Words matter. These are the best Uncle Quotes from famous people such as Mark Wahlberg, Gladys Knight, Christopher Lloyd, Miquita Oliver, Mike Shinoda, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
I pray to be a good servant to God, a father, a husband, a son, a friend, a brother, an uncle, a good neighbor, a good leader to those who look up to me, a good follower to those who are serving God and doing the right thing.
I do know that on my mom’s side, my uncle sang and had a gospel group. He also had a radio show he would do on Sundays with his quartet.
Uncle Fester always intrigued me. I certainly always enjoyed his kind of humor. He’s just full of mischief in a kind of macabre way. I don’t see anything twisted about it. It’s sort of ridiculous and wacky. It’s sort of fun.
When I was 15 I went to live with my aunt and uncle instead of my mum, for money reasons. It was a huge shock to my system, suddenly living with six people rather than one. Hopefully it changed me for the better.
My dad remembers being in school with my uncle, and the teacher would say outright to the class that the Japanese were second-class citizens and shouldn’t be trusted.
When I had started commuting into London for theatre school, I’d had to sell my uncle’s stamp collection for £300.
Right now, I’m worth a million dollars, and I owe Uncle Sam a million-and-a-half dollars, and I made a deal with him. I said, ‘Uncle Sam, I’m going to pay you 25 grand a month.’
My uncle’s a lawyer and I remember going to see him in court and thinking, ‘That’s cool, too bad I could never be a lawyer.’
I met Jack Nicholson when I was about 10 at a party of my uncle’s, and it wasn’t so much that I knew his films because I was small, but he wore sunglasses inside at night and I thought that must mean he was very important and was suitably star struck by his charismatic presence.
My uncle used to say, ‘You’ll go on and become the dream of the family.’ That’s how I got my name.
We grew up in the middle of nowhere. We didn’t have a rich uncle in the music industry or some contact through someone that our dad worked with. And we went into the world blindly, and just through believing, dreaming, and working hard, Good Charlotte came to fruition.
I would love to learn other languages, maybe French? My uncle speaks German so maybe also German? Chinese seems to be too difficult.
My mum and dad are both really funny. My granddad’s really funny. My uncle’s really funny. Everyone’s really funny. You have to be quick; otherwise, you get roasted. Everyone takes the piss quite a lot. You have to be really sharp.
My grandparents met each other in amateur theatre. My uncle is an actor.
I’m black, and he’s said some controversial stuff about black people. When it comes to me not supporting Donald Trump, it’s correlated to the things he has said. I have a gay uncle. All the things he said in his campaign are things I can’t associate myself with.
Games have fascinated me my whole life, starting with ‘PacMan’ on my uncle’s PC. I moved up to classic Super Nintendo and then on to N64, and then XBox, DS and ‘WoW.’
My uncle is from Trinidad, so, ever since I was 7, I grew up listening to Soca, the genre that’s from there. It’s my favorite sound.
People’s behavior is not always changed based on a loss. I remember my dad or my uncle used to say, ‘If that guy’s picking on you, punch him once in the face, and he’ll never come back again.’ I don’t know how true that is.
I spent a lot of time on farms when I was young. My uncle and my dad owned a big farm.
Everybody that I was in school with had an uncle or father in the law, and I started to realize that I was going to end up writing briefs for about ten years for these fellows who I thought I was smarter than. And I was kind of losing my feeling for that.
I really think that it’s better to retire, in Uncle Earl’s terms, when you still have some snap left in your garters.
My mother was Welsh and I loved going to Wales every summer, where Uncle Les had a farm. My mother had seven brothers and a sister and they were all very close. There would always be food on the table and uncles coming in and out. My father’s family were English and lived in London, and we didn’t really see them.
The children in my building don’t know my real name! They are so fascinated with my ‘Wasooli’ look that they call me Wasooli Uncle.
My Uncle, of course, would have been pleased to see someone with brown skin holding the office of president.
There was a guitar that my uncle owned and never learnt to play. He sold it to my dad, and when I heard ‘Layla’, that was the tune that really grabbed me. I said to my dad, ‘Wait, there’s a guitar, right?’
