69+ Best Leaving Home Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Leave is to go away from someone or something, for a short time or permanently. Profoundly inspirational leaving home quotes will challenge the way you think, and help guide you through any life experience.

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Famous Leaving Home Quotes

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

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

I try to send out a good message  I sometimes get asked for advice for leaving home and trying to make it overseas. I would always say think long term, and think bigger picture make the sacrifice. Daniel Ricciardo

I wish there was a way to know you’re in the good old days before you’ve actually left them. Andy Bernard

I always regret leaving home if I don’t get at least four or five surfs in the week before I leave. I try to be in the water as much as possible before leaving, and it’s the one thing I miss massively. Flume

When you leave home to follow your dreams, your road will probably be riddled with potholes, not always paved in happy Technicolor bricks. You’ll probably be kicked to the ground 150 million times and told you’re nuts by friends and strangers alike. As you progress you may feel lonely or terrified for your physical and emotional safety. You may overestimate your own capabilities or fail to live up to them, and you’ll surely fall flat on your face once in a while. Kelly Cutrone

An elephant funeral makes me weep every time, and so does an ad with a kid leaving home for college. Andrew Sean Greer

Oh, why did people have to be seperated before they understood how much they meant to each other? Linda Crew

My mother had aspirations to become a concert singer. Her Methodist Minister father didn’t approve of young girls leaving home until they married, so she had to pass it up. John Coltrane

The city was lovely. There could be no place in the world to which he belonged so completely. That was why he’d always dreamed of leaving, and why he’d always been so afraid to go. Daniel Alarcón

The state of my poor boy’s health prevents me from leaving home for a night. Edward Irving

It was a time before Facebook and Instagram and texting. I imagine it must be easier now, for college students. Home must not feel so far away anymore. But how do you cut the apron strings if the strings are virtual? Kirstie Collins Brote

A Different World, for me, was in a lot of ways responsible for me going to college. I wanted to go to a black college, and I wanted to get out of Los Angeles. It’s just a natural part of all of our journeys, that idea of leaving home. Kenya Barris

But when you’re a kid, it isn’t chaos. It’s just a heartbeat. Your house isn’t floating through space, it sits on the ground. Once you get old enough you start to see that color is just paint and doors are just wood. Then, at some point, that feeling of home vanishes entirely. And that’s what I fear. That nothing will ever make me feel like I’m safe again. That once you leave home, you never get it back. Ryan Galloway,

Once, a makeup artist put a little gold highlighter on my Cupid’s bow, and it accentuated the lip colour and brought the whole makeup look together. It was just a little thing, but I loved it. I do it myself now, but I have to double check myself. I’m like, Is this too much? You don’t want to be leaving home with a big glob of gold on your face. Samara Weaving

Leaving everything that makes them who and what they are, leaving because it is no longer possible to stay. They will never be the same again because you just cannot be the same once you leave behind who and what you are, you just cannot be the same. NoViolet Bulawayo

I think the iPhone is the best consumer product ever. That’s what I feel about it. And it’s become so integrated and integral to our lives, you wouldn’t think about leaving home without it. Tim Cook

I could stay, and search for what had been home, or I could go, now, before the walls shifted and the way out was shut. Tara Westover

It is not, of course, complete yet but some sentences were understood this afternoon. I feel that I have at last struck the solution of a great problem and the day is coming when telegraph wires will be laid onto houses just like water or gas and friends converse with each other without leaving home. Alexander Graham Bell

Home was truly the best place he could possibly be, but, alas, was not an available option. Kenneth Eade

I did not enjoy Cambridge. But I shouldn’t blame Cambridge alone. I wasn’t ready for university or for the wrench of leaving home. It was a big cultural shock. Naomie Harris

I regarded home as a place I left behind in order to come back to it afterward. Ernest Hemingway

I hate leaving home. I love what I do, but I’d love to go home every night. Charlie Watts

Maybe I should go home. I miss Bombay. But the Bombay I miss isn’t there to go home to anymore. This is who we are. We sail away from the place we love and then because we aren’t there to love it people go with axes and burning torches and smash and burn and then we say, Oh, too sad. But we abandoned it, left it to our barbarian successors to destroy. Salman Rushdie

