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I've got some news... I'm delighted to announce that Simon and I are expecting our first child together. I wanted you to hear the news direct from me, obviously we're over the moon.

Tags: Together, Wanted  ✍ Author: Adele

I was adopting an Ethiopian child, that's not true. My house was haunted, that wasn't true. God, there's been so many rumours.

Tags: God, True  ✍ Author: Adele

I think it's possible to have been a happy child, as I was, and still question and push back with regard to societal conventions.

Tags: Happy, Question  ✍ Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

I was timid and frightened as a child. Yours truly did not shin up mountains or do any other kind of adventurous stuff.

Tags: Stuff, Truly  ✍ Author: Kate Adie

We cannot say that if a child is badly nourished he will become a criminal. We must see what conclusion the child has drawn.

Tags: Become, Cannot  ✍ Author: Alfred Adler

When a child wants to be accepted, he'll do anything. And if it means you're getting a certain amount of notoriety from a fight, that's what you'll do.

Tags: Fight, Getting  ✍ Author: Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

We are talking now of summer evenings in Knoxville, Tennessee, in the time that I lived there so successfully disguised to myself as a child.

Tags: Talking, Time  ✍ Author: James Agee

I just feel very often like a child in an absolutely weird world. I think that life is quite weird sometimes.

Tags: Life, Sometimes  ✍ Author: Cecelia Ahern

In my ideal world, no child would suffer. Charitable instincts would prevail. There would be global acceptance of all different types of people.

Tags: Acceptance, Ideal  ✍ Author: Clay Aiken

Genius is sorrow's child.

Tags: Genius, Sorrow  ✍ Author: John Adams

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, Mother  ✍ Author: Eleanor Roosevelt

A child miseducated is a child lost.

Tags: Lost  ✍ Author: John F. Kennedy

I was brought up differently than the average American child because the average child is brought up expecting to be happy.

Tags: American, Happy  ✍ Author: Marilyn Monroe

Having a child, that's always been my biggest fear. I want a child and I fear a child.

Tags: Biggest, Fear  ✍ Author: Marilyn Monroe

We have the duty to protect the life of an unborn child.

Tags: Duty, Life  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

An honest man is always a child.

Tags: Honest  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child!

Tags: Serpent, Tooth  ✍ Author: William Shakespeare

Even a minor event in the life of a child is an event of that child's world and thus a world event.

Tags: Event, Life  ✍ Author: Gaston Bachelard

As a child, the paddy field was my playground.

Tags: Field, Playground  ✍ Author: Louis Bacon

You know, as an only child, you're kind of in a bubble, and there are all sorts of things about my childhood that I still can't really place.

Tags: Childhood, Place  ✍ Author: Penn Badgley

Would I buy a cell phone for my 12-year-old?... No. I should have closer control over my child than that. He really shouldn't be in places where he needs to contact me by cell.

Tags: Control, Needs  ✍ Author: Stephen Baker

There is a 'sanctity' involved with bringing a child into this world: it is better than bombing one out of it.

Tags: Involved, Sanctity  ✍ Author: James A. Baldwin

A child cannot be taught by anyone who despises him, and a child cannot afford to be fooled.

Tags: Cannot, Him  ✍ Author: James A. Baldwin

You cannot hold a child accountable to the same standards that you hold an adult accountable to.

Tags: Cannot, Hold  ✍ Author: Alan Ball

What is a child, monsieur, but the image of two beings, the fruit of two sentiments spontaneously blended?

Tags: Fruit, Image  ✍ Author: Honore de Balzac
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If I ever complain about yachting around the Mediterranean with Madonna, who I just idolized as a child, I should be slapped across the face.

Tags: Complain, Face  ✍ Author: Elizabeth Banks

I'm an only child so am happy with my own company and I don't really get lonely.

Tags: Happy, Lonely  ✍ Author: Iain Banks

Beware of him who hates the laugh of a child.

Tags: Him, Laugh  ✍ Author: Henry Ward Beecher

There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child.

Tags: Friendship, Love  ✍ Author: Henry Ward Beecher

When a child is locked in the bathroom with water running and he says he's doing nothing but the dog is barking, call 911.

Tags: Dog, Water  ✍ Author: Erma Bombeck

There's nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child.

Tags: Morning  ✍ Author: Erma Bombeck

Touch a scientist and you touch a child.

Tags: Science, Touch  ✍ Author: Ray Bradbury

When I was a child we were sufficiently well off for me to be a picky eater and I still cannot eat vegetables cooked in the traditional British manner.

Tags: Cannot, Off  ✍ Author: Vince Cable

I was an unhappy child, and that puts me off having a child of my own.

Tags: Off, Unhappy  ✍ Author: Meg Cabot

The Child Custody Protection Act makes it a federal crime to transport a minor across state lines for the purpose of obtaining an abortion.

Tags: Makes, Purpose  ✍ Author: Ken Calvert

There is no mistaking the dismay on the face of a writer who has just heard that his brain child is a deformed idiot.

