Adolescence is when children start trying to bring up their parents.
- Richard ArmourA child prodigy is one with highly imaginative parents.
The last step in parental love involves the release of the beloved; the willing
cutting of the cord that would otherwise keep the child in a state of emotional
- Lewis Mumford
[A mother] discovers with great delight that one does not love one's children
just because they are one's children but because of the friendship formed while
- Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Oh, I love to see a man with a cigar. It reminds me of my grandfather. Morning
to night, he used to sit with a great big stogie dangling from his lips. Oh, the
hours we kids used to spend sitting on his lap, playing with the yellow whiskers
beneath his nose. Then he'd take out his teeth with the cigar still in them and
chase us around the room! We'd all laugh and laugh . . . then suddenly Grampa's
mood would change, and we'd all have to run for our lives. . . . You can't buy
memories like that.
- Daphne Frasier
When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to
have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at
how much the old man had learned in seven years.
- Mark Twain
My father told me marijuana would cause me brain damage - because if he caught
me doing it he was going to break my head.
- Tom Dreesen
My father never raised his hand to any one of his children - except in
- Fred Allen
Children begin by loving their parents. After a time they judge them. Rarely, if
ever, do they forgive them.
- Oscar Wilde
It is my pleasure that my children are free and happy, and unrestrained by
parental tyranny. Love is the chain whereby to bind a child to its parents.
- Abraham Lincoln
The reason grandparents and grandchildren get along so well is that they have a
- Sam Levenson
The parents exist to teach the child, but also they must learn what the child
has to teach them; and the child has a very great deal to teach them.
- Arnold Bennett
Parents are often so busy with the physical rearing of children that they miss
the glory of parenthood, just as the grandeur of the trees is lost when raking
- Marcelene Cox