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Parent

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Love Big

I love being a father. It's one of my big jobs is just being a parent. It's one of my favorite things I do.

- Aaron Taylor-Johnson

Over Muslim

The Muslim Brotherhood is the parent organization of extreme ideology. They are the godfather of all terrorist organizations. They spread it all over the world.

- Abdel Fattah al-Sisi

Love Doing

It was never the fame or fortune that drove me to act. It was something I love and enjoy doing it. A lot of people identify who they are by what they do and that's not me. It's what I do but not who I am. Who I am is a parent. I'm a family man.

- Adam Baldwin

Church About

When my kids were growing up, I wanted their teachers to teach them science, reading, math and history. I also wanted them to care about my kids. But I did not want my children's public school teachers teaching them religion. That was my job as a parent and the job of our church, Sunday school, and youth group.

- Adam Hamilton

Think Still

I think there's a lot of anxiety about being seen as a bad parent. There's still a lot of subjects that I think people aren't entirely comfortable being honest about.

- Adam Mansbach

Very Appropriate

Ultimately, very few people parent their kids in ways that strike anybody else as reasoned, appropriate or sane.

- Adam Mansbach

Own Critical

When it comes right down to it, developing a critical sensibility about parenting isn't really about disapproval; it's about honing your own sensibilities, figuring out how you want to parent.

- Adam Mansbach

Bad Mood Lot

Now that I'm a parent, I understand why my father was in a bad mood a lot.

- Adam Sandler

Bad Other

When you're around the kids, you feel like you act the most grown up just because you're supposed to lead. I say things, like every other parent, that reminds you of your own parents. One thing I do know about being a parent, you understand why your father was in a bad mood a lot.

- Adam Sandler

Your I Remember

I remember, the first time I played a parent was - I did a guest spot on 'Veronica Mars,' and they were like, 'OK, and this is your daughter,' and there's this little girl standing there. And I remember thinking, 'OK, this is weird... I guess I'm old enough to have a daughter.'

- Adam Scott

Mother Better

I really believe that I've been a better parent from being a working mother.

- Adena Friedman

Act Like

For the impious act begets more after it, like to the parent stock.

- Aeschylus

Been Brought

Aishwarya, my parent's daughter, has been brought up with enough values inculcated where I will use my discretion in my choices. At the same time, I recognize I am an actor, I am an artist, and if I feel the need to be liberated and do the kind of work I need to do, I will.

- Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Reveal Been

Parents don't reveal how often they have bitten their tongue, fought back the tears, or been too tired to take off their clothes after a day of childcare. The parent loves, but they do not expect the favour to be returned in any significant way.

- Alain de Botton

Single Prohibited

I was a single parent, and I was prohibited from working.

- Alison Moyet

Young Patriotic

As a parent with young children, I would always find little things that bothered me when I was reading bedtime stories or watching shows or listening to children's music. I couldn't find any stories, games or television shows that were fun and exciting while also being morally instructive and patriotic.

- Allen Covert

Wanting Imagine

Being older, I can't imagine a parent not wanting to be in their kid's life. I will just never understand it. To me, it's priceless.

- Allen Iverson

Love Wait

I have no regrets about not having children. I still wait for the pang of guilt, but I have none. I tune into the television show 'Nanny 911' occasionally which reminds me how much patience and love it take to be a good parent.

- Amanda Donohoe

Love Give

Sometimes as a parent, you have to give your child that doesn't do his or her chores some tough love and withhold the allowance.

- Ami Bera

Study Firmly

With demands for special education or standardized test prep being shouted in their ears, public schools can't always hear a parent when he says: 'I want my child to be able to write contracts in Spanish,' or, 'I want my child to shake hands firmly,' or, 'I want my child to study statistics and accounting, not calculus.'

- Amity Shlaes

Love May

Parent and child may both love, but - unbeknown to the child - each party is on a different end of the axis. This is why, in adulthood, when we first long for 'love', what we mean is that we want to 'be loved' as we were once loved by a parent.

- Alain de Botton

Very Distress

Parents become very good at not hearing the explicit words and listening instead to what the child means but doesn't yet know how to say: 'I'm lonely, in pain, frightened' - distress which then unfairly comes out as an attack on the safest, kindest, most reliable thing in the child's world: the parent.

- Alain de Botton

Seven Keys

When I was 12, I forgot the keys to my parent's apartment. So I simply climbed up seven floors to get in.

- Alain Robert

Father Better

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

- Alan King

Becoming Inquire

I believe employment regulations for women, whereby the prospective employer is not able to inquire about the interviewee's status regarding children, childcare, or indeed their intention of becoming a parent, are counterproductive.

