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Few tasks are more like the torture of Sisyphus than housework, with its endless repetition: the clean becomes soiled, the soiled is made clean, over and over, day after day.

The Second Sex
Where a man feels at home, outside of where he�s born, is where he�s meant to go.

Green Hills of Africa
It is not necessarily at home that we best encounter our true selves. The furniture insists that we cannot change because it does not; the domestic setting keeps us tethered to the person we are in ordinary life, who may not be who we essentially are.

The Art of Travel
What we call a home is merely any place that succeeds in making more consistenly available to us the important truths which the wider world ignores, or which our distracted and irresolute selves have trouble holding onto.

The Architecture of Happiness
Our homes do not have to offer us permanent occupancy or store our clothes to merit the name. To speak of home in relation to a building is simply to recognise its harmony with our own prized internal song. Home can be an airport or a library, a garden or a motorway diner.

The Architecture of Happiness
A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation for your life.
The lust for comfort, that stealthy thing that enters the house a guest, and then becomes a host, and then a master
Where there is a mother in the home, matters go well
A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body
There is no place more delightful than one's own fireside
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