They are not royal. They just happen to have me as their aunt.— Elizabeth II
Most Powerful Aunts quotations
God enjoins you to treat women well, for they are your mothers, daughters, aunts.
My darling girl, when are you going to realize that being normal is not necessarily a virtue? It rather denotes a lack of courage." - Aunt Frances
But one sets of grandparents lived on Davidson Avenue in the Bronx and one lived in Manhattan and I had an aunt and uncle in Queens, so in my heart I was a New Yorker.
Even that crazy lunatic, my aunt the Empress, wa absolutely sweet and charming.
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.
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.
But in the east the sky was pale and through the gray woods came lanterns with wagons and horses, bringing Grandpa and Grandma and aunts and uncles and cousins.
You know, North Korea situation is far worse than East Germany, and South Korea is weaker than West Germany.
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.
Most of all the other beautiful things in life come by twos and threes, by dozens and hundreds. Plenty of roses, stars, sunsets, rainbows, brothers, and sisters, aunts and cousins, but only one mother in the whole world.
I've had aunts and uncles who not only haven't read my books but could hardly believe that I was a writer.
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.
Our house was always full of grandparents and aunts and uncles and cousins.
Parents, brothers and sisters, grandparents, aunts and uncles are made more powerful guides and rescuers by the bonds of love that are the very nature of a family.
I only wanted Uncle Vernon standing by his own car (a Hudson) on a clear day, I got him and the car. Ialso got a bit of Aunt Mary’s laundry and Beau Jack, the dog, peeing on the fence, and a row of potted tuberous begonias on the porch and 78 trees and a million pebbles in the driveway and more. It’s a generous medium, photography.
My Aunt Minnie would always be punctual and never hold up production, but who would pay to see my Aunt Minnie?
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.
Across the board, from my mother to my father to my aunts and uncles, everybody has always given me a lot of love.
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?
When I was a child, our whole family cooked.
All my cousins cooked. All my aunts and uncles cooked. It was part of our heritage.
Stored away in some brain cell is the image of a long-departed aunt you haven't thought of in 30 years. Stored away in another cell is the image of a pink pony stitched on your first set of baby pajamas. All it takes to get that aunt mounted on the back of that pony is to eat a hunk of meatloaf immediately before going to bed.
I honestly didn't even know who the coach was when I was coming to New York.
I just wanted to win a championship; I didn't even know who was coaching. I didn't care. It could have been Aunt Jemima. They could have had the syrup coaching. I was coming here regardless. I just wanted to win a championship here.
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!
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.
My children are not royal; they just happen to have the Queen for their aunt.
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.
I did not have any problem with speaking up because my mother, my family, my grandmother, my aunt - I grew up in a family dominated by women - always encouraged me to do so. And if a girl is unafraid, then the world is her oyster.
Fashion has always been in my life, thanks to my mother and my aunt growing up.
I think as I became an adult, my style evolved, and my love of fashion evolved even more.
My sister's expecting a baby, and I don't know if I'm going to be an uncle or an aunt.
I grew up in the kitchen, mostly with my grandfather, my mother and my aunt Raffy.
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.
There was once a little girl who was so very intelligent that her parents feared that she would die. But an aged aunt, who had crossed the Atlantic in a sailing-vessel, said, 'My dears, let her marry the first man she falls in love with, and she will make such a fool of herself that it will probably save her life.
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.
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.