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1. “If I weren't so screwed up, I would've sold my soul a long time ago for a handsome man who made me feel pretty or who could at least treat me to a Millionaire's Martini. Instead I lingered over a watered down Sparkling Apple and felt sorry about what I was about to do to the blue-eyed bartender standing in front of me. Although I shouldn’t, after all, I am a bail recovery agent. It's my job to get my skip, no matter the cost.If I weren't so screwed up, I would've sold my soul a long time ago for a handsome man who made me feel pretty or who could at least treat me to a Millionaire's Martini. Instead I lingered over a watered down Sparkling Apple and felt sorry about what I was about to do to the blue-eyed bartender standing in front of me. Although I shouldn't, after all, I am a bail recovery agent. It's my job to get my skip, no matter the cost. Yet, I had been wondering lately. What was this job costing me? Yet, I had been wondering lately. What was this job costing me?”

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Source : A Good Excuse to Be Bad

2. “How many of your contemporaries - when asked the question 'Are you glad you had kids'? - invariably respond 'Yes, but..'?”

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Author : Alex Morritt
Source : Impromptu Scribe

3. “It is not a single crime when a child is photographed while sexually assaulted (raped.) It is a life time crime that should have life time punishments attached to it. If the surviving child is, more often than not, going to suffer for life for the crime(s) committed against them, shouldn't the pedophiles suffer just as long? If it often takes decades for survivors to come to terms with exactly how much damage was caused to them, why are there time limits for prosecution?”

Tags : Crime And Punishment Domestic Abuse Fighter Hopeful Heart Injustice Justice Justice System Life Memoir Overcoming Politicians Politics Post Traumatic Stress Powerful Story Powerless Quotes Rape Rape Survivor Red Tape Sexual Assault Survive Survivor Violence Against Women
Source : Debbie.

4. “No amount of me trying to explain myself was doing any good. I didn't even know what was going on inside of me, so how could I have explained it to them?”

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Source : Debbie.

5. “Today I wore a pair of faded old jeans and a plain grey baggy shirt. I hadn't even taken a shower, and I did not put on an ounce of makeup. I grabbed a worn out black oversized jacket to cover myself with even though it is warm outside. I have made conscious decisions lately to look like less of what I felt a male would want to see. I want to disappear.”

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Source : Debbie.

6. “Intimidated, old traumas triggered, and fearing for my safety, I did what I felt I needed to do.”

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Source : Debbie.

7. “The story of my birth that my mother told me went like this: "When you were coming out I wasn't ready yet and neither was the nurse. The nurse tried to push you back in, but I shit on the table and when you came out, you landed in my shit."If there ever was a way to sum things up, the story of my birth was it.”

Tags : Advocates Anxiety Child Abuse Corruption Domestic Abuse Fighter Hope Inspire Justice System Memories Politicians Power Ptsd Rape Culture Rape Survivor Sexual Abuse Survivor United States Youth
Source : Debbie.

8. “John was still making comments regarding violent things that he shouldn't, but I hoped he was just being a big mouth. Nobody was going to listen to me anyway.”

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Source : Debbie.

9. “He told me that if I hung up, he'd do it. He would commit suicide. He told me that if I called the cops he would kill every single one of them and I knew that he had the potential and the means to do it”

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Source : Debbie.

10. “Age is a seasoned trickster. To our parents, we will always be children. Within ourselves, the same yearnings of youth; the same aspirations of adolescence, will last a lifetime. Only to the young - blinded by our grey hair and slowing gait - do we appear old and increasingly beyond the pale.”

