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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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



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