I wasn't a woman who stayed tiny like I thought I would. I definitely gave myself the freedom to eat what I wanted.
Quote by Jennifer Garner
Click on the picture of
Jennifer Garner quote
you want to see a larger version.
Jennifer Garner Quotes
It's about getting the kids up and fed, getting one to school, getting the other down for a nap, going to the grocery store, picking one up from school, getting the other one down for another nap, cooking dinner... I live my life at these two extremes. I'm either a full-time stay-at-home mom or a full-time actress.
I remember, my mom didn't have any help, so if she needed to be somewhere after school, we'd just go down to the neighbors' and she'd give us a snack and make sure we did our homework. There weren't any latchkey kids.
My mom was really vigorous about making sure that we saw things and that we questioned things. Education was so important to both of my parents.
I thought the divorce statistics would never apply to me. I was beyond heartbroken when they did. But I got up and got on with it. I also kept my belief in marriage.
I'm still really close with everyone at home and their parents - and their brothers and sisters. I was so, so, so lucky to grow up as part of a community and I don't take that for granted. I try very hard to stay part of it.
My parents started with very little and were the only ones in their families to graduate from college. As parents, they focused on education, but did not stop at academics - they made sure that we knew music, saw art and theatre and traveled - even though it meant budgeting like crazy.
My mom grew up in poverty in Oklahoma - like Dust Bowl, nine people in one room kind of place - and the way she got out of poverty was through education. My dad grew up without a dad, with very little and he also made his way out through education.
My mother is a big believer in being responsible for your own happiness. She always talked about finding joy in small moments and insisted that we stop and take in the beauty of an ordinary day. When I stop the car to make my kids really see a sunset, I hear my mother's voice and smile.
My mom has always said that the one thing she wishes she had done differently is have a job. She felt like the single-mindedness made her a little nuts sometimes, and she could have used an outlet for herself when we were little.
I don't have this fantasy about marriage anymore. Everyone says it takes hard work. Well, it kind of does - and I'm much more pragmatic about romance than I used to be.
Take a course in good water and air and in the eternal youth of Nature you may renew your own. Go quietly, alone no harm will befall you.
It is never too late to be what you might have been.
Is there any wonder why we are in such big trouble? Any question why the people don't trust their government anymore, and demand a change?
All men are tempted. There is no man that lives that can't be broken down, provided it is the right temptation, put in the right spot.
Cherish all your happy moments: they make a fine cushion for old age.
One change always leaves the way open for the establishment of others.
A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.
How does the Meadow flower its bloom unfold Because the lovely little flower is free Down to its root, and in that freedom bold.
Courage is a mean with regard to fear and confidence.
I intend to fight and I want to win. But my priorities are basically to be a good Brother and a strong one, and to try to be a good father one day.