We have collected the best Cousin Quotes by famous authors including David Haye, Jovan Adepo, David Cage, Saweetie, Rich Froning Jr. and many others, we hope that among them you will find the right thought.
Fury said he would rather fight his cousin than me.
I think, so often, people go quick to that nepotism: ‘I should be OK; my cousin’s a producer. I can get into the movie.’ How about audition, earn the part, and feel confident in knowing that the director felt you were the right person for the job versus hiring you because you know somebody?
‘Heavy Rain’ is a cousin of the ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ books.
My cousin’s dad is MC Hammer, and another one of my cousins is Zaytoven. We all grew up together and it’s interesting to see how we turned out.
Me and my cousin started doing CrossFit in my barn; I haven’t looked back since.
Rich Froning Jr.
I grew up in Wisconsin. It’s not like growing up in New York or L.A., where you know somebody’s cousin who does this. It was in the back of my mind, but I would never say that I wanted to be an actor, but as I look back, I was in every play I could possibly be in.
Stephanie and I got married publicly on the beach, in front of friends and family, and the local police shut down the highway for us to cross the street back to my cousin’s house. Cars backed up for miles, and everybody in town cheered.
My cousin, Rip Torn, persuaded me not to change my name. You shouldn’t change what you are in the search for success.
I grew up in a French-dominated Catholic part of the country. I was an altar boy. I went to Catholic school. I have a cousin who is a priest – it’s part of my DNA. It’s kind of hard to separate me from the church, to try to say where one starts and the other stops.
My cousin Simon Bor, the champion of Los Angeles, convinced me to concentrate on running.
Then I had lunch with my cousin who works for WaterAid and she said yes, it’s a catastrophe. And another catastrophe is that every day 1,400 children die from poisoned water, so now I’m an ambassador for WaterAid.
Predictability is the cousin of death: I don’t necessarily want people to see me coming. You know?
When I was in high school,we were, like, 4,000 or 5,000 students, and 50 girls – and I didn’t have a date for my prom. My father paid my cousin to take me.
As long as I sit at Henry Clay’s desk, I will remember his lifelong desire to forge agreement, but I will also keep close to my heart the principled stand of his cousin, Cassius Clay, who refused to forsake the life of any human, simply to find agreement.
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.
I’ve got one of four known Davy Crocket rifles. It’s fantastic just to know it’s one of the rifles that he actually used. His cousin had it.
I lived on a barge for the first six months, with a cousin. Then on the floor of a friend’s house.
My husband has a cousin who discovered, in his fifties, that the man he thought was his father was actually not, and that he had not only a father he had never met, but brothers.
I’d love to do something on ‘Mad Men.’ Or play Peter Dinklage’s cousin on ‘Game of Thrones.’ That would be fun.
But audio is a component of video, so there’s always been that anyway, and although we’ve never expressed a visual side apart from the Grateful Dead movie, I don’t find it that remote, you know what I mean? It’s a departure of sorts, but it’s like a first cousin.
Me and my cousin, most of the time we worked on radios and fixed them. I guess we started because I was curious to understand how radios work. When I was little, I used to think there were small people inside. Most of the time, I was just trying to see the people who are speaking in the radio.
I first came into the radar of the U.S. intelligence when I received a call from my cousin Mahfouz. It was 1999. He wanted me to help him transfer some money to his sick father. And he called me from the phone of UBL.
Mohamedou Ould Slahi
I left the city to accomplish something. And by leaving the city and trying to accomplish something, I’ve been a terrible cousin, brother, son some days.
BJ the Chicago Kid
When I was 11, I was with my cousin in a scrapyard; there were three trains on top of each other, and we climbed up to the top. It was really high, and I nearly fell off, but my cousin grabbed the back of my shirt.
I’ve been No. 12 my entire career. My cousin Nikki Haerling was a good basketball player, she wore No. 12 in high school and college, and my dad, he was No. 12 as well. I actually just started wearing it when I got to high school my freshman year.
I always made sure that if I had to go and be a rock ‘n’ roll crazy person that Liv had that grounding foundation of my mother or my cousin. We tried to keep everything stable.
I started singing one day along with my cousin, and I didn’t take it too seriously. The people started telling me, ‘Hey, you have a nice voice.’ and I was like, ‘Really?’
My cousin in Louisiana started a small company with a little savings, renovating houses. A single mom, she saved enough to buy a home and provide child care for her son. When the economy went belly up, so did her company. She was forced to sell her home and move in with her parents.
