We have collected the best Daughter Quotes by famous authors including Angela Kinsey, Dave Grohl, Anne Robinson, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Eva LaRue and many others, we hope that among them you will find the right thought.
I don’t want to live in a world where I could say to my daughter, ‘There used to be turtles that swam in the ocean.’
I didn’t start sweating until I had children. That was one of the first things I realized when my daughter Violet was born – I started getting wicked BO. You know there’s a difference between basketball BO and stress BO? This was definitely stress BO. Like, new dad BO.
Every mother and daughter should make time for a trip together. It’s good for the soul.
As a former competitive athlete and a mother to a daughter who is a D1 collegiate athlete, I staunchly oppose biological males in girls/women’s sports, locker rooms, and bathrooms.
Marjorie Taylor Greene
I grew up at ‘All My Children;’ I got married, had a daughter and made life-long friends there!
The main cause of my difficulties stemmed from the tragedy of my daughter’s unsound birth and my inability to face my feelings.
I have a daughter and a family.
The moment I see my daughter’s face, I am instantly happier, my stress just disappears, and I forget everything else.
I’ve always been a person who tries to build bridges and not walls. Whether it’s my ex-wife and my step-son, or my daughter and my ex, I’m that guy in the middle, and I try to make sure we all stay together.
My grandmother could never have written a memoir, so ‘The Gravedigger’s Daughter’ is a homage to her life, and to the lives of other young women of her generation, which are so rarely articulated.
Joyce Carol Oates
I have a 15-year-old daughter who thinks that I always had this self confidence that I have now at the age of 60. And I always tell her that what she is going through – the low self-esteem as a teenager – that is a right of passage.
Having two daughters changed my perspective on a lot of things, and I definitely have a newfound respect for women. And I think I finally became a good and real man when I had a daughter.
My sons are a hell of a lot easier to get through to than my daughter is. She seems to have my number. She can just run through the buttons.
People used to call her Debbie Reynolds’ daughter. Now they call me Princess Leia’s mother!
I always have a camera now that I’ve got a kid, but I don’t think I’ve got one picture of anyone other than my daughter.
I love turning my daughter on to old movies.
Although I never married, my brother fortunately did, and I have had the pleasure of watching his three sons and daughter grow up. Several of them now have children of their own. We have been a close-knit family, although often separated by distance, and have shared each other’s happiness, sorrows, and aspirations.
Gertrude B. Elion
There are necessary evils. Money is an important thing in terms of representing freedom in our world. And now I have a daughter to think about. It’s really the first time I’ve thought about the future and what it could be.
What greater aspiration and challenge are there for a mother than the hope of raising a great son or daughter?
I definitely got my philanthropic genes from my mom and dad. They taught me from a very early age to always lend a helping hand to anyone in need, and I hope to raise my daughter to be a very kind and charitable person.
You can have anything you want, but not everything. If it was really important to spend an afternoon at my daughter’s school, I had to think, how was I going to organize my life to do that? How could I become more efficient? I always tried to put my priorities on the table, personal and professional, and work around them.
I am the daughter of the Chairman of the Board and thus, was raised with great music.
No, my step-daughter just opened a theatre school for children, I have another daughter who works in the record industry and another who is going back to collage and I have two little ones at home.
My daughter is my passion and my life.
I am proud to be the granddaughter and daughter of immigrants who were brave enough to leave their homes and come to a whole new world with a different language and culture and immerse themselves fearlessly to start a better life for themselves and their families.
I was born a proud daughter of Pakistan, though like all Swatis I thought of myself first as a Swati and Pashtun, before Pakistani.
I may be boring, but it would be to wake up by my dog and then my daughter.
Personally, I’ve always known that I wanted to go back to work because I’m confident, and I’m certain that my daughter will have a better mother in me if I’m doing the things that I’m excited about and that I’m passionate about.
One day my 3-year-old daughter said ‘Your very handsome, Poppy.’ That was the best compliment ever.
If we help an educated man’s daughter to go to Cambridge are we not forcing her to think not about education but about war? – not how she can learn, but how she can fight in order that she might win the same advantages as her brothers?
Absolutely, I don’t believe in rules. As I tell my daughter when she is mischievous, ‘Well-behaved women rarely make history.’
I was the eldest daughter with these four beautiful younger sisters with ringlets and pretty faces, and I used to dress them up in Victorian clothes and take them out for the day and pretend they were mine.
Being Elvis Presley’s daughter is a whole lot of pressure. It’s been a constant burden in my life.
Lisa Marie Presley
My daughter will be reading about Pat Buchanan in a history book someday, and I am hanging out fist-bumping with him and joking with him.
My greatest pleasure is spending time with my family: my husband and daughter, but also my mother, my three sisters, and their families.
I like all the angels around because they protect me and my daughter. I mean, her Dad’s an angel.
But the truth is I wanted to have my daughter for so long. It’s not the kind of thing you can visit, motherhood. Especially in the early years. Now she’s eight, and I’m still not going to go anywhere.
I have to say, I have to tell you that my kids had a most marvelous time having two moms. When my daughter was at university, she got flu. And both mums rushed to be with her. And we were both looking after her and making soup and tidying up. And one of her friends came in and went, ‘Two mums? Not fair.’
Death has its revelations: the great sorrows which open the heart open the mind as well; light comes to us with our grief. As for me, I have faith; I believe in a future life. How could I do otherwise? My daughter was a soul; I saw this soul. I touched it, so to speak.
I don’t want my daughter to think she has to dress like Beyonce!
Women are in a position now to voice their opinion… women are getting empowered. The more power they get, the more voice they get to shift certain things around. Now I have a daughter, I understand. When I didn’t have a daughter, I didn’t understand.
I am thrilled to be 31, still running and having my daughter watch me even if it is on TV.
I am so grateful to God for giving me the gift of 48 years with my daughter. And I accept that He knew when it was time to take her.
I lost my daughter at 21. I had to give her up because I was broke, no place to take her, no money to take her. That was very traumatic.
I have learned that I have to slow down and appreciate that my daughter still needs me, still wants me to help her negotiate everything in her life.
My daughter and stepson are really broad-minded.
I have a five year-old son and a three year-old daughter. I want my son to have a choice to contribute fully in the workforce or at home. And I want my daughter to have the choice to not just succeed, but to be liked for her accomplishments.
I hope that my daughter grows up empowered and doesn’t define herself by the way she looks but by qualities that make her a intelligent, strong and responsible woman.
I have a daughter, and it’s a very bad message to send to my daughter that to be valid or accepted or to have value, you have to look a certain way. It’s all about appearance, and not about education and not about contributing. I think we’ve completely lost our way.
What I will not do is continue to perpetuate stereotypes. I’m the daughter of a maid; why do I have to also play a maid? My mom was a maid so I didn’t have to be a maid.
When my daughter was young, she thought all electronic signs were mine.
I had to live and breathe Margaret Thatcher for a few months. I totally engulfed myself in her life. I read her autobiography and a biography, ‘The Grocer’s Daughter.’
I am not a rock star or a movie star; I’m a businessperson. I definitely know who my friends are. I’m much more open and trusting than, say, my daughter is.
I was living as a young single mom. I was 19 when I was divorced, and my daughter was a year old, and I waited tables here three to four nights a week for several years while I was trying to support myself and my daughter and the day I got that acceptance at Harvard Law School was an unforgettable day.
I’m more selective now I’ve got a family. I don’t want to work all the time. My daughter’s 12; I don’t want to miss out on her life. Soon she’ll be a teenager; she won’t want me around.
I had one incident where my daughter said that a girl asked if she was a brown person. I said, ‘We’re black. You have black people, white people, Chinese people, Hispanic people; we’re all brought up differently.’
Every since my wife, Adri, got pregnant with our now-eight-month-old daughter, Alicia, I regularly get asked what my plans are for feeding her. How can someone who writes about food and tests recipes for a living meet the picky and precise needs of an infant without losing his mind?
J. Kenji Lopez-Alt
With over 3 million women battling breast cancer today, everywhere you turn there is a mother, daughter, sister, or friend who has been affected by breast cancer.
I’m a daughter of the middle class with a strong sense of social mobility and individualism, like the waves of immigrants, like my Spanish grandparents, who made Argentina.
