Here we have the best Kids Quotes from famous authors such as Andrew Vachss, Rick Rubin, Kendall Jenner, Sylvia Earle, Foster Friess. Find the perfect quotation from our collection.
The best scientists and explorers have the attributes of kids! They ask question and have a sense of wonder. They have curiosity. ‘Who, what, where, why, when, and how!’ They never stop asking questions, and I never stop asking questions, just like a five year old.
The kids that are different and out there and expressive and are bold with those choices, those are the people that grow up to be people we all want to hang out with, that become celebrities or become really successful in what they do because they believe in who they are.
When my kids were young, we could move and experience different countries and, in my case, different clubs and different football, but there is a moment when they need some stability.
I took my kids everywhere. I didn’t have money for child care, so I took them to college with me and they sat in the hallway.
Never raise your hand to your kids. It leaves your groin unprotected.
It was like a cliche for the parents in my hometown to let their kids watch ‘Friends.’ I had no interest at first, because I could not understand a word.
My ultimate life dream project is my kids. My family.
It’s not easy to walk out on a marriage and two young kids, and it’s the most difficult thing I’ve ever had to do.
Some kids win the lottery at birth; far too many don’t – and most people have a hard time catching up over the rest of their lives. Children raised in disadvantaged environments are not only much less likely to succeed in school or in society, but they are also much less likely to be healthy adults.
Before I had Toma, I was one of those people who had no interest in other people’s kids. I was. ‘Don’t hand me that baby!’
I think I have got comfort, beautiful kids; I can do whatever I want, travel around the world… I know it’s sounding very materialistic, but it’s been a comfortable life.
Just like food, you could think peanut butter is your favorite food for 5,000 years and then be like, ‘I actually like burgers better’, you know? I was just trying to say that kids and people in general don’t have to label themselves and say, ‘I’m straight‘ or ‘I’m gay‘ or ‘I’m whatever.’
When I’m around the kids I feel like I act the most grown-up just because you’re supposed to. And I say things, like every other day, that remind me of my own parents.
I love my kids. I’m crazy about them.
Kids don’t even read comic books anymore. They’ve got more important things to do – like video games.
To me, the most shocking thing about grit is how little we know, how little science knows, about building it. Every day, parents and teachers ask me, ‘How do I build grit in kids? What do I do to teach kids a solid work ethic? How do I keep them motivated for the long run?’ The honest answer is, I don’t know.
Kids don’t know what life was like without cell phones.
I’m just an actor, and if I can leave something behind that my kids will be proud of, then that’s what I want. I don’t want my kids to be embarrassed by anything I’ve done.
I tell my kids and I tell proteges, always have humility when you create and grace when you succeed, because it’s not about you. You are a terminal for a higher power. As soon as you accept that, you can do it forever.
I’m not a perfect mom, but I’m perfect for my kids.
I’m not a role model… Just because I dunk a basketball doesn’t mean I should raise your kids.
I had two major activities as a child. I was trying to put on shows with kids in my street, or I was drawing. Actually, what I’m doing now is exactly what I was doing then. Either I’m drawing, or I’m gathering people for a common project. The only difference is that now they are paying me for that.
For those of you who aren’t aware I am Jewish, the name might have given it away, and there were no other Jewish kids on my football team, so it was an adjustment for me because the kids didn’t exactly love the fact that there was a Jewish kid taking their spot.
Kids are smart. Knowledge is power. Let them figure things out. Don’t turn into that grown-up who they won’t come to.
I don’t want to make movies for kids, and I don’t want to make movies for adults either.
Cooking with kids is not just about ingredients, recipes, and cooking. It’s about harnessing imagination, empowerment, and creativity.
As individuals, people are inherently good. I have a somewhat more pessimistic view of people in groups. And I remain extremely concerned when I see what’s happening in our country, which is in many ways the luckiest place in the world. We don’t seem to be excited about making our country a better place for our kids.
My parenting philosophy pretty much boils down to this: I love my kids; I tolerate yours. Mine just make common, age-appropriate mistakes – phases, let’s call them – while your kids are completely undisciplined and probably need counseling.
It has become an accepted tenet that kids will rarely listen to their parents but seldom fail to imitate them. Communicating the message has never been a good substitute for ‘showing up‘ and embodying the message.
In my divorce, I stood up and said to my ex-wife, ‘Hey, I messed up. This had nothing to do with you. I didn’t understand what marriage was. I cheated. I was wrong. We couldn’t fix it; it got worse. I stepped away because I didn’t want it to get any worse. You’re the mother of my kids – I don’t want to hate you.’
Kids of this day and age know you don’t necessarily have to specialize in one sport no matter how much society and your coaches are pushing you towards that.
I’m human, I’m not perfect. I make mistakes all the time, but I guess my job is to keep those mistakes to myself, which I’m already fine doing and just try to be the best I can be for those kids.
My girlfriend is rap. Music and albums and records and my kids.
The mass audience doesn’t want to see you if you aren’t perfect. If you don’t look a certain way, if you don’t have big pecs and great skin and the perfect eyes. And it’s unfortunate, because kids are growing up with body image dysmorphia because not everyone is represented on the screen.
For me it’s about supporting our Indigenous kids and completing that whole journey: early childhood, primary school, high school, university and then career. I want to be a part of that process all the way, wearing lots of different hats.