- Alan Sugar

I Think Reach

I'd say we do reach somewhat of a younger audience, but I think for the most part that younger audience is picking our music up from a brother or sister or even parent, who is turning them onto the band.

- Alex Lifeson

Agreement Having

Having a child is not like taking a spouse; there is no mutual agreement entered into. It is up the parent to make the commitment.

- Alice Dreger

Wear Politically

Being a parent of a boy who wants to wear sparkles and grow his hair long - especially when you don't know where it's all going to go - it's hard stuff. I'm not being politically incorrect in acknowledging that, am I?

- Alice Dreger

Work Work Hard

We all work hard to understand the dynamic relationship we have with a parent.

- Alice Sebold

Been Touched

My father died of brain cancer in 1991. I do not know anyone whose life has not been touched by the loss of a loved one to cancer. I wrote my book 'Gracefully Gone' about my father's fight and my struggle growing up with an ill parent. I wrote it to help others know they are not alone in this all-too-often insurmountable war against cancer.

- Alicia Coppola

Other Very

Two children of same cruel parent look at one another and see in each other the image of the cruel parent or the image of their past oppressor. This is very much the case between Jew and Arab: It's a conflict between two victims.

- Amos Oz

Think I Think

I think if you're a 'tiger parent' early on, you don't need to be a 'helicopter parent' in high school.

- Amy Chua

Voice Raising

My children grew up with one Western parent. My husband doesn't believe in raising his voice with the kids and we don't spank. They were really raised in a half-Asian family.

- Amy Chua

Your Child Kind

Don't assume your child is weak. If you, the parent, assume that they can't take anymore, what kind of signal are you sending them?

- Amy Chua

Excellent Like

What the Chinese parent is conveying to the child is not that 'you've got to get A's or else I won't like you.' On the contrary, it's, 'I believe in you so much, I know that you can be excellent.'

- Amy Chua

Door Using

There are certain things you learn to do as a parent - using every single part of your body because you're multitasking all the time. You're holding the baby and you're closing the door with your left foot.

- Amy Ryan

Important Very

It's very important, once you are a parent, that you educate your kid day by day.

- Ana Tijoux

Years Around

When you lose a parent at ten years old, the world seems like a much scarier place. It makes complete sense to me that I took survival courses when I was a teenager and started going to war zones as a reporter. I didn't ever want to be taken advantage of, and I wanted to be able to take care of those around me.

- Anderson Cooper

My Life Almost

My mom had struggles. My dad had struggles. He raised me as a single parent. I rebelled and almost quit amateur boxing, but my faith in God had a lot to do with me slowly getting my life together.

- Andre Ward

Who Resort

It is the uninvolved parent who has to resort to strictness.

- Andrea Bocelli

Responsibility

My No. 1 responsibility when I'm not slaying zombies is being a parent.

- Andrew Lincoln

Changes Feel

I feel like if you told me I would be having a son, I would be like, 'Yeah, I'm gonna be a parent - I get that.' But when the doctor was like, 'You're gonna have a girl,' I was like, 'What? Who am I?' It's the craziest piece of information that changes who you are. It's sweet.

- Andy Grammer

Anxiety Which

Anxiety is the beginning of conscience, which is the parent of the soul but is not compatible with innocence.

- Angela Carter

Amazing Being

Being a parent is amazing.

- Angela Kinsey

Changes Your

Like every parent, when you start your family, your life completely changes. And you completely live for someone else. I find that the most extraordinary thing. Your life is handed over to someone else. From that moment on, they come first in every choice you make. It's the most wonderful thing.

- Angelina Jolie

Think Drop

I think that what happens when you lose a parent, where you lose - you drop into a different kind of serious.

- Angelina Jolie

Denial Been

Being a parent has taught me a lot of things already, you know, though it's only been a year and half, and has made me address parts of myself that I would otherwise live in comfortable denial of, or you know and - you know, for instance, my self-loathing.

- Ani DiFranco

Love Gift

I agree that a love of reading is a great gift for a parent to pass on to his or her child.

- Ann Brashares

Die I Remember

If watching your child die is a parent's worst nightmare, imagine having to tell your other child that his sister is dead... Although I am certain that he cried, that we all cried, what I remember more is how we collapsed into each other, as if the weight of our loss literally crushed us.

- Ann Hood

Very Reasons

Mental health is an area where people are embarrassed. They don't want to talk about it because somehow they feel they're a failure as a parent or, you know, they're embarrassed for their child or they want to protect their child, lots of very good reasons, but mental health, I feel, is something that you have to talk about.

