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Top 100 Quotes About Mean Parents

#1. Stephanie: I wouldn't mind a sister either
Tanith: Any chance of that happening?
Stephanie: I can't see what would be in it for my parents. I mean, they have the perfect daughter already - What more could they want? - Author: Derek Landy
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#2. The parents sat round watching, and in their crass faces - faces not harsh or evil, only blunted by ignorance and mean virtues - you could see a solemn approval, a solemn pleasure in the spectacle of sin rebuked. - Author: George Orwell
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#3. It's true that we are more open than our parents but that just means we accept sex and talk about it. It doesn't mean we are all jumping in bed together. - Author: Judy Blume
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#4. My parents mean well," Grace said. "They want me to succeed."
"Well of course," Mallory said. "They love you. But I'm thinking success and happiness don't get along. Sometimes you have to sacrifice one for the other. - Author: Jill Shalvis
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#5. We all miss people. I miss my parents, may they rest in peace. I miss my marriage when it was good. You don't have to stop missing. You just have to accept that missing doesn't mean you turn away your happiness. - Author: Juliette Fay
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#6. I played softball and basketball growing up. I really wanted to play football but both parents said no. I was mad for a second, then got over it. Now, just because I'm tall doesn't mean I can play basketball. I was waaaaay better at swinging a bat. - Author: Jordin Sparks
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#7. And children, if your parents haven't been teaching you what it means to be an American, let 'em know and nail 'em on it. That would be a very American thing to do. - Author: Ronald Reagan
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#8. Parents are by no means exempt from the intoxication of dominion. - Author: Samuel Johnson
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#9. To me, Slow parenting is about bringing balance into the home. Children need to strive and struggle and stretch themselves, but that does not mean childhood should be a race. Slow parents give their children plenty of time and space to explore the world on their own terms. - Author: Carl Honore
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#10. We want to raise the children the parents aren't raising. I think we want to press individuality on people, though that doesn't necessarily mean being like us. But, it doesn't mean that if you come dressed like us that you aren't being yourself. - Author: Twiggy
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#11. Sancho, when a man knows not how to read, or is left-handed, it argues one of two things; either that he was the son of exceedingly mean and lowly parents, or that he himself was so incorrigible and ill-conditioned that neither good company nor good teaching could make any impression on him. - Author: Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra
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#12. Valentine!"
"You mean father. I despise this modern habit of calling one's parents by their names."
"What I want to call you is a hell of a lot more unprintable than your name."
- Clary Fray and Valentine Morgenstern (City of Ashes) - Author: Cassandra Clare
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#13. Both parents passed away of the Gnats on their farm out in the wilds, sir, and he was raised by peas.' 'Surely you mean on peas, Mr Groat?' 'By peas, sir - Author: Terry Pratchett
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#14. I don't think anybody in my family meant there to be any pressure for me to write. But our parents were incredibly verbal and wrote for a living. The house was full of books, and we all grew up steeped in language. I mean, our mother recited poetry at the dinner table. - Author: Hallie Ephron
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#15. There's an African proverb: 'When death finds you, may it find you alive.' Alive means living your own damned life, not the life that your parents wanted, or the life some cultural group or political party wanted, but the life that your own soul wants to live. - Author: Michael Meade
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#16. Parents provide their children with genes as well as an environment, so the fact that talkative parents have kids with good language skills could simply mean that and that the same genes that make parents talkative make children articulate. - Author: Steven Pinker
