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By the grace of God, my parents were fantastic. We were a very normal family, and we have had a very middle-class Indian upbringing. We were never made to realise who we were or that my father and mother were huge stars - it was a very normal house, and I'd like my daughter to have the same thing.~Abhishek Bachchan


Mother Family Daughter

My mother insisted that I pursue music. I rented out my father's musical equipment and earned some money. As a child, I wasn't sure about a career goal, but I was always fascinated by electronic gadgets, specially musical equipment.~A. R. Rahman


Mother Music Money

Well, knowledge is a fine thing, and mother Eve thought so; but she smarted so severely for hers, that most of her daughters have been afraid of it since.~Abigail Adams


Mother Knowledge Thought

If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel there are three key societal members who can make a difference. They are the father, the mother and the teacher.~A. P. J. Abdul Kalam


Mother Family Teacher

I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.~Abraham Lincoln


Mother's Day Mother Life

All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.~Abraham Lincoln


Mother's Day Mother Hope

I was raised by a mother who told me I was great every day of my life.~Adam Sandler


Mother Life Day

I don't think necessity is the mother of invention. Invention, in my opinion, arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness - to save oneself trouble.~Agatha Christie


Mother Opinion Think

Obedience is the mother of success and is wedded to safety.~Aeschylus


Mother Success Safety

I was raised by a single mother who made a way for me. She used to scrub floors as a domestic worker, put a cleaning rag in her pocketbook and ride the subways in Brooklyn so I would have food on the table. But she taught me as I walked her to the subway that life is about not where you start, but where you're going. That's family values.~Al Sharpton


Mother Mom Life

I can't find anything in the Constitution that says you prefer the life of the mother, or the convenience of the mother if it's an abortion by choice, over the potential life of the fetus. Look, I think women, if they're required to not have abortions, could die and could - so I favor a woman's right to choose.~Alan Dershowitz


Mother Life Women

When my mother got home from work, she would take me to the movies. It was her way of getting out, and she would take me with her. I'd go home and act all the parts. It had a tremendous influence on my becoming an actor.~Al Pacino


Mother Work Home

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

The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.~Albert Ellis


Mother Life Best

In search of my mother's garden, I found my own.~Alice Walker


Mother Gardening Garden

My mom is definitely my rock.~Alicia Keys


Mother's Day Mom Rock

I've stepped more into my womanhood, I'm a mother now, I'm having a beautiful relationship as a wife and as a friend.~Alicia Keys


Mother Wife Relationship

How simple a thing it seems to me that to know ourselves as we are, we must know our mothers names.~Alice Walker


Mom Mothers Simple

I know my father believed and my mother believed in and supported the suffrage movement, and I remember my mother taking me to suffrage meetings held in the home of a Quaker family that lived not far from us.~Alice Paul


Mother Family Home

Yes, Mother. I can see you are flawed. You have not hidden it. That is your greatest gift to me.~Alice Walker


Mother Mom Greatest

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


Mother Mom Child

When my mother was born on 14 April, he named her after a Latin American holiday, the Day of Americas, that nobody knew about. My due date also happened to be 14 April.~America Ferrera


Mother Day American

As a single mother of four, my mother taught me that you always want to show up strong for the moments that really matter with family, friends, and community. I now recognize how her strength helped shape the person I am today and the mother that I have become.~Andie MacDowell


Mother Family Strength

The unsung heroes of the civil rights movement were always the wives and the mothers.~Andrew Young


Mothers Civil Rights Wives

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 did a lot of work with myself over the course of being pregnant and the first few months of being pregnant. It's nice, the pace of being pregnant; it gives you a long time to not just germinate a baby but germinate the mother that you're gonna be.~Ani DiFranco


Mother Work Time

When I feel like I'm not doing what I am supposed to as a mother, I will torture myself. I don't know how to deal with it. I find some consolation in the fact that all mommies feel it. If there was a way to cure mommy guilt, I would bottle it and be a bazillionaire.~Angie Harmon


Mother Myself I Am

Completeness? Happiness? These words don't come close to describing my emotions. There truly is nothing I can say to capture what motherhood means to me, particularly given my medical history.~Anita Baker


Mom Motherhood Happiness

I made numerous attempts to find a way to do it all, to be a creative singer, songwriter, producer, and to be the mother, daughter, sister, lover, wife. And the thing about music is, with me, that she's a harsh mistress. She does not come to me in the midst of stress.~Anita Baker


Mother Wife Music

There's people constantly asking you for something on set, so the multi-tasking of motherhood transfers very well to being a director. And I think you're compassionate.~Angelina Jolie


Motherhood People You

All mothers go through the exact same things.~Angie Harmon


Mothers Go Same

I had such high expectations of myself. I was going to be the best mother, the best housewife, the best entertainer, the best nurse, you know - what it was, I was going to be the best. And I could never live up to my expectations.~Ann Richards


Mother Best Myself

Bananas are great, as I believe them to be the only known cure for existential dread. Also, Mother Teresa said that in India, a woman dying in the street will share her banana with anyone who needs it, whereas in America, people amass and hoard as many bananas as they can to sell for an exorbitant profit. So half of them go bad, anyway.~Anne Lamott


Mother Woman Great

No one is more sentimentalized in America than mothers on Mother's Day, but no one is more often blamed for the culture's bad people and behavior.~Anne Lamott


Mother Mothers Day

Most of me was glad when my mother died. She was a handful, but not in a cute, festive way. More in a life-threatening way, that had caused me a long time ago to give up all hope of ever feeling good about having had her as a mother.~Anne Lamott


Mother Time Hope

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

I'm at a slightly higher risk for type 2 diabetes, and my grandmother had diabetes. My hemoglobin a1c, which is one of the measures, started being a little high when I was drinking a ton of that coconut water.~Anne Wojcicki


