House and Home Quotations

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A great composer once called music an “interior adventure.” This, for me, defines what the word home means: an interior adventure; the place where we first cultivate our secret gardens – under the staircase, amid the trees in the backyard, in the treasures of our own room.
– Author Unknown –

A house without a mortgage… probably isn’t yours.
– Author Unknown –

And they say once you leave you can’t go home.
Well now, I disagree, though at times I might be a rolling stone.
But there’s something so special about the places you know.
Oh, there’s no place like home.
– Colleen Peterson, Work of the Heart, Quartette –

Garage Sale: A technique for distributing all the junk in your garage among all the other garages in the neighborhood.
– Author Unknown –

Husbands choosing paint colors must have a note from their wives.
– Sign in a Paint Store –

Home is a place you grow up wanting to leave, and grow old wanting to get back to.
– John Ed Pearce –

Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in.
– Robert Frost –

Home Renovator’s Serenity Prayer: Higher Power (internet, Home Depot, library, family) – Grant me the courage (balls) to fix the things I can, the humility to call in the pros when I’m in over my head, and the wisdom to know the difference.
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Homesick is the worst kind of sick.
– Cynthia Copeland Lewis’ Really Important Stuff My Kids have Taught Me –

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 –

If God had wanted us to spend all our time fretting about the problems of home ownership, He would never have created beer. This is not to say that I am recommending that you totally ignore your responsibilities as a homeowner and just sit around all day with a can of beer in your hand. No indeed, I have long been a believer in purchasing bottled beer, and pouring it into a chilled glass.
– Dave Barry –

I noticed the ‘For Sale By Owner’ sign in your yard. I too like to live dangerously.
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Ladies – if a man says he will fix it, he will. There is no need to remind him about it every 6 months.
– Author Unknown –

Maintenance free means when it breaks, it cannot be fixed.
– Author Unknown –

My friend just got home from a business trip. Her family greeted her at the airport with a big sign: “Welcome home from prison, Mom!”
– Author Unknown –

OK. So this isn’t exactly home sweet home. Adjust.
– Author Unknown –

One does not simply go to Home Depot once…
– Author Unknown –

People are living longer than ever before, a phenomenon undoubtedly made necessary by the 30-year mortgage.
– Doug Larson –

People say ‘go big or go home’ as if going home is a bad thing? Hell yeah, I wanna go home, and I’m gonna take a nap when I get there.
-Author Unknown –

The fellow who owns his own home is always just coming out of a hardware store.
– Frank McKinney Hubbard, Readers Digest, February 1956 –

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 –

…the truth is that the home is the only place of liberty, the only spot on earth where a man can alter arrangements suddenly, make an experiment on indulging in a whim. The home is not the one tame place in a world of adventure; it is the one wild place in a world of rules and set tasks.
– G.K. Chesterton –

The two greatest problems with living in the country, I have often thought, are getting water into the house and getting water out of the house.
– Wayne Grady, Harrowsmith –

When I am an Old Man…I’ll fix broken stuff however I want to. (By the time they reach 45, most men feel they have either performed enough household repairs or watched enough Bob Vila to fix or build just about anything without benefit of instructions. Consequently, 87% of all printed instructions reach the wastebasket without ever being read.
– Tony Dierckens; Tim Nyberg, When i am an Old Man I’ll Wear Mixed Plaids –

We repair what your husband fixed.
– Handyman Slogan –

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