Daughter quotes

  • I can't stress how much my daughter is an inspiration to stay sober. When I come home and she opens those big blue eyes at me, it's the most amazing feeling I could ever feel.
    -- A. J. McLean

    #Daughter #Stress #Inspiration

  • I was years older than you when I became an ambassador for the first time. Remember that, Tycho? How did we get through that assignment, anyway?” “Pretty much, we opened fire on everyone who disagreed with us.” Wedge nodded and turned to his daughter. “When all else fails, just do that.
    -- Aaron Allston

    #Daughter #Years #Fire

  • I'm the daughter of two Indian immigrant doctors, and I have an older sister and younger brother, and none of us have pursued medicine as a career. We're all over the artistic side of things.
    -- Aarti Mann

    #Daughter #Mother #Brother

  • My daughter is not an object to flash around or a prized item to put on display.
    -- Abhishek Bachchan

    #Daughter #My Daughter #Flash

  • Well, knowledge is a fine thing, and mother Eve thought so; but she smarted so severely for hers, that most of her daughters have been afraid of it since.
    -- Abigail Adams

    #Daughter #Mother #Female Empowerment

  • Outside your door, the world is waiting. Inside your heart, a voice is calling. The four corners of the world are watching. So travel, daughter, travel. Go get it, girl.
    -- Abigail Washburn

    #Girl #Daughter #Heart

  • I believe it from the bottom of my heart, and your sons and daughters, too, can have the American dream come true.
    -- Abraham A. Ribicoff

    #Daughter #Dream #Believe

  • There is another old poet whose name I do not now remember who said, 'Truth is the daughter of Time.'
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Daughter #Mother #Truth

  • One of the greatest gifts I've ever gotten is my daughter.
    -- Ace Frehley

    #Daughter #Mother #My Daughter

  • I asked my daughter when she was 16, What's the buzz on the street with the kids? She's going, to be honest, Dad, most of my friends aren't into Kiss. But they've all been told that it's the greatest show on Earth.
    -- Ace Frehley

    #Music #Daughter #Mother

  • I have a daughter who I love very much, I hire women, I've worked with women, I've never had an issue with women.
    -- Adam Carolla

    #Daughter #Mother #Issues

  • The reason why you know more funny dudes than funny chicks is that dudes are funnier than chicks. If my daughter has a mediocre sense of humor, I'm just gonna tell her, 'Be a staff writer for a sitcom. Because they'll have to hire you, they can't really fire you, and you don't have to produce that much. It'll be awesome.'
    -- Adam Carolla

    #Daughter #Mother #Fire

  • I will give you three days to seek your shadow. Return to me in the course of that time with a well-fitted shadow, and you shall receive a hearty welcome; otherwise, on the fourth day - remember, on the fourth day - my daughter becomes the wife of another.
    -- Adelbert von Chamisso

    #Mother #Daughter #Giving

  • If one day I have a daughter and my daughter wants to be a model, I would never let her!
    -- Adriana Lima

    #Daughter #Mother #One Day

  • If one day I have a daughter and my daughter wants to be a model, I would never let her! But then, if she wants to, what can I do? But definitely not until she's 18 years old. You know, every work has the bad side, and people will be mean to you, and when you're young, you don't know how to defend yourself.
    -- Adriana Lima

    #Daughter #Mean #Years

  • It is the lesbian in us who is creative, for the dutiful daughter of the fathers in us is only a hack.
    -- Adrienne Rich

    #Daughter #Father #Creativity

  • Mom loved my brother more. Not that she didn't love me - I felt the wash of her love every day, pouring over me, but it was a different kind, siphoned from a different, and tamer, body of water. I was her darling daughter; Joseph was her it.
    -- Aimee Bender

    #Mom #Daughter #Brother

  • It was like we were exchanging codes, on how to be a father and a daughter, like we'd read about it in a manual, translated from another language, and were doing our best with what we could understand.
    -- Aimee Bender

    #Daughter #Father #Language

  • I've always loved music videos - I used to make my own for bands like Pearl Jam. My favorite directors are Michel Gondry, Spike Jonze, and Patrick Daughters.
    -- Akiva Schaffer

