Quotes and Sayings about Dad



"You know my dad pushed me to believe that I was going to be the best. I just never thought of life without tennis, even looking forward."
- Andre Agassi
(Related: Dad, Life, Thought, Tennis)

"We always had lutefisk for Christmas dinner, after which Dad read from the Norwegian Bible."
- Peter Agre
(Related: Dad, Bible, Christmas)

"Dad needs to show an incredible amount of respect and humor and friendship toward his mate so the kids understand their parents are sexy, they're fun, they do things together, they're best friends. Kids learn by example. If I respect Mom, they're going to respect Mom."
- Tim Allen
(Related: Dad, Friendship, Humor, Mom, Example, Fun, Kids, Needs, Parents, Respect)

"The fact is that as soon as they reach Baghdad gates, we will besiege them and slaughter them. Until now they have refused to do battle with us. They are just going places. One can describe them as a boa: when it feels threatened, it runs to somewhere else."
- Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
(Related: Battle, Fact, Now, Will)

"I can say, and I am responsible for what I am saying, that they have started to commit suicide under the walls of Baghdad. We will encourage them to commit more suicides quickly."
- Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
(Related: Saying, Suicide, Will)

"There are no American infidels in Baghdad. Never!"
- Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
(Related: American)

"There is no presence of American infidels in the city of Baghdad."
- Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
(Related: American)

"They're not even within 100 miles of Baghdad. They are not in any place. They hold no place in Iraq. This is an illusion... they are trying to sell to the others an illusion."
- Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
(Related: Illusion, Iraq, Trying)

"In my case, I was born to parents who were very young, and I don't think they were entirely ready to have a child. My dad was going to college and working two or three jobs at the same time, and my mum was working and going to school."
- Gillian Anderson
(Related: Dad, Time, College, Jobs, Parents, School)

"I think in a sense this is a house that was built on a bad foundation. And the foundation was the Americans coming here and allowing the sacking, burning and plunder of Baghdad, for whatever reason."
- Jon Lee Anderson
(Related: Americans, Reason, Sense)

"My dad is a bank president and my mom was an accountant and they didn't think that seeking the life of a freelance writer was very practical, you see. Of course, I was just as determined to do it."
- Kevin J. Anderson
(Related: Dad, Life, Mom, President, Writer)

"My dad had emphysema and both of my parents had chronic bronchitis and ended up with cancers - all smoking related."
- Loni Anderson
(Related: Dad, Parents, Smoking)

"If a cow walked into this room, I'd probably walk out. I could milk it, but my dad never forced me to do a lot of chores like that, mostly because he loved doing it himself."
- Stuart Appleby
(Related: Dad)

"That was not part of the U.N. resolution; it was not part of the mandate to go on to Baghdad and, frankly, if we had gone into Baghdad and pushed Saddam Hussein off, we would have inherited an even bigger mess than the mess we inherited with the refugee problem."
- Les Aspin
(Related: Resolution)

"I've brought my daughters all over the world-they travel with me. I drag them out of school just to keep the relationship. When I'm home I'm a big-time daddy."
- Armand Assante
(Related: Home, Travel, Daughters, School, World)

"My background is basically scientific math. My Dad was a physicist, so I have it in my blood somewhere. Scientific method is very important to me. I think anything that contradicts it is probably not true."
- John Astin
(Related: Dad, Blood)

"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
(Related: Dad, Mom, Force)

"They have had such a crazy life living with me as their dad. Not crazy but different from their friends."
- Sebastian Bach
(Related: Life, Dad, Friends, Living)

"You can tell your uncle stuff that you could not tell your dad. That is kind of the role of an uncle. I feel very much like a father sometimes but sometimes I feel like a teammate."
- Dusty Baker
(Related: Dad, Father)

"My dad was born in Chicago in 1908... his parents came from Russia. They settled in Chicago, where they lived in a little tiny grocery store with eight or nine children - in the backroom all together - and my grandmother got the idea to go into the movie business."
- Bob Balaban
(Related: Business, Dad, Idea, Chicago, Children, Parents, Russia)

"My dad was the baby. When he was born they were already successful. They sent him to business school - he probably would have loved to have been a poet or a writer or something, and he was very creative."
- Bob Balaban
(Related: Business, Dad, Successful, Baby, School, Writer)

"My daddy died when I was two years old. My mother raised my two older brothers and me. And we couldn't have had a better situation. I mean, she was the - ran the concession stand at the Little League, and she was the first woman president of The Touchdown Club, the booster club for the high school football team. And so, I had a wonderful childhood."
- Haley Barbour
(Related: Mother, Brothers, Childhood, First, Football, Old, President, School, Woman, Years)

"I do prefer the stage. It's really the granddaddy of them all."
- Theodore Bikel
"A father and two sons run Adelphia. It's a cable company. And they took from that company a billion dollars. A billion. Three people - three people took a billion dollars. What were they gonna do, start their own space program? 'Let's send the monkey to Mars, Dad!'"
- Lewis Black
(Related: Father, People, Company, Sons, Space)

"One of the greatest challenges in collecting child support is that deadbeat dads move from job to job and state to state. it's hard to keep track of them."
- Rod Blagojevich
(Related: Job, State, Support)

"My daddy used to say that I was too big to ride and too little to hitch a wagon - no good for a damn thing."
- Dan Blocker
"Studies show that children best flourish when one mom and one dad are there to raise them."
- John Boehner
(Related: Dad, Mom, Children)

"I started out mopping floors, waiting tables, and tending bar at my dad's tavern. I put myself through school working odd jobs and night shifts. I poured my heart and soul into a small business. And when I saw how out-of-touch Washington had become with the core values of this great nation, I put my name forward and ran for office."
- John Boehner
(Related: Business, Dad, Soul, Heart, Values, Jobs, Name, Nation, Night, Office, School, Waiting, Washington)

"Anyone can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad, and that's why I call you dad, because you are so special to me. You taught me the game and you taught me how to play it right."
- Wade Boggs
(Related: Dad, Father, Play, Right)

"As it has been told to me, my Dad had some kind of deal with Dick Clark. But when we got here, that fell through. So we were out here with no job, no furniture, no food."
- Danny Bonaduce
(Related: Dad, Food, Job)

"I'm in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on the One-Hit Wonder Wall. I'm still very troubled by the fact that I'm in the hall and my dad isn't."
- Debby Boone
(Related: Dad, Fact, Fame, Wonder)

"And I saw the sax line-up that he had behind him and I thought, I'm going to learn the saxophone. When I grow up, I'm going to play in his band. So I sort of persuaded my dad to get me a kind of a plastic saxophone on the hire purchase plan."
- David Bowie
(Related: Dad, Thought, Play)

"You've got to stand up and do your own battles. My daddy taught me that a long time ago, that you fight your own battles. The only way to shut everybody up is to win."
- Terry Bradshaw
(Related: Time, Fight)

"If we can rebuild Iraq, we can rebuild Illinois and Indiana and if we can do Baghdad, we can do Baltimore."
- Carol Moseley Braun
(Related: Iraq)

"We all feel really blessed to have been with my dad for these 85 years."
- Beau Bridges
(Related: Dad, Years)

"My father was my teacher. But most importantly he was a great dad."
- Beau Bridges
(Related: Dad, Father)

"For me, growing up, the downside of it was that as a kid you don't want to stand out. You don't want to have a famous father let alone get a job because of your famous father, you know? But I'm a product of nepotism. That's how I got my foot in the door, through my dad."
- Jeff Bridges
(Related: Dad, Father, Famous, Growing up, Job, Want)

"Working with my dad was such a gas. We approached the work in a similar way. We only made two films together when I was an adult, Tucker, and Blown Away, but it was so much fun to play with your parent like that."
- Jeff Bridges
(Related: Dad, Work, Fun, Play)

"My dad was an Arsenal supporter and he used to take me there, but I've always been Chelsea."
- Eric Bristow
(Related: Dad)

"My dad told me that no one could ever make it as a writer, that my chances were equivalent to winning the lottery - which was good for me, because I like to have something to prove."
- Poppy Z. Brite
(Related: Dad, Winning, Writer)

"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
(Related: Dad, Animals, Bed, Running)

"When dad told me Mr Steptoe had passed away, I broke down."
- Louise Brown
(Related: Dad)

"And my dad wanted me to play the trumpet because that's what he liked. His idol was Louis Armstrong. My dad thought my teeth came together in a way that was perfect for playing the trumpet."
- Jackson Browne
(Related: Dad, Thought, Play)

"Now, guitar was pretty cool. Everybody knew something on the guitar. So I wanted to play guitar, but I told my dad if he wanted me to keep studying something, I'd like to study piano."
- Jackson Browne
(Related: Dad, Guitar, Now, Play, Pretty, Study)

"A spirit is, like, your mother, my dad, who've made it. They can come around, but they come around in a loving way because they've already made it to God. Most people make it."
- Sylvia Browne
(Related: God, Dad, Mother, People, Spirit)

"It is a sad commentary of our times when our young must seek advice and counsel from "Dear Abby" instead of going to Mom and Dad."
- Abigail Van Buren
(Related: Dad, Mom, Advice)

"We've got a dictatorial president and a Justice Department that does not want Congress involved. Your guy's acting like he's king. His dad was at a 90 percent approval rating and he lost! And the same thing can happen to him!"
- Dan Burton
(Related: Dad, Acting, Approval, Congress, Justice, President, Want)

"It's not like he called me up and asked me. They've never wanted to throw us into that world, and I think our decision probably shocked them. But I love my dad, and I think I'd regret it if I didn't do this."
- Jenna Bush
(Related: Love, Dad, Decision, Regret, World)

"Jenna's traveled with me; they've both traveled with their dad. This is the only time they've been old enough in all of their dad's campaigns to really be involved in."
- Laura Bush
(Related: Time, Dad, Old)

"Once you grow past Mommy and Daddy coming running when you're hurt, you're really on your own. You're alone, and there's no one to help you."
- Octavia Butler
(Related: Help, Hurt, Past, Running)

"I grew up in Greenwich Village. Dad was friends with John Lennon and Yoko Ono."
- Yancy Butler
(Related: Dad, Friends)

"My original inspiration was my mom: a few years after the death of my dad, she started dating one my teachers!"
- Meg Cabot
(Related: Dating, Death, Dad, Inspiration, Years)

"Well, I am a lot like my dad, and the character of Ted is based on my dad."
- Max Cannon
(Related: Dad, Character)

"My dad was like a stage mother he always pushed me to do what I wanted."
- Jim Carrey
(Related: Dad, Mother)

"Because I was starting out in my 20's. I wanted to do it on my own. I didn't want to use my dad or have people say I was using him."
- Rosanne Cash
(Related: Dad, People, Want)

