145 Small Town Quotes To Recollect Childhood Memories

Looking for inspirational quotes about small town? We have rounded up the best collection of small town quotes, sayings, phrases captions, status, (with images and pictures) to help you cherish your childhood days.

Small town feel evokes a quiet, laid back lifestyle with a rustic feel which is closer to mother nature. We often leave our small towns and move to metropolitan cities for a better lifestyle, jobs, education and more opportunities.

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But your days especially your childhood spent in your small town which may also your hometown is always special to you. It brings back memories of your family, friends and community where life was simple and enjoyable.

In the hustle bustle of city life, we often tend to ignore the little things and moments which matter to us. The business of daily life takes away the joy and happiness that we enjoy in small towns.

These inspirational quotes will refresh your old memories and encourage you find reasons to go back to your small town and enjoy your life by getting away from all the tension and stress happening in your life.

People staying in big cities often travel to small towns on vacation to take a break from the rat race and enjoy the pleasures of simple life and serenity of nature. These small town one-liners are divided into these sections;

  • Small Town Quotes
  • Small Town Girl Quotes
  • Quotes About Living In A Small Town

If you find these quotes interesting and relatable, do check out our collection of missing home quotes to help you go back in time and refresh your memories if you are homesick.

Small Town Quotes

  1. “Be nice the world is a small town.”

  2. “In a small town, people start talking.”

  3. “Everybody dies famous in a small town.”

  4. “Don’t let small town life make your life small.”

  5. “The sky in small towns is always the prettiest.”

  6. “Don’t make small town life make your life small.”

  7. “There’s a lot of happy people here in this small town.”

  8. “I couldn’t be any prouder to say I’m from a small town.”

  9. “You stand out too much in a small town.” – Jen DeLuca

  10. “I wouldn’t trade one single day here, in small town USA.”

  11. “This is a small town, so everyone talks.” – Katarina Bivald

  12. “Small towns; where everyone knows everyone and everything.”                                                   

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    living in a small town quotes

  13. “It takes a small town to keep you humble.” – Bess Streeter Aldrich

  14. “The feel of small – town America is still strong here.” – Andrew Johnston

  15. “Goddamn, it’s annoying to commit crimes in a small town.” – Andy Weir

  16. “Lights of big cities never removes the darkness of small towns..” – Robin

  17. “A small town is a place where there’s no place to go where you shouldn’t.”

  18. “I think when you’re famous, its hard to live in a small town.” – John Cusack

  19. “I grew up in a very small town, and I just figure-skated.” – Rachel McAdams

  20. “I live in a small town that everyone claims to hate, yet, they never seem to leave.”

  21. “Living in a small town in India was like living in a glass house!” – Mallika Nawal

  22. “The best things around I have ever seen, came from small towns and big dreams.”                                                                                                                                                 

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    Small Town Quotes Images

  23. “Be proud of your hometown, it’s a big part of what makes you the person you are.”                                                                                                                                             

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    positive small town quotes

  24. “Jamestown was a very small town and I was thrilled to be there.” – Graham Taylor

  25. “I’m all about small towns. I think it’s a great place to grow up.” – Kacey Musgraves

  26. “People in small towns, much more than in cities, share a destiny.” – Richard Russo

  27. “Bluffton is growing. But we must hold on to that small-town character.” – Laura Blush

  28. “The art of living in a small town is one of the most difficult to acquire.” – Doris Lessing

  29. “I’m a small-town guy, and moving to a huge city might be an adjustment.” – Adam Dunn

  30. “The only thing scarier than leaving a small town is never leaving it at all.” – Mitch Albom

  31. “Living in a small town, I knew everybody and everybody knew me.” – Anna Nicole Smith

  32. “In small towns people scent the wind with noses of uncommon keenness.” – Stephen King

  33. “I think it helped me to develop good work ethics, being in a small town.” – Herschel Walker

  34. “There are things about growing up in a small town that you can’t quantify.” – Brandon Routh

  35. “Living in a small town anywhere means preserving one’s self behind a mask.” – Doris Lessing

  36. “In small towns as well as large, good people outnumber bad people by 100 to 1.” – Paul Harvey

  37. “Small towns have their own heartbeat, no matter how many people come or go.” – Mitch Albom

  38. “We grow good people in our small towns, with honesty and sincerity and dignity.” – Sarah Palin

  39. “I live in a small town, so beauty salons are sort of like where all the gossip ruminates where I live.”

  40. “I think the perspective that small-town directors bring to films is very different.” – Anurag Kashyap

  41. “I say half your life is spent trying to get out of a small town and the other half trying to get back to one.”

  42. “My plan is to have a theatre in some small town or something and I’ll be manager.” – Quentin Tarantino

  43. “The nice part about living in a small town is that if you don’t know what you are doing, someone else does.”

