Ten Quotes About Home

by Rebecca A. Watson on September 5, 2014

in Minneapolis, travel

In the past I’ve struggled with jet lag. In order to combat it this time, I’m planning on easing slowly back into my normal routine.

I have a TON of new insights to share after my trip and loads of good stories, but seriously folks, you don’t want me writing it now. Or maybe you do, but it’s all going into a journal where I can edit for later 🙂

In the meantime, I wanted to share some of my favorite quotes about home. Minnesota was my home for 28 years. Then California. And now Germany. There’s a lot loaded into that word home. Here are a few morsels I like:

“Nothing can bring a real sense of security into the home except true love.”
~ Billy Graham

“He is happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home.”
~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“It may be that the satisfaction I need depends on my going away, so that when I’ve gone and come back, I’ll find it at home.”
~ Rumi

“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

“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

“It takes patience to appreciate domestic bliss; volatile spirits prefer unhappiness.”
~ George Santayana

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

“All journeys eventually end in the same place, home.”
~ Chris Geiger

“Home. That wonderful place I was lucky enough to revisit, no matter how short a time, finally realizing it’s not relegated to just one single place. It’s wherever you make it.”
~Alyson Noel

“Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home.”
~ Matsuo Bashō

Do you have a favorite quote about home? Or just a thought about the word? I wanna hear it in the comments.

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MTM September 5, 2014 at 5:48 pm

I love the fact that in German there are two different words for “home” – zuhause, the actual place where you live, and Heim, the concept of home. As you say, it’s a little word that contains a lot 🙂

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Rebecca A. Watson September 7, 2014 at 2:25 pm

I know right?!? German is good for that. It has captured all sorts of ideas…freundshame is one of my favs too. Feeling shame for what someone else is doing. Yep, totally.

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Monica K September 5, 2014 at 9:44 pm

Love it Becca! I love that you have this bittersweet feeling about home. I do too. I went home three years ago and there was just so much to process. A few of us were in a taxi to Famous Dave’s and we were at a stopped at a light and there, in the crosswalk, was my ex crossing the street! Home is definitely full of comfort, but also ghosts. I look forward to hearing about your travels when you’re ready to share them! Love you girl!

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Rebecca A. Watson September 7, 2014 at 2:23 pm

Thanks my dear! Agreed…lots of ghosts there. They’ll always be there until you’re willing to confront them. And the Universe gives you plenty of opportunity, as evidenced by your story about your ex! And oh dear lord, as evidenced by what happened in the two weeks I was there. Yes, i will share soon. Thanks for the comment! Love you too 😀

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Katie Chamberlain September 14, 2014 at 5:49 am

Home? Currently my mother lives near my sister. Far away from me. She is now 83. We moved so much when I was a child that I never really had a feeling of being home. I had a father and a step father but neither were positive influences. I was raised by my mother in several places. Mother was a negative person who always made negative comments about me and especially the way I dressed or looked. She told me I was too stupid to go to college. She called me a whore when I was a virgin (I was age 16). On and on the memories flow. So today I had a conversation over the phone with her. She wanted to know if I wanted to come home to visit my “old mom” this fall……she would pay for the plane fare. (how generous). I made my excuses because that is definitely not what I would consider going home to mean. I love that you quoted Billy Graham: “Nothing can bring a real sense of security into the home except true love.” I have made my own home. My true love is the Love of Christ.

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