100 Best Missing Home Quotes

Looking for missing home quotes? We created a list featuring the best quotes about missing home so that you can find the words to describe your feelings and thoughts.

Whether you’re creating a travel video, searching for inspiring captions about being away from home, or simply looking for ideas – you’re in the right place.

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How To Use And Display Missing Home Quotes

Quotes about missing home can be used and displayed everywhere. Here are some examples of ways you can use them:

  • Instagram or image caption
  • Video caption
  • Home decoration
  • Mobile background
  • Tattoo
  • Sticker
  • Journal
  • Diary
  • Planner

That said, if you are missing home badly, you may want to try motivational quotes instead so that you can feel motivated and optimistic.

Many expats and travelers love to display inspiring quotes in frames, doormats, pillows, or blankets. That said, you can find plenty of inspiring ideas on websites like Etsy.


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Best Quotes About Missing Home

Without further ado, let’s take a look at the best quotes about missing home.

  1. There’s no place like home. And I do miss my home – Malala Yousafzai
  2. Home is a place you grow up wanting to leave, and grow old wanting to get back to. – John Ed Pearce
  3. There’s no shame in feeling homesick. It means you come from a happy home. – Mrs Hughes, Downton Abbey
  4. We are homesick for places, we are reminded of places, it is the sounds and smells and sights of places which haunt us and against which we often measure our present. – Alan Gussow
  5. Our homes should inspire us to go out into the world and do great things, and the welcome us back for refreshment. – Melissa Michaels
  6. We share our dwellings, and afterward our dwellings shape us. – Winston Churchill
  7. Home is where you leave everything you love, and never question that it will be there when you return. – Leo Christopher
  8. I am homesick for a place I am not sure even exists. One where my heart is full. My body loved it. And my soul understood. – Melissa Cox
  9. We are homesick for the places we have never known. – Carson McCullers
  10. I long, as does every human being, to be at home wherever I find myself. – Maya Angelou
  11. Maybe you had to leave in order to really miss a place; maybe you had to travel to figure out how beloved your starting point was. –  Jodi Picoult
  12. Home is where love resides, memories are created, friends and family belong, and laughter never ends. – Unknown
  13. Home is where the heart is. – Pliny the Elder
  14. Home, the spot of earth supremely blest, a dearer, sweeter spot than all the rest. – Robert Montgomery
  15. I never realize how much I like being home, until I’ve been somewhere really different for a while. – Unknown
  16. It’s a funny thing coming home. Nothing changes. Everything looks the same, feels the same, even smells the same. You realized what’s changed is you. – F. Scott Fitzgerald
  17. Home is where one starts from. – T. S. Eliot
  18. Daydreaming is what you do when you’re away from home. You dream of the day when you’ll be home. – Unknown
  19. We don’t feel homesick, we just miss home, because it’s not a sickness, it’s a state of mind. – Dikshita Sarma
  20. Where we love is home, Home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts. – Oliver Wendell Holmes
  21. There is nothing like home, that’s why we miss it. – Unknown
  22. If you go anywhere, even paradise, you will miss home. – Malala Yousafzai
  23. The magic thing about home is that it feels good to leave, and it feels even better to come back. – Wendy Wunder
  24. Home is the nicest word there is. – Laura Ingalls Wilder
  25. We can’t really appreciate home until we leave it. – Unknown
  26. There is a magic in that little world, home; it is a mystic circle that surrounds comforts and virtues never known beyond its hallowed limits. – Robert Southey
  27. Only hate the road when you’re missing home. – Passenger
  28. I always wanted to travel, but now that I am, all I want is to go home. – Rehan Khan
  29. Nothing is better than going home to family and eating good food and relaxing. – Irina Shayk
  30. The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go and not be questioned. – Maya Angelou
  31. Every traveller has a home of his own, and he learns to appreciate it the more from his wandering. – Charles Dickens
  32. I have been wandering for long. I have been drifting for long. Missing home. – Avijeet Das
  33. If you know you’re going home, the journey is never too hard. – Angela Wood
  34. I suspected, however, that I wasn’t homesick for anything I would find at home when I returned. The longing was for what I wouldn’t find: The past, and all the people and places that were lost to me. – Alice Steinbach
  35. Home is a name, a word, it is a strong one. – Charles Dickens