"When my dad died a lot of songs came, and they're still coming."
- Rosanne Cash
(Related: Dad, Songs)

"My Mom and Dad did it pretty good, so I know it can work. The foremost thing I would say about working with Robin and Sean is that they were devoted to this project and devoted to their characters. You can't ask for any more from talented actors like that."
- Nick Cassavetes
(Related: Dad, Mom, Work, Actors, Pretty, Project)

"He described how, as a boy of 14, his dad had been down the mining pit, his uncle had been down the pit, his brother had been down the pit, and of course he would go down the pit."
- Barbara Castle
(Related: Dad, Brother)

"My dad was a big believer in treating people well, oftentimes even when he himself wasn't well."
- Neil Cavuto
(Related: Dad, People)

"And I remember leaving my place in L.A. and - my father is a big fight fan - and I said, 'Dad, I got a couple of days off and I'm getting ready to go to Houston to sign to fight Muhammad Ali."
- Wilt Chamberlain
(Related: Father, Fight, Houston)

"Once I got married and had kids, I moved away from romantic roles, because it seemed wrong to have my 3-year-old wondering why Daddy was kissing someone else."
- Chevy Chase
(Related: Kids, Kissing, Romantic, Wrong)

"My sister and I said, Dad, are you doing to do anything about that? And he mentioned treatments other people sent him that he'd been working on. So we thought it would be kind of cool to give these guys a real script."
- Rae Dawn Chong
(Related: Dad, Sister, Thought, People)

"The Shades never recorded anything, Little Daddy and the Bachelors recorded a couple of records, ya."
- Tommy Chong
(Related: Bachelors)

"I grew up in the world of bad television, on my dad's sets and then as a young schmuck on dating shows and so on."
- George Clooney
(Related: Dating, Dad, Television, World)

"I remember once, we got an interview, and he said, 'Dad, these people are writing about me like I'm an adult. Don't they know I'm a kid?' I have never tried to encourage him to get a music image like other musicians have."
- Ornette Coleman
(Related: Music, People, Musicians, Writing)

"My dad? He died when I was 19, which is a bad time for your dad to die, because there's an awful lot of things you have to resolve with your parents past your teens if you've been a difficult teenager."
- Robbie Coltrane
(Related: Dad, Time, Parents, Past)

"No, like I said, my dad was never really part of the tennis. His involvement around what I did with the tennis and with my mom and my grandparents was really not a part of my life."
- Jimmy Connors
(Related: Dad, Life, Mom, Grandparents, Tennis)

"But my mother and father were married when my mom was 20 and my dad was 24."
- Rachael Leigh Cook
(Related: Dad, Mom, Mother, Father)

"I grew up in a big Irish, Catholic family. My dad was a pretty rough guy. So one of my brothers left home when he was 15 and found his way to the gym. It gave me the opportunity to go and spend some time with him and work out in the gym."
- Gerry Cooney
(Related: Dad, Home, Time, Work, Family, Opportunity, Brothers, Irish, Pretty)

"I remember Mr. Mayer very well. He sort of liked to be the father - no, he liked to be treated like you thought he was Daddy, but he didn't treat you like Daddy at all."
- Jackie Cooper
(Related: Father, Thought)

"A lot of young filmmakers bring their movies to my dad because he always gives lots of good editing ideas and notes. He'd be a good film professor."
- Sofia Coppola
(Related: Dad, Movies, Ideas, Film)

"Mommy, why does daddy cuss the TV and call it Howard?"
- Howard Cosell
"As my dad said, you have an obligation to leave the world better than how you found it. And he also reminded us to be givers in this life, and not takers."
- Phil Crane
(Related: Dad, Life, Obligation, World)

"It's as though all the terms of a family were present at one time rather than his dad and his mum. Not just a present authority, but the resident memory of what qualifies what else is the case."
- Robert Creeley
(Related: Dad, Family, Time, Authority, Memory, Present)

"I'm from Brooklyn. I grew up very poor- seven people, four rooms. My dad had no education."
- Peter Criss
(Related: Dad, Education, People, Poor)

"I would ask my dad what he did, and he'd say, 'I listen to people's problems.' In some way what he did for a living is in my genes."
- Marcia Cross
(Related: Dad, People, Living, Problems)

"As I get older and I get a few more years experience I become more like Dad, you know, King Lear."
- David Crystal
(Related: Experience, Dad, Years)

"I have four shelves covered with journals that I've written. Dad and I are writing songs together. I've probably written 100 songs."
- Miley Cyrus
(Related: Dad, Songs, Writing)

"I've got high standards when it comes to boys. As my dad says, all girls should! I'm from the South - Tennessee, to be exact - and down there, we're all about southern hospitality. I know that if I like a guy, he better be nice, and above all, my dad has to approve of him!"
- Miley Cyrus
(Related: Dad, Boys, Girls, Hospitality)

"I think my dad is a lot cooler than other dads. He still acts like he's still 17."
- Miley Cyrus
(Related: Dad)

"I probably have an earlier curfew than anyone. My mom wants to keep me really safe and my dad's not overly protective, but he's a dad no matter what."
- Miley Cyrus
(Related: Dad, Mom)

"My dad says I could sing before I could talk, if that's possible. I was always humming and things like that."
- Miley Cyrus
(Related: Dad, Talk)

"I have had fans make me the big picture collages of the photo books; I have had fans send me birthday cakes... sing to me on my voicemail. I have had fans flash me. I have had older fans give me their bras and underwear onstage."
- Puff Daddy
(Related: Birthday, Books, Fans)

"I've got to take a break, to be honest. I'm not even going to lie."
- Puff Daddy
(Related: Lie)

"Bad Boy Entertainment did not shoot anybody. I didn't shoot anybody."
- Puff Daddy
(Related: Entertainment)

"Don't get yourself in certain circumstances or instances, because it's not a good feeling to be sitting in that chair where you've got 12 people that are in control of your life. You have an opportunity to be in control of your life for yourself by the decisions that you make."
- Puff Daddy
(Related: Life, People, Opportunity, Control, Circumstances, Decisions, Feeling)

"Everybody's just been spilling their guts all over records and talking about how hard it is to be an entertainer and how much we get hated on and what we have to go through. But I ain't really got it that bad. I'm just happy to be here."
- Puff Daddy
(Related: Talking)

"Fans made me. The fans gave me a chance, and they made me. Beyond that, my career has been trials and tribulations and ups and downs, so I have to have true fans riding with me."
- Puff Daddy
(Related: Career, Chance, Fans, Trials)

"I got a chance to have my dream come true, and I wanted to make sure I made the decision as to when I dropped my last album. If I don't feel like this album is an incredible piece of work, then I'm cool with the albums I've done. I don't have to put out another album."
- Puff Daddy
(Related: Work, Dream, Decision, Chance)

"If you're looking for a deep album or you're looking for me to talk about past situations, it's not even about that. It's just 14 hot records that are gonna make you dance."
- Puff Daddy
(Related: Dance, Deep, Past, Talk)

"I have so much respect for people in the theater. You can't do 10 or 15 takes. It's all live. It's like life in motion."
- Puff Daddy
(Related: Life, People, Respect, Theater)

"I think that's good that I have to watch how I act and what I say. I think that's a part of growing up."
- Puff Daddy
(Related: Act, Growing up)

"I would never withhold information about the murder of my man Biggie, or anybody else. It's just silly and ridiculous. The accusations are just flying out. All I've been trying to do all my life is to make great music."
- Puff Daddy
(Related: Life, Music, Accusations, Flying, Information, Man, Murder, Silly, Trying)

"I wouldn't abandon nobody. I would be lying if I said I was just talking to everybody."
- Puff Daddy
(Related: Lying, Talking)

"I'm glad the truth is out. I'm glad everyone knows I'm innocent, not guilty."
- Puff Daddy
(Related: Truth)

"I'm hyperactive, and I went in the studio and I would just start making records, for no reason."
- Puff Daddy
(Related: Reason)

"I feel safe in white because, deep down inside, I'm an angel."
- Puff Daddy
(Related: Deep)

"This whole Puff Daddy thing has taken a toll on me."
- Puff Daddy
"I'm in the studio 24 hours a day. It's true that once you get a certain level of success, you become a target. Talk magazine should be ashamed of themselves."
- Puff Daddy
(Related: Success, Day, Talk)

"I've never really taken more than four days off, so it was a lot for me to go away for three-and-a-half months. I went all over Europe. I walked on a whole bunch of beaches and I did a lot of thinking."
- Puff Daddy
(Related: Europe, Months, Thinking)

"We used to talk about wanting to get some money, but that's when hip-hop was based on your dreams and your fantasy. The whole thing now is the dreams and fantasies were achieved, and you don't want to make it the focal point. You can't keep beating that dead horse."
- Puff Daddy
(Related: Dreams, Money, Fantasy, Now, Talk, Want)

"If you dream and you believe, you can do it."
- Puff Daddy
(Related: Dream)

"There's a huge AIDS epidemic in Africa, and one of Bad Boy's plans this year is to give more awareness to that. We're gonna be doing a big charity concert helping to save some of the brothers and sisters in Africa."
- Puff Daddy
(Related: Awareness, Brothers, Charity, Sisters)

"Man, I just feel blessed... I was in a situation where the only way I could come out of it was by putting my faith in God. No matter how good my lawyers were, no matter how much celebrity I had, everything was just stacked up against me."
- Puff Daddy
(Related: Faith, God, Celebrity, Lawyers, Man)

"It's okay to be crazy, but don't be insane."
- Puff Daddy
"It just gets draining on a person being in the papers every day. So I was like, I'm gonna come back here. I want to talk to all the people, the fans. I want to let them know how much I appreciate all their support."
- Puff Daddy
(Related: People, Being, Day, Fans, Support, Talk, Want)

"It is going to be changed to straight P. Diddy. You could call me P. or Diddy, or P. Diddy. I just want something fresh, man."
- Puff Daddy
(Related: Man, Want)

"It feels like I could go outside with a bikini thong on right now."
- Puff Daddy
(Related: Now, Right)

"When I decided I wanted to be an actor, I said I wanted to work with quality actors and directors."
- Puff Daddy
(Related: Work, Quality, Actor, Actors)

"I'll cook you two dishes and then you lay around for next time up."
- Trick Daddy
(Related: Time)

"If my mama and daddy would've stayed together, one of them would've been dead, and the other would have been locked up for it."
- Trick Daddy
"Rappers tend to use words sometimes that just rhyme and don't really mean nothing."
- Trick Daddy
(Related: Nothing, Words)

"I tell it like it is. I tell it like I see it. I tell it like I envision it. I tell it like I live it."
- Trick Daddy
"I'll probably have a lot of rap cats come on up."
- Trick Daddy
(Related: Cats, Rap)

