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That he delights in the misery of others no man will confess, and yet what other motive can make a father cruel?

Tags: Cruel, Others  ✍ Author: Joseph Addison

My father was a psychiatrist and a social worker but he was a very talented painter and musician and writer on the side.

Tags: Social, Writer  ✍ Author: Tunde Adebimpe

I had grown up in a privileged, upper-caste Hindu community; and because my father worked for a Catholic hospital, we lived in a prosperous Christian neighborhood.

Tags: Christian, Community  ✍ Author: Aravind Adiga

My father was a very difficult man.

Tags: Difficult  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

I look a lot like my father and his mother.

Tags: Mother  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

My father has positional vertigo, and if he flies he gets really dizzy, so he has to drive out to California, which he does a couple times a year. We talk, but we e-mail mostly.

Tags: Talk, Year  ✍ Author: Ben Affleck

My father actually moved out from Chicago just so he could play tennis 365 days a year, so it was - it was a place we played every day. We played before school. We played after school. We woke up. We played tennis. We brushed our teeth in that order.

Tags: After, School  ✍ Author: Andre Agassi

I was five years old when I wrote my first song. It was out of longing for my father that I wrote it.

Tags: Old, Song  ✍ Author: Shmuel Yosef Agnon

The beginnings of my studies also came to me from my father, as well as from the Rabbinical Judge of our town. But they were preceded by three tutors under whom I studied, one after the other, from the time I was three and a half till I turned eight and a half.

Tags: Judge, Time  ✍ Author: Shmuel Yosef Agnon

I grew up in Minnesota. Four generations of my father's people are buried there.

Tags: Four, Minnesota  ✍ Author: Peter Agre

My father was a general manager with Hyatt, so we lived in the hotel so he would be close by if there were any problems. My mum was always adamant about us not abusing it. So I still had to clean my room. Housekeeping would never come and do it.

Tags: General, Problems  ✍ Author: Dianna Agron

I used to make up stories about my father. I would go to the movies and look for a character who looked like my father.

Tags: Character, Movies  ✍ Author: Danny Aiello

My father never saw me play ball, and I was an outstanding ballplayer. I missed all that adoration.

Tags: Ball, Missed  ✍ Author: Danny Aiello

My father was a good man, but he was a con man. He was a wanderer, nomadic.

Tags: Con, Good  ✍ Author: Danny Aiello

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

Tags: Influence, Mother  ✍ Author: Danny Aiello

My father was never around. It was almost as if he didn't exist. I would tell my friends he was in Cleveland, on business. Sometimes, every six months or so, he would come by for dinner.

Tags: Business, Friends  ✍ Author: Danny Aiello

To go to the synagogue with one's father on the Passover eve - is there in the world a greater pleasure than that? What is it worth to be dressed in new clothes from head to foot, and to show off before one's friends? Then the prayers themselves - the first Festival evening prayer and blessing.

Tags: Evening, Friends  ✍ Author: Sholom Aleichem

When I was a youngster I lived with different families. I nearly always felt closer to the man of the house. Maybe because I always dreamed of having a father of my own.

Tags: Felt, House  ✍ Author: Marilyn Monroe

I may neither choose who I would, nor refuse who I dislike; so is the will of a living daughter curbed by the will of a dead father.

Tags: Living, May  ✍ Author: William Shakespeare

When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry.

Tags: Laugh  ✍ Author: William Shakespeare

It is a wise father that knows his own child.

Tags: Wise  ✍ Author: William Shakespeare

I'd love to romance Aishwarya Rai. But I'm 58 now. So I have to play her father.

Tags: Her, Love  ✍ Author: Amitabh Bachchan

My favorite memories growing up in North Carolina were hunting and fishing with my father and brothers. There, I developed a deep appreciation for protecting land and waterways. There, I learned outdoorsmanship.

Tags: Deep, Learned  ✍ Author: Louis Bacon

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

Tags: Dad, Woman  ✍ Author: Enid Bagnold

I was a terrible father. The most I ever did for my children was to teach them chess. At least they got that.

