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And my father, being a good Swiss puritan,
by Rene Auberjonois

And my father, being a good Swiss puritan,
always really insisted that if I was going to be an actor,
I shouldn't just be an actor, I should know about the whole process.
- Rene Auberjonois

I'm never going to retire.
- Rene Auberjonois

I don't really think of Odo as a heroic lead,
but that's nice if you do.
- Rene Auberjonois

The mask of the character was already written into the show,
but I actually lobbied for a denser and more complete
mask than they initially considered.
- Rene Auberjonois

 

My daughter is here in town doing a play,
and her dog is staying with us.
We live up in the hills, so he has access to thousands of acres of wilderness.
- Rene Auberjonois

I would hardly call myself an artist in that sense;
I doodle,
I draw, I'm not a trained artist, I couldn't sit down
and do an accurate portrait of anyone.
- Rene Auberjonois

I love the fact that it's not only about Star Trek,
but about science fiction in general,
and science.
- Rene Auberjonois

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I really do the conventions now for two reasons.
- Rene Auberjonois

If you do your job properly you usually learn a lot from any role you do.
- Rene Auberjonois

I came out of repertory theater, where I worked 50 weeks a year,
and I loved working with the people.
- Rene Auberjonois

How many times can you put together 26 different stories without running out?
- Rene Auberjonois

The best scene is the last great scene I did.
- Rene Auberjonois

I did a voice for Odo, but people don't recognize you by your voice.
- Rene Auberjonois

And so I've always been fascinated by the technical end of theater,
and a lot of my closest friends are not actors,
but in the other end of the business.
- Rene Auberjonois

It always takes awhile to find out who the characters are.
- Rene Auberjonois

I just wait for something to present itself,
and then I consider it.
- Rene Auberjonois

They've got to deliver twenty-six episodes a season
and they're not going to beat their heads up against
a wall if they feel something didn't,
like, pan out the way they had hoped.
- Rene Auberjonois

I worked with my son when he was much younger;
we did L.A.
Law together, where I played his father and he played
a kid who was suing his father for alienation of affection or something.
It was great.
- Rene Auberjonois

At this point we've answered about every question you
could possibly imagine about Deep Space Nine,
so we do this thing called Theatrical Jazz,
where we do a show of bits and pieces of things from plays and literature,
poetry...
stuff that we like.
It's fun.
- Rene Auberjonois

So your father, or your mother,
never thought you were good enough - SO WHAT?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Dear Father in heaven, I'm not a praying man,
but if you're up there and you can hear me ...
show me the way... show me the way.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

The most important thing a father
can do for his children
is to love their mother.
- Henry Ward Beecher

When a father gives to his son, both laugh;
when a son gives to his father, both cry.
- William Shakespeare

It is a wise father that knows his own child.
- William Shakespeare

My father always used to say that when you die,
if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life.
- Lee Iacocca

It doesn't matter who my father was.
It matters who I remember he was.
- Anne Sexton

Nothing I've ever done has given me more joys and rewards
than being a father to my children.
- Bill Cosby

My father considered a walk among the mountains
as the equivalent of churchgoing.
- Aldous Huxley

A man cannot speak to his son, but as a father;
to his wife, but as a husband;
to his enemy, but upon terms:
whereas a friend may speak, as the case requires,
and not as it sorteth with the person.
- Francis Bacon

My father and he had one of those English friendships
which begins by avoiding the intimacies
and eventually eliminates speech altogether.
- Jorge Luis Borges

I have a lot of very close girlfriends and sisters -
I'm from an all female family.
My father often quips that even the cat was neutered!
- Shirley Manson

The most important influence in my childhood was my father.
- DeForest Kelley

But the love of adventure was in father's blood.
- Buffalo Bill

It is much easier to become a father than to be one.
- Kent Nerburn

My father invented a cure for which there was no disease
and unfortunately my mother caught it and died of it.
- Victor Borge

My father wants me to be like my brother,
but I can't be.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

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.
- Roberto Benigni

My father loved people, children and pets.
- Tony Visconti

I would never have done what I'd done if I'd considered
my father as somebody I wanted to please.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

Humor is always based on a modicum of truth.
Have you ever heard a joke about a father-in-law?
- Dick Clark

Most American children suffer too much mother and too little father.
- Gloria Steinem

It is easier for a father to have children than for
children to have a real father.
- Pope John XXIII

My father was never anti-anything in our house.
- Errol Flynn

No man is responsible for his father.
That was entirely his mother's affair.
- Margaret Turnbull

A father is a man who expects his son to be as good a man as he meant to be,
A father is someone who carries pictures where his money used to be.
- Frank Howard Clark

As a little girl I used to daydream about my real father
coming on a white horse to rescue me.
- Christine Keeler

It was my father who taught me to value myself.
He told me that I was uncommonly beautiful and that
I was the most precious thing in his life.
- Dawn French

A man knows when he is growing old because he begins to look like his father.
- Gabriel Garcia Marquez

The existence of an anthropomorphic
"Father-figure" deity is not impossible,
merely exceptionally improbable and illogical.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The only important thing I have to say is that my father
never fought against his country.
- Zinedine Zidane

I wasn't anything special as a father.
But I loved them and they knew it.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

I made a decision when my father passed away that I
was going to be who God made me to be and not try to preach like my father.
- Joel Osteen

To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter.
- Euripides

I would want my legacy to be that I was a great son,
father and friend.
- Dante Hall

Because of my father, we are that Shining City on a Hill.
- Michael Reagan

My father-in-law gets up at 5 o'clock in the morning
and watches the Discovery Channel.
I don't know why there's this big rush to do this.
- Jeff Foxworthy

I get whatever placidity I have from my father.
But my mother taught me how to take it on the chin.
- Norma Shearer

When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant
I could hardly stand to have the old man around.
But when I got to be 21, I was astonished
at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
- Mark Twain

So my father was a person who never lied to me.
If I had a question, he answered it.
I knew a lot of things at a young age because I was intrigued.
- Nick Cannon

My father wouldn't get us a TV, he wouldn't allow a TV in the house.
- Janis Joplin

I have never been a material girl.
My father always told me never to love anything that cannot love you back.
- Imelda Marcos

I just wish I could understand my father.
- Michael Jackson

An angry father is most cruel towards himself.
- Publilius Syrus

I hope I am remembered by my children as a good father.
- Orson Scott Card

The place of the father in the modern suburban family is a very small one,
particularly if he plays golf.
- Bertrand Russell

When did it become a problem to be a small businessman
and become successful? The small businessman -
like my father,
or like me?
- Glenn Beck

My father was the most rational and the most dispassionate of men.
- Simon Newcomb

The time not to become a father is eighteen years before a war.
- E. B. White

The child is father of the man.
- William Wordsworth

I'm more comfortable with whatever's wrong with me
than my father was whenever he felt he failed or didn't
measure up to the standard he set.
- John Malkovich

Every parent is at some time the father of the unreturned prodigal,
with nothing to do but keep his house open to hope.
- John Ciardi


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