Quotable Sunday

Sunday, November 15, 2009


Welcome to this week's edition of Quotable Sunday. My topic this week is parenting. I hope you enjoy my selections as much as I enjoyed choosing them:

You don't really understand human nature unless you know why a child on a merry-go-round will wave at his parents every time around - and why his parents will always wave back. ~William D. Tammeus

Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. ~Elizabeth Stone

Always kiss your children goodnight - even if they're already asleep. ~H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

When you have brought up kids, there are memories you store directly in your tear ducts. ~Robert Brault

Parenthood: That state of being better chaperoned than you were before marriage. ~Marcelene Cox

Before I got married I had six theories about bringing up children; now I have six children, and no theories. ~John Wilmot

It would seem that something which means poverty, disorder and violence every single day should be avoided entirely, but the desire to beget children is a natural urge. ~Phyllis Diller

Your children need your presence more than your presents. ~Jesse Jackson

It's not only children who grow. Parents do too. As much as we watch to see what our children do with their lives, they are watching us to see what we do with ours. I can't tell my children to reach for the sun. All I can do is reach for it, myself. ~Joyce Maynard

Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you. ~Robert Fulghum

If you have never been hated by your child you have never been a parent. ~Bette Davis

Most of us become parents long before we have stopped being children. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966

If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders. ~Abigail Van Buren

The quickest way for a parent to get a child's attention is to sit down and look comfortable. ~Lane Olinghouse




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Chrissy MacCEO said...

Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you. ~Robert Fulghum

That one is my favorite!!! So true!

Shelley said...

So many good choices!

I think this is my favorite:
If you have never been hated by your child you have never been a parent. ~Bette Davis

LT said...

All wonderful choices! I like so many!
Always kiss your children goodnight - even if they're already asleep.
I always have to do this!

Becca said...

What great quotes...they are all so true!!!

Sherri @ Luv a Bargain said...

Those are just the best! I especially like "Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you" and the last one of course:)

KIKI said...

What wonderful quotes. I like more than just a few, but the one that hits home is Joyce Maynard's quote: It's not only children who grow. Parents do too. As much as we watch to see what our children do with their lives, they are watching us to see what we do with ours. I can't tell my children to reach for the sun. All I can do is reach for it, myself.

Coupon Clippin' Mommy said...

Such a great quote
Always kiss your children goodnight - even if they're already asleep. ~H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

I found your blog through the Mommy Bloggers club

Joshlin said...

I must say that you have the best quotes this week! Great choice of topic!!!

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