Family Quotes

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

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

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

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

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

The intense build-up to the World Cup means more time away from my family. That is something I'd like to avoid. I have found during my two years as coach that the position is more than a job. That has meant I have spent long periods away from my family. [on resigning as Wales coach]
Mike Ruddock

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Everybody has always loved eating in Ireland and the family always gathered around the table - which was also where all the stories were told.
Maeve Binchy

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

My family is more important than my party.
Zell Miller

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

I was considered the black sheep of the family, neighbours didn't want their kids playing with me.
Michelle Pfeiffer

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

I love to snuggle up on the sofa wrapped in my duvet watching old black and white films, and catching up with friends and family on the phone.
Martine McCutcheon

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

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

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

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

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

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 ain't no saint, but I've tried never to do anything that would hurt my family or offend God... I figure all any kid needs is hope and the feeling he or she belongs. If I could do or say anything that would give some kid that feeling, I would believe I had contributed something to the world.'
Elvis Presley

An orgasm joins you to the past. Its timelessness becomes the brotherhood; the brethren are lovers; they extend the 'family.' I share that sexuality. It was then, is now and will be in the future.
Derek Jarman

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

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

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

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

Family, nature and health all go together.
Olivia Newton-John

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Absolutely the worst thing about this job is the travel and being away from family. I have a wife and three wonderful children, the kids are all active in sports and it's very difficult to up and leave and miss them growing up.
Roy Clark

I've really written my books for my husband and our family. They've brought us closer together by allowing us to discuss things that were unspoken for so long.
Pamela Stephenson



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