Quotes about home

A collection of quotes on the topic of travel, home, people, going.

Best quotes about home

Bram Stoker photo

„Come freely, go safely and leave something of the happiness you bring.“

—  Bram Stoker, book Dracula

Variant: Welcome to my house! Enter freely. Go safely, and leave something of the happiness you bring.
Source: Dracula

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„Intellect takes you to the door, but it doesn't take you into the house.“

—  Shams-i Tabrizi 1185-1248, spiritual instructor of Mewlānā Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Balkhi. 1185 - 1248

Me & Rumi (2004)

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„Here is my first principle of foreign policy: good government at home.“

—  William Ewart Gladstone British Liberal politician and prime minister of the United Kingdom 1809 - 1898

Speech in West Calder, Scotland (27 November 1879), quoted in W. E. Gladstone, Midlothian Speeches 1879 (Leicester University Press, 1971), p. 115.
1870s
Context: Here is my first principle of foreign policy: good government at home. My second principle of foreign policy is this—that its aim ought to be to preserve to the nations of the world—and especially, were it but for shame, when we recollect the sacred name we bear as Christians, especially to the Christian nations of the world—the blessings of peace. That is my second principle.

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„Nature is a haunted house--but Art--is a house that tries to be haunted.“

—  Emily Dickinson, book The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson

Variant: Art is a house that tries to be haunted.
Source: The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson

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„Ah! there is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.“

—  Jane Austen, book Emma

Emma (1815)
Works, Emma

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Babe Ruth photo

„Yesterday's home runs don't win today's games“

—  Babe Ruth American baseball player 1895 - 1948

The earliest quotes similar to this are presented as unattributed folk wisdom, such as this example from 1959:
As Brother Allen of Newsweek indicated, it has been fun, but don't try to rest on your laurels. Always remember, “YESTERDAY’S HOME-RUN DOESN’T COUNT IN TODAY’S GAME,” and today’s game is well under way.
The quote does not begin to be attributed to Babe Ruth until the 1980s, nearly 30 years after its first appearance.
Disputed
Source: F. N. Abbott, "On Your Marks", in [The Palm, vol lxxix, no. 1 (February 1959), Harry L., Bird (ed.), 1959, Champaign, IL, Alpha Tau Omega, 17, http://hdl.handle.net/2027/uiuc.1744313v0079?urlappend=%3Bseq=19]
Source: https://books.google.com/books?id=cQsKAQAAMAAJ&dq=%22Yesterday%27s+home+runs%22&focus=searchwithinvolume&q=Ruth

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„A house divided against itself cannot stand.“

—  Abraham Lincoln 16th President of the United States 1809 - 1865

I believe this government cannot endure, permanently half slave and half free. I do not expect the Union to be dissolved — I do not expect the house to fall — but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing or all the other.
In this famous statement, Lincoln is quoting the response of Jesus Christ to those who accused him of being able to cast out devils because he was empowered by the Prince of devils, recorded in Matthew 12:25: "And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand".
1850s, The House Divided speech (1858)

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„I don't feel much pain Got a knife in my back, and a bullet in my brain I’m clinically insane Walkin' home alone, I see faces in the rain“

—  Lil Peep American rapper 1996 - 2017

Song The Way I See Things, Album: LiL PEEP; PART ONE

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Carl Sagan photo

„Consider again that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every "superstar", every "supreme leader", every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there — on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.
The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that, in glory and triumph, they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner, how frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds.
Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the Universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves.
The Earth is the only world known so far to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. Visit, yes. Settle, not yet. Like it or not, for the moment the Earth is where we make our stand.
It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we've ever known.“

—  Carl Sagan, book Pale Blue Dot

Source: Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space (1994), p. 8, Supplemental image at randi.org http://www.randi.org/images/122801-BlueDot.jpg

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Citát „You must go on a long journey before you can really find out how wonderful home is.“
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Citát „The power of finding beauty in the humblest things makes home happy and life lovely.“
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„The power of finding beauty in the humblest things makes home happy and life lovely.“

—  Louisa May Alcott American novelist 1832 - 1888

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

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„We're waiting for the dinosaurs to die out. They will die. And then we'll move into their homes.“

—  Kurt Cobain American musician and artist 1967 - 1994

1992-02-14 at Kokusai Koryu Centre, Osaka, Japan
Stage banter

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„After 7 long years, Finally, FINALLY, FINALLY, The Rock has come back to Anaheim! Which means FINALLY, The Rock has come back to Monday Night Raw! Which means FINALLY, The Rock HAS COME BACK… home.“

—  Dwayne Johnson American actor and professional wrestler 1972

The Rock's return to WWE Raw as host of WrestleMania XXVII (14 February, 2011) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8ejiG5-BtA&feature=related.

