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Homecoming unites the past and the present.  ~Author Unknown

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.  ~Author Unknown

Every parting is a form of death, as every reunion is a type of heaven.  ~Tryon Edwards

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.  ~Author Unknown

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.  ~Bill Clinton

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?  ~David Wood

The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart.  ~Elisabeth Foley

Homecoming means football, floats, and fun.  ~Author Unknown

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.  ~Edwin Denby

Homecoming means tradition.  ~Author Unknown

Sports is human life in microcosm.  ~Howard Cosell

There is only one way to cheer - hard!  ~Author Unknown

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.  ~Duffy Daugherty

What we remember from childhood we remember forever - permanent ghosts, stamped, inked, imprinted, eternally seen.  ~Cynthia Ozick

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.  ~John Leonard

Dance till the stars come down from the rafters
Dance, Dance, Dance till you drop.
~W.H. Auden

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.  ~Author Unknown

We cannot live only for ourselves.  A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men.  ~Herman Melville

If you're not in the parade, you watch the parade.  That's life.  ~Mike Ditka

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.  ~Japanese Proverb

Nobody cares if you can't dance well.  Just get up and dance.  ~Dave Barry

Homecoming means parades, football and reuniting with old friends.  And as I recall from my youth, a little beer.  ~J. Wilson

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.  ~Will Rogers

Nostalgia is a file that removes the rough edges from the good old days.  ~Doug Larson

Homecoming means football, festivities, and friendship.  ~Author Unknown

For a community to be whole and healthy, it must be based on people's love and concern for each other.  ~Millard Fuller

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.  ~Phyllis Diller

Pleasure is the flower that passes; remembrance, the lasting perfume.  ~Jean de Boufflers

Stifling an urge to dance is bad for your health - it rusts your spirit and your hips.  ~Adabella Radici

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.  ~George Raveling

Things that were hard to bear are sweet to remember.  ~Seneca

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.  ~Maya Angelou

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.  ~Alfred Hitchcock

There are short-cuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them.  ~Vicki Baum

It's surprising how much memory is built around things unnoticed at the time.  ~Barbara Kingsolver, Animal Dreams

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