I was brutally bullied in school. I had short hair and buck teeth and kids would call out to me in the most nasty ways possible.
I think private school is much better at customer service and making the parents feel better, especially in Los Angeles. It’s almost like a spa for the parents where you drop your kids off, where they give you a beautifully baked thing and let the parents write their own newsletter about global warming.
Cartoons make kids happy, and that’s a great feeling.
Ultimately this issue is on us. We’re the ones who make the decisions about what our kids eat.
By expediting the use of the 1619 Project, our schools are coming perilously close to cementing existing inequality, rather than giving kids the chance to escape it.
My kids and wife love Chicago, especially the kids.
I’m proud to have a small part in the growth of hockey in D.C., but our organization does so much every day to get young kids to play hockey and I’m always appreciative of that.
I am always fascinated by the way kids create their own world. That is something I am very attentive to anywhere I go.
My kids are not known, and I think that is very important. So far they have lived a normal life, and will continue to do so. I feel they should have the possibility to live a free life without the burden of fame I have created.
I need to work to support myself and my kids. No one pays for my support.
The fact is that my mother is a cop and generally kids of cops are a little different from their parents – they tend to be quiet. In my case, I was never interested in joining the police force, because right from my childhood I have seen the challenges in a cop’s life.
I had been carpooling kids for 33 years.
I love everything about my job, except being away from the kids.
If I did one thing, I made cooking rock n’ roll: I made it sexy. I made young kids from rich backgrounds want to come into my world.
I went to law school. And I became a prosecutor. I took on a specialty that very few choose to pursue. I prosecuted child abuse and child homicide cases. Cases that were truly gut-wrenching. But standing up for those kids, being their voice for justice was the honor of a lifetime.
Your kids might feel more apt to try some art of their own after viewing contemporary works that are far less intimidating than those of the Old Masters.
My heart bleeds, goes out for families with kids with autism.
I do envision myself having kids one day, and I always wanted a little girl.
Kids can’t build a marble statue at home. But I’ve had parents tell me that, after an exhibit, their kids immediately dug out their Lego kits and disappeared for three days.
I like kids’ work more than work by real artists any day.
We look at science as something very elite, which only a few people can learn. That’s just not true. You just have to start early and give kids a foundation. Kids live up, or down, to expectations.
The best thing we can do to save the planet is set a good example for our kids at home.
As kids, our experiences shape our opinions of ourselves and the world around us, and that’s who we become as adults.
I like my airplane. It’s as much a part of me as anything but my wife and kids.
I am very fortunate I can send my kids to private school, but everybody does not have the money. If you cannot get your kid in a good school today, your kids are going to be behind the eight ball.
I would say my greatest achievement in life right now – my greatest achievement period is – and I’m still trying to achieve it – is to be a wonderful father to my kids.
Sometimes random things that you wouldn’t think mean anything mean so much to them. With kids, you can say, ‘Let’s go pick some flowers‘ or ‘There’s a snail. Let’s investigate that.’
If we talk about the environment, for example, we have to talk about environmental racism – about the fact that kids in South Central Los Angeles have a third of the lung capacity of kids in Santa Monica.
You always hear people say that having kids changes everything, but you can’t fully realize it until you have children yourself.
Let’s teach kids, at the kindergarten level, what the contributions of people of color were to building the United States of America.
Sporting competitions seem to be what we obsess over, frankly. So if we can put engineering, science, technology into a format of healthy, fun competition, we can attract all sorts of kids that might not see the kind of activity we do as accessible or rewarding.
The success of ‘The Simpsons‘ really opened doors. It showed that if you were working in animation you didn’t necessarily have to be working in kids’ television.
I could live without my phone. And one thing I’d love to do is experience having the freedom that kids had back in the ’80s.
When I was a youth, to be called ‘African’ was a diss. At school, the African kids used to lie and say they were Jamaican. So when I first came in the game, and I’m saying lyrics like, ‘I make Nigerians proud of their tribal scars/ My bars make you push up your chest like bras,’ that was a big deal for me.
When I was old enough to realize all meat was killed, I saw it as an irrational way of using our power, to take a weaker thing and mutilate it. It was like the way bullies would take control of younger kids in the schoolyard.
It’d be stupid for me to sit here and say that there aren’t kids who look up to me, but my responsibility is not to them. I’m not a baby sitter.
It’s really hard to figure out what they need to know. And that’s parenting, in general. It’s hard to figure out what would benefit your kids and what would just make them needlessly frightened.
Don’t underestimate your kids. Don’t be condescending, because they’re children but they’re not stupid.
The youth are very important to me, they’re the next generation, but I want to instill in kids, even in playing, that it’s never too late and there’s no right or wrong way to do anything.
To me, having kids is the ultimate job in life. I want to be most successful at being a good father.
I’d like to work with kids in special education – younger kids.
When you talk about *NSYNC or Backstreet Boys – we were like the New Kids, and New Kids were like the Bee Gees. But Girl Radical will be the first ones, and that’s a crazy idea. That’s what got us so excited.
I’ve always had a strong love and a sense of care for kids. And the one thing is evident and is so true – the kids are our future.
Kids always act up the most before they go to sleep.
Here’s something that’s interesting if you look at basic metrics or numbers in this country – 71% of African-American men: no dad at home. No disciplinarian. Fathers are often the louder voice, the disciplinarian. Many of those kids don’t grow up with a dad.
