49+ Best Family Reunion Quotes: Exclusive Selection

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Famous Family Reunion Quotes

I love my family but my family – they’re the type of people that never let you forget anything you ever did… I was in the first grade Christmas play – I’m playing Mary. Now, during the course of the play, I dropped the baby Jesus… They still talk about this. I go to my family reunion, and one of my cousins just had a baby. So I’m like, ‘Oh, that’s a cute little baby. Let me hold the baby…’ And my aunt runs over, ‘Don’t you give her that baby! You know she dropped the baby Jesus!’ — Wanda Sykes

The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life. — Richard Bach

It is not flesh and blood, but heart which makes us fathers and sons. — Friedrich Schiller

It was like a family reunion, watching the movie. It’s always a good feeling when I can get a screening for my family. — Chris Tucker

I grew up with six brothers. That’s how I learned to dance – waiting for the bathroom. — Bob Hope

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In some families, please is described as the magic word. In our house, however, it was sorry. — Margaret Laurence

The family is a haven in a heartless world. — Christopher Lasch

I wish I could relate to the people I’m related to. — Jeff Foxworthy

To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there. — Barbara Bush

You ought to try surviving one of my family reunions. It’s like having a bowling alley in your brain. — Edna Buchanan

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

When I go back to family reunions everybody goes, ‘Hey cousin! Hey Auntie!’ And I’m like, ‘Okay I don’t know you, I have no idea who you are.’ I am auntie and cousin for so many and even the ones in prison call me collect. And I’ll be like, ‘Which of my family members are giving you this phone number?’ — Sherri Shepherd

If minutes were kept of a family gathering, they would show that Members not Present and Subjects Discussed were one and the same. — Robert Breault

Family: A social unit where the father is concerned with parking space, the children with outer space, and the mother with closet space. — Evan Esar

Nobody has ever before 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

Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city. — George Burns

My encounters with racism are sort of second-hand situations where I might be standing around with a group of white friends and someone makes a comment that they wouldn’t make at my family reunion. — Wentworth Miller

Human beings are the only creatures on earth that allow their children to come back home. — Bill Cosby

The family – that dear octopus from whose tentacles we never quite escape, nor, in our inmost hearts, ever quite wish to. — Dodie Smith

Family quarrels have a total bitterness unmatched by others. Yet it sometimes happens that they also have a kind of tang, a pleasantness beneath the unpleasantness, based on the tacit understanding that this is not for keeps; that any limb you climb out on will still be there later for you to climb back. — Mignon McLaughlin

When our relatives are at home, we have to think of all their good points or it would be impossible to endure them. — George Bernard Shaw

One of the best things about Heaven is that we will be able to reunite with loved ones who have already passed on. It will be the greatest family reunion we’ve ever known, with our loved ones, relatives and ancestors all together in one place at the same time, rejoicing. All together at last! — David Berg

Some family trees bear an enormous crop of nuts. — Wayne Huizenga

If you don’t believe in ghosts, you’ve never been to a family reunion. — Ashleigh Brilliant

Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life. — Albert Einstein

I don’t have to look up my family tree, because I know that I’m the sap. — Fred Allen

People are generally irrational, unreasonable and selfish. They deserve to be loved, anyway. — Mother Teresa

The lack of emotional security of our American young people is due, I believe, to their isolation from the larger family unit. No two people – no mere father and mother – as I have often said, are enough to provide emotional security for a child. He needs to feel himself one in a world of kinfolk, persons of variety in age and temperament, and yet allied to himself by an indissoluble bond which he cannot break if he could, for nature has welded him into it before he was born. — Pearl S. Buck

It is important for us also to cultivate in our own family a sense that we belong together eternally, that whatever changes outside our home, there are fundamental aspects of our relationship which will never change. — Spencer W. Kimball

If you share a common ancestor with somebody, you’re related to them. It doesn’t mean that you’re going to invite them to the family reunion, but it means that you share DNA. I think it’s fascinating. — Henry Louis Gates

Family is essential because we all yearn to feel like we belong to something greater than ourselves. — Laura Ramirez

You might be a redneck if your grandfather completely executes the pull my finger trick at the family reunion. — Jeff Foxworthy

The family. We are a strange little band of characters trudging through life sharing diseases and toothpaste, coveting one another’s desserts, hiding shampoo, borrowing money, locking each other out of our rooms. . . and trying to figure out the common thread that bound us all together. — Erma Bombeck

That sounds terrific, thought Cary, just you, your comatose wife your shell-shocked son, and your daughter who hates your guts. Not to mention that your two kids may be in love with each other. Yeah, that sounds like a perfect family reunion. — Cassandra Clare

There is no such thing as fun for the whole family. — Jerry Seinfeld

Family quarrels are bitter things. They don’t go according to 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. — F. Scott Fitzgerald

In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future. — Alex Haley

The family is one of nature’s masterpieces. — George Santayana

We ought to encourage our children to know their relatives. We need to talk of them, make effort to correspond with them, visit them, join family organizations, etc. — Spencer W. Kimball

I think that the success of the franchise is helpful for launching different aspects of my career. It’s sort of the reliable cousin that you can always count on for every family reunion. Because of ‘Step Up’ I’ve been able to really take my career to the next level. I have them to thank for a lot of my success. — Alyson Stoner

Family faces are magic mirrors. Looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present and future. — Gail Buckley

When you look at your life the greatest happinesses are family happinesses. — Joyce Brothers

My support group – my mom, my dad, my sisters, my brothers-in-law, my immediate nieces and nephews, my immediate family like Aunt Donna – I know I can trust them. Most of the other people…they never called me before, they never said I love you before, they never wanted to take a picture with me at family reunions. It’s like, don’t do it now…You win the lottery and all of a sudden everybody’s your best friend. — Carrie Underwood

What’s sad about not eating is the experience, whether at a family reunion or at midnight by yourself in a greasy spoon under the L tracks. The loss of dining, not the loss of food. — Roger Ebert

This packrat has learned that what the next generation will value most is not what we owned, but the evidence of who we were and the tales of how we loved. In the end, it’s the family stories that are worth the storage. — Ellen Goodman

The Family that prays together, stays together. — Pope John Paul II

A family reunion is an effective form of birth control. — Robert A. Heinlein

The future belongs to those who give the next generation reason for hope. — Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

A food truce, the picnic suspension of oedipal feeling that permits the generations to love each other at family reunions. — Karen Russell

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