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Quotes: Parental Abandonment

There is probably no more terrible instance of enlightenment than the one in which you discover your father is a man — with human flesh.
Dune

Scrooge: I'm not used to relatives either. The few I had seem to have... disappeared.
Huey, Dewey and Louie: We know how that feels, Unca Scrooge.

Kitty: Eric, I'm sure she's not abandoning Steven. She's his mother!
Eric: Mom, her exact words were "I know I'm your mother, but I'm abandoning you Steven."

"Okay, basically, my parents abandoned me, I was being raised by ocelots."
Dr. Doofenshmirtz, Phineas and Ferb

Father left home, poor mother died
Leaving Susie alone
Grandfather's soul too had flown...
No one to care...
Michael Jackson, "Little Susie"

Natsuru: Oh, of course. The missing parents. What is it this time? Dead? Fugitives?
Shizuku: Diplomats.
Natsuru: Oh, okay.
Kämpfer Abridged

Daryl: Do you have any family movies that have families in them?

"No, you know what, uncle Phil? I'll get through college without him, I'll get a great job without him, I'll marry me a beautiful honey and I'm having a whole bunch of kids. I'll be a better father than he ever was. And I sure as hell don't need him for that, 'cause there ain't a damn thing he can ever teach me about how to love my kids!"
[long pause]
Silver: Didn't your pap ever teach you to pick your fights a bit more carefully?
[Jim looks away]
Silver: Your father not the teachin' sort?
Jim: No. He was more the "taking off and never coming back" sort.