Family

«We want to climb in with you,' Dermot said. 'We'll all sleep better.'»

Charlaine Harris


«I remember Cannae," she said, raising her head, "when we thought all was lost. Carthage had defeated us, and there were those who gave up hope. Yet we survived, by our fortitude, and by believing that we should endure. There are times, Marcus, when courage is all you have."»

Paul Waters


«A family is a mystery.»

Sharon Olds


«...it is love, imperfect and unordered, that keeps them apart, even as it holds them somehow together...»

Judith Guest


«All through dinner Arturo and I held hands under the table like a couple of kids, and that made the dinner quite wonderful, even though Mrs. Fletcher kept staring at Olivia as though committing her to memory. It got so bad that Olivia turned to her husband and said: "Has it happened at last, Gerald? Have I become a curiosity?»

Helen Oyeyemi


«we must take care of our families wherever we find them.»

Elizabeth Gilbert


«She serves me a piece of it a few minutes»

Raymond Carver


«The fact is that blaming doesn't get you anywhere. It keeps you stuck. Blaming stops you from moving on with your life.»

Jane Green


«I should name my future son after an orgasm sound.
Not mine—his mother’s. It’d be silly to name him Eek, after my orgasm sound, because that’s his uncle’s name, and that’d be too confusing.»

Jarod Kintz


«it was weird. Would you believe it if some supermodel called you up and told you she was your sister?’»

Robert Galbraith


«As our lives speed up more and more, so do our children's. We forget and thus they forget that there is nothing more important than the present moment. We forget and thus they forget to relax, to find spiritual solitude, to let go of the past, to quiet ambition, to fully enjoy the eating of a strawberry, the scent of a rose, the touch of a hand on a cheek...»

Michael Gurian


«I was crying on the inside, but on the outside, to the casual observer, and to the man who was dying, I was laughing. That man was my father, and I haven’t laughed that hard since his funeral. Ah, but that’s life, no?»

Jarod Kintz


«I will always love my mother for who she is and everything she does.»

Tammy-Louise Wilkins


«When Tito was born, I was writing my fifth novel.»

Diogo Mainardi


«What if all I'd ever known was how it had been for the past three years - me being an unwanted outsider in my own family?»

P.C. Cast


«I came to this house for safety. They came because the foster care system ran out of homes. We stayed because we were stray pieces of other puzzles, tired of never fitting.»

Katie McGarry


«You don't turn your back on family, even when they do.»

Dominic Toretto


«He laughs. And in his laugh I hear bliss. I hear feet dancing, the rush of skirts twirling. The sound of children.»

Alyson Richman


«The only principle of Success in Life :"You must be present to win.»

Abhishek Shukla


«Adoption is grief in reverse.»

Jody Cantrell Dyer


«I went to my grandmother, your great-great-grandmother, and asked her to write a letter. She was my mother's mother. Your father's mother's mother's mother. I hardly knew her. I didn't have any interest in knowing her. I have no need for the past, I thought, like a child. I did not consider that the past might have a need for me.»

Jonathan Safran Foer


«Sometimes, Chelsea, I wonder, how you get by from day to day. It's a good thing you're so voluptuous.»

Chelsea Handler


«Just thinking of your laughter gives me courage. . .»

Rosamund Lupton


«...bands fall out. But at the end of the day, they're like family. You get back together because you have to, because you're stronger together than you are apart.»

Antony John


«At least it was love we were showing initially, and not hatred and violence like you did in the end.»

Sarah Swainson


«Maybe family were the people who came looking for you when you were lost.»

Vikki Wakefield


«But I was afraid of the questions (much more than the accusations) you might both put to me.»

J.D. Salinger


«I had a dream about you. We were running on the beach, holding hands. It was a nude beach, but we were the only ones wearing clothes. You wore a bikini, and I wore my dead grandma’s dress—with my grandma still in it.
»

Jarod Kintz


«Mom always said too much chocolate is like having too much love—you can't get enough-Geraldine Solon, Chocolicious»

Geraldine Solon


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

Andrea K. Höst