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    Russell Baker

    Don't try to make children grow up to be like you, or they may do it.

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    Margaret Mead

    Fathers are biological necessities, but social accidents.

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    Doug Larson

    Few things are more satisfying than seeing your children have teenagers of their own.

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    Dean Koontz

    There's sometimes a weird benefit to having an alcoholic, violent father. He really motivated me in that I never wanted to be anything like him.

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    Friedrich Nietzsche

    Whoever does not have a good father should procure one.

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    Todd Tiahrt

    The well-being and welfare of children should always be our focus.

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    Honore De Balzac

    It is only in the act of nursing that a woman realizes her motherhood in visible and tangible fashion; it is a joy of every moment.

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    Adam Sandler

    I never had a speech from my father 'this is what you must do or shouldn't do' but I just learned to be led by example. My father wasn't perfect.

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    Marie Osmond

    There are some great questions to ask your doctor. If he says 'no,' then you find yourself a different doctor. There really has to be a change in how we medically look at women at this time. I mean, this is not just baby gloom.

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    Barry White

    I kept my babies fed. I could have dumped them, but I didn't. I decided that whatever trip I was on, they were going with me. You're looking at a real daddy.

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    Benjamin Spock

    What good mothers and fathers instinctively feel like doing for their babies is usually best after all.

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    Lenny Kravitz

    A dramatic thing, the first time you stand up to your dad.

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    Liza Minelli

    I've said it before, but it's absolutely true: My mother gave me my drive, but my father gave me my dreams. Thanks to him, I could see a future.

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    Camille Paglia

    Every man must define his identity against his mother. If he does not, he just falls back into her and is swallowed up.

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    Dionne Warwick

    Do you know that other than my father, I've never had a man take care of me?

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    John Boehner

    Studies show that children best flourish when one mom and one dad are there to raise them.

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    Friedrich Nietzsche

    When one has not had a good father, one must create one.

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    Christy Turlington

    Parents should not smoke in order to discourage their kids from smoking. A child is more likely to smoke when they have been raised in the environment of a smoker.

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    John Malkovich

    I'm more comfortable with whatever's wrong with me than my father was whenever he felt he failed or didn't measure up to the standard he set.

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    Dorothy Fields

    The man in our society is the breadwinner; the woman has enough to do as the homemaker, wife and mother.

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    Robert Cormier

    Family life was wonderful. The streets were bleak. The playgrounds were bleak. But home was always warm. My mother and father had a great relationship. I always felt 'safe' there.

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    Andy Partridge

    My parents, especially my mother, were no influence on me whatsoever.

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    Fred Allen

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

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    Maxim Gorky

    Only mothers can think of the future - because they give birth to it in their children.

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    Kamisese Mara

    The family teaches us about the importance of knowledge, education, hard work and effort. It teaches us about enjoying ourselves, having fun, keeping fit and healthy.

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    John Walters

    We all have an interest in making sure teens grow up healthy and drug-free.

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    Amy Sedaris

    My father and I have a very good relationship. We always got along. But I always scold him.

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    Jay London

    I wanted to take up music, so my father bought me a blunt instrument. He told me to knock myself out.

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    Margaret Sanger

    When motherhood becomes the fruit of a deep yearning, not the result of ignorance or accident, its children will become the foundation of a new race.

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    Chief Joseph

    I pressed my father's hand and told him I would protect his grave with my life. My father smiled and passed away to the spirit land.

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    Erma Bombeck

    Who in their infinite wisdom decreed that Little League uniforms be white? Certainly not a mother.

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    Gwyneth Paltrow

    My father, he was like the rock, the guy you went to with every problem.

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    Art Linkletter

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

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    Ruby Wax

    Being a mother is hard and it wasn't a subject I ever studied.

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    Charles R. Swindoll

    Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.

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    Clive Owen

    Parenthood and family come first for me, and when I'm not working I'm cool with the Teletubbies.

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    Phyllis Diller

    Most children threaten at times to run away from home. This is the only thing that keeps some parents going.

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    Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Men are what their mothers made them.

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    Dawn French

    It was my father who taught me to value myself. He told me that I was uncommonly beautiful and that I was the most precious thing in his life.

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    Annette Funicello

    I have always thought of Walt Disney as my second father.

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    Christopher Meloni

    The surprising thing about fatherhood was finding my inner mush. Now I want to share it with the world.

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    Charles Pierce

    If you ever become a mother, can I have one of the puppies?

