One of the things that my parents have taught me is never listen to other people's expectations. You should live your own life and live up to your own expectations, and those are the only things I really care about it.

Tiger Woods

Some men just aren't cut out for paternity. Better they should realize it before and not after they become responsible for a son.

Lois McMaster Bujold

My parents were very pleased that I was in the army. The fact that I hated it somehow pleased them even more.

Barry Humphries

The place of the father in the modern suburban family is a very small one, particularly if he plays golf.

Bertrand Russell

Parents were invented to make children happy by giving them something to ignore.

Ogden Nash

There is…nothing to suggest that mothering cannot be shared by several people.

H. R. Schaffer

The central struggle of parenthood is to let our hopes for our children outweigh our fears.

Ellen Goodman

Parents are the bones on which children cut their teeth.

Peter Ustinov

The world is full of women blindsided by the unceasing demands of motherhood, still flabbergasted by how a job can be terrific and torturous.

Anna Quindlen

What children take from us, they give…We become people who feel more deeply, question more deeply, hurt more deeply, and love more deeply.

Sonia Taitz

A mother only does her children harm if she makes them the only concern of her life.

W. Somerset Maugham

The art of mothering is to teach the art of living to children.

Elain Heffner

Most turkeys taste better the day after; my mother's tasted better the day before.

Rita Rudner

If your parents never had children, chances are... neither will you.

Dick Cavett

My parents only had one argument in forty-five years. It lasted forty-three years.

Cathy Ladman

The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found.

Calvin Trillin

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

Anthony Powell

Relatives are the worst friends, said the fox as the dogs took after him.

Danish Proverb

Sometimes the laughter in mothering is the recognition of the ironies and absurdities. Sometime, though, it's just pure, unthinking delight.

Barbara Schapiro

Parents often talk about the younger generation as if they didn't have anything to do with it.

Dr. Haim Ginott

The parents exist to teach the child, but also they must learn what the child has to teach them; and the child has a very great deal to teach them.

Arnold Bennett

My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it.

Mark Twain

Every parent is at some time the father of the unreturned prodigal, with nothing to do but keep his house open to hope.

John Ciardi

If at first you don't succeed, blame your parents.

Marcelene Cox

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

Alice Walker

Sooner or later we all quote our mothers.

Bern Williams

My father hated radio and could not wait for television to be invented so he could hate that too.

Peter De Vries

Wise parents offer criticism only when asked, and then minimally.

Leonard Roy Frank

The gods visit the sins of the fathers upon the children.


For rarely are sons similar to their fathers: most are worse, and a few are better than their fathers.


My mother wanted me to be a lawyer and I wanted to be an Actor. So I went to school, majored in theatre, and said 'Mom, I have to choose my own destiny. I want to be an actor.' A couple of weeks after I graduated college I called my mother up and said 'Can I borrow $200?' and she said 'Why don't you act like you've got $200.'

Arsenio Hall

This is part of the essence of motherhood, watching your kid grow into her own person and not being able to do anything about it. Otherwise children would be nothing more than pets.

Heather Armstrong

The most important thing she'd learned over the years was that there was no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one.

Jill Churchill

Some are kissing mothers and some are scolding mothers, but it is love just the same.

Pearl S. Buck

That's sort of a cliché about parents. We all believe that our children are the most beautiful children in the world. But the thing is, what no one really talks about is the fact that we all really believe it.

Heather Armstrong

Parents forgive their children least readily for the faults they themselves instilled in them.

Marie Von Ebner eschenbach

Neurotics build castles in the air, psychotics live in them. My mother cleans them.

Rita Rudner

It's a lot easier being black than gay. At least if you're black you don't have to tell your parents.

Judy Carter

Your parents, they give you your life, but then they try to give you their life.

Chuck Palahniuk

A mother is not a person to lean on but a person to make leaning unnecessary.

Dorothy C. Fisher

Those who educate children well are more to be honored than parents, for these only gave life, those the art of living well.


Children today are tyrants. They contradict their parents, gobble their food, and tyrannize their teachers.


Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them.

Oscar Wilde

Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands.

Anne Frank

I believe that [everyone] is the keeper of a dream - and by tuning into one another's secret hopes, we can become better friends, better partners, better parents, and better lovers.

Oprah Winfrey

In peace, children inter their parents; war violates the order of nature and causes parents to inter their children.


Distrust and caution are the parents of security.

Benjamin Franklin

Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain.

John Locke

You don't pay back your parents. You can't. The debt you owe them gets collected by your children, who hand it down in turn. It's a sort of entailment. Or if you don't have children of the body, it's left as a debt to your common humanity. Or to your God, if you possess or are possessed by one.

