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Your Family History Quotes


"Garbage is the part of your history you don't want your family to know about." - Vik Muniz

"Yes, your family history has some sad chapters. But your history doesn't have to be your future. The generational garbage can stop here and now." - Max Lucado

"I think history is inextricably linked to identity. If you don't know your history, if you don't know your family, who are you?" - Mary Pipher

"The kitchen is the heart of every home, for the most part. It evokes memories of your family history." - Debi Mazar

"When you're around your family, and you have that history and that shared language, you say things you'd be embarrassed to hear quoted back to you later." - Noah Baumbach

"Soap operas got nothing on my family history." - Kiersten White

"If you don't recount your family history, it will be lost. Honor your own stories and tell them too. The tales may not seem very important, but they are what binds families and makes each of us who we are." - Madeleine L'Engle

"The history of mankind, the history of salvation, passes by way of the family." - Pope John Paul Ii

"I don't have a long family history of good cooks in my family." - Bobby Flay

"Don't forget your history nor your destiny" - Bob Marley

"The Greeks really believed in history. They believed that the past had consequences and that you might be punished for the sins of your father. America, and particularly New York, runs on the idea that history doesn't matter. There is no history. There is only the never-ending present. You don't even have your family because you moved here to get away from them, so even that idea of personal history has been cut at the knees." - Christopher Bollen

"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

"The curves of your lips rewrite history." - Oscar Wilde

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

"Serbian history tells that family is the most important thing and you have to stick with the family." - Novak Djokovic

"Grandparents...can give the children unity of family life and some knowledge of their own family history..." - Jim Conway

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

"Serbian history tells that the family is the most important thing and you have to stick with the family." - Novak Djokovic

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

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

"Many people do' realize the extent to which stories influence our behavior and even shape our culture. Think about how Bible stories teach the fundamentals of religion and rules of conduct. Think of the fables and parables that molded your values. Think of how stories about your national, cultural or family history have shaped your attitudes about yourself and others." - Lawrence Shapiro

"The contents of a house can trigger all sorts of revisions to family history." - Louise Erdrich

"My family history begins with me, but yours ends with you." - Iphicrates

"I tell you of all history the most beautiful product is the family tie." - Zona Gale

"Ambivalence about family responsibilities has a long history in the corporate world." - Rosabeth Moss Kanter

"One of the things that's important about family is the narrative history they create for themselves." - Gabe Newell

"I have not lived so abundantly, full of family, full of continuity and history." - John Lone

"Home gives you something no other place can... your history. Home is where your history begins." - Billie Letts

"Family is the most important thing. Family starts with your wife and your kids." - Kyle Petty

"Your history doesn't need to dictate your destiny" - Christine Caine

"Your history does not need to define your destiny." - Christine Caine

"Know your genre. Know your history. Read a book." - Brian Keene

"It's time to stop letting your history control your destiny." - Andy Andrews

"Your requests change history because your prayers change God!" - Max Lucado

"Don't let your history interfere with your destiny." - Steve Maraboli

"Live out of your imagination, not your history." - Stephen Covey

"Love your family, work super hard, live your passion." - Gary Vaynerchuk

"You have to make your own family, your own life." - Francesca Lia Block

"You have to defend your honor. And your family." - Suzanne Vega

"Cherish your human connections: your relationships with friends and family." - Barbara Bush

"Cherish your human connections - your relationships with friends and family." - Barbara Bush

"Cherish your human connections: your relationships with friends and family." - Joseph Brodsky

"No matter your situation, you can make family history a part of your life right now. Primary children can draw a family tree. Youth can participate in proxy baptisms. They can also help the older generation work with computers. Parents can relate stories of their lives to their posterity. Worthy adult members can hold a temple recommend and perform temple ordinances for their own kin." - Russell M Nelson

"Tell me about your family," I said. And so she did. I listened intently as my mother went through each branch of the tree. Years later, after the funeral, Maria had asked me questions about the family - who was related to whom - and I struggled. I couldn't remember. A big chunk of our history had been buried with my mother. You should never let your past disappear that way." - Mitch Albom

"You have to pay attention to who you are. You need to know your family history as well as you can. It is important for young women to have preventive care. If you catch any women's cancers early it's the difference between life and death. Do you really want to leave your kids without a mother?" - Cokie Roberts

"For any woman reading this, I hope it helps you to know you have options. I want to encourage every woman, especially if you have a family history of breast or ovarian cancer, to seek out the information and medical experts who can help you through this aspect of your life, and to make your own informed choices." - Angelina Jolie

"The more you learn about yourself and your family tree, your self-esteem goes up. They will learn archival skills, historical analysis and science skills. You learn all this in the most seductive way, and that is through learning about yourself. Who doesn't like talking about themselves? It doesn't seem like science or history, it's just fun." - Henry Louis Gates

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

"Your spiritual family is even more important than our physical family because it will last forever." - Rick Warren

