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Homecoming Quotes

"Football is not a contact sport. It's a collision sport. Dancing is a good example of a contact sport."
- Duffy Daugherty

"What we remember from childhood we remember forever - permanent ghosts, stamped, inked, imprinted, eternally seen."
- Cynthia Ozick

"I learned three important things in college - to use a library, to memorize quickly and visually, to drop asleep at any time given a horizontal surface and fifteen minutes."
- Agnes DeMille

"It takes a long time to grow an old friend."
- John Leonard

"Dance till the stars come down from the rafters
Dance, Dance, Dance till you drop."
- W.H. Auden

"Homecoming means more than winning a competition or a sporting event." It provides an opportunity for every component of the university to come together to celebrate as a whole."
- Author Unknown

"We cannot live only for ourselves." A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men."
- Herman Melville

"If you're not in the parade, you watch the parade." That's life."
- Mike Ditka

"Homecoming unites the past and the present."
- Author Unknown

"To look backward for a while is to refresh the eye, to restore it, and to render it the more fit for its prime function of looking forward."
- Margaret Fairless Barber

"A university is a college with a stadium seating over 40,000."
- Leonard L." Levinson

"Homecoming means coming home to what is in your heart."
- Author Unknown

"Every parting is a form of death, as every reunion is a type of heaven."
- Tryon Edwards

"Academe: An ancient school where morality and philosophy were taught. Academy: A modern school where football is taught."
- Ambrose Bierce

"On with the dance! let joy be unconfined;
No sleep till morn, when Youth and Pleasure meet
To chase the glowing hours with flying feet."
- George Gordon

"Memory is a way of holding onto the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose."
- The Wonder Years

"Homecoming means more than kings and queens."
- Author Unknown

"Bittersweet October. The mellow, messy, leaf-kicking, perfect pause between the opposing miseries of summer and winter."
- Carol Bishop Hipps

"We're fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance."
- Japanese Proverb

"Nobody cares if you can't dance well." Just get up and dance."
- Dave Barry

"Homecoming means parades, football and reuniting with old friends." And as I recall from my youth, a little beer."
- J." Wilson

"Shake it 'til the moon becomes the sun."
- Vada Nobles

"Does college pay? They do if you are a good open-field runner."
- Will Rogers

"Nostalgia is a file that removes the rough edges from the good old days."
- Doug Larson

"Homecoming means football, festivities, and friendship."
- Author Unknown

"For a community to be whole and healthy, it must be based on people's love and concern for each other."
- Millard Fuller

"Where we love is home,
Home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

"The reason women don't play football is because eleven of them would never wear the same outfit in public."
- Phyllis Diller

"Pleasure is the flower that passes; remembrance, the lasting perfume."
- Jean de Boufflers

"Stifling an urge to dance is bad for your health - it rusts your spirit and your hips."
- Adabella Radici

"When I went to Catholic high school in Philadelphia, we just had one coach for football and basketball." He took all of us who turned out and had us run through a forest." The ones who ran into the trees were on the football team."
- George Raveling

"Things that were hard to bear are sweet to remember."
- Seneca

"Nostalgia is like a grammar lesson: you find the present tense, but the past perfect!
- Owens Lee Pomeroy

"Ah, how good it feels! The hand of an old friend."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"You can never go home again, but the truth is you can never leave home, so it's all right."
- Maya Angelou

"There are short-cuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them."
- Vicki Baum

"It's surprising how much memory is built around things unnoticed at the time."
- Barbara Kingsolver

"When it comes to anything that's social, whether it's your family, your school, your community, your business or your country, winning is a team sport."
- Bill Clinton

"Home is a place you grow up wanting to leave, and grow old wanting to get back to."
- John Ed Pearce

"What about football? Is it a sport or a concussion?"
- Jim Murray, Los Angeles Times

"College is the best time of your life. When else are your parents going to spend several thousand dollars a year just for you to go to a strange town and get drunk every night?"
- David Wood

"The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart."
- Elisabeth Foley

"Homecoming means football, floats, and fun."
- Author Unknown

"There is a bit of insanity in dancing that does everybody a great deal of good."
- Edwin Den

"Homecoming means tradition."
- Author Unknown

"Sports is human life in microcosm."
- Howard Cosell

"There is only one way to cheer - hard!"
- Author Unknown

"We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future."
- Franklin Delano Roosevelt


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