„Pulsing like a beacon through the days and nights, the birthplace of the fortunate sends out its invisible waves of recollection. It always has and it always will, until even the last of us come home.“

—  Clive James Australian author, critic, broadcaster, poet, translator and memoirist 1939 - 2019

Closing lines, p. 174
Memoirs, Unreliable Memoirs (1980)
Context: As I begin this last paragraph, outside my window a misty afternoon drizzle gently but inexorably soaks the City of London. Down there in the street I can see umbrellas commiserating with each other. In Sydney Harbour, twelve thousand miles away and ten hours from now, the yachts will be racing on the crushed diamond water under a sky the texture of powdered sapphires. It would be churlish not to concede that the same abundance of natural blessings which gave us the energy to leave has every right to call us back. All in, the whippy's taken. Pulsing like a beacon through the days and nights, the birthplace of the fortunate sends out its invisible waves of recollection. It always has and it always will, until even the last of us come home.

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James Baldwin photo

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

—  James Baldwin, book Giovanni's Room

Source: Giovanni's Room

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Nikki Sixx photo

„There's nothin like a trail of ßlooÐ to finÐ your way ßack home“

—  Nikki Sixx, book The Heroin Diaries: A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock Star

Source: The Heroin Diaries: A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock Star

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„when you can’t climb your way out of such a hole, you tend to crouch down and call it home…“

—  Nikki Sixx American musician 1958

Source: The Heroin Diaries: A Year In The Life Of A Shattered Rock Star

Robert Frost photo

„Home is the place where, when you have to go there,
They have to take you in.“

—  Robert Frost American poet 1874 - 1963

"The Death of the Hired Man" (1914)
1910s

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Emil M. Cioran photo

„Is it possible that existence is our exile and nothingness our home?“

—  Emil M. Cioran Romanian philosopher and essayist 1911 - 1995

Source: Tears and Saints (1937)

Ram Dass photo

„We're all just walking each other home.“

—  Ram Dass American contemporary spiritual teacher and the author of the 1971 book Be Here Now 1931 - 2019

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Margaret Fuller photo

„What a difference it makes to come home to a child!“

—  Margaret Fuller American feminist, poet, author, and activist 1810 - 1850

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„I'm not going to die, I'm going home like a shooting star.“

—  Sojourner Truth African-American abolitionist and women's rights activist 1797 - 1883

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Gerald Durrell photo

„A house is not a home until it has a dog.“

—  Gerald Durrell naturalist, zookeeper, conservationist, author and television presenter 1925 - 1995

Vladimir Putin photo

„Their [U. S. ] defense budget in absolute figures is almost 25 times bigger than Russia's. This is what in defense is referred to as "their home — their fortress". And good for them, I say. Well done!“

—  Vladimir Putin President of Russia, former Prime Minister 1952

On the United States
2006 annual address to the Federal Assembly

John Fletcher photo

„Charity and treating begin at home.“

—  John Fletcher, Wit Without Money

Scene 2.
Wit Without Money (c. 1614; published 1639)

Gil Scott-Heron photo

„You will not be able to stay home, brother. You will not be able to plug in, turn on, and cop out.“

—  Gil Scott-Heron American musician, poet and author 1949 - 2011

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
Lyrics, Small Talk at 125th and Lenox, 1970

Muhammad Ali photo

„Archie's been living off the fat of the land.
I'm here to give him his pension plan.
When you come to the fight don't block the door.
'Cause you'll all go home after round four.“

—  Muhammad Ali African American boxer, philanthropist and activist 1942 - 2016

Before his fight with Archie Moore (1962), as quoted in "Muhammad Ali was also great for civil rights" by Mark Wiedmer, in Times Free Press (17 January 2012) http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2012/jan/17/muhammad-ali-also-great-for-civil-rights/?print

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„I still don't know why they banned me" she says. "I said to them, 'What did I do? I never killed anybody. I was never arrested for anything bad, so why can't I go home?.“

—  Miriam Makeba South African singer and civil rights activist 1932 - 2008

As quoted in
Interview with Robin Denselow (May 2008)

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Dido photo

„If you're cold I'll keep you warm
If you're low just hold on
Cause I will be your safety
Oh don't leave home.“

—  Dido English singer-songwriter 1971

Don't Leave Home
Song lyrics, Life for Rent (2003)

Iris DeMent photo

„Long, long journey
through the darkness,
long, long way to go;
but what are miles
across the ocean
to the heart that's coming home?“

—  Enya Irish singer, songwriter, and musician 1961

Song lyrics, Amarantine (2005)

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„When some one reminded him that the people of Sinope had sentenced him to exile, he said, "And I sentenced them to stay at home."“

—  Diogenes of Sinope ancient Greek philosopher, one of the founders of the Cynic philosophy -404 - -322 BC

Diogenes Laërtius, vi. 49
Quoted by Diogenes Laërtius

Rosa Parks photo

„I did not get on the bus to get arrested. I got on the bus to go home.“

—  Rosa Parks African-American civil rights activist 1913 - 2005

Quoted in Rita Dove, "Rosa Parks: Her simple act of protest galvanized America's civil rights revolution," http://www.time.com/time/time100/heroes/profile/parks01.html Time (1999-06-14)by kurtis

