Best Quotes About Fat

We call that person who has lost his father, an orphan; and a widower that man who has lost his wife. But that man who has known the immense unhappiness of losing a friend, by what name do we call him? Here every language is silent and holds its peace in impotence. -Joseph Roux

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. -Abraham Lincoln

You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the struggle for independence. -Charles A. Beard

It is to be remarked that a good many people are born curiously unfitted for the fate waiting them on this earth. -Joseph Conrad

When you go into court you are putting your fate into the hands of twelve people who weren't smart enough to get out of jury duty. -Norm Crosby

If the grandfather of the grandfather of Jesus had known what was hidden within him, he would have stood humble and awe-struck before his soul. -Khalil Gibran

Lack of charisma can be fatal. -Jenny Holzer

Freud is the father of psychoanalysis. It had no mother. -Germaine Greer

American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. -Dave Barry

A recent police study found that you're much more likely to get shot by a fat cop if you run. -Dennis Miller

Nothing is so fatal to religion as indifference. -Edmund Burke

My father always used to say that when you die, if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life. -Lee Iacocca

If you are young and you drink a great deal it will spoil your health, slow your mind, make you fat – in other words, turn you into an adult. -P. J. O'Rourke

I bet after seeing us, George Washington would sue us for calling him 'father.' -Will Rogers

It was times like these when I thought my father, who hated guns and had never been to any wars, was the bravest man who ever lived. -Harper Lee

My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard. Mother would come out and say, 'You're tearing up the grass'; 'We're not raising grass,' Dad would reply. 'We're raising boys.' -Harmon Killebrew

One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters. -George Herbert

A father is always making his baby into a little woman. And when she is a woman he turns her back again. -Enid Bagnold

The happiness of most people is not ruined by great catastrophes or fatal errors, but by the repetition of slowly destructive little things. -Ernest Dimnet

Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own. -Aristotle

I have a wife, I have sons: all of them hostages given to fate. -Lucan

My father considered a walk among the mountains as the equivalent of churchgoing. -Aldous Huxley

You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was. -Abraham Lincoln

My father didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it. -Clarence Budington Kelland

For all my education, accomplishments, and so called 'wisdom'… I can't fathom my own heart. -Michael Caine

Violence isn't always evil. What's evil is the infatuation with violence. -Jim Morrison

An imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and most fatal ailment of all republics. -Plutarch

As soon as man does not take his existence for granted, but beholds it as something unfathomably mysterious, thought begins. -Albert Schweitzer

There is no more fatal blunderer than he who consumes the greater part of his life getting his living. -Henry David Thoreau

Don't tire yourself more than need be, even at the price of founding a culture on the fatigue of your bones. -Antonin Artaud

Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan. -John F. Kennedy

It is impossible to read for pleasure from something to which you are both father and mother, born in such travail that the writer despises the thing that enslaved him. -Jim Bishop

Politics, where fat, bald, disagreeable men, unable to be candidates themselves, teach a president how to act on a public stage. -Jimmy Breslin

To buy very good wine nowadays requires only money. To serve it to your guests is a sign of fatigue. -William F. Buckley, Jr.

There is no fate that cannot be surmounted by scorn. -Albert Camus

A king, realizing his incompetence, can either delegate or abdicate his duties. A father can do neither. If only sons could see the paradox, they would understand the dilemma. -Marlene Dietrich

My son is 7 years old. I am 54. It has taken me a great many years to reach that age. I am more respected in the community, I am stronger, I am more intelligent and I think I am better than he is. I don't want to be a pal, I want to be a father. -Clifton Fadiman

My father was not a failure. After all, he was the father of a president of the United States. -Harry S Truman

Perhaps host and guest is really the happiest relation for father and son. -Evelyn Waugh

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

I just owe almost everything to my father and it's passionately interesting for me that the things that I learned in a small town, in a very modest home, are just the things that I believe have won the election. -Margaret Thatcher

The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother. -Theodore Hesburgh

This is a moment that I deeply wish my parents could have lived to share. My father would have enjoyed what you have so generously said of me-and my mother would have believed it. -Lyndon B. Johnson

Television is a golden goose that lays scrambled eggs; and it is futile and probably fatal to beat it for not laying caviar. Anyway, more people like scrambled eggs than caviar. -Lee Loevinger

My father always wanted to be the corpse at every funeral, the bride at every wedding and the baby at every christening. -Alice Roosevelt Longworth

Passivity is fatal to us. Our goal is to make the enemy passive. -Mao Zedong

Life was a lot simpler when what we honored was father and mother rather than all major credit cards. -Robert Orben

It is my fate and perhaps my temperament to sign agreements with fools. -E. M. Forster

You don't have to deserve your mother's love. You have to deserve your father's. -Robert Frost

The father is always a Republican toward his son, and his mother's always a Democrat. -Robert Frost

Concern for man and his fate must always form the chief interest of all technical endeavors. Never forget this in the midst of your diagrams and equations. -Albert Einstein

Fishing is much more than fish. It is the great occasion when we may return to the fine simplicity of our forefathers. -Herbert Hoover

Doubt is the father of invention. -Ambrose Bierce

How pleasant it is for a father to sit at his child's board. It is like an aged man reclining under the shadow of an oak which he has planted. -Walter Scott

But blind to former as to future fate, what mortal knows his pre-existent state? -Alexander Pope

There are fathers who do not love their children; there is no grandfather who does not adore his grandson. -Victor Hugo

It is a wise father that knows his own child. -William Shakespeare

When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry. -Unknown

Purity engenders Wisdom, Passion avarice, and Ignorance folly, infatuation and darkness. -Cyril Connolly

A son can bear with equanimity the loss of his father, but the loss of his inheritance may drive him to despair. -Niccolo Machiavelli

A father may turn his back on his child, brothers and sisters may become inveterate enemies, husbands may desert their wives, wives their husbands. But a mother's love endures through all. -Washington Irving

A God without dominion, providence, and final causes, is nothing else but fate and nature. -Alexander Pope

I guess I don't so much mind being old, as I mind being fat and old. -Benjamin Franklin

If you can't change your fate, change your attitude. -Charles Revson

Most people of action are inclined to fatalism and most of thought believe in providence. -David Viscott

I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in a fate that falls on them unless they act. -Buddha

There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can circumvent or hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul. -Ella Wheeler Wilcox

I grew up to have my father's looks, my father's speech patterns, my father's posture, my father's opinions, and my mother's contempt for my father. -Jules Feiffer

Our forefathers made one mistake. What they should have fought for was representation without taxation. -Fletcher Knebel

What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and serenity devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter – a soothing, calming influence on the mind, rather like a good armchair which provides relaxation from physical fatigue. -Henri Matisse

It seems to be the fate of idealists to obtain what they have struggled for in a form which destroys their ideals. -Bertrand Russell

It is of great use to the sailor to know the length of his line, though he cannot with it fathom all the depths of the ocean. -John Locke

Too much mercy… often resulted in further crimes which were fatal to innocent victims who need not have been victims if justice had been put first and mercy second. -Agatha Christie

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. -Winston Churchill

Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it. -Thomas Paine

I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in a fate that falls on them unless they act. -Gilbert K. Chesterton

It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it. -Douglas MacArthur

A conservative is a man who is too cowardly to fight and too fat to run. -Elbert Hubbard

A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal. -Oscar Wilde

Necessity may be the mother of invention, but play is certainly the father. -Roger von Oech

How a person masters his fate is more important than what his fate is. -Wilhelm von Humboldt

I'm scared to death of being poor. It's like a fat girl who loses 500 pounds but is always fat inside. I grew up poor and will always feel poor inside. It's my pet paranoia. -Cher

I have never been a material girl. My father always told me never to love anything that cannot love you back. -Imelda Marcos

I get whatever placidity I have from my father. But my mother taught me how to take it on the chin. -Norma Shearer

My father hated radio and could not wait for television to be invented so he could hate that too. -Peter De Vries

Our fathers valued change for the sake of its results; we value it in the act. -Alice Meynell

She got her looks from her father. He's a plastic surgeon. -Groucho Marx

My father was always getting excited about something. It's genetically inside me somewhere. -Nicolas Cage

There are some good people. But a good chunk of them will lie for no reason at all – it'll be ten o'clock and they'll tell you it's nine. You're looking at the clock and you can't even fathom why they're lying. They just lie because that's what they do. -John Cusack

'Escargot' is French for 'fat crawling bag of phlegm'. -Dave Barry

I'm very proud of my gold pocket watch. My grandfather, on his deathbed, sold me this watch. -Woody Allen

Is Elizabeth Taylor fat? Her favorite food is seconds. -Joan Rivers

The land of my fathers. My fathers can have it. -Dylan Thomas

I'm crazy about my father, he's an amazing man, a real adventurer. He took us with him to travel all over the world. We were in places that were so remote, that white people hardly ever reach them. -Peta Wilson

Just because you donate sperm does not make you a father. I don't have a father. I would never give him the credit or acknowledge him as my father. -Sarah Michelle Gellar

I'd kill myself if I was as fat as Marilyn Monroe. -Elizabeth Hurley

Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds. -Franklin D. Roosevelt

What separates the winners from the losers is how a person reacts to each new twist of fate. -Donald Trump

Manual labor to my father was not only good and decent for it's own sake but, as he was given to saying, it straightened out one's thoughts. -Mary Ellen Chase

My father was often angry when I was most like him. -Lillian Hellman

Humor is always based on a modicum of truth. Have you ever heard a joke about a father-in-law? -Dick Clark

My fate cannot be mastered; it can only be collaborated with and thereby, to some extent, directed. Nor am I the captain of my soul; I am only its noisiest passenger. -Aldous Huxley

My mom was a ventriloquist and she always was throwing her voice. For ten years I thought the dog was telling me to kill my father. -Wendy Liebman

America is woven of many strands. I would recognise them and let it so remain. Our fate is to become one, and yet many. This is not prophecy, but description. -Ralph Ellison

When you have a good mother and no father, God kind of sits in. It's not enough, but it helps. -Dick Gregory

It doesn't matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was. -Anne Sexton

It is fatal to be a man or woman pure and simple: one must be a woman manly, or a man womanly. -Virginia Woolf

If all of us acted in unison as I act individually there would be no wars and no poverty. I have made myself personally responsible for the fate of every human being who has come my way. -Anais Nin

I thank fate for having made me born poor. Poverty taught me the true value of the gifts useful to life. -Anatole France

Time is the father of truth, its mother is our mind. -Giordano Bruno

I have accepted a seat in the House of Representatives, and thereby have consented to my own ruin, to your ruin, and to the ruin of our children. I give you this warning that you may prepare your mind for your fate. -John Adams

Compassion is sometimes the fatal capacity for feeling what it is like to live inside somebody else's skin. It is the knowledge that there can never really be any peace and joy for me until there is peace and joy finally for you too. -Frederick Buechner

No fashion has ever been created expressly for the lean purse or for the fat woman: the dressmaker's ideal is the thin millionaires. -Katharine Elizabeth Fullerton Gerould

My father was very strong. I don't agree with a lot of the ways he brought me up. I don't agree with a lot of his values, but he did have a lot of integrity, and if he told us not to do something, he didn't do it either. -Madonna Ciccone

Most of the things we do, we do for no better reason than that our fathers have done them or our neighbors do them, and the same is true of a larger part than what we suspect of what we think. -Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Don't divide the world into 'them' and 'us.' Avoid infatuation with or resentment of the press, the Congress, rivals, or opponents. Accept them as facts. They have their jobs and you have yours. -Donald Rumsfeld

A group of politicians deciding to dump a President because his morals are bad is like the Mafia getting together to bump off the Godfather for not going to church on Sunday. -Russell Baker

I am determined that my children shall be brought up in their father's religion, if they can find out what it is. -Charles Lamb

I don't know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be. -Abraham Lincoln

The place of the father in the modern suburban family is a very small one, particularly if he plays golf. -Bertrand Russell

No man is responsible for his father. That was entirely his mother's affair. -Margaret Turnbull

If I could embed a locator chip in my child right now, I know I would do that. Some people call that Big Brother; I call it being a father. -Scott McNealy

God was satisfied with his own work, and that is fatal. -Samuel Butler

If the new American father feels bewildered and even defeated, let him take comfort from the fact that whatever he does in any fathering situation has a fifty percent chance of being right. -Bill Cosby

I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection. -Sigmund Freud

Life isn't meant to be easy. It's hard to take being on the top – or on the bottom. I guess I'm something of a fatalist. You have to have a sense of history, I think, to survive some of these things… Life is one crisis after another. -Richard M. Nixon

The failure to read good books both enfeebles the vision and strengthens our most fatal tendency – the belief that the here and now is all there is. -Allan Bloom

You gotta keep the ball off the fat part of the bat. -Satchel Paige

I owe a lot to my parents, especially by mother and my father. -Greg Norman

When fate hands you a lemon, make lemonade. -Dale Carnegie

No mistake is more common and more fatuous than appealing to logic in cases which are beyond her jurisdiction. -Samuel Butler

We are taught you must blame your father, your sisters, your brothers, the school, the teachers – but never blame yourself. It's never your fault. But it's always your fault, because if you wanted to change you're the one who has got to change. -Katharine Hepburn

Science is the father of knowledge, but opinion breeds ignorance. -Hippocrates

All the things I really like to do are either immoral, illegal or fattening. -Alexander Woollcott

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

The first virtue in a soldier is endurance of fatigue; courage is only the second virtue. -Napoleon Bonaparte

I've been playing sexually aware women most of my life. At this point I expected to be playing moms and wives. It's exciting to play a femme fatale. -Kim Cattrall

Wherever the fates lead us let us follow. -Virgil

Love involves a peculiar unfathomable combination of understanding and misunderstanding. -Diane Arbus

For the first time ever, overweight people outnumber average people in America. Doesn't that make overweight the average then? Last month you were fat, now you're average – hey, let's get a pizza! -Jay Leno

Americans like fat books and thin women. -Russell Baker

To be a gourmet you must start early, as you must begin riding early to be a good horseman. You must live in France, your father must have been a gourmet. Nothing in life must interest you but your stomach. -Ludwig Bemelmans

It's simple, if it jiggles, it's fat. -Arnold Schwarzenegger

President Bush is supporting Arnold but a lot of Republicans are not, because he is actually quite liberal. Karl Rove said if his father wasn't a Nazi, he wouldn't have any credibility with conservatives at all. -Bill Maher

A broken heart is what makes life so wonderful five years later, when you see the guy in an elevator and he is fat and smoking a cigar and saying long-time-no-see. -Phyllis Battelle

It no longer bothers me that I may be constantly searching for father figures; by this time, I have found several and dearly enjoyed knowing them all. -Alice Walker

I find no sweeter fat than sticks to my own bones. -Walt Whitman

To depend upon a profession is a less odious form of slavery than to depend upon a father. -Virginia Woolf

The words that a father speaks to his children in the privacy of home are not heard by the world, but, as in whispering galleries, they are clearly heard at the end, and by posterity. -Jean Paul

I saw that all beings are fated to happiness: action is not life, but a way of wasting some force, an enervation. Morality is the weakness of the brain. -Arthur Rimbaud

Like father, like son, four years and this president is done. -Dick Gephardt

The Hebrews have done more to civilize men than any other nation. If I were an atheist, and believed blind eternal fate, I should still believe that fate had ordained the Jews to be the most essential instrument for civilizing the nations. -John Adams

That he delights in the misery of others no man will confess, and yet what other motive can make a father cruel? -Joseph Addison

