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Grandchildren Mum

I get on fine with my mum and dad, but if they want to see the grandchildren, they come to me.

- Aaron Johnson

I Can Tell

I'm a dad, and I can tell you it's the most beautiful thing in the world.

- Aaron Johnson

Technical Before

I was around computers from birth; we had one of the first Macs, which came out shortly before I was born, and my dad ran a company that wrote computer operating systems. I don't think I have any particular technical skills; I just got a really large head start.

- Aaron Swartz

Doing Saturday

I recently saw this home video where my brother is playing this character Arsenio Grimley, who is a mix of Arsenio Hall and Ed Grimley - which, clearly, is my parents' doing, because he's, like, 10. He's the host, I'm every guest, and then my dad is Elton John. That was a Saturday night.

- Abbi Jacobson

Own Very

I really, really like interior design. I grew up in a really old house outside of Philly that was built in 1821. My mom is really into antiques, and my dad is very mid-century. They're not together anymore, so in the middle of growing up, I, all of the sudden, had two houses that were very different but really well done in each of their own ways.

- Abbi Jacobson

Growing Up Growing

My dad was so much fun growing up.

- Abby Elliott

Bring Sets

I'm an actor, paid to act. I don't bring personal problems to the sets. Dad taught me that.

- Abhishek Bachchan

Music Been

I asked my daughter when she was 16, What's the buzz on the street with the kids? She's going, to be honest, Dad, most of my friends aren't into Kiss. But they've all been told that it's the greatest show on Earth.

- Ace Frehley

Kid Always

I always wanted to be a stand-up comedian, even as a kid. Me and my dad would watch 'Evening at the Improv' on A&E.

- Adam DeVine

Rules Bad

When I was a teenager, I was an umpire for a competitive league for 8- to 9-year-olds. I was really bad at it because I didn't know all the rules, and all these kids were better athletes than me. I made a bad call, and this dad snapped on me. Then he dumped his trash from his cooler, and I had to kick him out of the stands.

- Adam DeVine

Teams Coached

Growing up, dad coached my footy and cricket teams, but that's all he could do for me.

- Adam Elliott

Love London

I love all kinds of music. My dad's from London, so he loves David Bowie, the Stones, The Clash. I grew up with that influence while loving poetry and loving all kinds of current music.

- Adam Hicks

Mom Jersey

My dad is a Deadhead, my mom's a Jewish-American princess from Jersey.

- Adam Lambert

Hall About

I went to the Hall of Fame with my dad. I can't say I really remember too much about it.

- Adam Oates

Father's Day Feel

I mean, I look at my dad. He was twenty when he started having a family, and he was always the coolest dad. He did everything for his kids, and he never made us feel like he was pressured. I know that it must be a great feeling to be a guy like that.

- Adam Sandler

More Feels

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.

- Adam Sandler

Comedy Having

The problem with me, as far as getting married and having a family, is that my comedy is so important to me. So I don't know if I'll ever be as good a dad as my dad.

- Adam Sandler

Powerful Taught

My dad taught me that language was a powerful tool.

- Adrian Nicole LeBlanc

Reason Became

Adrian Leon LeBlanc, my dad and my namesake, his keen joy in observing people and the world is the reason I became a journalist.

- Adrian Nicole LeBlanc

Mom His

My dad was a dentist; my mom managed his office.

- Aileen Lee

Give Drop

I was raised by a single dad. Dad's idea of hanging out with your kid or day care was give her $20 in quarters, drop her at the arcade, and tell her not to talk to strangers.

- Aisha Tyler

Doing Mum

I just always really wanted to swim. It was always a family thing: dad obviously swam, and my sister did, too. And mum used to come along to meets. They had to drag me out of the pool - so there was never any pressure on me to swim. It was just something I loved doing.

- Aimee Willmott

Car Motorcycle

I grew up on the back of a motorcycle - my dad didn't have a car until I was a teenager.

- Aisha Tyler

Warrior Die

One of the first movies my dad took me to see was the original 'Road Warrior.' And I was kind of raised on the action movies of that era: 'The Terminator' and 'Die Hard' and, of course, all of the 'Star Wars' movies.

- Aisha Tyler

Deep Construction

My dad, he was a construction worker. He was a butcher. He was a deep sea fisherman.

- Aisha Tyler

Always Kind

I was raised by a single dad, and I've always kind of liked things that are typically more guy-oriented.