    #Daughter #Mother #Directors

  • They wrapped her up like a baby burrito to show to Mom. Here were a mother and her daughter and I love them both so much. I couldn't wait for Courtney to come to the hospital so I could have all my women together.
    -- Al Roker

    #Mom #Mother #Daughter

  • It is not unknown for fathers with a brace of daughters to reel off their names in order of birth when summoning the youngest, and I had long ago become accustomed to being called 'Ophelia Daphne Flavia, damn it.
    -- Alan Bradley

    #Daughter #Father #Order

  • After 17' is a song I wrote when my first daughter went to college, so that's kind of where I'm at in that part of my life. If you listen to that song and knew anything about me, you'd say, 'Oh yeah, he wrote that about his daughter,' but I try not to write them that they are so specific that they wouldn't apply to anybody that has a child.
    -- Alan Jackson

    #Daughter #Mother #Song

  • For a painter, the Mecca of the world, for study, for inspiration and for living is here on this star called Paris. Just look at it, no wonder so many artists have come here and called it home. Brother, if you can't paint in Paris, you'd better give up and marry the boss's daughter.
    -- Alan Jay Lerner

    #Daughter #Brother #Stars

  • I spend time with my family. I have got two daughters who are too young to know their Dad's a footballer. They just want to play with their Dad. I like to play golf, too, but apart from that, that's me, I'm afraid.
    -- Alan Shearer

    #Daughter #Dad #Golf

  • I will have no Parsons around me but such as drink deep, ride to Hounds and caress the Wives and Daughters of their Parishioners.A Virtuous Parson does nothing to test or exercise the Faith of his Flock.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Faith #Daughter #Exercise

  • Watching my daughter sort of live in this world where a photograph is not something to keep a memory. It's something to just speak with. It's language.
    -- Alec Soth

    #Daughter #Memories #World

  • Our daughter was born in Chicago, and she's already showing it. The temperature has to be approaching zero for her to wear a hat.
    -- Aleksandar Hemon

    #Daughter #Mother #Zero

  • And my daughter really likes Justin Bieber, so I think she'll have fun watching him. But I think Rihanna is the perfect match for the Victoria's Secret show because she's really beautiful, she's really sexy, and she's really talented.
    -- Alessandra Ambrosio

    #Beautiful #Daughter #Sexy

  • I'm not thinking about me that much anymore. Every time I look, I'm looking for my daughter, you know? If I'm in a store, I'm looking at baby clothes. It's so much cuter to find things for her than to find things for me.
    -- Alessandra Ambrosio

    #Daughter #Mother #Baby

  • If my life depended on it - if my daughter's life depended on it - I'd want Mariano Rivera closing. Wouldn't you?
    -- Alex Rodriguez

    #Daughter #My Daughter #Want

  • Aurora now, fair daughter of the dawn, Sprinkled with rosy light the dewy lawn.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Daughter #Nature #Light

  • If I want my daughter to try something, I eat it in front of her repeatedly without forcing the issue and, with some trial and error, the world is our oyster!
    -- Alexandra Guarnaschelli

    #Daughter #Mother #Errors

  • I had to live and breathe Margaret Thatcher for a few months. I totally engulfed myself in her life. I read her autobiography and a biography, 'The Grocer's Daughter.'
    -- Alexandra Roach

    #Daughter #Mother #Biographies

  • The mother is only really the mistress of her daughter upon the condition of continually representing herself to her as a model of wisdom and type of perfection
    -- Alexandre Dumas

    #Daughter #Mother #Children

  • Success is a lot of things. In my personal life it is to have my own family with me, to give all my best to let my daughter have a better life than me, better choices.
    -- Ali Suliman

    #Daughter #Giving #Choices

  • If every life is a river, then it's little wonder that we do not even notice the changes that occur until we are far out in the darkest sea. One day you look around and nothing is familiar, not even your own face. My name once meant daughter, grandaughter, friend, sister, beloved. Now those words mean only what their letters spell out; Star in the night sky. Truth in the darkness. I have crossed over to a place where I never thought I'd be. I am someone I would have never imagined. A secret. A dream. I am this, body and soul. Burn me. Drown me. Tell me lies. I will still be who I am.
    -- Alice Hoffman