Twenty is a tough age because it slips past in the middle of so much else university, gap year, leaving home, getting jobs. A. A. Gill

Thomas Wolfe warned in the title of America’s great novel that you can’t go home again. I enjoyed the book but I never agreed with the title. I believe that one can never leave home. I believe that one carries the shadows, the dreams, the fears and dragons of home under one’s skin, at the extreme corners of one’s eyes and possibly in the gristle of the earlobe. Maya Angelou

The history of American women is all about leaving home crossing oceans and continents, or getting jobs and living on their own. Gail Collins

Philippa Mitchell was eighteen years old when she left England. She left behind her bedroom, that cocoon of misery in which she’d imprisoned herself; her parents, with their forced, hollow cheerfulness; and the pieces of her heart, smashed to smithereens two years ago with a phone call that came in the middle of the night. F.J. Campbell

It is very hard leaving home for life on the road. The toll that it takes is actually immeasurable, and you can think all you want about what it does to your relationships, but the way it actually plays out is very deep and very unique to those personalities that are involved. LP

Everything that loomed so large close up all you had to do was step away, and they shrank to nothing. You could stop taking their phone calls, tear up their letters, pretend they’d never existed. Start over as a new person with a new life. Just a problem of geography, he thought, with the confidence of someone who had never yet tried to free himself of family. Celeste Ng

My dad is really the reason I have this hard work ethic. I can fully remember him leaving home at 5 o’clock in the morning and not coming back until midnight. Mustafa Ali

Whether moving out of state or to a completely different country, moving away from home takes bravery and even more emotional preparation than practical planning especially if dealing with unsupportive loved ones. Brooke Baum

I grew up just as my friends did until 19 before leaving home, and it’s because of that I am who I am now. N’Golo Kante

The trail will only provide if you accept its offer. All of it. You must leave home. You must be broken. It will cost you your entire life as you know it. And then, and only then, can you receive. What you receive will be far greater than anything you had or anything you lost. It will change you. It might even heal you. Ben Crawford

Sometimes stepping out with short hair can feel like leaving home without your phone. You feel stressed and naked. There is, quite literally, nothing to hide behind. Whitney Port

For the first time in nine years, I felt embarrassed about my abrupt departure and the complete severing of all my ties. My actions had been justified I was still sure of that. But all the time I’d been away, I’d assumed that everything had remained the same, that people and beliefs hadn’t changed. Which was stupid, because I hadn’t stayed the same. I felt a little of my old resolve not to look back shift and redistribute itself, like sand in and outgoing tide. Karen White

If my world were to cave in tomorrow, I would look back on all the pleasures, excitements and worthwhilenesses I have been lucky enough to have had. Not the sadness, not my miscarriages or my father leaving home, but the joy of everything else. It will have been enough. Audrey Hepburn

To leave home. It’s gotta be worth leaving. Brad Pitt

Leaving home in a sense involves a kind of second birth in which we give birth to ourselves. Robert Neelly Bellah

Six months after Lucien traveled to Australia, Mum left her son, her parents, her brothers and sisters, her work, her friends and her country, sailed over the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, through the Suez Canal, across the Indian Ocean, into the Pacific and joined her husband in Sydney to start a new life. That’s the sort of thing people did back then. Everyone was starting again after the war, after losing mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters, children, husbands and wives. It seems shocking now, but there wasn’t such a sentimental attitude towards family or such a fear of death then as we have now. People who live through wars often develop attachment disorders as protection from loss. Viv Albertine

Almost everything worthwhile carries with it some sort of risk, whether it’s starting a new business, whether it’s leaving home, whether it’s getting married, or whether it’s flying in space. Chris Hadfield

Instead of moving on, it felt like everything behind me was being wiped out, as though I had conjured it into being and when I wasn’t looking it all disappeared. Ciara Smyth

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 Neelly Bellah

Women in the early forties who have been wives and mothers for over twenty years are liable to suffer from a slight sense of guilt whenever they embark on any purely self regarding activity; but Lady Kilmichael had better reasons than this for her desire to avoid the eyes of acquaintances on her journey. She was leaving her home, her husband and her family possibly for good. Ann Bridge

