What is an important quote about home from the book?

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In Tim O'Brien's book, The Things They Carried, there are many times in which a soldier discusses something which reminds him of home, but to me the most important quote about a soldier's home is this quote about coming home after the war:

The town could not talk, and would not listen. "How'd you like to hear about the war?" he might have asked, but the place could only blink and shrug. It had no memory, therefore no...

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