„I am no theologian. I would not be surprised, however, if Heaven proved to be a cozy kitchen, where delicious treats appeared in the oven and in the refrigerator whenever you wanted them, and where the cupboards were full of good books.“
— Dean Koontz American author 1945
„The simplest questions are the most profound.
Where were you born?
Where is your home?
Where are you going?
What are you doing?
Think about these once in awhile, and watch your answers change.“
— Richard Bach American spiritual writer 1936
Illusions : The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah (1977)
„If you were not to be its victim, this book and body would amuse you with its arrogance. It would make you laugh. Because you were not its victim, you could feel no pain of betrayal.“
— Peter Greenaway British film director 1942
From the eighth book, "The Book of the Seducer"
The Pillow Book
„It was in the rule book. They gave you three warnings. The fourth time you fell below four miles an hour you were…well, you were out of the Walk. But if you had three warnings and could manage to walk for three hours, you were back in the sun again.“
— Stephen King, livro The Long Walk
The Long Walk (1979)
„The test of an adventure is that when you're in the middle of it, you say to yourself, "Oh, now I've got myself into an awful mess; I wish I were sitting quietly at home." And the sign that something's wrong with you is when you sit quietly at home wishing you were out having lots of adventure.“
— Thornton Wilder, The Matchmaker
Barnaby, in Act 4
The Matchmaker (1954)
„Run from the Furies, and they find you, as if fear were a homing device, as if literature itself, on contemplating the abyss, were an invitation to jump into it, while Wagner whistles.“
— John Leonard American critic, writer, and commentator 1939 - 2008
"Meeting at Winkel" http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9A00E1DE1538F935A3575AC0A964948260&scp=36&sq=, The New York Times (6 September 1982)
— Paul McCartney English singer-songwriter and composer 1942
„Books are delightful society. If you go into a room and find it full of books - even without taking them from the shelves they seem to speak to you, to bid you welcome.“
— William Ewart Gladstone British Liberal politician and prime minister of the United Kingdom 1809 - 1898
„Home wasn't a set house, or a single town on a map. It was wherever the people who loved you were, whenever you were together. Not a place, but a moment, and then another, building on each other like bricks to create a solid shelter that you take with you for your entire life, wherever you may go.“
— Sarah Dessen, livro What Happened to Goodbye
What Happened To Goodbye (2011)
Fonte: What Happened to Goodbye
„The only place I felt at home was in your heart. You were the only light that didn't go out on me.“
— Ben Hecht American screenwriter 1894 - 1964
Angels Over Broadway (1940)
„At that time the army had just been integrated in the States. And it was one of the few industries that offered black people the possibility of advancement if you did a good job. Most industries didn’t have that then: you were the last hired and the first fired. He was in Vietnam and we were sitting waiting, and we were luckier than some because he was able to come home and live a pretty good life.“
— Suzan-Lori Parks American writer 1963
On her father’s military experiences in “Suzan-Lori Parks: 'People in America are often encouraged not to think'” https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2016/sep/21/suzan-lori-parks-interview-royal-court-father-comes-home-from-the-wars-obama in The Guardian (2016 Sep 21)
„You called me and said you were home and wanted to go out for a pizza."
"I did? What time is it?"
"Time for pizza," [Catarina] replied.“
— Cassandra Clare, The Fall of the Hotel Dumort
Fonte: The Fall of the Hotel Dumort
„There's a serendipity to real life that the Internet can't duplicate. Do you use the library? For anything? Well, sometimes you end up picking up the book next to the one you were looking for, and it's that book that changes your life.“
— Laura Lippman, Hardly Knew Her
Fonte: Hardly Knew Her
„I don't browse in bookshops, I browse in libraries, where you can take a book home and read it, and if you like it you go to a bookshop and buy it.“
— Helene Hanff, livro 84, Charing Cross Road
Fonte: 84, Charing Cross Road
„The waitress took a bar rag, and she wiped it across her eyes.
And as she spoke her voice came out as something like a sigh.
She said "I wish that I was beautiful, or that you were halfway blind.
And I wish I weren't so dog-gone fat, I wish that you were mine.
And I wish that you'd come with me, when I leave for home.
For we both know all about loneliness, and livin' all alone."“
— Harry Chapin American musician 1942 - 1981
Better Place to Be
Song lyrics, Sniper and Other Love Songs (1972)