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  • Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love and fearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love. -- Stevie Wonder
  • Mama exhorted her children at every opportunity to 'jump at the sun.' We might not land on the sun, but at least we would get off the ground. -- Zora Neale Hurston
  • I'm the only hell my Mama ever raised. -- Johnny Paycheck
  • I know if mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy. -- Jeff Foxworthy
  • Mama always had a way of explaining things so I could understand them. -- Tom Hanks
  • Mama wanted me to be a preacher. I told her coachin' and preachin' were a lot alike. -- Bear Bryant
  • Mama used to say, you have to know someone a thousand days before you can glimpse her soul. -- Shannon Hale
  • My mama always used to tell me: 'If you can't find somethin' to live for, you best find somethin' to die for.' -- Tupac Shakur
  • Some kids in Italy call me 'Mama Jazz; I thought that was so cute. As long as they don't call me 'Grandma Jazz.' -- Ella Fitzgerald
  • Mama and Daddy King represent the best in manhood and womanhood, the best in a marriage, the kind of people we are trying to become. -- Coretta Scott King
  • Of emotions, of love, of breakup, of love and hate and death and dying, mama, apple pie, and the whole thing. It covers a lot of territory, country music does. -- Johnny Cash
  • I don't know why no one ever thought to paste a label on the toilet-tissue spindle giving 1-2-3 directions for replacing the tissue on it. Then everyone in the house would know what Mama knows. -- Erma Bombeck
  • We know how powerful our mother was when we were little, but is our wife that powerful to us now? Must we relive our great deed of escape from Mama with every other woman in our life? -- Frank Pittman
  • My favorite drive is Highway 101 in California between Los Angeles and San Luis Obispo. I love the 101; Highway 1 is too windy, and 5 is too boring - the 101 is just right. It's like the Mama Bear of scenic drives. -- Art Alexakis
  • Mama was a country woman with a whole lot of common sense. She understood what most of our neighbors didn't - that I shouldn't grow dependent on anyone except myself. 'One of these days, I ain't gonna be here,' she kept hammering inside my head. -- Ray Charles
  • For reasons of sentiment, I would like part of my ashes to be mixed up with Mama's, and both her ashes and mine put side by side in the columbarium. We were joined in life and I would like our ashes to be joined after this life. -- Lee Kuan Yew
  • Everything I've done in my career is a result of growing up in rural Oklahoma, because if I hadn't had the training from Mama and Daddy to work hard, to do what I'm told, to take directions, to mind and to do a good job at anything I set out to do, then I wouldn't be where I am today. -- Reba McEntire
  • Mama, humanity is my business. -- Philip Zimbardo
  • Mama, don't take my Kodachrome away. -- Paul Simon
  • You can call me Mama T anytime. -- Teresa Heinz
  • Yo Mama's like mustard, she spreads easy. -- Oliver Oliver Reed
  • Give me lace and whiskey, Mama's own remedy. -- Alice Cooper
  • Mama stroked his dinger, Daddy got stinky finger. -- Frank Zappa
  • Yo Mama's like a library, open to the public. -- Oliver Oliver Reed
  • Never eat at a Chinese restaurant named Mama Teresa's Trattoria. -- Joy Behar
  • Mama, why do I always fall for the crazy ones? -- John Mellencamp
  • It was hell, hugging my Mama from a jail cell. -- Tupac Shakur
  • Yo Mama's so fat, her ass has its own congressman! -- Oliver Oliver Reed
  • Mama is the greatest teacher, teacher of love, fearlessness and compassion. -- Stevie Wonder
  • Mama said, "Dreams are different to real life but important too. -- Audrey Niffenegger
  • Yo Mama's so fat her butt cheeks have different area codes. -- Oliver Oliver Reed
  • I would like to talk about my Mama, for a bit. -- Mr. T
  • Yo Mama sucks so much d***, her lips went double platinum. -- Oliver Oliver Reed
