Paternal Quotes

Paternal Quotes by Maya Angelou, Alexander Pope, Sarah Jeong, Hima Das, Clyde Edgerton, Fidel Castro and many others.

My mom was a terrible parent of young children. And tha

My mom was a terrible parent of young children. And thank God – I thank God every time I think of it – I was sent to my paternal grandmother. Ah, but my mother was a great parent of a young adult.
Maya Angelou
Happy the man whose wish and care a few paternal acres bound, content to breathe his native air in his own ground.
Alexander Pope
A cashless society promises a world of limitation, control, and surveillance – all of which the poorest Americans already have in abundance, of course. For the most vulnerable, the cashless society offers nothing substantively new; it only extends the reach of the existing paternal bureaucratic state.
Sarah Jeong
My paternal uncle and aunt have jobs, and they are the ones who feed the family with a regular income.
Hima Das
In my case, a papadaddy is a father. My paternal grandfather was called Papa by my father who was called Daddy by me.
Clyde Edgerton
Born to a tribal Bedouin family of nomadic desert shepherds in the region of Tripoli, Gaddafi was profoundly anti-colonialist. It is affirmed that his paternal grandfather died fighting against the Italian invaders when Libya was invaded by them in 1911.
Fidel Castro
My paternal grandfather worked in the mill all his life. My father worked in the mill almost his whole life. I worked in the mill while I was going to college in the summers. And then, for one stretch, I quit school and worked one year.
Ed O’Neill
My father is Italian, and I never met my paternal grandparents. The family name was ‘Caroselli’ and it was changed in the mid ’50s. I think they wanted to assimilate, which was pretty common, although I love the name ‘Caroselli.’
Steve Carell
Thus mating of females was strictly along the lines of paternal song.
Peter R. Grant
I’m part Spanish. My paternal grandfather came from Spain via Singapore to Manila. On my mother’s side it’s more mixture, with a Filipino mother and a father who was Scotch Irish-French; you know, white American hybrid. And I also have on my father’s side a great-great-grandmother who was Chinese. So, I’m a hybrid.
Jessica Hagedorn
I grew up in Georgia where my parents, little brother Zurab and I shared a flat with my paternal grandparents and two uncles in the capital, Tbilisi. Times were hard and the country was racked by civil war.
Katie Melua
My mother was actually born in Ohio but raised in West Virginia where her family had a laundry. She has a West Virginian accent. My father was born in China, but he’s the son of an American citizen. My paternal grandfather was born in San Francisco in 1867.
Laurence Yep
Baseball always gets credit for the foundational part of masculinity – the father thing. The eternal game of backyard catch, ‘Field of Dreams’, the Ripkens, the Griffeys, the Bondses, so on. But football is the real paternal game, because it’s a conveyor belt of father figures, in the form of coaches.
J. R. Moehringer
My paternal grandma was a raving Thatcherite, one who had a xenophobic turn of phrase for most proceedings.
Jess Phillips
Bernard Vonnegut, named for his paternal grandfather, was born August 29, 1914. He was a serious-looking little boy, even in informal photographs.
Charles J. Shields
Kingsley Amis was a lenient father. His paternal style, in the early years, can best be described as amiably minimalist – in other words, my mother did it all.
Martin Amis
For me, true beauty has nothing to do with wrinkles and everything to do with the fact that my maternal grandmother raised five children just after the war and remained a fighter throughout her life. True beauty is the slick of red lipstick my paternal grandmother would put on before going to church on Sunday.
Monica Bellucci
Being a mother is complicated because it’s not just a paternal culture making demands on you; it’s those internal demands and expectations that women have and are self-generated.
Siri Hustvedt
My dad’s paternal grandparents were musically inclined. And I remember as a little kid going to visit them in their senior building, and they were, like, the stars of the building, especially hosting and performing in their senior talent show.
Aaron Lazar
At age 14, my paternal grandfather fled Poland to escape the pogroms that killed tens of thousands of European Jews. He worked full-time for a cobbler in Boston, making his way to California and eventually starting his own business in Taft – the Goldman Oil Supply Company.
Dianne Feinstein
Shahid is a paternal figure to me. He’s almost like a teacher. All my life, I’ve learned so much by watching him. I can’t possibly consider him as competition to me. In fact, I would say, we’re a team.
Ishaan Khatter
