Upbringing Quotes

Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Upbringing Quotes from famous persons: Barbara Ehrenreich, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Sobhita Dhulipala, Mustafa Ali, Karen Bardsley. The wide variety of quotes available makes it possible to find a quote to suit your needs. You’ve likely heard some of the Upbringing Quotes before, but that’s because they truly are great.

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It was a very big principle in my upbringing that you should respect everybody‘s work. The street sweeper. Everybody. You should never look down on anybody for their work.
I look for someone whose upbringing was somewhat similar to mine because they can understand me – love for the family and everything else. You see someone’s relationship with their parents, and you realize what that person’s going to be like as a parent.
Maksim Chmerkovskiy
My parents have always been supportive. I come from a very simple middle class family, where the upbringing is very traditional. So for them to give me the kind of freedom to exercise my choices is very fortunate for me.
My wife herself had an upbringing where she wasn’t allowed to pursue what she wanted to do because of her parents. She wanted to go into photography and journalism, but because classes ran so late, she had to be home at a certain time. We don’t want that for our daughter.
As a result of my upbringing, I was interested in reconnecting with my family and making them proud. Therefore, this emotional connection meant that representing England became a personal obsession.
Eating together was a big part of my upbringing and a tradition we keep daily amongst the amazing team at Milk Bar.
My dad was an FBI agent. My mom and dad were straight arrow types, and I had a conservative, suburban Orange County upbringing.
A lot of people ask me, if I aspire to do films in Hollywood. If I get a chance, I would love to. But I feel that I owe it to my upbringing and the cinema I grew up on, to achieve something first in our film industry, and then venture out.
I am proud of being a Somali-American Muslim, and my wardrobe has been an important part of my religious and cultural upbringing.
I didn’t realise my upbringing was unusual until my teens. As the child of two actors, I presumed that visiting film sets and being surrounded by colourful characters was normal.
Not disown my past or upbringing, but I’d admired American actors, really American movie starparticularly the rebel heroes of the ’50s.
Maxwell Caulfield
Thanks to my upbringing, I lead a disciplined life, which is very important.
I’m the result of upbringing, class, race, gender, social prejudices, and economics. So I’m a victim again. A result.
Life was a struggle financially when I was growing up in Manchester and my father continued the strict upbringing he himself had had, even after our very warm and demonstrative mother died.
Growing up, everybody would cross the border, even to just do grocery shopping. A lot of traditional American foods stuck with my parents and became part of my upbringing. This all had to do with the proximity to the border. We were an absolute mix of classic Americana, traditional Mexican, and Baja cuisine.
Growing up as a kid, I played for Wallsend Boys Club, a famous boys club. I had such a good childhood and upbringing there.
I mean, I didn’t have a huge upbringing with movies, I guess.
I had a normal, nice upbringing in Cardiff.
My upbringing was middle-class but my parents’ families were both working-class so I had this odd combination of working-class background but in a privileged position.
I had a normal upbringing and went to public school. If I ever, even for a second, started getting a big head, I was brought back to reality pretty quickly. I was working full time and still had to fight for a cell phone.
I think it’s safe to say that ‘manliness’ was a common theme in my upbringing. It was an assumed status, but – and here’s the important bit – it was the Rudyard Kipling kind. The emphasis was on gentlemanly conduct, sportsmanship, fairness and stoicism.
Look, I certainly couldn’t say that my unusual upbringing didn’t lend itself to becoming an actor – of course it did. People want to see what Edward and Joanna’s son can do.
That was my upbringing: you treat people with respect.
My upbringing was completely liberal from the start. In fact, I didn’t even have a Muslim identity.
My grandmother was a classical pianist, so I grew up with Schubert, Mozart, Beethoven. I studied piano as a kid. My musical background and upbringing was very much a mix.
Man. I’ve been through a lot as a kid. But at the same time that upbringing just made me stronger and made me more determined to make it out of where I made it out from and just fight extra hard to not go back.
I couldn’t bring myself to call him by his first name, that wasn’t my upbringing. So I suggested I call him ‘Anandji.’ He glared at me and said, ‘Do I look like a schoolteacher to you?’ The next day when I called him ‘Dev Saab’ he looked around as though he didn’t know whom I was addressing.
