470 Best [Family Quotes] And Saying to improve your family Relationship

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Many men can make a fortune but very few can build a family. J.S. Bryan

The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence. Denis Waitley

There is no doubt that it is around the family and the home that all the greatest virtues, the most dominating virtues of human, are created, strengthened and maintained. Winston Churchill

If we are peaceful, if we are happy, we can smile, and everyone in our family, our entire society, will benefit from our peace. Thich Nhat Hanh

The greatest legacy one can pass on to one’s children and grandchildren is not money or other material things accumulated in one’s life, but rather a legacy of character and faith. Billy Graham

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Your greatest contribution may not be something you do but someone you raise. Unknown

The only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works, is the family. Lee Iacocca

I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.

All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.

Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.

One can never have enough socks," said Dumbledore. "Another Christmas has come and gone and I didn't get a single pair. People will insist on giving me books.

The capacity for friendship is God's way of apologizing for our families.

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Youth can not know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young.

Families are messy. Immortal families are eternally messy. Sometimes the best we can do is to remind each other that we're related for better or for worse...and try to keep the maiming and killing to a minimum.

All parents damage their children. It cannot be helped. Youth, like pristine glass, absorbs the prints of its handlers. Some parents smudge, others crack, a few shatter childhoods completely into jagged little pieces, beyond repair.
When everything goes to hell, the people who stand by you without flinching -- they are your family. 

The homemaker has the ultimate career. All other careers exist for one purpose only - and that is to support the ultimate career. 

My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. She's ninety-seven now, and we don't know where the heck she is.

After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one's own relations.

I know all those words, but that sentence makes no sense to me.

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Parents are like God because you wanna know they're out there, and you want them to think well of you, but you really only call when you need something.

That's what people do who love you. They put their arms around you and love you when you're not so lovable.

One day you will do things for me that you hate. That is what it means to be family.

My dear young cousin, if there's one thing I've learned over the eons, it's that you can't give up on your family, no matter how tempting they make it.

I have learned that to be with those I like is enough

You must remember, family is often born of blood, but it doesn't depend on blood. Nor is it exclusive of friendship. Family members can be your best friends, you know. And best friends, whether or not they are related to you, can be your family.

I may not always be with you But when we're far apartRemember you will be with meRight inside my heart.

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Parents were the only ones obligated to love you; from the rest of the world you had to earn it.

If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.

Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.

I don't care about whose DNA has recombined with whose. When everything goes to hell, the people who stand by you without flinching--they are your family.

A brother may not be a friend, but a friend will always be a brother.

A father's a treasure; a brother's a comfort; a friend is both. 

Be it ever so humble there's no place like home. 

Children are a poor man's riches. 

Children have more need of models than critics.     

Give an extra piece of cake to a stepchild.

Home is where the heart is.

When your mother asks, "Do you want a piece of advice?" it's a mere formality. It doesn't matter if you answer yes or no. You're going to get it anyway.

The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life. Rarely do members of one family grow up under the same roof.

That sounds terrific, thought Cary, just you, your comatose wife your shell-shocked son, and your daughter who hates your guts. Not to mention that your two kids may be in love with each other. Yeah, that sounds like a perfect family reunion.

Home is people. Not a place. If you go back there after the people are gone, then all you can see is what is not there any more.

Nothing like watching your relatives fight, I always say.

As mothers and daughters, we are connected with one another. My mother is the bones of my spine, keeping me straight and true. She is my blood, making sure it runs rich and strong. She is the beating of my heart. I cannot now imagine a life without her.

I sustain myself with the love of family.

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Your children are the greatest gift God will give to you, and their souls the heaviest responsibility He will place in your hands. Take time with them, teach them to have faith in God. Be a person in whom they can have faith. When you are old, nothing else you've done will have mattered as much.

You can measure the happiness of a marriage by the number of scars that each partner carries on their tongues, earned from years of biting back angry words.

Then I discovered that being related is no guarantee of love!

I also believe that parents, if they love you, will hold you up safely, above their swirling waters, and sometimes that means you'll never know what they endured, and you may treat them unkindly, in a way you otherwise wouldn't.

There comes a time in your life when you have to choose to turn the page, write another book or simply close it.

A dog reflects the family life. Whoever saw a frisky dog in a gloomy family, or a sad dog in a happy one? Snarling people have snarling dogs, dangerous people have dangerous ones.

I love you enough to never make you choose.

You can kiss your family and friends good-bye and put miles between you, but at the same time you carry them with you in your heart, your mind, your stomach, because you do not just live in a world but a world lives in you.

Home isn't where you're from, it's where you find light when all grows dark.

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Being a detective isn't all about torture and murder and monsters. Sometimes it gets truly unpleasant...The fate of the world may depend on whether or not you can bring yourself to visit your relatives.

Friends are God's way of apologizing for your family.

Family isn’t something that’s supposed to be static, or set. People marry in, divorce out. They’re born, they die. It’s always evolving, turning into something else.

This is part of what a family is about, not just love. It's knowing that your family will be there watching out for you. Nothing else will give you that. Not money. Not fame. Not work.

Let us make one point, that we meet each other with a smile, when it is difficult to smile. Smile at each other, make time for each other in your family.

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Strangers are just family you have yet to come to know.

A daughter without her mother is a woman broken. It is a loss that turns to arthritis and settles deep into her bones. 

This was the trouble with families. Like invidious doctors, they knew just where it hurt.

The real loneliness is living among all these kind people who only ask one to pretend!

The family is one of nature’s masterpieces. George Santayana

My wife has been my closest friend, my closest advisor. And she’s not somebody who looks to the limelight, or even is wild about me being in politics. And that’s a good reality check on me. When I go home, she wants me to be a good father and a good husband. And everything else is secondary to that. Barack Obama

The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family. Thomas Jefferson

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Poor folks have neither any kindred nor any friends. Italian proverb

What divides us pales in comparison to what unites us. Ted Kennedy

Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life. Albert Einstein

After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations. Oscar Wilde

With all my fans I got a family again. Tupac Shakur

Home is where you are loved the most and act the worst.

Unfortunately, some family members are so psychotic that no matter how hard you try to forge a healthy relationship, nothing will help. Now that you're an adult, take refuge in the fact that some things are beyond your control. You owe it to yourself to steer clear of people who are harmful to your health.