Tags: Children, Teach  ✍ Author: David Bailey
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My father was a tailor, my mother a machinist.

Tags: Mother, Tailor  ✍ Author: David Bailey

I could, I think, quite easily have gone to Oxford. I got four good A levels, but my father's income was such that I wouldn't have got a grant, and he wouldn't let me go to university, and that was the end of it.

Tags: End, Good  ✍ Author: Colin Baker

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: Dad, Sometimes  ✍ Author: Dusty Baker

A man writing a letter is a man in the act of thinking, and it was an exercise Reagan obviously enjoyed. After his first meeting with Gorbachev, for example, he sent a 'Dear Murph' letter about it to his old friend George Murphy, a former senator and actor who had once played Reagan's father in a film.

Tags: Friend, Writing  ✍ Author: Russell Baker

I have a 92 year old father whose doing beautifully who lives in Chicago and a sister and a nephew and a niece and I love coming back and try to do so fairly often.

Tags: Love, Try  ✍ Author: Bob Balaban

If the relationship of father to son could really be reduced to biology, the whole earth would blaze with the glory of fathers and sons.

Tags: Son, Whole  ✍ Author: James A. Baldwin

It would be curious to know what leads a man to become a stationer rather than a baker, when he is no longer compelled, as among the Egyptians, to succeed to his father's craft.

Tags: Become, Rather  ✍ Author: Honore de Balzac

My father made sure I was treated equally with my brothers.

Tags: Brothers, Sure  ✍ Author: George Bancroft

I have a Father's Day every day.

 ✍ Author: Dennis Banks

Doubt is the father of invention.

Tags: Doubt, Invention  ✍ Author: Ambrose Bierce

It is a wise tune that knows its own father, and I like my music to be the legitimate offspring of respectable parents.

Tags: Music, Wise  ✍ Author: Samuel Butler

I know it sounds trite but I wanted to make a difference. Political debates with my father had been fraught because he was uncompromising and explosive but if he taught me one thing it was to air my views.

Tags: Political, Wanted  ✍ Author: Vince Cable

I made friends with a boy who was a communist when I was 13 and that broadened my political views, but it also brought me into conflict with my father who was very Right-wing.

Tags: Friends, Political  ✍ Author: Vince Cable

Having been a father for 19 years I realise fatherhood has changed me.

Tags: Changed, Fatherhood  ✍ Author: John Cage

My father was always getting excited about something. It's genetically inside me somewhere.

Tags: Excited, Getting  ✍ Author: John Cage

The thing that drives me more than anything else is being a father.

Tags: Drives, Else  ✍ Author: Dean Cain

I'm a single father, I don't like to be away from my son. So I'll go out, make a film and come back. Repeat. And it's worked out very well for the last 11 years.

Tags: Single, Son  ✍ Author: Dean Cain

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

Tags: Mother, She  ✍ Author: James Cameron

My aunty says I'm the double of my father. He was a workaholic, which I've definitely inherited. And like me, he could be the life and soul of the party, but also quite withdrawn.

Tags: Life, Soul  ✍ Author: Alastair Campbell

My father was in the ad business, and he wanted to be a painter.

Tags: Business, Wanted  ✍ Author: Bruce Campbell

I'll meet the raging of the skies, but not an angry father.

Tags: Angry, Meet  ✍ Author: Thomas Campbell

My career did start in the Spanish language industry, and that's probably because my father is my manager. He pushed my career in the direction he knew best.

Tags: Best, Career  ✍ Author: Jencarlos Canela

My first language is both English and Spanish. My mom was raised in Los Angeles, so with her we spoke English, but my father was born in Cuba, so with him we spoke Spanish.

Tags: Him, Mom  ✍ Author: Jencarlos Canela

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, Dad  ✍ Author: Nick Cannon

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

Tags: Mother, Parents  ✍ Author: Eric Cantona

My father identified as a black man. No one asked him because he was clearly black. But people always ask me. If we were together, people would look at us in a really strange way. It sucked. As a little girl I had blond hair and they'd look at me, look at him, and be disgusted.

