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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 thank God, Jesus, and my Grandmother for being able to support myself and my family.
Steven Adler

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

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

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 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

Even good things can hurt you if you do them to the point of neglecting family, friends, or other interests.
June Wilkinson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

'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

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

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 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

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

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

I told them to go home, look at their wives and children and say 'How do you think your daddy played today?' I won't be able to look my family in the eye after that.
Stuart Pearce

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'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

'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

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

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

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

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

I feel the time is right, I want to spend more time with my young family and concentrate fully on my career [on retiring from international football at age 30]
Robbie Savage

'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

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

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

From a personal point of view, Mark and his family have been very supportive of me and I'm very grateful [on sacking Mark Petchey as coach]
Andrew Murray



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