The decision for me was whether to have ‘The Father’ be a book that told a story – from the point of view of this speaker, the daughter – without, as in the earlier books, then having a section on something else and a section on something else.
When I had my daughter, Louisanna, two and a half years ago, I started recording every funny or sweet thing she said or did on my phone.
Ali’s daughter is fighting and Joe Frazier’s daughter is fighting as well.
I do eat well. I try to love my body. That is what I tell my daughter. I say, ‘Love every bite of food. Love your body. We’re all going to be dead soon.’ Actually I don’t say that last thing to her.
I guess the worst day I have had was when I had to stand up in rehab in front of my wife and daughter and say ‘Hi, my name is Sam and I am an addict.’
Samuel L. Jackson
My daughter is the funniest person I know, and I couldn’t imagine my life without her.
One of the oddities about being Judy Garland’s daughter was that everyone treated my mother with such awe that they would never have asked me the normal questions kids get about their moms.
Tina Fey, a performer and head writer for ‘Saturday Night Live,’ has deftly adapted Rosalind Wiseman’s nonfiction dissection of teenage girl societal interaction, ‘Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends and Other Realities of Adolescence.’
My daughter does not travel with me. She has a much more stress-free life at home with her daddy.
‘Traveling with Pomegranates’ is a very personal, very honest story about my relationship with my daughter and Ann’s with her mother.
Sue Monk Kidd
I think cheerleading is kind of dumb. I didn’t admit to my daughter that I was a cheerleader until she was past the age when I thought she might want to do it.
But my middle daughter, Kate, is very involved in martial arts, and I was just at one of her competitions.
When I have struggled with things like being Bruce Lee’s daughter, it’s his words that have guided me: his words that said that I just need to have faith in myself, believe in myself, and express myself.
When I think of the future, I think of my 15 year old son Connor and my 12 year old daughter Meghan. I worry about their future because your kids are as important to you as mine are to me. And I am unwilling to leave our children with so much debt.
The way I was raised, family was always the most important. When I had our first daughter, Natasha, I knew that’s what I wanted to do.
Candace Cameron Bure
I feel like I just want to enjoy life and spend time with my daughter who is about to turn two, which is full-time job and the hardest job I’ve ever had in my life.
When my daughter Sabrina was 2 years old, the pediatrician told me it was time she quit using a pacifier because that could make her teeth crooked and even cause infections in her ears.
Oh, I have this feud going with the L.A. Unified School District, because I keep getting these phone calls saying my daughter keeps missing classes, I mean, at all hours of the night, I had like, two calls this morning and I keep calling saying I haven’t got a daughter!
It’s about a father and daughter and the daughter’s friend and her relationship with her current husband.
For 10 years, I’d been working as a freelance writer and editor, making money but not a living. It was a good arrangement family-wise, allowing me to stay home with our daughter, but not so great financially or, sometimes, ego-wise.
Yeah, I definitely wanted to do a kids’ movie because I have a kid. I want to do things that my daughter can see soon – when she is old enough to know what a movie is.
Let your daughter have first of all the book of Psalms for holiness of heart, and be instructed in the Proverbs of Solomon for her godly life.
I got to do something I never do, which is go to Starbucks and read ‘The New York Times’ until 7 a.m. I took my daughter to school on the East Side, which was a lot of fun. And I admit I played Call of Duty, one of those war video games.
I’m a filmmaker who decided to go to culinary school. All I picked up was the fact if I didn’t understand what was going on with every single ingredient, I could be qualifying for, like, the lunch food job at my daughter’s school.
My daughter is a preschooler but I have only known her for a while. She is adopted.
I have always felt that my career was not going to be a straight shot up, but more of a kind of rolling wave, so that I could raise my children. So I got pregnant when I was the head of production at a studio, and I became chairperson at a bigger studio when I was pregnant with my second daughter. You just do it!
We are very excited about welcoming a new member of the family, a daughter!
In today’s world, marketers reach inside the home and attempt to figure out not what’s good for your daughter, because that is not their business, but what deep desires they can manipulate, stimulate and ostensibly satisfy in order to produce cold, hard cash.
I just had a baby. I’m not going to work unless it’s something really special and meaningful, because I can’t imagine missing all that time with my daughter.
My voice has always been kind of distinct – even when I was four years old, my mom told me that people would be like, ‘Why does your daughter always sound like a chain smoker?’ I’ve always had this deep, raspy voice.
My daughter, Lily Caitlin, means the most to me in the world.
My daughter took Latin for three years; she still can’t speak it.
I’m doing ‘I Hate My Teenage Daughter’ with Katie Finneran and Jaime Pressly.
I have a six-year-old son and a four-year-old daughter, so I write when they are at school and pre-school, or when I have a babysitter.
My daughter has impressions that she does of me.
I don’t often think of Donald Trump, but his daughter is very smart. She’s a woman working in real estate, which is predominantly men, and she’s both savvy and articulate about her business and her business acumen.
Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
This June, I’ll travel once again to the Food and Wine Magazine Classic in Aspen, Colorado. For many years, my dear friend Julia Child and I have teamed up to teach classes together at the event; for the past seven years, my daughter, Claudine, has been my cooking partner on stage.
We often don’t think of them, we think of the great wars and the great battles, but what about losing a son or a daughter, or a girl losing her husband or vice versa? I think of the people who never got the chance to have the opportunities I had.
When I first decided to launch a clothing line, I was pregnant with my daughter Spencer-Margaret, so I looked for a retailer with values that mirrored my own growing family concerns. Kmart is a family store where value-conscious moms shop, so my partnership with Kmart seemed like a natural fit.
My daughter has always had a strong sense of her own identity. From the day she was born her father and I were in love with and in awe of her and still are.
Feminism is dated? Yes, for privileged women like my daughter and all of us here today, but not for most of our sisters in the rest of the world who are still forced into premature marriage, prostitution, forced labor – they have children that they don’t want or they cannot feed.
Remember, I’m a doctor’s daughter. So obviously I’m interested in all medical things.
As the daughter of a civil rights leader, I believe in the power that compels people to stand up for their freedoms, for justice and opportunity. I know that marching inspires people to take an active role in creating positive change for a better America.
I have been incredibly blessed with a mother who supports me 100 percent – she sees nothing but perfection in her daughter.
I love my family – wife, daughter, grandchildren. All them are my life. I love them because they know I am the legend but they are my legends because they are my heart.
The Iron Sheik
I didn’t want my daughter brought up by nannies, and I didn’t want her to feel I wasn’t around.
I hate shaving. It’s much easier to just do a little stubble, but my wife and daughter like it when I’m clean-shaven. If you see me with a clean face, then you know I’m in the kissing mode!
I took piano lessons as a kid, and my daughter’s played piano since before she started kindergarten, so classical piano is something I really love.
The advantage is I have my family with me all the time. When your daughter takes her first steps or says her first words and your son is going through potty training, I’m not missing any of those things.
Each woman brings her own separate, unique strengths to the family and the Church. Being a daughter of God means that if you seek it, you can find your true identity.
James E. Faust
I understand what it’s like to come with your family, and to uproot yourself and come to another culture. You need a lot of support. People say, ‘She’s got her daughter; she’s got her husband.’ Yeah, but she hasn’t got anyone else.
I first had the idea of writing a popular book about the universe in 1982. My intention was partly to earn money to pay my daughter’s school fees.
I was raised by strong women, and that DNA is in my daughter and wife.
My mother had a fear of doctors – other than her daughter marrying one.
I didn’t want my daughter to grow up in that intense attention – wherever we went, we’d get paparazzi. There are bigger, better superstars in America, so I thought, ‘I’ll go there for a quick holiday, and relax.’ And my holiday just turned into me loving it and wanting to stay there longer and longer.
I can encourage my daughter to love her body, but what really matters are the observations she makes about my relationship with my own body.
I am blessed to be a proud father of a daughter.
We’re very open and outspoken about our faith and our beliefs. We also talk about our doubts, our moments of insecurities. We talk about it all day, how we’re inspired by God. We recognize little miracles every day, and that’s how we’re raising our daughter.
