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

Trying to integrate oneself and ones family with a community like that is something that is always ultimately destined to failure.
Christopher Gist

The intense build-up to the World Cup means more time away from my family. That is something I'd like to avoid. I have found during my two years as coach that the position is more than a job. That has meant I have spent long periods away from my family. [on resigning as Wales coach]
Mike Ruddock

We should try to achieve things for ourselves and not rely on former or past family glories with which we have no connection but the arbitrary nature of our birth.
Shirley Franklin

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

My family is more important than my party.
Zell Miller

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

In dwelling, live close to the ground. In thinking, keep to the simple. In conflict, be fair and generous. In governing, don't try to control. In work, do what you enjoy. In family life, be completely present.
Lao Tzu

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

Ours is like Jewish humour with a sun tan - warm, family-based. We share a lot of neuroses such as food, guilt, overachieving children and controlling mothers. [on Asian humour]
Meera Syal

Family life is too intimate to be preserved by the spirit of justice. It can be sustained by a spirit of love which goes beyond justice.
Reinhold Niebuhr

Her [Diana's] blood family will do all they can to ensure her sons are not simply immersed by duty and tradition.
Charles Spencer

Everybody has always loved eating in Ireland and the family always gathered around the table - which was also where all the stories were told.
Maeve Binchy

Alas, how strong a family likeness runs
Edwin Abbott Abbott

Italians come to ruin most generally in three ways: women, gambling, and farming. My family chose the slowest one.
Pope John XXIII

Nobody has ever before asked the nuclear family to live all by itself in a box the way we do. With no relatives, no support, we've put it in an impossible situation.
Margaret Mead

The family that prays together stays together
Al Scalpone

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

My whole family are wedded to the fortunes of Crystal Palace - I go when I'm in town.
Bill Nighy

Family, nature and health all go together.
Olivia Newton-John

Britney's really supportive of what I'm doing. It's going to be tough because I'm not going to see my family as much as I want to, but I mean, those are the sacrifices you make as an artist.
Kevin Federline

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

All happy families resemble one another, but each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way
Leo Tolstoy

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

This is a family show, guys.
Debbie King

'My family is my first priority but I don't think that means I should have to give up work. I am lucky that David is very supportive.'
Victoria Beckham

When you become heavyweight champion, something comes between you and other people, even your family. Everybody stands back a little, not because of anything you do but because of what you are.
Rocky Marciano

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

We're lucky to have the family connection. We're close and close musically as well
Caroline Corr

Well, I'm Italian, but my family isn't stereotypical. I mean, I only have one sister and we don't yell or throw pasta at each other. My mother doesn't even have a secret spaghetti sauce recipe.
Jennifer Esposito

My family love living in London. It is a fantastic city and a city such as this deserves to host the Olympic Games.
Jose Mourinho

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

Leave the matter of religion to the family altar, the church, and the private school, supported entirely by private contributions. Keep the church and state forever separate.
Ulysses S Grant

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

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

Youth football is very important to the Buccaneers and our family, as it plays such an integral role in developing not only young athletes but young leaders as well
Malcolm Glazer

I learned early on that family, as far as my mother and father, were not an option.
Drew Barrymore

Far from being the basis of the good society, the family, with its narrow privacy and tawdry secrets, is the source of all our discontents.
Sir Edmund Leach

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

This has been a tough decision to make but I have decided to put my family first [on quitting as Wales coach]
Mike Ruddock

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

We wish him and his family well, and we wish him every success in whatever he does in the future. [on Tony Blair]
David Cameron

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

I will not be commenting further at this time and would now ask for some space and personal privacy for me and my family
Mark Oaten

Rarely do members of the same family grow up under the same roof.
Richard Bach

'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

I feel the time is right, I want to spend more time with my young family and concentrate fully on my career [on retiring from international football at age 30]
Robbie Savage

'Who knows? Maybe I am insane, too, it runs in my family, but I always had a repulsive need to be something more than human. I felt very puny as a human. I though, 'F*ck that. I want to be a superhuman.'
David Bowie

My father said "If somebody hits you, then you hit them back harder." That's the nature of the black family.
Bobby Brown



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