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Quotes about Home

Updated on March 16, 2014

The Meaning of Home

The word home is defined as the place in which one lives, as a structure, dwelling, or shelter in which one resides. Frederick W. Robertson also has a good definition of home....

~ 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

No matter what home means to you, for most Dorothy said it all when she said, "There's no place like home...."

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


~ There is no place more delightful than one's own fireplace. ~ Marcus T. Cicero

~ It matters less to a person where they are born than where they can live. ~ Turkish Proverb

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

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

~ Many a man who thinks to found a home discovers that he has merely opened a tavern for his friends. ~ Norman Douglas

~ The worst feeling in the world is the homesickness that comes over a man occasionally when he is at home. ~ Edgar Watson Howe

~ There are things you just can't do in life. You can't beat the phone company, you can't make a waiter see you until he's ready to see you, and you can't go home again. ~ Bill Bryson

~ There is no sanctuary of virtue like home. ~ Edward Everett


~ One returns to the place one came from. ~ Jean De La Fontaine

~ People usually are the happiest at home. ~ William Shakespeare

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

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

~ There is room in the smallest cottage for a happy loving pair.~ Johann Friedrich Von Schiller

~ One may make their house a palace of sham, or they can make it a home, a refuge. ~ Mark Twain

~ No money is better spent than what is laid out for domestic satisfaction. ~ Samuel Johnson

~ I had three chairs in my house; one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society. ~ Henry David Thoreau

~ Where is home? Home is where the heart can laugh without shyness. Home is where the heart's tears can dry at their own pace. ~ Vernon Baker

~ I want a house that has got over all its troubles; I don't want to spend the rest of my life bringing up a young and inexperienced house. ~ Jerome K. Jerome

~ Nothing annoys a woman more than to have company drop in unexpectedly and find the house looking as it usually does. ~ Frank Dane


~ Even a cat is a lion in her own lair. ~ Indian Proverb

~ Home is the girl's prison and the woman's workhouse. ~ George Bernard Shaw

~ The house does not rest on the ground, but upon a woman.~ Mexican Proverb

~ Don't corral me, and I'll always come home. Just let me go out and play during the day. ~ Sandra Bullock

~ Let the wife make the husband glad to come home, and let him make her sorry to see him leave. ~ Martin Luther

~ A hundred men may make an encampment, but it takes a woman to make a home. ~ Chinese Proverb

~ Housework is what a woman does that nobody notices unless she hasn't done it. ~ Evan Esar

~ At every party there are two kinds of people - those who want to go home and those who don't. The trouble is, they are usually married to each other. ~ Ann Landers

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


~ We're all just walking each other home. ~ Ram Dass

~ Home is the place where you feel happy. ~ Salman Rushdie

~ The most important things in your home are people. ~ Barbara Johnson

~ Charity begins at home, and justice begins next door. ~ Charles Dickens

~ The home is the center and circumference, the start and the finish, of most of our lives. ~ Charlotte Perkins Gilman

~ A comfortable house is a great source of happiness. It ranks immediately after health and a good conscience. ~ Sydney Smith

~ You can't appreciate home till you've left it, money till it's spent, your wife till she's joined a woman's club, nor Old Glory till you see it hanging on a broomstick on the shanty of a consul in a foreign town. ~O. Henry Porter

~ You see much more of your children once they leave home.~ Lucille Ball


~ Home’s the most excellent place of all. ~ Neil Diamond

~ Home is where you hang your head. ~ Groucho Marx

~ He may be president, but he still comes home and swipes my socks. ~ Joseph P. Kennedy

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

~ I take my children everywhere, but the always find their way back home. ~ Robert Orben

~ When you're safe at home you wish you were having an adventure; when you're having an adventure you wish you were safe at home. ~ Thornton Wilder

~ If your neighbors think you're a detective because a cop always brings you home, you might be a redneck. ~ Jeff Foxworthy

~ If you own a home with wheels on it and several cars without, you just might be a redneck. ~ Jeff Foxworthy

~ 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 sun at home warms better than the sun elsewhere.~ Albania Proverb

~ The light is what guides you home, the warmth is what keeps you there. ~ Ellie Rodriguez

~ I would have gone home to my mother, but I'm not that crazy about my mother. ~ Cher

~ Think you're escaping and run into yourself. Longest way round is the shortest way home.~ James Joyce

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

~ It gets so boring at home. After all, how many reruns of Abbott and Costello movies can a guy watch on television? ~ Bud Abbott

~ Most of American life consists of driving somewhere and then returning home, wondering why the hell you went. ~ John Updike

~ A man would prefer to come home to an unmade bed and a happy woman than to a neatly made bed and an angry woman. ~ Marlene Dietrich

~ Don't you stay at home of evenings? Don't you love a cushioned seat in a corner, by the fireside, with your slippers on your feet? ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

~ It's when you're safe at home that you wish you were having an adventure. When you're having an adventure you wish you were safe at home. ~ Thornton Wilder

~ My divorce came to me as a complete surprise. That's what happens when you haven't been home in eighteen years. ~ Lee Trevino


~ For the love of God, folks, don't try this at home. ~ David Letterman

~ Home is any four walls that enclose the right person. ~ Helen Rowland

~ I have always drawn strength from being close to home. ~ Arthur Ashe

~ Owning a home is a keystone of wealth, both financial affluence and emotional security. ~ Suze Orman

~ Most children threaten at times to run away from home. This is the only thing that keeps some parents going. ~ Phyllis Diller

~ Middle age is when you're sitting at home on a Saturday night and the telephone rings and you hope it isn't for you. ~ Ogden Nash

~ It may be that the satisfaction I need depends on my going away, so that when I've gone and come back, I'll find it at home. ~ Rumi

~ Nothing can bring a real sense of security into the home except true love. ~ Billy Graham


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

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

~ Do you know what it means to come home at night to a woman who'll give you a little love, a little affection, a little tenderness? It means you're in the wrong house, that's what it means. ~ Henny Youngman

~ Being a child at home alone in the summer is a high-risk occupation. If you call your mother at work thirteen times an hour, she can hurt you. ~ Erma Bombeck

Home Humor


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

~ I had a lot of dates but I decided to stay home and dye my eyebrows. ~ Andy Warhol

~ I have Social Disease. I have to go out every night. If I stay home one night I start spreading rumors to my dogs. ~ Andy Warhol

~ I'm the type who'd be happy not going anywhere as long as I was sure I knew exactly what was happening at the places I wasn't going to. I'm the type who'd like to sit home and watch every party that I'm invited to on a monitor in my bedroom. ~ Andy Warhol

~ My wife met me at the door the other night in a sexy negligee. Unfortunately, she was just coming home. ~ Rodney Dangerfield

~ A girl phoned me the other day and said... 'Come on over, there's nobody home.' I went over. Nobody was home. ~ Rodney Dangerfield

And one last quote under "Home Humor"....

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