- Aisha Tyler

Work Add

I don't consult anyone - not my mother, not my father, anyone - about my work. And I must add that neither Dad nor Mom interfere in my work.

- Akkineni Nagarjuna

Career Young

Early in my career, I got roles that demanded that I be fit to carry off the angry young man look. Of course, I'm a fitness freak, and that's something I picked up from my dad.

- Akkineni Nagarjuna

Bed About

For me, it's about moderation and discipline, and that's something I picked up from my dad. I don't believe in rigorous workouts but believe in eating right, going to bed early, and getting a proper workout.

- Akkineni Nagarjuna

Believe Many

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

Soldier Army

My dad was a Punjabi from Amritsar, and my mom is a Punjabi from Kashmir. My dad was a soldier in the Indian Army.

- Akshay Kumar

Year Part

My dad didn't graduate from high school, ended up being a printing salesman, probably never made more than $8,000 a year. My mom sold real estate and did it part time.

- Al Franken

Terrible Businessman

My dad was a terrible businessman.

- Al Franken

High Quality Career

My parents didn't make a lot of money. My dad was not a high school graduate - he didn't have a career as such; he was a printing salesman essentially for most of his working life.

- Al Franken

St. Louis Felt

My dad never graduated high school. He was a printing salesman. We lived in a two-bedroom, one-bath house in St. Louis Park, Minnesota. We weren't rich - but we felt secure.

- Al Franken

Other Sue

My dad always told me to stand up to bullies, and Bill O'Reilly is kind of a bully, and he's the kind of kid who hits other kids on the playground. And when you hit him, he runs to the teacher and says, 'Teacher, sue him.'

- Al Franken

Loved Comedians

My dad loved comedians, especially George Jessel, and he loved Henny Youngman and Buddy Hackett.

- Al Franken

Your Out

When Courtney's mother and I first separated I tried to be Disney Dad, showering her with gifts, trips and then I snapped out of it. You don't have to try to impress your kids. If they're not getting what they need from you, they will let you know.

- Al Roker

Father's Day Taught

Dad taught me everything I know. Unfortunately, he didn't teach me everything he knows.

- Al Unser

Father Goods

In 'The Goods,' I'm Ed Helms' dad, and I was known all those years as Kirk Cameron's father, and now I'm known as Robin Thicke's father, so I find myself playing myself a lot and, frankly, living up to expectations of what the public's image of me is.

- Alan Thicke

Even Distasteful

There is not a racist bone in my dad's body. He doesn't even laugh at distasteful jokes.

- Alan Wilson

Still Performing

My dad died right after performing at the Friars' roast for Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. I have that tape somewhere. There's still a lot of good jokes in there. I mean, that was 1958.

- Albert Brooks

Other Made

My dad played a character on the radio called 'Parkyakarkus.' A Greek-dialect comedian. He did Friars' roasts and wrote material and made people laugh that way. But he wrote his own shows with other writers.

- Albert Brooks

Very Dry

My dad was great. He was very droll, very dry.

- Albert Finney

Lunch Always

My dad always supported me. Sometimes we didn't have anything to eat for breakfast, but if we could eat lunch and dinner, we weren't poor.

- Albert Pujols

Feel About

At the end of the day, you realize that this is important stuff, but it isn't as important as how my kids feel about me. That's how I'm going to measure my success - not how I did as counsel to the president or as attorney general. How did I do as a dad?

- Alberto Gonzales

Wish Always

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

- Aldous Huxley

Talking About

My dad could be beyond brilliant but totally introverted. If we're talking about computers, he's on. Otherwise, he's a total recluse - he stays in the house and won't leave, and I'm like that. If I'm not working, I'm locked up in my room.

- Alessandra Torresani

Happy My Life

The only dream I have in my life is to be a little piece of my dad, because he was really happy.

- Alessandro Michele

Born Both My Parents

Both my parents are Italian. My mom was born and raised in Italy. My dad was born in Canada, but then they moved to Italy.

- Alessia Cara

Queen Big

As a kid, my parents would always listen to a lot of Beatles, Queen, Elvis. My mom was born and raised in Italy, and my dad was born in Canada and moved back and forth between Canada and Italy, so they would also listen to all the big Italian stars like Eros Ramazzotti, Gigi D'Alessio, Tiziano Ferro, Laura Pausini.

