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Losing Your Family Member Quotes


"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

"Losing a family member is extremely difficult for anyone to take. But the normal reaction is to want to get back to your work as soon as you can." - Charlie Adam

"If you have any setback in your life, like not being in the England squad was for me - any setback, like losing a family member - everyone handles it in different ways. When I first wasn't included I was numb. I'd been the main England striker for years and years. It was really disappointing." - Michael J. Owen

"If you have any setback in your life, like not being in the England squad was for me - any setback, like losing a family member - everyone handles it in different ways. When I first wasn't included I was numb. I'd been the main England striker for years and years. It was really disappointing." - Michael Owen

"'I Know You Care' is really personal and fragile for me. For me, it's about losing a family member and also about a breakup. It's about this idea of losing someone for good." - Ellie Goulding

"Losing a family member, and her dying knowing she didn't have to die, a scar that will last forever for the people remaining, and even with good actions and good words, that scar will never disappear. Ever." - Kim Du-han

"I don't want to be your hero. I want to be your brother. You know, I want to be your family member. I want to be your equal." - Tom Shadyac

"I feel that sometimes, holding yourself as black, saying that is your sole identity, can sometimes stand in your way of being a member of the humanity of man, being a member of the family of the divine." - Giancarlo Esposito

"You might be a redneck if the richest member of your family bought a house and you have to help take the wheels off of it." - Jeff Foxworthy

"Every member of my family was displaced by Katrina." - Donna Brazile

"A lot of things come with fame, whether it's losing friends or losing family. You still gotta stand up and be that guy even when you ain't having great things. Because you've gotta be the spokesperson for your people." - Young Jeezy

"Nut shrugged. "Set had always been Set, for better or worse. But he is still part of our family. It is difficult to lose any member of your family . . . is it not?" - Rick Riordan

"(Audience member): What's your mood watch say?" - Steve Martin

"When I was a child I had a best friend who lived across the road from me. When her mother died unexpectedly it was like losing a member of my own family. I think I am still affected by the memory of that loss." - Margaret Mahy

"A lot of things come with fame, whether it's losing friends or losing family." - Young Jeezy

"When you have an animal in your home, a relationship forms very quickly, where that animal ceases to be an animal to you. It feels like a member of your family." - Elijah Wood

"As everyone, you do end up becoming your mother, but also as you're acting, I find out you become every member of your family, bits come out without you really wanting them to come out." - Helena Bonham Carter

"Most murders are committed by someone who is known to the victim. In fact, you are most likely to be murdered by a member of your own family on Christmas day." - Mark Haddon

"You walk into someone's house and they're dying, or they've got a family member who is dying. Your needs are minor; you're there to serve and to advise and to educate. You're not there to provide yourself." - Steven Amsterdam

"This is one of the benefits, as well as one of the difficulties of directing a member of your family. You know where the buttons are. You can push them if you want." - Emilio Estevez

"Some readers tell me, 'We always treated our maid like she was a member of the family.' You know, that's interesting, but I wonder what your maid's perspective was on that." - Kathryn Stockett

"One loves one's country the way one loves a family member. And sometimes that family member does really embarrassing, shitty things. But you still love them." - Matt Taibbi

"If you were an elected member of Congress and people in your constituency were losing jobs and shutting businesses and everybody in the press is saying it's all the fault of Wall Street, you can't sit idly by and do nothing, but what you do is really important." - Hillary Clinton

"If you are losing your leisure, look out! You are losing your soul." - Logan Pearsall Smith

"We live in a world where losing your phone is more dramatic than losing your virginity" - Megan Fox

"If you are losing your leisure, look out; you may be losing your soul." - Logan Pearsall Smith

"Losing my parents really set me adrift in more ways than one. It's not just losing them. It's losing the possibility of family." - Walter Mosley

"Toaster: A gift that every member of the family appreciates. Automatically burns toast." - Dave Barry

"I am a living member of the great family of all souls." - William Ellery Channing