"My dad came out of the Roosevelt era and the Depression. One person and one party made a difference in his life. That's what everybody forgot when they called my father and other people political bosses."
- Richard M. Daley
(Related: Dad, Life, Father, People, Bosses, Depression, Difference, Party)

"What is a television apparatus to man, who has only to shut his eyes to see the most inaccessible regions of the seen and the never seen, who has only to imagine in order to pierce through walls and cause all the planetary Baghdads of his dreams to rise from the dust."
- Salvador Dali
(Related: Dreams, Cause, Eyes, Man, Order, Television)

"I'd love to be a dad. I hope I'd be great at it. That's every man's fear, yet his most important job."
- Matt Damon
(Related: Love, Dad, Fear, Hope, Job, Man)

"Don't Cry Daddy is a pretty sad song. He got to the end of it and it was just real quiet and Elvis says, I'm gonna cut that someday for my daddy. And, by God, he did. He lived up to his word."
- Mac Davis
(Related: God, End, Pretty, Quiet, Song, Word)

"I used to help my granddaddy make sausage. He would mix it up in a cleaned-out washtub with his hands, no gloves. Man, if we did anything like that today, they would jack the jail up and throw us under it."
- Jimmy Dean
(Related: Help, Man, Today)

"My dad didn't want me to play guitar. He played piano, so I chose that. And I ended up loving it."
- Gavin DeGraw
(Related: Dad, Guitar, Play, Want)

"People think when you get a record deal all your problems will go away. We know that the bigger we get, the more problems we'll have. I guess Puff Daddy was somewhat - what's the word? - prophetic in that respect."
- Brad Delson
(Related: People, Problems, Respect, Will, Word)

"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
(Related: Dad, Mom, Blessings, Parents, Titles, World)

"I'm left handed, but my dad taught me to play guitar right-handed."
- Dustin Diamond
(Related: Dad, Guitar, Play, Right)

"What must it be like for a little boy to read that daddy never loved mummy?"
- Princess Diana
"My dad always used to tell me that if they challenge you to an after-school fight, tell them you won't wait-you can kick their ass right now."
- Cameron Diaz
(Related: Dad, Challenge, Fight, Now, Right)

"I have to remind my dad, 'Journalists - no matter how many cigars they smoke with you - are not your friends, so don't talk to them.'"
- Cameron Diaz
(Related: Dad, Friends, Talk)

"My dad's probably one of the kindest people in the world. When I was younger that's not how I was- I was a little spoiled brat."
- Leonardo DiCaprio
(Related: Dad, People, World)

"I grew up with the white picket fence. My dad went to work nine to five, and he had a station wagon."
- Matt Dillon
(Related: Dad, Work)

"I always told my dad I'd play professional football."
- Anthony Doerr
(Related: Dad, Football, Play)

"My dad always said, 'Don't worry what people think, because you can't change it.'"
- Daisy Donovan
(Related: Change, Dad, People, Worry)

"When my dad first started out in the police force, wearing the uniform was a sense of pride, and it was respected in the community for what the police force was all about. Unfortunately today, the uniform is a target."
- Jerry Doyle
(Related: Dad, Community, First, Force, Police, Pride, Sense, Today)

"One of the scary things is that, when you're a kid, you look at your dad as the man who has no fear. When you're an adult, you realize your father had fear, and that you have it, too."
- David Duchovny
(Related: Dad, Father, Fear, Man)

"I pop gum. My parents get so annoyed with me. I know my dad wishes he never taught me how to do that."
- Hilary Duff
(Related: Dad, Parents, Wishes)

"Well, you know what, I'm 60 years old, and I've been interested in politics since I was on my daddy's knee. During the 1948 election, we were praying for Truman. I know a lot about politics."
- Roger Ebert
(Related: Politics, Old, Years)

"Often as a child you see someone with a learning disability or Down's Syndrome and my mum and dad were always very quick to explain exactly what was going on and to be in their own way inclusive and welcoming."
- Christopher Eccleston
(Related: Dad, Disability, Learning, Quick)

"I know exactly where I've come from, I know exactly who my mum and dad are."
- Christopher Eccleston
(Related: Dad)

"That is where the irony of the film comes off, in terms of the language it employs - where he tries desperately to be a 'TV Dad,' to give advice and it's so pat it becomes ridiculous."
- Atom Egoyan
(Related: Dad, Advice, Film, Irony, Language)

"A company that pays attention to the family unit is a successful company. We don't isolate the family. We don't make rides that say, 'Hey mom, dad, you go sit on the bench.'"
- Michael Eisner
(Related: Family, Dad, Mom, Successful, Attention, Company)

"I wasn't sure how my dad would react. There was an agent sitting behind them and he told me he was embarrassed to watch the scenes. My parents have always been very open. They trust my decisions."
- Shannon Elizabeth
(Related: Dad, Trust, Decisions, Open, Parents)

"I'm a four star general in this thing, and you don't rise to the ranks of a four star general by hanging about the house being the perfect dad."
- Sam Elliott
(Related: Dad, Being)

"As much as I transferred my mother to Elizabeth Shore of The Black Dahlia, as much as her dad mutated into an obsession with crime in general, well, I have thought about other things throughout the years."
- James Ellroy
(Related: Dad, Mother, Thought, Crime, Obsession, Years)

"That's a tough question; I've been acting since I was 10. My dad was an entrepreneur, so I guess something along those lines. I wouldn't want a 9-5 job."
- Will Estes
(Related: Dad, Acting, Job, Question, Want)

"I've been acting since I was 10. My dad was an entrepreneur, so I guess something along those lines. I wouldn't want a 9-5 job."
- Will Estes
(Related: Dad, Acting, Job, Want)

"I am blessed to have Mom and Dad."
- Kevin Eubanks
(Related: Dad, Mom)

"Dad made it to Gold Shield Detective, so he always busted Robin, my oldest brother, and me. Always got caught, whatever we were doing."
- Kevin Eubanks
(Related: Dad, Brother, Gold)

"My dad was a carpenter and I would work with him during the summer and umpire on the nights I wasn't playing."
- Jim Evans
(Related: Dad, Work, Summer, Umpire)

"My dad named me Dakota and my mom came up with my first name Hannah. So it's Hannah Dakota Fanning."
- Dakota Fanning
(Related: Dad, Mom, First, Name)

"We love the Stooges, and young kids today don't watch them. They think it's their dad's comedy. So we thought we could reintroduce them to a new audience."
- Bobby Farrelly
(Related: Love, Thought, Dad, Comedy, Kids, Today)

"You see another side of Draco when he's with his dad. When Draco is with his dad, he doesn't say anything. He keeps his mouth shut. He's sort of bullied by his dad, so he acts very different."
- Tom Felton
(Related: Dad)

"My dad was great. He was very droll, very dry."
- Albert Finney
(Related: Dad)

"The Americans may think they have 'liberated' Baghdad but the tens of thousands of thieves - they came in families and cruised the city in trucks and cars searching for booty - seem to have a different idea what liberation means."
- Robert Fisk
(Related: Idea, Americans, May)

"Now, of course, cold fusion is the daddy of them all in a way, in terms of value, so I think that viewed in a social way, from the point of social considerations and economics, it will tell you that this thing will stay around."
- Martin Fleischmann
(Related: Economics, Now, Value, Will)

"My dad was vehemently opposed to electric guitars. He did not look on that kind of music as legitimate in any way."
- Dan Fogelberg
(Related: Dad, Music)

"I wanted to be a forest ranger or a coal man. At a very early age, I knew I didn't want to do what my dad did, which was work in an office."
- Harrison Ford
(Related: Dad, Work, Age, Man, Office, Want)

"My wife is so analytical with raising kids, and I am not. My feeling is if they turn out good, then that means I was a good daddy and put a lot of effort into it. If they turn out bad, it means they took after her side of the family."
- Jeff Foxworthy
(Related: Family, Wife, Effort, Feeling, Kids)

"I have never been jealous. Not even when my dad finished fifth grade a year before I did."
- Jeff Foxworthy
(Related: Dad)

"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
(Related: Dad, People, Successful, Luck, Race, Running, Saying, Wrong)

"How true Daddy's words were when he said: all children must look after their own upbringing. Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands."
- Anne Frank
(Related: Character, Advice, Children, Lies, Parents, Right, Words)

"I asked my daughter when she was 16, What's the buzz on the street with the kids? She's going, to be honest, Dad, most of my friends aren't into Kiss. But they've all been told that it's the greatest show on Earth."
- Ace Frehley
(Related: Dad, Kiss, Daughter, Earth, Friends, Kids)

"I'm just as insufferable and useless as every other dad is. The dynamic never changes, no matter what you do for a living."
- Glenn Frey
(Related: Dad, Living)

"I love playing a dad. It's hard to find family dramas that are genuinely funny."
- Peter Gallagher
(Related: Family, Funny, Love, Dad)

"My dad was in the Army and we traveled all over the place and I never failed to win first prize."
- Randy Gardner
(Related: Dad, Army, First)

"I watched Italia '90 with my Mum and Dad and my brother, you know, leaping around the house when the penalties were on... It would be great to be part of that, to have that kind of impact."
- Steven Gerrard
(Related: Dad, Brother)

"But although Australia was also involved in the Vietnam conflict, I can remember my dad telling us that if we were in Australia, we wouldn't be drafted until we were 20."
- Mel Gibson
(Related: Dad, Conflict, Vietnam)

"There was no way we'd ever get spoiled. Daddy made sure to instill in us a work ethic."
- Kathie Lee Gifford
(Related: Work, Work ethic)

"The real beauty of it - key to my life was playing key chords on a banjo. For somebody else it may be a golf club that mom and dad put in their hands or a baseball or ballet lessons. Real gift to give to me and put it in writing."
- Vince Gill
(Related: Beauty, Dad, Life, Mom, Ballet, Baseball, Golf, Key, May, Writing)

"I had just lost my dad and I remembered all the songs we used to go and hear at concerts, and the records around the house and sometimes we'd play together."
- Vince Gill
(Related: Dad, Play, Songs)

"They do believe that if we do not wage this war against terror in places like Baghdad and Kabul, we are more likely to have it waged in Baltimore and Kansas."
- Ed Gillespie
(Related: War, Terror, Wage)

"My Dad died during the flu epidemic in 1918 when I was 4 years old. He left a lot of classical recordings behind that I began listening to at an early age, so he must have been a music lover."
- Tom Glazer
(Related: Dad, Music, Age, Listening, Old, Years)

"Daddy loves you, but he smacks you, and he can shout at you and smash things, but Daddy still loves you. So when you get into a relationship with someone who does all of that, why would it be unusual?"
- Trisha Goddard
"Come Christmas Eve, we usually go to my mom and dad's. Everybody brings one gift and then we play that game when we all steal it from each other. Some are really cool, others are useful and some are a bit out there."
- Amy Grant
(Related: Mom, Dad, Christmas, Play)