The most confused you will ever get is when you try to convince your heart and spirit of something your mind knows is a lie.

When you loved someone and had to let them go, there will always be that small part of yourself that whispers, "What was it that you wanted and why didn't you fight for it?

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You need to make time for your family no matter what happens in your life

It's very hard to grow up in a perfect family when you're not perfect.

Those whom we most love are often the most alien to us.

Rejection is an opportunity for your selection.

I hadn’t been in proper school in three years. My parents were my two best friends. My third best friend was an author who did not know I existed.

Certain motherfuckers think they can fuck with my shit, but you can't kill the Rooster. You might can fuck him up some times, but, bitch, nobody kills the motherfucking Rooster. You know what I'm saying?

Have you ever noticed how parents can go from the most wonderful people in the world to totally embarrassing in three seconds?

You cannot say 'no' to the people you love, not often. That's the secret. And then when you do, it has to sound like a 'yes'. Or you have to make them say 'no.' You have to take time and trouble.

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I'll love you forever,I'll like you for always, As long as I'm living, my baby you'll be.

You may be as different as the sun and the moon, but the same blood flows through both your hearts. You need her, as she needs you...

A best friend is the only one that walks into your life when the world has walked out.

I think all of us are always five years old in the presence and absence of our parents.

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Family isn't blood. It's the people who love you. The people who have your back.

Sticking with your family is what makes it a family.

Siblings: children of the same parents, each of whom is perfectly normal until they get together.

While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.

If you surround yourself with the good and righteous, they can only raise you up. If you surround yourself with the others, they will drag you down into the doldrums of mediocrity, and they will keep you there, but only as long as you permit it.

Never Let anyone tell you that you can't; show them that you can.

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Like father, like son.   

One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters. 

The apple doesn't fall far from the tree. 

What children say, they have heard at home.

You can do anything with children if only you play with them.

It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons.

We all grow up with the weight of history on us. Our ancestors dwell in the attics of our brains as they do in the spiraling chains of knowledge hidden in every cell of our bodies.

A dysfunctional family is any family with more than one person in it.

The truth is, every son raised by a single mom is pretty much born married. I don't know, but until your mom dies it seems like all the other women in your life can never be more than just your mistress.

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Percy blinked. “So your brother is a winged horse. But you’re also my half brother, which means all the flying horses in the world are my…You know what? Lets’ forget it.

we must take care of our families wherever we find them.

No one's family is normal. Normalcy is a lie invented by advertising agencies to make the rest of us feel inferior.

Traveling in the company of those we love is home in motion.

So, have a little fun. Soon enough you'll be dead and burning in Hell with the rest of your family.

There is no such thing as fun for the whole family.

A father has to be a provider, a teacher, a role model, but most importantly, a distant authority figure who can never be pleased. Otherwise, how will children ever understand the concept of God?

I don't know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.

It is not until much later, as the skin sags and the heart weakens, that children understand; their stories, and all their accomplishments, sit atop the stories of their mothers and fathers, stones upon stones, beneath the waters of their lives.

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There’s nothing that makes you more insane than family. Or more happy. Or more exasperated. Or more . . . secure.

The knowledge that she would never be loved in return acted upon her ideas as a tide acts upon cliffs.

To you who are parents, I say, show love to your children. You know you love them, but make certain they know it as well. They are so precious. Let them know. Call upon our Heavenly Father for help as you care for their needs each day and as you deal with the challenges which inevitably come with parenthood. You need more than your own wisdom in rearing them.

I think part of being a parent is trying to kill your kids.

My mother used to tell me that when push comes to shove, you always know who to turn to. That being a family isn't a social construct but an instinct.

Heaven is comfort, but it's still not living.

The way you help heal the world is you start with your own family.

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The depression belongs to all of us. I think of the family down the road whose mother was having a baby and they went around the neighborhood saying, "We're pregnant." I want to go around the neighborhood saying, "We're depressed." If my mum can't get out of bed in the morning, all of us feel the same. Her silence has become ours, and it's eating us alive.

Your heart’s strength is measured by how hard it holds on. Your self worth and faith is measured by finally letting go. However, your peace is measured by how long you don’t look back.

Home is where your story begins. Unknown

How to Make Family Happy. 

Blood makes you related. Loyalty makes you family. Unknown

Find your tribe. Love them hard. Unknown

When you love what you have, you have everything you need. Unknown

Families are like branches on a tree – we grow in different directions yet our roots remain as one. Unknown

There is no job more important than parenting. This I believe. Ben Carson

Children learn to smile from their parents. Shinichi Suzuki

Home is the nicest word there is. Laura Ingalls Wilder

When I walk, I walk with you. Where I go, you're with me always.

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I'm inspired by the people I meet in my travels--hearing their stories, seeing the hardships they overcome, their fundamental optimism and decency. I'm inspired by the love people have for their children. And I'm inspired by my own children, how full they make my heart. They make me want to work to make the world a little bit better. And they make me want to be a better man.

He’s my brother, my blood. He annoys the hell out of me most of the time, but when it comes right down to it I want to see him graduate from college and have little annoying mini-Alexes and mini-Brittanys running around in the future

Is this what family is like: the feeling that everyone’s connected, that with one piece missing, the whole thing’s broken?

Later, when you're grown up, you realize you never really get to hang out with your family. You pretty much have only eighteen years to spend with them full time, and that's it.

Families break up when they get hints you don't intend and miss hints that you do.

So much of what is best in us is bound up in our love of family, that it remains the measure of our stability because it measures our sense of loyalty.

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With friends, if you keep making an effort to reach out and you keep getting hurt, you eventually stop trying. But it's much harder to give up on family. Somewhere deep down you want it to work so badly that you keep making the same mistake over and over again.

You are born into your family and your family is born into you. No returns. No exchanges.

Don't you dare take the lazy way. It's too easy to excuse yourself because of your ancestry. Don't let me catch you doing it! Now -- look close at me so you will remember. Whatever you do, it will be you who do.

I been with strangers all day and they treated me like family. I come in here to family and you treat me like a stranger.

My dad had limitations. That's what my good-hearted mom always told us. He had limitations, but he meant no harm. It was kind of her to say, but he did do harm.

Mother is a verb. It's something you do. Not just who you are.

Somewhere between love and hate lies confusion, misunderstanding and desperate hope.

