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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

'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

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

My name is Brian Green by birth. Austin was made up by my parents when I was nine, because there was another Brian Green in the Screen Actors Guild.
Brian Austin Green

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fortunately, my parents always encouraged me to be grateful that I was healthy, and stand up and be proud and carry myself with dignity.
Susan Anton

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



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