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“Home is where we know — and are known — through accumulated experience.”
“The notion of place in which one owns and cares for a plot of land still exerts enormous influence on contemporary Americans. The extent and condition of our property, and our choice of style in dwelling, create a powerful emblem of our identity and status.”
“As a national ideal carried to an extreme, though, mobility has created the circumstances for widespread fragmentation and damage. The avoidance of ties to a place, ties which take years to build, removes constraints, allows us to be indifferent to our towns and cities, to ignore their plights, to say but this isn't mine.”
Deborah Tall, U.S. writer, poet, educator
(1951 - 2006)
Full name: Deborah Anne Tall.