"Home is always the impossible subject, multilayered and maddening."
- Paul Theroux
"What a way to make a living"
- Dolly Parton
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, All God's Children Need Travelling Shoes
“What we call a home is merely any place that succeeds in making more consistently available to us the important truths which the wider world ignores, or which our distracted and irresolute selves have trouble holding onto.”
- Alain de Botton, The Architecture of Happiness
"I'm not a business man, I'm a business, man!"
"I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little, they become its visible soul."
- Jean Cocteau
"Philosophy is really nostalgia, the desire to be at home"
"When nations grow old the arts grow cold and commerce settles on every tree"
- William Blake
"If I ever go looking for my heart's desire again, I won't look any further than my own back yard. Because if it isn't there, I never really lost it to begin with.
- L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Perhaps home is not a place but simply an irrevocable condition."
- James Baldwin, Giovanni's Room