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Family Quotes

If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, we have at least to consider the possibility that we have a small aquatic bird of the family anatidae on our hands.
– Douglas Adams
A racially integrated community is a chronological term timed from the entrance of the first black family to the exit of the last white family.
– Saul Alinsky
Rarely do members of the same family grow up under the same roof.
– Richard Bach
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 support concrete and progressive immigration reform based on three primary criteria: family reunification, economic contributions, and humanitarian concerns.
– Jeff Bingaman
Sometimes you struggle so hard to feed your family one way, you forget to feed them the other way, with spiritual nourishment. Everybody needs that.
– James Brown
A loving family provides the foundation children need to succeed, and strong families with a man and a woman - bonded together for life - always have been, and always will be, the key to such families.
– Jim Bunning
To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there.
– Barbara Bush
The other night I ate at a real nice family restaurant. Every table had an argument going.
– George Carlin
Only solitary men know the full joys of frienship. Others have their family; but to a solitary and an exile, his friends are everything.
– Willa Cather
Wart hogs should sue for libel. It is a terrible name and they are fine fellows and devoted family men and it is rare to see one by himself; the little woman and the kiddies are usually close at hand.
– Ilka Chase
When I remember my family, I always remember their backs. They were always indignantly leaving places.
– John Cheever
I live a different way today. I have a family, and they are a priority for me. These days, I no longer wake up in the morning and worry if my bass is tuned properly and practice for hours and hours on end. I don't perform as much, but when I do, there's such magic to working in front of a live audience.
– Stanley Clarke
Some of the things you read you get an immediate reaction to so I've stopped reading things now. I do worry about my family though. Some people do try some nasty things to get at them and try and get a reaction from them.
– Russell Crowe
It's a family that's loaded with grudges and passion. We come from a long line of robbers and highwaymen in Italy, you know. Killers, even.
– Nicolas Cage
Maybe there is no actual place called hell. Maybe hell is just having to listen to our grandparents breathe through their noses when they're eating sandwiches.
– Jim Carrey
The police cannot protect the citizen at this stage of our development, and they cannot even protect themselves in many cases. It is up to the private citizen to protect himself and his family, and this is not only acceptable, but mandatory.
– Jeff Cooper
A woman can take care of the family. It takes a man to provide structure, to provide stability.
– Tom Delay
The fact that I am the dad is the most surprising thing. I love my family very much. And here's the part where I become the cliche father: I have never in my life thought it was possible to feel such deep love, such an incredible connection to this amazing little human being. She's an angel.
– Johnny Depp
Family is the most important thing in the world.
– Princess Diana
What must it be like for a little boy to read that daddy never loved mummy?
– Princess Diana
A man should never neglect his family for business.
– Walt Disney
We believed in our idea - a family park where parents and children could have fun- together.
– Walt Disney
The family is the nucleus of civilization.
– Will Durant
Family life itself, that safest, most traditional, most approved of female choices, is not a sanctuary: It is, perpetually, a dangerous place.
– Margaret Drabble
It's not that our family has no taste, it's just that our family's taste is inconsistent.
– Dave Eggers
Family quarrels are bitter things. They don't go according to any rules. They're not like aches or wounds, they're more like splits in the skin that won't heal because there's not enough material.
– F. Scott Fitzgerald
Family is not an important thing, it's everything.
– Michael J. Fox
If you ever start feeling like you have the goofiest, craziest, most dysfunctional family in the world, all you have to do is go to a state fair. Because five minutes at the fair, you'll be going, 'you know, we're alright. We are dang near royalty.'
– Jeff Foxworthy
He that raises a large family does, indeed, while he lives to observe them, stand a broader mark for sorrow; but then he stands a broader mark for pleasure too.
– Benjamin Franklin
Nixon was the most dishonest individual I have ever met in my life. He lied to his wife, his family, his friends, his colleagues in the Congress, lifetime members of his own political party, the American people and the world.
– Barry M. Goldwater
Life goes by really fast, and it seems that there are times when you're burying a lot of friends and family. And then there are times that feel really precious and everybody is doing okay. This is one of those times.
