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

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

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

Brevity and conciseness are the parents of correction.
Hosea Ballou

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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