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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Brevity and conciseness are the parents of correction.
Hosea Ballou

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

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

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



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