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Father

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Think More

I'm no where as tough as my father. I really think that I am more open to change than he was.

- A. J. Foyt

Need Accordingly

I am a friend when I need to be a friend, a father when I need to be a father, a musician when music calls. I switch roles accordingly.

- A. R. Rahman

Sometimes Instance

When I travel with my kids abroad, I am not myself, but I'm more a father who wants to protect them. Sometimes, I am even aggressive about certain things and get surprised seeing myself like that: for instance, when people want to take pictures of them. I am fine if they want to take my pictures, but they are not public property.

- A. R. Rahman

Career Some

My mother insisted that I pursue music. I rented out my father's musical equipment and earned some money. As a child, I wasn't sure about a career goal, but I was always fascinated by electronic gadgets, specially musical equipment.

- A. R. Rahman

Chance Have Fun

There's parts of it that I connect to - being a father and everything - but 'Mamma Mia!' allows me to go out there and be me and have fun. I've never really had the chance to do that with so much freedom.

- Aaron Lazar

Religion Raised

I was raised Catholic, but my father's people were Methodist, so we went to both churches.

- Aaron Neville

Southern Minister

My father's a Southern Baptist minister. I wasn't lighting cars on fire; I just wasn't.

- Aaron Paul

Voice Hands

Don't try to guess what it is people want and give it to them. Don't ask for a show of hands. Try your best to write what you like, what you think your friends would like and what you think your father would like and then cross your fingers... The most valuable thing you have is your own voice.

- Aaron Sorkin

Very Same Thing

By the grace of God, my parents were fantastic. We were a very normal family, and we have had a very middle-class Indian upbringing. We were never made to realise who we were or that my father and mother were huge stars - it was a very normal house, and I'd like my daughter to have the same thing.

- Abhishek Bachchan

Why Vanity Fair

My father loved biographies. He loved the true tales of interesting people that were shaping our culture. I get why he dug 'Vanity Fair.' You feel smarter, somehow, for reading it.

- Abigail Spencer

Becoming Having

Marriage is a school itself. Also, having children. Becoming a father changed my whole life. It taught me as if by revelation.

- Abraham Maslow

Pretty Like

My mother pretty much raised me to be a free spirit. Anything my father would say, she would tell me, 'No, it's like this.'

- Action Bronson

Queen Bands

I got a lot of influence from my father, honestly. He'd take me in his car. I'd hear Carlos Santana. I'd hear Queen. I'd hear all these Turkish people, like, bands that he grew up listening to. He was in a band as well.

- Action Bronson

Born Poland

My parents were Zionists born in Poland. My father was a rabbi who didn't know much about science and ran a grocery store in the neighborhood with my mother's help.

- Ada Yonath

Balcony Another

Once, when I tried to calculate the height of the balcony, I broke my arm. Another time, I wanted to see if water moves faster than kerosene. When my father came out to smoke, a fire broke out.

- Ada Yonath

Thought Kid

Growing up as a kid my father was British and a soccer player. His idol was a guy that passed the ball a lot, Stanley Matthews. Our family thought if you could be unselfish your teammates would always like you.

- Adam Oates

Myself After

I have patterned myself after my father and God.

- Adam Petty

Perfect Some

My father wasn't perfect. He had a temper. I took some of that. He would snap, but the older he got, he started calming down. He learned about life, but the thing that he taught my whole family was that family was the most important thing and, no matter what, if a family member needs you, you go and help them out; you get there.

- Adam Sandler

Like Been

I've been called a moron since I was about four. My father called me a moron. My grandfather said I was a moron. And a lot of times when I'm driving, I hear I'm a moron. I like being a moron.

- Adam Sandler

Mom Secret

A little secret - I'm the child of a shrink. I am; my mom's a shrink, and my father's a lawyer. So believe me, I analyze and negotiate. That is a huge amount of the director's work, especially when you're working with people who - such a variety.

- Adam Shankman

About Mules

My grandfather and my father had wheat ranches, so we had quite a few trucks around and a lot of mules. Talk about horsepower - we had mule power.

- Adam West

Although Brought

Although my father is English, I was brought up in Australia.

- Adelaide Clemens

I Am Proud

I am blessed to be a proud father of a daughter.

- Adnan Sami

Love Promise

My love for my wife Roya is so intense that I gave up alcohol. My love for my father was so great that when he made me promise him that I'd lose weight, I did and lost 167 kg.!

