quotations about home
No matter how dreary and gray our homes are, we people of flesh and blood would rather live there than in any other country, be it ever so beautiful. There is no place like home.
L. FRANK BAUM, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Home is the place, where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in.
ROBERT FROST, "The Death of a Hired Man"
Every path leads homeward, every step is birth.
HERMANN HESSE, Bäume. Betrachtungen und Gedichte
Home is where the heart is.
JOSEPH C. NEAL, Singleton Snippe
Home is not where you live but where they understand you.
CHRISTIAN MORGENSTERN, American Flint
There are some people who believe that home is where one hang's one's hat, but these people tend to live in closets and on little pegs.
DANIEL HANDLER (as Lemony Snicket), Horseradish: Bitter Truths You Can't Avoid
I’m laying out my winter clothes and wishing I was gone,
Going home, where the new york city winters aren’t bleedin’ me.
PAUL SIMON, The Boxer
Home should be an oratorio of the memory, singing to all our after life melodies and harmonies of old remembered joy.
HENRY WARD BEECHER, Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit
Do you know how hard it is to make a home?... That's something that a woman does from inside herself. You do it in the face of all sorts of opposition. Husbands are very appreciative when it works out well. But they're not that anxious to help. It's understandable. They don't know how.
SAMUEL R. DELANY, Dhalgren
How does it feel
To be without a home
Like a complete unknown
Like a rolling stone?
BOB DYLAN, "Like A Rolling Stone"
It's a curious rite of passage, isn't it? Visit the old places. First you wonder how you lived so uncomplainingly in such cramped circumstances. The streets are narrower, the buildings smaller than you ever remembered. It's like coming back to Lilliput.
DON DELILLO, Underworld
Every man, every woman, carries in heart and mind the image of the ideal place, the right place, the one true home, known or unknown, actual or visionary. A houseboat in Kashmir, a view down Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn, a gray gothic farmhouse two stories high at the end of a red dog road in the Allegheny Mountains, a cabin on the shore of a blue lake in spruce and fir country, a greasy alley near the Hoboken waterfront, or even, possibly, for those of a less demanding sensibility, the world to be seen from a comfortable apartment high in the tender, velvety smog of Manhattan, Chicago, Paris, Tokyo, Rio, or Rome -- there's no limit to the human capacity for the homing sentiment.
EDWARD ABBEY, "The First Morning", Desert Solitaire
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, Martin Chuzzlewit
The youth without a home is like a mariner without a compass, in a boundless sea: he has no point from which or to which to direct his course, but is driven, here and there, upon a tumultuous ocean, unknowing and unknown.
WILSON CONWORTH, The Knickerbocker, Feb. 1837
Many a man who thinks to found a home discovers that he has merely opened a tavern for his friends.
NORMAN DOUGLAS, South Wind
A man's house is his castle.
EDWARD COKE, The First Part of the Institutes of the Laws of England
Home is the place where you are most thoroughly yourself, with no pretenses.
VICTORIA MORAN, Creating a Charmed Life
We shape our dwellings, and afterwards our dwellings shape us.
WINSTON CHURCHILL, Sir Winston Churchill: A Self-Portrait
It's a funny thing about coming home--looks the same, smells the same, feels the same. You realize what's changed is you.
ERIC ROTH, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Going home must be like going to render an account.
JOSEPH CONRAD, Lord Jim