Tags: Black, Girl  ✍ Author: Joyce Carey

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

Tags: Black, Mother  ✍ Author: Joyce Carey

But seek till ye find, and, whatever ye find for the present, let your last act be to lay and leave yourselves on the righteousness of His Son, expecting life through His name, according to the promise of the Father.

Tags: Life, Son  ✍ Author: William Carey

I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

Tags: Life, Truth  ✍ Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton

As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you.

Tags: Love, Loved  ✍ Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton

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: Child, Parenting  ✍ Author: Bill Cosby

If the new American father feels bewildered and even defeated, let him take comfort from the fact that whatever he does in any fathering situation has a fifty percent chance of being right.

Tags: American, Him  ✍ Author: Bill Cosby

Nothing I've ever done has given me more joys and rewards than being a father to my children.

Tags: Children, Done  ✍ Author: Bill Cosby

I remember as a teen being able to eat more than my father. I was growing so fast and my body couldn't keep up.

Tags: Remember, Teen  ✍ Author: Saskia de Brauw

I believe the most compelling explanation of Obama's actions is that he is, just like his father, an anti-colonialist.

Tags: Actions, Obama  ✍ Author: Dinesh D\'Souza

Obama gets his identity and his ideology from his father.

Tags: Identity, Obama  ✍ Author: Dinesh D\'Souza

I was born William. My father was William. I came from a big family, I hated being called Billy. Willem's a nickname; it's a Dutch name, very common in the Netherlands.

Tags: Big, Family  ✍ Author: Willem Dafoe

My father was a Norwegian who came from a small town near Oslo. He broke his arm at the elbow when he was 14, and they amputated it.

Tags: Small, Town  ✍ Author: Roald Dahl

Though my father was Norwegian, he always wrote his diaries in perfect English.

Tags: Perfect, Though  ✍ Author: Roald Dahl

Guitar Player Magazine says Dick Dale is the father of Heavy Metal, blowing up 48 amplifiers, creating the first power amplifier.

Tags: Guitar, Power  ✍ Author: Dick Dale

I met Leo Fender, who is the guru of all amplifiers, and he gave me a Stratocaster. He became a second father to me.

Tags: Gave, Second  ✍ Author: Dick Dale

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: Dad, Life  ✍ Author: Richard M. Daley

I'm from California, but my father, who passed away when I was young, was from Newark. When I was kid, we would go back east and catch Yankees games. His side of the family are big Yankees fans. But, the real connection came in '97 when I moved to New York and became friends with the team.

Tags: Family, Real  ✍ Author: Carson Daly

My father carries around the picture of the kid who came with his wallet.

Tags: Kid, Picture  ✍ Author: Rodney Dangerfield

I remember the time I was kidnapped and they sent a piece of my finger to my father. He said he wanted more proof.

Tags: Remember, Time  ✍ Author: Rodney Dangerfield

I grew up in New Jersey and my father was a golf pro, so I was groomed for sports, but I wasn't very good, so my interests lay elsewhere.

Tags: Good, Sports  ✍ Author: Joe Dante

I didn't expect to be doing a whole bunch of Amber Browns. And because it was just one book, and the father had moved away, I didn't realize I was going to have to deal more with shared custody, divorce and all those issues.

Tags: Away, Book  ✍ Author: Paula Danziger

When my father would yell at me, I told myself someday I'd use it in a book.

Tags: Book, Someday  ✍ Author: Paula Danziger

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: Good, Mother  ✍ Author: Paula Danziger

Mr. Burns is a father symbol to me, and you can omit the word symbol.

Tags: Symbol, Word  ✍ Author: Bobby Darin

George Burns was the father I never had.

Tags: Burns, George  ✍ Author: Bobby Darin

I don't think I'll be playing again. I'm very content and happy, doing the types of things I haven't gotten to do, be a father.

