My Family Quotes by Ariel Gore, Mark Coleman, Vinnie Tortorich, Roger Bannister, Joe Sakic, Ja Rule and many others.
I’ve been thinking about disowning some of my genes lately. I have a few healthy, happy, long-living optimists in my family tree – most of them fans of Christian Science founder Mary Baker Eddy, a major champion of positive thinking. But I’ve got plenty of ancestors who played out more tortured hands.
I was an angry young man, as you say. I was a punk rocker, blaming the government, corporations, and anything external, like my family, for my anger. I was pretty miserable, festering in my own mind. I began to think, there has to be a different way, there has to be another way out.
Anytime I think about a product, I think about my family and friends. В Would they be proud of me if I put this out?
My family actually lived in the same village for about 400 years. They had great stability until the last century. People lived and intermarried in small villages.
After 20 years in the game, I was fortunate to get away from the game and enjoy my family, which was great for me.
I love to see my family together. That’s what life is about. It’s about family.
When I came back from filming ‘Abduction’, I told my agent: I’m staying in London now. If it takes doing children’s theater from the back of a van in Kilburn, that’s OK. I need to be with my family. My job is to keep the family together and provide for them.
I was raised really strongly on The Beatles; they were huge in my family, my parents loved them, and they used to quiz me on who was singing which song, and we’d play certain records for certain events, and things like that. So I mean, they were sort of my introduction to pop music.
Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible – the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.
It was my 44th win [in Monaco]; 44 is my race number; and it’s been my number since I was 8. And it’s my family’s number as well. So it was a special day, for sure.
I think the work ethic that was established in my family was something very important. If you plant the seed, if you sow sparingly and reap sparingly. If you sow in abundance you’ll reap in abundance.
I did not grow up a cinefile. No one in my family was in the film business or even anything close to it.
I come from a very illustrious line of divorces. We love to get divorced in my family. My mother and father have been married four times each – eight ceremonies with the best of intentions.
I have a British passport, but the rest of my family have Indian passports, and I am Indian.
My family are my priority but I’ve always had a strong work ethic and I like to be busy.
The Hawaiian Islands were discovered by hardy Polynesian sailors, who crossed thousands of miles of open ocean in primitive canoes, braving violent storm-tossed seas for months at a time. My family and I arrived by modern commercial aviation, which was infinitely worse.
I’m happiest at home hanging out with the kids… Having a family has been my saving grace because I don’t work back to back on anything or I’d drive myself to an early grave with guilt and worry for my family, whom I’d never see.
Instead of growing old gracefully, at home with my family – reading and writing and praying and thinking – too much of my time has been spent at airports and in hotels.
I take my kids to school and if I go to work they visit me on set, I come home. I have dinner with my family. I have breakfast with my family. I have a very solid, a very warm home. I’m fortunate.
If there were any people who were my role models I would just say it was my family’s influence and the family and the kids around me.
I leave my circle tight in keep my family close.
When I had made more money than I needed for myself and my family, I set up a foundation to promote the values and principles of a free and open society.
If my son wants to be a pimp when he grows up, that’s fine with me. I hope he’s a good one and enjoys it and doesn’t get caught. I’ll support him in this. But if he wants to be a network administrator, he’s out of the house and not part of my family.
My family really does come first. It always did and always will.
My family life is a deep source of satisfaction.
Tending 100-year-old vines, I’ve been fortunate to craft highly rated, small production, estate grown wines since 1998. A labor of love, our wines are sustainably farmed, carry the story of my family in every glass and are simply the most satisfying of all my personal endeavors.
And when I’ve been away from my family and friends, I have felt good hearing some of those old songs.
I never looked at music as a serious venВture. There was very little encouragement from my family. I didn’t have anybody to entertain, so it was hard to get motivated.
I pray everyday. I make sure that my family is OK. I make sure my son is all right.
My family wasn’t terribly affluent and looked upon money very carefully as something that had to be saved, not spent. My father built the ducting that took air into the copper mines and made about 6 d a yard in the Thirties, which was good money back then.
I thought about the cameras following me in the terminal and pictured my family watching my entrance on TV. I hoped theyвЂ™d be proud.
I take two hours off for my family every day. And then I write fourteen hours.
During the week, my days are consumed with school commitments, play-dates and work for Baby Buggy, a nonprofit I started, which collects kids’ gear for parents in need. So on weekends, I look forward to uninterrupted time with my family.
I was also very concerned about protecting my family.
I read a book a day when I was a kid. My family was not literary; we did not have any books in the house.
My ultimate life dream project is my kids. My family.
My family is from Liverpool, so I have some of those vowel sounds, I’ve got the slack tone of someone from Birmingham, and then I was raised in Bedford, which is just north of London. So my accent, if it’s possible, makes even less sense to a Brit than to an American.
I approached everything, my job, my family, my romances, with intensity.
Of course, my family has been a big reason for me to come back, especially my son who loves the game of hockey – he was a big reason for me coming back.
My family for several generations have been members of the Unitarian Church.
Sister is probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once the sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship.
I’m a pretty uncomplicated person. I live a very simple life with my family and I enjoy very ordinary things.
My family comes first, and you have to be in charge to be able to protect that. You have to be the one who says no or you don’t have a life, which is what I found out the first time.
The family is the corner stone of our society. More than any other force it shapes the attitude, the hopes, the ambitions, and the values of the child. And when the family collapses it is the children that are usually damaged. When it happens on a massive scale the community itself is crippled.
The only thing I fear is the harmful effects on my family, who I won’t be able to help any more. That’s what keeps me up at night.
If I had a magic wand, I would live in a building in New York, big enough so my friends, my family could all have apartments in it. We’d raise our kids in the same space and have backyard barbecues and get old and fat together.
I certainly don’t walk around my home or being with my family and just using profane language all the time, but on stage, it’s a constant.
I think people like to think I’m in some way financially dependent on my family – on my dad – but the fact of the matter is I’ve been emancipated from my father since I was 14 years old. That’s something people don’t know or understand.
I’ve been working since I was five years old, and everyone in my life, outside of my family, would look at us and go, “You’re crazy! Take your kid out of the business and put them in school because you’re never gonna succeed.”
Let the machine take care of the machines, and I’ll go spend more time with my family, or golf.
I was horrified. Absolutely heart sick. All I could think of was that after 23 years together, I’d lost my faithful ally. I couldn’t sleep, couldn’t get the loss out of my mind. It was like discovering that someone in my family had died.
My whole life has been traveling, so it just seems normal to me, … I’m able to leave on a bus with eight or nine guys, and I feel really comfortable with it. I’ve always done it. It’s heaps of fun. They’re all people I get along with really well. They’re all my family, my best friends.
I was the first person in my family born in the United States. My mom is from Croatia, and my dad is from Iran. They met at music school in Belgium. I grew up as a pianist.
My family is all lawyers. Most people when they come on shows like this, “I’m proud of the first member of my family to get a college education.”
My family moved to Israel when I was eight until I was 10, and then we came back, and my parents split up. I was suddenly in a single-parent home and on scholarship. Fifth grade was such a hard year for me.
I was somebody who was 14 years old and who got an opportunity to do a job where I could make money, and, most important, to go to school and to help my family financially. And luckily I was successful in my job, thank God. And there were a lot of people my age who didn’t have that freedom I had and I’m grateful.
I will always find something that I want to try and become better at. I always love to spend more time with my friends, more time with my family, my extended family. I always want to read more books.
My parents taught me service – not by saying, but by doing. That was my culture, the culture of my family.
I am very close to my family. I have learned a lot from my father. He used to tell me to be honest with yourself and not to argue with your seniors. You dont need to be involved in any quarrel, as sometimes you need to remain silent intelligently.
When I was a kid my family was really poor and I remember one Halloween I wanted to dress up really scary and my parents came home with a duck costume. I wore that costume for years! I hated it.
I’ve owned a business for 26 years. My family isn’t in politics and my supporters aren’t special interest groups in Madison and Milwaukee.
In that I found being able to talk to my family about my feelings, praying for strength and realizing that our lives have a deep purpose and the journey of our lives is to find out what that is and express it, was the only way I could have gotten through it.
I love my family. I came home the other days. My brother’s passed-out on the couch, holding an empty bottle of sleeping pills. So I called the paramedics, and they pumped his stomach, and I think he’s learned his lesson: you know, never to take my last two sleeping pills.
The family is the corner stone of our society.
My fervent hope is that it would be possible for me and my family to leave for the U.S. on Hillary Clinton’s plane.
Every time I’ve talked about my family in the past, people have ended up getting upset. So I said to my friends and family: ‘I shan’t refer to you at all, and there’s nothing for you to get upset about. There’s the deal.
I don’t have anything against my mom, but my family has no emotional connection to each other.
My family’s great and everybody’s happy and healthy and my career is good. But personally, I had to sacrifice a lot in my own personal life. And I regret that.
I’m about the only person in my family that’s made it to 24 without being married. That’s the way it works where I’m from. Most people, if you find someone to marry in high school, you do that, and if you don’t find that, then you find someone in college.
And me having kids, with my family history? My mom: mentally ill, shot and killed her last husband. My father: six ex-wives, four heart attacks. Both of my parents think alcohol is a food group.
My family is part Creole, and were Indian, and were also very, very black. My father was so black, he was blue.
I never saved my money. Whenever I worked in the past, I would spend it on my family or my husbands.
And as a child I was filled with passionate admiration for acts of civic courage I had seen performed by an elderly military doctor, who was a friend of my family.
At first, when I got bad press and people would talk bad about my family or something like that, I would get really upset, but now it’s just not worth my energy.
Because I didn’t have brothers, I was always interested in the kids down the street that had four brothers in their family, so I became one of them – but it was not my family. I’ve always been attracted to temporary families. They tend to be lost characters.
Antagonism in my family comes wrapped in layers of code, sideways feints, full deniability. I believe the same can be said of many families.
I like to be home every night with my family.
My passion strengthens daily to quit political turmoil, and retire into the bosom of my family, the only scene of sincere and purehappiness.
So I really did stop and change what I saw I was about, and really try to put that principle into play as the center of everything – my friendships, my marriage, my career, my family, my way of being in the world. And that changed everything for me.
I really can’t say what inspires me the most, because I’m inspired by just about everything. My feelings and relationships, my family, Scooby-Doo. Opinion of my work. Everything. Not just one thing.
My mom died when I was 22. My stepfather, who I loved like a father, pretty quickly got involved with another woman. Suddenly there was another woman sleeping in my mother’s bed, and it was very difficult. Their relationship brought up my profound loss, and the truth was that my family would never be the same again.
My family were staunch believers in physical violence, not automatic violence, and we had a Safeway around the corner, so we never really needed to kill anything.
Apparently, one in five people in the world are Chinese. And there are five people in my family, so it must be one of them. It’s either my mum or my dad. Or my older brother, Colin. Or my younger brother, Ho-Chan-Chu. But I think it’s Colin.
I savour the adulation and love I have been getting from my fans and the blessings of elders in my family. Fourteen years have given me a lot and I can’t thank God and the industry enough.
I had no agenda in writing this play except expressing myself. . . . It later occurred to me that I was not only announcing things to my family; I was announcing it to the world. Of course, if the play had been a flop, only my family would have known.
I think that the perceived downs in my own career come from just managing my time and not feeling that I have enough time for my family or my friends. You could put that in the personal life category but it’s all one category because I’ve got to balance my family.
I’m not trying to represent the whole Latino community. There are too many different cultures, and Latinos will always say, ‘My family doesn’t do that.’
I know you hear horror stories about child actors, but I think in my family when I did start acting it was never a big deal.
I confessed to Tobias, soon after that, that I had lost my entire family. And he assured me that he was my family now. -Tris Prior
I can get up in the morning and look myself in the mirror and my family can look at me too and that’s all that matters.
I have excellent relationships with Jewish organizations and participate every year in a Hanukkah celebration with my family. There haven’t been any anti-Semitic tendencies in my team for a long time.
I thought, ‘If I’m going to die, I’m going to videotape it.’ So I got out my little video recorder and was taping goodbyes to my family.
‘One Tree Hill’ really had an impact on my life. It was the first time I left my house and my family in New York and went to a small town in North Carolina. It was the most incredible experience for me.
My family’s lineage is five generations of artists who never made it.
The compliment that I like more than anything is when my family tells me I’m the same Ryan. I never want to become a celeb who forgets about anybody or has a big head about himself.
I’m part German and part Irish. In fact, there’s even a town in Germany that was named after my family, Limbach or so forth. And I don’t know. I might even have some Indian blood in there.
The Sabbath is a weekly cathedral raised up in my dining room, in my family, in my heart.
I am the shortest and least funny person in my family.
One of the reasons my father … became a dentist was so he could always be home for dinner and spend weekends with his family. At one point he had thought about being a musician, but he said, I’m not going to do that because I’d be on the road all the time and I wouldn’t be with my family.
My family was big on sharing. I guess it was just the way I was brought up. Or maybe, I read those fairy tales in which one good turn elicits another. But in writing, yes, some older writers were kind to me when I was young; although some others were not.
My family are too grounded, and I will go home to visit. I always need my dose of Liverpool to keep me grounded.
My doctor is a family physician. He treats my family and I support his.
I love America, and I love to say that my family is American.
My family was always present when I needed them and sometimes felt even stronger emotions than me.
My family achieved success not in spite of, but because of the American system of taxation. After all, without reliable and safe roads thereвЂ™d have been no Disneyland; without high functioning legal systems and a well regulated business environment there would have been no copyright protection for Mickey Mouse.
My name, the McGregor name, my family’s motto … means royal is in my blood. That goes way back. So for [Aldo] to say he is the king and I am the joker, if this was a different time, I would invade his favela on horseback and kill anyone that was not fit to work. But we are in a new time. So I’ll whoop his ass in July.
My family and my friends inspire me.
I only get to spend about six to eight weeks in Australia now and I really miss my family and friends.
My default position is not to be an actor. My default position is to be a follower of Jesus Christ. If that means I continue in acting, great! I’d love that. But if it means I need to change professions someday because I can’t provide for my family, well, that’s what I need to do.
My family keeps me pretty grounded. Like if I try anything diva, they’re like, ‘Oh shut up. Go and do the dishwasher.’
My family, my fans and yes, romance is always there in one way or another. Life is full of these emotions and I have always found pleasure in incorporating them into my music.
When I look at the Abnegation lifestyle as an outsider, I think itвЂ™s beautiful. When I watch my family move in harmony; when we go to dinner parties and everyone cleans together afterward without having to be asked; when I see Caleb help strangers carry their groceries, I fall in love with this life all over again.
I was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. My family was not nationally known as being a literary family, though my mother and my mother’s side of the family in general were interested in literature.
It was something I was more interested in myself. When I went to see my sister dance at ballet, I was really into costumes and the arts, and my family was also supportive of whatever me and my sister wanted to do. I would say I pushed myself the most to be into design.
Religion was important to me. My family and I were very religious. I acctualy believe the work I did was a calling from God himself.
I would find it very strange to be on the road without my family. It’s really second nature to me.
I try to combine my work with my family, that’s what I aspire to. I don’t say that’s the only thing. It’s not all work and family, because otherwise you would be saying no to the many other things in life and there are many other things.
I don’t have any home. Everyone I grew up with, my family, are all dead. So I feel kind of like a ghost. I’m more interested in the past.
I’m very attached to my family and protective of them and miss them, and that situation, my connection with that can make me become very vulnerable.
The big thing in my family growing up is that everybody had to play a musical instrument. We were like the von Trapps.
Excessive drinking is not good for my health, my family or my game. There has definitely been a change, and I feel better for it.
I don’t have to rap in a stadium. As long as I can provide for my family and my art, and live comfortably and live well, then I’m good. And with my talent level and my skill level, I’ll get there.
I am extremely thankful for my family. I am very thankful for what God is allowing me to do artistically. What a dream come true for me! That I get the opportunity every single day to use my talent for His glory.
There were two movies that asked me to go to Australia or New Zealand for long periods of time. One was ‘Lord of the Rings’ and one was ‘The Matrix.’ But I was actively involved at that time raising my family, and I couldn’t really take that time out.
In retrospect I wrote things about my life and my family’s existence, I realized that it was a frighteningly harsh way to make a living. And I used to say that they were slowly dying trying to make a living.
My father offered his life so our democracy could live. My mother devoted her life to nurturing that democracy. I will dedicate my life to making our democracy reach its fullest potential: that of ensuring equality for all. My family has sacrificed much and I am willing to do this again if necessary.
If you asked anybody in my family, they would have very stridently proclaimed themselves middle class. My mother and father were separated, so he doesn’t count.
My family was poor, my father drove a cab for a living, but we felt normal because everybody else was in the same boat.
Growing up, I lived a moderate lifestyle with my family.
I feel like confidence is something that ebbs and flows. I was given a lot of love and attention from my family growing up, so for sure I had a natural confidence.
My family has served the country in almost every major war since the Civil War.
I spend time with my family. I have got two daughters who are too young to know their Dad’s a footballer. They just want to play with their Dad. I like to play golf, too, but apart from that, that’s me, I’m afraid.
Me I never had the chance to say,Well,I’m going to do something I want to do.”I always did if for my family,for my children, for my father,for my mother.”
Of course my family and friends are incredibly valuable to me. They keep me sane, they teach me things and I love spending time with them. I think that ranking what you value is a sort of western and linear way of looking at things.
