Quotations on Dad

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You know my dad pushed me to believe that I was going to be the best. I just never thought of life without tennis, even looking forward.
- Andre Agassi
(Keywords: Dad, Life, Thought, Tennis)

We always had lutefisk for Christmas dinner, after which Dad read from the Norwegian Bible.
- Peter Agre
(Keywords: Dad, Bible, Christmas)

Dad needs to show an incredible amount of respect and humor and friendship toward his mate so the kids understand their parents are sexy, they're fun, they do things together, they're best friends. Kids learn by example. If I respect Mom, they're going to respect Mom.
- Tim Allen
(Keywords: Dad, Friendship, Humor, Mom, Example, Fun, Kids, Needs, Parents, Respect)

In my case, I was born to parents who were very young, and I don't think they were entirely ready to have a child. My dad was going to college and working two or three jobs at the same time, and my mum was working and going to school.
- Gillian Anderson
(Keywords: Dad, Time, College, Jobs, Parents, School)

My dad is a bank president and my mom was an accountant and they didn't think that seeking the life of a freelance writer was very practical, you see. Of course, I was just as determined to do it.
- Kevin J. Anderson
(Keywords: Dad, Life, Mom, President, Writer)

My dad had emphysema and both of my parents had chronic bronchitis and ended up with cancers - all smoking related.
- Loni Anderson
(Keywords: Dad, Parents, Smoking)

My background is basically scientific math. My Dad was a physicist, so I have it in my blood somewhere. Scientific method is very important to me. I think anything that contradicts it is probably not true.
- John Astin
(Keywords: Dad, Blood)

My mom and dad met at UCLA when he as a captain in the Air Force and she was in her junior year.
- Tracy Austin
(Keywords: Dad, Mom, Force)

They have had such a crazy life living with me as their dad. Not crazy but different from their friends.
- Sebastian Bach
(Keywords: Life, Dad, Friends, Living)

You can tell your uncle stuff that you could not tell your dad. That is kind of the role of an uncle. I feel very much like a father sometimes but sometimes I feel like a teammate.
- Dusty Baker
(Keywords: Dad, Father)

My dad was born in Chicago in 1908... his parents came from Russia. They settled in Chicago, where they lived in a little tiny grocery store with eight or nine children - in the backroom all together - and my grandmother got the idea to go into the movie business.
- Bob Balaban
(Keywords: Business, Dad, Idea, Chicago, Children, Parents, Russia)

My dad was the baby. When he was born they were already successful. They sent him to business school - he probably would have loved to have been a poet or a writer or something, and he was very creative.
- Bob Balaban
(Keywords: Business, Dad, Successful, Baby, School, Writer)

Studies show that children best flourish when one mom and one dad are there to raise them.
- John Boehner
(Keywords: Dad, Mom, Children)

I started out mopping floors, waiting tables, and tending bar at my dad's tavern. I put myself through school working odd jobs and night shifts. I poured my heart and soul into a small business. And when I saw how out-of-touch Washington had become with the core values of this great nation, I put my name forward and ran for office.
- John Boehner
(Keywords: Business, Dad, Soul, Heart, Values, Jobs, Name, Nation, Night, Office, School, Waiting, Washington)

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)

As it has been told to me, my Dad had some kind of deal with Dick Clark. But when we got here, that fell through. So we were out here with no job, no furniture, no food.
- Danny Bonaduce
(Keywords: Dad, Food, Job)

I'm in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on the One-Hit Wonder Wall. I'm still very troubled by the fact that I'm in the hall and my dad isn't.
- Debby Boone
(Keywords: Dad, Fact, Fame, Wonder)

And I saw the sax line-up that he had behind him and I thought, I'm going to learn the saxophone. When I grow up, I'm going to play in his band. So I sort of persuaded my dad to get me a kind of a plastic saxophone on the hire purchase plan.
- David Bowie
(Keywords: Dad, Thought, Play)

We all feel really blessed to have been with my dad for these 85 years.
- Beau Bridges
(Keywords: Dad, Years)

My father was my teacher. But most importantly he was a great dad.
- Beau Bridges
(Keywords: Dad, Father)

For me, growing up, the downside of it was that as a kid you don't want to stand out. You don't want to have a famous father let alone get a job because of your famous father, you know? But I'm a product of nepotism. That's how I got my foot in the door, through my dad.
- Jeff Bridges
(Keywords: Dad, Father, Famous, Growing up, Job, Want)

Working with my dad was such a gas. We approached the work in a similar way. We only made two films together when I was an adult, Tucker, and Blown Away, but it was so much fun to play with your parent like that.
- Jeff Bridges
(Keywords: Dad, Work, Fun, Play)

My dad told me that no one could ever make it as a writer, that my chances were equivalent to winning the lottery - which was good for me, because I like to have something to prove.
- Poppy Z. Brite
(Keywords: Dad, Winning, Writer)

When I was a kid, I used to imagine animals running under my bed. I told my dad, and he solved the problem quickly. He cut the legs off the bed.
- Lou Brock
(Keywords: Dad, Animals, Bed, Running)

