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As awful as he could be, I always knew he loved me in a way no one else ever had.
You should never hate anyone, not even your worst enemies. Everyone has something good about them. You had to find the redeeming quality and love the person for that.
Don't you make fun of me or my children! Some babies are premature. Mine were all postmature. That's why they're so smart. Their brains had longer to develop.
It's really not that hard to put food on the table if that's what you decide to do.
No child is born a delinquent. They only became that way if nobody loved them when they were kids. Unloved children grow up to be serial murderers or alcoholics.
Sometimes you need a little crisis to get your adrenaline flowing and help you realize your potential.
Life is a drama full of tragedy and comedy. You should learn to enjoy the comic episodes a little more.
People worried too much about their children. Suffering when you're young is good for you. It immunized your body and soul...
You're not supposed to laugh at your own father. Ever.
Fussing over children who cry only encourages them. That's positive reinforcement for negative behavior.
You'll never make a fortune working for the boss man
If you had weak eyes, they needed exercise to get strong. Glasses were like crutches. They prevented people with feeble eyes from seeing the world on their own.
You're in a horse race but you're thinking like a sheep. Sheep don't win horse races.
You didn't need a college degree to become one of the people who knew what was really going on. If you paid attention, you could pick things up on your own.
You should never hate anyone, even your worst enemies. Everyone has something good about them. You have to find the redeeming quality and love the person for that.
It's the Joshua tree's struggle that gives it its beauty.
One benefit of Summer was that each day we had more light to read by.
Life there was hard and it made people hard.
You know you're down and out when Okies laugh at you, ' she said. With our garbage bag taped window, our tied down hood, and art supplies strapped to the roof, we'd out-Okied the Okies.
She had her addictions and one of them was reading.
You can't cling to the side your whole life, that one lesson every parent needs to teach a child is "If you don't want to sink, you better figure out how to swim
Life's too short to care about what other people think. Besides, they should accept us for who we are
New Yorkers, I figured, just pretended to be unfriendly.
Once you go on welfare it changes you. Even if you get off welfare, you never escape the stigma that you were a charity case. You're scarred for life.