We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Mum And Dad Quotes from Julian Dennison, Stephen Mangan, Gareth Gates, Trent Alexander-Arnold, James William Middleton. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
To be honest, ‘Jurassic Park’ was before my time. I was super into the superhero movies and stuff. Mum and Dad, they were like, ‘Sam Neill – honey, do you know who that is?’ I’m like, ‘No. I’ll Google him.’ He’s the nicest person and a big kid.
When I was 13, I won a scholarship to boarding school. My parents let me choose whether to go, and I decided I wanted to. Afterwards, I went to Cambridge to study law – in a way, I was carrying the academic hopes of my family, as Mum and Dad left school at 14.
Because I see my mum and dad as such amazing friends, I think I’ll be a really good dad.
My mum and dad always knew that my dream was to be a footballer, but they also warned me that it doesn’t always work out.
For Mum and Dad… work and home is family, so work is family and home is family. We grew up with that.
I’m like two different people. The way I sing comes from the music I listened to when I was younger, from black American R&B singers. My speaking voice is something else. It’s what my mum and dad taught me.
I used to do a Saturday drama group called Young Blood Theatre Company with school-friends in west London – nothing to do with my mum and dad. A casting director came to pick people out for a new BBC children’s series called ‘MI High.’ She picked me, I auditioned, and I got the job.
A special thank you must go to my mum and dad and entire family for your unwavering support. It means so much for them to have followed and watched nearly all my games, sharing my highs and lows.
I get on fine with my mum and dad, but if they want to see the grandchildren, they come to me.
I’ve never not felt Maori, ever. And because of the era I grew up in, I was never not seen as that. I would walk down the street with Mum and Dad and people would say, ‘Look, there’s a little Maori girl.’
My mum and dad worked in the pottery industry.
Mum and dad worked so hard to help me and my brothers grow up as good people. They were both social workers, working with kids with learning disabilities. They are just great people. It means so much to me to make them proud.
You do need parental guidance and I was in a great position with both my mum and dad. They split when I was a baby but even though I stayed with my mom they were both very much involved in my upbringing.
Mum and Dad grew vegetables and every day it would be beans for dinner and we’d have to go and pick them, and weed and stuff. If you wanted your pocket money you did your chores.
When I was eight years old, my mum and dad took me skiing in Valle d’Aosta in northern Italy. I’m not usually a huge fan of snow or cold places, but I loved the fact that we were together as a family.
My mum and dad got divorced when I was nine and my brother was seven, and all they strived to do was to make sure we weren’t affected.
My mum and dad were a little like tiger parents. I hate that, but at the same time, I am a little bit proud.
My mum and dad pushed me to work hard in my earlier years in education.
I grew up in a commissioned house in the next suburb over, Mount Abbot. It was a two-bedroom house with me, my brother, and my two sisters. Mum and Dad slept in the lounge, and we didn’t have wallpaper.
I don’t come from a theatrical background, but my mum and dad had fantastic taste in cinema and TV and I loved watching what they watched.
Mum and dad have worked so hard and shown me that if you work hard you will reap the benefits.
Mum and Dad were both happy for me to do what I wanted.
Often as a child you see someone with a learning disability or Down’s Syndrome and my mum and dad were always very quick to explain exactly what was going on and to be in their own way inclusive and welcoming.
I watched Italia ’90 with my Mum and Dad and my brother, you know, leaping around the house when the penalties were on… It would be great to be part of that, to have that kind of impact.
My mum and dad weren’t wealthy people. We used to have pasta every day, meat once a week, fish was once every two weeks, presents only at Christmas and birthday.
We had this little yard, and during the summer holidays, when my mum and dad were working, I spent hours bowling a golf ball at a stick. Just bowling, bowling, bowling. And I got to where I could hit the stick every time, repeating the same action. That’s where the darts came from.
I always knew I wanted an educational background, and my mum and dad were quite big on that.
My mum and dad are great mates.
My mum and dad never went abroad for a holiday. My dad was overseas in the war but never thought about going anywhere like the Mediterranean after that, so my mum died without ever having been on a plane or abroad.
I don’t want to achieve less than my mum and dad.
I’m from a family of fighters. My mum and dad have had their share of bad times and struggles when dad lost his business and then had a cardiac arrest, but they’ve always battled on.
It would be nice if I did have a good relationship with my family, and yes, part of me longs to have a mum and dad who love and accept me for who I am. But if they never do, it’s OK.
