1001 Inspiring Quotes about Family

Are you looking for inspirational quotes about family? Inspiring Lizard has got you covered! In this article we present the 1001 most beautiful family quotes we could find. Let’s get inspired!

Family quotes

One thing my family has shown me is that having a sense of humor is everything.

— Zoey Deutch

Familial betrayal is, to me, the most heartbreaking kind – because if you can’t trust your family to love you and protect you, who can you really trust?

— Alexandra Bracken

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— J.R. Ward, Crave

I can push them away, fight them, or ignore them but family is something you can never get rid of.

— Joyce Guo

The true fans were capable of not only painting their cars and homes their team colors, but also naming family pets and offspring after famous NFL all-stars.

— Burgess Owens

When your family is twice as weird as normal, you have to be twice as polite to authority, because authority hates weird.

— Rosemary Clement-Moore, Texas Gothic

There are hardly any excesses of the most crazed psychopath that cannot easily be duplicated by a normal kindly family man who just comes in to work every day and has a job to do.

— Terry Pratchett, Small Gods

The family is one of the greatest traps that society has used for millennia to keep man a slave

— Osho

My family barbecued a lot good barbecue is more complicated than you think.

— Manish Dayal

The family is the building block for whatever solidarity there is in society.

— Jill Ruckelshaus

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

— Anonymous

God created the family to provide the maximum love and support and morality and example that one can imagine.

— Jerry Falwell

You can take the Indian out of the family, but you cannot take the family out of the Indian.

— Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

The ill-informed masses included her own family among their ranks, a family that specialized in being both inconvenient and asinine.

— Gail Carriger, Soulless

That’s not the part of the story that I’m interested in, anyway. The part that I’m interested in is all the personal stuff. I tried to base the powers on family archetypes.

— Brad Bird

Every single courageous act of coming out chips away at the curse of homophobia. Most importantly it’s destroyed within yourself, and that act creates the potential for its destruction where it exists in friends, family and society.

— Anthony Venn-Brown, A Life of Unlearning – a journey to find the truth

There is the love and marriage and family kind of happiness, which is exceedingly boring to describe but nonetheless is important to have and dreadful not to have.

— P. J. O’Rourke

People think they have a perfect idea of who you are from a four-second Snapchat video… and fake blogs, stories, magazine covers. In reality, that’s not the case. Nobody knows who I am except family and my close friends.

— Kylie Jenner

I didn’t have any expectations of what my family life would end up being like. But I’ve been very blessed in my life to have a wife who loves me and supports me and is able to be in my band and travel with me.

— Josh Turner

As a general thing when a woman wears the pants in a family she has a good right to them.

— Josh Billings

There was a saying in our family that no one ever died; people just dried up, were hung on a hook, and conducted their affairs from there.

— Mildred Armstrong Kalish, Little Heathens: Hard Times and High Spirits on an Iowa Farm During the Great Depression

She saw the scarlet thread of her lips, the light in her eyes, the family through their love, their children running barefoot in a fresh field.

— David Paul Kirkpatrick, The Address Of Happiness

Both within the family and without, our sisters hold up our mirrors: our images of who we are and of who we can dare to be.

— Elizabeth Fishel

It’s not easy for the average family to ensure that their child receives a quality education. And the federal government is not making it any easier.

— Kevin McCarthy

I love God, Jesus Christ, my three children, mother, father, brother, sisters, family in general, my pets, my students, and true friends.

— Ana Monnar

If you have friends and family who love you unconditionally – you truly have everything!

— Lindsey Rietzsch, Successful Failures: Recognizing the Divine Role That Opposition Plays in Life’s Quest for Success

There are members – very, very close and dear members – of my family – I’m talking immediate family – who simply don’t speak to me anymore and haven’t done so for years. My marriage fell apart.

— Maajid Nawaz

We live in a complicated society, Bromley—one that is changing and which does indeed need to change. But do you not think any change must begin within our own family gathering?

— P.J. Parker, America Túwaqachi: The Saga of an American Family

I’ll show Dunky he’s not the only one in the family who can rush foolishly into danger!

— Christopher Healy, The Hero’s Guide to Being an Outlaw

Why shall we talk?To follow the logical method in handling the problems and the other family members’ points of views, with quitting the pressure style, verbal violence, and actual violence towards family members.

— Maryam Abdullah Alnaymi

Friday night’s alright for fightingSaturday, Sunday, Monday tooEvery night is a night of fightingWith family and friends like you

— Jessica-Lynn Barbour, Willow

A family is a group of people who keep confusing you with someone you were as a kid.

— Robert Brault

Granted, not all uneducated women are prostitutes, and, not all prostitutes are uneducated. However, where building a family is employment, an uneducated woman’s womb is her diploma.

— Mokokoma Mokhonoana

People in my family and camp who grew up listening to rap music love ‘We Are Young.’ I’ve heard it play at weddings. I’ve heard it in graduation parties. It’s a big idea and big song.

— Janelle Monae

I grew up in a family of secrets there was a lot of pathology in the family.

— Naomi Judd

The more dysfunctional, the more some family members seek to control the behavior of others.

— David W. Earle

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

— George Carlin

Not only does God give us a new relationship with Himself and make us citizens of His kingdom, but He also gives us a new family—the family of God.

— Billy Graham, Billy Graham in Quotes

My family always makes a huge deal out of Christmas.

— Jenna Morasca

I play with my grandchildren. I tend to my garden, which I love. Of course, I love to read, and family is really what it’s all about.

— Julie Andrews

Few are the giants of the soul who actually feel that the human race is their family circle.

— Freya Stark

All my favorite stars, my family and my friends are here. I’m having the happiest birthday that an 18-year-old girl could ever have.

— Brandy Norwood

One of my relatives invented the sensory deprivation tank. Appropriately, most of my family has never seen or heard of him.

— Ryan Lilly

I think of my shows as family reunions. I give 100% every time. I just do. It’s a huge therapeutic release. Also I love my touring family. And I love my audiences very much.

— Paula Cole

The society that embraced him continued to prosper by stressing the family unit and their close-knit community. Hers prospered by forcigng independence and self-sufficiency.

— Sarah Price, Fields of Corn

I’m a pretty uncomplicated person. I live a very simple life with my family and I enjoy very ordinary things.

— Khaled Hosseini

Nothing is more important than our family where our heart dwells.

— Debasish Mridha

Ironically, girls who don’t think so much about their family and are a little bit self-centred are not only happier themselves but also maintain good relationships with their families.

— Farahad Zama

If anything interferes with my inner peace, I will walk away. Arguments with family members. All that stuff. None of it matters.

— Shirley MacLaine

I go back to family: ‘Ice Age’ was about disparate characters rejected by their own kind. They come together to save the child. ‘Despicable Me’ is about redefining what a family could be. It has a visual distinction and an experimental quality.

— Chris Meledandri

As ever in the family Goodman, someone would have to swallow feelings here, and it was easier that it be Mercer.

— Garth Risk Hallberg, City on Fire

OK, I have a nickname. My family calls me ‘Trey’ because I’m William the third. My dad has the same name, which is always confusing because my dad is well known, and I’m also known.

— Bill Gates

I’m about caring, I’m about people, and I’m about entertaining people. I’m a family man. A husband. A father. I’ve been a lot of other things over the years, which we don’t really want to talk about.

— Ozzy Osbourne

The same regions of the brain light up when someone touches their smartphone as when they touch a family member or a pet.

— Matt Cohler

In time the whole family perked up like Sesame Street puppets, hoping that cheer, if worked at hard enough, could sugar the living and quiet the dead.

— Toni Morrison, God Help the Child

It follows that they never understood Reginald, who came down late to breakfast, and nibbled toast, and said disrespectful things about the universe. The family ate porridge, and believed in everything, even the weather forecast.

— Saki, The Complete Saki

It is no wonder that Satan hates the family and has hurled his venom against it in the form of Communism.

— William R. Bowen, American Government in Christian Perspective

My dad’s sense of humor was direct and sometimes surreal – his quick wit is well known amongst our family and friends. He raised me on Spike Jones records and W.C. Fields movies, and his sense of humor fell somewhere in between.

— Tony Visconti

Real family values have gone down the drain in modern families.

— Wes Borland

Tulga Demir considers it his greatest accomplishment to be a responsible and trustworthy family man, while having shaped successful ventures in the fields of real estate and energy.

— Tulga Demir

We’re supposed to take our problems to a family adviser. Personally I’ve never met a family adviser. They’re all off somewhere listening to dirty stories.

— Robert Orben

My family and I are so close, it’s important to have a close knit relationship and to make time to spend with each other, especially at the holidays.

— Gia Coppola

Nan is the mortar that holds the tiles of their family together.

— William Paul Young, The Shack

The life that brings light in the family often attracts darkness in form of envy and hatred that stands as encumbrances

— ETC Wanyanwu

Today focus on the qualities you like about yourself, focus on the good friends and family members you have around you .feed today with gratefulness . what you focus on I believe will remain constant in your life.

— Micheline Jean Louis

Nothing is better than going home to family and eating good food and relaxing.

— Irina Shayk

You’re in a combat zone one day. You come home, and then you have to readjust, and it takes a few days. We just sit in the house, hang with the family and then things get better.

— Chris Kyle

I was brought up in a family of leaders, and I think leadership is a life sentence. I like changing things that will shape the future.

— Jenny Shipley

Any family without an entrepreneur has a limited hope.

— Auliq Ice

In every age there has been a stream of popular opinion that has carried all before it, and given a family character, as it were, to the century.

— Mary Wollstonecraft

I have great respect for Catholic traditions; my family is Catholic, and it’s part of my life.

— Juanes

Family entertainment is really very necessary in our culture. Look how profitable they are. It’s almost not discretionary. You need to take your family to the movies.

— Gary Ross

Well, here were the ugly facts. She had no mad-ninja-skillz to rely on and her family didn’t know where she was. She didn’t know where she was. The only way she was leaving was if this creature allowed it.

— Danielle Monsch, Stone Guardian

The family teaches us about the importance of knowledge, education, hard work and effort. It teaches us about enjoying ourselves, having fun, keeping fit and healthy.

— Kamisese Mara

Your family will flourish when decisions are guided by the Lord—the head of your household.

— Elizabeth George, Moments of Grace for a Woman’s Heart

My mother is such an incredibly strong woman. She raised a family of five boys extremely well. She made us all strong, loving, caring people. We all support each other. I’m really thankful to her.

— Henry Cavill

Chaos limits the free-flow of love and becomes a roadblock to what family members want most and sadly, it becomes the normal for the family.

— David W. Earle

It is very creditable when a woman gets into politics. She does this at the expense of responsibilities toward her home and family and should be lauded for this.

— Preneet Kaur

I look to my family for my support. I’m fortunate to have a big family.

— Chris O’Donnell

I was sad to see anybody leave, we had a very nice family on that show. I was very sad to see momma go, Victoria and especially Linda. My god that was my wife on the show, in fact my wife calls her wife.

— Larry Hagman

What I miss the most is chatting with my friends and family and having a good laugh over a simple meal.

— Kim Yuna

‘Love Story’ is actually about a guy that I almost dated. But when I introduced him to my family and my friends, they all said they didn’t like him. All of them!

— Taylor Swift

I mean I love my family very much, but there is a difference when you’re reuniting with your family outside of your hometown and reuniting in the family home.

— Debra Messing

[Prince Stefan’s] family was of Eastern European descent, with some real royalty thrown in via a connection to Vlad the Impaler—who hung from a branch that Ian wouldn’t kept secret had the family tree been growing in his yard.

— Suzanne Brockmann, Do or Die

People will never stop They will say. Stop troubling yourself They are not family They are that’s why called ‘PEOPLE

— Prerna Sharma

I now know for certain that my mind and emotions, my fix on the real and my family’s well-being, depend on just a few grams of salt. But treatment’s the easy part. Without honesty, without a true family reckoning, that salt’s next to worthless.

— David Lovelace, Scattershot: My Bipolar Family

Oh, how terribly backwards, and yet sadly common, it is to sit scowling at family all the day long and then quickly put on a smile for strangers who drop by.

— Richelle E. Goodrich

I’m the poster child for Sister-Zoned. My face pops up on so many pseudo family trees, I could start my own forest.

— Marilyn A. Hepburn

Even someone as photographed and aware of the camera as members of the royal family needs to feel completely comfortable if they are to look their best.

— Mario Testino

The place of the father in the modern suburban family is a very small one, particularly if he plays golf.

— Bertrand Russell

My family has had to become quite understanding about me not returning phone calls when I’m filming.

— Anna Kendrick

If you have learned how to disagree without being disagreeable, then you have discovered the secrete of getting along – whether it be business, family relations, or life itself.

— Bernard Meltzer

I think that in any group activity – whether it be business, sports, or family – there has to be leadership or it won’t be successful.

— John Wooden

It’s not that our family has no taste, it’s just that our family’s taste is inconsistent.

— Dave Eggers

If people stumble, we help them get back on their feet; if they veer off course, we urge them back. On this journey we are all brothers and sisters in the same family—the family of God.

— Billy Graham, Billy Graham in Quotes

I like simple things. I like being in my family in the South and playing petanque.

— Jean Dujardin

One situation – maybe one alone – could drive me to murder: family life, togetherness.

— Patricia Highsmith

There was a family joke that Lucy’s first words were, “Nicholas is bugging me!

— Alyxandra Harvey, My Love Lies Bleeding

Of all the gifts you can get, friends and family are the best!

— Jan Britland, The Adventures of Rodger Dodger Dog Activities Book

I know it’s a cliche, but the whole family is just whacked. I mean, we’re all out of our minds. They’re the funniest, most eccentric bizarre people I’ve ever met, my siblings.

— Dana Carvey

Our whole family thrives under pressure. It’s like our family motto or something.Apart from my brother Peter, of course. He had a nervous break down. But the rest of us.

— Sophie Kinsella, The Undomestic Goddess

When I was a kid I worried that when I woke up, I’d find my family having breakfast with my doppelgänger. We would fight to the death, and then my family would peacefully finish breakfast.

— Fran Krause, Deep Dark Fears

So the news that divorced fathers are to be denied a legal right to a relationship with their children, in the long overdue review of family law published this week, fills me with horror and despair.

— Louis de Bernieres

I was thinking how complicated life is and how there are no simple roads or paths. We are a fabric of mistakes and hurts; a family tree of fumbled attempts, successes and failures.

— Belinda Jeffrey, One Long Thread

I can’t do small talk really, and that’s fine. I’ve got old friends and family that love me, thank God. I’m grateful for what a city gives you access to, but I do feel that I’m only here until I figure out how to get out again.

— Laura Marling

If we stop to ponder the paths of our feet, would we: Allow our children to participate in sports or activities that will ultimately consume our family time, dictate our schedules, and cause us to miss church on a regular basis?

— Lori Hatcher, Hungry for God … Starving for Time – Five-Minute Devotions for Busy Women

I want to own a network. I want to own a network where you can turn it on with your family all day long and get positive reinforcement.

— Tyler Perry

A man who wears a sword knows to hold the love of his wife and family dear, for at any time he may not see another day of it.

— Aleksandra Layland, Of Wisdom and Valor: The Art of War. The Path of Peace.

I’m a teenager, but I’m independent – I have my own apartment, I have my own life. And I think I have learned more than any of those teenagers have in school. I learned to be responsible, leaving my family and coming here alone.

— Adriana Lima

When liberals finally grasped the strength of popular feeling about the family, they cried to appropriate the rhetoric and symbolism of family values for their own purposes.

— Christopher Lasch

On Thanksgiving I will stop to give thanks that my family is safe and healthy, especially because I realize that, following the tragedies of this year, it is all too real a possibility that they might not have been.

— Bobby Jindal

The happiness I feel in having a family has brought me a real beauty.

— Kate Winslet

All family stories are important, just as all people are important, and they deserve to be passed along.

— Karen Chamberlain

If you have a good support system like your family and your friends around you, then you can’t go wrong. So just believe in yourself, do you your thing, and stay strong in what you believe in.

— Roman Reigns

Get down, ‘ Bunty says grimly. ‘Mummy’s thinking.’ (Although what Mummy’s actually doing is wondering what it would be like if her entire family was wiped out and she could start again.)

— Kate Atkinson, Behind the Scenes at the Museum

Family politics are worse than world politics. That’s all I can say. You don’t get to choose your family you get to choose your friends. Your family is imposed upon you.

— Michael Cimino

The best way to feel family is being part of it.

— Válgame, Zori 2ª Parte

In our family, mom and dad are Longhorns, our first two kids are Aggies and we’re hoping our last one is a Longhorn. It gives us family fun on Thanksgiving Day.

— Bob Wells

My son is a tree surgeon and gets me a lovely tree. I like to put it up early, as I can’t wait for Christmas. We dress it with decorations that have been in the family for years.

— Mary Berry

On November 28, 2016, Abdul Razak Ali Artan, an 18-year-old legal resident of the United States whose family was originally from Somalia, used a car to mow down a group of people at the Ohio State University.

— Peter Bergen

Working with Ice Cube was so tight. He’s cool, and I really like how he does family stuff. My guy friends couldn’t believe I was chillin’ with him. Dudes love Ice Cube.

— Keke Palmer

I come from a football family which has really helped.

— Frank Lampard

For too long now divinity and destiny have legitimized what reason and compassion would not. An individual for a family, a family for the kingdom, a kingdom for an empire… And now – an empire for humanity.– Govinda Shauri

— Krishna Udayasankar, Kurukshetra

I felt held hostage by her illness and by the backward mental health system that once again was incapable of helping our family in crisis.

— Mira Bartok, The Memory Palace

So, you see; you have the soul of a missionary, the heart of a revolutionary and the mind of a reformer. But what are you to yourself and the family and friends who will always be there for you?

