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Bob Dylan is my idol. Everybody has that person growing up that made them see things a little differently than they did before, Dylan is that guy for me. My dad gave me the 'Blonde on Blonde' album on cassette tape when I was seven or eight. It took me a while to get into Dylan's vibe, but once I did, I never looked back. Richard Harmon
The nicest part of the prize, perhaps, is the effect on my friends and family. Each of them feels proud and happy to have the relationship with me that they do. In a way, it's as though they received an award too, and I like that very much. Bruce Beutler
In all seriousness, I don't get people who need to make a proposal a bigger deal than marriage already is. Julie Klausner
I am very much a family man. Donald Faison
It's wonderful to be part of a family that cares so much about others. Marta Kristen
I lived in Peckham for the first 12 years of my life and then my mum and dad decided they really didn't want to bring up their children there. So they saved up money and bought a house in Plumstead, semi-detached, three bedrooms. Tinie Tempah
I've been very lucky and I have a happy old age with good family and friends still around. Maeve Binchy
Mum was the matriarch and the patriarch of the family. Tony Scott
Parenting a pre-teen is quite something. Melissa Rivers
For reasons I can't remember, my family eventually stopped attending church, and I started questioning the Catholic Church's beliefs. I dabbled a little, but nothing stuck. Ann Hood
I moved to Hollywood when I was 22. I was married. I had a kid right away. And I had worked as a furniture mover amongst various other jobs, and I'd work eight, ten hours a day to support my family - and I'd come home and write for two hours a night or two and a half, or three hours a night. Paul Haggis
I'm not a religious person. My mom was of Jewish blood and my dad was Protestant. Daniel Radcliffe
The love of the family, the love of one person can heal. It heals the scars left by a larger society. A massive, powerful society. Maya Angelou
When I was 16, I filmed an episode of 'Full House' where my family goes to Disney World. I remember putting on baggy overalls just to hide my stomach. When I watched it, I was pretty disappointed and bummed out looking at myself... I didn't feel good about my own body. Candace Cameron Bure
I think the family is the place where the most ridiculous and least respectable things in the world go on. Ugo Betti
The type of Alzheimer's Dad has is rare - posterior cortical atrophy or PCA - and it affects his spatial awareness and the way he judges distance. His first symptoms were erratic typing and spelling, but to talk to him, you'd never know there was a problem. Rhianna Pratchett
We would make songs, and the producers said we should play it for my dad. I was kind of scared, I didn't know what to think cuz we were just joking around. Lil' Romeo
I came from a family who believed in, in quotes, the Rights of Man, who believed that in order to justify the sort of luxurious life that the majority of us have, related to the whole world, that you had to do something. Richard Attenborough
I think what travelling has done for me and for many generations of my family - my grandmother was a great example - it's really highlighted for me how similar we all are and how many values we all share as people on this planet. Leila Janah
Although both sides of my family were religious, I was never forced to practice the Jewish faith. I did not really rebel against it, but then, as today, I disliked organized religion. I have a strange inhibition about praying with others. Georg Solti
First and foremost, I feel very lucky to have the family I have, so I would like my family to stay happy and healthy. Victoria Beckham
I think my parents did want me to go to university just in case, but neither my mum or dad went to uni, so they couldn't talk. Eliza Doolittle
My mother has a very big family in Shanghai, so I have, like, almost 40 cousins, so we stayed together all the time. So by the time I get to Hong Kong, I become the only child and the only one surrounded by adults, you know. Wong Kar-wai
If one is going to change the definition of marriage to be, quote, 'same sex,' then there is absolutely no valid argument constitutionally or rhetorically you can make against multiple people getting married. These are radical social changes. Gary Bauer
My dad always said, 'Champ, the measure of a man is not how often he is knocked down, but how quickly he gets up.' Joe Biden
I don't think any other holiday embraces the food of the Midwest quite like Thanksgiving. There's roasted meat and mashed potatoes. But being here is also about heritage. Cleveland is really a giant melting pot - not only is my family a melting pot, but so is the city. Michael Symon
When you're single, you're very independent. Very independent women raised me. We didn't have a lot of male figures as the head of our household, so I got, and took on, a lot of that strong spirit from the matriarchs in my family. Tichina Arnold
I found it an interesting portrait of a marriage in exploring notions of how one partner supports the other, whilst not jeopardizing the greater good - which is the family. Rachel Griffiths
For my parents' generation, the idea was not that marriage was about some kind of idealized, romantic love; it was a partnership. It's about creating family; it's about creating offspring. Indian culture is essentially much more of a 'we' culture. It's a communal culture where you do what's best for the community - you procreate. Aasif Mandvi
An ideal wife is one who remains faithful to you but tries to be just as charming as if she weren't. Sacha Guitry
The rite of passage of learning to build a fire that will burn all night with one match is not an insignificant one in my husband's family, and I grew up camping and backpacking. I love to camp. Sarah Wayne Callies
I'm very, very concerned about the Bush presidency. I'm worried about the kinds of cuts in domestic programs that mean something to a lot of people, including members of my family, who depend on certain things from the government. Sarah Jessica Parker
My family is a part of my life and everything is all a mixture of enjoyment. Davy Jones
Despite the strength of the feminist movement in the 1970s and beyond, a fable has persisted that educated women are rejected as marriage partners. Karen DeCrow
I'm a four star general in this thing, and you don't rise to the ranks of a four star general by hanging about the house being the perfect dad. Sam Elliott
Growing up, I was taught that a man has to defend his family. When the wolf is trying to get in, you gotta stand in the doorway. B. B. King
I'm obsessed with 'Game of Thrones.' I love comedies - I really like '30 Rock' and 'Modern Family.' Kunal Nayyar
While the lab plays an enormous role, research is also influenced by inner peace of mind and one's family environment, depending on what stage of one's life and career a scientist is at. Peter Agre
I was looking very much for a career. My second marriage to Stan Herman had ended, and I wanted very much to be independent, not take alimony from him, be on my own, do the right thing. Linda Evans
I arrive a month premature, with my dad's brains but not much else. Stephen Rodrick
When I got to New York, I had no place to sleep. The pay from 'Sesame Street' wasn't enough to rent an apartment. I was staying on people's couches. I stayed in the dressing room until they found out. I stayed with Jim Henson and his family for a week, and I wanted to do that permanently. I didn't dare ask, though. Caroll Spinney
Everybody sung in my family. Rod Stewart
As children we recognized that we belonged to an unusual, even exceptional, family, but the effect was different on each of us. David Rockefeller
Because of my father, we are that Shining City on a Hill. Michael Reagan
I feel very warm towards Mum and Dad for giving us the independence they did. My childhood, and the fact we didn't have a TV, gave me a boundless imagination. Dido Armstrong
Family time was very difficult when my girls were little, but I never missed a birthday; I was there for every major event. Jeff Dunham
Many friends of mine told me that normally only guys like a kung fu movie and the girls would be turned off - they want to see a love story. But Ip Man is a family man, so the women see this and go: 'I want my husband to be like this man. He'll be a scholar, he'll be fighting, he'll care for the family.' So we had a bigger audience. Donnie Yen
One of the greatest lessons of my own life was learning to turn the inner rampage of hatred and anger toward my own father for his reprehensible behavior and abandonment of his family into an inner reaction more closely aligned with God and God-realized love. Wayne Dyer
If you decide you want to change your life around, it doesn't matter where you came from, what you did, if you were incarcerated or you are from the projects, if you are an uppity kid who came from a really wealthy family - and all of them do drugs and are into that life - it doesn't matter; come as you are, and God does his work. Adrienne Bailon
The dream of socialists, the Maximum Programme, has always been to eliminate the private property, the family and the nation state. With the private property they have not succeeded, but they continue on the path of destruction of the family and the nation. Vladimir Bukovsky
Coming from a filmy background, I have seen everything growing up, but even at that point of time, it never really fascinated me. I did not like going to my dad's shoots. We were taught not to get carried away with it from a very young age. Sonakshi Sinha
Sociologists well understand that chaos at home causes violent behavior, educational failure and social alienation among children. Yet, many of us in America stay far, far away from this topic. That in itself is a national scandal. Bad parenting is gravely harming this nation. Bill O'Reilly
It is much easier to become a father than to be one. Kent Nerburn
For centuries, the arts and philanthropists have worked well together: look at the Tate family and the Courtaulds. If you've been fortunate enough to have some success in business, I think it's important to put something back. Lloyd Dorfman
Isn't that the great thing about Christmas? You get a lot of respite, time to recharge your batteries, time with family without too much else happening anywhere else in the world, time to focus on the people you love and the activities that you enjoy, time to exercise, to read. Wayne Swan
For me, it's sad to say, but I would probably have a spiritual marriage but not a legal marriage, because I think so much about marriage starts to become about finances. It has nothing to do with God or feelings or the romantic side of marriage. It's about who owns what, who gets what? So what's the point? Andie MacDowell
Marriage is a good deal like a circus: there is not as much in it as is represented in the advertising. E. W. Howe
Sometimes it makes me sad that I didn't get to have one family for my entire life. Isabel Gillies
For me, football always meant that we came together as a family and, in the summer we played football outside. Claudia Schiffer
Marriage and the creation of families has been an integral part of our society since its creation; it should not be defined without the kind of involvement by the people which a constitutional process would require. Robert Foster Bennett
Food was always important in my family, but I didn't think of it as a vocation until a later point in life. Yotam Ottolenghi
I've been lucky enough to play many different roles from darker characters to family orientated shows to comedy. Andrew-Lee Potts
The Midwest isn't somewhere you mix with those from the performing arts. But my mum and dad would go off to Chicago every so often to see shows. They would bring back the albums and the movies, those little eight metres, and we would all watch. I think that was when I fell in love with acting. Willem Dafoe
My sculpture is very personal; for years my subjects were family and close, close friends. Gloria Swanson
Skiing not only for yourself and your family, but for your country, was surreal. The amount of support I got from back home in Indiana was insane. Nick Goepper
When there is time to think about cricket, I think but when there is time to be with family, I try to do justice to that aspect of my life as well. Sachin Tendulkar
My favorite Oscar story was a year my brother had been nominated, my whole family went. Beau Bridges
Teasing was big in my family, and there is a wonderful way to tease and make people feel more loved. David Walton
Let us tackle the big issues with bold ideas that transform Iowa to accomplish our shared mission to grow Iowa, and realize our shared vision of Iowa as the best place to live, work and raise a family. Thomas Vilsack
I don't think quantity time is as special as quality time with your family. Reba McEntire
I was definitely incredibly close to my dad, in a way that was all-encompassing. I am close to my mum, too, but there were areas that she and I did not share. So his loss to me was huge, personally and professionally. He believed in me, not just as a father, but as a director, and that always meant a lot. Natasha Richardson
My mother was from West Bromwich; my grandfather was Pakistani. I had an aunt who started trying to trace the family tree and stopped when she saw what turned up. Peter Hammill
I approached everything, my job, my family, my romances, with intensity. Gene Tierney
The older I get, the more I appreciate the idea of being thrown together with a group of people you might have a lot in common with, or nothing at all. You don't have the option of doing anything other than making your family relationships work - forever. I like that. Kate Klise
A real hangover is nothing to try out family remedies on. The only cure for a real hangover is death. Robert Benchley
When I was working, and when I was making substantial amounts of money, I always filed and paid my taxes. This only stopped, when it was necessary to withdraw from society, in order to guarantee the safety and well-being of myself and my family. Lauryn Hill
I was gone so much in my first marriage. I love the moments when I engage with my youngest daughter now. It's not my thing to sit on the ground and play tea party, but I'll do it because it's a moment that will stick with me forever. Tim Allen
Whoever does not have a good father should procure one. Friedrich Nietzsche
Nothing prepares a family for having multiple children at once. Derek Fisher
My family is my biggest critic. Since they come from a non-filmi background, they give me an audience's point of view. They have been very supportive of me. Randeep Hooda
I had to leave school at 14 because my father got injured in the mines and I had to support my family. I was an undertaker's assistant, then a plasterer, before doing my military service in the RAF. All the while, I was doing amateur dramatics and dreaming of getting a scholarship to the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. Brian Blessed
Nobody is weirder than your own family, and I think teenagers feel that particularly acutely; the fact that you can walk five steps ahead of your parents and still be in the same family, but refuse to acknowledge it. Simon Templeman
I'm trying to tell kids if they are gay, it's OK to be gay. I've tried to tell families if they have a gay family member to accept them and love them as they always have. Jeanne Phillips
I was able to do To Sleep with Anger, a very powerful film about African Americans, their spirituality, and the things that happened within a small community and a family. Danny Glover
My family lived in Thousand Oaks. In 2002, when I was 17, I begged my parents to let me move out. I had money, a real job, and wanted to get my own place. Kaley Cuoco
In my particular instance, I came from a family that didn't have anything. Everything I earned in life I made. Myself. With songs that I wrote. Billy Corgan
Environmentalists have been outspoken in their support of smaller family size and abortion rights as keys to reducing global warming. But when it comes to immigration, the single biggest contributor to population growth in the industrial world, they stand largely silent. Gary Bauer
It's important to have people around who love themselves, are true to themselves, who have their own hobbies and their world doesn't revolve around Hollywood. I can always go to my family with any doubts or questions I may have. Vanessa Hudgens
When you're shooting a film, you really don't get to be a dad, and you don't really get to be a husband. You don't really exist at all. But I do drag my family with me on location whenever I can. Eric Bana
I'm a minimalist. I don't really need much to enjoy a good holiday - just my family and the bare essentials. Jean Reno
All the laws and legislation in the world will never heal this world like the loving hearts and arms of mothers and fathers. If every child could drift to sleep feeling wrapped in the love of their family - and God's love - this world would be a far more gentle and better place. Mitt Romney
I was raised by my great-great aunt. I was adopted within our family. My mother had me when she was, I think, 15, 16. They tried to get her to have an abortion and she refused. So, my 'mama' adopted me, which was really her great aunt, which was really my great-great aunt, who was named Viola Dickerson. I was told that my mother was my sister. Eric Dickerson
A Western woman is not her brother's or her father's property. She's just herself. She can choose her own lifestyle. But in a Muslim family, the honor of the man is between the legs of a woman. Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Loving a child doesn't mean giving in to all his whims; to love him is to bring out the best in him, to teach him to love what is difficult. Nadia Boulanger
Maybe the bar is low, but most of the strips that are 50, 60, 70 years old that are on their second or third generation of artists, the humor is pretty bland. There are others by people that were raised on 'Family Guy' or 'South Park' that are edgier. Mine's not as edgy as those, but it's edgier than 'Beetle Bailey.' Stephan Pastis
If we really want to cherish religious freedom, people who want to believe that same-sex marriage should take place, they have a right to believe that, and people who want to believe it's inappropriate, we should not demonize those people - if we really believe in religious liberty. Foster Friess
I think that every therapist that I know, including my dad and my sister, have their own issues. But that empathy is what makes them good at their job. Laura Benanti
The storm and stress period of women and the new social and psychological formations thereby entailed must indeed extend far into the twentieth century. This period of conflict will cease only when woman within and out of marriage shall have received legal equality with man. Ellen Key
I grew up in a family of strong women and I owe any capacity I have to understand women to my mother and big sister. They taught me to respect women in a way where I've always felt a strong emotional connection to women, which has also helped me in the way I approach my work as an actor. Ryan Gosling
I have everything that I would possibly imagine. I have a family that loves me and that's... more than most kids have. And it's really awesome for me to experience this life... because most kids don't have this life, and I'm trying to reach out to them and help them. Willow Smith
My family would be supportive if I said I wanted to be a Martian, wear only banana skins, make love to ashtrays, and eat tree bark. Casey Affleck
One of the things that really got to me was talking to parents who had been burned out of their villages, had family members killed, and then when men showed up at the wells to get water, they were shot. Nicholas Kristof
I do think my old fella wasn't much of a... I don't remember him ever being a 'dad' dad. He was too busy working. It was a hard life, man. Noel Gallagher
We are very puritan in America. We still hold true to these really antiquated values, this idea of the sanctity of marriage. Zoe Lister-Jones
I think parenting these days is definitely different from when a lot of people grew up. As much blame as we give a lot of our kids for what they're not doing... I also try to give them as much credit for dealing with things that we didn't have to deal with. Bullying was one on one and face to face. Now it's all over the Internet. Nelly
My parents never pushed me to be an actress. You can come from a family of actors, and sometimes there have been families that grow you up as an actor, but this wasn't my situation. It's very important to find your own way because it's something you then have to confront yourself. Violante Placido
A woman should be home with the children, building that home and making sure there's a secure family atmosphere. Mel Gibson
It is through science that we understand the world around us, and by understanding the world around us, we not only contribute to ourselves, our family, to our communities, etc. - you also contribute to the basic development and evolution of humanity. Rusty Schweickart
I was born on Wellington Avenue and my family that remains lives in the Lake Shore Drive area. Bob Balaban
We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves. Henry Ward Beecher
Bachelors have consciences, married men have wives. Samuel Johnson
I really would like to start a family as well. Whether I can balance the two or have to decide one or the other way, I'm not sure what will happen. Libby Trickett
My dad traveled a lot, so I only usually saw him on weekends, growing up. His favorite actors in the world were Clint Eastwood and Burt Reynolds. If Clint or Burt had a movie out, we would go to the movies. He didn't like movies, generally, unless Clint or Burt were in them. William Earl Brown
My dad named me after Hannibal Barca, the Carthaginian general who attacked Rome. But nobody knows about him. Hannibal Buress
I'm not saying that every night of the week, my husband, ex-husband, our children and I all sit around together like one big happy family. But we do see each other frequently, and everyone loves each other, and we are all friends. Keeley Hawes
