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Bad Family Members Quotes


"Too bad. Family members hit you by accident. Psychopathic whores tend to come back for more." - Richelle Mead

"Dogs aren't like family members, they are family members." - Frank DeCaro

"Every family has bad memories." - Mario Puzo

"Flea stared at us, "I can't decide what's worse. Losing family members or not having a family member to lose." - Maria V. Snyder

"You can experience true delight on the Sabbath from family history work...Finding family members...can bring immense joy." - Russell M Nelson

"We believe if you have a family you can't just eliminate certain members of that family because profits are down." - Akio Morita

"When I say "dogs", I'm talking about dogs, which are large, bounding, salivating animals, usually with bad breath. I am not talking about those little squeaky things you can hold on your lap and carry around. Zoologically speaking, these are not dogs at all; they are members of the pillow family." - Dave Barry

"Walking down the street in any town or city in the world and having people look at you and start talking to you, convinced that they know you as well or better than they do members of their own family, that's just an odd phenomenon. But I mean, I wouldn't say it was a bad thing. It's an interesting thing." - Viggo Mortensen

"Happy is that family where both the husband and wife are mutual members of Christ's body" - William Gouge

"It's incredibly irresponsible to allow victims' family members to witness executions." - Steve Earle

"Sometimes when family members least deserve love, they need it the most." - Marvin J Ashton

"Reach out, call your family members, if you have children, call them right now." - Peter Jennings

"It isn't the size of the family, it's the interactions of the members inside." - Michele Borba

"We do not discuss the members of our family to their faces ..." - Ivy Compton-Burnett

"I have a wonderful relationship with my friends, family members, and co-workers. I am appreciated" - Louise Hay

"People think I'm so confident. Close family members can see through that." - Katie Price

"I'm the most successful person in my generation of family members, and that sucks." - Ice Cube

"Love each other. Regard each other as members of one family." - John Hope Franklin

"Look for the good, not the evil, in the conduct of members of the family." - Proverbs

"My family members are vegetarians, but I like mutton and chicken seekh kebabs." - Suresh Raina

"My family for several generations have been members of the Unitarian Church." - Leverett Saltonstall

"Yet there are thousands of Indigenous people searching for family members." - Malcolm Fraser

"I've still got family members living below the poverty line in New York." - Tracy Morgan

"Most performers spend half their earnings taking care of family members." - Martha Reeves

"Hour after hour, they shouted at me, accused me, insulted me and members of my family." - Sam Sheppard

"So many people, including stark conservatives, have family members and close friends who are gay." - Paul Singer

"Rarely do members of the same family grow up under the same roof." - Richard Bach

"I have Muslim members of my family. I have lived in Muslim countries." - Barack Obama

"Donald Trump has a pre-modern monarchic family structure. His business is a monarchy with family members all around. His administration is a monarchy with family members all around." - David Brooks

"In any family, measles are less contagious than bad habits." - Mignon Mclaughlin

"The most merciful thing a large family can do to one of its infant members is to kill it." - Margaret Sanger

"One truly affectionate soul in a family will evert a sweetening and harmonizing influence upon all its members." - Henry Van Dyke

"I believe that the members of my family must be as free from suspicion as from actual crime." - Julius Caesar

"We who are Christians, members of God's family, are called to go out to the needy and to serve them." - Pope Francis

"The secret of a happy home is that members of the family learn to give and receive love." - Billy Graham

"We who are Christians, members of God's family, are called to go out to the needy and to serve them." - Pope Francis

"The most merciful thing a large family can do for one of its infant members is to kill it." - Margaret Sanger

"What we must do is start viewing every cow, pig, chicken, monkey, rabbit, mouse, and pigeon as our family members." - Gary Yourofsky

"One of my hardest parts of my job is to console the family members who have lost their life." - George W Bush

"Voodoo is a very interesting religion for the whole family, even those members of it who are dead." - Terry Pratchett

"I do not think it is selfish to want to donate a kidney "only" to family members." - Mallory Ortberg

"The most merciful thing that a family does to one of its infant members is to kill it." - Margaret Sanger