"My mother's incredibly giving, almost too giving at times. And, my dad is a real logical person. He's got logic for every situation. They've been married for 24 years, so there was that stability, also. I really learned to think on my own at a very young age."
- Brian Austin Green
(Related: Age, Dad, Mother, Giving, Logic, Stability, Years)

"I'm worried because of my mother, she's going to see my performance and she's quite hard. She's going to see me naked. And my Dad, woah. Yeah, they're going to see me like a woman, you know?"
- Eva Green
(Related: Dad, Mother, Performance, Woman)

"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
(Related: Dad, Mom, Time, People, Care, Songs, Terrorism)

"So my dad raised me, and he's a huge football fan."
- Lisa Guerrero
(Related: Dad, Football)

"When I found out I got this job, I cried, of course - I'm a girly-girl - and then I called my dad, and he cried, too. On so many levels, this is a thrill for me."
- Lisa Guerrero
(Related: Dad, Job)

"I grew up watching Monday Night Football with Howard Cosell and the other guys with my dad."
- Lisa Guerrero
(Related: Dad, Football, Night)

"You can't just drop the 82nd Airborne into Baghdad and it will all be over."
- Chuck Hagel
(Related: Will)

"My dad used to flush my mother's head down the toilet. I was so screwed up."
- Jessica Hahn
(Related: Dad, Mother)

"Dad, wherever you are, you are gone but you will never be forgotten."
- Conrad Hall
(Related: Dad, Will)

"The real reason we ended up getting into that type of music was our dad worked for an oil company so we spent a year overseas when we were young kids. Because of that, it was all Spanish TV and radio so we ended up having these '50s and '60s tapes, tapes of that music."
- Zac Hanson
(Related: Dad, Music, Company, Kids, Oil, Reason)

"Having a dad in the service was helpful. I was forever meeting new kids, going to new schools, moving to new neighborhoods. I was encouraged when I attended the American School in Germany."
- Marcia Gay Harden
(Related: Dad, American, Germany, Kids, Meeting, School, Schools, Service)

"Dad said that he was prouder of me than he'd ever been when I came out."
- Randy Harrison
(Related: Dad)

"It's not any desire on my part to start playing dads, but it's a convention of drama. If you don't get the parts of young people going out to nightclubs, you have to play their fathers."
- Ian Hart
(Related: People, Desire, Drama, Fathers, Play)

"There was a bit of a comparison that Bret was making between Vince McMahon and my dad. He looked up to Vince as a dad and stuff, and it was a shame to see the whole thing end the way it did."
- Owen Hart
(Related: Dad, End, Shame)

"I owe a lot to my dad, just for having provided the wrestling business for us to get into."
- Owen Hart
(Related: Business, Dad, Wrestling)

"My hat was pulled down and this girl said 'Are you really him?' I whispered 'Yeah, I'm really him.' She screamed, 'Mom! Dad! It's Heath Ledger!"
- Josh Hartnett
"My dad and I played music. He teaches me a song or two every time I'm home."
- Levon Helm
(Related: Dad, Home, Time, Music, Song)

"Dad and mom would have preferred that I be a doctor, a lawyer, a scientist, or a great humanitarian."
- Levon Helm
(Related: Dad, Mom)

"It was tough at the time but when I was younger, my Dad. I would say my Dad, because without him I wouldn't have been here. I mean it was tough for me because he was really demanding. With him, it was never enough, you know, anything I did was never enough."
- Thierry Henry
(Related: Time, Dad)

"Joanna points her camera at a section of society unused to having cameras pointed at it. But I don't know about categorizing them in terms of class; I'm a bit wary of that. My dad is the son of a shipbuilder."
- Tom Hiddleston
(Related: Dad, Society, Son, Class)

"When I was younger, my family would go camping and fishing on our ranches. My dad loves being around all kinds of animals. He's the one who got me to be a really big animal lover."
- Paris Hilton
(Related: Dad, Family, Animals, Being, Camping, Fishing)

"When I was growing up my mother would say, 'Your dad may have to learn about being a father because he lost his own and that would have affected him'."
- Tom Hooper
(Related: Dad, Mother, Father, Being, Growing up, May)

"My dad said, 'The thing that I was told that was really helpful was that I mustn't be afraid of the things I was afraid of when I was five years old'. The shock of his childhood had put him in this defensive crouch against the world, and he needed to know that he had a nice wife and kids and it wasn't the same any more."
- Tom Hooper
(Related: Dad, Wife, Childhood, Kids, Old, World, Years)

"I feel connected to the Second World War because my father lost his father in that war. So, through my dad and the effect it had on him of losing his father young, I always felt connected to the war. It goes back years, but it still feels to me as if we're completely living in it."
- Tom Hooper
(Related: Dad, War, Father, Effect, Living, Losing, World, World war, Years)

"Parents don't understand kids and kids don't understand parents. My parents were divorced when I was really young and I went to live with my dad."
- Mark Hoppus
(Related: Dad, Kids, Parents)

"When we started making electronic music I imagined that the reaction we got from the rock musicians must have been similar to the one the beat groups got from people like my dad."
- Trevor Horn
(Related: Dad, Music, People, Musicians)

"My earliest acting memory is making up a play for my mom and dad called The Lonesome Baby. I have no idea what The Lonesome Baby was about. I just remember the title. But I'm sure it was an epic."
- Jane Horrocks
(Related: Dad, Mom, Idea, Acting, Baby, Memory, Play)

"I feel like I almost didn't grow up in the business, because my parents worked so hard at sheltering us from that. I was raised in Connecticut. And I honestly wasn't aware that my dad was a celebrity until I moved to Los Angeles a year ago."
- Bryce Dallas Howard
(Related: Dad, Business, Celebrity, Parents)

"Somewhere in my wildest childhood I must have done something right. Being able to make a boyhood dream come true is one thing, but to have a kid come along and thrill his dad like Brett Hull has thrilled me over his career is too much for one guy to handle."
- Bobby Hull
(Related: Dad, Dream, Being, Career, Childhood, Right)

"My dad was very fun and very adventurous, and from a formative age I learned to value men who would do things on a whim."
- Rachel Hunter
(Related: Age, Dad, Men, Fun, Value, Whim)

"My mom's a Catholic, and my dad's a Jew, and they didn't want anything to do with anything."
- Isabelle Huppert
(Related: Dad, Mom, Want)

"Baghdad is determined to force the Mongols of our age to commit suicide at its gates."
- Saddam Hussein
(Related: Age, Force, Suicide)

"I couldn't walk down any street in Britain without being laughed at. It was a nightmare. My children were devastated because their dad was a figure of ridicule."
- David Icke
(Related: Dad, Being, Children, Ridicule)

"More than 10,000 ballots in Miami-Dade County have been rejected by some machine without any opportunity for a human being to take a look. That is just not right."
- Patricia Ireland
(Related: Opportunity, Being, Machine, Right)

"I have a very personal interest. I am a Miami-Dade voter. One of the issues is that my vote and so many other votes of women and African Americans in Florida are being discounted or discarded. I want my vote to count."
- Patricia Ireland
(Related: Women, African, Americans, Being, Interest, Vote, Want)

"When my career first began, I didn't have children - so there's a whole lot of difference in the way I choose roles now. Not just films for my children, but how long I'm going to be away, and is Dad going to be home while I'm gone. That sort-of factor plays a part."
- Amy Irving
(Related: Dad, Home, Career, Children, Difference, First, Now)

"My dad taught me from my youngest childhood memories through these connections with Aboriginal and tribal people that you must always protect people's sacred status, regardless of the pest."
- Steve Irwin
(Related: Dad, People, Childhood, Memories)

"Since I was a boy, from this house, I was out rescuing crocodiles and snakes. My mum and dad were very passionate about that and, I was lucky enough to go along."
- Steve Irwin
(Related: Dad)

"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
(Related: Dad, Instinct, Research)

"My friends say, 'Man you're going to have kids sleeping on pillowcases with your face on it! You're going to be on toothbrushes and magnets and stuff.' I guess now that I'm a dad, I'm thrilled about that."
- Hugh Jackman
(Related: Dad, Friends, Kids, Now)

"I didn't realize until I was older what a huge music fan my daddy really was, and actually that my grandma played banjo at one time, and I didn't even know that until a year or two ago."
- Alan Jackson
(Related: Music, Time)

"My dad had a movie theater so I was there every night."
- Brion James
(Related: Dad, Night, Theater)

"My dad was an entrepreneurial businessman, and maybe I got some of his ability."
- Thomas Jane
(Related: Dad, Ability)

"Our dad was a great guy and we will never forget him."
- Lara St. John
(Related: Dad, Forget, Will)

"My Daddy liked physical fitness and wanted me to be a prizefighter."
- Judy Johnson
(Related: Fitness)

"Mom and Dad would stay in bed on Sunday morning, but the kids would have to go to church."
- Lynn Johnston
(Related: Dad, Mom, Church, Bed, Kids)

"I've told Billy if I ever caught him cheating, I wouldn't kill him because I love his children and they need a dad. But I would beat him up. I know where all of his sports injuries are."
- Angelina Jolie
(Related: Love, Sports, Dad, Cheating, Children)

"And my dad, you're a great actor but you're a better father."
- Angelina Jolie
(Related: Dad, Father, Actor)

"I lived in a town of 400 until I was like nine or ten. My dad coached all the sports - he was a gym teacher and health teacher for grades K-12."
- January Jones
(Related: Dad, Health, Sports)

"My dad liked how January went with Jones. My sisters' names are Jina and Jacey Jones."
- January Jones
(Related: Dad, Names, Sisters)

"My dad taught me true words you have to use in every relationship. Yes, baby."
- Star Jones
(Related: Dad, Baby, Words)

"We came from a family where we ran our own small business. Our dad made his own products. We made our own sausages, our own meatloafs, our own pickles. Dad had to do everything himself. He had to figure out how to finance his business."
- Marcy Kaptur
(Related: Business, Dad, Family, Finance)

"I feel lazy when I'm not working. I learned all my business sense from my dad. He always believed in me, and I think the last thing he said to me before he passed away was, 'I know you're gonna be OK. I'm not worried about you'."
- Kim Kardashian
(Related: Business, Dad, Sense)

"Shortly after we arrived in Baghdad, we had another conversation with the ambassador. He said that he wanted us to give him the timeline, because we had 90 days to get these prisons operational and transfer responsibility back to the Iraqis."
- Janis Karpinski
(Related: Conversation, Responsibility)

