Family Life Quotes

Family Life Quotes by Nazanin Boniadi, Russell M. Nelson, Tim McGraw, Alan Paton, Anwar Ibrahim, Darius Rucker and many others.

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It’s nice to see different dimensions of a character. A love interest and family life are always, I think, important in creating layers and textures.
Nazanin Boniadi
Integrity safeguards love, and love makes family life rich and zestful-now and forever.
Russell M. Nelson
You know, we’re very private, and I think that we really separate and try to keep our privacy to ourselves. There’s things that people assume a lot of times, and we understand that people are interested, but we really try to keep our family life private as much as we can.
Tim McGraw
It is not permissible for us to go on destroying the family life when we know that we are destroying it.
Alan Paton
I am a Muslim. I am a practising Muslim. I don’t – i accept proper relationship with a man and woman and the family life. It is not our business to knock at every door and checking people’s orientation and casting aspersions or having prejudice against people.
Anwar Ibrahim
My family lives a pretty normal life.
Darius Rucker
Why, on my mother’s birthday, am I thinking about ‘Father Knows Best?’ At our house, mother knew best at least as often as father did, but then the title of the old sitcom, a homogenized portrait of American family life, was meant to be slightly sardonic.
Tom Shales
But if each man could have his own house, a large garden to cultivate and healthy surroundings – then, I thought, there will be for them a better opportunity of a happy family life
George Cadbury
Neighbors broke the news that my parents had been taken away by immigration officers, and just like that, my stable family life was over.
Diane Guerrero
[Bill Gates] wanted me to stay working at Microsoft, but I didn’t think he could be CEO and we could have the family life that we both had growing up, which is what we envisioned. I knew I would go back to work at some point later to some profession. I just didn’t know what.
Melinda Gates
I am two women: one wants to have all the joy, passion and adventure that life can give me. The other wants to be a slave to routine, to family life, to the things that can be planned and achieved. I’m a housewife and a prostitute, both of us living in the same body and doing battle with each other.
Paulo Coelho
I am blessed to have so many great things in my life – family, friends and God. All will be in my thoughts daily.
Lil’ Kim
I learned about the strength you can get from a close family life. I learned to keep going, even in bad times. I learned not to despair, even when my world was falling apart. I learned that there are no free lunches. And I learned the value of hard work.
Lee Iacocca
Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family.
Anthony Brandt
I didn’t miss out on a family life because of racing. I had one because of it.
Richard Petty
To him who disgraces his family life is no life, and to such a person there is no one a friend, neither while living nor when dead.
Plato
Elvis Presley – his music, his movies, his photos. I come across a new image of him every day and try to imagine what he was thinking, what inspired him. His talent and beauty were just incredible, and his passion for life, family, and friends inspires me.
Kristen Taekman
Our family life, before figure skating turned it upside down, seemed normal. Our town of Riverside, Connecticut, was part of Greenwich, and we had the advantage of their wonderful community, with great beaches and beautiful parks.
Dorothy Hamill
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!
Joachim du Bellay
Young women who I think do the best job of balancing family life and a big career start businesses or work for themselves. That’s the best way of being in charge of your life.
Gail Sheehy
I believe God takes the things in our lives – family, background, education – and uses them as part of his calling. It might not be to become a pastor. But I don’t think God wastes anything.
Eugene H. Peterson
They… threw themselves into the interests of the rest, but each plowed his or her own furrow. Their thoughts, their little passions and hopes and desires, all ran along separate lines. Family life is like this – animated, but collateral.
Rose Macaulay
Love you all the time, ’cause when I close my eyes, I still can see your smile, it’s bright enough to light my life
Gloria Estefan
Those songs are about getting out; they’re not about getting out of family. It wasn’t about how family life was curtailing because I didn’t know family life.
Bob Geldof
I cannot always write at the same time, in the same place. I work, travel and have a vigorous family life. If I’m stranded in an airport lobby – I write. If I have to wait in a doctor’s office – I write. If I have a morning or evening to myself – I write.
Carmen Agra Deedy
We cannot comfort ourselves with the idea that young people will take a greater interest in our politics as they establish themselves in a job, in their communities or in their family life.
Hilary Benn
Family life is fragmenting in this modern age, but it’s up to all of us to keep it together.
Mary Berry
Blackmail is one of the great pastimes of family life.
Mason Cooley
Family life is the backbone of mankind, and that life is dependent upon mutual giving, sharing, and receiving from each other. It entails the proper use of each other’s successes and failures for mutual up-building.
Mother Angelica
I’m just a guy that is basically depending on my responsibility skills. I’m really responsible with my children and my wife and my family life. Things have changed with me. I’m not a night person anymore. I’ve got too many responsibilities to play.
