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Family Quotes

Family quote - I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as wel
I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.

J.R.R. Tolkien , The Fellowship of the Ring


Family quote - Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.
Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.

George Burns


Family quote - One can never have enough socks,
One can never have enough socks," said Dumbledore. "Another Christmas has come and gone and I didn't get a single pair. People will insist on giving me books.

J.K. Rowling , Chapterhouse: Dune


Family quote - The capacity for friendship is God's way of apologizing for our families.
The capacity for friendship is God's way of apologizing for our families.

Jay McInerney , The Last of the Savages


Family quote - Youth can not know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be
Youth can not know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young.

J.K. Rowling , Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix


Family quote - Families are messy. Immortal families are eternally messy. Sometimes the best we can do is to remind
Families are messy. Immortal families are eternally messy. Sometimes the best we can do is to remind each other that we're related for better or for worse...and try to keep the maiming and killing to a minimum.

Rick Riordan , The Sea of Monsters


Family quote - All parents damage their children. It cannot be helped. Youth, like pristine glass, absorbs the prin
All parents damage their children. It cannot be helped. Youth, like pristine glass, absorbs the prints of its handlers. Some parents smudge, others crack, a few shatter childhoods completely into jagged little pieces, beyond repair.

Mitch Albom For One More Day , Les cinq personnes que j'ai rencontrees la-haut


Family quote - When everything goes to hell, the people who stand by you without flinching -- they are your family.
When everything goes to hell, the people who stand by you without flinching -- they are your family.

Jim Butcher


When God Created Mothers"

When the Good Lord was creating mothers, He was into His sixth day of "overtime" when the angel appeared and said. "You're doing a lot of fiddling around on this one."
And God said, "Have you read the specs on this order?" She has to be completely washable, but not plastic. Have 180 moveable parts...all replaceable. Run on black coffee and leftovers. Have a lap that disappears when she stands up. A kiss that can cure anything from a broken leg to a disappointed love affair. And six pairs of hands."
The angel shook her head slowly and said. "Six pairs of hands.... no way."
It's not the hands that are causing me problems," God remarked, "it's the three pairs of eyes that mothers have to have."
That's on the standard model?" asked the angel. God nodded.
One pair that sees through closed doors when she asks, 'What are you kids doing in there?' when she already knows. Another here in the back of her head that sees what she shouldn't but what she has to know, and of course the ones here in front that can look at a child when he goofs up and say. 'I understand and I love you' without so much as uttering a word."
God," said the angel touching his sleeve gently, "Get some rest tomorrow...."
I can't," said God, "I'm so close to creating something so close to myself. Already I have one who heals herself when she is sick...can feed a family of six on one pound of hamburger...and can get a nine year old to stand under a shower."
The angel circled the model of a mother very slowly. "It's too soft," she sighed.
But tough!" said God excitedly. "You can imagine what this mother can do or endure."
Can it think?"
Not only can it think, but it can reason and compromise," said the Creator.
Finally, the angel bent over and ran her finger across the cheek.
There's a leak," she pronounced. "I told You that You were trying to put too much into this model."
It's not a leak," said the Lord, "It's a tear."
What's it for?"
It's for joy, sadness, disappointment, pain, loneliness, and pride."
You are a genius, " said the angel.
Somberly, God said, "I didn't put it there.

Erma Bombeck , When God Created Mothers


Family quote - The homemaker has the ultimate career. All other careers exist for one purpose only - and that is to
The homemaker has the ultimate career. All other careers exist for one purpose only - and that is to support the ultimate career.

C.S. Lewis


Family quote - After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one's own relations.
After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one's own relations.

Oscar Wilde , A Woman of No Importance


There is no such thing as a "broken family." Family is family, and is not determined by marriage certificates, divorce papers, and adoption documents. Families are made in the heart. The only time family becomes null is when those ties in the heart are cut. If you cut those ties, those people are not your family. If you make those ties, those people are your family. And if you hate those ties, those people will still be your family because whatever you hate will always be with you.

C. JoyBell C.


Family quote - Parents are like God because you wanna know they're out there, and you want them to think well of yo
Parents are like God because you wanna know they're out there, and you want them to think well of you, but you really only call when you need something.

Chuck Palahniuk , Invisible Monsters


Family quote - I know all those words, but that sentence makes no sense to me.
I know all those words, but that sentence makes no sense to me.

Matt Groening


Family quote - That's what people do who love you. They put their arms around you and love you when you're not so l
That's what people do who love you. They put their arms around you and love you when you're not so lovable.

Deb Caletti


Family quote - One day you will do things for me that you hate. That is what it means to be family.
One day you will do things for me that you hate. That is what it means to be family.

Jonathan Safran Foer


Family quote - I have learned that to be with those I like is enough
I have learned that to be with those I like is enough

Walt Whitman


Family quote - My dear young cousin, if there's one thing I've learned over the eons, it's that you can't give up o
My dear young cousin, if there's one thing I've learned over the eons, it's that you can't give up on your family, no matter how tempting they make it.

