Parents Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Parents

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I had a head start in acting. Because of my parents, I had a SAG card, an agent and a recognizable name. But I knew if I screwed up, people would never forget. I'd be dead.
~By Mary Crosby ~


I was the kind of kid whose parents would drop him off at the local town library on their way to work, and I'd go and work my way through the children's area.
~By Neil Gaiman ~


Losing my parents was probably the hardest and deepest blow from which I've had to recover.
~By Marlo Thomas ~


Parents should conduct their arguments in quiet, respectful tones, but in a foreign language. You'd be surprised what an inducement that is to the education of children.
~By Judith Martin ~


It's interesting, as I said on the last tour in America, the audience actually came out, they had to have been the kind of fans who listened to my music via their parents, you know what I mean?
~By Joe Cocker ~


I have frequently gained my first real insight into the character of parents by studying their children.
~By Arthur Conan Doyle ~


Parents should not smoke in order to discourage their kids from smoking. A child is more likely to smoke when they have been raised in the environment of a smoker.
~By Christy Turlington ~


When I was 14 -years-old, I made this PowerPoint presentation, and I invited my parents into my room and gave them popcorn. It was called 'Project Hollywood 2004' and it worked. I moved to L.A. in January of 2004.
~By Emma Stone ~


A lot of parents tell their children that if they want to be an actor, that's fine, but they should do something else first, so they've got something to fall back on. It doesn't work like that, as far as I'm concerned.
~By Ewan McGregor ~


There's nothing secret about it. Everyone knows that I am waiting for my real parents, the king and queen, to come restore me to my rightful throne.
~By Meg Cabot ~


I mean, I grew up with pretty down-to-earth, atheist parents, but I was born a Pisces.
~By Melissa Auf der Maur ~


Internet safety begins at home and that is why my legislation would require the Federal Trade Commission to design and publish a unique website to serve as a clearinghouse and resource for parents, teachers and children for information on the dangers of surfing the Internet.
~By Mike Fitzpatrick ~


The vision of a nation formed from many different peoples bound together by a common love of freedom was staked out long before our lifetimes or even our parents' or grandparents' lifetimes.
~By Trent Lott ~


My parents had broken through the shackles of dogma.
~By Franz Boas ~


I haven't actually spoken to my parents since the hurricane.
~By Faith Ford ~


Even if you do something that others might consider wrong, you should at least be willing to talk about it and tell your parents what you're doing because you believe it's right.
~By Steve Wozniak ~


After a few months in my parents' basement, I took an apartment near the state university, where I discovered both crystal methamphetamine and conceptual art. Either one of these things are dangerous, but in combination they have the potential to destroy entire civilizations.
~By David Sedaris ~


I'm still really close with everyone at home and their parents - and their brothers and sisters. I was so, so, so lucky to grow up as part of a community and I don't take that for granted. I try very hard to stay part of it.
~By Jennifer Garner ~


I try to be careful because technology changes so much over the years. But some things don't change. Kids and parents have disagreements, kids try to manipulate, parents try to sit down with rules and regs. That part never changes.
~By Paula Danziger ~


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.
~By Albert J. Nock ~


Parents are key when it comes to keeping kids off drugs. Good parenting is the best anti-drug we have.
~By Mel Carnahan ~


My parents were founders of the Cuban Communist Party, and I grew up extremely poor.
~By Guillermo Cabrera Infante ~


Our parents decided not to teach us Chinese. It was an era when they felt we would be better off if we didn't have that complication.
~By Maya Lin ~


Once, he was chosen to play Ram in a small Ramleela company, but his parents were against it.
~By Raj Kapoor ~


The deep, personal material of the latter half of your life is your children. You can write about your parents when they're gone, but your children are still going to be here, and you're going to want them to come and visit you in the nursing home.
~By Alice Munro ~


My parents used to take me to a lot of theatre when I was young.
~By Lexa Doig ~


Many working mothers feel guilty about not being at home. And when they are there, they wish it could be perfect. This pressure to make every minute happy puts working parents in a bind when it comes to setting limits and modifying behavior.
~By Cathy Rindner Tempelsman ~


I grew up with an artist father, and my parents' friends were also mainly artists or writers, so he connects what I do with his example.
~By Jonathan Lethem ~


I know it sounds crazy, but I have had far more connection with my parents after their deaths.
~By Lynn Johnston ~


Anyone who grows up with parents who are very influential, there are cases where people run away from that if they have parents who are really lame.
~By Thurston Moore ~


When my parents first arrived there, North Dakota had just been admitted to the Union, and the country was still wild and harsh.
~By Lawrence Welk ~


If both parents must work, I think it is more important that the mother has proximity to the child to therefore establish a childcare situation at the big corporations not once a day, but many times a day.
~By Eric Braeden ~


As long as we, again, kind of keep earning the sequels with material and I'm confident Mike can, I'm in. You know I always want to do those. But I also want to keep going in some of the direction as Meet the Parents has.
~By Jay Roach ~