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    John Lithgow

    I'm a fun father, but not a good father. The hard decisions always went to my wife.

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    Lou Brock

    When I was a kid, I used to imagine animals running under my bed. I told my dad, and he solved the problem quickly. He cut the legs off the bed.

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    Al Sharpton

    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.

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    Edward W. Howe

    If there were no schools to take the children away from home part of the time, the insane asylums would be filled with mothers.

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    Joel Madden

    My mom always said that there would be haters. Not everyone can love ya.

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    Ben Affleck

    My mother gets all mad at me if I stay in a hotel. I'm 31-years-old, and I don't want to sleep on a sleeping bag down in the basement. It's humiliating.

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    Ashley Scott

    Everyone checks out my mom. My mom's hot.

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    Amos Bronson Alcott

    Where there is a mother in the home, matters go well.

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    Billy Graham

    Only God Himself fully appreciates the influence of a Christian mother in the molding of character in her children.

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    Miguel Indurain

    I inherited that calm from my father, who was a farmer. You sow, you wait for good or bad weather, you harvest, but working is something you always need to do.

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    Ron Taffel

    Even as kids reach adolescence, they need more than ever for us to watch over them. Adolescence is not about letting go. It's about hanging on during a very bumpy ride.

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    Hedy Lamarr

    I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father's equal, and I never loved any other man as much.

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    Sean Penn

    Child-rearing is my main interest now. I'm a hands-on father.

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    Norma Shearer

    I get whatever placidity I have from my father. But my mother taught me how to take it on the chin.

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    Jean de La Fontaine

    It is impossible to please all the world and one's father.

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    John Sculley

    We expect teachers to handle teenage pregnancy, substance abuse, and the failings of the family. Then we expect them to educate our children.

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    Diane Lane

    I was raised by free-spirited people, though my father gave me a very strong work ethic.

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    August Strindberg

    That is the thankless position of the father in the family - the provider for all, and the enemy of all.

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    Marion Jones

    My father wasn't really involved and my mom is the light in my life.

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    Arnold H. Glasow

    Telling a teenager the facts of life is like giving a fish a bath.

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    Quentin Crisp

    My mother protected me from the world and my father threatened me with it.

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    Tatum O'Neal

    I was punished for blowing the whistle on my father's lifestyle.

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    Toby Keith

    My mom taught us the Serenity Prayer at a young age.

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    Carol Burnett

    I wish my mother had left me something about how she felt growing up. I wish my grandmother had done the same. I wanted my girls to know me.

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    Anita Baker

    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.

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    Miguel de Cervantes

    No fathers or mothers think their own children ugly.

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    Robert Mapplethorpe

    My father wants me to be like my brother, but I can't be.

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    Clay Aiken

    My mother taught me that we all have the power to achieve our dreams. What I lacked was the courage.

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    Larisa Oleynik

    If my mom reads that I'm grammatically incorrect I'll have hell to pay.

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    David Rockefeller

    I owe much to mother. She had an expert's understanding, but also approached art emotionally.

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    Patricia Heaton

    It's hard enough to work and raise a family when your kids are all healthy and relatively normal, but when you add on some kind of disability or disease, it can just be such a burden.

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    Aristotle

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

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    Horace

    Undeservedly you will atone for the sins of your fathers.

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    Robert Mapplethorpe

    I would never have done what I'd done if I'd considered my father as somebody I wanted to please.

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    Christie Hefner

    No, I never thought about my father's money as my money.

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    Dick Clark

    Humor is always based on a modicum of truth. Have you ever heard a joke about a father-in-law?

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    Bruce Jenner

    If you're asking your kids to exercise, then you better do it, too. Practice what you preach.

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    Tom Bosley

    Being a father to my family and a husband is to me much more important than what I did in the business.

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    Henry Ward Beecher

    The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom.

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    Paul Harris

    Motherhood is at its best when the tender chords of sympathy have been touched.

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    Jessica Lange

    The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children.

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    Barbara Ehrenreich

    Take motherhood: nobody ever thought of putting it on a moral pedestal until some brash feminists pointed out, about a century ago, that the pay is lousy and the career ladder nonexistent.

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    Frank A. Clark

    A baby is born with a need to be loved - and never outgrows it.

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    Robbie Coltrane

    Believe me, my children have more stamina than a power station.

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    Gertrude Stein

    There is too much fathering going on just now and there is no doubt about it fathers are depressing.

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    Buddha

    To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one's own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.

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    Nick Cannon

    So my father was a person who never lied to me. If I had a question, he answered it. I knew a lot of things at a young age because I was intrigued.

