‘You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.’ – Desmond Tutu

‘Family is not an important thing. It’s everything.’ – Michael J. Fox

‘The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life.’ – Richard Bach

‘Without a family, man, alone in the world, trembles with the cold.’ – Andre Maurois

‘If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel there are three key societal members who can make a difference. They are the father, the mother and the teacher.’ – A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

‘Family is the most important thing in the world.’ – Princess Diana

‘To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there.’ – Barbara Bush

‘Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible – the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.’ – Virginia Satir

‘The love of family and the admiration of friends is much more important than wealth and privilege.’ – Charles Kuralt

‘There is no such thing as fun for the whole family.’ – Jerry Seinfeld

‘In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future.’ – Alex Haley

‘For there is no friend like a sister in calm or stormy weather; To cheer one on the tedious way, to fetch one if one goes astray, to lift one if one totters down, to strengthen whilst one stands.’ – Christina Rossetti

‘Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten.’ – David Ogden Stiers

‘A happy family is but an earlier heaven.’ – George Bernard Shaw

‘The family is one of nature’s masterpieces.’ – George Santayana

‘A man should never neglect his family for business.’ – Walt Disney

‘You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.’ – Khalil Gibran

‘The other night I ate at a real nice family restaurant. Every table had an argument going.’ – George Carlin

‘When trouble comes, it’s your family that supports you.’ – Guy Lafleur

‘A family is a risky venture, because the greater the love, the greater the loss… That’s the trade-off. But I’ll take it all.’ – Brad Pitt

‘Family quarrels are bitter things. They don’t go according to any rules. They’re not like aches or wounds, they’re more like splits in the skin that won’t heal because there’s not enough material.’ – F. Scott Fitzgerald

‘I believe the world is one big family, and we need to help each other.’ – Jet Li

‘The family is the first essential cell of human society.’ – Pope John XXIII

‘The family you come from isn’t as important as the family you’re going to have.’ – Ring Lardner

‘My family is my strength and my weakness.’ – Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

‘I woke up one morning thinking about wolves and realized that wolf packs function as families. Everyone has a role, and if you act within the parameters of your role, the whole pack succeeds, and when that falls apart, so does the pack.’ – Jodi Picoult

‘A family is a place where principles are hammered and honed on the anvil of everyday living.’ – Charles R. Swindoll

‘I don’t have to look up my family tree, because I know that I’m the sap.’ – Fred Allen

‘Sister is probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once the sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship.’ – Margaret Mead

‘I have frequently been questioned, especially by women, of how I could reconcile family life with a scientific career. Well, it has not been easy.’ – Marie Curie

‘He who is overly attached to his family members experiences fear and sorrow, for the root of all grief is attachment. Thus one should discard attachment to be happy.’ – Chanakya

‘My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard. Mother would come out and say, ‘You’re tearing up the grass’; ‘We’re not raising grass,’ Dad would reply. ‘We’re raising boys.” – Harmon Killebrew

‘I’ve always put my family first and that’s just the way it is.’ – Jamie Lee Curtis

‘The only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works, is the family.’ – Lee Iacocca

‘The family is the test of freedom; because the family is the only thing that the free man makes for himself and by himself.’ – Gilbert K. Chesterton

‘Little children are still the symbol of the eternal marriage between love and duty.’ – George Eliot

‘Spend some time this weekend on home improvement; improve your attitude toward your family.’ – Bo Bennett

‘Give a little love to a child, and you get a great deal back.’ – John Ruskin

‘Whatever else is unsure in this stinking dunghill of a world a mother’s love is not.’ – James Joyce

‘You don’t have to give birth to someone to have a family.’ – Sandra Bullock

‘Dignity is not negotiable. Dignity is the honor of the family.’ – Vartan Gregorian

‘You leave home to seek your fortune and, when you get it, you go home and share it with your family.’ – Anita Baker

‘Women’s natural role is to be a pillar of the family.’ – Grace Kelly

‘There’s nothing I value more than the closeness of friends and family, a smile as I pass someone on the street.’ – Willie Stargell

‘I have a great family, I live an amazing life.’ – John Oates

‘My family comes first. Maybe that’s what makes me different from other guys.’ – Bobby Darin

‘Some of the most important conversations I’ve ever had occurred at my family’s dinner table.’ – Bob Ehrlich

‘Family, nature and health all go together.’ – Olivia Newton-John

‘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.’ – Elizabeth Fishel

‘The greatest thing in family life is to take a hint when a hint is intended-and not to take a hint when a hint isn’t intended.’ – Robert Frost

‘The children have been a wonderful gift to me, and I’m thankful to have once again seen our world through their eyes. They restore my faith in the family’s future.’ – Jackie Kennedy

‘The foundation of family – that’s where it all begins for me.’ – Faith Hill

‘Having family responsibilities and concerns just has to make you a more understanding person.’ – Sandra Day O’Connor

‘Insanity runs in my family. It practically gallops.’ – Cary Grant

‘The family is the nucleus of civilization.’ – Will Durant

‘A woman should be home with the children, building that home and making sure there’s a secure family atmosphere.’ – Mel Gibson

‘A woman can take care of the family. It takes a man to provide structure, to provide stability.’ – Tom DeLay

‘Children are the keys of paradise.’ – Eric Hoffer

‘Maybe there is no actual place called hell. Maybe hell is just having to listen to our grandparents breathe through their noses when they’re eating sandwiches.’ – Jim Carrey

‘I am the baby in the family, and I always will be. I am actually very happy to have that position. But I still get teased. I don’t mind that.’ – Janet Jackson

‘I’ve given it my all. I’ve done my best. Now, I’m ready with my family to begin the next phase of our lives.’ – Richard M. Daley

‘People are pretty forgiving when it comes to other people’s families. The only family that ever horrifies you is your own.’ – Douglas Coupland

‘When I was younger, my family would go camping and fishing on our ranches. My dad loves being around all kinds of animals. He’s the one who got me to be a really big animal lover.’ – Paris Hilton

‘A home with a loving and loyal husband and wife is the supreme setting in which children can be reared in love and righteousness and in which the spiritual and physical needs of children can be met.’ – David A. Bednar

‘A family can develop only with a loving woman as its center.’ – Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

‘Dad kept us out of school, but school comes and goes. Family is forever.’ – Charlie Sheen

‘I am the family face; flesh perishes, I live on.’ – Thomas Hardy

‘One’s family is the most important thing in life. I look at it this way: One of these days I’ll be over in a hospital somewhere with four walls around me. And the only people who’ll be with me will be my family.’ – Robert Byrd

‘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

‘I’m pretty much a good Catholic girl at heart and I believe in family. I also have a basic belief that God takes care of me. I believe in prayer, even though I’m not that religious. I just have that foundation from my family. I mean when you think that you’re just a human being and one of God’s creatures, you can’t take anything that seriously.’ – Catherine O’Hara

‘I don’t think anyone has a normal family.’ – Edward Furlong

‘I never did quite fit the glamour mode. It is life with my husband and family that is my high now.’ – Patty Duke

‘I love my family.’ – Manute Bol

‘I don’t know if I believe in marriage. I believe in family, love and children.’ – Penelope Cruz

‘My family was my guide to my reality.’ – Haywood Nelson

‘We love to be with our family and friends and I can tell you that lots of eating will be involved.’ – Julia Barr

‘Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself. They came through you but not from you and though they are with you yet they belong not to you.’ – Khalil Gibran

‘The joke in our family is that we can cry reading the phone book.’ – Ron Reagan

‘Cherish your human connections – your relationships with friends and family.’ – Barbara Bush

‘Rarely do members of the same family grow up under the same roof.’ – Richard Bach

‘Tennis just a game, family is forever.’ – Serena Williams

‘There are things that you cannot talk to your mother and father about, there are things that you cannot talk to your children about.’ – Shirley Knight

‘I’m not much of a family man. I’m just not that into it. I love kids, I adore them, but I don’t want to live my life for them.’ – Sting

‘My family is more important than my party.’ – Zell Miller

‘Happy is said to be the family which can eat onions together. They are, for the time being, separate, from the world, and have a harmony of aspiration.’ – Charles Dudley Warner

‘I come from that society and there is a common thread, specifically family values – the idea that you do anything for your family, and the unconditional love for one’s children.’ – Ednita Nazario

‘First and foremost comes my family and my life with Brad. We have so much joy in raising our children and teaching them about the world that nothing really compares to that.’ – Angelina Jolie

‘I love all my fam. I have quite possibly the best dad, mom, and sister in the world.’ – Ryan Eggold

‘What must it be like for a little boy to read that daddy never loved mummy?’ – Princess Diana

‘One of the things that binds us as a family is a shared sense of humor.’ – Ralph Fiennes

‘I would rather start a family than finish one.’ – Don Marquis

‘When you start about family, about lineage and ancestry, you are talking about every person on earth.’ – Alex Haley

‘It’s very strange that most people don’t care if their knowledge of their family history only goes back three generations.’ – Douglas Coupland

‘Pray in your family daily, that yours may be in the number of the families who call upon God.’ – Christopher Love

‘If one is desperate for love, I suggest looking at one’s friends and family and see if love is all around. If not, get a new set of friends, a new family.’ – Jasmine Guy

‘Parents need all the help they can get. The strongest as well as the most fragile family requires a vital network of social supports.’ – Bernice Weissbourd

‘I think togetherness is a very important ingredient to family life.’ – Barbara Bush

‘The great danger for family life, in the midst of any society whose idols are pleasure, comfort and independence, lies in the fact that people close their hearts and become selfish.’ – Pope John Paul II

‘A woman can plan when to have her family and how to support a family.’ – Kathleen Turner

‘Family life itself, that safest, most traditional, most approved of female choices, is not a sanctuary: It is, perpetually, a dangerous place.’ – Margaret Drabble

‘America cannot continue to lead the family of nations around the world if we suffer the collapse of the family here at home.’ – Mitt Romney

‘I find the family the most mysterious and fascinating institution in the world.’ – Amos Oz

‘For me, nothing has ever taken precedence over being a mother and having a family and a home.’ – Jessica Lange

‘I’ll never stop dreaming that one day we can be a real family, together, all of us laughing and talking, loving and understanding, not looking at the past but only to the future.’ – LaToya Jackson

‘When you have a godly husband, a godly wife, children who respect their parents and who are loved by their parents, who provide for those children their physical and spiritual and material needs, lovingly, you have the ideal unit.’ – Jerry Falwell

‘We went to church every Sunday. When I was a kid, the only time I sang was around my family.’ – Darius Rucker

‘Happy or unhappy, families are all mysterious. We have only to imagine how differently we would be described – and will be, after our deaths – by each of the family members who believe they know us.’ – Gloria Steinem

‘My kids give me the balance to live right.’ – Celine Dion

‘If I had no family, my wife and I would lead a much more romantic and nomadic existence.’ – David McCallum

‘I love cooking for myself and cooking for my family.’ – Al Roker

‘Like all my family and class, I considered it a sign of weakness to show affection; to have been caught kissing my mother would have been a disgrace, and to have shown affection for my father would have been a disaster.’ – Agnes Smedley

‘It’s not that our family has no taste, it’s just that our family’s taste is inconsistent.’ – Dave Eggers

‘You have to defend your honor. And your family.’ – Suzanne Vega

‘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

‘I grew up in a very religious family. I could read the Qu’ran easily at the age of five.’ – Akhmad Kadyrov

‘I have a family to support. And I’m not always going to be doing exactly what I want to do.’ – Patrick Warburton

‘The attempt to redefine the family as a purely voluntary arrangement grows out of the modern delusion that people can keep all their options open all the time.’ – Christopher Lasch

‘The left dismisses talk about the collapse of family life and talks instead about the emergence of the growing new diversity of family types.’ – Christopher Lasch

‘Our family life was certainly not intellectual.’ – Douglass North

‘I have a lot of very close girlfriends and sisters – I’m from an all female family. My father often quips that even the cat was neutered!’ – Shirley Manson

‘I stay in tune with my family and God.’ – Regina King

‘It is extraordinary that when you are acquainted with a whole family you can forget about them.’ – Gertrude Stein

‘Make a Goal Box, a chart of positive daily contact with a family when you are working with them.’ – Richard G. Scott

‘The most difficult is the first family, to bring someone out of the world.’ – Richard G. Scott

‘I have these visions of myself being thirty, thirty-five, forty having a family.’ – Nastassja Kinski

‘I’m thankful to God for having a family that’s been there for me. He’s been there from the time I was a child to even now with my family helping with my little boy. It’s worth more than words could ever describe. That’s one of the ways I’ve been able to stay grounded is thanks to family and God.’ – Ashton Shepherd

‘All of us grow up in particular realities – a home, family, a clan, a small town, a neighborhood. Depending upon how we’re brought up, we are either deeply aware of the particular reading of reality into which we are born, or we are peripherally aware of it.’ – Chaim Potok

‘I was born into the most remarkable and eccentric family I could possibly have hoped for.’ – Maureen O’Hara

‘I am tortured when I am away from my family, from my children. I am horribly guilt-ridden.’ – Jessica Lange

‘When I remember my family, I always remember their backs. They were always indignantly leaving places.’ – John Cheever

‘When I’m ready, I plan to adopt. I still believe in family.’ – LaToya Jackson

‘It takes a lot of work to put together a marriage, to put together a family and a home.’ – Elizabeth Edwards

‘I grew up in a big family with a lot of kids around, and I definitely want to have children as well.’ – Heidi Klum

‘At a certain point I’m going to want to have a family.’ – Gwen Stefani

‘I would love a family. I’m at the age where the wish for a child gets stronger. But who knows.’ – Cameron Diaz

‘Also, my mom and family are very important to me and I know that this is not expected.’ – Christina Milian

‘For all of those willing to help me start a family, I am flattered. I will let you know when I need your help.’ – Paula Abdul

‘The one thing that kept our family together was the music. The only thing that our family would share emotionally was to have our dad cry over something the kids did with music.’ – Dennis Wilson

‘My family background was deeply Christian.’ – Abbe Pierre

‘If we abandon marriage, we abandon the family.’ – Michael Enzi

‘I realized my family was funny, because nobody ever wanted to leave our house.’ – Anthony Anderson

‘We’ll sort of get over the marriage first and then maybe look at the kids. But obviously we want a family so we’ll have to start thinking about that.’ – Prince William

‘My life comes down to three moments: the death of my father, meeting my husband, and the birth of my daughter. Everything I did previous to that just doesn’t seem to add up to very much.’ – Gwyneth Paltrow

‘I live quietly at home among my family and friends.’ – Antonio Tabucchi

‘As a general thing, when a woman wears the pants in a family, she has a good right to them.’ – Josh Billings

‘I grew up in a family in which political issues were often discussed, and debated intensely.’ – Joseph Stiglitz

‘God did not intend the human family to be wafted to heaven on flowery beds of ease.’ – Frank Knox

‘Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.’ – Kofi Annan

‘My dad had been very absent, even when he was there. Then he left the family and moved away. Our relationship, it feels to me, ended when I was 13.’ – Olly Alexander

‘My father is Italian, and I never met my paternal grandparents. The family name was ‘Caroselli’ and it was changed in the mid ’50s. I think they wanted to assimilate, which was pretty common, although I love the name ‘Caroselli.” – Steve Carell

‘Positive feelings come from being honest about yourself and accepting your personality, and physical characteristics, warts and all; and, from belonging to a family that accepts you without question.’ – Willard Scott

‘I’m so lucky to have such a great family. I respect them so much professionally, and they’ve been unconditionally supportive in the choices that I’ve made. It’s been very good having them on my side.’ – Jack Huston

‘Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.’ – George Burns

‘I looked up my family tree and found out I was the sap.’ – Rodney Dangerfield

‘I believe that the greatest gift you can give your family and the world is a healthy you.’ – Joyce Meyer

‘Apparently, one in five people in the world are Chinese. And there are five people in my family, so it must be one of them. It’s either my mum or my dad. Or my older brother, Colin. Or my younger brother, Ho-Chan-Chu. But I think it’s Colin.’ – Tim Vine

‘Don’t worry about the pressure or the responsibility. Just live in it, have fun, and when everything seems to be going right, just stay humble and remember your family.’ – Roman Reigns

‘You can’t choose your family, but you can choose your friends.’ – Scott Hall

‘Life is supposed to be about love and good times, and so I’ve forgiven myself after paying the consequences of my bad decisions, and I’m ready to move forward and allow my life to be a light to others that it’s never over, even for a person like me, who has lost a tremendous amount of respect among my peers, my fans, my friends and family.’ – Jon Jones

‘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

‘Familial betrayal is, to me, the most heartbreaking kind – because if you can’t trust your family to love you and protect you, who can you really trust? – Alexandra Bracken’ – Alexandra Bracken

‘I’m thankful to my family, friends, and fans for all of their support.’ – Serena Williams

‘Peace is the beauty of life. It is sunshine. It is the smile of a child, the love of a mother, the joy of a father, the togetherness of a family. It is the advancement of man, the victory of a just cause, the triumph of truth.’ – Menachem Begin

‘It was the labor movement that helped secure so much of what we take for granted today. The 40-hour work week, the minimum wage, family leave, health insurance, Social Security, Medicare, retirement plans. The cornerstones of the middle-class security all bear the union label.’ – Barack Obama

‘God has blessed me with an amazing family, friends and work colleagues that have been my joy, my support, and my sanity. I don’t know what I’d do without them.’ – Josie Loren

‘I don’t even call them fans. I don’t like that. They’re literally just a part of my life; they’re a part of my family. I don’t think of them as on a lower level than me. I don’t think I’m anything but equal to all of them. So yeah, they’re basically all of my siblings.’ – Billie Eilish

‘I was 19 when my father died from a heart attack. He was a 55-year-old college professor and had led what was by all appearances a risk-free life. But he was overweight, and heart disease runs in our family.’ – Alex Honnold

‘It’s really a testament to my parents, because I was active, curious and creative as a child, and my parents nurtured that. But I wouldn’t say that I was a professional child actor at all. I was never the breadwinner of my family.’ – Sarah Gadon

‘Make space in your life for the things that matter, for family and friends, love and generosity, fun and joy. Without this, you will burn out in mid-career and wonder where your life went.’ – Jonathan Sacks

‘The memories we make with our family is everything.’ – Candace Cameron Bure

‘Every day I wake up and I lay in bed counting my blessings and saying my prayers for how fortunate I am to have great fans and health and family.’ – Luke Bryan

‘With all my fans I got a family again.’ – Tupac Shakur

‘If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, we have at least to consider the possibility that we have a small aquatic bird of the family anatidae on our hands.’ – Douglas Adams

