Best Quotes About Nanny

I had one nanny who made me sit in front of a bowl of porridge for three or four days running when I refused to eat it. I remember being very unhappy about that. -Anjelica Huston

I used to babysit a lot, and I used to be a nanny. -Moira Kelly

I never wanted Mary Poppins to be my nanny. I wanted to be her when I grew up. -Anita Diament

I have a great husband, great parents and in-laws, and I have help with a nanny. It's not easy, but there are others who do it every day and don't have a high-profile job as I do. -Marlee Matlin

Thanks to nanny, I've got a deep understanding of Russian tales. -Modest Mussorgsky

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

I'd lose my mind if I heard my kid call the nanny Mommy. -Toni Braxton

The reason this country continues its drift toward socialism and big nanny government is because too many people vote in the expectation of getting something for nothing, not because they have a concern for what is good for the country. -Lyn Nofziger

I've given birth to five babies and I breastfed every single one of these babies. To think that government has to go out and buy my breast pump for my babies. You wanna talk about the nanny state? I think we just got the new definition of a nanny. -Michele Bachmann

I get out of the pool after a workout and look on my BlackBerry to see if the nanny called and to make sure everything's okay. My child is always on my mind. -Dana Torres

I found a nanny/child care position in Beverly Hills taking care of a 3-year-old and a 17-year-old. They had a large, wealthy house. I learned that I liked the way rich people lived. I learned that they were not smarter than me. -Mark Burnett

I don't want to live in a nanny state where people are telling me where I can go and what I can do. -Rand Paul

I had people in my life who didn't give up on me: my mother, my aunt, my science teacher. I had one-on-one speech therapy. I had a nanny who spent all day playing turn-taking games with me. -Temple Grandin

I certainly didn't have a nanny. -Laura Linney

But for me, I knew that if I had a baby, I would have to take care of that baby, and I wouldn't have been happy with a nanny taking care of my baby and walking into the room and having my child run across the room to another woman. -Stevie Nicks

I was the oldest of the children in my family. I had to do a lot of diaper-changing and lunch-making. I was taking my little sister to ballet, picking up my brother, sort of being a super-nanny. -Vin Diesel

As a single mum I have to work, so I'm grateful to have the help of a wonderful and trusted nanny like I had when I was young. -Minnie Driver

I have held the following jobs: office temp, ticket seller in movie theatre, cook in restaurant, nanny, and phone installer at the Super Bowl in New Orleans. -Adriana Trigiani

Dogs are more of a responsibility than kids – you can send a kid off to their grandparents or a nanny, but with a dog you can't do that. -Jason Gann

In terms of influence, my style icons have been a mixture of Julie Andrews and Olivia Newton-John. When I was little I used to watch 'Grease,' 'Mary Poppins' and 'The Sound of Music' a lot. If you put all those things together you do kind of get my outfits. A slightly tarty nanny in a second-hand outfit. That is pretty much what I wear. -Sophie Ellis-Bextor

I want to raise my own baby. I don't want my baby crying for some other strange lady, some nanny. I am not down with that. -Tionne Watkins

You do get fond of your characters. Handing them on is like giving a child to a nanny. -Julian Fellowes

Tackling the environment should not be a licence to lecture people, because they have no excuse not to exercise, or eat their fruit and vegetables. Nannying – at least among adults – is likely to be counterproductive. Providing information is empowering; lecturing people is not. So, no excuses, no nannying. -Andrew Lansley

How arrogant – how very far from humility – would be the self-satisfied, smug assurance that God, a tidy-up-after-us God will come and clean up our mess? Hope for a nanny God, who will with a miracle grant us amnesty from our folly – that's not aligned with either history or the text of the Bible. -Sheldon Whitehouse

The role of TV at the core of the family is that of an electric nanny. -Pedro Reyes

It's very tempting to have a nanny and live in a gated community and have a chef – I'd love to have a few dinners cooked for me. But I don't want that for my children. When they're older, if people say to them, 'Did you have a chef?' I want them to be shocked by the question. -Kate Winslet

This modern mania for interfering in other's lives, usually under the guise of health and safety concerns, is highly irritating and counterproductive. Down with the nanny state. -Felix Dennis

I did not have a personal relationship with Jesus until I met my nanny, who helped me through a failing marriage and raising my two boys in a New York City apartment. She showed me by example what it was like to be able to talk to Jesus and bring all my cares and worries to Him. That was in 1990. -Kim Alexis

I've done everything from cater, wait tables, pre-school teacher, painting, to being Cinderella, Elmo, a clown, nanny, selling hair… I would do kid's parties and entertain and do magic and paint faces and balloon animals. The highlight of my life. -Diora Baird

