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There is nothing worse that a thirteen-year-old boy. You're embarrassed by your parents, and you're trying to find your independance because, deep inside, you are so dependent on your mom.

Tags: Deep, Mom  ✍ Author: Ben Affleck

It's a sad moment, really, when parents first become a bit frightened of their children.

Tags: Children, Sad  ✍ Author: Ama Ata Aidoo

When I was kidnapped, my parents snapped into action. They rented out my room.

Tags: Action, Room  ✍ Author: Woody Allen

I don't think my parents liked me. They put a live teddy bear in my crib.

Tags: Liked, Put  ✍ Author: Woody Allen

The joys of parents are secret, and so are their grieves and fears.

Tags: Fears, Secret  ✍ Author: Francis Bacon

When you're in a relationship you want it to work. My parents did, I did. But we are not taught how to make it work.

Tags: Taught, Work  ✍ Author: Erykah Badu

When my parents died, it became clear to me that there was an end in sight. Death was never a real thing to me. And then when that happened I realized I only have so many years left, if I'm lucky.

Tags: Death, End  ✍ Author: Rick Baker

Children rarely want to know who their parents were before they were parents, and when age finally stirs their curiosity, there is no parent left to tell them.

Tags: Age, Children  ✍ Author: Russell Baker

And I not only inherited an aversion to the nine-to-five routine, but the sense from my parents that being bored and boring is the worst thing that you can be.

Tags: Bored, Boring  ✍ Author: Christian Bale

Follow your own passion - not your parents', not your teachers' - yours.

Tags: Follow, Passion  ✍ Author: Robert Ballard

Brevity and conciseness are the parents of correction.

Tags: Brevity, Correction  ✍ Author: Hosea Ballou

We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves.

Tags: Love, Parenting  ✍ Author: Henry Ward Beecher

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

Tags: Baseball, Good  ✍ Author: Yogi Berra

Somewhere it is written that parents who are critical of other people's children and publicly admit they can do better are asking for it.

Tags: Children, Written  ✍ Author: Erma Bombeck

My parents are my backbone. Still are. They're the only group that will support you if you score zero or you score 40.

Tags: Group, Support  ✍ Author: Kobe Bryant

It is paradoxical that many educators and parents still differentiate between a time for learning and a time for play without seeing the vital connection between them.

Tags: Learning, Time  ✍ Author: Leo Buscaglia

Parents are the last people on earth who ought to have children.

Tags: Children, Funny  ✍ Author: Samuel Butler

Sometimes I just want to write a really intense love scene. But I can't do that in my books for teens, or parents will complain - believe me, I've tried.

Tags: Love, Sometimes  ✍ Author: Meg Cabot

There's nothing secret about it. Everyone knows that I am waiting for my real parents, the king and queen, to come restore me to my rightful throne.

Tags: Real, Waiting  ✍ Author: Meg Cabot
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I think the shyness one feels in childhood is often overcome with time. There are children who hide behind their parents' legs, but you don't see grown-ups hiding behind people. It just doesn't happen. I mean, not that often. People develop social skills over time.

Tags: Children, Time  ✍ Author: Jonathan Cain

Our children are not going to be just 'our children' - they are going to be other people's husbands and wives and the parents of our grandchildren.

Tags: Children, Husbands  ✍ Author: Mary Calderone

When children have grieving parents it's also common for them to feel an obligation to cheer them up and make them happy.

Tags: Children, Happy  ✍ Author: Simon Callow

Excuse me if I'm clinging on to life, but my parents wove me from tight thread.

Tags: Excuse, Life  ✍ Author: Jeanne Calment

My parents had a difficult divorce.

Tags: Difficult, Divorce  ✍ Author: Christian Camargo

I've been acting since second grade, telling stories, making my parents laugh here and there, so I'm hoping my 'thing' is acting. But I also make a really good bread pudding.

Tags: Good, Laugh  ✍ Author: Anna Camp

Freud taught us that it wasn't God that imposed judgment on us and made us feel guilty when we stepped out of line. Instead, it was the superego - that idealized concept of what a good person is supposed to be and do - given to us by our parents, that condemned us for what had been hitherto regarded as ungodly behavior.