Coming to Hollywood at 19 and living in a single apartment with one other guy on Venice Beach was a massive contrast to my upbringing.
I would still describe China as a vast, invigorating puzzle that will never make sense to my western upbringing.
There’s racism everywhere in the world; it’s not just Sweden, it’s everywhere, but other than that I had a pretty okay upbringing.
I have fond memories of all things Henson. I grew up on the stuff. My mom’s a massive fan and made sure it was a part of my upbringing.
What I know is that my upbringing was always the man was the head of the family. It’s a European tradition. We always look up to the man. But this is old times. Now what I believe is that I’m definitely equal.
My grandmother and my upbringing filled me with the spirit of the church and the spirit of the faith brought by Africans to the new land during slavery.
My upbringing is such that I feel my husband is superior to me and his mother even more superior.
When I started soul-searching, I tapped into the old me and what I grew up around. I learned a lot about myself, and it really made me appreciate my upbringing.
I grew up with music very much in my life. I achieved success by combining my training as an accountant with my family upbringing and love of music.
Zarin Mehta
My values stemmed from the family. Anything I have achieved in life has been rooted in my upbringing.
I had quite a turbulent upbringing. It was middle class, and everything was quite comfortable, but everyone was mental.
I have nothing to say about my childhood. It was a perfectly pleasant upbringing – it’s not like it was unhappy or anything.
For me, the beauty of a person is a matter of the whole package. You have to look at the whole thing, not just a matter of outward appearance or whatever. It has to do with one’s character, personality, upbringing and so on.
Gong Li
I had a very traditional upbringing. Family has always been really important to me.
My upbringing as a child was very atypical.
I had a pretty modest upbringing; it was no pleasure cruise. I don’t think I would be as happy today if I hadn’t been through that. It was tough; I made some bad choices myself.
I came from a really small village outside Edinburgh in Scotland and had quite a sheltered upbringing.
My father rebelled ferociously against his conservative upbringing where his father physically abused him.
My interest in art must have started with my Catholic upbringing. Art was everywhere: churches with its paintings, sculptures, stained glass, textiles, and fine metalwork.
It was deeply important for me to understand where Mandela came from. Because we know where he was going, and that’s a famous story, but who was he? Where did he come from? What was his upbringing?
Don’t let your upbringing, your surroundings, whatever situation you are living in, don’t let those stop you from being the greatest you that you can be.
I don’t like crying. I’m a country boy, and we’re the product of our upbringing. As a boy, I was told that men don’t cry.
Love and freedom are vital to the creation and upbringing of a child.
Sylvia Pankhurst
I had a comfortable, middle-class upbringing and went to boarding school when I was five.
Esme Young
Cornwall has lots of folk and Celtic music and has that kind of surfer vibe as well. That was my kind of upbringing.
Confidence was the backbone of my upbringing. I was an only child, so I was spoilt, loved, and given an enormous amount of confidence by my parents.
Being born and raised here in L.A. is very personal for me. I feel like able to have that upbringing and background, being able to be raised here, when I go all across the world it’s like a demeanor that you carry yourself with. It’s a swag you have.
Knowledge has outstripped character development, and the young today are given an education rather than an upbringing.
Ilya Ehrenburg
It’s always been important for me to do things in the community, it’s part of my upbringing.
I, forever a product of my Scottish Calvinist upbringing, never knew how to react when someone smilingly took both my hands and told me ‘Jesus loves you, and we love you.’ I’d just grin rigidly, and urgently will it to stop.
I learned from my Adventist upbringing that the biggest sins were sexual.
I grew up idolising Madhuri Dixit, though I wasn’t a Hindi film buff. I had an academic upbringing, and movies were a rarity. I looked up to Madhuri because I loved dancing, and she’s a fantastic dancer.
New York reminds me a little bit of Canada and my upbringing. Los Angeles is like living in a vacation, and you have to pinch yourself every once and a while.
Where I come from, the family, upbringing, whatever I have seen in life, I know for sure that nothing is permanent.
The whole upbringing was interesting because we grew up Orthodox Jews all the way until we were teenagers.
For me, I really appreciate seeing real bodies on screen, that variation, not the same frames we saw for the majority of our upbringing, making us feel like we have to look that way.
