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My greatest vanity is my skin. It is the colour of gingerbread and, thanks to my mother's genes, smooth and mostly blemish-free.

Tags: Greatest, Thanks  ✍ Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Aristotle uses a mother's love for her child as the prime example of love or friendship.

Tags: Friendship, Love  ✍ Author: Mortimer Adler

I had a very normal childhood, and my mother cooked very normal food.

Tags: Food, Normal  ✍ Author: Ferran Adria

To be a mother you must be strong. Even if you don't feel it, you have to pretend.

Tags: Pretend, Strong  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

I look a lot like my father and his mother.

Tags: Father  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

Memory is the mother of all wisdom.

Tags: Memory, Wisdom  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

Obedience is the mother of success and is wedded to safety.

Tags: Safety, Success  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

My mother gets all mad at me if I stay in a hotel. I'm 31-years-old, and I don't want to sleep on a sleeping bag down in the basement. It's humiliating.

Tags: Mom, Sleep  ✍ Author: Ben Affleck

My mother taught public school, went to Harvard and then got her master's there and taught fifth and sixth grade in a public school. My dad had a more working-class lifestyle. He didn't go to college. He was an auto mechanic and a bartender and a janitor at Harvard.

Tags: Dad, School  ✍ Author: Ben Affleck

My father was a lorry driver, very rarely at home. The house was run by my mother, and because there were 10 or so kids, there was no time for individual attention. It was about survival. It was about where the next meal was coming from.

Tags: Home, Time  ✍ Author: Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

Mother had to support herself at age 18 because it was during the depression and when my grandfather lost the farm and there was no place for her; she worked as an assistant to a maid.

Tags: Age, Depression  ✍ Author: Peter Agre

Being a mother, singer and actress is a definite juggling act, but I don't think I would be comfortable any other way.

Tags: Act, Singer  ✍ Author: Christina Aguilera

When a song came on the radio that I wanted to learn, my mother would quickly write down the lyrics for me. Soon after, I would be singing it.

Tags: After, Learn  ✍ Author: Cecelia Ahern

I don't know anyone who curses the way they do on the Sopranos. Not in an Italian household. I never said the word hell in front of my mother.

Tags: Hell, Said  ✍ Author: Danny Aiello

My mother was the total influence. My father was what we call a nomadic person; he was a wanderer.

Tags: Father, Influence  ✍ Author: Danny Aiello

Well, financially it's a little bit better. But it's better than than when I was a teacher. But I kind of - it's allowed me to buy a house. And I've been able to help my mother with some stuff and my brother. So, that's nice.

Tags: Nice, Teacher  ✍ Author: Clay Aiken

My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors.

Tags: Education, School  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

Poverty is the mother of crime.

Tags: Crime, Poverty  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.

Tags: Hope  ✍ Author: Abraham Lincoln

I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.

Tags: Life  ✍ Author: Abraham Lincoln

I think, at a child's birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift should be curiosity.

Tags: Birthday, Child  ✍ Author: Eleanor Roosevelt

Knowledge of the self is the mother of all knowledge. So it is incumbent on me to know my self, to know it completely, to know its minutiae, its characteristics, its subtleties, and its very atoms.

Tags: Knowledge, Self  ✍ Author: Khalil Gibran
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For a long time I was scared I'd find out I was like my mother.

Tags: Scared, Time  ✍ Author: Marilyn Monroe

My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it.

Tags: Great, Mom  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

Necessity is the mother of taking chances.

Tags: Necessity, Taking  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

The greatest destroyer of peace is abortion because if a mother can kill her own child, what is left for me to kill you and you to kill me? There is nothing between.

Tags: Greatest, Peace  ✍ Author: Mother Teresa

No mother would ever willingly sacrifice her sons for territorial gain, for economic advantage, for ideology.

Tags: Her, Sacrifice  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

I remember my oldest son, Steve, saying to me once, 'I don't ever remember seeing you with an apron on.' And I thought, that's right, honey, you did not. That was his concept of what a mother should be.

Tags: Saying, Thought  ✍ Author: Lauren Bacall

My mother put me on birth control as soon as I told her I wanted to go on it. I was 16. I was very young.