— Janvier Chouteu-Chando, The Girl on the Trail

The great universal family of men is a utopia worthy of the most mediocre logic.

— Comte de Lautreamont

It was a family joke that Lydia’s domestic tendencies were somehow misplaced when she was created.

— Lawana Blackwell, The Dowry of Miss Lydia Clark

Pride in boasting of family antiquity, makes duration stand for merit.

— John Zimmerman

My whole family actually, but my parents. I had such a normal and amazing childhood. I’ve been so lucky. My parents are cool and normal. They don’t talk about the business and I still have stuff to do at their house.

— Kaley Cuoco

Make space in your life for the things that matter, for family and friends, love and generosity, fun and joy. Without this, you will burn out in mid-career and wonder where your life went.

— Jonathan Sacks

We all have a personal pool of quicksand inside us where we begin to sink and need friends and family to find us and remind us of all the good that has been and will be.

— Regina Brett

I love my country better than my family but I love humanity better than my country.

— Francois Fenelon

My day job may be exhausting, but cooking is my peace. My dream is to have a big family with lots of grandkids. And we’ll get together every Sunday for a hearty dinner at our house, and we’ll all live in flavorful bliss, happily ever after.

— Chrissy Teigen

I’m sorry, ’ I whispered. I didn’t know whether I was sympathizing with her broken heart or apologizing for a family who had had theirs broken, too.

— Chelsey Philpot, Even in Paradise

It is of great significance if there is a person who truly prays in a family. Prayer attracts God’s Grace and all the members of the family feel it, even those whose hearts have grown cold. Pray always.

— Thaddeus of Vitovnica, Our Thoughts Determine Our Lives: The Life and Teachings of Elder Thaddeus of Vitovnica

I was born into the most remarkable and eccentric family I could possibly have hoped for.

— Maureen O’Hara

The book of Jonah becomes an embarrassing and public reading of your family business. (page iii)

— Michael Ben Zehabe, A Commentary on Jonah

The reason that I’m here at all is because of my relationship with my family and their encouragement of me to be a musician and to work hard. As long as I stay there in that space, I can do anything. That’s my truth.

— Lady Gaga

I’m happiest with my family around me.

— Amy Winehouse

The family exists for many reasons, but its most basic function may be to draw together after a member dies.

— Stephen King

During the holiday season, Christmas specifically, it can be hard to be away from family and friends.

— Monica Johnson

My family is pretty funny. My mother is British, so she’s got a very dry sense of humor. That’s where I got that from.

— Jason Bateman

Family is always a mirror. You can hide from other people, you can even hide from yourself, but your family is going to reflect what you’re doing right back at you.

— Martina Boone, Illusion

Finding that balance between work and family is the hardest thing I’ve ever done – by far.

— Gwen Stefani

If I’m getting on an airplane or anywhere, really, I have a lunch box and stuff. It’s a running joke with my friends and family – everyone gives me lunch boxes for Christmas.

— Nikki Reed

Family is your most reliable source of support in any situation because love from your family is unconditional.

— Auliq Ice

The greatest solution of all is to live and work in partnership with yourself, your family and friends, your work and community, your nation, your world, nature, and spirit.

— Marc Allen, The Millionaire Course: A Visionary Plan for Creating the Life of Your Dreams

I had the luxury of skipping the cabinet meeting to attend my daughter’s graduation. So many people don’t have the luxury of taking an hour away from the workplace to attend indispensable family commitments. We have to change that dynamic.

— Thomas Perez

I am what I am. Before I was not so proud to make fashion. My family thought fashion wasn’t very interesting. So I hid that.

— Sonia Rykiel

The monkey liked most humans. They left food cans outside their homes for his family to rummage through in the morningsun. Some yelled and threw sticks, but were slow and didn’t bite. Humans were mostly harmless.

— Cole Alpaugh, The Spy’s Little Zonbi

Logically, I understand that it wasn’t Edward’s fault my family fell apart after he left. But when you’re eleven years old, you don’t give a flip about logic. You just really miss holding your big brother’s hand.

— Jodi Picoult, Lone Wolf

The one thing I’ve always said: Let your family and close friends be the judge of who you are as a person. Don’t worry about being judged by others who don’t know you, because your family and close friends know what you’re all about, good and bad.

— Rick Pitino

Friends are the family we choose for ourselves.

— Edna Buchanan

I think a dysfunctional family is any family with more than one person in it.

— Mary Karr

You can’t control who your family is. I know about that. You can only pick good friends and maybe that’s a better family.

— Ava Richardson, Dragons of Wild

The greenest home is the one you don’t build. If you really want to save the Earth, move in with another family and share a house that’s already built. Better yet, live in the forest and eat whatever the squirrels don’t want.

— Scott Adams

Please don’t take offense, but I want no part of this family or what comes with it.

— B.J. Daniels, Dead Ringer

At best the family teaches the finest things human beings can learn from one another generosity and love. But it is also, all too often, where we learn nasty things like hate, rage and shame.

— Barbara Ehrenreich

The things that make me happiest in the whole world are going on the occasional picnic, either with my children or with my partner; big family gatherings; and being able to go to the grocery store – if I can get those things in, I’m doing good.

— Kate Winslet

For some reason, I had a responsibility to my family and the people who lived around me. I felt that I had to convey their dignity – the way they dealt with adversity and poverty – and their good humor.

— Frank McCourt

The left dismisses talk about the collapse of family life and talks instead about the emergence of the growing new diversity of family types.

— Christopher Lasch

I come from a family of working professionals: my dad is a chartered accountant, and my mom is a professor.

— Kriti Sanon

There are many different forms of family and there is in fact NO ‘the’ family.The basic building block of any close relationship – and thus any family – is LOVE.

— Christina Engela, All That Remains

I want to safeguard the value of lunch. For me, it is sacred. My family and I always have lunch and dinner together. And we always sit down. Food does not taste the same if you are standing up!

— Brunello Cucinelli

The striking point about our model family is not simply the compete-compete consume-consume style of life it urges us to follow. The striking point in the face of all the propaganda is how few Americans actually live this way.

— Louise Kapp Howe

She felt as buoyantly patriotic as her Chechen classmates who could trace their family trees back to the acorns

— Anthony Marra, A Constellation of Vital Phenomena

We become the people who are made by our family and society when we are ignorant of who we are

— Sunday Adelaja

Every family has one living patriarch or matriarch, the final arbiter and repository of ancient family history, and Nicole’s Aunt Patti was the last woman standing.

— Liz Rosenberg, The Laws of Gravity

A “No Excuses” mindset in your family stems directly from your personal growth. If you are not growing as a person, the first impact will affect your family.

— Farshad Asl, The “No Excuses” Mindset: A Life of Purpose, Passion, and Clarity

Our family never had any hard luck because nothing seemed hard luck to it nor was it ever disgraced for there was nothing which it would acknowledge as disgrace.

— Boxcar Bertha

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

— Queen Elizabeth II

My family knew, but most of the sporting world did not realize that my right hand been some 75% paralyzed.

— Bill Toomey

While the lab plays an enormous role, research is also influenced by inner peace of mind and one’s family environment, depending on what stage of one’s life and career a scientist is at.

— Peter Agre

You need a really solid foundation of friends and family to keep you where you need to be.

— Lilly Singh

Love is the most precious gift in life. Be grateful for all the love and support you get from your parents, your family and friends. Because nothing is as precious as receiving true and devoted love” – Monsieur Jac Couture

— Lily Amis, Angel of Hope & Lily: Featuring Monsieur Jac Couture

Being sent away to boarding school at seven is as great an inspiration as any songwriter could have – to be taken away from one’s family and locked away for 10 years. It does create an incredible intensity of emotion.

— James Blunt

Because you have honored God, He will put you in a position you never could have attained on your own. It’s not just your education, not just your talent, or the family you come from. It’s the hand of God shifting you to a new level of your destiny.

— Joel Osteen, Break Out!: 5 Keys to Go Beyond Your Barriers and Live an Extraordinary Life

Hannah Rose Brown was not quite 13 years old when she discovered her family was cursed. THE PUZZLE RING

— Kate Forsyth, The Puzzle Ring

I never did quite fit the glamour mode. It is life with my husband and family that is my high now.

— Patty Duke

Friends are family members we have a choice over.

— Mokokoma Mokhonoana

First and foremost comes my family and my life with Brad. We have so much joy in raising our children and teaching them about the world that nothing really compares to that.

— Angelina Jolie

We have thousands of patients and family members who are dealing with dual devastation, cancer and the hurricane.

— Greg Anderson

There are so many other fun ways to dishonor the family name that buying girls’ underwear shouldn’t be one of them.

— Rin Chupeco, The Girl from the Well

Fathers, your are the head and strength of the family unit. If you are not in place, there is a weakness in the link.

— Anita R. Sneed-Carter

Basketball is my passion, I love it. But my family and friends mean everything to me. That’s what’s important. I need my phone so I can keep in contact with them at all times.

— LeBron James

Lyndon Johnson realized he really was President, that his identity had changed by President Kennedy’s shocking death, when aides who had been like family to him minutes before, stood in his presence on Air Force One.

— Nancy Gibbs, The Presidents Club: Inside the World’s Most Exclusive Fraternity

Our family has gone through a very difficult time. My husband and I have taken the brunt of it. I’ve never known what it truly felt like to be so sad and desperate inside.

— Tracey Gold

But none of that really mattered. I had found my tribe. It felt like a family reunion for the family I’d never really known, a homecoming at the place where I was always meant to be but hadn’t known how to find.

— David Levithan, Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story

I don’t design houses with the nuclear family idea because I don’t believe in it as a concept.

— Peter Eisenman

Parents need all the help they can get. The strongest as well as the most fragile family requires a vital network of social supports.

— Bernice Weissbourd

Family life was and always will be the foundation of any civilization. Destroy the family and you destroy the country.

— Erin Pizzey

My father was a teacher and my mother also worked in the school, so the family has a background in education.

— Nick Cave

Clearly older women and especially older women who have led an active life or elder women who successfully maneuver through their own family life have so much to teach us about sharing, patience, and wisdom.

— Alice Walker

Those who peacefully gather to express sympathy for the family of Michael Brown must have their rights respected at all times. And journalists must not be harassed or prevented from covering a story that needs to be told.

— Eric Holder

I live quietly at home among my family and friends.

— Antonio Tabucchi

I thought about the cameras following me in the terminal and pictured my family watching my entrance on TV. I hoped they’d be proud.

— Kiera Cass, The Selection

I don’t have to look up my family tree, because I know that I’m the sap.

— Fred Allen

If you could figure out how to live with family then you’d gone a long way toward finding your peace.

— Ben Fountain, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk

One’s family is the most important thing in life. I look at it this way: One of these days I’ll be over in a hospital somewhere with four walls around me. And the only people who’ll be with me will be my family.

— Robert Byrd

Death had marked his family with unbreakable black halos, until only two remained.

— R. W. Patterson

Priesthood lessons are regularly devoted to topics of family leadership, and quorum leaders everywhere are feeling more and more their responsibility to teach and train their quorum members to be better husbands and fathers.

— Joseph B. Wirthlin

This airline is grateful for his extensive contributions and we will miss his friendship and support. We extend our deepest sympathies to the Casey family on its personal loss.

— Gerard Arpey

I’m the girl who never gets angry and never wants anything, and that’s why my family is still alive.

— Rosamund Hodge, Gilded Ashes

Of course Canadians are different. There is no malice in us. We are the family doctor whom no one has called in for consultation. We are the children of the midday who see all in the clear shallow light.

— Charles Ritchie

DIVINE NECESSITY creates “others” even among family members who become good to be killed by family members…HUMAN NECESSITY commands man to resurrect the supposed reason for which God supposedly shattered humanity in Babylon:The “Covenant” among men.

— Haroutioun Bochnakian, The Human Consensus and The Ultimate Project Of Humanity

Jerome said, It’s like, a family doesn’t work anymore when everyone in it is more miserable than they would be if they were alone, You know?

— Zadie Smith, On Beauty

I think my family has come a long way. The sad thing is that so many haven’t. So many have stayed in their own little world. Some because they don’t want to leave it, others because the world around them won’t let them in.

— Melina Marchetta, Looking for Alibrandi

Only solitary men know the full joys of friendship. Others have their family but to a solitary and an exile his friends are everything.

— Willa Cather

He who is overly attached to his family members experiences fear and sorrow, for the root of all grief is attachment. Thus one should discard attachment to be happy.

— Chanakya

No, my family is Russian, Georgian, via Ellis Island.

— Mitch Kapor

Haylee shook her head as soon as they were gone. “Christ, how can our family be mankind’s best hope?

— Natasha Larry, Common Descent

In this world, family is the final, most elemental unit of power. A small group, helplessly bound together by blood with a shared set of skills and tools for consolidating power and subjugating others.

— Joe Hill, Locke & Key, Vol. 6: Alpha & Omega

You can always count on your family to love you. And to betray you. And then to feel guilty about it.

— Holly Black, Kin

When I was younger, my family would go camping and fishing on our ranches. My dad loves being around all kinds of animals. He’s the one who got me to be a really big animal lover.

— Paris Hilton

His life had made a complete three sixty, in one year. He had a family that he adored, a wife that he would die for and a whole new outlook on life.

— Jordan Silver, Broken

A house is just a house for its structure and matter but when you add to this a warm caring family the house transforms into a home.

— Victor Manan Nyambala

It’s not easy balancing a career, a family and a healthy outlook on life, which is why I don’t.

— Alex Bosworth

The same conditions that prevailed in Rome prevail in our society. Before Rome fell, her standards were abandoned, the family disintegrated, divorce prevailed, immorality was rampant, and faith was at a low ebb.

— Billy Graham, Billy Graham in Quotes

A man filled with the love of God is not content with blessing his family alone, but ranges through the whole world, anxious to bless the whole human race.

— Joseph Smith, Jr.

I don’t believe in revenge. When people are bullies it’s because of a deeper-rooted issue – either their family life is tough or they’re being bullied by someone bigger than they are.

— Khloe Kardashian

Most women file for bankruptcy in the aftermath of a serious medical problem, a job loss, or a family break up. It is hard to protect against those.

— Elizabeth Warren

Nobody, who has not been in the interior of a family, can say what the difficulties of any individual of that family may be.

— Jane Austen, Emma

Most of us are naturally inclined to struggle against the restrictions our friends and family impose upon us, but if we are so unfortunate as to lose a loved one, what a difference then! Then the restriction becomes a sacred trust.

— Susanna Clarke, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

The family is very important. They make me feel good always because if I won, when I started to be famous, the relationship never changed with my friends and family.

— Rafael Nadal

I want my wife and children to travel always with me and share good things and bad things. That’s what the family is for.

— Marcello Giordani

Your father…isn’t good with emotions.” “Yeah. Figured that out a while ago.” Like, when I was four and cried because our family cat died and he offered to have it stuffed as a means to make me feel better. It didn’t.

— Lindy Zart, Roomies

We’ll sort of get over the marriage first and then maybe look at the kids. But obviously we want a family so we’ll have to start thinking about that.

— Prince William

Silence descended on the house. [….] Amma must have sensed that this was the sort of silence that, left unchallenged, could consume the family from within.

— Vivek Shanbhag, Ghachar Ghochar

When the family is destroyed, society eventually disintegrates.

— Billy Graham, Billy Graham in Quotes

What is family anyway but people who are always supposed to be there for you? Family should be rock solid, the earth beneath your feet, wind beneath your wings, and all that.

— Arlaina Tibensky, And Then Things Fall Apart

If I had a magic wand, I would live in a building in New York, big enough so my friends, my family could all have apartments in it. We’d raise our kids in the same space and have backyard barbecues and get old and fat together.

— Liz Murray

A family is not decided by blood but by bonds.

— Cammy

Remember as you go about your day that you may be the only Jesus some of your friends, neighbors, and family will ever see.

— Wanda E. Brunstetter, A Celebration of the Simple Life

As much as I would love to do roles in big movies and am keen to establish myself in the industry. I don’t want to sacrifice things that I really enjoy, like spending time with my family and friends.

— Will Poulter

Perhaps family itself, like beauty, is temporary, and no discredit need attach to impermanence.

— Gregory Maguire, A Lion Among Men

You must know that it is by the state of the lavatory that a family is judged.

— Pope John XXIII

A day without family is like a year without rain

— Susan M Bisaha

What unites Oklahomans today is what has always united us: Our unshakable faith. Our love of family and compassion for others. The unlimited promise of a hopeful future.

— Brad Henry

Stories shared in your kitchen will strengthen your family than the stories shared your bedroom

— Kenneth Mahuka

My family is my life, and I’ll never lose that.

— Jessica Simpson

Look forward to the wonderment of growing up, raising a family and driving by the gas station where the popular kids now work.

— Tim Dorsey, Gator A-Go-Go

In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future.

— Alex Haley

My dad once said that in criminal law you see terrible people on their best behavior in family law you see great people on their worst behavior.

— Laura Wasser

Identifying the purpose of your living is more important than creating a family and having children

— Sunday Adelaja

Spend your time with family and people you love. Don’t wait for festivals be with them, each moment you’re with them, that’s a festival.

— Sarvesh Jain

My mother used to tell me that when push comes to shove, you always know who to turn to. That being a family isn’t a social construct but an instinct.

— Jodi Picoult, Keeping Faith

I used to enjoy the spotlight. If I had a day off from filming, I didn’t know what to do. Now I enjoy my family time so much, there is this sense of, if it all went away, and I was just a mom, I would love my life.

— Kim Kardashian

Fortunately for me, my mother loved travel. Our first non-beach family trip abroad – to England, France, and Switzerland – came when I was 11, and thereafter, we often tagged along on my father’s European business trips.

— Andrew Solomon

I’ll be your family now, ” he says. “I love you, ” I say. (….)He stares at me. I wait with my hands clutching his arms for stability as he considers his response. He frowns at me. “Say it again.””Tobias, ” I say, “I love you.

