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Fathers in today's modern families can be so many things. ...
by Oliver Hudson

Fathers in today's modern families can be so many things.
- Oliver Hudson

Related topics: Dad

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

You can love someone like your son, even if he's not your biological son,
and you can love someone like your father,
even if he's not your biological father.
- Oliver Hudson

Blood relatives often have nothing to do with family,
and similarly, family is about who you choose to make your life with.
- Oliver Hudson

 

We were taught manners and we had to do our chores -
Katie and I grew up as normal kids.
- Oliver Hudson

Personally, fame never really played any part in our family life.
- Oliver Hudson

His advice to me is basically to just love what you
do and don't let the fear of failure stop you.
- Oliver Hudson

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I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God,
visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children
to the third and fourth generations.
- Exodus 20:5

To be as good as our fathers we must be better,
imitation is not discipleship.
- Wendell Phillips

What harsh judges fathers are to all young men!
- Terence

Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because
they are more certain they are their own.
- Aristotle

The fundamental defect of fathers, in our competitive society,
is that they want their children to be a credit to them.
- Bertrand Russell

There is too much fathering going on just now and there
is no doubt about it fathers are depressing.
- Gertrude Stein

Victory has a thousand fathers,
but defeat is an orphan.
- John F. Kennedy

No fathers or mothers think their own children ugly.
- Miguel de Cervantes

In peace, sons bury their fathers.
In war, fathers bury their sons.
- Herodotus

What good mothers and fathers instinctively feel like
doing for their babies is usually best after all.
- Benjamin Spock

Employee fathers need to step up to the plate and put
their family needs on the table.
- James Levine

The one phrase you can use is that success has a thousand fathers,
and failure is an orphan.
- Alan Price

Undeservedly you will atone for the sins of your fathers.
- Horace

Babies don't need fathers, but mothers do.
Someone who is taking care of a baby needs to be taken care of.
- Amy Heckerling

Rich men's sons are seldom rich men's fathers.
- Herbert Kaufman

Fathers are biological necessities, but social accidents.
- Margaret Mead

Sons have always a rebellious wish to be disillusioned
by that which charmed their fathers.
- Aldous Huxley

At least the Pilgrim Fathers used to shoot Indians:
the Pilgrim Children merely punch time clocks.
- e. e. cummings

In my view, far from deserving condemnation for their courageous reporting,
the New York Times, the Washington Post and other newspapers
should be commended for serving the purpose that the
Founding Fathers saw so clearly.
- Hugo Black

Often, city fathers blamed prostitutes for the disease,
and some threatened to brand their cheeks with hot
iron if they did not desist from their vices.
- Peter Lewis Allen

Victory has a hundred fathers but defeat is an orphan.
- Galeazzo Ciano

It's not any desire on my part to start playing dads,
but it's a convention of drama.
If you don't get the parts of young people going out to nightclubs,
you have to play their fathers.
- Ian Hart

Let us form one body, one heart, and defend to the
last warrior our country,
our homes, our liberty, and the graves of our fathers.
- Tecumseh

Our Founding Fathers would be proud of all that America has achieved,
and will continue to achieve, in the coming years.
- John Linder

It is a pity that instead of the Pilgrim Fathers landing on Plymouth Rock,
Plymouth Rock had not landed on the Pilgrim Fathers.
- Chauncey Depew

Partly because his life ended before the age of 50,
Hamilton was defined by the other founding fathers,
and he managed, with amazing consistency,
to alienate most of them.
- Ron Chernow

Fourscore and seven years ago
our fathers brought forth on this continent,
a new nation, conceived in Liberty,
and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
- Abraham Lincoln

Equality, rightly understood as our founding fathers understood it,
leads to liberty and to the emancipation of creative differences;
wrongly understood,
as it has been so tragically in our time,
it leads first to conformity and then to despotism.
- Barry Goldwater

I was plunged into what was known as the debutante social whirl.
This was one of the ways fathers justified their own
hard work and sacrifices.
- Gene Tierney

The founding fathers were not only brilliant,
they were system builders and systematic thinkers.
They came up with comprehensive plans and visions.
- Ron Chernow

Every man is responsible only for his own acts.
The sons do not inherit the sins of the fathers.
But can we say: that was long ago, they were different?
- Aleksander Kwasniewski

