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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

Good writers borrow from other writers. Great writers steal from them outright.~Aaron Sorkin


Good Great Other

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

No religion has mandated killing others as a requirement for its sustenance or promotion.~A. P. J. Abdul Kalam


Religion Promotion Others

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

God blesses him who helps his brother.~Abu Bakr


God Brother Him

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


Mother Life Day

But I would have executed much greater things, had not government always opposed my exertions, and placed others in situations which would have suited my talents.~Adam Weishaupt


Government Others Always

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

Never do anything yourself that others can do for you.~Agatha Christie


Yourself You Others

The unhappy derive comfort from the misfortunes of others.~Aesop


Comfort Unhappy Others

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


Mother Success Safety

Humor and seriousness are not in opposition to each other.~Al Franken


Humor Other Opposition

Antitrust law isn't about protecting competing businesses from each other, it's about protecting competition itself on behalf of the public.~Al Franken


Law Competition Other

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

Be fair with others, but then keep after them until they're fair with you.~Alan Alda


You Fair Others

Listening is being able to be changed by the other person.~Alan Alda


Listening Person Other

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

Above all things let us never forget that mankind constitutes one great brotherhood; all born to encounter suffering and sorrow, and therefore bound to sympathize with each other.~Albert Pike


Sad Great Brotherhood

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

To be happy we must not be too concerned with others.~Albert Camus


Happy Be Happy Others

I thought foolishly that Freudian psychoanalysis was deeper and more intensive than other, more directive forms of therapy, so I was trained in it and practiced it.~Albert Ellis


Thought Deeper Other

I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion.~Alexander the Great


Knowledge Power Others

Those that despise people will never get the best out of others and themselves.~Alexis de Tocqueville


Best People Others

War is organized murder and torture against our brothers.~Alfred Adler


War Torture Brothers

We cannot be kind to each other here for even an hour. We whisper, and hint, and chuckle and grin at our brother's shame; however you take it we men are a little breed.~Alfred Lord Tennyson


Brother Men Be Kind

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

Conservative, n: A statesman who is enamored of existing evils, as distinguished from the Liberal who wishes to replace them with others.~Ambrose Bierce


Politics Wishes Others

Never do things others can do and will do if there are things others cannot do or will not do.~Amelia Earhart


Others Never Will

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

A total abstainer is one who abstains from everything but abstention, and especially from inactivity in the affairs of others.~Ambrose Bierce


Everything Others Total

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 common erotic project of destroying women makes it possible for men to unite into a brotherhood; this project is the only firm and trustworthy groundwork for cooperation among males and all male bonding is based on it.~Andrea Dworkin


Women Men Brotherhood

There are no good laws but such as repeal other laws.~Andrew Johnson


Good Laws Other

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

Whoever is happy will make others happy too.~Anne Frank


Inspirational Happy Others

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 disagree with a couple of the stances of the Catholic Church. My older brother is gay, and it's important for me to be able to love him completely and freely, and it's important for me to spread beliefs in the world that are not going to limit people in their love. I can't support a religion that doesn't support my brother.~Anne Hathaway


Love Religion Brother

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

You must first get along with yourself before you can get along with others.~Anthony J. D'Angelo


Yourself You Others

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

You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.~Audrey Hepburn


You Him Others

Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, it's at the end of your arm, as you get older, remember you have another hand: The first is to help yourself, the second is to help others.~Audrey Hepburn


End Help Others Yourself

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

Avoiding offense means that we don't accept each other as equals.~Ayaan Hirsi Ali


Accept Offense Other

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

When you're picking a basketball team, you'll take the brother over the guy with the yarmulke. Why? Because you're playing the odds.~Adam Carolla


Team Brother Basketball

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

There was a year between school and getting going as an actor when I basically just watched films. Video shops were the new thing, and there was a good one round the corner and me and my brother just watched everything, from the horror to the European art-house.~Aidan Gillen


Good School Brother

I try to keep my integrity. I don't want to be in 'Hello!' or on 'Celebrity Big Brother.'~Aidan Gillen