Cancer runs in our family. I lost my grandmother to it. There's a saying that you meet people and instantly know them. My grandmother and I had that. The first time my heart was broken was when my grandmother passed away. I was twenty-one. Cote de Pablo
I have always said to myself, 'I never want to say I'm leaving a job because I want to spend more time with my family.' I feel sorry for people when they say that. But my advice to them is that you shouldn't have taken the job in the first place. Louis Freeh
If I make a speech, I need a translator. But music does not need a translation. People understand me through the sound. That I think is very important. This is just one planet, like one family. Mstislav Rostropovich
When you are already eating as cheaply and meagerly as possible, any raise in cost can quickly plunge you and your family into hunger. Marcus Samuelsson
I was raised in a family where cinema was a way of life. It was not only about making films, it was relationship, passion, love, everything at the same time. Thomas Langmann
Proponents of same-sex marriage regularly label opponents 'radical' and 'extremist.' However, given that no society in thousands of years has allowed same-sex marriage, it is, by definition, the proponents of same-sex marriage whose position is radical and extreme. Dennis Prager
Two races share today the soil of Canada. These people had not always been friends. But I hasten to say it. There is no longer any family here but the human family. It matters not the language people speak, or the altars at which they kneel. Wilfrid Laurier
Coming from a family of preachers, the idea of giving back has been part of my life as long as I can remember. David Green
I think I'll be single my whole life. It's entirely possible I'm going to end up alone. Because I don't want to make any sacrifices for my own development and achieving what I want to achieve, and I don't want a family to get in the way of that. Olga Kurylenko
Smartness runs in my family. When I went to school I was so smart my teacher was in my class for five years. Gracie Allen
I'm not trying to win an award for being the best vegetarian, just want to be healthy. Take a salt bath. Do things that my parents were never able to do. I'm blessed to do anything I want, so I decide to take the best care of my body and my family in the same way. Holistically. Vitally. Erykah Badu
Art and activism seem to go together naturally, the idea being that if you're an entertainer, you can have a voice, and if you have a voice, you can make a difference. But if I were not an actress, I would still try to extend myself beyond my little micro-universe of my job, family and personal joy. Salma Hayek
My father and grandfather were businessmen. The family business was Adelphi Paints in New Jersey. When the first energy crisis came in the early 1970s, the business suffered. David Einhorn
You need a strong family because at the end, they will love you and support you unconditionally. Luckily, I have my dad, mom and sister. Esha Gupta
At the end of the seven years, 'Family Ties' voluntarily went off the air. And, we went off as the #1 show on TV that week. We cut down the nets on stage 24 and moved on with the rest of our lives. Always to carry with us the blessing of what we had gone through together. Gary David Goldberg
America is a place where the freedom to be who you are shouldn't be a barrier to your ability to get a job and provide for your family. Paul Singer
I am thankful for all the blessings and talents I have been given, but most of all I am thankful for my loving and supportive family. Olivia Holt
My dad was always taking photos of us at home, and even on set - he'd bring us along and stick us in the photos in the background. It was almost the beginning of acting for me, like, 'Hey, you go over there and play basketball in the background, and don't even think about the camera.' Ansel Elgort
There comes a crossroads in every marriage where you grow together or grow apart. I outgrew Len. He wanted me to be in that leather jumpsuit for the rest of my life and do nothing else. He constrained me. It got to a point where the marriage died or I did. Suzi Quatro
I promised my daughter I'd name my first restaurant after her, but now the other kids are like, 'Dad, what about us?' I'm gonna have to open four restaurants! Buddy Valastro
I am living in Norway, where I am under the care of the best cancer doctor in Norway and I can be closer to my family. Grete Waitz
I play a guy who believes he's a king. He's the most common man in the world; in fact his family, like his suits, are just make-up. It's about dysfunctional people and dysfunctional relationships. James Caan
Despite the myth that men are less committed, they are predisposed to desire marriage. Helen Fisher
The foundation of family - that's where it all begins for me. Faith Hill
I am a universalist, passionately devoted to the cause of equality within the human family. Theodore Bikel
No, my family is Russian, Georgian, via Ellis Island. Mitch Kapor
You cannot be in charge of a family and run a big company. Karen Finerman
I would definitely want kids. Would they be dancers? I dunno. That's up to them. If they show interest, I will push them do the best. I was not brought up in a dancer's family. I was brought up in a family where the mentality was whatever you do, you gotta try to be the best at it. Maksim Chmerkovskiy
I've often thought if I didn't make my marriage work, I would have failed at my one true shot at happiness. Bethenny Frankel
My father's family hails from Banaras. My grandfather taught mathematics at Banaras Hindu University. Banaras is also dedicated to Lord Shiva, home to one of the great jyotirlings, the Kashi Vishwanath temple. Amish Tripathi
Land ownership in Guatemala is more unequal than anywhere else in Latin America. Roughly 90 percent of Guatemalan farms are too small to support a family. A tiny group of Guatemalans owns a third of the country's arable land; more than 300,000 landless peasants must scrounge a living as best they can. Stephen Kinzer
It was only after five years in the army, when I was having to do a very boring job in a very boring place, that I thought: 'Why not try writing a novel?' partly out of youthful arrogance and partly because there had been a long line of writers in my mother's family. Antony Beevor
My parents had a difficult divorce. My dad had to take a backseat for a few years, and my grandfather came in. He was also my inspiration for becoming an actor. I really respected him. Christian Camargo
There are three lessons in philanthropy - one, involve the family, especially the spouse. She can be a remarkable driver of your initiative. Two, you need to build an institution, and you need to scale it up. Choose a leader for philanthropy whom you trust. Three, philanthropy needs patience, tenacity and time. Azim Premji
My dad bought me a guitar when I was very young, and I never looked back. Arthur Darvill
I was the youngest of my entire family so you are tap-dancing to try to get the attention of your older cousins. I really hit my social stride in 6th grade, but before that I was a pretty big dork. You learn how to be amusing and how to work for it. Sloane Crosley
The revolution is carried out by means of one's thought, not through one's family background. Kim Jong Il
Most of the well-known American feminists of the 19th century did not come out against the institution of marriage. Karen DeCrow
If I have the choice of traveling to Russia, India or New Zealand alone for a week for preliminary discussions or to spend that week with my family, I routinely choose my family. Olafur Eliasson
I have a very intense marriage. James Ellroy
Freud was the son of a Jewish merchant who had to move his whole family to Vienna because he couldn't get work. He, as a boy, had to watch his father be mocked and abused on the street for being Jewish... You develop a thick skin and you develop a certain kind of wit to defend yourself. Viggo Mortensen
I didn't really get into golf until I was about 14. My mom and dad were taking lessons from a pro an hour and a half from our farm in Cohuna, Australia. When they got home, I'd ask my mom to explain everything they learned - drills and all. Stuart Appleby
I was born in 1923 into a middle class Jewish family in Vienna, a few years after the end of World War I, which was disastrous from the Austrian point of view. Walter Kohn
I've definitely done something that's made my mum and dad forever proud. Tinie Tempah
I think the No. 1 thing that helps me get through every single day is the support of my friends and my family. Kerri Walsh
I'm still trying to figure out how to write about cancer and my family's experience with it. If I had been able to write 'The Pura Principle' back in those days, I'm positive it would have had no humor in it. Which means the story would have been false. Junot Diaz
I grew up in a family with two very strong women, my mother and my older sister, and they were big influences on my life. I've spent a life loving women, and studying them as much as I can, or am allowed to. Darren Aronofsky
Children should have enough freedom to be themselves - once they've learned the rules. Anna Quindlen
Forty-five States, as the gentleman just said, have determined by people that were elected by the people of that State that marriage is the definition of one man and one woman. Randy Neugebauer
When I went back to Shea last year it really hit me how much the fans care for me, it still gives me goose bumps. I want to do the right thing for them and my family. Dwight Gooden
My family celebrates both the navratras that come twice in a year. We also refrain from eating meat. I just enjoy that people come home, savour the variety of snacks and participate in our puja during this time. Ronit Roy
Marriage is wild. I thought it was this perfect land of happiness and joy. Wrong! After you say you do, you don't for a long time. John Leguizamo
I was born in a family with a strong military background, so I chose to be a soldier. Wang Jianlin
I haven't really decided to be an actor yet! I started doing plays when I was about 15 or 16. I only did it because my dad saw a bunch of pretty girls in a restaurant and he asked them where they came from and they said drama group. He said, 'Son, that is where you need to go.' Robert Pattinson
Without my dad, I wouldn't be here. Maria Sharapova
This show has been a major revitalization of my family life and personal life. It gave my family an avenue to speak to me honestly. Willie Aames
Most American children suffer too much mother and too little father. Gloria Steinem
There's always a wine bully. The one person who did read the 'Wine Spectator,' who tells you what to drink and why the '97 is better than the '98. I want to punch the wine bully in the face. I want to make sure this generation of wine drinkers isn't elitist and snotty. I want it to be about family and bringing people together. Gary Vaynerchuk
Finally, after a lot of searching and digging, it was simply the love of family that gave me a road into the character. Once I got into that, and we delved into what it would be like to survive cancer and the ability to see how precious life is, it became easier to play her. Jeanne Tripplehorn
When you have children, you don't have downtime, but I have a family life that is rich and fulfiling. Julianne Moore
Don't forget I'm from a military family. I was in special training in the army. I am tall, sporty and - how do you say - you can always protect yourself... I have very strong security. Oleg Deripaska
Apparently, one in five people in the world are Chinese. And there are five people in my family, so it must be one of them. It's either my mum or my dad. Or my older brother, Colin. Or my younger brother, Ho-Chan-Chu. But I think it's Colin. Tim Vine
I remember skiing being a family recreational thing. Mikaela Shiffrin
I get a lot of letters, mostly from family members who have been affected by cancer rather than young people themselves. I reply to them all. Jenny Downham
When I hosted the dinner I served fast food hamburgers. It had nothing to do with black, white, purple, yellow, green race. it had nothing to do with Tiger or his family or his golf game. Fuzzy Zoeller
My dad told me something long before I was in politics, and when your dad gives you advice every single day, eventually one or two of the things stick in your mind. And he said, don't believe what people say, believe what they do. Mick Mulvaney
My mom raised me with the idea of doing public service, and I definitely want to go in that direction. But I also want to follow in my dad's entrepreneurial footsteps. Patrick Schwarzenegger
I have a great family by the way, but you need to find people who can pull something out from you that might be otherwise unseen. Kristen Stewart
My family joke that I'm really a very senior person who accidentally happens to be 11. Adora Svitak
The family is one of nature's masterpieces. George Santayana
That's not the part of the story that I'm interested in, anyway. The part that I'm interested in is all the personal stuff. I tried to base the powers on family archetypes. Brad Bird
My mother always taught me, even my dad, just never let other people's opinions of you shape your opinion of yourself. And I never have and I never will. Ruben Studdard
I just like being able to spend time with my family. Paula Creamer
My parents had a gardener when I was growing up, and he and I would dig in the dirt together - my mom and dad were definitely not digging with me! When I was 5, he helped me plant some corn in our backyard, and I remember how fascinating it was to watch it grow. Little did I know that 50 years later I'd be growing corn in a different way. Howard Graham Buffett
If someone talks about union, fidelity, a monogamous relationship, love, blessing; I would say it sounds like marriage to me. And blessing, you see, I think is undermining our sacrament of marriage. George Carey
Dad never misses a chance to remind me that whenever we are travelling together, if 100 people mob him for autographs, five approach me. Jeev Milkha Singh
I have a very good family. I'm very fortunate to have a very good family. I believe very strongly in the family. It's one of the things we have in our platform, is to talk about it. Dan Quayle
Art and Religion are, then, two roads by which men escape from circumstance to ecstasy. Between aesthetic and religious rapture there is a family alliance. Art and Religion are means to similar states of mind. Clive Bell
My mother wanted a conservative, secure life, and she has been married to my father since she was 18... A lot of hard work went into that marriage and a lot of not getting what you want. Kimberly Quinn
If you're a retail investor, you have set aside some of your hard-earned money for investment or to create a nest egg, for your kids or family. Vito Fossella
But my activities have been pretty much focused in the last almost 30 years on the recovery, of my own recovery, the understanding for my family of my recovery. Betty Ford
Oh, definitely and you know you take the bitter with the sweet but the benefits far outweigh the burdens of what I've been able to do for my family, my word. Star Jones
In India, film sets are like a family atmosphere. Anupam Kher
I am just happy to be part of the Nike family. LeBron James
My family and I would never receive royalties on the revenue that my materials brought into the church; materials that were created on our own personal time. Robert H. Schuller
This is the kind of situation that can tear people apart. It tears at the fabric of your soul and can certainly tear at your marriage and ours has gotten only stronger. Shelley Fabares
The competition has improved tremendously. In 2003, I could teach a guy how to play poker in an hour and he could win some money. Today, it would take days. The game has gotten so much tougher. So I will spend my time with my family and play when I can. Chris Moneymaker
My family was going back to England to visit my mother's grandmother, who was very ill. We went up to Liverpool and I met my great-aunt, who was just a force of nature. She was an elocution teacher and a huge enthusiast for theater and the classics. I took her amateur acting class, and she was really impressed with me. Kim Cattrall
One of the things I want to do with 'Desi Rascals' is go a bit deeper into the characters and their family lives and have a bit more heart and a bit more inter-generational story-telling, so it's not all about young people. Gurinder Chadha
One thing that's likely: How you look as you age is hereditary. Some of my family members, for example, look younger than their real age. And people have mistaken me for 30, even 25. Cynthia Kenyon
To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter. Euripides
I'd always loved to read - and come from a family of readers - but I never thought about writing as a career. Nora Roberts
I've been able to stay good because of my family and keeping God first. If you don't have God in your life, how are you going to navigate through this world? Keke Palmer
When I visited Vietnam for Oxfam, the thing that really struck me was how the local farmers had to prepare to evacuate or climb to their mezzanines with their valuable family possessions. Martin Parr
Family, nature and health all go together. Olivia Newton-John
My family is my life, and everything else comes second as far as what's important to me. Michael Imperioli
I come from a poor family, so really, the culture I know best is the street, TV, school. Maiwenn
When you're around your family, and you have that history and that shared language, you say things you'd be embarrassed to hear quoted back to you later. Noah Baumbach
I declare before you all that my whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service and the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong. Queen Elizabeth II
My dad was a huge country music fan, but he also had a band and he sang. So he'd listen to a lot of music and the songs that he'd learn for the band were more from the male artists. So my earliest country memories were Waylon Jennings, Conway Twitty, George Jones, Johnny Paycheck even. Martina McBride
I don't know why someone else's marriage has anything to do with me. Elizabeth Edwards
I may be what my enemies desire me to be, yet never an accusation are they able to hurl against me which makes me blush or lower my forehead; and I hope that God will be merciful enough with me, to prevent me from committing one of those faults which would involve my family. Jose Rizal
I originally wanted to be a pop star. I wanted to be Kylie Minogue. My dad thought that was a very silly ambition and introduced me to drama classes. Once I became fixated on that, there was no stopping me. Ashley Madekwe
We've got a dictatorial president and a Justice Department that does not want Congress involved. Your guy's acting like he's king. His dad was at a 90 percent approval rating and he lost! And the same thing can happen to him! Dan Burton
I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father's equal, and I never loved any other man as much. Hedy Lamarr
A large part of my life revolves around my dad. Sometimes, I even feel a strong sense of connection, something very tangible when I learn something new in the martial arts. Brandon Lee
If you're into a leather-jacketed crime fighter and his artificially intelligent robotic supercar, tune into 'The Good Wife.' If, on the other hand, you prefer the misadventures of a freelance itinerant trucker and his simian sidekick, check out 'The Walking Dead.' Or DVR them both and go talk to your family. Dallas Roberts
When I found out I got this job, I cried, of course - I'm a girly-girl - and then I called my dad, and he cried, too. On so many levels, this is a thrill for me. Lisa Guerrero
I'm lucky to attribute my success to the foundation my family gave me. I've always felt grounded in them. Mandy Moore
When I retired in 2002 I had retired to stay home with my family and didn't necessarily think my playing days were over. Darren Flutie
My dad taught me true words you have to use in every relationship. Yes, baby. Star Jones
There's nothing glorious about war. There's nothing glorious about holding your friends in your arms and watching them die. There's nothing glorious about having to leave your home for 6 to 8 months while your family's back here and you're away. Marcus Luttrell
My thoughts are that marriage is between a man and a woman. Ben Carson
Kids are fat because of lack of parenting. Ben Shapiro
I'm black. I'm Latina. My mom is Cuban. Afro-Cuban. My dad is white and Australian. Soledad O'Brien
The enormous success of 2009's 'The Blind Side,' in which Sandra Bullock makes a black teenager one of the family, demonstrates that America isn't post-racial. It is thoroughly mired in race - the myths that surround it, the guilt it inspires, the discomfort it causes, the struggle to transcend it. Wesley Morris
A family with the wrong members in control; that, perhaps, is as near as one can come to describing England in a phrase. George Orwell
I think it's important to remember that you go into something like marriage knowing that you don't know very much about it at all. But I do look at the marriage of my mother and stepdad, and what makes it work for them is that it's a team effort. Justin Timberlake
When my father died in my arms it had such a profound affect on me that at that very moment when my dad passed I realized that I needed to face my own fears. Criss Angel
I grew up as the only child, and we did not have a large family. So for me and my mother, our friends tend to become our family. Karan Johar
I'm looking out for myself, but I'm looking out for my dad, too. Jamie Redknapp
I would love to do a small indie comedy, like a Wes Anderson movie or, like, an ensemble comedy like 'The Royal Tenenbaums' or 'Little Miss Sunshine.' I like comedies like that, that have a lot of heart and are about family dynamics. Jerry Trainor
After about 20 years of marriage, I'm finally starting to scratch the surface of what women want. And I think the answer lies somewhere between conversation and chocolate. Mel Gibson
Anything that gets in the way of my focus to create gets cut out of my life. It's not easy. Sometimes it's family. Sometimes it's friends. Sometimes it's the ability to have a relationship. John Zorn
