Sarah Dessen“What is family? They were the people who claimed you. Ingood, in bad, in parts or in whole, they were the ones whoshowed up, who stayed in there, regardless. It wasnt justabout blood relations or shared chromosomes, but somethingwider, bigger. We had many families over time. Our familyof origin, the family we created, and the groups you movedthrough while all of this was happening: friends, lovers,sometimes even strangers. None of them perfect, and wecouldnt expect them to be. You cant make any one personyour world. The trick was to take what each could give youand build your world from it.”
“If the family were a fruit, it would be anorange, a circle of sections, held togetherbut separable - each segment distinct.”
Margaret meadOne of the oldest human needs is havingsomeone to wonder where you are whenyou dont come home at night.
"Home is where you are loved the mostand act the worst."
"You must remember, family is often bornof blood, but it doesnt depend on blood.Nor is it exclusive of friendship. Familymembers can be your best friends, youknow. And best friends, whether or notthey are related to you, can be your family."