198+ Best Mom and Dad Quotes: Exclusive Selection

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

My interests are guitars, cars, and vacation. I’ve been playing guitar all my life. My dad was a professional guitarist, but I’m terrible, which lets me off the hook, so I just play for myself. — Josh Hartnett

I am the first one to go to university in my family. I am the first writer as well. My dad is a retired policeman, and my mom works for a glass-processing company. She is health-and-safety manager, and my stepfather is a plumber. I have four half siblings, one from my mom’s marriage and three from my dad’s marriage, so we are kind of scattered. — Samantha Shannon

Mom and Dad were bibliophiles. Dad shared his father’s love of westerns, Mom favored the likes of Zelazny and Heinlein, Howard and Burroughs. We owned several hundred books stored in trunks that comprised our portable library. — Laird Barron

All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother. — Abraham Lincoln

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I always liked performing in front of my parents’ friends. My dad bought me a karaoke machine, and I would put on a Michael Jackson song like ‘Thriller,’ and I would come out with, like, a hat and a jacket, and, like, moonwalk in my socks, so I was always performing. — Nolan Sotillo

I’ve learned almost everything I know about acting from my dad. — Henry Hopper

The lesson of Pearl Harbor ought never to be forgotten, and of course the motto that came from that, 69 years ago, the war which my dad fought, was ‘Remember Pearl Harbor, never again.’ We need to keep that to mind. — Oliver North

When I was a teenager, my dad used to call me ‘Hollywood’ because I wore sunglasses all the time, even at night. Cue song. — Michael Weatherly

When I was a kid, I used to imagine animals running under my bed. I told my dad, and he solved the problem quickly. He cut the legs off the bed. — Lou Brock

My dad has always been a big Ray Charles fan, and I’ve grown up listening to all kinds of music. — Avicii

My mom gives me an allowance. She keeps me pretty tight-reined. — Chloe Grace Moretz

As my father used to tell me, the only true sign of success in life is being able to do for a living that which makes you happy. — Al Yankovic

I support gun safety measures, and I’ll tell you, I grew up in a family of gun owners and hunters, and I went hunting with my dad as a kid, and you know, I have deep respect for the Second Amendment and the culture of our country. — Eric Swalwell

I had Hallowe’en parties every year, as it was my birthday five days before. My parents would actually put prosthetic noses on, and my dad would wear a top-hat and tails, put on a fake curly moustache, and hold a pipe. — Bat for Lashes

I grew up in a household that was a labor household. My dad was a Teamster and a milk truck driver. My mother was a secretary. Neither of them got through high school. But they worked hard and they gave me very, very important opportunities to go to school, get a good education. — Dick Gephardt

This is the price you pay for having a great father. You get the wonder, the joy, the tender moments – and you get the tears at the end, too. — Harlan Coben

Obviously, losing a parent is very difficult. I miss my dad every day, but I know he would be proud to see me continuing to swim and going for another shot at the Olympics. — Eric Shanteau

Simple. Pared down. Timeless. The ties were never too thick or too thin; the pants were never too flared or too skinny. In my life with Dad, he wore Western apparel because we went riding – jeans, cowboy boots, the turquoise belt buckle. But it was all very simple, and that classic look is very ‘Ralph Lauren.’ — Jennifer Grant

I am political. But not politically active. I’m not my dad. I’ll never write polemic, as he did. — Kate Thompson

I remember when I was younger. Dad’s agent came round, and I asked if she would represent me. She didn’t represent children at the time, but I wouldn’t let her leave the house until she agreed. I’ve always been quite headstrong. — Eleanor Tomlinson

There’s a lot of research behind the scenes that you don’t get to see, but I have an instinct that my dad nurtured from when I was born. I was very lucky then. — Steve Irwin

Creativity runs across many categories in life, from the arts-and-crafts project a mum or dad does with their kids, to the bestselling author’s manuscript, to the designs of the hairdresser, to the creations of the computer programming genius. — Tabatha Coffey

My dad said to me, ‘Work hard and be patient.’ It was the best advice he ever gave me. You have to put the hours in. — Simon Cowell

When I started writing, I did have some idealised notion of my dad as a writer. But I have less and less of a literary rivalry with him as I’ve gone on. I certainly don’t feel I need his approval, although maybe that’s because I’m confident that I’ve got it. — Paul Theroux