‘So much of what is best in us is bound up in our love of family, that it remains the measure of our stability because it measures our sense of loyalty. All other pacts of love or fear derive from it and are modeled upon it.’ – Haniel Long

‘In dwelling, live close to the ground. In thinking, keep to the simple. In conflict, be fair and generous. In governing, don’t try to control. In work, do what you enjoy. In family life, be completely present.’ – Lao Tzu

‘I’ve had my heart broken in a lot of different ways a lot of different times by different people – whether it be a family member, a girlfriend, a friend, just all types of relying on people, making yourself vulnerable to people.’ – Lil Peep

‘God has established three institutions within human society: the family, the state, and the church. Each institution has a sphere of authority with jurisdictional limits that must be respected.’ – John MacArthur

‘We define family in many different ways: not just by blood but by people with whom we find a common ground and a common bond.’ – Adrienne C. Moore

‘I am very happy and honored to be part of the Sony ATV family.’ – Maluma

‘A good life depends on the strength of our relationships with family, friends, neighbours, colleagues and strangers.’ – David Lammy

‘I’m thinking of a legacy that I can be proud of and wealth that my grandchildren can use to go to college. So world domination – in terms of providing for my family – is absolutely my goal.’ – Nicki Minaj

‘It’s all about quality of life and finding a happy balance between work and friends and family.’ – Philip Green

‘I’m lucky to have a great support system in my friends and some of my family. If you have those people that you trust, go ahead and fall back into them and let them be your hammock and cocoon and let them embrace you.’ – JoJo

‘As a child my family’s menu consisted of two choices: take it or leave it.’ – Buddy Hackett

‘The mother-in-law is the centre of a family.’ – Les Dawson

‘The decision to have an abortion is a deeply personal decision between a woman, her family, her doctor, her God; not her government, and not the public at large.’ – Margaret Hoover

‘Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it’s at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.’ – Earl Nightingale

‘We speak Turkish at home, and I can speak the language. I have a lot of family there – I try to fly to Turkey once a year when I have holidays.’ – Emre Can

‘All these walls that keep us from loving each other as one family or one race – racism, religion, where we grew up, whatever, class, socioeconomic – what makes us be so selfish and prideful, what keeps us from wanting to help the next man, what makes us be so focused on a personal legacy as opposed to the entire legacy of a race.’ – Kanye West

‘Family and friendships are two of the greatest facilitators of happiness.’ – John C. Maxwell

‘My mom was my rock, my confidant and my best friend. She was an elementary school teacher who worked with students with disabilities and she lived every day giving back to her family and her community.’ – Matt Barnes

‘As you get older, the cliches of life ring true. It’s the simple things that matter most: your family, the people you love, your health and sanity.’ – Ronan Keating

‘I would like to be remembered as a man who had a wonderful time living life, a man who had good friends, fine family – and I don’t think I could ask for anything more than that, actually.’ – Frank Sinatra

‘It was sad leaving ‘All Saints’ because I was leaving a family that had nurtured me and looked after me for a couple of years, and at the same time that particular storyline wasn’t a surprise to me. I knew I was going. It had been worked out very carefully over many months.’ – Chris Vance

‘I’ve been through a lot of things in my personal and family life. That turned me into a fighter. I always strive to be the best I possibly can.’ – Hope Solo

‘Nothing is better than going home to family and eating good food and relaxing.’ – Irina Shayk

‘I come from the family of farmers. I am a son of a farmer.’ – Pankaj Tripathi

‘My wife Maya Bhate is from Pune. My daughters Diya and Keya, and I, are regular visitors to the city, since her family is based here.’ – Victor Banerjee

‘Home is where your family is. Wherever you are, it’s about the people you’re surrounded by, not necessarily where you lay your head.’ – Jenji Kohan

‘As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live.’ – Pope John Paul II

‘Both my parents are Scottish, and although I grew up in Canada after moving over, all of my family are proud to be Scots.’ – Callum Keith Rennie

‘The most important thing in the world is family and love.’ – John Wooden

‘People are basically the same the world over. Everybody wants the same things – to be happy, to be healthy, to be at least reasonably prosperous, and to be secure. They want friends, peace of mind, good family relationships, and hope that tomorrow is going to be even better than today.’ – Zig Ziglar

‘The love of the family, the love of one person can heal. It heals the scars left by a larger society. A massive, powerful society.’ – Maya Angelou

‘I come from a poor family, I have seen poverty. The poor need respect, and it begins with cleanliness.’ – Narendra Modi

‘The effects of unresolved trauma can be devastating. It can affect our habits and outlook on life, leading to addictions and poor decision-making. It can take a toll on our family life and interpersonal relationships. It can trigger real physical pain, symptoms, and disease. And it can lead to a range of self-destructive behaviors.’ – Peter A. Levine

‘No family gets rich from earning the minimum wage. In fact, the current minimum wage does not even lift a family out of poverty.’ – Jon Corzine

‘My mother’s love has always been a sustaining force for our family, and one of my greatest joys is seeing her integrity, her compassion, her intelligence reflected in my daughters.’ – Michelle Obama

‘You cannot have maternal health without reproductive health. And reproductive health includes contraception and family planning and access to legal, safe abortion.’ – Hillary Clinton

‘The kitchen is the heart of every home, for the most part. It evokes memories of your family history.’ – Debi Mazar

‘I think that life is difficult. People have challenges. Family members get sick, people get older, you don’t always get the job or the promotion that you want. You have conflicts in your life. And really, life is about your resilience and your ability to go through your life and all of the ups and downs with a positive attitude.’ – Jennifer Hyman

‘My second husband, Eric Villency, is the father of my beautiful boy Ronan Anthony. Even though we’re divorced, I’m still very close with his family.’ – Kimberly Guilfoyle

‘I’m half Telugu. My mom is Telugu and dad, a Maharashtrian. I was brought up in Gwalior. I was exposed to English, Hindi, and Marathi. I heard my mom speak to her family in Telugu, so I got the hang of it.’ – Harshvardhan Rane

‘When his life was ruined, his family killed, his farm destroyed, Job knelt down on the ground and yelled up to the heavens, ‘Why god? Why me?’ and the thundering voice of God answered, ‘There’s just something about you that pisses me off.” – Stephen King

‘I was the first in my family to board an airplane. I was the first in my family to get kicked off an airplane.’ – Trevor Noah

‘I am the only player who has been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame and am the second-best player in my family.’ – Shannon Sharpe

‘What people don’t understand is joining a gang ain’t bad, it’s cool, it’s fine. When you in the hood, joining a gang it’s cool because all your friends are in the gang, all your family’s in the gang. We’re not just killing people every night, we’re just hanging out, having a good time.’ – Snoop Dogg

‘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.’ – LeBron James

‘Where would you be without friends? The people to pick you up when you need lifting? We come from homes far from perfect, so you end up almost parent and sibling to your friends – your own chosen family. There’s nothing like a really loyal, dependable, good friend. Nothing.’ – Jennifer Aniston

‘Being a teen can be tough. Just try to surround yourself with really good friends that really have your back, and also be a really good friend to those who really care about you. If you’re not sure about certain things, talk to your friends that you trust and your family.’ – Victoria Justice

‘The people you choose to have around you make all the difference. My family and close friends keep me grounded. You have to have a mind of your own and a strong head on your shoulders. Cricket is the most important thing to me, so the rest of it pales in comparison.’ – Virat Kohli

‘What’s the reason I’m playing basketball? I do it because I love it, I do it because of my family, and that’s it. I don’t do it because of the money. I don’t do it because of the fame. I just do it because I love it, and I do it for my family because my family enjoys it.’ – Giannis Antetokounmpo

‘I’m grateful to my family, friends and fans, who have supported me and stood by me.’ – S. Sreesanth

‘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.’ – Daisaku Ikeda

‘Don’t ask for a million dollars. Ask for the stuff that’ll get you a million dollars – your health, your brain, your sanity, wisdom. Prepare me for when I do get that million. Make sure I don’t go crazy, make sure I help my family.’ – Future

‘I want to thank God, obviously for the health, for the talent He’s given me, for my family who supports me, for the things that basketball’s taught me on and off the court. For the people that I’ve been able to meet through the game of basketball.’ – Stephen Curry

‘I’m surrounded by great friends and family. I don’t know what I would do without them.’ – Emma Roberts

‘You aren’t your work, your accomplishments, your possessions, your home, your family… your anything. You’re a creation of your Source, dressed in a physical human body intended to experience and enjoy life on Earth.’ – Wayne Dyer

‘For the family living paycheck-to-paycheck, or those at risk in their current living situation, access to affordable housing is pivotal to their safety and long-term stability.’ – Alex Padilla

‘I grew up upper-class. Private school. My dad had a Jaguar. We’re African-American, and we work together as a family, so people assume we’re like the Jacksons. But I didn’t have parents using me to get out of a bad situation.’ – Beyonce Knowles

‘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

‘In my career, there’s many things I’ve won and many things I’ve achieved, but for me, my greatest achievement is my children and my family. It’s about being a good father, a good husband, just being connected to family as much as possible.’ – David Beckham

‘You can’t control where you were born, the family you were born into, what you look like; you can’t control any of those circumstances. The only thing you can control is how you react.’ – Aisha Tyler

‘If you don’t have your friends and your family, what do you really have? You can have all the money in the world, but with no friends and no family, it’s no good.’ – Meek Mill

‘Circus is what real life should be like. It’s sincerity, feeling, emotions. All real. There are no lies in circus. There are artists working together to give a smile. It’s a world where people help one another. It’s the only show where a family, everyone from children to their grandmothers, can sit together and all be entertained by the same thing.’ – Princess Stephanie of Monaco

‘A real man loves his wife, and places his family as the most important thing in life. Nothing has brought me more peace and content in life than simply being a good husband and father.’ – Frank Abagnale

‘My family is my number one priority.’ – Georgina Chapman

‘I’ve been through natural disasters. I lived down in Miami and was down there for Hurricane Andrew which was a Category 5. There were members of my family that thought they were going to die. Everyone was in the bathtub.’ – Dwayne Johnson

‘I’m so grateful to be part of the Sundance family.’ – Matthew Heineman

‘Life is short, tomorrow’s not promised, so to be there with my kids, and do things with them, and go on family vacations – this is more valuable than anything.’ – Jadakiss

‘My family are everything to me. They come first in everything I do.’ – Nigel Barker

‘The family, that dear octopus from whose tentacles we never quite escape, nor in our innermost hearts never quite wish to.’ – Dodie Smith

‘My family is my life, and everything else comes second as far as what’s important to me.’ – Michael Imperioli

‘Cherish your human connections: your relationships with friends and family.’ – Joseph Brodsky

‘My family went to a Mennonite Baptist church – they’re pretty conservative Christian folk. We weren’t on a colony or anything like that, but it certainly shaped me throughout the years.’ – Colter Wall

‘Leave the matter of religion to the family altar, the church, and the private school, supported entirely by private contributions. Keep the church and state forever separate.’ – Ulysses S. Grant

‘Adopt responsibility for your own well-being, try to put your family together, try to serve your community, try to seek for eternal truth… That’s the sort of thing that can ground you in your life, enough so that you can withstand the difficulty of life.’ – Jordan Peterson

‘I’m a fighting man, a fighting man with generations of fighting men before me in my family. That’s all we do: we fight.’ – Tyson Fury

‘I’m always interested in relationships between women. I’m always interested in how women relate to each other, whether it’s a family relationship or it’s a friend relationship. That’s such uncharted territory in cinema.’ – Greta Gerwig

‘I belong to a Bohri Muslim family, and for us, food is our biggest celebration. We are used to elaborate five- to six-course meals.’ – Nushrat Bharucha

‘My family has never been there for me. They expect things because we’re blood.’ – Eminem

‘Any problem, big or small, within a family, always seems to start with bad communication. Someone isn’t listening.’ – Emma Thompson

‘God Bless my mother and father for all the hard work they’ve done for our family.’ – Coy Bowles

‘I’ve been so blessed to be part of a family that has dedicated its life to public service.’ – Jeb Bush

‘It’s an absolute honor to be taking part in the pageant for the Diamond Jubilee. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and will be a moment in history that will always be remembered. I’m really looking forward to being out on the river with friends and family. To mark this historic moment will be extremely special.’ – Steve McFadden

‘I liked St. Louis, when they were in the American League, because that was going home. I had all my family and friends there.’ – Yogi Berra

‘Think about what people are doing on Facebook today. They’re keeping up with their friends and family, but they’re also building an image and identity for themselves, which in a sense is their brand. They’re connecting with the audience that they want to connect to. It’s almost a disadvantage if you’re not on it now.’ – Mark Zuckerberg

‘Both my father and mother were survivors of the Warsaw Ghetto and the Nazi concentration camps. Apart from my parents, every family member on both sides was exterminated by the Nazis.’ – Norman Finkelstein

‘I’m so blessed to have family that’s so supportive of my choices.’ – Aquaria

‘Growing up, my dad was ‘get a real job, don’t go pursuing your dreams, that’s how you become homeless.’ So, do I pick my family or do I pick my own happiness, and how much does my own happiness depend on my family?’ – Jimmy O. Yang

‘I have a wonderful shelter, which is my family. I have a wonderful relationship with my brother and sister; this makes me feel that I know always where I belong.’ – Jose Carreras

‘A man ought to live so that everybody knows he is a Christian… and most of all, his family ought to know.’ – Dwight L. Moody

‘My ultimate life dream project is my kids. My family.’ – Denzel Washington

‘You know, true love really matters, friends really matter, family really matters. Being responsible and disciplined and healthy really matters.’ – Courtney Thorne-Smith

‘Gambling has brought our family together. We had to move to a smaller house.’ – Tommy Cooper

‘I declare before you all that my whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service and the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong.’ – Queen Elizabeth II

‘I grew up in a family that always believed in God. And I feel like, every morning when you wake up, you have to thank Him just for another day. I do it every day.’ – Jose Altuve

‘My mom is proud of me. I just want to keep working hard so one day I can help my family. I am going to get a big house one day, and we all can stay in it and eat.’ – Ben McLemore

‘Who would want one’s children growing up buying things like bitcoin? I hope to God my family doesn’t buy it. It’s noxious poison.’ – Charlie Munger

‘In a big family the first child is kind of like the first pancake. If it’s not perfect, that’s okay, there are a lot more coming along.’ – Antonin Scalia

‘Trust me, I play the game for the fans, my family and myself.’ – David Ortiz

‘Family politics are worse than world politics. That’s all I can say. You don’t get to choose your family; you get to choose your friends. Your family is imposed upon you.’ – Michael Cimino

‘I had five brothers and sisters. Four of them older, and some of them played instruments, and we would get together and have family recitals and raise money for the church. I belonged to a wonderful church community that encouraged me to sing.’ – Al Jarreau

‘Like family, we are tied to each other. This is what all good musicians understand.’ – Billy Joel

‘Without my family, I’m nothing. They kept me in the right place. I believe that I’m the luckiest person in the country when I’m with them.’ – S. S. Rajamouli

‘I had a very dysfunctional family, and a very hard childhood. So I made a world out of words. And it was my salvation.’ – Mary Oliver

‘My family is from the South, and I can remember all those ladies I grew up with, like my great-aunts, who had handkerchiefs. There’s something sweet about them.’ – Laura Linney

‘Happiness is determined by factors like your health, your family relationships and friendships, and above all by feeling that you are in control of how you spend your time.’ – Daniel Kahneman

‘I always thought I wanted to play professionally, and I always knew that to do that I’d have to make a lot of sacrifices. I made sacrifices by leaving Argentina, leaving my family to start a new life. I changed my friends, my people. Everything. But everything I did, I did for football, to achieve my dream.’ – Lionel Messi

‘You need a really solid foundation of friends and family to keep you where you need to be.’ – Lilly Singh

‘Fathers should be neither seen nor heard. That is the only proper basis for family life.’ – Oscar Wilde

‘I have lots of friends, but I’m probably a terrible friend to all of them, even my family. I wouldn’t be surprised if I found myself with no friends later on in life. My friends become my enemies.’ – Ariel Pink

‘Children need to get a high-quality education, avoid violence and the criminal-justice system, and gain jobs. But they deserve more. We want them to learn not only reading and math but fairness, caring, self-respect, family commitment, and civic duty.’ – Colin Powell

‘I am blessed to have so many great things in my life – family, friends and God. All will be in my thoughts daily.’ – Lil’ Kim

‘We can’t just rail against crime. We must speak of the root problems – devastating family breakup, an insidious culture of violence that cheapens human life, skyrocketing prisoner recidivism rates that rob our communities of husbands and fathers – and recognize that there is a societal role in rehabilitation and restoration.’ – Frank Wolf

‘My priority is to hang out with the ones I love – my family, my loved ones.’ – Cote de Pablo

‘I really don’t care what people think of me. I’ve got my family. I’ve got my friends. Yes, I have been trained to be a little more aggressive if I need to be, but I don’t go around thumping people.’ – Chris Kyle

‘A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold.’ – Ogden Nash

‘My dream is to be World Lightweight Champion in the UFC. Have more money than I know what to do with. And have a great life for my kids, grandkids, and everyone in my family.’ – Conor McGregor

‘Of course, my mom is my biggest and loudest cheerleader, and my family and friends are happy for me, but I’m still just Angie, not Angie-the-author-with-this-hyped-up-book. I appreciate that.’ – Angie Thomas

‘Dictators can fix up their entire families in good jobs, in or around government, and often do. In democracies, such a practice is frowned upon. Privileged access to the corridors of power through family connections and a kind of old boys’ network, is also deemed an abuse of power, and so it is.’ – Jimmy Reid

‘My family is always my priority.’ – J. R. Smith

‘All men are children, and of one family. The same tale sends them all to bed, and wakes them in the morning.’ – Henry David Thoreau

‘The policeman must be a minister, a social worker, a diplomat, a tough guy, and a gentleman. And, of course, he’d have to be a genius… For he will have to feed a family on a policeman’s salary.’ – Paul Harvey

‘Everything happens for a reason. I’m used to it, I prepare for it. Like I say, at the end of the day, those in charge of their own destiny are going to do what’s right for them and their family.’ – Shaquille O’Neal

‘I come from nothing. I come from sleeping in the kitchen with my family with the oven open to keep us warm during winter, you know? When you come from that background, all this extra stuff is just… extra stuff, you know?’ – Michael B. Jordan

‘There’s a bond among a kitchen staff, I think. You spend more time with your chef in the kitchen than you do with your own family.’ – Gordon Ramsay

