Cousin Quotes

We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Cousin Quotes from Christopher Lee, Phan Thi Kim Phuc, Tom Junod, Adam Silver, Mousa Dembele. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.

On the Italian side, we can trace the family back 2,000

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.
Christopher Lee
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
I don’t play guitar. I sing. I’m the lead singer, of Cousin Billy. I also play harmonica, after a fashion.
Tom Junod
While, to me, daily fantasy is in no way sports betting, it’s certainly a cousin of sports betting in that it attracts many of the same type of people who would otherwise choose to bet on sports.
Adam Silver
I know Lukaku quite well. We are from the same city, and I’ve known him since we were quite young – maybe eight or nine. My best friend is his cousin.
Mousa Dembele
What I hear is that people think of me as their cousin or their sister or somebody they want to hang out with.
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.
Amy Poehler
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.
Stanley Elkin
I started out just as Elvis was going into the army, Jerry Lee Lewis married his 14-year-old cousin, and Little Richard became a priest.
Neil Sedaka
Dread lord and cousin, may the almighty preserve your reverence and lordship in long life and good fortune.
Owen Glendower
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.
Elizabeth Banks
Carl, Dennis and Brian are brothers, and Mike Love’s a cousin.
Bruce Johnston
My cousin Dwayne was really the first person who was like, ‘You’re funny, man!’ I was like, ‘OK, sure.’
Sam Richardson
When I was 10 years old, a cousin of mine took me on a tour of his medical school. And as a special treat, he took me to the pathology lab and took a real human brain out of the jar and placed it in my hands. And there it was, the seat of human consciousness, the powerhouse of the human body, sitting in my hands.
Aditi Shankardass
Just because you’ve seen ‘My Cousin Vinny’ doesn’t qualify you to be a federal judge.
John Kennedy
I’d much rather play Batman’s cousin than Batman. That’s more of my speed.
Alan Tudyk
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.
Tig Notaro
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.
Sam Richardson
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.
Erich Bergen
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.
Sam Palladio
Acting as a profession came to me by chance: in 1946, after the war, I was having lunch with my cousin, who was the Italian ambassador, and he asked, ‘What are you going to do now you’re out of uniform?’ I said, ‘I’m pretty inventive, and I can imitate people,’ and he said, ‘Have you thought about being an actor?’
Christopher Lee
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.
Beverly Cleary
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.
Iggy Pop
I took to the synthesizer. My cousin had some synthesizers, and I’d always make stuff on those things.
Flying Lotus
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.
Stella Young
While I respect my cousin Annette Sykes’ commitment in engaging in the political process, I do not endorse or support any political party.
Cliff Curtis
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.
Campbell Brown
We’re sometimes treated like the stupid cousin, so I’m always drawn to characters that make you feel good about being Welsh.
Matthew Rhys
I am really close to my family. My cousin is my best friend!
Daniella Monet
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.
Adam Beach
I played golf in Dubai with my cousin and brother, but I wouldn’t do it again because I was dripping with sweat in the heat and wasn’t able to last the whole round.
Theo Walcott
How do we compete with the 3D superscreens at the cineplex? We just make it better – because theatre is better because it’s live. Instead of trying to be like the poor cousin, we need to accept that we’re the king.
John Tiffany
My dad recently reminded me that my grandfather’s cousin was Lefty Frizzell.
Parker Posey
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.
Kurt Vile
My cousin’s gay, he went to London only to find out that Big Ben was a clock.
Rodney Dangerfield
Everyone I tell that I had an aneurysm always says, ‘Oh, my cousin died from that.’ Well, I didn’t, so I’m amazed. I was in a wheelchair, and I had to go to rehab. And now I’m walking!
Teri Garr
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.
Carole Radziwill
I literally have a clearout every two months and I give all my clothes away to my little cousins and stuff. And they just buzz off it. If I was younger, and my cousin or sister was in Little Mix, and they gave me all their hand-me-downs, I’d be the happiest girl in the world.
Perrie Edwards
I didn’t know who she was, but I knew she was hungry, so I started handing out $100 bills and called the office and told them to bring me a bunch more. Then I had my cousin’s store deliver a bunch of smoked ham and turkeys. I mean, these people are hungry and living under a bridge.
Joe Jamail
I always say the classier cousin of ‘Anchorman’ is ‘Mad Men,’ because when you really look at it, why do people really love Don Draper in ‘Mad Men?’ He’s just a terrible guy. But we know why he’s terrible, and I think that’s really key to why you can be sympathetic to a character.