- Alessia Cara

Kid Rink

When I was a kid, I played sports a lot. My mom and dad were divorced, but I hung out in the neighborhood a lot, and it was all about sports. I would be out all day on the sand lot or on the hockey rink. My dad would take me to baseball games, but he worked so hard, and he would always fall asleep.

- Alex Gibney

Game Been

My dad has been to every soccer game that I've played in, both at the amateur level and at the professional level, and he always had great things to say whether we won or we lost, whether I felt great or not so great.

- Alex Morgan

Feel Maybe

I rarely felt or noticed any real divide between girls and boys when I was growing up. Maybe it was because I was so involved in sports and competed with the boys. Maybe it was my mom and dad, who constantly instilled confidence in me and never made me feel as though there were boy activities and girl activities.

- Alex Morgan

Love Role

My dad's one of my biggest heroes. I also think Paul Newman's an inspiration. I know a lot of people say that, but I love that he's a great role model and a humanitarian. I admire people who don't necessarily want to change the world, but try to make it a better environment.

- Alex Pettyfer

Love Making

My girls are great at making fun of Dad. They're never impressed with anything I do. I love that. I hope that never changes.

- Alex Rodriguez

Bowl Cut

My dad cut my hair once - I wanted a bob and he gave me a bowl cut. That was a tough few years.

- Alexa Chung

Art Had

My art teacher told me I'd be suited to graphic design, but I just couldn't, because it was what my dad had done.

- Alexa Chung

I Think Very

I grew up in a very visual household. My dad is a designer; my sister is a designer. My brother is an amazing architect who does music. But I think in the Chung household, how things looked was an important part of who you are.

- Alexa Chung

Chaos Always

It was always chaos with Mom, Dad, uncles, you know; we all lived in the same building. Dinner parties with 25 people every night.

- Alexander Skarsgard

Birthday Mum

We have a host of English teachers in the family. My mum is an English teacher, and so are my dad, my aunt and my uncle. I have grown up with family writing competitions, and I can't remember a birthday or Christmas present that didn't include books.

- Alexandra Adornetto

Weekend Figures

From the time I was in first grade or so, my dad collected 'Star Wars' toy figures from the 1970s and '80s, and we'd take weekend family trips to antique shops and to toy stores. My father collected a crazy amount of 'Star Wars' stuff over the years, and he and I traveled to many conventions.

- Alexandra Bracken

Bakery Owned

My dad's an architect and my mom owned a French bakery for twelve years.

- Alison Lohman

Professional Trial

I knew I wanted to be a professional triathlete, but I didn't know it was possible until I won the junior champs. My dad said I should give Cambridge a go to see if I could do both, but it was only ever a trial.

- Alistair Brownlee

Other Irrelevant

I loved Dad more for treating the biological reality as trivial, irrelevant. He loved me no less than his other three children.

- Allegra Huston

Work Values

My off-the-field heroes, the people who gave me the values to live by and who inspired me with their hard work and unselfish dedication to their family, were my mom, Catherine, and my dad, William.

- Allan Ray

Think Famous

Because Dad was famous, I was so used to being identified as 'John Huston's daughter' that I couldn't think of myself as anyone else.

- Allegra Huston

Big Could

I wasn't a fan of the Sixers. My dad was a big Mo Cheeks fan, and he wanted me to be drafted by the Sixers. My thing was, if that could make my dad happy, then that would make me happy, you know what I mean?

- Allen Iverson

Now Just

I'm just a regular 24/7 dad now.

- Allen Iverson

Grow I Remember

I remember running up to my dad and saying, 'I want to be an actor when I grow up!' And him saying, 'Yeah, well we'll talk about it.'

- Allen Leech

Explain Before

I told my parents I wanted to be an actress years before I wrapped my head around what my dad did for a living. It's not easy to explain the job of the television journalist, especially when a lot of my friends' dads had jobs that were a lot easier to explain, like a lawyer, a banker or a doctor.

- Allison Williams

Own Part

It took years and a lot of diligence on my part. But I've formed my own thing, and now I get people who are surprised to find out he's my dad. I dreamed that would happen, and it has: I'm no longer introduced to people as Brian Williams' daughter.

- Allison Williams

Advice Before

I always consult my father before I take on a project. Not just me - even my brother goes to Dad and speaks to him of his business ideas. Dad has an amazing business acumen, and it would be foolish not to take his advice. Plus, he's our dad at the end of the day, and he would want to see us succeed. He always gives us the best advice.

