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"Someone that is not close with their family is an immediate deal breaker for me." - Nico Tortorella

"I'm very close to my mother, but not a single other person in my family." - Alexis Stewart

"I am close - too close - with my family." - Britt Robertson

"My immediate family is real close-knit." - Kenan Thompson

"I stayed close to my family. My family never changed." - Haywood Nelson

"There is a Jewish tradition of family, too, but then not all Italian or Jewish families are close." - Richard Rogers

"I'm very close to my family. Not like these big stars - not mentioning any names - who lose the plot and don't know who they are." - Jennifer Ellison

"It's definitely important to stay true to yourself and stay close to those people who you were close to before [becoming famous]. Family, your friends, and just not let that outside stuff get to you." - Taylor Lautner

"More important than a clean house is a close family." - Ann Voskamp

"I leave my circle tight in keep my family close." - Meek Mill

"I'm really close to all of my family." - Paul Walker

"I come from a very hospitable, close, Catholic, matriarchal family." - Francesca Annis

"It's important for me to have my family close." - Curtis Joseph

"My whole family is really close. I'm lucky for that." - Landon Liboiron

"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." - Ryan Giggs

"I did not grow up a cinefile. No one in my family was in the film business or even anything close to it." - J C Chandor

"When you're close to your family, you want to be close to them." - Carlos Beltran

"My sculpture is very personal; for years my subjects were family and close, close friends." - Gloria Swanson

"I'm not interested in playing the field and all that stuff because frankly I'm not into frivolous relationships. I've got a couple close relationships with friends, a close relationship with my family, and a close relationship with my guitar. I'll know if the right person comes along, and whatever then - cool - but it's not something I'm seeking out at the moment." - Taylor Momsen

"It is a family; it's a slightly dysfunctional family, but it's also very close and warm and loving family." - Anna Wintour

"We're a very close family and we're a very real family, and I think every real family has real problems." - Emilio Estevez

"When you look at a family, if you have a family that never interacts with each other, never has strong conversation with each other, never has disagreements, nine times out of ten you have a very cold family and they're not going to be, at the end, they're not going to be close." - Mike Singletary

"You know, people see [August: Osage County], and I tell them that it's based on my family, and they assume that I came from some kind of horrible, hysterical circumstances. That's not true. My family, my nuclear family, was actually very close. My mom and dad were great parents and they encouraged a real rich, creative life for me and my brothers. My extended family, like every family, has some darkness, and some violence of some kind, emotional or otherwise, in their past." - Tracy Letts

"Yes, I'm very close to my family. And being that close to your family, I think you also struggle with how to become your own person." - Linda Cardellini

"in the traditional family structure of Persia ... one simply cannot discard close relatives just because one does not like them; rather one has to accommodate them, make allowances and accept them, like misfortune." - Shusha Guppy

"[Christmas] holidays are a heavy, heavy time. We make light of them with our red and green and our stockings and candy canes, but people think heavy thoughts over the holidays because that's when you're thinking about family. Are we close? Or are we not as close as other people?" - Augusten Burroughs

"Ridley and I talk every day. Our family is very close because were from North England." - Tony Scott

"My family was so poor we were close to eating the holes inside of doughnuts." - Malcolm X

"I used to date Latoya for awhile, I was a close friend of the family." - Kurtis Blow

"Nothing purchased can come close to the renewed sense of gratitude for having family and friends." - Courtland Milloy

"A close relative is one you see occasionally between family funerals." - Anonymous

"And I come from a small Vietnamese family. We're really close too, all ten of us." - Dat Phan

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

"Happiness is having a loving, close knit family in another city." - George Burns

"Love for me is family, close friends - an unbreakable, unconditional bond." - Xosha Roquemore

"I had a very close family and I couldn't get away with anything." - Shirley Temple

"Other people like Neil Young and Dennis Hopper, those are just really close knit family friends." - Amber Tamblyn

"All of my family is so close. We're always over at each other's houses." - Buddy Valastro

