Top Family Quotes

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1. "Learn a language of another country and then you can go to that country: a place where the problems of your family will not follow. A language they do not speak."
Author: Alice Sebold
2. "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."
Author: Anne Mallory
3. "When you travel with your family, you may not get the volume of work done you would if you were alone, but you can still do something while recharging. If nothing else, you can gather your own thoughts, write down ideas, observe people around you, and reflect on experiences. Working doesn't always mean putting words on paper."
Author: Barbara DeMarco Barrett
4. "I've hoped for this for so many years, waited for someone to come along whom you could finally love more than your family, someone who would turn you inside-out and toss you off your path,' His mother looked positively gleeful in the face of his misery. 'Someone just like Nicola for you to blow it with."
Author: Bella Andre
5. "I was born into a town and a family and the town ad my family happened to me. I own none of it. It is everyone's. It is shareware. I like it, I like having been a part of it, I would kill or die to protect those who are part of it, but I don not claim exclusivity. Have it Take it from me. Do with is what you will. Make it useful. This is like making electricity from dirt; it is almost too good to be believed, that we can make beauty from this stuff."
Author: Dave Eggers
6. "My whole family has been such a great support, and they're the ones who have kept me grounded and allowed me to be who I am today."
Author: David Archuleta
7. "You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them."
Author: Desmond Tutu
8. "The weaknesses, failures, and sins of our family are the places where we learn that we need grace too. It is there, in those dark mercies, that God teaches us to be humbly dependent. It is there that He draws near to us and sweetly reveals His grace. Paul's suffering teaches us to reinterpret our thorn. Instead of seeing it as a curse, we are to see it as the very thing that keeps us "pinned close to the Lord."
Author: Elyse M. Fitzpatrick
9. "As I was growing up, you know, I'm a white Jewish American born to Holocaust parents. My father fled Nazi Germany in 1939 and my mother's family had fled the czars of Russia before that."
Author: Eugene Jarecki
10. "Family: A social unit where the father is concerned with parking space, the children with outer space, and the mother with closet space."
Author: Evan Esar
11. "The rest of the family tree had a root system soggy with alcohol... One aunt had fallen asleep with her face in the mashed potatoes at Thanksgiving dinner; another's fondness for Coors was so unwavering that I can still remember the musky smell of the beer and the coldness of the cans. Most of the men drank the way all Texas men drank, or so I believed, which meant that they were tough guys who could hold their liquor until they couldn't anymore--a capacity that often led to some cloudy version of doom, be it financial ruin or suicide or the lesser betrayal of simple estrangement. Both social drinkers, my parents had eluded these tragic endings; in the postwar Texas of suburbs and cocktails, their drinking was routine but undramatic."
Author: Gail Caldwell
12. "Luther says that vocations are a "mask from God. That is, God hides Himself in the workplace, the family, the Church, and the seemingly secular society"
Author: Gene Edward Veith Jr.
13. "All through my young life I wanted to sing, although nobody in my family knew it."
Author: Gloria Gaynor
14. "He who hate royality, does not belong to royal family."
Author: Hamzat Haruna Ribah
15. "When you're a kid, if you watch 'The Jeffersons' with your family at seven o'clock, it seems like a natural phenomenon, like the sun setting. The universe is a strange, strange place when all of a sudden you can't use your glass with the Bionic Woman on it any more."
Author: Heather O'Neill
16. "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."
Author: Hilda Solis
17. "I didn't bother to explain about the glitter in my hair. I figured they could think it was a family trait. We all glittered, just like the Cullens in Twilight."
Author: Janette Rallison
18. "Homework is the new family dinner."
Author: Jennifer Senior
19. "Cal says that humans are made from the nuclear ash of dead stars. He says that when I die, I'll return to dust, glitter,rain. If thats true, I want to be buried right here under this tree. Its roots will reach into the soft mess of my body and suck me dry. I'll be re-formed as apple blossom. I'll drift down in the spring like confetti and cling to my family's shoes. They'll carry me in their pockets to help them sleep. What dreams will they have then?"
Author: Jenny Downham
20. "I think someone in the union has the right to a private vote, and that's why I'm anti-card check. I grew up in a union family. My grandfather was a coal miner; he was in the union."
Author: Jim Renacci
21. "Mother is a humble woman. Very, very humble. She toils at a small café one hour distance from our home. She presents food and drink to customers there, and says to me, "I mount the autobus for an hour to work all day doing things I hate. You want to know why? It is for you, Alexi-stop-spleening-me! One day you will do things for me that you hate. That is what it means to be a family." What she does not clutch is that I already do things for her that I hate. I listen to her when she talks to me. I resist complaining about my pygmy allowance. And did I mention that I do not spleen her nearly so much as I desire to? But I do not do these things because we are a family. I do them because they are common decencies. That is an idiom that the hero taught me. I do them because I am not a big fucking asshole. That is another idiom that the hero taught me."
Author: Jonathan Safran Foer
22. "Carlo felt sad losing the companionship of his new friends and thought about how fortunate Americans were to have immigrants in ever-increasing numbers blessing their country with their presence. He realized that as hard-working and industrious as they are, they would in time raise the spiritual level throughout the whole country by sharing their deep faith, their gentle, unselfish spirit, and their beautiful family life."
Author: Joseph F. Girzone
23. "The extremity of her sensitivityimpressed a richly idle princely family,of her discomfort, bothered as she had to beby the absurd softness of the ample beddings,not to mention the pillow piles aggravatingher much lamented acrophobic dis-ease.[from the poem, Princess and the Pea]"
Author: Joseph Stanton
