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"My countrymen have commissioned a bust of the Republic. It will be placed on the fountain of my native town." - Camille Claudel

"Dad built houses and when they were sold, he moved on to a new town, so I know a lot about my native state." - Gerald Mcraney

"I was in Charlotte, N.C., when they launched the NBA team there, the Charlotte Hornets. And the first guy to roll into town was Carolina native Michael Jordan." - Hannah Storm

"His native home deep imag'd in his soul." - Homer

"A paper town for a paper girl." - John Green

"New Orleans in an amazing town." - Benjamin Walker

"I am a small-town girl." - Claire Mccaskill

"I'm the oldest antique in town." - Norman Rockwell

"An annibaptist is a thing I am not a member of:I am a Pisplikan just now & a Prisbeteren at Kercaldy my native town which thugh dirty is clein in the country." - Marjorie Fleming

"Hans Grovendraad, an honest clown, By cobbling in his native town, Had earned a living ever. His work was strong and clean and fine, And none who served at Crispin's shrine Was at his trade more clever." - Jan Van Ryswyk

"Any established village; could afford a town drunkard, a town atheist, and a few Democrats." - Denis E. Brogan

"Montreal is a great town. There's equal parts blue-collar town." - Jay Baruchel

"I prefer the things around town. I'm not one for going out of town too much." - Julie London

"So the loud torrent, and the whirlwind's roar, But bind him to his native mountains more." - Oliver Goldsmith

"My foot is on my native heath, and my name is MacGregor." - Walter Scott

"The soil of their native land is dear to all the hearts of mankind." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"A beginner with any native common sense can play passable Rummy." - Albert H. Morehead

"Unless you're a star in this town, you're really nothing." - Robin Wright Penn

"The road to someday leads to a town of nowhere." - Tony Robbins

"The new moron in town is Chad Ford of" - Mark Cuban

"A cruise ship is a floating town of lazy people." - Garrison Keillor

"I love only one girl, one in every town." - Elvis Presley

"For a loser, Vegas is the meanest town on earth." - Hunter S Thompson

"A small town has as many eyes as a fly" - Sonya Hartnett

"I broke that town in half like a wooden match." - Charles Bukowski

"It's a town you come to for a short time." - Ernest Hemingway

"We should stop arguing about tax cuts in this town." - Richard Neal

"The town was paper, but the memories were not." - John Green

"I lived in Minnesota in a small town." - Steve Zahn

"I'm Lou Barletta, and I'm a small town defender." - Lou Barletta

"God made the country, and man made the town." - William Cowper

"Gosh, I'd like to direct Our Town on stage." - Robert Englund

"In a blind town, the one-eyed man is king." - Ken Harrelson

"I came from a town of maybe 30,000 people." - Jim Caviezel

"I'm just the worst little Buddhist in town." - Cher

"I'm a small-town kid from Kerrville, Texas." - Johnny Manziel

"I grew up in a town without fathers." - Stephen Rodrick

"I like driving around town and listening to new records." - Hunter Hayes

"Think of the country mouse and of the town mouse, and of the alarm and trepidation of the town mouse." - Marcus Aurelius

"Know how to travel from your town to a nearby town without a car, either by bus or by rail." - Marilyn Vos Savant

"I was always fond of visiting new scenes, and observing strange characters and manners. Even when a mere child I began my travels, and made many tours of discovery into foreign parts and unknown regions of my native city, to the frequent alarm of my parents, and the emolument of the town-crier." - Washington Irving

"The American independent cinema is as formulaic as Hollywood and one genre is what you might call the 'inaction movie'. The setting is invariably a decaying town in a regional backwater where a catalytic stranger or returning native meets up with a group of sad, eccentric outsiders." - Philip French

"Young poets worry that their experiences - whether urban or rural, immigrant or native, small town, suburb, or big city - aren't worthy of the written word. But for me the urge toward poetry, that seductive feeling of being swept away by words, was enough for me to overcome that fear that my experiences weren't worthy of poetry itself." - Allison Joseph

"Learn from me, if not by my precepts, then by my example, how dangerous is the pursuit of knowledge and how much happier is that man who believes his native town to be the world than he who aspires to be greater than his nature will allow." - Mary Wollstonecraft

"I was actually born in New York City, but my family moved to Atlantic City when I was five, this being my dad's home town, so I think that qualifies me as a Jersey resident if not a bona fide native." - Sharon Kay Penman

"For most Native Americans, there's no more offensive name in English. That non-Native folks think they get to measure or decide what offends us is adding insult to injury." - Suzan Shown Harjo

"Some Native American writers enjoy being called Native American writers." - Toni Morrison

"Strike-for your altars and your fires; Strike-for the green graves of your sires; God-and your native land!" - Fitz-Greene Halleck

"We took pictures of the native girls, but they weren't developed. . . But we're going back next week." - Groucho Marx