Adam McKay
My first significant break was when I was 15, going on 16, and my cousin Courtney ‘Bear’ Sills told me you can make a career out of writing songs. He was the one who put me in with 112. The first song I did with 112 was ‘We Can Do It Anywhere.’
Poo Bear
Peyton Manning’s been my guy since the sixth grade. My cousin bought me a Tennessee Volunteers No. 16 jersey. He’s been my guy since then.
Zac Taylor
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.
Mike Love
Predictability is the cousin of death: I don’t necessarily want people to see me coming. You know?
CeeLo Green
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.
Flying Lotus
I had a cousin who dated someone in CWF, so I was traveling to shows by age 10 or 11. I got to work with them later after I started wrestling, and it was awesome.
Adam Page
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.’
Cardi B
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.
I used to go to San Diego all the time to hang out. My cousin played for the San Diego Padres, and my brother lives down there. I love going to the zoo and walking around Old Town.
Drake Bell
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.
Jadon Sancho
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.
Abhay Deol
What really pushed me into chasing basketball even more was my cousin making the NBA too, in 2003.
Ivica Zubac
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.
Ralphie May
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.
Jane Green
My cousin Malcolm Lee is also a filmmaker.
Spike Lee
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
Fury said he would rather fight his cousin than me.
David Haye
My cousin was Ron O’Neal, who was ‘Superfly.’ Films like ‘Shaft’ and ‘Superfly’ were the biggest things out there in the early ’70s. It’s hard to remember just how big they were – how much impact they had on the culture, the music, the fashions, the hair styles.
Kym Whitley
‘Heavy Rain’ is a cousin of the ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ books.
David Cage
My cousin Simon Bor, the champion of Los Angeles, convinced me to concentrate on running.
Martin Lel
It’s funny, you know, growing up, you are always introduced to people as your uncle this or your aunt that or your cousin this. By the time I was in my 20s, I had no idea who I actually was or wasn’t related to. It’s kind of a running joke in the family.
Johnny Iuzzini
I think a lot of people, even if you’re not Asian, you go to your place of origin where your family comes from, and you get this sense of, ‘Wow – people look like me and talk like me and treat me like their son in the stores and like a cousin in the restaurants.’
Jon M. Chu
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.’
Ike Barinholtz
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?
Melissa Leong
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
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.
Nadine Labaki
I was raised by maternal grandparents who were born in 1890 and 1899, respectively. They were British subjects; George V was the cousin of the tsar. The Romanovs were very real in their household.
Kathryn Harrison
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.
Connie Britton
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?
Jovan Adepo
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.’
Thomas Brodie-Sangster
I always tell my family – and they laugh about it – but someday, I will write a vegetarian book. My cousin, who’s a big vegetarian, tells me flat out, ‘You’re my favorite vegetarian chef.’
Guy Fieri
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.
Davante Adams
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?’
Sherri Shepherd
In the early ’90s, my cousin gave me a Snoop Dogg cassette tape, and the rawness of the lyrics were something new to me.
Lukas Forchhammer
I kind of think that if you show conspiracy theorists a photo of the dead Bin Laden they will come up with an explanation for why it’s really a Photoshopped picture of Bin Laden asleep. Or his dead cousin Fred. Donald Trump apparently believes that Bin Laden is dead, so that ought to be enough for the Middle East.
Gail Collins
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.
Tilda Swinton
Half of my family is in Los Angeles, so my cousin was the first person to play me, like, Snoop Dogg, and I would always feel like, ‘OMG, I shouldn’t be listening to this,’ and my other cousin was the first to introduce me to Aaliyah, so every time I’d go to the West Coast, I’d get those West Coast vibes.
Jillian Hervey
I wasn’t a comic book aficionado at all when I was a kid, but my cousin Weed was. Every time we went to visit him on the farm, he had two really fun things: comedy albums and comic books.
J. K. Simmons
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.’
Joe Morton
I’m always the cousin that can’t make it to the family functions because I’m busy.
Taraji P. Henson
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.
Denis Leary
It doesn’t matter if someone is your fourth cousin once removed, he is Cousin Jimmy and called that always.
Tinsley Mortimer
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.
Mikey Garcia
I have a cousin called Flirta D who was big in the grime world, which made me really cool at school. ‘Flirta D’s your cousin?’ ‘Yeah, buddy.’ ‘He must be a millionaire!’
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.
Bjorn Ulvaeus
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.
Eddie Griffin
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.
