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Relatives Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Relatives

Please enjoy these Relatives Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

Nobody has ever 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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One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives.
- Euripides

In the beginning of the human race there was no genetic
load which would cause undesirable traits such as appear
in offspring of marriages between relatives today.
- Walter Lang

Every man sees in his relatives, and especially in his cousins,
a series of grotesque caricatures of himself.
- H. L. Mencken

 

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

I had no blood relatives till I made some.
- Andy Dick

When I see professional clowns, mimes,
or people who makes ballon animals, I think of their
relatives and how disappointed they must be.
- Jimmy Fallon

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Friends are relatives you make for yourself.
- Eustache Deschamps

We still lend our old house out to relatives.
They keep a guest book for my fans to sign.
- Loretta Lynn

In time your relatives will come to accept the idea
that a career is as important to you as your family.
Of course, in time the polar ice cap will melt.
- Barbara Dale

Fate chooses our relatives, we choose our friends.
- Jacques Delille

For our immediate family and relatives,
Canada was a land of opportunity.
- Sidney Altman

My father was killed by a German mine,
while I lost other relatives in Allied bombing attacks.
- Jean-Marie Le Pen

God gives us relatives; thank God, we can choose our friends.
- Addison Mizner

The family ties between hundreds of thousands of German
families and their American relatives led many to think
that America would never join a second war against Germany.
- Julius Streicher

For those of us who have lost loved ones in their prime -
as I did when my father and other relatives succumbed -
even one of those years would have been a precious gift.
- Michael Milken

I can't think of any relatives that ever went into science.
- William Standish Knowles

Some people are your relatives but others are your ancestors,
and you choose the ones you want to have as ancestors.
You create yourself out of those values.
- Ralph Ellison

My sister and I were born in San Francisco.
When our parents died, we came down here to live with relatives.
- Freddy Fender

Unfortunately, inner feelings and potential are often stunted by our parents,
relatives or peers.
- Willie Stargell

Relatives cannot help you in the studios,"
she says.
"You stand or fall by your own efforts.
- Glynis Johns

Well, if you don't want your relatives and friends to die,
help me spread the news.
Let people know about immortality device.
That way, your loved ones won't die.
- Alex Chiu

You know, all my songs are relatives,
brothers, sisters, cousins.
- David Coverdale

I have developed a very strong partiality for the dead:
they don't talk back,
they don't sue, and they don't have angry relatives.
- Ron Chernow

The most loving parents and relatives commit murder
with smiles on their faces.
They force us to destroy the person we really are:
a subtle kind of murder.
- Jim Morrison

It isn't necessary to have relatives in Kansas City in order to be unhappy.
- Groucho Marx

Blood relatives often have nothing to do with family,
and similarly, family is about who you choose to make your life with.
- Oliver Hudson

My relatives used to laugh when I talked of being a writer.
- Taylor Caldwell

From Nelson county we went to Logan county to see some relatives we had there,
and after staying until the middle of October,
I returned alone to my home in Missouri.
- Jesse James

I enjoy slaughtering beasts, and I think of my relatives constantly.
- Roger Zelazny

God gave us our relatives; thank God we can choose our friends.
- Ethel Watts Mumford

What is a normal childhood? We weren't rich,
we were pretty middle-class.
My dad survived from job to job; with him taking care of so many relatives,
he couldn't save any money.
- Charlie Sheen

God gives us our relatives, thank God we can choose our friends.
- Ethel Watts Mumford

When one has love for God, one doesn't feel any physical attraction to wife,
children, relatives and friends.
One retains only compassion for them.
- Ramakrishna

A self made man is a rarity and hated by the parasites
that floated to fame thought their parents,
relatives and contacts.
- Al Goldstein

Religion kept some of my relatives alive,
because it was all they had.
If they hadn't had some hope of heaven,
some companionship in Jesus, they probably would have committed suicide,
their lives were so hellish.
- Octavia Butler

But as my brother was doing his research for a book about my father,
it became his opinion that the most influential anti-semitism
my father encountered when he was growing up was from Jews,
because his relatives were German Jews,
and doctors.
- Tobias Wolff

I was very much in my room with my marionette stage,
you know, creating these incredibly boring things that
I felt were so fascinating,
and forcing my relatives to come, and charging money
for them to see my little productions.
- Bob Balaban

I think that Scottish people, like Canadians,
are often misunderstood and what I like about my Scottish
friends and relatives is how quickly it can go from love to anger.
It's a great dynamic.
- Mike Myers

Individuals approaching death often experience encounters
with their dead relatives,
who seem to welcome them to the next world.
These deathbed visions are authentic and convincing;
they are often followed by a state of euphoria and
seem to ease the transition.
- Stanislav Grof

If the Great Way perishes, there will be morality and duty.
When cleverness and knowledge arise, great lies will flourish.
When relatives fall out with one another,
there will be filial duty and love.
When states are in confusion there will be faithful servants.
- Lao Tzu