"A member of my family, who shall remain nameless, refers to all newborns as "blobs"." - Cordelia Fine

"Apart from my parents, every family member on both sides was exterminated by the Nazis." - Norman Finkelstein

"A member of my family, who shall remain nameless, refers to all newborns as 'blobs'." - Cordelia Fine

"A family is a tyranny ruled over by it's weakest member." - George Bernard Shaw

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

"No one should go into debt if a family member gets sick or injured." - Charles B Rangel

"Every member of my family knows that running for office is a personal decision." - Joseph P Kennedy Iii

"I have always felt like a loved, valued and equal member of my family." - Stella Young

"We are very excited about welcoming a new member of the family, a daughter!" - Michael Weatherly

"The challenge of course is in sobriety and that's been the blessing, to realize, to take accountability for the ways that your own thinking impacts your happiness, and your serenity, and your ability to be a productive and a loving, giving member of your family and society." - Bonnie Raitt

"Be sure to incorporate your pooch into your daily activities to make her feel like a true family member. You can do this by signing your dog's name - or her paw print - on birthday cards, by getting 'from our dog to your dog' holiday cards, or by including your dog when asked the number of family members in your household. These small, considerate actions will make you an ideal petowner." - Joyce Jillson

"By losing your goal, You have lost your way." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"You are either losing your mind - or gaining your soul." - Julia Cameron

"While you're saving your face, you're losing your ass." - Lyndon B Johnson

"Any of you who have members of your family in the lifestyle, we have a member of our family that is [lesbian]. This is not funny. It's a very sad life. It's part of Satan, I think, to say that this is gay." - Michele Bachmann

"America is the only high income nation without a paid family leave program. This means that if you or a family member gets sick, there is no guarantee that you can take the time you need to take care of yourself or your loved one, leaving already vulnerable families in the position of making hard decisions in cases of illness." - Kirsten Gillibrand

"Losing a position is aggravating, whereas losing your nerve is devastating." - Ed Seykota

"Losing a game is heartbreaking. Losing your sense of excellence or worth is a tragedy." - Joe Paterno

"For me to sit here and give all kinds of excuses to make it right, I can't do. But what I want to ask everyone out there, everyone that has a child, everyone that has a brother, a sister: if your child or family member was abducted today, if a mad man came in, a terrorist came in, abducted your family member or your child and if I said to you I can bring your child home...does it matter how I bring them home?" - Sam Childers

"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

"Maybe you don't like some of the things I've said tonight, that's ok. Maybe you don't like me. I could care less. Especially you Christians, you don't gotta like me, you gotta love me. See, I'm a member of your family. And you can pick your friends, but you're stuck with your relatives!" - Mike Warnke

"If you look good, are in good health, and feel good about yourself, then you'll be more productive at work, you will be happier in your relationships with your friends and your family, and consequently, you will be a more productive, contributing member of society, making the world a better place for all. And, it all starts by working on yourself." - Lee Labrada

"The genuine writer cannot ignore the fact that the family is losing its spiritual foundation." - Isaac Bashevis Singer

"I really miss Gunsmoke. It was like losing my whole family." - Ken Curtis

"My family survived losing money to Bernie Madoff incredibly well compared to others." - Kevin Bacon

"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

"If you're prematurely born or if you have things happening when you're like a baby being born. If you have to learn how to walk right or if there's something wrong with your gait or just physical things that are happening. 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." - Queen Latifah

"If you don't make a conscious choice... someone else will decide for you. It may be your boss, a family member, an advertiser, a collective social influence, or someone or something else, but it won't be something of your deliberate choosing." - Steve Pavlina

"We all have a friend or family member who can't bear the sight of a mess. Use her obsessive compulsion to your advantage! Whisper in her ear: "I'm always impressed by how neat your house is. Can you do me a favor and help tidy this place up as the night goes on?"" - Clinton Kelly

"Once you do embark upon the separation or divorce process, it is very important to remember three key things: Be kind, be reasonable, be brief. Remember that this person will no longer be your spouse, but he or she will continue to be your co-parent, family member, and perhaps business partner in certain assets or entities." - Laura Wasser