  36. The light is what guides you home, the warmth is what keeps you there. – Ellie Rodriguez
  37. Home is the place, where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in. – Robert Frost
  38. One never reaches home, but wherever friendly paths intersect the whole world looks like home for a time. – Hermann Hesse
  39. Homesickness hits hardest in the middle of a crowd, in a large, alien city. – Cristos Tsiolkas
  40. How lucky am I to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard. – Winnie the Pooh
  41. You can never go home again, but the truth is you can never leave home, so it’s all right. – Maya Angelou
  42. I had spent my whole life feeling homesick. The only difference between the two of us was that I didn’t know what or where home was. – Marian Keyes
  43. I’m homesick all the time. I miss my animals. I miss my family. I miss my friends. – Brittany Howard
  44. I feel a sudden wave of homesickness, but not the kind that makes you sad. The kind that reminds you of who you are and where you come from. – Emily Giffin
  45. How phenomenal we, humans, are – the further we are from our beloved home, the stronger our connection becomes. – Tamuna Tsertsvadze
  46. Homesickness is nothing. Fifty percent of the people in the world are homesick all the time. – John Cheever
  47. Everybody that went away suffered a broken heart. “I’m coming back some day,” they all wrote. But never did. The old life was too small to fit anymore. – Annie Proulx
  48. Most of the people are homesick anyway, and a little lonely, and they hide themselves in their hair and are turned into flowers. – Tove Jansson
  49. Homesickness is not always a vague, nostalgic, almost beautiful emotion, although that is somehow that way we always seem to picture it in our mind. It can be a terrible keen blade…It can change the way one looks at the world. – Stephen King 
  50. Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving. – Terry Pratchett 
  51. When you feel homesick,’ he said, just look up. Because the moon is the same wherever you go. – Donna Tartt
  52. I’m craving a great adventure-  one that leads me back home. – Donna Lynn Hope
  53. You will find yourself wanting to leave and go home at the same time, and there is nothing you can do about this. – Charlotte Eriksson
  54. I take a deep breath, at home and homesick all at the same time. – Holly Black
  55. I’d heard of homesickness, but I hadn’t known that one could experience it prior to actually leaving a place. – Daniel Thorman
  56. Home, he murmured. It’s always the hardest to leave. …because it gives you the biggest punch in the gut as you’re on your way off. All the memories come flooding in… and you’re left with a feeling of emptiness. You’re homesick before you’re even gone. – Zechariah Barrett
  57. When you are away too long you get homesick, and when you are there too long you are sick of home. – Tishani Doshi
  58. It’s funny. When you leave your home and wander really far, you always think, ‘I want to go home.’ But then you come home, and of course it’s not the same. You can’t live with it, you can’t live away from it. And it seems like from then on there’s always this yearning for some place that doesn’t exist. I felt that. Still do. I’m never completely at home anywhere. – Danzy Senna
  59. Though I longed for my home, I realized that she had been instilled within me. – Unknown
  60. There are many sadnesses in the hearts of men who are far away from their countries. – Alexander McCall Smith
  61. It’s all about that cosy, homey feeling, the one you leave behind when you travel across the world. – Danielle Esplin
  62. We leave something of ourselves behind when we leave a place, we stay there, even though we go away. And there are things in us that we can find again only by going back there. – Pascal Mercier
  63. Home 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
  64. Home is a shelter from storms-all sorts of storms. – William J. Bennett
  65. How often have I lain beneath rain on a strange roof, thinking of home. –  William C. Faulkner
  66. If I ever go looking for my heart’s desire again, I won’t look any further than my own back yard. Because if it isn’t there, I never really lost it to begin with. – Noel Langley
  67. A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it. – George Augustus Moore
  68. You can go other places, all right – you can live on the other side of the world, but you can’t ever leave home. – Sue Monk Kidd
  69. I think what you notice most when you haven’t been home in a while is how much the trees have grown around your memories. – Mitch Albom
  70. The important thing about having lots of things to remember is that you’ve got to go somewhere afterwards where you can remember them, you see? You’ve got to stop. You haven’t really been anywhere until you’ve got back home. – Terry Pratchett
