Family Reunion Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old family reunion quotes, family reunion sayings, and family reunion proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

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

Reunion after long separation is even better than one's wedding night.     

Chinese Proverb

I love family reunions. Maybe next year we could pass out samurai swords.     

Doug Solter

Perhaps the greatest social service that can be rendered by anybody to this country and to mankind is to bring up a family.     

G.B. Shaw

Important families are like potatoes. The best parts are underground.     

Francis Bacon

Every man sees in his relatives, and especially in his cousins, a series of grotesque caricatures of himself.     

Henry Louis Mencken

Family reunion quilted with love grounded by memories.     


At the end of the day, a loving family should find everything forgivable.     

Mark V. Olsen

Nothing like watching your relatives fight, I always say.     

Rick Riordan

Know from whence you came because if you know from whence you came, there is no limit to where you can go.     

James Baldwin

Our most basic instinct is not for survival but for family. Most of us would give our own life for the survival of a family member, yet we lead our daily life too often as if we take our family for granted.     

Paul Pearshall

I think the family is the place where the most ridiculous and least respectable things in the world go on.     

Ugo Betti

Heirlooms we don't have in our family. But stories we've got.     

Rose Cherin

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

Robert Brault

If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.     

George Bernard Shaw

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

Edna Buchanan

Family faces are magic mirrors. Looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present and future. We make discoveries about ourselves.     

Gail Lumet Buckley

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

Karen Russell

One of the things that binds us as a family is a shared sense of humor.     

Ralph Fiennes

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

George Burns

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

Barbara Bush

There's an awful lot of blood around that water is thicker than.     

Mignon McLaughlin

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

Jeff Foxworthy

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

Alex Haley

If you don't believe in ghosts, you've never been to a family reunion.     

Ashleigh Brilliant

Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in.     

Robert Frost

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

Friedrich Schiller

The great gift of family life is to be intimately acquainted with people you might never even introduce yourself to, had life not done it for you.     

Kendall Hailey

Let us open wide the windows of our hearts, that each family member may feel welcome and at home.     

Thomas S. Monson

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