— Veronica Roth, Insurgent

What do most people say on their deathbed? They don’t say, ‘I wish I’d made more money.’ What they say is, ‘I wish I’d spent more time with my family and done more for society or my community.’

— David Rubenstein

I always had the uncomfortable feeling that if I wasn’t sitting in front of a computer typing, I was wasting my time–but I pushed myself to take a wider view of what was “productive.” Time spend with my family and friends was never wasted.

— Gretchen Rubin, Happier at Home: Kiss More, Jump More, Abandon a Project, Read Samuel Johnson, and My Other Experiments in the Practice of Everyday Life

I can’t imagine dating a boy, meeting him only outside the home. What’s a home and family for if it’s not the center of one’s life?

— Loretta Young

That’s always at the heart and soul of Disney’s features, the feeling of a family values.

— Tia Carrere

My mom often tells me to get married, but she gets it now that I don’t want to. Like any other mom, she is worried, but she also understands the demands of my profession. I am blessed to have a family like this.

— Randeep Hooda

He’d always loved this land, loved how his family had tamed it. It was as much a part of him as his blood. Being involved with him meant moving back here. Being surrounded by bad memories.

— Leah Braemel, Slow Ride Home

The family is the test of freedom because the family is the only thing that the free man makes for himself and by himself.

— Gilbert K. Chesterton

Girl, you’re free, can’t you see that? You’ve got your child, you’ve got your family down here who love you, you’ve got your farm. You don’t have to ask for anything. You know how few women in this world get to say that, black or white?

— Natalie Baszile, Queen Sugar

The death penalty is ineffective as a deterrent, and the appeals process is expensive and cruel to the surviving family members.

— Martin O’Malley

To this day, just always treat people the way you want to be treated. Whether it’s family or friends or co-workers, I think it’s the most important thing. Whether you have success or don’t have it, whether you’re a good person is all that matters.

— Brenda Song

Simon was still trying to work out how Shadowhunter government and also Shadowhunter family trees worked. They all seemed to be related to each other and it was very disturbing.

— Cassandra Clare, Welcome to Shadowhunter Academy

Is this what family is like: the feeling that everyone’s connected, that with one piece missing, the whole thing’s broken?

— Trenton Lee Stewart, The Mysterious Benedict Society

I just planted the family vegetables yesterday. You name it, I grow it.

— Steve Zahn

My family is everything. They love me unconditionally.

— Sofia Carson

Many times it takes just one member of a family to initiate the action to bring a family back together again.

— Billy Graham, Billy Graham in Quotes

I enjoy nothing more than spending time with my loved ones, young and old, and at least once a year we get together for a formal family photograph.

— Elliott Erwitt

I’ll tell you what I’m grateful for, and that’s the clarity of understanding that the most important things in life are health, family and friends, and the time to spend on them.

— Kenneth Branagh

I come from a family of teasers myself. My grandfather was from Liverpool, and he had a dry sense of humor, and he would tease us terribly. My brother Beau was so skilled in his teasing that he could get a rise out of me by simply pointing at me.

— Jeff Bridges

I’m not much of a family man. I’m just not that into it. I love kids, I adore them, but I don’t want to live my life for them.

— Sting

It makes no difference to my family where one comes from as long as we make each other happy. They are pretty cool like that.

— Amy Jackson

Men who fish at shallow waters can never have enough fish to feed their family talk less of a nation or a generation

— Olojo Daniel Olatunji

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, Storm of the Century: An Original Screenplay

My great-grandfather was in the army in India, and we have photographs of my family there in full Victorian dress. They’re incredibly romantic.

— Georgina Chapman

3) Saturday night is the official meeting night of Penny Lane’s Lonely Hearts Club. Attendance is mandatory. Exceptions are for family emergencies and bad hair days only.

— Elizabeth Eulberg, The Lonely Hearts Club

Having a blood family means suddenly revising a definition of family that I have, over many years, learned to accept. How can I hold both concepts in my mind or find room for both families in my heart?

— Soojung Jo, Ghost of Sangju

Also, my mom and family are very important to me and I know that this is not expected.

— Christina Milian

My childhood was great because my family has an amazing sense of humor, and it was just all making videos and jokes and doing skits and things.

— Zach Anner

How often have the greatest thoughts and ideas come to light during conversations with the family over the evening dinner?

— E.A. Bucchianeri

Overflowing with the milk of human kindness, the family had invited everyone they could think of, including people they cordially disliked.

— Gerald Durrell, My Family and Other Animals

The family is one of nature’s masterpieces.

— George Santayana

My other family is Fleetwood Mac. I don’t need the money, but there’s an emotional need for me to go on the road again. There’s a love there; we’re a band of brothers.

— Stevie Nicks

This book is not about “homeschooling” at all. School is an artificial institution contrived by man. This book is about educating a child in the heart of the family given to that child by his Creator.

— Elizabeth Foss, Real Learning: Education In The Heart Of The Home

Hers was the kind of family that commissioned painters to immortalize its young: a background utterly alien to Strike, and one he had come to know like a dangerous foreign country.

— Robert Galbraith, The Cuckoo’s Calling

When a child is immersed in a certain environment, his thinking is formed by roles models of behavior demonstrated by parents in the family who have had a great influence on the formation of thinking of the child

— Sunday Adelaja

Let the government not be an instructor but a parent who loves and adjusts to the needs of the nation, But remember a parent does what makes things look good to the entire family without segregation.

— Auliq Ice

I did not grow up in poverty. But I did grow up with a poor boy’s sense of longing, in my case not for what my family had never had, but for what we had had and lost.

— Mohsin Hamid, The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Family’s not family unless it’s totally messing you up. I’m pretty sure that’s the point

— Alexandra Bullen, Wish

At the end of the day, that’s what a family is – a group of different people who accept each other.

— Sara Sheridan

In family relationships, ‘love’ is really spelled ‘t-i-m-e, ‘ time. Taking time for each other is the key for harmony at home.

— Dieter F. Uchtdorf

People think I have courage. The courage in my family are my wife Pam, my three daughters, here, Nicole, Jamie, LeeAnn, my mom, who’s right here too.

— Jim Valvano

No matter how many communes anybody invents the family always creeps back.

— Margaret Mead

Sometimes, having friends who were like family was a good thing, and sometimes, it was like having an endless supply of very nosy, very irritating siblings.

— Jennifer Lynn Barnes, Taken by Storm

I been with strangers all day and they treated me like family. I come in here to family and you treat me like a stranger.

— August Wilson, The Piano Lesson

You’ve got to enjoy time with your family and friends, and if you’re involved in sports franchises, those peak moments in playoff games. You have to enjoy life.

— Paul Allen

Sunday, for me, is all about being home with the family with no plans.

— John Lasseter

I went to Catholic school throughout my whole academic life. In fact, my children – my husband and I and our children in my own family now have over 100 years of Catholic education among us.

— Nancy Pelosi

Blood can help make family, but family often transcends blood.

— DaShanne Stokes

We had great faith that with patience, understanding, and education, that my family and I could be helpful in changing their minds and attitudes around.

— Ryan White

Having to go through an intervention and family counseling is a wonderful experience. I would almost recommend it to anybody. It opens a lot of communication, and it opens old sores, but once it is opened and hashed out, the rewards are far greater.

— Susan Ford

Friendships are the family we make – not the one we inherit. I’ve always been someone to whom friendship, elective affinities, is as important as family.

— Salman Rushdie

My father, who died a few years ago, was a good, simple, very honest man. His faith and affection for his family was just unassailable, without question.

— David Ogden Stiers

Value supported family and friends.

— Lailah Gifty Akita

There a lot of numbers you are going to pass for your life, Zero- is a born number One- is a lonely number Two- is a number of love Three- is a number of incomplete family Four- is a number of Family

— Federico Lomibao

I’ve got to be able to get my time off whether it’s just enjoying my house or the peace and quiet of my family and being there and cooking for them. I love doing that. I also love doing leisure things. I ride horses. I love to shop. I love to drive!

— LisaRaye McCoy-Misick

Mysteriously, almost unaccountably, my family had ended up in the trees, sort of like the Swiss Family Robinson.

— Richard Preston

If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.

— George Bernard Shaw, Immaturity

I think my family needs me more than anybody else, and tennis doesn’t need me anymore. I respect my wife a lot for taking all that in. She said, ‘I didn’t marry a tennis player; you’d retired.’ Now it’s time to do something else.

— Thomas Muster

Early violence and early abandonment damages people and family systems, and can persist for decades if not healed.

— Christine Mason

Everyone should be forcibly transplanted to another continent from their family at the age of three.

— Philip Larkin, Philip Larkin: Letters to Monica

My family is more important than my party.

— Zell Miller

Supreme level of maturity is needed to realize; that, conveyance of family life, depends on equally maintained pair of wheels and both crediting each other, for their functioning and struggles as well.

— Aniruddha Sastikar

My parents were, had a marriage of passion, and the passion was about their religious beliefs. They were both immigrant families that – well, my father’s family came as Puritans to Massachusetts.

— Phil Jackson

I like football. I find its an exciting strategic game. Its a great way to avoid conversation with your family at Thanksgiving.

— Craig Ferguson

My family has very strong women. My mother never laughed at my dream of Africa, even though everyone else did because we didn’t have any money, because Africa was the ‘dark continent’, and because I was a girl.

— Jane Goodall

Yoga disciplines both the mind and the souls and not just your body. It helps me in having a constant positive outlook in life. I would love my family to adopt this form of fitness as well.

— Jacqueline Fernandez

But marrying within one’s own family can get monotonous. One has heard all the same family stories, knows all the jokes and all the same recipes. No novelty.

— Margaret George, The Memoirs of Cleopatra

A man is a man is a man. His family threatened, his beliefs attacked, his way of life destroyed, his whole world coming to an end – he will kill. Make no mistake. He won’t let the new order roll over him without a struggle.

— Zadie Smith, White Teeth

My family is no different from yours. We may be different from the geography that we come from. Some of you all may pray differently than I do, some of you all may be from a different ethnicity, but we all have the same story.

— Cory Booker

The family with an old person in it possesses a jewel.

— Chinese saying

Dude–she’s your wife.” He pointed to the locker where the Bible lay concealed. “God first, family second, country third.

— Ronie Kendig, Beowulf: Explosives Detection Dog

The happy family is a myth for many.

— Carolyn Spring

I am the common man. I’m polite, I love my family and I play by the rules. And sometimes I get pushed around. That’s my lifestyle, and that’s what I try to bring to characters.

— Eugene Levy

The world, we’d discovered, doesn’t love you like your family loves you.

— Louis Zamperini, Devil at My Heels

You must remember, family is often born of blood, but it doesn’t depend on blood. Nor is it exclusive of friendship. Family members can be your best friends, you know. And best friends, whether or not they are related to you, can be your family.

— Trenton Lee Stewart, The Mysterious Benedict Society

That was the thing about weddings: they forced family members to deal with one another, like it or not.

— Jamie Brenner, The Wedding Sisters

When everyone in the family is united, when they resolve their issues with each other and unite; it is called vitarag bhav, attachment-free intent. And to disunite is to have raag-dwesh, attachment-abhorrence remain.

— Dada Bhagwan

If you have a good community behind you and a good family supporting you, then, when the buck stops with you, there is the strength of that community and that family to draw upon.

— Janet Reno

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

— Ogden Nash

Family is in essence a small nation, and the nation a large family. In treating his own family with dignity, a ruler learns to govern his nation with dignity

— Gene Luen Yang, Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Search, Part 1

I am working far away from my family and every day I dreams about returning home and be with them. Is there an end for my dream or else, is it a continuous dream?”.

— Difin Davis

The goal of a true family is not that their children follow in their footsteps, but that their children surpass them in all ways.

— Andrew Vachss

The love of family and the admiration of friends is much more important than wealth and privilege.

— Charles Kuralt

The CIA is made up of boys whose families sent them to Princeton but wouldn’t let them into the family brokerage business.

— Lyndon B. Johnson

In cases where treatment with medication is warranted, work on family interactions will help to reduce symptom severity and promote better functioning in the long run.

— Joseph A. Micucci, The Adolescent in Family Therapy: Harnessing the Power of Relationships

My family makes these vinegars – out of everything from grapes to peaches and cherries. We go through the whole process with the giant vat and drainer, label them, and give them as Christmas presents.

— Mario Batali

We need to let our family and our friends know this truth—God is love, “and he inviteth them all to come unto him and partake of his goodness; and he denieth none that come unto him. —2 Nephi 26:33

— M. Russell Ballard

A family has its own rituals and its own superstitions.

— Tea Obreht

I met my husband, Jacob, in medical school. We married and went to live in Hawaii where his family lived. It was very beautiful, but I wasn’t used to being on an island and needed wide open spaces. Eventually we moved to Maine, New England.

— Tess Gerritsen

I always loved family holidays, and I had this vision and dream as a little girl of having a big family of my own.

— Brooke Burke

We would not have been a successful family without my father and stepfather, who were working-class men with better dreams for their children. We just wore them out.

— James McBride

When I’m, like, 30, I want to go off the map, have a family and live in Malibu with a farm, and just raise my own chickens.

— Kylie Jenner

Tragedy, he precieved, belonged to the ancient time, to a time when there were still privacy, love, and friendship, and when the members of a family stood by one another without needing to know the reason.

— George Orwell, 1984

I love Christmas. I really do love Christmas. I love being with my family and I love snow. I love the music and the lights and all of it.

— Christina Applegate

We have three kinds of family 1.Those we are born to 2.Those who are born to us3.And those we let into our hearts ♥

— Sherrilyn Kenyon

I like a family guy. He must be fun, must like to go out, and has to respect his mom… my family is very important, so it should be likewise for him.

— Christina Milian

While most people took family for granted, he [Father Tim] took it for grace.

— Jan Karon, Come Rain or Come Shine

When I was sixteen, there was no one to count on but myself. Everyone in my family was taking care of themselves, surviving, but everyone forgot I was sixteen years old. I had never felt so lost and so alone in my life.

— Grace Lozada, Evolving to Grace

Whence, then, did the cathedral derive its power? Clearly here: It took back the family into the confidences of religion. It taught man and woman how the human and the divine love could go hand in hand.

— Jenkin Lloyd Jones

…And talking of the dear family party which would then be restored, of their mutual pursuits and cheerful society, as the only happiness worth a wish.

— Jane Austen

When you’re sorting yourself out, family are not often the ones you can turn to. They represent the place of departure and not the place of arrival.

— Witi Ihimaera, Nights In The Gardens Of Spain

They were handsome, proper and normal family fathers who built the concentration camps and whipped the prisoners to death. And who was Nietzsche? A narcotized syphilitic.

— Jens Bjørneboe

They had been Vince’s brothers in a way, and Race was his son, and you couldn’t drive a man’s family to the earth and expect to live.

— Joe Hill, Throttle

These people make my family look easy to get along with.

— Megan Whalen Turner, The King of Attolia

To be around family is to feel the possibility of growing roots again.

— Nadia Hashimi, When the Moon is Low

For me, family always comes first; I would do anything to protect them.

— Mark Wahlberg

She sees tall, sensible Eleanor sitting out on a terrace at twilight, with bats circling above her head. She sees the Pargiter family rising and falling through the decades like swimmers battling the waves.’Summer Lies Bleeding

— Nuala Casey

In any culture, subculture, or family in which belief is valued above thought, and self-surrender is valued above self-expression, and conformity is valued above integrity, those who preserve their self-esteem are likely to be heroic exceptions.

— Nathaniel Branden

I don’t go back home to Sardinia as much as I would like, just for Christmas and family events.

— Caterina Murino

A woman should be home with the children, building that home and making sure there’s a secure family atmosphere.

— Mel Gibson

The foolish families worry over blood. I care nothing for purity of family or ancestry. That is a vain thing. I care only for strength. What a man can do to other men, women.

— Pierce Brown, Red Rising

You know, true love really matters, friends really matter, family really matters. Being responsible and disciplined and healthy really matters.

— Courtney Thorne-Smith

The Reverend Jeremiah Wright would baptize Obama, perform his marriage to Michelle LaVaughn Robinson, baptize their daughters, and draw him into the raucous, restless family of faith that Obama had never known before.

— Nancy Gibbs

I’ve got a place in Portugal, which I like very much, but I’ve just been working in Malaysia for five weeks. My family had a chance to come over and we really loved it, particularly the island of Pangkor.

— Ian Rush

Thank God, I have the opportunity to do what I love, which is my family and work on a business and try and make it the best that it can be.

— Rob Kardashian

Make a Goal Box, a chart of positive daily contact with a family when you are working with them.

— Richard G. Scott

The happiness of a family is such a complex matter. Like a table laid out with a tea service, it looks so ordinary until it’s threatened. Then it becomes infinitely precious.

— Lynda Williams, Holy war

And as if he had read her thoughts, the old man murmured, ‘What a blessing it is to die in your own bed, under your own roof, with your family surrounding you, full of the knowledge that you have lived as thoroughly as you wanted to.

— Anita Rau Badami, Can You Hear the Nightbird Call?

It was bittersweet and lovely how this thing called family could make you feel belonged, wanted and complete.

— Diyar Harraz, Like The Starlings

I realized my family was funny, because nobody ever wanted to leave our house.

— Anthony Anderson

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

I would prefer to have no money but to have a nice family and good friends around.

— Li Na

It amazes me when education, religion and family values fail to create a human being.

— Anum Sattar

No matter what your family happens to be like, it affects you, affects who you are. It matters.

— Faith McKay, Prophecy Girl

I think growing up in a big family taught me a lot of problem solving and how to share and compromise, and that’s been helpful in my marriage.

