Aunt quotes

  • At the age of three my grand aunt proclaimed her independence by categorically refusing to have her feet bound, resolutely tearing off the bandages as fast as they were applied.
    -- Adeline Yen Mah

    #Aunt #Feet #Independence

  • I've got an uncle myself. Nobody should be held responsible for their uncles. Nature's little throwbacks - that's how I look at it.
    -- Agatha Christie

    #Uncles #Aunt #Looks

  • Every man should have aunts. They illustrate the triumph of guess work over logic.
    -- Agatha Christie

    #Men #Aunt #Triumph

  • Culture is like the sum of special knowledge that accumulates in any large united family and is the common property of all its members. When we of the great Culture Family meet, we exchange reminiscences about Grandfather Homer, and that awful old Dr. Johnson, and Aunt Sappho, and poor Johnny Keats.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Aunt #Grandfather #Special

  • My darling girl, when are you going to realize that being normal is not necessarily a virtue? It rather denotes a lack of courage." - Aunt Frances
    -- Alice Hoffman

    #Girl #Aunt #Magic

  • Don’t mind me,” I said. “I’m just the person who tried to rob the place last July.” “No, you diddn’t,” Abby said, appearing on the roof. She was wearing a trim suit and tall black boots. Her hair was pulled into a sleek ponytail at the nape of her neck, and either i was imagining things or Townsend wasn’t quite as good a spy as I thought, because I could have sworn I saw him drool a little. Note to self: your aunt is a hottie.
    -- Ally Carter

    #Aunt #Hair #July

  • Maybe! Maybe! Maybe if your aunt had a beard, she'd be your uncle.
    -- Alvah Bessie

    #Uncles #Aunt #Beard

  • This is so weird. They're your brother and aunt." "No, I understand. They're your family too." Rhys said. "They loved you and raised you. That's what family is, right?
    -- Amanda Hocking

    #Brother #Aunt #Said

  • I love San Francisco so much. I call it the Emerald City and have been coming here since 1992. I have a few old friends that live here, and my aunt and uncle live in Oakland. I think it's a magical city - it's big, sexy and very 'cosmo' with a small-town feel.
    -- Andy Cohen

    #Sexy #Uncles #Aunt

  • It is not possible to create peace in the Middle East by jeopardizing the peace of the world.
    -- Aneurin Bevan

    #Aunt #Middle East #World

  • My mom was always pretty supportive. She saw me do plays and she'd always act out the parts I did. My aunt, who played a big part in my life, was a little bit more reserved, because if they don't see you on TV every week they think you must be starving.
    -- Angela Bassett

    #Mom #Thinking #Aunt

  • I basically don't do that well with children, although my sister says I'm a great aunt,
    -- Ann B. Davis

    #Children #Aunt #My Sister

  • Was I insane? Maybe. But then, there were many different kinds of insanity. Aunt Rose had always taken for granted that the whole world was in a state of constantly fluctuating madness, and that a neurosis was not an illness, but a fact of life, like pimples. Some have more, some have less, but only truly abnormal people have none at all. This commonsense philosophy had consoled me many times before, and it did now, too.
    -- Anne Fortier

    #Philosophy #Taken #Aunt

  • Now give me a kiss, say you love me and off you go." "Sure, Aunt Lu," I said, and I gave her the kiss she wanted. Then I ran out and caught my bus. I didn't say I loved her. I guess I did. But asking someone to say they love you--and she always asked--is like buying yourself a birthday present. It's more than likely exactly what you want. But it must make you feel awfully sad to get it.
    -- Avi

    #Love You #Kissing #Aunt

  • I liked blues from the time my mother used to take me to church. I started to listen to gospel music, so I liked that. But I had an aunt at that time, my mother's aunt, who bought records by people like Lonnie Johnson, Robert Johnson, Blind Lemon Jefferson and a few others.
    -- B. B. King

