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A Quote by Letty Cottin Pogrebin on family, nest, fruit, boat, possibilities, sport, game, human history, building, baseball, canoe, and orange

If the family were a container, it would be a nest, an enduring nest, loosely woven, expansive, and open. If the family were a fruit, it would be an orange, a circle of sections, held together but separable—each segment distinct. If the family were a boat, it would be a canoe that makes no progress unless everyone paddles. If the family were a sport, it would be baseball: a long, slow, nonviolent game that is never over until the last out. If the family were a building, it would be an old but solid structure that contains human history, and appeals to those who see the carved moldings under all the plaster, the wide plank floors under the linoleum, the possibilities.

Letty Cottin Pogrebin

Source: Family and Politics, ch. 2 (1983).

Contributed by: bajarbattu

A Quote by Frank Lloyd Wright on hope, intention, influence, courage, building, foundations, expectation, and belief

"The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen."  - Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright (1868 - 1959)

Contributed by: sailmaker

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