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Lynn Johnston Quotes and Sayings

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Mom and Dad would stay in bed on Sunday morning,
but the kids would have to go to church.
- Lynn Johnston

Related topics: Parenting

You see, anything I imagined, I could draw.
- Lynn Johnston

People never knew we were poor, but out of that poverty
came the most incredible inventions -
board games,
recipes...
we never stopped inventing.
- Lynn Johnston

The most profound statements are often said in silence.
- Lynn Johnston

 

I know it sounds crazy, but I have had far more connection
with my parents after their deaths.
- Lynn Johnston

My mother was a very literate person who had educated herself.
She had an exceptional vocabulary.
- Lynn Johnston

Only a couple of times have I ever been to church and felt enlightened by it.
- Lynn Johnston

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I loved the Little Lulu stories, where she would fantasize
that her bedroom rug would turn into a pool of water,
and she could dive down into the center of the world.
- Lynn Johnston

I've always felt that life is a novel,
and part of it is written for you, and part of it is written by you.
It's up to you to write the ending, ultimately.
- Lynn Johnston

But I married a guy who treated me very badly,
but I was happy.
I was miserable, so I was happy.
- Lynn Johnston

Complaining is good for you as long as you're not complaining
to the person you're complaining about.
- Lynn Johnston

I often think you bring unhappiness on yourself,
because if you don't like yourself very much,
you allow yourself to be influenced by people who reinforce that.
- Lynn Johnston

I was just so lucky to have a wonderful life after a tough marriage.
- Lynn Johnston

It's taken me a long time to become the person I am,
for all the ugliness to fall away.
The rotten flesh is gone, and the seed is there.
I can touch that now.
- Lynn Johnston

No matter how old you are, there's always something good to look forward to.
- Lynn Johnston

I've had some tremendous adventures,
good and bad.
It's part of the novel, and a novel isn't interesting
if it doesn't have some good and bad.
And you don't know what good is if bad hasn't been a part of your life.
- Lynn Johnston

But even though all this was going on at home,
if someone had tried to take me away and put me in a children's home,
I couldn't have handled it.
Even though my mother was very brutal,
it was my home.
- Lynn Johnston

You think about child abuse and you think of a father
viciously attacking a daughter or a son,
but in my family it was my mother.
My mother, I would say, was a...
very brutal disciplinarian.
- Lynn Johnston

That's what my mother did.
And my father was the first person she'd met who treated her kindly.
She was terrified of men, and she married a very meek,
kind, dear man.
And she had the upper hand.
She ruled the roost.
- Lynn Johnston

In a way, a certain amount of self-criticism is a good thing,
because it keeps you humble.
Realizing that no matter what success you've achieved,
you can still make enemies makes you humble,
too.
- Lynn Johnston

Sure, I've had some bad times, but everybody does.
But people don't get to talk about them like I do,
unless they do to a therapist.
People don't get to put them in the paper like I do.
- Lynn Johnston

When Kate was born, she was born into a world of joy
and happiness and confidence.
The difference between the children is night and day.
She's happy, she's thriving, she's full of self-confidence.
I tell her she's beautiful every day before I send her off to school.
- Lynn Johnston

And my father was a comic.
He could play any musical instrument.
He loved to perform.
He was a wonderfully comedic character.
He had the ability to dance and sing and charm and analyze poetry.
- Lynn Johnston

My brother was a great audience, and if he liked the picture,
he would laugh and laugh and laugh, and he would want to keep the picture.
Making people laugh with an image I had created...
what power that was!
- Lynn Johnston

Aaron and I will be joined at the hip until the day we die.
We have loved and hated each other since the day he was born.
He's very much a part of my heart.
He's going to broadcasting college now,
and he'll do fine.
But he came into a world that did not welcome him.
- Lynn Johnston

After I got this job at the syndicate,
I started sending them money so they could go on trips
and do the things they could never afford to do.
All the while, I never knew that my mother was socking money away.
- Lynn Johnston

Yes, and when I had Aaron, he left me,
and I didn't know how to raise a child.
And I wasn't close to my parents, and because I was
too proud to go to my parents for help,
I mistreated that little baby.
I didn't want a baby.
- Lynn Johnston

If I was in love with someone, I would get their picture
out of the school yearbook and do portraits.
If I was curious about sex, I would draw pictures of it.
There were no books for me to look at.
Then I would go find my father's matches to burn the paper.
- Lynn Johnston

My mom is definitely my rock.
- Alicia Keys

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I am sure that if the mothers of various nations could meet,
there would be no more wars.
- E. M. Forster

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

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

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

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

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

When you have a good mother and no father,
God kind of sits in.
It's not enough, but it helps.
- Dick Gregory

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

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

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

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

Motherhood is the strangest thing, it can be like being one's own Trojan horse.
- Rebecca West

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

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

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

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

A mother's happiness is like a beacon,
lighting up the future but reflected also on the past
in the guise of fond memories.
- Honore de Balzac

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

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 mother taught me about the power of inspiration and courage,
and she did it with a strength and a passion that I wish could be bottled.
- Carly Fiorina

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

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

I wish my mother had left me something about how she felt growing up.
I wish my grandmother had done the same.
I wanted my girls to know me.
- Carol Burnett

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

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


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