    #Daughter #Dream #Stars

  • Baby's fishing for a dream, fishing near and far. His line a silver moonbeam is, his bait a silver star.
    -- Alice Riley

    #Mom #Daughter #Dream

  • It no longer bothers me that I may be constantly searching for father figures; by this time, I have found several and dearly enjoyed knowing them all.
    -- Alice Walker

    #Daughter #Dad #Father

  • My mother had handed down respect for the possibilities...and the will to grasp them.
    -- Alice Walker

    #Daughter #Mother #Possibility

  • Well, I think it's because I'm an only daughter. I have four brothers, a bunch of guy cousins, and so it's like I was raised amongst men. So I've always gotten along really well with men.
    -- Alicia Machado

    #Daughter #Mother #Brother

  • For Astrid, no matter what challenges they go through, they are going to face each other. It's hard for a daughter to accept that her mother is that selfish and that terrible.
    -- Alison Lohman

    #Daughter #Mother #Selfish

  • When I saw contestants fighting for their lives on 'The Biggest Loser,' I realized I just wanted to be healthy - to have fun playing soccer with my son or teaching my daughter to shoot hoops. Then it was so much easier to say no to carbs, soda, or dessert, and the weight just came off.
    -- Alison Sweeney

    #Soccer #Daughter #Mother

  • There's Beatles books and T-shirts and rings, and one thing and another. To buy my daughter all these things, I had to sell her brother.
    -- Allan Sherman

    #Daughter #Brother #Book

  • I'm a filmmaker who decided to go to culinary school. All I picked up was the fact if I didn't understand what was going on with every single ingredient, I could be qualifying for, like, the lunch food job at my daughter's school.
    -- Alton Brown

    #Daughter #Mother #Jobs

  • The biggest tragedy I had was the loss of my daughter from neuromuscular disease in 2000, at age 46.
    -- Alvin Toffler

    #Daughter #Mother #Loss

  • I once dressed up, very badly timed as Steve Irwin's daughter. And I didn't realize he had passed because I hadn't been following the news. I love Bindi Irwin, just the timing was in poor taste.
    -- Alysia Reiner

    #Daughter #News #Taste

  • I have a dirty mouth sometimes, and I'm very liberal, and that doesn't always go down well in the film industry - especially when you've got to appeal to mums and daughters.
    -- Amanda Seyfried

    #Mother #Daughter #Dirty

  • I think my mother realized she had a somewhat unusual daughter pretty early on.
    -- Amber Heard

    #Daughter #Mother #Thinking

  • Religion. A daughter of Hope and Fear, explaining to Ignorance the nature of the Unknowable.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Daughter #Nature #Atheist

  • Dance, v.i. To leap about to the sound of tittering music, preferably with arms about your neighbor's wife or daughter. There are many kinds of dances, but all those requiring the participation of the two sexes have two characteristics in common: they are conspicuously innocent, and warmly loved by the vicious.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Dance #Daughter #Sex

  • And thou shalt in thy daughter see, This picture, once, resembled thee.
    -- Ambrose Philips

    #Daughter #Thee

  • The fact is that Chinese parents can do things that would seem unimaginable-even legally actionable-to Westerners. Chinese mothers can say to their daughters, "Hey fatty-lose some weight." By contrast, Western parents have to tiptoe around the issue, talking in terms of "health" and never ever mentioning the f-word, and their kids still end up in therapy for eating disorders and negative self image.
    -- Amy Chua

    #Daughter #Mother #Kids

  • I worry that by losing my temper so much and being so harsh and yelling so much that, by example, I will have taught my daughters to be that way, and I'm now constantly telling them not to do that.
    -- Amy Chua

    #Daughter #Mother #Yelling

  • I am definitely a Type A personality, always rushing around, trying to do too much, not good at just lying on the beach. But I'm so thankful for everything I have: wonderfully supportive parents and sisters, the best husband in the world, terrific students I love teaching and hanging out with, and above all, my two amazing daughters.
    -- Amy Chua