Water Grandmother Risk

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

I act, but I am a mother first and wife second.~Annette Bening


Mother Wife I Am

To understand how black projects began, and how they continue to function today, one must start with the creation of the atomic bomb. The men who ran the Manhattan Project wrote the rules about black operations. The atomic bomb was the mother of all black projects, and it is the parent from which all black operations have sprung.~Annie Jacobsen


Mother Today Men

Our family was on the lunatic fringe. My mother was always completely irrepressible. My father made crowd noises into a microphone.~Annie Dillard


Mother Family Father

Motherhood was the great equaliser for me; I started to identify with everybody... as a mother, you have that impulse to wish that no child should ever be hurt, or abused, or go hungry, or not have opportunities in life.~Annie Lennox


Mother Motherhood Life

I have different hats; I'm a mother, I'm a woman, I'm a human being, I'm an artist and hopefully I'm an advocate. All of those plates are things I spin all the time.~Annie Lennox


Mother Time Woman

Expectation is the mother of all frustration.~Antonio Banderas


Mother Expectation

It is well for us that we are born babies in intellect. Could we understand half what mothers say and do to their infants, we should be filled with a conceit of our own importance, which would render us insupportable through life.~Augustus Hare


Life Mothers Born

There's always someone asking you to underline one piece of yourself - whether it's Black, woman, mother, dyke, teacher, etc. - because that's the piece that they need to key in to. They want to dismiss everything else.~Audre Lorde


Mother Teacher Woman

Happy the boy whose mother is tired of talking nonsense to him before he is old enough to know the sense of it.~Augustus Hare


Mother Happy Tired

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

I grew up with that completely fictive idea of motherhood, where the mother never strayed from the kitchen. All the women in my books are very afraid that if they do anything with their minds they won't be complete women. I don't think my daughters' generation has that feeling.~A. S. Byatt


Mother Motherhood Women

My mom has always been kind of my backbone. She keeps me strong. She is a mother, a friend. She is really everything to me.~Aerin Lauder


Mother Mom Strong

Growing up in New York, I loved watching my grandmother Estee put on her make-up - I always admired her sense of style.~Aerin Lauder


Grandmother Growing Up

The mother's battle for her child with sickness, with poverty, with war, with all the forces of exploitation and callousness that cheapen human life needs to become a common human battle, waged in love and in the passion for survival.~Adrienne Rich


Mother Life Love

Looking feminine is important to me. My personal style is fairly traditional. I was definitely influenced by my mother, who always looks elegant, and by Estee's classic style; she was always in Givenchy or Ungaro.~Aerin Lauder


Mother Style Me

My mother taught me that it is important to be prepared for a last-minute polish.~Aerin Lauder


Mother Me Important

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

My grandmother had a lilac bush at her home in Long Island. I always associate the scent of it with her and try to have lilacs in my home.~Aerin Lauder


Home Grandmother Long

The only thing I want is to awaken all humans on the planet that we are living on Mother Earth.~Afrika Bambaataa


Mother Mother Earth Earth

I grew up the son of a Seventh Day Adventist minister, so I was really close to the church and sang church music between sips at my bottle, you know? I sat on the piano bench next to my mother. She was the church organist, so that music is deeply inside of me.~Al Jarreau


Mother Music Son

We were all miners in our family. My father was a miner. My mother is a miner. These are miner's hands, but we were all artists, I suppose, really. But I was the first one who had the urge to express myself on paper rather than at the coalface.~Alan Bennett


Mother Family Myself

My mother was a housewife. My father was a garment worker.~Alan Sugar


Mother Father Housewife

I think of my films as not necessarily political but more moral. Between my father, my stepfather, and my mother - they all felt pretty passionately about the importance of standing up and doing the right thing, and none of them were suck-ups. What motivates me is usually abuse of power.~Alex Gibney


Mother Father Power

When I was growing up, my mother taught me and my sisters to celebrate each other - there was no room in our household for negativity. She taught us to embrace each other, and this was empowering for us. She also taught us the value of celebrating our differences.~Alek Wek


Mother Growing Up Value

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

My mother has always instilled in us that we should carry ourselves with dignity despite the horror that came with the civil war. She also taught us that where you come from is very important because that's what makes you who you are. So for me, whatever I've gone through had profoundly shaped me; it has given me strength and unwavering faith.~Alek Wek


Mother Strength War

If you can't be in awe of Mother Nature, there's something wrong with you.~Alex Trebek


Mother Nature

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

When I was little, I got to pick my hair ribbon from my mother's collection that hung over her dressing-table mirror. I have an entire room of ribbons in my New York apartment.~Alexandra Stoddard


Mother Mirror Hair

Being a mother and grandmother is the best of the best in my life. My grandchildren multiply the joy my daughters bring me.~Alexandra Stoddard


Mother Life Best

Whatever you do, do with determination. You have one life to live; do your work with passion and give your best. Whether you want to be a chef, doctor, actor, or a mother, be passionate to get the best result.~Alia Bhatt


Mother Life Work

My mother has stories of leaving me in the bath as small kid, like a 3-year-old, and there being mirrors on the side, and her going to get a towel and coming back in, and me making faces at myself, like, 'Now I'm happy. Now I'm sad.'~Allison Tolman


Mother Myself Happy

We should recognize that women become mothers the moment they are pregnant.~Alveda King


Mothers Women Moment

By taking the lives of our young, and wounding the wombs and lives of their mothers, we are flying in the face of God. We cannot play God. If we continue down this path of destruction, we will be met at the gates by our own doom.~Alveda King


Mothers God Path

My mom, she was, at a young age, caught up in the worldly ways. At that time, it was very intriguing to be out partying and having fun. As a young mother, she was caught in that.~Amar'e Stoudemire


Mother Mom Time

Many, including the Canadian and U.S. governments, try to provide family support while also maintaining a hard line about further fuelling terrorism and hostage-taking through ransom payments ... Still, try telling that to a mother, or a father, or a husband or wife caught in the powerless agony of standing by.~Amanda Lindhout


