dad quotes

Both Mum and Dad were converts to Catholicism, and normally if you convert to Catholicism you have thought about it more than someone who just grew up with it, taking it for granted.Tony Abbott

My grandfather and my uncle both died from colorectal cancer, my dad almost died from it and I have the gene for it.Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

My dad had been an ardent amateur photographer, and he taught me to compose a photograph from the back to the front, and then populate the picture.Sam Abell

My dad was a journalist. He was in Rwanda right after the genocide. In Berlin when the wall came down. He was always disappearing and coming back with amazing stories. So telling stories for a living made sense to me.Patrick J. Adams

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

My mother taught public school, went to Harvard and then got her master's there and taught fifth and sixth grade in a public school. My dad had a more working-class lifestyle. He didn't go to college. He was an auto mechanic and a bartender and a janitor at Harvard.Ben Affleck

You know my dad pushed me to believe that I was going to be the best. I just never thought of life without tennis, even looking forward.Andre Agassi

We always had lutefisk for Christmas dinner, after which Dad read from the Norwegian Bible.Peter Agre

Shortly after my dad died, my mom figured that if I could do a few commercials, I'd get a college fund.Liam Aiken

I'm a dad and that's pretty important.Todd Akin

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

My dad, Frank Addison Albini, was a terrific shot with a rifle and had generally excellent hunting skills. While my dad loved hunting and fishing, he didn't romanticize them. He was filling the freezer, not intellectualizing some caveman impulse or proving his worth as a real man.Steve Albini

I grew up loving Walter Payton. My dad used to always show us film of him.Shaun Alexander

You know when everyone's watching, your mom and dad, your friends in high school who thought they were better than you. You get your chance to get in the spotlight and shine.Shaun Alexander

In high school I dated a white woman. She would come to visit me on the rez. And her dad, who was very racist, didn't like that at all. And he told her one time, 'You shouldn't go on the rez if you're white because Indians have a lot of anger in their heart.'Sherman Alexie

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

My father never raised his hand to any one of his children, except in self-defense.Fred Allen

I've always wanted to be a dad.Kris Allen

But Dad and I are the only father-and-daughter acts who have both had No. 1 songs in England.Lily Allen

My dad is a bank president and my mom was an accountant and they didn't think that seeking the life of a freelance writer was very practical, you see. Of course, I was just as determined to do it.Kevin J. Anderson