– Amy Grant
Dignity is not negotiable. Dignity is the honor of the family.
– Vartan Gregorian
When you start about family, about lineage and ancestry, you are talking about every person on earth.
– Alex Haley
I am the family face; flesh perishes, I live on.
– Thomas Hardy
The only sensible ends of literature are, first, the pleasurable toil of writing; second, the gratification of one's family and friends; and lastly, the solid cash.
– Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Bible is the great family chronicle of the Jews.
– Heinrich Heine
A person needs at intervals to separate himself from family and companions and go to new places. He must go without his familiars in order to be open to influences, to change.
– Katharine Butler Hathaway
I am just happy to be part of the Nike family.
– LeBron James
God did not intend the human family to be wafted to heaven on flowery beds of ease.
– Frank Knox
My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard. Mother would come out and say, You're tearing up the grass; We're not raising grass, Dad would reply. We're raising boys.
– Harmon Killebrew
I have other obligations now-the show, my family, my life...though I know that without my sobriety I wouldn't have any of those things.
– Rob Lowe
Without a family, man, alone in the world, trembles with the cold.
– Andre Maurois
Nobody has ever before asked the nuclear family to live all by itself in a box the way we do. With no relatives, no support, we've put it in an impossible situation.
– Margaret Mead
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
My family is more important than my party.
– Zell Miller
There is little less trouble in governing a private family than a whole kingdom.
– Michel de Montaigne
A man ought to live so that everybody knows he is a Christian... and most of all, his family ought to know.
– Dwight L. Moody
The steady expansion of welfare programs can be taken as a measure of the steady disintegration of the Negro family structure over the past generation in the United States.
– Daniel Patrick Moynihan
Family life is too intimate to be preserved by the spirit of justice. It can be sustained by a spirit of love which goes beyond justice.
– Reinhold Niebuhr
Only as far as a man is happily married to himself is he fit for married life and family life in general.
– Novalis
If you want to really know what your friends and family think of you die broke, and then see who shows up for the funeral.
– Gregory Nunn
Family love is messy, clinging, and of an annoying and repetitive pattern, like bad wallpaper.
– P. J. O'Rourke
Never write an advertisement which you wouldn't want your family to read. You wouldn't tell lies to your own wife. Don't tell them to mine.
– David M. Ogilvy
As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live.
– Pope John Paul II
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
My family is the most important thing in the world to me, too, before anything else.
– Dennis Quaid
I have a very good family. I'm very fortunate to have a very good family. I believe very strongly in the family. It's one of the things we have in our platform, is to talk about it.
– Dan Quayle
We will invest in our people, quality education, job opportunity, family, neighborhood, and yes, a thing we call America.
– Dan Quayle
The joke in our family is that we can cry reading the phone book.
– Ron Reagan
So live that you wouldn't be ashamed to sell the family parrot to the town gossip.
– Will Rogers
Actors are one family over the entire world.
– Eleanor Roosevelt
I miss my family, and I like being a tourist when I go back.
– Tim Roth
Leave the President's family business to him. You will have plenty to do without trying to manage the First Family. They are likely to do fine without your help.
– Donald H. Rumsfeld
Let your family, staff, and friends know that you're still the same person, despite all the publicity and notoriety that accompanies your position.
– Donald H. Rumsfeld
It is from the progeny of this parent cell that we all take our looks; we still share genes around, and the resemblance of the enzymes of grasses to those of whales is in fact a family resemblance.
– Lewis Thomas
Acting is just a way of making a living, the family is life.
– Denzel Washington
Family's first, and that's what matters most. We realize that our love goes deeper than the tennis game.
– Serena Williams
Tennis just a game, family is forever.
– Serena Williams
There is no such thing as fun for the whole family.
– Jerry Seinfeld
Your ability to communicate is an important tool in your pursuit of your goals, whether it is with your family, your co-workers or your clients and customers.
– Les Brown
Young actors often don't think of the consequences of doing nudity or sex scenes. They want the role so badly that they agree to be exploited, and then end up embarrassing family, friends, and even strangers.