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Author : Alex Morritt
Source : Impromptu Scribe

11. “A question that always makes me hazy is it me or are the others crazy'Albert Einstein”

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Author : Victoria Ward
Source : The Unconventional Life of Jenna Jaghe

12. “I’d have to prove to everyone, including Ellia, that I was more than some guy she used to know, that what we shared had and still mattered. She may have forgotten the promise we made on the beach, but I hadn’t, and it was up to me to backup those words with action. Memories and ghosts were for the dead. Living things moved, and I was never one to stand still." ~Liam”

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Author : Jaime Reed
Source : Keep Me In Mind

13. “You can’t be friends with someone you have feelings for. It’ll just be a constant reminder of what you can’t have. It’s like putting boiling water in an ice cold glass. It’s gonna bust and make a mess.”

Tags : Culture First Love Food For Thought Friendship Friendship And Love Girl Health Healthy Heartbreak Honesty Imagination Life Life Lessons Love Love Hurts Mental Illness Passion Reality Relationships Sickness And Health Teen Fiction Wisdom Young Adult Literature Young Adult Novels
Author : Jaime Reed
Source : Keep Me In Mind

14. “She was my go-to person. I’d tell her everything. Now, all of those late-night phone calls, all the sleepovers at her house because I couldn’t deal with stuff at home, all the crying on her shoulder. It’s all gone. It’s like if she doesn’t know, then it didn’t happen, and if it didn’t happen then what exactly am I holding on to?” ~Stacey”

Tags : Culture Desire Friendship Girl Health Humor Imagination Life Life Lessons Love Passion Reality Relationships Sickness And Health Teen Fiction Young Young Adult Young Adult Fiction Young Adult Literature Young Adult Novels
Author : Jaime Reed
Source : Keep Me In Mind

15. “It’s like returning to a familiar room and noticing objects had been moved while you were gone—a chair here, a picture frame there. Items that were once brand new were suddenly broken in and worn from age. It was all very subtle, but enough to suspect paranormal activity or a cruel practical joke. When no one else saw what you saw, the freak factor really kicked in, because you were singled out and left questioning reality." ~Ellia”

Tags : Family Drama First Love Friendship Friendship And Love Healthy Heartbreak Honesty Humor Imagination Individuality Love Love Hurts Mental Illness Passion Reality Self Sickness And Health Truth Young Adult Young Adult Literature Young Adults Youth
Author : Jaime Reed
Source : Keep Me In Mind

16. “So how long do I have to pack?”

Tags : Family Drama Lifestyles Madagascar Shipwreck Woman S Strength
Author : Don Darkes
Source : 6692 Pisces the Sailfish

17. “We understood it was possible to know things one was not supposed to know…” Lone Walk From Panther Creek.”

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Author : Kat Kaelin

18. “45,000 sections of reinforced concrete—three tons each.Nearly 300 watchtowers.Over 250 dog runs.Twenty bunkers.Sixty five miles of anti-vehicle trenches—signal wire, barbed wire, beds of nails.Over 11,000 armed guards.A death strip of sand, well-raked to reveal footprints.200 ordinary people shot dead following attempts to escape the communist regime.96 miles of concrete wall.Not your typical holiday destination.JF Kennedy said the Berlin Wall was a better option than a war. In TDTL, the Anglo-German Bishop family from the pebbledashed English suburb of Oaking argue about this—among other—notions while driving to Cold War Berlin, through all the border checks, with a plan to visit both sides of it.”

Tags : 1960S Nostalgia Cold War Coming Of Age Novel Depression Humor East Germany Family Drama Family Relationships Road Trip
Source : Tying Down the Lion

19. “Family’s the luck of the draw, Lena. What you make of yourself, because of or despite it, that’s where the spine and heart come in.”

Tags : Courage Family Family Drama Family Relationships Heart Luck Strength
Author : Nora Roberts

20. “Maybe I shouldn’t and I should flip my middle finger up to the world. Hell, I should make all my fingers dance in a bouquet of fuck offs.”

