Quotations on Father

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The beginnings of my studies also came to me from my father, as well as from the Rabbinical Judge of our town. But they were preceded by three tutors under whom I studied, one after the other, from the time I was three and a half till I turned eight and a half.
- Shmuel Y. Agnon
(Keywords: Time, Father, Beginnings)

My mother was the total influence. My father was what we call a nomadic person; he was a wanderer.
- Danny Aiello
(Keywords: Mother, Father, Influence)

Father asked us what was God's noblest work. Anna said men, but I said babies. Men are often bad, but babies never are.
- Louisa May Alcott
(Keywords: Men, Work, Father, God, Babies)

Life is a corrupting process from the time a child learns to play his mother off against his father in the politics of when to go to bed; he who fears corruption fears life.
- Saul Alinsky
(Keywords: Life, Politics, Time, Mother, Father, Bed, Corruption, Play)

Father, in spite of all this spending of money in learning Latin, I will be a painter.
- William Allan
(Keywords: Money, Father, Learning, Will)

By the time I reached high school my father's grocery store had made our life adequately comfortable and I was able to choose, without any practical encumbrances, the subjects that I wanted to pursue in college.
- Sidney Altman
(Keywords: Life, Time, Father, College, School)

The relative property of the Son is to be begotten, that is, so to proceed from the Father as to be a participant of the same essence and perfectly carry on the Father's nature.
- William Ames
(Keywords: Nature, Father, Son, Property)

When I felt rather overcome with my father's opposition, I said as firmly as I could, that I must have this or something else, that I could not live without some real work.
- Elizabeth Garrett Anderson
(Keywords: Work, Father, Opposition)

It's my father's legacy. My father's view was that the public is the employer of these government employees and has the right to know what they're up to.
- Jack Anderson
(Keywords: Government, Father, Employees, Public, Right)

Being a father, well, I don't know if this is a change, but it makes me want to get out of here faster. Get off the clock. Just 'cause the baby is my reason for living, my reason for coming to work.
- Richard Dean Anderson
(Keywords: Work, Change, Father, Baby, Being, Living, Reason, Want)

I adored my birth father and constantly worried that I was being disloyal to him and his schoolteacher roots if I spent too much time performing and enjoying it.
- Julie Andrews
(Keywords: Time, Father, Being)

The first meal was an object lesson of much variety. My father produced several kinds of food, ready to eat, without any cooking, from little tin cans that had printing all over them.
- Mary Antin
(Keywords: Food, Father, Cooking, First, Printing, Variety)

I'm a father. It isn't just my life any more. I don't want my kid finding bottles in the house or seeing his father completely smashed.
- Billie Joe Armstrong
(Keywords: Life, Father, Want)

If necessity is the mother of invention, it's the father of cooperation. And we're cooperating like never before.
- John Ashcroft
(Keywords: Mother, Father, Cooperation, Invention, Necessity)

Especially for my father it was a great change. He used to be a socialist and even a member of the socialist party. But then he became an orthodox Jew.
- Leon Askin
(Keywords: Change, Father, Party)

The Relation we bear to the Wisdom of the Father, the Son of His Love, gives us indeed a dignity which otherwise we have no pretence to. It makes us something, something considerable even in God's Eyes.
- Mary Astell
(Keywords: Wisdom, Love, Father, Son, God, Dignity, Eyes)

Because my father was often absent on naval duty, my mother suffered me to do much as I pleased.
- John James Audubon
(Keywords: Mother, Father, Duty)

People in England were coming up to me, saying, My mother and father turned me on to your music. This happened to me 20 years ago. When I was 40 they were saying that.
- Roy Ayers
(Keywords: Music, Mother, Father, People, England, Saying, Years)

I have a 92 year old father whose doing beautifully who lives in Chicago and a sister and a nephew and a niece and I love coming back and try to do so fairly often.
- Bob Balaban
(Keywords: Love, Father, Sister, Chicago, Old)

When we believe that God is Father, we also believe that such a father's hand will never cause his child a needless tear. We may not understand life any better, but we will not resent life any longer.
- William Barclay
(Keywords: Life, Father, God, Cause, May, Will)

But I remember the moment when my father died. I wasn't a very committed Catholic beforehand, but when that happened it suddenly all felt so obvious: I now believe religion is our attempt to find an explanation, for us to feel more protected.
- Javier Bardem
(Keywords: Religion, Father, Now)

As a dedicated and proud father of three, I am a strong advocate of life. I value life whether born or unborn.
- Gresham Barrett
(Keywords: Life, Father, Value)

My mother and my father were teachers. My grandmother and my grandfather were teachers. This is something I really know about. Even when I was a kid, it was a profession my father couldn't stay in, because he couldn't make enough money.
- Warren Beatty
(Keywords: Money, Mother, Father, Profession, Teachers)

To be a gourmet you must start early, as you must begin riding early to be a good horseman. You must live in France, your father must have been a gourmet. Nothing in life must interest you but your stomach.
- Ludwig Bemelmans
(Keywords: Life, Father, France, Interest, Nothing)

My father was a farmer and my mother was a farmer, but, my childhood was very good. I am very grateful for my childhood, because it was full of gladness and good humanity.
- Roberto Benigni
(Keywords: Mother, Father, Childhood, Humanity)

