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family apart Quotes

23 of the best book quotes about family apart
  1. #1
    “That stick [...] had become all but part of me. It was a link with my children, whom I missed more than I can tell you. I felt like weeping.”
  2. #2
    “Outside, they made their farewells. Rickon sobbed and clung to Hodor’s leg until Osha gave him a smack with the butt end of the spear. Then he followed her quick enough. Shaggydog stalked after them. The last Bran saw of them was the direwolf’s tail as it vanished behind the broken tower.”
  3. #3
    “Poppa fought like a lion when they came for him, the strongest lion, roaring; it took five of them with hickory clubs, and then Momma fainted, and I caught baby Ruth.”
  4. #4
    “One by one they dragged us forward, and a man shouted out prices to the crowd of likely buyers and baby Ruth cried, and Momma shook like the last leaf on a tree, and Poppa… and Poppa, he didn’t want them to bust up our family like we were sheep or hogs.”
  5. #5
    “The people who had it hardest during the first few months were young couples like these, many of whom had married just before the evacuation began, in order not to be separated and sent to different camps. Our two rooms were crowded, but at least it was all in the family.”
  6. #6
    “We were a Family, a happy Family, and we stayed that way until I stopped showing up.”
  7. #7
    “You might say it would have happened sooner or later anyway, this sliding apart of such a large family, in postwar California. But there is no escaping the fact that our internment accelerated the process, made it happen so suddenly it was almost tangible. Not only did we stop eating at home, there was no longer a home to eat in.”
  1. #8
    “As his youngest child I had grown up blessed with special attentions. Now, more and more I found myself cut off from him. When I needed reassurance I would get it from Woody or Chizu, or from Mama, who had more of herself to give by this time.”
  2. #9
    “I have been living in this country nine years longer than you have. Do you realize that? Yet I am prevented by law from becoming a citizen. I am prevented by law from owning land. I am now separated from my family without cause.”
  3. #10
    “Salva pressed his face tightly to his father’s as they hugged goodbye, their tears flowing and blending together.”
  4. #11
    “He knows it will be hard for me, Salva realized. He does not want to leave me there, but he has to go back and fight for our people.”
  5. #12
    “Uncle had helped him get through the desert that way, bit by bit, one step at a time. Perhaps . . . perhaps Salva could get through life at the camp in the same way.”
  6. #13
    “It was as if Salva’s family were helping him, even though they were not there.”
  7. #14
    “Each time, Salva would think of his family and his village, and he was somehow able to keep his wounded feet moving forward, one painful step at a time.”
  1. #15
    “Frightened eyes and a fountain looked back at Ammu.
    ‘D’you know what happens when you hurt people?’ Ammu said. ‘When you hurt people, they begin to love you less. That’s what careless words do. They make people love you a little less.’ ”
  2. #16
    ″...for many a thousand widows
    Shall this his mock mock out of their dear husbands,
    Mock mothers from their sons, mock castles down;
    And some are yet ungotten and unborn
    That shall have cause to curse the Dauphin’s scorn.”
  3. #18
    “They aint no luck going be on no place where one of they own chillen’s name aint never spoke.”
  4. #19
    “I called my parents and asked if I could come home, but they wouldn’t even speak to me. It was bad enough that I’d married a Jew, but now I wanted a divorce as well? My father made Mother tell me that in his eyes I had died the day I eloped.”
  5. #20
    “My mom was still my mom, even if she only lived in books and door locks and the smell of fried tomatoes and old paper. She lived.”
  6. #21
    “But he’d been with me the whole time. He’d always been proud of me. Circumstance had pulled us apart, but he was never not my father.”
  7. #22
    “Last night it had been my father who had finally said it, ‘She’s never coming home.’ A clear and easy piece of truth that everyone who had ever known me had accepted. But he needed to say it, and she needed to hear him say it.”
  8. #23
    “I wish you all a long and happy life. ”

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