Mike Tyson
I do know I will enjoy family life. What I’ve seen from moms, or heard stories from people who became a parent, it’s such a consuming thing; it’s such a wonderful thing. I consider it an extreme luxury to have that time and to not have to do anything else, and just be with my kid.
Floor Jansen
When everything goes to hell, the people who stand by you without flinching – they are your family.
Jim Butcher
My background with acting is deeply interwoven with my family life and my childhood. It’s a ‘Peter Pan’-like narrative, something that was golden but could also be a bit dubious.
Cole Sprouse
From a very young age, I had this idea that if you are very successful in your career, and you’re giving all of your attention to that, then your family life… possibly will not flourish as it might.
Liv Tyler
Fighting is fighting. Family life is family life. I need a distinct barrier between the two. Obviously, my family dictate how I’m feeling and my head space. But work’s work.
Robert Whittaker
My family life, my adoption – it could be related to the songs, but I think the songs are deeper than that. They’re not just about this experience.
Angel Olsen
My mom and dad – they were always there. They were always on the set. They focused on our family life. The entertainment business wasn’t the end-all. They weren’t out to get the next big paycheck or the next big movie. It was about ‘What can we do as a family.
Candace Cameron
Napoleon, who had an aversion to the moral laxity of the eighteenth century, which he blamed on the domination of society by women, was determined to reform family life on Roman, or perhaps rather on Corsican, principles. It was with him, not with Queen Victoria, that Victorian morality originated.
J. Christopher Herold
Service to others should be one of the most basic purposes of family life and schooling.
Andy Hargreaves
It is not flesh and blood, but heart which makes us fathers and sons.
Friedrich Schiller
Absence is one of the most useful ingredients of family life, and to dose it rightly is an art like any other.
Freya Stark
But if each man could have his own house, a large garden to cultivate and healthy surroundings – then, I thought, there will be for them a better opportunity of a happy family life.
George Cadbury
I’ve been blessed with the most awesome family life and I have a great support system.
Ayesha Takia
Families are the compass that guide us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights, and our comfort when we occasionally falter.
Brad Henry
My grandad, when he came home from the war, the only thing he came home with was four massive tins of honey and ever since honey has been part of our family life – on our cereal and in our tea.
Bez
Love your God and your family and you’re making an eternal investment. Family life will continue in the New Heavens and the New Earth, but even the most amazing accomplishments on this earth will quickly fade. Genesis 5 teaches us to prioritize people over accomplishments.
Gary L. Thomas
My family had a lot to do with ‘My Infamous Life.’ They were the inspiration behind me starting to write. I had an interesting family life dating way back, and they did a lot in their lifetime.
Prodigy
I cannot step into any day without help. I have a fantastically engaged husband who is very present for his children and our family life. We’ve got a brilliant nanny, other help from parents-in-law, godparents, friends. Also, I’ve had incredible women around me in the business.
Tamsin Greig
I think the world today is upside down, and is suffering so much, because there is so very little love in the homes and in family life.
Mother Teresa
Grandparents…can give the children unity of family life and some knowledge of their own family history.
Jim Conway
Our republican system was meant for a homogeneous people. As long as blacks continue to live with the whites they constitute a threat to the national life. Family life may also collapse and the increase of mixed breed bastards may some day challenge the supremacy of the white man.
Abraham Lincoln
Food was always such an important part of my family life when I was growing up.
Roberto Di Matteo
For me it’s not a question of whether we should intrude in family life, but how and when.
Margaret Hodge
I think ‘Blood’ is honest about the dysfunction of family life and Jim will have to get to the bottom of secrets being kept from him.
Adrian Dunbar
If tolerance, respect and equity permeate family life, they will translate into values that shape societies, nations and the world.
Kofi Annan
Steven [Sebring] just fell in with my family life. He helped me wash the dishes and play with the kids. I could tell that he was a person who understood families.
Patti Smith
If [people] place such things as friendship and family ties above their own productive work, yes, then they are immoral. Friendship, family life and human relationships are not primary in a man’s life. A man who places others first, above his own creative work, is an emotional parasite.
Ayn Rand
A family spirit is not always synonymous with family life. Bone of our bone and flesh of our flesh makes for brothers, sisters and relatives, who may be as distant as strangers in a foreign land.
Mother Angelica
I had a very special family life. My mother and father made sure when we were home, we were part of the family, not a TV star. And the other thing: my father was fully employed while I was doing the series.
Jerry Mathers
My family life is incredibly important to me. I want to be with them as much as I can. I try to work in New York, or I work in the summer time when my family can come with me.
Julianne Moore
The perfect family doesn’t exist, nor is there a perfect husband or a perfect wife, and let’s not talk about the perfect mother-in-law! It’s just us sinners. A healthy family life requires frequent use of three phrases: “May I? Thank you, and I’m sorry” and “never, never, never end the day without making peace.”
