Leaving Home Sayings and Quotes

Leaving the nest can be difficult to put it mildly. Leaving the familiar for the unknown can spawn a whole lot of anxiety, but open up new opportunities as well. Step out of your comfort zone with the collection of wise and insightful quotes about leaving home.


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

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

John Ed Pearce

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

James Baldwin

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

Catherine Watson

A child enters your home and for the next twenty years makes so much noise you can hardly stand it. The child departs, leaving the house so silent you think you are going mad.     

John Andrew Holmes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.     

Sue Monk Kidd

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

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

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

Stay, stay at home, my heart, and rest; Home-keeping hearts are happiest.     

Henry W. Longfellow

To know after absence the familiar street and road and village and house is to know again the satisfaction of home.     

Hal Borland

When you're safe at home you wish you were having an adventure; when you're having an adventure you whish you were safe at home.     

Thornton Wilder

Unless you move, the place where you are is the place where you will always be.     

Ashleigh Brilliant

The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.     

Denis Waitley

The most important thing that parents can teach their children is how to get along without them.     

Frank A. Clark