"There will be no more British guys. Unless they are members of the royal family, of course." - Meg Cabot

"The only people I have seen who have been truly pushing for the truth are the family members." - Sibel Edmonds

"My father's a firefighter. He was my whole life. And my brother-in-law and several family members are firefighters." - Brad Paisley

"As much as I liked and admired the various members of the Kennedy family, my first loyalty was to Jackie." - Pierre Salinger

"For me, I have gay family members, and I have a lot of friends in the LBGT community." - Ashley Wagner

"We have thousands of patients and family members who are dealing with dual devastation, cancer and the hurricane." - Greg Anderson

"Members of weakly religious families get, of course, no religious training from any source outside the family." - Gregory Bateson

"My youngest uncle Randy and I were the first members of our entire family to ever go to college." - James Earl Jones

"The senior members of the royal family work very hard and I don't think people quite realise that." - Zara Phillips

"All my band members were old enough to be my dad. It was like this family vibe." - Hunter Hayes

"Occasionally, family members treat each other with less courtesy and kindness than they do acquaintances or even strangers." - Joseph B Wirthlin

"Patience with family members and others who are close to us is vital for us to have happy homes." - Joseph B Wirthlin

"I've come to learn that the best time to debate family members is when they have good in their mouths." - Kenneth Cole

"It is my wish to delight all members of the family, young and old, parent and child." - Walt Disney

"Most Americans, like most Japanese, view their dogs, cats, and other animal companions as family members, and rightly so." - Ingrid Newkirk

"Sometimes the best way to keep peace in the family is to keep the members of the family apart for awhile." - Franklin D Roosevelt

"The overall goal [of counseling] is to help family members become 'systems experts' who could know [their] family system so well that the family could readjust itself without the help of an expert." - Murray Bowen

"In a morally healthy family the good of each member of a family includes and overlaps with the good of other members. When one family member flourishes, so typically do the others." - David Wong

"We use tools such as email, not just as a way to keep in daily touch with family members who live in other cities, but also as a way to keep in touch with staff and members of the public." - Tipper Gore

"My life wasn't always smooth sailing. Two members of my family were diagnosed with cancer, so I spent a lot of time in hospitals and giving home care. Several close friends died. I fell in love with the wrong person. And I was working all the time but still sliding into debt. My life wasn't anything like I thought it would be. And then I got in a bad car accident. I walked away, but it was like a splash of cold water. The next day, I started writing Twelve Lives. Sometimes, when you're backed into a corner and have nothing to lose, it's a great place to write from." - Hannah Tinti

"Dearest Charles- I found a box of this paper at the back of a bureau so I must write to you as I am mourning for my lost innocence. It never looked like living. The doctors despaired of it from the start... I am never quite alone. Members of my family keep turning up and collecting luggage and going away again, but the white raspberries are ripe. I have a good mind not to take Aloysius to Venice. I don't want him to meet a lot of horrid Italian bears and pick up bad habits. Love or what you will. S." - Evelyn Waugh

"Just because one brother is good and one brother is bad in the same family, we cannot say that the rest of the family is bad or good." - Sri Chinmoy

"If minutes were kept of a family gathering, they would show that "Members not Present" and "Subjects Discussed" were one and the same." - Robert Breault

"The closer the genetic relationship of the family members, as for example father-to-son, as opposed to uncle-to-nephew, the higher the degree of cooperation." - E O Wilson

"Historically, there would always be people among the general population who had family members, friends, cousins who'd done time or who'd been in prison." - Hank Azaria

"When the human race neglects its weaker members, when the family neglects its weakest one - it's the first blow in a suicidal movement." - Maya Angelou

"I like having a beard. My beard changes my face shape and allows me to see in it family members who I love and can't see otherwise." - Douglas Coupland

"I used to get a lot of letters from prisoners. It used to get on my nerves. Especially family members. Everybody's innocent." - Terry Mcmillan

"The resentment that criticism engenders can demoralize employees, family members and friends, and still not correct the situation that has been condemned." - Dale Carnegie