Pope Francis
I’m in no position to try to tell people how to live their family life.
Anthony Bourdain
The two together are a really great combo: the family life and then being able to go play some shows and write.
Vonda Shepard
Obviously, your family life is the priority, but there’s still other stuff you have to get done in a day. I think the way I make it work is by taking care of myself, and that includes fitness and eating right and all those things, but also by being very organized and punctual.
Cindy Crawford
We had quite an unconventional family life because my parents ran a Chinese restaurant.
Gok Wan
It definitely puts a strain on family life – I miss them like mad. Being a working mother I’ve been juggling house and career from day one. I want to hold out for telly for the second half of the year.
Louise Jameson
There’s no perfection in family life, and certainly we aren’t perfect, but we’re probably about as close as we can be.
John C. Bogle
I have a sense of urgency, of time. I am a woman and am always running between work, doctors’ appointments, school meetings, filling up the fridge, then going back to work. Like everyone who combines professional and family life, I am always doing several things at the same time.
Segolene Royal
Until Eleanor Roosevelt, there was only one or two First Ladies in all of American history who made an impact, who people could even have recognized or identified. And it’s really only been since Jackie Kennedy that there’s been this idea that the family life of the president is such a central thing.
Gail Collins
We have put our country on solid ground, but let me tell you: The next five years are much, much more important. The next five years are about turning the good news in our economy into a good life for you and your family.
David Cameron
I’ve got a wonderful family life and financial security.
Justin Rose
One of the things in the back of my mind is that, after my sports experience, I never want to be, totally consumed by any one endeavor, other than my family life.
Julius Erving
It is unacceptable that so many students who are juggling school, work, and family life are also going hungry.
Alex Padilla
There is no textbook guide to family life. You just have to try to find a way through it.
Emma Weymouth
The best defense against the terror of existence are the homely comforts of love, work, and family life, which connect us to a world that is independent of our wishes yet responsive to our needs.
Christopher Lasch
Love is the very essence of family life. Why is it that the children we love become so frequently the targets of our harsh words? Why is it that these children who love their fathers and mothers sometimes speak as if with daggers that cut to the quick? “There is beauty all around,” only when there’s love at home.
Gordon B. Hinckley
Wisdom is looking at life from God’s point of view. You look at life’s difficulties and tests as God looks at them. You look at family life and child rearing as God looks at them. You interpret current events as God would interpret them. You see the truth even though all around you are deception and lies.
Charles R. Swindoll
I simply contend that the middle-class ideal which demands that people be affectionate, respectable, honest and content, that they avoid excitements and cultivate serenity is the ideal that appeals to me, it is in short the ideal of affectionate family life, of honorable business methods.
Gertrude Stein
I come from a great family. I’ve seen family life and I know how wonderful, how nurturing, and how wonderful it can be.
Sidney Poitier
Thank God for the joys of family life. I have often said there can be no genuine happiness separate and apart from a good home. The sweetest influences and associations of life are there
Ezra Taft Benson
Human beings are the only creatures on earth that allow their children to come back home.
Bill Cosby
You don’t have a family doctor anymore like you did when you were a kid, who treated you throughout your life.
Mehmet Oz
It’s hard to keep family life and workplace separated.
Monique Lhuillier
Family life is the normal context in which we can learn that a life filled with thinking about others instead of ourselves is the sure road to the most fulfilling joys and satisfactions.
Alan Keyes
Working 24 hours a day isn’t enough anymore. You have to be willing to sacrifice everything to be successful, including your personal life, your family life, maybe more. If people think it’s any less, they’re wrong, and they will fail.
Kevin O’Leary
In every dispute between parent and child, both cannot be right, but they may be, and usually are, both wrong. It is this situation which gives family life its peculiar hysterical charm.
Isaac Rosenfeld
the American family is failing in its job of turning out stable human beings. … It is failing because Americans do not dare to cultivate in themselves those characteristics which would make family life creative and rewarding. To do so, would ruin them financially.
Margaret Halsey
I’m lucky in a lot of ways. And in my family life, my home life, is where I count myself the luckiest.
Ron Howard
Family life was wonderful. The streets were bleak. The playgrounds were bleak. But home was always warm. My mother and father had a great relationship. I always felt ‘safe’ there.
Robert Cormier
I have a dream of re-creating the fantastic family I grew up in with my brother and my parents. I am lucky that I have such a good image of family life – my father and mother are still in love, still happy.
Caterina Murino
Nothing is so much needed as a secure family life for a people seeking to rise out of poverty and backwardness.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
I put everything I had into it – all my feelings and everything I’d learned in 46 years of living, about family life and fathers and children. And my feelings about racial justice and inequality and opportunity.
Gregory Peck
I don’t have the best family life. I’m not going to have a sob story and be like, my parents abandoned me, because they didn’t. But they also are not that present. When I’m alone, I’m alone. I don’t have anybody to call, and so I have to create meaning from myself.
