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At my house, it's an, 'If dad says it, you can say it' kind of deal, so a lot of my slang words come off very childish at this point in my career.~A.J. Styles

Dad Words Career

I mean, I look at my dad. He was twenty when he started having a family, and he was always the coolest dad. He did everything for his kids, and he never made us feel like he was pressured. I know that it must be a great feeling to be a guy like that.~Adam Sandler

Family Father's Day Dad

The problem with me, as far as getting married and having a family, is that my comedy is so important to me. So I don't know if I'll ever be as good a dad as my dad.~Adam Sandler

Family Good Dad

I stopped loving my father a long time ago. What remained was the slavery to a pattern.~Anais Nin

Time Father Dad

I stayed in Baghdad every summer until I was 14. My dad's sister is still there, but many of my relatives have managed to get out. People forget that there are still people there who are not radicalized in any particular direction, trying to live normal lives in a very difficult situation.~Andy Serkis

Sister Summer Dad

I have always had the feeling I could do anything and my dad told me I could. I was in college before I found out he might be wrong.~Ann Richards

Dad College Me

I look for strong people. I don't like people who'll say yes to everything I might bring up. I want people who can argue and disagree and have a point of view that's reflected in the magazine. My dad believed in the cult of personality. He brought great writers and columnists to 'The Standard.'~Anna Wintour

Dad Strong Great

My dad was an editor and a writer, and that's actually what I aspired to be.~Anne M. Mulcahy

Dad Writer Editor

My mum and dad aren't together, but she plays a massive part in my life. We have deep conversations: I tell her where I need support, where I feel she's lacking, and I support her with whatever she needs. I understand she won't be here forever, and I want no regrets.~Anthony Joshua

Life Deep Dad

As a father now, I wouldn't do what my dad did, because it left me feeling emotionally unstable as a kid. But he didn't do the things he did out of selfishness or malice.~Anthony Kiedis

Father Dad Me

I was around computers from birth; we had one of the first Macs, which came out shortly before I was born, and my dad ran a company that wrote computer operating systems. I don't think I have any particular technical skills; I just got a really large head start.~Aaron Swartz

Dad Computers Start

When I'm singing, it's a mixture of my innocence in the projects, my mom and dad. It's all the good and the bad, the laughs and the frowns that I went through and seen other people go through. Then you be trying to write it. Whatever's coming out, you try and make it all cool.~Aaron Neville

Mom Good Dad

I asked my daughter when she was 16, What's the buzz on the street with the kids? She's going, to be honest, Dad, most of my friends aren't into Kiss. But they've all been told that it's the greatest show on Earth.~Ace Frehley

Music Daughter Dad

I was raised by a single dad. Dad's idea of hanging out with your kid or day care was give her $20 in quarters, drop her at the arcade, and tell her not to talk to strangers.~Aisha Tyler

Dad Day Care

I'm a polygamist. I can afford to have as many wives as I can afford to have. All Africans believe in it. My dad has four wives.~Akon

Dad Believe I Can

My mum always told me I was precious, while my dad always told me I was worthless. I think that's a good grounding for a balanced life.~Alan Cumming

Life Good Dad

My dad, Donald, was a vet and had a practice in Yorkshire. Cats and dogs were his bread and butter, but his greatest love was large animals.~Alastair Campbell

Love Dad Greatest

My girls are great at making fun of Dad. They're never impressed with anything I do. I love that. I hope that never changes.~Alex Rodriguez

Love Hope Dad

My dad cut my hair once - I wanted a bob and he gave me a bowl cut. That was a tough few years.~Alexa Chung

Dad Hair Me

I get a lot of advice from my dad about how I should be as a human being, but as an actor, I think he'll give me advice once I'm doing a film for him.~Alia Bhatt

Dad Advice Me

My dad is too cute. Every morning, he sends me one motivational quote. I have a folder full of all his quotes.~Alia Bhatt

Motivational Morning Dad

I told my parents I wanted to be an actress years before I wrapped my head around what my dad did for a living. It's not easy to explain the job of the television journalist, especially when a lot of my friends' dads had jobs that were a lot easier to explain, like a lawyer, a banker or a doctor.~Allison Williams