Skin cancer became personal to my family when my father was diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma.
I’ve always been an avid reader. Everyone in my family read a lot. Considering we were from a little town, we were pretty literate.
I always have been a guy that’s always smiling, always laughing. And really, my family, man. Just them right there, when I see my little girls, I mean, that’s just an automatic smile right there.
My family has spent 400 years farming on the banks of the Rio Grande. We know the value of hard work, love of the community, love for water and land.
It was like a family reunion, watching the movie. It’s always a good feeling when I can get a screening for my family.
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.
The family you come from isn’t as important as the family you’re going to have
My family had liberal positions.
3D, the ever-changing 3D. It’s great. It’s been really interesting. My family came to the set a few times, and I see them with their 3D glasses on. It’s lovely to have them there and be a part of it, and see the magic that we’re playing with, because it really is incomprehensible until you see it on a 3D screen.
If youвЂ™re a part of my family, I will love you violently.
I would look at a dog and when our eyes met, I realized that the dog and all creatures are my family. They’re like you and me.
The only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works, is the family.
It was the old psychosomatic side-step. Everyone in my family dances it at every opportunity. You’ve given me a splitting headache! You’ve given me indigestion! You’ve given me crotch rot! You’ve given me auditory hallucinations! You’ve given me a heart attack! You’ve given me cancer!
I just love animals, and I’m an advocate for animals rights, and my family has rescued dogs from all over the world. I don’t believe in animal testing. If you see me in fur, it’s always fake. Sometimes you see me wearing skulls, but those are all from roadkill
I’m the youngest of 12 children. And although I was the youngest, I tried to organize things in my family. When there were disputes, I tried to mediate.
We [in my family] don’t like to mess around and talk about our problems or complain, it’s just not anything that we do.
I think about my family first. I want my family to not want for anything. I would like to make sure they have no worries.
I enjoy writing, I enjoy my house, my family and, more than anything I enjoy the feeling of seeing each day used to the full to actually produce something. The end.
I have not been an easygoing guy. I think it’s called bipolar manic depression. I’ve got a rich history of that in my family.
The most important thing is that I’m in a position to take care of my family and take care of my moms, man. I can take care of myself now and my mom is able to just worry about herself and do what she wants to do.
I’m passionate about everything, like my family and friends. Anybody I am talkin’ to is gonna be bona fide real. There is no substitution for happiness. Period.
I do want to have holidays and see my family and friends.
I was abused my family was the “brady bunch
Cigarettes are pretty much my worst vice, and I even stopped smoking for 20 years. I spend most of my free time with my family and working on art.
All I really need is a song in my heart, food in my belly, and love in my family.
I think my muse is all around me…at least the opportunities for creation are all around. I especially enjoy being in my home and with my family. Families do so many things to center us. At least that is true for me. I think all my stories come from a very real, heartfelt place…a desire to connect and be connected.
I love my family, they love me. And my little brothers, they’re like my sons. I raised them.
I love Pittsburgh. Most of my family still lives there and I try to get back a couple of times a year.
When I’m just walking around, I swap between the British and the American, and when I’m with my family I’m with my Nigerian accent.
I decided I didn’t want to be a slave to any passion any more except for my work, i had too many passions – bridge, horses, gambling. I want to live a different kind of life, be with my family more because I didn’t give them enough time.
There’re lots of musicians in my family, too. My mother sings incredibly well. I’ve got to make a record with my mother’s voice on it. She sings a lyric soprano. We do the opposite. I’m a baritone. She’s a star singer in her church. She always does her solo.
Money means I can support my family and still do what I love. Not very many people can say that in this world, and not many writers can say that.
Even my family laughed at me because they thought this young guy who’s always stuttering in front of other people should be in front of 100 musicians and talk to them and leading them.
I soak up personalities and energy. I can identify with anything because truthfully everything that makes up the world is characterized in some way in my family I feel, so my empathy is strong for mankind in general.
My family… always had the value of the family table and these cultural influences of growing up.
I was very dawn to people I loved, to my family, to my father, to my sister, to my brothers.
Paris is where my family are, but it’s not really home now because I have dear friends in London and dear friends in New York.
I know how much respect I have for people of all different faiths, but especially for my family, who are the most important people in my life, and who are still practicing, and deeply religious.
My family survived losing money to Bernie Madoff incredibly well compared to others.
I am dying innocent. The sentence is wrong. God protect Germany and make Germany great again. Long live Germany! God protect my family!
I love doing shows. I love rocking shows. I love playing instruments. I love singing. If I can find a way to do that and feed my family, then I’m a happy man.
My family is large and in charge! Thats my favorite way to describe them.
I’m focusing on my family, raising my family, and staying blessed.
When I lived in Hong Kong, I felt that Hong Kong is my family.
Many things inspire me. First and foremost, my family, my husband, and our son. I find that the love we share fills me up and makes me see and appreciate life in a different way.
There’s no doubt having an autistic child represents tremendous challenges for both the children and their parents, but in my experience, it has brought me closer to my family and has given me an appreciation for how the human brain develops and the uniqueness of each child it afflicts.
No matter how much money I ever get, I’m going to want to provide for my family and never have to go back to really struggling. You don’t ever want to go outside, you don’t ever want to be left in the cold. You want to be safe.
My family is still very Southern Baptist, and they’re religious.
I like to buy books for the kids in my family. I guess that’s why they call me the ‘mean’ aunt.
My family, although they’re very large on both my parents’ sides, they don’t know much about their family tree. Occasionally, they try to dig, but they can’t get very far, and it’s baffling. In Dublin, it seems that so many public records were wiped out; it’s proven to be very difficult, so I know very little.
So, Im thinking of a name for a villain that has a sense of humor. I thought of The Joker as a name, and as soon as I thought that, I associate it with the playing card, as my family had a tradition of champion playing; my brother was a contract champion bridge player. There were always cards around the house.
Oh, I know my family’s not of royal blood, but you needn’t throw it in my face all the time.
I started playing bluegrass with my family, so there were the G, C and D chords. I was playing a Martin acoustic because that’s what Carter Stanley of the Stanley Brothers played. Then I got into the really raw blues of Hound Dog Taylor and started on electric guitar.
I have to say, I’m not someone who’s really big into my family history – never really was very curious about it. The only thing I know about it is what I picked up from my aunts and parents.
When I was younger, my family would go camping and fishing on our ranches. My dad loves being around all kinds of animals. He’s the one who got me to be a really big animal lover.
I grew up listening to gospel. That was the only thing that I had reference to because that was what my family was involved with.
It’s no secret that my family was very, very poor, and I don’t want that for my life or my children’s life certainly. But some might say I could relax a bit more and know that that’s not going to happen to me. I’m not going to end up in a car.
Thank God for Carrie Wiatt (creator of Diet Designs)! She has raised my consciousness of healthy eating so much that it will be practiced by me and my family for the rest of our lives. I never dreamed low-fat food could taste so good!
Families are about love overcoming emotional torture.
I think my family’s watched me over the years in my career, in my pursuit of my career, and they’ve seen the challenges and the struggles that come with being an actor, with being a writer and a director, and the challenges of morphing my career in from just being an actor into a writer/director.
My family is very far from normal.
A lot of people think I’m under a lot of pressure with my family and friends spending all that money to follow me around
I always performed as a kid to make my family laugh and was more concerned with making kids at school laugh than I was about the lessons.
I came back once or twice a year to visit my family, and then I would take off again. In the beginning, I think everybody thought I would get over it and get it out of my system. And I never did.
I love living in Michigan, which has been great for my kids and my family.
And partly, the worst thing you could do in my family was need something from someone. So physical strength represented an avenue of self-sufficiency to me.
I wasn’t looking to get into TV. My family was in the movie business, so I was never interested in that world.
I need to work to support my family.
I’m a homebody. If I’m not working I’m with my family being a dad.
Having gone through what I went through, watching my family be torn to shreds and my children suffer immensely, I can’t be the agent of doing that to someone else. I can’t be the agent of causing someone to go to prison.
It’s a huge testament to those around me – my friends, my family and everyone who supported me. Without their help, I couldn’t have made it here. It’s been an amazing journey. But we are here for a higher purpose There’s a reason that God has for each of us in the sport. It’s all about serving His purpose.
From 1971 to 1993 my family lived in a number of African countries, including Malawi, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Nigeria, as well as Uganda itself.
I like playing music because it’s a good living and I get satisfaction from it. But I can’t feed my family with satisfaction.
I don’t want to let my guard down and feel too comfortable. If you become complacent, you start feeling entitled. I’m ready to go dig ditches if I have to. Whatever I gotta do to provide for my family. Whatever I gotta do to make sure that I do the best possible job at whatever wonderful opportunities I’ve been handed.
What I did, you know, being away from my family, letting so many people down. I let myself down, not being out on the football field, being in a prison bed, in a prison bunk, writing letters home, you know. That wasn’t my life.
My great-great grandmother who came from Norway to America came for economic freedom, but importantly she also came for religious freedom. It is part of my family history, why they came to America: for the freedom to practice their own religion without the government interfering with it.
My family didn’t find out until I told them, which was when I won Penthouse Pet of the Year. They took it as well as I could have hoped. I am their daughter and they love me, so it was great when they didn’t disown me.
I was raised on a dairy farm and ate plenty of meat and eggs until about twenty years ago. I started doing nutritional research, and a decade pr so after that my family made some major dietary changes. I’m just paying attention to what the data are telling me: The scientific evidence came first.
I didn’t take the typical path and go to college after high school. Instead, I saved up money from teaching dance classes and moved to L.A. But my family was so supportive – I never felt pressure from them. It’s crucial to find a support system, even if it’s not your family.
I was a Stalinist in the ’30s. I had come from a Russian revolutionary family who simply were elated by the fact that the Czar was overthrown by this group known as the Bolsheviks. My family identified with anybody who overthrew the Czar. So they identified themselves intuitively with Bolshevism.
If I wasn’t involved in this hip-hop sh*t, I’d probably be breakin’ the law to eat and feed my family and maintain the lifestyle that I’m used to.
I believe that the members of my family must be as free from suspicion as from actual crime.
I was actually very pleased that they let me do it, because I feel very deeply for breast cancer survivors. I don’t have it, but it is in my family. I’ve always been very aware of it. I go for mammograms and checkups.
I simply don’t understand the refugee crisis. The history of humanity can be told through a story of migration and settlement. If I can’t protect my family, I’m coming to where you are; I’m just coming. It’s a round world, and we’ve all got to get on with it and move on.
I know who my dad is, I’ve met him a few times, but I don’t even call him dad. I know it sounds horrible, but I don’t even see him as part of my family, to be honest. If you want the truth, it doesn’t bother me because I don’t know any different. I just know that me and my mum, that was my family.
Wisdom and strength, and my family, is what I’d like for you to pray for.
I don’t have to look up my family tree, because I know that I’m the sap.
Short of baseball and my family, it was gaming. And gaming is a $20-million to $200-million multi-year effort. It’s an insane, stupid and utterly irresponsible act. But I did it.
You don’t get to see all my family drama, you don’t get in my relationships, and you don’t get to live inside my personal life. But if you don’t pick at me, I’m pretty open to just let you in.
The greatest thing in family life is to take a hint when a hint is intended-and not to take a hint when a hint isn’t intended.
I’m happy, my family’s happy, everything is going well.
I was born in Suzhou, a city not very far from Shanghai. It’s a very interesting town – there is a long artist’s tradition there, especially during the Ming and Ching dynasties, which produced many, many scholars and painters and so forth. That’s where my family lived for 600, 700 years.
Maybe what I wanted was stupid. Maybe it wasn’t even something I could have. But, still it was mine. I didn’t think I could sacrifice my dreams, no matter how much my family meant to me.
Even as a very young man, I knew that my family is like a plant. Uproot it, and it will wilt. Pluck away at it, and it will die. But leave it to thrive in the soil, untouched, and it will weather both gods and winds. It is born with the soil, and it will live so long as the soil shall live.
One thing that Life and I agreed right from the start was that one war photographer was enough for my family; I was to be a photographer of peace.
I was kind of a weird homie; I was a weird kid. Nobody in my family loved books. I’m the only one.
I have this necklace I always wear. I collect pendants from people I love; my best friends and members of my family have all given me one, and I put them on this chain so no matter where I am they’re always with me.
My family moved a lot as a kid. We started in Colorado, where I lived for five years. We moved to Chicago for two years, to San Francisco for one year, Connecticut for seven, Oregon for a couple years, and then I went to school.
I like to be with my friends and my family, listen to music and read books. Things like that relax me.
My family is number one in my life. I’ll blow off writing or just about anything to make sure I take my son to preschool or watch him at his swimming lesson.
I have two cats at home in Minnesota with my family. Beau and Skippy
My parents met in Kenya. My father is African, is Kenyan. The Kenyan side of my family was involved in the anticolonial movement.
My teachers [ had the most impact in my life]. Of course, my father and grandfather, but after my family, my teachers.
My dad is from Ironwood and the last time I was in Marquette was in 1995 when my dad was still alive. Dad would have loved this. Even though my family is long gone from this area it still feels like home.
I wont ever put myself in a bad position so that people can say bad things about me. I make smart decisions, and my friends and my family, they are all there for the right reason.
The pictures of my family were designed to be on a family wall, they were supposed to be together. It was supposed to copy my mother’s wall in her house.
My family brought me up to be very respectful of people.
I went to my first national convention in 1976, when my family supported [Ronald] Reagan over [Gerald] Ford, so we’ve always been Republicans, but we’ve always wanted the Republican Party to be the party of fiscally conservative, limited-government types. And I think, sometimes, we haven’t done that as well.
In my family, we seem to have a tortured history of not saying what we ought to and not meaning what we do.
For many years I hoped to have an exhibition in China, because of my family connection.
Every member of my family was displaced by Katrina.
I will never put anybody before my family because your family is your family.
When I retired in 2002 I had retired to stay home with my family and didn’t necessarily think my playing days were over.
I can still play this game at a high level; I’ve proven that. I want to be home. I want to be close to my family. I want to be close to my foundation and my business interests.
I would like to go back and spend a Christmas with my family and myself when I was five years old and just see what that dynamic would be like. Observe it. I think it would be a magical gift.
I like people. Humanity. My family is a part of my work. They contribute throughout the process with critiques, advice, opinions, etc.
Music has always been in my family down to my dad through my uncle. I’m just the next generation, since it’s always been around me when I was younger when I looked up to my mom and dad, to Michael Jackson, and B2K was my favorite band growing up.
In my family, goodness is just badness before its had something to drink.
Even if some days I feel like I’m ready to fall apart, I am ultimately happier than I’ve ever been. My family gives me more joy than I thought possible, and my career fulfills me tremendously. All in all, I feel like am in the exact place I am supposed to be in, doing exactly what I am supposed to be doing.
I’m not gonna buy something without planning. If I buy $100,000 worth of gold, I gotta put $100,000 aside for my family in case something happens. You look kind of stupid wearing all that gold and you didn’t have no plan.
My priority is to hang out with the ones I love – my family, my loved ones.
It’s so funny how my name has always been such a big deal. When I was growing up, my family was always moving. I had to meet new people all the time. And they’d laugh.
My life and the life of my family has to do with exploration, with adventure. My grandfather was the first man in the stratosphere, and my father was the first to touch the deepest point in the ocean… For me, adventure and exploration is something in the blood.
I’m focused on doing what makes me happiest and on how I can make real improvements and contributions to my immediate niche, i.e. my family, friends, and local community.
My family belongs to a tennis club in Valencia, California, so I always go there. I play a lot of tennis with my dad and swim. And I like to go to the gym there.
Whenever I write about my family, I start by getting my parent`s approval. I like to think I write about them with obvious affection. When it comes to the people I’m related to, I consider myself to be very lucky.
My family is like a sanctuary to me. I always turn to them for support and strength. I take comfort in knowing no matter which path I choose, my family stands behind me.
I thank God and America for the right to live and raise my family under the flag of tolerance, democracy and freedom.
When my family all got together, I’d always get up and entertain everyone, but it was all a bit of a joke. My first real memory of singing for people was when I was about eleven or 12.
I chose to devote the lion’s share of my time to my personal growth and to my family. I reconnected with the part of me that I had left behind.
From very early on in my childhood – four, five years old – I felt alien to the human race. I felt very comfortable with thinking I was from another planet, because I felt disconnected – I was very tall and skinny, and I didn’t look like anybody else, I didn’t even look like any member of my family.
Growing up in rural Louisiana, the ecosystem around our home wove harmoniously into our family and into our daily life. Every life lesson that trickled its way into my being came from a mutually respectful relationship between the environment and my family.
My family never told me like you have to be one thing. What do you want to be when you grow up? They think it’s the most ridiculous question. You can be many, many things.
God in eternity looked upon me forseeing my faultness, my pride, my sin and said ‘I want that man in my family, i will pay for him to be in my family with my son’s life. That’s Love folks. That is mega off the charts love!!!
I won’t talk to you about my family and you won’t talk to me about yours. Family talk is either boring or self-pitying. Or it’s Gothic, like a Faulkner novel. Who needs to talk about it? It’s enough to live it.
One thing my family has shown me is that having a sense of humor is everything.
My family took me to church when I was like 4 years old, and I had to be in a pageant, and I was playing Jesus.
My family believe you should never be flashy about anything. Maybe that handicapped me a little bit, that extreme humility.
