Hospitality

25 Quotes About Home from Wendell Berry and 14 Others

In this article, read 25 quotes about home from Wendell Berry and 14 others to inspire your love of hospitality and making your house a home. Collecting quotes is a hobby of mine! I love gathering inspiration from the words of others and I have many notebooks scattered around my life of quotes I’ve jotted down over time.

Quotes about Home

It is by the place we’ve got, and our love for it and our keeping of it, that this world is joined to heaven.


Wendell Berry


And the world cannot be discovered by a journey of miles, no matter how long, but only by a spiritual journey, a journey of one inch, very arduous and humbling and joyful, by which we arrive at the ground at our own feet, and learn to be at home.


Wendell Berry

If you want to change the world, go home and love your family.


Mother Teresa


How we need more “homemakers” so that all who live in this transient, contemporary world might have a place to belong, to feel loved and valued, to serve and be served, to give and receive and celebrate all that is good.


Sally Clarkson


Each of us longs for a place to belong, a connection that gives roots to our wandering lives. Our hearts hunger for a community where we are intimate members, a sense of belonging to people who love us. Our souls crave a purpose bigger than our jobs, a connection to a sense of meaning. We yearn to know that our own stories have significance in the grander scheme of God’s megastory. All of these may be found in a home– a place to belong, a people to be a part of, and a purpose where God’s righteousness and design are celebrated and cherished in community every day.


Sally Clarkson (The Lifegiving Home)


“All people need a place where their roots can grow deep and they always feel like they belong and have a loving refuge. And all people need a place that gives wings to their dreams, nurturing possibilities of who they might become.”


Sally Clarkson

To craft a truly welcoming, truly lifegiving home is a deeply satisfying work, one of the great glories of any life.


Sally Clarkson (The Lifegiving Home)

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 where the heart sings.


Scarlett Deva Antaloczy

We shape our dwellings, and afterwards, our dwellings shape us.


Winston Churchill


There is no place in God’s world where there are no people who will come and share a home as long as it is a real home.


Francis A. Schaeffer


Home is the nicest word there is.


Laura Ingalls Wilder

All of us create a home culture of some kind.


Sally Clarkson

There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.


Jane Austen

To be happy at home is the ultimate result of all ambition.


Samual Johnson

Love begins by taking care of the closest ones–the ones at home.


Mother Teresa

Home is where one starts from.


T.S. Elliot

A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.


George Moore

The most important things in your home are people.


Barbara Johnson

Home interprets heaven. Home is heaven for beginners.


Charles Henry Parkhurst

May your home always be too small to hold all your friends.


Irish Blessing

A home is a kingdom of its own in the midst of the world, a stronghold amid life’s storms and stresses, a refuge, even a sanctuary.


Dietrich Bonhoeffer

The power of finding beauty in the humblest things makes home happy and life lovely.


Louisa May Alcott

I find it fascinating that in all our exploring of the world’s nooks and crannies, my three kids most loved the times we settled down and stayed somewhere awhile.


Tsh Oxenreider

Thank you for sharing my love of quotes! It feels good to get these organized in one place and I hope they inspire your love of hospitality! Which quote about home resonated with you the most?

Hi! I’m Christy, a happy wife and mother to three boys, a nutritionist, a food lover and a Canadian. Creating and experimenting in the kitchen is my idea of an afternoon well spent. To me, a clean kitchen is an empty canvas of possibility and that means my kitchen never stays clean for long. My dream is that one or more of the recipes I share here will inspire you, perhaps even becoming a cherished family favourite.

2 Comments

  • Allison Welch

    I love these! There is nothing more comforting to me than a cozy, welcoming home and it seems that many people agree! How do I choose a favourite one?? I do really like the Dietrich Bonhoeffer quote – “A home is a kingdom of its own in the midst of the world, a stronghold amid life’s storms and stresses, a refuge, even a sanctuary.”

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