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    Voltaire

    How pleasant it is for a father to sit at his child's board. It is like an aged man reclining under the shadow of an oak which he has planted.

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    Henry Ward Beecher

    We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves.

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    Rita Rudner

    I want to have children, but my friends scare me. One of my friends told me she was in labor for 36 hours. I don't even want to do anything that feels good for 36 hours.

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    Meryl Streep

    Motherhood has a very humanizing effect. Everything gets reduced to essentials.

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    Susie Bright

    I'm a Mommy's Girl - the strongest influence in my young life was my mom.

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    Sandra Bullock

    I was a brownie for a day. My mom made me stop. She didn't want me to conform.

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    Chris Brown

    My mother taught me to treat a lady respectfully.

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    Ed Bradley

    My mother worked in factories, worked as a domestic, worked in a restaurant, always had a second job.

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    Arianna Huffington

    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.

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    Kent Nerburn

    It is much easier to become a father than to be one.

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    Michael Jackson

    I just wish I could understand my father.

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    Errol Flynn

    My father was never anti-anything in our house.

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    Toni Braxton

    I'd lose my mind if I heard my kid call the nanny Mommy.

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    Matthew Broderick

    Having a baby changes the way you view your in-laws. I love it when they come to visit now. They can hold the baby and I can go out.

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    Reese Witherspoon

    I feel very blessed to have two wonderful, healthy children who keep me completely grounded, sane and throw up on my shoes just before I go to an awards show just so I know to keep it real.

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    Bertrand Russell

    The fundamental defect of fathers, in our competitive society, is that they want their children to be a credit to them.

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    Christine Keeler

    As a little girl I used to daydream about my real father coming on a white horse to rescue me.

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    Cindy Crawford

    Watching your husband become a father is really sexy and wonderful.

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    Anthony Edwards

    There's really no point in having children if you're not going to be home enough to father them.

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    Benjamin Spock

    The child supplies the power but the parents have to do the steering.

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    Frank A. Clark

    A father is a man who expects his son to be as good a man as he meant to be.

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    Emma Goldman

    Morality and its victim, the mother - what a terrible picture! Is there indeed anything more terrible, more criminal, than our glorified sacred function of motherhood?

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    Martin Mull

    Having children is like having a bowling alley installed in your brain.

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    Elayne Boosler

    The Vatican is against surrogate mothers. Good thing they didn't have that rule when Jesus was born.

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    Daisy Donovan

    My dad always said, 'Don't worry what people think, because you can't change it.'

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    Ambrose Bierce

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

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    Anna Lee

    My father was an Episcopalian minister, and I've always been comforted by the power of prayer.

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    Michael Reagan

    Because of my father, we are that Shining City on a Hill.

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    Gloria Swanson

    As Daddy said, life is 95 percent anticipation.

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    Kenny G

    That's my ideal day, time with my boys.

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    Joely Fisher

    I'm sure that my mom would have been happy with any path I chose.

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    Della Reese

    My mother was a personal friend of God's. They had ongoing conversations.

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    Loretta Lynn

    Mommy smoked but she didn't want us to. She saw smoke coming out of the barn one time, so we got whipped.

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    Zhang Ziyi

    I wanted to escape so badly. But of course I knew I couldn't just give up and leave school. It was only when I heard my mom's voice that I came out of my hiding place.

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    Imelda Marcos

    I have never been a material girl. My father always told me never to love anything that cannot love you back.

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    Milo Ventimiglia

    My sisters and mom raised me to respect women and open doors for them.

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    Evan Bayh

    Mothers - especially single mothers - are heroic in their efforts to raise our nation's children, but men must also take responsibility for their children and recognize the impact they have on their families' well-being.

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    Chief Joseph

    My father... had sharper eyes than the rest of our people.

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    Dinah Shore

    The best money advice ever given me was from my father. When I was a little girl, he told me, 'Don't spend anything unless you have to.'

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    Margaret Turnbull

    No man is responsible for his father. That was entirely his mother's affair.

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    John F. Kennedy

    Mothers all want their sons to grow up to be president, but they don't want them to become politicians in the process.

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    Roseanne Barr

    I figure that if the children are alive when I get home, I've done my job.

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    Roy L. Smith

    We are apt to forget that children watch examples better than they listen to preaching.

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    Carl Jung

    Children are educated by what the grown-up is and not by his talk.

