99+ Best Hometown Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational hometown quotes will challenge the way you think, change the way you live and transform your whole life.

Famous Hometown Quotes

We’ve always let our guys like Miguel play toward the end, but not the whole season. They all want to play for their hometown teams down there. So we oblige within reason. — Jim Fleming

You just don’t want to go back to your hometown and hear people talking smack for who knows when we’ll play them again. We only have this opportunity once. — Chinedum Ndukwe

If I had not played basketball and made the millions of dollars that I had made, I would never have been able to build a hospital in Congo. It started in 1997, and 10 years later I was able to unveil the Biamba Marie Mutombo Hospital, named after my mother, in my hometown outside of Kinshasa. It was such a blessing. — Dikembe Mutombo

I mean I love my family very much, but there is a difference when you’re reuniting with your family outside of your hometown and reuniting in the family home. — Debra Messing

It’s not necessary to go far and wide. I mean, you can really find exciting and inspiring things within your hometown. — Daryl Hannah

Volvo’s most sincere gratitude goes out to the Volvo for life Awards judges, who time and time again come together to select the year’s greatest hometown heroes. They are an inspiring group of individuals making an incredible impact on the world. — Anne Belec

My hometown is a very boring city. There isn’t a lot of industry – there are a lot of trees. It’s not like Beijing where the sky is always dark. In my city the sky is blue and the sun shines. — Liu Wen

Anna Held’s birthdate and hometown are a dark mystery, thanks to her own mythmaking. — Eve Golden

I saw what happened when the mill in my hometown closed. — John Edward

Hurricane Katrina may have silenced my hometown for now. But if we all work together through efforts like those at this year’s Austin City Limits Music Festival, we can restore New Orleans and the music scene that made it so great, and reduce the suffering of other victims of this disaster. — Roger Lewis

My best moment in professional baseball? You’re looking at it right now. I’m in my hometown and I am a big league player about to play in Yankee Stadium. Does it get better? — Ruddy Lugo

He was a hometown hero, and Lorraine made sure everyone knew it. — Vicki Bosley

It is in this spirit of community that we have decided to forego this traditional celebration at this time. We trust that the generous sponsors and underwriters of the Hometown Heroes Gala will also affirm their commitments and support by helping Interfaith fund its ongoing programs as well as continuing to provide Hurricane relief as long as it is needed. — Ann Snyder

I blend time frames in my paintings. I tend to like things without the reference of time. A garden could be now, it could be 100 years ago. It’s a garden. When I paint hometown settings, things like that, there is a sense of embracing an older life, but I have to say I like to mix time frames. I like to paint what could be now, if the right cars were on the street. — Thomas Kinkade

My first novel, ‘Leaving Atlanta,’ took at look at my hometown in the late 1970s, when the city was terrorized by a serial murderer that left at least 29 African-American children dead. — Tayari Jones

He’s certainly our main priority, the player we now want to build the future on. It’s a special situation. How many guys in their own hometown are able to be That Guy? It’s just kind of like the stars and moon aligning. — W. S. Gilbert

To see them here is a dream come true. Los Angeles has been my hometown for so long, so to have them here is beyond words. I’m going to come here very often and bring friends to see them. — Maria Altmann

Basically we started a tradition where we get as close to a hometown as we can. It was nice for Holly. … I’m real proud of her, real happy. — Tina Deese

The hometown economic elite – rich local families or individuals whom people used to praise or revile, read about in the society pages, and gossip about incessantly – disappeared from most American cities decades ago. — Timothy Noah

We do expect a big showing for the week because of the town (they are) the hometown boys, if you will. It’s their second movie, and Sherwood naturally has a big draw and has a good network to spread the news about the movie. — Peter Evans

People are not homeless if they’re sleeping in the streets of their own hometowns. — Dan Quayle

We want to be the hometown company of choice, … and that is how we plan to compete and succeed. — Kevin Moore

In my hometown of Chicago, I’m kind of a medium deal. — Hannibal Buress

Words cannot describe what we felt in terms of the support we received the night after Mike’s passing, … A number of people made a special effort to be there that night and express their deepest sympathy. The outpouring of cards, e-mails, and phone calls received here and in his hometown have been incredible. — Jim Richards

