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Many will view the compromises that will be made during your negotiations as painful concessions. But why not view them as peace offerings, ones that will provide in return the priceless gifts of hope, security and freedom for our children and our children's?~Abdullah II of Jordan


Children Hope Freedom

Let us sacrifice our today so that our children can have a better tomorrow.~A. P. J. Abdul Kalam


Inspirational Children

I still feel that in India we look upon sports as a recreational activity - which it is - but people have to understand that there is a career in sports. It's not just necessary to be a doctor or a lawyer or an engineer, as most of us Indians appear to think that our children should grow up to be.~Abhishek Bachchan


Children Sports People

Is 'The Wind in the Willows' a children's book? Is 'Alice in Wonderland?' Is 'Treasure Island?' These are masterpieces which we read with pleasure as children, but with how much more pleasure when we are grown-up.~A. A. Milne


Children Book Wind

I gave up writing children's books. I wanted to escape from them as I had once wanted to escape from 'Punch': as I have always wanted to escape. In vain.~A. A. Milne


Children Writing Escape

A test of a people is how it behaves toward the old. It is easy to love children. Even tyrants and dictators make a point of being fond of children. But the affection and care for the old, the incurable, the helpless are the true gold mines of a culture.~Abraham Joshua Heschel


Love Children Culture

Marriage is a school itself. Also, having children. Becoming a father changed my whole life. It taught me as if by revelation.~Abraham Maslow


Life Marriage Children

That aesthetic of the Star Wars universe: the do-it-yourself, hotrod ethic that George Lucas exported from his childhood, is exactly the same kind of soul behind what we do and build for the show. It may not look pretty, but it gets the job done.~Adam Savage


Childhood May Job

I'm actually the fourth generation in my family to have no practical use for the church, or God, or religion. My children continue this trend.~Adam Savage


Family Children God

One of the luckiest things that can happen to you in life is, I think, to have a happy childhood.~Agatha Christie


Life Happy Childhood

I've got some news... I'm delighted to announce that Simon and I are expecting our first child together. I wanted you to hear the news direct from me, obviously we're over the moon.~Adele


Together Moon Child

I want to be a child doctor. A pediatry... how do you call it, pediatrician? Do I like kids? No, not really.~Adriana Lima


Child Doctor Want

Sure, I'd love to have children some day. But world domination comes first.~Aimee Mullins


Love Children Day

There is nothing more thrilling in this world, I think, than having a child that is yours, and yet is mysteriously a stranger.~Agatha Christie


Child World Nothing

I love my job and I love my children. It's really about figuring out your schedules and getting everything down that you need to do and sticking to your plan.~Adriana Lima


Love Children Job

The popular idea that a child forgets easily is not an accurate one. Many people go right through life in the grip of an idea which has been impressed on them in very tender years.~Agatha Christie


Life Child People

You have to love your country like an adult loves somebody, not like a child loves its mommy. And right-wing Republicans tend to love America like a child loves its mommy, where everything Mommy does is okay. But adult love means you're not in denial, and you want the loved one to be the best they can be.~Al Franken


Love Best Child

From racial profiling and being pulled over just for 'driving while black' to this new phenomenon of killing unarmed people out of some preconceived idea of fear, our lives and our children's lives are not being valued.~Al Sharpton


Children Fear People

I was a child, and my mother was psychotic. She loved me, but I didn't really feel I had a mother. And when you live with somebody who is paranoid and thinks you're trying to kill them all the time, you tend to feel a little betrayed.~Alan Alda


Mother Time Child

I think it's child abuse to have someone in the public eye too young. Society basically values wealth and fame and power at the cost of well-being. In the case of a child, it's at the cost of someone's natural development. It's already hard enough to develop.~Alanis Morissette


Power Child Society

I have often been struck by the fact that most parents who are experiencing positive and rewarding relationships with their pre-adolescent children are, nevertheless, waiting apprehensively and bracing themselves for the stormy adolescent period.~Albert Bandura


Positive Children Parents

The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.~Aldous Huxley


Attitude Age Child

I think the future of psychotherapy and psychology is in the school system. We need to teach every child how to rarely seriously disturb himself or herself and how to overcome disturbance when it occurs.~Albert Ellis


Future School Child

I would have liked having children to some degree, but frankly I haven't got the time to take the kids to the goddamn ballgame.~Albert Ellis


Time Children Degree

My children are the only thing in my life that makes me happy.~Alec Baldwin


Life Children Happy

I was a very strange child.~Alessia Cara


Child Strange Very

Singing was something I always did. I really don't remember a time when I wasn't singing, even as a little child.~Alessia Cara


Time Child Singing

How is it that little children are so intelligent and men so stupid? It must be education that does it.~Alexandre Dumas


Education Children Men

We have to bring children into a new relationship to food that connects them to culture and agriculture.~Alice Waters


Children Relationship Food

I think America's food culture is embedded in fast-food culture. And the real question that we have is: How are we going to teach slow-food values in a fast-food world? Of course, it's very, very difficult to do, especially when children have grown up eating fast food and the values that go with that.~Alice Waters


Children Food Culture

I consider the fact that thousands of children die each day from starvation and a lack of medicine a crisis for humanity and a problem we must collectively attempt to solve.~Alice Walker


Children Day Humanity

Create a garden; bring children to farms for field trips. I think it's important that parents and teachers get together to do one or two things they can accomplish well - a teaching garden, connecting with farms nearby, weave food into the curriculum.~Alice Waters


Children Food Parents

It is justice and respect that I want the world to dust off and put - without delay, and with tenderness - back on the head of the Palestinian child. It will be imperfect justice and respect because the injustice and disrespect have been so severe. But I believe we are right to try.~Alice Walker


Respect Justice Child

I want every child in America to eat a nutritious, delicious, sustainably sourced school lunch for free.~Alice Waters


School Child America

As a child, I didn't know what I didn't have. I'm thankful for the challenges early on in my life because now I have a perspective on the world and kind of know what's important.~America Ferrera


Life Thankful Child

Childhood: the period of human life intermediate between the idiocy of infancy and the folly of youth - two removes from the sin of manhood and three from the remorse of age.~Ambrose Bierce


Life Age Childhood

Just as we teach our children how to ride a bike, we need to teach them how to navigate social media and make the right moves that will help them. The physical world is similar to the virtual world in many cases. It's about being aware. We can prevent many debacles if we're educated.~Amy Jo Martin


Children Social Media Bike

Sweater, n.: garment worn by child when its mother is feeling chilly.~Ambrose Bierce


Mother Mom Child

I was an open, smiley and gregarious child. I could make friends in 30 seconds wherever I went.~America Ferrera


Friends Child Open

Sometimes, to keep things exciting, I decorate my house as if I owned a child. I'll toss a tiny pair of shoes in the hallway or lean small wooden crutches in what I refer to as 'the baby's room,' which is actually a tiny space where I make things. I continue to call it the baby's room because it confuses people and it's creepy.~Amy Sedaris


Shoes Child Space

I never 'shunned' L.A., like people say. And I do think you can raise children well there, but it's definitely harder.~Andie MacDowell


Children People You

My children without a doubt are my greatest accomplishment. If I did nothing else I would feel just having and raising them would be enough. The rest is icing.~Andie MacDowell


Children Accomplishment

The human father has to be confronted and recognized as human, as man who created a child and then, by his absence, left the child fatherless and then Godless.~Anais Nin


Father Man Child

Undernourished, intelligence becomes like the bloated belly of a starving child: swollen, filled with nothing the body can use.~Andrea Dworkin


Intelligence Child Nothing

Snow provokes responses that reach right back to childhood.~Andy Goldsworthy


Childhood Snow Reach

I did not want to become a poster child for yet another disease.~Andy Grove


Child Want Disease

It was a fairly happy childhood. My father was working away, and my mum brought up five kids all on her own.~Andy Serkis


Happy Father Childhood

I appeal to you, my friends, as mothers: are you willing to enslave your children? You stare back with horror and indignation at such questions. But why, if slavery is not wrong to those upon whom it is imposed?~Angelina Grimke


Mothers Children Friends

I trust the time is coming, when the occupation of an instructor to children will be deemed the most honorable of human employment.~Angelina Grimke


Time Children Trust

Once you have six children, you're committed.~Angelina Jolie


Children You Once

I was not the most attractive child. I had two really big buck teeth. I was horrendous - long, lanky and gangly.~Angie Harmon


Child Long Most

Sometimes when I'm watching television and something, an image, will come on that has to do with 9/11 or some of these families telling their stories, or children talking about drawing pictures of airplanes flying into towers, you know, I find myself still choking up.~Ann Richards


Children Myself Flying

We can't understand when we're pregnant, or when our siblings are expecting, how profound it is to have a shared history with a younger generation: blood, genes, humor. It means we were actually here, on Earth, for a time - like the Egyptians with their pyramids, only with children.~Anne Lamott


Time Children History

Investing in early childhood nutrition is a surefire strategy. The returns are incredibly high.~Anne M. Mulcahy


Childhood Strategy Early

It's a great mistake, I think, to put children off with falsehoods and nonsense, when their growing powers of observation and discrimination excite in them a desire to know about things.~Anne Sullivan


Children Parenting Great

Children require guidance and sympathy far more than instruction.~Anne Sullivan


Children Sympathy Guidance

Although I'm only fourteen, I know quite well what I want. I know who is right and who is wrong. I have my opinions, my own ideas and principles, and although it may sound pretty mad from an adolescent, I feel more of a person than a child. I feel quite independent of anyone.~Anne Frank


May Child Ideas

Whenever an earthquake or tsunami takes thousands of innocent lives, a shocked world talks of little else. I'll never forget the wrenching days I spent in Haiti last year for Save the Children just weeks after the earthquake.~Anne M. Mulcahy


Children World Forget

If we could muster the same determination and sense of responsibility that saves a country like Japan - or a company like Xerox - then investing to save women and children who are dying in the developing world would be very good business.~Anne M. Mulcahy


Children Women Business

No one tells you that your life is effectively over when you have a child: that you're never going to draw another complacent breath again... or that whatever level of hypochondria and rage you'd learned to repress and live with is going to seem like the good old days.~Anne Lamott


Life Good Child

If the child is left to himself, he will think more and better, if less showily. Let him go and come freely, let him touch real things and combine his impressions for himself.~Anne Sullivan


Child Better Think

Something as simple as better breastfeeding could save a million children a year.~Anne M. Mulcahy


Children Simple Better

You want to give me chocolate and flowers? That would be great. I love them both. I just don't want them out of guilt, and I don't want them if you're not going to give them to all the people who helped mother our children.~Anne Lamott


Mother Love Children

We must not inflict life on children who will be resented; we must not inflict unwanted children on society.~Anne Lamott


Life Children Society

It used to be the one or the other, right? You were the 'bad girl' or the 'good girl' or the 'bad mother' or 'the good mother,' 'the horrible businesswoman who eschewed her children' or 'the earth mother who was happy to be at home baking pies,' all of that stuff that we sort of knew was a lie.~Annette Bening


Mother Children Home

The processes of teaching the child that everything cannot be as he wills it are apt to be painful both to him and to his teacher.~Anne Sullivan


Teacher Child Everything

Life is a gift, given in trust - like a child.~Anne Morrow Lindbergh


Life Trust Child

I woke in bits, like all children, piecemeal over the years. I discovered myself and the world, and forgot them, and discovered them again.~Annie Dillard


