100+ Best Homeless Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly wise homeless quotes will encourage you to think a little deeper than you usually would and broaden your perspective.

Famous Homeless Quotes

We’re hoping the canned goods go to homeless people. And we’re hoping the money we raise goes to cancer research at Children’s Hospital in Birmingham. — J. Taylor

The problem was, Katrina was on television 24 hours a day. It was in every paper. The homeless problem is kind of an unseen problem. People don’t commonly bump into homeless people. They don’t see the problem. — Phil Frame

I think the homeless have just found shelter with the federal courts. I think it’s a brave and courageous decision. — Mark Rosenbaum

He was a homeless man, but he came to join hands with us to fight tyranny. — Somsak Kosaisuk

I always knew that I would give back. My mother and my father both believe you have to work hard and give back. That’s why I was a volunteer firefighter, that’s why I worked in a homeless shelter. I always knew I’d give back, elective office or not. — Thomas Kean, Jr.

I respect everyone, from the homeless brother and sister on the street to the executive that sits in the highest office named President Barack Obama. I respect everyone – but we over-respect no one. — Mo’Nique

To anyone who is homeless, I say, find a home. — Ben Okri

Where do the homeless have 90 per cent of their accidents? — Bob Monkhouse

Just for the Super Bowl, they want to pick up the homeless and get us out of the way? They want us to get on a bus so they can take us away to Pontiac or someplace. — Robert Collins

Don’t try to drive the homeless into places we find suitable. Help them survive in places they find suitable. — Daniel Quinn

People are confused and think there are one group of homeless. Thirty percent of the homeless that use the shelter are employed, a third have high school diplomas and 10 percent have college degrees. Only 6 percent are on public assistance. — Jim Featherstone

We do not follow a health and wealth savior. We follow a homeless and wounded Savior. — David Platt

Well, I guess we are all homeless at this point, — S. Walker

Now, we’re saying, as soon as we know someone is homeless or vulnerable to being homeless, get them in housing, and then work on their other problems. So that’s really the big shift, the big change. — Leslie Howard

Unlove’s the heavenless hell and the homeless home — e. e. cummings

Unless they have some serious plan for helping move people from hotels into apartments, other than putting up fliers . . . as of December 1, there’s going to be a lot of homeless people. — Sheila Crowley

The people of Hawaii are basically ignorant. If you don’t believe it just look at me. I was elected by the morons. In any other state I would be homeless looking for a janitorial job. — Ron Menor

Thousands of families nationwide will be homeless today. — Tracie Washington

It is simply unthinkable that someone would beat another human being for sport. We need to send a message to these abhorrent criminals that being homeless does not make you target practice. — Rep. Taylor

Wherever there is a live-entertainment district, I don’t care what urban setting you are talking about, there are going to be homeless people. — Roger Martin

We have been looking into homeless dumping for some time, and this (tape) gives us another example of what has been going on. — Frank Mateljan

The primary call to action is to provide the immediate physical needs of the homeless population in terms of food, shelter and counseling. They also run long-term recovery programs designed to break the cycle of poverty and homelessness. — Tim Campbell

I have always felt a little homeless. It’s a strange thing. — Annie Lennox

Just as he lived on his own terms, advocating for the rights of human beings, the rights of those who were forgotten or ignored, from victims of rape in Africa, to the homeless on streets worldwide, he chose to move into a more abundant life, not from a hospital bed, but from his home in Vatican City. Today I, along with so many Americans, continue to pray for Pope John Paul II. — Sheila Lee

Chronically homeless means constantly homeless; it means repeatedly homeless. — Linda Lingle

But it’s them that are so good. That’s what this business is all about — it’s people from the ground up. It’s the homeless to Bay St. bankers. — Dean Lynden

I’m homeless right now but I hope they can help us the best way they could. — Denise Young

Most people who are homeless are not drug addicts, — Mike Hennessey

Time after time, when we needed help to provide adequate quarters for sick or homeless people . . . Milton stepped forward and provided for every need, … His business was inexpensive furniture. What we needed was inexpensive furniture. He would always provide it. — John McCarthy

Nobody will be homeless here, that’s for sure. — Matt Boxler

We definitely feel that it’s a widespread epidemic around the country. It seems like there’s been a spike in incidents. We’re not sure if it’s copycat attacks or open season on the homeless population. — Michael Stoops

Seven out of 10 Americans are one paycheck away from being homeless. — Pras Michel

I was homeless when I was younger and I was suicidal when I was 21. Anything that has happened after that is like water off a duck’s back. — Billy Joel

We’re all a paycheck away from disaster, and I feel for those Katrina people. But the homeless people in this city are treated like second-class citizens. What does that say about our nation’s capital? Something’s wrong with this picture. — Andrew Davis

There are no available men in their thirties in New York. Giuliani had them removed along with the homeless. — Cynthia Nixon

I developed a loyal following. No one knew I was homeless. — Jewel

I grew up with a family that had very little and were at times homeless. — Misha Collins

Of course money buys happiness. You ever seen a homeless person skip? The answer to that riddle’s no. They’re not allowed. — Daniel Tosh