My dad was an adventurer, my mother a romantic. When they met in college, both were creative writers; the writing was a bond. — Brian Herbert

My dad played music so I was around it at a really young age. — Shawna Thompson

I try to live my life like my father lives his. He always takes care of everyone else first. He won’t even start eating until he’s sure everyone else in the family has started eating. Another thing: My dad never judges me by whether I win or lose. — Ben Roethlisberger

My dad was a very quiet person, and unbelievably tough. But my grandmother gave me my first look at negative thinking to bring about positive results. When I was just a little guy, anytime I came to my grandmother and said I wish for this or that, Grandma would say, ‘If wishes were horses, beggars would ride.’ — Bobby Knight

My dad would tell me bedtime stories, and he used to always leave them open-ended and finish at a crucial point with the words, ‘dream on’. Then it was my responsibility to finish the story as I was drifting off to sleep. We would call them dreaming stories. — Hannah Kent

When I was younger, my dad was making a music video for a band in Montreal. I was goofing around and being a ham. An agent was there and she was telling me, ‘Hey, do you think you’d want to go out on auditions?’ I was like, ‘Yeah, what’s an audition? Sure, I’ll do it. — Vanessa Lengies

Ill paddle board, swim in the ocean, roll in the sand, soak up the sun, eat good food, be with friends and family and go fishing with my dad. — Behati Prinsloo

We never had books at home, but my dad, seeing how keen I was to read, took me to Islington Library when I was about eight and we pulled out two – a Biggles and a science fiction novel. I never got the ace fighter pilot but fell in love with all things to do with the future and space. Isaac Asimov soon became my guiding star. — Gary Kemp

I had one of the most outdoorsy childhoods you could imagine. I basically lived in the woods until I was 13. My dad and I built a huge treehouse in our backyard in Chesterfield, about 30 feet in the air. And we’d vacation on an island in Michigan, where I hunted a deer that we ate. — Gabriel Basso

My dad had a stroke. It’s one of those life-changing events. It was right around the time I was turning 40. We were doing ‘L.A. Law,’ and I got this call that my dad was in Rome and had had a stroke. I want to stress that it wasn’t a huge stroke, but it was enough to provide a serious wake-up call. — Corbin Bernsen

My dad thought I’d end up in the poorhouse or in doughnut shops with a bag full of reviews. — Henry Czerny

Before we took down the tree each year, Dad would always say a prayer that we would be together the next Christmas. I cling to that prayer, which serves as a reminder that it’s important to be grateful in the present for the people you love because, well, you never know. — Catherine Hicks

My dad always said that hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard enough. — Katee Sackhoff

My dad loved to ‘arrange things’ to take us kids to that scared the crap out of us on Halloween. He’d take us to the old ‘Hermit’s House’ at the edge of town. He’d park the car 100 yards down the street and say, ‘Go back there and get something off the front porch!’ — Bill Moseley

My mother taught public school, went to Harvard and then got her master’s there and taught fifth and sixth grade in a public school. My dad had a more working-class lifestyle. He didn’t go to college. He was an auto mechanic and a bartender and a janitor at Harvard. — Ben Affleck

I speak a little bit of Italian, yeah. I understand more than I speak. I speak more of a dialect; my mum’s from Naples and my dad’s from Sicily, so it comes out little a bit of a cocktail of the Italian language. — Luke Pasqualino

A father is a man who expects his son to be as good a man as he meant to be. — Frank A. Clark

I once said to my father, when I was a boy, ‘Dad we need a third political party.’ He said to me, ‘I’ll settle for a second.’ — Ralph Nader

As an actress, I have put myself out there as an independent black woman, a single mom, a go-getter, a hustler who isn’t afraid to survive. — LisaRaye McCoy-Misick

My dad grew up in a mud hut and studied by candlelight. He was 14 when he got a scholarship to Russia. He was super clever – the cleverest person. He landed in 5ft of snow, and was alone at 14, studying science and engineering. He didn’t have a bed, and he slept on a table. — M.I.A.