"Beware of losing what isn't in your head." - John Cage

"Losing love is like a window in your heart..." - Paul Simon

"The scariest thing in the world is losing your mask." - Patrick Roy

"How competitive can you be without losing your discipline?" - Doc Rivers

"There's nothing special about losing your virginity over a toilet." - Becca Fitzpatrick

"Losing is no disgrace if you've given your best." - Jim Palmer

"It's hard to get recognition when your team is losing." - Gilbert Arenas

"Losing your way on a journey is unfortunate. But, losing your reason for the journey is a fate more cruel." - H G Wells

"Losing your capital is like losing your trousers. It is a real humiliation, and one not to be soon repeated." - James Buchan

"[I]n Africa I was a member of a family-of a sort of family that the people of your culture haven't known for thousands of years. If gorillas were capable of such an expression, they would tell you that their family is like a hand, of which they are the fingers. They are fully aware of being a family but are very little aware of being individuals. Here in the zoo there were other gorillas-but there was no family. Five severed fingers do not make a hand." - Daniel Quinn

"Having a holiday weekend without a family member felt like putting on a sweater that had an extra arm." - Pamela Ribon

"Prince Charles is the only member of the Royal Family who ever left Cinderella for the Ugly Duckling." - Des Hanafin

"The family exists for many reasons, but its most basic function may be to draw together after a member dies." - Stephen King

"Let us open wide the windows of our hearts, that each family member may feel welcome and 'at home." - Thomas S Monson

"I am neither Jew nor Gentile, Mahomedan nor Theist; I am but a member of the human family..." - Frances Wright

"Putting a family member in jail is a good sign there is something seriously wrong in the home." - Ricki Lake

"If you have a family member who maybe is undocumented, then you have an even greater reason to vote." - Barack Obama

"God is the Lord of human history and of the personal history of every member of His redeemed family." - Margaret Clarkson

"Even my aunt Joan, hopelessly sentimental about every member of our family, admitted that I was hideous." - Sister Parish

"You are a member of the British royal family. We are never tired, and we all love hospitals." - Queen Mary

"I was the first member of my family to cross into Pakistan and find his ancestral village." - Sanjeev Bhaskar

"I've dealt with some tragedy in my life, like losing my brother. That was probably one of the hardest days when I've been tested. But you learn what things are important. You have to prioritize your life with your family, your friends, things you want to accomplish. You've got to get all that stuff in order." - Joe Nemechek

"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."" - Rush Limbaugh

"In our family we have always had, and still have, this understanding: the problem of each member of the family is everybody's problem." - Raisa Gorbacheva

"The Chinese view the state, not just as an intimate member of the family ... but as the head of the family." - Martin Jacques

"Give up a member to save a family, a family to save a village, a village to save a country, and the country to save yourself." - Vyasa

"The Chinese view the state, not just as an intimate member of the family... but as the head of the family." - Martin Jacques

"If you have suffered the loss of a family member to chronic disease, if you suffer debilitating seasons of depression, if you have lost your job and livelihood, gone through a divorce that came out of the blue, know that God is not punishing you. He is not waiting for you to do something." - Tullian Tchividjian

"One, as an employer you already have a management problem when your employee has a new child or needs to care for their ailing family member. You've got to replace the person, at least temporarily; it's a tremendous pain to hire somebody new." - Heather Boushey

"It also comes down to parenting. It is important to know what your beliefs are, and that you have to stand up for them or you don't really believe in them. You know, my father and mother - in fact, every member of my immediate family - have worked for the federal government. Sometimes misunderstood is that I didn't stand up to overthrow the system." - Edward Snowden

"I think it's been a little difficult at times for the audience, because they've told me they see me as a family member. So to see your little sister sing about sex... I think they are pretty used to it now." - Janet Jackson

