My mother always use to say, ‘Don’t just sit around and complain about things. Do something.’ I dearly wish she were here with us this week.
– Kamala Harris
My dad was the district attorney of New Orleans for about 30 years. And when he opened his campaign headquarters back in the early ’70s, when I was 5 years old, my mother wanted me to play the national anthem. And they got an upright piano on the back of a flatbed truck and I played it.
– Harry Connick, Jr.
My deal is that I pay more attention to whatever job I have than the relationships I have. Now, if I had considered my job to be a wife and mother, then I would have been pretty good at it. But I didn’t consider it a job. I thought it was like brushing your teeth – it’s not fun, it’s just something you do to keep your teeth from falling out.
– Grace Slick
My mother, a teacher, encouraged me to use my creativity as an actual way to make a living, and my father, a Mississippi physician, did two things. First, he taught me that all human beings should be treated equally because no one is better than anyone else, and he never pressured me to become a doctor.
– Greg Iles