The first seven years of my life, me, my mom and dad and my four older siblings lived in a suburb of Stockholm, and my mom was very active with directing theater. So I basically grew up at the theater on the floors of the shows, so I was really surrounded with music at a young age. — Erik Hassle

My dad worked for different companies that made whiskey for a long time, so we were definitely whiskey drinkers. Growing up, my friends would get toy cars, and I would get swag from whisky companies. — Mike Krieger

My mom bought me a white Strat, but that wasn’t what I wanted, so I went to a guitar store in Cleveland and – the guy told me it was a really good deal – made an even swap for a blue Teisco Del Ray. I loved that guitar and used it a bunch. — Dan Auerbach

Life began with waking up and loving my mother’s face. — George Eliot

God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers. — Rudyard Kipling

My dad put up a great hoop in our front yard in our driveway. I was in Oregon, so I had to be out there in the rain. We didn’t always have a gym to go to. — Kevin Love

I dug up my dad’s old Fred Astaire tapes, and now I find him super-inspiring. He’s, like, one of the best dancers. — Adam G. Sevani

Our songs touch people, and take them back to a time when there was no threat of terrorism, when you didn’t have to lock your doors and when Mom and Dad took care of everything. — George Grove

I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life. — Abraham Lincoln

I grew up watching my dad scout games live. They played on Saturday. Sometimes they wouldn’t get the films until Monday. Sunday air shipping from wherever the college team was located – Starkville, Mississippi, or wherever the film was coming from. It took two days. — Bill Belichick

When you’re a child, the most important thing is to be able to live a life of comfort. You want to be sure that the moon goes up at night and the sun comes up in the morning and dad comes home from work. — Keegan-Michael Key

I was 6, and I was in the opera ‘Carmen.’ My dad sang opera and got me into the children’s chorus. I was super fat at the time and didn’t make eye contact with anyone. I knew I loved acting ever since. — Owen Benjamin

The best word to describe my father? Thoughtful. There was a tender quality to Dad that his sense of fun could sometimes mask. But, above all, he was sensitive and looked out for those he loved. — Jennifer Grant

‘The Exorcist’ is absolutely my favorite horror film, and I watched it when I was, like, seven years old with my mother for the first time. I don’t know why my mom let me watch that. I couldn’t go to the bathroom by myself. I couldn’t go upstairs by myself. I couldn’t sleep. — Odette Annable

It was so weird that I would end up directing ‘The Greatest Game Ever Played,’ because, y’know, I’m not a big golfer myself. But I grew up around the game. My mom and dad kind of built their dream house off the 11th fairway of Shady Oaks Country Club in Fort Worth. — Bill Paxton

I wanted to get into films, and my parents were against it. I convinced my mom, and finally she convinced my dad. My dad then felt, who best to launch his son than him? So he launched me, and here I am. — Vijay

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

My dad and I watched ‘Amadeus’ when I was 6, and I knew I wasn’t going to be an engineer. — Sara Chase

When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry. — William Shakespeare

My dad tells me that he took us to a pantomime when I was very, very small – panto being a sort of English phenomenon. There’s traditionally a part of the show where they’ll invite kids up on the stage to interact with the show. I was too young to remember this, but my dad says that I was running up onstage before they even asked us. — Dan Stevens

My mother had introduced me to a lot of my father’s friends because she believed that I would get to know the guy my dad was better through his friends than just in the hospital visits. — Arlo Guthrie

I always figured there would be a kid audience and an adult audience, and there is. That’s true for ‘Hunger Games’ and ‘Twilight’ and ‘Harry Potter.’ And ‘Maximum Ride,’ for sure. In particular what happens is a lot of parents share the books with their kids, and the mom has read it, and the kids, and they talk about it. — James Patterson

I was homeless for about 8 months, I refused to live with my dad or anyone for that matter. So I stayed somewhere that had no hot water, ever, no heat, I told myself I have to be strong and get through it on my own. — Eric West

My dad knows how to tell a story. He’d make me laugh by doing all the different voices. — Lily Collins

My mom makes something called green pie, which I thought was a delicacy that many people only had at Thanksgiving, but it turns out it was just Jell-O with whipped cream on it. And it’s delicious. — Bobby Moynihan

I may live in London, but I’ll go back to the country one day. My dad’s an architect, so I would like him to design me a house. I’d love to be in the countryside when I’m older. — Harry Treadaway

I got to grow up with a mother who taught me to believe in me. — Antonio Villaraigosa

I went to my dad when I was 17 and said, ‘I want to be a country music star.’ Which every dad loves to hear. And he said, ‘I want you to go to college.’ So we had a discussion. And I’m pretty stubborn. I’m a lot like him. And he said, ‘If you go to college and graduate, I’ll pay your first six months of rent in Nashville.’ So he bribed me. — Eric Church

