111 Beautiful Home Quotes about the Best Place on Earth


Do you sometimes feel homesick? Whenever you’re overwhelmed with the wish to go back to your roots, this collection of home quotes will soothe the longing. For even more, have a look at our list of inspirational country quotes.

Let’s face it, there’s no place as beautiful, magnificent, and comfortable as home. All the wonderful memories and exciting moments you’ve experienced in the area you’ve grown up in leave no doubt that this is the best place on earth for you.

“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 a 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

As beautiful as home can be, life often makes us move almost all around the world without giving us the chance to come back home all too often. No matter if you have to move for your career or if you move because of love, leaving home for good is never a pleasant experience.

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These inspirational home quotes help you to bridge the time until you can finally return home

The longer you have stayed away from home, the more beautiful it is to finally return home. To help you pass the time until you come back to your good old home, we have created the following collection.

111 Beautiful Home Quotes about the Best Place on Earth

What makes the following quote so special is that they all stem from individuals who held a great love for their home. Many of these authors were confronted with homesickness while working in another state or country. However, they found beautifully articulated words to describe their deep feelings about the best place on earth. We hope that the following home quotes will alleviate some of the pain of being abroad.

Here’s our selection of inspirational home quotes


Returning home quote

“You are anxious because your path leads away from mother and home. But every step and every day lead you back again to the mother. Home is neither here nor there. Home is within you, or home is nowhere at all.”
Herman Hesse


Making a home quote

“Anyone can live in a house, but homes are created with patience, time and love.”
Jane Green


The nicest word

“Home is the nicest word there is.”
Laura Ingalls Wilder


No Place like home

“There is no place like home.”
L. Frank Baum


Inspirational home quote

“Look again at 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.”
Carl Sagan


“I’ve learned that home isn’t a place, it’s a feeling.”
Cecelia Ahern


“Every traveler has a home of his own, and he learns to appreciate it the more from his wandering.”
Charles Dickens


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


“How often have I lain beneath rain on a strange roof, thinking of home.”
William C. Faulkner


“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.”
Edith Sitwell


“Whoever has learned how to listen to trees no longer wants to be a tree. He wants to be nothing except what he is. That is home. That is happiness.”
Herman Hesse


“I have come home at last! This is my real country! I belong here. This is the land I have been looking for all my life, though I never knew it till now… Come further up, come further in!”
C.S. Lewis


“I believe that one can never leave home. I believe that one carries the shadows, the dreams, the fears and the dragons of home under one’s skin, at the extreme corners of one’s eyes and possibly in the gristle of the earlobe.”
Maya Angelou


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


“Everybody has to leave, everybody has to leave their home and come back so they can love it again for all new reasons.”
Donald Miller

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“Traveling in the company of those we love is home in motion.”
Leigh Hunt


“There is nothing like staying at home, for real comfort.”
Jane Austen


“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home.”
Melody Beattie


“Whoever wants music instead of noise, joy instead of pleasure, soul instead of gold, creative work instead of business, passion instead of foolery, finds no home in this trivial world of ours.”
Hermann Hesse


“We are all strangers in a strange land, longing for home, but not quite knowing what or where home is. We glimpse it sometimes in our dreams, or as we turn a corner, and suddenly there is a strange, sweet familiarity that vanishes almost as soon as it comes.”
Madeleine L’Engle


“It is a longing for home, for a memory of the mother, for new metaphors for life. It leads home. Every path leads homeward.”
Herman Hesse


“A thousand half-loves must be forsaken to take one whole heart home.”


“What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family.”
Mother Teresa


“Where paths that have an affinity for each other intersect, the whole world looks like home, for a time.”
Hermann Hesse


“It is always sad when someone leaves home, unless they are simply going around the corner and will return in a few minutes with ice-cream sandwiches.”
Lemony Snicket


“Think you’re escaping and run into yourself. Longest way round is the shortest way home.”
James Joyce


“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


“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


“Home is where you feel at home. I’m still looking.”
Truman Capote


“I think you travel to search and you come back home to find yourself there.”
Chimamanda Adichie

Home quotes like this are spot on


“Wasn’t that the definition of home? Not where you are from, but where you are wanted”
Abraham Verghese


“Home’s where you go when you run out of homes.”
John le Carré


“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity”
John Muir


“I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little, they become its visible soul.”
Jean Cocteau


“I used to dream about escaping my ordinary life, but my life was never ordinary. I had simply failed to notice how extraordinary it was. Likewise, I never imagined that home might be something I would miss.”
Ransom Riggs