I am always asking myself how I can improve the lives of my customers, my colleagues, my shareholders, my family and my friends.
I don’t like to be away from my family for long periods.
My family comes first. Maybe that’s what makes me different from other guys.
What I like to do and what I have to do are two separate things. I like to read, swim, watch TV, spend time with my family. But I have to work, so I do that.
My family was very supportive of my acting. They didn’t really have a choice because I got jobs acting before anyone could really say anything. It paid my way through college and helped my family out.
Alcoholism is a genetically predisposed disease and it does run in my family. I also think I felt like a misfit. I was in the South, everybody was blonde. I just didn’t feel like I fitted in. It was sort of my way of fitting.
Immigration is not an issue that I read about in the newspaper or watch a documentary on PBS or CNN. It’s an issues I’ve lived around my whole life. My family are immigrants. My wife’s family are immigrants. All of my neighbors are immigrants.
Women in my family are the center of things. All good things emanate from them. The guys usually mess up.
I’m a business man and I’m a grown man. I spend a lot of time thinking about how to restructure my life, support my family with this music… I don’t have time to deal with the repercussions of breaking somebody’s jaw or breaking their nose.
Seeing my family have it all took the place of that desire for diplomas on the wall
The economic crisis really affected my family – 2006 to 2011 were really bad times. Almost everybody in my family lost their jobs.
My family is very large. 42 million.
I think that in a year I may retire. I cannot take my money with me when I die and I wish to enjoy it, with my family, while I live. I should prefer living in Germany to any other country, though I am an American, and am loyal to my country.
I came to the United States in the early ’80s and was welcomed with open arms and given the opportunity to pursue my dreams. God has been very kind to us. My family and I are fortunate enough to be successful and we feel a tremendous responsibility and obligation to give back to our great country.
I’m sure everyone’s got their back story. I don’t come from a place of where I was tortured and needed to let something out. I came from a very happy home. I was a little out of control at times. But my family… we all liked to be funny, we all liked to make each other laugh.
I was motivated to join in large part because my family needed the money. I would like to say how patriotic we were, but really what motivated me was the excitement my mother would get in receiving a check for my older brother.
I had one family that used a lot of yelling and screaming, and that was very normal. Another side of my family, nobody would raise their voice at all.
The things that make me happy most are my family and working.
There’s a voice when I write. I speak everything aloud. My family is so accustomed to me talking to myself that often times they don’t answer me when I am trying to speak to one of them.
So, to add to a momentous day, I corrected a misconception that my family had held for at least fifteen years and came out to them as straight.
The modern world is very wealthy, it’s full of options. It’s not like “This is the land I was born on and I have to make the most of it, and these are the people who are near me, and so they will become my family.”
I can’t move back to England. My home is in France now. I’d love to but I can’t. My family’s all there now.
The fans know what’s happened to me over the past couple of years. I lost my family. I pretty much got devastated financially and the fans know that I’ve had some hard times – and that’s the nature of loyal fans. They want to see the people that they love and believe in get back on their feet.
It’s nice to be able to be whoever you want to be. I moved to New York for that reason. I think I am a very good example of how you really can do whatever you want to do without having any kind of prerequisite experience of any of kind of connection. None of my family members came from this world.
I am in love with life. I think it’s pretty awesome when you are engaged in it. I love my family and my friends, and that to me is the biggest…that’s the love of my life are my friends and family and the experience that I get to share with them. It puts a smile on my face and in my heart.
My immediate instinct when faced with the questions from The Mail on Sunday ten days ago was to protect my family’s privacy and particularly my son in his first term at university, living away from home.
Hey No one makes me do anything. Not my family. Not your family…not even you.
Outside of my family, the prime concern of my life has been nature and its order, and how we have been savagely altering that order.
I’m excited to just have somebody that I can protect. Someone I can make sure is superloved and never really experiences the turmoil that I went through with my family, to just have a really loving environment that grows intelligent and in love and breathes happiness and productivity.
My mom was the breadwinner in my family. I always thought, That’s how it is. I never thought that was the exception.
I like simple things. I like being in my family in the South and playing petanque.
I really needed to have something in my life, because I realized there were other things more important than my career. So I love having my children and my family.
No one else in my family is an actor or aspires to be, and most of my friends aren’t actors. Most of my friends are the people that I grew up with back in Georgia. It’s really helpful to be surrounded by a world that’s bigger than the entertainment industry.
Both of us have forged our careers in London, but a lot of my comedy influences come from my family and my childhood.
Except for me, no one in my family could draw.
There’s a schizoid streak within the family anyway so I dare say that I’m affected by that. The majority of the people in my family have been in some kind of mental institution, as for my brother he doesn’t want to leave. He likes it very much.
I love playing music, I love my dog, and I love my family.
Owning a property is great as that’s my base and the centre of my family life.
The memoir was a very personal book. I wrote it as a personal journey and search about who my father was and how my family had come together and come apart – sorting all that out, you know, issues of personal identity.
I always remind myself if I’m having a down day because of a bad race it’s not just me. That feeling I’m having is shared by my family, the team and my fans. When we win they feel the joy as well. That’s why I say we win and lose together, and I definitely couldn’t do it without them.
Food is a complicated subject for me. Food brings joy, satisfaction, and conflict. Eating disorders plague my family. Their consequences have been painful, expensive, violent, and deadly. You haven’t lived till you’ve watched a woman die of starvation.
The women in my family are just strong women who do their own thing, so I knew I needed to have individuals like that.
My granddad was an evangelist, and my grandma, she was as tough as nails. She watched ‘American Bandstand’ every day when she was in her 80s, 90s. She loved rock music. I never had anyone in my family that was anti-rock n’ roll.
So many of my family and friends had lost their battles against cancer. What could I do that my relatives and friends had not? What could I do that would be different?
I try to just focus on the love and my family. That’s what I’m focussed on every single day.
I put everything in God’s hands, asking him to give me strength and understanding. I asked him to help me to be strong for my family and that he would continue to take care of us. One day, shortly after that, I woke up really inspired.
I do believe in the right to carry, and I believe in the right to defend myself and my family — whether it’s from an intruder, or whether it’s from a government, should they decide that my rights are no longer important.
This is a pretty shitty flash mob. It’s in my living room, only my family showed up, and they’re just telling me to stop drinking.
I’m a teenager, but I’m independent – I have my own apartment, I have my own life. And I think I have learned more than any of those teenagers have in school. I learned to be responsible, leaving my family and coming here alone.
I’m the first one in my family born with all my rights. I’m a ninth generation American.
I was the first one in my family to go to college.
Now is the moment when we can stand up and say, ‘I’m an American. I make my destiny. And we deserve better! My children deserve better! My family deserves better. My country deserves better!’ So here we stand. Americans have a choice.
I’m choosing to suffer less. To put myself and my family through less pain.
When I was ten, my family moved to Downer’s Grove, Illinois. When I was twelve, I found them.
I was busy with my family, my budding career as a TV writer, my antipathy for the Los Angeles Lakers, and my general reluctance to engage in anything that might force me to leave my comfort zone. But sometimes ideas won’t let you go. For me, educating girls was like that.
My wife, my family, my friends – they’ve all taught me things about love and what that emotion really means. In a nutshell, loving someone is about giving, not receiving.
I’ve always wanted to be a writer. Always been very creative. I always laughed at things that the rest of my family would sort of get angry, like not understand.
I’m just a simple guy. I love being at my house with my family. I love playing dominos and card games and hunting and fishing. That’s just what I like to do.
My family and I would never receive royalties on the revenue that my materials brought into the church; materials that were created on our own personal time.
I’ve got a lot of different religious ideas circling through my family, but the positive thing is that I was raised with a lot of openness and compassion.
I work to take care of my family, not the other way around.
I realized that my family was more important to me than downtown night life.
My family had a habit of collecting creatures that didn’t always want to be pets. The first animal I can remember was a Lab named Zoe.
My goals have changed throughout my life. At one time it was winning awards, selling out concert dates, selling more albums than anyone else. Now, my goals are to see my grandchildren grown, live a long and healthy life with my family and friends and travel the world.
I’d like to thank my family for loving me and taking care of me. And the rest of the world can kiss my ass.
I’ve lived the American dream. I was born and raised on the farm, first in my family to graduate from college. I spent 13 years working in our family business.
My family responsibilities don’t conflict with my career. Not at all.
Responsibility is something higher than my family, my country, my firm, my success. Responsibility to the order of Being, where, and only where, they will be properly judged.
I used to feel competitive about a career, but now the only things I’m really passionate about are my family, the environment and Indians.
I thank God, Jesus, and my Grandmother for being able to support myself and my family.
In my family, there was not an abundance of wealth, but there was an abundance of love. So there was always humor, and there was joy and there was comfort and there was this environment just to have a good time.
I was very rebellious, but my family was strict Christians – they would ask us, “What’s the shortest verse in the Bible?” and I was the one who always said “John 11:35” straightaway. It stayed with me, the Bible has stayed with me.
I am close – too close – with my family.
There were three kids in my family. One of each sex.
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.
My family was reasonably liberal. Some kids I grew up with, their parents forced them to join the military, and my parents never, ever even brought it up. I imagine just looking at me, they were like “Not an army officer.”
Why did I become a writer? Because I grew up in New York City, and there were seven newspapers in New York City, and my family was an inveterate reader of newspapers and I loved holding a paper in my hand. It was something sacred.
Everyone in my family can sing – my momma can sing, my cousins. I was in the third grade and I was that kid who was so bad in school because I could sing.
In Italy, especially in ’70s and ’80s, there was a lot of racism between north and south. And my mom immigrated from the south to the north, from Puglia, the heel of Italy. But what made me feel different was society, not my family.
I’m hanging out with my New York friends, my Jersey boys, my family and loving every single second of it.
I’ve decided the secret of parenting is benevolent neglect.I put my family last. Because if you don’t, if you put them first, they never thank you. You’ll never get a word of thanks from them.
I never expected this to happen in my lifetime and shall be asking my family to put some champagne in the fridge.
Oh, definitely and you know you take the bitter with the sweet but the benefits far outweigh the burdens of what I’ve been able to do for my family, my word.
I want to do as little as possible when I finish playing ball – just spend a lot more time with my family.
I will describe the choices I made, continue to take responsibility for my decisions, and express my remorse to Judge Salas and the public. I am heartbroken that this is affecting my family – especially my four young daughters, who mean more to me than anything in the world.
I had a good upbringing, we didn’t have any money, but there was a lot of love in my family.
Obviously, if I was serious about having a relationship with some one long-term, the last people I would introduce him to would be my family.
Although my Dad was a talented calligrapher and both of my younger brothers were successful, I was the first one in my family to graduate from high school.
Even growing up, if I dealt with any pressure to be a certain way, I knew that as an artistic lane, dancing was the one that was a little more freed up – like no one in my family is really doing that, I can be that person.
The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life.
I married a woman who loves to camp, and I am what you would call “indoorsy”… My wife always brings up, “Camping’s a tradition in my family.” Hey, it was a tradition in everyone’s family ’til we came up with the house.
At age 12, I was put on tranquilizers when I should have gotten help. There was nothing major and awful, I just didn’t feel my family was supportive and emotionally generous
I always thought that there was going to be life after baseball, and so I designed that in my life I would have other interests after baseball that I would be able to step into. And I didn’t realize the grip that baseball had on me and on my family.
I used to be the definition of a people pleaser. I would say ‘yes’ to anything and everything and then, when I got home, I’d complain and vent to my family. I had to realise that it’s okay to say ‘no’ sometimes.
About six years ago my family was affected by multiple sclerosis.
My family is my career.
Growing up I played piano and I sang at a lot of weddings; I grew up in a very small town, a little coal-mining town in Virginia called Grundy. And my family was very sing-songy at home.
After divorce of Pompeia in 62 BC I feel that members of my family should never be suspected of breaking the law. -Meos tam suspicione quam crimine iudico carere oportere
Being at home with my family always inspires me. I find it hard to be inspired when I’m on the move. I’m not creative when I’m jet-lagged and sleeping in strange hotels.
As long as I manage investments properly and don’t spend recklessly, Tumblr has given my family a strong safety net and given me the freedom to work on whatever I want. And that’s exactly what I plan to do.
When you talk about sacrifices, the ones in my family who have sacrificed are my children, because I love what I’m doing. I love the work. I love to go out there and talk about organizing the people. To me, that’s something I really enjoy.
If Facebook gets your entire social graph, you don’t necessarily want to share everything with your entire social graph. You might wanna parse that social graph. So there’s a company called PASS that is a private social network that I personally use for my friends and my family.
Actually I was born in 1940 in Blackpool because my family lived in Manchester but Manchester was being bombed. So my mother was sent away to Blackpool to have me and then went back; so I lived my first eighteen years in Manchester and then emigrated to the States when I was eighteen.
My name is Asher Lev… I am a traitor, an apostate, a self-hater, an inflicter of shame upon my family, my friends, my people; also, I am a mocker of ideas sacred to Christians, a blasphemous manipulator of modes and forms revered by Gentiles for two thousand years.
I turned down a lot of things – some very lucrative – because I could afford to at that time. That didn’t lead to a happy place. I was happy to spend time with my family, get to know my daughter, who was born during The West Wing.
What I notice about men, all men, is that their order is me, my family, God is in there somewhere, but me is first.
I am two different people. What you see on the court is just natural for me. I wear my heart on my sleeve. I have always said ‘C’mon’ purely to fire myself up. Off the court, I am a lot shyer. I stick to my team and my family and people I trust.
I have had a very charmed life. I look at what’s happened in my life, and I feel so lucky. I don’t know how it occurred. I didn’t plan it, but I got to be with my family when I needed to be with my family. I got to go and travel the world, doing these amazing projects, and I feel like I’m so privileged and grateful.
I’m not all that demanding, I don’t think. My family might think otherwise.
I am like a kid. I tell my family and friends I’m like a kid.
Hey, all I was trying to do was keep my country and my family safe!
You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.
My family has loved Minnesota and that was one of the big reasons we decided to come back. For me, family decisions were a big part to coming back to the Twins.
I always thought I wanted to play professionally, and I always knew that to do that I’d have to make a lot of sacrifices. I made sacrifices by leaving Argentina, leaving my family to start a new life. I changed my friends, my people. Everything. But everything I did, I did for football, to achieve my dream.
I like to think I’m very grounded. I’m very grounded in my family. I’m very grounded in my community.
The opportunity to go up to Canada and play was just a blessing for me and my family.
My family is taken care of, I’m taken care of and that’s all that matters to me.
No, I was two years older than the other guys. I was a war baby. My family were a lot poorer than they were. I’d had to fight too hard for anything I had in my life and to smash things up for me.
I don’t think that I’m that easy to live with. I have to be reminded that I can have fun. I need my family to remind me in a loving and nice way to lighten up.
I grew up camping with my family. We took so many trips. We had an RV, actually, when we were growing up. We did a ton of camping trips and went across the country.
Beauty was so heavily important in my family, something I had to contend with. All those experiences allow me to make what I’m making today. I grew up with that. There’s a reason why I express that in my art. I’m trying to figure it out myself.
I think that unlike W Bush who was an actual evangelical and sincerely so (my family knew the Bush family), of course Trump will disappoint when it comes to evangelicals. I’m not talking about personal behavior but policy.
One of reasons I was able to go to university was because of the sacrifices my family made.
Trent Lott saved my family. I needed three things from him personally, and he came through for me. He made sure that the ice that we desperately needed was delivered. He got us ice, insulin and water. The food came as well. He put politics aside and made sure my family was ok. I will always thank him for that.
I have no intention of going back to France, except for yearly visits to meet my family.
Baseball was just the avenue that the Lord used so I can provide for my family.
So that when I came from Panama… my family was exiled in 1973 and they went to Miami.
We have a costume closet at home. My family will put on a costume for any excuse.
I have some cops in my family. I understand the predicament that they’re in. Sometimes they go into it just to pay the bills or because they don’t have other choices, or sometimes they just want to get the gun.
I always very much enjoyed arts and it was so central in my family, my mother was also an art teacher, as well as founding the Henson Company with my dad, there was a lot of art going on in our household.
My family traveled with a whole community to European festivals. My mum did gymnastics, freak show performances, and swung fire in the circus, so I followed her footsteps.
I’m going to be me at the end of the day. And I think my family appreciates that. They’re happy for me that I’m finding out who I am, and I’m content with that.
It took a lot to get attention in my family. No wonder I’m an actress.
I’m thinking, ‘Man, there’s this whole other group of people that are attached to me because of my last name and my family’s roots.’ That’s pretty cool. That’s special, that’s a lot of power and it’s important.
My family gave me values that have sustained me through situations that would challenge any person.
My personal relationship with the Lord inspires me in all I do.
My personal relationship with the Lord inspires me in all I do.
Kids are the best part of my day. I don’t wake up to make movies. I wake up to hang out with my family.
My family are very, very religious in Texas. They’re Southern Baptists. I left to go to New York when I was 17 and I realised I wasn’t Southern Baptist. That’s not how I am inclined.
It was my family that wanted me to be a teacher. That was safe, you see. To be a painter was terrible.
I met my wife, I had no money, I had nothing, and I started my family without really, my career was nowhere, but I had these other businesses, I had these things I was doing to be able to afford a small home.
I wake up everyday and try to be the best husband, father and entertainer I can be. I’m no different offstage or talking to you or onstage than I am going to dinner with my family. It’s all the same place and I apply the same values to all I do. It works for me.
