Family Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Family

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I come from a really big family, my father was a businessman and what he always instilled in us was to be your own boss. My father built up his business, and he was by no means a rich man, but he figured out how to work four-and-a-half days a week.
~By Tony Shalhoub ~


I'm from the Midwest, and I loved my family. I had a very good time as a child, but I was also - I have a theory about Jews growing up in the Midwest, that there is an ultimately sort of wonderful avoidance of a lot of things, and a great acceptance of whatever is happening.
~By Bob Balaban ~


Head Start is designed to ensure that all children - regardless of their family's income, race, or ethnic background - are able to enter kindergarten ready to learn.
~By Lucille Roybal Allard ~


With millions of family wage manufacturing jobs lost since 2001, we need an energy bill that takes bold action to tap into American ingenuity in order to lead the world in new clean energy technology, rather than playing catch-up to the Japanese, Danish, and Germans.
~By Jay Inslee ~


Everyone has a responsibility towards this larger family of man, but especially if you're privileged, that increases your responsibility.
~By Susan Sarandon ~


You know this old style of American family series? Well, I sit there and cry.
~By Graham Kennedy ~


Lie detection is like language; there is a learning window. Telling whoppers to small children seems to be a family tradition in many families.
~By Keith Henson ~


Then I would have an occasional cigarette and then I started back dipping. I started dipping last year. My family has asked me again to stop, and I'm trying my best to do that.
~By Payne Stewart ~


Those expressions are omitted which can not with propriety be read aloud in the family.
~By Thomas Bowdler ~


It is from the traditional family that we absorb those universal ideals and principles which are the teaching of Jesus, the bedrock of our religious faith. We are taught the difference between right and wrong, and about the law, just punishment and discipline.
~By Kamisese Mara ~


I always, always liked children... I was very afraid of them before. Because I never really grew up, I mean, with a lot of little kids around. Even though I am from a kind of Italian family, I never really grew up with a lot of little kids around.
~By Steve Burns ~


Because my parents, growing up, they worked hard. Everyone in my family woke up early in the morning. I used to see my mother and my father go off to work, and come back and, no matter what, they had time for the kids.
~By Herschel Walker ~


The only people I have seen who have been truly pushing for the truth are the family members.
~By Sibel Edmonds ~


Working on the themes I was interested in, through the context of a particular family, was a very economical way of dealing with a lot of the issues I was concerned with.
~By Atom Egoyan ~


I loved the logistical reality of a guy who wants to take over the world, yet who has a family too.
~By Mike Myers ~


Americans try to talk about positive family values, although the actual state of things is disastrous.
~By Vladimir Zhirinovsky ~


When trouble comes, it's your family that supports you.
~By Guy Lafleur ~


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


Loyalty to the family must be merged into loyalty to the community, loyalty to the community into loyalty to the nation, and loyalty to the nation into loyalty to mankind. The citizen of the future must be a citizen of the world.
~By Thomas Cochrane ~


There is also work to do in the evolution of a stable family life and values, and in ensuring that the Nigerian family is built on core values that will form the bedrock of the future society. We must showcase the ideals of family life and be models of family values.
~By Ibrahim Babangida ~


One thing I always heard from the begining when I talked about this being a movie - was that the rule is that animated movies don't work unless they're Disney movies for kids. Unless they're family movies.
~By Mike Judge ~


I talked to members of my family, and did some personal research that didn't really have anything to do with the time and place I was writing about, but that gave me a feeling of the experience of being black in a time and place where it was very difficult to be black.
~By Octavia Butler ~


I pretend I'm one of the royal family when I'm in a hotel and that the hotel belongs to me - it is a palace.
~By Martin Short ~


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


If our society continues to support basic research on how living organisms function, it is likely that my great grandchildren will be spared the agony of losing family members to most types of cancer.
~By Paul D. Boyer ~


I play a guy who believes he's a king. He's the most common man in the world; in fact his family, like his suits, are just make-up. It's about dysfunctional people and dysfunctional relationships.
~By James Caan ~


For me, the toughest thing for kids to deal with is when the parents are fighting. It's not violence on them - it's the feeling of violence in the family.
~By Avi Arad ~


At the age of 16 I was already dreaming of having a baby because I felt myself to be an adult, but my mum forbid it. Right now, I feel like a teenager and I want to have fun for one or two more years before starting a family.
~By Milla Jovovich ~


People were incredibly kind to our family and went out of their way to help.
~By Kazuo Ishiguro ~


An increasing number of Canadians must juggle the demands of work with the need to care for children, or for family members who are ill or too frail to care for themselves. Our programs have simply not kept pace with these societal changes.
~By Kim Campbell ~


I have a project at HBO and one at the Family Channel coming that are being looked at. Aside from that I am not doing much more than playing golf and some skiing.
~By Gil Gerard ~