Tags : Family Drama Fuck Off Middle Finger
Author : Tracy Krimmer
Source : Dating for Decades

21. “My grandfather had been the ugliest, darkest, foulest, most depraved figure of my childhood, more beast than human, and I had grown up to be him, locked in the basement with my secrets as the rest of the family reveled in the petty and ordinary upstairs. Down there, I saw my black, ancient, ineluctable core exposed, like a crab forced out of its shell--dirty, vulnerable, and obscene. For the first time in my life, I was truly alone.”

Tags : Alone Basement Dark Family Family Drama Family History Growing Up Ineluctable Loneliness Marilyn Manson Relatability Relating Relation Vulnerability
Source : The Long Hard Road Out of Hell

22. “Here we go then," Dad says. "Motoring towards our dreams, Bridge.""You shouldn't follow dreams," Grandma announces."Why?" I ask her."Because it's a road paved with disappointments, that's why. People should get on with what they've blinking well got at home.""You can't tell people what their dreams are meant to be.""I can. But they never listen, do they?”

Tags : Aspirations Bickering Disappointments Dreams Family Drama Hopes Motoring Holidays Road Trip

23. “He promised me Berlin," Mum says. "It will kill him if we do not arrive.""It'd take more than that to kill my Roy. Your lot didn't manage it, did they?""But what would happen if the brakes fail, Nell?" Mum dabs at her damp forehead with the hem of her cardigan. "Oh, I do hope Roy can take me home.""He won't.""Oh, Nell, can you not let me dream?""If hopes and dreams were big ice-creams, the world would be right sticky. Now come on, Bridge. Pull yourself together. Jesus wept, look at the state of you. You're as much use as a knitted knife.”

Tags : Berlin Bickering Dreams Family Drama Mother In Law Motoring Holiday Road Trip Word War Two

24. “It's a real job" I said. "Getting promoted to martyrdom is not the top position.”

Tags : Disapproval Family Drama Hope War
Author : Sam Wazan
Source : Trapped in Four Square Miles

25. “She and I had exchanged a few text messages, although they had been mostly to remind me just how pissed she’d be if I started anything with her asshole of a brother. The same asshole who had last night said, ‘If you ever hurt her, psycho Sid, I’ll kill you.’ Naturally, I’d replied by dangling him over the balcony until he begged me to pull him back up. It had been kind of fun.” (Salem)”

Tags : Family Drama Possessive
Source : Consumed

26. “Next to God, Family is the best thing.”

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Author : April Floyd
Source : Unique: Take a Look Into a Unique World & a Unique Life

27. “Comparing marriage to football is no insult. I come from the South where football is sacred. I would never belittle marriage by saying it is like soccer, bowling, or playing bridge, never. Those images would never work, only football is passionate enough to be compared to marriage. In other sports, players walk onto the field, in football they run onto the field, in high school ripping through some paper, in college (for those who are fortunate enough) they touch the rock and run down the hill onto the field in the middle of the band. In other sports, fans cheer, in football they scream. In other sports, players ‘high five’, in football they chest, smash shoulder pads, and pat your rear. Football is a passionate sport, and marriage is about passion. In football, two teams send players onto the field to determine which athletes will win and which will lose, in marriage two families send their representatives forward to see which family will survive and which family will be lost into oblivion with their traditions, patterns, and values lost and forgotten. Preparing for this struggle for survival, the bride and groom are each set up. Each has been led to believe that their family’s patterns are all ‘normal,’ and anyone who differs is dense, naïve, or stupid because, no matter what the issue, the way their family has always done it is the ‘right’ way. For the premarital bride and groom in their twenties, as soon as they say, “I do,” these ‘right’ ways of doing things are about to collide like two three hundred and fifty pound linemen at the hiking of the ball. From “I do” forward, if not before, every decision, every action, every goal will be like the line of scrimmage. Where will the family patterns collide?In the kitchen. Here the new couple will be faced with the difficult decision of “Where do the cereal bowls go?” Likely, one family’s is high, and the others is low. Where will they go now? In the bathroom. The bathroom is a battleground unmatched in the potential conflicts. Will the toilet paper roll over the top or underneath? Will the acceptable residing position for the lid be up or down? And, of course, what about the toothpaste? Squeeze it from the middle or the end? But the skirmishes don’t stop in the rooms of the house, they are not only locational they are seasonal. The classic battles come home for the holidays. Thanksgiving. Which family will they spend the noon meal with and which family, if close enough, will have to wait until the nighttime meal, or just dessert if at all? Christmas. Whose home will they visit first, if at all? How much money will they spend on gifts for his family? for hers? Then comes for many couples an even bigger challenge – children of their own! At the wedding, many couples take two candles and light just one often extinguishing their candle as a sign of devotion. The image is Biblical. The Bible is quoted a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one. What few prepare them for is the upcoming struggle, the conflict over the unanswered question: the two shall become one, but which one? Two families, two patterns, two ways of doing things, which family’s patterns will survive to play another day, in another generation, and which will be lost forever? Let the games begin.”

