Quotes About Family Drama

Quotes tagged as "family-drama" (showing 1-30 of 108)
Isabel  Lopez
“It never dawned on us that life is unpredictable, that one day, one of us could suddenly cease to exist and what then? What would be the joy in having left so much unsaid? With what memories would we fill the empty silence?”
Isabel Lopez, Isabel's Hand-Me-Down Dreams

John Osborne
“That voice that cries out doesn't have to be a weakling's does it?”
John Osborne, Look Back in Anger

Sierra D. Waters
“Today I wore a pair of faded old jeans and a plain grey baggy shirt. I hadn't even taken a shower, and I did not put on an ounce of makeup. I grabbed a worn out black oversized jacket to cover myself with even though it is warm outside. I have made conscious decisions lately to look like less of what I felt a male would want to see. I want to disappear.”
Sierra D. Waters, Debbie.

Miranda Parker
“If I weren't so screwed up, I would've sold my soul a long time ago for a handsome man who made me feel pretty or who could at least treat me to a Millionaire's Martini. Instead I lingered over a watered down Sparkling Apple and felt sorry about what I was about to do to the blue-eyed bartender standing in front of me. Although I shouldn’t, after all, I am a bail recovery agent. It's my job to get my skip, no matter the cost.If I weren't so screwed up, I would've sold my soul a long time ago for a handsome man who made me feel pretty or who could at least treat me to a Millionaire's Martini. Instead I lingered over a watered down Sparkling Apple and felt sorry about what I was about to do to the blue-eyed bartender standing in front of me. Although I shouldn't, after all, I am a bail recovery agent. It's my job to get my skip, no matter the cost. Yet, I had been wondering lately. What was this job costing me? Yet, I had been wondering lately. What was this job costing me?”
Miranda Parker, A Good Excuse to Be Bad

Lani Woodland
“An old western standoff had nothing on the looks that my mom and grandma were exchanging. A tumbleweed could have rolled through the kitchen and neither would have noticed.”
Lani Woodland, Indelible

Suzanne Wright
“She and I had exchanged a few text messages, although they had been mostly to remind me just how pissed she’d be if I started anything with her asshole of a brother. The same asshole who had last night said, ‘If you ever hurt her, psycho Sid, I’ll kill you.’ Naturally, I’d replied by dangling him over the balcony until he begged me to pull him back up.

It had been kind of fun.” (Salem)”
Suzanne Wright, Consumed

Don Darkes
“So how long do I have to pack?”
Don Darkes, 6692 Pisces the Sailfish

Sherrilyn Kenyon
“Holy crap, Caleb! You're my uncle." Nick
"No!" Caleb
"It's worse. He's the half-brother of your great-grandfather." Kody
"You're not helping." Caleb
"No, but I'm entertaining myself at your adorable expense." Kody
"Yeah, y'all are missing the important fact. To a Cajun, that makes him my uncle." Nick
"Great. I always wanted to be a monkey's uncle. Nice to know I finally succeeded." Caleb”
Sherrilyn Kenyon, Invision

Marilyn Manson
“My grandfather had been the ugliest, darkest, foulest, most depraved figure of my childhood, more beast than human, and I had grown up to be him, locked in the basement with my secrets as the rest of the family reveled in the petty and ordinary upstairs. Down there, I saw my black, ancient, ineluctable core exposed, like a crab forced out of its shell--dirty, vulnerable, and obscene. For the first time in my life, I was truly alone.”
Marilyn Manson, The Long Hard Road Out of Hell

Rebecca McNutt
“Most people are as happy as other people decide they should be.”
Rebecca McNutt, Mandy and Alecto: The Collected Smog City Book Series

“In order to keep liking Nick (as opposed to loving him which was completely non-negotiable) Alice sometimes had to look at him obliquely or with her eyes half closed or through a pin hole on a piece of cardboard. Straight on would burn her retinas.”
Carol Anshow

Diana Y. Paul
“That's what a good daughter is supposed to do--love her mother even if her mother doesn't love her back." Things Unsaid, from Chapter One, "Family Matters”
Diana Y. Paul, Things Unsaid

Tracy Krimmer
“Maybe I shouldn’t and I should flip my middle finger up to the world. Hell, I should make all my fingers dance in a bouquet of fuck offs.”
Tracy Krimmer, Dating for Decades

Jessica-Lynn Barbour
“Friday night's alright for fighting
Saturday, Sunday, Monday too
Every night is a night of fighting
With family and friends like you”
Jessica-Lynn Barbour, Willow