Children Myself World

I knew I wanted children in my life. The acting was always in relation to it. Life at home is chaos. They're wonderful. They're such interesting human beings. I just love it. I'm lucky.~Annette Bening


Life Love Children

There is a certain age at which a child looks at you in all earnestness and delivers a long, pleased speech in all the true inflections of spoken English, but with not one recognizable syllable.~Annie Dillard


Age Child Speech

Anybody who has children and children who are well feels a sense of responsibility towards parents and kids and families that are struggling and that aren't well.~Annette Bening


Children Parents Sense

When you go to Africa, and you see children, they're usually barefoot, dirty and in rags, and they'd love to go to school.~Annie Lennox


Love Children School

I would like to go back to Wales. I'm obsessed with my childhood and at least three times a week dream I am back there.~Anthony Hopkins


Week Childhood I Am

Having children, they're not your property. They need to figure out their own views. I think my daughters have a pretty healthy self-awareness, but I can't speak on their behalf.~Annie Lennox


Children Having Children

I have a reputation for being cold and aloof, but I'm so not that woman. I'm passionate. I love my girls, being with my girlfriends, getting involved with issues that affect other women and children who are suffering.~Annie Lennox


Love Children Women

He said it was artificial respiration, but now I find I am to have his child.~Anthony Burgess


I Am Child Find

In a big family the first child is kind of like the first pancake. If it's not perfect, that's okay, there are a lot more coming along.~Antonin Scalia


Family Child Not Perfect

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


Children Parents Character

You know, nothing is more important than education, because nowhere are our stakes higher; our future depends on the quality of education of our children today.~Arnold Schwarzenegger


Education Children Future

You cannot catch a child's spirit by running after it; you must stand still and for love it will soon itself return.~Arthur Miller


Love Child Stand

The amassing of unfettered wealth of individuals and corporations should stop. The inheritance of rich people's wealth by their children should stop. The expropriators should have their wealth expropriated and redistributed.~Arundhati Roy


Children People Wealth

Love, it has been said, flows downward. The love of parents for their children has always been far more powerful than that of children for their parents; and who among the sons of men ever loved God with a thousandth part of the love which God has manifested to us?~Augustus Hare


Love Children Parents

A mother should give her children a superabundance of enthusiasm; that after they have lost all they are sure to lose on mixing with the world, enough may still remain to prompt fated support them through great actions.~Augustus Hare


Mother Children Great

A girl child who is even a little bit educated is more conscious of family planning, health care and, in turn, her children's own education.~Azim Premji


Family Education Children

I am not sure how much good is done by moralising about fairy tales. This can be unsubtle - telling children that virtue will be rewarded, when in fact it is mostly simply the fact of being the central character that ensures a favourable outcome. Fairy tales are not, on the whole, parables.~A. S. Byatt


Children Good Character

A surprising number of people - including many students of literature - will tell you they haven't really lived in a book since they were children. Sadly, being taught literature often destroys the life of the books.~A. S. Byatt


Life Children Book

To the Parisians, and especially to the children, all Americans are now 'heros du cinema.' This is particularly disconcerting to sensitive war correspondents, if any, aware, as they are, that these innocent thanks belong to those American combat troops who won the beachhead and then made the breakthrough. There are few such men in Paris.~A. J. Liebling


Children War Men

We don't need mandatory, non-sectarian prayers read over the loudspeaker to 'put God back in schools.' God never left the schools. God is still at work through the hundreds of thousands of gifted teachers and administrators, committed parents, and passionate volunteers who seek to help give our children 'a future with hope.'~Adam Hamilton


Work Children Future

Many Christians do not believe God sends tornadoes. But they do believe that God walks with His children through the storms, that He sends His people to help after the storms, and that with and through God, there is always hope.~Adam Hamilton


Children Hope God

When my kids were growing up, I wanted their teachers to teach them science, reading, math and history. I also wanted them to care about my kids. But I did not want my children's public school teachers teaching them religion. That was my job as a parent and the job of our church, Sunday school, and youth group.~Adam Hamilton


Children History School

I had a mundane, happy childhood, without much struggle.~Adrian Tomine


Happy Struggle Childhood

Students read for tests and because their parents ask them to, but I think it's very important to tell children that you can read for fun, too, and to understand human spirit. It builds empathy.~Adora Svitak


Children Parents Fun

On the banks of the Nile, the Rosetta branch, I lived an enjoyable childhood in the City of Disuq, which is the home of the famous mosque, Sidi Ibrahim.~Ahmed Zewail


Home Childhood Famous

Hoping to instill my love of learning in other children, I taught my first class at a local elementary school the year my first book, 'Flying Fingers,' debuted; since then, I have spoken at hundreds of schools, classrooms and conferences around the world.~Adora Svitak


Love Children Learning

It's my personality to be more quiet and reserved. I'm not going out every night to multiple things. I prefer to stay in and be with my children and do Spanish homework to make sure they get a good grade the next day.~Aerin Lauder


Children Good Day

Luxury is anything that feels special. I mean, it can be a moment, it can be a walk on the beach, it could be a kiss from your child, or it could be a beautiful picture frame, a special fragrance. I think luxury doesn't necessarily have to mean expensive.~Aerin Lauder


Beautiful Beach Child

The worker can unionize, go out on strike; mothers are divided from each other in homes, tied to their children by compassionate bonds; our wildcat strikes have most often taken the form of physical or mental breakdown.~Adrienne Rich


Mothers Children Go

For me, now, working and children is it. There's nothing more to life.~Aidan Gillen


Life Children Me

Say not that honor is the child of boldness, nor believe thou that the hazard of life alone can pay the price of it: it is not to the action that it is due, but to the manner of performing it.~Akhenaton


Life Alone Child

I'm sure I had low-level scurvy all of my childhood.~Aisha Tyler


Childhood Sure Low-Level

For someone to say that marriage is only about procreation is a joke. I didn't marry my husband to have children. I married my husband because I love my husband.~Aisha Tyler


Love Marriage Children

Were we closer to the ground as children, or is the grass emptier now?~Alan Bennett


Children Grass Now

Closing a public library is child abuse, really, because it hinders child development.~Alan Bennett


Child Library Development

Children always assume the sexual lives of their parents come to a grinding halt at their conception.~Alan Bennett


Children Parents Always

We were put to Dickens as children but it never quite took. That unremitting humanity soon had me cheesed off.~Alan Bennett


Children Humanity Me

I had a happy childhood.~Alastair Campbell


Happy Childhood Had

I believe employment regulations for women, whereby the prospective employer is not able to inquire about the interviewee's status regarding children, childcare, or indeed their intention of becoming a parent, are counterproductive.~Alan Sugar


Children Women Parent

Artistically I am still a child with a whole life ahead of me to discover and create. I want something, but I won't know what it is until I succeed in doing it.~Alberto Giacometti


Life I Am Child

I've seen mothers and children really being vulnerable in the refugee camps; it's supposed to be temporary, but they end up having children who have grown up in refugee camps.~Alek Wek


Mothers Children End

I feel, in 2015, when we see human beings and children dying to cross the ocean, trying to find safety, something more must be done to help them because refugees are just like me and you.~Alek Wek


Children Ocean Safety

We need to do everything we can to protect the health and welfare of children around the world, but fortunately, it's getting easier to provide things like medication and care.~Alek Wek


Children Health World

Vaccines don't cause autism. Vaccines, instead, prevent disease. Vaccines have wiped out a score of formerly deadly childhood diseases. Vaccine skepticism has helped to bring some of those diseases back from near extinction.~Alex Pareene


Childhood Vaccines Autism

I had a very complex childhood, and when I met my wife, because she has a master's in psychology, she promoted me into getting help. It really has helped. I'm not healed yet, but I'm working on some issues I had as a child.~Alex Rodriguez


Wife Childhood Child

Put a picture of yourself as a child in view somewhere, to remind yourself to be playful.~Alexandra Stoddard


Child Yourself Picture

A child too, can never grasp the fact that the same mother who cooks so well, is so concerned about his cough, and helps so kindly with his homework, in some circumstance has no more feeling than a wall of his hidden inner world.~Alice Miller


Mother Child World

It is possible to resolve childhood repression safely and without confusion - something that has always been disputed by the most respected schools of thought.~Alice Miller


Childhood Thought Most

Those children who are beaten will in turn give beatings, those who are intimidated will be intimidating, those who are humiliated will impose humiliation, and those whose souls are murdered will murder.~Alice Miller


Children Turn Will

Sadism is not an infectious disease that strikes a person all of a sudden. It has a long prehistory in childhood and always originates in the desperate fantasies of a child who is searching for a way out of a hopeless situation.~Alice Miller


Childhood Child Long

We produce destructive people by the way we are treating them in childhood.~Alice Miller


Childhood People Way

It is very difficult for people to believe the simple fact that every persecutor was once a victim. Yet it should be very obvious that someone who was allowed to feel free and strong from childhood does not have the need to humiliate another person.~Alice Miller


Strong Childhood Simple

The reason why parents mistreat their children has less to do with character and temperament than with the fact that they were mistreated themselves and were not permitted to defend themselves.~Alice Miller


Children Parents Character

Wherever I look, I see signs of the commandment to honor one's parents and nowhere of a commandment that calls for the respect of a child.~Alice Miller


Respect Parents Child

When I first got out of school, I went on a children's theater tour, and I went around the country a little bit that fall, and it was the first time I went to Chicago. We spend a couple of days in Chicago, and I was really struck viscerally by the city.~Allison Tolman


Time Children School

What happens when children reach puberty earlier and adulthood later? The answer is: a good deal of teenage weirdness.~Alison Gopnik


Children Good Reach

Like most parents, I think, my children have been the source of some of my most intense joys and despairs, my deepest moral dilemmas and greatest moral achievements.~Alison Gopnik


Children Parents Greatest

Young children seem to be learning who to share this toy with and figure out how it works, while adolescents seem to be exploring some very deep and profound questions: 'How should this society work? How should relationships among people work?' The exploration is: 'Who am I, what am I doing?'~Alison Gopnik


Work Children Learning

Asking questions is what brains were born to do, at least when we were young children. For young children, quite literally, seeking explanations is as deeply rooted a drive as seeking food or water.~Alison Gopnik


Children Food Water

The youngest children have a great capacity for empathy and altruism. There's a recent study that shows even 14-month-olds will climb across a bunch of cushions and go across a room to give you a pen if you drop one.~Alison Gopnik


Children Great Empathy

Babies and young children are like the research and development division of the human species, and we grown-ups are production and marketing.~Alison Gopnik


Children Marketing Young

Scientists learn about the world in three ways: They analyze statistical patterns in the data, they do experiments, and they learn from the data and ideas of other scientists. The recent studies show that children also learn in these ways.~Alison Gopnik


Children World Learn

Scientists and philosophers tend to treat knowledge, imagination and love as if they were all very separate parts of human nature. But when it comes to children, all three are deeply entwined. Children learn the truth by imagining all the ways the world could be, and testing those possibilities.~Alison Gopnik


Love Nature Children

We have lots of evidence that putting investments in early childhood education, even evidence from very hard-nosed economists, is one of the very best investments that the society can possibly make. And yet we still don't have public support for things like preschools.~Alison Gopnik


Education Best Childhood

If parents are the fixed stars in the child's universe, the vaguely understood, distant but constant celestial spheres, siblings are the dazzling, sometimes scorching comets whizzing nearby.~Alison Gopnik


