Parent quotes

  • I'm so blessed to have such enlightened parents. It must have been very hard to watch their able-bodied son lock himself up in his old room for most of his 20s.
    -- A. Scott Berg

    #Blessed #Son #Parent

  • My parents just tell me, ‘If you know what you want, you should stay determined and go for it. You can do anything.’
    -- Aaliyah

    #Parent #Want #Determined

  • I've been singing all my life. I've always wanted this. I sang in church, in school plays, and my parents gave me vocal lessons. My parents always said this was destined for me.
    -- Aaliyah

    #School #Play #Parent

  • My world was completely different to other boys my age. When I was six I was earning money, and by 10 I was paying more tax than the parents of other pupils. I feel a lot older than my years. Because I was working with adults, I had to mature a lot quicker.
    -- Aaron Taylor-Johnson

    #Boys #Years #Parent

  • I was so thankful that my parents trusted me enough and had enough faith in my abilities to let me follow my passion and try to do something great, even if I might fail.
    -- Abby Sunderland

    #Passion #Parent #Trying

  • If i were to backbite against anyone, it would be about my parents for they have more right to my good deeds
    -- Abdullah ibn Mubarak

    #Parent #Would Be #Deeds

  • As her parents, Aishwarya and I want our child to be happy and healthy. I was guarded from all this (media attention and showbiz world). The trade magazine and all was banned in my house. The first time I read a film magazine was when I was 18.
    -- Abhishek Bachchan

    #Children #Media #Parent

  • No blade can puncture the human heart like the well-chosen words of a spiteful son.
    -- Abraham Verghese

    #Heart #Son #Parent

  • The only marriage I've observed for any length of time is my parents - 35 years. I asked my pop, I go, 'Pop, 35 years - what do you hope for?' He's like, 'I hope you die first.'
    -- Adam Ferrara

    #Years #Funny Marriage #Parent

  • I say things, like every other parent, that reminds you of your own parents. One thing I do know about being a parent, you understand why your father was in a bad mood a lot.
    -- Adam Sandler

    #Father #Parent #Bad Mood

  • I grew up cursing a lot. It felt natural. My parents told me to stop.
    -- Adam Sandler

    #Parent #Natural #Cursing

  • When I take my kid to school, all the parents stop and stare.
    -- Adam Sandler

    #School #Kids #Parent

  • All possible means were used by the infatuated parents to conclude the bargain; and deception put an end to these usual artifices.
    -- Adelbert von Chamisso

    #Mean #Hype #Parent

  • I was a wonderful parent before I had children.
    -- Adele Faber

    #Children #Parent #Wonderful

  • I was a wonderful parent before I had children. I was an expert on why everyone else was having problems with theirs. Then I had three of my own.
    -- Adele Faber

    #Children #Parent #Experts

  • You look up to your parents and you want them to accept you, and you don't want them to look at you in a negative light. So you do things to make them proud and accept you.
    -- Adepero Oduye

    #Light #Parent #Negative

  • I was born Muslim, my parents are Muslim, I am Bosnian. I cannot be anything else.
    -- Adnan

    #Parent #Born #Bosnians

  • I have always believed that the way my parents disciplined me has a great deal to do with the success I have enjoyed as a man.
    -- Adrian Peterson

    #Men #Parent #Way

  • What I want to be best at is being a dad. There's no room for sucky dads, and that's another thing I'm proud of my bandmates for - they're all really good parents.
    -- Adrian Young

    #Dad #Parent #Want

  • I grew up without a lot of money and my parents grew up with far less money. And that's kept me in line. Really in line.
    -- Adrien Brody

    #Parent #Lines #Grew Up

  • What the Nation must realize is that the home, when both parents work, is non-existent. Once we have honestly faced that fact, we must act accordingly.
    -- Agnes Meyer Driscoll

    #Home #Parent #Facts

  • People who lose their parents when young are permanently in love with them.
    -- Aharon Appelfeld

    #People #Parent #Young

  • Yes, I am Algerian of Moroccan origin through my parents, but all my life is Algeria. I was born there.
    -- Ahmed Ben Bella

    #Parent #Algeria #Life Is

  • I would ask my parents something, but then go to my siblings. We were encouraged to bounce ideas off everyone.
    -- Ahmet Zappa

    #Sibling #Ideas #Parent

  • My parents told us how they felt but never imposed their beliefs on us, although I appreciate I got a healthy sense of democracy from them.
    -- Ahmet Zappa

    #Appreciate #Parent #Healthy

  • My parents are deeply pious Hindus.
    -- Akhil Sharma

    #Parent #Pious

  • Adolescence is a period of rapid changes. Between the ages of 12 and 17, for example, a parent ages as much as 20 years.
    -- Al Bernstein