I was willing to give Houston a hometown discount. I would have stayed in New England if they’d given me an offer I couldn’t refuse. They didn’t. — David Givens

In my hometown memories are fresh. — Adele

You like to have a lot of hometown kids. Their parents get to watch them play. It’s a comfort zone for everybody. — Greg Warren

I couldn’t have drawn it up any other way. Playing in my first game, in my hometown before my family, coaches and friends and to win the game on that play. — Braylon Edwards

The people that live in my hometown do not walk along the street with smiles on their faces. It is a desperate place, but I got out. — Natalia Vodianova

We’re so early in the storm … that the hometown companies only themselves are in the early stages of identifying where the damage is. — Jim Owens

He wants match play, it’s his hometown and it works for him. — Mark Baron

I was an English major in college. I was an obnoxious, tortured poet who wasn’t very good. And after I graduated, I was a newspaper reporter in my hometown for three and a half years. And then I went and got my MFA at University of Alabama. And while I was at Alabama, that’s when I began publishing, first literary magazines, and then at Harper’s. — Tony Earley

I like to spend time with my family. The majority of my time is spent in London, but I do like to escape and spend time with them in my hometown of Brighton on the south coast. — Katie Price

I never wore high heels in my hometown. — Liu Wen

Leaving my hometown and my family was very hard. — Camille Moute

Vince Young is a hometown hero. He’s an icon. — Ed Smith

In my hometown there is a pub named after me – The Frome Flyer on Jenson Avenue. How cool is that?! — Jenson Button

when i was a little kid i loved to play in the snow when i moved to texas i was devastated that i had to leave the snow behind i loved my hometown even though i dont remeber where it was but i still remeber what it looked like and where i went to school at i had alot of friends and it was hard to leave them behind i use to hate making new friends but this is life and you have to learn how to deal with it — dally salad

This weekend just keeps getting better and better and we’d love to get through the field tomorrow and cap it off in style. It feels great to clinch the championship here in front of (team owner) Ken Black’s hometown fans. I love this place and I consider Las Vegas to be my home track.. It has been very good to me. — Greg Anderson

Cleveland is my hometown, and the Indians have a narrow but rich history. — Fred Willard

He doesn’t want to go anywhere else or look anywhere else. He wants to be a hometown kid. With the recruiting class Pitt got this year, it’s really kind of a no-brainer. They’re going to be good. — Nick Kamberis

Fielding a third truck in Atlanta will enable David to run in front of his hometown crowd, friends and family. It will also gain him some additional seat time in preparation for his stint driving the No. 6. We’re looking forward to getting David a jump start on his 2006 schedule. — Jack Roush

The Angels made it as hard as can be – everything they did was right. Once the best offers came in, it came down to where I feel comfortable playing. . . . It was tough. It was like dealing with two hometown teams, and whoever I said no to it was like I was letting down family. — Paul Ford

I feel this is my hometown tournament and one in which I have always looked forward to playing. My back is just not ready yet for competition. — Lindsay Davenport

When I walked down the streets, I asked myself, are these my people?, is this my hometown, am I who I am? — Azar Nafisi

I think people came out to watch Stanford play. They came out to watch some of their players. When you bring in the best team in the area you just want to come out because you know it’s going to be a show and you always hope that maybe your hometown team can have a huge upset. — Jill Hirschinger

We all have hometown appetites, — Clementine Paddleford

I felt I was riding really well, but I knew how much Levi wanted to come into his hometown with that jersey. — Jackson Stewart

I am fortunate to have the ability to lend my name to build the Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre in my hometown of Melbourne. It will be a state-of-the-art facility to help heal the whole person – body, mind and spirit. — Olivia Newton-John

Place is so important to me. The Midwest is like a ghost in my life. It’s present as I look out the window now. I see Texas, but if I close my eyes and look out the same window, I’m back in my hometown in Worthington, Minnesota, and I cherish those values and that diction. — Tim O’Brien

I was definitely surprised, … just being that he had only been there for a couple of years, he’s a hometown guy, growing up a Red Sox fan. Other than being a player, it’s the best job in the world, and I thought he was going to be here for life. — Bronson Arroyo

You can get your hometown local news channels while you’re on vacation in a country where you don’t understand the language. — Roger Entner

