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    I'd like to buy my mother her dream home. Hopefully it will happen soon.
    — Zulay Henao
    tags: dreams  mother 
     
    Mythology is the mother of religions, and grandmother of history.
    — Zsuzsanna Budapest
    tags: mythology  mother 
     
    My mother was adorable, a great giggler. My father was very strong and could be quite frightening.
    — Zoe Wanamaker
    tags: strong  father  mother 
     
    The best piece of advice that my mother gave me is to never have a plan B. She told me to stick to plan A because if you have a plan B you will inevitably fall back on it.
    — Zoe Tapper
    tags: advice  mother 
     
    I have an amazing mother who's a real tough cookie. She taught me not to get emotional about [sexism in Hollywood], just be really practical and objective. Later, in the privacy of my own home, maybe I'll bawl or break some dishes, but you just have to keep going. It's not about fighting, it's about educating.
    — Zoe Saldana
    Wherever wolves run free, indigenous cultures have revered them as symbols of loyalty, free will, fearlessness and unity. But wolves haven't had it easy in North America, where negative myths prevail. Fear-based stereotypes and use of public lands for cattle ranching have resulted in Mother Nature's dogs being aggressively persecuted to the point of near extinction.
    — Zoe Helene
    Kosovo is Serbian, only if my mother is a Virgin
    — Zlatan Ibrahimovic
    tags: mother 
     
    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.
    — Ziggy Marley
    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.
    — Zia Haider Rahman
    I wanted to become a kindergarten teacher like my mother.
    — Zhang Ziyi
    tags: mother 
     
    There was one very special scene at the end of the film. My character, Zhao Di, has been sick. She wakes up and her mother tells her that the man she loves has come back from the city and had spent the day by her bedside.
    — Zhang Ziyi
    tags: character  men  film  mother 
     
    I definitely get my artistry and my vocal talent from my mother and mother's side. She sang in a jazz trio band so growing up my dad would always take me to see her play and she has a beautiful voice. When I was little and started to sing, she supported me and let that fire burn. She always knew what it took as a support system.
    — Zella Day
    tags: beautiful  fire  talent  mother 
     
    You have to have passion for anything you do. Whether it's sports, whether it's music, whether you want to be Mother Theresa, you have to have passion for what it is you do, or what's the point in getting up in the morning and getting out of bed?
    — Zakk Wylde
    tags: music  passion  mother 
     
    Since a very young age, my mother made sure to tell me about the plight of women... As she raised my awareness about women's issues, she also made sure to ingrain in me the importance of being strong and independent and not to let anybody define me by their images of what women should be.
    — Zainab Salbi
    tags: women  young  age  strong  mother 
     
    When war ends, women are the first to pick up the pieces. Where there is no market place, they go door to door. When homes are destroyed, mothers and daughters haul stones to rebuild or plow fields together.
    — Zainab Salbi
    tags: women  war  mother  daughter 
     
    The Ice Nation is a pretty brutal place. They breed war heroes. The relationship between mother and child, in that world, is a little bit different than it is in our own society. But, no one really likes being a disappointment to their parents and their family.
    — Zach McGowan
    My mother's a psychologist, my stepfather's a psychologist, my stepmother is a therapist and my dad's a lawyer. So it was all prominent in my life. I don't know anyone who doesn't know someone on some form of prescription medicine.
    — Zach Braff
    tags: medicine  mother 
     
    I know I probably should be sad about my mother's cancer... but she still hasn't seen The Last Kiss, you know?
    — Zach Braff
    tags: sad  kiss  mother 
     
    Probably the most memorable even of my life is when I was born. It really made me who I am. If I die, I hope to go out the same way I came in, but I don't think my mother would be into that.
    — Zach Braff
    tags: die  hope  mother 
     
    We did a book signing and people came up to me. There was an expectant mother who was like, "I think we might name our child Zach because of your work."
    — Zach Anner
    tags: children  people  child  book  mother 
     
    My father has been the real anchor of the family. Hes the one who has always encouraged my mother, my brother and me.
    — Yvette Clarke
    tags: real  father  mother 
     
    I arrived on earth in 1928. Born into a milieu of painters, I acquired my taste for painting with my mother's milk.
    — Yves Klein
    tags: earth  painting  mother 
     
    I acted when I was a real little kid. My mother was an actress in a Miami theater company comprised of actors from Cuba like her and I was the default kid.
    — Yul Vazquez
    tags: real  mother  kids  company 
     
    I was named after Yul Brynner because my mother had an infatuation with him. Who the hell names a Cuban kid Yul? Talk about a torturous childhood.
    — Yul Vazquez
    tags: hell  mother  childhood  kids 
     
    Mothers and grandmothers: these are the people that I admire most, not so much chefs.
    — Yotam Ottolenghi
    tags: people  mother 
     
    For me, all mother in the world are my goddesses.
    — Yoseob
    tags: world  mother 
     
    Tape the sound of the moon fading at dawn. Give it to your mother to listen to when she's in sorrow.
    — Yoko Ono
    tags: sorrow  moon  mother 
     
    When I was 4 years old my mother put me into an early music education school. That's where they taught you perfect pitch and harmony and how to write music and all that. At that time, one of the homeworks was to listen to all the sounds and the noise of a day and transfer that into musical notes.
    — Yoko Ono
    Even my mother told me: 'You are a handsome woman, but you're not pretty. Pretty girls don't have those big bones.'
    — Yoko Ono
    tags: women  girls  mother 
     
    I'm not giving any guidance, OK. I mean, you know, mothers are not supposed to give guidance, right? Anyway, so he's [Sean] doing his own thing.
    — Yoko Ono
    tags: giving  mother 
     
    When I was four years old, my mother put me into a school for early music education where you get perfect pitch and harmony and composition.
    — Yoko Ono
    Sometimes the father feels pushed out because of the connection between the mother and the child.
    — Yoko Ono
    tags: children  child  father  mother 
     
    People will ask, 'Are you famous?' And I always answer, 'My mother thinks so.'
    — Yo-Yo Ma
    tags: people  mother 
     
    Just the responsibility of wanting to see my mother have a better life; making sure my sister had a better life. I went ahead and accepted that responsibility when I was young and it paid off. That was really the only goal.
    — Yo Gotti
    A Russian child asked his mother : "does God know we don't believe in Him?"
    — Yip Harburg
    tags: children  believe  child  god  mother 
     
    My parents were very active in the Civil Rights Movement. My father was a Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) worker; my mother was a secretary with the Panthers.
    — Yaya DaCosta
    tags: right  father  mother  parent 
     
    I didn't really know anything about Romany culture going into this [Glue series]. The one thing that I liked the most about it is that it's so family based. They don't have mothers and fathers in the same way we do. They're really in a community, so parenting is shared between the community.
    — Yasmin Paige
    My mother loved everyone she came in contact with. She always shared her love and was able to heal those around her with it.
    — Yanni
    tags: mother 
     
    My mother's side of the family was in the production side of theatre. My grandfather, Jose Vega, was a general manager for Neil Simon shows on Broadway.
    — Yancy Butler
    tags: mother 
     
    My father used to sing to me in my mother's womb. I think I can name about any tune in two beats.
    — Yancy Butler
    tags: father  mother 
     
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