- Allu Arjun

Always Very

Dad never interferes in our personal matters. He is a very candid person and knows where to draw the line. He is always there for all of us in the family.

- Allu Arjun

Through About

From the moment my dad died, from the moment I found out there was the possibility of his dying, there were many surprises - years after, minutes after. The moments I was okay were as surprising as the ones that I wasn't. Making it through the eulogy without losing it. And then the guilt I felt about it. Surprise!

- Alysia Reiner

Sports Going

I enjoy going to the Y. I take all the fitness classes that my dad takes; that's sort of our bonding - anything athletic, anything sports related.

- Alyson Stoner

Gender Stereotypes

Despite the gender stereotypes in the '80s, my race-car-driving dad taught me that I could do whatever my brother could.

- Amanda de Cadenet

Year Mum

The first time my mum and dad went to the theatre was at my drama school in third year.

- Amanda Hale

Will Like

My dad, he is such a soft man. Even if he has these opinions about my boyfriends, he will be the sweetest guy. He will make you feel like you're fascinating and awesome, even if he doesn't like you that much.

- Amanda Seyfried

Boston Imagined

Dad has worked as a banker at the same firm in Boston, living in the same suburban neighborhood for over 50 years. Later in life, when I got out of graduate school and imagined myself living the life of a writer like Hemingway or Kerouac, his practical self inevitably encouraged me to get a steady a job and raise a family, just like he did.

- Amor Towles

Pizza Singer

My dad is a singer. He used to sing in nightclubs, or pizza joints.

- Amy Adams

Very I Remember

I was raised by extremely strict - but also extremely loving - Chinese immigrant parents, and I had the most wonderful childhood! I remember laughing constantly with my parents - my dad is a real character and very funny. I certainly did wish they allowed to me do more things!

- Amy Chua

Needs Fathers

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

- Amy Heckerling

Health Through

Dad's cancer experience included periods of relatively good health as well as bouts of hospitalisation as he coursed his way through a variety of different chemotherapy treatments.

- Amy Hoggart

Career Away

When my career first began, I didn't have children - so there's a whole lot of difference in the way I choose roles now. Not just films for my children, but how long I'm going to be away, and is Dad going to be home while I'm gone. That sort-of factor plays a part.

- Amy Irving

Having Cut

Thanks to having my dad travel with me, I don't feel quite cut off from my family.

- Amy Jackson

Seven Show

My dad did a radio show. I was on it when I was seven. So now you know that the showbiz bug bit me really early.

- Amy Jackson

Amazing Take

My dad likes to take the mickey out of me for saying everything is 'amazing.'

- Amy Nuttall

Me His

My dad gave me one of his kidneys.

- Amy Purdy

Strong Using

My dad gave me life twice. I thank him by using the strong body I now have.

- Amy Purdy

I Think Part

I think my dad would make an incredible president, and it would be great if he'd run again. But personally, for our family, part of me is glad that he didn't. We lost our mother recently, and we need to focus on ourselves.

- Alexandra Kerry

Always Own

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

New Edition

My dad used to tour playing guitar with New Edition.

- Algee Smith

Morning Cute

My dad is too cute. Every morning, he sends me one motivational quote. I have a folder full of all his quotes.

- Alia Bhatt

Fought Struggled

I grew up thinking that it's okay to be sad, angry, and express your emotions. I have also banged doors and fought, as I have seen my mom do that when she would fight with my dad. Everything that I've learnt is from them, so I've never struggled to express myself.

- Alia Bhatt

Had Weird Thing

I definitely had a weird thing of being attracted to older men. Never my family friends, never my dad's friends.

- Alia Shawkat

Always I Remember

My brother and my dad always used to shave their hair, and I remember thinking, 'Why can't I do the same?'

- Alice Dellal

Bus Oprah

You know what Oprah taught me? Unless you count as changing your life having a neighborhood dad say to you every morning at the school bus stop, 'You sure don't look as good as you did on 'Oprah!', being on 'Oprah' doesn't change your life.

- Alice Dreger

Mom About

Both my mom and my dad have always included me in intelligent conversations about people, about characters, about how people work. My dad and my mom still read all scripts that I find interesting. I send them an e-mail, and I'm like, 'Okay, I have my eye on this,' or whatever.

- Alicia Vikander

Voice Kid

My dad used to ignore me when I was a kid. He couldn't stand my voice, so he just used to ignore me, and then he'd impersonate me.

- Alison Goldfrapp