Dad, wherever you are, you are gone but you will never be forgotten. — Conrad Hall

My dad always said, ‘Don’t worry what people think, because you can’t change it.’ — Daisy Donovan

Dad wouldn’t let me fool with his guitar much, because I’m left-handed, and I’d pick it up upside down. But I remember learning to sing ‘Paper Doll,’ the Mills Brothers song – this was during the war – and I remember my dad taking me down to one of those little record booths where you could make spoken letters to send home. — Don Everly

My dad’s not here, but he’s watching in heaven. — Bubba Watson

My mother told me, ‘Always do your best,’ and my dad says, ‘It’s important to be humble. That’s the key. They’re not there for you. You’re there for them.’ — Luke Benward

My mom’s side of the family is from Arkansas! — Kelli O’Hara

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 want to be a dad, first and foremost. I want to be a good father. I’ve spent so much of my life on the move and travelling around the world that just to set up a home for my family and be a good dad is something that motivates me. — Ricky Ponting

I learned from my dad that change and experimentation are constants and important. You have to keep trying new things. — S. Robson Walton

My dad is so unique in what he does. It’s not like I’m taking a torch from him and doing his thing. I hope I’ve carried from him a little bit of a sense of irony, a little bit of a wink. — Willie Geist

As a pastor and as a dad, I want my son to know I tell the truth. He can read the book. He knows if I exaggerated or if I didn’t. My son is forever gonna believe that I’m an honest person or I’m a liar by what I wrote in that book, because he can read. — Todd Burpo

The best thing about being a dad? Well, I think it’s just the thing that every man wants – to have a son and heir. — George Best

My parents waited to have me and my sister – my dad was 43 when my mother had me, and my mom was 38. They purposefully waited until they had had their adventures in life so that we wouldn’t represent the end of their freedom. — Christian Borle

We grew up in a very demanding environment. Dad expects us to prove ourselves… so my siblings and I worked hard to reach what we have today, and I guess we have to continue working hard to maintain it. — Teresita Sy-Coson

I used to listen to my dad a lot as a way of trying to be close to him, as well, because my parents were divorced and I didnt spend that much time with him. And I used to put headphones on and listen to my dad talk and sing and I found that quite… bonding with him, in a weird way. — Teddy Thompson

Nowadays, if you have a mustache, people look at you like you’re crazy. But when I was growing up, I never saw my dad without a mustache. — Kevin Connolly

I really got to see my dad enjoy every day that he was working. Everybody should be able to have this much fun when they go to work. — Tyler Ritter

My dad was actually against me being a photographer. He thought it was a dead-end job and that you end up doing baby pictures and weddings. — Rick Smolan

I am very proud of my mom and consider her the most courageous woman I know. With perseverance, sacrifice and hard work, she raised a family of Olympic athletes and gave us the tools and the spirit to succeed. That is something that my brothers and I will always be thankful for. — Diana Lopez

My dad used to say, ‘Just be yourself and you’ll be fine,’ but it’s really, really true. — Bellamy Young

My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her. — George Washington

I wanted to perform well for my mom and dad, because in high school, I didn’t have a job. My brothers, they worked at Pizza Hut or places like that, but sports, that was my way of giving back. — Junior Seau

My dad is my best friend, my father, and my boss. When I do something that is exciting and he likes it, it feels three times as good as you can imagine. — David Lauren

Philippians 4:13 has never rung so true… You were an unparalleled Giant in all sense of the word, Dad. So keep doin’ you up there, because no one does it better, and no one ever will. — Cassidy Gifford

Mothers don’t let your daughters grow up to be models unless you’re present. — Janice Dickinson

When I was little, we lived on 8 acres and my mom had a horse. But when I was 7, my mom kicked my dad out, and then in order to feed us five kids, she got critters cheap or for free and raised them for food. We milked a cow, raised chickens, pigs and beef cattle. We heated our one-story house with wood and stayed cold all winter. — Bonnie Jo Campbell

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

I had lost relationships with my dad, my brother and sister and I was just like, you know what, this is definitely the time to just get it together and so that’s what I did. — Nicole Richie

My dad was very successful running midgets in Texas. Then, his two drivers ran into some bad luck. People started saying that Daddy had lost his touch. That it was the cars and not the drivers. I wanted to race just to prove all those people wrong. — A. J. Foyt

