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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Brevity and conciseness are the parents of correction.
Hosea Ballou

One of the things that my parents have taught me is never listen to other people's expectations. You should live your own life and live up to your own expectations, and those are the only things I really care about it.
Tiger Woods

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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, 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

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

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

Little League baseball is a very good thing because it keeps the parents off the streets.
Yogi Berra

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 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

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

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

The first half of our lives are ruined by our parents and the second half by our children.
Clarence Darrow

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

I don't think my parents know what I do.
John Malkovich

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

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

'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

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

All children alarm their parents, if only because you are forever expecting to encounter yourself.
Gore Vidal

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

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

The best part about being friends with your parents is that no matter what you do, they have to keep loving you.
Natalie Portman

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

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

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

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

The Prince of Wales lives in a world where everybody says Yes, and the only people who can tell him things he doesn't want to hear are his parents.
Paul Burrell

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

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

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

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



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