My father was very clear; I had to have an ordinary upbringing. I was put to work as a lowly-paid trainee after college. I didn’t like it at the time, but I can’t help but feel that that was probably the best thing for me.
Vijay Mallya
I owe my drive and determination to my upbringing, which instilled in me a set of values that make me who I am.
I do like playing the darker side of life but as much as the lighter side as well. They all resonate out of the same place, which is that everyone has a story to tell. Depending on their upbringing and their history, it determines who they are as an adult. My job is to take the role from there.
Michael Eklund
I feel very American, but my upbringing was quite the opposite.
I don’t deny that I had a very privileged upbringing, but my parents and that town maintained a sense of normalcy that I think many people find hard to achieve, and I am so grateful for that.
By the grace of God, my parents were fantastic. We were a very normal family, and we have had a very middle-class Indian upbringing. We were never made to realise who we were or that my father and mother were huge stars – it was a very normal house, and I’d like my daughter to have the same thing.
We used to say poor people had lousy genes. Then we decided that wasn’t OK, but we transferred the prejudice to upbringing. We said, ‘You were neglected as a child, so you’ll never make it.’ That’s just as pernicious.
You’re born with a certain love of something. Music was my first love, and that’s the world I work from. Growing up, I was surrounded by artists, so my upbringing supported this lifestyle.
What good is my parents’ wealth and education and upbringing if I’m not contributing to the world?
For everybody in the world, the answers to the mysteries in your life usually lie in your childhood, your upbringing, and your parents.
Brass bands are part of my upbringing. Brass band records were among the first records I listened to.
A lot of my strength came from my upbringing.
Spending time in Soweto, and looking at the issues, and experiencing the poverty first-hand, had an enormous impact. I was brought up in a council house in South East London – I didn’t have a privileged or wealthy upbringing – but looking at the scale of the problems there just left me dumbfounded.
Princess Anne is like her father. From her, you’ll never hear a complaint of any kind about her upbringing.
I was fortunate enough to have an upbringing that made me more accepting of who I am.
I became alienated from this religious upbringing, and started making music. I wanted to be a big star. All those things I saw in the films and on the media took hold of me, and perhaps I thought this was my god: the goal of making money.
I had a very modest upbringing.
Balthazar Getty
My father was the nurturing one, the one who always made sure my sister and I ate properly and that our hair was brushed… He really took care of the logistics of our upbringing.
Kenza Fourati
I spent my first three weeks there on a wing with 21 murderers. I met some very evil people there but also some men who’d had no upbringing, no chance in life.
My upbringing is so fundamentally different to my parents’. It must be strange to look at your child who not only speaks with a different accent but has a totally different view of the world.
My upbringing saved me.
Certainly in my youth there was lots of singing, lots of storytelling, and whenever we went to a party, you had to do a party piece, like sing songs, recite poems, or tell stories. That sort of narrative musical culture was my upbringing.
There are many positive values that come with a Muslim upbringing. But when religion becomes about rules and hierarchies, when it starts to feel like a prison, I’m not interested.
My particular historical vantage point is a product of my upbringing as that odd duck, a native Washingtonian whose parents were not in government. The first presidential transition of my sentient lifetime, Kennedy‘s, I remember vividly.
We had such a strange upbringing with such eccentric parents and so we were often put in situations where finding what was funny was a survival thing.
You see, for the most part it was a normal upbringing. Sure, there was the Nobel Peace award; sure, there were people coming to our house who I knew were famous. But we grew up in a very modest part of the community. Our last home was in what had been one of the worst ghettos in Atlanta.
I’ve always had a little bit of darkness, and I’ve always been someone who was grieving. I had kind of had a tumultuous upbringing living in an abusive home, so for me, writing has always been a point of catharsis.
I worry about my children, actually. I’m trying to give them a decent upbringing but I sometimes worry that that means they’re going to be kind of mediocre adults. Like maybe I should throw them out for a bit and give them some adversity.
I think the hardest thing about making music now is being a great dad at the same time. There’s an insanity that goes with writing – a mad scientist thing that you have to go through – and sacrificing a kid’s upbringing to do that is not an option.
I definitely feel like I had a different upbringing to a lot of other people, but not in a bad – or good – way.