Parents Stars Child

From an evolutionary perspective children are, literally, designed to learn. Childhood is a special period of protected immaturity. It gives the young breathing time to master the things they will need to know in order to survive as adults.~Alison Gopnik


Time Children Childhood

I love human beings. I believe that there is so much to learn from every person you meet, including a child.~Amisha Patel


Love Child Learn

You have to start with slavery because those abuses have never been eradicated. You know, people are not living in slums because they voted to. You know, their children are not in jail because they wanted them to. You know, these are the results of a people who have been oppressed and suffer national oppression, you know.~Amiri Baraka


Children People Slavery

Our notion of the perfect society embraces the family as its center and ornament, and this paradise is not secure until children appear to animate and complete the picture.~Amos Bronson Alcott


Family Children Society

A lot of parents today are terrified that something they say to their children might make them 'feel bad.' But, hey, if they've done something wrong, they should feel bad. Kids with a sense of responsibility, not entitlement, who know when to experience gratitude and humility, will be better at navigating the social shoals of college.~Amy Chua


Children Gratitude Parents

In Chinese culture, it wouldn't occur to kids to question or talk back to their parents. In American culture, kids in books, TV shows and movies constantly score points with their snappy back talk. Typically, it's the parents who need to be taught a life lesson - by their children.~Amy Chua


Life Children Parents

Some people are just self-motivated - my husband was. I also believe there are many children for whom parental involvement is key.~Amy Chua


Children People Husband

Real self-esteem has to be earned. I also believe in virtuous circles, like, nothing is fun until you are good at it. It is great if you can instill in children the ability to not give up, to have a work ethic.~Amy Chua


Work Children Good

There's something suspicious about saying, 'I'm just going to leave my child alone and let her pursue her passions.' You know what? I think most 13-year-olds' passion is sitting in front of the TV, or doing Facebook, or surfing the Internet for hours.~Amy Chua


Passion Alone Child

It's hard to remember my childhood without remembering music.~Andra Day


Music Childhood Remember

I was a fat child and loved cake, perhaps because it was the only sweet thing in my life.~Andre Rieu


Life Cake Child

Going to India to do a film is not an everyday affair. I thought I would do that one movie to show my grandchildren when I am 60.~Amy Jackson


I Am Grandchildren Thought

I began when I was a child, because I was born and grew up in a little village. And many people ride the horses. So, it was a big - it has been a big passion for me.~Andrea Bocelli


Passion Child People

My mom had this romantic notion of her children playing classical music. The idea is you learn it when you're still learning language. It's using the same part of the brain.~Andrew Bird


Mom Music Children

Everyone prefers some foods over others, but some adults take this tendency to an extreme. These people tend to prefer the kinds of bland food they may have enjoyed as children - such as plain or buttered pasta, macaroni and cheese, cheese pizza, French fries and grilled cheese sandwiches - and to restrict their eating to just a few dishes.~Andrew Weil


Children Food May

As a child, I always enjoyed - my parents used to have these little cocktail parties - and I always loved trying to get the adults to tell me things they weren't supposed to say. And in many ways, that's what my job is today; it's getting people to tell me things that they probably are otherwise not supposed to say.~Andrew Ross Sorkin


Parents Today Child

I fell in love with Erica Kane the summer before my freshman year of high school. Like all red-blooded teen American boys, I'd come home from water polo practice and eat a box of Entenmann's Pop'Ems donut holes in front of the TV while obsessively fawning over 'All My Children' and Erica, her clothes, and her narcissistic attitude.~Andy Cohen


Love Children Attitude

Susan Lucci was the biggest star in the daytime galaxy, and she served it up hot and fresh and chic five days a week. Before there was Joan Collins's Alexis Morrell Carrington Colby Dexter Rowan on 'Dynasty,' there was Erica Kane Martin Brent Cudahy Chandler Montgomery Montgomery Chandler Marick Marick Montgomery on 'All My Children.'~Andy Cohen


Children Week She

You have to realise that I am the third out of six children, and I am raised with very strong core values and a very strong upbringing. I always put myself in other people's shoes.~Angela Ahrendts


Children Myself Strong

Coming through the fire and through the storm of life with a strong man, my fiance Ashanti, whom I've been dating for eight months and two wonderful children beside me, I'm just so happy that I have been able to maintain my integrity and get to where I am today with the right energy around me.~Angie Stone


Life Children Happy

In China, you've got six people buying for one child. But the thing is, you've got the largest rising upper-middle class in the world.~Angela Ahrendts


Child World People

I knew there were calls for diversity in children's lit, but you always wonder as a person of color, how diverse is too diverse?~Angie Thomas


Children Diversity Color

I'm an exile. My father had the courage to leave with his wife, his mother and three children under twelve. It took more courage to leave, to sacrifice everything for freedom, than to stay.~Andy Garcia


Mother Wife Children

I've had my moments of insanity. But there is a certain responsibility to set proper examples for your children, and that influences your choices in every aspect of your life.~Andy Garcia


Life Children Choices

Children make you a better everything. Daughters open up a whole different sensibility to you. When you have children, it focuses you on them as opposed to on yourself.~Andy Garcia


Children Yourself Better

I think it's most important for children to understand the concept of respect and manners and also work ethic. I have a responsibility to those who came before me.~Andy Garcia


Work Children Respect

I want to love all the children of God - Christian, Jew, Moslem, Hindu, Buddhist - everyone. I want to love gay Christians and straight Christians.~Anne Rice


Love Children God

She was trusted and valued by her father, loved and courted by all dogs, cats, children, and poor people, and slighted and neglected by everybody else.~Anne Bronte


Children Father Cats

I would be the most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves.~Anna Quindlen


Children People Building

All parents should be aware that when they mock or curse gay people, they may be mocking or cursing their own child.~Anna Quindlen


Parents May Child

Animation did not become the dominant form of children's television until the '60s.~Annette Funicello


Children Television Become

Children should have enough freedom to be themselves - once they've learned the rules.~Anna Quindlen


Children Parenting Freedom

Even as we enumerate their shortcomings, the rigor of raising children ourselves makes clear to us our mothers' incredible strength. We fear both. If they are not strong, who will protect us? If they are not imperfect, how can we equal them?~Anna Quindlen


Mothers Children Strength

I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves.~Anna Quindlen


Children Design People

Most original viewers of the Mickey Mouse Club didn't face the crush of family and social problems children have today.~Annette Funicello


Family Children Today

Mr. Disney believed everyone was still a child deep inside.~Annette Funicello


Deep Child Everyone

You don't have to vaccinate every man, woman and child in the country if you have a couple of cases of smallpox cropping up.~Anthony Fauci


Woman Man Child

When I was a child, there were not that many vaccines. I was vaccinated for polio. I actually got measles as a child. I got pertussis, whooping cough. I remember that very well.~Anthony Fauci


Child Remember Vaccines

The children whom nobody leads by the hand are the children who know they are children.~Antonio Porchia


Children Know Nobody

People in Hollywood go home to their wives and children who look like they do. If you're in that position, your natural thought pattern is sometimes to think, 'Superman, oh yeah he's white.' You can't get mad at somebody for doing that. It's the world they live in and for some, they only live in that bubble.~Antoine Fuqua


Children Home World

But, in fact, there is nothing that can bring you closer to fearlessness about everything else in the world than being a parent - because everyday fears - like not being approved of - pale by comparison to the fears you have about your children.~Arianna Huffington


Children World Parent

Children born of married parents in America face a higher risk of seeing them break up than children born of unmarried parents in Sweden.~Arlie Russell Hochschild


Children Parents Risk

What is for sale, what is not? If we really think that making your apologies to your wife or reading a bedside story to your child are activities that we can pay a stranger to do, then, without moralising, what has happened to us?~Arlie Russell Hochschild


Wife Child Reading

But it's amazing how many people think that gay men should slink off into the shadows when it comes to having friendships with children.~Armistead Maupin


Children Men People

I believe very firmly that gay people of every stripe and age should be role models for all children, and that means interacting with them.~Armistead Maupin


Children Age People

When I encountered rich people for the first time, I discovered that not only do they holiday in places that are hard to find on a map, but that they also use the names of seasons as verbs. When they asked me, 'Where did you summer and winter growing up?' I would usually say, 'As a child? The same place I springed and autumned.'~Artie Lange


Time Summer Child

Genius is the recovery of childhood at will.~Arthur Rimbaud


Childhood Genius Recovery

I'm a father to four kids, so it bothers me that even though our children think big naturally, our society systematically trains them out of thinking that way.~Astro Teller


Children Father Thinking

Traditional television as we have known it will make love to the Internet and have a child. That child will be the future. It's already happening, and it's hot!~Aasif Mandvi


Love Future Child

People lament that there's no roles being written for South Asian or Muslim characters. But their parents don't want their children to go into the entertainment field. You don't get it both ways.~Aasif Mandvi


Children Parents People

It is ironic that it doesn't matter how successful I am in any other capacity: ultimately, my parents' marker is 'Do you have a wife?' and 'Do you have children?'~Aasif Mandvi


Wife Children Parents

I think people tend to see the bigger point, which is maybe not fitting in and feeling like you didn't have the childhood that you expected you would have, or that you felt lonely or struggled with drugs and alcohol or just that you were able to achieve your dreams.~Augusten Burroughs


Dreams Childhood People

I really look at my childhood as being one giant rusty tuna can that I continue to recycle in many different shapes.~Augusten Burroughs


Childhood Look Different

As a child, I was never drawn toward depraved or extreme situations; I really wanted a normal little childhood. Unfortunately, that's just not what happened.~Augusten Burroughs


Childhood Child Normal

We have every resource necessary to provide access to education for every child on the planet; we just need to commit to enabling it.~Adam Braun


Education Child Planet

Children crave routine and find listening to the same stories over and over again soothing. If you've grown weary of the holiday books you've read your kid 7,883 times, try adding 'dude' to the end of every line of dialogue.~Adam Mansbach


Children End Listening

Autism currently affects one in 88 children in the U.S., and its prevalence continues to rise. That's why it's important to help organizations like Autism Speaks raise awareness and funds to support families and individuals impacted by it.~Adrienne Bailon


Children Support Help

If giving points to some students to achieve greater diversity is a quota system in violation of the Constitution, how can the awarding of points to the children of a less diverse alumni be upheld?~Adam Schiff


Children Diversity Giving

An infinite God can give all of Himself to each of His children. He does not distribute Himself that each may have a part, but to each one He gives all of Himself as fully as if there were no others.~Aiden Wilson Tozer


Children God May

The nomads' egalitarian lifestyle astonished the Greeks, who kept their own women indoors weaving and minding children. The exotic Scythian lifestyle fueled the Greek imagination and led to an outpouring of myths about fierce Amazons, 'the equals of men.'~Adrienne Mayor


Children Women Imagination

Imagination and invention go hand in hand. Remember how lack of resources was never a problem in childhood games? Shift a few pieces of furniture around the living room, and you have yourself a fort.~Alexandra Adornetto


Childhood Imagination

Always, as a child, I would go around the house, and if I found a word that I didn't know the meaning of, I would write it down and ask my parents to define it and try to memorise it.~Alexandra Adornetto


Parents Child Meaning

Childhood is just this amazing place, and in my books, I was trying to express my concern about childhood being eroded. You have kids' TV programs being interrupted by terrorist attacks, and kids are exposed to so much these days.~Alexandra Adornetto