To me, marriage is the ultimate mystery. Gillian Flynn
I had been on another procedural show, 'Cold Case,' for seven years, and I certainly respected the legacy of 'Law & Order,' even though I had only seen a handful of episodes. Being a dad meant the reality was that I probably knew more about Dora and Diego. But I saw the show with fresh eyes, and I wasn't coming in with a bunch of baggage. Danny Pino
And my dad drilled it in my head, you know, 'If you want it bad enough, and you're willing to make the sacrifices, you can do it. But first you have to believe in yourself. Jennie Finch
For those of us that were involved from the first days of 'Battlestar,' we were encouraged to give of ourselves and to feel that we had a voice, not just as the character but as part of the family that created the show. It changed me, certainly. Jamie Bamber
I don't think young men or women should feel pressured into marriage. You shouldn't marry anyone, in my opinion, who you have to try hard for. Rachael Ray
My family is everything. I am what I am thanks to my mother, my father, my brother, my sister... because they have given me everything. The education I have is thanks to them. Ronaldinho
My first call is always to my dad. It's really rad. What had initially drove my dad and me apart - all my stunts and antics - has brought us together, closer than we've ever been. My dad's been a huge part of my team. Steve-O
Having people I love around me - friends and family - is great, but I don't necessarily need a relationship. Olga Kurylenko
There is a gap in my work from '84 to 2002, 18 years where I stopped writing. I was working at fiction and other things and starting a school and getting married and starting a family, but I wasn't writing poetry for the better part of 15 years. Philip Schultz
My mom was a professional. My dad and mom met each other in a movie called 'New Faces of 1937.' My mom went under the name Thelma Leeds, and she did a few movies, and she was really a great singer, and when she married my dad and started to have a family, she sang at parties. Albert Brooks
My dad was a football player - a soccer player - for Manchester United, and I loved playing football, but I also happened to be the guy in class who was pretty good at sight reading. My teacher gave me scripts, and I was very comfortable. Ian McShane
If I'm home, I'll be happy. And if I'm around family, and if I'm working on projects with friends, I don't know what else I'd want to be doing. Howard Warren Buffett
To enter upon the marriage union is one of the most deeply important events of life. It cannot be too prayerfully treated. Our happiness, our usefulness, our living for God or for ourselves afterwards, are often most intimately connected with our choice. Therefore, in the most prayerful manner, this choice should be made. George Muller
I'm focused on football; focused on my family right now. Victor Cruz
By the time I'm 35, I'll probably want to have a family. I'd be happy doing that, teaching my kids to do the right things, to do good things. Brittany Howard
Head Start is designed to ensure that all children - regardless of their family's income, race, or ethnic background - are able to enter kindergarten ready to learn. Lucille Roybal-Allard
When the Internet really first started to hit, people felt this would be the death blow: after suburbs and long commutes and television and the death of the family dinner, this would be the last straw that would totally break society. Alex Steffen
Because I found myself telling the story of his family to people without the visual aids that I was able to employ by filming them eventually. But I very much knew exactly what I was going to do. Terry Zwigoff
I'm very happy for the Contreras family. They're out. Now they've got a chance to experience life the way I did as a kid. You know, his kids are going to have a real chance in life now, and the same way that I had it. Rafael Palmeiro
As a child, I had to get up early for school or work. I'd get ready by myself. I'd set my alarm to wake me up very early in the morning, and be off to work, the family driver driving me every morning. I did it alone, my parents never coming in to wake me up. Janet Jackson
I grew up in a military family, and there's something about that military-style uniform, all cleaned up, a brutal control effort the military necessarily breeds. Max Cannon
An ordinary life used to look something like this: born into a growing family, you help rear your siblings, have the first of your own half-dozen or even dozen children soon after you're grown, and die before your youngest has left home. Jill Lepore
I wasn't a bad kid. My dad left when I was young, so I didn't have much discipline, not that I'm making excuses. I was always out and about and had a good time as a kid, so I've done alright. Danny Dyer
We have a president who stole the presidency through family ties, arrogance and intimidation, employing Republican operatives to exercise the tactics of voter fraud by disenfranchising thousands of blacks, elderly Jews and other minorities. Barbra Streisand
I've always loved writing, and my heritage has been interesting, growing up in a bi-cultural family. My mother being Vietnamese and my father being French, it's like an East-West meeting in my house. Mylene Dinh-Robic
TV is like high school because you go into these series, and the people that work there have been doing it for seven years, like 'One Tree Hill,' so you are going into what is already a family - if you are accepted by that family, then it's fantastic fun. Sasha Jackson
I come from a coffee-loving family, and you can always tell when my sister and I have been around, because both of us collect all the dead coffee from everyone's morning cup, pour it over ice, and drink it. This is a disgusting habit. Laurie Colwin
I don't like feeling vulnerable. I think my mum and dad's divorce affected me more than I let on. Abbey Clancy
I think men who have a pierced ear are better prepared for marriage. They've experienced pain and bought jewelry. Rita Rudner
The first reports of AIDS closely followed the inauguration of President Ronald Reagan, whose 'family values' agenda and alliance with Christian conservatives associated AIDS with deviance and sin. Barton Gellman
My dad's a scientist, and my mom's a teacher, so I didn't grow up in a family that was into the entertainment world at all. Eloise Mumford
Sultan Mehmet had good relations with the Medici family and other powerful Italian clans, especially in Venice and Florence, and at his request, they sent him artists and craftsmen by the dozen. Stephen Kinzer
I wanted to be a senator from Illinois. I was obsessed with politics. My dad was friends with a lot of local politicians, so I would hang out with them on Election Day and hand out buttons. Somehow, even though they were opposite, I loved Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton. I thought they were the coolest guys! Ike Barinholtz
It ultimately becomes an asset to be part of a theatrical family if, indeed, you're good at what you do. Kate Burton
Because we had no other relatives living in the U.K., me, my parents and my siblings continuously journeyed abroad to bond with our extended family. Anton du Beke
My novella, 'The Lucky One,' is inspired in part by my dad and also by a Holocaust survivor I interviewed for the Steven Spielberg Survivors of the Shoah Foundation. Jenna Blum
For many of us, especially women, the gap between what we want or need and what our society expects of us is wide indeed, and we spend out lives trying to negotiate it. Trying to balance work and family, responsibilities and desires, all that stuff. It is not easy. Lee Smith
Bishop Frederick Henry of Calgary is facing at least two official objections to his public statements along with expensive hearings before the Alberta Human Rights Commission for expressing his biblical views on same sex marriage. Stockwell Day
Parents were invented to make children happy by giving them something to ignore. Ogden Nash
My mother was working on her college degree throughout my childhood, and being the youngest in the family, that meant being dragged to a lot of her classes. She majored in playwriting, so I was exposed to theatre from a very young age, and it was just the most magical world to me. I never really wanted to do anything else. Valorie Curry
When you grow up in an extended family, or in a stable neighborhood with two or three generations of families who live there, you feel seen. Not just the good things you've done, the stuff you put on your resume. You know they've seen you in your dark times, when you've messed up - but they're still there. Dean Ornish
I've just been more interested in doing film right now and I don't want to go away from my family for six months, which was what I would have had to have done if I did the play on Broadway. Mark Ruffalo
Coming from a large family makes you feel protected - you have friends and allies. Paul McGann
I'm more like my father, personality-wise. But my mom and I get alone really well - obviously, because my mom and my dad get along so well. Jenna Bush
My family was very unorthodox. My mother was very eccentric and amazing. She always treated us like adults. Laura Prepon
What I wanted to do was to earn enough money to pay for my mother's house. When my mother passed away, I wanted to buy it from the rest of my family and keep the house in the family. That was the only reason I even attempted writing for money. Dorothea Benton Frank
Migrants all over the world are pushed and pulled across borders by hunger, terror and climate change. It happened to my own family. Juan Felipe Herrera
All marriages are happy. It's the living together afterward that causes all the trouble. Raymond Hull
I'm sure there was some part of his soul was intrinsically happy, but he probably had to go through some permutations to really get that to blossom. I'm sure Dad had his challenges, but I think that joy was there from the beginning and he had to find a way to make his life support that and express that. Jennifer Grant
They were often the first students in their family to go to college and the very idea of higher education was still foreign to them. They had to make a conscious and often difficult decision to come to college. Michael N. Castle
We were always around my dad, so he wasn't absentee at all. I don't think it was normal, but it was exciting. You always had lots of creative people around, and my parents took us everywhere. Sofia Coppola
As marriage and the family institution constitute the foundation and chief cornerstone of civil society, it is of the greatest moment that the marriage-tie should never be dissolved save for the most urgent reason. I cannot assent, however, to the doctrine that it should never be dissolved at all. Joseph P. Bradley
I've always been quite mature because of the way my parents brought me up. They were very good at talking to me like a person rather than a baby, and I was around so many actors and directors from such a young age because my dad is an actor. I was more comfortable with adults rather than actually being an adult child. Saoirse Ronan
My dad was a big admirer of Sergeant York stories from the First World War. Clint Eastwood
When you live on the road, going home is a place to escape and just be with your family to unwind. Jonathan Davis
I have a four-and-a-half-, nearly five-octave range. I probably should have had extra lessons as a child, as I am certain my family heard my potential, but I didn't. I was in the choir as a schoolgirl, but really, it is all self-taught. Daphne Guinness
I've been here for nine years, and over that time, these people have become like my family. Jerry Lawler
I don't want to expose my personal life. It's best that people know me for my work. My family doesn't want to be surrounded by cameras. We want to live like any other family. A. R. Rahman
The death tax destroys family businesses and stifles investment that leads to increases in jobs and personal income. As a result, 70 percent of family-owned businesses are not passed on to the next generation and 87 percent do not make it to the third generation. Jennifer Dunn
You can't predict when a crisis might hit your family, whether it's with an elderly parent or with your children. Nancy Gibbs
Many women cut back what had to be done at home by redefining what the house, the marriage and, sometimes, what the child needs. One woman described a fairly common pattern: I do my half. I do half of his half, and the rest doesn't get done. Arlie Russell Hochschild
My greatest success story has been my family. Alex Spanos
I still feel like the same girl who grew up in Albion Park. I'm such a family girl. I haven't changed. Casey Eastham
My dad was a low budget film director. I grew up as a kid making movies, based on the love of seeing what my dad was doing. Robert Stromberg
I say homes are for families, and you have to make sure you design for the family, not just one person: kids, your wife, your grandparents need to be able to use it. Tony Fadell
I have thought you could not give everything to your books and also to your children, so for a long time, I thought if I had a child or a family, I'd think, 'How would I support them?' because basically I would stop writing. Sonya Hartnett
If you're doing television, you get to be a character for a long time, and the cast around you becomes like family. You get attached to playing that one character, and it's hard leaving them behind. Sammi Hanratty
I like the story about Henry David Thoreau, who, when he was on his death bed, his family sent for a minister. The minister said, 'Henry, have you made your peace with God?' Thoreau said, 'I didn't know we'd quarreled.' Stewart Udall
I was born in Nizhny Novgorod to a very poor family and unfortunately my father and mother separated when I was very little. Natalia Vodianova
But I don't think that it's a form of family that I would be comfortable in. I've found a way to this character and this family, but I still believe that a marriage is between two people and not seven or three. Jeanne Tripplehorn
I believed that I was being forced to sacrifice my family and my career in defense of the Communist Party, from which I had long been separated and which I had grown to dislike and distrust. Edward Dmytryk
No one in my family wrote. And there was no real introduction. I suppose I somehow blundered into it when I was about six or seven years old. I was asked what present I would like, and, without knowing why, I responded that I would like a journal. It was a beautiful journal - so beautiful that I didn't want to sully it. Imre Kertesz
The whole Kardashian family, they have a bunch of energy. Ryan Lochte
There's something I call 'Moving Day,' which I've done for the last 20 years. Look at everything in your home, then think about how you could combine things in a different way. Maybe you break up your night tables and use one in the family room; maybe the dining room sideboard becomes a console table for your television, with storage underneath. Nate Berkus
The only sensible ends of literature are, first, the pleasurable toil of writing; second, the gratification of one's family and friends; and lastly, the solid cash. Nathaniel Hawthorne
When I was 13, my family moved from a suburb of New York City to Miami, Florida, and we moved there the Friday before Labor Day weekend. Chris Bohjalian
I remember driving home one evening while they were reviewing the papers on the radio. One of the articles was about me separating from my wife. It's a weird thing to listen to a news report about the break-up of your marriage. Rory Bremner
Success is hard in general for most women. We now have such busy lives, and we're told we can do everything - you know, we can have the relationship and the marriage and the kids and the career. Cat Deeley
I have been hit from all sides, and I'm only human. They have ended up talking about the way I look, and it hurts. I have a family, and they suffer, too. It has gone over the limit, and I am tired of it. I have a wife and child, too, and I am not prepared to go on putting up with it English journalists. Luis Suarez
I consider myself really lucky to be able to visit so many parts of the world, but after all of that, I love to come home. I appreciate my own space and the world I create for myself, my family and friends. Kylie Minogue
My mom had a job, and she also took care of us, and she also took care of Dad - I always saw her pulling triple duty, doing more than I ever felt like she needed to. I made a promise to myself that it would be more of a team effort in my family someday. And because of that, I became more independent. Carrie Underwood
My mom is the backbone not just of my family but of many families. Shia LaBeouf
My parents wanted me to be a doctor, and they weren't very happy at the idea of me choosing acting as a career. Everyone in my family went to university - my older brother is a lawyer - but when they saw me for the first time at the theatre, they thought, 'OK.' They like it very much now. Caterina Murino
The single most important factor in our long-term happiness is the relationships we have with our family and close friends. Clayton M. Christensen
I think the best advice I ever got about acting was from my dad, which was, 'If they don't buy the fish on the first toss, throw it back in the wagon and go to the second house.' Which is like an old Jewish fishmongers' story about how you become a successful fish monger. Lin Shaye
I'm a good dad; I spend a lot of time with my kids. Steve Zahn
When I think of a merry, happy, free young girl - and look at the ailing, aching state a young wife generally is doomed to - which you can't deny is the penalty of marriage. Queen Victoria
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
Birth mothers choose life, and a family, for their child. But this choice is rarely celebrated. Women routinely face family, friends and even health-care providers who think that adoption equals abandonment, according to researchers and conversations with birth mothers. Nina Easton
I have such respect for guest actors. They don't know all the characters as deeply as the regulars, and the cast isn't your family, so you have more at stake. Brenda Strong
My dad played music so I was around it at a really young age. Shawna Thompson
The music that I chose during my life, it wasn't arbitrary. It was all in my family home when I was growing up. I never tried to record anything I hadn't heard before the age of 10. Otherwise, I couldn't do it authentically. Linda Ronstadt
I grew up in northern California, where it was consistently in the hundreds in the summertime. My dad didn't think he should have to turn on the air conditioning when we had a swimming pool in our backyard; it was our built-in air conditioner. Summer Sanders
Once, I was coming back from school, and there was this guy who was eve-teasing me and my friend. I had a Milton water bottle that I flung it at his face. My dad told me if you are in a crowded place and a guy eve-teases, you should make noise. I did exactly that and got people on the road to beat up the guy. Anushka Sharma
There is no doubt that, as a society, we have become blase about the importance of marriage as a stabilising influence and less inclined to prize it as a worthwhile institution. Keith O'Brien
Los Angeles is such a great meritocracy. Where can someone with my background - don't have the right family background, the right religion, the right provenance or whatever you want to call it - I come here and I'm accepted. The city's been good to me. And I want to give back. Eli Broad
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
I've always been part of comedy. One of the things about our family was that if we were reasonably funny with each other, particularly my two brothers and myself, when my father was upset with something you'd want to make sure in some way you made him laugh. Because when he didn't laugh, you were in trouble! Leslie Nielsen
I wanted to put all my family stories down for my girls, and I remember everything so vividly. I just wanted to put everything down while I still can remember it all. Sissy Spacek
Yeah, my dad bought me a guitar when I was like 10, and I didn't really want it then. Miranda Lambert
That's my prescription for a happy marriage - marry someone who doesn't do anything similar to what you do. Maxine Kumin
My grandmother, Angela, was the Fox family matriarch. She was magnetic but also wicked. She had this huge life force and was great fun, but she would play each member of the family off against each other, which could make for extremely dramatic Christmases. Emilia Fox
My whole family is in orthotics and prosthetics, so I grew up having to check for scoliosis every week. 'Come over. Let me feel your spine.' Logan Lerman
When you hold your baby in your arms the first time, and you think of all the things you can say and do to influence him, it's a tremendous responsibility. What you do with him can influence not only him, but everyone he meets and not for a day or a month or a year but for time and eternity. Rose Kennedy
What we need are not prohibitory marriage laws, but a reformed society, an educated public opinion which will teach individual duty in these matters. Alfred Russel Wallace
'Pretty Deadly' is the story of these immortal and mortal characters, and the mortals' story follows Sarah's family, a black family, through the ages. I never made the choice of, 'Oh, this is gonna be the story of an African American family!' Kelly Sue DeConnick
I have painted my family so frequently because they are the one who really affect me the most. Gerhard Richter
I definitely, definitely want a family. Tim Tebow
I had been overexposed in a particular way because my marriage to an extremely successful older man meant I was involved in his public life as well as my own. Sarah Brightman
My sense of personal strength has always come from my family. Benjamin Bratt
I am proud of all of the products in the Ed Hardy family. Christian Audigier
I moved to Lucerne, where I have lived happily with my family ever since. Carl Spitteler