Integrity Brother Want

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

One man's constant is another man's variable.~Alan Perlis


Man Constant Another

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


Mother Father Housewife

Every program has two purposes: The one for which it was written and another for which it wasn't.~Alan Perlis


Two Every Another

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

You can't be a resource for others unless you nourish yourself.~Alexandra Stoddard


Yourself You Others

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

I get along great with my family. My parents are really proud of me and my brother, who's a chef here in New York. I don't see my parents often, but they're very supportive, especially as I get older.~Alison Mosshart


Family Parents Brother

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

I worked in IT for about three years for a tiny firm with ten other people.~Allison Tolman


People Three Other

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

A lot of people think I grew up with just my brother and me, but mom was there even when she wasn't. We had a good household.~Amar'e Stoudemire


Mom Good Brother

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

Rich Mullins was the uneasy conscience of Christian music. He didn't live like a star. He'd taken a vow of poverty so that what he earned could be used to help others.~Amy Grant


Music Poverty Help Others

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

We appreciate frankness from those who like us. Frankness from others is called insolence.~Andre Maurois


Appreciate Others Like

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

Some billionaires like cars, yachts and private jets. Others like newspapers.~Andrew Ross Sorkin


Others Like Some

It is definitely somewhat a crutch of feeling that you have to please others in order to be accepted.~Angie Stone


Feeling You Others

All ideas grow out of other ideas.~Anish Kapoor


Ideas Grow Other

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

No guns but only brotherhood can resolve the problems.~Atal Bihari Vajpayee


Problems Brotherhood Guns

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

Novels are pirated all the time, but it's hard to imagine that you're at work and you open up the attachment that your brother sent you and it's the new Phillip Roth novel.~Adam Mansbach


Work Time Brother

Originally, I wanted a pop career and formed a girl-band 'Genie Queen' managed by Andy McClusky from 'Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark', but it didn't work out. My brother John is the talented singer and song-writer with 'The Razz,' while my other brother Sean is a footballer for Telford United.~Abbey Clancy


Work Brother Queen

I've got no interest in football. My brother's a footballer, too, and I was dragged to the freezing pitch every week as a child. I don't see much glamour in it.~Abbey Clancy


Week Brother Football

I came close to signing Elvis Presley. I offered $25,000 for his contract and they asked for $45,000 and I just didn't have the other $20,000.~Ahmet Ertegun


Contract Other Elvis

The Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame will provide a center where the lives and the artistry of the greatest jazz musicians will be celebrated, and where people will come to learn about jazz, something to which my brother devoted his life's work.~Ahmet Ertegun


Life Work Brother

And in this community, as in all others, the Golden Rule still applies - we must be act toward other nations as we would have them act towards America.~Adam Schiff


Community America Others

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

When I was really little, I wanted to be a wrestler so I could be like the girls I looked up to. My brother then told me that 'You don't want to be like your idols; you want to grow up and be better than them.' To this day, that's the best piece of advice I've ever gotten.~AJ Lee


Best Day Brother

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'd say we do reach somewhat of a younger audience, but I think for the most part that younger audience is picking our music up from a brother or sister or even parent, who is turning them onto the band.~Alex Lifeson


Music Sister Brother

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

We are the transition from one education to the other.~Alfred Rosenberg


Education Transition Other

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 best thing about having your brother in the same sport as you means you can go out and train together every day, and we can push each other on. That's something many of our rivals don't have when training day in day out.~Alistair Brownlee


Best Day Brother

We are quite different: I'm relaxed, and I get ready for races really late, whereas Jonny is really organised and punctual. I like to lead from the front in the run, whereas Jonny might hold back. Maybe it's because I'm the older brother, but I don't think there is a mental block that stops Jonny doing the same. I just think I'm a bit more gung-ho.~Alistair Brownlee


Brother Doing Late

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

Bolshevism is the other end of Czarism.~Ameen Rihani


End Other Bolshevism

I have two brothers that are musicians. My older brother, Yuval, is a saxophone player. My younger brother, Avishai, is a trumpet player.~Anat Cohen


