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40 Heartfelt “Leaving Home” Quotes and Sayings

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Get inspired or enjoy a heartfelt quote about leaving home here. This is a list of 40 custom sayings about leaving home.

Welcome to our heartfelt “leaving home” quotes and sayings page.

Sometimes all that needs to be said is 10 to 30 of the right words. Heartfelt sayings can do that; make your day, inspire you or evoke other emotions or thoughts.

Enjoy.

1. “Gaining the courage to leave home was the seed I had planted. I reaped a bountiful harvest, overflowing with dignity and pride — a concept lost on me, but for the lessons I learned at home.”

Gaining the courage to leave home was the seed I had planted. I reaped a bountiful harvest, overflowing with dignity and pride — a concept lost on me, but for the lessons I learned at home.

2. “Leave home with a big, bright dream. Nurture it into a bigger, brighter reality.”

Leave home with a big, bright dream. Nurture it into a bigger, brighter reality.

3. “The sweetest part of leaving home is knowing, beyond the shadow of a doubt, that you’ll always carry it with you.”

The sweetest part of leaving home is knowing, beyond the shadow of a doubt, that you'll always carry it with you.

4. “We all die in a few tomorrows. We should leave this place content with the lives we’ve lived and the people and cultures we’ve experienced. Leave home — encounter the world around you. Learn — understand that marvelous creation. Then, and only then, and never forgetting where you came from, decide who you really are.”

5. “Once I was brave enough to leave home, I discovered splendid parts of me I had no clue existed. I, then, realized where they came from and hurried home.”

6. “My home can get chaotic and make me want to leave, but when she’s threatened, I rise up like a mighty bear to defend her.”

“My home can get chaotic and make me want to leave, but when she’s threatened, I rise up like a mighty bear to defend her.”

7. “When I ponder leaving home, I list each con and pro. When I compare them, I decide I’ll never, ever go.”

8. “Leaving home is priceless because it illuminates for us the blessings of having one.”

9. “Don’t be sad about leaving home. Build one of your own. Make someone else never want to roam.”

10. “You may feel like home is the anchor in your storm, but leaving may well save you from drowning.”

11. “I say leaving home is a grave mistake. No one can replicate mother’s black walnut cake.”

12. “Felt like leaving but knew to stay. I’d only be sad if I went away.”

13. “When my children left home, I thought my efforts at building a home had been a failure. Now, my grandchildren have shown me just what a success I really am.”

14. “Once I left home, I finally understood how to define nostalgia.”

15. “Leaving home is the number one reason for going home.”

16. “Should I leave home,” I asked myself. I quickly answered, “No.” “Why,” I questioned myself again. I replied, “No place to go?”

17. “Turns out, I traveled 1,000 miles to meet my friends, each one like a fine wine, but if I had never left home, they would still be on the vine.”

18. “To leave home is to have faith that your potential is great and that you can see it through to fruition.”

19. “To leave home is to break your own heart.”

“To leave home is to break your own heart.”

20. “If the answer is leaving home, the question must be about eating out.”

21. “The cake at the diner does not taste like mother’s. If you keep the house cool, bills are high. Food’s not free, cars break down, and people tell countless lies. This is a list of a few of the things I did not know when I left home. That place in my mind, I remember it well, to my soul, like a honeycomb.”

22. “Leaving home was scary. It taught me many lessons, such as everyone’s in a hurry, everything costs money, and not everyone has manners…that’s the last time I go to the corner store.”

23. “Nowadays, as I work, have fun with my friends, and live life with my family. I look back on how hard it was leaving home, but had I not, I would never have known what I could accomplish, nor who the real me really wanted to be.”

24. “Leaving home is a process. To begin with, you can’t wait to go. When it’s time, you’re not sure at all. When you get where you’re going, it’s this way or that. Either way, home is with you wherever you go. Face life with whatever yours has taught you, head held high, and finish well.”

25. “Leave home an acorn. Make your own fertile ground. Grow into a mighty oak.”

26. “When you leave home, you take all you’ve been taught, even the “do as I do”s. You have to sift through it all and ask yourself whether who you’ve grown into is who you want to be. If not, fix it. It’s all right if you mess up. Just start somewhere, and you’ll get there.”

27. “You would leave home but for the paralyzing fear. Dear, the only power fear possesses is what’s given it by you. Laugh at fear. Grab the bull by the horns. Live the wondrous life that’s out there. Rid yourself of those shackles that bind.”

28. “It’s true what Wolfe meant about never being able to truly go home again. That’s because, once you leave home, you begin to grow into a person who’s smarter and less tolerant of people’s deception and unkindness. It’s a little sad, but would you really trade having grown so much inside in exchange for blissful ignorance?”

29. “Leaving home to sleep in a new bedroom is going to be hard. My roommate might laugh at me if I put up my Justin Bieber posters.”

30. “When she left home, innocence whispered goodbye as she walked away.”

31. “She was both sad and happy for her children to leave home. Part of what she had always wanted to do seemed now to be already done, but now she could sit back and see the fruits of her labor.”

32. “Leaving home is a beautiful thing when you’re leaving behind dysfunction and hurt and opting for a life of joy and victory.”

33. “Leaving home — Not effortless, but worth the struggle.”

34. “I left home to get out of a bad situation. I spent many years moving to and fro. Finally, though, I figured it all out and made a home of my own. Happy doesn’t begin to describe how I feel here, and frankly, I would not trade having learned all the things I have learned for not having had to leave.”

35. “Is the Mourning Dove sad to kick her baby out of the nest. To have had my children in my home this long, I was truly and richly blessed.”

36. “See the world through happy glasses. Squeeze it like a juicy lime. You should leave home and travel while you have plenty of time.”

37. “When I’m leaving home and it makes me feel sad, I remember the best things, and I don’t feel bad, like lying in bed as a nightingale sings. Lord, please keep me safe under angels’ wings.”

38. “As you leave home, do so with head held high, without a shadow of fear, for a good man’s steps are ordered by the Lord.”

39. “Leave home. Show the world all the good you’ve learned there. Then, return home, and show them all the good you’ve learned in the world.”

40. “To my daddy — I don’t want to leave home without letting you know how so very hard you have made it to go. You have loved me and this, unconditionally. For you, I’ll go be the best me I can be.”

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