Parents Dad Friends

Come Christmas Eve, we usually go to my mom and dad's. Everybody brings one gift and then we play that game when we all steal it from each other. Some are really cool, others are useful and some are a bit out there.~Amy Grant

Mom Dad Cool

I was always inundated with music, whether it be my mother's favorites like Fleetwood Mac and Carole King and the Carpenters, or my dad's jazz music.~Andra Day

Mother Music Dad

I have always thought of Walt Disney as my second father.~Annette Funicello

Father Dad Thought

I have always been a bit of an introvert. In fact, my dad used to force me to meet people so that my interpersonal skills improve. As an individual, I was happiest when left alone.~Ashwin Sanghi

Dad Alone People

That is the thankless position of the father in the family - the provider for all, and the enemy of all.~August Strindberg

Family Father Dad

My dad would always tell me, 'When you meet a man, look him in his eye and shake his hand,' and that's just something I've been doing for a long time.~Adrian Peterson

Time Dad Man

I was always fast; I was always racing guys that were older than me and beating them, so I always had speed. I was able to make good cuts at a young age, on the side of the house with my dad, going through different plays, working on cuts and stuff like that.~Adrian Peterson

Age Good Dad

I've seen 48 Stanley Cups in my life. I was about six or seven when I started going to games with my dad.~Al Jourgensen

Life Dad My Life

When Courtney's mother and I first separated I tried to be Disney Dad, showering her with gifts, trips and then I snapped out of it. You don't have to try to impress your kids. If they're not getting what they need from you, they will let you know.~Al Roker

Mother Dad You

I guess if you are making more money than your mom and dad, you can set your own boundaries.~Alexa Vega

Mom Money Dad

I've always known my dad is a one-off and his own person. But I feel that underneath he has always loved me.~Alfie Allen

Dad Loved Me

For years, my dad's friend Joe was just my dad's friend. And it was only when I was 12 or 13 I learned that he was the lead singer of a band called The Clash.~Alfie Allen

Dad Friend Band

I definitely had a weird thing of being attracted to older men. Never my family friends, never my dad's friends.~Alia Shawkat

Family Dad Friends

My dad used to ignore me when I was a kid. He couldn't stand my voice, so he just used to ignore me, and then he'd impersonate me.~Alison Goldfrapp

Dad Me Stand

I did a term at Cambridge University studying medicine, so I could potentially have followed in Mum and Dad's footsteps and become a doctor.~Alistair Brownlee

Dad Doctor Studying

I knew I wanted to be a professional triathlete, but I didn't know it was possible until I won the junior champs. My dad said I should give Cambridge a go to see if I could do both, but it was only ever a trial.~Alistair Brownlee

Dad Professional Know

Babies don't need fathers, but mothers do. Someone who is taking care of a baby needs to be taken care of.~Amy Heckerling

Mothers Dad Baby

My dad was a diplomat and after living in America, where I was born, he was posted to Cairo.~Arabella Weir

Dad America Living

My mother had introduced me to a lot of my father's friends because she believed that I would get to know the guy my dad was better through his friends than just in the hospital visits.~Arlo Guthrie

Mother Father Dad

My dad's songs were really written to make certain people feel as though they had some kind of value. Because they were told from where they work and from the countries they had immigrated from that they did not.~Arlo Guthrie

Work Dad People

There was nothing more important I could do than be supportive as a dad.~Arne Duncan

Dad Important Nothing

My dad's paternal grandparents were musically inclined. And I remember as a little kid going to visit them in their senior building, and they were, like, the stars of the building, especially hosting and performing in their senior talent show.~Aaron Lazar

Dad Stars Remember

I'm one of five kids and we lived on a massive farm in New South Wales with my mum and dad.~Abbie Cornish

Dad New Farm

My dad always supported me. Sometimes we didn't have anything to eat for breakfast, but if we could eat lunch and dinner, we weren't poor.~Albert Pujols

Dad Breakfast Dinner

At the end of the day, you realize that this is important stuff, but it isn't as important as how my kids feel about me. That's how I'm going to measure my success - not how I did as counsel to the president or as attorney general. How did I do as a dad?~Alberto Gonzales

