Forbes India 15th Anniversary Special

Thoughts on homes

Published: Apr 30, 2016 06:59:20 AM IST
Updated: Apr 25, 2016 11:41:36 PM IST
Thoughts on homes
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It’s easy to underestimate the real cost of home ownership.
—Suze Orman

A good home must be made, not bought.
—Joyce Maynard

Decorate your home. It gives the illusion that your life is more interesting than it really is.
—Charles M Schulz

Home life is no more natural to us than a cage is natural to a cockatoo.  
—George Bernard Shaw

Home wasn’t built in a day. 
—Jane Sherwood Ace

Home is, I suppose just a child’s idea. A house at night, and a lamp in the house. A place to feel safe.  
—VS Naipaul

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

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 is where you can say anything you please, because nobody pays any attention to you anyway.
—Joe Moore

The best time to buy a home is always five years ago.
—Ray Brown

The three most important factors in buying a home are, location, location, location!

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

The fellow that owns his own home is always just coming out of a hardware store.   
—Frank McKinney Hubbard

Home is any four walls that enclose the right person.
—Helen Rowland

“We shape our dwellings, and afterwards, our dwellings shape us.”
—Sir Winston Churchill

(This story appears in the 13 May, 2016 issue of Forbes India. To visit our Archives, click here.)

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