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I was a terrible father. The most I ever did for my children was to teach them chess. At least they got that.
My father was a tailor, my mother a machinist.
I wish either my father or my mother, or indeed both of them, as they were in duty both equally bound to it, had minded what they were about when they begot me.
Except for the title 'father,' there is no title, including 'vice president,' that I am more proud to wear than that of United States senator.
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!'
I'm more comfortable with whatever's wrong with me than my father was whenever he felt he failed or didn't measure up to the standard he set.
My father was an exceptionally strong influence on me.
My father could be very witty, even if the humor was always on the darker side of irony.
My father belonged to a Jewish social club.
I grew up with my father, so I know more about cars than most women.
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.
Oh, Mrs. Churchill, do come over, someone has killed father.
Lizzie Andrew Borden
I inherited my father's insatiable desire to meet all the beautiful girls in the world.
Oscar Hammerstein was a surrogate father during all those many days, and weeks and months when I didn't see my own father.
We really were a very musical family. Father managed to buy us a small pump organ, and I just loved this instrument.
I expected to be a farmer like my father and brothers. Life seemed pleasant and orderly.
My father, if anything, first and last, was a man of words. He loved stories; he didn't live for stories, exactly, but I think he lived through stories. I think, like many writers, he loved stories about things he had experienced as much as, if not more than, he loved the experiences themselves.
Henry Louis Gates
I mean, my father was killed when I was six. And I only have tiny, tiny flashes of memory.
Kristin Scott Thomas
My father, who died a few years ago, was a good, simple, very honest man. His faith and affection for his family was just unassailable, without question.
David Ogden Stiers
He was not a runner, my father, but he was quick. I always remember it was very difficult to escape from him when he was angry. If he wanted to beat us he would always catch us. Even me, he could always catch me.
I must have got my detailed, obsessive streak from my father, who was an English teacher, because my mother wasn't like me at all.
Just like my father, I've always loved education. In school I was a member of the honor society.
I wasn't anything special as a father. But I loved them and they knew it.
Sammy Davis, Jr.
If I'm going for advice for anything in my life, I go straight to my father because he has the answers.
God the Father, the supreme Architect, had already built this cosmic home we behold, the most sacred temple of His godhead, by the laws of His mysterious wisdom.
Giovanni Pico della Mirandola
My father was a clergyman and always said: 'Hate the sin but love the sinner.'
My father was a Party member and he was a pretty high rank military officer under the colonel, junior colonel, I don't know the term. He was a total Stalinist. A bit with a streak of anti-Semitism and very shrewd man, a very kind of nervous man.
Soviet regime in a way deprived me from my childhood in my homeland, because my father was in military, and after the Yalta agreement he was sent to teach in military academy in Riga, and I was born then.
We lived, until I was 12 or so, in communal apartment with five different families and the same kitchen, in two little - my brother and me and my parents. It was hell, but it was a common thing. My father was not general or admiral, but he was colonel. He was teaching in military academy military topography.
My father never talked about the sacrifices that the family made for me.
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