"You cannot really conceive of how insulting it is to Native Americans to be told they were discovered." - Ivan van Sertima

"My native land, good night!" - Lord Byron

"Facts are God's native tongue." - Michael Dowd

"Rumours began with the whispered gossip of native servants and spread quickly to the rest of the population." - Paul Scott

"It is a strange world," I murmered, more to myself than to the native soul. "The strangest," he agreed." - Stephenie Meyer

"One of the things that's so striking about shamanism in the native context is the absence of mental illness." - Terence Mckenna

"Facts are God's native tongue." - Michael Dowd

"I'm a Native American actress." - Julia Jones

"Facts are God's native tongue." - Michael Dowd

"The first time that you escape from home or the small town that you live in - there's a reason a small town is called a small town: It's because not many people want to live there." - Billie Joe Armstrong

"Any well-established village in New England or the northern Middle West could afford a town drunkard, a town atheist, and a few Democrats." - D. W Brogan

"In the town of broken dreams the streets are filled with regret, maybe down in lonesome town I can learn to forget." - Ricky Nelson

"In Montana, they renamed a town after an all-time great, Joe Montana. Well, a town in Massachusetts changed their name to honor my guy Terry Bradshaw-Marblehead." - Howie Long

"I love moving around from town to town. I never got on a train in my life without my spirits rising." - Orson Welles

"... an ugly, lovely town ... crawling, sprawling ... by the side of a long and splendid curving shore. This sea-town was my world." - Dylan Thomas

"I never did like Cleveland. Don't know why. Didn't like the town. Now, the people are all right, but I just didn't like the town." - Stan Coveleski

"If everybody in this town connected with politics had to leave town because of chasing women and drinking, you would have no government." - Barry Goldwater

"I grew up in a suburb of Ohio, in a small town, and I resonated with that small-town feeling where everybody knows your business." - Rachael Harris

"I grew up in a town of 5,000, surrounded by cows and oil fields, but there was a lot of opportunity in my tiny little town." - Michael Lomenda

"Hain't we got all the fools in town on our side? And hain't that a big enough majority in any town?" - Mark Twain

"You go to towns in Massachusetts, Greenfield, first settled in 1686. Wouldn't it be cool if it said, "Greenfield. First settled c. 13,000 B.P. or approximately 13,000 Before the Present. Resettled." Maybe we could say even, "Resettled by whites," Or, "Resettled anyway, 1686." It would have a different impact. And of course it would help explain why the town is called Greenfield, because it was a green field and the fields were left by Native people who had already been farming them." - James W. Loewen

"It is a curious emotion, this certain homesickness I have in mind. With Americans, it is a national trait, as native to us as the roller-coaster or the jukebox. It is no simple longing for the home town or country of our birth. The emotion is Janus-faced: we are torn between a nostalgia for the familiar and an urge for the foreign and strange. As often as not, we are homesick most for the places we have never known." - Carson Mccullers

"There isn't a town in the world I haven't run amok in." - Joe Strummer

"In the absence of truth, power is the only game in town." - Richard John Neuhaus

"An expert is just somebody from out of town with slides." - Naomi Judd

"A fellow in a market town, Most musical, cried razors up and down." - John Wolcot

"Every small town that I had ever been to had had a caboose." - Laura Miller

"I might go to some tiny little town in Idaho with, like, three people living there." - Robert Pattinson

"The electronic town hall allows for speedy communications and bad decision-making." - David Shenk

"For every perfect little town, there's something ugly underneath. No dream without the nightmare." - Blake Crouch

"My godfather lived in a handsome house in the clean and ancient town of Bretton." - Charlotte Bronte

"You do not know it but you are the talk of all the town." - Ovid

"No, this is not a good town for psychedelic drugs. Reality itself is too twisted." - Hunter S Thompson

"Every morning the world flung itself over and exposed the town to the sun." - Zora Neale Hurston

"For all the insularity of the old guard, Pittsburgh was always an open and democratic town." - Annie Dillard

"There's a lot more business out there in small town America than I ever dreamed of." - Sam Walton

"I will always approach life from a small-town vibe. It makes experiences more fantastical," - Landon Liboiron

"Midnight! the outpost of advancing day! The frontier town and citadel of night!" - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"The influence of a beautiful, helpful character is contagious, and may revolutionize a whole town." - Graham Collier

"No it isn't very pretty, what a town without pity can do." - Gene Pitney

"I had the privilege of living most of my life in a small town." - Sarah Palin

"The long arm of the law slides up the outskirts of town." - Elvis Costello

"Such a lot of guns around town and so few brains!" - Humphrey Bogart

"Montreal, this wonderful town... Pearl of Canada, Pearl of the world." - Mikhail Gorbachev

"... she called it a paper town. Like, you know, everything so fake and flimsy." - John Green

