Hollow commitments to action in the future are insufficient. Deferring difficult issues must not be tolerated. Our children and grandchildren expect us to speak and act decisively.
If we want our children to value education, then we must show our appreciation for knowledge.
The corsets I wore in The Railway Children are still in my undies drawer, a prized relic of my favourite film.
The run I was on made Sinatra, Flynn, Jagger, Richards, all of them look like droopy-eyed armless children.
I don’t have time for their judgement and their stupidity and you know they lay down with their ugly wives in front of their ugly children and look at their loser lives and then they look at me and they say, ‘I can’t process it’ well, no, you never will stop trying, just sit back and enjoy the show. You know?
You remember all those phrases about how “these people” – Asians – don’t value human life like we do. Well if you spend any time around them, you discover that they love their children just as much as we love ours. That is certainly true of the Vietnamese.
Simply having children does not make mothers.
I studied with a blind teacher from about 5 until I was 16, at two different schools. From the age of 12 until 16, I was in a boarding school-which, I believe, at that time was compulsory for blind children.
I am afraid we must make the world honest before we can honestly say to our children that honesty is the best policy.
If you must hold yourself up to your children as an object lesson, hold yourself up as a warning and not as an example.
Parentage is a very important profession, but no test of fitness for it is ever imposed in the interest of the children.
Youth is a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children.
One of the reasons I get so much joy out of my own children’s childhoods is that I’m having my first childhood myself.
When school children start paying union dues, that ‘s when I’ll start representing the interests of school children.
No one can compare us to the apartheid regime. It’s not like in South Africa between the blacks and the whites who belong to the same nation, or in Berlin where you find parents living on the eastern side and their children in the western side.
I want some day to be able to love with the same intensity and unselfishness that parents love their children with.