Quotes and Sayings about Relatives



"My mother speaks of my step being a source of life-long pain to her, that it is a living death, etc. By the same post I had several letters from anxious relatives, telling me that it was my duty to come home and thus ease my mother's anxiety."
- Elizabeth Garrett Anderson
(Related: Home, Death, Mother, Life, Anxiety, Being, Duty, Letters, Living, Pain, Post, Relatives)

"I was very much in my room with my marionette stage, you know, creating these incredibly boring things that I felt were so fascinating, and forcing my relatives to come, and charging money for them to see my little productions."
- Bob Balaban
(Related: Money, Relatives)

"Six hours a day I lived under school discipline in active intercourse with people none of whom were known to those at home, and the other hours of the twenty-four I spent at home, or with relatives of the people at home, none of whom were known to anybody at school."
- Georg Brandes
(Related: Home, People, Discipline, Day, Relatives, School)

"Religion kept some of my relatives alive, because it was all they had. If they hadn't had some hope of heaven, some companionship in Jesus, they probably would have committed suicide, their lives were so hellish."
- Octavia Butler
(Related: Religion, Hope, Companionship, Heaven, Relatives, Suicide)

"My relatives used to laugh when I talked of being a writer."
- Taylor Caldwell
(Related: Being, Relatives, Writer)

"I have developed a very strong partiality for the dead: they don't talk back, they don't sue, and they don't have angry relatives."
- Ron Chernow
(Related: Relatives, Talk)

"Well, if you don't want your relatives and friends to die, help me spread the news. Let people know about immortality device. That way, your loved ones won't die."
- Alex Chiu
(Related: People, Friends, Immortality, Help, News, Relatives, Want)

"You know, all my songs are relatives, brothers, sisters, cousins."
- David Coverdale
(Related: Brothers, Relatives, Sisters, Songs)

"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)

"Fate chooses our relatives, we choose our friends."
- Jacques Delille
(Related: Fate, Friends, Relatives)

"Friends are relatives you make for yourself."
- Eustache Deschamps
(Related: Friends, Relatives)

"I had no blood relatives till I made some."
- Andy Dick
(Related: Blood, Relatives)

"Some people are your relatives but others are your ancestors, and you choose the ones you want to have as ancestors. You create yourself out of those values."
- Ralph Ellison
(Related: People, Values, Relatives, Want)

"One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives."
- Euripides
(Related: Friend, Relatives, Worth)

"When I see professional clowns, mimes, or people who makes ballon animals, I think of their relatives and how disappointed they must be."
- Jimmy Fallon
(Related: People, Animals, Clowns, Mimes, Relatives)

"My sister and I were born in San Francisco. When our parents died, we came down here to live with relatives."
- Freddy Fender
(Related: Sister, Parents, Relatives)

"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)

"A self made man is a rarity and hated by the parasites that floated to fame thought their parents, relatives and contacts."
- Al Goldstein
(Related: Thought, Fame, Man, Parents, Relatives, Self)

"Individuals approaching death often experience encounters with their dead relatives, who seem to welcome them to the next world. These deathbed visions are authentic and convincing; they are often followed by a state of euphoria and seem to ease the transition."
- Stanislav Grof
(Related: Death, Experience, Relatives, State, Visions, World)

"Fighting hard to protect yourself and your relatives is good for your genes, but when captured and escape is not possible, giving up short of dying and making the best you can of the new situation is also good for your genes."
- Keith Henson
(Related: Dying, Fighting, Giving, Relatives)

"I always felt I was living in two worlds. One was the Mexican world, because nearly everybody I knew, relatives and cousins and kids in the neighbourhood, were Mexican. Then school was a different world. It was ethnically mixed."
- Gilbert Hernandez
(Related: Kids, Living, Relatives, School, World)

"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)

"From Nelson county we went to Logan county to see some relatives we had there, and after staying until the middle of October, I returned alone to my home in Missouri."
- Jesse James
(Related: Home, October, Relatives)

"Relatives cannot help you in the studios," she says. "You stand or fall by your own efforts."
- Glynis Johns
(Related: Help, Relatives)

"So when I write characters and situations and relationships, I try to sort of utilize what I know about the world, limited as it is, and what I hear from my friends and see with my relatives."
- Charlie Kaufman
(Related: Friends, Relationships, Relatives, World)

"I can't think of any relatives that ever went into science."
- William Standish Knowles
(Related: Science, Relatives)

"In the beginning of the human race there was no genetic load which would cause undesirable traits such as appear in offspring of marriages between relatives today."
- Walter Lang
(Related: Beginning, Cause, Race, Relatives, Today)

