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Quotes About Role Models

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James Baldwin
“Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.”
James Baldwin

George Carlin
“If your kid needs a role model and you ain't it, you're both fucked.”
George Carlin, Brain Droppings

Roald Dahl
“I want an Oompa-Loompa!' screamed Veruca.”
Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Stephen Colbert
“A father has to be a provider, a teacher, a role model, but most importantly, a distant authority figure who can never be pleased. Otherwise, how will children ever understand the concept of God?”
Stephen Colbert, I Am America

Christopher Hitchens
Who are your favorite heroines in real life? The women of Afghanistan, Iraq, and Iran who risk their lives and their beauty to defy the foulness of theocracy. Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Azar Nafisi as their ideal feminine model.”
Christopher Hitchens, Hitch-22: A Memoir

Lana Del Rey
“Find someone who has a life that you want and figure out how they got it. Read books, pick your role models wisely. Find out what they did and do it.”
Lana Del Rey

John Wooden
“Being a role model is the most powerful form of educating...too often fathers neglect it because they get so caught up in making a living they forget to make a life.”
John Wooden, Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections On and Off the Court

Queen Latifah
“I don’t want to be a supermodel; I want to be a role model.”
Queen Latifah

“Always do your best in whatever you do;
set goals and seek challenges;
become a role model for those coming behind you; and
always have God in your heart.”
Charles F. Bolden

Meryl Streep
“I think the best role models for women are people who are fruitfully and confidently themselves, who bring light into the world.”
Meryl Streep

Liza M. Wiemer
“Perseverance is the act of true role models and heroes.”
Liza M. Wiemer

Jodi Picoult
“Polar north can't get away from a magnet; the magnet finds it, no matter what.”
Jodi Picoult, Handle with Care

W.H. Auden
“A dead man who never caused others to die seldom rates a statue.”
W.H. Auden

Israelmore Ayivor
“People can poison people; people can also promote people. People can push people up; people can also pull people down. Don’t just follow people cheerfully; follow people carefully!”
Israelmore Ayivor, Daily Drive 365

Carl Sagan
“We tend to hear much more about the splendors returned than the ships that brought them or the shipwrights. It has always been that way. Even those history books enamored of the voyages of Christopher Columbus do not tell much about the builders of the Nina the Pinta and the Santa Maria or about the principle of the caravel. These spacecraft their designers builders navigators and controllers are examples of what science and engineering set free for well-defined peaceful purposes can accomplish. Those scientists and engineers should be role models for an America seeking excellence and international competitiveness. They should be on our stamps.”
Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space

Suzanne Brockmann
“-When I was growing up, Lieutenant Uhura was a major role model for me, a strong black woman on the bridge of a starship…
-In a miniskirt, answering the interplanetary telephone?”
Suzanne Brockmann

“Leaders are more powerful role models when they learn than when they teach.”
Rosabeth Moss Kantor

Leonard Sax
“If we fail to provide boys with pro-social models of the transition to adulthood, they may construct their own. In some cases, gang initiation rituals, street racing, and random violence may be the result.”
Leonard Sax, Boys Adrift: The Five Factors Driving the Growing Epidemic of Unmotivated Boys and Underachieving Young Men

G. Neri
“When gangs took over the [abandoned public land in Philadelphia] and the neighborhood took a turn for the worse, horses became a way of saving lives. By getting boys interested in raising a horse rather than killing another human being, these cowboys gave the youth something positive: father figures, focus, and the ability to stand tall.”
G. Neri, Ghetto Cowboy

Christy Leigh Stewart
“My author role model is Kurata Misako. I want to be rich enough to drive from room to room in my home but also down to earth enough to let squirrels live in my hair.”
Christy Leigh Stewart

Sue Detweiler
“We all need role models in different seasons, people we look to who bring encouragement for the journey. Every role model but One will fail. If we get up-close we will see that each one is imperfect, except the One perfect lamb who was crucified for our sins. He was the scapegoat. He was the rejected One.”
Sue Detweiler, 9 Traits of a Life-Giving Mom: Replacing My Worst with Gods Best

Shannon L. Alder
“Keep those that influence you for the better close and never give them a reason to keep you far away.”
Shannon L. Alder

Shannon L. Alder
“The only people you have to look out for in life are the people that don't care about anything or anyone. These are the people that end up teaching your children.”
Shannon L. Alder

Joseph Campbell
“When you have lived your individual life in your own adventurous way and then look back upon its course, you will find that you have lived a model human life, after all.”
Joseph Campbell, Thou Art That: Transforming Religious Metaphor

Gina Greenlee
“Experience is a master teacher, even when it’s not our own.”
Gina Greenlee, Postcards and Pearls: Life Lessons from Solo Moments on the Road

“Walking the walk is one thing, but it is so much more powerful if you can talk it as well.”
Robin Hoyle

Gina Greenlee
“The best way to teach is how you live your life.”
Gina Greenlee, Postcards and Pearls: Life Lessons from Solo Moments on the Road

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