Never tire yourself more than necessary, even if you have to found a culture on the fatigue of your bones. -Antonin Artaud

Remember upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all. -Alexander the Great

Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart. -Marcus Aurelius

The devil has put a penalty on all things we enjoy in life. Either we suffer in health or we suffer in soul or we get fat. -Albert Einstein

Be courageous. I have seen many depressions in business. Always America has emerged from these stronger and more prosperous. Be brave as your fathers before you. Have faith! Go forward! -Thomas A. Edison

When the will defies fear, when duty throws the gauntlet down to fate, when honor scorns to compromise with death – that is heroism. -Robert Green Ingersoll

I think middle-age is the best time, if we can escape the fatty degeneration of the conscience which often sets in at about fifty. -William Inge

Who ever hears of fat men heading a riot, or herding together in turbulent mobs? No – no, your lean, hungry men who are continually worrying society, and setting the whole community by the ears. -Washington Irving

If the relationship of father to son could really be reduced to biology, the whole earth would blaze with the glory of fathers and sons. -James Baldwin

How many inner resources one needs to tolerate a life of leisure without fatigue. -Natalie Clifford Barney

There is nothing so fatal to character as half finished tasks. -David Lloyd George

It is the strange fate of man, that even in the greatest of evils the fear of the worst continues to haunt him. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Commerce changes the fate and genius of nations. -Thomas Gray

Poverty may be the mother of crime, but lack of good sense is the father. -Jean de la Bruyere

Anyone who cannot come to terms with his life while he is alive needs one hand to ward off a little his despair over his fate… but with his other hand he can note down what he sees among the ruins. -Franz Kafka

Undeservedly you will atone for the sins of your fathers. -Horace

For rarely are sons similar to their fathers: most are worse, and a few are better than their fathers. -Homer

A lean compromise is better than a fat lawsuit. -George Herbert

To be a successful father… there's one absolute rule: when you have a kid, don't look at it for the first two years. -Ernest Hemingway

We are not going to be able to operate our Spaceship Earth successfully nor for much longer unless we see it as a whole spaceship and our fate as common. It has to be everybody or nobody. -R. Buckminster Fuller

While formal schooling is an important advantage, it is not a guarantee of success nor is its absence a fatal handicap. -Ray Kroc

If the past cannot teach the present and the father cannot teach the son, then history need not have bothered to go on, and the world has wasted a great deal of time. -Russell Hoban

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

What harsh judges fathers are to all young men! -Terence

How unfair the fate which ordains that those who have the least should be always adding to the treasury of the wealthy. -Terence

I found there was only one way to look thin: hang out with fat people. -Rodney Dangerfield

Seek not to know what must not be reveal, for joy only flows where fate is most concealed. A busy person would find their sorrows much more; if future fortunes were known before! -John Dryden

Inquiry is fatal to certainty. -Will Durant

The fate of love is that it always seems too little or too much. -Amelia Barr

I don't mind that I'm fat. You still get the same money. -Marlon Brando

Infatuated, half through conceit, half through love of my art, I achieve the impossible working as no one else ever works. -Alexandre Dumas

Full of wisdom are the ordinations of fate. -Friedrich Schiller

When it comes to my own turn to lay my weapons down, I shall do so with thankfulness and fatigue, and whatever be my destiny afterward, I shall be glad to lie down with my fathers in honor. It is human at least, if not divine. -Robert Louis Stevenson

That is the thankless position of the father in the family – the provider for all, and the enemy of all. -August Strindberg

It's the niceties that make the difference fate gives us the hand, and we play the cards. -Arthur Schopenhauer

Bishop Berkeley destroyed this world in one volume octavo; and nothing remained, after his time, but mind; which experienced a similar fate from the hand of Mr. Hume in 1737. -Sydney Smith

I wish either my father or my mother, or indeed both of them, as they were in duty both equally bound to it, had minded what they were about when they begot me. -Laurence Sterne

Tact is one of the first mental virtues, the absence of it is fatal to the best talent. -William Gilmore Simms

Success is not forever and failure isn't fatal. -Don Shula

Mother goddesses are just as silly a notion as father gods. If a revival of the myths of these cults gives woman emotional satisfaction, it does so at the price of obscuring the real conditions of life. This is why they were invented in the first place. -Angela Carter

Great is the power of habit. It teaches us to bear fatigue and to despise wounds and pain. -Marcus Tullius Cicero

Remorse, the fatal egg that pleasure laid. -William Cowper

As fathers commonly go, it is seldom a misfortune to be fatherless; and considering the general run of sons, as seldom a misfortune to be childless. -Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

No fathers or mothers think their own children ugly. -Miguel de Cervantes

Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task. -William James

When an inner situation is not made conscious, it appears outside as fate. -Carl Jung

A day spent without the sight or sound of beauty, the contemplation of mystery, or the search of truth or perfection is a poverty-stricken day; and a succession of such days is fatal to human life. -Lewis Mumford

The wretch who digs the mine for bread, or ploughs, that others may be fed, feels less fatigued than that decreed to him who cannot think or read. -Hannah More

A man knows when he is growing old because he begins to look like his father. -Gabriel Garcia Marquez

And how can man die better than facing fearful odds, for the ashes of his fathers, and the temples of his Gods? -Thomas Babington Macaulay

Human reason needs only to will more strongly than fate, and she is fate. -Thomas Mann

To a father, when a child dies, the future dies; to a child when a parent dies, the past dies. -Red Auerbach

When I was a boy I used to do what my father wanted. Now I have to do what my boy wants. My problem is: When am I going to do what I want? -Sam Levenson

It matters not how strait the gate, How charged with punishments the scroll; I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul. -William Ernest Henley

Slumber not in the tents of your fathers. The world is advancing. -Giuseppe Mazzini

The web of domination has become the web of Reason itself, and this society is fatally entangled in it. -Herbert Marcuse

Life is a corrupting process from the time a child learns to play his mother off against his father in the politics of when to go to bed; he who fears corruption fears life. -Saul Alinsky

I stopped loving my father a long time ago. What remained was the slavery to a pattern. -Anais Nin

When one has not had a good father, one must create one. -Friedrich Nietzsche

It has been my fate in a long life of production to be credited chiefly with the equivocal virtue of industry, a quality so excellent in morals, so little satisfactory in art. -Margaret Oliphant

He who is taught to live upon little owes more to his father's wisdom than he who has a great deal left him does to his father's care. -William Penn

To be as good as our fathers we must be better, imitation is not discipleship. -Wendell Phillips

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

I have fallen in love with American names, the sharp names that never get fat. -Stephen Vincent Benet

All the learnin' my father paid for was a bit o' birch at one end and an alphabet at the other. -George Eliot

Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess. -Oscar Wilde

Love matches, so called, have illusion for their father and need for their mother. -Friedrich Nietzsche

A great novel is concerned primarily with the interior lives of its characters as they respond to the inconvenient narratives that fate imposes on them. Movie adaptations of these monumental fictions often fail because they become mere exercises in interior decoration. -Richard Schickel

Actions are the seed of fate deeds grow into destiny. -Harry S Truman

I am an expert of electricity. My father occupied the chair of applied electricity at the state prison. -W. C. Fields

My childhood should have taught me lessons for my own fatherhood, but it didn't because parenting can only be learned by people who have no children. -Bill Cosby

I talk and talk and talk, and I haven't taught people in fifty years what my father taught me by example in one week. -Mario Cuomo

Hungry Joe collected lists of fatal diseases and arranged them in alphabetical order so that he could put his finger without delay on any one he wanted to worry about. -Joseph Heller

Imprisoned in every fat man a thin man is wildly signaling to be let out. -Cyril Connolly

Everything I like is either illegal, immoral or fattening. -Alexander Woollcott

An angry father is most cruel towards himself. -Publilius Syrus

First of all, Arafat is wrong. Jerusalem is Israel's capital, will never be divided, and will remain the capital of the State of Israel, the capital of the Jewish people, for ever and ever. -Benjamin Netanyahu

A friend doesn't go on a diet because you are fat. -Erma Bombeck

My grandfather Frank Lloyd Wright wore a red sash on his wedding night. That is glamour! -Anne Baxter

Those who have never had a father can at any rate never know the sweets of losing one. To most men the death of his father is a new lease of life. -Samuel Butler

Evil is done without effort, naturally, it is the working of fate; good is always the product of an art. -Charles Baudelaire

Living Life Tomorrow's fate, though thou be wise, Thou canst not tell nor yet surmise; Pass, therefore, not today in vain, For it will never come again. -Omar Khayyam

Upon the education of the people of this country the fate of this country depends. -Benjamin Disraeli

All things are subject to decay and when fate summons, monarchs must obey. -John Dryden

They lard their lean books with the fat of others work. -Richard Burton

Children wish fathers looked but with their eyes; fathers that children with their judgment looked; and either may be wrong. -William Shakespeare

My mother protected me from the world and my father threatened me with it. -Quentin Crisp

My father used to say superior people never make long visits. -Marianne Moore

The worst misfortune that can happen to an ordinary man is to have an extraordinary father. -Austin O'Malley

Tall, sandy blonde, with sort of blue eyes, skinny in places, fat in others. An average gal. -Uma Thurman

Art is a revolt against fate. All art is a revolt against man's fate. -Andre Malraux

I know that I shall meet my fate somewhere among the clouds above; those that I fight I do not hate, those that I guard I do not love. -William Butler Yeats

The fundamental defect of fathers, in our competitive society, is that they want their children to be a credit to them. -Bertrand Russell

Would you rather have butter or guns? Preparedness makes us powerful. Butter merely makes us fat. -Hermann Goering

The courts cannot garnish a father's salary, nor freeze his account, nor seize his property on behalf of his children, in our society. Apparently this is because a kid is not a car or a couch or a boat. -June Jordan

We criticize mothers for closeness. We criticize fathers for distance. How many of us have expected less from our fathers and appreciated what they gave us more? How many of us always let them off the hook? -Ellen Goodman

The human father has to be confronted and recognized as human, as man who created a child and then, by his absence, left the child fatherless and then Godless. -Anais Nin

Mistakes are a part of being human. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are: precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way. Unless it's a fatal mistake, which, at least, others can learn from. -Al Franken

There's so much negative imagery of black fatherhood. I've got tons of friends that are doing the right thing by their kids, and doing the right thing as a father – and how come that's not as newsworthy? -Will Smith

My father carries around the picture of the kid who came with his wallet. -Rodney Dangerfield

I remember the time I was kidnapped and they sent a piece of my finger to my father. He said he wanted more proof. -Rodney Dangerfield

Love cannot save you from your own fate. -Jim Morrison

I was the fattest baby in Clark County, Arkansas. They put me in the newspaper. It was like a prize turnip. -Billy Bob Thornton

Rock's so good to me. Rock is my child and my grandfather. -Chuck Berry

I believe honor thy mother and father is not just a good commandment to live by, it is good public policy to govern by. That is why I feel so strongly about Medicare. -Barbara Mikulski

When a decision is made to go to war based on intelligence, it is a fateful decision. It has ramifications and impacts way beyond the current months and years. -Carl Levin

You can't fatten the pig on market day. -John Howard

I would like to solemnly reaffirm, that poverty is not a fatality. -Mathieu Kerekou

Poverty should not be viewed by us as a humiliation and even less so as a position of honour or a fatality. -Mathieu Kerekou

When I auditioned for my high school band the band director was excited because my father was known to be a great musician. When he heard me, he said 'Are you sure you're Ellis's son?' -Wynton Marsalis

Emotion is often what we rely upon to carry us across the unfathomable voids in our intelligence. -Bryant H. McGill

While it is important for people to see your promise you must also remember that hope is the keeper of both happiness and disappointment, the father of both progress and failure. -Bryant H. McGill

We need to work our level best in this legislative session to help grow Montana's economy, so that grandchildren can stay in Montana, grandchildren can visit their grandmother and grandfather by driving across town, not flying across the country. -Brian Schweitzer

My father, one of the great entrepreneurs and philanthropists of this state, taught me that capital – monetary or political – is to be used to benefit others. I intend to continue that tradition. -Jon Huntsman, Jr.

We must work together to save and strengthen Social Security not just for my father's generation but also for my daughters' generation. -John Thune

But very often in politics we have the experience called up from my father when someone was trying to help him in the campaign: I can take care of my enemies, may the Good Lord save me from my friends. -Robert Foster Bennett

Since the day he came into office, President Bush has worked to gut more than 34 years of hard work by weakening many of our Nation's standing environmental laws, some of which were signed into law by his father. -Jim Jeffords

The time not to become a father is eighteen years before a war. -E. B. White

In peace, sons bury their fathers. In war, fathers bury their sons. -Herodotus

Peace and not war is the father of all things. -Ludwig von Mises

I grew up in Manhattan and, since my father was a playwright, all I ever wanted to be was a stage actress. -Laura Linney

My father has a general rule. He says if I haven't done it in real life I shouldn't do it on-screen. -Natalie Portman

Every day of my life, I feel fat. It's not correct thinking in the natural, normal human being's way of life. -Angie Everhart

I worked hard and made my own way, just as my father had. And just, I'm sure, as he hoped I would. I learned, from observing him, the satisfaction that comes from striving and seeing a dream fulfilled. -Sigourney Weaver

When I was twelve, I went hunting with my father and we shot a bird. He was laying there and something struck me. Why do we call this fun to kill this creature who was as happy as I was when I woke up this morning. -Marv Levy

It is much easier to become a father than to be one. -Kent Nerburn

If my father had hugged me even once, I'd be an accountant right now. -Ray Romano

I never had a speech from my father 'this is what you must do or shouldn't do' but I just learned to be led by example. My father wasn't perfect. -Adam Sandler

Becoming a father, I think it inevitably changes your perspective of life. I don't get nearly enough sleep. And the simplest things in life are completely satisfying. I find you don't have to do as much, like you don't go on as many outings. -Hugh Jackman

I don't want to play the fat guy or the friend for the rest of my life. -Sean Astin

I think quite often a fate worse than death is life, for lots of people. -Tom Baker

The best thing that I got was rehearsing with my father. It was always about the process of figuring things out, and trying something new, and having another take on something and keeping it alive. -Jake Gyllenhaal

I'd like to be taller. I'd like my baby fat to leave. -Kirsten Dunst

Arafat's departure has created an awesome opportunity. -Joe Biden

Despite elections and the experience of post-Soviet personal freedoms by the Russian people, the fate of democracy in Russia is perhaps more ambiguous now than at any time since the collapse of the Communist system. -Richard Lugar

I'll meet the raging of the skies, but not an angry father. -Thomas Campbell

I see the player piano as the grandfather of the computer, the ancestor of the entire nightmare we live in, the birth of the binary world where there is no option other than yes or no and where there is no refuge. -William Gaddis

My father died in 1930, but if you told him or anybody almost in that time that you'd be able to sit back in England and watch a cricket game in Australia, they'd have you put in the loony bin. -Desmond Llewelyn

I had a very special family life. My mother and father made sure when we were home, we were part of the family, not a TV star. And the other thing: my father was fully employed while I was doing the series. -Jerry Mathers

Those who want to reap the benefits of this great nation must bear the fatigue of supporting it. -Thomas Paine

Our acts our angels are, for good or ill, our fatal shadows that walk by us still. -John Fletcher

Rich men's sons are seldom rich men's fathers. -Herbert Kaufman

I was angry about the fact that my father would beat my mother on a daily basis, that my mother would take it in turn and beat on me. I was an abused child. I was mad about all those things, very bitter and very angry. -Rick James

