Aunt Quotes

Aunt Quotes by Henry Winkler, Paul McCartney, Brandon Ingram, Kim Kardashian, Aldous Huxley, Phyllis McGinley and many others.

My Aunt Erna was smuggled out of Nazi Germany in 1939, alive, in a coffin with a spider plant at her feet. When I moved to Los Angeles from New York City in 1974 for ‘Happy Days,’ I took a cutting with me.
Henry Winkler
I used to go round to Aunt Mimi’s house and John would be at the typewriter, which was fairly unusual in Liverpool. None of my mates even knew what a typewriter was. Well they knew what it was but they didn’t hae one. Nobody had one.
Paul McCartney
My great aunt raised me for about four or five years. Something I took from her was a quote: ‘Fear of suffering is far worse than suffering itself.’ I actually have that tattooed on the back of my arm.
Brandon Ingram
Maybe I’ll just be a good aunt.
Kim Kardashian
Culture is like the sum of special knowledge that accumulates in any large united family and is the common property of all its members. When we of the great Culture Family meet, we exchange reminiscences about Grandfather Homer, and that awful old Dr. Johnson, and Aunt Sappho, and poor Johnny Keats.
Aldous Huxley
Aunts are discreet, a little shy / By instinct. They forbear to pry.
Phyllis McGinley
We’ve had several cats. I had a cat when I was a kid. My Aunt had lots of cats and I got lots of calls about cats.
Temple Grandin
The disinterest [of my two great-aunts] in anything that had to do with high society was such that their sense of hearing … put to rest its receptor organs and allowed them to suffer the true beginnings of atrophy.
Marcel Proust
I was partially raised by an aunt who was a dress designer, so I was around her studio all of my early life. I know materials. I can look through Harper’s Bazaar and decide what works and what doesn’t, or any other magazine, Seventeen if you wish.
Ray Bradbury
I have become this country’s agony aunt as I am doling out relationship tips through various publications. I spotlight the problems and give solutions. It’s wonderful to know that so many people respond, it’s a responsibility.
Pooja Bedi
When I was eight years old, or I may have been younger, my aunt picked me up and threw me in the pool and I didn’t know how to swim. It was like, “Conquer your fear and just get on with it.” It must have made an impact on me.
Charisma Carpenter
It was more my uncle – my mom’s brother – and my aunt who turned me on to hoops. He was more into basketball and he’d take me to Raptors games. And then my dad started taking me with him. And I started falling in love with the game.
Tristan Thompson
I have family dotted everywhere – Dad’s in California; I’ve got aunts in Scotland and Virginia; family in Kansas City; family in Manchester and London.
Hayley Atwell
There is health in table talk and nursery play. We must wear old shoes and have aunts and cousins.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
They did that little thing on South Park, and they mentioned my name and had a character of me judging a Halloween contest. It was really funny. That made me the coolest aunt on earth.
Tina Yothers
I was a bio major, and I was going to take over my aunt’s dental practice and be a dentist.
Michael Steger
Apache have the strongest nation in the world behind them. So we’re going to inflict pain where our European aunts and uncles had to endure it. And so the fact that you could actually get Nazis scared of a band of Jews, that’s – again, that’s a gigantic psychological thing.
Quentin Tarantino
My aunt in Knoxville would bring newspapers up, which we used for toilet paper. Before we used it, we’d look at the pictures.
Dolly Parton
Well, I do have some maiden aunts that are not quite like the aunts in the book, but I definitely do have a couple of them, and a couple of old aunties.
Donna Tartt
Arty farty, you’ll never fool your Aunt, who knew you picked your nose and wet your pants.
Ray Davies
I grew up in a family full of strong women. A great aunt on my mother’s side had been a matron on a hospital ship in World War II, and one on my father’s side had served in the Women’s Royal Naval Service.
Nick Earls
I shared a room with my parents until I was 7, and I lived with my uncles and aunts and my cousins and my grandfather… so the house was always full of people.
Dichen Lachman
My aunt played the piano and I used to sit and listen to it.
Dick Dale
I don’t think of myself as a feminist, but if someone calls me a feminist icon, that’s fine. I’ve always stood up for women and myself in general. I have a great love and respect, because I have had beautiful sisters, aunts and my grandmas, but I love men. I totally understand the nature of men.
Dolly Parton
My aunt could not have been the lone romantic who gave up everything for sex. Women in the old China did not choose. Some man had commanded her to lie with him and be his secret evil.
Maxine Hong Kingston
My grandmother and my mom and my aunt Aurelia, my grandmother Juanita, my mom Lucia – we lived on the outskirts of a barrio in Mexico City called Tepito, and Tepito for many, many decades was the largest barrio in Mexico and perhaps even Latin America.
Juan Felipe Herrera
Once my grandmother’s Alzheimer’s condition worsened, I was always nervous to get calls from my Aunt Lisa who is her daughter that I was raised with.
Kenya Moore
I was inspired to make music since I was 7 because my aunt is a songwriter.
Spelling bees? Spelling bees do not scare me. I competed in the National Spelling Bee twice, thank you very much. My dad competed in the National Spelling Bee. My aunt competed in the National Spelling Bee. My uncle WON the National Spelling Bee. If I can’t spell it, I know someone who can. So just bring it on.
Kristin Cashore
I went to ‘The Nutcracker’ every year with my grandma and aunt. Then, in my early teen years, I thought I wanted to be a ballet dancer. I went real gung-ho in that direction, and I started performing in ‘The Nutcracker.’
Jinkx Monsoon
A part of me wants to sort of try and sound cool and feed this myth that I’m some sort of glamorous lothario, but I was raised by women – my mother and her mother and my aunts – and as a result, most of my friends have always been women.
My mother died when I was 12, and right after, my dad died in a car crash. I was 15 and had no family. The court sent me to live with my uncle and aunt in Missouri.
Karolyn Grimes
When I was a kid, my aunt coached me a little bit for choir, and what she taught me actually stuck with me. She basically taught me to sing from my diaphragm and not from my throat.
Ed Kowalczyk
Something in the human psyche confuses beauty with the right to be loved. The briefest glance at human folly reveals that good looks and worthiness operate independently. Yet countless socializing forces, from Aunt Clara to the latest perfume ad, reinforce beliefs like ‘If I were pretty enough, I would be loved.’
Martha Beck
My father, my uncles, my aunts, from my father’s side and my mother’s side… they were all professional musicians. My father was a concert master, he took me to a lot of rehearsals, concerts, performances, opera, ballet. For me, that was life.
Lalo Schifrin
It is most oppressive to be an aunt.
Christina Stead
My dad was a keen actor when he was young; my auntie is heavily involved in amateur dramatics back in Northern Ireland, and my great aunt was a woman called Greer Garson.
Jamie Dornan
Aunt Marion was right… Never marry a musician, and never answer the door.
Charles M. Schulz
My aunt got me interested in journalism – she found an old typewriter, had it worked over, put it on the dining room table, gave me a stack of paper and said, ‘Play like you’re a writer.’
Dan Jenkins
There is a trend in child-rearing that I find abhorrent: “Whatever the kids want to do is fine.” For me, the classic example of this is when someone has a visitor and says, “Go kiss Aunt Gertrude,” and Aunt Gertrude says, “She doesn’t have to kiss me if she doesn’t want to.” Well, I think that’s wrong.
