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

This is a family show, guys.
Debbie King

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

When I remember my family, I always remember their backs. They were always indignantly leaving places.
Susan Cheever

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

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

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

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

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

Nixon was the most dishonest individual I have ever met in my life. He lied to his wife, his family, his friends, his colleagues in the Congress, lifetime members of his own political party, the American people and the world.
Barry Goldwater

I put on a video of one of his recent fights and it made my eyes water, there were so many low blows. I want a big family so I was straight on the phone to sort out some insurance for my meat and two veg!
Kevin Mitchell

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

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

The family is the first essential cell of human society.
Pope John XXIII

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

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

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

I just long for the day when I wake up and find that the Saudi royal family are swinging from lamp-posts.
Ken Livingstone

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

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

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

The family spirit has rendered man carnivorous.
Francis Picabia

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

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

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

My family's a musical family
Erika Takacs

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

This decision has been the most difficult of my career to date. But after discussing it with my family and those closest to me I feel the time is right
David Beckham

A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold.
Ogden Nash

Here's to your good health, and your family's good health, and may you all live long and prosper
Washington Irving

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 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

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

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

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

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

A happy family is but an earlier heaven.
George Bernard Shaw

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

'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

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

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

Our notion of the perfect society embraces the family as its center and ornament, and this paradise is not secure until children appear to animate and complete the picture.
Amos Bronson Alcott

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

I'm an emotional person. I really put my heart and soul into it. I felt I'd let Anton and my family down.
Jan Ravens

I love each and every one of you but,like my own family, you thrill, you frustrate, you anger.
John Buchanan

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

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

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



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