Quotations on Relatives

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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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Religion, Hope, Companionship, Heaven, Relatives, Suicide)

My relatives used to laugh when I talked of being a writer.
- Taylor Caldwell
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: People, Friends, Immortality, Help, News, Relatives, Want)

You know, all my songs are relatives, brothers, sisters, cousins.
- David Coverdale
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Time, Family, Idea, Career, Relatives, Will)

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
(Keywords: People, Values, Relatives, Want)

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

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Death, Experience, Relatives, State, Visions, World)

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
(Keywords: Kids, Living, Relatives, School, World)

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
(Keywords: Friends, Relationships, Relatives, World)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Mom, Drama, Kitchen, Police, Queen, Relatives, Trying)

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
(Keywords: Family, Relatives, Support)

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
(Keywords: Father, Relatives, Years)

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
(Keywords: Faces, Force, Murder, Parents, Relatives, Smiles)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Money, People, Being, End, Famous, First, Job, Relatives, Taxes, Want)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Power, People, Advice, Fiction, Friends, Relatives, Writing)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Father, Brother, Doctors, Growing up, Opinion, Relatives, Research)

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