Quotes About Family Life

Quotes tagged as "family-life" (showing 1-30 of 83)
Arthur Conan Doyle
“A dog reflects the family life. Whoever saw a frisky dog in a gloomy family, or a sad dog in a happy one? Snarling people have snarling dogs, dangerous people have dangerous ones.”
Arthur Conan Doyle, The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes

Charles Dickens
“Very strange things comes to our knowledge in families, miss; bless your heart, what you would think to be phenomenons, quite ... Aye, and even in gen-teel families, in high families, in great families ... and you have no idea ... what games goes on!”
Charles Dickens, Bleak House

Lynda Williams
“The happiness of a family is such a complex matter. Like a table laid out with a tea service, it looks so ordinary until it's threatened. Then it becomes infinitely precious.”
Lynda Williams, Holy war

“Spread love. Hug the people you care about and make sure they know that you care and appreciate them. Make it known to your friends and family that you love them.”
Germany Kent

“Children need time to become themselves--through play and social interaction. If you overwhelm a child with stuff--with choices and pseudochoices--before they are ready, they will only know one emotional gesture: More!”
Kim John Payne, Simplicity Parenting: Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids

Deborah L. McCarragher
“Hope is putting Faith "on the line" and expecting results!

(from Mission Possible - Spiritual Covering)”
Deborah L. McCarragher, Mission Possible Spiritual Covering

Bernard Kelvin Clive
“The real power and test of our ministry (calling) is not in the pulpit or public arena, but in our private lives, our home.”
Bernard Kelvin Clive

Vicky Adin
“History is about ordinary people living their ordinary lives, just as we do today, while all around the world is changing. It makes heroes out of some people and victims out of others.”
Vicky Adin

“The gangs filled a void in society, and the void was the absence of family life. The gang became a family. For some of those guys in the gang that was the only family they knew, because when their mothers had them they were too busy having children for other men. Some of them never knew their daddies. Their daddies never look back after they got their mothers pregnant, and those guys just grew up and they couldn’t relate to nobody.
When they had their problems, who could they have talked to? Nobody would listen, so they gravitated together and form a gang. George Mackey, the former representative for the historic Fox Hill community in The Bahamas.”
Drexel Deal, The Fight of My Life is Wrapped Up in My Father

“Large families are communities unto their own.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

Sarah Moss
“It was important to tell people. To let people know that this can happen. Your child's body can stop. Stop breathing, stop beating.”
Sarah Moss, The Tidal Zone

Jessica Shook
“When a hug is this big, you feel it for days.”
Jessica Shook, Shrapnel

“The home is always a home and a noble place for shaping hearts! A good home is good for life!”
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah, Religion, Philosophy and life

Matthew Desmond
“Arleen’s children did not always have a home. They did not always have food. Arleen was not always able to offer them stability; stability cost too much. She was not always able to protect them from dangerous streets; those streets were her streets. Arleen sacrificed for her boys, fed them as best she could, clothed them with what she had. But when they wanted more than she could give, she had ways, some subtle, others not, of telling them they didn’t deserve it.”
Matthew Desmond, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City

Sheri S. Tepper
“- Jeśli jeszcze raz wspomni o Brouerach - powiedziała Marjorie do Rita - to ją uduszę.
- Są jej przyjaciółmi - odparł Rico, zerkając na nią z zaciekawieniem. - Najlepszymi przyjaciółmi. Dlaczego ci się to nie podoba?
- Nie mówię, że mam coś przeciwko temu. Nie podoba mi się, że stanowią ideał, do którego jestem porównywana.
- Wszystkim dzieciakom wydaje się, że inne rodziny są idealne.
- Ja nigdy tak nie myślałam.
- Owszem, ale ty jesteś dziwna - stwierdził.”
Sheri S. Tepper

“The quality of knowledge you
bring into the relationship
determines the quality of the
relationship.”
Dele Ayo Bankole