My upbringing was faith-based, but we believed you should love all others as you want to be loved, because everyone should be treated equally. That’s helped me have an understanding of people on different journeys and in different walks of life. At the end of the day, we’re all the same, because we all want to be loved.
I think it’s a belief that you can learn something. That’s something that I really value from the upbringing I got.
My upbringing was very un-Hollywood… I was born in New York and grew up on a ranch. I was never really smitten by the business in those days, never a fan type – just a basic kid watching TV.
Stephanie Zimbalist
For me, being an ‘American Latina‘ means identifying with and being influenced by both my American upbringing and my Latin heritage, and I have so much appreciation for how those two cultures have created who I am.
When I was growing up, I idolised my father. I thought his ghost followed me around the house. I had been told how he adored me, how I was funny, just like him. Because of our lovely Catholic upbringing, I secretly assumed that he would eventually come back, like our good friend Jesus.
Where I stand comes from my upbringing and my faith: I’m 100 percent pro-life and I believe in traditional marriage.
I spent my whole upbringing in sporting camps. I didn’t do cotillion.
Being from the Middle East paired with my upbringing in the United States had pretty polarising effects on the way I perceive beauty.
What I took back, because of my exposure to the Jewish music of the 30s and the 40s in my upbringing with my father, was that kind of theatrical songwriting. It was always a part of my character. This desire to make people laugh.
There are many things in common with my life and my character in ‘American Crime.’ My upbringing has definitely helped me out in this role.
I was born in Paris, and my mother was a French teacher, but then I rebelled against my upbringing and studied Spanish in school. So now I just speak bad French and bad Spanish.
Lydia Leonard
Siddhant has received a perfect upbringing from his mother and it’s up to me now to continue on the same track. But I must say that it’s definitely not possible for a father to play the role of a dad and mom simultaneously.
You do need parental guidance and I was in a great position with both my mum and dad. They split when I was a baby but even though I stayed with my mom they were both very much involved in my upbringing.
Everyone’s personal style evolves based on upbringing, exposure, influences, personality, etc. Style is subjective.
My parents couldn’t be looser. It was the ultimate laissez faire upbringing.
Even at an early age, I rebelled against my strict upbringing. When I was 9, I built myself a ‘make-out fort‘ in our backyard from wood, filled it with candy, and invited my blond, blue-eyed neighbor over to kiss.
Azita Ghanizada
My personal style at this point in my life is more audio; it’s more driven on less visual and more musicality. But because of my upbringing, my fabulous mentors and teachers that I’ve had throughout my dance journey or career, I also possess a style that is of the past. It was just a matter of me reaching back.
Memories of my Southern upbringing in Richmond, Virginia, always include the smell of good southern food: fried chicken, cheese grits, Smithfield ham, and buttermilk biscuits.
In some ways, I had a traditional ‘old South’ upbringing, meaning that I spent some time in a military school, and acquired an inoculum of the military ethic that is still with me today: honor, duty, loyalty.
My upbringing has always been quite equal in terms of cultural influences. But it’s unlikely that anything could prepare you for a job that involves belting out Proclaimers songs on camera, in Edinburgh and in public.
Antonia Thomas
We are such a product of our upbringing and environment.
I’m a country boy, and we’re the product of our upbringing. As a boy, I was told that men don’t cry.
I had a very strict upbringing with my dad and was very close to my mum, who was extremely loving.
I would never wish my upbringing on anyone… but I wouldn’t take it back for the world.
Because of my Calvinistic upbringing, I was trained to think that what you do has to have a purpose.
Anselm Kiefer
Because of my upbringing, I believe in things like limited government, fiscal responsibility and personal accountability. I believe in the wisdom of our founders and the sanctity of our Constitution.
I’m a free spirit and that definitely comes from my upbringing, so it’s definitely shaped me as an artist.
Neon Hitch
I am an entrepreneur in the entertainment industry. Somewhere early on when I couldn’t get something I wanted through the system, I threw up my hands and tried to figure a way to get it done myself. A lot of it came from my upbringing. My dad was an entrepreneur.
I grew up thinking I was inferior to white-skinned people. And as a child if you are conditioned like this, it becomes a part of your upbringing that you believe that probably because I look like this, I won’t get anywhere in life.
There was a warm and encouraging environment at home. My self-loathing and neuroticism are not because of my upbringing.