Morgan Rhodes
“One day, he'd force Isabelle Grayson to eat every last one of her words, as if they were ingredients in a rancid soufflé.”
Morgan Rhodes, A Book of Spirits and Thieves

Sarina Adeline
“Three things happened in 1945. Daddy went missing, Annie started wetting the bed, and the Lester girl sang about Hitler in the middle of Sunday service.”
Sarina Adeline, The Devil in Amen's Corner

Diana Y. Paul
“It was the same mantra she had silently chanted before on other festive occasions. 'May you be happy'--her mother had wanted to be happy, hadn't she? Didn't everyone?" Things Unsaid, from Chapter, "Birthday Celebration”
Diana Y. Paul, Things Unsaid

Diana Y. Paul
“I'll be there for Thanksgiving', Mike said before hanging up, and she heard his kiss on the phone--the kind reserved for family." Things Unsaid, from Chapter, "Thanksgiving”
Diana Y. Paul, Things Unsaid

Cheri Paris Edwards
“We're only human James, bound by flesh and blood to do the wrong thing." ~Lena Jefferson from The Other Sister”
Cheri Paris Edwards

Beem Weeks
“Some people, though related by blood, are as sworn enemies. Others, bound only by friendship, would die for one another.”
Beem Weeks

Diana Y. Paul
“Family and dysfunction went together like peanut butter and jelly. Family sagas. Everything would be okay. But how?”
Diana Y. Paul, Things Unsaid

Eskay Teel
“Big girls do cry.”
Eskay Teel, Alice in Worcestershire: Brummie girls do cry

“A theatrical spectacle is inherent whenever family members congregate and reacquaint themselves with powerful universal themes educed from homecomings including hugs, food, drink, conversation, politics, games, music, conflict, terror, mercy, smiles, tears, prayers, misfortune, and self-discovery.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

Sharon Salzberg
“The causes of familial discord and distance are countless, but the results are often the same: secrecy, blame, sadness, hurt, confusion, and feelings of loss and grief.”
Sharon Salzberg, Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection

Simon R. Green
“Most of my relatives could start a fight in an empty room and then lie about who won.”
Simon R. Green, Dr. DOA

Sharon Salzberg
“Mindfulness won’t ensure you’ll win an argument with your sister. Mindfulness won’t enable you to bypass your feelings of anger or hurt either. But it may help you see the conflict in a new way, one that allows you to break through old patterns.”
Sharon Salzberg, Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection

“The four of them stand in the cockpit of the Misdemeanor as they motor from one town to another. They pass their house, which is not theirs any longer. Libby cuts the throttle, and they stall there in front of their sprawling memory. The four of them have come up for the closing; since all of them are owners, they all must be present to sign away this place. They have given most of the land to the Maine Preservation Society, and the house, they have sold to a family who promises not to tear the whole thing down, though they know that is a lie. The oak is yellow and peeks from behind the house. The glossy white windows of the great room look down upon them. It is cold and they all wear their foul-weather gear, bright-yellow slickers, except Gwen, in a red poncho to accommodate the swell of her belly. Libby keeps one hand on the tiller and the other she slips into Tom’s hand. He gives it a squeeze and then puts his arm around her. Danny moves from the stern to stand between Tom and Gwen. They all stand on the starboard side looking at the house. Libby and Tom, then Danny, his hand resting on his brother’s shoulder, and Gwen next to him, her arms crossed over her protruding belly, her hair long and dark hanging down her back. She is no longer a beacon, but a buoy in her poncho, red right returning. The sky is gray and low and promises a choppy ferry ride to the mainland, but there in the safe haven of the harbor it is calm and windless, and the house isn’t empty, but expectant. The flat water, dark green now, lies empty, the float pulled out the month before. Going from town dock to town dock, there is no need for a tender. There is no way for them to come ashore, even if they wanted to. A house like this is not supposed to exist now. It comes from another era. It is a ghost, like the schooners that sail through the thoroughfare every summer. It is an aberration, a figment. It is their great shingled memory.”
Sarah Moriarty, North Haven

Garth Risk Hallberg
“William loathed his family,' Mercer said. 'With cause.”
Garth Risk Hallberg, City on Fire

Heather Babcock
“You don’t choose these people and in the not choosing you learn tolerance. You learn to forgive.”
Heather Babcock, Of Being Underground and Moving Backwards

Heather  O'Brien
“You never loved me, Farin. You never even said you liked me very much.”
Heather O'Brien, Embers from Ash and Ruin

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