Mother Family Wife

My mother's favorite photograph was one of herself at twenty-four years old, unbearably beautiful, utterly glamorous, in a black-straw cartwheel hat, dark-red lipstick, and a smart black suit, her notepad on a cocktail table. I know nothing about that woman.~Amy Bloom


Mother Beautiful Woman

Where there is a mother in the home, matters go well.~Amos Bronson Alcott


Mother Home Matters

When I was little, my parents really only wanted me to be a scientist or a doctor; they had never even heard of law school. I think even these days if you were to tell your mother you want to be a fashion designer, or an artist or a writer, a lot of Asian parents would be alarmed because they don't think that's a secure career.~Amy Chua


Mother Parents School

I think of myself as a fairly attractive girl and always have, thanks to my mom. I was brought into this world thinking I was gorgeous because my mother was extremely devoted to this notion.~Amy Schumer


Mother Mom Myself

My mother has been famous for longer than anyone else alive.~Anderson Cooper


Mother Famous Alive

The happiest moments of my childhood were spent on my grandmother's front porch in Durham, N.C., or at her sister's farmhouse in Orange County, where chickens paraded outside the kitchen's screen door and hams were cured in the smokehouse.~Andre Leon Talley


Sister Grandmother Door

I know what it is like to be brought up with unconditional love. In my life that came from my grandmother.~Andre Leon Talley


Life Love Grandmother

I have always admired stylishly confident women who dress with great authority. This lifelong love of elegance began with the humble wardrobe of my late grandmother Mrs. Bennie Frances Davis.~Andre Leon Talley


Love Women Grandmother

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

My father loved music. He loved Motown and R&B, and my mother loved Journey and Fleetwood Mac, so they were always listening to it and playing it.~Andra Day


Mother Music Journey

I was the black sheep of the family, and my mother never really understood me.~Andre Rieu


Mother Family Black

Probably the first time I left Italy was to travel by train to Lourdes. I went with my mother and my grandmother - who was a very religious person - so it was a pilgrimage of sorts. I remember it as a very intense, but beautiful experience.~Andrea Bocelli


Mother Travel Time

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 told my mother at about the seventh year of therapy that I had been abused sexually by my father, and she hung up the phone on me.~Anne Heche


Mother Father Me

To have gone through so much work to heal myself and have my mother not acknowledge in any way that she was sorry for what had happened to me, broke my heart.~Anne Heche


Mother Work Myself

And for anyone who ever thought that Ellen and I broke it off because of sexuality, you couldn't be more mistaken. And for anyone who thought my mother's prayers had anything to do with me marrying a man, forget it.~Anne Heche


Mother Man Me

Of all the roles I've played, none has been as fulfilling as being a mother.~Annette Funicello


Mother Mom Fulfilling

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

Here is the real domino theory - gay man to gay man, bisexual man to straight woman, addict mother to newborn baby, they all fall down and someday it will come to you.~Anna Quindlen


Mother Woman Man

We all ran barefooted on the dusty roads in our past, but now the Emperor wears shoes, and it is our responsibility to ensure that the barefooted child and the doting mother are afforded a holistic environment to realise their dreams and ambitions.~Anthony Carmona


Mother Dreams Past

When you think in terms of public service, I heard so much about what Mother Theresa had done in her life. And I was fortunate enough to get a chance to meet her and talk to her a lot about what motivates her and what drives her. And that, to me, is a person that really is an extraordinary role model.~Anthony Fauci


Mother Life Service

The fastest way to break the cycle of perfectionism and become a fearless mother is to give up the idea of doing it perfectly - indeed to embrace uncertainty and imperfection.~Arianna Huffington


Mother Mom Imperfection

I think while all mothers deal with feelings of guilt, working mothers are plagued by guilt on steroids!~Arianna Huffington


Mom Mothers Feelings

The more we refuse to buy into our inner critics - and our external ones too - the easier it will get to have confidence in our choices, and to feel comfortable with who we are - as women and as mothers.~Arianna Huffington


Mothers Women Confidence

My mother was the nicest person in the world. I still have people coming to me to say how she was so warm, generous, and kind-hearted. She never washed her dirty linen in public. She always maintained her equations with people.~Arjun Kapoor


Mother World People

Geisha because when I was living in Japan, I met a fellow whose mother was a geisha, and I thought that was kind of fascinating and ended up reading about the subject just about the same time I was getting interested in writing fiction.~Arthur Golden


Mother Time Writing

I studied Japanese language and culture in college and graduate school, and afterward went to work in Tokyo, where I met a young man whose father was a famous businessman and whose mother was a geisha. He and I never discussed his parentage, which was an open secret, but it fascinated me.~Arthur Golden


Mother Work Father

As a child, I went to peace and ERA marches on the back of my mom and grandmother. Through them I learned that I wanted to find a way to make the world a more kind, compassionate place.~Abigail Washburn


Mom Peace Grandmother

My parents had this relationship that was really terrifying. I mean, the level of hatred that they had, and the level of physical abuse - my mother would beat up my father, basically - and I think I was drawn to images on television that were bright and reflective.~Augusten Burroughs


Mother Relationship Father

It wasn't cool that I didn't comb my hair and had books and wore glasses. It was never cool be a nerd and tomboy, and these days, it really is. And I'm like, 'You guys have no idea what I went through.' How many times my mother yelled at me to comb my hair.~AJ Lee


Mother Cool Hair

They wrapped her up like a baby burrito to show to Mom. Here were a mother and her daughter and I love them both so much. I couldn't wait for Courtney to come to the hospital so I could have all my women together.~Al Roker


Mother Mom Love

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

This familiarity with a respected physician and my appreciation of his work, or the tragedy I experienced with the long, tormented agony and death of my mother might have influenced me in wanting to study medicine. It was not the case.~Albert Claude