Regardless of how this ‘report’ ranks New York, our city is the most generous jurisdiction in the country when it comes to addressing the needs of at-risk and homeless citizens. — Angela Allen

I told myself when I was broke and homeless that my biggest goal was just to have a house. That goal was achieved. I’m just really, really lucky. — Rosa Salazar

It certainly dispels stereotypes about who needs food, like the conventional stereotype being homeless people. It is actually a lot of working families. — Lee Mercer

We notified our principals (Wednesday) and our student support service department is working closely with schools to enroll the children, and we will enroll them under our homeless child procedures, — O. J. Simpson

I lived rough, by my wits, was homeless, lived on the streets, lived on friends’ floors, was happy, was miserable. — Ben Okri

We do find a fair number of youth in the homeless population that because of their circumstances are either no longer welcome or may have fled from their homes that are in need of services, but they cannot access them. They may have stayed in school, they may have jobs and be managing fairly well on their own … but their legal status is fuzzy. — Rep. McGee

Through a program with Community Support services, they place around 50 homeless into apartments every year. Shesler Hall houses about 40 per year and Henry Hall just opened. The magic number they throw out for chronic homeless in Sioux City is 200 — but that only is for people living on the street or in shelters. That doesn’t count people doubling up. — Kathy Roberts

Volunteer fire departments operate on very limited budgets. We wanted to help these local heroes and decided to donate some of our equipment. We are also involved with local ministry programs, donating washers and dryers to help the homeless and unfortunate. — W. S. Gilbert

I think we are going to be able to take a giant leap into where we want to be and the reason for that is that there’s a driving force right now that is apparently working well in terms of all branches of government, even with the mayor’s little gesture of letting the homeless be in certain parks and certain property. — Stanlyn Placencia

The reality is, we’re homeless right now. This wasn’t the challenge we were looking for at this point in our lives. But I can’t tell you how much it’s meant to see the love that people have shown. — Ben Jackson

One of the toughest jobs we have is convincing some people that we’re not making up this problem. The homeless out here may be harder to see, but they are all around, right beneath the surface. — Dottie Kastigar

I spent all night feeding the homeless to dogs. — Anthony Jeselnik

We started working together with the city administration to help orphans. When we saw the needs of the homeless children, that is where our focus turned and continues to this day. — Christina Greenberg

He was really into technology and trying to connect homeless people to technology. — Georgine Getty

The proposed amendment will send a clear message that the criminal exploitation of Maine’s homeless citizens will not be tolerated. — Steven Rowe

The reality is, all over the country the number of people in the homeless condition continues to grow. It will grow significantly as far as the eye can see. It’s near crisis right now. It will certainly get there. — Robert Brown

He could have been killed if that brick hit him in the right place. The message is that the homeless in DeLand are vulnerable, that they are not any better than what happened to Mr. Roberts in Holly Hill. — Linda Brown

We have larger global issues. The city is the only city in the valley that has homeless shelters. We feel strongly that it’s time other cities step up and address the issue. — Mark Wasserman

It explains Scott was helping to rebuild a deck at a home for battered women and noticed that an approximate 22 year old young man was staring at him. It was Scott’s claim that he had tutored this young man as a child at St. Vincent de Paul Center for Homeless Children when he was in high school. — Jon Buehler

With the death toll still rising, it will take untold millions of dollars to get back some semblance of life along the nation’s Gulf Coast. Most of us will never truly understand what it is like to have your life turned upside down overnight. No place to call your own. To become homeless in a day is unthinkable. — Alan Green

Unlike other homeless women, a battered woman has been the victim of power and control. She believes she can make no decisions. She doesn’t know what her options are. To be successful, battered women need a lot of handholding in the beginning. — Phyllis DeMott

I’ve been homeless. I’ve worked at 7-Eleven. — Dennis Rodman

The real boss and director of flight operations is ‘Gus,’ our formerly homeless shepherd-mix dog. — Jim Barclay

Reggie has done an amazing job with this program. I remember coming here five years ago. I called it a friends-and-family crowd. You could announce the crowd as quickly as the starting lineup. There were two people heckling us behind the bench. I think they were homeless people. — Tim Shea

I was planning on my future as a homeless person. I had a really good spot picked out. — Larry David

There is a significant need for this sort of work in our county. A major portion of this community is living at or below the poverty line. We have a number of homeless in the city, too, although you may not see them. — George Lewis

We’re not going to use being a homeless football team as a reason to not try to succeed on the field. — Chris Scelfo

We have come dangerously close to accepting the homeless situation as a problem that we just can’t solve. — Linda Lingle

We just can’t stop people from being homeless if that’s their choice. — Tony Abbott

I have been in touch with fellow Lions in Louisiana who are assisting me with coordinating needed items for the hurricane victims. Many homeless Lions are staying at a Lions children’s camp in Leesville La., which has become a refuge for the homeless and also a distribution center for Lions helping Lions. — Tim Chase

Thousands of family pets left homeless by Katrina and Rita are facing hunger, still wandering near their destroyed homes, and have no one to feed or care for them. — David Meyer

