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Raising A Child Quotes


"A grandchild is God's reward for raising a child." - Bill Cosby

"In Taiwan there's a saying: Raising a child is more important than giving birth. Raising a child is greater." - Chien-Ming Wang

"Training a puppy is like raising a child. Every single interaction is a training opportunity." - Ian Dunbar

"The raising of a child is the building of a cathedral. You can't cut corners." - Dave Eggers

"Compared to the challenges or raising an autistic child, weightlifting is a relief." - Melanie Roach

"I completely admire my mother for raising a child with cerebral palsy at home." - Natalia Vodianova

"I believe the only people that should be around a child and raising a child are people who absolutely, 100 percent love that child" - Angelina Jolie

"Raising a child is an on-the-job kind of thing. There arent a whole lot of manuals for that." - Larry Elder

"I think the best thing a parent can do, when raising a child, is simply get out of their way." - Neil Degrasse Tyson

"Raising a child is an on-the-job kind of thing. There aren't a whole lot of manuals for that." - Larry Elder

"Those who have gone through a divorce know the pain and special challenges of raising a child under such circumstances." - Mike Mcgavick

"In spite of the six thousand manuals on child raising in the bookstores, child raising is still a dark continent and no one really knows anything. You just need a lot of love and luck - and, of course, courage." - Bill Cosby

"Raising a child, whether or not it is yours, is like Nautilus of the heart and soul." - Anne Lamott

"I'm raising a child, and it's public. The media creates these dramas, and that's not what's happening in my life." - Bridget Moynahan

"In the Borderlands, sheepherder, if a man has the raising of a child, that child is his, and none can say different." - Robert Jordan

"My parents had a normal life in Russia and they could have easily kept living a normal life, working and raising a child in Russia." - Maria Sharapova

"Raising a child is a little like Picasso's work; in the beginning he did very conventional representational things. Cubism came after he had the rules down pat." - Anna Quindlen

"This is a truism of child-raising, of course - whatever you give special time and attention to cooking, your children will despise and reject, with annoying gagging sounds." - Marni Jackson

"You spend some time raising a child in London, carrying it around on one side of your body - it puts your back out!" - Matthew William Goode

"You spend some time raising a child in London, carrying it around on one side of your body - it puts your back out!" - Matthew Goode

"No one's raising children any more. To love a child, you've got to work for it. You have to change its diapers and feed it at night!" - Lauren Hutton

"The end product of child raising is not the child but the parent." - Frank Pittman

"A child is not a Christian child, not a Muslim child, but a child of Christian parents or a child of Muslim parents. This latter nomenclature, by the way, would be an excellent piece of consciousness-raising for the children themselves. A child who is told she is a 'child of Muslim parents' will immediately realize that religion is something for her to choose -or reject- when she becomes old enough to do so." - Richard Dawkins

"The hardest part of raising a child is teaching them to ride bicycles. A father can only ride beside the bicycle or stand yelling directions while the child falls. A shaky child on a bicycle for the first time needs both support and freedom." - Sloan Wilson

"The hardest part of raising a child is teaching them to ride bicycles. A shaky child on a bicycle for the first time needs both support and freedom. The realization that this is what the child will always need can hit hard." - Sloan Wilson

"Raising a child is very much like building a skyscraper. If the first few stories are slightly out of line. no one will notice. But when the building is 18 or 20 stories high, everyone will see that it tilts." - Jim Bishop

"It has been said that the hardest job in the world is raising a child, but the people who says this have probably never worked at a comb factory or captured pirates on the high seas." - Daniel Handler

"The quality of life is so different in France. There is the possibility of living a simple life. I would never contemplate raising my daughter in LA. I would never raise any child there." - Johnny Depp

"Well, I say that the most important job you can possibly have is raising a child, and it needs to be treated that way. You have to show them, rather than just talk to them." - Benjamin Carson

"Growing up in the fifties and sixties, I can only remember knowing one child, ever, whose parents got a divorce, and hardly any whose mother 'worked' at anything besides raising her children." - Joyce Maynard