Constance Wu
I’d love to win a Grammy! Not ambitious or anything. And just having a really lovely bunch of kids and a happy family life, would be good for me.
Bat for Lashes
I have almost no memory of my parents ever speaking to each other. They split up on bad terms. I assumed that’s what family life was like. Just essentially a soap opera.
Kevin Parker
Within twenty years, he was the world’s biggest movie star, the husband of Maria Shriver, and an emerging Republican leader who was part of the Kennedy family.
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Cooking is an important part of a good, stable family life. I like to get the family together; there’s a huge nurturing element in it.
Jade Jagger
My family lives all around me. We see each other daily. It’s very, very complicated. I think that families hold us together and they split us apart.
Terry Tempest Williams
Our family life is a circus without a net. But I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Ernie Johnson Jr.
The innocence of such children doesn’t answer our deepest questions about this vale of tears to which we are condemned, but it helps to dispel them. That is the secret to family life.
Joyce Carol Oates
I’m not at all an active feminist. On the contrary, I’m a bourgeois. I love family life, I love doing the same thing every day.
Carla Bruni
My early family life was incredibly happy but I was very, very protected and very much living in a bubble. I was born with my legs bent inwards and clawed feet.
Toyah Willcox
I do see myself settling down, getting married and having kids. But when I think about a family life in the future there’s rarely a man involved which is kind of weird.
Amy Winehouse
My parents showed me by example that they could balance their work and family lives.
Ben Marcus
Family life is a daily struggle to turn love into happiness.
Robert Breault
I always tried to do things by example, even though I was not a very good mother regarding routines and family life.
Vivienne Westwood
Women are, in my view, natural peacemakers. As givers and nurturers of life, through their focus on human relationships and their engagement with the demanding work of raising children and protecting family life, they develop a deep sense of empathy that cuts through to underlying human realities.
Daisaku Ikeda
The family. We are a strange little band of characters trudging through life sharing diseases and toothpaste, coveting one another’s desserts, hiding shampoo, borrowing money, locking each other out of our rooms. . . and trying to figure out the common thread that bound us all together.
Erma Bombeck
In family life, love is the oil that eases friction, the cement that binds closer together, and the music that brings harmony.
Eva Burrows
Nervous states of the worst sort control me without pause. Everything that is not literature bores me and I hate it. I lack all aptitude for family life except, at best, as an observer. I have no family feeling and visitors make me almost feel as though I were maliciously being attacked.
Franz Kafka
All family life is organized around the most damaged person in it.
Sigmund Freud
Seventy-five years ago I was born in Tampico, Illinois, in a little flat above the bank building. We didn’t have any other contact with the bank than that.
Ronald Reagan
My family life and my ideals, my commitment to the community and to other people – all people – has been improved. I think less about myself and more about my community today.
Andre Braugher
A happy family is but an earlier heaven.
George Bernard Shaw
I was an only child. I needed an alternative to family life – to real life, you could almost say – and cartoons, pictures in a book, the animated movies, seemed to provide it.
John Updike
This is the hardest part of military family life – being away from each other.
Brianna Keilar
My family life reads a bit like ‘Little House on the Prairie.’ I was big sister to Joan, Renee, and brother William, and we grew up in Dalkey, a little town 10 miles outside of Dublin. It was a secure, safe and happy childhood, which was meant to be a disadvantage when it comes to writing stories about family dramas.
Maeve Binchy
Having the balance of a work life and a family life has been so good for me.
Nelly
People are less self-conscious in the intimacy of family life and during the anxiety of a great sorrow. The dazzling varnish of anextreme politeness is then less in evidence, and the true qualities of the heart regain their proper proportions.
Stendhal
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
Love is the best part of life
Suzi Quatro
I had made a vow to never stay in my home state to play, I wanted to go as far East Coast as possible, more or less to get away from my family life. I ended up staying in my home state and fell in love with it. I ended up having a beautiful relationship with my family over time and it was the best decision I’ve ever made.
Hope Solo
I’ve worked with Tim Burton five times, and it’s just like being part of a family; life doesn’t get much better than that.
Christopher Lee
There is also work to do in the evolution of a stable family life and values, and in ensuring that the Nigerian family is built on core values that will form the bedrock of the future society. We must showcase the ideals of family life and be models of family values.
Ibrahim Babangida
The happiest people I’ve found are in science. These people have three times the IQ – maybe I’m exaggerating. They have a higher IQ than I do. They love what they’re doing, they have a good family life, they’re satisfied.
Eli Broad
I feel only my friends and family need to know what is happening in my personal life.
Virat Kohli
The richest inheritance any child can have is a stable, loving, disciplined family life.