    #Years #Parent #Age

  • My parents were really political. The news was very important in our home. We basically had dinner every night while watching the news, and then we'd discuss it with our parents.
    -- Al Franken

    #Home #Night #Parent

  • A self made man is a rarity and hated by the parasites that floated to fame thought their parents, relatives and contacts.
    -- Al Goldstein

    #Men #Self #Parent

  • I just can't recruit where there's grass around. You gotta have a concrete lawn before I feel comfortable enough to go in and talk to you parents.
    -- Al McGuire

    #Basketball #College #Parent

  • As adults, we try to develop the character traits that would have rescued our parents.
    -- Alain de Botton

    #Character #Parent #Trying

  • Deux me'  tresou un peu plusse  parent donc l'homme de la femme. Two metres, or a little more, separates a man from a woman.
    -- Alain Robbe-Grillet

    #Men #Two #Parent

  • When I was 12, I forgot the keys to my parent's apartment. So I simply climbed up seven floors to get in.
    -- Alain Robert

    #Keys #Parent #Seven

  • I was an only child. I lost both my parents. By the time I was twenty I was bald. I'm homosexual. In the way of circumstances and background to transcend I had everything an artist could possibly want. It was practically a blueprint.
    -- Alan Bennett

    #Children #Artist #Parent

  • Children always assume the sexual lives of their parents come to a grinding halt at their conception.
    -- Alan Bennett

    #Children #Parent #Assuming

  • I am sorry we promoted sexual orientation change efforts and reparative theories about sexual orientation that stigmatized parents.
    -- Alan Chambers

    #Sorry #Effort #Parent

  • I read American sagas (of the west) and I do not see people who went in search of material things. I see people who wrote down that what they sought was an escape from an old world which dictated their conscience and established their merit based on who their parents.
    -- Alan Keyes

    #People #Parent #World

  • As a parent, I'd - I'd be a better father.
    -- Alan King

    #Father #Parent

  • My parents were so poor when I was a kid, I never went anywhere. I take our youngsters with us because I don't know anything that teaches them so much.
    -- Alan Ladd

    #Kids #Parent #Poor

  • My parents certainly didn't have anything to do with the theater. I'm some kind of accident.
    -- Alan Rickman

    #Parent #Kind #Theater

  • I never experienced any feelings of closeness and caring from my parents.
    -- Alan Sugar

    #Caring #Parent #Feelings

  • I came- though the child of entirely irreligious (Jewish) parents - to a deep religiousness, which, however, reached an abrupt end at the age of twelve.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Children #Parent #Atheism

  • As might be supposed, my parents were quite poor, but we somehow never seemed to lack anything we needed, and I never saw a trace of discontent or a failure in cheerfulness over their lot in life, as indeed over anything.
    -- Albert J. Nock

    #Parent #Might #Saws

  • When I was a little kid, my parents would show me Marx Brothers films and westerns and stuff like that. Thats where all my desire to be an actor comes from and probably most of my understanding of acting comes from for sure.
    -- Alden Ehrenreich

    #Brother #Kids #Parent

  • When I told my parents, 'I'm going to be an actor,' they screamed and wept and freaked out.
    -- Alec Baldwin

    #Parent #Actors

  • Everyone in my family is an artist. Both my parents are painters and my mom's an opera singer. I was never shown any other way to process life.
    -- Aleksa Palladino

    #Mom #Artist #Parent

  • I have two homes, like someone who leaves their hometown and/or parents and then establishes a life elsewhere. They might say that they're going home when they return to see old friends or parents, but then they go home as well when they go to where they live now. Sarajevo is home, Chicago is home.
    -- Aleksandar Hemon

    #Home #Two #Parent

  • Luckily, thanks to the way my parents taught me, I think I can handle the fame in the right manner.
    -- Alessandro Del Piero

    #Thinking #Parent #Way

  • If my parents were still alive, they would be very proud. They gave me a good start in life, the values that have driven me, and the confidence to believe in myself.
    -- Alex Ferguson

    #Believe #Parent #Would Be

  • One of my sisters is physically and mentally handicapped. She took a lot of my parents' attention, so I grew up in my own world, playing in my room for hours and hours.
    -- Alex Kingston

    #Parent #Attention #World

  • The Internet has become a tool to pick on people and ruin someone's life. I don't think parents realize what's going on.
    -- Alexa Vega

    #Thinking #People #Parent

  • Kids need to open up to their parents. And parents should realize that when kids are pushing you away, that's the time to really step in.
    -- Alexa Vega

    #Kids #Parent #Pushing

  • Acting was important, but it was not as important as getting an education, and I credit my parents with a lot of that.
    -- Alexander Gould