Brother Musicians Trumpet

Avishai my brother always says to the audience, 'If you weren't here, it would just be a rehearsal.' So it's important to me to acknowledge and engage them. I know that they are there for me, and I'm humbled by that.~Anat Cohen


Brother Me Important

To tell you the truth, in the old Jewish shtetls, if your husband died, sometimes they'd have you marry the brother, and my grandparents were actually stepbrother and stepsister.~Amy Heckerling


Truth Brother Husband

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

Am I as experienced, or mature, or smart as others CEOs? No probably not, but there's something, I think, very useful about having a founder as the CEO.~Andrew Mason


Smart Think Others

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


Mother Father She

But Wordsworth is the poet I admire above all others.~Andrew Motion


Admire Others Above

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

Teenagers too often have to deal with loss and death. You had to cope with the untimely death of your brother; how can young people deal with such tragedies?~Andrew Shue


Death Brother Loss

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

There is no happiness for people at the expense of other people.~Anwar Sadat


Happiness People Other

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

A name doesn't make the music. It's just called that to differentiate it from other types of music.~Art Blakey


Music Name Other

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

Certain actors wanna get paid, they think working in a low-budget movie is being ripped off. But for others it's like, 'Yes, let's do it.'~Abel Ferrara


Think Working Others

Well, my brother started acting before I did.~Abigail Breslin


Brother Acting Well

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

I was lucky enough to have an older brother who shared the splatter flicks with me, and I had parents who were cool and involved enough in my life to allow me to see them. I think my folks appreciated that I looked at these movies as a creative outlet... almost like magic shows, if you will.~Adam Green


Life Parents Brother

We don't have to be rude with each other; we have to be diplomatic.~Adolfo Aguilar Zinser


Rude Other Diplomatic

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 brother is a comic-book writer, and I was always in love with comics.~Adrianne Palicki


Love Brother Always

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

Writing about what happened to my brother and to my family was awful. It was hard to look back at how much suffering there was and at how certain bad situations were made worse by our decisions.~Akhil Sharma


Family Decisions Brother

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

I'm telling you, you can't compare Saudi Arabia to other countries.~Al-Waleed bin Talal


You Compare Other

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 want to have lots of bodyguards around me and be surrounded by beautiful women while watching my brother play at Wimbledon.~Alex Pettyfer


Women Beautiful Brother

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 brother has the potential to become one of the top guys within Strikeforce. He had a very busy personal life; therefore, he wasn't training as hard as he should, but if he's going to pick up his training, he will be a danger for every fighter.~Alistair Overeem


Life Brother Training

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

Oh, I'm a pretty bad poet. This has been corroborated by others.~Amity Gaige


Bad Others Pretty

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

What one hides is worth neither more nor less than what one finds. And what one hides from oneself is worth neither more nor less than what one allows others to find.~Andre Breton


Find Worth Others

Words make love with one another.~Andre Breton


Love Words Another

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

We are not about creating a Forrest dynasty, we're about helping others.~Andrew Forrest


Creating Others Dynasty

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

When I was a kid, I was afraid of other kids.~Andy Dick


Afraid Kid Other

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

My brother Bill, who is a year older, is a climber, and when I was in the seventh grade, he taught me how to rappel off the frozen waterfall in our backyard.~Ann Bancroft


Brother Me Waterfall

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

Instead of becoming an engineer like my brother, I moved to New York to be an actor.~Anthony Mackie


Brother Actor New

My brother was the one who really gave me the desire to follow in his footsteps. Also, it was really Ronaldinho and Ronaldo, the two Brazilian players, who also inspired me to a future in football.~Anthony Martial


Future Brother Football

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

All nations are more tolerant of their own mistakes and weaknesses than of the mistakes and weaknesses of others.~Arthur Hays Sulzberger


Mistakes Others Own

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

It's part of our nature. As much as I love (brother and guitarist Eddie), if you put us in a room with no one else for 15 minutes, we'd be at each other's throats.~Alex Van Halen


