You can't mix Leonard Bernstein and the queen of the gypsies!

Nora: Are you spying on him again?
Sarah: Well, googling is not spying. It's social networking.

[to Justin] Sometimes the things you are most afraid of are the things that make you the happiest.

Nora: You know, some people think women are like wine. They get better when they age.
Kevin: Not the fertility clinics. They tell you not to even consider anyone over twenty-five.

This is the step where my son Justin split his head open when he was wasted out of his mind. Out there is the swimming pool where my husband drowned on my daughter's birthday. Up there in the very first bedroom is where I'm nursing Kitty through chemo. It's the very same bedroom that Sarah stayed in when she was going through her divorce. In there is the living room where my son Kevin married his partner Scotty. So this is the box I live in. It's not med school but it's not playing it safe either.

The fear of losing control is dangerous as the disease itself. Fear keeps us doubting instead of hoping. Looking down instead of up

Kitty, everyone who loves you -- when they look at you, all they see is you.

Nora: Scotty what's going on with all this baby stuff? What are you feeling? Why are you so afraid?
Scotty: Oh, I don't know... my mother, the things I grew up hearing. I mean two gay dads... if it's a boy who's gonna teach him to bait a hook?

Robert [talking about Kitty being sick]: I just can't imagine what it would be like if it were one of my kids.
Nora: Well, you would probably fight like hell with their spouse, too.
Robert: I don't want to fight.
Nora: Good. Because I think we're gonna need each other

From the minute my kids were born all I did was worry about them. I thought surely this will stop when they get older but no. What I worry about has changed but I'm still worrying. And what good has all this worrying done? None. With or without it my kids are doing just fine. They're happy and they're fine. I just need to learn to relax. I deserve to be happy.

Nora: Please, please, please. Just be nice tonight. Just be yourselves.
Kevin: Be nice or be ourselves. Which is it?

Nora: He's my son. He's my son, damn it. I know why he came to you. The same reason William did. Because you are comfortable dealing in lies, Saul, you always have been.
Saul: Tell me something. What are you comfortable with, Nora? Truth? I don't think so. If you wanted to know the truth about William, all you had to do was open your eyes. But you didn't want to. You made it very clear that you were better off not knowing the messy parts.

Brothers & Sisters Quotes

No, no. No 'Buts'. You're not allowed to give up. You're not allowed to give up because you believe in your gut that this is right. And besides, we've all inherited this absurd drive to make things that, that yes, they seem complicated and they're messy, but we can turn them into something great.


Do I at least get a cigarette and a chance to say my last words?