100 Great Quotes About Parents That Will Make You Love Your Parents More

How much we dote on our parents, don’t we? After all, parents are the very first people a baby gets acquainted with, and receives love and care from. The duties of parents begin long before the baby is born. From the day they realize that they are going to parents, people start preparing for the big day in all ways possible. Becoming parents is one of the biggest joys a human being can experience in their life! It adds meaning to your life and brings you immense joys—and in the process, makes you feel greatly indebted to your own parents for always being there for you.

Parenting, as much joy as it brings to you, is a tremendously responsible job. It is not easy to bring little ones into this world, take care of their every needs while they are young, and raise them to be to good and responsible citizens of the society. That is why we greatly respect all the parents among you and bring to you this amazing collection of quotes about parents and the joys and pains of parenting. Read and enjoy—and don’t forget to share with other parents you know, including your own!

You'll stay with me?' Until the very end,' said James.

- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, J.K. Rowling

Parents are like God because you wanna know they're out there, and you want them to think well of you, but you really only call when you need something.

- Invisible Monsters, Chuck Palahniuk

Love can change a person the way a parent can change a baby- awkwardly, and often with a great deal of mess.

- Horseradish, Lemony Snicket

Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them.

- The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde

To lose one parent may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness.

- Oscar Wilde

It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.

- Maya Angelou

The most loving parents and relatives commit murder with smiles on their faces. They force us to destroy the person we really are: a subtle kind of murder.

- Jim Morrison

But she wasn't around, and that's the thing when your parents die, you feel like instead of going in to every fight with backup, you are going into every fight alone.

- For One More Day, Mitch Albom

Don't be ridiculous, Charlie, people love the parents who beat their kids in department stores. It's the ones who just let their kids wreak havoc that everybody hates.

- A Dirty Job, Christopher Moore

It's a funny thing about mothers and fathers. Even when their own child is the most disgusting little blister you could ever imagine, they still think that he or she is wonderful.

- Matilda, Roald Dahl

Have you ever noticed how parents can go from the most wonderful people in the world to totally embarrassing in three seconds?

- The Red Pyramid, Rick Riordan

I think all of us are always five years old in the presence and absence of our parents.

- The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Sherman Alexie

Parents are not interested in justice, they're interested in peace and quiet.

- Bill Cosby

Faith can be very very dangerous, and deliberately to implant it into the vulnerable mind of an innocent child is a grievous wrong.

- The God Delusion, Richard Dawkins

When I was a kid my parents moved a lot, but I always found them.

- Rodney Dangerfield

When you loved someone and had to let them go, there will always be that small part of yourself that whispers, "What was it that you wanted and why didn't you fight for it?

- Shannon L. Alder

It never gets easier, missing you. And sometimes I wonder if it ever will.

- Ninth Grade Slays, Heather Brewer

My parents are going to kill me!" "That seems rather harsh...

- Sir Thursday, Garth Nix

I think part of being a parent is trying to kill your kids.

- Christine, Stephen King

First your parents, they give you your life, but then they try to give you their life.

- Chuck Palahniuk

I would have given anything to keep her little. They outgrow us so much faster than we outgrow them. Brian Fitzgerald, talking about his children.

- My Sister's Keeper, Jodi Picoult

Parents had some kind of sin radar, Claire thought. They always called when you were in the middle of something you just knew they'd consider wrong. Or at least risky.

- Midnight Alley, Rachel Caine

It's not always easy being her daughter.' I think,' she said, 'sometimes it's hard no matter whose daughter you are.

- Along for the Ride, Sarah Dessen

We realized that the version of the world they rendered for us was not the world they really believed in...

- The Virgin Suicides, Jeffrey Eugenides

I cannot help but wonder if any parents ever actually schedule in adolescent drama on their day planners. Looks like a slow week, Sarah. I guess I can pencil in your eating disorder.

- My Life Next Door, Huntley Fitzpatrick

I think when you become a parent you go from being a star in the movie of your own life to the supporting player in the movie of someone else's.

- American on Purpose: The Improbable Adventures of an Unlikely Patriot, Craig Ferguson

You cannot let your parents anywhere near your real humiliations.

- Open Secrets, Alice Munro

When you lose your parents, the sadness doesn't go away. It just changes. It hits you sideways sometimes instead of head-on. Like now.

- In Too Deep, Jude Watson

The job of every generation is to discover the flaws of the one that came before it. That's part of growing up, figuring out all the ways your parents and their friends are broken.

- Zombies Vs. Unicorns, Justine Larbalestier

Sun is bad for you. Everything our parents said was good is bad. Sun, milk, red meat...college,

- Woody Allen

Parenthood...It's about guiding the next generation, and forgiving the last.