    #Parent #Important #Acting

  • That experience is the parent of wisdom is an adage the truth of which is recognized by the wisest as well as the simplest of mankind.
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #Parent #Human Nature #Adages

  • My parents know how passionate I've always been about acting. I convinced them this was something that I was going to put my heart and soul into.
    -- Alexander Ludwig

    #Heart #Parent #Soul

  • And how we become like our parents! How their scorned advice - based, we felt in our superiority, on prejudices and muddled folk wisdom - how their opinions are subsequently borne out by our own discoveries and sense of the world, one after one. And as this happens, we realise with increasing horror that proposition which we would never have entertained before: our mothers were right!
    -- Alexander McCall Smith

    #Mother #Discovery #Parent

  • Why did I write? What sin to me unknown dipped me in ink, my parents , or my own?
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Writing #Parent #Ink

  • There is never a problem child; there is only a problem parent
    -- Alexander Sutherland Neill

    #Children #Inspiration #Parent

  • Ruby, give me one reason why we can’t be together, and I’ll give you a hundred why we can. We can go anywhere you want. I’m not your parents. I’m not going to abandon you or send you away, not ever.
    -- Alexandra Bracken

    #Giving #Parent #Together

  • My reasons for becoming a chef are somewhat of a cliche. I always loved to eat but it was watching my parents cook that really served as the impetus for my career choice.
    -- Alexandra Guarnaschelli

    #Careers #Parent #Choices

  • It always seemed to be a constant that my parents were political.
    -- Alexei Sayle

    #Parent #Political #Constant

  • We had many books and pictures... my parents' way of life doubtless left a lasting impression on me. They created an atmosphere in which a certain kind of freedom could exist. This may well account for my seeking a related sense of liberty as I grew up.
    -- Alfred Stieglitz

    #Book #Parent #Atmosphere

  • My parents made no money whatsoever, but they really knew how to see, as artists. So a big adventure might be, on a hot, dreadful day with no place to go, to go out and draw our chickens with pastels. My parents gave me a sense of wonder.
    -- Ali MacGraw

    #Adventure #Artist #Parent

  • No one has ever explained why it is that parents and guardians consider dull people such safe matrimonial investments for their young charges. Even granting the unsound assumption that dull people are more apt to be content with their own matrimonial fetters, they are certainly more apt to be the cause of discontent in others.
    -- Alice Duer Miller

    #People #Parent #Dull

  • My love for the child asleep in the crib, the child's need for me, for my vigilance, had made my life valuable in a way that even the most abundantly offered love, my parents', my brother's, even Tom's, had failed to do. Love was required of me now--to be given, not merely to be sought and returned.
    -- Alice McDermott

    #Brother #Children #Parent

  • Wherever I look, I see signs of the commandment to honor one's parents and nowhere of a commandment that calls for the respect of a child.
    -- Alice Miller

    #Children #Umpires #Parent

  • I have never known a patient to portray his parents more negatively than he actually experienced them in childhood but always more positively--because idealization of his parents was essential for his survival.
    -- Alice Miller

    #Childhood #Parent #Survival

  • The reason why parents mistreat their children has less to do with character and temperament than with the fact that they were mistreated themselves and were not permitted to defend themselves.
    -- Alice Miller

    #Children #Character #Parent

  • The commandment to refrain from placing blame on our parents, deeply imprinted in us by our upbringing, skillfully performs the function of hiding essential truths from us.
    -- Alice Miller

    #Truth #Parent #Essentials

  • someday we will regard our children not as creatures to manipulate or to change but rather as messengers from a world we once deeply knew, but which we have long since forgotten, who can reveal to us more about the true secrets of life, and also our own lives, than our parents were ever able to.
    -- Alice Miller

    #Children #Long #Parent

  • Parents are indeed capable of routinely torturing their children without anyone interceding.
    -- Alice Miller

    #Children #Parent #Capable

  • You cannot let your parents anywhere near your real humiliations.
    -- Alice Munro

    #Real #Parent #Shame

  • Just as our parents' souls revolted against God, their bodies revolted against their souls, to which they had been subject. And they realized 'that they were naked.
    -- Alice von Hildebrand

    #Parent #Soul #Naked

  • My parents taught me service - not by saying, but by doing. That was my culture, the culture of my family.
    -- Alice Walker

    #Parent #Culture #Taught

  • I'd been upstaged, demoted from protagonist in my own drama to comic relief in my parents' tragedy
    -- Alison Bechdel

    #Drama #Parent #Tragedy

  • My parents are definitely reformed hippies.
    -- Alison Brie

    #Hippie #Parent

  • If parents are the fixed stars in the childs universe, the vaguely understood, distant but constant celestial spheres, siblings are the dazzling, sometimes scorching comets whizzing nearby.
    -- Alison Gopnik