I love to cook, and I love to have all my family around the dinner table.
In my family, misery didn’t just love company, it wanted hostages.
I can honestly say from my experience, my family and I had to start from scratch. We left Venezuela back in 1998 and sold the few things we had to come to America in search of the American dream. We went through really tough times. There were moments where we were wondering are we going to make it.
I live in a high rise with my family part of the year in New York and I don’t know three quarters of the people in the building. We live in the same square-footage and I wouldn’t know who they were.
My family’s the best so to call and say, ‘I’m in a movie with Robin Williams,’ and they’re like, ‘That’s ridiculous.’ And I’m like, ‘Good, as long as you think that, too.’ Because as soon as you say, ‘I deserve this,’ it’s over.”
My family has never been there for me. They expect things because we’re blood.
My twin sister, my cousin, and I used to write and perform plays for my family. We raided the closets for costumes and fought over parts. I’m sure I was the bossiest one.
I never felt sidelined, I was supported by my friends, my family and my team. I always knew I could do it. I had confidence in myself.
My family are observant Muslims, but I’ve come to the faith through an intellectual conviction, and that’s something that they’ve taught me. It’s never been forced upon me. They’ve given me a very strong identity as an Australian Muslim.
The idea that I had anything to do with speaking about Islam or about the Muslim world was just absurd to my family. … I hadn’t been to the mosque in like 10 years.
Me and my family growing up, we cleared our land built our homes and all that. So, I was very well knowledgeable in the construction world. That turned into a commercial development company and construction company.
I suppose I am a frustrated musician so I annoy my family by playing guitar in the house. I used to be into acoustic stuff but my son Joseph is learning drums, so now I have an electric guitar and we play Metallica. We have an amp and a PA in the garage with his drum kit.
I wanted to give up, but my family kept me going.
I’m more from a double world where I wasn’t part of anything or invested in anything, because I was Irish, and very Irish, but also the other part of my family, not that it had airs, or money, was descended from the first minister on Cape Ann in the 1620s.
For me, writing [was] a question of survival…I could not trust anyone, even my family. The atmosphere was so poisoned. People even in your own family could turn you in.
What scares me is not living up to be a good enough father to my son and letting down my family – not being there enough and not being able to give enough of yourself.
Even when I was out on tour I used to fly home on the weekends to be with my girl and be with my family to see my kids grow up and just be there for them. When they started going to school it was like that too whether it was homework or if I have to go up to the school I was there.
I collect jewelry for a story – so something I got on a trip or something I got from my family. You know it always needs to have a meaning for me.
First of all there is always that artistic challenge of creating something. Or the particular experience to take slum life in that period and make something out of it in the form of a book. And then I felt some kind of responsibility to my family.
Half my family was from the Imperial Japanese Navy, and the other half was U.S. Army, and I was raised on Army posts during my childhood, so I pretty much began my life with a split-brain sort of thing.
No one in my family had a retail or marketing background. They were professionals. They didn’t understand just what I was doing by going into retailing. After I started, though, it got into my blood. I knew this was what I wanted.
I was an only child. Growing up, we moved a lot, so I didn’t have any close friends. So the animals I was around as a child – dogs, cats, and horses, and stuffed animals – became my family and friends. The only strong bonds I made as a child were with animals.
Whenever I visit my family in Canada, I remind myself that what many Americans would consider forthright, many Canadians would consider overbearing.
Fame, do I like it? No. It has bought a lot for me in my career, but there are a lot of downsides to it. You give up your privacy. I did it to myself but not to my family and friends. You don’t ask for it. You just have to live with it.
My family was totally non-religious. There was no question we were Jewish, but we were not observant.
Having lots of members of my family who were in ministry in one form or another, I suppose it shouldn’t be surprising that at quite an early age, I was very, very conscious personally of the love of God.
Whenever people ask me how I manage to get through this whole crazy time of being incredibly famous and sort of an icon and supposedly a role model and all of this insanity, I always cite my family and then books. I don’t know what I would have done without books.
As soon as I walk through the door and see my family and the dogs, I feel relaxed.
I have stunning friends. I value my friendships as I value my family.
My family calls me Declan. But most people call me E.C. I think it comes from my dad. It’s an Irish convention. You usually call the first child by the initials.
All my family has very good mathematical abilities – like, so dorky. I was the dork then in school – on any maths exams I’d get 100%. I just knew how to do maths and most people would hate it, but for some reason it just came.
[Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton] knew they would throw every lie they could at me and my family and my loved ones. They knew they would stop at nothing to try to stop me.
Won’t someone please answer my prayers before I’m old and gray. I’ve been lonely too long and all my family thinks I’m gay.
My passion. My commitment. This is the most important thing in my life other than my family.
One of my earliest memories is walking up a muddy road into the mountains. It was raining. Behind me, my village was burning. When there was school, it was under a tree. Then the United Nations came. They fed me, my family, my community.
The few people who ask to have their photographs with me, I almost always say yes, except for a few circumstances, like when my family is around.
We grew to know the meaning of love. That is what allowed me and my family to stay close together.
I’m really close to my family, and we talk through things. My parents are so amazing, they’re brilliant. We try to take one step at a time and be wise about the decisions we make and keep our values and the things that are important.
When I turned 30, I realised the value of time and with it, the other important things in life. Thats when I did up my house, started spending time with my family and friends and did all that a normal girl would do. All these things I was balancing with my work.
I’m not in the business of becoming famous. And that’s the advice I give to younger aspiring actors. Work onstage and do the little roles. In the end it’s not important to be seen. It’s important to do. There’s a lot of disappointment in this business, but my family keeps me grounded
Family is everything. Family comes first. It’s not what I expected it to be, but nothing ever is.
my family, although it keeps its hair, turns gray early – a business asset but a social handicap.
The Cuban Revolutionary Government has been generous and very considerate to me and my family. I lived in Santa Clara for a few months because I wanted to work in the countryside and get to know the country better.
My family life and early political life – being exposed to the news constantly, being enrolled in an Afrocentric education program, and doing the extracurriculars I did – played a huge role in me finding my path.
I watched the Star Wars trilogy with some good friends of mine for the first time in a few years, I read Pride and Prejudice and Zombies-one of those first mashup books-and then I went to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival with my family.
When I was a kid people always asked why I didn’t act like the rest of my family, and parents would say, “Well, she needs a childhood! We would never allow her to do that even if she wanted to”. They were as involved in my life as any parents are in any person’s life.
I want my legacy to be greater freedom, greater prosperity and a better way of life for my family, our employees and all Americans. And I wish the same for every nation on earth.
My image is very important to me. I want to bring a good face to my family. That’s the way I’ve been raised.
My family has schoolteachers and librarians, and I think people who teach are probably some of our greatest American heroes. Certainly, underpaid and unsung.
I’m not into branding – I’m trying to be organic to who I am on every level. I do really connect to being a part of the working class. Those are my roots. My family [consists of] farmers from Portugal, builders, housekeepers and stonemasons.
My mother lives in Moscow, and I would like to visit her. Now she always has to travel to Finland or a Baltic country to meet me. But I have to expect that my papers would be confiscated in Moscow immediately, and that they would harass my family. I can still have more impact in the West with my books and lectures.
I get to do some kind of artwork almost everyday and it just so happens that I can pay the bills and support my family while doing it.
I had a number of very strong personalities in my family. My father was a concert flutist, the solo flute for Toscanini.
I would like to go to Russia very much вЂ” although the bastards murdered half my family.
I married him because he told me it was the only way he could protect me. If we were just manager and client, my family could do whatever they wanted to get me back, but if I was his wife, they couldn’t.
Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten.
A person can do a lot of reading and research as I have done. I went to Spain and spent a whole summer there with my family, immersing myself in the culture. But all that isn’t really necessary to experience the music.
One, if you attack my integrity, I will defend myself. If you attack my patriotism, I will defend myself. If you come after my family, I will counter-attack viciously, I will destroy you.
I built a jail in my closet and I would incarcerate my family from time to time.
I am the happiest man alive and I am happy for myself, for my family and for my country.
I grew up going to church three times a week in my family. It’s been a center of my life.
All of my books are based in some way on my personal experiences, or the experiences of members of my family, or the stories kids would tell me in school.
Spend some time this weekend on home improvement; improve your attitude toward your family.
There is no day more joyful in my life than when I see all my family around me. That’s the best it gets.
I will never brag about myself, but my family, I can go on forever.
I just thank God I’m still here and the main thing is to try to get closer and closer to Him as much as I can so that I can treat my friends and my family the way they should be treated.
The family is the school of duties – founded on love.
People that don’t know me think that basketball is my life 24/7. Trust me, there is much more to my life. My number one priority in my life is my family.
At the moment I have my family coming out with me on the road. We have our own vehicle and its more like a family vacation. I just stop, do some gigs, and take off. Its a lot more fun now with the family.
I don’t drink a lot. My family calls me an old soul. And my friends call me a pussy.
I was the oldest of the children in my family. I had to do a lot of diaper-changing and lunch-making. I was taking my little sister to ballet, picking up my brother, sort of being a super-nanny.
I had to learn my faith and look after my family, and I had to make priorities. But now I’ve done it all and there’s a little space for me to fill in the universe of music again.
I want to spend more time with my family, but I’m not sure they want to spend more time with me.
My family is my number one priority.
Each time I told my story, I lost a bit, the smallest drop of pain. It was that day that I knew I wanted to tell the story of my family. Because horror on Earth is real and it is every day. It is like a flower or like the sun; it cannot be contained.
I missed my home – like the physicality of my home, I missed my friends and my family mostly and just hanging out and being in your home country – culturally it feels right and that is what I miss.
I ain’t no saint, but I’ve tried never to do anything that would hurt my family or offend God…I figure all any kid needs is hope and the feeling he or she belongs. If I could do or say anything that would give some kid that feeling, I would believe I had contributed something to the world.
Its tough growing up where I grew up. My family is very small and really tight. Just being around the neighborhood, my brothers were always around. I didnt want to be in any trouble because I knew my mom or brothers would find out. I didnt want to hurt their feelings. I just tried to do everything right.
I didn’t want to break with my family. I wasn’t about to make waves. But I had this feeling I wanted to do something that I liked to do. Acting’s what I liked to do most. There must have been a moment when I felt, ‘Oh, my God, I like this and what am I going to do about it?
I just wanted to do something that had some meaning that I can look back and be proud of, that my family can look back and be proud of.
The other deals with my life and my livelihood and my family and all that I stand for.
Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.
I actually have a life I said I wanted to have. I wanted to tell stories I want and be with my family. I’m whispering it, because I’m a quarter Jewish and afraid it’s all going to be taken away.
My family was my guide to my reality.
I’m not a very social person. I’m interested in music and I’m obviously tight with my family – my daughter. I’m not at the club hanging out at night. I’m at home making records.
Outside of my family, I don’t really know. They’re great people and my parents are great parents, and they brought me up very well, I think. I don’t know, I think that’s about all the heroes I’ve had.
I only tour in short bursts, I’m only ever away from my family and three daughters for a month or two.
I wanted to become a champ – I was surrounded by champs in my family and in my neighborhood – and because of this stupid accident, I lost my opportunity.
New York has been a blessing for me and my family.
I wanted to prove people wrong who didn’t think I could play at this level. I also wanted to take care of my family. It was a chance to play against the best players in the world. Mentally and physically I don’t think I was ready, but I was ready to take on the challenge.
My family was all musicians. We jam all the time.
I have other obligations now – the show, my family, my life… though I know that without my sobriety I wouldn’t have any of those things.
I’m going to have my family after I play football.
I had to detach myself from myself, if that makes any sense, to conjure an authentic first-person voice. In that sense, it was similar to writing a first-person novel. But I was writing about real people, not fictional ones – myself, my family, my friends and boyfriends and ex-husband, and that was extremely tricky.
I was always on the go, and thought I was too busy to develop something like this. I thought at the time that diabetes went along with bad habits, but I was the last one in my family to eat junk food.
The early part of my career I really struggled, getting turned down again and again. I was in debt, and it was horrible. And then my family hit such highs in their careers, I asked myself what I was thinking going into the same profession.
My father was a lawyer and to my best knowledge nobody in my family before had interest in science.
In early 1993, when I was 12, I was separated from my family as the Sierra Leone civil war, which began two years earlier, came into my life.
I was the darkest skinned person in my family. I remember how I used to feel – like I wasn’t pretty enough, or I wasn’t good enough.
I’m a huge fan of Chicago sports and Chicago food, and I love going home and my family is still there. I guess it’s pretty easy to have a normal life in Chicago.
Business fits me best. The only reason I went into modeling originally was to help out my family, because I knew that money gave you freedom. I tried acting and all of the arts, I even put out a record album, but what I like the most is business, which is where I am now.
I spend most of my time at the ranch with my family, and enjoy life – watch the sun come up, watch it go down, thank God for another day, and just be happy.
I had a big family – two older sisters and a younger brother. My family was like moving around a lot so I lived in a lot of small towns. My father was very restless.
I will never date an actor or a model. My family will never accept her. We are a middle class family, and an actress will never be able to gel with us.
Being a father to my family and a husband is to me much more important than what I did in the business.
For me, it’s about the way I carry myself and the way I treat other people. My relationship and how I feel about God and what He does for me, is something deeply personal. It’s where I came from, my family, I was brought up in a religious household and that’s very important to me.
For me and my family personally, September 11 was a reminder that life is fleeting, impermanent, and uncertain. Therefore, we must make use of every moment and nurture it with affection, tenderness, beauty, creativity, and laughter.
I don’t parade my family out for display, which is the way it will stay. Yet I have a reputation for being cooperative with the press. That’s because when I do give an interview, I’m willing to tell the truth about what I do for a living and how goofy it is sometimes – and how volatile it can also be.
My father was a civil servant, so having a regular job, being respectable is a big deal for me. Respectable in the sense that I support my family. That’s what I mean by respectability.
The family is one of nature’s masterpieces.
When I was working, and when I was making substantial amounts of money, I always filed and paid my taxes. This only stopped, when it was necessary to withdraw from society, in order to guarantee the safety and well-being of myself and my family.
My family moved – first to Washington, D.C., and then, in the spring of 1975, to Lebanon, where my father worked as a diplomat at the American embassy. My parents were enthusiastic about the move, so my older brother and I felt like we were off to some place kind of cool.
In my family, I’m short.
My family had all kinds of complications in relationships. I would like to meet the person who did not. Since when is being absolutely perfect what being a human is? What do we gain from that?
I was feeling guilty in the beginning; it was frustrating to be successful when a lot of my friends weren’t. Also, I was constantly being reminded of that by people in my family making jokes.
My brother, who’s my acting coach, he can be like, “That sucked, Chloe. You need to pick that up. You’re not thinking right now. Seriously, think.” It’s a good harsh reality, because my family keeps me very grounded.
If I win and get the money, then the Oakland Police department is going to buy a boys’ home, me a house, my family a house, and a Stop Police Brutality Center.
I love my family and I miss them very much but I’m a new person now. I know a lot of people will not agree with what I’ve done, but it was right for me.
What I wanted to do was to earn enough money to pay for my mother’s house. When my mother passed away, I wanted to buy it from the rest of my family and keep the house in the family. That was the only reason I even attempted writing for money.
Up till now I wrote the songs on my acoustic guitar alone with the Lord. Then I would take the song and share it with my family and then we all would figure out instrumentation together.
I’m thankful to my family, friends, and fans for all of their support.
A psychiatrist once asked me to draw a picture of my family. This is when I was a member of a family of four. I drew the three other people in the family first, bodies and heads. And then, last, I began to draw myself – but gave up.
Some people in my family achieved a lot, some people inherited a lot. But I turned my back on the whole thing.
Thankfully, I was able to go to Marquette University and get my education, a Catholic education, so I could please my family, because I think they wanted me to be a priest.
I don’t feel I owe my readers details of my family’s private life.
The only thing I care about is my family.
Diabetes is a disease that’s had a deep impact on my family. My little brother has had type 1 diabetes since he was a baby and I have spent time learning about the disease and trying to bring attention to it so that one day soon we will reach a cure.
Before I left Russia in 1999, I was living in a very poor factory town with my family and friends, and nothing was ever going to change.
My family is not a distraction. They’re the most important thing in my life.
You can not say you’re unhappy because you have to travel, have to play this tournament, having to play sports … You can’t because you chose to play it and you love it. I’m tremendously grateful for the support I have received from my family and the close ones.
My fans are my lovers, my friends, my family, my Everything
I’m not fighting restraints or worrying about pleasing everyone. I’ve been able to carve my own niche in the marketplace, which is pretty cool. Obviously, I’m just blessed to be able to tour the country and make a living to support my family at the same time.
Coming to New York is like a big hug, everyone is so welcoming. There’s something about here, everyone makes you feel so at home. I miss my family of course, but I don’t miss London that much. I was worried, but I feel really at home. Everyone says that who comes here from London, but I didn’t believe them.
I’m less worried about accomplishment – as younger people always can’t help but be – and more concerned with spending my time well, spending time with my family, and reading, learning things.
It’s my privilege and honor to cook three meals a day for my family, and it’s a luxury on a level that I didn’t even realize, because it can be relentless for me on some days. You have pride in how you take care of your family.