‘My real dream is to have a whole, like, buy a whole piece of land. Imagine, like, a long driveway. Like, a cul de sac-type street, with maybe, like, seven houses. Me be right here. Have my mom be able to be right here. My brother over here. My girl’s grandmother and family right here. Friends over there. That’s my real dream.’ – J. Cole

‘We all have a gift; we all have a passion – it’s just about finding it and going into it. Being an asset to your family and community.’ – Angela Bassett

‘I come from a family where gravy is considered a beverage.’ – Erma Bombeck

‘My mother, whom I love dearly, has continually revised my life story within the context of a complicated family history that includes more than the usual share of divorce, step-children, dysfunction, and obfuscation. I’ve spent most of my adult life attempting to deconstruct that history and separate fact from fiction.’ – Melissa Gilbert

‘I was born into a Christian family and brought up in a Lutheran church. My faith has been the center point of my life, really, since I was a child, but at 16 years of age, I fully surrendered my life over to Christ. At that point, as a teenager, I began to grasp the concept of Christ’s true love and forgiveness.’ – Michele Bachmann

‘Christmas is the perfect time to celebrate the love of God and family and to create memories that will last forever. Jesus is God’s perfect, indescribable gift. The amazing thing is that not only are we able to receive this gift, but we are able to share it with others on Christmas and every other day of the year.’ – Joel Osteen

‘I sang in the choir for years, even though my family belonged to another church.’ – Paul Lynde

‘Being part of the Workshop is like being part of a really big family. Everyone is so close. Everyone feels the success of others who go on to do well. Whatever happens, I will still be part of the Workshop.’ – Lucy Carless

‘I come from a family where we were taught to love and respect every community and religion.’ – Manisha Koirala

‘I’m of Russian-Jewish background. Like many Soviet Jews, my parents were engineers. My family migrated from Ukraine to Israel when I was six. They arrived in Israel with very little… Within a year of arriving in Israel, the Yom Kippur War happened.’ – Sasha Roiz

‘The informality of family life is a blessed condition that allows us all to become our best while looking our worst.’ – Marge Kennedy

‘Growing up, I knew I was different. But I didn’t know what it meant to be Aboriginal. I just knew that I had a really big, extended family. I was taught nothing about who we were or where we came from.’ – Adam Goodes

‘I had this child, and it destroyed my family.’ – Arnold Schwarzenegger

‘My father was a civil servant, so having a regular job, being respectable is a big deal for me. Respectable in the sense that I support my family. That’s what I mean by respectability.’ – Hanif Kureishi

‘The mother of a family should look upon her housekeeping and the planning of meals as a scientific occupation.’ – Eleanor Roosevelt

‘We care for each other and care about our family, and we are both working towards the same goal.’ – Angelina Jolie

‘If you believe you can make a difference, then you will make a difference. Believe in yourself, your family and your community and you will win.’ – Lindsay Fox

‘I grew up in a loving family, but I essentially grew up alone. I had no friends for a while.’ – Trevor Bauer

‘We are one people with one family. We all live in the same house… and through books, through information, we must find a way to say to people that we must lay down the burden of hate. For hate is too heavy a burden to bear.’ – John Lewis

‘Most of my family speaks fluent Malayalam.’ – Vidya Vox

‘I am fourth-generation deaf, which means everyone in my immediate family is deaf. So I grew up always having 100 percent accessibility to language and communication, which was wonderful and something so many deaf people don’t have.’ – Shoshannah Stern

‘My grandmother and mother were from Italy, so I was raised Catholic. That kind of just meant going to church on Easter and Christmas. I saw a radical transformation in my family when they started going to a Christian church. I watched them fall in love with God.’ – Sonny Sandoval

‘I can’t stress to you enough how much I can relate to teens being cyberbullied. Something that helps me is looking at old videos of me and my friends from middle school, or videos of my family. I love watching funny videos of my favorite people – it really cheers me up.’ – Ariana Grande

‘The family is our greatest luxury.’ – Granit Xhaka

‘I am very proud of my mom and consider her the most courageous woman I know. With perseverance, sacrifice and hard work, she raised a family of Olympic athletes and gave us the tools and the spirit to succeed. That is something that my brothers and I will always be thankful for.’ – Diana Lopez

‘I love the Queen. I love the whole fairy tale of the Royal Family; the Crown Jewels; Buckingham Palace; the tourist attraction. But really, is that what we’ve got a monarchy for? It’s just for tourism, and then you survive and live off taxpayers’ money?’ – Slowthai

‘All the men in my family were bearded, and most of the women.’ – W. C. Fields

‘He that raises a large family does, indeed, while he lives to observe them, stand a broader mark for sorrow; but then he stands a broader mark for pleasure too.’ – Benjamin Franklin

‘The family only represents one aspect, however important an aspect, of a human being’s functions and activities. A life is beautiful and ideal or the reverse, only when we have taken into our consideration the social as well as the family relationship.’ – Havelock Ellis

‘No one can travel your own road for you; you must travel it for yourself. My faith in this stems from my childhood. I grew up in a family with a system of religious beliefs handed down to me.’ – Amy Tan

‘Nixon was the most dishonest individual I have ever met in my life. He lied to his wife, his family, his friends, his colleagues in the Congress, lifetime members of his own political party, the American people and the world.’ – Barry Goldwater

‘Happy the man who, like Ulysses, has made a fine voyage, or has won the Golden Fleece, and then returns, experienced and knowledgeable, to spend the rest of his life among his family.’ – Joachim du Bellay

‘Mum and Dad ran a seaside hotel in Anstruther in Fife. It was a family run business, so I worked in the kitchen and helped out as a chambermaid and waitress.’ – Edith Bowman

‘I just live life. I grew up in a Christian family, but, you know, the way Mom brought me up is to, you know, do you, to always be yourself.’ – Tyler, The Creator

‘Love and fear. Everything the father of a family says must inspire one or the other.’ – Joseph Joubert

‘I was born William. My father was William. I came from a big family, I hated being called Billy. Willem’s a nickname; it’s a Dutch name, very common in the Netherlands.’ – Willem Dafoe

‘There were six kids in our family, and I grew up fast. I had to do a lot of things on my own. I was a rebellious teenager. That’s why coming into the film business was good for me because it gave me some discipline. Once I became an actor, I had to grow up a little more.’ – Matt Dillon

‘Be strong, believe in freedom and in God, love yourself, understand your sexuality, have a sense of humor, masturbate, don’t judge people by their religion, color or sexual habits, love life and your family.’ – Madonna Ciccone

‘And when I’ve been away from my family and friends, I have felt good hearing some of those old songs.’ – Beau Bridges

‘I don’t want to let my guard down and feel too comfortable. If you become complacent, you start feeling entitled. I’m ready to go dig ditches if I have to. Whatever I gotta do to provide for my family. Whatever I gotta do to make sure that I do the best possible job at whatever wonderful opportunities I’ve been handed.’ – Mark Wahlberg

‘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?’ – Shah Rukh Khan

‘I have a family, loving aunts, and a good home. No, on the surface I seem to have everything except my one true friend. All I think about when I’m with friends is having a good time. I can’t bring myself to talk about anything but ordinary everyday things. We don’t seem to be able to get any closer, and that’s the problem.’ – Anne Frank

‘It is a very proud moment for our entire family that a movie has been made on our lives and we have taken a small village of Haryana to Hollywood.’ – Geeta Phogat

‘When I look back over my life it’s almost as if there was a plan laid out for me – from the little girl who was so passionate about animals who longed to go to Africa and whose family couldn’t afford to put her through college. Everyone laughed at my dreams. I was supposed to be a secretary in Bournemouth.’ – Jane Goodall

‘Social media websites are no longer performing an envisaged function of creating a positive communication link among friends, family and professionals. It is a veritable battleground, where insults fly from the human quiver, damaging lives, destroying self-esteem and a person’s sense of self-worth.’ – Anthony Carmona

‘The root of the kingdom is in the state. The root of the state is in the family. The root of the family is in the person of its head.’ – Mencius

‘When you look at Prince Charles, don’t you think that someone in the Royal family knew someone in the Royal family? – Robin Williams’ – Robin Williams

‘I am truly blessed to have been a part of the MTV family for so long.’ – Rob Dyrdek

‘Every family should have the right to spend their money, after tax, as they wish, and not as the government dictates. Let us extend choice, extend the will to choose and the chance to choose.’ – Margaret Thatcher

‘Your most important friendships should be with your own brothers and sisters and with your father and mother. Love your family. Be loyal to them. Have a genuine concern for your brothers and sisters.’ – Ezra Taft Benson

‘My family has been poor and working-class for generations. And we live – I live in this really small community in Southern Mississippi where you don’t evacuate, and you have never evacuated because there are too many people in your family to evacuate.’ – Jesmyn Ward

‘There is a lot I need to thank God for, everyday. But I think I am blessed because I have a very loving, understanding and supporting family.’ – Neha Dhupia

‘My mom’s side of the family is from Arkansas!’ – Kelli O’Hara

‘Street Runner’ is a personal song about the sacrifices I made to pursue this career that I have now. All while never forgetting about the family and loved ones I’m doing it for.’ – Rod Wave

‘The family is the foundation of everything.’ – Robinho

‘Neither man nor woman is perfect or complete without the other. Thus, no marriage or family, no ward or stake is likely to reach its full potential until husbands and wives, mothers and fathers, men and women work together in unity of purpose, respecting and relying upon each other’s strengths.’ – Sheri L. Dew

‘As I got older, my pops tried to keep me involved with the culture by telling me the stories of the conflict between Ethiopia and Eritrea, how he came to America, and about our family back home, because all that side of my family – my aunties, grandparents – is in Africa.’ – Nipsey Hussle

‘I like the story about Henry David Thoreau, who, when he was on his death bed, his family sent for a minister. The minister said, ‘Henry, have you made your peace with God?’ Thoreau said, ‘I didn’t know we’d quarreled.” – Stewart Udall

‘My dad was in radio; he was a broadcaster, and it was in the family. He hosted kind of a game show at one point on TV; he was the original host of ‘Good Day New York,’ and he hosted the Jerry Lewis telethon for 15 years.’ – Greg Fitzsimmons

‘When I hosted the dinner I served fast food hamburgers. It had nothing to do with black, white, purple, yellow, green race. it had nothing to do with Tiger or his family or his golf game.’ – Fuzzy Zoeller

‘I know certainly that my parents sacrificed a lot to come to America, and to… start a new life for their family and their future families. At least with first-generation Asian-American immigrants, parents put so much risk in work and to provide the best for their children.’ – Jonny Kim

‘The CIA is made up of boys whose families sent them to Princeton but wouldn’t let them into the family brokerage business.’ – Lyndon B. Johnson

‘I’m not a practice religion freak. I didn’t grow up in a religious family, but I have a faith.’ – Robin Wright

‘You are a person of the greatest importance when you are a mother of a family. Just do your job right and your kids will love you.’ – Ethel Waters

‘Your ability to communicate is an important tool in your pursuit of your goals, whether it is with your family, your co-workers or your clients and customers.’ – Les Brown

‘My dad and one brother are working the farm. They laughed when I said I wanted to act. We work very hard, but for my family, it’s just another experience in life, y’know?’ – Travis Fimmel

‘Only the family of God can solve the problems of our time.’ – James Meredith

‘You go through life wondering what is it all about but at the end of the day it’s all about family.’ – Rod Stewart

‘On the second half of ‘Under Pressure,’ I talk about my family, and there are voicemails on my phone from when I was on the road that actually make up the second half of the nine-minute song. I transcribe them and rap them as if I were my sister, my brother, or my father.’ – Logic

‘As a child, William Beebe was my hero, and I used to read about him going down in the bathysphere, and I wanted to do that too. And I told my family, I said, ‘I’d like to go down and be like William Beebe,’ and they said, ‘Well, maybe you can take up typing and get to be the secretary of William Beebe or somebody like him.” – Eugenie Clark

‘All my life I thank God. My family was very religious.’ – Pele

‘What’s really cool about our family is that we don’t hold grudges, and I think that is what’s been the key to the success. We get into our little disagreements, and whether we’re right or wrong, we’ll go and apologize. That’s just the way we are.’ – Selena

‘I am just a normal person, and it is normal to have quality time with my family.’ – Carlos Tevez

‘When my cousin sister got married to a Muslim boy, my family was baffled. All the brothers had abandoned her. But I said there is nothing wrong in it. We have not lost our sister. In fact, we got another family member in the form of that boy.’ – Nana Patekar

‘I am a nice human, but I’ve also got Italian in my family. My mom’s side is Italian and my mom is a very scary human being. I get a lot of that intensity and snap straight into it from her. She’s legit terrifying. Lovely girl. Lovely mother but when she gets angry, she’s absolutely terrifying. She’s a damn monster.’ – Rhea Ripley

‘I grew up middle class – my dad was a high school teacher; there were five kids in our family. We all shared a nine-hundred-square-foot home with one bathroom. That was exciting. And my wife is Irish Catholic and also very, very barely middle class.’ – Dana Carvey

‘It’s my job. It’s not a hobby, it’s how I put food on the table for my family. I have to be on a bike.’ – Mark Cavendish

‘Nothing else matters so much as long as you can come home and be with your family.’ – Patrick Dempsey

‘The truth is that those who join gangs – more often than not they are young men in their later teens – often do come from the most difficult family backgrounds, from an environment where they feel neglected and unwanted. Gang membership can bring a perverse sense of belonging which they may not have ever got at home.’ – Chris Grayling

‘A family with the wrong members in control; that, perhaps, is as near as one can come to describing England in a phrase.’ – George Orwell

‘In family relationships, ‘love’ is really spelled ‘t-i-m-e,’ time. Taking time for each other is the key for harmony at home.’ – Dieter F. Uchtdorf

‘My kids are my No. 1 priority. They’re the light in my everyday life. The sunshine. The miracle. Those eyes. Those smiles. At the same time, I have an extended, amazing family that is my audience. All these people have been with me for such a long time. I have these two responsibilities.’ – Thalia

‘I can’t have my family in my life because they are abusive, and I don’t have control over that. There is an abusive culture in my family, and I have to turn away from it.’ – Tara Westover

‘The average family spends 30 hours in front of a television, and they say they don’t have the time to have a balanced, integrated life.’ – Stephen Covey

‘I’ve a great family, two children to take care of. Then, of course, I do commentary for TV. I do speak about various women’s issues around the world – like LGBT, motivational speeches. I have a lot on my plate right now. But eventually, yes, I would like to pass on the knowledge and something that I would like to do.’ – Martina Navratilova

‘Every child should have a caring adult in their lives. And that’s not always a biological parent or family member. It may be a friend or neighbor. Often times it is a teacher.’ – Joe Manchin

‘My family is everything. I am what I am thanks to my mother, my father, my brother, my sister… because they have given me everything. The education I have is thanks to them.’ – Ronaldinho

‘My twin sister, my cousin, and I used to write and perform plays for my family. We raided the closets for costumes and fought over parts. I’m sure I was the bossiest one.’ – Connie Britton

‘Although I am not Jewish, I have been to many Friday night Shabbats at my friends houses, and I absolutely love it. It’s a great and inspiring tradition to keep the family close.’ – Yolanda Hadid

‘We don’t have the luxury of time. We spend more because of how we live, but it’s important to be with our family and friends.’ – Sara Blakely

‘Far from being the basis of the good society, the family, with its narrow privacy and tawdry secrets, is the source of all our discontents.’ – Edmund Leach

‘I enjoy nothing more than spending time with my loved ones, young and old, and at least once a year we get together for a formal family photograph.’ – Elliott Erwitt

‘We have a president who stole the presidency through family ties, arrogance and intimidation, employing Republican operatives to exercise the tactics of voter fraud by disenfranchising thousands of blacks, elderly Jews and other minorities.’ – Barbra Streisand

‘I believe in blood, soil, and honour; family, homeland, and hamingja; strength, traditions, and courage.’ – Varg Vikernes

‘My favorite room in the house is my kitchen. It’s definitely the heart and soul of our home. It’s where we gather in the morning as a family to start the day, and it’s where we wind down at night over supper.’ – Kimberly Schlapman

‘I have been a foreigner all my life, first as a daughter of diplomats, then as a political refugee and now as an immigrant in the U.S. I have had to leave everything behind and start anew several times, and I have lost most of my extended family.’ – Isabel Allende

‘My first son Tony was born when I was only eighteen. I was a still a kid; I wasn’t ready to be a dad, so he was put up for adoption and went off to live with a family that could care for him.’ – Kevin Frazier

‘Family always gonna be there. The material things, they come and go.’ – Romeo Miller

‘When I know the data that’s being shared and I’m asked explicitly for my consent, I want some sites to understand my habits. It helps them suggest books for me to read or movies for my family to watch or friends for us to connect with.’ – Gary Kovacs

‘It’s not easy to leave your hometown and your family and your support system and come out to Los Angeles to – to pursue a dream where the odds are not in your favor.’ – Ryan Gosling

‘That is the thankless position of the father in the family – the provider for all, and the enemy of all.’ – August Strindberg

‘I’m a strange mixture of my mother’s curiosity; my father, who grew up the son of the manse in a Presbyterian family, who had a tremendous sense of duty and responsibility; and my mother’s father, who was always in trouble with gambling debts.’ – Rupert Murdoch

‘When someone has cancer, the whole family and everyone who loves them does, too.’ – Terri Clark

‘I’m committed to my family.’ – YoungBoy Never Broke Again

‘I’m lucky to have been blessed with a great family and a wonderful Christian wife.’ – Vance McAllister

‘I overloaded myself with work. I give myself work to do so I don’t give myself time to chill and have free time to chill with the family as much.’ – A Boogie wit da Hoodie

‘Without the name, any flower is still more or less a stranger to you. The name betrays its family, its relationship to other flowers, and gives the mind something tangible to grasp. It is very difficult for persons who have had no special training to learn the names of the flowers from the botany.’ – John Burroughs

‘There is nothing in this world that I love more than my family. To be able to share the joy of running with them at the Runner’s World Half Marathon and Running Festival where we can all participate together is as close as you can get to a perfect weekend.’ – Summer Sanders

‘I’ve been screaming at the top of my lungs at my family, ‘Work out! Work out! Old age is coming!” – Cher

‘That’s the beauty of education, kids taking lessons out of the classroom and back into their own world where they can positively affect their family, their friends, and their greater community.’ – Erin Gruwell

‘I wouldn’t trade anything for family time. To me, it is more important than everything else, and I have a very deep-rooted belief in it, which is influenced by my Jewish faith. That’s a very great source of who I am and what I believe in.’ – Felicity Kendal

‘I spend a lot of my spare time with my family. My sisters, parents, and in-laws all live nearby.’ – Anne Wojcicki