I understand that kids look up to me, that some people might have gotten sober because of me.
We are telling our kids that nature is in the past and it probably doesn’t count anymore, the future is in electronics, the boogeyman is in the woods, and playing outdoors is probably illicit and possibly illegal.
I am an Air Force brat who grew up at various Air Force bases. I changed six schools in about five years and got stability for the first time when I was sent to a boarding school, Rishi Valley. I lived outside of a cantonment-style living and was among an eclectic mix of kids and got exposed to books and other things.
I’m a very traditional person. The tattoos are about my grandmother dying and they tell the story about my mother and father, my brothers and my sister, my kids. It’s pretty much a family tree on my arm with my life in football too.
Music is the major form of communication. It’s the commonest vibration, the people’s news broadcast, especially for kids.
We can either be governed by fear – fear of immigrants, fear of Muslims, call the press the enemy of the people, tear kids away from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border – or we can be governed by our ambitions and our aspirations and our desire to make the most out of all of us. And that’s America at its best.
My mom Marina and I were poor and hungry. We could sometimes not afford to eat – seriously. We lived together in a small town, called Berdyansk, in Ukraine. I was an only child. I don’t think we would have survived if there had been more kids.
As my kids grow up, I think a lot about the lessons and values I want to impart to them. More than any particular skill or even financial support, I believe perseverance and resilience will serve them best, regardless of what curveball life inevitably throws them.
I went to an all-girls’ Catholic school for, like, six years during the time when kids actually had handwriting class. I’ve always had a propensity for getting the cursive down pretty well.
There’s so many kids who only know me from the video game.
I’m very careful about how I portray violence in my films. I do believe that violence, especially violent video games, are not a good thing for young kids.
If you look at little kids and wild animals, these are two groups of things that whenever I’m with them forces me to be in the moment.
I keep track of my kids sometimes with social media. I have to check TMZ every morning to see what’s going on, and then at night, I go to bed with Snapchat.
I want to work with kids and help develop them, show them the right way, the right morals and attitude into how to become a better footballer. Australia has many different cultures but I’d like to bring in the indigenous style, bring their competitiveness, athleticism and raw ability into the frame.
That excitement on the court, I’m the same way off the court. I like to have fun, meet people; I like to give high-fives to the kids courtside. Just have fun. That’s kind of my personality, that’s how I’ve been.
Cigars, cigarettes, and hookah tobacco are all smoked tobacco – addictive and deadly. We need effective action to protect our kids from struggling with a lifelong addiction to nicotine.
Sometimes, if you don’t have kids yourself, it’s assumed you won’t understand or know how to play a mom, which is kind of silly if you think about it.
When I was growing up, I never really ate vegetables. I was just a hot dog, hamburger, French fry person like most kids.
Maybe it’s because I was an only child, but I’ve always wanted kids.
Housing Works is the coolest thrift store in the world, because not only are they the best thrift store – they’re not the most thrifty thrift store – but they have amazing stuff and all of their proceeds go directly to kids, mostly homeless kids, living with AIDS and HIV in New York, in the metropolitan area.
When we are kids, we imagine that to define ourselves or to find ourselves means charting your own individuality, making your own destiny, and actually running away from your parents and your home and what you grew up with. Of course, as the years go on, we come to find that we become our parents.
A good teacher who can take the zero pay and help kids develop physically, emotionally, socially, is literally an angel.
Being parents suits us. Having kids has been the best thing for both of us.
I have been blessed with a bunch of great kids, grandchildren, and daughters-in-law. It’s been a great life. I know I am probably in the fourth quarter, but I am hoping for triple overtime.
Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing up is like shoveling the walk before it stops snowing.
Mentality is where the success is. I will teach the kids how to think in a positive way.
When it comes to women, there has been a tendency to define women in sports in the context of their relationships – they watch games because their husbands watch. They’re interested because their kids play a sport. They buy tickets to a sporting event because it’s a way to spend time with family.
Housekeeping is incredibly difficult with three kids. I’m trying to be more relaxed. You’ll go insane if you try to have a picture-book house.
Every cliche about kids is true; they grow up so quickly, you blink and they’re gone, and you have to spend the time with them now. But that’s a joy.
I have seven kids. I want to watch my kids grow up. I want to participate in their activities. There’s a lot I wanted to accomplish beyond football. It all starts with making sure my heart’s healthy.
Let children read whatever they want and then talk about it with them. If parents and kids can talk together, we won’t have as much censorship because we won’t have as much fear.
All my kids were raised on computers: They were home-schooled on the Internet, so they’re pretty good at that stuff. And I’m proud of them, but I don’t really keep up with it.
The average Indian doesn’t care about Hollywood movies because they have far too many movies of their own to watch, to miss, and I hope a story like ‘Million Dollar Arm,’ that is actually about India and deals with these two Indian kids, resonates over there and makes people want to go and see the movie.
I can’t wait to have kids. I want so many. I want to adopt and have my own.
I love my kids as individuals, not as a herd, and I do have a herd of children: I have seven kids.
The thing is, acoustic could be like a four-letter word to a lot of kids.
Every child’s taste is different. Don’t worry if they’re not reading ‘War and Peace‘ at age 12. First, build a good foundation and a positive attitude about reading by letting them pick the stories they enjoy. Make friends with a bookseller or librarian. They are a wealth of information on finding books that kids enjoy.