"I was raising a child full time, sharing the responsibility with his mom. He lived with me half the time, so I chose not to go away and make certain movies." - Michael Keaton

"One thing they never tell you about child raising is that for the rest of your life, at the drop of a hat, you are expected to know your child's name and how old he or she is." - Erma Bombeck

"I don't think that anyone can prepare for raising a child. I think it's one of those jobs that is far more overwhelming than you could ever expect and far more satisfying than you can ever expect." - Lisa Edelstein

"In considering the ledger equal, understand the greatest gift you have given your parents is the opportunity to raise you. The things a child gets from parents can't compare to the things a parent gets from raising a child. Only by experiencing this can you understand the degree to which children give meaning to parents' lives." - Frank Pittman

"The childless experts on child raising also bring tears of laughter to my eyes when they say, I love children because they're so honest. There is not an agent in the CIA or the KGB who knows how to conceal the theft of food, how to fake being asleep, or how to forge a parent's signature like a child." - Bill Cosby

"Kids haven't changed much, but parents seem increasingly unhappy with the child raising phase of their lives." - Penelope Leach

"I always had a pretty good knack for raising hell" - Brandon Lee

"Raising kids is like nailing Jell-O to a tree." - Maya Angelou

"You're pulling heaven down, and raising up a whore!" - Arthur Miller

"I have a pretty big fund-raising heart." - Azita Ghanizada

"I always had a pretty good knack for raising hell." - Brandon Lee

"Raising five boys is a handful, trust me." - Barbara Bush

"Maybe a person's time would be as well spent raising food as raising money to buy food." - Frank Howard Clark

"Maybe a person's time would be as well spent raising food as raising money to buy food." - Frank A Clark

"What is the problem of women's freedom? It seems to me to be this: how to arrange the world so that women can be human beings, with a chance to exercise their infinitely varied gifts in infinitely varied ways, instead of being destined by the accident of their sex to one field of activity-housework and child-raising. And second, if and when they choose housework and child-raising to have that occupation recognized by the world as work, requiring a definite economic reward and not merely entitling the performer to be dependent on some man." - Crystal Eastman

"A misbehaving child, is a discouraged child" - Rudolf Dreikurs

"A child miseducated is a child lost." - John F Kennedy

"The State is now more involved than it has ever been in the raising of children, and children are now more neglected, abused, and mistreated than they have been in our time. This is not a coincidence, and, with all due respect, I am here to tell you: It does not take a village to raise a child-it takes a family." - Bob Dole

"Years ago someone wrote [about me]: 'She characterizes Molly Weasley as a mother who is only at home looking after the children.' I was deeply offended, because I until a year before that had also been such a mother who was at home all the time taking care of her child [...] What has lesser status and is more difficult than raising a child? And what is more important?" - J K Rowling

"I may adopt. I love children and I do feel the need to take the legacy forward. I am open to it, but emotionally you have to be ready for it. Raising a child is really a huge responsibility. And I should have that time and emotional energy to give to child. How and when is a decision my mother and I will take a few years from now." - Karan Johar

"In a world of complete economic equality, you get and keep the affections you deserve. You can't buy love with gifts or favors, you can't hold love by raising an inadequate child, and you can't be secure in love by serving as a good scrub woman or a good provider." - B F Skinner

"Making a film is like raising a child. You have to be there every step of the way, guide it, provide for it, and finally let it go into the real world and hope you have done a good job. If you don't absolutely love your film then you will loss interest in it and the movie will suffer." - Nicholas Ozeki

"Raising a child is like taking care of someone who's on way too many shrooms, while you yourself are on a moderate amount of shrooms. I am not confident in my decisions, but I know you should not be eating a mousepad." - Ron Funches

"There are a lot of sacrifices a mother makes when she's raising a child by herself. I saw it when I was growing up, watching all my mother did for me. But it wasn't until recently that I fully understood the price she paid because of how we had to struggle." - Christina Applegate

