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Quotes About Family Relationships

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Maya Angelou
“I've learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you'll miss them when they're gone from your life.”
Maya Angelou

“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.”
Andrea Lavinthal, Your So-Called Life: A Guide to Boys, Body Issues, and Other Big-Girl Drama You Thought You Would Have Figured Out by Now

Christina Westover
“The more you love,the more love you have to give.It's the only feeling we have which is infinite...”
Christina Westover, Precipice

Leslye Walton
“Children betrayed their parents by becoming their own people.”
Leslye Walton, The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender

Susan Ee
“So that’s your sister?” asks Dee in a quiet voice.
“Yeah.”
“The one you risked your life for?”
“Yeah.”
The twins nod politely in that automatic way that people do when they don’t want to say something insulting.
“Your family any better?” I ask.
Dee and Dum look at each other, assessing.
“Nah,” says Dee.
“Not really,” says Dum at the same time.”
Susan Ee, World After

Anthon St. Maarten
“Never surrender your hopes and dreams to the fateful limitations others have placed on their own lives. The vision of your true destiny does not reside within the blinkered outlook of the naysayers and the doom prophets. Judge not by their words, but accept advice based on the evidence of actual results. Do not be surprised should you find a complete absence of anything mystical or miraculous in the manifested reality of those who are so eager to advise you. Friends and family who suffer the lack of abundance, joy, love, fulfillment and prosperity in their own lives really have no business imposing their self-limiting beliefs on your reality experience.”
Anthon St. Maarten

Karen Mueller Coombs
“Often the right path is the one that may be hardest for you to follow. But the hard path is also the one that will make you grow as a human being.”
Karen Mueller Coombs, Bully at Ambush Corner

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
“She wanted to ask him why they were all strangers who shared the same last name.”
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Half of a Yellow Sun

Adrienne Rich
“Probably there is nothing in human nature more resonant with charges than the flow of energy between two biologically alike bodies, one of which has lain in amniotic bliss inside the other, one of which has labored to give birth to the other. The materials are here for the deepest mutuality and the most painful estrangement.”
Adrienne Rich, Of Woman Born: Motherhood as Experience and Institution

William Makepeace Thackeray
“If a man's character is to be abused, say what you will, there's nobody like a relative to do the business.”
William Makepeace Thackeray, Vanity Fair

Ella Frank
“I believe in fate and I believe you were supposed to walk into my life, so Mason could walk into yours.”
Ella Frank, Exquisite

Brady Udall
“...Families are Forever, and wondered if the slogan was meant as a promise or a threat.”
Brady Udall, The Lonely Polygamist

Ally Carter
“Kat looked down at her lemonade. 'Do you think he betrayed the love of his life...because of us?'
'She used the name Romani, Kat,' was Gabrielle's answer. 'And besides...' She let the words draw out. Her gaze went to the distance, and there was a sense of peace in the way she said, 'WE'RE the love of his life.' She raised her glass again. 'To family.”
Ally Carter, Uncommon Criminals

Ella Frank
“He paused leaning over to lay his lips on hers, “It’s time to feel again. Let me save you from yourself. You were drowning when I found you, but I’m not letting you go, not without a fight.” He kissed her sweetly and moved back standing up and over her. Lena looked up at his out stretched hand.
“Take my hand Lena.” He offered and she knew he meant it in a way that went far beyond offering to help her stand.”
Ella Frank, Exquisite

Amit Ray
“Family, friends and relationships are the blessings of the God. They are the best way to access God.”
Amit Ray, Nonviolence: The Transforming Power

Rebecca Wells
“Because I miss them. Because I need them. Because I love them.”
Rebecca Wells, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

Karen Mueller Coombs
“I’m proud of you, son,” he said. “I guess it has finally sunk in that it’s important to stand up for yourself in this world.”
Rocky shook his head. “It’s more important to stand up for someone who can’t stand up for herself,” he had answered.
Rocky Ryan speaking with his father.”
Karen Mueller Coombs, Bully at Ambush Corner

Charlotte Brontë
“Your god, sir, is the World. In my eyes, you, too, if not an infidel, are an idolater. I conceive that you ignorantly worship: in all things you appear to me too superstitious. Sir, your god, your great Bel, your fish-tailed Dagon, rises before me as a demon. You, and such as you, have raised him to a throne, put on him a crown, given him a sceptre. Behold how hideously he governs! See him busied at the work he likes best -- making marriages. He binds the young to the old, the strong to the imbecile. He stretches out the arm of Mezentius and fetters the dead to the living. In his realm there is hatred -- secret hatred: there is disgust -- unspoken disgust: there is treachery -- family treachery: there is vice -- deep, deadly, domestic vice. In his dominions, children grow unloving between parents who have never loved: infants are nursed on deception from their very birth: they are reared in an atmosphere corrupt with lies ... All that surrounds him hastens to decay: all declines and degenerates under his sceptre. Your god is a masked Death.”
Charlotte Brontë, Shirley

Maggie Stiefvater
“We sat like that for a long while, and when we stood up, all my sad things were in boxes, and Beck was my father.”
Maggie Stiefvater, Forever

Kate Morton
“It was the sibling thing, I suppose. I was fascinated by the intricate tangle of love and duty and resentment that tied them together. The glances they exchanged; the complicated balance of power established over decades; the games I would never play with rules I would never fully understand. And perhaps that was key: they were such a natural group that they made me feel remarkably singular by comparison. To watch them together was to know strongly, painfully, all that I'd been missing.”
Kate Morton, The Distant Hours

Jenny Han
“I’ve never gotten a love letter before. But reading these notes like this, one after the other, it feels like I have. It’s like . . . it’s like there’s only ever been Peter. Like everyone else that came before him, they were all to prepare me for this. I think I see the difference now, between loving someone from afar and loving someone up close. When you see them up close, you see the real them, but they also get to see the real you. And Peter does. He sees me, and I see him.”
Jenny Han, To All the Boys I've Loved Before

Karen Mueller Coombs
“My mother says we’re supposed to make mistakes. That’s the way we learn.” Rocky Ryan in Bully At Ambush Corner.”
Karen Mueller Coombs

Martina Boone
“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.”
Martina Boone, Compulsion

“Ladies if A Man is More Invested and Concerned About Your Assets....He Is A Liability”
Mo Stegall

Donna Johnson
“Doubt is a lot like faith; A mustard's seed worth changes everything.”
Donna Johnson, Holy Ghost Girl: A Memoir

“the harsh truth of every relationship, even between those who love each other, like fathers and sons and daughters, or husbands and wives, is that the love is always unequal.”
Karl Taro Greenfeld, Triburbia

Sarah Dessen
“With love like that, you can't get pick about how it finds you or the details. All that matters is that it's there. Better late than never.”
Sarah Dessen, The Moon and More

Margaret George
“But marrying within one's own family can get monotonous. One has heard all the same family stories, knows all the jokes and all the same recipes. No novelty.”
Margaret George, Memoirs of Cleopatra

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