Family

«...we spend more time gazing at luminous screens than into the eyes of our loved ones.»

Charlie Brooker


«Daniel first kisses his brother in a town where no-one knows them, a no-account place that's barely even a town, just some buildings clustered around the highway: a smoky bar, an empty motel, a convenience store that only sells candy and condoms and beer. The nearest gas station is twenty miles away. The nearest bus station is fifty.»

Kirsty Logan


«People aren't born good or bad. Maybe they're born with tendencies either way, but it's the way you live your life that matters. And the people you know. Valentine was Hodge's friend, and I don't think Hodge really had anyone else in his life to challenge him or make him be a better person. If I'd had that life, I don't know how I would have turned out. But I didn't. I have my family. And I have you.»

Cassandra Clare


«Be as successful as a Smith.»

Gregory C Dugger


«Our most basic instinct is not for survival but for family. Most of us would give our own life for the survival of a family member, yet we lead our daily life too often as if we take our family for granted.»

Paul Pearsall


«It's not blood that makes us who we are," Dad said. "It's family. And it's not blood that makes us family. It's love.»

Rose Christo


«It’s all about “Priorities” There's No Such Thing as "Busy»

Abhishek Shukla


«My ashtray is full, the carton of cigarettes is empty, and I just cremated grandpa. But I never inhaled—or told him I loved him.»

Jarod Kintz


«Meatloaf is graphable in how far ahead it is in likeability categories. You can also play Mop the Floor with it. I make love like I make dinner that makes cleaning the kitchen more fun for the whole family.»

Jarod Kintz


«Hopefully, your marriage will bring added dimensions to love. Hopefully, your unique love will bring new meaning to all our lives. That success cannot be hidden. Good improves love. Evil poisons love. Nothing proves this more dramatically than how we treat our loved ones.»

Michael Ben Zehabe


«Sabeis como é, s'o pai é uma plantinha, quer logo qu'o filho seja árvore. S'o pai é uma pedra, o filho tem que ser uma montanha.»

Alfred Doblin


«Read it with sorrow and you will feel hate.»

Shannon L. Alder


«The Dutch fetishes who converted me tell me every Sunday that the blacks and whites are all children of one father, whom they call Adam. As for me, I do not understand anything of genealogies; but if what these preachers say is true, we are all second cousins; and you must allow that it is impossible to be worse treated by our relations than we are.»

Voltaire


«He tried drowning himself, but he only succeeded in taking a bath. That man was my dad, and I showed him how to tie a tie—and a noose.»

Jarod Kintz


«(You do not have to be shamed in my closeness. Family are the people who must never make you feel ashamed.)»

Jonathan Safran Foer


«Thank goodness, we can choose our friends. We have to take our relatives as they are, and be thankful…»

L.M. Montgomery


«You can always count on your family to love you. And to betray you. And then to feel guilty about it.»

Holly Black


«Church has believed that parents probably wont' assume responsibility for their own children's growth, so they have tried to become a parent substitute. This in turn ha s fostered parents to adopt a "drop-off" mentality. Maybe the greatest gift a church can give parents is the confidence and courage to do what God has wired them to do.»

Reggie Joiner


«It's a house. No more and no less. There isn't a structure on earth that could last forever. But a family goes on."»

Lisa Kleypas


«She loves him the way a mother should love their child. Thoroughly. Completely. To her, he's the most important person in the world and I'm so very happy they have that.»

Nyrae Dawn


«Ironically, girls who don't think so much about their family and are a little bit self-centred are not only happier themselves but also maintain good relationships with their families.»

Farahad Zama


«You can say that Lebanese has hundreds of lexemes for family relations. Family to the Lebanese is as snow to the Inuit.»

Rabih Alameddine


«Someday you'll understand. You'll have your own children, and they'll mean more to you than the world. A wife has to defend her children, even against her own husband. Not that I expect you to be easily cowed. But sometimes, despite all you say and do, your husband won't be dissuaded from folly. When that happens, as a mother you have to close ranks. Your first responsibility is to your children. To salvage what you can. Even if they hate you for it.»

David Walton


«Briec removed his»

G.A. Aiken


«In 1948 fishing was outlawed in Jacksonville by decree of the king. But nobody, besides my grandpa, listened to him, because he’d been dead for centuries—the king, not my grandpa. My grandpa had only been dead a decade.»

Jarod Kintz


«Mapleshade: "Your punishment is complete now, Crookedstar. You have lost everything."»

Erin Hunter


«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


«A monster’s not a monster to another monster. At least that’s what I thought when I saw my mother-in-law talking to a statue of Stalin.»

Jarod Kintz


«Time change - Moments don't.»

Abhishek Shukla


«Me: “I refuse to attend Support Group.”»

John Green