Homecoming unites the past and the present.
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, The Roadmender
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.
Every parting is a form of death, as every reunion is a type of heaven.
Academe, n.: An ancient school where morality and philosophy were taught. Academy, n.: A modern school where football is taught.
~Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary
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, Lord Byron, Childe Harold's Pilgrimage
Memory is a way of holding onto the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose.
~From the television show The Wonder Years
Homecoming means more than kings and queens.
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.
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?
The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart.
Homecoming means football, floats, and fun.
October gave a party;
The leaves by hundreds came -
The Chestnuts, Oaks, and Maples,
And leaves of every name.
The Sunshine spread a carpet,
And everything was grand,
Miss Weather led the dancing,
Professor Wind the band.
~George Cooper, "October's Party"
There is a bit of insanity in dancing that does everybody a great deal of good.
Homecoming means tradition.
Sports is human life in microcosm.
There is only one way to cheer - hard!
We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.
~Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Football is not a contact sport. It's a collision sport. Dancing is a good example of a contact sport.
What we remember from childhood we remember forever - permanent ghosts, stamped, inked, imprinted, eternally seen.
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, Dance to the Piper, 1952
It takes a long time to grow an old friend.
Dance till the stars come down from the rafters
Dance, Dance, Dance till you drop.
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.
We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men.
If you're not in the parade, you watch the parade. That's life.
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.
Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance.
Homecoming means parades, football and reuniting with old friends. And as I recall from my youth, a little beer.
Shake it 'til the moon becomes the sun.
~Vada Nobles, Carl Sturken, Evan Rogers, and Alisha Brooks, "Pon de Replay," performed by Rihanna
Does college pay? They do if you are a good open-field runner.
Nostalgia is a file that removes the rough edges from the good old days.
Homecoming means football, festivities, and friendship.
For a community to be whole and healthy, it must be based on people's love and concern for each other.
Where we love is home,
Home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.
~Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., Homesick in Heaven
The reason women don't play football is because eleven of them would never wear the same outfit in public.
Pleasure is the flower that passes; remembrance, the lasting perfume.
~Jean de Boufflers
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.
Things that were hard to bear are sweet to remember.
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.
There are several differences between a football game and a revolution. For one thing, a football game usually lasts longer and the participants wear uniforms. Also, there are usually more casualties in a football game. The object of the game is to move a ball past the other team's goal line. This counts as six points. No points are given for lacerations, contusions, or abrasions, but then no points are deducted, either. Kicking is very important in football. In fact, some of the more enthusiastic players even kick the ball, occasionally.
There are short-cuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them.
It's surprising how much memory is built around things unnoticed at the time.
~Barbara Kingsolver, Animal Dreams