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My mother wanted me to be friends only with children she considered socially suitable.
I was a child, and my mother was psychotic. She loved me, but I didn't really feel I had a mother. And when you live with somebody who is paranoid and thinks you're trying to kill them all the time, you tend to feel a little betrayed.
The dirty little secret is that I grew up in a household where there were no carbohydrates allowed, ever. No cookies, no bread, no potatoes, no rice. My mother was very extreme in terms of what she served. Since I left home more than 40 years ago, I've been making it right for myself.
My mom was a medical photographer, but on the side, she did a before-and-after glam photography business in the house. She would do makeup and hair - and I was her assistant.
I spent my whole life helping my mother carry around her psychic trunks like a bitter bellhop. So a great load was lifted when she died, and my life was much easier.
My mom's hot. I mean she's old, but my mom's out of control.
The average housewife goes to the restaurant to relax and enjoy the food. But when Eva walks in, she becomes the center of attention.
When a woman reaches twenty-six in America, she's on the slide. It's downhill all the way from then on. It doesn't give you a tremendous feeling of confidence and well-being.
Now, it's true I married my wife for her looks... but not the ones she's been givin' me lately.
My very first recollection of life on earth was waking up in bed with my mother, and she was showing me a picture of my father, Charles Jackson, with a group of soldiers.
People say Malala's voice is being sold to the world. But I see it as Malala's voice reaching the world and resonating globally. You should think about what is behind Malala's voice. What is she saying? I am only talking about education, women's rights, and peace.
Hermione uses all these big long tongue twister words. I don't know what she's going on about half the time!
I was about to meet Beyonce, and I had a full-blown anxiety attack. Then she popped in looking gorgeous, and said, 'You're amazing! When I listen to you I feel like I'm listening to God.'
There's quite a lot of bad stuff written about me. My wife even says a lot of bad stuff about me. But she is wonderful.
Dakota Fanning is a child, but she is a wonderful actor. I don't know what a child actor is. She's an actor who's a child.
Oprah's got good politics, she's got a good heart, and she'll have us all up Jazzercising at six in the morning. This cannot be a bad thing, and reading a book while we're Jazzercising. So America would be better off if Oprah were president.
My wife holds the kite strings that let me go 'weeeeeee', then she reels me back in.
And I asked my mother about it; I said, 'Is there something wrong?' She said, 'God... God makes people. You understand that, don't you?' And I said, 'Yeah!' She said, 'Who makes a rainbow?" I said, 'God.' She said, 'I never presumed to tell anyone who could make a rainbow what color to make children.'
My style icons were Gwen Stefani, when she was in No Doubt, and then Shirley Manson in Garbage.
If you have your wife, and you are proud of something she's done, wouldn't you go and support her in something? That is what I was trying to do.
If I tried to flirt with a woman and she didn't know who I was, she would run away.
'She Wolf,' by Shakira, makes you want to let go of your inhibitions and jam.
My mother was the first singer I had contact with. She sang constantly to us around the house, in church.
When I pontificate, it sounds so, you know, Oh, well, she's preaching. I'm not preaching, but I think maybe I learned it from my animal friends. Kindness and consideration of somebody besides yourself. I think that keeps you feeling young. I really do.
If you saw Queen Elizabeth it would be amazing, she came from another planet. She was so attractive in what she was wearing.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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