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#17. My parents had this relationship that was really terrifying. I mean, the level of hatred that they had, and the level of physical abuse - my mother would beat up my father, basically - and I think I was drawn to images on television that were bright and reflective. - Author: Augusten Burroughs
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#18. Some parents damage their children, but that does not mean that all troubled children have incompetent parents. In - Author: Sue Klebold
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#19. I mean, I grew up with pretty down-to-earth, atheist parents, but I was born a Pisces. - Author: Melissa Auf Der Maur
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#20. I was born to argue ... I don't know why. I mean, from arguing with my teachers and, on occasions, my parents. I think I've mastered the art of argument at a fairly young age. - Author: Sean Hannity
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#21. My parents were very proud of me. After they passed, my career doesn't mean as much to me. - Author: Joyce Carol Oates
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#22. I was raised really strongly on The Beatles; they were huge in my family, my parents loved them, and they used to quiz me on who was singing which song, and we'd play certain records for certain events, and things like that. So I mean, they were sort of my introduction to pop music. - Author: Eric Hutchinson
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#23. Sometimes I really think people ought to have to pass a proper exam before they're allowed to be parents. Not just the practical, I mean. - Author: Terry Pratchett
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#24. I mean you got to thank your parents for giving you the right genes. - Author: Eric Heiden
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#25. 1988 I also received from the city of Vienna the cross of honour for art and science. These titles and the various honors mean a great deal to me, most of all for the reason that they would mean a great deal to my parents too. - Author: Leon Askin
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#26. Our children are counting on us to provide two things: consistency and structure. Children need parents who say what they mean, mean what they say, and do what they say they are going to do. - Author: Barbara Coloroso
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#27. It's time to place the market within a moral framework - even if that means standing up to companies who make life harder for parents and families. - Author: David Cameron
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#28. Some people have concerns about what it means to leave our responsibilities to robots. I think to some degree in every family, you've got siblings who disagree over the care for their parents. - Author: Jake Schreier
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#29. A parenting program should provide time for parents to clarify their own ideas about what it means to be an effective and successful parent. - Author: Timothy Carey
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#30. As a mom, I know it is my responsibility, and no one else's, to raise my kids. But we have to ask ourselves, what does it mean when so many parents are finding their best efforts undermined by an avalanche of advertisements aimed at our kids. - Author: Michelle Obama
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#31. Drift House: Susan's response to Queen Octavia's sarcasm in regards to fading memories ... "But we pass our memories on," she insisted. "I mean, from one generation to the next. Parents teach their children. They write things down, tell them stories
- Author: Dale Peck
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#32. Our public schools need to be in the control of parents and the community, as opposed to businessmen who see the $23 billion budget as a means to giving no-bid contracts to their cronies. - Author: Charles Barron
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#33. You do know what I mean about Mom. It's like she radios into headquarters for Dad's feelings when she senses hers need backup. - Author: Sara Levine
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#34. We must never make our parents sad, even if this means giving up everything that makes us happy.. - Author: Paulo Coelho
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#35. Surely, if my parents and older brother were awake now, that would mean that they would have remembered such an important date and, as soon as they saw me, congratulate me on living another year? Adele Rose, Awakening. - Author: Adele Rose
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#36. We're family," Alyss said.
Redd snorted. "Is that supposed to mean something?"
Family," Alyss said again, trying to convince herself more than Redd.
Don't talk to me about family! You were never disowned by your parents!"
