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

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

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 grew up sort of like a princess. I know that sounds awful, but I was the baby of the family. I had older brothers, so the little girl always gets everything she wants. As I've gotten older, I've realized that if you want something bad enough, you can have it. I've never gone after something I didn't get. Not yet.
Rachel Bilson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 pink sheep of the family [on himself]
Alexander McQueen

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

Our people receive the news of his death with a deep sense of grief and loss.

He was a holy champion of the Filipino family and of profound Christian values that make everyone of us contemplate... what is just, moral and sacred in life.
[on Pope John Paul II]
Gloria Arroyo

The whole world is one family
Sun Yat-sen

The family that prays together stays together
Al Scalpone

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

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

I want to spend more time with my family, but I'm not sure they want to spend more time with me.
Esther Rantzen

Everyone in my family is in the film business; I knew I wanted to be creative and it was important in my family to be artistic.
Sofia Coppola

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

Her [Diana's] blood family will do all they can to ensure her sons are not simply immersed by duty and tradition.
Charles Spencer

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

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

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

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

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

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

The lover of life makes the whole world into his family, just as the lover of the fair sex creates his from all the lovely women he has found, from those that could be found, and those who are impossible to find.
Charles Baudelaire

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