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My father? I never knew him.
by Eminem

My father? I never knew him.
Never even seen a picture of him.
- Eminem

Related topics: Dad

I think my first album opened a lot of doors for me
to push the freedom of speech to the limit.
- Eminem

Dealing with backstabbers, there was one thing I learned.
They're only powerful when you got your back turned.
- Eminem

The truth is you don't know what is going to happen tomorrow.
Life is a crazy ride, and nothing is guaranteed.
- Eminem

 

My thing is this; if I'm sick enough to think it,
then I'm sick enough to say it.
- Eminem

Sometimes I feel like rap music is almost the key to stopping racism.
- Eminem

It'd be stupid for me to sit here and say that there
aren't kids who look up to me,
but my responsibility is not to them.
I'm not a baby sitter.
- Eminem

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I say what I want to say and do what I want to do.
There's no in between.
People will either love you for it or hate you for it.
- Eminem

There was a while when I was feeling like,
'Damn, if I'd just been born black, I would not have to go through all this'.
- Eminem

When you're a little kid, you don't see color,
and the fact that my friends were black never crossed my mind.
It never became an issue until I was a teenager and started trying to rap.
- Eminem

I am who I am and I say what I think.
I'm not putting a face on for the record.
- Eminem

I need drama in my life to keep making music.
- Eminem

Anybody with a sense of humor is going to put on my
album and laugh from beginning to end.
- Eminem

A lot of truth is said in jest.
- Eminem

I might talk about killing people, but that doesn't mean I do it.
- Eminem

Before I was famous, when I was just working in Gilbert's Lodge,
everything was moving in slow motion.
- Eminem

I always wished for this, but it's almost turning into
more of a nightmare than a dream.
- Eminem

I come from Detroit where it's rough and I'm not a smooth talker.
- Eminem

To the people I forgot, you weren't on my mind for
some reason and you probably don't deserve any thanks anyway.
- Eminem

I don't hate women - they just sometimes make me mad.
- Eminem

Fame hit me like a ton of bricks.
- Eminem

If there's not drama and negativity in my life,
all my songs will be really wack and boring or something.
- Eminem

I want to solidify as an artist and show that as I
grow as a person and make mistakes and learn from them,
I'm going to grow artistically.
- Eminem

It sometimes feels like a strange movie,
you know, it's all so weird that sometimes I wonder
if it is really happening.
- Eminem

I was poor white trash, no glitter, no glamour,
but I'm not ashamed of anything.
- Eminem

I'm stupid, I'm ugly, I'm dumb, I smell.
Did I mention I'm stupid?
- Eminem

I am whatever you say I am; if I wasn't,
then why would you say I am.
- Eminem

These times are so hard, and they're getting even harder.
- Eminem

I'd go to, like, six different schools in one year.
We were on welfare, and my mom never ever worked.
- Eminem

Somewhere deep down there's a decent man in me,
he just can't be found.
- Eminem

My only scheme was to be a rapper.
- Eminem

Personally, I just think rap music is the best thing out there,
period.
If you look at my deck in my car radio,
you're always going to find a hip-hop tape;
that's all I buy,
that's all I live, that's all I listen to,
that's all I love.
- Eminem

Yeah, I did see where the people dissing me were coming from.
But, it's like, anything that happened in the past between black and white,
I can't really speak on it, because I wasn't there.
I don't feel like me being born the color I am makes me any less of a person.
- Eminem

Say there's a white kid who lives in a nice home,
goes to an all-white school, and is pretty much having
everything handed to him on a platter -
for him to pick up a rap tape is incredible to me,
because what that's saying is that he's living a fantasy life of rebellion.
- Eminem

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I never had a speech from my father 'this is what you
must do or shouldn't do' but I just learned to be led by example.
My father wasn't perfect.
- Adam Sandler

My father would take me to the playground,
and put me on mood swings.
- Jay London

It is impossible to please all the world and one's father.
- Jean de La Fontaine

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

The Godhead consists of the Father, the Son,
and the Holy Spirit.
The Father is a material being.
- Orson Pratt

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

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

Feels good to try, but playing a father,
I'm getting a little older.
I see now that I'm taking it more serious and I do want that lifestyle.
- Adam Sandler

I wanted to take up music, so my father bought me a blunt instrument.
He told me to knock myself out.
- Jay London

What does God the Father look like? Although I've never seen Him,
I believe - as with the Holy Spirit -
He looks like Jesus looked on earth.
- Benny Hinn

You don't have to deserve your mother's love.
You have to deserve your father's.
- Robert Frost

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

No, I never thought about my father's money as my money.
- Christie Hefner

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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