Nanny quotes:

  • It is time to let America be America again. To return freedom to the people. To stand on our founding principles and reject the cynical politics of the Nanny State. -- Rick Perry
  • The thing that influenced me most in relation to 'Nanny McPhee' were the Westerns I watched with my father. All the Spaghetti Westerns; all the Virginians; all the High Chaparrals. Because if you think about the form, it's a stranger from out of town. -- Emma Thompson
  • My mother-in-law, Nanny, spent her working years as a bookkeeper at a medical office in Columbus, Ohio. Like so many Americans, she worked hard and paid into Medicare, knowing that one day she could count on having high-quality health care when she needed it most. -- Ann McLane Kuster
  • Not an ugly color, Nanny thought. Just not a human color. -- Gregory Maguire
  • Nanny Ogg knew how to start spelling 'banana', but didn't know how you stopped. -- Terry Pratchett
  • Other people salted away money for their old age, but Nanny preferred to accumulate memories. -- Terry Pratchett
  • Nanny Ogg never did any housework herself, but she was the cause of housework in other people. -- Terry Pratchett
  • Once you accept you're a child in the government nursery, why shouldn't Nanny tell you what to do? -- Mark Steyn
  • Nanny Ogg looked under her bed in case there was a man there. Well, you never knew your luck. -- Terry Pratchett
  • Perhaps, thought Nanny, little green Elphaba chose her own sex, and her own color, and to hell with her parents. -- Gregory Maguire
  • Nanny's philosophy of life was to do what seemed like a good idea at the time, and do it as hard as possible. It had never let her down. -- Terry Pratchett
  • Dis love! Dat's just whut's got us uh pullin' and haulin' and sweatin' and doin' from can't see in de mornin' till can't see at night. Nanny to Janie -- Zora Neale Hurston
  • Nanny Ogg could see the future in the froth on a beer mug. It invariably showed that she was going to enjoy a refreshing drink which she almost certainly was not going to pay for. -- Terry Pratchett
  • It's daft, locking us up," said Nanny. "I'd have had us killed." "That's because you're basically good," said Magrat. "The good are innocent and create justice. The bad are guilty, which is why they invent mercy. -- Terry Pratchett
  • It wasn't that Nanny Ogg sang badly. It was just that she could hit notes which, when amplified by a tin bath half full of water, ceased to be sound and became some sort of invasive presence. -- Terry Pratchett
  • I have no regrets about not having children. I still wait for the pang of guilt, but I have none. I tune into the television show Nanny 911 occasionally which reminds me how much patience and love it take to be a good parent. -- Amanda Donohoe
  • Nanny Ogg was an attractive lady, which is not the same as being beautiful. She fascinated Casanunda. She was an incredibly comfortable person to be around, partly because she had a mind so broad it could accommodate three football fields and a bowling alley. -- Terry Pratchett
  • However in the world did her skin come green?" Nanny wondered, stupidly, for Melena blanched and Frex reddened, and the baby held her breath as if trying to turn blue to please them all. Nanny had to slap her to make her breath again. -- Gregory Maguire
  • I have no regrets about not having children. I still wait for the pang of guilt, but I have none. I tune into the television show 'Nanny 911' occasionally which reminds me how much patience and love it take to be a good parent. -- Amanda Donohoe
  • I'd lose my mind if I heard my kid call the nanny Mommy. -- Toni Braxton
  • If Singapore is a nanny state, then I am proud to have fostered one. -- Lee Kuan Yew
  • I never wanted Mary Poppins to be my nanny. I wanted to be her when I grew up. -- Anita Diament
  • I never had, like, a nanny that took care of me. My mom always fed me breakfast, lunch, and dinner. -- Miley Cyrus
  • As far as people whose style interests me, I'd say Grace Kelly, Gwen, Spice Girls, Victoria Beckham, and that nanny called Fran. -- Iggy Azalea
  • I don't want to live in a nanny state where people are telling me where I can go and what I can do. -- Rand Paul
  • Having children is a huge responsibility, and I just don't want to hand them off to a nanny or my mom to take care of them. -- Thalia
