«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

«Sometimes we can focus so much on nothing that we make it a big something of nothing»

Ricky Maye

«You can never please everybody, don't even try.»

Stella Oladiran

«God gives us relatives; thank God, we can choose our friends.»

Addison Mizner

«Not that she means anything by it, he knows. This is simply her lifelong habit of moderation at work, her need to tamp everything down to the routine, the modest, the tepid everyday. He understands the whole concept of boundaries, but there’s a point where this mania for normalizing turns toxic.»

Ben Fountain

«Blood can help make family, but family often transcends blood.»

DaShanne Stokes

«One probably hears about it.»

Jennifer Clarvoe

«Grandpa said I was speeding, but he drives as fast as a parked car, so anything that moves as fast as a statue is supersonic.

Jarod Kintz

«Family, like arsenic, works best in small doses...unless you prefer to die.»

David Levithan

«I did not want to set my world alight, to watch it burn because of the sister I had come to love too much.»

Sarah Swainson

«Our own front door can be a wonderful thing, or a sight we dread; rarely is it only a door.»

Jeanette Winterson

«Love doesn't make the world go 'round; love is what makes the ride worthwhile.»

Shannon L. Alder

«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

«I am about tribal feminine power. As a leader, I may stumble but my essence lives to the future-- of my people, of my literature, of my art. And when a tribesman turn against its leader, that tribe will become two. It may faulter my course, but it will not stifle my ending. I rule only among my believers.»

Kristie LeVangie

«The most dangerous flower is one that grows on a grave. Everybody in its vicinity is dead. That’s why I hand-picked it for my mother-in-law.»

Jarod Kintz

«Sometimes I think it is my fate to live in the wreckage and confusion of crumbling houses.»

Abdulrazak Gurnah

«I went to visit my dad. He didn’t say a word to me. Or if he did, I couldn’t hear it through the grass, the dirt, and his coffin lid.»

Jarod Kintz

«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