Fighting hard to protect yourself and your relatives is good for your genes,
but when captured and escape is not possible,
giving up short of dying and making the best you can
of the new situation is also good for your genes.
- Keith Henson

I always want to say to people who want to be rich and famous:
'try being rich first'.
See if that doesn't cover most of it.
There's not much downside to being rich,
other than paying taxes and having your relatives ask you for money.
But when you become famous, you end up with a 24-hour job.
- Bill Murray

I am convinced that material things can contribute
a lot to making one's life pleasant,
but, basically, if you do not have very good friends
and relatives who matter to you,
life will be really empty and sad and material things cease to be important.
- David Rockefeller

Six hours a day I lived under school discipline in
active intercourse with people none of whom were known to those at home,
and the other hours of the twenty-four I spent at home,
or with relatives of the people at home,
none of whom were known to anybody at school.
- Georg Brandes

So when I write characters and situations and relationships,
I try to sort of utilize what I know about the world,
limited as it is, and what I hear from my friends and see with my relatives.
- Charlie Kaufman

My mother speaks of my step being a source of life-long pain to her,
that it is a living death, etc.
By the same post I had several letters from anxious relatives,
telling me that it was my duty to come home and thus
ease my mother's anxiety.
- Elizabeth Garrett Anderson

I was always a drama queen.
I remember playing in the kitchen, trying to get my
mom to think I was dead and call the police.
When she didn't, I would cry.
I was always theatrical.
I don't think any of my relatives are surprised.
- Amy Lee

I find it difficult to imagine an afterlife,
such as Christians, or at any rate many religious people,
conceive it, believing that the conversations with
relatives and friends interrupted here on earth will
be continued in the hereafter.
- Edvard Munch

I always felt I was living in two worlds.
One was the Mexican world, because nearly everybody I knew,
relatives and cousins and kids in the neighbourhood,
were Mexican.
Then school was a different world.
It was ethnically mixed.
- Gilbert Hernandez

My whole damn family was nice.
I don't think I've imagined it.
It's true.
Maybe it has to do with being brought up as Christian Scientists.
Half of my relatives were Readers or Practitioners in the church.
- Henry Fonda

The advice would be the same for any kind of fiction.
Keep writing, and keep sending things out,
not to friends and relatives, but to people who have the power to buy.
A lot of additional, useful tips could be added,
but this is fundamental.
- Fred Saberhagen

A system of morality which is based
on relative emotional values
is a mere illusion, a thoroughly vulgar conception
which has nothing sound in it and nothing true.
- Socrates

Memory is a complicated thing, a relative to truth,
but not its twin.
- Barbara Kingsolver

It is rather a problem of how to secure the best use
of resources known to any of the members of society,
for ends whose relative importance only those individuals know.
- Friedrich August von Hayek

To kill a relative of whom you are tired is something.
But to inherit his property afterwards,
that is genuine pleasure.
- Honore de Balzac

An increase in the relative price of products from
the low wage manufacturers in Asia and Latin America
will also make those products less attractive to American consumers.
- Martin Feldstein

Lists of books we reread and books we can't finish
tell more about us than about the relative worth of the books themselves.
- Russell Banks

Human love has little regard for the truth.
It makes the truth relative, since nothing,
not even the truth, must come between it and the beloved person.
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer

To say a poem is absolute is saying nothing,
because an ink blot can be absolute.
Yet you put into it what you like.
So it becomes totally relative.
- Nicholas Mosley

Your knowledge of what is going on can only be superficial and relative.
- William S. Burroughs

Western Europe GDP per capita - not taking into account
the new accession counties -
was lower in 2001 relative to that of the US than any time since the 1960's.
- John Hutton

Concentrate your strengths against your competitor's relative weaknesses.
- Paul Gauguin

At the lodge the chief gave me many particulars which
were relative to the late visit of the Spaniards.
- Zebulon Pike

They emphasize the viewpoint that the protracted economic
stagnation in Japan derives from incomplete economic
adjustments to significant changes in relative prices.
- Toshihiko Fukui

I had a great time on News Radio, I got to make tons
of money in relative obscurity and learn a lot about
the TV biz and work on my standup act constantly.
It was a dream gig.
- Joe Rogan

Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative,
a friend, an acquaintance or a stranger.
- Franklin P. Jones

I understand about the relative strengths of people,
and I don't think people have to be anything.
They can be nothin' if they want to be.
- Cecil Taylor

Where there's a will - there's a relative!
- Ricky Gervais

In the past, TSR and now Wizards of the Coast have
asked me to do game stats for my characters,
and I'm never comfortable doing that.
It's all relative after all.
- R. A. Salvatore

I don't have perfect pitch, but I have relative pitch.
I'm glad I don't have perfect pitch because perfect
pitch can drive you crazy.
- Billy Eckstine


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