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"The history of fiction is about family - an inexhaustible subject for literature. We are creatures driven by emotions that are on high display in intimate relations - inside the family." - Siri Hustvedt

"I think where you're born brings a history with it - a cultural history, a mythical history, an ancestral history, a religious context - and certainly influences your perception of the world and how you interpret everyday reality." - Deepak Chopra

"I've got a long history of suicid in my family; the good news is it skips a generation, so, if I'm lucky, my kids will kill themselves." - Anthony Jeselnik

"Government schooling is the most radical adventure in history. It kills the family by monopolizing the best times of childhood and by teaching disrespect for home and parents." - John Taylor Gatto

"In my family, we seem to have a tortured history of not saying what we ought to and not meaning what we do." - Jodi Picoult

"When you read the history of the human family, it slowly comes to you that all the world's oceans once fell as tears." - Paul Lutus

"Heraldry is the fusion of fact and fancy, myth and manner, romance and reality. It is an exuberant union of family, art, and history." - Charles Burnett

"I have not been an easygoing guy. I think it's called bipolar manic depression. I've got a rich history of that in my family." - Ben Stiller

"In Land of Milk and Money, Anthony Barcellos mines rich family history to create a full-blooded tale that readers will find insightful, rewarding, and entertaining." - John Lescroart

"We are going to make mistakes, but none of us can become an expert in family history work without first being a novice." - Thomas S Monson

"My brother's researched our early family history. He found a letter from a fella who said he used to be in love with my mum." - Paul Mccartney

"It was always so important to my dad for us to understand about the Genocide and to know about our family history." - Kim Kardashian

"I love genealogical research. That's the reason I bought my first computer years ago to put my genealogy records on the computer. I've always enjoyed tracing family history." - Nola Ochs

"Knowing more about family history is the single biggest predictor of a child's emotional well-being. Grandparents can play a special role in this process, too." - Bruce Feiler

"We teach in our cultural history that the entire universe is a family. So our association with Nature is much deeper and of a very different kind." - Narendra Modi

"What I said to my family is, 'Our history is our own. Let people write what they want, we know who we are.'" - Shayne Ward

"Then my extended family, there are preachers and evangelists, former priests. So I have quite a bit of history with Church, religion and spirituality." - Wes Bentley

"The thing that interests me most about family history is the gap between the things we think we know about our families and the realities." - Jeremy Hardy

"I don't know much about my family history except that my father had straight black hair and his ancestors probably came from India." - Trevor Mcdonald

"What I said to my family is, 'Our history is our own. Let people write what they want, we know who we are." - Shayne Ward

"There is a history of footballers in my family; my granddad played for Notts County and my dad played at county level." - Matt Smith

"Mythology and history are my passion. I grew up in a religious family and learnt about our scriptures and philosophies. It's the language I'm comfortable with." - Amish Tripathi

"My family history, like that of many Polish, German and Jewish families from Central Europe in the 20th century, is complex." - Donald Tusk

"Talking about your hair becomes a framework for talking about your vanity, your self-esteem, your relationships with your family, your mortality." - Elizabeth Benedict

"Your ability to communicate is an important tool in your pursuit of your goals, whether it is with your family, your co-workers or your clients and customers." - Les Brown

"Your resolve is unquestionable. Your character undeniable. Your history unparalleled. You've inspired us, all the way. You will again today." - Donnie Wahlberg

"Your personal history is a part of what happens with your hands and your head as you play music." - Dave Grohl

"The important things to me are your faith, your family and your friends. If you have that, you have everything." - John Wooden

"Fathers need to be tough and be tough for your family, be tender with your family. You protect them, and you be a safe place." - Mark Driscoll

"Family is just accident.... They don't mean to get on your nerves. They don't even mean to be your family, they just are." - Marsha Norman

"The choices that you make with your family today will determine the quality of life in your family tree for generations to come." - Steve Farrar

"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

"Your family is unavoidable. You cannot escape them or trade them in for another family. You also can't change them... but you can change your response to them." - Jami Attenberg

"Do not feel trapped by the facts of your history. Your history is not some set of sacred facts. History is an interpretation, and your history is yours to interpret. To know the history and then reinterpret it gives you additional depth." - Harriet Rubin

"I mean I love my family very much, but there is a difference when you're reuniting with your family outside of your hometown and reuniting in the family home." - Debra Messing

"Pops always taught us that family is the strongest unit in the world. If you stick with your family, nobody can break you, nobody can harm you. You'll always have your family." - Mavis Staples

"Extend the boundaries of the glowing kingdom of your love, gradually including your family, your neighbors, your community, your country, all countries - all living sentient creatures." - Paramahansa Yogananda