  • This modern mania for interfering in other's lives, usually under the guise of health and safety concerns, is highly irritating and counterproductive. Down with the nanny state. -- Felix Dennis
  • My mom raised me to be clean, so it's in my nature. I have two little girls, and I'm married, but we've got a nanny and a maid. -- Vanilla Ice
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  • I have a great husband, great parents and in-laws, and I have help with a nanny. It's not easy, but there are others who do it every day and don't have a high-profile job as I do. -- Marlee Matlin
  • I had people in my life who didn't give up on me: my mother, my aunt, my science teacher. I had one-on-one speech therapy. I had a nanny who spent all day playing turn-taking games with me. -- Temple Grandin
  • The reason this country continues its drift toward socialism and big nanny government is because too many people vote in the expectation of getting something for nothing, not because they have a concern for what is good for the country. -- Lyn Nofziger
  • I've done everything from cater, wait tables, pre-school teacher, painting, to being Cinderella, Elmo, a clown, nanny, selling hair... I would do kid's parties and entertain and do magic and paint faces and balloon animals. The highlight of my life. -- Diora Baird
  • But for me, I knew that if I had a baby, I would have to take care of that baby, and I wouldn't have been happy with a nanny taking care of my baby and walking into the room and having my child run across the room to another woman. -- Stevie Nicks
  • Living most of my life in New York, I witnessed plenty of nanny state laws. Later, I lived in D.C. for a bit and saw even more. I assumed when I got to Colorado, the Wild West, there would be a rejection of such intrusive legislation. I was wrong. -- David Harsanyi
  • I didn't have cable television growing up; there were only six channels you could watch then. The only really good channel was channel 10, and they would play 'The Nanny Called Fran' every night for years. I've seen every episode 100 times. I would get my Grandma to make me leopard skin dresses on her sewing machine. -- Iggy Azalea
  • How arrogant - how very far from humility - would be the self-satisfied, smug assurance that God, a tidy-up-after-us God will come and clean up our mess? Hope for a nanny God, who will with a miracle grant us amnesty from our folly - that's not aligned with either history or the text of the Bible. -- Sheldon Whitehouse
  • I'm genuine and I'm available. I want people to be at their best. I want them to love and be loved to their fullest ability. My friends call me their relationship nanny, so we have a good time working through problems. Now, I don't claim to be an expert, but I am a woman who has been through everything. -- Niecy Nash
  • It's very tempting to have a nanny and live in a gated community and have a chef - I'd love to have a few dinners cooked for me. But I don't want that for my children. When they're older, if people say to them, 'Did you have a chef?' I want them to be shocked by the question. -- Kate Winslet
  • I did not have a personal relationship with Jesus until I met my nanny, who helped me through a failing marriage and raising my two boys in a New York City apartment. She showed me by example what it was like to be able to talk to Jesus and bring all my cares and worries to Him. That was in 1990. -- Kim Alexis
  • In terms of influence, my style icons have been a mixture of Julie Andrews and Olivia Newton-John. When I was little I used to watch 'Grease,' 'Mary Poppins' and 'The Sound of Music' a lot. If you put all those things together you do kind of get my outfits. A slightly tarty nanny in a second-hand outfit. That is pretty much what I wear. -- Sophie Ellis Bextor
  • My parents actually ran drag clubs in Australia, which is how I grew up. It was normal for me. It was my normal. I knew the other kids didn't do it, but for me, it was life, and nothing was wrong with it. I would see nothing wrong with Beyonce having a drag queen nanny. And why not? Everyone needs one! And a great gay man in their life. -- Tabatha Coffey
  • I certainly didn't have a nanny. -- Laura Linney
  • Most nanny-state initiatives begin on a local level. -- David Harsanyi
  • I pay our nanny more than Im earning. -- Rupert Penry-Jones
  • Thanks to nanny, I've got a deep understanding of Russian tales. -- Modest Mussorgsky
  • Thanks to nanny, I've got a deep understanding of Russian tales. -- Modest Mussorgsky