    #Mother #Aunt #People

  • I want to be the coolest aunt in the entire world.
    -- Bailee Madison

    #Aunt #World #Want

  • [The woman] paused and seemed to take a deep breath. 'You see,' she declared. 'I am Tom Mallow's aunt.' Catherine's first instinct was to burst out laughing. She wondered why there was something slightly absurd about aunts; perhaps it was because one thought of them as dear, comfortable creatures, somehow lacking in dignity and prestige.
    -- Barbara Pym

    #Aunt #Laughing #Firsts

  • Ten years ago, desalination was the crazy aunt in the attic. That's changed. It is now entering the mainstream and being taken seriously.
    -- Barry Nelson

    #Crazy #Taken #Aunt

  • There was a time when I could walk down the street, Hollywood Boulevard or Beverly Drive, and somebody would come up to you and they would say, "Excuse me," and you'd barely hear them, and you'd turn around and you'd say, "Yeah, how you doing?" and they'd say, "I'm really sorry to bother you, but my aunt is a big fan of yours, and would you mind terribly if you'd just sign this paper," or whatever it is, and you're happy to do that, and the people are pretty nice about it.
    -- Billy Bob Thornton

    #Sorry #Nice #Aunt

  • My Aunt Minnie would always be punctual and never hold up production, but who would pay to see my Aunt Minnie?
    -- Billy Wilder

    #Aunt #Pay #Punctuation

  • My aunt used to say, slow and steady wins the race. She died in a fire.
    -- Bo

    #Aunt #Winning #Fire

  • Her aunt Sol had once told Shai to smile at the worst insults and snap at the minor ones. That way, no man would know your heart.
    -- Brandon Sanderson

    #Heart #Men #Aunt

  • Our house was always full of grandparents and aunts and uncles and cousins.
    -- Bryan Clay

    #Cousin #Uncles #Aunt

  • [On journalists:] They are the scavengers of society who, possessing no guts of their own, tear out the guts of celebrities. They have the sycophantic, false enthusing gush of maiden aunts: who are accustomed to being trampled on doormats.
    -- Caitlin Thomas

    #Aunt #Tears #Journalism

  • Since nostaglia is fueled by inflation, could it be that inflation is the result of a conspiracy by the people who are trying to palm off McGovern buttons and Howdy Doody puppets and their Aunt Thelma's toaster as antiques.
    -- Calvin Trillin

    #Aunt #People #Trying

  • Acting is our job, not talking about it. In France, they know me like I belong to their family. I go somewhere and I feel like Im sometimes the aunt, the grandmother, the mother, the sister. They all know me. But its not supposed to be that way.
    -- Carole Bouquet

    #Mother #Jobs #Aunt

  • Well, there aren’t any graves in mundane wedding ceremonies,” said Tessa. “Though your ability to quote the Bible is impressive. Better than my aunt Harriet’s.” “Did you hear that, James? She just compared us to her aunt Harriet.
    -- Cassandra Clare

    #Aunt #Graves #Said

  • "And when you had made sure of the poor little fool," said my aunt - "God forgive me that I should call her so, and she gone where YOU won't go in a hurry - because you had not done wrong enough to her and hers, you must begin to train her, must you? begin to break her, like a poor caged bird, and wear her deluded life away, in teaching her to sing YOUR notes?"
    -- Charles Dickens

    #Love #Teaching #Aunt

  • I remember a great America where we made everything. There was a time when the only thing you got from Japan was a really bad cheap transistor radio that some aunt gave you for Christmas.
    -- Cher

    #Christmas #Aunt #Japan

  • One of my favorite places in San-Francisco is Aunt Charlies drag show. You pay $3 and see shows that literally give you goose bumps and bring you to tears. As a performer, you know they're giving 100% and you can't help but cry.
    -- Christopher Owens

    #Aunt #San Francisco #Giving

  • I grew up with a piano, and my aunt taught me chords. I played with bands in high school and I could do like, C chord, G chord, D chord; really simple, rhythm piano.
    -- Cristin Milioti

    #School #Simple #Aunt

  • All my aunts in the Phillipines, they look at me and say 'Darreeeeeen! You so thin! Eat!'
    -- Darren Criss

