The Quote Garden ™
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NOTE: Some of the quotes on this page were submitted to me by visitors, and not all have been verified for original source or wording. I'm working hard to confirm everything, but in the meantime please be aware of the possibility for errors. —ღ Terri, March 2021
For there we loved, and where we love is home,
Home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts...
~Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809–1894), "Homesick in Heaven," 1872
Home, the spot of earth supremely blest,
A dearer, sweeter spot than all the rest.
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 ornaments of your house will be the guests who frequent it. ~Author Unknown
He that has a house to put 's head in has a good head-piece. ~William Shakespeare, King Lear, c.1605 [III, 2, Fool]
May the roof above us never fall in
And may we good companions beneath it never fall out.
Houses are the abiding joys; they are the most emotion-stirring of all things. An automobile is regarded with fond affection, a typewriter becomes an inseparable companion, clothes can stir sentimentality, and the bit of bric-a-brac is a toy one would weep to see torn away — but houses are real, deep, emotional things. ~Rose Wilder Lane, letter to Dorothy Thompson, 1927, edited by William V. Holtz
I always thought a yard was three feet, then I started mowing the lawn. ~C.E. Cowman
The universe is merely a fleeting idea in God's mind - a pretty uncomfortable thought, particularly if you've just made a down payment on a house. ~Woody Allen
[N]o man but feels more of a man in the world if he have a bit of ground that he can call his own. However small it is on the surface, it is four thousand miles deep; and that is a very handsome property. ~Charles Dudley Warner, "Preliminary," My Summer in a Garden, 1870
Where thou art - that - is Home. ~Emily Dickinson
It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home. ~Author Unknown
You 'll find, where'er you roam,
That marble floors and gilded walls
Can never make a home.
But every house where Love abides,
And Friendship is a guest,
Is surely home, and home-sweet-home:
For there the heart can rest.
~Henry Van Dyke, "A Home Song"
Any home can be a castle when the king and the queen are in love. ~Author Unknown
People are living longer than ever before, a phenomenon undoubtedly made necessary by the 30-year mortgage. ~Doug Larson
There's nothing to match curling up with a good book when there's a repair job to be done around the house. ~Joe Ryan, as quoted in The Reader's Digest, 1978
May your home always be too small to hold all of your friends. ~Author Unknown
And of all man's felicities
The very subtlest one, say I,
Is when for the first time he sees
His hearthfire smoke against the sky.
~Christopher Morley, A Hallowe'en Memory
The fellow that owns his own home is always just coming out of a hardware store. ~Frank McKinney Hubbard
When I a householder became
I had to give my house a name.
I thought I'd call it "Poplar Trees,"
Or "Widdershins" or "Velvet Bees,"
Or "Just Beneath a Star."
I thought of "House Where Plumbings Freeze,"
Or "As You Like it," "If You Please,"
Or "Nicotine" or "Bread and Cheese,"
"Full Moon," or "Doors Ajar."
~Christopher Morley, "On Naming a House"
A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken. ~James Dent
A man builds a fine house; and now he has a master, and a task for life: he is to furnish, watch, show it, and keep it in repair, the rest of his days. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
A house that does not have one worn, comfy chair in it is soulless. ~May Sarton
Unless one decorates one's house for oneself alone, best leave it bare, for other people are walleyed. ~D.H. Lawrence
Old houses mended,
Cost little less than new before they're ended.
It's really the cat's house - we just pay the mortgage. ~Author Unknown
Hospitality is making your guests feel at home, even if you wish they were. ~Author Unknown
I am grateful for the lawn that needs mowing, windows that need cleaning, and floors that need waxing because it means I have a home. ~Author Unknown
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