Best Quotes About Kids

We've had bad luck with our kids – they've all grown up. -Christopher Morley

Do your kids a favor – don't have any. -Robert Orben

Christmas is the time when kids tell Santa what they want and adults pay for it. Deficits are when adults tell government what they want and their kids pay for it. -Richard Lamm

The best sex education for kids is when Daddy pats Mommy on the fanny when he comes home from work. -William Masters

What do we want our kids to do? Sweep up around Japanese computers? -Walter F. Mondale

Adults are always asking kids what they want to be when they grow up because they are looking for ideas. -Paula Poundstone

I never had a chance to play with dolls like other kids. I started working when I was six years old. -Billie Holiday

I hated school. Even to this day, when I see a school bus it's just depressing to me. The poor little kids. -Dolly Parton

It'd be stupid for me to sit here and say that there aren't kids who look up to me, but my responsibility is not to them. I'm not a baby sitter. -Eminem

Don't tell your kids you had an easy birth or they won't respect you. For years I used to wake up my daughter and say, 'Melissa you ripped me to shreds. Now go back to sleep.'. -Joan Rivers

I have good looking kids. Thank goodness my wife cheats on me. -Rodney Dangerfield

Mom and Pop were just a couple of kids when they got married. He was eighteen, she was sixteen and I was three. -Billie Holiday

I once bought my kids a set of batteries for Christmas with a note on it saying, toys not included. -Bernard Manning

I hate every human being on earth. I feel that everyone is beneath me, and I feel they should all worship me. That's what I told my kids. -Roseanne Barr

I should be getting photographs of me with my arm around these people like restaurant owners do, because eventually I am going to have to prove to my kids that once I was an actor! -Josh Hartnett

I'm not perfect, I do drink. I do smoke. Carson Daly can't go out and get messed up, he can't smoke in front of kids – he's the face of MTV, and he has to be good. But me? I can. -Tara Reid

Yeah, some kids called me fish lips because I had these really full lips. Now I'm sure all those same girls are getting collagen injections, so I'm having the last laugh. -Denise Richards

The whole concept of 'grounding' children is utterly stupid – they just go off and rebel and don't like you. When my kids eventually come along, I don't want them to not like me. -Kate Winslet

When I came to Los Angeles, it was the first time that I ever felt like I belong somewhere. Not because it was wacky, but because people here understood what I felt like to perform, and there were other kids my age who wanted to do it. I didn't get looked at as God, you freak. -Jennifer Love Hewitt

You're dead if you aim only for kids. Adults are only kids grown up, anyway. -Walt Disney

Asking is the beginning of receiving. Make sure you don't go to the ocean with a teaspoon. At least take a bucket so the kids won't laugh at you. -Jim Rohn

The hardest job kids face today is learning good manners without seeing any. -Fred Astaire

If it weren't for baseball, many kids wouldn't know what a millionaire looked like. -Phyllis Diller

As a housewife, I feel that if the kids are still alive when my husband gets home from work, then hey, I've done my job. -Roseanne Barr

Most women put off entertaining until the kids are grown. -Erma Bombeck

My kids always perceived the bathroom as a place where you wait it out until all the groceries are unloaded from the car. -Erma Bombeck

After doing One Fine Day and playing a pediatrician on ER, I'll never have kids. I'm going to have a vasectomy. -George Clooney

If anyone wants to know why three kids in one family made it to the big leagues they just had to know how we helped each other and how much we practiced back then. We did it every minute we could. -Joe DiMaggio

Too many kids today are playing major league ball and don't belong there. -Joe DiMaggio

I'm not going to buy my kids an encyclopedia. Let them walk to school like I did. -Yogi Berra

I think Little League is wonderful. It keeps the kids out of the house. -Yogi Berra

Dad needs to show an incredible amount of respect and humor and friendship toward his mate so the kids understand their parents are sexy, they're fun, they do things together, they're best friends. Kids learn by example. If I respect Mom, they're going to respect Mom. -Tim Allen

In our minds, love and lust are really separated. It's hard to find someone that can be kind and you can trust enough to leave your kids with, and isn't afraid to throw her man up against the wall and lick him from head to toe. -Tori Amos

The kids all knew me from Wayne's World. The grown-ups knew me after True Lies. -Tia Carrere

I think I have enough tattoos for now. If I get any others, I'll probably do my kids initials. -Niki Taylor

I'd love to do a character with a wife, a nice little house, a couple of kids, a dog, maybe a bit of singing, and no guns and no killing, but nobody offers me those kind of parts. -Christopher Walken

All kids need is a little help, a little hope and somebody who believes in them. -Magic Johnson

Never raise your hand to your kids. It leaves your groin unprotected. -Red Buttons

Liberals should not overplay this weapons of mass destruction card, because you want me to tell you the truth? Most of us are not going to care if they don't find these weapons of mass destruction. It's enough for a lot of us to see those kids smiling on that street again. -Dennis Miller

Something got screwed up in terms of your priorities if you think it's more important to get rid of the dividend tax than it is to take care of 11 million kids. -David Broder

The one regret I have about my own abortions is that they cost money that might otherwise have been spent on something more pleasurable, like taking the kids to movies and theme parks. -Barbara Ehrenreich

No matter how calmly you try to referee, parenting will eventually produce bizarre behavior, and I'm not talking about the kids. Their behavior is always normal. -Bill Cosby

Kids are great. That's one of the best things about our business, all the kids you get to meet. It's a shame they have to grow up to be regular people and come to the games and call you names. -Charles Barkley

Telling lies and showing off to get attention are mistakes I made that I don't want my kids to make. -Jane Fonda

Do you know what you call those who use towels and never wash them, eat meals and never do the dishes, sit in rooms they never clean, and are entertained till they drop? If you have just answered, 'A house guest,' you're wrong because I have just described my kids. -Erma Bombeck

Before our kids start coming home from Iraq in body bags and women and children start dying in Baghdad, I need to know, what did Iraq do to us? -Susan Sarandon

Yeah, I know, some people are against drunk driving, and I call those people 'the cops.' But you know, sometimes, you've just got no choice; those kids gotta get to school! -Dave Attell

My kids idea of a hard life is to live in a house with only one phone. -George Foreman

Even though your kids will consistently do the exact opposite of what you're telling them to do, you have to keep loving them just as much. -Bill Cosby

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

On Halloween, the parents sent their kids out looking like me. -Rodney Dangerfield

Movies these days have made killers into funny people. What's that all about? I've got kids and family and friends, and I don't like bad things. I don't think they're funny, and it's irresponsible to make movies that don't show you how that's not good. -Billy Bob Thornton

Acting is playing – it's actually going out on a playground with the other kids and being in the game, and I need that. Writing satisfies that part of myself that longs to sit in my room and dream. -Billy Bob Thornton

If you want plenty of experience in dealing with difficult people, then have kids. -Bo Bennett

Parents today are under a lot of stress, sometimes working two jobs just to make ends meet. They're trying to find day care for their kids and elder care for their own parents. The Federal Government shouldn't add to their worries by not living up to its obligations. -Barbara Mikulski

Let's make a law that gay people can have birthdays, but straight people get more cake – you know, to send the right message to kids. -Bill Maher

Our educational results lag behind other states, and other nations, but worse still, behind the potential of the kids and the devoted teachers in our classrooms. -Mitch Daniels

Everything depends on a good job – strong families, strong communities, the pursuit of the American dream, and a tax base to support schools for our kids and services for our seniors. -Bob Taft

The single most important thing we can do today to ensure a strong, successful future for Wisconsin is invest in our kids early – because what we do now will determine what kind of state Wisconsin will be 10, 20, even 50 years from now. -Jim Doyle

As I've often said, Wisconsin's greatest strength continues to be the dedicated, hardworking people of our state. They go to work everyday, pay their taxes, and raise their kids with good, Midwestern values. -Jim Doyle

I can tell you this: If I'm ever in a position to call the shots, I'm not going to rush to send somebody else's kids into a war. -George H. W. Bush

I have to go… drop some kids in the pool. -Jessica Simpson

Sometimes I'm asked by kids why I condemn marijuana when I haven't tried it. The greatest obstetricians in the world have never been pregnant. -Art Linkletter

You will encounter many distractions and many temptations to put your goal aside: The security of a job, a wife who wants kids, whatever. But if you hang in there, always following your vision, I have no doubt you will succeed. -Larry Flynt

I just love making a fool out of myself. I made my living as a clown at kids' parties for about three years. -Hugh Jackman

I love kids. I was a kid myself, once. -Tom Cruise

I think a lot of young kids at school are very conscious of trying to keep credibility in case they kind of stand out in a crowd and get bullied by trying to stay cool and stuff. And my whole thing, all the way through school, was I was just a goof… I didn't care. -Dominic Monaghan

I figured out, I guess, that the job just makes me happy if it's not number one. So if it all works, great. If it doesn't, I still go home, look at my kids, and I have a big smile on my face. -Thomas Kretschmann

I think being mean to people in high school is healthy. It's sort of like you're in this situation with all these other kids and sometimes you need to get your aggression out. And if you'd had people be mean to you before, it really does build character. -Lizzy Caplan

Christmas is a time when kids tell Santa what they want and adults pay for it. Deficits are when adults tell the government what they want – and their kids pay for it. -Richard Lamm

Wisconsin's kids shouldn't be allowed to fail just because Washington is failing them. -Jim Doyle

There is a real opportunity right now as parents and grandparents to come up with a plan that leaves our kids with something better than we have; that is, an opportunity to own, build, and grow a nest egg of their own. -Norm Coleman

Everything starts with yourself, with you making up your mind about what you're going to do with your life. I tell kids that it's a cruel world, and that the world will bend them either left or right, and it's up to them to decide which way to bend. -Tony Dorsett

I could be, you know, the person that shows little kids that giving up isn't something that you should do. -Jessica Lynch

Skating takes up 70 percent of my time, school about 25 percent. Having fun and talking to my friends, 5 percent. It's hard. I envy other kids a lot of things, but I get a guilt trip when I'm not training. -Michelle Kwan

I remember really bonding with the first generation kids, the Chinese Canadian kids, and in high school bonding with the Latin kids and the East Indian kids. It was very interesting because it made me open to lots of musical sounds. -Nelly Furtado

Encourage kids to enjoy running and play in athletics. Don't force them to run too much competition. -Arthur Lydiard

I didn't plan on being a comedian. I didn't plan on getting married and I didn't plan on having kids, but I did all those things. -Rodney Carrington

My message to the kids and our fans is hockey's a great game. There's a lot of hockey being played at all levels. Get involved, do it. We will be back and we will be back better than ever and hopefully as soon as possible. Don't give up on the game. It's too good. -Gary Bettman

I've always slightly worried the kids who play football around my house. They know I'm an actor, but felt sorry for me because they'd never seen anything I've done. -Bill Nighy

It was a great experience for a kid, because it was a bunch of kids playing on pirate ships and water slides, so looking back on it, it was the fondest experience of my childhood. -Corey Feldman

Some kids are always getting into trouble or doing stuff, and I stay away from those types. I know I am no better than anyone else in this world. I'm just an actor, that's nothing special. But I'm not into anything bad. Just blackjack. -Frankie Muniz

All of us kids ended up 'doing Mom.' There are four of us who've tried show business. Five if you insist on counting my sister the nun, who does liturgical dance. -Bill Murray

The more that Japanese players go to the big leagues to play and succeed, the more that will serve to inspire young kids in Japan to want to become baseball players when they grow up. -Ichiro Suzuki

My dark side, my shadow, my lower companion is now in the back room blowing up balloons for kids' parties. -Gary Busey

I'd rather be the king of kids, than the prince of fools. -Jack Black

Perhaps people, and kids especially, are spoiled today, because all the kids today have cars, it seems. When I was young you were lucky to have a bike. -James Cagney

There's too many people in seats of power who just haven't got a clue what they're doing. They're bean counters, and it just pisses me off because consequently our kids go to see crap movies. -Pierce Brosnan

I feel a part of the congregation. I've never had to do special music. The kids sing in the choir. It's just normal. We're treated like everybody else. -Amy Grant

I think that if my kids are completely convinced of God's unfailing love for them, whether they fail or not, they'll have confidence to persevere in life. -Amy Grant

I have two new nephews and a new niece this year, so I have plenty of kids that I can spend time with. -Anjelica Huston

We'd go to the fraternity house. It was a good place to practice. But we really wanted the kids to overhear us. And whoever heard us would go nuts over it. -Art Garfunkel

I come from a large family so you can count on the fact that I'm going to have more kids. -Benjamin Bratt

I want to live 50 more years. I'm 33 years old… and I want to live to at least be 80 and see my kids grow up and see my grandkids. That's important to me. -Alonzo Mourning

I'm certain that it was an incredible gift for me to not only be friends with some of the greatest blues people who've ever lived, but to learn how they played, how they sang, how they lived their lives, ran their marriages, and talked to their kids. -Bonnie Raitt

He just had a very unique way of expressing himself physically with his kids. -Dennis Wilson

The one thing that kept our family together was the music. The only thing that our family would share emotionally was to have our dad cry over something the kids did with music. -Dennis Wilson

I ended up gettin' a little Gibson amp and a bass, because of Gene Simmons of Kiss. Myself and three other kids would pretend to be Kiss – I liked Gene the best. -Jason Newsted

The kids out there want something they can relate to, something that's real; most of that whiny stuff isn't real. The cheesy pop songs just bore me to death. -Jonathan Davis

I want to invest and have my own record label and artists. I want to have a business where my kids, kids, kids will still have something going on long after I'm gone. -Chingy

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

Even a lot of kids who are gifted can be kids who feel like wimps or nerds. -Eric Wilson

I'm aware of what kids like because I'm constantly in touch with them. Also, they say that a lot of people who write for children can remember their own childhoods vividly and I can remember my childhood very vividly. -Eric Wilson

Many kids can tell you about drugs but do not know what celery or courgettes taste like. -Jamie Oliver

The kids wait for it to be organized. They want to go play all of these tournaments, for a little practice time. I learned my skills by dropping the puck just with the kids. I think that's missing today. -Bobby Orr

Somebody has to look out for and protect our kids, and I feel blessed to be a blessing to someone else. -Usher

I've had lots of kids come up and ask for my autograph, I've had a grandmother stop me and ask me if I know a good place to buy underwear. -Prince William

I want to have a bunch of kids so I can boss them around. -Jeremy Sumpter

My kids are not known, and I think that is very important. So far they have lived a normal life, and will continue to do so. I feel they should have the possibility to live a free life without the burden of fame I have created. -Michael Schumacher

I think Shrek makes an effect in older people. And there are many things in the movie that you saw that are not for kids. Kids would not understand certain things. -Antonio Banderas

You see, I was told stories, we were all told stories as kids in Nigeria. We had to tell stories that would keep one another interested, and you weren't allowed to tell stories that everybody else knew. You had to dream up new ones. -Ben Okri

I am a raging alcoholic and a raging addict and I didn't want to see my kids do the same thing. -Ozzy Osbourne

My grandmother had a Miss Margaret's School of Dance to teach tap and ballet to kids, but I never studied it. I was raised a Mormon and they're dancing fools. It's the only vice they have – dancing. -Michelle Shocked

We don't teach kids how to feel, we don't give them the words to go by. -John Denver

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

When I was old enough to realize all meat was killed, I saw it as an irrational way of using our power, to take a weaker thing and mutilate it. It was like the way bullies would take control of younger kids in the schoolyard. -River Phoenix

Rich kids gave us their old clothes. They were the best clothes we ever had. We were these very pure, naive, poor children. The rich kids called us a lot of names but it never bothered us because we didn't know what the words meant. -River Phoenix

Police arrested two kids yesterday, one was drinking battery acid, the other was eating fireworks. They charged one and let the other one off. -Tommy Cooper

Do you want to be an artist and a writer, or a wife and a lover? With kids, your focus changes. I don't want to go to PTA meetings. -Stevie Nicks

I'm not a role model to my kids. They're a role model to me. -Susan Powter

There are millions of kids who, naturally, if we could only remember how it is – you know, you resent authority, you are impatient for change, you want to fix things up. -Thomas Foran

There is another thing about a kid, if we all remember, that you have an attraction to evil. Evil is exciting and evil is interesting, and plenty of kids have a fascination for it. -Thomas Foran

Well, I guess the sexual abuse by Mel Phillips in a sense, he had a fetish for feet. He used to play with my feet and other kids' feet, and that was his thing. -Tom Cole

I've deliberately tried to calm myself down because eventually I want to be a good role model to my kids. -Robbie Williams

Some of the money from the senior players goes to helping out the younger kids. It is from the players' pool, the fines for being late and so on. Some will go to something like the tsunami appeal and some to helping out young players. -John Terry

There's no secret to working with kids. They either charm you and you can work with them, or they don't charm you and you feel you're stuck with them. -Jerome Robbins

So we were doing this scene, and the kids get 20 minutes a day, um, so, all I had to do was pick him up out of the incubator and take him out, and that was the whole shot. -Steve Burton

For me to go back and to play for audiences some of whom have been following me for thirty years and some who have found me in the last five or six years, that's really an interesting thing. I have an audience that goes from kids to seventy year olds. -David Cassidy