Success Dad Day

My dad's one of my biggest heroes. I also think Paul Newman's an inspiration. I know a lot of people say that, but I love that he's a great role model and a humanitarian. I admire people who don't necessarily want to change the world, but try to make it a better environment.~Alex Pettyfer

Love Change Dad

I started off playing the clarinet, after I was inspired by listening to my dad's Benny Goodman records.~Alvin Lee

Dad Listening Inspired

From the moment my dad died, from the moment I found out there was the possibility of his dying, there were many surprises - years after, minutes after. The moments I was okay were as surprising as the ones that I wasn't. Making it through the eulogy without losing it. And then the guilt I felt about it. Surprise!~Alysia Reiner

Dad Moment Losing

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

My dad's an architect and my mom owned a French bakery for twelve years.~Alison Lohman

Mom Dad Years

I remember my very first training session. It was raining hard. It was cold, and I went home. I couldn't train. I stayed for ten minutes then told my dad to take me home.~Anthony Martial

Home Dad Training

My dad bought me a guitar when I was very young, and I never looked back.~Arthur Darvill

Dad Me Young

That is where the irony of the film comes off, in terms of the language it employs - where he tries desperately to be a 'TV Dad,' to give advice and it's so pat it becomes ridiculous.~Atom Egoyan

Dad Language Advice

My introduction to the Madonna Inn came as a young boy when we would take summer vacations to a nearby town. My dad would take us into their gift shop bathroom, which was a huge waterfall that functioned as the men's urinal. So as a kid, this was the most amazing thing I had ever seen.~Aaron Ruell

Summer Dad Men

I'm a dad, and I can tell you it's the most beautiful thing in the world.~Aaron Johnson

Beautiful Dad World

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 love all kinds of music. My dad's from London, so he loves David Bowie, the Stones, The Clash. I grew up with that influence while loving poetry and loving all kinds of current music.~Adam Hicks

Love Music Dad

Adrian Leon LeBlanc, my dad and my namesake, his keen joy in observing people and the world is the reason I became a journalist.~Adrian Nicole LeBlanc

Dad Joy World

My dad taught me that language was a powerful tool.~Adrian Nicole LeBlanc

Dad Powerful Language

I miss my Dad. My Dad loved cheesy monster movies, so we'd have Godzilla movie marathons. Those are some of my favorite memories, laughing at how the monster outfits were so bad, like black garbage bags for heads.~Ahmet Zappa

Memories Dad Black

My dad told me, 'It takes fifteen years to be an overnight success', and it took me seventeen and a half years.~Adrien Brody

Success Dad Me

Both my mom and my dad have always included me in intelligent conversations about people, about characters, about how people work. My dad and my mom still read all scripts that I find interesting. I send them an e-mail, and I'm like, 'Okay, I have my eye on this,' or whatever.~Alicia Vikander

Mom Work Dad

My dad read 'The Danish Girl' and fell in love with it. He told me, 'You need to do this film.'~Alicia Vikander

Love Dad Girl

My dad and mom divorced when I was around ten, and I didn't live with him after that, though he was close by and we saw each other weekly. I wasn't really aware that he was a writer; I didn't start reading his writing until I was about fifteen. It occurred to me then that my dad was kind of special; he's still one of my favorite writers.~Andre Dubus III

Mom Dad Writing

I don't want my dad to say, 'My daughter is an actress on a TV show.' I want him to say, 'My daughter cares about people.' I would love to know that I'm a role model in Hollywood.~AnnaLynne McCord

Love Daughter Dad

Indians mock their corrupt politicians relentlessly, but they regard their honest politicians with silent suspicion. The first thing they do when they hear of a supposedly 'clean' politician is to grin. It is a cliche that honest politicians in India tend to have dishonest sons, who collect money from people seeking an audience with Dad.~Aravind Adiga

Money Dad People

I'm an artist, and I go in the studio and make my music. And then I'll give it to my dad and he does what he does. And he does, you know, the press, and figuring out shows and whatnot. When it comes to my artistic freedom, he doesn't, like, step on my toes or anything.~Ashlee Simpson

Music Freedom Dad

My dad's a worker, an electrician, a bog standard job. Nothing glamorous like a footballer, but yet he still provided me with what I needed.~Ashley Thomas

