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Improve your spare moments and they will become the brightest gems in your life. Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet
  • moments

My mother said to me, 'If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.' Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso. Pablo Picasso, painter
  • mom

My mom was a source of strength.She showed me by example that women, regardless of how difficult life may get, can do it all. Gloria Estefan, musician
  • difficult

I don't want to be perfect, but I do want to be a role model. My mom always tells me that imperfections equal beauty. All of us are imperfect. Miley Cyrus, musician
  • beauty

One of my proudest moments is I didn't sell my soul for the sake of popularity. George W. Bush, president
  • moments

A good snapshot stops a moment from running away. Eudora Welty, author
  • moment

When my dad divorced my mom it was kind of like him leaving me also. Nicole Richie, actress
  • dad

My mom is always telling me it takes a long time to get to the top, but a short time to get to the bottom. Miley Cyrus, musician
  • bottom

I love those hockey moms. You know what they say the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull is? Lipstick. Sarah Palin, politician
  • between

My mom is definitely my rock. Alicia Keys, musician
  • mothers

My mother kept asking me, 'When are you going to do a gospel album?' And I've always wanted to do a gospel album. Everybody was going on about it, so mom started hounding me more. Alan Jackson, musician
  • album

A Modern Mom to me is not always someone that juggles a career and family. A Modern Mom is a woman who takes care of herself on the inside and the outside. Regina King, actress
  • care

My mom has made it possible for me to be who I am. Our family is everything. Her greatest skill was encouraging me to find my own person and own independence. Charlize Theron, actress
  • encouraging

Whatever I am doing at that moment, I want to make the most of it. Jennie Finch, athlete
  • moment

Mothers are the necessity of invention. Bill Watterson, cartoonist
  • mom

It is not until you become a mother that your judgment slowly turns to compassion and understanding. Erma Bombeck, journalist
  • mom

I consider my mom and all my sisters my friends. Alexa Vega, actress
  • family

She hits me and she beats me and she drinks. My mom is an alcoholic. Tonya Harding, athlete
  • alcoholic

I probably have an earlier curfew than anyone. My mom wants to keep me really safe and my dad's not overly protective, but he's a dad no matter what. Miley Cyrus, musician
  • anyone

I don't drink, and I don't smoke. It's a personal preference. My mom has never drunk or smoked. I look up to my mom. Ashley Tisdale, actress
  • drink

My mother taught me to treat a lady respectfully. Chris Brown, musician
  • mom

My mom's the one I look up to for everything. I feel like I'm a lump of clay and she's moulding me into a woman. Chloe Moretz, actress
  • clay

Morality and its victim, the mother - what a terrible picture! Is there indeed anything more terrible, more criminal, than our glorified sacred function of motherhood? Emma Goldman, activist
  • mom

Men are what their mothers made them. Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet
  • mom

I want to be a fun mom. Not a gasping for air mom. Mariska Hargitay, actress
  • air

My sisters and mom raised me to respect women and open doors for them. Milo Ventimiglia, actor
  • mom

Being a mom's so empowering and incredible. I'm one of those people who believes that life brings things to you at a certain time for a certain reason, and if you just go with it, that's where the best moments come from. Ashlee Simpson, musician
  • being

My mom and I have always been really close. She's always been the friend that was always there. There were times when, in middle school and junior high, I didn't have a lot of friends. But my mom was always my friend. Always. Taylor Swift, musician
  • close

Everything I am is because of my mom. Sarah Michelle Gellar, actress
  • mom

If I lived alone, Mom'd never sleep because she wouldn't know I was okay. Scott Baio, actor
  • alone

Mom would kill me if I showed my navel. Brandy Norwood, musician
  • mom

Before you're a mom you don't know what gear is going to be relevant. Emily Procter, actress
  • gear

I always say I am a realist, and my mom says, 'No, you just have anxiety.' Jessica Chastain, actress
  • anxiety

Anyone who knows me knows my mom, Dorcina, has to sign off on any decision and that she will play a major part in any decision. Nerlens Noel, athlete
  • anyone

My mom has always said that if I get a big head, she'll take me out of this business as quickly as I got into it. Chloe Moretz, actress
  • big

When I was in seventh grade my mom caught me smoking cigarettes and punished me by making me smoke the entire carton. All it did was piss me off because I was out of cigarettes. Pink, musician
  • caught

I look up to my mom. She's a beautiful woman. Leighton Meester, actress
  • beautiful

I think my mom put it best. She said, 'Little girls soften their daddy's hearts.' Paul Walker, actor
  • best