‘I don’t think quantity time is as special as quality time with your family.’ – Reba McEntire

‘I definitely have a strong sense of my Jewish and Israeli identity. I did my two-year military service; I was brought up in a very Jewish, Israeli family environment, so of course my heritage is very important to me.’ – Gal Gadot

‘Going home and spending time with your family and your real friends keeps you grounded.’ – Jennifer Ellison

‘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

‘Well may the boldest fear and the wisest tremble when incurring responsibilities on which may depend our country’s peace and prosperity, and in some degree the hopes and happiness of the whole human family.’ – James K. Polk

‘Family first, always, no matter what the situation.’ – Baker Mayfield

‘Impact has always been a great place for camaraderie and feeling like a family.’ – Gail Kim

‘For the first time ever I was taking the family on the road. We stayed with my in-laws, which on life’s list of experiences ranks right below sitting in a tub full of scissors.’ – Jeff Foxworthy

‘As an immigrant from South Korea with family members who fled North Korea, supporting the North Korean people is personal to me.’ – Young Kim

‘I don’t want to just love my family; I want to love all of humanity.’ – Alejandro Jodorowsky

‘My greatest pleasure is spending time with my family: my husband and daughter, but also my mother, my three sisters, and their families.’ – Siri Hustvedt

‘Neighbors broke the news that my parents had been taken away by immigration officers, and just like that, my stable family life was over.’ – Diane Guerrero

‘When I’m writing, I separate from everyone. Even my band. I push myself, and I’m alone with my thoughts. Separating from friends and comforts and family lets you think a lot deeper about subject matter. Working alone drives me a little crazy, but it makes the writing as honest as possible.’ – Vic Fuentes

‘I’m a happy guy. I like to joke around. I’m irreverent. I love my family; I love my son. I was very happy with and proud of the birth of my son. I grew up a lot after he was born. I’m just an easy and happy guy.’ – Neymar

‘Forgiveness is important in families, especially when there are so many secrets that need to be healed – for the most part, every family’s got them.’ – Tyler Perry

‘Working 24 hours a day isn’t enough anymore. You have to be willing to sacrifice everything to be successful, including your personal life, your family life, maybe more. If people think it’s any less, they’re wrong, and they will fail.’ – Kevin O’Leary

‘Equal pay isn’t just a women’s issue; when women get equal pay, their family incomes rise and the whole family benefits.’ – Mike Honda

‘My family comes from New Zealand, but I’m a London girl. I was born and raised in London, but I’ve got the blood of a New Zealander, so I always kind of felt like I didn’t belong – in a good way.’ – Natasha Bedingfield

‘I missed my dad a lot growing up, even though we were together as a family. My dad was really a workaholic. And he was always working.’ – Steven Spielberg

‘There are mothers who sacrifice their dreams for family and feel terrible about it. There are mothers who are career women as well, without being apologetic about it.’ – Neena Gupta

‘I may be what my enemies desire me to be, yet never an accusation are they able to hurl against me which makes me blush or lower my forehead; and I hope that God will be merciful enough with me, to prevent me from committing one of those faults which would involve my family.’ – Jose Rizal

‘It’s just the risk that I take and the sacrifice that I make: Putting myself, my career, my family’s peace of mind on the line just to do right by my fans. It ain’t no gray area: You’re either with that and willing to go out of your way to make people who contribute to your dreams coming true happy or you aren’t.’ – DaBaby

‘If I were in a situation where I had to meet a pack of wolves and my family is with me, I’m going to be scared, but I’m not going to hide behind my son to protect me. They’re going to hide behind me.’ – Jon Seda

‘I really savor the times of me and all my best friends and family members getting together.’ – Rick Ross

‘When you get together in a group, it becomes like a family, with the different personalities and the politics that comes with being in a band. It’s different than bringing something in by yourself.’ – Albert Hammond, Jr.

‘I am confident that nobody… will accuse me of selfishness if I ask to spend time, while I am still in good health, with my family, my friends and also with myself.’ – Nelson Mandela

‘I just want to be successful. I’m not going to sit here and be like, ‘I want to win a Grammy’ or whatever; if that comes, that’s awesome. But I just want to be successful and provide for my whole family and get my family out the hood.’ – Lil Uzi Vert

‘Marriage and family are ordained of God. The family is the most important social unit in time and in eternity. Under God’s great plan of happiness, families can be sealed in temples and be prepared to return to dwell in His holy presence forever. That is eternal life!’ – Russell M. Nelson

‘The hardest part is to travel, and to be away from your family.’ – Glenn Tipton

‘My father was a politician. My grandfather was a politician too, maybe it’s an innate idea of representing people that we have in our family. I won’t go into politics. I think I can provide the voice for the voiceless through law.’ – Eniola Aluko

‘Nature is a machine. The family is a machine. The life cycle is like a machine.’ – Ray Dalio

‘I live in Puerto Rico, my family lives in Puerto Rico, my friends. What happens in Puerto Rico matters to me.’ – Bad Bunny

‘The Chinese people have only family and clan groups; there is no national spirit. Consequently, in spite of four hundred million people gathered together in one China, we are, in fact, but a sheet of loose sand.’ – Sun Yat-sen

‘I eat a little bit of everything and not a lot of anything. Everything in moderation. I know that’s really hard for people to understand, but I grew up in an Italian family where we didn’t overdo anything. We ate pasta, yes, but not a lot of it.’ – Giada De Laurentiis

‘My problem was my inability to spend much time at home. I thought my family was secure, so I went running around everyplace else. I guess I had more of an effect on other people’s kids than I did my own.’ – Jackie Robinson

‘When my mom passed, it hit us hard. She was the glue that held our family together.’ – Tyler Posey

‘Cancer has affected my family; my mother and father have battled cancer. I know how tough it is.’ – Stone Cold Steve Austin

‘I believe that communication is the key to a happy and successful family in our society.’ – Shweta Menon

‘I’m a girl from a good family who was very well brought up. One day I turned my back on it all and became a bohemian.’ – Brigitte Bardot

‘Once you agree upon the price you and your family must pay for success, it enables you to ignore the minor hurts, the opponent’s pressure, and the temporary failures.’ – Vince Lombardi

‘Family and moral values are so central to everything that I am.’ – Marian Wright Edelman

‘In every age there has been a stream of popular opinion that has carried all before it, and given a family character, as it were, to the century.’ – Mary Wollstonecraft

‘The patriarchy is alive and well in Egypt and the wider Arab world. Just because we got rid of the father of the nation in Egypt or Tunisia, Mubarak or Ben Ali, and in a number of other countries, does not mean that the father of the family does not still hold sway.’ – Shereen El Feki

‘Having to go through an intervention and family counseling is a wonderful experience. I would almost recommend it to anybody. It opens a lot of communication, and it opens old sores, but once it is opened and hashed out, the rewards are far greater.’ – Susan Ford

‘Find something bigger than yourself and pour every ounce of who you are into it. If that’s your family, be the best father on Earth. If you are a cop, firefighter, or a trash man, be the best.’ – Tim Kennedy

‘Never write an advertisement which you wouldn’t want your family to read. You wouldn’t tell lies to your own wife. Don’t tell them to mine.’ – David Ogilvy

‘I come from a middle-class family, but we are open-minded people.’ – Kriti Sanon

‘Diwali means family, so either I go down to Bangalore, or my family comes to Mumbai. I always ensure I take a few days off.’ – Deepika Padukone

‘I’m enjoying my years, I’m enjoying my life, I’m enjoying my family. I’m just happy – a happy person.’ – Sharon Stone

‘We cannot watch another family lose everything – risking their lives and the lives of the first responders sent to rescue them – because the flood insurance program’s seal of government approval fooled them into thinking they were safe. That’s more than wrong: it’s immoral.’ – Jeb Hensarling

‘As you age naturally, your family shows more and more on your face. If you deny that, you deny your heritage.’ – Frances Conroy

‘I was raised by a single mother who made a way for me. She used to scrub floors as a domestic worker, put a cleaning rag in her pocketbook and ride the subways in Brooklyn so I would have food on the table. But she taught me as I walked her to the subway that life is about not where you start, but where you’re going. That’s family values.’ – Al Sharpton

‘My parents separated before I was born, but they remained friends, so I was close to both sides of my family, with siblings and cousins and godparents. I’ve had the same best friend since grade six.’ – Winnie Harlow

‘One’s own self-worth is tied to the worth of the community to which one belongs, which is intimately connected to humanity in general. What happens in Darfur becomes an assault on my own community, and on me as an individual. That’s what the human family is all about.’ – Wole Soyinka

‘I do not see my family life in any way, shape, or form as an opportunity for a photo.’ – Shania Twain

‘A family’s photograph album is generally about the extended family and, often, is all that remains of it.’ – Susan Sontag

‘A good job is more than just a paycheck. A good job fosters independence and discipline, and contributes to the health of the community. A good job is a means to provide for the health and welfare of your family, to own a home, and save for retirement.’ – James H. Douglas, Jr.

‘My dad’s a photographer, and my sister is a writer and a poet. My little brother is a mandolin player – he’s a bluegrass musician. It’s always been a part of the family.’ – Timothy Simons

‘We are a religious family. My mum still goes to church every Sunday. There was a time when I was younger when I started getting games on a Sunday, so it came down to a choice between going to church and playing football. I think my mum knew what I really loved, and she did not stop me from going to football.’ – Danny Welbeck

‘Through devotion, your family cares become more peaceful, mutual love between husband and wife becomes more sincere, the service we owe to the prince more faithful, and our work, no matter what it is, becomes more pleasant and agreeable.’ – Saint Francis de Sales

‘The family that I live for only breathes the air that smells of combat.’ – The Ultimate Warrior

‘The saga of a nation is the saga of its families written large. And whoever owns the family owns the future.’ – Tony Evans

‘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

‘Buying a house in Mumbai is a big deal. Even after a decade of being in Mumbai, there was a time when we didn’t have a house, suddenly the whole family was homeless.’ – Pratik Gandhi

‘It’s important for us as a family to go and sit in the woods sometimes.’ – Stella McCartney

‘Isaac Cline was a creature of his times. He embodied the hubris of his times and, in many ways, was a victim of the storm, not just in material ways – loss of a family member and damage to the town – but also in metaphoric terms.’ – Erik Larson

‘When I’m, like, 30, I want to go off the map, have a family and live in Malibu with a farm, and just raise my own chickens.’ – Kylie Jenner

‘The seven deadly sins: Want of money, bad health, bad temper, chastity, family ties, knowing that you know things, and believing in the Christian religion.’ – Samuel Butler

‘It’s about enjoying your life. If you have no family, no friends to enjoy it with, it don’t matter how much you have, how much success you have, how much fame you have, how much money you have, it doesn’t matter.’ – Vanilla Ice

‘However, when my parents married in 1945, China was in turmoil and the possibility of returning grew increasingly remote, and they decided to begin their family in the United States.’ – Steven Chu

‘Everything I’ve been through, everything I’m about to go through in my career and my life, if my family wasn’t with me and didn’t support me, it would be really tough.’ – Karl Malone

‘My happiest moments are when I’m with my family and when I go to the park at school with my friends.’ – Jacob Tremblay

‘Real family values have gone down the drain in modern families.’ – Wes Borland

‘The revolution is carried out by means of one’s thought, not through one’s family background.’ – Kim Jong Il

‘Coming to Australia, it was just really magical for me. It just had the wow factor of a different sort of place and, more so, just being with a family that wanted to love me and to have me, because I knew back then, before coming to Australia, there was no way of getting back home or finding my real family.’ – Saroo Brierley

‘A man without a family has nothing from life. I need my family in order to enjoy life when things are going well. And when things are not going well, they give me support.’ – Rivaldo

‘Love is the driver for all great stories: not just romantic love, but the love of parent for child, for family, for country.’ – Jojo Moyes

‘The people of the Balkans are like a dysfunctional family. We may fight and argue, but in the end we are family.’ – Vlade Divac

‘I need to make money for my family and my future family. I’m not a YOLO person.’ – Cardi B

‘I was born in Iran, my parents are Armenian. We fled from Iran to the Netherlands when I was eight years old. We had a lot of family and friends in Iran, so it was hard to leave, especially for my parents. But we managed to settle well in the Netherlands, after a year in refugee camps. But I understood it was a process.’ – Gegard Mousasi

‘I am a family man, and my most important role is a father to my son.’ – Ed Skrein

‘Everything I do I do it for my family.’ – Anuel AA

‘The baby boomers are getting older, and will stay older for longer. And they will run right into the dementia firing range. How will a society cope? Especially a society that can’t so readily rely on those stable family relationships that traditionally provided the backbone of care?’ – Terry Pratchett

‘Homo sapiens is a social being, and our well-being depends to a large extent on the quality and depth of our social and family relations – and in the last 200 years, they have been disintegrating.’ – Yuval Noah Harari

‘I think the main thing, you only get one career and you need to make the most money that you can, and any player will tell you that, you need to take care of yourself and look after yourself and your family and those around you.’ – Connor McDavid

‘I think the thing I miss most in our age is our manners. It sounds so old-fashioned in a way. But even bad people had good manners in the old days, and manners hold a community together, and manners hold a family together; in a way, they hold the world together.’ – Nancy Friday

‘My family is my little village. I really do feel like my fairy tale came true.’ – Molly Sims

‘When I was a kid, nobody in my family had a car. And I didn’t have many toys. The only toys I had were the ones I would steal.’ – DMX

‘Friendships are the family we make – not the one we inherit. I’ve always been someone to whom friendship, elective affinities, is as important as family.’ – Salman Rushdie

‘My father wasn’t perfect. He had a temper. I took some of that. He would snap, but the older he got, he started calming down. He learned about life, but the thing that he taught my whole family was that family was the most important thing and, no matter what, if a family member needs you, you go and help them out; you get there.’ – Adam Sandler

‘I love spending time with my friends and family. The simplest things in life give me the most pleasure: cooking a good meal, enjoying my friends.’ – Cindy Morgan

‘I’m very lucky to have such a beautiful family.’ – Bindi Irwin

‘I had a long time admiration for the Jewish people. Especially with their long time of courage, taking so much abuse for so long. I was only seven years old, but I could easily see the ungodly treatment that the white folks were handing the poor Jewish family whom I worked for.’ – Louis Armstrong

‘Traditions are our roots and a profile of who we are as individuals and who we are as a family. They are our roots, which give us stability and a sense of belonging – they ground us.’ – Lidia Bastianich

‘The functions of the family in a highly differentiated society are not to be interpreted as functions directly on behalf of the society, but on behalf of personality.’ – Talcott Parsons

‘I always wanted a family.’ – Kevin Gates

‘No amount of law enforcement can solve a problem that goes back to the family.’ – J. Edgar Hoover

‘Your employer is the last person you should want to provide for your healthcare, from a privacy, financial, and value standpoint. Employees with families should get the family, meaning spouses and children, off the company plan. In most cases, that will save them money.’ – Paul Zane Pilzer

‘I’m a pretty uncomplicated person. I live a very simple life with my family and I enjoy very ordinary things.’ – Khaled Hosseini

‘If we are peaceful, if we are happy, we can smile, and everyone in our family, our entire society, will benefit from our peace.’ – Thich Nhat Hanh

‘It is time to return to core values, time to get back to basics, to self-discipline and respect for the law, to consideration for the others, to accepting responsibility for yourself and your family – and not shuffling it off on other people and the state.’ – John Major

‘I moved to Humble under really unfortunate circumstances obviously, Hurricane Katrina, so our family was displaced here for four months. Humble was a home for us.’ – Tyrann Mathieu

‘I’ve played a couple of gay characters onstage, and it’s always been something I’m comfortable with. I grew up in a family and a culture that doesn’t have stigmas about sexuality.’ – Seth Numrich

‘My mom has made it possible for me to be who I am. Our family is everything. Her greatest skill was encouraging me to find my own person and own independence.’ – Charlize Theron

‘God’s dream is that you and I and all of us will realize that we are family, that we are made for togetherness, for goodness, and for compassion.’ – Desmond Tutu

‘The standard of ‘affordable’ housing is that which costs roughly 30 percent or less of a family’s income. Because of rising housing costs and stagnant wages, slightly more than half of all poor renting families in the country spend more than 50 percent of their income on housing costs, and at least one in four spends more than 70 percent.’ – Matthew Desmond

‘Sometimes you struggle so hard to feed your family one way, you forget to feed them the other way, with spiritual nourishment. Everybody needs that.’ – James Brown

‘I am proud to be the son of YSR, who had left me a very big family.’ – Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy

‘Migrants all over the world are pushed and pulled across borders by hunger, terror and climate change. It happened to my own family.’ – Juan Felipe Herrera

‘I’ve always been a Democrat; it runs in my family.’ – Sarah Vaughan

‘As the eldest son of an Alabama sharecropper family, I was constantly troubled by a collage of North American southern behaviors and notions in reference to the inhumanity of people. There were questions that I did not know how to ask but could, in my young, unsophisticated way, articulate a series of answers.’ – John Henrik Clarke

‘My whole family is lactose intolerant and when we take pictures we can’t say cheese.’ – Jay London

‘I’m actually the son of Mary Guibert. My mother was born in the Panama Canal zone and came to America when she was five with my grandmother and grandfather, and that was the family I knew. Everybody sang; everybody had songs all the time, and they loved music.’ – Jeff Buckley

‘My father was a great example of a strong and good man and Christian man, and my mother taught all my six sisters how to be young ladies and mothers and how to take care of your family. And so I think they were – they still are – great examples for all of us to their kids and to the world, too.’ – Magic Johnson

‘My family is the engine of everything, and on a personal level, I feel peace, stability, and they give me force, which is reflected on my work, my recordings, and every time that I go out on tour. They are my base, my everything.’ – Luis Fonsi

‘I love hanging out with my family in the warm sunshine more than anything.’ – Teresa Giudice

‘I’m happiest with my family around me.’ – Amy Winehouse

‘It’s true, Christmas can feel like a lot of work, particularly for mothers. But when you look back on all the Christmases in your life, you’ll find you’ve created family traditions and lasting memories. Those memories, good and bad, are really what help to keep a family together over the long haul.’ – Caroline Kennedy

‘They say Yogi Berra is funny. Well, he has a lovely wife and family, a beautiful home, money in the bank, and he plays golf with millionaires. What’s funny about that? – Casey Stengel’ – Casey Stengel

‘Your family are people you lean on and learn from. When I told my family I wanted to do music, they were really supportive.’ – Chris Young

‘I have parents and family who will never allow me not to be grounded. If I thought for a second that I could possibly lift off the ground, I have a thousand people who will grab my ankles.’ – Zendaya