Growing up in a Singaporean Chinese family, for me food is almost the primary means of communication between family members, both immediate and extended… hey, it beats discussing which cousin did better at end of semester exams, or who’s getting married next, right?
On ‘Love Actually,’ I met Hugh Grant, who is a relative: our great-grandmothers were sisters. He’d call me cousin and ruffle my hair. And it was brilliant working with David Tennant on ‘Doctor Who.’
I have a cousin who is a spiritual advisor for Native veterans in Canada, so I’m very familiar with the history of Natives in the military. And growing up as an American Indian myself, the story of Ira Hayes is one that is often told.
I wasn’t creative enough to imagine my first novel becoming a film directed by Alexander Payne. Nor did I consider the possibility of seeing Hollywood stars moving through my personal version of Hanalei town: going to Tahiti Nui, rehearsing a scene in front of my cousin’s cottages, driving the snaky roads.
Kaui Hart Hemmings
I used to sneak ‘General Hospital’ when I was a kid. My cousin was my babysitter, and she watched it, so I got hooked on it. I wasn’t supposed to be watching it, but I was so obsessed with it that I’d find ways, even as an 8-year-old, to get into that.
I did not fire Brian Wilson from the Beach Boys. I cannot fire Brian Wilson from the Beach Boys. I am not his employer. I do not have such authority. And even if I did, I would never fire Brian Wilson from the Beach Boys. I love Brian Wilson. We are partners. He’s my cousin by birth and my brother in music.
I was in television drama, which is a first cousin to the movies, and I trust myself to make the right decisions.
When I was in kindergarten, I had one line in a little play. I said, I am Patrick Potato and this is my cousin, Mrs. Tomato, and I heard laughter. I wanted to be an actress from that moment on.
My family fled Iran in October 1978 as a result of the coming revolution when I was two years old. In the early days, my entire family lived together in a very crowded house, where I shared a room with my sister, cousin, and grandmother, and we would all listen to my grandmother tell stories before bedtime.
My cousin knew a manager in the model agency, He offered me a shoot for a Korean brand called Kai-aakmann, and it was a good pay. I was working at a shop selling surfing items in Busan, but I quit the job and came to Seoul for a better future.
Sung Jin Park
There’s nothing wrong with being gay or lesbian. If my cousin was gay I’d support him. If my sister was a lesbian I’d support her.
Whereas economic man maximises, selects the best alternative from among all those available to him, his cousin, administrative man, satisfices, looks for a course of action that is satisfactory or ‘good enough’.
Herbert A. Simon
For my 50th birthday, my cousin Helmut gave me the most profound, beautiful, and striking present. He made books out of my dad’s slide photographs, which were stored and forgotten. Looking at those books made me cry.
When I go back to family reunions everybody goes, ‘Hey cousin! Hey Auntie!’ And I’m like, ‘Okay I don’t know you, I have no idea who you are.’ I am auntie and cousin for so many and even the ones in prison call me collect. And I’ll be like, ‘Which of my family members are giving you this phone number?’
I’d much rather play Batman’s cousin than Batman. That’s more of my speed.
Folk music is where I come from originally. The very first thing that introduced me to playing guitars at all was skiffle – my cousin had been in London the summer that skiffle was big.
I used to devour a lot of stand-up comedy in my cousin’s basement. He had cable and I didn’t, so I went there and saw all the comedians.
My cousin Joe was just the coolest kid and I wanted to be like him. He had girls, could do whatever he wanted and he was a bricklayer, so I decided to do that.
My grandmother was sick and I was told that we could not tell her, and that my cousin was gonna have this wedding as an excuse for us to all go and see her. And I think that I was just so frustrated by the situation.
The first musical thing I remember someone recommending to me is probably Ludacris – the one where he has massive arms in the music video. ‘Get Back.’ It was recommended to me by my cousin, who’s now my manager.
My uncle Lionel ended up being a bug guy at 20th Century Fox, which my father had been – and, of course, my cousin Randy – you know, one of the great American songwriters. It was a storied family and, in many ways, very tough to emerge from.
No I.D. is actually married to my cousin, and my cousin is my manager. So I met him when she met him many years ago. I was in the studio and he hooked me up with a bunch of producers that he knew.
Neon signs don’t consume much power, but they look like they do. A cousin of fluorescent lighting, neon is actually quite energy efficient. A neon tube glows coolly when high-voltage, low-amperage electrical power excites the gas within it.
What I hear is that people think of me as their cousin or their sister or somebody they want to hang out with.
