How many of these quotes about ‘home’ do you recognise?
28 September 2017
Most of us are familiar with the proverb “Home is where the heart is”, but do you know who originally said it?
While you’re pondering the answer*, have a browse through this collection of ‘homely’ quotes by writers, poets, composers and actors.
Home sweet home
“Home is where one starts from.” ~ T.S. Eliot
“Home wasn’t built in a day.” ~ Jane Sherwood Ace
“Home is the nicest word there is.” ~ Laura Ingalls Wilder
“When I was at home, I was in a better place.” ~ William Shakespeare
“There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.” ~ Jane Austen
“Home is not where you live, but where they understand you.” ~ Christian Morgenstern
“Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in.” ~ Robert Frost
“The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.” ~ Maya Angelou
“You can have more than one home. You can carry your roots with you, and decide where they grow.” ~ Henning Mankell
“There is a magic in that little word: home; it is a mystic circle that surrounds comforts and virtues never known beyond its hallowed limits.” ~ Robert Southey
Leaving home… and coming home again
“We carry our homes within us, which enables us to fly.” ~ John Cage
“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 Moore
“Home is a place you grow up wanting to leave… and grow old wanting to get back to.” ~ John Ed Pearce
“The magic thing about home is that it feels good to leave, and it feels even better to come back.” ~ Wendy Wunder
“No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and lays his head on his old, familiar pillow.” ~ Lin Yutang
“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.” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald
* Answer: attributed to Pliny the Elder, Roman author and philosopher