Parents Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Parents

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I have done everything I can to make sure my daughter knows her father because you form your own identity by rebelling against your parents - but first you have to know them.
~By Greta Scacchi ~


I think all kids think their parents are strict. My parents aren't superstrict, but they seem to be stricter than most. But even though it's like, 'Oh, gosh, I've gotta be in at this time,' they know what they're doing. I have great parents.
~By Cody Linley ~


I want some day to be able to love with the same intensity and unselfishness that parents love their children with.
~By Shakira ~


My parents, and especially my mother, encouraged by the director of the local school which I was attending, wanted in spite of everything to send me to a National School of Arts and Crafts so that I could later become an engineer.
~By Leon Jouhaux ~


I think by the time I was born, my parents had pretty well run the gauntlet with their kids. The novelty had kind of worn off by the time the twelfth child was born. I was lucky to get fed and changed, picked up and taken to school.
~By Owen Hart ~


Parents don't need government to raise their kids. That's their job. But government can help them protect their children from influences they may not want their kids exposed to.
~By Rod Blagojevich ~


It is paradoxical that many educators and parents still differentiate between a time for learning and a time for play without seeing the vital connection between them.
~By Leo Buscaglia ~


He knew a lot about his grandparents - and perhaps he feels he's been endowed with abilities to go into people's heads who are long dead - but, to a certain extent, he's making it up.
~By Jeffrey Eugenides ~


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 ~


You know, we were worried that in the UK, there's no anarchy on kids TV. When we grew up kids TV was very anarchic and it was about stuff that your parents would probably object to, if they got to object. And it's gotten very safe.
~By Dave Rowntree ~


The education of my brother and myself was of paramount importance to my parents, and in addition to their strong encouragement, they were prepared to make any sacrifice to further our intellectual development.
~By Jerome Isaac Friedman ~


The debt of gratitude we owe our mother and father goes forward, not backward. What we owe our parents is the bill presented to us by our children.
~By Nancy Friday ~


My heroes are and were my parents. I can't see having anyone else as my heroes.
~By Michael Jordan ~


It is a lonely existence to be a child with a disability which no-one can see or understand, you exasperate your teachers, you disappoint your parents, and worst of all you know that you are not just stupid.
~By Susan Hampshire ~


Without greater support for childcare, parents of young children may be forced to choose cheaper, poor quality care for their children or fail to provide it entirely.
~By Tim Johnson ~


If your parents never had children, chances are... neither will you.
~By Dick Cavett ~


A child who has never fantasized about having other parents is seriously lacking in imagination.
~By Fred G. Gosman ~


I love my parents. Coming out to them was sort of coming out to myself. I educated them, and I wanted our relationship to keep growing. I wanted them to be a part of my life still. I wanted to be able to share with them what I was going through.
~By Randy Harrison ~


It was all that stuff about taking your parents' car when you're 13, sneaking booze into rock shows and ditching school with your friends. I could relate to that as a former teenager, rather than as a present parent.
~By Donal Logue ~


I mean you got to thank your parents for giving you the right genes.
~By Eric Heiden ~


We both came from families in which parents got married, had children and the whole thing. So we were not the kind of people to live together permanently.
~By Linda McCartney ~


We need to help students and parents cherish and preserve the ethnic and cultural diversity that nourishes and strengthens this community - and this nation.
~By Cesar Chavez ~


I was born in my parents' bedroom on January 16. The World Almanac says it was 1909. I say it was 1912. But what difference does it make as long as I feel 33?
~By Ethel Merman ~


By offering an education centered on values, the faculty in Catholic schools can create an interactive setting between parents and students that is geared toward long-term healthy character and scholastic development for all enrolled children.
~By Mark Foley ~


You can do and use the skills that you have. The schools need you. The teachers need you. Students and parents need you. They need your actual person: your physical personhood and your open minds and open ears and boundless compassion, sitting next to them, listening and nodding and asking questions for hours at a time.
~By Dave Eggers ~


Most of us become parents long before we have stopped being children.
~By Mignon McLaughlin ~


My parents had very high expectations. They expected me to get straight A's from the time I was in kindergarten.
~By Amy Tan ~


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.
~By Alan Ladd ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Parents are like shuttles on a loom. They join the threads of the past with threads of the future and leave their own bright patterns as they go.
~By Fred Rogers ~