  44. “Every big city has its little communities, but they don’t have the quaint, small town charm.” – Michael Goss

  45. “It was a marvelous advantage to grow up in a small town where you knew everybody.” – Warren Christopher

  46. “I will always approach life from a small-town vibe. It makes experiences more fantastical.” – Landon Liboiron

  47. “Small town, people talk. And they have certainly been talking about you,’ he assured her with a wink.” – Zøe Haslie

  48. “I grew up in Michigan, in a very small town, Centreville. In my graduating class I had like 92 people.” – Verne Troyer

  49. “Being in Marin City was like a small town so it taught me to be more straightforward with my style.” – Tupac Shakur

  50. “There are things you experience growing up in a small town that create memories that last a lifetime.” – Carlos Wallace

  51. “I enjoy small towns, I’ve got my friends there. I have friends in L.A. too, but I’m not much on traffic.” – Jacob Lofland

  52. “I grew up on a farm in a small town where you do or say one thing and everybody knows about it.” – Garrett Hedlund

  53. “I have lived most of my life in small towns, and I’m in the habit of knowing and talking to everyone.” – Ellen Gilchrist

  54. “My films play only in Bengal, and my audience is the educated middle class in the cities and small towns.” – Satyajit Ray

  55. “Give me a Sunday morning, that’s full of grace. A simple life and I’ll be okay, here in small town U.S.A.” – Justin Moore

  56. “Lately he’d been seen going out less and less, becoming that strangest of animals in a small town: a loner.” – Kristin Hannah

  57. “Back then every small town had a gym, and if it seated more than 2,000 then we’d be interested in playing in it.” – Bob Cousy

  58. “The experiences that I’ve had growing up in that very unique hometown has shaped me and always will shape me.” – Mike Pence

  59. “He had to submit to the fate of every newcomer in a small town, where many tongues talk but few heads think.” – Victor Hugo

  60. “When I look back, I’m glad I grew up in a small town. There, it’s just you, your family and whatever you make of it.” – Champ Bailey

  61. “I think I would like to be in Victorian times. Small town. Bandstands. Summer. That kind of thing. Without disease.” – Rod Serling

  62. “Every small town has its dramatic group, its barber-shop quartet, every home has music in one form or another.” – Kate Smith

  63. “I’m a small town boy from a place not too different from Farmville. I grew up with a corn field in my backyard.” – Mike Pence

  64. “I grew up in a really small town with not a lot of money, and I liked singing, but it was just something that was a hobby.” – Justin Bieber

  65. “This President takes his inspiration from the capitals of Europe; we look to the cities and small towns of America.” – Mitt Romney

  66. “I’m living out a childhood fantasy. Our house is in a historic district of a small town that I used to read about in storybooks.” – Patty Duke

  67. “All this small time he said she said ain’t it funny how rumors spread? Like I know somethin’ y’all don’t know. Man that talk is gettin’ old.”

  68. “I love my small town, and I love going back there and supporting the community. But I could not have stayed there. No way.” – Jeremy Renner

  69. “MS Dhoni showed India what a tough man from a small town could dream and achieve. He has been a role model. Respect.” – Harsha Bhogle

  70. “Me personally, I come from very, very humble beginnings – little, small town in Alabama, you know, staying at my granddaddy house.” – Gucci Mane

  71. “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

  72. “Maybe it’s a symptom of a small town—and Gentry certainly was that—but for some, even after graduation, high school never really ends.” – Matt Abrams

  73. “I did stories about unexpected encounters, back roads, small towns and ordinary folk, sometimes doing something a little extraordinary.” – Charles Kuralt

  74. “A lot of times in movies, you see the ‘small town’ people, being bowled over by this creative entity or this corporate ideal, and it’s not true, at all.” – John Krasinski

  75. “People from small towns often identify with each other. There’s a connection with people who grew up in small towns that I don’t have with people who grew up in cities.”                                                                                                           

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    small town quotes for Instagram

  76. “I think growing up in a small town, the kind of people I met in my small town, they still haunt me. I find myself writing about them over and over again.” – Annie Baker

  77. “One Tree Hill’ really had an impact on my life. It was the first time I left my house and my family in New York and went to a small town in North Carolina.” – Daniella Alonso

  78. “I think that often times Hollywood panders to the cliches of small town life, specifically Southern small town life, and I think that this movie does the opposite.” – Josh Lucas

  79. “I grew up in a small town in Illinois, and my dad was a basketball coach. Thanks to him, I have excellent fundamentals in both basketball and baseball.” – Nick Offerman

  80. “One of the pleasant things about small town life is that everyone, whether rich or poor, liked or disliked, has some kind of a role and place in the community.” – Edward Abbey

  81. “Growing up in Georgia, I used to think people up north or out west were so different. They’re really not. They’re just regular people who live in small towns.” – Alan Jackson

  82. “President Johnson and I have a lot in common. We were both born in small towns and we’re both fortunate in the fact that we think we married above ourselves.” – Richard M. Nixon

  83. “Small town, small minds, big mouths, bigger rumors. If people have so much time on their hands, they should volunteer their energy on something more useful than my life. Just saying.”