My hometown was one of the major U.S. Air Force bases. — Ang Lee

To be able to come back to my hometown and be a part of showing these kids they can be a part of what Terry is doing is very, very special. Whether it is sports or business or something else in life, they can press those limits and excel. Terry is proof of that and I’m just glad I got to share in this day with all these students. — Jacob Tamme

I grew up very differently than a lot of other people in my hometown in Mississippi. But I can’t imagine my life any other way. I flew home and surprised my best friend at his graduation, and I remember turning to my mom and saying, ‘My graduation was so much cooler than this.’ I had Melissa Joan Hart give my commencement speech. — Taylor Spreitler

He was a wonderful human being. As powerful as he was, he acted like he was your neighbor next door. He fit the ideal for a hometown senator. He did the job the right way. — Ryan Costello

We’ve come a long way. As a woman I’m proud. As the mother of three girls, I’m proud. In 1984 when I was competing, not many girls did a lot of sports. In my hometown there weren’t many female athletes training 35 hours a week. Today it’s just natural. — Sylvie Bernier

I’m also excited about winning my first title here in my hometown in front of the Charlotte fans, … I’m going to win it and go off next year and become the real heavyweight champion of the world. — Calvin Brock

We wanted to give it a hometown theme where local people tell their story through our paintings. — Dan Modzelewski

We understand that this is Jerome Bettis’ hometown and that he’s going to get a lot of the attention. He’s a classy guy who’s had a great career. You can see why it’s kind of hard for us to compete against that for attention. — Matt Hasselbeck

I think I went through my phase of feeling sort of invisible when I left my small hometown in Canada and moved to the big city of Vancouver. I kind of had to decide right there in that moment what I was going to do with the rest of my life and make a thousand decisions after finishing high school. Fortunately, I chose acting. — Justin Chatwin

Pizza made me who I am. In the summer of 1998, I dropped out of college and started a pizza restaurant called Growlies in my hometown in rural Canada. My seed money: a credit card with a $20,000 limit. — Ryan Holmes

I’m a professional cook. I’ve worked with other cooks from all over the world, but my family is not that way – they’re always lived within 25 miles of my hometown! — Paul Prudhomme

Britain, and my hometown, will always be with me wherever I go and whatever I do – but I prefer to live in California. — Eric Burdon

You can get a hometown phone number so your relatives can dial a local number, and it’s routed to your phone. — Louis Holder

While in high school, I worked part time at Subway, then at the front desk of the local YMCA, then at a tennis club, until I landed an unpaid internship at ‘The Mountain View Voice,’ my hometown newspaper. — Jose Antonio Vargas

My real friends from my hometown they’re very happy. They’re very impressed with me. They see how I get better. Everybody think I get better a lot. — Nenad Krstic

We know that South by Southwest doesn’t care about us. That festival is not about hometown heroes. It’s about bands from everywhere else but Austin, for the most part. The last couple of years we’re not even close to Austin when South by Southwest starts. — Chris Klinck

I have asked Mike (Wallace) to drive the Lucas Oil Chevy at Bristol. Mike had a good run for us at Bristol in the spring race even though we were wrecked and we feel he will give us a good solid run there again at our hometown track. () — Larry McClure

To get their name on a brick, athletes simply need to collect $100 in donations. Included on the brick are their name, their hometown and the year they purchased the brick. — Michele Henson

He’s a local favorite. I’m sure it’s selling well because of his hometown ties. — Mark Schlosser

Yes, Daniel Robbins has decided to leave Microsoft to pursue his passion for software development with an independent software vendor where he will be focused on building in .Net on Windows. This move also takes Daniel and his family back to their hometown community of Albuquerque?We thank Daniel for his contribution to Microsoft and wish him the best of luck on his new job. — Bill Hilf

Having held my last training camp there, and it being just two hours from Little Rock, Memphis is like a second home to me. I can’t wait to perform in front of my fans from Arkansas and my adopted hometown fans in Memphis. It’s going to be a great night. — Jermain Taylor

Reuben was happy (for me). We’re hometown boys. We’re from the same area in California. — Jason Wright

I’m honored to serve as mayor of my hometown where our founders started America with three simple words: ‘We, the people.’ And when they said ‘people’ they didn’t mean ‘corporations.’ — Michael Nutter

