All happy families resemble one another, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.— Leo Tolstoy
Surprising Unhappy Family quotations
Bad marriages don't cause infidelity; infidelity causes bad marriages.
Some mothers need happy children; others need unhappy ones-otherwise they cannot prove their maternal virtues.
He who is really kind, can never be unhappy
All happy families are alike, but an unhappy family is unhappy after its own fashion.
All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
Every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
Unhappy? I was lucky. So, so lucky. And I couldn’t see it.” His eyes met hers. “I love you,” he said. “And you make me happier than I ever thought I could be. And now that I know what it’s like to be someone else—to lose myself—I want my life back. My family. You. All of it.” His eyes darkened. “I want it back.
No man has ever lived that had enough of children's gratitude or woman's love.
Happy or unhappy, families are all mysterious.
We have only to imagine how differently we would be described - and will be, after our deaths - by each of the family members who believe they know us.
Happy or Unhappy, families are all mysterious.
Families without songs are unhappy families.
One of the greatest gifts you can get as a writer is to be born into an unhappy family.
I used to be so convinced that happiness was the goal, yet all those years I was chasing after it I was unhappy in the pursuit. Maybe the goal really should be a life that values honor, duty, good work, friends and family.
unhappy families are conspiracies of silence. The one who breaks the silence is never forgiven.
Gordie, the white boy genius, gave me this book by a Russian dude named Tolstoy, who wrote, 'Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.' Well, I hate to argue with a Russian genius, but Tolstoy didn't know Indians, and he didn't know that all Indian families are unhappy for the same exact reasons: the frikkin' booze.
Today in the west we are asking the question, why is man unhappy? Answer is very simple. We have created a very fast society but we do not have a cozy home, and without a cozy home we do not have a mental state of nerve relaxed personality. Without having a mental state of nerve relaxed personality, you cannot face this fastness of the outer world; it's impossible.
I eat right, I sleep, I work out, I'm happy.
I have a beautiful family, nice friends. I choose the good things. I choose the happy, healthy things. I don't choose the bad, unhealthy, unhappy things.
You can not say you're unhappy because you have to travel, have to play this tournament, having to play sports ... You can't because you chose to play it and you love it. I'm tremendously grateful for the support I have received from my family and the close ones.
I've been my most happy and my most unhappy in relationships.
I have family and friends and people I care very much about. I've got a really, really, really good life.
He saw the cause of his unhappiness in the family--the family as a social institution, which does not permit the child to become an independent individual at the proper time.
The car was full of unhappy people heading west.
It was the Great American Family Road Trip, all right. Whaaa-hoo!
The difficult child is the child who is unhappy.
He is at war with himself; and in consequence, he is at war with the world.
Kids haven't changed much, but parents seem increasingly unhappy with the child raising phase of their lives.
I'm not going to live my life unhappy and why should he and we talk about it and I think what's great about the film is that it shows is the meaning of family doesn't have to be as traditional as it once was, like you can make a family.
The dark night of the soul for me was one night in Florida, when I had been on the road for about four years and I realized that everybody around me was on my payroll, that my old friends hadn't been in touch with me and my family didn't know where to get me. I was a very unhappy guy and it was because I was really alone.
Lincoln was able to say, you know, "It will make me very unhappy if I lose the presidency, but I'm committed to larger things." If you look at candidates and say this is someone who can be happy to go back to their family or they have larger convictions. Franklin Roosevelt jeopardized his presidency by telling Americans in 1940, "We might have to fight Hitler." He loved being president, but he loved defending freedom more.
Many people's unhappiness is rooted in the habitual role they play.
While our family role may have made sense growing up, it often wreaks havoc in our adult lives.
The problem in today’s economy is that people are typically starting a family at the very time they are also supposed to be doing their best work. They are trying to be productive at some of the most stressful times of their lives. What if companies took this unhappy collision of life events seriously? They could offer Gottman’s intervention as a benefit for every newly married, or newly pregnant, employee.
I agree with the Lev Tolstoy quote completely, but I also feel like there's more to it. What is a happy family and an unhappy family? We're probably both of those things at the same time.
I think that maybe happy families don't need stories the way unhappy families need stories. Maybe they're too busy living that they don't actually step back and talk about life like the Anton Chekhov quote. I prefer Anton Chekhov to Lev Tolstoy, and the reason is because of what he leaves out. Sometimes I think Tolstoy had a theory that he was proving and he proved it. Chekhov is more ambiguous.
There's something stubborn about families, unhappy ones in particular: they outlive themselves, and then they live on.
Of course, there are hurtful moments of the malice and rumors - the worst are not the ones that affect you, but ones that affect other family members. But you have to distance yourself from it, otherwise you would be unhappy.
Marriage is meant to be more about your surrender than about your satisfaction.
Putin has made life difficult for a lot of Russia's richest men;
they don't like the sanctions; they don't like the war with the West. Many of them have houses and families and businesses in the West, and so I can see them being unhappy. But at the moment, the political system is so constructed that it would be very difficult for them to leave. That's not saying it couldn't change.
Invest in your work life balance. Time with friends and family is as important as times at work. Getting that out of balance is a path toward unhappiness.
I really wanted to get out of that cycle in our family where somebody's taking revenge on somebody for some slight that happened thirty years ago, and the only way to assert one's existence is by climbing over the body of an unfortunate sibling, or with a fellow family member, and you end up even unconsciously rejoicing in the other person's unhappiness and being like, I am happy because I can see how unhappy these other people are.