"The mission statement was ordered, and it sent the 800th MP Brigade, effective the first of July, up to Baghdad. I joined my brigade to take command at the end of June."
- Janis Karpinski
(Related: End, First, July, June, Mission)

"As a dad, he thinks that his philosophy is morally correct. He has no conscience whatsoever about letting his kids put a penny in a light socket to find out electricity is not so good for you, and if you want to learn how to swim, you have to be thrown into the deep end."
- Stacy Keach
(Related: Dad, Conscience, Deep, Electricity, End, Kids, Light, Philosophy, Want)

"Dad, I'm in some trouble. There's been an accident and you're going to hear all sorts of things about me from now on. Terrible things."
- Edward Kennedy
(Related: Dad, Accident, Now, Trouble)

"My brother Bob doesn't want to be in government - he promised Dad he'd go straight."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Dad, Government, Brother, Want)

"I just received the following wire from my generous Daddy; Dear Jack, Don't buy a single vote more than is necessary. I'll be damned if I'm going to pay for a landslide."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Vote)

"My dad worked several jobs to pay for my expense in skating."
- Nancy Kerrigan
(Related: Dad, Jobs)

"I think my dad is this great, wonderful... man with a lot of integrity, who is fighting for things he believes in and is serious in what he wants to see happen and serious in helping people."
- Vanessa Kerry
(Related: Dad, People, Fighting, Integrity, Man)

"It was definitely a part of our life. I mean, my mom had both her brothers and her fiancee in Vietnam at the same time, so it wasn't just my dad's story, it was my mom's story too. And we definitely grew up listening to the stories."
- Vanessa Kerry
(Related: Mom, Life, Time, Dad, Brothers, Listening, Vietnam)

"I'm not sure what the future holds but I do know that I'm going to be positive and not wake up feeling desperate. As my dad said "Nic, it is what it is, it's not what it should have been, not what it could have been, it is what it is"."
- Nicole Kidman
(Related: Dad, Positive, Feeling, Future)

"My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard. Mother would come out and say, "You're tearing up the grass"; "We're not raising grass," Dad would reply. "We're raising boys"."
- Harmon Killebrew
(Related: Dad, Mother, Father, Brother, Play)

"He was a manager, one of the singers, I guess talent coordinator for the local talent in Harlem. His name was Lover Patterson. He was living right across the street from where my dad had his restaurant. I guess he saw a lot of kids come in, a lot of my buddies."
- Ben E. King
(Related: Dad, Manager, Talent, Kids, Living, Name, Right)

"Mama and Daddy King represent the best in manhood and womanhood, the best in a marriage, the kind of people we are trying to become."
- Coretta Scott King
(Related: Marriage, People, Trying)

"Writing this book was very therapeutic because it helped me face my relationship with my dad."
- Dexter S. King
(Related: Dad, Writing)

"My father was in the coal business in West Virginia. Both dad and mother were, however, originally from Massachusetts; New England, to them, meant the place to go if you really wanted an education."
- John Knowles
(Related: Business, Dad, Education, Mother, Father, England)

"My dad sacrificed many things in life for me. He abandoned a very promising and lucrative career of an army officer just so that he could continue helping me with my chess and accompanying me to tournaments."
- Alexandra Kosteniuk
(Related: Dad, Life, Army, Career, Chess)

"A dramatic thing, the first time you stand up to your dad."
- Lenny Kravitz
(Related: Dad, Time, First)

"My dad loved black singers. So listening to New Orleans music, eventually I wanted to play an instrument."
- Bill Kreutzmann
(Related: Dad, Music, Listening, Play)

"My mom and my dad wanted my brother and I to have a better life, you know, better education, better jobs. It was probably harder, much, much harder, for my parents. When you're a kid, you can learn a language much more easily; I learned English in less than a year."
- Mila Kunis
(Related: Dad, Mom, Education, Life, Brother, English, Jobs, Language, Parents)

"My dad heard of a studio on the radio, and it was advertised as a place for kids to meet kids, and it was actually a studio, and that's where I met my manager and agent."
- Mila Kunis
(Related: Dad, Manager, Kids)

"Now my dad is with me, traveling with me and a big part of this whole thing is I like to mix it up a little bit, you know. Who gets to take their father on a private jet across the country and stay in first class hotels? So we're enjoying it, but I'd stop if it's not possible."
- Shia LaBeouf
(Related: Dad, Father, Class, Country, First, Now, Traveling)

"I didn't know my dad for a long time. My dad was on drugs and my dad was at the VA Hospital, my dad was off in his own world selling drugs or using them or there would be crack heads in the house or whatever it would be."
- Shia LaBeouf
(Related: Dad, Time, Selling, Drugs, World)

"I don't know, I just want to be happy. I could be in a hole somewhere. Or I could completely lose it and be some hippy living in the woods with my dad."
- Shia LaBeouf
(Related: Dad, Living, Want)

"I spent a lot of time on farms when I was young. My uncle and my dad owned a big farm."
- Emeril Lagasse
(Related: Dad, Time)

"My dad is a really honest, hardworking, straight guy."
- Joe Lando
(Related: Dad)

"My dad was good friends with the Bad Medicine Blues Band - one of the only blues bands in Fargo, as you can imagine! He took me out to see them play when I was 12 years old and I was really inspired by their guitar player, Ted Larsen."
- Jonny Lang
(Related: Dad, Friends, Guitar, Medicine, Old, Play, Years)

"My dad gave me my first bike at 16. I soon fell off and was in a wheelchair for weeks. I haven't fallen since."
- Hugh Laurie
(Related: Dad, First)

"I had to learn how to chop wood actually - I don't think my dad would have let me go chop wood in the backyard growing up."
- Jennifer Lawrence
(Related: Dad, Growing up, Wood)

"But you know, my dad called me the laziest white kid he ever met. When I screamed back at him that he was putting down a race of people to call me lazy, his answer was that's not what he was doing, and that I was also the dumbest white kid he ever met."
- Norman Lear
(Related: Dad, People, Race)

"I started off playing the clarinet, after I was inspired by listening to my dad's Benny Goodman records."
- Alvin Lee
(Related: Dad, Listening)

"A large part of my life revolves around my dad. Sometimes, I even feel a strong sense of connection, something very tangible when I learn something new in the martial arts."
- Brandon Lee
(Related: Life, Dad, Connection, Sense)

"I was lucky enough myself to have been in Dad's Army for an episode."
- John Leeson
(Related: Dad, Army)

"My dad's music was a great inspiration to me."
- Julian Lennon
(Related: Music, Dad, Inspiration)

"He was like a real dad, you know. We used to sit down with guitars and mess around."
- Julian Lennon
(Related: Dad)

"On the one hand, I've had such a normal upbringing with my mum, who has kept me grounded, but on the other, the wild experiences through my dad."
- Julian Lennon
(Related: Dad)

"Don't forget Mother's Day. Or as they call it in Beverly Hills, Dad's Third Wife Day."
- Jay Leno
(Related: Dad, Mother, Wife, Day, Forget)

"More and more couples are having this negotiation or discussion, but I'm still amazed at the number who aren't and where the cultural norm sort of kicks in and they just assume that mom's got to be the one who stays home, not dad."
- James Levine
(Related: Dad, Home, Mom, Negotiation)

"The thinking of John Cage derived from Duchamp and Dada. I was not interested in that."
- Sol LeWitt
(Related: Thinking)

"I want to thank my mum, my daddy, my coach, my teacher, everybody in my life."
- Jet Li
(Related: Life, Coach, Want)

"I think when you are the parents of a gifted athlete, the best thing in the world you can do is to encourage them, in my opinion. My dad didn't push me and I didn't push my children in athletics."
- Bob Lilly
(Related: Dad, Children, Opinion, Parents, World)

"My dad was dean of fine arts at the university. I was casting bronzes in the school foundry. I was using the university as a playground."
- Maya Lin
(Related: Dad, School, University)

"The Rat Pack was the piece that really kicked me out of that little funk that I was in and then Ted called me up and asked me if I wanted to be the dad in Blow."
- Ray Liotta
(Related: Dad)

"We busted a lot of family secrets with this. But to make a long story short, my parents relationship was built heavily on security issues for my Mom, and when my Dad couldn't provide security, the relationship unraveled."
- Kenny Loggins
(Related: Dad, Family, Mom, Parents, Secrets, Security)

"My dad's an architect and my mom owned a French bakery for twelve years."
- Alison Lohman
(Related: Mom, Dad, Years)

"I'm gonna be the best dad that ever lived. I'll have a ranch with a race car track and a golf course."
- Jeremy London
(Related: Car, Dad, Golf, Race)

"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
(Related: Mom, Dad, Love, Expectations)

"I like all the angels around because they protect me and my daughter. I mean, her Dad's an angel."
- Courtney Love
(Related: Dad, Daughter, Angels)

"The senior officer who met with reporters in Baghdad said there had been 21 car bombings in the capital in May, and 126 in the past 80 days. All last year, he said, there were only about 25 car bombings in Baghdad."
- Rich Lowry
(Related: Car, May, Past)

"My dad was a ham, too. He could sell those women anything. Of all his sons, I was the only one he could trust to sell as well as he could. I was proud of that."
- Paul Lynde
(Related: Dad, Trust, Women, Sons)

"Politicians... talk in generalities and lies, and I think they've caused all our grief. They're so awful, they're really funny. I hate thinking this because my dad loved politics."
- Paul Lynde
(Related: Dad, Politics, Funny, Grief, Hate, Lies, Politicians, Talk, Thinking)

"The night I announced I was getting married, Daddy paced for hours on the porch."
- Loretta Lynn
(Related: Night)

"Daddy was real gentle with kids. That's why I expected so much out of marriage, figuring that all men should be steady and pleasant."
- Loretta Lynn
(Related: Men, Marriage, Kids)

"I have sat at the sumptuous tables of power, but I have not run away with the silverware."
- Diosdado Macapagal
(Related: Power)

"'American Dad' is, by its nature, much more political."
- Seth MacFarlane
(Related: Dad, Nature)

"My dad has no control over who works with me. Me, me and me alone has to take responsibility for anything."
- Shane MacGowan
(Related: Dad, Control, Responsibility)

"My dad was a musician and I traveled around with him, so it was something that I knew."
- Taryn Manning
(Related: Dad)

"As a brother and sister, our tastes were pretty different growing up. He liked a lot of early hip hop. My dad didn't understand it and would try to talk him out of it."
- Taryn Manning
(Related: Dad, Sister, Brother, Growing up, Pretty, Talk)

"My earliest memories are the best. I always try to remember the good times when Daddy was alive."
- Jayne Mansfield
(Related: Memories)

"Tiffany is very proud to have the last name and she's proud of her dad."
- Marla Maples
(Related: Dad, Name)