My parents were both from extremely different backgrounds. My father's Italian, my mother was of Swedish descent. They're both first-generation Americans. -Susan Lucci

Let us keep the dance of rain our fathers kept and tread our dreams beneath the jungle sky. -Arna Bontemps

The biggest threat to McDonald's lies within – and that is us as a company becoming complacent. There are a lot of companies that get fat, dumb and happy and take their eye off the ball and forget about serving customers. -Charlie Bell

Opera? Just what the world needs: more fat women screaming. -Peter Boyle

My father was predisposed to drunken rages. I would hide under the bed. My sister and I were talking just the other day about the terror a drunken man in a rage can create in a child. -Antonio Villaraigosa

Until you have a son of your own… you will never know the joy, the love beyond feeling that resonates in the heart of a father as he looks upon his son. -Kent Nerburn

There's really no point in having children if you're not going to be home enough to father them. -Anthony Edwards

If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel there are three key societal members who can make a difference. They are the father, the mother and the teacher. -A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Every man is responsible only for his own acts. The sons do not inherit the sins of the fathers. But can we say: that was long ago, they were different? -Aleksander Kwasniewski

Germany's fate is decided first and foremost in Europe. Reconciliation and cooperation in Europe have brought us freedom, peace and prosperity. Who would have dared to believe so much 50 years ago? -Horst Koehler

In my view, the humanity of our world can be measured against the fate of Africa. -Horst Koehler

A person may rightfully be happy if in this life he could do a great favor for widows and orphans, could assist support than, and facilitate fate of people. -Islom Karimov

Let us make future generations remember us as proud ancestors just as, today, we remember our forefathers. -Roh Moo-hyun

Our mothers and fathers want change. They worked all of their lives, but today live in destitution. -Viktor Yushchenko

The happiest years of my mother's life were spent in Washington, D.C. It was where she met my father, where John was born and where I spent my earliest years. -Caroline Kennedy

My birth neither shook the German Empire nor caused much of an upheaval in the home. It pleased mother, caused father a certain amount of pride and my elder brother the usual fraternal jealousy of a hitherto only son. -Conrad Veidt

My father died. It is still a deep regret to me this day that in choosing acting as my career I was forced to hurt him. He died too early to see I had done the right, the only thing. -Conrad Veidt

Of the many forms of false culture, a premature converse with abstractions is perhaps the most likely to prove fatal to the growth of a masculine vigour of intellect. -George Boole

My father was totally Irish, and so I went to Ireland once. I found it to be very much like New York, for it was a beautiful country, and both the women and men were good-looking. -James Cagney

My father was a farmer and my mother was a farmer, but, my childhood was very good. I am very grateful for my childhood, because it was full of gladness and good humanity. -Roberto Benigni

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

As someone who has seen war first hand, and as a father of three young adults, it was my hope that we could have resolved this conflict and disarmed Saddam Hussein without war. However, this was not the case. -Allen Boyd

I am a person whose father had no religion but who went to the nuns for a couple of years. And I think I'm the same: On one hand, I pray; on the other hand, I don't believe. I am constantly between the two. -Anjelica Huston

Some people had fathers who were bankers or farmers, my father made films, that's how I saw it. As for the movie stars, they were just around, some of them were friends, others weren't, it was all just a part of my everyday life. -Anjelica Huston

Man blindly works the will of fate. -Christoph Martin Wieland

The compulsion of fate is bitter. -Christoph Martin Wieland

To bare our souls is all we ask, to give all we have to life and the beings surrounding us. Here the nature spirits are intense and we appreciate them, make offerings to them – these nature spirits who call us here – sealing our fate with each other, celebrating our love. -Alex Grey

What does the future, that half of time, matter to the man who is infatuated with eternity? -Emil Cioran

It's much more acceptable for men to work and father kids. There's an inherent inequality, because we want to do it all, and I don't know how we can do this all. -Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Personally, I would say the 'master' of this whole thing is fate… Whoever is on the playing field is fair game, and it's up to them to avoid being used. -Cliff Burton

I'm an action player. I like to be aggressive. I don't like to be on the run. I like to feel like I have the fates in my hands and that through my skill or lack thereof I control my fate. -Eugene Jarvis

The glories of our blood and state, Are shadows, not substantial things; There is no armour against fate, Death lays his icy hand on kings. Scepter and crown must tumble down, And, in the dust, be equal made With the poor crooked scythe and spade. -James Shirley

I'm a father; that's what matters most. Nothing matters more. -Gordon Brown

Some people think my father was a spy, because of working for that government agency in Vietnam, but he can't find his car keys, much less keep a national secret. -Lauren Graham

It is the fate of operating systems to become free. -Neal Stephenson

Whenever I fail as a father or husband… a toy and a diamond always works. -Shah Rukh Khan

I never feel that my music is sparse or minimalist; the way fat people never really think they're fat. I certainly don't consider myself minimalist at all. -Morton Feldman

I've never been able to understand why a Republican contributor is a 'fat cat' and a Democratic contributor of the same amount of money is a 'public-spirited philanthropist'. -Ronald Reagan

I would also like to thank my father who discouraged me from playing the violin at an early age. -Paul Desmond

Nobody ever says to men, how can you be a Congressman and a father. -Patricia Schroeder

When I was larger, people said I was fat. Now that I've lost weight, they say I died. -Luther Vandross

As a little boy of eleven I entered the Cadet Corps. I was not particularly eager to become a Cadet, but my father wished it. So my wishes were not consulted. -Manfred von Richthofen

It is necessary to relax your muscles when you can. Relaxing your brain is fatal. -Stirling Moss

I'd just like to see a role for women where someone who isn't traditionally attractive is not portraying the best friend. You know, the character that only speaks in questions. 'Gee, are you gonna go out with him? Do you think I look fat?' -Martha Plimpton

The singing was something I got from my father. -Woody Herman

My whole life has been decided by fate. -Sharon Tate

I attribute my entire football career, as far as getting me started, getting me interested, keeping me that way was my father. He went to every game even though he was crippled and wasn't real healthy. -Bob Lilly

It's so logical and so simple. Fat is the backup fuel system. The role it plays in the body is that when there's no carbohydrate around, fat will become the primary energy fuel. That's pretty well known. -Robert Atkins

My grandfather was a very elegant individual. My father also. He was a lawyer and farmer in Cuba. In Miami, he had to go to work wherever he could. But whenever it was time to go out, you saw how they cared for how they looked. -Andy Garcia

My father was an Episcopalian minister, and I've always been comforted by the power of prayer. -Anna Lee

You must be ready to give up everything, not only material attachments but also human attachments – father, mother, wife, children – everything that you have. But the one thing which you have to abandon unconditionally is your self. -Bede Griffiths

God afflicts with the mind of a father, and kills for no other purpose but that he may raise again. -Robert South

I would not be gotten into a schoolhouse until I was eight years old. Nor did I accomplish much after I started. I doubt if I had gone to school six months in all when my father died. I was fourteen at the time. -Sam Houston

When we believe that God is Father, we also believe that such a father's hand will never cause his child a needless tear. We may not understand life any better, but we will not resent life any longer. -William Barclay

Congealed fat is pretty much the same, irrespective of the delicacy around which it is concealed. -Clement Freud

My father died when I was 4 years old, so I can't really say anything about his hearing. -George Kennedy

My father was a man of love. He always loved me to death. He worked hard in the fields, but my father never hit me. Never. I don't ever remember a really cross, unkind word from my father. -Johnny Cash

Ask Bill Clinton about Yasir Arafat. Clinton and Barak did everything they could in 2000 at Camp David. Arafat walked away from it. -Peter T. King

Even now, after whatever gains feminism has made in involving fathers in the rearing of their children, I still think virtually all of us spend the most formative years of our lives very much in the presence of women. -Reynolds Price

It is not my wish to lounge about the college and fatten on a fellowship all my days. I am always trying to look upon a college life as a medium not an end. -Thomas Edward Brown

I think that people don't know how to do anything anymore. My father was a janitor. He could take a car apart and put it back together. He could build a house in the back yard. Today, if you ask people what they know, they say, 'I know how to hire someone.' -Walter Mosley

I went to school at this log school house. A white woman was my teacher, I do not remember her name. My father had to pay her one dollar a month for me. Us kids that went to school did not have desks, we used slates and set on the hued down logs for seats. -Joe Davis

My father would take me to the playground, and put me on mood swings. -Jay London

I wanted to take up music, so my father bought me a blunt instrument. He told me to knock myself out. -Jay London

My father was frightened of his mother; I was frightened of my father, and I am damned well going to see to it that my children are frightened of me. -King George V

I hated Chris, my brother. I would pull his hair and kick him, until one day my father gave him permission to fight back. I'll be apologizing to him for the rest of my life. -Stevie Nicks

Singing is the love of my life, but I was ready to give it all up because I couldn't handle people talking about how fat I was. -Stevie Nicks

I created the Women's Federation for World Peace in order to restore all that woman originally lost. You American women don't need a man in the position of grandfather, parents, husband, elder or younger brother. You only need the true Adam. -Sun Myung Moon

You can be fat and love yourself. You can be fat and have a great damn personality. You can be fat and sew your own clothes. But you can't be fat and healthy. -Susan Powter

Bush the father did well in placing his sons as governors and did not forget to pass on the expertise in fraud from the leaders of the region to Florida to use it in critical moments. -Osama bin Laden

This resemblance became clear in the Bush the father's visits to the region. He wound up being impressed by the royal and military regimes and envied them for staying decades in their positions and embezzling the nation's money with no supervision. -Osama bin Laden

But I have learned a thing or two; I know as sure as fate, when we lock up our lives for wealth, the gold key comes too late. -Will Carleton

Let us form one body, one heart, and defend to the last warrior our country, our homes, our liberty, and the graves of our fathers. -Tecumseh

Well I'm a third-generation musician. My Grandfather's a musician and my father and mother were both musicians and so I'm a musician. It was just natural that I should be a musician 'cause I was born into the family. -Sam Rivers

I lost 90 pounds and my blood pressure went down to a normal level and the salt in my urine disappeared. And that was when I had to make the transition from fat character actor to thin character actor. -Ron Perlman

I could, I think, quite easily have gone to Oxford. I got four good A levels, but my father's income was such that I wouldn't have got a grant, and he wouldn't let me go to university, and that was the end of it. -Colin Baker

Playing for Yogi is like playing for your father; playing for Billy is like playing for your father-in-law. -Don Baylor

My father is Swedish and my mother is French. -Eva Green

My father felt that children should make their own way. -Ron Reagan

My father never felt the need to wrap himself in anybody's mantle. He never felt the need to pretend to be anybody else. This is their administration. This is their war. If they can't stand on their own two feet, well, they're no Ronald Reagans, that's for sure. -Ron Reagan

My father didn't know George W. Bush from Adam. -Ron Reagan

I'm aware that most people who meet me for the first time think of me in a certain way because of who my father is. That just comes with the territory. But that's been that way ever since I was a little kid as long as I can remember. I grew up that way. -Ron Reagan

My mother's father drank and her mother was an unhappy, neurotic woman, and I think she has lived all her life afraid of anyone who drinks for fear something like that might happen to her. -John Hurt

My father was a soccer player. All my friends played basketball though, so I stuck with basketball. -Steve Nash

My father was my main influence. He was a preacher, but he was also a history and political science teacher, and since he was my hero, I wanted to follow in his footsteps and become a teacher. -David Soul

Nobody teaches you to be a father. Nobody teaches you to be a husband. Nobody teaches you how to be a star. You have to learn to work with the tools. -David Soul

My father was in the coal business in West Virginia. Both dad and mother were, however, originally from Massachusetts; New England, to them, meant the place to go if you really wanted an education. -John Knowles

The sentimentality of baseball is very deeply rooted in the American baseball fan. It is the one sport that is transmitted from fathers to sons. -Michael Lewis

On the king's gate the moss grew gray; The king came not. They call'd him dead; And made his eldest son, one day, Slave in his father's stead. -Helen Hunt Jackson

Boys have a tendency to jump around a lot more than girls. Boys have that desire to want to dunk way more than girls do. It just never seemed like something we could truly fathom and do. -Lisa Leslie

I was a Scout years ago, before the movement started, when my father took me fishing, camping and hunting. Then I was sorry that more girls could not have what I had. When I learned of the movement, I thought, here is what I always wanted other girls to have. -Lou Henry Hoover

My father being in the movie business, I thought being an actor would be great. But when I started singing to people in coffeehouses, you know, singing folk music and then, later, singing songs that I started to write myself, I felt more than an affinity for it. -David Crosby

I have come to the conclusion that none of us in our generation feels as guilty about sin as we should or as our forefathers did. -Francis Schaeffer

Will you permit the sacred fire of liberty, brought by your fathers from the venerable temples of Britain, to be quenched and trodden out on the simple altars they have raised? -Joseph Howe

My organs are too powerful… I manufacture blood and fat too rapidly. -Robert Baldwin

My father was a sea captain, so was his father, and his father before him, and all my uncles. My mother's people all followed the sea. I suppose that if I had been born a few years earlier, I would have had my own ship. -Joseph C. Lincoln

Often, city fathers blamed prostitutes for the disease, and some threatened to brand their cheeks with hot iron if they did not desist from their vices. -Peter Lewis Allen

If she has a good, strong, reliable father image, which is hard to find these days, that will be her image of men, probably for the rest of her life. She'll look for a husband who embodies those qualities. -Robert Johnson

I am ever mindful of the legacy of my grandfather, the founder of this Kingdom, who had said to me that he perceived his life as a link in a continuous chain of those who served our nation and that he expected me to be a new and strong link in the same chain. -Hussein of Jordan

Today the fate of humankind is even more crucially linked than ever before. The boundaries between the problems of 'others' and 'our' problems are being increasingly erased. -Janez Drnovsek

The fate of every democracy, of every government based on the sovereignty of the people, depends on the choices it makes between these opposite principles, absolute power on the one hand, and on the other the restraints of legality and the authority of tradition. -John Dalberg-Acton

For most people, we often marvel at the beauty of a sunrise or the magnificence of a full moon, but it is impossible to fathom the magnitude of the universe that surrounds us. -Richard Baker

For David Parker and Daniel Parker, with the respect and admiration of their father, who grew up with them. -Robert B. Parker

My father was a progressive farmer, and was always ready to lay aside an old plough if he could replace it with one better constructed for its work. All through life, I have ever been ready to buy a better plough. -Andrew Taylor Still

One thing I am certain of is that, if I have done anything good in music, it was, first, because of my father, and second, because of my wife. -Charles Ives

It never seems to occur to some people, that, like beauty, a sense of humor may sometimes be fatal. -Edgar Rice Burroughs

Three of my children are medical doctors, they know at least a hundred times as much about your body as my grandfather knew, but they don't know much more about soul than he did. -John Templeton

A doctor today would never prescribe the treatments my grandfather used in the Confederate Army, but a minister says pretty much the same thing today that a minister would have said back then. -John Templeton

All things make sense; you just have to fathom how they make sense. -Piers Anthony

It seems to be the fate of man to seek all his consolations in futurity. -William Samuel Johnson

Condoleezza Rice, the national security adviser, is right there… she's in town because her father was at Johnson Smith College… and she was delivering a speech there. -Al Michaels

I think Romeo and Juliet is uplifting. That's how much a son wishes to avenge his father. That is how much two young people can love each other. -Ben Kingsley

I never saw my grandfather because he had died before I was born, but I have good memories of my grandmother and of how she could play the piano at the old house. -John Forbes Nash, Jr.

