Quotations on Parents

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Most of the time it's the parents who recognise me. They try to tell their kids, 'Look, it's Giselle,' and I say, 'No, no, no, don't ruin this for them,' because I'm usually standing there with my hair sideways and no make-up on. And the kid is saying, 'That is not Giselle. No way. That is some worn-out girl who really needs a bath.'
- Amy Adams
(Keywords: Time, Hair, Kids, Needs, Parents, Ruin, Saying)

There is nothing worse that a thirteen-year-old boy. You're embarrassed by your parents, and you're trying to find your independance because, deep inside, you are so dependent on your mom.
- Ben Affleck
(Keywords: Mom, Deep, Nothing, Parents, Trying)

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)

My parents wanted me to go to law school.
- Sasha Alexander
(Keywords: Law, Parents, School)

Thus the castle of each feudal chieftain became a school of chivalry, into which any noble youth, whose parents were from poverty unable to educate him to the art of war, was readily received.
- Horatio Alger
(Keywords: Art, War, Chivalry, Parents, Poverty, School, Youth)

Before high school ended, I started applying to college. It really wasn't even a choice because of the brainwashing of my parents.
- Tatyana Ali
(Keywords: Choice, College, Parents, School)

I never set out to be a role model, but I guess parents like it because I am dedicated to school.
- Tatyana Ali
(Keywords: Parents, School)

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)

No matter what parents do, kids retain their uniqueness.
- Kirstie Alley
(Keywords: Kids, Parents, Uniqueness)

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

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.
- Naveen Andrews
(Keywords: Age, Parents, School, Trouble)

For me, the toughest thing for kids to deal with is when the parents are fighting. It's not violence on them - it's the feeling of violence in the family.
- Avi Arad
(Keywords: Family, Feeling, Fighting, Kids, Parents, Violence)

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.
- Leon Askin
(Keywords: Art, Science, Parents, Reason, Titles)

Catholic schools in our Nation's education have been paramount in teaching the values that we as parents seek to instill in our children.
- Joe Baca
(Keywords: Education, Values, Children, Nation, Parents, Schools, Teaching)

Children rarely want to know who their parents were before they were parents, and when age finally stirs their curiosity, there is no parent left to tell them.
- Russell Baker
(Keywords: Age, Children, Curiosity, Parents, Want)

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)

Mothers, unless they were very poor, didn't work. Both of my parents had to leave education. My mother had to work in a cotton mill until 18 or 19, when she took some training in domestic science.
- Roger Bannister
(Keywords: Science, Work, Education, Mother, Mothers, Parents, Poor, Training)

My concentration was really on getting to university and becoming a doctor. My parents let me know that school marks were important. Achievement was something which came by hard work.
- Roger Bannister
(Keywords: Work, Achievement, Hard work, Parents, School, University)

Parents look at me like I'm somebody pretty important, and say, We were raised on your characters, and now we're enjoying them all over again with our children.
- Joseph Barbera
(Keywords: Children, Now, Parents, Pretty)

Many foster children have had difficulty making the transition to independent living. Several are homeless, become single parents, commit crimes, or live in poverty. They are also frequent targets of crime.
- Charles Foster Bass
(Keywords: Children, Crime, Difficulty, Living, Parents, Poverty)

Education is a shared commitment between dedicated teachers, motivated students and enthusiastic parents with high expectations.
- Bob Beauprez
(Keywords: Education, Commitment, Expectations, Parents, Students, Teachers)

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.
- Dirk Benedict
(Keywords: Life, Time, First, Parents, Present, Years)

Children who cling to parents or who don't want to leave home are stunted in their emotional, psychological growth.
- Dirk Benedict
(Keywords: Home, Growth, Children, Parents, Want)

Children... are our legacy. Our responsibility. They are our destiny and we are theirs. The extent to which we fail as parents, we fail as God's children.
- Dirk Benedict
(Keywords: God, Children, Destiny, Parents, Responsibility)

We have managed to acquire $13 trillion of debt on our balance sheet. In my view we have nothing to show for it. We haven't invested in our roads, our bridges, our waste-water systems, our sewer systems. We haven't even maintained the assets that our parents and grandparents built for us.
- Michael Bennett
(Keywords: Balance, Debt, Grandparents, Nothing, Waste)

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.
- Candice Bergen
(Keywords: Mom, Kids, Parents, Relationships)

