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My mom was a Democrat and I was scared to death ...
by Tommy Rettig

My mom was a Democrat and I was scared to death that she was gonna blow it.
First I was going to hell with Monroe,
and now to Republican hell with Nixon.
- Tommy Rettig

Marijuana.
Boy, I thought that was just terrible.
How could this great man do this to his life?
- Tommy Rettig

The kids put you on a pedestal.
I didn't like it.
- Tommy Rettig

Yes, there was nothing else to do to get you high.
I mean, there was, but white kids didn't hear about it.
- Tommy Rettig

 

Yeah, dog was this man's best friend,
for sure.
- Tommy Rettig

Then l learned to play guitar and l started writing
songs and my mother formed for me a publishing business,
so we started publishing and managing artists.
- Tommy Rettig

I was still thought of as a kid actor even though I was in my mid twenties.
- Tommy Rettig

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Once in a while there was some TV offer and I'd take it.
- Tommy Rettig

A lot of my friends were fooling around with drugs then.
- Tommy Rettig

Well, I went to school with Jan and Dean,
Ryan O'Neal, some of the Beach Boys we all use to party together.
- Tommy Rettig

I wanted to go to regular high school -
it looked like a lot of fun.
- Tommy Rettig

So, in the last year, the whole cast sued for release from our contracts.
- Tommy Rettig

It was the worst period of my life.
I had all this gigantic acceptance as a kid,
and all of a sudden there was this monumental rejection.
- Tommy Rettig

I wanted to have a normal childhood.
Normal relationships.
- Tommy Rettig

I was totally devastated for four years in the mid
'60s when l tried to buck the tide.
- Tommy Rettig

There's a big difference between somebody who does
acid on weekends and somebody who takes downers every day.
- Tommy Rettig

Acid wasn't getting a whole lot of bad press at the time,
and as I saw the whole bad-press thing happen,
I became aware that the government had done a whole
lie on all the other benign drugs as well.
It became clear to me that the government wanted no real drug education.
- Tommy Rettig

I had always turned it down-to me, smoking pot was
absolutely the worst thing in the world.
I thought of it as an addiction, and all my friends who smoked it,
I felt they really needed help.
- Tommy Rettig

My sisters and mom raised me to respect women and open doors for them.
- Milo Ventimiglia

I basically became a cheerleader because I had a very strict mom.
That was my way of being a bad girl.
- Sandra Bullock

I auditioned on my own.
I tried to make a mark for myself without anybody's help,
not even Mom's.
- Kate Hudson

If my mom reads that I'm grammatically incorrect I'll have hell to pay.
- Larisa Oleynik

Everyone checks out my mom.
My mom's hot.
- Ashley Scott

I wanted to escape so badly.
But of course I knew I couldn't just give up and leave school.
It was only when I heard my mom's voice that I came out of my hiding place.
- Zhang Ziyi

My mom taught us the Serenity Prayer at a young age.
- Toby Keith

I'm a Mommy's Girl - the strongest influence in my young life was my mom.
- Susie Bright

Throughout my life, my mom has been the person that
I've always looked up to.
- Mike Krzyzewski

I guess I was a mom so late in life,
my daughter was the greatest thing since sliced bread.
- Candice Bergen

I'm sure that my mom would have been happy with any path I chose.
- Joely Fisher

I was a brownie for a day.
My mom made me stop.
She didn't want me to conform.
- Sandra Bullock

My mom is definitely my rock.
- Alicia Keys

My mom always said that there would be haters.
Not everyone can love ya.
- Joel Madden

I sing seriously to my mom on the phone.
To put her to sleep, I have to sing "Maria" from West Side Story.
When I hear her snoring, I hang up.
- Adam Sandler

I was always at peace because of the way my mom treated me.
- Martina Hingis

I got to grow up with a mother who taught me to believe in me.
- Antonio Villaraigosa

Who's a boy gonna talk to if not his mother?
- Donald E. Westlake

Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.
- Barbara Kingsolver

Life began with waking up and loving my mother's face.
- George Eliot

There are only two things a child will share willingly;
communicable diseases and its mother's age.
- Benjamin Spock

I want a girl just like good old mom,
who is different in every way.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Where there is a mother in the home,
matters go well.
- Amos Bronson Alcott

A mother's arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.
- Victor Hugo

The babe at first feeds upon the mother's bosom,
but it is always on her heart.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Mother's love is peace.
It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved.
- Erich Fromm

I may be the only mother in America who knows exactly
what their child is up to all the time.
- Barbara Bush

What do girls do who haven't any mothers to help them through their troubles?
- Louisa May Alcott

My mother taught me to treat a lady respectfully.
- Chris Brown

Of all the roles I've played, none has been as fulfilling as being a mother.
- Annette Funicello

My mother taught me that we all have the power to achieve our dreams.
What I lacked was the courage.
- Clay Aiken

My mother said to me, 'If you are a soldier,
you will become a general.
If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.'
Instead,
I was a painter, and became Picasso.
- Pablo Picasso

I am no mother, and I won't be one.
- Brigitte Bardot

Only mothers can think of the future -
because they give birth to it in their children.
- Maxim Gorky

My parents, especially my mother, were no influence on me whatsoever.
- Andy Partridge

With what price we pay for the glory of motherhood.
- Isadora Duncan

How simple a thing it seems to me that to know ourselves as we are,
we must know our mothers names.
- Alice Walker

The Vatican is against surrogate mothers.
Good thing they didn't have that rule when Jesus was born.
- Elayne Boosler

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

The fastest way to break the cycle of perfectionism
and become a fearless is mother is to give up the idea of doing it perfectly -
indeed to embrace uncertainty and imperfection.
- Arianna Huffington

Mothers are the necessity of invention.
- Bill Watterson

Who in their infinite wisdom decreed that Little League
uniforms be white? Certainly not a mother.
- Erma Bombeck

If there were no schools to take the children away
from home part of the time,
the insane asylums would be filled with mothers.
- Edward W. Howe

Giving birth was easier than having a tattoo.
- Nicole Appleton

I've been through it all, baby, I'm mother courage.
- Elizabeth Taylor

My mother worked in factories, worked as a domestic,
worked in a restaurant, always had a second job.
- Ed Bradley

The man in our society is the breadwinner;
the woman has enough to do as the homemaker,
wife and mother.
- Dorothy Fields

What is free time? I'm a single mother.
My free moments are filled with loving my little girl.
- Roma Downey

Only God Himself fully appreciates the influence of
a Christian mother in the molding of character in her children.
- Billy Graham

I think while all mothers deal with feelings of guilt,
working mothers are plagued by guilt on steroids!
- Arianna Huffington

What motivated me? My mother.
My mother was an immigrant woman, a peasant woman,
struggled all her life, worked in the garment center.
- Al Lewis

I'd lose my mind if I heard my kid call the nanny Mommy.
- Toni Braxton

My mother used to tell me man gives the award,
God gives the reward.
I don't need another plaque.
- Denzel Washington


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