Dad Job Me

We had our first earthquake over here recently. That was a bizarre feeling. I just became disoriented and I remember my dad freaking out. Nothing broke or anything.~Ashley Scott

Dad Remember Nothing

My dad, when he was young, did Shakespeare in school, and my mom was a little bit of an artist, but everybody was pragmatic.~Ato Essandoh

Mom School Dad

My dad's a biophysicist. My brother is a computer guy. His wife works at Microsoft.~Alec Berg

Wife Dad Brother

My dad sacrificed many things in life for me. He abandoned a very promising and lucrative career of an army officer just so that he could continue helping me with my chess and accompanying me to tournaments.~Alexandra Kosteniuk

Life Dad Chess

By the time I was seven, I did a sonnet at Shakespeare's Globe theatre for Shakespeare's birthday because my dad had been at the first season of the Globe and was friends with the artistic director. Somehow, that lead to me doing a sonnet!~Alfred Enoch

Birthday Time Dad

My dad's always been a famous actor, so I've grown up with that, and with the lifestyle. In a way, I think I thrive on the insecurity that comes with it. Not in my private life - I like to believe that my friendships and my relationships are strong.~Alice Eve

Life Dad Strong

My dad says that when I was two or three I used to go out dressed as a different character every day. I remember thinking it was perfectly normal to wear different coloured shoes and carry a pink umbrella. But now I've got a goddaughter of that age; I realise it's not normal at all.~Alice Eve

Age Dad Day

My dad, in particular, was adamant that I should finish my education. He encouraged me to go to Oxford, for instance, and I rather doubt I'd have gone if he hadn't. I would have gone straight back to L.A. and tried to start my career.~Alice Eve

Education Dad Finish

Because Dad was famous, I was so used to being identified as 'John Huston's daughter' that I couldn't think of myself as anyone else.~Allegra Huston

Daughter Myself Dad

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

I enjoy going to the Y. I take all the fitness classes that my dad takes; that's sort of our bonding - anything athletic, anything sports related.~Alyson Stoner

Sports Fitness Dad

I spent loads of time in Scotland as a kid. My dad would take us back up to Aberdeen loads, and I have very fond memories of getting chips from his favourite chippy and heading down to the beach to eat Baskin Robbins ice cream.~Andrew Buchan

Time Memories Dad

My dad bought a Beatles tape when I was in fifth grade, and that was the first time I ever really - I mean I was into music, but that was the first time it really blew my mind. When I heard the 'Red Compilation,' which wasn't like a proper album, I thought, 'music was more than I had ever thought it was before.'~Andrew Dost

Music Time Dad

If I played Bond, my dad probably wouldn't know what to do with himself. He'd probably put his shoes on the wrong way for the rest of his life!~Aneurin Barnard

Life Dad Shoes

I've always been a Marvel fan. As a kid, I would pick up a two-foot stack of comics and read them in the back of my dad's car on long journeys across the States. That's how I used to make friends - I'd meet up with other kids, and we'd swap comics.~Angela Bowie

Dad Car Friends

I like people who are devoted to me: men who know I'm the most fabulous thing in the world, and they just look at me with adoration. That's how my dad looked at my mom, and that's how I expected to be looked at.~Angela Bowie

Mom Dad Men

I grew up in rural Arizona. My dad ran a general store.~Ann Kirkpatrick

Dad Arizona Up

My dad was very successful running midgets in Texas. Then, his two drivers ran into some bad luck. People started saying that Daddy had lost his touch. That it was the cars and not the drivers. I wanted to race just to prove all those people wrong.~A. J. Foyt

Dad Car People

My dad was so much fun growing up.~Abby Elliott

Dad Growing Up Fun

I dug up my dad's old Fred Astaire tapes, and now I find him super-inspiring. He's, like, one of the best dancers.~Adam G. Sevani

Best Dad Find

I went to the Hall of Fame with my dad. I can't say I really remember too much about it.~Adam Oates

Dad Remember Fame

My dad has given me the best gift anyone has ever given me. He gave me wings to fly.~Adria Arjona

Best Dad Fly

I wasn't even born when dad swam in the Olympics. I've seen videos of some of his swims, although I don't think I've ever seen him in the Olympics. He's been a massive support right through my career, and it's good to have someone so close to talk to who knows all about what it's like to compete in an Olympic Games.~Aimee Willmott

