Quotes and Sayings about Family



"For all of those willing to help me start a family, I am flattered. I will let you know when I need your help."
- Paula Abdul
(Related: Family, Help, Will)

"When I said I was going to audition for a film, I got a hearty laugh from all my family."
- Victoria Abril
(Related: Family, Film)

"I just thought it was unconscionable for the Congress to insert itself into this debate. We are particularly unqualified to make that decision and to intrude ourselves into the lives of this family."
- Gary Ackerman
(Related: Family, Thought, Decision, Congress, Debate)

"I always had a larger view. I'm interested in real life - my family, my friends. I have tried never to define myself by my success, whatever that is. My happiness is way beyond roles and awards."
- Amy Adams
(Related: Happiness, Life, Family, Success, Awards, Friends)

"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
(Related: Family, Possibility)

"If I were to retire, I would keep my family's interest in the company the same and say, Don't sell."
- Sheldon Adelson
(Related: Family, Company, Interest)

"In the investigation of a neurotic style of life, we must always suspect an opponent, and note who suffers most because of the patient's condition. Usually this is a member of the family."
- Alfred Adler
(Related: Family, Life, Investigation, Style)

"The family is the school of duties - founded on love."
- Felix Adler
(Related: Family, Love, School)

"I thank God, Jesus, and my Grandmother for being able to support myself and my family."
- Steven Adler
(Related: Family, God, Being, Support)

"My family would be supportive if I said I wanted to be a Martian, wear only banana skins, make love to ashtrays, and eat tree bark."
- Casey Affleck
(Related: Family, Love)

"My entire family were Democrats all our lives. But because how furious I was about the previous administration, I turned in my card to become a Republican. I did not want to be known as a Democrat under that person's regime."
- Danny Aiello
(Related: Family, Democrats, Republican, Want)

"I want to make sure that no matter how long I go through this, I don't fall into the trap of changing and modifying how I do things that aren't a positive example. I want to remain somebody that the entire family can listen to or watch."
- Clay Aiken
(Related: Family, Positive, Example, Want)

"I oppose any attempt to grant homosexual unions the same legal privileges that civil government affords to traditional marriage and family life."
- Todd Akin
(Related: Family, Government, Legal, Life, Marriage)

"The things that make me happy most are my family and working."
- Damon Albarn
(Related: Family)

"It was my family that wanted me to be a teacher. That was safe, you see. To be a painter was terrible."
- Josef Albers
(Related: Family)

"Our notion of the perfect society embraces the family as its center and ornament, and this paradise is not secure until children appear to animate and complete the picture."
- Amos Bronson Alcott
(Related: Family, Society, Children, Paradise)

"Am I calm all the time? That is a question to ask my mother. I am very happy in my home. I have a good family, that gives me something extra."
- Jean Alesi
(Related: Family, Home, Time, Mother, Question)

"When I go back to France now I spend all the my time with press and sponsors. I do not have a lot of time to spend at home with my family."
- Jean Alesi
(Related: Family, Home, Time, France, Now, Press)

"My family pleaded with me to forget literature and do something sensible, such as find some sort of useful work."
- Lloyd Alexander
(Related: Family, Work, Forget, Literature)

"After seven years of writing - and working many jobs to support my family - I finally got published."
- Lloyd Alexander
(Related: Family, Jobs, Support, Writing, Years)

"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
(Related: Family, Community, First)

"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."
- Lucille Roybal Allard
(Related: Family, Children, Income, Race)

"I don't have to look up my family tree, because I know that I'm the sap."
- Fred Allen
(Related: Family)

"Smartness runs in my family. When I went to school I was so smart my teacher was in my class for five years."
- Gracie Allen
(Related: Family, Class, School, Years)

"Our family was very fond of the University of Iowa. We thought it was a good place to go."
- James Van Allen
(Related: Family, Thought, University)

"If we had loads of money as a family, things would be different and they'd come to visit more and I'd get to spend more time here. But I'm laying down roots in America so when I'm there, just being at home, it's harder to break away from that."
- Rick Allen
(Related: Money, Time, Family, Home, America, Being, Visit)

"Family farms and small businesses are the backbone of our communities."
- Tom Allen
(Related: Family)

"I was born in ancient times, at the end of the world, in a patriarchal Catholic and conservative family. No wonder that by age five I was a raging feminist - although the term had not reached Chile yet, so nobody knew what the heck was wrong with me."
- Isabel Allende
(Related: Age, Family, Conservative, End, Wonder, World, Wrong)

"Well, I've had to deal with everything in my life... leavin' the family, learnin' what not and what to do."
- Luther Allison
(Related: Family, Life)

"For our immediate family and relatives, Canada was a land of opportunity."
- Sidney Altman
(Related: Family, Opportunity, Canada, Land, Relatives)

"In a family business, you grow up with close contact to the business, whatever it is, and the beer business is certainly a very social type of business."
- Carlos Alvarez
(Related: Business, Family, Beer)

"I leave CNN with the utmost respect, love and admiration for the company and everyone who works here. This has been my family and shared endeavor for the past 27 years, and I am forever grateful and proud of all that we have accomplished."
- Christiane Amanpour
(Related: Family, Love, Admiration, Company, Past, Respect, Years)

"Right now I just want to chill for a while. Take a hiatus from all the craziness. To clean my house, see my family. Just see some movies and pick some strawberries."
- Lauren Ambrose
(Related: Movies, Family, Now, Right, Want)

"Woman is the salvation or the destruction of the family. She carries its destiny in the folds of her mantle."
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Related: Family, Destiny, Destruction, Salvation, Woman)

"A "good" family, it seems, is one that used to be better."
- Cleveland Amory
(Related: Family)

"We had common interests in the beauty of the French language. We both had a tremendous love of jazz. We shared dreams of getting married and having a family, living in the country, leading an idyllic life."
- David Amram
(Related: Beauty, Dreams, Life, Love, Family, Country, Jazz, Language, Leading, Living)

"I realized my family was funny, because nobody ever wanted to leave our house."
- Anthony Anderson
(Related: Family, Funny)

"We have thousands of patients and family members who are dealing with dual devastation, cancer and the hurricane."
- Greg Anderson
(Related: Family, Cancer)

"If you look at the British royal family and take away the scandals and the goofy stuff that's going on, people love to have this king to look up to - the royals are like celebrities."
- Kevin J. Anderson
(Related: Family, Love, People)

"I am the odd man out in the family."
- Loni Anderson
(Related: Family, Man)

"I do know the Spelling family. I worked for Aaron Spelling when I was a brunette. I've known them since Tori was a little girl."
- Loni Anderson
(Related: Family, Spelling)

"You have to be funny about it and honest about it. You can't leave yourself out of that mix. You have to be honest enough to say, I'm that messed-up one in the family."
- Louie Anderson
(Related: Family, Funny)

"I live in Italy. I visit my family in Switzerland."
- Ursula Andress
(Related: Family, Italy, Visit)

"Do it no matter what. If you believe in it, it is something very honorable. If somebody around you or your family does not understand it, then that's their problem. But if you do have a passion, an honest passion, just do it."
- Mario Andretti
(Related: Family, Passion)

"Her friends say she is very funny. At a family dinner, she stood to go, and the footman very properly pulled her chair away. At that moment I asked her a question and she sat down again, except there was no chair. Everyone, including the Queen, laughed and laughed."
- Prince Andrew
(Related: Family, Funny, Friends, Queen, Question)

"When the question arose whether I, as a member of the royal family, should take part in active combat in the Falklands, there was no question in her mind, and it only took her two days to sort the issue."
- Prince Andrew
(Related: Family, Mind, Question)

"I have been called a nun with a switchblade where my privacy is concerned. I think there's a point where one says, that's for family, that's for me."
- Julie Andrews
(Related: Family, Privacy)

"After that I won a prize, I was with a group of ancient music of Spain that they helped me a lot with a grant, you see, during three years. And so I made my debut in 1944 and I found myself helping my family, it was a very poor family."
- Victoria de los Angeles
(Related: Family, Music, Poor, Spain, Years)

"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
(Related: Family, People, Friend, Friends, Nothing)

"I was told to avoid the business all together because of the rejection. People would say to me, 'Don't you want to have a normal job and a normal family?' I guess that would be good advice for some people, but I wanted to act."
- Jennifer Aniston
(Related: Business, People, Family, Act, Advice, Job, Rejection, Want)

"Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family."
- Kofi Annan
(Related: Education, Family, Power, Society, Knowledge, Progress, Information)

"Too often, older women are seen as victims, but I know lots of formidable women who have marvellous jobs as well as a full erotic life, and children and friends and family."
- Francesca Annis
(Related: Family, Women, Life, Children, Friends, Jobs, Victims)

"I'm often asked if I regret not going to Hollywood. I'm glad I didn't go, because if I had I wouldn't have my extended family, which is the fabric of my life. Only recently have I realised how special and unusual it is."
- Francesca Annis
(Related: Family, Life, Hollywood, Regret)

"I have yet to see a drama that puts forward women who are successful and have a family. Women are nearly always seen as victims."
- Francesca Annis
(Related: Women, Family, Successful, Drama, Victims)

"When you grow up in a family of languages, you develop a kind of casual fluency, so that languages, though differently colored, all seem transparent to experience."
- David Antin
(Related: Experience, Family)

"The czar always got his dues, no matter if it ruined a family."
- Mary Antin
(Related: Family)

"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
(Related: Family, Love, Music, Being, Christmas, Snow)

"I guess my religious faith sustained me more than anything else. Family is also very important. If I didn't have children, it would have been too difficult. Even if you are strong, you still need people who would support you all the way."
- Corazon Aquino
(Related: Faith, Family, People, Children, Religious, Support)

"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."
- Avi Arad
(Related: Family, Feeling, Fighting, Kids, Parents, Violence)

"The sad events that occur in my life are the sad events that happen to everybody, with losing friends and family, but that is a natural occurrence, as natural as being born."
- Sergio Aragones
(Related: Life, Family, Being, Events, Friends, Losing)

"What helped me was I had people around me to remind me to help my country even when it did me wrong, have respect for my people, my family, my nation and mankind."
- Alexis Arguello
(Related: Family, People, Country, Help, Mankind, Nation, Respect, Wrong)

"We're going to have a tax cut. Today's American family is overtaxed at all levels."
- Dick Armey
(Related: Family, American, Tax, Today)

"Although I enjoyed writing Film Music it was always a means to an end, in that it enabled me to keep a wife and family and write my classical music, which has always been my passion."
- Malcolm Arnold
(Related: Family, Music, Wife, End, Film, Passion, Writing)

"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
(Related: Family, Friendship, Loss, Support, Will)

"I came from a family who believed in, in quotes, the Rights of Man, who believed that in order to justify the sort of luxurious life that the majority of us have, related to the whole world, that you had to do something."
- Richard Attenborough
(Related: Family, Life, Rights, Majority, Man, Order, Quotes, World)

"If I can procure three hundred good substantial names of persons, or bodies, or institutions, I cannot fail to do well for my family, although I must abandon my life to its success, and undergo many sad perplexities and perhaps never see again my own beloved America."
- John James Audubon
(Related: Life, Family, Success, America, Names)

"I'll be 65 in September and I work as much as I want to, take cruises with Kay, relax with my family, do everything in moderation, because I want to enjoy my life."
- Frankie Avalon
(Related: Life, Work, Family, Moderation, Relax, Want)

"Mozart often wrote to his family that certain variations or sections of pieces were so successful that they had to be encored immediately, even without waiting for the entire piece to end."
- Emanuel Ax
(Related: Family, Successful, End, Waiting)

"I live in a high rise with my family part of the year in New York and I don't know three quarters of the people in the building. We live in the same square-footage and I wouldn't know who they were."
- Dan Aykroyd
(Related: Family, People, Building)

"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."
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Related: Family, Life, Work, Society, Values, Evolution, Future, Ideals, Will)

"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
(Related: Family, Careers, Community, Help, School, Variety, Will)

"The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life."
- Richard Bach
(Related: Family, Life, Blood, Joy, Respect)

"Rarely do members of the same family grow up under the same roof."
- Richard Bach
(Related: Family)

"I am quite a spendthrift but just being careful because my family was not rich, was not a rich family."
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
(Related: Family, Being)

"A family on the throne is an interesting idea. It brings down the pride of sovereignty to the level of petty life."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: Family, Life, Idea, Pride)

"You leave home to seek your fortune and, when you get it, you go home and share it with your family."
- Anita Baker
(Related: Family, Home, Fortune)

"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."
- Bob Balaban
(Related: Time, Family, Acceptance, Growing up, Theory)

"My family was loving... they were very supportive and very affectionate, and basically I could do what I wanted, and basically it wasn't anything dangerous, thank God."
- Bob Balaban
(Related: Family, God)

"I'm from Chicago, my family started a chain of movie theaters in Chicago that were around for 70 years and then one of them became the head of Paramount and the other was the head of production at MGM and we all came out of Chicago."
- Bob Balaban
(Related: Family, Chicago, Production, Years)

"I was born on Wellington Avenue and my family that remains lives in the Lake Shore Drive area."
- Bob Balaban
(Related: Family)

"It was never the fame or fortune that drove me to act. It was something I love and enjoy doing it. A lot of people identify who they are by what they do and that's not me. It's what I do but not who I am. Who I am is a parent. I'm a family man."
- Adam Baldwin
(Related: Family, Love, People, Act, Fame, Fortune, Man)

"They're keeping friction going between people from the East and the West. One thing we all got in common is your color, which is Black and Latino, which is our family."
- Afrika Bambaataa
(Related: Family, People)

"There are countless studies on the negative spillover of job pressures on family life, but few on how job satisfaction enhances the quality of family life."
- Albert Bandura
(Related: Family, Life, Quality, Negative, Job, Satisfaction)

"To be selected was an honor, and in respect of the family member chosen to run, families held feasts and gave away prized beaver coats, quilled tobacco bags and buffalo hides."
- Dennis Banks
(Related: Family, Honor, Respect)

"That has always been it for me: family first."
- Leslie Banks
(Related: Family, First)

"My family actually lived in the same village for about 400 years. They had great stability until the last century. People lived and intermarried in small villages."
- Roger Bannister
(Related: Family, People, Stability, Years)

"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
(Related: Family, Facts)

"I always say God should have given women one extra decade at least, especially if you want a family. You're trying to pack a lot in."
- Christine Baranski
(Related: Women, Family, God, Trying, Want)

"Except for me, no one in my family could draw."
- Joseph Barbera
(Related: Family)

"I cannot say who, precisely, came up with the idea of a Stone Age family."
- Joseph Barbera
(Related: Age, Family, Idea)

"I'm a girl from a good family who was very well brought up. One day I turned my back on it all and became a bohemian."
- Brigitte Bardot
(Related: Family, Day)

"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
(Related: Family, Love, Mother, Daughter, Choice, Cute)

"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
(Related: Family, People)

"We love to be with our family and friends and I can tell you that lots of eating will be involved."
- Julia Barr
(Related: Family, Love, Eating, Friends, Will)

"But this is called show business, not show family."
- Alice Barrett
(Related: Family, Business)

"Many a man who pays rent all his life owns his own home; and many a family has successfully saved for a home only to find itself at last with nothing but a house."
- Bruce Barton
(Related: Family, Home, Life, Man, Nothing)

"You cannot be happy with your family while being personally unhappy with your work. It's a Catch-22 kind of thing."
- Mikhail Baryshnikov
(Related: Family, Work, Being)

"Laws are to be enforced justly but firmly, with an iron hand. This is the case anywhere, even in a family."
- Abu Bakar Bashir
(Related: Family, Laws)

"It was not possible to broadcast any of that because of an agreement between Jackson and the family. Our legal advice was that we could not broadcast it."
- Martin Bashir
(Related: Legal, Family, Advice, Agreement)

"As they say in Italy, Italians were eating with a knife and fork when the French were still eating each other. The Medici family had to bring their Tuscan cooks up there so they could make something edible."
- Mario Batali
(Related: Family, Eating, Italy)

"Members of weakly religious families get, of course, no religious training from any source outside the family."
- Gregory Bateson
(Related: Family, Religious, Training)

"The family is changing, not disappearing. We have to broaden our understanding of it, look for the new metaphors."
- Mary Catherine Bateson
(Related: Family, Metaphors, Understanding)

"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."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Life, Women, Family, Sex, World)

"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
(Related: Family, Nature, Patriotism, Devotion, Religious, Sight, Spirit)

"As long as there's land available, single-family homes will be built, and Colorado residents will always go for a single-family over a condo."
- Gary Bauer
(Related: Land, Will)

"You know I don't think we need the Republicans to steal family values from us."
- Birch Bayh
(Related: Family, Values, Republicans)

"But if you really want to get involved in making a difference, you can stay at home with your family and have a job and make a reasonable living without having to be on an airplane all of the time, then you ought to go back home and run for School Board."
- Birch Bayh
(Related: Family, Home, Time, Difference, Job, Living, School, Want)

"I know what I have to do and I plan to do it. It's a good time to get it done and get it behind me. It's treatable, so why not treat it now? My family will give me comfort but I have to do this alone."
- Don Baylor
(Related: Family, Time, Comfort, Now, Will)

"My Eighth District, like others, counts on these family businesses and their teams working hard to support their families and aid their communities. As retailers, these teams often bring different or unique products to the marketplace."
- Melissa Bean
(Related: Family, Support)

"My family thought the fascination with acting was just another fad."
- Sean Bean
(Related: Family, Thought, Acting)

"As a regent, I hope to bring that important perspective of a typical family visitor in combination with my background as a Member of Congress and a proponent of the Smithsonian's efforts to reach all Americans."
- Xavier Becerra
(Related: Family, Hope, Americans, Congress, Perspective)

"And partly, the worst thing you could do in my family was need something from someone. So physical strength represented an avenue of self-sufficiency to me."
- Alison Bechdel
(Related: Family, Strength, Self)

"The Treatise tries to analyze not only modern Western families, but also those in other cultures and the changes in family structure during the past several centuries."
- Gary Becker
(Related: Family, Past)

"I just have a lot of respect for Terry and his family. He played without a mask, and his life was tragically ended. And it just means a lot to me to be up there with him and the other greats that have played that long."
- Ed Belfour
(Related: Life, Family, Respect)

"Art and Religion are, then, two roads by which men escape from circumstance to ecstasy. Between aesthetic and religious rapture there is a family alliance. Art and Religion are means to similar states of mind."
- Clive Bell
(Related: Art, Family, Men, Religion, Alliance, Circumstance, Ecstasy, Mind, Religious, states)

"I'm not in the business of becoming famous. And that's the advice I give to younger aspiring actors. Work onstage and do the little roles. In the end it's not important to be seen. It's important to do. There's a lot of disappointment in this business, but my family keeps me grounded."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Business, Family, Work, Actors, Advice, Disappointment, End, Famous)

"I have the best roommates in the world! It creates a fun sense of family... and that's really important to me. Things can get so lonely without it."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Family, Fun, Lonely, Sense)

"I don't like staying in hotels. I like to be in my own bed. San Diego as a city is really awesome. The only hard part of it for me is that I'm away from my family and my house. But as far as shooting down there, we get amazing locations, and the crew is really, really stellar down there. They are really fun."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Family, Bed, Fun)

"I'm not in the business of becoming famous. And that's the advice I give to younger aspiring actors. Work onstage and do the little roles. In the end it's not important to be seen. It's important to do. There's a lot of disappointment in this business, but my family keeps me grounded."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Business, Family, Work, Actors, Advice, Disappointment, End, Famous)

"I don't like staying in hotels. I like to be in my own bed. San Diego as a city is really awesome. The only hard part of it for me is that I'm away from my family and my house. But as far as shooting down there, we get amazing locations, and the crew is really, really stellar down there. They are really fun."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Family, Bed, Fun)

"I have the best roommates in the world! It creates a fun sense of family... and that's really important to me. Things can get so lonely without it."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Family, Fun, Lonely, Sense)

"Happy the man who, like Ulysses, has made a fine voyage, or has won the Golden Fleece, and then returns, experienced and knowledgeable, to spend the rest of his life among his family."
- Joachim du Bellay
(Related: Family, Life, Man, Rest)

"I'm a lucky person because I've been loved a lot. I have a great family."
- Monica Bellucci
(Related: Family)

"In a couple, sometimes, one or both people have to give up their personal life, dreams and ambitions for the good of the family."
- Monica Bellucci
(Related: Dreams, Family, Life, People)

"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
(Related: Family, Sense, Years)

"A real hangover is nothing to try out family remedies on. The only cure for a real hangover is death."
- Robert Benchley
(Related: Death, Family, Cure, Nothing, Remedies)

"Spend some time this weekend on home improvement; improve your attitude toward your family."
- Bo Bennett
(Related: Family, Home, Time, Attitude, Improvement, Weekend)

"Family jokes, though rightly cursed by strangers, are the bond that keeps most families alive."
- Stella Benson
(Related: Family, Jokes, Strangers)

"I have family obligations and all that stuff. I get my kids six weeks in the summer, which is a real intense period of time. I'm with them every minute of the day."
- Tom Berenger
(Related: Family, Time, Day, Kids, Summer)

"I wasn't even 20 at the time, but it taught me something about drugs. They can take a good man, a warm, funny, loving family man, and turn him into a loser and worse."
- Michael Bergin
(Related: Family, Funny, Time, Drugs, Man)

"I walked out of the show business in 1968 because I thought that would be good for the family. It took me some time to decide but I wanted to spend more time with my wife and two daughters who were always beside me. I wanted to do everything I could for them."
- Pete Best
(Related: Business, Time, Family, Wife, Thought, Daughters)

"I think the family is the place where the most ridiculous and least respectable things in the world go on."
- Ugo Betti
(Related: Family, World)

