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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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 wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain.
John Locke

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

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

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

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

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

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

Brevity and conciseness are the parents of correction.
Hosea Ballou

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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