Quotations on Father

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My current companion, Gerard de Battista, is the father of my two sons.
- Victoria Abril
(Keywords: Father, Sons)

I learned from the example of my father that the manner in which one endures what must be endured is more important than the thing that must be endured.
- Dean Acheson
(Keywords: Father, Example)

My father is an actor, so he brought me into his agency when I was young. It wasn't something I wanted to do until high school, when I started taking theater and really liked it. Then an agent found me and wanted me to come out to Los Angeles and give it a shot. I gave myself six months, but it only took me like a week to get a job.
- Jensen Ackles
(Keywords: Father, Actor, Job, Months, School, Theater)

That he delights in the misery of others no man will confess, and yet what other motive can make a father cruel?
- Joseph Addison
(Keywords: Father, Man, Misery, Motive, Will)

My father actually moved out from Chicago just so he could play tennis 365 days a year, so it was - it was a place we played every day. We played before school. We played after school. We woke up. We played tennis. We brushed our teeth in that order.
- Andre Agassi
(Keywords: Father, Chicago, Day, Order, Play, School, Tennis)

I was five years old when I wrote my first song. It was out of longing for my father that I wrote it.
- Shmuel Y. Agnon
(Keywords: Father, First, Longing, Old, Song, Years)

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)

And I started with this: I have not painted at all my childhood. In fact, I never painted. But I helped my father who was a house painter and decorative painter. He made stage sets, he made glass paintings, he made everything.
- Josef Albers
(Keywords: Father, Childhood, Fact)

My father's parents were carpenters. They were also builders partly. They were painters. And several of them were very, active in the theatre and all such nonsense, you know.
- Josef Albers
(Keywords: Father, Nonsense, Parents, Theatre)

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)

My father never raised his hand to any one of his children, except in self-defense.
- Fred Allen
(Keywords: Father, Children, Self)

My first concern was to take care of my drawing. I did not have any knowledge in arts, especially Haitian arts, apart from the paintings I saw in my father's office.
- Ralph Allen
(Keywords: Father, Knowledge, Care, Concern, First, Office)

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)

An important impression was my father's one Sabbatical year, spent in England and Europe in 1937.
- Philip Warren Anderson
(Keywords: Father, Impression, EnglEurope)

Although raised on the farm - my grandfather was an unsuccessful fundamentalist preacher turned farmer - my father and his brother both became professors.
- Philip Warren Anderson
(Keywords: Father, Brother)

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)

My father is a man of impeccable character who has worked tirelessly for the United Nations for many years. His integrity is beyond reproach.
- Kojo Annan
(Keywords: Father, Character, Integrity, Man, Nations, United, Years)

What will the U.S. senators have to say if there is, as many over here and in the rest of the world suspect, no substance to the allegations against my father and me?
- Kojo Annan
(Keywords: Father, Rest, Senators, Will, World)

As we moved along in a little procession, I was delighted with the illumination of the streets. So many lamps, and they burned until morning, my father said, and so people did not need to carry lanterns.
- Mary Antin
(Keywords: Father, People)

In the evening of the first day my father conducted us to the public baths.
- Mary Antin
(Keywords: Father, Day, Evening, First, Public)

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)

I learned a lot in those first years in Miami, while struggling just for survival, by observing my father's fortitude.
- Desi Arnaz
(Keywords: Father, Survival, First, Years)

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)

My father was an ardent socialist for many years.
- Leon Askin
(Keywords: Father, Years)

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)

I worked with my son when he was much younger; we did L.A. Law together, where I played his father and he played a kid who was suing his father for alienation of affection or something. It was great.
- Rene Auberjonois
(Keywords: Father, Son, Affection, Alienation, Law)

And my father, being a good Swiss puritan, always really insisted that if I was going to be an actor, I shouldn't just be an actor, I should know about the whole process.
- Rene Auberjonois
(Keywords: Father, Actor, Being)

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)

To a father, when a child dies, the future dies; to a child when a parent dies, the past dies.
- Red Auerbach
(Keywords: Father, Future, Past)

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)

A father is always making his baby into a little woman. And when she is a woman he turns her back again.
- Enid Bagnold
(Keywords: Father, Baby, Woman)

I could, I think, quite easily have gone to Oxford. I got four good A levels, but my father's income was such that I wouldn't have got a grant, and he wouldn't let me go to university, and that was the end of it.
- Colin Baker
(Keywords: Father, End, Income, University)

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)

If the relationship of father to son could really be reduced to biology, the whole earth would blaze with the glory of fathers and sons.
- James A. Baldwin
(Keywords: Father, Son, Earth, Fathers, Glory, Sons)

It would be curious to know what leads a man to become a stationer rather than a baker, when he is no longer compelled, as among the Egyptians, to succeed to his father's craft.
- Honore de Balzac
(Keywords: Father, Man, Succeed)

I have a Father's Day every day.
- Dennis Banks
(Keywords: Father, Day)

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)

The patriot blood of my father was warm in my veins.
- Clara Barton
(Keywords: Father, Blood)

I had always loved expressionist painting, like every European. In fact I admired it all the more because these were precisely the paintings despised by my father's generation.
- Georg Baselitz
(Keywords: Father, Fact, Painting)



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