Small Town Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old small town quotes, small town sayings, and small town proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

In those days, at least in my small town, parents didn't seem to worry so much about what their kids were doing as long as they made it home in time for dinner. K. Martin Beckner
A small town is a place where there's no place to go where you shouldn't. Burt Bacharach
That's one nice thing about growing up in a small town. You get a chance to do a lot of different things. Mitch Kosht
I'm all about small towns. I think it's a great place to grow up. Kacey Musgraves
The nice thing about living in a small town is that when you don't know what you're doing, someone else does. Immanuel Kant
Small towns harbor small imaginations. Stephen King
People in small towns, much more than in cities, share a destiny. Richard Russo
People from small towns have to have their edges roughed up to get along in the world. But as a street reporter, you learn quickly. Bill Kurtis
Living in a small town is like living in a large family of rather uncongenial relations. Sometimes it's fun, and sometimes it's perfectly awful, but it's always good for you. People in large towns are like only-children. Joyce Dennys
In small towns as well as large, good people outnumber bad people by 100 to 1. In big towns the 100 are nervous. But in small towns, it's the one. Paul Harvey
A small town has as many eyes as a fly. Sonya Hartnett
This is the most small-town climate that you could probably find. Ray Slagle
When small towns find they cannot harm the strangest of their members, when eccentrics show resilience, they are eventually embraced and even cherished. Louise Erdrich
Living in a small town, I knew everybody and everybody knew me. Anna Nicole Smith
Every small town has its dramatic group, its barber-shop quartet, every home has music in one form or another. Kate Smith
There may be no secrets in small towns, but there are no strangers either. R.A. Mathis
A small town is automatically a world of pretense. Since everyone knows everyone else's business, it becomes the job of the populace to act as if they don't know what is going on instead of its being their job to try to find out. Jeanine Basinger
Whether you live in a city or a small town, and whether you drive a car, take the bus or ride a train, at some point in the day, everyone is a pedestrian. Anthony Foxx
In small towns people scent the wind with noses of uncommon keenness. Stephen King
Small towns make up for their lack of people by having everyone be more interesting. Doris "Granny D" Haddock
When you're growing up in a small town you know you'll grow down in a small town there is only one good use for a small town you hate it and you know you'll have to leave. Lou Reed
With a small town mentality, you make a decision very early on as to whether you are going to do everything by the book or just go your own way and not care. Bjork
Small towns are like metronomes; with the slightest flick, the beat changes. Mitch Albom
The bad thing about living in a small town was that everything became a personal issue. The good thing about living in a small town was that everything became a personal issue. During times of trouble, the support system was massive. Linda Howard
A small town is a place where the news circulates before the newspaper does. Evan Esar
When you finally visit your boy hood town, you find it wasn't the old home you longed for, but your boyhood. Evan Esar
Marriage makes a difference: the man about town sometimes becomes the mouse around the house. Evan Esar
The small, sleepy little town, full of extremely nice people and memorable characters is a legacy. Scott Dickson
When I lost my wife every family in town offered me another, but when I lost my horse no one offered to make him good. William Hardcastle Browne
If a lawyer is in danger of starving in a small town or village he invites another, and they both thrive. William Hardcastle Browne

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