Tags: Control, Young  ✍ Author: Morena Baccarin

My mother brought me numerous times to visit Orton as a child, and I have visited the gardens with my children many times. Orton is a gem on the Cape Fear River and I am excited about our restoration efforts to bring it back to its original landscape.

Tags: Children, Fear  ✍ Author: Louis Bacon

A man's mother is his misfortune, but his wife is his fault.

Tags: Fault, Wife  ✍ Author: Walter Bagehot

My father was a tailor, my mother a machinist.

Tags: Father, Tailor  ✍ Author: David Bailey

When I was a baby, my mother tells me I never slept because I never wanted to miss anything.

Tags: Baby, Wanted  ✍ Author: Scott Baio

I was raised by a single psychologist mother and we spent every evening sitting at the kitchen table and dissecting our emotions and speculating about the inner life of everyone we knew.

Tags: Life, Single  ✍ Author: Anita Baker

As an artist, I want to interpret my feelings - not run across the street and ask what my mother thinks.

Tags: Artist, Feelings  ✍ Author: Ralph Bakshi

Education commences at the mother's knee, and every word spoken within hearsay of little children tends toward the formation of character.

Tags: Character, Education  ✍ Author: Hosea Ballou

Our most bitter enemies are our own kith and kin. Kings have no brothers, no sons, no mother!

Tags: Bitter, Brothers  ✍ Author: Honore de Balzac

A mother who is really a mother is never free.

Tags: Free, Parenting  ✍ Author: Honore de Balzac

The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.

Tags: Deep, Heart  ✍ Author: Honore de Balzac

A mother's life, you see, is one long succession of dramas, now soft and tender, now terrible. Not an hour but has its joys and fears.

Tags: Life, Terrible  ✍ Author: Honore de Balzac

Expectation is the mother of all frustration.

 ✍ Author: Antonio Banderas

The less I behave like Whistler's mother the night before, the more I look like her the morning after.

Tags: Morning, Night  ✍ Author: Tallulah Bankhead

It also called upon traditional people in the Four Directions to strengthen the healing ceremonies and asked people to heed the warnings of Mother Earth.

Tags: Earth, Healing  ✍ Author: Dennis Banks

Even the people who come our way look upon us in amazement, that we run only for the healing of Mother Earth.

Tags: Earth, Healing  ✍ Author: Dennis Banks

My wife is the kind of girl who will not go anywhere without her mother, and her mother will go anywhere.

Tags: Girl, Wife  ✍ Author: John Barrymore

The babe at first feeds upon the mother's bosom, but it is always on her heart.

Tags: Heart  ✍ Author: Henry Ward Beecher

God pardons like a mother, who kisses the offense into everlasting forgiveness.

Tags: God, Offense  ✍ Author: Henry Ward Beecher

What a mother sings to the cradle goes all the way down to the coffin.

Tags: Cradle, Goes  ✍ Author: Henry Ward Beecher

The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom.

Tags: Heart, Mom  ✍ Author: Henry Ward Beecher

Sweater, n.: garment worn by child when its mother is feeling chilly.

Tags: Feeling, Mom  ✍ Author: Ambrose Bierce

There's something wrong with a mother who washes out a measuring cup with soap and water after she's only measured water in it.

Tags: After, Wrong  ✍ Author: Erma Bombeck

Who in their infinite wisdom decreed that Little League uniforms be white? Certainly not a mother.

Tags: Mom, Wisdom  ✍ Author: Erma Bombeck

Thanks to my mother, not a single cardboard box has found its way back into society. We receive gifts in boxes from stores that went out of business twenty years ago.

Tags: Business, Society  ✍ Author: Erma Bombeck

I was terrible at straight items. When I wrote obituaries, my mother said the only thing I ever got them to do was die in alphabetical order.

Tags: Die, Said  ✍ Author: Erma Bombeck

When your mother asks, 'Do you want a piece of advice?' it is a mere formality. It doesn't matter if you answer yes or no. You're going to get it anyway.