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God is the designer of the family.

You're the one who is weak. You will never know love or friendship. And I feel sorry for you.

You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.

An ounce of blood is worth more than a pound of friendship.

What greater thing is there for human souls than to feel that they are joined for life - to be with each other in silent unspeakable memories.

Families are the compass that guides us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights, and our comfort when we occasionally falter. 

Families are messy. Immortal families are eternally messy. Sometimes the best we can do is to remind each other that we're related for better or for worse and try to keep the maiming and killing to a minimum.

Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.

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Home is where you are loved the most and act the worst.

That's what people do who love you. They put their arms around you and love you when you're not so lovable.

Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible -- the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.

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Scrubbing the floor when no one else wanted to was something that my mother would have done. If I can't be with her, the least I can do is act like her sometimes.

Love doesn't make the world go 'round; love is what makes the ride worthwhile.

There is no doubt that it is around the family and the home that all the greatest virtues, the most dominating virtues of human, are created, strengthened and maintained.

A bolt of warmth, fierce with joy and pride and gratitude, flashed through me like sudden lightning. I don’t care about whose DNA has recombined with whose. When everything goes to hell, the people who stand by you without flinching—they are your family. And they were my heroes.

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No one ever died from sleeping in an unmade bed. I have known mothers who remake the bed after their children do it because there is wrinkle in the spread or the blanket is on crooked. This is sick.

The most intriguing people you will encounter in this life are the people who had insights about you, that you didn't know about yourself.

Mother, who has an absolute belief that it is not the cards that one is dealt in life, it is how one plays them, is, by far, the highest card I was dealt.

All families are psychotic. Everybody has basically the same family - it's just reconfigured slightly different from one to the next.

Maybe it's just a daughter's job to piss off her mother.

If a man's character is to be abused, say what you will, there's nobody like a relative to do the business.

Family is not an important thing, it's everything.

Family love is messy, clinging, and of an annoying and repetitive pattern, like bad wallpaper.

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I am a mother and mothers don’t have the luxury of falling apart in front of their children, even when they are afraid, even when their children are adults.

If you didn't feel like your support system was strong enough, then getting yourself out of the situation was the best thing to do

I have given my word that only death will take me from you.

The ill-informed masses included her own family among their ranks, a family that specialized in being both inconvenient and asinine.

He said you were the only one who was bitter about S.'s suicide and the only one who really forgave him for it. The rest of us, he said, were outwardly unbitter and inwardly unforgiving.

Your daughter, your sister. She is salt to the sea,

I can't help detesting my relations. I suppose it comes from the fact that none of us can stand other people having the same faults as ourselves.

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Perhaps the greatest social service that can be rendered by anybody to this country and to mankind is to bring up a family. George Bernard Shaw

Families are the tie that reminds us of yesterday, provide strength and support today, and give us hope for tomorrow. No government, no matter how well-intentioned, or well-managed, can provide what our families provide. Bill Owens

A baby is God’s opinion that the world should go on. Carl Sandburg

Families are the compass that guide us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights, and our comfort when we occasionally falter. Brad Henry

There is no doubt that it is around the family and the home that all the greatest virtues, the most dominating virtues of human society, are created, strengthened and maintained. Winston Churchill

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If you want to see mankind fully, look at a family. Within the family minds become organically one, and for this reason the family is total poetry. Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

But to mourn, that's different. To mourn is to be eaten alive with homesickness for the person.

Writers will happen in the best of families.

You can kiss your family and friends good-bye and put miles between you, but a the same time you carry them with you in your heart, your mind your stomach, because you do not just live in a world but a world lives in you.

That's the best thing about little sisters: They spend so much time wishing they were elder sisters that in the end they're far wiser than the elder ones could ever be.

A brother is like gold and a friend is like diamond. If gold cracks you can melt it and make it just like it was before. If a diamond cracks, it can never be like it was before.

I'm allergic to family occasions. Sometimes I think we'd do better as dandelion seeds-no family, no history, just floating off into the world, each on our own piece of fluff.

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The woman is the home. That's where she used to be, and that's where she still is. You might ask me, What if a man tries to be part of the home -- will the woman let him? I answer yes. Because the he becomes one of the children.

The heart wants what it wants, Dolp. You don't plan on making your life complicated, it just happens,and you don"t do it on purpose, and you don't do it to hurt people who love you. It just turns out that way sometimes.

The shared meal elevates eating from a mechanical process of fueling the body to a ritual of family and community, from the mere animal biology to an act of culture.

When she can't bring me to heal with scolding, she bends me to shape with guilt.

Before you were conceived, I wanted you. Before you were born, I loved you. Before you were an hour, I would die for you. This is the miracle of love.

I am overwhelmed by the grace and persistence of my people.

In truth a family is what you make it. It is made strong, not by number of heads counted at the dinner table, but by the rituals you help family members create, by the memories you share, by the commitment of time, caring, and love you show to one another, and by the hopes for the future you have as individuals and as a unit.

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He'd learned long ago: perfection isn't what families are all about.

A family can be the bane of one's existence. A family can also be most of the meaning of one's existence. I don't know whether my family is bane or meaning, but they have surely gone away and left a large hole in my heart.

I don't think a female running a house is a problem, a broken family. It's perceived as one because of the notion that a head is a man.

They called each other family and that’s what they were—sisters. Many people in the world had family of the heart, kin by choice rather than by blood, and hers had come along in her darkest hour and saved her life.

Having children makes you no more a parent than having a piano makes you a pianist.

The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.

He doesn’t have to love your CD collection. He doesn’t have to love your shoes. But any good, mature guy better make an attempt to love your friends and family—especially when they’re great.

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Hearing him talk about his mother, about his intact family, makes my chest hurt for a second, like someone pierced it with a needle.

Not only had my brother disappeared, but--and bear with me here--a part of my very being had gone with him. Stories about us could, from them on, be told from only one perspective. Memories could be told but not shared.

I do have a point to all this,” she continues. “There are like twenty people in that waiting room right now. Some of them are related to you. Some of them are not. But we’re all your family.” She stops now. Leans over me so that the wisps of her hair tickle my face. She kisses me on the forehead. “You still have a family,” she whispers.

At the end of the day your ability to connect with your readers comes down to how you make them feel.

We no longer have the luxury of spending our energy on anything that does not lead us and our families to Christ.