I’m so lucky that ‘The Vampire Diaries’ happened. I’m so lucky that Warner Bros. pays me money. You have no idea. I should be on a fishing boat with my dad. — Kevin Williamson

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

My mom and dad met at UCLA when he as a captain in the Air Force and she was in her junior year. — Tracy Austin

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

I loved rock and roll when that came in, Bill Haley, Little Richard, Fats Domino, Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley, all those great records. So I begged my mom and dad for a guitar, which eventually they did get me for Christmas, but it went out of tune very quickly, and it hurt my fingers. — Ian McLagan

A mother’s arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them. — Victor Hugo

Mom was the one who taught me unconditional love. With Dad, I’d always felt there was something to live up to – expectations. But in the last year, we had a wonderful relationship. — Greg Louganis

My humanitarian work evolved from being with my family. My mom, my dad, they really set a great example for giving back. My mom was a nurse, my dad was a school teacher. But my mom did a lot of things for geriatrics and elderly people. She would do home visits for free. — Cat Cora

Growing up, I had a front row seat to seeing two people work really hard. My dad scrubbed toilets at a private Catholic school for a while, and that was to help me get through school. — Mia Love

Being on a major network television show is like long-distance running: You have to pace yourself and maintain your energy level and your morale. There’s the role you’re playing on the show, and there’s also your behind-the-scenes responsibility to the crew, the guest actors and the fans – not to mention your own life as a mom. — Kathryn Erbe

My dad played for a coal-mining team in eastern Ohio; he was a very good pitcher. If he hadn’t hurt his arm, he probably would have got a shot somewhere. He hurt his arm one spring, didn’t warm up good enough, couldn’t throw a fastball anymore. Another coal miner taught him how to throw the knuckleball. — Phil Niekro

I like a lot of food. I like Taiwanese food, of course. I like baguettes, especially the ones that my dad buys. Vancouver has a lot of variety, with pizza, hot dogs, Italian, Indian, seafood – a great combination of culture. — Godfrey Gao

I’m being a dad and a good husband. — Chad Smith

As a kid who wasn’t into sports, at school I felt almost alienated at times, whereas in the theatre community there was this amazing sense of camaraderie. Early on, we would go to rehearsals with my dad and I was like the mascot for the backstage crew. That was a big part of my childhood, so I dreamed of one day doing a play in London. — Zach Braff

I know that I will never find my father in any other man who comes into my life, because it is a void in my life that can only be filled by him. — Halle Berry

When I was 7, an old lady was driving too fast in my neighborhood and hit me with her car. I was running out of the house, and when I got halfway into the street, my mom saw the car and yelled for me to run back. As I turned around the car hit me, dragged me five houses down the road, and I fractured my collarbone. — Rutina Wesley

I’m not a figurehead for anything. I was a single mom with two kids. What else was I going to do? It was either be in a band or be a waitress. — Chrissie Hynde

Mom and Dad were bibliophiles. Dad shared his father’s love of westerns, Mom favored the likes of Zelazny and Heinlein, Howard and Burroughs. We owned several hundred books stored in trunks that comprised our portable library. — Laird Barron

I’ve been performing my whole life. My mom signed me up for a theater program when I was five – I was the evil queen in ‘Once Upon a Mattress.’ — Lilla Crawford

I’m married to a white man, and then my daughter came out looking like the whitest white child with blonde hair and blue eyes. And I’m like, ‘Omigosh, now what am I going to do?’ She has my mom’s features and is lighter than my husband. And my boy is browner than I am. Brown eyes and really tan. — Karyn Parsons

My mom worked as a pharmacist, but she is one of the best storytellers I know. My sister is a gospel and opera singer and my brother, who passed away, was a writer. — Tunde Adebimpe

As I have gotten older, I am more of an independent woman, and my mom and I have our own lives, but we are still best friends and can be there for each other. — Amanda Fuller

Sunscreen is my number 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 tip. I’m a fanatic, partially because I live in L.A. and have fair skin and freckles, and partially because of my kids. My mom always made me wear sunscreen and I’m trying to be that mom for them. — Alison Sweeney

I grew up very differently than a lot of other people in my hometown in Mississippi. But I can’t imagine my life any other way. I flew home and surprised my best friend at his graduation, and I remember turning to my mom and saying, ‘My graduation was so much cooler than this.’ I had Melissa Joan Hart give my commencement speech. — Taylor Spreitler

