I came from a big family. As a matter of fact, I never got to sleep alone until I was married.— Lewis Grizzard
Off-limits Big Families quotations
In a big family the first child is kind of like the first pancake.
If it's not perfect, that's okay, there are a lot more coming along.
I never dreamt of being in the movies.
I was from a very average, I would say, a rather poor family, so my big treat was to work hard all week - I mowed lawns and babysat and washed dishes and washed cars - to go to the movies.
There can be hope only for a society which acts as one big family, not as many separate ones.
My parents didn't really understand too much about sport.
At that time, we were in a Polish community in the inner city of Chicago, and I was the youngest of a bunch of cousins. Polish families are real big, with cousins and aunts and uncles.
I don't know - I feel like someone would think of me, or anyone in my family, as unappreciative of a moment, and I've really learned to appreciate a moment. I take things in a lot. I'm kind of weird like that. I like to go outside at night by myself and look at the sky and just appreciate it. I'm not that big of a weirdo, but - occasionally.
My mom and dad - they were always there.
They were always on the set. They focused on our family life. The entertainment business wasn't the end-all. They weren't out to get the next big paycheck or the next big movie. It was about 'What can we do as a family.
My family advocates doing what fulfills your soul.
They've always said, 'You're a big girl; figure it out on your own.
If the US Government was a family—they would be making $58,000 a year, spending $75,000 a year, & are $327,000 in credit card debt. They are currently proposing BIG spending cuts to reduce their spending to $72,000 a year. These are the actual proportions of the federal budget & debt, reduced to a level that we can understand.
When I run, I think about everything: physics, family problems, plans for the weekend. I haven't made any big discoveries on a run, but it does give me time to think through problems. Some solutions are obvious, but they are only obvious when you are relaxed enough to find them.
In Brooklyn, it was as though you were in your own little bubble.
You were all part of one big, but very close family, and the Dodgers were the main topic of everybody's conversations and you could sense the affection people had for you. I don't know that such a thing exists anymore.
I had four different colors of hats, one of which was pink.
I just got on a roll with the pink hat. So what started out as a superstition grew into a tradition and an easy way for my family to find me at tournaments because I am the only one with cojones big enough to wear a pink hat.
Now you are seeing electronic dance music producers on TV, on talk shows.
It's so great to see the festivals growing bigger and bigger, it's like one big family that's all partying with each other. I love being a part of that.
I was raised in a household where being gay was like, the most normal thing.
My brother is gay, all of my best friends are gay. When my brother came out of the closet, it wasn't a big deal for my family.
Little kindness and courtesies are so important.
In relationships, the little things are the big things.
It is not flesh and blood, but heart which makes us fathers and sons.
The best way to make your spouse and children feel secure is not with big deposits in bank account, but with little deposits of thoughtfulness and affection in the 'love account.'
Watersheds come in families; nested levels of intimacy... As you work upstream toward home, you're more closely related. The big river is like your nation, a little out of hand. The lake is your cousin. The creek is your sister. The pond is her child. And, for better or worse, in sickness and in health, you're married to your sink.
Big sisters are the crab grass in the lawn of life.
People get burned out in big families, you can even see it in the naming of children. Like the first kid, "You were named after Grandma." The seventh kid, "You were named after a sandwich I had. Now get your brother, Reuben."
In the family of punctuation, where the full stop is daddy and the comma is mummy, and the semicolon quietly practises the piano with crossed hands, the exclamation mark is the big attention-deficit brother who gets overexcited and breaks things and laughs too loudly.
I'm big on taking the lady out to dinner.
We have some candlelight romance every now and then. And our whole family is within a 6-mile radius. It's disgustingly domestic. I'm big on Costco.
We used to be so proud that our country offered far more economic opportunities than the feudal system in Great Britain, with its royal family, princesses and dukes. But social mobility in the UK is higher than in the US. Our social rift is as big as it was in the 1920s.
Fifty is a big corner to turn. It used to mean being put out to pasture, but it's the opposite with me. I feel more vibrant; I'm more active than I've ever been. The F-word really is freedom. It's the freedom to have dropped the rock-the rock of addiction, of family, of comparisons with other people. It's being fit and focused and kind of furious.
Let us tackle the big issues with bold ideas that transform Iowa to accomplish our shared mission to grow Iowa, and realize our shared vision of Iowa as the best place to live, work and raise a family.
Any problem, big or small, within a family, always seems to start with bad communication. Someone isn't listening.
You have to set big goals for yourself.
And you have to put aside all the negativity in your life that tells you that if you came from a certain education or a certain family background that you can't achieve big goals. That's one of the things that America has.
It's always a bit overwhelming when you arrive on set and everyone's new, but you soon become a big family. I find the hardest thing about acting is that you have to say goodbye to everyone at the end of a shoot.
If anyone wants to know why three kids in one family made it to the big leagues they just had to know how we helped each other and how much we practiced back then. We did it every minute we could.
I've never fancied that footballer lifestyle.
I suppose I could live that kind of flash life. People stereotype child actors and kind of expect you to go off the rails a bit, be a bit crazy, but that's not really happened yet. I've got a big family so that helps, and they live really close to the studios so it's just so much easier.
A ball player has to be kept hungry to become a big leaguer.
That's why no boy from a rich family has ever made the big leagues.
People ask me. 'What about gay adoptions? Interracial? Single Parent?' I say. "Hey fine, as long as it works for the child and the family is responsible." My big stand is this: Every child deserves a home and love. Period.
No one in the world can take the place of your mother.
Right or wrong, from her viewpoint you are always right. She may scold you for little things, but never for the big ones.
My favorite room in the house is the living room.
We have two big couches, six recliners and over 20 pillows. It's a really comfortable place to hang out with my family.
When I was younger, my family would go camping and fishing on our ranches.
My dad loves being around all kinds of animals. He's the one who got me to be a really big animal lover.