Rick Riordan


I may not always be with you
But when we're far apart
Remember you will be with me
Right inside my heart

Marc Wambolt , Poems from the Heart


Family quote - You must remember, family is often born of blood, but it doesn't depend on blood. Nor is it exclusiv
You must remember, family is often born of blood, but it doesn't depend on blood. Nor is it exclusive of friendship. Family members can be your best friends, you know. And best friends, whether or not they are related to you, can be your family.

Trenton Lee Stewart , The Mysterious Benedict Society


Family quote - If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.
If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.

George Bernard Shaw


Family quote - I don't care about whose DNA has recombined with whose. When everything goes to hell, the people who
I don't care about whose DNA has recombined with whose. When everything goes to hell, the people who stand by you without flinching--they are your family.

Jim Butcher


Family quote - Parents were the only ones obligated to love you; from the rest of the world you had to earn it.
Parents were the only ones obligated to love you; from the rest of the world you had to earn it.

"My Name Is Memory" by Ann Brashares , Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood


Hermes gazed up at the stars. 'My dear young cousin, if there's one thing I've learned over the eons, it's that you can't give up on your family, no matter how tempting they make it. It doesn't matter if they hate you, or embarrass you, or simply don't appreciate your genius for inventing the Internet--

Rick Riordan , The Sea of Monsters


Family quote - Friends are the family you choose (~ Nin/Ithilnin, Elven rogue).
Friends are the family you choose (~ Nin/Ithilnin, Elven rogue).

Jess C. Scott


Family quote - The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's lif
The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life. Rarely do members of one family grow up under the same roof.

Richard Bach , Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah


Family quote - When your mother asks,
When your mother asks, "Do you want a piece of advice?" it's a mere formality. It doesn't matter if you answer yes or no. You're going to get it anyway.

Erma Bombeck


Family quote - Together in our house, in the firelight, we are the world made small.
Together in our house, in the firelight, we are the world made small.

Jennifer Donnelly


Family quote - Home is people. Not a place. If you go back there after the people are gone, then all you can see is
Home is people. Not a place. If you go back there after the people are gone, then all you can see is what is not there any more.

Robin Hobb


Abe held my gaze a bit longer and then broke into an easy smile. ʺOf course, of course. This is a family gathering. A celebration. And look: hereʹs our newest member.ʺ
Dimitri had joined us and wore black and white like my mother and me. He stood beside me, conspicuously not touching. ʺMr. Mazur,ʺ he said formally, nodding a greeting to both of them. ʺGuardian Hathaway.ʺ
Dimitri was seven years older than me, but right then, facing my parents, he looked like he was sixteen and about to pick me up for a date.
ʺAh, Belikov,ʺ said Abe, shaking Dimitriʹs hand. ʺIʹd been hoping weʹd run into each other. Iʹd really like to get to know you better. Maybe we can set aside some time to talk, learn more about life, love, et cetera. Do you like to hunt? You seem like a hunting man. Thatʹs what we should do sometime. I know a great spot in the woods. Far, far away. We could make a day of it. Iʹve certainly got a lot of questions Iʹd like to ask you. A lot of things Iʹd like to tell you too.ʺ
I shot a panicked look at my mother, silently begging her to stop this. Abe had spent a good deal of time talking to Adrian when we dated, explaining in vivid and gruesome detail exactly how Abe expected his daughter to be treated. I did not want Abe taking Dimitri off alone into the wilderness, especially if firearms were involved.
ʺActually,ʺ said my mom casually. ʺIʹd like to come along. I also have a number of questions—especially about when you two were back at St. Vladimirʹs.ʺ
ʺDonʹt you guys have somewhere to be?ʺ I asked hastily. ʺWeʹre about to start.ʺ
That, at least, was true. Nearly everyone was in formation, and the crowd was quieting. ʺOf course,ʺ said Abe. To my astonishment, he brushed a kiss over my forehead before stepping away. ʺIʹm glad youʹre back.ʺ Then, with a wink, he said to Dimitri:
ʺLooking forward to our chat.ʺ
ʺRun,ʺ I said when they were gone. ʺIf you slip out now, maybe they wonʹt notice. Go back to Siberia."
"Actually," said Dimitri, "I'm pretty sure Abe
would
notice. Don't worry, Roza. I'm not afraid. I'll take whatever heat they give me over being with you. It's worth it.

Richelle Mead , Last Sacrifice


How're we getting to King's Cross tomorrow, Dad?" asked Fred as they dug into a sumptuous pudding.
"The Ministry's providing a couple of cars," said Mr. Weasley.
Everyone looked up at him.
"Why?" said Percy curiously.
"It's because of you, Perce," said George seriously. "And there'll be little flags on the hoods, with HB on them-"
"-for Humongous Bighead," said Fred.