Love Nature Brother

Of course after the fight you want to make sure that you're okay and so is the other guy, it's a brotherhood in there, so you want to make sure everyone is okay after the war is over.~Alexis Arguello


War Fight Brotherhood

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

I wasted years worrying about what other people thought.~Amy Waldman


People Thought Other

Gravity wins over all other known forces.~Andrea M. Ghez


Gravity Over Other

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

Bob Taylor and I playing brothers. And I was a Mexican bandit. And he was the sheriff of the town. And we loved each other. We loved each other very much.~Anthony Quinn


Loved Mexican Brothers

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

Well, I mean, you have an emotion, you want to express it. You don't just look in the camera and do it. You want to hide from the embarrassment of your brother saying you're not allowed to come into my town.~Anthony Quinn


Brother Camera Look

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

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


Wife Dad Brother

I think songs and visuals are so evocative of each other.~Aleksa Palladino


Think Other I Think

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

Each of my books took roughly one and a half years to write. Some may have taken a shorter time to write the draft and a longer time to revise, while others were the opposite.~Alex Flinn


Time May Others

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

I just wanted to be myself and that's why I chose to do 'Big Brother,' because I wanted everyone to see the real Amy Childs.~Amy Childs


Myself Brother Real

I've always have loved reality programmes. 'Big Brother,' 'I'm A Celebrity,' they're my guilty pleasure.~Amy Childs


Brother Reality Loved

Happiness, to some, elation; Is, to others, mere stagnation.~Amy Lowell


Happiness Others Mere

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

My sister called her pillow a pilgo. My brother called his pacifier his nimma. But I don't think I was much of a word generator myself.~Andrew Clements


Sister Myself Brother

I've realised that at the top of the mountain, there's another mountain.~Andrew Garfield


Mountain Top Another

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

There are many kinds of movies in Hong Kong. Some are commercial and others are more artistic.~Andy Lau


Movies Hong Kong Others

I start by using Chinese and many of the sounds of other languages are similar.~Andy Lau


Start Other Many

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

I'm the daughter of two Indian immigrant doctors, and I have an older sister and younger brother, and none of us have pursued medicine as a career. We're all over the artistic side of things.~Aarti Mann


Daughter Sister Brother

The Muslim Brotherhood is the parent organization of extreme ideology. They are the godfather of all terrorist organizations. They spread it all over the world.~Abdel Fattah al-Sisi


World Parent Brotherhood

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

The ladies looked one another over with microscopic carelessness.~Arthur Baer


Over Carelessness Another

County government can be simplified greatly by reorganizing and consolidating some of the offices, making others appointive, and reducing salaries in keeping with the salaries paid by private business for the performance of similar duties.~Arthur Capper


Business Government Others

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

And what sort of philosophical doctrine is thi - that numbers confer unlimited rights, that they take from some persons all rights over themselves, and vest these rights in others.~Auberon Herbert


Rights Others Numbers

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

Just put one foot in front of the other.~Austin Peck


Foot Other Front

He that wounds himself, even though he has not the right, is not culpable; but if others have wounded him, they are culpable.~Akiva ben Joseph


Him Others Right

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

Teens find out a lot from other teens.~Ally Condie


Find Other Lot

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

Metaprograms are programs that manipulate themselves or other programs as data.~Anders Hejlsberg


Data Themselves Other

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

Families are nothing other than the idolatry of duty.~Ann Oakley


Nothing Duty Other

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

Nothing about 'Brotherhood' is ever wrapped up in a nice package.~Annabeth Gish


Brotherhood Nothing Nice

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

Good families are generally worse than any others.~Anthony Hope


Good Others Families

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

Nick Abraham and I had known each other from Ryerson University.~Ari Millen


University Other Known

My brother, who's ten years younger than me, worked with me in the studio when he was very young. He's a guitar player and does programming as well. To have the working and personal relationship coincide has been very natural.~Atticus Ross


Relationship Brother Me

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

I don't live on other people's terms.~Azealia Banks


People Live Other

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


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