I remember my daughter Deni coming along, and she was so pure and caring of everybody and everything. And somehow, this little being managed to get around all the obstacles – the gun turrets, the walls, the moats, the sentries – that were wrapped around my heart. My heart at that time needed her.
I left the Pumpkins in 2010, and I just took a year off to hang with my family and be with my daughter and my son and my wife, and just get acclimatised to being off the road. Then I started looking at what was going to be the next part of my career/legacy, whatever you want to call it.
I’m from a family of teachers. My father would drown me in the bathtub if my daughter didn’t graduate from college. I don’t care who she is or what she does. Just get the diploma.
P. C. Cast
When my daughter was born, I was a stay-at-home dad for the first two years.
I looked at my daughter’s face and thought, it’s lovely to be beautiful but better to be healthy.
When I need a break from the boys, I go with my girlfriend to buy pretty little dresses for her daughter.
My success set me up for life, and it meant that I could retire from the music industry at 27 to spend time with my newborn daughter and my wife. My time away from the spotlight allowed me to rediscover my love for music, and I’m doing it for me now and no one else.
If, later on, my daughter wants to be in a girl group, then I think I am going to oppose.
So, am I friendly with my daughter and her friends? Yes. Am I their friend? No. Does she shut the door? Yes, and I very much support the shut door.
Jamie Lee Curtis
When I look at my daughter, who’s 24, she is much more confident than I ever was and her expectations are higher. But I worry that there is a backlash brewing against progress on equality.
Anything I’ve done up till May 27th 1999 was kind of an illusion, existing without living. My daughter, the birth of my daughter, gave me life.
There are a multitude of mothers in the world who have a daughter who is stolen, or who are stolen daughters themselves.
My wife and daughter both bust me on how much I am the guy yelling at kids to get off my lawn.
I have two children. I have a daughter 29, and a daughter four. They are 25 years apart, so you speak about generations and I must tell you, I have a philosophy and that is every 25 years I’m going to sire another child.
The reason we all need a mutton alert, which needs constant testing, like smoke alarms, is because there is really no such thing as age-appropriate dressing any longer, as I know because my wardrobe is interchangeable with my daughter’s.
I love to sing around the house and in the car, but my daughter hates it.
I want my daughter to be proud of me and look up to me. I think early on in my pregnancy I realized that to be the mom I want to be, I had to change my life, and that’s what I’m doing.
Every day is Father’s Day to me when I’m with her: when I’ll be able to hold my daughter and see her grow and see her smile. That’s Father’s Day to me every day.
I acknowledge Shakespeare to be the world’s greatest dramatic poet, but regret that no parent could place the uncorrected book in the hands of his daughter, and therefore I have prepared the Family Shakespeare.
I would want to know if, at 15, if my daughter loves me the way she does right now. And if she’s proud of me, just because I want to be a good example for her, and seeing her grow and how much she loves Daddy saying ‘Daddy, te quiero mucho,’ which means ‘I like you a lot,’ those are the things that melt my heart.
Juan Pablo Galavis
I don’t want to be ignorant in my daughter’s eyes.
There are many tough conversations, but one of the most difficult is between a parent and an adolescent daughter, partly because as a parent we are almost always attempting to relate to someone who is no longer there.
I love seeing my husband hold our daughter and just give her kisses, unsolicited kisses. When he doesn’t know that I’m watching or when I come into the room and I look over and he’s just kissing her forehead or kissing her cheek. He loves her so much, and I love his love for her.
A father who sees his daughter leave in the arms of another man does not feel the same as a mother. It is heartrending for her, too. But it is not the same.
My wife likes me to point out that she puts our daughter down to sleep more often than I do, which gives me time to write stupid books about it.
Don’t think I am not homesick for America. I say ‘homesick’ advisedly because I am a man with two homes – America, which gave me hospitality for many happy years, and where my daughter was born; and my native England.
When you have a wonderful mother-in-law who takes sides with you in squabbles with her own daughter – that’s something.
I found the iPad to be too large and heavy to use comfortably in casual situations (like reading in bed, for example), and too limited to use as a replacement for my laptop. By comparison, the Nexus 7 is just the right size for use anywhere – it’s very similar in size to my daughter’s Kindle Fire, but lighter.
My daughter is a horseback rider, so I try to watch her ride; we take holidays together.
Noah’s daughter is different from the girls of ‘Suburgatory.’ She goes to Brown, so she’s in college, and she’s very smart. And his wife is very much a very strong woman. She’s certainly in charge at his house. She’s Dallas’s polar opposite.
In ‘The Sound of Music,’ I was a von Trapp daughter in a white dress with a blue satin sash, and my line was, ‘I’m Brigitta. I’m 12, and all I want is a good time.’ I got a laugh. And I was so delighted, I laughed, too. Sadly, that’s a problem I still have – onstage, I laugh hysterically at how funny I am.
I’ve been to Sardinia about 10 times because my wife, my daughter and I used to go every year with another family. We rented the same house each time in Villasimius in the southern part of the island, and always went to the same two beaches and same three restaurants.
When my daughter was born, I said: ‘I feel like I know what I’ve been waiting my whole life to be.’
My children love everything that sparkles. My boys just go with everything and make it their own, but my daughter is a little upset because she is 9 and I only go to 5, so sometimes she squeezes herself into a five, and she is trying to make that work because she wants to wear it, too.
I am so grateful every day to do a job that I love. That is the key to life and what I would like to teach my daughter: do something you love and even if you’re not good at it, just blag it.
Daisy May Cooper
I’m very conscious of the fact that when I’m working, my daughter is not with one of her parents.
Angelina is my daughter and I am always wishing her the best.
I had my daughter, and with that came a deep sense of responsibility; my time for work had become precious, and it had to have more meaning.
I remember looking at my daughter for the first time and wondering if that’s the way my father looked at me. I could cry, because she’s everything to me. I feel so blessed to be taught so much by her.
Feminism is dated? Yes, for privileged women like my daughter and all of us here today, but not for most of our sisters in the rest of the world who are still forced into premature marriage, prostitution, forced labor – they have children that they don’t want or they cannot feed.
My dad treated Marilyn Monroe more like his daughter than me.
I had a great life even before ‘The Memory Keeper’s Daughter’ took off. I really enjoy teaching.
Well the beauty of ‘Iyanla: Fix My Life’ is that men are in every show. To our surprise, some of the deepest healing demonstrations have been with the men – the sons, the fathers, the husbands – because they agree to participate with the wife or the daughter or whatever it is we are looking at, and it is there.
People will think being the daughter of a celebrity is a very different life but surprisingly, we lead a very normal life and that’s what people will realize when they read my short stories.
Aishwarya R. Dhanush
My mother has become my daughter and I’ve become her guardian.
One of the greatest gifts I’ve ever gotten is my daughter.
When I had my daughter, my priorities shifted. Being in the world of fashion you have to be very self-absorbed and surrounded by people that are self-absorbed.
I don’t know what my daughter will become.
Freddie Prinze, Jr.
I wish I could just go tell all the young women I work with, all these fabulous women, ‘Believe in yourself and negotiate for yourself. Own your own success.’ I wish I could tell that to my daughter. But it’s not that simple.
For my daughter I would suffer through a thousand divorces, a million uncomfortable phone calls, a trillion emotionally fraught text messages.
My daughter is not an object to flash around or a prized item to put on display.
My daughter’s still so tiny at the moment; she’s just a sweet little meaty thing. But of course, you always think about what you want for them, don’t you, and like any parent I want my children to be happy more than anything.
The money has always been wasted on me. I don’t care for beautiful things, funnily enough. I am my father’s daughter. The things that excite me are the smell of a wood-burning stove, uncultivated fields. My house is decaying and falling to pieces. It’s not had the love it deserves over twenty years.
As a wife, daughter, friend, and the founder and CEO of LearnVest, my schedule is anything but simple. But I learned early on how meticulously manage my time.
Alexa Von Tobel
I care so passionately about improving the quality of life for women and girls, not just here in the United States, but internationally as well. I am a single mom and I raised a daughter who is now a young adult.
Our society is so obsessed with working out to be skinny, and none of that has a purpose. I love that my daughter sees me running because she knows I have a race and that I want to be faster. It becomes much less of a grind when it’s that way.