Tags: God, Good  ✍ Author: Thomas Campion

Indecision and delays are the parents of failure.

Tags: Failure, Indecision  ✍ Author: George Canning

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

Tags: Father, Mother  ✍ Author: Eric Cantona

A lunch date is more fun than a dinner date; you're not tired. It's a secret that not a lot of other parents told me about.

Tags: Fun, Tired  ✍ Author: Jessica Capshaw

I was extremely close with my parents. Breaking away from that is a double-edged sword: It's something you need to do, but it's hard to cut the apron strings.

Tags: Away, Hard  ✍ Author: Linda Cardellini

I got a lot of support from my parents. That's the one thing I always appreciated. They didn't tell me I was being stupid; they told me I was being funny.

Tags: Funny, Stupid  ✍ Author: Jim Carrey

I was not encouraged to follow the career of a writer because my parents thought that I was going to starve to death. They thought nobody can make a living from being a writer in Brazil. They were not wrong.

Tags: Career, Death  ✍ Author: Paulo Coelho

Parents are people who yell and they yell and they yell and they yell. And you already have the point... and they're still yelling.

Tags: Point, Yelling  ✍ Author: Bill Cosby

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

Tags: Justice, Peace  ✍ Author: Bill Cosby

I grew up with classical music blasting in my parents' living room and my older brother's practicing saxophone in his room listening to jazz... a beautiful chaos.

Tags: Beautiful, Music  ✍ Author: Josephine de La Baume

Ring up your parents and ring up your kids and tell them that you love them.

Tags: Love, Tell  ✍ Author: Stephen Daldry

Parents are perhaps the most common object of resentment, the people who are most frequently blamed for all our failings and failures alike.

Tags: Common, Resentment  ✍ Author: Theodore Dalrymple

I'm a big traveler these days. I was in Hong Kong. I live there. I was just in Belgium with my parents and now I'm on my way to North America. You will find me all over.

Tags: America, Big  ✍ Author: Jean-Claude Van Damme

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: Dad, Mom  ✍ Author: Matt Damon

I was very driven to act from a very young age, and my parents were not only tolerant of that drive but also encouraging.

Tags: Age, Young  ✍ Author: Claire Danes

I'm exceptionally open with my own parents, and they're exceptionally open with me.

Tags: Open  ✍ Author: Claire Danes

Growing up in New York with artist parents - a very liberal environment, where we were always encouraged to challenge the status quo - I think for a long time I confused jingoism with patriotism. And that is a mistake.

Tags: Patriotism, Time  ✍ Author: Claire Danes

On Halloween, the parents sent their kids out looking like me.

Tags: Kids, Looking  ✍ Author: Rodney Dangerfield

I could tell my parents hated me. My bath toys were a toaster and a radio.

Tags: Radio, Tell  ✍ Author: Rodney Dangerfield

When I was a kid my parents moved a lot, but I always found them.

Tags: Found, Kid  ✍ Author: Rodney Dangerfield

I try to be careful because technology changes so much over the years. But some things don't change. Kids and parents have disagreements, kids try to manipulate, parents try to sit down with rules and regs. That part never changes.

Tags: Change, Technology  ✍ Author: Paula Danziger

I'm more married to Sandy now than when we were married with the legal document. We're still married as parents.

Tags: Legal, Married  ✍ Author: Bobby Darin

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

Tags: Children, Lives  ✍ Author: Clarence Darrow

I think the one thing this picture shows that's new is the psychological disproportion of the kids' demands on the parents. Parents are often at fault, but the kids have some work to do, too.

Tags: Kids, Work  ✍ Author: Richard Dawkins

I think like any marriage, especially when you've had divorced parents like myself; you want to try even harder to make it work.

Tags: Marriage, Work  ✍ Author: Princess Diana

We believed in our idea - a family park where parents and children could have fun- together.

Tags: Children, Family  ✍ Author: Walt Disney

I have frequently gained my first real insight into the character of parents by studying their children.

Tags: Character, Children  ✍ Author: Arthur Conan Doyle

My parents are good role models because they've worked hard and gave me a happy childhood.

Tags: Good, Happy  ✍ Author: Sophie Ellis Bextor

My parents separated when I was four. It wasn't the smoothest of divorces, but then as my mother always says, 'You can't have a passionate marriage without a passionate divorce.'