The vampires of ’30 Days of Night’ never really came into discussions early on. They did later when we were trying to figure out the pathology of the ‘Twilight’ vampires. ’30 Days’ is a completely different film. If you are a kid, please ask mum and dad before you watch that one!
I used to go to musicals every birthday – that was my birthday present. We’d go to London, me and my two brothers and mum and dad. I think I saw ‘Mamma Mia’ about five times.
I just don’t regret anything I’ve gone through or anything I have been through with my mum and dad, I’m just proud of who I am.
In the ’80s the band was 24/7. You were only as good as what you were producing at any given moment. Now my family is more important. I also think having the shock of your mum and dad dying humbles you slightly.
My mum and dad are massive Bowie fans, so I grew up listening to his music.
I remember the day me and my brother ate and my mum and dad did not. I know what they did for me to reach the top.
My mum and dad weren’t together when I was born. When I was a teenager, dad brought this girl round: here’s your sister. She was only two years old, and I never saw her again from that day.
I can deal with having a terrible night on stage in front a bunch of Glaswegians but not a bunch of Glaswegians and my mum and dad.
As a child, I was always getting into risky situations with the potential to hurt myself, but mum and dad never stopped me doing what I wanted to do, and they assumed that if I fell and hurt myself, I would learn from that and maybe not do it again.
Mum and Dad used to do a lot of entertaining. We had quite a nice house, so everybody descended on us at Christmas – aunts and uncles, who weren’t even aunts and uncles.
Money and success haven’t really changed my beliefs or opinions over the years. When I was growing up, my mum and dad split when I was 13 or 14, during the early-Nineties recession. At that time, my dad went bankrupt, and it played a huge part in it all at home.
I had to move away from home at 14 and live in a club house in Romford for three years, only seeing my mum and dad twice a week.
I remember watching Cilla Black with my mum and dad – I must have been about six years old – and getting off the chair, going over to the TV screen and kissing her. I was sitting with Cilla once and I told her that and she laughed.
I was given a Roberts digital radio by my mum and dad. I think it’s my favorite possession.
Mum and Dad had high expectations of us as human beings – it wasn’t just about education. It’s a fantastic way to go about parenting, and I aspire to that.
I grew up on a council estate in Camden and my mum and dad split up when I was about seven.
I’ve lived all my life in the U.S., but to be brutally honest, I don’t really have any ties to the country apart from my mum and dad. Most of the rest of my family live in the Stockport area, and I’ve always related more to that side of my background.
I’m quite investigative. Believe it or not, my mum and dad were in the police, and I sort of like to read into things and stuff.
In my head, I was like any young kid: ‘I’m going to be a footballer.’ But at the same time, my mum and dad were making me do my schoolwork, and that was important.
I know exactly where I’ve come from, I know exactly who my mum and dad are.
The best thing my mum and dad did was to send me to the local youth theatre. I loved that; I felt I’d found the thing I really wanted to do.
I live in London. But during lockdown I moved back to Yorkshire with my mum and dad.
My mum and dad always brought me up like that. You go to work, you do your best.
Losing a parent is a hard thing… I often sit here and think it would be great if mum and dad were alive and had a chance to see their grandkids grow up.
I remember going round to my friends’ houses and asking them to ask their mum and dad if I could stay for dinner because I wasn’t going to get fed.
My mum and dad were always careful with money.
My mum and dad had four pubs when we were growing up, but the main one was the New Inn in Hattersley, on the estate. It was a very good pub.
There’s so much fakeness in the fashion world, but Mum and Dad have always given us a good work ethic and were quite worried at first about whether I could make a living from acting. They’ve been together for 29 years and share the same values. I really do want to have that kind of marriage myself.
My childhood memories are filled with hugs and kisses from both my mum and dad. My mum has a thing about kissing you an odd number of times: if she kisses you once, all good, but if she kisses you twice, then you know another one has to follow and, weirdly, she tends to go for the forehead.
My mum and dad came from lower-working-class Glasgow, which was tough. Literally, if you see a cat there with a tail, it’s a tourist.
Everything that moved, I was kicking it. You can ask my mum and dad. A stone, a can, whatever.
When I went to Burnley I’d only been a pro for 14 months. I wasn’t even entirely sure where it was! I always lived at home with my mum and dad and it’s a long way from Bournemouth.
I love my mum and dad, but they were shocking providers and carers.
Since I was a boy, from this house, I was out rescuing crocodiles and snakes. My mum and dad were very passionate about that and, I was lucky enough to go along.