"When it comes to anything that's social, whether it's your family, your school, your community, your business or your country, winning is a team sport." - William J Clinton

"When it comes to anything that's social, whether it's your family, your school, your community, your business or your country, winning is a team sport." - Bill Clinton

"History is history." - Troy Vincent

"The history of mankind, the history of salvation, passes by way of the family... The family is placed at the center of the great struggle between good and evil, between life and death, between love and all that is opposed to love." - Pope John Paul Ii

"You take somebody - one person has definitely got autism, you got another person that maybe has some of those traits and maybe there's some anxiety, depression, some epilepsy or something in the family history. Put them together, you're more likely to have a severely autistic kid than if you don't have any neurological problems in the family history." - Temple Grandin

"When 99% of people doubt your idea, you're either gravely wrong or about to make history." - Scott Belsky

"Don't set out to teach theism from your natural history... You spoil both." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"As long as someone else controls your history the truth shall remain just a mystery" - Ben Harper

"You never know what your history is going to be like until long after you're gone." - George W Bush

"Preserve your history and become everlasting; receive new life from the times that have gone by." - Muhammad Iqbal

"Never make enemies of anyone younger or healthier than you are. They write your history." - Jacob M. Appel

"So study your rock history, son. That be the Bible of the Blues." - Steven Tyler

"The history of man that you don't know is what your unconscious is made out of." - Terence Mckenna

"As the Chinese will tell you, history depends on your point of view." - Tim Allen

"History is like a clock, it tells you your time of day." - John Henrik Clarke

"Your history of work is as important as the work you'll do tomorrow." - Seth Godin

"Hiding from your history only shackles you to it. Instead, face it and free yourself." - Steve Maraboli

"It is kind of strange watching your personal history become costume." - gadgetgirl

"Don't set out to teach theism from your natural history.... You spoil both." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"...They cannot escape their history any more than you yourself can lose your shadow." - Zadie Smith

"You don't want to trash what you've done; that's your history." - Pat Benatar

"This is a moment in history where it is almost hard to catch your breath." - Hillary Clinton

"In a network situation, a vice president, while he's shaving, can decide your history." - Phil Donahue

"Old cookbooks connect you to your past and explain the history of the world." - Jose Andres Puerta

"The problem of telling contemporary history is that your message gets outdated." - Salman Rushdie

"The more you know of your history, the more liberated you are." - Maya Angelou

"If the present is any guide, government-sanctioned, counterfeit history is in your future." - Nick Turse

"When you're part of history, you don't know it. You're just sort of living your life." - Thomas Schlamme

"If you read all your history books, there are no women in them." - Caitlin Moran

"I know how hard it is for you to put food on your family." - George W Bush

"If you think you're enlightened go spend a week with your family." - Ram Dass

"The way you help heal the world is you start with your own family." - Mother Teresa

"Friends, there is nothing like your own family to make you appreciate strangers!" - Barbara Kingsolver

"Family isn't blood. It's the people who love you. The people who have your back." - Cassandra Clare

"Having a family is like having a bowling alley installed in your head." - Martin Mull

"You know what family values means, that's hating the same people your grandfather hated." - Robert Anton Wilson

"I guess getting down on your knees runs in the family" - Val Venis

"Choice not chance determines your destiny [my family motto...credited to Aristotle]" - Aristotle

"You should think of your customers as partners, or better still, family." - Victor Kiam

"I guess no matter what your family is like, you're not surprised." - Audrey Niffenegger

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

"It's broadening. You meet people in your family you'd never happen to run into otherwise." - Deborah Eisenberg

"When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses." - Joyce Brothers

"Having a family is like having a bowling alley installed in your brain." - Martin Mull

"Christmas: the one time of year when you ca' avoid the nuts in your family muesli." - Charles Stross

"If you think you're enlightened go spend a week with your family." - Ram Dass

"What a strange family you are! Is your name Lettie too?" - Diana Wynne Jones

"You can't build your life around hurts from the past" -Tyler Perry The Family That Preys" - Tyler Perry

"Friends are what God gives you to make up for your family." - Bruce White

"Are you a polititcian or does lyin' just run in your family?" - Mary Stuart Masterson

"When you're a young poet, reading is a search for your lost family." - Gregory Orr

"Just think: your family are the people most likely to give you the flu." - Jane Wagner

"Blessing will happen to you and your family throughout the year because you faster in January." - Jentezen Franklin

"That was the one thing I had going for me. Taking care of your family." - Suzanne Collins

"Whenever you heal any relationship, your whole life improves - and that counts for double with family." - Robert Holden

"Christmas: the one time of year when you can't avoid the nuts in your family muesli." - Charles Stross