Marianne Williamson
In truth, I am a single mother. But I don’t feel alone at all in parenting my daughter. Krishna has a whole other side of her family who loves her, too. And so Krishna is parented by me, but also by her grandmother and aunts and cousins and uncles and friends.
Padma Lakshmi
John Kerry only went to prep schools because he had an aunt who had the money to pay for his way into those prep schools.
Douglas Brinkley
Of course, it’s hard to get interested in the whole idea of government. Nothing ever changes, especially people saying ‘nothing ever changes,’ despite the fact their kid now has a free nursery place and their aunt was forced to work despite having dementia.
Frankie Boyle
We live in a world where we have friends, neighbors, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, people we journey with for years who are gay. And we need to love, affirm and all of us together work on the real problems that we have in the world.
Rob Bell
It’s our job – as parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles – to find books our kids are going to like.
James Patterson
Matilda told such dreadful lies, It made one gasp and stretch one’s eyes Her aunt, who, from her earliest youth, Had kept a strict regard for truth, Attempted to believe Matilda The effort very nearly killed her.
Hilaire Belloc
Mom was a smoker. My grandfather was a smoker. My aunts were smokers. My uncles were smokers. I don’t know any smokers now, not even my mom.
Jane Smiley
My aunt looked like Lucille Ball, and everything she touched was beautiful and elegant. But I was intelligent enough to understand I would never be like her.
Sandra Lerner
And if I had not a letter to write myself, I might sit by you and admire the evenness of your writing, as another young lady once did. But I have an aunt too, who must not be longer neglected.
Jane Austen
When it passes towards the east, the sun begins to have less effect upon it, and a thin line on the edge of its bright side emits its splendour towards the earth.
Marcus Vitruvius Pollio
What I’m worrying about is what Tom is going to say when he starts talking.” “Uncle Tom?” “I wish there was something else you could call him except ‘Uncle Tom,’ ” Aunt Dahlia said a little testily. “Every time you do it, I expect to see him turn black and start playing the banjo.
P. G. Wodehouse
My favourite place to train is in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, where I train with my aunt and sister during the off-season. It is basically a flat, grassy area by the side of the road where we have made a path to run on.
Tori Bowie
Layers are not difficult for me. You have the luxury of takes, so if you feel like, say, you did not take in the fact that your aunt is across the way in one take, you do it again and try to add that piece.
Gillian Anderson
My aunt put my cousins into a children’s modelling agency, then my mum did it with us. Me and my sister got a few TV adverts, which was good pocket money. A director saw photos of me and asked me to do a short film.
Sullivan Stapleton
My own aunt was Merle Oberon, so movie stardom was not a faraway mystery to me as a child: it was part of the family business.
Michael Korda
I was blessed to have family members who encouraged me to pursue my dreams. Whether it is your parents, or your uncles or your aunts or even the neighbor down the road, it’s important that kids have someone who encourages them to chase their rainbow.
Dolly Parton
With my aunt, I definitely can relate to how she makes a movie because she does it with her own demeanor, which isn’t this loud presence.
Gia Coppola
She was calm and quiet now with knowing what she had always known, what neither her parents nor Aunt Claire nor Frank nor anyone else had ever had to teach her: that if you wanted something to do something absolutely honest, something true, it always turned out to be a thing that had to be done alone.
Richard Yates
If you look there is humor in every situation like your Aunt eating up all the food at the funeral or the lady sitting next to you at the bus stop.
Kim Wayans
It’s a myth that if you’re liked by only four people it must be good. It might also be very bad: they might be your mother, your brother, your uncle and your aunt.
David Hockney
My own journey in becoming a poet began with memory – with the need to record and hold on to what was being lost. One of my earliest poems, Give and Take, was about my Aunt Sugar, how I was losing her to her memory loss.
Natasha Trethewey
I saw Uncle John with Long Tall Sally, he saw Aunt Mary coming and he ducked back in the alley.
Little Richard
My love of music comes from as long as I remember. I begged my mum to learn piano for a year when I was 4; she wanted to make sure I was serious, and I wanted to be Chuck Berry when I grew up! We were a very musical family; my mum would play guitar, and her, my dad and aunt would sing and harmonize!
Natalia Tena
Our sainted aunts prate of living for others while our rich uncles call us mollycoddles for not fighting for what we want. Murder is a patriotic act if you commit it in a uniform; it is the blackest sin if you kill someone while wearing a gray flannel suit.
Nicholas Samstag
My mother wasn’t strong like my aunt. She was just very passive.
Tyler Perry
Aunt Libby: “I think I’m getting married! I’ve been dying to tell you.” Raven: “You are? Congrats! Dad didn’t mention…” Aunt Libby: “Well, okay, it’s not official or anything. In fact, we haven’t officially gone out yet. I just met him last night.
Ellen Schreiber
Mental illness can happen to anybody. You can be a dustman, a politician, a Tesco worker… anyone. It could be your dad, your brother or your aunt.
Frank Bruno
Every man should have aunts. They illustrate the triumph of guess work over logic.
Agatha Christie
The jelly – the jam and the marmalade, And the cherry-and quince-‘preserves’ she made! And the sweet-sour pickles of peach and pear, With cinnamon in ’em, and all things rare! And the more we ate was the more to spare, Out to old Aunt Mary’s! Ah!
James Whitcomb Riley
Was she telling you to stay away from me?” I asked. He paused, then said, “Yeah.” He squeezed my hand out of Aunt Lauren’s sight. “It’s okay. We’re good.” Chloe and Derek
Kelley Armstrong
My aunt was so attuned to commercials that she could always identify the voiceover actor.
J. K. Simmons
I basically am the only musician in my family. My aunt plays a little piano, but that’s about it. My dad’s mother painted and was actually good at it. I do not come from a long line of musicians, though.
Coy Bowles
If the aunt of the vicar has never touched liquor, watch out when she finds the Champagne.
Rudyard Kipling
My parents didn’t really understand too much about sport. At that time, we were in a Polish community in the inner city of Chicago, and I was the youngest of a bunch of cousins. Polish families are real big, with cousins and aunts and uncles.
Mike Krzyzewski
All my aunts in the Phillipines, they look at me and say ‘Darreeeeeen! You so thin! Eat!’
Darren Criss
I always want to know the things one shouldn’t do.” “So as to do them?” asked her aunt. “So as to choose.” said Isabel
Henry James
To make my diary a little different I am going to call it a Thought Book … I have thoughts that I never can use unlesss I write them down, for Aunt Miranda always says, Keep your thoughts to yourself.
Kate Douglas Wiggin
I found myself in the doldrums in the early Nineties. I was too old to play the dolly bird any longer and I looked too young to play a woman of my real age. No one ever saw me as the aunt, mother or grandmother.
Barbara Windsor
My aunt used to say, “It’s between me and my god; it’s got nothing to do with you.” It was a good enough answer for me as a snot-nosed college kid angling for a religious debate, and I still think it’s a good way of putting it.
