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

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

Related topics: Parenting

I'm an Internet junkie.
- Marion Jones

It's hard to have a bad hair day when you're famous.
- Marion Jones

As a child I was very involved with sports and I knew
at age 9 that I wanted to be an Olympic champion.
- Marion Jones

 

A lot of women say they love being pregnant,
but I wasn't such a big fan.
- Marion Jones

You forget that sometimes people are out there to get you -
they don't even have a reason.
- Marion Jones

I think the people who have really followed my career
from the time I was seven years old can see my steady
progress and see the type of person and athlete I am.
- Marion Jones

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I'm a jock and I'm an athlete, and that's what I love to do.
- Marion Jones

In my opinion, Jackie is the greatest female athlete ever.
- Marion Jones

Everywhere we go, people recognize me.
- Marion Jones

But I don't believe in guilt by association.
- Marion Jones

I will continue to express the fact I am for a drug-free
sport and always will be.
- Marion Jones

I'm for a drug-free sport and always will be.
- Marion Jones

Our lives are so hectic and full, and we have a big family right now.
- Marion Jones

Nobody has ever said anything about Marion Jones every
using performance-enhancing drugs and they never will.
- Marion Jones

I was only 24 then, but 18 of those 24 years had been
dedicated to wanting to get to that moment.
- Marion Jones

When I'm home, I'm relaxed.
- Marion Jones

The ultimate would be to compete in a couple more Olympics,
hopefully break some world records and wind up my sports
career with a couple of years in the WNBA.
- Marion Jones

I did pretty well at the Sydney Olympics,
but those were my first Games.
- Marion Jones

We realized that the only persons we can truly trust
in this world is each other and our families.
- Marion Jones

I've set no world record.
- Marion Jones

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

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

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

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

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

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

I know that I will never find my father in any other
man who comes into my life,
because it is a void in my life that can only be filled by him.
- Halle Berry

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

I was raised Catholic, but my father's people were Methodist,
so we went to both churches.
- Aaron Neville

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I pressed my father's hand and told him I would protect his grave with my life.
My father smiled and passed away to the spirit land.
- Chief Joseph

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

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

Family life was wonderful.
The streets were bleak.
The playgrounds were bleak.
But home was always warm.
My mother and father had a great relationship.
I always felt 'safe' there.
- Robert Cormier

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

But I have to be careful not to let the world dazzle
me so much that I forget that I'm a husband and a father.
- Herbie Hancock

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

She got her looks from her father.
He's a plastic surgeon.
- Groucho Marx

Thirteen, 13 children, and I love - I love them all.
And I think I've been a good father to all of them.
- Anthony Quinn

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

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

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

I think Captain Cousteau might be the father of the environmental movement.
- Ted Turner

I want to go ahead of Father Time with a scythe of my own.
- H. G. Wells

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

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

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

My father was always telling himself no one was perfect,
not even my mother.
- Broderick Crawford

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

Both my mother and father were very supportive of any
career move any of us wanted to make.
- James Gandolfini

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

My grandfather, along with Carnegie,
was a pioneer in philanthropy,
which my father then practiced on a very large scale.
- David Rockefeller

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

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

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

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

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

The child is father of the man.
- William Wordsworth


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