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My father was totally Irish, and so I went to Ireland once.
by James Cagney

My father was totally Irish, and so I went to Ireland once.
I found it to be very much like New York,
for it was a beautiful country, and both the women
and men were good-looking.
- James Cagney

Perhaps people, and kids especially,
are spoiled today,
because all the kids today have cars,
it seems.
When I was young you were lucky to have a bike.
- James Cagney

You dirty, double-crossing rat.
- James Cagney

I got a part as a chorus girl in a show called Every
Sailor and I had fun doing it.
Mother didn't really approve of it, through.
- James Cagney

 

You know, the period of World War I and the Roaring
Twenties were really just about the same as today.
You worked, and you made a living if you could,
and you tired to make the best of things.
For an actor or a dancer, it was no different then than today.
It was a struggle.
- James Cagney

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)

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The child is father of the man.
- William Wordsworth

Whenever I fail as a father or husband...
a toy and a diamond always works.
- Shahrukh Khan

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

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

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...
had sharper eyes than the rest of our people.
- Chief Joseph

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Growing up, I've enjoyed hunting with my father.
- Dale Earnhardt

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father's equal,
and I never loved any other man as much.
- Hedy Lamarr

All the learnin' my father paid for was a bit o' birch
at one end and an alphabet at the other.
- George Eliot

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I stopped loving my father a long time ago.
What remained was the slavery to a pattern.
- Anais Nin

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

To people who remember JFK's assassination,
JFK Jr. will probably always be that boy saluting his father's coffin.
- Michael Beschloss


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