“By the time I was 19, my parents weren’t very authoritative over my life.I didn’t have any doubt about that – at that time about what I was going to do or where I was going. I was a musician. I was going to play. I had a band. We were going to make enough money to survive on.”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“The different social forces that affected my parents’ lives or my friends’ lives or I saw around me became essential for me to write about.”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“[People] are trying to – they’re trying to create something that solves a series of very complex problems inside of them or in their history. And I think when I unknowingly – when I went to do that, that’s what I was – I was trying to integrate all of these very difficult things that I’d been unable to integrate in my life and in my life with my parents.”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“Parents now are concerned about the moral and spiritual diseases. These can have terrible complications when standards and values are abandoned. We must all take protective measures.”

 

Boyd K. Packer

“Parents are with their children almost constantly and can observe when they are ready to be instructed. From questions or behavior or because of experiences in their own lives, they can sense that it is time to teach. Parents must know when the time for the lesson is now, right now, for their children are ready for it.”

 

Boyd K. Packer

“In all that we do in the Church, we need to provide the way, as leaders, for parents and children to have time together as families.”

 

Boyd K. Packer

“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

“It’s like they say in the Internet world — if you’re doing the same thing today you were doing six months ago, you’re doing the wrong thing. Parents can learn a lot from that.”

 

Bruce Feiler

“Music itself isn’t enough to completely wear down my stash of anger. And I don’t have all that much more to be angry about than anyone else. It’s not like I was abused as a kid or anything. I had a pretty comfortable childhood with parents who took good care of me. But resentment exists, and some of it goes into the music. Some of it goes into physical activity.”

 

Bruce Cockburn

“My parents instilled in me the value of learning and encouraged me to succeed in school.”

Bruce Brown

“Take the government away. Let the parents take care of their kids.”

Bruce Bickford

“Kids have parents. Let the parents be responsible for the kids.”

Bruce Bickford

“When you have parents who are recognizable, there’s a certain part of you that wants to know that people you meet are able to not get clouded by that.”

Brooklyn Sudano

“With my first pay cheque I sent my parents to Jamaica, so they actually got passports! They’re pretty grounded; it wasn’t until they saw the trailer for ‘Battleship’ that they were like, ‘Ooh, this is a big movie, isn’t it?”

Brooklyn Decker

“I grew up doing all that stuff because I was obsessed with the ’50s. I had sock hops for birthday parties. So I’ve always done The Twist and stuff. It was pretty natural and, with my parents doing it all the time, I’d just copy them. Not very pretty.”

 

Brittany Snow

“I’m originally from Tampa and grew up on beach. I’m also naturally fair-skinned. The funny thing is, my parents are both pretty tan, but for some reason I didn’t get those genes.”

 

Brittany Snow

“I learned from my parents the idea that, if you are devoted enough and you want to study something enough, you can really teach yourself anything.”

 

Brit Marling

“Spouses should spend at least one full hour each day talking together about subjects that have nothing to do with their work or business. Children need at least ten minutes of face-to-face contact with their parents each day.”

 

Brian Tracy

“Don’t listen to your parents.”

 

Brian Chesky

“My parents love each other. They work through their problems.”

 

Brian Austin Green