"It's tough to break yourself as news to a town that already knows you." - Barbara Kingsolver

"A little bit of this town goes a very long way." - Hunter S Thompson

"In a conservative old town, say something new and be prepared for the stones!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"I want to reward this city. Pittsburgh is a great hockey town." - Sidney Crosby

"I'm a small-town guy, and moving to a huge city might be an adjustment." - Adam Dunn

"Gareth Jellyman of Mansfield Town has been sent off, hope he doesn't throw a wobbly!" - Jeff Stelling

"One could not stay a month without loving the shabby town" - Henry Adams

"It was the affection of Christ, not the brutality of a town, that healed Zacchaeus." - Don Miller

"I hope they notice the mistletoe tied to my coattails as I leave town." - Abe Lemons

"So live that you wouldn't be ashamed to sell the family parrot to the town gossip." - Will Rogers

"Baltimore never changes much. People aren't impressed by anything. It's great; it's not a trendy town." - John Waters

"One day in the country Is worth a month in town" - Christina Rossetti

"Twenty miles out of town. A million miles from the life you left behind." - Brigid Lowry

"The Internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow." - Bill Gates

"If PJ Harvey ever came to town I'd definitely go try to go see her." - Matt Cameron

"Fame is only good for one thing - they will cash your check in a small town." - Truman Capote

"When Bill Clinton was in town, he sent over a balanced budget." - Chaka Fattah

"Always my fallback is - I'm gonna move to a poor town and open a scone shop." - Andrew Rannells

"Tears fall in my heart like the rain on the town." - Paul Verlaine

"I probably hold more town halls than any member of Congress." - Joe Walsh

"The biggest danger of Hollywood becoming a purely corporate town resides in the creative process." - Peter Bart

"The town I came from really had one industry, and that was furniture." - Eric Church

"I am a village boy, and Amsterdam for me was always the big town." - Anton Corbijn

"Brooklyn, it's a great town, a great city. It's New York." - Patrick Ewing

"My uncle was the town drunk - and we lived in Chicago." - George Gobel

"On the Web we all become small-town visitors lost in the big city." - Alison Gopnik

"I am leaving the town to the invaders: increasingly numerous, mediocre, dirty, badly behaved, shameless tourists." - Brigitte Bardot

"In a town of 3,000 people, there is no privacy. Everybody knows what everybody is doing." - Vint Cerf

"I grew up in a small town that was absolutely a perfect embodiment of new urbanism." - Leon Krier

"My town hall meetings are with friends and neighbors, fellow Americans. We engage." - Sheila Jackson Lee

"You know, Hollywood is a very interesting town - always has been, always will be." - Zachary Levi

"I went through the process of auditioning like every other struggling actress in this town." - Taryn Manning

"A Good School deserves to be call'd, the very Salt of the Town, that hath it." - Cotton Mather

"When the Tea Party comes to town, compromise goes out the door." - Claire Mccaskill

"I come from Main Street, from a small town that's really depressed." - Ben Bernanke

"Seattle was a rabid film town in the '70s and '80s because it rained so much." - John Requa

"Over the years, I've spent a lot of time in Washington. It's a great theater town." - Kevin Spacey

"Small town people assume you are a friend if you simply remember their names." - Randal Marlin

"Every week in a small town is very different. Something is going on." - Emily Rose

"One thing about living in a small town, I knew everybody and everybody knew me." - Anna Nicole Smith

"Living in a small town, I knew everybody and everybody knew me." - Anna Nicole Smith

"I wanted to go to Portland because it's a really good book town." - Patti Smith

"Los Angeles, I don't like that town. Too decadent, and it's slimy." - Layne Staley

"A real Christian is a person who can give his pet parrot to the town gossip." - Billy Graham

"At sunset we are rattling through the streets of the little town of Cordova." - Edward Burnett Tylor

"Fort Worth is friendly; it's still a Texas town. It's the most Texas city in Texas." - Dan Jenkins

"My home town is very small and very remote and we don't have a movie house." - Tommy Lee Jones

"I certainly have no plans to leave London. It's a great town." - Ewan Mcgregor

"For some reason, it is always thrilling to spot your home town in the news." - Craig Brown

"You've had some terrific print information that gets everybody's attention in this town." - Charlie Norwood

"Knowledge is power. Unfortunate dupes of this saying will keep on creating, ambitiously, till they have stunned their native initiative and made their thoughts weak." - Clarence Day

"Breathes there the man with soul so dead, Who never to himself hath said, This is my own, my native land." - Walter Scott

"But to my mind, though I am native here, And to the manner born, it is a custom, More honored in the breach than the observance." - William Shakespeare

"Of course, western is my native music," - Ken Curtis

"For me, chess is a language, and if it's not my native tongue, it is one I learned via the immersion method at a young age." - Garry Kasparov

"I'm proud of my Native American heritage," - Elizabeth Warren



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