Family Quotes

Family Quotes

Martin Mull Having a family is like having a bowling alley installed in your brain.
A. S. Neill The difficult child is the child who is unhappy. He is at war with himself; and in consequence, he is at war with the world.
O. A. Battista The best inheritance a parent can give his children is a few minutes of his time each day.
M. F. K. Fisher Family dinners are more often than not an ordeal of nervous indigestion, preceded by hidden resentment and ennui and accompanied by psychosomatic jitters.
Calvin Trillin 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.
Nancy Astor I married beneath me - all women do.
Ogden Nash Parents were invented to make children happy by giving them something to ignore.
Malcolm De Chazal The family is a court of justice which never shuts down for night or day.
Peter De Vries There are times when parenthood seems nothing but feeding the mouth that bites you.
Denzel Washington Acting is just a way of making a living; the family is life.
Quentin Crisp The young always have the same problem - how to rebel and conform at the same time. They have now solved this by defying their parents and copying one another.
Bertrand Russell The place of the father in the modern suburban family is a very small one, particularly if he plays golf.
H. L. Mencken A Sunday school is a prison in which children do penance for the evil conscience of their parents.
Barbara Bush To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there.
Margaret Mead The pains of childbirth were altogether different from the enveloping effects of other kinds of pain. These were pains one could follow with one's mind.
Clarence Darrow The first half of our lives is ruined by our parents, and the second half by our children.
Dr. Seuss Adults are just obsolete children and the hell with them.
Thomas Jefferson The happiest moments of my life have a been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family.
Dodie Smith The family-that dear octopus from whose tentacles we never quite escape nor, in our inmost hearts, ever quite wish to.
Socrates Children today are tyrants. They contradict their parents, gobble their food, and tyrannize their teachers.
Norman Podhoretz Creativity represents a miraculous coming together of the uninhibited energy of the child with its apparent opposite and enemy, the sense of order imposed on the disciplined adult intelligence.
Benjamin Franklin He that raises a large family does, indeed, while he lives to observe them, stand a broader mark for sorrow; but then he stands a broader mark for pleasure too.
A. S. Neill The difficult child is the child who is unhappy. He is at war with himself; and in consequence, he is at war with the world.
Richard Bach The bonds that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each others life. Rarely do members of one family grow up under the same roof.
George Bernard Shaw If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.

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