'Battle For The Planet Of The Apes', was just a film for kids and didn't have any deep meaning. -J. Lee Thompson

The thing about kids is that they express emotion. They don't hold back. If they want to cry, they cry, and if they are in a good mood, they're in a good mood. -Eddie Murphy

I'm 42 and the age of a guy who has kids, so I guess I'm playing right where I'm supposed to be. I'm comfortable with that, but in the same breath I'd do something edgy. If someone came to me and offered me an edgy and funny story, then I'd do it. -Eddie Murphy

The 1960s were big for folk music, and the Kingston Trio led the way. They were the ones who started it all. The music was fresh and alive. College kids loved it and their parents did, too. -George Grove

Look, just go sit at the card table with the rest of the kids and let the adults run the country. -James Woods

In the 1950s we use to feel that television was taking away our comic readership; with today's exciting, powerfully visual movies I have to wonder about their effect on the kids' loyalty to the comic book medium all over again. -Joe Simon

It's like being at the kids' table at Thanksgiving – you can put your elbows on it, you don't have to talk politics… no matter how old I get, there's always a part of me that's sitting there. -John Hughes

I'm gonna put a curse on you and all your kids will be born completely naked. -Jimi Hendrix

Encourage your kids' artistic side. Toughen up everything else. -Michael Madsen

I have certain moral parameters that I do not cross in writing; I don't write about adultery or kids having premarital sex. -Nicholas Sparks

When I was born in 1942, World War II was still going. And I began to realize when I became a young adult that if we don't teach our kids a better way of relating to their fellow human beings, the very future of humanity on the planet is in jeopardy. -Graham Nash

I got caught up on drugs for a few years, I'm off it, I'm very happy, got two kids and a family and everything. And like I said I'm making the underground music, and keeping it real. -Vanilla Ice

When you know youre whoring it hurts. I have kids. I'm not going to run down an actor for doing this. -Tim Roth

I wanted to be that cranky old guy that stands on his porch and yells at the neighborhood kids. -Robert Lansing

Beckham is unusual. He was desperate to be a footballer. His mind was made up when he was nine or ten. Many kids think that it's beyond them. But you can't succeed without practising at any sport. -Bobby Charlton

That thing, 'You must stay together for the kids', is out of fashion but is right. It's not arguing parents that children don't like, it is having one parent. -Iain Duncan Smith

Despite the amazing diversity we're blessed with in this country, schools are still in large part segregated because of economic disparity. Sports are one of the few areas where kids are really given the opportunity to interact with those of different races and religions. -Steve Kerr

I also find it interesting that a lot of people in their 30s are not married and don't have kids. There are a lot of people in this age bracket that are out there dating and trying to find love. And I never thought that at my age I would be. -John Stamos

While all the other kids were out playing ball and stuff, I used to stay in my room and imagine that there was a camera in the wall. And I used to really believe that I was putting on a television show and that it was going out to somewhere in the world. -Andy Kaufman

What's the difference between sex and love? I have four wives and five kids. I apparently don't know the difference. -James Caan

Some twins feel like they need to compare themselves to each other, but we're not that way. That's because of my parents, though, and having six kids in the family. -Ashley Olsen

On the one hand, people think they own kids; they feel that they have the right to tell the kids what to do. On the other hand, people envy kids. We'd like to be kids our whole lives. Kids get to do what they do. They live on their instincts. -David Duchovny

For hundreds of years, that was the major form of entertainment: The grown-ups sat around and watched the kids play. Now they sit around and watch the television. The actors are the kids. -David Duchovny

Basically the school system sets you up with what it wants to set you up with. They're really good at it. I think they're too good. Problem is, what they're doing is conditioning kids to merely accept the culture at hand. But the rebels won't accept it. -Jack Bowman

I've been in elementary education for years and my belief is that Christmas pageants in schools are little more than conditioning kids for the Christian religion. -Jack Bowman

My kids are free to do what ever they want. Because I only advise. I don't make them do anything. -Jack Bowman

I'm the guy to call. Look at the resume. I have kids of my own. I have dogs. -Jeff Daniels

Physical hunger and physical poverty is something I could only imagine. I've been poor when I was in China… As kids we never had to starve, but just didn't have enough meat, enough rice. -Joan Chen

Rolling Stones, Beatles, we gave them all the break they were looking for. All they needed was a good opening act, and we went out there and performed as well as we could… over 15,000 kids chanting. -Bobby Hatfield

I can assume that the younger generations will no longer know what vinyl was. Maybe some kids will take their CD back to the shop, telling the shop owner they have a faulty disc and if they could please get a new one. -Mike Rutherford

My dad heard of a studio on the radio, and it was advertised as a place for kids to meet kids, and it was actually a studio, and that's where I met my manager and agent. -Mila Kunis

Kids just don't read any more. They spend much more time with video games. It's just hard to get kids to read anything. Book sales have dropped dramatically, too. I think 90% of the books are bought only by 5% of the US population. -Stan Sakai

These kids today, everything is about hitting a vocal home run. -Frankie Avalon

The kids have all seen it on DVD or videotape. -Frankie Avalon

Parents provide their children with genes as well as an environment, so the fact that talkative parents have kids with good language skills could simply mean that and that the same genes that make parents talkative make children articulate. -Steven Pinker

Hollywood is fickle; your career can end pretty fast. If the acting jobs dry up, you have to have something to fall back on. In fact, that would be my advice to kids interested in acting – make sure you get an education too. -Matthew Lawrence

Right after 9/11 there was a magazine with a cover of kids, mostly 12-14 year-olds, who were being trained for military combat. I thought that this had just gone too far. -Eddie Bernice Johnson

When a government goes to war, particularly a democracy, it is the most solemn and awesome responsibility of our leaders – to decide to send our kids to go off and kill and die for us. -Joe Wilson

Actually, the kids at school don't treat me any differently at all just because I'm on television. -Beverley Mitchell

Because the stuff that they feed kids now, they'll have a bunch of idiots in the next millennium as far as art and culture is concerned. -Billy Higgins

There's so much beautiful music in the world, and the kids are getting robbed. -Billy Higgins

We know that if we can prevent kids from trying drugs in their teenage years, we dramatically reduce the likelihood that they will go on to have problems later in life. -John Walters

This was a result of a number of factors, but we do know that the messages kids get about the harms of drugs has a significant impact on their decision on whether or not to use. -John Walters

You don't want to give kids an idea that they might not have thought of. -John Walters

I was a weirdo to want to be in show business. Most kids wanted to be teachers or nurses. -Nell Carter

The reason there weren't any, I am surmising, is that a lot of Latin kids, Latino kids, in those days didn't have the money to take those kind of classes. -Rita Moreno

These kids are the future of the National Football League. They're the next generation that will be playing high school football, NCAA football, and some even to the pros. -Troy Vincent

At the end of the program, I tried to talk to the kids a little bit about life skills. -Troy Vincent

The most important thing we stressed is that we want those kids to be productive citizens. -Troy Vincent

Trouble is, kids feel they have to shock their elders and each generation grows up into something harder to shock. -Ben Lindsey

Some of the wise boys who say my music is loud, blatant and that's all should see the faces of the kids who have driven a hundred miles through the snow to see the band… to stand in front of the bandstand in an ecstasy all their own. -Stan Kenton

I'm at that point in my life where I definitely want to get married soon. I've got my dogs as surrogates, but I'm ready for kids. -Michael Bay

I'm not exactly sure how many kids I have, but yes, I do miss them officially, for the record. In case any of them are listening, I love you. -Tre Cool

I sign every autograph I can for kids because I remember myself at that age. I think it's ridiculous that some guys won't sign for a kid. -Jim Thome

I was not a classic mother. But my kids were never palmed off to boarding school. So, I didn't bake cookies. You can buy cookies, but you can't buy love. -Raquel Welch

They very seldom let me lose my cool. They made me like I was Polly Perfect, which was ridiculous so that when I bump into kids on the street they'd say 'I wish my Mom were like you.' -Charlotte Rae

Folk music was out there. Clubs were springing up and they were hot with the college kids. -Dick Smothers

She had the kids during the day and I would have them at night. That way they were never alone. I would put the kids to bed, and then I had nothing to do and nobody to talk to, so I would write. -Clive Cussler

Can they do both? That's a huge balance, I think, with kids- trying to find the right- it's everything, you know, it's social life, it's academics, it's sports. -Joan Cusack

I think that sometimes kids use the show as a jumping off point for talking about things with their parents. -Luke Perry

I spend a lot of time at my son's school and I really wanted to do a movie that the kids could see. The good thing about being my age and not having to be the ingenue anymore is that I get to be a mom. I get to have kids in my movies. -Virginia Madsen

I find it very, very hard. He was part of the fabric of my life. We were kids together, and teenagers. We spent the whole of our lives with each other because of our music. -Robin Gibb

Having a dad in the service was helpful. I was forever meeting new kids, going to new schools, moving to new neighborhoods. I was encouraged when I attended the American School in Germany. -Marcia Gay Harden

I'm the youngest of six children; both of my sisters are housewives and they each have four kids. -Roma Downey

I'd love to do some bedtime stories for kids or that kind of thing. But with the demands of the shooting schedule and balancing the demands of being a single mother, it's a wonder you can squeeze in anything. -Roma Downey

I've got two young kids. I don't know what the future holds. -Robbie Coltrane

You know us crazy kids. We'll do anything crazy to our hair. -Ryan Gosling

If you do one good thing, that doesn't define you either. Being around the kids in the juvenile center, they were engaging, they made us laugh but they were there for doing something terrible. -Ryan Gosling

I kind of picked up the game at an early age. The way that other kids would learn what a fork or a spoon is. -Drew Bledsoe

These were all middle-class kids from literary backgrounds, joining this sort of train going by, this pop train, jumping on. Whereas the rest of the rock scene, you'll find that there's mostly working-class people. -Kevin Ayers

We lived together as kids, and now we're taking care of each other as men. -Aaron Neville

I got five kids, and my oldest is a documentary film maker and camera man, and still photographer. -Beau Bridges

I had such a nice time making it, and I can't wait to make the fifth one. The whole crew were just really, really lovely. All the costume people, the make-up girls, the kids – even my driver. -David Thewlis

Yeah, well that's the best thing about it, I think, is knowing kids and kids getting mental when they know you're in it. Any kid you meet and anyone I know tells the kid you're in it and they get short of breath. -David Thewlis

People lived in the same apartments for years. You'd meet a group of kids in kindergarten, and you'd still be with them in high school. No one ever left the neighborhood. -Fran Drescher

I have a family and two cats; I get up with my kids early in the morning. -Vanna White

We just want kids to come to our concert and forget about everything. -Joel Madden

I always thought I had a problem socially, because I was pulled out of school so early. I had a tough time talking to other kids and being comfortable with them. -Ricky Schroder

I want to promote poetry to the point where you got all the baldhead kids running around doing poetry, getting the music out of the way and having only words, the spoken word, and then see what happens. -Russell Simmons

I think kids should have a mentor and a role model, but that they shouldn't take one person's opinion to be what we call final assessment or judgment about how life is supposed to be. -Sean Paul

It's a tough life being a pop star. You know, at the end of the day when you've paid all the bills and put the kids through college and that, you know, there's only enough left for a small island off the South Pacific. -Larry Mullen, Jr.

Athletes know kids look up to them, and it's important for athletes to be responsible. -Deion Sanders

Our first priority is our kids. -Kirk Cameron

Jake Roberts has a hard enough time being Jake Roberts. The truth is a brutal thing, I just hope that the kids take the time to learn about each of the wrestlers in the game, and if the kids can learn from our mistakes, that would make me a happy man. -Jake Roberts

When I started, there weren't that many kids doing it in the city, but the in the wave after me there were a lot of them and they actually never spoke to each other. -Eric San

I think that when we're talking about youth violence, we're talking about kids who don't have opportunities, so they're engaged in a certain degree of lawlessness, because we as a society have failed them. -Matt Gonzalez

I represented many of these kids as they become young adults in the criminal justice system when I was a public defender. One way of reaching out is by the mind of experimentation. -Matt Gonzalez

Certainly other things we can do, we gotta promote after-school employment, give kids an opportunity, raising the minimum wage was part of that, we can't expect that young people are going to feel they can make a living out there for such low wages. -Matt Gonzalez

She and my uncle were very sociable and would have a lot of people over at night to play cards or whatever. The high spot of those evenings was when we kids got dressed up to do a skit or something to amuse the guests. I loved it. -Louise Fletcher

Parents don't understand kids and kids don't understand parents. My parents were divorced when I was really young and I went to live with my dad. -Mark Hoppus

We just kind of did our own thing and got made fun of by the popular kids. It was kind of like a badge of honor to be an outcast. -Mark Hoppus

Ultimately, love conquers all, and gay or straight, don't we all want to believe that? I would that if this was to happen to me, and one of my kids had come and told me he or she was gay, I would say: If that's the only way you can live, then I love you. -Paul Sorvino

Young kids are taking Viagra, ecstasy. They even want instant sex. -Tim Reid

I learned that kids in show business are so different from regular, average students. They would gather behind you and help you to succeed in any way possible. -Wally George

Fashion is entertainment. That's why these top models are so fascinating to kids. They're dying to know about Naomi and Christy, or whoever we've declared the new one this afternoon. -Carrie Donovan

Commercials that are geared towards kids. I think they should just, like, wipe them out. -Mark Ruffalo

As we're bombarded with the imagery that we are and now, post 9-11, it's hard not to get hardened by the world and the amount of violence that's allowed to be shown to kids these days. -Mark Ruffalo

Because normally with Western cuisine, you'll serve vegetables separate from the meat, so kids will eat the meat and never touch the vegetables. -Martin Yan

So when I do Chinese cooking, I mix everything together, then the kids have to eat their vegetables. They won't have the patience to pick them out. -Martin Yan

I went to Marymount College in New York City with a lot of kids whose parents paid their way, and I wouldn't even have thought of asking my parents – they couldn't afford it, not with six kids! -Moira Kelly

I feel bad about a lot of the movies I see that teach kids that if they do bad, they'll win. -Morgan Brittany

If they do something like that, maybe a Freddy Krueger fan, a girl, a really sick goth girl starts killing kids herself and Freddy has to put a stop to it, or they have to fight it out. -Robert Englund

My point is that, over the years, I've taught five thousand people acting and lately I have a lot of energy on these kids, having the same break I had as a high school girl. -Sally Kirkland

I mean, movies are like your kids or your fingers and toes or something, it's pretty hard to pick favorites. -Sydney Pollack

By the time I get done with my fans and my music and my kids and my family and my fiance and my horses, well, they suffer too, but, I don't really have much time left to do anything else. -Tanya Tucker

There's a greatness in this country many of the kids today don't know. -Jack Scalia

I like other people's kids and being able to give them back when I want to. -Karrie Webb

If you're a good parent, see the changes that are happening in your kids. -Keith Emerson

I'm proud of my kids, they are doing what they want to do. -Keith Emerson

We're teaching our kids that attributes as vague and relatively meaningless as a toothy smile or a fine head of hair make a fine statement about a person. -Neil Cavuto

Like anything, you don't force kids to cook. It just becomes part of life – have them be around it, keep them informed – talk about it. I try to relay my passion for it in these ways. The second you try to force anything on your own kid, they rebel. -Todd English

Columbine was so frightening. And the media took off with it, like everything else, so it instilled more fear in people. You're looking around at school for kids like the ones who committed the shootings, and you feel wrong for doing that, you know? -John Robinson

Some kids don't know where they'll spend the night. How can we expect them to focus on learning? -Dennis Moore

There was some scene in The Blues Brothers movie, when they had the chicken wire across the front of the stage, and it was almost like that. They had a big guard rail around the stage, which kept the college kids from getting on… we had some good times. -William Bell

Let me do five of those, and then some slower ones for those kids that can't understand what I'm sayin. -Big Pun

I feel happy to terrify kids. -R. L. Stine

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

I tell her all the time I'd gladly retire and hang out with the kids and clean the house. I want to have a good life and great family, and from a professional standpoint I want to be successful, but it's not the most important thing at all. -Nick Lachey

White Zombie was a bunch of kids with the worst equipment playing in a basement. But that is what is so great about it. There is no reason to think that you can't do it. -Rob Zombie

I becan acting when River was doing this TV series and they needed two kids for the show, so they got me and my little sister, Summer, to do it. After that I did some really weird guest spots with orangutans and stuff. -Joaquin Phoenix

I've concentrated for a long time on English films because I've got two kids but my oldest son is 11 and I think I'm going to be away for about four months of year now. -Sadie Frost

I don't watch a lot of TV anymore. A lot of it isn't the kind of thing you can feel comfortable with watching with your kids. And I still feel that way even though, now, my kids are in their 30s. -Tim Conway

I think my books talk about kids learning to like and respect themselves and each other. You can't write a message book; you just tell the best story you know how to tell. -Paula Danziger

I try to be careful because technology changes so much over the years. But some things don't change. Kids and parents have disagreements, kids try to manipulate, parents try to sit down with rules and regs. That part never changes. -Paula Danziger