Neutering is good for his temper, it’s good for his health, and it’s the most important thing you can do to make a difference for homeless animals! … Did you know that shelters have to kill more than 4 million animals every year just because there aren’t enough good homes out there? I can’t have that on my conscience! — John McEnroe

We were not able to handle the homeless we had before the storm, let alone 5,000 more people. — Katherine Martin

President Bush delivered on what he promised to do: Addicts, the homeless and the jobless should have access to the best programs available. — Jim Towey

You are better off being homeless than being me. — Britney Spears

I don’t have much of a problem while I am in the park. Many of the homeless are usually gone by the time I get here. And I am not here late enough in the day to have a problem either. — Joe Richardson

We do have a group of about 50 people who are chronic homeless. They use the winter shelter when the weather is bad, but once it gets warm they are back at their makeshift camps under the bridges and along the river. They make very little effort to use the homeless services and improve their lives. We can offer all the programs in the world, but if they don’t want to use them and don’t want to change their lifestyles, there isn’t much we can do about it. — Jim Featherstone

You never know what’s going to happen with television these days. — Patrick Warburton

If they had homeless people, human beings, inside the lab against their will and they were doing needless, senseless experiments on them, people would be out in the streets marching. There would be a revolution. SHAC is saying that these animals are equal to humans in that they shouldn’t have to undergo needless pain and suffering. — Pamelyn Ferdin

Groups feeding the homeless at the Downtown Plaza has had unintended consequences. There are so many folks clustered in downtown – it’s becoming a crisis. — Russ Blackburn

In June, 2010, I moved out of my apartment and I have been mostly homeless ever since, — Brian Chesky

I think it’s really hard to put a firm picture on any homeless community because they’re invisible. But it’s clear we are seeing more females than males now. — Mike Peterson

Philadelphia is my home. I felt homeless for quite a while. In LA, so much revolves around show business, I never felt it was a very balanced life. — David Morse

Our health care system squanders money because it is designed to react to emergencies. Homeless shelters, hospital emergency rooms, jails, prisons – these are expensive and ineffective ways to intervene and there are people who clearly profit from this cycle of continued suffering. — Pete Earley

Persons who have been homeless carry within them a certain philosophy of life which makes them apprehensive about ownership. — Jerzy Kosinski

There is a large taxpayer expense when homeless people are poured out on the streets. Right now, they are in a shelter where we don’t have to pay the costs for police, the costs for hospitals or the costs for incarceration. — Jim Madaffer

To be homeless in America is to live like a fugitive. The destitute are our own native-born illegals. — Barbara Ehrenreich

She would go to McDonald’s and give it out to homeless people. — Marina Daniels

WAG created the Chance Fund late last year to assist a blind, homeless Labrador retriever who has since found a loving family. The donations were so generous that the excess funds can now be used to help other animals. — Melissa Peterson

I don’t want to scrounge around and be homeless, and I want to finish my education. — Callan McAuliffe

We are concerned that people are caught up in the trend and not doing research on the needs of the breed. History is proof that when people purchase dogs based on looks alone, the animal ultimately ends up being given away to a shelter, adding to the over 4 million homeless dogs already in shelters. — Stephanie Shain

Public housing is more than just a place to live, public housing programs should provide opportunities to residents and their families. — Carolyn McCarthy

We are proposing to develop 209 units of high-quality, very affordable housing, including about 100 units of housing for formerly homeless individuals and 100 units of housing for low-income individuals. — Larry James

When you are live you never know what is going to happen. — Michael Schenker

I was 21 and homeless – such a broken, lost woman. — Lykke Li

As you know, I’m a black girl out of the projects of New York City, raised in a single parent home because my parents divorced very very young… welfare and homeless at four and then again at 16 and just not having the things or the necessary tools that society would say I needed to have in order to be any kind of success in life. — Kelly Price

Maybe Mr. Cohen and his team of lawyers think that making fun of Chief Fong’s Asian heritage or an officer running over a homeless person is funny or needs context. He should consider heeding the advice of his fellow officers and community leaders and stop trying to publicize and promote this stuff. — Peter Ragone

It hurts everyone, worst of all homeless people. Criminalizing homelessness is a waste of time and resources. — Michael Stoops

It is no good for somebody in the entertainment business like myself to back romantic, telegenic causes abroad, such as jeopardised tribes’ peoples, noble political prisoners, and cute, endangered animals, if you do not also try and do something for the homeless on your own streets. Even if those homeless are at times supremely unpicturesque, occasionally ignoble and not at all cute. — Alexei Sayle

I had to succeed. Failure means I would have to be homeless again. — Elie Tahari

I talked to Gerry and told him that I wanted to be a mother. We thought that maybe it would be faster if it was done in Peru. But it’s a very sad thing when you go to another country. You don’t just see older homeless people in the city. You see children, begging. It breaks my heart. — Luz Hoyt

We do get quite a few homeless in the ER. They are mostly healthy people, but they are cold. They are looking for warmth and something to eat. — Valerie Osborn

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