I have very strong Canadian connections. My daughter was born there a year and half ago. But because of the nature of my job, I need to be in countries where I can get the stories that I am looking at.
As the daughter of a 25-year veteran of the armed forces, I am incredibly thankful for the sacrifices our women and men have made in Iraq, and continue to make in Afghanistan.
I am the daughter of Mr. Neo-realism: I should gravitate towards narrative simply told, character, the truth. And I do love those movies.
My best friend is Lily Aldridge. Her daughter’s my godchild.
I would like to see people more aware of where their food comes from. I would like to see small farmers empowered. I feed my daughter almost exclusively organic food.
I walk fast. I have an aversion to wasting time. My sense of constant motion is one of the reasons that my eldest daughter, Amy, nicknamed me ‘the Tasmanian Devil’ when she was in her teens.
I live for my daughter. Every decision I make is about her and for her. It’s great. She’s perfect.
I’ve raced on all seven continents at least twice. I’ve probably run thousands of races. But the single race that I’m most proud is a 10K. Yes, a 10K. I ran it with my daughter on her 10th birthday.
People are always asking me what it’s like to be Judy Garland’s daughter. It’s hard to be a legend’s child.
I am a vicar’s daughter and still a practising member of the Church of England.
People have told me, ‘You shouldn’t bring your daughter onto the podium, ’cause it’s the workplace,’ and things like that. But I’m not gonna really listen to that. I’m gonna do what I think is fun for me and my family, and everything’ll be all right.
In 2002, my husband died very suddenly. My main concern that day was how to deliver the news to our daughter, then eight. Someone put me in touch with Judith Wallerstein, an expert in child psychology who coached me through what to say.
I remember being very influenced by ‘Taxi Driver’, and also Tommy Lee Jones in ‘Coal Miner’s Daughter’ a little bit.
That said, my kids are at home right now with my husband and I’m missing something important at my daughter’s school which makes me feel sick inside. It’s a lot of balance and a lot of really hard decision making.
I’m the daughter of two Indian immigrant doctors, and I have an older sister and younger brother, and none of us have pursued medicine as a career. We’re all over the artistic side of things.
‘Master Harold’ is about me as a little boy, and my father, who was an alcoholic. There’s a thread running down the Fugard line of alcoholism. Thankfully I haven’t passed it on to my child, a wonderful daughter who’s stone-cold sober. But I had the tendency from my father, just as he had had it from his father.
I’ve always wanted to be an actress, ever since I was a little girl. I’ve always played the mom and I play my sister as the daughter. I wanted to be an actress on television and movies instead of just around the house.
I could take all the cartoons in the tabloid newspapers, but I couldn’t take my daughter punching me in the belly and asking why I was so fat. That was my inspiration to lose the weight. And probably the last time anyone hurt my feelings.
I don’t have any labels for myself, really. Sometimes, when I am out with my wife, I am just Mr. Thompson. Or at my daughter’s school, I’m Gaia’s dad. I don’t think of myself as Greg Wise, actor.
I’m in the middle of my own ‘Project Runway’ challenge given to me by my daughter’s preschool. All the parents have to make an outfit for their kids, for school pictures, made entirely out of recycled objects. I can not believe I have homework.
They wrapped her up like a baby burrito to show to Mom. Here were a mother and her daughter and I love them both so much. I couldn’t wait for Courtney to come to the hospital so I could have all my women together.
Another one of the old poets, whose name has escaped my memory at present, called Truth the daughter of Time.
I wanted to share my doubts and my culinary, amorous, and cosmic experiences. So I wrote ‘Like Water for Chocolate,’ which is merely the reflection of who I am as a woman, a wife, a mother, a daughter.
I’ve always had a strange acting life. I’m the daughter of a director, and a very French, typical director who fell in love with every single one of his actresses. And that’s also something that’s kind of normal in the acting business, because everything is based on desire, one way or the other.
My daughter is a redneck woman, she’s a redneck girl.
I guess I was a mom so late in life, my daughter was the greatest thing since sliced bread.
When my daughter Dixie gets out of school, I take her to ballet, soccer, or karate. Or if it’s a free afternoon, we might bake together. I love our time together. There is nothing more important in my life than making her happy.
When I was younger, I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to do, but I told a lot of lies in school. I told my friends once that I was playing John Travolta’s daughter in a movie. I also told people that I had this romantic affair with Jonathan Taylor Thomas over a summer.
My life was very tenuous last year. My daughter’s death, in March in 2007, was unexpected. It was a shock. I didn’t know if I’d survive it.
Ladies and babies, and mortgages, for that matter, can all wait. Acting has done a strange thing to me, though. I often sit there, thinking, ‘I love this, but I wouldn’t put my daughter on the stage.’
My daughter is a real migraine sufferer; the minute she has a handful of Haribo sweets, she gets a headache. There’s a connection between what the liver can’t break down with what goes on to trigger a headache. You just have to be aware.
Life changes when you have a child, when you have your own family. You become more careful about what you do. You’re not going to be out late, going out to clubs, hanging out with your friends. You’re going to be at home, taking care of your daughter, playing with her.
I have the most beautiful daughter in the world and I’m grateful for her.
I am incredibly proud to be my father’s daughter. There’s no getting around that, and I’m not sure I’d ever want to.
I can’t stress how much my daughter is an inspiration to stay sober. When I come home and she opens those big blue eyes at me, it’s the most amazing feeling I could ever feel.
A. J. McLean
When I think about the world I would like to leave to my daughter and the grandchildren I hope to have, it is a world that moves away from unequal, unstable, unsustainable interdependence to integrated communities – locally, nationally and globally – that share the characteristics of all successful communities.
William J. Clinton
There were a couple of things in the intervention that made me know I needed help. One was a letter from my daughter saying that she was ashamed she had the same last name as I did, which will shock you a little bit.
I have a 13-year-old daughter who rents these bloody horror movies, and I can’t even walk into the room when she’s watching them with her friends.
I have priorities. Maintaining my daughter is my first.
My daughter is a very adventurous eater. I’m not the guy who sits around lamenting that all my kid will eat it is Tater Tots and chicken nuggets. With my kid, it’s more a capricious and whimsical decision-making.
My mother has never approved of high heels. As a result, I have never been able to walk in high heels – and they were all I ever wanted. So of course, my daughter has two pairs.
You don’t think about it at the time, but there are certain responsibilities that come with being the vicar’s daughter. You’re supposed to behave in a particular way. I shouldn’t say it, but I probably was Goody Two Shoes.
I had to get some things right in my personal life. And once I got my family on the same page, to understand who I am and what I do for a living, I asked my oldest daughter, ‘What do you think about Daddy coming back?’ And she said, ‘I didn’t think you were done. I want you to win the Super Bowl.’
I am less selfish. But I am more insistent on being part of the creative experience. I find I am a better mother, lover and wife when I am writing. When my daughter was small I wasn’t writing as much and I didn’t miss it.
When my daughter was ill in Great Ormond Street, it was the darkest period of my life.
I love the movie ‘Taken,’ but the dialogue in the beginning of that movie is hilarious. They’re talking, these commando types, and there’s dialogue like, ‘Hopefully your daughter appreciates what you’re doing for her. Does she know that you’re doing it?’ What guys talk like this?
Michael Jai White
I want to be the best daughter and wife and friend and person I can be. And I want to help empower the people around me to be the best they can be.
Being my own boss means I’m a nine-to-five dad Monday to Friday, it’s the best thing ever. It’s the most difficult, insane, wonderful job you could ever do, but it’s more important to hang out with your daughter.
My Swedish grandmother was the daughter of a dairy farmer who lived near Hedemora. My Swedish grandfather worked as a clerk for the Swedish railways in the Stockholm station.
It’s obvious that they’re going to want Ali’s daughter and Frazier’s daughter to fight it out.
I think if you’re the son or daughter of successful actors and actresses, it’s a double pressure. More is expected of you.
My daughter’s 19. I’m not asking her to develop as an artist. I’m just asking her to develop as a full person, human being.
As the daughter of immigrants, growing up in New York City, you are either at the table or on the menu.
My daughter is here in town doing a play, and her dog is staying with us. We live up in the hills, so he has access to thousands of acres of wilderness.