Anything that feels familiar and comfortable [is home]. It’s wherever I feel safe and safest. Most of the time, that’s just Barbados. It’s warm, it’s beautiful, it’s the beach, it’s my family, it’s the food, it’s the music. Everything feels familiar, feels right and feels safe. So, Barbados is home for me.
I sailboat raced, I love to go out on my motorcycle alone, but I also love my family dearly. I love that aspect of my life as well.
When I moved into one of the worst inner-cities in America to do missionary work I had to do risk assessment, and It was a risk. My family could have been in danger, house could get robbed at any minute but I count it all as nothing compared to knowing Jesus it was all worth it at the end of the day.
I am tortured when I am away from my family, from my children. I am horribly guilt-ridden.
My family are amazing. I had like, the perfect upbringing. It sucks for people like Lindsey [Lohan], but it’s not her fault she’s so off the rails.
I’ve always liked it here. Part of me is Irish. My family comes from the west coast, so whenever I come to Ireland I get a wee tingling in my heart that I’m where I belong.
Everyone thinks their family is the craziest family in the world. Like, ‘My God, my family’s crazy!
The best tattooists are in San Francisco, and they’re kind of like my family now. I’m always excited to come back to San Francisco.
An honest man can feel no pleasure in the exercise of power over his fellow citizens . . . There has never been a moment of my life in which I should have relinquished for it the enjoyments of my family, my farm, my friends and books.
My family is as far from a stage family as you could ever possibly find.
I should have been thinking more about my family, how I raised my children, how I maintained life’s work, so to speak.
I’m so happy with my family, my career and my friends, and I’d like for them to be here forever, so I guess loss is what scares me the most.
I love Christmas. I really do love Christmas. I love being with my family and I love snow. I love the music and the lights and all of it.
In the past, it weighed on me because nobody in my family is gay. I had no role models so I had to find my own way.
I love music, and outside of work my family keeps me very busy, I have five children to keep track of.
Hee Haw was probably my biggest exposure to live music at a young age, because there wasn’t any live music around my town and no one in my family played instruments.
I love him so very much. As Romeo did Jugurtha, as Pyramid did Thirsty, as-” “Oh, please, no need to elaborate further,” interjected Alexia, wincing. “But what would my family SAY to such a union?” “They would say that yours hats had leaked into your head,” muttered Alexia, unheard under her breath.
Success doesn’t come overnight and there’s certain things you can’t do. I’ve missed so many weddings, christenings and birthdays, but I know all my family are there behind me, wanting me to do really well and it was worth the sacrifice.
I’m not the kind of actor who runs around and insists on being called Stravinsky by everybody, and my family has to call me Igor. I’m not that kind of actor. I think that’s pretentious.
If I want to travel with my family I have to purchase 7 airline tickets.
When I was twenty, and my family were business people, and I had disappeared to India and they were like, “What are you doing?” I had a good relationship with them, and it wasn’t like a rejection or anything, but they couldn’t understand why I was going to India.
I grew up with all boys in my family, where there was no place for girlie stuff. But it’s amazing to walk into my house now. Everything is pink!
But where was I to start? The world is so vast, I shall start with the country I knew best, my own. But my country is so very large. I had better start with my town. But my town, too, is large. I had best start with my street. No, my home. No, my family. Never mind, I shall start with myself.
Anywhere I can be with my family
In my family, Father is the world champion at ending conversations.
Part of my family were ranchers. So you were expected to be quite macho. You weren’t expected to cry. I was the exact opposite of that.
I love eating at Sonic with my family in Oklahoma. And no, I’m not kidding.
I have been involved in music since 1972 when I started managing two artists from The Jimi Hendrix Band. My family has been involved in music for years, so it’s kind of in my blood. I just wish I could sing!
I just use my life story as a kind of device on which to hang comic observations. It’s not my interest or instinct to tell the world anything pertinent about myself or my family.
I kind of left everyone behind in Australia – all my friends and my family and I had to break up with my boyfriend.
Like all the best families, we have our share of eccentricities, of impetuous and wayward youngsters and of family disagreements.
So finally, I can feel a sort of pride in all my family – Mum, Lynn, Corin, Tasha, my cousin Gemma – because, I think how wonderful that this troop of gypsies can carry on telling stories.
All through my young life I wanted to sing, although nobody in my family knew it.
I’m Jewish, and my family is Jewish. I was very interested in Woody Allen when I was growing up, but I don’t think of myself as a Jewish writer. I’m more from suburbia, American suburbia. I’m more from the ’70s than I am from Judaism.
If pain is truly love, for my family I die.
You know, my family and friends have never been yes-men: ‘Yes, you’re doing the right thing, you’re always right.’ No, they tell me when I’m wrong, and that’s why I’ve been able to stay who I am and stay humble.
I am the common man. I’m polite, I love my family and I play by the rules. And sometimes I get pushed around. That’s my lifestyle, and that’s what I try to bring to characters.
I’ve got to be able to get my time off whether it’s just enjoying my house or the peace and quiet of my family and being there and cooking for them. I love doing that. I also love doing leisure things. I ride horses. I love to shop. I love to drive!
We went to church every Sunday. When I was a kid, the only time I sang was around my family.
Happiness, for me, is a function of the number of people I love, and I think joy and happiness is directly related to how many people are in our lives and how deeply we are bonded with those people. And so I’m happy if I’m with Ann; I’m happier if I’m also with my family and my grandchildren.
The bastards murdered half my family.
I never had time to do anything for myself. I’ve always had to subordinate my energy and time to the demands of my husband and children at any given moment. And now old age has crept up on me and I have used up all my mental and physical strength on my family.
My life is really based around my house and my friends and my family at the moment, and has been for a while now.
I try to get back for every holiday to see my parents. Love being home and with my family.
I grew up not really having anything, so the idea that I can take care of my family and my friends now is a really cool bonus.
I’m not thuggin’ for me, I’m thuggin’ for my family, I pay all the bills, I feed my whole family, wrong or right, I do and I can’t stop.
My family, they’re not really that involved in what I do. Career-wise, they’re very supportive. They’re involved after the fact. I don’t tell them anything usually until I’m finished filming it or mid-way through filming it.
I don’t want to become a superstar and not see my family anymore.
My family was loving… they were very supportive and very affectionate, and basically I could do what I wanted, and basically it wasn’t anything dangerous, thank God.
I’m very lucky about my family, because they’re just a really solid family. I owe everything to them.
You must remember I grew up around music. Three of my family were musicians.
The more I am in a position to be tried in faith with reference to my body, my family, my service for the Lord, my business, etc., the more shall I have opportunity of seeing God’s help and deliverance; and every fresh instance, in which He helps and delivers me, will tend towards the increase of my faith.
My family is happy. That makes my job a lot easier. For the fans, I try to put it all out there on the floor.
My family, my friends, and skiing… thats it for me, thats my life. The joy I get from skiing, thats worth dying for.
In my family, we were Americans, we were Republicans and we were Methodists.
Everybody in my family had a real sick, twisted sense of humor. Most of the jokes we make in our house, we would just never even dream of making anywhere else. Just sick, horrible stuff. That wasn’t anything new to college.
My ideal travel companions are my family.
When I was skinny, I didn’t get work. When I came out of college, I didn’t get work until the Iglehart gene kicked in. Most of my family are large and that’s when it started happening. My acrobats moves stayed with me.
I’m going to be prayerful about it. Whatever decision I make hopefully is the best decision I can make for my family and the fans and everybody.
If I told you that the big contract had nothing to do with my signing, Id be lying. It made the future secure for my family.
I really don’t care what people think of me. I’ve got my family. I’ve got my friends. Yes, I have been trained to be a little more aggressive if I need to be, but I don’t go around thumping people.
I don’t need anything as long as I have my family, friends, millions of dollars, unlimited pussy.
No adult in my family would ever tell me anything about who my father was. I knew from an older cousin – only four years older than I am – everything, or what little I could discover about him.
I’ve been screaming at the top of my lungs at my family, ‘Work out! Work out! Old age is coming!’
Petersburg, growing up at home, all by my family and friends, Petersburg really, city-raised me, you know everybody there.
I’ve been here for nine years, and over that time, these people have become like my family.
Smile at each other. Smile at your wife, smile at your husband, smile at your children, smile at each other- it doesn’t matter who it is- and that will help to grow up in greater love for each other.
My family came from Ecuador.
The women in my family – my grandmother and my mother – have been both sources of comfort and terror. Protection was not always available.
I’m not trying to win an award for being the best vegetarian, just want to be healthy. Take a salt bath. Do things that my parents were never able to do. I’m blessed to do anything I want so I decide to take the best care of my body and my family in the same way. Holistically. Vitally.
My first memory of the Rolling Stones is listening to ‘Satisfaction’ at a sixth-grade slumber party at a friend’s house in Ankara, Turkey, where my family was living at the time. In the middle of our sleepover, my friend’s dad stopped the record when he heard the words ‘girlie action!’
My family and school life are important to me.
I’m at peace with my family, my friends, myself and God so there’s really nothing else that I worry about.
I want the world to be better because I was here. I want my life, I want my work, my family, I want it to mean something and if you are not making someone else’s life better then you are wasting your time.
It was sometimes provoked by assignments, then I’d go back on my own dime if I really clicked with a place. And sometimes it was just hanging out with my family or friends.
I want to be a dad, first and foremost. I want to be a good father. I’ve spent so much of my life on the move and travelling around the world that just to set up a home for my family and be a good dad is something that motivates me.
My family fight, that’s the way it is. We’re not common as muck or anything but we do have a little fight now and then.
Whenever I’m in theatre situations I will go out of my way not to talk about my father, but in the film world I can be really proud of my family and say, ‘You know what: my dad’s a really, really famous theatre director,’ because nobody has any idea.
Cutting pain was a different flavor of hurt. It made it easier not to think about having my body and my family and my life stolen, made it easier not to care… -Wintergirls
I will never make my family perfect, but I will make it better everyday.
Each time I had an internship to do or an essay to write, I would always do it in the field of cinema. Nobody in my family worked in film and nobody could understand it.
My dream life is just to go back to my job full-time. And be with my family. You know, regular dreams, common dreams that everyone has.
I have what you might call the South Pole and the North Pole. I have my team and my work, which I do on one side, and I have my family and my home on the other side. Both have nothing really to do with each other.
I want to be able to take care of my family.
Since I’m always working, my best holiday memories are definitely when I can just go home and spend time with my family.
I just want to be healthy and stay alive and keep my family going and everything and keep my friends going and try to do something so that this world will be peaceful. That is the most ambitious and the most difficult thing, but I’m there trying to do it.
I’m very, very concerned about the Bush presidency. I’m worried about the kinds of cuts in domestic programs that mean something to a lot of people, including members of my family, who depend on certain things from the government.
When I walk through the city, I just think that I see my family. I see us in everybody, you know? I see us.
My family was very supportive of whatever I wanted because my grandfather was an opera singer. My dad’s dad. So my dad has an appreciation for the arts, and he let me choose my own path.
I always wanted to be a farmer. There is a tradition of that in my family.
Vulnerability and me go hand and hand now. I try to put myself first so that I can take care of my family so I try not to fight vulnerability as much now.
I want you to understand something: I am loving father who would do anything for his kids, whether they are mine or belonging to others in my family.
I was really lucky that I had an aunt who was very inspiring to me. She was different than anybody in my family on either side.
I am my own womanвЂ¦and was, long before I became Prime Minister. Attending to my familyвЂ™s needs only made me stronger as a leader because if you know how to run a home and ensure each personвЂ™s particular need is met, itвЂ™s the best leadership training you can have.
The point is, there are some things worth dying for. There’s no doubt about that. And I would die for my family. I would die for my freedom. I would die for my country.
When Andrew [Ridgeley] first met my family, he heard my mom calling me “Yorgos.” He just abbreviated it to Yog, and unfortunately it stuck. I hated it is a teenager. It was not the most glamorous-sounding name in the world.
Let me tell you something about my family. We’re as thick as thieves and we protect each other ’til the end.
While it has been hurtful to my family and me to read constantly in the media that I was under investigation, I am pleased that as expected my spending has been found to be in order.
My family lived in Egypt from 1993 to 1996.
I live on the same street as my family, actually. I live across the road. I’m a real family person!
But I found my family. I found the right thing to do. I found the way home.
Etgar means “challenge.” And my family name is Keret, which means “urban.” So my name is “urban challenge.” My joke is, it’s a good description of a birth but a strange name for a human being.
I was lucky enough to have a loving present father in my family.
My family in general – they’re troubled or poorer people.
One of the reasons that I came forward and sort burned of my life to the ground, and I can’t go back and see my family in the United States – I obviously lost my job, which I was quite comfortable with. I lost my home. It was because I felt there was no alternative.
A former congressman on his sexting habit: I have made terrible mistakes. I have not been honest with myself, my family, my constituents, my friends and supporters and the media.
My family was blue collar, a middle-class kind of thing. My father was born in Detroit, Italian-American. My mother is English. She acted on the stage with Diana Dors. Her parents were French.
I was born and raised in New York, but my family on both sides is of Italian descent.
My name, as you may have guessed, is Theodore. I come from a strange stock. The members of my family were mostly epileptics, vegetarians, stutterers, triplets, nailbiters. But we’ve always been happy.
I want to be the best role model I can be for my family.
Your family and your love must be cultivated like a garden. Time, effort, and imagination must be summoned constantly to keep any relationship flourishing and growing.
I just want to move forward with what I love to do. I also love to travel and I love my family. If I have a gig and I’m going to do that, great. If not, I’ll go visit my family or do a bit of traveling. I try to keep life full, in every way.
For me, Venezuela is very important, not just because it’s a place I go to conduct, but because my family is there – my wife, my parents and my musical family.
All the women in my family were very creative.
None of my family had anything to do with show business, my life was totally foreign to them.
And now I also see what part of me is Chinese. It is so obvious. It is my family. It is in our blood.
A bunch of six nicer people, I couldnвЂ™t be more fortunate to call my family вЂ” from Lee Pace, who is so dear. When I first saw him, I said heвЂ™s like a Gary Cooper. HeвЂ™s bashful, heвЂ™s shy, heвЂ™s sensitive, heвЂ™s a great actor, heвЂ™s beautiful, heвЂ™s delicious.
I think everyone deals with things in their own way. Everybody’s different. My family are all different. None of us are the same. We all deal with different things in different ways. I think it’s about knowing yourself, what pushes your buttons, and figuring out how to work with yourself.
I’ve always been an actress, entertaining my family was the start. I’m a goof ball among many of my cousins and siblings.
I have Muslim members of my family. I have lived in Muslim countries.
But my friends are happy for me. The people who know me are happy. My mom is happy. My family is happy.
My priority will be making sure my family is happy and settled.
I am the first male member of my family for about three generations who can have reasonable confidence in expecting that I will leave this earth with more or less the same number of fingers, hands, legs, toes and eyes as I had when I was born.
All I know is it destroyed my family, it destroyed my marriage to Sylvester and I will never get over it.
I’m a rapper but I don’t f**k with that hip-hop s**t. You understand? I’m home, I take care of my family. I f**k with other kinds of n****s, I don’t f**k with no hip-hop dudes, man. That rap s**t is fake… these rap dudes is fake.
I would like to continue to make art by being able to do what I love and have that make it possible for me to support my family. I’d like to make people happy, show people a good time, and hopefully inspire some people.
My parents did a great job raising me and my two sisters. We all graduated from high school and we all graduated from college. So, to be a good representative of my family is probably my greatest accomplishment thus far.
I was an altar boy, I took catechism classes and religion classes, and I prayed a lot as a child. My family was very religious, and I really experienced God.
If nuclear power plants are safe, let the commerical insurance industry insure them. Until these most expert judges of risk are willing to gamble with their money, I’m not willing to gamble with the health and safety of my family.
To be so superfocused and honed in on one thing can be good because then you get what you’re supposed to get done, done but you also miss out on other things. I could have spent more time with my family, and a million other little things.
I have no interest in becoming a tax exile and living somewhere I don’t want to – I just want to be at home with my family.
I didn’t play music, nobody in my family had an instrument or played music, we didn’t even have any books at my house. I think about it and I’m like, I don’t know how I climbed out of there.
My family doesn’t do happy endings. We do sad endings or frustrating endings or no endings at all. We are hardwired to expect the next interruption or disappearance or broken promise.
My family are really happy here at Liverpool and I am prepared to have my daughter with a Scouse accent, even though it is sometimes a problem for me.
In Sacramento, my brown was not halfway between black and white. On the leafy streets, on the east side of town, where my family lived, where Asians did not live, where Negroes did not live, my family’s Mexican shades passed as various.
One of the best years of my life was the very last one of my career. Playing for Rangers was my dream and it meant everything to my family.
I always had the uncomfortable feeling that if I wasn’t sitting in front of a computer typing, I was wasting my time – but I pushed myself to take a wider view of what was “productive.” Time spent with my family and friends was never wasted.
I’ve had no money, absolutely, from my family. They paid for a good education – or schools that purported to be a good education – but, um, not a dime.
I grow beyond my family’s limitations and live for myself. It is my turn now.
If I’m going to leave my family for any length of time, it had better be for a role that I haven’t played before, with great people. It had better be fun.
My family’s been in show business since the 1700s. I traced them. I’m bred to this. Like a racehorse. A thoroughbred. Look at my parents, my God. But it was my curiosity that made me do this. Because you could also say: “Look at Frank Sinatra Jr.” It’s not like a natural thing that happens. You gotta work.