I hear my friends and my mom tell me I'm special, but honestly, I still don't get it. LeBron James, athlete
  • friends

My mom will make me walk the dogs or take out the trash when I go home. Queen Latifah, musician
  • dogs

The right man is the one who seizes the moment. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, poet
  • moment

Giving birth was easier than having a tattoo. Nicole Appleton, musician
  • mom

I was thinking that when I have children, that I should always dress as a character for them, so they think their mom is Alice in Wonderland or Cinderella. Gwen Stefani, musician
  • alice

The most important thing in my father's life? World peace. Me and my brother. My mom. Sean Lennon, musician
  • brother

I suffer every moment of every day that I am not with my son. All I want is to be reunited with my son. Craig Kelly, athlete
  • moment

The question of who is right and who is wrong has seemed to me always too small to be worth a moment's thought, while the question of what is right and what is wrong has seemed all-important. Albert J. Nock, philosopher
  • moment

If I could get any animal it would be a dolphin. I want one so bad. Me and my mom went swimming with dolphins and I was like, 'How do we get one of those?' and she was like, 'You can't get a dolphin. What are you gonna do, like, put it in your pool?' Miley Cyrus, musician
  • animal

I did find some time to go to a record store and check out "Headstrong" actually in the racks. It was pretty cool; I never thought I'd see my own CD sitting there with everyone else's. I made my Mom take lots of pics! Ashley Tisdale, actress
  • check

Once in high school, I completely over plucked my left eyebrow all the way up to where you're not supposed to. I had no idea what I was doing and it looked terrible! My mom was like "What did you do to yourself?" I was so embarrassed. Ashley Tisdale, actress
  • completely

I grew up with the classics. My mom and I would sit and watch "Singin' in the Rain" and "White Christmas" - those kind of movies. Lucas Grabeel, actor
  • christmas

I love to fly. I always wanted to fly. It's been one of my dreams since I was 3 years old. I remember saying to my mom, 3 years old, every day, 'I can fly!' Living on the ninth floor, it was dangerous. Elena Anaya, actress
  • dangerous

I didn't understand that I could sing until I was like 11 or 12. My mom heard me singing around the house and she said, What are you doing? You really can sing! So then I started going to school and singing to the girls. Chris Brown, musician
  • house

My mother gets all mad at me if I stay in a hotel. I'm 31-years-old, and I don't want to sleep on a sleeping bag down in the basement. It's humiliating. Ben Affleck, actor
  • mom

Washington has got to, across the board, lower taxes for small businesses so that our mom and pops can reinvest and hire people, so that our businesses can thrive. Sarah Palin, politician
  • board

As a mom, I know it is my responsibility, and no one else's, to raise my kids. But we have to ask ourselves, what does it mean when so many parents are finding their best efforts undermined by an avalanche of advertisements aimed at our kids. Michelle Obama, first lady
  • aimed

When I was in nursery school, the teachers asked me, y'know, 'What does your dad do for a living?' So I said 'He helps women get pregnant!' They called my mom and they were like, 'What exactly does your husband do?' Natalie Portman, actress
  • asked

When I was a child, I wanted to be an actor, but I had really bad buckteeth. I didn't want to get braces, but my mom said I couldn't be an actor if I didn't get the braces. So, I got the braces. James Franco, actor
  • actor

My mom decorated with lots of antiques. I never liked it when I was a little girl - I wanted to live in a modern house. But now I love it. Paris Hilton, celebrity
  • antiques

I know I'm talented, but I wasn't put here to sing. I was put here to be a wife and a mom and look after my family. I love what I do, but it's not where it begins and ends. Amy Winehouse, musician
  • begins

I'm not a religious person. My mom was of Jewish blood and my dad was Protestant. Daniel Radcliffe, actor
  • blood

For a kid who's lost his mom and all the rage and grief that no one was able to talk out of me, football was a very therapeutic sport. Very. Jon Hamm, actor
  • able

I grew up in Marcy Projects in Brooklyn, and my mom and pop had an extensive record collection, so Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder and all of those sounds and souls of Motown filled the house. Jay-Z, musician
  • brooklyn

My mom had gotten a Super 8 camera to make home movies with, and my brother and me got our hands on it and ran with it. Lev Yilmaz, artist
  • brother

I wish I had an extra day with my mom sometimes. Or another hour in the day with my family, husband and children. Mary J. Blige, musician
  • another

I could never have pictured myself writing a book when I was 25 years old. My mom was an English teacher but I wasn't that way growing up. Tony Dungy, coach
  • book