I love kids. I was a kid myself, once.
You name your kids something and then they grow up and fulfil that role.
In Chicago, you have an absence of strong family units, and that absence gets filled by gangs. You have a failure in the school system, after-school programs and other social programs to help keep kids off the streets. Amnesty International speaks to that in some way, by keeping these issues in the forefront.
We have these weapons of mass destruction on every street corner, and they’re called donuts, cheeseburgers, French fries, potato chips, junk food. Our kids are living on a junk food diet.
You know what I worry about? I worry that kids today don’t have enough time to just sit and daydream.
What bothers me the most are the Republicans and the Democrats: they act like little kids. They are lying to real people out here trying to get through life.
Kids: they dance before they learn there is anything that isn’t music.
I do like to work. I have my kids’ books that I do, I have movies that I do, and I model.
I do realise and understand very well on a profound level how lucky I am and what a privileged position it is and what it’s done ultimately for me, my family and my kids. But at the same time, there are moments in a man’s life when you just kind of want to feel somewhat normal.
When you have kids, you see what’s important.
We really want our kids, and our youth, to understand that one, knowledge is power, and two, you don’t have to be shy about being educated, and being ahead of the learning curve.
Whenever I meet children’s parents, they complain that the kids don’t sleep until they listen to my whistle baja song! My songs have captivated the kids.
Lots of people with little kids or babies with Down syndrome tell me they aren’t afraid of the future for their child because of what I am doing to help people understand it better.
I’m one of those tall, lanky, awkward kids.
Music rhythms are mathematical patterns. When you hear a song and your body starts moving with it, your body is doing math. The kids in their parents’ garage practicing to be a band may not realize it, but they’re also practicing math.
Kids instinctively know – although they will argue to the contrary – that they really are not mature enough to make good decisions on some important issues.
I’ve grown up with kids watching me and as they’re growing up, I’m growing up.
I think horror or science fiction is another way of telling a modern myth – it’s like Ancient Greece; it’s like kids couldn’t wait for the next ‘Orpheus’ story, the next ‘Jason and the Argonauts.’
You can’t be a real man if you don’t look out for your kids. They need you.
No matter how good you are, at some point your kids are gonna have to create their own independence and think that Mom and Dad aren’t cool, just to establish themselves. That’s what adolescence is about. They’re gonna go through that no matter what.
Timid salesmen have skinny kids.
I think about the milestones from my childhood and what it will be like to watch our kids go through them. Taking Riley to her first day of school was a whirlwind. I can’t imagine what middle school is going to be like, and high school, and graduation.
I have to say, I have to tell you that my kids had a most marvelous time having two moms. When my daughter was at university, she got flu. And both mums rushed to be with her. And we were both looking after her and making soup and tidying up. And one of her friends came in and went, ‘Two mums? Not fair.’
I loved raising my kids. I loved the process, the dirt of it, the tears of it, the frustration of it, Christmas, Easter, birthdays, growth charts, pediatrician appointments. I loved all of it.
The reason why people still come to Tech N9ne shows is because they never know what to expect. They know it’s gonna be something wild. From generation to generation, I’ve seen it. The parents are bringing the kids, and then the kids start comin’ themselves. It’s crazy, man.
As you get older, you have more responsibilities; you have more commitments, more events, kids, you’re married now. You still have all the things that you’ve had, plus you just keep adding.
I want to be an independent woman who falls in love, finds a great partner for her lifetime, has kids and kind of does it all. I’d like to have it all.
I get a thrill meeting kids who are into alternative music.
I love being around kids. When I see a kid that wants to talk to me or wants my autograph, I see myself in them. I just want to be a good example and be very approachable and want them to know that I’m just a regular guy, too.
Today, I have two kids of my own and I talk about the challenges of being a celebrity wife, mom and my kids too.
All parents are an embarrassment to their kids. Often, grandparents are the relief. Kids don’t have to resist you.
DJ Envy‘s definitely talk about me, but I’m one of many. I was under the assumption that he had kids but wasn’t actually married. I found out around the time that I started filming ‘Love & Hip Hop.’ After I found out, I was still in shock because we were together for so long.
Kids really don’t care about what their friends look like.
This is what people don’t understand: obesity is a symptom of poverty. It’s not a lifestyle choice where people are just eating and not exercising. It’s because kids – and this is the problem with school lunch right now – are getting sugar, fat, empty calories – lots of calories – but no nutrition.
You don’t hear many stories about people who grow up, have normal lives, pay taxes and pay bills, have mortgages and have kids. You hear stories about Billy the Kid for a reason.
I know when I have kids, when I’m older, I’m going to encourage them to play sports because I think it teaches you a lot. It teaches you discipline, teamwork, and that there’s really no ‘I’ in team.
No, I got a GED in my 30s. My kids know that I never stop learning, and they know I love reading. I have books overflowing everywhere. I am current on today’s events and I read the paper every day, and we talk about it, so they see that appetite.
A lot of time, mothers put their kids first, their selves aside, and then there’s some moms who are like, ‘Look, I’m going to try and balance it all out and still have my personal life.’
There’s so much negative imagery of black fatherhood. I’ve got tons of friends that are doing the right thing by their kids, and doing the right thing as a father – and how come that’s not as newsworthy?