"I am a universalist, passionately devoted to the cause of equality within the human family."
- Theodore Bikel
(Related: Equality, Family, Cause)

"As a general thing, when a woman wears the pants in a family, she has a good right to them."
- Josh Billings
(Related: Family, Right, Woman)

"Social Security is not a retirement savings plan; it is a social insurance program. It's a contract that says, as a society, we will look out for you and your family when you can no longer work."
- Jeff Bingaman
(Related: Family, Work, Society, Retirement, Security, Will)

"I support concrete and progressive immigration reform based on three primary criteria: family reunification, economic contributions, and humanitarian concerns."
- Jeff Bingaman
(Related: Family, Reform, Support)

"We're actually building onto the house to make it bigger because we want to start a family."
- Traci Bingham
(Related: Family, Building, Want)

"Choosing to be in the theatre was a way to put my roots down somewhere with other people. It was a way to choose a new family."
- Juliette Binoche
(Related: Family, People, Theatre)

"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."
- Brad Bird
(Related: Family, Wife, Film, Kids, Moments, Sleep)

"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
(Related: Family)

"I don't know why people keep banging on about the '60s. I came from a conventional family and I didn't go off with different people - I rather wish I had now, seeing all the fun everyone else was having."
- Jane Birkin
(Related: Family, People, Fun, Now)

"There's something about being with a group of people who become like family that must be needed in society."
- Jacqueline Bisset
(Related: Family, Society, People, Being)

"I always wanted to be a farmer. There is a tradition of that in my family."
- Bjork
(Related: Family, Tradition)

"The crew are the faces you see every morning and last at night before you go home. I spend more time with those people than I do with my friends and family, so they're forever a part of you and who you become as an actor so I hope I see them again."
- Claudia Black
(Related: Time, Family, Home, People, Hope, Actor, Faces, Friends, Night)

"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."
- Joan Blades
(Related: Family, People, Censure, Congress, Friends, President)

"So I went to Miami in '74 with my family and while I was there it became obvious that we needed money and we needed to do something, because my family, we left without anything really, and we didn't have any money to begin with."
- Ruben Blades
(Related: Family, Money, Obvious)

"So that when I came from Panama... my family was exiled in 1973 and they went to Miami."
- Ruben Blades
(Related: Family, Panama)

"The majority of information I gave police was about my wife and her family, which is what they wanted."
- Robert Blake
(Related: Family, Wife, Information, Majority, Police)

"Movies like that aren't about the visual effects and explosions. They're human stories about family, about life, about death."
- Orlando Bloom
(Related: Death, Movies, Family, Life)

"I missed my home - like the physicality of my home, I missed my friends and my family mostly and just hanging out and being in your home country - culturally it feels right and that is what I miss."
- Orlando Bloom
(Related: Family, Home, Being, Country, Friends, Right)

"I used to date Latoya for awhile, I was a close freind of the family."
- Kurtis Blow
(Related: Family)

"Pious XII was too neutral to mention the gas chambers; decent people like my own family were turned into devils by crude Christianity."
- Lionel Blue
(Related: Family, People, Christianity)

"It was not easy with a newborn, asking your wife to give up the family home and your security."
- Heston Blumenthal
(Related: Family, Home, Wife, Security)

"Protecting the institution of marriage safeguards, I believe, the American family."
- John Boehner
(Related: Family, Marriage, American)

"And that is why marriage and family law has emphasized the importance of marriage as the foundation of family, addressing the needs of children in the most positive way."
- John Boehner
(Related: Family, Marriage, Positive, Children, Importance, Law, Needs)

"After so many changes, I realized I'd better cling to my own family and to what I've got right here."
- Suzy Bogguss
(Related: Family, Right)

"I love my family."
- Manute Bol
(Related: Family, Love)

"I come from a family where gravy is considered a beverage."
- Erma Bombeck
(Related: Family)

"Like religion, politics, and family planning, cereal is not a topic to be brought up in public. It's too controversial."
- Erma Bombeck
(Related: Family, Politics, Religion, Planning, Public)

"According to the Small Business Administration, more than 70 percent of all family businesses do not survive through the second generation, and 8 percent do not make it to a third."
- Kit Bond
(Related: Business, Family)

"We need to end permanently the tax that punishes American values of savings and investment and of building small businesses and family farms and ranches."
- Kit Bond
(Related: Family, Values, American, Building, End, Tax, Investment)

"The death tax punishes the American dream - making it virtually impossible for the average American family to build wealth across generations."
- Kit Bond
(Related: Death, Family, Dream, Wealth, American, Tax, Generations)

"My mother, brave woman, lost her whole family when she decided to marry a black man in the '60s. When the marriage fell apart, she had to come back to her family."
- Lisa Bonet
(Related: Family, Marriage, Mother, Man, Woman)

"I was literally the black sheep of the family, and there were definitely moments of discomfort while my grandmother was working through her racism."
- Lisa Bonet
(Related: Family, Moments, Racism, Sheep)

"My family had liberal positions."
- Emma Bonino
(Related: Family, Liberal)

"My mother's studies stopped with the third year of primary school, my father with the first. They taught me a deep sense of duty. But nobody was involved in politics in my family."
- Emma Bonino
(Related: Family, Politics, Father, Mother, Deep, Duty, First, School, Sense)

"Soon after, I returned home to my family, with a determination to bring them as soon as possible to live in Kentucky, which I esteemed a second paradise, at the risk of my life and fortune."
- Daniel Boone
(Related: Home, Life, Family, Determination, Fortune, Paradise, Kentucky, Risk)

"Real family values have gone down the drain in modern families."
- Wes Borland
(Related: Family, Values)

"Happy Days was about a family... although the show was shot in the 70s, it was about a family in the 50s. I realized that kids were watching their parents grow up and the parents were watching themselves grow up. That was the key to the success of our show."
- Tom Bosley
(Related: Family, Success, Key, Kids, Parents)

"Being a father to my family and a husband is to me much more important than what I did in the business."
- Tom Bosley
(Related: Business, Family, Father, HusbBeing)

"You have to understand that during the course of our show, we were a family for five hours a day, five days a week, maybe four days a week. And we experienced the same things that we experienced in our own family."
- Tom Bosley
(Related: Family, Day)

"I acknowledge Shakespeare to be the world's greatest dramatic poet, but regret that no parent could place the uncorrected book in the hands of his daughter, and therefore I have prepared the Family Shakespeare."
- Thomas Bowdler
(Related: Family, Daughter, Regret, Shakespeare, World)

"Those expressions are omitted which can not with propriety be read aloud in the family."
- Thomas Bowdler
(Related: Family)

"At one point, when I was 20 and living in Kentucky, I got shot - it was a land dispute over six inches of property that ran a hundred yards through my grandfather's land. It was really over the honor of my family and that of another family."
- Jack Bowman
(Related: Family, Honor, Kentucky, Land, Living, Property)

"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."
- Paul D. Boyer
(Related: Family, Society, Cancer, Living, Losing, Research, Support, Will)

"Family trips to Yellowstone and to what are now national parks in Southern Utah, driving the primitive roads and cars of that day, were real adventures."
- Paul D. Boyer
(Related: Family, Day, Driving, Now)

"I know this golf tournament has my name on it but it's not about me. It's about the Louisiana Tech family. There is nothing greater than being a part of the Bulldog family."
- Terry Bradshaw
(Related: Family, Being, Golf, Name, Nothing)

"I grew up in a very open-minded family. My father died when I was very little, so my mother was really, really incredibly busy trying to provide for us."
- Sonia Braga
(Related: Family, Mother, Father, Open, Trying)

"I cannot remember a moment in my life when I have not felt the love of my family. We were a family that would have killed for each other - and we still are."
- Richard Branson
(Related: Family, Life, Love)

"I'm oftentimes called away from my family... it's rather hard for me to be away from them. We're very close."
- Benjamin Bratt
(Related: Family)

"I come from a large family so you can count on the fact that I'm going to have more kids."
- Benjamin Bratt
(Related: Family, Fact, Kids)

"My family life and my ideals, my commitment to the community and to other people - all people - has been improved. I think less about myself and more about my community today."
- Andre Braugher
(Related: Family, Life, People, Commitment, Community, Ideals, Today)

"I pretended I was living with a television family and there was no yelling at home and no one hit me."
- Arthur Bremer
(Related: Family, Home, Living, Television)

"No longer is the female destined solely for the home and the rearing of the family and only the male for the marketplace and the world of ideas."
- William J. Brennan, Jr.
(Related: Family, Home, Ideas, World)

"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
(Related: Family, Love)

"My favorite Oscar story was a year my brother had been nominated, my whole family went."
- Beau Bridges
(Related: Family, Brother, Favorite)

"And when I've been away from my family and friends, I have felt good hearing some of those old songs."
- Beau Bridges
(Related: Family, Friends, Hearing, Old, Songs)

"I needed to feed my family. I read a couple of the episodes. How can you keep on doing the same thing?"
- Lloyd Bridges
(Related: Family)

"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
(Related: Family, Home, Time, Age, Tomorrow, Years)

"The Italians always made good wine, but you had the impression they were friendly guys in straw hats running family vineyards with slaves or something so that the vino was never more than ten bucks a bottle."
- Joe Bob Briggs
(Related: Family, Impression, Running, Wine)

"The place was built on the premise that people want to gamble, and they may as well do it here. They look after their clientele, and, hell, they treat me like I'm one of their family."
- Wilford Brimley
(Related: Family, People, Hell, May, Want)

"Cherish your human connections: your relationships with friends and family."
- Joseph Brodsky
(Related: Family, Friends, Relationships)

"I think they are paying a lot more attention to news now, by the way, in part because of national-security issues. A lot of young people have friends or family in the military today."
- Tom Brokaw
(Related: Family, People, Attention, Friends, Military, News, Now, Today)

"What family you were born into matters so much more than it did before in a perverse way."
- David Brooks
(Related: Family)

"Since I'm always working, my best holiday memories are definitely when I can just go home and spend time with my family."
- Chris Brown
(Related: Family, Home, Time, Holiday, Memories)

"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
(Related: Family, Forget, Needs, Spiritual, Struggle)

"Automation and technology would be a great boon if it were creative, if there were more leisure, more opportunity to engage in raising a family, providing guidance to the young, all the stuff we say we need. America will work if we're all in it together. It'll work when there's a shared sense of destiny. It can be done!"
- Jerry Brown
(Related: Technology, Work, Family, Opportunity, America, Destiny, Guidance, Leisure, Sense, Will)

"We have to restore power to the family, to the neighborhood, and the community with a non-market principle, a principle of equality, of charity, of let's-take-care-of-one-another. That's the creative challenge."
- Jerry Brown
(Related: Power, Equality, Family, Challenge, Charity, Community)

"The government is becoming the family of last resort."
- Jerry Brown
(Related: Family, Government)

"I originally had an idea about a family of people who were homeless, just traveling around without any solid roots or any home, who made their way around working wherever they could. I started it with them. The idea of Joe as a protagonist came along a little later."
- Larry Brown
(Related: Family, Home, People, Idea, Traveling)

"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
(Related: Family, Goals, Ability, Clients, Pursuit)

"Unborn children do not have a voice, but they are young members of the human family. It is time to look at the unborn child, and recognize that it is really a young human, who can feel pain and should be treated with care."
- Sam Brownback
(Related: Time, Family, Care, Children, Pain, Voice)

"Left-wing politicians take away your liberty in the name of children and of fighting poverty, while right-wing politicians do it in the name of family values and fighting drugs. Either way, government gets bigger and you become less free."
- Harry Browne
(Related: Family, Government, Values, Children, Drugs, Fighting, Liberty, Name, Politicians, Poverty, Right)

"I come from a family of business people, but I had the idea I wanted to become an artist."
- Dick Bruna
(Related: Business, Family, People, Idea, Artist)

"I love each and every one of you but, like my own family, you thrill, you frustrate, you anger."
- John Buchanan
(Related: Anger, Love, Family)

"I believe that the whole human race is the family of God."
- Pat Buckley
(Related: Family, God, Race)

"To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one's own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him."
- Buddha
(Related: Happiness, Peace, Wisdom, Family, Health, Control, Discipline, Virtue, First, Man, Mind, Will)

"There is good in everything; it's just how you choose to look at it. Everything that's worth it has a price. For me to be a model - I had to leave my family. Do you think I liked that? No! There are sacrifices. Life is meant to be a challenge, because challenges are what make you grow."
- Gisele Bundchen
(Related: Life, Family, Challenge, Worth)

"The family farm is the foundation for who we are as a Commonwealth. And for over a century, the family farm in Kentucky has centered around one crop: tobacco."
- Jim Bunning
(Related: Family, Kentucky)

"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
(Related: Family, Life, Children, Key, Man, Succeed, Will, Woman)

"Most Americans have some experience with nursing homes or other long term care settings, and nearly half have had a family member or close friend in a home in the past three years."
- Michael Burgess
(Related: Experience, Family, Home, Friend, Americans, Care, Past, Years)

"In the bosom of her respectable family resided Camilla."
- Fanny Burney
(Related: Family)

"Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city."
- George Burns
(Related: Family, Happiness, Caring)

"I have spent my life reassembling the family farm."
- Max Burns
(Related: Family, Life)

"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."
- Steve Burns
(Related: Family, Children, Kids)

"Never lose sight of the fact that the most important yardstick of your success will be how you treat other people - your family, friends, and coworkers, and even strangers you meet along the way."
- Barbara Bush
(Related: Success, Family, People, Fact, Friends, Sight, Strangers, Will)

"It was the dumbest thing I had ever seen, but it's a family thing, and I guess it's clean."
- Barbara Bush
(Related: Family)

"I think togetherness is a very important ingredient to family life."
- Barbara Bush
(Related: Family, Life)

"Cherish your human connections - your relationships with friends and family."
- Barbara Bush
(Related: Family, Friends, Relationships)

"To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there."
- Barbara Bush
(Related: Family, Being)

"I mean, I would never want to do anything to hurt my family, but then again I would never want to do anything to hurt myself. And I think they go hand in hand."
- Lauren Bush
(Related: Family, Hurt, Want)

"I was lucky. My family is wonderful. And it's funny, because most of my best friends come from very large families. So it always felt as if I had lots of siblings, though in the end I had to leave them and go home. I kind of got the best of both worlds as a kid."
- Sophia Bush
(Related: Family, Funny, Home, End, Friends)

"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."
- Octavia Butler
(Related: Experience, Time, Family, Being, Feeling, Research, Writing)

"The seven deadly sins: Want of money, bad health, bad temper, chastity, family ties, knowing that you know things, and believing in the Christian religion."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Family, Religion, Health, Money, Christian, Chastity, Temper, Want)

"My mother's side of the family was in the production side of theatre. My grandfather, Jose Vega, was a general manager for Neil Simon shows on Broadway."
- Yancy Butler
(Related: Family, Manager, Mother, Production, Theatre)

"The family has a social function and so it should be sustained."
- Rocco Buttiglione
(Related: Family)

"The family exists in order to allow women to have children and to have the protection of a male who takes care of them."
- Rocco Buttiglione
(Related: Family, Women, Care, Children, Order, Protection)

"On the other hand, I think that the family, the traditional family, has a fundamental social role, because it's there that children are born and the investment in children is the greatest investment a country can make. The benefits of this investment go to everyone."
- Rocco Buttiglione
(Related: Family, Benefits, Children, Country, Investment)

"If you search for poverty, you'll find it, often in the family. Why? Because the family makes this great investment, from which we all benefit, but for which no-one helps. We have to point the spotlight on the family, and make political choices that sustain the family."
- Rocco Buttiglione
(Related: Family, Choices, Investment, Poverty)

"Each family of the United States military now attends to their loved ones funeral with a wrenching worry that it will be met possibly with a protest or a demonstration."
- Steve Buyer
(Related: Family, Military, Now, Protest, states, United, Will, Worry)

"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
(Related: Family, Life, People, Will)

"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."
- James Caan
(Related: Family, People, Fact, Man, Play, Relationships, World)

"Sometimes I wish I didn't have somebody in my family who's in the business."
- Scott Caan
(Related: Business, Family)

"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
(Related: Family, Life, Thought, Opportunity, Garden, Man, Will)

"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
(Related: Family, Grudges, Italy, Passion)

"I figure this is my time - to relax, be with my family and have a normal life."
- Candace Cameron
(Related: Family, Life, Time, Relax)

"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."
- Kim Campbell
(Related: Family, Work, Care, Children)

"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
(Related: Family, Home, Comedy, Country, Now, Traveling, Visit)

"I grew up in a military family, and there's something about that military-style uniform, all cleaned up, a brutal control effort the military necessarily breeds."
- Max Cannon
(Related: Family, Control, Effort, Military)

"Playtime and toys are good for kids, or they wouldn't buy them. McDonald's can provide that experience. And having dinner with the family is good for kids."
- Jim Cantalupo
(Related: Family, Experience, Kids)

"I think we'll still be a family restaurant, we'll be contemporary, we'll be lifestyle, we won't be old, we won't be 60 years old in the view of the consumer."
- Jim Cantalupo
(Related: Family, Old, Years)

"I had a bat mitzvah, was confirmed, went to Jewish summer camp, I go to temple for the High Holy Days. I think, like most people in their early 20s, I kind of strayed away from it. I think once I have a family I'll be back into it."
- Lizzy Caplan
(Related: Family, People, Temple, Summer)

"The other night I ate at a real nice family restaurant. Every table had an argument going."
- George Carlin
(Related: Family, Argument, Night)

"Thirteen thousand dollars a year is not enough to raise a family. That's not enough to pay your bills and save for their future. That's barely enough to provide for even the most basic needs."
- Thomas Carper
(Related: Family, Future, Needs)

"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
(Related: Family, Life, Values, Deep, Satisfaction)

"That's always at the heart and soul of Disney's features, the feeling of a family values."
- Tia Carrere
(Related: Family, Soul, Heart, Values, Disney, Feeling)

"I refuse to feel guilty. I feel guilty about too much in my life but not about money. I went through periods when I had nothing, so somebody in my family has to get stinkin' wealthy."
- Jim Carrey
(Related: Family, Life, Money, Nothing)

"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
(Related: Family, Work, Job, Poverty, Security)

"The Wilmington, Delaware, television station that bills itself as The Family Minded Station is Channel 69."
- Jonathan Carroll
(Related: Family, Television)

"My mother learned that she was carrying me at about the same time the Second World War was declared; with the family talent for magic realism, she once told me she had been to the doctor's on the very day."
- Angela Carter
(Related: Family, Time, War, Mother, Talent, Day, Magic, Realism, World, World war)

"We don't have the family organization the way we used to. My father lives with us because we have the room. The greatest of all opportunities for our children is a complete family unit."
- Dixie Carter
(Related: Family, Father, Children)

"Jimmy says he'll never tell a lie. Well, I lie all the time. 1 have to - to balance the family ticket."
- Lillian Gordy Carter
(Related: Family, Time, Lie, Balance)

"I don't believe in being mean to anyone. I'm a really peaceful person. That's something I get from my family."
- Nick Carter
(Related: Family, Being)

"Teaching civility is an obligation of the family."
- Stephen Carter
(Related: Family, Obligation, Teaching)

"I think here in America the space programme was such an enticing thing to be going on, that the thought of a family being able to go into space and live up there was really kind of mind-bending at the time."
- Angela Cartwright
(Related: Family, Time, Thought, America, Being, Mind, Space)

"This is the bunch of songs I did first, and it's just the type of thing I do. I am a Carter Family girl, so the record is book-ended with Carter Family songs."
- June Carter Cash
(Related: Family, First, Songs)

"I had all the material for a long time, but I was just too busy. Sometimes we'd sit around at home and sing some of these songs at family things, and everyone always said I should record them."
- June Carter Cash
(Related: Family, Home, Time, Songs)

"And as a child I was filled with passionate admiration for acts of civic courage I had seen performed by an elderly military doctor, who was a friend of my family."
- Rene Cassin
(Related: Family, Friend, Courage, Admiration, Elderly, Military)

"Getting to where Delaware State is today was a challenge my friends - a challenge proudly met by the people of this community and the Delaware State family."
- Michael N. Castle
(Related: Family, People, Challenge, Community, Friends, State, Today)

"They were often the first students in their family to go to college and the very idea of higher education was still foreign to them. They had to make a conscious and often difficult decision to come to college."
- Michael N. Castle
(Related: Education, Family, Idea, Decision, College, First, Students)

"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
(Related: Family, Progress, Determination, State, Will, Years)

"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
(Related: Men, Family, Friends)

"Indeed, I was so afraid to dishonour my friends and family by my indiscreet actions, that I rather chose to be accounted a fool, than to be thought rude or wanton."
- Margaret Cavendish
(Related: Family, Thought, Actions, Fool, Friends)

"The studied, unquestioning pace of my family irritated me."
- Emanuel Celler
(Related: Family)

"The study of music was a family interest."
- Emanuel Celler
(Related: Family, Music, Interest, Study)

"We would be there for Canada, part of our family. That is why so many in the United States are disappointed and upset that Canada is not fully supporting us now."
- Paul Cellucci
(Related: Family, Canada, Now, states, United)

"Like Canada, we very much wanted the United Nations to be a relevant and effective body. But once those efforts failed, we no longer saw things from a multilateral perspective. For us, now, it is much more basic than that. It is about family."
- Paul Cellucci
(Related: Family, Body, Canada, Nations, Now, Perspective, United)

"But back then the thing that saved me was the music, and it's certainly the music that saves me now. The music, my family and my friends and everybody around me."
- Jimmy Chamberlin
(Related: Family, Music, Friends, Now)

"As a single withered tree, if set aflame, causes a whole forest to burn, so does a rascal son destroy a whole family."
- Chanakya
(Related: Family, Son, Causes)

