Family Relationship Quotes

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“There is more to a boy than what his mother sees. There is more to a boy then what his father dreams. Inside every boy lies a heart that beats. And sometimes it screams, refusing to take defeat. And sometimes his father's dreams aren't big enough, and sometimes his mother's vision isn't long enough. And sometimes the boy has to dream his own dreams and break through the clouds with his own sunbeams.”
Ben Behunin, Remembering Isaac: The Wise and Joyful Potter of Niederbipp

Susan Ee
“My litter sister looks up at me.
Mom was right. Her eyes are the same as they've always been. Brown eyes fringed with long lashes and steeped with the memory of sweetness and light, laughter and joy - trapped in this mangled corpse-like face.
"It's all right, baby girl," I whisper into her hair as I hug her. "I'm here. I came for you."
Her face crumples and her eyes shine. "You came for me."
I stroke her hair. It's as silky as ever.”
Susan Ee, World After

Rick Riordan
“I wondered, not for the first time, why we Greek deities had never created a god of family therapy. We certainly could have used one. Or perhaps we had one before I was born, and she quit.”
Rick Riordan, The Burning Maze

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

Tamora Pierce
“Gran, for the gods' love, it's talk like yours that starts riots!" I said keeping my voice down. "Will you just put a stopper in it?"

She looked at me and sighed. "Girl, do you ever take a breath and wonder if folk don't put out bait for you? To see if you'll bite? You'll never get a man if you don't relax."

My dear old Gran. It's a wonder her children aren't every one of them as mad as priests, if she mangles their wits as she mangles mine.

"Granny, "I told her, "this is dead serious. I can't relax, no more than any Dog. I'm not shopping for a man. That's the last thing I need.”
Tamora Pierce, Bloodhound

Elizabeth C. Bunce
“Do other mothers behold their newborn sons as I did? Do they all find themselves stopped, breathless, in what they were doing to merely stare, in wonder, at the tiny life before them?”
Elizabeth C. Bunce, A Curse Dark as Gold

Michelle Zink
“I shake my head. "Remember, Mother. There are no mistakes."
She smiles through her tears, leaning in to kiss my cheek "No mistakes, my angel.”
Michelle Zink, Prophecy of the Sisters

Emma Daley
“I've decided that there isn't much difference in the way we treat our siblings and the way we treat our special someones. But at the end of it all we know our siblings have to forgive us...or they'll never be able to borrow our car.”
Emma Daley

Anne Perreault
“So, you see, you're not the only ones who have lost someone. War doesn't discriminate, Petra. We'll all have to deal with the scars. It's easier to handle when you know you're not alone and that your sins are forgiven.”
Anne Perreault, Defending My Father's House

Carole Cummings
“Caidi to Jacin: "Do you know why I love you?"

Jacin: "No."

Caidi: "Because you love so big, even when you don't want to. Because you can't help it. And because you need it back, but you don't know how to take it.”
Carole Cummings

“If the married life possess love and virtue, these will be both its duty and reward”
Thiruvalluvar, Thirukkural

Vikram Seth
“How rarely these few years, as work keeps up aloof,
Or fares, or one thing or another,
How we had days to spend under our parents' roof;
Myself, my sister, and my brother.

All five of us will die; to reckon from the past
This flesh and blood is unforgiving.
What's hard is that just one of us will be the last
To bear it all and go on living.”
Vikram Seth

Lisa Kleypas
“Phoebe knew West couldn't see beyond his own fears of being unworthy, of someday causing her unhappiness. But this high degree of concern was precisely what inclined her to trust him. One thing was clear: if she wanted him, she would have to be the pursuer.
West lounged on the floor between her two sons, a heavy forelock of dark hair falling over his forehead. "What does a chicken say?" he asked Stephen, holding up a wooden figure.
The toddler took it from him and answered, "Rowwr!"
West blinked in surprise and began to chuckle along with Justin. "By God, that is a fierce chicken."
Delighted by his effect on West, Stephen held up the chicken. "Rowwr," he growled again, and this time West and Justin collapsed in laughter. Quickly West reached out to the toddler's blond head, pulled him closer and crushed a brief kiss among the soft curls.
Had there been any doubts lingering in Phoebe's mind, they were demolished in that moment.
Oh, yes... I want this man.”
Lisa Kleypas, Devil's Daughter

“Scratch me and you get grief. It will well up surreptitiously and slip away down any declivity, perhaps undermining the foundations but keeping a low profile and trying not to inconvenience anybody.

Scratch my sister at your peril however, because you’ll get rage, a geyser of it, like hitting oil after drilling dry, hot rock for months and it suddenly, shockingly, plumes up into the sky, black and viscous, coating everything as it falls to earth.

Take care when you scratch.”
Vicki Laveau-Harvie, The Erratics

Dan Gemeinhart
“A found family is every bit as beautiful as a born family. Even more so, perhaps. Stories are about choices, after all, and to choose to be family is as wonderful a story as can be told.”
Dan Gemeinhart, The Midnight Children

Reggie Joiner
“The first priority of the family should be to establish a quality of relationship with each other that is a reflection of an authentic relationship with God. That may have been what Paul was aiming at when he wrote to the church in Ephesians 5 and 6 about the family.”
Reggie Joiner, Think Orange: Imagine the Impact When Church and Family Collide...

Jodi Picoult
“It is also a terrifying prospect: that the relationships we use as cornerstones of our personalities are not given by default but are a choice...
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Jodi Picoult, Vanishing Acts

Starr Z. Davies
“Love is a construct that makes us do crazy, irrational things.”
Starr Z. Davies, Ordinary

“Family will not agree on everything, nor will a family unit conform to one standard, but love is the common denominator that will bond a family.”
Wayne Chirisa

Avijeet Das
“Sometimes the Wanderer becomes the Family Man.”
Avijeet Das

Sophie Kinsella
“This family may be broken. It may be shattered. But it's my broken, shattered family. And I want to be here, I finally admit to myself. To be at the party, even if I'm invisible. This is the last hurrah, even if no one's cheering. I just can't walk away.”
Sophie Kinsella, The Party Crasher

“Where there is a family, there is sacrifices, happiness and love for others.”

“Family members are the relations where life begins and love never ends.”

Mia P. Manansala
“So that's why you're here. You're trying to help out Tita Rosie."
I looked her in the eye. "Just because I left doesn't mean I was never there for my family. We all help in whatever way we can. Not all the Macapagal kids are deadbeats.”
Mia P. Manansala, Arsenic and Adobo

Elen Chase
“She’s just another cousin. Prepare yourself because you’re going to hear this a lot. Everybody here is somebody’s cousin.”
Elen Chase, When we were sea and stars

Danna Smith
“But I'll tell you right now, when the blood inside of a stranger is inside you, you want to know who he is.”
Danna Smith, The Complete Book of Aspen

Danna Smith
“But I'll tell you right now, when the blood inside a stranger is inside you, you want to know who he is.”
Danna Smith, The Complete Book of Aspen

“The society puts too much emphasis on creating a family and not enough on being a good family man.”
Tamerlan Kuzgov

“Family: Find common ground, then jump up and down.”
Aegelis, Sophizo

Bernardo E. Lopes
“She read him like a first-grade teacher. She let him be free.”
Bernardo E. Lopes, Dona

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