‘I have learned so many things from my mother about the right upbringing, the right values, value for money, value for elders, for family members. I think these things only a parent can teach you.’ – Karisma Kapoor

‘The life of a model isn’t easy. But I try to keep a good head on my shoulders by staying close to my family and old friends. They’re my support system.’ – Constance Jablonski

‘It’s my privilege and honor to cook three meals a day for my family, and it’s a luxury on a level that I didn’t even realize, because it can be relentless for me on some days. You have pride in how you take care of your family.’ – Julia Roberts

‘I wasn’t born to a wealthy or powerful family – mother from Puerto Rico, dad from the South Bronx.’ – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

‘The paradigm of the ‘Aquarian Conspiracy’ sees humankind embedded in nature. It promotes the autonomous individual in a decentralized society… The new perspective respects the ecology of everything: birth, death, learning, health, family, work, science, spirituality, the arts, the community, relationships, politics.’ – Marilyn Ferguson

‘I like to read and listen to music and go for walks and travel and see art. I enjoy cooking and eating and spending time with my family. I don’t really find myself searching for things on the television very much.’ – James Spader

‘Freud was the son of a Jewish merchant who had to move his whole family to Vienna because he couldn’t get work. He, as a boy, had to watch his father be mocked and abused on the street for being Jewish… You develop a thick skin and you develop a certain kind of wit to defend yourself.’ – Viggo Mortensen

‘I never made a movie I would not take my family to see.’ – Walter Brennan

‘My family made it through Hurricane Sandy. We have water, power, and a roof, but the survivor’s guilt makes me want to hide. Sneak away from the brilliance of life. It shouts at me: ‘Don’t enjoy anything too much; people are suffering.’ I feel childlike somehow.’ – Alysia Reiner

‘I can’t say it’s not painful being estranged from most of my family. I wish it could be otherwise.’ – LaToya Jackson

‘I am a total loser, in every aspect of my life. I rarely go out. I have a great family and we spend all our time together. I work hard and play hard with them.’ – Sean Hannity

‘I want every Filipino woman empowered with information regarding all options available to her regarding family planning.’ – Lea Salonga

‘I have a lot of nieces and nephews. I was always around kids. I was like the family babysitter because I was the only one that wasn’t married.’ – Doreen Cronin

‘My wife and I both come from Irish families. There are two kinds of Irish families: the hitting kind and the kidding kind. If you’re fortunate – and both of us are – you come from the kidding kind of Irish family.’ – P. J. O’Rourke

‘The richest inheritance any child can have is a stable, loving, disciplined family life.’ – Daniel Patrick Moynihan

‘I believe God takes the things in our lives – family, background, education – and uses them as part of his calling. It might not be to become a pastor. But I don’t think God wastes anything.’ – Eugene H. Peterson

‘Having a writer in the family is a curse – for the family. I do feel more or less guilty when I’m writing.’ – Karl Ove Knausgard

‘Estate planning is an important and everlasting gift you can give your family. And setting up a smooth inheritance isn’t as hard as you might think.’ – Suze Orman

‘My mother was the most amazing person. She taught me to be kind to other women. She believed in family. She was with my father from the first day they met. All that I am, she taught me.’ – Sidney Poitier

‘Music was your real passion, this thing you held dear even above family. It was this relationship that never betrayed you. Once it became your job – this thing that was highly visible, this thing that became about commerce – that’s when you were holding onto music like it was a palm tree in a hurricane.’ – Eddie Vedder

‘Rather than pinpointing any particular part of the country as a place where the family lives, I would prefer to have readers think we live just down the street from their own home.’ – Bil Keane

‘My mother – who’s from Iowa – owns and runs her own day-care centre, while my father’s a developer. And my musical influences, I think, came from my father’s side of the family.’ – Keri Hilson

‘My ancestors are Rajputs from Jaipur, a lineage of the royal family.’ – Kangana Ranaut

‘Clearly older women and especially older women who have led an active life or elder women who successfully maneuver through their own family life have so much to teach us about sharing, patience, and wisdom.’ – Alice Walker

‘I got family members that’s police officers. I don’t got no problem if you a cop, as long as y’all doing y’all job, and y’all not harassing.’ – Juice Wrld

‘All happy families resemble one another, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.’ – Leo Tolstoy

‘What happens in the context of war is that, in order for you to make a child into a killer, you destroy everything that they know, which is what happened to me and my town. My family was killed, all of my family, so I had nothing.’ – Ishmael Beah

‘Almost any decent cook will make food by eye and taste. Virtually all of my family cooked that way.’ – Steve Albini

‘We call an obsession with having someone’s approval ‘co-dependency;’ the Bible’s word for it is idolatry. A country can be an idol. A family can be an idol.’ – John Ortberg

‘Our responsibility is to rally and lead the whole party and the Chinese people of all ethnic groups, take up this historic baton and continue working hard for the great renewal of the Chinese nation, so that we will stand rock firm in the family of nations and make fresh and greater contribution to mankind.’ – Xi Jinping

‘Cancer taught my family that my mom is much stronger than we ever thought. Faced with a devastating diagnosis, she just kept going and living – never complaining.’ – Richard Grenell

‘I am more forgiving because I realize that all of our family histories – definitely mine – its populated with thieves and liars and incompetent people who werent bad people and who Im not ashamed of, but who are my family.’ – Alex Wagner

‘I am a Protestant. I am a communicant at the Church of the Holy Family, an Episcopal church in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.’ – Stanley Hauerwas

”Africa shall be saved.’ I heard God’s message so clearly. In response, my family moved from Lesotho to South Africa in 1974.’ – Reinhard Bonnke

‘I grew up in a very Catholic family. Up until puberty, I would go to a Catholic church every week.’ – Park Chan-wook

‘I was the youngest child and the only son. I was expected to shine in academics. It seemed like too big a risk to take up cricket as a career. I thought I had to live up to my family’s expectations. So I chose to be an engineer.’ – Sushant Singh Rajput

‘I grew up in a family full of strong women. A great aunt on my mother’s side had been a matron on a hospital ship in World War II, and one on my father’s side had served in the Women’s Royal Naval Service.’ – Nick Earls

‘It’s always nice to be home and be able to see my family. It’s the best feeling.’ – Isabeli Fontana

‘Anthropomorphism is such an interesting concept. It means projecting human thoughts and emotions onto an animal. Which implies that thoughts and feelings belong to humans alone. Of course, if you believe in evolution, or if you believe in the Bible, that’s not so. Both evolution and the Bible tell us that we’re part of a family.’ – Sy Montgomery

‘My family – my mother and father had gone through such a hard time that by the time I graduated from sixth grade, they were separated.’ – Ruby Bridges

‘My dementia hasn’t just affected me – it’s affected my friends and family, too.’ – Gerry Anderson

‘A man filled with the love of God is not content with blessing his family alone, but ranges through the whole world, anxious to bless the whole human race.’ – Joseph Smith, Jr.

‘The nuclear family doesn’t work. It’s very destructive; it grew out of selfishness.’ – Greg Wise

”Thirteen’ was really hard on my family. I wrote this movie about them and their flaws and imperfections and what it was like growing up. It was from one kid’s perspective and not a well rounded one. You get older, and it’s like, ‘How dare I portray my father as being a totally vacant, careless schmuck?” – Nikki Reed

‘My family has been through a lot – just a lot of trials, tribulations and failures – and we didn’t have a lot of anything besides love. So, when it came my time to do something, my family refused to let me fail. They didn’t want me to fall into the trail that they followed to stay in Alabama.’ – Ben Wallace

‘Among the other values children should be taught are respect for others, beginning with the child’s own parents and family; respect for the symbols of faith and the patriotic beliefs of others; respect for law and order; respect for the property of others; respect for authority.’ – James E. Faust

‘I’m lucky that I have my family, I’m lucky that my parents are still together. Those are the things that I cherish.’ – Hailey Baldwin

‘I am surrounded by my family, my beloved grandchildren, and my pack of dogs.’ – Christine Feehan

‘The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found.’ – Calvin Trillin

‘My father, he left the family when I was 13, so mum looked after us.’ – Anh Do

‘My grandfather renounced his Italian citizenship to come to this country and many members of my family were in the military. I will honor the flag and show solidarity with the flag. What can we stand for if we are not proud of this country?’ – Emily Compagno

‘Standing beside each one of our brave soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines is a loving, supportive, and dedicated family whose sacrifice is a true service to our great nation.’ – Elise Stefanik

‘I was in Vietnam, and I was exposed to Agent Orange. And there’s a high relationship between people that were exposed to Agent Orange and the kind of lymphoma that I had. The prostate cancer was genetic in my family. My father had prostate cancer, my – three of my four uncles had prostate cancer.’ – Hamilton Jordan

‘As a young child, my family holidays were always in Rock, Cornwall, with my parents, older brother Kim and sister Nicola.’ – Toyah Willcox

‘Everybody should spend some quality time with their family members and try to make the best out of bad situations.’ – Mahesh Manjrekar

‘We know that the way to decrease unplanned pregnancies and abortions is to make birth control and family planning services accessible and affordable, not micromanage the type of medical information and reproductive health counseling that women around the world receive.’ – Jeanne Shaheen

‘I love grocery shopping when I’m home. That’s what makes me feel totally normal. I love both the idea of home as in being with my family and friends, and also the idea of exploration. I think those two are probably my great interests.’ – Yo-Yo Ma

‘In the investigation of a neurotic style of life, we must always suspect an opponent, and note who suffers most because of the patient’s condition. Usually this is a member of the family.’ – Alfred Adler

‘I grew up with an incredibly loving and supportive family that gave me the impression there were a lot of options for me out there.’ – Esperanza Spalding

‘There’s nothing glorious about war. There’s nothing glorious about holding your friends in your arms and watching them die. There’s nothing glorious about having to leave your home for 6 to 8 months while your family’s back here and you’re away.’ – Marcus Luttrell

‘Now most people do not want an ordinary life in which they do a job well, earn the respect of their collaborators and competitors, bring up a family and have friends. That’s not enough any more, and I think that is absolutely tragic – and I’m not exaggerating – that people feel like a decent, ordinary, fun life is no longer enough.’ – John Cleese

‘I was raised in a Jewish family, but since I was adopted, my parents sent me to Hebrew school and Bible chapel, so I got the best of both worlds – singing in both a choir in Bible chapel and a chorus in Hebrew school. It shaped me and my voice.’ – Michelle Visage

‘My dad has sayings for days. ‘You bloom where you’re planted’ ties into farming, but it also sums up the ideals and morals that we have as a family by staying in Firebaugh.’ – Josh Allen

‘My father once said, ‘If you’re in the desert and you’re dying of thirst, are you going to drink a glass of blood or are you going to drink a glass of water?’ I think what he was trying to say, interesting coming from my blood father, is sometimes there are people in your family that can be toxic.’ – Nicolas Cage

‘Thank God for my family – I’m so lucky and I don’t know who I would be without them.’ – Stacey Solomon

‘I didn’t survive because I was stronger than others. I survived because my family and friends helped me to survive. They took my place. My job is to give them back their dignity, tell their story, and say their names.’ – Rithy Panh

‘Family farms and small businesses are the backbone of our communities.’ – Tom Allen

‘We humans need to reboot and learn to have gratitude for our doctors, police officers, or those providing essential services, otherwise they would feel that it’s a thankless job. They risk their lives for others and don’t even get time for their own family. We need to be more compassionate, caring towards them instead of misbehaving.’ – Jaideep Ahlawat

‘I came from a poor family, so working and going to school at the same time was natural. It taught me multi-tasking, although we didn’t call it that back then. I learned I could never be idle, I need to be doing many things at once.’ – Alan Dershowitz

‘Opponents of capital punishment argue that the state has no right to take a murderer’s life. Apparently, one fact that abolitionists forget or overlook is that the state is acting not only on behalf of society, but also on behalf of the murdered person and the murdered person’s family.’ – Dennis Prager

‘Since Charles Dolan founded Cablevision in 1973, the Dolan family has been honored to help shepherd our customers and employees through the most extraordinary communications revolution in modern history.’ – James L. Dolan

‘Sweden is a good country to raise a family in because there is an equality there I don’t feel in the States.’ – Alexander Skarsgard

‘So many of my favorite stories, in any medium, are about friendship. Those relationships are so often just as emotional and complex as any romantic or family dynamics, and yet there’s a dearth of resonant, grounded films about platonic bonds in American films.’ – Susanna Fogel

‘My family is from New Orleans. My grandma is French. Everybody else is from Mississippi – Creole people.’ – Michel’le

‘My greatest success story has been my family.’ – Alex Spanos

”WhatsApp’ began as a simple idea: ensuring that anyone could stay in touch with family and friends anywhere on the planet, without costs or gimmicks standing in the way.’ – Jan Koum

‘There can be hope only for a society which acts as one big family, not as many separate ones.’ – Anwar Sadat

‘I want to be remembered for doing something bigger than myself and making a positive impact on the world. I want to make my life worth something and to die a legend and to make my family proud.’ – Jessie Reyez

‘Ain’t nothing like family.’ – Young Dolph

‘My father’s Peruvian! I actually have a lot of family in Cuzco. I’m also Swiss, Alaskan, French, Spanish and Italian.’ – Q’orianka Kilcher

‘There are a lots of clowns in our family – our house is a fun house.’ – Sophie Ellis-Bextor

‘I think the older you get, the more you realize how important life is, the more you think about your family.’ – Wes Welker

‘I grew up in a very old-fashioned Roman Catholic, Italian-Irish family in Philly.’ – Bradley Cooper

‘All of my youth growing up in my Italian family was focused around the table. That’s where I learned about love.’ – Leo Buscaglia

‘The building block of every community is family.’ – Paul Singer

‘I hate the way they portray us in the media. If you see a black family it says they’re looting, if you see a white family it says they’re looking for food.’ – Kanye West

‘A large part of crime is economics – if people are working and and have a home and family to support, then I believe you can reduce the crime rate.’ – Vincent Frank

‘November 11, 1802, I arrived at Judge Patterson’s at Lisle. This respectable family treated me with every mark of distinction and friendship, and likewise all the people did the same. I really want for words to express my gratitude.’ – Deborah Sampson

‘Financial security is crucial for your family, and I have a large family. Money does matter when you don’t have it. When you need it, you realise the value of it. In that sense, money will always have value.’ – Katrina Kaif

‘I’m the youngest of four siblings and the baby of the family. My family just treated me like anyone else growing up. They taught me that everyone has a special and unique trait about them, and that mine is that I have a girl brain and a boy body.’ – Jazz Jennings

‘The more I am in a position to be tried in faith with reference to my body, my family, my service for the Lord, my business, etc., the more shall I have opportunity of seeing God’s help and deliverance; and every fresh instance, in which He helps and delivers me, will tend towards the increase of my faith.’ – George Muller

‘Many times, the decisions we make affect and hurt your closest friends and family the most. I have a lot of regrets in that regard. But God has forgiven me, which I am very thankful for. It has enabled me to forgive myself and move forward one day at a time.’ – Lex Luger

‘I try to keep in mind that it’s a long journey. It’s not a race. It’s about staying focused, continuing to do good work, make my family and community proud; that’s all I really want to do… and pay my bills.’ – Gina Rodriguez

‘I never think about gifts. It’s enough to have my family present.’ – Andrea Bocelli

‘In the case of ‘Everything I Never Told You,’ my goal was to make the experiences of a family that had always felt marginalised feel accessible and understandable even to people who’d never been in that situation.’ – Celeste Ng

‘The monarchy is foremost a business, and it’s important to them that the British public continue to finance the excessive luxurious lifestyles of the now quite enormous, wasteful and useless ‘royal’ family. I find it very sad.’ – Morrissey

‘I’m a dad, I’m a family man, I believe family is the most important unit on the face of the earth. If anything is going to get fixed, family will do it.’ – Bob Backlund

‘I grew up babysitting and always enjoyed it. I love family. A couple of my closest friends have kids, and I’m their godfather, and that’s one of my greatest pleasures in life, just picking them up from school and hanging out with them.’ – Matthew Perry

‘The principal contributor to loneliness in this country is television. What happens is that the family ‘gets together’ alone.’ – Ashley Montagu

‘My mum and dad ran a family cafe in Sligo for 35 years and worked long hours. We grew up in a very hard-working family and had a lovely atmosphere, as we lived above the restaurant. It definitely made me want to work hard, whatever I chose to do. As the baby of seven kids, I was definitely a bit spoilt.’ – Shane Filan

‘Social class has worked for years. Born into the right family, go to the right schools, even if you’re not super bright to start with, you’ll turn out bright. You go to the right university, you get the right job, you have the right connections, you’ll make it to the top. Job done, very efficient.’ – Katie Hopkins

‘I think that freedom means freedom for everyone. As many of you know, one of my daughters is gay, and it is something we have lived with for a long time in our family. I think people ought to be free to enter into any kind of union they wish. Any kind of arrangement they wish.’ – Dick Cheney

‘If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.’ – George Bernard Shaw

‘I’m the curvy one of the family.’ – Elizabeth Olsen

‘Blood relatives often have nothing to do with family, and similarly, family is about who you choose to make your life with.’ – Oliver Hudson

‘Since the day I was born, wrestling has sustained me and my family. It’s the way my father fed me; it’s the way I feed my kids. More importantly, wrestling is my greatest release. It’s been such a blessing for me. I can step into the ring and let it all go – all my anger, all my frustration, all my pain.’ – Eddie Guerrero

‘I’ve always got a home in England. My family and friends are there. It’s a place I hold very close to me.’ – Jason Statham

‘I love pop R&B. Thats my first love. Ive been singing since I was in diapers, and I used to host shows for my family and I would get on the coffee table and ask everybody to be quiet and I would sing.’ – Renee Rapp

‘He’s my father married to my sister. That makes me his son and his brother-in-law. That is such a moral transgression… I cannot see him. I cannot have a relationship with my father and be morally consistent. I lived with all these adopted children, so they are my family. To say Soon-Yi was not my sister is an insult to all adopted children.’ – Ronan Farrow

‘It is important for me to carve out time in my schedule to spend quality time with my family.’ – Belinda Johnson

‘I was born in a very humble family that taught me a lot of good stuff in my life.’ – Brandon Moreno

‘The role of Bulbul in ‘Kya Hua Tera Vaada’ is very interesting. Bulbul believes in family values and is independent like me. I relate with my character totally. Eighty percent of Bulbul is me only. The only difference is that unlike Bulbul I view relationships and love differently and I love my father whereas Bulbul hates her father.’ – Sargun Mehta