Tags: Advice, Matter  ✍ Author: Erma Bombeck

It is not until you become a mother that your judgment slowly turns to compassion and understanding.

Tags: Become, Mom  ✍ Author: Erma Bombeck

When I did see the story of Persephone, I was really drawn to it. Persephone, the goddess of spring, was kept from Olympus by her mother, Demeter, because Demeter was very worried that the gods of Olympus would do something terrible to her.

Tags: Her, Spring  ✍ Author: Meg Cabot

My mother was a dancer, so I like to use the body as part of the instrument of acting.

Tags: Acting, Body  ✍ Author: John Cage

I got a part as a chorus girl in a show called Every Sailor and I had fun doing it. Mother didn't really approve of it, through.

Tags: Fun, Girl  ✍ Author: James Cagney

I'm a very traditional person. The tattoos are about my grandmother dying and they tell the story about my mother and father, my brothers and my sister, my kids. It's pretty much a family tree on my arm with my life in football too.

Tags: Family, Life  ✍ Author: Timothy F. Cahill

My mother wanted me to be a teacher. She had this vision of me walking across the quadrangle in an Oxford college wearing my academic gown.

Tags: Teacher, Wanted  ✍ Author: Simon Callow

Every one of us is, even from his mother's womb, a master craftsman of idols.

Tags: Idols, Master  ✍ Author: John Calvin

My mother was a housewife but she was also an artist. My father was an electrical engineer.

Tags: Father, She  ✍ Author: James Cameron

May I share with you my earliest memory of a political row? It was with my mother, about the Queen - classic Freudian stuff, shrinks would say. I was eight, and refusing to watch the Queen's Christmas Day broadcast.

Tags: Political  ✍ Author: Alastair Campbell

I read stories aloud at every stage. I listen to my writer friends when they kindly offer criticism. I listen to my husband when he tells me something doesn't seem right. I have my mother's boyfriend, Loring Janes, read to make sure I get everything right with the machines and guns.

Tags: Friends, Husband  ✍ Author: Billy Campbell

My father's parents were from Sardinia and my mother's from Barcelona.

Tags: Father, Parents  ✍ Author: Eric Cantona

I knew the full 'Judy Garland Carnegie Hall' double album set at age 2. And then my mother wondered why I was gay. I was like, 'Are you nuts? You would make me get on the table to sing Judy Garland songs and you're upset?'

Tags: Age, Gay  ✍ Author: Mario Cantone

Don't be like my mother when my father had a heart attack. My mother had never handled the finances. I don't ever want to see anybody go through that. Women shouldn't be in that position.

Tags: Heart, Women  ✍ Author: Capucine

My mother is Irish, my father is black and Venezuelan, and me - I'm tan, I guess.

Tags: Black, Father  ✍ Author: Joyce Carey

I used to draw a lot. If my mother would ask me to do something else, I'd have a hairy conniption. I'd just go crazy.

Tags: Crazy, Else  ✍ Author: Jim Carrey

My dad was like a stage mother he always pushed me to do what I wanted.

Tags: Dad, Wanted  ✍ Author: Jim Carrey

I praticed making faces in the mirror and it would drive my mother crazy. She used to scare me by saying that I was going to see the devil if I kept looking in the mirror. That fascinated me even more, of course.

Tags: Crazy, Saying  ✍ Author: Jim Carrey

A good wife is one who serves her husband in the morning like a mother does, loves him in the day like a sister does and pleases him like a prostitute in the night.

Tags: Good, Morning  ✍ Author: George Washington Carver

Women have always been the strong ones of the world. The men are always seeking from women a little pillow to put their heads down on. They are always longing for the mother who held them as infants.

Tags: Men, Women  ✍ Author: Coco Chanel

'My country, right or wrong' is a thing no patriot would ever think of saying except in a desperate case. It is like saying 'My mother, drunk or sober.'

Tags: Drunk, Saying  ✍ Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton

A man who says that no patriot should attack the war until it is over... is saying no good son should warn his mother of a cliff until she has fallen.

