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Mum

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Grandchildren Dad

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

- Aaron Johnson

Love Singer

I was already in a band, and the teachers called my mum in and said: 'Abbey's so clever, it's a total waste if she follows her dream'. But I never wanted to do a job I didn't love, and I'd always wanted to be a model or an actress or a singer.

- Abbey Clancy

I Think Full Time

My mum had four kids on her own, so if I had one kid with one nanny and not a full-time job, it would be a joke. And I think the impossible happens when you leave your kids. I've seen so many nannies in the park on their phones, and the kids are running off.

- Abbey Clancy

Skin Before

My mum taught me to always make sure you protect your skin with SPF. I always make sure I put my St. Tropez SPF on my face every morning, no matter the weather, before I go out of the house.

- Abbey Clancy

Think I Think

I don't like feeling vulnerable. I think my mum and dad's divorce affected me more than I let on.

- Abbey Clancy

Like Anyone

I don't like being weak in front of my mum or anyone for that matter. I don't like crying.

- Abbey Clancy

Skin Younger

My mum used Avon Skin So Soft oil when I was younger. She would have a bath, and then the smell used to fill the whole house.

- Abbey Clancy

Dressing Like

I'm determined not to start dressing like I'm 45 years old now that I'm a mum.

- Abbey Clancy

New New South Wales

I'm one of five kids and we lived on a massive farm in New South Wales with my mum and dad.

- Abbie Cornish

Expression Very

My mum is an artist and very into creative expression and freedom.

- Abbie Cornish

Love Would

I would love to be a mum if I'm blessed to have children. My wife and I have those plans.

- Abby Wambach

Want Shower

I was so scared of the water when I was little. I used to grab onto Mum's hand to get out of the pool. I did not even want to shower.

- Adam Peaty

She Tries

Mum tries to make every race that she can.

- Adam Peaty

Birthday Famous

Mum loves me being famous! She is so excited and proud, as she had me so young and couldn't support me, so I am living her dream, it's sweeter for both of us. It's her 40th birthday soon and I'm going to buy her 40 presents.

- Adele

Young Still

When I was really young, my mum used to make my clothes - I hated that. I liked the way boys dressed - I still do. I wanted to wear what they wore.

- Alison Mosshart

Studying University

I did a term at Cambridge University studying medicine, so I could potentially have followed in Mum and Dad's footsteps and become a doctor.

- Alistair Brownlee

Want Been

I have never been insecure, ever, about how I look, about what I want to do with myself. My mum told me to only ever do things for myself, not for others.

- Adele

Rather Other

In five years' time I'd like to be a mum. I want to settle down and have a family, definitely sooner rather than later. I'd like to have finished my second album too, maybe even my third. I'd like a sound that sticks around that other people are inspired by and that people know is me.

- Adele

Art Big

My mum is a big collector of art.

- Agnes Obel

Work Before

I had a paper round and every night I would put the dinner on before Mum came home from work. I was capable because I had to be.

- Aimee Mullins

Doing Dad

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

She Sure

My father made sure of discipline, but my mum, she was serious business.

- Alek Wek

Dress Movie

My mum was obsessed with dress... so, in my house, there was always the obsession about aesthetics. She was obsessed with the idea that a beautiful movie is the one where you're so involved you won't go to the toilet during it, or you'll fall asleep with your make-up on after.

- Alessandro Michele

Birthday Dad

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

Brilliant Cares

My mum wouldn't do a film for money. She does it as a passion. That's why she's involved in things that are so brilliant. She really cares about what she does.

- Alfie Allen

Read Arthur

We went to Ibiza, and I was on Ritalin, and, for a kid who couldn't concentrate, I read a 200-page book on King Arthur, and my mum just hated it. She said it just wasn't me.

- Alfie Allen

More Concentrating

I did have a problem concentrating on anything for more than 10 seconds. I was one of the first kids in the U.K. to go on Ritalin, and my mum hated it, and I hated it.

- Alfie Allen

Independent Very

I deliberately went to boarding school. It was my choice. My mum was abroad and I wanted to wean myself off being dependent. It was a very important time for me to be able to create my own individual, independent life; just as a way of growing up.

- Alice Englert

Father Feather

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

Doing Sound Of Music

I started off when I was seven years old doing musicals. I was in 'Les Miserables' and 'The Sound of Music,' and my mum's an actress. My parents divorced when I was young, and when she couldn't find a babysitter, I was in the wings, sleeping.