Daniel Patrick Moynihan
Mama, you know you raised me with no father figure. I wanna take this time to thank you, even though I’m doing life.
Wyclef Jean
My son taught me a few tricks about card games and Rishona spent time painting with me. She would also make us dalgona coffee at times. These small joys of family life have made me a very happy person.
Rituparna Sengupta
Music was always a big part of our family life. My dad’s brother used to play the harmonica at family parties, and my mum was in the Luton Girls Choir, who did lots of radio broadcasts and performances in the 50s. I have older cousins who used to play me their soul and ska records.
Paul Young
When I first came in, family life wasn’t at the forefront of your career or who you were as an artist. You was even supposed to be projected as a single man for the public.
Fabolous
Loft living is the antithesis of suburban domesticity, if only because the open spaces don’t easily accommodate family life. Lofts also offer residents the opportunity – and responsibility – to structure their own space to reflect what’s important to them.
Virginia Postrel
It is impossible to overstate the need for prayer in the fabric of family life.
James Dobson
When you’re dealing with students who are at risk, who come from a place like LeBron and myself, you have to really focus on the whole student. And that means their parents, their family life, their home life, food.
Maverick Carter
Kindness is the key to peace and harmony in family life.
Dalai Lama
Plan the town, if you like; but in doing it do not forget that you have got to spread the people. Make wider roads, but do not narrow the tenements behind. Dignify the city by all means, but not at the expense of the health of the home and the family life and the comfort of the average workman and citizen.
Thomas Adams
No single choice about how to organize work and family life is right or possible – for every family. And every choice has tradeoffs.
Stephanie Coontz
It is a very important matter, as a woman, to juggle everything… Your professional life, family, children etc.
Sonia Rykiel
I do as much charity work as I can and that my family life will allow. I do believe charity begins at home and the more we focus on our families, the better they will be.
Jamie Lee Curtis
So like what I want to do is connect all of my albums and make it tell a bigger kind of story. So the first album is very focused on her family life and her love life.
Melanie Martinez
Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life.
Albert Einstein
The growing diversity of family life comes with new possibilities as well as new challenges.
Stephanie Coontz
My family’s the most important thing in my life.
Joe Namath
I have my family life and I think it’s important to be able to shut the door and keep the door shut, and that keeps you grounded. You stay in reality.
Michael Ball
A man should never neglect his family for business.
Walt Disney
But however the forms of family life have changed and the number expanded, the role of the family has remained constant and it continues to be the major institution through which children pass en route to adulthood.
Bernice Weissbourd
Unfortunately, daily routine is the last thing I have with all three kids, family life, work, foundation, and the amount of travel that I do! So truly, what I try to do to keep myself centered is take breaths in between and before I start a new thing throughout the day.
Camila Alves
The best school of discipline is home. Family life is God’s own method of training the young, and homes are very much as women make them.
Samuel Smiles
We have freedoms and boundaries; we just have a great family life.
Kelly Preston
To have all my dear ones together under one roof – that is all I ask of life.
D.E. Stevenson
The book came after the fall of the Taliban, it says something about Afghan family life. Those kind of stories – what happens behind the scenes on a TV screen – are important.
Asne Seierstad
In family life, love is the oil that eases friction.
Eva Burrows
You live the life of a gipsy when you are on tour, and that’s not ideal for family life.
Mick Hucknall
Writing about your family is the hardest thing, unless you had the perfect happy family life, which very few of us have had.
Shana Alexander
The left dismisses talk about the collapse of family life and talks instead about the emergence of the growing new diversity of family types.
Christopher Lasch
I’ve been a slave to football. It follows you home, it follows you everywhere, and eats into your family life. But every working man misses out on some things because of his job.
Bill Shankly
Writing a memoir begins a process that doesn’t necessarily end with publication. You begin to think about family life and stories and relationships, and those are ongoing.
Sue Perkins
To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there.
Barbara Bush
One of the primary purposes of civilization – and certainly its primary strength – is the guarantee that family life can flourish in unity, peace, and order.
Robert Kennedy
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
I was thinking about it: so many of my stories are about my family life, not about being related to a lot of famous people. That’s my grandma, that’s my mama, my daddy, my aunt, my uncle, my stepdaddy. I’d probably tell them even if they weren’t well known.
Carlene Carter
Family life! The United Nations is child’s play compared to the tugs and splits and need to understand and forgive in any family.
May Sarton
I never wanted to go to college in the state of Washington because I was so embarrassed and ashamed of my family life. I wanted to run. That’s what always what I do, I run. I run as far away as I can.
Hope Solo
It’s in the kitchen that confidences are exchanged, that family life takes place; it’s among the remains of a meal or when your’re elbow-deep in peelings that you ask yourself what life is all about, rather than when you’re sunk in an armchair in the sitting room.
Benoite Groult
Any MP has to have a proper family life, they have to have support of their partner.