Mohsin Hamid
I was a really picky eater as a child. Because I was obsessed by Popeye, my mum and aunts would put my food in a can to represent spinach and we’d hum the Popeye tune and then I’d happily eat it.
Paul O’Grady
At the age of three my grand aunt proclaimed her independence by categorically refusing to have her feet bound, resolutely tearing off the bandages as fast as they were applied.
Adeline Yen Mah
You have to get autistic kids out and expose them to things, but do this without any surprises, so they know what to expect. You have to find skilled mentors to teach them things. For me, it was an aunt, and it was my science teacher. You need to find the things they’re interested in and good at and expand on this.
Temple Grandin
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Richelle Mead
Classical music has become rarefied, like a maiden aunt that nobody wants to talk to.
Charles Hazlewood
My dad was a Marine, my aunt is still in the Navy, and my grandfathers both served. So, it’s a huge honor for me to represent my country in any way I can.
Elana Meyers
My aunt, Rosie Gaines, sung with Prince – ‘Diamonds and Pearls.’ And at the time, I didn’t realize how big of a song that was. I just thought, ‘Oh, that’s my auntie singing with Prince. That’s cool.’
Ro James
I find weddings really boring. They give speeches, your aunt kisses you on the cheek, and you’re at a boring table. But it’s different when it’s your own.
Isla Fisher
I am single and childless, but I have lots of friends and I am an aunt to three lovely children.
Kate DiCamillo
I liked blues from the time my mother used to take me to church. I started to listen to gospel music, so I liked that. But I had an aunt at that time, my mother’s aunt who bought records by people like Lonnie Johnson, Robert Johnson, Blind Lemon Jefferson, and a few others.
B. B. King
Visit your Aunt, but not every Day; and call at your Brother’s, but not every night.
Benjamin Franklin
You know, Aunt Tasha makes jokes about how youК№d actually be a better queen than the others, except sometimes . . . I donК№t think sheК№s joking.
Richelle Mead
My parents separated before I was 1 year old. I moved in with my aunt and uncle when I was in fourth grade. I was, like, 8 or 9 years old. I was getting in a lot of trouble when I was in Southern California. My older sisters were in gangs. My older brother was in gangs.
Troy Polamalu
My dad’s side of the family was very poor while growing up, but my dadi raised three kids, got my dad through medical school, sent my uncle to America where he wanted to work and helped my aunt become an accountant, because that’s what she wanted to do.
Amyra Dastur
But you have to be told you’re special first before you believe it yourself. I was first told I was special by my aunt. The second person was my scoutmaster.
Tony Todd
I didn’t come from a background where I saw a lot of loving couples. All my aunts and uncles were either split up or fighting all the time. The only healthy relationships I saw were on TV.
George Lopez
I like to buy books for the kids in my family. I guess that’s why they call me the ‘mean’ aunt.
Dana Spiotta
An Aunt is a safe haven for a child. Someone who will keep your secrets and is always on your side.
Sara Sheridan
My grandfather gave me inspiration to cook, and love food and flavors. My Aunt Raffie, gave me creativity and the inspiration to create new things. My mother inspires me to find simplicity in food.
Giada De Laurentiis
Uncles and aunts, and cousins, are all very well, and fathers and mothers are not to be despised; but a grandmother, at holiday time, is worth them all.
Fanny Fern
Aunt B walked out onto the helipad wearing loose yoga pants. “I’m just here to stretch. Kate, want to help?” “Sure.” Thirty seconds later, as I was flying through the air, I decided that this wasn’t the best idea.
Ilona Andrews
My aunt was a fashion model and I happened to go to her agency with her, one day, when I was five. A talent agent said, “You should come talk to us.” I did a few things. I did an indie movie and commercials, and stuff.
Ellar Coltrane
I am pleased to see that many of the world’s leaders have publicly recognized that the crisis in the Middle East was deliberately incited by terrorist organizations.
Alcee Hastings
My aunt Julie was a production manager, and she heard of an opening. Some show was looking for children to run around the house or whatever. I auditioned and got the part, and I showed up in all of my monstrous energy, bouncing everywhere like an electron.
Xavier Dolan
There’s been times when I’ve had heartbreaking moments and I’m like, ‘I can’t believe you said that,’ or ‘I can’t believe you did that’. And it hurts, it still hurts, and it’ll always hurt, but I’ve never had somebody that I truly cared about just walk out on me, whether it was a boyfriend, or an aunt, mom or dad.
Shailene Woodley
Unless I have my aunt or my boyfriend to take care of me, I’m a little pathetic.
Rufus Wainwright
I have a part-time dog. I’m actually an aunt to a dog, and he’s an awful dog, but I love him. He’s only interested in doing what he wants to do.
Kate DiCamillo
My aunt in Texas, when she did the hazing things, they had girls swallow oysters. They’d wrap an oyster in dental floss, swallow them, and then pull them back up.
Parker Posey
I’m a big fan of gallows humor. When my aunt passed away, she was in a coma for a day before my cousins pulled the plug. And the amount of joking and base humor that went on that day around her bed was so insane. It’s crazy how people talk when something horrible is happening.
Amanda Peet
These are all elements, but the main thing we can do in the Middle East is encourage the reformist elements.
Frank Carlucci
I don’t remember being a keen reader, but apparently I was. My aunt told me that whenever I was teased for reading, I would say, “To each his own.”
Sefi Atta
Acting is our job, not talking about it. In France, they know me like I belong to their family. I go somewhere and I feel like Im sometimes the aunt, the grandmother, the mother, the sister. They all know me. But its not supposed to be that way.
Carole Bouquet
I was raised by my aunt and we bonded over the eight-o-clock movie on TV. We’d watch everything from James Cagney in ‘White Heat’ to Lon Chaney in ‘The Wolf Man’ and every Bogart movie.
Tony Todd
Where is home? I’ve wondered where home is, and I realized, it’s not Mars or someplace like that, it’s Indianapolis when I was nine years old. I had a brother and a sister, a cat and a dog, and a mother and a father and uncles and aunts. And there’s no way I can get there again.
Kurt Vonnegut
My aunt was a chef and she inspired me deeply so she was a huge motivator but more than anything it was a quest for independence and freedom that lead me to an L.A. Culinary School.
Marcela Valladolid
I was one of six kids; my grandmother lived with us. We had an aunt who used to have nerves, and all her kids would turn up and live with us.
Richard Flanagan
Growing up in a Mediterranean household ruined my tastebuds a little bit because my mom, my sisters, and my aunt were all great cooks, and ever since I went plant-based, I’ve been missing a little bit of that Mediterranean affection.
Mena Massoud
My aunt has this video from when I was 6 years old, no teeth or nothing, and I told my mom and my aunt that I was going to the NFL.
Le’Veon Bell
I was painfully shy, so my aunt suggested to my mum that me and my brother go to Stage 84, a performing arts school in Yorkshire. I’ve probably romanticised it in my head, but I seem to remember that in the space of an hour’s drama workshop, I was transformed. I went in really shy, and I came out full of confidence.
Christian Cooke
Radio was my life growing up. Then, I started in our family band with my uncle, my father, my aunt and my little brother. We would go to The Chicken Box and all the bars and play.