– Natalie Portman
You never know when some small thing will lead to a big idea. Travel is very inspirational - but it's in the ordinary that I find my themes of love and work and family.
– Adriana Trigiani
You might think that after thousands of years of coming up too soon and getting frozen, the crocus family would have had a little sense knocked into it.
– Robert Benchley
You leave home to seek your fortune and, when you get it, you go home and share it with your family.
– Anita Baker
You know, you only get one family, and you have to make it work.
– Tori Spelling
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
You know, most people, they want to go to Hollywood. They want to be a star. They want to be a rock star. That thought never entered any of our minds, the Van Halen family.
– Eddie Van Halen
You know sit with your arm around a little kid and read. It not only teaches them to read but it keeps the family strong.
– Barbara Bush
You have to defend your honor. And your family.
– Suzanne Vega
You have no idea how humiliating it was, as a boy, to suddenly have all your clothes, your toys, snatched by the bailiff. I mean we were a middle-class family, it's not as if it was happening up and down the street. It made me ashamed, I felt dirty.
– John le Carre
You go through life wondering what is it all about but at the end of the day it's all about family.
– Rod Stewart
You go to a restaurant in the States and kids have these game boards at the table. You don't see that in Italy or Spain. It's not because they can't afford to buy them, it's because that's not what eating together as a family is about.
– Emeril Lagasse
You follow any family around, you're going to see elation, you're going to see disharmony.
– Joan Jett
You don't have to give birth to someone to have a family.
– Sandra Bullock
You don't have a family doctor anymore like you did when you were a kid, who treated you throughout your life.
– Mehmet Oz
You cannot have maternal health without reproductive health. And reproductive health includes contraception and family planning and access to legal, safe abortion.
– Hillary Clinton
You cannot be happy with your family while being personally unhappy with your work. It's a Catch-22 kind of thing.
– Mikhail Baryshnikov
You can say I had a severe case of 'Roots' envy. I wanted to be like Alex Haley, and I wanted to be able to... do my family tree back to the slave ship and then reverse the Middle Passage, as I like to put it, and find the tribe or ethnic group that I was from in Africa.
– Henry Louis Gates
Women's natural role is to be a pillar of the family.
– Grace Kelly
Women know what men have long forgotten. The ultimate economic and spiritual unit of any civilization is still the family.
– Clare Boothe Luce
Women are, in my view, natural peacemakers. As givers and nurturers of life, through their focus on human relationships and their engagement with the demanding work of raising children and protecting family life, they develop a deep sense of empathy that cuts through to underlying human realities.
– Daisaku Ikeda
Woman is the salvation or the destruction of the family. She carries its destiny in the folds of her mantle.
– Henri Frederic Amiel
With the counseling of my family doctor, my mother ended up turning to Weight Watchers and their children's program. I went to weekly meetings, got counseling and would exercise with my peers who were my size. It was the first time I saw a proper children's portion size, and it wasn't two burgers, it was one.
– Ginnifer Goodwin
With all my fans I got a family again.
– Tupac Shakur
With a family of six, there is always something to make, create and do together.
– Heidi Klum
Whole communities are growing up without fathers or male role models. Bringing up a family in the best of circumstances is not easy. To try to do it by placing the entire burden on women - 91% of single-parent families in Britain are headed by the mother, according to census data - is practically absurd and morally indefensible.
– Jonathan Sacks
While I have felt lonely many times in my life, the oddest feeling of all was after my mother, Lucille, died. My father had already died, but I always had some attachment to our big family while she was alive. It seems strange to say now that I felt so lonely, yet I did.
– Bill Murray
While Free Choice Vouchers didn't fulfill my vision of a health care system in which every American would be empowered to hire and fire their insurance company, they were a foothold for choice and competition and a safety valve for Americans whose employers are already forcing them to bear more and more of their family's health insurance costs.
– Ron Wyden
Where would you be without friends? The people to pick you up when you need lifting? We come from homes far from perfect, so you end up almost parent and sibling to your friends - your own chosen family. There's nothing like a really loyal, dependable, good friend. Nothing.
– Jennifer Aniston