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    family Quotes

    My mother refused to let me fail. So I insisted.
    — Walker Percy
    tags: mother  fail 
    Maybe they just like me because they like me, and they don't like me because they feel like they have to like me because they like this person or that person.
    — Wale
    tags: people 
    The Loudest person in the room, is usually the brokest
    — Wale
    tags: people 
    It's ironic how I drop some 'DOUGH' (Doh) when I got them Homer Simpsons.
    — Wale
    Each person needs different limits to set him or her free. Finding yours is what practice is all about.
    — W.A. Mathieu
    tags: people 
    My family pride is something inconceivable. I can't help it. I was born sneering.
    — W. S. Gilbert
    tags: help  pride 
    [I had ] uneventful, though isolated childhood. Good, kind, stable parents.
    — W. P. Kinsella
    tags: parent  childhood 
    Those who will not reason, perish in the act. Those who will not act, perish for that reason.
    — W. H. Auden
    The only reason the Protestants and Catholics have given up the idea of universal domination is because they've realised they can't get away with it.
    — W. H. Auden
    tags: ideas 
    No one can explain exactly what happens within us when the doors behind which our childhood terrors lurk are flung open.
    — W. G. Sebald
    tags: childhood 
    The result of long-term relationships is better and better quality, and lower and lower costs.
    — W. Edwards Deming
    For every person wishing to teach there are thirty not wanting to be taught.
    — W. C. Sellar
    tags: people 
    Most young people seem to be behaving very intelligently: They look at things once in a while, but then they find it so idiotic and uncool that they just look away again. That is, provided they're not growing up in a family in which a drunk father is already watching pornos in the morning.
    — Volkmar Sigusch
    tags: people  young  father 
    Exaggerated portrayals apparently destroy desire more effectively than any repression.
    — Volkmar Sigusch
    tags: desires 
    Americans try to talk about positive family values, although the actual state of things is disastrous.
    — Vladimir Zhirinovsky
    tags: value  positive  american 
    They say that generally, rulers - dictators - tend to be short, like me. It gives them an inferiority complex; when they were kids, they wanted to be big and to crush the small, but they were small themselves. Lenin was short, Stalin was short, Putin...
    — Vladimir Voinovich
    tags: kids 
    My family suffered very major losses during the Second World War, that's true. In my father's family, there were five brothers. I think four of them died. On my mother's side the picture was pretty much the same. Russia has suffered great losses. And of course we can't forget that.
    — Vladimir Putin
    tags: world  loss  true  war  father  mother  russia 
    An impatient person plays differently than a more patient person.
    — Vladimir Kramnik
    tags: people 
    I was the first person to have a punk rock hairstyle.
    — Vivienne Westwood
    tags: people 
    My parents were absolutely delighted that I knew what I wanted to do.
    — Vivien Leigh
    tags: parent 
    As a person of color, I know race can't be stripped from admiration or preference.
    — Vivek Shraya
    tags: people  race 
    If you're a retail investor, you have set aside some of your hard-earned money for investment or to create a nest egg, for your kids or family.
    — Vito Fossella
    tags: money  kids 
    Somebody once said, educate a woman and you will educate a family. I am saying, empower a woman to become an entrepreneur, and you will create an entire family of entrepreneurs. Woman entrepreneurship is the need of the nation right now. It's the surest and quickest way to make India a superpower.
    — Vishwas Mudagal
    Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible - the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.
    — Virginia Satir
    Put together all the existing families and you have society. It is as simple as that. Whatever kind of training took place in the individual family will be reflected in the kind of society that these families create.
    — Virginia Satir
    tags: society 
    Rearing a family is probably the most difficult job in the world. It resembles two business firms merging their respective resources to make a single product. All the potential headaches of that operation are present when an adult male and an adult female join to steer a child from infancy to adulthood.
    — Virginia Satir
    So much is asked of parents, and so little is given.
    — Virginia Satir
    tags: parent 
    A growing body of clinical observation has pointed to the conclusion that the family therapy must be oriented to the family as a whole.
    — Virginia Satir
    tags: body 
    Why Family Therapy...because it deals with family pain.
    — Virginia Satir
    tags: pain 
    I want every movie to be like a big family and a great adventure.
    — Virginia Madsen
    tags: adventure  movie 
    Unless you are rich, and can con vales center in a sanatorium estate (where visitors came down a tiered, oceanside lawn to found you ato your easel) you have to keep going when you're depressed. That means phone calls, appointments errands, holidays, family, friends, and colleagues.
    — Virginia Heffernan
    tags: friends 
    In addition, the bill passed by the House requires a person performing an abortion on a minor from a different state to notify one parent in the home state.
    — Virgil Goode
    tags: people  parent 
    When a person becomes satisfied, he doesn't run after things, doesn't worry about it, and doesn't make efforts.
    — Virender Sehwag
    tags: people  worries 
    Today if I'm a cricketer it is because of Sachin Tendulkar. Else, I would never have picked up a bat. He's the reason behind me playing cricket
    — Virender Sehwag
    My parents never pushed me to be an actress. You can come from a family of actors, and sometimes there have been families that grow you up as an actor, but this wasn't my situation. It's very important to find your own way because it's something you then have to confront yourself.
    — Violante Placido
    tags: parent 
    First teach a person to develop to the point of his limitation and then-pfft!-break the limitation.
    — Viola Spolin
    tags: people 
    Relationships change us and make us grow.
    — Viola Davis
    tags: relationship 
    I am the mother of a 6-year-old now, so that's changed my entire perspective.
    — Viola Davis
    If you're a boxer, you want to get the ring with a Mike Tyson or Muhammad Ali type. When you're acting, you want to get in with Meryl Streep, and that's what I did.
    — Viola Davis
    When I go home, I am a slug. I want to do everything completely opposite of what I do on the red carpet. I like to take off all my makeup, put on a t-shirt, be completely unassuming and just do stuff with my husband and my daughter.
    — Viola Davis
    tags: daughter 
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