May 5, 2008

Monday Musings: Family

They say that blood is thicker than water. Maybe that's why we battle our own with more energy and gusto than we would ever expend on strangers.
~David Assael, Northern Exposure, Family Feud, 1993

If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.
~George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.
~~George Burns (1896 - 1996)

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, "Families"

If you ever start feeling like you have the goofiest, craziest, most dysfunctional family in the world, all you have to do is go to a state fair. Because five minutes at the fair, you'll be going, 'you know, we're alright. We are dang near royalty.'
~Jeff Foxworthy

Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
~Leo Tolstoy (1828 - 1910), Anna Karenina, Chapter 1, first line


  1. Good ones, The George Burns and Jeff Foxworthy ones are particularly funny! :)

  2. Oh indeed, Jeff Foxworthy is right...

    Nice choices.


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