Tags : Engagement Family Drama Family Relationships Marriage Advice Marriage Counseling Marriage Humor Relationships Weddings
Source : The Enlightenment of Jesus: Practical Steps to Life Awake

28. “Families living in dysfunction seldom have healthy boundaries. Dysfunctional families have trouble knowing where they stop and others begin.”

Tags : Boundaries Dysfunctional Families Dysfunctional Family Family Family Drama Family Relationships Love

29. “Don’t destroy yourself over somebody else’s foolishness. I know they betrayed you. I know they lied on you. I know they talked behind your back and told all of your business. I know they hurt you to the core. I know they turned their back on you. I know they cheated on you. I know they mislead you. I know, I KNOW. In spite of it all, you have to know that you are worth more than what they dished out to you. You will survive! You will make it through! Remember who YOU are and know YOUR self-worth!”

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30. “The Truth about America’s Silicon Valley-Angels in the SiliconRiveting and insightful regarding progressivism and the social upheavals living in the Silicon Valley.-John Yoo, UC Berkeley Constitutional Lawyer, novelist, and public servant”

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Source : Angels in the Silicon: How Silicon Valley Changed Forever America's Sociopolitical and Global Technology Paradigms

31. “I don't correct her to let her know her backdoor wisdom yanks me deep into another country, where water runs uphill.”

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Author : Justin Bog
Source : Sandcastle and Other Stories: The Complete Edition

32. “Merry Christmas," said George. "Don't go downstairs for a bit.""Why not?" said Ron."Mum's crying again," said Fred heavily. "Percy sent back his Christmas jumper." [I guess that's a sweater, though my jury is still out on it until I get a future confirmation.]"Without a not," added George. "Hasn't asked how Dad is or visit him [in the hospital] or anything...""We tried to comfort her," said Fred, moving around the bed to look at Harry's portrait. "Told her Percy's nothing but a humongous pile of rat droppings--""--didn't work," said George, helping himself to a Chocolate Frog. "So Lupin took over. Best let him cheer her up before we go down for breakfast, I reckon.”

Tags : Christmas Family Drama Humorous Quotes Sibling Rivalry
Author : J.K. Rowling

33. “It never dawned on us that life is unpredictable, that one day, one of us could suddenly cease to exist and what then? What would be the joy in having left so much unsaid? With what memories would we fill the empty silence?”

Tags : Family Drama Separation Sibling Relationships Silence
Author : Isabel Lopez
Source : Isabel's Hand-Me-Down Dreams

34. “That voice that cries out doesn't have to be a weakling's does it?”

Tags : Absurd Play Anger Comedy Cry Family Drama Outcry Strength Voice Weakness
Author : John Osborne
Source : Look Back in Anger

35. “Holy crap, Caleb! You're my uncle." Nick"No!" Caleb"It's worse. He's the half-brother of your great-grandfather." Kody"You're not helping." Caleb"No, but I'm entertaining myself at your adorable expense." Kody"Yeah, y'all are missing the important fact. To a Cajun, that makes him my uncle." Nick"Great. I always wanted to be a monkey's uncle. Nice to know I finally succeeded." Caleb”

Tags : Family Drama Family Relationships Funny But True
Source : Invision

36. “Shame is the demon that keeps many of us trapped in our pain; healing comes when we gain the courage to confront our demon(s).”