I never take for granted how lucky I am to be an American and what a privilege it is to spend each day at a nonprofit dedicated to helping the next generation of girls achieve their dreams. My journey, as the daughter of refugees, shows what refugees and the children of refugees can create for all Americans.
I had such a hard time finding great organic and non-toxic items for my daughter.
Soleil Moon Frye
He’s looking for the president’s kidnapped daughter; everybody he calls on to help him is busy, but lo and behold, you look across the room, and I’m waiting for that action.
My grandmother has dementia, and my mother is looking after her as her primary caregiver. Seeing their relationship has had a profound impact, seeing how tough it is for both of them and seeing how the roles change and how my mother has gone from being a daughter to being the mother.
When I look at female characters, I want to recognize myself in them: my trials, my tribulations as a mother, as a lover, as a daughter.
I would infinitely prefer a daughter.
My daughter couldn’t care less about me being famous. She finds it revolting and, like a lot of teenagers, is virtually allergic to me. That started at 12 and hasn’t gone anywhere yet.
It’s amazing. I can’t believe how brilliant the whole thing is – my daughter, Georgia, is just wonderful.
My daughter recently reminded me not to get so busy making a living, I forget to make a life and I’m going to take that advice.
My father was a diplomatic officer. As a diplomat’s daughter, you have to learn to present yourself very early on.
For Astrid, no matter what challenges they go through, they are going to face each other. It’s hard for a daughter to accept that her mother is that selfish and that terrible.
This is what’s sick about living in L.A. My eight-year-old daughter will point to a woman and say, ‘Look! That woman’s had too much Botox.’ She spots them because they all look a bit like Lord Voldemort from ‘Harry Potter.’
‘Kadamban’ is a movie with a social message on deforestation. Along with my daughter Madhuvanthi, I am playing a significant role.
Y. G. Mahendran
There came to port last Sunday night the queerest little craft, without an inch of rigging on; I looked and looked – and laughed. It seemed so curious that she should cross the unknown water, and moor herself within my room – my daughter! O my daughter!
George Washington Cable
There are so many different elements to surfing. Small waves, big waves, long boards, short boards. This makes it a sport you can share with people. It’s not just a solitary thing – it’s become a family thing, too. It’s about exercising and passing something on from father to son, and from mother to daughter.
My kids and I sometimes will just sit in my office and talk about what the world was like 68 million years ago. Amanda, our oldest daughter, wanted to be a paleontologist for a long time.
I did research when I was pregnant with my first daughter and was horrified by the chemicals in products, even those meant for babies. I would have to go to 50 different places just to get my house and my kid clean.
Congratulations are in order for Woody Allen – he and Soon Yi have a brand new baby daughter. It’s all part of Woody’s plan to grow his own wives.
Everyone I know thinks television is the most important part of my life. I did it for the money! I was able to send my daughter to college.
My daughter, when she was a week old, was diagnosed with congenital heart disease. For the past thirteen years, she’s had four major heart surgeries. She’s a candidate for – and must have – heart replacement surgery in order to have a long life.
As a mother, I love the Leapster handheld because it really delivers on educating children while they play. My daughter enjoys it because it’s fun and touches on all of the activities she is interested in – videos, books and art.
Marcia Gay Harden
My daughter loves stories about my childhood, and we both love discussing women’s issues. She’s a wise and mature ten-year-old.
The divorce does not translate into any change in the way my daughter and I connect. She is very special to me. She is my only daughter and I love her very much. She is my priority and I will always be there for her.
I’m very jealous of my daughter’s education. She’s been inspired by her teachers, and nobody inspired me as a teenager.
I would much rather my daughter, when she grows up, do what she wants to do because she wants to do it, not because of what someone else thinks.
I want to be the best daughter, sister, friend and wife I can possibly be – because when I die, I am not going to be buried with my Oscar.
When a father of a daughter dies, you elevate them. And you sort of deify them.
With my daughter, we do arts and crafts, we read a lot, we listen to music, and we cut the strings off balloons and bounce them around after birthday parties.
I think there’s something about the homemade birthday cake, because my wife, on my daughter’s first birthday, started the tradition where she takes a full cake and cuts the number birthday out of it.
My idea for ‘BoneMan’s Daughters’ came from the loss of my own daughter when she left home to live with a monster at age 18. I wanted to throttle the man, but she was in love, so all I could do was hope, pray and cry.
When you have a daughter, you want to protect her from the things that I’ve seen out there, you know, the things that’s out there that ain’t good for her. It’s a crazy world we live in.
At her birthday, my seven-year-old daughter will say that she wants these big cakes and certain expensive toys as presents, and I can’t say no to her. It would just break my heart. But when I was little, for birthdays we just played outside and we were happy if we got any cake.
Only out of great vulnerability do you discover what strength you have. Having a daughter who I love with all my being has helped me mine the source of that strength to previously unknown depths.
I am a lover. And with my kids I am even softer. I realize with my son, I have to sometimes be tough, especially now when he’s pushing boundaries. With my daughter, I can get a little stern with her and she pretty much will listen.
I started spending time at stables with my daughter while she was riding. I was reminded of my love for the form and different aspects of the horse. Then I thought about the bit, halter, and bridle in terms of how we harness and ride this animal. There were a lot of interesting elements to explore.
You know, you know, obviously, if my daughter’s happy, you know, then I don’t have any problem.
When my daughter was born, I called her Ella Bella Mandela, because she was born the day after Mandela was released from prison.
I don’t cook. My mother didn’t cook. My daughter doesn’t cook.
There are so many female roles – particularly for young women – that are just somebody’s girlfriend or somebody’s daughter, or that are accessories to the main story rather than being three-dimensional characters.
The best novel I wrote was one called ‘Crusoe’s Daughter,’ which never won any prizes. But I was getting somewhere in that. I’m not sure I have in any of the others.
The female attention I have to struggle hardest with is from my two-year-old daughter.
In truth, I am a single mother. But I don’t feel alone at all in parenting my daughter. Krishna has a whole other side of her family who loves her, too. And so Krishna is parented by me, but also by her grandmother and aunts and cousins and uncles and friends.
In the Philippines, Gloria Arroyo is the daughter of Diosdado Macapagal – but his term ended in 1965, and she was elected in 2001. Hardly a hand-off.
On one level, nothing’s really changed in my life. I still drive my daughter in the car pool on Monday. But it’s impossible not to be aware of this rush of attention; it’s impossible not to be seduced by it once you’ve entered into it, seduced by being unhappy when the attention wanes.
It was nice to play something that felt a little more muted or internalized in ‘The Daughter.’
I always wanted children late; I had my first daughter at 39 and the second at 45.
The first ‘Polly and the Pirates’ is about a prim and proper girl who gets kidnapped out of her comfy boarding school by a bunch of pirates that think she’s the daughter of their long lost queen. In the course of the adventure, she discovers she has a natural penchant for swashbuckling, despite her sheltered childhood.
I am my parents’ daughter, and I always want to be. But I first wanted to make sure that I was standing on my own two feet.
I went to see President Nixon at the White House. It wasn’t difficult to get a meeting because I was heavyweight champion of the world. So I came to Washington and walked around the garden with Nixon, his wife and daughter. I said: I want you to give Ali his licence back. I want to beat him up for you.
My daughter is in the lawsuit because you need that for standing.
I just want my daughter to grow up in a society where she feels accepted being South African, German and Ukrainian.
My great-grandmother was born in London, the daughter of a Brixton coachman, and became the most famous singer in Australia. Her name was Marie Carandini, Madame Carandini.
I’m Muhammad Ali’s daughter, but my father and I are very different in that area. I don’t necessarily try to put on a show. That’s what my father’s thing was, and he was great at it. Everything I say is because I feel it, and it comes out of my mouth. It’s not scripted.
It’s not in my nature to chop people’s heads off, per se, or rob a bank or any crazy thing I’ve done on screen. I’m just comfortable reading a book or spending time with my wife and my daughter or watching the fight on TV with the fellas.
You know, my friends, with what a brave carouse I made a Second Marriage in my house; favored old barren reason from my bed, and took the daughter of the vine to spouse.
I worked before I had my daughter, enough for three actresses.