Most things in my life I had before leaving home. Values, support, great family. I was shaped at an early age. A musician playing guitar, I wanted to be a folk singer. Sissy Spacek

I don’t like this, he said. I don’t like knowing you can’t forgive me, Claire. Please, I said I was sorry, what do you want me to do? Beg?I will. I’ll get on my knees right here if you want. Rachel Caine

Garrison Keillor’s Lake Wobegon books create a world I can immerse myself in over and over. I love the deadpan humour, the warmth, and the wonderful characters in The Sidetrack Tap. I discovered them when I was about 30, starting with Leaving Home and We Are Still Married, and fell in love with the place and those flat Midwestern vowels. Fiona Barton

You get a strange feeling when you’re about to leave a place like you’ll not only miss the people you love but you’ll miss the person you are now at this time and this place, because you’ll never be this way ever again. Azar Nafisi

Leaving home early is always complicated. But when I arrived in Germany, I encountered an incredible structure built by the company that takes care of my career. They did not leave me wanting for anything. The most complicated thing was really the language. Otherwise, everything was taken care of. Roberto Firmino

I never knew how easy it is to escape if you don’t mind leaving nearly everything behind. Beth Revis

Why cannot a woman be shown working out of choice, the way men do? Can’t a woman work because she enjoys it and is capable of doing it? Why should they be shown leaving home for employment as a sacrifice for the family? Shabana Azmi

I realized if I didn’t just go, I’d never go. Going was the key. It didn’t matter where I was headed just as long as I was headed somewhere. Ben Davis

My dad was fine, but I have to say my mum was upset when I said I was leaving home. Keren Woodward

It’s never easy to leave one’s home, especially when there are only closed doors ahead of you. Nadia Hashimi

Peace like charity begins at home. Franklin D. Roosevelt

I had left small-town, rural life for good, and I had no intention of ever returning, not because I didn’t like my home but because I had always known that I would leave. Leaving was part of my life romance, part of an idea I had about myself as a person destined for adventure; and as far as I could tell, adventure lay in the urban wilds of Manhattan, not in the farmland of Minnesota. Siri Hustvedt

Home is the most popular, and will be the most enduring of all earthly establishments. Channing Pollock

When they reached the top of the hill they turned and looked down at the valley. Moominhouse was just a blue dot, and the river a narrow ribbon of green the swing they couldn’t see at all. We’ve never been such a long way from home before, said Moomintroll, and a little goose fleshy thrill of excitement came over them at the thought. Tove Jansson

No matter who you are or where you are, instinct tells you to go home. Laura Marney

In the naivete of their youth, they believed Fate to be a kind mistress. None of them were prepared for the beast that was about to pick them up by the throats and shake them until their teeth rattled. Melodie Ramone

Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in. Robert Frost

I just can’t wait to get out of Sweet Valley, Jessica explained. I feel like I’ve been dancing with the same ten cute guys my whole life. Francine Pascal

As corny as it sounds, to me, home is where the heart is. So moving houses is just another way in which I get to experience life. Ellen DeGeneres

She had not thought it would be so easy to slip into the old roles. Cambridge had changed her fundamentally and she thought she was immune. No one in her family, however, noticed the transformation in her, and she was not able to resist the power of their habitual expectations. Ian McEwan

People usually are the happiest at home. William Shakespeare

For the first time he considers the full emotional dimensions of the day. His life is changing but his parent’s lives are changing too. Like a habitat, abruptly deprived of a major species, the household will be wrenched into realignment by his departure. Like all young people, he has no idea who his parents really are. For 18 years he has experienced their existence only in so far as it is related to his own needs. Suddenly his mind is full of questions. What do they talk about when he’s not around? What secrets do they hold from each other? What aspirations have been left to languish? What private grievances held in check by the shared project of child rearing will now in his absence, lurch into the light? Justin Cronin

I believe that all of our lives we’re looking for home and if we’re really lucky, we find it in someone’s loving arms. I think that’ what life is coming home. Anita Krizzan