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There is nothing that would upset me more than my dad being bribed by the press. It's like, 'Just let them run it, then. Don't you give them ammunition.'

Tags: Give, Run  ✍ Author: Adele

Indians mock their corrupt politicians relentlessly, but they regard their honest politicians with silent suspicion. The first thing they do when they hear of a supposedly 'clean' politician is to grin. It is a cliche that honest politicians in India tend to have dishonest sons, who collect money from people seeking an audience with Dad.

Tags: Honest, Money  ✍ Author: Aravind Adiga

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: Mother, School  ✍ Author: Ben Affleck

You know my dad pushed me to believe that I was going to be the best. I just never thought of life without tennis, even looking forward.

Tags: Best, Life  ✍ Author: Andre Agassi

We always had lutefisk for Christmas dinner, after which Dad read from the Norwegian Bible.

Tags: After  ✍ Author: Peter Agre

Dad was a chemistry professor at Saint Olaf College in Minnesota, then Oxford College in Minnesota, and a very active member of the American Chemical Society education committee, where he sat on the committee with Linus Pauling, who had authored a very phenomenally important textbook of chemistry.

Tags: Education, Society  ✍ Author: Peter Agre

My brother Bob doesn't want to be in government - he promised Dad he'd go straight.

Tags: Government, Politics  ✍ Author: John F. Kennedy

They have had such a crazy life living with me as their dad. Not crazy but different from their friends.

Tags: Crazy, Life  ✍ Author: Sebastian Bach

A father is always making his baby into a little woman. And when she is a woman he turns her back again.

Tags: Father, Woman  ✍ Author: Enid Bagnold

You can tell your uncle stuff that you could not tell your dad. That is kind of the role of an uncle. I feel very much like a father sometimes but sometimes I feel like a teammate.

Tags: Father, Sometimes  ✍ Author: Dusty Baker

I've always had an affinity for lawyers. My dad is a lawyer. He's retired now. My brother is a lawyer.

Tags: Brother, Lawyer  ✍ Author: Scott Bakula

My dad was born in Chicago in 1908... his parents came from Russia. They settled in Chicago, where they lived in a little tiny grocery store with eight or nine children - in the backroom all together - and my grandmother got the idea to go into the movie business.

Tags: Business, Children  ✍ Author: Bob Balaban

My dad was the baby. When he was born they were already successful. They sent him to business school - he probably would have loved to have been a poet or a writer or something, and he was very creative.

Tags: Business, School  ✍ Author: Bob Balaban

My dad was a high school teacher and made no money.

Tags: Money, Teacher  ✍ Author: Billy Baldwin

My dad was my Little League coach and my Cub Master.

Tags: Coach, Master  ✍ Author: Billy Baldwin

My little son, Atticus, desperately needs his dad and I haven't been there for him... and that's sad.

Tags: Him, Sad  ✍ Author: Daniel Baldwin

My dad was the biggest influence on my life because he was never boring.

Tags: Boring, Life  ✍ Author: Christian Bale

I met my grandfather just before he died, and it was the first time that I had seen Dad with a relative of his. It was interesting to see my own father as a son and the body language and alteration in attitude that comes with that, and it sort of changed our relationship for the better.

Tags: Attitude, Time  ✍ Author: Christian Bale

Look, I've got incredible pride for my family. I've absolutely fallen into that cliche of a dad who could just happily talk about my daughter endlessly.

Tags: Family, Pride  ✍ Author: Christian Bale

My dad's the one who's always been there; he's my hero, you could say. Even when he was working, he'd do anything for me. He's been the biggest influence in my life.

Tags: Hero, Life  ✍ Author: Gareth Bale

I have a theory that I really want my kids to know - the only coloration that they make between dad being in films and reality is just a lot of people doing a lot of hard work.

Tags: Reality, Work  ✍ Author: Eric Bana

When you're shooting a film, you really don't get to be a dad, and you don't really get to be a husband. You don't really exist at all. But I do drag my family with me on location whenever I can.