Not watching TV gets me in a lot of trouble in my household because my wife and daughter have a lot of shows they like to watch.
John Jeremiah Sullivan
My oldest daughter got married, she had a wedding in Hawaii and a reception in Nashville, and in between I had a Cup date in Dauphin, Manitoba.
My daughter, the one who lives nearby, is raising her children to be very much aware. We went on a nature walk on Monday; I’m learning so much from her.
I don’t feel I was ever a ‘famous’ child actor. I was just a working actor who happened to be a kid. I was never really in a hit show until I was a teenager with West Wing playing First Daughter Zoey Bartlet. In a way, that was my saving grace – not being a star on a hit show. It kept me working and kept me grounded.
It is just a crazy life as a sportsman. My daughter, Sam, wants to go into tennis, and I tell her, ‘No, you don’t want to go into professional sport.’
My daughter is my greatest inspiration.
I was set free because my greatest fear had been realized, and I still had a daughter who I adored, and I had an old typewriter and a big idea. And so rock bottom became a solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.
J. K. Rowling
My secret skill is baking bread. My mother was a farmer’s daughter and still made bread every day when I was a child. She would have me knead the dough when I got home from school.
If I’m not working on music, I’m probably torturing my infant daughter, Ingrid, with kisses or running or playing soccer in the park.
My family means everything to me and the birth of our daughter has enabled me to have more focus on my career and every time I compete, I dedicate my success to them.
My mother had no idea that her daughter would turn out to be a writer, but she would not let me go through a day of my childhood without music.
Virginia Euwer Wolff
My daughter’s wanted to be an actress since she was six years old, but I didn’t want her to go through the same experiences as I did as a child actor.
I want to do the basic things, like putting my daughter to bed. It’s the sweetest thing.
I have made all my films for my children with the exception of my first film because my oldest daughter wasn’t born when I was making the film about the Brooklyn Bridge.
I first got sick after I had my daughter, Kimberly, 21 years ago. I’d always been energetic and never had any serious medical problems. Then I got very sick with a high fever. They told me I had mononucleosis. I became pregnant right away with Sean, and after he was born, I never seemed to recover.
I waited for my daughter, Billie, to come to me with her troubles – but I’m glad I didn’t hold my breath.
I will let my daughter do whatever her heart wants. I will support her and guide her and give her all the knowledge that I have because I want her to succeed in whatever she loves.
On the sets, Bharathirajaa would treat me like an adult even though I was just 16. One day, he slapped me. I was taken aback. I cried and went back to school. Then, he called me and said, ‘You are like my daughter. Come back.’
Madam C.J. Walker was born in 1867, two years after the civil war ended. She was a daughter of a slave. She had no formal education. Both her parents died by the time she was seven. Yet, by the time she died in 1919 at age 51, she was one of the most successful businesswomen America had ever seen.
I never thought I would become amazing. I never thought I would be as great as my father. I would like to continue writing novels, and hopefully, at some point, I would like to make the switch from being ‘Stephen Hawking’s daughter’ to ‘novelist Lucy Hawking,’ and that will be a fabulous day.
I obviously want to give a healthy body image to my own daughter. I think having good examples, eating properly, that’s all one can do – and just be really loving around her. I’ve tried to give her confidence in who she is. I think she’s all right in the confidence department.
I’m a ’70s mom, and my daughter is a ’90s mom. I know a lot of women my age who are real computer freaks.
My daughter, I’m proud to say, is senior vice president of ABC Family network. She could hire and fire me. She has hired me, but she has not fired me.
Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.
Which one of the three candidates would you want your daughter to marry?
When my daughter wanted a toy and I had to check the price of it before buying it – that was one of the worst feelings.
I like my computer. But I don’t know how to use it as well as the 10-year-old daughter.
I don’t want to feel like a failure to my daughter. She’s the best thing I’ve ever done. Buffy – pretty great and all, but Charlotte’s way better.
Sarah Michelle Gellar
Your son and your daughter needs an excellent father more than an excellent college.
All of my life people have thought of me as Bing Crosby’s daughter. Now they’ll remember me as the person who shot J.R.
I was 20 when my daughter was born, and making all these plans during my wife’s pregnancy. I was going to be the perfect father. Once she was born, it was suddenly, ‘Oh, my God! I’m a parent!’
I’ll tell you what, I love my daddy. And he’s so special. He’s meant so much to me, so it’s not a thorn in my side to be known as Billy Graham’s daughter. It’s a privilege.
Anne Graham Lotz
In fact, my mom always told me because I was the daughter of an Army officer born overseas in Paris, France, that under the Constitution she believed that I could never run for president.
I tell my daughter Nyssa, ‘You should respect my work, and I will also respect yours when you grow up.’ ‘Work is worship’ is what I have told her.
I think it’s important for kids to express themselves with bad fashion. I struggle a little bit now because I have a daughter and I feel with fashion, like they’re sexualizing the kids so young. Little kids in high heels and that kind of thing is really difficult for me to wrap my head around.
Wearing a bold print gets harder as you get older. It’s safer to stick to subtle prints or block colours. I have always found prints quite tricky. My daughter Carly, who is on the design team at Stella McCartney, is obsessed with them.
My daughter has no interest in succeeding me in the business. She is going towards social entrepreneurship, an area she is interested in.
My daughter is my number one fan. She has always been incredibly supportive, and she tells like it is and how it is.
I mellowed out; my daughter mellowed me out, and I don’t get mad at anyone.
My daughter was two weeks old when I wrote ‘White Wine in the Sun.’ I can remember just sobbing and having to leave the room.
My mother, Yolanda, was a little girl who never grew up, and sometimes we would laugh, and I would say things like, ‘Okay, so now it looks like I am your mother and you are my daughter,’ to which she would reply, ‘Well, yes. Handle it and pamper me.’
I was the daughter of teachers, so school was always very important. I liked it.
I’m working on a bunch of things with my daughter Emily. In some ways, she’s a smarter and better editor than I am.
I don’t think my dad really knew what to do with me, as a daughter. He treated me like a boy; my brother and I were treated the same. He didn’t do kid stuff. There were no kid’s menus; you weren’t allowed to order off the kid’s menu at dinner – we had to try something from the adult menu.
Dixie Carter was a goddess. The kind of wife and mother that every mother hopes their daughter will become and the kind of friend that is absolutely irreplaceable. She loved fiercely and was adored in return.
A tradition I remember from my childhood was that when there was a wedding in any one family, the entire village shared the responsibility and contributed. Regardless of the caste or community, the bride became the daughter of not just a single family but of the entire village.
Ram Nath Kovind
I work, and then whenever I have any other time, I’m with my daughter, and then I go to sleep. I think you basically have to abandon the dreams of having any other adult activities in your life. You have to go to sleep whenever your child goes to sleep. That’s basically how we’re doing it.
When I had my daughter, I’d been chugging along in my career and had great mentors and success, but it was the first time it hit me that I really loved working and having that professional outlet.
I’m used to getting up at 7, getting breakfast, getting the kids off to school, and doing the mommy thing and the wife thing and the daughter thing.
I want to teach my daughter the importance of exercising and eating healthy as she grows up.
What matters is that my daughter is surrounded by love. I believe in the right to go down the path that feels best for you.
My son, who is five, was adopted from Ethiopia. My daughter was adopted from Guatemala. Her parents died of typhoid and malaria. We got her from an orphanage. They are the lights of my life.
When my daughter, Clare, was 4, she told me that a school friend had told her what I did for a living. Clare asked me, ‘Is it true you play Jack Rabbit?’
I breastfed my son for 13 months, and I plan to do at least the same with my daughter. That’s an amazing thing for babies, but it’s also really good for the mother because it regulates your body again after pregnancy.
I make sure I carve out time to be with my daughter.
It’s sad that my daughter will get attention because of her daddy. I’m already watching her run around the house and pick up microphones. It’s scary.
The Horny Toad in Cave Creek has great food. When I’m in Arizona, I have at least one meal there. I have a daughter who lives out there, and Dee Dee Wood, who was the choreographer on ‘Mary Poppins,’ lives out there. I still get out there once in a while, but not in the summer.
