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.


Human beings are the only creatures on earth that allow their children to come back home.     

Bill Cosby

There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other wings.     

Hodding Carter

Adventure must start with running away from home.     

William Bolitho

But a wise parent humors the desire for independent action, so as to become the friend and adviser when his absolute rule shall cease.     

Elizabeth Gaskell

Children have to be educated, but they have also to be left to educate themselves.     

Ernest Dimnet

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

Paul Simon

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

Scott Westerfeld

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

Mary-Jean Harris

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

The wise traveler leaves his heart at home.     

African Proverb

Not going home is already like death.     

E. Catherine Tobler

Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home.     

Matsuo Basho

You could walk out of the house, but you always returned home.     

Witold Rybczynski

The sun at home warms better than the sun elsewhere.     

Albanian Proverb

To feel at home, stay at home.     

Clifton Fadiman

Knowing when to leave may be the smartest thing anyone can learn.     

Burt Bacharach

Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.     

Twyla Tharp