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1. "I think as a child you know when it's time for your parents to split. You realise they love each other, but they're not in love with each other. And I think as a child it's much better for your parents to split than for them to stay and have dysfunction within the family."
Author: Abbie Cornish
2. "I don't look at her like she's a bad girl. She just misunderstood sometime, she's a little troubled, she's a little dysfunctional. She's a survivor."
Author: Aida Turturro
3. "People are so accustom to dysfunction that they forget what's healthy and what's not."
Author: Alexandra Elle
4. "The dysfunction was not the character of one person, it was the split of family by divorce, with the ripples felt for eternity by bloodline."
Author: Amber Garibay
5. "For an entire wing of the G.O.P., a dysfunctional government, whose only visible activity is mismanaging crises, is not an embarrassment but the vindication of a worldview."
Author: Amy Davidson
6. "People who come from dysfunctional families are not destined for a dysfunctional life."
Author: Bo Bennett
7. "If a decision-making process is flawed and dysfunctional, decisions will go awry."
Author: Carly Fiorina
8. "Who the hell ain't dysfunctional these days? When the Kennedys straighten out, then maybe the rest of us should worry."
Author: Cathie Pelletier
9. "It's my opinion, with some people, just knowing they are alone, living inside of their own miserable, self hating, dysfunctional mind, with their own immature, insecure, self pitying self is its own revenge. Their existence is their karma."
Author: Colleen Truscott Fry
10. "You talked to your mother about Duncan's erectile dysfunction?" He glared down at her. "Has he considered taking your TV away?"
Author: Dana Marie Bell
11. "I used to teach acting in a maximum security men's prison. I worked with guys with the most dysfunctional behavior problems. I probably learned more there than from my prestigious theater degree."
Author: Diane Farr
12. "If increased meta-knowledge is not counter-balanced by a corresponding growth in consciousness then the likelihood of psycho-spiritual dysfunction is great."
Author: Eckhart Tolle
13. "Ego-identification with things creates attachment to things, which in turn creates our consumer society and economic structures where the only measure of progress is always more. The unchecked striving for more, for endless growth, is a dysfunction and a disease. It is the same dysfunction the cancerous cell manifests, whose only goal is to multiply itself, unaware that it is bringing about its own destruction by destroying the organism of which it is a part. Some economists are so attached to the notion of growth that they can't let go of that word, so they refer to recession as a time of "negative growth"."
Author: Eckhart Tolle
14. "If the structures of the human mind remain unchanged, we will always end up re-creating the same world, the same evils, the same dysfunction."
Author: Eckhart Tolle
15. "Dysfunctional co-dependent relationships always appeal to me. I don't know exactly how it started. I start writing sketches of characters and little scene-lets, and then it builds."
Author: Elizabeth Meriwether
16. "My hand is stroking the back of Nan's head, my mind racing with every possible scenario. Daniel announced he's gay. Daniel has Erectile Dysfunction. Daniel confessed to being a vampire and not being able to have sex with her because he might kill her."
Author: Huntley Fitzpatrick
17. "Nope, Ali's waiting on you. He's in there watching some cockamamie show about a dysfunctional family that makes duck calls."
Author: James Patterson
18. "Besides great climates and lovely beaches, California and Greece share a fondness for dysfunctional politics and feckless budgeting."
Author: James Surowiecki
19. "Seeing our VH-1 Behind the Music shows just how dysfunctional some of the moments of the band were but this new line-up has put the fun back in dysfunction."
Author: James Young
20. "The dark book has been terribly popular. Dark characters, dysfunction, and all sorts of things from reality that are true in our world."
Author: Jan Karon
21. "I've been the queen of dysfunction and made every mistake one can make."
Author: Janice Dickinson
22. "A hotel is a temporary aquarium for people. That's why I travel with a fishing pole, and erectile dysfunction medicine."
Author: Jarod Kintz
23. "Chronically dysfunctioning families are also delusional. Delusion is sincere denial."
Author: John Bradshaw
24. "I hate that word dysfunction."
Author: Jonathan Franzen
25. "An obsessive attention to the news, I've realized, only serves to paint a picture of the world as a throbbing blob of dysfunction, most news falling somewhere on a scale from disappointing to calamitous."
Author: Josh Radnor
26. "There was plenty of dysfunction in my family and I went to Catholic School with these psychotic nuns. I would always try to be funny to lighten the mood."
Author: Julie Brown
27. "I've learned that a family can have little glitches without being labeled dysfunctional."