Meghan Trainor
My aunts lived on liquor and seldom felt like eating much. I don’t know what’s wrong about a kid stealing when he’s hungry.
Ethel Waters
Your sister is the only creature on earth who shares your heritage, history, environment, DNA, bone structure, and contempt for stupid Aunt Gertie.
Linda Sunshine
I had two spinster aunts who were seamstresses, and of course unemployed in the 1930s, but the union gave them a life. They had a couple of weeks in the country for a union installation and they had educational programs and all sorts of things. There was a life, you know, a real community.
Noam Chomsky
I know that’s a vague answer, but you just have to really pedal yourself around town and attempt to not get too discouraged. There is also a different kind of challenge for women, as they graduate into their 30s. It’s hard. There isn’t as much work. You’re suddenly the aunt, or something. So, it’s a process.
Anna Faris
I wish I were one of those terribly clever people who, when they write their autobiographies, always say, when I was fifteen months old I distinctly remember my Aunt Fanny saying to me, etc.
George Seaton
‘Daughters of Britannia’ is a fascinating book, not least because it shines a light on a very dark corner of Foreign Office dealings. Diplomatic spouses are the Aunt Sallys of the foreign service: responsible for nearly everything, recognised for almost nothing.
Amanda Foreman
I started in Grade 2. I went with my aunt and her boyfriend to an arena, an outdoor rink which was a block away from my grandparents. My grandpa came from Oregon. He had coached his son, my uncle, in hockey, and he was happy to get me involved in it.
Jarome Iginla
It has to do – I think – with growing up in an apartment, with my aunt and my cousins right next door to me, with the door open, with neighbors walking in and out, with people yelling at each other all the time.
Larry David
From an aunt, long ago: “Death has come for me many times but finds me always in my lovely garden and leaves me there, I think, as an excuse to return.
Robert Breault
The farm was a great place to grow up, but I preferred the Hollywood Hills. My aunt looked like Lucille Ball and everything she touched was beautiful and elegant. But I was intelligent enough to understand I would never be like her.
Sandra Lerner
“Well, well!” said my aunt. “I only ask. I don’t depreciate her. Poor little couple! And so you think you were formed for one another, and are to go through a party-supper-table kind of life, like two pretty pieces of confectionery, do you, Trot?”
Charles Dickens
I got into cooking just by watching my mom and my aunts and my great-aunts and actually one of my cousins who has her own catering business in Atlanta, Georgia. So everybody around me really cooked and it was just all these different styles and backgrounds and cuisines of cooking that I found so interesting.
Kelly Rowland
God enjoins you to treat women well, for they are your mothers, daughters, aunts.
You named them: hustlers, killers, fiends, ex-cons.
I called them: cousins, aunts, pops, moms.
To you? Hoodlums, crackheads, gunmens.
To me? Just neighbors, classmates, young friends.
Families need families. Parents need to be parented. Grandparents, aunts, and uncles are back in fashion because they are necessary. Stresses on many families are out of proportion to anything two parents can handle.
T. Berry Brazelton
I lost my aunt to breast cancer.
Danny Amendola
Her aunt Sol had once told Shai to smile at the worst insults and snap at the minor ones. That way, no man would know your heart.
Brandon Sanderson
My mom was a hairdresser. My aunt was a hairdresser. My brother was a hairdresser. My sisters are hairdressers.
Mark Ruffalo
I was 16 before I met another passionate collector. One summer, I visited England; a new friend took me calling on his dotty, brilliant old aunt. She occupied a quaint house in Kent. Its walls were lined with glass-fronted cases full of what? Ancient shoe buckles.
Allan Gurganus
My initial introduction to him was – this is a funny story… My Aunt Marian, my entire life growing up, told me that I looked like Charlie Chaplin. That didn’t really resonate with me when I was younger – I hadn’t seen a lot of his films.
Rob McClure
Glutton things, those are things that are dangerous for me. My grandma and my aunt died of diabetes; I’m borderline diabetic.
Tanya Saracho
I thought Mike Pence, upon reflection to me, came across a little bit like your favorite aunt who refuses, in spite of first-person evidence that grandpa has been drunk and disorderly in public, that, says, no, no, grandpa would never do that, even though grandpa is being taken off in handcuffs.
Mark Shields
Aunt Jane observed, the second time She tumbled off a bus, ‘The step is short from the Sublime To the Ridiculous.
Harry Graham
That’s enough, and I have a ministry as a neighbor as well. A ministry as a friend and a ministry as an aunt and a godmother, and family is very much in the circle of my vocation.
Barbara Brown Taylor
I always wrote. I’ve written stories since I was 9. We didn’t have a computer at home, but my aunt Magda had one. Whenever I’d go to her place, I was in the basement working on her computer, writing stories.
Xavier Dolan
I’m a really fun aunt, so I hope I’m going to be a fun mom! I like to have fun and be silly and not take myself too seriously with the kids, so I hope that will translate when I actually have my own.
Khloe Kardashian
We do not know what things look like. We know what things are like. It must be a very limiting thing,this seeing. -Aunt Beast
Madeleine L’Engle
Never,” said my aunt, “be mean in anything; never be false; never be cruel. Avoid those three vices, Trot, and I can always be hopeful of you.
Charles Dickens
I am so excited to be an aunt.
Nikki Bella
I have six siblings but grew up an only child. I was adopted by my aunt and uncle.
Rocky Carroll
Ordinary, said Aunt Lydia, is what you are used to. This may not seem ordinary to you now, but after a time it will. It will become ordinary.
Margaret Atwood
The moment Aunt March took her nap, or was busy with company, Jo hurried to this quiet place, and curling herself up in the easy chair, devoured poetry, romance, history, travels, and pictures like a regular bookworm.
Louisa May Alcott
At my aunt’s funeral, I promised myself that I wouldn’t be bound by the belief that I’m supposed to stay in anything – whether it’s a relationship, a job, a house, or a circumstance – if it makes me miserable. She gave me the courage to find my own happiness.
Jill Scott
Her eyes were distant, and she seemed to be listening to that voice that first told her the story, a mother, sister, or aunt. Then her voice, like her singing, cut through the crickets and crackling fire.
Shannon Hale
I was born in Senegal in 1996. My mom moved to New York when I was two years old, so I was raised by my aunt back home.
Khoudia Diop
My family has always had Cape Verdean pride but I don’t think it was something the kids in the family necessarily understood. However, I was very conscious of the fact that both sides of my family were drastically different and my aunts, cousins, and uncles varied in different shades of brown.
Aeriel Miranda
When you age, you can do all kinds of roles. You don’t have to look great. You can be the mom, the aunt. You can have a small part. You’re an actor.
Valerie Harper
So while the name Redskins is only a bit offensive, it’s extremely tacky and dated—like an old aunt who still talks about ‘colored people’ or limps her wrist to suggest someone’s gay.
David Plotz
My favorite game was one I invented with my cousins called Mean Aunt Rosie, where I was a deranged maiden aunt who chased them around the house.
Gillian Flynn
No one remembers her beginnings. Mothers and aunts tell us about infancy and early childhood, hoping we won’t forget the past when they had total control over our lives and secretly praying that because of it, we’ll include them in our future.
