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Family Quotes | Quotes About Family

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Quote Left It seems to me curious, not to say obscene and thoroughly terrifying, that it could occur to an association of human beings drawn together through need and chance and for profit into a company, an organ of journalism, to pry intimately into the lives of an undefended and appallingly damaged group of human beings, an ignorant and helpless rural family, for the purpose of parading the nakedness, disadvantage and humiliation of these lives before another group of human beings, in the name of science, of Quote Right
by James Agee | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left INCEST: A game the whole family can play. Quote Right
by Heinrich Heine | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left The son will run away from the family not at eighteen but at twelve, emancipated by his gluttonous precocity; he will fly not to seek heroic adventures, not to deliver a beautiful prisoner from a tower, not to immortalize a garret with sublime thoughts, but to found a business, to enrich himself and to compete with his infamous papa. Quote Right
by Charles Baudelaire | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left 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. Quote Right
by Samuel Butler | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left 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! Quote Right
by Joachim du Bellay | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left We falsely attribute to men a determined character - putting together all their yesterdays - and averaging them - we presume we know them. Pity the man who has character to support - it is worse than a large family - he is the silent poor indeed. Quote Right
by Henry David Thoreau | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left To be young is all there is in the world. They talk so beautifully about work and having a family and a home (and I do, too, sometimes) --but it's all worry and head-aches and respectable poverty and forced gushing. Telling people how nice it is, when, in reality, you would give all of your last thirty years for one of your first thirty. Old people are tremendous frauds. Quote Right
by Wallace Stevens | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left I think the ideal situation for a family is to be completely incestuous. Quote Right
by William S Burroughs | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left 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. Quote Right
by Calvin Trillin | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Birds in their little nest agree; and 'Tis a shameful sight, when children of one family fall out, and chide, and fight. Quote Right
by Isaac Watts | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left I must acknowledge an interest, or rather a dismay, in discussing this 'family memoir,' for from experience and observation I have come to regard the American Nuclear Family in the last 50 years as the enemy of individual determination, of personal autonomy--in short, as a disease. Quote Right
by Richard Howard | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left We falsely attribute to men a determined character -- putting together all their yesterdays -- and averaging them -- we presume we know them. Pity the man who has character to support -- it is worse than a large family -- he is the silent poor indeed. Quote Right
by Henry David Thoreau | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold. Quote Right
by Ogden Nash | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left The American father is never seen in London. He passes his life entirely in Wall Street and communicates with his family once a month by means of a telegram in cipher. Quote Right
by Oscar Wilde | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left It had been a moving, tranquil apotheosis, immersed in the transfiguring sunset glow of decline and decay and extinction. An old family, alrea... Quote Right
by Thomas Mann | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Only solitary men know the full joys of frienship. Others have their family but to a solitary and an exile, his friends are everything. Quote Right
by Willa Cather | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left All men are children, and of one family. The same tale sends them all to bed, and wakes them in the morning. Quote Right
by Henry David Thoreau | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Only as far as a man is happily married to himself is he fit for married life and family life in general. Quote Right
by Novalis | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left The troublesome ones in a family are usually either the wits or the idiots. Quote Right
by George Eliot | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left I urged that kings were dangerous. He said, then have cats. He was sure that a royal family of cats would answer every purpose. They would be as useful as any other royal family, they would know as much, they would have the same virtues and the same treacheries, the same disposition to get up shindies with other royal cats, they would be laughably vain and absurd and never know it, they would be wholly inexpensive, finally, they would have as sound a divine right as any other royal house...The worship of royalty being founded in unreason, these graceful and harmless cats would easily become as sacred as any other royalties, and indeed more so, because it would presently be noticed that they hanged nobody, beheaded nobody, imprisoned nobody, inflicted no cruelties or injustices of any sort, and so must be worthy of a deeper love and reverence than the customary human king, and would certainly get it. Quote Right
by Mark Twain | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left It is extraordinary that when you are acquainted with a whole family you can forget about them. Quote Right
by Gertrude Stein | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left It is commonly observed that a sudden wealth, like a prize drawn in a lottery or a large bequest to a poor family, does not permanently enrich. They have served no apprenticeship to wealth, and with the rapid wealth come rapid claims which they do not know how to deny, and the treasure is quickly dissipated. Quote Right
by Ralph Waldo Emerson | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left A family is but too often a commonwealth of malignants. Quote Right
by Alexander Pope | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left 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. Quote Right
by Robert Frost | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left The average trade book has a shelf life of between milk and yogurt, except for books by any member of the Irving Wallace family - they have preservatives. Quote Right
by Calvin Trillin | ...go to quote |
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