Author: Kathy Najimy
28. "For some in Washington, it's become sport to pick on the federal workforce. I think they do so unjustly. The very foundation of a stable America is having a government that functions well. Many countries have dysfunctional governments, because they don't have a good government workforce."
Author: Ken Salazar
29. "In Limerick, a family that was dysfunctional was one who could afford to drink but didn't."
Author: Malachy McCourt
30. "Aldrich bears witness to the tail-end of the disintegration of that most storied of American dynasties, the Astors. Growing up at Rokeby, the crumbling, 43-room family mansion on the Hudson River, she had ample opportunity to observe and participate in the eccentricities of her once mighty clan. Interweaving recollections from her dysfunctional childhood and tales of glories past, she accurately captures and communicates the madness and malaise that have infected many members of the last few generations of Astors."
Author: Margaret Flanagan
31. "Religion was no cure for dysfunction."
Author: Marjorie M. Liu
32. "A dysfunctional family is any family with more than one person in it."
Author: Mary Karr
33. "My mother, whom I love dearly, has continually revised my life story within the context of a complicated family history that includes more than the usual share of divorce, step-children, dysfunction, and obfuscation. I've spent most of my adult life attempting to deconstruct that history and separate fact from fiction."
Author: Melissa Gilbert
34. "Children in dysfunctional homes at risk of abuse are kept in danger for too long because politically correct rules mean we won't challenge unfit parents."
Author: Michael Gove
35. "We have a dysfunctional dream of the planet, and humans are mentally sick with a disease called fear. The symptoms of the disease are all the emotions that make humans suffer: anger, hate, sadness, envy, and betrayal. When the fear is too great, the reasoning mind begins to fail, and we call this mental illness."
Author: Miguel Ruiz
36. "You can see how dysfunctional this Congress is."
Author: Pat Toomey
37. "I'm obsessive. That's the word for me. I obsess - perhaps to the point where it's moderately dysfunctional. I tend to put a book through about 100 revisions. If anything, that's an understatement. If there's another author out there who does this sort of revision, I would really like to meet him. Maybe we could form some sort of support group."
Author: Patrick Rothfuss
38. "I want kids to have a chance to dream of becoming something like I did in my life, and when you're living in a home that's dysfunctional and unhealthy that way, you don't dream like that."
Author: Picabo Street
39. "Which makes Archer and Nick-""Cousins," Archer filled in, still stirring his soup. "Nearly murdered by my own relative. That has to win some kind of medal for dysfunction." Then his expression darkened. "Or maybe it's just family tradition."
Author: Rachel Hawkins
40. "I have worked in every - every Democratic administration since the Kennedy administration, and I know dysfunctionality when I see it."
Author: Richard Holbrooke
41. "So much of young adult literature has turned dark, almost pathological. It's almost as if there is a race to see who can be the most dysfunctional."
Author: Richard Paul Evans
42. "I tell the truth, and I expose myself as a weak, misguided, misdirected, dysfunctional human being I used to be."
Author: Russell Means
43. "You know the definition of a dysfunctional family, don't you? It's any family with more than one member in it."
Author: Sarah Pekkanen
44. "Every family is dysfunctional, whether you want to admit it or not."
Author: Shailene Woodley
45. "We fight a lot, you know, but that's family. We may be dysfunctional but we're still family."
Author: Star Jones
46. "The more civilized a nation, the more conformed its population, until that civilization's last age arrives, when multiplicity wages war with conformity. The former grows ever wilder, ever more dysfunctional in its extremities; whilst the latter seeks to increase its measure of control, until such efforts acquire diabolical tyranny.'- Traveller"
Author: Steven Erikson
47. "We are totally dysfunctional.""I prefer ‘selectively deviant'. But we'll keep that to ourselves."
Author: Sylvia Day
48. "I can hardly find the words to describe the peace I felt when I was acting. My dysfunctional self could actually plug in to another self, not my own, and it felt so good."
Author: Thandie Newton
49. "Passion isn't a path through the woods. Passion is the woods. It's the deepest, wildest part of the forest; the grove where the fairies still dance and obscene old vipers snooze in the boughs. Everybody but the most dried up and dysfunctional is drawn to the grove and enchanted by its mysteries, but then they just can't wait to call in the chain saws and bulldozers and replace it with a family-style restaurant or a new S and L. That's the payoff, I guess. Safety. Security. Certainty. Yes, indeed. Well, remember this, pussy latte: we're not involved in a 'relationship,' you and I, we're involved in a collision. Collisions don't much lend themselves to secure futures..."
Author: Tom Robbins
50. "I know whenever it comes to be really dysfunctional and vile and base and hostile on screen, I'm good at that!"
Author: Werner Herzog

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