Quotes on Family

Family is not an important thing. It's everything.
~ Michael J. Fox
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Family is like music, some high notes, some low notes, but always a beautiful song.
~ Author Unknown
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A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation for your life.
~ Dalai Lama
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It is not enough to preach about family values, we must value families.
~ Hillary Rodham Clinton
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I think togetherness is a very important ingredient to family life.
~ Barbara Bush
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All happy families resemble one another, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
~ Leo Tolstoy
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Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.
~ Jane Howard
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A family can develop only with a loving woman as its center.
~ Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
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The family - that dear octopus from whose tentacles we never quite escape, nor, in our inmost hearts, ever quite wish to.
~ Dodie Smith
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A man should never neglect his family for business.
~ Walt Disney
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Having a place to go - is a home. Having someone to love - is a family. Having both - is a blessing.
~ Donna Hedges
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When I remember my family, I always remember their backs. They were always indignantly leaving places.
~ John Cheever
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Family faces are magic mirrors. Looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present, and future.
~ Gail Lumet Buckley
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Sticking with your family is what makes it a family.
~ Mitch Albom
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I sustain myself with the love of family.
~ Maya Angelou
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All happy families resemble each other, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
~ Leo Tolstoy
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A family in harmony will prosper in everything.
~ Chinese Proverb
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As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live.
~ Pope John Paul II
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You don't choose your family. They are Gods gift to you, as you are to them.
~ Desmond Tutu
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Family is not an important thing, its everything.
~ Michael J. Fox
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When everything goes to hell, the people who stand by you without flinching - they are your family.
~ Jim Butcher
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The love of a family is life''s greatest blessings.
~ Author Unknown
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Our family is a circle of strength of love with every birth and every union the circle grows.
~ Author Unknown
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Strangers are just family you have yet to come to know.
~ Mitch Albom
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My family is my strength and my weakness.
~ Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
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Family is the most important thing in the world.
~ Princess Diana
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The love of family and the admiration of friends is much more important than wealth and privilege.
~ Charles Kuralt
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All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
~ Leo Tolstoy,
Anna Karenina
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Family is not an important thing. It's everything.
~ Michael J. Fox
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The love of family and the admiration of friends is much more important than wealth and privilege.
~ Charles Kuralt
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As we all came to discover the limitations of assimilation, we grew closer as a family.
~ Miguel Syjuco
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I lay in the dark thinking about the difficulties of family, how crazy and crooked the stories of a bloodine can be.
~ Patrick Dewitt
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When an American family becomes separated from its toothbrushes and combs and pajamas for a few hours it considers that it has had quite an adventure.
~ Elwyn Brooks White
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There is a little boy inside the man who is my brother.Oh, how I hated that little boy. And how I love him too.
~ Anna Marie Quindlen
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Families are the compass that guides us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights, and our comfort when we falter.
~ Charles Bradford Henry
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Let every family meet once a day or week for a real hearty sing, and their sing will give them more pleasure than they will take all the rest of the day.
~ Orson Squire Fowler
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It is a sure sign of a mind not balanced as it ought to be, when it is insensible to the pleasures of the domestic hearth, and to the little joys and endearments of a family.
~ James Ellis
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The first bond of society is the marriage tie; the next our children; then the whole family of our house, and all things in common.
~ Marcus Tullius Cicero
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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.
~ Pearl S. Buck
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What greater blessing to give thanks for at a family gathering than the family and the gathering.
~ Robert Brault
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I don't have to look up my family tree, because I know that I'm the sap.
~ Fred Allen
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If minutes were kept of a family gathering, they would show that "Members not Present" and "Subjects Discussed" were one and the same.
~ Robert Brault
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Family faces are magic mirrors.Looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present, and future.
~ Gail Lumet Buckley
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There's an awful lot of blood around that water is thicker than.
~ Mignon McLaughlin
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Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family.
~ Anthony Brandt
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The advantage of growing up with siblings is that you become very good at fractions.
~ Robert Brault
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We cannot destroy kindred: our chains stretch a little sometimes, but they never break.
~ Author Unknown
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The family is one of nature's masterpieces.
~ George Santayana
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The informality of family life is a blessed condition that allows us to become our best while looking our worst.
~ Marge Kennedy
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In a household of toddlers and pets, we discover this rule of thumb about happy families - that they are least two-thirds incontinent.
~ Robert Brault
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If the family were a fruit, it would be an orange, a circle of sections, held together but separable - each segment distinct.
~ Letty Cottin Pogrebin
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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.
~ George Eliot
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The only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works is the family.
~ Lee Iacocca
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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
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Family life is a bit like a runny peach pie - not perfect but who's complaining.
~ Robert Brault
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The family that dear octopus from whose tentacles we never quite escape,nor, in our inmost hearts, ever quite wish to.
~ Dodie Smith
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And thank you for a house full of people I love. Amen.
~ Terri Guillemets
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The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family.
~ Thomas Jefferson
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Having a place to go - is a home. Having someone to love is a family. Having both is a blessing.
~ Donna Hedges
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The great advantage of living in a large family is that early lesson of life's essential unfairness.
~ Nancy Mitford
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Our most basic instinct is not for survival but for family. Most of us would give our own life for the survival of a family member, yet we lead our daily life too often as if we take our family for granted.
~ Paul Pearshall
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There is no cure for laziness but a large family helps.
~ Herbert Prochnov
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In a houseful of toddlers and pets, you can start out having a bad day, but you keep getting detoured.
~ Robert Brault
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Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.
~ Jane Howard
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When our relatives are at home, we have to think of all their good points or it would be impossible to endure them.
~ George Bernard Shaw
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To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there.
