It’s easy to underestimate the real cost of home ownership.
A good home must be made, not bought.
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.
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.
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.
Home is where you can say anything you please, because nobody pays any attention to you anyway.
The best time to buy a home is always five years ago.
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.
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.
“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.)