"My father left... but I tell my mom - and I told my mom this when I was a kid - I said, 'You know what, Mom? Good thing he left because you're a strong woman.'"
"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."J. R. Martinez 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."J. R. Martinez on Jessica Lange
"My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it."J. R. Martinez on Mark Twain
"Men are what their mothers made them."J. R. Martinez 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."J. R. Martinez on Pablo Picasso