Michael Rosen
Ian Fleming was my cousin, you know. He was in naval intelligence.
Christopher Lee
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.
Virginia Postrel
I want to buy more property, start a couple of small businesses, and if my cousin wants to go to college, I want to put him through with ease.
Roddy Ricch
Even if they’re not Asian or super rich… everyone has a nagging mother. Everyone has that obnoxious uncle, or that cousin who’s a bit too snobby.
Kevin Kwan
My cousin went to jail, and I was like, ‘I don’t wanna spend my life in jail.’ So I just started DJing, and that was my out.
My cousin lives in Delhi, so I kept visiting the city and got really fascinated with DU. Apart from studies, one also gets good exposure to music here. For an artist, there are a lot of opportunities in the city.
Mohit Chauhan
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.
Bradley Whitford
I’d love to do something on ‘Mad Men.’ Or play Peter Dinklage’s cousin on ‘Game of Thrones.’ That would be fun.
Dan Fogler
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.
Doris Roberts
My cousin, Rip Torn, persuaded me not to change my name. You shouldn’t change what you are in the search for success.
Sissy Spacek
A distant cousin sent me some genealogy report on my father’s side, and it’s sort of what I suspected. Coal miners for generations… four or maybe five generations.
Gina McKee
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?’
Romeo Santos
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.
Thomas Newman
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.
Olga Kurylenko
I have one brother, John, an airline pilot, who is seven years younger. He’s adopted, though we’re still blood related – he’s my cousin. My parents couldn’t have any more children after me, so when Dad’s brother died, they adopted John, then just a baby.
Gary Numan
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.
Julie Plec
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.
Juergen Teller
I would always talk trash to my brother and my cousin. I would tell them, ‘I’m already better than you!’
Jalen Ramsey
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.
Noel Fielding
She ain’t my queen. My grandmother is my queen, and my auntie, my cousin, my daughters… the Queen’s never done anything for me.
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.
Priyanka Chopra
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.
Phil Collins
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?’
Maria Shriver
My cousin Francis and I are in perfect accord – he wants Milan, and so do I.
Charles V
I really love hip hop. My cousin Nas came out with an album ‘Life Is Good,’ and I love that album, but I also love Maroon 5.
Yara Shahidi
Everyone is connected to somebody with some type of addiction. It’s so ramped now. Everyone has an uncle, a cousin, somebody who has addiction. We all have addiction.
Diamond Dallas Page
I lived on a barge for the first six months, with a cousin. Then on the floor of a friend’s house.
Alexander Armstrong
I’d stand on a coffee table, and my cousin Edith would give me dimes, and you put the dimes on your head… And when your forehead was full, show was over.
Billy Crystal
When I first learned guitar – when I was 14 or 15 – I had an older cousin who showed me some stuff. And he was into all these tunings. He was showing me tunings that people like David Crosby or Neil Young used – like dropped D and open D tunings.
Lee Ranaldo
I’m a character actress. I’m the girl next door, the aunt, the quirky cousin. You have to innately know who you are and be happy with that.
Faith Prince
A cousin of mine was a graphic designer, and he took me as a kid to see Flesh for Lulu and Social Distortion in 1988 in Chicago.
Matt Skiba
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.’
Bonnie Hammer
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.
Elizabeth Rodriguez
I have a cousin who, at age 36, passed away from cancer, and she left three girls.
Andrea Navedo
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 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.
Joe Gatto
Everyone has an idea that they think would be a great movie. Everyone has a cousin who they think you should work with.
Zach Braff
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.
Jennifer Lawrence
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.
Joe Harris
I remember one time my cousin telling me – she’s got four kids – she would pour the milk down the drain so she could drive to the Dairy Barn just to get out of the house.
Rosemarie DeWitt
My little cousin tells me I look like Magneto so I guess that’s who I should probably play.
Robert Pattinson
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.
Pardis Sabeti
My original name was Juaquin, and my cousin couldn’t pronounce my name right. So he’d just be saying ‘Waka! Waka!’ So when I was younger, I used to always laugh, then my man Gucci gave me the rest of the name.
Waka Flocka Flame
As early as I can remember, I would put on plays with my cousin and make my dad record them. In kindergarten, I started doing the school plays, and it just continued.
Mikaela Hoover
I met fred rogers in 1998, when ‘Esquire’ assigned me a story about him for a special issue on American heroes. I last spoke with him on Christmas Day 2002, when I called him to talk about an argument I’d had with my cousin; he died two months later, on February 27, 2003.
Tom Junod
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.