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My mother was right when she said that turning pro would take away my youth.
My mother wanted me to be friends only with children she considered socially suitable.
I love the classic crooners, but I got that from my mother - she worked in a record store.
At 15, I knew someone whose mother cooked macrobiotic, so I persuaded my mother to go macrobiotic with me.
I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph.
I have my mother who is an Irish-Italian, and my father who is African, so I have the taste buds of an Italian and the spice of an African.
My mother was one of seven girls whose parents went to bed hungry so their children wouldn't. My father lost his mother when he was nine. He left school and went to work for the next 70 years. They emigrated to America with little more than the hope of a better life.
The only thing I have to go by is what my mother and father told me, how I was brought up.
My parents were early converts to Christianity in my part of Nigeria. They were not just converts; my father was an evangelist, a religious teacher. He and my mother traveled for thirty-five years to different parts of Igboland, spreading the gospel.
Leisure is the Mother of Philosophy.
When I was a kid, my mother told me that if you could not be a good loser, then there's no way you could be a good winner.
My mother was determined to make us independent. When I was four years old, she stopped the car a few miles from our house and made me find my own way home across the fields. I got hopelessly lost.
I didn't grow up with my mother, and so losing her for real was like, some sort of latent childhood, some sort of unresolved issue. When she left for real, it was sort of like, I was done.
My mother and I parting company at four years old is a recurring theme; although it's not symbolically necessarily present, it's present in all my relationships.
When I decide to become a mother I will just be that. That will be really important to me.
Mother Nature may be forgiving this year, or next year, but eventually she's going to come around and whack you. You've got to be prepared.
When I got back to my father and mother and was sitting up there in our tepee, my face was still all puffed and my legs and arms were badly swollen; but I felt good all over and wanted to get right up and run around.
My mother had to send me to the movies with my birth certificate, so that I wouldn't have to pay the extra fifty cents that the adults had to pay.
Life is a corrupting process from the time a child learns to play his mother off against his father in the politics of when to go to bed; he who fears corruption fears life.
Among the best traitors Ireland has ever had, Mother Church ranks at the very top, a massive obstacle in the path to equality and freedom. She has been a force for conservatism... to ward off threats to her own security and influence.
Poverty may be the mother of crime, but lack of good sense is the father.
Jean de la Bruyere
I have different hats; I'm a mother, I'm a woman, I'm a human being, I'm an artist and hopefully I'm an advocate. All of those plates are things I spin all the time.
As a mother, you have that impulse to wish that no child should ever be hurt, or abused, or go hungry, or not have opportunities in life.
Being a mother is quite tiring. There's not much time to do anything. You just rush around and it's hard work.
I grew up in the sixties watching B.B. King and Tito Puente and Miles Davis and Coltrane, everybody, Marvin Gaye, Jimi. And at the same time, with my left eye I was watching Dolores Huerta, Cesar Chavez, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Mother Teresa.
Proving I'm a good mother is the one achievement I'm most proud of. It's brought out the best in me.
Because I am a mother, I am capable of being shocked: as I never was when I was not one.
My mother was a personal friend of God's. They had ongoing conversations.
My mother answers all my fan mail.
When I did make the decision to focus on acting, I think my mother was just relieved for me that I had finally started to focus.
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