Michel Martelly
To put the world in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must first put the family in order; to put the family in order; we must first cultivate our personal life; we must first set our hearts right.
Confucius
Our family life was certainly not intellectual.
Douglass North
Life is a secret lease from God and we should not allow ourselves to be bruised. Family life is our strength and success.
Joseph Losey
For every veteran who goes through a divorce, a wife goes through one, too. For every veteran alone in the basement, there is a wife upstairs, bewildered, isolated and in despair from the dark clouds of war that hangs over family life.
Karl Marlantes
Before I became an orphan of the Holocaust my early family life was stable. I grew up as a German Jew in Frankfurt, and I was in a household with two loving parents and an adoring grandmother who spoiled me. My mother helped my father in their wholesale business and they went to synagogue every Friday.
Ruth Westheimer
Of all the groups that sometimes claim to own your life, family is the hardest to defend your individual sovereignty from.
L. Neil Smith
I still think it’s essential for a parent to cook with their children. Weighing out the ingredients and learning where the food comes from is educational, but it also helps to place meal times at the heart of family life. We never had dinner in front of the TV.
Mary Berry
So sweet and precious is family life.
James McBride
Whether we like it or not, a breakdown in home-life will eventually lead to a breakdown everywhere. This is, surely, the most menacing and dangerous aspect of the state of society at this present time. Once the family idea, the family unit, the family life is broken up – once that goes, soon you will have no other allegiance.
Martyn
The further I get away from coaching, the more I know I made the right decision. You almost forget how wonderful family life is.
Tony Dungy
I want people to take the initiative to find veterans that need help, veterans that are suffering and in need of assistance reintegrating from combat back into society, into normal family lives and jobs. We need to take a real boots on the ground approach to helping veterans in need.
Max Martini
I arrange it by working four days away from home, and three days at home with the family, so I work four long days rather than five shorter. But it’s hard because everything is on hold. We have to restore the family life during the weekends.
Sofia Helin
My father was in real estate, banking, and land management. As family life, it was very conventional, happy, and comfortable. We weren’t wealthy, but we were well-off.
Julia Child
I swore I would never do a reality show. I’ve been offered them for years and years because our family life is a little crazy – I will admit to that. Definitely not the conventional mom or family – or anything, for that matter.
Drea De Matteo
We book people are always preaching about reading aloud to children, but unless you do, you can’t realize how it enriches family life.
Katherine Paterson
Happiness is being content with what you have, living in freedom and liberty, having a good family life and good friends.
Divyanka Tripathi
One of man’s basic concerns is a house – a place to find protection from the rain and elements. But a house can be much more than a building. It is the social context of his family life — the place where he loves and shares with this closest to him.
Pedro Arrupe
Family life is tough, I’ll say that for it. But in my case, I’ve mined the family. In a sense, I’ve used it. I’ve used what happened – the different events, the births of children, birthdays. Connecting, not connecting. Regret, shame, guilt. I mean, they’re all in the songs. And love, too, I hasten to add.
Loudon Wainwright III
All the lessons of psychiatry, psychology, social work, indeed culture, have taught us over the last hundred years that it is the acceptance of differences, not the search for similarities which enables people to relate to each other in their personal or family lives.
John Ralston Saul
New Labour needs to realise that family life and the way we raise our children are private matters.
Charles Kennedy
Enough is enough. Six years you serve the countries. You been working hard. You sacrifice your time even your life. And, even your family life. So it’s, it’s time for me to go back as a private citizen. And contribute to the Thai society outside political arena.
Thaksin Shinawatra
Family life got better and we got our car back – as soon as we put ‘I love Mom’ on the license plate.
Erma Bombeck
I oppose any attempt to grant homosexual unions the same legal privileges that civil government affords to traditional marriage and family life.
Todd Akin
Workplaces need to respond to the reality of family life in the 21st century, and allowing employees to have seven sick days a year is a bare minimum, the fact that the United States is one of just a handful of countries that does not require paid family or sick leave is nothing short of shameful.
Rosa DeLauro
It’s very easy for me to just encourage people in their family life and in their children. It’s just very natural to me. It’s what I feel comfortable doing, and so I enjoy it.
Victoria Osteen
Even when my parents were together, they both had to travel and work, and it wasn’t like they had nine-to-five jobs. In that way, it wasn’t a normal family life.
Georgia May Jagger
The worst thing a man can admit is ‘I’m not 100 percent fulfilled by my family.’ But it doesn’t mean he doesn’t love his family. I love my family, but I still want to work; I still want challenges. It took me a while to fall in love with the responsibility of family life, and it was a deep thing when I did.
David Duchovny
I want to stress again the importance of really living what we claim to believe. That needs to be a priority-not just in our personal and family lives but in our churches, our political choices, our business dealings, our treatment of the poor; in other words, in everything we do.