Lois McMaster Bujold

When I was kidnapped, my parents snapped into action. They rented out my room.

Woody Allen

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

Alan Watts

Sometimes, the only people that the parent of other murdered children can talk to are other parents who have experienced their pain.

Helen Hubbard

To maintain a joyful family requires much from both the parents and the children. Each member of the family has to become, in a special way, the servant of the others.

Pope John Paul Ii

The law is not for those who do the right thing, but there are people who are not responsible parents.

Joe Smith

I've always been told by parents how well our team handles these competitions.

Doug Horn

All the teenagers I know are against it; all the parents are for it. I'm going to come down on the side of the parents because they do know best.

Damon Thayer

I got caught kissing. Like by my parents. It was so horrible. It's so embarrassing, I'm blushing.

Katie Holmes

We're all about getting parents involved and coming to the center.

Darrell Thompson

Maybe my parents were concerned that radio and TV would bring in IRA propaganda music and rebel songs to our house.

Tim Reilly

It makes me very sad. I don't think the difficulties parents face are fully appreciated by the court.

Jocelyn Schaffer

Barrier after barrier is what our parents in Canada are faced with.

Debra Mayer

We're all so busy these days that it's hard for parents to spend time with their kids. This is a way for families to spend time together doing something creative. And when it's done, everybody will have created a memory they can take home with them.

Amy Anderson

I remember coming out here every Memorial Day, because his parents are buried across the road, and we would put flowers on their graves, and I remember going to Forest Lawn in Buffalo to put flowers on the graves of the Civil War veterans there.

Joan Barnes

We want to reach out not just to sports fans, but parents who are involved in their kids' lives.

John Maroon

It's important for the district to hear from all of its constituents the students, the students' parents and everyone else who lives in the district.

Susan Gordon

Active adults see themselves as being much younger than they are. And they're much more active than my parents were at 55 or 60 years of age.

Casey Hill

I know parents and families are looking at alternative financing to get it built so the impact of the middle school is less significant.

Brad Center

You can't throw darts anymore. Our parents could buy utilities and it was almost clipping coupons on a bond. Now, there's much more involved.

David Kiefer

Parents need to know that their children 12-18 years old are treated like they are criminals. Our kids basically lose their rights because an officer can out talk them.

John Romano

Parents, however old they and we may grow to be, serve among other things to shield us from a sense of our doom. As long as they are around, we can avoid the fact of our mortality; we can still be innocent children.

Jane Howard

If a child says it has five senses, their parents will surely believe that it has the sixth one as well.

Dirceu Alves Ferreira

We'll also have a panel of some of our current players. The coaches leave the room and the players and their parents can ask questions.

Paul Tidwell

He's representing the parents in the way that the parents want to be listened to.

Thomas Walker

I am a little concerned about charging for the full-day. I'm concerned that we might lose some students, and parents might lose interest in the program.

Beth Olmstead

But I'm glad to see that they upheld the general premise that parents have a right to be involved, and have the authority to be involved, and should, in fact, be involved, especially when there's a concern with the minor's health, before they have an abortion.

Phyllis Woods

I think that parents only get so offended by television because they rely on it as a babysitter and the sole educator of their kids.

Trey Parker and Matt Stone

They get a little culture out of it also. And how often do they get to travel with 11 other friends, be away from their parents, in a setting where they still have rules but they also have a little bit of freedom? It's a neat deal.

Blake Ecker

We offer parents and coaches a night to come and ask questions. And we try to give the answers and show the coaches some drills to make it more exciting for the kids. It doesn't have to be boring, it can be fun and the kids can still learn at the same time.

Mark Scowcroft

You can block anything in the world, in certain environments. But the whole idea of supervision, the cop on the beat, the parents on the beat, really is overrated by an awful lot of folks, we found.

John Rabun

I got drunk in front of my parents when I was 13. I don't see the big deal about drinking here.

Lucas Sumantri

I could tell my parents hated me. My bath toys were a toaster and a radio.

Rodney Dangerfield

When you see it and it breathes and you see young people and their parents and their eyes aglow, that's what really makes me proud.

Charles Mcafee

I think the nicest part was hearing from the parents that you listened.

Jean Larkin Weightman

The proud parents bring them in. We'll save them.

Martha Kitts

This might be the first generation where kids are dying at a younger age than their parents and it's related primarily to the obesity problem.

Judy Davis

I have a daughter in college, my son is still in high school, and my parents live in Smithsburg.

