50 Family Quotes to Show the Real Importance of Family

“I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like, and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien

“All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” ― Leo Tolstoy er one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations.” ― Oscar Wilde

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

“The capacity for friendship is God’s way of apologizing for our families.” ― Jay McInerney

“When everything goes to hell, the people who stand by you without flinching — they are your family. ” ― Jim Butcher

“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

“One day you will do things for me that you hate. That is what it means to be family.” ― Jonathan Safran Foer

“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.” ― Rick Riordan

“Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.” ― Napoleon Bonaparte

“Parents were the only ones obligated to love you; from the rest of the world you had to earn it.” ― Ann Brashares

“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

“Home is people. Not a place. If you go back there after the people are gone, then all you can see is what is not there anymore.” ― Robin Hobb

“As mothers and daughters, we are connected with one another. My mother is the bones of my spine, keeping me straight and true. She is my blood, making sure it runs rich and strong. She is the beating of my heart. I cannot now imagine life without her.” ― Kristin Hannah

“There comes a time in your life when you have to choose to turn the page, write another book or simply close it.” ― Shannon L. Alder

“Home isn’t where you’re from, it’s where you find light when all grows dark.” ― Pierce Brown

“Friends are God’s way of apologizing for your family.” ― Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

“Let us make one point, that we meet each other with a smile when it is difficult to smile. Smile at each other, make time for each other in your family.” ― Mother Teresa

“This is part of what a family is about, not just love. It’s knowing that your family will be there watching out for you. Nothing else will give you that. Not money. Not fame. Not work.” ― Mitch Albom

“A daughter without her mother is a woman broken. It is a loss that turns to arthritis and settles deep into her bones. ” ― Kristin Hannah

“The real loneliness is living among all these kind people who only ask one to pretend!” ― Edith Wharton

“When you loved someone and had to let them go, there will always be that small part of yourself that whispers, “What was it that you wanted and why didn’t you fight for it?” ― Shannon L. Alder

“You need to make time for your family no matter what happens in your life” ― Matthew Quick

“It’s very hard to grow up in a perfect family when you’re not perfect.” ― E.L. James

“I think all of us are always five years old in the presence and absence of our parents.” ― Sherman Alexie

Family isn’t blood. It’s the people who love you. The people who have your back.” ― Cassandra Clare

“Sticking with your family is what makes it a family.” ― Mitch Albom

“While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.” ― Angela Schwindt

“we must take care of our families wherever we find them.” ― Elizabeth Gilbert

“Never Let anyone tell you that you can’t; show them that you can.” ― Gloria Mallette

“A dysfunctional family is any family with more than one person in it.” ― Mary Karr

“So, have a little fun. Soon enough you’ll be dead and burning in Hell with the rest of your family.” ― George Carlin

“Traveling in the company of those we love is home in motion.” ― Leigh Hunt

“I don’t know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.” ― Abraham Lincoln

“The knowledge that she would never be loved in return acted upon her ideas as a tide acts upon cliffs.” ― Thornton Wilder

“There’s nothing that makes you more insane than family. Or happier. Or more exasperated. Or more . . . secure.” ― Jim Butcher

“I think part of being a parent is trying to kill your kids.” ― Stephen King

“The way you help heal the world is you start with your own family.” ― Mother Teresa

“The most intriguing people you will encounter in this life are the people who had insights about you, that you didn’t know about yourself.” ― Shannon L. Alder

“Never judge someone by their relatives.” ― Charles Martin

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

“So much of what is best in us is bound up in our love of family, that it remains the measure of our stability because it measures our sense of loyalty.” ― Haniel Long

“You are born into your family and your family is born into you. No returns. No exchanges.” ― Elizabeth Berg

I have been with strangers all day and they treated me like family. I come in here to family and you treat me like a stranger.” ― August Wilson

“Mother, who has an absolute belief that it is not the cards that one is dealt in life, it is how one plays them, is, by far, the highest card I was dealt.” ― Kay Redfield Jamison

“All families are psychotic. Everybody has basically the same family – it’s just reconfigured slightly different from one to the next.” ― Douglas Coupland

“You have one family, Charley. For good or bad. You have one family. You can’t trade them in. You can’t lie to them. You can’t run two at once, substituting back and forth.
“Sticking with your family is what makes it a family.” ― Mitch Albom

“These people make my family look easy to get along with.” ― Megan Whalen Turner

“The family exists for many reasons, but its most basic function may be to draw together after a member dies.” ― Stephen King

“Family, friends, and relationships are the blessings of God. They are the best way to access God.” ― Amit Ray

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