When I was growing up in New Jersey, my mom would regularly take my sister and I into the city to see shows. I have many fond memories of standing in the half-price ticket line in Times Square and going to matinees. Trey Anastasio, musician
  • city

My mom was always pretty supportive. She saw me do plays and she'd always act out the parts I did. My aunt, who played a big part in my life, was a little bit more reserved, because if they don't see you on TV every week they think you must be starving. Angela Bassett, actress
  • act

Every family is different. I am mom and I am dad and I'm going to do my best. You should be proud, walk through life saying I have the coolest family. I am part of a modern family. Ricky Martin, musician
  • best

I always tell people, I'm a better swimmer because I'm a mom and a better mom because I'm swimmer. Amanda Beard, athlete
  • mom

I burnt myself out of skating. I was ready to focus on being a mom. Kristi Yamaguchi, athlete
  • being

I've realized how precious life is. When I was younger, I was more adventurous. I felt invincible. I was game for everything. As a mom, I don't want to get injured because then I can't take care of my kids. Kristi Yamaguchi, athlete
  • adventurous

I grabbed my mom and I went to the couch and I said, 'Mom I want to ask Jesus to come into my heart.' And I got on my knee and I asked Jesus to come into my heart, forgive me of my sins, and make me a child of God. Tim Tebow, athlete
  • ask

I do believe that there are African Americans who have thick accents. My mom has a thick accent; my relatives have thick accents. But sometimes you have to adjust when you go into the world of film, TV, theatre, in order to make it accessible to people. Viola Davis, actress
  • accent

My mom cooked pot roast with noodles and frozen vegetables. Or she'd make spaghetti or hot dogs, or heat up TV dinners. Before I started modeling at age 19, I was 5'8" and weighed 165 pounds. Carol Alt, model
  • age

I believe this with all my heart: The greatest coach of all time in my eyes is my mom. She's instilled in me a toughness and a perseverance and just a never-quit mentality, and I thank her every day for providing me, for what she sacrificed her life for. Scott Brooks, coach
  • believe

You know when everyone's watching, your mom and dad, your friends in high school who thought they were better than you. You get your chance to get in the spotlight and shine. Shaun Alexander, athlete
  • chance

But to sustain a marriage for 50 years, you have to get real a little bit and find someone who is understanding and who you can grow with. My mom always says, 'Marry the man who loves you a millimeter more.' Ali Larter, model
  • anniversary

I'm going to let people know that it's cool to have a child and be young and still be a good mom. It's really tough, but I'm doing it. Brandy Norwood, musician
  • child

I've always wanted to be a mom at 23, 24ish, ever since I was a little girl. I'm right on schedule. Brandy Norwood, musician
  • girl

It's her first grandchild, so she's really, really, really excited. I guess my mom is a little more stressed out than me. Brandy Norwood, musician
  • excited

I have lots of records, quite a collection, actually, that I stole from my mom. I have the original 'Thriller' album and I have a really great 'Elton John's Greatest Hits,' and I also have a N.E.R.D. album. Records sound more original. They have more edge. Elisha Cuthbert, actress
  • album

People always accuse me of being motivational in a way, like it was a bad thing, but that's just how I was raised. My mom raised me in a positive environment, with lots of love in my heart, and that reflects in my music. Lenny Kravitz, musician
  • accuse

I'm not sure anyone - and I could be wrong in this - grows up thinking, I want to be a single mom. Bridget Moynahan, actress
  • anyone

I shoplifted. I was about five years old, and I took a candy from a store. We paid for three of them, but I took four, and I went home and cried. My mom took me back, and I paid for the missing piece. Carrie-Anne Moss, actress
  • candy

I've been an atheist since I was nine years old. And my mom is really religious, so we have a strange relationship. But if my mother was right, what would be the reason that the gods could let anything bad happen in the world? Tarsem Singh, director
  • anything

I was actually the one who decided to move to LA. Mom and I were driving on Sunset Boulevard during one of our trips back to see her family, and I said, 'Can we just stay?' So we did. Lily Collins, actress
  • boulevard

When I was 7, I came up with the idea of 'charm socks.' My mom would take me to buy bags of plastic charms, we would sew them on frilly white socks, and I sold them at school. Sara Blakely, businesswoman
  • bags

Last time I spoke to my mom she called me from a pay phone, and we didn't have the best talk. Ever since my stepdad passed away three years ago, she has been very depressed and hasn't been herself at all. Eric West, musician
  • best

If you go from a structure where you have the support and that partner and that construction of a family and that's broken apart, I think that's probably a lot harder than always being a single mom and having the father being a support in another area. Bridget Moynahan, actress
  • another