Tags: Marriage, Mother  ✍ Author: Sophie Ellis Bextor

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: Father, Mother  ✍ Author: Justin Townes Earle

I grew up in a racially mixed neighborhood. So going over to friends' houses for dinner, their parents listened to Al Green and Luther Ingram. It was something that hit me early on, the feeling that came across.

Tags: Feeling, Friends  ✍ Author: Justin Townes Earle

I promise you that I did not become an addict because of anything to do with the behavior of either of my parents. Everybody has to make their own choices.

Tags: Become, Everybody  ✍ Author: Steve Earle

My parents moved to Florida when I was 12, and my backyard was the Gulf of Mexico.

Tags: Florida, Moved  ✍ Author: Sylvia Earle

Parents and schools should place great emphasis on the idea that it is all right to be different. Racism and all the other 'isms' grow from primitive tribalism, the instinctive hostility against those of another tribe, race, religion, nationality, class or whatever. You are a lucky child if your parents taught you to accept diversity.

Tags: Great, Religion  ✍ Author: Roger Ebert

Parents forgive their children least readily for the faults they themselves instilled in them.

Tags: Children, Forgive  ✍ Author: Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

My parents always knew I was hopeless at everything else, I was fortunate in that I was backed all the way. I came to it late and only because I thought there'd be loads of women and drinking!

Tags: Thought, Women  ✍ Author: Christopher Eccleston

It can be very difficult to trace your birth parents.

Tags: Birth, Difficult  ✍ Author: Christopher Eccleston

We like to think that our parents made a decision to bring us into the world.

Tags: Bring, Decision  ✍ 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: Dad, Life  ✍ Author: Christopher Eccleston

My parents were very well-off, but we didn't have a crazy-huge house. We didn't have thousands of workers and staff; it was just my mum doing the majority of the housework. We didn't have nannies. I wasn't brought up in any sort of extravagant way.

Tags: House, Majority  ✍ Author: Christopher Eccleston

There's a big difference between being privileged and being spoilt. My parents always said, 'Spoilt means ruined, and you're not ruined, just incredibly fortunate.'

Tags: Big, Said  ✍ Author: Tamara Ecclestone

Before mobile phones, I used to call my parents from a phone box and reverse the charges.

Tags: Call, Used  ✍ Author: Tamara Ecclestone

My parents are opposites who balance each other out.

Tags: Balance, Opposites  ✍ Author: Tamara Ecclestone

To all those mothers and fathers who are struggling with teen-agers, I say, just be patient: even though it looks like you can't do anything right for a number of years, parents become popular again when kids reach 20.

Tags: Again, Become  ✍ Author: Marian Wright Edelman

You didn't have a choice about the parents you inherited, but you do have a choice about the kind of parent you will be.

Tags: Choice, Parent  ✍ Author: Marian Wright Edelman

You can't do things unexpected in life if you're not willing to take a risk, and it's easier to risk your own life than it is for your parent to watch you take risks. It's very, very hard for parents to see children doing things that aren't a solid path. I've been through that.

Tags: Children, Life  ✍ Author: Lisa Edelstein

The thing that impresses me most about America is the way parents obey their children.

Tags: America, Children  ✍ Author: Edward VIII

My heart goes out to the grieving parents who lost their two-year-old or their newborn.

Tags: Heart, Lost  ✍ Author: Elizabeth Edwards

You can do and use the skills that you have. The schools need you. The teachers need you. Students and parents need you. They need your actual person: your physical personhood and your open minds and open ears and boundless compassion, sitting next to them, listening and nodding and asking questions for hours at a time.

Tags: Compassion, Time  ✍ Author: Dave Eggers

I really believe strongly that kids should be spared the runoff of their parents' lives and problems.

Tags: Kids, Problems  ✍ Author: Dave Eggers

My parents taught me to believe that through the creative act, we're able to transcend and give a response to desecration.

Tags: Creative, Give  ✍ Author: Atom Egoyan

I distanced myself, relatively, from my parents for a year or so in my late twenties. It was necessary for me to feel my autonomy. Other than that brief gap, we have always been a very close family.