We teach young kids from 8 to 14 or 15 about their musical heritage through great songs written by American songwriters. We don't do too many modern composers, although we include songs from Billy Joel and other writers like him. -Margaret Whiting

So many schools have cut the music classes out of their curriculum. We're trying to fill that gap by teaching the teachers how to educate the kids about their musical heritage. -Margaret Whiting

Parents are key when it comes to keeping kids off drugs. Good parenting is the best anti-drug we have. -Mel Carnahan

So I want my kids to go to public schools because I think it's a better education overall. -Chuck Schumer

But when I really look back on my life, being really honest about it and now that I've got the chance to travel the world, seeing how a lot of little kids grow up – my life wasn't so bad. -Coolio

If I was a book, I would like to be a library book, so I would be taken home by all different sorts of kids. -Cornelia Funke

I started out as a very young girl in Hollywood doing westerns portraying a mother with a couple of kids. -Dorothy Malone

Parents should be encouraged to read to their children, and teachers should be equipped with all available techniques for teaching literacy, so the varying needs and capacities of individual kids can be taken into account. -Hugh Mackay

I think it's very important that we instill in our kids that it has nothing to do with their name or their situation that they're growing up in; it has to do with who they are as an individual. -Melinda Gates

I would never want any of my kids to go into this industry; not until they are old enough to understand and if this is something that they really want to do. -Morris Chestnut

We were just a bunch of high school kids who got into the Ramones together. -Santiago Durango

These kids understood what is not immediately obvious; that they were going to pay the bills for tax cuts that had been passed today or in the last 4 years, and for the war in Iraq, because essentially we are borrowing money to do those things. -Tom Allen

Involvement in the arts engages kids in their community, improves self-esteem, reclaims at-risk youth, and builds the creative skills that are required of a 21st century workforce. -Gavin Newsom

He was so good with the kids on the set. He just knew exactly how to handle them. The baby would cry and Vin would hold him and do all these weird sounds and the baby would stop crying. It was really cute. -Brittany Snow

In Georgia it's a little different because of the East Cobb program. It's such a strong program that we see a lot of kids that come through here on a lot of different teams from across the country that come here to play in tournaments. -Roy Clark

Absolutely the worst thing about this job is the travel and being away from family. I have a wife and three wonderful children, the kids are all active in sports and it's very difficult to up and leave and miss them growing up. -Roy Clark

We draft mostly high school kids and we have one of the finest, if not the finest, player development programs and coaching staffs and we teach our players the right way to play. We also have a game plan in scouting, and there are certain types of players that we look for. -Roy Clark

It's really hard to say how long the show will last and will continue. I hope it lasts for a very long time. As long as kids watch it, anyway. But beyond this, sure, I would love to be doing film. I'd love to be doing more theater and perhaps even writing. -Steve Burns

I always, always liked children… I was very afraid of them before. Because I never really grew up, I mean, with a lot of little kids around. Even though I am from a kind of Italian family, I never really grew up with a lot of little kids around. -Steve Burns

One thing I always heard from the begining when I talked about this being a movie – was that the rule is that animated movies don't work unless they're Disney movies for kids. Unless they're family movies. -Mike Judge

Will Smith is young, he's cool and my kids have his CDs. -Robert Conrad

The reason that MGM hired Bobby for Our Gang was that they could look at him and say, cry, and he'd cry, and not many kids can do that unless they really want to cry. -Tommy Bond

We've always been fans of a good mystery; we think all kids are, and there weren't any good mysteries out there these days for kids, so that's why we decided to do them. -Mary-Kate Olsen

Just as we have had great working lives, we have also had good personal lives. For instance, we have made school our number one priority. We have been in school our entire lives with kids our own age. We guess that's pretty regular. -Mary-Kate Olsen

I'm very fond of Norfolk. My husband came from there and the kids love it. Devon is beautiful, too. -Honor Blackman

I like the fact that kids are willing to be imaginative and go along with me when I'm telling strange tales. -Margaret Haddix

I'm always struck by the kids who turn up in New York and LA, and places in between. Chicago. Wanting to do theater, wanting to do independent film. Wanting to break into television or radio. -Frank Rich

I think a lot of what is going on with kids who get pushed too far and attempt either murder or suicide is that they are trying to deal with their own non-existence for the people who are supposed to care most for them. -Richard Russo

Sounds so silly, but I want to accomplish getting my kids through college. -Treat Williams

Meanwhile I married and I adopted three kids who were all from one family and then later I was divorced. -Betty Hill

I do think we know that a teacher who knows what he or she is doing, knows their subject matter, and knows how to impart knowledge to kids is a critical piece of closing the achievement gap. -Margaret Spellings

If the education of our kids comes from radio, television, newspapers – if that's where they get most of their knowledge from, and not from the schools, then the powers that be are definitely in charge, because they own all those outlets. -Maynard James Keenan

George Lucas puts those types of characters in for the kids. Same with Jar Jar. -Peter Mayhew

I grew up on cricket and I think Australian kids are getting so Americanized, you know? -Rachel Griffiths

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

We have two kids, my wife and myself. -Thelonious Monk

The number of kids affected by obesity has tripled since 1980, and this can be traced in large part to lack of exercise and a healthy diet. -Virginia Foxx

I can say whatever I want. So do not bring the kids. It's definitely rated R. -Kathy Griffin

And part of my vision is to do dynamic videos for kids. -Tim LaHaye

I'll talk to kids afterward and somebody will always say, 'I'll leave my bedroom window open for you. -Cathy Rigby

I think as far as kids go, you just have to work hard. Work on your skills, keep focused. -Frank Lampard

I look forward to the day that a lot of the folks that you all talk about and cover on this network will begin to market products for these families and for these kids coming out of junior high school and high school all across the country. -Harold Ford, Jr.

If your kids attend school and grades are up that will make $1,000 contributions to some 10,000 kids across the country, are challenging kids to learn foreign languages or challenging kids to get summer jobs or seek summer enrichment opportunities? -Harold Ford, Jr.

A lot of the Warp stuff has infected people's minds 'cause they're at the point where they can put tracks out, 'cause electronics are cheaper in America and kids are richer generally. -Sean Booth

The real reason we ended up getting into that type of music was our dad worked for an oil company so we spent a year overseas when we were young kids. Because of that, it was all Spanish TV and radio so we ended up having these '50s and '60s tapes, tapes of that music. -Zac Hanson

So what really gets me is these chickenhawks, who sent our kids to die, without ever serving in a war themselves. They don't know what it's all about. -Cindy Sheehan

If you look at the whole thing, I think the most gratifying thing is my kids, without a doubt. -Shannon Lucid

I went to all the Love-Ins. I took my kids. I enjoyed myself. -Al Lewis

Every Friday I used to have about fifty, sixty kids who would wait for me on Sunset Boulevard and I'd take them all to dinner. All runaways. -Al Lewis

I had pretty much raised my kids and my first wife and I were divorced, so I began, in earnest, to start my musical career again. Going for the big record deal and all of that. -Jimmy Carl Black

I think the '60s were an extraordinary time. I feel bad for the kids today who missed this wonderful confluence, which was simultaneously a confluence of the global and the mythological. -Peter Coyote

I like school very much, and I'll go to college if my career slows down. But kids go to college to be where I am today. Not to put college down, but for me, it would be digressing. -Dana Hill

I want my permanent address to be in Oklahoma. Someday, when I get married and I have kids, that's where I want to raise my kids. -Carrie Underwood

I think by the time I was born, my parents had pretty well run the gauntlet with their kids. The novelty had kind of worn off by the time the twelfth child was born. I was lucky to get fed and changed, picked up and taken to school. -Owen Hart

The kids called me King of the Surf Guitar. I surfed sunup to sundown. -Dick Dale

There are kids out there that are into Iron Maiden and others who are strictly into industrial music, but they come for the same reason; they all like us and they different things out of the band's music. -Daisy Berkowitz

It's great, because different groups of kids can laugh at each other and still enjoy the show. -Daisy Berkowitz

Well, I didn't really grow up playing or listening to metal, like many of the kids I went to school with. I only got into it in my late teens, so when Marilyn Manson formed, it was at a time when I was still excited about approaching music from that angle. -Daisy Berkowitz

We consider all our animals to be our kids. -Eric Roberts

I don't see one as bring better or more literate than the other and there's a real buzz to not only writing about a character I love like Superman, but also writing something that kids can enjoy. -Mark Millar

When the ball dropped in 1999, I was holding dough and champagne in my hands and holding my kids. -Method Man

What I loved about 'Summer' was that they were these four bright kids with a wonderful future. In a way, she was the one with the brains, and then you have the beauty queen and the jock and the introvert. -Kevin Williamson

One thing I think kids need to do is more chores, and take care of their own rooms. Responsibilities are really important to start them with. If they have animals, they have to feed them and care for them. That's the only way I think I could do it. -Faith Ford

I have a friend that has five kids and she went through a trial separation with her husband, and she didn't have time to be upset. Every now and then, she'd call me on the cell phone and just cry. -Faith Ford

We were on welfare when we were kids. Thanks for reminding me of that. -Louie Anderson

Like most kids growing up, I had a very wide interest. I was interested in everything. I tried to take advantage of everything, from the sciences to music to writing to literature. -Michael P. Anderson

I just came from Aspen, Colorado and they had fifteen kids I played for and they all played horns. -Jimmy Smith

No kids should see that kind of violence where Batman is killing as many people as the bad guys. -Burt Ward

My book is very wild. But you know during the period of BATMAN, that there were thousands of Batman and Robin costumes sold and these weren't just for kids. -Burt Ward

My family deals with those risks. The best I can do is talk to them about some of those risks. I'm not incredibly specific with them, especially with my kids. -Mark Kelly

Well, right now we're so busy that I kind of had to put all the hobbies on hold. But I like going camping with my kids. I have two daughters; they're 7 and 10 years old. -Mark Kelly

I'd like to think that the notion of inspiration will transcend cultural things that are going on. There's something classic about this movie that I'm hoping reaches kids. -Rob Morrow

Seems like most of the kids today are into other sports other than tennis. -Jana Novotna

Other kids did drugs; I did crafts. I never knew where I fit in. -Kathie Lee Gifford

As a 9th grader, I competed with the high school kids and out of 600 people, I finished 10th. -Bo Jackson

Being the 8th out of 10 kids, and being the one that stayed in trouble, I sort of became a momma's boy. -Bo Jackson

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

I've always played with kids that were five, six, seven years older than me. -Bo Jackson

On the one hand, the press, television, and movies make heroes of vandals by calling them whiz kids. -Ken Thompson

Hopefully the new breed of kids won't have to go through that hard lesson – my kids, my grandkids, my fans' kids, hopefully they won't have to go through it. -Lawrence Taylor

Because I work with so many people on the east coast, I get some work done before I get the kids up. -Marilu Henner

I now have two kids of my own in college, so I know how important it is that we keep the dream alive for every family and I share the concern about rising tuition costs. -Mark Kennedy

Our communities face many challenges, from keeping our kids safe in public, to the war on terrorism. But few have such immediate consequences as we face from methamphetamine. -Mark Kennedy

The Internet is a great information tool, and can be a place where kids learn, but we must remember that when kids are online, they are in public. -Mark Kennedy

There are some scary statistics out there: one in five kids aged 10-17 have received a sexual solicitation or approach via the Internet. -Mark Kennedy

We must continue to work hard on the federal level, to make sure that our local law enforcement and communities have the tools and resources they need to fight this war against methamphetamine, and keep our kids safe. -Mark Kennedy

I think it all comes down to relationships – how I treat my wife, how I treat my kids, how I treat the guys at the grocery store, all aspects of every day, what I'm involved in. -Michael W. Smith

Even then, our family was extraordinary, with ten kids. -Mink Stole

We were taught manners and we had to do our chores – Katie and I grew up as normal kids. -Oliver Hudson

When I was 15, I started playing first class cricket and always dreamt of being a Test cricketer, wanted to do something for the country, married in 1995, have 2 kids it's been great. -Sachin Tendulkar

The place was crawling with youngsters. It was good, because the kids were good. I can't make a general assumption. Again, you're probably getting, as a general theme from me, that I don't make a lot of broad, sweeping rules about movies. -Adam Arkin

I get bitter, angry and disbelieving and I tell my kids there a lot of idiots out there. I also want them to know that being successful is not the real world – that their parents get treated better because they're on TV. -Al Roker

In our society leaving baby with Daddy is just one step above leaving the kids to be raised by wolves or apes. -Al Roker

When Courtney's mother and I first separated I tried to be Disney Dad, showering her with gifts, trips and then I snapped out of it. You don't have to try to impress your kids. If they're not getting what they need from you, they will let you know. -Al Roker

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

I won't go into detail but this animated one, the story line is very cool and the kids seem to love it. -Blair Underwood

I have three kids, the oldest is 18 and her friends are going to see it The Aristocrats because they told her they're going to see it, especially her guy friends. -Bob Saget

We had to be very careful on our best behaviour when we went to these other countries. And then I made a living, I had a chance to support my wife and my kids. It was a wonderful, wonderful, wonderful program from that point of view. -Gavin MacLeod

I'm lucky. The best possible place in the world for training is Addis Ababa, so I am home all the time except when I am racing. I like to be there, near my family, my kids, also the real estate business I run with my wife. -Haile Gebrselassie

Passion has always been important to me. That won't change. What changes in a woman's perspective. I mean, I have two kids now. I'm a single parent balancing motherhood and my career. That changes the equation. -Jody Watley

I wanted some family structure and stability, and that's what The Partridge Family afforded me, not only financially but in the fact that I could be at home with my kids. -Shirley Jones

Yeah, I definitely want to find that right person and fall in love and have kids someday. -Rachael Leigh Cook

I much prefer working with kids whose life could be completely upended by a reading of a book over a weekend. You give them a book to read – they go home and come back a changed person. And that is so much more interesting and exciting. -Russell Banks

We hung out on the streets, played stickball, and did all of the things that other kids did. -Bob Cousy

My kids have a competitive drive I never had growing up. -Damon Wayans

But my kids, my brothers' kids – they think about trying to top what we did. -Damon Wayans

I like the fact that this kind of family has been seen in a movie a million times: teenage kids, the family is a bit strained and they don't have enough money, but in the background the guy used to be a Gene Simmons type. -Gary Cole

What are my sources of strength? My husband and my three kids, my health-care team, and my religion. -Geraldine Ferraro

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

Diabetes affects my family. One of my kids is affected by it. -John Ratzenberger

From what I can see, too many kids don't learn pride in their country anymore. -John Ratzenberger

Now that it's officially summer, here's my advice to parents who want to continue teaching their kids during the next two months and learn something themselves: visit Civil War battlefields. -Marvin Olasky

I asked my daughter when she was 16, What's the buzz on the street with the kids? She's going, to be honest, Dad, most of my friends aren't into Kiss. But they've all been told that it's the greatest show on Earth. -Ace Frehley

The reason why you were allowed to get away with that in the '60s and '70s is because this country's racist administrative policies were such that rich white kids were getting exemptions. I said no exemptions. -Montel Williams

The video game culture was an important thing to keep alive in the film because we're in a new era right now. The idea that kids can play video games like Grand Theft Auto or any video game is amazing. The video games are one step before a whole other virtual universe. -Vin Diesel

The biggest problem with American music right now, is that kids don't listen. They come by it honestly, Americans don't listen anyway. When people go to concerts, they say I'm going to see… not, I'm going to hear. -Branford Marsalis

I never thought I'd be a writer. I never thought I'd be able to read a book, let alone write one. So if books like this inspire kids to write, or even read a whole book, I think it's good. -Don Novello

Yeah, and I went straight into a fantasy world. Just stepped straight into the abyss. You know, I was gone and kids used to walk past my front room, cause I lived on the green. -Eric Clapton

Today the kids that are out now they make a hit record and they put them right out on the stage with 10,000 people out there and they don't know anything about the business yet. -Billy Eckstine

They have to exist or not in their own right. I mean, with kids, you don't say, 'Which is your favourite,' or 'Which did you enjoy bringing up the best?' -Albert Finney

I am a struggling writer. A middle-aged man with two little kids and I'm just trying to earn a living. So buy this book – or my kids will have to go to foster care. -Christopher Darden

It's too late for that – trying to second guess it. It's over. I'm worried about how to get the kids through school and still write and practice law and take power of attorney. -Christopher Darden

This movie will actually increase the sex life of parents everywhere because they can put this on, with the 45 minutes of extras and they've got almost two hours to do whatever they've got to do while the kids watch the movie. -Dana Carvey

All these older kids here, and I'm the only one from a town that's so small, if everyone breathed at the same time, you'd run out of oxygen. Man, there is nothing there. -Herschel Walker

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

So I started to learn Russian and I was one of those probably way too eager, annoying young actor kids who was trying to change all my lines to Russian, much to the dismay of the director and Nic Cage. -Jared Leto

I'm doing naughty things, I'm drinking too much, I'm going to clubs. It really didn't matter to me, other than the fact that some parents wouldn't let their kids hang out with me. -Macaulay Culkin

