Best 217 of Homeless quotes - MyQuotes
Jamie Campbell Bower
I live out of a bag. I just looked at what's going on for me, I'm not gonna be back in England for more than a week between now and March of next year, I think, which is crazy. By that time the lease is up on my apartment! I'm getting a kick out of being homeless.
Asa Don Brown
Homelessness is not a choice, but rather a journey that many find themselves in.
A truly compassionate man gives a poor woman a portion of his meal before he eats, not after he has eaten.
When an officer finds themselves arresting pastors that are feeding people who have nothing, they should know they’re on the wrong side.
don't think you can ever forget her don't even try she's not going to budge no choice but to grant her space crown her with sky for she is one of the many and she is each of us
The council in Blackpool have given the homeless bus passes, but how would they know where to get off?
If a turtle doesn't have a shell, is he homeless or naked?
Don't say I'm lucky. Ever.
The homes I've built in people are falling apart and I'm afraid of being homeless.
I know what it's like to be hungry. I know what it's like to be homeless. I know what it's like to have to choose between breaking the law and feeding yourself. I know what it's like to take meals at shelters and at Salvation Army facilities. I know what it's like to beg for money on the streets.
Don’t pray to me. Don’t pray to me!” Kyle said, alarmed. “We’re in this together. I’ve done things wrong too. We’re human, Cole. We’ll still make mistakes, but now we’ll always have each other to hold when it hurts.” Kyle’s eyes filled with tears.
I made The Instigator while I was homeless as a result of 9/11, and there was some stuff on there that was really raw and directly out of that experience
What I prized most was freedom, freedom to do my work, to give myself spontaneously and not out of duty or by command. I could not submit to such demands; rather would I choose the path of a homeless wanderer; yes, even go without love.
The thing I miss most from home, is having a home.
Of course money buys happiness. You ever seen a homeless person skip? The answer to that riddle's no. They're not allowed.
The worst poverty isn’t about not having enough money to survive. Poverty of love is the worst thing you can be deprived of.
Nutrition is an important part of our overall health, of course, but also for our mental health. Homeless people are among the largest groups known to have high concentrations of mentally ill individuals. See the connection?” -Shenita Etwaroo
Hardened cement chunks languished on the ground. Gray dust particles spewed into every crevice. The homeless desired this place as a sheltered haven.
I remember one time we were walking into a grocery store and an old man was ringing a bell for the Salvation Army. I asked my dad if we could give him some money and he told me no, that he works hard for his money and he wasn’t about to let me give it away. He said it isn’t his fault that other people don’t want to work. He spent the whole time we were in the grocery store telling me about how people take advantage of the government and until the government stops helping those people by giving them handouts, the problem won’t ever go away… I believed him. That was three years ago and all this time I thought homeless people were homeless because they were lazy or drug addicts or just didn’t want to work like other people. But now I know that’s not true. Sure, some of what he said was true to an extent, but he was using the worst-case scenarios. Not everyone is homeless because they choose to be. They’re homeless because there isn’t enough help to go around. And people like my father are the problem. Instead of helping others, people use the worst-case scenarios to excuse their own selfishness and greed.
You drive in a Maybach past a homeless person and you ask, 'Who's more free?' You could be trapped to your possessions.
What I know about street outreach is that it is essential to dealing with the issue of youth homelessness.
I was planning on my future as a homeless person. I had a really good spot picked out.
I am also irritated by his use of the expression 'some people'. If the Israelis have been so indifferent, or even happy, as to throw 850,000 Palestinians from their homes, the least they can do is show some respect or a bit of sensitivity by knowing names of the families in whose houses they are living.
Asa Don Brown
Homelessness is stigmatized by society, the media, and the general public.
Whenever Ingrid and I got out of the suburbs, into Berkeley or San Francisco, and saw how other people lived, Ingrid would cry at the smallest of things- a little boy walking home by himself, a discarded cardboard sign saying HUNGRY PLEASE HELP. She would snap a picture, and by the time she lowered her camera, tears would already be falling. I always felt kind of guilty that I didn't feel as sad as she did, but now, watching Dylan, I think that's probably a good thing. I mean, you see a million terrible things every day, on the news and in the paper, and in real life. I'm not saying that it's stupid to feel sad, just that it would be impossible to let everything get to you and still get some sleep at night.