Completeness? Happiness? These words don’t come close to describing my emotions. There truly is nothing I can say to capture what motherhood means to me, particularly given my medical history. — Anita Baker

When I was growing up, Forest Park was full of integrated families. It was amazing. One my best friends was Vietnamese. Another one was half-Mexican, half-black. Another one was from Colombia. Another one was born in the U.S., but his mom was from Germany and spoke with a German accent. So we all had multiple identities. — Dinaw Mengestu

It’s the moms of this nation – single, married, widowed – who really hold this country together. We’re the mothers, we’re the wives, we’re the grandmothers, we’re the big sisters, we’re the little sisters, we’re the daughters. You know it’s true, don’t you? You’re the ones who always have to do a little more. — Ann Romney

Don’t let people disrespect you. My mom says don’t open the door to the devil. Surround yourself with positive people. — Cuba Gooding, Jr.

My mom and dad passed away from cancer. Within nine months, I lost both of my folks. Immediately after that, I had a horrible betrayal where my brother, who worked for me, stole a lot of my money. He’s in jail now. — Dane Cook

Our songs touch people, and take them back to a time when there was no threat of terrorism, when you didn’t have to lock your doors and when Mom and Dad took care of everything. — George Grove

I wanted Cathy and Irving to actually say ‘I do’ and be pronounced husband and wife on Feb. 5, which is my mom’s birthday. — Cathy Guisewite

I was so ready to become a mom. Actually, I was ready secondarily to become a mom. I was so ready to have the intimacy and commitment of marriage. — Alanis Morissette

I always loved movies, especially watching some of my mom’s films when I was younger, like ‘Out of Darkness,’ where she played a schizophrenic. — Evan Ross

One of the roles I hold really close to my heart is a small ‘under-five’ role I did on ‘The Young and the Restless.’ I think I did about four episodes and it meant so much to me, simply because it was my mom’s all-time favorite soap. — Emayatzy Corinealdi

My mom was always keen I stayed in school and got good grades, and she was always keen for me to do medicine. I used to go to drama classes when I was younger, and she would always take me. But when I got to an age when I decided it was what I wanted to do, when she accepted it, she had actually been the most supportive person ever. — Iain De Caestecker

As a child, one of my defense mechanisms was to try to be funny. My mom tried to nurture that by putting me in acting class. But I got bored when we stopped pretending to be trees and actually had to work. — Ian Gomez

It was so weird that I would end up directing ‘The Greatest Game Ever Played,’ because, y’know, I’m not a big golfer myself. But I grew up around the game. My mom and dad kind of built their dream house off the 11th fairway of Shady Oaks Country Club in Fort Worth. — Bill Paxton

I think the most fun part about working on ‘Good Luck Charlie’ is spending time with everyone, honestly, because everybody on set is like my brother and sister and mom and dad. They’re so fun to be around, so that’s probably the best part about working there. — Bradley Steven Perry

I have three older brothers, and we all have different combinations of parents. My father was the best man at my mom’s first wedding! And my brother’s mother – my dad’s first wife – is the sister to my mom’s first husband’s second wife. So my brothers are both stepcousins and stepbrothers. It’s very ’70s rock. — Inara George

As a mom I know that raising children is the hardest job there is. — Hilary Rosen

My father came from Germany. My mom came from Venezuela. My father’s culturally German, but his father was Japanese. — Fred Armisen

I feel like a good mom. I’m a strong woman now… Don’t look down on me. Pray for me because I’m trying. — Fantasia Barrino

The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children. — Jessica Lange

As a mom, you worry about protecting your kid. But there are extra added layers of fears when you’re talking about a kid with autism or who has some special needs issue. — Holly Robinson Peete

I loved rock and roll when that came in, Bill Haley, Little Richard, Fats Domino, Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley, all those great records. So I begged my mom and dad for a guitar, which eventually they did get me for Christmas, but it went out of tune very quickly, and it hurt my fingers. — Ian McLagan

I think maybe my mom thought that Katharine Hepburn would be a good role model of, like, a strong, smart, independent woman. Maybe she steered me in that direction. You know, because she was really so ahead of her time. — Gillian Jacobs

The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness. — Honore de Balzac

Dilip Kumar was the only Bollywood hero who could make a girl shiver just by looking at her. If you dont believe it, ask your mom! — Imtiaz Ali