My parents really encouraged me.
~By Randy Castillo ~


I'm just one of the kids, and all because the students at Hamilton Heights High School listened to the facts, educated their parents and themselves, and believed in me.
~By Ryan White ~


I don't know what your childhood was like, but we didn't have much money. We'd go to a movie on a Saturday night, then on Wednesday night my parents would walk us over to the library. It was such a big deal, to go in and get my own book.
~By Robert Redford ~


Once I took a bus from my home in Maryland to Philadelphia to live on the streets with some musicians for a few weeks, and then my parents sent me to boarding school at Andover to shape me up.
~By Olivia Wilde ~


There's lots of institutions and lots of different cultures, and so that's the kind of thing that parents need to be able to evaluate, and students themselves, when they make a selection.
~By Margaret Spellings ~


I really owe everything to my parents and their devotion and drive to see to it that their children had the education which led to the opportunities that they never were able to have.
~By George J. Mitchell ~


My parents were political, so it's definitely in my bones. Wherever I am, I always seem to get involved with politics. I think, once it's in your bloodstream, it's always there. I love it.
~By Saffron Burrows ~


But one sets of grandparents lived on Davidson Avenue in the Bronx and one lived in Manhattan and I had an aunt and uncle in Queens, so in my heart I was a New Yorker.
~By Jason Alexander ~


No one can compare us to the apartheid regime. It's not like in South Africa between the blacks and the whites who belong to the same nation, or in Berlin where you find parents living on the eastern side and their children in the western side.
~By Silvan Shalom ~


One important reason to stay calm is that calm parents hear more. Low-key, accepting parents are the ones whose children keep talking.
~By Mary Pipher ~


In terms of the frustration of my character, I suppose any teenager has probably gone through that, in terms of telling their parents, I want to do one thing, and their parent says no. I think parents sometimes forget that they were children.
~By Parminder Nagra ~


I'm lucky I had parents willing to be open and believe that an 11-year-old might know what she wanted to do. Or maybe they thought I'd find out that's what I didn't want to do.
~By Claire Forlani ~


If at first you don't succeed, blame your parents.
~By Marcelene Cox ~


I can be pretty nasty. Not 'mean' nasty, but nasty by your parents' standards. But not by my parents' standards, because my parents were nasty for their day.
~By Bridget Fonda ~


My parents are older, and they lead a somewhat sheltered life. It was difficult to talk with them about things that were embarrassing to me, and that I had never spoken to them about.
~By Anita Hill ~


I was going to be a concert pianist, and when I was in high school, my parents were scared to death that I would focus too much on that too soon. And that I'd end up in some sort of dead end, and not fulfilling whatever potential they thought I had.
~By David Hyde Pierce ~


So what are we given? We're also given, my generation, the disillusionment of our parents.
~By Jewel Kilcher ~


I think because my parents died in their early 50s, mid 50s, I always thought I would die young. And that's been both a useful thing and I suspect something that's haunted me a little bit.
~By Stephen Dunn ~


My parents always knew I was hopeless at everything else, I was fortunate in that I was backed all the way. I came to it late and only because I thought there'd be loads of women and drinking!
~By Christopher Eccleston ~


We're kind of wishing some parents would come back. And of course we're uneasy about the fact that we wish they'd come back - I mean, what's wrong with us?
~By David Foster Wallace ~


There is nothing worse that a thirteen-year-old boy. You're embarrassed by your parents, and you're trying to find your independance because, deep inside, you are so dependent on your mom.
~By Ben Affleck ~


Kids today are technologically sophisticated. In many families, they are far ahead of their parents.
~By Rod Blagojevich ~


From your parents you learn love and laughter and how to put one foot before the other. But when books are opened you discover that you have wings.
~By Helen Hayes ~


Education begins at home and I applaud the parents who recognize that they - not someone else - must take responsibility to assure that their children are well educated.
~By Ernest Istook ~


Fits did not go over well in my house. There was a lot of discipline and obedience and you had to be very ladylike. Ladies didn't curse and I still don't curse in front of my parents.
~By Daisy Fuentes ~


My parents sent me to a dance class, so it was a road chosen by them, not me. But I enjoyed it so much I knew I would become a performer.
~By Ziyi Zhang ~


Psychiatry enables us to correct our faults by confessing our parents' shortcomings.
~By Laurence J. Peter ~


We have a problem now with parents stealing their kids' CDs, so the roles have been reversed.
~By Jerry Only ~


My father's parents were Irish. Only a year before my father died, he and I went back to Ireland for a week to look at the old homestead.
~By John C. Hawkes ~


When I was rising eighteen I persuaded my parents to let me return to Australia and at least see whether I could adapt myself to life on the land before going up to Cambridge.
~By Patrick White ~


We hope that the elected officials will respond positively to a ground swell of letters, phone calls, e-mails and visits from parents. The law clearly states that the responsibility for giving a sound basic education to our children lies with New York State.
~By Major R. Owens ~


I don't blame my own parents for the way I grew up, as quite often there is little choice in these issues.
~By Peter Garrett ~


