20 Family Quotes That'll Bring Back So Many Good Memories

These quotes about family will make you want to call your mama.
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Whether it's out of necessity or a sense of obligation, a lot of us work long, hard hours to provide and support our families. It's never easy, but it's always worth it. Below are family quotes that'll motivate you to stay strong and keep going. 

  1. "My mother used to tell me that when push comes to shove, you always know who to turn to. That being a family isn't a social construct but an instinct." -Jodi Picoult
  2. "Everyone needs a house to live in, but a supportive family is what builds a home." -Anthony Liccione
  3. "The greatest moments in life are not concerned with selfish achievements but rather with the things we do for the people we love and esteem." -Walt Disney
  4. "Ohana means family. Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten." -Lilo & Stitch
    (Editor's Note: CLASSIC. Had to include it.)
  5. "Family is not an important thing. It's everything." -Michael J. Fox
  6. "Family members can be your best friends, you know. And best friends, whether or not they are related to you, can be your family." -Trenton Lee Stewart
  7. "Family members can be your best friends, you know. And best friends, whether or not they are related to you, can be your family." -Rod Stewart
  8. "My friends and family are my support system. They tell me what I need to hear, not what I want to hear, and they are there for me in the good and bad times. Without them, I have no idea where I would be, and I know that their love for me is what's keeping my head above the water." -Kelly Clarkson
  9. "My friends and family are my support system. They tell me what I need to hear, not what I want to hear and they are there for me in the good and bad times. Without them I have no idea where I would be and I know that their love for me is what's keeping my head above the water." -Joaquin Phoenix 
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  10. "Forgiveness is important in families, especially when there are so many secrets that need to be healed—for the most part, every family's got them." -Tyler Perry
  11. "In my career, there's many things I've won and many things I've achieved, but for me, my greatest achievement is my children and my family. It's about being a good father, a good husband, just being connected to family as much as possible." -David Beckham
  12. "I think there's a lot of different kinds of love: not just between a boyfriend and girlfriend, but love with your family, love with the people around you. I think that's really important and, I think, would really be a good thing for the world and make a better world for everybody." -Suga 
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  13. "It's very important to prioritize. I know, for me, my family comes first. That makes every decision very easy." -Jada Pinkett Smith

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  14. "I was angry and frustrated until I started my own family and my first child was born. Until then, I didn't really appreciate life the way I should have, but fortunately I woke up." -Johnny Depp
  15. "A family is a risky venture, because the greater the love, the greater the loss…That's the trade-off. But I'll take it all.” -Brad Pitt
  16. "There is no doubt that it is around the family and the home that all the greatest virtues, the most dominating virtues of humans, are created, strengthened and maintained." -Winston Churchill
  17. "I think family is the most important thing in the world. I think your own family is the most complicated thing in the world, and I think it's the most beautiful thing in the world." -Jake Gyllenhaal
  18. "I don't feel much pressure to fit in. I never have. I've always just wanted to do my thing. I have really good friends and good family, and if I don't fit in somewhere else, I fit in at home." -Ariana Grande 
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  19. "When I do get free time, I spend a lot of it at home with my family and my close friends and I think that's what keeps me happy, healthy, grounded, and totally in check." -Leighton Meester
  20. "The reason that I'm here at all is because of my relationship with my family and their encouragement of me to be a musician and to work hard. As long as I stay there in that space, I can do anything. That's my truth." -Lady Gaga
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