Mom was the one who taught me unconditional love. With Dad, I’d always felt there was something to live up to – expectations. But in the last year, we had a wonderful relationship. — Greg Louganis

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

You can go to the Internet and know more than your mom in two seconds. It’s crazy how fast teenagers have knowledge and information these days. So, I think it’s harder to say, ‘Your father and I know more than you. — Katie Finneran

I think my mother is my biggest influence. There are so many things I hate about her but at the same time I’m thankful for her. All I know is that when I’m a parent I want to be just like my mom. I can talk to my mom more than any of my friends could talk to their parents. — Nikki Reed

I’ve been acting my whole life. I have this huge imagination! I’m a dancer and my mom’s a dance teacher, and I was always performing and entertaining people. I’d go to see live theatre or a movie, and I’d become the main character for a few days afterwards. I loved being somebody new for a temporary amount of time. — Natasha Calis

I believe this with all my heart: The greatest coach of all time in my eyes is my mom. She’s instilled in me a toughness and a perseverance and just a never-quit mentality, and I thank her every day for providing me, for what she sacrificed her life for. — Scott Brooks

Even in high school, I’d tell my mom I was sick of swimming and wanted to try to play golf. She wasn’t too happy. She’d say, ‘Think about this.’ And I’d always end up getting back in the pool. — Michael Phelps

I have no regrets. I had an amazing surrogate who carried my son for me. I am so grateful to her. I can even say I am grateful for having cancer. I was always meant to be a mom, but if I didnt have cancer, I never would have had Zev. I would have had a kid, but not Zev, and I want Zev – tantrums and all. — Marissa Jaret Winokur

Only mothers can think of the future – because they give birth to it in their children. — Maxim Gorky

I look at my father. He is one of my heroes. He is such an incredible, classy man. He was such a great father and such a great husband in so many ways, and we lived through some pretty tough times losing my mom. When I see all that he did, I think, Wow, thats a really wonderful man. — Emmanuelle Chriqui

I grew up with just my mom. She and I were like best friends. She’s a very independent woman and I admire that about her. In my life, I’ve tried to be like that. To be okay with being on my own and being independent. — Emma Roberts

Funny, how moms can tell you what to do no matter how old or big you are. — Gabrielle Reece

I started modeling when I was – not older, but not 12. I have a mom who’s a feminist, she’s an English professor, an intellectual. She really gave me the equipment to understand that you can celebrate yourself without putting yourself down or needing to apologize for the way you look. I think that attitude is really crucial for a model. — Emily Ratajkowski

For me, just being how old I am, I know I don’t want to be a single mom. I really would rather make it a two-person job. But I’ve also come to terms with not being a mother at all. I’m actually really good with either direction that my life can take as being a valid experience. — Lisa Edelstein

I’m a soccer mom. I’m T-ball, soccer, karate, homework, keeping them on their schedules. I love being the snack mom, when I get to bring the cut oranges. I have one of those coolers with wheels. I’m at every game, every practice, sitting on my blanket. I love it. — Pamela Anderson

I live in, literally, the same home when I was swiping my first bank card and wondering if I’d have to put back the Charmin. We still don’t have a dishwasher. My mom has done all these gardens so now my house looks like the garden shack in the middle of Versailles. — Rachael Ray

In all honesty, at that time, I never saw myself as an author… I was just a Mom in a state of panic, trying to enter a short story contest to win the prize money in order to keep the lights on in my home. — Leslie Banks

My mother was a single mom, and most of the women I know are strong. — Regina King

I didn’t plan on being a single mom, but you have to deal with the cards you are dealt the best way you can. — Tichina Arnold

Being a mother is hard and it wasn’t a subject I ever studied. — Ruby Wax

Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love and fearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love. — Stevie Wonder

My mother was a Sunday school teacher. So I am a byproduct of prayer. My mom just kept on praying for her son. — Steve Harvey

Postpartum depression is a very real and very serious problem for many mothers. It can happen to a first time mom or a veteran mother. It can occur a few days… or a few months after childbirth. — Richard Codey

When I was in the 9th grade, on Halloween night, when you’re supposed to go and out and burn your city, my mom made me go to ‘Cirque du Soleil.’ I was kicking and screaming. This girl came out onstage, and I was instantly mesmerized. I dropped out of school and became obsessed with her. I saw the show, like, 70 times. — Troy Garity