Daryl Wolfe

We had one group of parents that were yelling for their kids to put down the eggs that didn't have the money in them and go after the ones that did.

Cheryl Duley

The truth of it is, the first rudiments of education are given very indiscreetly by most parents.

Richard Steele, Sr.

My parents have always been supportive of me, but they never pressured me to get good grades. I just felt like if I didn't get good grades I'd be letting myself down.

Neil Plank

I've seen how everything goes. Just going to the games and dealing with the parents. I think I'm up for the challenge.

Brooke Brodersen

I've really been interested in shooting a film in the rural town that my parents are from.

Daniel Carrera

My parents wouldn't let me have a dog when I was a kid. I tell them they should have let me have one back then–I wouldn't have so many now.

Katrina Stewart

We felt that parents would feel more comfortable with a program in the same district.

Susan Viccaro

Like all parents, my husband and I just do the best we can, hold our breath and hope we've set aside enough money for our kid's therapy.

Michelle Pfeiffer

It's not infectious diseases that parents are concerned about. They are concerned about learning disabilities and autism and asthma and diabetes.

Barbara Loe Fisher

Parents need to talk to their children. People don't think it happens, but it does.

Jennifer Green

I think the fact the parents are engaged, we're all talking about it, will make this work out very well.

Doug Gordon

There is no set curriculum. Every child, every parent is different, but this program gives parents the tools to start the learning process.

Heather Casey

When you're at home, you're not as active as you were in college. And you gain weight when you have parents who feed you well.

Christina Roberts

The parents love this. They think this is the greatest thing that has ever happened.

Cindy Lizza

My parents always took us places in New Mexico. We would go and have picnics in downtown San Pedro.

Sandra Sanchez

One of my goals was to interact with all the kids. I've also had an opportunity to meet with all the parents. It's been pretty easy to get to know all the kids.

Matt Mays

Having a will is one of the most important things. (However), it's not something that's really thought about. It's a morbid subject and (parents) don't really feel comfortable.

Thomas O'reilly

The place to control what is displayed on a home computer screen is in the home. It's up to parents -- not the government -- to control what kids see online.

Jim Harper

It was the only show I watched with my parents as a kid.

Andrew Solt

They have to walk their kids to school. They have to walk their kids home. They are afraid to be out at night. It's kind of dangerous out there with gangs. Parents are interested in this.

Diana Salinas

It's such a difficult age. They're caught between a delicate balance of being under their parents' watchful eye and being totally independent.

Beth Twitty

We want parents to feel comfortable.

Fred Rose

Our parents paid for the sheet music. They are doing fundraisers.

Tyler Smith

The longer you are in this business, you come to expect it. It's not just the parents who exaggerate; there are coaches out there that exaggerate. I know they are trying to sell their kids, but you definitely have to make sure you do your homework.

Rodney Garner

We have heard from our member hotels and they have expressed concern that the mandate may be a burden for the parents and players from outside our area.

Peter Aust

There was a disagreement between the boys and their parents, and (the boys) decided to run away.

Cindy Beavers

The parents often cheer for both teams.

Peter Cardo

Before we can leave our parents, they stuff our heads like the suitcases which they jam-pack with homemade underwear.

Maxine Hong Kingston

It's shocking to find the difference in the level of knowledge between parents and children these days.

John Shehan

Not being born to parents who were accountants was probably my biggest mistake.

Chris Eubank

What ultimately happens is that they become the parents of what we know of as the civil rights movement and ultimately have so much to do with where the Latino community is today and without them in that crossroads it probably wouldn't have happened.

James Garcia

Hopefully, the children and their parents will realize that the whole community is serious about having the children in school.

David E. Kelley

(My parents) aren't so much an influence on why I play, but I get my love and my passion for the game from them.

Amanda Johnson

Political feelings are much less independently chosen than people realize. Children mold their parents.

Andrew Oswald

All teachers, district employees and parents and people working with children are invited and encouraged to attend.

Donna Bassi

He always told us to carry ourselves with class. Like, every Friday after practice, he would tell us just basically to go home and tell our parents we love them.

Mark Redlingshafer

We need to keep the needs and wishes of the students and their parents in mind.

Junichi Asaumi

Using the Internet, a sexual predator can be in any parent's living room without them knowing.

Laura Ahearn

It's the story of parents whose children take their lessons at loving each other too literally.

Doug Hughes

If me and my parents weren't given loans, then I wouldn't have been able to come here. I would've had to of gone to state or community college and not get the education or experience I have here.

Colleen Johnson

Clearly, most parents feel a bit overwhelmed.