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    Helen Hunt Jackson

    Motherhood is priced Of God, at price no man may dare To lessen or misunderstand.

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    Buck Owens

    My mother told me on several different occasions that she was livin' her dream vicariously through me. She once said that I was getting' to do all the things that she would have wanted to have done.

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    Pete Rose

    My father taught me that the only way you can make good at anything is to practice, and then practice some more.

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    Bill Watterson

    Mothers are the necessity of invention.

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    Brigitte Bardot

    I am no mother, and I won't be one.

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    Sammy Davis, Jr.

    I wasn't anything special as a father. But I loved them and they knew it.

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    Marcelene Cox

    No one knows his true character until he has run out of gas, purchased something on the installment plan and raised an adolescent.

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    George Washington

    My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her.

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    Pablo Picasso

    My mother said to me, 'If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.' Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso.

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    Todd Tiahrt

    Children that are raised in a home with a married mother and father consistently do better in every measure of well-being than their peers who come from divorced or step-parent, single-parent, cohabiting homes.

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    Liam Neeson

    Every cliche about kids is true; they grow up so quickly, you blink and they're gone, and you have to spend the time with them now. But that's a joy.

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    Marjorie Holmes

    What feeling is so nice as a child's hand in yours? So small, so soft and warm, like a kitten huddling in the shelter of your clasp.

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    Halle Berry

    I know that I will never find my father in any other man who comes into my life, because it is a void in my life that can only be filled by him.

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    Michael Reagan

    Dad was the only adult male I ever trusted.

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    Oliver Hudson

    Fathers in today's modern families can be so many things.

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    Harriet Ann Jacobs

    Always it gave me a pang that my children had no lawful claim to a name.

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    Pope John XXIII

    It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father.

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    Tony Visconti

    My father loved people, children and pets.

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    Lynn Johnston

    Mom and Dad would stay in bed on Sunday morning, but the kids would have to go to church.

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    Isabelle Huppert

    My mom's a Catholic, and my dad's a Jew, and they didn't want anything to do with anything.

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    Rebecca West

    Motherhood is the strangest thing, it can be like being one's own Trojan horse.

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    Victor Borge

    My father invented a cure for which there was no disease and unfortunately my mother caught it and died of it.

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    Kate Hudson

    I auditioned on my own. I tried to make a mark for myself without anybody's help, not even Mom's.

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    Oliver Hudson

    Father or stepfather - those are just titles to me. They don't mean anything.

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    Sandra Bullock

    I basically became a cheerleader because I had a very strict mom. That was my way of being a bad girl.

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    Bertrand Russell

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

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    Terence

    What harsh judges fathers are to all young men!

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    Alice Walker

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

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    Jeff Foxworthy

    My father-in-law gets up at 5 o'clock in the morning and watches the Discovery Channel. I don't know why there's this big rush to do this.

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    Shahrukh Khan

    Whenever I fail as a father or husband... a toy and a diamond always works.

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    Arianna Huffington

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

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    Bob Filner

    Childhood obesity is best tackled at home through improved parental involvement, increased physical exercise, better diet and restraint from eating.

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    Mike Krzyzewski

    Throughout my life, my mom has been the person that I've always looked up to.

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    Marc Davis

    My father was something of a rainbow-chaser.

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    Camryn Manheim

    One of my earliest memories is of my father carrying me in one arm with a picket sign in the other.

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    June Allyson

    I'd just as soon stay home and raise babies.

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    Benjamin Spock

    There are only two things a child will share willingly; communicable diseases and its mother's age.

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    Olivia Newton-John

    To me luxury is to be at home with my daughter, and the occasional massage doesn't hurt.

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    Stevie Nicks

    Do you want to be an artist and a writer, or a wife and a lover? With kids, your focus changes. I don't want to go to PTA meetings.

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    Barbara Bush

    I may be the only mother in America who knows exactly what their child is up to all the time.

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    Milton Sapirstein

    Education, like neurosis, begins at home.

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    Janis Joplin

    My father wouldn't get us a TV, he wouldn't allow a TV in the house.

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    Beau Bridges

    My father was my teacher. But most importantly he was a great dad.

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    Michael Bergin

    A father's disappointment can be a very powerful tool.

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    Anne Sullivan

    It's a great mistake, I think, to put children off with falsehoods and nonsense, when their growing powers of observation and discrimination excite in them a desire to know about things.

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    Gloria Steinem

    Most American children suffer too much mother and too little father.

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    Harrison Ford

    I love the comic opportunities that come up in the context of a father-son relationship.

