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As a father, my first priority is to help my sons set
by Alan Thicke

As a father, my first priority is to help my sons set
and attain personal goals so they will develop self-confidence and individual strength.
Engaging in regular fitness activities with my children
helps me fulfill those responsibilities.
- Alan Thicke

Fitness needs to be perceived as fun and games or we subconsciously avoid it.
- Alan Thicke

I wouldn't call myself a standup in the presence of
Jerry Seinfeld or Chris Rock,
but I do my share of it and it has been and remains
part of my activity and I like it.
- Alan Thicke

On a selfish basis, I really enjoy sports and activity.
- Alan Thicke

 

It's always been said that comedy comes mostly out of the dark side anyway.
- Alan Thicke

I'll be on my third honeymoon, so I'm more of an authority than I care to be.
- Alan Thicke

I'm a big proponent of having a mental health component
go along with whatever the physical realities are.
- Alan Thicke

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Family involvement is a valuable thing and playing
together actively can be the '90s version of it.
Instead of just watching, you can do it together...
something we don't spend enough time on.
We can motivate and excite each other about fitness.
- Alan Thicke

If it is a first offense, you ground them and have a talk.
The second offense would call for counseling.
- Alan Thicke

My two boys were the same ages as the kids in the show.
In real life or in between the breaks I was raising
two kids off camera who were not unlike the two kids
who were being paid to be my kids.
- Alan Thicke

So we had psychiatrists and counselors and therapists
around the set regularly,
especially for those scenes in which Jason would be
dealing with a patient to make sure we were doing it all appropriately.
- Alan Thicke

My priority is to turn people - especially kids -
on to sports and being active so they don't even have
to think about it being good for their health.
If people participate for the fun of it,
and believe me - it is fun, then fitness programs will be much more successful.
- Alan Thicke

If one tends to be a humorous person and you have a
sense of humor the rest of your life then you can certainly lighten the load,
I think, by bringing that to your trials and tribulations.
It's easy to have a sense of humor when everything is going well.
- Alan Thicke

There are psychological repercussions to illness and
we need a little more help to get through the effects
not only on the afflicted but on the family.
And I think there's even a place for humor in that.
- Alan Thicke

And introduce an element of cynicism and darkness into
it and just realize that we're all vulnerable.
We are humans.
There is a finite end to this life and we're all going
to face it and a little silliness can help.
- Alan Thicke

We look for opportunities to play together including basketball,
tennis, swimming, riding bikes and touch football.
I try to provide a loving environment where we can play.
I think that's good on so many levels -
emotionally,
for family interactions and, of course,
physically.
- Alan Thicke

So there was a constant flow and a thin line there
between reality and television and yes,
much of what I was experiencing in my real life was
also what was going on in the television show to the
extent that I had to take writers' advice and from the counselors around.
- Alan Thicke

About 100 things that your kid will do that will surprise
you and break your heart and it will be a combination of fact based therapy,
medically advised kinds of passages accompanied by
celebrity anecdotes and just some funny stuff to lighten the load.
- Alan Thicke

I'm not able to go in with an act that I use month
to month year to year all the time.
It's constantly evolving and changing and that keeps
me on my toes but certainly adds to the challenge.
- Alan Thicke

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I decided in my life that I would do nothing that did
not reflect positively on my father's life.
- Sidney Poitier

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

There's really no point in having children if you're
not going to be home enough to father them.
- Anthony Edwards

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

Watching your husband become a father is really sexy and wonderful.
- Cindy Crawford

When you have a good mother and no father,
God kind of sits in.
It's not enough, but it helps.
- Dick Gregory

A true king is neither husband nor father;
he considers his throne and nothing else.
- Pierre Corneille

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

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

Child-rearing is my main interest now.
I'm a hands-on father.
- Sean Penn

There are things that you cannot talk to your mother and father about,
there are things that you cannot talk to your children about.
- Shirley Knight

I inherited that calm from my father,
who was a farmer.
You sow, you wait for good or bad weather,
you harvest, but working is something you always need to do.
- Miguel Indurain

I grew up not liking my father very much.
I never saw him cry.
But he must have.
Everybody cries.
- Charley Pride

No matter how old we become, we can still call them
'Holy Mother' and 'Father' and put a child-like trust in them.
- Desmond Morris

Our Father and Our God, unto thee, O Lord we lift our souls.
- William Pennington

My father was something of a rainbow-chaser.
- Marc Davis

Confused Memories of Childhood:
Hate to my father, cruel hate,
confused with love - a mix not great.
The man I love - the man I hate;
the man I want to emulate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

There's sometimes a weird benefit to having an alcoholic,
violent father.
He really motivated me in that I never wanted to be anything like him.
- Dean Koontz

My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person,
he believed in me.
- Jim Valvano

Oh, Shrek. Don't worry.
Things just seem bad because it's dark and rainy
and Fiona's father hired a sleazy hitman to whack you.
- the movie Shrek 2

My father was the guy on the block who said hi to everyone.
- Damon Wayans

Father or stepfather - those are just titles to me.
They don't mean anything.
- Oliver Hudson

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

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

Being a father helps me be more responsible...
you see more things than you've ever seen.
- Kid Rock

How pleasant it is for a father to sit at his child's board.
It is like an aged man reclining under the shadow of
an oak which he has planted.
- Voltaire

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

If my father had hugged me even once,
I'd be an accountant right now.
- Ray Romano

That is the thankless position of the father in the family -
the provider for all,
and the enemy of all.
- August Strindberg

Being a father to my family and a husband is to me
much more important than what I did in the business.
- Tom Bosley

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

The patriot blood of my father was warm in my veins.
- Clara Barton

My father and I have a very good relationship.
We always got along.
But I always scold him.
- Amy Sedaris

My father taught me how to substitute realities.
- Mira Sorvino

Being a father, being a friend, those are the things
that make me feel successful.
- William Hurt

The best money advice ever given me was from my father.
When I was a little girl, he told me,
'Don't spend anything unless you have to.'
- Dinah Shore

My father taught me that the only way you can make
good at anything is to practice,
and then practice some more.
- Pete Rose

Do you know that other than my father,
I've never had a man take care of me?
- Dionne Warwick

My Father had a profound influence on me.
He was a lunatic.
- Spike Milligan


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