The finest inheritance you can give to a child is to allow it to make its own way, completely on its own feet.
Nature cannot be tricked or cheated. She will give up to you the object of your struggles only after you have paid her price.
Only the idea of death makes a warrior sufficiently detached so that he is capable of abandoning himself to anything. He knows his death is stalking him and won't give him time to cling to anything so he tries, without craving, all of everything.
Under these conditions it is not astonishing that learning was highly prized; in fact, my parents made sacrifices to be able to give their children a good education.
Love is the child of illusion and the parent of disillusion.
Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.
What I'm saying is that I tried very hard to give them my reality and my reality is kind of interesting.
Time is the king of all men, he is their parent and their grave, and gives them what he will and not what they crave.
My parents taught me to believe that through the creative act, we're able to transcend and give a response to desecration.
I had therefore, no hesitation in giving all the information I had, even though occasionally I tried to concentrate mainly on giving information about the results of my own work.
Before I had my child, I thought I knew all the boundaries of myself, that I understood the limits of my heart. It's extraordinary to have all those limits thrown out, to realize your love is inexhaustible.
I'm sure it's not great fun for them, or for any parent, when their child says they want to be an actor, 'cos it's quite an uncertain business and it can be terribly hard for most actors.
That is where the irony of the film comes off, in terms of the language it employs - where he tries desperately to be a 'TV Dad,' to give advice and it's so pat it becomes ridiculous.
I don't think there's anything more important than making peace before it's too late. And it almost always falls to the child to try to move toward the parent.
Send forth the child and childish man together, and blush for the pride that libels our own old happy state, and gives its title to an ugly and distorted image.
Whatever character you play, it gives you the chance to expose another side of yourself that maybe you've never felt comfortable with, or never knew about.
In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. But in poetry, it's the exact opposite.
To give birth is a fearsome thing; there is no hating the child one has borne even when injured by it.
I certainly don't want a child of mine to be famous, or anyone I was very close to who isn't yet... It's the worst thing to be trapped in your house not be able to leave.
If I get a script that's set in the jungle it goes to the bottom of the pile because I don't think the playgrounds are going to be very good there! I'm really aware of how lucky I am but I have the kind of job where I can bring my child to work.
If people knew how KFC treats its chickens, they'd never eat another drumstick.
Some men give up their designs when they have almost reached the goal; While others, on the contrary, obtain a victory by exerting, at the last moment, more vigorous efforts than ever before.
If you're trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I've had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
It is not what we get. But who we become, what we contribute... that gives meaning to our lives.
The worst tempered people I have ever met were those who knew that they were wrong.