"I'm very close with my family, so my mom is part of my entourage." - Kid Cudi

"I have an amazing and supportive family. I'm fortunate to have a close relationship with everyone." - Jonathan Keltz

"People who were close to me - family and friends - they knew about my sexuality." - Greg Louganis

"My childhood was very gregarious, and I was usually surrounded by close family." - Stephen Mangan

"I've been very lucky. I come from a very close family." - Richard Branson

"I used to date Latoya for awhile, I was a close freind of the family." - Kurtis Blow

"My family is very close. I can't say that about many people I meet in Hollywood." - Tom Verica

"I'm lucky in that I have close friends and family and my agent to advise me." - Imogen Poots

"Ridley and I talk every day. Our family is very close because we're from North England." - Tony Scott

"I have an extended family of close friends, guy and girls." - Hannah Simone

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

"Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city." - George Burns

"I am really close to my family. My cousin is my best friend!" - Daniella Monet

"Our family may seem extraordinary in some magazines or something, but at home it's not. We're really just a very loving family. We're very close, and we don't read magazines. We just kind of go to work and come home. We try to keep a sense of reality into their lives. What's truly real, not Hollywood real." - Angelina Jolie

"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." - Jet Li

"What we often take to be family values-the work ethic, honesty, clean living, marital fidelity, and individual responsibility-are in fact social, religious, or cultural values. To be sure, these values are transmitted by parents to their children and are familial in that sense. They do not, however, originate within the family. It is the value of close relationships with other family members, and the importance of these bonds relative to other needs." - David Elkind

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

"My family and I are so close, it's important to have a close knit relationship and to make time to spend with each other, especially at the holidays." - Gia Coppola

"Take this wealth and this fame, always stay humble, keep your family close, and do ridiculously crazy things." - Rob Dyrdek

"My sister has decided to become an actress too. It has ruined the close-knittedness of our family life." - Olivia De Havilland

"I've been lucky enough to be surrounded by close friends and family and they've definitely kept me grounded." - Taylor Lautner

"I'm really close to my family. As I get older, it's like they're the only people I really talk to." - Lissie

"I need family support close because when you go to work, they are long days and it can get lonely." - Joe Lando

"I just love the feeling a close family gives you and I wouldn't change it for anything." - Barry Gibb

"I'm pleased to say I grew up in a happy family in Dublin. I feel we're very close." - Domhnall Gleeson

"I try to stay centered in my faith and my family and the close people around me." - Tim Tebow

"We grew to know the meaning of love. That is what allowed me and my family to stay close together." - Martin Lawrence

"I'm oftentimes called away from my family... it's rather hard for me to be away from them. We're very close." - Benjamin Bratt

"For me, I'm lucky to have a lot of close friends - through football or through my family." - Justin Tuck

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

"I have a pretty close family and there are certain similarities - maybe a lot of families have this - where geographically, we're separated, so there are times when one family member will be needing a lot at one particular moment, so everyone rallies around that particular family member. Then there are other moments where, if [the family is] okay, I might not talk to my brother for two or three weeks, but then if I get him on the phone at five in the afternoon, it feels like we spoke that morning." - Justin Hartley

"My mother saved our home with a minimum wage job. But in the 1960s, a minimum wage job would support a family of three above the poverty line. Not today. Not even close. I understood right then that people can work hard, they can play by the rules, and they can still take a hard smack." - Elizabeth Warren

"You develop relationships with people, and suddenly a family of actors and crew that you became so close to are now not around anymore. I'm not too sad about it because I got to move on to something else, but it's sad the way these things turn out." - Mark Pellegrino

"Everything's uglier close up," she said. "Not you," I answered." - John Green

"Because I don't have everything I want. Not even close." - Alyson Noel

"One barber shaves not so close but another finds work." - Proverbs

"Americans will feed anyone that's not close to them." - Will Rogers

"I learned about the strength you can get from a close family life. I learned to keep going, even in bad times. I learned not to despair, even when my world was falling apart. I learned that there are no free lunches. And I learned the value of hard work." - Lee Iacocca