Childhood Amazing Trying

Although I have fantastic connections, I didn't know as a child what feeling secure meant.~Alfie Allen


Child Feeling Know

But I could not imagine having a child and the child not having a relationship with music that opens up their mind and their imagination and teaches them things.~Ali Shaheed Muhammad


Music Relationship Child

The main thing I got from growing up in a suburb is the boredom you have as a child.~Alia Shawkat


Child Growing Up You

When I was a child, I was always nicking my mum's jewellery to wear, and I loved to drape a massive Chinese shawl around me from our fancy-dress box. I was obsessed with a feather and rabbit-fur collar from the age of three and attempted to make one with my friend, whose father was a gamekeeper.~Alice Temperley


Father Age Child

Any abuse of animals is the same as abuse of men, women, or children.~Alison Goldfrapp


Children Women Men

You want a child who never makes you anything but proud? Please. Don't bother taking on parenthood if you can't handle the fact that sometimes your child's identity won't be what you would have chosen. And if you want to prevent a child from ever suffering? Well, then don't have a child. No one is born into the world never to suffer.~Alice Dreger


Child World Identity

I think my cat is adorable, and I probably give it too much fresh chicken. Maybe if I had a child, I'd be giving the chicken to the child.~Alison Goldfrapp


Child Giving Think

According to my mother, there pretty much wasn't anything I wouldn't eat as a child. Not just try, but eat. I was even inclined to dig into stuff about which she expressed open disgust - lobster and other shellfish, and cheap Chinese food with pepper so hot it made your gums feel like a medieval dentist had been at them.~Alice Dreger


Mother Food Child

I was a disruptive child.~Allyson Felix


Child Disruptive

Every time I decide I want a child I get another pet. I have 3 dogs, 13 birds and 3 horses, what does that tell you?~Alyssa Milano


Time Pet Child

Our pets rely on us entirely for their nutrition. So if you're making your own judgments, that could lead to a mistake. At the same time, we have more control over our pet's diet than we do with our children or with ourselves, so your vet can tell you what is appropriate for your dog and you can assign them that.~Alison Sweeney


Time Children Dog

Can you believe approximately 17 percent of American children ages 2 to 19 years are obese? How about this fact: approximately 60 percent of overweight children ages 5 to 10 already have at least one risk factor for heart disease? We are all to blame for this - parents, schools, kids - all of us.~Alison Sweeney


Children Parents Heart

There is nothing like seeing the man you love with your child.~Alyssa Milano


Love Man Child

Baseball represents family. It represents my childhood.~Alyssa Milano


Family Baseball Childhood

Two children of same cruel parent look at one another and see in each other the image of the cruel parent or the image of their past oppressor. This is very much the case between Jew and Arab: It's a conflict between two victims.~Amos Oz


Children Past Parent

With demands for special education or standardized test prep being shouted in their ears, public schools can't always hear a parent when he says: 'I want my child to be able to write contracts in Spanish,' or, 'I want my child to shake hands firmly,' or, 'I want my child to study statistics and accounting, not calculus.'~Amity Shlaes


Education Child Parent

The donning of the ear buds marks the beginning of teen life, when children set off on their own for the passage through adolescence.~Amity Shlaes


Life Children Beginning

The truth of the matter is I stayed in L.A. raising my children, and when they went to college, I packed my bags along with them and came to New York and looked for parts in the theatre, because that's always what I preferred doing.~Andrea Martin


Children Truth College

As part of the E.U., my children can have the freedom and the opportunity to work and live across Europe; to be ambitious in the world's largest market; and to access so much of the history, the culture and the opportunity which is our common European heritage.~Andrew Lansley


Work Children History

Jamie Oliver, quite rightly, was talking about trying to improve the diet of children in schools and improving school meals, but the net effect was the number of children eating school meals in many of these places didn't go up, it went down.~Andrew Lansley


Children School Trying

Like children all over the world, by the age of 10 I'd come to believe that most of the really humane creatures were not really human at all.~Andrew O'Hagan


Children Age World

In Britain, the great hidden secret of talking animals and children's literature is how political it was in its bones, beneath the obvious cuteness.~Andrew O'Hagan


Children Great Political

There are 80 million moms in the United States. Forty million stay at home with their children.~Andrew Shue


Children Home Parenting

All children everywhere deserve the opportunity that is unlocked for them by education.~Ann Cotton


Education Children Deserve

I've always enjoyed making up stories, especially when I was bored and just sitting around. It got really serious after the children came along.~Ann Leckie


Children Sitting Up

I recall an 18-year-old girl named Rachel in Zambia who was given a grant to start a business of her choosing. She decided to breed goats so she could sell the meat and the milk, and donate the kids to orphan children. She herself was an orphan, stepping into young adulthood with no resources, and it was her first opportunity to earn her own money.~Ann Cotton


Children Business Money

You can't raise the aspirations of a child and then leave them hanging. Poverty can't be solved by a project. It's solved by a relationship, collaboration.~Ann Cotton


Relationship Child Poverty

All countries have poor people. Yet it's a very rare country which understands the indignities of poverty, while education systems maintain the status quo. The children of the elite go to the best schools and get the best jobs, not because they are the best. We're not taking advantage of the intellectual power on this planet.~Ann Cotton


Education Children Best

There are 45 million children in Africa who are not in school. While other children are learning, exploring, and growing in the myriad ways that children were meant to grow, these children are trapped in a life of constant struggle. Without education, how can they be expected to escape such struggle? How can their children?~Ann Cotton


Life Education Children

To expose the hardships experienced by children who are deprived of the right to attend school, Camfed has produced a series of films about educational exclusion. 'Every Child Belongs in School' provides a glimpse into the lives of children who have been forced by poverty to leave school at a very young age and take a difficult life path.~Ann Cotton


Life Children Age

I said tonight I wanted to talk to you about love. Look into your hearts. This is our country. This is our future. These are our children and grandchildren. You can trust Mitt.~Ann Romney


Love Children Future

The prevailing view was that girls were outside of school because of the resistance of families to their education. But when I visited a local village, what everyone told me - the chiefs, the parents, the children - was that girls weren't in school because it was the boys that had a better chance of getting paid work in the future.~Ann Cotton


Education Work Children

We are all children of the same God, and we have to come together to solve our problems and not be fighting so much.~Ann Romney


Children God Together

If I have another child, I doubt I'll get married again. I don't think men particularly want to be with me.~Anna Nicole Smith


Men Child Me

You love each book. They're your children.~Ann Maxwell


Love Children Book

I did not have a chance to write novels until my youngest child started school fulltime.~Anne McCaffrey


School Child Chance

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


Children Home Parenting

David Fincher is a longtime friend. As a director, my wife had worked with him as a makeup artist when he would do Madonna videos years before, and his child and my oldest child were in preschool together, so we're kind of dad-friends through that, too.~Anthony Edwards


Wife Together Child

There are people out there with three jobs and small children. Being an actor is a walk in the park compared to working as a cleaner overnight. I'm lucky I'm not plucking chickens.~Anne-Marie Duff


Children Small People

The reason for this project comes from my childhood, that is clear to me. I did not have any toys. So, I played in the bricks of ruined buildings around me and with which I built houses.~Anselm Kiefer


Childhood Me Reason

The experience of having a child does crack you wide open. I felt like I suddenly had to rebuild the skin that I'd grown over the years before having a child. Perhaps that might be quite interesting in terms of acting.~Anne-Marie Duff


Experience Child Acting

The United States is where I want to finish. I love the States. I want to have a subscription to NBA and go with my children to every game. I can already see myself there. I do not yet know the city, but why not play for Beckham's franchise in Miami? Playing under Beckham would be the best.~Antoine Griezmann


Love Children Best

It is, of course, traditional in children's literature to get rid of the parents.~Anthony Horowitz


Children Parents Get

If my children were as unhappy as I was at school, I'd send them somewhere else, but it never occurred to my parents.~Anthony Horowitz


Children Parents School

I spent my entire childhood living abroad because of my father's occupation, so we were on long-haul flights all the time.~Arabella Weir


Time Father Childhood

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.~April Winchell


Love Children Parents

I wish my parents hadn't made me feel that how I looked was linked to how much they loved me. But I do also see how hard it must be to see your child pile on the pounds and trust they'll find their own way back to a healthy weight.~Arabella Weir


Parents Trust Child

As a child, I had no idea that I would end up in the film industry. My ambitions changed from wanting to join the army like my grandfather to taking up merchant navy as a career to running for India, and finally, investment banking while I was a student of economics honour. But during my college days, I began to get offers for modelling.~Arjun Rampal


End College Child

I do not think athletes should get a free pass. I don't think we should train our children and future athletes to believe that they are above the law and morality.~Armstrong Williams


Children Future Law

Let's remember the children who come from broken homes, surrounded by crime, drugs, temptation, their peers having babies out of wedlock, but who still manage to get a good education despite the many obstacles they face every day.~Armstrong Williams


Education Children Good

Receiving far less attention are the working class heroes, who go about their solitary work routines with quiet dignity, come home from another grueling day, yet still find time to interact with their children.~Armstrong Williams


Work Time Children

When I ask teachers why they teach, they almost always say that it is because they want to make a difference in the lives of children.~Arne Duncan


Children Teach Want

Almost 24 million children - one in three - are likely growing up without their father involved in their lives.~Arne Duncan


Children Father Growing Up

Research shows that children do better in school and are less likely to drop out when fathers are involved. Engaged parents can strengthen communities, mentor and tutor students, and demonstrate through their actions how much they value their children's education.~Arne Duncan


Education Children Parents

Being a parent is not just about how you treat your child; it's also about how you treat the other parent. If you treat that person with respect, that's fine, that's the way to go. But if you don't, you're not being the parent you could be.~Art Alexakis


Respect Child Parent

The four stages of man are infancy, childhood, adolescence, and obsolescence.~Art Linkletter


Childhood Man Adolescence

As a child, I always chose a false nose and some face paint and a wig for my birthday.~Ashley Jensen


Birthday Child Face

I want to go to Lapland and see Father Christmas, and now I've got a child, so I've got an excuse. Also, I'd like to go to South America especially as I'm now living in that part of the world, in L.A. now. And I must get down to Mexico.~Ashley Jensen


Father Child World

We have a house in Umbria that we bought just before we went to America. That meant we couldn't go there as often as we thought, but now we're back, we're going to start using it more. I love the light, the countryside, the language and the fact that children are accepted everywhere. The Italians get passionate about everything, too.~Ashley Jensen


Love Children Light

I think that children that are acting are always pretty savvy anyway because you're conducting yourself around adults a lot of the time, aren't you? But there is this worry now that children just want to be famous.~Ashley Jensen


Time Children Yourself

Only the pun remains. The pun, beloved of Shakespeare, children and tabloid headline-writers, is normally eschewed in the modern, sophisticated circles in which I move.~Arthur Smith


Children Circles Move

Every generation of children has its private hero.~Arthur Smith


Children Hero Generation

When I was a teenager, I thought nothing would ever happen to me because my childhood was so normal. I had this complex of normality.~Audrey Tautou


Childhood Me Nothing

Before you beat a child, be sure yourself are not the cause of the offense.~Austin O'Malley


Child Yourself You

A good mother remembers to serve fruit at breakfast, is always cheerful and never yells, manages not to project her own neuroses and inadequacies onto her children, is an active and beloved community volunteer. She remembers to make play dates, her children's clothes fit, she does art projects with them and enjoys all their games.~Ayelet Waldman