I see happiness as a by-product.
I don't think you can pursue happiness.
I think that phrase is one of the very few mistakes
the Founding Fathers made.
- James Hillman

Wales is the land of my fathers.
And my fathers can have it.
- Dylan Thomas

Second, marriage is an issue that our Founding Fathers
wisely left to the states.
- Judy Biggert

Every generation revolts against its fathers and makes
friends with its grandfathers.
- Lewis Mumford

Working mothers do an hour more per day than working
fathers do and working mothers do on average an hour
more per day with the kids than working fathers do.
- James Levine

As always, victory finds a hundred fathers but defeat is an orphan.
- Galeazzo Ciano

In the summer of 1776 our Founding Fathers sought to
secure our independence and the liberties that remain
the foundation of our nation today.
- Doc Hastings

This is the reason why mothers are more devoted to
their children than fathers:
it is that they suffer more in giving them birth and
are more certain that they are their own.
- Aristotle

We criticize mothers for closeness.
We criticize fathers for distance.
How many of us have expected less from our fathers
and appreciated what they gave us more? How many of
us always let them off the hook?
- Ellen Goodman

The fathers, if they got me alone, would try to kiss and fondle me.
I hated it.
- Christine Keeler

English history is all about men liking their fathers,
and American history is all about men hating their
fathers and trying to burn down everything they ever did.
- Malcolm Bradbury

Our mothers and fathers want change.
They worked all of their lives, but today live in destitution.
- Viktor Yushchenko

I hope the film will help mothers and fathers to be
aware that 15 is a very vulnerable age.
- Ellen Muth

For rarely are sons similar to their fathers:
most are worse,
and a few are better than their fathers.
- Homer

A true conservationist is a man who knows that the
world is not given by his fathers,
but borrowed from his children.
- John James Audubon

The Founding Fathers in their wisdom decided that children
were an unnatural strain on parents.
So they provided jails called schools,
equipped with tortures called an education.
- John Updike

The vision that the founding fathers had of rule of
law and equality before the law and no one above the law,
that is a very viable vision, but instead of that,
we have quasi mob rule.
- James Bovard

Fathers like to have children good-natured,
well-behaved, and comfortable, but how to put them
in that desirable condition is out of their philosophy.
- Ernestine Rose

The land of my fathers.
My fathers can have it.
- Dylan Thomas

Thousands of present day students, like many of our Founding Fathers,
are being taught at home.
- Ernest Istook

The Founding Fathers gave the free press the protection
it must have to bare the secrets of government and inform the people.
- Hugo Black

People are concerned, here again, about life,
and haven't given a whole lot of attention to how you
make fathers responsible for the lives they bring into the world.
- Birch Bayh

Slumber not in the tents of your fathers.
The world is advancing.
- Giuseppe Mazzini

All women who kill or have sexual obsessions or who
are prostitutes have trouble with their fathers.
- Catherine Deneuve

The sentimentality of baseball is very deeply rooted
in the American baseball fan.
It is the one sport that is transmitted from fathers to sons.
- Michael Lewis

I have never seen such extreme partisanship,
such bitter partisanship, and such forgetfulness of
the fate of our fathers and of the Constitution.
- Robert Byrd

As regards parents, I should like to see them as highly educated as possible,
and I do not restrict this remark to fathers alone.
- Quintilian

Your former Fathers the Spaniards have now no further Authority over you.
- Zebulon Pike

Fathers and mothers have lost the idea that the highest
aspiration they might have for their children is for them to be wise...
specialized competence and success are all that they can imagine.
- Allan Bloom

Because religion has such a compelling hold on the
deep psyches of so many people,
feminists cannot afford to leave it in the hands of the fathers.
- Carol P. Christ

Government is necessary for our survival.
We need government in order to survive.
The Founding Fathers created a special place for government.
It is called the Constitution.
- Michael Badnarik

We were not fathers also to convey the promise,
as Abraham was; nor although the promise,
as collectively taken, had belonged to us,
as to Abraham it did.
- Thomas Goodwin

Countries are either mothers or fathers,
and engender the emotional bristle secretly reserved for either sire.
- Edna O'Brien


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