- Adnan Sami

Tears I Remember

I remember my father playing a cassette for me when I was fifteen - Amjad Ali's 'Durga.' He said, 'This is from our part of the world. You must listen to it.' And I continued rewinding it and listening to it from early evening until midnight. By the end of it, I was nearly in tears.

- Adnan Sami

Including Provinces

While my mother is from Jammu, my father was originally from Afghanistan, as my grandfather was the governor of five provinces there, including Herat.

- Adnan Sami

Play Portugal

My father was a great admirer of music and the arts, so there was always a lot of culture in the house. As it happened, while my father was the ambassador in Portugal, the ambassador's residence had a piano, and so I started learning how to play it at the age of five.

- Adnan Sami

Education Qualified

My father was a great connoisseur of music and arts. He said, 'I will encourage you in anything you do, but make sure you get a solid education.' So, I studied in the finest schools and went on to become a qualified barrister but didn't take up law because my music was my area of interest.

- Adnan Sami

Parliament Got

I owed it to my father that I was elected to Parliament in the first place, but I owed it to my mother that I stuck it out once I got there.

- Agnes Macphail

I Remember About

My mother listened to all the news from the camp during the strike. She said little, especially when my father or the men who worked for him were about I remember her instinctive and unhesitating sympathy for the miners.

- Agnes Smedley

Liberation Turkey

My father was in Ataturk's closest group. They lived together during the War of Liberation in Turkey.

- Ahmet Ertegun

Work Might

My father would often work all night and sleep during the day, so for us, dinner might be pancakes, and breakfast might be beef stroganoff.

- Ahmet Zappa

Love Tell

I come from a family of storytellers. Growing up, my father would make up these stories about how he and my mother met and fell in love, and my mother would tell me these elaborately visual stories of growing up as a kid in New York, and I was always so enrapt.

- Aja Naomi King

Chairman Also

I respect my father as a father, but I also respect him as an honorable chairman.

- Akio Toyoda

Work Own

My father used to see God in human beings and in his work. Each person has his own way.

- Akkineni Nagarjuna

Training College

I joined Khalsa College just opposite Don Bosco in class XI, but soon I quit studies and was sent to Bangkok by my father to learn martial arts, as that is the only place we could afford given that I would also work there to support my training.

- Akshay Kumar

Made Could

My father made false teeth. Unfortunately, during the Depression, not many people could afford them, and my parents lost their home.

- Al Feldstein

Became James

James Brown became my father. He would talk to me the way a father talked to a son. He became the father I never had.

- Al Sharpton

Being Entertainers

I've gone from, you know, being too close to politicians, to being too close to entertainers, and people's father that I'm not.

- Al Sharpton

Living Which

As my father used to tell me, the only true sign of success in life is being able to do for a living that which makes you happy.

- Al Yankovic

Book Dave

Anyone who was tempted to draw comparisons between my father's 'Dave Robicheaux' series and my first book quickly gave up.

- Alafair Burke

Like Richard

When I see someone like Richard Dawkins, I see my father. I grew up with that. I'm basically the child of Richard Dawkins.

- Alain de Botton

Going Nine

I was told by my father nine times a day that you were going to get a job the minute you finish your studies.

- Alain de Botton

Collection Which

I have my granddad's record collection, which I treasure, and my father's - Rolling Stones to Sidney Bechet.

- Alaina Huffman

Six Before

My mother didn't try to stab my father until I was six, but she must have shown signs of oddness before that.

- Alan Alda

Sometimes Handsome

My father sang well, and he was a handsome man. When he walked down the street, people sometimes mistook him for Cary Grant and asked for his autograph.

- Alan Alda

Singing Like

My father was a painter. There was a lot of singing. We hung around with a lot of folk musicians. My family knew a lot of great folk musicians of the time, like Woody Guthrie, Paul Robeson, Leadbelly. They were all people we knew.

- Alan Arkin

Hands Rather

We were all miners in our family. My father was a miner. My mother is a miner. These are miner's hands, but we were all artists, I suppose, really. But I was the first one who had the urge to express myself on paper rather than at the coalface.

- Alan Bennett

Thought Brothers

My father was the youngest of six brothers, and he was the brains. I never thought he was making what he should have. He had to split it with five brothers. So I made up my mind: I was going to go on my own and make my own money.

