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

The whole world is one family
Sun Yat-sen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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 just want to get a family, get my horses, and chill out.
Aurelie Claudel

From a personal point of view, Mark and his family have been very supportive of me and I'm very grateful [on sacking Mark Petchey as coach]
Andrew Murray

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

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

It's weird not to have the OC any more. I miss my friends on the show. I cried the last day. It was like a family.
Rachel Bilson

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

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

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

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 only person that you can count on is you and your family
Serena Williams

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

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

When his life was ruined, his family killed, his farm destroyed, Job knelt down on the ground and yelled up to the heavens, 'Why god? Why me?' and the thundering voice of God answered, 'There's just something about you that pisses me off.
Stephen King

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

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

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

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

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

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

I was the first actress in the family, and I am still the only actress in the family. I shouldn't be saying it, but it slipped out!
Eva Gabor

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

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

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 are really happy here at Liverpool and I am prepared to have my daughter with a Scouse accent, even though it is sometimes a problem for me!
Rafael Benitez

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

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

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

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

A family's photograph album is generally about the extended family and, often, is all that remains of it.
Susan Sontag

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

All I care is that my family, and my loved ones, understand me. Or that they understand me to a degree - I don't understand me very much. And I don't need the world to understand me. That is the most egocentric thing.
Andrea Corr

A loving family provides the foundation children need to succeed.
Jim Bunning

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



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