"I was always a drama queen. I remember playing in the kitchen, trying to get my mom to think I was dead and call the police. When she didn't, I would cry. I was always theatrical. I don't think any of my relatives are surprised."
- Amy Lee
(Related: Mom, Drama, Kitchen, Police, Queen, Relatives, Trying)

"We still lend our old house out to relatives. They keep a guest book for my fans to sign."
- Loretta Lynn
(Related: Fans, Guest, Old, Relatives)

"It isn't necessary to have relatives in Kansas City in order to be unhappy."
- Groucho Marx
(Related: Order, Relatives)

"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)

"Every man sees in his relatives, and especially in his cousins, a series of grotesque caricatures of himself."
- H. L. Mencken
(Related: Man, Relatives)

"For those of us who have lost loved ones in their prime - as I did when my father and other relatives succumbed - even one of those years would have been a precious gift."
- Michael Milken
(Related: Father, Relatives, Years)

"God gives us relatives; thank God, we can choose our friends."
- Addison Mizner
(Related: God, Friends, Relatives)

"The most loving parents and relatives commit murder with smiles on their faces. They force us to destroy the person we really are: a subtle kind of murder."
- Jim Morrison
(Related: Faces, Force, Murder, Parents, Relatives, Smiles)

"God gave us our relatives; thank God we can choose our friends."
- Ethel Watts Mumford
(Related: God, Friends, Relatives)

"God gives us our relatives, thank God we can choose our friends."
- Ethel Watts Mumford
(Related: God, Friends, Relatives)

"I find it difficult to imagine an afterlife, such as Christians, or at any rate many religious people, conceive it, believing that the conversations with relatives and friends interrupted here on earth will be continued in the hereafter."
- Edvard Munch
(Related: People, Afterlife, Earth, Friends, Relatives, Religious, Will)

"I always want to say to people who want to be rich and famous: 'try being rich first'. See if that doesn't cover most of it. There's not much downside to being rich, other than paying taxes and having your relatives ask you for money. But when you become famous, you end up with a 24-hour job."
- Bill Murray
(Related: Money, People, Being, End, Famous, First, Job, Relatives, Taxes, Want)

"I think that Scottish people, like Canadians, are often misunderstood and what I like about my Scottish friends and relatives is how quickly it can go from love to anger. It's a great dynamic."
- Mike Myers
(Related: Love, Anger, People, Friends, Relatives)

"My father was killed by a German mine, while I lost other relatives in Allied bombing attacks."
- Jean-Marie Le Pen
(Related: Father, Relatives)

"When one has love for God, one doesn't feel any physical attraction to wife, children, relatives and friends. One retains only compassion for them."
- Ramakrishna
(Related: Love, Wife, God, Children, Compassion, Friends, Relatives)

"I am convinced that material things can contribute a lot to making one's life pleasant, but, basically, if you do not have very good friends and relatives who matter to you, life will be really empty and sad and material things cease to be important."
- David Rockefeller
(Related: Life, Friends, Relatives, Will)

"The advice would be the same for any kind of fiction. Keep writing, and keep sending things out, not to friends and relatives, but to people who have the power to buy. A lot of additional, useful tips could be added, but this is fundamental."
- Fred Saberhagen
(Related: Power, People, Advice, Fiction, Friends, Relatives, Writing)

"What is a normal childhood? We weren't rich, we were pretty middle-class. My dad survived from job to job; with him taking care of so many relatives, he couldn't save any money."
- Charlie Sheen
(Related: Dad, Money, Care, Childhood, Job, Pretty, Relatives)

"Unfortunately, inner feelings and potential are often stunted by our parents, relatives or peers."
- Willie Stargell
(Related: Feelings, Parents, Potential, Relatives)

"The family ties between hundreds of thousands of German families and their American relatives led many to think that America would never join a second war against Germany."
- Julius Streicher
(Related: Family, War, America, American, Germany, Relatives)

"If the Great Way perishes there will morality and duty. When cleverness and knowledge arise great lies will flourish. When relatives fall out with one another there will be filial duty and love. When states are in confusion there will be faithful servants."
- Lao Tzu
(Related: Love, Morality, Knowledge, Cleverness, Confusion, Duty, Lies, Relatives, states, Will)

"But as my brother was doing his research for a book about my father, it became his opinion that the most influential anti-semitism my father encountered when he was growing up was from Jews, because his relatives were German Jews, and doctors."
- Tobias Wolff
(Related: Father, Brother, Doctors, Growing up, Opinion, Relatives, Research)

"I enjoy slaughtering beasts, and I think of my relatives constantly."
- Roger Zelazny
(Related: Relatives)