Mother Art Children

When you are dealing with a child, keep all your wits about you, and sit on the floor.~Austin O'Malley


Child You Floor

Another parent's different approach raises the possibility that you've made a mistake with your child. We simply can't tolerate that because we fear that any mistake, no matter how minor, could have devastating consequences. So we proclaim the superiority of our own choices. We've lost sight of the fact that people have preferences.~Ayelet Waldman


Fear Child Choices

If a good mother is one who loves her child more than anyone else in the world, I am not a good mother. I am in fact a bad mother. I love my husband more than I love my children.~Ayelet Waldman


Mother Love Children

Yes, I have four children. Four children with whom I spend a good part of every day: bathing them, combing their hair, sitting with them while they do their homework, holding them while they weep their tragic tears. But I'm not in love with any of them. I am in love with my husband.~Ayelet Waldman


Love Children Good

I tell myself that after four children my belly is already so stretched and flabby that I have to do origami to get my pants buttoned. One more pregnancy and I'd be doomed to elastic waists for the rest of my life.~Ayelet Waldman


Life Children Myself

I had a second trimester abortion. I was pregnant with a much-wanted child who was diagnosed with a genetic abnormality. I made a choice to terminate the pregnancy. It was my third pregnancy, and I was very obviously showing. More important, I could feel the baby move.~Ayelet Waldman


Child Baby Choice

I did not want to raise a genetically compromised child. I did not want my children to have to contend with the massive diversion of parental attention, and the consequences of being compelled to care for their brother after I died. I wanted a genetically perfect baby, and because that was something I could control, I chose to end his life.~Ayelet Waldman


Life Children End

I tend to approach giving interviews with the same sense of circumspection and restraint as I approach my writing. That is to say, virtually none. When asked what I made of blogs like my own, blogs written by parents about their children, I said, 'A blog like this is narcissism in its most obscene flowering.'~Ayelet Waldman


Children Parents Writing

Roaring like a tiger turns some children into pianists who debut at Carnegie Hall but only crushes others. Coddling gives some the excuse to fail and others the chance to succeed.~Ayelet Waldman


Children Chance Succeed

I believe that mothers should tell the truth, even - no, especially - when the truth is difficult. It's always easier, and in the short term can even feel right, to pretend everything is okay, and to encourage your children to do the same. But concealment leads to shame, and of all hurts shame is the most painful.~Ayelet Waldman


Mothers Children Truth

One of the darkest, deepest shames so many of us mothers feel nowadays is our fear that we are Bad Mothers, that we are failing our children and falling far short of our own ideals.~Ayelet Waldman


Mothers Children Fear

I think Michelle Obama is on the right track with her Let's Move campaign to bring down childhood obesity. She and I come from the same state, Illinois, which is number four in the nation for obese children. One out of five Illinois children are considered obese. Not overweight, obese. And two-thirds of Americans are either overweight or obese.~Aaron Schock


Children Childhood Obesity

I was just so excited to have a child! I held him up like he was Simba in 'The Lion King.' I wanted to sing 'The Circle of Life.'~Aaron Lazar


Life Child Lion

We go fish, we also catch fighting fish, looking for birds and it was for kampong people, the paddy field was our the play field for the children.~Abdullah Ahmad Badawi


Children People Fish

Sometimes children do forget their filial responsibilities.~Abdullah Ahmad Badawi


Children Forget Sometimes

As a child, the paddy field was my playground.~Abdullah Ahmad Badawi


Child Playground Field

I, talking about my children, of course I wanted them to succeed in life, they have to choose whatever job or occupation that they want, I will not try to influence.~Abdullah Ahmad Badawi


Life Children Job

I had an amazing childhood.~Abbie Cornish


Childhood Amazing Had

My mom didn't ever think I would take to acting because I was a very shy, very reserved kind of child. But obviously, something changed!~Abigail Breslin


Mom Child Acting

I was born in Jerusalem in 1939 to a poor family that shared a rented four-room apartment with two additional families and their children.~Ada Yonath


Family Children Born

Since an early age I was taught to be very politically aware and knew from childhood that the process was something I wanted to contribute towards if I could.~Adam Rickitt


Age Childhood Process

Whereas Books of Wonder excels with children's literature, McNally Jackson is where I go for my adult new releases, and no, it has nothing to do with the fact that Taylor Swift shops there, too.~Adam Silvera


Children Literature Go

Germany is in terrible condition this year. This is particularly true of the working masses, who are so undernourished that tuberculosis is having a rich harvest, particularly of adolescent children.~Agnes Smedley


Children Rich Harvest

I have always had strong maternal instincts. Even when I was still a child I cut out pictures of prams from newspapers and imagined the feeling of pushing my own pram through fresh winter snow and seeing the wheels' tracks behind me in the snow.~Agnetha Faltskog


Strong Child Winter

I was so tired once 'Abba' was over and just wanted to be calm and with my children. I married, was in 'Abba,' had my children, divorced, all in ten years. I wonder how I managed it, but I was young.~Agnetha Faltskog


Children Tired Calm

My life contains so many other things; I have my children, my grandchildren, my two dogs and a big place in the country. I have my own life.~Agnetha Faltskog


Life Children My Life

Both of them were the children of the United States. They sacrificed their children for the benefit of the others. But they were not very devoted children of the United States.~Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani


Children Others United

Teach success before teaching responsibility. Teach them to believe in themselves. Teach them to think, 'I'm not stupid'. No child wants to fail. Everyone wants to succeed.~Al Green


Success Child Stupid

No child wants to fail. Everyone wants to succeed.~Al Green


Child Succeed Fail

My attitude is that if anybody of any age wants to read a book, let them, but I do think that no child would want to read 'Boneland.'~Alan Garner


Attitude Age Child

My mother read nursery rhymes to me, and my grandmother told me folk stories, but as a child I had no interest in writing whatsoever.~Alan Garner


Mother Grandmother Child

I believe it is my responsibility to do what I can for children and people with Down syndrome as well as in my native Dominican Republic.~Albert Pujols


Children Responsibility

I have five young children, and I take being a role model very seriously.~Albert Pujols


Children Role Model Young

I've said many times that there only two things to write about: love and death. And when you have children, you remember that the world is full of sharp corners and dangerous things, and suddenly you have these small, soft creatures, which you love in almost painful way.~Alexi Zentner


Love Children Death

My children have stolen my dreams in a very literal sense. I've lost months in the minutes and hours that Sabine and Zoey have needed me at night, their thin, butterfly-beating hearts pushed against me in the darkness.~Alexi Zentner


Children Dreams Darkness

Let a man turn to his own childhood - no further - if he will renew his sense of remoteness, and of the mystery of change.~Alice Meynell


Change Childhood Man

A child is beset with long traditions. And his infancy is so old, so old, that the mere adding of years in the life to follow will not seem to throw it further back - it is already so far.~Alice Meynell


Life Child Long

I had a very outdoorsy childhood. I was athletic and used to ride and do dressage. I could ride almost before I could walk. There is a picture of me at 18 months old sitting happily on the back of a donkey.~Alison Jackson


Childhood Walk Me

The satiric ethos of Mad was a much bigger childhood influence.~Alison Bechdel


Childhood Influence Bigger

In spite of this fact, the Western powers have never given sufficient importance to the Muslim world. They have always been inclined to treat it as a big backward and lethargic child.~Aly Khan


Child World Treat

I researched children's rights, divorce law, and parental kidnapping. Millions of children and parents are touched by the inadequacy of the legal system to deal with the human heart.~Amity Gaige


Children Parents Heart

I do think, in general, children are so perceptive, and they watch and they get so much, and that's wonderful. And it's also difficult for them because they see so much, but they don't understand.~Amity Gaige


Children Think Difficult

I loved Madeleine L'Engle as a child - 'A Wrinkle in Time.'~Amity Gaige


Time Child Loved

When my career first began, I didn't have children - so there's a whole lot of difference in the way I choose roles now. Not just films for my children, but how long I'm going to be away, and is Dad going to be home while I'm gone. That sort-of factor plays a part.~Amy Irving


Children Home Dad

I was born on an even keel. Family lore says I never cried, even at birth. I felt at ease on earth, in the right place. And like many children, I took comfort in life's regularity: Every few days it rained, the school bus came and went, and my parents were rooted in their union.~Amity Gaige


Life Family Children

I have two cousins with juvenile diabetes. They both contracted the disease before the age of 5, and it was so heartbreaking watching them go through daily blood tests and injections. It is such a difficult disease to live with and requires constant attention; a tough thing to explain to a child.~Amy Robach


Age Daily Child

When I give my time to a worthy cause, it's time well spent. Lending a voice to help raise money - or perhaps just awareness - is the least I can do to give back. When I spend time with people who are fighting for children, it puts everything into perspective.~Amy Robach


Time Children Money

I've dreamed of having my French bulldog become a bestselling children's heroine.~Andrea Seigel


Children Become French

All children are born pure egoists. They perceive their needs to the exclusion of all others. Only through socialization do they learn that some forms of gratification must be deferred and others denied.~Andrew Vachss


Children Learn Born

I was a bad boy as a child.~Andy Dick


Child Boy Bad Boy

While early childhood experiences may impel, they do not compel. In the end, evil is a matter of choice.~Andrew Vachss


End Childhood May

I laugh when I see people in pain. Sometimes I think it is a defense mechanism from childhood, where you're in so much pain you have to laugh. It is a survival mechanism.~Andy Dick


Childhood Pain People

Victimizers of children are the enemies of any so-called society.~Andrew Vachss


Children Society Any

I did criminal defense work part-time, and that paid the bills for representing abused and neglected children... and for defending in juvenile court those kids the 'child protective system' had missed when it had the chance.~Andrew Vachss


Work Children Child

I get stubborn and dig in when people tell me I can't do something and I think I can. It goes back to my childhood when I had problems in school because I have a learning disability.~Ann Bancroft


Learning School Childhood

It was the corner sweet-shop in Australia that first piqued my interest in interior design. I went into this space with a mixture of apprehension and excitement as a child. It was filled, floor to ceiling, with the most incredible rounded glass bowls filled to the brim with bonbons, buttons, and sweets.~Anouska Hempel


Child Space Design

Peter Lucas and I live in Durham but spend a great of time in North Wales, where we have a cottage in the mountains, and in Vermont, USA, with my sister - who is a children's writer married to a poet.~Anne Stevenson


Time Children Sister

Chechnya forms the bookends to Tolstoy's career. He began writing his first novel, 'Childhood,' while in Starogladovskaya in Northern Chechnya, and his final novel, 'Hadji Murad,' is set in the Russo-Chechen War of the 19th century.~Anthony Marra


War Childhood Writing

Calvin and Hobbes are the only two characters from my childhood reading that I return to with any regularity, and they have grown with me, yielding newer and deeper meaning.~Anthony Marra


Childhood Reading Me

I wanted to be a writer, but at the time, I spent my days working a retail job, my nights sleeping in my childhood bedroom, and while I had written short stories here and there, I didn't know how to write good fiction anymore than I knew how to perform good brain surgery.~Anthony Marra


Time Good Childhood

Of course, like all film-makers I've been mesmerised by cinema since I was a child.~Anthony Minghella


Child Cinema Like

You look at a surgeon as you would a secular priest, almost, if it's your child, if it's your sister on the operating table. That was an idea that very much has interested me and I've wanted to explore for some time.~Anthony Marra