  84. “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

  85. “I’m still quite small-minded and small-town, and people look at me like, ‘You’re too famous to remember me.’ I want to give them a tap on the shoulder and thank them.” – John Newman

  86. “Everybody wants you to do good things, but in a small town you pretty much graduate and get married. Mostly you marry, have children and go to their football games.” – Faith Hill

  87. “I was used to being in a small town and used to seeing the same people all the time and going to the same grocery store every day, so it wasn’t that big of a deal for me.” – Todd Grisham

  88. “Anybody who suggests that I run for governor is no friend of mine. It’s a terrible position, and besides, it requires living in Albany, which is small-town life at its worst.” – Edward I. Koch

  89. “My dad grew up in Banbridge, Northern Ireland, desperate to get to London. I grew up in London, so I don’t know what it’s like to yearn for the big city from a small town.” – Daniel Radcliffe

  90. “In Vineyard Haven, on Martha’s Vineyard, mostly I love the soft collision here of harbor and shore, the subtly haunting briny quality that all small towns have when they are situated on the sea.” – William Styron

  91. “I suppose more than anything, it’s the way of life in this part of the country that influences my writing. In Eastern North Carolina, with the exception of Wilmington, most people live in small towns.” – Nicholas Sparks

  92. “I grew up in a small town in Scotland, a little place called Crieff which is beautiful and it’s at the foothills to the highlands. It’s a very beautiful part of the world. It’s a small, I suppose quite conservative place.” – Ewan McGregor

  93. “Small town living rule # 3: Be wise in choosing who you trust. If they want to gossip with you, they will surely gossip about you. Wondering where all those little tidbits of information in the drama chain are coming from? Look at those closest to you.”

  94. “She was a very small town girl. I always knew that she’d be successful and happy in her life because she’s generally a happy person, someone who looks at things in a positive way. She’s great with people. I’m not surprised at all that she’s back home.” – Chris Dailey

  95. “The small town is passing. It was the incubator that hatched all our big men, and that’s why we haven’t got as many big men today as we used to have. Take every small-town-raised leader out of business and you would have nobody left running it but vice-presidents.” – Will Rogers

  96. “Being from a small town… it brings a major problem… We have to always keep migrating to big cities for study, trainings, job… Leaving our parents and home a miles way… Yes we are weird, introvert, loner because living alone in a room from the age of 15 (after 10th)… It’s hard… Missing home and parents…”

  97. “A small town curse, a life’s bitter ends dripping like blood down the skin of it’s victim. Never to escape it because everyone can see everything they do, everything they say. A small towns curse, a life’s bitter end, falling like rain down the window pane. Never to find another because everyone can see everything they do, everything they say. A small town curse, a life’s bitter end, crashing like snow from the boughs of a tree. Never to live because everyone can see. everything they do, everything they say.”

Small Town Girl Quotes

The phrase “small town girl” may also imply that she’s kind of innocent and naïve and maybe doesn’t have a lot of experience with the larger world out there with may be a small town mentality.

If you are a small town girl and love being the way you are then these inspirational quotes about small town girls is just the right thing for you!!

  1. “Just a small town girl with gold star dreams.”                                                                               

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    small town girl with big dreams quotes

  2. “I take pride in saying that I’m a small town girl.”

  3. “I’m a small town girl, and it’ll never be beaten out of me.” – Erica Durance

  4. “Every small town that I had ever been to had had a caboose.” – Laura Miller

  5. “Small town girl… I may not be famous but this town talks about me like I am.”

  6. “I grew up in a small town in India, but through books I knew the world.” – Mira Nair

  7. “Living in a small town…is like living in a large family of rather uncongenial relations.” – Joyce Denny

  8. “Small towns make up for their lack of people by having everyone be more interesting.” – Doris Haddock

  9. “The simple truth is that you can understand a town. You can know and love and hate it.” – Brenna Yovanoff

  10. “I’m from a small town so, like, everyone’s married with children or about to have children.” – Kelly Clarkson

  11. “I was from a small town, and nobody really expects you to leave, especially before you graduate.” – Taylor Swift

  12. “I grew up in a very small town which is remote even by Indian standards. I always dreamed of the world.” – Mira Nair

  13. “I come from this really small town near Nashville, Tennessee, where everything was la-di-da and normal.” – Miley Cyrus

  14. “I grew up where I could see the stars drinkin’ sweet tea from a mason jar. I’m just a small town girl and that’s all I’ll ever be.”

