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My parents were like June and Ward Cleaver; there was nothing dysfunctional about them.
Kelly Ripa

Parents, however old they and we may grow to be, serve among other things to shield us from a sense of our doom. As long as they are around, we can avoid the fact of our mortality; we can still be innocent children.
Jane Howard

Parents should conduct their arguments in quiet, respectful tones, but in a foreign language. You'd be surprised what an inducement that is to the education of children.
Judith Martin

My parents have been there for me, ever since I was about 7
David Beckham

Parents are not interested in justice, they're interested in peace and quiet.
Bill Cosby

My heroes are and were my parents. I can't see having anyone else as my heroes.
Michael Jordan

Being an only child and losing both my parents at an early age, I have found that the friends I have made over the years are the people who help me get through life, good times and bad.
Fannie Flagg

I owe a lot to my parents, especially my mother and father.
Greg Norman

Great families of yesterday we show, And lords whose parents were the Lord knows who (The True-Born Englishman)
Daniel Defoe

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

The beauty of 'spacing' children many years apart lies in the fact that parents have time to learn the mistakes that were made with the older ones - which permits them to make exactly the opposite mistakes with the younger ones.
Sydney Harris

Parents and teachers are not up in arms about minors buying lads mags simply because they do not
Piers Hernu

A child who is allowed to be disrespectful to his parents will not have true respect for anyone.
Billy Graham

For the parents of a Little Leaguer, a baseball game is simply a nervous breakdown into innings.
Earl Wilson

When I was a kid my parents moved a lot, but I always found them.
Rodney Dangerfield

My parents were divorced and I didn't grow up with my father, but I spent a lot of time around him, and his influence on me has been profound.
Laura Linney

Some children are spoiled and it is not their fault, it is their parents.
Roald Dahl

Wrinkles are hereditary. Parents get them from their children.
Doris Day

'I was always embarrassed because my dad wore a suit and my mother wore flat pumps and a cozy jumper while my friends' parents were punks or hippies.'
Shirley Manson

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

Loyalty to the school to which your parents pay to send you seemed to me like feeling loyalty to Selfridges.
John Mortimer

Oliver Letwin has insulted the parents, teachers and pupils of every state school in the country.
Stephen Twigg

If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you'll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don't feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth. (Opening line, The Catcher in the Rye)
J D Salinger

Parents are the bone on which children sharpen their teeth.
Peter Ustinov

I didn't understand why he wasn't returning my calls [when her parents split]
Nicole Richie

It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.
Maya Angelou

Saving is a fine thing. Especially when your parents have done it for you.
Winston Churchill

What is the use of physicians like myself trying to help parents to bring up children healthy and happy, to have them killed in such numbers for a cause that is ignoble?
Benjamin Spock

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

I'm probably going to be one of those very embarrassing parents who's a naturist.
Robbie Williams

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.
Jim Carrey

The thing that impresses me most about America is the way parents obey their children!
King Edward VIII

I find it easy to understand why the likes of Sarah-Louise end up going astray. Everybody hits that stage where the more your parents try to keep you close, the more you want to break free. But I was nowhere near as bad as Sarah-Louise is, although my mum might disagree.
Tina O'Brien

I always have been proud of being a Swiss, but I don't know very much about His [Switzerlands's] glory story, as my parents left to France in the year 1886 when I was seven an half years old.
Louis Chevrolet

The question that is so clearly in many potential parents minds: 'Why should we stunt our ambitions and impoverish our lives in order to be insulted and looked down upon in our old age?'
J A Schumpeter

It certainly seems contradictory of the [local] council to be encouraging parents to stop using their cars to take children to school but at the same time taking so long about the safe routes initiative.
Sally Whittaker

Being an MP is the sort of job all working class parents want for their children - clean, indoor and no heavy lifting.
Dianne Abbott

If I had to choose between wealth and a united family, I would 1,000 per cent have preferred my parents to stay together.
Minnie Driver

I phoned my grandparents and my grandfather said 'we saw your movie'. 'Which one?' I said. He shouted 'Betty, what was the name of that movie I didn't like?'
Brad Pitt

The parents were abed and sleeping. The clock on the wall ticked loudly and lazily, as if it had time to spare
Henry Jackson Van Dyke

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

My parents are responsible for the two things I like doing most - driving and magic tricks. They bought me my first go-kart and a magician's kit.
Fernando Alonso

I wish my parents had spent more time worrying about my education than me being a star
Shania Twain

All that 'poor hometown girl who marries into Hollywood royalty'. It's actually quite insulting to my parents.
Catherine Zeta Jones

A Jewish man with parents alive is a fifteen-year-old boy, and will remain a fifteen-year-old boy until they die!
Philip Roth

Children nowadays are tyrants. They contradict their parents, gobble their food and tyrannise their teachers.
Socrates

The problem with children is that you have to put up with their parents.
Charles DeLint

I think you inherit most of your talent from your parents, although sometimes a fabulously talented singer grows out of the union of two tone-deaf people
Joely Fisher

Rather than just a binary choice between grammar schools for some and secondary modern for others, it is far better to have wider diversity in schools and greater choice for parents
David Davis

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



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