  • Lawdy Mama, those Friday nights when Suzy wore her dresses down tight. -- Elton John
  • Mama always said that if it can't rain on you, you're indoors. -- Bum Phillips
  • Does it ever occur to you, Mama, that my grandfather is a lunatic? -- Georgette Heyer
  • Surprise, dickhead, Mama forgot to tell you a few things about me. (Zarek) -- Sherrilyn Kenyon
  • Mama don't let your babies grow up to be selfies. -Jennifer Ritchie Payette -- Jennifer Ritchie Payette
  • Mama always said, dying was a part of life. I sure wish it wasn't. -- Tom Hanks
  • Mama, don't forget to put a little monument on my tomb when I'm dead -- Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia
  • All right, baby," Daphne crooned."Talk to Mama and tell me all your secrets. . . . -- Jennifer Estep
  • Mama tried to save us from the streets, but the streets were too strong. -- Barry White
  • Papa loved Mama, Mama loved men, Mama's in the graveyard, Papa's in the pen. -- Garth Brooks
  • Ever since I was an itty bitty kitty, been drinking liquor out of Mama's titty. -- Tupac Shakur
  • Mama raised a hellraiser why cry, That's just life in the ghetto, do or die. -- Tupac Shakur
  • If Yo Mama and Yo Daddy got a divorce, they'd still be brother and sister. -- Oliver Oliver Reed
  • Mama says love is a sickness of the heart. Only the weak fall under its spell. -- Katlyn Charlesworth
  • Mama was crying, and the rain made it seem as if the whole world was crying. -- Lois Lowry
  • Mama always told me, be careful what you do, don't go around breaking young girls hearts. -- Michael Jackson
  • Mama gives you money for Sunday school, you trade yours for candy after church is through. -- Stevie Wonder
  • I think my song that reminds me of Mama is "I'm A Survivor" because she is one. -- Reba McEntire
  • I know Mama Rose is a great role and I love having a chance to do it. -- Bernadette Peters
  • will you stop trying to be brave! It's me, Mama! You can be honest with me." -Hetty -- Jacqueline Wilson
  • Mama says I spend too much time in little fantasy worlds and not enough in this one. -- Alethea Kontis
  • Mama says that, happiness is from magic rays of sunshine that come down when you're feeling blue... -- Adam Sandler
  • He got drunk last night, kicked Mama down the stairs. But I'm alright, so I don't care. -- Randy Newman
  • Mama's in the factory, she ain't got no shoes. Daddy's in the alley, he's looking for food. -- Bob Dylan
  • You almost felt sorry for the devil cause heaven knows he didn't have a prayer, when Mama prayed. -- Randy Travis
  • My whole persona is vodka bottles and marijuana The hope in Nana was rockin', inspired from my Mama -- Vinnie Paz
  • Mama--Mama--I want so many things... I want so many things that they are driving me kind of crazy... -- Lorraine Hansberry
  • To wake up to the sound of my son saying 'Mama, mama!' It's the best sound ever. -- Miranda Kerr
  • Eccentricity may be diverting, Mama, but it is out of place in a wife: certainly in my wife! -- Georgette Heyer
  • It don't gotta be Mother's Day, or your birthday, for me to just call and say Hey Mama -- Kanye West
  • Mama, put my guns in the ground, I can't shoot them anymore. That long black cloud is coming down. -- Bob Dylan
  • Osama, yo Mama didn't raise you right. When you were young, she must have wrapped your turban too tight. -- Ray Stevens
  • Hollywood needs more women directors, and Mama Ava needs a carafe and a half of that sweet vino divino. -- Ava DuVernay
  • Oh, Mama was a smart woman. It takes a smart woman to fall in love with a good man. -- Sarah Louise Delany
  • Most children's first words are 'Mama' or 'Daddy.' Mine were, 'Do I have to use my own money?' -- Erma Bombeck
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  • The variations I've composed on the graceful Neapolitan ditty, 'Oh Mamma, Mama Cara,' outshine everything. I can't describe it -- Niccolo Paganini
  • On a cold and gray Chicago morning another little baby child is born in the ghetto, and his Mama cries. -- Elvis Presley