    #Aunt #Looks #Look At Me

  • Why is it so much easier to talk to a stranger? why do we feel we need to disconnect in order to connect? If I wrote "Dear Sofia" or "Dear Boomer" or "Dear Lily's Great-Aunt" at the top of this postcard, wouldn't that change the words that followed? Of course it would. But the question is: When I wrote "Dear Lily," was that just a version of "Dear Myself"? I know it was more than that. But it was also less than that, too
    -- David Levithan

    #Aunt #Order #Lilies

  • The government are behaving like a bevy of maiden aunts who have fallen among buccaneers.
    -- David Lloyd George

    #Aunt #Government #Political

  • The wedding ring on my left hand was bought by my grandfather, Samuel Miliband, in Brussels in 1920. I never knew him, as he died when I was one. But his ring was kept by my aunt until it was placed on my finger by my wife Louise 32 years later.
    -- David Miliband

    #Wedding #Aunt #Hands

  • Cuddling was for great aunts and teddy bears. Cuddling gave him cramp.
    -- David Nicholls

    #Sex #Aunt #Cuddling

  • So while the name Redskins is only a bit offensive, it’s extremely tacky and dated—like an old aunt who still talks about ‘colored people’ or limps her wrist to suggest someone’s gay.
    -- David Plotz

    #Gay #Aunt #Names

  • I shared a room with my parents until I was 7, and I lived with my uncles and aunts and my cousins and my grandfather... so the house was always full of people.
    -- Dichen Lachman

    #Cousin #Uncles #Aunt

  • My aunt played the piano and I used to sit and listen to it.
    -- Dick Dale

    #Aunt #Piano #Used

  • I don't think of myself as a feminist, but if someone calls me a feminist icon, that's fine. I've always stood up for women and myself in general. I have a great love and respect, because I have had beautiful sisters, aunts and my grandmas, but I love men. I totally understand the nature of men.
    -- Dolly Parton

    #Beautiful #Grandma #Aunt

  • My aunt in Knoxville would bring newspapers up, which we used for toilet paper. Before we used it, we'd look at the pictures.
    -- Dolly Parton

    #Aunt #Looks #Paper

  • The tolerance of the public is diminishing. We're spending time on the wrong people. It's nutty. There has to be a better way. Why are we stripsearching Aunt Molly from Iowa and letting on Richard Reid?
    -- Donald J. Carty

    #Aunt #Iowa #People

  • Well, I do have some maiden aunts that are not quite like the aunts in the book, but I definitely do have a couple of them, and a couple of old aunties.
    -- Donna Tartt

    #Couple #Book #Aunt

  • I had a wonderful family including my aunts, uncles and cousins but they've all gone to heaven.
    -- Doris Day

    #Cousin #Uncles #Aunt

  • Did I ever tell you,’ said Lymond pausing on the afterthought, on his way to the flap, ‘that that aunt of mine once hatched an egg?’ He paused, deep in thought, and walked slowly to the door before turning again. His lordship of Aubigny, staring after the vanishing form of his brother, received the full splendour of Lymond’s smile. ‘It was a cuckoo,’ said Francis Crawford prosaically, and followed Lennox out.
    -- Dorothy Dunnett

    #Brother #Aunt #Doors

  • My mother is an actress, and my aunt Margaux was a model. And it's funny, as much as I'm all about I'm my own person, and I'm making my own name for myself, I have grown up in a world where most of these people who are like me are children of famous parents. So it's easy to become the socialite and be famous for that.
    -- Dree Hemingway

    #Mother #Children #Aunt

  • The businessman who assumes that his life is everything, and the mystic who asserts that it is nothing, fail, on this side and on that, to hit the truth. ‘Yes, I see, dear; it’s about half-way between,’ Aunt Juley had hazarded in earlier years. No; truth, being alive, was not halfway between anything. It was only to be found by continuous excursions into either realm, and though proportion is the final secret, to espouse it at the outset is to ensure sterility.
    -- E. M. Forster

    #Aunt #Years #Secret

  • Oh, but Aunt Polly, Aunt Polly, you haven't left me any time at all just to- to live.
    -- Eleanor Porter

