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

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

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

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

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

I'm good at secrets, but there is nothing I'm hiding. There are no family secrets.
Tom Parker Bowles

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

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

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

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

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

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

I told them to go home, look at their wives and children and say 'How do you think your daddy played today?' I won't be able to look my family in the eye after that.
Stuart Pearce

The family spirit has rendered man carnivorous.
Francis Picabia

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

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

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

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

Smartness runs in my family. When I went to school I was so smart my teacher was in my class for five years.
Gracie Allen

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

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

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

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

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

England is my home. I could never leave. I'd miss my family and friends too much.
Melanie Brown

A woman can take care of the family.
Tom DeLay

I am a real family person, and I believe that the first and foremost thing in anyone's life should be the family, and we should make that a priority for everyone.
Kim Fields

Like religion, politics, and family planning, cereal is not a topic to be brought up in public. It's too controversial.
Erma Bombeck

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

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

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

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

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

It hasn't been the Ferreira's fault - all we can do is do the best with the scripts we've been given. [on the family being written out of the show]
Raji James

This is a fantastic day for me and my family, this is historic. I have been ready for the win for quite some time, it was just a matter of where and when.
Lewis Hamilton

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

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

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

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

The other night I ate at a real nice family restaurant. Every table had an argument going.
George Carlin

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

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

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

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

My family is more important than my party.
Zell Miller

I walked out of show business in 1968 because I thought that would be good for the family.
Pete Best

'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

I'll keep it short and sweet - Family. Religion. Friendship. These are the three demons you must slay if you wish to succeed in business.
Montgomery Burns

As you age naturally, your family shows more and more on your face. If you deny that, you deny your heritage.
Frances Conroy

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



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