I would borrow my mom's red Borghese lipstick and smear it on like a clown! Brooke Burns, actress
  • borrow

I've changed my life in a lot of ways. I'm a mom, a wife, and a Christian. Some of the things I expressed in my early 20s aren't what I care to express right now. Cheryl James, musician
  • care

I'm like any working mom. Kelly Ripa, entertainer
  • mom

I just got my phone back yesterday. My mom had it for two days. I was supposed to read a book and I really wanted to play Call Of Duty. Chloe Moretz, actress
  • book

My mom won't let me buy high-fashion stuff unless it's TK Maxx or a birthday occasion. Chloe Moretz, actress
  • birthday

The one thing my mom will let me get is a nice shoe sometimes. Chloe Moretz, actress
  • mom

My mom won't let anyone treat me like a little princess. Chloe Moretz, actress
  • anyone

My brother Trevor is theatrically trained. I used to watch him when I was younger and I was in love with it. It just seemed really fun to be someone else. So I begged my mom; she was hesitant, but she eventually allowed me. And it turned out well, I guess. Chloe Moretz, actress
  • allowed

My mom gives me an allowance. She keeps me pretty tight-reined. Chloe Moretz, actress
  • allowance

The problem with me is, anything that's easy I will just overdo it. Especially with clothes. But I'm 14 - my mom is super-strict about that. Chloe Moretz, actress
  • anything

My mom breastfed me for more than a year, and I can't imagine doing it any other way. It's cheap and much better for the environment, and you don't have to lug all that stuff around. Emily Deschanel, actress
  • cheap

From the very start of all of this, my mom has read the scripts first. And if she liked something, she let me read it. She told our agent what kinds of parts that we would want. Anna Chlumsky, actress
  • agent

I had no idea of the size of my bank account as a teen, and I didn't care to know. That was my mom's job, I figured that I would just find out when I turned 18. If you can't trust your mom, then who can you trust? Anna Chlumsky, actress
  • account

My mom FedExes a red velvet cake she makes from scratch to me every birthday. Molly Sims, model
  • birthday

I want to work, but being a mom is my No. 1 priority. Gena Lee Nolin, actress
  • being

It's always been a dream of mine to get somewhere and to have my mom and dad with me up there. Haley Reinhart, musician
  • dad

Isn't it so weird the day you wake up and you're just going with the flow? And you just suddenly are a mom. Katherine Heigl, actress
  • flow

I'm a sappy mom now. I didn't think I would be. I thought I'd be a cool mom who keeps everything in perspective. Katherine Heigl, actress
  • cool

My mom just didn't put a very high premium on me being like really famous or really wealthy or anything. Martha Plimpton, model
  • anything

It's not common for a woman on television, especially if she's the mom of the family, to be funny. She's usually a straight man or foil. Martha Plimpton, model
  • common

I always think about which blood drive was going on in Georgia that day when that husband or mom or school teacher rolled up their sleeve and actually gave me a second chance at life. It's the ultimate gift of life, and I'm the one who was on the other end. Niki Taylor, model
  • blood

My mom was always really healthy and cautious about her diet, so I'm not a big sugar guy. Paul Walker, actor
  • big

My mom's hot. I mean she's old, but my mom's out of control. Paul Walker, actor
  • control

I learned a lot from my Mom. My favorite lesson: remember there is no such thing as a certain way to parent and to remember that you are learning along with your child - it's ok to make mistakes. Regina King, actress
  • certain

My mother was a single mom, and most of the women I know are strong. Regina King, actress
  • mom

I wanted to be a 150% entrepreneur and a 150% mom, and I found that I was having a very hard time doing both. I was about 75% and 75% - still better than 100%, but not what I was accustomed to at work. Barbara Corcoran, businesswoman
  • accustomed

Every single thing I learned about marketing and building my business, I learned from my mom, and she had never been in the workforce. She just had great practical sense. Barbara Corcoran, businesswoman
  • building

I remember my mom had a big collection of copies of Saturday Evening Post magazines, and that was really my introduction to those great illustrators. Thomas Kincade, artist
  • big

I think I'm going to spend some time learning how to be a first-time mom, and then I'll go back to work. Linda Cardellini, actress
  • first-time

Being the only man in the household with my mom definitely helped me grow up fast. LeBron James, athlete
  • being

My mom put me and my sisters in the water to feel comfortable, to have water safety. Michael Phelps, swimmer
  • comfortable

Even in high school, I'd tell my mom I was sick of swimming and wanted to try to play golf. She wasn't too happy. She'd say, 'Think about this.' And I'd always end up getting back in the pool. Michael Phelps, swimmer
  • end