— Sarah Jessica Parker

Sometimes the greatest storms bring out the greatest beauty… Life can be a storm, but your hope is a rainbow and your friends and family are the gold.

— Steve Maraboli

To love me, my family does not need to understand me.

— Julia Glass, Three Junes

Family therapists view the therapeutic relationship as a means to an end rather than as an end in itself. Family therapists see beyond the problematic patterns in the family to the potential healing power of family relationships.

— Joseph A. Micucci, The Adolescent in Family Therapy: Harnessing the Power of Relationships

It is extraordinary that when you are acquainted with a whole family you can forget about them.

— Gertrude Stein

Easter is an arts and crafts moment where your whole family and friends can get involved.

— Alex Guarnaschelli

I’m a strong person, I’m a strong family man, I’m a strong husband and a strong father.

— David Beckham

You can kiss your family and friends good-bye and put miles between you, but at the same time you carry them with you in your heart, your mind, your stomach, because you do not just live in a world but a world lives in you.

— Frederick Buechner

Teach faith as a non-negotiable – What should your family be aware of? Why should they be aware of these things? How will they become aware? When and at what stages must they become aware?

— Archibald Marwizi, Making Success Deliberate

Toys have taken over my family room. I watch Mary Poppins, and no matter how many spoonfuls of sugar I eat, action figures won’t march into a bin with the snap of my fingers.

— Barbara Brooke

Long weekends at festivals, short weeks at home, all summer long: now that is surely preferable to the immense cost and headache of the nuclear family holiday in the sun?

— Tom Hodgkinson

First they burned her – that was last month. Actually just two weeks ago. Now they’re starvng him. When he’s dead, they’ll burn him too.Oh, how jolly. All this burning of family members in the summertime.

— Lydia Davis, Varieties of Disturbance

Because family and friends are the foundation of who you are, this is a realm where no excuses should exist. Give them your all without excuses.

— Farshad Asl, The “No Excuses” Mindset: A Life of Purpose, Passion, and Clarity

My family always helped me. I had people around me who always pushed me to be the best: my dad, my mum. My dad used to play and coach as well. But I wasn’t born with shiny things.

— Paul Pogba

I thought if my son was now eighteen years old and he was tempted to join the fight and take the burden of protecting his family – because it’s always tempting especially for young men – what would I do as a mother to stop him?

— Nadine Labaki

Why to women have to decide between family and career if men don’t even think about it?

— Sheryl Sandberg, Lean In for Graduates: With New Chapters by Experts, Including Find Your First Job, Negotiate Your Salary, and Own Who You Are

OK, ” she said. “Let’s try. But remember one thing. You’re going to lose interest. At some point, it will happen. You don’t think so now, but you’ll get distracted. You have to stay with me. If we have a family together, you have to be here to help.

— Louisa Hall, Speak

My family was relatively normal: the kind of normal where my stepfather blamed everything on the Amish, and my older sister thought hibernation only existed in fairy tales.

— Amber D. Tran, Moon River

You’ve been marked and labeled in the spiritual world just by virtue of your birth. If you claim the family name of Christian, you are being hunted to be destroyed.

— Kenny Luck, Fight: Are You Willing to Pick a Fight with Evil?

Never sever ties with a family member you once loved. Each of you might be on different spiritual paths, but both trails are leading you home.

— Shannon L. Alder

It’s very strange that most people don’t care if their knowledge of their family history only goes back three generations.

— Douglas Coupland

If a person who grew up in an unhappy family cannot reprogram the sub consciousness he will not be able to create a strong marital union in the future

— Sunday Adelaja

Italians come to ruin most generally in three ways – women gambling and farming. My family chose the slowest one.

— Pope John

The thought of friends or family enjoying themselves in my absence gives me the heebie-jeebies.

— Connor Franta, A Work in Progress

Do not give up when touching the Door of Awareness, you meet its Mindfulness Magic, but let it open wide giving your family a possibility to Create Reality of Your Dreams.

— Nataša Nuit Pantović, Conscious Parenting: Mindful Living Course for Parents

No true…father would be unconcerned about discord in his family that may cause it to disintegrate in his absence…

— Janvier Chouteu-Chando

You can kiss your family and friends good-bye and put miles between you, but a the same time you carry them with you in your heart, your mind your stomach, because you do not just live in a world but a world lives in you.

— William Paul Young, The Shack

It is important to create a family and bring up a child: these things are good and even necessary

— Sunday Adelaja

All human happiness revolves around love. Love is central to the bonds on which a family is built.

— Margaret Way, His Heiress Wife

I reluctantly left the series because a) my age. I’m 68 tomorrow and time is very precious for me to spend time at home with my family and especially with the grandchildren. They’re aged 7 and 5. After three years I became homesick for my home.

— Richard Briers

They have a baby grand piano, but no one in the family plays. They have shelves of books they’ve never read, and the tension between the couples was so thick it nearly choked us.

— Ruta Sepetys, Out of the Easy

The break of a family is the break of society. We must never break the bond of love and peace that unite us in sacred harmony.

— Lailah Gifty Akita, Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

Do ye always drool like that? Is it a family trait, lass?

— Vonnie Davis, Bearing It All

When I was a kid, nobody in my family had a car. And I didn’t have many toys. The only toys I had were the ones I would steal.


I choose what sort of relationship I want to have with my family of origin today.

— Maureen Brady, Daybreak: Meditations For Women Survivors Of Sexual Abuse

Growing up, in church we had the homily; at home it’s what I call the ‘momily’ – the inspirational and instructive mom-isms that every family has.

— Christine Pelosi

The dream was not to put one black family in the White House, the dream was to make everything equal in everybody’s house.

— Al Sharpton

We’ve got some talented people in my family in regards to football, and we do it the right way.

— Clay Matthews III

Antique things have an appreciation and worth. Something can be old, but it can be timeless; therefore, it becomes an antique. If this antique is preserved and deemed precious, it could be passed down as a family heirloom.

— CeeLo Green

I always wondered why the makers leave housekeeping and cooking out of their tales. Isn’t it what all the great wars and battles are fought for — so that at day’s end a family may eat together in a peaceful house?

— Ursula K. Le Guin, Voices

We have to be thankful considering our number as a family we enjoy very good health generally but you may be sure me and my partner have quite enough to exercise our minds and occupy our attention.

— John Hawley

Seventy-six for an American male was a number on an actuarial chart that includes men who are obese, smokers and inheritors of deadly family genes.

— Tom Brokaw, A Lucky Life Interrupted: A Memoir of Hope

I came from a family where the only emotion respectable to show is irritation.

— Flannery O’Connor

Too often, our concept of pastors and church leaders reinforces rather than obliterates the sad state of family life in our current context.

— Russell D. Moore, Adopted for Life: The Priority of Adoption for Christian Families and Churches

Winning the 2007 Master’s was a dream fulfilled culminating on Easter Sunday with my family was very special. You couldn’t write it up any better.

— Zach Johnson

But [he] had lost god, and all his family and friends were staying behind with his imaginary friend. A silly dream goes away and takes with it your whole real life.

— Penn Jillette, God, No! Signs You May Already Be an Atheist and Other Magical Tales

PAUL: …We’re a very close family. We don’t take kindly to people playing Daily Mail on our family for no good reason.

— Billy London, A Life Sublime

Friendship is held to be the severest test of character. It is easy, we think, to be loyal to a family and clan, whose blood is in your own veins.

— Charles Eastman

He wanted to know all about me and my family and especially my childhood.’That’s where everything starts’, he’d say. ‘Both heaven and hell.

— Céleste Albaret, Monsieur Proust

I’ve always put my family first and that’s just the way it is.

— Jamie Lee Curtis

There are friendships that are greater than family bonds, but they are very rare

— Bangambiki Habyarimana, Book of Wisdom

I doubt I’ll ever do another book collaboration; I’ve been spoiled. Roger and I both happened to move to New Mexico at about the same time, when we each had a family of young kids to raise. Socializing seemed to lead naturally to working together.

— Fred Saberhagen

That sounds terrific, thought Cary, just you, your comatose wife your shell-shocked son, and your daughter who hates your guts. Not to mention that your two kids may be in love with each other. Yeah, that sounds like a perfect family reunion.

— Cassandra Clare, City of Bones

Funny how you can forget that every family isn’t like yours.

— Patrick Ness, The Rest of Us Just Live Here

She pictured a dandelion gone by, the white, almost airless pieces of her family scattered so far.

— Elizabeth Strout

Providing patients and consumers with solid information on the cost and quality of their healthcare options can literally make the difference between life or death and play a decisive role in whether a family or employer can afford healthcare.

— Timothy Murphy

A family with the wrong members in control; that, perhaps, is as near as one can come to describing England in a phrase.

— George Orwell

If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton you may as well make it dance.

— George Bernard Shaw

My family kinda hit the skids. We were experiencing poverty at that point. We all got a job, where the whole family had to work as security guards and janitors. And I just got angry.

— Jim Carrey

Happiness is being content with what you have, living in freedom and liberty, having a good family life and good friends.

— Divyanka Tripathi

Actors are one family over the entire world.

— Eleanor Roosevelt

The family is the basis of society. As the family is, so is the society, and it is human beings who make a family-not the quantity of them, but the quality of them.

— Ashley Montagu

People don’t break up because someone’s family is a little . . . messy. If that were the case, no one would ever get married.

— Laura Dave, The Divorce Party

But if each man could have his own house, a large garden to cultivate and healthy surroundings – then, I thought, there will be for them a better opportunity of a happy family life.

— George Cadbury

[T]he family is a school of compassion because it is here that we learn to live with other people. (68)

— Karen Armstrong, Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life

People tend to think of Brisbane as a sleepy, sub-topical place. I don’t know. It’s like Baltimore or something. I don’t know. You would hear the family dramas going on behind closed doors.

— Geoffrey Rush

In Egypt, every family is suffering from the deteriorated schooling and university system of the Mubarak regime. What families want most of all is to secure a good education for their children.

— Ahmed Zewail

Given the fact that I have a family and responsibilities, it’s the mark of a man to find the courage to do what is right in the face of oppressive evil.

— John Rhys-Davies

Most people like it when the pastor says, “family is priority.” What they don’t like very much is when the pastor actually chooses his own family as the priority over them.

— Carlos A. Rodriguez, Designed For Inheritance: A Discovery of Sonship

No subject is closer to my heart than the family . . . The moral foundation of our country is in danger of crumbling as families break up and parents neglect their responsibilities.

— Billy Graham, Billy Graham in Quotes

Starting a new business will take its toll on your time and energy, and this can place strain on family and social relationships, depending on their expectations and how open you are in your communication with them.

— Fabrizio Moreira

The family wage has been eroded by the same developments that have promoted consumerism as a way of life.

— Christopher Lasch

Papa was our strength and the very fiber that wove our family together. He was our foundation and our rock, but even rocks, break, given enough stress.

— Nancy B. Brewer

A real hangover is nothing to try out family remedies on. The only cure for a real hangover is death.

— Robert Benchley

They all looked at her with tears in their eyes and gratitude on their faces, for she had made them see that they should not fight each other, but that family is the one thing that was worth fighting for.

— Mina Marial Nicoli, The Magic of Avalon Eyrelin

. . . when my family headed out west, like any birth canal Rochester was forgotten.

— Kim Gordon, Girl in a Band

I like the values associated with a medical family – common sense, being practical but also thoughtful.

— Alain de Botton

My family took me to church when I was like 4 years old, and I had to be in a pageant, and I was playing Jesus.

— David Walton

My own mother always taught me that fairness was a family value – I think equal pay is about fairness for everyone.

— Mike Honda

Language does this to our memories—simplifies, solidifies, codifies, mummifies. An oft-told story is like a photograph in a family album; eventually, it replaces the moment it was meant to capture.

— Karen Joy Fowler, We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves

You can say that Lebanese has hundreds of lexemes for family relations. Family to the Lebanese is as snow to the Inuit.

— Rabih Alameddine, The Hakawati

People don’t understand that where I come from, everyone is either a convict, been in jail, been in a gang, is a hooligan of some sorts, but those are my brothers, my family and the people that I travel with. Those are the people that I roll with.

— Lupe Fiasco

Even when people don’t stay married, they can still be a family together. That’s been something that’s been really good for developing me as a person. It’s been a very positive learning experience.

— Kimberly Guilfoyle

Everybody in my family had a real sick, twisted sense of humor. Most of the jokes we make in our house, we would just never even dream of making anywhere else. Just sick, horrible stuff. That wasn’t anything new to college.

— Seth MacFarlane

But none of that really mattered. I had found my tribe. It felt like a family reunion for the family I’d never really known, a homecoming at the place where I was always meant to be nut hadn’t known how to find.

— David Levithan, Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story

He wanted to know all about me and my family and especially my childhood.That’s where everything starts, he’d say. Both heaven and hell.

— Céleste Albaret, Monsieur Proust

My family is almost exactly like the one in ‘Monsoon Wedding’. We are very open, fairly liberal, loud people.

— Mira Nair

Everyone in my family always spares one another’s feelings. It leaves little room for honesty.

— Sara Farizan, If You Could Be Mine

There is one family : MankindThere is one religion : Humanity There is one home : Earth

— Sandesh Hukpachongbang

My Christmas wish would be to have an entire week off. To spend it with my family and just curl up and watch Christmas movies when it’s snowing outside.

— David Hasselhoff

I believe, Messieurs, in loyalty—to one’s friends and one’s family and one’s caste.

— Agatha Christie, Murder on the Orient Express

I was born in Glasgow. But my family is pretty much from a little town called Paisley, famous for its cotton mills and paisley pattern.

— Gerard Butler

Genesis began with the Father losing His family. Revelation ends with Him getting them back. Is there nothing to be learned from this sad cycle? Truly, family is the legitimate theme of holy text.pg vi

— Michael Ben Zehabe, Song of Songs The Book for Daughters

I come from a very working-class background, so my family would have been downstairs in the past, as opposed to upstairs. People are often quite surprised to hear that, that I’m not actually posh.

— Michelle Dockery

I always thought that family was the most important thing in life, and no matter what I do, whether being a chef or an actor or a dancer, being a dad is what I do best.

— David Burtka

I have no ambitions at all! I have none… seriously. I want to be a good father. I want to be a good husband. I want to be a good son, a good brother, a good family member. I don’t have any ambition to direct a film or write a play. I like acting.

— Pilou Asbaek

I believe in family values and following your dreams.

— JoAnne Myers

Your home is where your family is… Where someone waits for you and thinks about you.

— Tony DiTerlizzi, A Hero For WondLa

I’ve never had a divorce, but I’ve seen so many of my friends, my sister, my family go through that stuff, so I try to write for the people that can’t write about it. I take on their sorrow, so I’m able to kind of express it, or their joy.

— Dolly Parton

Ohana isn’t just your blood, Tess. It’s the family you choose for yourself. Family isn’t just the people who made you; it’s the people who love you.

— Rebecca Addison, The ‘Ohana Tree

The Internet doesn’t love you or need you – but your family does.

— James Chartrand

Was she pregnant then?’ asked Assad. Judging by the number of family members in his photos, it was a feminine condition with which he was quite familiar.

— Jussi Adler-Olsen, The Keeper of Lost Causes

I am extraordinarily lucky, I was born in a family of strong moral values, and in my life I was able to do what I liked best: debuts, great theatres, but above all, inner and deep satisfaction.

— Jose Carreras

Patience with family members and others who are close to us is vital for us to have happy homes.

— Joseph B. Wirthlin

I miss both of my parents terribly every day, but especially as we approach Thanksgiving. We always came together as a family for that holiday, playing capture the flag and touch football and laughing a lot.

— Mark Shriver

I like a quiet evening with family or friends over, great food and great discussion and a lot of laughter. That’s really what I think fills my tank.

— Anna Eshoo

Additionally, many widows took over family shops or businesses- and, not uncommonly, ran them better than their dead husbands. Y.pestis [black death germ] turns out to have been something of a feminist.

— John Kelly, The Great Mortality: An Intimate History of the Black Death, the Most Devastating Plague of All Time

When you live on the road, going home is a place to escape and just be with your family to unwind.

— Jonathan Davis

When a family breaks you don’t hear the crack of the breaking. You don’t hear a sound.

— Judy Blundell, Strings Attached

Two of the central ingredients to our family are food and faith, so sitting down together and thanking God for the food He’s provided means everything to us. Prayer is a natural part of our lives – not only around the dinner table, but all day long.

— Phil Robertson

I believe that the greatest gift you can give your family and the world is a healthy you.

— Joyce Meyer

You’ll forgive the flowery talk, won’t you? Our family does so love to be told they are beautiful. Vanity is an old and venerable habit.

— Catherynne M. Valente, In the Night Garden

I bought my own home in 2004. It’s a sanctuary for my family and a place of peace and calm. It’s key for anyone committed to leadership and success to avoid the noise and focus on their best opportunities.

— Robin S. Sharma

Blood relatives often have nothing to do with family, and similarly, family is about who you choose to make your life with.

— Oliver Hudson

When my family all got together, I’d always get up and entertain everyone, but it was all a bit of a joke. My first real memory of singing for people was when I was about eleven or 12.

— Duffy

In community we are called to care for each member of the community. We can. Choose our friends but we do not choose our brothers and sisters’ they are given to us, whether in family or in community.” Jean

— Jean Vanier

I’ve seen enough family photos in enough homes to know that the term ‘suitable for framing’ should have a stricter definition.

— Alex Bosworth

I’ve been a pretty selfish mom and a very unselfish athlete for about three years now and it’s time to put my family first. It’s probably time to move on.

— Melanie Roach

I have been able to have a family and to dedicate quality time to my two sets of twins and my husband, as well as to serve on the boards of The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research and Montefiore Medical Center.

— Karen Finerman

Enough, I say. Our guests will be arriving shortly, and I would as lief they were left in the dark about this particular strain of insanity in the family that makes you two revert to childhood at the drop of a napkin.

