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No boy from a rich family has ever made the big leagues [because a ball player has to be kept hungry to become a big leaguer].
Joe DiMaggio

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

I think people that have a brother or sister don't realize how lucky they are. Sure, they fight a lot, but to know that there's always somebody there, somebody that's family.
Trey Parker

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

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

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

Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family.
Anthony Brandt

He would like to be remembered as a family man and we were all so proud of him. We are all devastated by what has happened [his wife Eileen after his sad and sudden death at a Scottish Premier League game]
Phil O'Donnell

The Bible is the great family chronicle of the Jews.
Heinrich Heine

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

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

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

It can be hard to do, but nonetheless you should always try and take your family into your arms and appreciate them.
Adam Garcia

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

It has been very disappointing for me to leave Celtic.
But under the circumstances I felt that I had been left with no choice. I had five great years at Celtic under Martin O'Neill. I would like to thank the players and staff for making me and my family so welcome.
Chris Sutton

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

In our family, we don't have rifts. We have a jolly good row and then it's all over. And I've only twice ever had a row with my sister
Princess Margaret

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

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 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

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

He and his family now need to have their personal privacy respected [on the Mark Oaten scandal]
Andrew Stunell

The CIA is made up of boys whose families sent them to Princeton but wouldn't let them into the family brokerage business.
Lyndon Johnson

In Genesis, seeing the world filled with violence, God decided to drown all mankind except Noah's family. But because that family carried the same genes as those who had drowned, violence continued unabated.
Robert Davis

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 don't have a burning desire to become a dancer but the idea of doing something I've never done before in front of a huge live audience is such an adrenalin rush. And it'll give the friends and family something to have a giggle about
Matt Dawson

'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

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

Through everything when you have these experiences in life it is important to remember the simple fact that family is always the main thing and most important part of your life.
Ekaterina Gordeeva

And there went from thence of the family of the Danites, out of Zorah and out of Eshtaol, six hundred men appointed with weapons of war.
Bible

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

Family faces are magic mirrors. Looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present and future.
Gail Lumet Buckley

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

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

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

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

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

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

If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, we have at least to consider the possibility that we have a small aquatic bird of the family anatidae on our hands.
Douglas Adams

It's round the world I've travelled;
it's round the world I've roamed;
but I've yet to see an outlaw drive a family from its home.
Woody Guthrie

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

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

To win the X Factor would mean the world to me and my family. I'd buy mum and dad a house and then I think I would buy myself a car and have a little shopping trip.
Leona Lewis

It is essential that we understand people for who they are as individuals and not the public perception of them or their family and past.
Clement Freud

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

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

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

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



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