Memorable Famille quotations

Living en famille provides the strongest motives for rudeness combined with the maximum opportunity for displaying it.


It may be that when the angels go about their task praising God, they play only Bach. I am sure, however, that when they are together en famille they play Mozart.

But it is at home and not in public that one should wash ones dirty linen.

[Fr., Car c'est en famille, ce n'est pas en public, qu'un lave son linge sale.]

The old days were slower. People buttered their bread without guilt and sat down to dinner en famille.

Whether the angels play only Bach praising God, I am not quite sure.

I am sure, however, that en famille they play Mozart.


The gods were bored and so they created man.

Adam was bored because he was alone, so Eve was created. Thus boredom entered the world, and increased in proportion to the increase in population. Adam was bored alone, then Adam and Eve were bored together; them Adam and Eve and Cain and Abel were bored en famille; then the population of the world increased, and the people were bored en masse.