This line has been said over and over again, yet to me seems somewhat moronic. In essence it simply means home is wherever you feel loved, comfortable, surrounded by friends and family. It's easy to see how this line gets passed around and recycled over the years, its generic and fits the mold as to define home quite easily. Yet, at
This is the case with George and Lennie, rather that accept their lives the way they are, hard and laborious passing from one ranch to the other, they share a dream of an ideal home where both their wants and needs are fulfilled completely. Lennie has his rabbits, George is finally his own man making decisions for himself, and even Candy joins in along the way with his dreaming of finally living without worry of being replaced. This idea, this home, although not a physical being serves as a vessel for George, Lennie, and Candy. It offers them hope, offers them a glimpse of the happiness that they have been working their lives away to obtain. The idea of home in the novel Of Mice and Men is not on a physical plane, but invokes an emotional resonation within the characters to do whatever it takes to finally make it home.