„…this great grey pile of stone has been a house, never a home. It takes a woman's hand and heart, or a child's presence to make a home…“
— Eleanor H. Porter American novelist 1868 - 1920
Works, Pollyanna (1913), John Pendleton
„It takes three things to make it in this business: the tenacity of a bulldog, the hide of a rhinoceros and a good home to come home to.“
— Stella Adler American actress and teaching coach 1901 - 1992
Quoted in "The Advocate", 2 Feb 1999, p. 44
„Books, for me, are a home. Books don’t make a home – they are one, in the sense that just as you do with a door, you open a book, and you go inside. Inside there is a different kind of time and a different kind of space.“
— Jeanette Winterson, Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?
— Martin Luther seminal figure in Protestant Reformation 1483 - 1546
„The only influences in [the painting 'The sick Child', Munch painted in his elderly home, remembering very accurate the last days of his dying little sister Sophie] 'The sick Child'.... were the ones that come from my home.... my childhood and my home. Only someone who knew the conditions at home could possibly understand why there can be no conceivable chance of any other place having played a part – my home is to my art as a midwife is to her children.... few painters have ever experienced the full grief of their subject as I did in 'The sick child.“
— Edvard Munch Norwegian painter and printmaker 1863 - 1944
after 1930, It was not just I who was suffering; it was all my nearest and dearest as well. Edvard Munch talks to Jens Tiis, c. 1933, Munch Museum; as quoted in Edvard Much – behind the scream, Sue Prideaux; Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 2007, pp. 85-86
— William James American philosopher, psychologist, and pragmatist 1842 - 1910
1900s, Context: Reduced to their most pregnant difference, empiricism means the habit of explaining wholes by parts, and rationalism means the habit of explaining parts by wholes. Rationalism thus preserves affinities with monism, since wholeness goes with union, while empiricism inclines to pluralistic views. No philosophy can ever be anything but a summary sketch, a picture of the world in abridgment, a foreshortened bird's-eye view of the perspective of events. And the first thing to notice is this, that the only material we have at our disposal for making a picture of the whole world is supplied by the various portions of that world of which we have already had experience. We can invent no new forms of conception, applicable to the whole exclusively, and not suggested originally by the parts. All philosophers, accordingly, have conceived of the whole world after the analogy of some particular feature of it which has particularly captivated their attention. Thus, the theists take their cue from manufacture, the pantheists from growth. For one man, the world is like a thought or a grammatical sentence in which a thought is expressed. For such a philosopher, the whole must logically be prior to the parts; for letters would never have been invented without syllables to spell, or syllables without words to utter. Another man, struck by the disconnectedness and mutual accidentality of so many of the world's details, takes the universe as a whole to have been such a disconnectedness originally, and supposes order to have been superinduced upon it in the second instance, possibly by attrition and the gradual wearing away by internal friction of portions that originally interfered. Another will conceive the order as only a statistical appearance, and the universe will be for him like a vast grab-bag with black and white balls in it, of which we guess the quantities only probably, by the frequency with which we experience their egress. For another, again, there is no really inherent order, but it is we who project order into the world by selecting objects and tracing relations so as to gratify our intellectual interests. We carve out order by leaving the disorderly parts out; and the world is conceived thus after the analogy of a forest or a block of marble from which parks or statues may be produced by eliminating irrelevant trees or chips of stone. Some thinkers follow suggestions from human life, and treat the universe as if it were essentially a place in which ideals are realized. Others are more struck by its lower features, and for them, brute necessities express its character better. All follow one analogy or another; and all the analogies are with some one or other of the universe's subdivisions. Every one is nevertheless prone to claim that his conclusions are the only logical ones, that they are necessities of universal reason, they being all the while, at bottom, accidents more or less of personal vision which had far better be avowed as such; for one man's vision may be much more valuable than another's, and our visions are usually not only our most interesting but our most respectable contributions to the world in which we play our part. What was reason given to men for, said some eighteenth century writer, except to enable them to find reasons for what they want to think and do?—and I think the history of philosophy largely bears him out, "The aim of knowledge," says Hegel, "is to divest the objective world of its strangeness, and to make us more at home in it." Different men find their minds more at home in very different fragments of the world. A Pluralistic Universe (1909) http://www.gutenberg.org/files/11984/11984-8.txt, Lecture I
„Anacharsis coming to Athens, knocked at Solon's door, and told him that he, being a stranger, was come to be his guest, and contract a friendship with him; and Solon replying, "It is better to make friends at home," Anacharsis replied, "Then you that are at home make friendship with me."“
— Plutarch ancient Greek historian and philosopher 46 - 127
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919), Life of Solon
„However painful the process of leaving home, for parents and for children, the really frightening thing for both would be the prospect of the child never leaving home.“
— Robert N. Bellah American sociologist 1927 - 2013
Habits of the Heart, pt. 1, ch. 3 (1985)
„But our home's been nothing but a playpen. I've been your doll-wife here, just as at home I was Papa's doll-child.“
— Henrik Ibsen Norwegian playwright, theatre director, and poet 1828 - 1906
A Doll's House (1879), Context: But our home's been nothing but a playpen. I've been your doll-wife here, just as at home I was Papa's doll-child. And in turn the children have been my dolls. I thought it fun when you played with me, just as they thought it fun when I played with them. That's been our marriage, Torvald. Nora Helmer, Act III Variant translation: Our home has been nothing but a playroom. I have been your doll-wife, just as at home I was papa's doll-child; and here the children have been my dolls. I thought it great fun when you played with me, just as they thought it great fun when I played with them. That is what our marriage has been, Torvald.
„Coming up close
Everything sounds like welcome home.
Come home and oh, by the way,
Don't you know that I could make a dream that's barely half-awake come true?
I wanted to say — but anything I could have said I felt somehow that you already knew.“
— Aimee Mann American indie rock singer-songwriter (born 1960) 1960
Song lyrics, Welcome Home (1986), "Coming up Close"
„Far away I've travelled
To stand once more alone.
And hear my memories echo
Through these hills that I call home.
As a child I roamed this valley,
I watched the seasons come and go.
I spent many hours dreaming
On these hills that I call home.“
— Iris DeMent American singer and songwriter 1961
Song lyrics, Infamous Angel (1992), These Hills
— Ian Paisley Politician and former church minister 1926 - 2014
After been forcibly carried out from the Assembly building by police(1986)http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/june/24/newsid_2519000/2519077.stm
„Long, long journey
through the darkness,
long, long way to go;
but what are miles
across the ocean
to the heart that's coming home?“
— Enya Irish singer, songwriter, and musician 1961
Song lyrics, Amarantine (2005)
„Despotic governments can stand 'moral force' till the cows come home; what they fear is physical force.“
— George Orwell English author and journalist 1903 - 1950