There are things I am more interested in than the clone thing. How are they trying to find their place in the world and make sense of their lives? To what extent can they transcend their fate? As time starts to run out, what are the things that really matter? -Kazuo Ishiguro

I'm sick of very white teeth and lots of gymnasium practice. I'm bored, you know, send in the next one. I wanted a real man that I could believe was my brother, my father, you know, my next-door neighbor – a real person. -Tim Roth

When I felt rather overcome with my father's opposition, I said as firmly as I could, that I must have this or something else, that I could not live without some real work. -Elizabeth Garrett Anderson

A true conservationist is a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children. -John James Audubon

I knew your father before you did, and I don't think he'd be too proud of what you're doing right now. -Scotty Bowman

I have patterned myself after my father and God. -Adam Petty

Writing for me is cutting out the fat and getting to the meaning. -James McBride

If you do not create your destiny, you will have your fate inflicted upon you. -William Irwin Thompson

The fate of our times is characterized by rationalization and intellectualization and, above all, by the disenchantment of the world. -Max Weber

My father always taught me to appreciate what you're fortunate to have and give back to those who need it. No part of our society is more important than the children, especially the ones who need our help. -Dan Marino

I have a lot of memories, but I don't go into capitalizing on that. Something's got to be my own. I'm not doing the record to sit here and broadcast my memories of my father. -Lisa Marie Presley

I was quite the spoiled brat. I have quite a temper, obviously inherited from my father, and I became very good at ordering everyone around. I was the princess; the staff were absolutely terrified of me. -Lisa Marie Presley

I was very protective of my father and I didn't like these people who hung around outside all day. They creeped me out. -Lisa Marie Presley

I'm not a goody-two-shoes. I'm just a father with four children. -Ricky Skaggs

I don't hide my feelings, but when it comes to illness, I guess I don't panic. My father was the same way. I'm the provider for the family and the caretaker. If I panic, who is anybody going to run to? -Curt Schilling

One of the scary things is that, when you're a kid, you look at your dad as the man who has no fear. When you're an adult, you realize your father had fear, and that you have it, too. -David Duchovny

Our fates are in the hands of An Almighty God, to whom I can with pleasure confide my own; he can save us, or destroy us; his Councils are fixed and cannot be disappointed, and all his designs will be Accomplished. -Abraham Clark

Our parents came home one day and heard us, and they thought it was the radio, but our grandfather told them it was us. -Barry Gibb

He who obeys God's laws finds him a father. He who disobeys them, finds him a judge. -Daniel D. Palmer

Homelessness is the actor's fate; physical incapacity to attain what is most required and desired by such a spirit as I am a slave to. -Edwin Booth

The relationship I have to my fatherland is like that of mothers with crippled children: they love them all the more, the more crippled they are. Germany is the background of all my plans, the return to Germany. -Friedrich List

But I have to be careful not to let the world dazzle me so much that I forget that I'm a husband and a father. -Herbie Hancock

I can only say that one's individual situation is more real and important to oneself than the devastations of fates and empires especially when they do not vitally affect oneself. -Isaac Rosenberg

Have any of our friends got off the Island with their families, or what must they submit to? Despotism or destruction, I fear, is their fate. -William Floyd

The god, it would appear, was frequently thought of as the physical progenitor or first father of his people. -William Robertson Smith

You can tell your uncle stuff that you could not tell your dad. That is kind of the role of an uncle. I feel very much like a father sometimes but sometimes I feel like a teammate. -Dusty Baker

Besides alligators, the only animals to be feared are the poisonous serpents. These are certainly common enough in the forest, but no fatal accident happened during the whole time of my residence. -Henry Walter Bates

On the morrow the horizon was covered with clouds- a thick and impenetrable curtain between earth and sky, which unhappily extended as far as the Rocky Mountains. It was a fatality! -Jules Verne

At one point, when I was 20 and living in Kentucky, I got shot – it was a land dispute over six inches of property that ran a hundred yards through my grandfather's land. It was really over the honor of my family and that of another family. -Jack Bowman

My father never raised his hand to any one of his children, except in self-defense. -Fred Allen

You wait for fate to bring about the changes in life which you should be bringing about by yourself. -Douglas Coupland

I never apologized for anything in my life. The only thing I'm sorry about is putting a curse on Roger Ebert's colon. If a fat pig like Roger Ebert doesn't like my movie, then I'm sorry for him. -Vincent Gallo

Of your own indefatigable labor from early dawn and of your explicit instructions, that the batteries should reserve their ammunition, until the grand charge should commence, for which the enemy were undoubtedly preparing. -John Bigelow

I was everything, patriarch, priest, father and judge. -John Sutter

For those of us who have lost loved ones in their prime – as I did when my father and other relatives succumbed – even one of those years would have been a precious gift. -Michael Milken

Reaper of enemies; strong of grip; One kind with his fathers. -Taliesin

My dad had been an actor… not only had my dad been an actor, but his dad had been an actor, and my great-grandfather had been an actor. And who knows before then? -David Hyde Pierce

Alzheimer's is a devastating disease. It was painful for me and my family to watch my grandfather deteriorate. We must find a cure for this horrible disease. -David Hyde Pierce

My father had a varied ear, from Hank Williams to Ravel. -Madeleine Peyroux

My father's record collection was full of New Orleans music of all kinds. I used to listen to the radio in New York, and all there was on it at the time was Madonna and Michael Jackson, so it sort of passed me by. -Madeleine Peyroux

Art is the fatal net which catches these strange moments on the wing like mysterious butterflies, fleeing the innocence and distraction of common men. -Giorgio de Chirico

I need them, need them to give me a kick up the arse. Otherwise I'd just be sat-in getting fat, counting me money. It's good people living on your doorstep and looking through your bins. Gives you energy. -Liam Gallagher

Make women rational creatures, and free citizens, and they will quickly become good wives; – that is, if men do not neglect the duties of husbands and fathers. -Mary Wollstonecraft

Time's fatal wings do ever forward fly; to every day we live, a day we die. -Thomas Campion

This principle is old, but true as fate, Kings may love treason, but the traitor hate. -Thomas Dekker

True maturity is only reached when a man realizes he has become a father figure to his girlfriends' boyfriends – and he accepts it. -Larry McMurtry

In marriage, a man becomes slack and selfish, and undergoes a fatty degeneration of his moral being. -Robert Louis Stevenson

When he was a little kid, he was a fat, spoiled kid. I can tell the type. -Stan Freberg

The course that will restore to the workmen a father's duties and responsibilities, between which and themselves the state has now stepped, is for them to reject all forced contributions from others, and to do their own work through their own voluntary combinations. -Auberon Herbert

He wasn't a great father. He was a great musician. That's always been a touchy one, and it will be until I can find the answer, but I don't know if there is one. -Julian Lennon

My father was a milkman. So, I delivered milk. -Karl Malden

All we ask is that we have peace with the whites. We want to hold you by the hand. You are our father. -Black Kettle

See my father knew a lot about music, he played the piano and he would do theory and stuff like that, but I didn't learn anything from him, but I played that for him and he liked it a lot. -John Fahey

It's a hard call, but I've no desire to live my children's lives. I think my job as a father is to protect them, to allow them a safe place to grow up and to teach them what I've learned. -Ernie Hudson

In Hollywood if you're good looking, tall, have okay teeth and nice skin, the odds of being successful are great. If you're short and fat, it's a different story. But as long as you look like a leading man type, half your job is done already. -John Corbett

I remember Mr. Mayer very well. He sort of liked to be the father – no, he liked to be treated like you thought he was Daddy, but he didn't treat you like Daddy at all. -Jackie Cooper

That's what he was saying, the civil rights movement – judge me for my character, not how black my skin is, not how yellow my skin is, how short I am, how tall or fat or thin; It's by my character. -Pam Grier

You will obtain a vision of matter that is perhaps fatiguing for your imagination, but pure and stripped of what the requirements of life make you add to it in external perception. -Henri Bergson

We were living in the Slad Road when my father left us. I was about three. -Laurie Lee

I would just like to say that opera is no longer about fat people in breastplates shattering wine glasses. -Lesley Garrett

A nation is a totality of men united through community of fate into a community of character. -Otto Bauer

Then there's the story of ill-fated love. It's universal. -Rita Moreno

Fortuitous circumstances constitute the moulds that shape the majority of human lives, and the hasty impress of an accident is too often regarded as the relentless decree of all ordaining fate. -Olympia Brown

I think it's time to do clean-up for a generation. I believe this is one of the movies that hits home for all colors and all races. Everybody I talk to, black or white, suburban, rich or poor, can relate to rejection, can relate to not having a father or a mother. -Derek Luke

His father watched him across the gulf of years and pathos which always must divide a father from his son. -John Phillips Marquand

On the mountains mistakes are fatal. In politics, mistakes are wounding emotionally, but you recover. Personally, wilderness helps me get back in touch with natural rhythms, helps me reflect and, in the process, restore my creativity. -Mark Udall

Whence come I and whither go I? That is the great unfathomable question, the same for every one of us. Science has no answer to it. -Max Planck

It now costs more to amuse a child than it once did to educate his father. -Vaughn Monroe

Can ye fathom the ocean, dark and deep, where the mighty waves and the grandeur sweep? -Fanny Crosby

Honest men are the soft easy cushions on which knaves repose and fatten. -Thomas Otway

We don't have the family organization the way we used to. My father lives with us because we have the room. The greatest of all opportunities for our children is a complete family unit. -Dixie Carter

The debt of gratitude we owe our mother and father goes forward, not backward. What we owe our parents is the bill presented to us by our children. -Nancy Friday

He learned through the way that my father and I felt about his songs, his country songs, that they were great songs. And then he went out and sang them for the audiences that we found, and he found a tremendous reaction to that. -Alan Lomax

My mother told me I was begging her to be an actor when I was four. My father and my grandfather saw at least one or two movies a week; they were film buffs, so I guess it just rubbed off on me. And now it's kind of become a way of life for me. -Giovanni Ribisi

Well, I had a lot of help from my father with the soldering and so on, and he was very good at math and was fascinated with computers, and so I was fortunate enough to have a bunch of exposure going all the way back to high school – this was in the 1960s. -Mitch Kapor

I have good genes. My father is Danish and my mother is Irish and Native American. They both have good skin. -Virginia Madsen

It helps when 1 can send the children off to their fathers so I can support my new book with a national publicity tour. I started writing the book when my daughter was 5. It took me almost four years. -Meg Tilly

I lost my mother when I was very young, and my father when I was in college. -Roma Downey

My father was a middle manager at an oil company, but I never knew anything about his work. Whatever business acumen I have just got gleaned over the years. -Donna Mills

Me and my father went through a war period where we wasn't talking. He wanted me to go to theology school – I didn't want to go. I wanted to do music. I told him I was a minister through music. -Wyclef Jean

My grandfather was a voodoo priest. A lot of my life dealt with spirituality. I can close my eyes and remember where I come from. -Wyclef Jean

Because my father was often absent on naval duty, my mother suffered me to do much as I pleased. -John James Audubon

Along the beach I never collected shells from my father's shore. -Corey Hart

Zero of Animal Life probably about 300 fathoms. -Edward Forbes

The corals do not look much worn, but still appear to have been dead. There are some delicate shells of molluscs from depths beyond 500 fathoms, where they were certainly living. -Edward Forbes

As a dedicated and proud father of three, I am a strong advocate of life. I value life whether born or unborn. -Gresham Barrett

And my father, after all, was a nationalist. -Heinrich Mann

You want a lesson? I'll give you a lesson. How about a geography lesson? My father's from Puerto Rico. My mother's from El Salvador. And neither one of those is Mexico. -Jennifer Esposito

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

My father and I have a very good relationship. We always got along. But I always scold him. -Amy Sedaris

My father was my teacher. But most importantly he was a great dad. -Beau Bridges

Dylan, myself and my father were in a two hour movie called The Sand Kings, which started off the Outer Limits series. It was sort of the two hour pilot movie. -Beau Bridges

I had a mixture, my father was a career army man and my mother was a writer. -Bill Griffith

She encouraged any artistic impulse I had, and my father discouraged any artistic impulse I had. They took out their problems with each other on me and my sister. -Bill Griffith

I grew up in a very musical family, my father was a musician and a big band leader and made records. -Billy Sherwood

I would want my legacy to be that I was a great son, father and friend. -Dante Hall

My father worked for governments all his life as an engineer and public works director. -Edward Tufte

My father died when I was five, but I grew up in a strong family. -Philip Levine

Whether it's destiny or fate or whatever, I don't think I could do a French Laundry anywhere else. -Thomas Keller

After an unremitting and severe labour of two days, we returned to our old encampment with the loss of some of my horses, and my men excessively fatigued. -William Henry Ashley

I like fat people more then I like thin people, things are always a lot more funnier when they happen to fat people. -Lloyd Kaufman

My father wasn't a very good lawyer. He thought the law was sacred and something that was meant to help people. He didn't charge people like he should have… which is why I was allowed to play bars and strip joints when I was 14. -Max Weinberg

Family life was wonderful. The streets were bleak. The playgrounds were bleak. But home was always warm. My mother and father had a great relationship. I always felt 'safe' there. -Robert Cormier

Saddam's fate should be in the hands of his country men. They were the major victims of his brutal reign and should decide his life, death, or permanent imprisonment. Personally, I would lock him away forever. -Ronnie James Dio

I'm not trying to overcome my father or fill his shoes or reach any kind of level that he did. We're talking about a Mozart of rock music. -Sean Lennon

My father taught me Basic and rudimentary C, I learned everything else on my own, including studying computational complexity on my own. That's more a function of my age than anything else though – back when I was in school there were hardly any programming classes. -Bram Cohen

One way and another I was having a ball – playing gigs, jamming and listening to fine musicians. Then came a crisis at home. My stepfather fell sick, and it meant I had to support the family. -Mary Lou Williams

A vegan diet takes care of most of what we need to do. But you'll also want to minimize the use of oils generally, because while olive oil and other vegetable oils are better for your heart than chicken fat, they are as fattening as animal fats. -Neal Barnard

Chicken fat, beef fat, fish fat, fried foods – these are the foods that fuel our fat genes by giving them raw materials for building body fat. -Neal Barnard

I don't care what they say about me when I'm through with sports. I don't want to be known as anything else in life but a great father. -Deion Sanders

They were singing, Gillette, the best a man can get, with a lot of guys hugging their fathers and sailing and riding bikes. I suddenly felt a long way from the best a man could get and I thought it would be nice to get from there to the best. -Craig Ferguson

A child's hope is that your father comes riding in on that white stallion and saves them. You can't make somebody love you the way you want them to love you, it's not a Leave it to Beaver type world. This isn't television. Life's a lot more cruel than that. -Jake Roberts

I went to visit my father to tell him that I was going to go to college and become an architect – that was my dream. I was like, yeah I graduated from school, but it's not like you showed up for that. But all he was worried about is whether or not I wanted money from him. -Jake Roberts

People ask me if I ever see my father and I say yes, because he puts in the effort. He calls all the time to tell us he's proud of us. -Jenna Bush

I didn't have anything to do with being born to my mother and father. But I had a lot to do with Kristin Shepard's notoriety. I'm proud of the work I did on Dallas. -Mary Crosby

I want to thank my mother and my father for teaching me to have a dream. You are seeing my dream come true. -Louise Fletcher

I wouldn't change anything. I think that it's important to let things happen, and stay 'happened'. I think that's all part of the learning curve, part of fate. I'm just glad that it happened. -Mike Peters