In the movies, I loved Errol Flynn whether he was playing a soldier or a pirate. I dug pirates. In fact, my first exposure to live performances was when my paternal grandfather took me to a D’Oyly Carte performance of ‘The Pirates of Penzance’ which impresario Sol Hurok imported from London. I loved every minute of it.
Stephen Lang
I have few other characters to relate to other than myself. I have enough of a body of work now that the paternal side of Alan Thicke gets a lot of play. I do get a lot of calls to play dads.
Alan Thicke
To most of us, adulthood means being able to earn a living, possess a home, get married and rear children, and this implies having autonomy or control over one’s life. In the 19th century, becoming an adult was celebrated as a liberation from paternal authority. Today we regard it more as a time of regret and stagnation.
Jane Ridley
The Jewish people asked nothing of its sons except not to be denied. The world is grateful to every great man when he brings it something; only the paternal home thanks the son who brings nothing but himself.
Theodor Herzl
I am very strongly paternal. My paternal instincts need to be acted upon. My love needs a release. I love everyone. I don’t express my love enough, but the love within me needs a platform as a parent.
Karan Johar
Until I was four years old I lived in the house of my paternal grandfather, about two miles from the pretty little village of Wallace, at the mouth of the river of that name.
Simon Newcomb
There is a psychic gulf that exists between myself and my grandparents because they don’t really speak English, and I don’t speak Chinese, and that’s my own personal shame because I did not learn, ever. I only saw my paternal grandma a few times in my life, and that’s really crazy.
Alan Yang
I’m not saying I’m a family guy, but maybe that’s what people see in me: some kind of paternal quality.
Joel Edgerton
Cat Stevens’ music, voice, and energy made me feel so secure. He sounded different from some of the paternal figures in my life, so gentle and kind.
Rivers Cuomo
My paternal grandfather Rustom Mehta had a huge influence on me because of his ethics and his values.
Zarin Mehta
My grandfather on my paternal side, Richard Frazier, was born in the late 1850s and, therefore, was born into slavery but was a sharecropper in South Carolina for his entire life.
Kenneth Frazier
My mother, twenty-two, was Harriet Gautier Brooks, named for her paternal grandmother, but always called Hallie. My father, twenty-six, was Albert Horton Foote, named for his father and great-grandfather, and I was named Albert Horton Foote, Jr.
Horton Foote
Modern politicians like Cameron dream of exerting paternal influence without being seen as paternalistic, of fostering moral behaviour without being considered moralistic.
Michel Faber
I did Vibe, and I felt old and paternal. I’ve got ties older than people in that audience. I had a talk with myself. I said, You’ve got to deal with this better.
Tony Danza
One of the things ‘Star Wars’ is most deeply about is fathers, sons, and redemption. In its own way, it points to the indispensability of paternal love, and it has a lot to say about the lengths to which people – boys or girls – will go to get it.
Cass Sunstein
It was always a goal of mine to go back to Cuba, where my paternal lineage comes from.
Frank Mir
My paternal grandfather, when he was in the army in World War II – he was over in the South Pacific, and he thought he was gonna die. And he wrote a letter to my grandmother and their newborn son, thinking he wasn’t gonna come home.
Sturgill Simpson
My paternal poppa, Alec, was a taxi driver and swimming coach. He taught all his grandchildren how to swim and loved all kinds of sport.
Ellyse Perry
Nothing is so galling to a people not broken in from the birth as a paternal, or, in other words, a meddling government, a government which tells them what to read, and say, and eat, and drink and wear.
Thomas Babington Macaulay
I have connected with my family more because I have made a group in which I have added all my family members from my paternal and maternal side.
Sara Khan
I grew up in a broken home, working class. My paternal grandmother raised me and my brother; my father was with us, and my mother lived in Jersey.
Elizabeth Rodriguez
I was named after my paternal grandmother, my dadi. She died before I was born, which is why my parents named me Amy.
Amyra Dastur
I’ve always wanted to tell a story about Lincoln. I saw a paternal father figure; I saw someone who was completely, stubbornly committed to his ideals, to his vision.
Steven Spielberg
We were poor. But my mom never accepted that. She worked hard to become a residential contractor – got her master’s with honors at the University of New Orleans. I used to go to every class with her. Her father was my paternal figure.
Frank Ocean
My father is a very hardworking guy, and that’s his focus in life, so I got a lot of the paternal attention that a boy wants and needs from my grandfather.
Donald Trump, Jr.
I’m pretty paternal.
Eddie Rabbitt