"My mom had me when she was 16, and I was an only child, which is probably why I received a lot of love and didn't miss that my father wasn't around."
"My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her."Brett Ratner on George Washington
"The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children."Brett Ratner on Jessica Lange
"My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it."Brett Ratner on Mark Twain
"Men are what their mothers made them."Brett Ratner on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"My mother said to me, 'If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.' Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso."Brett Ratner on Pablo Picasso
"When you're fearless, you take more risks because you're less conscious of failure or what can go wrong."
"Miami Beach - that's where I grew up, in a middle-class Jewish family led by my maternal grandfather. Me, my great-grandmother - a Holocaust survivor, who was my roommate - my grandparents, my mom and her brother all shared a four-bedroom house."
"In this day and age, you need a lot of patience if you are in the movie business."
"I fear God and respect God and love God."