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It's a family that's loaded with grudges and passion.
by Nicolas Cage

It's a family that's loaded with grudges and passion.
We come from a long line of robbers and highwaymen in Italy,
you know.
Killers, even.
- Nicolas Cage

I was always shocked when I went to the doctor's office
and they did my X-ray and didn't find that I had eight
more ribs than I should have or that my blood was the color green.
- Nicolas Cage

Shock is still fun.
I won't ever shut the door on it.
- Nicolas Cage

To be a good actor you have to be something like a criminal,
to be willing to break the rules to strive for something new.
- Nicolas Cage

 

As a teenager I was more of an anarchist,
but now I want people to thrive and be harmonious.
- Nicolas Cage

I am not a demon.
I am a lizard, a shark, a heat-seeking panther.
I want to be Bob Denver on acid playing the accordion.
- Nicolas Cage

I think I jump around more when I'm alone.
- Nicolas Cage

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My father was always getting excited about something.
It's genetically inside me somewhere.
- Nicolas Cage

I'm sad about this, but we shouldn't have been married in the first place.
- Nicolas Cage

Passion is very important to me.
If you stop enjoying things, you've got to look at it,
because it can lead to all kinds of depressing scenarios.
- Nicolas Cage

Hollywood didn't know if I was an actor or a nut or
if I was this crazy character I was playing.
I had developed an image of being a little bit unusual,
different and wild.
- Nicolas Cage

I try to do as many stunts as they'll let me do.
I think it's important for an audience to feel that
the actor's really doing it.
- Nicolas Cage

I wanted to make an image for myself as an outlaw type.
A kind of rock 'n' roll sensibility.
- Nicolas Cage

There's a fine line between the Method actor and the schizophrenic.
- Nicolas Cage

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

A happy family is but an earlier heaven.
- George Bernard Shaw

Nothing you do for a child is ever wasted.
- Garrison Keillor

To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they're
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran

He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother.
- Roe Fulkerson

Your greatest gift to your family and friends is yourself -
your relaxed, happy, and fully-present self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The ache for home lives in all of us,
the safe place where we can
go as we are and not be questioned.
- Maya Angelou

Mother is the name for God
in the lips and hearts of little children.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

Our opportunity is to Soar our Spirit.
To see Light and Joy in everything.
To spread our wings and fly boldly.
To give thanks for rainbows and butterflies -
our symbols of renewal and rebirth.
To offer daily Thanksgiving - for ourselves, our family,
our friends, our community, for the whole world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our loved ones -
whether by blood, by marriage, or by choice -
are delicate treasures.
If we hold them too close, they break -
as a butterfly would.
By honoring and enjoying
the freedom of our loved ones,
we gain our own freedom.
Have the courage to trust that
the beautiful butterflies of your life
will return - or not - as life intends.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Let parents bequeath to their children
not riches, but the spirit of reverence.
- Plato

Sisters are different flowers from the same garden.
- Anonymous

Children are born innocent.
Before they are domesticated they live in the moment,
love without fear, and don't even think about the opinions of others.
- don Miguel Ruiz

You are my home - the place to which I always return.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

For a happy marriage,
love and accept your spouse just the way they are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree
is the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.
- Burton Hills

Consider a new beginning with your family -
choose to take them less seriously.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are two lasting bequests we can give our children
One is roots, the other is wings.
- Hodding Carter

The magic words for a great family are,
"I love you just the way you are."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Kindness is the light that dissolves
all walls between souls, families, and nations.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

You are my Family
- Karen Drucker

Sister is probably the most competitive
relationship within the family,
but once the sisters are grown,
it becomes the strongest relationship.
- Margaret Mead

You don't choose your family.
They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.
- Desmond Tutu

One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life
comes from being happy over the good fortune of others.
- Robert A. Heinlein

You are my family because I CHOOSE you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sometimes, our family's most important job
is reminding us how unimportant we are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What is our family?
We touch our full hearts and see ourselves
reflected whole in each other's eyes.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Live so that when your children think of fairness,
caring and integrity, they think of you.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

The hardest of all, is learning to be
a well of affection, and not a fountain,
to show them that we love them,
not when we feel like it, but when they do.
- Nan Fairbrother

What can you do to promote world peace?
Go home and love your family.
- Mother Teresa

No love, no friendship can cross the path of our destiny
without leaving some mark on it forever.
- Francois Muriac

We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children
that makes the heart too big for the body.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nobody has ever asked the nuclear family to live
all by itself in a box the way we do.
With no relatives, no support,
we've put it in an impossible situation.
- Margaret Mead

The final forming of a person's character
lies in their own hands.
- Anne Frank

In all our contacts, it is probably the sense
of being really needed and wanted
which gives us the greatest satisfaction
and creates the most lasting bond.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

The most important thing a father
can do for his children
is to love their mother.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Youngsters need good models more than they need critics.
- John Wooden

Let us honor all children,
and put ourselves into service
preparing a magnificent
earthly home for future generations.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled.
- Emily Dickinson

Many societies have educated their male children
on the simple device of teaching them not to be women.
- Margaret Mead

I used to tell my husband that,
if he could make me "understand" something,
it would be clear to all the other people in the country.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

I soothe my conscience now with the thought that
it is better for hard words to be on paper
than that Mummy should carry them in her heart.
- Anne Frank

Instead of needing lots of children,
we need high-quality children.
- Margaret Mead

The heart of a mother is a deep abyss
at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.
- Honore de Balzac

And when our baby stirs and struggles to be born
it compels humility: what we began is now its own.
- Margaret Mead

It is a wise father that knows his own child.
- William Shakespeare

There was never a child so lovely
but his mother was glad to get him to sleep.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We are now at a point where we must educate our children
in what no one knew yesterday,
and prepare our schools for what no one knows yet.
- Margaret Mead

The solution to adult problems tomorrow
depends in large measure upon
how our children grow up today.
- Margaret Mead

When your whole family is loving and supportive, it is a great blessing.
But when family members are indifferent or hostile, release your expectations,
and find the love and support you need elsewhere.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A house is made of walls and beams;
a home is built with love and dreams.
- Anonymous

My children have made me more aggressive about the world
that they're about to inhabit.
- Bono

Children are educated by what the grown-up is
and not by his talk.
- Carl Jung

Moral authority is never retained by
any attempt to hold on to it.
It comes without seeking and
is retained without effort.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Be careful to leave your sons well instructed rather than rich,
for the hopes of the instructed
are better than the wealth of the ignorant.
- Epictetus

Big sisters are the crabgrass in the lawn of life.
- Linus Van Pelt in Charles M. Schulz' Peanuts cartoon


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