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    George Eliot

    All the learnin' my father paid for was a bit o' birch at one end and an alphabet at the other.

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    Star Jones

    My dad taught me true words you have to use in every relationship. Yes, baby.

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    Harrison Ford

    I wanted to be a forest ranger or a coal man. At a very early age, I knew I didn't want to do what my dad did, which was work in an office.

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    John Ciardi

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

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    Robert Orben

    I take my children everywhere, but they always find their way back home.

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    E. M. Forster

    I am sure that if the mothers of various nations could meet, there would be no more wars.

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    Ray Romano

    If my father had hugged me even once, I'd be an accountant right now.

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    Roberto Benigni

    My father was a farmer and my mother was a farmer, but, my childhood was very good. I am very grateful for my childhood, because it was full of gladness and good humanity.

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    Broderick Crawford

    My father was always telling himself no one was perfect, not even my mother.

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    Andrew Shue

    There are 80 million moms in the United States. Forty million stay at home with their children.

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    DeForest Kelley

    The most important influence in my childhood was my father.

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    Alphonsus Liguori

    Just as a mother finds pleasure in taking her little child on her lap, there to feed and caress him, in like manner our loving God shows His fondness for His beloved souls who have given themselves entirely to Him and have placed all their hope in His goodness.

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    Al Lewis

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

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    Coretta Scott King

    Mama and Daddy King represent the best in manhood and womanhood, the best in a marriage, the kind of people we are trying to become.

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    Prince Charles

    Father told me that if I ever met a lady in a dress like yours, I must look her straight in the eyes.

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    Joel Osteen

    I made a decision when my father passed away that I was going to be who God made me to be and not try to preach like my father.

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    Harry S. Truman

    My father was not a failure. After all, he was the father of a president of the United States.

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    Claudette Colbert

    Why do grandparents and grandchildren get along so well? The mother.

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    Adam Sandler

    Feels good to try, but playing a father, I'm getting a little older. I see now that I'm taking it more serious and I do want that lifestyle.

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    Arnold Bennett

    Mother is far too clever to understand anything she does not like.

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    Sam Ewing

    Nobody ever asks a father how he manages to combine marriage and a career.

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    John H. Johnson

    My mother was the influence in my life. She was strong; she had great faith in the ultimate triumph of justice and hard work. She believed passionately in education.

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    Mira Sorvino

    My father taught me how to substitute realities.

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    David Geffen

    I am truly my mother's son.

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    Eminem

    My father? I never knew him. Never even seen a picture of him.

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    Beverly Cleary

    I don't think children's inner feelings have changed. They still want a mother and father in the very same house; they want places to play.

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    Enid Bagnold

    A father is always making his baby into a little woman. And when she is a woman he turns her back again.

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    Ellen DeGeneres

    I ask people why they have deer heads on their walls. They always say because it's such a beautiful animal. There you go. I think my mother is attractive, but I have photographs of her.

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    Nicole Appleton

    Giving birth was easier than having a tattoo.

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    Denzel Washington

    My mother used to tell me man gives the award, God gives the reward. I don't need another plaque.

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    Janice Dickinson

    Mothers don't let your daughters grow up to be models unless you're present.

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    Plato

    Let parents bequeath to their children not riches, but the spirit of reverence.

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    Aldous Huxley

    Sons have always a rebellious wish to be disillusioned by that which charmed their fathers.

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    Meryl Streep

    The interesting thing about being a mother is that everyone wants pets, but no one but me cleans the kitty litter.

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    William Hurt

    Being a father, being a friend, those are the things that make me feel successful.

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    Buffalo Bill

    But the love of adventure was in father's blood.

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    Simon Newcomb

    My father was the most rational and the most dispassionate of men.

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    Robert Bly

    When a father, absent during the day, returns home at six, his children receive only his temperament, not his teaching.

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    Publilius Syrus

    An angry father is most cruel towards himself.

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    Anais Nin

    I stopped loving my father a long time ago. What remained was the slavery to a pattern.

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    David Frost

    Love is staying up all night with a sick child - or a healthy adult.

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    James Levine

    Employee fathers need to step up to the plate and put their family needs on the table.

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    Allan Bloom

    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.

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    Billie Joe Armstrong

    I'm a father. It isn't just my life any more. I don't want my kid finding bottles in the house or seeing his father completely smashed.

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    Alice Walker

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

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    Cindy Crawford

    It's a huge change for your body. You don't even want to look in the mirror after you've had a baby, because your stomach is just hanging there like a Shar-Pei.