  • I had two children. I had a nanny to manage my kids. -- Leslie Caron
  • I'd lose my mind if I heard my kid call the nanny Mommy -- Toni Braxton
  • I used to babysit a lot, and I used to be a nanny. -- Moira Kelly
  • The role of TV at the core of the family is that of an electric nanny. -- Pedro Reyes
  • You do get fond of your characters. Handing them on is like giving a child to a nanny. -- Julian Fellowes
  • There is no defence for my actions which I sincerely regret. [on an affair with nanny Daisy Wright] -- Jude Law
  • She's French, so she's teaching them French, and their previous nanny was Spanish, so they're fluent in Spanish. -- Gwyneth Paltrow
  • Central planning, judicial activism, and the nanny state all presume vastly more knowledge than any elite have ever possessed. -- Thomas Sowell
  • Simply because the nanny-state wants to hug you doesn't mean it's not tyrannical if you don't want to be hugged. -- Jonah Goldberg
  • One nanny said, "Feed a cold"; she was a neo-Keynesian. Another nanny said, "Starve a cold"; she was a monetarist. -- Harold MacMillan
  • The nanny seemed to be extinct until 1975, when, like the coelacanth, she suddenly and unexpectedly reappeared in the shape of Margaret Thatcher. -- Simon Hoggart
  • I'm tired of leaving my wife at home with no nanny and no cook to take care of four kids by herself. -- Jeff Kent
  • Robin Williams was an airman, a doctor, a genie, a nanny ... and everything in between. But he was one of a kind. -- Barack Obama
  • I used to worry about losing my husband to another woman. Now, I'm more afraid of losing my nanny to another woman. -- Sybil Adelman
  • It is almost nicer being a godfather than a father, like having white mice but making your nanny feed them for you. -- Theodore White
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  • If I'm going to work, hopefully I have a late call time, and can hang out with Rain and our nanny until we shoot. -- Marisol Nichols
  • I think Franklin Roosevelt was a lousy president. What he did- which is to impose this great nanny state on America- was a great mistake. -- Ed Crane
  • No one can teach your child like you can. No nanny, Bible school teacher, aunt, or uncle has your authority. What a phenomenal privilege is yours. -- Max Lucado
  • I want to raise my own baby. I don't want my baby crying for some other strange lady, some nanny. I am not down with that. -- Tionne Watkins
  • I have held the following jobs: office temp, ticket seller in movie theatre, cook in restaurant, nanny, and phone installer at the Super Bowl in New Orleans. -- Adriana Trigiani
  • As a single mum I have to work, so I'm grateful to have the help of a wonderful and trusted nanny like I had when I was young. -- Minnie Driver
  • Dogs are more of a responsibility than kids - you can send a kid off to their grandparents or a nanny, but with a dog you can't do that. -- Jason Gann
  • My father worked, and my mother played bridge. Every time I went out of the house, I was chauffeur-driven with my nanny next to me to stop me being kidnapped. -- J. G. Ballard
  • I think something that really shocked me as a nanny were parents who sort of assumed the worst from the get-go. People who didn't accept the benefit of the doubt. -- Emma McLaughlin
  • I'm fortunate to have a team of people who help me. I've got an assistant, an office manager, a nanny - she's not full-time, but she's there when I need her. -- Marcia Gay Harden
  • I do not devalue the role of a maid or nanny, or the stereotypical roles that some members of our family have actually done to feed our families in real life. -- Gina Rodriguez
  • I get out of the pool after a workout and look on my BlackBerry to see if the nanny called and to make sure everything's okay. My child is always on my mind. -- Dana Torres
  • I had one nanny who made me sit in front of a bowl of porridge for three or four days running when I refused to eat it. I remember being very unhappy about that. -- Anjelica Huston
  • Me and my sisters were so awful. One nanny, we loved, but we hacked her email and sent her boyfriend lots of weird messages, and we once actually locked her in the toilet, too. -- Suki Waterhouse
  • What makes a good nanny? A good nanny is someone who really wants to do the job. Someone who loves children, who really values what she does and, of course, is valued by her employer. -- Robert Klein