Leaving Home Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old leaving home quotes, leaving home sayings, and leaving home proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

It is always sad when someone leaves home, unless they are simply going around the corner and will return in a few minutes with ice-cream sandwiches.     

Lemony Snicket

Leaving home in a sense involves a kind of second birth in which we give birth to ourselves.     

Robert Neelly Bellah

You can never go home again, but the truth is you can never leave home, so it's all right.

Maya Angelou

However painful the process of leaving home, for parents and for children, the really frightening thing for both would be the prospect of the child never leaving home.     

Robert Neely bellah

There is a moment, a chip in time, when leaving home is the lesser crime.

Paul Simon

Growing up means leaving home and becoming a self supporting adult. I think this the hardest task any human being hast to face.     

John Bradshaw

It's not the traveling that takes courage Tally. I've done much longer trips on my own. It's leaving home.

Scott Westerfeld

After you leave home, you may find yourself feeling homesick, even if you have a new home that has nicer wallpaper and a more efficient dishwasher than the home in which you grew up.     

Lemony Snicket

Home is a place you grow up wanting to leave, and grow old wanting to get back to.     

John Ed Pearce

Where we love is home, Home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

It is restful to leave one's home; not because traveling does not entail varied and difficult daily actions, but because it removes our responsibilities.     

Andre Maurois

When you have a solid upbringing and a strong sense of place, that sustains you. My sense of home never leaves me.     

Lyle Lovett

A man who leaves home to mend himself and others is a philosopher; but he who goes from country to country, guided by the blind impulse of curiosity, is a vagabond.

Oliver Goldsmith

You see much more of your children once they leave home.

Lucille Ball

You are the guy who'll decide where to go.

Dr. Seuss

You don't have a home until you leave it and then, when you have left it, you never can go back.

James Baldwin

It's just as hard to go back to a place you once left, as it is to leave it again.

Charlotte Eriksson

No one leaves home unless home is the mouth of a shark.

Warsan Shire

Sometimes we must leave our true homes for something greater to come.

Mary-Jean Harris

Leaving home's a cinch. It's the staying, once you've found it, that takes courage.

Catherine Watson

You leave home to seek your fortune and, when you get it, you go home and share it with your family.

Anita Baker

You can go other places, all right, you can live on the other side of the world, but you can't ever leave home.


Leave home? It's quite a scary thought. I'm not the most independent person and that's the result. When you're always surrounded by people it becomes quite normal.

Rupert Grint

Don't leave home without your sword - your intellect.     

Alan Moore

Children who cling to parents or who don't want to leave home are stunted in their emotional, psychological growth.     

Dirk Benedict

If you love your son, make him leave home.

Japanese Proverb

The wise man and the tortoise travel but never leave their home.

Chinese Proverb

The wise traveler leaves his heart at home.

African Proverb

Every day when you leave your home you give away more than you could ever imagine about who you are and what you do.     

Derren Victor Brown

A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.     

George Moore

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