All what we hope for is that a day will come, when we have all gone, when people will say that this man has tried, and his family tried. This is all there is to seek in this world.
~By King Hussein I ~


In the bosom of her respectable family resided Camilla.
~By Fanny Burney ~


In that I found being able to talk to my family about my feelings, praying for strength and realizing that our lives have a deep purpose and the journey of our lives is to find out what that is and express it, was the only way I could have gotten through it.
~By Marlo Thomas ~


Music was around in my family in two ways. My mother would occasionally sing to me, but I was mostly stimulated by the classical music my father had left behind. I had an ear for music, I suppose, so that's what began my interest in music.
~By Tom Glazer ~


I think in terms of family, in terms of relationships, in terms of work, competition to be the favorite, to be the noticed, to be the one - I don't know if it exists for all personalities, but I know for sure it did with me.
~By Marcia Gay Harden ~


We really were a very musical family. Father managed to buy us a small pump organ, and I just loved this instrument.
~By Lawrence Welk ~


The family, that dear octopus from whose tentacles we never quite escape, nor in our innermost hearts never quite wish to.
~By Dodie Smith ~


My early childhood prepared me to be a social psychologist. I grew up in a South Bronx ghetto in a very poor family. From Sicilian origin, I was the first person in my family to complete high school, let alone go to college.
~By Philip Zimbardo ~


Those songs are about getting out; they're not about getting out of family. It wasn't about how family life was curtailing because I didn't know family life.
~By Bob Geldof ~


Some of the most important conversations I've ever had occurred at my family's dinner table.
~By Bob Ehrlich ~


I have a friend who is around my age, a little younger, and she's gay and came out to her own community when she was younger but not to her family and to the community at large.
~By Laura Innes ~


Family traditions counter alienation and confusion. They help us define who we are; they provide something steady, reliable and safe in a confusing world.
~By Susan Lieberman ~


The romantic idea is that everybody around a writer must suffer for his talent. I think a writer is a citizen of humanity, part of his nation, part of his family. He may have to make some compromises.
~By Irwin Shaw ~


The left sees nothing but bigotry and superstition in the popular defense of the family or in popular attitudes regarding abortion, crime, busing, and the school curriculum.
~By Christopher Lasch ~


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.
~By Ron Chernow ~


But this is called show business, not show family.
~By Alice Barrett ~


One can make a case that says that since 85% of children being brought up in single family homes are being brought up by women that about 85% of elementary school teachers should be males to balance out the feminization that the boys and girls receive.
~By Warren Farrell ~


And the American people are the greatest people in the world. What makes America the greatest nation in the world is the heart of the American people: hardworking, innovative, risk-taking, God- loving, family-oriented American people.
~By Mitt Romney ~


I think everybody had difficulties with that dynamic, turning the family into a band and being constantly together. So everybody, as individuals. had things to sort out.
~By Andrea Corr ~


Even then, our family was extraordinary, with ten kids.
~By Mink Stole ~


My family got all over me because they said Bush is only for the rich people. Then I reminded them, 'Hey, I'm rich'.
~By Charles Barkley ~


For a time during the 1980s the Royal Family were not just the most influential family in Britain but probably in Europe and Prince Charles specifically was very much like a defacto Cabinet member and what he said actually had impact on public policy.
~By Andrew Morton ~


The other thing is quality of life; if you have a place where you can go and have a picnic with your family, it doesn't matter if it's a recession or not, you can include that in your quality of life.
~By Jim Fowler ~


The lover of life makes the whole world into his family, just as the lover of the fair sex creates his from all the lovely women he has found, from those that could be found, and those who are impossible to find.
~By Charles Baudelaire ~


The results of this survey are shocking and should be a wake-up call to men and women that drinking and smoking too much not only gives you a bad headache in the morning but can affect your ability to start a family.
~By Ann Robinson ~


My wife, my family, my friends - they've all taught me things about love and what that emotion really means. In a nutshell, loving someone is about giving, not receiving.
~By Nicholas Sparks ~


Family farms and small businesses are the backbone of our communities.
~By Tom Allen ~


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.
~By Brad Bird ~


Half of all women who are sexually active, but do not want to get pregnant, need publicly funded services to help them access public health programs like Medicaid and Title X, the national family planning program.
~By Louise Slaughter ~


It's nice to have some distance with your family. As long as you're closer to them by love.
~By Olivier Martinez ~


This country was founded on a core set of family values. These values should not be discouraged and blatantly undermined by the airing of offensive material on broadcast television and radio.
~By Kenny Marchant ~


I have three kids and a wife, and any moments that aren't dedicated to working on this film in some way, or family, are immediately reserved for sleep.
~By Brad Bird ~