I told my kids when they were little, 'Look, kids, your mother and I are screwing you up somehow. We don't understand how, or we wouldn't do it. But we're parents. So somehow we're damaging you, and I want you to know that early. So just ignore me when I go to that part of my parenting.' Pat Conroy
I wanted to become a champ - I was surrounded by champs in my family and in my neighborhood - and because of this stupid accident, I lost my opportunity. Olivier Martinez
But I also want to have a family with children one day, which is very important to me. Heidi Klum
'New Jack City' was a perfect marriage of music and film. They used a lot of musicians: myself, Christopher Williams. People that were popular because of their music were given the chance to act. And the soundtrack was incredible. Ice T
I ran to my marriage, I was happily ready to take on marriage. Mark Ruffalo
I think that marriage is, dare I say it, between a man and a woman, hopefully for life and there are all sorts of other relationships which should be acknowledged and recognised, but I don't know that they can be recognised as marriage. Tony Abbott
I'm a woman who eventually will get married and have kids - adopted at this point - but I see myself with a family and less time to commit to wanting to be a lead character. Octavia Spencer
Allowing children to spew forth whatever is on their minds in the name of openness only creates an illusion of family closeness. Neil Kurshan
When people get married young, you don't really understand the true definition of marriage. Kevin Hart
Religion is so much more than the god you pray to. The religion that you associate with, it's culture, it is family, it is background. That is something that I have always grown up with. Aasif Mandvi
Fortunately, I grew up in a traditional family where questioning was encouraged, particularly by my pandit grandfather. We are all voracious readers, seeking knowledge. I learn a lot from discussions with my wife, siblings and parents. Amish Tripathi
I will commit myself to making this state an even greater place to live, work and raise a family. I intend to reach out from border to border to hear first-hand from our citizens about their thoughts, concerns and ideas for our state. Dave Heineman
The clearest explanation for the failure of any marriage is that the two people are incompatible; that is, that one is male and the other female. Anna Quindlen
I enjoy my family a lot. I have active teenagers, and they're in soccer and choral events. Linda Sue Park
Indeed, I was so afraid to dishonour my friends and family by my indiscreet actions, that I rather chose to be accounted a fool, than to be thought rude or wanton. Margaret Cavendish
People always think I'm so calm and ethereal. But my family certainly doesn't feel that way all the time. They tease me about it. Jessica Hecht
I so rarely turned down a role, that I can't say I have any regrets in that regard. There were many roles that I would rather not have done, but having a home and family requires that we sometimes do things we would rather not. Terry O'Quinn
My dad actually had business cards made up with my sister's website and my website and all of our information. And he hands them out to people he meets. Maria Bamford
A normal recession disrupts people's lives, but a long recession destroys them. You lose output, prosperity, family stability, self-esteem, and many other qualities on what looks to be a semi-permanent basis. Matthew Yglesias
I'm afraid the parenting advice to come out of developmental psychology is very boring: pay attention to your kids and love them. Alison Gopnik
I have three older sisters, so we were a reasonably large family and, in general, a happy one. Alexander McCall Smith
I work more now because at this time of my life I am not disturbed from my aim by outside pressures such as family, passionate relationships, dealing with 'who am I?' - those complications when one is searching for one's self. Jeanne Moreau
My dad's a photographer, and my sister is a writer and a poet. My little brother is a mandolin player - he's a bluegrass musician. It's always been a part of the family. Timothy Simons
I had a lot of conversations with my family, my close friends, with my pastor, with God, and kind of came to a revelation that maybe I should be honest with myself about who I am and let that person - this woman who has lived inside me for my entire life - finally have an opportunity to live. Caitlyn Jenner
I don't allow meat in my house or in my oven. My whole family is vegetarian - and although I've given my kids the choice to order meat at a restaurant when they reach five, they're not interested. Sadie Frost
I decided he'd changed so much that a whole new book was required and that book actually I can say so was the first to say that the marriage was in trouble and the Prince didn't like at all and my book was being serialized in the Sunday Times over five weeks. Anthony Holden
I don't see myself racing at 50 years old. I enjoy racing, and that has been my whole life. But one day I will take time to look at other things. I know that everything has an end date, even life, and I also have a family and there are other things to enjoy than trying to be first into the corner and fastest out. Tom Kristensen
I think of the 'Hobbit' films as being films for the family. Evangeline Lilly
I am an eighth Chinese, and I come from a large Chinese-American family in Los Angeles. Lisa See
I love eating at my dad's pub, the Queens Arms in Kilburn. It does a traditional Albanian spinach pie. Rita Ora
Marriage has historically, as long as there's been human history, meant a man and a woman in a relationship for life. Once we change that definition, then where does it go from there? Mike Huckabee
Other than my family and my close friends, there's nothing I love more than owning the team and doing everything I can to make it a success. That's how I live. That is me. Jeffrey Lurie
There's not much of a follow-your-dreams kind of vibe in New Zealand or my family. Melanie Lynskey
My enthusiasm seems to cause my world to endlessly offer me cooperative, co-creating experiences. I'm willing and I'm eager, and not just about my writing - I feel the same way about staying in shape, enjoying my family, giving a lecture, or whatever it may be. Wayne Dyer
I can't help but recall my dad and mom. Depression era kids, 8th and 9th grade educations, clawed and scratched to make a living as dairy farmers their whole life. At least two drought cycles nearly took it all away. They just worked harder, longer... and they made it. Bob Beauprez
A family is very special. So when a family splits up, it's not good, it's never good. Aung San Suu Kyi
Jeff Kinney is tall and has a great smile, but don't be fooled, he's as slick as they come. A real player. And how he came up with a book that appeals to kids ages 8-13 baffles me. He's an unbelievably kind man with a great family. Rachael Harris
Mainstream American society finds it easiest to be tolerant when the outsider chooses to minimize the differences that separate him from the majority. The country club opens its doors to Jews. The university welcomes African-Americans. Heterosexuals extend the privilege of marriage to the gay community. Malcolm Gladwell
As I grow older and meet more and more people, I realise how lucky I am to have had a stable family environment. Both my parents had loving families but unstable upbringings, so they wanted us to have a more stable situation. Jamie Cullum
I have two children. I gave up a lot for my career, but I'm very happy for it. I've done what I've always thought was best for me and my family. Maria das Gracas Silva Foster
My dad liked a lot of Motown, but I didn't listen to it until my teenage years. John Legend
What I find appalling is the intrusive nature towards my extended family. Jeremy Corbyn
We had common interests in the beauty of the French language. We both had a tremendous love of jazz. We shared dreams of getting married and having a family, living in the country, leading an idyllic life. David Amram
My dad's a lighting director. Growing up in Hollywood, I was around the entertainment industry all the time. I knew I'd end up in show business in some capacity, eventually. Meghan Markle
My father once said, 'If you're in the desert and you're dying of thirst, are you going to drink a glass of blood or are you going to drink a glass of water?' I think what he was trying to say, interesting coming from my blood father, is sometimes there are people in your family that can be toxic. Nicolas Cage
Few are the giants of the soul who actually feel that the human race is their family circle. Freya Stark
My kids haven't watched one episode of 'Growing Pains'. I'll tell you why. When our kids were little, we never wanted Mommy or Daddy to be the celebrity mom or dad to our kids. Kirk Cameron
Dad worked in a warehouse when I was little and I didn't see him for three years as he was doing all the overtime God gave him to buy me new ballet shoes, or a new tutu. Jennifer Ellison
Every family should have the right to spend their money, after tax, as they wish, and not as the government dictates. Let us extend choice, extend the will to choose and the chance to choose. Margaret Thatcher
For me it's also - the music is equally as important. I mean I think as somebody who writes music, there just has to sort of be the marriage between both. Katey Sagal
Everybody fears the unknown. But I have a strong feeling there's something bigger than us. I don't think all this exists because some rocks happened to collide. I'm at peace. When it comes, I'll be fine, calm. I'll miss life, though. Especially my family. Roger Ailes
Your crew becomes your family and you trust the director and the other actors on the set, and it's a very safe place. Aleksa Palladino
There wasn't a bigger issue in my campaign than Obamacare. Everyone I talk to, every business, a lot of family farmers, are concerned about how this will affect them. Jason T. Smith
No fathers or mothers think their own children ugly. Miguel de Cervantes
Adoption has been a part of my life and a part of my family, so it was how I wanted to start. It felt natural and right to me. Katherine Heigl
I don't know what it feels like not to have a great family support system - I was lucky to have that. Rita Ora
I grew up in a very old-fashioned Roman Catholic, Italian-Irish family in Philly. Bradley Cooper
Actually, I find it great fun to develop family series with lots of characters. Nora Roberts
Although I grew up in London, I spent summers in Missouri, where my dad lived. It's quite a liberal town, Kansas City. You'd be surprised. Hayley Atwell
I was brought up in Zimbabwe, and there were seven of us in my family, so it was difficult to read aloud to us all. There weren't that many picture books around in the Fifties in Zimbabwe. My favourite was Heinrich Hoffmann's Struwwelpeter, which was really frightening. Korky Paul
There's lots of problem solving in any marriage, but when you have this collective goal that is a human being, it's an inspiring rally point. Ty Burrell
In my own upbringing, my family lacked the ability to provide a stable, nurturing environment. Ronnie Musgrove
I probably would have gone the M.F.A. route except I was a dad at 19, and it made more sense to go to work for a newspaper and support a kid that way. But the funny thing is, that detour became the most important step in my developing as a novelist. Jess Walter
I have a deep-seated belief that marriage is between a man and a woman exclusively. John Hogg
We have reached a new milestone as a human family. With seven billion of us now inhabiting our planet, it is time to ask some fundamental questions. How can we provide a dignified life for ourselves and future generations while preserving and protecting the global commons - the atmosphere, the oceans and the ecosystems that support us? Ban Ki-moon
My dad has ingrained that in me: 'Be accountable.' Jon Lester
I'm an artist, and I go in the studio and make my music. And then I'll give it to my dad and he does what he does. And he does, you know, the press, and figuring out shows and whatnot. When it comes to my artistic freedom, he doesn't, like, step on my toes or anything. Ashlee Simpson
I'd always been insecure. Being the fourth of five kids means attention is divided five ways, and to do this equally is impossible. I grew up feeling like the little orphan in the family, the one who didn't fit in. Suzi Quatro
Family was real important in putting me on my path. I'm so blessed to come from a home with a mother and a father. Chris Paul
Her friends say she is very funny. At a family dinner, she stood to go, and the footman very properly pulled her chair away. At that moment I asked her a question and she sat down again, except there was no chair. Everyone, including the Queen, laughed and laughed. Prince Andrew
The warrior may fight for gold or for an immediate gain, or for something to take home for the winter to feed the family. The soldier is part of a more complex society. He's fighting for a group ethic of some sort. C. J. Cherryh
It's hard for me to generalize about kids and divorce. I think every family's experience is different; some kids are devastated by it, others relieved, and so forth, no matter what generation they're from. Kate Christensen
My father was a creature of the archaic world, really. He would have been entirely at home in a Gaelic hill-fort. His side of the family, and the houses I associate with his side of the family, belonged to a traditional rural Ireland. Seamus Heaney
My dad came from Cuba when he was a teenager not speaking English. And I grew up here speaking Spanglish. That's the world in which I grew up, and that's a world in which a lot of second generation immigrants find themselves. Ted Cruz
My dad had an aunt at the turn of the century who died from diabetes, but she was the closest affected relative in my family. Bobby Clarke
My dad sacrificed many things in life for me. He abandoned a very promising and lucrative career of an army officer just so that he could continue helping me with my chess and accompanying me to tournaments. Alexandra Kosteniuk
My family is my priority. Jason McCoy
My dad and my brother have Google alerts out on me. Cassidy Freeman
I am convinced that the norm in Russia should become a family with three children. Vladimir Putin
The fact that, for so many generations, ordinary, everyday Americans came out of the closet and told their family and friends about who they are has laid the foundation for public sentiment to change. They got comfortable in their own skins to be able to share themselves with family and friends. This is where social change took place. Mark Takano
Marriage: a ceremony in which rings are put on the finger of the lady and through the nose of the gentleman. Herbert Spencer
I only have two things in my life, my family and work. If there's any time left over, then I play sports. Mark Zandi
Real family values have gone down the drain in modern families. Wes Borland
People should be allowed to marry, and gay marriage should be out there. If a man or a woman has a good partner and they love each other with their heart and soul, let them marry. I am very much for gay marriage. Pierce Brosnan
I went through this delayed-adolescence thing. I didn't want to be tied down to a family. Randy Quaid
My family and I cook at home almost every day together. The kitchen is the central and most important room in the house; it's a great way for us to connect. We love going to the farmer's market on Sundays as a family and choosing the ingredients together. Jose Andres Puerta
When I get married, it'll be no secret. Elvis Presley
Life goes by really fast, and it seems that there are times when you're burying a lot of friends and family. And then there are times that feel really precious and everybody is doing okay. This is one of those times. Amy Grant
There's an honesty in our family - my kids and I are able to talk about things without me putting the fear of God into them. Billie Joe Armstrong
There are certain topics songwriters stay away from because it's hard to go there. I didn't sit down and go, 'I want to write something about my dad now.' Robert Coppola Schwartzman
What I believe is that marriage is between a man and a woman, but what I also believe is that we have an obligation to make sure that gays and lesbians have the rights of citizenship that afford them visitations to hospitals, that allow them to be, to transfer property between partners, to make certain that they're not discriminated on the job. Barack Obama
My encounters with racism are sort of second-hand situations where I might be standing around with a group of white friends and someone makes a comment that they wouldn't make at my family reunion. Wentworth Miller
My dad was the funniest guy I ever knew. Russell Peters
Luckily because I had a family and children, my priorities changed. I mean, I'm very passionate about my work but I have other interests and other things that balance my life. Penelope Ann Miller
What is a normal childhood? We weren't rich, we were pretty middle-class. My dad survived from job to job; with him taking care of so many relatives, he couldn't save any money. Charlie Sheen
We are quick to stick labels on others - especially those who don't fit in with the norm. 'Harold Fry' is about a broken marriage; 'Perfect' is about a broken person. They are both about finding kindness where you least expect it. Rachel Joyce
The only things that are really permanent are love, family, friendship, and that is a lesson. At the end of the day, that's really what it boils down to. The rest of it is just stuff. Jared Kushner
I come from a middle class family, and my parents weren't too supportive of my career choices. Kangna Ranaut
I would say the most help I got was from my dad. My dad is a civil engineer in Switzerland; he's 90 years old now, so he's no longer active as a civil engineer, but still a very active person. Claude Nicollier
My daddy, Rev. A. D. King, my granddaddy, Martin Luther King, Senior - we are a family of faith, hope and love. Alveda King
When I was a kid growing up in the States in the late '70s and early '80s, as soon as 'Dallas' came on on a Friday night on CBS at 9 P.M., we stopped everything from that moment on as a family. John Barrowman
With 'Arrested Development,' we tried showing the deep disdain that connects a family. We wanted to hold up a mirror to American society. And, just as predicted, America looked away. Mitchell Hurwitz
In December 1998, I considered myself an expert on love. I was almost a year into a relationship, one that had grown more slowly than I had wished, but once it flowered it was much more stimulating than any marriage or relationship I had known. Jane Smiley
I think 'Tattoo's a song that can go so many different ways. Some people think of it as a break-up song, but, for me, it's about somebody who comes into your life and really touches you - be they a friend, a family member or someone you're in a relationship with. Jordin Sparks
I do not see my family life in any way, shape, or form as an opportunity for a photo. Shania Twain
I think the sense of family and family achievement, plus the discipline which I received there from that one-room school were really very helpful in what I did later on. Alan Shepard
My dad is a huge rock n' roll lead guitar fan. Slash
Although my dad was a doctor, we weren't necessarily a super-artsy family. We were just a classic, traditional family who got to take a lot of piano lessons and became a bunch of musicians. Lisa Loeb
It definitely puts a strain on family life - I miss them like mad. Being a working mother I've been juggling house and career from day one. I want to hold out for telly for the second half of the year. Louise Jameson
My mother had a son from previous marriage and her husband died in Second World War. Mikhail Baryshnikov
My experiences in life are getting bigger and better. The more stuff I do, the more stuff I talk about - having kids, traveling, going through relationship problems, dealing with things in my own family. All that stuff builds character. Kevin Hart
I was born in Westchester, NY. I grew up around the Rye Brook area, and then I moved to White Plains with my family. Jennifer Damiano
But I think it's up to a local congregation to determine whether or not a marriage should be blessed of God. And it shouldn't be up to the government. Tony Campolo
When you're born into a showbiz family, the deck is stacked against you. John Darnielle
If you want to know how your girl will treat you after marriage, just listen to her talking to her little brother. Sam Levenson
The only good husbands stay bachelors: They're too considerate to get married. Finley Peter Dunne
I've been living. I've been doing the writing thing. I've been being the family man. I've been traveling the world. I been to, like, 18 cities last year. I've been getting my thoughts together, trying to figure out what's going on with hip-hop itself. Raekwon
I'm not actually sure that actors or artists should be allowed to have a family, because the focus you need, the egotism, the myopia, is just taking away from the relationship. John Rhys-Davies
Sometimes in TV, it can get really stale, especially if you're doing these 23-episode years. It's a lot of work, and to put your family through that, on a location, is not always the greatest thing in the world. Jeffrey Dean Morgan
I have Muslim members of my family. I have lived in Muslim countries. Barack Obama
Nobody, man or woman, has ever wrecked a good marriage. Jimmy Dean
My friends and family always thought I was pretty funny, but I don't know if they thought I was get-my-own-show funny. Nick Kroll
In the theatre, as anyone knows who's even done amateur theatre all their lives, you immediately find a family there. Because you're under stress, you're trying to create something, you're putting on a show, you find brothers and sisters right away. Saul Rubinek
I grew up in a family of filmmakers, so I always wanted to make films about animals, especially comical films. Something about animals amuses me. And they have a great mystery. It's the same mystique some people might feel looking at the stars or the ocean. Isabella Rossellini
We're actually building onto the house to make it bigger because we want to start a family. Traci Bingham
I'm in an interracial marriage. Harold Ford, Jr.
