„I would like to grow less afraid of dying. I am infinitely less afraid today than I was 15 or 25 years ago. I was most afraid of dying when I was 33, because I come from a Catholic family.“
„I was honestly very nervous of Constance Wheatcroft. And I wasn't the only one. Her entire family was afraid of her. Dogs were afraid of her. Bindweed in the hedge would wither as she passed; birds would forget their nesting instincts and fly back to north Africa at the sound of her hideous cries.“
— Tom Baker English actor 1934
„… a lot of kids do get married at 15. I would have had my family ten years younger. Instead of starting the Revolution at 50, I would have been 40. And man, did I have a lot of sex drive at 40! Whew! I was out on the road chasing women most of the time!“
— David Berg Children of God founder 1919 - 1994
„I started about five years ago when I did a hospital visit and was shocked at what a huge difference the [Starlight Children's Foundation] makes for not only these children but also their families, who are also affected. I consider family one of the most important aspects of life, because at the end of the day your family is who is always going to be there for you. When it comes to these children, their family is all they have because some of them never get to leave the hospital.“
— Corbin Bleu American actor, model, dancer, producer, and singer-songwriter 1989
As quoted in "Corbin Bleu aids Starlight charity" in Variety (3 December 2009) http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118012141.html?categoryId=3834&cs=1
„I am dying innocent. The sentence is wrong. God protect Germany and make Germany great again. Long live Germany! God protect my family!“
— Fritz Sauckel German general 1894 - 1946
Last words, 10/16/46. Quoted in "The Mammoth Book of Eyewitness World War II" - Page 566 - by Jon E. Lewis - History - 2002.
„This is such a big deal, and my life is so simple. There are very few things — there's love, and work, and family. And I'd like to thank all my families, all the tribes that I come from and, most importantly, my mother Brandy who taught me that all my finger paintings were Picasso's and that I didn't have to be afraid. And, mostly, that cruelty might be very human, and it might be very cultural, but it's not acceptable.“
— Jodie Foster American actor, film director and producer 1962
Oscar Acceptance Speech, 1989 Academy Awards, Best Actress in a Leading Role, The Accused.
„I say to a lot of people who struggle [with coming out] — they're always afraid how it's going to affect their family — and to me it's always family is really important, but there has to be a 'you' that can be part of a family. If there's no 'you,' [you can't] be part of the family.“
— Abby Stein Trans activist, speaker, and educator 1991
2017, On NBC News, January 13, 2017 http://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/outfront-trans-woman-spreads-lgbtq-awareness-hasidic-community-n706611
„My family likes me as a person and not because I am an actor. I never mix the two. I don't know how much I earn or how many awards I have received.“
— Shahrukh Khan Indian actor, producer and television personality 1965
From interview with Amrita Mulchandani
„I like playing music because it's a good living and I get satisfaction from it. But I can't feed my family with satisfaction.“
— James Hetfield American musician, songwriter and record producer 1963
Playboy, April 2001
„I knew that I would speak in the language of the vanquished
No more durable than old customs, family rituals,
Christmas tinsel, and once a year the hilarity of carols.“
— Czeslaw Milosz Polish, poet, diplomat, prosaist, writer, and translator 1911 - 2004
New Poems (1985-1987), "1945" (1985), trans. Czesław Miłosz and Robert Hass
„I am what I am because I was the son of a princess. Women have always been very educated and progressive in my family.“
— Uthradom Thirunal Marthanda Varma Maharaja of Travancore 1922 - 2013
On the matrilineal system of inheritance in vogue among the royal family, in "Royal vignettes: Travancore - Simplicity graces this House (30 March 2003)"
„I think I am a nice person. People that know me, like me. Does my family like me? I think so, right. Look at my family. I'm proud of my family.“
— Donald J. Trump 45th President of the United States of America 1946
2010s, 2015, Presidential Bid Announcement (June 16, 2015)
„It was painful for me several years ago when several friends were arrested. I said nothing. I didn’t want to lose my job or my freedom. I worried about my family.
I have made a different choice now. I have left my home, my family and my job, and I am raising my voice. To do otherwise would betray those who languish in prison. I can speak when so many cannot. I want you to know that Saudi Arabia has not always been as it is now. We Saudis deserve better.“
— Jamal Khashoggi Saudi Arabian journalist 1958 - 2018
"Saudi Arabia wasn’t always this repressive. Now it’s unbearable." in The Washington Post (18 September 2017)
— Rahul Gandhi Indian politician 1970
Quoted in The Dynasty: Born to Rule by Sunita Aron Sunita Aron (2016) https://books.google.co.in/books?id=mUywDAAAQBAJ
„Interviewer: Are there any groups you won’t go after?
Penn: We haven’t tackled Scientology [in Penn & Teller: Bullshit! ] because Showtime doesn’t want us to. Maybe they have deals with individual Scientologists—I’m not sure. And we haven’t tackled Islam because we have families.
Interviewer: Meaning, you won’t attack Islam because you’re afraid it’ll attack back …
Penn: Right, and I think the worst thing you can say about a group in a free society is that you’re afraid to talk about it—I can’t think of anything more horrific.“
— Penn Jillette American magician 1955
2010s, Interview in Las Vegas Weekly (24 June 2010) https://lasvegasweekly.com/ae/2010/jun/24/celebrity-issue/.
„I am not anti-coloured, take it from me; nothing pleases me more than when I arrive at an airport, or a station, or a seaport, and I see a coloured family there — the black father, the black wife and the black children… When I see these families arriving at the airport I am happy, and when I see them leaving at London airport I am happy.
But if there is one thing that gets up my nose, I must admit, it is this — the way… the thing is when I am down in Torquay and I switch on my television and I see one of them reading our news to us. It is our news and they’re reading it to me. If I was a chauvinist I would say I object even to seeing women reading our news to us.
But now we have women reading our news to us. If they could perhaps have their own news which they were reading to us, I suppose [laughter], it would be very interesting.
For the time being, for a transitional period I'd be prepared to accept that the BBC should have a dinner-jacketed gentleman reading the important news to us, following by a lady reading all the less important news, followed by Trevor McDonald giving us all the latest news about the muggings and the drug busts…“
— David Irving British writer and Holocaust denier 1938
David Irving's Talk to the Clarendon Club http://www.fpp.co.uk/speeches/speech190992.html