Rita Mae Brown
Although born in a prosperous realm, we did not believe that its boundaries should limit our knowledge, and that the lore of the East should alone enlighten us.
Baron de Montesquieu
You deliver 2,000 babies or better – 3,000 by that time. And that’s, you know, at minimum, three people each. And then if you take grandparents or grandparents of siblings and aunts and uncles, you know, you get – a 100,000 votes outta that
Tom Coburn
Actual evidence I have none, But my aunt’s charwoman’s sister’s son Heard a policeman, on his beat Say to a housemaid in Downing Street That he had a brother, who had a friend, Who knew when the war was going to end.
Reginald Arkell
In addition, each barrel of oil we save through conservation further decreases our dangerous reliance on unstable Middle East oil.
Paul Gillmor
My Aunt Linh had to reimagine her life after she was diagnosed with RMS, especially when she was faced with certain challenges related to her fashion and beauty routines.
Jeannie Mai
They are not royal. They just happen to have me as their aunt.
Queen Elizabeth II
It was my mom and I against the world. We lived in New York in this bohemian lifestyle where an extended group of artists and photographers were like my aunts and uncles.
Brooke Shields
My Aunt Marsha ruled the family with a rod of iron. She was one wicked, mean woman.
Karolyn Grimes
We shall trespass upon your aunt and uncle’s hospitality only a little longer.’ You will, will you?’ Yes,’ said Dumbledore simply, ‘I shall.
J. K. Rowling
I remember I had an aunt that lived in a house that had this beautiful ceramic wall that was entirely a painting of a peacock.
Kevin Kwan
The saints are never the kind of killjoy spinster aunts who go in for faultfinding and lack all sense of humor.
Hans Urs von Balthasar
Everyone gets surprised because neither one of my parents play golf. Like I said in my speech, my aunt and uncle really love golf, and we visited them, and she gave me two clubs. Like people think when they don’t know who my dad is, they think he’s my coach.
Lydia Ko
It’s not hard to draw from within yourself to play someone protective of her daughter. I have animals and I’m a daughter, sister, wife, aunt and friend, and I can be fiercely protective.
Tricia Helfer
It isn’t often that Aunt Dahlia lets her angry passions rise, but when she does, strong men climb trees and pull them up after them.
P. G. Wodehouse
I was taught the alphabet by my aunts before I was four years old, and I was reading the Bible in class and beginning geography when I was six.
Simon Newcomb
I am the monarch of the sea,
The Ruler of the Queen’s Navee,
Whose praise Great Britain loudly chants
And we are his sisters, and his cousins, and his aunts!
There is more than one kind of freedom,” said Aunt Lydia. “Freedom to and freedom from. In the days of anarchy, it was freedom to. Now you are being given freedom from. Don’t underrate it.
Margaret Atwood
I love so many directors. I love David O. Russell. I love David Fincher, I love Alexander Payne and Jane Campion and my aunt. Spike Jonze. There are just so many amazing directors.
Gia Coppola
During my last days at Florida State, 65 to 70 percent of my boys did not have a daddy at home. They’re raised by mommas. Thank God for them mommas, or grandmommas. Or big sister or aunt.
Bobby Bowden
I had lunch the other day with my niece, Emma, and she said, ‘You’re so smart, Aunt Julia.’ And I wanted to say, ‘I’m not smart – I’m 41! You’re 17!’
Julia Roberts
I had this memory of being with my aunt, who I loved, you know, and watching her blow some bubbles in sunlight, and my heart fluttered when I watched her.
Tom Noddy
[On an anarchist acquaintance:] Everything in appearance the most alarmist aunt could wish.
Sylvia Townsend Warner
I take my role of being an aunt seriously and have attended every important event/milestone in all my nieces’ and nephews’ lives.
Kyle Richards
I hope that my niece in 20 years is going to say to me, ‘Aunt Stevie, what was with your hair?’
Stevie Nicks
My aunt is a newscaster in Lubbock, Texas, and she got a letter that said, ‘Natalie Maines will be shot dead at their show in Dallas, Texas,’ with the date of our concert. It was freaky to see that in writing.
Natalie Maines
The seat received him in a loose and distant kind of way, like an aunt who disapproves of the last fifteen years of your life and will therefore furnish you with a basic sherry, but refuses to catch your eye.
Douglas Adams
It’s a sweet thing, faith. With it, you can handle any circumstance, any crisis, because you know God always has your back. And when God is for you, who can be against you? Nobody. As my Aunt Hattie says, “One and God are a majority.”
Patti LaBelle
It’s funny, you know, growing up, you are always introduced to people as your uncle this or your aunt that or your cousin this. By the time I was in my 20s, I had no idea who I actually was or wasn’t related to. It’s kind of a running joke in the family.
Johnny Iuzzini
From my earliest memories, my aunt was squirting out oil paint. I could just eat it. I would go from her studio and walk down to my father’s house, and there he was, working in egg tempera.
Jamie Wyeth
We always have a traditional Easter egg hunt on Easter Sunday. My Aunt Lynne organises that for the family, so we go to her house in Hampshire and it gets ever more elaborate every year.
Kate Garraway
When I meet people who say – which they do all of the time – ‘I must just tell you, my great aunt had cancer of the elbow and the doctors gave her 10 seconds to live, but last I heard she was climbing Mount Everest,’ and so forth, I switch off quite early.
Christopher Hitchens
I remember admiring my aunt’s – my mom’s sister’s – fashion, which was very feminine and sexy, but always sophisticated.
Stephanie Sigman
Ambassador Winters, allow me to introduce my aunt Abby and her….boyfriend.’ Townsed tensed. Abby glared. And Rebecca Baxter looked like she was going to choke on her chewing gum.
Ally Carter
I make a bad mom, but I can pull off a crazy aunt.
Ilona Andrews
Take a little walk down Know You Role Boulevard, hang that right on Jabroni Drive, and then proceed to check your Aunt Jemima no-pancake-havin’ ass di-rectly into the Smackdown Hotel!
Dwayne Johnson
My parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles were all funny, and I felt that energy, that delivery, that timing, that sarcasm. All that stuff seeped into my brain.
Jeff Ross
Harry, I’ve left a letter telling your aunt and uncle not to worry–” “They won’t,” said Harry. “That you’re safe–” “That’ll just depress them.” “–and you’ll see them next summer.” “Do I have to?
J. K. Rowling
I grew up with a very big extended family, with a lot of aunts. We had about five or six houses on one street.
Bruce Springsteen
I think that the kinds of stereotypes that people have about Haitians or about HIV sufferers exist because we don’t realize that these are our brothers, our sisters, our aunts and uncles, our neighbors. They are us. And I don’t mean that in some metaphorical sense. They are literally us.
Kwame Dawes
Dear Aunt Loretta, Thank you so much for the awesome pants! How did you know I wanted that for Christmas? I love the way the pants look on my legs! All my friends will be so jealous that I have my very own pants. Thank you for making this the best Christmas ever! Sincerely, Greg
Jeff Kinney
Why is she Mrs. C.J. Walker? It really was a matter of her trying to insist that people respect her, because during that time, white people would call any black woman ‘Sally.’ ‘Aunt Sally.’ So this was like… you can’t call me that.