‘I’m about caring, I’m about people, and I’m about entertaining people. I’m a family man. A husband. A father. I’ve been a lot of other things over the years, which we don’t really want to talk about.’ – Ozzy Osbourne

‘If I keep God first in my life, if I keep my family and friends as second, and then I keep my occupation third, that’s when I’ve found success.’ – Joe Gibbs

‘Growing up in an Italian family, we used our body to convey a message.’ – Sebastian Maniscalco

‘I have inherited my father’s responsibilities, not privileges. One of the members of his family had to continue his legacy of social responsibility.’ – Naveen Patnaik

‘But then my mother, who’s a very selfless, stoic person from a family of Marines, would tell us that what was good for our father was good for us – he would make more money; therefore, we’d be able to get better educations.’ – Patricia Richardson

‘I’m a big family guy. I want to do more with them.’ – Rey Mysterio

‘Eccentricity has never been discouraged in our family.’ – Carlene Carter

‘My parents called me the WB frog. Because when I was onstage, I would do this whole song and dance, but if my parents had a family friend over, I would just go hide in the bedroom.’ – Brie Larson

‘Don’t focus on the negativity. Focus on the positivity and the people that want you to do well; then, do it for them and for yourself. Sometimes I do things for myself. Sometimes I do things for my family. Sometimes I do things for my friends.’ – Roman Reigns

‘Growing up, I was taught that a man has to defend his family. When the wolf is trying to get in, you gotta stand in the doorway.’ – B. B. King

‘A person needs at intervals to separate himself from family and companions and go to new places. He must go without his familiars in order to be open to influences, to change.’ – Katharine Butler Hathaway

‘My kitchen is where I take care of my family. I cook for them and the rest of the world. It’s place I go to help feed souls!’ – Tabitha Brown

‘We will fail God, we will fail our family, and our family might fail us at times, but God never fails us.’ – Nick Vujicic

‘The BBC is the greatest broadcaster in the world. It’s the standard that everyone measures themselves against. If we lose the BBC, it won’t be quite as bad as losing the royal family, but an integral part of this country will have gone. But then, I’m an old guy.’ – Terry Wogan

‘My family always believed in me, even when I didn’t. Having that love and support made me not afraid of failing. I knew my mom would be proud of me just for taking a chance and pursuing my dream.’ – Nico Santos

‘I am a family man at heart.’ – Jeffrey Dean Morgan

‘The fact that I’m on ‘Essex Anthems’ makes me happy, especially because half of my family’s from Essex.’ – Jess Glynne

‘My family is the most beautiful thing in my life beyond anything else, even music.’ – Scott Weiland

‘I’m happy being deaf. I’m happy with my life and my family.’ – Millicent Simmonds

‘Stop doing things that waste time. Don’t replace time with your family or things that you need to do. I needed to put together two fantasy teams this weekend because that’s something I enjoy, but I did stop playing Nintendo Wii for hours on end.’ – Gary Vaynerchuk

‘I’ve always regretted that I never was able to talk openly with my parents, especially with my father. I’ve heard and read so many things about my family that I can no longer believe anything; every relative I question has a completely different story from the last.’ – David Bowie

‘I won’t ever put myself in a bad position so that people can say bad things about me. I make smart decisions, and my friends and my family, they are all there for the right reason.’ – Derrick Rose

‘Being an only child, I didn’t have any other family but my mom and dad really, since the rest of my family lived quite far away from London.’ – Tom Hardy

‘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

‘I think the Democratic Party is about family, about unity, about bringing people together. We’re all in this together. We’re all trying to rebuild the economy together.’ – Bill Richardson

‘To maintain a joyful family requires much from both the parents and the children. Each member of the family has to become, in a special way, the servant of the others.’ – Pope John Paul II

‘One family, one nation, indivisible. That mentality is essential for our salvation.’ – Louis Gossett, Jr.

‘My entire family were Democrats all our lives. But because how furious I was about the previous administration, I turned in my card to become a Republican. I did not want to be known as a Democrat under that person’s regime.’ – Danny Aiello

‘We are very excited about welcoming a new member of the family, a daughter! – Michael Weatherly’ – Michael Weatherly

‘The U.K. is one of the places that has always been an advocate of my music and I spend a lot of time touring here. I’ve got family and friends over here, but more than that, there’s a large Jamaican community and the Jamaican culture is very widespread in the U.K. which I love.’ – Damian Marley

‘My family is Chilean, and I was born there. By the time I was four, we were living in San Antonio, Texas, and I just remember picking a blue bonnet and getting yelled at by some guy with a sheriff hat and a badge. I was traumatized. He told me it was the state flower, and I wasn’t supposed to be messin’ with it.’ – Pedro Pascal

‘Getting up quite late in the morning, going and trying to clean my bikes – I have quite a few of them in Ranchi – spending some time with my family, my parents and friends. Going out for rides with my friends and having lunch or dinner at a roadside hotel – that’s my favourite time-pass. These are the sort of things that really excite me.’ – MS Dhoni

‘A family shares hardships and a connected history.’ – Kamala Harris

‘My youngest uncle Randy and I were the first members of our entire family to ever go to college.’ – James Earl Jones

‘I’m the blackest member of my family. You know, these mixed families produce children of all colors, and in Jamaica, the question of exactly what shade you were, in colonial Jamaica, that was the most important question. Because you could read off class and education and status from that. I was aware and conscious of that from the very beginning.’ – Stuart Hall

‘Rather like Batman, I embody the themes of the movie which are the values of family, courage and compassion and a sense of right and wrong, good and bad and justice.’ – Gary Oldman

‘I had an amazing experience working with great people. I had a great family, a typical family with drama in certain areas, and that’s pretty much everywhere in everyone’s life.’ – Tina Yothers

‘My favorite room in the house is the living room. We have two big couches, six recliners and over 20 pillows. It’s a really comfortable place to hang out with my family.’ – Cody Linley

‘A fatherless boy raised in Jim Crow Texas, my dad was a tenacious autodidact, the first in his family to get a college degree.’ – Thomas Chatterton Williams

‘I just had a normal African childhood; we played football a lot, but it was always in the street and always without shoes. Boots were very expensive, and when there are seven in your family, and you say you want to buy a pair, your father wants to kill you.’ – Yaya Toure

‘I was always the black sheep of the family and always told that I was dumb, and I had a low IQ and did badly in school.’ – Francis Ford Coppola

‘I’m a family man. I really enjoy being with my family.’ – Randy Orton

‘In every family, people fight, don’t talk and then make amends.’ – Upasana Singh

‘I just wanted to be able to say that I raised my kids and my family around a better environment than I was brought up in.’ – Polo G

‘Baby eagles can never soar under their family’s wing.’ – Liu Yang

‘My father is Jaime Rodriguez from San Antonio, Texas, and I’ve got one whole half of my family that’s Mexican through and through.’ – James Roday

‘You take care of you and your family first. Then you go to your neighborhood, and then you spread it on out within the community.’ – Al Smith

‘We’re allowed to say wonderful things about the Royal Family in the House of Commons. What you’re not allowed to say is: anything that might be truthful, but that might upset them. So from time to time I’ve been pulled up because I’ve said things which I think are important.’ – Dennis Skinner

‘You grow up a certain way, and you make decisions within your family, but then you go to college, and the decisions become harder. You are away from home, from the influence of your parents, dealing with peer pressure. There’s a lot of stuff that goes on in college.’ – Benjamin Watson

‘Landmines distinguish themselves because once they have been sown, once the soldier walks away from the weapon, the landmine cannot tell the difference between a soldier or a civilian – a woman, a child, a grandmother going out to collect firewood to make the family meal.’ – Jody Williams

‘If I had my way, no one would ever be separated from his or her family over a personal choice that involved only his or her body.’ – Kat Timpf

‘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.’ – David Oyelowo

‘As a proud mom to two angels, few things mean more to me than quality time with my family.’ – Dorit Kemsley

‘In this room we’re all here together, but there’s probably a lot of different views, people sitting here thinking, I don’t own any slaves, all the slaves are dead. Why am I responsible? My family were immigrants, too.’ – Johnnie Cochran

‘My health and my family are the core of my being.’ – Jon Bon Jovi

‘My family come from Cyprus. Both my father and my grandfather worked on the British bases there, and as the British government granted independence to Cyprus, they granted British passports to those who worked with them.’ – Theo Paphitis

‘Probably because I’m from a middle class family, I have that nature in me that I don’t get too excited with big things.’ – Virat Kohli

‘If you dream of something worth doing and then simply go to work on it and don’t think anything of personalities, or emotional conflicts, or of money, or of family distractions; it is amazing how quickly you get through those 5,000 steps.’ – Edwin Land

‘We’ve had a humble upbringing. You know, my father came through as a political refugee; my mother comes from a hard-working-farmers family. We’ve had humble upbringing.’ – Vincent Kompany

‘I was raised Catholic in a very religious family.’ – Italia Ricci

‘Religion and gods and beliefs – for me, it all comes down to your brother. And your brother might be the brother in your family, or it might be the guy next to you in the foxhole – it’s about human connections.’ – Eric Kripke

‘I was very blessed to have family and friends, but particularly family, who told me I was not only all right, I was just right, so I believe that my brain is a good one, and it’s lasting me very well.’ – Maya Angelou

‘I don’t hope for anything. Not only in my professional life, but in my family life also. My total lifestyle is like that.’ – Mohanlal

‘I’m not a practicing Jew but my great-grandparents were. It’s part of our family history.’ – DeAndre Yedlin

‘The events of my life are too unimportant, and have too little interest for any person not of my immediate family, to render them worth communicating or preserving.’ – John Marshall

‘I want to apologize to all of the people I have let down because of my behavior which has reflected badly on my family, friends, co-workers, business associates and others.’ – Kate Moss

‘I just respect people and mind my business. I don’t got time to worry about what the next man’s pockets are looking like, I gotta worry about what mine are looking like and my family.’ – E-40

‘There are certain families who absolutely incorporate their nanny as part of the family, and there are other people, and there are codes for this, when they call in, they say, ‘I am really not looking for a friend.’ It is clear they will not be members of the family.’ – Robert Klein

‘The police cannot protect the citizen at this stage of our development, and they cannot even protect themselves in many cases. It is up to the private citizen to protect himself and his family, and this is not only acceptable, but mandatory.’ – Jeff Cooper

‘Percussion is the most adaptable family of instruments. The biggest challenge is to project percussion in a lyrical way.’ – Evelyn Glennie

‘You may go through a lot of good times, you may go through a lot of bad times, you just have to try to prepare yourself as best as you can, and for me, that’s just sticking with my family.’ – Zion Williamson

‘We’re all family at the end of the day – connected to other members of our family as adults or children.’ – Jo Frost

‘Family is more than DNA, more than who we used to be, more than we can imagine we will become.’ – Regina Brett

‘When fear rushed in, I learned how to hear my heart racing but refused to allow my feelings to sway me. That resilience came from my family. It flowed through our bloodline.’ – Coretta Scott King

‘We must search out totally new ways to anchor ourselves, for all the old roots religion, nation, community, family, or profession are now shaking under the hurricane impact of the accelerative thrust.’ – Alvin Toffler

‘Pay attention to your friends; pay attention to that cousin that jumps up on the picnic table at the family reunion and goes a little too ‘nutty,’ you know what I mean? Pay attention to that aunt that’s down in the basement that never comes upstairs. We have to pay attention to our friends, pay attention to your family, and offer a hand.’ – Jenifer Lewis

‘In modern life, we tend to forget family values because of the hectic schedule.’ – Mahesh Babu

‘You can love and hate your family with equal measure, but the power of the bond you have to have with them, you can’t really ever walk away.’ – Julie Plec

‘Intel has been my second family. It is an amazing company that has changed the way people live their lives, and I am proud to have contributed to that in a meaningful way.’ – Renee James

‘I do get kind of jealous when I see women with children but look at Angelina Jolie, she is like a super mama and proof that you can have a career and a family.’ – Victoria Silvstedt

‘You all know that I have been sustained throughout my life by three saving graces – my family, my friends, and a faith in the power of resilience and hope. These graces have carried me through difficult times and they have brought more joy to the good times than I ever could have imagined.’ – Elizabeth Edwards

‘I’m happy to be busy. I’m happy to have a wonderful family.’ – John Williams

‘My family comes from Panama, and I grew up in a single parent household with my mother, who barely spoke English. She couldn’t get a good job, yet there were four of us for her to raise.’ – Bobby Lashley

‘It says on the back of the Nyquil box, ‘May cause drowsiness.’ It should say, ‘Don’t make any plans, OK? Kiss your family and friends good-bye.” – Denis Leary

‘My father was ethnically Jewish, but his family converted to Catholicism.’ – Tom Hollander

‘The dark side is when you are with family and friends, and you have paparazzi screaming at you – that’s been hard to deal with.’ – Dev Patel

‘I was always the new kid in school, I’m the kid from a broken family, I’m the kid who had no dad showing up at the father-son stuff, I’m the kid that was using food stamps at the grocery store.’ – Dave Mustaine

‘I have very few friends. I have a handful of close friends, and I have my family, and I haven’t known life to be any happier.’ – Brad Pitt

‘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

‘My family is my sanctuary.’ – Pierce Brosnan

‘I absolutely love spending time with my family.’ – Kevin Alejandro

‘Sometimes I wonder if there is something about my family which invites violence. ‘Is it envy,’ you ask? I don’t know… I’ve had so much, a son as president, two as senators, a son-in-law who’s an ambassador… perhaps God doesn’t permit that much.’ – Rose Kennedy

‘I grew up hunting and fishing. I’ve always been into archery. I’ve always been into cars… In my family, that was just stuff we did. That’s just the way it was.’ – Paul Walker

‘I think there’s a lot of different kinds of love: not just between a boyfriend and girlfriend, but love with your family, love with the people around you. I think that’s really important and, I think, would really be a good thing for the world and make a better world for everybody.’ – Suga

‘Our family always had animals, but they became more important to me as the years passed because they helped me deal with the absence of love.’ – Marlon Brando

‘The only person who had any control was Jonathan Harris. His character was so flamboyant that he was able to make things happen. My character was fairly one-dimensional, so I had my relationship with Dr. Smith and with the family.’ – Mark Goddard

‘Just finding the right balance of career, family, personal goals, personal feelings. All of that is part of life and part of growing up.’ – Fabolous

‘The family is very important. They make me feel good always because if I won, when I started to be famous, the relationship never changed with my friends and family.’ – Rafael Nadal

‘Donald learned from a very young age that in order to survive in my family, he needed to be what my grandfather referred to as a killer, you know, somebody who had no weaknesses – in other words, kindness, generosity, sensitivity. So I think, over time, those qualities were systematically drilled out of Donald by his dad.’ – Mary L. Trump

‘My dad’s from Barbados, but I lived with my mum. She brought me up; my uncle took me to the football. I grew up in a white family, I’d say.’ – Ashley Cole

‘No matter where I go, I want to carry my family.’ – Auli’i Cravalho

‘I moved to Lucerne, where I have lived happily with my family ever since.’ – Carl Spitteler

‘The Universal Declaration of Human Rights describes the family as the natural and fundamental unit of society. It follows that any choice and decision with regard to the size of the family must irrevocably rest with the family itself, and cannot be made by anyone else.’ – Garrett Hardin

‘The last thing I want is to die and then be put into the Hall of Fame. It’s not because I won’t be there to enjoy it, exactly. It’s because I want to enjoy it with family and friends and fans. I want to see them enjoy it.’ – Ron Santo

‘The follow your dreams thing is really important because so many people are railroaded into taking other paths by their family, their friends, people who should be supportive going, ‘What are you talking about?’ Even just seemingly regular career paths, but if it’s not what people expect for you they kind of react funny.’ – Joan Jett

‘It’s kind of like I won a gold medal with my family.’ – Laurie Hernandez

‘Personal discipline, when it becomes a way of life in our personal, family, and career lives, will enable us to do some incredible things.’ – Zig Ziglar

‘At the end of the day, life is about being happy being who you are, and I feel like we are so blessed to have the support system and the best family to really just support each other no matter what we’re going through.’ – Kim Kardashian

‘I was a good soldier in the British Army. I was born in a very, very poor family. And I enlisted to escape hunger. But my officers were Scottish and they loved me. The Scots are good, you know.’ – Idi Amin

‘I think, because I started Virgin when I was a teenager, it has become a part of me, like my family, and I am motivated by ambition for it, almost as if it were a child.’ – Richard Branson

‘I come from a mixed family, where my mother is art house cinema and my father is B-movie genre cinema. They’re estranged, and I’ve been trying to bring them together for all of my career to one degree or another.’ – Quentin Tarantino

‘The family is a court of justice which never shuts down for night or day.’ – Malcolm de Chazal

‘Family life is too intimate to be preserved by the spirit of justice. It can be sustained by a spirit of love which goes beyond justice.’ – Reinhold Niebuhr

‘I’m a living testament to the value of immigration. I escaped a civil war, and I came to Canada as a refugee, and they gave my family protection. I did my best to pay that country back, and I think I did that.’ – Chamath Palihapitiya

‘I had a very, very interesting childhood, but, oh my, education was the primary focus in our family.’ – Katherine Johnson

‘I’ve been brought up with the Christian faith with my family.’ – Ioan Gruffudd

‘I started in movies in Mexico and started doing telenovelas in Mexico. ‘American Family’ was the first thing I did in English.’ – Kate del Castillo

‘I think the No. 1 thing that helps me get through every single day is the support of my friends and my family.’ – Kerri Walsh Jennings

‘I felt like I needed to come to terms with the decision I’d made to let go of my family. What do you do when you want to be loyal to your family but you feel that loyalty to them is in conflict somehow with loyalty to yourself?’ – Tara Westover

‘In Brazil, we don’t have Victoria’s Secret, and my family are all Victoria’s Secret fans, so I usually bring them back some lovely pieces.’ – Adriana Lima

‘I look at my gorgeous girl and boy, with their incredible zest for life, and I count my undoubted blessings. But there’s no question about it: I wish I’d started my family sooner. Much much sooner.’ – Kate Garraway

‘Weekends are sacred for me. They’re the perfect time to relax and spend time with family and friends.’ – Marcus Samuelsson

‘I watched my mom and dad build everything that matters – a family, a home and a good name.’ – Mike Pence

‘I don’t just empathise with the victims of Islamophobia; I worry about my own friends and family.’ – Sadiq Khan

‘We will invest in our people, quality education, job opportunity, family, neighborhood, and yes, a thing we call America.’ – Dan Quayle

‘If anything interferes with my inner peace, I will walk away. Arguments with family members. All that stuff. None of it matters.’ – Shirley MacLaine

‘The thing about aging is all your old lovers, pretty much if they were really friends, become your family. It’s great. You have those terrible feelings of possessiveness and uncertainty go out the window. You have what you shared. You know you would help each other in times of trouble no matter what.’ – Gloria Steinem

‘I make sure that I spend quality time with my family.’ – Suniel Shetty

‘Sometimes I live in Paris for a couple of months, then I have a job some place, and then I come back to New York. I guess my base is New York-ish, ’cause my family is here. But my husband’s family is all in Paris, so we try to spend a lot of time there, also. Especially now that we have Rose.’ – Scarlett Johansson

‘I come from an African-American family that is predominantly Muslim. I have had to covertly operate in parts of the Middle East and Africa. I’ve lived a Muslim life and prayed in Mosques, Husseiniyahs, and shrines where needed. One must respect Islam to understand Islam. I’ve read the Quran through and through a half dozen times.’ – Malcolm Nance

‘I’ve been a medical and public health professional as well as a mother. I became skilled at juggling a number of priorities and competing interests. Like many other female leaders, I’ve tried to serve as a role model for the young women at my organization who are trying to balance a high-level leadership position and a family.’ – Margaret Hamburg

‘Rajeev Gandhi was prime minister. We’ve had a long family relationship with them. He asked me to fight an election, and I went ahead and did it. But I was not qualified as a politician, and I am not going back there again.’ – Amitabh Bachchan

‘It’s the one with that panel of ultra-chichi folks. The one called ‘What’s My Line?’ It sends me straight up the wall. I call it ‘The Snob Family.” – Stan Laurel

‘We grew up in my family thinking that politics was a really fascinating way to spend one’s career and a way to be involved in the issues of the day. And certainly, my father and my relatives really loved all that.’ – John F. Kennedy Jr.

