“The way she frets and fusses over that boy. If only she’d let him run, let him breathe, let him live.”
"Slowly, your gang becomes your family.”
"I'm your mother. I know everything."
"You know, my mother never had time for me. When you're the middle child in a family of five million, you don't get any attention."
"Despite all your talents, you are still a novice in the ways of family. Master Dick follows the same star as you but gets there by his own course. You must learn to trust him, for that is the nature of family."
“Sometimes I think families everywhere are exactly the same.”
“I’m the boss, Mommy is only the decision-maker. There is a difference. Mommy says what we do and I have control of the channel changer.”
“Kids – ten seconds of joy, 30 years of misery.”
"I'm on everybody's side. I'm the mother."
“The best thing parents can do for their kids is just love each other.”