"My dad was born in Chicago in 1908... his parents came from Russia. They settled in Chicago, where they lived in a little tiny grocery store with eight or nine children - in the backroom all together - and my grandmother got the idea to go into the movie business."
"It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father."Bob Balaban on Pope John XXIII
"When one has not had a good father, one must create one."Bob Balaban on Friedrich Nietzsche
"My father? I never knew him. Never even seen a picture of him."Bob Balaban 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."Bob Balaban on Hedy Lamarr
"Whoever does not have a good father should procure one."Bob Balaban on Friedrich Nietzsche
"I mean, the whole idea of movies was it was special to go to see - you went to a movie theater to see something that was magical and amazing, in a very special location."
"My dad was the baby. When he was born they were already successful. They sent him to business school - he probably would have loved to have been a poet or a writer or something, and he was very creative."