"It was not easy for my mother, being a struggling actress and raising a child. We were these two sort of vagabonds, never knowing where the money was going to come from. She always says she couldn't afford a babysitter, which is why she put me on the stage." - Christina Applegate

"Hillary Clinton famously talked about how raising a child takes a village. Except our society isn't set up that way. We're organized in nuclear units, and a single mom can ask her friends only so many times for help picking up the kids." - Katharine Weymouth

"I'm the person that I always was, but in terms of how I approach my living, I'm not the same person at all. At all. I've buried a child, I've ended a marriage, and the grandson that I was raising is now grown. My family has totally shifted." - Iyanla Vanzant

"It's more along the lines of raising a child: we train the system to a certain range of behaviors that we find most useful. But then we let it go, because we don't want to have to be babysitting it the whole time." - Kevin Kelly

"Raising a small child as a woman while travelling 10 months out of the year would, I believe, be something I would not be able or even want to do, although with the amazing example of Leila, I am no longer so sure." - Lara St John

"Every child is a gifted child," - Toru Kumon

"Raising children is a spur-of-the-moment, seat-of-the-pants sort of deal, as any parent knows, particularly after an adult child says that his most searing memory consists of an offhand comment in the car on the way to second grade that the parent cannot even dimly recall." - Anna Quindlen

"How can one explain all the time and thought that goes into raising a child, all the opportunities for mistakes, all the chances to recover and try again? How does one break the news that nothing permanent can be formed in an instant-children are not weaned, potty trained, taught manners, introduced to civilization in one or two tries-as everyone imagined." - Mary Blakely

"He would read up on parenting, if he thought it would help, but his errors always seemed too basic for the manuals. "Always tell your kids they have siblings..." He couldn't imagine any child-raising guru taking the trouble to write that down. Maybe there was a gap in the market." - Nick Hornby

"When we prioritize and focus and that becomes the anchor the relationship becomes the anchor and it trumphs everything else than it's at once freeing and anxiety relieving because the connection itself feeds empowerment and self-worth and self-esteem so it takes away the anxiety of raising a child." - Shefali Tsabary

"Motherhood has completely changed me. It's just about like the most completely humbling experience that I've ever had. I think that it puts you in your place because it really forces you to address the issues that you claim to believe in and if you can't stand up to those principles when you're raising a child, forget it." - Diane Keaton

"I'm not the first to admit that raising a child in Park Slope, Brooklyn, can bear an embarrassing resemblance to the TV show 'Portlandia.' My wife and I try to have some ironic distance from the culture of organic, chemical-free parenting, but we're often participants." - Adam Davidson

"Graduation day is tough for adults. They go to the ceremony as parents. They come home as contemporaries. After twenty-two years of child-raising, they are unemployed." - Erma Bombeck

"One of the most important accomplishments of the Caucus is raising awareness with law enforcement and communities nationwide on the issues of child safety and Internet safety." - Nick Lampson

"Vegetarian is like raising a kid Mennonite. It's difficult but not that different. Raising your kid vegan is like being Amish. A totally different world." - Victoria Moran

"We are sure living in a peculiar time. You get morefor not working than you will for working, and morefor not raising a hog than for raising it." - Will Rogers

"You know, the Democrats want to balance the budget by raising spending and raising taxes. The Soviet Union had a balanced budget." - Tom Delay

"The guys who fear becoming fathers don't understand that fathering is not something perfect men do, but something that perfects the man. The end product of child-raising is not the child but the parent." - Frank Pittman

"The guys who fear becoming fathers don't understand that fathering is not something perfect men do, but something that perfects the man. The end product of child raising is not the child but the parent." - Frank Pittman

"The real superstar is a man or a woman raising six kids on $150 a week." - Spencer Haywood

"I saw this huge billboard that said: 'Abortion Hurts' and then it had a drawing of a butterfly. Who is that for? Is there a lady who's going to see that and be like, 'Oh, I was going to get an abortion but now that I realize it hurts I guess I'll just give birth to a child! 'Cause I know that's painless and raising it should be a snap!'" - Eugene Mirman

