"I grew up in a dysfunctional family."
"I'll never stop dreaming that one day we can be a real family, together, all of us laughing and talking, loving and understanding, not looking at the past but only to the future."Melissa Gilbert on LaToya Jackson
"If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel there are three key societal members who can make a difference. They are the father, the mother and the teacher."Melissa Gilbert on Abdul Kalam
"Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten."Melissa Gilbert on David Ogden Stiers
"The love of family and the admiration of friends is much more important than wealth and privilege."Melissa Gilbert on Charles Kuralt
"Sister is probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once the sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship."Melissa Gilbert on Margaret Mead
"My mother, whom I love dearly, has continually revised my life story within the context of a complicated family history that includes more than the usual share of divorce, step-children, dysfunction, and obfuscation. I've spent most of my adult life attempting to deconstruct that history and separate fact from fiction."