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The 62 Best Quotes About Home

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What makes a good home?

Is it a three car garage, and a big walk in closet? Not according to this fantastic collection of quotations.

Instead, these quotes define home as a place where you always belong. A place to unwind. A safe harbor in tumultuous seas.

Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in. Robert Frost

We all know how to return home. No matter how long it’s been, we find our way. Clarissa Pinkola Estes

There is no place like home. L. Frank Baum


Home is a place you grow up wanting to leave, and grow old wanting to get back to. John Ed Pearce

Home is a shelter from storms – all sorts of storms. William J. Bennett

The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place we can go as we are and not be questioned. Maya Angelou

There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort. Jane Austen

The home should be the treasure chest of living. Le Corbusier

Love begins at home. Mother Teresa

One never reaches home,’ she said. ‘But where paths that have an affinity for each other intersect, the whole world looks like home, for a time. Hermann Hesse

Home is where one starts from. T.S. Eliot

A man’s house is his castle. James Otis

Where thou art, that is home. Emily Dickinson

There’s nothing half so pleasant as coming home again. Margaret Elizabeth Sangster

Home is where the heart can laugh without shyness. Home is where the heart’s tears can dry at their own pace. Vernon Baker

A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body. Benjamin Franklin


Home is not where you live but where they understand you. Christian Morgenstern

We shape our dwellings, and afterwards our dwellings shape us. Winston Churchill

I long, as does every human being, to be at home wherever I find myself. Maya Angelou

Home is where there’s one to love us. Charles Swain

How often have I lain beneath rain on a strange roof, thinking of home. William Faulkner

Never make your home in a place. Make a home for yourself inside your own head. You’ll find what you need to furnish it- memory, friends you can trust, love of learning, and other such things. That way it will go with you wherever you journey. Ted Williams

Home is a name, a word, it is a strong one; stronger than magician ever spoke, or spirit ever answered to, in the strongest conjuration. Charles Dickens

People usually are the happiest at home. William Shakespeare

Where we love is home – home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts. Oliver Wendell Holmes

A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it. George A. Moore

Seek home for rest, for home is best. Thomas Tusser

Be grateful for the home you have, knowing that at this moment, all you have is all you need. Sarah Ban Breathnach

For the two of us, home isn’t a place. It is a person. And we are finally home. Stephanie Perkins


It’s a funny thing coming home. Nothing changes. Everything looks the same, feels the same, even smells the same. You realize what’s changed, is you. Eric Roth

Peace – that was the other name for home. Kathleen Norris

Home is where the heart is. Pliny the Elder

Home is the one place in all this world where hearts are sure of each other. It is the place of confidence. It is the place where we tear off that mask of guarded and suspicious coldness which the world forces us to wear in self-defense, and where we pour out the unreserved communications of full and confiding hearts. It is the spot where expressions of tenderness gush out without any sensation of awkwardness and without any dread of ridicule. Frederick W. Robertson

Home is a place not only of strong affections, but of entire unreserve; it is life’s undress rehearsal, its backroom, its dressing room. Harriet Beecher Stowe

Be he a king or a peasant, he is happiest who finds peace at home. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

A home without books is like a body without a soul. Marcus Tullius Cicero

Home is wherever I’m with you. Edward Sharpe

I believe that one can never leave home. I believe that one carries the shadows, the dreams, the fears and the dragons of home under one’s skin, at the extreme corners of one’s eyes and possibly in the gristle of the earlobe. Maya Angelou

The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home. Confucius

There is a magic in that little world, home; it is a mystic circle that surrounds comforts and virtues never known beyond its hallowed limits. Robert Southey


I was born a long way from where I belong and I am on my way home. Bob Dylan

Home is a refuge not only from the world, but a refuge from my worries, my troubles, my concerns. I like beautiful things around me. I like to be beautiful because it delights my eyes and my soul is lifted up. Maya Angelou

Any old place I can hang my hat is home sweet home to me. William Jerome

Human beings are the only creatures on earth that allow their children to come back home. Bill Cosby

Decorate your home. It gives the illusion that your life is more interesting than it really is. Charles M. Shulz

Home is where you can say anything you like cause nobody listens to you anyway. Unknown

A good home must be made, not bought. Joyce Maynard

Home is where my habits have a habitat. Fiona Apple

One’s home is like a delicious piece of pie you order in a restaurant on a country road one cozy evening — the best piece of pie you have ever eaten in your life — and can never find again. After you leave home, you may find yourself feeling homesick, even if you have a new home that has nicer wallpaper and a more efficient dishwasher than the home in which you grew up. Lemony Snicket

A house that does not have one warm, comfy chair in it is soulless. May Sarton

I think what you notice most when you haven’t been home in a while is how much the trees have grown around your memories. Mitch Albom

Home’s where you go when you run out of homes. John le Carré

Home is the place where we are treated the best, but grumble the most. Unknown

Home, nowadays, is a place where part of the family waits till the rest of the family brings the car back. Earl Wilson

If I were asked to name the chief benefit of the house, I should say: the house shelters day-dreaming, the house protects the dreamer, the house allows one to dream in peace. Gaston Bachelard

Any home can be a castle when the king and queen are in love.Unknown

Home is where you hang your head. Groucho Marx

All journeys eventually end in the same place, home. Chris Geiger

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Home is wherever I’m with you. Edward Sharpe

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