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My mom had to beg the guys to let me play.
by Dennis Wilson

My mom had to beg the guys to let me play.
I couldn't even play the drums right -
Brian had to show me.
- Dennis Wilson

The one thing that kept our family together was the music.
The only thing that our family would share emotionally
was to have our dad cry over something the kids did with music.
- Dennis Wilson

I can tell you the day The Beach Boys will no longer exist -
never.
We'll be on stage in wheelchairs.
- Dennis Wilson

There will always be a Beach Boys.
Being a Beach Boy is like being in love.
- Dennis Wilson

 

My dad was a tyrant.
He used to physically beat the crap out of us.
- Dennis Wilson

All I need is a big surfboard and a piano.
- Dennis Wilson

I made a dollar a day sweeping a laundry out.
Then we made a record that was number two in Los Angeles.
We got so excited hearing it on the radio that Carl threw up.
- Dennis Wilson

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They say I live a fast life.
Maybe I just like a fast life.
I wouldn't give it up for anything in the world.
It won't last forever, either.
But the memories will.
- Dennis Wilson

He just had a very unique way of expressing himself
physically with his kids.
- Dennis Wilson

The Beach Boys are not a superstar group.
The music is the superstar of the group.
- Dennis Wilson

Brian was the oldest, I was in the middle and Carl was the baby.
I was the troublemaker.
Brian got great grades and Carl got the kind of grades I did.
I failed everything.
I was too busy fighting and running wild.
- Dennis Wilson

The thing I wonder about is where does Brian's creative
spark come from? Not his subjects or anything,
but his spark.
What makes it so great for me is that I really don't know.
There's a mystery behind Brian, even to me.
- Dennis Wilson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

My mom is definitely my rock.
- Alicia Keys

Every man must define his identity against his mother.
If he does not, he just falls back into her and is swallowed up.
- Camille Paglia

The woman is uniformly sacrificed to the wife and mother.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton

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

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

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

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

There is nothing in the world of art like the songs mother used to sing.
- Billy Sunday

Mommy smoked but she didn't want us to.
She saw smoke coming out of the barn one time,
so we got whipped.
- Loretta Lynn

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

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

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

All I am, or can be, I owe to my angel mother.
- Abraham Lincoln

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

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

Motherhood is...
difficult and...
rewarding.
- Gloria Estefan

Always it gave me a pang that my children had no lawful claim to a name.
- Harriet Ann Jacobs

My mother was a personal friend of God's.
They had ongoing conversations.
- Della Reese

Motherhood is priced Of God, at price no man may dare
To lessen or misunderstand.
- Helen Hunt Jackson

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

Sweater, n.: garment worn by child when its mother is feeling chilly.
- Ambrose Bierce

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

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

I stand fearlessly for small dogs, the American Flag,
motherhood and the Bible.
That's why people love me.
- Art Linkletter

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

I owe much to mother.
She had an expert's understanding, but also approached art emotionally.
- David Rockefeller

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

Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.
- Robert Browning

Motherhood has a very humanizing effect.
Everything gets reduced to essentials.
- Meryl Streep

The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Morality and its victim, the mother -
what a terrible picture!
Is there indeed anything more terrible,
more criminal, than our glorified sacred function of motherhood?
- Emma Goldman

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

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

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

My mother thinks I could have even run a larger company.
- Christie Hefner

Motherhood is at its best when the tender chords of
sympathy have been touched.
- Paul Harris

Mother is far too clever to understand anything she does not like.
- Arnold Bennett

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

The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness.
When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe.
You relinquish that position to your children.
- Jessica Lange

I am truly my mother's son.
- David Geffen

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

If you ever become a mother, can I have one of the puppies?
- Charles Pierce

My mother gets all mad at me if I stay in a hotel.
I'm 31-years-old, and I don't want to sleep on a sleeping
bag down in the basement.
It's humiliating.
- Ben Affleck


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