Tags: Good, War  ✍ Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton

As I have discovered by examining my past, I started out as a child. Coincidentally, so did my brother. My mother did not put all her eggs in one basket, so to speak: she gave me a younger brother named Russell, who taught me what was meant by 'survival of the fittest.'

Tags: Past, Put  ✍ Author: Bill Cosby

I have family in Italy that my mother keeps in contact with, but I don't because I don't speak Italian.

Tags: Family, Speak  ✍ Author: Pauly D

My mother got me into music when I was a little kid. She used to play music, blast it, when she was cleaning the house, while I was crawling around. I just love loud music.

Tags: Love, Music  ✍ Author: Pauly D

My mother would beat me so bad, I wouldn't be able to sit down. And I would never snitch.

Tags: Able, Bad  ✍ Author: DMX

My mother was always working for a job, so I guess I was always trained that I should have multiple jobs, multiple aspirations. And I remember she had multiple aspirations, always hearing about her dreams and things she did in the past and things she wanted to do.

Tags: Dreams, Past  ✍ Author: Puff Daddy

When I got married, my mother was very surprised. She said: 'What on earth is going on? I thought you were gay?'

Tags: Gay, Thought  ✍ Author: Stephen Daldry

My mother is a professor of early childhood education. When I was two she would say she knew I was going to be an actor.

Tags: Education, She  ✍ Author: Matt Damon

My mother had morning sickness after I was born.

Tags: After, Morning  ✍ Author: Rodney Dangerfield

My mother never breast fed me, she told me she only liked me as a friend.

Tags: Friend, She  ✍ Author: Rodney Dangerfield

I was so ugly my mother used to feed me with a sling shot.

Tags: Ugly, Used  ✍ Author: Rodney Dangerfield

When I was born I was so ugly the doctor slapped my mother.

Tags: Medical, Ugly  ✍ Author: Rodney Dangerfield

Mostly, I spend my time being a mother to my two children, working in my organic garden, raising masses of sweet peas, being passionately involved in conservation, recycling and solar energy.

Tags: Children, Time  ✍ Author: Blythe Danner

My father was a very unhappy person, very sarcastic, and my mother was very nervous and worried about what people thought. They weren't monsters, but it wasn't a good childhood.

Tags: Father, Good  ✍ Author: Paula Danziger

I do not believe in God because I do not believe in Mother Goose.

Tags: God, Goose  ✍ Author: Clarence Darrow

I've played Henry Fonda's mother so often that, whenever we run into each other, I call him 'son' and he calls me 'Ma', just to save time.

Tags: Him, Time  ✍ Author: Jane Darwell

Sometimes I feel as if I am read before I write. When I write a poem about my mother, Palestinians think my mother is a symbol for Palestine. But I write as a poet, and my mother is my mother. She's not a symbol.

Tags: Sometimes, Write  ✍ Author: Mahmoud Darwish

Ask Mother for advice on breaking into show business.

Tags: Advice, Business  ✍ Author: Jack Davenport

I'm always like, 'I can't believe I sound like my mother.' I remember running out of the house telling, 'Put your shoes on or you're going to get sick!' That's an old wives' tale, but it's like some weird mind control that I would be like that.

Tags: Control, Mind  ✍ Author: Eileen Davidson

I had a mother who was very emotionally demanding, wanting to be the centre of attention. As they say in EastEnders, she thought it was all about 'er. I spent a lot of time trying to work out what was going on.

Tags: Time, Work  ✍ Author: Andrew Davies

I ask people why they have deer heads on their walls. They always say because it's such a beautiful animal. There you go. I think my mother is attractive, but I have photographs of her.

Tags: Beautiful, Mom  ✍ Author: Ellen DeGeneres

Nature is the mother and the habitat of man, even if sometimes a stepmother and an unfriendly home.

Tags: Home, Nature  ✍ Author: John Dewey

Silence is the mother of truth.

Tags: Silence, Truth  ✍ Author: Benjamin Disraeli

An author who speaks about their own books is almost as bad as a mother who speaks about her own children.

Tags: Bad, Children  ✍ Author: Benjamin Disraeli

Diligence is the mother of good fortune.

Tags: Good, Success  ✍ Author: Benjamin Disraeli
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