Parents

  • When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around.But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.


    Learning, Parents, Youth

  • Children aren't happy with nothing to ignore.Children
    And that's what parents were created for.


    Children, Parents

  • I love solitude, I love space, I love privacy.That's why I was determined never to have children.


    Children, Parents, Privacy, Solitude

  • The best students come from homes where education is revered: where there are books, and children see their parents reading them.


    Education, Parents, Reading, Students, Success

  • Parents are the ultimate role models for children. Every word, movement and action has an effect. No other person or outside force has a greater influence on a child than the parent.


    Parents

  • If you must hold yourself up to your children as an object lesson (which is not at all necessary) hold yourself up as a warning not as an example.


    Parents

  • Parents should conduct their arguments in quiet, respectful tones, but in a foreign language. You’d be surprised what an inducement that is to the education of the children.


    Parents

  • They fuck you up your mum and dad,
    They may not mean to but they do.
    They fill you with the faults they had
    And add some extra just for you.


    Parents

  • Father’s don’t curse, they disinherit. Mothers curse.


    Parents

  • We have become, Nina, the sort of people our parents warned us about.


    Parents

  • I’m more of an influence to your son as a rapper than you are as a father…you got to look to yourself as a parent.


    Parents

  • In case it’s one of mine.
    [on patting childrens’ heads in Chelsea]


    Parents

  • Mom and Pop were just a couple of kids when they got married. He was eighteen, she was sixteen and I was three.


    Parents

  • Anything happens to my daughter, I’ve got a .45 and a shovel. I doubt anyone would miss you.
    [to his daughter’s date]


    Parents

  • The authoritarian, didactic, primitive, Irish Parent is world famous as is his frequently neurotic, deceitful, anxious child.


    Parents

  • To lose one parent, Mr Worthing, may be regarded as a misfortune, but to lose both looks like carelessness.
    [‘Lady Bracknell’]


    Parents

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


    Parents

  • And my parents finally realize I am kidnapped and they snap into action immediately. They rent out my room.


    Parents

  • Parents – especially step parents are sometimes a bit of a disappointment to their children. They don’t fulfil the promise of their early years.


    Parents

  • The damage parents inflict on their children lasts for generations.


    Parents

  • Until I was thirteen, I thought my name was SHUT UP.


    Parents