If I'm going to work, hopefully I have a late call time, and can hang out with Rain and our nanny until we shoot. -Marisol Nichols

I pay our nanny more than I'm earning. -Rupert Penry-Jones

I'm genuine and I'm available. I want people to be at their best. I want them to love and be loved to their fullest ability. My friends call me their relationship nanny, so we have a good time working through problems. Now, I don't claim to be an expert, but I am a woman who has been through everything. -Niecy Nash

I feel like I have an amazing support team, between my husband and my nanny and my parents, who are very involved with my kids. I also have an incredible creative team with my manager, agent and publicist. -Melora Hardin

My mom raised me to be clean, so it's in my nature. I have two little girls, and I'm married, but we've got a nanny and a maid. -Vanilla Ice

I'm more of an actor than a musician. I've made a little name for myself as an actor, but I also front this band. We have some great players out here, and we've found a little niche with L.A. Hootenanny. -Todd Lowe

Folks know that while I respect Barack Obama and do not cheap-shot the president, I am very skeptical of his big government, nanny-state philosophy. -Bill O'Reilly

My parents weren't around much, but I assumed everybody's family was the same. I didn't know people had mummies and daddies who would give them milk and cookies after school. I just thought everybody lived on Central Park West and they had a nanny to take care of them. -Stephen Sondheim

I never had, like, a nanny that took care of me. My mom always fed me breakfast, lunch, and dinner. -Miley Cyrus

As far as people whose style interests me, I'd say Grace Kelly, Gwen, Spice Girls, Victoria Beckham, and that nanny called Fran. -Iggy Azalea

I do not devalue the role of a maid or nanny, or the stereotypical roles that some members of our family have actually done to feed our families in real life. -Gina Rodriguez

Why do elites hate the poor? It's xenophobia. They don't know any poor people – except their off-the-books Brazilian nanny and illegal immigrant cleaning lady from Upper Revolta who don't speak English. -P. J. O'Rourke

I think something that really shocked me as a nanny were parents who sort of assumed the worst from the get-go. People who didn't accept the benefit of the doubt. -Emma McLaughlin

Living most of my life in New York, I witnessed plenty of nanny state laws. Later, I lived in D.C. for a bit and saw even more. I assumed when I got to Colorado, the Wild West, there would be a rejection of such intrusive legislation. I was wrong. -David Harsanyi

Most nanny-state initiatives begin on a local level. -David Harsanyi

Political correctness is one of the engines of nannyism. Allowing and even encouraging 'offensive' ideas is vital for the intellectually health of a free society. -David Harsanyi

The crusade to convince us that global warming can only be dealt with by wealth destruction and higher energy prices began with an effort to 'raise awareness,' which turned into some delicate nanny-state prodding before efforts to artificially inflate prices. -David Harsanyi

My father worked, and my mother played bridge. Every time I went out of the house, I was chauffeur-driven with my nanny next to me to stop me being kidnapped. -J. G. Ballard

My parents actually ran drag clubs in Australia, which is how I grew up. It was normal for me. It was my normal. I knew the other kids didn't do it, but for me, it was life, and nothing was wrong with it. I would see nothing wrong with Beyonce having a drag queen nanny. And why not? Everyone needs one! And a great gay man in their life. -Tabatha Coffey

Having children is a huge responsibility, and I just don't want to hand them off to a nanny or my mom to take care of them. -Thalia

What makes a good nanny? A good nanny is someone who really wants to do the job. Someone who loves children, who really values what she does and, of course, is valued by her employer. -Robert Klein

There are certain families who absolutely incorporate their nanny as part of the family, and there are other people, and there are codes for this, when they call in, they say, 'I am really not looking for a friend.' It is clear they will not be members of the family. -Robert Klein

I'm fortunate to have a team of people who help me. I've got an assistant, an office manager, a nanny – she's not full-time, but she's there when I need her. -Marcia Gay Harden

As a little boy of 3 or 4, I became lame. Something was wrong with my right leg. There are pictures of me being pulled around in a little wagon. The doctors didn't know what to do. So my nanny took me to the miraculous Madonna at Sacro Monte in Varese, the priest blessed me, and I walked. -Gian Carlo Menotti

I have earned wages as a waitress, a nanny, a librarian, a personnel officer, an agricultural laborer, an advertising secretary, a typesetter, a proofreader, a mental-health-care provider, a substitute teacher, and a book reviewer. In and around the edges of all those jobs I have written poems, stories, and books, books, books. -Karen Hesse

