Parents Quotes

Bobbi Kay

I write to get ideas out of my head

Katerina Stoykova Klemer

Be nice to your children. They may grow up to be writers.

Edwina Gateley

I have learned that we must rediscover the inherent call to wholeness in the experience of being a mother or a father. When I find myself missing my desert and mountain tops I have to be brought back to earth and realize that my son’s smiles, tears, games and little crises are as significant as the big revelations or insights in the overall plan of things.

Lemony Snicket

Love can change a person the way a parent can change a baby- awkwardly, and often
Love can change a person the way a parent can change a baby- awkwardly, and often with a great deal of mess.

Oscar Wilde

To lose one parent may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness.

Dan Pearce

Children are gifts. They are not ours for the breaking. They are ours for the making.

Dan Pearce

Dads. Do your faces light up when you first see your child in the morning or when you come home from work? Do you not understand that a child’s entire sense of value can revolve around what they see in your face when you first see them?

Dan Pearce

Loving my son, building my son, touching my son, playing with my son, being with my son… these aren’t tasks that only super dads can perform. These are tasks that every dad should perform. Always. Without fail.

Benedict Cumberbatch

My mum and dad had worked incredibly hard to afford me an education.

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

When a man's girlfriend's parents ask him what it is that he does for a living: they’re not really concerned about him; they’re concerned about their daughter’s tummy.

Elizabeth George

Leave your mark on the world by leaving behind a child who grows up to love
Leave your mark on the world by leaving behind a child who grows up to love and serve the Lord.

Lailah Gifty Akita

Parent should never forget the great excitement they felt for the birth of a new born into the world.

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

For their holidays: the rich go see the world; the poor go see their parents.

Holly Gates

The only job a parent has is work themselves out of a job.

Jeffrey Eugenides

We realized that the version of the world they rendered for us was not the world they really believed in...

Heather Brewer

It never gets easier, missing you. And sometimes I wonder if it ever will.

Rodney Dangerfield

When I was a kid my parents moved a lot, but I always found them.

Stephen King

I think part of being a parent is trying to kill your kids.

Garth Nix

My parents are going to kill me!"
"That seems rather harsh...

Neil Gaiman

Of course, everyone's parents are embarrassing. It goes with the territory. The nature of parents is to embarrass merely by existing, just as it is the nature of children of a certain age to cringe with embarrassment, shame, and mortification should their parents so much as speak to them on the street.

Mitch Albom

All parents damage their children. It cannot be helped. Youth, like pristine glass, absorbs the prints
All parents damage their children. It cannot be helped. Youth, like pristine glass, absorbs the prints of its handlers. Some parents smudge, others crack, a few shatter childhoods completely into jagged little pieces, beyond repair.

Sarah Dessen

It's not always easy being her daughter.'

I think,' she said, 'sometimes it's hard no matter whose daughter you are.

Craig Ferguson

I think when you become a parent you go from being a star in the movie of your own life to the supporting player in the movie of someone else's.

Sophie Kinsella

The thing about lying to your parents is, you have to do it to protect them.
It’s for their own good.

Tammy Wooster

It is not your fault you believe what your parents tell you. It is theirs for telling you unbelievable things. - ME

Michael Palin

My parents have been married forty-two years. I wonder how many of those were happy.

J.G. Ballard

Unhappy parents teach you a lesson that lasts a lifetime.

J.K. Rowling

You'll stay with me?'
Until the very end,' said James.

Mitch Albom

But she wasn’t around, and that’s the thing when your parents die, you feel like instead of going in to every fight with backup, you are going into every fight alone.

Bill Bryson

I became quietly seized with that nostalgia that overcomes you when you have reached the middle of your life and your father has recently died and it dawns on you that when he went he took some of you with him.

Chuck Palahniuk

Parents are like God because you wanna know they're out there, and you want them to think well of you, but you really only call when you need something.

Sean Covey

It's especially hard to admit that you made a mistake to your parents, because, of course, you know so much more than they do.

Amit Kalantri

No matter how knowledgeable you are, respect your parents for their experience and your children for their curiosity.

Carlos Messa

Nós, pais erramos muito e frequentemente porque os manuais são genéricos e nosso produto específico.

Carlos Messa

A criança ao nascer já traz um determinado potencial; são os pais, no entanto, que podem torná-la capaz de realizar esse potencial

Carlos Messa

Pais que não conhecem a si mesmo não são capazes de evitar a reprodução, em seus filhos, de suas disfunções

Carlos Messa

Os homens têm experiência de séculos a mais que as mulheres em: malsentir, antever e precaver. Quando levadas ao mundo do trabalho "masculino", as mulheres aceleram seu desenvolvimento nessa mesma direção e, dessa forma, as crianças estão deixando de aprender a amar, ou, ao menos, se afeiçoar.