The 1960s were big for folk music, and the Kingston Trio led the way. They were the ones who started it all. The music was fresh and alive. College kids loved it and their parents did, too.
~By George Grove ~


Even my parents are so cute, and they deal with every movie of mine excellently. They check with me ever so casually by asking 'Now how much of nudity are we going to see in this one?'
~By Natasha Henstridge ~


Love, it has been said, flows downward. The love of parents for their children has always been far more powerful than that of children for their parents; and who among the sons of men ever loved God with a thousandth part of the love which God has manifested to us?
~By Augustus Hare ~


Our children are counting on us to provide two things: consistency and structure. Children need parents who say what they mean, mean what they say, and do what they say they are going to do.
~By Barbara Coloroso ~


1988 I also received from the city of Vienna the cross of honour for art and science. These titles and the various honors mean a great deal to me, most of all for the reason that they would mean a great deal to my parents too.
~By Leon Askin ~


My family, my parents are hippies.
~By Shia LaBeouf ~


Krishna children were taught that in the spiritual world there were no parents, only souls and hence this justified their being kept out of view from others, cloistered in separate buildings and sheltered from the evil material world.
~By Mary Garden ~


My parents had a pub and each Sunday there was an accordionist. They have told me that when I was in my cradle, I already was imitating the gestures of the musician.
~By Toots Thielemans ~


We were very rich culturally. One Sunday each month, we would do this thing called Chamber Pots at somebody's house. A classical music group would come over and we'd have dinner. There were thirty people - parents and kids - and we'd sit on the floor and listen to this beautiful music.
~By Kristin Davis ~


I believe that the first 8 years are most important and the time in a child's life when parents must be absolutely and completely present.
~By Dirk Benedict ~


Parents should monitor their behavior, know who their friends are, and keep track of what they do.
~By John Walters ~


That children shall be compelled to receive religious instruction which is in antagonism to the wishes of their parents, is what no man with say sense of justice would suggest.
~By Charles Tupper ~


I had one year of struggle. My parents were always there, but I didn't want to rely on them. Now it's moving pretty fast. I'm not rich, but obviously this is fantastic. All I know to do with money is put it in a shoebox anyway.
~By Ben McKenzie ~


For a while we lived in a tent we'd pitched inside his parents' house and we slept on pillows.
~By Shelley Duvall ~


I think I first realized I wanted to be in country music and be an artist when I was 10. And I started dragging my parents to festivals, and fairs, and karaoke contests, and I did that for about a year before I came to Nashville for the first time. I was 11 and I had this demo CD of me singing Dixie Chicks and Leanne Rimes songs.
~By Taylor Swift ~


I love both my parents dearly.
~By Kevin Eubanks ~


My parents own a restaurant in Albuquerque.
~By Neil Patrick Harris ~


In this country, it doesn't make any difference where you were born. It doesn't make any difference who your parents were. It doesn't make any difference if, like me, you couldn't even speak English until you were in your twenties.
~By Arnold Schwarzenegger ~


I was always in trouble from an early age. I had a fraught relationship with my parents, who were very traditional. Doing plays at school was a joyous release.
~By Naveen Andrews ~


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 ~


Thousands of kids and parents come up to us and say, How do we get better as a singer?
~By Paula Abdul ~


I think it'd be useful for parents to know kind of what is the culture of an institution.
~By Margaret Spellings ~


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


Parents have the ability to screen their children's Internet access at home.
~By Mike Fitzpatrick ~


The harder you try to become the opposite of your parents, the more quickly you become them.
~By Doug Coupland ~


Spanking and verbal criticism have become, to many parents, more important tools of child rearing than approval.
~By Phil Donahue ~


I lost in the second round of the French Open and had 10 days off. I went to the Hard Rock Cafe. It was exciting to be away from my parents, to stay in a hotel. Hotels at 17 meant freedom.
~By Boris Becker ~


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 ~


But I also like to shower my parents with presents. I bought them a beautiful car and a house.
~By Eva Herzigova ~


When she became very ill with heart trouble, I saw that it would be impossible for my parents to provide for my studies, and I obtained their permission to go to sea to make a career for myself there.
~By Fritz Sauckel ~


I had very few friends. We always ate dinner with our parents. We didn't want to go out. American adolescence was a lot wilder than I would have felt comfortable with.
~By Maya Lin ~


