Quotes About In Laws

Quotes tagged as "in-laws" (showing 1-16 of 16)
Cassandra Clare
“If you made the baby for yourself and Alec, you can tell me,” said Robert. “I’m a very broad-minded man. Or—I’m trying to be. I’d like to be. I would understand.”

“If I made . . . the . . . baby . . . ?” Magnus repeated.

He was not certain where to start. He had imagined Robert Lightwood knew how babies were made.

“Magically,” Robert whispered.

“I am going to pretend you never said that to me,” said Magnus. “I am going to pretend we never had this conversation.”
Cassandra Clare, Born to Endless Night

Amit Kalantri
“A mother gives you a life, a mother-in-law gives you her life.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Henning Koch
“The two men looked at each other for a moment. Then Sonja's father nodded. And Ove nodded curtly back. And then they rose to their feet, objective and determined, in the way two men might behave if they had just agreed to go and kill a third man.”
Henning Koch, A Man Called Ove

Malcolm X
“My feeling about in-laws was that they were outlaws.”
Malcolm X, The Autobiography of Malcolm X

Stephanie Coontz
“[S]ince the dawn of civilization, getting in-laws has been one of marriage's most important functions.”
Stephanie Coontz, Marriage, a History: From Obedience to Intimacy or How Love Conquered Marriage

DeBorrah K. Ogans
“True oneness in marriage can not be experienced if you allow in-laws to penetrate the circle. If necessary let them become out-laws. It is crucial that you establish boundaries”
DeBorrah K. Ogans, How Do I Love Thee: Food for Thought Before You Say "I DO"

“They seemed so united that I loved them as one person." Lee wrote of his son and daughter-in-law on his daughter-in-law's death.”
Robert E. Lee

Mindy Kaling
“Your girlfriend's sibling or parents might be totally nuts, but always defend them. Always. All a girl wants to do is to get along with her family and if you are on the side of making it easy, you will be loved eternally. It might be easier to condemn them - especially if she's doing that already - but, remarkably, even if they are murderers, she will find the good in them, especially if you start trashing them.”
Mindy Kaling, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?

Gillian Flynn
“Amy will be fine. Amy ..." Here was where I should have said, "Amy loves Mom." But I couldn't tell Go that Amy loved our mother, because after all that time, Amy still barely knew our mother. Their few meetings had left them both baffled. Amy would dissect the conversations for days after—"And what did she mean by ..."—as if my mother were some ancient peasant tribeswoman arriving from the tundra with an armful of raw yak meat and some buttons for bartering, trying to get something from Amy that wasn't on offer.”
Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl

Elisabeth Egan
“As much as I like my sister-in-law, I didn't want her two cents. This was a conversation for siblings, with in-laws as invested observers.”
Elisabeth Egan, A Window Opens

Chelsea Ballinger
“My future in-laws are out shopping and plotting my demise, I suppose.”
Chelsea Ballinger, Sinners & Saints

Deborah Meyler
“But in this case,” he continues, tracing the line of the plasterwork with one finger, “I feel that there is one cliché that sums up my position so admirably that it would be pure egotism to attempt a more interesting periphrasis. Plain speaking, therefore, there is to be.
“There is undoubtedly a strong possibility, notwithstanding the vagaries of contingency and misfortune, that my son might
have fallen—or might, we could say, have voluntarily jumped, in accordance with the ethical codes with which he has been brought up—for a play you have made with some success, although, as I am persuaded you would concede, very little originality.”
Plain speaking if you’re Henry James, perhaps.”
Deborah Meyler, The Bookstore

“There are so many of you, and you are still just the way I thought I'd grow up, with all that was enviably grown-up about you: the lace tops with modesty inserts, and the spangles as if for nights out, the stiff hair, the cardigans grown over with a fungus of secondary sexual characteristics--bristling with embroidery and drooping with labial frills.”
Joanna Walsh, Vertigo

Julia Quinn
“You married into the family. You have to love me. It's a contractual obligation.”
Julia Quinn, It's in His Kiss

G.K. Chesterton
“Those nearest to our nearest may not happen to be the people who would have been our chief chosen friends, but they must be our friends; or memories are wounded and life made very ugly.”
G.K. Chesterton, The Collected Works of G.K. Chesterton Volume 04: What's Wrong with the World; The Superstition or Divorce; Eugenics and Other Evils; Divorce vs. Democracy; Social Reform vs. Birth Control

Lisa Kleypas
“Making a shallow bow, Marcus smiled at Daisy, for whom he thought he could easily develop a brotherly affection. The slightness of her form and her sweetly exuberant spirit reminded him of Livia in her younger years.”
Lisa Kleypas, It Happened One Autumn

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