To a homeless man, home is literally where the heart is.
His lone breaths- everywhere to be with him Hope survives one more day, losing all fear With the cold night's touch through shivered scheme, His new day reminds of another year From the poem Sonnet For A Man (Part II)
Jesus never says to the poor: ‘come find the church’, but he says to those of us in the church: ‘go into the world and find the poor, hungry, homeless, imprisoned.
Street children are lovely blossoms just dropped from the tree after a heavy storm. Now they need to be put together with a needle and threads of security and shelter to live into a beautiful circle of life’s garland
A very bouncy Kyle woke Livia at some ridiculous o’clock on Friday morning. “Wakey-wakey, you sloppy, old whore. It’s time to do you up. You’re going out tonight, so you don’t get to dress in nursing home casual.” Kyle ripped off Livia’s covers.
I thought that if I owned nothing, had nothing, was nothing, I would have nothing left to lose, and I wouldn't be scared anymore. Because my whole life I’ve been so damn scared. Scared to live because I was scared to die. But at the same I was so scared of living, so I wanted to die. Or maybe so scared of dying that I refused to live. You don't have to be afraid to fall, when you're already on the ground. You don't have to be scared to lose someone, when there's no one around to lose.
Charity begins on the street when you are homeless.
For all the alcoholics and addicts out there, you are loved, stopped being so stubborn and come in from the cold. Wherever you are, there is a brighter light in your sight. Move towards it every day, and keep moving towards it. Even the worst and strongest addiction is a choice—a choice not to fight, to give up, to indulge the impulse, or instead to accept the hands offered you to help, even from strangers, even from the state. Don’t hate those who gave up on you, it wasn’t their fault, you just wore them down. Show them they were wrong about you. Your troubles are meant to mold you into something better, not destroy you, so FIGHT! Another day comes for the better if you’re standing in the right spot for it to hit you. Find the right spot and stay there until it does.
I continued to work with uncertainty and the impending 90 days ticking away at the shelter. I didn't make enough money to pay rent in L.A., my employer was in a downward spiral, headed for bankruptcy and there was really nothing else keeping me in Hollywood. I didn't have a band, family or friends. The only people I associated with were coworkers at Tower and the drug addicts at the homeless shelter. And both were about to become history. I contemplated the scenario of not finding a place to rent and Tower Records going out of business. I had to figure out what I was going to do? Where was I going to go? I had to make a decisive, drastic decision!
Asa Don Brown
Clinicians should be trained to identify any underlying conditions that may be associated with homelessness.
Asa Don Brown
If you know of someone who is homeless; or by chance you are homeless yourself; you are not alone.
People are not homeless if they're sleeping in the streets of their own hometowns.
In June, 2010, I moved out of my apartment and I have been mostly homeless ever since.
Selfless help conquers homelessness.
Hello, beautiful Livia," Blake answered. "How did you know it was me?" Livia saw her wide smile in the rear view mirror. "The phone looked sexier when it rang.
J. R. Rim
When people say there is no place like home, the first to agree are the homeless.
People are priceless. A chance meeting with a loving human being was worth more than any amount of money in the world. I felt rich.
I left my village to make my home to a better place. I wandered from towns to cities and from cities to countries. The more I walked in search of home the more homeless I felt. It was only when I fell from skies, in wounds that I realized home was where I left.
When you look away from a homeless person, you diminish their humanity and your own.
No one really belongs; at least not in this world. If there were a heaven, maybe there, but, even if there were, in it would be the souls who could bear witness to the undeniable cruelty of life, the poverty of the unwanted.
Public housing is more than just a place to live, public housing programs should provide opportunities to residents and their families.
A homeless man standing at the off-ramp: the question in these moments isn't whether Jesus is in Him, but in me.
I have donated money to the kids overseas, the open hand project and the homeless.
Blake Hartt, I choose you. I deserve you. I want you.” Livia proved it by kissing his cold lips until they were warm.
When we feel haunted, it is the pull of our own home we're experiencing, but a more upsetting possibility is that the past has become homeless, and we are offering it a place to inhabit in the present.