My idea of a holiday was following my family up the hill with my pekinese, who would skip over the heather in front of me.
When trouble comes, it’s your family that supports you.
My family and I took visits to each and every school and listened to each coaching staff. I felt the most comfortable with and really excited about playing at SC. Being close to home in one of the best offensive systems is paying off now as I’m making the jump to the pros.
I’m putting my life at risk, literally! And if I slipped… You never know. And I think about it. I think about my family and I’m like, wow, this is like being a police officer or something, in war or something.
In my very own self, I am part of my family.
I was brought up with a lot of love in my family, and I’ve always been supported. My family has always protected me in a sort of manic way.
I do this for her and my family. This is my way of paying my mom back by going after my goals relentlessly and trying to win that Oscar one day.
In my family in particular, I think, there was a sense we have to work twice as hard.
I went to an ordinary school in New York City with no other actors. I learned to compartmentalise different parts of my life. I was one person at home and then another person at work and for that reason my career didn’t challenge my family life.
My family, we’re all WASPs.
There are five kids in my family and I’m the only one who didn’t get a diploma. All the kids got their diplomas hanging in my father’s room and I got my gold records. I’d say he was more proud of the diplomas.
Because as a father of three kids, I know how important good seeds are for providing healthy food for my family.
I was a lower middle-class kid. My family had no money. There was no room in our small house where there were already four kids, including myself, living.
I don’t want to leave New York and leave my family. I don’t like the distance. I just did a movie in California and it’s kind of excruciating to be away from them so I think there is that sense.
Growing up, my family was an enemy of the state. I have experienced more disappointment than joy, much more sad stories or desperate conditions.
I was just a very dark kid. My family was complicated.
I give God all the glory. And try to move on. Come home and hug my wife and my children. And thank God for every day that I have with my family.
My husband, children, and my family are my biggest supporters. I just pray to God to keep my family and I aligned at all times, and I just remember where it all got started before show business.
I’m social and I meet people and talk to people but I’m not looking for the ideal person to fit my mold and to raise my family with yet. I’m just kind of doing my thing and learning from the people I’m around and who I cross paths with.
Everyone in my family is in the film business; I knew I wanted to be creative and it was important in my family to be artistic.
I am living in Norway, where I am under the care of the best cancer doctor in Norway and I can be closer to my family.
I love the company of people. I always have and always will, it comes with my family. But earlier in life I might have got a little nervous if I was alone for a day or two in a row. I might think, “Where are they?” Now, I just go on doing naturally what I do.
Looking back is a form of insanity, given that I could really never understand what everybody else was thinking. I find these days that I’m much more efficient when I just focus on what I need to do in order to move my family forward and get the focus off me.
I believe there are three keys to success. For me it is keeping my priorities in order: It’s my faith and my family, and then the business.
I love lawyers and bankers, they are my family, but I don’t want to live with them. It doesn’t make a city. You need people with brain and heart and soul that give it all. You need young people on skateboards and you need people running around making noise.
I kind of like that romantic image of being in a rocker with my family gathered around, all these generations in one room, listening intently to my stories.
Poverty, first of all was never a misfortune for me; it was radiant with sunlight.. I owe it to my family, first of all, who lacked everything and who envied practically nothing.
My family is everything to me.
Sure, I want to be the best actor in the world. But my life is my family, my son, my friends. I don’t know how anyone can find fault with that.
Everyone in my family is taken care of. And I enjoy this.
I am committed to helping Alzheimer’s Society in any way I can. My family and I rely on the help of organisations like Alzheimer’s Society to help us understand the disease and guide us in the care of my grandmother. It’s been a privilege to meet so many people with dementia.
Acting is just a way of making a living, the family is life.
I wanted to say, “Hey, Pope Francis,” but I cried like a baby. I was reduced to a very humble set of feelings, because it was not about what was said: There’s a presence. That was a blessing for myself and my family and everyone there to be a part of that.
I keep my family out of my public life because it can be an awful nuisance to them. What’s my mother going to tell strangers anyway? That I was a cute baby and that she’s terribly proud of me? Nuts. Who cares?
I don’t want anyone as president who promises to take care of me. I may be stupid, but I want a chance to try to be a grown-up and take care of my family.
What’s important is that my family and I are all good.
I had to do what I had to do to keep my family alive. Period.
I would like a food/lifestyle show. We’re not sure what that is yet. I want to be able to share what I do and how I raise my family. I feel like I have a story to tell. I enjoy talking and listening, sharing ideas and sharing advice.
Sometimes I just want to be with my family and watch movie and eat some popcorn. But when I step on the mat I know there is no other place I’d rather be.
I was sitting in Arizona when I received Dogs on Cape Cod. Seeing the joy these dogs had playing on the beaches and in the marsh grasses on the Cape carried me back to my family visits in Harwich. The dogs are so full of life, it just made me smile.
All my family, my blood, is mixed up now. They don’t even all know each other. I just hope they don’t never hate or fight each other, not knowin who they are. Cause all these people livin are brothers and sisters and cousins. All these beautiful different colors! We!… We the human Family. God says so! FAMILY!
I grew up so poor in Austria that we never took a vacation with my family.
I haven’t really thought about family in my work. I simply play with people I meet. They mostly become friends. There is something like a great community of people around me, but this does only exist in my mind. All these people are my family, they are not a family. They mostly don’t know each other.
The only time I really get afraid is when something is affecting my family. But even then, I start to think about the Bible and the passage that says “you should fear no one, fear no man, but only God,” and I feel better.
I am happiest when I’m sitting on my parent’s couch with the fire place on and talking to my family.
Baseball is important, but it’s about fifth place behind my kids, my wife and the health of my family.
Those are values that help guide not just my family’s Christian faith, but that of Jewish Americans, and Muslim Americans; nonbelievers and Americans of all backgrounds. And no one better embodies that spirit of service than the men and women who wear our country’s uniform and their families.
I have a lot of passion. I have a lot of pride. I think I do get that from my family. But you can be driven and be nice.
Like crime, terrorism is a fact of life. I grew up in Israel, where every unattended bag was a suspected bomb; when my family moved for a few years, it was to London in the early years of the Troubles.
Everything I am, everything I’ll ever be, I owe to my family, to God’s grace and to the people of Indiana.
My family is filled with wonderful storytellers. I lack their gift of gab, so it’s a relief to be able to write.
I used to live an isolated existence, even in relationships, but now my family knows me for who I really am. Mostly, that’s a good thing.
My dream, maybe because of my family, of course, was to be a painter. I chose in one moment the direction of textiles; from textiles I went to fashion.
Enthusiasm is the most important thing in life.
I grew up in a house that liked to be funny. Everybody liked to be funny. My family’s been…we’ve been enjoying each other’s comedy for years.
Did you really JUST fall, Jeffrey? Why does everybody in my family talk in these dramatic CAPITAL LETTERS all the time? Why am I the only calm one?
I’d like to find great roles close to home and work on great projects while staying near my family. My family’s the most important thing to me right now.
My priorities are my family and my job. I have little time for much else.
The story of my family. . .changes with the teller.
Families are the compass that guide us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights, and our comfort when we occasionally falter.
There have been a lot of murders and suicides in my family; it’s like the primary cause of death. I wonder if there’s a certain energy that attracts that.
In my family, as in most middle-class Indian families I knew when I was growing up, science and mathematics were held in awe.
My family could only afford to get me the box of eight Crayola crayons, but I craved the one with all 24 colours. I wanted magenta and turquoise and silver and gold.
My family means more to me than the artificial trappings of my career. If ever I had to choose between my career and my family, the wife and kids would definitely come out on top.
I took a long time off to have my baby and spend time with my family.
My family never missed a visit in eight months, ever. I cried coming out. I didn’t cry coming in. There’s a big difference. I believe that God put me there for a reason, Incarceration is serious
I know that I could really kill for my daughter. I know because I’m living for her, so I’m fierce when it comes down to it. And I feel the same about my husband and my family. I’m just fiercely protective. It’s like, that’s my lair and nobody messes with my lair.
When I read the books, I imagined that the family of Ron Weasley was my family.
Look, I’ve got incredible pride for my family. I’ve absolutely fallen into that cliche of a dad who could just happily talk about my daughter endlessly.
It’s a way of living, cinema. And I see my family, I do this and that, I travel. It’s a long process to let it happen.
As she stood in the darkened room and watched my sister and father, I knew one of things that heaven meant. I had a choice, and it was not to divide my family in my heart.
What do most people say on their deathbed? They don’t say, ‘I wish I’d made more money.’ What they say is, ‘I wish I’d spent more time with my family and done more for society or my community.
I’m just a friendly person; that runs in my family.
I decided I wanted to do something that was worthwhile and thought I would try architecture. There was not an architect in my family.
I think my customers, my fans are really like my family now – it’s like a movement of fabulosity.
It can be scary to be everywhere else for a long time. I always feel that I’m safe at home, near my family.
I’m not alone in having obese people in my circle and in my family. I have loved morbidly obese people, and I don’t approach obesity with revulsion or judgment but with empathy and compassion.
I have my family, my children – I have a lot of outside activities.
I live quietly at home among my family and friends.
We’re all gonna land, we don’t have rocket packs that last forever. But these things that we love, these things that give us purpose, these moments along the way are our parachutes. So I feel very fortunate to have all of these. Art and my family are pretty much my biggest parachutes.
I have a son and a wife, and I really enjoy my family life as much as I enjoy my career, but there are times where my career just kind of overpowers, and they have to be really very understanding of it. I appreciate them for that. That’s probably the hardest part about everything.
When I was just a kid, growing up in Brooklyn, I was constantly making home videos with my family вЂ“ real silly high-concept productions like, ‘Attack of the Killer Handkerchief.’ I guess I knew even then that I wanted to be an actress.
Then I would have an occasional cigarette and then I started back dipping. I started dipping last year. My family has asked me again to stop, and I’m trying my best to do that.
The work that I do, I am grateful to do and honored and privileged to do, but I do it for my family and, if you don’t have a family, then what does it mean?
I’m not an addict and I do not do drugs. I made mistakes in the past and all I can do is apologize, but it is what it is and I can’t change the past. And I can apologize to my family and my friends and my colleagues and the people.
My travels to the Far East occurred primarily during the 1960’s. Naturally, I have returned many times since. Of course, there was concern from my family that I was traveling to far distant lands to accomplish snowboarding activities that no one had tried yet.
I think my family, especially having three teenage sons, keeps my cooking at home grounded and very approachable. I’m definitely not making spumas in my kitchen, that’s for sure!
I delight in my family obligations, but they leave little time for breaks let alone quick trips across the country.
I think there’s a down-to-earthness with Midwesterners and with people from the Midlands – which is where my family is from – in Ireland.
I can still impress my family, yeah. In fact, I always text my family when I meet someone famous. I ran into Anna Faris and I texted my niece, and I said “Just hugged it out with Anna Faris,” and she was like, “Oh my God! OMG! OMG!” She got a big kick out of it.
As a relatively young woman – I’m 33 – I hope to one day have a family and already have commitments. If and when I’m elected as an MP, I would face a choice: take my family with me to London each week or be apart for four, maybe five, nights a week.
I called my family, saying, “Guess what? I got a new show. It’s about a cop who travels in time.” And they said, “I think we’ve seen that one.”
When I was very young, I used to share much of what I wrote with my family, but as I got older and more self-conscious, it became a much more private process.
The passions I have in my life are my family, music, books, I’m an avid plant collector, and I love to ride my bike.
I have an obligation to try to live as long as I can for my family.
Honestly, I think some of my family members of a certain generation were more skittish about me playing a gay character on Six Feet Under than watching me play a killer.
Next to hurting my family, cheating on me is the worst thing someone could do.
[Going to Barca] was a decision I took with my family. They helped me a lot. It’s been a dream come true. I’m really happy.
Rather than bringing me closer to others, the time that I spend online isolates me from the most important people in my life, my family, my friends, my neighbourhood, my community.
I wish I had been more mature. I wish I had handled the immediate aftermath of the accident involving my family better.
As a mother, I – like everyone else – have to fill my gas tank in my car. I have to feed my family. I have to be able to make sure that I can keep a roof over their heads and, with things escalating the way they are, it’s very difficult. People are losing their homes.
I think I’ve got a responsibility to be home a little bit more, be available to my family a little bit more and do some things to help make our country better. I don’t know what that is right now, but we’ll see.
After my grandfather died I went down to the basement of my family house where my family kept books, anthologies and things and there was an anthology without any names attached to it and I read a poem called Spellbound and I somehow attached it to my grandfather’s death and I thought my grandfather had written it.
My family didn’t have any money growing up. I’m just a girl from the ghetto; from Indio, California.
My family always makes a huge deal out of Christmas.
From a very young age, I was singing and acting and performing for my family.
I was the first person to go to university from my family.
As I entered this world, I would leave behind the nurturing of my family and my home, but in another sense I would take their protection with me. The lessons I had learned, the feelings of groundedness and belonging that have been woven into my character there, would be my companions on the journey.
For the last five or six years the most important thing in my life has been my family.
My family endured a big crisis after my father’s business went bankrupt and we went from having a comfortable life to having virtually nothing. I saw from that moment how fragile and precarious life can be and you have to work very hard not just to survive but also to accomplish something in life and fulfill your dreams.
I may not always be offered work, but I’ll always have my family.
A responsibility to be a role model as a father yes, as a man, as a public figure, yes. That responsibility just leads me to do what I feel is right and to conduct myself with the moral standards, principles, and integrity that were instilled in me by my family.
I prize my seamstress, I value my copyist; but my cook, who knows well how to prepare the food to sustain life, and nourish brain, bone, and muscle, fills the most important place among the helpers in my family.
I love my family very much. I wish I could see them a little more often than I do. But we understand because we’re a show business family and we all work.
Well, I just don’t want to talk to America about my family. Like, this is my baby. This isn’t America’s baby.
I know the type of demons they have to fight and I am going to help them, because it’s the only way I can keep them from getting to my family. I have to clean up my friends because they are around my boys. It’s upsetting.
My family was scientifically inclined: My brother did turn into a neurophysiologist, and I almost became a scientist myself. I could have gone that way.
As a Member of Congress, I’ve continued my family’s tradition of focusing on education.
No one hurts my family and lives
I guess, like most foreigners, when you’re away, you see your own culture being even more strange. But where I come from and my roots mean a lot. I miss my family and my friends. Something I’ve realized as I’ve been traveling is that it’s more about the actual people than the actual place.
I love skiing, I love the sun, I love my children, I love my grandchildren, I love my family and friends… and whatever I haven’t done.
I have never left the company. I keep a tiny residual salary to this day because that’s where my loyalty should be forever. I want to be an “employee” on the company data base. I won’t engineer, I’d rather be basically retired, due to my family. (talking about his relationship with Apple Inc)
My family’s story isn’t special. What’s special is the America that makes our story possible. Ours is a nation like no other, a place where great journeys can be made in a single generation. No matter who you are or where you come from, the path is always forward.
I think of my business and investments as extension of my family.
My family is well, and that’s what’s important.
Being with my family is very important to me, and touring is very important to me, too, because it’s who I am. It’s what I do.
Work ethic has always been stressed in my family. My dad is going to be 80 years old and he still works part time. My mom just retired a couple years ago and she’s in her mid- to late 70s.
I come from a huge family and out of all 34 of my immediate family members, my heavier influences were women. Between my grandmothers, aunts, older female cousins, and of course my mother, I was pretty much predominantly raised by women, as they make up most of my family anyway.
The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family.
I know Im British. I havent spent much time in the U.K., but my parents are British, my family heritage is British, so if I wasnt British, what would I be? I am British.
Everybody in my family are doctors.
I depend on my family and friends a lot. I have a group of people I’m always honest and current with. I try to get through pain and not go around it, it always ends sooner that way.
Race wasn’t an issue. My family was French, but Yorkville was a melting pot of races and cultures.
Sometimes it is like juggling with broken glass because both things are very sensitive and have to be handled with care. I can’t let the career be neglected and I can’t let my family and children be neglected either.
I’m not going on a diet, I’m not trying to lose weight, because your insecurities are what make you different and if everyone looked the same, it’d be boring.
A lot of parents never speak to their transgender kids again that’s not the case in my family.
I felt like I was betraying my family. But I knew that trying to explain my emotions in a movie like this was more important than leaving them unspoken.
It’s more of the older people in my family.
A lot of my family is in army and it has always been inspirational for me to see them wearing the prestigious uniforms and their disciplined lifestyle. If I wasn’t so passionate about cricket, I would have definitely been a soldier for my country.
My family is and will always stay the most important to me.
In the fall term of 1933-34 I was on my family farm in Maine.
The single most important thing in my life is God. The second most important thing in my life is my family and the third thing is the great profession that I chose. I chose to do something that I love. I never had to work a day in my life.
Without my family, I’d be something.
I have used the laws of this country just like the greatest people that you read about every day in business have used the laws of this country, the chapter laws, to do a great job for my company, for myself, for my employees, for my family, et cetera.
I think about how I’m spending my money, and I like to spend on my family.
I will continue to pursue my music and live my life with my family.
Looking at me from the outside, it is not very obvious, I know half my family is black and I feel close to their culture and their color.
I have let my family down and I regret those transgressions with all of my heart.