    #Aunt

  • I would rather be the good aunt who never says anything bad and lets the parents discipline the child.
    -- Ellen DeGeneres

    #Children #Aunt #Discipline

  • Well when I was young, when I was very young, when I was a little boy I don't remember the music I heard, but there was an article in the Brooklyn Daily written by my Aunt about how I could choose phonograph records.
    -- Elliott Carter

    #Boys #Aunt #Records

  • I was raised by my great-great aunt. I was adopted within our family. My mother had me when she was, I think, 15, 16. They tried to get her to have an abortion and she refused. So, my 'mama' adopted me, which was really her great aunt, which was really my great-great aunt, who was named Viola Dickerson. I was told that my mother was my sister.
    -- Eric Dickerson

    #Mother #Thinking #Aunt

  • All my forebears worked for a living. My grandfather painted portraits. My mother too. My aunt painted seascapes.
    -- Erica Jong

    #Mother #Aunt #Grandfather

  • Don't tell me to believe. Don't tell me to believe in the same God or laws that men believe in who commit these murders. Don't tell me to believe that God can bless this country and that men are judged by their peers. Who among his peers judged him? Was I there? Was the minister there? Was Harry Williams there? Was Farrell Jarreau? Was my aunt? Was Vivian? No, his peers did not judge him, and I will not believe.
    -- Ernest Gaines

    #Country #Believe #Aunt

  • One must not judge other cultures by the standars of one's one,' said Aunt Hilda
    -- Eva Ibbotson

    #Aunt #Other Cultures #Judging

  • I always enjoyed acting. My aunt was actually an actress.
    -- Felicia Day

    #Aunt #Acting #Actresses

  • The black, hungry roses that Redd sent snaking towards the princess were easily squashed, the orbs and and unmanned, airborne blades of effortlessly waved off, and the spears of black energy (Alyss was flattered, her aunt borrowing this idea from her) pinned motionless to the air by Alyss's own white spears with no trouble.
    -- Frank Beddor

    #Princess #Aunt #Air

  • Mental illness can happen to anybody. You can be a dustman, a politician, a Tesco worker... anyone. It could be your dad, your brother or your aunt.
    -- Frank Bruno

    #Brother #Dad #Aunt

  • These are all elements, but the main thing we can do in the Middle East is encourage the reformist elements.
    -- Frank Carlucci

    #Aunt #Elements #Middle East

  • I'd sort of dabbled in Black Magic, not practicing it, but I was interested in it. All these horrible things kept happening to me - a lot of my aunts and uncles started dying and I was seeing all these bloody things visiting me during the night.
    -- Geezer Butler

    #Uncles #Aunt #Night

  • But Aunt Margaret doesn't like boys," objected Elnora. "Well, she likes me, and I used to be a boy. ...
    -- Gene Stratton-Porter

    #Aunt #Boys #Likes

  • My father taught me about having principles and how to treat people with respect. My aunt also taught me how to keep a perspective on everything that happens to you. So you learn to be humble and not take your success for granted.
    -- George Clooney

    #Father #Humble #Aunt

  • The best advice I got from my aunt, the great singer Rosemary Clooney, and from my dad, who was a game show host and news anchor, was: don't wake up at seventy years old sighing over what you should have tried. Just do it, be willing to fail, and at least you gave it a shot. That's echoed for me all through the last few years.
    -- George Clooney

    #Motivational #Dad #Aunt

  • I think I'm a fan of people who were brave, my aunt, my grandmother, those are my heroes.
    -- George Eads

    #Hero #Grandmother #Aunt

  • I wish I were one of those terribly clever people who, when they write their autobiographies, always say, when I was fifteen months old I distinctly remember my Aunt Fanny saying to me, etc.
    -- George Seaton

    #Clever #Writing #Aunt

  • I was under the impression that I warned you that in London country ways will not do, Frederica!” “You did!” she retorted. “And although I can’t say that I paid much heed to your advice it so happens that I am accompanied today by my aunt!” “Who adds invisibility to her other accomplishments!
    -- Georgette Heyer