I'm not sure what the future holds but I do know that I'm going to be positive and not wake up feeling desperate. As my dad said 'Nic, it is what it is, it's not what it should have been, not what it could have been, it is what it is.' Nicole Kidman
Family is a unique gift that needs to be appreciated and treasured, even when they're driving you crazy. As much as they make you mad, interrupt you, annoy you, curse at you, try to control you, these are the people who know you the best and who love you. Jenna Morasca
Marriage, a market which has nothing free but the entrance. Michel de Montaigne
I love my real mom and dad; I love them both equally. Imogen Poots
My family came over from Spain about nine generations ago. I was born in San Diego, but by the time I was four days old, I was on a flight back to Spain because that's where my family was living at the time. Bitsie Tulloch
I think that if I were in a satisfying marriage, I would probably choose monogamy, but I wouldn't want that to be a requirement. Jamie Johnson
Because my parents, growing up, they worked hard. Everyone in my family woke up early in the morning. I used to see my mother and my father go off to work, and come back and, no matter what, they had time for the kids. Herschel Walker
I think there's a karmic purpose that souls make before they decide to come into people's bodies and become someone's parent, or become someone's child. Maybe my dad disappearing was his way of giving me material with which to work, or a predisposition to feel heightened emotions. Bat for Lashes
It's a lot of work to make a marriage work. Just because you have been married for a while doesn't mean you can sit back and relax. You still have to be on your toes. A marriage needs constant attention. Malaika Arora Khan
Marriage is an alliance entered into by a man who can't sleep with the window shut, and a woman who can't sleep with the window open. George Bernard Shaw
It was difficult when I was very young because I was so separated from my family. When I was at school or acting in a play, I felt very much part of something, and then it would always change, and I would be by myself. Kim Cattrall
There's so many things I want to do. I want to work with great filmmakers, great actors, great scripts. And there's no reason for me to do anything short of that, because I'm 24, I don't have a family, I don't need to make tons of money, and I'm not dying to get famous. Tobey Maguire
A lot of people, sometimes they're so stuck on, 'I gotta get married, I gotta get married.' They forget that the really important thing is to have a healthy home, a healthy family, a healthy environment for your kids and to have everything going in a good, peaceful way. Camila Alves
For every veteran who goes through a divorce, a wife goes through one, too. For every veteran alone in the basement, there is a wife upstairs, bewildered, isolated and in despair from the dark clouds of war that hangs over family life. Karl Marlantes
My dad is an attorney. I've always been interested in it. My sons are probably going to law school. Rob Lowe
I'm just going to try and be a good dad and not spoil the kid: give him love and encouragement but also discipline. Me and my woman, we don't want him to feel too entitled. Julian Casablancas
My father worked on assembly lines in Detroit while I was growing up. Every day, I watched him do what he needed to do to support the family. But he told me, 'Life is short. Do what you want to do.' Anita Baker
Only with our government are you given a certificate at birth, a license at marriage, and a bill at death. Jennifer Dunn
The thing that always attracted me to New York was the sense of being in a place where a lot of people had a lot of stories not unlike mine. Everybody comes from somewhere else. Everyone's got a Polish grandmother, some kind of metamorphosis in their family circumstances. That's a very big thing - the experience of not living where you started. Salman Rushdie
My parents got divorced when I was around a year old. My dad was essentially a nonentity in my life until I got to be about 16 or so. My mom was a flight attendant for PanAm, so I moved all over the world. London, Rio de Janeiro. Tucker Max
The nations of the West hope that by means of steam communication all the world will become as one family. Townsend Harris
Actually I was born in 1940 in Blackpool because my family lived in Manchester but Manchester was being bombed. So my mother was sent away to Blackpool to have me and then went back; so I lived my first eighteen years in Manchester and then emigrated to the States when I was eighteen. John Mahoney
Husbands are like fires - they go out when they're left unattended. Cher
I was an educated girl. I'd done very well in school. I had a good point average and graduated from USC as an English teacher. My dad didn't even finish high school. Marlo Thomas
There is a big misconception about arranged marriage. Yes, it can mean that you meet someone and then have to marry them, but this was my mother saying, 'I'm going to introduce you to so-and-so - If you don't like them, fair enough.' Archie Panjabi
If it's not working before you get married, marriage isn't going to fix it. Courtney Thorne-Smith
Be fair in all your dealings, may it be in your family or in your business. At the end of it all, what matters is not how much money you make but how honest you are. Andrew Gotianun
I grew up in a Ukrainian Catholic-turned-Christian household, and that is my family's faith. Vera Farmiga
The Chinese have a habit of reading. Many families regard books as the most valuable family asset. Li Yuanchao
Neither my mom nor my dad ever bought me any comic books. Certainly not for Christmas. I suspect that doing so would have violated the Parents' Code. Michael Dirda
Never get married in college; it's hard to get a start if a prospective employer finds you've already made one mistake. Elbert Hubbard
I come from an Italian family. One of the greatest and most profound expressions we would ever use in conversations or arguments was a slamming door. The slamming door was our punctuation mark. Mario Batali
Now that virtually every career is an option for ambitious girls, it can no longer be considered regressive or reactionary to reintroduce discussion of marriage and motherhood to primary education. We certainly do not want to return to the simplistic duality of home economics classes for girls and wood shop for boys. Camille Paglia
I'm at a stage in my life when I want a wife and a family. Michael Flatley
One, if you attack my integrity, I will defend myself. If you attack my patriotism, I will defend myself. If you come after my family, I will counter-attack viciously, I will destroy you. Scott Ritter
I try to stay centered in my faith and my family and the close people around me. Tim Tebow
Have you ever heard of a good marriage growing in front of the cameras? Brigitte Bardot
Tammy Faye, I pray for every day. I really liked her. I wanted to be in their family. Jessica Hahn
I've been able to help my family financially since making my first hit record. I bought my parents a house. My husband and I have a property in Portugal and one in Mumbles, Wales, and my family are always coming out to visit us. It has been fantastic to have such a successful career and to have been able to help everyone. Bonnie Tyler
Having sisters is the best. I have a different relationship with each of them. I go to Kim for fashion advice, Khloe is always boy and family advice, and Kourtney is like another mother to me. Kylie Jenner
I think my customers, my fans are really like my family now - it's like a movement of fabulosity. Kimora Lee Simmons
When it comes to women, there has been a tendency to define women in sports in the context of their relationships - they watch games because their husbands watch. They're interested because their kids play a sport. They buy tickets to a sporting event because it's a way to spend time with family. Indra Nooyi
Nobody, who has not been in the interior of a family, can say what the difficulties of any individual of that family may be. Jane Austen
All I want to do is be a good dad, but I'm pretty bad at it. Jim Gaffigan
Sometimes film is just the family business. Some families are generations of carpenters or farmers, or they make clothes, or they're all lawyers. I'm in the family business. Danny Huston
Seriously, I wanted to be an artist because I saw that it meant endless possibilities. I came from a badly managed family background, so art was a way of reinventing myself. Sam Taylor-Wood
In a family business, you grow up with close contact to the business, whatever it is, and the beer business is certainly a very social type of business. Carlos Alvarez
There's no need to let your family know the details of what you throw out or donate. You can leave communal spaces to the end. The first step is to confront your own stuff. Marie Kondo
In the fall term of 1933-34 I was on my family farm in Maine. Stephen Cole Kleene
In the richest country in the history of the world, this Obama economy has crushed the middle class. Family income has fallen by $4,000, but health insurance premiums are higher, food prices are higher, utility bills are higher, and gasoline prices have doubled. Today more Americans wake up in poverty than ever before. Mitt Romney
If my dad was alive, I wouldn't have gone to boarding school, and I wouldn't have had the success I've had. Jason Day
I have very few friends. I have a handful of close friends, and I have my family, and I haven't known life to be any happier. Brad Pitt
The thing is, I don't take anything for granted anymore - my family, my music, you name it. Alex Lifeson
My dad's the one who's always been there; he's my hero, you could say. Even when he was working, he'd do anything for me. He's been the biggest influence in my life. Gareth Bale
My dad played rugby, so I used to watch a lot of rugby union and rugby league. Ryan Giggs
After I got my law degree and business degree, I went to work for my family, and I spent two years at Hyatt doing a training program. I was really interested in real estate - one reason was that nobody in my family was doing that. I was looking for a place where I could be successful doing something that was my own. Penny Pritzker
Mum and dad thought I was going to say I was pregnant. I said oh no, no, I've just been nominated for a Golden Globe. They were like, oh that's lovely, love. Melissa George
I had a dozen years to act before starting a family, then found that motherhood dwarfed everything else. Once or twice a year, I take a project that appeals to me for its redeeming social value. Sissy Spacek
Cancer has shown me what family is. It showed me a love that I never knew really existed. Michael Douglas
My father was champion of North Africa and he beat the European champ. He was very good, a professional for 12 years. We're from a big family of boxers. My father has seven brothers. Olivier Martinez
In 'Bras & Broomsticks,' Rachel Weinstein gets the shock of her life when she discovers that her mom and her younger sister, Miri, are both... witches! In 'Frogs & French Kisses,' Rachel and her witchy family are back - Miri is busy zapping up ways to save the world, while Mom has gone boy crazy and become a magicaholic. Sarah Mlynowski
My dad's paternal grandparents were musically inclined. And I remember as a little kid going to visit them in their senior building, and they were, like, the stars of the building, especially hosting and performing in their senior talent show. Aaron Lazar
When you do movies, it's you have a 3-month family and then everybody goes away and then joins another family, you know? Ashton Kutcher
It's always so hard when people assume someone cheated or broke up a marriage, when the truth may actually be much more complicated. Christian Borle
I get letters constantly from all over the world, telephone calls from America, Brazil, Australia, all over, especially on my birthday. A family? I have a huge international family. That's all I need. Renata Tebaldi
Mr. Speaker, we have reached a point in history where some have forgotten that it is the family, not the government, that is the fundamental building block of our society. Jim Ryun
I'm so proud that my offspring became a musician. I'm full of awe that we are able to have a whole family live the life of artists. Maxine Hong Kingston
At best the family teaches the finest things human beings can learn from one another generosity and love. But it is also, all too often, where we learn nasty things like hate, rage and shame. Barbara Ehrenreich
I was the oldest of the children in my family. I had to do a lot of diaper-changing and lunch-making. I was taking my little sister to ballet, picking up my brother, sort of being a super-nanny. Vin Diesel
The nature of fashion is family. Alber Elbaz
My whole damn family was nice. I don't think I've imagined it. It's true. Maybe it has to do with being brought up as Christian Scientists. Half of my relatives were Readers or Practitioners in the church. Henry Fonda
I believe marriage is a human right, not a state right. Martin O'Malley
My dad is a motorcycle guy, not some Hollywood dude. Shia LaBeouf
My friends are my family. Ian Mckellen
I have to protect my family and have a life with them that is completely private. Youssou N'Dour
The United States Supreme Court has repeatedly held that marriage is one of the most fundamental rights that we have as Americans under our Constitution. Ted Olson
I try to be really hippie about things. I'm uptight in all the ways that are really important, but the things my husband and family can benefit from my uptightness, I'm completely lacking. Amanda Peet
Conservatives tend to see the world more in terms of good-versus-evil and, for some of them, the nightmare is a disarmed citizenry that can be preyed upon by criminals. They know that having a gun in the house would increase the risk of an accident for a member of their family, but they're willing to take that risk. Jonathan Haidt
I've got a pretty wide range of stuff that I'm interested in in life. But producing... it gives me a lot more time at home to spend with my family as opposed to being away on location shooting nights for months at a time. Mark Wahlberg
I would rather start a family than finish one. Don Marquis
I will become an old, wrinkly lady one day and what will matter are my friends and my family and people who love me. Sara Paxton
We grew up in a very demanding environment. Dad expects us to prove ourselves... so my siblings and I worked hard to reach what we have today, and I guess we have to continue working hard to maintain it. Teresita Sy-Coson
You really have to stay true to yourself, as cheesy as that sounds. And you cannot take no for an answer, and you have to dream big. I think that's the greatest thing my family ever taught me: if you're going to dream, you have to dream so big. Ksenia Solo
The real estate business was something Dad and I could do together. Ross Perot, Jr.
I think for a long time I wasn't really out to myself growing up in Omaha, Neb., to a Catholic conservative family. It took me a while to come out to myself, and not long after that, I came out to them. I think that it really couldn't have been a better experience. They were all immediately supportive. Laura Ricketts
From early morning to late at night, it's such an interesting life, and I'm healthy and free, and that's not so easy with a family. Olav Thon
You have to fight for your marriage, do whatever it takes. The commitment has to be there. And if you don't have a sense of humor, I don't know how anybody makes it. Kay Robertson
My dad was an entrepreneurial businessman, and maybe I got some of his ability. Thomas Jane
It destroys you when people say complete mistruths about your family. Alexi Giannoulias
My family is almost exactly like the one in 'Monsoon Wedding'. We are very open, fairly liberal, loud people. Mira Nair
My first marriage was totally unsuitable and shouldn't have happened. It was a whirlwind, rebound thing. I was 23 or 24 - a baby. Carol Vorderman
Our black president can't say that he's for gay marriage. That is upsetting to me. Mario Cantone
Within our culture, every school has a swimming pool. We lived on the coast. People swam in the surf. It's a very sporty nation and at that particular time anyone who had an artistic bent was very much an outsider. So if you liked reading or ideas or playing the piano then your dad viewed you as a sissy, basically. Geoffrey Rush
Finding extracurricular activities with your husband that are unrelated to children, family and work is a priority. Mariella Frostrup
I really appreciate the British part of my family. Helle Thorning-Schmidt
I am not in politics. 'President Mutombo?' No, no, no. There has never been a politician in my family, and I am not going to try to be the first one. Dikembe Mutombo
I was always fast; I was always racing guys that were older than me and beating them, so I always had speed. I was able to make good cuts at a young age, on the side of the house with my dad, going through different plays, working on cuts and stuff like that. Adrian Peterson
I had a working mother. She worked for IBM. My dad lived in another town - not very far away, but another town. So food was - I guess food was my friend. John Schneider
I like wearing my dad's sweaters because I knew that he wore them when he held me when I was a baby. Troian Bellisario
When I was 13, I moved from New Jersey to Germany with my family. The high school was so supportive of my dream to continue with my theater training; instead of taking PE, I would get credit for dance lessons. Nina Arianda
Women and girls are disproportionately affected by landmines. They have different needs when it comes to education about risks. And they may face greater challenges when a family member is killed or injured. Ban Ki-moon
I just use my life story as a kind of device on which to hang comic observations. It's not my interest or instinct to tell the world anything pertinent about myself or my family. Bill Bryson
I'm not a kid. You don't get in this business for anonymity. It's not like I have posters of myself on the wall, but at the same time, I'm kind of ready for a little bit of it, but I worry for my little one, and my family - their privacy. That's what I'm more protective of. Hugh Jackman
I'd say my mother made more of a difference to me than anyone else did. I know that's a conventional and perhaps mundane answer, but my family was blown apart at the start of World War II. Herb Kelleher
Love came in wounded and frantic ways to my dismaying family. Pat Conroy
Wherever I go, there's always a child, an old woman, that comes to me and wants to meet me. Not because I am famous but because they suffered with my family. Elian Gonzalez
I think togetherness is a very important ingredient to family life. Barbara Bush
I was so ready to become a mom. Actually, I was ready secondarily to become a mom. I was so ready to have the intimacy and commitment of marriage. Alanis Morissette
My fans are my family, because they understand me and I understand them. Young Jeezy
I think church and state should remain entirely separate at all costs, and that the decision of religious marriage should be of each faith to debate and decide free of political influence. Adam Rickitt
When I was young, I had two older sisters, and since I was the youngest in my family, my mom took me around with her all the time. I was forever with her when she was having coffee in the middle of the afternoon with her three sisters. And they would talk about men. I absorbed a lot of that. Richard LaGravenese
Above all, we must have great respect for these people who also suffer and who want to find their own way of correct living. On the other hand, to create a legal form of a kind of homosexual marriage, in reality, does not help these people. Pope Benedict XVI
The dark side is when you are with family and friends, and you have paparazzi screaming at you - that's been hard to deal with. Dev Patel
My family is well, and that's what's important. Penny Marshall
That's what I do this for, to secure my family's future. I don't care about anything else. I'm able to spoil people, and that's the best thing. Conor McGregor
I'm lucky in that I have close friends and family and my agent to advise me. Imogen Poots
When you look at statistics for the white community alone, you see that we've become two separate worlds in which the successful are educated and wait to have children until they are married, and those in poverty are primarily those without higher education and with children outside of marriage. Rand Paul
I'm lucky I've been able to spend a lot of time with my family. James Fox
I have a shallow understanding of what it means to be alive, and I know certain things about parenting and being a wife and doing the school run. I know little bits, but I'm really a paddler on a beach. Tamsin Greig
No one in my family was a reader of literary fiction. So, I didn't have encouragement, but I didn't have discouragement, because I don't think anybody knew what that meant. Amy Tan
My real name is Alfonso. My grandfather and dad are also Alfonso, so I was the third. So my mom just gave me the nickname Trey because I was the third. Trey Burke
There are powerful emotions that bring two people together in wonderful harmony in a marriage. Satan knows this, and would tempt you to try these emotions outside of marriage. Do not stir emotions meant to be used only in marriage. Richard G. Scott
My brother married young, and his is the best marriage I know. Maeve Binchy
Every family in America knows they have to do a budget. Every small business in America knows they have to do a budget. Every local government, every state, knows they have to do a budget. John Boehner
I would prefer to have no money but to have a nice family and good friends around. Li Na
Some have said that 'Frankenstein' is a story of a bad parenting giving rise to a troubled child. Dave Morris
I would vote for the man who's lived life, who's done different occupations, who's been out in the real world and struggled to make a living, struggled to raise a family, struggled with life as it exists. So I'd vote for experience, honest experience. Oliver Stone
My mother is very emotional as well, but my dad is more of the guts of the family. He was the main preacher, so he kind of had this little Pentecostal flair, but they are born-again. Katy Perry
I know my dad is a big Internet freak, and he's been known to be a Wikileaker. Anthony Kiedis
My dad was a terrible father. Dreadful. But he had a very difficult childhood. He was fostered - he never knew who his father was. So he had a very different attitude to family and kids. I don't have any issues. I'm not suffering some secret angst. Mark Billingham
I was born and raised in New York, but my family on both sides is of Italian descent. Aida Turturro
Marriage commissioners who choose not to marry homosexuals are being fired. A Knights of Columbus chapter in British Columbia is in court because it chooses not allow a lesbian group to use its facility for marriage ceremonies. The list goes on. Stockwell Day
My family aren't performers. They're just normal people. They don't understand this entertainment world. They just think it's mental. They have no idea what I'm doing in America. Jay Ryan
I would definitely like to have a family, and whether that's with a man or a woman doesn't really matter to me. I've already got my friend who's going to be the donor, so that's taken care of. Just give me a few years and we'll go from there. Kristanna Loken
Growing up in Ireland, when my family received important news, good or bad, we would boil water and make tea. It was the first thing I did when my father died in 1984. This ritual allowed me a moment to take in the enormity of what had happened. Roma Downey
I get excited about people doing stuff, and to whom I want to give. And I believe in giving back to people who have helped me and my family in the past. The key is getting excited. Michael Hintze
A lot of times I think people, when they're doing a movie that's a family movie, they're worried about this being too esoteric or too dark or too weird. Bill Hader
There is also an epidemic of infertility in this country. There are more women who have put off child-bearing in favor of their professional lives. For them, the only way they are going to have a family is to adopt from China. Iris Chang
Marriage is good for those who are afraid to sleep alone at night. St. Jerome
When I go back to family reunions everybody goes, 'Hey cousin! Hey Auntie!' And I'm like, 'Okay I don't know you, I have no idea who you are.' I am auntie and cousin for so many and even the ones in prison call me collect. And I'll be like, 'Which of my family members are giving you this phone number?' Sherri Shepherd
I had a very turbulent and painful childhood, like many people. I left for college when I was 16 years old and up until that point I'd lived in five different family configurations. Each one ended or changed through a death or some terrible loss. Sharon Salzberg
I grew up in a household that was a labor household. My dad was a Teamster and a milk truck driver. My mother was a secretary. Neither of them got through high school. But they worked hard and they gave me very, very important opportunities to go to school, get a good education. Dick Gephardt
I never got on the course with my dad, but to be playing golf with my kids - that's a dream. Mark Wahlberg
Riding a bicycle is the summit of human endeavour - an almost neutral environmental effect coupled with the ability to travel substantial distances without disturbing anybody. The bike is the perfect marriage of technology and human energy. Jeremy Corbyn
A number of bloggers in economics and the financial sector have risen to prominence through the sheer strength of their work. Note it was not their family connections nor ties to Ivy League schools or elite banks, but rather the strength of their research, analysis and writing. Barry Ritholtz
It is truly not fun to be the family that sticks out in an all-white community. On the other side, I have five brothers and sisters; we all look exactly the same, and we're very, very tight. The lessons about race were not pleasant, but there are things that I loved about my childhood. Soledad O'Brien
He shouldn't be alone at a time like this. This is a special time for me to be around as much as I can. He needs his family and his friends and his fans. Joseph Jackson
The science can tell you that the thousands of pseudo-scientific parenting books out there - not to mention the 'Baby Einstein' DVDs and the flash cards and the brain-boosting toys - won't do a thing to make your baby smarter. That's largely because babies are already as smart as they can be; smarter than we are in some ways. Alison Gopnik
Marriage, like death, is a debt we owe to nature. Julia Ward Howe
Education to me is the most important thing that we've got going in this country. I mean, a lot of my family are teachers. I was the recipient of a great public education, and I see that's one of the first things that we're going to go, 'What are we going to raise?' The ignorant masses. Craig T. Nelson
The Philippines, it has a politics of patronage. Family and favors, in addition to the old cliche of guns, goons and gold, really do still hold a lot of sway. Miguel Syjuco
I was in and out of Yes six times. Someone once likened it to Liz Taylor and Richard Burton's marriage where we couldn't live with or without each other. There's an element of truth, and I last left in 2005. Rick Wakeman
I'm pretty blessed when it comes to clear skin. I owe that to being Cape Verdian. My whole family has great skin. My grandfather is 80 but doesn't look a day over 50. And we all love the sun, too, so blessed is an understatement! Amber Rose
I played the piano as a boy for six years, from the time I was six to 12 years old. My piano lessons ended when my father died because our family had no more money. I used to have a mestiza teacher. She'd come once a week to teach me piano lessons, and she'd bribe me each time with an apple; otherwise, I wouldn't play. John Gokongwei
I just love kids. As a kid, I grew up in a poor country with a poor family that had nothing. I loved anyone who could come into my life, in from the outside, and give me advice that could help me succeed. I believe that there are a lot of people who came into my life that made me Dikembe Mutombo. Dikembe Mutombo
Certainly, my father would not want to see me destroy myself in this business, as so many people in our family have been destroyed. I try to take good care of myself, but we are fighting the good fight, and the truth is powerful. Sam Sheppard
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
Marriage destroyed my relationship with two wonderful men. Marilyn Monroe
Using the Africanist model, each generation should take the family name to a higher place. My father's folks were sharecroppers in South Carolina. He went to Harlem. They were still poor, but they moved up. If my parents didn't do this and offer me this background, I wouldn't be here. Ving Rhames
There is a great degree of comfort with your family when you're on a TV show. Gillian Jacobs
Coming to terms with the fact that my marriage was a failure was devastating and very difficult. I blamed myself for a lot of things. It took me a very long time to get over it. Sarah McLachlan
I do interviews and signings and readings and all of these people just hang off my every word. And then I go home and have dinner with my family and nobody lets me get a word in. Kathy Reichs
I've given it my all. I've done my best. Now, I'm ready with my family to begin the next phase of our lives. Richard M. Daley
I was born in 1976. I grew up in a traditional Mexican family. As a child, I had a pretty normal life: I would go to school, play with my friends and cousins. But then my father became President of Mexico, and my life changed. Emiliano Salinas
If somebody doesn't want to cook at home or has more family members than they have room for, then it's great to be in a city that's got restaurants that are actually busy on the holidays. Danny Meyer
My mum left my dad when I was six months old, so I don't know him at all. I had no male figures in my life, really. I had my godfather, but he's more like a grandfather, so I was quite sheltered. I've never tried to find my father. Catherine Tate
Everything I have, my career, my success, my family, I owe to America. Arnold Schwarzenegger
My dad had premature gray. I was always the one with the most energy, the one who continued to practice longer. I ran up and down the stairs of different stadiums. I didn't feel the need to cover up the fact that I was losing my hair or it was graying. When you're on a team, age is only a factor when you're talking in the locker room. Cal Ripken, Jr.