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

"When you study history, you're really studying yourself. Every bit of history I've uncovered about my own family has some remnant in myself." - John Sedgwick

"Drag racing has played a big role in In-N-Out's history, and it is also an important part of my family history." - Lynsi Torres

"There is a history of mental breakdowns in my family. It will never happen to me but it has happened to others in the family." - Brian Cox

"Over the years, I learned so much from mom. She taught me about the importance of home and history and family and tradition. She also taught me that aging need not mean narrowing the scope of your activities and interests or a diminution of the great pleasures to be had in the everyday." - Martha Stewart

"We're vulnerable to repeating history, especially if we don't know what's driving us. For example, it may be a family tradition to marry someone with addiction problems, or who is an injured bird in need of caretaking. Or, you may be drawn to guys who remind you of your distant, unavailable father - or your ill-tempered mother - with the unconscious belief that you can take an old story, and through the power of your love, give it a new, happy ending." - Harriet Lerner

"Stand up and walk out of your history" - Phil Mcgraw

"Hold those things that tell your history and protect them." - Maya Angelou

"Is your Christianity ancient history-or current events?" - Samuel M. Shoemaker

"Is your Christianity ancient history-or current events?" - Sam Shoemaker

"Your birth may be common, But death must be history." - Adolf Hitler

"Don't be shocked when your history book mentions me." - Lin-Manuel Miranda

"As an actor, you have to have your history." - Nora Dunn

"Whenever you move, I think you lose your history." - Calista Flockhart

"History is information. Memory is part of your identity." - David Miliband

"Living in your genome is the history of our species." - Barry Schuler

"You become an artist to upset your family." - Gunter Brus

"It's possible to be completely enlightened... except with your family." - Chogyam Trungpa

"Be great, make the best life for your family!" - Soulja Boy

"Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life." - Albert Einstein

"Aim high, work hard, and love your family." - Deborah Roberts

"You may almost forget the smell of your family." - Jimi Hendrix

"There's a lot of your family in tonight." - Prince Philip

"Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life!" - Albert Einstein

"Friends are God's way of apologizing for your family." - Wayne Dyer

"When trouble comes, it's your family that supports you." - Guy Lafleur

"Is it really selling out if it feeds your family?" - Michael Madsen

"A large family makes you accept sharing your parents." - Martha Reeves

"You want everyone to succeed in your family." - Elizabeth Olsen

"We've never been your typical family. We've moved a lot." - Stacie Orrico

"You don't wanna be around your family constantly." - John Oates

"It's very strange that most people don't care if their knowledge of their family history only goes back three generations." - Doug Coupland

"It can be demonstrated from history that no society has ever survived after its family life deteriorated." - Caitlin Flanagan

"The most successful families embrace and elevate their family history, particularly their failures, setbacks and other missteps." - Bruce Feiler

"Our family has lived in Iran for 2,500 years, and Iranian Jewry has the long history in that land." - Moshe Katsav

"One regret I have: I didn't get as much of the family history as I could have for the kids." - Robert De Niro

"Latin life is rich with warmth, family values and history. I want to bring that beauty into American homes." - Cristina Saralegui

"My sense of the family history is somewhat sketchy, because my mother kept a great deal to herself." - Julie Andrews

"It's very strange that most people don't care if their knowledge of their family history only goes back three generations." - Douglas Coupland

"If you have autism in the family history, you still vaccinate. Delay it a bit, space them out." - Temple Grandin

"I almost fainted. There was no family history. I had been eating a vegetarian diet and I exercised." - Rue Mcclanahan

"I'm the fourth generation to be in show business. It's pretty neat; it's nice to have that family history." - Rachel Bilson

"I don't have the best family history heart-wise, so I really try to keep my heart strong." - Kelly Ripa

"When the great history of trouble is written, my family will stand extremely high in the table of contents." - Allan Sherman

"For all of higher civilization's recorded history, becoming a man was defined overwhelmingly as taking responsibility for a family." - Dennis Prager

"Be tolerant of the human race. Your whole family belongs to it - and some of your spouse's family does too." - Anonymous

"Your family should be there. Your family should always be there. What does it say about you if they aren't?" - Chris Lynch

"You are born into your family and your family is born into you. No returns. No exchanges." - Elizabeth Berg

"Once you have a firefighter in your family, your family and the families from his crew become one big extended family." - Denis Leary

"Neither your family nor your culture gave you your personality. You created it yourself." - Wayne Dyer

"Cherish your human connections: your relationships with friends and family. Even your super weirdo creep cousin." - Joseph Brodsky

"I think your values are always influenced by your family and your community." - Dolly Parton

"We as gay people get to choose our family and the people we're around. I am your family. We are a family here." - RuPaul

"When you have a novel set in a fictional history, you still should get your history right." - Kurt Busiek

"Don't worry so much where you live but how you live. Make the family of man your family as well." - Edgar Cayce

"It's not that diabetes, heart disease, and obesity runs in your family...It's that no one runs in you family!" - Tony Robbins

