Parents Quotes


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

Death    Final    Goodbye    Harry potter    Lupin    Parents    Sirius

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

Horseradish

Lemony Snicket

Horseradish
Babies    Change    Humor    Love    Parents

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

Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them.

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

Books    Inner voice    Leaders    Parents    Right    Teachers    True to self    Wring

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

Invisible Monsters

Chuck Palahniuk

Invisible Monsters
Family    God    Parents

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

When a child first catches adults out -- when it first walks into his grave little head that adults do not always have divine intelligence, that their judgments are not always wise, their thinking true, their sentences just -- his world falls into panic desolation. The gods are fallen and all safety gone. And there is one sure thing about the fall of gods: they do not fall a little; they crash and shatter or sink deeply into green muck. It is a tedious job to build them up again; they never quite shine. And the child's world is never quite whole again. It is an aching kind of growing.

East of Eden

John Steinbeck

East of Eden

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

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

For One More Day

Mitch Albom For One More Day

For One More Day

Through the blur, I wondered if I was alone or if other parents felt the same way I did - that everything involving our children was painful in some way. The emotions, whether they were joy, sorrow, love or pride, were so deep and sharp that in the end they left you raw, exposed and yes, in pain. The human heart was not designed to beat outside the human body and yet, each child represented just that - a parent's heart bared, beating forever outside its chest.

The most loving parents and relatives commit murder with smiles on their faces. They force us to destroy the person we really are: a subtle kind of murder.

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

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

For One More Day

Mitch Albom For One More Day

For One More Day
Alone    Back up    Death    Death of a loved one    Dying    Fight    Loss    Parents

You know all that sympathy that you feel for an abused child who suffers without a good mom or dad to love and care for them? Well, they don't stay children forever. No one magically becomes an adult the day they turn eighteen. Some people grow up sooner, many grow up later. Some never really do. But just remember that some people in this world are older versions of those same kids we cry for.

Abuse    Children    Depression    Kids    Love    Parents    Sadness

Don't be ridiculous, Charlie, people love the parents who beat their kids in department stores. It's the ones who just let their kids wreak havoc that everybody hates.

A Dirty Job

Christopher Moore

A Dirty Job

My daughter is seven, and some of the other second-grade parents complain that their children don't read for pleasure. When I visit their homes, the children's rooms are crammed with expensive books, but the parent's rooms are empty. Those children do not see their parents reading, as I did every day of my childhood. By contrast, when I walk into an apartment with books on the shelves, books on the bedside tables, books on the floor, and books on the toilet tank, then I know what I would see if I opened the door that says 'PRIVATE--GROWNUPS KEEP OUT': a child sprawled on the bed, reading.

Books    Child    Children    Parents    Reading

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

The Red Pyramid

Rick Riordan

The Red Pyramid

It's a funny thing about mothers and fathers. Even when their own child is the most disgusting little blister you could ever imagine, they still think that he or she is wonderful.

Matilda

Raold Dahl

Matilda

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

Age    Childhood    Family    Parents

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

Book    Books    Family    Fantasy    Friends    Novel    Parents    People    Politics    Reading    Teenagers    Teens

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

Found    Humor    Kids    Moving    Parents

Parents are not interested in justice, they're interested in peace and quiet.

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

The God Delusion

Richard Dawkins

The God Delusion

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

Ninth Grade Slays

Heather Brewer

Ninth Grade Slays
Death    Love    Parents    Vlad

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

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

Christine

Stephen King

Christine
Family    Humor    Parents

If you have one parent who loves you, even if they can't buy you clothes, they're so poor and they make all kinds of mistakes and maybe sometimes they even give you awful advice, but never for one moment do you doubt their love for you--if you have this, you have incredibly good fortune.
If you have two parents who love you? You have won life's Lotto.
If you do not have parents, or if the parents you have are so broken and so, frankly, terrible that they are no improvement over nothing, this is fine.
It's not ideal because it's harder without adults who love you more than they love themselves. But harder is just harder, that's all.

I would have given anything to keep her little. They outgrow us so much faster than we outgrow them.
Brian Fitzgerald, talking about his children.

My Sister's Keeper

Jodi Picoult

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

It's not always easy being her daughter.'
I think,' she said, 'sometimes it's hard no matter whose daughter you are.

Along for the Ride

Sarah Dessen

Along for the Ride

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

The Virgin Suicides

Jeffrey Eugenides

The Virgin Suicides

Parents have this twisted belief that anyone under the age of about twenty simply can’t know what love is, like the age to love is assessed in the same way the law assesses the legal age to drink. They think that the ‘emotional growth’ of a teenager’s mind is too underdeveloped to understand love, to know if it’s ‘real’ or not.
That's completely asinine.
The truth is that adults love in different ways, not the
only
way.

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

Anansi Boys

Neil Gaiman

Anansi Boys

Parents had some kind of sin radar, Claire thought. They always called when you were in the middle of something you just knew they'd consider wrong. Or at least risky.

Midnight Alley

Rachel Caine

Midnight Alley

You cannot let your parents anywhere near your real humiliations.

Don't stand unmoving outside the door of a crying baby whose only desire is to touch you. Go to your baby. Go to your baby a million times. Demonstrate that people can be trusted, that the environment can be trusted, that we live in a benign universe.

Babies    Biological    Child    Children    Instinct    Mothering    Normal    Parenting    Parents

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

I never, even for a moment, doubted what they’d told me. This is why it is that adults and even parents can, unwittingly, be cruel: they cannot imagine doubt’s complete absence. They have forgotten.

I never, even for a moment, doubted what theyd told me. This is why it is that adults and even parents can, unwittingly, be cruel: they cannot imagine doubts complete absence. They have forgotten.

I cannot help but wonder if any parents ever actually schedule in adolescent drama on their day planners. Looks like a slow week, Sarah. I guess I can pencil in your eating disorder.

The job of every generation is to discover the flaws of the one that came before it. That's part of growing up, figuring out all the ways your parents and their friends are broken.

The world gives us PLENTY of opportunities to strengthen our patience. While this truth can definitely be challenging, this is a good thing. Patience is a key that unlocks the door to a more fulfilling life. It is through a cultivation of patience that we become better parents, powerful teachers, great businessmen, good friends, and a live a happier life.

When you lose your parents, the sadness doesn't go away. It just changes. It hits you sideways sometimes instead of head-on. Like now.

In Too Deep

Jude Watson

In Too Deep

Parenthood...It's about guiding the next generation, and forgiving the last.

Children who are not encouraged to do, to try, to explore, to master, and to risk failure, often feel helpless and inadequate. Over-controlled by anxious, fearful parents, these children often become anxious and fearful themselves. This makes it difficult for them to mature. Many never outgrow the need for ongoing parental guidance and control. As a result, their parents continue to invade, manipulate, and frequently dominate their lives.

Many kids, it seemed, would find out that their parents were flawed, messed-up people later in life, and I didn't appreciate getting to know it all so strong and early.

It's amazing--my parents call everything a discussion. If I were standing across the street, firing a bazooka at my mother, while my father was launching mortar back at me, and Jeffery was charging down the driveway with a grenade in his teeth, my parents would say we should stop having this public "discussion".

By loving them for more than their abilities we show our children that they are much more than the sum of their accomplishments.

Sun is bad for you. Everything our parents said was good is bad. Sun, milk, red meat...college,

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