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"Children come into the world with their own agendas. Some to brighten our days, some to test our patience, some to give us purpose, some to take care of us. Yes, when they come children change everything." - Desperate Housewives

"There's an old proverb that says you can't choose your family. You take what the fates hand you. And like them or not, love them or not, understand them or not, you cope. Then there's the school of thought that says the family you're born into is simply a starting point. They feed you, and clothe you, and take care of you until you're ready to go out into the world and find your tribe." - Grey's Anatomy

"Family should always hug, regardless of how they feel about each other." - Desperate Housewives

"And then all of a sudden, oh, it seemed so strange to me: How we went from something's missing to a family. Lookin' back all I can say about all the things he did for me is I hope I'm at least half the dad that he didn't have to be." - Brad Paisley, "he didn't have to be"

"It's a wonderful feeling when your father becomes not a god but a man to you--when he comes down from the mountain and you see he's this man with weakness. And you love him as this whole being, not as a figurehead." - Robin Williams

"Sophie: I wanted to get married knowing who I am. Sky: You don't find that from finding your father, Sophie, you find it by finding yourself." - Mamma Mia

"You know something? I like money, I like it a lot. And a couple of years ago you could have bought me with that big fortune of yours, but I'm a mom now and I make the decisions for my kids. And that is something that can't be bought." - Desperate Housewives

"Super-successful parents expect nothing less from their offspring. And when it comes to college, that means the Ivies. It's more than just getting into college, it's setting a course for the rest of your life. And those who aren't legacies are no exception. When parents have sacrificed for their children, what kid would want to let them down?" - Gossip Girl

"It's a funny thing about comin' home. Looks the same, smells the same, feels the same. You'll realize what's changed is you." - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

"We're all strangers to our parents; they love us, but they don't really know us. And sometimes before we get a chance to know them, they're gone. And then you can't ask them all the things you want to know about turnips or turkey gizzards or what they were like when they were young. Then you never can know them, not really. Because it's too late." - Dawson's Creek

"When you do have child, no matter how much you think you're prepared for it, you'll be stunned by the capacity you have to love somebody." - Ally McBeal

"all parents damage their children. it cannot be helped. youth, like pristine glass, absorbs the springs of its handlers. some parents smudge, others crack, a few shatter childhoods completely into jagged little pieces, beyond repair." - The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom

"Every one of our parents does some considerable emotional damage and from what I've heard it just might be the best part of being a parent." - Scrubs

"Julian: That ring looks sexy on you. Brooke: You look sexy on me." - One Tree Hill

"Napoleon's mother couldn't make it to his coronation. But when he commissioned it, Napoleon told David to paint her in as if she were there, right in the center. Even though she couldn't be there physically he brought her into his life through sheer force of will. There to share in his greatness." - Smallville

"My heroes are and were my parents. I can

"Lydia: You're taking good care of my daughter. I remember the day you came to ask our permission to marry her. You were so nervous, but I looked into your eyes, and I just knew. Nathan: What did you know? Lydia: That you were going to change my daughter's life, and I was right. Nathan: You were responsible for raising the woman who changed my entire world. I'll never forget that Lydia. Ever. Thank you for saying yes." - One Tree Hill

"'A son is a son 'til he gets a wife, but a daughter is a daughter all her life.'" - Love the One You're With by Emily Giffin

"In my daughter's eyes I am a hero. I am strong and wise and I know no fear, but the truth is plain to see: she was sent to rescue me. I see who I wanna be in my daughter's eyes." - Martina McBride, "in my daughter's eyes"

"A dog has no use for fancy cars, big homes, or designer clothes. A water log stick will do just fine. A dog doesn't care if your rich or poor, clever or dull, smart or dumb. Give him your heart and he'll give you his. How many people can you say that about? How many people can make you feel rare and pure and special? How many people can make you feel extraordinary?" - Marley & Me