Tags: Brain, Idiot  ✍ Author: L. Sprague de Camp

I grew up 60 minutes way from Richmond, in Charlottesville, Virginia and, as a child, I was obsessed with the Civil War. I used to do re-enactments and all that stuff.

Tags: Used, War  ✍ Author: Billy Campbell

I sailed a bit as a child, but it wasn't until I was around 40, when I was halfway through Patrick O'Brian's 'Master and Commander' novels, that I had the sudden epiphany that I had to go sail on a square-rig ship.

Tags: Bit, Until  ✍ Author: Billy Campbell

But I contend that if we're providing total medical coverage for every man, woman, and child in Iraq, shouldn't we at least be doing the same thing for every man, woman, and child in the United States?

Tags: Medical, Woman  ✍ Author: Thomas Campion

Adults find pleasure in deceiving a child. They consider it necessary, but they also enjoy it. The children very quickly figure it out and then practice deception themselves.

Tags: Children, Enjoy  ✍ Author: Elias Canetti

Finishing a book is just like you took a child out in the back yard and shot it.

Tags: Book, Took  ✍ Author: Truman Capote

The top priority is leaving no child behind. We want accountability in the system, and we want schools to recognize they have a responsibility to teach students.

Tags: Leaving, System  ✍ Author: Andrew Card

To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child.

Tags: Born, Ignorant  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

A new father quickly learns that his child invariably comes to the bathroom at precisely the times when he's in there, as if he needed company. The only way for this father to be certain of bathroom privacy is to shave at the gas station.

Tags: Father, Parenting  ✍ Author: Bill Cosby

Always end the name of your child with a vowel, so that when you yell the name will carry.

Tags: End, Funny  ✍ Author: Bill Cosby

Having a child is surely the most beautifully irrational act that two people in love can commit.

Tags: Act, Love  ✍ Author: Bill Cosby

It takes three to make a child.

Tags: Takes, Three  ✍ Author: e. e. cummings

I had always been interested in screenwriting, ever since I could write things down as a child. Obviously, I started as an actor, professionally, but screenwriting was always something that I had a great interest in.

Tags: Great, Write  ✍ Author: John Francis Daley

I'm only realizing now that I was a child actress because I always took myself so seriously.

Tags: Seriously, Took  ✍ Author: Claire Danes

Every three seconds in the developing world, a child dies needlessly due to lack of basic health care and other things we all take for granted.

Tags: Care, Health  ✍ Author: Claire Danes

With my child, I hardly watch TV now.

Tags: Tv, Watch  ✍ Author: Lindsay Davenport

If you've never been hated by your child, you've never been a parent.

Tags: Hated, Parent  ✍ Author: Bette Davis

Basically, I believe the world is a jungle, and if it's not a bit of a jungle in the home, a child cannot possibly be fit to enter the outside world.

Tags: Cannot, Home  ✍ Author: Bette Davis

People always ask me, 'Were you funny as a child?' Well, no, I was an accountant.

Tags: Ask, Funny  ✍ Author: Ellen DeGeneres

It's all kinds of these profound things crashing on you when your child arrives into the world. It's like you've met your reason to live.

Tags: Profound, Reason  ✍ Author: Johnny Depp

Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action.

Tags: Experience, Thought  ✍ Author: Benjamin Disraeli

Success is the child of audacity.

Tags: Audacity, Success  ✍ Author: Benjamin Disraeli

I've seen a dead body, I've seen some pretty gruesome fist fights, I've been a hunter since I was a child, though I don't anymore, I've gutted wild game.

Tags: Game, Pretty  ✍ Author: George Eads

Having a child at 55... that's optimism.

Tags: Optimism  ✍ Author: Steve Earle

Teaching prejudice to a child is itself a form of bullying. You've got to be taught to hate.

Tags: Bullying, Hate  ✍ Author: Roger Ebert

Far less wealthy industrialized countries have committed to end child poverty, while the United States is sliding backwards. We can do better. We must demand that our leaders do better.

Tags: End, Poverty  ✍ Author: Marian Wright Edelman

I don't think that anyone can prepare for raising a child. I think it's one of those jobs that is far more overwhelming than you could ever expect and far more satisfying than you can ever expect.

Tags: Anyone, Far  ✍ Author: Lisa Edelstein

Every parent has gone through a period when their child wasn't so happy with them.

Tags: Happy, Parent  ✍ Author: Elizabeth Edwards

People find it a great blessing if their child left behind a child.

Tags: Blessing, Great  ✍ Author: Elizabeth Edwards

There's no tragedy in life like the death of a child. Things never get back to the way they were.

Tags: Death, Life  ✍ Author: Dwight D. Eisenhower

I was the classic middle child in some ways, the one who could have been a priest in an alternate universe.

Tags: Universe, Ways  ✍ Author: Chiwetel Ejiofor

Dancing is my number one love. That was my first goal as a child. I would love to do stage, maybe do Chicago. I love being in front of an audience. It's so stimulating. I also love to barbecue.

Tags: Goal, Love  ✍ Author: Carmen Electra

I think the future of psychotherapy and psychology is in the school system. We need to teach every child how to rarely seriously disturb himself or herself and how to overcome disturbance when it occurs.