Charles J. Chaput
I’m interested in human behavior, and what happened in my family life is definitely not a unique story. There are aspects of that I’m sure you can see through the work. But I’m just looking for something that touches me.
Charlize Theron
When I went to Philadelphia I was 26 years old and really sitting on top of the world. Family life, a professional career, plenty of friends and associates, and a good reputation, a wish list that could be the envy of many.
Julius Erving
What I learned is that it’s very hard to have both a family life and a touring life simultaneously.
Domino Kirke
The art of living demands that our interest in bringing forth flowers in our family life equal the interest we take in bringing them forth in our window gardens. So long as their home-life aesthetics have not become ethics, women need not expect husbands, children, or servants to feel happy in the homes of their creation.
Ellen Key
I didn’t have any expectations of what my family life would end up being like. But I’ve been very blessed in my life to have a wife who loves me and supports me and is able to be in my band and travel with me.
Josh Turner
If you take out of your statutes, your constitution, your family life all that is taken from the Sacred Book, what would there be left to bind society together?
Benjamin Harrison
If you are from an ordinary working class family, life is just much harder than many people in politics realise.
Theresa May
My mom and dad – they were always there. They were always on the set. They focused on our family life. The entertainment business wasn’t the end-all. They weren’t out to get the next big paycheck or the next big movie. It was about ‘What can we do as a family.’
Candace Cameron Bure
The great danger for family life, in the midst of any society whose idols are pleasure, comfort and independence, lies in the fact that people close their hearts and become selfish.
Pope John Paul II
I don’t think I will ever cross-contaminate my private life and my family life with my public and professional worlds.
Aimee Osbourne
Getting married has certainly made a massive difference to my own life. So I am committed to giving support for family finances and having the right policies for work-life balance that make it easier for couples to have a rich family life.
Gordon Brown
At times, my nostalgia for our family life as it used to be–for our own imperfect, cherished, irretrievable past–is nearly overwhelming.
Katrina Kenison
There are people who are very good at disconnecting themselves and becoming other people, and separating from their family lives and going on. They change their names, they become someone else entirely, maybe out west.
Marco Roth
I know enough of the family life of officers. I scarcely know my own children or they me.
Zachary Taylor
The wheel [migration] has been spinning and spinning and spinning. Wouldn’t it be nice to imagine a world where that circle stops spinning in that crazy way? Because that’s a huge wheel that’s crushing people’s lives, real people’s lives, families.
Ruben Martinez
I never look back at all. All of my sentiment and emotion goes into my family. I’m an extremely family oriented person and I have a very, very happy family life. That doesn’t just include blood relations. I have friends who are close to me.
Michael Caine
I really cherish my family life, because at one point I never thought I’d have it.
Katie Piper
This show has been a major revitalization of my family life and personal life. It gave my family an avenue to speak to me honestly.
Willie Aames
Governments and politicians use the family as an indicator of the health and strength of social life. Politicians fear that any weakening of family life will in some way sap the vitality of national life…. The family is also important to businessmen. It is one of the major purchasing groups of our consumer society.
Adrian Wilson
Family life itself, that safest, most traditional, most approved of female choices, is not a sanctuary: It is, perpetually, a dangerous place.
Margaret Drabble
Our society is so fragmented, our family lives so sundered by physical and emotional distance, our friendships so sporadic, our intimacies so ‘in-between’ things and often so utilitarian, that there are few places where we can feel truly safe.
Henri Nouwen
As an actor, I’m in such a privileged position because my work is job by job. If something doesn’t fit in with family life, there’s more flexibility.
Natasha Little
There is a true Buddha in family life; there is a real Tao in everyday activities. If people can be sincere and harmonious, promoting communication with a cheerful demeanor and friendly words, that is much better than formal meditation practice.
Zicheng Hong
My family life is a deep source of satisfaction.
James Heckman
Only as far as a man is happily married to himself is he fit for married life and family life in general.
Novalis
While unions did not play a part in my family life when I was being brought up, my early years were most certainly spent in a working-class community.
Jim Ratcliffe
From my own point of view, I went to college in the States. I am very comfortable on the PGA Tour. I have made my family life over there. It would be a big upheaval for me to play full time in Europe, which is why I have decided that I am going to play mostly in the U.S. but still support Europe when it is possible.
Luke Donald
In intimate family life, there comes a moment when children, willingly or no, become the judges of their parents.
Honore de Balzac
The dark, uneasy world of family life – where the greatest can fail and the humblest succeed.
Randall Jarrell
We participate and are responsible for a lot of the things that happen to us. If you hate your job, you are much more likely to get sick and die at a younger age than someone who’s happy at work and has a nice family life and is mentally well adjusted.