"Physics isn't a religion. If it were, we'd have a much easier time raising money." - Leon M. Lederman

"Every farm with slaves was a slave-breeding farm. Raising slaves was mostly a cottage industry..." - Ned Sublette

"Being at home is a job in itself and raising a family for sure." - Laura Carmichael

"Physics isn't a religion. If it were, we'd have a much easier time raising money." - Leon M. Lederman

"Assist a man in raising a burden; but do not assist him in laying it down." - Pythagoras

"...alas, raising a young lady is a mystery even beyond an enchanter's skill." - Lloyd Alexander

"I had a world of people raising me; it was like a little village." - Gaby Hoffmann

"You know raising a family in the lifestyle of a professional athlete can be very difficult." - Robin Yount

"He who thinks he is raising a mound may only in reality be digging a pit." - Ernest Bramah

"Raising children is a creative endeavor, an art rather than a science." - Bruno Bettelheim

"Motherhood - no matter if you're a working mom or stay at home mom - is really tough sometimes. It can really leave us each day with a sense of wondering if we're doing it right. You know, it's a long term investment. You don't see big returns in the short term. Raising a child can easily pull you into being hyper-focused on the tough everyday moments of life." - Lysa TerKeurst

"We're not raising grass. We're raising boys." - Harmon Killebrew

"I think one of the problems [with raising intelligent children] is compulsory schooling...and that children are sitting there and they are taught and told what to believe. They are passive from the very beginning, and one must be very, very aggressive intellectually to have a high IQ [...] the child is taught. Right from the beginning, it's a passive process. He or she sits there, and they simply try to believe everything they're told." - Marilyn Vos Savant

"Running a ball club is like raising kids who fall out of trees." - Tom Trebelhorn

"The raising of that flag on Suribachi means a Marine Corps for the next 500 years." - James Forrestal

"Feeding the hungry is a greater work than raising the dead" - Saint John Chrysostom

"We're a nation of exhausted and over-stressed adults raising over-scheduled children." - Brene Brown

"One barrier to being a great parent is the mistaken belief that we are raising kids." - Bill Crawford

"Process improvement is most valuable in raising the floor of a community's practice." - Fred Brooks

"Raising kids makes most people, including me, grow up at least a little." - Madonna Ciccone

"Feeding the hungry is a greater work than raising the dead." - John Chrysostom

"A man is sometimes lost in the dust of his own raising." - David Ruggles

"There's no question raising the minimum wage excessively causes a loss of jobs." - Mitt Romney

"I was a fairly shy person - not the hand raising type." - John Green

"Buy our album, were Nirvana, a garage band from Seattle. Well, it sure beats raising cattle." - Al Yankovic

"Drinking in a honky tonk, just kicking hippies asses and raising hell." - Jerry Jeff Walker

"You have typewriters, presses. And a huge audience. How about raising hell?" - Jenkin Lloyd Jones

"I'm still raising kids myself, so I don't feel like a grandpa" - Sammy Hagar

"Raising kids may be a thankless job with ridiculous hours, but at least the pay sucks." - Jim Gaffigan

"[Raising Hope] is a weird show about weird little humans who love each other." - Shannon Woodward

"We are going to be raising a generation of mentally impaired people." - Jon Stewart

"Raising children changes everything. It's a complete cliche to say that, but it's really true." - Christopher Gorham

"We need a total ban on foreign lobbyists raising money for American elections." - Donald Trump

"I'm still raising kids myself, so I don't feel like a grandpa." - Sammy Hagar

"It was two weeks before Christmas. A slow time of year for raising the dead." - Laurell K Hamilton

"Take assertiveness training, get paid what you're worth, join a consciousness raising group." - Barbara Seaman

"A triumph of consciousness-raising has been the homosexual hijacking of the word 'gay.'" - Richard Dawkins

"Raising taxes in an economic downturn is not a good idea." - Martha Mcsally

"I am not for raising taxes on the American people in a soft economy." - John Boehner

"As a mom I know that raising children is the hardest job there is." - Hilary Rosen

