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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

'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

'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

'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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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 have a very good family. I'm very fortunate to have a very good family. I believe very strongly in the family. It's one of the things we have in our platform, is to talk about it.
Dan Quayle

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

A loving family provides the foundation children need to succeed.
Jim Bunning

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The family spirit has rendered man carnivorous.
Francis Picabia

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

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

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

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

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

Pride, in boasting of family antiquity, makes duration stand for merit
Johann Georg Von Zimmermann

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

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

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 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

The family that prays together stays together
Al Scalpone

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

My family's a musical family
Erika Takacs



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