Brilliant, creator of pot-shots
(pithy one-lined comic strips),
artist and writer
"If you don't believe in ghosts, you've never been to a family reunion."
Tutu, former archbishop of South Africa, social rights activist
"You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them."
|Okay, Bart and Homer didn't say
this, but their "creator" Matt
"Families are about love overcoming emotional torture."
"Family is just accident.... They don't mean to get on your nerves. They don't even mean to be your family, they just are."
Hubbard, 19th century American writer
"No matter what you've done for yourself or for humanity, if you can't look back on having given love and attention to your own family, what have you really accomplished?"
Scott Fitzgerald, one of the greatest American authors of the
Jazz Age and of the 20th century
"Family quarrels are bitter things. They don't go by any rules. They're not like aches or wounds; they're more like splits in the skin that won't heal because there's not enough material."
Fisher, preeminent American food writer, who believed eating was
another "art of life"
"Family dinners are more often than not an ordeal of nervous indigestion, preceded by hidden resentment and ennui and accompanied by psychosomatic jitters."
Puzo, Italian-American author and screenwriter, author of The Godfather which Francis Ford
Coppola adapted to the feature films
"The strength of a family, like the strength of an army, is in its loyalty to each other."
O'Mara founded Mothering,
the magazine, and is the author of four books on parenting
"Be careful how you speak to your children, one day it will become their inner voice."
Borge, man of many virtues -- from classical piano, comedy, and
"I wish to thank my parents for making it all possible...and I wish to thank my children for making it necessary."
Karenina in Leo Tolstoy's Anna
Karenina, the disgraced wife of a Russian count laments her
fate in one of the many memorable quotes of this novel
"Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way."
Te Ching, a Chinese classic text espousing traditional customs
that came to influence Confucianism, Chinese Buddhism, Daoism, and
"In dwelling, live close to the ground.
In thinking, keep to the simple.
In conflict, be fair and generous.
In governing, don't try to control.
In work, do what you enjoy.
In family life, be completely present."
Members-Only Preview for Families exhibitions
Friday, Feb. 22 | 5-7p
Mother: Photographs by Carol S. Dass
Feb. 23 - May 19
A Family Affair: Selections from the Progressive Art Collection
Feb. 23 - May 19