35 Quotes About Irresponsible Parents

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Having irresponsible parents in life can leave you feeling abandoned early on in life. These quotes about irresponsible parents capture the attitude and mentality of these individuals that fail at being a mother and a father to their child.

“A coach is often responsible to an irresponsible public.”

“Anyone who says network news cannot be profitable doesn’t know what he is talking about. But anyone who says it must”always,” make money is misguided and irresponsible.”

“Because war is a competition involving life and death, and in which national security and vital interests are at stake, establishing an objective other than winning is not only counterproductive, but also irresponsible and wasteful. In some circumstances, it is also unethical.”

“Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.”

“Executives can no longer hide behind the corporate veil. They need to be accountable for what their companies do, because entities are responsible for socially irresponsible behavior.”

“Governments are out of control, irresponsible, never have enough money, never tighten their own belts, and when they are forced to, they always threaten to shut down police departments and teachers and all these things.”

“I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments, when they aren’t trying to teach us. We are formed by little scraps of wisdom.”

“I may be irresponsible but I am a good irresponsible.”

“I wake up around noon, light a cigarette, get a cup of coffee, sit in the bathtub for an hour and daydream, and I usually come up with some ideas… It’s a very irresponsible life. The only decisions I make are about the notes I’m writing.”

“I wasn’t ready to be a dog’s mother! Trust me, I’m completely unfit and irresponsible. I’m a comic that travels 48 weeks a year, but I make it work, so you can, too.”

“If you want your children to improve, let them overhear the nice things you say about them to others.”

“If you’re old enough to father a child, then you’re old enough to accept financial responsibility for that child. If you don’t want your embarrassing, unlawful, and irresponsible behavior going viral, man up and pay up.”

“I’m irresponsible to my career in order to paint. Because painting is obsessive. I forget to eat. I forget to sleep.”

“In school, I wasn’t a very good student – I was very irresponsible and never did the studying but always liked to get the laugh.”

“Influence is a very unpleasant subject and I deal with it in a maybe irresponsible way, which is to really ignore it. It would be a nightmare if we started to really think about it; it would tie our hands, it would tie everyone else’s hands.”

“It is a lazy public which promotes a slothful and irresponsible theater.”

“It is precisely the purpose of the public opinion generated by the press to make the public incapable of judging, to insinuate into it the attitude of someone irresponsible, uninformed.”

“I’ve met many irresponsible people in my life but never an irresponsible cat.”

“Movies these days have made killers into funny people. What’s that all about? I’ve got kids and family and friends, and I don’t like bad things. I don’t think they’re funny, and it’s irresponsible to make movies that don’t show you how that’s not good.”

“My denial and irresponsible attitude about asthma put me at great risk and caused me so much needless suffering. My hope is that the kids I talk to learn to open up about their asthma, become educated about their condition, and seek help.”

“My life is scheduled to the minute. I used to be notoriously hard to get a hold of. But now, it would be irresponsible for me to say, ‘I’m not checking my phone.'”

“My parents were the traditional Filipino parents who didn’t talk about money around the dinner table.”

“One of the easiest ways to be irresponsible about power is to forget you have it.”

“Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands.”

“She wanted to be irresponsible, she wanted to be looked after, to be told that she didn’t have to worry about a thing and that someone else would take care of everything. How easy life would be without having grown-up problems to worry about. And then she could grow up all over again…”

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”

“The world is being run by irresponsible spoiled brats.”

“There are rituals not structures for being a poet, drinking too much, taking too many drugs, being a lady chaser, having your nervous breakdown, being irresponsible about money.”

“They have taken the care and upbringing of children out of the hands of parents, where it belongs, and thrown it upon a gang of irresponsible and unintelligent quacks.”

“To simply argue that public spending must always go up and never be cut is irresponsible.”

“Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.”

“War means blind obedience, unthinking stupidity, brutish callousness, wanton destruction, and irresponsible murder.”

“We need to start by having a conversation about climate change. It would be irresponsible to avoid the issue just because it’s uncomfortable to talk about.”

“Your children are the greatest gift God will give to you, and their souls the heaviest responsibility He will place in your hands. Take time with them, teach them to have faith in God.”

“You’ve got a great chance in college to do all sorts of terrible irresponsible things, and you should totally do them. I mean, make huge mistakes. This is the time in your life if you screw up, it’s okay because you can bounce back from it.”

There are many causes to having a failing parent. They may suffer from a mental illness or addiction that causes them to be absent and neglectful.