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What were parents anyway, except two people who had once thought they were the smartest people in the world? They were a delusional species, as tiny-brained as dinosaurs. -- Emma Straub
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The parents' perceptions all too often become the reality. In other words, who they believe they are raising is who they will raise. -- L.r. Knost
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Parents are the mystified criminals, blinking in the docks, making it all the worse for themselves with every word they utter. -- Michael Cunningham
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Unhappy parents teach you a lesson that lasts a lifetime. -- J.g. Ballard
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We are all, I suppose, beholden to our parents - the question is, how much? -- Jodi Picoult
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What is a parent, really, but somebody who picks up the things a child leaves behind - a trail made of stripped off clothing, orphaned shoes, tiny bright plastic game pieces, and nostalgia - and who hands back each of these when its needed? -- Jodi Picoult
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Parents fuck you up. They don't mean to but they do. -- Philip Larkin
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My parents were very loving, but disciplinarians. -- Nadia Comaneci
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Strange about parents. We have such easy access to them and such daunting problems of communication. -- James Merrill
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Nothing is more important to us when we're young than how our parents feel about us. Uncertainty about that, or terror about being abandoned, can leave its mark even after we're grown. -- Alfie Kohn
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I think my parents - my parents were very hands-off, quite liberal in terms of their - they really - they did encourage me, but they never really pushed me into anything, really. -- Robert Barry
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Parents are just uncelebrated rock stars - we stay up late, take drugs and treat our bodies like crap. Yay! -- Amber Dusick
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Kids don't think about their folks nearly as much as everybody imagines. Parents are just there, like background music at the mall. -- Ron Koertge
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Parents are excellent at stating the obvious. -- Stephanie Perkins
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Parents are supposed to protect you, but they seem to be really, really lousy at it. -- Hannah Harrington
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My parents were involved in everything I did. They were showbiz people themselves. My dad was an actor. They were parents; they did what parents are supposed to do. -- Tina Yothers
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My parents, Gary and Patricia, let me be in my world. They never told me what I couldn't do. It helped me adapt in a positive way. -- Candis Cayne
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Parents, raise your kids. Young men and women, raise your kids. -- Estelle
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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. -- Chuck Palahniuk
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Parents are the bones on which children cut their teeth. -- Peter Ustinov
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My parents have always been there to really support anything I wanted to do or learn - they provided the opportunity for me. I was very blessed in that sense. -- Paula Creamer
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My parents have always been cool. They even became surrogates to friends of mine who didn't have such supportive parents. -- Olivia Williams
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My parents let my whole self shine. One -- Megyn Kelly
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When you're a kid, you think you're going to have this deep well of time with your parents when you grow up and you're all on equal footing. -- Elisabeth Egan
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I've only recently realized that I have a radically different relationship with my parents than a lot of people. -- Lena Dunham
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My parents have always given me whatever I wanted. Took me to the ballet, the opera, museum exhibitions. I was always surrounded by art. It's their fault I've become an actress. -- Bar Paly
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Parents don't know their children at all.