Tags: Again, Happy  ✍ Author: Antonio Davis

I have to be a father first and a husband first.

Tags: Husband  ✍ Author: Antonio Davis

I suppose if you look back to your early childhood you accept everything people tell you, and that includes a heavy dose of irrationality - you're told about tooth fairies and Father Christmas and things.

Tags: Tell  ✍ Author: Richard Dawkins

A king, realizing his incompetence, can either delegate or abdicate his duties. A father can do neither. If only sons could see the paradox, they would understand the dilemma.

Tags: Either, Understand  ✍ Author: Marlene Dietrich

My father used to call me the laughing hyena.

Tags: Call, Used  ✍ Author: Phyllis Diller

My father was somewhat to the right of Genghis Khan.

Tags: Khan, Somewhat  ✍ Author: Lawrence Eagleburger

There's no such thing as a teenager that listens to a single word their father says.

Tags: Single, Word  ✍ Author: Justin Townes Earle

My parents split up when I was about 2. I realize more and more how much I'm like my father. My gentleness comes from my mother.

Tags: Mother, Parents  ✍ Author: Justin Townes Earle

I didn't do anything differently than what my father was doing. It's a really hard family to rebel in. I could have become an accountant. Or I could have become a Republican.

Tags: Family, Hard  ✍ Author: Justin Townes Earle

Growing up, I've enjoyed hunting with my father.

Tags: Growing, Teen  ✍ Author: Dale Earnhardt

At the age of about eight years, if he is a boy, she turns him over to his father for more Spartan training.

Tags: Age, Him  ✍ Author: Charles Eastman

The film is about Joe discovering who his mother and father are and his relationship with them, and the identity crisis he goes through once he finds out who his parents are.

Tags: Crisis, Mother  ✍ Author: Christopher Eccleston

My father started with nothing and is a self-made man. No matter what I do with my life, I can never match his accomplishments.

Tags: Life, Matter  ✍ Author: Tamara Ecclestone

Tony knew me both as an athlete and as a person. He cared for me like a father.

Tags: Both, Knew  ✍ Author: Dennis Eckersley

We are celebrating the feast of the Eternal Birth which God the Father has borne and never ceases to bear in all eternity... But if it takes not place in me, what avails it? Everything lies in this, that it should take place in me.

Tags: God, Place  ✍ Author: Aaron Eckhart

My daughter has always had a strong sense of her own identity. From the day she was born her father and I were in love with and in awe of her and still are.

Tags: Love, Strong  ✍ Author: Billy Eckstine

My father was an accountant and his father was a typographer.

Tags: Accountant  ✍ Author: Umberto Eco

There's really no point in having children if you're not going to be home enough to father them.

Tags: Home, Parenting  ✍ Author: Anthony Edwards

My father had slowed down playing a little... I was 'round 10 or 12 years old. Every time he put his guitar down, I pick it up.

Tags: Guitar, Time  ✍ Author: David Edwards

My father had gone to Vietnam.

Tags: Gone, Vietnam  ✍ Author: Elizabeth Edwards

I have three living children for whom this is a father who I want them to love and on whom they're going to have to rely if my disease takes a bad turn.

Tags: Bad, Love  ✍ Author: Elizabeth Edwards

There is nothing about resilience that I can say that my father did not first utter silently in eighteen years of living inside a two-dimensional cutout of himself.

Tags: Himself, Living  ✍ Author: Elizabeth Edwards

I loved every minute of my childhood - sunbathing on the fire escape, digging for buried treasure in the back yard, pulling alewives out of the sand... Then it was all taken away from me. I came back every summer to visit my father until I was 18, but I was always the outsider.

Tags: Away, Fire  ✍ Author: Jennifer Egan

The father's greatest folly is that he believes he can be a much more simple person than he is; he is not really able to deal with his own complexity as a human being.

Tags: Greatest, Simple  ✍ Author: Atom Egoyan
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