The principal end both of my father and of myself in the conquest of India… has been the propagation of the holy Catholic faith. -Saint Ignatius

Oh, Mr Coward, sir – I could never have an affair with you, because you remind me of my father! -Kenneth More

The event of the landing of these brethren upon our shores is to be, not without its beneficial effect, as well to the colored population of this country, as it promises to be to ill-fated Africa. -Lewis Tappan

Therefore we examine with considerable diligence the consensus of the true, learned, and purer antiquity, and we love and praise the testimonies of the fathers which agree with the Scripture. -Martin Chemnitz

Just like if you were brought up on a farm, you would most likely carry on your father's business as a farmer; I was brought up in the kitchen and ended up becoming a chef. -Martin Yan

My father and brothers were coal miners. -Merle Travis

That's Anil's path. She grows up in Sri Lanka, goes and gets educated abroad, and through fate or chance gets brought back by the Human Rights Commission to investigate war crimes. -Michael Ondaatje

I don't believe in low-fat cooking. -Nigella Lawson

You were only truly patriotic if you had a laborer for a grandfather and were glad of it. -Rebecca Harding Davis

By the time I reached high school my father's grocery store had made our life adequately comfortable and I was able to choose, without any practical encumbrances, the subjects that I wanted to pursue in college. -Sidney Altman

The day is past when schools could afford to give sufficient time and attention to the teaching of the ancient languages to enable the student to get that enjoyment out of classical literature that made the lives of our grandfathers so rich. -James Loeb

Today, Arizona's sons and daughters, mothers and fathers are proudly serving their country. -Jane D. Hull

I grew up in an abusive home and was told on a daily basis by my father that I would never amount to anything and that I looked like a boy. -Janice Dickinson

My father was a good preacher and had a little bit of drama. -Jayne Meadows

Besides, wouldn't it be wonderful if no one ever had to worry about the random cruelty of fatal illness or the woes of old age attacking them or their loved ones? -Joan D. Vinge

The futures and ultimate fates of the characters in The Snow Queen are profoundly changed by choices made in their own minds or hearts, as well as choices unexpectedly forced on them by things beyond their control. -Joan D. Vinge

Something like trying to protect yourself all the time, things like trying to outwit fate. Those things can be the worst thing you can do for yourself. -John Frusciante

When our forefathers put down roots in desolate places, the thing that allowed them to survive was that they had a faith to see them through the tough times. -Lee Greenwood

Maggie went out of doors to wash the windows and father came out into the kitchen and said he did not know whether he would go down to the post office or not. And then I sprinkled some handkerchiefs to iron. -Lizzie Andrew Borden

Go for Dr. Bowen as soon as you can. I think father is hurt. -Lizzie Andrew Borden

Last winter when I was coming home from church one Thursday evening, I saw somebody run around the house again. I told my father of that. -Lizzie Andrew Borden

Oh, Mrs. Churchill, do come over, someone has killed father. -Lizzie Andrew Borden

A father's disappointment can be a very powerful tool. -Michael Bergin

My father was a sergeant with the Connecticut state police. My mother was a hairstylist. -Michael Bergin

I wanted to grow up to be just like my father. -Michael Bergin

We're seeing a much larger ministry here for the general community. Not just Catholics, but others are calling us too. They're not looking for lawyers or suing their grandfathers, but counseling and healing. -Roger Mahony

In a certain sense, this guy – who is one of the most evil people in the book – he's not really that bad at running the show, because he knows what he's doing, he's smart and he's got the big picture in mind. He's like the Godfather. -Kevin J. Anderson

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

Well you know, it's true that as a fat person I run a greater risk of heart disease, diabetes, and a number of other things. But guess what? The amount of that risk is almost infinitessimal! -Daniel Pinkwater

Some women have said, 'Gee, here I am getting involved with this fat guy, what will people think of me?' But they were converted and sometimes surprised. -Daniel Pinkwater

The stag tells him that he is the eldest of the sons – the father's favorite – and he warns the father that if he tries to shoot any of the stags, their antlers will tear him to pieces. -Georg Solti

As I have said many times – my father was a great fan of Bill Dickey's and he certainly loved the Yankees. I hope that he would be pleased. -George Steinbrenner

When we say that the persistence of competition is ensured by fate, we mean that individual freedom is so guaranteed. The one thing to which fate binds us is liberty. -John Bates Clark

I played from the time I was seven years old. My father was my first baseman coach. I had opportunities that I never really pursued – with some Miami teams and a few larger colleges, and then I ended up bailing and began cooking. -Todd English

There are two futures, the future of desire and the future of fate, and man's reason has never learned to separate them. -John Desmond Bernal

I want to be a soldier as my father was. -Kaspar Hauser

I was born first to music. But I went into acting because my father knew so much about music he intimidated me. So, I picked an art form, he knew nothing about. So I could be my own man. -Michael Moriarty

My first concern was to take care of my drawing. I did not have any knowledge in arts, especially Haitian arts, apart from the paintings I saw in my father's office. -Ralph Allen

In our town there was a Gestapo officer who loved to play chess. After the occupation began, he found out that my father was the chess master of the region, and so he had him to his house every night. -Bruno Schulz

Theses officers were good friends, so it must have been a terrible argument, because the one who played chess with my father was so angry that he walked over to the dentist's house and got the dentist out of bed and shot him. -Bruno Schulz

This enraged the other Nazi so much that the next morning he came to our house and he shot my father. -Bruno Schulz

Only nine States have been represented since my arrival 'till within three days. There are now Eleven States barely represented. This tardiness in the States or their Delegates, besides retarding the most important Business makes it exceeding fatiguing to those that do attend. -William Whipple

So my father was a person who never lied to me. If I had a question, he answered it. I knew a lot of things at a young age because I was intrigued. -Nick Cannon

To me, having kids is the ultimate job in life. I want to be most successful at being a good father. -Nick Lachey

I finally did work out a very good relationship with my father, but it was rough growing up. We had a lot of conflict, and I think it surfaced in many of my works. -Ira Levin

My father was a very unhappy person, very sarcastic, and my mother was very nervous and worried about what people thought. They weren't monsters, but it wasn't a good childhood. -Paula Danziger

I didn't expect to be doing a whole bunch of Amber Browns. And because it was just one book, and the father had moved away, I didn't realize I was going to have to deal more with shared custody, divorce and all those issues. -Paula Danziger

When my father would yell at me, I told myself someday I'd use it in a book. -Paula Danziger

When I was a kid, Eisenhower had been President forever, and all of a sudden, everything in the world was all about Jack Kennedy. I was 12, interested in politics; my father was from Massachusetts, had an accent like Kennedy. -James Ellroy

Johnny Mercer was my father's best friend and became mine as well. And Harold Arlen, whom I would call Uncle Harry, and Harry Warren: those were ones who I really became close to. -Margaret Whiting

My father was always telling himself no one was perfect, not even my mother. -Broderick Crawford

Arafat was a barrier to peace. -Chuck Schumer

And my father always took me to the library. We were both book addicts. -Cornelia Funke

My father was a minister, so I was a P.K., a preacher's kid. -Dorothy Malone

Through the harsh design of fate, Florida was dealt the unfortunate circumstances of bearing the brunt of not one but two hurricanes, and it appears more dark clouds are poised to visit the Sunshine State. -Ginny Brown-Waite

My father, who had previously been a civil engineer, died in the great influenza epidemic of 1918. -James Rainwater

In a sad twist of fate, the bill to reauthorize the Patriot Act was debated on the floor of the House of Representatives the same day that terrorists struck again. -Jim Sensenbrenner

God, I'm just a fat bald guy, 60 years old, singing the blues, you know? -Joe Cocker

After we have calmly stood by and allowed monopolies to grow fat, we should not be asked to make them bloated. -John Griffin Carlisle

Conduct, which involves a decision of the ultimate fate of the agent cannot be based on illusions. -Muhammad Iqbal

The central premise behind Oslo was that if Arafat were given enough legitimacy, territory, weapons and money, he would use his power to fight terror and make peace with Israel. -Natan Sharansky

Unfortunately, little attention was paid to how Arafat ruled. In fact, some saw the harsh and repressive nature of Arafat's regime as actually bolstering the prospects for peace. -Natan Sharansky

Arafat rejected the deal because, as a dictator who had directed all his energies toward strengthening the Palestinians hatred toward Israel, Arafat could not afford to make peace. -Natan Sharansky

It is not surprising, then, that in the decade since Oslo began, Arafat used all the resources placed at his disposal to fan the flames of hatred against Israel. -Natan Sharansky

I generally wade in blind and trust to fate and instinct to see me through. -Peter Straub

You'd never know that listening to people in the UN but tribalism is the father of racism. -Stanley Crouch

All the nations they had to deal with, had the same fate. -Algernon Sidney

It is common knowledge that smoking is considered one of the nation's leading causes of preventable death, but it's less widely known that cigarettes are also the leading cause of fatal fires. -Ed Markey

My father was a professor of civil engineering at MIT, and my mother taught high school English. -Eric Allin Cornell

After a semester or so, my infatuation with computers burnt out as quickly as it had begun. -Eric Allin Cornell

Initially I had intended to study medicine, but before going to University I had decided that I would be better suited to a career in which I could concentrate my activities and interests more on a single goal than appeared to be possible in my father's profession. -Frederick Sanger

Those who have heard or read anything from me on the subject, know that one of the principal points insisted on is, the forming of societies or any other artificial combinations IS the first, greatest, and most fatal mistake ever committed by legislators and by reformers. -Josiah Warren

The funny thing is all these school shootings that we have, always happen in very religious communities. Maybe it's because the centre of their lives is a big fat nothing and it's just a fantasy and there's nothing there. I think maybe that might have something to do with it. -Matthew Bright

People voted with their hearts as they were remembering the father. -Emile Lahoud

It is fatal for any body of workers to have forever hanging from the fringes of its skirts other bodies on a level just below its own; for that means continual pressure downward, additional difficulty to be overcome in the struggle to maintain reasonable rates of wages. -Florence Kelley

When you're a father, you know exactly where your heart really is. There's no question of it, no doubt. That part of your life has no second guessing. -Fred Ward

My father, a mining engineer and colliery manager, gave his brood many advantages not least of which, for me, was his love of singing which gave music a central place in our lives. -James Black

My father's record collection was all country. That's how I was exposed to it. -Keith Urban

My father was a soldier and my mother was a great mover. She once counted up how many places she had lived in during the first 25 years of her marriage and it came to 20. -Mary Wesley

My dad came out of the Roosevelt era and the Depression. One person and one party made a difference in his life. That's what everybody forgot when they called my father and other people political bosses. -Richard M. Daley

My father and mother – I figured if I could make them laugh, they'd stop fighting. I stole all their material. -Jerry Stiller

There's sometimes a weird benefit to having an alcoholic, violent father. He really motivated me in that I never wanted to be anything like him. -Dean Koontz

My father was in the civil service. I can remember standing in a bus shelter in the pouring rain, and that we were allowed candy floss at the end of the holiday if we had behaved. -Honor Blackman

My father was a Presbyterian minister, working among the poor in West Virginia. He had taken what amounted to a vow of poverty when he accepted that call and so we never had much money. -James Green Somerville

I will begin first to search out this right by that magna charta, that great and faithful charter which was made to Abraham, the father of the faithful, in the name of all his seed. -Thomas Goodwin

We were not fathers also to convey the promise, as Abraham was; nor although the promise, as collectively taken, had belonged to us, as to Abraham it did. -Thomas Goodwin

My father died prematurely at the age of 52 when I was 24, and it is a recurring regret that he never lived to see me succeed beyond university and drama. -Richard E. Grant

But I like to be thought of as a good father and a good husband. -Treat Williams

The admiral, or commander in chief of a squadron, being frequently invested with a great charge, on which the fate of a kingdom may depend, ought certainly to be possessed of abilities equal to so important a station and so extensive a command. -William Falconer

To my father, business was the highest calling, but to my mother, medicine was the top profession. -William Standish Knowles

If I did not have for him the warm affection a son feels toward a less austere and preoccupied father, I at least had an immense respect for him, and a great admiration. -Lincoln Ellsworth

One of the things that made me persist in the Antarctic in the face of sickening discouragements was my determination to name a portion of the earth's surface after my father. -Lincoln Ellsworth

I was just studying with my father, a very difficult task for me since he was a great, great Qawwali singer. -Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

We grew up as kids watching those movies and we were exposed to themes of civil rights, unfairness, bigotry and fathers struggling against the kind of mob of the town, so you remember how you felt as a kid being taken seriously, that you are part of the human drama. -Rachel Griffiths

My father, who had lost a brother, fighting on the Austrian side in World War I, was a committed pacifist. -Walter Kohn

My father was an immigrant from Russia and my mother was first generation. -Arthur Rock

I didn't have parents, so I lived in people's homes… And because I grew up with no parental role models, I learned to become my own friend, eventually my own father and my own mother. -John Lone

More by example than by word, my father taught me logical reasoning, compassion, love of others, honesty, and discipline applied with understanding. -Paul D. Boyer

This led to the discovery that long chain fatty acids would remarkably stabilize serum albumin to heat denaturation, and would even reverse the denaturation by heat or concentrated urea solutions. -Paul D. Boyer

My grandfather was a newspaper publisher and his paper had all the comics in NYC, so some of my earliest memories are of reading the family paper and heading straight for the comics insert. -Rick Moody

It's not about weight, it's about fitness, and one component of being fit is to have relatively low body fat, because fat is not very efficient, whereas muscle is. -Deborah Bull

Because muscle is heavier than fat, dancers weigh more than you might think, but they are usually very lean. -Deborah Bull

I always recommend a sensible diet, including lots of carbohydrates and avoiding too much fat. Dancers don't need different fuel from other people – they just need more of it because they use more energy. -Deborah Bull

My mother and father met while playing chess, so I've always had a fondness for the game. If it weren't for chess, I might not be here. -Dorothy Dunnett

I asked my girlfriend, 'Will you marry me?' She said, 'We'll have to ask my father.' So we had a seance and Jack Ruby says, 'Hello!' -Emo Philips

This crowd did not diminish through the whole of that cold, wet day; they seemed not to know what was to by their fate since their great benefactor was dead, and though strong and brave men wept when I met them. -Gideon Welles

Both parents were very encouraging – especially my father. My father thought the sun rose and set with me. Neither one had a musical background or any musical talent. They liked classical music, but neither could carry a tune. -Gordon Getty

My father was so much more than an accomplished businessman. -Gordon Getty

France cannot be destroyed. She is an old country who, despite her misfortunes, has, and always will have, thanks to her past, a tremendous prestige in the world, whatever the fate inflicted upon her. -Pierre Laval

I tell my friends about my conversations with my father – conversations with an artist. -Ray Conniff

I've always been known as the fat kid from Stand By Me. -Jerry O'Connell

My goal was to play drums, but my father made me take piano lessons. He told me I needed to learn to read music first, so I took lessons for six years. I thank God that he made me take those lessons, because it taught me a tremendous amount. -Brian Austin Green

If my father's business hadn't gone broke, I'd be exporting nuts, bolts and sugar machinery right now. What an awful thought! -Cesar Romero

Due to a big bust in Cuba, my father's business suffered badly, so I was free to choose my own career. I became a professional dancer, and I went on the road and started making real money. -Cesar Romero

My father's parents were Irish. Only a year before my father died, he and I went back to Ireland for a week to look at the old homestead. -John C. Hawkes