    #Daughter #Mother #Beach

  • I kind of - I like my life; I feel I have lots of opportunities. And my parents actually having had such high expectations for me - I would say it's the greatest gift that anyone has ever given me. I complained a lot when I was little, but that's how I feel now. And that's why I tried to do the same with my two daughters.
    -- Amy Chua

    #Daughter #Mother #Opportunity

  • I'm a proud strict mom and, you know, I'm really proud of the two daughters I've raised. And I'm especially proud of my relationship with them. We're very close. I think we're good friends.
    -- Amy Chua

    #Mom #Daughter #Mother

  • I say 'I love you' to my daughters every day.
    -- Amy Chua

    #Daughter #Mother #Love You

  • I was raised, myself, by extremely strict but also extremely loving Chinese immigrant parents. To this day, I believe that their having high expectations for me, coupled with love, was the greatest gift that anyone's ever given me. And so that's why, even though my husband is not Chinese, I try to raise my own two daughters the same way.
    -- Amy Chua

    #Daughter #Mother #Husband

  • My mom made me think I was gorgeous. When I was younger she was like, 'Look at you! You're an angel. You sparkle!' And I was like, 'I do!' You believe your parents.
    -- Amy Schumer

    #Mom #Daughter #Believe

  • Then you must teach my daughter this same lesson. How to lose your innocence but not your hope. How to laugh forever.
    -- Amy Tan

    #Daughter #Laughing #Forever

  • And then it occurs to me. They are frightened. In me, they see their own daughters, just as ignorant, just as unmindful of all the truths and hopes they have brought to America. They see daughters who grow impatient when their mothers talk in Chinese, who think they are stupid when they explain things in fractured English. They see that joy and luck do not mean the same to their daughters, that to these closed American-born minds "joy luck" is not a word, it does not exist. They see daughters who will bear grandchildren born without any connecting hope passed from generation to generation.
    -- Amy Tan

    #Daughter #Mother #Fear

  • Whenever I'm with my mother, I feel as though I have to spend the whole time avoiding land mines.
    -- Amy Tan

    #Mom #Daughter #Mother

  • wisdom is like a bottomless pond. You throw stones in and they sink into darkness and dissolve. Her eyes looking back do not reflect anything. I think this to myself even though I love my daughter. She and I have shared the same body. There is a part of her mind that is a part of mine. But when she was born she sprang from me like a slippery fish, and has been swimming away ever since. All her life, I have watched her as though from another shore.
    -- Amy Tan

    #Daughter #Eye #Swimming

  • When my daughter looks at me, she sees a small old lady. That is because she sees only with her outside eyes. She has no chuming, no inside knowing of things. If she had chuming she would see a tiger lady. And she would have careful fear.
    -- Amy Tan

    #Daughter #Eye #Knowing

  • I think it's really important for my daughter to see her parents being physically fit and for that to be a part of her life. The examples we set for her will stay with her the rest of her life.
    -- Ana Ortiz

    #Daughter #Mother #Thinking

  • My daughter's just going to be really hip! My goal is to be as eco-conscious as possible: There's so much out there for parents who want to do that. I plan to keep her eco-friendly as she gets older. I think we all sort of have to do it.
    -- Ana Ortiz

    #Daughter #Mother #Thinking

  • I feel about lending a book the way most fathers feel about their daughters living with a man out of wedlock.
    -- Anatole Broyard

    #Daughter #Father #Book

  • Under patriarchy, no woman is safe to live her life, or to love, or to mother children. Under patriarchy, every woman is a victim, past, present, and future. Under patriarchy, every woman's daughter is a victim, past, present, and future. Under patriarchy, every woman's son is her potential betrayer and also the inevitable rapist or exploiter of another woman.
    -- Andrea Dworkin

    #Daughter #Mother #Children

  • I thought the line 'I am the daughter of the former governor of Alaska' was very funny. I think the word is 'sarcasm.' In my family we think laughing is good. My parents raised me to have a sense of humor and to live a normal life.
    -- Andrea Fay Friedman