It’s nice to know you’re working on something that will mean something to kids.
Seriously, I grew up a fan of Hulk Hogan, and I think I bring some of his best values to the ring… the values of a superhero. Always do your best. Never give up… I think kids want to believe in that, and they should believe in that.
While they are kids, my children must do as I say.
For kids, it’s best to teach them how to fold their clothes first. Kids will be able to fold their clothes at about three years old. You don’t want to teach them how to put away toys first because it’s difficult. Clothes are something kids wear every day, so it’s easy for them to have a sense about their belongings.
When I left my Catholic school, I was around 10 or 11 years old, and it started to unravel for me there. Kids pick up on things if you’re interested and inquisitive. I was seeing things that were not in line with what I’d been taught about Jesus. It didn’t jive with me.
Like other kids wanted to become firemen or astronauts, I wanted to make people laugh.
There are some important differences between me and Tony Stark, like I have five kids, so I spend more time going to Disneyland than parties.
We’ll sort of get over the marriage first and then maybe look at the kids. But obviously we want a family so we’ll have to start thinking about that.
By looking at the questions the kids are asking, we learn the scope of what needs to be done.
I’ve longed for kids since I was very, very young. And so… I’m waiting to find the right person, someone who’s willing to take on the job.
Most of us believe, or should believe, that every child can learn, given the opportunity, but try substitute teaching just once and you will see firsthand the socioeconomic issues that distract our kids from taking advantage of that opportunity.
I think it’s easiest to teach by example. My dad didn’t tell us to work hard; we just saw how hard he worked. I know I have shortcomings – like a short fuse – but I’ve learned you can’t come home from a long day of work and snap at the kids.
I could go out to five parties a day if I wanted to. I don’t. I have attachments to my wife and kids – and about 20 pieces of art.
Kids in urban and rural areas face so many challenges, and they show up at schools that don’t have the extra capacity or extra resources to meet their needs.
The particular way I’m going to die is not going to be particularly pleasant. It will probably be physically uncomfortable, and it won’t be an easy thing for my wife and kids to watch. I think it will be a real challenge to see if I can squeeze the lemons hard enough to still get lemonade the last few weeks.
It’s fun when your kids reach a point where you can actually start talking about things.
There’s that rule, don’t work with kids and animals. There’s a reason for that!
The key to life is your attitude. Whether you’re single or married or have kids or don’t have kids, it’s how you look at your life, what you make of it. It’s about making the best of your life wherever you are in life.
We’ve got a duty to die and get out of the way with all of our machines and artificial hearts and everything else like that and let the other society, our kids, build a reasonable life.
Unfortunately, a lot of kids don’t read anymore. I don’t know what we can do about that.
I’m a believer in forgiveness. I have worked with people who have been in gangs and now dedicate their lives to helping inner city kids. I’ve run offender services with teachings of responsibility, empathy and understanding of the victims at their heart. I’ve seen people change.
I never want to work. Even when you’re presented with these great opportunities, I think, ‘I really love being in my pajamas with the kids.’
I go to see my kids in school plays.
The trouble when you’re doing something illegal is that you know what you’re doing. You’re lying to your parents, you’re lying to your kids. The only person you can’t lie to is yourself.
As kids we’re not taught how to deal with success; we’re taught how to deal with failure. If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. If at first you succeed, then what?
I was a victim of a stereotype. There were only two of us Negro kids in the whole class, and our English teacher was always stressing the importance of rhythm in poetry. Well, everybody knows – except us – that all Negroes have rhythms, so they elected me class poet.
When you’ve seen a lot of bad stuff and just want to enjoy your life and be happy and have your kids happy and have your friends happy, you just have a value system where it raises the bar on what’s important.
I’m trying to talk to my kids in Japanese, because I’m not a pro English speaker. My wife speaks to them in English. That’s her first language. I don’t want my kids to feel the same as me when I was studying English. It was so frustrating.
I’m interested in what it means to be an American. I’m interested in what it means to live in America. I’m interested in the kind of country that we live in and leave our kids. I’m interested in trying to define what that country is.
Kids are no longer interested in reading comic books; they’ve got television and the electronic games that they can bury themselves in like ostriches. They don’t have to pay attention to what’s going on in the world around them.
Video games and computers have become babysitters for kids.
I get concerned when I see kids on their phones. They don’t read enough anymore, anything longer than a tweet.
I hope kids feel gratitude for what they do have.
It is brilliant to be able to say ‘you have never had a holiday with your wife and your kids, here you go.’ It is really lovely and heartwarming and we get to do it. It is lovely to get that opportunity. We remember them all.
Sometimes, it’s just easier to say yes to that extra snack or dessert, because frankly, it is exhausting to keep saying no. It’s exhausting to plead with our kids to eat just one more bite of vegetables.
I am proud of my kids and happy to brag about their achievements. Their success has been an immense source of happiness for me.
I regret not having had more time with my kids when they were growing up.
I think Little League is wonderful. It keeps the kids out of the house.
It is a beautiful thing to witness when my kids ask about the baby in my belly whenever I have been pregnant.
For me, playing a chubby or fat superhero was so special because I would go and watch these movies with my friends and would never see anyone like me. I am excited to be that for other kids who look like me.
For the first five years of Luca’s life, I desperately wanted to be a good mother and not to pass on this trauma and darkness that his father and I had experienced, but there’s a danger of suffocating your kids, too.
