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Families from Hell by Sun Signs

Families from Hell by Sun Signs

Aries

If the sadistic father never beats his child, perhaps because he is afraid of his wife, or because it is against his progressive ideas of education, his ‘non-violent’ behaviour will produce the same reaction because his eyes convey to the child the same sadistic impulse that his hands would do in beating him. – Erich Fromm, Aries

Taurus

People talk about dysfunctional families; I’ve never seen any other kind. – Sue Grafton, Taurus

Gemini

Feminized by maternal tendencies, dulled by the absence of the stern Moses who had begotten me, puffed with pride by my grandfather’s adoration, I was a pure object, doomed par excellence to masochism if only I could have believed in the family play-acting. But no. It perturbed me only on the surface, and the depths remained cold, unjustified. The system horrified me. – Jean-Paul Sartre, Gemini

Cancer

Unkindness is death to the home. One unkind, unsocial, critical, eternally dissatisfied member can destroy any family. – Kathleen Norris, Cancer

Leo

It takes awfully long to become aware that the parents and their own childhood is the worst problem in education. – Markku Lahtela, Leo

Virgo

No stranger can get a great many notes of torture out of a human soul; it takes one that knows it well, – parent, child, brother, sister, intimate. – O.W. Holmes, Sr., Virgo

Libra

From the moment of birth, when the Stone-Age baby confronts the twentieth-century mother, the baby is subjected to these forces of violence called love, as its father and mother and their parents and their parents before them, have been. These forces are mainly concerned with destroying most of its potential. – R.D. Laing, Libra

Scorpio

To make the child in your own image is a capital crime, for your image is not worth repeating. The child knows this and you know it. Consequently you hate each other. – Karl Shapiro, Scorpio

Sagittarius

Nobody who has not been in the interior of a family can say what the difficulties of any individual of that family may be. – Jane Austin, Sagittarius

Capricorn

If Mr. Vincent Price were to be co-starred with Miss Bette Davis in a story by Mr. Edgar Allan Poe directed by Mr. Roger Corman, it could not fully express the pent-up violence and depravity of a single day in the life of the average family. – Quentin Crisp, Capricorn

Aquarius

Hell, I hated the bastard… – Jim Hoffa about his son, Aquarius

Pisces

The hearts of small children are delicate organs. A cruel beginning in this world can twist them into curious shapes. The heart of a hurt child can shrink so that forever afterward it is hard and pitted as the seed of a peach. Or, again, the heart of such a child may fester and swell until it is misery to carry within the body, easily chafed and hurt by the most ordinary things. – Carson Smith McCullers, Pisces

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