„I'm known for speaking my mind, a trait I probably inherited from my parents, Louis and Mary Leakey—neither of whom was renowned for tact.“

Wildlife Wars: My Fight to Save Africa's Natural Treasures (2001) with Virginia Morell

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Kenyan paleoanthropologist, conservationist, and politician 1944

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„I don't know who my parents were. I know nothing about my inheritance.“

—  James A. Michener American author 1907 - 1997

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„My parents were the exact opposite of stage parents. They did everything in their power to keep it from happening. But it was going to happen no matter what. I was like, "Thanks for raising me, but I'm going to take it from here."“

—  Jennifer Lawrence American actress 1990

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„I was always in trouble with my parents for speaking up and wanting to be an equal part of the conversation. I started working young so I could get that respect.“

—  Jessica Alba American model, free-diver and businesswoman; TV and film actress 1981

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„If there be any thing in my style or thought to be commended, the credit is due to my kind parents in instilling into my mind an early love of the Scriptures.“

—  Daniel Webster Leading American senator and statesman. January 18, 1782 – October 24, 1852. Served as the Secretary of State for three… 1782 - 1852

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„I think my parents were bewildered by my oddity.“

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„When I painted Christ's parents I was thinking of my own parents. The bearded man is the Child's father. He is my father.“

—  Marc Chagall French artist and painter 1887 - 1985

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„Mo: I wish it were me instead of you.
Sydney: Yeah. I'm getting the sodium pentothal. You have to go sit with my parents.“

—  Alison Bechdel, livro Dykes to Watch Out For

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