25 Quotes About Family To Get You Through Thanksgiving Day

Author: November 22, 2012 1:06 am

Oh, holidays! Such a mix between high hopes and reality. No matter what kind of family we have, there’s a quote in here somewhere for each of us:

“There’s nothing that makes you more insane than family. Or more happy. Or more exasperated. Or more . . . secure.” — Jim Butcher, Publicity and Advertising

“The great advantage of living in a large family is that early lesson of life’s essential unfairness.” — Nancy Mitford

“The reason grandparents and grandchildren get along so well is that they have a common enemy.” — Sam Levenson

“The family – that dear octopus from whose tentacles we never quite escape, nor, in our inmost hearts, ever quite wish to.” — Dodie Smith

“Heredity is a splendid phenomenon that relieves us of responsibility for our shortcomings.” — Doug Larson

“Families are like fudge – mostly sweet with a few nuts.” — Anonymous

“After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations.” — Oscar Wilde, A Woman of No Importance

“You can kiss your family and friends good-bye and put miles between you, but at the same time you carry them with you in your heart, your mind, your stomach, because you do not just live in a world but a world lives in you.” — Frederick Buechner


“A dysfunctional family is any family with more than one person in it.” — Mary Karr, The Liars’ Club

“A dog reflects the family life. Whoever saw a frisky dog in a gloomy family, or a sad dog in a happy one? Snarling people have snarling dogs, dangerous people have dangerous ones.” — Arthur Conan Doyle, The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes

“Siblings: children of the same parents, each of whom is perfectly normal until they get together.” — Sam Levenson

“If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.” –George Bernard Shaw, Immaturity

“The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life. Rarely do members of one family grow up under the same roof.” — Richard Bach, Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah

“If you don’t believe in ghosts, you’ve never been to a family reunion.” — Ashleigh Brilliant

“Those whom we most love are often the most alien to us.” — Christopher Paolini, Eldest

“Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.” — George Burns

“No one’s family is normal. Normalcy is a lie invented by advertising agencies to make the rest of us feel inferior.” — Claire LaZebnik, Epic Fail

“I think all of us are always five years old in the presence and absence of our parents.” — Sherman Alexie, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

“In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future.” — Alex Haley

“I can’t help detesting my relations. I suppose it comes from the fact that none of us can stand other people having the same faults as ourselves.” — Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray and Selected Stories

“Family is just accident…. they don’t mean to get on your nerves. They don’t even mean to be your family, they just are.” — Marsha Norman

“Families break up when they get hints you don’t intend and miss hints that you do.” — Robert Frost

“If minutes were kept of a family gathering, they would show that ‘Members not Present’ and ‘Subjects Discussed’ were one and the same.” — Robert Brault

“That’s what people do who love you. They put their arms around you and love you when you’re not so lovable.” — Deb Caletti

“What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family.” — Mother Teresa

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