But very often in politics we have the experience called up from my father when someone was trying to help him in the campaign: I can take care of my enemies, may the Good Lord save me from my friends.
- Robert Foster Bennett
(Keywords: Experience, Politics, Father, Care, Enemies, Friends, Help, May, Trying)

My mother, sister and I watched through the windows as my father gambled.
- Tom Berenger
(Keywords: Mother, Father, Sister, Windows)

My father was a sergeant with the Connecticut state police. My mother was a hairstylist.
- Michael Bergin
(Keywords: Mother, Father, Police, State)

If they had killed by father and my mother and all my friends, yet if they had come to treat of peace, they ought to have gone in peace.
- William Berkeley
(Keywords: Peace, Mother, Father, Friends)

I know that I will never find my father in any other man who comes into my life, because it is a void in my life that can only be filled by him.
- Halle Berry
(Keywords: Life, Father, Man, Will)

So for twelve miles I rode with Sherman, and we became fast friends. He asked me all manner of questions on the way, and I found that he knew my father well, and remembered his tragic death in Salt Creek Valley.
- Buffalo Bill
(Keywords: Death, Father, Friends, Questions)

With the help of a friend I got father into a wagon, when the crowd had gone. I held his head in my lap during the ride home. I believed he was mortally wounded. He had been stabbed down through the kidneys, leaving an ugly wound.
- Buffalo Bill
(Keywords: Home, Father, Friend, Help, Ugly)

But the love of adventure was in father's blood.
- Buffalo Bill
(Keywords: Love, Father, Adventure, Blood)

It is impossible to read for pleasure from something to which you are both father and mother, born in such travail that the writer despises the thing that enslaved him.
- Jim Bishop
(Keywords: Mother, Father, Pleasure, Writer)

My father, a mining engineer and colliery manager, gave his brood many advantages not least of which, for me, was his love of singing which gave music a central place in our lives.
- James W. Black
(Keywords: Love, Music, Manager, Father, Singing)

I got started when I was 3 years old because my father was a music teacher and my lessons were free. Instead of learning to walk, you learn to play the piano.
- Carla Bley
(Keywords: Music, Father, Learning, Old, Play, Years)

I'm quite sensitive to women. I saw how my sister got treated by boyfriends. I read this thing that said when you are in a relationship with a woman, imagine how you would feel if you were her father. That's been my approach, for the most part.
- Orlando Bloom
(Keywords: Women, Father, Sister, Woman)

Like any parents, mine wanted me to have a secure job with a regular wage and career prospects. And the one job my father knew of, that he'd had experience of himself, was the army, so he could help me in that direction.
- James Blunt
(Keywords: Experience, Father, Army, Career, Direction, Help, Job, Parents, Wage)

When a father, absent during the day, returns home at six, his children receive only his temperament, not his teaching.
- Robert Bly
(Keywords: Home, Father, Children, Day, Teaching, Temperament)

My father had retained an emotional affection for the ceremonial of his parental home, without allowing it to influence his intellectual freedom.
- Franz Boas
(Keywords: Home, Father, Affection, Freedom, Influence)

Anyone can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad, and that's why I call you dad, because you are so special to me. You taught me the game and you taught me how to play it right.
- Wade Boggs
(Keywords: Dad, Father, Play, Right)

My mother's studies stopped with the third year of primary school, my father with the first. They taught me a deep sense of duty. But nobody was involved in politics in my family.
- Emma Bonino
(Keywords: Family, Politics, Father, Mother, Deep, Duty, First, School, Sense)

Last winter when I was coming home from church one Thursday evening, I saw somebody run around the house again. I told my father of that.
- Lizzie Andrew Borden
(Keywords: Home, Father, Church, Evening, Winter)

My father invented a cure for which there was no disease and unfortunately my mother caught it and died of it.
- Victor Borge
(Keywords: Mother, Father, Cure, Disease)

The prejudice was so bad in the United States at that time that a dark person with a white person would not be served in a restaurant. My father, mother, and I would try it occasionally. We would sit there, and the food would never come.
- Amar Bose
(Keywords: Food, Time, Mother, Father, Prejudice, states, United)

The food we ate was Indian, and both my mother and father were very deep into the ancient philosophy of India, so it could well have been an Indian household.
- Amar Bose
(Keywords: Food, Mother, Father, Deep, Philosophy)

I changed my mind because of a scene between Howard Cunningham and Richie. The father-son situation was written so movingly, I fell in love with the project.
- Tom Bosley
(Keywords: Love, Father, Mind, Project)

Being a father to my family and a husband is to me much more important than what I did in the business.
- Tom Bosley
(Keywords: Business, Family, Father, Husband, Being)

As someone who has seen war first hand, and as a father of three young adults, it was my hope that we could have resolved this conflict and disarmed Saddam Hussein without war. However, this was not the case.
- Allen Boyd
(Keywords: War, Father, Hope, Conflict, First)

More by example than by word, my father taught me logical reasoning, compassion, love of others, honesty, and discipline applied with understanding.
- Paul D. Boyer
(Keywords: Love, Father, Discipline, Honesty, Compassion, Example, Understanding, Word)



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