"I have found having my dad as my North Star has worked well for me."
"It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father."Tony Parsons on Pope John XXIII
"When one has not had a good father, one must create one."Tony Parsons on Friedrich Nietzsche
"My father? I never knew him. Never even seen a picture of him."Tony Parsons 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."Tony Parsons on Hedy Lamarr
"Whoever does not have a good father should procure one."Tony Parsons on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Largely this is a class thing - writers tend to be cosseted little middle-class kiddies who think that the world owes them a royalty cheque. But just doing it - being in your room for years on end, locked in your head, alone with invented ghosts - it weakens and softens the body. And I know I can't just live in my head."
"When he was born, I looked at my little boy and felt an unconditional love I never knew was inside me. As he grew, and I watched him stagger about, squeak his first words, and turn into a beautiful little boy, that feeling did not change."
"I box for four hours a week and my diet is pretty healthy."
"My principal motivation is supporting my family, which is not a bad reason for getting up in the morning. That's always been my motivation - to take care of the people who rely on me."
"The thing I care about is my weight - I'm as fanatical about it as a member of Girls Aloud. I weigh myself every morning. I know exactly what I want to be - 82kg - and I try to stick to it."