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Maybe it was the home tutoring, or the late start to formal schooling, or an overly cautious and protective upbringing, but in any case, I never became a talkative person. As an adult, I am not always comfortable in social gatherings with small talk. I must have inherited my father's gentle nature.
Charles K. Kao
I had such a great upbringing in Puerto Rico, and it was just a very normal life.
I didn't grow up in a regular upbringing. I ended up at my grandmother's house past a certain age, so I took care of things myself. I moved out of home when I was 16.
In some ways, I had a traditional 'old South' upbringing, meaning that I spent some time in a military school, and acquired an inoculum of the military ethic that is still with me today: honor, duty, loyalty.
E. O. Wilson
I had a very strict upbringing with my dad and was very close to my mum, who was extremely loving.
My upbringing was solid because of the people I had around me.
It always helps to have a bit of prayer in your back pocket. At the end of the day, you have to have something, and for me, that is God, Jesus, my Catholic upbringing, my faith.
I was fortunate enough to have an upbringing that made me more accepting of who I am.
My upbringing was so middle-class and repressed. It wasn't until I was placed in Lunghua that I met anyone from any other social strata. When I did, I found them colossally vital.
J. G. Ballard
I was sucked into this vortex of a very conservative upbringing.
Now I can look back and say I actually like the upbringing I had and my father was very attentive and a great educator.
My upbringing has given me sympathy for the idea of isolation and what it is to be a new person in the room, where everyone else has some amount of familiarity and comfort.
I guess I had what you could call an unconventional upbringing.
It's important to show children love, affection and balance and invest time in their moral upbringing.
The faith I was born into formed me. I come from a missionary family - I grew up in China - and in my case, my religious upbringing was positive. Of course, not everyone has this experience. I know many of my students are what I have come to think of as wounded Christians or wounded Jews.
I would never wish my upbringing on anyone... but I wouldn't take it back for the world.
What I took back, because of my exposure to the Jewish music of the 30s and the 40s in my upbringing with my father, was that kind of theatrical songwriting. It was always a part of my character. This desire to make people laugh.
It was deeply important for me to understand where Mandela came from. Because we know where he was going, and that's a famous story, but who was he? Where did he come from? What was his upbringing?
I did improv for about 10 years professionally, and before that, I had done it in high school as part of an improv team. It was definitely a big part of my upbringing.
I had a strong, really good upbringing, not puritanical.
My parents couldn't be looser. It was the ultimate laissez faire upbringing.
Because of my upbringing, I believe in things like limited government, fiscal responsibility and personal accountability. I believe in the wisdom of our founders and the sanctity of our Constitution.
What good is my parents' wealth and education and upbringing if I'm not contributing to the world?
During the first 10 years of my life, while my parents were married, I enjoyed a privileged upbringing. After their divorce, my life was difficult.
I mean, I didn't have a huge upbringing with movies, I guess.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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