“Your kids need your love and attention, and being able to devote myself to them is very fulfilling. As I get older, spending time with my daughters makes things much easier. You learn to put your ego aside.”

 

Bruce Willis

“My dad had a very difficult life, a hard struggle all the time at work. I’ve always felt like I’m seeking his revenge.”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“I imagined the hard things that pulled us apartWill never again, sir, tear us from each other’s hearts.”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“My dad was young. He went to work. But he’d been to war. He’d seen some of the world. It wasn’t like he was going to be an extensive traveler or something. That didn’t seem to be in the nature of – in his nature or in the nature of his parents or many of the folks in my family, really. They were – we had a cousin that went to – off to Brown University. It was like a nuclear explosion took place.”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“I didn’t have a blueprint from my childhood that I could call on, which is an enormous deficit when you’re trying to put together a family life. I didn’t see a family life where men were thriving inside of it. You know, my dad tended to blame the family for his inability to achieve what he wanted to achieve, you know? So, unfortunately, I was coming from that particular frame of mind.”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“I think I created my particular stage persona out of my dad’s life. And perhaps I even built it to suit him to some degree. I was looking for – when I was looking for a voice to mix with my voice, I put on my father’s work clothes, as I say in the book, and I went to work.”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“My grandfather and my dad’s brothers and my dad all worked in construction. It’s the whole cultural thing, you know, your parents want you to go to the next level of whatever, and I decided that I ought to be an architect. I can’t tell you why. And I tried, and I had no aptitude for it.”

 

Bruce Molsky

“My dad always told me, ‘I don’t care what you do. Just aim to be the best at it. Even if it’s the world’s best window cleaner.'”

 

Bruce Dickinson

“To me, my parents are my mom and dad, and we were able as kids to do a lot of cool things. Just being part of that family definitely brought out and cultivated the creative arts in us.”

Brooklyn Sudano

“What I respect about my dad is he comes forth and he tells the truth, and he’s a very honorable person, I respect him a lot. He, I know deep down, has a good heart.”

Brooke Hogan

“I had a pretty regular childhood, with a rad mum who taught me to love reading and thinking and laughing, and (as far as I was concerned) a regular dad who drove trucks for a living and did radio interviews on weekends and got stopped in the street a lot when we went out.”

Brooke Fraser

“My father was always telling himself no one was perfect, not even my mother.”

 

Broderick Crawford

“My mom is my heart. But my [step]dad was my role model, the hardest working man I ever knew.”

 

Brian Urlacher

“He wished he was with his mom in her library, where everything was safe and numbered and organized by the Dewey decimal system. Ben wished the world was organized by the Dewey decimal system. That way you’d be able to find whatever you were looking for, like the meaning of your dream, or your dad.”

 

Brian Selznick

“Ben remembered reading about curators in “Wonderstruck”, and thought about what id meant to curate your own life, as his dad had done here. What would it be like to pick and choose the objects and stories that would go in your own cabinet? How would Ben curate his own life? And then, thinking about his museum box, and his house, and his books, and the secret room, he realized he’d already begun doing it. Maybe, thought Ben, we are all cabinets of wonders.”

 

Brian Selznick

“Dad worked his entire career as an aviation technician. Mom was a legal secretary who became a teacher. We lived a simple American life.”

 

Brian Sandoval

“My dad was opening fast bowler for Yorkshire’s second team and I couldn’t believe he could die. He wasn’t going to get better for at least six months, so I left school early to become the family breadwinner.”

 

Brian Blessed

“I met Picasso when I was a kid. I turned one of his drawings down which would be worth £37 million now. My dad wouldn’t talk to me for a fortnight.”

 

Brian Blessed

“My mother’s incredibly giving, almost too giving at times. And, my dad is a real logical person. He’s got logic for every situation. They’ve been married for 24 years, so there was that stability, also. I really learned to think on my own at a very young age.”

 

Brian Austin Green

“Of course, we were not promoters, we Westons, let’s face it. Dad had only $300 in the bank at the end, that’s all he had.”

 

Brett Weston