Dick Van Dyke
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gone to present at the Golden Globes, come home, whipped the dress off and read to my daughter wearing gazillion-dollar earrings. That’s how it goes in my house, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
I love being a mother. I loved being a daughter, a sister, a wife. I love being a woman with men. I love having given birth.
When faith did come, it came, I think, by way of my little paralyzed daughter. Her lifeless hands led me; I think her tiny feet still know beautiful paths.
I used to meditate all the time in bed. That was when I was raising my daughter, and I’d get her up and off to school, and then I would go back to bed and meditate. And then I would do the same in the evening, and that was very good for that period because I had so many things to juggle as a single mother.
When a mother quarrels with a daughter, she has a double dose of unhappiness hers from the conflict, and empathy with her daughter’s from the conflict with her. Throughout her life a mother retains this special need to maintain a good relationship with her daughter.
My daughter is full energy, like my wife and I, and strong-minded and has an opinion, like we do. And my boys, one’s a bit more calm and chill, and the other is much more sensitive to things. You see this right away, when they’re first born. One cried, one didn’t, with the boys.
I tried to stick to my game plan, which was always being aware of what my A story was – the love story between a father and his son, and that son and his daughter.
You’ve got a movie where the pro-choice family gives their daughter no choice. The pro-life family murders. What seems to be the good mother, the kind of hippie painter, sweet and cute mother has no love for her daughter really.
My daughter finished high school the same month I got my master’s degree. I’m glad I didn’t know when I gave birth to her at 21 what it would cost in terms of time, money and sacrifice to bring her to that graduation day.
I do get approached every day by people who say, ‘Why don’t you make more movies?’ I don’t really miss it when I get to go and watch my daughter in the Christmas pageant.
I’ll be a nun, raise my daughter, and make albums.
I have a daughter who is a sophomore in college and another who is in the 11th grade of high school.
In Hawaii, we go to this wonderful place, all families. My wife and I go directly from breakfast to a beach chair where we read all day. My daughter goes from water to pool to running around with friends she meets, some of whom are regulars there.
I have a daughter and two grand-daughters and a great grandson in Africa, in Cape Town.
My daughter is exceptionally chatty. I’m not a braggy mother but she is gifted – with the personality of a Russian gymnastics coach.
Tonight, tonight we’ve reached a milestone in our nation’s march toward a more perfect union: the first time that a major party has nominated a woman for president. Standing here, standing here as my mother’s daughter, and my daughter’s mother, I’m so happy this day has come.
I have done everything I can to make sure my daughter knows her father because you form your own identity by rebelling against your parents – but first you have to know them.
My daughter is a good, caring, compassionate person. To me that’s the true meaning of success, even though the marriages didn’t work out. My success with my daughter is all that matters.
I never thought I’d have a daughter.
Whenever I write about motherhood – and I write about it a lot – I am drawing on my experiences as a mother and also my experiences as a daughter.
My daughter plays keyboard very well, and my son plays guitar, and they’re totally into music.
I have done for my country, and for all mankind, all that I could do, and I now resign my soul, without fear, to my God – my daughter to my country.
Religion. A daughter of Hope and Fear, explaining to Ignorance the nature of the Unknowable.
It was no great tragedy being Judy Garland’s daughter. I had tremendously interesting childhood years – except they had little to do with being a child.
There are a lot of love stories in ‘Maggie’s Plan,’ but the deepest, truly romantic one is between Maggie and her daughter.
I used to work until two in the morning every night, then still get up at six. Now, I have to help my daughter with her homework, spend time with my wife.
My dad has blond hair, my grandmother has blue eyes. My daughter has blue eyes and blond hair. So it is pretty funny to me that I’m so heavily identified as an Asian person.
Ruthie Ann Miles
My heart was broken when I realized my daughter had a problem. I pray every day for her.
I cooked at the White House for Easter, last year, with Michelle Obama. But it more had to do with cooking from the organic garden, and her message. I took my daughter and granddaughter there, and they were really charming, it was great.
I love my daughter, but she had me on couscous and fixed me pastas and made me eat oatmeal every morning and what else, turkey burgers, turkey bacon, and that kind of stuff. So she wants her dad to live a long time, and I do, too.
My daughter thinks that only her mum is on the television. Every time she sees the screen anywhere she’s like mummy! Because we don’t let her watch the TV.
I think the first 10 years of my daughter’s life were my mother’s happiest, because she could finally have carefree time with a kid.
My father sort of relented. He saw Rajiv, and he said he is a good man. But his more worried about his daughter, because I was going far to a place completely different… with completely different customs. He felt that perhaps I would not be able to accustom to these new ways.
I had never attended a trial until my daughter’s murder trial. What I witnessed in that courtroom enraged and redirected me.
I was in no way ready when my daughter was born. But I want to be a good father to her.
I think my mother realized she had a somewhat unusual daughter pretty early on.
My very sassy, older southern sister is very quick to point out that it’s a luxury that my daughter gets to come to work with me. She does, and I have lunch with her every single day. My mom says I have ‘high class problems.’
I was given such a great gift. It’s a miracle that never stops amazing me and reminding me to give thanks, every day. Having a wife and daughter gives me a lot more purpose. I was much more selfish before, but now I think about what kind of role model I’ll be. I just want to be a better man.
My father was the Formica King of Long Island, and my mother was the daughter of a Bengal Lancer in India.
When I read the script of ‘Karu,’ there was a spark within, and I instantly connected with the story. I was emotionally attached to the story. After we finished shooting, I was so attached to the kid who played my daughter, I wanted to adopt her. That’s how strong my emotional attachment was with the role and the story.
Now that I have a daughter, I’ve been thinking about how I’ll define beauty to her. I watched a video of Kendall when she was three, and she was putting on makeup. I don’t know how I feel about that. But my daughter already watches me do it. When do you let them start wearing it? I don’t know yet.
Let me tell you this, a daughter is a boon to this mankind.
I’m a big supporter of the military simply because I’m the daughter of a Polish immigrant who fled Europe during World War II from Poland and lied about his age to join the Army simply because he was proud to be an American. And who isn’t?
Our daughter’s name Arwynn comes from Arwen in ‘Lord of the Rings’ because my wife and I met for the first time in the Eagle and Child pub in Oxford where J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis used to go to read out their stories to one another.
I love my son, but my daughter has calmed me down.
Ricardo Antonio Chavira
My daughter was a beautiful child.
There is no amount of money I can make which could buffer my daughter from the horrors that will explode in our society if we do not address the huge amount of suffering in our midst.
I’d rather not be known as the Vice President’s lesbian daughter.
I find myself enjoying a deeper love than I ever imagined was possible in the form of my daughter and certainly in the union with my wife. It makes everything else, including work, which is one of the things I’m most passionate about, pale by comparison.
I lived in Portland for almost 20 years, and that’s where my eldest daughter went to college. I missed the sunshine. I grew up in L.A.
Country music is still your grandpa’s music, but it’s also your daughter’s music. It’s getting bigger and better all the time and I’m glad to be a part of it.
I’m a woman, a mother, a daughter, a sister. I’m a real person operating in the world. For me to discuss the most private thing feels wrong. It feels like I’m betraying myself and my children.
I didn’t just want to be Frank’s daughter who sang Boots. I take my music very seriously and studied very hard. It’s not a joke to me.
My daughter lived with my wife being ill since she was 2.
I finally got a chance to talk to my daughter from my previous marriage. I just got married May 3 to my beautiful wife, but we don’t see each other much.
The CIA created, armed and financed the Contras. My father backed them with everything he had. It was my father’s war, and almost everyone in Nicaragua has lost somebody as a result of it. I couldn’t go down there, being his daughter, and expect not to feel those people’s wrath.
I moved from Chicago to New York in 1984 for ‘Biloxi Blues.’ In 1989, my wife and our then-baby daughter moved to Los Angeles to try to get in television.
Losing my daughter was a very serious pain. There was always some empty space in my heart.
Movie acting is a great job for your twenties: You travel all over, you have affairs with people, and you throw yourself into one part and then another. It gets more challenging as you get older, and it’s not just having a daughter, it’s wanting to have your own life and be yourself.