I like stirring things up. I'm on the side of the kids more than I am on the adults. And occasionally I find some adults that have that same mischievous streak, so I don't get in too much trouble. -William Joyce

I love giving gifts and I love receiving them. I really like giving little kids extravagant gifts. You see their little faces light up and they get excited. If it's a really good gift, I love receiving it, like jewels, small islands. -Gina Gershon

I've chosen not to live in Hollywood, and instead I live in Brooklyn, New York. It's how I like to live. I'd rather hang out with my kids and family when I'm not working. Going to premieres is not my idea of a fun night out. -Jennifer Connelly

I don't think kids have a problem with death. It's us older ones who are nearer to it, that start being frightened. -Helena Bonham Carter

When I make a film I'm away from home for two to three months. So I want my kids to look at my films one day and say, I love his movies, I love his choices-because he loved them. -Kevin Costner

I'd like to help educate kids about the Major Leagues – what to anticipate, what to expect, what they'll need to do to prepare themselves. -Barry Bonds

When I finish playing football, I would like to work with kids and sleep! -Michael Strahan

We started with that, basically to help kids, and then we created a pole vault school, which is part of the club and exists to this day. The club and school exist. -Sergei Bubka

I regret not having had more time with my kids when they were growing up. -Tina Turner

I'm going to take the kids away over Christmas but I don't, I've written 14 musicals now, I don't want to rush into doing something just for the sake of doing it. I want to do it when I find a story. -Andrew Lloyd Webber

It's not getting any better, is it? I don't want my 19-year-old boy going into the army. I love these little kids. They understand how passionate I am. -Burt Bacharach

I had one of the best days of my life. I spent the afternoon with my two kids and my ex-wife at Serendipity. Then I came to the theater, and you know, I think I did the play the best I've ever done it. -Gabriel Byrne

I have read only the first 'Harry Potter' book. I thought it excellent, perhaps the best thing written for older children since The Hobbit. I wish the books had been around when my kids were the right age for them. -Gene Wolfe

I don't know what the outcome will be. I put a couple away for my grandkids, like that. So I don't know, who knows? Maybe I'll start building guitars for a living. -Guy Clark

I think most people realize that Barbara and Jenna are college kids, and to make such a big deal out of it is a bit ridiculous. At least now, the press has stopped. -Lauren Bush

I had the opportunity to be around my kids a lot. I guess I could have kept working, but I had them when I was 47. You only get to see all this stuff once. I just chose to work at home and watch them. -Bob Seger

I'm really glad I didn't have kids earlier, because I probably would have ignored them. I was so into my career. I could just go and play a ton of shows, night after night after night. I can't do that anymore. -Bob Seger

If I want to work, I can. If I want to play golf, or ride my motorcycle, I can. But the rest of it is family. Sometimes you're not really needed by your family, but you're there. And my kids like to know I'm there. -Bob Seger

I wanted to be a doctor when I was young. I also wanted to be a paramedic, but I always wanted to be an actor as well. I didn't have kids or something that I needed to provide for. -Christopher Parker

Some men like a dull life – they like the routine of eating breakfast, going to work, coming home, petting the dog, watching TV, kissing the kids, and going to bed. Stay clear of it – it's often catching. -Hedy Lamarr

I'm still working, I've got two arms, two legs, two gorgeous kids, a lovely wife. Fifteen years ago, I was homeless. So when you think about it, I'm lucky. -Ian Hart

The only problem in the past has been my kids. I'd want to bring them to London with me, but they are at an important stage in high school. -Mimi Rogers

All kids, when they go to school, are pretty good artists and dancers and singers and poets. All that gets buried, basically through being educated, or brainwashed. -William T. Wiley

You'd be surprised how many kids and young people come to the website and send me email that they are actually going into the Marine Corp because of something that I said or did. -R. Lee Ermey

The kids are not brought up to have minds of their own as individuals. -Ralph Steadman

In school the kids thought I was freaky because I made straight A's and daydreamed a lot. -Shelley Duvall

What is different is I am giving the kids a chance to train every day. Not only once a day, but sometimes when they do not have school, we will try to do something in the morning too. -Thomas Dooley

A lot of kids do not know my club exists yet. I did not do any big advertising, and that's what I might do in the next two or three weeks, put something in the paper. -Thomas Dooley

I want to spend more time with those kids. I want to dedicate my time to train those kids and teach them what it takes, what they need to do to get to this level. -Thomas Dooley

One is my club, I want to develop those players, and I want to be in the beginning at least, until I have everything ready, I want to spend as much time to develop those kids as possible. -Thomas Dooley

For kids it's natural to be competitive. -Daley Thompson

But if kids take up things like hockey and football they will go back to it. -Daley Thompson

Your kids inevitably want to move where they had their vacations when they were younger. -Jim Harrison

I don't really think they saw anything in me, except the fact that I was interested in it. Some of the kids would miss a week here and miss a week there, I think they could see that I really enjoyed it. -Dorothy Hamill

The food is absolutely atrocious, and parents have no idea. Parents are giving their kids three dollars and saying, 'Okay, see you later. Go off to school and have a good lunch.' -Morgan Spurlock

I think that, I'm sure there are gonna be some teachers who are very entrenched in the system, who are going to buy in to what they're being told, as to what the kids are being fed. -Morgan Spurlock

We're much more controlled now. We were kids back then, we each had our own demons. It was insanity. -Peter Criss

I always quit at three when my kids come home from school so I feel pretty spoiled. -Alice Hoffman

I think growing up is difficult and it's a process that I'm always interested in, with kids and adults, they are often on two different universes. -Alice Hoffman

The adults don't know what's happening on the kids' universe and the kids don't know what's happening on the adults' universe. -Alice Hoffman

As kids, we traded 'I like Ike' and 'All the way with Adlai' buttons in elementary school. -Andrea Mitchell

Baseball was made for kids, and grown-ups only screw it up. -Bob Lemon

That's a big deal for kids, when they come into the kitchen and the teacher is drinking coffee with mom. They react differently on the next day when you say: 'Sit down and shut-up!' -Ed O'Neill

When you've been driving in the top category for 10 years, you're obviously not a kid any more. You know, I'm married now and I've got two kids. That let's you know you're getting older. -Larry Dixon

All I can say to the kids is if you've a problem in fishing or life, if you talk to an older person, you're gonna end up alright, because nine times out of 10, they've been through the same thing. -Rex Hunt

And one thing I can be proud of is we have a 'Come and Try Fishing' day every year. And there's 20 venues throughout the state, and see, these thousands of kids who've never been fishing come along. -Rex Hunt

The outdoors, the beautiful environment, both in fresh and salt water. And the thing that concerns me is the amount of kids that stand on street corners, or go into pinball parlours, and call it recreation. -Rex Hunt

Susan, an only child who never had any roots, and I, a lone wolf who got married 20 years to late, were adopted by the kids as much as they were by us. -Harpo Marx

I grew up in a big family with a lot of kids around, and I definitely want to have children as well. -Heidi Klum

Probably the best part of my life has been watching the kids play their games. -Jerry Kramer

Initially, it was about kids at the bottom rung of the social ladder, due to their looks and their class background. But they're also outsiders in terms of their peer group. -Jim McKay

Here were these college kids beating the Soviets and going on to the Olympic Gold Medal. To me, that's the greatest upset of all time in any sport that I can think of. -Jim McKay

I have a wonderful marriage and two great kids. -Kelly Preston

So I delegate a lot and I make my family come first, my husband and our kids. -Kelly Preston

I would like to end world hunger and create world peace, stop corruption, stop drugs getting to kids. -Kelly Preston

They are amazing kids so we let them make decisions but also have discipline. -Kelly Preston

Meanwhile, parents, students and teachers all report higher satisfaction with charter schools. People like them. They cost less money. They raise the academic achievement of poor kids. Go ahead, get a little enthused. -Maggie Gallagher

Pay-per-view would deprive many kids of the delight of seeing the Olympics. -Mary Lou Retton

I want kids of this generation to see that everything is cool, that there's some kind of unity in hip-hop. We all found something that's really important to us, and music is all we've really got. -Missy Elliott

My kids are old enough now that they can watch that, but I like to do the family movies. -Elizabeth Perkins

Is that romantic fantasy real? Um, after kids, no. Take the kids away, I don't know. Depends. -Robin Wright

Look, it's to the point where kids are getting Botox. It's insane. We're not allowed to age. -Rosanna Arquette

What do you mean you have my children at the police station? Why are my kids at the police station? -O. J. Simpson

I'm still raising kids myself, so I don't feel like a grandpa. -Sammy Hagar

All we can do when we think of kids today is think of more hours of school, earlier age at the computer, and curfews. Who would want to grow up in that world? -James Hillman

Never work with kids or animals. -Cat Deeley

You can talk about movies all you want, but I have this porcelain fetish. I've had it since I was a kid, because there were so many kids in my family, the only place I had any solace was in the bathroom. -Linda Fiorentino

Polls that have been taken by kindergarten, first- and second-grade teachers indicate that 30 percent of the kids have been deprived in some way so that they are physically unable to keep up with the class. -C. Everett Koop

The thing that reinforces my belief about that is having worked the last four years with the Safe Kids Campaign on a national basis. I am so amazed at what these little kids do in keeping their parents alerted to what they are there for. -C. Everett Koop

A lot of people at Shearson ended up making a lot of money because they had stock or stock options. Their kids were able to go to college, and it changed a lot of people's lives. -Sanford I. Weill

The kids put you on a pedestal. I didn't like it. -Tommy Rettig

Yes, there was nothing else to do to get you high. I mean, there was, but white kids didn't hear about it. -Tommy Rettig

I think when kids just see well-crafted poetry, it's just obtuse to them. It's hard to relate to. -Jewel

I see the kids and I feel like taking them all away to a safe place to hide until the war stops and the hunger stops and El Cua becomes strong enough to give them the care they deserve. -Ben Linder

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

The matinee audiences are different because they're mostly kids, a great percentage kids. So they respond to everything differently, but I understand what they do respond to. -Rue McClanahan

Now we're getting a whole generation of kids who have never had a football team in L.A., so they don't miss it and don't ask for it. It becomes self-perpetuating. They don't know what they're missing. -Leigh Steinberg

For sure, all over Poland, kids had my picture of a lemur on their bedroom wall – but the chances are they may never get to see a real lemur in Madagascar. I thought this was great and it really meant a lot to me. -Nigel Dennis

Before we had the kids, my husband and I were traveling a lot and working and really enjoying our lives and each other. We both love the theater and books and travel and so we were really having a lot of fun. -Patricia Heaton

We did an episode where she goes out to get a job and she gets fired because she's not good. They hire a babysitter to help out and she finds out she hates the fact that the kids have more fun with the sitter than her. -Patricia Heaton

Men are very competent in their workplace – and this is going to sound sexist – women are better at running households and juggling lots of things, kids and scheduling and that kind of thing. -Patricia Heaton

Most of my friends from college became dental hygienists or went into retail, a lot went into sales. They all started getting married and having kids and buying homes and I was still living like a college student. -Patricia Heaton

This is the other thing: we make the cost of raising kids higher than it has to be just because we feel they need all this stuff, like gadgets, certain schools, and activities that are nice but aren't really necessary. -Patricia Heaton

I spend as much time with my kids as any mom who stays home. I only work during the hours they're at school, but there is always the sense of trying to catch up with all their stuff and not only organize my work life but also their school lives. -Patricia Heaton

It's hard enough to work and raise a family when your kids are all healthy and relatively normal, but when you add on some kind of disability or disease, it can just be such a burden. -Patricia Heaton

Nobody got Punk'd and he was still in his season for that show when we were filming. So the kids were very aware that it was filming and that was his show and they were very much on the lookout for that. -Piper Perabo

Once your kids get older and get out of the house, it's not like it stops. They're on the phone with me every day; I'm intimately involved in their problems. -Rosanne Cash

Home life's great, man. The kids are great, happy and healthy. I've reached this sort of wonderful precipice. -Ryan Phillippe

I've been in this business for a long time at my age, I've just turned 30, and I feel like my wife's career is going incredibly well, my kids are happy and healthy in schools, we've both been able to buy a house for our parents, respectively, in the places they live. -Ryan Phillippe

LA can be a very open and accepting creative environment. But it is important, because there is this odd separation here, it is important to make your kids mindful of other people and other people's plight. -Ryan Phillippe

I grew up with no money. My kids will grow up with a lot of money and so it's really important to me, and it will always be a part of my parenting, to keep them conscientious and connected socially to other people. -Ryan Phillippe

We only work four days a week, we only work three weeks out of the month, and we get four months off for the summer. So there's plenty of time for me to spend with the kids. -Patricia Heaton

As a dad, he thinks that his philosophy is morally correct. He has no conscience whatsoever about letting his kids put a penny in a light socket to find out electricity is not so good for you, and if you want to learn how to swim, you have to be thrown into the deep end. -Stacy Keach

So, it didn't do well. But now when I talk to kids who are first seeing it, they're surprised to hear the movie failed at the box office. Sometimes that's what happens. -David Zucker

I find young kids. I enjoy coaching and enjoy making them better players. -Graham Roberts

I had a coach that was not a great player, but he taught with kids and juniors so that by the time he was 50 he was great. He helped me make the top 5 in the world and yet he wasn't a great player himself. -Guy Forget

I'm glad I'm successful at it, because it's allowed me to live very well financially, and give my kids a lot of things. It's enabled me to do stuff that I otherwise wouldn't be able to do. But it's not who I am. -Judith Guest

The purpose of my life is being a father to my kids and being a husband to my wife. -Terrence Howard

We're seeing how the videos translate to the live shows and how the technology is really reaching kids. -Willie Aames

I want kids to understand that strength doesn't come from what goes on around you. It comes from inside you, and that comes from Jesus Christ. -Willie Aames

I suppose what's unique about our presentation is the amount of Scripture that kids get. -Willie Aames

I tell kids that people will let them down and people will hurt them. But Jesus Christ will never let them down and never hurt them. -Willie Aames

My audience are the same people who bought my albums years ago. These people are now married, with their own homes, their own families. If I'm in concert, I get people now who bring their kids. -Helen Reddy

Not too many people can afford for the wife to stay home and raise the kids. -Eric Braeden

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

If we keep on ignoring and leaving children to their own devices at home, they become latchkey kids, and trust me, the consequences of that are not good. -Eric Braeden

My heart goes out to many women that I've met across the country who barely make enough to make a living, and they want to have kids. That's very understandable, but what do you do with the kids? -Eric Braeden

I'm not saying that people should not divorce, but at the rate at which it happens here is sick. The kids, they suffer. I don't care what anyone says. -Eric Braeden

They're really nice kids. Michael is really raising them properly and right. -Joe Jackson

I'm never going to let nobody take those kids. They Michael's kids. They have no right to try to take those kids. It's going to be a big mess over that. -Joe Jackson

One of the oddities about being Judy Garland's daughter was that everyone treated my mother with such awe that they would never have asked me the normal questions kids get about their moms. -Lorna Luft

We have a problem now with parents stealing their kids' CDs, so the roles have been reversed. -Jerry Only

The packaging has to really sell the product today, because kids can go out and buy a CD and then 10 kids can burn them. So you have to really be on your toes. -Jerry Only

Let's face it, 80 percent of the work I do my kids can't see. -Joe Pantoliano

I think the Republicans are subverted by the fact that so many of their leaders send their kids to private schools, they don't really have the stomach for the fight. -Peter Brimelow

I've always tried to not let movie, television or theatre be all that my life is about. I've always tried to get involved in the community or my family now I have kids. -David Morse

I remember going for the first time to a place called The Roxy in New York because you can see people breakdancing there. That's the only reason I went! It's amazing, kids are still doing that. -Chris Frantz

Educators are still spending way too much time trying to control what kids learn, bending the content to their own purposes, hoping beyond hope to change – by using technology – but not change too much. -Daniel Greenberg

I'll tell you what the real problem is: These people are working under the assumption that they know better about what is good for kids, what kids need to learn to get ahead in this world. -Daniel Greenberg

Quite a few, actually, are involved in education. They have had the same experience Hanna and I had: when they started having their own kids, they didn't want them to have a poor educational experience; they wanted them to enjoy school. -Daniel Greenberg

When kids play, they are working on imagining the kind of world we live in. -Daniel Greenberg

It's up to each person's parents whether they think it's too frightening or too violent, how much their kids can handle, what they want to teach them, what they want to show them. -Gina Philips

I have four kids; three girls and a boy. The oldest girl is 13, and has her own social life now, so there's a bit of begrudging cooperation there. It's tough. -Gregory Harrison

If we can get kids talking about conservation and doing it, they can have a great influence on their parents by lecturing them and pointing the finger. -Kevin Richardson

I've never minded my kids watching any of the series I did. That's important to me. -Lee Majors

I'm one of six kids, and the eight of us lived for over a decade in either a bus or a boat. -Paul Farmer

Into The Woods was… a lot of running around in the woods! I can't wait to see the show again. People didn't realize it back then, but kids still come up to me-young people-and they talk about it. It really made its mark. -Bernadette Peters