"Oh - oh, why is it that the members of a family feel privileged to treat one another with a cruelty they would not exhibit to the merest stranger?" - Fannie Hurst

"Whatever the needs of family members may be, we can strengthen our families as we follow the counsel given by prophets." - Robert D. Hales

"'Drugs' and psychedelics are not two members of a family, they are antithetically opposed to each other. The pro-psychedelic position is an anti-drug position." - Terence Mckenna

"I have family members that are bipolar. One had a case recently that I witnessed, and it was very, very helpful." - Trai Byers

"Bringing all 45 members of my crazy family together, and watching them argue is super awesome. It's good to do it just once a year." - Milla Jovovich

"The inconvenience and the suffering of any children or any family members pales in comparison to the suffering and oppression that goes on in these animal laboratories." - Jerry Vlasak

"Do not put your trust in rivers, men who carry weapons, beasts with claws or horns, women, and members of a royal family." - Chanakya

"I didn't just want to be the one who was always looking around at the weird family members. I wanted to make my mistakes." - Tig Notaro

"Many of my family members are teachers in the arts, and I picked up the camera years ago, in high school." - Steven Sebring

"The only way I've been able to survive the betrayal of lovers, family members, and society is to be able to create as an artist." - Madonna Ciccone

"If minutes were kept of a family gathering, they would show that Members not Present and Subjects Discussed were one and the same." - Robert Brault

"People who have had family members killed are able to forgive the murderer because that's the only way they can move on." - Ming-Na Wen

"No stone should be left unturned to bring home to the family members that untouchability is a sin and a blot on Hinduism." - Mahatma Gandhi

"This is the problem with being Indian. It's hard to be one of the family members. Everybody is white usually [in the movie]." - M Night Shyamalan

"Being Southerners, it was a source of shame to some members of the family that we had no recorded ancestors on either side of the Battle of Hastings." - Harper Lee

"I have close family members as well as lots of close friends who are gay. Many of them strongly support gay marriage." - Tony Abbott

"Every American should have a say in the memorials we choose to build in our nation. Family members have a special responsibility." - Susan Eisenhower

"If anything interferes with my inner peace, I will walk away. Arguments with family members. All that stuff. None of it matters." - Shirley Maclaine

"I'm not sure if I know any 'functional' families, if functional means a family without difficult times and members who don't have a full range of problems." - David Sheff

"When I'm at my grandparents', I know I literally have to do nothing but relax, enjoy myself, and enjoy my family members' company." - Tyson Chandler

"How we treat our invalids - our mad, our physically or mentally compromised family members - does tell you something about who we are politically, historically, culturally." - Samuel R Delany

"I get a lot of letters, mostly from family members who have been affected by cancer rather than young people themselves. I reply to them all." - Jenny Downham

"I come from the countryside. I come from a bunch of horticulture family members. My best friend was a farmer's boy." - Luke Evans

"Like millions of others, I have been plagued by the devastating effects of cancer hitting not one, but multiple members of my family." - Tom Delonge

"If you want to make a positive impact, no matter how far-reaching, start at home. Treat your family members like treasures." - John C Maxwell

"This religion (Islam) recognizes all men as brothers. It accepts all human beings as equals before God, and as equal members in the Human Family of Mankind." - Malcolm X

"I'd like to show how 'intimations of mortality brought on by aging family members' connects with 'the hatred of mirrors that begins in middle age." - Jeffrey Eugenides

"There are lots of people in the Silicon Valley who are interested in working at a fast-moving, dynamic company like Google. Not just my family members." - Susan Wojcicki

"Even someone as photographed and aware of the camera as members of the royal family needs to feel completely comfortable if they are to look their best." - Mario Testino

"In the Middle Ages, I think the French kings murdered slightly fewer of their family members than the English kings, though I haven't actually counted the heads." - Karen Maitland

"Wherever the citizen becomes indifferent to his fellows, so will the husband be to his wife, and the father of a family toward the members of his household." - Wilhelm Von Humboldt

"A family with the wrong members in control; that, perhaps, is as near as one can come to describing England in a phrase." - George Orwell