No one knows anyone, in fact. -- Jenny Downham
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Parents are people who yell and they yell and they yell and they yell. And you already have the point ... and they're still yelling. -- Bill Cosby
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My parents never forced things on my brother and me: not our faith, not our sports, not our friends. Yet they taught us about surrounding ourselves with the right people: the kind of people we want to be. -- Amanda Borden
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Parents are temporary custodians, keeping watch and offering love and trying to leave the child better than they found him. -- Cynthia D'aprix Sweeney
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My parents were amazing and wonderful, but there was a lot of pressure to do my best and in every way possible. -- Kate Bosworth
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Young people, your parents, with their maturity of years and experience you have not had, can provide wisdom, knowledge, and blessings to help you over life's pitfalls. You may find, that life's sweetest experiences come when you go to Mom and Dad for help. -- Ezra Taft Benson
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Parents, they're strict on you when you're little, and you don't understand why. But as you get older, you understand and you appreciate it. -- Grant Hill
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Our parents got to be kids. Now it's our turn. -- Mary-Kate Olsen
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My parents have been there for me, ever since I was about 7. -- David Beckham
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Parents feel like immigrants in the country of the young. -- Margaret Mead
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My parents love each other. They work through their problems. -- Brian Austin Green
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A slavish bondage to parents cramps every faculty of the mind. -- Mary Shelley
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To an adolescent, there is nothing in the world more embarrassing than a parent. -- Dave Barry
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Parents learn the uses of power and its limits. They can insist on certain outward behavior but cannot change inner attitudes. They can require obedience but not goodness - and certainly not love. -- Philip Yancey
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It's hard raising parents. -- Tracy Brogan
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Parents remain our touchstones, fellow travelers, even after death. They are both missing and present. -- Ellen Goodman
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To have the opportunity to know your parents is to have the opportunity to truly know yourself. -- Amy Denise
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Parents are the barometers of emotions for children and it has a domino effect. -- Cecelia Ahern
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If you asked me, parents were supposed to affect the life of their child in such a way that the child grows up to be responsible, able to participate in life and in community. -- Anne Lamott
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What kind of influence did my parents have on my life? Well, they had the most influence. These are the people who are closest to me. My parents are very positive people. They've been supportive. They're always there. -- Derek Jeter
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My parents were really nice to me. -- Bryan Callen
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My parents were amazing people who had no business being together - and they knew it. -- James Denton
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As you grow older, you start to realize that your parents have lives of their own, separate from you, but by that time your parents have formed the habit of keeping you out of their lives, and no matter how old you get they will never let you get to really know them. -- Noah Cicero
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Some parents bring their children up and, I suppose, others let them down. -- Stacey Lee
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The child's parents are not his makers but his guardians. -- Maria Montessori
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The fate of a child is in the hands of his parents. -- Shinichi Suzuki
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One of the greatest titles in the world is parent, and one of the biggest blessings in the world is to have parents to call mom and dad. -- Jim Demint
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It's important to see your parents as individuals. As a son or as a daughter you don't stop and think that your parents might have their own expectations, dreams or disappointments. -- Seth Rogen
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Parents were the only ones obligated to love you; from the rest of the world you had to earn it. -- Ann Brashares
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From the time you are a tiny baby, a parent's love is usually unconditional. Whatever you do, your parents think you are the tops, but when their memory goes, you stop recouping the love you've put in. -- Kevin Whately
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I talk to my parents everyday and every move that I make, every endorsement that I do, every film that I do and my everyday activities are all discussed with them. -- Deepika Padukone
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Mothers and fathers do really crazy things with the best of intentions. -- Rosalind Wiseman
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Parents just don't understand. -- Will Smith
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There are only two kinds of parents. Those who think their offspring can do nothing wrong, and those who think they can do nothing right. -- Miles Franklin
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I had great schooling, and my parents were always in front of me, or next to me, or behind me, making sure I had whatever I needed. -- Marcus Samuelsson
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I hardly know so melancholy a reflection as that parents are necessarily the sole directors of the management of children, whether they have or have not judgment, penetration or taste to perform the task. -- Sir Fulke Greville
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My parents gave me a strict upbringing, which at times has caused me to suffer distress but today I am grateful to them for it. -- Brigitte Bardot
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Parents have too little respect for their children, just as the children have too much for the parents. -- Ivy Compton-Burnett
