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Touching Quotes About Moving to a New Place

Moving can be an exciting new adventure or a scary step into the unknown, and often it’s both. According to U.S. Census data, we can expect to relocate about 12 times in our lifetime — and most of those moves will occur between the ages of 18 and 45. As our lives change and our dreams expand to encompass new people and new places, we may find ourselves packing up our possessions in excitement even while we’re sad to be leaving the familiar place we’ve called home.

If you’re preparing to make a move, whether it’s across the state, the country, or abroad, these quotes will remind you of all the new adventures awaiting your arrival — and all the memories you’ll be taking with you.

Adventure must start with running away from home.
William Bolitho, journalist and author

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You can’t leave home. You can go other places, all right — you can live on the other side of the world, but you can’t ever leave home.
Sue Monk Kidd, author

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There’s nothing wrong with being content with where you are, but if you have that nagging voice in your head tell you to “just go!” then do it.
Brittani Dick, writer

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People get rid of plenty when they move. Sometimes they’re changing not just their places but their personalities too.
Colson Whitehead, author

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You get a strange feeling when you’re about to leave a place… like you’ll not only miss the people you love, but you’ll miss the person you are now at this time and this place, because you’ll never be this way again.
Azar Nafisi, author

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There is always a sadness about packing. I guess you wonder if where you’re going is as good as where you have been.
Sam Keith, author

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As corny as it sounds, to me, home is where the heart is. So moving houses is just another way in which I get to experience life.
Ellen DeGeneres

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Your house shall be not an anchor but a mast.
Kahlil Gibran, writer

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Having your own space makes you happy… Everyone needs a sanctuary.
Marie Kondo

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I enjoy moving. I like to be in a new place. Settling down doesn't appeal to me much. I like the whole business of it. And I love the first night in the new place.
Ruth Rendell, author

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It is so hard to leave — until you leave. And then it is the easiest goddamned thing in the world.
John Green, author

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I have learned that if you must leave a place that you have lived in and loved and where all your yesterdays are buried deep — leave it any way except a slow way, leave it the fastest way you can.
Beryl Markham, aviator and author

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Kristina Wright
Kristina is a coffee-fueled writer living happily ever after with her family in the suburbs of Richmond, Virginia.
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