My mom and dad met at UCLA when he as a captain in the Air Force and she was in her junior year. — Tracy Austin

AIDS can destroy a family if you let it, but luckily for my sister and me, Mom taught us to keep going. Don’t give up, be proud of who you are, and never feel sorry for yourself. — Ryan White

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

When I was 7, I came up with the idea of ‘charm socks.’ My mom would take me to buy bags of plastic charms, we would sew them on frilly white socks, and I sold them at school. — Sara Blakely

I wanted to escape so badly. But of course I knew I couldn’t just give up and leave school. It was only when I heard my mom’s voice that I came out of my hiding place. — Zhang Ziyi

I honestly wondered how on earth I would manage to combine work and motherhood. — Zoe Tapper

It’s usually my mom who gets on me about my facial hair. I can’t grow a good mustache, so I guess it’s just a neck beard. I just have trouble growing up there. — Andrew Luck

When I was in high school, my mom hated football. But then, the more I played, the more it grew on her. This game has done a lot for my family – not just from a financial standpoint, but it also helped bring my family together. — Nick Ferguson

Then you’ve got Georgetown, and I really just like everything about them. When I went down there with my mom, it really opened my eyes to what they were all about. I have to factor in what a school like that can do for me, even away from being a basketball player. — Nerlens Noel

For some students, school is the only place where they get a hot meal and a warm hug. Teachers are sometimes the only ones who tell our children they can go from an Indian reservation to the Ivy League, from the home of a struggling single mom to the White House. — Denise Juneau

Growing up with three older brothers and being the youngest and the only girl, my mom always made me tough. She’s taught me over the years how to be a strong, independent woman, how to carry yourself in a positive way and anything that my brothers can do, I can do. — Diana Lopez

The fastest way to break the cycle of perfectionism and become a fearless mother is to give up the idea of doing it perfectly – indeed to embrace uncertainty and imperfection. — Arianna Huffington

Being a mom is really the greatest role in my life. — Kim Fields

I wanted to perform well for my mom and dad, because in high school, I didn’t have a job. My brothers, they worked at Pizza Hut or places like that, but sports, that was my way of giving back. — Junior Seau

I’m born and raised in Mexico. I only spent eight months in the States, but definitely English is a really big part of my life, and I love it. Thank God my mom put me in American school because I’m able to be working in the States, and it opens a lot more doors being half and not being only one. It’s cool because I get to turn it on and off. — Eiza Gonzalez

I’m so happy and thankful I made it a point be a stay-at-home mom. — Candace Cameron Bure

I personally like to hang out with people; if I’m playing their mom, I’d like to go have lunch with the kid, and I want to try to spend as much time with people that I can while we are working together if we’re supposed to have a familiar relationship with them, because I think it reads. — Katherine LaNasa

For a decade, I was a stay-at-home mom. I sent my husband to his law office, sat on PTA boards and baked cookies – great cookies. All of a sudden, I had no husband, no job, few prospects, and two small children who had grown accustomed to eating. — Gayle Lynds

My mom was a professional fitness competitor, so I go into the gym with her. I train with my dad and mother. It’s embarrassing, because she’s really strong. — Booboo Stewart

When I was little, we lived on 8 acres and my mom had a horse. But when I was 7, my mom kicked my dad out, and then in order to feed us five kids, she got critters cheap or for free and raised them for food. We milked a cow, raised chickens, pigs and beef cattle. We heated our one-story house with wood and stayed cold all winter. — Bonnie Jo Campbell

When I was young, all the books were about a Mary Jane and the football player and the prom and ending up with the quiet guy and making your mom happy. — S. E. Hinton

I am the first one to go to university in my family. I am the first writer as well. My dad is a retired policeman, and my mom works for a glass-processing company. She is health-and-safety manager, and my stepfather is a plumber. I have four half siblings, one from my mom’s marriage and three from my dad’s marriage, so we are kind of scattered. — Samantha Shannon

I’m raised by a single mom and didn’t have pops around for the most part of my life. And she, by any means necessary, gave me the best opportunities that she knew how to give me. — Shemar Moore

My mother always wanted to be an actress. She was an extra in movies and stuff. I have a feeling this is the classic story: The mother wants to be an actress, and the child ends up doing it. But it was never a jealousy thing between us. It was like – well, I was making my mom happy. — Kristy McNichol

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