"Intimacy is not trapped within words. It passes through words. It passes. The truth is that intimates leave the room. Doors close. Faces move away from the window. Time passes. Voices recede into the dark. Death finally quiets the voice. And there is no way to deny it. No way to stand in the crowd, uttering one's family language." - Richard Rodriguez

"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." - Suresh Raina

"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." - Kaka

"I just invited close friends and family, the usual suspects whose opinion I value but who I know will enjoy the film [ Before I Go To Sleep]. I don't know how difficult it is for them to suspend their disbelief because they obviously know me and what they're seeing is not me." - Mark Strong

"I would definitely not rule out doing television in the future because I think it's a great medium for telling stories. And it can also be practically very nice for a family man to have 9 months out of the year where you're in the city, where you're close to your home." - Chris Pratt

"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." - Novak Djokovic

"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 don't need to be involved in any quarrel, as sometimes you need to remain silent intelligently." - Suresh Raina

"I'd never put all my chips anywhere, because I don't want to close any doors, but I was raised in a very blue-collar family. I was raised by parents who said, 'If you don't go to work every day, you're not contributing', so that's my mentality. I have to work every day; I have to bring home a paycheck." - Katee Sackhoff

"I don't like talking unnecessarily, and my communication skills are zilch. I just can't converse with people. Maybe it's because of my stuttering or stammering, but I'm not confident of talking with people. I only talk to very close friends and family." - Pritam Chakraborty

"If you're not comfortable with public speaking - and nobody starts out comfortable; you have to learn how to be comfortable - practice. I cannot overstate the importance of practicing. Get some close friends or family members to help evaluate you, or somebody at work that you trust." - Hillary Clinton

"Growing up in the days when you still had to punch buttons to make a telephone call, I could recall the numbers of all my close friends and family. Today, I'm not sure if I know more than four phone numbers by heart. And that's probably more than most." - Joshua Foer

"I've never fancied that footballer lifestyle. I suppose I could live that kind of flash life. People stereotype child actors and kind of expect you to go off the rails a bit, be a bit crazy, but that's not really happened yet. I've got a big family so that helps, and they live really close to the studios so it's just so much easier." - Rupert Grint

"It seems to me that unless you or someone very close to you has had a bad head injury, you really can't fathom it. You have no concept of what it is all about. It was so difficult for my whole family, not just me." - Barbara Mandrell

"My rule is, whatever you were calling me four years ago is what you should be calling me now, because I don't like it when my family or close friends call me Nicki Minaj. To me I'm not Nicki Minaj when I'm with them." - Nicki Minaj

"I'm not a royal family watcher." - Bill Nighy

"Our family life was certainly not intellectual." - Douglass North

"I'm not the witch in the family!" - Ichabod

"Hey No one makes me do anything. Not my family. Not your family...not even you." - Ally Carter

"Same way I have my entire life. Keep my family and friends close. My Latino friends close. I visit the island [Puerto Rico] as often as I humanly can." - Sonia Sotomayor

"I've got a pretty close bond with everyone in my family. I've got a brother and a sister whom I'm very close to, and my parents have always been the world's best parents." - Freddie Stroma

"My family, you know, are all still, you know, very close. We're all still very close. Mom and Daddy are still alive. So, what more can you ask for? Your kids are healthy." - Reba Mcentire

"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." - Alonzo Mourning

"Consequential strangers help us stretch beyond the relatively rigid boxes that the people who have known us the longest - our family and close friends - often put us into. Through interacting with people who do not know us as well, we are more free to experiment with ourselves, and less likely to have our new behaviors and roles reflected back to us by people who object, 'But that's not like you!'" - Melinda Blau

"Intimate, loving, and enduring relationships with our family and close friends will be among the sources of the deepest joy in our lives." - Clayton Christensen