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    Connie Sellecca

    You have to support your children to have a healthy relationship.

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    Elizabeth Taylor

    I've been through it all, baby, I'm mother courage.

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    Tina Turner

    I regret not having had more time with my kids when they were growing up.

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    Liv Tyler

    I love my dad, although I'm definitely critical of him sometimes, like when his pants are too tight. But I love him so much and I try to be really supportive of him.

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    Miriam Makeba

    Girls are the future mothers of our society, and it is important that we focus on their well-being.

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    Abigail Van Buren

    It is a sad commentary of our times when our young must seek advice and counsel from "Dear Abby" instead of going to Mom and Dad.

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    George Bernard Shaw

    Parentage is a very important profession, but no test of fitness for it is ever imposed in the interest of the children.

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    Phil McGraw

    The Internet is just bringing all kinds of information into the home. There's just a lot of distraction, a lot of competition for the parent's voice to resonate in the children's ears.

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    Louisa May Alcott

    What do girls do who haven't any mothers to help them through their troubles?

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    Ryan Phillippe

    Home life's great, man. The kids are great, happy and healthy. I've reached this sort of wonderful precipice.

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    Christie Hefner

    My mother thinks I could have even run a larger company.

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    Orson Scott Card

    I hope I am remembered by my children as a good father.

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    David Rockefeller

    My grandfather, along with Carnegie, was a pioneer in philanthropy, which my father then practiced on a very large scale.

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    Herbert Kaufman

    Rich men's sons are seldom rich men's fathers.

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    Erma Bombeck

    Never lend your car to anyone to whom you have given birth.

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    Roma Downey

    What is free time? I'm a single mother. My free moments are filled with loving my little girl.

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    Ellen Goodman

    We criticize mothers for closeness. We criticize fathers for distance. How many of us have expected less from our fathers and appreciated what they gave us more? How many of us always let them off the hook?

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    Charley Pride

    I grew up not liking my father very much. I never saw him cry. But he must have. Everybody cries.

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    Kelly LeBrock

    Success for me its to raise happy, healthy human beings.

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    Alice Hoffman

    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.

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    Angela Carter

    Aeneas carried his aged father on his back from the ruins of Troy and so do we all, whether we like it or not, perhaps even if we have never known them.

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    Frank Butler

    When I was 18, I thought my father was pretty dumb. After a while when I got to be 21, I was amazed to find out how much he'd learned in three years.

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    Brooke Shields

    I think I'm going to have to live vicariously through my daughter's rebellion because I certainly never did go through adolescence.

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    Alan Thicke

    Family involvement is a valuable thing and playing together actively can be the '90s version of it. Instead of just watching, you can do it together... something we don't spend enough time on. We can motivate and excite each other about fitness.

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    Anthony Quinn

    Thirteen, 13 children, and I love - I love them all. And I think I've been a good father to all of them.

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    Damon Wayans

    My father was the guy on the block who said hi to everyone.

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    Herbie Hancock

    But I have to be careful not to let the world dazzle me so much that I forget that I'm a husband and a father.

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    William Wordsworth

    The child is father of the man.

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    Adam Sandler

    I sing seriously to my mom on the phone. To put her to sleep, I have to sing "Maria" from West Side Story. When I hear her snoring, I hang up.

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    Candice Bergen

    I guess I was a mom so late in life, my daughter was the greatest thing since sliced bread.

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    Elizabeth Cady Stanton

    The woman is uniformly sacrificed to the wife and mother.

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    Jill Clayburgh

    I wasn't very good about juggling family and my career. I was interested in who was coming to the children's birthday party, what my son was writing. I was thinking about Legos.

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    Amy Heckerling

    Babies don't need fathers, but mothers do. Someone who is taking care of a baby needs to be taken care of.

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    Dick Gregory

    When you have a good mother and no father, God kind of sits in. It's not enough, but it helps.

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    Carly Fiorina

    My mother taught me about the power of inspiration and courage, and she did it with a strength and a passion that I wish could be bottled.

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    E. B. White

    The time not to become a father is eighteen years before a war.

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    Annette Funicello

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

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    Anthony Hopkins

    My father was grounded, a very meat-and-potatoes man. He was a baker.

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    Emma Bonino

    A woman must combine the role of mother, wife and politician.

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    Honore de Balzac

    A mother who is really a mother is never free.

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    Susie Bright

    I had no idea that mothering my own child would be so healing to my own sadness from my childhood.

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