    #Country #Aunt #Accomplishment

  • I grew up in the kitchen, mostly with my grandfather, my mother and my aunt Raffy.
    -- Giada De Laurentiis

    #Mother #Aunt #Kitchen

  • Layers are not difficult for me. You have the luxury of takes, so if you feel like, say, you did not take in the fact that your aunt is across the way in one take, you do it again and try to add that piece.
    -- Gillian Anderson

    #Aunt #Luxury #Trying

  • Thee may tell Aunt Janet from me that she might as well try to stop the stars in their courses as to try to stop a love affair.
    -- Hannah Whitall Smith

    #Stars #Aunt #Trying

  • The saints are never the kind of killjoy spinster aunts who go in for faultfinding and lack all sense of humor.
    -- Hans Urs von Balthasar

    #Aunt #Saint #Sense Of Humor

  • But the saints are never the kind of killjoy spinster aunts who go in for faultfinding and lack all sense of humor. (Nor should the Karl Barth who so loved and understood Mozart be regarded as such.)For humor is a mysterious but unmistakable charism inseparable from Catholic faith, and neither the "progressives" nor the "integralists" seem to possess it - the latter even less than the former.
    -- Hans Urs von Balthasar

    #Aunt #Catholic #Saint

  • Somewhere, I had received the impression that Fine Folks were people who did the best they could with the sense they had, but Aunt Alexandra was of the opinion, obliquely expressed, that the longer a family had been squatting on one patch of land the finer it was.
    -- Harper Lee

    #Aunt #Land #People

  • Aunt Jane observed, the second time She tumbled off a bus, 'The step is short from the Sublime To the Ridiculous.
    -- Harry Graham

    #Aunt #Sublime #Steps

  • I have family dotted everywhere - Dad's in California; I've got aunts in Scotland and Virginia; family in Kansas City; family in Manchester and London.
    -- Hayley Atwell

    #Dad #Aunt #Kansas

  • Nothing could convince Aunt Nelly to let Vlad stay home for the duration of the school year, which just goes to prove that parents and guardians don't care if they're sending you to face bloodthirsty monsters, so long as you get a B in English.
    -- Heather Brewer

    #Home #School #Aunt

  • American journalism's crazy old aunt in the attic.
    -- Helen Thomas

    #Crazy #Aunt #Politics

  • For every time she shouted "Fire!" They only answered "Little liar!" And therefore when her aunt returned, Matilda, and the house, were burned.
    -- Hilaire Belloc

    #Time #Liars #Aunt

  • My mother passed when I was in the third grade, my father when I was in the seventh, and that's when I was shipped to Los Angeles to live with an aunt.
    -- Ice T

    #Mother #Father #Aunt

  • One look at Rebecca and Aunt B would have an instant apoplexy. Raphael’s eyebrows furrowed. “My mother’s approval isn’t necessary.” Aha. “Does she know that?
    -- Ilona Andrews

    #Mother #Aunt #Eyebrows

  • Do you have spies in Clan Heavy?” “I have spies everywhere.” I looked at Andrea, who was hoarding bacon on her plate. “She had tea with Mahon’s wife.” Andrea said. Aunt B looked at her. “You and I need to work on your air of mystery.
    -- Ilona Andrews

    #Aunt #Air #Wife

  • I find weddings really boring. They give speeches, your aunt kisses you on the cheek, and you're at a boring table. But it's different when it's your own.
    -- Isla Fisher

    #Kissing #Aunt #Giving

  • Aunt Petunia often said that Dudley looked like a baby angel — Harry often said that Dudley looked like a pig in a wig.
    -- J. K. Rowling

    #Baby #Angel #Aunt


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  • My aunt once said that the world would never find peace until men fell at their women's feet and asked for forgiveness.
    -- Jack Kerouac

    #Wisdom #Aunt #Men

  • The jelly - the jam and the marmalade, And the cherry-and quince-'preserves' she made! And the sweet-sour pickles of peach and pear, With cinnamon in 'em, and all things rare! And the more we ate was the more to spare, Out to old Aunt Mary's! Ah!
    -- James Whitcomb Riley