— Kasey Michaels, The Tenacious Miss Tamerlane

It would be an existence rife with difficulties… but of a pleasurable kind, difficulties they could take pride in, possess, value, as one would a family heirloom.

— Khaled Hosseini, A Thousand Splendid Suns

When you study history, you’re really studying yourself. Every bit of history I’ve uncovered about my own family has some remnant in myself.

— John Sedgwick

I like marriage, family life and I wish to get married again. But opting out of an unhappy marriage was a duty toward myself & my future.

— Rossana Condoleo, Happy Divorce: How to turn your divorce into the most brilliant and rewarding opportunity of your life!

Talking with my friends and family every day helps keep me grounded and connected to home. They are the most important things to me.

— Colbie Caillat

A visit to the family farm in spring means witnessing growth and challenge and beauty and stillness all rolled into one.

— Heidi Barr, Prairie Grown: Stories and Recipes from a South Dakota Hillside

A person could waste an important part of his living if he refuses to come into significance; if he refuses to impact lives around, the family and in the community or in the society.

— Sunday Adelaja, The Mountain of Ignorance

Lincoln told a family friend that his father taught him to work, but never learned him to love it.

— Richard Brookhiser, Founders’ Son: A Life of Abraham Lincoln

Even before the missteps that I’ve had, I was never going to run for office. My family is adamantly opposed to it, and frankly, my politics don’t necessarily work for the primaries of either of our parties.

— David Petraeus

No family should have to depend on the labor of its children to put food on the table and no person should be forced to work in captivity.

— Hilda Solis

I cannot comprehend the neglect of a family library in such days as these.”- Mr. Darcy

— Jane Austen, Jane Austen: Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Persuasion

The Christians are right: it is Pride which has been the chief cause of misery in every nation and every family since the world began.

— C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

BeautyIs the fume-track of necessity. This thought Is therapeutic.If, after severalApplications, you do not findRelief, consult your family physician

— Robert Penn Warren, The Collected Poems of Robert Penn Warren

My mom called Grandma today and told her we would no longer be attending family parties. My mom told her we have had enough of being blamed for something Brian did and everyone brushing it off like it was no big deal.

— Erin Merryn, Stolen Innocence: Triumphing Over a Childhood Broken by Abuse: A Memoir

If the wealth you’ve accumulated is in the form of friends, family and books, then you’re doing life right.

— Saleem Sharma

We too had branched off from the people who had come before us, a family that made the family that made us, and we were shining in the darkness and casting our light all around us.

— David Gianadda, Everything You Say Is Goodbye

[American family court] is a system that is corrupt on his best day. It is like being tied to the back of a pickup truck and dragged down a gravel late at night. No one can hear your cries and complaints and it is not over until they say it’s over.

— Alec Baldwin, A Promise to Ourselves: A Journey Through Fatherhood and Divorce

I feel very, very thankful to have the family that I do.

— Matt Bomer

You have one family, Charley. For good or bad. You have one family. You can’t trade them in. You can’t lie to them. You can’t run two at once, substituting back and forth.“Sticking with your family is what makes it a family.

— Mitch Albom, For One More Day

Your own family circle knows whether Christ lives in you and through you.

— Billy Graham, Billy Graham in Quotes

But I also knew that if he turned away from me at this moment, somehow I would survive that, and I would find a way to flourish like the yard that still bloomed and grew around my family home.I’m Sookie Stackhouse. I belong here.

— Charlaine Harris, Dead Ever After

The hardest situation is when the individuals desperate “to cut off your wings” are your closest family members whom you can’t escape dealing with.

— Sahara Sanders

Most of the people in my family were pretty funny. Everyone had a good sense of humor. I came to California right after college, wanting to be a musician.

— Andy Kindler

Something like another wave of despair crashes into me. “I’m so heavy.” I blink and a tear slides down my cheek.”Then you lean on us for a while. Let us carry you, Joy, until you’re not heavy anymore. That’s what family is.

— Jolene Perry

I could have happily moved in and left my own cold, dark house behind, pretended as if this family were my own: loud and teasing and good-natured, instead of the fractured broken truth.

— Unknownwn

Son, make this world a better place with that beautiful mind of yours. And when you have a family of your own, love them beyond measure even when it means letting them be free to do what God intends them to do.

— Jo Ann V. Glim, Begotten with Love: Every Family Has Its Story

We don’t tend to write about disease in fiction – not just teen novels but all American novels – because it doesn’t fit in with our idea of the heroic romantic epic. There is room only for sacrifice, heroism, war, politics and family struggle.

— John Green

Our entire family is replete with sentiments of patriotism. Uncle Swarna Singh left for his heavenly abode in jail in 1910, two or three years after my birth. Uncle Ajit Singh is leading the life of an exile in foreign countries.

— Bhagat Singh

Dr. Evil got shortchanged in the first one. The family dynamic between Scott and Dr. Evil – the adventures of being an evil single parent – needed to be explored.

— Mike Myers

What makes a family is neither the absence of tragedy nor the ability to hide from misfortune, but the courage to overcome it and, from that broken past, write a new beginning.

— Steve Pemberton, A Chance in the World: An Orphan Boy, a Mysterious Past, and How He Found a Place Called Home

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

With my history, unfortunately, with my family suffering through gun violence, it’s something that I feel passionately about, that even though the odds are certainly always uphill, that doesn’t mean that I will stop fighting to try to change that.

— Carolyn McCarthy

My family came to this country to take advantage of opportunity, not to take advantage of America.

— Jake Danishevsky, AfterTastes and Tales from Russia

I come from a family where soccer has always been very present. My uncles, my father and my brother were all players.

— Ronaldinho

Live each day like you are celebrating your birthday—that is what life wants for you. Engage with family and friends. Indulge in good food, music and dance. You are precious to life.

— Pooja Ruprell

I’m a hopeless romantic. I love love. My middle name is Love. Valentine’s Day is my favorite holiday. I want to have a family and children. I am a sucker for every romantic comedy that comes out.

— Jennifer Love Hewitt

Marriage is a great institution and no family should be without it.

— Channing Pollock

My world got very small, the way it always does when someone in your family is sick.

— Anita Diamant, The Boston Girl

When you look at Prince Charles, don’t you think that someone in the Royal family knew someone in the Royal family?

— Robin Williams

My mom is the backbone not just of my family but of many families.

— Shia LaBeouf

Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.

— Napoléon Bonaparte

Both within the family and without our sisters hold up our mirrors: our images of who we are and of who we can dare to become.

— Elizabeth Fishel

When no one is left to tell what happened, family histories keep their secrets.

— Carmen Posadas, Little Indiscretions

To us family means putting your arms around each other and being there.

— Barbara Bush

I serve, ” should be the motto of all the princes of the royal family of heaven.

— Charles Haddon Spurgeon, Morning and Evening, Based on the English Standard Version

Children in a family are like flowers in a bouquet: there’s always one determined to face in an opposite direction from the way the arranger desires.

— Marcelene Cox

I didn’t want to be the best at anything; I just wanted to blend in. And that was kind of my existence throughout my family experiences at home of just kind of blending in in the background through my other siblings, which was easy to do.

— Misty Copeland

I think the sense of family and family achievement, plus the discipline which I received there from that one-room school were really very helpful in what I did later on.

— Alan Shepard

I know Donald Trump. I’ve met him I know his family. I have love and friendship and affection for his family members. But I’m going to work very hard to ensure that he is not our president.

— Cory Booker

I’m the only one in – of my siblings, my mom and my family – that hasn’t been affected by Lyme disease. It’s been really hard for me because I’m the only one that doesn’t really understand it.

— Gigi Hadid

A wise man once told me family don’t end in blood, but it doesn’t start there either. Family cares about you, not what you can do for them. Family’s there through the good, bad, all of it. They got your back even when it hurts. That’s family

— Eric Kripke

After a hundred years the son of the King then reigning, who was of another family from that of the sleeping Princess, was a-hunting on that side of the country, and he asked what those towers were which he saw in the middle of a great thick wood.

— Charles Perrault

Maybe becoming a spiritually healthy family is not about becoming a perfect family but rather following a perfect God together. And in doing so, to find peace with Him, our pasts, and our family members.

— Michelle Anthony, Becoming a Spiritually Healthy Family: Avoiding the 6 Dysfunctional Parenting Styles

I used to watch ‘The Waltons’ and sob because my family was nothing like that. We had a cruel sense of humor in my family.

— Paula Poundstone

It is better to pray with a pure heart before the family altar than to perform gaudy ceremonies in a pagoda, clad in the robes of an unworthy bonze.

— Huỳnh Phú Sổ

Every family is a ghost story.

— Mitch Albom, For One More Day

My family has been amazing, and they understand how blessed I am. They’ve been able to keep my sense of humor.

— Karen Duffy

Never joke about the job of your friend. He/she feeds their family with it and it affects their dignity!

— Rossana Condoleo

Part of our tradition as black women is that we are universalists. Black children, yellow children, red children, brown children, that is the black woman’s normal, day-to-day relationship. In my family alone, we are about four different colors.

— Alice Walker

My whole family is lactose intolerant and when we take pictures we can’t say cheese.

— Jay London

Sophie clutched Grant tighter. ‘I don’t know what screwed-up messages from your family are floating around in your head right now, but you’re staying right here.

— Jennifer Lane, Bad Behavior

Catholic school graduates exhibit a wide variety of qualities that will not only help them in their careers but also in their family and community lives.

— Joe Baca

As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live.

— John Paul II

For the first time ever I was taking the family on the road. We stayed with my in-laws, which on life’s list of experiences ranks right below sitting in a tub full of scissors.

— Jeff Foxworthy

It’s hard enough to work and raise a family when your kids are all healthy and relatively normal, but when you add on some kind of disability or disease, it can just be such a burden.

— Patricia Heaton

People come up to me and say somebody in their family has cancer, and we appreciate what you do, and we appreciate your fight, and don’t give up, we love your attitude.

— Craig Sager

Happiness is having a large loving caring close-knit family … in another city.

— George Burns

I think family mealtime is really important. There’s a lot of research that shows kids are going to do better in school and have more self-esteem if you can all sit down and eat together.

— Jewel

I love grocery shopping when I’m home. That’s what makes me feel totally normal. I love both the idea of home as in being with my family and friends, and also the idea of exploration. I think those two are probably my great interests.

— Yo-Yo Ma

The women in your family have never lost touch with one another. Death is a path we take to meet on the other side.

— Edwidge Danticat, Krik? Krak!

After a certain age, and even if we develop in quite different ways, the more we become ourselves, the more our family traits are accentuated.

— Marcel Proust, Sodom and Gomorrah

I love spending time with my family and friends during the holidays, and my favorite holiday tradition would be the pozole that my mom makes almost every Christmas. It’s the best!

— Becky G

My Keeper took everything from me: my home, my family, my voice. He made me powerless. But I’m home now. It may be split in two, but I have it back. My family may be broken, but I have it back. I have my voice back. I am not powerless anymore.

— Clara Kensie, Aftermath

Like the Earth, the Web is a less appealing place than it used to be. If I want attitude and arguing and meanness and profanity and wrong information screamed at me as gospel, I’ll get in a time machine and spend Christmas with my family in 1977.

— J. R. Moehringer

A family is a risky venture, because the greater the love, the greater the loss… That’s the trade-off. But I’ll take it all.

— Brad Pitt

Sometimes film is just the family business. Some families are generations of carpenters or farmers, or they make clothes, or they’re all lawyers. I’m in the family business.

— Danny Huston

My mom has made it possible for me to be who I am. Our family is everything. Her greatest skill was encouraging me to find my own person and own independence.

— Charlize Theron

Justice must be done in investigating the tragic death of Mr. Freddie Gray. His family deserves our deepest sympathy and respect for their loss, and our admiration for their courage in calling us, as a city, to act as our better selves.

— Martin O’Malley

I grew up with a family that had very little and were at times homeless.

— Misha Collins

I don’t play head games… I come from a family that could easily be called Generous to a fault.

— Genereux Philip

It’s the sense of what family is at the dinner table. It was the joy of knowing mother was in the kitchen making our favorite dish. I wish more people would do this and recall the joy of life.

— Paul Prudhomme

Extend your commitment to your family members. Have respect for elders and be nice to them.they are your soft pillow

— Kishore Bansal

Life can be full of despair without intimacy from a youth’s family members and they need to understand that values of caring can help an individual to overcome his or her struggle as he or she develops to become an adult.

— Saaif Alam

When I was a boy, I would ask about my family history, about my bloodlines. We really didn’t know that much. We had a little Indian in us from the Oklahoma Trail of Tears.

— Brad Pitt

I don’t care how happily married you are or how deeply enmeshed you are with your children and family and career — every woman needs a couple of chicks who’ll break out the sangria just because you need to vent.

— Jen Lancaster, Jeneration X: One Reluctant Adult’s Attempt to Unarrest Her Arrested Development; Or, Why It’s Never Too Late for Her Dumb Ass to Learn Why Froot Loops Are Not for Dinner

There is nothing better for your family than for you to be at your best, for you to be at your own peace, for you to be showing them in every way who you are, and what you stand for.

— Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

All right people, listen up! If you’ve got a family back home waiting for you or if you just want to save your own skin, turn around and walk away. Also, women! I have no intention of fighting any women!

— Hiromu Arakawa

…our family became a place where you screamed for help but no one heard, not ever.

— Marceline Loridan-Ivens, But You Did Not Come Back

You are born into your family and your family is born into you. No returns. No exchanges.

— Elizabeth Berg, The Art of Mending

The first night in the hospital with a snuffling baby girl, I learned that my family was not the only thing that had expanded. There was now a whole new world of opportunities for judgment and self-doubt.

— Anna White, Mended: Thoughts on Life, Love, and Leaps of Faith

I always love the soapy conflicts between somebody’s family of origin and their new family – ‘Do I have Thanksgiving at my husband’s parents’ house, or at my parents’ house?’

— Jill Soloway

People don’t get to choose their family, but if you have the family you would choose – that’s happiness.

— Lina Dimitrova

My family are observant Muslims, but I’ve come to the faith through an intellectual conviction, and that’s something that they’ve taught me. It’s never been forced upon me. They’ve given me a very strong identity as an Australian Muslim.

— Randa Abdel-Fattah

Treat people like family because they are.

— Dillon Burroughs, Faith Acts: A Provocative Call to Live What You Believe

Father’s Day was great, but all the family gatherings brought up my mother’s death. Maybe it’s me, because I am a wimp. We would get together, but there was someone missing!

— Doug Davidson

God appointed man as the family head.

— Lailah Gifty Akita, Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

Why shall we talk? To spread positive ambiance in the house, and to stimulate the hearty feelings, and to achieve a perceptible psychological connection between family members.

— Maryam Abdullah Alnaymi

No family gets rich from earning the minimum wage. In fact, the current minimum wage does not even lift a family out of poverty.

— Jon Corzine

I think togetherness is a very important ingredient to family life.

— Barbara Bush

No one can travel your own road for you you must travel it for yourself. My faith in this stems from my childhood. I grew up in a family with a system of religious beliefs handed down to me.

— Amy Tan

No one says: when my family treated me as a stranger, I preferred the company of strangers, and I walked among strangers and what did I find but God in every one of their faces.

— Joanna Brooks, The Book of Mormon Girl: Stories from an American Faith

I was angry and frustrated until I started my own family and my first child was born. Until then I didn’t really appreciate life the way I should have, but fortunately I woke up.

— Johnny Depp

If you dream of something worth doing and then simply go to work on it and don’t think anything of personalities, or emotional conflicts, or of money, or of family distractions; it is amazing how quickly you get through those 5, 000 steps.

— Edwin Land

I’m not sure if I know any ‘functional’ families, if functional means a family without difficult times and members who don’t have a full range of problems.

— David Sheff, Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction

I remember driving to North Carolina when I was a little girl in a snowstorm to get down to my mom’s family in the Carolinas. There were chains on the car – it was the late sixties – and we were just singing in the car. Christmas carols.

— Tori Amos

The life of a model isn’t easy. But I try to keep a good head on my shoulders by staying close to my family and old friends. They’re my support system.

— Constance Jablonski

‘Kramer vs. Kramer’ is one of my favorite films, where you have a story that really juxtaposes a lot of ideas that we have about family and about parenting.

— Taylor Sheridan

I’ve always been a strong family advocate. I had a wonderful family growing up.

— Cheryl Ladd

Draw great strength from your family and give in turn to those who come after you.

— Janet Reno

I am grateful every morning I wake up. I’ve a big family full of kids, who laugh all the time and love each other.

— Kris Kristofferson

Happiness in a family really revolves around how much money I have in my disposal.

— Vann Chow, Shanghai Nobody

Think of only three things: your God your family and the Green Bay Packers-in that order.

— Vince Lombardi

Coming home to my family afterward makes the work richer, easier and more fun.

— Edie Falco

I think those who invest in mutual funds want someone else to do the thinking for them. But the fact that they can move the money around the family of mutual funds just through a phone call lets them feel that they can play tycoons.

— Ron Chernow

I am a racer. I’m not a race car driver. I am a racer. I race. That’s what I do. I don’t go on vacations. I don’t take my family on vacations because I don’t have a family. My family is the racing family.

— Tony Stewart

Every family is dysfunctional, whether you want to admit it or not.

— Shailene Woodley

The government is becoming the family of last resort.

— Jerry Brown

This is the strangest family vacation ever, ” Liam said.

— Deborah Blake, Wickedly Ever After

The first-born in every family is always dreaming for an imaginary older brother or sister who will look out for them.

— Bill Cosby

I coach soccer, and my wife and I are very involved in our kids’ lives. Our family is busy with doctor appointments, soccer practice, school, work, travel, vacation… life.

