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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 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

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

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

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

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

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

The family is the first essential cell of human society.
Pope John XXIII

You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.
Desmond Tutu

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

'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

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

My family is more important than my party.
Zell Miller

I love to snuggle up on the sofa wrapped in my duvet watching old black and white films, and catching up with friends and family on the phone.
Martine McCutcheon

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

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

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

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.
Bible

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 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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

The most important thing is that you have really good friends and family, and when you go back to them, it's like 'what?'. You carry on as who you are
Yeoh Choo-Kheng

'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

A woman can take care of the family.
Tom DeLay

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

The Bible is the great family chronicle of the Jews.
Heinrich Heine

For someone who's grown up in a sports-mad family and a bit of an Olympic junkie, I can't think of a better way to get fit. [on C4 show The Games]
Anna Walker

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

An increasing number of Canadians must juggle the demands of work with the need to care for children, or for family members who are ill or too frail to care for
Kim Campbell

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

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

Marriage is an act of will that signifies and involves a mutual gift, which unites the spouses and binds them to their eventual souls, with whom they make up a sole family - a domestic church.
Pope John Paul II

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

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

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

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

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

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



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