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Family Quotes

"I've always been a writer because I've always been a student. My mom's a retired professor so I come from a very academic background. I love writing you know?"

"I love my mom. I totally look up to her and she just doesn't let anybody take advantage of me. People might call that a stage mom."

"Going home and spending time with your family and your real friends keeps you grounded."

"I had a really wonderful upbringing. We were a tight family. It was wonderful to grow up with so many siblings. We were all just a year or two apart and we were always so supportive of each other. I learned everything from my older brother and sister and taught it to my younger sisters."

"At a family's most difficult time I want to make sure at a minimum that they have the very basic of comforts: the ability to grieve their loss privately and the knowledge that their country is grateful for their loved one's sacrifice and service."

"Mom was the one who taught me unconditional love. With Dad I'd always felt there was something to live up to - expectations. But in the last year we had a wonderful relationship."

"I was angry and frustrated until I started my own family and my first child was born. Until then I didn't really appreciate life the way I should have but fortunately I woke up."

"My parents are very hard working people who did everything they could for their children. I have two brothers and they worked dog hard to give us an education and provide us with the most comfortable life possible. My dad provided for his family daily. So yes that is definitely in my DNA."

"A rumor that followed me forever was that my family was in the mafia. For years I had to live with it. They'd call me the mafia princess so I rolled with it for the rest of high school. People even joke about it today."

"Paul McCartney had a baby when he was 61 Rod Stewart was 66 Rupert Murdoch was a stunning 72. Not only does that mean they'll have less stamina than the average dad that means they'll well check out a lot sooner too."

"The family you come from isn't as important as the family you're going to have."

"Well my dad was the district attorney of New Orleans for about 30 years."

"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."

"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."

"Going through the grief period of my dad and losing him - that was the worst thing because you know when you get that call. When you are seven eight years old you have that almost vision in your mind of what that's going to be like and what your going to feel like and it doesn't prepare you."

"Well I am not really a conventional mom at all. Like I had my kids really young. I had Danny when I was 18 or 19 and then Liam when I was 23 and Molly I had when I was a little older."

"No like I said my dad was never really part of the tennis. His involvement around what I did with the tennis and with my mom and my grandparents was really not a part of my life."

"I would never have done what I'd done if I'd considered my father as somebody I wanted to please."

"The family wage has been eroded by the same developments that have promoted consumerism as a way of life."

"If we abandon marriage we abandon the family."

"And then before going back for my sophomore year I decided to change my major to arts and sciences and my dad cut a deal with me: He said if I'd quit school he'd pay my rent for the next three years as if I were in school."

"My mom was a model. She had me at 20 so she was a young mother."

"When I was 18 I thought my father was pretty dumb. After a while when I got to be 21 I was amazed to find out how much he'd learned in three years."

"In God's family there are no outsiders no enemies."

"I'm looking out for myself but I'm looking out for my dad too."

"I think my dad has helped me tremendously."

"My mom is a sculptress."

"I don't think quantity time is as special as quality time with your family."

"My restaurants are never opened on Thanksgiving I want my staff to spend time with their family if they can. My feeling is if I can't figure out how to make money the rest of the year so that my workers can enjoy the holidays then I don't deserve to be an owner."

"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."

"When I was going on auditions it was nerve-racking. I'd always say to my mom that it would be awesome if I could get a series. When Modern Family came along I said 'You know what Mom? I believe I'm going to get this role.'"

"When you have a family or even when you're just seeing a girl it's difficult to be skint."

"A man should never neglect his family for business"

"If you met my dad I think a lot of things would be put to rest. Because my pops is a pretty silly guy. But Coldcut they're based in the U.K. I'm a big fan of jazz music so American music has had a big influence on what I listen to."

"When I was in nursery school the teachers asked me y'know 'What does your dad do for a living?' So I said 'He helps women get pregnant!' They called my mom and they were like 'What exactly does your husband do?'"

"Both my mum and dad were great readers and we would go every Saturday morning to the library and my sister and I had a library card when we could pass off something as a signature and all of us would come with an armful of books."

"There's been times when I've had heartbreaking moments and I'm like 'I can't believe you said that' or 'I can't believe you did that'. And it hurts it still hurts and it'll always hurt but I've never had somebody that I truly cared about just walk out on me whether it was a boyfriend or an aunt mom or dad."

"I do have a close circle of friends and I am very fortunate to have them as friends. I feel very close to them I think friends are everything in life after your family. You come across lots of people all the time but you only make very few friends and you have to be true to them otherwise what's the point in life?"

"Little children are still the symbol of the eternal marriage between love and duty."

"I'm a mom a full-time mom when I'm not taping. I do the carpool thing and bake the cookies and do the homework."

"'I Know You Care' is really personal and fragile for me. For me it's about losing a family member and also about a breakup. It's about this idea of losing someone for good."

"I love being healthy. I get a lot of sleep. I'm a girl who eats. And I feel beautiful no matter how I look. I have my family to thank for that."

"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."

"A father and two sons run Adelphia. It's a cable company. And they took from that company a billion dollars. A billion. Three people - three people took a billion dollars. What were they gonna do start their own space program? 'Let's send the monkey to Mars Dad!'"

"We give a lot of others significance in our lives even when they don't deserve it. It doesn't matter if they're family or if you've known them forever. If they're not good for you they've got to go."

"But the problem is that when I go around and speak on campuses I still don't get young men standing up and saying 'How can I combine career and family?'"

