My mother was adorable, a great giggler. My father was very strong and could be quite frightening.
Fathers, sons, brothers, men everywhere: Your legacy will not perish if you take your partner's surname, or she keeps hers.
I'm very inspired by him-it was my father who taught us that an immigrant must work twice as hard as anybody else, that he must never give up.
The only important thing I have to say is that my father never fought against his country.
The last thing my father told me was: 'On your way up, take me up. On your way down, don't let me down.' A father telling his son that puts some responsibility on my shoulders. He told me that, and I take it very seriously.
The most important thing my father taught me is that every man has to stand up for his rights.
Everything I've taken away from my father has been significant. So, I can't say that any one lesson is the most significant. By being around him, I learned that there is a purpose in life, and that if we are inspired to help people, we should do it.
I am not trying to be better than my father. I am not trying to be like him. I am just trying to be myself and express myself how I feel.
As an artist, I feel that my father's biggest influence is me realizing that music has a purpose and it's not just for business and that music is spiritual. I get that from him that music is a spiritual thing.
Everything, I just wanted to be like my father. And, as I grew within the music, I kind of became myself which was even more like my father, only without me trying though.
My father and I had a really good relationship. We're cool. I am not trying to outdo him or anything like that.
My father was like the Old Testament. I am the New Testament. I am part of a new generation. In time, people will realize this.
My father, my Rastafari culture, has a tight link to the Jewish culture. We have a strong connection from when I was a young boy and read the Bible, the Old Testament.
It's hard to say a favorite song of my father's. I listen to all his stuff; a lot of the old stuff before the '70s.
I've never read one book about my father.
It's natural that anyone is compared to their father.
My father speaks for himself, through his music.
My father's songs don't intimidate me; my father's songs are my songs. My songs are his songs. There's no intimidation.
I was 12 when my father passed, so I didn't have a father during my teenage years.
Each father wants their sons to be just like them, really.
I want to be fulfilled in myself, rather than try to follow exactly in my father's footsteps.
My father was interested in bringing reggae music to the entire world.
I was born by myself but carry the spirit and blood of my father, mother and my ancestors. So I am really never alone. My identity is through that line.
People are loving me because they don't even know me. "You're Bob's son. We love you." So I think that's a good thing for a father to leave so much that people are loving their children. I'm proud of that.
I can feel my father's spirit within me. I can feel similarities within us from the artistic perspective from being a musician. We have a lot of similarities.
I learned from my father that music is from God and the message is from God.
My father, his spirit is with me constantly, and I'm a believer in that world and the world of dreams. So I've had dreams of my father over the years, and that's the way I really stay connected to him. He's still in my subconscious. He lives in there.
My father's music gives hope to people and also inspires them to break the bonds of injustice and to be positive in life. I've seen that everywhere I go, especially in poor countries and poor neighborhoods.
When people hear my daughter and when they know about her wisdom and maturity, they think that her father must have been sitting with her and mentoring her. They think he would have spent a lot of time in bringing her up. They think he would have constructed her.
When in many societies, fathers are usually known by their sons, I am one of the few fathers who is known by his daughter, and I'm proud of it.
I have multiple identities. I'm British. I'm Pakistani. I'm a Muslim. I'm a writer. I'm a father. And each identity has rich overtones. So I must be careful to look at your identity, and that of others, in the same way.
I had a tough childhood, yes. I was born in rural Bangladesh to parents who had had no education beyond high school. We moved to the UK where I grew up in poverty, in some of the worst conditions in a developed economy, before moving to the projects - heaven - and I went to unremarkable schools before going to university. My father was a bus conductor first and then a waiter, and my mother a seamstress.
Father said conflict develops the character
Your former Fathers the Spaniards have now no further Authority over you.
My arm extended upward in pleading for peace and the Union of our Fathers... When my hand came down from that impassioned gesticulation, it fell slowly and sadly by the side of a Secessionist.
I never exploited my father's role in helping Jews avoid the concentration camps...
My father was a politician, and a very important politician, and one of the leaders of the Iraqi Democratic Party, who believed in progress.
When I was a kid my father would read Neil Simon plays with me when I was going to bed, as bedtime stories. All of these old plays like The Odd Couple and Lost in Yonkers - funny but corny plays about Jewish New Yorkers in the mid-20th century.
My father used to beat me with his belt...while it was still on him.
I was kosher until I had my Bar Mitzvah, and I parlayed officially becoming a man into telling my father I wanted to eat cheeseburgers.