I’ve never tried to find my real parents. I’m very grateful to my mum and dad for adopting me – they’re completely incredible people. It was my dad who encouraged me to question everything, to forge my own path, to think, to read. I always felt it was my right to question everything.
Everything I do in my life I do to make my mum and dad proud. I want to carry on in my dad’s footsteps and make sure that his legacy lives on forever.
I did Jools Holland, which was bonkers because it’s an institution, and as a family, we’ve all been into it our whole lives, and then I did Hootenanny. I took my mum and dad along, and they were sat there next to Gregory Porter and Chaka Khan. My dad was just laughing, like he couldn’t believe it was real.
I do love a bit of fashion. I grew up around a lot of it as my mum and dad had clothing stores so my mum was always designing a lot, and I definitely had that as an influence.
I wanted to make a point of basing myself at home, being close to my family. I’ll never be able to repay Mum and Dad for what they did, but at least they know they’ll never have to work another day. I’ll do whatever it takes to look after them.
After my mum and dad got divorced, I was entitled to free school dinners, but my mum said, ‘Under no circumstances,’ because she was proud.
I feel very warm towards Mum and Dad for giving us the independence they did. My childhood, and the fact we didn’t have a TV, gave me a boundless imagination.
My mum and dad were born into nothing and came to this country with nothing. They’ve had to make so many sacrifices so I wouldn’t have to make any, and always supported me.
My grandparents divorced, both of them, and then my mum and dad did. So it’s like, divorce, divorce, divorce.
Mum and Dad started ‘This Morning’ the year I was born, so I was aware from a young age that they were famous. People would come up to us at Sunday lunch and say how much they liked the show.
Mum and Dad always wanted me to do whatever I was happy doing. I nearly went to art college at 16, but decided to do a BTEC in performing arts.
My mum and dad are quite hippyish, so I’m pretty naive. I take everyone at face value.
I’ve been going to Bicester Village since I was young. My mum and dad really loved that place, and I always used to stock up on clothes. I love the fact that it supports great British designers.
I wanted to be something and prove to girls in high school, and to my mum and dad, that I could be really… spectacular.
I thought, as a kid, that I was The Doctor’s biggest fan, so my mum and dad bought me a battery-operated Dalek. I must have worn it out, I played with it so much.
Both Mum and Dad were converts to Catholicism, and normally if you convert to Catholicism you have thought about it more than someone who just grew up with it, taking it for granted.
I don’t go throwing money about – if I did, I think my mum and dad would be on my back because that’s not the way I’ve been brought up.
It was normal to us, like having a camera or seeing Mum and Dad play live – what you grow up with is normal to you. When you get a bit older and go to school, and see what other peoples families are like, then you start comparing it to your life.
I’ve reached the age of 32 with little wisdom, I’m afraid. It’s tragic. I still have to turn to my mum and dad for every decision I make in life.
I didn’t have any role models really. My best friend was a dog. My mum and dad saved a dog from the gutter and that dog was my brother before Jesse was born. Sami was his name and he was my role model.
My mum and dad used to listen to a lot of R&B and soul, so this was the way I grew up. Hip-hop, of course. But then as I grew older, I started listening to everything.
My mum and dad were incredibly supportive – although I suspect my dad would have preferred me to go the university route. However, I know they were extremely proud when I won the 2011 BAFTA Best Actor for playing comedian Eric Morecambe in ‘Eric and Ernie.’
The parents in ‘You Can Choose Your Friends’ were very much Mum and Dad but my brother wasn’t like my brother, and he got quite annoyed because he thought I was saying that was what he was like.
The kids think we’re wacky. Mum and Dad are in showbiz – they don’t know any other way. They’ve grown up travelling all over the world and are getting a worldly education. My son is 12 and he can speak eloquently on religions and cultures.
Ours was a very progressive Protestant family, but my parents were God-loving rather than God-fearing. We went to church, and I still go with my mum and dad when I return home – it’s a family thing. I played flute in my dad’s marching band, but I had an integrated upbringing. We had a lot of Catholic friends.
I’ve got a really great family round me, two sisters and an older brother and my mum and dad. Everybody’s equal.
I’m always being told I’ve got an old head on young shoulders, which is probably due to the way my mum and dad brought me up.
Mum and dad thought I was going to say I was pregnant. I said oh no, no, I’ve just been nominated for a Golden Globe. They were like, oh that’s lovely, love.