"Yes I always remember my dad's mom's and my grandma's perfumes."

"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."

"Since I was a boy from this house I was out rescuing crocodiles and snakes. My mum and dad were very passionate about that and I was lucky enough to go along."

"My dad let me figure out what I wanted to do on my own."

"On my mom's side I'm Mexican and my dad is a white dude."

"You know that family is going to be there for you no matter what. My dad gave me a freakin' kidney!"

"Basketball is my passion I love it. But my family and friends mean everything to me. That's what's important. I need my phone so I can keep in contact with them at all times."

"Often as a child you see someone with a learning disability or Down's Syndrome and my mum and dad were always very quick to explain exactly what was going on and to be in their own way inclusive and welcoming."

"My mom she's still always there for me. Always."

"I really love being alive. I love my family and my work. I love the opportunity I have to do things. That's what happiness is."

"The true poet for me is a priest. As soon as he dons the cassock he must leave his family."

"I'm happiest with my family around me."

"The person who has inspired me my whole life is my Mom because she taught me commitment. She sacrificed."

"You know my dad pushed me to believe that I was going to be the best. I just never thought of life without tennis even looking forward."

"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."

"My dad sold encyclopedias and my mom worked in a factory office."

"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."

"As a father I do everything my dad didn't do. My son Beau's birth changed my life."

"My parents were both in show business. My father was an actor my mom an actress and both singers dancers and actors. They met in Los Angeles doing a play together and so I grew up in a show biz family."

"My family makes these vinegars - out of everything from grapes to peaches and cherries. We go through the whole process with the giant vat and drainer label them and give them as Christmas presents."

"I'm a Republican. I don't want to go to heaven and have to face my family up there and tell them I voted for a Democrat."

"My mom had to beg the guys to let me play. I couldn't even play the drums right - Brian had to show me."

"Being a mom has made me so tired. And so happy."

"No one was more important than my mom and dad. I know they are watching from a place up in heaven here today to make sure all their kids are doing good."

"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."

"I look at my little girl and I wonder what she's going to be and what she's going to do and what is it that leads girls certain directions in life. I think a lot of that goes back to what kind of father they had and so it makes me want to be the best dad I can possibly be."

"I'm trying to have my own thing and I don't know if it's even possible. I didn't realize so many people actually think I'm trying to be like my dad. I read comments like 'She's no Elvis.' I'm not trying to be. I never set out to be."

"I get that same queasy nervous thrilling feeling every time I go to work. That's never worn off since I was 12 years-old with my dad's 8-millimeter movie camera."

"Christmas can have a real melancholy aspect 'cause it packages itself as this idea of perfect family cohesion and love and you're always going to come up short when you measure your personal life against the idealized personal lives that are constantly thrust in our faces primarily by TV commercials."

"I was born to a single mom and raised by her and my grandparents."

"Becoming a dad was the proudest moment of my life. Playing football does not even compare."

"The countries who do the best in international comparisons whether it's Finland or Japan Denmark or Singapore do well because they have professional teachers who are respected and they also have family and community which support learning."

"I'm kind of lucky that we've finished shooting 'Cougar Town' so I'm able to kind of just enjoy my pregnancy and be a stay-at-home mom and go to prenatal Pilates and do all that fun stuff that if I were working would be almost impossible to do."

"When I turned 18 my mom my nana and I all went and had tattoos of our favorite Bible verses put on the inside of our wrists. Mine is 1st Timothy 4:12."

"There is nothing that would upset me more than my dad being bribed by the press. It's like 'Just let them run it then. Don't you give them ammunition.'"

"To me money is the ability to create lifelong experiences for my family and myself to educate my children and a way to give back to humanity."

"Because I was starting out in my 20's. I wanted to do it on my own. I didn't want to use my dad or have people say I was using him."

"One afternoon when I was 9 my dad told me I'd be skipping school the next day. Then we drove 12 hours from Melbourne to Sydney for the Centenary Test a once-in-a-lifetime commemorative cricket match. It was great fun - especially for a kid who was a massive sports fan."

"Kids are a great analogy. You want your kids to grow up and you don't want your kids to grow up. You want your kids to become independent of you but it's also a parent's worst nightmare: That they won't need you. It's like the real tragedy of parenting."

"Women are in my view natural peacemakers. As givers and nurturers of life through their focus on human relationships and their engagement with the demanding work of raising children and protecting family life they develop a deep sense of empathy that cuts through to underlying human realities."

"It is much easier to become a father than to be one."

"With a family of six there is always something to make create and do together."

"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."

"Relationships are complicated no matter what style of parenting you choose."

"Every adolescent has that dream every century has that dream every revolutionary has that dream to destroy the family."

"South Central is just who I am. Even though I have a nice house nice family the rest of my generation is still in South Central L.A. My cousins my brothers my sisters they don't wanna move out."

"My mother isolated herself from all family and friends for some 20 years. And never met her grandchild my son."

"I realized my family was funny because nobody ever wanted to leave our house."

"My dad is a pilot so I think I was born with the travel bug."

"I don't have anything against my mom but my family has no emotional connection to each other."

"I believe with all my heart that America remains 'the great idea' that inspires the world. It is a privilege to be born here. It is an honor to become a citizen here. It is a gift to raise your family here to vote here and to live here."

"No I've never wanted kids. But I do read about parenting a lot."

"The child is father of the man."

"The family is the school of duties - founded on love."