parents quotes

My mum and mad were both very generous, encouraging parents.Tony Abbott

When I first went to 'National Geographic,' I thought I was the least qualified person to step through the doors. But because of my parents and the culture of continual learning they imposed on us, I later came to believe I was the most qualified person who ever worked there.Sam Abell

People often assume New York City is no place to keep a dog. This is certainly what my parents told me when I was growing up there. But I have found this not to be the case at all.Jill Abramson

My parents were early converts to Christianity in my part of Nigeria. They were not just converts; my father was an evangelist, a religious teacher. He and my mother traveled for thirty-five years to different parts of Igboland, spreading the gospel.Chinua Achebe

There is nothing worse that a thirteen-year-old boy. You're embarrassed by your parents, and you're trying to find your independance because, deep inside, you are so dependent on your mom.Ben Affleck

My parents, man, they're just the most loving, encouraging... They're like those people who define themselves through their role as parents before people in their own rights.Riz Ahmed

It's a sad moment, really, when parents first become a bit frightened of their children.Ama Ata Aidoo

My father's parents were carpenters. They were also builders partly. They were painters. And several of them were very, active in the theatre and all such nonsense, you know.Josef Albers

I believe that my parents did wonderful things for us.Madeleine Albright

My parents didn't play golf.Amy Alcott

My parents were horrified when I told them I wanted to be an author.Lloyd Alexander

My parents wanted me to go to law school.Sasha Alexander

Before high school ended, I started applying to college. It really wasn't even a choice because of the brainwashing of my parents.Tatyana Ali

I never set out to be a role model, but I guess parents like it because I am dedicated to school.Tatyana Ali

To be a winner of that, and to fall in the long line of traditional great backs at USC, to have your name in perpetuity, the fact that your parents are like icons... that's the greatest thing.Marcus Allen

I don't think my parents liked me. They put a live teddy bear in my crib.Woody Allen

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

It's amazing how coke encompasses everything in your life. Addicts cannot confront life because they only think of their next hit. I ruined life for my parents, my sister and all my friends.Kirstie Alley

No matter what parents do, kids retain their uniqueness.Kirstie Alley

A good youth ought to have a fear of God, to be subject to his parents, to give honor to his elders, to preserve his purity; he ought not to despise humility, but should love forbearance and modesty. All these are an ornament to youthful years.Saint Ambrose