Bernie Siegel
We spent our whole married life in the ultra-competitive world of professional football, Lauren and I had always tried to view it through God’s eyes. As much fun as it was to be winning, we tried not to get caught up in it. We knew that our family life and our faith walk were more important.
Tony Dungy
To be born, or at any rate bred, in a hand-bag, whether it had handles or not, seems to me to display a contempt for the ordinary decencies of family life that reminds one of the worst excesses of the French Revolution.
Oscar Wilde
I’ve been through a lot of things in my personal and family life. That turned me into a fighter. I always strive to be the best I possibly can.
Hope Solo
In family life people almost always adjust themselves to misfortune. They make a bed of it and hope makes them accept that bed, however hard it is.
Honore de Balzac
Social historians of the future no doubt will be amused by the fact that we late-twentieth-century Americans found it acceptable to discuss publicly in detail the most intimate aspects of personal life, while maintaining an almost prudish reserve concerning the political significance of family life.
Mary Ann Glendon
I’m not going to be able to talk about the people who are involved specifically in any ongoing judicial process. We do the same thing with all our players. We take a look, as I said, at their personal family life, we look at the history of what they’ve done in high school and college.
Bill Belichick
I stayed away from family life and stayed fixated on getting rights for the backward castes. This is why I could never have a family, as it brings added responsibilities, and people start accusing them of giving more importance or focus on their families.
Mayawati
Every performer has to decide for themselves whether they feel they can combine family life and their performing life, and they have to establish a division that makes them happy. I never thought it would be a problem and it hasn’t been.
Rebbie Jackson
Everyone bowed to that unwritten law of family life which ordains that, in the long run, everyone submerges his personal preference in the effort to conform to that of the member of the circle who complains most loudly and is most difficult to satisfy.
Dorothy Canfield Fisher
The first thing that a person finds in life and the last to which he holds out his hand, and the most precious that he possess, even if he does not realize it, is family life.
Adolph Kolping
The message I really want to get out there is that I’m someone who works hard, gets the most out of his talent, off the course has a great family life.
Luke Donald
Family life is too intimate to be preserved by the spirit of justice. It can be sustained by a spirit of love which goes beyond justice.
Reinhold Niebuhr
I separate my family life from fighting.
B. J. Penn
You and I and almost all Americans are beneficiaries of the new economy. But we are also losing parts of our lives to the new economy – aspects of our family lives, our friendships, our communities, ourselves.
Robert Reich
You’ve got a movie where the pro-choice family gives their daughter no choice. The pro-life family murders. What seems to be the good mother, the kind of hippie painter, sweet and cute mother has no love for her daughter really.
Ellen Barkin
I’d been doing shows, but I slowed down because I had a daughter and got to spend some time having more of a family life.
Goapele
In Pope Francis’s ‘Amoris Laetitia’ (The Joy of Love), an apostolic exhortation on Catholic family life, he does not make earth-shattering doctrinal changes with regards to divorced Catholics, same-sex married Catholics, or the church’s stance on homosexuality.
Anthea Butler
Family life is a bit like a runny peach pie – not perfect but who’s complaining?
Robert Breault
Without conjuring up fantasies of bygone eras with family games and long, leisurely meals, the question arises: isn’t there a better family life available than this dismal, mechanized arrangement of children watching television for however long is allowed them, evening after evening?
Marie Winn
I knew when I got into this business I couldn’t have it both ways: I could live the playboy lifestyle, which is not a bad thing to do, or have a traditional family life, which is how I grew up. And that was more important to me.
Chris O’Donnell
It’s really important to recognize that family life in America has changed pretty dramatically.
Jeb Bush
When you have children, you don’t have downtime, but I have a family life that is rich and fulfiling.
Julianne Moore
Shooting a television show is hard enough, and it takes a lot of time away from your personal life and your family life.
David Boreanaz
To me, my mother is very beautiful and the epitome of a woman. She knows how to balance a busy professional life with family life.
Manushi Chhillar
Fundamental relationships are being called into question, as is the very basis of marriage and the family. I can only reiterate the importance and, above all, the richness and the beauty of family life.
Pope Francis
Between the marketplace and government there exists all of that which makes life worth living-family life, spiritual life, the art and culture that make our spirits soar.
Hillary Clinton
I don’t hope for anything. Not only in my professional life, but in my family life also. My total lifestyle is like that.
Mohanlal
Family is the most important thing in the world.
Princess Diana
In Roslyn, Pennsylvania, we started our real-life family circus. They provided the inspiration for my cartoons. I provided the perspiration.
Bil Keane
Being in love with a lot of people is incompatible with a stable family life.
Kris Kristofferson
Home is the first refuge from – and last defense against – the disappointments and the terrors of life.
Dean Koontz
It’s at the core of the Catholic faith, and to imagine how we are going to succeed in our country unless we have committed family life, a child-centered family system, is hard to imagine.
Jeb Bush