Quotations About / On:
Sexuality poorly repressed unsettles some families; well repressed, it unsettles the whole world.
(Karl Kraus (1874-1936), Austrian satirist. repr. In Thomas Szasz, Anti-Freud: Karl Kraus's Criticism of Psychoanalysis and Psychiatry, ch. 8 (1976). Die Fackel (Vienna, Jan. 26, 1911), no. 315/16.)
Those expressions are omitted which can not with propriety be read aloud in the family.
(Thomas Bowdler (1754-1825), British editor, expurgator. Family Shakespeare, preface (1818).)
The informality of family life is a blessed condition that allows us all to become our best while looking our worst.
(Marge Kennedy (20th century), U.S. author. 100 Things You Can Do to Keep Your Family Together..., Part 2, p. 40 (1994).)
Old photograph: amid the set poses of her family, a young girl smiles and raises her hand a little.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fifth Selection, New York (1988).)
Classical and romantic: private language of a family quarrel, a dead dispute over the distribution of emphasis between man and nature.
(Cyril Connolly (1903-1974), British critic. The Unquiet Grave, pt. 3 (1944, rev. 1951).)
As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live.
(John Paul II [Karol Wojtyla] (b. 1920), Polish ecclesiastic, pope. quoted in Observer (London, Dec. 7, 1986).)
Welcome to the great American two-career family and pass the aspirin please.
(Anastasia Toufexis (20th century), U.S. writer. "The Perils of Dual Careers," Time (May 13, 1985).)
You have another little drink, and I'll have another little drink, and maybe we can work up some real family feeling here.
(Irving Ravetch (b. 1920), U.S. screenwriter, Harriet Frank, and Martin Ritt. Hud (Paul Newman), Hud, to his nephew, Lon (Brandon De Wilde) (1963).)
The great universal family of men is a utopia worthy of the most mediocre logic.
(Isidore Ducasse, Comte de Lautréamont (1846-1870), French author, poet. Maldoror, bk. 1, ch. 9 (1870, trans. 1978).)
Children from humble families must be taught how to command just as other children must be taught how to obey.
(Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 2, p. 268, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Human, All-Too-Human, "Woman and Child," aphorism 395, "Teaching to Command," (1878).)