Vice President Mondale devoted himself to championing the civil rights of all Americans and worked to ensure that everyone has opportunity to achieve success in their lives regardless of their socioeconomic background or upbringing. We are deeply grateful for his service to the United States and the legacy he leaves.
I play guitar, the ukulele and the piano. I grew up on a mountain in Tennessee, and we had ‘The Mountain Opry,’ where anyone could just get up on stage to perform. It was just about the soul and heart of music. My upbringing was less about being great and more about just doing what you love. It was always for joy.
My upbringing was very basic working-class on the outskirts of Nottingham. My mother, Glenis, was a nursery nurse, looking after special-needs children, and my father, Brian, became the manager of a lace factory after working his way up as an apprentice.
Historically, I come from Jewish history. I had the classic upbringing in the Yeshiva, learning, learning, and more learning.
I definitely had a very religious upbringing. My father was just instilling good morals into us at a very young age, and it wasn’t super-strict, but it was a loving, warm household.
As is said about most writers, on the one hand, all I ever did from when I was a child was read, and I was a loner, which was furthered by my parents and my upbringing. On the other hand, the more I read, the more I felt this well-known fissure between me and the world.
Mine was the most usual upbringing, I swear! I knew a girl who could only wear full-sleeved clothes. They had weird restrictions. My life was great.
I come from a strong religious background, and I had a very conservative upbringing. So I was nervous, and confused. Here I was wanting to be Whitney Houston, so why did I have to dress in lingerie to do that? I didn’t get it.
I see my upbringing as a great success story. By disciplining me, my parents inculcated self-discipline. And by restricting my choices as a child, they gave me so many choices in my life as an adult. Because of what they did then, I get to do the work I love now.
I find that my upbringing in the Church and my relationship with God are huge benefits to me in helping me become the kind of person that I want to become.
My parents were on the road a lot in the 1970s. Winifred Kelly, a nurse from the hospital where I was born, was hired to care for me. Her love and discipline had a big influence on my upbringing.
A big part of my upbringing was being with an instrument and kind of figuring myself out through music. So I feel a strong desire in any way that I can to help do that for other kids.
My grandfather was a wealthy and respected merchant in Montclair, New Jersey, where I was born. But his estate was wiped out in the Great Depression, and as a result, I had what I consider the ideal upbringing: We were a proud family, good citizens, and we didn’t have a sou.
I was sucked into this vortex of a very conservative upbringing.
I would not have had the same personal commitment to Alzheimer‘s disease if it had not been for my mother and my upbringing.
I loved my parents. There were never any rows. It was a sort of artistic, bohemian upbringing.
In terms of cultural upbringing, I’d be at the temple at the weekend – I’m a Hindu – but I’d also be at the Saints game as well on a Saturday – you do everything, you do both.
Rishi Sunak
From me growing up with a large family and everybody singing around the Christmas tree, it was a wonderful, wonderful upbringing.
I can’t deny that I’ve had a privileged upbringing. I’ve been really fortunate regarding how I entered this world, not just financially, but in that I have really great parents who show me a lot of love.
I’d the upbringing a nun would envy. Until I was fifteen I was more familiar with Africa than my own body.
Joe Orton
I’m like, ‘Wow, I guess a lot of people didn’t have this type of upbringing’… that old world technique of, you know, nothing’s given to you, you’ve gotta work for everything you’ve done… It’s just different from what I’m seeing today.
Maybe it’s my Catholic upbringing – I grew up thinking that Armageddon was just around the corner – now I know it is, with global warming and all. I can keep it at bay by doing the work. It’s a sort of reverse sympathetic magic. I’m always doing it so it doesn’t happen to me.
With my Roman Catholic upbringing, I have a set of principles that serve me well in good times and bad.
Steve Garvey
I had a sort of rocky upbringing, and I think the theater was a safe place for me.
We moved around a lot when I was growing up. I was always the new kid in class, but I was good at making friends. With an upbringing like that, I was either going to become an actor or a politician. Thank God I became an actor! I’m not cut out for politics.
Music was a big part of my upbringing. My mum and my grandma are very passionate about music.
I was lucky because my upbringing was so eccentric. It has helped me cope with unreal situations.