Tags: Family, Husband  ✍ Author: Eric Bana
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I hate being clean-shaven. My daughter gets very upset if I shave and says, 'Bring back the spikes, Dad.'

Tags: Bring, Hate  ✍ Author: Eric Bana

I never saw my dad cry. My son saw me cry. My dad never told me he loved me, and consequently I told Scott I loved him every other minute. The point is, I'll make less mistakes than my dad, my sons hopefully will make less mistakes than me, and their sons will make less mistakes than their dads.

Tags: Him, Mistakes  ✍ Author: James Caan

I think if I hadn't been a writer, I'd have been a teacher like my dad. He was a college professor, and one of my greatest regrets is that he passed away before I was able to prove to him that I wasn't going to be stuck working at Rax Roast Beef for the rest of my life!

Tags: Life, Teacher  ✍ Author: Meg Cabot

My family, they're story tellers. My mom is Irish, and my dad is Italian. In my family, we weren't allowed to watch TV while we ate - we had to sit around the table and tell stories about our day.

Tags: Family, Mom  ✍ Author: Meg Cabot

My original inspiration was my mom: a few years after the death of my dad, she started dating one my teachers!

Tags: Death, Mom  ✍ Author: Meg Cabot

My dad, Donald, was a vet and had a practice in Yorkshire. Cats and dogs were his bread and butter, but his greatest love was large animals.

Tags: Greatest, Love  ✍ Author: Alastair Campbell

When I was little, we lived on 8 acres and my mom had a horse. But when I was 7, my mom kicked my dad out, and then in order to feed us five kids, she got critters cheap or for free and raised them for food. We milked a cow, raised chickens, pigs and beef cattle. We heated our one-story house with wood and stayed cold all winter.

Tags: Food, Mom  ✍ Author: Billy Campbell

Well, I am a lot like my dad, and the character of Ted is based on my dad.

Tags: Based, Character  ✍ Author: Joseph Cannon

So my father was a person who never lied to me. If I had a question, he answered it. I knew a lot of things at a young age because I was intrigued.

Tags: Age, Father  ✍ Author: Nick Cannon

I hope I am remembered by my children as a good father.

Tags: Good, Hope  ✍ Author: Orson Scott Card

I don't think my kids have to worry too much about me embarrassing them because that's not how I would want to grow up, with wacky dad showing up at school and performing for everyone.

Tags: Everyone, School  ✍ Author: Steve Carell

I'm a fun dad, but I don't know if I'm the fun, crazy dad.

Tags: Crazy, Fun  ✍ Author: Steve Carell

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

Tags: Mother, Wanted  ✍ Author: Jim Carrey

My dad was a surgeon, my mom a nurse, and they were always out working. I had five sisters and a brother. They didn't care what I got up to.

Tags: Care, Mom  ✍ Author: Willem Dafoe

The Midwest isn't somewhere you mix with those from the performing arts. But my mum and dad would go off to Chicago every so often to see shows. They would bring back the albums and the movies, those little eight metres, and we would all watch. I think that was when I fell in love with acting.

Tags: Love, Movies  ✍ Author: Willem Dafoe

My dad came out of the Roosevelt era and the Depression. One person and one party made a difference in his life. That's what everybody forgot when they called my father and other people political bosses.

Tags: Father, Life  ✍ Author: Richard M. Daley

My parents divorced when I was young but I was brought up in two really loving households. I didn't have a contentious relationship with my mom or dad.

Tags: Mom, Parents  ✍ Author: Matt Damon

The worst advice I ever received from my dad was to play by the book.

Tags: Advice, Book  ✍ Author: Dimebag Darrell

The worst advice I ever received from my dad was to play by the book. My old man used to flip out whenever I would try to branch out and do something different. Although he didn't do it on purpose, he really held me back in the beginning.

Tags: Book, Try  ✍ Author: Dimebag Darrell

My dad bought me a guitar when I was very young, and I never looked back.