A’Lelia Bundles
My Aunt Ida at age eighty-three: ‘Yeah,’ she said, ‘I’ll be dead pretty soon. And frankly, I don’t give a damn.’
Edward Abbey
Aunts offer kids an opportunity to try out ideas that don’t chime with their parents and they also demonstrate that people can get on, love each other and live together without necessarily being carbon copies.
Sara Sheridan
No one can teach your child like you can. No nanny, Bible school teacher, aunt, or uncle has your authority. What a phenomenal privilege is yours.
Max Lucado
My dad had an aunt at the turn of the century who died from diabetes, but she was the closest affected relative in my family.
Bobby Clarke
This is getting ugly.” – Abigail “Like my great-aunt’s underpants.” – Sundown
Sherrilyn Kenyon
I’m from Chicago. My grandfather was a policeman, and my aunts are married to policemen.
Robin Tunney
Growing up, I wanted to be a sports commentator. Then my aunt introduced me to the fashion industry, and everything sort of fell into place.
Olivia Palermo
Correct morality can only be derived from what man is — not from what do-gooders and well-meaning aunt Nellies would like him to be.
Robert A. Heinlein
I know as an aunt, you fall into the trap of turning to your niece and saying, ‘you look beautiful’ – because of course all children do look beautiful – but if the message they get is that is what’s important and that is what gets praise, then that’s not necessarily the most positive message you want them to hear.
Jo Swinson
My mother passed when I was in the third grade, my father when I was in the seventh, and that’s when I was shipped to Los Angeles to live with an aunt.
Ice T
My father died in 1957, just before I was born. My mother went to her Jewish aunt, who slammed the door in her face.
James McBride
Wigs have always been a part of my life and have become a staple accessory in my closet. I can remember being a little girl and hearing all the commotion in my house from my mom, aunts and grandmother when picking out their wigs for the day. It was such a good time for them and part of their everyday beauty routine.
Sherri Shepherd
I want everybody to think I’m a hard worker as an aunt, a sister, a friend, a daughter, a niece, everything. I want to be great at every role, because every role in my life is as important as being Jessie J.
Jessie J
Catherine Keener is everyone’s dream sister slash mom slash aunt.
Allison Williams
My mum lives in Boston; she’s famous for teaching wushu and t’ai chi. So from when I was young, my mum and aunt were like: ‘You’re training; you’re not playing baseball or football.’ Training every day was normal. Later, when I was almost a teenager, Bruce Lee became my idol.
Donnie Yen
Female influence came from my grandmother and my aunt. They would sing Corsican love songs while cleaning the house and dress all in black and say melodramatic things like: ‘I want to die.’
Vincent Cassel
Someone, I was beginning to suspect, had a bit of a gangster complex. It wasn’t really very hard to figure out who. I mean, I was guessing it wasn’t Christopher’s aunt Jackie.
Meg Cabot
Acting is our job, not talking about it. In France, they know me like I belong to their family. I go somewhere and I feel like I’m sometimes the aunt, the grandmother, the mother, the sister. They all know me. But it’s not supposed to be that way.
Carole Bouquet
While growing up, I have had women around me, be it my mother or aunt, who have individually shown me how to be strong.
Amyra Dastur
Tori’s my legal name. My niece and nephews, they all call me Aunt Ellen, because I went by my middle name years ago, before I turned 18.
Tori Amos
Andrea raised her hand. “This is the hand that slapped Aunt B.” “Maybe you should have it gold-plated.” “Here, you can touch it, since you’re my best friend.
Ilona Andrews
I tell young people that people aren’t just going to flock to you as your mentors. You have to seek them out. It could be your next-door neighbor; it could be somebody upstairs from you, somebody down the block from you. An aunt or an uncle. Some relative. A parent.
Judith Jamison
I have a lot of palm trees, because they say to me holidays and ocean. I grew up very poor and I had an aunt who would go on holiday and send me postcards of palm trees and I would pin them to the wall, so I’ve gone from that fantasy to reality.
Udo Kier
Sign language was a great experience. I have a deaf aunt that I am able to communicate with because of that class.
Richard Sherman
I think I’m a fan of people who were brave, my aunt, my grandmother, those are my heroes.
George Eads
My aunt Ruth Brown was a jazz musician. I got hooked on it at a young age, understanding what John Coltrane was doing playing two notes on the saxophone at the same time, which is impossible.
My aunt was Frances Hodges, who in the Fifties was the editor of ‘Seventeen’ and later one of the creators of ‘Mademoiselle.’ She was my Auntie Mame; she loved culture. She was a Quaker, but she became a milliner against all Quaker logic – they feel that fashion and art are vanities – because she loved fashion.
James Turrell
It’s really fun working on this Marvel movie [ Spiderman]. The essentials of Aunt May are that she’s helped raise Spiderman and she’s his moral compass.
Marisa Tomei
Do you have spies in Clan Heavy?” “I have spies everywhere.” I looked at Andrea, who was hoarding bacon on her plate. “She had tea with Mahon’s wife.” Andrea said. Aunt B looked at her. “You and I need to work on your air of mystery.
Ilona Andrews
It was a mystery to me. To that awful black-and-white farm, with that aunt who was dressed badly, with smelly farm animals around when she could live with winged monkeys and magic shoes and gay lions. I didn’t get it.
John Waters
I’ll admit, I like to be the aunt who spoils my nephews rotten.
Natalya Neidhart
The best aunts aren’t substitute parents, they’re co-conspirators.
Daryl Gregory
My Aunt Marion used to always tell me ‘a touch of sun adds an air of intrigue…’
Tim Quinn
In traditional Asian arts, the word and the picture always sit next to each other. I have an aunt, a Chinese brush painter, who told me that when you do a Chinese brush painting, you have to pair the image up with some poetry.
Gene Luen Yang
My father taught me about having principles and how to treat people with respect. My aunt also taught me how to keep a perspective on everything that happens to you. So you learn to be humble and not take your success for granted.
George Clooney
Say what you will about ‘Miracle on 34th Street’; I can take my grandchildren to it. If I had a maiden aunt, I could take her, or my ma and pa if they were alive.
Richard Attenborough
My aunt and overprivileged cousin only recognize two states of being: glitter and grunge. And if you weren’t glitter, well, that only left one other option.
Rachel Vincent
Our house was always full of grandparents and aunts and uncles and cousins.
Bryan Clay
So what makes me happy? I was really happy to build this house. That’s it; building things. The trouble with software is that it’s very hard to show your aunt in Florida what you’ve done.
Larry Ellison
My aunt used to call me light bulb head because my head is small at the bottom and bigger at the top. But it was a term of endearment.
Tyra Banks
Green has always been my mom’s favorite color. My father, aunt and I have gotten her jade, emerald, and peridot pieces over the years, and we always seem to be on the lookout.
Erika Christensen
My mom was always pretty supportive. She saw me do plays and she’d always act out the parts I did. My aunt, who played a big part in my life, was a little bit more reserved, because if they don’t see you on TV every week they think you must be starving.
Angela Bassett
People used to grow up in small communities where folk wisdom was passed down. But we don’t live there anymore. We can’t go next door to your aunt and ask her for the answers.