I had a very moral upbringing, and spiritual in a sort of not very specific way.
I was friends with all different people and all different groups. And that led me to being friends with a few people who didn’t even go to my school. Now I have the most amazing collection of friends of all ethnic backgrounds and upbringing and financial backgrounds.
James Maslow
I’ve had a Hindu upbringing. There’s a lot about it I think is cool. Temples are amazing. It’s a nice vibe when people are praying. And there’s lots about it where I understand why they believe those things. But I’m not practising.
Unfortunately, in my home, we didn’t speak Arabic; it was a mixed culture. My mother played a dominant role in our educational upbringing, and we grew up as part and parcel of Belize’s culture.
I’ve been very lucky – I don’t come from a privileged upbringing.
Combine a left-leaning upbringing with a family with direct experience of the Holocaust and someone with aspirations to write and I guess, sooner or later, that person will have a stab at writing something about the Holocaust.
Elliot Perlman
My upbringing was so middle-class and repressed. It wasn’t until I was placed in Lunghua that I met anyone from any other social strata. When I did, I found them colossally vital.
Well, I have definitely had a very intense life and upbringing to say the least. I did have a beautiful young mom who loved me as much as she could but I still had to deal with all forms of abuse and hardships.
The Christian ethic played an essential part in my upbringing.
I had such a great upbringing in Puerto Rico, and it was just a very normal life.
Roselyn Sanchez
I came from a very military, Christian, Southern upbringing.
During the first 10 years of my life, while my parents were married, I enjoyed a privileged upbringing. After their divorce, my life was difficult.
I’m a strong believer in God. It could be because of my upbringing and my family environment.
I can’t change myself for others as my upbringing has taught me to be nice and cordial with people around me.
My upbringing in Birmingham gave me a sense of reality. I could not pick another city I would rather have grown up in. Growing up around really good, solid, godly people, it helped me to find those kind of great people in L.A., too, which can be hard for some people.
People are shaped in myriad ways by their upbringing and family. We also have agency in our lives, the people we become, and the lives we lead.
I had a very easy middle class upbringing and never had to worry about anything. But my parents came from nothing and from broken homes, and their stories were always very interesting.
Actually, competitiveness was never part of our upbringing.
Karan Thapar is an endangered species. They don’t make them like him anymore. True, thousands have gone to the Doon Valley School after him, as indeed to Oxford and Cambridge universities. But Karan Thapar is more than the sum of his upbringing. He’s a gentleman journalist.
The Simpsons has shaped my psychology to a degree one would usually attribute to a parent, or a particularly devout upbringing. I am a zealot.
My upbringing was solid because of the people I had around me.
My neighborhood was normal. I had a neighborhood where everyone knew everyone. Typical American upbringing. Sometimes we got into trouble, but everyone watched after each other, so if my parents didn’t see me making trouble, another family would tell them.
If I wasn’t acting, I would own a farm. Not like growing crops but maybe have a few animals like cows, and maybe an alpaca or a llama. I would chop wood all day. I would make a living doing that; it’s, like, an idealistic scenario for me. It’s very contrary to my upbringing, but maybe that’s the appeal to it.
Matthew Daddario
As a young man, every bone in my body wanted to pick up a machine gun and kill Germans. And yet I had absolutely no reason to do so. Certainly nobody invited me to do the job. But that’s what I felt that I was trained to do. Now no part of my upbringing was militaristic.
I grew up just outside of Austin, and my upbringing was fairly rural.
It’s the upbringing at home. You can have education abroad, the best of things, but you can be a horrible human being.
The interesting thing is I grew up a Jehovah‘s Witness and I had a very, very strict upbringing.
Danielle Colby
I will openly admit that I’ve never really followed hockey. Given my New England upbringing, I have always adhered to the Celtics, Patriots, Red Sox, Bruins mantra of professional sports fandom, but hockey was definitely the lowest sport on the totem pole – even when the Bruins won the Stanley Cup.
I had a complicated upbringing, so I had to rely on myself and figure out what that meant and rely on my good friends. I had to have a strong sense of self to get through.
As women, we need to give the right upbringing to our sons so that they respect, protect, and help the weaker sex instead of bullying them.
If you know that you’ve given the right upbringing and knowledge to your children, you have already won half the battle.