24. "Murders with guns are the No. 1 cause of death for African-American men between the ages of 15 and 34. But talking about race in the context of guns would also mean taking on a subject that can't be addressed by passing a law: the family-breakdown issues that lead too many minority children to find social status and power in guns."
Author: Juan Williams
25. "Our family was too strange and weird for even Santa Claus to come visit... Santa, who was jolly - but, let's face it, he was also very judgmental."
Author: Julia Sweeney
26. "My folks ain't graduated from high school or nothing like that, so we always had to struggle in the family - and I come from a big family."
Author: Kendrick Lamar
27. "I don't just come from a musical family, but from a musical community."
Author: Lesley Garrett
28. "You don't pay back your parents. You can't. The debt you owe them gets collected by your children, who hand it down in turn. It's a sort of entailment. Or if you don't have children of the body, it's left as a debt to your common humanity. Or to your God, if you possess or are possessed by one.The family economy evades calculation in the gross planetary product. It's the only deal I know where, when you give more than you get, you aren't bankrupted - but rather, vastly enriched."
Author: Lois McMaster Bujold
29. "Family culture is the manifestation of your priorities — not what you say, not what you wish were true, but what you actually do on a daily basis. You create your family culture with your choices."
Author: Lori McWilliam Pickert
30. "I like to be home every night with my family."
Author: Lou Ferrigno
31. "I am standing here in the shed, and I'm waiting to see if my seeds are going to poke out ofthe dirt. I don't know if it's too early to look for signs of life or if, this time, winter has claimed my family for good."
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
32. "Time, not money, is your biggest asset in life. You need time to invest in relationships (with yourself and your family) or to chase your passion."Think again" if you are still trading off time for money.Let your money work for you. You don't work for money. That is exactly what Financial Freedom is..."
Author: Manoj Arora
33. "I learned from Francis Ford Coppola to treat the company like your family."
Author: Mary Stuart Masterson
34. "But Christmas was home, was safe, was the idea of family that I carried around with me the rest of the year, even as I recognized it didn't quite match up with reality."
Author: Melanie Benjamin
35. "I say, then, that hereditary States, accustomed to the family of their Prince, are maintained with far less difficulty than new States, since all that is required is that the Prince shall not depart from the usages of his ancestors, trusting for the rest to deal with events as they arise."
Author: Niccolò Machiavelli
36. "Personally, fame never really played any part in our family life."
Author: Oliver Hudson
37. "Family, nature and health all go together."
Author: Olivia Newton John
38. "Never let whats out there in those streets come before your family, you can ALWAYS replace whats out there in those streets, you can NEVER replace your family"
Author: Omar Hickman
39. "I've made a dozen films in the English language. But then, for love, for my family and friends, I returned to Europe... I annoyingly - looking back - turned down films like 007, 'For Your Eyes Only,' written specially for me."
Author: Ornella Muti
40. "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."
Author: Paloma Faith
41. "I have family in Italy that my mother keeps in contact with, but I don't because I don't speak Italian."
Author: Pauly D
42. "So what really works? Treatments in jail do some good, but it's mostly too late: finding a family and a job or just growing older make most prisoners eventually give up crime."
Author: Polly Toynbee
43. "Nut shrugged. "Set had always been Set, for better or worse. But he is still part of our family. It is difficult to lose any member of your family . . . is it not?"
Author: Rick Riordan
44. "The house of Life doesn't trust our family, especially after what Dad and Mom did. Amos said we were raised apart for a reason, so we wouldn't trigger each other's magic.""Bloody awful reason to keep us apart," I muttered."
Author: Rick Riordan
45. "I know who my dad is, I've met him a few times, but I don't even call him dad. I know it sounds horrible, but I don't even see him as part of my family, to be honest. If you want the truth, it doesn't bother me because I don't know any different. I just know that me and my mum, that was my family."
Author: Sally Pearson
46. "I love you, you love me, our family loves us and they're right here beside us. Nothing else matters . So no fears for the future, no fear that you'll fuck it up beyond repair. Life isn't perfect, we aren't perfect, but I'm telling you now, Jocelyn, we're indestructible. Stop shaking, and just marry me."
Author: Samantha Young
47. "Let us tackle the big issues with bold ideas that transform Iowa to accomplish our shared mission to grow Iowa, and realize our shared vision of Iowa as the best place to live, work and raise a family."
Author: Thomas Vilsack
48. "Fuck hope and all the tiny little towns, one-horse towns, the one-stoplight towns, three-bars country-music jukebox-magic parquet-towns, pressure-cooker pot-roast frozen-peas bad-coffee married-heterosexual towns, crying-kids-in-the-Oldsmobile-beat-your-kid-in the-Thriftway-aisles towns, one-bank one-service-station Greyhound-Bus-stop-at-the-Pepsi-Cafe towns, two-television towns, Miracle Mile towns, Viv's Double Wide Beauty Salon towns, schizophrenic-mother towns, buy-yourself-a-handgun towns, sister-suicide towns, only-Injun's-a-dead-Injun towns, Catholic-Protestant-Mormon-Baptist religious-right five-churches Republican-trickle-down-to-poverty family-values sexual-abuse pro-life creation-theory NRA towns, nervous-mother rodeo-clown-father those little-town-blues towns."
Author: Tom Spanbauer
49. "I love my family, I'll do anything for them."
Author: Toni Braxton
50. "My principal motivation is supporting my family, which is not a bad reason for getting up in the morning. That's always been my motivation - to take care of the people who rely on me."
Author: Tony Parsons

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That apple orchard is still in flower," I told myself. "Time has passed it by, leaving it behind in a moment that does not pass. An idea that seems as insane as the beauty of those flowering trees that will never bear fruit. But to believe in it gives a supreme meaning to our lives, our encounters, our loves."Then I caught myself mentally addressing Kira, as on so many occasions during these last twenty years.The truth is, I have never stopped walking beside her along an endless corridor lined with snow-clad boughts."
Author: Andreï Makine

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