Longing For Home Quotes

Longing For Home Quotes by Hermann Hesse, C. S. Lewis, Andrew Lam, Madeleine L’Engle, Denise Linn, Sela Ward and many others.

A tree has something to say to us: Be still! Be still!

A tree has something to say to us: Be still! Be still! Look at me!… Home is within you, or home is nowhere at all.
Hermann Hesse
When we are stricken and cannot bear our lives any longer, then a tree has something to say to us: Be still! Be still! Look at me! Life is not easy, life is not difficult. Those are childish thoughts. . . . Home is neither here nor there. Home is within you, or home is nowhere at all.
Hermann Hesse
The sweetest thing in all my life has been the longing — to reach the Mountain, to find the place where all the beauty came from — my country, the place where I ought to have been born. Do you think it all meant nothing, all the longing? The longing for home? For indeed it now feels not like going, but like going back.
C. S. Lewis
That experience of losing home, longing for home, that yearning for meaning and rootedness and identity in a floating world, it’s what often makes an immigrant story into an American story .
Andrew Lam
We are all strangers in a strange land, longing for home, but not quite knowing what or where home is. We glimpse it sometimes in our dreams, or as we turn a corner, and suddenly there is a strange, sweet familiarity that vanishes almost as soon as it comes…
Madeleine L’Engle
A longing to wander tears my heart when I hear trees rustling in the wind at evening…
Hermann Hesse
Deep within each of us is a longing for home. We yearn for a place of comfort where we can be ourselves, where we can realize our dreams.
Denise Linn
And so much of my life has been about returning home and longing for home, wanting my children to know about my roots. And I thought I can’t be the only one to feel this way so I thought it would be an interesting topic to explore.
Sela Ward
For me, trees have always been the most penetrating preachers. I revere them when they live in tribes and families, in forests and groves.
Hermann Hesse
Every path leads homeward, every step is birth, every step is death, every grave is mother.
Hermann Hesse
She found herself longing for home-not just for the hotel but for New York and all the real novels that she could lose herself in there.
Anna Godbersen
When we have learned how to listen to trees, then the brevity and the quickness and the childlike hastiness of our thoughts achieve an incomparable joy. Whoever has learned how to listen to trees no longer wants to be a tree. He wants to be nothing except what he is. That is home. That is happiness.
Hermann Hesse
A tree says:
My strength is trust.
I know nothing about my fathers, I know nothing about the thousand children that every year spring out of me.
I live out the secret of my seed to the very end, and I care for nothing else.
I trust that God is in me.
I trust that my labor is holy. Out of this trust I live.
Hermann Hesse
Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth. They do not preach learning and precepts, they preach, undeterred by particulars, the ancient law of life.
Hermann Hesse
All language is a longing for home.