My parents were working in a hospital in Memphis. But I didn't live there for any length of time that I remember. The first thing I remember is the town in Mississippi that I live in now, Charleston.
~By Morgan Freeman ~


I could tell that my parents hated me. My bath toys were a toaster and a radio.
~By Rodney Dangerfield ~


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 ~


Parents don't understand kids and kids don't understand parents. My parents were divorced when I was really young and I went to live with my dad.
~By Mark Hoppus ~


The child supplies the power but the parents have to do the steering.
~By Benjamin Spock ~


Having loving and supporting parents didn't make me feel any better about the possibility of seeing my personal life splashed across newspapers and tabloids.
~By Mary Cheney ~


I try to keep a balance. I actually believe that children want normal parents, they don't want celebrities or important parents or anything different from all the other parents.
~By Linda Hamilton ~


You go to a theater now and you literally see parents watching the movie and they suddenly cover their kid's ears. I figured I'd make one movie where they didn't have to do this.
~By Garry Marshall ~


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


If you want to stay young-looking, pick your parents very carefully.
~By Dick Clark ~


I can think of no one that my grandparents knew, that told me stories and that I experienced myself, had any sense of social inferiority growing up in segregated Washington. None whatsoever.
~By Ed Smith ~


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


I know how sobering and exhausting parenthood is. But the reality is that our children's future depends on us as parents. Because we know that the first years truly last forever.
~By Rob Reiner ~


Before the child ever gets to school it will have received crucial, almost irrevocable sex education and this will have been taught by the parents, who are not aware of what they are doing.
~By Mary S. Calderone ~


Now that it's officially summer, here's my advice to parents who want to continue teaching their kids during the next two months and learn something themselves: visit Civil War battlefields.
~By Marvin Olasky ~


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


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 ~


A Sunday school is a prison in which children do penance for the evil conscience of their parents.
~By H. L. Mencken ~


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 ~


And yes, the Homesteaders, including my grandparents who left behind almost nothing, and arrived in Montana with nothing but the clothes on their back, high hopes, faith in God and dreaming of the future.
~By Brian Schweitzer ~


Not that we didn't have close relationships with our parents - I'm very close to my mom - but parents didn't think anything of going off for a few weeks and leaving their kids.
~By Candice Bergen ~


Certainly the experiences of Seth and his relationship to his parents and his point of view of the world are very similar to my own and very much based on my experiences at the University of Southern California.
~By Josh Schwartz ~


Arizona is a national leader in school choice with both charter schools and tuition tax credits giving parents and their children more school choices than ever before.
~By Jane D. Hull ~


I have a great husband, great parents and in-laws, and I have help with a nanny. It's not easy, but there are others who do it every day and don't have a high-profile job as I do.
~By Marlee Matlin ~


My parents are Italian and British. They live in Berkeley now - we all moved there four years ago.
~By Claire Forlani ~


My parents felt that acting was far too insecure. Don't ask me what made them think that painting would be more secure.
~By John Hurt ~


My parents had a wonderful marriage, but it was a very dependent relationship. My mother was entirely dependent on my father because that's how it was in those days.
~By Erika Slezak ~


Most children threaten at times to run away from home. This is the only thing that keeps some parents going.
~By Phyllis Diller ~


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 ~


Research shows that parents are the single biggest influence on children - if you are worried about your teen and drugs, talk to them.
~By John Walters ~


I was very lucky. My parents raised me in such a way that it never occurred to me that I wasn't equal.
~By Victoria Principal ~


Margaret had close links with Geneva where she had spent some years as a student while her parents had been wardens of the Quaker Hostel there and where she had gone back as secretary to Gilbert Murray.
~By James Meade ~


My parents really encouraged me.
~By Randy Castillo ~


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 ~


I've inherited a sense of that loss from my parents because it was so palpable all the time while I was growing up, the sense of what my parents had sacrificed in moving to the United States, and yet at the same time, building a life here and all that that entailed.
~By Jhumpa Lahiri ~


My current mantra is that sometimes we need teachers in our lives. I never had that in my life, parents and stuff like that; I tried to stay on the outside of them or anybody that had that kind of influence.
~By Taylor Dayne ~


One of the things that really got to me was talking to parents who had been burned out of their villages, had family members killed, and then when men showed up at the wells to get water, they were shot.
~By Nicholas D. Kristof ~

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