“Your solitude will be a support and a home for you, even in the midst of very unfamiliar circumstances, and from it, you will find all your paths.”
Rainer Maria Rilke


“If you go home with somebody, and they don’t have books, don’t **** ’em!”
John Waters


“Introverts, in contrast, may have strong social skills and enjoy parties and business meetings, but after a while wish they were home in their pajamas. They prefer to devote their social energies to close friends, colleagues, and family.”
Susan Cain


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


“Rainy days should be spent at home with a cup of tea and a good book.”
Bill Watterson


“We leave something of ourselves behind when we leave a place, we stay there, even though we go away. And there are things in us that we can find again only by going back there.”
Pascal Mercier


“Home is where you are loved the most and act the worst.”
Marjorie Pay Hinckley


“Is it possible for home to be a person and not a place?”
Stephanie Perkins


“For the two of us, home isn’t a place. It is a person. And we are finally home.”
Stephanie Perkins


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


“Do you know what it’s like to love someone so much, that you can’t see yourself without picturing her? Or what it’s like to touch someone, and feel like you’ve come home?”
Jodi Picoult


“You can go other places, all right – you can live on the other side of the world, but you can’t ever leave home”
Sue Monk Kidd


“The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson


“Hogwarts was the first and best home he had known. He and Voldemort and Snape, the abandoned boys, had all found home here. „
J.K. Rowling


“Man may have been made in the image of God, but human society was made in the image of His opposite number, and is always trying to get back home.”
Stephen King


“Someday, I would like to go home. The exact location of this place, I don’t know, but someday I would like to go. There would be a pleasing feeling of familiarity and a sense of welcome in everything I saw. People would greet me warmly. They would remind me of the length of my absence and the thousands of miles I had traveled in those restless years, but mostly, they would tell me that I had been missed, and that things were better now I had returned.”
Henry Rollins


“Happiness is home. And home is not a house – home is a mythological conceit. It is a state of mind. A place of communion and unconditional love. It is where, when you cross its threshold, you finally feel at peace.”
Dennis Lehane


“Someone who values fairness and expects or, even better, wants to do his share in the home. These men exist and, trust me, over time, nothing is sexier.”
Sheryl Sandberg


“May your adventures bring you closer together, even as they take you far away from home.”
Trenton Lee Stewart


“You will never be completely at home again, because part of your heart always will be elsewhere. That is the price you pay for the richness of loving and knowing people in more than one place.”
Miriam Adeney

These home quotes are so true


“The journey itself is my home.”
Matsuo Basho


“If home doesn’t mean what it used to mean, decide what home will be in the future.”
Hobson Brown


“Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.”
Anna Quindlen


“I didn’t come here of my own accord, and I can’t leave that way. Whoever brought me here will have to take me home.”


“They are orphans again, with no true home but each other and whatever life they can make together on the other side of the sea.”
Leigh Bardugo


“Home is a notion that only nations of the homeless fully appreciate and only the uprooted comprehend.”
Wallace Stegner


“He wondered whether home was a thing that happened to a place after a while, or if it was something that you found in the end, if you simply walked and waited and willed it long enough.”
Neil Gaiman


“Traveling is all very well and good as long as you knew there is a place or person you can call home”
Jodi Picoult


“I am not afraid to keep on living. I am not afraid to walk this world alone. Honey if you stay you’ll be forgiven, nothing you can say will set me going home.”
Gerard Way


“Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.”
Gary Snyder


“If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love. Don’t be surly at home, then go out in the street and start grinning ‘Good morning’ at total strangers.”
Maya Angelou


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


“Going to the mountains is going home.”
John Muir


“Yes, I am here. And you are lucky to be here too after all the absurd things you’ve done since you left home.”
J.R.R. Tolkien


“You can’t make homes out of human beings someone should have already told you that.”
Warsan Shire


“Maybe your country is only a place you make up in your own mind. Something you dream about and sing about. Maybe it’s not a place on the map at all, but just a story full of people you meet and places you visit, full of books and films you’ve been to. I’m not afraid of being homesick and having no language to live in. I don’t have to be like anyone else. I’m walking on the wall and nobody can stop me.”
Hugo Hamilton


“Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.”
Twyla Tharp


“Traveling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comfort of home and friends. You are constantly off balance. Nothing is yours except the essential things: air, sleep, dreams, sea, the sky – all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it.”
Cesare Pavese


“There is no school equal to a decent home and no teacher equal to a virtuous parent.”