I always felt I was living in two worlds. One was the Mexican world, because nearly everybody I knew, relatives and cousins and kids in the neighbourhood, were Mexican. Then school was a different world. It was ethnically mixed. -Gilbert Hernandez

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 hope that they enjoy the movie. Don't be critical. Don't expect to get the same feelings you got when you watched the series when you were 10 years old. Let your kids see it and experience it on their own. -Mark Goddard

The kids like to get pictures of me for their parents. They know how proud I am of them-they have a lot more to worry about than my stardom. They are trying to make good choices for their own lives, but this gives them a little fun. They are part of my family. -Mark Goddard

I even got letters form kids in hospitals saying the music is what keeps them going, and that really touched my heart. -Tom Cochrane

If these men decided that they have to go in there and fight, I want them to send their own children and grandchildren. I want them to not send a bunch of strangers' kids in there to fight and die. -F. Murray Abraham

I trust that the president will try, just give it one more shot, some revolutionary way of not doing this, of bringing all those kids back home safely. -F. Murray Abraham

I lived a normal life for a number of years. I had kids. I lived up on a farm in Gloucestershire in rural England, and just kind of got back to reality again. -Roger Andrew Taylor

Well, I love having kids. But I have the advantage of having a lot of help, a real hands-on husband and small children whom I can easily manipulate. -Jane Kaczmarek

Fire has impacted every part of our lives – without fire, there would be no shopping, right? – that's how the Internet will intrude on our lives, particularly our kids' lives. -Jay Chiat

The kids really enjoy what they do. I check with them constantly to make sure that they're really happy to be there. -Jock Sturges

American families be warned, if the White House doesn't send your jobs overseas, they'll send your kids. -Joe Baca

Most kids will not volunteer to eat veggies. At times you must step up to the plate and enforce the rule of authority as a parent. -Lee Haney

Enrolling your child in a recreational sport sponsored by your neighborhood recreation community centers is a great way to keep kids active. -Lee Haney

When I was growing up, there weren't any Little Leagues in the city. Parents worked all the time. They didn't have time to take their kids out to play baseball and football. -Mike Krzyzewski

I'm fortunate now that I coach at Duke University and we've won a lot. I have some kids who haven't failed that much. But when they get to college, they're going to fail some time. That's a thing that I can help them the most with. -Mike Krzyzewski

There are kids don't want to do something because they're afraid of looking stupid to their peers. There comes a time when they start protecting themselves, instead of extending. I want to make sure that they're always trying to extend themselves. -Mike Krzyzewski

I've tried to handle winning well, so that maybe we'll win again, but I've also tried to handle failure well. If those serve as good examples for teachers and kids, then I hope that would be a contribution I have made to sport. Not just basketball, but to sport. -Mike Krzyzewski

I've taught statistics, math courses and what I've found is that often if you teach them algebraically the formulas, you'll have one group of kids doing well. -Robert Sternberg

In other words, if a teacher only teaches in one way, then they conclude that the kids who can't learn well that way don't have the ability, when, in fact, it may be that the way the teacher's teaching is not a particularly good match to the way those kids learn. -Robert Sternberg

If there's going to be an SAT, it's probably practical to invest in a book or perhaps in a course, but I'm sorry to say, I went to some classes that my kids took and it was clear in school that what they were doing was just SAT training. -Robert Sternberg

Well, there are about 10 million children that aren't covered by health insurance. About 3 million qualify for Medicaid but don't get it, so we're going to reach out and bring more of those kids into the Medicaid program. -Franklin Raines

If I miss coaching that much, I could go to some little school where they didn't recruit, where all the kids wanted to go. I believe I could find somewhere to coach. -Bear Bryant

If kids like a picture book, they're going to read it at least 50 times. Read anything that often, and even minor imperfections start to feel like gravel in the bed. -Mark Haddon

I never lied to a person in my life; my kids didn't, either. -Art Modell

I get letters from kids, teenagers and young girls who just want to be Mac. I've had quite a few people actually say that they're going to become a Marine or a JAG lawyer because of me… the character. I think that's pretty cool! -Catherine Bell

Probably right at the end of JAG, I would love to have a child or two. I ultimately want to have two kids. -Catherine Bell

I spent a lot of time not in school, so I didn't have deep relationships with kids my own age. -Jodie Foster

I want to be inspiring to myself, to my kids, my family, and my friends. -Jodie Foster

My kids are young and my life with them is really stimulating and really full and significant. -Jodie Foster

We have been in Victoria for 3 years now after moving here from Vancouver. Victoria is a great place to live and we plan on staying especially as the kids are now in school. -Jonathan Brown

As far as my street cred goes, I'll always have that, because I always hang with the kids. I'll jump right off the stage and buy them a beer. I'll be a star on stage, but I'll always hang with the kids. -Kid Rock

That's why I called my record Devil Without a Cause – I'm a white boy who's so sick of hearing that white kids are going to steal rap. -Kid Rock

Now I'm doing a film festival for kids and writing a script about a kidnapped journalist in Afghanistan. -Olivia Wilde

If I don't see my kids for six days, I start to get withdrawal pains. -Ron Silver

I'm just one of the kids, and all because the students at Hamilton Heights High School listened to the facts, educated their parents and themselves, and believed in me. -Ryan White

I can't come on like a parent to these kids, if I do, I won't be able to have fun working with them. The good news is they all have parents. The younger ones, their parents by law have to be on set. -Stephen Collins

I have an almost seven year old… I think it's essential to be consistent with kids. And truthful, without scaring them. I could go on for hours on this one. -Stephen Collins

I've always been an animal lover. I've grown up with dogs my whole life. I think that is what helped me get the role on 'Lassie', I was comfortable around the dog, where many of the kids were afraid or intimidated by Lassie. -Will Estes

These movies are like my kids. I just love them to death. Some of them go to Harvard and some of them can barely graduate high school. -Barry Sonnenfeld

I look at the kids coming out of Yale. They are so intelligent with their careers. I wish I had that. -Dianne Wiest

I recently turned down a film that I didn't want my kids to see. Priorities shift. Sometimes I'm sad about that, but not enough to do anything about it. -Dianne Wiest

I just didn't work that much while the kids were growing up. -Jill Clayburgh

I just read that Time magazine cover story with all this information about how you have to have your kids by the time you're 12 or it's all over. Please. -Jill Clayburgh

We started this band as kids, and as time has gone on, we've grown and are learning to accommodate each others' differences. -Layne Staley

The only thing I can't do is hear. I can drive, I have a life with four kids, I work on TV, I do movies, so the deafness question, is it that they want to know because, what? Not sure. -Marlee Matlin

We don't mind being ripped apart, but don't rip the songs apart. They're like our kids. -Maurice Gibb

Every other movie is one of those action things. I mean, 'Lost in Space'? A bunch of good actors running around shooting at special effects on a soundstage? I took my kids to see that and felt like I was on an acid trip. -Tom Berenger

I don't think a director should have any kids. I don't even think it's good for your physical health. Even guys in their 30s look exhausted because directors never get enough sleep. What I do is stressful enough. -Tom Berenger

I have family obligations and all that stuff. I get my kids six weeks in the summer, which is a real intense period of time. I'm with them every minute of the day. -Tom Berenger

URGE is a grassroots charity. We organized to get some incubators to give to the hospital for the kids. We donate money to orphanages. -Ziggy Marley

And then ultimately what I tell the kids is: coaches can give you information, they can give you guidelines, and they can put you in a position. But the only person who can truly make you better is you. -Brandi Chastain

I have a 16 year-old son, so I'm now a soccer mom. I stand on the sidelines and I hear the things parents are saying, so I want them to understand what it is their kids are feeling in any sports environment. -Brandi Chastain

I think soccer is more respected now than it ever has been. You can see that in the numbers of young kids who are playing and the numbers of people who are coming to watch. -Brandi Chastain

We are shaping young kids to be leaders in their communities and also to be healthier. -Brandi Chastain

My husband gave up all his work to stay at home with the kids, and we split all the duties at home. I do all the boring stuff – like pay the bills, and he does all the exercising for both of us, which I'm very grateful for… I thank him for it regularly. -Erika Slezak

I advise all the young kids to not overwork. You can't be out there blowing hard. You have to pace yourself. -Freddie Hubbard

I'm also married for the first time, and I have two kids. So there's some kind of good karma right now. -Lindsey Buckingham

When you don't have kids and you're in a Catholic family – one of my sisters had 10 children in 11 years – she's part rabbit – you feel kind of guilty about that. So, I want to do things for other people's children. -Marge Schott

Sometimes it was difficult to make friends and be social in school because I was always practicing while other kids were getting together and doing things. But it just made me closer to my family, and I realized that they would always be there no matter what. -Nancy Kerrigan

I want kids to enjoy skating and I think it's a great workout. -Oksana Baiul

My songs are my kids. Some of them stay with me, some others I have to send out, out to the war. It might sound stupid and it might even sound naive, but that's just the way it is. -Thom Yorke

I listen to kids play a lot. -Itzhak Perlman

Sometimes you get from the mouth of kids wonderful things. -Itzhak Perlman

Before I was a mom I used to think that parents who worried about their kids watching MTV were just clueless. Now that I'm a mom, I see what the fuss was all about! -Martha Quinn

I think Pete did have a hard time as a kid with his appearance. But don't all kids have a hard time? God, I had a hard time, too. I was little with bow legs and rickets. I used to get picked on like everybody used to get picked on. -Roger Daltrey

Well, I took a sabbatical. I walked away from shooting movies because I couldn't handle the travel. I'm a single parent. I had young kids, and I found that keeping in touch with them from hotel rooms and airports wasn't working for me. So I stopped. -Rick Moranis

There will always be another group of kids going to college, drinking beer, and discovering that movie. Many of them have never even heard of SCTV. -Rick Moranis

If my musical tastes are continuing to grow up, and I am not really too interested in the music that my kids listen to, then I assume that the audience is doing the same. -Rick Derringer

The main thing is that it's nice to see these young people – 9 to 14 years old – take the opportunity to get more involved in their health and fitness. We need more kids to be more active. -Rafer Johnson

So I had the opportunity to do what the kids in the Hershey program do, except that the Hershey program lets them do it on such a larger scale, with the regional and national competitions. -Rafer Johnson

It's very warm there, so we were outdoors all the time. The local people had programs for us year-round, where as kids we had the opportunity to play football, basketball, baseball, track and field – we just went from one sport to the next, year-round. -Rafer Johnson

One of the experts bought his first piece at the age of four, so they did start very young, most of them. They did it out of genuine interest but today's kids are much more materialistic and there's a danger, I suppose, that they might just be out to make dosh. -Michael Aspel

We are all so close. We are godfather to each others' kids. I was the best man at Jesus' wedding. -Juan Marichal

I love to work with young kids. -Itzhak Perlman

But there's a lot of 50's and a lot of boomers and a lot of kids in their 30's that grew up with us. -Harvey Korman

The American people know that every day 3,000 kids begin to smoke, 1,000 of them die an early death. They're not going to allow us to go forward this year and not have comprehensive bipartisan legislation. It's in everybody's best interest. -Erskine Bowles

Well, I think music for kids is never anything but experimental is it? -Fred Frith

I have three kids who like Harry Potter so I was sort of aware of it. You can't really move from it: it's on buses, in stores, it's everywhere. One of my kids has read the books; the other two are too small but they like the movies. -Gary Oldman

I wasn't ever a huge fan of comics. Just not one of those kids, you know? -Gary Oldman

So Harry Potter came in and it is nice that I have kids of the right age. I took them to London and they walked around the set and met Harry Potter and that is thrilling. -Gary Oldman

I don't really make plans and I just want to be happy and continue with my business and take care of my wife and kids. I want to sit back, relax and enjoy life. -Larry Holmes

I grew up on the tennis court with lots of other kids. There were like 40 kids all afternoon and I was one of the youngest ones, so I always had to chase everybody to keep up. -Martina Hingis

I'm just passionately in love with my kids. -Sheena Easton

My kids act all the time and it's exactly what I used to do. -Stephen Rea

I have a message for the young kids. Life is about obstacles, endeavors in life are not to be overlooked. -Wade Boggs

It's been interesting how kids have had hardly any problems watching it, but adults have more trouble. This happened way back even with Jabberwocky and Time Bandits. -Terry Gilliam

When my kids are in college, maybe I'll drag my fishnets and high heels out. -Sheena Easton

I have the life of Riley. I take my kids to school, do a bit of work in the afternoon, pick my kids up, microwave a meal, hang out with my kids, and work for a couple of hours. -Sheena Easton

Any time I have to get on a plane and leave my kids for a few days, it's kind of tortuous. -Sheena Easton

Wizards was my homage to Tolkien in the American idiom. I had read Tolkien, understood Tolkien, and wanted to do a sort of fantasy for American kids, and that was Wizards. -Ralph Bakshi

We got on American Bandstand, where kids would dance to a record and then rate it. We called ourselves Tom and Jerry. I was Jerry. -Paul Simon

The country is making a big mistake not teaching kids to cook and raise a garden and build fires. -Loretta Lynn

Daddy was real gentle with kids. That's why I expected so much out of marriage, figuring that all men should be steady and pleasant. -Loretta Lynn

No matter what parents do, kids retain their uniqueness. -Kirstie Alley

I probably spend more time with my kids than the average stay-at-home mother. -Kirstie Alley

You are a person of the greatest importance when you are a mother of a family. Just do your job right and your kids will love you. -Ethel Waters

With the Internet, kids today learn things quicker than we do and they have everything there is to see, so you have to do more than just remake some old '70s film. -Donnie Wahlberg

A lot of kids do look up to us. But there are just as many elderly people to put us down. -Donnie Wahlberg

I'm most proud of the longevity of my marriage, my kids, and my grandchildren. If you don't have that, you really don't have very much. -Bob Newhart

When you have kids, it limits you. That was a choice I made. -Alison Moyet

I was writing and I have three kids. I was occupying my time with them but it was difficult. -Alison Moyet

I came from a small town and at school in one class there was me, a member from Depeche Mode and someone who went on to join The Cure. That was all in one class of 30 kids. -Alison Moyet

I've got nine kids, nine dogs, three grandkids – and one in the oven. And three parrots! -Michael Landon

With a houseful of kids you give each other strength. -Michael Landon

But you can't show some far off idyllic conception of behavior if you want the kids to come and see the picture. You've got to show what it's really like, and try to reach them on their own grounds. -James Dean

I think the one thing this picture shows that's new is the psychological disproportion of the kids' demands on the parents. Parents are often at fault, but the kids have some work to do, too. -James Dean

Any ballplayer that don't sign autographs for little kids ain't an American. He's a communist. -Rogers Hornsby

Although I managed my schedule to be home by late afternoon most days, basically, Roselle raised our children alone. And so I missed out on a lot of wonderful moments, missed watching my kids grow into the wonderful people they are today. -Perry Como

Just the other day, it seems, the kids were running through the house, slamming doors, breaking glass, making noise. Time goes by so quickly. Sometimes everything seems so fleeting. -Perry Como

My only regret in life is that I didn't spend as much time with my kids as I now wish I had. -Perry Como

It's natural to want your kids to have all the things you didn't have. -Alan Ladd

Jackson and I spent the day together, just me and him and his children. Little underlings came and went. The PR person came and went. It was just Michael and me and the kids. And it was very interesting. -Geraldo Rivera

Sea Hunt was the first time anyone tackled a show that took place underwater. The stories were sort of exciting for kids, like cops and robbers underwater. -Lloyd Bridges

Hold back the tide. Keep your kids innocent as long as possible. -Tony Danza

We are cutting things kids like-music, art, and gym classes; stuff that kept me in school. This country can't survive without you kids. It's all about you kids. -Tony Danza

I'm talking like 10, 12 years old. Either junior brings Mom and Pop or Mom and Pop bring the kids. I'm talking young here, not a college drinking crowd. -George Thorogood

I think what's happening here is, there's a group or maybe one person who is saying this is gonna be the definition and this is what we want to get the kids to do now. -Grandmaster Flash

Normal kids in their teens want to go and date girls and do mischievous things, your hormones are jumping around, but I stayed in my bedroom in search of something. -Grandmaster Flash

I do most of my work with kids. They are the very foundation of our future. We are so incredibly disrespectful to them in America in every way because they can't vote. -Henry Winkler

But in terms of the code by which we go to market – it's not telling kids to supersize, we're not selling them, generally, products, in the advertising we do to them. -Jim Cantalupo

Playtime and toys are good for kids, or they wouldn't buy them. McDonald's can provide that experience. And having dinner with the family is good for kids. -Jim Cantalupo

I think music needs to be presented in a way so that kids can grasp songs, dances, simple music that's associated with some particular defining moment in human experience. -Michael Tilson Thomas

No, I just thought of a story and wrote down what I saw. It was about two kids in Ireland who went around killing people. It was called Travelers, and it was made as an independent film. -Neil Jordan

However, most of my part, I play a pediatrician, and most of my role had to do with being in another place, staying at the hospital and trying to save kids and stay until people could come. So, it was more based on reality. -Sela Ward

My kids enjoy the Disney program, Lizzy McGuire. -Sela Ward

As kids we're not taught how to deal with success; we're taught how to deal with failure. If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. If at first you succeed, then what? -Charlie Sheen

