«Your own family resemblances are a frustrating code, most easily read by those who know you least.»

Barbara Kingsolver

«I carry my roots with me all the time rolled up, I use them as my pilllow.»

Francisco X. Alarcón

«But my family I had always had a duty to love, no matter how they had wronged me.»

Rosamund Hodge

«i've found the best way to give advice to your children,is to find out what they want,and then advise them to do it»

Harry Truman

«Ohana means family - no one gets left behind, and no one is ever forgotten.' <3»

Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois

«Children naturally believe without question and absorb knowledge at an incredible rate; since there is no other frame of reference; they believe their parental reality, true or false.»

David W. Earle

«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

«A person can’t possibly live without the one person that gave them life.»

Trina Etmanskie

«Do not measure the number of tragedies you suffer, quantify the success derived from the.»

Jacqueline Susann

«Whose team are you on?” I ask him.  »

JohnA Passaro

«My niece just turned one. I gave her a birthday card that read, "If you can read this, Happy Birthday!»

Jarod Kintz

«Even if Mary gives birth to a child who is not her husband's, if she has a shining pride, they become a holy mother and child.»

Osamu Dazai

«It's not that parents love their children less than in generations past. It's that they no longer receive consistent societal support for the belief that parenting is their highest priority...TV messages championed rather then detracted from wholesome ideals... maybe "the old days" before the societal changes of the '60s weren't perfect, but they allowed a bevy of family-friendly forces to surround parents with encouragement for their mission...»

Diane Medved

«They were my family, yet they were strangers.»

Maria V. Snyder

«As you can see marriage is about putting away selfishness and taking on the concept of teamwork.»

Jim George

«I thought back to that precious moment ... when he'd first pulled me into his arms. How strong I'd felt. That same feeling of strength had washed over me afresh when Twila and the other Splendora sisters prayed with me. And now, as I watched my parents embrace, I realized the truth: there really is strength in numbers. No matter what I faced in this life, I could handle it with the people I loved surrounding me.»

Janice Thompson

«I guess there's a Use By date when it comes to blaming your parents for how messed up you are.»

Nathan Filer

«Will is… difficult,” Jem said. “But family is difficult. If I didn’t think the Institute was the best place for you, Tessa, I wouldn’t say it was. And one can build one’s own family. I know you feel inhuman, and as if you were set apart, away from life and love, but…” His voice cracked a little, the first time Tessa had heard him sound unsure. He cleared his throat. “I promise you, the right man won’t care.»

Cassandra Clare

«All problems, though appearing outside of you, must be resolved within YOU.»

Vivian Amis

«...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

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

Shannon L. Alder