Just because you’ve seen ‘My Cousin Vinny’ doesn’t qualify you to be a federal judge.
Carl, Dennis and Brian are brothers, and Mike Love’s a cousin.
The Paralympics have for too long been considered the poor cousin of the Olympics. It’s always run after the main games and rarely gets anything like the media coverage.
I cannot fire Brian Wilson from the Beach Boys. I am not his employer. I do not have such authority. And even if I did, I would never fire Brian Wilson from the Beach Boys. I love Brian Wilson. We are partners. He’s my cousin by birth and my brother in music.
Tamil for me is my cousin Esha. I even told her that I was preparing to play a Tamilian and asked her if she could teach me the language.
I come from a family with a really strong work ethic – not just my parents, but my aunts, uncles and cousins. It rubbed off on me. I have a cousin in The Bronx who says I’m like the longshoreman of actors. I am a worker.
We’re sometimes treated like the stupid cousin, so I’m always drawn to characters that make you feel good about being Welsh.
For me, I guess music has always been the through-line. You know, I played guitar from a really young age, and my dad played, and my cousin gave me a drum kit when I was 13, and I played bass guitar, so, you know, it was definitely always in the house.
I have a cousin who, at age 36, passed away from cancer, and she left three girls.
Most redoubted lord and right sovereign cousin, may the Almighty Lord have you in his keeping.
I took to the synthesizer. My cousin had some synthesizers, and I’d always make stuff on those things.
The first time I heard Tom Waits, it was like everything just flipped. It was just this fascination with him. My cousin showed me ‘Small Change,’ and I just couldn’t get over that this was a white guy singing.
I was maybe one of two black kids in the drama department. It was, ‘Well, you can’t play this role because that guy has a white girlfriend or a white cousin or whatever.’
I wished I died in that attack with my cousin, with my south Vietnamese soldiers. I wish I died at that time so I won’t suffer like that anymore… it was so hard for me to carry all that burden with that hatred, with that anger and bitterness.
Phan Thi Kim Phuc
Mark Wahlberg, when I was in high school, people were like, ‘You look like Marky Mark!’ Then as I got older, they were like, ‘You look like Donnie Wahlberg.’ Now they’re like, ‘You look like Donnie Wahlberg’s cousin from Massachusetts.’
I have lovely memories of Los Angeles in the 1930s. I came down to live with my mother’s cousin and they invited me to come and go to junior college for a year.
I’m the youngest. I had an older brother, and an older cousin. I had to hold my own sometimes.
I’m the son of a Navy veteran, my two sisters are in the Air Force, I have a cousin who’s a Navy Seal, and more.
My father was born in 1925. He’s pretty old. And his grandmother’s cousin, I think, is Svante Arrhenius.
I don’t play guitar. I sing. I’m the lead singer, of Cousin Billy. I also play harmonica, after a fashion.
I was never raised as the daughter with vitiligo or the granddaughter with vitiligo or the cousin with vitiligo. I was just Chantelle.
My dad grew up in Pittsburgh in the ’50s, and he used to sing Four Seasons songs on the stoop. He made me listen to Cousin Brucie – the guy who broke the Four Seasons on the radio. So I knew all of their songs, but I didn’t know they were all by the same group.
Growing up in Oxnard you’re a Cowboys fan, bro. I remember when I was like six, seven years old my cousin gave me a sweatshirt that said ‘Cowboys’ on it and ever since then I said I’m going to support the Cowboys.
Colonialism is the cousin of slavery.
My cousin used to make fun of me for liking stuff like C+C Music Factory. I didn’t have any tapes; I just liked their song on the radio. We liked that because that was what we had access to.
I think that in any family – black, white, Chinese, Spanish, whatever – family is family. You know that there’s dysfunction, and that there’s this cousin who doesn’t like this auntie. But, at the end of the day, like I say, love brings everybody together.
As a kid, I wasn’t allowed to have girl toys, but I would take my cousin’s My Little Pony and smell it. That weird, synthetic, fruity-sweet smell – that’s how I wanted to look. I wanted to look like this fabricated toy. I wanted to look like you could pull a string on my back, and I would say, like, six catchphrases.
On the Italian side, we can trace the family back 2,000 years. I have a cousin in Rome, a famous archaeologist, Count Andrea Carandini, who was in Lombardy and came across some pottery with the original name of the family, Carandinus, painted on it.
When my cousin sister got married to a Muslim boy, my family was baffled. All the brothers had abandoned her. But I said there is nothing wrong in it. We have not lost our sister. In fact, we got another family member in the form of that boy.
