Quotes / Family of Choice

"The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life. Rarely do members of one family grow up under the same roof."
Richard Bach, Illusions

Blake Thorburn: It doesnít bother you?
Evan Matthieu: It does. But itís okay. Itís interesting to think about, and it makes me miss my parents. But not in a bad way.
Blake: Thatís sort of what family is, isnít it? It doesnít always feel great, but that feeling of connection kind of helps fill a hole, doesnít it?
Evan: Sorta.
Blake: Well, these guys backed me up when I needed it. Theyíre more family than my family-by-blood were.
Pact

Shinji: But... my family...
Misato: Your family is right here, Shinji, and we know who you are.
Asuka: Thatís right, youíve got Rei and I right with you, and Misato and Kaji. Just right there is more friends and loved ones than your dad has.
Shinji: ...Thank you.

Nebula: All any of you do is yell at each other, you are not friends!
Drax: No, we're family.

"We're your family, Knuckles."
Amy Rose, Sonic Boom
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