I'd rather have been disowned by them then see them murdered. - Author: Frank Beddor
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#37. I've never had much sympathy for orphans, I mean, when I was their age I would have killed to have no parents to make me clean my room and stuff - Author: Zach Braff
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#38. So, yeah, I mean, there is something universal about that feeling - that 20-something, what the hell am I going to do with my life, I'm lost and my parents are freaking me out, and what's the point? Every generation has a way of making that unique, but there are certain universals of that feeling. - Author: Zach Braff
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#39. I grew up believing that my parents helped change the world. I was so in awe of them, and I wondered how I could measure up. I mean, how do you change the world - again? - Author: Tananarive Due
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#40. I mean, I - it's so funny, I am, you know, I am, you know, a working woman out in the world, but I still live with my parents half the time. I've been sort of taking this very long, stuttering period of moving out. - Author: Lena Dunham
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#41. I remember thinking that I'd way rather give my parents my money, and not have to like have them go to work anymore, you know what I mean. Because I'd way rather spend more time with them. - Author: Shaun White
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#42. I don't pretend to any exemption from the general lot of parental delusion-I mean that like most other parents I see my child through an atmosphere which illuminates, magnifies, and at the same time refines the object to a degree that amounts to a delusion ... - Author: Sara Coleridge
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#43. That whole business of having two homes, and that divided loyalty bind that kids get into. I mean, my parents were divorced - though I was adult - but I still grappled with being responsible to both of them. - Author: Jayne Anne Phillips
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#44. To be friends with God means to pray with simplicity, like children talking to their parents. - Author: Pope Francis
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#45. I mean, I must confess I don't own Harry Potter DVDs. My parents do. They have them all. And they like watching them. - Author: Matthew Lewis
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#46. If your parents left you, it doesn't mean that other people will also do it to you. - Author: Olga Goa
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#47. To me 'they lived happily ever after' means to be happy with yourself! My parents always taught me that being happy has to work without Prince Charming. My life is completed without a prince but it's nice of course to have someone who loves you and fights for you. - Author: Kristen Stewart
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#48. Here's how I think you can get your confidence back, kid: Work hard, know your shit, show your shit, and then feel entitled. Listen to no one except the two smartest and kindest adults you know, and that doesn't always mean your parents. If you do that, you will be fine. Now, - Author: Mindy Kaling
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#49. I think if we are actually going to accept our generation's responsibility, that's going to mean that we give our children no less retirement security than we inherited from our parents. - Author: Carol Moseley Braun
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#50. This chasm makes itself known to us in all kinds of ways. A little girl wanders home, at age seven, after being teased in school and asks her parents, "Are we niggers and what does this mean? - Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates
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#51. Just because a child doesn't have both parents raising him or her, doesn't mean that child becomes half the person they were meant to be. One wonderful parent can love enough for two, and love will always be the biggest influence in a child's life. - Author: Ron Baratono
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#52. I guess the only thing to do now is meet his parents. I'm sure they're decent people. I mean they gotta be if they named their son Gaylord Focker. - Author: Robert De Niro
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#53. What does "success" mean to you? Was Mother Teresa a "success"? Was your favorite teacher a "success"? Were your parents, grandparents, your pastor, your best friends a "success"? Success is as personal as a fingerprint or DNA; you must define it for yourself. - Author: Bob Teague
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#54. If I had to give advice about parents, it would be this: Value your relationships with them. Those relationships are what you stand for. Not only are we blessed to wear a uniform that says PHILLIES on the front, but we have our names on the back. That name means you're playing for your family. - Author: Jim Thome
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#55. Parents are supposed to instruct their kids. It doesn't mean they necessarily have that gift of teaching. - Author: Francis Chan
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#56. You know what I mean. I'm telling you I was stupid over it. I thought it was about trying so hard to survive that you didn't have the time to be a good parent. Obviously, that's not it. Because you and I, we're both ... wealthy in love. - Author: Maggie Stiefvater
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#57. I want parents out there to know that it's totally natural for kids to make believe and play games. It does not mean your child is going to be transgendered. And even if it were true, why is it such a horrible thing? - Author: Alexis Arquette
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#58. So now I'm thinking about it. I'm imagining sitting down with my parents and actually saying, "I'm gay." And you know what? It makes me a little mad. I mean, straight guys don't have to sit their parents down and tell them they like girls. - Author: Michael Thomas Ford
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#59. My parents are very competitive, so we are very competitive as kids. But it's a good kind of competition; it's not a jealousy. You always want to do your best, and if it can't be you, you want it to be your brother or your sister, you know what I mean? - Author: Janet Jackson
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#60. I still do lots of gigs where I'm the support act and people are chatting through my set, but I've got better at grabbing attention. I mean, my parents would play on bills with people like Judas Priest and get booed all the way through. But they stuck it out, got tough. - Author: Teddy Thompson
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#61. And there's a lot of that stuff with people bringing their kids, kids bringing their parents, people bringing their grandparents - I mean, it's gotten to be really stretched out now. It was never my intention to say, this is the demographics of our audience. - Author: Jerry Garcia
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#62. Percy," my father said, "what exactly do you mean?" "Kronos couldn't have risen if it hadn't been for a lot of demigods who felt abandoned by their parents," I said. "They felt angry, resentful, and unloved, and they had a good reason. - Author: Rick Riordan
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#63. Most children turn out badly because they have the wrong parental image. This doesn't mean their parents are criminal. It means they are boring and cruel. - Author: Hedy Lamarr
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#64. I love [my parents], but what if I could really talk to them? I mean, what if they had some answers? Or would that just be too weird? - Author: Paul Rudnick
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#65. You're wrong about one thing: fairy-tales do exist. Millions of existing parents read existing fairy-tales every night from existing books to kids who, funnily enough...'