Amanda Lenhart

His birth parents literally gave him away at birth to another couple who, during his first year of life, physically and sexually abused him.

Thom Shuman

It's good recognition for the kids. It gets the parents involved and it gives us an opportunity to thank them for their efforts.

Michael Longenberger

That's one less headache for parents.

Bill Simmons

And the kids are going through their parents' record collections -- I say kids, but really it's everything from the age of 12 up to 20s -- and a lot of them are coming along, and they don't have the ageism thing that a lot of the press do.

Rick Wakeman

You can't blame people for being inconsistent parents if they're receiving inconsistent advice.

Rosalind Wiseman

The good, old-fashioned family can help. Students learn by example, and if their parents, aunts, uncles and grandparents read, they will set a good example.

Al Jones

It was a wonderful logo and it might be something we might look at in the future. But I would like to see the entire community, students, staff and parents involved in the process.

Lynette Pantello

There are hundreds of millions of gun owners in this country, and not one of them will have an accident today. The only misuse of guns comes in environments where there are drugs, alcohol, bad parents, and undisciplined children. Period.

Ted Nugent

Many people go through life with no indication of how to be a parent other than what they saw their own parents doing. If their parents were not effective, it will be hard for them. So I would like to see more opportunities for parents to get training.

Bert Burraston

Since we don't have football, parents and kids that's all they do is play basketball. We'll have open gym and there's 40 or 50 kids out there every time the gym opens up.

Trae Moore

It's painful for parents to know their child is going to cry and hurt. At some visits, a baby can get five shots, and that is difficult to watch.

Carolyn Bortz

Wrinkles are hereditary. Parents get them from their children.

Doris Day

The question of intergenerational progress is, 'Are you doing better than your parents? Often when immigrants come, one of the reasons is so that their children will have better lives, and having a better life in California and the U.S. is often associated with more education.

Deborah Reed

Having twenty-one cheerleaders on the squad is costly. We are not funded by the school. All of our money comes from the parents and fundraiser. Cutting the number would benefit us financially, especially of we offer a scholarship.

Christy Harrell

Some software actually sends email to parents, so all they have to do is read their email and they see a date and a time and what child was doing.

Ken Corpus

They get into the different scenarios, and they also see things from the parents point of view.

Linda Martinez

The bottom line is that adoption by gays and lesbians is a fine thing to do. There is simply no credible research showing that children are harmed when they're adopted by gay and lesbian parents, but lots of evidence to indicate that they do well in those homes.

Adam Pertman

They're superb. That's really a tribute to the parents and teachers.

Wanda Bethea

We now run a parallel orientation for parents, ... They get to meet (Principal) Juan Rodriguez, and the directors of special education, the English Language Learners program and the PTO distribute materials.

J. Lewis

We hear griping initially. When people are made to do anything, there's some resistance. Some parents are irritable that they have to take time out of their day.

Mike Urbanski

Let me use a clinical term to describe parents today. They're nuts.

Kevin Leman

As the cost of higher education increases, parents are very anxious to find outside sources of financing.

Richard Flaherty

When you bow to True Parents' picture and display the Unification Church flag, Satan will have to go far away from your home.

Sun Myung Moon

Of all the names in telecom, only one has the history of AT&T. AT&T was the name of the phone company since we were kids, and in fact since our parents and our grandparents were kids. It would have been sad and a waste of all that historic brand value.

Jeff Kagan

Sometimes you come out there and it's just your parents in the stands.

Matt Ward

If your parents think ? or you've persuaded them ? that you're mature enough, then be mature enough.

Janet Bodnar

It's about getting out there and selling it. I've been trying to go to all the parents' meetings.

Jim Ford

I have a problem with the idea of putting something in the paper that makes us a part of hiding something from the parents.

Tom Bailey

He needs to greatly increase the school funding. The priority for those parents is for the schools to get better.

Billy Easton

This can't take effect for a while. Parents need to understand that their current eighth-grader doesn't need to do anything different next year.

Rob Mullen

We can understand their (parents') concern. But based on what we were dealing with, school was the safest place they could have been.

Darnell Couthen

Very often we find that it is in fact the parents, not the children, that have separation issues.

Jeffrey Solomon

A lot of parents who come [to our classes] are parents of little kids. That's what we want. We want to get them when they're young.

Diane Kelly

Every time we do it the parents are going to like it and they?re going to get used to it. This puts it all in black and white.

Margaret Lafleur

We learn about these things in elementary school, but as parents we can forget to be teaching our kids about it, too. This gives them an opportunity to act rather than wait idle.