Don DeLillo
“Embodied in objects was a partial sense of sharing. They didn't lift their eyes from their respective sets. But noises bound them, a cyclist kick-starting, the plane that came winding down the five miles from its transatlantic apex, rippling the pictures on their screens. Objects were memory inert. Desk, the bed, et cetera. Objects would survive the one who died first and remind the other of how easily halved a life can become. Death, perhaps, was not the point so much as separation. Chairs, tables, dressers, envelopes. Everything was a common experience, binding them despite their indirections, the slanted apparatus of their agreeing. That they did agree was not in doubt. Faithlessness and desire. It wasn't necessary to tell them apart. His body, hers. Sex, love, monotony, contempt. The spell that had to be entered was out there among the unmemorized faces and uniform cubes of being. This, their sweet and mercenary space, was self-enchantment, the near common dream they'd countenanced for years. Only absences were fully shared.”
Don DeLillo, Players

Carlos Wallace
“Never lose sight of the people who are the foundation of the future you are working to build.”
Carlos Wallace, The Other 99 T.Y.M.E.S: Train Your Mind to Enjoy Serenity

Ljupka Cvetanova
“The key to happiness is under the doorstep rug.”
Ljupka Cvetanova, The New Land

Iben Dissing Sandahl
“Worrying about life’s circumstances of those I love, but over which I have no control is a dangerous, never-ending and pointless game to play.”
Iben Dissing Sandahl, The Danish Way of Parenting: What the Happiest People in the World Know About Raising Confident, Capable Kids

“Whatever form they take, families are our most time-honoured settings for giving and receiving love, understanding and nurturing. They can connect us with our past and be the ground for the future through our children. They are places where we stand the best chance of being understood for who we truly are, not what we possess or the power we wield. They can give us meaning in life and hope when the outside world fails us and when we fail.”
Dr Brian Babington

Donald Barthelme
“So, this being the content of your happy hour, you decide to break your iron-clad rule, that rule of rules, and have eleven drinks instead of the modest nine with which you had been wont to stave off the song of twilight, when the lights are low, and the flickering shadows, etc., etc. But, opening the refrigerator, you discover that the slovely bitch has failed to fill up the ice trays so there is no more ice for your tenth and eleventh sloshes. On discovering this you are just about ready to throw in the entire enterprise, happy home, and go to the bordel for the evening, where at least you can be sure that everyone will be kind to you, and not ask you for a horse, and the floor will not be a muck of sauce diable and pork chops. But when you put your hand in your pocket you discover that there are only three dollars there - not enough to cover a sortie to the bordel, where Master Charge is not accepted, so that the entire scheme, going to the bordel, is blasted. Upon making these determinations, which are not such as to bring the hot flush of excitement to the old cheek, you measure out your iceless over-the-limit drinks, using a little cold water as a make-do, and return to what is called the "living" room, and prepare to live, for a little while longer in a truce with your circumstances - aware that there are wretches worse off than you, people whose trepanations have not been successful, girls who have not been invited to the sexual revolution, priests still frocked. It is seven-thirty.”
Donald Barthelme, Sixty Stories

“Live a Nomad Family lifestyle to broaden your horizon and create a more suitable lifestyle for your family”
Brenda Brave

“I don't play head games... I come from a family that could easily be called Generous to a fault.”
Genereux Philip

“You might not see the Importance of your family while you are still alive and rich”
Brighton Mabuya

Helen Picca
“I was young--so young--naive, isolated in a small world of safety and comfort too soon shattered by a phone call.”
Helen Picca, The Last Frontier of the Fading West

“If you want to see God do wonders in your marriage, start praising your spouse. Start appreciating and encouraging her. Every single day, a husband should tell his wife, “I love you. I appreciate you. You’re the best thing that ever happened to me.” A wife should do the same for her husband. Your relationship would improve immensely if you’d simply start speaking kind, positive words, blessing your spouse instead of cursing him or her.”
Joel Osteen (Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential)

“Family: a foundation! Family: a ‘cloth’ that keeps the ‘body’!”
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

Georgette Heyer
“Well of course it did and it would have made any man feel just as I did! I told Mama - perfectly politely! that it was enough to make me jump on the Bristol coach, and ship aboard the first packet bound for America, or anywhere else that Bristol boats sail to,because I would rather live in the Antipodes than have Cordelia hanging around my neck...”
Georgette Heyer, Lady Of Quality

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