Every family has a story, a collection of little moments together — heartwarming or heartbreaking — that make that story great. This Is Us is an American television drama series that will make you laugh and cry with its characters and their family’s story.


The storyline follows the life of Kevin, Kate, Randall and their parents. This Is Us juxtaposes moments from the present with events that took place in the past to form a compelling and emotional narrative. The dynamic of the series highlights the fact that the things we learn growing up and the experiences we have affect the way we think, and ultimately define who we become later.

Even though the series shows a lot of daily struggle, family drama and downfalls, it also focuses on themes of tackling problems, love, forgiveness, and building meaningful relationships. This Is Us beautifully shows that life is complicated yet so beautiful at the same time.

Here are 16 This Is Us quotes about the things that matter the most in life.


That’s the truth. I don’t know what I think we are. I just know that I like the fact that there’s a ‘we’ for us to talk about.

— Kevin


The hardest part about seeing someone you love in pain is not being able to do anything about it, except try not to make it worse.

– Toby


You deserve it. You deserve the beautiful life you made. You deserve everything.

– William


You got to own your choices, boys. Choose them fully and don’t look back.

— Jack


Sometimes, in marriage, someone has to be the one to push to make the big moves.

— Rebecca


If at some point in your life, you find a way to show somebody else the same kindness that your parents showed you, that’s all the present I’ll need.

— Dr. Nathan Katowski


Now I want you to picture the love of your life. Imagine that you have 30 seconds to win her back. One shot, three sentences. What are those sentences, and who are you saying them to?

– Toby


When you’re a mom, you get a front row seat to the best show in town: watching your kids grow up.

— Rebecca


You find your soul mate, you get married, you stay together until you die. Period.

– Jack


Sometimes you just got to do the right thing. You got to do the right thing, even if it’s not what you want.

– Kevin


How you present yourself on the outside reflects how you feel on the inside.

— Beth


Life feels like Pac-Man sometimes. It’s the same game over and over again. Same board. Same ghosts. Sometimes, you get a bunch of cherries but eventually and inevitably, those ghosts catch up with you.

– Randall


I am thankful for my family. I’m thankful that we’re all safe and there’s no one in the world that I’d rather be too hot or too cold with.

– Jack


We’re their parents. We do the best we can. But at the end of the day what happens to them, how they turn out, that’s bigger than us.

— Jack


It’s a helluva lot easier to accept who you are, in all your damaged glory, than to try to be someone you’re not. It’s sure a hell of a lot more fun, too.

– Duke


And when I make my son laugh, I try to catch the sound of him laughing. How it rolls up from his chest.

— William