Family Relationships Quotes

Quotes tagged as "family-relationships" (showing 1-30 of 520)
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Patrick Ness
“And yeah, I know most people would think it weird that two guy friends touch as much as we do, but when you choose your family, you get to choose how it is between you, too. This is how we work. I hope you get to choose your family and I hope it means as much to you as mine does to me.”
Patrick Ness, The Rest of Us Just Live Here

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

Liz Moore
“Only humans can hurt one another, Ada thought; only humans falter and betray one another with a stunning, fearsome frequency. As David's family had done to him; as David had done to her. And Ada would do it too. She would fail other people throughout her life, inevitably, even those she loved best.”
Liz Moore, The Unseen World

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.

Dorothy Allison
“Twenty years after we had left so fierce and proud, we were all right back where we had started, yoked to each other and the same old drama.”
Dorothy Allison, Trash: Stories

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

Stephen Chbosky
“My grandfather was crying. The kind of quiet that is quiet and a secret. The kind of crying that only I noticed. I thought about him going into my mom's room when she was little and hitting my mom and holding up her report card and saying that her bad grades would never happen again. And I think now that maybe he meant my older brother. Or my sister. Or me. That he would make sure that he was the one to work in a mill. I don't know if that's good or bad. I don't know if it's better to have your kids be happy and not go to college. I don't know if it's better to be close with your daughter or make sure she has a better life than you do. I just don't know.”
Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Matt Haig
“This is the whole stupid thing about all these unblood relationships. They depend on people staying the same, standing in the same spot they were in over a decade ago, when they first met. Surely the reality is that connections between people aren't permanent, but fleeting and random, like a solar eclipse or clouds meeting in the sky. They exist in a constantly moving universe full of constantly moving objects.”
Matt Haig, The Radleys

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