“You need to make time for your family no matter what happens in your life”

~ Matthew Quick, The Silver Linings Playbook

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“I liked having some time to myself. Our family was such a close one, you could get smothered. Of course, we didn’t always agree with one another. Sometimes I quarreled with my brother and sisters, but I couldn’t remember hating anyone for more than five minutes.”

~ Gloria Whelan, Summer of the War

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“Also, my mom and family are very important to me and I know that this is not expected.”

~ Christina Milian

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“Happy or unhappy, families are all mysterious. We have only to imagine how differently we would be described – and will be, after our deaths – by each of the family members who believe they know us.”

~ Gloria Steinem

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“A family is a risky venture, because the greater the love, the greater the loss… That’s the trade-off. But I’ll take it all.”

~ Brad Pitt

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“I’m thankful to God for having a family that’s been there for me. He’s been there from the time I was a child to even now with my family helping with my little boy. It’s worth more than words could ever describe. That’s one of the ways I’ve been able to stay grounded is thanks to family and God.”

~ Ashton Shepherd

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“A family is a place where principles are hammered and honed on the anvil of everyday living.”

~ Charles R. Swindoll

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“When you have a godly husband, a godly wife, children who respect their parents and who are loved by their parents, who provide for those children their physical and spiritual and material needs, lovingly, you have the ideal unit.”

~ Jerry Falwell

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“My kids give me the balance to live right.”

~ Celine Dion 

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“The family you come from isn’t as important as the family you’re going to have.”

~ Ring Lardner

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“I don’t have to look up my family tree, because I know that I’m the sap.”

~ Fred Allen

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“I have a lot of very close girlfriends and sisters, I’m from an all female family. My father often quips that even the cat was neutered!”

~ Shirley Manson

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“I have frequently been questioned, especially by women, of how I could reconcile family life with a scientific career. Well, it has not been easy.”

~ Marie Curie

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“Give a little love to a child, and you get a great deal back.”

~ John Ruskin

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“Cherish your human connections – your relationships with friends and family.”

~ Barbara Bush

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“It takes a lot of work to put together a marriage, to put together a family and a home.”

~ Elizabeth Edwards

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“Spend some time this weekend on home improvement; improve your attitude toward your family.”

~ Bo Bennett

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“I would rather start a family than finish one.”

~ Don Marquis

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“You don’t have to give birth to someone to have a family.”

~ Sandra Bullock

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“There is no such thing as fun for the whole family.”

~ Jerry Seinfeld

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“The only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works, is the family.”

~ Lee Iacocca

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“In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future.”

~ Alex Haley

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“Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself. They came through you but not from you and though they are with you yet they belong not to you.”

~ Khalil Gibran

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“Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten.”

~ David Ogden Stiers

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“If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel there are three key societal members who can make a difference. They are the father, the mother and the teacher.”

~ A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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“The love of family and the admiration of friends is much more important than wealth and privilege.”

~ Charles Kuralt

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“My family is my strength and my weakness.”

~ Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

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“There’s nothing I value more than the closeness of friends and family, a smile as I pass someone on the street.”

~ Willie Stargell

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“He who is overly attached to his family members experiences fear and sorrow, for the root of all grief is attachment. Thus one should discard attachment to be happy.”

~ Chanakya

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“I would love a family. I’m at the age where the wish for a child gets stronger. But who knows.”

~ Cameron Diaz

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“The one thing that kept our family together was the music. The only thing that our family would share emotionally was to have our dad cry over something the kids did with music.”

~ Dennis Wilson

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