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Author : J'son M. Lee
Source : One Family's AIDS

37. “Okay, I’ve got the hidden microphones with GPS here,” Agent Bounter said. “Let’s get one on you.”“Now, sir?”
“The Russians are on the radar. It’s time.”As Bounter turned to pick up the tiny button-size microphone, Grant clenched his hands into fists, his anticipation building.It’s time.”

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Author : Jennifer Lane
Source : On Best Behavior

38. “Not necessary that every problem has a solution, you have to live with 'some' problems..rather than forcing a solution and doing a blunder, live with it.. People always have solutions for 'your' problems but none for their own..”

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Author : honeya

39. “Listening to Eddy describe his relationship with our mom seemed to indicate that what I feared would be my reality. He never talked poorly about our mother, but he was as honest and sincere as he could be. In a way, he was almost defensive of her to us – trying to help us understand what life had been like for her, so that we could comprehend the choices that she had made.”

Tags : Adoption Birth Mother Dysfunctional Relationships Family Drama
Source : Are You My Mommy?

40. “That's how birthdays were in our house. All hateful charades of pretty clothes, expensive presents, and ugly words . . .”

Tags : Birthday Birthday Quotes Family Family Drama Family Relationships
Source : The Bones of You

41. “I was so done with looking at life through the eyes of beer-drinking cheese-heads. I wanted to go on that mission trip and look through the eyes of someone from a different culture and see what they saw. I wanted to meet people who didn’t crush the can of what they just drank on their forehead.-Rebecca Meyer, Crooked Lines”

Tags : Beer Beer And Attitude Culture Escape Family Family Drama Family Relationships Future Plans Hope Hopeful Heart Inspirational Quotes Live An Extraordinary Life Mission Trip Travel
Author : Holly Michael

42. “It is one thing to know about your dysfunctional habits but quite another to change them.”

Tags : Change Chaos Co Dependence Codependency Dysfunctional Dysfunctional Family Family Family Drama Habits Love Recovery

43. “We all struggle in some way or another. So it's on us to work hard, and strive towards a better and healthy life.”

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44. “In life we all should learn to forgive but never forget. Best way to learn from our mistakes.”

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45. “Sometimes I feel like a normal person. Sometimes I forget I’m on parole, that I’m not really free.”

Tags : Convicts Crime Family Drama Grant Madsen Navy Parole Prison Romance Romantic Suspense Sophie Taylor
Author : Jennifer Lane
Source : Bad Behavior

46. “I met Ana doing free weights,” Roger said. “This hard-body señorita was putting me to shame on squats, and I asked her how she got such a tight ass —”“And then she decked you.”“Nah, she loved it! She’s real proud of that butt — she should be. She took me to one of her classes, and I got hooked. She’s a Zumba instructor.”Grant absorbed that information for a moment. “You do...Zumba?”“It’s great! Much more fun than PT. You just get going...” He did a little two-step maneuver on the city street, dancing to an unknown Latin beat. “Cha cha cha. Heeuh? Ana does this a little better than me...”Grant tried to hold it in. He really did. But his body quivered, his shoulders shook, and soon a whooping laugh erupted — which lasted quite a few seconds.Roger abruptly stopped his dance. “You judge, Madsen. Not cool.”

Tags : Architectural Tour Chicago Dance Family Drama Grant Madsen Prison Roger Eaton Romance Romantic Suspense The Conduct Series Zumba
Author : Jennifer Lane
Source : On Best Behavior

47. “He pulled her toward him and gathered her in his arms as his hand lovingly cradled the back of her neck. She stopped breathing as he leaned down—ohmigod, the Adonis was about to kiss her—and planted the softest, most sensual kiss on her lips.Time stood still on the busy Chicago street.”