"Raising ambition in 2014 is crucial for arriving at a meaningful climate agreement in 2015." - Ban Kimoon

"Women in leadership cannot cry without raising a storm of commentary." - Madeleine M Kunin

"Raising a daughter is hard work. There's no other way to describe it for me." - Isaiah Mustafa

"Well, I've thought about donating, but they get so many damn donations already. I read about one foundation that raised over 100 million dollars. Well where the hell did that go? For all I know every starving child has a 2 story house by now. Or maybe they're all raging alcoholics, like homeless people. Homeless people who are more effective when it comes to raising money. Who wants to support alcoholic children? Not me." - Zach Braff

"It's true that to speak of an ethic of giftedness, which is very much the ethic that I deploy in raising questions about designer children and genetic engineering - an appreciation of the giftedness of the child or the giftedness of life does have religious resonance, because a great many religious traditions emphasize the sense in which the good things in life are not all our own doing; they are gifts from God." - Michael Sandel

"Stay a child while you can be a child." - Stephen Sondheim

"A child who dies from hunger is a murdered child." - Jean Ziegler

"Every child a wanted child; every mother a willing mother." - Henry Morgentaler

"When I was a child I spake as a child." - Bible

"A watched child never learns." - Robert Breault

"I played like a child." - Magnus Carlsen

"A watched child never learns." - Robert Brault

"Every child needs a champion." - Hillary Clinton

"I was a precocious child." - Pippa Evans

"I never was a child." - Ethel Waters

"I was a disruptive child." - Allyson Felix

"I was a reflective child." - Michael Leunig

"A child educated only at school is an uneducated child." - George Santayana

"As a child, I was always playing some generic child." - Susan Olsen

"For a mother the project of raising a boy is the most fulfilling project she can hope for. She can watch him, as a child, play the games she was not allowed to play; she can invest in him her ideas, aspirations, ambitions, and values - or whatever she has left of them; she can watch her son, who came from her flesh and whose life was sustained by her work and devotion, embody her in the world. So while the project of raising a boy is fraught with ambivalence and leads inevitably to bitterness, it is the only project that allows a woman to be - to be through her son, to live through her son." - Andrea Dworkin

"I am not convinced that either the position, rewards or achievements have been worth the cost. My personal and married life and child raising have surely suffered from the professional attainments I have achieved." - Joanne Simpson

"while everything else in our lives has gotten simpler, speedier, more microwavable and user-friendly, child-raising seems to have expanded to fill the time no longer available for it." - Barbara Ehrenreich

"As your heart goes, so goes your family! If your heart isn't right, no child raising system, rules, or gimmicks will ever work. As your heart goes, so goes your parenting!" - Jim George

"I've got a couple of full-time jobs, since I'm raising a kid, so it's a lot." - Katie Aselton

"There is much more to being a patriot and a citizen than reciting the pledge or raising a flag." - Jesse Ventura

"I'm in charge of raising a young woman one day, to be a mother and hopefully a wife." - Tionne Watkins

"For a mother the project of raising a boy is the most fulfilling project she can hope for." - Andrea Dworkin

"It's like heroin: You do a little and you want a little bit more. Raising prices is the easy way." - James Sinegal

"What greater aspiration and challenge are there for a mother than the hope of raising a great son or daughter?" - Rose Kennedy

"I think I'm much more afraid of making a mistake in raising my daughters than I would be with any work that I do, as an actor. It's a much higher scale of fear, raising kids." - Bruce Willis

"In the end, raising money is basically a matter of going out there and asking. There are no shortcuts." - Georgette Mosbacher

"We created a way of raising standards of living that we can't possibly pass on to our children." - Joseph J. Romm

"To the stupidity of men, " Dakota said, raising a glass. "And my brother, who is their king." - Susan Mallery

"What she did have, after raising two children, was the equivalent of a PhD in mothering and my undying respect." - Barbara Delinsky

"Is it not demonstrated that a true flying machine, self-raising, self-sustaining, self-propelling, is physically impossible?" - Joseph LeConte



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