  • Mama is funny. She has a great sense of humor and loves a good joke. Loves a practical joke, too. -- Reba McEntire
  • Mama seemed to do only what my father wanted, and yet we lived the way my mother wanted us to live. -- Lillian Hellman
  • I played Big Mama in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof when I was 20 years old at the University of Michigan. -- Margo Martindale
  • I played Big Mama in 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof' when I was 20 years old at the University of Michigan. -- Margo Martindale
  • Mama always told me not to look into the sights of the sun. Oh, but mama, that's where the fun is. -- Bruce Springsteen
  • Mama gave birth to a hell raising heavenly son. See the doctor tried to smack me, but I smacked him back. -- Tupac Shakur
  • O Lord, grant my dearest husband, Jeremiah Nii Mama Akita, the spirit of prayer and the grace to read thy word. -- Lailah Gifty Akita
  • When Mama prayed, lives were changed. Not much more than five foot tall, but mountains big and small crumbled all away. -- Randy Travis
  • Thank you Mama for the nine months you carried me through/"No one knows the pressure you bear a just only you. -- Sizzla
  • Mama sewed the rags together, sewing every piece with love. She made my coat of many colors that I was proud of. -- Dolly Parton
  • My family is really, really Southern - I had two uncle Bubbas, and grandparents that we called Big Mama and Big Daddy. -- Laura Lippman
  • This is your dividing line, by the way, between child and nonchild - when the first trouble happens that Mama can't fix. -- Peg Bracken
  • I left Texas A&M because my school called me. Mama called, and when Mama calls, then you just have to come running. -- Bear Bryant
  • Mama, you know you raised me with no father figure. I wanna take this time to thank you, even though I'm doing life. -- Wyclef Jean
  • He gave you to me," she said, so low I could hardly hear her. "Now I have to give you back to him, Mama. -- Diana Gabaldon
  • We killed our own hogs, we killed our own beef, we raised our own vegetables, which Mama canned. We did live off the land. -- Si Robertson
  • Love notes to my husband, Jeremiah Nii Mama Akita; I will always love you. I am grateful for a blessed life shared with you. -- Lailah Gifty Akita
  • Maybe I should quit the business. There's no one left for me to love. Mama's dead. Mr. Burns couldn't care less about me. What's left? -- Bobby Darin
  • Mama had her little cough. Once or twice, some quiet sobbing, out of sight... Or the slamming of kitchen cupboard doors. That was her language. -- David Small
  • One of the first albums that I remember, rap albums I remember really listening to, was LL Cool J 'Mama Said Knock You Out.' -- Damian Marley
  • How that is so I don't know. How Mama and Daddy know me sixteen years and hate me, how a stranger meet me and love me. (131) -- Sapphire
  • And that reminds me, Mama! I have just intercepted another of that puppy's floral offerings to my sister. This billet was attached to it." (Charles) -- Georgette Heyer
  • I was so obsessed with 2Pac. He was one of the first rappers I heard. "Dear Mama" was one of the first tracks I ever memorized. -- Shwayze
  • I saw three shrimp in the water, two were old and gray. I swam a little closer, and I heard the third one say, good-bye Mama. -- Elvis Presley
  • When I am dead, I will not hurt anymore, will it Mama?...When I am dead, build me a little monument of stones in the woods. -- Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia
  • Mama and Papa are more to blame (for delinquency) than the kids; parents should stay home and raise their children and spend less time in taverns. -- Harry S. Truman
  • Before you ask some girl for her hand now, keep your freedom for as long as you can now. My Mama told me, you better shop around. -- Smokey Robinson
  • We all love being outdoors. Grandma was in her garden or fishing; Mama loves to fish and I love to be outside. We all love the Lord. -- Reba McEntire