I think the charm that ‘Take Me Out’ has, is that your mum and dad can watch, understand and enjoy it, students can understand it and you can watch it with your friends.
I just knew I had it, but my mum and dad were always great, and it was always a thing I had but a thing that wasn’t bad. It was just saying like, I have brown hair, I have brown eyes, and I’ve got cerebral palsy.
Mum and dad are always looking out for me; they just want the best for me.
What I think is remarkable about my mum and dad is they had no interest in films, really. None.
My mum and dad split up when I was five years old, and that was quite upsetting. But ever since then, I’ve been very hard.
My mum and dad have always enjoyed life, and it’s something that’s been instilled in me. I wake up in a good mood most mornings.
My dad is Greek and my mum Jamaican. My grandparents brought me up for most of my childhood, but I saw my mum and dad all the time.
My mum and dad aren’t actors, but we all sit around doing impressions.
When I was young, I first went into the theatre which opened up across from my house. My mum and dad put me in there, not to become an actor or anything but to get rid of my shyness, which was so bad, to the point it was painful. My time there was all about encouragement and improvisation.
I saw ‘The Exorcist’ at the cinema when I was quite young, maybe 14. When I went back home, my mum and dad weren’t in, so I had to wait for them on the main road. I were too scared to enter the house.
Like with me, I just see my mum and dad as parents – I don’t see my dad individually as a man, my mum individually as a woman.
I think it was my mum and dad who taught me how to love and how to think a relationship works, and I think it was by watching them.
I drove my mum and dad mad.
Publishing a novel was such a proud thing for me. When I was a kid, I used to say to my mum and dad, ‘I’m going to write a book. You’ll see.’ So when I did ,and it was published, and people liked it, it was great.
I’m one of five kids and we lived on a massive farm in New South Wales with my mum and dad.
Mum and Dad have both got very well-tuned senses of humour.
The moment my doctor told me, I went silent. My mum and dad were with me, then we all went to pieces. I was saying, No, I’ve got my flight to Sydney in two hours. I’m getting on a plane.
My mum and dad both worked full-time jobs to send my sister and I to public school, and to allow us to play the sports we wanted.
I’ve definitely done something that’s made my mum and dad forever proud.
My mum and dad were very strict with me and I am grateful for that because all I wanted to do was play football and I didn’t want to go to school.
I told my mum recently, when I used to envisage my adulthood, it was just me working at a corner shop that mum and dad could drive me to and pick me up from. I couldn’t ever imagine living on my own and having a job that I wanted to do. Because I never saw it.
Dad is my best mate and I can tell Mum absolutely anything. I really appreciate Mum and Dad. Why are we so close? Young parents, I think. The rock business keeps their minds young.
Mum and Dad were very much friends and up for life. There was no anxiety for anything when I was growing up; they just taught me to be me.
Mum and Dad died of heart problems, my grandparents died of it, my sister has had mini strokes, my brother has had a heart attack – it’s genetic; there’s nothing I can do.
Mum and Dad met campaigning on the Spanish civil war. Both were active peace campaigners. They died in 1986 and ’87.
But it’s funny, I really was quite introverted as a child. I just liked music, so mum and dad bought me a piano when I was seven – I actually got up to Grade Seven at the London College of Music on piano.
I happily went on holiday with my parents until I was 18, because we always had such a good time that I didn’t want to venture off and do my own thing. I have very fond memories of those holidays with my brother, mum, and dad.
But while mum and dad were incredibly caring, it was also a very chaotic household where everyone fought about everything. So I know what it’s like to internalize all that chaos.
I always remember my mum and dad arguing a lot and one main reason was lack of money. I realized very young that I always wanted to make money so I’d never have the same arguments like my mum and dad.
My mum and dad have made Twitter accounts, and they will send me links if there is a bad review and tell me they’ll find out where the reviewer lives.
I had no sympathy with my mum and dad.
My family taught me to be adventurous. As fearless eaters, mum and dad were never afraid of exposing us to strange textures, scents, and offally bits – the works.
Instead of the Beatles and the Stones, my mum and dad were listening to Michael Jackson, Barry White.
I was a mixture of being incredibly old for my age and incredibly backwards. I was born quite old, but then I stopped growing. I lived with my mum and dad till I was 30.
I grew up as a Muslim: it was quite a conservative upbringing; I didn’t wear mini-skirts. But my mum and dad had a good sense of humour and were creative. I guess all of that shaped me.
The best thing my mum and dad ever did for me was keeping me at home and giving me time to find my feet.