— Patrick Lencioni

There’s a line I have that our family was designed more for public than for private. But there are definitely some things that are only mine. I am someone who dreams at night, and you don’t know what I’m dreaming.

— Carrie Fisher

Inspiring passion in family and friends has more enduring value than just staying alive for them.

— Alex Lowe

Flea stared at us, “I can’t decide what’s worse. Losing family members or not having a family member to lose.

— Maria V. Snyder, Touch of Power

As wonderful as they were, my parents didn’t teach me anything about self-discipline, concentration, patience, or focus. If I hadn’t had a family myself, I probably never would’ve done anything. Marriage taught me responsibility.

— Dick Van Dyke

My mom always makes the whole family pile into the car and drive around to look at the Christmas lights. My brother and I never want to do it, but my mom just loves it!

— Debby Ryan

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

— Louis Farrakhan

Believe me, daughter, there is nothing worse than having your own family member out for revenge.

— Amy Tan, The Bonesetter’s Daughter

After being on the road so much I want to spend more time with my family who I hear are wonderful people.

— Howie Mandel

Since our yesterdays are gone and our tomorrows are never promised, TODAY I want to thank all my amazing friends and family for being in my life.

— Steven Aitchison

If you are a worrywart you can’t be a ninja. You can’t rise up and fight when the weight of the world is pressing you down. Your family needs you to be sane and not bogged down in fear.

— Anna M. Aquino

In Roslyn, Pennsylvania, we started our real-life family circus. They provided the inspiration for my cartoons. I provided the perspiration.

— Bil Keane

To each other, we were as normal and nice as the smell of bread. We were just a family. In a family even exaggerations make perfect sense.

— John Irving

We are, all four of us, blood relatives, and we speak a kind of esoteric, family language, a sort of semantic geometry in which the shortest distance between any two points is a fullish circle.

— J.D. Salinger, Franny and Zooey

Being an American is a state of mind, and to be in a family is to feel the power of belonging, the power of your roots. Family is a tree, the strength of a tree, the roots, the leaves, the past and the present, the future, the fruits, the seeds.

— Esai Morales

In my family strange is relative.

— Kate Rockland, Falling Is Like This

Lydon Johnson realized he really was President, that his identity had changed by President Kennedy’s shocking death, when aides who had been like family to him minutes before, stood in his presence on Air Force One.

— Nancy Gibbs, The Presidents Club: Inside the World’s Most Exclusive Fraternity

Because blood is blood, and every family has its own force.Its own flavor.Its own charm and strange.

— Stephanie Kuehn, Charm & Strange

Prince Charles is an absolute Mountbatten. The real intelligence in the royal family comes through my parents to Prince Philip and the children.

— Lord Mountbatten

Every family has secrets, Reena, and they’re there for a reason.

— Renita D’Silva, Monsoon Memories

We are a family that lives probably 90 percent on wild game. We’re certainly working our way toward 100 percent self-sufficient. Looking to raise chickens for eggs, things of that nature, start a garden. We enjoy the simple life.

— Shawn Michaels

Well, in order to become a grown man, in order to become significant in my family and significant in my children’s life, I had to learn my lessons.

— Bobby Brown

Everybody in my family believed in ghosts, and my grandma said it wasn’t just bad people who turned into them, it was bad deeds too.

— Anna North, The Life and Death of Sophie Stark

No one wants to rattle the cage of a “crazy” person whose family tends to snap.

— Nicole Gulla, The Lure of the Moon

By today’s standards, if you go by the early morning TV misery shows, my broken home family of mixed parentage siblings was quite normal.

— Hailey Giblin, Hailey’s Story

I am not going to ask that old man if his family home is haunted!

— Kathy Bryson, Restless Spirits

My family didn’t have money to travel, so reading was how I knew about the world. It made me hungry to have more experiences than just what I could possibly experience in Arkansas.

— Mary Steenburgen

If family violence teaches children that might makes right at home, how will we hope to cure the futile impulse to solve worldly conflicts with force?

— Letty Cottin Pogrebin

Deep in my heart I know I am a loner. I have tried to blend in with the world and be sociable, but the more people I meet the more disappointed I am, so I’ve learned to enjoy myself, my family and a few good friends.

— Steven Aitchison

Keep in mind … to a dog you are family to a cat you are staff.

— Anonymous

In all seriousness, it really should be difficult for me to be too strange. After all, a great family raised me.

— Tim Duncan

The kitchen is the heart of every home, for the most part. It evokes memories of your family history.

— Debi Mazar

It takes about five years for a walnut tree to produce nuts but this is not true of a family tree.

— Anonymous

My whole damn family was nice. I don’t think I’ve imagined it. It’s true. Maybe it has to do with being brought up as Christian Scientists. Half of my relatives were Readers or Practitioners in the church.

— Henry Fonda

If you have a friend or family member with breast cancer, try not to look at her with ‘sad eyes.’ Treat her like you always did; just show a little extra love.

— Hoda Kotb

In some ways, I am able to feel more like a part of my family while I am missing them. It’s normal to feel lonely when you are away from your loved ones, but it’s queer to feel lonely while surrounded by family.

— Rebecca Behrens, When Audrey Met Alice

Every family is a “normal” family- no matter whether it has one parent two or no children at all.

— Shere Hite

I’ve gotten to learn what’s important in life and what’s not important, and what to spend energy on and what not to. I don’t have a family like some of my teammates, but I have a lot of things pulling at me that I have to put my energy into.

— Aaron Rodgers

It takes a lot of courage as an actor to take time off for family. But family is everything.

— Shari Sebbens

I grew up in a family where we weren’t allowed to talk about beauty or to put any emphasis on physical appearance.

— Pam Grier

I enjoy writing, I enjoy my house, my family and, more than anything I enjoy the feeling of seeing each day used to the full to actually produce something. The end.

— Michael Palin, Diaries 1969-1979: The Python Years

The relatives of a suicide always take it in bad part that he did not remain alive out of consideration for the family dignity.

— Friedrich Nietzsche

Having people I love around me – friends and family – is great, but I don’t necessarily need a relationship.

— Olga Kurylenko

Had I not made it big, my family would have told me to recheck my decision. Now that I am successful, there is no way. They have to accept it gracefully.

— Amisha Patel

Today while the titular head of the family may still be the father everyone knows that he is little more than chairman at most of the entertainment committee.

— Ashley Montagu

And Marianne, who had the knack of finding her way in every house to the library, however it might be avoided by the family in general, soon procured herself a book.

— Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility

No one’s family is normal. Normalcy is a lie invented by advertising agencies to make the rest of us feel inferior.

— Claire LaZebnik, Epic Fail

The thing that interests me most about family history is the gap between the things we think we know about our families and the realities.

— Jeremy Hardy

For me, nothing has ever taken precedence over being a mother and having a family and a home.

— Jessica Lange

Emperor, king, general, duke, ” he whispered to himself. “These are just labels. Climb up the family tree of any of them high enough and you’ll find a commoner who dared to take a chance.

— Ken Liu, The Grace of Kings

My birthday is a day when all I want is to bask in the love of my family and rarely accept offers for concerts and shows if they are to be held on this day.

— Kailash Kher

It’s funny how God will just keep using you, and our motto around our family forever has been, ‘Just let Him use you.’

— Kim Fields

You don’t build a family by tearing down another one.

— Donna Lynn Hope

I say, If everybody in this house lives where it’s God first, friends and family second and you third, we won’t ever have an argument.

— Jeff Foxworthy

My dad had been born in Mexico and his family had to leave during the Mexican revolution.

— Mitt Romney

My family said that I wanted to act even when I was a child living on a tea plantation in the jungle in India.

— Julie Christie

There is no doubt that it is around the family and the home that all the greatest virtues, the most dominating virtues of human, are created, strengthened and maintained.

— Winston S. Churchill

I don’t see how the party that says it’s the party of the family is going to adopt an immigration policy which destroys families that have been here a quarter century.

— Newt Gingrich

In family life love is the oil that eases friction the cement that binds closer together and the music that brings harmony.

— Eva Burrows

She’d brought everybody apart, tearing the whole family that was once a compact groundwork into a whole new design, ugly and non-structured.

— Diyar Harraz, One Minute to Midnight

I was the third son, and the family tradition was my dad always favored the oldest child.

— Fred Korematsu

Happy is said to be the family which can eat onions together. They are, for the time being, separate, from the world, and have a harmony of aspiration.

— Charles Dudley Warner

Loneliness struck again, its force doubled by how much she wished it was her family there instead. Then oddly enough, she met the boy’s stare and that feeling came again, that this was her family.

— Marcha A. Fox, A Dark of Endless Days

The family is changing, not disappearing. We have to broaden our understanding of it, look for the new metaphors.

— Mary Catherine Bateson

The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life.

— Richard Bach

In my career, there’s many things I’ve won and many things I’ve achieved, but for me, my greatest achievement is my children and my family. It’s about being a good father, a good husband, just being connected to family as much as possible.

— David Beckham

I built the business exactly the way my mother built and ran her family. I wanted a replication of the big, happy family I grew up in. I wanted happy people having fun.

— Barbara Corcoran

I do not have to look for credentials for my Polishness and for my patriotism. I’m a Pole. The chronicles of my family go back – as far back as the 13th century.

— Wojciech Jaruzelski

The blank sheet stares up at me, its emptiness like a slap. Those were the last words Ginny ever wrote before she and her family were murdered.

— Jennifer Walkup, Second Verse

The worst moments are when my entire family is in the same room. With the people I should love the most surrounding me, I feel the most alone.

— Katie McGarry, Crossing the Line

[Homeschooling]…recipe for genius: More of family and less of school, more of parents and less of peers, more creative freedom and less formal lessons.

— Raymond S. Moore, School Can Wait

Christmas is a day of meaning and traditions, a special day spent in the warm circle of family and friends.

— Margaret Thatcher

I declare before you all that my whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service and the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong.

— Queen Elizabeth II

There’s a schizoid streak within the family anyway so I dare say that I’m affected by that. The majority of the people in my family have been in some kind of mental institution, as for my brother he doesn’t want to leave. He likes it very much.

— David Bowie

More friction and tensions are caused in a family by tone of voice than for any other one reason.

— Billy Graham, Billy Graham in Quotes

Whatever circumstances you were born into, whatever family life and education you had or didn’t have, you came here to make your dreams come true, and no matter where you are now, you are fully equipped with everything you need to do it!

— Rhonda Byrne, Hero

All my freakouts have been pretty private and directed at family pets and/or people I have been dating for too short a time to freak out at in that way.

— Lena Dunham

Experience burned into me the conviction that access to education ought to be based on how much you are willing to learn and how hard you are willing to work, not on how many dollars your family has in their bank account.

— Dave Obey

Women are responsible for the people in the family having pants.

— Heidi Julavits, The Folded Clock: A Diary

The presidency is temporary-but the family is permanent.

— Yvonne de Gaulle

My family got all over me because they said Bush is only for the rich people. Then I reminded them, ‘Hey, I’m rich’.

— Charles Barkley

I really find that with Judaism, it creates an amazing blueprint for family connectivity.

— Ivanka Trump

We had visceral, rich memories of dull, interminable hours. Then a day would pass in perfect harmony with our projects, our family members, and our coworkers, and we couldn’t believe we were getting paid for this.

— Joshua Ferris, Then We Came to the End

The most difficult journey any of us ever take in our adulthood is the return to our parents’ house. A home visit makes us recall all of the childhood events that formed us. Returning home reacquaints us with family members and our former self.

— Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

My family is just an amazing melting pot of wonderful religions and faiths.

— Rima Fakih

I don’t like seeing myself on camera.” But that’s not it–that sounds shallow, like I’m worried I’ll look fat or something. “It’s like somebody is walking on my grave. TV immortalizes you. The episodes are what my family would watch if I died.

— Heather Demetrios, Something Real

I have a massive Samoan family. And the Samoan culture has always played a massive part of my life. I’ve got hundreds of family on my dad’s side that live in Samoa and in New Zealand. I’ve just been surrounded by the culture ever since I was a kid.

— KJ Apa

I would like to go back and spend a Christmas with my family and myself when I was five years old and just see what that dynamic would be like. Observe it. I think it would be a magical gift.

— Sharon Lawrence

It is true that you can’t choose your family, but you can choose your friends. It is also true that you can choose your partner and in doing so, you end up choosing the family you’ve always wanted.

— J.R. Rim

I had rather be shut up in a very modest cottage with my books, my family and a few old friends, dining on simple bacon, and letting the world roll on as it liked, than to occupy the most splendid post, which any human power can give.

— Thomas Jefferson, Letters of Thomas Jefferson

The Dolly’s around here can’t be seen to coddle a snitch’s family — that’s the always been our way. We’re old blood, us people, and our ways was set firm long before hot shot baby Jesus ever even burped milk’n sh*& yellow.

— Daniel Woodrell, Winter’s Bone

I grew up not really having anything, so the idea that I can take care of my family and my friends now is a really cool bonus.

— Katy Perry

In modern life, we tend to forget family values because of the hectic schedule.

— Mahesh Babu

For a long time, I tried to make my ilfe work, to make our family work. I got tired, though. Five children wears you out until the only thing left inside you, the only thing you’ve got to give, is a memory of what you thought you’d be.

— Amy Franklin-Willis, The Lost Saints of Tennessee

fans are just friends and family I haven’t met… or wrote about yet

— Janna Hill

A real man loves his wife, and places his family as the most important thing in life. Nothing has brought me more peace and content in life than simply being a good husband and father.

— Frank Abagnale

Christmas is a time of sharing, and joy and grace. There’s no better time to entertain family and friends than now.

— Shelley Shepard Gray, Grace

One of the things my family taught me – I think very important in religion and science – is that you must be ready to stand up for what you think. Decide what you really think is best, and stick with it.

— Charles H. Townes

Some people have no respect whether you are with your family or not. That’s the hardest part. I was shopping in a grocery store in Seattle looking for stuff for Nicholas. This guy kept following me with his cell phone video on.

— Joe Montana

America cannot continue to lead the family of nations around the world if we suffer the collapse of the family here at home.

— Mitt Romney

When, for instance, a highly esteemed professor in his seventies abandons his family and runs off with a young red-headed actress, we know that the gods have claimed another victim.

— C.G. Jung, The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious

You draw the best things from your parents and family. You’re going to pick up some of the bad things as well – there’s a temper that runs through my dad’s side of the family that I’m not especially keen on picking up a giant block of.

— Mark Ronson

Parenthood and family come first for me, and when I’m not working I’m cool with the Teletubbies.

— Clive Owen

At least you earned your belief in something…Most people around here just say they believe whatever their family believes. They don’t bother thinking for themselves…And the less they know, the louder they believe it.

— Angela N. Blount, Once Upon a Road Trip

A family spirit is not always synonymous with family life. Bone of our bone and flesh of our flesh makes for brothers, sisters and relatives, who may be as distant as strangers in a foreign land.

— Mother Angelica

My family is my life, and everything else comes second as far as what’s important to me.

— Michael Imperioli

If you see a black family, it’s looting, but if it’s a white family they are looking for food.

— Kanye West

Your crew becomes your family and you trust the director and the other actors on the set, and it’s a very safe place.

— Aleksa Palladino

The reality of life is that, your friends can deny you, your family can deny you but God will never deny you.

— Abdulazeez Henry Musa

I had always thought of home not as a house, or even a place, but a feeling of safety and acceptance, a warm light when the rest of the world was a dark, forbidding place.Whenever my family was around, wherever we were, I felt like I was home.

— Elizabeth Haydon, The Floating Island

I do want to have holidays and see my family and friends.

— Jason Clarke

Darling, in this family we don’t call anyone a novelist who has not written more books than Jane Austen.

— Pansy Schneider-Horst

It takes a lot of work to put together a marriage, to put together a family and a home.

— Elizabeth Edwards

Our most basic instinct is not for survival but for family. Most of us would give our own life for the survival of a family member, yet we lead our daily life too often as if we take our family for granted.

— Paul Pearsall

There is no pressure to perform, to succeed, because we already have. If your family and community accepts you, who else must you impress? Just yourself and God, ja?

— Sarah Price, Fields of Corn

Bond is stronger than blood. The family grows stronger by bond.

— Itohan Eghide, Master of Maxims

As many of you know I travel a good bit and do not get to see my friends and family as much as I would like.

— Natalie Gulbis

The males (of the Hutchinson family that included both religious dissenter Anne and immensely wealthy and politically connected Thomas) were merchants who sought salvation through commerce.

— H.W. Brands, The First American: The Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin

I mostly felt fortunate, to have lived here, in this house, in this town, with this family and these parents, and tried to think of all the things that had influenced me along the way.

— Jason Gay, Little Victories: Perfect Rules for Imperfect Living

The family unit plays a critical role in our society and in the training of the generation to come.

— Sandra Day O’Connor

What occurs to me at this second is this: There is a huge world out there. I only know my dumb family and my dumb house and my dumb school and my dumb job. But there is a huge world out there…and most of it is underwater.

— A.S. King, Reality Boy

Getting caught is what I do best. It is either a natural talent (which means we can blame my family genes) or a well-hewn craft (in which case we can still blame my parents).

— Wynn Wagner, Vamp Camp

I want to work as hard as I can. But I also want six kids! It takes a lot of courage as an actor to take time off for family. But family is everything.

— Shari Sebbens

Life is this simple ~ birth, eat, drink, play, explore, and relate to family and friends; be happy and enjoy life…!

— James A. Murphy, The Waves of Life Quotes and Daily Meditations

The study of tavern history often brings to light much evidence of sad domestic changes. Many a cherished and beautiful home, rich in annals of family prosperity and private hospitality, ended its days as a tavern.

— Alice Morse Earle

With our close friends, family members, and lovers, we hope to create a special world, one in which we can expect to be treated fairly, with care, tenderness, and compassion.

