Quotes about mothers

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„If you wind up with a boring, miserable life because you listened to your mom, your dad, your teacher, your priest, or some guy on TV telling you how to do your shit, then YOU DESERVE IT.“

—  Frank Zappa American musician, songwriter, composer, and record and film producer 1940 - 1993

p. 233.
Variant: If you end up with a boring miserable life because you listened to your mom, your dad, your teacher, your priest, or some guy on television telling you how to do your shit, then you deserve it.

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„Why not celebrate parents and not separate the holidays from dads and moms?“

—  Doris Veillette Quebec journalist 1935 - 2019

Chronicle "Interdit aux hommes" (Forbidden to men), by Doris Veillette-Hamel, Journal Le Nouvelliste, February 8, 1972, page 26.
Chronicle "Forbidden to men", 1972

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„Indian', [mom said], you will write Indian. And if they have a problem with that let them come and talk to me. They have no business asking you your religion. How is that the basis for an educational qualification?“

—  Protima Bedi Indian model and dancer 1948 - 1998

Reply to her daughter Pooja Bedi who was filling a form in the school in [Bedi, Ibrahim, Pooja, Timepass, http://books.google.com/books?id=8Ykpao-TL-AC, April 2003, Penguin Books India, 978-0-14-028880-3, vii]

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„I remember sometimes growing up I would feel ashamed of my mom or my dad if they came to pick us up at school, because they never looked like all the other mothers and fathers; they were always dirty because they had been out in the fields, drove in to pick us up at 3:00 so we could go to work…So I remember when I heard Chávez speak, when I saw him on television, I remember thinking that my mom and dad had actually contributed to the wealth of this country and I shouldn’t feel embarrassed by them or feel bad for them.“

—  Malaquías Montoya American artist 1938

On how his viewpoint of his parents changed after the advent of César Chávez (as quoted in “’What better function for art at this time than as a voice for the voiceless’: The Work of Chicano Artist Malaquías Montoya” https://nacla.org/news/2019/02/17/%E2%80%9Cwhat-better-function-art-time-voice-voiceless%E2%80%9D-work-chicano-artist-malaqu%C3%ADas; 2019 Feb 15)

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