Tags: Family, Year  ✍ Author: Jennifer Ehle

When I was a little kid, my parents would show me Marx Brothers' films and westerns and stuff like that. That's where all my desire to be an actor comes from and probably most of my understanding of acting comes from for sure.

Tags: Acting, Show  ✍ Author: Alden Ehrenreich

I was very much an only child who was raised by the television and movies, and I grew up in New York. We weren't, like, rich people, but we were middle-class people and my parents supported this love I had for entertainment.

Tags: Love, Movies  ✍ Author: Billy Eichner

I would teach U.K. parents how to stop their children throwing litter. London is a beautiful city but its streets are disgusting.

Tags: Beautiful, Children  ✍ Author: Britt Ekland

It's weird because my parents don't really understand my business. I get fan mail all day long, but if a piece happens to get to their house, they're like, 'Oh, my God, you've got a fan! You have to write them back. You have to do it!'

Tags: Business, God  ✍ Author: Idris Elba

Not hippie - my parents were not hippies - but they were very supportive and encouraging, and that does a lot for someone, and it gives them a lot of confidence.

Tags: Confidence, Someone  ✍ Author: Jenna Elfman

I shall lend credit to nothing against my people which parents would not believe against their own children.

Tags: Against, Children  ✍ Author: Elizabeth I

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: Dad, Trust  ✍ Author: Shannon Elizabeth

I used to work, part time, in a deli, in those days when your parents made you work just so you should know what work was like. And you'd make 4, 5, 6, ten dollars.

Tags: Time, Work  ✍ Author: Hector Elizondo

The best holiday I ever had was the first one I went on without my parents, when I was 17.

Tags: Best, Holiday  ✍ Author: Joe Elliott

The parents have not only to train their children: it is of at least equal importance that they should train themselves.

Tags: Children, Themselves  ✍ Author: Havelock Ellis

Parents who wonder where the younger generation is going should remember where it came from.

Tags: Remember, Wonder  ✍ Author: Sam Ewing

My mum had me brought up by nannies and governesses. I didn't have much to do with my parents until I was 21.

Tags: Mum, Until  ✍ Author: Freema Agyeman

My kids have never seen me scream at anybody. They've never seen an argument. There's never been even a cold silence. And those are things that I grew up with because my parents did end up divorcing.

Tags: End, Silence  ✍ Author: Edie Falco

I was being groomed to be a tennis player for sure. My grandparents and parents realised I had a natural athletic ability and if I was forced to do it, I could probably do well. But all I wanted was to play pretend.

Tags: Sure, Wanted  ✍ Author: Dakota Fanning

I have a weird vision of relationships because my parents have known each other since second grade, and they got married right out of college.

Tags: College, Married  ✍ Author: Dakota Fanning

My parents never talked to me like I was a kid. Maybe that's why I've been seen as mature.

Tags: Seen, Why  ✍ Author: Dakota Fanning

But as for activism, my parents did what they could, given the constraints, but were never involved in the causes I think of when I think of activists.

Tags: Causes, Involved  ✍ Author: Paul Farmer

Let your kids pick their punishments. Our instinct as parents is to order our kids around. It's easier, and we're usually right! But it rarely works.

Tags: Kids, Order  ✍ Author: Bruce Feiler

My acting career began at age three and my parents got me into it. I was in a McDonald's commercial.

Tags: Age, Career  ✍ Author: Corey Feldman

I grew up in a Christian home with amazing parents.

Tags: Amazing, Home  ✍ Author: Allyson Felix

My father kept me busy from dawn to dusk when I was a kid. When I wasn't pitching hay, hauling corn or running a tractor, I was heaving a baseball into his mitt behind the barn... If all the parents in the country followed his rule, juvenile delinquency would be cut in half in a year's time.

Tags: Father, Time  ✍ Author: Allyson Felix

My parents came from different backgrounds. My father's was grander than my mother's, so my mother had... to put up with the disapproval of my father's relations.

Tags: Father, Mother  ✍ Author: Julian Fellowes

I have met a couple of six-year-olds who were apparently quite excited to meet me - before they actually met me. And when they actually met me they ran behind their parents' legs and cowered for shelter.

Tags: Actually, Quite  ✍ Author: Tom Felton

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