  • Let the child see Mama and Daddy both at least once a day. Never quarrel or argue in front of a baby or a child-it destroys security. -- L. Ron Hubbard
  • When my Mama asks me will I ever change, I tell her yeah... But it's clear I will always be the same until the end of time. -- Tupac Shakur
  • You are responsible for your life. It doesn't matter what your Mama did. It doesn't matter what your Daddy didn't do. You are responsible for your life. -- Oprah Winfrey
  • Mama read it an began pulling her hair an weepin an praisin the Lord, 'cause it say I am 'Temporarily Deferred' on account of I am a numbnuts. -- Winston Groom
  • In Gypsy [Rose Lee] the musical, her mother, 'Mama Rose', is portrayed as a slightly eccentric, pushy, ambitious stage mother, but that version doesn't come close to the truth. -- Karen Abbott
  • But you...are my sweetest gift. The life surprise that soothed all my ills and gave me my greatest joys. I feel so blessed you are mine. "?Mama Ya-Ya -- Jewell Parker Rhodes
  • Mama learned to laugh with them, before they could laugh at her, and to do it so well no one could be sure what she really thought or felt. -- Dorothy Allison
  • I think that Mama June has the greatest self-esteem on the planet. I always say to people, 'If I had her self-worth, I would probably be ruling the world.' -- Blake McIver Ewing
  • I always say to people, 'You know, if Romeo and Juliet got married, nobody would care about them.' Imagine Romeo and Juliet, six kids yelling, 'Mama, Mama, Papa, Papa!' -- Marjane Satrapi
  • One night I was layin' down,I heard Papa talkin' to Mama,I heard Papa say to let that boy boogie-woogie.'Cause it's in him and it's got to come out. -- John Lee Hooker
  • I know I can't tell you what it's like to be gay. But I can tell you what it's not. It's not hiding behind words, Mama. Like family and decency and Christianity. -- Armistead Maupin
  • Mama says that satisfaction isn't what I should search for. Respect is. Respect? I detest that word. Probably because in this world you have to respect the wrong people for the wrong reasons. -- Melina Marchetta
  • When we were growing up, we were so poor that our heritage was the only thing we had. Mama would say, 'Kids, pour more water in the soup. Better days are coming.' -- Ashley Judd
  • How could I have been a wife, a mother and a singer? Who takes care of the piccolini when you go around the world? Your children would not call you Mama, but Renata. -- Renata Tebaldi
  • Republicans: steely, rational, paternalistic, respectful of authority, easy to herd, the party of No. Democrats: sugary, emotional, idealistic, yearning for novelty, hard to marshal, the party of Oh Yeah, Baby, Make Mama Feel Good. -- James Wolcott
  • Them that's got shall get, Them that's not shall lose. So the Bible says, And it still is news. Mama may have, Papa may have, But God bless the child that's got his own. -- Billie Holiday
  • The activities of these parasites and degenerates gave rise to Cubism, Fauvism, Futurism, Pointillism, Constructivism, Orphism, Surrealism, Dada, and also Impossibleism, Supersurrealism, Dynamic Double-Dog Realism, Ishkabibbleism, and Mama, which is like Dada only nicer. -- Daniel Pinkwater
  • Papa was no longer fixing a carburetor: he was setting up a greasy little Cuban missile base smack-dab in the middle of Mama's immaculate Washington, D.C. It was a flagrant act of war. -- David James Duncan
  • In every language, the first word after "Mama!" that every kid learns to say is "Mine!" A system that doesn't allow ownership, that doesn't allow you to say "Mine!" when you grow up, has -- Frank Zappa
  • Mama, you taught me to do the right things / So now you have to let your baby fly / You've given me everything that I will need / To make it through this crazy thing called life -- Carrie Underwood
  • The schools can't cover all the values that go along with how you handle your money. For example, a financial literacy class might not teach me to hate debt the way my grandmother, Big Mama did. -- Michelle Singletary
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