    #Daughter #Sarcasm #Thinking

  • It has given me a global vantage point, being the daughter of immigrants from China, who had nothing when they came here. And now I am leading a company. It speaks to something deep in me, the concept that you don't have to start with anything.
    -- Andrea Jung

    #Daughter #Mother #Vantage Point

  • I don't like writing straight-up thrillers. I like writing about families hurled into crisis and danger - soccer moms and regular dads and husbands who might have to rescue their daughters or who are, say, hedge fund managers and have one foot on the sidelines watching their kids and the other in nefarious cover-ups and conspiracies.
    -- Andrew Gross

    #Soccer #Mom #Daughter

  • I've always been shocked and waiting-for-the-other-shoe-to-drop that a girl would ever talk to me, let alone want to marry me. They always seem to hold the power to me, and from my mother to my wife to my daughter, every time I try to really figure them out, and think I've got them pegged, I pay for it.
    -- Andrew Stanton

    #Girl #Mother #Daughter

  • Children make you a better everything. Daughters open up a whole different sensibility to you. When you have children, it focuses you on them as opposed to on yourself.
    -- Andy Garcia

    #Daughter #Mother #Children

  • We've never had nannies. We've had great grandparents, great support from family, and the kids have been on every set: they've seen me play Gollum, King Kong, Captain Haddock, the lot. They totally get it, and they want to go into the business. Ruby, my daughter, is very keen to become an actress.
    -- Andy Serkis

    #Daughter #Mother #Kings

  • We have inherited a fear of memories of slavery. It is as if to remember and acknowledge slavery would amount to our being consumed by it. As a matter of fact, in the popular black imagination, it is easier for us to construct ourselves as children of Africa, as the sons and daughters of kings and queens, and thereby ignore the Middle Passage and centuries of enforced servitude in the Americas. Although some of us might indeed be the descendants of African royalty, most of us are probably descendants of their subjects, the daughters and sons of African peasants or workers.
    -- Angela Davis

    #Daughter #Kings #Queens

  • I don't want to live in a world where I could say to my daughter, 'There used to be turtles that swam in the ocean.'
    -- Angela Kinsey

    #Daughter #Mother #Ocean

  • I hope my daughter knows that in our house we can make messes and have fun and we'll laugh through it. Granted I don't want her to trash the house, but we do make a lot of messes.
    -- Angela Kinsey

    #Daughter #Mother #Fun

  • My very sassy, older southern sister is very quick to point out that it's a luxury that my daughter gets to come to work with me. She does, and I have lunch with her every single day. My mom says I have 'high class problems.'
    -- Angela Kinsey

    #Mom #Daughter #Mother

  • I've got three daughters and I'm going to stand up for them and support them in whatever they want to do.
    -- Angie Harmon

    #Daughter #Mother #Support

  • It breaks my heart that I don't see my daughters every day, don't get to hug them and brush their hair.
    -- Angie Harmon

    #Daughter #Mother #Heart

  • My daughter recently reminded me not to get so busy making a living, I forget to make a life and I'm going to take that advice.
    -- Angie Stone

    #Daughter #Mother #Advice

  • I love my country, by which I mean I am indebted joyfully to all the people throughout its history, who have fought the government to make right. Where so many cunning sons and daughters, our foremothers and forefathers came singing through slaughter, came through hell and high water so that we could stand here, and behold breathlessly the sight; how a raging river of tears cut a grand canyon of light. Why can't all decent men and women call themselves feminists, out of respect for those that fought for this?
    -- Ani DiFranco

    #Country #Daughter #Mean

  • I'm used to getting up at 7, getting breakfast, getting the kids off to school, and doing the mommy thing and the wife thing and the daughter thing.
    -- Anita Baker

    #Daughter #School #Kids

  • The other reason women wanted daughters was to keep their memories alive.
    -- Anita Diament

    #Daughter #Memories #Alive

  • It's a wonder that any mother ever called a daughter Dinah again. But some did. Maybe you guessed that there was more to me than the voiceless cipher in the text. Maybe you heard it in the music of my name: the first vowel high and clear, as when a mother calls to her child at dusk; the second sound soft, for whispering secrets on pillows. Dee-nah.
    -- Anita Diament