— Sharon Salzberg, Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection

A family is a place where principles are hammered and honed on the anvil of everyday living.

— Charles R. Swindoll

The secret is to make sure your family comes before anything else, because no matter what you do you’ve got to come home.

— Barry Gibb

Every year, like a good Catholic, I wait for Christmas. Putting up the lights, decorating the tree, making sweets and then unwrapping gifts on Christmas morning… it’s a tradition my family has followed since I was very little.

— Malaika Arora Khan

I like that there’s no love as fierce as the love you feel for your family that there’s no one you feel more protective of than the very same people who can drive you crazy.

— Kate Klise

My family has always supported me a thousand percent. My sister once sold her jewelry so I could pay for gas money to get up to New York for a show. And that’s amazing. But you get too much of that, you start depending on it.

— Jay Pharoah

I went to boarding school in the country, so there’s no real differentiation between family and friends. I went there from when I was 8 until I was 17 – it was insane. If you earn my friendship, you are my family, and I’ll do anything for you.

— Jamie Campbell Bower

Nature is a machine. The family is a machine. The life cycle is like a machine.

— Ray Dalio

I had a wonderful family including my aunts, uncles and cousins but they’ve all gone to heaven.

— Doris Day

The way it works in our family is, it’s the family business. Much like in the Mafia. Every child is given the opportunity to act at a young age and to learn what it’s like to be in the business.

— Jordan Bridges

I don’t know much about my family history except that my father had straight black hair and his ancestors probably came from India.

— Trevor McDonald

Mr. Boy Scout was not for her. He was exactly the type of man her family would expect her to settle down with. Freaking perfect.

— Katie Reus, Tease Me, Baby

To maintain a joyful family requires much from both the parents and the children. Each member of the family has to become, in a special way, the servant of the others.

— Pope John Paul II

I loved the house the way you would any new house, because it is populated by your future, the family of children who will fill it with noise or chaos and satisfying busy pleasures.

— Jane Smiley

If this dysfunctional family was the best Sodom had to offer by way of morals, some might begin to feel a certain sympathy with God and his judicial brimstone.

— Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion

Jack and Bobby Kennedy were too young, too attached to real family to transfer affection and loyalty to those that of their blood or region or upbringing.

— David Pietrusza, 1960–LBJ vs. JFK vs. Nixon: The Epic Campaign That Forged Three Presidencies

If you come from a solid family structure, it doesn’t matter what you go through in your life. You’re going to be okay.

— Alyssa Milano

Every second, every day, every year, we fail to address demand for reproductive health and family planning services. Lives are lost, and girls’ opportunities to thrive and contribute to their country’s development shrink. These are real people.

— Jenny Shipley

I grew up in a big family with a lot of kids around, and I definitely want to have children as well.

— Heidi Klum

The family is the cradle of the world’s misinformation.

— Don DeLillo, White Noise

The smallest a family can be is two members, and that was Jules and me.

— Heather O’Neill, Lullabies for Little Criminals

Our whole family assembles in Chicago at Christmas and usually in Aspen in the summer.

— James Cronin

We are not defined by belief or by faith nor religion.We are the family of God.

— Ellen J. Barrier

What in the world could this family have done to deserve a fate such as this?

— Michael Jay, Dog Water Free, A Memoir: A coming-of-age story about an improbable journey to find emotional truth

Happiness being surrounded by good friends and family at a BBQ.

— Richie Norton

She made him want to lose control, something he never did. She also made him want things he’d never imagined for his own life, like a family and someone to come home to every night.

— Katie Reus, Sweetest Surrender

I stay in tune with my family and God.

— Regina King

I’d gone from living alone in New York as a lowly shoe clerk to becoming a shieldmaiden with a family to come home to. It didn’t get much better than that.

— Amanda Carlson, Freed

Our atheist thoughts go out to his family following their loss.

— Brian Spellman

The Hills Have EYes… so be careful where you step and where you go so far one family has went there and few of them have came back!

— Deyth Banger

Twenty years is, after all, a long time. We are not the same people we were. Old friends, lovers, even family members: they are strangers who happen to wear a familiar face. We have no right to claim to know anyone after such a distance.

— Graham Joyce, Some Kind of Fairy Tale

Look, everything that you experience as a kid is the foundation of how you are today. I was brought up in a working class family in Leeds and when it comes to money both my parents worked hard and instilled the same attitude into me.

— Melanie Brown

We believe in funding family planning because it helps to prevent unintended pregnancy. We believe that a woman considering an abortion should not be forced to have an ultrasound against her will.

— Nancy Keenan

It’s always thoughts of family that drive me crazy, and it’s always my friends who bring me

— Simon R. Green, Agents of Light and Darkness

There are family mysteries I cannot solve. There are family mysteries I am unwilling to solve.

— Sherman Alexie, You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me

For women, the important ingredients for happiness are to forge an identity, serve the Lord, get an education, develop your talents, serve your family, and, if possible, to have a family of your own.

— James E. Faust

You read a lot?” Galina finally asked.”Yes. It’s an escape into another world.” She tried to keep her words light instead of sad, thoughts of her family in her head. “Sometimes that is the best part of a hard day.

— Anne Mallory, Seven Secrets of Seduction

It seemed that our family had been on this land for thousands of years; that we had sprung from the earth, born of its flesh like a tree or a flower, deep-rooted, not by our feet, but by our hearts.

— Thea Halo, Not Even My Name: A True Story

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

When I was young, my dad, a veteran who attended college on the GI Bill, lost his job at age 55 when the company he worked for was sold. My entire family pitched in – my mom took in sewing, and I got a minimum wage job after school.

— Tammy Duckworth

I don’t feel alone with you. I feel like I have a family and a home again. You’re my home. All of the dark shadows seem to disappear when we’re together.

— R.K. Lilley, Mile High

You take care of family first, friends second, and neighbors when you can.

— Janice Hardy, The Shifter

Each of us has a family tree full of stories inside of us, Dirk thought. Each of us has a story blossoming out of us.

— Francesca Lia Block, Baby Be-Bop

The joke in our family is that we can cry reading the phone book.

— Ron Reagan

I love holidays. It’s such a wonderful time for the whole family to be together and not have to worry about schedules and that kind of thing.

— Toni Collette

What is prudence in the conduct of every private family can scarce be folly in that of a great kingdom.

— Adam Smith

For some people themselves and their family is only human But Other all are Toy For play and Broke After game But The truth they do not know that they just Own Human Body Nothing More

— Mohammed Zaki Ansari, “Zaki’s Gift Of Love”

The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found.

— Calvin Trillin

You know, my family and friends have never been yes-men: ‘Yes, you’re doing the right thing, you’re always right.’ No, they tell me when I’m wrong, and that’s why I’ve been able to stay who I am and stay humble.

— LeBron James

I have a lot of nieces and nephews. I was always around kids. I was like the family babysitter because I was the only one that wasn’t married.

— Doreen Cronin

Sometimes you just need the comforts of home, the familiarity of your own family bed and only the pampering a mother can do.

— Emily Williams, Letters to Eloise

I’ve made all my money on my own without my family and I work very hard.

— Paris Hilton

Here, where we had done the most of our growing up, the old family home had been a fortress against the world. This is something that the children of immigrants all know.

— Robert Laxalt, Sweet Promised Land

The family is the American fascism.

— Paul Goodman

I almost fainted. There was no family history. I had been eating a vegetarian diet and I exercised.

— Rue McClanahan

Every single thing can change for the better, no matter however hard it is. Even a family in utter poverty can become prosperous in a couple of generations.

— Tarun Sharma

Going home and spending time with your family and your real friends keeps you grounded.

— Jennifer Ellison

If there are to be rules, they must be articulable and defensible, like etiquette. I do not do anything simply because my family did it. I do things because they make sense, and because they are elegant.

— Kathleen Rooney, Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk

Everyone has a responsibility towards this larger family of man, but especially if you’re privileged, that increases your responsibi

— Susan Sarandon

Strangers are just family you have yet to come to know.

— Mitch Albom

Does anybody remember the day when family was family, a woman was a woman, and a man was a man?

— Delano Johnson, Rare Images of Love

I think it’s bad for fellas when they lose their mothers. Mine was such a character. Oh it was sad, really sad. And, with her gone, the family home was gone, so what was left of any roots I had were completely dug up.

— Paul O’Grady

The God who existed before any religion counts on you to make the oneness of the human family known and celebrated.

— Desmond Tutu

You know, I think I’m more of a micro-person, so to me, the context and the framework of trying to do what you love and feel passionate about, in supporting your family in that way, is the most important thing to me.

— Joan Cusack

My health and my family are the core of my being.

— Jon Bon Jovi

If I had received good instruction as a child I would be with my family today and at peace with my neighbors. I hope and pray that all you parents in the sound of my voice will train up your children in the way they should go.

— Charles Portis, True Grit

The family is the first essential cell of human society.

— Pope John XXIII

I continue to meet people who have had their Web pages hijacked, their browsers corrupted, in some cases, their children exposed to inappropriate material from these dangerous programs hidden in their family computers.

— Cliff Stearns

I love family films. Of course, as a mother who has to watch so many movies, you really appreciate it when somebody makes a film that is for everybody – family entertainment that’s really for the family, where everyone has a good time.

— Salma Hayek

My encounters with racism are sort of second-hand situations where I might be standing around with a group of white friends and someone makes a comment that they wouldn’t make at my family reunion.

— Wentworth Miller

Sometimes family is just not what you were born into.

— Chelesbells

Leadership is about relationships – whether it’s a business deal with a client or a conversation with a family member – our ability to understand and appreciate individual uniqueness and perspective is paramount to living a fulfilled life.

— Steve Knox

A happy family is but an earlier heaven.

— George Bernard Shaw

Mom stood over the still thrashing ghost with the bat and brought it down on its head again and again. “Leave him alone, leave my family alone!” she screamed. “We are not going to die in a stupid gas station in the middle of nowhere!

— C.A. Marshall, Ghostland

I guess she was a life line Sewing our family fabric togetherFrom me to dad to herGave me a sense of continuity Especially when my daughter was bornAs she was slipping away

— Richard L. Ratliff

If a family is an expression of continuity through biology, a city is an expression of continuity through will amd imagination — through mental choices making artifice, not through physical reproduction.

— A. Bartlett Giamatti, Take Time for Paradise: Americans and Their Games

I have a dream of re-creating the fantastic family I grew up in with my brother and my parents. I am lucky that I have such a good image of family life – my father and mother are still in love, still happy.

— Caterina Murino

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

— George Burns

I think women are different, and I think having them in the room is crucial to a family comedy, ensemble comedy, television comedy, where half the eyeballs on your show are women.

— Dan Harmon

Polo is a great thing to do with your kids and your family – it is a great day out. And to me, horses are amazing creatures that give you this cable to Earth and put you in contact with nature.

— Nacho Figueras

Clever wives are mostly silent , alert and pay equal attention to limiting the kind and degree of emotions of family which creates and destroy HOMES.

— Kishore Bansal

A man’s weakness is his family and a woman’s is her child

— M.F. Moonzajer

Christmas comes during a season when the Earth is in its darkest time. It’s a holiday for the family and for everyone.

— Melissa Etheridge

My wedding was a very private affair for close family and friends, so I had decided to hold a reception in my native town.

— Mohit Chauhan

A healthy world is made of healthy nations. A healthy nation is made of healthy families. And a healthy family can only be raised on the foundation of a monogamous relationship.

— Abhijit Naskar, Wise Mating: A Treatise on Monogamy

Her solitary nature means she needs a family to keep her from loneliness my gregarious nature means I will never have to worry about being alone…

— Elizabeth Gilbert

My father was a Creole his father a Negro and his father a monkey my family it seems begins where yours left off.

— Alexander Dumas

It is not good not to have health insurance that leaves the family very vulnerable.

— Elizabeth Warren

My family is Jewish, Buddhist, Baptist and Catholic. I don’t believe in man-made religions.

— Whoopi Goldberg

I’m happy with who I am inside. I’d hate to have accolades and all that and not really be happy with who I was. So I’m really thankful for my family and for the support system that I have for being the person that I am today. I’m proud of who I am.

— Keke Palmer

I was in Yorkshire. We were a family of five and I used to be sent sometimes to get the rations for the week and I was easily able to carry them back. It was like one egg and a tiny bit of tea.

— Judi Dench

Pray in your family daily, that yours may be in the number of the families who call upon God.

— Christopher Love

Every family is a family of alligators.

— Lorrie Moore, Bark: Stories

The strength of the nation ultimately depends upon the strength of family and community.

— Jeff Fortenberry

Blood may be thicker than water, but family has them both beat.

— Walter Mosley, When the Thrill Is Gone

So to answer your question, I’m not entirely sure how I ended up where I am today, in the sense that nobody in my family is an actor. It just happened by mistake.

— Hugh Dancy

My family has a Christmas tradition: Every year, they kill my mom.

— James Aquilone, At Year’s End

Being rich and coming from a distinguished family background doesn’t guarantee happiness, Abby. In fact, it might make happiness harder to find because you have to live up to akk that expectation.

— V.C. Andrews, Pearl in the Mist

Midwives and doctors play a crucial role preventing unnecessary maternal deaths. They educate women about nutrition, health and family planning. And they step in when complications arise.

— Liya Kebede

For me, my family and my faith have been what’s really been my anchor, and grounding me, and helping me navigate through a lot of the things that really destroy marriages in Hollywood, and in your own personal integrity.

— Kirk Cameron

I hate the way they portray us in the media. If you see a black family it says they’re looting, if you see a white family it says they’re looking for food.

— Kanye West

Treat your family like guests and your guests like family.

— Judy Baer, An Unlikely Blessing

How do you rebel in a family of rebels?

— Nicolas Cage

It was the dumbest thing I had ever seen, but it’s a family thing, and I guess it’s clean.

— Barbara Bush

It does not matter the circumstance of your birth nor the family your born to.What matters is you are in this world.You can change your destiny.

— Lailah Gifty Akita

Theo does comedy now, and he’s traveling around the country doing comedy, and I actually just saw him, he’s from Louisiana, and I just saw him when I went home to visit my family in Louisiana. I saw his comedy show and he was brilliant.

— Trishelle Cannatella

You’ve got a movie where the pro-choice family gives their daughter no choice. The pro-life family murders. What seems to be the good mother, the kind of hippie painter, sweet and cute mother has no love for her daughter really.

— Ellen Barkin

I grew up in a reform Jewish family in St. Louis. Our idea of Judaism was no bar mitzvahs and a Christmas tree that had a skirt at the bottom embroidered with the names of my grandparents.

— Danny Meyer

Fuck it… That’s really the attitude that keeps a family together, it’s not “we love each other”, it’s just “fuck it, man.

— Louis C.K.

Don’t worry, don’t worry we will take care for your family members.

— Deyth Banger

November 11, 1802, I arrived at Judge Patterson’s at Lisle. This respectable family treated me with every mark of distinction and friendship, and likewise all the people did the same. I really want for words to express my gratitude.

— Deborah Sampson

Employee fathers need to step up to the plate and put their family needs on the table.

— James Levine

I think each family has a funhouse logic all its own, and in that distortion, in that delusion, all behavior can seem both perfectly normal and crazy.

— Darin Strauss, Half a Life

If you can capture the humanity of a family struggling in an economic crisis you can make a difference. You can raise awareness just of the simple humanity.

— Emily Blunt

I grew up playing music and enjoying good food, friends and family in my own backyard.

— Rodney Atkins

I believe the wedding vows are sacred and precious, and it’s been one of my goals as a writer to portray the kind of marriages I’ve seen modeled in my family – my parents and grandparents, who all celebrated fifty-year anniversaries and well-beyond.

— Deborah Raney

to us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there.

— Barbara Bush

I’m surrounded by friends and family who are not that impressed by celebrity. They don’t have any problem telling me I’m acting like an idiot or I’m not that funny.

— Paloma Faith

My family comes first. Maybe that’s what makes me different from other guys.

— Bobby Darin

Remember to say “I love you” to family and friends not just your significant other.

— Vianka Van Bokkem, My Handsome Vampire: Falling in Love

For me, the spirit of Christmas means being happy and giving freely. It’s a tradition for all the kids in the family to help mom decorate the tree. Christmas is all about family, eating, drinking and making merry.

— Malaika Arora Khan

I come from that society and there is a common thread, specifically family values – the idea that you do anything for your family, and the unconditional love for one’s children.

— Ednita Nazario

I’ve been through a lot of things in my personal and family life. That turned me into a fighter. I always strive to be the best I possibly can.

— Hope Solo

We also have a program in place for low income people. A family of four making $26, 000 a year can receive medical coverage, irrespective of citizenship or what documents.

— George Pataki

What’s the difference between a classical guitar and a pizza? A pizza can feed a family of four.

— Faye Kellerman, Hangman

When I was 11, I made truffle risotto for my family for Christmas dinner.

— Gigi Hadid

Now I know not anything that will contribute more to the furtherance of this good work than the bringing of family religion more into practice and reputation. Here the reformation must begin.

— Joel R. Beeke, A Puritan Theology: Doctrine for Life

Happy or unhappy, families are all mysterious. We have only to imagine how differently we would be described – and will be, after our deaths – by each of the family members who believe they know us.

— Gloria Steinem

There is no such thing as a normal family so don’t trip off it, just deal with it.

— Ice-T

I think I’m most proud of my family right now. I’m more into that then I’ve ever been. It also gives a new area to draw from in creativity with my songs.

— Merle Haggard

We came from a family where we ran our own small business. Our dad made his own products. We made our own sausages, our own meatloafs, our own pickles. Dad had to do everything himself. He had to figure out how to finance his business.

— Marcy Kaptur

I’ve pretty much always been on a diet since I was born. And the women in my family struggle, so I find the less I think about food, in a way, the happier I am. In general, I think I eat less the less I think about it.

