March 25, 2015
Charles M. Schultz rhapsodized, “Happiness is a warm puppy.” Comedian George Burns joked, “ Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.”
Since so many life histories and memoirs are about family, I thought it’d be fun to find some quotes about those whom we know best. I mean, if we can’t laugh at our family, who can we laugh at – besides ourselves?
A family is a unit composed not only of children, but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold.
- Ogden Nash
No amount of law enforcement can solve a problem that goes back to the family.
- Edgar Hoover
Insanity runs in my family. It practically gallops.
- Cary Grant
I know it’s a cliché, but the whole family is just whacked. I mean, we’re all out of our minds. They’re the funniest, most eccentric bizarre people I’ve ever met, my siblings.
- Dana Carvey
To each other, we were as normal and nice as the smell of bread. We were just a family. In a family even exaggerations make perfect sense.
- John Irving
Your basic extended family today includes your ex-husband or -wife, your ex’s new mate, your new mate, possibly your new mate’s ex and any new mate that your new mate’s ex has acquired.
- Delia Ephron
There is no such thing as fun for the whole family.
- Jerry Seinfeld
I think it’s fascinating that I receive attention for what people perceive to be a level of manliness or machismo, when amongst my family of farmers and paramedics and regular Americans, I’m kind of the sissy in my family.
- Nick Offerman
I looked up my family tree and found out I was the sap.
- Rodney Dangerfield
If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.
- George Bernard Shaw
So clear out your closets and make your family skeleton dance by writing a life or family history.