"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
(Related: Family, Fear, Grief, Sorrow)

"There is also an epidemic of infertility in this country. There are more women who have put off child-bearing in favor of their professional lives. For them, the only way they are going to have a family is to adopt from China."
- Iris Chang
(Related: Family, Women, Country)

"When I was in China, Mao was Chairman, and parents were terrified to tell their children anything that differed from the party line in case the children repeated it and endangered the whole family."
- Jung Chang
(Related: Family, Children, Parents, Party)

"There are very few solid family films. A lot of the writing is awful."
- Chevy Chase
(Related: Family, Writing)

"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
(Related: Family, Men, Name, Woman)

"I went to professional men's soccer games, the old North American soccer league at that time, and I used to be a ticket holder with my family and family friends. We would go every weekend and I thought it was great, but I just thought of it as recreation, as family fun."
- Brandi Chastain
(Related: Family, Time, Thought, Men, American, Friends, Fun, Games, Old, Recreation, Soccer, Weekend)

"The family is a court of justice which never shuts down for night or day."
- Malcolm De Chazal
(Related: Family, Court, Day, Justice, Night)

"When I remember my family, I always remember their backs. They were always indignantly leaving places."
- John Cheever
(Related: Family)

"Expecting to be able to get rid of the competitive drive, first of all, flies in the face of human nature - and little girls certainly have this drive, as much as little boys do, or at least the little girls I have observed in my immediate family have it."
- Lynne Cheney
(Related: Family, Nature, Boys, First, Flies, Girls, Human nature)

"It wasn't a secret that I was gay. I'd come out to my parents during my junior year of high school, on the day that I also wrecked the family car."
- Mary Cheney
(Related: Car, Family, Day, Gay, Parents, School)

"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
(Related: Family, Money, Fact, Play, Thinking, Want)

"The warrior may fight for gold or for an immediate gain, or for something to take home for the winter to feed the family. The soldier is part of a more complex society. He's fighting for a group ethic of some sort."
- C. J. Cherryh
(Related: Home, Family, Society, Fight, Fighting, Gain, Gold, May, Winter)

"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
(Related: Family, Freedom, Man)

"They would wake me up when I was sleeping, and say sing a song for our friends. I had a sweet voice, I had a nice little tenor voice. God knows what I sang, but my whole family would admire me."
- Dominic Chianese
(Related: Family, God, Friends, Song, Voice)

"I tried to become a family man. I got married, but it didn't work out. After 22 months we got an annulment. Then I married an Italian girl, which resulted in an immediate annulment. I had two annulments by the time I was 23."
- Dominic Chianese
(Related: Family, Time, Work, Man, Months)

"We don't have titles on our business cards. No one really gets any special treatment. No one gets a corner office to put pictures of their family and their dog in."
- Jay Chiat
(Related: Business, Family, Cards, Office, Titles, Treatment)

"When you are in the family... you have more rights than when you are asking to join and knocking on the door."
- Jacques Chirac
(Related: Family, Rights)

"I really don't like to do back-to-back movies. I concentrate on things at home. My family and school life are important to me. I try to do one movie a year."
- Anna Chlumsky
(Related: Family, Life, Home, Movies, School)

"I have continued systematically to study the Book of Mormon and Bible to understand even more deeply what God expects of me and my family while on this earth."
- Clayton Christensen
(Related: Family, God, Bible, Earth, Mormon, Study)

"Given my last position, that I was the first U.S attorney post 9/11 in New Jersey, I understand acutely the pain and sorrow and upset of the family members who lost loved ones that day at the hands of radical Muslim extremists. And their sensitivities and concerns have to be taken into account."
- Chris Christie
(Related: Family, Muslim, Day, First, Pain, Post, Radical, Sorrow)

"A retired teacher paid $62,000 towards her pension and nothing, yes nothing, for full family medical, dental and vision coverage over her entire career. What will we pay her? $1.4 million in pension benefits and another $215,000 in health care benefit premiums over her lifetime."
- Chris Christie
(Related: Family, Health, Medical, Vision, Benefits, Care, Career, Nothing, Will)

"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
(Related: Family, Act, Jungle, Living, Tea)

"However, when my parents married in 1945, China was in turmoil and the possibility of returning grew increasingly remote, and they decided to begin their family in the United States."
- Steven Chu
(Related: Family, Possibility, Parents, states, United)

"Education in my family was not merely emphasized, it was our raison d'etre."
- Steven Chu
(Related: Education, Family)

"As the youngest, I wanted to be my father's son and perpetuate the family name."
- Connie Chung
(Related: Family, Son, Father, Name)

"They never were planning to be here. All my family are going to London because they wanted to go to the big one. There was never any showdown - there wouldn't be."
- Charlotte Church
(Related: Family, London, Planning)

"I don't think in my family anyone looked after anyone. It didn't matter how old they were."
- Diane Cilento
(Related: Family, Old)

"I think my family and closest friends are learning about my need to withdraw, and I am learning how to restore and store my energy to both serve the community to the best of my ability and to serve my writer's heart."
- Sandra Cisneros
(Related: Family, Heart, Ability, Community, Energy, Friends, Learning, Writer)

"Absolutely the worst thing about this job is the travel and being away from family. I have a wife and three wonderful children, the kids are all active in sports and it's very difficult to up and leave and miss them growing up."
- Roy Clark
(Related: Sports, Travel, Family, Wife, Being, Children, Growing up, Job, Kids)

"Whether the family of the Clarkes were of Norman extraction cannot be easily ascertained."
- Adam Clarke
(Related: Family)

"I wasn't very good about juggling family and my career. I was interested in who was coming to the children's birthday party, what my son was writing. I was thinking about Legos."
- Jill Clayburgh
(Related: Birthday, Family, Son, Career, Children, Party, Thinking, Writing)

"I can't tell you how scary it can be walking onto a movie and suddenly joining this family, it's like going to somebody else's Christmas dinner, everyone knows everyone, and you're there and you're not quite sure what you're supposed to be doing."
- John Cleese
(Related: Family, Christmas, Walking)

"You cannot have maternal health without reproductive health. And reproductive health includes contraception and family planning and access to legal, safe abortion."
- Hillary Clinton
(Related: Family, Health, Legal, Abortion, Planning)

"My style has been pretty much like a newspaper. It's got politics in it, it's got media, sports, family relations, you know, all the sections you would expect, and wonderful religion things."
- Kate Clinton
(Related: Family, Politics, Religion, Sports, Media, Pretty, Style)

"I love children and I get along with them great. It's just that I believe if you're going to be a parent, there has to be something inside you that says, 'I want a family.' I don't feel that sense of urgency."
- George Clooney
(Related: Love, Family, Children, Sense, Want)

"In this room we're all here together, but there's probably a lot of different views, people sitting here thinking, I don't own any slaves, all the slaves are dead. Why am I responsible? My family were immigrants, too."
- Johnnie Cochran
(Related: Family, People, Thinking)

"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."
- Thomas Cochrane
(Related: Family, Community, Future, Loyalty, Mankind, Nation, World)

"My family has always been there to support me along the way. My coach, John Nicks, is a great influence."
- Sasha Cohen
(Related: Family, Coach, Influence, Support)

"I like the fact that this kind of family has been seen in a movie a million times: teenage kids, the family is a bit strained and they don't have enough money, but in the background the guy used to be a Gene Simmons type."
- Gary Cole
(Related: Family, Money, Fact, Kids, Teenage)

"The results indicate that heterogeneity of race and heterogeneity of family educational background can increase the achievement of children from weak educational backgrounds with no adverse effect on children from strong educational backgrounds."
- James S. Coleman
(Related: Family, Achievement, Children, Effect, Race, Results)

"Children from a given family background, when put in schools of different social compositions, will achieve at quite different levels."
- James S. Coleman
(Related: Family, Children, Schools, Will)

"I managed to take a family trip to the Bahamas and it was quite lovely."
- Jackie Collins
(Related: Family)

"The husbands, who sometimes have another family who's grown, are going, Now I can spend time with my baby. Oh yeah, I bet your other family is really thrilled."
- Jackie Collins
(Related: Family, Time, Baby, Husbands, Now)

"Soaring prescription drug costs have placed a tremendous strain on family budgets. They have also imposed a heavy burden on employers - both public and private - who are struggling to provide affordable health insurance coverage to their workers."
- Susan Collins
(Related: Family, Health, Budgets, Burden, Public, Workers)

"I had 13 weeks off and I would pack up the family and drive to some mountain retreat where we could be together and fish all day. I loved it. I needed it."
- Perry Como
(Related: Family, Day, Fish)

"I've chosen not to live in Hollywood, and instead I live in Brooklyn, New York. It's how I like to live. I'd rather hang out with my kids and family when I'm not working. Going to premieres is not my idea of a fun night out."
- Jennifer Connelly
(Related: Family, Idea, Fun, Hollywood, Kids, Night)

"Classical and romantic: private language of a family quarrel, a dead dispute over the distribution of emphasis between man and nature."
- Cyril Connolly
(Related: Family, Nature, Language, Man, Quarrel)

"For the last five or six years the most important thing in my life has been my family."
- Jimmy Connors
(Related: Family, Life, Years)

"As you age naturally, your family shows more and more on your face. If you deny that, you deny your heritage."
- Frances Conroy
(Related: Age, Family)

"I sang for my family. And I think probably the first time I sang and got paid for it, I was about 6 or 7."
- Barbara Cook
(Related: Time, Family, First)

"My fam is just a regular family. But all of them have great senses of humor."
- Dane Cook
(Related: Humor, Family, Senses)

"I have two cats at home in Minnesota with my family. Beau and Skippy."
- Rachael Leigh Cook
(Related: Home, Family, Cats)

"I grew up in a big Irish, Catholic family. My dad was a pretty rough guy. So one of my brothers left home when he was 15 and found his way to the gym. It gave me the opportunity to go and spend some time with him and work out in the gym."
- Gerry Cooney
(Related: Dad, Home, Time, Work, Family, Opportunity, Brothers, Irish, Pretty)

"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
(Related: Family, Development, Police)

"You've simply got to go on and on with your family and friends and tell them how much you love them because you never know whether they'll be there tomorrow, do you?"
- Jilly Cooper
(Related: Family, Love, Friends, Tomorrow)

"I would really like to spend more time with the family. Every time I go abroad I miss them all dreadfully."
- Jilly Cooper
(Related: Time, Family)

"They needed someone to write a script of The Great Gatsby very quickly for the movie they were making. I took this job so I'd be sure to have some dough to support my family."
- Francis Ford Coppola
(Related: Family, Job, Support)

"I had a number of very strong personalities in my family. My father was a concert flutist, the solo flute for Toscanini."
- Francis Ford Coppola
(Related: Family, Father)

"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."
- Sofia Coppola
(Related: Family, Business, Film)

"Family life was wonderful. The streets were bleak. The playgrounds were bleak. But home was always warm. My mother and father had a great relationship. I always felt 'safe' there."
- Robert Cormier
(Related: Family, Home, Life, Mother, Father)

"Judy couldn't move to Britain for family reasons, so I had to come to the States, and the U.S. government wouldn't give me a Green Card, so I airily told her I'd write a book."
- Bernard Cornwell
(Related: Family, Government, states)

"All I care is that my family, and my loved ones, understand me. Or that they understand me to a degree - I don't understand me very much. And I don't need the world to understand me. That is the most egocentric thing."
- Andrea Corr
(Related: Family, Care, World)

"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."
- Andrea Corr
(Related: Family, Being, Difficulties)

"There's actually 14 in our family, but we disowned the others."
- Caroline Corr
(Related: Family)

"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
(Related: Family, Fact, Poverty, Wage)

"It's very strange that most people don't care if their knowledge of their family history only goes back three generations."
- Doug Coupland
(Related: Family, History, People, Knowledge, Care, Generations)

"Everybody has basically the same family, it's just reconfigured slightly differently from one to the next."
- Doug Coupland
(Related: Family)

"People are pretty forgiving when it comes to other people's families. The only family that ever horrifies you is your own."
- Doug Coupland
(Related: Family, People, Pretty)

"Race wasn't an issue. My family was French, but Yorkville was a melting pot of races and cultures."
- Bob Cousy
(Related: Family, Race)

"I have seen that the American Dream is a reality - and I would love to feel the British Dream is also a reality. To enable that, we have to bring back some common sense and encourage family values, a proper sense of justice and make people believe they have a decent chance to build a business or career for themselves. I see this moment as a fantastic opportunity to restore this, because I believe Britain Has Talent."
- Simon Cowell
(Related: Business, Family, Love, Talent, People, Dream, Opportunity, Values, American, Career, Chance, Common sense, Justice, Reality)

"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
(Related: Family, Children, Direction, Flowers)

"A vacation frequently means that the family goes away for a rest, accompanied by a mother who sees that the others get it."
- Marcelene Cox
(Related: Family, Mother, Rest, Vacation)

"Nobody in my family ever thought that I'd a be a model."
- Cindy Crawford
(Related: Family, Thought)

"It's as though all the terms of a family were present at one time rather than his dad and his mum. Not just a present authority, but the resident memory of what qualifies what else is the case."
- Robert Creeley
(Related: Dad, Family, Time, Authority, Memory, Present)

"Our whole family assembles in Chicago at Christmas and usually in Aspen in the summer."
- James Cronin
(Related: Family, Chicago, Christmas, Summer)

"I think somebody ought to do a survey as to how many great, important men have quit to spend time with their families who spent any more time with their family."
- Walter Cronkite
(Related: Family, Men, Time)

"The buffalo is all gone, and an Indian can't catch enough jack rabbits to subsist himself and his family, and then, there aren't enough jack rabbits to catch. What are they to do?"
- George Crook
(Related: Family)

"The Crosby family is sort of legendary for all of its traumas and familial problems, even though it has this appearance of being this perfect world. It had quite a dark side to it."
- Denise Crosby
(Related: Family, Appearance, Being, Problems, World)

"I draw from my family and my friends and I feel like that small-town person. The achievements, the materialistic possessions have really become to mean less. They mean nothing."
- Sheryl Crow
(Related: Family, Friends, Nothing, Possessions)

"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
(Related: Family, People, Now, Reading, Worry)

"I don't know if I believe in marriage. I believe in family, love and children."
- Penelope Cruz
(Related: Love, Family, Marriage, Children)

"The whole family is tight. We all really love each other."
- Kieran Culkin
(Related: Family, Love)

"The divorce was rough on all of us. I don't blame Hollywood for my family's problems. But having all of it reported in the press made it more of an ordeal."
- Kieran Culkin
(Related: Family, Blame, Divorce, Hollywood, Press, Problems)

"After everything happened, we all got super tight. I can't deny it. We all just love each other. James Garner and David Spade came on and we fell in love with them too. We've just become a family all over again. We don't want to lose anyone again."
- Kaley Cuoco
(Related: Family, Love, Want)

"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
(Related: Business, Family, Childhood, Parents, Talk)

"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
(Related: Family, Life, Women, Career)

"Hollywood is the backdrop of my family, and I know that the movie business is incredibly cruel as you get older."
- Jamie Lee Curtis
(Related: Business, Family, Hollywood)

"I've always put my family first and that's just the way it is."
- Jamie Lee Curtis
(Related: Family, First)

"I really miss Gunsmoke. It was like losing my whole family."
- Ken Curtis
(Related: Family, Losing)

"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
(Related: Dreams, Family, Hope, Daughters, Fans, Kids, Memories, Mothers, World)

"The only people that you really have, that I learned, are your family, because they love you no matter what."
- Miley Cyrus
(Related: Love, Family, People)

"In time your relatives will come to accept the idea that a career is as important to you as your family. Of course, in time the polar ice cap will melt."
- Barbara Dale
(Related: Time, Family, Idea, Career, Relatives, Will)

"I've given it my all. I've done my best. Now, I'm ready with my family to begin the next phase of our lives."
- Richard M. Daley
(Related: Family, Now)

"No, I was two years older than the other guys. I was a war baby. My family were a lot poorer than they were. I'd had to fight too hard for anything I had in my life and to smash things up for me."
- Roger Daltrey
(Related: Family, Life, War, Baby, Fight, Years)

"Carson is an old family name, though my grandma used to watch Johnny all the time and was crazy about him."
- Carson Daly
(Related: Family, Time, Name, Old)

"The hardest part of it was really being away from my family - I have two small children. Last year I took over 20 business trips, so being away from them was hard."
- James Daly
(Related: Business, Family, Being, Children)

"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
(Related: Family, Mistake, Actor, Question, Sense, Today)

"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."
- Taylor Dane
(Related: Family, Men, Time, Development, Career, Film)

"I looked up my family tree and found three dogs using it."
- Rodney Dangerfield
(Related: Family, Dogs)

"I looked up my family tree and found out I was the sap."
- Rodney Dangerfield
(Related: Family)

"And before our current legislature adjourns, we intend to become the first state of full and true choice by saying to every low and middle-income Hoosier family, if you think a non-government school is the right one for your child, you're as entitled to that option as any wealthy family; here's a voucher, go sign up."
- Mitch Daniels
(Related: Family, Choice, First, Right, Saying, School, State)

"Especially moments when things are very difficult and complicated for me and I am still trying to grasp what is happening and I am still trying to understand and to reach family back home."
- Edwidge Danticat
(Related: Family, Home, Moments, Trying)

"I got this call that they wanted me to join this cast. They called it a family show, and it thought that it would be similar to all family shows. I wasn't sure about this until I watched some tapes, and was amazed."
- Tony Danza
(Related: Family, Thought)

"At age 12, I was put on tranquilizers when I should have gotten help. There was nothing major and awful, I just didn't feel my family was supportive and emotionally generous."
- Paula Danziger
(Related: Age, Family, Help, Nothing)

"I'm more interested in enjoying my life and looking after my family than being hugely successful."
- James D'arcy
(Related: Family, Life, Successful, Being)

"I suppose that one of the reasons I wrote "In Contempt" was because of the money. After the trial I came to realize that there were things that I needed to do if I was to protect myself and my family, so there were some selfish reasons for it."
- Christopher Darden
(Related: Family, Money)

"My family comes first. Maybe that's what makes me different from other guys."
- Bobby Darin
(Related: Family, First)

"Just call me a family man and an actor who digs his whole scene, side interests and all. Just say I feel mighty good at the ripe old age of 27."
- Bobby Darin
(Related: Age, Family, Actor, Man, Old)

"This dapper little mouse that wore such cute clothes and said such interesting things, yeah. I thought it was a great idea to have a mouse like that in your family, so now I get to see what it was like."
- Geena Davis
(Related: Family, Thought, Idea, Clothes, Cute, Mouse, Now)

"Alcoholism is a genetically predisposed disease and it does run in my family. I also think I felt like a misfit. I was in the South, everybody was blonde. I just didn't feel like I fitted in. It was sort of my way of fitting."
- Kristin Davis
(Related: Family, Disease)

"I felt that the best I could do for my father, and the best I could do for myself, and my mother and my family was to stay open to the experience, and learn whatever I could at every step of the way as it was going on."
- Patti Davis
(Related: Family, Experience, Mother, Father, Open)

"We could not guard every water pipeline from being blown up and every tree from being uprooted. We could not prevent every murder of a worker in an orchard or a family in their beds."
- Moshe Dayan
(Related: Family, Beds, Being, Murder, Water)

"I don't think we should be a model family living in a model home."
- Moshe Dayan
(Related: Family, Home, Living)

"Providing working Minnesotans with at least seven days of paid sick leave every year is the right thing to do to. It benefits our families and helps our businesses become more worker friendly and family friendly."
- Mark Dayton
(Related: Family, Benefits, Right)

"There is a lot of lip service paid in this Congress and downtown at the White House about family values and small business. Who better represents family values and small business than the fishermen and women on the Oregon and California coast."
- Peter DeFazio
(Related: Business, Family, Women, Values, Congress, Fishermen, Service)

"I guess I'm happy that I'm getting the attention. Otherwise, I'd just be playing in a local bar in front of my family members, and I'm sure they'd get sick of that in no time."
- Gavin DeGraw
(Related: Family, Time, Attention)

"In Europe the parents are included as with children. All three generations are together. I'm thinking of Italy. You go out on a Sunday afternoon and the whole family is there."
- Dana Delany
(Related: Family, Children, Europe, Generations, Italy, Parents, Thinking)

"Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, brain and spinal cord disorders, diabetes, cancer, at least 58 diseases could potentially be cured through stem cell research, diseases that touch every family in America and in the world."
- Rosa DeLauro
(Related: Family, America, Cancer, Research, World)

"Evening the playing field for women workers is a matter of fairness and with women now providing a significant share of their family's income, it is a family issue."
- Rosa DeLauro
(Related: Family, Women, Evening, Income, Now, Workers)

"Expanding eligibility of family planning services to low-income women will maximize cost-savings to both federal and state governments, reduce the disparities in access to family planning services for low-income women, and decrease the incidence of abortion in the U.S."
- Rosa DeLauro
(Related: Family, Women, Abortion, Planning, State, Will)

"A woman can take care of the family. It takes a man to provide structure, to provide stability."
- Tom DeLay
(Related: Family, Care, Man, Stability, Woman)

"I was mainly influenced by the Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers, Loretta Lynn, Merle Haggard, and others like Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash."
- Iris DeMent
(Related: Family)

"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
(Related: Family, Tea)

"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."
- Rick Derringer
(Related: Family, Wife, Writer, Writing)

"When I was very young, I used to share much of what I wrote with my family, but as I got older and more self-conscious, it became a much more private process."
- Anita Desai
(Related: Family, Self)

"The book begins and ends with the visits to give the impression of a tunnel into their ancestors and family history. I believe in going backwards into the past - I felt I was digging a tunnel back to the past."
- Anita Desai
(Related: Family, History, Impression, Past)

