Home Quotes

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Been on the road or feeling restless? These home quotes are a great way to feel grounded and comfy again.

We all feel better at home. Being there makes us feel safe, comfortable, and loved.

Whether we’ve been away for business or recreation, it’s hard to beat that feeling of getting back to our own home.

So wherever you live and whatever kind of dwelling you call home, these quotes about home will hold you over until you return to yours.

Top 10 Home Quotes

Love begins at home.

Mother Teresa

There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.

Jane Austen
Pliny the Elder quote "Home is where the heart is"
“Home is where the heart is.” – Pliny The Elder

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 where we can go as we are and not be questioned.

Maya Angelou

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

Ellie Rodriguez

Home interprets heaven. Home is heaven for beginners.

Charles Henry Parkhurst
Frank Baum quote "There is no place like home"
“There is no place like home.” – L. Frank Baum

People usually are the happiest at home.

William Shakespeare

There is no place more delightful than one’s own fireside.


Quotes about Home

Home is where we should feel secure and comfortable.

Catherine Pulsifer

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

Leo Christopher

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

M.K. Soni
Laura Wilder home quote "Home is the nicest word there is"
“Home is the nicest word there is.” – Laura Ingalls Wilder

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

Rev. Billy Graham

Home is one’s birthplace, ratified by memory.

Henry Grunwald

Home isn’t where you’re from, it’s where you find light when all grows dark.

Pierce Brown

Home, the spot of earth supremely blest, A dearer, sweeter spot than all the rest.

Robert Montgomery

When I’m home, I like a cozy, comfortable, calming space.

Stacy Keibler

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

Sarah Ban Breathnach

Home is the place we love best and grumble the most.

Billy Sunday

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
Jane Ace quote "Home wasn't built in a day"
“Home wasn’t built in a day.” – Jane Sherwood Ace

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

Vernon Baker  

Perhaps home is not a place but simply an irrevocable condition.

James Baldwin

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


Home is where you feel loved, appreciated, and safe.

Tracey Taylor

Your home is a physical and perhaps emotional comfort zone where you can heal and recover enough to address all your work problems the next morning.

Zak Khan

Home is where you feel at home and are treated well.

Dalai Lama

Charity begins at home, and justice begins next door.

Charles Dickens

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.

Michel de Montaigne
Jerry Spinelli quote "Home is everything you can walk to"
“Home is everything you can walk to.” – Jerry Spinelli

Home is where you can say anything you please, because nobody pays any attention to you anyway.

Joe Moore

When I go home, its an easy way to be grounded. You learn to realize what truly matters.

Tony Stewart

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

Robert Frost

Home is the most popular, and will be the most enduring of all earthly establishments.

Channing Pollock

Home the blessed word, which opens to the human heart the most perfect glimpse of Heaven, and helps to carry it thither, as on an angel’s wings.

Lyda M. Child

Home is where I work, and I work everywhere.

Alfred Nobel

A home without books is a body without soul.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

I want my home to be that kind of place–a place of sustenance, a place of invitation, a place of welcome.

Mary DeMuth
TS Eliot home quote "Home is where one starts from"
“Home is where one starts from.” – T.S. Eliot

The home should be the treasure chest of living.

Le Corbusier

For our home to be a refuge it needs to be a place where love, compassion, and patience prevail.

Allan Lokos

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

Maya Angelou

Home is anywhere that you know all your friends and all your enemies.

Orson Scott Card

A home with a loving and loyal husband and wife is the supreme setting in which children can be reared in love and righteousness and in which the spiritual and physical needs of children can be met.

David A. Bednar

If I see it in nature, I know it will work in a home.

Miles Redd

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, gratitude is always possible, and feeling good starts at home.

Emma Wright

Home is where somebody notices when you are no longer there.

Aleksandar Hemon
Fiona Apple quote "Home is where my habits have a habitat"
“Home is where my habits have a habitat.” – Fiona Apple

Homesick and Missing Home

If you go anywhere, even paradise, you will miss your home.

Malala Yousafzai

Mid pleasures and palaces though we may roam, Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like home.

John Howard Payne

If you know you’re going home, the journey is never too hard.

Angela Wood

Where we love is home, home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

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

F. Scott Fitzgerald

You can have more than one home. You can carry your roots with you, and decide where they grow.

