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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

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

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

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

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

Brevity and conciseness are the parents of correction.
Hosea Ballou

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

'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

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

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

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



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