"The Sabbath is a weekly cathedral raised up in my dining room, in my family, in my heart."
- Anita Diament
(Related: Family, Heart, Sabbath)

"My early childhood was spent in Newark, New Jersey, but my family moved to Denver when I was 12."
- Anita Diament
(Related: Family, Childhood)

"Family is the most important thing in the world."
- Princess Diana
(Related: Family, World)

"I would love a family. I'm at the age where the wish for a child gets stronger. But who knows."
- Cameron Diaz
(Related: Age, Love, Family)

"My father leaving the family shaped who I was and how I looked at the world. By the same token, my father telling me fairy tales that he had made up shaped me profoundly, too."
- Kate DiCamillo
(Related: Family, Father, World)

"A ball player has to be kept hungry to become a big leaguer. That's why no boy from a rich family has ever made the big leagues."
- Joe DiMaggio
(Related: Family)

"If anyone wants to know why three kids in one family made it to the big leagues they just had to know how we helped each other and how much we practiced back then. We did it every minute we could."
- Joe DiMaggio
(Related: Family, Kids)

"My childhood was safe and sane. No abuse and no traumas. I was surrounded by a large and loving family who taught me the importance of hard work and a meaningful education."
- Ronnie James Dio
(Related: Education, Family, Work, Abuse, Childhood, Hard work, Importance)

"I started at 5 years old in the kitchen table with my family supporting me. I know where I'm from and I know exactly where I'm going."
- Celine Dion
(Related: Family, Kitchen, Old, Years)

"We believed in our idea - a family park where parents and children could have fun- together."
- Walt Disney
(Related: Family, Idea, Children, Fun, Parents)

"A man should never neglect his family for business."
- Walt Disney
(Related: Business, Family, Man, Neglect)

"I wanted to share my life story and honor my roots. I am very proud of my family and mother."
- Rocco DiSpirito
(Related: Family, Life, Mother, Honor)

"The advantage is I have my family with me all the time. When your daughter takes her first steps or says her first words and your son is going through potty training, I'm not missing any of those things."
- Larry Dixon
(Related: Family, Time, Son, Daughter, First, Training, Words)

"I believed that I was being forced to sacrifice my family and my career in defense of the Communist Party, from which I had long been separated and which I had grown to dislike and distrust."
- Edward Dmytryk
(Related: Family, Sacrifice, Being, Career, Defense, Distrust, Party)

"They've found a way to privately, or within a small family group, share expressions, or other images, drawings, and then gain access to some of the world's great expressions and images and make them real, make them tangible."
- John Doerr
(Related: Family, Gain, World)

"Well, I was born in El Paso, Texas, it was in the nearest hospital to the family farm."
- Sam Donaldson
(Related: Family)

"There is no social program in this country that is as important as a good job that pays well, that gives someone an opportunity to go to work, have some security, have benefits, and take care of their family and have a good life."
- Byron Dorgan
(Related: Family, Life, Work, Opportunity, Benefits, Care, Country, Job, Security)

"I come from a pretty strange family."
- Illeana Douglas
(Related: Family, Pretty)

"A good job is more than just a paycheck. A good job fosters independence and discipline, and contributes to the health of the community. A good job is a means to provide for the health and welfare of your family, to own a home, and save for retirement."
- James H. Douglas
(Related: Health, Family, Home, Discipline, Community, Independence, Job, Retirement, Welfare)

"When a man has done his best, has given his all, and in the process supplied the needs of his family and his society, that man has made a habit of succeeding."
- Mack R. Douglas
(Related: Family, Society, Habit, Man, Needs)

"There's nothing like a family crisis, especially a divorce, to force a person to re-evaluate his life."
- Michael Douglas
(Related: Family, Life, Crisis, Divorce, Force, Nothing)

"There's an assumption in many of these cultures that these children are mentally retarded, when in fact they're not at all. I saw how the operation affects the child, as well as the child's family and often the village."
- Roma Downey
(Related: Family, Children, Fact)

"I do not understand how anyone can, in good conscience, tell a family whose child is suffering from a life-threatening disease that politics is more important than finding a cure."
- Jim Doyle
(Related: Family, Politics, Life, Conscience, Cure, Disease, Suffering)

"Family life itself, that safest, most traditional, most approved of female choices, is not a sanctuary: It is, perpetually, a dangerous place."
- Margaret Drabble
(Related: Family, Life, Choices)

"If you feel rooted in your home and family, if you're active in your community, there's nothing more empowering. The best way to make a difference in the world is to start by making a difference in your own life."
- Julia Louis Dreyfus
(Related: Home, Life, Family, Community, Difference, Nothing, World)

"I didn't go to the right schools, didn't come from a well-known family, nor was I even remotely connected to a powerful publishing dynasty."
- Matt Drudge
(Related: Family, Publishing, Right, Schools)

"I can only say, think of me what you will, I have worked for thirty years in the Party, and my whole family has devoted everything to the affairs of the Party, the affairs of socialism."
- Alexander Dubcek
(Related: Family, Party, Socialism, Will, Years)

"At first, when I got bad press and people would talk bad about my family or something like that, I would get really upset, but now it's just not worth my energy."
- Hilary Duff
(Related: Family, People, Energy, First, Now, Press, Talk, Worth)

"My family has been amazing, and they understand how blessed I am. They've been able to keep my sense of humor."
- Karen Duffy
(Related: Family, Humor, Sense)

"I never did quite fit the glamour mode. It is life with my husband and family that is my high now."
- Patty Duke
(Related: Family, Life, Husband, Glamour, Now)

"I have a great advantage over many of my colleagues inasmuch as my students bring with them to class their own personal knowledge of national, regional, religious, ethnic, occupational, and family folklore traditions."
- Alan Dundes
(Related: Family, Knowledge, Class, Religious, Students, Traditions)

"Their term project consists of a fieldwork collection of folklore that they create by interviewing family members, friends, or anyone they can manage to persuade to serve as an informant."
- Alan Dundes
(Related: Family, Friends, Project)

"The older I grow the more I see the influence of my family on my life. I didn't always see it. It was up to our parents to see that we had our education in a town that hadn't yet realized what racial prejudice was but actually knew and practiced it on occasion."
- Katherine Dunham
(Related: Education, Family, Life, Influence, Parents, Prejudice)

"The death tax destroys family businesses and stifles investment that leads to increases in jobs and personal income. As a result, 70 percent of family-owned businesses are not passed on to the next generation and 87 percent do not make it to the third generation."
- Jennifer Dunn
(Related: Death, Family, Tax, Income, Investment, Jobs, Result)

"I come from a family of great readers and storytellers."
- Katherine Dunn
(Related: Family)

"I feel akin to the Platypus. An orphan in a family. A swimmer, a recluse. Part bird, part fish, part lizard."
- Trevor Dunn
(Related: Family, Fish)

"The family is the nucleus of civilization."
- Will Durant
(Related: Family, Civilization)

"My father suffered much and toiled painfully all his life, for he had no resources other than the proceeds of his trade from which to support himself and his wife and family."
- Albrecht Durer
(Related: Family, Life, Father, Wife, Support, Trade)

"The film is a romance with songs and dances, aimed at a family audience."
- Sanjay Dutt
(Related: Family, Romance, Film, Songs)

"I'm always going back to one thing - my family... It's my family, my religion, my fighters. Put them in any order you want."
- Lou Duva
(Related: Family, Religion, Order, Want)

"We stayed there 24 hours a day. We lived and ate and slept that movie. We were enthusiastic, not just because of the movie, but because we had such a great collaborative team. We had a really good time. It was very much a family."
- John Dykstra
(Related: Family, Time, Day)

"I'm interested to go other places, I've been the boy in the bubble since we've been shooting, I need to go travel a little bit, see where the action is, other than going to see family, of course."
- George Eads
(Related: Travel, Family, Action)

"We must remember that North Carolina is more than a collection of regions and people. We are one state, one people, one family, bound by a common concern for each other."
- Michael F. Easley
(Related: Family, People, Concern, State)

"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 Alexander Eastman
(Related: Family, Friendship, Character, Blood)

"The family was not only the social unit, but also the unit of government."
- Charles Eastman
(Related: Family, Government)

"The clan is nothing more than a larger family, with its patriarchal chief as the natural head, and the union of several clans by intermarriage and voluntary connection constitutes the tribe."
- Charles Eastman
(Related: Family, Connection, Nothing)

"I'd like to do more family dramas."
- Aaron Eckhart
(Related: Family)

"The only people I have seen who have been truly pushing for the truth are the family members."
- Sibel Edmonds
(Related: Family, Truth, People)

"My family had all kinds of complications in relationships. I would like to meet the person who did not. Since when is being absolutely perfect what being a human is? What do we gain from that?"
- Anthony Edwards
(Related: Family, Being, Gain, Relationships)

"It takes a lot of work to put together a marriage, to put together a family and a home."
- Elizabeth Edwards
(Related: Family, Home, Work, Marriage)

"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."
- Elizabeth Edwards
(Related: Faith, Life, Power, Family, Hope, Friends, Joy)

"It's not that our family has no taste, it's just that our family's taste is inconsistent."
- Dave Eggers
(Related: Family, Taste)

"I think if you look at the themes that are presented in the film, some are inherently social, and I think that any film which deals with the family is dealing with the smallest social unit in our society - and in a sense it is a question of scope."
- Atom Egoyan
(Related: Family, Society, Deals, Film, Question, Sense)

"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."
- Atom Egoyan
(Related: Family)

"When I was planning Family Viewing, the Ontario Film Development Corporation came into existence."
- Atom Egoyan
(Related: Family, Development, Existence, Film, Planning)

"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
(Related: Family, Love, Generosity, Hate, Shame)

"Some of the most important conversations I've ever had occurred at my family's dinner table."
- Bob Ehrlich
(Related: Family)

"Every Maryland family wants financial security, schools that work, quality healthcare, safer neighborhoods, and ever-expanding economic opportunity. These are the building blocks of a superior quality of life."
- Robert. L. Ehrlich
(Related: Family, Life, Work, Quality, Opportunity, Financial, Building, Healthcare, Schools, Security)

"A company that pays attention to the family unit is a successful company. We don't isolate the family. We don't make rides that say, 'Hey mom, dad, you go sit on the bench.'"
- Michael Eisner
(Related: Family, Dad, Mom, Successful, Attention, Company)

"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."
- Elizabeth II
(Related: Family, Life, Service)

"Like all the best families, we have our share of eccentricities, of impetuous and wayward youngsters and of family disagreements."
- Elizabeth II
(Related: Family, Disagreements)

"The family only represents one aspect, however important an aspect, of a human being's functions and activities. A life is beautiful and ideal or the reverse, only when we have taken into our consideration the social as well as the family relationship."
- Henry Ellis
(Related: Family, Life, Being, Consideration)

"The poorer is a family, the greater is the proportion of the total outgo which must be used for food... The proportion of the outgo used for food, other things being equal, is the best measure of the material standard of living of a population."
- Ernst Engel
(Related: Family, Food, Being, Living, Measure, Population)

"If we abandon marriage, we abandon the family."
- Michael Enzi
(Related: Family, Marriage)

"You know, my life's changed now. I'm starting to experience what people are really supposed to do. You supposed to be married. You're supposed to have a family, kids, treat your wife right."
- Mike Epps
(Related: Experience, Family, Wife, People, Life, Kids, Now, Right)

"Babies control and bring up their families as much as they are controlled by them; in fact the family brings up baby by being brought up by him."
- Erik H. Erikson
(Related: Family, Control, Babies, Baby, Being, Fact)

"When I went to Philadelphia I was 26 years old and really sitting on top of the world. Family life, a professional career, plenty of friends and associates, and a good reputation, a wish list that could be the envy of many."
- Julius Erving
(Related: Family, Life, Career, Envy, Friends, Old, Reputation, World, Years)

"One of the things in the back of my mind is that, after my sports experience, I never want to be, totally consumed by any one endeavor, other than my family life."
- Julius Erving
(Related: Family, Life, Sports, Experience, Mind, Want)

"At the same time, it's a family story and more of an epic. I needed the third-person. I tried to give a sense that Cal, in writing his story, is perhaps inventing his past as much as recalling it."
- Jeffrey Eugenides
(Related: Family, Time, Past, Sense, Writing)

"I never saved my money. Whenever I worked in the past, I would spend it on my family or my husbands."
- Linda Evans
(Related: Family, Money, Husbands, Past)

"There couldn't have been a better Hollywood ending for us. It's beyond baseball. It's rooting for your family."
- Jimmy Fallon
(Related: Family, Baseball, Ending, Hollywood)

"It has always felt like a failure that Bjorn and I couldn't keep our family together. You never get it back, but to this day I don't regret splitting up. The reason behind our separation is one of those things I definitely don't want to go into!"
- Agnetha Faltskog
(Related: Family, Failure, Day, Reason, Regret, Separation, Want)

"We will see a breakdown of the family and family values if we decide to approve same-sex marriage, and if we decide to establish homosexuality as an acceptable alternative lifestyle with all the benefits that go with equating it with the heterosexual lifestyle."
- Jerry Falwell
(Related: Family, Marriage, Values, Benefits, Homosexuality, Will)

"God created the family to provide the maximum love and support and morality and example that one can imagine."
- Jerry Falwell
(Related: Family, Love, God, Morality, Example, Support)

"I am hoping that in this year of the family we will go into our families and reconcile differences."
- Louis Farrakhan
(Related: Family, Will)

"My dreams for the future are simple: work, a happy, healthy family, a lovely long motorcycle ride, and continuing the struggle to awaken people to the need for serious human rights reform."
- Mike Farrell
(Related: Dreams, Family, Work, People, Future, Rights, Human rights, Reform, Struggle)

"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."
- Warren Farrell
(Related: Family, Women, Balance, Being, Boys, Children, Girls, School, Teachers)

"And then in 1956 or 1957 my family went over to Europe and I moved over with them, and immediately people in Europe thought my perspective on that issue was 100% correct."
- Warren Farrell
(Related: Family, Thought, People, Europe, Perspective)

"And having a strong family, you know we've lost some members of our family and had some setbacks, but I think a good family and kids all those things I thought at one time... you got to be kidding me... Those things are so important they enable you to go on."
- Brett Favre
(Related: Family, Time, Thought, Kids)

"Well family is obviously the most important. There was a time when I thought football was the most important."
- Brett Favre
(Related: Family, Time, Thought, Football)

"The town, the team, it's a family. That has helped. For some people who have had to deal with some of the problems I have had to deal with don't have football as an out."
- Brett Favre
(Related: Family, People, Football, Problems)

"But when you lose a family member or something tragic happens, that stays with you forever. You never get over it. Knowing that you have to deal with that for the rest of your life... Football is important, but not as important as you once thought it was."
- Brett Favre
(Related: Family, Life, Thought, Football, Rest)

"I'm thankful for all the things that this job has given me and my family. But probably the thing that I am most proud of throughout my career is that, not only myself, but my family and the people around me have just been regular people, which we are."
- Brett Favre
(Related: Family, People, Career, Job)

"Hence my obstinate emphasis on stylistic continuity from work to work rather than specific sibling relationships between the individual work and other members of its stylistic 'family' in the world outside."
- Brian Ferneyhough
(Related: Work, Relationships, World)

"I came from a real working-class show business family."
- Sally Field
(Related: Business, Family)

"All the men in my family were bearded, and most of the women."
- W. C. Fields
(Related: Family, Men, Women)

"One of the things that binds us as a family is a shared sense of humor."
- Ralph Fiennes
(Related: Family, Humor, Sense)

"You can talk about movies all you want, but I have this porcelain fetish. I've had it since I was a kid, because there were so many kids in my family, the only place I had any solace was in the bathroom."
- Linda Fiorentino
(Related: Movies, Family, Kids, Talk, Want)

"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
(Related: Family, Sisters)

"I am vegetarian, though, and so is my family."
- Joely Fisher
(Related: Family)

"In today's economy, it's more common to need two incomes to raise a family."
- John Fisher
(Related: Family, Economy, Today)

"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
(Related: Family, Quarrels, Rules, Skin, Wounds)

"The true poet for me is a priest. As soon as he dons the cassock, he must leave his family."
- Gustave Flaubert
(Related: Family)

"It's so funny how my name has always been such a big deal. When I was growing up, my family was always moving. I had to meet new people all the time. And they'd laugh."
- Calista Flockhart
(Related: Family, Funny, Time, People, Growing up, Name)

"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
(Related: Family, Christian, Church, Being, Relatives, Scientists)

"Brando's a family friend. His mother gave my father a shot to be in a play at the Omaha Community Playhouse. That was the first production he was in."
- Peter Fonda
(Related: Family, Mother, Father, Friend, Community, First, Play, Production)

"There are no adequate substitutes for father, mother, and children bound together in a loving commitment to nurture and protect. No government, no matter how well-intentioned, can take the place of the family in the scheme of things."
- Gerald R. Ford
(Related: Family, Government, Mother, Father, Children, Commitment)

"If you are born into a family below the national median income, we provide you with an additional $500, and for every contribution made to a child's account below the national median income, we match it dollar for dollar - the federal government will."
- Harold Ford
(Related: Family, Government, Income, Will)

"I was born in Montreal and came from a lower-middle-class family."
- Maureen Forrester
(Related: Family)

"I want to be inspiring to myself, to my kids, my family, and my friends."
- Jodie Foster
(Related: Family, Friends, Inspiring, Kids, Want)

"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."
- Jim Fowler
(Related: Life, Family, Quality)

"I remember very much there in Falls Church there was a creek that was flowing down into 4 Mile Run. I believe it's now covered up where it goes under Columbia Street. I found a whole family of weasels down there."
- Jim Fowler
(Related: Family, Church, Now)

"Family is not an important thing, it's everything."
- Michael J. Fox
(Related: Family)

"My wife is so analytical with raising kids, and I am not. My feeling is if they turn out good, then that means I was a good daddy and put a lot of effort into it. If they turn out bad, it means they took after her side of the family."
- Jeff Foxworthy
(Related: Family, Wife, Effort, Feeling, Kids)

"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
(Related: Family, Time, Life, First, Right, Road)

"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
(Related: Family, Feeling, Royalty, State, World)

"I've been to all 50 states, and traveled this whole country, and 90 percent of the people are good folks. The rest of them take after the other side of the family."
- Jeff Foxworthy
(Related: Family, People, Country, Rest, states)

"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
(Related: Family, God, Argument, First, Friends)

"A large part of crime is economics - if people are working and and have a home and family to support, then I believe you can reduce the crime rate."
- Vincent Frank
(Related: Family, Home, People, Crime, Economics, Support)

"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
(Related: Family, Pleasure, Sorrow)

"We used to really feel like the band was our family."
- Chris Frantz
(Related: Family)

"It's not surprising to see in my own work, looking back, and in the work of some of my peers, an attention to family. It's nice to write a book that does tend toward significance and meaning, and where else are you sure of finding it?"
- Jonathan Franzen
(Related: Work, Family, Attention, Meaning)

"When I finally gave up any hope of doing anything representative of the American family, I actually seemed to have tapped into other people's weirdness in that way."
- Jonathan Franzen
(Related: Family, People, Hope, American)

"The concentration in my book on Marie Antoinette's childhood and on her family influences. It is surprising how some books actually start with her arrival in France!"
- Antonia Fraser
(Related: Family, Books, Childhood)

"I'm starting to judge success by the time I have for myself, the time I spend with family and friends. My priorities aren't amending; they're shifting."
- Brendan Fraser
(Related: Family, Success, Time, Friends, Priorities)

"I wish I could have 25,000 years of my personal family history documented in a very powerful computer or a CD-ROM that I could just pop in and my computer would never crash."
- Brendan Fraser
(Related: Family, History, Computer, Years)

"Over 120 Aboriginal communities run their own health services - some have been doing so for 30 years. They struggle with difficult medical problems. They also try to deal with counselling, stolen generations issues, family relationships, violence, suicide prevention."
- Malcolm Fraser
(Related: Family, Health, Medical, Generations, Prevention, Problems, Relationships, Struggle, Suicide, Violence, Years)

"Yet there are thousands of Indigenous people searching for family members."
- Malcolm Fraser
(Related: Family, People)

"It was fantastic to work in Cornwall partly because my family live there so I was able to do lots of visiting and eat lots of cake. They live all over Cornwall and all over Devon."
- Dawn French
(Related: Family, Work)

"It took so much of the tension out of me that my friends and family won't see me on this show."
- Jonathan Frid
(Related: Family, Friends, Tension)

"The greatest thing in family life is to take a hint when a hint is intended-and not to take a hint when a hint isn't intended."
- Robert Frost
(Related: Family, Life)

"I wanted the players to feel like they were part of a family, to be conscious of that controlled togetherness as they made that slow entrance onto the field. It had a great psychological effect on the opposing team, too. They'd never seen anything like it."
- Hayden Fry
(Related: Family, Effect)

"The aging and declining population will have far-reaching impacts. Declining fertility rates will possibly increase immigration. The structure of family and society will inevitably change."
- Toshihiko Fukui
(Related: Change, Family, Society, Population, Will)

"As I grew older, I came to feel more responsible for any hardship or trouble my career caused my family."
- Annette Funicello
(Related: Family, Career, Hardship, Trouble)

"Most original viewers of the Mickey Mouse Club didn't face the crush of family and social problems children have today."
- Annette Funicello
(Related: Family, Children, Mouse, Problems, Today)

"The simple answer is I'd just be a guy trying to feed my family, like everybody else. The complicated answer is, I think I'd be in some sort of military or government world of some sort."
- Antoine Fuqua
(Related: Government, Family, Military, Trying, World)

