It's interesting, on your second day of existence, to realize that your father is going to blame all the future failures of his life on you.
It does not always follow that good men are good fathers.
Some men just aren't cut out for paternity. Better they should realize it before and not after they become responsible for a son.
My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it.
Parents are never as bad as kids think they are.
The portrait of my parents is a complicated one, but lovingly drawn.
When I was kidnapped, my parents snapped into action. They rented out my room.
Don't simply settle for what your parents had. You can go further than that. You can do more, have more, be more.
—Joel Osteen in Your Best Life Now
Loving our parents, we bring them into us. They inhabit us. For a long time I believed that I could not bear to live without Mom and Dad—I could not bear to "outlive" them—for to be a daughter without parents did not seem possible to me.
—Joyce Carol Oates in A Widow's Story