"My dad was a musician, it was just what he did, like another guy's dad drives a meat truck. Our house was normal. We weren't taken with the fact our dad was a musician."
- Branford Marsalis
(Related: Dad, Fact)

"My daddy expected that my brothers and I and our generation would make the world a better place. He had lived in an America of continual social progress."
- Wynton Marsalis
(Related: Progress, America, Brothers, World)

"When you're the youngest and the only boy, you get spoilt but you get told you're spoilt so you don't get to enjoy it very much. I was the only man in the house because my parents divorced and my dad moved away when I was 13."
- Eddie Marsan
(Related: Dad, Man, Parents)

"But more importantly, I think he remembered how very close I was with my own dad, who had died in 1997."
- Richard Marx
(Related: Dad)

"The best sex education for kids is when Daddy pats Mommy on the fanny when he comes home from work."
- William Masters
(Related: Education, Home, Work, Sex, Kids)

"Where I come from, you don't really talk about how much you're earning. Those things are private. My dad never told my mum how much he was earning. I'm certainly not going to tell the world. I'm doing well."
- Paul McCartney
(Related: Dad, Talk, World)

"In too many cases, the moms, the dads, the sisters and brothers of children with cancer must stand by a hospital bed and watch helplessly as this horrible disease consumes the life of an innocent child."
- Michael McCaul
(Related: Life, Bed, Brothers, Cancer, Children, Disease, Sisters)

"My family, you know, are all still, you know, very close. We're all still very close. Mom and Daddy are still alive. So, what more can you ask for? Your kids are healthy."
- Reba McEntire
(Related: Mom, Family, Kids)

"My dad used to say, 'You wouldn't worry so much about what people thought about you if you knew how seldom they did."
- Phil McGraw
(Related: Dad, Thought, People, Worry)

"You know not having my real dad around and having a step dad made me want to be a great dad. So now I have been one for 9 years. And now 3 daughters. So, that is what I am - a dad, first and foremost, before anything else. It's just something that comes natural now."
- Tim McGraw
(Related: Dad, Daughters, First, Now, Want, Years)

"When I was a kid, my step dad started this business and would go out and get lost cows and stuff. He was part-time truck driver, farmer and cowboy. He taught me how to ride from an early age."
- Tim McGraw
(Related: Age, Business, Dad, Cows)

"Dad built houses and when they were sold, he moved on to a new town, so I know a lot about my native state."
- Gerald McRaney
(Related: Dad, Houses, State)

"My mother raised three children on her own and my dad was a doctor working 16 hours a day."
- Christopher Meloni
(Related: Dad, Mother, Children, Day)

"The mixture of the Trinidadian people and the Indian people has caused a new culture to emerge."
- Ismail Merchant
(Related: People, Culture)

"I suppose not everyone has a dad who wrote a book saying he didn't believe in the Parliamentary road to socialism."
- Ed Miliband
(Related: Dad, Road, Saying, Socialism)

"The moment my doctor told me, I went silent. My mum and dad were with me, then we all went to pieces. I was saying, No, I've got my flight to Sydney in two hours. I'm getting on a plane."
- Kylie Minogue
(Related: Dad, Saying)

"My dad was a cotton buyer and cotton buyers always considered themselves superior to the rest of the world."
- Joseph Mitchell
(Related: Dad, Rest, World)

"My mom and dad just loved the fact that I fooled around. They just embraced it. They'd always kind of enjoy it, and they liked it when I made them laugh."
- Dominic Monaghan
(Related: Dad, Mom, Fact)

"To those of you who are wearing ties, I think my dad would appreciate it if you took them off."
- Robert Moog
(Related: Dad)

"My dad had this philosophy that if you tell children they're beautiful and wonderful then they believe it, and they will be. So I never thought I was unattractive. But I was never one of the girls at school who had lots of boyfriends."
- Emily Mortimer
(Related: Dad, Thought, Children, Girls, Philosophy, School, Will)

"No one was more important than my mom and dad. I know they are watching from a place up in heaven here today to make sure all their kids are doing good."
- Eddie Murray
(Related: Mom, Dad, Heaven, Kids, Today)

"My dad loved to laugh. He was very funny and very silly."
- Mike Myers
(Related: Dad, Funny, Silly)

"My Dad was from Liverpool, and he picked it up in the army. He'd often come out with this stuff."
- Mike Myers
(Related: Dad, Army)

"And I love Mel Brooks. My Dad loved his movies, too, they're awesome, the kind of thing that if you're in for ten minutes, you're in for two hours."
- Mike Myers
(Related: Dad, Love, Movies, Brooks)

"In Trinidad, where as new arrivals we were a disadvantaged community, that excluding idea was a kind of protection; it enabled us - for the time being, and only for the time being - to live in our own way and according to our own rules, to live in our own fading India."
- V. S. Naipaul
(Related: Time, Idea, Being, Community, Protection, Rules)

"Old as she was, she still missed her daddy sometimes."
- Gloria Naylor
(Related: Old)

"It was my 16th birthday - my mom and dad gave me my Goya classical guitar that day. I sat down, wrote this song, and I just knew that that was the only thing I could ever really do - write songs and sing them to people."
- Stevie Nicks
(Related: Birthday, Dad, Mom, People, Guitar, Song, Songs)

"I would say the most help I got was from my dad. My dad is a civil engineer in Switzerland; he's 90 years old now, so he's no longer active as a civil engineer, but still a very active person."
- Claude Nicollier
(Related: Dad, Help, Now, Old, Years)

"My dad served in the Air Force as ground crew for several years, and doesn't really talk about it. I know that it's there. I think my main thing about direct or indirect experiences as near to home as it were is the idea of self-sacrifice really."
- Jeremy Northam
(Related: Dad, Home, Idea, Force, Self, Talk, Years)

"Yesterday, the Pentagon warned U.S. reporters that they should get out of Baghdad as soon as possible because the U.S. could attack at any time. Then the Pentagon added, 'Whatever you do, don't tell Geraldo.'"
- Conan O'Brien
(Related: Time, Yesterday)

"It is a sad day for our country when the moral foundation of our law and the acknowledgment of God has to be hidden from public view to appease a federal judge."
- Soledad O'Brien
(Related: God, Country, Day, Law, Public)

"Is the capacity for cruelty inherent in all of us?"
- Soledad O'Brien
(Related: Cruelty)

"Things with my dad were pretty good until I won an Academy Award. He was really loving to me until I got more attention than he did. Then he hated me."
- Tatum O'Neal
(Related: Dad, Attention, Pretty)

"My Dad was my biggest supporter. He never put pressure on me."
- Bobby Orr
(Related: Dad, Pressure)

"Usually a family is led through the mom or the dad and their career and for the family to be led by my career, even though God has led it, could be a lot of pressure."
- Stacie Orrico
(Related: Dad, Family, Mom, God, Career, Pressure)

"If I have a problem, stuff's going through my head, I feel like using, I usually go and talk to my dad... I decided to get sober a lot younger than he did. He first tried to get sober when he was like 32, I believe."
- Jack Osbourne
(Related: Dad, First, Talk)

"Dad was just an emotional wreck. He was drinking a lot of the time, he was smoking a lot of pot. And because he takes certain medications, the drinking was making him... you know, he wasn't even present, really."
- Jack Osbourne
(Related: Dad, Time, Drinking, Present, Smoking)

"It's like our country is being run by a bunch of bad alcoholic dads right now."
- Patton Oswalt
(Related: Being, Country, Now, Right)

"The last 16 years of my daddy's life, he got to work for me, and that made him his own boss and he like that."
- Buck Owens
(Related: Work, Life, Boss, Years)

"My dad always said he couldn't remember a time when I did not want to act."
- Gwyneth Paltrow
(Related: Dad, Time, Act, Want)

"My dad says he likes to bask in my glow."
- Robert Pattinson
(Related: Dad)

"I haven't really decided to be an actor yet! I started doing plays when I was about 15 or 16. I only did it because my dad saw a bunch of pretty girls in a restaurant and he asked them where they came from and they said drama group. He said, 'Son, that is where you need to go.'"
- Robert Pattinson
(Related: Dad, Actor, Drama, Girls, Pretty)

"The number one thing I've been doing is being daddy."
- Austin Peck
(Related: Being)

"I didn't want to play a lawyer. I didn't want to play a doctor. I didn't want to play a single dad. I wanted to do something I felt I could learn from, something that would be a challenge and something that would not dry up."
- William Petersen
(Related: Dad, Challenge, Play, Want)

"Cotton Owens was leading and daddy was second. They came up on me and I moved over to let them pass. Cotton went on, but daddy bumped me in the rear and my car went right into the wall."
- Richard Petty
(Related: Car, Leading, Right)

"My dad served in two wars has been flying airplanes for 60 years now. He was certainly quite an inspiration."
- John L. Phillips
(Related: Dad, Inspiration, Airplanes, Flying, Now, Years)

"I went and took golf lessons so Dad would let me play with him. I was just terrible... but I was able to have a wonderful time just walking around with Dad. I can see the real pleasure of that game."
- David Hyde Pierce
(Related: Dad, Time, Golf, Play, Pleasure, Walking)

"My dad had been an actor... not only had my dad been an actor, but his dad had been an actor, and my great-grandfather had been an actor. And who knows before then?"
- David Hyde Pierce
(Related: Dad, Actor)

"But my dad also was a remarkable man, a good person, a principled individual, a man of integrity."
- Sidney Poitier
(Related: Dad, Integrity, Man, Remarkable)

"When I was in nursery school, the teachers asked me, y'know, 'What does your dad do for a living?' So I said 'He helps women get pregnant!' They called my mom and they were like, 'What exactly does your husband do?'"
- Natalie Portman
(Related: Dad, Mom, Women, Husband, Living, School, Teachers)

"My dad's a doctor, and when I was 8, I went to one of his medical conferences where they were demonstrating laser surgery on a chicken. I was so mad that a chicken had to die, I never ate meat again."
- Natalie Portman
(Related: Medical, Dad)

"I don't think we handled the aftermath of the fall of Baghdad as well as we might have. But that's now history."
- Colin Powell
(Related: History, Now)

"I'm trying to have my own thing, and I don't know if it's even possible. I didn't realize so many people actually think I'm trying to be like my dad. I read comments like 'She's no Elvis.' I'm not trying to be. I never set out to be."
- Lisa Marie Presley
(Related: Dad, People, Trying)

"The only ones I trust really are my Mum and Dad and those who are closest to me."
- Katie Price
(Related: Dad, Trust)

"Money stress is what used to remind me of my Dad most."
- Ted Rall
(Related: Dad, Money, Stress)

"I learned how music works dealing with Jermaine Dupri, and I learned how image works dealing with Puff Daddy."
- Usher Raymond
(Related: Music)