In two worlds," said Alan quietly, "there is nothing I love half as much as you.

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These people make my family look easy to get along with.

If you live in each other's pockets long enough, you're related.

Just thinking of your laughter gives me courage. . .

He sweeps her hair back from her ears; he swings her above his head. He says she is his émerveillement. He says he will never leave her, not in a million years.

Sometimes it’s heartbreaking to see your siblings as the people they’ve become. Maybe that’s why we all stay away from each other as a matter of course.

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Sadie," he said forlornly, "when you become a parent, you may understand this. One of my hardest jobs as a father, one of my greatest duties, was to realize that my own dreams, my own goals and wishes, are secondary to my children's.

To my mother, I was everything. To my father, nothing at all. To my grandmother, I was a daily reminder of loves long lost.

I don't think anybody cares about unwed mothers unless they're black or poor. The question is not morality, the question is money. That's what we're upset about.

And what if---what are you if the people who are supposed to love you can leave you like you're nothing?

The family exists for many reasons, but its most basic function may be to draw together after a member dies.

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The love of money is the root of all evil, therefore selfishness must be the seed.

My father was one of those men who sit in a room and you can feel it: the simmer, the sense of some unpredictable force that might, at any moment, break loose, and do something terrible. 

There are times when wisdom cannot be found in the chambers of parliament or the halls of academia but at the unpretentious setting of the kitchen table.

One reason we have children I think is to learn that parts of ourselves we had given up for dead are merely dormant and that the old joys can re emerge fresh and new and in a completely different form.

Family, friends and relationships are the blessings of the God. They are the best way to access God.

Any father…must finally give his child up to the wilderness and trust to the providence of God. It seems almost a cruelty for one generation to beget another when parents can secure so little for their children, so little safety, even in the best circumstances. Great faith is required to give the child up, trusting God to honor the parents’ love for him by assuring that there will indeed be angels in that wilderness.

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I believe in large families: every woman should have at least three husbands. Zsa Zsa Gabor

There is no cure for laziness but a large family helps. Herbert Prochnov

The capacity for friendship is God’s way of apologizing for our families. Jay McInerney

The place of the father in the modern suburban family is a very small one, particularly if he plays golf. Bertrand Russell

Parents are like God because you wanna know they’re out there, and you want them to think well of you, but you really only call when you need something. Chuck Palahniuk

When your mother asks, “Do you want a piece of advice?” it’s a mere formality. It doesn’t matter if you answer yes or no. You’re going to get it anyway. Erma Bombeck

A two-year old is kind of like a blender, but you don’t have any top for it. Jerry Seinfeld

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Siblings: children of the same parents, each of whom is perfectly normal until they get together. Sam Levenson

Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family.

We are not defined by the family into which we are born, but the one we choose and create. We are not born, we become.

You have one family, Charley. For good or bad. You have one family. You can’t trade them in. You can’t lie to them. You can’t run two at once, substituting back and forth.

“Sticking with your family is what makes it a family.

As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live

We share out craziness, our neuroses, our little bit of screwed-up-ness that comes from our family. We share it. And it feels like love.

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He gave her a quick, casual kiss on the cheek first. Then came the hug, and it was the hug that always made Laurel’s heart mush. Serious grip, cheek to the hair, eyes closed, just a little sway. Del’s hugs mattered, she thought, and made him impossible to resist.

Sometimes I want to be human for you.

There are two things in life you cannot choose. The first is your enemies; the second your family. Sometimes the difference between them is hard to see, but in the end time will show you that the cards you have been dealt could always have been worse.

When your mama was the geek, my dreamlets," Papa would say, "she made the nipping off of noggins such a crystal mystery that the hens themselves yearned toward her, waltzing around her, hypnotized with longing.

If it's to protect our family, be it the Kingdom or the entire world... We would make anyone our enemy! That's what it means to be Fairy Tail!!

It has an L on it. L for love. See? It's the key to the universe, Dad. You said you were looking for it. You told Mom you were. I found it for you so you don't have to look anymore. So you can come home at night.

The best baby-sitters, of course, are the baby’s grandparents. You feel completely comfortable entrusting your baby to them for long periods, which is why most grandparents flee to Florida.

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I know family comes first, but shouldn't that mean after breakfast?

Family isnt about blood relationships, its about the meaning behind them. I relize now that sharing chromosomes is not the only way to having a family, its about the friendship behind it.

Clearly God was in some kind of mood on my birthday.

No matter what Joe Hoffman and Wade Preston say, it's not gender that makes a family; it's love. You don't need a mother and a father; you don't necessarily even need two parents. You just need someone who's got your back.

Maybe family were the people who came looking for you when you were lost.
If there’s one thing I learned, it is that blood families can sometimes be the pits; it’s the one you make for yourself that really gives you a home and people to love.

No amount of me trying to explain myself was doing any good. I didn't even know what was going on inside of me, so how could I have explained it to them?

It was like how people find other people to be in love with, all random and accidental and lucky.

This is my country, that is your country; these are the conceptions of narrow souls - to the liberal minded the whole world is a family.

Single parents - both women and men - can play as critical a role as the traditional two-parent family, and gay and lesbian parents can, and do, raise happy, resilient children. When it comes to family life, form is not merely as important as content. Feeling loved and supported, nurtured and safe, is far more critical than the 'package' it comes in.

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We don't get to choose who we love. Or stop loving them when they're difficult.

Perhaps one day, all these conflicts will end, and it won't be because of great statesmen or churches or organisations like this one. It'll be because people have changed. They'll be like you, Puffin. More a mixture. So why not become a mongrel? It's healthy.

To put the world right in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must first put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must first cultivate our personal life; we must first set our hearts right.

It is a wise father that knows his own child. 

All parents damage their children. It cannot be helped. Youth, like pristine glass, absorbs the prints of its handlers. Some parents smudge, others crack, a few shatter childhoods completely into jagged little pieces, beyond repair.

Bringing up a family should be an adventure, not an anxious discipline in which everybody is constantly graded for performance.

Parents are like God because you wanna know they're out there, and you want them to think well of you, but you really only call when you need something.  

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Parents were the only ones obligated to love you; from the rest of the world you had to earn it. 

The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life. Rarely do members of one family grow up under the same roof.

The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.

A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning unnecessary. 

