Favorite Quotations ~  Family, 2 Embracing the Present

"Brothers and sisters are as close as hands and feet." ~ Vietnamese Proverb


What is a family, after all, except memories? Haphazard and precious as the contents of a catch-all drawer in the kitchen. ~ Joyce Carol Oates

The first half of our lives is ruined by our parents, and the second half by our children. ~ Clarence Darrow

The family is where most of our joy comes from. ~ Aidan Quinn

All family life is organized around the most damaged person in it. ~ Sigmund Freud

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

If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, make it dance. ~ George Bernard Shaw

There's no such thing as fun for the whole family. ~ Jerry Seinfeld

Dad taught me everything I know. Unfortunately, he didn't teach me everything he knows. ~ Al Unser Jr.

Compassion for our parents is the true sign of maturity. ~ Anais Nin

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

Your success as a family, our success as a society, depends not on what happens in the White House, but on what happens inside your house. ~ Barbara Bush, Wellesley College Speech, 1990

Now I think that everyone should write a memoir because every family is so incredible and so different. Every family is a book. ~ Patricia Volk, O, 4/04

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