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Women's liberation, if it abolishes the patriarchal family, will abolish a necessary substructure of the authoritarian state, and once that withers away Marx will have come true willy-nilly, so let's get on with it.
Germaine Greer

A plague on eminence! I hardly dare cross the street anymore without a convoy, and I am stared at wherever I go like an idiot member of a royal family or an animal in a zoo; and zoo animals have been known to die from stares.
Igor Stravinsky

I'm really happy with everything right now - my career and family life!
Jade Goody

Enough of good there is in the lowest estate to sweeten life; enough of evil in the highest to check presumption; enough there is of both in all estates, to bind us in compassionate brotherhood, to teach us impressively that we are of one dying and one immortal family
Henry Giles

The family spirit has rendered man carnivorous.
Francis Picabia

I was considered the black sheep of the family, neighbours didn't want their kids playing with me.
Michelle Pfeiffer

I've really written my books for my husband and our family. They've brought us closer together by allowing us to discuss things that were unspoken for so long.
Pamela Stephenson

If each man could have his own house, a large garden to cultivate and healthy surroundings - then, I thought, there will be for them a better opportunity of a happy family life.
George Cadbury

My family's a musical family
Erika Takacs

After the family the most important thing is the foot... is the soccer
David Beckham

For someone who's grown up in a sports-mad family and a bit of an Olympic junkie, I can't think of a better way to get fit. [on C4 show The Games]
Anna Walker

'If someone were to harm my family or a friend or somebody I love, I would eat them. I might end up in jail for 500 years, but I would eat them.'
Johnny Depp

Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.
George Burns

'My family is just beyond out-of-control excited.' - Winning the Golden Globe
Jennifer Garner

Our people receive the news of his death with a deep sense of grief and loss.

He was a holy champion of the Filipino family and of profound Christian values that make everyone of us contemplate... what is just, moral and sacred in life.
[on Pope John Paul II]
Gloria Arroyo

The family that prays together stays together
Al Scalpone

He will never be dull to strangers who joins in sport with his own family.
Titus Maccius Plautus

The whole world is one family
Sun Yat-sen

I put on a video of one of his recent fights and it made my eyes water, there were so many low blows. I want a big family so I was straight on the phone to sort out some insurance for my meat and two veg!
Kevin Mitchell

When you are in the family... you have more rights than when you are asking to join and knocking on the door
Jacques Chirac

A series of rumours about my attitude, as well as derogatory remarks about myself and my family showed me that the personal resentment of the Detroit general manager toward me would make it impossible for me to continue playing hockey in Detroit.
Ted Lindsay

In a big family the first child is kind of like the first pancake. If it's not perfect, that's okay, there are a lot more coming along.
Antonin Scalia

My family knew it was good for my career and I would have only had the title Miss Great Britain for another few months anyway.
Danielle Lloyd

Outrageous, his lies about my family [on Fahrenheit 9/11 by Michael Moore]
George Bush

The lover of life makes the whole world into his family, just as the lover of the fair sex creates his from all the lovely women he has found, from those that could be found, and those who are impossible to find.
Charles Baudelaire

I am hoping that in this year of the family we will go into our families and reconcile differences.
Louis Farrakhan

My family is the most important thing in the world to me, too, before anything else.
Dennis Quaid

A genealogist is one who traces your family back as far as your money will go
Jean Dubuffet

The life-fate of the modern individual depends not only upon the family into which he was born or which he enters by marriage, but increasingly upon the corporation in which he spends the most alert hours of his best years.
C Wright Mills

If I had to choose between wealth and a united family, I would 1,000 per cent have preferred my parents to stay together.
Minnie Driver

He's got a young family and he had a fantastic future in front of him. It's everyone's worst nightmare and puts everything into perspective. [on Paul Hunter]
Stephen Hendry

Only as far as a man is happily married to himself is he fit for married life and family life in general.
Novalis

I'm an emotional person. I really put my heart and soul into it. I felt I'd let Anton and my family down.
Jan Ravens

I believe that more unhappiness comes from this source than from any other - I mean from the attempt to prolong family connections unduly and to make people hang together artificially who would never naturally do so.
Samuel Butler

You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.
Desmond Tutu

I have never, ever knowly taken illegal drugs, and I would never embarrass my family, my friends, my country and the kids who love me.
Ben Johnson

'I ain't no saint, but I've tried never to do anything that would hurt my family or offend God... I figure all any kid needs is hope and the feeling he or she belongs. If I could do or say anything that would give some kid that feeling, I would believe I had contributed something to the world.'
Elvis Presley

At age 12, I was put on tranquilizers when I should have gotten help. There was nothing major and awful, I just didn't feel my family was supportive and emotionally generous.
Paula Danziger

The family - that dear octopus from whose tentacles we never quite escape
Dodie Smith

It's something that my family can finally be proud of. [on his Hollywood career]
Hugh Jackman

A genealogist is one who traces your family back as far as your money will go
Anonymous

In a boarding school there's no privacy, no money, and no help, except from the larger family of the school itself. There's no dreamy solitude, no slack time, no lazing
Nelson W Aldrich

I can only take Mike Ruddock at his word that he left for family reasons as I haven't had chance to talk to him yet, but I can fully understand those stresses.
Scott Johnson

I'd love to have been born into a wealthy family. I might have turned out even more marvellous than I am now...
John Lydon

Family makes me feel there's a reason I'm alive... I'm feeling my life, which I didn't always do partly because I'd be drunk a lot.
Sean Penn

The pink sheep of the family [on himself]
Alexander McQueen

He's got a family and two young children and he's slowing down his career. He's just happy where he is at the moment and you have to respect that
Greg Rusedski

We have been through so much together. None of us are from London and we're living away from our friends and family. We only have each other and that's what has made us so tight - that's why we have to remain as a five.
Kimberley Walsh

Pride, in boasting of family antiquity, makes duration stand for merit
Johann Georg Von Zimmermann

My family is American, and has been for generations, in all its branches, direct and collateral
Ulysses S Grant



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