"You know my father as governor, as president, but I knew him as dad. I was so proud to have the Reagan name and to be Ronald Reagan's son."
- Michael Reagan
(Related: Dad, Father, Son, Name, President)

"Dad sometimes patted me on the knee and called me his Little Schmuck."
- Michael Reagan
(Related: Dad)

"Dad was the only adult male I ever trusted."
- Michael Reagan
(Related: Dad)

"I think he would have been proud and smiling... when we laid him to rest because his family was together. I think that was a great gift to be able to give Dad at the end."
- Michael Reagan
(Related: Dad, Family, End, Rest)

"My dad knows the business, and he tells me I've got to do what's best for me."
- Jamie Redknapp
(Related: Dad, Business)

"I know I'm 25 now, but there's still that little lad inside me who likes his dad there to see him."
- Jamie Redknapp
(Related: Dad, Now)

"Although my dad Harry is the manager of West Ham, we get on very well."
- Jamie Redknapp
(Related: Dad, Manager)

"I'm looking out for myself, but I'm looking out for my dad, too."
- Jamie Redknapp
(Related: Dad)

"I was born and raised in the high desert of Nevada in a tiny town called Searchlight. My dad was a hard rock miner. My mom took in wash. I grew up around people of strong values - even if they rarely talked about them."
- Harry Reid
(Related: Dad, Mom, People, Values)

"In the original draft I was 27 and Peter was 55 in the script. That's not the same as a guy in his 40s and a dad in the end of his 70s. It's a different point in both our lives."
- Paul Reiser
(Related: Dad, Draft, End)

"In fact, I had the idea because of Peter Falk. I saw my dad watching a Peter Falk movie and something clicked in my head. I gotta go make a movie for Peter Falk and me."
- Paul Reiser
(Related: Dad, Idea, Fact)

"And in that time, I lost my dad and had kids of my own. It was like, OK, I get it now. I know what fatherhood is all about. And you look at your parents differently."
- Paul Reiser
(Related: Dad, Time, Kids, Now, Parents)

"I have always had the feeling I could do anything and my dad told me I could. I was in college before I found out he might be wrong."
- Ann Richards
(Related: Dad, College, Feeling, Wrong)

"When my dad divorced my mom it was kind of like him leaving me also."
- Nicole Richie
(Related: Dad, Mom)

"I'll be going to the granddaddy of the Los Angeles theaters."
- Michael Ritchie
"I didn't come from a trailer park. I grew up middle class and my dad had money and my mom made my lunch. I got a car when I was sixteen. I'm proud of that."
- Kid Rock
(Related: Car, Dad, Mom, Money, Class, Middle class)

"When Courtney's mother and I first separated I tried to be Disney Dad, showering her with gifts, trips and then I snapped out of it. You don't have to try to impress your kids. If they're not getting what they need from you, they will let you know."
- Al Roker
(Related: Dad, Mother, Disney, First, Gifts, Kids, Will)

"In our society leaving baby with Daddy is just one step above leaving the kids to be raised by wolves or apes."
- Al Roker
(Related: Society, Baby, Kids)

"My dad and my uncles used to always be in the studio at my house."
- Lil' Romeo
(Related: Dad)

"We would make songs, and the producers said we should play it for my dad. I was kind of scared, I didn't know what to think cuz we were just joking around."
- Lil' Romeo
(Related: Dad, Play, Songs)

"You know, my dad served in the President's Cabinet after his time as a governor. He told me he enjoyed being governor a lot more. Now, I understand why. If I do my job well, I can make a difference in people's lives and I can help our children realize their dreams."
- Mitt Romney
(Related: Dad, Dreams, Time, People, Being, Children, Difference, Help, Job, Now, President)

"Within our culture, every school has a swimming pool. We lived on the coast. People swam in the surf. It's a very sporty nation and at that particular time anyone who had an artistic bent was very much an outsider. So if you liked reading or ideas or playing the piano then your dad viewed you as a sissy, basically."
- Geoffrey Rush
(Related: Dad, Time, People, Ideas, Culture, Nation, Reading, School)

"I started playing ball when I was a kid. My dad was a pro ball player and he passed on his knowledge to me."
- Kurt Russell
(Related: Dad, Knowledge)

"I moved away for three years and went to Trinidad where I met my wife, Athena."
- Mathias Rust
(Related: Wife, Years)

"My dad took me to all the best rock and punk shows when I was growing up and music has always been a part of my life. So I'm very interested in the music scene and I suppose that's why I've ended up going out with musicians. Dave Pirner is still one of my best friends."
- Winona Ryder
(Related: Dad, Music, Life, Friends, Growing up, Musicians, Punk)

"If you met my dad, I think a lot of things would be put to rest. Because my pops is a pretty silly guy. But, Coldcut, they're based in the U.K. I'm a big fan of jazz music, so American music has had a big influence on what I listen to."
- Eric San
(Related: Music, Dad, American, Influence, Jazz, Pretty, Rest, Silly)

"The problem with me, as far as getting married and having a family, is that my comedy is so important to me. So I don't know if I'll ever be as good a dad as my dad."
- Adam Sandler
(Related: Dad, Family, Comedy)

"I mean, I look at my dad. He was twenty when he started having a family, and he was always the coolest dad. He did everything for his kids, and he never made us feel like he was pressured. I know that it must be a great feeling to be a guy like that."
- Adam Sandler
(Related: Dad, Family, Feeling, Kids)

"Before our kids start coming home from Iraq in body bags and women and children start dying in Baghdad, I need to know, what did Iraq do to us?"
- Susan Sarandon
(Related: Home, Women, Body, Children, Dying, Iraq, Kids)

"Dad went to Canada to learn how to fly with the Royal Canadian Air Force. He took me on my first airplane ride, where I could have a hand on the stick."
- Wally Schirra
(Related: Dad, Canada, First, Force)

"We had our first earthquake over here recently. That was a bizarre feeling. I just became disoriented and I remember my dad freaking out. Nothing broke or anything."
- Ashley Scott
(Related: Dad, Bizarre, Feeling, First, Nothing)

"Most fathers don't see the war within the daughter, her struggles with conflicting images of the idealized and flawed father, her temptation both to retreat to Daddy's lap and protection and to push out of his embrace to that of beau and the world beyond home."
- Victoria Secunda
(Related: Home, War, Father, Daughter, Fathers, Protection, Temptation, World)

"David and Dad didn't get along too well growing up. I mean we all got along, but it was harder on David, because David wasn't going to be the son that Dad wanted. But now they're like best friends."
- Amy Sedaris
(Related: Dad, Son, Friends, Growing up, Now)

"When it comes to musicians, I'm like the daddy of musicians here in Cuba."
- Compay Segundo
(Related: Musicians)

"Dad kept us out of school, but school comes and goes. Family is forever."
- Charlie Sheen
(Related: Dad, Family, School)

"Dad almost died of a heart attack in the middle of making Apocalypse Now, the biggest movie of his life. It doesn't make you want to jump into that business."
- Charlie Sheen
(Related: Business, Dad, Life, Heart, Now, Want)

"What is a normal childhood? We weren't rich, we were pretty middle-class. My dad survived from job to job; with him taking care of so many relatives, he couldn't save any money."
- Charlie Sheen
(Related: Dad, Money, Care, Childhood, Job, Pretty, Relatives)

"So I was always around music and my dad was in his own way a progressive jazzer, a big band jazzer guy."
- Billy Sherwood
(Related: Dad, Music)

"My mom and dad are both in stand-up comedy, so that's where I started, that's where I got everything. My roots are holding the mic."
- Pauly Shore
(Related: Dad, Mom, Comedy)

"And then before going back for my sophomore year, I decided to change my major to arts and sciences, and my dad cut a deal with me: He said if I'd quit school he'd pay my rent for the next three years, as if I were in school."
- Sarah Silverman
(Related: Change, Dad, School, Years)

"I'm an artist, and I go in the studio and make my music. And then I'll give it to my dad and he does what he does. And he does, you know, the press, and figuring out shows and whatnot. When it comes to my artistic freedom, he doesn't, like, step on my toes or anything."
- Ashlee Simpson
(Related: Dad, Music, Artist, Freedom, Press)

"My dad takes care of me as a manager and as a dad. That's his job, you know, to take care of me. He has my best interests at heart."
- Jessica Simpson
(Related: Dad, Manager, Heart, Care, Job)

"I could not tell you the date of my mother's death. I could not tell you the date of my dad's death. These are not dates that I find significant."
- O. J. Simpson
(Related: Dad, Death, Mother)

"Dad really had little to do with the songs, except to perform them."
- Nancy Sinatra
(Related: Dad, Songs)

"I wanted to travel with my dad to be close to him again. Having babies and raising my own family took so much of my time, I didn't have a chance to be with him very often."
- Nancy Sinatra
(Related: Dad, Family, Travel, Time, Babies, Chance)

"Well, I've been to Iraq twice now. I was in Baghdad in June and then north of Baghdad in November."
- Gary Sinise
(Related: Iraq, June, Now)

"I forgive my mom for being a psycho and my dad for being a loser."
- Nikki Sixx
(Related: Dad, Mom, Being)

"Peter Boyle on Everybody Loves Raymond is more of an insane Dad."
- Kurtwood Smith
(Related: Dad)

"More of him came from my step-dad, who is now passed away. The initial creators of the show kind of based the character on their dads and then I added my dad."
- Kurtwood Smith
(Related: Dad, Character, Now)

"Today's message to Baghdad is very clear: the UN Security Council resolution expresses the unity and determination of the entire international community to assume its collective responsibility."
- Javier Solana
(Related: Determination, Community, Resolution, Responsibility, Security, Today)

"Not at all, I wanted to go into medicine. I took science in college. But my dad was a Producer - Director in Kannada films, and someone saw me, and one thing led to another."
- Soundarya
(Related: Dad, Science, College, Medicine)

"My father was Catholic, my mother was Protestant, and because of that I got Christened in both churches, so I've got all these names... but my Dad always called me Mick."
- Mickey Spillane
(Related: Dad, Mother, Father, Churches, Names)

"In the early years, I found a voice that was my voice and also partly my father's voice. But isn't that what you always do? Why do kids at 5 years old go into the closet and put their daddy's shoes on? Hey, my kids do it."
- Bruce Springsteen
(Related: Father, Kids, Old, Voice, Years)

"I just hope it grows into where it was before because I want my son to see it. I want him to have a positive memory of it going forward, so he can be proud of his daddy."
- Scott Stapp
(Related: Son, Hope, Positive, Memory, Want)

"My dad always said I was hard-headed, that it would take something like that to wake me up spiritually, and I guess it did. My heart had gotten so beat up that I didn't have anything left to give."
- Scott Stapp
(Related: Dad, Heart)

