«Such an Ibisian scene: both their faces were formal masks, their posture correct, pain kept inside where it cut deeper.»

Andrea K. Höst

«But to mourn, that's different. To mourn is to be eaten alive with homesickness for the person.»

Olive Ann Burns

«Memory is capricious. I can look back and see decadence, old bigots, the constant racial slurs, the bores, the wild cards, the bighearted, the family album of alcoholics, the saints, the old aunt propped in a chair saying only "da-da," the slow-motion suicides, but at four, six, ten, they loomed, powerful, not as types but as themselves. Among them, logic takes wing." (pg. 31)»

Frances Mayes

«The only goal in life is to be happy, genuinely, intensely and consistently , regardless of what it looks like to others.»

Abhishek Shukla

«It's the family you choose that counts.»

Andrew Vachss

«That's the kind of shit you do for the people you love, even when you don't want them to know. You don't have to tell someone you love them. You scream it with your actions. See, you may say you don't love him, but your actions speak louder then you ever could. So, put your bow down and just tell him. I'm sure it'll be better received without a weapon in your hand.»

Lori Goodwin

«Mother is a verb. It's something you do. Not just who you are.»

Cheryl Lacey Donovan

«Your family should be there. Your family should always be there. What does it say about you if they aren't?»

Chris Lynch

«My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. She's ninety-seven now, and we don't know where the heck she is.»

Ellen DeGeneres

«Life is too short to be anything but happy. So kiss slowly. Love deeply. Forgive quickly. Take chances and never have regrets. Forget the past but remember what it taught you.»

Abhishek Shukla


Sondra A. Torres

«A godly woman is beyond average because she keeps her word. She honors her vows. She exhibits great faith. She overcomes great obstacles. And she affects her family, her community, even the world.»

Elizabeth George

«My mom died. Then my dad died. I’ll try to do better next time.»

Jarod Kintz

«Attitude determines Altitude.»

Stella Oladiran

«I don't have to tell you I love you. I fed you pancakes.»

Kathleen Flinn

«The child is right," she announced firmly.»

Mary Norton

«You can find anyone that will tell you what you want to hear, but the only one worth valuing is the one that tells you what you need to learn.»

Shannon L. Alder

«The family exists for many reasons, but its most basic function may be to draw together after a member dies.»

Stephen King

«You have been the great green adventure of my life. Without you my days would be unlit.»

Katherine Rundell

«This is my country, that is your country; these are the conceptions of narrow souls - to the liberal minded the whole world is a family.»

Virchand Gandhi

«Someone could cut through the mess in our house and look at it like one might look at rings on a tree or layers of sediment. They'd find the black-and-white hairs of a dog we had when I was six, the acid-washed jeans my mother once wore, the seven blood-soaked pillowcases from the time I skinned my knee. All our family secrets rest in endless piles.»

Holly Black

«The family is the cradle of the world's misinformation.»

Don DeLillo

«This is how you hold onto your family. You hold them with open hands so they are free to find futures of their own. It's just that simple.»

Richard Peck

«To be surrounded by sixty people who make your life miserable is to be at a family reunion. But to be surrounded by 600,000 people who make the whole world miserable is to live in Washington DC.»

Jarod Kintz

«Nico didn’t like to be touched, but somehow this brief contact with his father felt reassuring – the same way the Chapel of Bones was reassuring. Like death, his father’s presence was cold and often callous, but it was real – brutally honest, inescapably dependable.»

Rick Riordan

«I think what a family is shouldn't be so hard to see. It should be the one thing people know just by looking at you.»

Heidi W. Durrow

«Model the qualities that you want your children to show to each other.»

Elizabeth George

«Your body is a Temple. You are what you eat. Do not eat processed food, junk foods, filth, or disease carrying food, animals, or rodents. Some people say of these foods, 'well, it tastes good'.»

SupaNova Slom

«Clary curled up on the ground seeing in front of her not the shell of a destroyed town but the eyes of the brother and the sister that she would never have.»

Cassandra Clare

«They call me one of the 4 Devas, but I don't have any members in my faction. My life is all you need. They serve no use at all. They just happen to be my family. -Otose»

Hideaki Sorachi