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Family Quotes

27 of the best book quotes about family
  1. #1
    “We must take care of our families, wherever we find them.”
  2. #2
    “Aunt Helen was the only one who hugged me.”
  3. #3
    “A lot of kids at school hate their parents. Some of them got hit. And some of them got caught in the middle of wrong lives.”
  4. #4
    “They have not the heart for this battle. So think of your families, think of your homes, and remember it is they you are defending.”
  5. #5
    “Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we’d give blood.”
  6. #6
    Let the tears which fell, and the broken words which were exchanged in the long close embrace between the orphans, be sacred.
  7. #7
    A father, sister, and mother, were gained, and lost, in that one moment.
  8. #8
    “I called all my brothers and uncles and aunts and I said, ‘Listen here! Here’s a wonderful chance for the whole Once-ler Family to get mighty rich.‘”
  9. #9
    “The sun looks down on nothing half so good as a household laughing together over a meal.”
  1. #10
    “I do think that families are the most beautiful things in all the world!”
    author
    Louisa May Alcott
    book
    Little Women
    character
    Jo
    concept
    Family
  2. #11
    “I know that while you are pleased with yourself you will think of us with affection, and we shall hear regularly from you. You must pardon me if I regard any interruption in your correspondence as a proof that your other duties are equally neglected.”
  3. #12
    In the dawn of morning there lay the poor little one, with pale cheeks and smiling mouth, leaning against the wall; she had been frozen to death on the last evening of the year . . . No one imagined what beautiful things she had seen, nor into what glory she had entered with her grandmother, on New-year’s day.
  4. #13
    “Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.”
  5. #14
    “Grandmother,” cried the little one, “O take me with you; I know you will go away when the match burns out; you will vanish like the warm stove, the roast goose, and the large, glorious Christmas-tree.”
  6. #15
    They were just so all-around awful you could hardly believe they were real: Ralph, Imogene, Leroy, Claude, Ollie, and Gladys--six skinny, stringy-haired kids all alike except for being different sizes and having different black-and-blue places where they had clonked each other.
  7. #16
    “All I had to do was swap my memories for theirs, and I could have my family.”
  8. #17
    “She seemed to know that if she swayed the family shook, and if she ever really deeply wavered or despaired the family would fall, the family will to function would be gone.”
  9. #18
    “Turned on its side, the brick announced a happy bee family, no Ozzie, just Harriet and her ten thousand daughters.”
  1. #19
    Mothers are often fondest of the child which has caused them the greatest pain.
  2. #20
    “Christmas Day will always be
    Just as long as we have we.”
  3. #21
    [S]he made haste to light the whole bundle of matches, for she wished to keep her grandmother there. And the matches glowed with a light that was brighter than the noon-day, and her grandmother had never appeared so large or so beautiful. She took the little girl in her arms, and they both flew upwards in brightness and joy far above the earth, where there was neither cold nor hunger nor pain, for they were with God.
  4. #22
    “When you get . . . to the end, you see that love and family are all there is. Nothing else matters.”
  5. #23
    “I never wanted to go away, and the hard part now is leaving you all. I’m not afraid, but it seems as if I should be homesick for you even in heaven.”
  6. #24
    “Christmas Day is in our grasp
    So long as we have hands to grasp.”
  7. #25
    “I have lived through much, and now I think I have found what is needed for happiness. A quiet secluded life in the country, with the possibility of being useful to people to whom it is easy to do good, and who are not accustomed to have it done to them; then work which one hopes may be of some use; then rest, nature, books, music, love for one’s neighbor - such is my idea of happiness. And then, on top of all that, you for a mate, and children, perhaps - what more can the heart of a man desire?”
  8. #26
    “The love, respect, and confidence of my children was the sweetest reward I could receive for my efforts to be the woman I would have them copy.”
  9. #27
    “She seemed to know, to accept, to welcome her position, the citadel of the family, the strong place that could not be taken. And since Tom and the children could not know hurt or fear unless she acknowledged hurt and fear, she has practiced denying them in herself.”
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