Having to go through an intervention and family counseling is a wonderful experience. I would almost recommend it to anybody. It opens a lot of communication, and it opens old sores, but once it is opened and hashed out, the rewards are far greater. Susan Ford
I think like any marriage, especially when you've had divorced parents like myself; you want to try even harder to make it work. Princess Diana
Children are to be born into a family where the parents hold the needs of children equal to their own in importance. And children are to love parents and each other. Henry B. Eyring
Marriage has historically been in the domain of the States to regulate. Corrine Brown
My role model is my dad. Seann William Scott
We had a few non-fiction books at home, but my dad was of the opinion that fiction was a complete and utter waste of time because it wasn't real - so what was the point of reading it? Malorie Blackman
When I was a kid, my mother's parenting style teetered between benign neglect and intense bouts of violence. Ariel Gore
I find my husband's family history fascinating, as they can trace the family lineage back to ancestors who fought, and died, in the first battle of the Revolution, as well as to many other interesting people. Kim Edwards
As a former recipient of these services I can honestly say that the overwhelming majority of TANF recipients are hard-working Americans who are down on their luck, and just want an opportunity to better their lives and those of their family through work and access to education. Gwen Moore
I know that Montana is the greatest place in the world to raise a family, to start and grow a business. You know it, and I know it and now we will tell the world. Brian Schweitzer
I think I was always looking for that perfect woman, who obviously doesn't exist. I wanted to be married. I wanted more kids. I'm a family man, at heart. Rod Stewart
I don't know much about only children. I was the middle one of three, and if ever I was alone with mum and dad, it was a rare moment. Elizabeth Hurley
In the old parts of Nice, the family tables are out in the cobbled streets so that you can't drive past. They insist you join them at midnight on a hot July evening. So that's just what you do, abandoning the car. Mary Quant
I'll back up anything my dad says. Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
People think in Hollywood there's a family, where everybody gets together talks about stuff and we all know each other, and it's just not that way at all to me. David Lynch
There's virtually nothing made up in 'The Immigrant.' So much of the film came from somewhere in my family's past. All the details are from my own family. James Gray
On the question of marriage, as in all other respects, Lutheranism is a compromise, a bridge between two logical views of the universe: the Catholic-Christian and the Individualistic Monist. And bridges are made to go over, not to stand upon. Ellen Key
Today's kitchen is all about a well-planned space that makes cooking a completely interactive experience among family and friends. Candice Olson
Short of baseball and my family, it was gaming. And gaming is a $20-million to $200-million multi-year effort. It's an insane, stupid and utterly irresponsible act. But I did it. Curt Schilling
My mom says that my dad coerced me into choosing the cello. He says that's not entirely true. I don't remember; I was three. Joshua Roman
I was born to a Nigerian dad and a Kenyan mom, and coming to the States was really academic. Dayo Okeniyi
There is a real sense of anger among many people who are married that the government, any government, thinks it has the ability to change the definition of an institution like marriage. Philip Hammond
My dad was always super-active and got me in the gym at a young age. He wanted me to be health-conscious. 'Healthy body, healthy mind'; that's what he preached to me. Scott Eastwood
The art of living demands that our interest in bringing forth flowers in our family life equal the interest we take in bringing them forth in our window gardens. So long as their home-life aesthetics have not become ethics, women need not expect husbands, children, or servants to feel happy in the homes of their creation. Ellen Key
I went to my dad when I was 17 and said, 'I want to be a country music star.' Which every dad loves to hear. And he said, 'I want you to go to college.' So we had a discussion. And I'm pretty stubborn. I'm a lot like him. And he said, 'If you go to college and graduate, I'll pay your first six months of rent in Nashville.' So he bribed me. Eric Church
What harsh judges fathers are to all young men! Terence
I married him because he told me it was the only way he could protect me. If we were just manager and client, my family could do whatever they wanted to get me back, but if I was his wife, they couldn't. LaToya Jackson
Our family, from day one, has only sought the simple truth in this matter. Sam Sheppard
I think it is important for working moms to recognize that family is the most important. Paula Broadwell
Through devotion, your family cares become more peaceful, mutual love between husband and wife becomes more sincere, the service we owe to the prince more faithful, and our work, no matter what it is, becomes more pleasant and agreeable. Saint Francis de Sales
In interviews I gave early on in my career, I was quoted as saying it was possible to have it all: a dynamic job, marriage, and children. In some respects, I was a social adolescent. Jessica Savitch
Education helps you to be a well-rounded person, period. It teaches you how to take in information and data, process it, and use it for life building. Education was key in my family. You were going to college. Yolanda Adams
I believe that everyone can appreciate the right of a family to grieve the loss of a loved one in peace, regardless of anyone's position on the war in Iraq and Afghanistan. Dave Reichert
I thought that once we were out of the baby stage, parenting would be a breeze. Tori Spelling
Both my parents were migrant workers who came to the U.K. in the Fifties to better themselves. The culture I grew up in was to work hard, save hard and to look after your family. Sanjeev Bhaskar
Truthfully, I'm still Corey Hart, Dad, first. Corey Hart
I suppose I am a frustrated musician so I annoy my family by playing guitar in the house. I used to be into acoustic stuff but my son Joseph is learning drums, so now I have an electric guitar and we play Metallica. We have an amp and a PA in the garage with his drum kit. Kevin McKidd
My dad's a history buff, and I spent a lot of time on Hadrian's Wall. I became fascinated by the idea of what was so terrifying up there that the Romans built a 60-mile long, 30-ft-high stone wall to keep it out. Neil Marshall
I think the government should be out of the marriage business and leave marriage to the churches. Gary Johnson
The greatest benefit of depression is the fact that when I have talked about it, every so often someone comes up and says, 'You saved my dad's life.' Dick Cavett
My two favorite things about being a pro player are Sunday afternoons being able to excite many fans and the money because I get to treat my family and friends and myself to nice things. Dante Hall
In Kuwait there is already a real, elected parliament with genuine power, but the prime minister is always a member of the ruling al-Sabah family. That must end. Elliott Abrams
Gene Krupa was my big hero, and I used to play on my mother's flour cans and sugar cans with the kitchen knives, listening to the big bands on my dad's records. Gene Krupa and Harry James. Dick Dale
When I was a teenager, my dad used to put a lot of pressure on me to be successful, and I'd really beat myself up about things like losing martial arts competitions. Dolph Lundgren
Family is the one thing that is definitely not disposable. Jenny Eclair
I miss my family, and I like being a tourist when I go back. Tim Roth
A father is a man who expects his son to be as good a man as he meant to be. Frank A. Clark
My priorities are my family and my job. I have little time for much else. Doug Davidson
I also turn down what's probably a good amount of coinage to be made out of playing dads, an incredible number of obnoxious dad. Bill Pullman
One of the things my family taught me - I think very important in religion and science - is that you must be ready to stand up for what you think. Decide what you really think is best, and stick with it. Charles H. Townes
It is always interesting being on films sets - I have done it before with other actor friends - and I just find it fascinating. I just love that collaborative film family that develops around a project. Robyn Davidson
Being the son of a father who works so hard, I always wanted to be able take a lot of load off of my dad so he can just relax. Romeo Miller
I believe marriage is between a man and a woman. I am not in favor of gay marriage. But when you start playing around with constitutions, just to prohibit somebody who cares about another person, it just seems to me that's not what America's about. Usually, our constitutions expand liberties, they don't contract them. Barack Obama
I've been a medical and public health professional as well as a mother. I became skilled at juggling a number of priorities and competing interests. Like many other female leaders, I've tried to serve as a role model for the young women at my organization who are trying to balance a high-level leadership position and a family. Margaret Hamburg
I support gun safety measures, and I'll tell you, I grew up in a family of gun owners and hunters, and I went hunting with my dad as a kid, and you know, I have deep respect for the Second Amendment and the culture of our country. Eric Swalwell
I belong to a family where I think we're all fairly treated, boys or girls. Although I have to work doubly hard just to be able to be recognised. That meant long hours, but the hard work paid off. Teresita Sy-Coson
I keep my head straight by having the right people around me, from my friends and family to my management and my team. They all keep me in my place. If I didn't have them supporting all the work that I do, I wouldn't be in such a solid place. Jess Glynne
In Southeast Asia the world is understood to be a vast, complex network of interdependent relationships. So when global capitalism makes it impossible for small-time rice farmers to feed their families and make a living, it is a natural thing for anyone in the family who can find an alternative source of income to do so. John Burdett
You know what's funny? I don't ever feel the need to escape. I have a strong marriage. I like my life. You hear about these guys having midlife crises - I don't see that happening to me. Harry Connick, Jr.
I was born into the most remarkable and eccentric family I could possibly have hoped for. Maureen O'Hara
The thing that's really cool for me about Miami Beach is you have this dichotomy between sunlight and family and happiness and innocence and then at night, darker, stranger mob conspiracy stuff sort of comes out. It seems like a storytelling engine. You can just keep writing about how those two worlds smash into each other. Mitch Glazer
I've had a fairy tale life. I had a perfect family, a beautiful childhood, an incredible upbringing. I lived a lot of life but a lot of good life. John Stamos
It was sad leaving 'All Saints' because I was leaving a family that had nurtured me and looked after me for a couple of years, and at the same time that particular storyline wasn't a surprise to me. I knew I was going. It had been worked out very carefully over many months. Chris Vance
Joan of Arc was born 600 years ago. Six centuries is a long time to continue to mark the birth of a girl who, according to her family and friends, knew little more than spinning and watching over her father's flocks. Kathryn Harrison
Marriage is wonderful. Jennifer Aniston
I always wanted what Mom and Dad had. Kim Kardashian
When there has been a problem in your marriage, you cannot forever go on thinking, 'I am the most terrible person in the world and he is the most wonderful person.' You cannot live in a marriage that is unequal, because after a while, you are just worn out. Kimberly Quinn
I love TV now, and 'Modern Family,' but what draws me back to theater is that initial instinct of wanting to be a theater actor. I love the challenge of starting a play and not stopping until you finish. I love the immediacy of trusting your instincts. Jesse Tyler Ferguson
My family and high school friends were the only people who were with me every step of the way through my mothers' illness. They sat by my side year after year and consoled me. If they ever sent me a bill, I would be paying them off for the rest of my life. Jenna Morasca
Marriage may often be a stormy lake, but celibacy is almost always a muddy horse pond. Thomas Love Peacock
I was always active as a child. My dad tried to place me in every sport imaginable. I had so much energy, he wanted to push me in a direction where that energy was used appropriately to keep me out of trouble and focused while I was in school. Apolo Ohno
The Reverend Jeremiah Wright would baptize Obama, perform his marriage to Michelle LaVaughn Robinson, baptize their daughters, and draw him into the raucous, restless family of faith that Obama had never known before. Nancy Gibbs
Accidents happen, whether they're car accidents, friendly fire, drug overdoses. Accidents happen, and they're tragic. It's like a bomb that goes off and pieces of shrapnel rip into the flesh of the family. It's the families that need the compassion, because everywhere they walk, every day, someone reminds them of their loss. James Belushi
Family dinner in the Norman Rockwell mode had taken hold by the 1950s: Mom cooked, Dad carved, son cleared, daughter did the dishes. Nancy Gibbs
When the human race neglects its weaker members, when the family neglects its weakest one - it's the first blow in a suicidal movement. I see the neglect in cities around the country, in poor white children in West Virginia and Virginia and Kentucky - in the big cities, too, for that matter. Maya Angelou
I'm just glad I was able to return to some of that innocence and beauty I had as a child when I started my own family, and my children brought me back some of that spirit. Angelina Jolie
No one in my family is Jewish; no one was raised as a Jew, me included. Amar'e Stoudemire
I do not believe that defending traditional marriage between one man and one woman excludes anybody or usurps anybody's civil rights and denies anybody their civil rights. Alan Autry
A man ought to live so that everybody knows he is a Christian... and most of all, his family ought to know. Dwight L. Moody
I always thought that if I wanted to do a family, I wanted to do it big. I wanted there to be chaos in the house. Brad Pitt
My dad was a doctor and surgeon. He was the fifth generation of his family to become a doctor. Ken Kercheval
I'm a good dad and a fair husband, and I work quite a bit. John Schneider
The ceremony took six minutes. The marriage lasted about the same amount of time though we didn't get a divorce for almost a year. Hedy Lamarr
I was a product of a divorced family and I used humor as a weapon to combat sadness. I used comedy to make my mother laugh in light of the darkness that she faced, and to me it became a very powerful tool at a very young age, at six. I saw how therapeutic it could be. Josh Gad
I was born into an artistic family, and they understood me. But they were really worried, because some of the stuff I did was dangerous. If I'd been caught without the veil with a shaved head, I don't know what would have happened. Golshifteh Farahani
One was never married, and that's his hell; another is, and that's his plague. Robert Burton
Be yourself. And if you're not accepted by your family, there will be people who will accept you. Brody Jenner
I definitely do not support a constitutional amendment that has to do with prohibiting gay marriage. Dina Titus
I had a Spider-man costume when I was about three, and I lost the mask. So I went to the underwear drawer and put a pair of red pants on my head. My dad came home and just laughed, and I ran into my room and burst into tears. Emun Elliott
In the 'Garnethill' trilogy, people always forget that Maureen O'Donnell's dad was a journalist and she did art history at uni and her brother did law, but no-one ever thinks they're middle-class - they're just working class because they speak with accents. Denise Mina
I like to see photographs: I like to see my family. To me, when I open a basic browser, and it's that very elegant silver simple user interface, I am unhappy. I don't need elegant and silver and simple! Mitchell Baker
I usually give a book 40 pages. If it doesn't grab me by then, adios. With young adult books, you can usually tell by Page 4 if it's worth the time. The author establishes the conflict early, sometimes in the first sentence. The themes of hope, family, friendship and overcoming hardship appeal to most everyone. Regina Brett
It's hard to be a son of a candidate. It's hard to be a brother of a candidate. I think it may be the hardest thing to be the dad of the candidate. Jeb Bush
I was very strongly influenced by women's magazines and I really believed tha a woman could not be married and raise a family and have a successful career all at the same time. Helen Reddy
My dad, for the first 15 years of my career, on every visit he made to a play or a film set, would find the oldest person on set and say, 'Do you think my son has a future?' Kenneth Branagh
I am proud to be a Sikh and am a true disciple of Guru Gobind Singh, who sacrificed his entire family for the Sikh religion. Harbhajan Singh
Drag racing has played a big role in In-N-Out's history, and it is also an important part of my family history. Lynsi Torres
My mom and dad passed away from cancer. Within nine months, I lost both of my folks. Immediately after that, I had a horrible betrayal where my brother, who worked for me, stole a lot of my money. He's in jail now. Dane Cook
I think a dad has to make his daughter feel that he's genuinely interested in what she's going through. Harry Connick, Jr.
