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Quotes About Home: 50 of Our Favorites

Quotes About Home: 50 of Our Favorites

From the corniest of the corny to the most inspirational, quotes about home have a way of, well, hitting home.

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Home is a comforting concept we’re all deeply familiar with, but it’s hard to put into words. 

The dictionary defines “home” in a few ways:

  1. The place where one lives permanently, especially as a member of a family or household,.
  2. The family or social unit occupying a home.
  3. A house or an apartment considered a commercial property.

These are all certainly true about home, but we like the fourth definition best: “A place where something flourishes, is most typically found, or from which it originates.”

To you, home might be a feeling—your childhood house, the apartment you share with your family, your favorite place to visit, or wherever you are when you’re with family.

It might be a place you haven’t found yet but are still looking for. In any case, these powerful quotes about home are wonderful reminders of what home means to each of us and why it’s so special.

Keep reading to find the 50 best quotes about home from literature, famous speakers, celebrities, and movies from around the world. We’ve compiled a mix of both recent and ancient sayings and quotes about home. 

Why Are Quotes About Home So Meaningful?

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Some of the following quotes about home will be very familiar to you (like #1 and #50), but we’ve researched and read through thousands of quotes.

All to find those that best sum up what home means and why it has such a special place in our hearts. There’s an old quote taken from the title of a Thomas Wolfe book from 1940: “You can never go home again.”

It refers to how time changes people and places so that when you try to go back and capture the same feeling a place once gave you, you’ll often find that it’s gone or not quite the same. 

But as you’ll read in the quotes below, others believe that home isn’t something that gets trapped in time. It’s a memory or a feeling of comfort that we carry with us. It’s a concept that can adapt and change over time. 

The place you call home today can be just as much of a sanctuary as your childhood home. Any four walls can become home with the right family and friends. 

When you read these quotes that explain what makes home a place of comfort and solace, wherever it is, take some time to appreciate the different versions of home you’ve known and experienced throughout your life. 

Our 50 Favorite Quotes About Home

Pliny the Elder

Home is where the heart is.”

Maya Angelou

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

Robert Frost

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

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

He is happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home.”

Suze Orman Quote about home

Samuel Johnson

To be happy at home is the ultimate result of all ambition, the end to which every enterprise and labor tends, and of which every desire prompts the prosecution.”

Maryanne Radmacher Hershey

May your walls know joy; may every room hold laughter and every window open to great possibility.”

Thomas Tusser

Seek home for rest, for home is best.”

Kenny Guinn

There is something permanent, and something extremely profound, in owning a home.”

Ali Bassam

Having a place to live is home. Having someone to live with is family. Having both is a wonderful life.”

Sue Monk Kidd Quote About Home

Edith Sitwell

Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.”

Thornton Wilder

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.”

Robert Southey

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.”

Dorothy Parker

The best way to keep children at home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant, and let the air out of the tires.”

Ann Douglas

Home is an invention on which no one has yet improved.”

One of Jane Austen's Quotes About Home

Dalai Lama XIV

A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation for your life.”

Leo Christopher

Home is wherever you leave everything you love and never question that it will be there when you return.”

Irish Proverb

The longest road out is the shortest road home.”

Laura Ingalls Wilder

Home is the nicest word there is.”

George Moore

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

One of Harold B. Lee's quotes about home


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

Kathleen Norris

Peace – that was the other name for home.”

Sydney Smith

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

Charlotte Perkins Gilman

The home is the center and circumference, the start and the finish, of most of our lives.”

Barbara Johnson

The most important things in your home are people.”

Lemony Snicket top quote about home

Maya Angelou

You can never go home again, but the truth is you can never leave home, so it’s all right.”

Charles Henry Parkhurst

Home interprets heaven. Home is heaven for beginners.”

M. K. Soni

Home sweet home. This is the place to find happiness. If one doesn’t find it here, one doesn’t find it anywhere.”

T.S. Eliot

Home is where one starts from.” 

Laura Marney

No matter who you are or where you are, instinct tells you to go home.”

F. Scott Fitzgerald quote about home

Pico Iyer

Home lies in the things you carry with you everywhere and not the ones that tie you down.”

Nahguib Mahfour

Home is not where you are born; home is where all your attempts to escape cease.” 

Kin Hubbard

The fellow that owns his own home is always just coming out of a hardware store.”

Irish Blessing

May your home always be too small to hold all your friends.”

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

A home is a kingdom of its own in the midst of the world, a stronghold amid life’s storms and stresses, a refuge, even a sanctuary.”

Timothy Radcliffe quote about home

Michel De Montaigne

My home…it is my retreat and resting place from wars, I try to keep this corner as a haven against the tempest outside, as I do another corner in my soul.”

Louisa May Alcott

The power of finding beauty in the humblest things makes home happy and life lovely.” 

William J. Bennett

Home is a shelter from storms — all sorts of storms.”

Melissa McClone

Life takes you to unexpected places. Love brings you home.”

Winston Churchill

We shape our homes and then our homes shape us.”

Edward Everett quote about home

Anthony Liccione

Everyone needs a house to live in, but a supportive family is what builds a home.”

L. Frank Baum

There is no place like home.”


Our homes should inspire us to go out into the world to do great things and then welcome us back for refreshment.” 

What Are Your Favorite Quotes About Home?

We hope you enjoyed these 50 quotes about home. Which ones are your favorites? Home means something different to all of us, but comfort is the commonality. 

Whether you’re in the market to buy a home, missing home, or just searching for quotes that sum up how you feel about home, these quotes do a wonderful job of describing what it is that makes home so special.

As Frank L. Baum wrote in The Wizard of Oz, “There’s no place like home.” Did we miss your favorite quote about home? Let us know so we can add it to the list!