"Society is not merely a select body of spiritual or intellectual persons, but a great organism composed of all kinds of members, a net containing bad and good." - Robert Hugh Benson

"I like working with family and friends and people I admire. All my movies are filled with family members of some capacity. I think it means more when you have a personal relationship with someone." - Harmony Korine

"The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life. Rarely do members of one family grow up under the same roof." - Richard Bach

"When I look back I can tell that after I started having a family, I certainly wanted to make games that could be played with all the family members." - Shigeru Miyamoto

"When there's trouble in a family, it tends to show up in the weakest member. And all the other members of the family know that. They make allowances for the one in trouble." - Ross Macdonald

"Shortly after I was born he emigrated to Durban, where members of my mother's family had settled at the turn of the century, and the rest of the family followed soon thereafter." - Aaron Klug

"I think family is very important in West Virginia and has long been so because the mountains made travel difficult in the past, and family members had to depend on each other." - David Selby

"I have nice muscle tone in my arms. I can't really take credit for it, though - all the members of my family do. A lot of arm wrestling happened in our family growing up!" - Michelle Monaghan

"As a layperson, I consider myself fairly well-educated in terms of politics. My family always has been really interested in politics, and various members of my family have a hand in politics in upstate New York." - Reid Scott

"Family love is messy, clinging, and of an annoying and repetitive pattern, like bad wallpaper." - P. J. O'Rourke

"Nately had a bad start. He came from a good family." - Joseph Heller

"The Robertson family and bad ideas go together like biscuits and jam." - Willie Robertson

"I'm not a long-term member of the 'Breaking Bad' family." - Laura Fraser

"I look at 'Breaking Bad' as a show about the American family." - Giancarlo Esposito

"Family love is messy, clinging, and of an annoying and repetitive pattern, like bad wallpaper." - P J Orourke

"Unhealthy families discourage individual expression. Everyone must conform to the thoughts and actions of the toxic parents. They promote fusion, a blurring of personal boundaries, a welding together of family members. On an unconscious level, it is hard for family members to know where one ends and another begins. In their efforts to be close, they often suffocate one another's individuality." - Susan Forward

"The main interest of most members of the Christian Coalition is the breakdown of the family. I think that's our biggest problem, and if the whole country was as concerned and active in issues of the family as members of the Christian Coalition are, we'd probably be better off as a country." - Lamar Alexander

"I've spent a great deal of time over the past decade as a caregiver for various family members. It gives me a perspective on the struggles that many New Yorkers face with illness, disability, health care, insurance difficulties, and trying to work with and also take care of family members." - Wendy E Long

"When trouble strikes, which it always does - bad economy, bad quarter, activists, takeover - when trouble strikes, those board members who don't understand or are not committed are not helpful." - Carol Bartz

"A willingness to vocalize feelings. How important it is to be willing to voice one's thoughts and feelings. Yes, how important it is to be able to converse on the level of each family member. Too often we are inclined to let family members assume how we feel toward them. Often wrong conclusions are reached. Very often we could have performed better had we known how family members felt about us and what they expected." - Marvin J Ashton

"The economic crisis really affected my family - 2006 to 2011 were really bad times. Almost everybody in my family lost their jobs." - Joey Badass

"Patriotism is (like) loving your family whether it is good or bad, while always striving to make it better. Nationalism simply insists 'Hey my family is the best'.." - Peter Jennings

"When you have a family as big as mine, there are many things that affect my family members, in many different ways. It could be high blood pressure, it could be cholesterol, it could be obesity, it could be sleep deprivation or sleep apnea. An illness is an illness, especially if it affects younger kids. Illnesses affect your family and they impact you because you want to do the best you can to help your family member become more healthy, just as my family members want me to be healthy." - Queen Latifah

"The seven deadly sins: Want of money, bad health, bad temper, chastity, family ties, knowing that you know things, and believing in the Christian religion." - Samuel Butler

"Goldilocks [There] lived a family of bearstogether anthropomorphically in a little cottage as a nuclear family. They were very sorry about this, of course, since the nuclear family has traditionally served to enslave womyn, instill a self-righteous moralism in its members, and imprint rigid notions of heterosexualist roles onto the next generation. [They named] their offspring the non-gender-specific "Baby." - James Finn Garner