Before we took down the tree each year, Dad would always say a prayer that we would be together the next Christmas. I cling to that prayer, which serves as a reminder that it's important to be grateful in the present for the people you love because, well, you never know. Catherine Hicks
My family moved - first to Washington, D.C., and then, in the spring of 1975, to Lebanon, where my father worked as a diplomat at the American embassy. My parents were enthusiastic about the move, so my older brother and I felt like we were off to some place kind of cool. Greg Kinnear
As my dad said, you have an obligation to leave the world better than how you found it. And he also reminded us to be givers in this life, and not takers. Phil Crane
The attorney general called and asked me if I was willing to be interviewed for FBI director. And the truth is I told him I didn't think so, that I thought it was too much for my family. But that I would sleep on it and call him back in the morning. And so I went to bed that night convinced I was going to call him back and say no. James Comey
I write for kids because I think the most interesting (and most humorous) stories come from people's childhoods. When I was writing 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid,' I had a blast talking on the phone to my younger brother, Patrick, remembering all of the things that happened to our family when we were growing up. Jeff Kinney
My first marriage was not happy. I married him because I was impressed that he knew which wines to order and how to leave his visiting card. Ridiculous reasons. Jean Seberg
As my family story shows, Latinos have been a blessing for USA for many generations. The future of America depends in part on the success of the Latino community, and this opportunity is just one more signifier of that. Julian Castro
My father, Emil Palade, was professor of philosophy, and my mother, Constanta Cantemir-Palade, was a teacher. The family environment explains why I acquired early in life great respect for books, scholars and education. George Emil Palade
I always, always liked children... I was very afraid of them before. Because I never really grew up, I mean, with a lot of little kids around. Even though I am from a kind of Italian family, I never really grew up with a lot of little kids around. Steve Burns
I hope that my family will continue in another thousand years. Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark
To each other, we were as normal and nice as the smell of bread. We were just a family. In a family even exaggerations make perfect sense. John Irving
When I was a kid, my step dad started this business and would go out and get lost cows and stuff. He was part-time truck driver, farmer and cowboy. He taught me how to ride from an early age. Tim McGraw
I go to the gym, do some martial arts, and I love poetry. I have a tattoo of my family crest, and another on my back that says 'The Road Not Taken,' which is a poem by Robert Frost. Steven R. McQueen
Music was always a big part of my family. Only a few of us had the talent - or the courage - to walk out on a stage. Patty Loveless
Fame is a lot of pressure, especially when you're responsible for your entire family. Financially, emotionally - everything. Nick Carter
My dad was in the military, yeah. He was in the Air Force, and he was a doctor, so he would go places for six months here, and two years there. And I was home-schooled because I played the violin, and I did a lot of competitions. Felicia Day
My favorite place in Indonesia is Bali. I was there with my family in Nusa Dua, and my kids loved it. I'm a workaholic, so for me, Bali is a place where you can have a vacation, but you can have your own moment as well. You feel like you blend with nature - and I love the beach. Joe Taslim
I learned at a very early age that life is a battle. My family was poor, my neighborhood was poor. The only way that I could get away from the awfulness of life, at that time, was at the movies. There I decided that my big aim was to make money. And it was there that I became a very determined woman. Susan Hayward
Well, I am a lot like my dad, and the character of Ted is based on my dad. Max Cannon
My biggest ambition over everything is to have kids. It feels great. I'd love a big family. Rafe Spall
Since I was a child, I started to ask very difficult questions; even my family was telling me all the time, 'You're a very difficult person, and we were having trouble answering your questions. Why are you asking so many questions?' Mosab Hassan Yousef
I was born in a poor family, a lower middle class family. My father was a clerk in the forest department. I was very bad at studies. I was not very good at sports, also. Anupam Kher
Dad loved computer games, and I would sit beside him for hours with graph paper, drawing out plans to try and forecast the moves he should make while he worked the computer controller. Rhianna Pratchett
In addition to being the most beautiful score I have ever sung, 'Piazza' gave me the opportunity to honor the matriarchs of my Southern family. Victoria Clark
When you have a family, or even when you're just seeing a girl, it's difficult to be skint. Bill Nighy
My mum certainly isn't a prude, nor is my brother, so I think I'm lucky to have a family like that. Roxanne McKee
You know, I'm gay and I grew up being aware of that at a very early age, in a fairly repressed family. Alan Ball
It has always felt like a failure that Bjorn and I couldn't keep our family together. You never get it back, but to this day I don't regret splitting up. The reason behind our separation is one of those things I definitely don't want to go into! Agnetha Faltskog
I think my dad's post-presidency, he didn't miss a beat. He didn't get into any kind of 'Woe is me.' He dusted himself off and led an incredible life since 1993. Jeb Bush
If you made a list of reasons why any couple got married, and another list of the reasons for their divorce, you'd have a hell of a lot of overlapping. Mignon McLaughlin
Politicians... talk in generalities and lies, and I think they've caused all our grief. They're so awful, they're really funny. I hate thinking this because my dad loved politics. Paul Lynde
With Dad, he was the ultimate wildlife warrior, and we admired him more than anything. Bindi Irwin
Witches are the kind of more traditional, home and family, craft people - so they're the ones who are making things; crocheting shawls and things like that. But then they also have that slightly confident, dangerous, edge. I always see them as having very extreme hair, either amazingly beautiful straight hair or kind of wild. Deborah Harkness
I love being with my family, my friends, and my boyfriend. Monica Keena
Like all my family and class, I considered it a sign of weakness to show affection; to have been caught kissing my mother would have been a disgrace, and to have shown affection for my father would have been a disaster. Agnes Smedley
My family is certainly very vocal. They're very Italian. A lot of our holidays end with people screaming at each other across the room. And everyone's very opinionated and intelligent. A lot of my aunts and uncles are wildly educated, and their opinions reflect that. We're all very liberal. Chris Evans
I listen to the people. That was a big reason for my life, maybe the main reason, I'm singing because I love it when people say to me, 'Thank you.' I thank them. It's a marriage. Julio Iglesias
I also think it was important for me and Freddie to be able to have a lot of time to share our lives at the beginning of our marriage rather than my coming home at 9 or 10 at night from the set. Things have really worked out for the best for both of us. Sarah Michelle Gellar
My dad gave me the gene to enjoy cooking, and to enjoy consuming good food and wine. Danny Meyer
I spent ten years in London; I trained there. But because I started in English, it kind of feels the most natural to me, to act in English, which is a strange thing. My language is Spanish; I grew up in Argentina. I speak to my family in Spanish, but if you were to ask me what language I connect with, it'd be English in some weird way. Juan Pablo Di Pace
Sunday, for me, is all about being home with the family with no plans. John Lasseter
My dogs are more important than my family. Mickey Rourke
I did commit adultery, if adultery is having a relationship in a marriage with another woman. I learned from that. Steve Garvey
Not to psychologize, but it's hard growing up in a family of 14 to ever feel like you're the center of the universe, or that you're that special or different. Because when it comes down to it, you're still fighting for food at the dinner table. Ronan Farrow
I'm a fun dad, but I don't know if I'm the fun, crazy dad. Steve Carell
Whoever, fleeing marriage and the sorrows that women cause, does not wish to wed comes to a deadly old age. Hesiod
Whatever the reasons that I turn things down, I'm always happy when there's a good result, and I can enjoy it as a movie, you know? I don't feel like, 'Oh man, that was really good. I should have done it.' You have to make the decisions you have to make, whether it has to do with your family or repeating a character or whatever it is. John C. Reilly
The American people know what's necessary to get this economy moving again. It's fiscal discipline in Washington, D.C. and across-the-board tax relief for working families, small businesses and family farms. Mike Pence
I've got friends in the different teams I've played for, but family is the most important thing to me. That will always be the case. David Beckham
My mum is Croatian, and obviously she's female and she's very emotional, very hot-blooded, very touchy-feely, whereas I think my dad's quite British. Tamara Ecclestone
Skype is easy enough to use so that people don't need to be tech savvy - a lot of users just want to communicate with their friends and family, and they find this is the easiest, cheapest way. Niklas Zennstrom
My dad took me for an audition once, to show me, 'OK, you want to be a child actor, this is what it's like.' I sang a folk song about donkeys on this West End stage with this big director, and there was a queue of 200 girls all singing 'Memory.' I was terrible. Terrible. Emilia Clarke
I wanted to keep working because work was essentially fantastic - you got to be around people, you got to be in a family, and that family changed from job to job. It was like being in the circus. Ben Mendelsohn
My dad is Greek and my mum Jamaican. My grandparents brought me up for most of my childhood, but I saw my mum and dad all the time. Lianne La Havas
I think the philosophy that you have to have if you travel frequently is, stuff is just stuff. Even if it has some sentimental or family connection, if you lose it in the world, it's still just a thing, and I think if you don't have that attitude, you will get incredibly stressed out and not enjoy your travels. Leila Janah
Thousands of years and many civilizations have defined a marriage as the union between one man and one woman. With few exceptions, those civilizations that did not follow that perished. Randy Neugebauer
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
In a big family the first child is kind of like the first pancake. If it's not perfect, that's okay, there are a lot more coming along. Antonin Scalia
The south is very focused on family... the musical heritage of Muscle Shoals especially and the bands from the region. Jason Isbell
Singles have a purpose that is higher than any earthly relationship. Marriage is honorable, but so is being single. Monica Johnson
I never imagined that divorce would be part of my life history or my family's legacy. When people say that divorce can be more painful than death, I understand why. But like any great trial, God uses everything for good, if we allow Him to heal us. Kristin Armstrong
I was born in New Zealand, so I have a lot of family there. Grant Bowler
Baby eagles can never soar under their family's wing. Liu Yang
My dad's not a very intimidating father figure. Georgia Jagger
When I was young, I grew up in a family of working-class people. Not just my parents, but my extended family, as well. Matt de la Pena
My first job was four words in 'Family Matters.' It was huge! Freddie Prinze, Jr.
I don't have a long family history of good cooks in my family. Bobby Flay
I am fourth-generation deaf, which means everyone in my immediate family is deaf. So I grew up always having 100 percent accessibility to language and communication, which was wonderful and something so many deaf people don't have. Shoshannah Stern
My mom and dad met at UCLA when he as a captain in the Air Force and she was in her junior year. Tracy Austin
I don't have this fantasy about marriage anymore. Everyone says it takes hard work. Well, it kind of does - and I'm much more pragmatic about romance than I used to be. Jennifer Garner
I was often looked at as a leper by kids at school because I was a Jehovah's Witness. They didn't like it - you were 'weird'. And on Saturday mornings, you'd be knocking at their doors. I remember standing there with my mum and dad, thinking, 'Oh my God, I know whose door this is, and I'll have to see them on Monday.' It was terrible. Luke Evans
Never lose sight of the fact that the most important yardstick of your success will be how you treat other people - your family, friends, and coworkers, and even strangers you meet along the way. Barbara Bush
I play the role of Andrew Campbell on ABC Family's 'Pretty Little Liars'. Brandon Jones
I am an artist, and I understand the pros and cons of being an artist, and the pressures of being an artist, and how much being an artist can be torture to people around you; you know, you friends and your family and how material you can be, and how it's hard to take criticism and all the things like that. David S. Goyer
When a marriage works, nothing on earth can take its place. Helen Gahagan
I did a little bit of acting - some guest spots here and there. I got a job working as a therapist doing individual and group crisis intervention and family therapy. I did that for two years. I left to do 'Boston Legal.' So my psychology career has been interwoven into my acting career, and it's my safety net and fallback. Meredith Eaton
The perfect winter's night for me would be with all the family together. As you get a little older and everybody has their jobs and then families and kids, it definitely becomes harder to get everybody together at once. Charles Kelley
I'm about making music and spending time with my family. I've been in the spotlight so long that I'm looking for something different. Big Boi
Rarely do members of the same family grow up under the same roof. Richard Bach
I think we are defined as human beings through our families, no matter what kind of family - through our relationships with parents, brothers and sisters. Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
My dad's a very sensitive man, but as the archetypal rebellious teenager, I didn't realise that. Jo Brand
Because I didn't have brothers, I was always interested in the kids down the street that had four brothers in their family, so I became one of them - but it was not my family. I've always been attracted to temporary families. They tend to be lost characters. Gus Van Sant
My thing is, I don't get in nobody's business or nothing like that or try to bash anybody for what they do. I've got cousins who are gay. To me, there's just no difference. We always chill and have family functions the way we always have. It's not a problem. Warren G
Marriage must be a relation either of sympathy or of conquest. George Eliot
My family came in 1635 from England and settled in Williamsburg. Shortly after, they split up; half went to New England and half stayed in Virginia. I'm a Virginian Ballard. Robert Ballard
I want to be affirmatively proud of what I have made my way through. And to do that, in the same way I had to tell my father and my family and my friends that I was gay, I need to not hide this anymore. Christine Quinn
I was punished for blowing the whistle on my father's lifestyle. Tatum O'Neal
One's nativity is not of his own choosing, but whatever it may be, it is entitled to respect; and all nations have honorable place in the world's family. Paul Harris
My dad does tons of voiceovers; he was Duke in 'G.I. Joe' and 'Transformers' and Handy, Lazy, and Grouchy Smurf, so I grew up with the best bed time stories ever. Ashley Bell
Being a fan of someone's show and the way they still hold a family together doesn't mean I am OK with all they say. Liam Payne
My dad is a director/producer and my mom is a dancer; she performed with Alvin Ailey, but I didn't even think about becoming an actress. Sanaa Lathan
My mother, R. Rajalakshmi, taught at Annamalai University in Chidambaram, and during the day, I was well cared for by aunts and grandparents in the usual way of an extended Indian family. Venkatraman Ramakrishnan
Marriage brings up all the things I pushed to the back burner - the fears, the mistrust, the doubts, the insecurities. It's like opening Pandora's box. Jennifer Aniston
The CIA is made up of boys whose families sent them to Princeton but wouldn't let them into the family brokerage business. Lyndon B. Johnson
'Shake It Up' definitely teaches kids about the importance of reaching for your dreams and setting high goals. It also teaches great lessons about friendship and family. Zendaya
You have to understand that during the course of our show, we were a family for five hours a day, five days a week, maybe four days a week. And we experienced the same things that we experienced in our own family. Tom Bosley
My father died when I was five, but I grew up in a strong family. Philip Levine
And let me make this very clear - unlike President Obama, I will not raise taxes on the middle class. As president, I will protect the sanctity of life. I will honor the institution of marriage. And I will guarantee America's first liberty: the freedom of religion. Mitt Romney
My family quite innocently don't understand the ins and outs of it all, but they see things like the Burberry show and the Live Lounge, so they understand the gravity of those things, but they're proud - it's cool. James Bay
Wherever the citizen becomes indifferent to his fellows, so will the husband be to his wife, and the father of a family toward the members of his household. Wilhelm von Humboldt
I've never fancied that footballer lifestyle. I suppose I could live that kind of flash life. People stereotype child actors and kind of expect you to go off the rails a bit, be a bit crazy, but that's not really happened yet. I've got a big family so that helps, and they live really close to the studios so it's just so much easier. Rupert Grint
I was raised in a really terrific, close family, and I've never needed to escape anything or to really let myself go by dancing on tables. Blake Lively
You shouldn't have counseling at the end of life. You ought to have counseling 20 years before you're going to die. You ought to plan these things out. And I don't have any problem with things like living wills. But they ought to be done within the family. Chuck Grassley
The joy for me of television is the sort of family feeling of being involved with an ensemble - the cast and the crew and the director of photography and the guys in the camera truck - and you're all coming together. There's a great feeling when that is a successful unit, a successful family. Jeffrey Pierce
A miracle... my biggest accomplishment is my marriage so far. Because it's hard, everyone knows it's hard. Gwen Stefani
As a former resident with strong personal and ministry ties to the North Star State, I pray that the good people of Minnesota will show their support for God's definition of marriage, between a man and a woman. Billy Graham
I really try hard not to work, not to engage, because I know what that means. What hard work it is; it takes me away from my family. Jeff Bridges
I love watching old movies, reading and having some good meals. I have a very close group of friends and family. I try to spend time with the ones that I love and work as hard as possible. Justin Bartha
Dad is in commercial real estate. Mom is a writer and a retired teacher. James Snyder
I needed to take a break from performing, and from the Peas, to be happy. I craved female time, and time with my husband to feed my soul. My life now is about being balanced. I'm passionate about work and working out, seeing friends and family, and letting my hair down once in a while. Fergie
I was born in 1946, so I was born on the tail end of when everything was deemed important. You made things to last. If you came from a poor family, there was only one can opener. Patti Smith
Because work takes up a lot of time, you have to choose your moments for really letting rip. I hang out with my friends and my family and I spend time with my kids when I'm not working. They don't see my being an actor as exotic. For them, it's just an everyday thing. Sometimes it's amusing to them and other times, embarrassing. Aidan Gillen
Going home, spending time with the family, I feel they're my friends as well, all of them. I look forward to meeting any one of them for a coffee, and when we all get together, I just love it. Domhnall Gleeson
When I was 7, my dad asked his friend to teach me. I played my first tournament competition when I was 8. I remember I shot around 125. Yani Tseng
Philanthropy is in the DNA of my family. Charles Bronfman
I want to learn from the mistakes my dad made. Charlie Adam
Well, being that, at the house and being in the competition, it was very hard to be with family. We couldn't have visitors out of respect for everyone else there. But, being the American Idol, the focus would have been on me. LaToya London
I had a very lovely childhood, and, being an only child, I'm very close to my mom and my dad. Luke Evans
Ironically, parenting is a shame and judgment minefield precisely because most of us are wading through uncertainty and self-doubt when it comes to raising our children. Brene Brown
I'm thankful to God for having a family that's been there for me. He's been there from the time I was a child to even now with my family helping with my little boy. It's worth more than words could ever describe. That's one of the ways I've been able to stay grounded is thanks to family and God. Ashton Shepherd
Somewhere in my wildest childhood I must have done something right. Being able to make a boyhood dream come true is one thing, but to have a kid come along and thrill his dad like Brett Hull has thrilled me over his career is too much for one guy to handle. Bobby Hull
I don't think in my family anyone looked after anyone. It didn't matter how old they were. Diane Cilento
I think there's nothing better than laughing in life, so that's nice, to be thought of as someone who can make someone laugh. It's 'cause I think life is hard. You know, my dad was a really silly man. A great Irish silly man. And that's fine. Joan Cusack
Fear paralyses you - fear of flying, fear of the future, fear of leaving a rubbish marriage, fear of public speaking, or whatever it is. Annie Lennox
Rich men's sons are seldom rich men's fathers. Herbert Kaufman
They've found a way to privately, or within a small family group, share expressions, or other images, drawings, and then gain access to some of the world's great expressions and images and make them real, make them tangible. John Doerr
My dad loved to 'arrange things' to take us kids to that scared the crap out of us on Halloween. He'd take us to the old 'Hermit's House' at the edge of town. He'd park the car 100 yards down the street and say, 'Go back there and get something off the front porch!' Bill Moseley
The way it works in our family is, it's the family business. Much like in the Mafia. Every child is given the opportunity to act at a young age and to learn what it's like to be in the business. But I didn't really know I wanted to act when I was a child. Jordan Bridges
Climbing's always been a massive hobby of mine up until, kind of, recent times when I've had family, but no, it's been a driving passion in my life, and, uh, I've always wanted to climb the Matterhorn. It was the mountain that, sort of, inspired me to climb, as a youngster. Andy Serkis
