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Before drifting away entirely, he found himself reflecting – not for the first time – on the peculiarity of adults. They tool laxatives, liquor, or sleeping pills to drive away their terrors so that sleep would come, and their terrors were so tame and domestic: the job, the money, what the teacher will think if I can’t get Jennie nicer clothes, does my wife still love me, who are my friends. They were pallid compared to the fears every child lies cheek and jowl with in his dark bed, with no one to confess to in hope of perfect understanding but another child. There is no group therapy or psychiatry or community social services for the child who must cope with the thing under the bed or in the cellar every night, the thing which leers and capers and threatens just beyond the point where vision will reach. The same lonely battle must be fought night after night and the only cure is the eventual ossification of the imaginary faculties, and this is called adulthood.

Stephen King, Salem’s Lot

One day you will do things for me that you hate. That is what it means to be family.

Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything is Illuminated

Sometimes home is where the heart is, Eddie thought randomly. I believe that. Old Bobby Frost said home’s the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in. Unfortunately, it’s also the place where, once you’re in there, they don’t ever want to let you out.

Stephen King, It

In Kabul, hot running water had been like fathers, a rare commodity.

Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner

I’m so happy with my family, my career and my friends, and I’d like for them to be here forever, so I guess loss is what scares me the most.

Jared Padalecki

It shows us nothing more or less than the deepest, more desperate desire of our hearts. You, who have never known your family, see them standing around you. Ronald Weasley, who has always been overshadowed by his brothers, sees himself standing alone, the best of all of them. However, this mirror will give us neither knowledge or truth. Men have wasted away before it, entranced by what they have seen, or been driven mad, not knowing if what it shows is real or even possible.

Professor Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Sometimes you struggle so hard to feed your family one way, you forget to feed them the other way, with spiritual nourishment. Everybody needs that.

James Brown

In my family, we say ‘A naked man has few secrets, a flayed man none.’

Lord Roose Bolton, Game Of Thrones

My family thought the fascination with acting was just another fad.

Sean Bean

It’s strange how pain marks our faces, and makes us look like family.

Stephen King, The Green Mile

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