Tags : Chicago Crime Family Drama First Kiss Grant Madsen Kiss Parole Prison Romance Romantic Suspense Sophie Taylor
Author : Jennifer Lane
Source : With Good Behavior

48. “Sophie clutched Grant tighter. 'I don’t know what screwed-up messages from your family are floating around in your head right now, but you’re staying right here.”

Tags : Family Drama Family Relationships Grant Madsen Love Romance Romantic Suspense Sophie Taylor
Author : Jennifer Lane
Source : Bad Behavior

49. “In WASP families, if you don't get along with someone, you have as little to do with them as possible. In Jewish families, you move next door, to make them as miserable as possible.”

Tags : Cultural Differences Culture Culture Critique Family Family Drama Family Relationships Humor Jewish Wasp
Author : Doreen Orion
Source : Queen of the Road: The True Tale of 47 States, 22,000 Miles, 200 Shoes, 2 Cats, 1 Poodle, a Husband, and a Bus with a Will of Its Own

50. “Boundaries represent awareness, knowing what the limits are and then respecting those limits.”

Tags : Bounadaries Boundaries Chaos Dysfunction Family Family Drama Family Relationships Famlies Love

51. “Though I'm not sure, I thought I saw women dressed in black, with her head and face covered by a black veil, duck behind a tree as we approached the road and parked car. Hiding so we wouldn't see her. But I caught a glimpse, enough to reveal the rope of lustrous pearls she wore. Pearls that were there for a thin white hand to lift and nervously, out of long habit, twist and untwist into a knot. Only one women I knew did that--and she was the perfect one to wear black, and should run to hide!Forever hide! Color all her days black! Every last one!”

Tags : Black Death Drama Family Drama Hatred Pain Petals On The Wind Revenge V C Andrews Vengeance
Author : V.C. Andrews

52. “An old western standoff had nothing on the looks that my mom and grandma were exchanging. A tumbleweed could have rolled through the kitchen and neither would have noticed.”

Tags : Family Drama
Author : Lani Woodland
Source : Indelible

53. “Most people are as happy as other people decide they should be.”

Tags : Depression Family Drama Happy People Social
Source : Mandy and Alecto: The Collected Smog City Book Series

54. “Douglas, you have an incredible capacity for missing the point. Will you listen to me, just for once? The debate does not matter. It's not about the issues. Albie might have been naive or ridiculous or pompous or all of those things, but you apologized. You said you were embarassed by him. You took the side of a bunch of arms-dealers! Bloddy bastard arms-dealers against your son - our son - and that was wrong, it was the wrong thing to do, because in a fight you side with the people you love. That's just how it is.”

Tags : Family Drama Family Relationships Love
Source : Us

55. “In order to keep liking Nick (as opposed to loving him which was completely non-negotiable) Alice sometimes had to look at him obliquely or with her eyes half closed or through a pin hole on a piece of cardboard. Straight on would burn her retinas.”

Tags : Books Family Drama
Author : Carol Anshow

56. “We're only human James, bound by flesh and blood to do the wrong thing." ~Lena Jefferson from The Other Sister”

Tags : Family Drama Inspirational

57. “Out of perverseness, I jumped on the subway and went down to a sound stage on Fourth Street to watch the shooting of Kay Doubleday's big strip scene in Mad Dog Coll, a gangster film that can still, to my embarrassment, be seen occasionally on late-night TV... Kay Doubleday was in my class at Lee Strasberg's; it was in the interest of art, I told myself, to watch her prance down a ramp, singing and stripping her heart out.”

