It is my house…

”Convince a man that he has only this life and he will do what most of us do about the houses we live in. They may not be the most desirable houses we can imagine, we may wish they were larger, more beautiful, newer, older – but we accept that this is the house we have to live in now, and we do our best to make it habitable. I am not a temporary tenant, a causal lodger in my present life. It is my house, and the only one I shall ever own. I have only this.”

Ur The Aristos av John Fowles