Quotations on Family

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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
(Keywords: Happiness, Life, Family, Success, Awards, Friends)

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
(Keywords: Money, Time, Family, Home, America, Being, Visit)

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
(Keywords: Age, Family, Conservative, End, Wonder, World, Wrong)

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
(Keywords: Business, Family, Beer)

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
(Keywords: Movies, Family, Now, Right, Want)

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
(Keywords: Beauty, Dreams, Life, Love, Family, Country, Jazz, Language, Leading, Living)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Education, Family, Power, Society, Knowledge, Progress, Information)

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
(Keywords: Women, Family, Successful, Drama, Victims)

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
(Keywords: Faith, Family, People, Children, Religious, Support)

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
(Keywords: Life, Family, Being, Events, Friends, Losing)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Life, Work, Family, Moderation, Relax, Want)

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
(Keywords: Time, Family, Acceptance, Growing up, Theory)

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
(Keywords: Women, Family, God, Trying, Want)

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

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
(Keywords: Legal, Family, Advice, Agreement)

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
(Keywords: Life, Women, Family, Sex, World)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Business, Family, Work, Actors, Advice, Disappointment, End, Famous)

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
(Keywords: Dreams, Family, Life, People)

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

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
(Keywords: Business, Time, Family, Wife, Thought, Daughters)

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

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
(Keywords: Time, Family, Home, People, Hope, Actor, Faces, Friends, Night)

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

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

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
(Keywords: Home, Life, Family, Determination, Fortune, Paradise, Kentucky, Risk)

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

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Power, Equality, Family, Challenge, Charity, Community)

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
(Keywords: Time, Family, Care, Children, Pain, Voice)

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

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Life, Family, Challenge, Worth)

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
(Keywords: Experience, Family, Home, Friend, Americans, Care, Past, Years)

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
(Keywords: Success, Family, People, Fact, Friends, Sight, Strangers, Will)

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
(Keywords: Experience, Time, Family, Being, Feeling, Research, Writing)

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
(Keywords: Education, Family, Idea, Decision, College, First, Students)

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
(Keywords: Men, Family, Friends)

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
(Keywords: Car, Family, Day, Gay, Parents, School)

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
(Keywords: Home, Family, Society, Fight, Fighting, Gain, Gold, May, Winter)

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
(Keywords: Business, Family, Cards, Office, Titles, Treatment)

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
(Keywords: Sports, Travel, Family, Wife, Being, Children, Growing up, Job, Kids)

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
(Keywords: Birthday, Family, Son, Career, Children, Party, Thinking, Writing)

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
(Keywords: Love, Family, Children, Sense, Want)

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
(Keywords: Time, Family, First)

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

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



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