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Famous Quotes & Quotations About Parents:

Insanity is hereditary - you get it from your kids.
~ Sam Levenson.

Instant availability without continuous presence is probably the best role a mother can play.
~ Lotte Bailyn.

It behooves a father to be blameless if he expects his child to be.
~ Homer.

It is not a bad thing that children should occasionally, and politely, put parents in their place.
~ Colette, My Mother's House, 1922.

It kills you to see them grow up. But I guess it would kill you quicker if they didn't.
~ Barbara Kingsolver, Animal Dreams.

It would seem that something which means poverty, disorder and violence every single day should be avoided entirely, but the desire to beget children is a natural urge.
~ Phyllis Diller.

It's not only children who grow. Parents do too. As much as we watch to see what our children do with their lives, they are watching us to see what we do with ours. I can't tell my children to reach for the sun. All I can do is reach for it, myself.
~ Joyce Maynard.

Labor Day is a glorious holiday because your child will be going back to school the next day. It would have been called Independence Day, but that name was already taken.
~ Bill Dodds.

Likely as not, the child you can do the least with will do the most to make you proud.
~ Mignon McLaughlin Quotes, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966.

Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.
~ Elizabeth Stone.

Ma-ma does everything for the baby, who responds by saying Da-da first.
~ Mignon McLaughlin Quotes, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966.

Most American children suffer too much mother and too little father.
~ Gloria Steinem, New York Times, 26 August 1971.

Most of us become parents long before we have stopped being children.
~ Mignon McLaughlin Quotes, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966.

Mother Nature, in her infinite wisdom, has instilled within each of us a powerful biological instinct to reproduce; this is her way of assuring that the human race, come what may, will never have any disposable income.
~ Dave Barry.

Mother Nature is wonderful. Children get too old for piggy-back rides just about the same time they get too heavy for them.
~ Author Unknown.

My mom used to say it doesn't matter how many kids you have... because one kid'll take up 100% of your time so more kids can't possibly take up more than 100% of your time.
~ Karen Brown.

My mother protected me from the world and my father threatened me with it.
~ Quentin Crisp Quotes, The Naked Civil Servant, 1968.

Never raise your hand to your kids. It leaves your groin unprotected.
~ Red Buttons.

No matter how calmly you try to referee, parenting will eventually produce bizarre behavior, and I'm not talking about the kids.
~ Bill Cosby Quotes, Fatherhood, 1986.

Now the thing about having a baby - and I can't be the first person to have noticed this - is that thereafter you have it.
~ Jean Kerr.

Parenthood is a lot easier to get into than out of.
~ Bruce Lansky.

Parenthood is the passing of a baton, followed by a lifelong disagreement as to who dropped it.
~ Robert Brault Quotes,

Parenthood: That state of being better chaperoned than you were before marriage.
~ Marcelene Cox.

Parents are not interested in justice; they are interested in quiet.
~ Bill Cosby Quotes.

Parents often talk about the younger generation as if they didn't have anything to do with it.
~ Haim Ginott.

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