"When you're a kid, you listen to what your family is listening to. For my family, it was bluegrass." - Sara Watkins

"The family is inclusive of not just your genetic family, but the people that you meet along the way." - Jane Seymour

"If we're lucky we realize that life is really about family - your children, your family and your friends. Without that, the rest is hollow." - Paul Stanley

"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." - D-Pryde

"It's impossible to be loyal to your family, your friends, your country, and your principles, all at the same time." - Mignon Mclaughlin

"If your family or your people are looking over your shoulder, change your seat or push them away." - Darryl Pinckney

"If a fish is born in your aquarium and you call him John, write out a birth certificate, tell him about his family history, and in two minutes he gets eaten by another fish - that's tragic. But it's only tragic because you projected a separate self where there was none. You got hold of a fraction of dynamic process, a molecular dance, and a separate entity out of it." - Eckhart Tolle

"Great cycles of history began with vigorous cultures awakening to the needs of children, but collapsing with frayed family ties. Have we failed to learn lessons which Ancient China, Greece and Rome learned too late - about day care and death houses for old folks? Do we without protest accept accelerating preschool and nursing home cultures which warn ominously that the earlier you institutionalize your child, the earlier he will institutionalize you!" - Raymond S. Moore

"You start with a generic body, but I think the first wall you hit with portraiture is comprised of history and storytelling and the nature of characters - whether they are historical or coming from literature or documentation. Those are the references we have to people, besides your family, and the intimacy of portraiture is in the specifics of individuals. For me, it came out of doing things about animals." - Kiki Smith

"You cannot embrace your destiny if you do not let go of your history." - T D Jakes

"Your genome knows much more about your medical history than you do." - Danny Hillis

"The problem with blaming your present on your past is that history cannot be changed." - Alan Robert Neal

"Everyday create your history, every path you take you're leaving your legacy." - Michael Jackson

"What you do is your history. What you set in motion is your legacy." - Leonard Sweet

"Knowing your history can give you the tools to shape your future." - Gloria Feldt

"You cannot amputate your history from your destiny, because that is redemption." - Beth Moore

"Your subjects have had a history - try to reveal it in your picture." - Howard Pyle

"You can spend your life watching other people win or beat your name into history." - Georges St-Pierre

"Your genome knows much more about your medical history than you do." - W Daniel Hillis

"When You Hold Onto Your History, You Do It At The Expense Of Your Destiny." - T D Jakes

"Never forget, your family should always have priority over your work." - Mary Kay Ash

"Spend some time this weekend on home improvement; improve your attitude toward your family." - Robert Foster Bennett

"You need to make time for your family no matter what happens in your life" - Matthew Quick

"Valuing time with your family does not mean you've lost your ambition. Define success for yourself." - Claire Shipman

"Success leaves clues, Proximity is power. Love your family, CHOOSE your peers." - Tony Robbins

"Cherish your friends and family as if your life depended on it. Because it does." - Ann Richards

"Your home is where your family is... Where someone waits for you and thinks about you." - Tony DiTerlizzi

"Just stand up for your principals and be loyal to your friends and family." - Nick Offerman

"Never be too absorbed by your own ambitions to encourage those of your family." - Wes Fesler

"You can be a nuisance to your family. You mustn't be a nuisance to your friends." - Rumer Godden

"If you want to have world peace, go to your house and love your family." - Mother Teresa

"You can choose your friends, but you sho' can't choose your family." - Harper Lee

"You have to stay true to your true friends and your family." - Dakota Fanning

"...Bear true witness, even if it be against yourselves, your parents or your family." - Ayaan Hirsi Ali

"Spend some time this weekend on home improvement; improve your attitude toward your family." - Bo Bennett

"Going home and spending time with your family and your real friends keeps you grounded." - Jennifer Ellison

"You are not indispensable to your church, but you are indispensable to your family." - Adam Hamilton

"Your example should be stellar among your friends, associates, family, teachers, co-workers, and other Christians." - Monica Johnson

"China's culture and history are closely related to my living environment. This country is my birthplace. It is also where I grew up. Its culture and history shape my relations with family, friends, society, and daily life." - Ai Weiwei

"That boom town [Abu Dhabi] proved to be the reef against which my family crashed, the story of many who seek the promised land, and my poetry is a versification of that personal history. History is all I have." - Andre Naffis-Sahely

"I'm allergic to family occasions. Sometimes I think we'd do better as dandelion seeds-no family, no history, just floating off into the world, each on our own piece of fluff." - Sophie Kinsella

"The family is the engine that drives civilization. Throughout history, those cultures that have failed to found their rules and attitudes of society on the central importance of the family unit have decayed and disintegrated." - Jeremiah Denton

"I find my husband's family history fascinating, as they can trace the family lineage back to ancestors who fought, and died, in the first battle of the Revolution, as well as to many other interesting people." - Kim Edwards



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