"I'd be a liar if I said I had a normal family."
- Edward Furlong
(Related: Family)

"I don't think anyone has a normal family."
- Edward Furlong
(Related: Family)

"I was the first actress in the family, and I am still the only actress in the family. I shouldn't be saying it, but it slipped out!"
- Eva Gabor
(Related: Family, First, Saying)

"Long before we understand ourselves through the process of self-examination, we understand ourselves in a self-evident way in the family, society and state in which we live."
- Hans-Georg Gadamer
(Related: Society, Family, Self, State)

"I guess you could say I devoted myself so strongly to my music that for awhile I forgot about my family. But I only get one set of parents, and I think I forgot about that for a little while."
- Lady Gaga
(Related: Music, Family, Parents)

"In France, you're with the crew, and you have lunch with them. It's more like a family."
- Charlotte Gainsbourg
(Related: Family, France)

"In an attempt to amuse my friends and family, I would do impressions of Dean Martin, singing Everybody Loves Somebody. I secretly really enjoyed singing the song."
- Peter Gallagher
(Related: Family, Friends, Martin, Singing, Song)

"My family were broadminded enough to support me when I wanted to pursue a life in the theatre."
- Peter Gallagher
(Related: Family, Life, Support, Theatre)

"I love playing a dad. It's hard to find family dramas that are genuinely funny."
- Peter Gallagher
(Related: Family, Funny, Love, Dad)

"I don't just come from a musical family, but from a musical community."
- Lesley Garrett
(Related: Family, Community)

"I have no intention of going back to France, except for yearly visits to meet my family."
- Francois Gautier
(Related: Family, France, Intention)

"I'm lucky. The best possible place in the world for training is Addis Ababa, so I am home all the time except when I am racing. I like to be there, near my family, my kids, also the real estate business I run with my wife."
- Haile Gebrselassie
(Related: Business, Home, Time, Family, Wife, Kids, Racing, Training, World)

"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."
- Bob Geldof
(Related: Family, Life, Songs)

"And whereas women had to fight to find their way into the workforce, men are now fighting to reclaim their place in the family structure."
- Bob Geldof
(Related: Family, Men, Women, Fight, Fighting, Now)

"Why would we want to keep a tax cut that's failed? Why would we not want to go back to the Clinton tax code? And why would we not want to help every family more with a health-care plan like mine? Let's help average people. Let's be Democrats."
- Dick Gephardt
(Related: Family, People, Health, Democrats, Tax, Help, Want)

"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."
- Gil Gerard
(Related: Family, Being, Golf, Project)

"It's based around a Jewish family but it really is a universal theme about getting along and coming along."
- Jami Gertz
(Related: Family)

"My kids and my family are number one; I enjoy them the most."
- Jami Gertz
(Related: Family, Kids)

"And we had a DJ - my childhood friend from Chicago came to be the DJ at our party out in LA. It was a party, rockin' and rolling, and it was dancing and fun. For me it was different; just to have family with us."
- Jami Gertz
(Related: Family, Friend, Chicago, Childhood, Dancing, Fun, Party)

"If you can feed your family, give them an education, then you are a success."
- Jami Gertz
(Related: Success, Education, Family)

"The Getty family has been fully supportive throughout this situation, and for that, I am very grateful."
- Gordon Getty
(Related: Family)

"I've managed to dodge the curse. Not all my family have. Of course, music helped me - music is all about civilization, about something worthwhile. It's all about ideas."
- Gordon Getty
(Related: Family, Music, Civilization, Ideas)

"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
(Related: Family, Home)

"I'm very much a family person."
- Barry Gibb
(Related: Family)

"I just love the feeling a close family gives you and I wouldn't change it for anything."
- Barry Gibb
(Related: Change, Family, Love, Feeling)

"I think for anybody, any family, and I know there are families out there that are going through this even now, that it is the hardest thing in the world. Nobody is ever prepared for it."
- Robin Gibb
(Related: Family, Now, World)

"I've always like roadracing, but you know how it is in a family when you're young. They thought it was a little too dangerous so I started with Trials riding."
- Sete Gibernau
(Related: Family, Thought, Trials)

"A woman should be home with the children, building that home and making sure there's a secure family atmosphere."
- Mel Gibson
(Related: Family, Home, Building, Children, Woman)

"My family pride is something inconceivable. I can't help it. I was born sneering."
- William Gilbert
(Related: Family, Help, Pride)

"The welfare culture tells the man he is not a necessary part of the family; he feels dispensable, his wife knows he is dispensable, his children sense it."
- George Gilder
(Related: Family, Wife, Children, Culture, Man, Sense, Welfare)

"When I came there I found all my family gone, for the Indians had killed five people in the winter near that place, which frightened my wife and family away to Roanoke about 35 miles nearer in among the inhabitants, which I was informed of by an old man I met near the place."
- Christopher Gist
(Related: Family, Wife, People, Man, Old, Winter)

"We're Jews, my family, and Jews break down into two distinct subcultures: book Jews and money Jews. We were money Jews."
- Ira Glass
(Related: Money, Family)

"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."
- Tom Glazer
(Related: Family, Music, Mother, Father, Interest)

"I've been a Goodwill Ambassador for the UNICEF and the UNICEF family for more than twelve years."
- Danny Glover
(Related: Family, Goodwill, Years)

"I was able to do To Sleep with Anger, a very powerful film about African Americans, their spirituality, and the things that happened within a small community and a family."
- Danny Glover
(Related: Family, Anger, African, Americans, Community, Film, Sleep, Spirituality)

"The only person who had any control was Jonathan Harris. His character was so flamboyant that he was able to make things happen. My character was fairly one-dimensional, so I had my relationship with Dr. Smith and with the family."
- Mark Goddard
(Related: Family, Character, Control)

"Life is about family and technology."
- Mark Goddard
(Related: Family, Life, Technology)

"Let the machine take care of the machines, and I'll go spend more time with my family, or golf."
- Mark Goddard
(Related: Time, Family, Care, Golf, Machine, Machines)

"I would have liked it to have stayed serious and have the adventures of a family lost in space. This isn't to take anything away from Jonathan and the Robot. I watch his performance today and he still makes me laugh."
- Mark Goddard
(Related: Family, Performance, Space, Today)

"The kids like to get pictures of me for their parents. They know how proud I am of them-they have a lot more to worry about than my stardom. They are trying to make good choices for their own lives, but this gives them a little fun. They are part of my family."
- Mark Goddard
(Related: Family, Choices, Fun, Kids, Parents, Trying, Worry)

"I've had a lot of cognitive behavioural therapy, and am having a family now."
- Trisha Goddard
(Related: Family, Now, Therapy)

"If you go to most third world countries, the older woman dispenses advice to the arguing couple while other members of the family, or even the village, sit around and listen. It is no big deal."
- Trisha Goddard
(Related: Family, Advice, Countries, Woman, World)

"You get a letter from her agency embracing you into the family that says, 'It is our goal now to help you achieve your dream of being a songwriter, in John's memory.'"
- Arthur Godfrey
(Related: Family, Dream, Goal, Being, Help, Memory, Now)

"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
(Related: Family, Time, Husband)

"I was ever of the opinion, that the honest man who married and brought up a large family, did more service than he who continued single, and only talked of population."
- Oliver Goldsmith
(Related: Family, Man, Opinion, Population, Service)

"If you cannot work on the marriage or the women is a moron, staying married and cheating makes the most sense because divorce is disruptive to the family life and your bank account."
- Al Goldstein
(Related: Family, Life, Marriage, Women, Work, Bank account, Cheating, Divorce, Sense)

"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 Goldwater
(Related: Family, Life, Wife, People, American, Congress, Friends, Nixon, Party, World)

"Family is always the most important part."
- Ekaterina Gordeeva
(Related: Family)

"The majority of the time I'm at home with my family, I play football three times a week."
- Martin Gore
(Related: Home, Time, Family, Football, Majority, Play)

"It was an idea we had when Al was in the Senate - to organize and moderate an annual conference that would look at government policy through the lens of the family to help identify ways that the family can be supported and strengthened."
- Tipper Gore
(Related: Family, Government, Policy, Idea, Help, Senate)

"Past conference topics have included strengthening the role of fathers in children's lives, the impact of the media culture on children, the delicate balance between work and family, and family involvement in education."
- Tipper Gore
(Related: Education, Family, Work, Balance, Children, Culture, Fathers, Media, Past)

"We use tools such as email, not just as a way to keep in daily touch with family members who live in other cities, but also as a way to keep in touch with staff and members of the public."
- Tipper Gore
(Related: Family, Cities, Public, Tools)

"And I look forward to the time when I can become more indulgent with my songwriting. But this band is a family, and it's a process that we have to grow with together."
- Stone Gossard
(Related: Time, Family)

"We may take breaks and do other things, but we feel we'll ultimately have Pearl Jam as a family."
- Stone Gossard
(Related: Family, May)

"After 4 years on NYPD Blue it has been nice to have the summer off and spend time with family and friends. There are a few projects I am interested in and plan to be working this fall."
- Mark-Paul Gosselaar
(Related: Family, Time, Friends, Projects, Summer, Years)

"We train in the mornings, and then I go home and rest or sleep, and usually I go for a meal with Abel of a night, as we're the two with no family here, so we tend to hang around together."
- Richard Gough
(Related: Family, Home, Night, Rest, Sleep)

"Deep inside us, we know what every family therapist knows: the problems between the parents become the problems within the children."
- Roger Gould
(Related: Family, Children, Deep, Parents, Problems)

"I've made out more this season on a family-friendly show than ever in my actual life."
- Lauren Graham
(Related: Life, Family)

"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
(Related: Life, Family, Friends)

"Insanity runs in my family. It practically gallops."
- Cary Grant
(Related: Family, Insanity)

"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
(Related: Family, Religion, Church, School, State)

"Is it philosophical, is it quite allowable, to assume without evidence from fossil plants that the family or any of the genera was once larger and wide spread? and occupied a continuous area?"
- Asa Gray
(Related: Family, Plants)

"Just to have that sense of family, it gives you something that you know you need to take care of for the rest of your life. People gave it to him, and he passed it on to us."
- Benny Green
(Related: Family, Life, People, Care, Rest, Sense)

"It's all about quality of life and finding a happy balance between work and friends and family."
- Philip Green
(Related: Family, Life, Work, Quality, Balance, Friends)

"They stayed by my side the whole time - my teammates, family and all the fans."
- William Green
(Related: Family, Time, Fans)

"But, neither of these educational scenarios worked for us, so when we started a family, we wanted a different school for our children. And the other founders felt the same way."
- Daniel Greenberg
(Related: Family, Children, School)

"I heard Yiddish when my father's family came to the house, which was as seldom as my mother could arrange it."
- Joseph Greenberg
(Related: Family, Mother, Father)

"Dignity is not negotiable. Dignity is the honor of the family."
- Vartan Gregorian
(Related: Family, Dignity, Honor)

"My family was very, very receptive to all; all races, religions."
- Pam Grier
(Related: Family)

"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
(Related: Beauty, Family, Appearance, Talk)

"Give us a chance to show you that those so-called protective laws to aid women - however well intentioned originally - have become in fact restraints, which keep wife, abandoned wife, and widow alike from supporting her family."
- Martha Griffiths
(Related: Family, Women, Wife, Chance, Fact, Laws)

"I found it an interesting portrait of a marriage in exploring notions of how one partner supports the other, whilst not jeopardizing the greater good - which is the family."
- Rachel Griffiths
(Related: Family, Marriage)

"I think family movies have gotten so rich in this country."
- Rachel Griffiths
(Related: Family, Movies, Country)

"I state for the record that I have never sought funds from any POW family, nor led them to believe in any way that we were going on a mission to rescue their specific missing loved one."
- Bo Gritz
(Related: Family, Mission, State)

"I grew up in a very large family in a very small house. I never slept alone until after I was married."
- Lewis Grizzard
(Related: Family)

"Dying people in pre-industrial cultures typically died in the context of an extended family, clan, or tribe."
- Stanislav Grof
(Related: Family, People, Dying)

"I take the family shopping round. The markets of the world."
- Edgar Guest
(Related: Family, World)

"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
(Related: Family, Travel, Friends)

"What sustains me is to be with my family and to write."
- David Guterson
(Related: Family)

"The building of friendship, family, community and love is complicated. We are so isolated in this country, no longer supported by tribes and villages."
- Jasmine Guy
(Related: Love, Family, Friendship, Building, Community, Country)

"The state and the church seldom approve of anything I do. I don't need their approval. I don't aspire to the heterosexual nuclear family model."
- Jasmine Guy
(Related: Family, Church, Approval, State)

"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
(Related: Family, Love, Friends)

"I grew up in a family where many of our close friends were gay couples. As well as that, every man goes through a period of thinking they're attracted to another guy."
- Jake Gyllenhaal
(Related: Family, Friends, Gay, Man, Thinking)

"As a child my family's menu consisted of two choices: take it or leave it."
- Buddy Hackett
(Related: Family)

"I've got one young family by the first wife, with four children."
- Merle Haggard
(Related: Family, Wife, Children, First)

"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
(Related: Family, Creativity, Now, Right, Songs)

"I just asked myself, what piece of that man's soul did he just chew off and swallow to get next week's assignment? You know, just to live, just to work as an artist, or to feed the family?"
- Paul Haggis
(Related: Family, Work, Soul, Artist, Man)

"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
(Related: Family, Wife, God, Fact)

"Tammy Faye, I pray for every day. I really liked her. I wanted to be in their family."
- Jessica Hahn
(Related: Family, Day)

"In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future."
- Alex Haley
(Related: Family, Future, Past)

"When you start about family, about lineage and ancestry, you are talking about every person on earth."
- Alex Haley
(Related: Family, Ancestry, Earth, Talking)

"Roots is not just a saga of my family. It is the symbolic saga of a people."
- Alex Haley
(Related: Family, People)

"I think the obvious answer is I was raised in New York City, so growing up, not only myself but my family, like my father, we would watch a lot of Scorsese films."
- Anthony Michael Hall
(Related: Family, Father, Growing up, Obvious)

"My two favorite things about being a pro player are Sunday afternoons being able to excite many fans and the money because I get to treat my family and friends and myself to nice things."
- Dante Hall
(Related: Family, Money, Being, Fans, Favorite, Friends)

"And I think one of the tasks that I always feel is how to get that vision out of them. Not exactly what they want, but what they want to accomplish for themselves or their community or their family."
- Lawrence Halprin
(Related: Family, Vision, Community, Want)

"I never saw myself so much as an actor. I wanted to be a cartoonist like Charles M. Schulz and create my own world and be able to have a studio at home and not commute and be able to be with my family."
- Mark Hamill
(Related: Family, Home, Actor, World)

"I'd like to find great roles close to home and work on great projects while staying near my family. My family's the most important thing to me right now."
- Harry Hamlin
(Related: Home, Work, Family, Now, Projects, Right)

"I love the idea that biodiesel has the potential to support farmers, especially the family farms."
- Daryl Hannah
(Related: Family, Love, Idea, Potential, Support)

"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."
- Marcia Gay Harden
(Related: Family, Work, Competition, Favorite, Relationships)

"The Universal Declaration of Human Rights describes the family as the natural and fundamental unit of society. It follows that any choice and decision with regard to the size of the family must irrevocably rest with the family itself, and cannot be made by anyone else."
- Garrett Hardin
(Related: Family, Society, Decision, Choice, Rights, Human rights, Rest)

"Fundamentalists are panicked by the apparent disintegration of the family, the disappearance of certainty and the decay of morality. Fear leads them to ask, if we cannot trust the Bible, what can we trust?"
- Garrett Hardin
(Related: Trust, Family, Morality, Fear, Bible, Certainty)

"Only solitary men know the full joys of friendship. Others have their family; but to a solitary and an exile his friends are everything."
- Warren G. Harding
(Related: Men, Friendship, Family)

"I am the family face; flesh perishes, I live on."
- Thomas Hardy
(Related: Family)

"But I just felt at one point that I was on a hamster wheel, you know? Just doing movie after movie and thinking so much about career related things and I think missing out on hanging with my friends and family as much I needed to."
- Woody Harrelson
(Related: Family, Career, Friends, Thinking)

"I have a tight family group that's really important to me. I don't want to work all the time."
- Ed Harris
(Related: Family, Time, Work, Want)

"I had some really dear friends who died from AIDS-one in particular. His family wasn't around and he didn't have many friends. I spent a lot of time with him in his later days."
- Ed Harris
(Related: Family, Time, Friends)

"One's nativity is not of his own choosing, but whatever it may be, it is entitled to respect; and all nations have honorable place in the world's family."
- Paul Harris
(Related: Family, May, Nations, Respect, World)

"The nations of the West hope that by means of steam communication all the world will become as one family."
- Townsend Harris
(Related: Family, Hope, Communication, Nations, Will, World)

"Any nation that refuses to hold intercourse with other nations must expect to be excluded from this family."
- Townsend Harris
(Related: Family, Nation, Nations)

"I have a big family and had to move them all from the coast of Oregon to New York three times for the workshops and for the actual production itself, which had about a four month development rehearsal schedule."
- Gregory Harrison
(Related: Family, Development, Production)

"I have to be very careful about how often I drag my family to places. They need some stability in their lives."
- Gregory Harrison
(Related: Family, Stability)

"So when I made some money, I didn't have any idea how one handled such a situation because no one in our family ever had any money."
- Jim Harrison
(Related: Family, Money, Idea)

"I was always the shame of the family - the one Yankee who was actually born in the North."
- Randy Harrison
(Related: Family, Shame, Yankee)

"I think the sense of community that exists with all the characters - that's the answer. The fact that they have found a family in their friends. It does give some depth and meaning to their lives."
- Randy Harrison
(Related: Family, Community, Fact, Friends, Meaning, Sense)

"Tune in to Kids and Family Week is perfect for me."
- Melissa Joan Hart
(Related: Family, Kids)

"I'd always done family-friendly stuff. I wanted to do a film where I could show my darker side and make people uncomfortable."
- Melissa Joan Hart
(Related: Family, People, Film)

"With the permanent elimination of this tax, farmers and business owners will have the sense of security they need to plan for the financial future of their business or farm and their family."
- Doc Hastings
(Related: Business, Family, Financial, Future, Tax, Security, Sense, Will)

"With my support, the House of Representatives recently voted to permanently repeal the death tax so that family farms and businesses can be passed down to children and grandchildren."
- Doc Hastings
(Related: Death, Family, Children, Tax, Support)

"In six short years, small business owners and family farmers will once again be assessed a tax on the value of their property at the time of their death, despite having paid taxes throughout their lifetime."
- Doc Hastings
(Related: Business, Family, Time, Death, Tax, Property, Taxes, Value, Will, Years)

"I hope that the Senate acts quickly to pass this legislation so that Americans will no longer worry about having to sell the family farm or business to pay taxes after the death of a loved one."
- Doc Hastings
(Related: Business, Death, Family, Hope, Americans, Legislation, Senate, Taxes, Will, Worry)

"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
(Related: Change, Family, Needs, Open, Order)

"With regard to my family as I said nothing upon the subject before I may tell you that I have six children living, 1 dead and before I have the pleasure of seeing you I expect another."
- John Hawley
(Related: Family, Children, Living, May, Nothing, Pleasure)

"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
(Related: Family, Health, Attention, Exercise, May)

"I wish I had it in my power to furnish you with accommodation I should feel proud to do it, shall be happy to hear from you at anytime when you engagements will allow you an hour and remain with best wishes for yourself, family and circuit."
- John Hawley
(Related: Family, Power, Will, Wishes)

"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
(Related: Family, First, Friends, Literature, Writing)

"Do not let your bachelor ways crystallize so that you can't soften them when you come to have a wife and a family of your own."
- Rutherford B. Hayes
(Related: Family, Wife)

"And, quite frankly, I fully expected to be charged with murder, because they weren't charging anybody. I did it in terms of, I felt like I was throwing down the gauntlet saying look, this is what happened. There's a family out there that needed to know what happened."
- Patty Hearst
(Related: Family, Murder, Saying)

"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
(Related: Family, Work, Burden, Disability, Disease, Kids)

"The Bible is the great family chronicle of the Jews."
- Heinrich Heine
(Related: Family, Bible)

"Nebraskans are known for giving of themselves and that quality is part of what makes our state such a wonderful place to live, work and raise a family."
- Dave Heineman
(Related: Family, Work, Quality, Giving, State)

"I will commit myself to making this state an even greater place to live, work and raise a family. I intend to reach out from border to border to hear first-hand from our citizens about their thoughts, concerns and ideas for our state."
- Dave Heineman
(Related: Work, Family, Ideas, Thoughts, First, State, Will)

"I want our government to encourage and protect freedom as well as our traditions of faith and family."
- Jesse Helms
(Related: Faith, Family, Government, Freedom, Traditions, Want)

"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
(Related: Family, Love, Faith, Compassion, Future, Promise, Today, United)

"Love and business and family and religion and art and patriotism are nothing but shadows of words when a man's starving!"
- O. Henry
(Related: Art, Business, Family, Love, Patriotism, Religion, Man, Nothing, Shadows, Words)

"This is all the inheritance I give to my dear family. The religion of Christ will give them one which will make them rich indeed."
- Patrick Henry
(Related: Religion, Family, Christ, Inheritance, Will)

"I have now disposed of all my property to my family. There is one thing more I wish I could give them, and that is the Christian religion."
- Patrick Henry
(Related: Religion, Family, Christian, Now, Property)

"When I was 20 or 21, I didn't... I won't say care about anything, but you're like in your own world - you made something that you always wanted to do, and then you kind of think only about your family and yourself."
- Thierry Henry
(Related: Family, Care, World)

