Families are like fudge - mostly sweet with a few nuts.
The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family.
The only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works is the family.
We cannot destroy kindred: our chains stretch a little sometimes, but they never break.
-Marquise de Sevigne
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
The family - that dear octopus from whose tentacles we never quite escape, nor, in our inmost hearts, ever quite wish to.
Family: A social unit where the father is concerned with parking space, the children with outer space, and the mother with closet space.
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.
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 faces are magic mirrors. Looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present, and future.
-Gail Lumet Buckley
A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold.
Blood's thicker than water, and when one's in trouble Best to seek out a relative's open arms.
The great advantage of living in a large family is that early lesson of life's essential unfairness.
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.