33 Quotes About Nasty Family Members


Having addiction and drama in your family life can make it difficult to find calmness and peace. These quotes about nasty family members highlight some of the life changing lessons that people have to go through to reach a balance in their life.

“A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold.”

“An advantage of poverty: your relatives gain nothing by your death.”

“Better one true friend than a hundred relatives.”

“But the people who mattered were the people you chose instead of the people who were yours by an accident of birth. Real family was heart as much as, if not more than, blood.”

“Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.”

“Children betrayed their parents by becoming their own people.”

“Family faces are magic mirrors. Looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present, and future.”

“Family isn’t about whose blood you have. It’s about who you care about.”

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

“Go to friends for advice; to women for pity; to strangers for charity; to relatives for nothing.”

“I don’t care how poor a man is; if he has family, he is rich.”

“If a man’s character is to be abused, say what you will, there’s nobody like a relative to do the business.”

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

“I’ve learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you’ll miss them when they’re gone from your life.”

“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 doom prophets.”

“No matter what you’ve done for yourself or for humanity, if you can’t look back on having given love and attention to your own family, what have you really accomplished?”

“Often the right path is the one that may be hardest for you to follow. But the hard path is also the one that will make you grow as a human being.”

“Only humans can hurt one another, Ada thought; only humans falter and betray one another with a stunning, fearsome frequency.”

“Probably there is nothing in human nature more resonant with charges than the flow of energy between two biologically alike bodies, one of which has lain in amniotic bliss inside the other, one of which has labored to give birth to the other.”

“Rejection is an opportunity for your selection.”

“She wanted to ask him why they were all strangers who shared the same last name.”

“The day your horse dies and your money’s lost, your relatives change to strangers.”

“The family, that dear octopus from whose tentacles we never escape, nor in our innermost hearts ever quite wish to.”

“The great danger for family life, in the midst of any society whose idols are pleasure, comfort and independence, lies in the fact that people close their hearts and become selfish.”

“The more you love,the more love you have to give.It’s the only feeling we have which is infinite.”

“The rich never have to seek out their relatives.”

“There is not enough magic in a bloodline to forge an instant, irrevocable bond.”

“They say that blood is thicker than water. Maybe that’s why we battle our own with more energy and gusto than we would ever expend on stranger.”

“Twenty years after we had left so fierce and proud, we were all right back where we had started, yoked to each other and the same old drama.”

“Unfortunately, some family members are so psychotic that no matter how hard you try to forge a healthy relationship, nothing will help. Now that you’re an adult, take refuge in the fact that some things are beyond your control.”

“We didn’t want to admit it then, but we were friends. Best friends.”

“When you are poor, neighbours close by will not come; once you become rich, you’ll be surprised by visits from relatives afar.”

“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.”

Some families experience a history of violence that can contribute greatly to a volatile environment.

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