Mother Work Death

Water is life's matter and matrix, mother and medium. There is no life without water.~Albert Szent-Gyorgyi


Mother Life Water

Investigations during the last few decades have brought hydrogen instead of carbon, and instead of CO2 water, the mother of all life, into the foreground.~Albert Szent-Gyorgyi


Mother Life Water

I wish I had been a better mother and a more compassionate and understanding wife in both of my marriages.~Alana Stewart


Mother Wife Wish

I was raised by a very strict, good mother, so I won't be getting out of line anytime soon.~Alexa Vega


Mother Good Good Mother

My mother's family has been in Maine for over 300 years on the same farm. They have a King George III deed.~Alexander Chee


Mother Family King

My fascination with women's clothes began very early. My mother was a very fashionable woman. She also made her own clothes. She had these fashion magazines, and I would draw the women in them. My middle school art teacher suggested that I have a fashion drawing show.~Alexander Chee


Mother Art Teacher

Saying the Tech Bloom is not commercially driven is like saying Mother Teresa had an interest in the poor.~Alex Steffen


Mother Bloom Saying

Literature has been part of my life for as long as I can remember. I can't think back before a time that I didn't love writing and reading. When I was really young, my mother would read poems to me. I loved Edgar Allan Poe - I am sure I didn't understand it, but I loved it.~Alexandra Adornetto


Mother Life Love

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

My father is from Newark in Nottinghamshire and my mother is from the very north of Ireland. They've ended up in Scotland, where my father - well, both of them - will always be seen as having come from somewhere else.~Ali Smith


Mother Father Somewhere

I've been wanting to have a baby since I was 2 years old - I'm destined to be a mother.~Alicia Silverstone


Mother Baby Old

I love being middle-aged in general. I'm more at peace with myself now. I still have tormented times, but they are few and far between. You don't feel you have to be the centre of your world when you get older. Becoming a mother had been a turning point which stopped me from being the centre of my world.~Alison Moyet


Mother Love Myself

I interned at NASA for five years, and I grew up in Cape Canaveral, and my grandfather was an engineer on the Mercury capsule, and my grandmother was a software engineer. I literally grew up playing on the Mercury capsule prototypes.~Allison Schroeder


Grandmother Software NASA

The prejudice was so bad in the United States at that time that a dark person with a white person would not be served in a restaurant. My father, mother, and I would try it occasionally. We would sit there, and the food would never come.~Amar Bose


Mother Time Food

The food we ate was Indian, and both my mother and father were very deep into the ancient philosophy of India, so it could well have been an Indian household.~Amar Bose


Mother Food Father

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 mother died of lung cancer last year. I felt helpless. As an economist, I thought, 'What can I do?'~Andrew Lo


Mother Cancer Thought

My mother's father was Jewish, so she was very conservative. She liked little, pretty music-orchestral-type things.~Andrae Crouch


Mother Father She

I was baptized alongside my mother when I was 8 years old. Since then, I have tried to walk a Christian life. And now that I'm getting older, I realized that I'm walking even closer with my God.~Andy Griffith


Mother Life God

Call me All-American, but I love Ham and Cheese sandwiches. And not just any old ham and cheese sandwich... My mother's is the best. I've tried many times to make these sandwiches on my own, but it's never the same.~Andy Roddick


Mother Love Best

After about fourth grade, I do remember borrowing my mother's old portable Olivetti and typing stories out on the back of photocopies of journal articles.~Ann Leckie


Mother Remember Old

It's the moms of this nation - single, married, widowed - who really hold this country together. We're the mothers, we're the wives, we're the grandmothers, we're the big sisters, we're the little sisters, we're the daughters. You know it's true, don't you? You're the ones who always have to do a little more.~Ann Romney


Mom Mothers Together

Mother goddesses are just as silly a notion as father gods. If a revival of the myths of these cults gives woman emotional satisfaction, it does so at the price of obscuring the real conditions of life. This is why they were invented in the first place.~Angela Carter


Mother Life Father

I know what it's like to struggle and to have those concerns that all mothers have.~Ann Romney


Mothers Struggle Know

I do recognize the most valuable work being done across the country is that work being done inside the four walls in our homes. And let us not forget how important the work of the mother and father are to raising responsible citizens.~Ann Romney


Mother Work Father

You know how exasperated you can be when you're the mother of five young boys.~Ann Romney


Mother Young You

As a little girl in Arizona, none of the women in my family had a cultural connection with Girl Scouts, but the opportunity resonated with my mother as a platform that would allow me to excel in school.~Anna Maria Chavez


Mother Family Women

I didn't really inhabit myself until I was in my 30s. And motherhood is an epic event. You can't help but be altered by it - and it is important to be.~Anne-Marie Duff


Motherhood Myself Help

Life lives on life - it is cruel, but it is God's will. And it is for our good, of course, because if there weren't little animals to eat up the young mussels, our canals would be choked by those shellfish, for each mother has more than a thousand young ones at a time!~Antonie van Leeuwenhoek


Mother Life Time

It was only after five years in the army, when I was having to do a very boring job in a very boring place, that I thought: 'Why not try writing a novel?' partly out of youthful arrogance and partly because there had been a long line of writers in my mother's family.~Antony Beevor


Mother Family Job

My mother, father, stepmother and surrogate mother have all died of cancer; my best friend has got terminal cancer and at least five of my other friends have had cancer but survived it.~Arabella Weir


Mother Best Best Friend

I got to grow up with a mother who taught me to believe in me.~Antonio Villaraigosa


Mother's Day Mother Me

I think in my mother tongue. That's Hindi.~Anupam Kher


Mother Think Tongue

My only description for me is that there's no throwaway people. That's the creed that I live by. It doesn't matter if I'm singing or not. That's the kind of person that my father and mother wanted me to be. The end obligation is to make people feel good about who they are.~Arlo Guthrie


