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Found 22 thoughts with parents

By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he's wrong.

Charles Wadsworth

My father hated radio and could not wait for television to be invented so he could hate that too.

Peter De Vries

Parents were invented to make children happy by giving them something to ignore.

Ogden Nash

How simple a thing it seems to me that to know ourselves as we are, we must know our mothers' names.

Alice Walker

There is…nothing to suggest that mothering cannot be shared by several people.

H. R. Schaffer

For rarely are sons similar to their fathers: most are worse, and a few are better than their fathers.

Homer

A mother is not a person to lean on but a person to make leaning unnecessary.

Dorothy C. Fisher

This is part of the essence of motherhood, watching your kid grow into her own person and not being able to do anything about it. Otherwise children would be nothing more than pets.

Heather Armstrong

Some are kissing mothers and some are scolding mothers, but it is love just the same.

Pearl Buck

The world is full of women blindsided by the unceasing demands of motherhood, still flabbergasted by how a job can be terrific and torturous.

Anna Quindlen

The central struggle of parenthood is to let our hopes for our children outweigh our fears.

Ellen Goodman

The art of mothering is to teach the art of living to children.

Elain Heffner

That’s sort of a cliché about parents. We all believe that our children are the most beautiful children in the world. But the thing is, what no one really talks about is the fact that we all really believe it.

Heather Armstrong

Sooner or later we all quote our mothers.

Bern Williams

The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found.

Calvin Trillin

The most important thing she'd learned over the years was that there was no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one.

Jill Churchill

Most turkeys taste better the day after; my mother's tasted better the day before.

Rita Rudner

My parents only had one argument in forty-five years. It lasted forty-three years.

Cathy Ladman

Some men just aren't cut out for paternity. Better they should realize it before and not after they become responsible for a son.

Lois McMaster Bujold

Sometimes the laughter in mothering is the recognition of the ironies and absurdities. Sometime, though, it's just pure, unthinking delight.

Barbara Schapiro

What children take from us, they give…We become people who feel more deeply, question more deeply, hurt more deeply, and love more deeply.

Sonia Taitz

Your parents, they give you your life, but then they try to give you their life.

Chuck Palahniuk