- Alicia Vikander

Young Very

I was bribed into starting swimming with the promise of sweets and by being told that you can win medals. My mum had given me a bag of medals which she had won when she was young, so the idea of winning medals was very exciting.

- Alistair Brownlee

Young TV

When I was young, I used to tell my mum that she had to get me on the TV, but then modelling just sort of happened.

- Alyssa Sutherland

Year Dad

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

- Amanda Hale

Streets Been

My dad came over from Ireland when he was 13 and lived on the streets, working on building sites, and has just retired from his job delivering furniture for John Lewis. My mum has had the same job for 30 years as a sales assistant at Marks and Spencer. They've always been really great; they just want me to be happy.

- Amanda Hale

Big Pets

My mum loves cats so I took her to see the lion cubs which at about a year old are actually quite big. She wasn't scared at all and went straight over and kissed one on the mouth! She thought they were just like her pets at home.

- Amanda Holden

Classics Keeping

My mum is great for keeping hold of old classics - pieces of clothing that never age and never go out of fashion.

- Amber Le Bon

Hold Out

My mum is great for keeping hold of old classics - pieces of clothing that never age and never go out of fashion. She also says, 'Make sure you always smile - it makes everything look better!'

- Amber Le Bon

Year New

When it comes to the New Year, I make it a point to catch my mum and dad awake before the clock strikes 12. Then, I celebrate the night with friends.

- Amy Jackson

Hair Either

My mum is really fair and has blonde hair, and my dad is not dark, either.

- Amy Jackson

Want Having

I definitely want to be a mum. Lots of my friends are having babies, but I don't know quite when to do it. My mum says, 'There's never a right time; you've just got to get on with it'.

- Amy Nuttall

Normal Need

I'm not an interior designer - I'm a normal working mum who wants her house to look good and doesn't need a man to do it for her.

- Andrea McLean

Imagination Likely

I deeply adored my mum. She was an extraordinary person, even for the prejudice I'm likely to have. She was beautiful, amusing, a tremendous elaborator of things into comic proportions and extravagant in her imagination.

- Andrew Motion

Yes Answered

When I was about eight, I asked my mother if it was true that God knows everything about you. When she answered yes, I said, 'Then there's no hope for me, Mum.'

- Andrew Sullivan

Good Allow

I don't want a flashy car, just something that would allow me to stop using the Tube. And it would be good not to have to rely on my mum all the time, particularly when I have to listen to her singing in her car.

- Andy Murray

I Wish Big

I don't want to be a great executive without being a great mum and a great wife. I don't want to look back and say I wish I had done things differently. 'Balance' is a really big word for me.

- Angela Ahrendts

Chief Executive

I don't want to be a great chief executive without being a great mum and a great wife.

- Angela Ahrendts

Love Been

I love Weleda Skin Food and Avene's Moisture Mask, especially if I've been travelling. Weleda also makes great deodorants and body oils - my mum introduced me to them long ago.

- Anna Ewers

Love Dad

My dad never decided what he wanted to do; at times he fought in the army, was a teacher, a boxer, a light engineer, and a then a publican. My mum was a traditional housewife and mother. They showed my brother and I unconditional love.

- Anthony Browne

Dancing Allowed

Because we had no money when I was growing up, when I started dancing, I wasn't allowed to be frivolous - my mum made me go to every lesson because she was paying for it.

- Anton du Beke

City Dad

My mum was a dancer when she was a kid. Then my parents met and eventually had an art gallery; my dad taught himself how to frame pictures, and then he was a curator at an art gallery in the city I'm from. I'm an only child.

- Ari Millen

Over Brilliant

When I was young, my mum was part of a brilliant puppet theatre that toured all over the world.

- Arthur Darvill

Been I Remember

I have just been working with Maggie Gyllenhaal, who is also a mum, on a movie called 'Hysteria.' She is everywhere because of the nature of film work. Not that I'm name dropping or anything like that. I have to pinch myself when I remember who I've been working with.

- Ashley Jensen

Obviously Full Time

I take my hat off to mums who have lots of kids. Anyone that says being a mum isn't a full-time job has obviously never had any.

- Ashley Jensen

Parent Though

My mum Margaret was a single parent, but though life was a bit of a struggle she gave me every encouragement.

- Ashley Jensen

Very Dad

When we used to go to the car-wash where people would wipe the windows, my dad would go out and help them and then tip them as well, so I learned my empathy from my dad, and my mum is very empathetic too, but in a very stern way; she will always check my ego.