- Anna Wintour

Engaged Part

As any parent knows, part of your mind is always engaged - wondering and worrying that everything is okay and calculating all the stuff that has to get done in the course of a day. When the children are asleep in their beds, I can go where I really need to go in my head.

- Anne Michaels

Think Through

As a parent, the most responsible thing I can do is get as much information about my children as possible so I can then think through how I can make them as healthy as possible.

- Anne Wojcicki

Single Prepared

I was not prepared to live as a single parent.

- Annette Funicello

Idea Almost

The idea of reverence for God is transmitted from parent to child, it is educated into an abnormal development, and thus almost indefinitely strengthened, but yet it does appear to me that the bent to worship is an integral part of man's nature.

- Annie Besant

Projects Sprung

To understand how black projects began, and how they continue to function today, one must start with the creation of the atomic bomb. The men who ran the Manhattan Project wrote the rules about black operations. The atomic bomb was the mother of all black projects, and it is the parent from which all black operations have sprung.

- Annie Jacobsen

Think I Think

It's difficult to keep that perspective, I think, as a parent: to know your boundaries as to what's good parenting or just projecting your own expectations on your kids. That's the hardest.

- Anthony Edwards

Forever Here

No parent is there forever. So I won't be here forever with these kids.

- Anthony Quinn

Supportive Held

Anyone who loses a parent, you have to find those parts of yourself that your parent held true in themselves, especially if they're supportive parents.

- Anthony Rapp

Want Which

As to that leisure evening of life, I must say that I do not want it. I can conceive of no contentment of which toil is not to be the immediate parent.

- Anthony Trollope

Salt Very

It is a grand thing to rise in the world. The ambition to do so is the very salt of the earth. It is the parent of all enterprise, and the cause of all improvement.

- Anthony Trollope

Comparison Fact

But, in fact, there is nothing that can bring you closer to fearlessness about everything else in the world than being a parent - because everyday fears - like not being approved of - pale by comparison to the fears you have about your children.

- Arianna Huffington

How Schoolteacher

How dare anyone, parent, schoolteacher, or merely literary critic, tell me not to act colored.

- Arna Bontemps

Last Very

To lose your last remaining parent is the toughest thing. It is a very lonely thing.

- Arpad Busson

Been Gig

I knew going in that being a single parent would be one of the toughest jobs I'd ever have. I'd been a talk-show host, actor, comic, and on and on, but this gig was going to be my defining moment.

- Arsenio Hall

Treat Other

Being a parent is not just about how you treat your child; it's also about how you treat the other parent. If you treat that person with respect, that's fine, that's the way to go. But if you don't, you're not being the parent you could be.

- Art Alexakis

Mum Though

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

- Ashley Jensen

Protecting Which

That is, we believed, the supreme duty of the parent, who only was permitted to claim in some degree the priestly office and function, since it is his creative and protecting power which alone approaches the solemn function of Deity.

- Charles Eastman

Doing Been

I've been a single parent for a long time. It reminds me of being a waitress. As you walk back to the kitchen, requests come at you from all sides. You're doing the job of two - you have to be highly organised.

- Cherie Lunghi

Doing TV

I would direct TV. That's a little different. It's more of a contained world as a director. When you're doing a film you get on the rollercoaster, you put the safety bar down and then you're gone. And it's hard. It's hard, too, as a parent, I think, because the hours are so long. It's hard.

- Cheryl Hines

Think Very

I think that discipline is so much of an important part of being a parent. Because it's very, very important to teach your children to take responsibility for their actions.

- Cheryl Ladd

Vacation Being

There's no vacation from being a parent.

- Chevy Chase

Leader Role

When any of us thinks of ourselves as a role model - whether that's as a parent being observed by their kids or a leader under the microscope of their followers - it creates a natural stepping up of how we carry ourselves and what we expect from ourselves.

- Chip Conley

Simple Life Behind

When you become a parent, you leave a lot of things behind and refocus, maybe on how simple life really is and what few things there really are to worry about. And everything else can go by the wayside.

- Chris Cornell

Very Revisiting

Like many people, I had the powerful experience of being raised on Dr. Seuss, then becoming a parent and revisiting him with my own children. That multigenerational experience around his work is very meaningful.

- Chris Meledandri

Father Became

I definitely had those moments, like any actor, when you get anxious and think, 'When am I going to work again?' But I would feel that way even when I had every offer in the world coming to me. Then I became a father and I felt a little more of the anxiety that came with the responsibility of being a parent.

