Our empty nest quote collection focuses on the passage of time when our children grow up and leave home. This can be a very challenging time for both the parent and the child.
In this collection of quotes you will find inspiring words about family, sons and daughters, parenting, and growing up.
The quotes in this collection focus on the wonderful relationships between parent and child and provide the insight that more great things are to come.
It is the anticipation, the fear, that leads up to our children moving out that is often the hardest.
To help you through your moments of wonder, we have put together this quote collection that focuses on family, friends, and opportunities that make the empty nest stage of life not so scary.
Check out this quote collection about parenting:
Quotes about Growing Up and Leaving Home
Leaving home in a sense involves a kind of second birth in which we give birth to ourselves. – Robert Neelly Bellah
Home is a place you grow up wanting to leave, and grow old wanting to get back to. – John Ed Pearce
It is always sad when someone leaves home, unless they are simply going around the corner and will return in a few minutes with ice-cream sandwiches. – Lemony Snicket
You can never go home again, but the truth is you can never leave home, so it’s all right. – Maya Angelou
However painful the process of leaving home, for parents and for children, the really frightening thing for both would be the prospect of the child never leaving home. – Robert Neely Bellah
Inspirational Quotes About Family
You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them. – Desmond Tutu
The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life. – Richard Bach
Between the day your child is born, and the time he or she turns 18, you get 940 Saturdays — and 260 of them, are gone by her fifth birthday. – Dr. Rotbart
Successful Parenting Quotes
Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children. – Charles R Swindoll
My children are the reason I laugh, smile and want to get up every morning. – Gene Lee Nolin
You don’t stop laughing when you grow old, you grow old when you stop laughing. – George Bernard Shaw
Growing up means leaving home and becoming a self-supporting adult. I think this the hardest task any human being hast to face. – John Bradshaw
It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men. – Frederic Douglas
Hugs can do great amounts of good – especially for children. – Princess Diana
Parenting takes a lot of creativity, and I embrace it fully. – Carrie-Ann Moss
Living the Adventure of Growing Up Quotes
There is a moment, a chip in time when leaving home is the lesser crime. – Paul Simon
I would have given anything to keep her little. They outgrow us so much faster than we outgrow them. – Brian Fitzgerald
Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving. – Albert Einstein
A father is a man who expects his son to be as good a man as he meant to be. – Frank A Clark
Quotes and Sayings About Your New Empty Nest
When you have a solid upbringing and a strong sense of place, that sustains you. My sense of home never leaves me. – Lyle Lovett
You are the guy who’ll decide where to go. – Dr Suess
Don’t leave home without your sword – your intellect. – Alan Moore
If you love your son, make him leave home.
Family Is Neverending Quotes
Family is not an important thing. It’s everything. – Michael J Fox
My family is my life, and everything else comes second as far as what’s important to me. – Michael Imperioli
If you have a favorite quote about empty nesting, be sure to leave it in the comments section below!