I'm more selective now I've got a family. I don't want to work all the time. My daughter's 12; I don't want to miss out on her life. Soon she'll be a teenager; she won't want me around.
~By Julie Walters ~


We put together a one-sentence petition asking Congress to censure President Clinton and move on to other pressing issues. We sent it to under 100 friends and family, and within a week we had 100,000 people sign the petition.
~By Joan Blades ~


The men were all scumbags, but the whole point of the film is to show the development of that. Each guy is going in there to have a good time. By and large, these men are career men, family men, and you just see the deterioration of them.
~By Taylor Dane ~


The film is a romance with songs and dances, aimed at a family audience.
~By Sanjay Dutt ~


A family on the throne is an interesting idea. It brings down the pride of sovereignty to the level of petty life.
~By Walter Bagehot ~


Education in my family was not merely emphasized, it was our raison d'etre.
~By Steven Chu ~


The man who bears my name, and who claims to be me, was born on July 15, 1865, the sixth in a family of seven. He was an ugly child, and remained ugly till his eighteenth year, when his looks gradually improved.
~By Laurence Housman ~


Let the machine take care of the machines, and I'll go spend more time with my family, or golf.
~By Mark Goddard ~


I always wanted to be a farmer. There is a tradition of that in my family.
~By Bjork ~


When they talk about family values, it's in a repressive way, as if our American tradition were only the Puritan tradition or the 19th century oppressive tradition. The Christian tradition.
~By James Hillman ~


If you come from a normal family, you immediately start playing the role of a boy, a girl a man or a woman, but I'm sure you'll agree with me that those are only roles, limited roles, at that.
~By John Lone ~


Ridley and I talk every day. Our family is very close because we're from North England.
~By Tony Scott ~


You all know that I have been sustained throughout my life by three saving graces - my family, my friends, and a faith in the power of resilience and hope. These graces have carried me through difficult times and they have brought more joy to the good times than I ever could have imagined.
~By Elizabeth Edwards ~


Men have looked upon the desert as barren land, the free holding of whoever chose; but in fact each hill and valley in it had a man who was its acknowledged owner and would quickly assert the right of his family or clan to it, against aggression.
~By T. E. Lawrence ~


I want our government to encourage and protect freedom as well as our traditions of faith and family.
~By Jesse Helms ~


The death tax robs parents of the opportunity to pass something along to their children, and it is responsible for destroying a lot of family-owned businesses.
~By Mac Thornberry ~


When I'm not working, my family and I have a house in the San Juan Islands. We've been here since '94.
~By Elizabeth Pena ~


I managed to take a family trip to the Bahamas and it was quite lovely.
~By Jackie Collins ~


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.
~By Christopher Lasch ~


I come from a family of great readers and storytellers.
~By Katherine Dunn ~


I prefer to write music for family films. I like people.
~By Alex North ~


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.
~By Ellen Barkin ~


I was actually very pleased that they let me do it, because I feel very deeply for breast cancer survivors. I don't have it, but it is in my family. I've always been very aware of it. I go for mammograms and checkups.
~By Erika Slezak ~


When I was a child I had a best friend who lived across the road from me. When her mother died unexpectedly it was like losing a member of my own family. I think I am still affected by the memory of that loss.
~By Margaret Mahy ~


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


Everyone in my family is in the film business; I knew I wanted to be creative and it was important in my family to be artistic.
~By Sofia Coppola ~


I always knew I was going to be a family man.
~By Rick Schroder ~


I went through a period of great rebellion within my family, when I was about 9 or 10. I was mad, I had no focus, had no real interest in anything, and so I started to do things that were just rebellious and stupid.
~By Kevin Spacey ~


One of the things that binds us as a family is a shared sense of humor.
~By Ralph Fiennes ~


My family is a part of my life and everything is all a mixture of enjoyment.
~By Davy Jones ~


Disney was a family film studio. I was supposed to be their young, leading man. After they found out I was involved with someone, that was the end of Disney.
~By Tommy Kirk ~


My family is involved and my wife Brenda is a great, great writer. She helps me with the writing of everything and also sings with me. I owe a lot to Brenda.
~By Rick Derringer ~


Woman is the salvation or the destruction of the family. She carries its destiny in the folds of her mantle.
~By Henri Frederic Amiel ~


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


Once you agree upon the price you and your family must pay for success, it enables you to ignore the minor hurts, the opponent's pressure, and the temporary failures.
~By Vince Lombardi ~


I don't hide my feelings, but when it comes to illness, I guess I don't panic. My father was the same way. I'm the provider for the family and the caretaker. If I panic, who is anybody going to run to?
~By Curt Schilling ~


I still went to church regularly every Sunday; that is we all went there together. I reverenced the family pew where we had assembled for so many years; and apart from that reason I hold it dear because it is associated in my memory with my mother.
~By Pierre Loti ~

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February 2 ,2023
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