J.K. Rowling , Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban


Family quote - That sounds terrific, thought Cary, just you, your comatose wife your shell-shocked son, and your da
That sounds terrific, thought Cary, just you, your comatose wife your shell-shocked son, and your daughter who hates your guts. Not to mention that your two kids may be in love with each other. Yeah, that sounds like a perfect family reunion.

Cassandra Clare , City of Bones


Family quote - There comes a time in your life when you have to choose to turn the page, write another book or simp
There comes a time in your life when you have to choose to turn the page, write another book or simply close it.

Shannon L. Alder


Family quote - As mothers and daughters, we are connected with one another. My mother is the bones of my spine, kee
As mothers and daughters, we are connected with one another. My mother is the bones of my spine, keeping me straight and true. She is my blood, making sure it runs rich and strong. She is the beating of my heart. I cannot now imagine a life without her.

Kristin Hannah , Summer Island


Family quote - Nothing like watching your relatives fight, I always say.
Nothing like watching your relatives fight, I always say.

Rick Riordan , The Lightning Thief


Family quote - Your children are the greatest gift God will give to you, and their souls the heaviest responsibilit
Your children are the greatest gift God will give to you, and their souls the heaviest responsibility He will place in your hands. Take time with them, teach them to have faith in God. Be a person in whom they can have faith. When you are old, nothing else you've done will have mattered as much.

Lisa Wingate


Family quote - You can measure the happiness of a marriage by the number of scars that each partner carries on thei
You can measure the happiness of a marriage by the number of scars that each partner carries on their tongues, earned from years of biting back angry words.

Elizabeth Gilbert , Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage


Family quote - Then I discovered that being related is no guarantee of love!
Then I discovered that being related is no guarantee of love!

Stieg Larsson , The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo


Family quote - But grief makes a monster out of us sometimes . . . and sometimes you say and do things to the peopl
But grief makes a monster out of us sometimes . . . and sometimes you say and do things to the people you love that you can't forgive yourself for.

Melina Marchetta , On the Jellicoe Road


Family quote - A dog reflects the family life. Whoever saw a frisky dog in a gloomy family, or a sad dog in a happy
A dog reflects the family life. Whoever saw a frisky dog in a gloomy family, or a sad dog in a happy one? Snarling people have snarling dogs, dangerous people have dangerous ones.

Arthur Conan Doyle , The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes


Family quote - I also believe that parents, if they love you, will hold you up safely, above their swirling waters,
I also believe that parents, if they love you, will hold you up safely, above their swirling waters, and sometimes that means you'll never know what they endured, and you may treat them unkindly, in a way you otherwise wouldn't.

Mitch Albom For One More Day , For One More Day


Family quote - You can kiss your family and friends good-bye and put miles between you, but at the same time you ca
You can kiss your family and friends good-bye and put miles between you, but at the same time you carry them with you in your heart, your mind, your stomach, because you do not just live in a world but a world lives in you.

Frederick Buechner


Legion, cuneum formate!’ Reyna yelled. ‘Advance!’ Another cheer on Jason’s right as Percy and Annabeth reunited with the forces of Camp Half-Blood.

‘Greeks!’ Percy yelled. ‘Let’s, um, fight stuff!’ They yelled like banshees and charged.

Jason grinned. He loved the Greeks. They had no organization whatsoever, but they made up for it with enthusiasm.

Rick Riordan


To lose a brother is to lose someone with whom you can share the experience of growing old, who is supposed to bring you a sister-in-law and nieces and nephews, creatures who people the tree of your life and give it new branches. To lose your father is to lose the one whose guidance and help you seek, who supports you like a tree trunk supports its branches. To lose your mother, well, that is like losing the sun above you. It is like losing--I'm sorry, I would rather not go on.

Yann Martel Life of Pi , Life of Pi


Family quote - I love you enough to never make you choose.
I love you enough to never make you choose.

Katie McGarry , Pushing the Limits


Family quote - Being a detective isn't all about torture and murder and monsters. Sometimes it gets truly unpleasan
Being a detective isn't all about torture and murder and monsters. Sometimes it gets truly unpleasant...The fate of the world may depend on whether or not you can bring yourself to visit your relatives.

Derek Landy


Family quote - Friends are God's way of apologizing for your family.
Friends are God's way of apologizing for your family.

Dr. Wayne W. Dyer , ‎The Power of Intention‎


Fred, you next," the plump woman said.
"I'm not Fred, I'm George," said the boy. "Honestly, woman, you call yourself our mother? Can't you tell I'm George?"
"Sorry, George, dear."
"Only joking, I am Fred," said the boy and off he went.

J.K. Rowling , Chapterhouse: Dune


Family quote - Home is where you are loved the most and act the worst.
Home is where you are loved the most and act the worst.

Marjorie Pay Hinckley