Feb 22, 2013

Quotes on Families

Quotes on Families Starting this weekend, the FAC explores that enduring, yet evolving, role of families. Below are a few quotes on family, some sweet (some not so sweet), to get you thinking about Families, this year's multi-disciplinary program.
Ashleigh 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."

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Desmond 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."

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Okay, Bart and Homer didn't say this, but their "creator" Matt Groening did.
"Families are about love overcoming emotional torture."

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Marsha Norman, Pulitzer-prize winning playwright
"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."

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Elbert 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?"

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F. 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."

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M.F.K. 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."

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Mario 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."

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Peggy 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."

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Victor Borge, man of many virtues -- from classical piano, comedy, and conducting
"I wish to thank my parents for making it all possible...and I wish to thank my children for making it necessary."

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Anna 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."

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Lao Tsu's Tao Te Ching, a Chinese classic text espousing traditional customs that came to influence Confucianism, Chinese Buddhism, Daoism, and others
"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."

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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
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