As far as carrying the American banner, you just do what's right for the kids. -Dennis Farina

What makes me angry? The education of children. How in God's name can you expect to have a functioning society the way we teach our kids? -Kathleen Turner

My kids get everything they want and are raised well. -Suge Knight

When I get out… if I get out of here, I hope that maybe we can get back together and have more kids. -Susan Smith

Everybody around the world wants to send their kids to our universities. But nobody wants to send their kids here to public school. -Walter Annenberg

If I can raise more money for charities, or get more Canadian kids to play golf, the green jacket will mean even more. -Mike Weir

One of the problems you have when you read with kids is that once they like something they want you to read it a hundred times. -Norton Juster

The film I think was a good film for what it was designed for. It was for kids. Unfortunately the critics slashed it before it even started but that is just the way the cookie crumbles. -Justin Guarini

I think kids slowly begin to realize that what they're learning relates to other things they know. Then learning starts to get more and more exciting. -Norton Juster

I doubt I'll ever do another book collaboration; I've been spoiled. Roger and I both happened to move to New Mexico at about the same time, when we each had a family of young kids to raise. Socializing seemed to lead naturally to working together. -Fred Saberhagen

I received a grant from The Ford Foundation to write a book for kids about urban perception, or how people experience cities, but I kept putting off writing it. Instead I started to write what became The Phantom Tollbooth. -Norton Juster

You know, when I was a young boy I used to play baseball in my back yard or in the street with my brothers or the neighborhood kids. We used broken bats and plastic golf balls and played for hours and hours. -Robin Yount

In the 1950s in Columbia, South Carolina, it was considered OK for kids to play with weird things. We could go to the hardware store and buy 100 feet of dynamite fuse. -Kary Mullis

I worry about kids and all they are exposed to. Kids get so bombarded with hard, commercial sounds. They don't even have a chance to develop the softer part of themselves without fear of being ridiculed. -Susannah McCorkle

If you sing honestly and sincerely to kids, they will respond with all their hearts. -Susannah McCorkle

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

I was lucky to come from a difficult area. It teaches you not just about football but also life. There were lots of kids from different races and poor families. People had to struggle to get through the day. -Zinedine Zidane

I think these shows with the young kids doing these jumps, doing these fantastic back flips, I think they're absolutely great. They did what I never did. -Evel Knievel

The drink? Yes, I've had tough times in my life, especially the last year, regarding my ex-wife, my kids, I nearly broke my neck, I was on death row with pneumonia. -Paul Gascoigne

I wouldn't even hold my kids sometimes because I didn't want them to spit up on me when I was dressed for an awards show. -Lauryn Hill

I'd stand in line for Confession with old people and little kids, and as the line moved up, I knew when I got into the box that I would lie! Again! -Mercedes McCambridge

Of course you have to support the troops. They're just kids. They're doing for their country what's expected of them. -Neil Young

I can't go and shoot people in the back of the head because It's a kids' movie, which is actually quite a good test because you haven't got the overt threat of a knife in the face. -Ralph Fiennes

Unfortunately, most college kids these days aren't coming from any place-they seem to ask the same kind of questions over and over again. -Sandra Bernhard

I just feel energized when I am around young, talented people. There is something about these kids that's amazing. I learn as much from them as they do from me. -Sally Struthers

I have been looking forward to this age of my life for a long time. In my twenties, I marked the days on the calendar – I was sick of playing high-school kids. -Rob Lowe

I think when I have kids and grandchildren I will be very proud to have them watch this movie. -Mike Myers

And I thought, when I have kids, that's the sort of well told, silly, and fun fairy tale that I would want to take them to. But it was an amazing experience. And I think Shrek is a real classic, a fairy tale classic. -Mike Myers

There happened to be guitar classes at the college, and there was a guitar teacher there with whom I used to play. In addition, I also would go out into country schools and teach little kids basic guitar and singing a few times a week. -Mark Knopfler

You know, when we were kids, we had to go to a theater to see a movie. And then television came in and you had to wait until midnight to see the one you wanted to see. Now, all you've got to do is go to a store and buy it and you can watch it whenever you want! -John Zorn

If I have a choice between putting my kids to bed and going to a party, I'll put my kids to bed. If I have a choice of going to a restaurant or having friends round, I'll have friends round. Every time. -Elle Macpherson

I think that, as with marriage, you just know when it's time to have kids. -Ashley Judd

Once I got married and had kids, I moved away from romantic roles, because it seemed wrong to have my three-year-old wondering why Daddy was kissing someone else. -Chevy Chase

What we have to get clear to kids is that when you offer your stillness and open yourself to the experience of music, it pays you back more than you give. -David Ogden Stiers

If you read in front of your kids, it's very likely that they'll become readers, too. -John Lithgow

I still get the kids to the doctor and dentist and plan their play dates and buy their clothes. -Patricia Richardson

I'm not actually teaching any more, but I am writing pieces for schools all the time, and for kids. -Peter Maxwell Davies

My family, you know, are all still, you know, very close. We're all still very close. Mom and Daddy are still alive. So, what more can you ask for? Your kids are healthy. -Reba McEntire

I have talked to Debbie Hammond quite a bit, Jim Hammond's wife, his widow. I've seen their kids. And last time we played Dallas, a lot of them came over. It's hard for them to come see the show. It's still hard. -Reba McEntire

I've been very fortunate to be able to use my series as a platform to show a good message for the kids. -Chuck Norris

In America the schools have become too permissive, the kids now are controlling the schools, the tail is wagging the dog. We've got to make a change there and get it back to where the teachers have control of the classrooms. -Chuck Norris

And in the future, you know, maybe there's kids in the future for me, I don't really know. The interesting thing with me is that there has never been a woman doing what I'm doing at this level for this long. So, it's like, would Vince give me maternity leave? -Trish Stratus

It was endlessly entertaining, watching people beat each other up. All the little kids in the neighborhood would come and watch… and then we'd beat them up as well. -Wayne Coyne

I had two children. I had a nanny to manage my kids. -Leslie Caron

We're getting so pulled in by computers and technology, and our kids have their face in the computers all day. The human relationship is being diminished by this. -Lenny Kravitz

Children are easily influenced, and I always want to do things I can be proud to show my kids someday. -Faith Hill

I teach at USC. I have a big class of 360 kids, only about a fifth of whom are film majors. I don't just show the Hollywood blockbusters. I show independent films, foreign films, documentaries. -Leonard Maltin

What is the biggest public forum in the United States? We were told it's the Super Bowl. The ad shows kids working at blue-collar jobs, and the final statement is just written text: Who's going to pay for the trillion dollar deficit? -Joan Blades

It is just that I don't want a wife and I don't want kids. -Henry Rollins

I think what sets this one apart is that there are two horror movie icons finally battling each other. You actually see them beat the crap out of each other instead of just terrorizing the kids in the movie. -Monica Keena

I'm very happy for the Contreras family. They're out. Now they've got a chance to experience life the way I did as a kid. You know, his kids are going to have a real chance in life now, and the same way that I had it. -Rafael Palmeiro

And I think they loved me because I loved being part of their team, you know, and I quite often say to kids, that I was the worst player in the world's best football team – and that was good enough for me. -Craig Johnston

The main thing I do now is I coach kids, and all of these stories along the way are based in reality. -Craig Johnston

I don't think so, but it's always in the back of my mind that many of the soldiers being wounded and killed in Iraq are about the same age as my kids. My godson is going over soon, so the war's about to get personal for me. -Garry Trudeau

I love to work with the younger kids who are trying to live out their dreams, if in fact that's what they plan on doing after college to take the next step. A very select few have that opportunity so when you do have the opportunity you know, those guys take advantage of it. -Roger Clemens

Grammys, American Music Awards, successful albums, I'd pick my kids any day over any of it. -Toni Braxton

When Jane and I spoke out, people thought, What ungrateful children those two kids are to be that nasty about their father. -Peter Fonda

I've been a schoolteacher. I always try to get the kids to finish talking before the next one starts. -Marion Zimmer Bradley

I do tend to lose track since the kids are out of school. -Marion Zimmer Bradley

But my mom was a pianist, and she taught piano out of her house. I was just so excited, being a little kid and having all these other kids come to my house twice a week. I thought it was a big party. -Vanessa Carlton

Even if you have a bad game, you have to swallow your pride and sign. It takes a little time, but it makes the kids happy. And it makes you feel good, too. -Lorrie Fair

I think anybody with any intelligence sits down and sees Star Trek not a kids' show. -Nichelle Nichols

Parents like the idea of kids, they just don't like their kids. -Morley Safer

When kids can't afford to see it anymore maybe we'll have a whole resurgence of garage bands all over America and this New Wave thing will start to mean something on a grass roots level. -Lester Bangs

I mean the interesting thing I think would be if something happened like, what happened in England where all these kids that all of a sudden can't afford the ticket prices. -Lester Bangs

My songs are like my kids. -Billy Joel

If you tell kids they can't have something, that's what they want. -Billy Joel

Ultimately, you know, I'm a grown-up, I've been in this business a long time. I've got kids. I've got to do my stuff. But I also need to keep it there so I can bring it up again the next day at work or whatever. -Kyra Sedgwick

Actors are the best and the worst of people. They're like kids. When they're good, they're very very good. When they're bad they're very very naughty. -Kenneth Branagh

But of course when people watch morning television, Terry, it's a very different animal. You know, they're running around, they're getting their kids ready for school, they're probably doing eight million things, they're brushing their teeth. -Katie Couric

My kids and my family are number one; I enjoy them the most. -Jami Gertz

Midwest kids got to summer camp. There is something very special about being away from your parents for the first time, sleeping under the stars, hiking and canoeing. -Jami Gertz

I also think a Hot Mom is someone who can connect with what's current in her kids' world. -Jami Gertz

The main concern was making sure the kids didn't get caught in the middle. -Hunter Tylo

So, not only am I panicking over the weekend if I need to know my lines, but also if can I get the kids to the zoo. Can I even go to church? I was asking for certain things that would allow me to plan my life a little better. -Hunter Tylo

CBS started to confiscate our packages and mail as a safety procedure. A lot of packages that people send for the holidays and to our kids we can't open. A lot of times they are from overseas. It's very upsetting at times. -Hunter Tylo

A friend of mine called and said they're interested in having you do a song for the new Pokemon. All my kids are grown up, so I'd heard of it, but I didn't really know what it was. -Donna Summer

Every year, I am reminded of the kids who aren't in the freshman class and aren't graduating. I remember every single one of them. That is the worst of times for me, to see the future snuffed out. -Donna Shalala

No one really wants to send their kids off to die for oil. -Daryl Hannah

By looking at the questions the kids are asking, we learn the scope of what needs to be done. -Buffy Sainte-Marie

Men who are not given any voice in this because of the secret nature of the courts, what they're left with is dressing up ridiculously, but at least using humour to try and draw attention to their kids. -Bob Geldof

What I used to do between writing fits was feed my kids, ride my horse and go shopping for cat and dog food. -Anne McCaffrey

I feel sorry for these kids in bands. Everything is so disposable nowadays. These kids don't even get 15 minutes of fame, it's like a minute and a half. -Zakk Wylde

I am hoping, though, that many of them have kids, who, when they have a moment to take a break from their iPods, Internet, or Google, will explain to their parents running the country just how the world is being flattened. -Thomas Friedman

That's really my goal now. I'm trying to be a positive role model to my kids and to just enjoy this ride, because it's hard. It's hard to enjoy it when you're in it. -Taylor Dayne

I have three adopted children with Phil, and for years I was fighting in court with him over being able to see my kids. I was always going back and forth to California, going to court, and I was never able to get a project going. -Ronnie Spector

In Finland, getting a university degree is the first thing that you expect your kids to do. -Renny Harlin

The children, each of those kids is in touch with nature and traditional aboriginal culture so a very important part of getting performances from them was just letting them be and trying to capture the unique spirituality that was in each of them. -Phillip Noyce

You know, my life's changed now. I'm starting to experience what people are really supposed to do. You supposed to be married. You're supposed to have a family, kids, treat your wife right. -Mike Epps

And I also serve on a caucus that addresses financial literacy for young people in this country. And it is so hypocritical that we want to talk to these kids about how to better manage their money when we are not doing a good job with our Nation's resources. -Melissa Bean

I think having eight kids evens things out a bit. You learn about the world; you learn about the world; you learn you've got to get along. We're all – if anything – very adjustable. -Matthew Ashford

I grew up within Italian-American neighborhoods, everybody was coming into the house all the time, kids running around, that sort of stuff, so when I finally got into my own area, so to speak, to make films, I still carried on. -Martin Scorsese

You can be very independent, but admit to wanting somebody close to you and that's what me and my wife have. We don't need each other but we want to be with each other and I think it's important to educate the kids with that. -Boris Kodjoe

If you knew the upward mobility that South Dakota's kids have gotten from the opportunity to intern and to work and to be employed and to have upward mobility in that company and move on, it's been phenomenal for South Dakota. -Bill Janklow

Later in July I'm going to be promoting and putting on a boxing show of amateur fighters from July 21st through the 28th where one hundred kids will be fighting and competing with each other to see who's going to be the best. -Alexis Arguello

I made a gym, it's the best gym in Nicaragua, I have kids that this year July 6th through the 11th will be fighting and then will go on to the Central American Games and I'm sure at least one will win a gold medal. -Alexis Arguello

I feel responsible; I feel I've got to do something that will leave the kids a place where they can live healthy, safe, productive, creative and prosperous lives. -Dennis Weaver

The success of 'The Simpsons' really opened doors. It showed that if you were working in animation you didn't necessarily have to be working in kids' television. -Seth MacFarlane

The good news is that parents are the leading influence on kids' decision not to drink alcohol. -Xavier Becerra

It is critical that parents and other trusted adults initiate conversations with kids about underage drinking well in advance of the first time they are faced with a decision regarding alcohol. -Xavier Becerra

Like any working mother I find it hard to have a social life. But my kids are so well adjusted. There isn't a brat bone in their body so I haven't done anything that bad. -Ruby Wax

Mom and Dad would stay in bed on Sunday morning, but the kids would have to go to church. -Lynn Johnston

There were scenes that just for length purposes, and knowing that the attention span of kids is not great, don't make it much longer than about 90 minutes. -John Badham

In certain ways it is incredibly damaging considering the stuff I did before certainly wasn't for kids. -Jhonen Vasquez

My kids love anime, but I don't show them the really graphic stuff. -Brad Bird

Look, I think if you talk down to a kid or aim specifically at a kid, most kids aren't gonna like it, really, because most kids can feel when you are being patronizing. -Brad Bird

When we were starting off as kids, just the idea of maybe going to do this as a living instead of getting what we thought was going to be a boring job, was exciting. -Paul McCartney

And in that time, I lost my dad and had kids of my own. It was like, OK, I get it now. I know what fatherhood is all about. And you look at your parents differently. -Paul Reiser

I don't want little kids reading my comics. -Jhonen Vasquez

But now I have a lot of little kids who watched Invader Zim whenever they could find it on television. -Jhonen Vasquez

I have three kids and a wife, and any moments that aren't dedicated to working on this film in some way, or family, are immediately reserved for sleep. -Brad Bird

I used to think that all my Wings stuff was second-rate stuff, but I began to meet younger kids, not kids from my Beatle generation, who would say, We really love this song. -Paul McCartney

I had always wanted to write a song called, The Vicious Circle. I always thought it was like, the kids are born there, they grow up there, they die there. -Mac Davis

First time I saw Elvis was at the Lubbock County fairgrounds in Lubbock, Texas. He was on the back end of a truck. There was about 1500 screaming kids. -Mac Davis

If you take away money, if you take away the houses and things, who are we really? What is love really about? What is it to love each other? Why do we stay together, and why do all the kids split? All these questions I have really deep inside of me. -Sonia Braga

I've got five kids and I'm married, Tommy's got two kids and he's been married, Vince just got married again, Mick's out of a relationship, Tommy's single as well. We've done a lot in our life, we've covered a lot of miles. -Nikki Sixx

I've grown up with my audience; they're my age or older. Not a lot of kids are coming to see me. -Mickey Gilley

The art schools… you get young kids doing the most vile and meaningless crap. I think they believe every bit of it. -Leonard Baskin

The Professional Children's School, it's for professional kids, so if you wanted to ditch, you could just write, Audition on a note and leave. I didn't really like school all that much. -Kieran Culkin

In fact, I was one of the few trusted people that Lucy allowed to play with their kids. I spent time at their summer home, rode horses at their ranch, and swam at their beach house. I even spent a Christmas with them at Palm Springs one year. -Keith Thibodeaux

And yet 50 percent of the kids who start high school in the United States today do not finish high school. -James T. Walsh

My wife used to tell me one of my best qualities was that my feet don't smell, but I remember my brother's did when we were kids. -Jack Prelutsky

It'll be basically a live album, but it will also include songs, Judas Priest songs, the audience have never heard before, because we felt we wanted to give the kids something else, something they haven't already bought. -Glenn Tipton

The motives of these parents vary, many parents don't like the curriculum being taught to their kids, or are wary of the threat of peer pressure or the presence of drugs or violence lurking in too many of our schools today. -Ernest Istook