Clarissa Pinkola Estes
Race makes things funny. A black guy driving in NASCAR: not funny. A black guy driving a car sponsored by Tide: not funny. A black guy driving a car sponsored by Aunt Jemima: hilarious.
Carlos Mencia
Ten years ago, desalination was the crazy aunt in the attic. That’s changed. It is now entering the mainstream and being taken seriously.
Barry Nelson
My great-aunt. . . . said nobody under 18 had any business reading Dickens. . . . She was right.
Ursula K. Le Guin
I didn’t want to be the aunt where you come over and can’t sit on the sofa.
Tamron Hall
Childhood romances always seem so real, so enduring, when we are separated from the object of our affection. But usually, when we return, we find that our dreams and memories quiet surpassed reality. -Lady Anne, Whitney’s aunt
Judith McNaught
I remember a great America where we made everything. There was a time when the only thing you got from Japan was a really bad cheap transistor radio that some aunt gave you for Christmas.
Maybe! Maybe! Maybe if your aunt had a beard, she’d be your uncle.
Alvah Bessie
It’s Charley’s Aunt and The Odd Couple rolled into one.
Allan Carr
All my life, up until that moment, I’d had a warm, protective blanket wrapped around me, knitted of aunts and uncles, purled of first and second and third cousins, knot-tied with grandmas and grandpas and greats. That blanket had just dropped from my shoulders. I felt cold, lost and alone.
Karen Marie Moning
My aunt and uncle, who bought me up, were big players in the fashion industry in London during the 60s. They were furriers and designers, and my aunt dressed some of the major windows on Oxford Street.
Dawn O’Porter
It was nice to see someone who appreciated her for her character, no matter how disgusted Christian was by the idea of ANYONE dating his aunt. And I actually kind of liked seeing Christian so obviously tormented. It was good for him.
Richelle Mead
There are a lot of kids out there that look at me as their mother, and I have my two biological children, and there are so many queens that look at me as an aunt or some sort of confidante, and I can absorb it really well.
Michelle Visage
Take my camel, dear,’ said my aunt Dot, climbing down from that animal on her return from high Mass.
Rose Macaulay
Dad’s mother and aunt were actresses.
Freddie Fox
When I was driving home, I just thought about the word ‘special’. And I thought the last person who said that about me was my Aunt Helen. I was very grateful to have heard it again. Because I guess we all forget sometimes. And I think everyone is special in their own way. I really do.
Stephen Chbosky
Somewhere, I had received the impression that Fine Folks were people who did the best they could with the sense they had, but Aunt Alexandra was of the opinion, obliquely expressed, that the longer a family had been squatting on one patch of land the finer it was.
Harper Lee
It was an emotional roller coaster – going from Christmas, then your aunt dies, and then all the stats come out and you might get all these records. I’ve been asked, ‘How do you feel’ Tired. I’m really blessed we do have this week off where I can kind of grab a hold back to reality.
Shaun Alexander
During past years, like frightened children, we were afraid to eat the strong meat of human rights and instead sucked the milk of civil rights from the breasts of white liberals, black Uncle Toms, and Aunt Jemimas.
Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.
Cuddling was for great aunts and teddy bears. Cuddling gave him cramp.
David Nicholls
I found my style in my aunt’s attic. She hoarded all her ’60s clothes there, along with the tiaras she’d won as a beauty queen, and I’d steal her wedding dress to wear around town.
Roisin Murphy
One must not judge other cultures by the standars of one’s one,’ said Aunt Hilda
Eva Ibbotson
One of my favorite places in San-Francisco is Aunt Charlies drag show. You pay $3 and see shows that literally give you goose bumps and bring you to tears. As a performer, you know they’re giving 100% and you can’t help but cry.
Christopher Owens
Well, there aren’t any graves in mundane wedding ceremonies,” said Tessa. “Though your ability to quote the Bible is impressive. Better than my aunt Harriet’s.” “Did you hear that, James? She just compared us to her aunt Harriet.
Cassandra Clare
I always enjoyed acting. My aunt was actually an actress.
Felicia Day
My childhood ambition was to be an Olympic swimmer like my aunt, but that died a quick death when I discovered other sports. I swam very competitively till I was 15, then I swam for fun until I was 18. But athletics remain a very big part of my life.
Teddy Sears
I definitely don’t want to have kids … I don’t think I’d be a great mother. I’m a great aunt or friend of a mother … I don’t want to spend that kind of time. I don’t want to have a kid and have it raised by a nanny. I don’t have time to raise a child.
Chelsea Handler
My aunt Maxie had a plastic guitar in her closet, and I started playing that, going nuts on it. I went to stay with my dad, and he saw how much I was into it, and I put my first guitar on layaway. It was a Kay Starter Series guitar and Gorilla amplifier.
Benji Hughes
You mean he thinks I’m going to get MORE offers?” Kim said, appalled. “He doesn’t seem to be the only one that thinks so.” Mairelon said. “Aunt Agatha mentioned it to me yesterday afternoon. Is there anyone, or would you rather I turn the lot of them away?” Kim shook her head. “There isn’t anyone.” Except you.
Patricia C. Wrede
I call on those that call me son, Grandson, or great-grandson, On uncles, aunts, great-uncles or great-aunts, To judge what I have done. Have I, that put it into words, Spoilt what old loins have sent?
William Butler Yeats
Our children await Christmas presents like politicians getting in election returns: there’s the Uncle Fred precinct and the Aunt Ruth district still to come in.
Marcelene Cox
Compulsory reading for anyone who has a pig, an aunt or a sense of humor.
Lindsey Davis
I grew up with a piano, and my aunt taught me chords. I played with bands in high school and I could do like, C chord, G chord, D chord; really simple, rhythm piano.
Cristin Milioti
One of my more recent favorite memories is of traveling to Jeonju with my aunt and uncle. After my mother passed away, my aunt and I became a lot closer, and I’ve really grown to cherish the relationship we formed together as adults.
Michelle Zauner
My paternal uncle and aunt have jobs, and they are the ones who feed the family with a regular income.
Hima Das
I only hope to do well enough before I die to have a house as big as my rich Uncle Ed and Aunt Carole.
Pat Conroy
I want to be the coolest aunt in the entire world.
Bailee Madison
The first song I wrote, in fifth grade, was totally ripped from Jeffrey Lewis. My aunt’s boyfriend gave me bass lessons, and I played drums for a year in sixth grade. Around seventh grade, I got a guitar and forgot everything else.
Frankie Cosmos
I’m after joining the ‘This Morning’ family, so I’m going to be doing a bit of presenting. I’m going to be taking some phone calls, like an agony aunt type thing, I’m going to be taking on some challenges, they want me to do a skydive and drift a car and things.
Maura Higgins
[On journalists:] They are the scavengers of society who, possessing no guts of their own, tear out the guts of celebrities. They have the sycophantic, false enthusing gush of maiden aunts: who are accustomed to being trampled on doormats.
Caitlin Thomas
My aunt Marcia Cope-Hart was in ‘Phantom Of the Opera’ in San Francisco for quite a few years when I was growing up, so we would go into the city a lot to see her.
James Snyder
My aunt Caroline was really a character. She lived and worked in my grandfather’s old house and even wore some of his clothes.