"Some people recovering from drugs or alcohol stay with the programs indefinitely, making the recovery program their family, a long-term source of attention rewards."
- Keith Henson
(Related: Family, People, Alcohol, Attention, Drugs)

"People under the influence of cults is similar to that we observe in addicts. Typical behaviour for both includes draining bank accounts, neglecting children, destroying relations with family and losing interest in anything except the drug or cult."
- Keith Henson
(Related: Family, People, Children, Influence, Interest, Losing)

"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
(Related: Family, Lie, Children, Language, Learning, Tradition)

"People can undergo a sudden change of thinking and loyalties under threat of death or intense social pressure and isolation from friends and family."
- Keith Henson
(Related: Change, Death, Family, People, Friends, Isolation, Pressure, Thinking)

"My family moved to Buffalo, New York in 1940 where I was raised."
- Jack Herer
(Related: Family)

"Bush can talk about 100,000 people wanting to go work in the police or in the army. It's because there's nothing else for them to do. They're willing to stand in line to get bombed because they want to take care of their family."
- Seymour Hersh
(Related: Family, Work, People, Army, Care, Nothing, Police, Talk, Want)

"Working long hours being single helps because your time is yours. Once you have a family your time isn't all yours anymore. Most of the Mac team, we were in our mid-20's, most of us were single, and we were able to essentially devote our lives to it."
- Andy Hertzfeld
(Related: Family, Time, Being)

"Meanwhile I married and I adopted three kids who were all from one family and then later I was divorced."
- Betty Hill
(Related: Family, Kids)

"The foundation of family - that's where it all begins for me."
- Faith Hill
(Related: Family)

"Nashville is one of the greatest places for the best songwriters in the world. It's been fantastic to live there and to raise our family there. It's a great town."
- Faith Hill
(Related: Family, World)

"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."
- James Hillman
(Related: Family, Values, Christian, American, Talk, Tradition)

"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
(Related: Dad, Family, Animals, Being, Camping, Fishing)

"I've made all my money on my own without my family and I work very hard."
- Paris Hilton
(Related: Family, Money, Work)

"The Church is everywhere represented as one. It is one body, one family, one fold, one kingdom. It is one because pervaded by one Spirit. We are all baptized into one Spirit so as to become, says the apostle, on body."
- Charles Hodge
(Related: Family, Church, Body, Spirit)

"If you have this enormous talent, it's got you by the balls, it's a demon. You can't be a family man and a husband and a caring person and be that animal. Dickens wasn't that nice a guy."
- Dustin Hoffman
(Related: Family, HusbTalent, Caring, Man)

"Somehow I think it was declared very early on that I was the - if not the black sheep of the family, not a very good student."
- Dustin Hoffman
(Related: Family, Sheep)

"I came to a happy Jewish family in dark days in Europe."
- Roald Hoffmann
(Related: Family, Europe)

"He had one uniform practice, and a very bad one it was, during the time of family worship, and just three or four seconds before the conclusion of the prayer, he started to his feet, and ran barking round the apartment like a crazed beast."
- James Hogg
(Related: Family, Time, Feet, Practice, Prayer, Worship)

"When the young Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret were growing up, that was at it's height and the War cemented that with photographs of the Royal Family having breakfast together and so on, by pinning their reputation so firmly on that particular issue."
- Anthony Holden
(Related: Family, War, Growing up, Reputation)

"In 1997, the National Bankruptcy Review Commission recommended that chapter 12 of the Federal Bankruptcy Code, the chapter that contains bankruptcy protection for family farmers, be made permanent."
- Tim Holden
(Related: Family, Protection)

"I just thought that I had had my fill for a while and wanted to have a family. My husband was moving to Chicago for his job. And so I went along. And it was a great thing that I did."
- Lauren Holly
(Related: Family, HusbThought, Chicago, Job)

"My own family and thousands of other Japanese Americans were interned during World War II. It took our nation over 40 years to apologize."
- Mike Honda
(Related: Family, War, Americans, Nation, World, World war, Years)

"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
(Related: Family, Women, Benefits)

"My own mother always taught me that fairness was a family value - I think equal pay is about fairness for everyone."
- Mike Honda
(Related: Family, Mother, Value)

"I am a great admirer of Sen. Frist, who is a nationally known heart surgeon and well known in Nashville as a great family man who has dedicated his life to helping others and, in that regard, he has followed in his father's footsteps."
- John Jay Hooker
(Related: Family, Life, Heart, Father, Footsteps, Man)

"No amount of law enforcement can solve a problem that goes back to the family."
- J. Edgar Hoover
(Related: Family, Law)

"I think that in a year I may retire. I cannot take my money with me when I die and I wish to enjoy it, with my family, while I live. I should prefer living in Germany to any other country, though I am an American, and am loyal to my country."
- Harry Houdini
(Related: Money, Family, American, Country, Germany, Living, May)

"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."
- Laurence Housman
(Related: Family, July, Man, Name, Ugly)

"My mother's background was Scottish. She came from an old family, some of whom lived in upper New York State and some of whom had come over from Scotland."
- Alan Hovhaness
(Related: Family, Mother, Old, Scotland, State)

"I'm trying to make enough money where I can be financially independent and be able to go and just pursue that thing that everybody really needs, just pursue my family and the cause of my family."
- Terrence Howard
(Related: Family, Money, Cause, Needs, Trying)

"When I walk into an Orthodox Church... one is immediately aware that one has stepped into the presence of what St. Paul would call the whole family in heaven and earth. You have stepped into the precincts of heaven!"
- Thomas Howard
(Related: Family, Church, Earth, Heaven)

"Universal peace sounds ridiculous to the head of an average family."
- Kin Hubbard
(Related: Family, Peace)

"Touring is tough. You're almost in a haze because you don't really know where you are half the time: You're in a hotel room one moment, and the next thing you know, you're onstage performing for 60,000 people, then you're back on an airplane. It's very hectic and I couldn't do it without my family."
- Vanessa Hudgens
(Related: Family, People)

"Blood relatives often have nothing to do with family, and similarly, family is about who you choose to make your life with."
- Oliver Hudson
(Related: Family, Life, Blood, Nothing, Relatives)

"Personally, fame never really played any part in our family life."
- Oliver Hudson
(Related: Family, Life, Fame)

"Wherever the citizen becomes indifferent to his fellows, so will the husband be to his wife, and the father of a family toward the members of his household."
- Wilhelm von Humboldt
(Related: Family, Father, Wife, Husband, Will)

"Every child growing up will look to their parents, my mother and my father. My grandmother lived with us. I picked up quite a bit of family lore and history from her, which was interesting."
- John Hume
(Related: Family, History, Mother, Father, Growing up, Parents, Will)

"Mothers and daughters can stay very connected during teenage years. In the middle of your life, you can become very alone. Even though you're connected deeply to other family members, lovers, husbands, friends."
- Holly Hunter
(Related: Family, Life, Daughters, Friends, Husbands, Lovers, Mothers, Teenage, Years)

"And the trajectory that our debt is taking now beyond $14 trillion is going to have an impact on our currency. It goes south, and our currency's going to have an impact on our standard of living and affect every family in this country, and over time, our international competitiveness."
- Jon Huntsman, Jr.
(Related: Family, Time, Country, Debt, Living, Now)

"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."
- King Hussein I
(Related: Family, People, Hope, Day, Man, Will, World)

"A liberal education... frees a man from the prison-house of his class, race, time, place, background, family and even his nation."
- Robert M. Hutchins
(Related: Family, Education, Time, Class, Liberal, Man, Nation, Prison, Race)

"The only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works, is the family."
- Lee Iacocca
(Related: Family)

"No matter what you've done for yourself or for humanity, if you can't look back on having given love and attention to your own family, what have you really accomplished?"
- Lee Iacocca
(Related: Love, Family, Attention, Humanity)

"I got caught up on drugs for a few years, I'm off it, I'm very happy, got two kids and a family and everything. And like I said I'm making the underground music, and keeping it real."
- Vanilla Ice
(Related: Family, Music, Drugs, Kids, Years)

"The revolution is carried out by means of one's thought, not through one's family background."
- Kim Jong Il
(Related: Family, Thought, Revolution)

"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."
- Laura Innes
(Related: Family, Age, Friend, Community, Gay)

"We've been back since July, but I spent some time with the family in the south of France over the summer. We rented a house with another couple and took it easy."
- Laura Innes
(Related: Family, Time, France, July, Summer)

"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."
- Jay Inslee
(Related: Family, Technology, Action, American, Energy, Jobs, Manufacturing, Order, Wage, World)

"My family gave me values that have sustained me through situations that would challenge any person. My personal relationship with the Lord inspires me in all I do."
- Kathy Ireland
(Related: Family, Values, Challenge)

"Some of us may just, in one-on-one conversations with our family, with our friends, over the back fence with our neighbors, talk about the reality of our lives and realize that we're not alone, that we have a right to be physically safe and emotionally safe in our own homes."
- Patricia Ireland
(Related: Family, Friends, May, Neighbors, Reality, Right, Talk)

"And of course we are familiar with the English common law rule of thumb that said a man could in fact use a stick no bigger than his thumb to discipline his wife and family."
- Patricia Ireland
(Related: Family, Wife, Discipline, English, Fact, Law, Man)

"We have to stop this violence. We have to make the political nature of the violence clear, that the violence we experience in our own homes is not a personal family matter, it's a public and political problem. It's a way that women are kept in line, kept in our places."
- Patricia Ireland
(Related: Experience, Family, Nature, Women, Public, Violence)

"When I hear traditional family values raised, I hear that effort once again to re-establish the man as head and master of his family. Who had the, not only the right, but the obligation to discipline his wife and children to keep them in line?"
- Patricia Ireland
(Related: Family, Wife, Discipline, Values, Children, Effort, Man, Obligation, Right)

"When I started law school I was shocked to learn that our legal system traditionally had the man as the head and master of the family. As late as the '70s and '80s when we were fighting for the Equal Rights Amendment, states like Louisiana still had a head and master law."
- Patricia Ireland
(Related: Legal, Family, Fighting, Rights, Law, Man, School, states)

"In January of 1995, my family and I moved to Seattle. Pearl Jam did the first of their live radio broadcasts, Monkey Wrench Radio, along with many other Seattle musicians."
- Jack Irons
(Related: Family, First, Musicians)

"The whole thing means such a great deal for me, and hopefully one day it will be there. But my friends and my family mean a little more. I would rather be helping them, even if it hurts that."
- Michael Irvin
(Related: Family, Day, Friends, Will)

"I know the type of demons they have to fight and I am going to help them, because it's the only way I can keep them from getting to my family. I have to clean up my friends because they are around my boys. It's upsetting."
- Michael Irvin
(Related: Family, Boys, Fight, Friends, Help)

"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
(Related: Family, Sense)

"No adult in my family would ever tell me anything about who my father was. I knew from an older cousin - only four years older than I am - everything, or what little I could discover about him."
- John Irving
(Related: Family, Father, Years)

"I'm very fortunate in that I don't have money problems. I have lunch with my wife at home. I don't have to commute, so I have much more time with my family."
- Kazuo Ishiguro
(Related: Family, Money, Time, Home, Wife, Problems)

"People were incredibly kind to our family and went out of their way to help."
- Kazuo Ishiguro
(Related: Family, People, Help)

"Our family arrived in England in 1960. At that time I thought the war was ancient history. But if I think of 15 years ago from now, that's 1990, and that seems like yesterday to me."
- Kazuo Ishiguro
(Related: Family, Time, War, History, Thought, England, Now, Years, Yesterday)

"I'm not a kid. You don't get in this business for anonymity. It's not like I have posters of myself on the wall, but at the same time, I'm kind of ready for a little bit of it, but I worry for my little one, and my family - their privacy. That's what I'm more protective of."
- Hugh Jackman
(Related: Business, Family, Time, Privacy, Worry)

"Hee Haw was probably my biggest exposure to live music at a young age, because there wasn't any live music around my town and no one in my family played instruments."
- Alan Jackson
(Related: Family, Music, Age)

"I Worked in the family auto body shop, lifted weights, and rode a few Victory Sports Indoors."
- Ben Jackson
(Related: Family, Sports, Victory, Body)

"I think it's been a little difficult at times for the audience, because they've told me they see me as a family member. So to see your little sister sing about sex... I think they are pretty used to it now."
- Janet Jackson
(Related: Family, Sex, Sister, Now, Pretty)

"I am the baby in the family, and I always will be. I am actually very happy to have that position. But I still get teased. I don't mind that."
- Janet Jackson
(Related: Family, Baby, Mind, Will)

"He shouldn't be alone at a time like this. This is a special time for me to be around as much as I can. He needs his family and his friends and his fans."
- Joseph Jackson
(Related: Family, Time, Fans, Friends, Needs)

"I love my family and I miss them very much but I'm a new person now. I know a lot of people will not agree with what I've done, but it was right for me."
- LaToya Jackson
(Related: Family, Love, People, Now, Right, Will)

"I'll never stop dreaming that one day we can be a real family, together, all of us laughing and talking, loving and understanding, not looking at the past but only to the future."
- LaToya Jackson
(Related: Family, Day, Future, Past, Talking, Understanding)

"When I'm ready, I plan to adopt. I still believe in family."
- LaToya Jackson
(Related: Family)

"I can't say it's not painful being estranged from most of my family. I wish it could be otherwise."
- LaToya Jackson
(Related: Family, Being)

"I married him because he told me it was the only way he could protect me. If we were just manager and client, my family could do whatever they wanted to get me back, but if I was his wife, they couldn't."
- LaToya Jackson
(Related: Family, Manager, Wife)

"People had this image of the Jacksons as the perfect American family and I destroyed that image. But what people have to understand is writing that book was very healing for me."
- LaToya Jackson
(Related: Family, People, American, Healing, Writing)

"I love my family very much. I wish I could see them a little more often than I do. But we understand because we're a show business family and we all work."
- Michael Jackson
(Related: Business, Family, Love, Work)

"DURING the first years of my service in Dr. Flint's family, I was accustomed to share some indulgences with the children of my mistress."
- Harriet Ann Jacobs
(Related: Family, Children, First, Service, Years)

"I do have a family, and obviously I spend as much time as I can with them. Though even when I'm with my family, my mind tends to drift toward baseball."
- Bill James
(Related: Time, Family, Baseball, Mind)

"I am just happy to be part of the Nike family."
- LeBron James
(Related: Family)

"It definitely puts a strain on family life - I miss them like mad. Being a working mother I've been juggling house and career from day one. I want to hold out for telly for the second half of the year."
- Louise Jameson
(Related: Family, Life, Mother, Being, Career, Day, Want)

"Growing up human is uniquely a matter of social relations rather than biology. What we learn from connections within the family takes the place of instincts that program the behavior of animals; which raises the question, how good are these connections?"
- Elizabeth Janeway
(Related: Family, Animals, Behavior, Growing up, Question)

"It was a wealthy family, and they heard me talk about movies, and they told me I should go into movies. That's the benefit of hanging out with rich people; they have no sense of what is or isn't possible."
- Michael Patrick Jann
(Related: Family, Movies, People, Sense, Talk)

"Broken relationships are a source of heavy heartbreak that seem to affect every family."
- Jerry B. Jenkins
(Related: Family, Heartbreak, Relationships)

"Everything Sholom Aleichem talks about in his plays and his short stories is about people, family, man's relationship with his God, the breaking down of tradition."
- Norman Jewison
(Related: God, Family, People, Man, Tradition)

"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
(Related: Family, Possibility, Thanksgiving, Will)

"Like family, we are tied to each other. This is what all good musicians understand."
- Billy Joel
(Related: Family, Musicians)

"Sitting down to a meal with an Indian family is different from sitting down to a meal with a British family."
- Roland Joffe
(Related: Family)

"I was aware of it, but I grew up in a very a-religious family. My mother never went to church, she never had any religious training or background. It was never a part of our social interaction."
- Donald Johanson
(Related: Family, Mother, Church, Religious, Training)

"The whole point of being in this business and being blessed and being successful is that you're able to do things for your friends or your family, which means that they can have something special in their lives, too."
- Elton John
(Related: Business, Family, Successful, Being, Friends)

"Although I do not have a family, I have eyes, ears and imagination, and know, as most people know, that the importance of one's children is paramount."
- Lara St. John
(Related: Family, Imagination, People, Children, Eyes, Importance)

"The family is the first essential cell of human society."
- Pope John XXIII
(Related: Family, Society, First)

"Italians come to ruin most generally in three ways, women, gambling, and farming. My family chose the slowest one."
- Pope John XXIII
(Related: Family, Women, Gambling, Ruin)

"I came up in a family oriented towards the sick, so I always felt an obligation for doing something."
- Eddie Bernice Johnson
(Related: Family, Obligation)

"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
(Related: Business, Family, Boys)

"You think about child abuse and you think of a father viciously attacking a daughter or a son, but in my family it was my mother. My mother, I would say, was a... very brutal disciplinarian."
- Lynn Johnston
(Related: Family, Mother, Father, Son, Daughter, Abuse)

"Doctors coin money when they do procedures but family medicine doesn't have any procedures."
- David Jones
(Related: Family, Money, Doctors, Medicine)

"My family is a part of my life and everything is all a mixture of enjoyment."
- Davy Jones
(Related: Family, Life, Enjoyment)

"My youngest uncle Randy and I were the first members of our entire family to ever go to college."
- James Earl Jones
(Related: Family, College, First)

"It has to be real, and I think a lot of the problems we have as a society is because we don't acknowledge that family is important, and it has to be people who are present, you know, and mothers and fathers, both are not present enough with children."
- James Earl Jones
(Related: Family, Society, People, Children, Fathers, Mothers, Present, Problems)

"Our lives are so hectic and full, and we have a big family right now."
- Marion Jones
(Related: Family, Now, Right)

"My father was a carpenter, a very good carpenter. He also worked for the Jones boys. They were not family members, we weren't related at all. They started the policy racket in Chicago, and they had the five and dime store."
- Quincy Jones
(Related: Family, Father, Policy, Boys, Chicago)

"I wanted some family structure and stability, and that's what The Partridge Family afforded me, not only financially but in the fact that I could be at home with my kids."
- Shirley Jones
(Related: Family, Home, Fact, Kids, Stability)

"I had done 25 motion pictures prior to The Partridge Family and nobody knew my name."
- Shirley Jones
(Related: Family, Name)

"We fight a lot, you know, but that's family. We may be dysfunctional but we're still family."
- Star Jones
(Related: Family, Fight, May)

"Oh, definitely and you know you take the bitter with the sweet but the benefits far outweigh the burdens of what I've been able to do for my family, my word."
- Star Jones
(Related: Family, Benefits, Word)

"Our extended family is an integral part of our daily lives and Connie and I welcome you with open arms."
- Frank Jordan
(Related: Family, Open)

"Love and fear. Everything the father of a family says must inspire one or the other."
- Joseph Joubert
(Related: Family, Love, Father, Fear)

"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."
- Milla Jovovich
(Related: Age, Family, Baby, Fun, Now, Right, Want, Years)

"I love music, and outside of work my family keeps me very busy, I have five children to keep track of."
- Alberto Juantorena
(Related: Family, Love, Work, Music, Children)

"And of course there's so much music in and around our family. I had a piano during Christmas because it's obviously useful through the season. There are so many people, songwriters, who are around."
- Ashley Judd
(Related: Music, Family, People, Christmas)

"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."
- Mike Judge
(Related: Family, Movies, Work, Being, Disney, Kids)

"My parents kept the best aspects of the Asian culture, and they Americanized the family. My mother was a great example for me. She was a working mother with a good career."
- Andrea Jung
(Related: Family, Mother, Career, Culture, Example, Parents)

"No one in my family had a retail or marketing background. They were professionals. They didn't understand just what I was doing by going into retailing. After I started, though, it got into my blood. I knew this was what I wanted."
- Andrea Jung
(Related: Family, Blood, Marketing, professionals)

"Avon is a unique place to work; we've got family-friendly policies. We have more senior women in high-level management than any other company; 46 percent of our officers are women."
- Andrea Jung
(Related: Women, Family, Work, Management, Company)

"I grew up in a very religious family. I could read the Qu'ran easily at the age of five."
- Akhmad Kadyrov
(Related: Age, Family, Religious)

"I have English family in Northhampton and have been to England numerous times."
- Steve Kanaly
(Related: Family, EnglEnglish)

"Ambivalence about family responsibilities has a long history in the corporate world."
- Rosabeth Moss Kanter
(Related: Family, History, Corporate, World)

"No, my family is Russian, Georgian, via Ellis Island."
- Mitch Kapor
(Related: Family)

"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
(Related: Business, Dad, Family, Finance)

"I grew up in a family where our mother made our clothing. We didn't have a lot of money, so we learned how to scrimp, and we learned how to invent and to create. And those are learned skills."
- Marcy Kaptur
(Related: Family, Money, Mother)

"I've often been asked to run for office. I have no desire to do that, I would not want my time with the family or the company restricted because of the demands of an elected position."
- Carl Karcher
(Related: Family, Time, Company, Desire, Office, Want)

"Holidays are the best. I couldn't imagine being from a small family."
- Kim Kardashian
(Related: Family, Being, Holidays)

"It's very hard to make arguments about the effects of cloning on family relations if family relations are in tatters."
- Leon Kass
(Related: Family, Arguments)

"Our family has lived in Iran for 2,500 years, and Iranian Jewry has the long history in that land."
- Moshe Katsav
(Related: Family, History, Land, Years)

"I love being with my family, my friends, and my boyfriend."
- Monica Keena
(Related: Love, Family, Boyfriend, Being, Friends)

"The death tax causes one-third of all family-owned small businesses to liquidate after the death of the owner. It is also an unfair tax because the assets have already been taxed once at their income level."
- Ric Keller
(Related: Death, Family, Causes, Tax, Income)