My cousin cleaned out a shotgun for me and let me carry it around the house, because he said, ‘Anybody who knows anything about guns is going to know in a second if someone has held a gun before.’ I didn’t want to be that person. I wanted to be practiced.
My friends in Kennington always ask me, ‘can I have a shirt for my little brother or cousin,’ and I always send them shirts. I will never forget where I have come from, because I know what it is like growing up in that area, and it is not nice.
When I was a kid, we never had a videogame in my house. But my cousin did, and each time I went to her house I was able to play ‘Tetris’ and ‘Mario.’ Those were the only two games I played as a child.
When I was growing up, we had a bungalow in New Jersey which we visited in the summers. Everybody in that small community was named Feldman and was either an aunt or cousin of mine. I just found it comfortable to use the name Feldman.
When I was a little kid, it was not uncommon for a cousin or an uncle, before they would even say ‘Hello,’ to gush, ‘You know, your mother’s brisket is just incredible; it’s so good.’ That was an inspiration for creating a love song in that well-worn terrain of the relationship between a Jewish boy and his mother.
I actually didn’t have a quincenera, but I did get to take part in one for my cousin. I’ve just never really been into parties.
In the American office lexicon, ‘aging’ – and its close cousin ‘old’ – are inconsistent modifiers. While older women are often labeled as ‘tired’ and ‘out of touch,’ aging men get to be ‘distinguished’ and ‘seasoned.’
My dad recently reminded me that my grandfather’s cousin was Lefty Frizzell.
My twin sister, my cousin, and I used to write and perform plays for my family. We raided the closets for costumes and fought over parts. I’m sure I was the bossiest one.
Roy Acuff’s from Maynardville, and that’s where a lot of my family’s from. So he’s, I’ve been told, a distant cousin, as well.
Improvisation is almost like the retarded cousin in the comedy world. We’ve been trying forever to get improvisation on TV. It’s just like stand-up. It’s best when it’s just left alone. It doesn’t translate always on TV. It’s best live.
I lived with my auntie and my cousin when I was growing up, and they always wore black, and I thought it was quite chic. It wasn’t a goth or a social group sort of thing.
Romy Madley Croft
I was at home with my family and have a house full of puppies, and my cousin mentioned that with all the stories I have about my dogs, it might be a cool opportunity to make a memoir of sorts.
A five-pound boneless rolled-and-tied breast of veal, like any other piece of meat fit for braising, can come in many shapes and sizes. So recipe times aren’t uniformly applicable. A long and thin tied roast will cook more quickly than its stouter, football-shaped cousin.
My cousin Malcolm Lee is also a filmmaker.
In L.A., fat people are mythical. We’re like Big Foot. ‘Oh, yeah, my cousin knows someone who’s fat.’ Nobody’s fat in L.A.
I am really close to my family. My cousin is my best friend!
In the early ’90s, my cousin gave me a Snoop Dogg cassette tape, and the rawness of the lyrics were something new to me.
All In’ is not my baby, it’s my brother or my cousin. We sold out a 10,000 seat arena in less than 30 minutes, and that, to me, says a lot about the health of wrestling outside of the machine.
It doesn’t matter if someone is your fourth cousin once removed, he is Cousin Jimmy and called that always.
I’m really the only artist in my family. I have one cousin who is a painter. I think I developed all of that from television and books – from being, essentially, an only child. I’m my mom’s only child and my dad’s fourth child, but separated by 14 years.
My whole relationship with Bowie started when I was 13, and I bought a copy of ‘Aladdin Sane’ when I didn’t have a record player. I had this record for a year before I could play it, and it was the image – not the sound – that I was attracted to. I just saw this image and thought he was my cousin.
I do feel kind of guilty sometimes ’cause, like, I could buy myself a $5,000 dress or a $3,000 dress, and I’m buying these things, but I’m knowing that my cousin need money for the rent. And then I gotta tell myself, ‘Stop feeling guilty. You worked for this.’
Bret Hart is my cousin, I’m told. Didn’t know that until I was, I don’t know, 28, 25.
In Afghanistan, you don’t understand yourself solely as an individual. You understand yourself as a son, a brother, a cousin to somebody, an uncle to somebody. You are part of something bigger than yourself.
I never call myself a Kennedy cousin. In fact, when I signed my contract with Bravo, I made it very clear that they were not allowed in promos to refer to me as a Kennedy cousin. I’m not that person. I don’t feel it.