Behind every successful man stands a surprised mother-in-law.

Never judge someone by their relatives.

Everyone loves each other, but no one really likes each other

They had nothing to say to each other. A five-year age gap between siblings is like a garden that needs constant attention. Even three months apart allows the weeds to grow up between you.

family quotes about not being there 

In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future.

I love hearing my relations abused. It is the only thing that makes me put up with them at all. Relations are simply a tedious pack of people, who haven't got the remotest knowledge of how to live nor the smallest instinct about when to die.

Evil itself may be relentless. I will grant you that, but love is relentless too. Friendship is a relentless force. Family is a relentless force. Faith is relentless force. The human spirit is relentless, and the human heart outlasts - and can defeat - even the most relentless force of all, which is time.

Except for cases that clearly involve a homicidal maniac, the police like to believe murders are committed by those we know and love, and most of the time they're right - a chilling thought when you sit down to dinner with a family of five. All those potential killers passing their plates.

Stay true to yourself and listen to your inner voice. It will lead you to your dream.

Don't kill her now, just when we've gone to all that trouble to rescue her," said Jeffrey.

Someone could cut through the mess in our house and look at it like one might look at rings on a tree or layers of sediment. They'd find the black-and-white hairs of a dog we had when I was six, the acid-washed jeans my mother once wore, the seven blood-soaked pillowcases from the time I skinned my knee. All our family secrets rest in endless piles.

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Together we shared a bond not even death would violate.

The point,' Ms. Conyers continued, "is that no word had one specific definition. Maybe in the dictionary, but not in real life.

Cruel blows of fate call for extreme kindness in the family circle.

Mom had the kind of love for her that you could feel, like it was part of the atmosphere

Forgiveness is created by the restitution of the abuser; of the wrongdoer. It is not something to be squeeeeeezed out of the victim in a further act of conscience-corrupting abuse.

Sometimes the simplest solution out of conflict is becoming someone’s friend, instead of saying goodbye forever.

I am a Smedry, and we do ridiculous, unexpected, eccentric things like this all the time! Ha-ha!

Parents were invented to make children happy by giving them something to ignore. Ogden Nash

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Family is the one thing that is definitely not disposable. Jenny Eclair

There is no such thing as fun for the whole family. Jerry Seinfeld

I looked up my family tree and found out I was the sap. Rodney Dangerfield

We’ve had bad luck with our kids – they’ve all grown up. Christopher Morley

Maybe it’s just a daughter’s job to piss off her mother. Chuck Palahniuk

I come from a family where gravy is considered a beverage. Erma Bombeck

That’s the best thing about little sisters: They spend so much time wishing they were elder sisters that in the end they’re far wiser than the elder ones could ever be. Gemma Burgess

Together in our house, in the firelight, we are the world made small.

I like football. I find its an exciting strategic game. Its a great way to avoid conversation with your family at Thanksgiving.

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They're your parents. They're meant to love you because. Never in spite.

Marriage isn't about Winning - It's about Lasting

It was the usual struggle between one who loves by accepting burdens and one who loves by refusing to be one.

Faithfulness in small things leads to faithfulness in great things, and never the other way around.

We didn’t want to admit it then, but we were friends. Best friends.

I was with a friend of mine recently who was dying and while he was lying there with his family around his bed, I just knew that was it, that was the best you can hope for in life - to have your family and the people who love you around you at the end

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The best is when we all go at once, like an army of interrelated popcorn zombies who laugh the same laughs and gasp the same gasps and aren’t so germ-phobic with each other that we won’t share a ginormous Coke with one straw. Family is useful like that.

The world, we'd discovered, doesn't love you like your family loves you.

At the time of his death, Biko had a wife and three children for which he left a letter that stated in one part: “I've devoted my life to see equality for blacks, and at the same time, I've denied the needs of my family. Please understand that I take these actions, not out of selfishness or arrogance, but to preserve a South Africa worth living in for blacks and whites.

Whatever Jesus lays His hands upon, lives. If He lays is hands upon a marriage, it lives. If He is allowed to lay His hands on the family, it lives.

family quotes about support 

There was our father, the heart we knew held all of us. Held us heavily and desperately, the doors of his heart opening and closing with the rapidity of stops on an instrument, the quiet felt closures, the ghostly fingering, practice and practice and then, incredibly, sound and melody and warmth.

Jerome said, It's like, a family doesn't work anymore when everyone in it is more miserable than they would be if they were alone, You know?

Sure, Nico had mixed emotions about the camp. He’d felt rejected there, out of place, unwanted and unloved … but now that it was on the verge of destruction, he realized how much it meant to him. This was the last place Bianca and he had shared as a home – the only place they’d ever felt safe, even if only temporarily.

In family matters you can get over anything. That's one thing you'll learn as an adult. There's a lot you have to learn which is a lot worse than that. You'd never think of forgiving a friend for some of the things your parents did to you. But with friends it's different. Friends aren't the roll of the dice.

I've been so focused on state government, I haven't really focused much on the war in Iraq.

I thought how you can never tell just by looking at them what they were thinking or what was happening In their lives. Even when you got daft people or drunk people on buses, people that went on stupid and shouted rubbish or tried to tell you all about themselves, you could never really tell about them either... I knew if somebody looked at me, they'd know nothing about me, either.

family quotes about strength 

When you educate a man you educate an individual. When you educate a woman you educate a whole family.

The best inheritance a parent can give to his children is a few minutes of their time each day. 

The children despise their parents until the age of when they suddenly become just like them - thus preserving the system.

When any trouble comes in home, all family members takes it as its own and this is called family love.

Home is people. Not a place. If you go back there after the people are gone, then all you can see is what is not there any more.

A daughter without her mother is a woman broken. It is a loss that turns to arthritis and settles deep into her bones.

The informality of family life is a blessed condition that allows us to become our best while looking our worst.  

family quotes about loyalty 

Mothers and their children are in a category all their own. There's no bond so strong in the entire world. No love so instantaneous and forgiving.

Cherish every moment with those you love at every stage of your journey.

I couldn't imagine what it would be like to be one of so many, to have not just parents and siblings but cousins and aunts and uncles, an entire tribe to claim as your own. Maybe you would feel lost in the crowd. Or sheltered by it. Whatever the case, one things was for sure: like it or not, you'd never be alone.

