Parent Quotes

A book, once it is printed and published, becomes individual. It is by its publication as decisively severed from its author as in parturition a child is cut off from its parent. The book "means" thereafter, perforce, both grammatically and actually, whatever meaning this or that reader gets out of it.

James Branch Cabell

My view on issues is based on common sense, and my experience as a mother of four children, as a sole parent, and as a businesswoman running a fish and chip shop.

Pauline Hanson

Force is the vital principle and immediate parent of despotism.

Thomas Jefferson

Love is the child of illusion and the parent of disillusion.

Miguel de Unamuno

The old notion that children are the private property of parents dies very slowly. In reality, no parent raises a child alone. How many of us nice middle-class folk could make it without our mortgage reduction?

Marian Wright Edelman

Theological religion is the source of all imaginable follies and disturbances; it is the parent of fanaticism and civil discord; it is the enemy of mankind.


What does it feel like to be a parent? What does it feel like to be a child? And that's what stories do. They bring you there. They offer a dramatic explanation, which is always different from an expository explanation.

Richard Russo

What can be more clear and sound in explanation, than the love of a parent to his child?

William Godwin

There is no greatness without a passion to be great, whether it's the aspiration of an athlete or an artist, a scientist, a parent, or a businessperson.

Anthony Robbins

Most kids will not volunteer to eat veggies. At times you must step up to the plate and enforce the rule of authority as a parent.

Lee Haney

May this plain statement of facts prevail on the friends of the rising generation to interpose for their welfare; that the education of children may no longer be to parent and master a lottery, in which the prizes bear no proportion to the enormous number of blanks.

Joseph Lancaster

The problem with being a parent is that by the time you are experienced, you are usually unemployed.


Novelty is the great parent of pleasure.

Robert South

The childless experts on child raising also bring tears of laughter to my eyes when they say, \"I love children because they\'re so honest.\" There is not an agent in the CIA or the KGB who knows how to conceal the theft of food, how to fake being asleep, or how to forge a parent\'s signature like a child.

Bill Cosby

In some ways being a parent is like being an anthropologist who is studying a primitive and isolated tribe by living with them.

Lawrence Kutner

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