Tags: Future, School  ✍ Author: Albert Ellis

I have no hostility to nature, but a child's love to it. I expand and live in the warm day like corn and melons.

Tags: Love, Nature  ✍ Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson

Never in any case say I have lost such a thing, but I have returned it. Is your child dead? It is a return. Is your wife dead? It is a return. Are you deprived of your estate? Is not this also a return?

Tags: Lost, Wife  ✍ Author: Nora Ephron

I really like to please people, and I think it's a symptom of being an only child.

Tags: Please, Symptom  ✍ Author: Paloma Faith

I'm just not one of those people who thought having biological children was that important, to me it was more about wanting to raise a child.

Tags: Children, Thought  ✍ Author: Edie Falco

Divorced men are more likely to meet their car payments than their child support obligations.

Tags: Car, Men  ✍ Author: Susan Faludi

In fact, ballet companies did not exist in the Midwest when I was a child.

Tags: Exist, Fact  ✍ Author: Suzanne Farrell

Once I started dancing, I was not the spoiled brat or the rebellious child that I was as a child.

Tags: Once, Started  ✍ Author: Suzanne Farrell

Child stars have nothing. They have no choice.

Tags: Choice, Stars  ✍ Author: Corey Feldman

I look for the safety of my child. I don't really care about me.

Tags: Care, Safety  ✍ Author: Corey Feldman

I was never taught how to raise a child, because I wasn't raised properly.

Tags: Properly, Taught  ✍ Author: Corey Feldman

I was a disruptive child.

Tags: Disruptive  ✍ Author: Allyson Felix

You do get fond of your characters. Handing them on is like giving a child to a nanny.

Tags: Characters, Giving  ✍ Author: Julian Fellowes

What happens when you're a child professional is that you have to be, well, professional. You're taught not to have tantrums, to always people-please.

Tags: Happens, Taught  ✍ Author: Rio Ferdinand

I was a child actor. I was this spaz kid diagnosed with ADHD, and I worked all the time.

Tags: Actor, Time  ✍ Author: Rio Ferdinand

As far as female vocalists, I love Heart, Joan Jett, Courtney Love, Laura Branigan, Linda Ronstadt, Barbra Streisand - or going back to when I was a child, Aileen Quinn, the original Annie.

Tags: Heart, Love  ✍ Author: Rio Ferdinand

I've been running my whole life. Running into bars, running around the world. But when you have a child, you can't run. That was a revelation.

Tags: Life, Whole  ✍ Author: Craig Ferguson

As a child, I didn't know what I didn't have. I'm thankful for the challenges early on in my life because now I have a perspective on the world and kind of know what's important.

Tags: Life, Thankful  ✍ Author: America Ferrera

I was an open, smiley and gregarious child. I could make friends in 30 seconds wherever I went.

Tags: Friends, Open  ✍ Author: America Ferrera

I'm married, you know. I love my husband and I have a child.

Tags: Husband, Love  ✍ Author: Tina Fey

A child's kiss is magic. Why else would they be so stingy with them?

Tags: Else, Why  ✍ Author: Harvey Fierstein

You may feel powerless as a child, but the world will one day be yours. And you're responsible for it. So, seize the day and take charge of it.

Tags: May, Seize  ✍ Author: Harvey Fierstein

What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.

Tags: Between, Intelligence  ✍ Author: Sigmund Freud

Christmas to a child is the first terrible proof that to travel hopefully is better than to arrive.

Tags: Travel  ✍ Author: Stephen Fry

If you don't feel safe as a child, you can't learn.

Tags: Learn, Safe  ✍ Author: Lady Gaga

Marketers are out there trying to figure out how to get your money out of your child.

Tags: Money, Trying  ✍ Author: Liam Gallagher

A child did approach me in a restaurant in Cornwall, but he thought I was Gandalf.

Tags: Approach, Thought  ✍ Author: Michael Gambon

Research on child abuse suggests that religious beliefs can foster, encourage, and justify the abuse of children. When contempt for sex underlies teachings, this creates a breeding ground for abuse.

Tags: Children, Sex  ✍ Author: Mary Garden

How strange when an illusion dies. It's as though you've lost a child.

Tags: Lost, Strange  ✍ Author: Judy Garland

The thing about all my food is that everything is a remembered flavor. Maybe it's something I had as a child or maybe it's something I had in Milan, but I want it to taste better than you ever thought.

Tags: Food, Thought  ✍ Author: Ina Garten

It is still just unbelievable to us that diarrhea is one of the leading causes of child deaths in the world.

Tags: Causes, Leading  ✍ Author: Melinda Gates

Having children made us look differently at all these things that we take for granted, like taking your child to get a vaccine against measles or polio.

Tags: Against, Children  ✍ Author: Melinda Gates

I have loved corsets since I was small. When I was a child, my grandmother took me to an exhibition, and they had a corset on display. I loved the flesh color, the salmon satin, the lace.

Tags: Loved, Small  ✍ Author: Jean Paul Gaultier
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