"The Lord did not bless us with any children of our own, so we gathered up little waifs whom we thought would be neglected and would not be cared for unless we brought them into our family."
- John Harvey Kellogg
(Related: Family, Thought, Children)

"Women's natural role is to be a pillar of the family."
- Grace Kelly
(Related: Family, Women)

"My family deals with those risks. The best I can do is talk to them about some of those risks. I'm not incredibly specific with them, especially with my kids."
- Mark Kelly
(Related: Family, Deals, Kids, Talk)

"I am committed to strengthening our agricultural economy by protecting the unique interests of small and medium size family farms so that they can continue to operate."
- Sue Kelly
(Related: Family, Economy)

"You know this old style of American family series? Well, I sit there and cry."
- Graham Kennedy
(Related: Family, American, Old, Style)

"Jack doesn't belong anymore to just a family. He belongs to the country."
- Joseph P. Kennedy
(Related: Family, Country)

"Soup is a lot like a family. Each ingredient enhances the others; each batch has its own characteristics; and it needs time to simmer to reach full flavor."
- Marge Kennedy
(Related: Time, Family, Needs)

"The informality of family life is a blessed condition that allows us all to become our best while looking our worst."
- Marge Kennedy
(Related: Family, Life)

"As a Member of Congress, I've continued my family's tradition of focusing on education."
- Mark Kennedy
(Related: Education, Family, Congress, Tradition)

"I was the first boy in the Kennedy family to graduate from college."
- Mark Kennedy
(Related: Family, College, First)

"I now have two kids of my own in college, so I know how important it is that we keep the dream alive for every family and I share the concern about rising tuition costs."
- Mark Kennedy
(Related: Family, Dream, College, Concern, Kids, Now)

"Sometimes it was difficult to make friends and be social in school because I was always practicing while other kids were getting together and doing things. But it just made me closer to my family, and I realized that they would always be there no matter what."
- Nancy Kerrigan
(Related: Family, Friends, Kids, School)

"Even now, my husband Jerry, our son Matthew and I live only five minutes away from my parents home, and my brothers live about ten minutes away. It's been great having such a supportive family."
- Nancy Kerrigan
(Related: Family, Home, HusbSon, Brothers, Now, Parents)

"It's about time we all faced up to the truth. If we accept the radical homosexual agenda, be it in the military or in marriage or in other areas of our lives, we are utterly destroying the concept of family."
- Alan Keyes
(Related: Family, Marriage, Time, Truth, Military, Radical)

"Well, sometimes if I go out to dinner with my family, people will come up to me and put their hand across my plate for me to shake, sometimes when I have a bite of food in my mouth. I find this a bit disturbing."
- Abdul Qadeer Khan
(Related: Food, Family, People, Will)

"Everyone in my family sang, and we would always sing these songs."
- Chaka Khan
(Related: Family, Songs)

"If you wish to spare yourself and your venerable family, give heed to my advice with the ear of intelligence. If you do not, you will see what God has willed."
- Hulagu Khan
(Related: God, Family, Intelligence, Advice, Will)

"The right to private property meant at the same time the right and duty to be personally concerned about your own well-being, to be personally concerned about your family's income, to be personally concerned about your future. This is hard work."
- Mikhail Khodorkovsky
(Related: Time, Work, Family, Duty, Future, Hard work, Income, Property, Right)

"The first Superman film took up a huge chunk of our lives, but it was a wonderful time for us. We were young, my daughter was little, we were filming in London for a year, so we became like a close family."
- Margot Kidder
(Related: Family, Time, Daughter, Film, First, London)

"Stay out of the sun, because it is the worst thing in terms of aging. I'm very medical. I come from a medical family."
- Nicole Kidman
(Related: Family, Medical, Sun)

"Not only did God deliver me from the bondage of alcoholism, he also blessed my family financially because of my commitment to honor what he had done for me and for not doing what I believed could possibly be destructive to others."
- Richard Kiel
(Related: Family, God, Commitment, Honor)

"I am blessed to have so many great things in my life - family, friends and God. All will be in my thoughts daily."
- Lil' Kim
(Related: Life, Family, God, Thoughts, Friends, Will)

"I want all my friends, family and fans to know that I am in good spirits and I will be fine."
- Lil' Kim
(Related: Family, Fans, Friends, Spirits, Want, Will)

"The blues was like that problem child that you may have had in the family. You was a little bit ashamed to let anybody see him, but you loved him. You just didn't know how other people would take it."
- B. B. King
(Related: Family, People, May)

"The government paid the family of Richard Nixon $18 million for papers, tape recordings and other materials seized after Watergate."
- Dexter S. King
(Related: Family, Government, Nixon)

"I stay in tune with my family and God."
- Regina King
(Related: Family, God)

"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
(Related: Family, Life, God, Job, Voice)

"One of the greatest things drama can do, at it's best, is to redefine the words we use every day such as love, home, family, loyalty and envy. Tragedy need not be a downer."
- Ben Kingsley
(Related: Family, Home, Love, Day, Drama, Envy, Loyalty, Tragedy, Words)

"I have these visions of myself being thirty, thirty-five, forty having a family."
- Nastassja Kinski
(Related: Family, Being, Visions)

"I want to be remembered for Swiss Family Robinson and Old Yeller. I think Swiss is probably my favorite film."
- Tommy Kirk
(Related: Family, Favorite, Film, Old, Want)

"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."
- Tommy Kirk
(Related: Family, Disney, End, Film, Leading, Man)

"In the fall term of 1933-34 I was on my family farm in Maine."
- Stephen Cole Kleene
(Related: Family)

"My son has been a class clown and it sort of ran in the family."
- Robert Klein
(Related: Family, Son, Class)

"Shortly after I was born he emigrated to Durban, where members of my mother's family had settled at the turn of the century, and the rest of the family followed soon thereafter."
- Aaron Klug
(Related: Family, Mother, Rest)

"I grew up in a big family with a lot of kids around, and I definitely want to have children as well."
- Heidi Klum
(Related: Family, Children, Kids, Want)

"But I also want to have a family with children one day, which is very important to me."
- Heidi Klum
(Related: Family, Children, Day, Want)

"The Brady Bunch is a live action modern fairytale of family. In this context it's less odd that it's lasted for over thirty years; and why it may last in some respects as long as Mother Goose!"
- Christopher Knight
(Related: Family, Mother, Action, May, Years)

"I'm passionate about everything, like my family and friends. Anybody I am talkin' to is gonna be bona fide real. There is no substitution for happiness. Period."
- Suge Knight
(Related: Family, Happiness, Friends)

"My family background was heavily slanted toward business and seafaring matters."
- William Standish Knowles
(Related: Business, Family)

"My family gave me the best in education."
- William Standish Knowles
(Related: Education, Family)

"God did not intend the human family to be wafted to heaven on flowery beds of ease."
- Frank Knox
(Related: Family, God, Beds, Heaven)

"I was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. My family was not nationally known as being a literary family, though my mother and my mother's side of the family in general were interested in literature."
- Kenneth Koch
(Related: Family, Mother, Being, Literary, Literature)

"At this level, the individual perceives the maintenance of the expectations of his family, group, or nation as valuable in its own right, regardless of immediate and obvious consequences."
- Lawrence Kohlberg
(Related: Family, Consequences, Expectations, Nation, Obvious, Right)

"I was born in 1923 into a middle class Jewish family in Vienna, a few years after the end of World War I, which was disastrous from the Austrian point of view."
- Walter Kohn
(Related: Family, War, Class, End, Middle class, World, World war, Years)

"There are many stressed single parents who may be working two jobs in order to keep the family together."
- C. Everett Koop
(Related: Family, Jobs, May, Order, Parents)

"This is probably why, my life is easier, and my family is very happy, because we never lie each other. This is probably all people supposed to feel each other, so be always in all of the world they'll be peace."
- Olga Korbut
(Related: Family, Life, Peace, Lie, People, World)

"Blues and jazz pulled me away from what was left of my family."
- Alexis Korner
(Related: Family, Jazz)

"In the very beginning we were a real tight family but now it's different. You know, toward the end, we had separate limos, stuff like that. It's hard to get six giant egos in the same place."
- Bill Kreutzmann
(Related: Family, Beginning, End, Now)

"You can draw Family Guy when you're 10 years old. You don't have to get any better than that to become a professional cartoonist. The standards are extremely low."
- John Kricfalusi
(Related: Family, Old, Years)

"If you're a kid wanting to be a cartoonist today, and you're looking at Family Guy, you don't have to aim very high."
- John Kricfalusi
(Related: Family, Today)

"It's wonderful to be part of a family that cares so much about others."
- Marta Kristen
(Related: Family)

"One of the things that really got to me was talking to parents who had been burned out of their villages, had family members killed, and then when men showed up at the wells to get water, they were shot."
- Nicholas D. Kristof
(Related: Family, Men, Parents, Talking, Water)

"I've been so fortunate in my life that my family has never been jealous of my success. They have shown true love and commitment to me by being supportive. They shared in it."
- Mike Krzyzewski
(Related: Family, Life, Love, Success, Being, Commitment)

"I'm the youngest in my family, and everyone is very funny, and I was always trying to keep up with them. I just loved making people laugh."
- Lisa Kudrow
(Related: Family, Funny, People, Trying)

"I savour the adulation and love I have been getting from my fans and the blessings of elders in my family. Fourteen years have given me a lot and I can't thank God and the industry enough."
- Akshay Kumar
(Related: Love, Family, God, Blessings, Fans, Years)

"I see the friends I made over the years who have become family today, people I became acquainted with who have achieved so much in their lives. They taught me something with each meeting."
- Akshay Kumar
(Related: Family, People, Friends, Meeting, Today, Years)

"We are convinced of the fundamental unity of the human family."
- Hans Kung
(Related: Family, Unity)

"The love of family and the admiration of friends is much more important than wealth and privilege."
- Charles Kuralt
(Related: Family, Love, Wealth, Admiration, Friends, Privilege)

"My mother, at least twice, cancelled our family's subscription to the newspaper I was working on, because she was so mad about its treatment of my father."
- Charles Kuralt
(Related: Family, Mother, Father, Treatment)

"Allowing children to spew forth whatever is on their minds in the name of openness only creates an illusion of family closeness."
- Neil Kurshan
(Related: Family, Children, Illusion, Name)

"Family life is not a computer program that runs on its own; it needs continual input from everyone."
- Neil Kurshan
(Related: Family, Life, Computer, Needs)

"My family, my parents are hippies."
- Shia LaBeouf
(Related: Family, Hippies, Parents)

"I tell her all the time I'd gladly retire and hang out with the kids and clean the house. I want to have a good life and great family, and from a professional standpoint I want to be successful, but it's not the most important thing at all."
- Nick Lachey
(Related: Life, Time, Family, Successful, Kids, Want)

"These are my friends, my family. It would be hell on earth to spend the rest of my life leading them into situations where some of them are going to get killed... but it would be worse watching someone well-meaning but incompetent or untrained double those deaths."
- Mercedes Lackey
(Related: Life, Family, Earth, Friends, Hell, Leading, Rest)

"The players wanted more money, higher salary caps and they didn't have that family relationship we felt with the players. Mentally, the players were more businesslike."
- Guy Lafleur
(Related: Family, Money)

"I would compare that to when I first started with the Montreal Canadiens; it was a big family then, where the guys really stuck together and worked like a unit. But when I came back in '88, it was not like that anymore."
- Guy Lafleur
(Related: Family, First)

"I realized that my family was more important to me than downtown night life."
- Guy Lafleur
(Related: Family, Life, Night)

"When trouble comes, it's your family that supports you."
- Guy Lafleur
(Related: Family, Trouble)

"My family... always had the value of the family table and these cultural influences of growing up."
- Emeril Lagasse
(Related: Family, Growing up, Value)

"Love comes in far more shapes and sizes than what the family-values crowd condones, of course."
- Wally Lamb
(Related: Love, Family)

"My mother, whose family was heavily rabbinic, said she wanted me to continue the family tradition in the rabbinate. My father said he wanted me to be a scholar of the Talmud, but he wanted me to make my living in science."
- Norman Lamm
(Related: Family, Science, Mother, Father, Living, Tradition)

"I come from a football family which has really helped."
- Frank Lampard
(Related: Family, Football)

"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
(Related: Family, Work, Money, Dream, Worth)

"I need family support close because when you go to work, they are long days and it can get lonely."
- Joe Lando
(Related: Family, Work, Lonely, Support)

"I believe in God, family, truth between people, the power of love."
- Michael Landon
(Related: Love, Power, Family, God, Truth, People)

"We would be doing the children of South Asia a great disservice if we allowed ourselves to believe that the need of children to belong to a loving, permanent family was washed away by the waves of the tsunami."
- Mary Landrieu
(Related: Family, Children)

"I am tortured when I am away from my family, from my children. I am horribly guilt-ridden."
- Jessica Lange
(Related: Family, Children, Guilt)

"For me, nothing has ever taken precedence over being a mother and having a family and a home."
- Jessica Lange
(Related: Family, Home, Mother, Being, Nothing)

"The family you come from isn't as important as the family you're going to have."
- Ring Lardner
(Related: Family)

"A growing awareness of the depth of popular attachment to the family has led some liberals to concede that family is not just a buzzword for reaction."
- Christopher Lasch
(Related: Family, Awareness, Liberals, Popular)

"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."
- Christopher Lasch
(Related: Family, Abortion, Bigotry, Crime, Curriculum, Defense, Nothing, Popular, School, Superstition)

"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
(Related: Family, Time, People, Delusion, Open, Options)

"The family wage has been eroded by the same developments that have promoted consumerism as a way of life."
- Christopher Lasch
(Related: Family, Life, Wage)

"The last three decades have seen the collapse of the family wage system."
- Christopher Lasch
(Related: Family, Wage)

"The left ask people to believe that there is no conflict between feminism and the family."
- Christopher Lasch
(Related: Family, People, Conflict, Feminism)

"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
(Related: Family, Life, Diversity, Talk)

"The question of the family now divides our society so deeply that the opposing sides cannot even agree on a definition of the institution they are arguing about."
- Christopher Lasch
(Related: Family, Society, Now, Question)

"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
(Related: Family, Strength, Values, Feeling, Liberals, Popular, Rhetoric)

"It is no longer an unwritten law of American capitalism that industry will attempt to maintain wages at a level that allows a single wage to support a family."
- Christopher Lasch
(Related: Family, American, Capitalism, Law, Support, Wage, Wages, Will)

"It is the logic of consumerism that undermines the values of loyalty and permanence and promotes a different set of values that is destructive of family life."
- Christopher Lasch
(Related: Family, Life, Values, Logic, Loyalty)

"Most women are pragmatists who have allowed extremists on the left and right to manipulate the family issue for their own purposes."
- Christopher Lasch
(Related: Family, Women, Right)

"Liberals subscribe to the new flexible, pluralistic definition of the family; their defense of families carries no conviction."
- Christopher Lasch
(Related: Family, Conviction, Defense, Liberals)

"In dire economic times, movies are relatively inexpensive entertainment for the whole family."
- John Lasseter
(Related: Family, Movies, Entertainment)

"Two races share today the soil of Canada. These people had not always been friends. But I hasten to say it. There is no longer any family here but the human family. It matters not the language people speak, or the altars at which they kneel."
- Wilfrid Laurier
(Related: Family, People, Canada, Friends, Language, Today)

"The great universal family of men is a utopia worthy of the most mediocre logic."
- Isidore Ducasse Lautreamont
(Related: Family, Men, Logic, Utopia)

"I'm happiest at home hanging out with the kids... Having a family has been my saving grace because I don't work back to back on anything or I'd drive myself to an early grave with guilt and worry for my family, whom I'd never see."
- Jude Law
(Related: Family, Home, Work, Grace, Grave, Guilt, Kids, Worry)

"I've been here for nine years, and over that time, these people have become like my family."
- Jerry Lawler
(Related: Family, Time, People, Years)

"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."
- T. E. Lawrence
(Related: Family, Men, Aggression, Fact, Land, Man, Right)

"We went to the British Museum, and I was looking up my family in the books - pages and pages on it."
- Nicholas Lea
(Related: Family, Books)

"I've spent so much time the last seven, eight years in Los Angeles, away from my family, away from my friends, away from the city that is my favourite place to be and I just want to come here and have a proper life."
- Nicholas Lea
(Related: Life, Time, Family, Friends, Want, Years)

"Far from being the basis of the good society, the family, with its narrow privacy and tawdry secrets, is the source of all our discontents."
- Edmund Leach
(Related: Family, Society, Being, Privacy, Secrets)

"There was no real controversy with All In The Family. That came from the people on the business end."
- Norman Lear
(Related: Business, Family, People, Controversy, End)

"When I usually go to my studio to work, I start with something that is going to take two minutes just to put some idea down and the next thing I know, ten hours have gone by and my family is screaming at me because they want me to come up to have dinner with them."
- Geddy Lee
(Related: Family, Work, Idea, Want)

"The pictures of my family were designed to be on a family wall, they were supposed to be together. It was supposed to copy my mother's wall in her house."
- Annie Leibovitz
(Related: Family, Mother)

"My parents were French and Irish and our family even has Spanish blood-and I do so love the United States and consider myself part American."
- Vivien Leigh
(Related: Family, Love, American, Blood, Irish, Parents, states, United)

"Everybody I talked to - from my friends to my family and some of the players - really gave me a lot of support from the start. And that certainly made me feel good about trying to come back and be one of the best again."
- Mario Lemieux
(Related: Family, Friends, Support, Trying)

"Of course, my family has been a big reason for me to come back, especially my son who loves the game of hockey - he was a big reason for me coming back."
- Mario Lemieux
(Related: Family, Son, Reason)

"My mother was passionate. She was stubborn, the dominant one in the family. She dominated my father."
- Hugh Leonard
(Related: Family, Mother, Father)

"I was desperate to go back to New York and when 9/11 happened, I feared moving to the bulls-eye and that was very hard because I have a lot of family there and I really had to question what I didn't like about this community."
- Tea Leoni
(Related: Family, Community, Question)

"Employee fathers need to step up to the plate and put their family needs on the table."
- James Levine
(Related: Family, Fathers, Needs)

"They've really got to recognize that all of us bring some of our family issues to work and our work home."
- James Levine
(Related: Family, Home, Work)

"Women tend to have recognition and peer group support - recognition from friends and family that this has to be a big issue in their lives. They're more comfortable expressing the need for support and receiving it."
- James Levine
(Related: Family, Women, Friends, Support)

"So, the total number of hours spent on the stuff you have to do to take care of a family, working and caring for stuff at home, the total number of hours is actually about the same for mothers and fathers."
- James Levine
(Related: Family, Home, Care, Caring, Fathers, Mothers)

"My father died when I was five, but I grew up in a strong family."
- Philip Levine
(Related: Family, Father)

"When I began to think about the head of the family, the storyteller, the rise of television which became the new storyteller, the break-up of the American family as an idea and then Avalon came."
- Barry Levinson
(Related: Family, Idea, American, Television)

"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
(Related: Family, Love, Man, Play, Rules)

"Getting and keeping my immunity became very important to me. For I needed to take care of myself and my family. No one else was worried about me."
- Monica Lewinsky
(Related: Family, Care)

"Michael is not only my friend, he's my family."
- Emmanuel Lewis
(Related: Family, Friend)

"When I lived in Hong Kong, I felt that Hong Kong is my family."
- Jet Li
(Related: Family)

"I believe the world is one big family, and we need to help each other."
- Jet Li
(Related: Family, Help, World)

"Family traditions counter alienation and confusion. They help us define who we are; they provide something steady, reliable and safe in a confusing world."
- Susan Lieberman
(Related: Family, Alienation, Confusion, Help, Traditions, World)

"I like doing family films."
- Matthew Lillard
(Related: Family)

"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
(Related: Family, Life, School, Teenagers)

"When I was very little, we would get letters from China, in Chinese, and they' be censored. We were a very insular little family."
- Maya Lin
(Related: Family, Letters)

"A series of rumors about my attitude, as well as derogatory remarks about myself and my family showed me that the personal resentment of the Detroit general manager toward me would make it impossible for me to continue playing hockey in Detroit."
- Ted Lindsay
(Related: Family, Manager, Attitude, Resentment, Rumors)

"My favorite room in the house is the living room. We have two big couches, six recliners and over 20 pillows. It's a really comfortable place to hang out with my family."
- Cody Linley
(Related: Family, Favorite, Living)

"I keep everything that is most important to me close to me: my family, my bible, my X-Box - just kidding."
- Brian Littrell
(Related: Family, Bible)

"My whole family's been in the business. My whole family is crazy."
- Blake Lively
(Related: Family, Business)

"I came from a big family - two brothers and two sisters. So, there were always a ton of boys around and a ton of girls around. So, I grew up comfortable with both sexes."
- Blake Lively
(Related: Family, Boys, Brothers, Girls, Sexes, Sisters)

"I have had to empty two family homes during the last few years - first, the house that had been my grandmother's since 1923, and then my own country home, which we had lived in for over twenty years."
- Penelope Lively
(Related: Family, Home, Country, First, Years)

"We busted a lot of family secrets with this. But to make a long story short, my parents relationship was built heavily on security issues for my Mom, and when my Dad couldn't provide security, the relationship unraveled."
- Kenny Loggins
(Related: Dad, Family, Mom, Parents, Secrets, Security)

"Well Bill Martin and Mike Schiff were the creators and they knew we had to do a family show. Everybody came at it from the angle of having been a kid and a teenager."
- Donal Logue
(Related: Family, Martin)

"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."
- Vince Lombardi
(Related: Family, Success, Pressure)

