Jennifer Grant quotes

  • The grief of losing my father has come in waves over the years, as it does with most people. His love and devotion as a father provided my closest, most intimate relationship. Dad, and our time together, is in my bones. While reflecting on him, the memories themselves seem to boil down into certain 'essences of Dad.'
    -- Jennifer Grant

    #Memories #Dad #Father

  • One of the myths about Dad was that he was mean. That simply wasn't true. I always found him generous to a fault but he wasn't reckless with his money, which was rather rare in Hollywood. He'd grown up with nothing and he wasn't about to fritter it all away.
    -- Jennifer Grant

    #Dad #Mean #Hollywood

  • It's not what your parents give you. It's what you do with your own stuff.
    -- Jennifer Grant

    #Giving #Parent #Stuff

  • I remember going on carriage rides with Dad when we'd visit. I think quiet L.A. suited him better, but he loved to see shows here, he loved to visit his friends in the Hamptons.
    -- Jennifer Grant

    #Dad #Thinking #Quiet

  • I have a lot of favorite films. I tend to love the silliness of 'Bringing Up Baby.' 'Charade' is fantastic. 'His Girl Friday,' the banter in that, that alone made me want to be a writer.
    -- Jennifer Grant

    #Girl #Friday #Baby

  • I'm sure there was some part of his soul was intrinsically happy, but he probably had to go through some permutations to really get that to blossom. I'm sure Dad had his challenges, but I think that joy was there from the beginning and he had to find a way to make his life support that and express that.
    -- Jennifer Grant

    #Dad #Thinking #Support

  • Dad has, and had, a deservedly glowing reputation. However, this belief in 'reputation first' seems to have given rise to his fears of what might be rumored after his death.
    -- Jennifer Grant

    #Dad #Glowing #Might

  • Simple. Pared down. Timeless. The ties were never too thick or too thin; the pants were never too flared or too skinny. In my life with Dad, he wore Western apparel because we went riding - jeans, cowboy boots, the turquoise belt buckle. But it was all very simple, and that classic look is very 'Ralph Lauren.'
    -- Jennifer Grant

    #Dad #Cowboy #Simple

  • Cary Benjamin sleeps dreamily on my stomach as we're both bonding and recuperating. He's phenomenal.
    -- Jennifer Grant

    #Sleep #Stomach #Phenomenal

  • My son Cary's generation likely won't know who my father was, but it's something nice for him that his grandfather was an icon. I had one chance to pass along that name.
    -- Jennifer Grant

    #Father #Nice #Son

  • At some level it's still hard for me to admit that my father died. I can talk about it and around it, but those two words. 'He died.' What can that possibly mean? That I won't get to hear his voice again?
    -- Jennifer Grant

    #Father #Mean #Two

  • It's something he used to say when he was happy. It could be a very, very simple day. We might be sitting out on the front lawn. Dad loved classical music and we might be listening to some Stravinsky or something and having some tea and eggs. And he'd say, 'Oh, good stuff, isn't it?'
    -- Jennifer Grant

    #Dad #Simple #Eggs

  • Dad was synonymous with his charm and wit and grace, and it was sort of the perfect way to go for him.
    -- Jennifer Grant

    #Dad #Perfect #Grace

  • I fell completely in love with acting. I guess I was bitten.
    -- Jennifer Grant

    #Acting

  • I am my father's only child. The world knows a two-dimensional Cary Grant. As charming a star and as remarkable a gentleman as he was, he was still a more thoughtful and loving father.
    -- Jennifer Grant

    #Stars #Children #Father

  • Few men in their 70s looked as good as my father did. What was his secret? Genes, maybe, since he didn't exercise or diet, and he kept a candy drawer, drank a pot of black coffee every day, and read in the middle of the night. Still, he took such joy in being a dad - and in life in general - and his happiness showed.
    -- Jennifer Grant

    #Happiness #Dad #Father

  • When it comes to Father's Day, I will remember my dad for both being there to nurture me and also for the times he gave me on my own to cultivate my own interests and to nurture my own spirit.
    -- Jennifer Grant

    #Dad #Father #Spirit

  • Dad somewhat enjoyed being called gay. He said it made women want to prove the assertion wrong.
    -- Jennifer Grant

    #Dad #Gay #Want

  • It's better to walk alone, than with a crowd going in the wrong direction.
    -- Jennifer Grant

    #Community #Crowds #Walks

  • Shoot for the moon. If you miss, shoot again.
    -- Jennifer Grant

    #Moon #Missing #Shoot For The Moon