->''"To lose one parent may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness."''
-->-- '''Lady Bracknell''', ''Theatre/TheImportanceOfBeingEarnest''

->''There is probably no more terrible instance of enlightenment than the one in which you discover your father is a man with human flesh.''
-->-- '''''Literature/{{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."
-->-- ''Series/That70sShow''

->"Okay, basically, my parents abandoned me, I was being raised by ocelots."
-->-- '''Dr. Doofenshmirtz''', ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb''

->''Father left home, poor mother died\\
Leaving Susie alone\\
Grandfather's soul too had flown...\\
No one to care...''
-->-- '''Music/MichaelJackson''', "Little Susie"

->'''Natsuru''': Oh, of course. The missing parents. What is it this time? Dead? Fugitives?
-> '''Shizuku''': Diplomats.
-> '''Natsuru''': Oh, okay.
-->-- ''LightNovel/{{Kampfer}} Abridged''

->'''Daryl''': Do you have any family movies that have families in them?
-->-- ''ComicStrip/BabyBlues''

->"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]
->[[TearJerker "...How come he don't want me, man?"]]
-->-- '''Will Smith''', ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir''

->'''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.
-->-- ''Disney/TreasurePlanet''

->'''[[Anime/DancougarNova Aoi]]''': Parents who abuse their kids for their crazy agendas are nothing but a bad influence on them!\\
'''[[Anime/{{Gigantor}} SD]]''': So you say and, yet, it seems you do not even know your parents.\\
'''Aoi''': So what! I have friends who are much more important than some parents I never knew!\\
'''Aoi''': Gura also realized that: the friends who cared for him matter way more than some selfish dad!\\
'''Aoi''': That kid's cries wouldn't reach you, so I'll give you a piece of my mind in his stead!\\
'''Aoi''': Let's do this, Space Devil!
-->--''Third VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsZ: Jigoku-hen''

->"Your refusal to face reality, content to watch us from afar. Don't make me laugh! There's only one truth here. You, my own parents, you abandoned us!"
-->--'''Lelouch vi Britannia''', ''Anime/CodeGeass''

->''"When I was four, I was abandoned by my father. Not that I ever saw him that often even when Mother was alive...but...I can still feel the pain, Asuka. The loneliness...being rejected like that. I don't want my daughter to ever feel the same way. Not if I can make sure it doesn't happen. If you'll allow me to be there..."''
-->--'''Shinji''', ''Fanfic/TheChildOfLove'', ''chapter 5''