Profoundly inspirational small town quotes will challenge the way you think, and make your life worth living.
Famous Small Town Quotes
The nice thing about living in a small town is that when you don’t know what you’re doing, someone else does. Immanuel Kant
For, feeling it their duty, a Christian task, these men had volunteered to clean certain of the fourteen rooms in the main house.
Living in a rural setting exposes you to so many marvelous things the natural world and the particular texture of small town life, and the exhilarating experience of open space. Susan Orlean
If the killer wasn’t him, maybe it was you. Or somebody across the street. All the neighbors are rattlesnakes. Varmints looking for a chance to slam the door in your face. It’s the same the whole world over. You know that.
Childhood is the small town everyone came from. Garrison Keillor
For the majority of Holcomb’s population, having lived for seven weeks amid unwholesome rumors, general mistrust, and suspicion, appeared to feel disappointed at being told that the murderer was not someone among themselves.
Small towns seem to appreciate things a little bit more. They’re less jaded and they’re more kind of authentic and more themselves and they don’t care as much. Pauly Shore
But that’s impossible. Can you imagine Mr. Clutter missing church? Just to sleep?
For any American who had the great and priceless privilege of being raised in a small town there always remains with him nostalgic memories. Dwight D. Eisenhower
You had to study hard to see any expression at all, but it was a look I was coming to know. She appeared pretty satisfied at the way things had turned out. And she’d returned law and order to the town she claimed she didn’t give two hoots about.
Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball, the rules and realities of the game and do it by watching first some high school or small town teams. Jacques Barzun
The Coffee Pot was where people went to loaf, talk tall, and swap gossip. Mary Alice and I were of some interest when we dropped by because we were kin of Mrs. Dowdel’s, who never set foot in the place. She said she liked to keep herself to herself, which was uphill work in a town like that.
I just owe almost everything to my father and it’s passionately interesting for me that the things that I learned in a small town, in a very modest home, are just the things that I believe have won the election. Margaret Thatcher
Thus the first thing that plague brought to our town was exile
This country is made up of small towns and big dreams. Brian Mulroney.
Fame is only good for one thing they will cash your check in a small town. Truman Capote
By now I knew that not everybody around here called ‘Uncle’ or ‘Aunt’ was necessarily your uncle or aunt
To make a small town achieve its potential, you need everybody. When a blind person carries a crippled person who can see, both of them get where they’re going. Unita Blackwell
You must picture the consternation of our little town, hitherto so tranquil, and now, out of the blue, shaken to its core, like a quite healthy man who all of a sudden feels his temperature shoot up and the blood seething like wildfire in his veins.
There is a comfortable feeling in small towns. It is salubrious. Andie MacDowell
Grandma’s house was the last one in town. Next to the row of glads was a woven wire fence, and on the other side of that a cornfield. On the first nights I’d always lie up in bed, listening to the husky whisper of the dry August corn in the fields. Then on the second night I wouldn’t hear anything.
In the small town of Hannibal, Missouri, when I was a boy, everybody was poor, but didn’t know it; and everybody was comfortable and did know it. Mark Twain
Not only young virgins of that town, but grey bearded men also, were often in haste to conjecture how a new acquaintance might be wrought into their purposes, contented with very vague knowledge as to the way in which life had been shaping him for their instrumentality. Middlemarch, in fact, counted on swallowing Lydgate and assimilating him very comfortably
Earth is a small town with many neighborhoods in a very big universe. Ronald J. Garan Jr
I think about my childhood, the life I lived on Delano Island, that place was so small. Everyone knew me, not because I was special or anything just because everyone knew everyone, and the claustrophobia of that, I can’t tell you. I just wanted some privacy. For as long as I could remember I just wanted to get out, and then I got to Toronto and no one knew me. Toronto felt like freedom.
Be nice. The world is a small town. Austin Kleon
We both sighed. We were still kids, so we liked everything to stay the same. Now the whole town seemed to be up to something
There’s a lot more business out there in small town America than I ever dreamed of. Sam Walton
This morning the words save me a place in hell had been scrawled in black paint along the water tank’s perimeter. The sight of it had made my morning, but the graffiti had already been covered up. Stuff like that wasn’t tolerated in Waynesville.
I had the privilege of living most of my life in a small town. Sarah Palin
The monotony of the place could choke you like one of those stupid ties you have to wear to a wedding or funeral. But no matter how hard you dragged at your collar, the place sucked the breath out of you
Everybody wants you to do good things, but in a small town you pretty much graduate and get married. Faith Hill
The girls put their names in a bag and each guy pulls out a name. The guy who picks the blank is the emcee. He takes the girls out into the forest, hides them, and ties them to a chair. Their eyes and mouths are covered. The guys then have to go out and find their partner, untie her, and carry her back to the bus. The last couple back loses the Game, and they must face the consequences