Tags: Guitar, Young  ✍ Author: Arthur Darvill

I lost my mother, who suffered from Alzheimer's disease, and we had to relocate my dad after 58 years in the family home. That was tough.

Tags: Family, Home  ✍ Author: Doug Davidson

I can definitely tell when mum has got money because then she likes to go shopping to spend it, whereas dad is steadier and avoids splurges. I like to think I've inherited both sides.

Tags: Money, Tell  ✍ Author: Sophie Ellis Bextor

Many forms, sizes and colors, I think there are heroes in sports, in life... It would be cliche to say my dad, my granddad. I think I'm a fan of people who were brave, my aunt, my grandmother, those are my heroes.

Tags: Life, Sports  ✍ Author: George Eads

My dad was in a wheelchair and on oxygen for the last few years of his life.

Tags: Last, Life  ✍ Author: Steve Earle

Often as a child you see someone with a learning disability or Down's Syndrome and my mum and dad were always very quick to explain exactly what was going on and to be in their own way inclusive and welcoming.

Tags: Learning, Someone  ✍ Author: Christopher Eccleston

I know exactly where I've come from, I know exactly who my mum and dad are.

Tags: Exactly, Mum  ✍ Author: Christopher Eccleston

My mom came from such humble beginnings and especially my dad as well. He didn't go to university.

Tags: Humble, Mom  ✍ Author: Christopher Eccleston

My dad has worked so hard his whole life. He doesn't deserve to see his daughters going out embarrassing themselves and flashing their knickers. I want to make my parents proud.

Tags: Life, Parents  ✍ Author: Christopher Eccleston

I know I'm never going to be as successful as my dad, but I get bored doing nothing. I couldn't go from vacation to vacation and have no motivation.

Tags: Bored, Successful  ✍ Author: Tamara Ecclestone

If I have 1% of my dad's brain, I'll be happy. He's so quick.

Tags: Brain, Happy  ✍ Author: Tamara Ecclestone

My dad is often horrified by what I've spent my money on.

Tags: Money, Often  ✍ Author: Tamara Ecclestone

My mum is Croatian, and obviously she's female and she's very emotional, very hot-blooded, very touchy-feely, whereas I think my dad's quite British.

Tags: Emotional, She  ✍ Author: Tamara Ecclestone

After graduating from flares and platforms in the early 1970s, I started drama school wearing a pair of khaki dungarees with one of my Dad's Army shirts, accessorised by a cat's basket doubling as a handbag. Very Lady Gaga.

Tags: After, School  ✍ Author: Billy Eckstine

I've just got crap hair. Although I inherited a lot of stuff from my dad, including giant knees, I didn't get his good, thick hair. I got my mother's thin, wispy, non-event hair instead.

Tags: Good, Mother  ✍ Author: Billy Eckstine

But while mum and dad were incredibly caring, it was also a very chaotic household where everyone fought about everything. So I know what it's like to internalize all that chaos.

Tags: Caring, Everyone  ✍ Author: Dave Eggers

That is where the irony of the film comes off, in terms of the language it employs - where he tries desperately to be a 'TV Dad,' to give advice and it's so pat it becomes ridiculous.

Tags: Advice, Give  ✍ Author: Atom Egoyan

A company that pays attention to the family unit is a successful company. We don't isolate the family. We don't make rides that say, 'Hey mom, dad, you go sit on the bench.'

Tags: Family, Mom  ✍ Author: Michael Eisner

My mom and my dad were married 56 years, and the fact that I reconciled with my dad I think made their marriage a little bit better as well.

Tags: Marriage, Mom  ✍ Author: Larry Elder

If anybody had a reason to become a delinquent, to become a criminal, to be angry at the man, to be angry at the white man, to be angry at America, it's my dad, but he did not feel that way at all.

Tags: America, Angry  ✍ Author: Larry Elder

My dad was a Marine. He was one of the Montford Point Marines. Those are the equivalent of the Tuskegee Airmen for Marines. He's a tough, tough guy. When I was 15 we had a fight, and I didn't speak to him for 10 years.