"At the moment I have my family coming out with me on the road. We have our own vehicle and it's more like a family vacation. I just stop, do some gigs, and take off. It's a lot more fun now with the family."
- Dave Lombardo
(Related: Family, Fun, Now, Road, Vacation)

"My whole family is lactose intolerant and when we take pictures we can't say cheese."
- Jay London
(Related: Family)

"Jason's got a family, so it's difficult for us to get together."
- Jeremy London
(Related: Family)

"Well, being that, at the house and being in the competition, it was very hard to be with family. We couldn't have visitors out of respect for everyone else there. But, being the American Idol, the focus would have been on me."
- LaToya London
(Related: Family, American, Being, Competition, Focus, Respect)

"I have not lived so abundantly, full of family, full of continuity and history."
- John Lone
(Related: History, Family)

"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."
- John Lone
(Related: Family, Man, Woman)

"So much of what is best in us is bound up in our love of family, that it remains the measure of our stability because it measures our sense of loyalty. All other pacts of love or fear derive from it and are modeled upon it."
- Haniel Long
(Related: Love, Family, Fear, Loyalty, Measure, Sense, Stability)

"I'm not going to live my life unhappy and why should he and we talk about it and I think what's great about the film is that it shows is the meaning of family doesn't have to be as traditional as it once was, like you can make a family."
- Nia Long
(Related: Family, Life, Film, Meaning, Talk)

"I come from an everyday middle class family in India. The film industry reached us only through our television sets and cinema halls."
- Lavrenti Lopes
(Related: Family, Cinema, Class, Film, Middle class, Television)

"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."
- Pierre Loti
(Related: Family, Mother, Church, Memory, Reason, Years)

"When you've grown sick of reading and bug-eyed from watching TV, when your friends are all visited out, no words can adequately praise the link to the outside world provided by your parents and family."
- Lance Loud
(Related: Family, Friends, Parents, Praise, Reading, Words, World)

"One result of An American Family was that I became a gay role model."
- Lance Loud
(Related: Family, American, Gay, Result)

"People who were close to me - family and friends - they knew about my sexuality."
- Greg Louganis
(Related: Family, People, Friends, Sexuality)

"The practice of patience toward one another, the overlooking of one another's defects, and the bearing of one another's burdens is the most elementary condition of all human and social activity in the family, in the professions, and in society."
- Lawrence G. Lovasik
(Related: Society, Family, Patience, Practice)

"Pray in your family daily, that yours may be in the number of the families who call upon God."
- Christopher Love
(Related: Family, God, May)

"Inspiring passion in family and friends has more enduring value than just staying alive for them."
- Alex Lowe
(Related: Family, Friends, Inspiring, Passion, Value)

"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
(Related: Family, Life, Now)

"Women know what men have long forgotten. The ultimate economic and spiritual unit of any civilization is still the family."
- Clare Boothe Luce
(Related: Family, Men, Women, Civilization, Spiritual)

"There are some family traditions I don't want my children to carry on."
- Lorna Luft
(Related: Family, Children, Traditions, Want)

"I sang in the choir for years, even though my family belonged to another church."
- Paul Lynde
(Related: Family, Church, Years)

"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
(Related: Family, Home, Love, Idea, Being, Exploration, Friends)

"It's sometimes unnerving to think of that, and I wish it were possible for all children in the world to have the good fortune I've had in having a giving and loving family."
- James MacArthur
(Related: Family, Children, Fortune, Giving, World)

"When I was three years old I was taken with my family to a little town in Western Minnesota, where I lived a more or less vapid and ordinary life until I was ten."
- Mary MacLane
(Related: Family, Life, Old, Years)

"Is it really selling out if it feeds your family?"
- Michael Madsen
(Related: Family, Selling)

"There's so many things I want to do. I want to work with great filmmakers, great actors, great scripts. And there's no reason for me to do anything short of that, because I'm 24, I don't have a family, I don't need to make tons of money, and I'm not dying to get famous."
- Tobey Maguire
(Related: Work, Family, Money, Actors, Dying, Famous, Reason, Want)

"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."
- Margaret Mahy
(Related: Family, Mother, Friend, Losing, Loss, Memory, Road)

"Five years ago, Samira did not want to continue in the regular school system in Iran. To help her with her education, I set up a home school. It wasn't just for my family, it was open to other friends."
- Mohsen Makhmalbaf
(Related: Home, Education, Family, Friends, Help, Open, School, Want, Years)

"The car trip can draw the family together, as it was in the days before television when parents and children actually talked to each other."
- Andrew H. Malcolm
(Related: Car, Family, Children, Parents, Television)

"We are all searching for some form of family or foundation - for a place we can feel safe and secure."
- Jena Malone
(Related: Family)

"Every child should have a caring adult in their lives. And that's not always a biological parent or family member. It may be a friend or neighbor. Often times it is a teacher."
- Joe Manchin
(Related: Family, Friend, Caring, May)

"It seems to me that unless you or someone very close to you has had a bad head injury, you really can't fathom it. You have no concept of what it is all about. It was so difficult for my whole family, not just me."
- Barbara Mandrell
(Related: Family, Injury)

"Both of my parents are professors and everyone in my family has some fabulous degree of something or another and I couldn't get into college because I didn't know a language."
- Camryn Manheim
(Related: Family, College, Language, Parents)

"Respectable means rich, and decent means poor. I should die if I heard my family called decent."
- Thomas Mann
(Related: Family, Poor)

"I have a lot of very close girlfriends and sisters - I'm from an all female family. My father often quips that even the cat was neutered!"
- Shirley Manson
(Related: Family, Father, Girlfriends, Sisters)

"When they were small and my wife really had no other responsibilities, except taking care of the family and all of us, it wasn't that big a deal. It was fun. Hey, we're going to Moscow. We're going to Italy. We're going to Toronto. We're going to New York."
- Joe Mantegna
(Related: Family, Wife, Care, Fun, Italy)

"I have a little baby. She knows who I am. My friends know. My family knows."
- Marla Maples
(Related: Family, Baby, Friends)

"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."
- Kamisese Mara
(Related: Family, Faith, Discipline, Difference, Ideals, Law, Principles, Punishment, Religious, Right, Teaching, Wrong)

"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
(Related: Family, Work, Education, Knowledge, Effort, Fun, Hard work, Importance)

"He said there is 80 of us, ready to come down and the next thing I knew is that Jo Brown dashed in and said your family has already moved and you have to move, the boat is ready to take you out. I didn't have time to ask, even ask a question."
- Kamisese Mara
(Related: Family, Time, Question)

"A couple of flop plays, a death in the family, and it could all collapse."
- Patrick Marber
(Related: Death, Family)

"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."
- Kenny Marchant
(Related: Family, Values, Country, Television)

"Life is not a matter of place, things or comfort; rather, it concerns the basic human rights of family, country, justice and human dignity."
- Imelda Marcos
(Related: Life, Family, Comfort, Country, Dignity, Rights, Human rights, Justice)

"I would look at a dog and when our eyes met, I realized that the dog and all creatures are my family. They're like you and me."
- Ziggy Marley
(Related: Family, Eyes)

"I would rather start a family than finish one."
- Don Marquis
(Related: Family)

"I have often noticed that ancestors never boast of the descendants who boast of ancestors. I would rather start a family than finish one. Blood will tell, but often it tells too much."
- Don Marquis
(Related: Family, Blood, Will)

"But I am Armenian and I understand what it is to lose a country and lose a family and have massacres and genocides and everything against my people."
- Andrea Martin
(Related: Family, People, Country)

"My father was champion of North Africa and he beat the European champ. He was very good, a professional for 12 years. We're from a big family of boxers. My father has seven brothers."
- Olivier Martinez
(Related: Family, Father, Brothers, Years)

"I see my friends, my family, my cousins work all day long for very little money, and if I have this problem of not being able to wall on the streets, it's not a big deal."
- Olivier Martinez
(Related: Work, Family, Money, Being, Day, Friends)

"I was born and raised in a suburb of Paris by a working-class family."
- Olivier Martinez
(Related: Family, Paris)

"I wanted to become a champ - I was surrounded by champs in my family and in my neighborhood - and because of this stupid accident, I lost my opportunity."
- Olivier Martinez
(Related: Family, Opportunity, Accident)

"It's nice to have some distance with your family. As long as you're closer to them by love."
- Olivier Martinez
(Related: Love, Family)

"You are a member of the British royal family. We are never tired, and we all love hospitals."
- Queen Mary
(Related: Love, Family, Hospitals)

"Even my family laughed at me because they thought this young guy who's always stuttering in front of other people should be in front of 100 musicians and talk to them and leading them."
- Kurt Masur
(Related: Family, Thought, People, Leading, Musicians, Talk)

"I had a very special family life. My mother and father made sure when we were home, we were part of the family, not a TV star. And the other thing: my father was fully employed while I was doing the series."
- Jerry Mathers
(Related: Family, Home, Life, Mother, Father)

"I was the youngest and only girl in a family of two older brothers."
- Marlee Matlin
(Related: Family, Brothers)

"So I really did stop and change what I saw I was about, and really try to put that principle into play as the center of everything - my friendships, my marriage, my career, my family, my way of being in the world. And that changed everything for me."
- Kathy Mattea
(Related: Change, Family, Marriage, Being, Career, Play, World)

"Anyway, our family went into complete crisis mode. I have two older brothers, and we rallied as a family."
- Kathy Mattea
(Related: Family, Brothers, Crisis)

"Without a family, man, alone in the world, trembles with the cold."
- Andre Maurois
(Related: Family, Man, World)

"The world's a small place and people are watching; and, you know, somebody disappears, the family knows and their colleagues know, and so eventually, these things do get out."
- Jane Mayer
(Related: Family, People, World)

"I grew up in a great family."
- Brian McBride
(Related: Family)

"I just love where I am right now in my career. I love country music. I don't ever feel restricted by the genre. I've been able to have a solid career that we've built one step at a time and a family. I know that I'm in a good place."
- Martina McBride
(Related: Love, Time, Family, Music, Career, Country, Country music, Now, Right)

"I can't be the big star in the family. We have a family, and we are all equal."
- Martina McBride
(Related: Family)

"If I had no family, my wife and I would lead a much more romantic and nomadic existence."
- David McCallum
(Related: Family, Wife, Existence, Romantic)

"I guess now that I think back, I used to play priest and be a funny priest. I don't know, I grew up in such a Catholic family that I kind of liked to test the boundaries a little bit and I think I had fun watching my mom laugh."
- Jenny McCarthy
(Related: Family, Funny, Mom, Now, Play)

"We spent last night listening to Liverpool football team on the radio, wanting them to win so badly. Paul supports Liverpool. He was Everton for a while because of his family - but it's all Liverpool now."
- Linda McCartney
(Related: Family, Football, Listening, Night, Now)

"I almost fainted. There was no family history. I had been eating a vegetarian diet and I exercised."
- Rue McClanahan
(Related: Diet, Family, History, Eating)

"First of all there is always that artistic challenge of creating something. Or the particular experience to take slum life in that period and make something out of it in the form of a book. And then I felt some kind of responsibility to my family."
- Frank McCourt
(Related: Experience, Family, Life, Challenge, First, Responsibility)

"I've been drawing since I was about 3 and I come from a family of artists."
- Craig McCracken
(Related: Family, Artists)

"My family, you know, are all still, you know, very close. We're all still very close. Mom and Daddy are still alive. So, what more can you ask for? Your kids are healthy."
- Reba McEntire
(Related: Mom, Family, Kids)

"At this time when I turn 50, because so there's many of my friends and family who didn't get to see 50-years-old, and so, I'm celebrating for them too."
- Reba McEntire
(Related: Family, Time, Friends)

"Amongst Women concentrated on the family, and the new book concentrates on a small community. The dominant units in Irish society are the family and the locality. The idea was that the whole world would grow out from that small space."
- John McGahern
(Related: Family, Society, Women, Idea, Community, Irish, Space, World)

"There have been a lot of murders and suicides in my family; it's like the primary cause of death. I wonder if there's a certain energy that attracts that."
- Rose McGowan
(Related: Death, Family, Cause, Energy, Wonder)

"We're parents first, and once you have kids, everybody knows that you have priority lists. Number one is your family and everything else just kind of finds its place."
- Tim McGraw
(Related: Family, First, Kids, Parents)

"You know, we're very private, and I think that we really separate and try to keep our privacy to ourselves. There's things that people assume a lot of times, and we understand that people are interested, but we really try to keep our family life private as much as we can."
- Tim McGraw
(Related: Family, Life, People, Privacy)

"I mean, there's a little bit that gets out, but for the most part, the thing that makes us work, and makes our family successful, and our life successful, is when we walk home and we walk into our doors of our house, all that other stuff is left outside. It's not a factor."
- Tim McGraw
(Related: Family, Home, Life, Work, Successful)

"I don't want to make that sound like I'm preaching from a mountain top when I say you have to give your family everything, because I know it's hard for people. I'm lucky to be in a position where you can establish those ground rules and make it that way."
- Tim McGraw
(Related: Family, People, Preaching, Rules, Sound, Want)

"We're going to be treated very poorly, I think that goes with the territory, and you have to get over it, get beyond it and know who you are among your peers and especially among your family when you look in the mirror."
- Vince McMahon
(Related: Family)

"My family was a Christian family. But I had to get to Kansas to play the blues."
- Jay McShann
(Related: Family, Christian, Play)

"Sister is probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once the sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship."
- Margaret Mead
(Related: Family, Sister, Sisters)

"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
(Related: Family, Relatives, Support)

"My father was a schoolteacher and my mother came from a teacher's family."
- Simon van der Meer
(Related: Family, Mother, Father)

"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
(Related: Family, Life, Business, Being)

"There's good and bad in everybody. I wasn't looking for the good, or looking for the bad. This is a man who signed his pact with the devil 20 years ago, and he's learned to live with it. He's tried to protect his family from it."
- Sam Mendes
(Related: Family, Devil, Man, Years)

"While we may be of different faiths, we have a strong sense of faith, family, community. We hold the values of freedom and human rights very high and I think that those are all a part of a very strong quilt that binds us together."
- Robert Menendez
(Related: Faith, Family, Values, Community, Freedom, Rights, Human rights, May, Sense)

"I am very adamant about keeping my private life private. I don't prefer to talk about my family."
- Luis Miguel
(Related: Family, Life, Talk)

"Family responsibility, yes, and always. Family bankruptcy due to the cruel rules of government, no."
- Barbara Mikulski
(Related: Family, Government, Responsibility, Rules)

"Also, my mom and family are very important to me and I know that this is not expected."
- Christina Milian
(Related: Family, Mom)

"We live in a constant fear that our shortcomings will be exposed to family, to friends and to the world."
- Keith Miller
(Related: Family, Fear, Friends, Will, World)

"The city has to do what any citizen or family does, when you have a dream. You tighten your belt. You sacrifice some luxuries. Above all, you don't waste a dime."
- Laura Miller
(Related: Family, Sacrifice, Dream, Waste)

"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
(Related: Family, Friends, Racism)

"I'm very pleased with being a part of the Bean Pole family. It's a relationship that makes sense to me. I'm very pleased to have my name associated with Bean Pole Jeans."
- Wentworth Miller
(Related: Family, Being, Name, Sense)

"My family is more important than my party."
- Zell Miller
(Related: Family, Party)

"I was brought up Catholic, and my family is still very religious."
- Donna Mills
(Related: Family, Religious)

"So I would dance and she would sing, and it was kind of a family thing. Performing was part of our world."
- Liza Minelli
(Related: Family, Dance, World)

"Whenever we were on a plane, we had a family."
- Liza Minnelli
(Related: Family)

"My parents were very poor, but we never felt any sense of need or want. It was a very close, loving, tightly-knit family growing up, and I never felt any sense of deprivation or anything like that."
- George J. Mitchell
(Related: Family, Growing up, Parents, Poor, Sense, Want)

"I had to do what I had to do to keep my family alive. Period."
- Art Modell
(Related: Family)

"Do you want to tear your life apart and get rid of everything you've known as a lifestyle? Like seeing your family? Being with your friends? A fishing trip? A hunting trip? A night's sleep?"
- Walter F. Mondale
(Related: Life, Family, Being, Fishing, Friends, Hunting, Night, Sleep, Want)

"The principal contributor to loneliness in this country is television. What happens is that the family 'gets together' alone."
- Ashley Montagu
(Related: Family, Country, Loneliness, Television)

"There is little less trouble in governing a private family than a whole kingdom."
- Michel de Montaigne
(Related: Family, Trouble)

"There is not much less vexation in the government of a private family than in the managing of an entire state."
- Michel de Montaigne
(Related: Family, Government, State)

"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
(Related: Family, Christian, Man)

"My grandfather was a newspaper publisher and his paper had all the comics in NYC, so some of my earliest memories are of reading the family paper and heading straight for the comics insert."
- Rick Moody
(Related: Family, Memories, Reading)

"All the stuff that I used to treat with contempt - you know, I'm an artist, man, I don't do that family stuff - has begun to seem really important."
- Rick Moody
(Related: Family, Artist, Contempt, Man)

"There was mental and physical abuse in my family."
- Erin Moran
(Related: Family, Abuse)

"A few years ago, I decided I wanted to be home with my family."
- Rick Moranis
(Related: Family, Home, Years)

"The story follows the whole family. But pretty much all the characters who are in jail have written a book about it, so you've got their perspective of it, however skewed they want you to see it."
- Marguerite Moreau
(Related: Family, Perspective, Pretty, Want)

"Young writers only take off when they find their subjects. Since almost everyone has a family and stories about family, that is often a place to start."
- Robert Morgan
(Related: Family, Writers)

"I don't think a female running a house is a problem, a broken family. It's perceived as one because of the notion that a head is a man."
- Toni Morrison
(Related: Family, Man, Running)

"He vanished to the public in order to materialize for his family."
- Lance Morrow
(Related: Family, Order, Public)

"College on for sure... I'm scared to say it cause it sounds like a family movie, but if my kid was 7, 8, 9 I would take her to this quickly and gladly!"
- Rob Morrow
(Related: Family, Cause, College)

"I've always tried to not let movie, television or theatre be all that my life is about. I've always tried to get involved in the community or my family now I have kids."
- David Morse
(Related: Family, Life, Community, Kids, Now, Television, Theatre)

"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."
- Andrew Morton
(Related: Family, Time, Policy, Europe, Public, Public policy)

"I would argue that television and particularly the BBC were instrumental in puffing up the Royal Family to a level where they were inflated out of all, all proportion to their relevance on the national scene."
- Andrew Morton
(Related: Family, Television)

"He's a TV producer, a theatrical impresario, and he wants to be treated as Mr. Windsor but when the going gets rough he wants to be treated like a member of the Royal Family."
- Andrew Morton
(Related: Family)

"I want to apologize to all of the people I have let down because of my behavior which has reflected badly on my family, friends, co-workers, business associates and others."
- Kate Moss
(Related: Business, Family, People, Behavior, Friends, Want)

"Sexual relations, of course, have existed, exist, and will exist. However, this is in no way connected with the indispensability of the existence of the family."
- Ferdinand Mount
(Related: Family, Existence, Will)

"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
(Related: Family, Intelligence, Children, Parents)

"I can still play this game at a high level; I've proven that. I want to be home. I want to be close to my family. I want to be close to my foundation and my business interests."
- Alonzo Mourning
(Related: Business, Family, Home, Play, Want)

"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
(Related: Family, Measure, Past, states, United, Welfare)

"Having a family is like having a bowling alley installed in your head."
- Martin Mull
(Related: Family)

"The first pages of memory are like the old family Bible. The first leaves are wholly faded and somewhat soiled with handling. But, when we turn further, and come to the chapters where Adam and Eve were banished from Paradise, then, all begins to grow clear and legible."
- Max Muller
(Related: Family, Bible, First, Paradise, Memory, Old)

"Your first obligation, I suppose, is to your God. Your second is to your family. And your third is to your community. And you ought to try to fulfill all of those in your life."
- Dick Murphy
(Related: Life, Family, God, Community, First, Obligation)

"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
(Related: Family, Life, Quality, Death, Difference, Healthcare, Information, Options, Play)

"Oddly, because she has that confidence, the people around her like her more. She becomes more a part of the Reaper family, and she also is able to get along with people more outside of their circle as well."
- Ellen Muth
(Related: Family, People, Confidence)

"Oh, you know, driving around, coming to a stop sign and an entire family, from 8 to 80, will be looking at me with that Dr. Evil look - pinkie on the mouth."
- Mike Myers
(Related: Family, Driving, Evil, Will)

"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
(Related: Family, Being, Evil, First)

"I loved the logistical reality of a guy who wants to take over the world, yet who has a family too."
- Mike Myers
(Related: Family, Reality, World)

"My family was very supportive of my acting. They didn't really have a choice because I got jobs acting before anyone could really say anything. It paid my way through college and helped my family out."
- Ajay Naidu
(Related: Family, Acting, Choice, College, Jobs)

"Just as men must give up economic control when their wives share the responsibility for the family's financial well-being, women must give up exclusive parental control when their husbands assume more responsibility for child care."
- Augustus Y. Napier
(Related: Men, Women, Family, Control, Financial, Care, Husbands, Responsibility, Wives)

"Because of their low earnings and family obligations, Latinas would not be putting much money into private investment accounts. An average Latina could wind up losing thousands of dollars under this proposal."
- Grace Napolitano
(Related: Family, Money, Investment, Losing, Wind)

"A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold."
- Ogden Nash
(Related: Family, Men, Women, Children)

"My ideal day would be to get a good work out in, listen to music, talk to my family and friends on the phone, read and go to a good movie."
- Steve Nash
(Related: Family, Work, Music, Day, Friends, Talk)

"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
(Related: Family, Love, Society, Idea, Values, Children)