I know you’re no worse than most men but I thought you were better. I never saw you as a man. I saw you as my father.
Never surrender your hopes and dreams to the fateful limitations others have placed on their own lives. The vision of your true destiny does not reside within the blinkered outlook of the naysayers and the...
—Anthon St. Maarten
It may be that psychologists are off-base in their preoccupation with children’s need to feel that their father or some other parent loves them. It also seems valid to consider the child’s desire to feel...
—David Foster Wallace
If she were alive today, she would be ashamed of me. I’m trying to change that.
When you get older, you think of sadness in a different way. You don’t judge it so harshly.
Family quarrels have a total bitterness unmatched by others. Yet it sometimes happens that they also have a kind of tang, a pleasantness beneath the unpleasantness, based on the tacit understanding that this is not...
Every family has one living patriarch or matriarch, the final arbiter and repository of ancient family history, and Nicole’s Aunt Patti was the last woman standing.
Lately, Mami’s eyes have been so dark, I don’t like looking into them because I’m afraid I’ll fall in.
Scorned and torn, former love mates aim and shoot childish devastating daggers that penetrate beyond target to pierce the heart of their offspring.
I’m as vulnerable as anybody to the toxicity of the American nuclear family. But I wouldn’t call it disease or moral failure as much as I would point the finger at a system that grinds...
Some people are trapped by the belief that love comes in finite quantities, and that our kind of love exhausts the supply upon which they need to draw. I do not accept competitive models of...
When Uncle W. G. held out his hand to take my money, I dropped the dead mouse in his hand.
Family don’t end with blood
By the way, the whole hull repairer rack is empty. Counting the one you took out, we should have seven more roaming somewhere on the ship.
Pursue Change, by starting to think different. Achieve Change, by doing things different!
The ice cold fear I’d felt, not knowing if Wyatt was alive, pressed into the wall with other girls and surrounded by guys who were unspeakably brave, hit my body again in a wave. This...
My mother says we’re supposed to make mistakes. That’s the way we learn.” Rocky Ryan in Bully At Ambush Corner.
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...
A dam doesn’t try to reason with the water. Its main purpose is to hold it still for a while. When I lecture my kids I’m doing much the same thing. I’m not trying to...
Beauty will never fade away from the eyes of those who love one another.
You are not the family you were born into. Your family is not the making of you, God is!
in how they feel and in their point of view.
It could not have been easy for Mother, an only child, to grow up without a father and with a mother who was remote. Photos of her as a child show her extremely dressed up...
you fucking bitch, go and get run over by a train, please”. We had quite a normal sibling relationship, I assume.
Liberty does not hold back on ignorance, nor will arrogance insinuate equal
Maybe I stepped into the skin my mother left behind, and became the girl my mother had been, the one she still wanted to be. Maybe I was wearing her youth now like an airy...
Because deep down you know that someone needs to keep you out of trouble.
I was so ashamed for a mistake I made unknowingly when I was completely out of control and lost my mind for some reasons. I thought about to end my life next day at some...
However hard and however long we love someone who has died, they can never love us back. At least that is how it feels…
Do I raise the dead when I put him behind bars? Then what’ll I do it for? We used to shoot a man who acted like a dog, but honor was real there, you were...
A family is like medicine.” She twisted her lips into a sardonic smile. “Best in small doses.
I have produced no children of my own and my husband is dead,” she replied, an acid tone in her voice. “Thus I am more to be pitied than revered. I am expected to give...
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).
the harsh truth of every relationship, even between those who love each other, like fathers and sons and daughters, or husbands and wives, is that the love is always unequal.
You men never change. Is that all you can see? Proud grandfathers of a large….” Mrs. Werner smacked her husband upside the head and took the pictures away.
I’ve learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you’ll miss them when they’re gone from your life.
We can’t leave the past in the past because, the past is who we are. It’s like saying I wish I could forget English. So, there is no leaving the past in the past. It...
Hades,” Kronos growled. “I hope you and the ladies have come to pledge your allegiance.” “I’m afraid not.” Hades sighed. “My son here convinced me that perhaps I should prioritize my list of enemies.” He...
With love like that, you can’t get pick about how it finds you or the details. All that matters is that it’s there. Better late than never.
The family is the basis of society. As the family is, so is the society, and it is human beings who make a family-not the quantity of them, but the quality of them.
When I was about nine, my siblings and I fell out of our moving van at an intersection. My dad didn’t notice for about five blocks. It was back before seat belts. It was also...
Parents are like Kingdom, Your are the King.No matter where you stand, how Great n Rich you are!A King Is Always Known By His Kingdom.
Reluctantly, we had already accepted every challenge at the moment we were born. And as long as we live, we have no right to give up. For we, or at least someone very similar to...
If you want to listen, don’t talk.If you want to talk, listen first.
He comes in through people. People who love us anyway. They jump right into the chaos with us and try to help us make sense of it. That’s what mercy is…it’s choosing to help, or...
It’s more important to stand up for someone who can’t stand up for herself,” he had answered.Rocky Ryan speaking with his father.
And when he died, I suddenly realized I wasn’t crying for him at all, but for the things he did. I cried because he would never do them again…
I’m young enough to enjoy life, and you’re old enough to mind your own business.
In my experience, the biggest reason people struggle to get where they want to be is guilt. Guilt that they have let someone down, and also guilt that they are about to leave someone they...
Family isn’t always about blood. They’re those who through patience and love fight to remain in your life. They’re willing to put aside their feelings by loving you through it all. Yes, we play, we...
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