Family Drama Quotes

Quotes tagged as "family-drama" (showing 1-30 of 128)
Sierra D. Waters
“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?”
Sierra D. Waters, Debbie.

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.

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

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

Sherman Alexie
“There are family mysteries I cannot solve. There are family mysteries I am unwilling to solve.”
Sherman Alexie, You Don't Have to Say You Love Me

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

Jill Shalvis
“There's a big difference between want and need," she muttered to herself, picking her pad and pen back up. "I mean I want a bikini body, but I need chicken nuggets.”
Jill Shalvis, Lost and Found Sisters

Jill Shalvis
“Some people aren't meant to stay in your life. But, that doesn't mean you can't carry a piece of them in your heart.”
Jill Shalvis, Lost and Found Sisters

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

Jill Shalvis
“Mom used to tell me not to worry when people didn't get me. People throw rocks at things that shine - from the mixed up files of Tilly Adam's journal”
Jill Shalvis, Lost and Found Sisters

“Honesty never was the best policy.That proverb was only intended for those who had no money,no dignity and no suitable standard of living.Don't give me such shoddy talk.Honesty breeds objectionable implications.If we were always honest with each other,we would have more enemies,there would be no point in achieving our goals,there would be more suicides and above all every person's weaknesses would be exposed."
-Tasmin Jahan,The root of all Evil”
Tasmin Jahan, The Root Of All Evil

Jill Shalvis
“His expression was strained. "I'm trying like hell to be the good guy here. I need you to go inside and lock the door behind you to keep out of trouble."

"I thought Wildstone was safe."

"It is. The trouble isn't going to come from the unknown. It's going to come from me. Go, Quinn. Now. And lock your door."

She stared up at him, mesmerized by the thought of him being trouble, images going through her head of him proving it to her, all of them involving little to no clothing and a bed.”
Jill Shalvis, Lost and Found Sisters

“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

Sara Zarr
“I couldn't see beyond the walls of our apartment or the few miles between home and school. Every day was about getting through it. Every weekend was about getting back to school, where there could be some structure and my routines.”
Sara Zarr, Gem & Dixie

“Let go of trying to change someone. Living as a positive example creates postive changes in those around you.”
Eileen Anglin

Jill Shalvis
“I'm a lesbian. I'm not dead.”
Jill Shalvis, Lost and Found Sisters

Sara Zarr
“Stuff happens to most people. One thing going wrong, I mean. One family member missing a chance to help. One who cuts you off. One person with her own shit to deal with. One of those things isn't enough to send you falling through the cracks. But all of them together, they accumulate. An abandoned mother here. A missing uncle there. A disappearing father 2 generations back. A friendship broken by fear or mistrust or addiction. Genes that make you vulnerable to certain problems. Two children who aren't loved right meeting up when they're not really adults yet and having 2 more children who aren't loved right. It adds up. It all adds up.”
Sara Zarr, Gem & Dixie

Sara Zarr
“We had this time. We had this little bit of time together for being honest. It felt sharp and finite, like it could end any second without warning. "I know you want me to be different than I am," I said. "But you could have helped me be more of what you wanted by actually talking to me. Telling me things.”
Sara Zarr, Gem & Dixie

Heather  O'Brien
“There are only two things you’ll ever need to know about me, Farin—and you should know them well. I’m very smart, and I’m very rich.”
Heather O'Brien, The Ties That Bind

Sara Zarr
“Kip is still one of my best friends. When you have a shared experience with someone who showed you some kindness when you needed it most, it sticks with you.”
Sara Zarr, Gem & Dixie

Jane Smiley
“But now I saw with fresh conviction that is was us, all of us, who were failing, and the hallmark of our failure was the way we ate with our heads down, hungrily, quickly, because there was nothing else to do at the table”
Jane Smiley, A Thousand Acres

Zøe Haslie
“She needs you, Daniel. She needs her father.”
Zøe Haslie, Just For A While

Sharon Creech
“It is not a good idea to call yourself a sardine in a family like Leo's, who will not let you forget it.”
Sharon Creech, Replay

Sarah  Clay
“But be grateful that your dad left you with two people who loved you both, who provided you with an amazing childhood” She reaches out for my hand and I let her take it in hers “For whatever reason he had, he still made sure you were safe and taken care of, it could have been worse Ry. You could have been left with someone who hated your very existence.”
Sarah Clay, Never Enough

Sarah  Clay
“I don't know why you weren't around for him and Jase but I know you love them. You knew Gran and Gramps would give them everything you felt you couldn't”
Sarah Clay, Never Enough

Haruki Murakami
“- Lei non è di quella zona? - gli chiese il fotografo che viaggiava con lui.
- Sì, - rispose.
Tuttavia non telefonò ai suoi. Junpei prese l'aereo e ritornò a Tokyo e alla sua solita routine. Non accendeva la televisione e non apriva i giornali. Quando si parlava di terremoto, taceva. Era un'eco da un passato morto e lontano. Dopo la laurea non aveva mai più messo piede in quella città. Ma ciononostante le immagini di quel paesaggio in rovina avevano riaperto in lui ferite nascoste. Sembrava che quel disastro immane, fatale, stesse modificando impercettibilmente ma inesorabilmente diversi aspetti della sua vita. Provava un profondo senso di solitudine, mai avvertito prima.
Non ho nessuna radice, pensava, non sono legato a nulla.”
Haruki Murakami, After the Quake

“It's like we grew up in a war zone," he told Rene. He laughed. "God. Jesus." He got serious. "I'm not kidding," he said.”
Paula Saunders

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