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My parents were incredibly inclusive. -- Damian Lewis
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I come from a dysfunctional family, so my views of parents and parenting used to be highly mixed. -- Tamora Pierce
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I'm not sure if my parents had me because they loved me, or because they wanted someone to watch their other children. -- Bill Cosby
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Your parents are your first conception of love, the first object of your love. You love them wholly and unconditionally, and expect that back. When you don't get that in return, it colors everything. -- J. Kenner
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Parents can only advise their children or point them in the right direction. Ultimately people shape their own characters. -- Anne Frank
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There are a lot of things that you don't realize that your parents are going through when you're a kid. -- Vanessa Williams
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Your parents are supposed to keep you safe. -- Lauren Oliver
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Our parents provided us with the essentials, then got on with their own lives. Which makes me realise that my parents were brilliant, not for what they did, but more for what they didn't do. -- Rachel Johnson
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As a nonparent, I stand in awe of parents. -- Philip Yancey
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We're [parents]) always bluffing, pretending we know best, when most of the time we're just praying we won't screw up too badly. -- Jodi Picoult
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My parents are like religious atheists. -- Alex Clare
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My parents believe in the happy endings to the stories of their children. -- Glen Duncan
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Parents begin by loving their children; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them. -- Sol Stein
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My parents loved me. My father used to carry me around on my shoulders. I know my father loved me. All families love their children, and we were good boys. -- Jack Kirby
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Choose your parents wisely. -- Bertrand Russell
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I have the most incredible parents and they didn't put pressure on me. I grew up in a house and no matter what they thought of things, it was always about my choice. -- John Krasinski
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Parents must have the courage to say no, to defend truth, and to bear powerful testimony. -- Quentin L. Cook
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Sometimes it is very difficult to keep in mind the fact that the parents, too, have reasons for what they do
have reasons, locked in the depths of their personalities, for their inability to love, to understand, to give of themselves to their children. -- Virginia Mae Axline
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My parents let me find my way and that's how they supported me the entire way. -- Channing Tatum
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My parents were my heroes and my role models. So I thought long and hard over decisions that I would make because I never wanted to disappoint them and break their hearts. -- Dick Vitale
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I was little there were times I wanted my parents to be normal. I wanted them to have a religion. I wanted them to have a job, like the parents of every other kid I went to school with. -- Gael Garcia Bernal
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When you take the time to understand why your parents did the things they did, you stand a good chance of learning more about your own behavior. -- Lisa Ling
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It's interesting when you're old enough to take a new, objective approach looking at your parents, frame them in a way where you are actually taking yourself out of the equation and just look at the things that are true about their life. -- Robert Downey Jr.
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Parents are to be respected - it Is a commandment from God. -- Monica Johnson
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My brother and I had a really privileged relationship with my parents ... They treated us like adults. -- Henry Louis Gates
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I think a lot of parents hand people over a blueprint and say, 'This is how you're supposed to do it.' And my parents, I think, kind of drew a picture and said, 'Here's the good stuff in life. How do you get there?' -- Rich Mullins
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Possessive parents rarely live long enough to see the fruits of their selfishness. -- Alan Garner
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There may be some doubt as to who are the best people to have charge of children, but there can be no doubt that parents are the worst. -- George Bernard Shaw
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My parents - my mother, particularly - were very focused on our succeeding. I loved my parents, and was very grateful to them for everything, and I didn't want to disappoint them. -- Chang-Rae Lee
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My parents made me believe I could do anything I wanted to do. They were really into empowering me. -- Pierre Omidyar
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Parents walk a fine line between discipline and grace - values have to hold even when circumstances change or call for compromise or compassion. It's the ultimate challenge to be both firm and fluid, soft and strong, yielding yet rock solid. -- Kristin Armstrong
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They thought that I was a man with reasonable judgment, so I was never under pressure from my parents; I could do whatever I wanted. I never had a negative word from them, nothing whatsoever. -- Shimon Peres
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We owe our existence to our parents, but we actually didn't have a choice. -- Leon Kass
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Parents like the idea of kids, they just don't like their kids. -- Morley Safer
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Parents are the hardest-working members of the population. But they do it for the highest wages. Kisses. -- Pete Seeger
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When you have parents who are a little out of their minds, somebody has to take responsibility. -- Shannon Woodward