I have the best friends in the world. I miss my friends, I miss my family but they always come out and visit me. I went to boarding school in the country so there’s no real differentiation between family and friends. I went there from when I was 8 until I was 17 – it was insane.
I feel like I’ve got it together when things are going well with my family.
Everyone in my family is a nurse except me.
I never think about gifts. It’s enough to have my family present.
My family is American, and has been for generations, in all its branches, direct and collateral
My family was fine, it’s just a different way of going about life. Creativity was not something that was isolated and identified and valued.
I am passionate about my family, adventure, good wine, nature and the outdoors, sharks, the ocean, and working hard to preserve it all for future generations.
We’re Jews, my family, and Jews break down into two distinct subcultures: book Jews and money Jews. We were money Jews.
I was lucky. My family is wonderful. And it’s funny, because most of my best friends come from very large families. So it always felt as if I had lots of siblings, though in the end I had to leave them and go home. I kind of got the best of both worlds as a kid.
You set fire to my house, killed my family, and ate my dog. But steal my boyfriend? That’s a step too far.
I have pictures from work that I’m sending to my family. I send them scripts that I’m working on so they can be excited and know what’s up with me.
I want to make sure my family’s straight.
I enjoy what I’m able to give my family.
Obviously, my daughter keeps me motivated, but I’ve got a really great support system. Having my husband and my mother and my family really support me, so that I can not only provide for my daughter, but I can set up a future that creates a better life for her.
There can be hope only for a society which acts as one big family, not as many separate ones.
In a normal family, a surprise means presents, cake and a party. For me ? I had no idea. And my family, doing something nice is seen as an attack. When I was nine, I ‘attacked’ my father with a fathers day gift. A visor organiser for his car, because it was useful. And it rhymed. Visor. Organiser. I was nine.
When I look at my family, that’s all life means, right there.
The older we get, the more Jewish we become in my family.
I really understand the idea of pride and honour. I have that in my family, so I understand it completely.
Nobody in my family is in the show business, and none of my friends were. I went to a very academic school that actually – when I got to the point of wanting to pursue acting, they just had no idea how to do that, because all of their contacts were very academic.
Prior to me, no one in my family is in the field of IT, but I can feel that my brothers are following my footsteps very anxiously and enthusiastically. They are posing a constant challenge to my world record.
I think togetherness is a very important ingredient to family life.
I get a lot of my inspiration from my family, but I never got to meet my dad’s dad.
I didn’t have to do too much “research” or acting to play this guy. (laughs) It is actually very difficult to manage all the time. The Community schedule is crushing and it kills me because I don’t get to be with my family as much as I’d like.
If I believed everything everyone had ever told me about my family I’d be a sight more miserable than I am now
Some family trees bear an enormous crop of nuts.
It is the act of reading itself that I miss, the opportunity to retreat further and further from the world until I have found some space, some air that isn’t stale, that hasn’t been breathed by my family a thousand times already.
To win the X Factor would mean the world to me and my family. I’d buy mum and dad a house and then I think I would buy myself a car and have a little shopping trip.
I never went to church a day in my life. The dominant religion (influence) in my family was my grandfather who was a Scientologist.
I felt I had a responsibility to do the right thing. And then I wanted to do the right thing by my family and there was no handbook.
If there’s one thing that differentiates me from the rest of my family it’s the rock element. I hung out with friends who like punk rock a lot. Not getting a big record deal, and having a hard time for years, it means you have to prove yourself and scratch your way up from nothing.
So I delegate a lot and I make my family come first, my husband and our kids.
The majority of the time I’m at home with my family, I play football three times a week.
I live in a beautiful part of the world – western New Hampshire along the Baker River – and my family and I spend a lot of time outdoors.
I love “Frosty the Snowman.” My family and I like to go on a sleigh ride with a two-horse sleigh in Aspen, so we all scream different songs at the top of our lungs. I hope it doesn’t scare the horses.
In family life, love is the oil that eases friction.
A good year for me is when me and my family are in good health. I’m just lucky to have good years doing something I like to do.
I’ve had fun doing romantic comedies, but I just can’t anymore. There’s nothing fulfilling creatively, there’s nowhere to grow, nothing to learn from it or for yourself. I’d rather just be home with my family or write music until that special project comes my way.
When I became successful, I put up a caution. I didn’t think it was fair to have the shadow of that kind of success thrown on my family. And I was cautious about being taken by things that could destroy you.
Humility was a cult in my family. I only got it out of my father by accident when he was very old that he had won an Olympic gold medal.
I suppose I’m very aware of time and of memories and of enjoying life… not just doing the right thing and being a useful person, which I certainly wanna be and believe that I am. I hold onto my family really tight and try to be as good a woman as I can be in my life.
I love art. I used to have a painting of Mikhail Gorbachev that was given to my family by Gorbachev.
I don’t know what it’s like to not work; my family embedded that in me.
I see my friends, my family, my cousins work all day long for very little money, and if I have this problem of not being able to wall on the streets, it’s not a big deal.
What I want to do in life is just be a respectful man and just take care of my children and guide my family in the right direction. I’m not looking to be a chairperson, I’m not looking to be ambassador or anything in that capacity.
The Red Sox didn’t handle negotiations with any kind of respect for me and my family, and the Rangers were the total opposite.
All I can do is worry about me and my family. I don’t really worry about anybody else, they have to do what works for them
Cooking for my family is always a pleasure when I’m able to do it. My favorite thing to make is really whatever my kids ask for on any given day. It’s more about being with them and doing something together.
My principal motivation is supporting my family, which is not a bad reason for getting up in the morning. That’s always been my motivation – to take care of the people who rely on me.
My family makes these vinegars – out of everything from grapes to peaches and cherries. We go through the whole process with the giant vat and drainer, label them, and give them as Christmas presents.
I can actually cook one meal now, as opposed to before, when I could cook nothing. My family are very excited.
Nothing is more important to me than my family, my faith, and my friends.
Public service and respect for ideas is a recurrent theme in both the American and Australian sides of my family.
Sure, at that age [of 7] you may have seen movies with guns and crime but by then I also knew something strange was happening in my family because it all changed drastically after the killing of Rodrigo Lara.
Interacting with other people does not come naturally to me; it is a strain and requires effort, and since it does not come naturally I feel like I am not really myself when I make that effort. I feel fairly comfortable with my family, but even with them I sometimes feel the strain of not being alone.
I’ve spent a lot of Thanksgivings on the road with my band, so anytime that I can spend Thanksgiving with my family in a traditional aspect, eating sweet potatoes and cranberries and stuffing and all the trappings of Thanksgiving and then get on a treadmill the next day extra long, I’m happy.
In my family, we let our boys have a say in what veggie side they want for dinner that night. We list off a handful of options and get them excited about helping to plan the dinner menu. They’re much more inclined to finish their plates when they’ve helped decide what goes on them.
Though I had come into the world on 16 November 1922, my official documents show that I was born two days later, on the 18th. It was thanks to this petty fraud that my family escaped from paying the fine for not having registered my birth at the proper legal time.
My family were broadminded enough to support me when I wanted to pursue a life in the theatre.
Other than hitting the ball…there’s nothing else I have ever done or know how to do. How to live on the outside, how to earn a living, how to take of my family, I’m a stupid idiot who doesn’t know how to do any of that. Therefore…Please let me play baseball.
I want longevity; I love music, being a musician is the greatest gift in the world to me, and if I were to get signed to a label, my family and team around me are always gonna be there to make sure they want the very best for me. My fans are what it’s all about.
My great-grandfather was in the army in India, and we have photographs of my family there in full Victorian dress. They’re incredibly romantic.
My friends are my second family. Sometimes friends can understand my problem but my family can’t.
I’m really close to all of my family.
I didn’t like the distance between my family and myself that I was experiencing from having to work all the time.
You know, as I get older, personal happiness is all about love. It’s all about love. You know, how I’m loved and how I love my family and my husband. That to me is happiness, when I feel like I am loved and I have a place to love deeply. That to me is happiness.
As a novelist, I mined my history, my family and my memory, but in a very specific way. Writing fiction, I never made use of experiences immediately as they happened. I needed to let things fester in my memory, mature and transmogrify into something meaningful.
I still have a lot of passion for music, but I would quit it tomorrow if that’s what my family needed me to do. I’m sure I’d miss it, but it’s a job.
My family especially has always taught me to be myself and not let other people’s opinions change me. To always believe my instincts and follow my heart.
I am proud of my family. I am proud of my Duke championships and all my Duke teammates. And, I am proud I never lost a game against the Fab Five.
The first time someone I loved left me behind…I didn’t know how my family would balance. We had been such a sturdy little end table, four solid legs. I was sure we would now be off-kilter, always unstable. Until one day I looked more closely, and realized that we had simply become a stool.
I am fortunate to have a lot of love in my life. I love my family, I love my dog, I love my close friends, and I absolutely love my incredible girlfriend.
We are patriots in my family, we are believers in America, we’re believers in democracy.
Although my family – parents and sister – all work in the personnel management business, their real passion is performing, amateur operatic societies and so on.
I still love my people, not just my family – my people. I feel a huge responsibility for them.
I think the saddest moments in life have humor in them. I have a memory of coming home from a funeral with my family in the back of a limousine and someone cracking a joke and us just hysterically belly laughing. It’s how we always dealt with tragedy in our lives and I think it’s such a healthy way to deal with sadness.
My family means everything to me and the birth of our daughter has enabled me to have more focus on my career and every time I compete, I dedicate my success to them.
Everyone in my family is a hero to me.
I do a lot of writing about my family.
I have no fear, I have only ambition, and I want mine, And I will do anything to protect and feed my family.
Like every mother, my wish – every birthday – is for my children to stay healthy (and) for my family to remain healthy.
While he bore no real resemblance to anyone in my family, his features were a collection of my mother’s and father’s best attributes, with a few of Gregory Peck’s thrown in.
My family was so poor we were close to eating the holes inside of doughnuts.
I can’t even say what my greatest fear is because I, I can’t even imagine. Being without my family… I can’t even say it because it makes me cry.
[Crack epidemic] definitely has impacted folks in my family, most definitely. I think that’s true for most, if not all people, regardless of color, that grew up in and around areas that were closer to the nucleus of the crack epidemic.If you look at Baltimore or D.C., Detroit, Chicago, Oakland, like, Los Angeles.
I do have very deep, fond memories of my family in Mexico City, but I also remember feeling funny for not speaking English – I was basically an immigrant. But I picked up the language fast and soon I knew that I wanted to be a writer.
It is not my place to make judgments about the behavior of any other footballer. Cars and women, things like that, have never been important to me. My family, and my belief in God and Jesus are the things which determine my life. I do want to live my life in the right way, and live my life close to God.
I was the third one in my family born, and there are three notes in a chord, so that’s how they came up with my name.
As a comedian, especially one that works as much as I do, there is a lot of sacrifice. People don’t see that I’m away from my family 46 weeks out of the year. I miss all the birthdays and anniversaries and holidays.
It was most essential for me to have a normal life in the real world as a counterpoise to that strange inner world. My family and my profession remained the base to which I could return.
Perserverance. . .that’s been the story of my family.
I have a lot of friends, but my biggest fear is loneliness. I miss my family in Mumbai, and my biggest nightmare every day is to go back home alone.
On Thanksgiving I will stop to give thanks that my family is safe and healthy, especially because I realize that, following the tragedies of this year, it is all too real a possibility that they might not have been.
To me, money is the ability to create lifelong experiences for my family and myself, to educate my children and a way to give back to humanity.
I suppose that one of the reasons I wrote “In Contempt” was because of the money. After the trial I came to realize that there were things that I needed to do if I was to protect myself and my family, so there were some selfish reasons for it.
IвЂ™ve never believed in risking what my family and friends have and need in order to pursue what they donвЂ™t have and donвЂ™t need.
I have one friend that I’ve had since I was born, and she’s from Coatzacoalcos. She’s not really impressed or interested in the actor’s life. My family isn’t really either.
I have continued systematically to study the Book of Mormon and Bible to understand even more deeply what God expects of me and my family while on this earth.
L.A. is cool. If I could have the rest of my family out there, I think it would make it that much better for me. As far as work and the weather, you can’t really beat it. I just wish they had the New York social life out there. That would make it perfect.
I had more friends on my hockey team than I did on my soccer team. I might have been better at soccer, to be honest. But I think it was more the friendship, and my family was more of a hockey family than a soccer family, so when I had to make a decision, I tried hockey, and it turned out to be a good decision.
There was plenty of dysfunction in my family and I went to Catholic School with these psychotic nuns. I would always try to be funny to lighten the mood.
When I went back to Shea last year it really hit me how much the fans care for me, it still gives me goose bumps. I want to do the right thing for them and my family.
Santa Barbara is my hood. I mean, it’s not much of a hood, but it is definitely like my hood. I claim Santa Barbara like I claim my family. I’m going to be married and buried there.
All I care is that my family, and my loved ones, understand me. Or that they understand me to a degree – I don’t understand me very much. And I don’t need the world to understand me. That is the most egocentric thing.
I have something else to ask you-to ask every American. I ask for you to pray for this great nation. I ask your prayers for leaders from both parties. I thank you for your prayers for me and my family, and I ask you to pray for Vice President Gore and his family.
In my family we got up in the mornings around three o’clock and went out to the barns to bring the cows in and milk. In high school I milked about twenty cows every morning and about twenty in the afternoon when I got home. I have wonderful memories from those early days when my parent’s influence was so strong.
My early childhood was spent in Newark, New Jersey, but my family moved to Denver when I was 12.
When the storms of life come, if they come to me personally, to my family or to the world, I want to be strong enough to stand and be a strength to somebody else, be shelter for somebody else.
My goal was to prove to my family I wasn’t a dummy.
I love grocery shopping when I’m home. That’s what makes me feel totally normal. I love both the idea of home as in being with my family and friends, and also the idea of exploration. I think those two are probably my great interests.
If I put my mind to it, and I put the work in, I have no doubt I could do it (pitch 4-5 additional years), but I made a promise to the people who’ve supported me for so many years. It’s time to give back to my family.
These people make my family look easy to get along with.
My goal has always been to just kind of show how my family, we might be a different culture, but we’re completely like everybody else.
I was the youngest in my family. When the other kids went to school, my mother would make them breakfast and then she would go back to bed for an hour, so I was sort of babysat by television.
If I try to make only enough money for my family’ immediate needs, it may violate Scripture. …Even though earning just enough to meet the needs of my family may seem non materialistic, it’s actually selfish when I could earn enough to care for others as well.
I want to spend more time with my family.
In my life, the stories I have heard from my family, my friends, my community, and from willing strangers all over the world have been the true source of my education.
Everyone has the same kind of fears; everyone has the same big problems in the world, which is, like, fear of death and I hope horrible things dont happen to my family, but they do. And I think people laugh at them as this great release.
I love my family in Baltimore. But on their side of the family, I love their cousin Charles Thompson, because he’s from New York like me.
My family is very theatrical.
I’ve had a lot of really influential people in my life, like my grandmother MJ, who have helped me along the way. But there are so many of us girls in my family, and even though they’re all so open and honest, who I seek advice from depends on what aspect of life I’m dealing with.
It turned out to be impossible for me to ‘run away’ in the sense other American teenagers did. Any movement at all was taken for progress in my family.
I’ve been really supported by my family and my wife. She really understands what I do, but it doesn’t get any easier when you get away all the time and so I’m trying to find the balance.
I thought, oh, I’m going to be a painter. And eventually my family had moved near Chicago, and when I graduated from high school, I went to the Chicago Art Institute, and it was there that I thought, well, now I’m going to be a painter.
My main philosophy is that money is a loan from God. I’m in charge of it. I’m responsible for investin it, giving some of it away, providing for my family, and protecting it.
You will live as you live anywhere. With difficulty, and grief. Yes, you are dead. And I and my family and everyone, always, forever. All dead, like stones. But what does it matter? You still have to go to work in the morning. You still have to live.
I tried to keep it secret, but the story got into the newspapers. It was more difficult for my family, who couldn’t understand why the media wouldn’t leave me in peace.
Every year, like a good Catholic, I wait for Christmas. Putting up the lights, decorating the tree, making sweets and then unwrapping gifts on Christmas morning… its a tradition my family has followed since I was very little.
My fantasy is, if I wasnt on Dexter, I would move my family to London and work for the BBC on Doctor Who.
I have to make it my job to be careful with my family.
Then to deliver the message to the audience is our mission. I tried to imagine, if they killed my family, daughters, I would do anything to protect my family. It’s insane but that’s the situation everybody was in.
Every summer my husband and I pack our suitcases, load our kids into the car, and drive from tense, crowded New York City to my family’s cottage in Maine. It’s on an island, with stretches of sea and sandy beaches, rocky coasts, and pine trees. We barbecue, swim, lie around, and try to do nothing.
Thank goodness I had a great family growing up, a great foundation. But I will say my faith, my parents, my family, all that stuff is very, very important. And I’ll say that until the day I die.
Having life experiences outside of acting is something my family has always made sure happens.
I’ve always been a fan of science fiction. My family, we all used to watch ‘Star Trek’ together, which is kind of a nerdy family activity.
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.
I’m always thinking, ‘my career is over, I have to move back to Omaha, and work on the railroad, with the rest of my family. So no, I’m never thinking I’ve ‘arrived.’ I think that’s a good way to be.
On Christmas, my family and I see a movie and go out for Chinese food. We dont celebrate Christmas in the traditional sense, in that we do not actually celebrate Christmas.
