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My parents were worried about me, certainly when I became so deeply interested in music and people like the New York Dolls who, at the time, were very peculiar indeed.
~By Steven Morrissey ~


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 ~


When a child is bruised physically or emotionally, parents often reward him with a treat.
~By Marilu Henner ~


It wasn't a secret that I was gay. I'd come out to my parents during my junior year of high school, on the day that I also wrecked the family car.
~By Mary Cheney ~


I did start reading quite young but I was always read to by my parents, who are both actors. Bedtime stories from when I was about two/three to when I was about 15. In fact they didn't stop until I eventually kind of kicked them out of my bedroom.
~By Samuel West ~


As the proud father of two teens and past Chairman to the Presidents Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, I am committed to educating parents and especially young people on ways to live a long, healthy and active life.
~By Lee Haney ~


The older I grow the more I see the influence of my family on my life. I didn't always see it. It was up to our parents to see that we had our education in a town that hadn't yet realized what racial prejudice was but actually knew and practiced it on occasion.
~By Katherine Dunham ~


The fate of a child is in the hands of his parents.
~By Shinichi Suzuki ~


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


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 ~


One of the things we want to do is find ways, first, to impress these parents how important it is to have children in a situation where they can respond to them and, second, to bring intergenerational relationships into play.
~By C. Everett Koop ~


I think people nowadays do tend to blame their parents for everything.
~By Peter Shaffer ~


I believe that we parents must encourage our children to become educated, so they can get into a good college that we cannot afford.
~By Dave Barry ~


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 ~


The great medical facilities are a relief for the parents, too, who don't have to think about caring for their young ones on their own for a weekend. They have a great time.
~By Jami Gertz ~


It was sort of just a family sport. My mom and dad were pretty keen golfers when I was young and so were my grandparents, and I just sort of tagged along with them.
~By Karrie Webb ~


My parents were vegetarians. I'd show up at school, this giant black kid, with none of the cool clothes and a tofu sandwich and celery sticks.
~By Aisha Tyler ~


No matter what parents do, kids retain their uniqueness.
~By Kirstie Alley ~


I am the slave of my baptism. Parents, you have caused my misfortune, and you have caused your own.
~By Arthur Rimbaud ~


Both my parents were doctors, and my mother had her surgery in the house. There were six children.
~By Diane Cilento ~


My parents have a wonderful marriage, for many years. But I can't commit myself for such a long time.
~By Kim Wilde ~


Just look at my face. Its an extraordinary experience. All of my friends who are grandparents have been saying, just wait, a bit cynically, but its just extraordinary. You feel like a child again yourself. Just walking on air.
~By Blythe Danner ~


My parents found what I was interested in and encouraged me. They didn't put me in front of a television and buy lots of toys, the way some American parents do.
~By Nastassja Kinski ~


The government gets it right on Head Start. We are providing opportunities for children in underserved areas where parents may not be able to afford preschool so they can begin their schooling with a running or Head Start.
~By Bob Filner ~


We had to be parents by long distance, which is far from satisfactory.
~By Jeffrey Hunter ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Children aren't happy with nothing to ignore, and that's what parents were created for.
~By Ogden Nash ~


My parents put skates on me at age 2, the way it should be if you're serious, and I've always liked it.
~By Bonnie Blair ~


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


Teach love, generosity, good manners and some of that will drift from the classroom to the home and who knows, the children will be educating the parents.
~By Roger Moore ~


My parents didn't want me to be a regular in a series. I was a working actor from time to time but they thought was a little too much being a star of a series. They wanted me to have a slightly more normal childhood.
~By Harry Shearer ~


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 ~


It's different today than it was then. In those days we were strictly amateurs. If I had wanted to stay in for the '80 Olympics, my parents couldn't have afforded it.
~By Dorothy Hamill ~


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


My dad had emphysema and both of my parents had chronic bronchitis and ended up with cancers - all smoking related.
~By Loni Anderson ~


I was also interested in chemistry, but my parents were not willing to buy me a chemistry set.
~By Martin Lewis Perl ~


I think the deepest problem is between my parents and me. I just don't know if it will ever be the same.
~By LaToya Jackson ~


I saw my parents as gods whose every wish must be obeyed or I would suffer the penalty of anguish and guilt.
~By Natalie Wood ~


The events in the square, of course, made a deep impression on me and many other parents.
~By Vaclav Klaus ~


I think that sometimes kids use the show as a jumping off point for talking about things with their parents.
~By Luke Perry ~


To be a winner of that, and to fall in the long line of traditional great backs at USC, to have your name in perpetuity, the fact that your parents are like icons... that's the greatest thing.
~By Marcus Allen ~


Again, I was influenced by my father, who was very much an atheist and took pride in combating the traditional or orthodox forms of Judaism, which his parents and which my mother's parents were very steeped in.
~By Robert Jay Lifton ~


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 ~


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


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 went to Marymount College in New York City with a lot of kids whose parents paid their way, and I wouldn't even have thought of asking my parents - they couldn't afford it, not with six kids!
~By Moira Kelly ~


It was seldom that I attended any religious meetings, as my parents had not much faith in and were never so unfortunate as to unite themselves with any of the religious sects.
~By Orson Pratt ~


I think happiness comes from self-acceptance. We all try different things, and we find some comfortable sense of who we are. We look at our parents and learn and grow and move on. We change.
~By Jamie Lee Curtis ~


My parents were both from Scotland, but had been resident in Lower Canada some time before their marriage, which took place in Montreal; and in that city I spent most of my life.
~By Maria Monk ~


It is long overdue for parents to realize they have the right and duty to protect our children against the intolerant evolutionists.
~By Phyllis Schlafly ~


