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We are very much just parents together, although we have moments of being sexy and fun and I do find him [Pitt] sexy.
Angelina Jolie

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

A self made man is a rarity and hated by the parasites that floated to fame thought their parents!
Al Goldstein

People who lose their parents when young are permanently in love with them.
Aharon Appelfeld

Like all parents, my husband and I just do the best we can, hold our breath and hope we've set aside enough money for our kid's therapy.
Michelle Pfeiffer

I've told them they have to support England and if they don't, they won't be getting a ticket. [on his parents watching England]
Sajid Mahmood

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

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

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

Aduation day is tough for adults. They go to the ceremony as parents. They come home as contemporaries. After twenty-two years of child-raising, they are unemployed.
Erma Bombeck

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

Why do grandparents and grandchildren get along so well? They have the same enemy - the mother.
Claudette Colbert

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

Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge on their children rather than virtue, the art of speaking well rather than doing well; but their manners should be of the greatest concern.
R Buckminster Fuller

My parents were in short street, so they had to go abroad to economize.
Queen Mary

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We will provide a right for parents to request to work flexible hours when their child is young.
Stephen Byers

Labour have already given parents the power to draw up plans for their own schools
Jim Knight

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

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 excessive regard of parents for their children, and their dislike of other people's is, like class feeling, patriotism, save-your-soul-ism, and other virtues, a mean exclusiveness at bottom.
Thomas Hardy

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

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

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

Not being born to parents who were accountants was probably my biggest mistake.
Chris Eubank

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

Kids today are much more independent than their parents were. We're really into getting jobs and we mature sexually much earlier than a generation ago. Or, at least, we are involved in sex earlier
Phoebe Cates

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

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

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

Hi, we are Sum 41 and we're just something your parents will never understand
Deryck Whibley

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

From birth to 18 a girl needs good parents. From 18 to 35, she needs good looks. From 35 to 55, good personality. From 55 on, she needs good cash
Sophie Tucker

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

Brevity and conciseness are the parents of correction.
Hosea Ballou

The central task of education is to implant a will and facility for learning; it should produce not learned but learning people. The truly human society is a learning society, where grandparents, parents, and children are students together.
Eric Hoffer

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

I think that when people hear that my middle name is Moon they start to wonder a thing or two about my parents!
Soleil Frye

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

It's the sort of thing parents might chant encouragingly to a child slow on the potty-training [on Obama's campaign slogan of 'Yes we can']
Christopher Hitchens

Parents were invented to make children happy by giving them something to ignore.
Ogden Nash

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



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