Family ties are so important in everyday life, but sometimes they can be hard to describe. How can you capture the idea that this is a brood that will love you unconditionally, stick by your side during the harshest times, lift you up when you are feeling down, but also, on occasion, be a pain in the neck to you for no real reason? Celebrate the ones who made you the person you are today with these emotion-filled family quotes. These inspirational sayings capture it all, from importance of having a solid family foundation to the little things about having close relatives that just drive you up the wall. (Nobody's family is perfect, right?)
Next time you need to write a card, do a family-reunion Instagram caption (especially for Mother's Day or Father's Day) or just want to reach out to one of your cousins to make them smile, look at these important sayings about family from Walt Disney, Maya Angelou, Mother Teresa, Winston Churchill, Barbara Bush and George Bernard Shaw, among others. And then remember to go Zoom or FaceTime with your mother, sister or uncle. However you connect with your family, these meaningful quotes about families will help you put your thoughts into words.
I sustain myself with the love of family.
A family is a bunch of people who keep confusing you with someone you were as a kid.
Family faces are magic mirrors. Looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present, and future.
A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal and the common cold.
Being part of a family means smiling for photos.
Children need our unconditional love — whether they succeed or make mistakes; when life is easy and when life is tough.
Stick to the basics, hold on to your family and friends — they will never go out of fashion.
That’s what people do who love you. They put their arms around you and love you when you’re not so lovable.
The great advantage of living in a large family is that early lesson of life’s essential unfairness.
You go through life wondering what is it all about but at the end of the day it's all about family.
In the family sandwich, the older people and the younger ones can recognize one another as the bread. Those in the middle are, for a time, the meat.
I grew up with six brothers. That's how I learned to dance — waiting for the bathroom.
The strength of a family, like the strength of an army, is in its loyalty to each other.
You leave home to seek your fortune and, when you get it, you go home and share it with your family.
Nothing is better than going home to family and eating good food and relaxing.
I have a wonderful shelter, which is my family.
In family life, love is the oil that eases friction, the cement that binds closer together and the music that brings harmony.
My mother used to tell me that when push comes to shove, you always know who to turn to. That being a family isn't a social construct but an instinct.
Family love is messy, clinging and of an annoying and repetitive pattern, like bad wallpaper.
Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.
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.
Families are like fudge — mostly sweet, with a few nuts.
What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family.
All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
Home is where you are loved the most and act the worst.
A dysfunctional family is any family with more than one person in it.
So much of what is best in us is bound up in our love of family, that it remains the measure of our stability because it measures our sense of loyalty.
You are born into your family and your family is born into you. No returns. No exchanges.
There is no doubt that it is around the family and the home that all the greatest virtues, the most dominating virtues of human, are created, strengthened and maintained.
In truth a family is what you make it. It is made strong, not by number of heads counted at the dinner table, but by the rituals you help family members create, by the memories you share, by the commitment of time, caring and love you show to one another, and by the hopes for the future you have as individuals and as a unit.