I was raised by my grandmother on a farm, where we were really poor - we had dirt floors - but so did everybody else.
My family moved to Buffalo, New York in 1940 where I was raised.
I was raised Catholic, but then I discovered Buddhism, and I used to have a boyfriend who was a Scientologist, and they are all good religions that help people. As far as I'm concerned, you can have all three religions at once and it's okay!
I come from an academic background. I wasn't raised to be into promoting myself.
My folks were raised pure prohibitionist. They were very good people, with high moral standards - but very repressed. There was no hugging and kissing in my home.
When a little more than a teenager, I was a piano-bar pianist in the land where I was born and raised, Tuscany.
I was raised to pretend.
I was raised Catholic and I'm Presbyterian now, but I've always been a Christian, regardless of denomination. I believe that Jesus is the way.
I was raised by my father; I was daddy's girl.
I'm a woman who was raised to believe that you are not complete unless you have a man. Well, in some ways it's true. I am a feminist to a point. But I'm not going to deny the fact that I love to be with men.
I was raised in an evangelical Methodist church. Evangelical meant that though you had been baptized and made a member of the church on Sunday morning, you still had to be 'saved' on Sunday night. I wanted to be saved, but I did not think you should fake it.
I was raised in a solidly upper-middle class family who had really strong values and excess was not one of the things that my family put up with. And there's something wildy decadent about the young-star lifestyle, and I just don't really see the point.
I was raised to be an independent woman, not the victim of anything.
I'm not a big 'me' guy. I'm a 'we' guy. It's the way I was raised.
I was raised with the idea of maximum effort: as long as you could look in the mirror and say, 'I gave it everything I had,' it was OK. But if you gave it less, that would disgrace you.
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