‘It wasn’t that the teachers were bad. From what I can remember, they were pretty good. It was about the selection of books. It was about not seeing my young life reflected back to me: my family dynamics, the noise and complexities of my neighborhood, the things I loved, like ice cream trucks and Kool-Aid.’ – Jason Reynolds

‘The important thing is to try to stay connected with friends and family.’ – Shannon Walker

‘Behind the scenes, I’m friends with everyone at work, but without a doubt, my best friend is Bray Wyatt. The man pretty much brought me into the industry when they tagged me up with The Wyatt Family; it was my seventh match I’d ever had. I didn’t know the difference between a headlock and a beetle throw.’ – Braun Strowman

‘When there is time to think about cricket, I think but when there is time to be with family, I try to do justice to that aspect of my life as well.’ – Sachin Tendulkar

‘My forebears were fantastically wealthy Armenians who came to England from India in the 19th century and did what foreign types do – they married into a penniless but well-bred local family.’ – Saul David

‘Lucky enough, through the public school system, I had been able to have some music education, and that gave me something to focus on, and discipline – like a family to feel part of. There was a healthy family.’ – Flea

‘My first priority is time with my family.’ – Tom Selleck

‘My family was pious and Presbyterian mainly because my grandfather was pious and Presbyterian, but that was more of an inherited intuition than an actual fact.’ – Marilynne Robinson

‘Barack Obama was elected during my second year of college, and save for his skin color, he had much in common with Bill Clinton: Despite an unstable life with a single mother, aided by two loving grandparents, he had made in his adulthood a family life that seemed to embody my sense of the American ideal.’ – J. D. Vance

‘What I love about ‘Modern Family’ is that it makes you laugh, and there’s hilarious physical gags that are outrageous, but there’s real heart to it, and you feel good after you watch it.’ – Jessica St. Clair

‘I like to stay home with my family.’ – Mads Mikkelsen

‘Like the Earth, the Web is a less appealing place than it used to be. If I want attitude and arguing and meanness and profanity and wrong information screamed at me as gospel, I’ll get in a time machine and spend Christmas with my family in 1977.’ – J. R. Moehringer

‘I’d like to get back to my family and friends – believe it or not, I do have some real friends.’ – O. J. Simpson

‘I’m gonna go hard no matter what because I gotta feed my family, and I gotta feed myself.’ – DJ Khaled

‘I grew up on a mountain in Tennessee, and my brothers and I love to go to The Mountain Opry when we are home. There is alway an abundance of laughter and joy, and anyone can get up on stage and dance and sing. My family also goes to a candlelight service at church on Christmas Eve. It’s such a wonderful way to spend the night before Christmas.’ – Rachel Boston

‘A betrayal in a family is much more devastating than a betrayal among friends, or even lovers.’ – Ari Aster

‘Stay strong. Stay true to yourself and to who you are because there is community out there. It may not be in your town or perhaps even in your family, but you are wanted and you are loved and there are places in the world where you will be safe and supported.’ – Emma Walton Hamilton

‘My pride at wearing the Irish shirt was always 100 per cent genuine. It was a great honour for myself and my family and something I will always cherish.’ – Declan Rice

‘Friendship is held to be the severest test of character. It is easy, we think, to be loyal to a family and clan, whose blood is in your own veins.’ – Charles Eastman

‘People think I have courage. The courage in my family are my wife Pam, my three daughters, here, Nicole, Jamie, LeeAnn, my mom, who’s right here too.’ – Jim Valvano

‘Let us remember we are all part of one American family. We are united in common values, and that includes belief in equality under the law, basic respect for public order, and the right of peaceful protest.’ – Barack Obama

‘I’m thankful for my family’s health, that everybody’s healthy. That’s something that can be taken for granted, so I’m grateful for that.’ – Ayesha Curry

‘I have a very, very good life. I’m grateful for all of my friends, my family and the life that I have, and the possibilities in my future.’ – Raquel Welch

‘When you’re in a big family you have to hustle all the time. But I think that’s a good quality to instill in your children, for whatever they have to get.’ – Eunice Kennedy Shriver

‘Whenever I have a little time off, I try to go back to my farm in South Africa. I’ll spend time with my family and hunt antelope, kudu and springbok. During a 2010 hunting trip, I tore some ligaments in my ankle when I stepped in a hole.’ – Louis Oosthuizen

‘If you allow fame to get the better of you, you become nuisance, a public nuisance, a nuisance as a friend, as a member of the family, a nuisance to yourself.’ – Dilip Kumar

‘My mom cleaned toilets for a long time, and she’d seen a lot of terrible things, but she was still the strength of our family. And there are women like that all across the country – all around the world – who show that type of fortitude.’ – Dwayne Johnson

‘I don’t know what story y’all trying to get out of me. I don’t know what image y’all trying to portray of me. But it don’t matter what y’all think, what y’all say about me because when I go home at night, the same people that I look in the face – my family that I love, that’s all that really matter to me.’ – Marshawn Lynch

‘I used to watch my father play the guitar and sing when I was a little boy. By the time I was 11, I knew what I wanted to do. My father really couldn’t afford to spend $12 for a guitar for me, but he did. It was like an ordinary family spending $500 for a kid’s gift.’ – Trini Lopez

‘When I was younger, my family suddenly and unexpectedly lost all of our life savings to a man we had trusted as a friend. The financial loss was difficult, especially because my sister and I were both in college. But the breach of trust was even more painful.’ – Vivek Murthy

‘I inherited depression from my mother’s side of the family.’ – Buzz Aldrin

‘Like all best families, we have our share of eccentricities, of impetuous and wayward youngsters and of family disagreements.’ – Queen Elizabeth II

‘I know what I have to do and I plan to do it. It’s a good time to get it done and get it behind me. It’s treatable, so why not treat it now? My family will give me comfort but I have to do this alone.’ – Don Baylor

‘You’re scrutinized all through your life – you’re scrutinized by your family, by yourself, by society, and your friends in a certain way, shape, or form.’ – Colin Farrell

‘It is heartrending to read the entries in many an old family Bible – the records of suffering, distress, and blasted hopes.’ – Alice Morse Earle

‘I come from a very middle-class family.’ – Sean Murray

‘I grew up in a big Italian family.’ – Jonathan Bailey

‘My mother is such an incredibly strong woman. She raised a family of five boys extremely well. She made us all strong, loving, caring people. We all support each other. I’m really thankful to her.’ – Henry Cavill

‘The more we can be in a relationship with those who might seem strange to us, the more we can feel like we’re neighbors and all members of the human family.’ – Fred Rogers

‘People ask why there are so few female artists who succeed. It’s because women are not ready to sacrifice as much as men. Women want a man, they want a family, they want to have children, they want to be loved, and to be an artist. And they can’t; it’s impossible.’ – Marina Abramovic

‘Salman is my favourite actor. In fact, I look upon the entire Khan family with great regard.’ – Akshaye Khanna

‘If you think of having a family as being loved as a child, cared for – I did not experience that.’ – Daniel Pauly

‘Having the balance of a work life and a family life has been so good for me.’ – Nelly Furtado

‘My mother has a very big family in Shanghai, so I have, like, almost 40 cousins, so we stayed together all the time. So by the time I get to Hong Kong, I become the only child and the only one surrounded by adults, you know.’ – Wong Kar-wai

‘It is good to have the support I have. I am blessed that I have family around me wishing me good things.’ – Jadon Sancho

‘I don’t think a lot of the news outlets examine the effect of war on a family.’ – Luke Macfarlane

‘I’m very much inspired by things that anger me. If I see bigotry, stupidity, or injustice on the news, I’m inspired to find a way to make it into something comedic and relatable. Anger inspires me. Stupidity inspires me. My family inspires me. My accountant inspires me. Everything and anything, really.’ – Maysoon Zayid

‘I’m at a stage in my life when I want a wife and a family.’ – Michael Flatley

‘We were brought up Protestant, and I went to church three times a day on a Sunday. My parents weren’t Bible-bashers, but we all have a strong belief in God and a strong faith. We had a huge garden; our house was a bit like a scene from ‘The Good Life.’ I think Mam and Dad had it really hard, bringing up a big family on very little.’ – Bonnie Tyler

‘I had four brothers and a sister, and there was always a lot of family around, so the house was loud and lively. I’m from an island background; it’s all about family.’ – Monica Galetti

‘You can always tell a person’s real character and personhood by those who closely surround him, especially if they’re family.’ – Chuck Norris

‘Starting a new business will take its toll on your time and energy, and this can place strain on family and social relationships, depending on their expectations and how open you are in your communication with them.’ – Fabrizio Moreira

‘Every Palestinian family feels the effects of the international embargo. But the more the pressure on the government grows, the more support we receive, both from the Palestinian street and from the Arab and Islamic world.’ – Ismail Haniyeh

‘Everyone in my family is an artist in some capacity whether they’re musicians, painters, or sculptors, so it’s in their blood.’ – Jessica Alba

‘I’ve always loved black culture; I don’t know any other way to put it. Since I was a kid I loved music and early jazz, Sly and the Family Stone. I’m older – I’m in my early 50s – so you’ll have to excuse me. That was always very exciting to me to connect to the culture on that level.’ – Robert Greene

‘When families are strong and stable, so are children – showing higher levels of wellbeing and more positive outcomes. But when things go wrong – either through family breakdown or a damaged parental relationship – the impact on a child’s later life can be devastating.’ – Iain Duncan Smith

‘When I was growing up, we didn’t have much money. What was important in my house was to have food on the table, be happy, and have our family.’ – Kaya Scodelario

‘My mother was a dominant force in our family. And I always saw her as the leader. And that was great for me as a young woman, because I never saw that women had to be dominated by men.’ – Dolores Huerta

‘Having people I love around me – friends and family – is great, but I don’t necessarily need a relationship.’ – Olga Kurylenko

‘In 1949, when I was 2, my family moved from Yonkers, NY, to a development of brick houses in Elmont, a Long Island suburb of New York City. What I remember most about the house was the glider on our porch. I used to sit there evenings close to my father, Victor, as he talked about the moon and the stars. He taught me to dream big.’ – Susan Lucci

‘As I hail from a conservative family, watching films was never encouraged in our house.’ – Ranjeet

‘The original communitarianism of Chinese Confucian society has degenerated into nepotism, a system of family linkages, and corruption, on the mainland. And remnants of the evils of the original system are still found in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and even Singapore.’ – Lee Kuan Yew

‘What we must not do – what we must never do – is turn on our neighbors, our family members, our fellow Americans, for something they cannot control, and deny what makes them human.’ – Loretta Lynch

‘I’m a family man, and I couldn’t be happier. My wife and I have been blessed with an incredible family, and my kids are my life.’ – Scottie Pippen

‘We also knew it would be difficult, because of the financial condition of the family, for me to go to college.’ – Alan Shepard

‘Every time a woman leaves the workforce because she can’t find or afford childcare, or she can’t work out a flexible arrangement with her boss, or she has no paid maternity leave, her family’s income falls down a notch. Simultaneously, national productivity numbers decline.’ – Madeleine M. Kunin

‘The most troublesome plant lectins are found in the hulls of grains, in beans and legumes, and the nightshade family – specifically the peels and seeds of tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, etc.’ – Steven Gundry

‘There is no rule book, no right or wrong; you just have to make it up and do the very best you can to care for your family.’ – Kate Middleton

‘When I was a kid, our family was not that rich.’ – Masayoshi Son

‘I was ever of the opinion, that the honest man who married and brought up a large family, did more service than he who continued single, and only talked of population.’ – Oliver Goldsmith

‘The only siblings I have are half-siblings. My nuclear family would have been an extra-suffocating threesome. Instead, I have an interesting brother and sister, in-laws, and darling nephews.’ – Jane Smiley

‘Boys used to call me Soda in school days. Soda means ‘serving officers daughters association.’ I miss those days when I had a very protected life: one could get close and bond with other army people that they gradually would become your extended family.’ – Anushka Sharma

‘Family business management is a discipline that has evolved from an art into a science. The market for this line of education has been created by the growing recognition of family-run companies that shareholders are demanding greater clarity on issues ranging from succession to the management of wealth and the distribution of profits.’ – Sanjaya Baru

‘India believes that the world is a family, and the best means of resolution is shared discourse. A family is shaped by love and is not transactional; a family is nurtured by consideration, not greed; a family believes in harmony not jealousy.’ – Sushma Swaraj

‘My father never really encouraged me or even took an interest after I walked away from the family business. No one did except my mother and my grandfather. To be truthful, I cannot remember one meaningful conversation I had with my father.’ – Juergen Teller

‘Coming from where I come from, I didn’t have the luxury of having a trust fund. Or money from generations. Or the luxury of hoppin’ into the family business, you know?’ – Patrick Beverley

‘Patience with family members and others who are close to us is vital for us to have happy homes.’ – Joseph B. Wirthlin

”Gold’ is about being appreciative and grateful of your life, your family, and the love in it.’ – Jessie James Decker

‘My family, they are definitely not an ordinary family.’ – Linda Perry

‘Mark Henry my black brother. I love him and his family.’ – The Iron Sheik

‘I love playing basketball, but the most important thing to me is my family.’ – Ricky Rubio

‘I bought a place in Milan, but Missoni headquarters are out in the country, in Sumirago. My whole family eats out of the same vegetable garden; my mother raises chickens. I love the city, but if you’re always bombarded with stimulation, you get numb to it. I need to get bored to create.’ – Margherita Missoni

‘Stick to the basics, hold on to your family and friends – they will never go out of fashion.’ – Niki Taylor

‘Family is very important to me and has become more so as I’ve got older.’ – David Essex

‘I have been called a nun with a switchblade where my privacy is concerned. I think there’s a point where one says, that’s for family, that’s for me.’ – Julie Andrews

‘To me, family is what is important. If you don’t have it, nothing is going to matter.’ – Nadia Comaneci

‘I am super close with my brother. He is my ultimate role model. Growing up and having a family break apart, you know, when my parents divorced and things like that, it was a struggle, and all we had was each other at the time.’ – Ali Krieger

‘My family collects vintage pinball machines, so I have a few in my apartment.’ – Sydney Sweeney

‘Christmas is far and away my favorite holiday. I love everything about it, from the event that inspired it, hoping for a white one, to wrapping presents. But mostly I love having family and friends gathered, and sharing traditions.’ – Ellen Hopkins

‘In an F1 team at the end you have your little family and I feel that Red Bull is definitely mine and my place to be at the moment.’ – Carlos Sainz Jr.

