“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, American Poet, 1928-2014

“Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home.”  Matsuo Basho, Japanese Poet, 1644-1694

“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, to be the constellation-maker and the center of the world, that center called love. To awaken from sleep, to rest from awakening, to tame the animal, to let the soul go wild, to shelter in darkness and blaze with light, to cease to speak and be perfectly understood.”  Rebecca Solnit, “Storming the Gates of Paradise: Landscapes for Politics”  American writer.  1961-

“Home is a notion that only nations of the homeless fully appreciate and only the uprooted comprehend.”  Wallace Stegner.  American Writer. 1909-1993

“If light is in your heart you will find your way home.”  Rumi.  Persian Sufi Mystic.  1207-1273

“Home is where my habits have a habitat.”  Fiona Apple. American Musician. 1977-

“In the space, the pause between this breath and the one that follows, you have made a home inside me.”  Tyler Knott Gregson.  American Poet. 1981-

“And when the day arrives I’ll become the sky and I’ll become the sea and the sea will come to kiss me for I am going home.” Trent Reznor, American musician, 1965-

“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, “What Happened to Goodbye;” American Novelist, 1970-

“Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.” Gary Snyder, American Poet, 1930-

“One never reaches home,’ she said. ‘But where paths that have an affinity for each other intersect, the whole world looks like home, for a time.”  Hermann Hesse, “Demian.”  German Poet, Novelist, Painter.  1877-1962

“What is home? My favorite definition is “a safe place,” a place where one is free from attack, a place where one experiences secure relationships and affirmation. It’s a place where people share and understand each other. Its relationships are nurturing. The people in it do not need to be perfect; instead, they need to be honest, loving, supportive, recognizing a common humanity that makes all of us vulnerable.”  Gladys Hunt, “Honey for a Child’s Heart: The Imaginative Use of Books in Family Life.”  Writer. 1926-

“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, “The Speckled People: A Memoir of a Half-Irish Childhood.”  Irish Writer.  1953-