I met Leo Fender, who is the guru of all amplifiers, and he gave me a Stratocaster. He became a second father to me. -Dick Dale

Guitar Player Magazine says Dick Dale is the father of Heavy Metal, blowing up 48 amplifiers, creating the first power amplifier. -Dick Dale

We will never forget those like my great-grandfather who fought at Vicksburg. -Roy Barnes

On October 28th, 1887, I became the mother of a girl baby, the very image of its father, at least that is what he said, but who has the temper of its mother. -Calamity Jane

My father used to run auctions. He's now a singer in the Canary Islands. -Jason Statham

My father was killed by a German mine, while I lost other relatives in Allied bombing attacks. -Jean-Marie Le Pen

I'm a very big believer in fate. -Christopher Atkins

I truly, truly believe that I was going in that direction and all of a sudden fate took me and put me here. It's like something else has other plans for me. -Christopher Atkins

No, well, my father's definitely not Christopher Walken. -Josh Lucas

I remember when I was a little boy my father didn't love me; he couldn't. He loved my older brother but he couldn't love me somehow, at least not in a way I could understand it. -Keith Miller

One girl who stands out was this Miami stripper. She still lives with her mother and father, and they know she strips. They call her by her stripper name, Freaky Red. -Method Man

I felt that the best I could do for my father, and the best I could do for myself, and my mother and my family was to stay open to the experience, and learn whatever I could at every step of the way as it was going on. -Patti Davis

My father started growing very quiet as Alzheimer's started claiming more of him. The early stages of Alzheimer's are the hardest because that person is aware that they're losing awareness. And I think that that's why my father started growing more and more quiet. -Patti Davis

America had taken my father from me. And over most of the years of his illness, I gradually started feeling this support system from this country who-people grieving along with us. -Patti Davis

Laura Bush went on national television during the week of my father's funeral and spoke out against embryonic stem cell research, pointing out that where Alzheimer's is concerned, we don't have proof that stem-cell treatment would be effective. -Patti Davis

I'm a father myself for the first time in my life, and I had very very loving parents. -David Keith

I see by your letter to my father that you are rather afraid the French may invade England. -William John Wills

I have been agreeably disappointed in my idea of the camels. They are far from unpleasant to ride; in fact, it is much less fatiguing than riding on horseback, and even with the little practice I have yet had, I find it shakes me less. -William John Wills

And let me tell you, you boys of America, that there is no higher inspiration to any man to be a good man, a good citizen, and a good son, brother, or father, than the knowledge that you come from honest blood. -John Sergeant Wise

Certainly there's got to be a little bit of reality show fatigue happening. -Josh Schwartz

There's got to be a little bit of reality show fatigue happening. -Josh Schwartz

I was born in Norway, and when I was little I went to live in Detroit, Michigan. My father was a professor of philosophy at Wayne University, and my mother was also a teacher. -Marta Kristen

I got a note from my father, who said that Success is wonderful, if you don't inhale. That was his own aphorism, and I think it's the very best thing he could have said to me or anyone else on the subject. -Sam Waterston

If there's any business that instructs you in the strong hand of fate, it's show business. You can plan and plan, but it's what happens to you that really determines what your career will be like. -Sam Waterston

Music was around in my family in two ways. My mother would occasionally sing to me, but I was mostly stimulated by the classical music my father had left behind. I had an ear for music, I suppose, so that's what began my interest in music. -Tom Glazer

I think the obvious answer is I was raised in New York City, so growing up, not only myself but my family, like my father, we would watch a lot of Scorsese films. -Anthony Michael Hall

And I say the sacred hoop of my people was one of the many hoops that made one circle, wide as daylight and as starlight, and in the center grew one mighty flowering tree to shelter all the children of one mother and one father. -Black Elk

Grandfather, Great Spirit, once more behold me on earth and lean to hear my feeble voice. -Black Elk

When I got back to my father and mother and was sitting up there in our tepee, my face was still all puffed and my legs and arms were badly swollen; but I felt good all over and wanted to get right up and run around. -Black Elk

You see, I had been riding with the storm clouds, and had come to earth as rain, and it was drought that I had killed with the power that the Six Grandfathers gave me. -Black Elk

I would say my greatest achievement in life right now – my greatest achievement period is – and I'm still trying to achieve it – is to be a wonderful father to my kids. -Bo Jackson

Growing up, I've enjoyed hunting with my father. -Dale Earnhardt

My grandfather, along with Carnegie, was a pioneer in philanthropy, which my father then practiced on a very large scale. -David Rockefeller

My father being an outdoors person, he used to take us on quite a few adventures thorugh the wild areas down there, introducing us to alligators and rattlesnakes and all the trees and plants. -Jim Fowler

My father was a soil scientist with the Geological Survey. -Jim Fowler

Another night, I dreamed I saw my father sweeping out the barn floor clean, and would not suffer the wheat to be brought in the barn. He appeared to me to be in anger. -Joanna Southcott

For the freedoms our founding fathers not only dreamed about, but made into reality. It is that same pursuit of freedom today that is helping to make our world a safer place. -John M. McHugh

I've said it before, but it's absolutely true: My mother gave me my drive, but my father gave me my dreams. Thanks to him, I could see a future. -Liza Minnelli

My mother was an artist and highly strung, whereas my father was much calmer. -Liza Minnelli

Foods high in bad fats, sugar and chemicals are directly linked to many negative emotions, whereas whole, natural foods rich in nutrients – foods such as fruits, vegetables, grains and legumes – contribute to greater energy and positive emotions. -Marilu Henner

Father or stepfather – those are just titles to me. They don't mean anything. -Oliver Hudson

You can love someone like your son, even if he's not your biological son, and you can love someone like your father, even if he's not your biological father. -Oliver Hudson

My mother is an office manager, my father a professor of economics and financial planner. -Poppy Z. Brite

Later, at Stanford University, I thought I'd become a lawyer or businessman, but my father came to me and said he thought there was a big future in the fine-wine business. -Robert Mondavi

My father was a diplomat for part of his life and I jumped from country to country and culture to culture. -Walter Salles

So the search for a father in Central Station is also a search for a country. -Walter Salles

I haven't done a lot of things in my career that my kids can watch, because they are 8, 6 and 3, and they are pretty young; so given the concepts that the film was about a superhero, it was a black superhero, and it was a father and son type partnership. -Blair Underwood

Phrenology taught us that the mind thinks by means of the brain, is liable to become fatigued by too long attention, as the locomotive muscles are by too much walking; and I therefore proposed to them to take a brief rest. -George Combe

He was not a runner, my father, but he was quick. I always remember it was very difficult to escape from him when he was angry. If he wanted to beat us he would always catch us. Even me, he could always catch me. -Haile Gebrselassie

My father thought sport was something fun – he didn't know it was a way to make money. Then I won a Mercedes at the world championships and I gave it to him. From the moment it arrived my father said: 'Good, you can support not just yourself but me too'. -Haile Gebrselassie

Before she married my father, my mother was a film reviewer for The Akron Beacon Journal – a small newspaper. -Jim Jarmusch

I had to get in touch with the source, I had to go back into my abandonment issues with my mother, I had to go into issues with my father I hadn't even looked at before. -Kenny Loggins

That room was not available, and the only other room had been booked for a Jewish bar mitzvah. I called the father and told him I needed the room and I would pay him to move the bar mitzvah to an adjoining room which was smaller. -Lew Wasserman

If you've got a big gut and you start doing sit-ups, you are going to get bigger because you build up the muscle. You've got to get rid of that fat! How do you get rid of fat? By changing your diet. -Jack LaLanne

Look at the average American diet: ice cream, butter, cheese, whole milk, all this fat. People don't realize how much of this stuff you get by the end of the day. High blood pressure is from all this high-fat eating. -Jack LaLanne

The only way you get that fat off is to eat less and exercise more. -Jack LaLanne

You can't get rid of it with exercise alone. You can do the most vigorous exercise and only burn up 300 calories in an hour. If you've got fat on your body, the exercise firms and tones the muscles. But when you use that tape measure, what makes it bigger? It's the fat! -Jack LaLanne

At 6:30, which was when the national news began, my father raised the volume and adjusted the antennas. Usually I occupied myself with a book, but that night my father insisted that I pay attention. -Jhumpa Lahiri

Child-rearing is my main interest now. I'm a hands-on father. -Sean Penn

My first years were spent living just as my forefathers had lived – roaming the green, rolling hills of what are now the states of South Dakota and Nebraska. -Standing Bear

Then I did Mystic Pizza, just to do something I wasn't fat in. -Vincent D'Onofrio

But my mother and father were married when my mom was 20 and my dad was 24. -Rachael Leigh Cook

Well, for Blow I had to age from 20 to 60, starting out in shape and then later putting on fat pads. -Ray Liotta

I worked with my son when he was much younger; we did L.A. Law together, where I played his father and he played a kid who was suing his father for alienation of affection or something. It was great. -Rene Auberjonois

And my father, being a good Swiss puritan, always really insisted that if I was going to be an actor, I shouldn't just be an actor, I should know about the whole process. -Rene Auberjonois

Chris Martin's a good friend of mine. I'm actually Apple's godfather. He's an old friend and we've been mates for quite a few years now. -Simon Pegg

Is it wrong for me to love my own? Is it wicked for me because my skin is red? Because I am Sioux? Because I was born where my father lived? Because I would die for my people and my country? -Sitting Bull

My father was a classical pianist, and my mother was a singer of just about everything. -Carly Simon

My father is a Jehovah's Witness, and he raised us under a very strict hand. -Damon Wayans

My father was the guy on the block who said hi to everyone. -Damon Wayans

My father realised that for me to become a publisher in his firm would have been the end of the firm! -Dick Bruna

Now, I had been drawing all this time – especially in France of course – so, when I came back, my father gave me the chance to do a cover for one of the books he published. -Dick Bruna

My father was an all-American football player. -Edwin Moses

My father was also a principal of a school and mother was a curriculum advisor. Both were educators. -Edwin Moses

My grandfather was not a musician but he was an artist – a painter, a decorative painter. -Gyorgy Ligeti

Since childhood she had walked the Devon rivers with her father looking for flowers and the nests of birds, passing some rocks and trees as old friends, seeing a Spirit everywhere, gentle in thought to all her eyes beheld. -Henry Williamson

But my mother loved The Elephant Man, and my father gave David Lynch a scholarship to study in Rome. -Isabella Rossellini

But it is obvious that our fathers, whose efforts have planted these great and prosperous cities along the once lonely trails of our own broad land, received all the fundamentals of civilization as a heritage from their European ancestors. -James Henry Breasted

Working mothers do an hour more per day than working fathers do and working mothers do on average an hour more per day with the kids than working fathers do. -James Levine

If you factor in not just who's doing what at home, but how much more time working fathers are spending on work outside the home, on average they spend two hours more per day outside the home. -James Levine

So, the total number of hours spent on the stuff you have to do to take care of a family, working and caring for stuff at home, the total number of hours is actually about the same for mothers and fathers. -James Levine

Employee fathers need to step up to the plate and put their family needs on the table. -James Levine

My father was an agnostic. -Jerry Falwell

My mother and father, Joe and Theresa Montana brought me along and taught me to never quit, and to strive to be the best. -Joe Montana

My grandmother made her home at Fox How under the shelter of the fells, with her four daughters, the youngest of whom was only eight when their father died. -Mary Augusta Ward

When Socrates was about 30, and his father was long dead, he was still pursuing the art of sculpture, but from necessity, and without much inclination. -Moses Mendelssohn

I'm still the fat kid from high school who never had a date. -Nathan Lane

My father and mother were second cousins, though they did not meet till shortly before their marriage. -Patrick White

I come from a really big family, my father was a businessman and what he always instilled in us was to be your own boss. My father built up his business, and he was by no means a rich man, but he figured out how to work four-and-a-half days a week. -Tony Shalhoub

It was my father who taught me to value myself. He told me that I was uncommonly beautiful and that I was the most precious thing in his life. -Dawn French

I always sang when I was little and my father, who was a great influence on me, also had a wonderful voice. He and my mother really encouraged me to sing and play the piano. They were always very supportive. -Judy Collins

My father was adamant in his disapproval of my interest in show business. -Paul Lynde

I had the luck that my parents educated me in three languages. With my mother I spoke Dutch, with my father Italian, and in the school I learned German. But my host language is Italian. -Michelle Hunziker

The first jazz pianist I heard was Thelonious Monk. My father was listening to an album of his called 'Monk's Dream' almost every day from the time I was born. -Benny Green

Prior to that, I had associated this music with older people, like my father. -Benny Green

I guess the two things I was most interested in were telescopes and steam engines. My father was an engineer on a threshing rig steam engine and I loved the machinery. -Clyde Tombaugh

My father was unemployed and I was the eldest of seven children. We were very poor. And when you ask how did we support ourselves, the only funding that we had was unemployment payments. -John Hume

My father was a civil servant, fairly sort of middle ranking, low to middle ranking. He worked almost entirely in what was then called Administrative Labour, dealing with employment and unemployment issues. -John Hume

Every child growing up will look to their parents, my mother and my father. My grandmother lived with us. I picked up quite a bit of family lore and history from her, which was interesting. -John Hume

The father's greatest folly is that he believes he can be a much more simple person than he is; he is not really able to deal with his own complexity as a human being. -Atom Egoyan

It is easier often to forgive than to be forgiven; yet it is fatal to be willing to be forgiven by God and to be reluctant to be forgiven by men. -Charles Williams

You come on as a guest. You don't get the girl anymore. But that is our lives. You start off as the boyfriend, then you are the lover, then you are the husband, then you are the father, and then you are the grandfather. -Albert Finney

It's a very, very fascinating story for me, cause it's about a man who's been doing bad; bad things. And he's a father of four children in parochial school, he's a lieutenant of detectives, but he's in conflict with himself and with trying to do what's right. -Harvey Keitel

You're working on being a father, so that is something that when you experience it you'll understand the profundity of wanting to protect something dear to you. -Harvey Keitel

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

It's about a father and daughter and the daughter's friend and her relationship with her current husband. -Ismail Merchant

Past conference topics have included strengthening the role of fathers in children's lives, the impact of the media culture on children, the delicate balance between work and family, and family involvement in education. -Tipper Gore

I did the cover of Cigar Aficionado, so I'm supposed to talk about loving cigars. I've smoked them a couple of times. My father used to smoke cigars. I love the idea and the concept, and I love the smell of cigars. -Gina Gershon

I know the pressures of being the daughter of a great actress. But it's inspiring. You learn so much that other people don't get to learn until later on. My father being a director, I learnt a real work ethic. -Natasha Richardson

My father was always very interested in space. I watch Star Trek and all those things, but I always had a different picture in my mind… maybe closer to Alien. I don't see it in space as much as I do see it in different planets, with each having its own strange characters. -Sigourney Weaver

I wanted to play a mother again. I thought it would be interesting to play the mother of an older child. And it was also the kind of part I've been looking for my whole career, actually, in film. You know, just to play a femme fatale who's very smart, and wicked. -Sigourney Weaver

My husband is from Hawaii and his father who was also born in Hawaii was a teenager when Pearl Harbor happened, right before church and he ran up and got on the roof of his grandfather's house and watched the planes go over. -Sigourney Weaver

I couldn't see my father's films because they were restricted and we didn't have videos or DVDs back then. -Kiefer Sutherland

What I took back, because of my exposure to the Jewish music of the 30s and the 40s in my upbringing with my father, was that kind of theatrical songwriting. It was always a part of my character. This desire to make people laugh. -Pete Townshend

