Family and Loneliness

"Life is the desert, life the solitude,
Death joins us to the great majority."

Edward Young
Edward Young "The Revenge"

Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"A book is like a child: it is easier to bring it into the world than to control it when it is launched there."


Rating: 8.40 (Number of Voters: 10)

"Children suck the mother when they are young and the father when they are old."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Little children disturb your sleep, big ones your life."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Setting a good example for children takes all the fun out of middle age."


Rating: 6.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The Athenians govern the Greeks; I govern the Athenians; you, my wife, govern me; your son governs you."


Rating: 5.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Home is a name, a word, it is a strong one; stronger than magician ever spoke, or spirit ever answered to, in the strongest conjuration."

Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens "Martin Chuzzlewit"

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"A mother becomes a true grandmother the day she stops noticing the terrible things her children do because she is so enchanted with the wonderful things her grandchildren do."

Lois Wyse
Lois Wyse "Funny, You Don't Look Like a Grandmother"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Grandchildren are the dots that connect the lines from generation to generation."

Lois Wyse
Lois Wyse "Funny, You Don't Look Like a Grandmother"

Rating: 9.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Parentage is a very important profession; but no test of fitness for it is ever imposed in the interest of children."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Children are the anchors of a mother's life."


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"If you educate a man you educate a person, but if you educate a woman you educate a family."


Rating: 2.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"There are times when parenthood seems nothing but feeding the mouth that bites you."


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"A mother-in-law and a daughter-in-law in one house are like two cats in a bag."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Young children step on your feet, older children step on your heart."


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"A man knows when he is growing old because he begins to look like his father."

Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Gabriel Garcia Marquez "Love in the Time of Cholera"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"He who can be a good son will be a good father."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"A man who finishes a book is always alone when he finishes it."

Nora Ephron
Nora Ephron "Scribble Scrabble"

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"The Family is the Country of the heart."


Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"There are no illegitimate children, only illegitimate parents - if the term is to be used at all."


Rating: 5.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Home is where the heart is and hence a movable feast."

Angela Carter
Angela Carter "Nothing Sacred: Selected Writings"

Rating: 2.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing up is like shoveling the walk before it stops snowing."


Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The time not to become a father is eighteen years before a war. "


Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Small children give you headache; big children heartache."


Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 6)

"Taking a child to the toy store is the nearest thing to a death wish parents can have."

Fred G. Gosman
Fred G. Gosman "How to Be a Happy Parent..."

Rating: 3.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The mortgage is still in our name but, increasingly, the house is theirs. One diaper, one vote."

Fred G. Gosman
Fred G. Gosman "How to Be a Happy Parent..."

Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"A man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best, but his mother the longest."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"The house with no child in it is a house with nothing in it."


Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"In the best of all possible worlds, childbirth enriches a marriage. In the worst, it harms it. No matter how good their marriage is, most couples find that having a baby challenges their relationship."

Jean Marzollo
Jean Marzollo "Your Maternity Leave"

Rating: 8.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Give a little love to a child, and you get a great deal back."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Birth control that really works: Every night before we go to bed we spend an hour with our kids."


Rating: 4.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Sisters is probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once the sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship."


Rating: 2.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Few things are more satisfying than seeing your own children have teenagers of their own."


Rating: 4.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The trouble with being a parent is that by the time you are experienced, you are unemployed."


Rating: 4.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"A liberal is a socialist with a wife and two children."


Rating: 7.43 (Number of Voters: 7)

"Nothing is quite as bad as being without privacy and lonely at the same time."

Alexander Theroux
Alexander Theroux "An Adultery"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"There is no loneliness like that of a failed marriage."

Alexander Theroux
Alexander Theroux "An Adultery"

Rating: 4.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"A mother's life, you see, is one long succession of dramas, now soft and tender, now terrible. Not an hour but has its joys and fears."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Mothers have as powerful an influence over the welfare of future generations, as all other causes combined."

John Abbott
John Abbott "The Mother at Home"

Rating: 4.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"A man's desire for a son is usually nothing but the wish to duplicate himself in order that such a remarkable pattern may not be lost to the world."

Helen Rowland
Helen Rowland "Reflections of a Bachelor Girl"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Home is any four walls that enclose the right person."

Helen Rowland
Helen Rowland "Reflections of a Bachelor Girl"

Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The real question isn't whether you love your kids or not, but how well you are able to demonstrate your love and caring so that your children really feel loved."

Stephanie Martson
Stephanie Martson "The Magic of Encouragement"

Rating: 9.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence."


Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"This is the reason why mothers are more devoted to their children than fathers: it is that they suffer more in giving them birth and are more certain that they are their own."


Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"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."

Jane Howard
Jane Howard "Families"

Rating: 3.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Human beings are the only creatures that allow their children to come back home."


Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"People who say they sleep like a baby usually don't have one."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)