I really wanted to be a mom. I didn't want my kids to be raised by a nanny, which would have been the case if I were working two movies in a year, you know? And I would have been hospitalized with fatigue. -Robin Wright

If a mother is sitting in a chair at the office, someone needs to be at home with her child. In some cases, that is a father. Much of the time, the material manifestation of the conflict is a nanny. -Mona Simpson

I was working like a dog as a housekeeper, barista, nanny, cook, so I could save enough money to really sit with my instruments. Whenever I had 20 minutes, I would practice a new chord or write a new verse. -Valerie June

Work… family – I'm doing it all. But here's the secret I share with so many other nanny- and housekeeper-less mothers I see working the same balance: my house is trashed. It is strewn with socks and tutus. -Sandra Tsing Loh

Me and my sisters were so awful. One nanny, we loved, but we hacked her email and sent her boyfriend lots of weird messages, and we once actually locked her in the toilet, too. -Suki Waterhouse

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

If Singapore is a nanny state, then I am proud to have fostered one. -Lee Kuan Yew

I cannot step into any day without help. I have a fantastically engaged husband who is very present for his children and our family life. We've got a brilliant nanny, other help from parents-in-law, godparents, friends. Also, I've had incredible women around me in the business. -Tamsin Greig

I've been a children's book editor, a nanny, a camp counselor, a barista, a research lab assistant, and a movie theater ticket-taker. -Lisa Graff

My dad's my nanny, so he spends a lot of time with me in L.A. when my mom's in Atlanta. -Ciara

I don't have a nanny. I have a chef, and I have my assistant, and that's it. I do it myself. You know, those hours with your child are really important ones, even if it's just the two of you, being quiet in the car together. -Melania Trump

I definitely don't want to have kids. I don't think I'd be a great mother. I don't want to have a kid and have it raised by a nanny. I don't have the time to raise a child. -Chelsea Handler

Younger audiences are into me because I did 'Stuart Little,' and that movie was a very big deal for kids. And in 'Angels in the Outfield,' a generation of kids learned about magic and angels. And then, of course, there are these two blond girls named Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, and I played their nanny on their TV show. -Taylor Negron

When I was very young, my nanny was a big Newfoundland dog… whose task was to keep me from drowning. -Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

I used to get very, very frustrated by people being told what to do by nanny in Brussels. And I remember once I rang the official who was actually responsible for banning the prawn-cocktail-flavoured crisp, which I think contained a dye called Arithrazine or something like that. -Boris Johnson

When faced with economic uncertainty, people don't want freedom. When they can't see their economic future, they want the nanny state. -John J. McLaughlin

I've got a really good network that includes friends who all had babies within eight weeks of each other, plus my sister, a lovely part-time nanny and a nursery where Orla goes for half days. -Katherine Kelly

We have a part-time nanny who does a few afternoons a week. We have a nursery. -Katherine Kelly

We have a nanny in the house, but there are always times when one of my kids does something bad or wrong, and they'll listen to me more than they do the nanny. So I think it's important to set up that boundary of respect for them at a young age, so they will know, 'I better listen to Mommy.' -Britney Spears

The belief that government must be the ultimate nanny to our children is one of the fundamental philosophical disagreements between the Right and Left. -Mike Gallagher

When its time to go off to work, or work out, I have a great support system: a great nanny and friends who offer to help out whenever they can. -Christina Milian

When you hire a nanny, the question you ask yourself is, 'What's best for my precious child?' And do you really want someone who feels that your motive in life is to minimize the amount you spend on your child? -Janet Yellen

The alt-right for me is primarily a cultural reaction to the nannying and language policing and authoritarianism of the progressive left – the stranglehold that it has on culture. -Milo Yiannopoulos

I think a lot of moms get really scared that if they have a nanny that somehow the child is going to love them less and attach more to the nanny. But, I haven't had that fear. -Virginia Williams

I loved my nanny very much, but she was never a replacement for my mom in any way. -Virginia Williams

I want to judge the nannies that's around my child. I don't want to pay for a nanny that I never met, that I never got a chance to interview. That's not the life I want for my child. I want to be involved 100 percent in all decisions made. This my flesh and blood. -Future

I nannied for a couple of months. The kids were super-funny; it made me wish I grew up in a comedy household. But nannying is demoralizing. I'm just not cut out for it. -Nikki Glaser

Temping is the worst. I would rather starve and be homeless than nanny or temp again. -Nikki Glaser

I found out my baby was visiting Julie Chen a lot, from 'The Talk', and my nanny was just like, 'Oh yeah, that's Julie. We pop in on her all the time.' -Jessica St. Clair

Kayte is breast-feeding, and we do not have a nanny or a trusted baby-sitter at this time, so Faith goes everywhere with us. -Kelsey Grammer