Tags: Fight, Him  ✍ Author: Larry Elder

All the learnin' my father paid for was a bit o' birch at one end and an alphabet at the other.

Tags: End, Father  ✍ Author: George Eliot

I wasn't sure how my dad would react. There was an agent sitting behind them and he told me he was embarrassed to watch the scenes. My parents have always been very open. They trust my decisions.

Tags: Parents, Trust  ✍ Author: Shannon Elizabeth

My dad was so much fun growing up.

Tags: Fun, Growing  ✍ Author: Abby Elliott

I'm a four star general in this thing, and you don't rise to the ranks of a four star general by hanging about the house being the perfect dad.

Tags: Perfect, Star  ✍ Author: Sam Elliott

My father? I never knew him. Never even seen a picture of him.

Tags: Father, Him  ✍ Author: Eminem

Nobody ever asks a father how he manages to combine marriage and a career.

Tags: Father, Marriage  ✍ Author: Sam Ewing

Mum doesn't like it when I mention that Dad's a better cook than her. He was born in Spain and spent eight years in Portugal and is exceptional at lots of cuisines.

Tags: Born, Her  ✍ Author: Paloma Faith

My parents were kind of over protective people. Me and my sister had to play in the backyard all the time. They bought us bikes for Christmas but wouldn't let us ride in the street, we had to ride in the backyard. Another Christmas, my dad got me a basketball hoop and put it in the middle of the lawn! You can't dribble on grass.

Tags: Time  ✍ Author: Jimmy Fallon

I was into the Mets because my Dad worked at IBM where he got free Mets tickets, so I was into the Mets... then I got to 'Saturday Night Live' where my boss has unbelievable N.Y. Yankees tickets, so he invites us to the games. I'm going to all the games, so I might as well root for the team I'm gonna go sit with.

Tags: Free, Night  ✍ Author: Jimmy Fallon

My dad named me Dakota and my mom came up with my first name Hannah. So it's Hannah Dakota Fanning.

Tags: Mom, Name  ✍ Author: Dakota Fanning

We love the Stooges, and young kids today don't watch them. They think it's their dad's comedy. So we thought we could reintroduce them to a new audience.

Tags: Love, Today  ✍ Author: Bobby Farrelly

I just went off for two months traveling around Europe on a motorcycle and pretty much turned my phone off. I did 5,000 miles with my dad. We went through Holland, Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, Montenegro, Italy... and then I did Spain and France by myself.

Tags: Off, Pretty  ✍ Author: Michael Fassbender

My dad said if you become a tennis professional just make sure you get into the top hundred, because you have to make a little bit of money. You make a living so you can pay your coaching and, you know, your travels.

Tags: Living, Money  ✍ Author: Roger Federer

Before, I guess, mum and dad were everything, but now, in my case, I had two new girls and all of a sudden they're completely dependent on you and there's a third generation. It's a funny shift all of a sudden. You have the babies, you have yourself and then you have your parents.

Tags: Funny, Yourself  ✍ Author: Roger Federer

When you get pure joy out of 'being' rather than 'doing' or 'seeing,' that's when you realize how big and unexplainable some things are and being a dad is one of those very few things.

Tags: Big, Joy  ✍ Author: Brendan Fehr

You see another side of Draco when he's with his dad. When Draco is with his dad, he doesn't say anything. He keeps his mouth shut. He's sort of bullied by his dad, so he acts very different.

Tags: Another, Bullied  ✍ Author: Tom Felton

My dad has always been very proud of me but I think I have exceeded his expectations. When I told him I wanted to be an actor and moved to New York City, I think he assumed I would be playing the guitar on the subway and collecting spare change in my guitar case. The fact that I'm not doing that means that I'm a huge success.

Tags: Change, Success  ✍ Author: Jesse Tyler Ferguson

My dad turned me onto Peter Sellers as a kid. I loved the fact that he was a unique combination of being extremely subtle and over-the-top all at the same time, and that's a hard thing to do. I admire that.