"I think 'Tattoo's a song that can go so many different ways. Some people think of it as a break-up song, but, for me, it's about somebody who comes into your life and really touches you - be they a friend, a family member or someone you're in a relationship with." - Jordin Sparks

"I think 'Tattoo's a song that can go so many different ways. Some people think of it as a break-up song, but, for me, it's about somebody who comes into your life and really touches you - be they a friend, a family member or someone you're in a relationship with." - Jordin Sparks

"But when you lose a family member or something tragic happens, that stays with you forever. You never get over it. Knowing that you have to deal with that for the rest of your life... Football is important, but not as important as you once thought it was." - Brett Favre

"Being a conservative union member is almost like being an actor in Hollywood: You don't dare say it, or you might be injured on the job, or you might be laid off, or your family might have something happen to them." - Rush Limbaugh

"Have a deputy and develop a successor. Don't be consumed by the job or you'll risk losing your balance. Keep your mooring lines to the outside world - family, friends, neighbors, people out of government, and people who may not agree with you." - Donald Rumsfeld

"To Dare is to risk losing your foothold for a moment, Not to Dare is to risk losing yourself." - Soren Kierkegaard

"Don't be just another member of society, be a living example of your dreams and goals." - Anonymous

"Dust, who is not dust? I am dust. But I am your Member of Parliament, nevertheless." - Halldór Laxness

"I will never put anybody before my family because your family is your family." - Femi Kuti

"Sticking with your family is what makes it a family." - Mitch Albom

"My family begins with me, your family ends with you." - Iphicrates

"Choose battles that you can win without losing your heart and your soul." - P C Cast

"You gotta have life your way. If you ain't losing your mind, you ain't partying right." - Young Jeezy

"Just losing a couple pounds takes so much stress off your joints. Your body feels better." - Larry Fitzgerald

"Use your passport for domestic trips, so that way you don't risk losing your license." - Jen Kirkman

"You got to choose between tightening your belt or losing your pants." - Navjot Singh Sidhu

"A library is a place where you can lose your innocence without losing your virginity." - Germaine Greer

"I suspect that with men like General Petraeus, where honor means something - losing your life is secondary to losing your honor." - Trey Gowdy

"There are a lot of little tricks you can do to inject a bit more time into the day. Most important is limiting yourself to a 40 hour week, not working 50 hours or 60 or 70. It's just crazy. It's actually irresponsible to you and irresponsible to your family and friends. Why should your employer's profits be more important than your own family? You're not even going to get any of the profits - all you get is not losing your job. It's a very negative system." - Tom Hodgkinson

"If you grow up where a snow mountain lifts its proud crown on the home horizon, in some strange way it becomes a member of the family." - Margaret Craven

"Whether you're on a sports team, in an office or a member of a family, if you can't trust one another there's going to be trouble." - Stephen Covey

"Friendless I can never be, for all mankind are my kindred, and I am on ill terms with no one member of my great family." - Charles Dickens

"The average trade book has a shelf life of between milk and yogurt, except for books by any member of the Irving Wallace family - they have preservatives." - Calvin Trillin

"The sickness of a family member, friend or neighbor is a call to Christians to demonstrate true compassion, that gentle and persevering sharing in another's pain." - Pope John Paul Ii

"We treat employees as a member of the family. If management take the risk of hiring them, we have to take the responsibility for them." - Akio Morita

"Disease may score a direct hit on only one member of a family, but shrapnel tears the flesh of the others." - Betty Rollin

"When things get tough, you should seek out someone like a coach or friend or family member to talk things through with." - Bridgit Mendler

"The mere idea of asking a family member if they intentionally stopped sending me an annual bonus makes me feel like breaking out in hives." - Mallory Ortberg

"I had never imagined myself, nor aspired to be, a member of a royal family. I wanted to be in the Peace Corps, not a princess!" - Queen Noor of Jordan

"80% of the people who come into a Christ-following relationship is because a friend, co-worker, family member or neighbor invited them to church." - Johnny Hunt