Henning Mankell

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

Maya Angelou

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

Laura Marney
Cecilia Ahern quote "Home isn’t a place, it’s a feeling"
“Home isn’t a place, it’s a feeling.” – Cecilia Ahern

Philosophy is really nostalgia, the desire to be at home.


Home is not where you live, but where they understand you.

Christian Morganstern

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.

Thorton Wilder

Home is what you take with you, not what you leave behind.

N.K. Jemisin

I don’t even know how it is to have a home. I feel like an orphan or something.

Fred Korematsu

I believe wherever dreams dwell, the heart calls it home. So may you untangle yourself from the twist of melancholy and ley your thoughts carry you back to the birthplace of your truth.


At the end of the day, it isn’t where I came from. Maybe home is somewhere I’m going and never have been before.

Warsan Shire

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

E.W. Howe

Coming Home Quotes

"There’s nothing half so pleasant as coming home again"
“There’s nothing half so pleasant as coming home again.” – Margaret Sangster

Coming home to my family afterward makes the work richer, easier and more fun.

Edie Falco

The magic thing about home is that it feels good to leave, and it feels even better to come back.

Wendy Wunder

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

George A. Moore

Nothing is better than going home to family and eating good food and relaxing.

Irina Shayk

I hate leaving home. I love what I do, but I’d love to go home every night.

Charlie Watts

No matter how big you are, when you go back home, your family treats you like a normal person.

Ajith Kumar

Going home and spending time with your family and your real friends keeps you grounded.

Jennifwer Ellison

Maybe that’s the best part of going away for a vacation – coming home again.

Madeleine L’Engle
Irish Proverb "The longest road out is the shortest road home"
“The longest road out is the shortest road home.” – Irish Proverb

Home is people. Not a place. If you go back there after the people are gone, then all you can see is what is not there anymore.

Robin Hobb

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

Martin Luther

I love coming back home and seeing old friends and family. I would say it keeps me grounded.

Coy Bowles

To know the road ahead, ask those coming back.

Chinnese Proverb

You don’t have a home until you leave it and then, when you have left it, you never can go back.

James Baldwin

I believe that all of our lives we’re looking for home and if we’re really lucky, we find it in someone’s loving arms. I think that’s what life is: coming home.

Anita Krizzan

You never know what events are going to transpire to get you home.

Og Mandino

Seek home for rest, for home is best.

Thomas Tusser
"The prospect of going home is very appealing"
“The prospect of going home is very appealing.” – David Ginola

I love you – I am at rest with you – I have come home.

Dorothy L. Sayers

No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.

Lin Yutang

Nothing else matters so much as long as you can come home and be with your family.

Patrick Dempsey

House Quotes

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

Sydney Smith

Your home is living space, not storage space.

Francine Jay

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

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A house is made with walls and beams. A home is made with love and dreams.

"A man's house is his castle"
“A man’s house is his castle.” – James Otis

The best time to buy a home is always five years ago.

Ray Brown

Home is people. Not a place. If you go back there after the people are gone, then all you can see is what is not there any more.

Robin Hobb

Good food and a warm kitchen are what make a house a home.

Rachael Ray

Is it possible for home to be a person and not a place?

Stephanie Perkins

A house is made of brick and mortar, but home is made by the people who live there.

M. K. Soni

One can say of language that it is potentially the only human home, the only dwelling place that cannot be hostile to man.

John Berger

Home is the most popular, and will be the most enduring of all earthly establishments.

Channing Pollock

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

Ellen DeGeneres
"Home is any four walls that enclose the right person"
“Home is any four walls that enclose the right person.” – Helen Rowland

I think that when you invite people to your home, you invite them to yourself.

Oprah Winfrey

A home should be a stockade, a refuge from the flaming arrows of anxiety, tension and worry.

Wilfred Peterson

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

Mark Twain

A house is no home unless it contain food and fire for the mind as well as for the body.

Margaret Fuller

A man’s home is his wife’s castle.

Alexander Chase

The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

We hope these amazing home quotes made you appreciate your home. Let us kow which one you liked the best.

No matter what form it’s in, your home should be a sanctuary, shelter, and safe space of refuge. Home is indeed where the heart is, so make yours a good one!

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Quincy Seale

Quincy is KIM's editor, and has collected and shared inspiring quotes and stories since 2005. Quincy holds an MBA from the University of Dundee and an MSc from the University of Edinburgh, and lives in San Antonio with his wife Natalie, son Alex, and his dog Oban.