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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The family you come from isn't as important as the family you're going to have
Ring Lardner

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

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

Family life is too intimate to be preserved by the spirit of justice. It can be sustained by a spirit of love which goes beyond justice.
Reinhold Niebuhr

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

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

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

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

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

'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

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

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

Pride, in boasting of family antiquity, makes duration stand for merit
Johann Georg Von Zimmermann

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

The presidency is temporary - but the family is permanent.
Yvonne De Gaulle

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

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

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

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

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

In a boarding school there's no privacy, no money, and no help, except from the larger family of the school itself. There's no dreamy solitude, no slack time, no lazing
Nelson W Aldrich

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

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

Youth football is very important to the Buccaneers and our family, as it plays such an integral role in developing not only young athletes but young leaders as well
Malcolm Glazer

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

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

Remember as far as anyone knows, we're a nice normal family.
Homer Simpson

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

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

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

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

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

Alas, how strong a family likeness runs
Edwin Abbott Abbott

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

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

Without a family, man, alone in the world, trembles with the cold.
Andre Maurois

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

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

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



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