Source: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
— Warren Farrell author, spokesperson, expert witness, political candidate 1943
Source: The Boy Crisis (2018), pp. 203
„For outlandish creatures like us, on our way to a heart, a brain, and courage, Bethlehem is not the end of our journey but only the beginning - not home but the place through which we must pass if ever we are to reach home at last.“
— Frederick Buechner Poet, novelist, short story writer, theologian 1926
Source: The Magnificent Defeat
— Jodi Picoult Author 1966
Source: Between the Lines
Source: Giovanni's Room
„For large minds, the Earth is a small place. Not small enough to exhaust in one lifetime, but a compact home, cozy, buoyant, a place to cherish, the spectral center of our life. But how could we stay at home forever?“
Source: A Natural History of the Senses (1990), Chapter 5 “Vision” (p. 281)
— Robert Frost American poet 1874 - 1963
"The Death of the Hired Man" (1914)
„You can go home again, the General Temporal Theory asserts, so long as you understand that home is a place where you have never been.“
Source: Hainish Cycle, (1974), Chapter 2 (p. 55)
„This is the most beautiful place on earth.
There are many such places. Every man, every woman, carries in heart and mind the image of the ideal place, the right place, the one true home, known or unknown, actual or visionary.“
"The First Morning", p. 1
Desert Solitaire (1968)
Context: This is the most beautiful place on earth.
There are many such places. Every man, every woman, carries in heart and mind the image of the ideal place, the right place, the one true home, known or unknown, actual or visionary. A houseboat in Kashmir, a view down Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn, a gray gothic farmhouse two stories high at the end of a red dog road in the Allegheny Mountains, a cabin on the shore of a blue lake in spruce and fir country, a greasy alley near the Hoboken waterfront, or even, possibly, for those of a less demanding sensibility, the world to be seen from a comfortable apartment high in the tender, velvety smog of Manhattan, Chicago, Paris, Tokyo, Rio, or Rome — there's no limit to the human capacity for the homing sentiment.
„Oh, London is a man’s town, there’s power in the air;
And Paris is a woman’s town, with flowers in her hair;
And it’s sweet to dream in Venice, and it’s great to study Rome;
But when it comes to living, there is no place like home.“
— Henry Van Dyke American diplomat 1852 - 1933
Variant: Oh, London is a man's town, there's power in the air;
And Paris is a woman's town, with flowers in her hair;
And it's sweet to dream in Venice, and it's great to study Rome;
But when it comes to living there is no place like home.
Source: America for Me (1909), Lines 9-12.