Quotations About / On: FAMILY

  • 31.
    The most socially subversive institution of our time is the one-parent family.
    (Paul Johnson (b. 1928), British journalist. quoted in Sunday Correspondent Magazine (London, Dec. 24, 1989).)
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  • 32.
    Our society is not a community, but merely a collection of isolated family units.
    (Valerie Solanas (b. 1940), U.S. artist, writer. The SCUM Manifesto (1968). The acronym SCUM stood for "The Society for Cutting Up Men.")
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  • 33.
    [This] atheistic [movement] must logically result in the utter annihilation of the family.
    (James A. Garfield (1831-1881), U.S. president. Garfield diary, June 8, 1881. Garfield, footnotes, ch. 16, Allen Peskin (1978).)
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  • 34.
    Family romances are the only ones that never turn out happily.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourth Selection, New York (1987).)
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  • 35.
    I think the ideal situation for a family is to be completely incestuous.
    (William Burroughs (b. 1914), U.S. author. Taped conversation, 1980, New York City. "On Dreams," Victor Bockris, With William Burroughs: A Report from the Bunker (1981).)
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  • 36.
    Sexuality poorly repressed unsettles some families; well repressed, it unsettles the whole world.
    (Karl Kraus (1874-1936), Austrian satirist. repr. In Thomas Szasz, Anti-Freud: Karl Kraus's Criticism of Psychoanalysis and Psychiatry, ch. 8 (1976). Die Fackel (Vienna, Jan. 26, 1911), no. 315/16.)
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  • 37.
    Those expressions are omitted which can not with propriety be read aloud in the family.
    (Thomas Bowdler (1754-1825), British editor, expurgator. Family Shakespeare, preface (1818).)
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  • 38.
    Accidents will happen in the best regulated families.
    (John Dos Passos (1896-1970), U.S. novelist, poet, playwright, painter. Mr. Wilkinson in Manhattan Transfer, Houghton Mifflin Company (1925 and 1953).)
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  • 39.
    Welcome to the great American two-career family and pass the aspirin please.
    (Anastasia Toufexis (20th century), U.S. writer. "The Perils of Dual Careers," Time (May 13, 1985).)
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  • 40.
    The great universal family of men is a utopia worthy of the most mediocre logic.
    (Isidore Ducasse, Comte de Lautréamont (1846-1870), French author, poet. Maldoror, bk. 1, ch. 9 (1870, trans. 1978).)
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