'... exist, yeah, I know. I mean it's fantasy, not reality. - Author: Jonathan Dunne
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#66. A sense of solitude is one of the most beautiful things that parents can give a child. It doesn't mean leaving the child alone, but it does mean creating safe spaces where the child can be with other people. It does mean directing their attention to God. - Author: Henri Nouwen
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#67. They say that we are better educated than our parents' generation. What they mean is that we go to school longer. It is not the same thing. - Author: Richard Yates
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#68. I was very lucky in that my parents were very broad-minded. Because they had come from another country and hadn't been able to fulfill their dreams, they wanted me to be more of myself, if you know what I mean. - Author: Anne-Marie Duff
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#69. That's the difference between you and Greta. She has better things to do. She gets involved in clubs, activities. She has friends. But you? You slump around in that room of yours
- Author: Carol Rifka Brunt
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#70. I mean , I never even had to really come out to my parents. They always knew, and it was always okay. Or not even okay, better than that. Not something that had to be evaluated at all. It just was. Like having brown hair. - Author: Julie Buxbaum
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#71. You'd put our parents at risk for some piece of tail?" Ghleanna demanded.
"She saved my life."
"You can fight your own battles!"
"Not when I'm knocked out on my ass!"
"You mean knocked out on your fat ass!"
"My ass, like the rest of me, is perfection! - Author: G.A. Aiken
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#72. The biggest single problem of American parents today is the foolish idea that you just have to be a friend to your children. Kids need parents, not just another pal. This means being able and willing to say no, to challenge faulty thinking, and to expect accountability. - Author: Steve Biddulph
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#73. I mean when I was a kid, parents called the shots. Now I'm a parent, kids call the shots. So we get fucked coming and going. I can't believe this. - Author: Lionel Shriver
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#74. I mean, you can't have sex until you're married if you're Mormon. The first time I had sex, my parents found out. They were listening in on the phone while I was talking about sex to my girlfriend. They freaked out, man. They both cornered me in my bedroom. - Author: Bert McCracken
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#75. I once sacrificed my life to keep my parents' promiise. This means nothing to you, because to you promises mean nothing ... But later, she will forget her promise. She will forget she had a grandmother. - Author: Amy Tan
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#76. I can be pretty nasty. Not 'mean' nasty, but nasty by your parents' standards. But not by my parents' standards, because my parents were nasty for their day. - Author: Bridget Fonda
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#77. I wanted to be a poet. I had a really romantic idea about what that would mean. My parents knew some poets, and I liked how they dressed and acted, but I didn't really acknowledge that I only liked reading some bits of poetry while I was peeing or something. - Author: Lena Dunham
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#78. We're kind of wishing some parents would come back. And of course we're uneasy about the fact that we wish they'd come back - I mean, what's wrong with us? - Author: David Foster Wallace
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#79. As Korn go on, it's the same things - bad childhoods and mean moms. It gets too old after a while. How old is Jonathan? Thirty? How long has it been since he lived with his parents? - Author: Chino Moreno
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#80. Because when does anybody really grow up? I mean, I feel more grown up now, more in a place of solidity and peace. But I think a lot of people take on these roles as parents, or husband or wife, and immediately think 'That's it. I'm grown up now. Done.' - Author: Priscilla Ahn
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#81. You know, this isn't how I imagined meeting Sophie's first real boyfriend."