- Peter Krause

Many kids, it seemed, would find out that their parents were flawed, messed-up people later in life, and I didn't appreciate getting to know it all so strong and early.

- The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake, Aimee Bender

By loving them for more than their abilities we show our children that they are much more than the sum of their accomplishments.

- Smart Parenting for Smart Kids: Nurturing Your Child's True Potential, Eileen Kennedy-Moore

My dad had limitations. That's what my good-hearted mom always told us. He had limitations, but he meant no harm. It was kind of her to say, but he did do harm.

- Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn

Parents shouldn't leave their kids unless —unless they've got to.

- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, J.K. Rowling

Parents aren't the people you come from. They're the people you want to be, when you grow up.

- Handle with Care, Jodi Picoult

Children are gifts. They are not ours for the breaking. They are ours for the making.

- Single Dad Laughing, Dan Pearce

What do your parents know, about surviving?

- The End, Lemony Snicket

We don't always do the things our parents want us to do, but it is their mistake if they can't find a way to love us anyway.

- Commencement, J. Courtney Sullivan

There's nothing like your mother's sympathetic voice to make you want to burst into tears.

- Confessions of a Shopaholic, Sophie Kinsella

Unhappy parents teach you a lesson that lasts a lifetime.

- J.G. Ballard

All a child's life depends on the ideal it has of its parents. Destroy that and everything goes - morals, behavior, everything. Absolute trust in someone else is the essence of education.

- Where Angels Fear to Tread, E.M. Forster

If you were my child, I would staple you to your bedroom wall.

- Hourglass, Myra McEntire

The thing about lying to your parents is, you have to do it to protect them. It's for their own good.

- Twenties Girl, Sophie Kinsella

Oh, Daja," moaned Jory, "you sound just like my parents." She ran from the schoolroom. "Well, there's no reason to insult me, "muttered Daja, half offended.

- Cold Fire, Tamora Pierce

Isn't a kid alive who doesn't dream about rewarding her folks, or punishing them.

- Snuff, Chuck Palahniuk

Athletes are born winners, there not born loosers, and the sooner you understand this, the faster you can take on a winning attitude and become sucessful in life.

- Charles R. Sledge Jr.

No matter how far we come, our parents are always in us.

- The Inner Circle, Brad Meltzer

It's especially hard to admit that you made a mistake to your parents, because, of course, you know so much more than they do.

- The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective Teens, Sean Covey

The miracle of children is that we just don't know how they will change or who they will become.

- Smart Parenting for Smart Kids: Nurturing Your Child's True Potential, Eileen Kennedy-Moore

Are parents always more ambitious for their children than they are for themselves?

- A Prisoner of Birth, Jeffrey Archer

I'm going, and don't you dare try to stop me." I ran through the door, willing myself to make it downstairs before I started to cry.

- Stargazer, Claudia Gray

You can't love your mother or father if you don't also have the capacity to grieve their deaths and, perhaps even more so, grieve parts of their lives.

- The 7: Seven Wonders That Will Change Your Life, Glenn Beck

Eventually, I manage to cheer Mum up by allowing her to go through my wardrobe and criticize all my clothes...

- Helen Fielding

Our parents were a test tube and a turkey baster.

- Fang, James Patterson

Tatlo ang magulang ng henerasyon natin. Ang tatay, ang nanay, at ang mga patalastas o media. Kaya kung mahina yung dalawang nauna, naagawan sila ng ikatlo sa pagpapalaki sa bata.

- Lumayo Ka Nga Sa Akin, Bob Ong

Everyone else we knew growing up is the same: image of their parents, no matter how loud they told themselves they'd be different

- In the Woods, Tana French

My mum and dad had worked incredibly hard to afford me an education.

- Benedict Cumberbatch

She has to live, Eliott. I owe her a lifetime of apologies." "Sometimes I think that's all we owe our parents.

- Masque of the Red Death, Bethany Griffin

She wasn't tracking down her father to learn more about him. She was tracking him down to learn more about herself.

- The Inner Circle, Brad Meltzer

My father spoke with his hands. He was deaf. His voice was in his hands. And his hands contained his memories.

- Hands of My Father: A Hearing Boy, Myron Uhlberg

That's what children are for—that their parents may not be bored.

- Diary of a Superfluous Man, Ivan Turgenev

The images I had were of people being driven mad by living in the city. Images of parents who were so hungry and unfulfilled that they ate their own children.

- Less Than Zero, Bret Easton Ellis

Clarity and focus doesn't always come from God or inspirational quotes. Usually, it takes your mother to slap the reality back into you.

