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My father was always getting excited about something.
by Nicolas Cage

My father was always getting excited about something.
It's genetically inside me somewhere.
- Nicolas Cage

I was always shocked when I went to the doctor's office
and they did my X-ray and didn't find that I had eight
more ribs than I should have or that my blood was the color green.
- Nicolas Cage

As a teenager I was more of an anarchist,
but now I want people to thrive and be harmonious.
- Nicolas Cage

To be a good actor you have to be something like a criminal,
to be willing to break the rules to strive for something new.
- Nicolas Cage

 

It's a family that's loaded with grudges and passion.
We come from a long line of robbers and highwaymen in Italy,
you know.
Killers, even.
- Nicolas Cage

There's a fine line between the Method actor and the schizophrenic.
- Nicolas Cage

Hollywood didn't know if I was an actor or a nut or
if I was this crazy character I was playing.
I had developed an image of being a little bit unusual,
different and wild.
- Nicolas Cage

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Shock is still fun.
I won't ever shut the door on it.
- Nicolas Cage

I think I jump around more when I'm alone.
- Nicolas Cage

Passion is very important to me.
If you stop enjoying things, you've got to look at it,
because it can lead to all kinds of depressing scenarios.
- Nicolas Cage

I wanted to make an image for myself as an outlaw type.
A kind of rock 'n' roll sensibility.
- Nicolas Cage

I am not a demon.
I am a lizard, a shark, a heat-seeking panther.
I want to be Bob Denver on acid playing the accordion.
- Nicolas Cage

I try to do as many stunts as they'll let me do.
I think it's important for an audience to feel that
the actor's really doing it.
- Nicolas Cage

I'm sad about this, but we shouldn't have been married in the first place.
- Nicolas Cage

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nobody ever asks a father how he manages to combine marriage and a career.
- Sam Ewing

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

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

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

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

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

Life was a lot simpler when what we honored was father and mother
rather than all major credit cards.
- Robert Orben

Father told me that if I ever met a lady in a dress like yours,
I must look her straight in the eyes.
- Prince Charles

One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.
- George Herbert

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

My father wasn't really involved and my mom is the light in my life.
- Marion Jones

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

I've said it before, but it's absolutely true:
My mother gave me my drive,
but my father gave me my dreams.
Thanks to him, I could see a future.
- Liza Minelli

A father's disappointment can be a very powerful tool.
- Michael Bergin

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 have always thought of Walt Disney as my second father.
- Annette Funicello

I'm a father; that's what matters most.
Nothing matters more.
- Gordon Brown

Middle age is the awkward period when Father Time starts
catching up with Mother Nature.
- Harold Coffin

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

Aeneas carried his aged father on his back from the
ruins of Troy and so do we all,
whether we like it or not, perhaps even if we have never known them.
- Angela Carter

My father was grounded, a very meat-and-potatoes man.
He was a baker.
- Anthony Hopkins

I was punished for blowing the whistle on my father's lifestyle.
- Tatum O'Neal

I'm a fun father, but not a good father.
The hard decisions always went to my wife.
- John Lithgow

When a father, absent during the day,
returns home at six, his children receive only his temperament,
not his teaching.
- Robert Bly

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

My father was an Episcopalian minister,
and I've always been comforted by the power of prayer.
- Anna Lee

If the new American father feels bewildered and even defeated,
let him take comfort from the fact that whatever he
does in any fathering situation has a fifty percent chance of being right.
- Bill Cosby

I love the comic opportunities that come up in the
context of a father-son relationship.
- Harrison Ford

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

I was raised by free-spirited people,
though my father gave me a very strong work ethic.
- Diane Lane

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

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

It is my feeling that Time ripens all things;
with Time all things are revealed; Time is the father of truth.
- Francois Rabelais

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

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

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

The child is father of the man.
- William Wordsworth

My father used to sing to me in my mother's womb.
I think I can name about any tune in two beats.
- Yancy Butler

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

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

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

The love of a mother is the veil of a softer light
between the heart and the heavenly Father.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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

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

My father was not a failure.
After all, he was the father of a president of the United States.
- Harry S. Truman

A father is always making his baby into a little woman.
And when she is a woman he turns her back again.
- Enid Bagnold


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