“One day you look in the mirror and you see your parents sadness in your eyes.”

— Hannah Lillith Assadi, Sonora, Share via Whatsapp

“You ll stay with me? Until the very end, said James.”

— J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Share via Whatsapp

“Don t be ridiculous, Charlie, people love the parents who beat their kids in department stores. It s the ones who just let their kids wreak havoc that everybody hates.”

— Christopher Moore, A Dirty Job, Share via Whatsapp

“Faith can be very very dangerous, and deliberately to implant it into the vulnerable mind of an innocent child is a grievous wrong.”

— Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion, Share via Whatsapp

“When I was a kid my parents moved a lot, but I always found them.”

— Rodney Dangerfield, Share via Whatsapp

“Parents are not interested in justice, they re interested in peace and quiet.”

— Bill Cosby, Share via Whatsapp

“It never gets easier, missing you. And sometimes I wonder if it ever will.”

— Heather Brewer, Ninth Grade Slays, Share via Whatsapp

“...when your child dies, you feel everything you d expect to feel, feelings so well-documented by so many others that I won t even bother to list them here, except to say that everything that s written about mourning is all the same, and it s all the same for a reason - because there is no read deviation from the text. Sometimes you feel more of one thing and less of another, and sometimes you feel them out of order, and sometimes you feel them for a longer time or a shorter time. But the sensations are always the same. But here s what no one says - when it s your child, a part of you, a very tiny but nonetheless unignorable part of you, also feels relief. Because finally, the moment you have been expecting, been dreading, been preparing yourself for since the day you became a parent, has come. Ah, you tell yourself, it s arrived. Here it is. And after that, you have nothing to fear again.”

— Hanya Yanagihara, A Little Life, Share via Whatsapp

“If you have one parent who loves you, even if they can t buy you clothes, they re so poor and they make all kinds of mistakes and maybe sometimes they even give you awful advice, but never for one moment do you doubt their love for you--if you have this, you have incredibly good fortune. If you have two parents who love you? You have won life s Lotto. If you do not have parents, or if the parents you have are so broken and so, frankly, terrible that they are no improvement over nothing, this is fine. It s not ideal because it s harder without adults who love you more than they love themselves. But harder is just harder, that s all.”

— Augusten Burroughs, This Is How: Proven Aid in Overcoming Shyness, Molestation, Fatness, Spinsterhood, Grief, Disease, Lushery, Decrepitude & More. For Young and Old Alike., Share via Whatsapp

“First your parents, they give you your life, but then they try to give you their life.”

— Chuck Palahniuk, Share via Whatsapp

“My parents are going to kill me! That seems rather harsh...”

— Garth Nix, Sir Thursday, Share via Whatsapp

“Parents had some kind of sin radar, Claire thought. They always called when you were in the middle of something you just knew they d consider wrong. Or at least risky.”

— Rachel Caine, Midnight Alley, Share via Whatsapp

“Parents have this twisted belief that anyone under the age of about twenty simply can’t know what love is, like the age to love is assessed in the same way the law assesses the legal age to drink. They think that the ‘emotional growth’ of a teenager’s mind is too underdeveloped to understand love, to know if it’s ‘real’ or not. That s completely asinine. The truth is that adults love in different ways, not the only way.”

— J.A. Redmerski, The Edge of Never, Share via Whatsapp

“When you lose your parents, the sadness doesn t go away. It just changes. It hits you sideways sometimes instead of head-on. Like now.”

— Jude Watson, In Too Deep, Share via Whatsapp

“Many kids, it seemed, would find out that their parents were flawed, messed-up people later in life, and I didn t appreciate getting to know it all so strong and early.”

— Aimee Bender, The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake, Share via Whatsapp

“Sorry to disappoint you, parents - but when your kids come out as gay, bi or transgender, it is not about you.”

— Christina Engela, Fearotica: An Anthology of Erotic Horror, Share via Whatsapp

“It s amazing--my parents call everything a discussion. If I were standing across the street, firing a bazooka at my mother, while my father was launching mortar back at me, and Jeffery was charging down the driveway with a grenade in his teeth, my parents would say we should stop having this public discussion .”

— Jordan Sonnenblick, Drums, Girls & Dangerous Pie, Share via Whatsapp