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55 Homecoming Quotes For High School, Military, And Church Homecomings

Homecoming quotes and sayings are special.

Threading moments of love, joy, and happiness together, homecoming is the best way to reunite with our near and dear ones.

Homecomings were originally annual alumni football games organized by colleges and universities across the USA, in the 19th century. The event meant parades, speeches, rallies, the football game amongst universities and colleges, and of course, dances!

Today, homecoming means gathering on a special occasion where people laugh and dance in joy. Highschool homecomings are special celebrations organized by high schools, colleges, and universities for welcoming back former students. Church homecomings are annual reunions at the Church, to celebrate the establishment of the Church and to preach peace and harmony amongst the community. On this day, the deceased, and members who have moved away from the Church are honored and prayed for. Homecoming can also refer to celebrations on the day soldiers return home from deployment in military services. Family and friends gather to celebrate the return of their beloved braveheart.

If you like our compilation of cute homecoming quotes, you may want to check out our articles on [Happily ever after quotes] and [Dance quotes].

High School Homecoming Quotes

Alumni homecoming quotes are relatable.

High school homecomings are as exciting and refreshing as prom nights, or even more! Meeting old friends, making new friends is a never-ending process. If you're looking for a quote to caption your next homecoming picture, your search ends here. Check out these awesome funny homecoming quotes and senior year homecoming quotes about high school.

1."Cinderella never asked for a prince. She asked for a night off and a dress."

-Kiera Cass.

2."The whole place was dressed to the nines and we were dancing like we’re made of starlight."

-Taylor Swift, 'Starlight.'

3."May our reunion be not a finding but a sweet collision of destinies!”

-Jerry Spinelli, 'Love, Stargirl.'

4.“As truth be told, homecoming never gets old.”

-Hlovate.

5."You're never fully dressed without a smile!"

-Annie.

6."There are shortcuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them."

-Vicki Baum.

7.“I find it scary that he knows so much about me, yet there is a part of him that I can’t fathom due to the five long years of being apart.”

-Shaine Lake, 'The Reunion.'

8.“Whatever. Great day. Today. Best day of my life.”

-John Green, 'Looking for Alaska.'

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

-Barbara Kingsolver.

10."Someday, you'll be looking back on your life. At the memories, this is gonna be one of those nights."

-Tim McGraw.

11.“Aloha. It meant welcome and homecoming. It meant love.”

-Clemence McLaren, 'Dance for the Land.'

12.“Sometimes you will never know the true value of a moment until it becomes a memory.”

-Dr. Seuss.

13.“I wanna dance in the dark. We gonna light up the night.”

-Rihanna, 'Dance in the Dark.'

14.“Once you’ve grown up you can’t come .”

-Peter Pan.

15.“I don't want people who want to dance, I want people who have to dance.”

-George Balanchine.

16."Life is a party, dress like it."

-Audrey Hepburn.

17."With nights like these, who needs the days."

-All Time Low, 'Dark  Side Of Your Room.'

18. "We're fools whether we dance or not, so we may as well dance."

-Napolean Hill (Japanese Proverb).

19. "We may go home together, but here, we’re a house divided."

-Unknown.*

20.“When time passes, it's the people who knew you whom you want to see; they're the ones you can talk to. When enough time passes, what's it matter what they did to you?”

-John Irving, 'The Cider House Rules.'

21."Live for today, plan for tomorrow, party tonight."

-Drake.

22.“Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back everything is different?”

-C.S. Lewis.

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

-Elisabeth Foley.

24."I said, ‘Oh my, what a marvelous tune.' It was the best night, never forget how we moved."

-Taylor Swift.

25.“Nostalgia is like a grammar lesson: you find the present tense, but the past perfect!”

-Owens Lee Pomeroy.

26."We don't go back to college for the college. We go back for a football game, and, yes, we even call that 'homecoming.'"

-Frank Deford.

27.“You can buy a fancy dress, shave your legs three times and choose the perfect shade of lipstick, but what really matters is showing up and being there each and every step of the way.”

-Lauren Tamm.

Church Homecoming Quotes

Many churches have annual gatherings to look back at the memorial service of the previous year. Find some inspirational homecoming quotes for church.

28."In my Father's house are many mansions: if [it were] not [so], I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you."

-John 14:2.

29."This is like a homecoming, coming to the show and seeing all of our friends and our peers."

-Rhonda Vincent.

30."Poetry is a sort of homecoming. "

-Paul Celan.

31.“Even if no salvation should come, I want to be worthy of it at every moment.”

Franz Kafka.

32."As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death."

-Leonardo da Vinci.

33."The perfect church service would be one we were almost unaware of. Our attention would have been on God. "

-CS Lewis.

34."A church can be unified in one of two ways. You can freeze together, as the Church of the Frozen Chosen; or you can melt together with the fire of the Holy Spirit."

-John Hagee.

35."Confession has been my habitual homecoming since I was a child. It is a consolation and a joy, and such joy, our faith teaches us, is meant for everyone. It is our vocation to bring it to as many people as possible."

-Donald Wuerl.

36."We need to do something. Send some energy his way. Hands, children."

-Moria, 'Schitt's Creek, Season 6, Episode 12.'

37.“Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in.”

-Robert Frost.

38."Souls tend to go back to who feels like home."

-N.R. Hart.

39.“As you view matter at a subtler and subtler levels, you will realize that there is no such thing as a thing after all, but a relationship.”

-Keith Anthony Blanchard, 'Homecoming: Crossing the Bridge to the Soul.'

40."Come home to the belief that we can seek a newer world. And let us be joyful in the homecoming."

-George McGovern.

41."I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: The only ones among you who will be truly happy are those who have sought and found how to serve."

-Albert Schweitzer.

42.“Embrace the path your loved one's story has taken, and be part of the culture shift that acknowledges dying as part of living.”

- Carrie Chavez Hansen.

Military Homecoming Quotes

Homecoming quotes for deployed soldiers returning home are touching.

Nothing feels better than the overwhelming joy after days and nights of wait for a deployed loved one. Find some inspiring homecoming quotes for the ones returning from military service.

43."In true love, the smallest distance is too great, and the greatest distance can be bridged."

-Hans Nouwens.

44."We only part to meet again."

-John Gay.

45."Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family."

-Anthony Brandt.

46."Living a short life as a proud person is more worthwhile than living a whole century as a chameleon."

-Eraldo Banovac.

47.“Home isn't where you're from, it's where you find light when all grows dark.”

-Pierce Brown, 'Golden Son.'

48."As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them.”

-John F. Kennedy.

49.“And that was my homecoming. It was fine, I guess. Getting back feels like your first breath after nearly drowning. Even if it hurts, it's good."

-Phil Klay.

50.“Every traveler has a home of his own, and he learns to appreciate it the more from his wandering.”

-Charles Dickens.

51.“You've been away from home too long if you can get lost on the way from the harbor to the palace.”

-David Eddings, 'Pawn of Prophecy.'

52.“You don't go to Heaven when you die. You get there when you live!”

-Keith Anthony Blanchard, 'Homecoming: Crossing the Bridge to the Soul.'

53."The sweetness and delights of the resting-place are in proportion to the pain endured on the Journey. Only when you suffer the pangs and tribulations of exile will you truly enjoy your homecoming."

-Rumi.

54.“The wind taught me never to forget old friends, by blowing them back to me.”

-Michael Bassey Johnson.

55.“Today's veterans often come home to find that, although they're willing to die for their country, they're not sure how to live for it.”

-Sebastian Junger, 'Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging.'

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Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for Homecoming quotes then why not take a look at [daydreaming quotes], or [dream big quotes].

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