I think some of the pressure comes from the expectations of other people. Like if your father played baseball, they expect you to be the big lifesaver or something when you play a sport. -Barry Bonds

I have a chef who makes sure that I'm getting the right amounts of carbs, proteins and fats throughout the day to keep me at my max performance level. -Barry Bonds

The picture has made its million back in four months; I have been overwhelmed by letters, hundreds of them, literally, begging me in my next production not to swing over the shallow trash of mother love, father love, sister love, brother love. -Erich von Stroheim

So I do not consider myself a chronicler of my fatherland or even a chronicler of Havana. -Guillermo Cabrera Infante

My mother had been educated at a convent, and she had been converted to communism by my father during Stalin's most rampant period, at the beginning of the 1930s. So she had two gods, God in heaven and god on earth. -Guillermo Cabrera Infante

My role model was my grandfather. He instilled in me the feeling that no matter how successful you are you have a responsibility to help others. -Kevin Johnson

I am sorry I could not see my father. -Leon Czolgosz

My father got me involved in the game when I was four years old. -Natalie Gulbis

Well, when I was a kid, if my father was witnessing something that he thought was particularly outrageous or he was looking at some sort of a question that he thought lacked proper definition, he would say, Well, at least Jesse James had the honor to wear a mask. -Richard Neal

And as far as possible for sickness or fatigue, constrain yourself to eat in the hall before your people, for this shall bring great benefit and honour to you. -Robert Grosseteste

Something new has happened: For the first time in German history our fatherland is guided by a plan that considers only the needs of the people, and aims at building prosperity and reconstructing of our fatherland. -Walter Ulbricht

I believe that fate is choices – it's not chance. -Wayne Newton

Being a father, being a friend, those are the things that make me feel successful. -William Hurt

I think I've always been somebody, since the deaths of my father and brother, who was afraid to hope. So, I was more prepared for failure and for rejection than for success. -Amy Tan

Equality, rightly understood as our founding fathers understood it, leads to liberty and to the emancipation of creative differences; wrongly understood, as it has been so tragically in our time, it leads first to conformity and then to despotism. -Barry Goldwater

In this movie, you have all the things you love from Tim. All the magic and the whimsy and the surreal, but he also has a fantastic story of a father and son that really gets under your skin. -Danny DeVito

The son has always felt like he was a footnote in one of the stories the father tells. The father is an amazing storyteller and one of the tales that he tells is how he met his wife. -Danny DeVito

There is a crying need today to have this truth heralded throughout the land that youth especially may appreciate and hold the freedom of the individual as sacred as did our revolutionary fathers. -David O. McKay

That was kind of scary. You got the sense as a little kid that you might be at risk now, and then you're like, 'Why are we at risk? It's because my grandfather is in charge of all of this.' You can't really realize the magnitude of a job like that when you are eight. -Lauren Bush

He knows I rip him off every day. He's the godfather for me. Nobody can say they aren't influenced by what Stevie Wonder has done. -Brian McKnight

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

I remember all too well the premiere of Ecstasy when I watched my bare bottom bounce across the screen and my mother and father sat there in shock. -Hedy Lamarr

I was born an only child in Vienna, Austria. My father found hours to sit by me by the library fire and tell fairy stories. -Hedy Lamarr

Arnold Bennett was a writer I admired. He was actually taking notes at his father's deathbed. -Hugh Leonard

My father I liked, but it was only after his death that I got to know him by writing the play. -Hugh Leonard

My mother was passionate. She was stubborn, the dominant one in the family. She dominated my father. -Hugh Leonard

It's not any desire on my part to start playing dads, but it's a convention of drama. If you don't get the parts of young people going out to nightclubs, you have to play their fathers. -Ian Hart

Kennedy lied and lied about his health while he was alive, even using his father's influence to get into the Navy without ever taking a medical examination. -Richard Reeves

Sexism is not the fault of women – kill your fathers, not your mothers. -Robin Morgan

My father, Robert Ernst, was teaching as an architect at the technical high school of our city. -Richard Ernst

These are the people who do studies that your carry-out Chinese meals are saturated in fat. I'd just like to meet them! I mean, what do they do for pleasure? -Robert M. Parker, Jr.

The forefathers, including James Madison, felt very strongly that the duties that we owe to God were outside of government's prerogative, that government had no business interfering with the way we worship God. -Roy Moore

My father was a poor man, very poor in a British colonial possession where class and race were very important. -Sidney Poitier

I decided in my life that I would do nothing that did not reflect positively on my father's life. -Sidney Poitier

I walked out of the Chinese restaurant with a fat check, a record deal, and a box of shrimp egg foo yung! -Solomon Burke

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

And I always had this idea for making a movie about a femme fatale, because I like these characters. They're a lot of fun, they're sexy, they're manipulative, they're dangerous. -Brian De Palma

My father, Fred Carter, Jr., is definitely an extraordinaire. -Deana Carter

The most important influence in my childhood was my father. -DeForest Kelley

My father started me singing in church. -DeForest Kelley

I can't recall any difficulty in making the C language definition completely open – any discussion on the matter tended to mention languages whose inventors tried to keep tight control, and consequent ill fate. -Dennis Ritchie

When I was four or five, my father had a general store in Winchester and I don't think the farmers could ever leave on Saturday afternoon until I had been placed up on the counter to sing. -Dinah Shore

My mother's a secretary; my father's an electrician in a mining company. -Eva Herzigova

We seal our fate with the choices we take, but don't give a second thought to the chances we take. -Gloria Estefan

I have done everything I can to make sure my daughter knows her father because you form your own identity by rebelling against your parents – but first you have to know them. -Greta Scacchi

My father was absent and he was a hero to me. -Greta Scacchi

I was nine or 10 years old and my father was sacked on Christmas Day. He was a manager, the results had not been good, he lost a game on December 22 or 23. On Christmas Day, the telephone rang and he was sacked in the middle of our lunch. -Jose Mourinho

Their educations ended with high school – my father going to work as a clerk and then salesman in a company dealing in printing and stationary, and my mother working as a secretary and then bookkeeper in a firm of wool merchants. -Martin Lewis Perl

Beware the cute, hot guy who kind of reminds you of the parent you don't get along with: your cold, distant father who left when you were a kid or your hot-tempered mother whom you could never please. -Merrill Markoe

I was married at 16, a father at 17 and divorced at 18. -Placido Domingo

You know, I had my mother and my father convincing me that he would be going back to Hollywood and he'd be back with the actresses and dating them and that he wasn't serious about me at all. So I had him saying one thing to me and my parents telling me something else. -Priscilla Presley

As regards parents, I should like to see them as highly educated as possible, and I do not restrict this remark to fathers alone. -Quintilian

This is not to say that the Scots are not fine people, but they were all sort of… well, my grandfather was a minister and sort of Protestant, and this was rather depressing to me. -Alan Hovhaness

I studied Japanese language and culture in college and graduate school, and afterward went to work in Tokyo, where I met a young man whose father was a famous businessman and whose mother was a geisha. He and I never discussed his parentage, which was an open secret, but it fascinated me. -Arthur Golden

The interesting thing is, while we die of diseases of affluence from eating all these fatty meats, our poor brethren in the developing world die of diseases of poverty, because the land is not used now to grow food grain for their families. -Jeremy Rifkin

Well, I mean she's of a certain biological age but she didn't have to go around with fat patches and stuff. -Stockard Channing

And I remember leaving my place in L.A. and – my father is a big fight fan – and I said, 'Dad, I got a couple of days off and I'm getting ready to go to Houston to sign to fight Muhammad Ali. -Wilt Chamberlain

I think we are bound to, and by, nature. We may want to deny this connection and try to believe we control the external world, but every time there's a snowstorm or drought, we know our fate is tied to the world around us. -Alice Hoffman

She was trusted and valued by her father, loved and courted by all dogs, cats, children, and poor people, and slighted and neglected by everybody else. -Anne Bronte

Well, the right-wing policy with regard to Israel – the people who don't want to deal with Arafat, who don't want a Palestinian state – the whole sort of right-wing view is consistent with the view toward Iraq. It's the same policy and the same people. -Chris Matthews

The patriot blood of my father was warm in my veins. -Clara Barton

I hope the film will help mothers and fathers to be aware that 15 is a very vulnerable age. -Ellen Muth

It was something she didn't want me to do because she thought the rejection would ruin my self-esteem. My father was, like, 'If she wants to try it, let her try it.' -Ellen Muth

In case of separation, why should the children be taken from the protecting care of the mother? Who has a better right to them than she? How much do fathers generally do toward bringing them up? -Ernestine Rose

He asked why and I said, 'Because Gwyneth has a fat suit, my wife has a fat suit – I don't get a fat suit?' He looked at me and said, 'You mean you don't have one on?' -Joe Viterelli

Better than anything else in our culture, it enables fathers and sons to speak on a level playing field while building up from within a personal history of shared experience – a group history – that may be tapped into at will in years to come. -John Thorn

My father influenced by his very life, his very example and the environment that I was brought up in. But, he did not encourage or discourage any of us. He let us make up our own minds. -Juliet Mills

Being a father, well, I don't know if this is a change, but it makes me want to get out of here faster. Get off the clock. Just 'cause the baby is my reason for living, my reason for coming to work. -Richard Dean Anderson

When my grandfather died, I started adopting some of his accents, to sort of remind myself of him. A homage. He was a war hero, and he was really great with his hands. -Gavin DeGraw

Ladies and gentlemen, my mother thanks you, my father thanks you, my sister thanks you, and I thank you! -George M. Cohan

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

I was the same kind of father as I was a harpist – I played by ear. -Harpo Marx

My father's sister never married in order to raise me. -Marcel Carne

My Struggles is a record close to me. It's about what I went through at home living with an abusive father. -Missy Elliott

I got a mother who's very strong after taking the whippings that she took from my father. -Missy Elliott

It makes me believe in fate. In most cases, the readings where I've been really bad have usually been the ones where I got the part. -Robin Wright

I was 37 when my father died-and I no longer had any freedom of choice over what I would do with the rest of my life. -J. Paul Getty

My father… had sharper eyes than the rest of our people. -Chief Joseph

I pressed my father's hand and told him I would protect his grave with my life. My father smiled and passed away to the spirit land. -Chief Joseph

A man who would not love his father's grave is worse than a wild animal. -Chief Joseph

My father was the first to see through the schemes of the white man. -Chief Joseph

I grew up not liking my father very much. I never saw him cry. But he must have. Everybody cries. -Charley Pride

The first time my father saw me in the flesh was on the stage, which is a bit weird. We went out to dinner, and he was charming and sweet, but I did all the talking. -Christopher Plummer

That's what the gas is about, that's what the bloating is about and that's what the fat storage is about. -Suzanne Somers

The film is about Joe discovering who his mother and father are and his relationship with them, and the identity crisis he goes through once he finds out who his parents are. -Christopher Eccleston

As far as I'm concerned, love means fighting, big fat lies, and a couple of slaps across the face. -Edith Piaf

I made a decision when my father passed away that I was going to be who God made me to be and not try to preach like my father. -Joel Osteen

And learn that when you do make a mistake, you'll surface that mistake so you can get it corrected, rather than trying to hide it and bury it, and it becomes a much bigger mistake, and maybe a fatal mistake. -Sanford I. Weill

My father was a writer and an acting teacher. -Noah Hathaway

Here an attempt is made to explain suffering: the outcaste of traditional Hinduism is held to deserve his fetched fate; it is a punishment for the wrongs he did in a previous life. -Walter Kaufmann

After Watergate, America was a ship without a rudder. Vietnam was left to its own devices, drifting along towards its fate. -Nguyen Cao Ky

The reason that I keep writing is that all my most powerful messages about the fates of wild places that I care about need to have words as well as images. -Galen Rowell

If, like Harry Keogh, I could talk to the dead – God, there are an awful lot of people I would like to speak to! Not least my father. Being in the army for 22 years, I didn't see enough of him, and I know there are a great many things I could have learned from him. -Brian Lumley

Yes, my mother was a singer, and my father played piano and keyboards. They were in a band together, though they also had regular jobs because they had kids and stuff like that. -Caroline Corr

Southern women often marry a man knowing that he is the father of many little slaves. They do not trouble themselves about it. -Harriet Ann Jacobs

My father was trained as a saddler, but in fact as a young man worked in his father's business of rearing and selling cattle, so he grew up in the countryside. -Aaron Klug

And I came away from that experience, and it was a very difficult experience – I came to understand that you have to practice at being a good father and practice at being a good husband, just as you have to practice at being a good journalist. -Bob Schieffer

No, I never thought about my father's money as my money. -Christie Hefner

Motivation aside, if people get better at these life skills, everyone benefits: The brain doesn't distinguish between being a more empathic manager and a more empathic father. -Daniel Goleman

My grandfather was running Hillcrest Country Club, and that's where a whole group of Hollywood comedians hung out. -Leigh Steinberg

It's a little bit in the genes because my brother is a journalist and my father was a sports writer. -Patricia Heaton

Just as a son, to be a son of man, must be of the same nature and spirit of his father; so with the sons of God, and so it will be with all who are born of the spirit of God. -Elias Hicks

I am a great admirer of Sen. Frist, who is a nationally known heart surgeon and well known in Nashville as a great family man who has dedicated his life to helping others and, in that regard, he has followed in his father's footsteps. -John Jay Hooker

I have known Harold Ford Jr. since before he was born, in that his father was my driver in the 1966 governor's race, and has remained a friend of mine all these years. -John Jay Hooker

Our fathers were actually business partners in the same real-estate firm, and we got together and thought, How can we get a movie together and get distribution and create a new movie genre? We started by making satires of commercials. -David Zucker

My character Esteban is a guy who really didn't think he was gonna be there at this point in his life. He's in his early 30s. He's got a son. He's raising his son as a single father. -Esai Morales

I like the Beatles. They're at the core of my musicality. And John Lennon's my spiritual father. -Esai Morales

I inherited that calm from my father, who was a farmer. You sow, you wait for good or bad weather, you harvest, but working is something you always need to do. -Miguel Indurain

Because religion has such a compelling hold on the deep psyches of so many people, feminists cannot afford to leave it in the hands of the fathers. -Carol P. Christ

But I still serve pretty big and that's one of my biggest weapons, so if my shoulder holds up and I can count on it, I can win a few matches and then you never know how the other guys are going to react to the fatigue and the length of the matches. -Guy Forget

My father was very much a handy person round the house, and I learnt a lot of carpentry from him. -John Henry Carver

I had some vague memory of visiting Canberra as a lad, when we came up with my father by car. But when I made the long train journey from Sydney to Canberra and arrived at the little stop, I did wonder slightly whether this really was the national capital. -John Henry Carver

My father was a stone mason, and a talented amateur pianist and vocalist. -John E. Walker

I felt no pressure that my grandfather was famous and my uncle was famous. -Kim Weston

Growing up, I didn't give my grandfather's photography a second thought. I wasn't involved in his work, except that I helped my dad print his negatives. -Kim Weston

Uncle Brett had a definite vision that he was after, I don't think having a famous father affected him much. -Kim Weston

My father wasn't really involved and my mom is the light in my life. -Marion Jones

If all things were made through Him, clearly so must the splendid revelations have been which were made to the fathers and prophets, and became to them the symbols of the sacred mysteries of religion. -Origen

Although raised on the farm – my grandfather was an unsuccessful fundamentalist preacher turned farmer – my father and his brother both became professors. -Philip Warren Anderson

An important impression was my father's one Sabbatical year, spent in England and Europe in 1937. -Philip Warren Anderson