“Time is not the great teacher. Experience is. A man may live a whole life, but if he never leaves his home to experience that life, he dies knowing nothing. A mere child who has suffered and lived can be the wiser of the two.”
Lynsay Sands

Here are even more home quotes for you


“Home is where somebody notices when you are no longer there. „
Aleksandar Hemon


“This is what happens when you try to run from the past. It doesn’t just catch up: it overtakes, blotting out the future, the landscape, the very sky, until there is no path left except that which leads through it, the only one that can ever get you home.”
Sarah Dessen


“Whatever you give a woman, she will make greater. If you give her a house, she’ll give you a home.”
Erick S. Gray


“Have you ever been to a place you’re supposed to love, but all you can think about is home?”
Cynthia Hand


“For those who are lost, there will always be cities that feel like home.”
Simon Van Booy


“While most girls run away from home to marry, I ran away to teach.”
Mary Church Terrell


“It doesn’t matter what people tell you. It doesn’t matter what they might say. Sometimes you have to leave home. Sometimes, running away means you’re headed in the exact right direction.”
Alice Hoffman


“Home is behind, the world ahead.”
J.R.R. Tolkien


“Such short little lives our pets have to spend with us, and they spend most of it waiting for us to come home each day. It is amazing how much love and laughter they bring into our lives and even how much closer we become with each other because of them.”
John Grogan


“You’ve got to have pride in your home. You are where you’re from. Otherwise, you’re always going to be lost.”
Morgan Matson


“Let your boat of life be light, packed with only what you need – a homely home and simple pleasures.”
Jerome K. Jerome


“Even if it means oblivion, friends, I’ll welcome it, because it won’t be nothing. We’ll be alive again in a thousand blades of grass, and a million leaves; we’ll be falling in the raindrops and blowing in the fresh breeze; we’ll be glittering in the dew under the stars and the moon out there in the physical world, which is our true home and always was.”
Philip Pullman


“Home is everything you can walk to.”
Jerry Spinelli


“At home by the fire, whenever you look up there I shall be – and whenever I look up, there will be you.”
Gabriel Oak


“It was good to walk into a library again; it smelled like home.”
Elizabeth Kostovaq12


“I need to know that at the end of the night, I have you to come home to.”
Becca Fitzpatrick


“Tell me what the word “home” means to you and tell me in a way that I’ll know your mothers name just by the way you describe your bedroom when you were 8.”
Andrea Gibson


“Home wasn’t a set house, or a single town on a map. It was wherever the people who loved you were, whenever you were together. Not a place, but a moment, and then another, building on each other like bricks to create a solid shelter that you take with you for your entire life, wherever you may go.”
Sarah Dessen


“I’m never completely at home anywhere.”
Danzy Senna


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


“When the walls come down, when the thunder rumbles, when nobody else is home, hold my hand, and I promise I won’t let go.”
Sarah Kay


“The same wind that blows us off course can turn and carry us home.”
Tiffany Reisz


“Perhaps home is not a place but simply an irrevocable condition.”
James Baldwin


“Perhaps someday 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


“I want to give you a home. I want to fill it with children. I want to take care of you. I want to grow old with you.”
S.C. Stephens


“I am lost without you. I am soulless, a drifter without a home, a solitary bird in a flight to nowhere.”
Nicholas Sparks


“We’re all just walking each other home.”
Ram Dass


“A house is not a home until it has a dog.”
Gerald Durrell


“No story lives unless someone wants to listen. The stories we love best do live in us forever. So whether you come back by page or by the big screen, Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home.”
J.K. Rowling


“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 desire to go home that is a desire to be whole, to know where you are, to be the point of intersection of all the lines drawn through all the stars.”
Rebecca Solnit


“A story about family, first loves, second chances, and the moments in life that leads you back home”
Nicholas Sparks


“It was like coming home or being born or suddenly finding an entire half of herself that had been missing.”
Sarah J. Maas


“The rest of the world quieted into nothing. In that moment, after ten long years, Celaena looked at Chaol and realised she was home.”
Sarah J. Maas


“She made her home in between the pages of books.”
Maggie Stiefvater


“Love allows understanding to dawn, and understanding is precious. Where you are understood, you are at home. Understanding nourishes belonging. When you really feel understood, you feel free to release yourself into the trust and shelter of the other person’s soul.”
John O’Donohue

I hope you enjoyed this collection of inspirational home quotes. Where is home for you?

Stay victorious!


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