When I look at my kids, and the ease with which they pick up music, I wish I had that. -Edie Brickell

I have taken the marshmallows off the sweet potatoes, however. They would make a big pan of sweet potatoes and cover it with marshmallows. My kids would love it if I would do that for them! -Edie Brickell

No one was more important than my mom and dad. I know they are watching from a place up in heaven here today to make sure all their kids are doing good. -Eddie Murray

I really want younger audience members to see kids in their early 20's playing Frank's music and to be inspired to take things to a higher level themselves. -Dweezil Zappa

The records of adopted children are sealed in California. That seal is considered inviolable… The judge ruled that, because I was famous, he didn't have the same rights as other kids. -Danielle Steel

My kids are more precious to me than anything. I'm with them all day, and I write all night. -Danielle Steel

I am endlessly busy, bringing up five young kids, and trying to keep up with the three older ones. I still spend most of my life driving car pools. -Danielle Steel

There was no language barrier when it came to kids, and when it came to play. -Connie Sellecca

The only animals that we test on are the two of us and our kids. -Connie Sellecca

The Twilight Zone' wasn't around with the kids. They think going up in space is neat. Within their lifetime, there will be paying passengers on the shuttle. -Christa McAuliffe

I want to go back to Brazil, get married, have lots of kids, and just be a couch tomato. -Ana Beatriz Barros

We were just a gaggle of kids, and everybody played together and had a good time. You know how kids can be completely horrible – abusive but fun. But anyway, it was a nice childhood. -Peter Jurasik

I donate money to the existing foundation that funds the US Ski Team kids. -Picabo Street

I want kids to have a chance to dream of becoming something like I did in my life, and when you're living in a home that's dysfunctional and unhealthy that way, you don't dream like that. -Picabo Street

I didn't do the typical things that young kids do. -Balthazar Getty

I have kids and I want to have a long life and there are certain things that are conducive to that and certain things that aren't. I've opted for the road of happiness and long life. -Ethan Suplee

I think if you look at Andre then and now, you look at two different models. Of course it's personal preference, I think Andre now is a great role model for the kids. He has started training differently than he was before, and so on and so on. -Ivan Lendl

I don't make a habit of watching tennis matches, but I try to watch all the major finals. I try to make time for that. So unless I have something going with the kids where I can't, I try to watch, and I enjoy that. -Ivan Lendl

With a lot of kids in the business, the parents get as twisted as they do, and there's a lot of opportunities to go their own way, but anyone has that opportunity. -Tina Yothers

I definitely have a family. I have a boyfriend who has kids, and we do normal things every day, like get up and go to school. Eat breakfast, lunch and dinner. -Tina Yothers

We never expected the show to be this great. We think it is successful because kids can identify. -Thuy Trang

Each one of us has to take responsibility for reality, and present it so that kids will grow up familiar with that and say, OK. I've seen that before. I'm not afraid of it. -Thuy Trang

It seems like the older bands are bigger than ever. We get a mixed crowd where you have kids and old blokes like me. -Geezer Butler

Every cliche about kids is true; they grow up so quickly, you blink and they're gone, and you have to spend the time with them now. But that's a joy. -Liam Neeson

I thought, well of course, Kinsey absolutely adored teaching. He was a wonderful teacher. So these kids really inspired me. So that was a clue I hung onto. He loved young people, he absolutely loved them. And he loved teaching them and trying to help them. -Liam Neeson

I got hooked into folk music by accident, because that's what white college kids liked when I was a child. -Stephen Stills

I had no idea where these kids at a small private college in the San Fernando Valley were coming from, why they were coming to hear me, or what they needed to know. -David Antin

We love the Stooges, and young kids today don't watch them. They think it's their dad's comedy. So we thought we could reintroduce them to a new audience. -Bobby Farrelly

I had 500 kids at camp this past summer for example. We do nine weeks for kids and nine days for grown ups every summer. The adult camp is a lot of fun. -Wavy Gravy

For me, the toughest thing for kids to deal with is when the parents are fighting. It's not violence on them – it's the feeling of violence in the family. -Avi Arad

Listen, my day job is also Chief Creative Officer for Marvel, and it's a very painful job because we publish a lot of books, and there are things I see where I can punch people out. Therefore, we have some new people now, and the kids are going to read our books. -Avi Arad

Nobody gives a crap about hockey down here – nobody. I coach kids' hockey down here and you can start to see the disinterest in the game here with the kids. -Bobby Hull

Developing better people should be the number one goal for any coach when dealing with kids. In trying to develop better people, we are going to develop more and better pros. -Bobby Orr

The biggest thing we get out of it is seeing the kids smile. And hopefully we will also see that the lessons we're teaching – not only the fundamentals of hockey, but also the life values – are sinking in. -Bobby Orr

We're going to have more kids playing, and we're going to have a better chance of finding those players Minor sports in a community is for fun and recreation. For everyone. -Bobby Orr

And having a strong family, you know we've lost some members of our family and had some setbacks, but I think a good family and kids all those things I thought at one time… you got to be kidding me… Those things are so important they enable you to go on. -Brett Favre

The party now is having my kids laugh and my wife laugh and my teammates. I want them to see me have fun and put it in a different way. -Brett Favre

Not that we didn't have close relationships with our parents – I'm very close to my mom – but parents didn't think anything of going off for a few weeks and leaving their kids. -Candice Bergen

If we talk about the environment, for example, we have to talk about environmental racism – about the fact that kids in South Central Los Angeles have a third of the lung capacity of kids in Santa Monica. -Danny Glover

I cannot tell you what it means when children recognize. This is about the third generation for me. And when kids that small recognize me, it really pleases me, very gratifying. -Dick Van Dyke

I have four children and I have seven grandkids. -Dick Van Dyke

My kids are so much better parent than I was. -Dick Van Dyke

My son Barry, of course, has been on from the beginning. And his son Shane is playing now a med student regularly on the show. And at one point or another, I've had all four of his kids on the show. -Dick Van Dyke

Probably one of the happiest moments, outside the birth of all of my kids, was the first time we won an Emmy, that the show won an Emmy. That was a big night. -Dick Van Dyke

So as my kids will tell you, they had a pretty normal life. -Dick Van Dyke

I think it is that parents just don't kick their kids out the door as much as they used to. I think the demise of sandlot sports has had a lot to do with it. -Frank Shorter

Really, I think that going out and playing with your friends is kind of becoming a lost art, with the kids in the neighborhood. -Frank Shorter

My family kinda hit the skids. We were experiencing poverty at that point. We all got a job, where the whole family had to work as security guards and janitors. And I just got angry. -Jim Carrey

I mean, you know, I get a tremendous positive charge every day just from knowing these kids and who they are. I mean, Larry, my 12-year-old son is my hero in life. Could there be a greater privilege than that? I mean, I can't imagine anything that would be more exciting. -Jim Lampley

I love sports. I love animals. I love kids. I want to save the world. So how do I combine all those things? I don't know. -Joan Jett

I sure saw a lot of kids that I'm sure didn't know a lot about us, or we were definitely new to them. The kids who came up to me afterward, we'd talk about music, sign a lot of autographs. So I'm sure we made a lot of new fans. -Joan Jett

I mean we all played as kids. You play games, you take on different characters, you imitate; the fun and the love of play has never left me. -Kevin Spacey

Having kids has been great for me. I have two beautiful step- kids, as well as my own new daughter. They've really helped me to keep my feet firmly on the ground, and life is good. I feel like I'm the luckiest guy here. -Matt LeBlanc

Everything that I love is behind those gates. We have elephants, and giraffes, and crocodiles, and every kind of tigers and lions. And – and we have bus loads of kids, who don't get to see those things. They come up sick children, and enjoy it. -Michael Jackson

I've helped many, many, many children, thousands of children, cancer kids, leukemia kids. -Michael Jackson

If God wants to take my left arm, that's OK, as long as I can walk and play with my kids. I'm a lot improved. I was worse than this after the accident. -Manute Bol

When I saw the first I couldn't believe I was in another great movie that would be made into a trilogy. This movie is quite visible and I think it will stand the test of time. I think kids and parents will love this movie for a long time. -Orlando Bloom

Local companies don't have to internalize their costs, and few actually do, but they tend to more often because the owners live there and they have to show their face in town, and their kids play with other kids. -Paul Hawken

For our first date, I made Ryan Hamburger Helper, which is basically what I grew up on. I make my own version of it now, with macaroni and cheese and hamburger meat. And the kids – it's their favorite dinner. -Reese Witherspoon

I read while the kids play. I can see them from the kitchen window. And I'm a fast reader. -Reese Witherspoon

I take the kids to church and Sunday school. They love it. I really think it's important for a child to feel that there are things that are bigger than your life out there. -Reese Witherspoon

I think women are natural caretakers. They take care of everybody. They take care of their husbands and their kids and their dogs, and don't spend a lot of time just getting back and taking time out. -Reese Witherspoon

That said, my kids are at home right now with my husband and I'm missing something important at my daughter's school which makes me feel sick inside. It's a lot of balance and a lot of really hard decision making. -Reese Witherspoon

Well I had my kids so young that I kind of feel that I'm a kid too and am growing up with them. The things they're interested in tend to really influence me. -Reese Witherspoon

My priority is to turn people – especially kids – on to sports and being active so they don't even have to think about it being good for their health. If people participate for the fun of it, and believe me – it is fun, then fitness programs will be much more successful. -Alan Thicke

My two boys were the same ages as the kids in the show. In real life or in between the breaks I was raising two kids off camera who were not unlike the two kids who were being paid to be my kids. -Alan Thicke

You must go deeper into Russia – 150 kilometres from Moscow or more, and look there. The kids are fed with cattle feed – people don't get paid for half a year. -Aleksandr Lebed

If you're asking your kids to exercise, then you better do it, too. Practice what you preach. -Caitlyn Jenner

The biggest problem with dyslexic kids is not the perceptual problem, it is their perception of themselves. That was my biggest problem. -Caitlyn Jenner

We put so much pressure on kids to excel in school at such a young age. -Caitlyn Jenner

Here's the thing – I'm single, I haven't been married, I don't have kids yet. If I do have kids I would be interested to see them in my life, so here's a movie for kids and I'm in there and I'm supposed to be kind of funny for kids. -Garry Shandling

Adopted kids are such a pain – you have to teach them how to look like you. -Gilda Radner

And there's a lot of that stuff with people bringing their kids, kids bringing their parents, people bringing their grandparents – I mean, it's gotten to be really stretched out now. It was never my intention to say, this is the demographics of our audience. -Jerry Garcia

When the target audience is American teenage kids, you can have problems. My generation prized really fine acting and writing. Sometimes you have to go back to the basic principles which underpin great visual comedy. -John Cleese

I won't be having any more kids, though. Four is enough. -Linda McCartney

I would not trade you a billion dollars for the kids I led to combat in Vietnam or in fact any of the Marines that I served with for a quarter of a century. -Oliver North

I would take plays and I would cut out all the other dialogue and make long monologues because I felt the other kids weren't taking it as seriously as I did. -Sally Field

Before I was a year old I walked and talked and I was even potty trained. When I started going to school I think I got on everyone's nerves because I used to ask adult questions rather than settle for the stuff usually fed to kids. -Sharon Stone

I coach my daughter's softball and basketball team. We go to all the school functions. We go out to eat at night and take the kids to the movies. We try to be as normal as we can. -Tim McGraw

I have three daughters, so I can't be as tough as I want to be. When you have kids – especially daughters – they know how to work you. They're a lot smarter than we are, that's for sure. But I'll be more tough on their boyfriends. -Tim McGraw

I like the values in Flicka, and I wanted to do a movie my kids could see and be proud of. -Tim McGraw

I think you have to be a little bit strict. You can't be friend and their parent in a lot of situations, especially in this day and age where it's so dangerous for kids. So there's a bit of sternness, I guess, in the way I raise my kids. -Tim McGraw

We're parents first, and once you have kids, everybody knows that you have priority lists. Number one is your family and everything else just kind of finds its place. -Tim McGraw

I had a little insight into life that most kids probably didn't have. My mother was a schoolteacher, and my father was a social worker. Through his eyes I saw the underside of society. -Charles Kuralt

I saw how many people were poor and how many kids my age went to school hungry in the morning, which I don't think most of my contemporaries in racially segregated schools in the South thought very much about at the time. -Charles Kuralt

Parents should not smoke in order to discourage their kids from smoking. A child is more likely to smoke when they have been raised in the environment of a smoker. -Christy Turlington

Mainly, I thought of Barney as a kid. You can always look into the faces of kids and see what they're thinking, if they're happy or sad. That's what I tried to do with Barney. -Don Knotts

My character is meant to know nothing about rap, and not to like it very much, but I know about it, because my kids make me listen to it. There's some rap I do like very much. I like Eminem, Blackalicious. -Harrison Ford

My older kids are fantastic people. It can't be the result of my influence on them. -Harrison Ford

In families there is always the mythology. My father died when my kids were quite young still, and yet they still tell his stories. That is how a person lives on. -Jessica Lange

I actually made an effort to reject acting, to shove it out of my body, because I didn't want my kids to have an actress as a mother-to have, like, a silly person. -Lisa Kudrow

I love performing in front of an audience and seeing smiles on the kids' faces. -Shannon Miller

I'm not much of a family man. I'm just not that into it. I love kids, I adore them, but I don't want to live my life for them. -Sting

One of my kids was born in 1968. There were going to be political difficulties, but they were never going to have that level of hatred and contempt that my brothers and my sister and myself were exposed to. -Toni Morrison

If you want to go to the mall, you have to take security. But it's always cool. The kids are amazing. -Aaliyah

I don t think cartoons are only for kids, but I think kids will love anything as long as it's visually interesting. -John Kricfalusi

I've used drugs that I do consider to be dangerous, drugs that are potentially detrimental to kids and society at large. -Tim Robbins

I always enjoyed playing ball, and it didn't matter to me whether I played with white kids or black. I never understood why an issue was made of who I played with, and I never felt comfortable, when I grew up, telling other people how to act. -Willie Mays

I don't waste as much time at work because I'd rather spend it with my kids. -Cindy Crawford

Well, there are certain words and emotions I don't want kids hearing, and I'm not changing because they think it's going to sell better. This is going to sound horrible, but I got 12 million votes doing what I did. -Clay Aiken

I went to school for special education. I always assumed when I had the opportunity I would love to try and help kids with disabilities. -Clay Aiken

I am thrilled – I can't stress that enough – thrilled when I see kids getting active. -Harvey Fierstein

My children – in many dimensions they're as poorly behaved as many other children, but at least on this dimension I've got my kids brainwashed: You don't use Google, and you don't use an iPod. -Steve Ballmer

Don't force your kids into sports. I never was. To this day, my dad has never asked me to go play golf. I ask him. It's the child's desire to play that matters, not the parent's desire to have the child play. Fun. Keep it fun. -Tiger Woods

This character feels so much like my brother. He has two children. He has a wife. He works with me. He chooses to stay in New Hampshire because he wants his kids to grow up in the school they started with. He doesn't want them to lose friends. He is his family's hero. -Adam Sandler

I mean, I look at my dad. He was twenty when he started having a family, and he was always the coolest dad. He did everything for his kids, and he never made us feel like he was pressured. I know that it must be a great feeling to be a guy like that. -Adam Sandler

I have a very busy life, and not many people who have a career and four kids go out a lot to the movies. -Meryl Streep

Everything we say signifies; everything counts, that we put out into the world. It impacts on kids, it impacts on the zeitgeist of the time. -Meryl Streep

My wife is so analytical with raising kids, and I am not. My feeling is if they turn out good, then that means I was a good daddy and put a lot of effort into it. If they turn out bad, it means they took after her side of the family. -Jeff Foxworthy

People would say, Can we develop a sitcom around you? and I would say, Not interested. I'm very happy doing standup and writing and taking my kids to school. -Jeff Foxworthy

When I moved to Seattle, I was hanging out with kids who had done drugs, had sex a million times. I look at them now and realize their childhood was taken away. -Jeff Ament

I tell kids to pursue their basketball dreams, but I tell them to not let that be their only dream. -Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

I never did allow anything to keep me from my kids. They're the most important part of my life. -Willie Stargell

In the early years, I found a voice that was my voice and also partly my father's voice. But isn't that what you always do? Why do kids at 5 years old go into the closet and put their daddy's shoes on? Hey, my kids do it. -Bruce Springsteen

The only time I've really been away from my kids to do work was doing Shall We Dance because they both were in camp and it was the first time in twenty years that I haven't been with my kids. -Susan Sarandon

When my friends and I would act out movies as kids, we'd play the guys' roles, since they had the most interesting things to do. Decades later, I can hardly believe my sons and daughter are seeing many of the same limited choices in current films. -Geena Davis

You know, many of you kids can't relate to what it takes to get to the top rung, the top of the heap, to have success. We're looking for things that come in a minute. It just doesn't happen. -Dave Winfield

I find that balancing my life with my work with the kids at St. Jude, working on books, working on my career as an actor and taking time out for my husband and family help to cushion a lot of the blows. -Marlo Thomas

