"What is family? They were the people who claimed you. In good, in bad, in parts or in whole, they were the ones who showed up, who stayed in there, regardless. It wasn't just about blood relations or shared chromosomes, but something wider, bigger. We had many families over time. Our family of origin, the family we created, and the groups you moved through while all of this was happening: friends, lovers, sometimes even strangers. None of them perfect, and we couldn't expect them to be. You can't make any one person your world. The trick was to take what each could give you and build your world from it."Sarah DessenQuote has 29 points. Vote or
"The thing about growing up with Fred and George, said Ginny thoughtfully, is that you sort of start thinking anything's possible if you've got enough nerve."J.K. RowlingQuote has 18 points. Vote or
"You is kind. You is smart. You is important."Kathryn StockettQuote has 13 points. Vote or
"All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way."Leo TolstoyQuote has 11 points. Vote or
"Our mothers always remain the strangest, craziest people we've ever met."Marguerite DurasQuote has 6 points. Vote or
"He was my mum and dad's best friend. He's a convicted murderer, but he's broken out of wizard prison and he's on the run. He likes to keep in touch with me, though... keep up with my news... check if I'm happy..."J.K. RowlingQuote has 3 points. Vote or
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