So no, it's not all in the genes, but what isn't in the genes isn't in the family environment either. It can't be explained in terms of the overall personalities or the child-rearing practices of parents.

By : Steven Pinker 0 Likes          


To be selected was an honor, and in respect of the family member chosen to run, families held feasts and gave away prized beaver coats, quilled tobacco bags and buffalo hides.

By : Dennis Banks

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You see an absolutely brilliant film later, as an adult, and you walk out thinking about what to have for dinner. Whereas something like Jaws winds up having a huge effect on me. If only my parents had been taking me to Kurosawa films when I was eight, but no.

By : Ann Patchett

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No, I was two years older than the other guys. I was a war baby. My family were a lot poorer than they were. I'd had to fight too hard for anything I had in my life and to smash things up for me.

By : Roger Daltrey

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When I was very young, I used to share much of what I wrote with my family, but as I got older and more self-conscious, it became a much more private process.

By : Anita Desai

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I suspect there isn't an actor alive who was able to truthfully answer his family's questions after his first day's activity in his future profession.

By : Simone Signoret

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Parents are your teachers until a certain point, and if they don't give you love, you'll go somewhere else to find it.

By : Marguerite Moreau

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Make a Goal Box, a chart of positive daily contact with a family when you are working with them.

By : Richard G. Scott

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Some believe all that parents, tutors, and kindred believe. They take their principles by inheritance, and defend them as they would their estates, because they are born heirs to them.

By : Alan Watts

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It's up to each person's parents whether they think it's too frightening or too violent, how much their kids can handle, what they want to teach them, what they want to show them.

By : Gina Philips

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When you're the youngest and the only boy, you get spoilt but you get told you're spoilt so you don't get to enjoy it very much. I was the only man in the house because my parents divorced and my dad moved away when I was 13.

By : Eddie Marsan

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Just call me a family man and an actor who digs his whole scene, side interests and all. Just say I feel mighty good at the ripe old age of 27.

By : Bobby Darin

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We really were a very musical family. Father managed to buy us a small pump organ, and I just loved this instrument.

By : Lawrence Welk

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