- Alan C. Greenberg

Been Allowed

It's not easy being a father, but I've been allowed a comeback.

- Alan King

Parent Better

As a parent, I'd - I'd be a better father.

- Alan King

Here Leave

My father helped me leave. He said, 'It's all out there, it's not here.'

- Alan King

Rather Alan

I'd rather be David Ladd's father than Alan Ladd any day.

- Alan Ladd

Mother Garment

My mother was a housewife. My father was a garment worker.

- Alan Sugar

Goods Dad

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

Young Though

My roots were in acting. That's all I wanted to be. Even though my father was a radio comedian, it wasn't cool to say, at a young age, 'I want to be a comedian.'

- Albert Brooks

Young Though

Even though my father was a radio comedian, it wasn't cool to say, at a young age, 'I want to be a comedian.'

- Albert Brooks

Me Very

I had a very hard father. I had two sisters. He was soft on them and hard on me.

- Albert Gubay

Want Broke

My father would chaperone at high-school dances, and the toughest guy in the high school used to want to fight my father. My father broke his hand on a guy's head once in school.

- Alec Baldwin

Cry Died

When my father died, I did not cry. When my cat died three days later, I cried a lot.

- Alejandro Jodorowsky

Death Old

My father was an atheist, absent. He was a salesman; I was four years old when he told me that the end of life was death.

- Alejandro Jodorowsky

Wear Marked

I grew up with a father who didn't wear a watch, and this has permanently marked my relationship with time.

- Alessandro Michele

Generation Waitress

When my parents met, my mother was a waitress and my father was a dockyard worker. They were part of that post-war better-yourself generation, so they both went to night school.

- Alison Owen

Small Luckiest

The luckiest person in the world is somebody who is born into a small, shabby-genteel town on a major railway connection with 24,000 souls and a bird sanctuary and whose grandfather owns a farm and whose father owns a business -whose family is mildly prosperous but not rich, which means you can leave the town.

- Allan Gurganus

Life Mentor

The more consistent a father can be or a mentor can be in the person's life and teach them principles of real solid manhood, character, integrity and leadership, the more consistent you can be in the person's life and teach them those things at a younger age, and then the better off they'll be.

- Allan Houston

Fundamentals Seven

Seven years ago, my father and I realized that our relationship was extremely unique, especially in the African-American community. He raised me to not only understand the fundamentals of basketball and to try to be a player with a high basketball IQ, but he wanted me to understand that my image and my name meant more than stats.

- Allan Houston

Lose Terrified

When I was 12 and met my real father for the first time, I was terrified I would lose the one I already had.

- Allegra Huston

Fact Jackson

The great thing that I appreciate - the fact that my godfather, William 'Sticky' Jackson, was a Tuskegee Airman because my father was first born in Ozark, Alabama. The sacrifices and the commitment of those men made it possible for myself and many others.

- Allen West

Happy Release

After the release of my first film 'Gangothri,' my father was so happy that he surprised me by buying me a swanky high-end car.

- Allu Arjun

Big Both My Parents

My father was always playing this ethnic blues stuff around the house, and both my parents played. Then one day my father brought home Big Bill Broonzy, and there he was sitting in our living room playing, and blues was in my heart from the time I was 12 years old.

- Alvin Lee

Generation Which

My father comes from a generation of film that actors my age don't even know about, which is really sad.

- Amber Tamblyn

Imagination Doubt

Doubt is the father of invention.

- Ambrose Bierce

Country Prominent

My father is a poet. He's a literary giant of this country - writes in Hindi - and also quite unique because he has a Ph.D. in English Literature. He taught at Harvard University, which is one of the most prominent universities in the country.

- Amitabh Bachchan

Civility Anybody

When I sat down to write 'Rules of Civility,' I didn't write it for anybody but myself. I wasn't trying to make my mark or make money. I wasn't anxious about feeding my kids or whether my father would be proud of me.

- Amor Towles

Kind Been

My father would have been spectacularly ill-suited to working for an institution of any kind, and I suspect that, to a lesser degree, that's true of me, too.

- Amy Bloom

Looking Back Why

For my senior prom, my father finally said I could go - as long as I was home by 9 P.M.! That was around the time that most people were heading out. When I was little I was so mad at them all the time. 'Why can't I do this?' 'Why are there so many rules?' But looking back now, my parents gave me the foundation to have so many choices in life.