- Charlie Puth

Actress Been

My dad was an actor and a writer; my mum was a drama teacher. My grandma was an actress. My aunt is an actress. My granddad was a cameraman. They would've been surprised if I wanted to be a dentist or something like that.

- Charlie Rowe

Like Old

When I was eight years old, I asked my mum, 'Mum, can I do two jobs?' And she was like, 'Absolutely!' 'Cause I'd like to act for 15 years and then direct for 15 years.'

- Charlie Rowe

Always Took

My mum used to ride, and when she was mucking out, I always wanted to sit on a horse. And if she took me off, I'd scream my head off.

- Charlotte Dujardin

Prove Dad

I wanted to be something and prove to girls in high school, and to my mum and dad, that I could be really... spectacular.

- Charlotte McKinney

Dancing TV

My mum - and my granny and I - would close the curtains, turn on the TV and snuggle up and watch 'Come Dancing.' It was actually my granny who was the biggest fan; she loved the show, and she passed on her passion for it to me. I loved the dancing but also the frocks and the glamour.

- Cherie Lunghi

Television Very

I grew up in a very political household. My mum used to shout at the television. At Mrs. Thatcher.

- Cherie Lunghi

Been Very

I grew up in Edinburgh, but my dad's from Glasgow, and my mum's from Chingford in Essex, and I spent time in Ireland, too, so I was always somebody who absorbed accents. I would come back from visits, very much to the annoyance of friends and family, with an accent based on where I'd been.

- Chloe Pirrie

Side Other

My mum's advice is never to whine to my friends, so they never see the other side of me. I save all my problems for my mother.

- Chloe Sevigny

Shy Painfully

I was painfully shy, so my aunt suggested to my mum that me and my brother go to Stage 84, a performing arts school in Yorkshire. I've probably romanticised it in my head, but I seem to remember that in the space of an hour's drama workshop, I was transformed. I went in really shy, and I came out full of confidence.

- Christian Cooke

Dad Mum And Dad

I know exactly where I've come from, I know exactly who my mum and dad are.

- Christopher Eccleston

Love Bed

I love home, any home really - my mum's, and of course my own. I love eating food there and chilling in bed with a cup of tea.

- Claire Foy

Very Putting

I had a grungy period and looked like a tramp for a very long time - my mum really hated it! I destroyed her entire '70s wardrobe by putting studs into everything - I thought I was really cool. But it's good to experiment - I even had dreadlocks at one point.

- Clemence Poesy

Voice Which

If an artist knows you have respect for their talent - which I have to feel to my core, to sign them - they know that you're in their corner. That doesn't mean you have to be 'mum' on everything; it doesn't mean you can't raise your voice.

- Clive Davis

Happy Been

I liked 'Z Cars' - just hearing the music got me going! 'Coronation Street' was massive in our house. My mum used to say Ena Sharples reminded her of Gran, which she wouldn't have been happy to hear!

- Colin Salmon

Cold I Remember

When I was 13, I remember crying on my mum's shoulder when my first girlfriend dumped me via MSN Messenger. That was cold.

- Conor Maynard

Like Perfectly

My dad is the first to say that Mum deals with the mortgage payments, the bills, the rota, things like that, while my dad is the emotional one who keeps the home together. He's the nurturer, but together, they work perfectly.

- Cush Jumbo

Weekend Dad

I was really into old musicals. When I was seven or eight, my mum and dad would be like, 'How does she know who Ginger Rogers is?' Then, one weekend, Josephine Baker popped up in a French film called 'Zouzou,' and I was so stunned because she looked like me.

- Cush Jumbo

Old TV

My mum didn't really let me watch TV until I was about 5 years old.

- Dacre Montgomery

Other Unless

I don't let other people tell me what to do. Well, unless it's my mum.

- Dakota Blue Richards

Brought Could

My Mum brought me up to believe that if you look after the pennies then the pounds look after themselves, and I could never do it.

- Damien Hirst

Freckles German

On my mother's side, I'm English, so that's where the freckles come from. On my father's side, I'm German, and he has the fantastic olive hues... I was given mum's skin, whereas my brothers and sisters were given my dad's skin. I do tan up quite well, but it takes me a bit longer.

- Dan Feuerriegel

Tell Dad

My mum is, like, my biggest fan, and she's the one who will basically do all the publicity for me back home... She'll constantly be talking to me saying, 'Dan, what's going on? We've heard this. Tell us about it! Dad wants to know!' And so I'll give them as much information as I can, and Mom and Dad are both my biggest fans.

