Ask anyone and they'll most likely say their family is crazy, and if they don't say their family is crazy, their friends are crazy. That's because everyone is crazy after taking the mask off. People are most themselves when not really trying to fit in, when either alone or around those already closest to them, and that is crazy.
Judging Natalie as my mother had judged me was, I felt like telling her son, just my ass-backward way of showing love. I'd spent my life trying to translate that language, and now I realized I had come to speak it fluently. When was it that you realized the thread woven through your DNA carried the relationship deformities of your blood relatives as much as it did their diabetes and bone density?
Sometimes, the one you love isn't the one for you and this doesn't apply only in relationships, but also among relatives.
I created my MySpace page in eighth grade, because that's how all my friends talked to each other, so I made one, too. Then, all of a sudden, my friends started putting my songs on their profiles, and then their relatives, their friends in different states did.
My father was killed by a German mine, while I lost other relatives in Allied bombing attacks.
As for me I may not have relatives in the film industry. But I grew up in Mumbai as an avid moviegoer. So I don't feel like an outsider.
Every man sees in his relatives, and especially in his cousins, a series of grotesque caricatures of himself.
Most of the catfish you find at the fish counter has been farmed. Though I usually prefer to buy and eat wild fish, farmed catfish taste cleaner, without the muddy taste of their wild relatives.
It isn't necessary to have relatives in Kansas City in order to be unhappy.
As early as December 1945, I accompanied my wife and a few relatives in their return from evacuation in the countryside to Cologne, where over the years we settled down in a destroyed house.
The most loving parents and relatives commit murder with smiles on their faces. They force us to destroy the person we really are: a subtle kind of murder.
Kidney donors don't have to be close relatives of recipients, but they do need to have the right blood type. And kidneys from living donors tend to last many years longer than kidneys from deceased donors.
I have, from the beginning, been opposed to Trump hiring any of his relatives. Americans don't like that; I don't like that. That's the one fascist thing he's done. Hiring his kids.
My immediate family are from the West Indies - from Trinidad and Grenada - and I have relatives all over the Caribbean.
Trees are our closest relatives. What trees exhale, we inhale; what we exhale, they inhale. They are half our respiratory system.
Unfortunately, inner feelings and potential are often stunted by our parents, relatives or peers.
After Katrina, no one was the same. People, relatives, they were dying one after another.
If man was the relative of animals, then animals were the relatives of man, and in degrees bearers of that inwardness of which man, the most advanced of their kin, is conscious in himself.
Loving relatives and home-cooked meals are solid levees against a recession.
One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives.