Being a caregiver is not often something we choose but something that chooses us. Millions of people care for aged or chronically ill family members every day. The role comes with sometimes daily peaks and valleys — acknowledged in the diverse caregiver quotes and poems below. On a good day, you may see your prima ballerina Alzheimer’s patient recall her greatest passion. On a bad day, Mom’s dementia means she might not be able to remember you at all anymore. Those tough times can leave you utterly drained.