    #Stars #Sibling #Parent

  • Childhood is a fundamental part of all human lives, parents or not, since that's how we all start out. And yet babies and young children are so mysterious and puzzling and even paradoxical.
    -- Alison Gopnik

    #Baby #Children #Parent

  • Becoming an adult means leaving the world of your parents and starting to make your way toward the future that you will share with your peers.
    -- Alison Gopnik

    #Mean #Parent #Leaving

  • My parents made us do everything, try everything.
    -- Alison Krauss

    #Parent #Trying #Made

  • I was a single parent, and I was prohibited from working.
    -- Alison Moyet

    #Parent #Single Parent #Parenthood

  • The students [of the 60s] substituted conspicuous compassion for their parents conspicuous consumption.
    -- Allan Bloom

    #Compassion #Parent #Students

  • There is a perennial and unobtrusive view that morality consists in such things as telling the truth, paying one's debts, respecting one's parents and doing no voluntary harm to anyone. Those are all things easy to say and hard to do; they do not attract much attention, and win little honor in the world.
    -- Allan Bloom

    #Winning #Views #Parent

  • I've wanted to act since I was little, but my parents told me I couldn't pursue it until after college. The understanding was that I was lucky enough to be able to go to college and that it's important to being successful in life.
    -- Allison Williams

    #Successful #College #Parent

  • Like so many aspiring writers who still have boxes of things they've written in their parents' houses, I filled notebooks with half-finished poems and stories and first paragraphs of novels that never got written.
    -- Ally Carter

    #Notebook #House #Parent

  • I can trust in my parents' love. And it strikes me that is a big thing to trust, a big thing to have had, no matter what else happens.
    -- Ally Condie

    #Parent #Matter #Bigs

  • I grew up in a Christian home with amazing parents.
    -- Allyson Felix

    #Christian #Home #Parent

  • I feel that each and every one of us as individuals has a responsibility to one another. None of us would be here without the help of someone else - whether it be guardians, teachers, parents, relatives, etc. - someone contributed to your well being as a person. We're all connected in so many different ways.
    -- Alonzo Mourning

    #Teacher #Responsibility #Parent

  • Suppose we concede that if I had been born of Muslim parents in Morocco rather than Christian parents in Michigan, my beliefs would be quite different. [But] the same goes for the pluralist...If the pluralist had been born in [Morocco] he probably wouldn't be a pluralist. Does it follow that...his pluralist beliefs are produced in him by an unreliable belief-producing process?
    -- Alvin Plantinga

    #Christian #Parent #Morocco

  • Everything just feels so empty without her. She was more a parent to me than my birth parents were. She took me in, fed, dressed me, but most importantly, she treated me with respect. She taught me that my abilities were nothing to be ashamed of, nothing I should try so hard to deny. She convinced me that what I had was a gift-not a curse- and that I shouldn't let other people's narrow minds and fears determine how I love, what I do, or how I perceive myself in the world. She actually made me believe that in no way, shape, or form did their uninformed opinions make me a freak.
    -- Alyson Noel

    #Believe #People #Parent

  • Every time I get a tattoo, my parents say they'll disown me. I have to get them airbrushed for Charmed. Witches don't have tattoos, I guess.
    -- Alyssa Milano

    #Tattoo #Parent #Witch

  • Its a sad moment, really, when parents first become a bit frightened of their children.
    -- Ama Ata Aidoo

    #Children #Parent #Firsts

  • I had very literal parents and I wanted to survive with metaphor and art, and there was a real sense of shame around it.
    -- Amanda Palmer

    #Art #Real #Parent

  • Most Korean parents saw themselves as coaches, while American parents tended to act more like cheerleaders.
    -- Amanda Ripley

    #Parent #Saws #Cheerleader

  • Imparting education not only enlightens the receiver, but also broadens the giver - the teachers, the parents, the friends.
    -- Amartya Sen

    #Teacher #Parent #Enlightening

  • My parents cultured me a lot and they introduced me to a lot of artists, a lot of their friends.
    -- Amber Tamblyn

    #Friends #Artist #Parent

  • I was born to poor because of honest parents.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Parent #Honest #Poor

  • My parents were both Spanish-speakers and they used to speak to me and my siblings in Spanish and we'd answer them in English.
    -- America Ferrera

    #Sibling #Parent #Answers

  • On my parents scale of values, the more Western something was, the more cultured it was considered.
    -- Amos Oz

    #Parent #Scales #Western

  • My parents didn't play golf.
    -- Amy Alcott

    #Golf #Play #Parent