Tags: Hard, Time  ✍ Author: Will Ferrell

It is impossible to please all the world and one's father.

Tags: Father, Impossible  ✍ Author: Jean de La Fontaine

I'm a dad, I'm a husband, I'm an activist, I'm a writer and I'm just a student of the world.

Tags: Husband, Student  ✍ Author: Michael J. Fox

As a dad, you are the Vice President of the executive branch of parenting. It doesn't matter what your personality is like, you will always be Al Gore to your wife's Bill Clinton. She feels the pain and you are the annoying nerd telling them to turn off the lights.

Tags: Pain, Parenting  ✍ Author: Jim Gaffigan

All I want to do is be a good dad, but I'm pretty bad at it.

Tags: Bad, Good  ✍ Author: Jim Gaffigan

I wanted to be a skinny little ballerina but I was a voluptuous little Italian girl whose dad had meatballs on the table every night.

Tags: Girl, Night  ✍ Author: Lady Gaga

My dad doesn't get any of my jokes. He laughs at them, but he doesn't understand them. He's just laughing because people around him are laughing.

Tags: Him, Understand  ✍ Author: Zach Galifianakis

I didn't always want to be a dad.

 ✍ Author: Liam Gallagher

I started off as many fathers do. I enjoyed the good bits, but I was wary of the responsibility. But now I love being a dad.

Tags: Good, Love  ✍ Author: Noel Gallagher

I do think my old fella wasn't much of a... I don't remember him ever being a 'dad' dad. He was too busy working. It was a hard life, man.

Tags: Busy, Life  ✍ Author: Noel Gallagher

My dad was in the army so we moved around a lot and I changed schools every year and had to make new friends, and I found that if I was the funny guy I could do that easier.

Tags: Friends, Funny  ✍ Author: Sunil Gangopadhyay

I am lucky to have had an attentive, curious and loving dad and heart-smart, down-to-earth, gifted mother. They changed the outlooks of their own lives and have never forgotten the people and organizations that helped them dream bigger than their circumstances should have allowed.

Tags: Dream, Mother  ✍ Author: Jennifer Garner

My mom grew up in poverty in Oklahoma - like Dust Bowl, nine people in one room kind of place - and the way she got out of poverty was through education. My dad grew up without a dad, with very little and he also made his way out through education.

Tags: Education, Mom  ✍ Author: Jennifer Garner

My dad's passion was to teach adults to read so they could read to their kids.

Tags: Kids, Passion  ✍ Author: Jennie Garth

Me and my dad are the biggest promoters of an estate tax in the US. It's not a popular position.

Tags: Popular, Tax  ✍ Author: Bill Gates

One day when I was like 9, I heard the Beatles on the radio, and I asked my dad who they were. He told me they were the best band in the world, and I became obsessed. He started giving me their albums in sequential order, and I listened to them - and only them - until I was probably in high school.

Tags: Best, School  ✍ Author: Lukas Haas

I'd like to play Matt Damon's daddy. He's a wonderful actor, I really admire him, and I'd like to play his dad one day.

Tags: Him, Wonderful  ✍ Author: Larry Hagman

My dad used to flush my mother's head down the toilet. I was so screwed up.

Tags: Mother, Used  ✍ Author: Jessica Hahn

My family was very supportive of whatever I wanted because my grandfather was an opera singer. My dad's dad. So my dad has an appreciation for the arts, and he let me choose my own path.

Tags: Family, Path  ✍ Author: Tony Hale

Dad, wherever you are, you are gone but you will never be forgotten.

Tags: Gone  ✍ Author: Conrad Hall

Whenever I'm in theatre situations I will go out of my way not to talk about my father, but in the film world I can be really proud of my family and say, 'You know what: my dad's a really, really famous theatre director,' because nobody has any idea.

Tags: Family, Famous  ✍ Author: Rebecca Hall

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