Mother Father Good

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

I stand fearlessly for small dogs, the American Flag, motherhood and the Bible. That's why people love me.~Art Linkletter


Motherhood Love Small

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

I went from resenting my mother-in-law to accepting her, finally to appreciating her. What appeared to be her diffidence when I was first married, I now value as serenity.~Ayelet Waldman


Mother-In-Law Value Her

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

The thing is, my fantasies about being a parent always involved fighting for my unpopular child, doing for her what my own parents couldn't do for me when I was a girl. I am so ready to be that little girl's mother.~Ayelet Waldman


Mother Parents I Am

Look, if you ask a child, 'Would you rather have a fulfilled mother or a stay-at-home Sylvia Plath,' they'll pick Sylvia Plath every time. But I think it's really important that children don't feel their parents' emotional lives depend on their success.~Ayelet Waldman


Mother Success Time

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 feel betrayed by own mother.~Aaron Carter


Mother Feel Own

My grandmother can never really teach me anything because she skips steps.~Awkwafina


Grandmother Me Teach

I believe strongly in the rights of women... my mother is a woman, my sister is a woman, my daughter is a woman, my wife is a woman.~Abdullah of Saudi Arabia


Mother Wife Daughter

Motherhood changes everything.~Adriana Trigiani


Motherhood Changes

Like all my family and class, I considered it a sign of weakness to show affection; to have been caught kissing my mother would have been a disgrace, and to have shown affection for my father would have been a disaster.~Agnes Smedley


Mother Family Father

But he like my mother, had certainly come to know that those who work the most do not make the most money. It was the fault of the rich, it seemed, but just how he did not know.~Agnes Smedley


Mother Work Money

I owed it to my father that I was elected to Parliament in the first place, but I owed it to my mother that I stuck it out once I got there.~Agnes Macphail


Mother Father Place

My mother listened to all the news from the camp during the strike. She said little, especially when my father or the men who worked for him were about I remember her instinctive and unhesitating sympathy for the miners.~Agnes Smedley


Mother Father Men

My wife is the most wonderful woman in the world, and my parents are the most extraordinary father and mother.~Akhil Sharma


Mother Wife Parents

What motivated me? My mother. My mother was an immigrant woman, a peasant woman, struggled all her life, worked in the garment center.~Al Lewis


Mother Mom Life

I didn't have a mother; I had a mama. I measure other women by the stature of my mama.~Al Green


Mother Women Mama

Understood what the struggle was about. My mother. Couldn't read or write, but she had more sense than many a graduate from Harvard.~Al Lewis


Mother Struggle She

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

Mothers always find ways to fit in the work - but then when you're working, you feel that you should be spending time with your children and then when you're with your children, you're thinking about working.~Alice Hoffman


Mom Work Mothers

My mother is, my father certainly was. They were kind of the local intelligentsia in the town where I grew up.~Alison Bechdel


Mother Father Kind

I think that every child grows up with the ideas that what we are given, is our society. Your education, and your mother and father, they tell you this is how it is, but then you hit adolescence and you think, 'Is it? Why? Why is it like that?' Sometimes that questioning leads to something more.~Alice Englert


Mother Education Father

I wanted - and still want - to tell my mother's story. She fled Stalin's army in 1944, leaving Latvia, which was to be occupied by the Soviets for the next 50 years, and arrived to the U.S. when she was 11.~Amity Gaige


Mother Leaving Want

Across the board, from my mother to my father to my aunts and uncles, everybody has always given me a lot of love.~Amos Lee


Mother Love Father

For Astrid, no matter what challenges they go through, they are going to face each other. It's hard for a daughter to accept that her mother is that selfish and that terrible.~Alison Lohman


Mother Daughter Challenges

I had a mother who was very emotionally demanding, wanting to be the centre of attention. As they say in EastEnders, she thought it was all about 'er. I spent a lot of time trying to work out what was going on.~Andrew Davies


Mother Work Time

My mother sent me to psychiatrists since the age of four because she didn't think little boys should be sad. When my brother was born, I stared out the window for days. Can you imagine that?~Andy Kaufman


Mother Age Sad

When I was in school, my mother stressed education. I am so glad she did. I graduated from Yale College and Yale University with my master's and I didn't do it by missing school.~Angela Bassett


Mother Education School

I started in London, as a kid. My mother knew I had sort of an inbred talent. She was an actress, so I inherited it from her. But I think I got a lot of it from my grandfather, who was a great politician.~Angela Lansbury


Mother Great Talent

I was raised by a single psychologist mother and we spent every evening sitting at the kitchen table and dissecting our emotions and speculating about the inner life of everyone we knew.~Annie Baker


Mother Life Emotions

I remember the first time I read Freud, I was 25 or 30, and I was expecting it to be about the Oedipus complex. But what I actually discovered confirmed my own common experience, that you also had little boys who loved their fathers and little girls who loved their mothers.~Arnaud Desplechin


Mothers Time Experience

When I was younger I was fat. I was never conscious of it and was content with who I was because I was so loved. My mother never told me to lose weight and my father doted on me, but my agent told me. I tried, but I loved Indian food too much.~Archie Panjabi


Mother Food Father

My mother wanted to be a teacher when she was young, and my father didn't approve of it, so she fought very hard to become one. And she did it. So when I said I wanted to become an actress, my mother was very supportive. She always said to me, 'There's no such thing as 'can't.'~Archie Panjabi


Mother Teacher Father

There is a big misconception about arranged marriage. Yes, it can mean that you meet someone and then have to marry them, but this was my mother saying, 'I'm going to introduce you to so-and-so - If you don't like them, fair enough.'~Archie Panjabi


Mother Marriage You

Having portrayed English-speaking Indian characters in British and American projects, I have always wanted to use my mother tongue in an Indian film.~Art Malik


Mother American Tongue

My father was an immigrant from Russia and my mother was first generation.~Arthur Rock