- Shannon L. Alder

So much is asked of parents, and so little is given.

- Virginia Satir

Tell me why." My voice shook. "Tell me right now.

- Stargazer, Claudia Gray

If you never learned to hold onto someone, how could it possibly hurt now to let them go?

- Shannon L. Alder

Parents. Honestly. Sometimes they really do think the world revolves around them.

- Does My Head Look Big In This?, Randa Abdel-Fattah

Scorned and torn, former love mates aim and shoot childish devastating daggers that penetrate beyond target to pierce the heart of their offspring.

- From Within I Rise: Spiritual Triumph Over Death and Conscious Encounters with "The Divine Presence", T.F. Hodge

In peace, children inter their parents; war violates the order of nature and causes parents to inter their children.

- Herodotus

Our parents prayer is the most beautiful poetry and expectations

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My parents were supportive of my creativity but did not have a lot of patience for whimsy with zero production value. They had stuff to do.

- Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, Mindy Kaling

We've had bad luck with our kids – they've all grown up.

- Christopher Morley

Having children is something we think we ought to do because our parents did it, but when it is over the children are just other members of the human race, rather disappointingly.

- The Witches of Eastwick, John Updike

A dream is a seed. Vision plants it. Imagination nurtures growth. Opportunities create blooms. Thoughts become things!

- Donna McGoff

The natural term of the affection of the human animal for its offspring is six years.

- Heartbreak House, George Bernard Shaw

Some people grow up with issues because they did not have their parents around growing up, many others have issues because their parents were around growing up

- Quetzal

In view of this and other things, I demand forgiveness for being so obviously impressed with my own parents.

- West with the Night, Beryl Markham

There's no winning arguments with your parents, so why get all pumped up over them? It is way better to dive down and get out of the way than it is to get clobbered by some parental tidal wave.

- Wendelin Van Draanen

Her purse was a weight, ballast; it tethered her to the earth as her mind floated away.

- Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith, Anne Lamott

His father was self-made, but his mother was constructed by others, and such edifices are notoriously fragile.

- Margaret Atwood

The reasonableness of the command to obey parents is clear to children, even when quite young.

- Noah Webster

Parents have to instill the right principles in their children, but then it's up to the children to live up to those principles.

- The Perfect Bride for Mr. Darcy, Mary Lydon Simonsen

There's no better cure for the fear of taking after one's father, than not to know who he is.

- The Counterfeiters, André Gide

A mother is always a mother, since a mother is a biological fact, whilst a father is a movable feast.

- Wise Children, Angela Carter

Spies and parents never sleep.

- Linda Gerber

My parents have been married forty-two years. I wonder how many of those were happy.

- Diaries: The Python Years, Michael Palin

Patty believed that parents have a duty to teach their children how to recognize reality when they see it.

- Freedom, Jonathan Franzen

We first become salesmen as children in the confession booths of our parents.

- Killosophy, Criss Jami

Our fathers never leave us. Ever.

- The Inner Circle, Brad Meltzer

I respect you as my king, and I respect you as my father, but I do not respect you as a man!

- Anterria, Rebecca McKinsey

If we're to be judged by our parents and grandparents, then we all may as well impale ourselves upon bits of rock.

- Fire, Kristin Cashore

Not willingly," admitted the tiger. "But here is the alternative; either you transform yourself into an eye for our child, or I and my dear wife will tear you into shreds.

- L. Frank Baum

Milton's learned vocabulary [...] and his distant perspectives, represent the authoritative unintelligibility of the parents' speech as heard by the child.

- John Milton: Introductions, John Broadbent

Nós, pais erramos muito e frequentemente porque os manuais são genéricos e nosso produto específico.

- O Poder dos Pais no desenvolvimento emocional e cognitivo dos filhos, Carlos Messa

I've been alone since my mom met Scott. He sucked the nectar from her heart like a famished butterfly. No nurture, no nourishment left for Kristina. A vacation is a poor substitute for love.

- Ellen Hopkins

When you were a child, I didn't tell you about the evil in the world, all that lay in wait.

- Unconditional, Blake Crouch

A criança ao nascer já traz um determinado potencial; são os pais, no entanto, que podem torná-la capaz de realizar esse potencial

- O Poder dos Pais no desenvolvimento emocional e cognitivo dos filhos, Carlos Messa

I cannot separate the man you are now from the boy you were then, and it's killing me. I wanted everything for you, son. I still do.

- Unconditional, Blake Crouch

His parents' pregnancies must have been all-out chromosomatic war

- Infinite Jest, David Foster Wallace

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