"I have had a lot of really close friends and family who have been touched by suicide, and I would never want to make light of it." - Lauren Iungerich

"Love is my family and friends. That close-knit circle that sticks by you through the years and through it all." - Allen Evangelista

"Happy birthday to evil North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. He gathered family and friends together and celebrated by executing a few close friends." - David Letterman

"In a family business, you grow up with close contact to the business, whatever it is, and the beer business is certainly a very social type of business." - Carlos Alvarez

"The single most important factor in our long-term happiness is the relationships we have with our family and close friends." - Clayton M Christensen

"I had a great childhood, a very close-knit family. We were all overweight, and we had good times eating together, I imagine." - Stephen Furst

"I grew up in a show business family, so we've always had a great sense of balance, being so close to my parents." - Andy Gibb

"My life had been very work-orientated, and all in close-up. Once I had the family, it went into sudden widescreen." - Helena Bonham Carter

"The single most important factor in our long-term happiness is the relationships we have with our family and close friends." - Clayton Christensen

"It's great working with my sister, because we are very close as a family - my brother, my sister and myself. We have a great relationship." - Penelope Cruz

"New York City is crazy and beautiful and really close to my heart, and I've always had dear friends here - family, actually, I would say." - Benedict Cumberbatch

"It's very hypocritical to constantly say, 'We want to keep our kids close,' then send them home with so much homework that family time becomes nonexistent." - Marcia Gay Harden

"I didn't ever feel close to my real family. I didn't feel validated; I never felt right because I was always wrong." - Richard Lewis

"I keep everything that is most important to me close to me: my family, my bible, my X-Box - just kidding." - Brian Littrell

"I have a lot of very close girlfriends and sisters - I'm from an all female family. My father often quips that even the cat was neutered!" - Shirley Manson

"I've got two older sisters who I'm very close to. And my son's grown up with a big sense of family around him." - Lesley Manville

"The Canadian circle in L.A. is really close. There's a magnet effect where we all just huddle together somehow. It's one big Canadian family, really." - Devon Bostick

"I was raised in a really terrific, close family, and I've never needed to escape anything or to really let myself go by dancing on tables." - Blake Lively

"We are a big family; we are all very close, and we always want to talk about what is going on with each other." - Javier Hernandez

"I have very few friends. I have a handful of close friends, and I have my family, and I haven't known life to be any happier." - Brad Pitt

"It's equally as important to me to be a good friend and a good sister and a good daughter. I'm very close with my family and friends." - Winona Ryder

"Many people don't have relationships to their siblings in adulthood, or they have superficial ones. It's sort of unfashionable, particularly in America, to be close to your family." - Kiki Smith

"When I'm writing, I am lost in my book. Except family and close friends, I don't care about what critics, publishers or readers might think." - Amish Tripathi

"Because I come from such a close family, my natural instinct is to marry and have kids as soon as possible." - Nicole Trunfio

"I grew up in a pretty large family. We were really close-knit, so I definitely want to have lots and lots of children." - Anne Hathaway

"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." - Jeffrey Kluger

"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." - Tatiana Maslany

"It's great to have a place of my own, but I still see my family often, as we are very close." - Anthony Howell

"We've got a pretty close family. Just ended fourteen years of travel hockey with two boys. My daughter was always a part of that. So there's a lot of trips to the hockey games. As I tell idiotic, stupid, youth-sport parents, it's about the drive there and the drive back, not about the trophy or how your kid played. We've always had a good relationship with our kids. You're driving with them and talking to them at the age of eight. It became this adventure and they learned to love it. You connect, you really do. It's not for every family" - Jeff Daniels

"I've never been a drinker, I've never gotten into drugs ... You know, I think I have such a close family ... I think you know my sisters do enough drinking to kind of fill up the whole family." - Kim Kardashian

"It sucks being judged by the world instead of your close friends or family. I try to just realise that the only people who matter are my family and friends." - Kylie Jenner