Mother Father Generation

The Lord has been there from wanting to be a momma, to having a wonderful childhood life and dreaming of having a good motherhood as a child; always wanting to meet a good old country boy and having someone to love as much as I love my husband Roland and having a little boy that is a mixture of the both of us.~Ashton Shepherd


Motherhood Life Love

My father, I think he played percussion in high school. My mother played piano when she was very young, but only for a brief while. I don't think she had a great teacher. In any case, neither of them were really into music at a young age.~Aaron Diehl


Mother Music Teacher

Shortly after I was born he emigrated to Durban, where members of my mother's family had settled at the turn of the century, and the rest of the family followed soon thereafter.~Aaron Klug


Mother Family Rest

My mother and my grandmother are pioneers of Mexican cuisine in this country, so I grew up in the kitchen. My mom, Zarela Martinez, was by far my biggest influence and inspiration - and toughest critic.~Aaron Sanchez


Mother Mom Grandmother

When you make your first film at 47 and anybody but your mother goes to see it, to me, that's a miracle.~Abigail Disney


Mother Me You

I'm actually half Brit and half American. I have a British father and an American mother, but as far as I'm aware, no Middle Eastern blood.~Adam Rayner


Mother Father American

My mother is American. I first went to school in America, and we came back when I was about six to rural Norfolk. In primary school, I was teased immediately and mercilessly. I probably dropped that accent within about 10 days.~Adam Rayner


Mother School American

I am half Scottish. My father is an expat from Glasgow, and on my mother's side there's a bit of French, a bit of Scottish, a bit of Irish.~Adelaide Kane


Mother Father I Am

I want to say a little something that's long overdue, the disrespect to women has got to be through. To all the mothers and the sisters and the wives and friends, I wanna offer my love and respect till the end.~Adam Yauch


Love Mothers Women

My father was a lorry driver, very rarely at home. The house was run by my mother, and because there were 10 or so kids, there was no time for individual attention. It was about survival. It was about where the next meal was coming from.~Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje


Mother Time Home

I had this whole ritual with my mother making the bed with me inside it so I would be invisible.~Ahmet Zappa


Mother Me Invisible

To be perfectly honest with you, having a mother as an actress - who I watched struggle tremendously during my childhood - and to watch fluctuations of ups and downs is difficult. She did mainly television, so I think I associated that with a life of inconsistency. As I've come into my own, I realize it has nothing to do with the medium.~Alaina Huffman


Mother Life Struggle

I came out of the womb drawing on everything; I used to draw on my mother's white furniture and her white walls with her red lipstick and my pencils. Little did she know that would later materialize into me doing what I do now - I'm a painter as well and a micromechanical engineer.~Aldis Hodge


Mother Red Me

My mother's background was Scottish. She came from an old family, some of whom lived in upper New York State and some of whom had come over from Scotland.~Alan Hovhaness


Mother Family She

My mother used to take my brother and me to get any books we wanted, but they were second hand books published in the '30s and '40s. I liked scary books.~Alejandro Amenabar


Mother Brother Me

I don't run democracy. I train troops to defend democracy and I happen to be their surrogate father and mother as well as their commanding general.~Alfred M. Gray


Mother Father Democracy

My Mother is an actress, so it's always been a part of my life.~Alicia Vikander


Mother Life My Life

Women often have a fraught relationship with their mothers, even though that's the most important relationship in their lives.~Alice Lowe


Mothers Relationship Women

When my parents met, my mother was a waitress and my father was a dockyard worker. They were part of that post-war better-yourself generation, so they both went to night school.~Alison Owen


Mother Parents Father

My mother had a master's degree and had been a schoolteacher before she started having kids at 30. But my father's family were landowners, farmer-merchants. Moneymaking was extremely important, like one of those semi-rapacious families in Lillian Hellman, where they know the price of everything and the value of nothing.~Allan Gurganus


Mother Family Father

Gymnastics demands so much of our time. We train all week and travel and compete on weekends. The people you're surrounded by really become your second family, your best friends, your sisters. My coach was like a second mother for me.~Amanda Borden


Mother Family Travel

My mother was an opera singer and my grandmother a concert pianist, and they only liked classical music. If I put on a pop record, they would tell me to turn it off, so I only listen to classical.~Amanda Eliasch


Mother Music Grandmother

There's no denying that Christy Turlington looks good in everything, but it's especially great when she uses her supermodel looks and charitable spirit to support the organization she founded, Every Mother Counts.~Amanda Hearst


Mother Good Great

Soaps are one of the few areas on TV that really embrace older women. In drama, there's this ridiculous invisibility for women between the ages of 40 and 60. Unless you're old enough to play a grandmother, there just aren't the roles.~Amanda Donohoe


Women Grandmother You

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

My family couldn't be more supportive. They're worried and they're always in my business, and my mother does send me grad-school applications every now and again.~Ana Ortiz


Mother Family Business

My mother was making $135 a week, but she had resilience and imagination. She might take frozen vegetables, cook them with garlic, onion and Spam, and it would taste like a four-star dinner.~Andre Dubus III


Mother Week Imagination

My mother was predominately a stay-at-home mom.~Andrew Rannells


Mother Mom Stay-At-Home

When I was about eight, I asked my mother if it was true that God knows everything about you. When she answered yes, I said, 'Then there's no hope for me, Mum.'~Andrew Sullivan


Mother Hope God

My mother-in-law, Nanny, spent her working years as a bookkeeper at a medical office in Columbus, Ohio. Like so many Americans, she worked hard and paid into Medicare, knowing that one day she could count on having high-quality health care when she needed it most.~Ann McLane Kuster


Mother-In-Law Health Day

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

Becoming a mother doesn't always change every aspect of your personality.~Anna Torv


Mother Change Personality

I had a fantastic mother who taught me self-confidence.~Anna Torv


Mother Me Self-Confidence

Becoming a mother has been the best thing ever for me. It's become my life's work. Not just parenting, but sharing information and encouraging other women to be receptive to the basic nature of motherhood.~Anna Getty