I have learned so many things from my mother about the right upbringing, the right values, value for money, value for elders, for family members. I think these things only a parent can teach you.
I always felt that Jay Z, if he had a different upbringing, could be on Wall Street or in politics. If you really listen to Jay Z talk, he’s kind of the smartest guy in the room.
I’m working on my relationship with my mother and father, but my upbringing has been very destructive.
Paz de la Huerta
My family was very conservative, and I had a traditional upbringing. I was not brought up to be a sex symbol, nor is it in my nature to be one. The fact that I became one is probably the loveliest, most glamorous and fortunate misunderstanding.
I had a very humble upbringing, earned everything I got, and learned how challenging it is in the pro wrestling business.
When I watchGlee‘, it reminds me of my upbringing.
Michelle Branch
It’s not how you start, even with a rough upbringing. It’s what you make of it after.
I saw my parents come over. They were immigrants, they had no money. My dad wore the same pair of shoes, I had some ugly clothes growing up, and I never had any privileges. In some ways, I think the person that I am now, I think it’s good that I had that kind of tough upbringing.
I went to an all-girls pre school where everyone went off to Harvard or Yale, and I had zero interest in doing so. I think they thought I was on drugs. There was a neighboring all-boys school, so we’d get together and do dumb things. It was your typical Catholic-American upbringing.
With my upbringing and where I grew up, people slagged people. If you slagged them, they’d slag you back… I know it pales in comparison to genuine issues that people have got, but I’ve had people slagging my stuff off on my blog and my website for years.
The key thing I took from my upbringing is that people are just people. My parents never worried about status.
When I arrived in America, I experienced serious culture shock. For someone with a religious upbringing, the 1960s were an extremely difficult time. Even though religion was a big part of the civil rights and peace movements, in my college religion was treated as irrelevant, hopelessly stodgy, and behind the times.
I read contrived memoirs by presidential candidates. For every ‘Dreams From My Father’ – Barack Obama‘s honest, literary portrayal of his biracial upbringing – there were a dozen cautious, formulaic vanity projects by politicians.
My mother was a Muslim and dad a Hindu. I got the best upbringing that anyone could. Never did I see any angst in my family owing to that: each practiced their own religion. My existence is the harmony that these two communities can achieve if they try.
My great-grandfather was prime minister of Canada, and I had a very Edwardian upbringing. It was a beautiful, romantic way of growing up, until the family lost its money. And I decided to be bad and rough and find the streets rather than the gates.
Singing has been part of my upbringing.
Maybe it was the home tutoring, or the late start to formal schooling, or an overly cautious and protective upbringing, but in any case, I never became a talkative person. As an adult, I am not always comfortable in social gatherings with small talk. I must have inherited my father’s gentle nature.
Charles K. Kao
Obviously I was well aware that I had what people consider a privileged upbringing. My mom was never a bake-cookies sort of mom. I really had no reins whatsoever.
By birth and upbringing, I think I’m emotionally resilient. I don’t feel like I’m a depressive person.
I don’t come from a position that I am better than everybody; I come from a position that I had a tough upbringing. And I don’t always highlight it, because I just never wanted to be that person with another rags to riches story.
For me socialism has never been an intellectual pursuit. It comes from my upbringing and experience.
I am very much the daughter of immigrants. It’s both a point of pride and an essential part of characterizing my upbringing. We spoke Spanish in our house. We listened to Spanish music. All of the TV channels we watched were in Spanish. We ate mostly Italian and Argentinian food.
My mom and dad met at U. Conn., and their lives couldn’t have been more different in terms of their upbringing.
I had to train myself to like spicy foods as I got older because they weren’t a part of my upbringing at all.
I had such a pure upbringing – my childhood was a really happy time.
Ours was a very progressive Protestant family, but my parents were God-loving rather than God-fearing. We went to church, and I still go with my mum and dad when I return home – it’s a family thing. I played flute in my dad’s marching band, but I had an integrated upbringing. We had a lot of Catholic friends.
A good upbringing means not that you won’t spill sauce on the tablecloth, but that you won’t notice it when someone else does.
I don’t want to make light of the importance of my musical upbringing, as you cannot avoid being influenced by the area you grow up, but I will say that Reykjavik’s geography is very different from, say, New York, Paris, or Copenhagen. There’s big skies. The buildings are low. The landscape is spread out.