"Mom."

Archer gave me a little squeeze. "You mean I'm the first guy your parents have rescued from an enchanted island via use of a magic mirror? I feel so special."

~ Grace, Sophie, Archer - Author: Rachel Hawkins
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#82. I have great respect for my parents. I got such beautiful things from both of them. It doesn't mean that we didn't have our rough times, but they were remarkable people who were open-minded, creative and hard-working, and had great senses of humor. - Author: Patti Smith
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#83. No matter what, your parents are going to worry about you. I had a tour bus, and my mother still thought I was broke. Remember: It's your life, not theirs. Just because your parents sent you to college doesn't mean they bought the rest of your life. - Author: Lewis Black
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#84. Children in dysfunctional homes at risk of abuse are kept in danger for too long because politically correct rules mean we won't challenge unfit parents. - Author: Michael Gove
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#85. If you get offended by words - by noises we make with our mouths - it means you were raised by bad parents. - Author: Doug Stanhope
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#86. That was the rule that you never mixed up troubles at home with life at school. When parents were poor or ignorant or mean, or even just didn't believe in having a TV set, it was up to their kids to protect them. - Author: Katherine Paterson
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#87. My childhood was rough, we were poor and my parents were alcoholics, but nobody was mean. I knew I was loved. We were on welfare, but I never felt abandoned or unloved. - Author: Carol Burnett
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#88. You're born, you know, the wrong names, wrong parents. I mean, that happens. You call yourself what you want to call yourself. This is the land of the free. - Author: Bob Dylan
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#89. I hated being a child because to be a child means that you are essentially the property of your parents, benevolently or not. - Author: Molly Crabapple
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#90. People are always talking about love like it's something everyday. People say they love their parents, but what does that mean? - Author: Melvin Burgess
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#91. I'm lucky that I've never been bullied personally. There are always going to be kids who are mean and say stuff, but the people that matter to you - the people you love, like your parents, your siblings, and your friends - those are the people you should listen to. - Author: Kendall Jenner
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#92. I think the shyness one feels in childhood is often overcome with time. There are children who hide behind their parents' legs, but you don't see grown-ups hiding behind people. It just doesn't happen. I mean, not that often. People develop social skills over time. - Author: Susan Cain
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#93. It's okay to grow up, it's just slowing down that's the scary part. Running out of time. It's okay to grow up, but it doesn't mean you have to become like your parents. - Author: Billie Joe Armstrong
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#94. Studies introduced ideas such as the theory that parents pushing their children to play with gendered toys meant children learned to act a certain way according to whether they were a boy or a girl, which was then taken to mean they were "naturally" feminine/masculine. - Author: Harriet Dyer
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#95. I mean I have a project that I have been wanting to make for quite a while now; and basically, it's a story of my parents growing up in the Lower East Side. - Author: Martin Scorsese
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#96. Obviously a child can never conceive solitude if his parents aren't living it somewhere themselves. I don't mean that to be alone you have to get down on your knees for an hour in a yoga posture. - Author: Henri Nouwen
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#97. Let your boys test their wings. They may not be eagles, but that doesn't mean they shouldn't soar free. - Author: C.J. Milbrandt
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#98. Parents fuck you up. They don't mean to but they do. - Author: Philip Larkin
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#99. PEOPLE USED to be connected to one another all the time. That's what my parents told me. Everyone had phones and computers. Everyone called and kept in touch. They used to be everything, these things that are barely remembered now. These things that mean nothing to me. - Author: Lauren DeStefano
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#100. I wasn't raised very religiously because my parents went to Catholic school, but I do believe in God very much. I just never gave God a name, if you know what I mean. I hope I haven't let Him down regardless. - Author: Stephen Chbosky
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