Mother Motherhood Life

I adore clothes - they're my weakest link! My mother was the same, and she taught me always to look polished.~Anne Robinson


Mother Me Look

We mothers of grown-up daughters tend to view them with a mixture of love, exasperation, irritation and awe.~Anne Robinson


Love Mothers View

My mother, who was quite sharp when I was young, became utterly mild.~Antonia Fraser


Mother Young Sharp

Every mother and daughter should make time for a trip together. It's good for the soul.~Anne Robinson


Mother Time Daughter

My mother was a politician in my formative years.~Antonia Fraser


Mother Politician Years

My advantage as a woman and a human being has been in having a mother who believed strongly in women's education. She was an early undergraduate at Oxford, and her own mother was a doctor.~Antonia Fraser


Mother Education Women

I'm a church boy. I got whuppin's. So I'm afraid at any moment my grandmother could just swing down from heaven with a switch.~Anthony Hamilton


Grandmother Moment Church

I'm sure there were plenty of loving, attentive mothers in the 'me generation,' but none of them lived at my house.~Ariel Gore


Mothers Generation Me

When I was a kid, my mother's parenting style teetered between benign neglect and intense bouts of violence.~Ariel Gore


Mother Parenting Violence

I don't know if my mother was a narcissist - or bi-polar or borderline. Those were words she tossed around over the years.~Ariel Gore


Mother Words She

My mother always said to carry yourself with dignity and pride, and I just think Audrey Hepburn totally epitomizes that, you know? From such a young age, she was dancing ballet. There was a lot going on in her life... that was during the time of the Nazis.~Auli'i Cravalho


Mother Life Time

I've never really understood attachment to a place for reasons of birth. That my mother happened to give birth to me in a certain place doesn't, to my mind, justify any thankfulness towards that place. It could have been anywhere.~Alberto Manguel


Mother Mind Me

I do chat to my mother in Norwegian, particularly when we want a secret conversation. It is useful that way.~Alexander Hanson


Mother Want Conversation

One of the things about being raised British in Africa is that you get this double whammy of toughness. The continent in place itself made you quite tough. And then you've got this British mother whose entire being rejects 'coddling' in case it makes you too soft. So there's absolutely nothing standing between you and a fairly rough experience.~Alexandra Fuller


Mother Experience Tough

I love my mother so much, because I see the whole of her.~Alexandra Fuller


Mother Love Her

My grandfather was from outside of Moscow, and my grandmother, although some of her family were French, was from Odessa. They met as immigrants in New York in the early '20s. My mother's family came over from Ireland generations ago.~Alexis Denisof


Mother Family Grandmother

I'm very close to my mother, but not a single other person in my family.~Alexis Stewart


Mother Family Single

I poke fun of everybody and everything. And who's easier to make fun of than your mother?~Alexis Stewart


Mother Fun Everything

I'm a better cook and more of a perfectionist than my mother.~Alexis Stewart


Mother Better Cook

That attitude that I wouldn't succeed didn't come from my family; it came from school and then the township we lived in. I wasn't going to settle for that, and my mother warned us not to settle for less, to make the most of our lives.~Alexis Wright


Mother Family Attitude

The expectation was I would get married and become a mother and settle down. We didn't have any role models. We saw teachers and doctors and nurses, but I'm not a teacher, and there was no possibility of being a doctor or a nurse. I had to work and find my own way.~Alexis Wright


Mother Work Teacher

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

Working mothers' laughter comes hardest when our double life is revealed for what it is: a juggling act in which the balls can drop at any time, invariably on our own head.~Allison Pearson


Life Mothers Time

The software program for motherhood is impossible to fully download into the male brain. You give them two tasks and they're like, 'I have to change the baby and get the dry cleaning?'~Allison Pearson


Motherhood Change Baby

My mother was a stay-at-home mom until I was about 11, when she got a job - and it was like a light came on inside her. It's not wrong to be passionate about your career. When you love what you do, you bring that stimulation back to your family.~Allison Pearson


Mother Mom Love

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

I, personally, have had to rise above my feelings of inferiority to my sister Anjelica, not to mention feeling sorry for myself because I lost my mother so young.~Allegra Huston


Mother Sister Myself

I see myself as part English and part American, with a dash of Irish thrown in, and a pinch of Italian from my mother's ancestry.~Allegra Huston


Mother Myself American

Losing one's mother to a car crash at age four isn't a readily accessible idea of good luck, but I've come to accept it as the condition that was required for my luck to fall into place.~Allegra Huston


Mother Age Good

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 mother was largely a housewife until she and my father were divorced. No one in the family read for pleasure - it was a very unintellectual household - but my mother did read to us when we were little, and that's how I started to read.~Andrea Barrett


Mother Family Father

I read a lot, very passionately, from the time I was very young, but it was a constant battle; my mother would more or less let me be, but with my father, I was always searching for a place where he wouldn't find me. Whenever he saw me reading, he would tell me to put the book down and go outside, act like a normal person.~Andrea Barrett


Mother Time Father

If kids can forget their own mothers but still have a sense of comrade Lenin, then Soviet power really is here to stay!~Andrei Platonov


Mothers Power Forget

When I was a kid, I used to pretend to be Bond; I used to make up scenarios and irritate my sister and annoy my mother and father pretending to be someone else, so I kind of was already acting when I was a child. I just didn't really know it.~Aneurin Barnard


Mother Sister Father

I came from a very, very small valley in the middle of South Wales. I grew up there with my father, who's a coal miner, and my mother worked in a normal factory.~Aneurin Barnard


Mother Father Small

My mother took my picture to a model agency and the rest is history.~Angie Everhart


Mother History Rest

I truly feel that being a woman, and particularly a mother, has had a large impact on my campaign.~Ann Callis


Mother Woman Impact

Both my mother's family and my father's family go back almost a hundred years in the district. I was born in the district, raised in the district, raised my family in the district. And so that's the way I see myself.~Ann Kirkpatrick


Mother Family Myself

When my mother tells me to do something, I'll do my own thing. A strong character can be good, but sometimes it is not good. I hope it's good in my case.~Adelina Sotnikova


Mother Hope Good

My mother is not a CIA agent, but she's an Italian mother, and she'd do anything for her son.~Adriano Giannini


Mother Son She

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

'Harry Potter' changed my life in more ways than one, and it helped me get through my mother's death.~Aimee Carter


Mother Life Death

When I tell people I'm an Italian Jew, they're very amused by it. But obviously by blood I'm Jewish, because my mother is.~Antonio Sabato, Jr.