  71. Travel does not exist without home….If we never return to the place we started, we would just be wandering, lost. Home is a reflecting surface, a place to measure our growth and enrich us after being infused with the outside world. – Josh Gates
  72. Maybe that’s the best part of going away for a vacation – coming home again. – Madeleine L’Engle
  73. Do you remember the Shire, Mr. Frodo? It’ll be spring soon. And the orchards will be in blossom. And the birds will be nesting in the hazel thicket. And they’ll be sowing the summer barley in the lower fields… and eating the first of the strawberries with cream. Do you remember the taste of strawberries? – J.R.R. Tolkien
  74. Man wanted a home, a place for warmth, or comfort, first of physical warmth, then the warmth of the affections. – Henry David Thoreau
  75. I knew then that I wanted to go home, but I had no home to go to-and that is what adventures are all about. – Trina Schart Hyman
  76. My father says you remember the smell of your country no matter where you are but only recognize it when you’re far away. – Aglaja Veteranyi
  77. Home. That wonderful place I was lucky enough to revisit no matter how short a time, finally realizing it’s not relegated to just one single place, its wherever you make it. –  Alyson Noel
  78. After you leave home, you may find yourself feeling homesick, even if you have a new home that has nicer wallpaper and a more efficient dishwasher than the home in which you grew up. – Lemony Snicket
  79. Home is not where you are born; home is where all your attempts to escape cease. – Naguib Wahfour
  80. When people hear good music, it makes them homesick for something they never had, and never will have. – E.W.Howe
  81. Coming back to your native land after an absence of many years is a surprisingly unsettling business, a little like waking from a long coma. – Bill Bryson
  82. Being away from home is most difficult on the weekends, and on Tuesdays through Fridays…and on Mondays. – Unknown
  83. Perhaps the ache of homesickness was a fair price to pay for having so many good people in her life. – Becky Chambers
  84. Home sweet home. This is the place to find happiness. If one doesn’t find it here, one doesn’t find it anywhere – Mr. K. Soni
  85. Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home. – Edith Sitwell
  86. I suppose everybody must be always just a little homesick. – Joseph Conrad
  87. Nobody has seen the trekking birds take their way towards such warmer spheres as do not exist, or rivers break their course through rocks and plains to run into an ocean which is not to be found. For God does not create a longing or a hope without having a fulfilling reality ready for them. But our longing is our pledge, and blessed are the homesick, for they shall come home. – Isak Dinesen
  88. Homesickness is a sickness of the heart, not of the mind. It is deeply subjective and belongs, inarguably, to the sufferer alone. – Kate Mulgrew
  89. What was home, really? Just a place to lay your head. No. It was so much more than that. It was a place where a person belonged. Where a fellow would be missed. It was a part of a man. Something that couldn’t be sold or taken for granted. – Suzanne Woods
  90. Home is not where you have to go but where you want to go; nor is it a place where you are sullenly admitted, but rather where you are welcomed – by the people, the walls, the tiles on the floor, the followers beside the door, the play of life, the very grass. – Scott Russell Sanders
  91. If your life’s at a juncture and you need to think about things, there’s nowhere better than home. However old you are. – Sophie Kinsella
  92. ….and I’ll know that this is what you live for – to hear someone say. “Let’s go home,” to hear someone you love call your name. – Leah Stewart
  93. Human feelings are queer things. I am much happier black-leading the stove’s, making the beds and sweeping the floors at home, than I should be living like a fine lady anywhere else. – Charlotte Brontë
  94. The first sure symptom of a mind in health Is rest of heart and pleasure felt at home. – Edward Young
  95. It is a great comfort to a rambling people to know that somewhere there is a permanent home. Perhaps it is the most final of the comforts they ever really know. – Ben Robertson
  96. He feels safer just knowing that even if he’s away there is a home waiting for him to return. – Gabriel Bá
  97. And when you are kept from your home, no matter where you are, you are in a cage. – Shane Arbuthnott
  98. Traveling is all very well if you can get home at night. I would be willing to go around the world if I could be back in time to light the candles and set the table for dinner. – Gladys Taber
  99. You can’t run away from home. It’s not home if you want to run away from it. – Michele Jaffe
  100. While many explorers like to endure hardship by traveling to remote inhospitable parts of the world, I prefer to explore from the comfort of my own home. – Steven Magee

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