"I am very close to my family, and there's something life-affirming about that. Even if you feel completely different from them and have totally different views on politics and ethics, you're still family and have that immediate acceptance." - Susanne Bier

"I do not come from a rich family, but I come from a really good family." - Jordan Belfort

"If we're a family and your brother wishes you death, it's not a very happy family." - Etgar Keret

"Race means family and all black people whether they like it or not, are family." - Kola Boof

"I was not born into a rich family or a family of government officials." - Chen Guangbiao

"How can we not talk about family when family is all we got" - Wiz Khalifa

"Parenting is not logical. If it were, we would never have to read a book, never need a family therapist, and never feel the urge to call a close friend late at night for support after a particularly trying bedtime scene. . . . We have moments of logic, but life is run by a much larger force. Life is filled with disagreement, opposition, illusion, irrational thinking, miracle, meaning, surprise, and wonder." - Jeanne Elium

"You can not ignore his current life. Bowie has become a family man and enjoys to see his children grow up close to him. But after six years he feels the urge to get in the studio with musicans he likes. He closely follows bands like Arcade Fire in recent months. But he is inspired by ancient Chinese folk and jazz these days as well." - Gail Ann Dorsey

"Everyone has issues they are passionate about, they care about. Step up, do something that you know absolutely you can achieve. We each have a sphere of influence. It may be just our family and a few close friends, or it might be the reach into government. Exercise what you can do, not what you can't do. Recognize there are millions of others doing the same. Act on things you know to be right and true." - Nick Begich

"I was young, and I think your mistakes sort of mold you. It was important for me to make that one. After that, I definitely made it a point to not let others get in the way of what I wanted to do. Whether it's a relationship or your family or friends, the people close to you should encourage you to work towards your dreams. That was an important lesson for me to learn." - Lauren Conrad

"My family, before the divorce, moved several times, and after that we moved a whole bunch more times, and so I don't have an anchor to a single place. Probably as a result of that, I'm a little more attenuated to when people do feel close identification to place, whether they say it out aloud or not. I think that there's a sort of local patriotism that is deeper than national patriotism." - John Darnielle

"I am the lucky duck because I have family . My wonderful aunt and uncle are letting me crash on their couch, which isn't really a couch...I have a room! It's been kind of a blessing for the cast because all of us have gotten so close, not knowing anyone in Atlanta. All the guys on the show have become kind of like brothers, and all of us girls are pretty inseparable." - Candice Accola

"The biggest danger, for me, with making yourself your act is that a lot of people with think they know you for better or worse. That's an ongoing struggle with me and it can get really trippy sometimes. I try to be strong about it and assure myself that only my close friends and family can really pass judgement on me personally, but it's impossible to not let it get to you." - Bo Burnham

"I am tired, I want to go home. I want to continue my art work, I want to plant a garden, I want to walk in the forest, I want to walk in the fields, I just want to lie down on the grass and feel the sun against my skin. I want to be able to hold my family close to me and not have someone tell me time's up." - Leonard Peltier

"Being someone who had had a very difficult childhood, a very difficult adolescence - it had to do with not quite poverty, but close. It had to do with being brought up in a family where no one spoke English, no one could read or write English. It had to do with death and disease and lots of other things. I was a little prone to depression." - Sherwin B Nuland

"I'm in a very close-knit, very, very tight family. My grandmother had 13 kids, so we had a lot of family like 50, 60 grandchildren and we all lived in Jersey, relatively in the same area. So every time there was something, my entire family was there. And I just believed everybody's family was like that." - Lauryn Hill

"Love and this close-knit family structure really helped to give me the confidence. To know that you have family to go back to is a help. It doesn't always happen biologically. Sometimes God gives you family in other forms, but I was very blessed. I have a very strong biological family." - Lauryn Hill

"If you're not getting close to capsize, you're provably not pushing hard enough" - James Spithill

"Let us not close our hearts, let us not lose confidence, let us never give up." - Pope Francis



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