— John Waters American filmmaker, actor, comedian and writer 1946
„Many kids, it seemed, would find out that their parents were flawed, messed-up people later in life, and I didn't appreciate getting to know it all so strong and early.“
— Aimee Bender Novelist, short story writer 1969
Источник: The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake
— Rodney Dangerfield American actor and comedian 1921 - 2004
„It’s good to be 18. For a long time I felt like I was fighting my age, like I was constantly trying to prove to people that I was a savvy peer, and I felt them viewing me as a kid. I was a cocky kid, and I felt like I was an adult at, like, 9, you know? I think that’s because my parents always treated me as an adult.“
— Ezra Miller American actor 1992
Interview, Interview Magazine, 2010 http://www.interviewmagazine.com/film/ezra-miller/#_
— Doug Stanhope American stand-up comedian, actor, and author 1967
Something to Take the Edge Off (2000)
— Emo Philips American comedian 1956
One day when they were away, I went up to the cellar door. And I pushed it and walked through and saw strange, wonderful things, things I had never seen before, like... trees. Grass. Flowers. The sun... that was nice... the sun..
„By refusing to forgive, I give up all illusions. Why should I forgive, when no one is asking me to? I mean, my parents refuse to understand and to know what they did to me. So why should I go on trying to understand and forgive my parents and whatever happened in their childhood, with things like psychoanalysis and transactional analysis? What's the use? Whom does it help? It doesn't help my parents to see the truth. But it does prevent me from experiencing my feelings, the feelings that would give me access to the truth. But under the bell-jar of forgiveness, feelings cannot and may not blossom freely.“
— Alice Miller Swiss psychologist 1923 - 2010
Breaking Down the Wall of Silence (Abbruch der Schweigemauer) (1990)
„It is a stupid observation, but the Labour Party are not an smart lot, are they? I mean, if all those people were born in the same town, you would blame bad parenting, wouldn't you all?“
— Jeremy Hardy British comedian 1961 - 2019
The News Quiz, BBC Radio 4, July 1997 (rebroadcast on BBC 7, 23 July 1999)
Вариант: It seems a shallow observation, but… the Tory Conference are not an attractive lot, are they? I mean, if all those people were born in the same village, you'd blame pollution, wouldn't you?
„The part of my life I think I'm most disappointed in is that I have not had the great marriage. And I would have thought that would have happened, because I came from a home—you know, it's not like some of my friends, they get divorced, but their parents were divorced twice or three times. I came from a home where marriage was just incredible. I mean, my parents truly loved each other.“
— Donald J. Trump 45th President of the United States of America 1946
Good Morning America (2 December 1999), as quoted in The World According to Trump (2005) by Ken Lawrence, p. 46
„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.“
— Michelle Obama lawyer, writer, wife of Barack Obama and former First Lady of the United States 1964
2010s, 2016 Democratic National Convention (2016)
Контексте: 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. And let me tell you, Barack and I take that same approach to our jobs as president and first lady because we know that our words and actions matter, not just to our girls, but the children across this country, kids who tell us I saw you on TV, I wrote a report on you for school.
„My mother and the mothers of my friends in single parent families were the first inspirational group of women I knew. The majority of fathers that I saw when I was growing up in Vancouver didn't take the responsibility to look after their kids and I was aware that society is geared towards punishing single women.“
— Joshua Jackson Canadian actor 1978
In the article 'What I know about women...' in Observer Women's Magazine (February 2007)
— James A. Michener American author 1907 - 1997
Academy of Achievement interview (1991)
Контексте: I don't know who my parents were. I know nothing about my inheritance. I could be Jewish; I could be part Negro; I could be Irish; I could be Russian. I am spiritually a mix anyway, but I did have a solid childhood fortunately, because of some wonderful women who brought me up. I never had a father or a man in the house, and that was a loss, but you live with that loss.
„When I was a kid I got no respect. When my parents got divorced there was a custody fight over me… and no one showed up.“
— Rodney Dangerfield American actor and comedian 1921 - 2004
Источник: It's Not Easy Bein' Me: A Lifetime of No Respect But Plenty of Sex and Drugs (2004), p. 10
— Stephen King, книга Christine
„Why am I always on a plane or a fast train?
Oh what a world my parents gave me
Travelin' but not in love.Still I think I'm doin' fine
Wouldn't it be a lovely headline?
Beautiful on a New York Times.“
— Rufus Wainwright American-Canadian singer-songwriter and composer 1973
Oh What a World
Song lyrics, Want One (2003)
„My point is simply that kids turn out okay as long as the parents are involved, no matter where they live. It's not like small towns have a monopoly on values. I mean, I'm sure if I did some digging, I'd find lots of kids that were in trouble here, too. Kids are kids, no matter where they live.“
— Nicholas Sparks American writer and novelist 1965
Jeremy Marsh, Chapter 7, p. 108
2000s, True Believer (2005)
„I was raised Vegan since birth. … I remember watching undercover investigation videos and reading the pamphlets that were mailed to the house when we were kids—I felt deeply for the animals at an early age. I remember how the other parents of my childhood friends would either get upset or interested when their kids would come home after sleepovers at my house—I felt it was my duty to show my friends what was happening to animals. … Veganism is the ultimate form of compassion. … I never considered my being Vegan was for health reasons—it was always for the love and respect I had for animals. And because of that love and respect I have for non-human animals my compassion flows over to all living beings, of all types. … I am encouraged by compassionate souls and the love I see in the eyes of those I've committed my life to stand up for.“
— Seba Johnson Olympic skier 1973
"Interview with Seba Johnson: Vegan Olympic Ski Racer" http://www.vivalavegan.net/articles/561-interview-with-seba-johnson-vegan-olympic-ski-racer.html, Viva La Vegan! (August 2013).
„These people are fascinated by me, but I haven't done anything. I'm famous by default. I came out of the womb and people wanted to know who I was because of my parents. If you're a big Nirvana fan, a big Hole fan, then I understand why you would want to get to know me, but I'm not my parents. People need to wait until I've done something valid with my life.“
— Frances Bean Cobain American artist 1992
„Some parents just work at…I don't know…Microscoft (She mispronounced the word. She meant Microsoft) and just sit there at a desk and their kids have to sit at a desk, too and…I don't know!“
— Rachel Trachtenburg American musician 1993
Rachel on how different her and her parents' lifestyle is compared to other parents and their children.
Off & On Broadway documentary (2006)