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Family Quotes

41 of the best book quotes about family
  1. #1
    “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.”
  2. #2
    “Christmas Day will always be
    Just as long as we have we.”
  3. #3
    “Christmas Day is in our grasp
    So long as we have hands to grasp.”
  4. #4
    “Aunt Helen was the only one who hugged me.”
  5. #5
    A man who doesn’t spend time with his family can never be a real man.
    author
    Mario Puzo
    book
    Godfather
    character
    Corleone
    concept
    Family
  6. #6
    “We must take care of our families, wherever we find them.”
  7. #7
    Weak or strong, clever or simple, we are all brothers.
    author
    George Orwell
    book
    Animal Farm
    character
    Old Major
    concept
    Family
  8. #8
    Atticus says you can choose your friends but you sho’ can’t choose your family, an’ they’re still kin to you no matter whether you acknowledge ‘em or not, and it makes you look right silly when you don’t.
  9. #9
    I believe, Messieurs, in loyalty---to one’s friends and one’s family and one’s caste.
  10. #10
    A man who is not a father to his children can never be a real man.
    author
    Mario Puzo
    book
    Godfather
    character
    Corleone
    concept
    Family
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Good Wives
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Under the Lilacs
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Rose in Bloom
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Eight Cousins
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Jo's Boys
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Little Men
  1. #11
    “It’s a funny thing about mothers and fathers. Even when their own child is the most disgusting little blister you could ever imagine, they still think that he or she is wonderful.”
  2. #12
    “I’ve got to get some seeds. I’ve got to get some seeds, right away. Nothing’s planted. I don’t have a thing in the ground.”
  3. #13
    “Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we’d give blood.”
  4. #14
    A father, sister, and mother, were gained, and lost, in that one moment.
  5. #15
    Let the tears which fell, and the broken words which were exchanged in the long close embrace between the orphans, be sacred.
  6. #16
    “The sun looks down on nothing half so good as a household laughing together over a meal.”
  7. #17
    “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.”
  8. #18
    “One after another our dear ones came running to the opposite bank, testifying in various ways their delight at our return, and hastening up on their side of the river, as we on ours, to the ford at which we had crossed in the morning. We were quickly on the other side, and, full of joy and affection, our happy party was once more united.”
  9. #19
    “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.‘”
  10. #20
    “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.”
  1. #21
    “Parents never underestimated the abilities of their own children. Quite the reverse. Sometimes it was well nigh impossible for a teacher to convince the proud father or mother that their beloved offspring was a complete nitwit.”
  2. #22
    “Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.”
  3. #23
    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. #24
    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.
  5. #25
    “All I had to do was swap my memories for theirs, and I could have my family.”
  6. #26
    “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.”
  7. #27
    “Turned on its side, the brick announced a happy bee family, no Ozzie, just Harriet and her ten thousand daughters.”
  8. #28
    “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.”
  9. #29
    “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
  10. #30
    “When you get . . . to the end, you see that love and family are all there is. Nothing else matters.”
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More Than Balloons book
6.2
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More Than Balloons
The Rag Coat book
6.1
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The Rag Coat
Penguin and Pinecone book
6.0
board book
Penguin and Pinecone
All the Places to Love book
6.0
picture book
All the Places to Love
The Trumpet of the Swan book
6.0
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The Trumpet of the Swan
Spot Loves His Daddy book
6.0
board book
Spot Loves His Daddy
Three Little Words book
6.0
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Three Little Words
Charlotte and the Rock book
5.9
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Charlotte and the Rock
  1. #31
    “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.”
  2. #32
    “I wonder if they’ll ever find out what really happened. I’ve been so busy staying alive I never thought of what this must be like for my parents.”
  3. #33
    [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. #34
    Mothers are often fondest of the child which has caused them the greatest pain.
  5. #35
    “It took untold generations to get you where you are. A little gratitude might be in order.”
  6. #36
    “When I look at the Abnegation lifestyle as an outsider, I think it’s beautiful. When I watch my family move in harmony; when we go to dinner parties and everyone cleans together afterward without having to be asked; when I see Caleb help strangers carry their groceries, I fall in love with this life all over again. It’s only when I try to live it myself that I have trouble. It never feels genuine.
    But choosing a different faction means I forsake my family. Permanently.”
  7. #37
    “At the great judgment day, whispered the minister—and, strangely enough, the sense that he was a professional teacher of truth impelled him to answer the child so. Then, and there, before the judgment seat, thy mother, and thou, and I, must stand together. But the daylight of this world shall not see our meeting!”
  8. #38
    “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?”
  9. #39
    “Beatrice,” he says, looking sternly into my eyes. “We should think of our family.” There is an edge to his voice. “But. But we must also think of ourselves.”
  10. #40
    “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.”
  11. #41
    “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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Wonder book
6.3
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Wonder
You Are My Happy book
6.0
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You Are My Happy
Emma book
6.0
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Emma
Be Happy! book
5.9
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Be Happy!
Augustus and His Smile book
5.8
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Augustus and His Smile
Last Stop on Market Street book
5.1
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Last Stop on Market Street
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