My father was a professor of civil engineering at MIT, and my mother taught high school English.
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.
My father was a schoolteacher and my mother came from a teacher's family.
Before she married my father, my mother was a film reviewer for The Akron Beacon Journal - a small newspaper.
The food we ate was Indian, and both my mother and father were very deep into the ancient philosophy of India, so it could well have been an Indian household.
Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own.
Since God had commanded it, it was necessary that I do it. Since God commanded it, even if I had a hundred fathers and mothers, even if I had been a King's daughter, I would have gone nevertheless.
The prejudice was so bad in the United States at that time that a dark person with a white person would not be served in a restaurant. My father, mother, and I would try it occasionally. We would sit there, and the food would never come.
But my mother loved The Elephant Man, and my father gave David Lynch a scholarship to study in Rome.
The father is always a Republican toward his son, and his mother's always a Democrat.
This is the reason why mothers are more devoted to their children than fathers: it is that they suffer more in giving them birth and are more certain that they are their own.
You don't have to deserve your mother's love. You have to deserve your father's.
My father was a farmer and my mother was a farmer, but, my childhood was very good. I am very grateful for my childhood, because it was full of gladness and good humanity.
I was always fascinated by engineering. Maybe it was an attempt maybe to get my father's respect or interest, or maybe it was just a genetic love of technology, but I was always trying to build things.
My father was a CPA. He worked hard in the aircraft industry, and would come home more and more infrequently. He was about to leave my mother, which he did when I was 15.
My mother, Dorothy Watson, had met my father in a Greek class at Northwestern University.
No fathers or mothers think their own children ugly.
People always fear change. People feared electricity when it was invented, didn't they? People feared coal, they feared gas-powered engines... There will always be ignorance, and ignorance leads to fear. But with time, people will come to accept their silicon masters.
Children are the anchors of a mother's life.
Windows 2000 already contains features such as the human discipline component, where the PC can send an electric shock through the keyboard if the human does something that does not please Windows.
Acting... was the biggest charge I ever had. What other artist has it so good? Approval so quick?
Wherever the citizen becomes indifferent to his fellows, so will the husband be to his wife, and the father of a family toward the members of his household.
My mother is very strong. Aside from wanting her beauty and her heart, I really wanted her strength. And I've always thought I don't have it.
The scab is a traitor to his God, his mother, and his class.
The expression of beauty is in direct ratio to the power of conception the artist has acquired.