We are, all four of us, blood relatives, and we speak a kind of esoteric, family language, a sort of semantic geometry in which the shortest distance between any two points is a fullish circle.

Human lives are not pieces of string that can be separated out from a knot of others and laid out straight. Familes are webs. Impossible to touch one part of it without setting the rest vibrating. Impossible to understand one part without having a sense of the whole.

I know I can't tell you what it's like to be gay. But I can tell you what it's not. It's not hiding behind words, Mama. Like family and decency and Christianity.

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Son, there are times a man has to do things he doesn't like to, in order to protect his family.

You stayed around your children as long as you could, inhaling the ambient gold shavings of their childhood, and at the last minute you tried to see them off into life and hoped that the little piece of time you’d given them was enough to prevent them from one day feeling lonely and afraid and hopeless. You wouldn’t know the outcome for a long time.

But the people who mattered were the people you chose instead of the people who were yours by an accident of birth. Real family was heart as much as, if not more than, blood.

It's okay if you want to go. Everyone wants you to stay. I want you to stay more than I've ever wanted anything in my life. But that's what I want and I could see why it might not be what you want. So I just wanted to tell you that I understand if you go. It's okay if you have to leave us. It's okay if you want to stop fighting.

It's the family you choose that counts.

Family's not family unless it's totally messing you up. I'm pretty sure that's the point

It doesn't matter to me. We're still cousins in our own way. Blood's just something old people talk about to make you feel bad.

family quotes after death 

The home is the ultimate career. All other careers exist for one purpose, and that is to support the ultimate career.

The very worst events in life have that effect on a family: we always remember, more sharply than anything else, the last happy moments before everything fell apart.

It's funny how two people can grow up in the same town, go to the same school, have the same friends, and end up so totally different. Family, or lack of it, counts for more than you'd think.

Only solitary men know the full joys of friendship. Others have their family; but to a solitary and an exile his friends are everything.

You cannot know where your people are going if you don't know where your people have been.

Spending time with the ones who are dear to you is like being in a dream, is it not?

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I'm not sure if I know any 'functional' families, if functional means a family without difficult times and members who don't have a full range of problems.

You don't want him for a reason. You want him because he's your father.

family quotes about sticking together 

work at our responsibility as parents as if everything in life counted on it, because in fact everything in life does count on it.

I love you,” was his reply. “I make myself keep on loving you, despite what you do. I've got to love you. We all have to love you, and believe inyou, and think you are looking out for our best interests. But look at us, Momma, and really see us.

I liked having some time to myself. Our family was such a close one, you could get smothered. Of course, we didn't always agree with one another. Sometimes I quarreled with my brother and sisters, but I couldn't remember hating anyone for more than five minutes.

Losing your family... it puts fear in a different perspective, Chase had once told me.

Sometimes, having friends who were like family was a good thing, and sometimes, it was like having an endless supply of very nosy, very irritating siblings.

We cannot destroy kindred: our chains stretch a little sometimes, but they never break.

family quotes about love and support 

This was the trouble with families. Like invidious doctors, they knew just where it hurt.

While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.

Families ties are cherished things, forged in childhood days, by love of parents, deep and true, and sweet familiar ways.

This is part of what a family is about, not just love. It's knowing that your family will be there watching out for you. Nothing else will give you that. Not money. Not fame. Not work.

I lay in the dark thinking about the difficulties of family, how crazy and crooked the stories of a bloodline can be

You ask 'Are you a man or a demon?' Neither, I say. I have woken up, and the rest of you are sleeping, and that is the only difference between us.

family quotes black and white 

Thank goodness, we can choose our friends. We have to take our relatives as they are, and be thankful…

It's always the idle habits you acquire which you will regret. Father said that. That Christ was not crucified: he was worn away by a minute clicking of little wheels. That had no sister.

A family is one of nature's solubles; it dissolves in time like salt in rainwater.

One must love God first, and only then can one love one's closest of kin and neighbors. We must not be idols to one another, for such is not the will of God.

Families will not be broken. Curse and expel them, send their children wandering, drown them in floods and fires, and old women will make songs of all these sorrows and sit on the porch and sing them on mild evenings.

The fights are always the same

There are many reasons why so many of us choose to share our lives with a pet--it's the perfect antidote for loneliness, providing an endless supply of smiles and the certainty of unwavering companionship, and many of us have seen the way a pet can make a family feel whole.

family quotes by authors 

Families, can't live with 'em, can't live without 'em ..”

Our most basic instinct is not for survival but for family. Most of us would give our own life for the survival of a family member, yet we lead our daily life too often as if we take our family for granted.

The best way to feel family is being part of it.

Your typical Six-year-old is a paradoxical little person, and bipolarity is the name of his game.

I told myself that some families we get without asking, while others we choose. And I chose those two. I think that’s what you’d call a silver lining.

Personally, I think the 'Christian family' should be called a Christian fantasy.

We can't choose our blood, but we can choose those who run importance in our lives.

In the future if my mother tries to shame me with her disapproval, I will let her know in no uncertain terms that I reject her and all of her codependent baggage. I am Codependent No More.

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I merged those two words, black and feminist, because I was surrounded by black women who were very tough and and who always assumed they had to work and rear children and manage homes.

Satan impregnated my mother one lovely spring morning. We didn’t have the heart to tell my father.

And like that, I said goodbye to my grandmother like we were two people who met in a coffee shop, shared a lifetime of stories and left wanting more, but knowing we’d meet there again.

I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it. Harry S. Truman

Let the wife make the husband glad to come home, and let him make her sorry to see him leave. Martin Luther

A brother is like gold and a friend is like diamond. If gold cracks you can melt it and make it just like it was before. If a diamond cracks, it can never be like it was before. Unknown

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I can’t help detesting my relations. I suppose it comes from the fact that none of us can stand other people having the same faults as ourselves. Oscar Wilde

Soup is a lot like a family. Each ingredient enhances the others; each batch has its own characteristics; and it needs time to simmer to reach full flavor. Marge Kennedy

The most important thing that parents can teach their children is how to get along without them. Frank A. Clark

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None of us is as smart as all of us. Ken H Blanchard

A house is built by hands, but a home is built by heart. Unknown

Tragedy, he precieved, belonged to the ancient time, to a time when there were still privacy, love, and friendship, and when the members of a family stood by one another without needing to know the reason.