My family is the most important thing in my life. I would love passionately to have my own children. To have a baby inside me – it’s one of my dreams in lie. I would love to hold my children, to run to them, to give them the same happiness my family gives to me.
Every year, my family and I would go visit my moms family in Texas. We would drive from Chicago to Texas, and once we started to get towards San Antonio, everyone looked like me! It was such a great feeling. Everyone had the same brown skin that I did.
God gives me unconditional love. I’m going to give it to my family and my friends and the people around me.
Smartness runs in my family. When I went to school I was so smart my teacher was in my class for five years.
In my final years in Green Bay, when I wasn’t getting the ball, people would ask me why I never complained.
‘Because these guys are my family,’ I would say. ‘I’m not selfish. It’s not about me. It’s about these guys, my family, and winning championships together.
‘Because these guys are my family,’ I would say. ‘I’m not selfish. It’s not about me. It’s about these guys, my family, and winning championships together.
Touring is tough. You’re almost in a haze because you don’t really know where you are half the time: You’re in a hotel room one moment, and the next thing you know, you’re onstage performing for 60,000 people, then you’re back on an airplane. It’s very hectic and I couldn’t do it without my family.
My mother has been to Mecca to perform her hajj; my dad hasn’t. I come from a very liberal family, so even the people who are outwardly religious tend to subscribe to gender equality, the importance of open-mindedness, all that stuff. My family is generally nonprescriptive.
The one [thing about Amish life] that I’m always going to miss is the closeness that I’ve had with my family. I still talk to them, but I’m an outsider.
When I was young, my family didn’t go on outings to the circus or trips to Disneyland. We couldn’t afford them. Instead, we stayed in our small rural West Texas town, and my parents took us to cemeteries.
Of course I believe that I am very approachable, I am friendly, I care about my family, I care about my community, people believe that I am a strong and determined leader.
Perhaps the greatest social service that can be rendered by anybody to the country and to mankind is to bring up a family.
Teasing was big in my family, and there is a wonderful way to tease and make people feel more loved.
With my family background – my parents were both activists – writing about culture and politics came naturally.
In my family, I would never dare to think of being Paris Hilton! And to me, that doesn’t look like a happy existence – it’s just not who I am.
I love performing, but I never really liked show business. My success is my family. I want to be more successful as a mother.
I am saying that I was able to mold those hours around the needs of my family, and that matters. And I really encourage other people at Facebook to mold hours around themselves.
For women in my family, in Korean culture, women are really valued in their youth, and then when they get older, it’s like they almost become irrelevant.
When I was very young, I started trying to sing like the great tenor Mario Lanza; my family used to play his records. We all learn best by imitating others.
When you’re shooting a film, you really don’t get to be a dad, and you don’t really get to be a husband. You don’t really exist at all. But I do drag my family with me on location whenever I can.
I wanted to show that an African-American artist could make it in this country on a national level in the graphic arts. I want to be a strong role model for my family and for other African Americans.
I was 13, and my dad actually sent photos to two different agencies of all of my family, and I had no idea. I was such a tomboy. I was playing basketball, living in Sweden, I didn’t give a sh*t – I mean, obviously did not have dreams to be a model.
I try to spend as much time as possible with God and my family. That’s more important than anything I’m doing in baseball.
The hardest thing about moving to California from Connecticut was just missing my family. If I went back, it would be just because I was homesick.
I like to be judged by my family and friends because they know me.
My family absolutely comes first, and I don’t mean that in a Pollyanna way. It’s the focus of my life because it’s what makes me happy.
I think the legacy we leave is our family. I don’t think it’s money. I don’t think it’s – I’m not saying that charity isn’t a great thing. I just think that it’s my family. Even now I look and I think, God, I’m lucky if I lost it all.
If only I could manage, without annoyance to my family, to get imprisoned for 10 years, “without hard labour,” and with the use of books and writing materials, it would be simply delightful!
Believe it or not, my best meal is to go to the store and buy a DiGiorno pizza, come home, add some fresh Parmesan cheese, and just hang with my family!
I draw from my family and my friends and I feel like that small-town person. The achievements, the materialistic possessions have really become to mean less. They mean nothing.
I want to buy my mom a house; I want my family to never have to worry about anything. And I just want to have an amazing career in music, because I love to do it.
I had four different colors of hats, one of which was pink. I just got on a roll with the pink hat. So what started out as a superstition grew into a tradition and an easy way for my family to find me at tournaments because I am the only one with cojones big enough to wear a pink hat.
My whole thing was this was to immortalize my family’s name. To get the people who never would have appreciated him to appreciate him, there’s nothing a son could want more.
My strength has always been my family and my friends who are like family. The business can chew you up and spit you out and if you don’t have some calm in the storm, it’s a very lonely journey. My family and friends love me whether I’m working or not and that makes all the difference.
I’m working class, my family was working class, and we have struggled the same way our neighbors here in San Francisco have struggled.
My family has very strong women. My mother never laughed at my dream of Africa, even though everyone else did because we didn’t have any money, because Africa was the ‘dark continent’, and because I was a girl.
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.
God, I hate my family, these people I never chose to love, but love all the same.
My mom keeps me going, man. She deserves such a good life. I just wanna give it to her. My dad, too. My family, my friends, they keep me motivated. Just knowing my personal legend, just knowing what I’m supposed to do, that keeps me going.
My family was always active, and our thing was family walks. Not walks around the block, but more like eight-mile hikes up mountains.
I can’t stress to you enough how much I can relate to teens being cyberbullied. Something that helps me is looking at old videos of me and my friends from middle school, or videos of my family. I love watching funny videos of my favorite people – it really cheers me up.
I live in a sort of insular world. It’s mostly my family, my house, staying home and working.
My family was all born in Sicily and I’m Italian-American. They’re the real thing. They’re authentic Italians, and honestly they’re the most open-minded, nicest people in the world and nothing can really offend them. That’s the way I think true Sicilians are.
I am what I am. I love golf, I love my life, I love my family and friends.
I believe the money I make belongs to me and my family, not some governmental stooge with a bad comb-over who wants to give it away to crack addicts for squirting out babies.
I felt [It Runs in the Family] it was a picture that, after I’m gone, my family would like to see it. It was a wonderful mixture of people in my family.
I guess I’m happy that I’m getting the attention. Otherwise, I’d just be playing in a local bar in front of my family members, and I’m sure they’d get sick of that in no time
I hope some future day will bring me the happiness of seeing my family again collected under our own roof, happy in ourselves and blessed in each other.
I just think my family is so normal, but no one wants to accept that. I find my family to be normal because there’s an understanding of what every job entails. And it is a job. It’s not this fantasy that Hollywood and movies are all glitter and stardust.
It is important to me that everybody who has been hurt know that the sorrow I feel is genuine. First and most important, my family, my friends, my staff, my cabinet, Monica Lewinsky and her family and the American people. I have asked all for their forgiveness.
When I have finished a job, done all the promotion, and it’s been received well. Then I can allow myself the luxury of a break, and chilling out with my family and friends, and taking a nice break knowing I’ve done a good job.
When I was young, I had two older sisters, and since I was the youngest in my family, my mom took me around with her all the time. I was forever with her when she was having coffee in the middle of the afternoon with her three sisters. And they would talk about men. I absorbed a lot of that.
My family is just embarrassingly proud of me. My brothers get a little protective… overly protective. I’ve made rules now where I say: “You can’t go outside and scream at people if they have cameras!”
My family background has always been very supportive. They’re going to be there for me no matter what.
I think I was raised in a solidly upper-middle class family who had really strong values and excess was not one of the things that my family put up with.
My family and our neighbors and friends thought of Africa and its Africans as extensions of the stereotyped characters that we saw in movies and on television in films such as ‘Tarzan’ and in programs such as ‘Ramar of the Jungle’ and ‘Sheena, Queen of the Jungle.’
For me, politics is not a career. For me, my career was being in business and starting a business and making it successful. My – my life’s passion has been my family, my faith, and my country.
I was the class clown at school, but at home, my family wasn’t very funny.
I had rather be shut up in a very modest cottage, with my books, my family, and a few old friends, dining on simple bacon, and letting the world roll on as it liked, than to occupy the most splendid post which any human power can give.
You ought to try surviving one of my family reunions. It’s like having a bowling alley in your brain.
I think everything is going to be devastatingly sad – when the phone rings, I know somebody in my family’s been hurt, somebody’s going to die. I’m sure a therapist would go, ‘That’s not a good way to live,’ but every time it’s not that bad thing, I’m so thankful and appreciative.
I’m incredibly close to my family. I have two younger brothers; they’re both artists and actors, and their work and the way they see the world inspires me.
Everybody fears the unknown. But I have a strong feeling there’s something bigger than us. I don’t think all this exists because some rocks happened to collide. I’m at peace. When it comes, I’ll be fine, calm. I’ll miss life, though. Especially my family.
Also, I would cry at the words ‘I miss you’ after I left my family
As I grew up, I was continually to suffer hardships in different realms of life – in my family, in my relationship to Japanese society and in my way of living at large in the latter half of the twentieth century.
My family shouldn’t have to put up with me. They’re good people, solid, happy. Sometimes when I’m with them I think I’m on television.
I think loneliness comes with being creative, because you are obsessed with creation. And it is so satisfying that sometimes, I have noticed, I completely neglect my friends and my family, and they fall away.
Times like this it did seem real I was leaving, and even more that my family, and this life, would go on without me. And again I felt that emptiness rise up, but pushed it away. Still, I lingered there, in the doorway, memorizing the noise. The moment. Tucking it away out of sight, to be remembered when I needed it most.
I’d lost my family to my years of failing as a songwriter. All I had were bills, child support, and grief. And I was about to get fired. It looked like I’d trashed my act. But there was something liberating about it. By not having to live up to people’s expectations, I was somehow free.
They needed someone to write a script of The Great Gatsby very quickly for the movie they were making. I took this job so I’d be sure to have some dough to support my family.
It was a source of shame for my family that I was in rock and roll, which is so blue-collar. It just isn’t done. And I felt it, too.
I figure this is my time – to relax, be with my family and have a normal life.
I’m really focused on my research almost 100 percent. That, and my family and kids.
I came back and decided that I wanted to go to college for acting and got my family on board. My mom, who was a single mom, was a little reticent, but I think after that summer [in the Governor’s School], she saw a shift in me and realized that it was something I wanted more than just a hobby.
I had a house burn down once, and everything in life burned except my family, and it was so liberating. I didn’t have a bad moment about it. It sort of reinvigorated my interest in a lot of things. I wonder if there should be some kind of anarchy.
I’ve never had sex. Never wanted to. Not with a man or a woman or an animal, though my family jokes about it. And I never will. The thought of it disgusts me.
I’m not too proud to do any job to support my family.
I am not very comfortable about dancing at weddings and New Year parties. Maybe it’s because of the way I have been brought up; I wouldn’t want my family to feel that cringe moment. Dance is an art for me.
It’s wonderful to make a lot of money, to be able to take care of my family, to have the facilities I have and really support the people the studio’s involved with. But at the end of the day I’m quite simple as an artist-it’s really about the power of art.
Home gigs can be hard because it’s an odd collision. More than anything, I feel self-conscious when my family are in the audience. I’m doing this job which is not quite acting – part of it is me, part performance. You’re presenting a cartoon of yourself to people who know you as a line-drawing.
I love my country better than my family; but I love humanity better than my country.
My family are not sporty – they are all doctors or lawyers.
I am very grateful for the success, because it has given me the freedom to write without pressure, in my own way, and has enabled me to maintain my family and educate my children and grandchildren, as well as to create a Foundation to empower women and girls.
When somebody meets me in the street, they say, ‘Hello, how you doing?’ And I say the same back. It’s just two minutes of your time and it’s alright. I don’t like people taking liberties when I’m with my family, but mostly people are really polite and that’s lovely.
All the women that are first born daughters in my family are named Mary, but we’ve all been given nicknames. I don’t know how or why that started, but I’m nicknamed after my great-grandmother, who was Mamie. No one ever calls me Mary, except only if my husband is very serious about something.
After four and a half intense and wonderful years as CEO of Groupon, I’ve decided that I’d like to spend more time with my family. Just kidding – I was fired today.
And you know something, because everything that I’ve gotten – my career, my money, my family; everything that I’ve gotten and achieved is because of California.
I went to professional men’s soccer games, the old North American soccer league at that time, and I used to be a ticket holder with my family and family friends. We would go every weekend and I thought it was great, but I just thought of it as recreation, as family fun.
Basketball is my passion, I love it. But my family and friends mean everything to me. That’s what’s important. I need my phone so I can keep in contact with them at all times.
If you shift your mindset to asking “How can I initiate change that’s good for my family, and my community, and my career, and my private self (mind, body and spirit)? then you are more likely to produce harmony in your life, over the course of your life.
I remember when I read Walter, for example, six years ago now, I said, “This is the role for me.” I said that to my family. There was something there that I knew was absolutely right, and that was just based on the character. That’s when gut instinct comes into play. I know there are certain things I won’t do.
All my moves were designed to promote the happiness and wellbeing of my family, rather than fame.
As I grew older, I came to feel more responsible for any hardship or trouble my career caused my family.
My family, theyre story tellers. My mom is Irish, and my dad is Italian. In my family, we werent allowed to watch TV while we ate – we had to sit around the table and tell stories about our day.
I had no fun. My family was too serious.
My family was never cultural in that we never went to see plays, my mum wasn’t very into films.
I don’t want to do anything to embarrass my family or my church because the town that I come from is so small. There are certain things that I just can’t be part of because of my foundation.
My riches are my family and my foster children. I try to store any material wealth in my hand, not my heart, so that I always feel free to give it away when the opportunity arises.
As my family story shows, Latinos have been a blessing for USA for many generations. The future of America depends in part on the success of the Latino community, and this opportunity is just one more signifier of that.
I started taking piano lessons when I was 8 and I wrote my first song shortly after. Music was really important in my family. My grandma was a professional violin player and my parents first met when my dad was giving my mom guitar lessons.
I get 0.5 seconds to react to a ball, sometimes even less than that. I can’t be thinking of what XYZ has said about me. I need to surrender myself to my natural instincts. My subconscious mind knows exactly what to do. It is trained to react. At home, my family doesn’t discuss media coverage.
Money is not everything. My ambition was football itself, not the money I’d make from it. If that brings me and my family a more comfortable lifestyle, then that’s fine. But I don’t spend my time between games and training sessions thinking about figures.
That’s what people do who love you. They put their arms around you and love you when you’re not so lovable.
Without a family, man, alone in the world, trembles with the cold.
I think we all live in a world that is so fast-paced, it’s threatening and absolutely saturated with change and novelty and insecurity. Therefore, the ritual of cooking and feeding my family and friends, whoever drops in, is what makes me feel that I’m in a universe that is contained.
My family is my life, and everything else comes second as far as what’s important to me.
My family came to Australia on the First Fleet. My familyвЂ™s been in that country for a long time, over 100 years. If your familyвЂ™s lived in Australia for a long time, everyone has a little bit of [Aborigine blood]. I know my family does because we have an eye condition that only Aboriginal people have.
I’m really happy in Liverpool and the club feels such a family. I feel great, I have a nice house and my family have been here from the beginning so they could help me.
Aside from being a Latina, my family immigrated from Puerto Rico and Yugoslavia so I know all about that. I wouldnвЂ™t be able to do what I do today if they didnвЂ™t come to America. Everybody has an immigration story.
Honestly, my number-one motivation is my family.
My family were all into classical music, and I found that very intimidating.
Becky! Love!” Mum has pushed her way through her dancing guests to reach me. “What’s wrong? Has labor started?” Honestly. My family has no idea about contemporary urban street dance trends.
My family history begins with me, but yours ends with you.
I’m lucky. The best possible place in the world for training is Addis Ababa, so I am home all the time except when I am racing. I like to be there, near my family, my kids, also the real estate business I run with my wife.
My job is вЂ” I make socks. ThatвЂ™s all I do. I donвЂ™t necessarily care about theВ show. I would rather film this вЂ” me doing what I do вЂ” than being around my family.
I love coffee, I love my family, I love being in New Zealand – that’s honestly one of my top five favourite things – faith is important to me, and I hope to be married one day. I love that coffee was number one.
Honestly, in the beginning, it was really tough. Coming from Cincinnati, Ohio, I was just a girl who had a dream, which was to go to Los Angeles, have a career and to be able to support my family. To have a dream like that and, you know, you’re not ready.
I would never put my job before my family.
Faith, family, academics and then sports was the order of priorities in my family. My parents really stuck to these principles when raising me and my two brothers. As long as we took care of everything, they let us play as much basketball as we wanted.
My first signing was at my hometown independent bookstore and everyone in the world came. It was so nice. My family was there, my parents, everybody I worked with, all my friends. So I had this great first reading with a like hundred people there.
I think it’s fascinating that I receive attention for what people perceive to be a level of manliness or machismo, when amongst my family of farmers and paramedics and regular Americans, I’m kind of the sissy in my family.
My dad’s family were political and he was always a theatrical creature, whereas my mum is really musical and her father was the touring pianist with Nat King Cole. My family was an explosive mixture of politics, religion and music – no wonder I turned out how I did.
You’re always going to miss your daily eating spots, your daily hangouts with your friends, family. I miss my family like crazy, all the time.
My favorite activity is to be with my family.