Every time I met any of my heroes I was disappointed – the exception was Joe Strummer, who was like an uncle to me.
I believe in the potential of all things possibly imagined that can be made into a reality. My uncle was a Swedish scientist, and in the 1970s, he would speak of computers controlling most things in the future and self-driving cars and wireless communication. All the things that we are living with now.
I love San Francisco so much. I call it the Emerald City and have been coming here since 1992. I have a few old friends that live here, and my aunt and uncle live in Oakland. I think it’s a magical city – it’s big, sexy and very ‘cosmo’ with a small-town feel.
I have an aunt named Ida. She’s the widow of my late Uncle Basil, nearly 100 years old, and very religious, and has managed to live her extremely long and virtuous life out of the pitiless public spotlight.
I had a wonderful contact, especially with Uncle Bert who was an angel and led the whole group over to my side of a steep ravine I could not cross to get over to them.
As part of the ritual of becoming a man, my maternal uncle, a judge, and his four sons, each older than me, took me deer hunting.
My grand uncle was a traditional priest, and he would always say to me as a kid, ‘We stand in our own light,’ which essentially for him meant we were entirely responsible for a lot of what happens to us and for the ways in which our lives play out.
King Arthur was one of my heroes – I played with a trash can lid for a knightly shield and my uncle’s cane for the sword Excalibur.
President Reagan likes to say Uncle Sam is a kindly old man with a spine of steel, and that he is. But I want to see Uncle Sam as well with a mind and with a heart and with a soul and a conscience.
Young people, for whom I should have been a role model and an uncle, duplicated my worst habits and died as a result.
When I was little I got to dribble the ball around while my older brother Paul, who played for a long time for Kilmarnock, my dad and my uncle Jimmy – who was at Celtic as a kid and played with Morton and Cambridge City – kicked it hard and I got punted out the way. But gradually I got allowed into the game.
I don’t think I could compare myself to Macaulay Culkin, because we’re pretty much two different kinds of actors. He’s done a lot of comedy. He does mostly just comedy like ‘Uncle Buck’ and ‘Home Alone’ and ‘Home Alone 2.’ And I’ve done a lot of different stuff, like sad movies, like the movie about the kid with AIDS.
When I was eight, an uncle, great uncle, gave a violin to me, and my father took me off to have lessons. After about six weeks, the violin teacher told my father he was wasting his money, wasting his time, and wasting my time, and it’s one of my big regrets.
I look at the progressive policies that have marginalized black dads. They push them to the side and say, ‘You’re not needed.’ Uncle Sam is going to be the dad: he’s going to provide for the kids; he’s going to feed the kids.
I remember my uncle and my father telling me that my mother didn’t want me because I was blind. She thought being blind was a disgrace and a punishment from God. I understand that a lot of young mothers probably wouldn’t know what to do in that situation, but over your life you learn to forgive everything.
Donald Trump is not a 71-year-old white man. He is an Indian uncle. He wears suits that don’t fit; he can’t speak English properly. He works with his idiotic sons; he hates women but loves his daughter. He makes up words when he gets angry. He is an Indian uncle.
The Gong Show provided me with five years of the happiest times of my life, but that’s that. And to be known as the guy who gave the world The Gong Show – listen, my Uncle George isn’t known as anything. So I guess it isn’t so bad in that context.
My uncle used to take me out at night shooting rabbits.
I commuted to the prestigious Hibiya High School from my uncle’s home in Tokyo. During the high school years, I developed an interest in chemistry, so upon graduation, I chose to take an entrance examination for the Department of Chemistry of the University of Kyoto, the old capital of Japan.
My great-great-great uncle – or maybe it’s only two ‘greats’ – crossbred the first Aberdeen Angus.
A lot of my family follow Liverpool, including my dad Tero and my uncle. In Finland I would say Liverpool is the biggest team, it started in the 1980s with the games on the TV. And then obviously they have had two Finland legends in Jari Litmanen and Sami Hyypia.
I remember my uncle used to work pouring concrete and as a plumber. Now, I don’t see uncles working as plumbers or pouring concrete no more. Let’s open up some trades for these youngsters that are getting out of school that are not gonna go to college.