- Amy Chua

Terminal Had

My father, Simon Hoggart, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in June 2010. By this point, it had spread to his spleen and metastasised in his lungs and so was pronounced terminal.

- Amy Hoggart

Behind Had

My mother left behind three daughters when she went to America and started a new life. I certainly felt abandoned when my father died of a brain tumour; I felt he had abandoned me to this terrible, volatile mother and I had no protection.

- Amy Tan

Birthday Use

My father was a shaman. He told me that time doesn't exist. He didn't use a clock. He didn't know when my birthday was.

- Alessandro Michele

College Had

I was 19 when my father died from a heart attack. He was a 55-year-old college professor and had led what was by all appearances a risk-free life. But he was overweight, and heart disease runs in our family.

- Alex Honnold

Doing Contract

I worked a long time to get good at what I'm doing, and nobody handed me a recording contract because of who my father is.

- Alexa Ray Joel

Alec Had

My father had the same name as me but he was known as Alec. He was a member of the House of Representatives.

- Alexander Downer

Movie Whole

I spent two months in Fredericksburg, Texas, when I was 8, while my father shot a movie, and I loved it. I just embraced the whole cowboy culture. I got myself a pair of awesome boots and a cowboy hat.

- Alexander Skarsgard

Media Him

His father is governor of Media, and though he has the greatest command given him of all the rest of my generals, he still covetously desires more, and my being without issue spurs him on to this wicked design. But Philotas takes wrong measures.

- Alexander the Great

Her Actually

To every little girl, her father is a hero. My father actually is one.

- Alexandra Kerry

Hero Her

To every little girl her father is a hero.

- Alexandra Kerry

Wealth Preacher

My grandfather was a Methodist preacher, and my father was an unsuccessful businessman. We didn't have status or wealth.

- Alexandra Stoddard

Away I Remember

I remember when my father passed away, we drove the funeral procession past the bank so he could say one last goodbye. That's how much the bank meant to my father.

- Alexi Giannoulias

Year Here

On my father's side, I'm descended from immigrants, one of whom was a Syrian refugee from the Armenian genocide, and my mother was an immigrant from Germany whose visa had expired and, for a year and change, was undocumented here in the U.S.

- Alexis Ohanian

Run Happen

I don't run democracy. I train troops to defend democracy and I happen to be their surrogate father and mother as well as their commanding general.

- Alfred M. Gray

Stupid Half

My father was a waiter basically, and when I got my first professional job as an actor, I left a job that he found me for half the amount of money. So anyone would think that they're stupid, that that would be a stupid move.

- Alfred Molina

Very Newark

My father is from Newark in Nottinghamshire and my mother is from the very north of Ireland. They've ended up in Scotland, where my father - well, both of them - will always be seen as having come from somewhere else.

- Ali Smith

I Remember Held

I know my father believed and my mother believed in and supported the suffrage movement, and I remember my mother taking me to suffrage meetings held in the home of a Quaker family that lived not far from us.

- Alice Paul

Feather Mum

When I was a child, I was always nicking my mum's jewellery to wear, and I loved to drape a massive Chinese shawl around me from our fancy-dress box. I was obsessed with a feather and rabbit-fur collar from the age of three and attempted to make one with my friend, whose father was a gamekeeper.

- Alice Temperley

Feels South

I grew up in the South under segregation. So, I know what terrorism feels like - when your father could be taken out in the middle of the night and lynched just because he didn't look like he was in an obeying frame of mind when a white person said something he must do. I mean, that's terrorism, too.

- Alice Walker

Feel I Remember

I remember looking at my daughter for the first time and wondering if that's the way my father looked at me. I could cry, because she's everything to me. I feel so blessed to be taught so much by her.

- Alicia Coppola

Mother African

I have my mother who is an Irish-Italian, and my father who is African, so I have the taste buds of an Italian and the spice of an African.

- Alicia Keys

Love Taste

I love my heritage! I have my mother, who is an Irish-Italian, and my father who is African, so I have the taste buds of an Italian and the spice of an African.

- Alicia Keys

Death Africa

My great-grandfather was a kola nut trader and the richest man in West Africa at the time of his death. My father was a businessman and politician. I was actually raised by my grandfather.

- Aliko Dangote

Book Mostly

But mostly, it's a book about my relationship with my father.

- Alison Bechdel