Parents Quotes (485)

Quotes and citations about parents

My parents sent me to a dance class, so it was a road chosen by them, not me. But I enjoyed it so much I knew I would become a performer... view

By: Ziyi Zhang

Not many people know what their parents sound like having sex. It was noisy... view

By: Moon Unit Zappa

With a lot of kids in the business, the parents get as twisted as they do, and there's a lot of opportunities to go their own way, but anyone has that opportunity... view

By: Tina Yothers

My parents were involved in everything I did. They were showbiz people themselves. My dad was an actor. They were parents.. view

By: Tina Yothers

It was good for us, I suppose. Those kinds of times produce qualities in us that make us better for having had them. My parents were not getting along. My mother was quite intolerant of friendships that were being developed... view

By: Fay Wray

Even if you do something that others might consider wrong, you should at least be willing to talk about it and tell your parents what you're doing because you believe it's right... view

By: Steve Wozniak

I played basketball to try to get my parents from working so hard... view

By: James Worthy

If kind parents love their children and delight in their happiness, then he who is perfect goodness in sending abroad mortal contagions doth assuredly direct their use... view

By: John Woolman

All this time I lived with my parents, and wrought on the plantation.. view

By: John Woolman

I saw my parents as gods whose every wish must be obeyed or I would suffer the penalty of anguish and guilt... view

By: Natalie Wood

While I've lived in L.A. since 1985, I'll always consider Chicago my home town and have much affection for it. My parents and sister still live there so I try to visit as often as I'm able... view

By: Douglas Wood

I was born in very sorry circumstances. Both of my parents were very sorry... view

By: Norman Wisdom

When Richie Cunningham drank too many beers, his parents sat him down and explained their concerns. If you live on this earth, you find out that we are all the same... view

By: Henry Winkler

Orphans, dead parents, lonely children at Christmas, morose spoken word recordings, everything you love about the holidays. Move the turkey over so you can fit your head in the oven... view

By: April Winchell

Today's accent may be on youth, but the stress is still on the parents... view

By: Earl Wilson

For the parents of a Little Leaguer, a baseball game is simply a nervous breakdown into innings... view

By: Earl Wilson

Those who are born of parents broken with old age, or of such as are not yet ripe or are too young, or of drunkards, soft or effeminate men, want a great and liberal ingenuity or wit... view

By: Thomas Willis

Some parents say it is toy guns that make boys warlike. But give a boy a rubber duck and he will seize its neck like the butt of a pistol and shout "Bang!".. view

By: George Will

Children begin by loving their parents.. view

By: Oscar Wilde

Once I took a bus from my home in Maryland to Philadelphia to live on the streets with some musicians for a few weeks, and then my parents sent me to boarding school at Andover to shape me up... view

By: Olivia Wilde

Dad is my best mate and I can tell Mum absolutely anything. I really appreciate Mum and Dad. Why are we so close? Young parents, I think. The rock business keeps their minds young... view

By: Kim Wilde

My parents have a wonderful marriage, for many years. But I can't commit myself for such a long time... view

By: Kim Wilde

The schools would fail through their silence, the Church through its forgiveness, and the home through the denial and silence of the parents. The new generation has to hear what the older generation refuses to tell it... view

By: Simon Wiesenthal

The reason why the Son of God took upon him our nature, was, the fall of our first parents... view

By: George Whitefield

I remember thinking that I'd way rather give my parents my money, and not have to like have them go to work anymore, you know what I mean. Because I'd way rather spend more time with them... view

By: Shaun White

I'm just one of the kids, and all because the students at Hamilton Heights High School listened to the facts, educated their parents and themselves, and believed in me... view

By: Ryan White

When I was rising eighteen I persuaded my parents to let me return to Australia and at least see whether I could adapt myself to life on the land before going up to Cambridge... view

By: Patrick White

Both of my parents were musicians... view

By: Bryan White

My parents moved to Los Angeles when I was really young, but I spent every summer with my grandparents, and I'd stay with my grandfather on the farm in Longview. He was retired from the railroad, and he had a small farm with some cows and some pigs. I remember part of my youth was feeding hogs and plowing fields and stuff, so that's a part of me... view

By: Forest Whitaker

It is commonly agreed that children spend more hours per year watching television than in the classroom, and far less in actual conversation with their parents... view

By: Paul Weyrich

Cameras in classrooms are no substitute for greater authority by parents and teachers... view

By: Paul Weyrich

I did start reading quite young but I was always read to by my parents, who are both actors. Bedtime stories from when I was about two/three to when I was about 15. In fact they didn't stop until I eventually kind of kicked them out of my bedroom... view

By: Samuel West

A person like myself, born and raised in the inner city of Atlanta, Georgia, to lower-middle-class parents. But I had the opportunity to get an education, to go and earn a commission in the United States Army, to serve for 22 years, to lead men and women in combat... view

By: Allen West

I have parents come up to me and say, 'I don't know who you are, but my kid wants his picture taken with you.'.. view

By: Devon Werkheiser

When my parents first arrived there, North Dakota had just been admitted to the Union, and the country was still wild and harsh... view

By: Lawrence Welk

Parents need all the help they can get. The strongest as well as the most fragile family requires a vital network of social supports... view

By: Bernice Weissbourd

I would say that my parents were supportive of me... view

By: Sanford I. Weill

My parents moved back to New York from Florida when I was in the ninth grade... view

By: Sanford I. Weill

It was sort of just a family sport. My mom and dad were pretty keen golfers when I was young and so were my grandparents, and I just sort of tagged along with them... view

By: Karrie Webb

Don't hold your parents up to contempt. After all, you are their son, and it is just possible that you may take after them... view

By: Evelyn Waugh