- Dan Feuerriegel

My Life Big

I hope I'm going to act for the rest of my life. What scares me is that if I get a big head, my mum said she would take me out of the business instantly - and if you knew my mum, she would do it!

- Daniel Logan

Supportive However

My mum and dad were incredibly supportive - although I suspect my dad would have preferred me to go the university route. However, I know they were extremely proud when I won the 2011 BAFTA Best Actor for playing comedian Eric Morecambe in 'Eric and Ernie.'

- Daniel Rigby

Still Dad

My dad's in banking, my mum manages the American branch of a Swiss vitamin company; they're really busy, but they still come to all my premieres.

- Danielle de Niese

About Part

Kylie and I were both taking piano lessons at the time and didn't think of acting. A friend rang mum up and said, 'How about bringing Kylie and Danielle in because they might be right for the part?'

- Dannii Minogue

Small Been

Mum, who had been a dancer with a small ballet company before she got married, was full of encouragement. She didn't say, 'This is really good, you should do this', She just encouraged us to do whatever we liked.

- Dannii Minogue

Younger Could

They had asked for me because they wanted a younger girl, but Mum asked if she could bring Kylie along because she didn't want there to be any jealously.

- Dannii Minogue

Labourer Dad

My dad was a labourer and my mum had exactly the same job as Noel Gallagher's mum - she was a dinner lady at our local school. Everyone comes over from Ireland and they get the same jobs.

- Danny Boyle

I Remember Real People

I used to watch 'Cagney & Lacey' with my mum back in the day. I can't remember any of their storylines, but I remember really knowing these two friends like I would know real people.

- Darren Boyd

Big I Remember

I remember seeing 'Aladdin' when I was five or six and loving it. I looked at the big screen and said to my mum, 'Whatever this Genie guy does, I want to do.' Mum said I couldn't be a genie, but that Robin Williams, who did the voice-over in the film, was an actor. So I said, 'OK, then, I want to be an actor.'

- Darren Criss

Lucky Read

I was lucky because my mum was a teacher and showed me how to read and write. But most importantly, she encouraged me to use my imagination.

- Darren Shan

Chaos Very

But while mum and dad were incredibly caring, it was also a very chaotic household where everyone fought about everything. So I know what it's like to internalize all that chaos.

- Dave Eggers

Artist Factory

My mum was one of those people who really wasn't allowed to be an artist, because she worked in a factory and she came from the war and all that stuff. She really has an artist's soul.

- David LaChapelle

Saturday I Remember

My memories are of my dad taking me to football on Saturday mornings, and my mum taking me swimming. Those are the things I remember from my childhood, not sitting around the table debating capitalism and the profit squeeze.

- David Miliband

Away Other

I owe my mum a sense of family. She has kept our family together. I have two brothers and a sister, and they all live a stone's throw away from each other in Liverpool.

- David Morrissey

About Kept

So for years I kept mum about my passion for needle arts.

- Deborah Norville

Play Hang

My kids don't slow down, but they like to hang just with us, with mum and dad. They play with us and we play, too.

- Deborra-Lee Furness

Education Other

The kids think we're wacky. Mum and Dad are in showbiz - they don't know any other way. They've grown up travelling all over the world and are getting a worldly education. My son is 12 and he can speak eloquently on religions and cultures.

- Deborra-Lee Furness

Some Very

My mum is bright, ambitious, well read, political and very bolshie: when my dad was conscripted into the Army and posted to Libya, she convinced some general to let her go with him. I don't know how she managed it.

- Jo Brand

Reason Some

My mum taught me to knit when I was a child, and I turn to it, for some weird reason, when I'm feeling depressed.

- Jo Brand

Asking Half

My mum said she remembers me asking her if she'd take me to ballet lessons when I was about two and a half. She said I could barely speak, and yet was asking for ballet lessons.

- Joanne Froggatt

Horror Which

And I used to buy 'Fangoria,' the horror magazine, which made my mum wonder if I was going to be a serial killer.

- Joe Cornish

Very Dad

I get on all right with my parents. But I don't see them very much. They split up when I was eight. I stayed with my mum, but I felt it was a bit soft with her. I could do whatever I liked, and I wasn't getting nowhere, so I went to stay with my dad.

- Joe Strummer

Think More

Men and women have different ideas of what constitutes tidiness. I tend to think it's about things being clean, but my mum and girlfriend are more about how things look.

- Joe Thomas