Good Dad Support

I just always really wanted to swim. It was always a family thing: dad obviously swam, and my sister did, too. And mum used to come along to meets. They had to drag me out of the pool - so there was never any pressure on me to swim. It was just something I loved doing.~Aimee Willmott

Family Sister Dad

I always told my dad I'd play professional football.~Anthony Doerr

Dad Football Play

I didn't know what architecture was except that I lived in a house. I don't even think that I knew the word for a long time. My dad funneled me into engineering because it was his background.~Antoine Predock

Time Dad Architecture

My dad does tons of voiceovers; he was Duke in 'G.I. Joe' and 'Transformers' and Handy, Lazy, and Grouchy Smurf, so I grew up with the best bed time stories ever.~Ashley Bell

Time Best Dad

My dad had such a cool job. When you're a voiceover actor, it's a whole different skill - you're bringing these huge, larger-than-life monsters and characters to life. And, also, you have to learn accents.~Ashley Bell

Life Dad Cool

After school, my mom would pick me up and I would just go to visit my dad in the recording studio, and I would see him working with Mark Hamill or hear him doing the 'Transformers' or a 'G.I. Joe' or the 'Rugrats.'~Ashley Bell

Mom School Dad

My dad knows every single accent from being an old Yiddish grandpa to being Indian or Jamaican. It was very cool to grow up with that.~Ashley Bell

Dad Cool Grow Up

I'd always loved movies. I watch them all the time; my dad is a huge movie buff.~Austin Butler

Time Dad Loved

My dad was in a Beatles cover band. My mom wore Candies and belly buttons. The people in our family were very glamorous. They wore pearls like Jackie O.~Azita Ghanizada

Mom Family Dad

Music is more of a hobby to me than my hobbies, if that makes sense. I love music; my dad and brother were very musical, and music just happens to be one of my hobbies that became my vocation.~Al Jardine

Love Music Dad

Dad taught me everything I know. Unfortunately, he didn't teach me everything he knows.~Al Unser

Father's Day Dad Me

There is not a racist bone in my dad's body. He doesn't even laugh at distasteful jokes.~Alan Wilson

Dad Laugh Body

My dad could be beyond brilliant but totally introverted. If we're talking about computers, he's on. Otherwise, he's a total recluse - he stays in the house and won't leave, and I'm like that. If I'm not working, I'm locked up in my room.~Alessandra Torresani

Dad Computers Talking

I remember running up to my dad and saying, 'I want to be an actor when I grow up!' And him saying, 'Yeah, well we'll talk about it.'~Allen Leech

Dad Remember Grow Up

I come from a very musical family. My dad taught me to play guitar. I play violin and drums as well. Violin, I started in elementary school. Drums actually came when I was in a program called 'Rock Star,' which was really awesome. We were doing a song by the Ramones, so I thought, 'Why not play the drums?'~Amandla Stenberg

Family School Dad

I think our dad and our mom have always told us that in racing we're a team, and we work together, and that's how it's always been, and I think that's how it's always going to be.~Amber Cope

Mom Work Dad

My dad likes to take the mickey out of me for saying everything is 'amazing.'~Amy Nuttall

Dad Amazing Me

When I was 19 years old, both of my parents died in the same year; my mom of cancer and my dad in a car accident. Through the next two or three years and a series of bad decisions - all my own, I might add - I ended up literally homeless, before that was even a word. I even slept occasionally under a pier on the Gulf Coast.~Andy Andrews

Mom Parents Dad

I grew up moving around because my dad was in the Air Force - I think this has carried over into my work in that I like to hop around from one medium to another.~Ann-Marie MacDonald

Work Dad Moving

My father was an Episcopalian minister, and I've always been comforted by the power of prayer.~Anna Lee

Father Power Dad

My dad is from India, my mom is from Russia. Fortunately, we moved a lot. I went to a lot of different schools and completely different cultures, so that's my background.~Annet Mahendru

Mom Dad Different Cultures

My mum was a dancer when she was a kid. Then my parents met and eventually had an art gallery; my dad taught himself how to frame pictures, and then he was a curator at an art gallery in the city I'm from. I'm an only child.~Ari Millen

Art Parents Dad