    #Sweet #Aunt #Jelly

  • Mom was a smoker. My grandfather was a smoker. My aunts were smokers. My uncles were smokers. I don't know any smokers now, not even my mom.
    -- Jane Smiley

    #Mom #Uncles #Aunt

  • Dear Aunt Loretta, Thank you so much for the awesome pants! How did you know I wanted that for Christmas? I love the way the pants look on my legs! All my friends will be so jealous that I have my very own pants. Thank you for making this the best Christmas ever! Sincerely, Greg
    -- Jeff Kinney

    #Jealous #Aunt #Way

  • My parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles were all funny, and I felt that energy, that delivery, that timing, that sarcasm. All that stuff seeped into my brain.
    -- Jeff Ross

    #Uncles #Sarcasm #Aunt

  • The Middle East is hopeful. There's hope there.
    -- Joe Biden

    #Aunt #Hopeful #Middle East

  • To make my diary a little different I am going to call it a Thought Book ... I have thoughts that I never can use unlesss I write them down, for Aunt Miranda always says, Keep your thoughts to yourself.
    -- Kate Douglas Wiggin

    #Book #Writing #Aunt

  • Was she telling you to stay away from me?" I asked. He paused, then said, "Yeah." He squeezed my hand out of Aunt Lauren's sight. "It's okay. We're good." Chloe and Derek
    -- Kelley Armstrong

    #Aunt #Sight #Hands

  • I'll just do a round around of the house and make sure the rest of the family are fast asleep. We don't want that sharp-nosed aunt of yours catching us when we find the diamonds." "What diamonds?" "Think positive for once...Which would you rather, diamonds or the remains of a murdered maidservant? It's all a question of attitude.
    -- Kerstin Gier

    #Attitude #Thinking #Aunt

  • You'd think that would have been forgotten long ago. But no, no sooner has a little grass grown over it than some clumsy camel comes along and rakes it all up again." Caroline giggled. She was probably imagining Aunt Glenda as a camel. "This is not a TV series, Maddy," said Lady Arista sharply. "Thank goodness, no, it isn't," said Great-aunt Maddy. "If it were, I'd have lost track of the plot ages ago.
    -- Kerstin Gier

    #Aunt #Thinking #Track

  • My family is from the South, and I can remember all those ladies I grew up with, like my great-aunts, who had handkerchiefs. There's something sweet about them.
    -- Laura Linney

    #Sweet #Aunt #Remember

  • When the oldest Chatwin, melancholy Martin, opens the cabinet of the grandfather clock that stands in a dark, narrow back hallway in his aunt’s house and slip through into Fillory...it’s like he’s opening the covers of a book, but a book that did what books always promised to do and never ac tually quite did: get you out, really out, of where you were and into something better.
    -- Lev Grossman

    #Book #Dark #Aunt

  • Your sister is the only creature on earth who shares your heritage, history, environment, DNA, bone structure, and contempt for stupid Aunt Gertie.
    -- Linda Sunshine

    #Sibling #Stupid #Aunt

  • Compulsory reading for anyone who has a pig, an aunt or a sense of humor.
    -- Lindsey Davis

    #Reading #Aunt #Pigs

  • I saw Uncle John with Long Tall Sally, he saw Aunt Mary coming and he ducked back in the alley.
    -- Little Richard

    #Uncles #Aunt #Long

  • Even that crazy lunatic, my aunt the Empress, wa absolutely sweet and charming.
    -- Lord Mountbatten

    #Sweet #Crazy #Aunt

  • Aunt Lovey used to tell me that if I wanted to be a writer, I needed a writer's voice. 'Read,' she'd say, 'and if you have a writer's voice, one day it will shout out, 'I can do that too!
    -- Lori Lansens

    #Aunt #Voice #One Day

  • For young people, it doesn't matter so much, but when you're older, less is definitely more - too much make-up can give you the 'eccentric Aunt Sally' look!
    -- Lulu

    #Aunt #People #Giving