"There's one in every family. When the police calls in the middle of the night and says We've got a family members of yours under arrest and you know directly who it is. In my family we have seven of those... And they are all my Mom!" - Christopher Titus

"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." - Aeriel Miranda

"You must remember, family is often born of blood, but it doesn't depend on blood. Nor is it exclusive of friendship. Family members can be your best friends, you know. And best friends, whether or not they are related to you, can be your family." - Trenton Lee Stewart

"And having a strong family, you know we've lost some members of our family and had some setbacks, but I think a good family and kids all those things I thought at one time... you got to be kidding me... Those things are so important they enable you to go on." - Brett Favre

"... it is not a crisis of our environs or surroundings; it is a crisis of our lives as individuals, as family members, as community members, and as citizens. We have an 'environmental crisis' because we have consented to an economy in which by eating, drinking, working, resting, traveling, and enjoying ourselves we are destroying the natural, god-given world." - Wendell Berry

"I assume the closest members of my family don't actually want to kill me, but the truth is that I have shamed and hurt them; they have to deal with the outrage that my public statements cause, and undoubtedly some members of my clan do want to kill me for that." - Ayaan Hirsi Ali

"The church acknowledges some Scientologists choose to sever communications with family members who leave. The church says it is a fundamental human right to cease communication with someone. It adds disconnection is used against expelled members and those who attack the church." - John Sweeney

"Family values represent the core values and guidelines that parents and family members hold in high regard for the well-being of the family. Sincere family feelings are core heart feelings. They are the basis for true family values. While we have differences, we remain family by virtue of our heart connection. Family provides necessary security and support, and acts as a buffer against external problems. A family made up of secure people generates a magnetic power that can get things done. They are the hope for real security in a stressful world." - Doc Childre

"And now we're apart and you're just some stranger who knows all my secrets and all my family members and all my quirks and flaws and it doesn't make sense." - Gaby Dunn

"The global work of the United Nations is not without reason compared to that of a family - striving for a common goal in concert with all members for a better future." - Kofi Annan

"Self-actualizing people have a deep feeling of identification, sympathy, and affection for human beings in general. They feel kinship and connection, as if all people were members of a single family." - Abraham Maslow

"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." - Brother Theodore

"As Christians we're called to belong, not just to believe. We are not meant to live lone-ranger lives; instead, we are to belong to Christ's family and be members of his body." - Rick Warren

"The quality of life depends upon the ability of society to teach it's members how to live in harmony with their environment-def ined first as family, then the community, then the world and its resources." - Ellen Swallow Richards

"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" - Gavin Degraw

"When you start to confuse Freddie Mac, Sallie Mae and Fannie Mae with members of your family, and you remember 2,000 stock symbols but forget the children's birthdays, there's a good chance you've become too wrapped up in your work." - Peter Lynch

"Among the most disheartening and dangerous of . . . advisors, you will often find those closest to you, your dearest friends, members of your own family, perhaps, loving, anxious, and knowing nothing whatever . . ." - Minnie Maddern Fiske

"If I hadn't had mentors, I wouldn't be here today. I'm a product of great mentoring, great coaching... Coaches or mentors are very important. They could be anyone-your husband, other family members, or your boss." - Indra Nooyi

"It is not only our right as members of the global human family to protest when our brothers and sisters are being treated brutally, but it is also our duty to do whatever we can to hep them." - Dalai Lama

"We are all members of the same great family ... On social occasions the formality of strictly military occasions should be relaxed, and a spirit of friendliness and goodwill should prevail." - John A. Lejeune

"Sometimes when family members least deserve love, they need it most. Love is not appropriately expressed in threats, accusations, expressions of disappointment, or retaliation. Real love takes time, patience, help, and continuing performances." - Marvin J Ashton

"From now on, I promise I wil consult with you before I do anything you don't expect. Is that acceptable? Only if it involves weapons, magic, kings, or family members, she said. Or flowers. Or flowers, she agreed." - Christopher Paolini



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