“Where does the family start?”

“Where does the family start?”

We would like per­mis­sion to use the fol­low­ing quo­ta­tion in a fam­i­ly his­to­ry book we are pub­lish­ing in the sum­mer. “Where does the fam­i­ly start? It starts with a young man falling in love with a girl – no supe­ri­or alter­na­tive has yet been found.” The book will be pub­lished in Hebrew and Eng­lish, hard­back, 40 pages, colour, ini­tial print run 1,500 in each lan­guage. —J.B.

Thanks for ask­ing, but you don’t need per­mis­sion from the Churchill lit­er­ary inter­ests to reprint a sin­gle brief quo­ta­tion. How­ev­er, your punc­tu­a­tion is a lit­tle off. It should read (with excla­ma­tion mark)…

“Where does the fam­i­ly start? It starts with a young man falling in love with a girl. No supe­ri­or alter­na­tive has yet been found!”

Ref­er­ence is a speech in the House of Com­mons, 6 Novem­ber 1950, and to Churchill by Him­self, page 517.

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