— Lauren Graham

It was my family that wanted me to be a teacher. That was safe, you see. To be a painter was terrible.

— Josef Albers

With all my fans I got a family again.

— Tupac Shakur

All families are psychotic. Everybody has basically the same family – it’s just reconfigured slightly different from one to the next.

— Douglas Coupland, All Families are Psychotic

I love family reunions. Maybe next year we could pass out samurai swords.

— Doug Solter

I can make dressing – or stuffing. Y’all call it stuffing up here, we call it dressing down there. It’s really good dressing. That family recipe was passed on, and I love to make that.

— Edie Brickell

Besides the gifts, the only thing that gave the headstones colour were the memories family and friends had of the people they represented.

— S.A. Tawks, Misadventurous

The most wonderful part of life is when your family becomes your friends, and your friends become your family.

— Bernard Dsa, Sweet Temptations

If we love someone deeply, be they friends, family or lovers, don’t treat the relationship like a playground game of back and forth or tit for tat. See it as a loving connection and let that be the basis of it all.

— lauren klarfeld

Someone said that once a family producers a writer, that’s the end of the family.

— Zoe Kazan, Absalom

Commitment is the only currency that keeps a family together.

— Ben Tolosa, Masterplan Your Success

I just completed The Tenth Circle. It is an excellent mystery story surrounding a family with modern day issues.

— Jodi Picoult

The last thing family and friends want is for you to spend money on them that you don’t have or that you can’t really spare.

— Suze Orman

You can be cool and at the same time respect your woman, who will hopefully become your wife, who will hopefully become the mother of your kids. America needs to get back to family values.

— Martin Lawrence

I have flown with British Airways since I was a very little child, so it feels quite special to have gone from family holidays flying around Europe to become a gold card holder and be spoiled enough to travel more than not in first class.

— Orlando Bloom

when you’re the first in your family to go to college, you never truly feel like they’ve let you go.

— New York Times Staff

The things that make me happy most are my family and working.

— Damon Albarn

In general, the more dysfunctional the family the more inappropriate their response to disclosure. Never expect a sane response from an insane system.

— Renee Fredrickson, Repressed Memories: A Journey to Recovery from Sexual Abuse

We wanted a family so bad, all of us. And we just grabbed each another and made us one. Simple as that.

— Cynthia Rylant, Missing May

It is a characteristic of human beings that if they haven’t got a family of their own, they will invent one.

— Angela Carter

I advise you to be suspicious of any black American whose family does not claim a blood connection to Native Americans. That’s a clear sign of a racial infiltrator who has not done enough research.

— Baratunde R. Thurston, How to Be Black

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

Our family life was certainly not intellectual.

— Douglass North

He was nineteen years old, homeless and rootless, with no family and no purpose in life.

— Ken Follett, The Pillars of the Earth

There is other disturbing facts surround the hideous 911 attacks, which my family and I could see from the third floor bathroom window of our homes!

— Amiri Baraka

Positive feelings come from being honest about yourself and accepting your personality, and physical characteristics, warts and all; and, from belonging to a family that accepts you without question.

— Willard Scott

Success does not judge one man for being worthy above another. Success doesn’t choose you because of your family name or existing wealth.

— Chris Murray, The Extremely Successful Salesman’s Club

The attempt to redefine the family as a purely voluntary arrangement grows out of the modern delusion that people can keep all their options open all the time.

— Christopher Lasch

A family is like medicine.” She twisted her lips into a sardonic smile. “Best in small doses.

— Alexandra Ivy, The Real Werewives of Vampire County

Do not pay attention to my cousins. Every family needs a couple idiots and we keep them around for entertainment.

— Michelle M. Pillow, Love Potions

The black family survived centuries of slavery and generations of Jim Crow, but it has disintegrated in the wake of the liberals’ expansion of the welfare state.

— Thomas Sowell

One of the things that binds us as a family is a shared sense of humor.

— Ralph Fiennes

If you have autism in the family history, you still vaccinate. Delay it a bit, space them out.

— Temple Grandin

The sight of nature fascinates, the family tie has a sweet enchantment and patriotism gives the religious spirit a fiery devotion to the powers that it reveres.

— Bruno Bauer

Equal pay isn’t just a women’s issue; when women get equal pay, their family incomes rise and the whole family benefits.

— Mike Honda

A shard of glass cut my belly as I slid into the battered SUV, but I managed to keep the family jewels intact. I’d be counting every small victory tonight.

— Lisa Kessler, Ice Moon

That blasted family could never look at a living thing without wanting to make a profit out of it, preferably by killing it.

— Halldór Laxness, Independent People

Every working family in America knows how hard it is today to find affordable childcare or early childhood education.

— Bernie Sanders

The break of a family is a break of society.

— Lailah Gifty Akita, Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

Motivated authors sacrifice TV time, sleep, hobbies, and even family time.

— Gudjon Bergmann, The Author’s Blueprint

I’m really in touch with my Italian roots. My mom’s whole side of the family is there.

— Alessia Cara

One of the primary purposes of civilization – and certainly its primary strength – is the guarantee that family life can flourish in unity, peace, and order.

— Robert Kennedy

If one is desperate for love, I suggest looking at one’s friends and family and see if love is all around. If not, get a new set of friends, a new family.

— Jasmine Guy

Even a good family can become a trap for one’s destiny when the family becomes your aim

— Sunday Adelaja

When the storms of life come, if they come to me personally, to my family or to the world, I want to be strong enough to stand and be a strength to somebody else, be shelter for somebody else.

— Anne Graham Lotz

I come from a family of very devout, praying people. That idea of peace and love toward humanity shouldn’t be nationalistic or denominational. It should be a chief concern for all mankind.

— Mos Def

Setting the intention to practice kindness toward one’s partner or family members or friends does not preclude getting angry or upset.

— Sharon Salzberg, Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection

Having family responsibilities and concerns just has to make you a more understanding person.

— Sandra Day O’Connor

The erosion of extended family concept and losing out on values are the two things that are primarily responsible for the growing mismatch in the parent-child relationship.

— Shiv Khera

She has always been a bystander in family destruction, never realizing she herself possessed the capacity to inflict it.

— Curtis Sittenfeld, The Man of My Dreams

Which has left me with a healthy respect and fondness for higher education that those of my friends and family who attended universities were cured of long ago.

— Neil Gaiman, The View from the Cheap Seats: Selected Nonfiction

Men… be the man of your home.. Love your family and protect your wives… so at the end of the day… it wont matter if you live in a cardboard box… the love between you will always be enough.

— Erica Stone

I know family comes first, but shouldn’t that mean after breakfast?

— Jeff Lindsay, Dearly Devoted Dexter

We must stop seeing the natural world as a commodity and start seeing it as we would see a family member, something to love, protect, care for, and cherish.

— Barry Babcock, TEACHERS IN THE FOREST: Essays from the last wilderness in Mississippi Headwaters Country

Happiness is determined by factors like your health, your family relationships and friendships, and above all by feeling that you are in control of how you spend your time.

— Daniel Kahneman

Like all my family and class, I considered it a sign of weakness to show affection; to have been caught kissing my mother would have been a disgrace, and to have shown affection for my father would have been a disaster.

— Agnes Smedley

There is a soak-the-rich attitude in the air, a feeling that if you have a lot of money you must have got it by some ghastly means. I can quite happily say there was never any family money. All the money we got was mine, just from writing books.

— Terry Pratchett

The idea that skiing might not be fun, might not be for everyone, had never occurred to me. Where I come from, the sport signified pleasure, nature, family happiness.

— Siri Hustvedt

At my core, what I think we need to do is to get the basics right again. We need to rebuild our family structure, stay away from redefining marriage, and stand by marriage as a union between a man and a woman.

— Sam Brownback

Why can’t I remember our family Christmas, or a warm spring day, or anything that might have been pleasant? It is as though the filter of recall is itself altered, so that it blocks out everything but the darkest colors of the spectrum.

— Caroline Kettlewell, Skin Game

Through the years you, the Delaware State family and your predecessors, have faced many challenges. You worked through them with fierce determination and good will, and you have made great progress.

— Michael N. Castle

Writing is a pleasure but family is a blessing!

— Prentiss Grant, I Love You, Goodbye

Building a family is an entrepreneurial experience. No doubt about it. The family is the greatest and most important enterprise on earth. Lead yours with passion and joy!

— Richie Norton

I love my family so much that it brings tears to my eyes.

— Diana Jaber

So what did it matter where she came from? Who-or what-her parents were? Everyone’s family was messed up in some way including my own. And she was still the same Ariane.

— Stacey Kade, The Rules

We believed in our idea – a family park where parents and children could have fun- together.

— Walt Disney

My family isn’t really all that different from anyone else’s. Well, maybe they’re a bit more entertaining.

— David Sedaris

I have learned so many things from my mother about the right upbringing, the right values, value for money, value for elders, for family members. I think these things only a parent can teach you.

— Karisma Kapoor

Pegasus’s dad was poseidon, the god of the sea, and his mom was Medusa, and evil Gorgon who had fangs and lizard skin and living snakes for hair. And you thought your family was weird.

— Evan Kuhlman, The Last Invisible Boy

I love to run, but training can be hard, especially with a family and a crazy travel schedule. I often do sprints with my kids, where they bike and I run along side them so we can ‘race’ each other for a quarter-mile or shorter repeats.

— Summer Sanders

My family was my guide to my reality.

— Haywood Nelson

Oh! This’ll impress you – I’m actually in the Abnormal Psychology textbook. Obviously my family is so proud. Keep in mind though, I’m a PEZ dispenser and I’m in the abnormal Psychology textbook. Who says you can’t have it all?

— Carrie Fisher, Wishful Drinking

My whole life whether it be long or short shall be devoted to your service and the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong. But I shall not have the strength to carry out this resolution alone unless you join in it with me.

— Queen Elizabeth II

The core of any family is what is changeless, what is going to be there──shared vision and values.

— Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

A family can be the bane of one’s existence. A family can also be most of the meaning of one’s existence. I don’t know whether my family is bane or meaning, but they have surely gone away and left a large hole in my heart.

— Keri Hulme, The Bone People

I have frequently been questioned, especially by women, of how I could reconcile family life with a scientific career. Well, it has not been easy.

— Marie Curie

What is called family pride is often founded on the illusion of self-love. A man wishes to perpetuate and immortalize himself.

— Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America Volume 1

There’s a wonderful family called Stein There’s Gert and there’s Epp and there’s Ein: Gert’s poems are bunk Epp’s statues are junk And no one can understand Ein.

— Anonymous

If I’m dancing, or teaching, or having a family I would want to live life to the fullest as possible.

— Lacey Schwimmer

In my kids’ school, the married family is an anomaly… which I do think is sad. I do believe in marriage.

— Marcia Gay Harden

Why can’t life always be lived under the stars, ‘ she said, ‘with great music and family and friends?

— Jan Karon

Outside the family circle, papa, I’m glad to say, is entirely unknown. I think that is quite as it should be. The home seems to me to be the proper sphere for the man.

— Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest

Most of Planned Parenthood’s work focuses on health care for low-income women: things like screenings for breast cancer and diabetes, and family planning.

— Campbell Brown

My best career decision was probably not giving up when I wanted to. God as well as my family and friends were there for me during my toughest times.

— Jeremy Lin

I’m trying to raise the awareness of the troops that, when they deploy and go to war, it’s not just them at war – it’s also their family. Their family is having to go through all the hardships and the stresses.

— Chris Kyle

It is only the strong Christian family unit that can survive the coming world holocaust.

— Billy Graham, Billy Graham in Quotes

My family is my vulnerability.

— Deyth Banger

Everyone needs a house to live in, but a supportive family is what builds a home.

— Anthony Liccione

A family is a mystery.

— Sharon Olds

The dark uneasy world of family life – where the greatest can fail and the humblest succeed.

— Randall Jarrell

The best use of family was having it in front of other people.

— Julia Pierpont, Among the Ten Thousand Things

You become a man when you give your family the best of who you are.

— Carew Papritz, The Legacy Letters: his Wife, his Children, his Final Gift

I am so excited to let fans in on how important my relationship with my family is to me. I hope to motivate mothers and daughters to build lifetimes of memories together and inspire kids around the world to live their dreams.

— Miley Cyrus

He loved her for what she was – rich. He worshiped the ground her family struck oil on.

— Anonymous

I was pissed that I couldn’t go out and celebrate like someone turning twenty-one typically would, so I wore black hair to show my family just how pissed off I was.

— Amanda Maxlyn, What’s Left of Me

A man should never neglect his family for business.

— Walt Disney

We had been two sides of the same coin, attached by a force stronger than family or friends. We had been one.

— Robin M. King, Memory of Monet

I was a vegetarian first. I had high blood pressure at 27, everybody in my family died of cancer, and I knew it was in the food, so I changed my diet.

— John Salley

Thank you to everyone that has made me the athlete I am! God, family and friends, my competitors and supporters! You have all had a hand!

— Oscar Pistorius

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

This was when it hit him! The thought of losing his entire family in one day suddenly made his heart ache in a way that he didn’t think could be possible.

— Grace Kagni, Matteo’s Challenge

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

— George Burns

Careers are not made in a family business, they are born – by patricide. Then they die from neglect, and avoid the tragedy of being put out of business.

— Bauvard, Some Inspiration for the Overenthusiastic

Step-parents, those fairy tale villains, Have been given a bad name.They’re easy targets.When the family goes awryHow easy to blame them.I was blessed by the right steps…

— Eileen Granfors

Sometimes we control our family members because we idolize and idealize our perfect plan over the journey that God has laid out for them. (p. 56)

— Mary E. DeMuth, Wall Around Your Heart

And, as always, I thank my family who are an amazing network of support.

— Laisha Rosnau, Notes on Leaving

There is little less trouble in governing a private family than a whole kingdom.

— Michel Montaigne

92% of respondents reported that a positive recommendation from a friend, family member, or someone they trust is the biggest influence on whether they buy a product or service.

— Paul M. Rand, Highly Recommended: Harnessing the Power of Word of Mouth and Social Media to Build Your Brand and Your Business

The break of a family is the break of society.

— Lailah Gifty Akita, Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

Listening over and over to the voices through a family of instruments allowed us to recognize and appreciate the dignity and uniqueness of each living thing in the meadow and forest.

— Terry Tempest Williams, When Women Were Birds: Fifty-four Variations on Voice

When my family did shy away from Indian food, we’d eat a lot of Chinese. We’d use the wok a lot. I never had a problem with Brussels sprouts or broccoli growing up. I always grew up with the mentality of finishing your plate.

— Parvesh Cheena

What I miss most about Mexico isn’t the food or the customs it’s my family and the way we’d all sit around chatting together.

— Javier Hernandez

I put my family first, and that’s why for a long time, you didn’t see me dating or hear about me dating or hear about me out. I had other focuses in my life, and that would be my family and my work.

— Kimora Lee Simmons

There’s nothing more uplifting like the joy of waking up every morning knowing your family is safe from the perils of our society”.

— Abdulazeez Henry Musa, Cybersex: A Nightmare of the 21st Century: The Rebirth of Armageddon

Lie detection is like language there is a learning window. Telling whoppers to small children seems to be a family tradition in many families.

— Keith Henson

Studies have shown that since women have had access to the pill and family planning measures, they have made huge gains in both wages and in careers that were dominated by men.

— Jennifer Granholm

This is wonderful, wonderful! Be the bird. You are the bird. Sacrifice yourself to abandoned family values….

— Laurie Halse Anderson, Speak

I come from a family where gravy is considered a beverage.

— Erma Bombeck

My family was too precious to forget, and too rare to replace.

— Ji-li Jiang, Red Scarf Girl

Her family was a relay team racing toward Tomorrowland, but her father died, and in their shock they kept losing the baton.

— Stacy Bierlein, A Vacation on the Island of Ex-Boyfriends

Christmas: the one time of year when you can’t avoid the nuts in your family muesli.

— Charles Stross, Overtime

Abortion is an attack on the family and the humanity that unites us all.

— Alveda King

It’s very hard to grow up in a perfect family when you’re not perfect.

— E.L. James, Fifty Shades of Grey

If you do not believe in your product or service enough to offer it to your own family and friends, then you should question the value of what you are selling.

— Zig Ziglar, Secrets of Closing the Sale

Look, I think Hispanic community – the values that resonate in our community are fundamentally conservative. They are faith, family and patriotism.

— Ted Cruz

The literature has only these words of comfort for a patient and her family at this stage. Remember, there is still a living spirit inside this diminished person, the spirit of someone you love.

— Dan Gasby, Before I Forget: Love, Hope, Help, and Acceptance in Our Fight Against Alzheimer’s

Any man, ” she muttered, “who wanted to marry into the Hathaway family after this should be shut away in an institution.” “Marriage is an institution, ” he said reasonably, retrieving her gown from the floor.

— Lisa Kleypas, Mine Till Midnight

Righteous marriage is a commandment and an essential step in the process of creating a loving family relationship that can be perpetuated beyond the grave.

— David A. Bednar

My family background was deeply Christian.

— Abbe Pierre

We cannot let the future of our children be decided by their zip codes and family incomes.

— Sharad Vivek Sagar

We were never the family that ordered pizza, and my mom never came home with a bucket of fried chicken. My mom always made home-cooked meals. We always sat down at the dinner table as a family.

— Haylie Duff

I grew up in a family where the women were just nuts. They didn’t stand around in cardigans making polite conversation while they chopped tomatoes.

— Nadia Giosia

God did not intend the human family to be wafted to heaven on flowery beds of ease.

— Frank Knox

The freer a society is, the more it leaves the family alone.

— Peter Hitchens, The Abolition of Britain: From Winston Churchill to Princess Diana

Italians come to ruin most generally in three ways, women, gambling, and farming. My family chose the slowest one.

— Pope John XXIII