Tags : Acting Family Drama Hollywood Movie Star Movie Stars Movies
Source : Haywire

58. “Les personnages savaient peut-être, sur un certain plan de conscience, que le scénario était toujours le même. Pourtant, invariablement et malgré la violence des sentiments, chacun jouait son rôle, parce que c'était son rôle à jouer.”

Tags : Family Family Drama Family Relationships
Source : Charançons

59. “One day, he'd force Isabelle Grayson to eat every last one of her words, as if they were ingredients in a rancid soufflé.”

Tags : Family Drama Farrell Grayson
Author : Morgan Rhodes
Source : A Book of Spirits and Thieves

60. “Three things happened in 1945. Daddy went missing, Annie started wetting the bed, and the Lester girl sang about Hitler in the middle of Sunday service.”

Tags : 1945 Family Drama Humorous Quotes
Source : The Devil in Amen's Corner

61. “Friday night's alright for fightingSaturday, Sunday, Monday tooEvery night is a night of fightingWith family and friends like you”

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Source : Willow

62. “That's what a good daughter is supposed to do--love her mother even if her mother doesn't love her back." Things Unsaid, from Chapter One, "Family Matters”

Tags : Family Drama
Author : Diana Y. Paul
Source : Things Unsaid

63. “It was the same mantra she had silently chanted before on other festive occasions. 'May you be happy'--her mother had wanted to be happy, hadn't she? Didn't everyone?" Things Unsaid, from Chapter, "Birthday Celebration”

Tags : Family Drama
Author : Diana Y. Paul
Source : Things Unsaid

64. “I'll be there for Thanksgiving', Mike said before hanging up, and she heard his kiss on the phone--the kind reserved for family." Things Unsaid, from Chapter, "Thanksgiving”

Tags : Family Drama
Author : Diana Y. Paul
Source : Things Unsaid

65. “Some people, though related by blood, are as sworn enemies. Others, bound only by friendship, would die for one another.”

Tags : Family Family Drama Friends Friendship
Author : Beem Weeks

66. “In the white marble hall of the hotel, I'm waltzing with Rajat. The music is a river and we're dancing in it. It winds against our bodies, muscular as a serpent.”

Tags : Family Drama Family Relationships Immigration Indian Fiction Literary Fiction Mystery
Source : Oleander Girl

67. “If I could turn my thoughts into spoken words and share them with someone, they’d become real and mean something. Now, they were only lines that could be erased when I didn’t feel them anymore or hopeful thoughts that, like shadows, would disappear when the sun went away. - Rebecca Meyer, Crooked Lines”

Tags : Christianit Faith Family Drama Family Relationship Fiction India Inspirational Thoughts On Writing
Author : Holly Michael
Source : Crooked Lines

68. “No one said parenting was easy,but NO good parent has any right to give up.It is one labyrinth you can never quit because it seems too hard.”

Tags : Family Family Drama Family Relationships Inspirational Life Life And Living Life Lessons Love Parenthood Parenthood Quotes Parenting
Author : Gillian Duce

69. “You are blood. You are sisters. No man can break that bond.”

Tags : Family Family Drama Family Relationships Sister Sister Love Sisterhood Sisters Woman S Strength
Author : Kim Boykin
Source : A Peach of a Pair

70. “My father used to say there are two kinds of people: the noticers and the noticed”

Tags : Family Family Drama Family Relationships Survival Story Suspense
Author : Lori Lansens
Source : The Mountain Story

71. “That was when I saw their hate come out. They fought on the front lawn. Balloons and my birthday cake stood witness as I watched every regretful blow from my mother. I knew my sister was at war with my mother, but I never knew what her cruelty was capable of. My mother’s military was larger than Jayme’s. My mother already had my father, and she had her five children, including me.”

Tags : Family Drama Fiction Gay Fiction Gay Men
Source : This Shadow Follows Me

72. “One thing more, Leon. You say that life is meaningless, but I believe it's life that's sacred. I talk about art and sex because they're the most intense life experiences I know, so I feel they must be sacred too. They let us experience the values we've chosen for our lives in one exquisite moment not of pleasure exactly but of oneness with all of existence and with our own personal relationship to it. Art says: "This is Life." Sex says: "This is Living.”