And my dad wanted me to play the trumpet because that's what he liked. His idol was Louis Armstrong. My dad thought my teeth came together in a way that was perfect for playing the trumpet.
- Jackson Browne
(Keywords: Dad, Thought, Play)

Now, guitar was pretty cool. Everybody knew something on the guitar. So I wanted to play guitar, but I told my dad if he wanted me to keep studying something, I'd like to study piano.
- Jackson Browne
(Keywords: Dad, Guitar, Now, Play, Pretty, Study)

A spirit is, like, your mother, my dad, who've made it. They can come around, but they come around in a loving way because they've already made it to God. Most people make it.
- Sylvia Browne
(Keywords: God, Dad, Mother, People, Spirit)

It is a sad commentary of our times when our young must seek advice and counsel from "Dear Abby" instead of going to Mom and Dad.
- Abigail Van Buren
(Keywords: Dad, Mom, Advice)

We've got a dictatorial president and a Justice Department that does not want Congress involved. Your guy's acting like he's king. His dad was at a 90 percent approval rating and he lost! And the same thing can happen to him!
- Dan Burton
(Keywords: Dad, Acting, Approval, Congress, Justice, President, Want)

It's not like he called me up and asked me. They've never wanted to throw us into that world, and I think our decision probably shocked them. But I love my dad, and I think I'd regret it if I didn't do this.
- Jenna Bush
(Keywords: Love, Dad, Decision, Regret, World)

Jenna's traveled with me; they've both traveled with their dad. This is the only time they've been old enough in all of their dad's campaigns to really be involved in.
- Laura Bush
(Keywords: Time, Dad, Old)

I grew up in Greenwich Village. Dad was friends with John Lennon and Yoko Ono.
- Yancy Butler
(Keywords: Dad, Friends)

My original inspiration was my mom: a few years after the death of my dad, she started dating one my teachers!
- Meg Cabot
(Keywords: Dating, Death, Dad, Inspiration, Years)

Well, I am a lot like my dad, and the character of Ted is based on my dad.
- Max Cannon
(Keywords: Dad, Character)

My dad was like a stage mother he always pushed me to do what I wanted.
- Jim Carrey
(Keywords: Dad, Mother)

Because I was starting out in my 20's. I wanted to do it on my own. I didn't want to use my dad or have people say I was using him.
- Rosanne Cash
(Keywords: Dad, People, Want)

When my dad died a lot of songs came, and they're still coming.
- Rosanne Cash
(Keywords: Dad, Songs)

My Mom and Dad did it pretty good, so I know it can work. The foremost thing I would say about working with Robin and Sean is that they were devoted to this project and devoted to their characters. You can't ask for any more from talented actors like that.
- Nick Cassavetes
(Keywords: Dad, Mom, Work, Actors, Pretty, Project)

He described how, as a boy of 14, his dad had been down the mining pit, his uncle had been down the pit, his brother had been down the pit, and of course he would go down the pit.
- Barbara Castle
(Keywords: Dad, Brother)

My dad was a big believer in treating people well, oftentimes even when he himself wasn't well.
- Neil Cavuto
(Keywords: Dad, People)

My sister and I said, Dad, are you doing to do anything about that? And he mentioned treatments other people sent him that he'd been working on. So we thought it would be kind of cool to give these guys a real script.
- Rae Dawn Chong
(Keywords: Dad, Sister, Thought, People)

I grew up in the world of bad television, on my dad's sets and then as a young schmuck on dating shows and so on.
- George Clooney
(Keywords: Dating, Dad, Television, World)

My dad? He died when I was 19, which is a bad time for your dad to die, because there's an awful lot of things you have to resolve with your parents past your teens if you've been a difficult teenager.
- Robbie Coltrane
(Keywords: Dad, Time, Parents, Past)

No, like I said, my dad was never really part of the tennis. His involvement around what I did with the tennis and with my mom and my grandparents was really not a part of my life.
- Jimmy Connors
(Keywords: Dad, Life, Mom, Grandparents, Tennis)

But my mother and father were married when my mom was 20 and my dad was 24.
- Rachael Leigh Cook
(Keywords: Dad, Mom, Mother, Father)

I grew up in a big Irish, Catholic family. My dad was a pretty rough guy. So one of my brothers left home when he was 15 and found his way to the gym. It gave me the opportunity to go and spend some time with him and work out in the gym.
- Gerry Cooney
(Keywords: Dad, Home, Time, Work, Family, Opportunity, Brothers, Irish, Pretty)

A lot of young filmmakers bring their movies to my dad because he always gives lots of good editing ideas and notes. He'd be a good film professor.
- Sofia Coppola
(Keywords: Dad, Movies, Ideas, Film)

As my dad said, you have an obligation to leave the world better than how you found it. And he also reminded us to be givers in this life, and not takers.
- Phil Crane
(Keywords: Dad, Life, Obligation, World)

It's as though all the terms of a family were present at one time rather than his dad and his mum. Not just a present authority, but the resident memory of what qualifies what else is the case.
- Robert Creeley
(Keywords: Dad, Family, Time, Authority, Memory, Present)

I'm from Brooklyn. I grew up very poor- seven people, four rooms. My dad had no education.
- Peter Criss
(Keywords: Dad, Education, People, Poor)



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