Children learn to smile from their parents.
~By Shinichi Suzuki ~


To have my fan club. I am very proud of doing everything. I try to support my parents, friends and fans. I am also proud of my performing in the visual arts, and motion television.
~By Chris Burke ~


This is a moment that I deeply wish my parents could have lived to share. My father would have enjoyed what you have so generously said of me-and my mother would have believed it.
~By Lyndon B. Johnson ~


Little League baseball is a very good thing because it keeps the parents off the streets.
~By Yogi Berra ~


I created the Women's Federation for World Peace in order to restore all that woman originally lost. You American women don't need a man in the position of grandfather, parents, husband, elder or younger brother. You only need the true Adam.
~By Sun Myung Moon ~


My whole family actually, but my parents. I had such a normal and amazing childhood. I've been so lucky. My parents are cool and normal. They don't talk about the business and I still have stuff to do at their house.
~By Kaley Cuoco ~


I think no matter what you do you go through stages when you play. There was a number of times when I didn't do very well or was tired. It was too much to combine school and tennis altogether. Parents need to step in and say, take a little time off, do something fun.
~By Jana Novotna ~


It is one of the ironies of the ministry that the very man who works in God's name is often hardest put to find time for God. The parents of Jesus lost Him at church, and they were not the last ones to lose Him there.
~By Vance Havner ~


I looked at some of the statues of Jesus; they were just stones with no life. When they said that God is three, I was puzzled even more but could not argue. I believed it, simply because I had to have respect for the faith of my parents.
~By Cat Stevens ~


When you have a godly husband, a godly wife, children who respect their parents and who are loved by their parents, who provide for those children their physical and spiritual and material needs, lovingly, you have the idea unit.
~By Jerry Falwell ~


You don't really understand human nature unless you know why a child on a merry-go-round will wave at his parents every time around - and why his parents will always wave back.
~By William D. Tammeus ~


Does anyone ask their parents how they are conceived?
~By Boris Becker ~


Who knows what kind of life I might have had had I not been fortunate enough to have the parents I've had.
~By James MacArthur ~


I can remember running around at the age of 3, wanting to play golf, cricket and football. I was always active, one way or another, driving my parents mad.
~By Ian Botham ~


I am hoping, though, that many of them have kids, who, when they have a moment to take a break from their iPods, Internet, or Google, will explain to their parents running the country just how the world is being flattened.
~By Thomas Friedman ~


Every word, facial expression, gesture, or action on the part of a parent gives the child some message about self-worth. It is sad that so many parents don't realize what messages they are sending.
~By Virginia Satir ~


A child who is allowed to be disrespectful to his parents will not have true respect for anyone.
~By Billy Graham ~


I'd hope to reach any kid who feels apart from the group - those who seem to be outsiders, who feel different. Kids who want to reach their parents often don't know how to do so.
~By Ellen Muth ~


It's just hard not to listen to TV: it's spent so much more time raising us than parents have.
~By Matt Groening ~


My parents thought it was nice to develop my imagination, but they never seriously thought that anything would ever come of it. They said that I couldn't be an actress because I would be taller than all my leading men, so I thought I would be a writer instead.
~By Nicole Kidman ~


I don't remember not dancing. When I realized I was alive and these were my parents, and I could walk and talk, I could dance.
~By Gregory Hines ~


I love all of it, thinking up the plots, getting to know the kids in the story, their parents, backyards, pizza toppings.
~By Caroline B. Cooney ~


Orphans, dead parents, lonely children at Christmas, morose spoken word recordings, everything you love about the holidays. Move the turkey over so you can fit your head in the oven.
~By April Winchell ~


But as for activism, my parents did what they could, given the constraints, but were never involved in the causes I think of when I think of activists.
~By Paul Farmer ~


So when I told my parents I wanted to go into acting because I was flunking out of my first year of junior college, they were relieved that I had picked something other than joining the army. But I can't imagine how they had high hopes for me.
~By Dustin Hoffman ~


Our ages ranged from 22, down to 18, and we had a 6 month contract to go to Bogata, Columbia. And of course, it was during the depression, we were still with our parents, and things were still pretty tough on them back in the United States.
~By Martin Denny ~


My parents would always say, 'It doesnt' matter if it's a guy picking up the garbage or the President of the United States, treat everybody as you would want to be treated.
~By Dan Marino ~


We owe our existence to our parents, but we actually didn't have a choice.
~By Leon Kass ~


All Asian parents are into your children having a respectable, decent stable job. Acting was unimaginable to my parents.
~By Joan Chen ~


Trees Lounge is based on my own life. Both my parents like the movie. My father, of course, thinks it's a masterpiece.
~By Steve Buscemi ~


We are the people our parents warned us about.
~By Jimmy Buffett ~


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.
~By Alice Miller ~


It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.
~By Maya Angelou ~


Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain.
~By John Locke ~


There have been some good studies done in California with Hispanic parents where in the course of a year, they have changed their entire nutritional intake for the better. The kid becomes, in a sense, the bridge between the educational process and the home.
~By C. Everett Koop ~

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