"A person who hurts his parents, gets humiliated even in this world."
Muhammad Mohsin Munawar Yousafi
"I think a child should be allowed to take his father's or mother's name at will on coming of age. Paternity is a legal fiction."
"You know the passage where Scarlett voices her happiness that her mother is dead, so that she can't see what a bad girl Scarlett has become? Well, that's me."
"I remember at the age of five travelling on a trolley car with my mother past a group of women on a picket line at a textile plant, seeing them being viciously beaten by security people. So that kind of thing stayed with me."
"I had a friend whose family had dinner together. The mother would tuck you in at night and make breakfast in the morning. They even had a spare bike for a friend. It just seemed so amazing to me."
Moon Unit Zappa
"When I decided to be a singer, my mother warned me I'd be alone a lot. Basically we all are."
"A mother's happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories."
Honore de Balzac
"I really cite Walt Disney as teaching me everything I know. It sounds crazy, but I'm serious! In 'Bambi,' the mother dies, but you don't see the corpse. You see the father, the stag, come up and you see 'Bambi' alone, and that has so much more impact than seeing a mutilated deer."
Matthew Gray Gubler
"My mother was a public school teacher in Virginia, and we didn't have any money, we just survived on happiness, on being a happy family."
"Technology is a gift of God. After the gift of life it is perhaps the greatest of God's gifts. It is the mother of civilizations, of arts and of sciences."
"I have a feeling that I make a very good friend, and I'm a good mother, and a good sister, and a good citizen. I am involved in life itself - all of it. And I have a lot of energy and a lot of nerve."
"I think my mother... made it clear that you have to live life by your own terms and you have to not worry about what other people think and you have to have the courage to do the unexpected."
"An alcoholic father, poverty, my own juvenile diabetes, the limited English my parents spoke - although my mother has become completely bilingual since. All these things intrude on what most people think of as happiness."
"At age 11, I went to a Jewish school. I speak Yiddish. I'm Church of England Protestant. My father was Catholic, and my mother was Protestant. My wife is a Muslim."
"At an early age, my mother gave me this feeling that anything is possible, and I believe that."
"My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her."
"The first thing that I learned - and I understood it at a really young age - was that I could get a laugh. Really early. Because my mother and father are funny."
"Mind you, I've always been musical... Mother used to sit me on her knee and I'd whisper, 'Mummy, Mummy, sing me a lullaby do,' and she'd say: 'Certainly my angel, my wee bundle of happiness, hold my beer while I fetch me banjo.'"
"Being a child at home alone in the summer is a high-risk occupation. If you call your mother at work thirteen times an hour, she can hurt you."
"I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life."
"Death is the mother of Beauty; hence from her, alone, shall come fulfillment to our dreams and our desires."
"When I decided to be a singer, my mother warned me I'd be alone a lot. Basically we all are. Loneliness comes with life."
"There are only two things a child will share willingly; communicable diseases and its mother's age."
"My mother was amazing. I guess, in our community, if you wanted to get by you had to work hard. So she cleaned offices. She did everything that you could imagine. We were really poor. But she would say, 'Where you are is not who you are.'"
"My mother inspired me to treat others as I would want to be treated regardless of age, race or financial status."
"With compassion you can die for other people, like the mother who can die for her child. You have the courage to say it because you are not afraid of losing anything, because you know that understanding and love is the foundation of happiness. But if you have fear of losing your status, your position, you will not have the courage to do it."
Thich Nhat Hanh
"I blame my mother for my poor sex life. All she told me was 'the man goes on top and the woman underneath.' For three years my husband and I slept in bunk beds."
"Life began with waking up and loving my mother's face."
"Children are the anchors of a mother's life."
"My mother encouraged me to be artistic. It was written in a contract at an early age that I would be an artist."