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.
- Gael Garcia Bernal
(Keywords: Religion, Job, Parents, School)

Well, acting was just in me and I tried to avoid it. I didn't want to do what my parents did, you know?
- Corbin Bernsen
(Keywords: Acting, Parents, Want)

As children, many of us were taught never to talk to strangers. As parents and grandparents, our message must change with technology to include strangers on the Internet.
- Judy Biggert
(Keywords: Change, Technology, Children, Grandparents, Internet, Strangers, Talk)

This legislation gives parents some comfort that their children won't fall prey to child predators while using the Internet at schools and libraries that receive federal dollars for Internet services.
- Judy Biggert
(Keywords: Children, Comfort, Internet, Legislation, Libraries, Parents, Schools)

When you read about a car crash in which two or three youngsters are killed, do you pause to dwell on the amount of love and treasure and patience parents poured into bodies no longer suitable for open caskets?
- Jim Bishop
(Keywords: Car, Love, Open, Parents, Patience, Treasure)

Parents should watch what their children watch and not use TV as a babysitter. If a show is objectionable they should turn it OFF. They should write the president of the network and tell him they are never going to watch that program again and why.
- Bill Bixby
(Keywords: Children, Network, Parents, President)

It is time for us to focus on the issues that bring us together as a nation. Supporting parents' capacity to raise their children with the love and resources they need is simply the right thing to do.
- Joan Blades
(Keywords: Love, Time, Children, Focus, Nation, Parents, Right)

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.
- Rod Blagojevich
(Keywords: Government, Children, Help, Job, Kids, May, Parents, Want)

Kids today are technologically sophisticated. In many families, they are far ahead of their parents.
- Rod Blagojevich
(Keywords: Kids, Parents, Today)

The child gets two confusing messages when a parent tells him which is the right fork to use, and then proceeds to use the wrong one. So does the child who listens to parents bicker and fuss, yet is told to be nice to his brothers and sisters.
- Rachel Blanchard
(Keywords: Brothers, Parents, Right, Sisters, Wrong)

Rock gives children, on a silver platter, with all the public authority of the entertainment industry, everything their parents always used to tell them they had to wait for until they grew up and would understand later.
- Allan Bloom
(Keywords: Authority, Children, Entertainment, Parents, Public)

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.
- Orlando Bloom
(Keywords: Love, Time, First, Kids, Parents, Will)

I shall never forget the despair and agony on the parents' faces on the awful day of the funeral when the 13 little children, victims not only of John D. Rockefeller, but of the government of the state of Colorado were buried.
- Ella R. Bloor
(Keywords: Government, Children, Day, Despair, Faces, Forget, Parents, State, Victims)

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)

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.
- Ian Botham
(Keywords: Age, Cricket, Driving, Football, Golf, Parents, Play, Running)

We all agree that parents have the primary responsibility of filtering the material that reaches children. However, children are often lured onto websites containing obscene material through the devious manipulation of search engines.
- Robert A. Brady
(Keywords: Children, Manipulation, Parents, Responsibility)

I think if we are actually going to accept our generation's responsibility, that's going to mean that we give our children no less retirement security than we inherited from our parents.
- Carol Moseley Braun
(Keywords: Children, Parents, Responsibility, Retirement, Security)

Grandparents who want to be truly helpful will do well to keep their mouths shut and their opinions to themselves until these are requested.
- T. Berry Brazelton
(Keywords: Grandparents, Opinions, Want, Will)

She had called in the debt that parents owe a child for bringing her, unasked, into a strange world. One should never make an offer without knowing full well what will happen if it is accepted.
- David Brin
(Keywords: Debt, Parents, Will, World)

The counter-argument would be, so what if my sexual relationships are superficial, one can still have satisfying and rewarding relationships with friends, or parents, or siblings, or whatever.
- Chester Brown
(Keywords: Friends, Parents, Relationships)

The parents have a right to say that no teacher paid by their money shall rob their children of faith in God and send them back to their homes skeptical, or infidels, or agnostics, or atheists.
- William Jennings Bryan
(Keywords: Faith, Money, God, Children, Parents, Right)

My parents are my backbone. Still are. They're the only group that will support you if you score zero or you score 40.
- Kobe Bryant
(Keywords: Parents, Support, Will)

Parents have a right to insist that godless evolution not be taught to their children.
- Patrick Buchanan
(Keywords: Children, Evolution, Parents, Right)



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