Jonathan Franzen

Patty believed that parents have a duty to teach their children how to recognize reality when they see it.

Amit Kalantri

Every child gets a good mother, but not every mother gets a good child.

Amit Kalantri

Children imitate their parents, employees their managers.

Aishwarya Shiva Pareek

The one who gives shade to others, is the one who is standing directly into Sunlight.

Rick Riordan

Have you ever noticed how parents can go from the most wonderful people in the world to totally embarrassing in three seconds?

Clare B. Dunkle

Mom actually said that?" Cassie's face shown with happiness. "She always hated my math!"

"Nah," Martin said. "She was just being that way for you. She thought it was what you needed to hear. If parents told us what they really think about stuff, we could figure them out like regular people.

Diana Joseph

Going home means going back in time. It's not a trip you care to take alone, and anyway, isn't that the main reason to take a mate? So you have an ally in the civil war against your parents?

Swami Dhyan Giten

A child comes from God, a child
is a gift from God, but a child is
not our possession.

Give the child unconditional love
and freedom. Respect the child, the child has its own soul. The child has its own way.

P.A. Speers

If you do not have a close friendship with your children, I will." Child Molester warning all parents from the book Type 1 Sociopath

Richard Dawkins

Faith can be very very dangerous, and deliberately to implant it into the vulnerable mind of an innocent child is a grievous wrong.

Henri J.M. Nouwen

The return to the "Father from whom all fatherhood takes its name" allows me to let my dad be no less than the good, loving, but limited human being he is, and to let my heavenly Father be the God whose unlimited, unconditional love melts away all resentments and anger and makes me free to love beyond the need to please or find approval.

Shel Silverstein

The Voice

There is a voice inside of you
That whispers all day long,
"I feel this is right for me,
I know that this is wrong."
No teacher, preacher, parent, friend
Or wise man can decide
What's right for you-just listen to
The voice that speaks inside.

Mark Glamack

If you surround yourself with the good and righteous, they can only raise you up. If you surround yourself with the others, they will drag you down into the doldrums of mediocrity, and they will keep you there, but only as long as you permit it.

Anne Fadiman

My brother and I were able to fantasize far more extravagantly about our parents' tastes and desires, their aspirations and their vices, by scanning their bookcases than by snooping in their closest. Their selves were on their shelves.

Carew Papritz

It’s a heck of a responsibility to look after a spirit. So give kids the best of who you are. That’s the most you can ever do.

Dean Koontz

Although he never speaks of how or what or why, I know that his childhood was difficult, that his parents broke his heart. Books and excess poundage are his insulation against pain.

Donna McGoff

A dream is a seed.
Vision plants it.
Imagination nurtures growth.
Opportunities create blooms.
Thoughts become things!

Charisse Montgomery

Managing in-home nursing is not always easy. It can be terribly frustrating sometimes, and it can take a while to feel like everything is under control, but success is possible.

Vernor Vinge

Les enfants sont des créatures extraordinaires, quand ils ne sont pas simplement chiants.

J.A. Buckle

You'll be alright," I say, "Mum likes you.

André Gide

There's no better cure for the fear of taking after one's father, than not to know who he is.

Laurie Halse Anderson

That's such bullshit, Mythology repeated by parents because it lets them force their kids into sports and push them too hard by pretending that in the end it will pay off with the holy scholarship. You know how many kids get a free ride? Hardly any. Like, maybe fourteen.' -Finn (165)

Amit Kalantri

For my success I am immensely grateful to God, my parents, my family, my friends, my teachers and to the books I read.

Maya Angelou

It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.

Isabel Quintero

Why is every mom's concern about sex? There are more important things in life, like school, careers, poetry, books, ice cream, or learning how to make the perfect chocolate cake. It's so damn frustrating.

Chelsea Handler

Seeing your mother naked is not something you easily recover from. Seeing your mother naked and jumping from one side of a king-sized bed to the other with a nurse's hat on while your father, who is also naked, is chasing her with a bandanna around his neck, is reason to put yourself up for adoption.

Rainbow Rowell

Every time, he breaks your hearts. And every time, he expects me to pick up the pieces.

Thomm Quackenbush

They may have been rightly overbearing in her formative years, but they also loved Roselyn enough to trust she needed dreams more than realities.


In peace, children inter their parents; war violates the order of nature and causes parents to inter their children.

Eric Micha'el Leventhal

Every parent is an artist, but not every artist is apparent.

Amit Kalantri

To your parents you are still that innocent baby, and sometimes even you will need your father's hand and your mother's lap.

Jane Austen

An unhappy alternative is before you, Elizabeth. From this day you must be a stranger to one of your parents. Your mother will never see you again if you do not marry Mr. Collins, and I will never see you again if you do.