Time Sister Child

My first real awareness of Chechnya came when I was a college student studying in Russia. I arrived in St. Petersburg about two months after Anna Politkovskaya was assassinated for her reports on Chechnya. I lived with an elderly woman and her grown children in an apartment that was not too far from the neighborhood military cadet school.~Anthony Marra


Children Woman School

To lose one's self in reverie, one must be either very happy, or very unhappy. Reverie is the child of extremes.~Antoine Rivarol


Happy Child Self

At one point in my career, while still hosting 'The Arsenio Hall Show,' I was told by my doctor that it might not be physically possible for me to have children.~Arsenio Hall


Children Doctor Me

I am still married, yes - no children. I have Benzo, though; he's my dog, a Lhasa apso.~Archie Panjabi


Children Dog I Am

I knew from a young age that I wanted to be an actor. I never even thought about other careers. The acting field is certainly not the path many Indian parents encourage their children to take, but mine were very supportive. They wanted me to have an education, but understood that this is what I wanted to do.~Archie Panjabi


Education Children Parents

I'm a grandfather now, and when I watch children's shows with my two-year-old grandson, Arlo, I'm delighted because it's completely non-traditional casting. It feels like a utopia. How the world should be.~Art Malik


Children World Grandfather

'Master Harold' is about me as a little boy, and my father, who was an alcoholic. There's a thread running down the Fugard line of alcoholism. Thankfully I haven't passed it on to my child, a wonderful daughter who's stone-cold sober. But I had the tendency from my father, just as he had had it from his father.~Athol Fugard


Daughter Father Child

I never dreamed of being a pop star when I was a child.~Aurora


Child Star Never

Chum was a British boy's weekly which, at the end of the year was bound into a single huge book; and the following Christmas parents bought it as Christmas presents for male children.~A. E. van Vogt


Children Parents End

I spent a long part of my childhood repressing my more animalistic desire systems, and in a way, it permits me to do some of the stuff that I would want to be doing in a way that's more comfortable and doesn't break my internal rules. It expands the realm of possibility.~Autre Ne Veut


Childhood Me Rules

I get on fine with my mum and dad, but if they want to see the grandchildren, they come to me.~Aaron Johnson


Dad Grandchildren Me

I think if we understand better the impact of war on women and children, we might be more careful about the wars we start.~Abigail Disney


Children Women War

I've been drawing as long as I can remember. I think all children draw as soon as they figure out the thumb and can grab crayons. The only difference with people like myself is that we never stopped drawing.~Adam Hughes


Children Myself People

I think all children draw, as soon as they figure out the thumb and can grab crayons. The only difference with people like myself is that we never stopped drawing.~Adam Hughes


Children Myself People

It's a significant question: should black people only adopt black children, and white people white children?~Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje


Children People Black

When a child wants to be accepted, he'll do anything. And if it means you're getting a certain amount of notoriety from a fight, that's what you'll do.~Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje


Child Fight You

If it's taught well, art really is important to kids early on. It helps children develop language and allows them to see themselves in a way that isn't right or wrong, because if they draw an animal with five legs instead of four, nobody's criticizing them for it.~Agnes Gund


Art Children Animal

I'm hoping someday that we'll be able to start a consortium with places like Carnegie Hall to work on early childhood education. I really feel that's the most important place to put the arts.~Agnes Gund


Education Work Childhood

One has to nurture a new generation, to raise children in the spirit of Islam.~Akhmad Kadyrov


Children Generation Islam

I was born in Somerville, but I don't remember very much about it because we moved from there to Arlington when I was five years old, and it was in Arlington that I spent most of my childhood.~Alan Hovhaness


Childhood Remember Born

Ancestor worship, or filial piety so characteristic of Asian cultures, for example, does not really resonate with Americans who favor children, not grandparents.~Alan Dundes


Children Grandparents

A lot of the time with child actors, you get the feeling they're trying to have a kind of poise or presentation that's beyond their years that might be put on, but also might be because they've spent years just hanging out with adults and they don't even have a sense of what it's like to grow up with kids their own age.~Alessandro Nivola


Time Age Child

I wanted to make an adult vampire film, not something for children.~Alexandra Cassavetes


Children Vampire Film

The human overpopulation issue is the topic I see as the most vital to solve if our children and grandchildren are to have a good quality of life.~Alexandra Paul


Life Children Good

Unless everyone grasps the importance of having only two children per couple, wars won't be over just oil anymore, they will be over water and food.~Alexandra Paul


Children Food Water

There is something inexpressibly sad in the thought of the children who crossed the ocean with the Pilgrims and the fathers of Jamestown, New Amsterdam, and Boston, and the infancy of those born in the first years of colonial life in this strange new world.~Alice Morse Earle


Life Children Ocean

The men in those old days of the seventeenth century, when in constant dread of attacks by Indians, always rose when the services were ended and left the house before the women and children, thus making sure the safe exit of the latter.~Alice Morse Earle


Children Women Rose

People have asked me about the 19th century and how I knew so much about it. And the fact is I really grew up in the 19th century, because North Carolina in the 1950s, the early years of my childhood, was exactly synchronous with North Carolina in the 1850s. And I used every scrap of knowledge that I had.~Allan Gurganus


Knowledge Childhood People

New York offers a bubble out of the literary life that is very useful. We have more time for the children, for the cooking.~Alvaro Enrigue


Life Time Children

Being an actor is an extension of telling a story and I loved story telling as a child.~Amanda Burton


Child Loved Story

A lot of professional dancers become professional when they turn 15 or 16 years old, when they're still children. So you've trained every single waking moment up until that point for a career that could maybe only last 10 years, maybe longer if your body holds up, if your injuries are kept at bay.~Amanda Schull


Children Moment Injuries

I can't imagine what it's like to go through life without shoes to protect your feet, and yet millions of kids do it. That's why TOMS is such an incredible company - it gives shoes to children who need them!~Amanda Hearst


Life Children Shoes

I have no regrets about not having children. I still wait for the pang of guilt, but I have none. I tune into the television show 'Nanny 911' occasionally which reminds me how much patience and love it take to be a good parent.~Amanda Donohoe


Love Children Good

I don't really see myself as a socialite or as a 'child of someone.' I'd rather be working than going to fashion parties all the time.~Amber Le Bon


Time Myself Child

Sometimes as a parent, you have to give your child that doesn't do his or her chores some tough love and withhold the allowance.~Ami Bera


Love Child Parent

Well, I took ballet for many, many years, so my whole childhood really revolved around dance class. I grew up around dance; my mother was a dancer.~Amy Sherman-Palladino


Mother Dance Childhood

I like to do projects in which you can see statistical results. I am very happy for all these small children, who have been the biggest group of victims of iodine deficiency.~Anatoly Karpov


Children Happy I Am

Children can take lessons in that school via the Internet and can score extra points like e.g. in Geography or History. That sounds very promising and is a fantastic basis for future steps.~Anatoly Karpov


Children Future History

I am thinking about chess in schools in particular. In the USA more than 3200 children competed in an event.~Anatoly Karpov


Children I Am Thinking

I read Claire Messud's 'The Emperor's Children,' I read Joseph O'Neill's 'Netherland' - but to me, they're not 9/11 novels. In 'The Emperor's Children,' 9/11 felt to me like a piece of the plot; the novel wasn't wrestling with what 9/11 meant. And 'Netherland' felt the same way. I liked both books a lot but I don't see them as 9/11 novels.~Amy Waldman


Children Me Way

Years later I would hear my father say the divorce had left him dating his children. That still meant picking us up every Sunday for a matinee and, if he had the money, an early dinner somewhere.~Andre Dubus III


Children Money Father

My parents are aging and there are difficult issues. It's strange to have children at the beginning of life and parents nearing the end.~Amy Waldman


Life Children Parents

My children, who are almost two: watching them develop has made me pay much closer attention to how we become who we are.~Amy Waldman


Children Me Attention

From a building right in front of my windows, I can observe the speed of the sunrises and sunsets. The voices of children playing, laughing, yelling, and crying on the playground crawl up to the eighth floor, where I write. Their voices sound so innocent from a distance.~Andrea Hirata


Children Distance Building

When I was a child, I saw in the news that a person from Belitung had done well in sports in Jakarta, and I just couldn't imagine that it was possible for someone from here to become famous, and it's still very isolated out here.~Andrea Hirata


Sports Child Famous

Musicians are probably the most uncomfortable people in themselves in the world. Happiness, I think, only exists when you're a child and once you go past 11, unfortunately it's gone.~Andrea Corr


Happiness Past Child

My early childhood was spent in Newark, New Jersey, but my family moved to Denver when I was 12.~Anita Diament


Family Childhood Early

The truth is that contraception saves lives, prevents unplanned pregnancies, improves outcomes for children and reduces the number of abortions.~Ann McLane Kuster


Children Truth Truth Is

I believe in less government interference in people's personal lives, including whom to marry, when and whether to bear a child and how to raise kind and compassionate children.~Ann McLane Kuster


Children Child People

Children usually do not blame themselves for getting lost.~Anna Freud


Children Blame Lost

It is only when parental feelings are ineffective or too ambivalent or when the mother's emotions are temporarily engaged elsewhere that children feel lost.~Anna Freud


Mother Children Lost

My parents had four children quickly, divorced quickly - when I was two - and my mother remarried quickly. We were suddenly in a different environment with a different father.~Anna Chancellor


Mother Children Parents

I am glad that I do not have any children.~Anna Freud


Children I Am Glad

I'm always crying. I get a lump in my throat when I see intimacy between parents and their children.~Anna Chancellor


Children Parents See

For me, conscious parenting is staying attuned to your child, being really open and in the moment. It means staying as present as possible in your own breath for the betterment of your whole family.~Anna Getty


Family Parenting Child

Parenting is not just about you and your kid; it's also about whomever you're parenting your child with. So there is a kind of 'awareness' involved for everybody. It's all about the way you interact with your child and participate in your child's life.~Anna Getty


Life Parenting Child

When you find a way to be really receptive to your child's needs and really listen, you can be more open to what they say they want or what they say they need.~Anna Getty


Child Want You

Thirteen, 13 children, and I love - I love them all. And I think I've been a good father to all of them.~Anthony Quinn


Love Children Father

The concentration in my book on Marie Antoinette's childhood and on her family influences. It is surprising how some books actually start with her arrival in France!~Antonia Fraser


Family Childhood Book

Some caregivers want to reciprocate the care they themselves received as children.~Ariel Gore


Children Care Want

When you hear the party that glorified Occupy Wall Street blast success; when you hear them minimize the genius of the men and women who make jobs out of nothing, is that what you teach your children about work?~Artur Davis


Success Work Children

As a child, I was spoilt by my parents as an only son. They indulged my every whim, and I grew up in luxury.~Asif Ali Zardari


Son Parents Child

Whatever you want your child to learn, you have to model that every day. There's no more waiting around. Once you have a child, there's no dress rehearsal anymore.~Autumn Reeser


Day Waiting Child

I quite like childlike songs, which sometimes cross over.~Alan Price


Sometimes Childlike Over

Cry, the beloved country, for the unborn child that is the inheritor of our fear. Let him not love the earth too deeply... For fear will rob him of all if he gives too much.~Alan Paton


Love Fear Child

I think children in general have a very hard time - at least I did - expressing any pain because I didn't want to hurt the people that I loved.~Aleksa Palladino