‘A racially integrated community is a chronological term timed from the entrance of the first black family to the exit of the last white family.’ – Saul Alinsky

‘I’m from an Indian family of professionals, and my parents had to go through hardships themselves to send me to IIT-Mumbai.’ – Romesh Wadhwani

‘The family unit is fundamental for the educational process and for the development both of individuals and states; hence there is a need for policies which promote the family and aid social cohesion and dialogue.’ – Pope Benedict XVI

‘My family is Jamaican and Cuban, but we would go to see our Jamaican side every summer for three months and every Christmas. One of the things I used to love was climbing trees and picking ackee fruit for breakfast.’ – Karamo Brown

‘Learning should be engaging. Testing should not be the be all and end all. All students should have a broad curriculum that includes the arts and enrichment. Students should have opportunities to work in teams and engage in project-based learning. And student and family well-being should be front and center.’ – Randi Weingarten

‘Our family arrived in England in 1960. At that time I thought the war was ancient history. But if I think of 15 years ago from now, that’s 1990, and that seems like yesterday to me.’ – Kazuo Ishiguro

‘We lean on each other when we are going through hard days. We are a family.’ – Jeongyeon

‘We all wish we could be in more than one place at the same time. People with families feel guilty all the time-if we spend too much time with our family, we feel we’re not working hard enough.’ – Harold Ramis

‘There is some humour in ‘Family Values.’ I don’t want everyone to think it’s not going to make them laugh. But there are quite a lot of poems there that aren’t funny at all.’ – Wendy Cope

‘Santa Barbara is my hood. I mean, it’s not much of a hood, but it is definitely like my hood. I claim Santa Barbara like I claim my family. I’m going to be married and buried there.’ – Katy Perry

‘Celebrity farmer. Now there’s a phrase that should be an oxymoron. There are farmers on both sides of my family, and I can attest that the overlap between the way farmers live, work and think, and celebrity culture, is exactly 0%.’ – John Lanchester

‘I got pregnant five or six months after I retired, and then it was off to the races! It was a complete change of gears, and I was refocusing my life on my family.’ – Beth Phoenix

‘If you come from a normal family, you immediately start playing the role of a boy, a girl a man or a woman, but I’m sure you’ll agree with me that those are only roles, limited roles, at that.’ – John Lone

‘I’m very pro-American – my entire family escaped poverty in Italy because they rightly believed in the American dream.’ – Camille Paglia

‘The whole family is tight. We all really love each other.’ – Kieran Culkin

‘You are a member of the British royal family. We are never tired, and we all love hospitals.’ – Mary of Teck

‘My wife, Olivia, always thought I was one day going to go into coaching. But after playing until I was 37, I didn’t want to subject my family to that nomad life. I think I definitely could have done it.’ – Archie Manning

‘Even though we were all celebrities to a certain extent, we all looked at each other as family.’ – Michael W. Smith

‘Bringing anyone into royal circles is a pretty tough act. Especially in the British royal family, which is scrutinized by the press as no one’s been.’ – Albert II, Prince of Monaco

‘I am my family. I love my family.’ – Ray J

‘Our family was on the lunatic fringe. My mother was always completely irrepressible. My father made crowd noises into a microphone.’ – Annie Dillard

‘I am really excited to be partnering with Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula. Aside from being a longtime fan of their products, they’re a family business with a strong ethical foundation, and that makes us a great match.’ – India Arie

‘With a warm drink, in a rocking chair and family and friends around, I am working on finding peace and joy in the moments we have been given. It doesn’t have to all make sense. I don’t have all the answers.’ – Taya Kyle

‘When I was 20 or 21, I didn’t… I won’t say care about anything, but you’re like in your own world – you made something that you always wanted to do, and then you kind of think only about your family and yourself.’ – Thierry Henry

‘My father was a creature of the archaic world, really. He would have been entirely at home in a Gaelic hill-fort. His side of the family, and the houses I associate with his side of the family, belonged to a traditional rural Ireland.’ – Seamus Heaney

‘I think, in real life, when we’re facing death – that is, when we come out on the other side of it, whether it’s death of a friend or a family member – you come out on the other side of the mourning cherishing your life that much more.’ – Tony DiTerlizzi

‘You wake up in the morning; what do you want to know? You want to know what happened overnight. You want to know if you’re safe. You want to know if you’re family’s safe.’ – Chris Cuomo

‘I did nothing to deserve God’s love; in fact, I was living as an orphan, without hope. Yet God chose to pursue a relationship with me, and through the death of his son Jesus, I was adopted into God’s family.’ – Steven Curtis Chapman

‘I’ve been thinking about Jesus. Don’t you find it a bit strange that, since He was living with His family and all, He up and left them just when they needed him most?’ – Edith Piaf

‘My family’s lineage, we are warriors. The McGregor clan, we are warriors all through. We are famous all through the world for our fighting capabilities of all generations. So I have no doubt that’s stood to me and that led me down this path and gave me what I have.’ – Conor McGregor

‘You know, my family and friends have never been yes-men: ‘Yes, you’re doing the right thing, you’re always right.’ No, they tell me when I’m wrong, and that’s why I’ve been able to stay who I am and stay humble.’ – LeBron James

‘I’m just trying to be the me that I am and not all of this other crap. I just want to be the family man, and if somehow I can make the money to get my ranch and get the hell away from everybody else, that would be awesome.’ – Chris Kyle

‘If you’re not comfortable with public speaking – and nobody starts out comfortable; you have to learn how to be comfortable – practice. I cannot overstate the importance of practicing. Get some close friends or family members to help evaluate you, or somebody at work that you trust.’ – Hillary Clinton

‘Fatherhood is not a matter of station or wealth. It is a matter of desire, diligence and determination to see one’s family exalted in the celestial kingdom. If that prize is lost, nothing else really matters.’ – Ezra Taft Benson

‘We are one people; we are only family. And when we finally accept these truths, then we will be able to fulfill Dr. King’s dream to build a beloved community, a nation, and a world at peace with itself.’ – John Lewis

‘I looked up my family tree and found three dogs using it.’ – Rodney Dangerfield

‘We believed in our idea – a family park where parents and children could have fun- together.’ – Walt Disney

‘Regarding marriage, it – somehow, it didn’t happen. One fellow in such a big family not getting married is not an issue.’ – A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

‘I have a weird definition of family; it’s not the same as everyone else’s.’ – Lil Peep

‘Unfortunately for my family, they have a writer in the family.’ – Isabel Allende

‘The God who existed before any religion counts on you to make the oneness of the human family known and celebrated.’ – Desmond Tutu

‘I like being with my family. That’s my party.’ – Kevin Gates

‘Italians come to ruin most generally in three ways, women, gambling, and farming. My family chose the slowest one.’ – Pope John XXIII

‘If I win and get the money, then the Oakland Police department is going to buy a boys’ home, me a house, my family a house, and a Stop Police Brutality Center.’ – Tupac Shakur

‘Marriage is an act of will that signifies and involves a mutual gift, which unites the spouses and binds them to their eventual souls, with whom they make up a sole family – a domestic church.’ – Pope John Paul II

‘God has already done everything He’s going to do. The ball is now in your court. If you want success, if you want wisdom, if you want to be prosperous and healthy, you’re going to have to do more than meditate and believe; you must boldly declare words of faith and victory over yourself and your family.’ – Joel Osteen

‘Acting is just a way of making a living, the family is life.’ – Denzel Washington

‘As a single withered tree, if set aflame, causes a whole forest to burn, so does a rascal son destroy a whole family.’ – Chanakya

‘No matter what you’ve done for yourself or for humanity, if you can’t look back on having given love and attention to your own family, what have you really accomplished?’ – Lee Iacocca

‘I feel like once my career is all done and dusted, and I’ve done everything I could have possibly done, then that’s my glory. Then I can live, and have a normal life, and go have kids. I love wrestling, but when that day comes, I’m going back home and I’m starting a family.’ – Rhea Ripley

‘I don’t feel much pressure to fit in. I never have. I’ve always just wanted to do my thing. I have really good friends and good family, and if I don’t fit in somewhere else, I fit in at home.’ – Ariana Grande

‘When I heard the royal family wanted to have me perform in celebration of Prince William’s marriage, I knew I had to give them a little something. ‘Wet’ is the perfect anthem for Prince William or any playa to get the club smokin’.’ – Snoop Dogg

‘I figure this is my time – to relax, be with my family and have a normal life.’ – Candace Cameron Bure

‘I love coming back home and seeing old friends and family. I would say it keeps me grounded.’ – Coy Bowles

‘I always make my decisions together with my family, my father. Of course, I hear the advice of everyone who wishes me well, but the final decision is always mine, with my family.’ – Neymar

‘I’m sure they’re saddened by me, and I get frustrated with them. But I love them, and at the end of the day if they need me or if they need anything, I’m there for them. Family.’ – Brad Pitt

‘I love being American, and I love family. I love having a family, and I feel so blessed, and I feel like God gave me exactly what I wanted, so now I have to do the right thing in God’s eyes also. Just follow what God wants me to do.’ – Kanye West

‘Soup is a lot like a family. Each ingredient enhances the others; each batch has its own characteristics; and it needs time to simmer to reach full flavor.’ – Marge Kennedy

‘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

‘My wife is the boss at home, and my daughters are the bosses. I am just the worker. We are a very warm family and very happy.’ – Jet Li

‘You don’t have to give birth to someone to have a family. We’re all family – an extended family.’ – Sandra Bullock

‘I think every chef, not just in America, but across the world, has a double-edged sword – two jackets, one that’s driven, a self-confessed perfectionist, thoroughbred, hate incompetence and switch off the stove, take off the jacket and become a family man.’ – Gordon Ramsay

‘I know all I really wanna do is get money and take care of my family.’ – Meek Mill

‘I grew up in a family of strong women and I owe any capacity I have to understand women to my mother and big sister. They taught me to respect women in a way where I’ve always felt a strong emotional connection to women, which has also helped me in the way I approach my work as an actor.’ – Ryan Gosling

‘If I went out to play basketball with other kids, when I came home I’d shower and go right back to the computer again. If there was a birthday party or a family activity, I would take my laptop and spend the whole day there.’ – Bad Bunny

‘I’m a strong person, I’m a strong family man, I’m a strong husband and a strong father.’ – David Beckham

‘The Sabbath provides a wonderful opportunity to strengthen family ties.’ – Russell M. Nelson

‘At 17, I already had responsibility because I took care of my family, but in the football I was young; I wasn’t experienced or the captain – I was just in the team.’ – Pele

‘Like religion, politics, and family planning, cereal is not a topic to be brought up in public. It’s too controversial.’ – Erma Bombeck

‘My original interest in the Nazi holocaust was personal. Both my father and mother were survivors of the Warsaw Ghetto and the Nazi concentration camps. Apart from my parents, every family member on both sides was exterminated by the Nazis.’ – Norman Finkelstein

‘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

‘For me, family always comes first; I would do anything to protect them.’ – Mark Wahlberg

‘Stories in families are colossally important. Every family has stories: some funny, some proud, some embarrassing, some shameful. Knowing them is proof of belonging to the family.’ – Salman Rushdie

‘I was born in a very poor family. I used to sell tea in a railway coach as a child. My mother used to wash utensils and do lowly household work in the houses of others to earn a livelihood. I have seen poverty very closely. I have lived in poverty. As a child, my entire childhood was steeped in poverty.’ – Narendra Modi

‘I think that in any group activity – whether it be business, sports, or family – there has to be leadership or it won’t be successful.’ – John Wooden

‘My family kinda hit the skids. We were experiencing poverty at that point. We all got a job, where the whole family had to work as security guards and janitors. And I just got angry.’ – Jim Carrey

‘Sometimes you can’t prioritise family and you feel guilty.’ – Adam Sandler

‘There’s something that happens around 27 and 28, when people start coupling off more aggressively or changing their lives according to what their economic prospects are, and not keeping themselves on par with the group – you realise suddenly that they’re not your family. And I think that’s very painful.’ – Greta Gerwig

‘Gold is a great thing to sew into your garments if you’re a Jewish family in Vienna in 1939, but I think civilized people don’t buy gold, they invest in productive businesses.’ – Charlie Munger

‘I’m considered homophobic and crazy about these things and old fashioned. But I think that the family – father, mother, children – is fundamental to our civilisation.’ – Rupert Murdoch

‘My family has very strong women. My mother never laughed at my dream of Africa, even though everyone else did because we didn’t have any money, because Africa was the ‘dark continent’, and because I was a girl.’ – Jane Goodall

‘It all starts with the script: it’s not worth taking myself away from my family if I don’t have something I’m really passionate about.’ – Steven Spielberg

‘My family was, I think, a bit more radical than most Mormons, especially on the question of gender. So in my mind, growing up, there wasn’t ever any question of what my future would look like. I would get married when I was 17 or 18. And I would be given some corner of the farm, and my husband would put a house on it, and we would have kids.’ – Tara Westover

‘My quest to find my first family would never have been actualized without technology.’ – Saroo Brierley

‘History and socio-economic inequality and all those things had, like, borne down upon my family and my community and really sort of narrowed our choices.’ – Jesmyn Ward

‘One of the greatest lessons of my own life was learning to turn the inner rampage of hatred and anger toward my own father for his reprehensible behavior and abandonment of his family into an inner reaction more closely aligned with God and God-realized love.’ – Wayne Dyer

‘People think they have a perfect idea of who you are from a four-second Snapchat video… and fake blogs, stories, magazine covers. In reality, that’s not the case. Nobody knows who I am except family and my close friends.’ – Kylie Jenner

‘It starts with my family. That drives me every day, just seeing them smiling.’ – Giannis Antetokounmpo

‘I’ve made all my money on my own without my family and I work very hard.’ – Paris Hilton

‘My dad was a commander in the U.S. Navy with three daughters – you can imagine the tight ship that was our family household!’ – Emily Compagno

”Shake It Up’ definitely teaches kids about the importance of reaching for your dreams and setting high goals. It also teaches great lessons about friendship and family.’ – Zendaya

‘The way I try to represent my family and coaches, I think all are characteristics the league aspires to portray. That’s just who I am.’ – Stephen Curry

‘I have really fond memories of Texas. By the time I was eight, we started to go back to Chile very regularly, and many family members came to visit us because we couldn’t go visit them.’ – Pedro Pascal

‘Cancer runs in our family. I lost my grandmother to it. There’s a saying that you meet people and instantly know them. My grandmother and I had that. The first time my heart was broken was when my grandmother passed away. I was twenty-one.’ – Cote de Pablo

‘My goals have changed throughout my life. At one time it was winning awards, selling out concert dates, selling more albums than anyone else. Now, my goals are to see my grandchildren grown, live a long and healthy life with my family and friends and travel the world.’ – Reba McEntire

‘RIP to George Floyd and condolences to the whole family.’ – Young Dolph

‘If you ask the government to solve all of your problems, it’s a bit like asking your wife to cook and clean, to raise the children, to hold down a second job to help with the family finances, to keep her parents happy and well and keep your parents happy and well, and to also – to do the lawn and clean the gutters.’ – P. J. O’Rourke

‘I am not very comfortable about dancing at weddings and New Year parties. Maybe it’s because of the way I have been brought up; I wouldn’t want my family to feel that cringe moment. Dance is an art for me.’ – Deepika Padukone

‘I spend most of my time at the ranch with my family, and enjoy life – watch the sun come up, watch it go down, thank God for another day, and just be happy.’ – Marcus Luttrell

‘If I don’t need the money, I don’t work. I’m going to spend time with my family and friends, and I’m going to travel and read and listen to music and try to learn a little bit more about how to be a human being, as opposed to learning how to be somebody else.’ – James Spader

‘We started the family Bible after slavery was abolished. My great-grandmother remembered the Bible being started, which meant that she was a slave as a young girl. When she died, the Bible was at least 105 years old, so she must have been nearly 115 years old. Her daughter, my grandmother, died at 97, and her husband at 98.’ – Louis Gossett, Jr.

‘For anybody that grow a beard or have hair on their face, I welcome you to the beard game. We’re all family. I encourage that. I encourage beards.’ – Rick Ross

‘My biggest goal in life will be achieved when I have a family, when I have my own kids that I can raise myself and bring up based on what I know. I always think it’s the wildest idea – raising a whole, entire human is insane to me, and I’ve always wanted kids.’ – Hailey Baldwin

‘If you have a good support system like your family and your friends around you, then you can’t go wrong. So just believe in yourself, do you your thing, and stay strong in what you believe in.’ – Roman Reigns

‘My family didn’t have a lot of money, so I worked my heart out to get my degrees. But the minute I graduated, suddenly everyone was asking me, ‘Well, when are you going to get married and start having kids?’ And the truth is I had no idea how I would balance the expected role of wife and mother with a challenging career.’ – Michelle Obama

‘As for my personal life, I’d love to start a family of my own. I think I’d make a great dad, and I think shortly I would make a great husband.’ – Matthew Perry

‘Even sometimes, when you’re at home with the family, you need a break from them, really.’ – Fabolous

‘I’ve danced hula since I was 5. My mom danced hula as well. It’s been in my family from far back and really connected me to my ancestors.’ – Auli’i Cravalho

‘Having such a supportive family has really shaped the person that I am today.’ – Jazz Jennings

‘If you have a family mission statement that clarifies what your purpose is, then you use that as the criterion by which you make the decisions.’ – Stephen Covey

‘I feel only my friends and family need to know what is happening in my personal life.’ – Virat Kohli

‘Being from Oakland, you see a lot of thing. You see friends turn on friends all the time. You see family turn on family.’ – Marshawn Lynch

‘I don’t like technology and all that. I’m a farm boy. I would rather live in that time when you had to provide for your family. I don’t know. I’m a country kid, so I don’t like modern technology.’ – Travis Fimmel

‘I think the sense of family and family achievement, plus the discipline which I received there from that one-room school were really very helpful in what I did later on.’ – Alan Shepard

‘I can’t betray anyone. I don’t know what it’s like to really betray someone. I’m very loyal to my circle, my family, and those I hold close to me.’ – Anuel AA

‘I read for the ‘ah-ha’s,’ the information that makes a light bulb go off in my mind. I want to put information in my mind that is going to be the most beneficial to me, my family and my fellow man – financially, morally, spiritually, and emotionally.’ – Zig Ziglar

‘Like all the best families, we have our share of eccentricities, of impetuous and wayward youngsters and of family disagreements.’ – Queen Elizabeth II

‘That’s what I do this for, to secure my family’s future. I don’t care about anything else. I’m able to spoil people, and that’s the best thing.’ – Conor McGregor

‘I am just happy to be part of the Nike family.’ – LeBron James

‘What I like to do is get the family in the pick-up truck… and then we just go for a drive. That’s it!’ – Dwayne Johnson

‘I have Muslim members of my family. I have lived in Muslim countries.’ – Barack Obama

‘When I cook for my family on Christmas, I make feijoada, a South American dish of roasted and smoked meats like ham, pork, beef, lamb, and bacon – all served with black beans and rice. It’s festive but different.’ – Maya Angelou

‘Giving women education, work, the ability to control their own income, inherit and own property, benefits the society. If a woman is empowered, her children and her family will be better off. If families prosper, the village prospers, and eventually so does the whole country.’ – Isabel Allende

‘Now we have black and white elected officials working together. Today, we have gone beyond just passing laws. Now we have to create a sense that we are one community, one family. Really, we are the American family.’ – John Lewis

‘Build traditions of family vacations and trips and outings. These memories will never be forgotten by your children.’ – Ezra Taft Benson

‘I’m trying to raise the awareness of the troops that, when they deploy and go to war, it’s not just them at war – it’s also their family. Their family is having to go through all the hardships and the stresses.’ – Chris Kyle

‘When I chose to leave a career as a young lawyer in Washington to move to Arkansas to marry Bill and start a family, my friends asked, ‘Are you out of your mind?” – Hillary Clinton

‘I used to really love Fiend, but he stopped. He just stopped. Every time he had a project, every project – ‘There’s One In Every Family,’ ‘Street Life’ – I had to have them. And he just stopped. And that was disappointing, ’cause that was my favorite rapper at one time.’ – Kevin Gates

‘Perhaps the greatest social service that can be rendered by anybody to the country and to mankind is to bring up a family.’ – George Bernard Shaw

‘In God’s family, there are no outsiders, no enemies.’ – Desmond Tutu

‘I have this fantasy of my older days, painting or sculpting or making things. I have this fantasy of a bike trip to Chile. I have this fantasy of flying into Morocco. But right now, it’s about getting the work done and getting home to family. I have an adventure every morning, getting up.’ – Brad Pitt

‘I try to be a good role model for my son, my family, my friends, and then I try to be a good role model for the rest of the people, too.’ – Neymar

‘My goal is just to be respected as a man when I walk down the street with my family. I don’t care what your job is, you’re not gonna talk down to me, you’re not gonna try to get a rise out of me. I’m a man first. And in establishing that, some interesting things have happened.’ – Kanye West

‘For a long time, I didn’t think I had the right to walk away from my family.’ – Tara Westover