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


I became almost immediately fascinated by the possibilities of trying out all conceivable reactions with them, some leading to explosions, others to unbearable poisoning of the air in our house, frightening my parents.
~By Richard Ernst ~


I feel like I almost didn't grow up in the business, because my parents worked so hard at sheltering us from that. I was raised in Connecticut. And I honestly wasn't aware that my dad was a celebrity until I moved to Los Angeles a year ago.
~By Bryce Dallas Howard ~


The outcome can truly determine whether our homes will be destroyed, whether our children will be torn from their mothers, trained as conspirators and turned against their parents, their home and their church.
~By George Smathers ~


When Richie Cunningham drank too many beers, his parents sat him down and explained their concerns. If you live on this earth, you find out that we are all the same.
~By Henry Winkler ~


I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.
~By Henry Rollins ~


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 ~


Talking with other parents really gave me some lessons that I try to hold on to now, as a parent of two boys.
~By Joe Lando ~


The causes of youth violence are working parents who put their kids into daycare, the teaching of evolution in the schools, and working mothers who take birth control pills.
~By Tom DeLay ~


I don't think any child could really be happy between five and eight away from their parents.
~By Tina Louise ~


The children of believing parents, at least their next and immediate seed, even of us Gentiles now under the gospel, are included by God within the covenant of grace.
~By Thomas Goodwin ~


My parents were involved in everything I did. They were showbiz people themselves. My dad was an actor. They were parents; they did what parents are supposed to do.
~By Tina Yothers ~


Both my parents worked, so I was home alone a lot, and I would listen to their records. They belonged to the Columbia House record club, so they had records!
~By Lyle Lovett ~


My parents never pressured me to skate. They always said I could quit if I wanted to. They only expected me to skate when they had already paid for the expensive lessons. But, otherwise they said I could do what I wanted to do.
~By Nancy Kerrigan ~


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 ~


I grew up wanting to be a musician, but my parents were sure I would starve to death. So, they put me in physics and chemistry. That eventually blew up, and I got into radio.
~By John Tesh ~


The motives of these parents vary, many parents don't like the curriculum being taught to their kids, or are wary of the threat of peer pressure or the presence of drugs or violence lurking in too many of our schools today.
~By Ernest Istook ~


My own parents were touchy-feely.
~By Ben Stiller ~


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 ~


They've got great parents; I'm just trying to be the fun uncle.
~By Sarah Silverman ~


When I saw the first I couldn't believe I was in another great movie that would be made into a trilogy. This movie is quite visible and I think it will stand the test of time. I think kids and parents will love this movie for a long time.
~By Orlando Bloom ~


My parents are from Manchester but I was brought up in London, Camden Town.
~By Sadie Frost ~


I pop gum. My parents get so annoyed with me. I know my dad wishes he never taught me how to do that.
~By Hilary Duff ~


Impossible to spend sleepless nights and accomplish anything: if, in my youth, my parents had not financed my insomnias, I should surely have killed myself.
~By Emile M. Cioran ~


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 ~


Chance makes our parents, but choice makes our friends.
~By Jacques Delille ~


One of the greatest titles in the world is parent, and one of the biggest blessings in the world is to have parents to call mom and dad.
~By Jim DeMint ~


There are just hundreds of people that have inspired and influenced me in a number of different ways. First of all, you can't forget your parents and all they've done to help you to get here.
~By Michael P. Anderson ~


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 ~


Make no mistake about it: Next to parents and families, our teachers are the most important influence in our children's lives.
~By Kenny Guinn ~


I was little there were times I wanted my parents to be normal. I wanted them to have a religion. I wanted them to have a job, like the parents of every other kid I went to school with.
~By Gael Garcia Bernal ~


I needed to purge myself of all the attention my parents had given me - I wasn't neglected enough as a child.
~By Don Van Vliet ~


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 ~


Maybe there is no actual place called hell. Maybe hell is just having to listen to our grandparents breathe through their noses when they're eating sandwiches.
~By Jim Carrey ~


The entertainment industry is encouraging young people to defy and deceive their parents.
~By Mike DeWine ~


All my jobs have been with food in one way or another since 1948. My parents were in the hotel business, and I just loved the warm hearted people who worked so hard with such good humor.
~By Graham Kerr ~


Some parents say it is toy guns that make boys warlike. But give a boy a rubber duck and he will seize its neck like the butt of a pistol and shout "Bang!"
~By George Will ~


My parents always told me that if you want something, you can do whatever you have to do to get it. As long as it's not against someone else.
~By Marion Cotillard ~


I'd experienced the '40s and '50s by looking at my grandparents' old clothes, books, and magazines.
~By Christian Lacroix ~


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 ~


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


It is critical that parents and other trusted adults initiate conversations with kids about underage drinking well in advance of the first time they are faced with a decision regarding alcohol.
~By Xavier Becerra ~


With a lot of kids in the business, the parents get as twisted as they do, and there's a lot of opportunities to go their own way, but anyone has that opportunity.
~By Tina Yothers ~


You know, I had my mother and my father convincing me that he would be going back to Hollywood and he'd be back with the actresses and dating them and that he wasn't serious about me at all. So I had him saying one thing to me and my parents telling me something else.
~By Priscilla Presley ~


About 1900 my parents came to the United States as children from what was then the Polish area of Russia.
~By Martin Lewis Perl ~


My parents and grandparents have always been engaged in teaching or the medical profession or the priesthood, so I've sort of grown up with a sense of complicity in the lives of other people, so there's no virtue in that; it's the way one is raised.
~By Colin Firth ~


I got a lot of support from my parents. That's the one thing I always appreciated. They didn't tell me I was being stupid; they told me I was being funny.
~By Jim Carrey ~


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 ~

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