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Robert Frost – Home is the place

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Robert FrostHome is the place where, when you have to go there, They have to take you in.

Robert Frost  

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Robin Hobb – Home is people, not a place

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Robin HobbHome is people. Not a place. If you go back there after the people are gone, then all you can see is what is not there any more.

Robin Hobb  

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Amelia Earhart – The more one does and sees

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Amelia EarhartThe more one does and sees and feels, the more one is able to do, and the more genuine may be one’s appreciation of fundamental things like home, and love, and understanding companionship.

Amelia Earhart  

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Charles Dickens – Every traveler has a home

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Charles DickensEvery traveler has a home of his own, and he learns to appreciate it the more from his wandering.

Charles Dickens   (1812-1870)

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Elaine Brody – Functioning of the aged person

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The aging person’s functioning, impaired though it may be, cannot be preserved or improved if he is assigned the role of full-time professional patient. His person and dress, the room in which he lives, the opportunity for privacy, the rhythm of his daily life.. .should convey the fact that the institution is his home, and should permit expression of his personal life style.

Elaine Brody  

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Edward Abbey – This is the most beautiful place on Earth

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Edward AbbeyThis is the most beautiful place on earth. There are many such places. Every man, every woman, carries in heart and mind the image of the ideal place, the right place, the one true home, known or unknown, actual or visionary.

A houseboat in Kashmir, a view down Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn, a gray gothic farmhouse two stories high at the end of a red dog road in the Allegheny Mountains, a cabin on the shore of a blue lake in spruce and fir country, a greasy alley near the Hoboken waterfront, or even, possibly, for those of a less demanding sensibility, the world to be seen from a comfortable apartment high in the tender, velvety smog of Manhattan, Chicago, Paris, Tokyo, Rio, or Rome — there’s no limit to the human capacity for the homing sentiment.

Edward Abbey   (1927-1989)

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Jean Cocteau – I love cats because. . .

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I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little, they become its visible soul.

Jean Cocteau  

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Ralph Waldo Emerson – Not much an advocate for traveling

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Ralph Waldo EmersonI am not much an advocate for traveling, and I observe that men run away to other countries because they are not good in their own, and run back to their own because they pass for nothing in the new places. For the most part, only the light characters travel. Who are you that have no task to keep you at home? I have been quoted as saying captious things about travel; but I mean to do justice. …. He that does not fill a place at home, cannot abroad. He only goes there to hide his insignificance in a larger crowd.

Ralph Waldo Emerson   (1803-1882)

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