- Chris O'Donnell

Doing Been

It was the case for a number of years that I was doing a book a year, but that was back when I was part-time teaching - and since 1991, I've been a parent, so that cuts into the time!

- Chris Van Allsburg

Whole Before

We didn't have a whole lot of cash growing up. My mom was a single parent for a while before my stepdad came into the picture.

- Chris Young

Love Your

Your job as a parent is to listen. And to dole out as much love as you can. That includes tough love.

- Christie Brinkley

Going Other

I've had this conversation with friends who have had challenging relationships with one or another parent. The only thing I can say is what I feel: The other person isn't going to change. That is who they are.

- Christie Hefner

Think I Think

I think when you're on a visiting relationship rather than a living relationship, it's kind of hard to have impact as a parent.

- Christie Hefner

Business Job

Whatever I do, it's my business. It's not my job to parent America.

- Christina Aguilera

Dreams Had

My parent's divorce and hard times at school, all those things combined to mold me, to make me grow up quicker. And it gave me the drive to pursue my dreams that I wouldn't necessarily have had otherwise.

- Christina Aguilera

Kind Always

The thing that always struck me about 'Jonny Quest' is: What kind of parent brings his kid to the Amazon so that yetis can throw boulders at him?

- Christopher McCulloch

Love Thought

I always knew I wanted to have children. When I met my husband, Rande, I thought, 'This is the guy.' When you are getting ready to become a mom, being in love with someone just isn't enough. You need to think about whether he would be a good parent and raise your children with similar beliefs.

- Cindy Crawford

Love About

When you are getting ready to become a mom, being in love with someone just isn't enough. You need to think about whether he would be a good parent and raise your children with similar beliefs.

- Cindy Crawford

Thought Deal

Any scene I've ever played where I've thought people who watch it had experienced something like that - for example, people who've had to deal with losing a parent - I want to do it as respectfully as possible for those people.

- Claire Foy

Sexuality Turned

Between the time I was 16 until I was about 20, the books I read were by people like Thomas Mann, James Baldwin, Thom Gunn, Elizabeth Bishop. All gay, of course, although I swear I didn't know that at the time. Yet all of them, it turned out, had had a parent who died during their childhood. Sexuality is nothing compared to that.

- Colm Toibin

Always I Remember

I really have always wanted to be a parent, and when I hit 36 and had just ended a relationship, I remember thinking how much I still wanted it. But I thought I'd adopt.

- Courtney Thorne-Smith

Parenting Other

Parenting classes should be mandatory, whether you are adopting or not, and would include an evaluation of your current physical, mental and financial state as well as how ready you are to take on the rigors of parenthood. Our children are our most precious natural resource, and there is absolutely no other way to parent but to put them first.

- Dale Archer

Explain I Think

We put more emphasis on who can drive a car than on who can be a parent. And I think there ought to be mandatory parenting classes starting in high school, and you should have to have a license to be able to be a parent to explain that you don't give alcohol to kids.

- Dale Archer

College Through

We often think about happiness as trying to increase our joy, but it's also about decreasing our worry. So what you get for paying those high taxes is, if you're a parent thinking about putting your child through school, you don't have to worry about it, because all education through college is free.

- Dan Buettner

Importance Bondage

I understand the importance of bondage between parent and child.

- Dan Quayle

Think New

I would define the new aspects of fatherhood like this: It is 75 percent amazing and 25 percent demoralizing. I think any new parent can understand exactly what I'm talking about.

- Daniel Bryan

Excellent Sure

I married an excellent parent, but I'm not sure that I've made a great parent.

- Danny Bonaduce

Need Give

The one thing about being a parent is the ability to be selfless: To give up the things you want and need for the benefit of someone else.

- Danny McBride

Learned Very

One of the things that I learned at a very young age is the power of a parent's words to their children.

- Danny Gokey

About Part

When we talk about kids earning commission for chores, we always have at least one parent who argues that children should do chores because they are part of the family. I agree, but if you don't involve money in a few chores, you lose the teachable moments in the work, spend, save, and give principles.

- Dave Ramsey

College Bad

You're not a bad parent if you don't save for your kid's college because instead you had to choose to feed them and clothe them. Those things come first. They can go to school and do this thing called 'work' while they're in school.

- Dave Ramsey

Having Makes

Having one child makes you a parent; having two, you are a referee.

- David Frost

Education Career

I had the most reversed education possible. Every parent wants their son to be a businessman, respectable - me, it was the opposite. When I had an artist career my mum was like, 'Oh finally, I'm proud of you!'

- David Guetta