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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

A "good" family, it seems, is one that used to be better.
Cleveland Amory

I am very adamant about keeping my private life private. I don't like to talk about my family
Luis Miguel

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 want to spend more time with my family, but I'm not sure they want to spend more time with me.
Esther Rantzen

I've always had strays or rescue dogs growing up with my family.
Will Estes

I am not of French extraction. Nor are my origins German. My father's forbears came from Northern Ireland, and my mother's family was Scottish.
Paul Getty

Nepotism - We promote family values here almost as often as we promote family members.
Larry Kersten

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

The presidency is temporary - but the family is permanent.
Yvonne De Gaulle

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

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 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

A king is a thing men have made for their own sakes, for quietness sake. Just as in a family one man is appointed to buy the meat.
John Selden

I have never said I am against the monarchy. I think they are a harmless, rather odd little family.
George W Bush

A disease in the family that is never mentioned (Of the troubles in Northern Ireland)
William Trevor

An awful lot of men like babies too and people generally respond warmly to family pictures.
Malcolm Bruce

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

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

Everyone in my family is in the film business; I knew I wanted to be creative and it was important in my family to be artistic.
Sofia Coppola

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

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

I also know people in the Morrison family, the Wolfson family, the Murdoch family. Remarkably, I know quite a lot of families.
Allan Leighton

Our lives are a mixture of different roles. Most of us are doing the best we can to find whatever the right balance is... For me, that balance is family, work, and service.
Hilary Clinton

The most important thing is that you have really good friends and family, and when you go back to them, it's like 'what?'. You carry on as who you are
Yeoh Choo-Kheng

I cannot believe that you've given us [me] a hundred grand... other contestants are telling me to spend it wisely and stuff, I hope they don't feel sorry for us [me], I have a great family and life. [The Geordie on being given 100k on Big Brother 8]
Liam McGough

Even good things can hurt you if you do them to the point of neglecting family, friends, or other interests.
June Wilkinson

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

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

An increasing number of Canadians must juggle the demands of work with the need to care for children, or for family members who are ill or too frail to care for
Kim Campbell

I have had this niggling back for a while now which has made it hard for me to play consistently, I have a young family.
Tim Henman

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

I would like to apologise for errors of judgement in personal behaviour and for the embarrassment caused, firstly to my family but also to my friends, my constituents and my party.
Mark Oaten

As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live.
Pope John Paul II

I have always enjoyed acting and doing so in family films makes it all the more special.
Charlotte Zucker

Like all the best families, we have our share of eccentricities, of impetuous and wayward youngsters and of family disagreements.
Queen Elizabeth II

I decided to show her how nasty and heartbreaking it was to see a member of your family - your own flesh and blood - killing themselves in front of your eyes
Jade Goody

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

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

The manager has always shown a lot of faith in me, and the fact that I gave up my home and family in Barcelona to come to Liverpool shows how much faith I have in Rafael Benitez.
Luis Garcia

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

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

I learned at a very early age that life is a battle. My family was poor, my neighborhood was poor.
Susan Hayward

I thank God, Jesus, and my Grandmother for being able to support myself and my family.
Steven Adler

We have employment assigned to us for every circumstance in life. When we are alone, we have our thoughts to watch; in the family, our tempers; and in company, our tongues
Hannah More

We have a president who stole the presidency through family ties, arrogance and intimidation, employing Republican operatives to exercise the tactics of voter fraud by disenfranchising thousands of blacks, elderly Jews and other minorities.
Barbra Streisand

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

I grew up sort of like a princess. I know that sounds awful, but I was the baby of the family. I had older brothers, so the little girl always gets everything she wants. As I've gotten older, I've realized that if you want something bad enough, you can have it. I've never gone after something I didn't get. Not yet.
Rachel Bilson

Without a family, man, alone in the world, trembles with the cold.
Andre Maurois

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



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