Time Children Pain

I am a Soviet man, and Yeltsin is a Soviet man - maybe our grandchildren will be different.~Aleksandr Lebed


Man I Am Grandchildren

I always knew that I wanted to live with books, even as a child, because we traveled a lot. Home was the book to which I came back every evening.~Alberto Manguel


Home Child Book

I remember, as a child, the confusion of not knowing what this place was where I was supposed to spend the night: it's a disquieting experience for a child. And what I would do was quickly unpack my books and go back to a book I knew well and make sure the same text and the same illustrations were there.~Alberto Manguel


Experience Child Book

I wrote poetry, journals, and, especially, plays for the neighborhood kids to perform. I had an ordinary, happy childhood. Nothing much was going on, but I had fun.~Alex Flinn


Happy Poetry Childhood

Children's programming in America, I think it's pretty shoddy in terms of lack of diversity. It's pretty much cartoons and Disney sort of shows. I don't find any of that stimulating for children.~Alex Kingston


Children Diversity America

In England, 'Doctor Who' has always been considered a children's show, at least by children.~Alex Kingston


Children Doctor Always

There are few successful adults who were not first successful children.~Alexander Chase


Children Successful First

It is unacceptable that the system we rely on to develop children into well-adjusted, learned, cultured adults allows drones to dominate and increasingly devalues freethinkers.~Alexandra Robbins


Children Learned System

I wasn't like a Hollywood child actor - 'I'm five! I can sing, I can dance, I can act! I wanna be a star!'~Alexander Skarsgard


Dance Child I Can

I don't think a lot of women know how much their chances of having a child diminish as they age.~Alexis Stewart


Women Age Child

Once you became associated with a children's show, you're finished.~Alexis Korner


Children You Show

I like sugar, be it candy, this season's pumpkin chocolate chip bars, or wine. Sugar is bad for me. It just sits on my tummy, causing my middle child Esme to ask if we are having a fourth baby. Rude!~Alicia Coppola


Wine Child Baby

Fathers and mothers have lost the idea that the highest aspiration they might have for their children is for them to be wise... specialized competence and success are all that they can imagine.~Allan Bloom


Success Mothers Children

Rock gives children, on a silver platter, with all the public authority of the entertainment industry, everything their parents always used to tell them they had to wait for until they grew up and would understand later.~Allan Bloom


Children Parents Rock

The best compliment to a child or a friend is the feeling you give him that he has been set free to make his own inquiries, to come to conclusions that are right for him, whether or not they coincide with your own.~Alistair Cooke


Best Child Friend

As a parent with young children, I would always find little things that bothered me when I was reading bedtime stories or watching shows or listening to children's music. I couldn't find any stories, games or television shows that were fun and exciting while also being morally instructive and patriotic.~Allen Covert


Music Children Fun

I was taught that in this country if you work hard, you can do anything, and I don't see a lot of those principles in children's books today.~Allen Covert


Work Children Today

Always be prepared; always work hard and take pride in your work no matter what it is. I still follow that advice and have already tried to pass it on to my children. They, of course, ignored me.~Allen Covert


Work Children Work Hard

I've always been a bit of an outsider... I just pop up, kind of. I have a life. I have children - I have three children - and I love the craft of acting; I'm dedicated to that... that's always meant more to me than just hanging out... I've always been kind of a weirdo in that respect, but if the role is good, I'm going to do it.~Ally Walker


Life Love Children

When you have kids, there's a tendency to put the marriage stew on the back burner and give it a quick stir now and then. But it's important to remember why you had children with this person.~Allison Pearson


Marriage Children Remember

My child was one of Nature's Tories pitted against a mother who was one of nurture's Lefties: it was no contest.~Allison Pearson


Mother Nature Child

My ideals told me that men and women could both go out to work and be truly equal. My children told me something more complicated, something I really didn't want to hear. Their need for me was like the need for water or light: it had a devastating simplicity to it.~Allison Pearson


Work Children Women

I look at 'Love Child' and it's as if it was written by someone else - someone who knew what they were doing.~Allegra Huston


Love Child Doing

I loved Dad more for treating the biological reality as trivial, irrelevant. He loved me no less than his other three children.~Allegra Huston


Children Dad Reality

The most important thing in convoluted families, I learnt as I wrote, is that the child feels loved. I knew from a young age that I was a problem which required constant solving; but I never felt unloved. I was lucky.~Allegra Huston


Age Child Loved

I think any good literature, whether it's for children or for adults, will appeal to everybody. As far as children's literature goes, adults should be able to read it and enjoy it as much as a child would.~Amber Benson


Children Good Child

I owe it to my children to secure their future.~Amber Frey


Children Future Secure

My childhood ended in this horrible way. I lived in a country where I didn't trust anybody.~Aminatta Forna


Trust Childhood Country

If my children want to pursue their dreams, I will always support them.~Amrita Singh


Children Dreams Support

Cop families have guns in their houses. It's a bigger question for mothers. When is the right time to introduce to your children the things that could hurt them? But not having the knowledge could hurt them.~Amy Carlson


Mothers Time Children

My earliest childhood memory is watching the sunlight through a jar of amber full of wasps.~Amanda Harlech


Childhood Memory Sunlight

I didn't want to get divorced, but at the point where your children are part of it, you have to do something. I would really love it not to have happened because it haunts you, it will never go away, and it is probably the biggest failure, and I have to live with that.~Amanda Harlech


Love Children Failure

My work is mostly about longing, human relationships, science and children - and a little bit about ghosts and reincarnation.~Amy Gerstler


Work Children Science

I don't think I am a proud person, but I think my children are incredible... I think I am part of that.~Amanda Harlech


Children I Am Proud

I was at the radio station all the time and on the air all the time. I met John Travolta and a lot of the other big '70s icons. Shaun Cassidy sang 'Da Do Ron Ron' to me onstage. I thought I was a rock star; I had an all-access-pass childhood.~Amy Landecker


Time Childhood Me

My childhood memories are amazing; I had freedom in every way - but I see everything from a different perspective now that I live outside.~Ana de Armas


Memories Freedom Childhood

There was a time when we expected nothing of our children but obedience, as opposed to the present, when we expect everything of them but obedience.~Anatole Broyard


Time Children Nothing

I watch so much TV, it's sad. I watch 'Happy Endings', '30 Rock', 'Parks and Rec', 'The Office', 'Eagleheart', 'Children's Hospital'. 'Modern Family' I guess I'm still kinda watching.~Anders Holm


Family Children Happy

I was a child when the March on Washington led by Martin Luther King occurred, and I wanted to hear what was going on. I wanted to be a part of it. I wanted to contribute in the best way I possibly could.~Andre Braugher


Best Child King

I grew up on a sugar plantation in Trinidad, on an expat estate, and that meant I had no idea about money until a lot later than most children.~Andrea McLean


Children Money Most

My children and grandchildren loved the secret servicemen and women that served us. I was honoured that they thought I was important enough to protect.~Andrew Card


Children Women Loved

The top priority is leaving no child behind. We want accountability in the system, and we want schools to recognize they have a responsibility to teach students.~Andrew Card


Child Responsibility

When I'm on the road traveling, the things I miss most are my two children and barbecuing with friends. Rack of ribs, lamb and veal are my specialties.~Angel Cabrera


Children Road Friends

During my childhood in Cyprus, the British talked about the Cypriots as if the Cypriots were outsiders in their own country. And even though I was born in Cyprus, my parents were American, and so I was an outsider in the land of my birth.~Angela Bowie


Parents Childhood American

I agree that a love of reading is a great gift for a parent to pass on to his or her child.~Ann Brashares


Love Great Child

I guess I so desperately want to see us put this planet right. It's so horrifying to me that a fifth of us are starving every night, and that forty thousand children die every single day.~Ann Druyan


Children Day Night

I especially don't like the graphic violence against women and children often depicted in novels such as 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' and others. I'm not sure if it's being done just to entertain or whether it really is necessary for the characters involved.~Ann Cleeves


Children Women Girl

Both of my children - my daughter Caroline, a public school teacher, and my son Elliot, an Army Ranger - are dedicating their lives to public service; thus, they have inspired my own decision to run for Congress.~Ann Callis


Teacher Children Daughter

As parents, we teach our children to do what's right.~Ann Callis


Children Parents Teach

I'm not sure I have a role model per se, but I do deeply admire every woman who raises children and has to walk for water.~Anna D. Shapiro


Children Woman Water

In 'The Girl Who Chased Away Sorrow,' part of the 'Dear America' series, I took my childhood bravery and stubbornness and put that at the core of the Navajo girl, Sarah Nita. It helped me to identify with her survival and to write about her courageous journey and that of her people.~Ann Turner


Journey Childhood Girl

Childhood sometimes does pay a second visit to man, youth never.~Anna Jameson


Childhood Man Youth

Some people manage to make that transition from child actor to adult actor seamlessly. But I felt that if I spent my whole life on a film set without taking a few years to do something else, all I would ever know about was film sets.~Anna Popplewell


Life Child People

I've always been a headstrong girl. I had my first child at 17, and it was a mistake, but I got a beautiful child out of it.~Anna Benson


Beautiful Girl Child

My children went to Bethesda Elementary School. I wouldn't do anything to endanger the safety of Bethesda.~A. James Clark


Children School Safety

In March 1950, in New York City, I was married to Marietta Soffer. We have three children: Vilhelm, Tomas, and Margrethe.~Aage Bohr


Children City Three

I really like being thrown into the works. Many actors, I have found, have this as a common trait. We had to, as children, adapt to various situations with either a military family or things like that.~Adelaide Clemens


Family Children Military

Far too often, children with developmental disorders are diagnosed solely on the basis of their observable behavior, slotted into broad diagnostic pigeonholes and provided generalized treatments that may not always meet their specific needs.~Aditi Shankardass


Children May Behavior

To diagnose and treat a brain disorder accurately, it would be necessary to look at the brain directly. Looking at behavior alone can miss a vital piece of the puzzle and provide an incomplete, or even a misleading, picture of the child's problems.~Aditi Shankardass


Alone Child Brain

I did a lot of acting when I was a child. I was very shy - the kind of kid who ran into a corner and cried on parents' visiting day.~Adrienne Shelly


Parents Day Child

One thing I've learned, in the face of all kinds of indignities, domestic workers take so much pride in their work and love the children they care for.~Ai-jen Poo


Love Work Children

What mothers need, as well as fathers, spouses, and the children of aging parents, is an entire national infrastructure of care, every bit as important as the physical infrastructure of roads, bridges, tunnels, broadband, parks and public works.~Anne-Marie Slaughter


Mothers Children Parents

I have three brothers and one sister, and I'm the third child. Sometimes people say, 'It's only natural you would become a writer - your parents were English professors.' But my four siblings were brought up in the exact same household, and no one else became a writer or an English professor.~Antonya Nelson


Sister Parents Child

If you were not a sinful, polluted, helpless, and miserable creature, this Savior would not be suited to you, and you would not be comprehended in his gracious invitations to the children of men.~Archibald Alexander


Children Men You

There are plenty of models who have children.~Arizona Muse


Children Plenty Who

I highly recommend getting your career established first and then having children.~Arizona Muse


Children Having Children

I wouldn't want to go back over my life. I've done it all. I wouldn't have wanted to miss the Marine Corps. I wouldn't have wanted to miss the war. I wouldn't have missed college. Or playin' for the Colts. I got all the money I need. Five children. I got a truck. I have no regrets whatsoever.~Art Donovan