"I'm not really anti-gang - I was a gang member and so was my son. I'm pro-youth, pro-community, pro-family, pro-arts, and pro-peace." - Luis J. Rodriguez

"This is a debate about our understanding of human dignity, what it means to be a member of the human family, even though tiny, powerless and unwanted" - Henry Hyde

"As the member of a firefighter family myself, supporting the widowed families of rescue workers is an important, personal cause of mine." - Mark Sanchez

"The same regions of the brain light up when someone touches their smartphone as when they touch a family member or a pet." - Matt Cohler

"I went to Jersey City State College to please a family member. I wasn't prepared for school. To say I failed out is putting it nicely." - Derek Luke

"Whether someone believes something or not, believer or non-believer, as long as you are a member of the human family, you need warm human feeling, warmhearted feeling." - Dalai Lama

"My family was actually homeless for several years when I was a kid. It's a bit unusual for a member of Congress." - Kyrsten Sinema

"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

"You're only as strong as your weakest member; you're only as positive as your most negative friend" - Kelly Rowland

"When there's something that impacts a family member or friend, that is difficult for them, you want to do what you can to help. Sometimes you can't do anything and it makes you feel like you're helpless, so those emotions cross a big barometer, but they're a big, broad stroke when it comes to someone who you care about. If you have compassion in your heart, you just care." - Queen Latifah

"When I heard that heart disease kills more women than all cancers combined - when I heard that, I knew. The other thing that's very important is that heart preventable. There are some specific lifestyle changes that women can make: losing weight, not smoking, exercising, eating healthy foods. Knowing the risk factors: high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, [being] overweight. And if you have heart disease in your family, you should see your doctor. Because this disease is preventable." - Laura Bush

"When life backs you into a corner and offers you no escape, when your friends, your lover, and your family abandon you, when you're at the end of your rope, panicked, alone, and losing your mind, you know you'd give anything to make your problems go away. Then, desperate and eager, you will come to Unicorn Lane, seeking salvation in its magics and secrets. You'll do anything, pay any price. Unicorn Lane will take you in, shroud you in its power, fix your problems, and exact its price. And then you will learn what 'anything' really means." - Ilona Andrews

"We have so many distractions. We're losing the family unit. We're losing the one-on-one. We're becoming extremely narcissistic. And we have to be careful about that. There's a lot to deal with out there." - Lenny Kravitz

"We need to have profound compassion for the people who are dealing with the very real issue of sexual dysfunction in their life, and sexual identity disorders. This is a very real issue. It's not funny, it's sad. Any of you who have members of your family that are in the lifestyle-we have a member of our family that is. This is not funny. It's a very sad life. It's part of Satan, I think, to say this is gay. It's anything but gay." - Michele Bachmann

"I'll be your family now." ~ Tobis 'Four" - Veronica Roth

"It's quintessentially American to transform your family." - Howard Rheingold

"My father taught me that losing your temper is a self-indulgent act." - Hugh Jackman

"There's nothing wrong with losing your temper for the right reasons." - Jock Stein

"There's nothing like losing yourself in someone else's troubles to make you forget your own." - Therese Anne Fowler

"Love is patient, love is kind, love means slowly losing your mind." - James Marsden

"Hasten slowly, and without losing heart, put your work twenty times upon the anvil." - Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux

"When you're losing, you see what your team is made of." - Curtis Granderson

"Learn, as if never overtaking your object, and yet as if apprehensive of losing it." - Confucius

"Losing strengthens you. It reveals your weaknesses so you can fix them" - Pat Summitt

"Encourage independence in your children by regularly losing them in the supermarket." - Erma Bombeck

"Keep your head when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you." - Rudyard Kipling

"Finding the funny is the key to never losing your edge" - Marie Forleo

"There's a benefit to losing, you get to learn from your mistakes." - Will Ferrell

"There's a benefit to losing, you get to learn from your mistakes." - Will Ferrell

"Bankruptcy is like losing your virginity. It doesn't hurt the next time." - Clarissa Dickson Wright



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