Jenny Pitkin

When Richie Cunningham drank too many beers, his parents sat him down and explained their concerns. If you live on this earth, you find out that we are all the same. ... Happy Days.

Henry Winkler

The schools would fail through their silence, the Church through its forgiveness, and the home through the denial and silence of the parents. The new generation has to hear what the older generation refuses to tell it.

Simon Wiesenthal

They were as confused as I was, but my parents were thrilled.

Justin Holeman

We continue to see strong interest among parents for options that keep children entertained in the vehicle.

Jeff Taylor

The parent should give their child to the coach and trust them. The coach's role is being a teacher and parents shouldn't interrupt.

Bradford Beckwith

They see it on TV and get their parents to bring them out here, just like the Olympians.

Stephanie Young

We would love to see young families and parents involved.

Rose Smith

To me, it was the most fascinating sign in Boston. I asked my parents about it when I was very young and first saw it. My father and I would have big discussions about it. I didn't get it. I didn't get what those buildings were. Now I know inside those buildings is a great community.

Mike Ross

There's a medical side of that and a recovery side for the parents. We don't know about the toxic effects of methamphetamine.

Jeffrey Greene

It's like we're not parents yet, not till we get the twins home. They sleep, and I stare.

Sabrina Clark

Parents can read it to them in advance so they will know what to expect.

Dr. Jan Wrobleski

The number one complaint I hear from parents is 'He won't do something the first time I ask.' A parent needs to have a plan on how to handle defiance, because it happens almost every day.

Toni Schutta

From birth to age eighteen, a girl needs good parents. From eighteen to thirty-five, she needs good looks. From thirty-five to fifty-five, she needs a good personality. From fifty-five on, she needs good cash.

Sophie Tucker

I don't have my car anymore, so it's hard to get around, ... My parents used to call me every day, now I can't even call them. I just get a busy signal.

Hal Miller

Kids love to emulate their parents. [They] want to take pictures, they want to listen to music on MP3 players. We are just evolving what kids want.

Lisa Mancuso

Indecision and delays are the parents of failure.

George Canning

We had parents night tonight, so for our seniors, it was their last home meet. It's always good to go out on a winning note.

Mark Petersen

He once told me his parents died of heart disease, and I think that's why he thought he would die young.

Laura Nygren

We're finding that across the country that these tutoring programs, afternoon sessions are making a big difference. But we're also finding that not enough parents and students are knowledgeable about the options.

Tom Luce

That's our work force of the future. Many of the minorities that are coming here, the parents have (lower) education.

Paul Linzmeyer

Our parents didn't like it.

Joe Steffen

You've got the new parents like myself who don't know what to expect, ... For me, as a first-time parent, I think it's good.

Ann Jackson

I look at my books the way parents look at their children. The fact that one becomes more successful than the others doesn't make me love the less successful one any less.

Alex Haley

It's tough. I get kind of close to these guys. It's hard to see this, it's hard to see his parents here, it's tough.

Steve Burdick

The worst thing to me is the limited vocabulary of childhood sexuality. Parents, more than anyone, know their kids are sexual.

Miranda July

There are a ton of services out there for parents to access to get help for that kind of thing. It is sometimes difficult and very bureaucratic to get that help, but if you keep pushing for it, you can get it.

Kevin Casey

The relation between parents and children is essentially based on teaching.

Gilbert Highet

We wanted to educate some of the parents, and also children, about the kind of abuses there are.

Dorothy Willis

I think all parents want their kids to rock. I think that's the reason why they bring them here.

Jerry Thibault

We have been praying since we got the news of my parents being in hospital. We hope Allah will bring both of them back to Delhi safe and sound.

Salim Ahmed

How can that be if both parents were awarded custody of their children?

Judy Katz

We like to make it interesting for our parents and everybody. We like keeping it close.

Chip Sodemann

Parents have to be showing some interest in the schooling. With my teenage son, I have to be on him. I'm not accepting anything less. My mother did it with me. It didn't hurt me. . . . It helped me.

William Gardner

I study a lot. I pay attention to my homework. My parents have pushed academics all my life. When I get home, I do my homework before I do anything else.

Brianna Davis

As far as kids' influence, they're already influenced a lot more by their parents and what they see on TV than what they'll ever see at Adventure Park.

Roger Hurick

Every version of it still has the lovers, outraged parents and fairies.

Charlie Skelton

We are not involved in this campaign. We are parents, and our only concern is about finding our daughter.

Susan Levy

We wish all of these students the best of luck. Just the fact that they are here is a testament to their parents who have given them the encouragement and support to help them become the students they are.

Scott Westhaus