On the choices of parents of notable people, regarding school, family relationships and parenting:
I was just reading an interview Andre Agassi gave about his new book and he talks about how not having a choice growing up affected his life.Interviewer: ...But to many fans, the biggest shock was hearing that you hated tennis so deeply, that this life wasn't your choiceAlex Polikowsky
From Craig Fergusson's autobiographical American on Purpose, page 231, on his becoming a father:
As I cut the umbilical cord, Milo started to cry and shiver. One of the nurses, a dour Russian woman who had bossed Sascha around a little too much for my liking, said, not unkindly, "Oh, baby, life is hard."
(Somewhere online I quoted an interview with a TV chef who said his parents had been health food nuts and when he got older and had the chance he started cooking meat. If anyone reads here and knows who or where that was, please e-mail me at Sandra at sandradodd.com.)