The purpose of my life is being a father to my kids and being a husband to my wife. -Terrence Howard

We call the Creator father, because we rely upon Him to protect us, guide us, feed us, keep us warm, to discipline us and all those things. I try to take my cue from the Creator, with regard to my children. -Terrence Howard

One of my earliest memories is of my father carrying me in one arm with a picket sign in the other. -Camryn Manheim

I have lived my life in a culture that hates fat people. -Camryn Manheim

So instead of beating myself up for being fat, I think it's a miracle that I laugh every day and walk through my life with pride, because our culture is unrelenting when it comes to large people. -Camryn Manheim

I've always thought of fat as just a descriptive word. -Camryn Manheim

So to me, fat just seems to be right to the point and the most descriptive way to say it. -Camryn Manheim

It's okay to be a fat man. It's prestige and power and all of that. But fat women are seen as just lazy and stupid and having no self-control. -Camryn Manheim

People in this country haven't stopped hating fat people, but they've become more kind to me, since in our culture, even though we hate our fat people, we love our celebrities even more. -Camryn Manheim

Almost everything I do is related to being fat. -Camryn Manheim

I discovered the 7th art at home when I was kid, through Charlie Chaplin's movies and those of my father who shot documentaries. He was my biggest influence. So I took his camera and started shooting. -Lasse Hallstrom

My father was an amateur filmmaker who shot 8mm color documentaries. -Lasse Hallstrom

My father would tell anyone who would listen that this dentist thing he was doing was not his passion; cinematography was. -Lasse Hallstrom

The workplace should have a place where the kids can visit. They should have places at the mother's or the father's work where professionals can have their kids visit them whenever they feel like it. -Eric Braeden

Instead of joyfully looking forward to my birth, my mother began systematically preparing for her own death. She was fatalistic. -Lorna Luft

Muslim delegates concerned about rights in Palestine could have brought their enthusiasm closer to home by addressing the fate of black Christians being slaughtered and enslaved in the Sudan. -Jack Schwartz

I grew up with an artist father, and my parents' friends were also mainly artists or writers, so he connects what I do with his example. -Jonathan Lethem

The founding fathers were not only brilliant, they were system builders and systematic thinkers. They came up with comprehensive plans and visions. -Ron Chernow

Partly because his life ended before the age of 50, Hamilton was defined by the other founding fathers, and he managed, with amazing consistency, to alienate most of them. -Ron Chernow

The anger that Uncle Junior has comes from my background. My father was the son of an Italian immigrant, and I've seen the fire of the Italian temperament. It can be explosive sometimes in ways that are both funny and tragic. -Dominic Chianese

My father was an American who could cuss in Italian and make an aria out of it. It was wonderful to watch. But then again, he was a Gemini. I believe in that stuff. -Dominic Chianese

I enjoyed my grandparents very much. My mother and father would always allow me to stay with them. -Dominic Chianese

The one phrase you can use is that success has a thousand fathers, and failure is an orphan. -Alan Price

I suppose my father was more influential in my starting to play the guitar. -Andy Partridge

The greatest job I ever had was working on my family farm. Each morning my father would come into my bedroom around 4:30 am and command me to get up and work the fields. I would spend the next two hours before school slopping pigs and cropping tobacco. -Armstrong Williams

My father was a pedant and a bully who cared about nobody, and I was not to see him until I was eighteen. -George Weinberg

My father, who was from a wealthy family and highly educated, a lawyer, Yale and Columbia, walked out with the benefit of a healthy push from my mother, a seventh grade graduate, who took a typing course and got a secretarial job as fast as she could. -George Weinberg

My grandfather was in a barbershop quartet and my grandmother was in a gospel quartet with her sisters. -Kevin Richardson

My mom sang in high school choir and so did my father. -Kevin Richardson

My parents were born in Norfolk and spent their early years working in the big houses of that rural English county, my mother as a cook and my father as a handyman and chauffeur. -Paul Nurse

In days when the public safety is imminently threatened, and the fate of a nation may hang upon a single act, we owe frank speech, above all other men, to him who is highest in authority. I shall speak to you as man to man. -Robert Dale Owen

The dog is almost human in its demand for living interest, yet fatally less than human in its inability to foresee. -Robert Falcon Scott

But to do it professionally is a quantum leap difference and my father had to be persuaded by these kind of Ivy League professors that I should go to the Yale Drama School, another one of the stories in there. -Robert Klein

When a high-profile personality lives like I do, everybody thinks that person is fated to die young. -Dennis Rodman

Our father died when we were very young, so our mother raised six kids. We saw the world filtered through her eyes, being a minority woman raising six kids. -Gilbert Hernandez

I have a tendency to evolve into William Shatner, with my big fat face. -Jason Bateman

How strange, when your father's wearing women's clothes and platform shoes, that a pair of loafers looks incredible. -Moon Unit Zappa

There are things that you cannot talk to your mother and father about, there are things that you cannot talk to your children about. -Shirley Knight

My father is black and my mother is white. Therefore, I could answer to either, which kind of makes me a racial Lone Ranger, caught between two communities. -Wentworth Miller

When I was about 3, my grandfather used to give me and my sister a nickel to sit out on the front porch with him and sing songs. -Tommy Shaw

I seem to keep returning to my father in poems because his personality was so extreme, so driven. He did everything to excess. -Robert Morgan

It is really quite amazing that all of the folks supporting privatization, from the president on down, keep invoking the name of my grandfather, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. -James Roosevelt

I emphasise the following: don't, whatever happens, be anyone but yourself. Don't act anyone else-that would be fatal. -Graham Kennedy

What will the U.S. senators have to say if there is, as many over here and in the rest of the world suspect, no substance to the allegations against my father and me? -Kojo Annan

With all of the holiday cheer in the air, it's easy to overlook the ingredients in the foods. Ingredients such as salt, sugar, and fat – all of which leads to diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes, strokes, heart disease, and cancer. -Lee Haney

As the proud father of two teens and past Chairman to the Presidents Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, I am committed to educating parents and especially young people on ways to live a long, healthy and active life. -Lee Haney

Muscle and water is critical in burning fat. -Lee Haney

When you go to the grocery store, you find that the cheapest calories are the ones that are going to make you the fattest – the added sugars and fats in processed foods. -Michael Pollan

A lot of people don't know that my father is black. -Ryan Giggs

My father was a teacher, and there were teachers all around, his friends, they were working for the Government and their behaviour was within strictly limited areas. -C. L. R. James

Well, I was about six or seven, and my mother and father separated. -David Dinkins

I am not officially involved now in the direction of the Teen Challenge ministry, but I rejoice that God permits me to be the father of these ministries. -David Wilkerson

I have a lot of very close girlfriends and sisters – I'm from an all female family. My father often quips that even the cat was neutered! -Shirley Manson

But as my brother was doing his research for a book about my father, it became his opinion that the most influential anti-semitism my father encountered when he was growing up was from Jews, because his relatives were German Jews, and doctors. -Tobias Wolff

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

My father suffered much and toiled painfully all his life, for he had no resources other than the proceeds of his trade from which to support himself and his wife and family. -Albrecht Durer

He's just like my father that way-my father just adored my mother and let her do whatever she wanted. John's like that. He's a very rare man, a very good man, and I've had a good life with him. I'm proud to be walking in the wake of Johnny's fame. -June Carter Cash

What goes on between a father and a son, which is usually such a private matter, is that they are able to be honest with each other, and be honest with me, as a director. It's just remarkable. -Lee Grant

I come from a family that has been here for almost 200 years. My ancestors started a very dangerous gunpowder business in 1802, and my great- grandfather and his father were both killed in gunpowder explosions. -Pete du Pont

My father was a Norwegian who came from a small town near Oslo. He broke his arm at the elbow when he was 14, and they amputated it. -Roald Dahl

Though my father was Norwegian, he always wrote his diaries in perfect English. -Roald Dahl

Hamas, the opponents of Arafat, the opponents of peace, urged a boycott of the election, and yet there was an 85 percent turnout where Hamas is supposed to be strong. Isn't that really quite incredible? -Warren Christopher

My father was a small-town banker. He became very ill when I was 10 years old, and we went to California three years later in an attempt to recover his health, which never happened. -Warren Christopher

In many ways, I regard Sharon and Arafat as birds of a feather. -Amos Oz

The fate of you, the aristocracy of industry, will be as the fate of the aristocracy of land if you do not show that you have some humanity still among you. -James Larkin

One important measurement issue concerns the fat tails problem that I mentioned earlier. VAR is concerned with extreme outcomes. If the tails of the probability distributions we are using are too thin, our VAR measures are likely to be too low. -John Hull

I once had a lot of hatred, mainly toward my father, an alcoholic. -Josh McDowell

Being a father helps me be more responsible… you see more things than you've ever seen. -Kid Rock

But I'm a great father. That's why I got custody. -Kid Rock

As our expedition to New York seems likely to be attended with a very fatal Consequence, and ourselves haply censured for undertaking it without assurance of success. -Lewis Hallam

Later, my father died up in Marysville. So, my mother and I got in the car and came down to Hollywood. -Marc Davis

My father was something of a rainbow-chaser. -Marc Davis

The business of a Political Economist is neither to recommend nor to dissuade, but to state general principles, which it is fatal to neglect, but neither advisable, nor perhaps practicable, to use as the sole, or even the principal, guides in the actual conduct of affairs. -Nassau William Senior

I didn't hesitate to kiss my father in public. And that's how I tried to raise my children. We're physical. -Payne Stewart

My father was a carpenter, a very good carpenter. He also worked for the Jones boys. They were not family members, we weren't related at all. They started the policy racket in Chicago, and they had the five and dime store. -Quincy Jones

When I was about five or seven years old my mother was placed in a mental institution and so we were with our father who worked very hard, and we had to figure a lot of things out. -Quincy Jones

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

I visited my father for the full ten years that he was in prison, so we already had a deep and loving relationship, and remembered our mother at those times. -Sam Sheppard

Upon the death of my father, our family and myself were emotionally and financially exhausted. -Sam Sheppard

My father was a schoolteacher and my mother came from a teacher's family. -Simon van der Meer

Who of us is able to read and understand and be entirely confident of the validity of his title to the land he lives on, and which he has redeemed from a state of nature by the most indefatigable industry and perseverance? -William H. Wharton

I play the father in the scene when Will and Tommy go back to Tommy's old apartment. It was a big mistake. I hope not to be in the next movie I direct. -Barry Sonnenfeld

My fate has been that what I undertook was fully understood only after the fact. -Benoit Mandelbrot

I got started when I was 3 years old because my father was a music teacher and my lessons were free. Instead of learning to walk, you learn to play the piano. -Carla Bley

I was rather a fat little boy. -Cyril Cusack

My mother was the total influence. My father was what we call a nomadic person; he was a wanderer. -Danny Aiello

There was certainly less profanity in the Godfather than in the Sopranos. There was a kind of respect. It's not that I totally agreed with it, but it was a great piece of art. -Danny Aiello

My grandfather taught me generosity. He sold snow cones in Harlem. I went with him at 5 and he let me hand out the change and snow cones. I learned a lot in the couple of years that we did that. -Erik Estrada

The offers I get are for grandfathers, uncles – and they often die very quickly in the script. -Max von Sydow

My mother, sister and I watched through the windows as my father gambled. -Tom Berenger

The more I grow as an artist, the more I think I become like my father as an artist. The more I diversify, the more I become like my father, which is true to who he was. -Ziggy Marley

I think that it's important if you run for President that you have to make those important decisions. And your father, if he can help, probably, he helps just by being your father without getting intimately involved. -Birch Bayh

People are concerned, here again, about life, and haven't given a whole lot of attention to how you make fathers responsible for the lives they bring into the world. -Birch Bayh

My parents and my grandfather on my mom's side would travel the earth. They went to Australia and China, and they went to probably every soccer game I ever played. -Brandi Chastain

At my father's request I took up the study of law at the University of Zurich In 1863. -Carl Spitteler

In July, 1892, fate suddenly granted me financial independence. -Carl Spitteler

My father wanted me to be a pharmacist like himself. He had been a doctor, but he no longer believed in medicine; so he became a pharmacist, but he believed in that hardly more. -Claude Chabrol

My father had very little formal education. -Daniel Berrigan

Most of the albums that have taken long have been related to illness and fatigue or producer problems. -David Coverdale

In all the areas within which the spiritual life of humanity is at work, the historical epoch wherein fate has placed us is an epoch of stupendous happenings. -Edmund Husserl

I don't know whether there is anyone else at all who remembers my noble father with such sadness. -Egon Schiele

Immediately after the Olympics, I was pretty fatigued. -Eric Heiden

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 have loved my German people and my fatherland with a warm heart. -Ernst Kaltenbrunner

You can't be fat and fast, too; so lift, run, diet and work. -Hank Stram

My father's father came from Russia; my mother came from Romania. -Herbie Mann

And I started with this: I have not painted at all my childhood. In fact, I never painted. But I helped my father who was a house painter and decorative painter. He made stage sets, he made glass paintings, he made everything. -Josef Albers

My father's parents were carpenters. They were also builders partly. They were painters. And several of them were very, active in the theatre and all such nonsense, you know. -Josef Albers

Two more years were to go by before I knew anything about William Blake. Many years later, when his wife died, my godfather gave me the two books as a remembrance. -Laurence Housman

My father taught me to paint when I was young with watercolors and so I learned at a very young age the essential elements of the value of light and composition. -Matthew Modine

We should all aspire in life to do a multitude of things well – to be a great father, to be a good husband, to be a good lover, you know, to try to do things the best you can is very important to me. -Matthew Modine

They call it The New Avengers but it's really the old Avengers with new people except for me, looking rather fat and rather old. -Patrick Macnee

If I do a poetry reading I want people to walk out and say they feel better for having been there – not because you've done a comedy performance but because you're talking about your father dying or having young children, things that touch your soul. -Roger McGough

I tried to stick to my game plan, which was always being aware of what my A story was – the love story between a father and his son, and that son and his daughter. -Ted Demme

When my father arrived in Kenya, he had found the Kikuyu way of life similar to that of the British at the time the Romans invaded England 2,000 years ago. -Louis Leakey

My grandfather was a chef for a Baron in Sicily before he came to America. I grew up with him. I used to do my homework at one end of the kitchen table while he cooked at the other end. -Vincent Schiavelli

I was brought up on art. My father thought I had a great hand at art and sent me to art school. But he did not want me to become a photographer. -Imogen Cunningham

I call it fan fatigue. I went to see Bob Dylan last year, who I think is absolutely incredible, but he suffers from his audience. -Roger Daltrey

So I constantly play women who are damaged and out of touch, who are seeking without knowing, or knowing without the skills to transform their lives. But then, that's really the fate of many women today. -Olympia Dukakis

My father was an ardent socialist for many years. -Leon Askin

Especially for my father it was a great change. He used to be a socialist and even a member of the socialist party. But then he became an orthodox Jew. -Leon Askin

The highest duty of the man is not to his father, but to his wife; and for the sake of that woman he abandons all other earthly ties, should any of these happen to interfere with that relation. -Lafcadio Hearn

We are all so close. We are godfather to each others' kids. I was the best man at Jesus' wedding. -Juan Marichal

Always you find that the more decisive event wins so my father's sort of annual decisiveness which came upon him on the Day of Atonement every year, he suddenly remembered that he was Jewish. -Janet Suzman

Some fatherlands are difficult. Germany is one of them. But it is our fatherland. Here is where we live and work. -Gustav Heinemann

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