  15. “Delia lived in the small town in her heart, ignoring the world in which all her love had turned to grief.” – Dorothy Allison

  16. “I grew up in a small town where everyone wanted to be the same or look the same and was afraid to be different.” – Kate Bosworth

  17. “I had, you know, a guy in high school that I wanted to marry desperately. He’s the mayor of some small town in Texas.” – Ellen DeGeneres

  18. “I guess a small-town mayor is sort of like a ‘community organizer,’ except that you have actual responsibilities.” – Sarah Pali

  19. “But my husband came from a small town and hardworking parents like I did, and I don’t think we’ve lost that mind-set.” – Carrie Underwood

  20. “I grew up in a suburb of Ohio, in a small town, and I resonated with that small-town feeling where everybody knows your business.” – Rachael Harris

  21. “Because for a life to be real, you need it all: good and bad, beach and concrete, the familiar and the unknown, big talkers and small towns.” – Sarah Dessen

  22. “Growing up I played piano and I sang at a lot of weddings; I grew up in a very small town, a little coal-mining town in Virginia called Grundy.” – Jayma Mays

  23. “If I have a family down the road, I don’t know if I could ever raise them in the city because I am a small town girl at heart. I definitely long for the mountains.” – Zella Day

  24. “I’m from a small town where everybody always has something to say – you shouldn’t sing secular music, you shouldn’t do this or do that. A ton of ‘shouldn’ts.’” – Kelly Clarkson

  25. “Just a small town girl living in a lonely world, she took the midnight train, going anywhere, just a city boy, born and raised in South Detroit, he took the midnight train, going anywhere.”

  26. “Small town girls have big hearts with small town values. They are forever loyal to their family, friends and roots. Small town girls keep their feet planted firmly on the ground no matter where they end up.”

Quotes About Living In A Small Town

In a small town all residents know each other and live as a community. Personal affection and a caring and helping nature is a common advantage of living in small towns.

These cute small town and country side quotes will inspire you to appreciate life’s small moments, such as a beautiful and sunny day, greenery around, fresh air, humble and simple lifestyle which will make you happier and relaxed.

  1. “Small town big heart. ”                                                                                                                     

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    Small Town Quotes

  2. “Be nice. The world is a small town.” – Austin Kleon

  3. “A small town has as many eyes as a fly.” – Sonya Hartnett

  4. “Childhood is the small town everyone came from.” – Garrison Keillor

  5. “I had the privilege of living most of my life in a small town.” – Sarah Palin

  6. “This country is made up of small towns and big dreams.” – Brian Mulroney

  7. “There is a comfortable feeling in small towns. It is salubrious.” – Andie MacDowell

  8. “Earth is a small town with many neighborhoods in a very big universe.” – Ronald J. Garan Jr.

  9. “Fame is only good for one thing – they will cash your check in a small town.” – Truman Capote

  10. “There’s a lot more business out there in small town America than I ever dreamed of.” – Sam Walton

  11. “Everybody wants you to do good things, but in a small town you pretty much graduate and get married.” – Faith Hill

  12. “You can go to any small town in America, there’s going to be a metal fan there. You can’t say that about post-rock.” – David Pajo

  13. “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

  14. “In the small town of Hannibal, Missouri, when I was a boy, everybody was poor, but didn’t know it; and everybody was comfortable and did know it.” – Mark Twain

  15. “For any American who had the great and priceless privilege of being raised in a small town there always remains with him nostalgic memories.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower

  16. “Small towns seem to appreciate things a little bit more. They’re less jaded and they’re more kind of authentic and more themselves and they don’t care as much.” – Pauly Shore

  17. “Coming from a small town it was tough to dream big. When I grew up in a small town in Georgia, my biggest dream was one day to be able to go to Atlanta.” – Herschel Walker

  18. “To make a small town achieve its potential, you need everybody. When a blind person carries a crippled person who can see, both of them get where they’re going.” – Unita Blackwell

  19. “Living in a rural setting exposes you to so many marvelous things – the natural world and the particular texture of small-town life, and the exhilarating experience of open space.” – Susan Orlean

  20. “Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball, the rules and realities of the game – and do it by watching first some high school or small-town teams.” – Jacques Barzun

  21. “I just owe almost everything to my father and it’s passionately interesting for me that the things that I learned in a small town, in a very modest home, are just the things that I believe have won the election.” – Margaret Thatcher

Small towns help us to relax and is a stress buster for people. So if you come from a small town, these famous small town quotes help you revive your old time memories spent in your home.

Though there is a flip side too, people in the small town have their own drama and gossip, rumors, which reflects small town mentality. But on the whole it’s a great place to be back and spend days in the arms of mother nature,

If you like these inspirational and funny small town life quotes, then do check out our collection of landscape quotes and unforgettable memories quotes to revisit your childhood days.

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