"I think unleashing 3,000 smart bombs against the city of Baghdad in the first several days of the war... to me, if those were unleashed against the San Francisco Bay Area, I would call that an act of extreme terrorism."
- Pete Stark
(Related: War, Act, Bombs, Extreme, First, Terrorism)

"It's going to be a long, hot summer. The hotter it gets in Baghdad, the hotter it will get in D.C."
- George Stephanopoulos
(Related: Summer, Will)

"I wanted my children to have the same exposure to the water I had. My strongest memories of Northeast Harbor are going in a small Whaler with my dad, looking for osprey."
- Parker Stevenson
(Related: Dad, Children, Memories, Water)

"What I do now is all my dad's fault, because he bought me a guitar as a boy, for no apparent reason."
- Rod Stewart
(Related: Dad, Fault, Guitar, Now, Reason)

"My mom was a dancer, my dad's a singer and I've always had that kind of music in my life."
- Elvis Stojko
(Related: Life, Mom, Music, Dad)

"My mother moved abroad when I was 11, my dad wasn't around from the time that I was a baby, so I was not the product of a family, but a product of observation - of watching what went on around me, of watching who I liked, what I didn't like, what I thought was good behavior and what I thought was bad behavior and tailoring myself accordingly."
- Mark Strong
(Related: Dad, Time, Family, Mother, Thought, Baby, Behavior, Observation)

"My mother always taught me, even my dad, just never let other people's opinions of you shape your opinion of yourself. And I never have and I never will."
- Ruben Studdard
(Related: Dad, Mother, People, Opinion, Opinions, Will)

"I've always traveled with a picture of my daughter from 1989, her kindergarten school picture, that has 'I love you, Daddy' written on it. She's always made fun of me because I never changed that picture out. It's like my resistance to her getting older. It was the first thing she'd ever written to me and it means the world to me."
- Kiefer Sutherland
(Related: Love, Daughter, First, Fun, School, World)

"As Daddy said, life is 95 percent anticipation."
- Gloria Swanson
(Related: Life, Anticipation)

"When I got this role, my daughter Molly said, 'Dad, you've come full circle."
- Jeffrey Tambor
(Related: Daughter)

"Dad bought me a toy drum one Christmas, and I eventually destroyed it. I wanted a real drum and he bought me a snare drum. Dad continued to buy me one drum after the other."
- Keith Thibodeaux
(Related: Dad, Christmas)

"My dad told me when I went into high school, 'It's not what you do when you walk in the door that matters. It's what you do when you walk out.' That's when you've made a lasting impression."
- Jim Thome
(Related: Dad, Impression, School)

"And my daddy could play a harmonica and also the guitar, so I guess I got a little bit from both of 'em, but I think mostly from my mother's side of the family."
- Mel Tillis
(Related: Family, Mother, Guitar, Play)

"Whenever I did a good performance, my Dad and my uncles, who were rabid movie fans, took me to the movies. There began my underlying love affair with film."
- Mel Torme
(Related: Dad, Love, Movies, Performance, Fans, Film)

"When I grew up, people said, 'You'll never be the man your dad was.' And I said, 'Gee, I hope not.'"
- Rip Torn
(Related: Dad, People, Hope, Man)

"My dad wanted me to play when I was a kid, so I learned to play the guitar. I pursued a career in music because I love it so much and I enjoy what it does to those who hear it."
- Randy Travis
(Related: Dad, Love, Music, Career, Guitar, Play)

"I love my dad, although I'm definitely critical of him sometimes, like when his pants are too tight. But I love him so much and I try to be really supportive of him."
- Liv Tyler
(Related: Love, Dad)

"My mom's been married three times; my dad has been married a lot. I didn't really see my dad that much."
- Skeet Ulrich
(Related: Dad, Mom)

"I think I'm extremely vulnerable and that in some ways I seek out rejection. Never feeling like you're getting that pat on the back from dad is probably at the heart of that."
- Skeet Ulrich
(Related: Dad, Heart, Feeling, Rejection)

"My son had his eighth birthday recently and we had a chance to borrow the film and show it to all of his friends that was at his birthday party and they loved it. I was a little nervous. I said they might not even like it, and say his daddy's movie is wack, but they loved it."
- Blair Underwood
(Related: Birthday, Son, Chance, Film, Friends, Party)

"Dad taught me everything I know. Unfortunately, he didn't teach me everything he knows."
- Al Unser
(Related: Dad)

"When I used to do musical theatre, my dad refused to come backstage. He never wanted to see the props up close or the sets up close. He didn't want to see the magic."
- Nia Vardalos
(Related: Dad, Magic, Theatre, Want)

"Apparently, one in five people in the world are Chinese. And there are five people in my family, so it must be one of them. It's either my mum or my dad. Or my older brother, Colin. Or my younger brother, Ho-Chan-Chu. But I think it's Colin."
- Tim Vine
(Related: Dad, Family, Brother, People, World)

"My dad's sense of humor was direct and sometimes surreal - his quick wit is well known amongst our family and friends. He raised me on Spike Jones records and W.C. Fields movies, and his sense of humor fell somewhere in between."
- Tony Visconti
(Related: Family, Humor, Movies, Dad, Friends, Quick, Sense, Wit)

"Our last jam session was this past Christmas. Dad played his harmonica, mom sang in English and Italian, and I played guitar. I'm so happy that we could share that musical experience for one last time."
- Tony Visconti
(Related: Dad, Experience, Mom, Time, Christmas, English, Guitar, Past)

"We've always loved going to the movies. Our mom and dad are big movie fans. They'd take us on these movie orgys where we'd see sometimes three movies in a day."
- Andy Wachowski
(Related: Dad, Mom, Movies, Day, Fans)

"Also for me it was different because I play a lot of villains and in this one I play a dad and I play a good guy, basically. He's the Secretary of the Treasury. I never had a job like that."
- Christopher Walken
(Related: Dad, Job, Play)

"I'm into being a dad, that's where my focus is most of the time. I'm an actor that's my job, but it's not my life. I have a lot of other interests too."
- Paul Walker
(Related: Dad, Life, Time, Actor, Being, Focus, Job)

"It was sort of just a family sport. My mom and dad were pretty keen golfers when I was young and so were my grandparents, and I just sort of tagged along with them."
- Karrie Webb
(Related: Dad, Family, Mom, Grandparents, Pretty)

"I was a very sickly kid. While I was in the hospital at age 7, my Dad brought me a stack of comic books to keep me occupied. I was hooked."
- Len Wein
(Related: Age, Dad, Books)

"Right now, it hasn't affected my music other than the fact that I don't have time to write any of it. That's no different from when I first started and I lived at home. I would play the guitar in the afternoon and then my mom or my dad would come home and I'd have to quit."
- Paul Westerberg
(Related: Dad, Home, Mom, Music, Time, Fact, First, Guitar, Now, Play, Right)

"I didn't want to travel. I didn't want to leave my family. I heard all these stories from Dad about not having Edward around when he was young, and I didn't want that to happen."
- Kim Weston
(Related: Dad, Family, Travel, Want)

"Growing up, I didn't give my grandfather's photography a second thought. I wasn't involved in his work, except that I helped my dad print his negatives."
- Kim Weston
(Related: Dad, Work, Thought, Growing up, Photography)

"I kept my babies fed. I could have dumped them, but I didn't. I decided that whatever trip I was on, they were going with me. You're looking at a real daddy."
- Barry White
(Related: Babies)

"That's what my Dad always told me, on the ballot, they should always have a third choice, like none of the above, then if enough people picked that, they'd have to get new candidates."
- Meg White
(Related: Dad, People, Choice)

"Dad is my best mate and I can tell Mum absolutely anything. I really appreciate Mum and Dad. Why are we so close? Young parents, I think. The rock business keeps their minds young."
- Kim Wilde
(Related: Business, Dad, Parents)

"I went through a phase when I was 13 where I would only fall in love with people over the age of 19 or 20. I never had a real relationship with any of these people, but it was definitely the guy I wanted to hang out with and wanted to go on trips with. I would be like, 'But, Daddy, he's a musician!'."
- Olivia Wilde
(Related: Age, Love, People)

"It wasn't like I was self-motivated. My dad started me. It was his dream before it was mine."
- Venus Williams
(Related: Dad, Dream, Self)

"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
(Related: Dad, Family, Music, Kids)

"My dad was a tyrant. He used to physically beat the crap out of us."
- Dennis Wilson
(Related: Dad)

"I think a lot of it had to do with, you know, I was always a daddy's girl. I was always wanting to please him, and I think he was pleased when he'd walk past my room and I was listening to those records."
- Lee Ann Womack
(Related: Listening, Past)

"My dad lived till he was 78, my mum was in her 80s, and I've got two uncles who are in their 90s now."
- Ron Wood
(Related: Dad, Now)

"Don't force your kids into sports. I never was. To this day, my dad has never asked me to go play golf. I ask him. It's the child's desire to play that matters, not the parent's desire to have the child play. Fun. Keep it fun."
- Tiger Woods
(Related: Dad, Sports, Day, Desire, Force, Fun, Golf, Kids, Play)

"I recruited my dad to be my bass player and fired him on several occasions. He stayed on as a bus driver."
- Chely Wright
(Related: Dad)

"My dad spent his whole life getting into fights for telling what he believed to be the truth. Basically it comes from my dad-and he's screaming right-wing, so there you are."
- Thom Yorke
(Related: Dad, Life, Truth, Right)

"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
(Related: Dad, People, Actor, Parents)

"All us Youngs could throw. I used to kill squirrels with a stone when I was a kid, and my granddad once killed a turkey buzzard on the fly with a rock."
- Cy Young
(Related: Turkey)

"My dad was the town drunk. Most of the time that's not so bad; but New York City?"
- Henny Youngman
(Related: Dad, Time)

"I miss my Dad. My Dad loved cheesy monster movies, so we'd have Godzilla movie marathons. Those are some of my favorite memories, laughing at how the monster outfits were so bad, like black garbage bags for heads."
- Ahmet Zappa
(Related: Dad, Movies, Favorite, Memories)

"Well, Steve Vai joined my dad's band right around the time when I actually started playing guitar. So he gave me a couple of lessons on fundamentals, and gave me some scales and practice things to work on. But I pretty much learned everything by ear."
- Dweezil Zappa
(Related: Time, Work, Dad, Guitar, Practice, Pretty, Right)

"And, you know, my dad would show me some things sometimes, but the best things that I got to do were to actually see really good players play up close. That gives you an idea of fingering and technique and what not."
- Dweezil Zappa
(Related: Dad, Idea, Play)

"My Dad was so open creatively that I was off in search of black turtleneck bathing suits with long sleeves."
- Moon Unit Zappa
(Related: Dad, Open)