Kids should be allowed to break stuff more often. That’s a consequence of exploration. Exploration is what you do when you don’t know what you’re doing. That’s what scientists do every day.
I hope my kids see imagination has power to change everything.
I try and spend a lot of time with my kids. I try and have fun with my kids. I try to put father time in there.
Kids like classic rock, and so do adults.
Brainy folks were also present in Lyndon Johnson‘s administration, especially in the Pentagon, where Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara’s brilliant ‘whiz kids’ tried to micro-manage the Vietnam war, with disastrous results.
Kids deserve the right to think that they can change the world.
I want kids that look up to me to know that I’m a vegetarian, and I want to help them find alternatives to meat. I’m not gonna tell everyone that they should be vegetarian, even though they should be. I’m more gonna say, ‘You don’t have to be fully vegetarian; just don’t eat meat every other day.’
I love acting, but it’s much more fun taking the kids to the zoo.
Be there for your kids. Later, when you need them, they’ll be there for you.
With a houseful of kids you give each other strength.
Bringing GIS into schools gets the kids very excited and indirectly teaches them different components of STEM education. That’s been illustrated at school after school.
Evanescence fans aren’t the popular kids in school. They aren’t the cheerleaders. It’s the art kids and the nerds and the kids who grow up to be the most interesting creative people.
I’m a role model to a lot of kids.
You see, I was told stories, we were all told stories as kids in Nigeria. We had to tell stories that would keep one another interested, and you weren’t allowed to tell stories that everybody else knew. You had to dream up new ones.
We are all born artists… Almost everything kids do is art.
I love kids, but they are a tough audience.
I grew up in a big family with a lot of kids around, and I definitely want to have children as well.
My ‘Book of Prayer‘ is the most important thing I carry. If I’m tense about something or need to pray for protection for my kids, it always helps.
I’m not devastated over a baseball game. If somebody came to me and said, ‘Your wife is terminally ill.’ Or, if my kids and wife get on a plane and I got a call that said, ‘Something happened with the plane,’ that’s devastating.
I have black friends, but I don’t just hang out with black kids. I might pull up with Indian kids, white kids, black kids, whatever.
Kids are great. That’s one of the best things about our business, all the kids you get to meet. It’s a shame they have to grow up to be regular people and come to the games and call you names.
I was bused to a school in Gerritsen Beach in Brooklyn in 1972. I was one of the first black kids in the history of the school.
You know, you’ve got to be careful with how you educate your kids in rock’n’roll fashion.
The great thing about cake is it doesn’t feel like work. You forget about work. Kids, adults, they all get the same look in their eye when they’re decorating cakes… That’s the magic right there.
Maybe these kids are just too young and too dumb to know about the first 13. Maybe they can’t comprehend that the Braves have only won one World Series in those 13 years.
Kids only learn that the stove is hot when they put their finger on and they burn it. This, unfortunately, is the limitation of our precious brain.
I was kind of secretly hoping one of my kids would go out and make a million bucks. So when they put me in a home, at least I’ll have a window with a view.
‘Derry Girls’ just has a sense of knowing exactly who these people are and also a fun memory of how things were, even in spite of all the chaos around them. It’s very entertaining and it stays wonderfully buoyant because it focuses on the kids and the families.
I have six brothers and sisters. My mother has six kids from two different marriages. And we would just sit around making fun of each other’s dad, and all our dads had real problems.
A kid in an abusive home has far fewer rights than any POW. There is no Geneva Convention for kids.
My songs are like my kids.
I’d love to have more kids. I’m one of four, and I’ve always dreamed of having a huge family. I’ve loved every second of having Sophia. It’s been just the most amazing time of my life. I’d love more of it.
I did two commercials, one for Porsche, but I was definitely not the type of child one would cast in a commercial or any TV that you’d typically go out for as a young kid. I wasn’t the type of kid who would be in stuff that kids watch. I wasn’t cutesy.
If my kids came to me and said, ‘I’m gay,’ I’d say, ‘Son, I love you.’ That’s never at stake. Never, never, never at stake.
If you have kids, it is the most important thing to create good times.
I’m as patient a father as I am on the tennis court. It takes a lot for me to get really upset, but sometimes kids can get you really cross if they really keep bugging you.
We were so poor as kids. I didn’t even see a bathtub, running water, hot water, commode – we didn’t have any of that. We started with a humble log house, milk cow, garden-raised our own food, killed a hog every year in the fall, and had the meat hanging up in the smokehouse – that was our childhood, me and ol’ Si.
You’ve got to be vulnerable when you’re talking to kids. There’s nothing worse than some adult standing up there just talking down to some kid. You can’t work that way.
The fact is Canadians understand that immigration, that people fleeing for their lives, that people wanting to build a better life for themselves and their kids is what created Canada, it’s what created North America.
Every once in a while as an actor, you do something that the kids really like.
My friends ask me if I want more kids, and I always say yes, I want more; it’s the best thing you can have in your life.
We’re trying to give a young man life lessons – sacrifice, commitment, teamwork, self-confidence, self-esteem. That’s what this sport does for kids.
The cars haven’t advanced that much since we were kids. When you boil it down, it’s still a gas combustion engine.
Parents need to dial in and know what their kids are doing.
