Quotes of Family

“ It is dismal coming home, when there is nobody to welcome one! ”

- Ann Radcliffe

“ I can't think of anything to write about except families. They are a metaphor for every other part of society. ”

- Anna Quindlen

“ They say that blood is thicker than water. Maybe that's why we battle our own with more energy and gusto than we would ever expend on strangers. ”

- David Assael

“ Caregiver: that word should weigh more than others on a page, sag it down a bit and wrinkle it, because the simple-sounding job frazzles as it consumes and depletes. Not that it's only gloomy. Caregiving offers many fringe benefits, including the sheer sensory delight of nourishing and grooming, sharing, and playing. There's something uniquely fulfilling about being a lodestar, feeling so deeply needed, and it's fun finding creative ways to gladden a loved one's life. But caregiving does buttonhole you; you're stitched in one place. ”

- Diane Ackerman

“ We al have family disfunction. It's why we're successful, to fill that hole. ”

- Eli Attie

“ Having a baby's sweet face so close to your own, for so long a time as it takes to nurse 'em, is a great tonic for a sad soul. ”

- Erica Eisdorfer

“ Losing a baby is not a thing that you could ever get used to. ”

- Erica Eisdorfer

“ If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance. ”

- George Bernard Shaw

“ Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city. ”

- George Burns

“ Family connexions were always worth preserving, good company always worth seeking. ”

- Jane Austen

“ Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one. ”

- Jane Howard

“ 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

“ Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. ”

- Leo Tolstoy

“ A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold. ”

- Ogden Nash

“ No matter where you live, brothers are brothers and sisters are sisters. The bonds that keep family close are the same no matter where you are. ”

- Takayuki Ikkaku Arisa Hosaka and Toshihiro Kawabata

“ Family isn't about whose blood you have. It's about who you care about. ”

- Trey Parker and Matt Stone

“ I think people that have a brother or sister don't realize how lucky they are. Sure, they fight a lot, but to know that there's always somebody there, somebody that's family. ”

- Trey Parker and Matt Stone

“ An ounce of blood is worth more than a pound of friendship. ”

- Spanish proverb

“ As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live. ”

- Pope John Paul II

“ The more you’re loving and understanding, the more your kids will sing. ”

- Maxime Lagacé

“ I have learned that to be with those I like is enough. ”

- Walt Whitman n

“ A man can’t make a place for himself in the sun if he keeps taking refuge under the family tree. ”

- Helen Keller

“ Treat your family like friends and your friends like family. ”

- Unknown

“ It is a wise father that knows his own child. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence. ”

- Denis Waitley

“ A happy family is but an earlier heaven. ”

- George Bernard Shaw

“ What divides us pales in comparison to what unites us. ”

- Ted Kennedy

“ What greater thing is there for human souls than to feel that they are joined for life – to be with each other in silent unspeakable memories. ”

- George Eliot

“ Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family. ”

- Anthony Brandt

“ A man travels the world over in search of what he needs, and returns home to find it. ”

- George A Moore
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