Chicago is my hometown and will always have a special place in my heart. — Kenneth Choi

I go to Wal-Mart all the time. The one in my hometown of Hendersonville, Tenn., is open 24 hours, so I go there a lot to buy DVDs and stuff like that. — Taylor Swift

Toronto is close to my hometown of Hamilton. I grew up watching Hockey Night in Canada on Saturday night. It was one of the most exciting games of my life, that’s for sure. — Ray Emery

He grew up in a town that was probably 30 percent Jewish, … He came back to his hometown after the war and found that his schoolmates and his friends were no more. — William Keeler

The fact that these kids are from my hometown makes this especially fun for me. They’re a scrappy team and they made a promise that they would represent. — Joe Dumars

It’s a big thing back in my hometown about me being here. There are a lot of people behind me. — Brandon Jacobs

We have a new committee for the Bristol Homecoming Festival, and this was our first year to organize it. All things considered, there seemed to be a lot of new life breathed into the event. The Bristol Homecoming Festival is one of the oldest festivals in Indiana, dating back to 1881. These are the kind of events we need to be successful at to help our hometown thrive. We need good ideas, the ability to communicate this to our neighbors, and community involvement to make this happened, which is one reason to network with business leaders in our town. — Dan Watson

Other than my hometown newspapers, he wrote the first big story on me – and it was on the cover of the L.A. Times (sports section). How could I not drop by? — Brendan Gaughan

I know guys in my hometown that drive by feel and sound. — Evel Knievel

Fort Lewis told me they wanted me to walk on they didn’t think I was good enough (for a scholarship). I’ve kept that in the back of my mind ever since my hometown didn’t think I was good enough. I took that negative and turned it into a positive. — Orlando Griego

Back in East Texas, all three networks have stations in my hometown of Tyler, and for a town that small, 85,000, to have all three networks, they all have their own news programs, six and 10, and they’re always looking for news. Back when I was a judge, they were constantly coming to the courthouse and asking for comments. — Louie Gohmert

I would see her and her daughters on the front porch and in the back yard. I was shocked. I was just talking to her. We had gone to the Hometown Flea Market and when we got back everyone was saying your neighbor’s dead. It was like being hit by a hammer. — S. Walker

My mother keeps me abreast of all the hometown things. — Faith Ford

My family has always been my biggest supporters so it’s great to get this chance. This is a hometown team and a chance for me to give back. — Darmetreis Kilgore

I think the International Team is obviously very strong. We know that it’s going to be a tough go of it, and we know how supportive the hometown crowd is towards their heroes. — Phil Mickelson

I think this team has rallied around him and what he’s meant to this organization for so long and knowing that this could be his last ride. The fact that it’s in his hometown means a lot to the guys in here to make it happen for him because he’s meant that much to us. — Alan Faneca

The fact that there is this spat between Arnold Schwarzenegger and his hometown is news. The ability for both sides to have their views exposed through various Internet means is far greater than it ever has been. — Boyd Peterson

The stream in my hometown Calgary is the oil and gas industry – that’s the talk you hear on the street. — Gary Kovacs

New York is my, you know, second hometown. — Masaharu Morimoto

I had gone to nursing school at Northampton Community College in my hometown of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. And nursing didn’t feel quite right, and an old boyfriend gave me a 35-millimeter camera just to play with. So, I took a darkroom class. — Carol Guzy

Baseball is a significant part of the American landscape, as are stuffed animals, and that is why this partnership with the St. Louis Cardinals is such a fit. The Cardinals are our hometown team and we have been working with them for many years. Having a store in the new stadium was the logical next step in our relationship. — Maxine Clark

I would love to finish my career in Houston, to be back in front of the hometown fans and in front of my family. You never know what can happen. I’m happy in Seattle right now. But at the same time, there’s no place like home. — Rashard Lewis

I was thinking about the armor, personally. I think it would go great in my hometown. I don’t know. I’m not sure. Hopefully. — Eleanor Tomlinson

‘Bless Me, Ultima’ is quite autobiographical in the sense that I was writing a story about my childhood, my hometown where I grew up, Santa Rosa, New Mexico, on Old Highway 66 and the Pecos River. So a great deal of that environment, landscape, people, got thrown in the novel. — Rudolfo Anaya

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