Home is not a place, it’s a feeling.
According to Dorothy Gale there’s no place like home, and even if life takes you far from it, here are a few home quotes to help remind you of where you came from.
Inspiring and beautiful quotes about home
“Love begins at home, and it’s not how much we do…but how much love we put in that action. “ – Mother Teresa
Mother Teresa is known for taking on the world’s problems with nothing more than love and her faith at her side, and this delightful sentiment echoes her legacy. Love begins at home, from the first moment you are born, until the moment you first step through the door of your own home. That love should be the foundation for everything you do, the sword and shield with which you face the world.
“After you leave home, you may find yourself feeling homesick, even if you have a new home that has nicer wallpaper and a more efficient dishwasher than the home in which you grew up.” – Lemony Snicket
It’s easy to think that you’ve done better for yourself than your parents did for you growing up. When it comes right down to it though, you will find yourself missing the cracks and flaws of the house you grew up in, no matter how nice your current home may be. Those cracks hold all of the memories that you made in that home, after all, and serve as a reminder of happy times.
“Home is a place you grow up wanting to leave, and grow old wanting to get back to.” – John Ed Pearce
Life is hard. There is no doubt about that, and when life is at its hardest, we all want to run back home, crawl into our bed, and be rocked to sleep by mom or dad. For most that is not an option, but that never stops us from wanting to run home when the going gets tough, because home is where we are always safe.
“I had rather be on my farm than be emperor of the world.” – George Washington
What a sentiment from the first President of the United States: The man who helped to lay the foundation for this great country would always rather be on his farm, tending to his crops and livestock, than dealing with the responsibilities of running a country or a world. We can probably all relate to this on some level.
“Where thou art – that – is home.” “Emily Dickinson
Ever concise, Emily Dickinson has summed up every home quote and sentiment in six words. Wherever you are is home, even if you can’t make it back to your house. Make a home in every step, and you will feel welcome wherever you are.
“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
The word home conjures the image of safety, of warm meals and unconditional love. That a single word can bring all of those images to mind is amazing. It’s a place where negativity is banished and all that is left is the positive memories that you’ve made there.
“A house is no home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as for the body.” – Benjamin Franklin
A home shouldn’t just be a place where you eat and sleep. It should be a place for you to learn and grow and become an amazing human being. Fill your home with music, or books, or the things you need to complete your hobbies, or whatever you need to spark your imagination and creativity.
“The light is what guides you home, the warmth is what keeps you there.” – Ellie Rodriguez
The image of the warm light in the darkness is one that has permeated art and literature throughout human history: the safe place from the dark, the warm place to come out of the cold, and the sign that you will be welcomed. The warmth, be it physical, mental, or emotional, is what keeps you there and encourages you to return home.
“Never make your home in a place. Make a home for yourself inside your own head. You’ll find what you need to furnish it – memory, friends you can trust, love of learning, and other such things. That way it will go with you whenever you journey.”
– Tad Williams
Making a home in yourself is a great way to make sure that you feel welcome wherever you go, because you will be home no matter where you rest your head. This is a great practice for people who travel a lot, or are away from home for extended periods of time. You will still miss your home. That is inevitable. Having a home within your own mind just helps to make that ache a little more bearable.
“I long, as does every human being, to be at home wherever I find myself.” – Maya Angelou ( More quotes by Maya Angelou )
It’s hard to imagine feeling at home wherever you go, but it is possible. If you find yourself unable to return home as often as you would like, try making a home within your own mind as was mentioned in the previous quote. Build yourself a safe place from your happy memories and things that make you smile, and you’ll always feel at home no matter where you go.
The rock band Metallica may have said it best: “Anywhere I roam/where I lay my head is home.” If you carry your home within you, rather than restricting it to the four walls of a house, you will always have something to carry you through the difficult times when you can’t reach your actual home. If you enjoyed these home quotes and are looking for more inspirational quotes, take a look at our Family Quotes and Quotes about Happiness pages for more.
Even if you can’t go home, your home is always there.