I love the idea that we put in jokes the kids don't get. And that later, when they grow up and read a few books and go to college and watch the show again, they can get it on a completely different level. -Matt Groening

My kids love Ibiza and we feel committed to it because we keep coming back to the same area. People recognise us in shops now and we have a social life here. We cook at home and have friends around. -Neneh Cherry

Honestly, people have said everything under the sun. I just want to do my work, raise my kids, and hopefully find somebody who I can share my life with again. -Nicole Kidman

That goes against what I believe morally. That's adultery, and if I'm accused of that, no, that's not right. I have two kids who see that and remember that and judge me. It didn't happen, and it's not to be reported that way. -Nicole Kidman

I love acting, but it's much more fun taking the kids to the zoo. -Nicole Kidman

I think a lot of the problem is that at 8 o'clock there's nothing on for kids. -Melissa Joan Hart

If I'm going to do something a little bit more adult, I'll do it if it's going to be on at a different time slot or if it's going to be something that kids won't be able to get their hands on. -Melissa Joan Hart

The thing is, acoustic could be like a four-letter word to a lot of kids. -Billie Joe Armstrong

In Italy, I had an Afro, and a lot of the kids came up and felt my hair. It really was funny. I wish I had understood Italian. -Sugar Ray Leonard

He was a manager, one of the singers, I guess talent coordinator for the local talent in Harlem. His name was Lover Patterson. He was living right across the street from where my dad had his restaurant. I guess he saw a lot of kids come in, a lot of my buddies. -Ben E. King

Those things don't happen today. I feel sorry for the kids in the industry today. They have on sunglasses, eat caviar in jet planes, but they'll never know the true feeling that we did. -Ben E. King

Of course, the kids who had never heard of a person called Ben E. King were then aware of the name associated with the song. That gave a tremendous lift to me as an artist. -Ben E. King

I pretty much live about 10 minutes from my office. I have two kids, and I have about 8 projects that I'm working on, so I basically just get up and go to work, and go home every night and play with my kids, so I don't really know. -Bob Odenkirk

It is an honor to be on the cover of this game because the World Cup is such a big thing around the world. My kids are really quite impressed so that's fun. -Claudio Reyna

It evolved out of the idea to make a kids TV show. And it actually turned out to be a bit dull and a bit regulated and too many people looking over your shoulder and it wasn't really. -Dave Rowntree

You know, we were worried that in the UK, there's no anarchy on kids TV. When we grew up kids TV was very anarchic and it was about stuff that your parents would probably object to, if they got to object. And it's gotten very safe. -Dave Rowntree

Well, we certainly weren't making a cartoon show for kids. It was a completely different kind of idea. -Dave Rowntree

You forget how many people watch TV until you come into a town like this. Everybody knows you, and I'm always humbled, especially when there are 500 little kids who all have their hair done like yours and want to be designers. -Genevieve Gorder

I've never put myself in the mindset that I'm actually any good at taking pictures, I just love to shoot things that catch my eye, whether it's landscapes or just my kids. -Graeme Le Saux

You need to be an adrenalin junkie when you travel with kids. -Graeme Le Saux

And we lost a lot because of that, and I think this is future gymnastics to separate ages. Because kids can do it more than adult. A woman and adult woman can show more than the small kids. -Olga Korbut

Because these kids get away from their parents, and they binge drink until they are sick. Dozens of them are going to the hospital, and some of them dying. This is a problem, a big problem that needs to be addressed, and we need accurate information. -Zach Wamp

Also, while I was at Yale, I had a job teaching kids at the museum. -Robert T. Bakker

I'm very girly. I love to talk about diets, exercise, kids, make-up. -Rachel Hunter

Young kids are doing the same thing I did, but they're doing it differently. They don't do brain surgery the way they used to do it either. -Tom T. Hall

Thousands of kids and parents come up to us and say, How do we get better as a singer? -Paula Abdul

I was one of those dark, quiet kids that wrote poetry. -Rick Springfield

I'm not against watching myself, but I miss a lot of it. I've got two little kids who we don't let watch TV. -William H. Macy

I like this job – most days I have a chance to make breakfast and take the kids to school or to read 'em a bedtime story. It's almost like a normal life. -Mark Harmon

One of the reasons I don't have kids is because I think people would have been very unfair to them. Think of it. You're still asking me questions about The Exorcist. -Linda Blair

If I had children, I would be very selfish. I wouldn't be out doing things. But by not having kids, it makes me freer to travel the world and talk about things I feel are important. -Linda Blair

It's very strong after the birth. It's extraordinary. You can't watch anything to do with kids being harmed. -Julie Walters

As soon as I gave birth, it was as if you understand them. They become people, not kids. You start to identify with them. You see yourself in them. -Julie Walters

I used to be good with kids, but as I get older, I'm grumpy and terrible with them. As for doing a gig at a 6-year old's birthday party, you couldn't pay me enough. -Johnny Vegas

Don't eat me. I have a wife and kids. Eat them. -Dan Castellaneta

I get paid for what most kids get punished for. -Jerry Lewis

I love little kids looking up to me, young players looking up to me, respecting me. -David Beckham

I don't remember ever being full of dislike and hatred for people, like some kids I've come across now. -Jeffrey Bernard

Many kids turn to selling drugs. It's not a good career choice, but they see it as a way to get money. -Richard Harris

My cooking is so bad my kids thought Thanksgiving was to commemorate Pearl Harbor. -Phyllis Diller

I'm not a role model… Just because I dunk a basketball doesn't mean I should raise your kids. -Charles Barkley

The easiest way to convince my kids that they don't really need something is to get it for them. -Joan Collins

This is the culture you're raising your kids in. Don't be surprised if it blows up in your face. -Marilyn Manson

When you have kids you do grow up. I have just started realising it now-it changes the world, having children. -David Beckham

I love fatherhood. I could bang on about kids forever. -Guy Ritchie

When I was a kid, I was afraid of other kids. -Andy Dick

The reason kids like rock 'n roll is their parents don't. -Mitch Miller

Who I really am is the mother of six kids and Woody's wife. -Anne Northup

I think the reason kids get into drugs and smoking is they don't have anything to do. -Richard Thompson

I think it's the great thing about having kids. They have interests that you might not have, and it opens your horizons. -Robert Martin

I love all of it, thinking up the plots, getting to know the kids in the story, their parents, backyards, pizza toppings. -Caroline B. Cooney

He loved them and cared for them, and you don't kill kids that you love and care for. -Thomas Griffith

Man hands on misery to man. It deepens like a coastal shelf. Get out as early as you can, and don't have any kids yourself. -Philip Larkin

Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important. -Bill Gates

I've got seven kids. The three words you hear most around my house are 'hello', 'goodbye', and 'I'm pregnant'. -Dean Martin

I grew up in a very modest house. We were poor-we lived on the poverty level. We all got jobs as young kids. -Chely Wright

If kids can forget their own mothers but still have a sense of comrade Lenin, then Soviet power really is here to stay! -Andrei Platonov

A kid in an abusive home has far fewer rights than any POW. There is no Geneva Convention for kids. -Andrew Vachss

Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. Suicide is a choice and I think if we work with that with kids, we'll get somewhere. -Peter Lynch

What is important for kids to learn is that no matter how much money they have, earn, win, or inherit, they need to know how to spend it, how to save it, and how to give it to others in need. This is what handling money is about, and this is why we give kids an allowance. -Barbara Coloroso

Yeah, I definitely wanted to do a kids' movie because I have a kid. I want to do things that my daughter can see soon – when she is old enough to know what a movie is. -David Arquette

We should be dreaming. We grew up as kids having dreams, but now we're too sophisticated as adults, as a nation. We stopped dreaming. We should always have dreams. -Herb Brooks

There's no love more intense than the love we have for our kids – and where there is intense love, there is also intense fear lurking beneath the surface. -Arianna Huffington

A man's got to work for more than himself and his kids to feel right. -John Dos Passos

I have an audience that goes from kids to seventy year olds. -David Cassidy

These days kids get paid enough that they probably don't need to work too much. The problem is when the person is old enough that they need to work to make a living, and the only thing that they know how to do is what they are already washed up in. -Susan Olsen

Birth control that really works – every night before we go to bed we spend an hour with our kids. -Roseanne Barr

I don't know why people think child actresses in particular are screwed up. I see kids everywhere who are totally bored. I've never been bored a day in my life. -Jodie Foster

Instead of kids just hearing about beads and baskets and fringe, and about what 'was' and 'were,' we present Native American culture as a living contemporary culture. -Buffy Sainte-Marie

Even as kids reach adolescence, they need more than ever for us to watch over them. Adolescence is not about letting go. It's about hanging on during a very bumpy ride. -Ron Taffel

When kids hit one year old, it's like hanging out with a miniature drunk. You have to hold onto them. They bump into things. They laugh and cry. They urinate. They vomit. -Johnny Depp

Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing up is like shoveling the walk before it stops snowing. -Phyllis Diller

We're showing kids a world that is very scantily populated with women and female characters. They should see female characters taking up half the planet, which we do. -Geena Davis

Raising kids is part joy and part guerrilla warfare. -Ed Asner

The real question isn't whether you love your kids or not, but how well you are able to demonstrate your love and caring so that your children really feel loved. -Stephanie Martson

The causes of youth violence are working parents who put their kids into daycare, the teaching of evolution in the schools, and working mothers who take birth control pills. -Tom DeLay

I'm so happy to be able to give kids the opportunity to learn about amazing world of dance and music that I've have been lucky enough to make such a big part of my own life. -Britney Spears

If you want your writing to be taken seriously, don't marry and have kids, and above all, don't die. But if you have to die, commit suicide. They approve of that. -Ursula K. Le Guin

Anyone who still supports George Bush would still let Michael Jackson babysit their kids. -Hal Sparks

I keep telling myself, don't get cocky. Give your services to the press and the media, be nice to the kids, throw a baseball into the stands once in a while. -Vida Blue

He didn't work for money. He worked because he loved kids and education. -Richard Lamm

Even in the developing parts of the world, kids take to computers like fish to water. -Nicholas Negroponte

Maybe these kids are just too young and too dumb to know about the first 13. Maybe they can't comprehend that the Braves have only won one World Series in those 13 years. -Tim Hudson

I worshipped money so much that it ruined my life. Money is not my god. I just want to manage His money for Him, for the poor people, the lost kids. I just love everybody. -Brian Welch

I am probably the most selfish man you will ever meet in your life. No one gets the satisfaction or the joy that I get out of seeing kids realize there is hope. -Jerry Lewis

I don't want my kids going through what I went through – police stopping you, searching you and all that malarkey. -John O'Neill

This might be the first generation where kids are dying at a younger age than their parents and it's related primarily to the obesity problem. -Judy Davis

Parents don't need government to raise their kids. That's their job. But government can help them protect their children from influences they may not want their kids exposed to. -Rod Blagojevich

I am very disciplined in my life and very up front. It is the only way I can do it and do it well. I am up every day at 7, and I feed my kids, no matter how long the day was. -Sean Hannity

We never had it as rough as the kids have it today. Look at the price of a gallon of gas or a piece of real estate or a college education. -Suze Orman

It's a good feeling to see the kids try to make it, try to get to the big leagues. Everyone here has an opportunity to achieve his dream. I was lucky I was able to achieve my dream. -Tony Oliva

When I'm on tour, I'm in a new city every single night, and the energy and the crowds and the kids and the screaming and them knowing every single word of my music and being onstage is such an energetic feeling with a big payoff. -Hilary Duff

I have an older sister named Haley and she wanted to be an actress. So I wanted to be an actress. It's really funny the way that some people don't give kids enough credit for like really being driven, and really wanting to do things so badly. -Hilary Duff

I stopped going to school in the middle of fourth grade. Everyone grows up with the peer pressure, and kids being mean to each other in school. I think that's such a horrible thing, but I never really dealt with it in a high school way. -Hilary Duff

There's a high school in Camden, New Jersey, I call the Jill Scott School. It's the Camden Creative Arts High School. Those teachers and kids are so passionate about what they do, and 98 percent of the senior class went on to college. -Jill Scott

But it's important, while we are supporting lessons in respecting others, to remember that many of our youngest kids need to learn to respect themselves. You learn your worth from the way you are treated. -Anna Quindlen

The future is built on brains, not prom court, as most people can tell you after attending their high school reunion. But you'd never know it by talking to kids or listening to the messages they get from the culture and even from their schools. -Anna Quindlen

Ideas are only lethal if you suppress and don't discuss them. Ignorance is not bliss, it's stupid. Banning books shows you don't trust your kids to think and you don't trust yourself to be able to talk to them. -Anna Quindlen

I am so excited to let fans in on how important my relationship with my family is to me. I hope to motivate mothers and daughters to build lifetimes of memories together and inspire kids around the world to live their dreams. -Miley Cyrus

There are so many people that have come up to me during our shows and tell me: 'The hour that we are watching your show is the hour that my kids are happiest and are smiling, they are laughing,' and that is what I long to do. -Miley Cyrus

It's nice to know you're working on something that will mean something to kids. -Lucas Grabeel

I was babysitting the night High School Musical premiered last year. I watched with the kids and we sang along to the lyrics. I was making $12 an hour. -Monique Coleman

Right now, I do not like kids at all. I mean, I love my fans and everything, but when you have kids following you around all day, it's like, 'Ugh, kids!' Maybe that will change when I get older. -Vanessa Hudgens

Remember kids, I have life insurance. -Adam Savage

It was a lot of fun being a child actress. It suited me. I don't think it suits everybody, but I was in it because I had a passion, not because my parents wanted me to make money. If other kids want to do it, and they really like acting, go for it. -Alanna Ubach

My friends say, 'Man you're going to have kids sleeping on pillowcases with your face on it! You're going to be on toothbrushes and magnets and stuff.' I guess now that I'm a dad, I'm thrilled about that. -Hugh Jackman

We feel that there are so many kids who need adopting. We thought we'd do it after having a couple of our own, but we just changed our mind. -Hugh Jackman

I always tell my kids if you lay down, people will step over you. But if you keep scrambling, if you keep going, someone will always, always give you a hand. Always. But you gotta keep dancing, you gotta keep your feet moving. -Morgan Freeman

My kids are now the most popular kids in their school. -Chris Daughtry

I think all kids think their parents are strict. My parents aren't superstrict, but they seem to be stricter than most. But even though it's like, 'Oh, gosh, I've gotta be in at this time,' they know what they're doing. I have great parents. -Cody Linley

I want to get married again and have kids and even adopt. -Sophia Bush

I would let my kids watch this stuff way before I'd let them watch something like 'Full House' that I think would make them stupid. -Trey Parker

I think education is one of the greatest tools for most kids not only to expand their book knowledge, but their ability to experience new things – I think it opens more doors than any other experience I can think of. -Will Estes

I'm following my dreams and doing what I love as a designer. I did not want to be one of those kids with a famous last name that doesn't do anything. That is very unfulfilling to me and I'm very happy. -Nicky Hilton

You've never seen a Columbine done by a black child. Never. They always say, 'We can't believe it happened here. We can't believe it's these suburban white kids.' It's only them! -Van Jones

The Super Bowl isn't for kids, I had a great time though and it was worth every nickel of it because by doing this lame piece about the game I can put it on my expense account. -Andy Rooney

Where I grew up – I grew up on the north side of Akron, lived in the projects. So those scared and lonely nights – that's every night. You hear a lot of police sirens, you hear a lot of gunfire. Things that you don't want your kids to hear growing up. -LeBron James

In a world with no systems, with chaos, everything becomes a guerilla struggle, and this predictability is not there. And it becomes almost impossible to save lives, educate kids, develop economies, whatever. -William J. Clinton

Our show was – it remained – you know, kids could watch it and laugh at it. And they wouldn't know – they wouldn't get the jokes. But they would laugh at it. So they tell me now they have grown up and they're watching it. Now they get the jokes. But we didn't say anything blatant. -Rue McClanahan

As a mom, I know it is my responsibility, and no one else's, to raise my kids. But we have to ask ourselves, what does it mean when so many parents are finding their best efforts undermined by an avalanche of advertisements aimed at our kids. -Michelle Obama

We can make a commitment to promote vegetables and fruits and whole grains on every part of every menu. We can make portion sizes smaller and emphasize quality over quantity. And we can help create a culture – imagine this – where our kids ask for healthy options instead of resisting them. -Michelle Obama

I want to work with the teachers' union. But as I said out there, we have to put the kids first and we are letting down a generation of California children. It's not acceptable. -Meg Whitman

Three thousand people died at ground zero. Their families are entitled to a little bit of respect, to respect the memory of those poor people that died there. And how about the families of all those soldiers that died in the two ensuing wars? Aren't they entitled to a little bit of respect – the kids, the wives, the parents? -Carl Paladino

It's been my dream to have four babies by 30. I look after animals, so I'd have a lot to give my kids. -Paris Hilton

I think women as well as men are concerned about jobs and the economy and spending and, and other issues. They're concerned that when their kids graduate from college they have an economy and they have a future in this country and they, they have the same opportunity that we've had and our grandparents have had. -Ken Buck

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