I have a gay cousin who came out to my parents before he came out to his own. So I benefited from having a very open, supportive family, and I want to pass that on.
My cousin Francis and I are in perfect accord – he wants Milan, and so do I.
I’m used to riding horses. My father used to breed horses when I was a child. I grew up in Tipperary, in the country, and lots of people have horses there. If my parents hadn’t been in the business, we would have them anyway, as pets. And my cousin Richard is a jockey.
I’ve been working straight since 2003, so I might just want to take an improv or theater class. That excites me. I can’t wait to do different characters – not necessarily the leading chick who gets the guy, but the weird, freaky cousin.
Miami’s not anybody’s poor cousin. It’s an aspiration to live in this town, not something you have to do to promote yourself like some of the larger cities.
Me and my little cousin DJ John John, we used to always be DJing in the house. We never took it seriously.
When I was eight or nine years old, my older cousin took me to the St. George Theatre on Staten Island to see a Bruce Lee movie and a Jim Kelly movie. Those were my first martial-arts films, and I fell in love with the genre back then.
I’m not an immigrant – I was born and raised in New York. My parents are Puerto Rican, and Puerto Rico is a part of the U.S., for the people that don’t know. So my whole life, I’ve identified as an American. There are times when I’ve gone to Puerto Rico, and there, I’m seen as the American cousin.
I used to tell people I was a comic and they’d be fascinated. Now all you get is: ‘Oh yeah, my cousin Steve’s a comic.’
My cousin once told me, ‘You’re tall, you’re handsome – and you’re gonna have to apologize for it the rest of your life.’ He imparted that information to me.
We went to open-mike night at a comedy club called Stanford & Sons and the comics were terrible. My cousin dared me to get up there and, well, he was challenging my manhood. I had to do it.
I was first inspired to make music by my cousin Oran. He was making music on an old Mac II by himself in his little lab, and I just started taking up after him. He was the first person to put a machine in front of me to work on. He was like my big brother, someone who I looked up to.
In addition to my cousin, there were 30 or 40 guys I grew up with who became firefighters as well. So, I’ve been around firefighters all my life.
No adult in my family would ever tell me anything about who my father was. I knew from an older cousin – only four years older than I am – everything, or what little I could discover about him.
Although not well known outside Wall Street, Freddie Mac and its corporate cousin, Fannie Mae, are two of the world’s largest financial institutions and play a crucial role in the housing market.
You don’t wanna walk around and say, ‘I’m somebody’s niece, I’m somebody’s cousin, I’m somebody’s daughter. Who are you?’ And I think that’s always the challenge when you grow up in a well-known family, is ultimately, you have to face yourself in the mirror and say, ‘Who are you? What have you done?’
You know the way it is: sometimes Americans think of us as their backward little cousin. It’s the whole shamrock, potatoes, famine, leprechaun thing, all that drunken paddies rubbish.
I grew up in a mixed-race family in Bristol. My cousin was this white guy who was interested in Parliament, Marc Bolan, Bowie. His friends were football thugs and while I was getting ready for bed, they’d be listening to all that music. When I was older, I’d go to a Jamaican sound system and there were no white people.
I bumped into my cousin after she’d shaved her hair very short, and she looked incredible. She seemed so effortless and cool, and I wanted that. And, I’ve had it like that ever since.
I think that everybody in the world, whatever colour or creed, has a jerk like JR in his or her family somewhere. Whether it is a father, uncle, cousin or brother, everybody can identify with JR and that certainly had something to do with the success of ‘Dallas.’
When you show people on the big screen that could be our next-door neighbour or our cousin, it does have an impact on our lives.
As the son of a Cuban refugee and cousin and nephew to many Cubans on the island, I cringe when Americans visit Cuba for a fun island vacation.
It seems that 17% of men born since 1970 are step-fathers. Of course it is not new: my father’s cousin, nearly 96, stepfathered two, while his wife stepmothered one. My own father, 85, has stepfathered three and I, at 58, have stepfathered two. What is new is that stepfathering is climbing fast.
I played a little football when I was really young, but I didn’t start until my junior year. My cousin, who was a big influence in my athletic career over time, said you should go out for receiver. I said let’s give it a shot. I went out and played a little and caught a couple balls over a couple dudes heads.
My cousin is Johnny Nash, ‘I Can See Clearly Now’ Johnny Nash. So I know what to do just by watching what he did. He had a brilliant career. He wrote one of the biggest songs in music history.
I would always talk trash to my brother and my cousin. I would tell them, ‘I’m already better than you!’