~ Barbara Pierce Bush
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The happiness of the domestic fireside is the first boon of Heaven; and it is well it is so, since it is that which is the lot of the mass of mankind.
~ Thomas Jefferson
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Blood's thicker than water, and when one's in trouble Best to seek out a relative's open arms.
~ Author Unknown
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You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.
~ Desmond Tutu
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In some families, please is described as the magic word. In our house, however, it was sorry.
~ Margaret Laurence
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When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses.
~ Joyce Brothers
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A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold.
~ Ogden Nash
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Family,A social unit where the father is concerned with parking space,the children with outer space, and the mother with closet space.
~ Evan Esar
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We all grow up with the weight of history on us. Our ancestors dwell in the attics of our brains as they do in the spiraling chains of knowledge hidden in every cell of our bodies.
~ Shirley Abbott
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If you don't believe in ghosts, you've never been to a family reunion.
~ Ashleigh Brilliant
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The thing about family disasters is that you never have to wait long before the next one puts the previous one into perspective.
~ Robert Brault
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Nobody has ever before asked the nuclear family to live all by itself in a box the way we do. With no relatives, no support, we've put it in an impossible situation.
~ Margaret Mead
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The family is a haven in a heartless world.
~ Christopher Lasch
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It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons.
~ Johann Schiller
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Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life!
~ Albert Einstein
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I don't care how poor a man is, if he has family,he's rich.
~ Dan Wilcox
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The most beautiful thing in this world is to see your parents happy and knowing that you are the reason behind that happiness.
~ Anonymous
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The soul is healed by being with children.
~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live.
~ Pope John Paul II
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If a woman is empowered, her children and her family will be better off. If families prosper...so does the whole country.
~ Isabel Allende
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You can either discipline children or earn their love.
~ JD Ghai
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It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.
~ Maya Angelou
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The most important thing that parents can teach their children is how to get along without them.
~ Frank Howard Clark
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What a bargain grandchildren are! I give them my loose change, and they give me a million dollars' worth of pleasure.
~ Gene Perret
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A man who has been the indisputable favorite of his mother keeps for life the feeling of a conqueror.
~ Sigmund Freud
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Your children need your presence more than your presents.
~ Jesse Jackson
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A father is a man who expects his son to be as good a man as he meant to be, A father is someone who carries pictures where his money used to be.
~ Frank Howard Clark
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We are apt to forget that children watch examples better than they listen to preaching.
~ Roy L. Smith
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As we grew up, my brothers acted like they didn't care, but I always knew they looked out for me and were there!
~ Catherine Pulsifer
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When brothers agree, no fortress is so strong as their common life.
~ Antisthenes
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Help your brother's boat across, and your own will reach the shore.
~ Hindu Proverb
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All for one and one for all
My brother and my friend
What fun we have
The time we share
Brothers 'til the end.
~ Author Unknown
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I sought my soul, but my soul I could not see. I sought my God, but my God eluded me. I sought my brother and I found all three.
~ Author Unknown
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A brother is a friend given by Nature.
~ Jean Baptiste Legouve
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There's no other love like the love for a brother. There's no other love like the love from a brother.
~ Astrid Alauda
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Children are natural mimics: they act like their parents in spite of every attempt to teach them good manners.
~ Anonymous
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There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other, wings.
~ Hodding Carter
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No man should bring children into the world who is unwilling to persevere to the end in their nature and education
~ Plato
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The openness of our hearts and minds can be measured by how wide we draw the circle of what we call family.
~ Mother Teresa
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My father was absent and he was a hero to me
~ Greta Scacchi
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Nobody ever asks a father how he manages to combine marriage and a career.
~ Sam Ewing.
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One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters
~ George Herbert
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The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
~ Theodore Hesburgh
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A father is a man who expects his son to be as good a man as he meant to be, A father is someone who carries pictures where his money used to be.
~ Frank Howard Clark
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When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry
~ Author Unknown
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I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection
~ Sigmund Freud
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It is a wise father that knows his own child
~ William Shakespeare
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You don't have to deserve your mother's love. You have to deserve your father's
~ Robert Frost
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Fathers are angels sent from heaven
~ Author Unknown
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Why are men reluctant to become fathers? They aren't through being children.
~ Cindy Garner
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Dad, your guiding hand on my shoulder will remain with me forever.
~ Author Unknown
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I love my father as the stars - he's a bright shining example and a happy twinkling in my heart.
~ Terri Guillemets
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The greatest gift I ever had - Came from God; I call him Dad!
~ Author Unknown
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Any man can be a father. It takes someone special to be a dad.
~ Author Unknown
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Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father!
~ Lydia M. Child
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One father is more than a hundred Schoolmasters.
~ George Herbert
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Love and fear. Everything the father of a family says must inspire one or the other.
~ Joseph Joubert
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My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard. Mother would come out and say, "You're tearing up the grass." "We're not raising grass," Dad would reply. "We're raising boys."
~ Harmon Killebrew
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You know, we travelled a lot when I was a kid because my father was wherever the work was.
~ Katey Sagal
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My father was my teacher. But most importantly he was a great dad.
~ Beau Bridges
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Whenever I fail as a father or husband... a toy and a diamond always works.
~ Shah Rukh Khan
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I could never have a better teacher in those days than my father.
~ Tony Visconti
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I wanted to grow up to be just like my father.
~ Michael Bergin
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The purpose of my life is being a father to my kids and being a husband to my wife.
~ Terrence Howard
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My father was very intense, passionate and over-the-top. He was my hero and my tyrant.
~ June Jordan
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It doesn't matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was.
~ Anne Sexton
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It is much easier to become a father than to be one.
~ Kent Nerburn
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