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" A close family member once offered his opinion that I exhibit the phone manners of a goat, then promptly withdrew the charge - out of fairness to goats. "
" I come from a family with big hearts, so I love to put smiles on people's faces. "
" The same way one tells a recipe, one tells a family history. Each one of us has our past locked inside. "
" A woman can plan when to have her family and how to support a family. "
" I'm a hopeless romantic. I love love. My middle name is Love. Valentine's Day is my favorite holiday. I want to have a family and children. I am a sucker for every romantic comedy that comes out. "
Jennifer Love Hewitt
" My wife and I both come from Irish families. There are two kinds of Irish families: the hitting kind and the kidding kind. If you're fortunate - and both of us are - you come from the kidding kind of Irish family. "
P. J. O'Rourke
" Two races share today the soil of Canada. These people had not always been friends. But I hasten to say it. There is no longer any family here but the human family. It matters not the language people speak, or the altars at which they kneel. "
" Many times, the decisions we make affect and hurt your closest friends and family the most. I have a lot of regrets in that regard. But God has forgiven me, which I am very thankful for. It has enabled me to forgive myself and move forward one day at a time. "
" The first lesson my kids got about the ocean was to respect it. You can never turn your back on the ocean when you're dealing with tides and currents - factors beyond your control. You have to be the CEO of your family on the water. CEO stands for 'constant eyes on,' and it's something I never forget. "
" For there is no friend like a sister in calm or stormy weather; To cheer one on the tedious way, to fetch one if one goes astray, to lift one if one totters down, to strengthen whilst one stands. "
" If you share a common ancestor with somebody, you're related to them. It doesn't mean that you're going to invite them to the family reunion, but it means that you share DNA. "
Henry Louis Gates
" I'm lucky to have a great support system in my friends and some of my family. If you have those people that you trust, go ahead and fall back into them and let them be your hammock and cocoon and let them embrace you. "
" Every day I wake up and I lay in bed counting my blessings and saying my prayers for how fortunate I am to have great fans and health and family. "
" The clan is nothing more than a larger family, with its patriarchal chief as the natural head, and the union of several clans by intermarriage and voluntary connection constitutes the tribe. "
" If we care about family stability, if we care about community stability, then we need fewer evictions. "
" Insanity runs in my family. It practically gallops. "
" I'm a pretty uncomplicated person. I live a very simple life with my family and I enjoy very ordinary things. "
" What I miss the most is chatting with my friends and family and having a good laugh over a simple meal. "
Friends And Family
" Half of all women who are sexually active, but do not want to get pregnant, need publicly funded services to help them access public health programs like Medicaid and Title X, the national family planning program. "
" Having family responsibilities and concerns just has to make you a more understanding person. "
Sandra Day O'Connor
" I absolutely love spending time with my family. "
" When people say, 'How did you start in comedy,' I say my family was kidnapped by ninjas when I was very young, and to get them released I had to do a killer five-minute set. And even after I did that, you know, I started doing comedy under tough circumstances, I still kept at it because I enjoyed it. "
" Family and friendships are two of the greatest facilitators of happiness. "
John C. Maxwell
" My greatest pleasure is spending time with my family: my husband and daughter, but also my mother, my three sisters, and their families. "
" My family kinda hit the skids. We were experiencing poverty at that point. We all got a job, where the whole family had to work as security guards and janitors. And I just got angry. "
" On a bus ride through China, my family and I had talked for hours before a police officer boarded to conduct an inspection. My mother and brother couldn't speak Chinese, so they pretended to be deaf and mute, and none of the Chinese passengers said anything, sparing us. "
" I've always liked being funny and making people laugh. I was a cut-up when I was a kid and was always doing bits for my friends and family. I remember doing pratfalls on the playground in fourth grade for my friend and really hurting my hip. "
Friends And Family
" It would astonish if not amuse the older citizens to learn that I (a strange, friendless, uneducated, penniless boy, working at ten dollars per month) have been put down as the candidate of pride, wealth, and aristocratic family distinction. "
" No family gets rich from earning the minimum wage. In fact, the current minimum wage does not even lift a family out of poverty. "
" In the States, you can buy Chinese food. In Beijing you can buy hamburger. It's very close. Now I feel the world become a big family, like a really big family. You have many neighbors. Not like before, two countries are far away. "
" I am tortured when I am away from my family, from my children. I am horribly guilt-ridden. "