My mom is great and I make sure that we pray together before every race. She helps me put everything in perspective and remind me of the real reason I run. Allyson Felix, athlete
  • helps

My mom is a very warm, typical sort of Jewish-mother type. And my dad has a somewhat, um, different personality. Peter Orszag, economist
  • dad

Well, my mom taught public school music for almost 40 years. And she's about 5 feet - and very mighty. And she would control her kids a lot by giving them the eye, or the stare. Vanessa Williams, musician
  • almost

I was serious about ballet for a long time, but my mom got me into tap and jazz and modern and hip-hop, and I was one of those over-lessoned children. Greta Gerwig, actress
  • ballet

I had ridiculous amounts of energy. Mom's like, you're driving me crazy - do you want to try gymnastics? From the moment I started it, I loved it and it kind of was like storybook from there. Alicia Sacramone, athlete
  • crazy

My mom, Irmelin, taught me the value of life. Her own life was saved by my grandmother during World War II. Leonardo DiCaprio, actor
  • grandmother

You do need parental guidance and I was in a great position with both my mum and dad. They split when I was a baby but even though I stayed with my mom they were both very much involved in my upbringing. Leonardo DiCaprio, actor
  • baby

From the moment this baby came into our home, those two dogs have never been more in love. It's the most beautiful thing I've ever witnessed. People keep saying, 'Oh, you're a single mom.' I'm like, 'Actually, I'm not. I've got two boys helping.' Charlize Theron, actress
  • baby

You know, I don't think any mother aims to be a single mom. I didn't wish for that, but it happened. Charlize Theron, actress
  • aims

I can only hope to be 10 percent of the mom mine was to me. She encouraged me to be confident and enjoy life. That's what I want for my son. Charlize Theron, actress
  • confident

So far I'm not surprised by anything about being a mom. It's all pretty great - but that's what I expected. Charlize Theron, actress
  • anything

My mom was always the supplier of soccer balls, and so people were always knocking on my door, and trying to get me out so we could play. Freddy Adu, athlete
  • balls

I wanted to get us a place of our own with a little bit more space. The kitchen is just huge, because my mom... lives there, man, and she loves being in the kitchen. Freddy Adu, athlete
  • being

My mom is a constant in my life in so many ways. Kerri Walsh, athlete
  • constant

She had a hit for every syllable: 'Don't. You. Ever. Talk. To. Me. Like. That. Ever. Again.' That was the last time I ever talked back to Mom. Misty May-Treanor, athlete
  • again

When you have lost people like I lost my birth mom at a young age and you remember the whole process of losing her, you want to grab on to something that makes you whole. Reese Hoffa, athlete
  • age

At first I could not believe what I was reading. I got up from my seat and walked away, talking to myself that I may have found my mom. Reese Hoffa, athlete
  • believe

I want to stay true to who I am by trying to be in the moment. Alyson Hannigan, actress
  • moment

My mom, Emilie, always taught me to think hard about marriage. Alyson Hannigan, actress
  • hard

My mom was a photographer and whenever they needed a baby for a modelling job, she'd stick me in front of the camera. That's how it started. Alyson Hannigan, actress
  • baby

My heart has been resuscitated as a result of becoming a mom. Emm Gryner, musician
  • becoming

I think I'd be a great mom, honestly. I don't think I'll have any problem giving them all the love in the world. Discipline will be the hard part. Queen Latifah, musician
  • discipline

I love my mother Ali so much. I'm a momma's boy. I just have a very cool mom. It's not as though I had any say in the matter. I'm just really fortunate. She's the most kind, loving, giving woman. Hayden Christensen, actor
  • ali

My mom still lives in Denver and some of my brothers are still in the area, so I still have strong ties there. Terrell Davis, athlete
  • area

My mom is in her mid-60s and has more energy and is more youthful than any human being I know. It's pretty incredible. Oliver Hudson, actor
  • being

My first big job was an Abercrombie &Fitch campaign. But my mom wouldn't let me skip school for it, so I missed half of the shoot. When we got there, we realized Bruce Weber was the photographer; we knew we had made a mistake! Lauren Bush, model
  • amp

I wasn't one to go out and buy a new car and stereo system and expensive clothes. My mom helped keep me grounded. Christina Applegate, actress
  • buy

I would forgive my mom, but she's going to have to admit she did some things that were wrong. Aaron Carter, musician
  • admit

The first time around as a mom, I held on really tight and I was so stressed. Bridgette Wilson, actress
  • first


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