Tags : Artists Choices And Consequences Family Drama Relationship Problems Religion Romance Love Sex
Source : Crosspoints: A Novel of Choice

73. “One thing more, Leon. You say that life is meaningless, but I believe it's life that's sacred. I talk about art and sex because they're the most intense life experiences I know, so I feel they must be sacred too. They let us experience the values we've chosen for our lives in one exquisite not of pleasure exactly but of oneness with all of existence and with our own personal relationship to it. Art says: "This is Life." Sex says: "This is Living.”

Tags : Artists Choices And Consequences Family Drama Relationship Problems Religion Romance Love Sex
Source : Crosspoints: A Novel of Choice

74. “She will always be etched in my being, like thread sewn through the fibers of my very soul.”

Tags : Family Family Drama Love Mother Daughter Relationships
Source : Finding Anna: A Memoir: The True Story of Child Sexual Abuse

75. “I was traumatizing her. I could only hope that at three she was too young to retain any of this in memory, that in the years to follow I could make up for any future need for therapy I was creating now. Could I? Or would she always have a deep insecurity, the kind that send people careening from one disastrous romance to the next? And why did I have to live my life obsessed with these kinds of concerns, this constant attempt to control the most uncertain of outcomes, my own effect on someone else's mind?”

Tags : Family Drama Obsessive Thinkingive Thinking Parenting Children Worrying
Author : Leah Stewart
Source : Husband and Wife

76. “Sometimes opposites attract, or so they say, but Paloma and Rocío were like arroz and mangú: they didn’t really mix well.”

Tags : Dysfunctional Families Family Family Drama Family Relationships Family Saga Hispanic Latina Americans Latinas Latino American Opposites Sisterhood Sisters Sisters Sibling Rivalry
Author : Raquel Cepeda
Source : Bird of Paradise: How I Became Latina

77. “I think of it like a caterpillar--a wrinkly, ugly worm with traces of dull colors on it. But when the worm metamorphoses, it becomes something truly beautiful.” Charli”

Tags : Contemporary Romance Family Drama Romantic Suspense Western
Source : Gambling on a Secret

78. “First of all, I’m not a ‘military type.’ Second, I never proclaimed to be a gentleman of any kind. I just like the facts straight up. There’s no bullshit to wade through to get to the truth." Dylan”

Tags : Contemporary Romance Family Drama Romantic Suspense Western
Source : Gambling on a Secret

79. “Full of intrigue, tangled pasts, and raw emotions, [Gambling On A Secret by Sara Walter Ellwood] is guaranteed to keep you turning pages from start to finish and then wishing for one more chapter!”

Tags : Contemporary Romance Family Drama Romantic Suspense Western
Author : Carolyn Brown

80. “You guys are so caught up in your polished images and your passive-aggressive comments that no one ever comes right out and says anything. Well, I'm going to.”

Tags : Family Drama Frustration Gameboard Of The Gods Outsider
Author : Richelle Mead
Source : Gameboard of the Gods

81. “Kate was about to protest when something caused her to look in her mother’s direction. She was standing statue-like in front of the television with that brave, painted-on smile. Then Kate realized what had caught her attention: her mother’s tear-filled eyes were reflecting the on-off motion of the blinkers like a watery mirror. Kate stared transfixed at the flashing points of light that betrayed her mother’s pain. The urge to tell her father how much she wanted him to be proud of her and how much he had hurt her, faded in the dark depths of her mother’s eyes.”

Tags : Alcoholism Family Drama Mental Illness

82. “When someone hurts you over and over, ask yourself, WHY DO YOU LET THEM?”

Tags : Family Drama Hurts Life And Living Life Lessons Motivational Relationship Quotes
Author : Karen Gibbs