home is where you hang your hat

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home is where you hang your hat

  1. Rather than feeling nostalgic or sentimental, one should simply accept any place where one happens to reside as one's home.
    • 1948, Ruth L. Yorck, "D.P.—Short for Sorry," Twice a Year: A Semi-annual Journal of Literature, the Arts, and Civil Liberties, 10th anniversary issue, p. 163:
      One place is like the other let's say
      Home is where you hang your hat.
    • 2007, Leisha Chen-Young, "Sandals' Armando Pizzuti is . . . Never Satisfied," Jamaica Observer, 27 May (retrieved 4 Jan. 2009):
      "Did I ever think that Jamaica would be my home? Never," he says, "but I have been living as a foreigner in someone else's country for most of my life," he says, "and I guess it is true that home is where you hang your hat."