Mother People Blood

My mother's English, and she always was fascinated by the desert.~Arizona Muse


Mother Desert She

The two saddest moments of my life were when my mother died and when I was told I couldn't play football for the Colts anymore.~Art Donovan


Mother Life Football

I was 17 pounds when I was born. My mother couldn't walk for three weeks.~Art Donovan


Mother Walk Born

Italy to me is like the mean mother. Whatever I do, it's never good enough. People say I'm the queen of Cannes, but in Italy I get turned down for work.~Asia Argento


Mother Work Good

I'm a hockey coach and a single mother of two who commutes. I don't watch TV. I watch news, and that's it!~Ashleigh Banfield


Mother Single Mother Coach

I'm an actress. In this sense, my profession is less complex than that of a model. True, they're into beauty in Hollywood, and it is age-related, but you can't put a girl with hot lips and no wrinkles and say: 'That's the mother of a 14-year-old.'~Ayelet Zurer


Mother Beauty Girl

My mother enjoyed acting as well with my father, who used to direct her in plays at his regiment. My sister is an excellent singer. However, it was only me who decided to pursue acting as a career.~Ajay Mehta


Mother Sister Father

My father was placid and easygoing. He owned a small shoe store where I helped out on Saturdays. I think he'd have been pleased if I'd made a career of working in the shoe store. But my mother was ambitious. She encouraged us to read books, and she pushed us toward a musical education.~Alan W. Livingston


Mother Education Father

I never took banned substances, but I have been courted by doctors who wanted to improve my blood in the laboratory. My mother always put them on a flight.~Alberto Tomba


Mother Blood Flight

I was the child who would leave school and take her clothes off the second I got into the house. I made my mom buy me lingerie when I was 5 years old. I was a sicko. My mother must have been mortified.~Alessandra Torresani


Mother Mom School

I like being a mother.~Amanda Abbington


Mother Like Being

Within months after reading the novel 'The Hunger Games,' I went from telling my mom that I could see myself as this character to actually getting the role. My mother reminds me that if I could manifest such an important role just because I wanted it so much, all of my dreams are possible.~Amandla Stenberg


Mother Mom Dreams

The fact of simultaneously being Christian and having as my mother tongue Arabic, the holy language of Islam, is one of the basic paradoxes that have shaped my identity.~Amin Maalouf


Mother Islam Language

I had a mother I could only seem to please with verbal accomplishments of some sort or another. She read constantly, so I read constantly. If I used words that might have seemed surprising at a young age, she would recognize that and it would please her.~Amy Hempel


Mother Age Words

There are things coming from me that I felt I wanted to talk about. My search for my own blend of spirituality, my acknowledgement of my sexuality, my being the single mother of a young man.~Ana Castillo


Mother Man Single Mother

When I was 11, I went to Puerto Rico for a month to stay with my grandmother. To see the way people lived there and experience my own culture was wonderful.~Andrea Navedo


Experience Grandmother

I had always thought of myself as fairly tough and fairly strong and fairly able to cope with anything. And then I had a series of personal losses. My mother died. A relationship that I was in came to end, and a variety of other things went awry.~Andrew Solomon


Mother Relationship Myself

I'm focusing on cultivating my land. I have vegetables and fruit trees; I want to get some chickens and solar and really get off the grid and focus on just, really, being a mother.~Angela Lindvall


Mother Focus Trees

My mother always carries around these postcard pictures of me.~Angela Watson


Mother Me Pictures

I remember seeing 'Snow White' and saying to my mother, 'Will there ever be a Chocolate Brown?' She said 'Probably. Why not?' I just never thought the first black princess would be me.~Anika Noni Rose


Mother Black Remember

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

Clearly, society has a tremendous stake in insisting on a woman's natural fitness for the career of mother: the alternatives are all too expensive.~Ann Oakley


Mother Mom Fitness

There's room for everyone, and everyone is wanted and needed. Whoopi showed me that. When I first saw 'The Color Purple,' it was so huge. That was the first time I had seen myself, my mother, my aunts, women that I had known my whole life on-screen. It gives us hope, and it gives us confidence.~Anna Diop


Mother Life Time

My mother could make something out of nothing - and everything started from scratch.~Anna Pump


Mother Nothing Everything

Who I really am is the mother of six kids and Woody's wife.~Anne Northup


Mother Wife Kids

I come from an interracial family: My father is from Nigeria, and so he is African-American, and my mother is American and white, so I rarely see skin color. It's never an issue for me.~Annie Ilonzeh


Mother Family Father

I've never really been serious about my villainy. I don't have a master plan. I suppose my philosophy is: Every villain has a mother. For every cold-blooded killer on your screen, there's a little old lady somewhere who calls him 'sonny.'~Anthony Zerbe


Mother Philosophy Plan

A man is free to go up as high as he can reach up to; but I, with all my style and pep, can't get a man my equal because a girl is always judged by her mother.~Anzia Yezierska


Mother Man Girl

My father never liked me or my sister, and he never liked our mother either, after an initial infatuation, and in fact, he never liked anyone at all after an hour or two, no, no one except a stooge.~Aram Saroyan


Mother Sister Father

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

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


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