"My mother taught public school, went to Harvard and then got her master's there and taught fifth and sixth grade in a public school. My dad had a more working-class lifestyle. He didn't go to college. He was an auto mechanic and a bartender and a janitor at Harvard."
"It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father."Ben Affleck on Pope John XXIII
"When one has not had a good father, one must create one."Ben Affleck on Friedrich Nietzsche
"My father? I never knew him. Never even seen a picture of him."Ben Affleck on Eminem
"I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father's equal, and I never loved any other man as much."Ben Affleck on Hedy Lamarr
"Whoever does not have a good father should procure one."Ben Affleck on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Rumors about me? Calista Flockhart, Pam Anderson, and Matt Damon. That's who I'm dating."
"I'm much more interested in what an actor has to say about something substantial and important than who they're dating or what clothes they're wearing or some other asinine, insignificant aspect of their life."
"Sure, I suffered a lot. But it's not like the end of the world and it's not who I am. I lead quite a pleasant life and I'm able to divorce a perceived reality from my actual experience of life."
"I find forgiveness to be really healthy."
"I grew up in a home environment where I wasn't getting esteem for anything I did."