"If you want to change the world, go home and love your family." - Mother Teresa

"The world, we'd discovered, doesn't love you like your family loves you." - Louis Zamperini

"Never perform for your family. They either laugh too hard or not at all." - Jay Leno

"If you want to see how enlightened you are, go spend a week with your family." - Ram Dass

"Cherish your health, family, friends, and vocation for none of these things are permanent." - Joe Sacco

"Halloween's my favorite holiday because you don't have to spend it with your family." - Demetri Martin

"You might be a redneck if the tobacco chewers in your family aren't just men." - Jeff Foxworthy

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

"You are never more like Christ than when you love, pray for & serve your family." - Jim Burns

"Vote to protect your family. Vote for honesty, integrity, and accountability." - Rush Limbaugh

"There's a lot of psychological material that you inherit from your family." - Zoe Leonard

"Donald Trump have proposed an approach that has a $4 billion tax benefit for your family." - Donald Trump

"The only luxury is time. The time you get to spend with your family." - Kanye West

"If you want to go somewhere, you have to put your family first." - Marcus Hudson

"Keeping your family together is an extraordinary feat - especially in the face of great conflict." - DeVon Franklin

"Don't write, Ralph. You'll bring shame on your family. ' - Hunter S. Thompson -" - Ralph Steadman

"When you look at your life the greatest happinesses are family happinesses." - Joyce Brothers

"Never sacrifice your family. They are the most important thing in life." - James May

"I've been through really trying experiences personally, and your family is who you turn to." - Reese Witherspoon

"42 is a nice number that you can take home and introduce to your family." - Douglas Adams

"What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family." - Mother Teresa

"Are you a politician or does lying just run in your family?" - Fannie Flagg

"If you're leaving your family behind, you better believe in what you're singing." - Jon Foreman

"You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them." - Desmond Tutu

"Having family time to reflect on your day is the best." - Buddy Valastro

"Do not leave yourself or your family unprotected against financial storms... Build up savings." - Ezra Taft Benson

"You have to tease your family. You tease the ones that you're closest to." - Parvesh Cheena

"Your parents want to think they have a healthy, happy family." - Mary Docter

"If you can feed your family, give them an education, then you are a success." - Jami Gertz

"It destroys you when people say complete mistruths about your family." - Alexi Giannoulias

"What is important is family, friends, giving back to your community and finding meaning in life." - Adrian Grenier

"A lot of times, you try and please your biological family, and you can't please them." - Tom Lister Jr

"It's nice to look out and see your family supporting you." - Zayn Malik

"I learned from Francis Ford Coppola to treat the company like your family." - Mary Stuart Masterson

"I don't think quantity time is as special as quality time with your family." - Reba Mcentire

"I think charity begins with your family and you take it from there." - Caprice Bourret

"My family doesn't understand trying to chase your dreams because they were all about survival." - Cristela Alonzo

"My mum brought me up to think that personal happiness is more important than your family." - Gail Porter

"Kids and family life are only as good as your wife, and she's amazing." - Noel Gallagher

"There is a great degree of comfort with your family when you're on a TV show." - Gillian Jacobs

"The hardest part is to travel, and to be away from your family." - Glenn Tipton

"I believe that you have to treat the people who work with you like your family." - Carolina Herrera

"If your family loves you, you're fine. What you can't grow up without is love." - Joanna Lumley

"To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there." - Barbara Bush

"Just know that as long as your family thinks you're amazing, then you really are amazing." - Sabrina Bryan

"This rule is so underrated: Keep your family and business completely separated." - The Notorious Big

"My advice: Take a second out of the day today and be thankful for your family." - Jenna Morasca

"When you value your family over anything else you're always going in the right direction." - Amanda Seyfried

"Family and friends always need to be bigger than your music career, and in that sense, your music will be bigger because you respect your family and your friends more." - Jens Lekman

"Practice sharing the fullness of your being, your best self, your enthusiasm, your vitality, your spirit, your trust, your openness, above all, your presence. Share it with yourself, with your family, with the world." - Jon Kabat-Zinn

"Your history is animal. Your future is divinity. Right now, you are like a pendulum, swinging between the two." - Jaggi Vasudev

"Surround yourself with people whose definition of you is not based on your history, but your destiny." - T D Jakes

"Everything that touches YOUR life, must be an instrument of YOUR liberation or tossed into the trash cans of HISTORY" - John Henrik Clarke

"You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read." - James A Baldwin

"No matter what your history has been, your destiny is what you create today. What are you going to create?" - Steve Maraboli

"It's the greatest legacy you could ever leave your children or your loved ones: the history of how you felt." - Simon Van Booy

"Wise men read very sharply all of your private history in your look and gait and behavior." - Ralph Waldo Emerson



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