I think that I'm lucky in that, even at levels where I, by and large, wasn't making enough money to sustain my life, I worked as a male nanny, I waited tables and did what I had to, to keep doing theater and acting. -Chris Wood

My father was sick when I was little, and we had a woman, a nanny-type, who was from Ireland. Her daughter was in Irish dancing, so she put me in it, and in the summertime, every weekend was filled with traveling somewhere to dance in competitions. -Annie Wersching

When people say they don't want a nanny state, they are, in fact, in a conflicted state of mind. On the one hand, they want to do whatever they want and not be stopped. On the other hand, if something goes wrong, they want to be rescued. -Lee Hsien Loong

I have had moments where I've felt like, 'I'm going to feel a little guilty if I don't put the baby down for her nap today, but I really need to go to that spin class. And that's good for my health and my mental well-being, so I think the nanny can put her down for her nap, and I'm going to be OK with that.' -Busy Philipps

My grandmother was a nanny for an Orthodox Jewish family, and she would come home and tell us about that. -Milana Vayntrub

I knew I wanted to write about a nanny, but it was difficult for me to find a narrative rhythm. -Leila Slimani

I had a nanny growing up in Morocco, and my parents encouraged me to put myself in her shoes sometimes. -Leila Slimani

A nanny is a woman who lives in an apartment, but the apartment is not her own. She raises children, teaches them how to walk, how to speak; she gives them food – but these children are not her children. So she is in a very ambiguous place. -Leila Slimani

You want your children to love the nanny, but at the same time, you want to stay the mother, and you want to be the most-loved. So there is a sort of jealousy between the mother and the nanny. -Leila Slimani

My two sisters and I had a very nice nanny at home in Morocco until I was 13. I remember my parents saying how she had insinuated herself into our family. They knew she would suffer when we broke away from her. -Leila Slimani

People don't want to treat their nannies subserviently. They don't want to act like bosses. And so nobody quite knows how to behave, and everyone is slightly pretending that the mother and nanny are 'equal' – when that's not the case. And pretending you are equal can make things complicated, even dangerous. -Leila Slimani

I worked in a supermarket for a year; I worked in a finance department at a university, a pub, busking and singing. I tried to be a nanny for about three weeks. -Julia Davis

When I was growing up, I had a nanny who would always play 'The Sound of Music' and 'Bye Bye Birdie,' so I was always listening to that stuff. -Rumer Willis

My parents would dress us up in traditional Vietnamese clothing to go to school for heritage day. We have a Vietnamese nanny that my parents wanted us to have so we could stay in touch and know where we came from. -Lana Condor

The biographies of the great rarely report much about the nanny, but for many, she will have played a crucial role in their formative years. -Jacob Rees-Mogg

A nanny, by being the child's doughty defender, may put sensitive noses out of joint. -Jacob Rees-Mogg

I did Jools Holland, which was bonkers because it's an institution, and as a family, we've all been into it our whole lives, and then I did Hootenanny. I took my mum and dad along, and they were sat there next to Gregory Porter and Chaka Khan. My dad was just laughing, like he couldn't believe it was real. -Rag'n'Bone Man

Anyone dying is not easy, but certainly not a mother. Me and my brother, we stuck together. The foster families were good to me, and then my nanny took me in. -Barry Keoghan

My nanny took me in at 12 with my brother, who is a year younger than me. We're the closest brothers you'll ever meet. -Barry Keoghan

There's something I want to say, and I haven't been able to articulate it yet, about how it's so rude when people don't admit that they have a nanny. -Ali Wong

I'll tell you how I balance family and career. I have a nanny. -Ali Wong

I didn't expect to be so comfortable handing my child off to a nanny without getting any of her information. As soon as she arrived at my house, I threw my baby in her arms and went to Target. -Ali Wong

My mom and dad were 'helicopter parents,' literally. Meaning, I didn't have a nanny, so I went up in the helicopter. My entire early childhood education consisted of tagging along while they reported on car accidents, multiple-alarm fires, and shootouts. -Katy Tur

My real name is Elizabeth, but I had a nanny growing up who called me 'Elizabeanie.' So from 4 months old, my brothers were, like, 'Let's call her Beanie.' To show people the validity of it, I always say that if I met the president, I would say, 'Hi, my name is Beanie.' -Beanie Feldstein

I have never had a nanny with any of my children. -Kyle Richards

I went to university in Leeds, and I graduated in 2016 and moved to London with the intention of applying to drama school. I was living at my friend's house; then, I was working as a live-in nanny for a couple of months because I had nowhere else to live. -Emma Mackey

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