Family Quotes

I don’t have to look up my family tree, because I know that I’m the sap.

The lack of emotional security of our American young people is due, I believe, to their isolation from the larger family unit. No two people — no mere father and mother — as I have often said, are enough to provide emotional security for a child. He needs to feel himself one in a world of kinfolk, persons of variety in age and temperament, and yet allied to himself by an indissoluble bond which he cannot break if he could, for nature has welded him into it before he was born.

What greater blessing to give thanks for at a family gathering than the family and the gathering.

If minutes were kept of a family gathering, they would show that “Members not Present” and “Subjects Discussed” were one and the same.

The advantage of growing up with siblings is that you become very good at fractions.

A family is a bunch of people who keep confusing you with someone you were as a kid.

The family is one of nature’s masterpieces.

In a household of toddlers and pets, we discover this rule of thumb about happy families — that they are least two-thirds incontinent.

What greater thing is there for human souls than to feel that they are joined for life — to be with each other in silent unspeakable memories.

Family life is a bit like a runny peach pie — not perfect but who’s complaining?