We’ve had a humble upbringing. You know, my father came through as a political refugee; my mother comes from a hard-working-farmers family. We’ve had humble upbringing.
The majority of NBA players‘ upbringing, there’s not much financial education.
My characteristics as a scientist stem from a non-conformist upbringing, a sense of being something of an outsider, and looking for different perceptions in everything from novels, to art to experimental results. I like complexity and am delighted by the unexpected. Ideas interest me.
Peter C. Doherty
My upbringing made me think that real legitimate music is written, not heard.
Dan Fogelberg
My upbringing and my daily day-to-day struggles and emotions make up most of my music.
I felt that, in some ways, my novels lacked heart because of the distance between me and the subject matter. But no one wants to read a book based on good health, a happy upbringing, a long marriage.
I don’t really know that I’m aware of a lot of the inspiration and influence that I’m under, because I didn’t have an extensive musically educational upbringing.
Storytelling was a way to see the world bigger than the one you were looking at, and that had great appeal for me. I think, since that was part of my upbringing, it became part of me, and I wanted to pass it along to my kids and my grandkids.
The ethical code of my upbringing was be good to people and try not to hurt them. You don’t need a god to tell you that.
I had a strong, really good upbringing, not puritanical.
We had a very strict upbringing.
I had a really generic upbringing, I think, when it comes to viewing movies as a kid. I didn’t really know what was out there or what was being tried. I was, like, ‘E.T.’ and ‘Indiana Jones.’ Those were the only things I knew existed.
I learned you work for what you get, and I feel sorry for people who haven‘t had that upbringing.
My father was a country music singer and a motion picture actor, Tex Ritter, and I sort of had a normal upbringing, except dad would come down in full regalia with the boots and the guns and the hats, and the horse would eat with us. But other than that, it was pretty normal.
Respect for women was a very important part of my upbringing.
I grew up with this crazy upbringing of living many places and always being the new kid in town, not like a service brat where you’re always going to school with other new kids in town. I was constantly arriving in small towns and going to school with kids who’d been together since they were in kindergarten.
The acting training in school was great, but it was mostly fun being young and in New York. Because my upbringing was so transient, New York ended up being my home. I’ve been living in New York longer than I have anywhere else in my life.
I was born in Singapore, and I lived there until I was 12. I had a very fortunate upbringing.
I don’t have family in this business. I had two parents that loved me, that worked 24-7, and this is what instilled hard work in me. So you hear the stories about my upbringing, my religion.
Sometimes my biography is interpreted as the upbringing of a French aristocrat. It was very, very different. We were a family of mercantile, immigrant Jews.
When you are clinically diagnosed with depression as a teenager, sometimes people don’t understand it. You feel like you should be happy, especially when you have a very lucky upbringing, and you blame yourself.
I was brought up in a way that was based purely on the senses. Everything in my upbringing was a reaction to growing up on an organic farm or to the emotions of animal cruelty, as well as the visuals of my mum’s and my father’s art – he was also an art collector.
I had a very good upbringing, which I’m eternally grateful for.
In my own upbringing, my family lacked the ability to provide a stable, nurturing environment.
I’ve had the hardest upbringing of any fighter in England.
It’s important to show children love, affection and balance and invest time in their moral upbringing.
People always make a lot about how I don’t carry grudges. That’s my religious upbringing. I went nine years without missing Sunday school. Lutheran. I can’t live with hatred inside of me. That’s what I learned. I ain’t scared of dying, either.
My upbringing was very straightforward suburban working class upbringing.
I was privileged in terms of where I grew up, and I come from a very loving, supportive household. But when I began to go off the rails at boarding school, my behaviour wasn’t a result of an upbringing but more something that was going on within me.
My mother had a Spanish upbringing. She was an excellent cook. Everything was home-made. We didn’t eat food with smiley faces on it. My Mum passed away in 1994. I miss her. I miss her cooking. It would be nice to have a meal with her again.
My mom’s a translator, my dad’s a woodworker; that’s the world I grew up in, that’s the world I’m most comfortable in. The whole idea of Hollywood or any of that other stuff that unfortunately goes along with film, that wasn’t part of my upbringing, thankfully.