Creative people don’t behave very well generally. If you’re looking for examples of good relationships in show business, you’re gonna be depressed real fast. I don’t have time for anything else right now but work and my daughter. She’s my first priority.
Success, for me, is that if my son chooses to be a stay-at-home parent, he is cheered on for that decision. And if my daughter chooses to work outside the home and is successful, she’s cheered on and supported.
I’d like to think I’m a normal sort of guy, but go to my mum and she’ll probably say, ‘You know, Chris was always the daughter out of my three boys.’
I’ve had no contact with my daughter for years. That’s her choice. Anyway, you move on. If people don’t want to bother with me, fine. You know, God bless them, and move on.
It’s equally as important to me to be a good friend and a good sister and a good daughter. I’m very close with my family and friends.
It would have been difficult to have an ugly daughter.
I hate being clean-shaven. My daughter gets very upset if I shave and says, ‘Bring back the spikes, Dad.’
My mom has always wished me a daughter just like me.
My daughter Karen was born in 1958, the year my first Paddington book came out, so she grew up with him.
I am very much the daughter of immigrants. It’s both a point of pride and an essential part of characterizing my upbringing. We spoke Spanish in our house. We listened to Spanish music. All of the TV channels we watched were in Spanish. We ate mostly Italian and Argentinian food.
My mother’s passion for something more, to write a different destiny for a dirt-poor farmer’s daughter, was to shape my entire life.
And I come here as a daughter, raised on the South Side of Chicago – by a father who was a blue-collar city worker and a mother who stayed at home with my brother and me.
I’ve never returned to the locations. I do remember certain days more clearly than others and certain locations with a sense of nostalgia. Perhaps one day, I’ll bring my daughter to see them, if she’s interested.
About the time I turned 50, I experienced the profound biological change that often accompanies women at that age. Also, I put two kids in college and lost both of my parents, so I’m no longer somebody’s daughter.
The way I look at – speaking as a woman – I understand what it means to be a daughter, and to be a wife, and to be a mother, and also to be a career woman. The multiple roles that women can play in a society if given the opportunity is really a tremendous asset.
You think about child abuse and you think of a father viciously attacking a daughter or a son, but in my family it was my mother. My mother, I would say, was a… very brutal disciplinarian.
I was given such a great gift. It’s a miracle that never stops amazing me and reminding me to give thanks, every day. Having a wife and daughter gives me a lot more purpose. I was much more selfish before, but now I think about what kind of role model I’ll be. I just want to be a better man.
It was so satisfying for me – a great reward, just to see it done well. And it was beautifully directed by my daughter Susan Riskin. Imagine, a play about my mother directed by my daughter?!
I love ‘Memory Keeper’s Daughter,’ but in some ways I think ‘The Lake of Dreams’ is a stronger book. I was able to tell the story I wanted to tell. That’s all you can ever do as a writer. From there on you have no control over it.
You know the AME Church has a history of empowering black people and having an international outlook. So it was the women of the church who began to give Sarah Breedlove an image of herself as something other than an illiterate washerwoman, and she wanted to make her life better, and her daughter’s life better.
When our daughter was born, a light went on for me – there was more to life than what I was doing. It felt like being famous for being a paint salesman. It wasn’t the dream I was sold on. I’d had enough of it.
My grandmother was a teacher, my sister was a teacher, my daughter was a teacher and is now a superintendent in northern California, and my son-in-law is a high school principal. I am surrounded.
There were so many stories about Bing’s daughter living in sin. We weren’t hurting anyone. We were living in love. I couldn’t understand why people were trying to hurt us and hurt our families.
It’s an odd thing when there is a fan page for my daughter who is not yet 13.
I didn’t have parents who were, you know, racing to get a reality television show, you know? Or looking to benefit in some way from their daughter’s fame.
My daughter, who is 7 years old – I have no idea where she learned this – she made a video where she’s beat-boxing. We have no idea where the beat-boxing came from, but all of a sudden, there it was. Now we’re launched into lyric sheets for every single song that is current. They’re all over our house.
I have been a foreigner all my life, first as a daughter of diplomats, then as a political refugee and now as an immigrant in the U.S. I have had to leave everything behind and start anew several times, and I have lost most of my extended family.
Shortly before I turned 37 and my older daughter turned 3, I was diagnosed with breast cancer: stage III of IV.
It’s been great having my little girl. It’s like having a workout 24 hours a day. I don’t need to go to the gym! I’m chasing after my daughter everywhere she goes.
I think I am very hands-on mother. I am very strict, and my daughter keeps telling me, ‘You are too hard on me,’ and I keep telling her, ‘I have to be hard because if I am not hard, you will not learn the lessons that I want you to learn.’ I think it is really important to be that way.
I tried to interest my daughter in dancing, but she didn’t take to it. As a five-year-old, she got lost on the way to her first class. After that she didn’t go to dance class again.
I was talking to a guy who was holding his 18-month-old daughter with the only limb he had left, and he had a smile on his face. I thought, ‘I’m not even a 10th of this man.’
My daughter’s dabbling in showbiz, and she’s done a few commercials. She’s auditioned for some movies and shows, so I’m letting her pursue that. I’m OK with it.
Candace Cameron Bure
I would never share my daughter’s wardrobe. Every five years you have to go through your wardrobe and say, ‘This is possible, this is not possible.’ But you have to be happy with yourself.
About once a month or so, my daughter and I go out on what we call a Fancy Dinner Date, just the two of us.
I like being a mother. For some people, it’s so much work that it can be a burden. But it’s not for me, maybe because I had my daughter, Valentina, later on in life, at 41.
It’s weird, when I go back to San Francisco, the few times that I’ve done shows there since leaving, it still feels like I live there. It’s very, very strange for me. That’s where my daughter was born, at UCSF. I have this huge attachment to San Francisco. It’s like a love affair.
A locked-room problem lies at the heart of my new novel, ‘In The Morning I’ll Be Gone,’ in which an RUC detective has to find out whether a publican’s daughter who fell off a table in a bar that was locked from the inside was in fact murdered.
I’m hugely fond of Scotland. My daughter, Jemma, was born in the Simpson Memorial Maternity Hospital in Edinburgh, and it always tickled me that she was so vexed she didn’t have a Scottish accent even though she was brought up down south.
I love to cook for my husband and daughter. I enjoy going to the market for fresh vegetables.
When you have a wonderful mother-in-law who takes sides with you in squabbles with her own daughter – that’s something.
Until 1943 I received no stipend. I was able to support myself as my mother was the daughter of a relatively wealthy cotton manufacturer.
To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter.
My unhealthy affection for my second daughter has waned. Now I despise all my seven children equally.
My mom has accepted my style. My dad is a little suspect with all the bright colors and loud stuff. He’s a khakis and polo kind of guy. He’s OK with it, but the loud stuff, he says I’m his little daughter.
I want to feel I have the energy I will need as an older mother having a younger baby. It’s really important that when I’m 51, and my daughter is 10, that I feel I can still run around and do things with her, and feel the energy of a slightly younger woman having their kids at school.
Having kids has been great for me. I have two beautiful step- kids, as well as my own new daughter. They’ve really helped me to keep my feet firmly on the ground, and life is good. I feel like I’m the luckiest guy here.
I had to put my kid before my career and all the money I was making. I decided to do the right thing. I was dying inside. If I didn’t have my daughter, I would be dead right now, for sure.
Regardless of your marital status, your age, or the language you speak, you are a beloved spirit daughter of Heavenly Father who is destined to play a critical part in the onward movement of the gospel kingdom.
Sheri L. Dew
How do you build a relationship when you’ve hardly shared a word but suddenly share a child? How do you love a daughter you don’t see for nearly two years? When does she become your daughter? How does she become your daughter?
We take our kids for physical vaccinations, dental exams, eye checkups. When do we think to take our – our son or daughter for a mental health checkup?
I’ve lived a fast-paced life, but I had the best childhood. I didn’t miss out on anything by having my daughter at a young age.
When I come home, my daughter will run to the door and give me a big hug, and everything that’s happened that day just melts away.
I remember when my daughter, Marina, was born. The second I laid eyes on her, I was in love, and I had never felt that way before. I couldn’t believe it.
To me luxury is to be at home with my daughter, and the occasional massage doesn’t hurt.