Nobody, who has not been in the interior of a family, can say what the difficulties of any individual of that family may be.

There's no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one.

Flea stared at us, "I can't decide what's worse. Losing family members or not having a family member to lose.

family quotes blood 

The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved.

These are all I have. I do not have the wide, bright beacon of some solid old lighthouse, guiding ships safely home, past the jaggedrocks. I only have these little glimmers that flicker and then go out

Maybe, if you can't get someone out of your head they were never meant to leave. Perhaps, they were meant to help change you into the person you have been waiting to become.

If we will build righteous traditions in our families, the light of the gospel can grow ever brighter in the lives of our children from generation to generation. We can look forward to that glorious day when we will all be united together as eternal family units to reap the everlasting joy promised by our Eternal Father for His righteous children.

He didn't think he belonged here, so she was making him face some uncomfortable facts. People adapt. People change. You can grow where you're planted.

We make families of our own, Travis whispered in my arms on the last night we spent together. It starts with you and me and then it spreads. And whatever happens, there’ll always be a part of me that’s part of you. No matter what.

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I'm tired of being set upon by crazed Christians one minute and unbridled libertines the next. Girls, I'm going camping.

He had lived and acted on the assumption that he was alone, and now he saw that he had not been. What he had done made others suffer. No matter how much he would long for them to forget him, they would not be able to. His family was a part of him, not only in blood, but in spirit.

I thought of how proud he was when he took the marks- cutting the skin of his throat in a long slash and then packing it with ashes until keloid scars rose up.He called it his second smile.

We have to forego some good things in order to choose others that are better or best because they develop faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and strengthen our families.

Family. Couldn't live with them, couldn't run a stake through them.

And suddenly I know I have to go. But this time without being chased by the Brigadier, without experiencing the kindness of a postman from Yass, and without taking along a Cadet who will change the way I breath for the rest of my life

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We can help pave the roads of those around us, but we can't choose their direction.

The lamp sizzled as it burned. It made everything seem close and safe, a little family circle they all knew and trusted. Outside this circle lay everything that was strange and frightening, and the darkness seemed to reach higher and higher and further and further away, right to the end of the world.

It amazes me when education, religion and family values fail to create a human being.

Life doesn’t get more real than having a newborn at home. Eric Church

I think togetherness is a very important ingredient to family life. Barbara Bush

One day you will do things for me that you hate. That is what it means to be family. Jonathan Safran Foer

Family life is full of major and minor crises – the ups and downs of health, success and failure in career, marriage, and divorce – and all kinds of characters. It is tied to places and events and histories. With all of these felt details, life etches itself into memory and personality. It’s difficult to imagine anything more nourishing to the soul. Thomas Moore

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There’s nothing that makes you more insane than family. Or more happy. Or more exasperated. Or more… secure. Jim Butcher

Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it’s at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored. Earl Nightingale

Family always gonna be there. The material things, they come and go. Romeo Miller

Unless today is well lived, tomorrow is not important.

People will not look forward to posterity who never look backward to their ancestors.

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i love playing and chatting with children...feeding and putting them to bed with a little story, and being away from the family has troubled me throughout my...life. i like relaxing at the house, reading quietly, taking in the sweet smell that comes from the pots, sitting around a table with the family and taking out my wife and children. when you can no longer enjoy these simple pleasures something valuable is taken away from your life and you feel it in your daily work.

But the coconut is also a symbol of resilience, Samar. Even in the conditions where there's very little nourishment and even less nurturance, it flourishes, growing taller than most of the plants around it.

The point is, you have family and friends who love you. You have a world out there just waiting for you to conquer it. You have a life that will be anything you make it. That's the point.

The first time someone I loved left me behind...I didn't know how my family would balance. We had been such a sturdy little end table, four solid legs. I was sure we would now be off-kilter, always unstable. Until one day I looked more closely, and realized that we had simply become a stool.

Everyone needs a house to live in, but a supportive family is what builds a home.

It didn't matter how big our house was; it mattered that there was love in it.

When a family breaks you don't hear the crack of the breaking. You don't hear a sound.

family quotes being left out 

I need them and they need me to need them

He felt lighter than he had in weeks, and he realized that the monster he had been running from wasn’t really a monster after all. It was simply that place in the heart that holds the measure of your history, the joy and the grief, the laughter and the tears, the magic and the wonder; all the ingredients that add up to the story of a life well lived.

And that is how Goodwin problems were always fixed. Fix them on the surface but don't go to the root, always ignoring the elephant in the room. I think that morning was when I realized I'd grown up with an elephant in every room of my life. It was practically our family pet.

If the home is a body, the table is the heart, the beating center, the sustainer of life and health.

Responsible parenting is NOT a crime. Responsible parenting is most valuable tool of our society.

Yeah, my parents are crappy, but you hurt either of my sisters and I will spend my life finding ways to destroy you.

This was long before the term 'single-parent family' came into use; back then it was a 'broken home'...

Look forward to the wonderment of growing up, raising a family and driving by the gas station where the popular kids now work.

Some people won't have kids, but I’m not going to have parents. I’m burning their birth certificates and defacing their gravestones tonight.

To be yourself is in many ways to be inconvenient to others. Only placaters and appeasers get along with other people all the time and that's not really getting along with anyone. That's just self erasure.

A child who is allowed to be disrespectful to his parents will not have true respect for anyone. Billy Graham

I can’t be the big star in the family. We have a family, and we are all equal. Martina McBride

Writing is a solitary occupation. Family, friends, and society are the natural enemies of the writer. He must be alone, uninterrupted, and slightly savage if he is to sustain and complete an undertaking. Jessamyn West

“Family” isn’t defined only by last names or by blood; it’s defined by commitment and by love. It means showing up when they need it most. It means having each other’s backs. It means choosing to love each other even on those days when you struggle to like each other. It means never giving up on each other. 

Love your family. Spend time, be kind & serve one another. Make no room for regrets. Tomorrow is not promised & today is short. Unknown

Life is a big fat gigantic stinking mess, that's the beauty of it, too.

Nico didn’t like to be touched, but somehow this brief contact with his father felt reassuring – the same way the Chapel of Bones was reassuring. Like death, his father’s presence was cold and often callous, but it was real – brutally honest, inescapably dependable.