I really just try to enjoy the game and hope that I can inspire young kids. I started playing tennis because of Monica Seles, and I try to promote the sport in the best possible way. Sometimes it’s hard because you get upset on court, but I think in life one learns through experiences in order to evolve as a person.
My parents were very, very good about not separating us as kids from their adult friends. So on any given night, we’d have, like, this kind of freak show – artists and art dealers coming over. And these are the people I feel like I learned from.
Health has always been an important thing to me. I exercise and try to take care of myself, and drink a lot of water! And I push that to my kids so that they can carry on that same energy.
Ensuring that we help prepare all kids for life, college, and work in our knowledge-based economy will require a collaborative, sustained effort from all stakeholders – from the president and the secretary of education on down to states, school districts, principals, teachers, parents, and community members.
My dream is to be World Lightweight Champion in the UFC. Have more money than I know what to do with. And have a great life for my kids, grandkids, and everyone in my family.
I like to help kids, work with kids in detention homes. Don’t tell a kid what’s right and wrong. He knows what’s right and wrong. Find out what his attitude and his aptitude are; try to help him where he wants to go.
I hate Disneyland. It primes our kids for Las Vegas.
I hated school. Even to this day, when I see a school bus it’s just depressing to me. The poor little kids.
And I thought, when I have kids, that’s the sort of well told, silly, and fun fairy tale that I would want to take them to. But it was an amazing experience. And I think Shrek is a real classic, a fairy tale classic.
Fathering is a major job, but I need both things in my life: my job to be a director, and my kids to direct me.
When you speak of role models, when we talk to our kids, everybody is a role model, everyone, just as you look at a Michael Jordan to be the terrific athlete he is.
I have not been a good father, but no father has loved his children more. Like my father, I decided the best thing I could do for my kids was work and provide. Fortunately, I’ve been able to do that. Unfortunately, my work was on the road, and that’s meant a life of one-nighters.
Likewise, there is no evidence that texting teaches people to spell badly: rather, research shows that those kids who text frequently are more likely to be the most literate and the best spellers, because you have to know how to manipulate language.
Where educators are raising and combining their voices, the seeds of positive change have emerged. Collective voice, exercised through the union, is power – the power to drive real change for our kids, families and communities.
As a parent, when I fail to listen to my kids, when our kids stop bringing us our problems, we have all failed as parents and as leaders.
Once your kids are grown and you know that you’re completely healthy, consider canceling your life insurance policy.
Even as kids reach adolescence, they need more than ever for us to watch over them. Adolescence is not about letting go. It’s about hanging on during a very bumpy ride.
I had no interest in sports so I didn’t make friends in that traditional way where kids are in public school and they go and they join clubs, and play sports. So I kind of had to find my own way to make friends and get attention and so I just was the class clown.
We started this band as kids, and as time has gone on, we’ve grown and are learning to accommodate each others’ differences.
Everyone experiences bullying at some point – there are always older kids who think it’s cool to pick on the younger kids.
I truly love Australia; I miss Aussie kids and their attitude!
Our kids are growing up with more privilege than we had; that’s true for most of my friends in L.A. I don’t know any actor who grew up with any particular privilege, so everyone wrestles with this. And I think, a lot of times, it’s about being patient with your kids.
Kids are wonderful, but I like mine barbecued.
People like bluegrass. It’s had a following amongst a lot of hip and young people. A lot of college kids like bluegrass.
I don’t think a lot of people realize the influence TV has on our kids. Kids take a lot of their cues from it in their dress and their conduct.
The more understanding we have about what’s going on in our own brain will just make us more capable in our own jobs, in telling our kids we love them, and living a fulfilling life.
Measles will always show you if someone isn’t doing a good job on vaccinations. Kids will start dying of measles.
Balancing trying to be an athlete trying to get ready for WrestleMania, training twice a day, to everything you do at the office to remembering that you have a wife and kids and everything else – it’s challenging, but you just make it happen. In some ways, it’s no different than anyone else‘s life.
In America, kids would go to college and get out and buy a second-hand car and go across the country and discover America. I never did that; I went from New York to Paris, and New York was my America.
I have to go… drop some kids in the pool.
Nowadays, kids know how a programme like Merlin is made and how it works. But the show just seems to grow in popularity the more it goes on.
We don’t teach kids how to think anymore. We’re getting rid of the classics – high school is all about self-esteem.
I try to tell all the – not even the kids, even people older than me – to just be themselves. Don’t wear what I wear ’cause I wear it; wear what you like.
Seriously, who really cares how long the Nile river is, or who was the first to discover cheese? How is memorizing that ever going to help anyone? Instead, we need to give kids projects that allow them to exercise their minds and discover things for themselves.
With every word we utter, with every action we take, we know our kids are watching us. We as parents are their most important role models.
I grew up without a father, so I have to be on point for my kids.
My interests were more extracurricular, more external, and more social than they were academic. My birthday is also in December, so I was one of the older kids. That meant I learned social leadership early on. I was always just much better in a team and work environment than I was in a classroom environment.
It’s hard enough to work and raise a family when your kids are all healthy and relatively normal, but when you add on some kind of disability or disease, it can just be such a burden.
Every day, I would show up, and there were no kids, just me and my teacher in my classroom. Every day, I would be escorted by marshals past a mob of people protesting and boycotting the school. This went on for a whole year.