I work six months and get three or four with the family. I've stopped racing to get to the red light. Kyle Chandler
If I scribbled a few words on a cocktail napkin and showed it to my family, they'd proclaim it astonishing and more culturally relevant than the Bible. Marisha Pessl
I'm always the cousin that can't make it to the family functions because I'm busy. Taraji P. Henson
In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future. Alex Haley
I come from a big family of hairdressers; they didn't read newspapers. I would say, 'I'm off to Afghanistan...' and they would say, 'Have fun!' Lynsey Addario
My dad never blew anything up, but he probably had friends who did. He and my mom have always preached that the pen is mightier than a Molotov cocktail. Joseph Gordon-Levitt
My parents were very poor, but we never felt any sense of need or want. It was a very close, loving, tightly-knit family growing up, and I never felt any sense of deprivation or anything like that. George J. Mitchell
I'm from Santa Cruz in Northern California, and the 49ers were my dad and I's bonding time. Marisa Miller
Here's the thing: the unit of reverence in Europe is the family, which is why a child born today of unmarried parents in Sweden has a better chance of growing up in a house with both of his parents than a child born to a married couple in America. Here we revere the couple, there they revere the family. Elizabeth Gilbert
Getting pregnant wasn't easy, and I found that devastating. I really beat myself up for waiting so long when I'd always wanted children and family had been the basis of my happiness my whole life. Emily Procter
Well, I'm Italian, but my family isn't stereotypical. I mean, I only have one sister and we don't yell or throw pasta at each other. My mother doesn't even have a secret spaghetti sauce recipe. Jennifer Esposito
In my family, we can't just sit and be together. We have to be shelling peas or husking corn or something. A larger task. Some way of being with people. Chuck Palahniuk
I first saw the ocean as a kid. We would drive from Arizona in the summer and arrive as the sun was starting to come down over the hill near Laguna in southern California. We would always sing a song, and it was a big joyous family moment when we came over the hill. Ted Danson
They say that when a woman wants to end a relationship, she cuts off all of her hair. I've done that twice in my marriage but am still married. Leslie Mann
The death penalty is ineffective as a deterrent, and the appeals process is expensive and cruel to the surviving family members. Martin O'Malley
My parents had a wonderful marriage, but it was a very dependent relationship. My mother was entirely dependent on my father because that's how it was in those days. Erika Slezak
I grew up in Skaneateles, a small town in New York's Finger Lakes region, where parts of my family have lived for five generations. I can walk the streets there and point out my father's childhood home, the houses my grandfather built, the farm where my great-great-uncle worked after he emigrated from England in the 1880s. Kim Edwards
I am both honored and blessed to have had such a wonderful career with the L.A. Galaxy and I am thankful for everything the club, the fans and the community has done for me and my family. Cobi Jones
My dad had a lot of bad luck. You could see his suffering, his terrible suffering, living a life that was disappointing and looking for another one. Sam Shepard
I guess there were things about the Obamas I discovered that I do think are universal to marriage. I found it very interesting in my reporting that their most difficult periods in the White House almost never seemed to coincide. When one was down, the other one was holding it together. In my experience, that's true of marriage generally. Jodi Kantor
I usually travel with a lot of people, like my dad, mom and sisters. Booboo Stewart
Every generation that comes from this family has to do better than the last. Tinie Tempah
When I was a kid trying to communicate with family in the Soviet Union, it was very difficult. You had to go through the long-distance phone companies like MCI, which were difficult to navigate and expensive to make calls through. Jan Koum
I guess you could say I devoted myself so strongly to my music that for awhile I forgot about my family. But I only get one set of parents, and I think I forgot about that for a little while. Lady Gaga
I have had lots of friends who've been affected by Aids and a very good friend of mine, Oscar Moore, died of Aids and I was with him in his last year quite a bit. And of course he was a man living in a very rich culture with a wealthy family who was able to afford health care. Emma Thompson
My mum and dad have always enjoyed life, and it's something that's been instilled in me. I wake up in a good mood most mornings. Rafe Spall
I went to an ordinary school in New York City with no other actors. I learned to compartmentalise different parts of my life. I was one person at home and then another person at work and for that reason my career didn't challenge my family life. Brooke Shields
I'm completely comfortable with gay marriage. Elizabeth Edwards
Al Plastino helped redefine Superman in the 1950s. His work on 'Superman's Girlfriend,' 'Lois Lane,' 'Adventure Comics' and pretty much any title in the Superman family will be fondly remembered for years to come. He will be missed. Jim Lee
Marriage is a feast where the grace is sometimes better than the dinner. Charles Caleb Colton
'Adult Swim' on the Cartoon Network is unbelievable. And 'South Park' continues to do great stuff. And 'Family Guy' and the various other Seth MacFarlane projects are amazing. Matt Groening
I literally came out of high school thinking that I was going to do something in the sports world because I grew up with a very sports-oriented family. My last year of school, I got involved with playing guitar and singing, and I joined a band and I just decided that year somehow that I was going to play music. Dean Geyer
That's the beauty of education, kids taking lessons out of the classroom and back into their own world where they can positively affect their family, their friends, and their greater community. Erin Gruwell
In the 18th century, people began to adopt the radical new idea that love should be the most fundamental reason for marriage and that young people should be free to choose their marriage partners independently. Jardine Libaire
Fatherhood is the best thing that could happen to me, and I'm just glad I can share my voice. Dwyane Wade
I've learned almost everything I know about acting from my dad. Henry Hopper
I support gay marriage. I support gay marriage because I believe Conservatives support the institutions of commitment. George Osborne
There is good in everything; it's just how you choose to look at it. Everything that's worth it has a price. For me to be a model - I had to leave my family. Do you think I liked that? No! There are sacrifices. Life is meant to be a challenge, because challenges are what make you grow. Gisele Bundchen
I've got fabulous women friends that I kind of didn't have while I was married. I realized the great need for that when the marriage started to disintegrate. Jane Kaczmarek
A good father believes that he does wisely to encourage enterprise, productive skill, prudent self-denial, and judicious expenditure on the part of his son. William Graham Sumner
It's about time we all faced up to the truth. If we accept the radical homosexual agenda, be it in the military or in marriage or in other areas of our lives, we are utterly destroying the concept of family. Alan Keyes
Sometimes it's so weird just to do an interview. This morning I was back in my parents' house, with my brother, and we went for a jog together, then had breakfast as a family. And a couple of hours later I'm wearing high heels and a dress and makeup, and talking about my job. Carey Mulligan
After lengthy consideration, my views have evolved sufficiently to support marriage equality legislation. This position doesn't require any religious denomination to alter any of its tenets; it simply forbids government from discrimination regarding who can marry whom. Tim Johnson
My dad bought me a dartboard for my 11th birthday, and I became intrigued by the game. Eric Bristow
You wake up in the morning; what do you want to know? You want to know what happened overnight. You want to know if you're safe. You want to know if you're family's safe. Chris Cuomo
If I took the 40 years of my dad talking to me about war and battles and taking me to battlefields and distilled it down into one question, it would probably be the idea of the necessary or unnecessary war. Suzanne Collins
I work a lot in the summers. My family goes to Maine, where we have a little house. My wife's a writer, too, and we can write for six hours a day and then play with the kids. Ben Marcus
I think family is very important in West Virginia and has long been so because the mountains made travel difficult in the past, and family members had to depend on each other. David Selby
I'm the person that I always was, but in terms of how I approach my living, I'm not the same person at all. At all. I've buried a child, I've ended a marriage, and the grandson that I was raising is now grown. My family has totally shifted. Iyanla Vanzant
The sad events that occur in my life are the sad events that happen to everybody, with losing friends and family, but that is a natural occurrence, as natural as being born. Sergio Aragones
As people get older, we all know, you get married and you have a child and that becomes your family, but when you're 16 years old, especially, your family is your friends. Stephen Chbosky
Everyone has a crazy old lady in their family like 'Mama.' No one ever comes up to me and says 'Mama' is just like them, so no one is ever offended by her. Even young people like to laugh at her. I think she helps kids appreciate their own grandmothers more. Vicki Lawrence
Rooney was like marrying a high school sweetheart. And then you're like, 'I think we need some time to see other people,' and those other people are new musicians. Starsystem is like a new marriage with new musicians. Robert Coppola Schwartzman
My Dad used to tell us: 'En este pais, ustedes van a poder lograr todas las cosas que nosotros no pudimos' 'In this country, you will be able to accomplish all the things we never could.' Marco Rubio
I admire the Shabbat tradition, and no matter which faith you are of, there is nothing more wonderful than dedicating a certain day to spend time with your family and loved ones, absent of TV, phone, and other interruptions. Joyce Giraud
What we don't talk about enough is Ohio's unique and remarkable quality of life. We are a state of cities, small towns and growing suburbs where life is affordable and destinations within reach. There is no better place to raise a family. Bob Taft
My dad served in two wars has been flying airplanes for 60 years now. He was certainly quite an inspiration. John L. Phillips
That is how our marriage is working so well. My secret of happiness is keeping my contact to the minimum. Cyrus Broacha
What's great about TV, and what I love about being on 'Parenthood,' is you have this family. I'm now going on four years of working with the same 100 people, and that helps you feel like your life has more roots. It's more conducive to having a family, and you're staying in town. So that part is amazing. Dax Shepard
I like to spend time with my family. The majority of my time is spent in London, but I do like to escape and spend time with them in my hometown of Brighton on the south coast. Katie Price
When you get married, your loyalty, first and foremost, is to your spouse, and to the family that you create together. Phil McGraw
When you break it all down, my punk rock is my dad's blues. It's music from the underground, and it's real, and it's written for the downtrodden in uncertain times. Frank Iero
I've decided the secret of parenting is benevolent neglect. Barry Humphries
When women hold off from marrying men, we call it independence. When men hold off from marrying women, we call it fear of commitment. Warren Farrell
My family lived in Egypt from 1993 to 1996. Tea Obreht
I currently use Ubuntu Linux, on a standalone laptop - it has no Internet connection. I occasionally carry flash memory drives between this machine and the Macs that I use for network surfing and graphics; but I trust my family jewels only to Linux. Donald Knuth
There's so much more to life than golf. Family is always first. Ernie Els
The president strongly believes that marriage in this country ought to be between a man and a woman. He also believes it is something that ought to be decided by the people. He doesn't believe that judges ought to impose their will on the people. Ken Mehlman
My dad turned me onto Peter Sellers as a kid. I loved the fact that he was a unique combination of being extremely subtle and over-the-top all at the same time, and that's a hard thing to do. I admire that. Will Ferrell
My family came from Ecuador. Jose Garces
When I was just a twenty-something, I came to Newark, and I found a connection to the city in a spiritual way. I found a connection here and people here that reminded me so much of my roots and my own family. Cory Booker
I remember, as a kid, riding in the back of my dad's old Saab 95 in Denmark. We were on the highway, and suddenly this silver Maserati Bora came upon us, then passed. At the time, to me, this car looked like a spaceship. Henrik Fisker
I'm sure it came as no surprise to my friends and family when I became an illustrator and then a writer because, from about the age of five, I was one of those children who always had his nose in a book. Philip Reeve
In high school I dated a white woman. She would come to visit me on the rez. And her dad, who was very racist, didn't like that at all. And he told her one time, 'You shouldn't go on the rez if you're white because Indians have a lot of anger in their heart.' Sherman Alexie
Qinghua was first established as a preparatory school in 1911. In 1928, it became a university. In 1929, my father joined Qinghua as a professor, so that was also the year that I moved to that campus because my father brought the whole family along. Chen-Ning Yang
My first marriage was very traditional, in the church, and then we left the church and went to the reception hall. So this time, I'd like to go fairy tale all the way. NeNe Leakes
If you want to sacrifice the admiration of many men for the criticism of one, go ahead, get married. Katharine Hepburn
Now I'm a wife and a mother of two. It's a really different role. I always referred to No Doubt as a marriage, because that's what it's like to be together for so long and go through what we've been through. I can't really have that relationship with them anymore. Gwen Stefani
When I grew up, my family, we sat down, all of us to watch 'Good Times,' 'Sanford and Son,' all those shows that were out at that time. Magic Johnson
Leaving the board will relieve me of formal duties and give me more flexibility, but I still expect to spend as much time as possible with the extended family of Ford people and will gladly help the company and the board in any way I can. William Clay Ford, Sr.
I watch so much TV, it's sad. I watch 'Happy Endings', '30 Rock', 'Parks and Rec', 'The Office', 'Eagleheart', 'Children's Hospital'. 'Modern Family' I guess I'm still kinda watching. Anders Holm
While unions did not play a part in my family life when I was being brought up, my early years were most certainly spent in a working-class community. Jim Ratcliffe
My professional life has been about public service. My personal life I define very intently through my family. Bill de Blasio
Marriage equality is coming, and not merely to a theater near you. Suzanne Brockmann
My father wasn't a cruel man. And I loved him. But he was a pretty tough character. His own father was even tougher - one of those Victorians, hard as iron - but my dad was tough enough. Anthony Hopkins
I like to believe that I've got a lot of guardian warriors sittin' on my shoulder including my dad. Patrick Swayze
Mental illness is the last frontier. The gay thing is part of everyday life now on a show like 'Modern Family,' but mental illness is still full of stigma. Maybe it is time for that to change. Eric McCormack
I have these beautiful children and this extraordinary family, and to think in any way shape or form that that's wrong or that there's shame in that or that there's something to hide actually turns my stomach. Sean Maher
A good marriage is one which allows for change and growth in the individuals and in the way they express their love. Pearl S. Buck
I love Shakira - she is such a beautiful person. She does so many good things for the world on top of making good music. And she is an awesome mom. When you are Latina, it is all about family, and to see that she prioritizes family and her career at the same time is really nice. Becky G
Well, it gives, certainly to my father, who is the one that suffered the most in our family, and understanding of how the ideals of a country are only as good as the people who give it flesh and blood. George Takei
My family is involved and my wife Brenda is a great, great writer. She helps me with the writing of everything and also sings with me. I owe a lot to Brenda. Rick Derringer
I was late to the Knicks. My dad was a big fan. But I first started watching baseball; I became a Red Sox fan. My dad was a Mets fan. I wanted to have my own team and league. Noah Baumbach
Since I've been in the U.S. I've lost the back of my heart, 15 ft. of intestine and my marriage - and God, I miss my intestine. Nigel Lythgoe
As I grow older, I have a growing curiosity about my other half. My dad did a wonderful job raising me, and I wouldn't change it for the world, but at the same time there is a growing curiosity about my other half. Apolo Ohno
I'm very proud of my love for Whitney Houston. She really changed my life. She made my life a better life. She was so beautiful in her love for God, her love for her family and her love for music. She truly loved her music. She could do everything! She had flawless rhythm, flawless pitch, flawless feeling, and flawless beauty. Narada Michael Walden
My father, an entrepreneur but hardly a technologist, was looking to buy a computer to 'automate' our family business. In 1981, he characteristically dove head first into computing and bought an Osborne I. Steven Sinofsky
Matangi's mantra is aim, which is MIA backwards. She fights for freedom of speech and stands for truth, and lives in the ghetto because her dad was the first person in Hindu mythology who came from the 'hood, but had gained enlightenment through not being a Brahmin. M.I.A.
I have one friend that I've had since I was born, and she's from Coatzacoalcos. She's not really impressed or interested in the actor's life. My family isn't really either. Salma Hayek
Passed down from generation to generation, storytelling was an art in my family. David Mixner
I try to combine my work with my family, that's what I aspire to. I don't say that's the only thing. It's not all work and family, because otherwise you would be saying no to the many other things in life and there are many other things. Connie Nielsen
Bronagh looks after the kids and without her the family would disintegrate... there are some things you can't discuss with anyone other than your wife. There has to be a strong bond of trust. John Key
As I grew up and began identifying myself as a feminist, there were plenty of issues that continued to make me question marriage: the father 'giving' the bride away, women taking their husband's last name, the white dress, the vows promising to 'obey' the groom. And that only covers the wedding. Jessica Valenti
My dad never told me that when you audition, you might not get the role. He wanted to wait until my first disappointment to tell me. Haley Joel Osment
I am in constant search of charitable work and thank Allah that I am happy, that my children are happy, and I like that all of my family is happy. Sulaiman Abdul Aziz Al Rajhi
I don't think there's any real motivation for somebody to be a truck driver. Mine was simple; dad was a truck driver, I wanted to own one. Lindsay Fox
I come from a very left wing Socialist family, anti-war and anti-empire. Marianne Faithfull
Family and friendships are two of the greatest facilitators of happiness. John C. Maxwell
My family actually moved a lot growing up. I really only lived in one place every five or six years, and then we'd move again. That was just for my dad's work. David Lambert
If I could kidnap Bryan Doyle-Murray and force him to be in my family, I would. I love him; I really do. Valerie Azlynn
I'm done with men... I'm going to be alone. I have no luck with relationships. I don't think I'm made for marriage. Halle Berry
I grew up on my dad's sets, but I was never star-struck or desperate to be famous. I grew up being a worker. It took me a long time to realise that my work ended up being seen by people. As far as I was concerned, I was just in the family business. Katharine Isabelle
I really don't like to do back-to-back movies. I concentrate on things at home. My family and school life are important to me. I try to do one movie a year. Anna Chlumsky
The traditional writer is a sensitive only child, asthmatic, who sits on the window seat watching the drops of rain slide down the pane, very introspective. I'm not inward-looking. I would never go to a shrink. I don't want to know what I'm thinking. I don't really like discussions in my family. It may be an avoidance thing. Deborah Moggach
Being a father of three children and grandfather to nine, I do think that this thing called 'parenting' is becoming increasingly difficult. Craig T. Nelson
I knew I wanted to be a singer from the age of five. I've been lucky to be so single-minded - some of my friends still don't know what they want to do, and they're finding it hard. There are home videos of me singing and taking centre stage at family parties when I'm about three. Pixie Lott
I turned to my mom and said, 'I'm going to be a martial arts movie star.' She didn't believe me, and neither did my dad. They both thought I would grow out of it. That it was a phase. I decided then I was going to do it or die trying. Scott Adkins
But with the steady disintegration of the family in modern society over the last century, the role of the school in bridging the gap has become vital! Stephen Covey
Giada De Laurentiis, of 'Everyday Italian,' is not a chef, although she has culinary expertise - she was trained at the Cordon Bleu and worked as a private cook for a wealthy Los Angeles family. Bill Buford
I'd always loved movies. I watch them all the time; my dad is a huge movie buff. Austin Butler
I don't really have time to watch too much, but I like 'Family Guy' and 'Entourage.' I'm also obsessed with the YouTube series 'Balls of Steel.' It's hilarious. Alexander Ludwig
Growing up, there wasn't much emphasis on being nice or naughty. As a family, there wasn't much discipline. It was more relaxed at home, which I'm grateful for. Isla Fisher
I speak a little bit of Italian, yeah. I understand more than I speak. I speak more of a dialect; my mum's from Naples and my dad's from Sicily, so it comes out little a bit of a cocktail of the Italian language. Luke Pasqualino
But for me, I thought you made a record, you got on a bus, went out and played your shows and made a lot of money. That was the way it was supposed to go down. But there's a lot more to it than that. There are a lot of early mornings, late nights, a lot of traveling, a lot of being away from home, being away from your family. Jason Aldean
Marriage is like a bank account. You put it in, you take it out, you lose interest. Irwin Corey
If I'm going to be away from my family, I'd rather it be working with my friends. Adam Scott
I am what I am. I love golf, I love my life, I love my family and friends. Sergio Garcia