Life Children War

I don't want my grandchildren to go through what I went through.~Art Modell


Grandchildren Want Go

I write to tell my grandchildren where they come from, and what their grandparents were up to, and I hope they will in their own way continue. I invite anyone else to listen in.~Arthur Hertzberg


Hope Grandchildren Listen

If people grow things themselves, their children understand, then schools in the area know that this community's generating something with its own energy, to consume.~Arthur Potts Dawson


Children Community People

As a child, I spent a lot of time wandering around the prairies and in the hills, and there was a sense that it was such a wide-open space, and there was kind of a feeling of potential. I could imagine anything happening there.~Arthur Slade


Time Child Space

Having been a child actor, I remember how directors would trick me to get good performances out of me. I don't think you need to do that.~Asia Argento


Good Child Remember

Moral training in Ireland is severe and lasts until marriage. Even in childhood, we are taught by the pious clergy to battle against bad thoughts so that we may preserve our holy purity.~Austin Clarke


Marriage Childhood May

I consider myself to have been formed by a lot of the locutions and aesthetics and principles of the Muslim way of life, and those are an important part of my childhood and my identity.~Ayad Akhtar


Life Myself Childhood

Beloved are Israel, for they were called children of God; still greater was the love in that it was made known to them that they were called children of God, as it is written, 'Ye are the children of the Lord your God.'~Akiva ben Joseph


Love Children God

Artists are just children who refuse to put down their crayons.~Al Hirschfeld


Children Down Artists

I do very well three things: my job, stupidities and children.~Alain Delon


Children Job Three

A man who is in control, and inside there is a frightened child - that interests me. Why? You can draw your own conclusions.~Alan J. Pakula


Man Child Me

Actors are frightened little children.~Alan Rosenberg


Children Little Children

When school children start paying union dues, that 's when I'll start representing the interests of school children.~Albert Shanker


Children School Start

Instead of unfairly demonizing teachers, we should be working with them to find solutions to the problems in our schools and make sure every child gets an outstanding public education.~Albio Sires


Education Child Problems

The day the child realizes that all adults are imperfect, he becomes an adolescent; the day he forgives them, he becomes an adult; the day he forgives himself, he becomes wise.~Alden Nowlan


Day Wise Child

I was a very special child. I did stand-up comedy. I did it all. My family didn't understand. 'Aren't you tired?' I'm like, 'No.' I'm like an insomniac, I hardly sleep, I'm always on the move.~Alessandra Torresani


Family Sleep Child

We have three daughters, our own. And, of course, there's nothing more frightening than something bad happening to them. And also, the thought of our children turning bad in some ways is another frightening thought.~Alexander Ahndoril


Children Nothing Thought

Children are often better actors than adults because they have a greater capacity for believing in a situation.~Alexander Mackendrick


Children Better Situation

I had to marry a Greek; I had to stir up the ethnic pot. Otherwise, my children would have been anemic and sickly. Now they've got some good Mediterranean blood in them.~Alexandra Wentworth


Children Good Blood

For almost thirty years I repeatedly saw one and the same dream: I would arrive in Vienna at long last. I would feel really happy, for I was returning to my serene childhood.~Alfred Schnittke


Happy Childhood Dream

Sadly, I haven't had a brain cell since I had children.~Ali Hewson


Children Brain Sadly

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


Children Parents Sad

When someone asks if you want to play Brittany Murphy, who you idolized as a child and grew up loving and who you wanted to be, you can't say no. Even if it's the most terrifying thing someone asks you to do.~Amanda Fuller


Child Want You

When I started acting classes, I was inspired. The truth is I never dreamt of being an actress as a child. But it just happened. When I started studying and getting on stage, it just came to me. I never said 'I want to be an actress.' It just happened. I started discovering myself and realized I loved it.~Ana Layevska


Myself Truth Child

India does not encourage - India has forbidden - child labour. We are a rule-based and rule-governed country.~Anand Sharma


Child Country Encourage

I have a significant other and a large, immediate family. No children, thank goodness. And I have a 13-year-old kitty.~Andrea Parker


Family Children Goodness

Do things fairly, especially with your children. Girls deserve equal opportunities, especially in getting educated as well as equal sharing in business.~Andrew Gotianun


Children Business Deserve

I began to see during the civil war, in that part of the states of Missouri and Kansas where the doctors were shut out, the children did not die.~Andrew Taylor Still


Children War Die

I'm attached to my children with whatever flaws they have, and if some glorious angel broke through the living room ceiling and offered to exchange them for other, better children, I'd cling to my kids and pray away this specter.~Andrew Solomon


Children Angel Living

Just as in policing there is an emphasis on civilians to help with paperwork, we must free up trained and experienced social workers to focus on children, not bureaucracy.~Andy Sawford


Children Focus Help

My first horror film was - well, I don't know. 'Bless the Child' is sort of genre, but 'May' was such a cult hit that after that, I just started getting offers for horror. I think I got a little bit pigeonholed in it right off of 'May' because there was just such a large response to that film.~Angela Bettis


May Child Think

The important things are children, honesty, integrity and faith.~Andy Williams


Children Integrity Faith

The Heart Gallery premise is very simple. It is a special traveling exhibit of photographs featuring Los Angeles foster youth, designed to highlight the need to find loving adoptive families for waiting children.~Angela Featherstone


Children Heart Waiting

The courts don't remove children from their home because the child underperformed at school or required extra long walks or a game of basketball in order to blow off the steam all 5-year-olds have. It's because the parents were unfit, not the kids.~Angela Featherstone


Children Home Parents

I write pretty much when I can. I used to be very particular about needing certain conditions for writing, but when I had children, I discovered that I was a lot more flexible than I thought.~Ann Packer


Children Writing Thought

I have six children.~Ann Marie Buerkle


Children Six

Being a good mother does not call for the same qualities as being a good housewife; a dedication to keeping children clean and tidy may override an interest in their separate development as individuals.~Ann Oakley


Mother Children Good

I basically don't do that well with children, although my sister says I'm a great aunt.~Ann B. Davis


Children Sister Great

Courage: Great Russian word, fit for the songs of our children's children, pure on their tongues, and free.~Anna Akhmatova


Children Courage Great

Some people talk about children wanting to be born as though somewhere out there in the collective unconscious there's a spirit, or a thought or an idea that wants to be born. And I sometimes feel that way about stories... that they're there and they want to be told.~Ann-Marie MacDonald


Children People Want

Reading was such a formative part of my childhood (along with 'Loony Tunes'), that it is difficult to pin point the most influential book. But, under an interrogation light I would probably have to say 'Jane Eyre' by Charlotte Bronte.~Ann-Marie MacDonald


Light Childhood Book

What scares me? I kind of believe in ghosts. I believe they can wander around, so that scares me. But the stuff that really scares me are the catastrophic events like my husband or children or my family being harmed, or something like that.~Annabeth Gish


Family Children Husband

When a small child, I thought that success spelled happiness. I was wrong, happiness is like a butterfly which appears and delights us for one brief moment, but soon flits away.~Anna Pavlova


Success Happiness Child

Seeing to it that a youngster grows up believing not just in the here and now but also in the grand maybes of life guarantees that some small yet crucial part of him remains forever a child.~Anne Cassidy


Life Child Small

I put up a huge wall of denial. It was years before I was able to break through it... accepting that your child has a disability, especially one like LD that cannot be seen or easily diagnosed, is one of the hardest things to come to terms with.~Anne Ford


Child Disability Denial

Learning disabilities cannot be cured, but they can be treated successfully and children with LD can go on to live happy, successful lives.~Anne Ford


Children Learning Happy

I don't know if we ever fully get over the pain of watching a child trying to find their way through a world that too often doesn't understand.~Anne Ford


Pain Child World

I am the flower child who will not wilt. You couldn't have asked for anything more.~Annie Golden


Flower I Am Child

I was the illegitimate child of the legitimate theater. I had no training. I came from downtown rock and roll, and when I came in and auditioned for the Broadway revival of 'Hair,' I had no eyebrows - kind of a Bowie-esque glimmer kid. And it was hard representing the flower power era when we were stone cold punks.~Annie Golden


Flower Power Child

Children and teens need to explore the dark side as a healthy part of growing. If a child is protected from everything dreadful, he will have no coping mechanisms in place when finally confronted with disaster.~Annette Curtis Klause


Children Child Dark

I was a terrific liar as a child, and I believe my lies. So it's a natural step into acting.~Anthony Geary


Child Liar Step

Mysteries, like the Masonic rites, are ones parents and elders are sworn not to reveal to the uninitiated, which include all children. And so we sought for signs.~Anthony Hecht


Children Parents Elders

It doesn't seem to me strange that children should like the macabre, the sensational, and the forbidden.~Anthony Hecht


Children Me Strange

Children know from a remarkably early age that things are being kept from them, that grown-ups participate in a world of mysteries.~Anthony Hecht


Children Age World

Parents are sometimes a bit of a disappointment to their children. They don't fulfill the promise of their early years.~Anthony Powell


Children Parents Early

Parents - especially step-parents - are sometimes a bit of a disappointment to their children. They don't fulfill the promise of their early years.~Anthony Powell


Children Parents Early

I had a great childhood. I think writers are always better off when they have more twisted childhoods, but I didn't.~Anthony Shadid


Childhood Great Better

The trouble with us is that the ghetto of the Middle Ages and the children of the twentieth century have to live under one roof.~Anzia Yezierska


Children Live Ghetto

'400 Blows' was so much like my own childhood, it really stunned me.~Arthur Penn


Childhood Me My Own

Good teachers must inspire children to work hard - make projects and give them good marks even if genuine projects look crude and unprofessional.~Arvind Gupta


Work Children Good

Parents are the biggest culprit. In a bid to make their child score high marks, they are willing to indulge in practices that are unethical, like buying projects. They do not realise that such attempts will not make their child brighter or think over ideas.~Arvind Gupta


Parents Child Ideas

I was a big reader as a child. My father is a great book lover and a librarian, but he forbid me to read bad literature. I was not allowed to read Nancy Drew or books like that. I often say to him that me becoming a crime author is both a way of pleasing him and annoying him.~Asa Larsson


Father Great Child

I know you hear horror stories about child actors, but I think in my family when I did start acting it was never a big deal.~Ashley Johnson


Family Child Acting

I have never experienced being madly in love the way most people seem to have been, although it is not something I would miss. Instead I have had an enormous ability to love my children and my grandchildren and my great grandchildren.~Astrid Lindgren


Love Children Great

We are running a very strong and ongoing marketing campaign to get families to send their children to school, particularly girls.~Augustin Matata Ponyo


Children School Strong

Even if society dictates that men and women should behave in certain ways, it is fathers and mothers who teach those ways to children not just in the words they say, but in the lives they lead.~Augustus Y. Napier


Mothers Children Women

Knowledge is going to make you stronger. Knowledge is going to let you control your life. Knowledge is going to give you the wisdom to teach their children. Knowledge is the thing that makes you smile in the face of disaster.~Avery Brooks


Life Smile Children

One of the reasons that I accepted, once asked to do Star Trek, was to give a single child a chance to see the long thought, to see themselves some 400 years hence. It occurred to me that we must ensure that we keep in front of children the ever-changing horizon.~Avery Brooks


Children Child Chance

Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own. ~Aristotle


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