I would not be a good mother. I mean, I love being an aunt to my niece and nephew. And I used to want to, like, adopt 10 kids – because I had friends who were adopted, and I thought that was the coolest thing, to be chosen. But again, my job is too selfish.
I tell my kids, ‘I’m your father, not your friend – but I’m also the best friend you’re ever going to have because no one is going to care for you the way I care about you.’
It is nerve-wracking watching my kids’ games.
I want kids of this generation to see that everything is cool, that there’s some kind of unity in hip-hop. We all found something that’s really important to us, and music is all we’ve really got.
It’s great if the in-laws themselves put up boundaries. But if they won’t; it’s up to their grown kids to do it and enforce them.
Kids are generally rotten until the age of about six, when they become people.
The Super Bowl isn’t for kids, I had a great time though and it was worth every nickel of it because by doing this lame piece about the game I can put it on my expense account.
I started my career in parent education with the idea that we needed to let our kids go. I believed that parents were suffocating for their children. There was no room for individuality and personhood.
My kids both had Catholic junior school education, which I’m really glad for – it taught them how to be compassionate, how to be kind.
I love being around kids; they’re honest and refreshing, and I love teaching them new things.
I’m an optimistic guy. I’m one of those big dreamers. I’m one of those kids with that annoying imagination.
There’s a part of me that’s trying to represent kids that don’t necessarily have the same outlet that I have. I’m not looking towards a new demographic. I’m looking towards the demographic I came from.
Kids always like the villain or the guy who’s different.
Each day, I send my kids to school, and I know other members’ kids should also go to school, but we do not support our schools being turned into parliaments.
My mom and dad gave their kids the greatest gift of all – the gift of unconditional love. They cared deeply about who we would be, and much less about what we would do.
Living with very limited expectations is a much more immediate way of living. You really do just make the best of everything you have. I guess kids have that ability; they wait in joyful anticipation of something rather than that sense of entitlement.
Being the guy that some kids look up to is pretty cool.
I always was a weird child. My mother told me the story that, in kindergarten, I would come home and tell her about this weird kid in my class who drew only with black crayons and didn’t speak to other kids. I talked about it so much that my mother brought it up with the teacher, who said, ‘What? That’s your son.’
Wrestling is rooted in the Indian soil, yet there isn’t enough scope for kids who come from poorer families, but have the talent, to join the sport professionally.
My grandmother raised five children during the Depression by herself. At 50, she threw her sewing machine into the back of a pickup truck and drove from North Dakota to California. She was a real survivor, so that’s my stock. That’s how I want my kids to be too.
Everyone thinks you have to grow up to know who you are, but kids already know who we are. The world just beats it out of us.
My parents were immigrants who started a nursery as a way to get us kids through school. I learned around the dinner table about customer service and cash flow and paying bills.
We’re getting so pulled in by computers and technology, and our kids have their face in the computers all day. The human relationship is being diminished by this.
I’ve taken so many kids out of Pittsburgh and onto the great white way in New York City right into a Broadway show.
It’s all about making sure kids can have access to educational opportunities… you may not need a necessarily traditional college environment, but access to trades and employment development.
In Shaquille’s mind, I think I’m always going to be his wife even though that’s not the case. The love is always there and he’s one of my best friends. We have a great time together and our kids love us just being a family.
I have a large family with lots of little kids.
A lot of the problems I had with fame I was bringing on myself. A lot of self-loathing, a lot of woe-is-me. Now I’m learning to see the positive side of things, instead of, like, ‘I can’t go to Kmart. I can’t take my kids to the haunted house.’
I was discovered by Paul Marciano of Guess when I was actually, like, two years old. And so I started with Baby Guess; I did Guess Kids, and then I stopped because I was a really competitive horseback rider and a club volleyball player. I went to Junior Olympic qualifiers for volleyball. So, I kind of stopped modeling.
I love fatherhood. I could bang on about kids forever.
In a world with no systems, with chaos, everything becomes a guerilla struggle, and this predictability is not there. And it becomes almost impossible to save lives, educate kids, develop economies, whatever.
Bullying needs to have more attention, and there needs to be more open communication in schools to make kids feel comfortable enough to speak up.
For me, I just want to be a role model, put a positive impact on the kids that are watching the sport, that want to be a part of the sport, and leave a good everlasting impact on the sport, continue my legacy down the road.
I never wanted my kids to feel about me the way I felt about him.
I don’t ever want to be like a peasant. I want to always be all right. But motivation is fans – not your kids, your mum, none of that. All of that matters, but number one is your fans.
Contrary to popular belief, I don’t spend a whole lot of time following soccer. But as I have traveled around the world to better understand global development and health, I’ve learned that soccer is truly universal. No matter where I go, that’s what kids are playing. That’s what people are talking about.
I think sports has done a disservice for a lot of black kids thinking they can only be successful through athletics and entertainment. I want them to know they can be doctors, lawyers, teachers, fireman, police officers, etc.
Even more than getting married or having kids, I found losing a parent is what thrusts you into adulthood. For me it was. That was when the Earth tilted on its axis, and there was a paradigm shift, and I felt like a different person.
Obviously, I care about the kids. Family, all that sort of stuff. But really, I don’t care about life, don’t care about death. Nothing. That’s the kind of man you are dealing with. That’s why I can’t be beaten.
I just want to make sure when I have kids, I can spend time with them. That’s the whole point.