The most important thing in life is your family. There are days you love them, and others you don't. But, in the end, they're the people you always come home to. Sometimes it's the family you're born into and sometimes it's the one you make for yourself.

Sometimes the bridges you burn light the way out of your darkness, but the memory of the blaze will be burned into your heart and mind forever.

Even knowing that my presence brought a shadow over the lives of my loved ones, I can't regret the experiences I've had with them. They gave me life, becoming an integral part of my soul. They healed me when I was broken and somehow they recovered those parts of me, I thought lost forever.

Sometimes, though, you have to do things for family, even if you'd rather not.

The core of any family is what is changeless, what is going to be there--shared vision and values.

Where I come from, family's defined as those who don't screw you over a paycheck. Blood makes no difference. If you can trust them with your life and know that they'll be there come whatever hell rains down, then they're your family.

I want you to be happy," I tell him, my eyes searching his. 'I want you to have a family. I want you to be surronded by people who care about you," I say. 'You deserve that.

What I love most about my home is who I share it with.

If you don't understand how a woman could both love her sister dearly and want to wring her neck at the same time, then you were probably an only child.

Making amends is not only saying the words but also being willing to listen to how your behavior caused another’s pain, and then the really hard part…changing behavior.

But I was afraid of the questions (much more than the accusations) you might both put to me. 

How I love them. How good they are. They endure endless hours of me talking about the future. They keep me near and at the same time bid me farewell. That is what real love is.

I remember Mum repeatedly telling us we had good hearts and good brains. When she said that we'd say 'thanks' and it might have sounded as if we were thanking her for seeing us that way but actually we were thanking her for giving us whatever goodness was in us.

My house feels like home when you're there.

They're the perfect loving fam'ly, so adoring...And I love them ev'ry day of ev'ry week.So my son's a little shit, my husband's boring,And my daughter, though a genius, is a freak.

Careers are not made in a family business, they are born – by patricide. Then they die from neglect, and avoid the tragedy of being put out of business.

Salvation is a family affair.

I looked into her eyes, and saw my own staring back, the same peculiar shade, pale grey, flecked with yellow, rimmed with black. Now I knew the nature of her debt. It had weighed on her conscience for fourteen years. I was looking into the eyes of mother and I knew that I would never see her again.

The soldier had stamped my passport FAMILY in heavy black capital letters and I checked it now for reassurance and because I liked how fierce the word looked

Remember to say "I love you" to family and friends not just your significant other.

And here is the shocking plot twist: as farmers produced those extra calories, the food industry figured out how to get them into the bodies of people who didn't really want to eat 700 more calories a day.

They do not love, that do not show their love.

You can't force folks to have good sense, even if they're family. Maybe especially then.

Tape the sound of the moon fading at dawn. Give it to your mother to listen to when she's in sorrow.

Maybe children just want whatever it is they don't get. And then they grow up and give their children what they wanted, be it silence or information, affection or independence--so that child, in turn, craves something else. With every generation the pendulum swings from opposite to opposite, stillness and peace so elusive.

Tell me about your family," I said. And so she did. I listened intently as my mother went through each branch of the tree. Years later, after the funeral, Maria had asked me questions about the family - who was related to whom - and I struggled. I couldn't remember. A big chunk of our history had been buried with my mother. You should never let your past disappear that way.

Accept the fact that girls squeal when they're happy or confused or excited or scared or because they just saw a certain boy in line.

Our own front door can be a wonderful thing, or a sight we dread; rarely is it only a door.

Loving someone is not tough but the real courage is to be with that person forever.

She understands suddenly that the stuff that fills her up is not the love or attention she might get from other people; it is the love she herself has for other people. We are, Portia decides, the people we love

Even when a girl is married she still never completely leaves her mother and father's home.

Her visits to her former hometown were infrequent and often painful. Pilgrimages fueled by the tepid oxygen of family duty, unease, guilt. The more Esther loved her parents, the more helpless she felt, as they aged, to protect them from harm. A moral coward, she kept her distance.

Real relationships are the product of time spent, which is why so many of us have so few of them.

As goes the family, so goes the faith; as goes the faith, so goes the culture.

Family is not an important thing, it is everything

The fact is, there is no foundation, no secure ground, upon which people may stand today if it isn’t the family. If you don’t have the support and love and caring and concern that you get from a family, you don’t have much at all. Love is so supremely important. As our great poet Auden said, ‘Love each other or perish’.

I'd written Smashed not because I was ambitious and not because writing down my feelings was cathartic (it felt more like playing one's own neurosurgeon sans anesthesia). No. I'd made a habit--and eventually a profession--of memoir because I hail from one of those families where shows of emotions are discouraged.

It was funny how dad was more honest in a book that anyone in the world could pick up and read than he could be talking to me. Or maybe it was sad. One or the other. Sometimes it’s hard to tell.

What I think was hardest for me to realize was that he had tried each time to stop himself. He had killed animals, taking lesser lives to keep from killing a child

People are gonna leave anyway, because those who stay are not people, they are family.

It's so easy to focus on the anguish and the misery; it's harder, somehow, to acknowledge the positive, maybe for fear of jinxing it, bringing the nightmare back down on our heads.

She has always been a bystander in family destruction, never realizing she herself possessed the capacity to inflict it.

to us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there.

The bonds of family bind us up, support us, help us. And they are also a bond from which it is difficult, perhaps impossible to extricate oneself.

Families are designed to nurture the minds, wills, and emotions of its members so that the barriers created by fear of the unknown can be replaced by the confidence that comes from knowing you are loved whether you succeed or fail.

If people are lucky enough to have family they should cultivate it. 

Some women do not masturbate for pleasure; they masturbate to make a political statement: to remind us that women do not really need men (or at least not as much and as frequently as every single male chauvinist and every single misogynist believes)

Christmas was definitely the best thing ever, even better than pizza. But instead of all her favorite toppings, Amitola was surrounded by all her favorite people.

Father has a strengthening character like the sun and mother has a soothing temper like the moon.

Any child who can spend an hour or two a day, or more if he wants, with adults that he likes, who are interested in the world and like to talk about it, will on most days learn far more from their talk than he would learn in a week of school.

No, I`m putting it away, trying to buy a house for my family. The goal is to use the money to move into a big house, so my daughter can have a garden.

He could hardly breathe at the though of his son and Quintana in Sorel with no one to protect them.



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