M.K. Bhutta

DNA, DNA, DNA. You never ever deny it, fool. I thought he is my cold enemy. When he died, he became my father. Says Bhutta (Biography)

Jennifer Crusie

First, I'm not getting married, so you can forget the wife. Second, if I was insane enough to get married, I wouldn't have kids. Third, if I was insane enough to get married and have kids, it would be a cold day in hell I'd let you babysit.

Glenn Beck

You can't love your mother or father if you don't also have the capacity to grieve their deaths and, perhaps even more so, grieve parts of their lives.

Vikki Wakefield

Growing up is made up of a million small moments in time, and one of the most painful is the moment you're severed from the whole, when you realise that your parent is complicated, and fallible and human.

Mitch Albom

Sometimes your kids will say the nastiest things, won't they, Rose? You want to ask,'Whose child is this?'"

Rose chuckled.

"But usually, they're just in some kind of pain. They need to work it out.

Mitch Albom

I also believe that parents, if they love you, will hold you up safely, above their swirling waters, and sometimes that means you'll never know what they endured, and you may treat them unkindly, in a way you otherwise wouldn't.

Sherman Alexie

I think all of us are always five years old in the presence and absence of our parents.

Sarah Dessen

I couldn't imagine what it would be like to be one of so many, to have not just parents and siblings but cousins and aunts and uncles, an entire tribe to claim as your own. Maybe you would feel lost in the crowd. Or sheltered by it. Whatever the case, one things was for sure: like it or not, you'd never be alone.

Bob Ong

Tatlo ang magulang ng henerasyon natin. Ang tatay, ang nanay, at ang mga patalastas o media. Kaya kung mahina yung dalawang nauna, naagawan sila ng ikatlo sa pagpapalaki sa bata.

Gabrielle Hamilton

How can it be, after all this concentrated effort and separation, how can it be that I still resemble, so very closely, my own detestable mother?

Robert Drewe

It always gave me a peculiar feeling to catch a glimpse of my parents' lives before I was born.

Sylvia Waugh

The inspector had interviewed boys before, boys from the poorest parts of town. He had the habit of not specifying "mam" or "dad" or even "parents." They were things he knew not every child possessed and so he was careful.

Patrick Ness

Yeah, my parents are crappy, but you hurt either of my sisters and I will spend my life finding ways to destroy you.

Nathan Filer

I guess there's a Use By date when it comes to blaming your parents for how messed up you are.
I guess that's what turning eighteen means.
Time to own it.


She who has the excellence of home virtues, and can expend within the means of her husband, is a help in the domestic state

Abby Norman

This is for the kids who know that the worst kind of fear isn't the thing that makes you scream, but the one that steals your voice and keeps you silent.

Brandi Glanville

No matter how old you are, there’s no cozier feeling than to have your mom take care of you.

Sara Levine

You do know what I mean about Mom. It's like she radios into headquarters for Dad's feelings when she senses hers need backup.

Jojo Moyes

Because even if the whole world was throwing rocks at you, if you still had your mother or father at your back, you'd be okay.

Unarine Ramaru

Don't deny your parents a chance at happiness and also an opportunity to see you achieve greatness.

Daisy Whitney

Do you need anything?" she asks. A mom A dad. Someone. Anyone. Can you arrange for that? "Nah, I'm good.

Lailah Gifty Akita

Two things we have no control:The family in which you were born it to and the name you were given at birth.

Wally Lamb

Is that what love is all about? Needing them to come back to you when they're away? To come home and keep you safe?

Jennifer McMahon

And as Rhonda told the story, she thought: this is how the past gets passed down. This is how memories are made. Half-invented, embellished, given a touch of whimsy. Daniel would be a saint now that he was dead. A beautiful man who made his child wings.

Randy Susan Meyers

In the end, Mothers are always right. No one else tells the truth.

Faraaz Kazi

There is no home as comfortable as your father's arms and no bed as soft as your mother's lap.

Setona Mizushiro

If the one who gave me life wants the real me to die... then all I can do is die.

Sara Sheridan

Aunts offer kids an opportunity to try out ideas that don't chime with their parents and they also demonstrate that people can get on, love each other and live together without necessarily being carbon copies.

Chelsea Handler

My mother is the antithesis of a typical Jewish mother, she is very soft-spoken and takes more naps that a cat. As a result, I've always longed for someone to really annoy the shit out of me.

Maggie Stiefvater

You know what I mean. I'm telling you I was stupid over it. I thought it was about trying so hard to survive that you didn't have the time to be a good parent. Obviously, that's not it. Because you and I, we're both...wealthy in love.

Tamara Hill

We have a mental health system that is dominated by political and hidden forces that keep us stagnated and unable to see real, lasting change.

Ruta Sepetys

But wasn't there some sort of rule that said parents had to be smarter than their kids? It didn't seem fair.

Gillian Flynn

My dad had limitations. That's what my good-hearted mom always told us. He had limitations, but he meant no harm. It was kind of her to say, but he did do harm.

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