    #Daughter #Mother #Children

  • If you want to understand any woman you must first ask about her mother and then listen carefully. Stories about food show a strong connection. Wistful silences demonstrate unfinished business. The more a daughter knows about the details of her mother's life - without flinching or whining - the stronger the daughter.
    -- Anita Diament

    #Daughter #Mother #Strong

  • The more a daughter knows the details of her mother's life [...] the stronger the daughter.
    -- Anita Diament

    #Daughter #Mother #Stronger

  • Please don't judge me too much until you are older and know more things. (Spoken from mother to daughter)
    -- Ann Brashares

    #Daughter #Mother #Judging

  • My daughter, Grace, was not killed by a gun. She died suddenly at age 5 from a virulent form of strep. As I stood stunned in a church at her memorial, one of the hardest things I heard someone say was, 'I'm going to go home and hug my child a little tighter.' 'Well, good for you,' I thought. 'I'm going to go home and scream.'
    -- Ann Hood

    #Daughter #Mother #Children

  • I was a daughterless mother. I had nowhere to put the things a mother places on her daughter. The nail polish I used to paint our toenails hardened. Our favorite videos gathered dust. Her small apron was in a box in the attic. Her shoes - the sparkly ones, the leopard rain boots, the ballet slippers - stood in a corner.
    -- Ann Hood

    #Daughter #Mother #Rain

  • I learned to knit in 2002, six months after my 5-year-old daughter, Grace, died suddenly from a virulent form of strep. I was unable to read or write, and friends suggested I take up knitting; almost immediately I fell under its spell.
    -- Ann Hood

    #Daughter #Mother #Writing

  • In my adult life, I had spent a lot of time angry at God, mostly over the sudden deaths in my family - my brother at 30, my daughter at 5.
    -- Ann Hood

    #Daughter #Mother #Brother

  • Women wear many hats in their lives. Daughter, sister, student, breadwinner. But no matter where we are or what we’re doing, one hat that moms never take off is the crown of motherhood. There is no crown more glorious.
    -- Ann Romney

    #Mom #Daughter #Motherhood

  • I'm very traditional, believe it or not. My daughters are not allowed to date until they're at least 16 and I'm going to make it 18 for the next one.
    -- Anna Benson

    #Daughter #Mother #Believe

  • Figuring out who you are is the whole point of the human experience.
    -- Anna Quindlen

    #Daughter #Mother #Human Experience

  • I don't want my dad to say, 'My daughter is an actress on a TV show.' I want him to say, 'My daughter cares about people.' I would love to know that I'm a role model in Hollywood.
    -- AnnaLynne McCord

    #Daughter #Mother #Dad

  • There are so few people given us to love. I want to tell my daughters this, that each time you fall in love it is important, even at nineteen. Especially at nineteen. And if you can, at nineteen, count the people you love on one hand, you will not, at forty, have run out of fingers on the other. There are so few people given us to love and they all stick.
    -- Anne Enright

    #Daughter #Running #Falling In Love

  • My daughter is seven, and some of the other second-grade parents complain that their children don't read for pleasure. When I visit their homes, the children's rooms are crammed with expensive books, but the parent's rooms are empty. Those children do not see their parents reading, as I did every day of my childhood. By contrast, when I walk into an apartment with books on the shelves, books on the bedside tables, books on the floor, and books on the toilet tank, then I know what I would see if I opened the door that says 'PRIVATE--GROWNUPS KEEP OUT': a child sprawled on the bed, reading.
    -- Anne Fadiman

    #Daughter #Children #Book

  • A philosophy professor at my college, whose baby became enamored of the portrait of David Hume on a Penguin paperback, had the cover laminated in plastic so her daughter could cut her teeth on the great thinker.
    -- Anne Fadiman

    #Daughter #Baby #Philosophy

  • I'll tell you what, I love my daddy. And he's so special. He's meant so much to me, so it's not a thorn in my side to be known as Billy Graham's daughter. It's a privilege.
    -- Anne Graham Lotz

    #Daughter #Daddy #Special