Quotations About / On: FAMILY

  • 21.
    One purpose of family is to keep each other grounded.
    (Walterrean Salley January 2006)
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  • 22.
    Is it not better of Father to fulfill his family's needs without reminding Him or imploring?
    (Father should look at his family's favors decently.)
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  • 23.
    'Be in a relation that doesn't cost your friendship and family'
    (Menkato Awomi)
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  • 24.
    Every family has bad memories.
    (Mario Puzo, U.S. author, screenwriter, and Francis Ford Coppola, U.S. director, screenwriter. Michael Corleone (Al Pacino), The Godfather III, to his son Tony after the young man has told his father he wants to become a singer rather than become the family lawyer because of Tony's bad memories of the Corleone clan (1990). A significant line considering the cinematic history of the Corleone family.)
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  • 25.
    Families in which nothing is ever discussed usually have a lot not to discuss.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fifth Selection, New York (1988).)
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  • 26.
    Blackmail is one of the great pastimes of family life.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Sixth Selection, New York (1989).)
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  • 27.
    Families are great murderers of the creative impulse, particularly husbands.
    (Brenda Ueland (1891-1985), U.S. author and writing teacher. If You Want to Write, 2nd. ed., ch. 1 (1938).)
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  • 28.
    A family can develop only with a loving woman as its center.
    (Friedrich Von Schlegel (1772-1829), German philosopher. Idea 126 in Selected Ideas (1799-1800), translated by Ernst Behler and Roman Struc, Dialogue on Poetry and Literary Aphorisms, Pennsylvania University Press (1968).)
  • 29.
    Almost in every kingdom the most ancient families have been at first princes' bastards.
    (Robert Burton (1577-1640), British clergyman, author. The Anatomy of Melancholy, pt. 2, sct. 2, memb. 1, subsct. 1 (1621).)
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  • 30.
    Family life is an encroachment on private life.
    (Karl Kraus (1874-1936), Austrian writer. Trans. by Harry Zohn, originally published in Beim Wort genommen (1955). Half-Truths and One-and-a-Half Truths, University of Chicago Press (1990).)
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