Quotations About / On: FAMILY

  • 21.
    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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  • 22.
    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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  • 23.
    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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  • 24.
    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).)
  • 25.
    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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  • 26.
    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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  • 27.
    A fellow oughtn't to let his family property go to pieces.
    (Anthony Trollope (1815-1882), British novelist. Dolly Longestaffe, in The Way We Live Now, vol. 2, ch. xxviii, London, Chapman and Hall (1875).)
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  • 28.
    We're an ideal political family, as accessible as Disneyland.
    (Maureen Reagan (b. 1941), U.S. daughter of Ronald Reagan. Quoted in Guardian (London, December 24, 1984).)
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  • 29.
    The family spirit has rendered man carnivorous.
    (Francis Picabia (1878-1953), French painter, poet. repr. In Yes No: Poems and Sayings, "Sayings," trans. by Rémy Hall (1990). "Pithecomorphes," no. 6, Littérature, Second Series (Paris, Nov. 1, 1922).)
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  • 30.
    Families are nothing other than the idolatry of duty.
    (Ann Oakley (b. 1944), British sociologist, author. "The War Between Love and the Family II," Taking It Like a Woman (1984).)
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