Jamie Wyeth
Something I’ve definitely learned from my aunt and my mom is that you’ve got to keep your eye on the ball. You have to realize that, in some instances, you may need to work twice as hard to get half as much, but you don’t stop. You don’t stop fighting.
Meena Harris
Thanksgiving is a magical time of year when families across the country join together to raise America’s obesity statistics. Personally, I love Thanksgiving traditions: watching football, making pumpkin pie, and saying the magic phrase that sends your aunt storming out of the dining room to sit in her car.
Stephen Colbert
I’m the only one of the family born in Yorkshire. My aunt came down first with her husband and told my mum there was plenty of work in Wakefield. My dad was going to go to Australia, but mum said no, we’ll go to Wakefield.
Jane McDonald
My aunt and uncle are clearly civilians.
Jimmy Kimmel
I’ve got an uncle myself. Nobody should be held responsible for their uncles. Nature’s little throwbacks – that’s how I look at it.
Agatha Christie
The idea behind ‘Gloria’ was to take a secondary character – the aunt, the mother – and stay with her as she becomes our protagonist.
Sebastian Lelio
When I was 13, I would come visit my aunt and uncle in New York. I decided I wanted to live with them after seeing my cousin’s school. Honestly, I just wanted to go to a school where I didn’t have to wear uniforms, and my mom said okay.
Priyanka Chopra
Many forms, sizes and colors, I think there are heroes in sports, in life…It would be clichГ© to say my dad, my granddad. I think I’m a fan of people who were brave, my aunt, my grandmother, those are my heroes.
George Eads
Aunt Mimi possessed a horror of silence, which she battled with endless chat. The Typhoid Mary of the Telephone started her calls at 6:30 each morning.
Rita Mae Brown
I love San Francisco so much. I call it the Emerald City and have been coming here since 1992. I have a few old friends that live here, and my aunt and uncle live in Oakland. I think it’s a magical city – it’s big, sexy and very ‘cosmo’ with a small-town feel.
Andy Cohen
The president took the advice of my East Texas grandmother: If you can skin a cat without getting the room all bloody, why not do it that way?
Richard Land
We died like aunts of pets or foreigners.
Randall Jarrell
I discovered that our clan included loads of cousins and uncles and aunts and animals of every shape. I was taught that chaos and competition were family values. And I learned that we all loved the sea. Somehow, the sea was about us-our past, our exuberance, our frailty, our longing.
Timothy Shriver
Why were you lurking under our window?” “Yes – yes, good point, Petunia! What were you doing under our windows, boy?” “Listening to the news,” said Harry in a resigned voice. His aunt and uncle exchanged looks of outrage. “Listening to the news! Again?” “Well, it changes every day, you see,” said Harry.
J. K. Rowling
My dad was an actor and a writer; my mum was a drama teacher. My grandma was an actress. My aunt is an actress. My granddad was a cameraman. They would’ve been surprised if I wanted to be a dentist or something like that.
Charlie Rowe
My aunt is a famous L.A. chef, Susan Feniger, and she’s got Street and Border Grill. So a fun night out for me is to go to my aunt’s restaurants.
Ben Feldman
You know how there’s all these rappers like Mike D and King T and Ice T and Cool C or something like that? Well, on Mayberry, on ‘Andy Griffith,’ they had Aunt B.
My mom had wild records, like Luther Vandross, Michael Jackson and the Whispers. But the first record I bought was ‘Rapper’s Delight.’ It had a sky-blue cover with a rainbow. My aunt gave me money to get it, and I played it over and over on the record player.
When I was born, I was given to my uncle and aunt to raise as their kid because they couldn’t have kids.
Carlos Mencia
My aunt put my cousins into a childrens modelling agency, then my mum did it with us. Me and my sister got a few TV adverts, which was good pocket money. A director saw photos of me and asked me to do a short film.
Sullivan Stapleton
My mother was from West Bromwich; my grandfather was Pakistani. I had an aunt who started trying to trace the family tree and stopped when she saw what turned up.
Peter Hammill
I am amazed at the response of my being on the show. Everywhere I go, every young person points at me and says “Hi, Aunt Dolly.” Or “Are you Aunt Dolly?” I love doing the show and I love Miley and Billy Ray [Cyrus]. I am proud to be her honorary Godmother.
Dolly Parton
Theyre not group animals, theyre completely solitary, so if the babys mother is taken away, theres no system of aunts … their whole system is destroyed.
Joanna Lumley
My aunt Marge has been so ill for so long that we’ve started to call her I can’t believe she’s not better
Milton Jones
[My aunt] took me to my first play, too, which was dinner theater. I don’t know if they have that in England, but you eat a dinner while you watch a play. And she ordered a glass of wine. I was like, “Oh my God. This is, like, the most sophisticated thing I have ever done.”
Geena Davis
I was thinking about it: so many of my stories are about my family life, not about being related to a lot of famous people. That’s my grandma, that’s my mama, my daddy, my aunt, my uncle, my stepdaddy. I’d probably tell them even if they weren’t well known.
Carlene Carter
I’m adopted by my uncle and aunt, who I look to as my parents and people who really did everything they could to put me on the right path. I’m really grateful to them.
Tyrann Mathieu
All my forebears worked for a living. My grandfather painted portraits. My mother too. My aunt painted seascapes.
Erica Jong
Twenty years after the Andy Griffith Show when Andy did Matlock, he hired me for four episodes. I told him I wanted to develop an Aunt Bea type role for Matlock, but he was against it. I did appear on other popular TV shows, like Family Affair, My Three Sons, Barnaby Jones and Little House on the Prairie.
Betty Lynn
One summer, when I was on break from architecture school in Tijuana, my aunt gave me a summer job cleaning up and peeling garlic, and I got to see her in her element. She was so passionate and such a good teacher, I decided to quit architecture school and go to culinary school in Los Angeles.
Marcela Valladolid
Madea is a cross between my mother and my aunt. She’s the type of grandmother that was on every corner when I was growing up.
Tyler Perry
My Aunt Sheila was terrifying! She would put a napkin in her mouth and say, ‘You’ve got something on your face, dear. Let me just scratch that off your face. Let me sand your cheek.’
Billy Crystal
When you’re thinking, “Why do I have to eat Aunt Sue’s casserole with potato chips crumbled on top again?” change that thought to “A couple of bites won’t kill me.”
Mary Schmich
Aunt Lovey used to tell me that if I wanted to be a writer, I needed a writer’s voice. ‘Read,’ she’d say, ‘and if you have a writer’s voice, one day it will shout out, ‘I can do that too!
Lori Lansens
This is so weird. They’re your brother and aunt.” “No, I understand. They’re your family too.” Rhys said. “They loved you and raised you. That’s what family is, right?
Amanda Hocking
It is no use telling me there are bad aunts and good aunts. At the core, they are all alike. Sooner or later, out pops the cloven hoof.
P. G. Wodehouse
The debt is like a crazy aunt we keep down in the basement. All the neighbors know she’s there, but nobody wants to talk about her.
Ross Perot
Beyonce has set the tone as an aunt. I’ve set the tone as a mom.
Solange Knowles