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    I know firsthand that educators are the most overworked and underpaid people around. It influenced me in that it was always about family first, and education was right next to that. There was never any question about whether I was going to college.
    — Wendy Williams
    Every year I resolve to be a little less the me I know and leave a little room for the me I could be. Every year I make a note not to feel left behind by my friends and family who have managed to change far more than I.
    — Wendy Wasserstein
    tags: friends  year 
     
    Is there a doctor in the house? My parents want me to marry you.
    — Wendy Liebman
    tags: parent  marry  doctor 
     
    Mine is a story about a teenage single mother who struggled to keep her young family afloat. It's a story about a young woman who was given a precious opportunity to work her way up in the world. It's a story about resiliency, and sacrifice, and perseverance. And you're damn right it's a true story.
    — Wendy Davis
    The women in my family - my grandmother and my mother - have been both sources of comfort and terror. Protection was not always available.
    — Wendy C. Ortiz
    I imagine there's an undercurrent of the impact of early religious teachings and my break from what I was taught and expected to perform if I wanted to be considered normal in my family of origin.
    — Wendy C. Ortiz
    We must honestly face our relationship with Great Britain.
    — Wendell Willkie
    tags: relationship 
     
    The NFL is such a large, multibillion dollar enterprise with fan loyalty because they have provided not only entertainment for sports fans, but memories, good memories, family memories to these fans, that can only bring about good will.
    — Wendell Pierce
    tags: memory  loyalty 
     
    The industrial mind is a mind without compunction; it simply accepts that people, ultimately, will be treated as things and that things, ultimately, will be treated as garbage. (A Defense of the Family Farm, 1986)
    — Wendell Berry
    tags: people  mind 
     
    Our destruction of nature is not just bad stewardship, or stupid economics, or a betrayal of family responsibility; it is the most horrid blasphemy. It is flinging God's gifts into His face, as if they were of no worth beyond that assigned to them by our destruction of them.
    — Wendell Berry
    The most insistent and formidable concern of agriculture, wherever it is taken seriously, is the distinct individuality of every farm, every field on every farm, every farm family, and every creature on every farm.
    — Wendell Berry
    And now I was seeing that there was something really cool about that family. All of them. They were just...real. And who were we? There was something spinning wickedly out of control inside this house. It was like seeing inside the Baker's world had opened up windows into our own, and the view was not a pretty one. Where had all this stuff come from? And why hadn't I ever seen it before.
    — Wendelin Van Draanen
    tags: world  control  seeing 
     
    Don't sum up a person based on what you see, or what you don't understand; get to know them
    — Wendelin Van Draanen
    tags: people 
     
    I grew up in a Chinese family where the parents No. 1 priority is the kids education.
    — Weili Dai
    tags: education  parent  kids 
     
    I'm thankful for the big stuff of course-my family, health, human kindness. But I'm also thankful that I don't have to work for Hollywood anymore.
    — Wayne White
    tags: health  work  kindness  human 
     
    The word 'cancer' carries with it enormous fear, fear for the future, fear for family.
    — Wayne Swan
    tags: fear  future 
     
    I grew up an Everton fan, my whole family are Everton fans and I grew up hating Liverpool. And that hasn't changed.
    — Wayne Rooney
    Becoming a dad means you have to be a role model for your son and be someone he can look up to.
    — Wayne Rooney
    tags: son 
     
    One of the reasons I was so proud to be born on April 3, is because I am such a big fan of yours.
    — Wayne Newton
    tags: april 
     
    We think it's reasonable to provide mandatory instant criminal background checks for every sale at every gun show. No loopholes anywhere for anyone.
    — Wayne LaPierre
    tags: criminal 
     
    Some family trees bear an enormous crop of nuts.
    — Wayne Huizenga
    The ability to see yourself as a temporary expression of intention and to see yourself in all of humanity is a characteristic of the holy relationship. It's the ability to celebrate and honor in all others, the place where we're all one. ...establish a holy relationship with your Source, the world community, your neighbors, acquaintances, family, the animal kingdom, our planet, and yourself.
    — Wayne Dyer
    Practice being the kind of person you wish to attract.
    — Wayne Dyer
    tags: people  wishes 
     
    Compassion becomes an automatic reaction when you see all of humanity as one undivided and indivisible family.
    — Wayne Dyer
    I have manifested everything I want in the way of physical things. I have a beautiful family and enough abundance to take care of them. I put my attention on manifesting for other people, helping those who are less fortunate.
    — Wayne Dyer
    When any duty is to be done, it is fortunate for you if you feel like doing it; but, if you do not feel like it, that is no reason for not doing it.
    — Washington Gladden
    I wouldn't change a thing about my family.
    — Warwick Davis
    My wife is short, and my two kids are also small.
    — Warwick Davis
    tags: kids  wife 
     
    Prince didn't want to sound like Michael Jackson. Neither of them wanted to sound like Luther Vandross. They didn't want to sound like David Bowie. They were all different, but brilliant.
    — Warryn Campbell
    After all, a crisis doesn't make a person; it reveals what a person is made of.
    — Warren W. Wiersbe
    tags: people 
     
    If I told my parents that I was going to do that [ to be really counsel to a Prime Minister] when I was kid, they would probably put me in therapy.
    — Warren Mundine
    tags: parent  kids 
     
    Looking back on it now, I understand why that was not possible [to express ourselves], because the pottery employed a dozen people, not all of whom are making pots. And these people had families, children, and they had to have a wage that would allow them to raise their family and they had to get a paycheck every Friday afternoon. So if we had not made pots that would sell it, would not have been possible for these people to be employed.
    — Warren MacKenzie
    tags: children  people  child  sell 
     
    The problem is these days people don't watch television together. The husband is downstairs watching The Game and the wife is upstairs watching The Good Wife. They don't need a show they can watch together. What family dramas are on now that are working?
    — Warren Leight
    tags: people  problem  games  wife 
     
    My father was the best person i've ever known.
    — Warren Buffett
    tags: people  father 
     
    Generally, we have translated greater output in the few hours of work per week over the last century. And that's a good trend of the future. But we do have to have a system that, as output of goods and services keeps increasing per capita, that it takes care of the people who are willing to work and really are not getting by very well with a family on a 40-hour week.
    — Warren Buffett
    tags: people  work  future  service  care 
     
    I prefer liquor store robbers with hungry kids to companies that locate offshore to avoid U.S. taxes.
    — Warren Buffett
    tags: kids  tax  company 
     
    I grew up in this Southern Baptist atmosphere, and my mother and father were both, I guess you would say, academics. They were both teachers.
    — Warren Beatty
    tags: father  mother 
     
    My family is and will always stay the most important to me.
    — Waris Dirie
    Whatever I talk about is what I'm interested in at the time. Politics are big with me. But right now being a mom is taking up most of my time... My act is more family-oriented than it is about politics.
    — Wanda Sykes
    tags: time  right  politics 
     
    When my parents send me emails the first 3 are blank.
    — Wanda Sykes
    tags: parent 
     
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