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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

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'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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

'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

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 like a sanctuary to me. I always turn to them for support and strength. I take comfort in knowing no matter which path I choose, my family stands behind me.
Benjamin Bratt

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

Alas, how strong a family likeness runs
Edwin Abbott Abbott

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

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

Well, I'm Italian, but my family isn't stereotypical. I mean, I only have one sister and we don't yell or throw pasta at each other. My mother doesn't even have a secret spaghetti sauce recipe.
Jennifer Esposito

When you are in the family... you have more rights than when you are asking to join and knocking on the door
Jacques Chirac

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

My family would be supportive if I said I wanted to be a Martian, make love to ashtrays, and eat tree bark.
Casey Affleck

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

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

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

My family's a musical family
Erika Takacs

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

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

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 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

'If someone were to harm my family or a friend or somebody I love, I would eat them. I might end up in jail for 500 years, but I would eat them.'
Johnny Depp

I can only take Mike Ruddock at his word that he left for family reasons as I haven't had chance to talk to him yet, but I can fully understand those stresses.
Scott Johnson

'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

He will never be dull to strangers who joins in sport with his own family.
Titus Maccius Plautus

Our lives are a mixture of different roles. Most of us are doing the best we can to find whatever the right balance is... For me, that balance is family, work, and service.
Hilary Clinton

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

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

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

In dwelling, live close to the ground. In thinking, keep to the simple. In conflict, be fair and generous. In governing, don't try to control. In work, do what you enjoy. In family life, be completely present.
Lao Tzu



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