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Avril Lavigne photo

„She wants to go home, but nobody's home. It's where she lies, broken inside.“

—  Avril Lavigne Canadian singer-songwriter and actress 1984

"Nobody's Home" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0eLfvdeInFg (2004)

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James Brown photo

„To make it in life, you and your wife need to be in the same business. That has been my problem all along. My wives didn't know what I was doing. I would come back home from the road to a stranger. That's no good.“

—  James Brown American singer, songwriter, musician, and recording artist 1933 - 2006

Brown, J. & Tucker, B. (2003). James Brown: The Godfather of Soul, p. 266. Thunder's Mouth Press: New York. ISBN 1-56025-388-6

James Madison photo

„It is due to justice; due to humanity; due to truth; due to the sympathies of our nature; in fine, to our character as a people, both abroad and at home, that they should be considered, as much as possible, in the light of human beings, and not as mere property. As such, they are acted on by our laws, and have an interest in our laws.“

—  James Madison 4th president of the United States (1809 to 1817) 1751 - 1836

They may be considered as making a part, though a degraded part, of the families to which they belong.
Speech in the Virginia State Convention of 1829-1830, on the Question of the Ratio of Representation in the two Branches of the Legislature (2 December 1829) http://econfaculty.gmu.edu/wew/quotes/slavery.html
1820s

Sukirti Kandpal photo
Isabel II do Reino Unido photo

„Today it may seem hard that we cannot mark this special anniversary as we would wish. Instead we remember from our homes and our doorsteps. But our streets are not empty; they are filled with the love and the care that we have for each other. And when I look at our country today, and see what we are willing to do to protect and support one another, I say with pride that we are still a nation those brave soldiers, sailors and airmen would recognise and admire.“

—  Isabel II do Reino Unido queen of the UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, and head of the Commonwealth of Nations 1926

Address to the UK on the 75th anniversary of VE Day, which occurred during the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic, 08/05/2020 https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/the-queen-ve-day-speech-read-full-a9506226.html.

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„that, can be your home now, let me be your home now.“

—  Chiara Civello Italian singer 1975

Source: da Your home

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„Perhaps some day I'll crawl back home, beaten, defeated. But not as long as I can make stories out of my heartbreak, beauty out of sorrow.“

—  Sylvia Plath American poet, novelist and short story writer 1932 - 1963

Source: The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

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„Going to the mountains is going home.“

—  John Muir Scottish-born American naturalist and author 1838 - 1914

"In the Sierra Forests", San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin (part 3 of the 11 part series "Summering in the Sierra") dated July 1875, published 3 August 1875; reprinted in John Muir: Summering in the Sierra, edited by Robert Engberg (University of Wisconsin Press, 1984) page 79
1870s
Variant: Going to the woods is going home.

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„Being rich is not about how much money you have or how many homes you own; it's the freedom to buy any book you want without looking at the price and wondering if you can afford it.“

—  John Waters American filmmaker, actor, comedian and writer 1946

Variant: [W]hat I like best is staying home and reading. Being rich is not about how many homes you own. It’s the freedom to pick up any book you want without looking at the price and wondering whether you can afford it.
Source: Role Models

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„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 wherever you journey.“

—  Tad Williams novelist 1957

Source: Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn, The Dragonbone Chair (1988), Chapter 42, “Beneath the Uduntree” (p. 718).
Context: “Never make your home in a place,” the old man had said, too lazy in the spring warmth to do more than wag a finger. “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.” Morgenes had grinned. “That way it will go with you wherever you journey. You’ll never lack for a home—unless you lose your head, of course...”

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„One of the oldest human needs is having someone to wonder where you are when you don't come home at night.“

—  Margaret Mead American anthropologist 1901 - 1978

Attributed in The Quotable Woman (1991) by the Running Press, p. 53
1990s

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„Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.“

—  Anna Quindlen journalist, Novelist 1952

Source: How Reading Changed My Life

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„There is no place like home.“

—  L. Frank Baum, book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Source: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

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„If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay home.“

—  James A. Michener American author 1907 - 1997

As quoted in Good Advice (1982) by William Safire and Leonard Safir. Original appearance in Holiday magazine, March 1956, pp. 40-51.

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„You can't go home again“

—  Thomas Wolfe American writer 1900 - 1938

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Paul Newman photo

„I don't like to discuss my marriage, but I will tell you something which may sound corny but which happens to be true. I have steak at home. Why should I go out for hamburger?“

—  Paul Newman American actor and film director 1925 - 2008

Quoted in Paul and Joanne: A Biography of Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward by Joe Morella and Edward Z. Epstein (1988), p. 157

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„A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness.“

—  Robert Frost American poet 1874 - 1963

Variant: A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness.