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The whole world is one family
Sun Yat-sen

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

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

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

I learned early on that family, as far as my mother and father, were not an option.
Drew Barrymore

Smartness runs in my family. When I went to school I was so smart my teacher was in my class for five years.
Gracie Allen

Britney's really supportive of what I'm doing. It's going to be tough because I'm not going to see my family as much as I want to, but I mean, those are the sacrifices you make as an artist.
Kevin Federline

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

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

When his life was ruined, his family killed, his farm destroyed, Job knelt down on the ground and yelled up to the heavens, 'Why god? Why me?' and the thundering voice of God answered, 'There's just something about you that pisses me off.
Stephen King

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

'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

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

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

An awful lot of men like babies too and people generally respond warmly to family pictures.
Malcolm Bruce

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

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

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

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

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

A series of rumours about my attitude, as well as derogatory remarks about myself and my family showed me that the personal resentment of the Detroit general manager toward me would make it impossible for me to continue playing hockey in Detroit.
Ted Lindsay

In Genesis, seeing the world filled with violence, God decided to drown all mankind except Noah's family. But because that family carried the same genes as those who had drowned, violence continued unabated.
Robert Davis

I was not able to have children up until March; now it's in God's hands. I would love to have a family
Naomi Campbell

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

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

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

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

'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

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

This is a fantastic day for me and my family, this is historic. I have been ready for the win for quite some time, it was just a matter of where and when.
Lewis Hamilton

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

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

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

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

Our notion of the perfect society embraces the family as its center and ornament, and this paradise is not secure until children appear to animate and complete the picture.
Amos Bronson Alcott

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

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

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

The family that prays together stays together
Al Scalpone

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

Rarely do members of the same family grow up under the same roof.
Richard Bach

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

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

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



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