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I do write long, long character notes - family background, history, details of appearance - much more than will ever appear in the novel. I think this is what lifts a book from that early calculated, artificial stage.
— Anne Tyler —

I believe God takes the things in our lives - family, background, education - and uses them as part of his calling. It might not be to become a pastor. But I don't think God wastes anything.

— Eugene H. Peterson

I come from the slums; I come from a hard background; I come from a poor family; and I was a soldier.

— Michael Caine

My family background has always been very supportive. They're going to be there for me no matter what.

— Mark Sanchez

I was born in a family with a strong military background, so I chose to be a soldier.

— Wang Jianlin

My family is my biggest critic. Since they come from a non-filmi background, they give me an audience's point of view. They have been very supportive of me.

— Randeep Hooda

Almost any American can connect on some level to a family background of having come across some ocean. They say, 'My great-grandparents came from wherever ... this is why we have this last name, why we do this thing at Christmas.' All the details get watered down but don't quite disappear.

— Jhumpa Lahiri

When I get a case about discrimination, I have to think about people in my own family who suffered discrimination because of their ethnic background or because of religion or because of gender. And I do take that into account.

— Samuel Alito

When I think of my background, if I was privileged on any level, it was in terms of the kind of exposure to experience and bohe-mian cultural influence that my parents and my uncles and my grandfather gave me. On both sides I come from an extremely eccentric, artsy, intellectually intense, activist family.

— Edward Norton

I view the major features of my own odyssey as a set of mostly fortunate contingencies. I was not destined by inherited mentality or family tradition to become a paleontologist. I can locate no tradition for scientific or intellectual careers anywhere on either side of my eastern European Jewish background. [ ... ] I view my serious and lifelong commitment to baseball in entirely the same manner: purely as a contingent circumstance of numerous, albeit not entirely capricious, accidents.

— Stephen Jay Gould

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