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

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

The pink sheep of the family [on himself]
Alexander McQueen

A woman can take care of the family.
Tom DeLay

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

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

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

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

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

Here's to your good health, and your family's good health, and may you all live long and prosper
Washington Irving

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In a big family the first child is kind of like the first pancake. If it's not perfect, that's okay, there are a lot more coming along.
Antonin Scalia

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

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

I would like to apologise for errors of judgement in personal behaviour and for the embarrassment caused, firstly to my family but also to my friends, my constituents and my party.
Mark Oaten

'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

In our family, we don't have rifts. We have a jolly good row and then it's all over. And I've only twice ever had a row with my sister
Princess Margaret

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

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

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

I can only take Mike Ruddock at his word that he left for family reasons as I haven't had chance to talk to him yet, but I can fully understand those stresses.
Scott Johnson

My family is more important than my party.
Zell Miller

I am hoping that in this year of the family we will go into our families and reconcile differences.
Louis Farrakhan

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

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

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

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

My family's a musical family
Erika Takacs

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

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

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

I have never, ever knowly taken illegal drugs, and I would never embarrass my family, my friends, my country and the kids who love me.
Ben Johnson

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

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 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

Trying to integrate oneself and ones family with a community like that is something that is always ultimately destined to failure.
Christopher Gist

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

The Olympic Movement is a 20th century religion. Where there is no injustice of caste, of race, of family, of wealth.
Avery Brundage

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

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

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

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

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



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