Quotations About / On: DAUGHTER
Which one of the three candidates would you want your daughter to marry?
(H. Ross Perot (b. 1930), U.S. business executive, 1992 U.S. presidential candidate. International Herald Tribune (Paris, October 29, 1992).)
Of all the haunting moments of motherhood, few rank with hearing your own words come out of your daughter's mouth.
(Victoria Secunda (20th century), U.S. psychologist and author. Women and Their Fathers, ch. 3 (1992).)
Caution is the daughter of circumspection, but she tends to outgrow her mother.
(Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. Notebooks and Diaries (1808).)
Revolution is like the daughters of Pelias: it cuts humanity to pieces in order to rejuvenate it.
(Georg Büchner (1813-1837), German dramatist, revolutionary. Trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1995). Danton's Death, act II (1835).)
Manfred, prince of Otranto, had one son and one daughter: the latter, a most beautiful virgin, aged eighteen, was called Matilda.
(Horace Walpole (1717-1797), British author. The Castle of Otranto, ch. 1 (1764).
The first sentence of the first Gothic novel.)
I only have two rules for my newly born daughter: she will dress well and never have sex.
(John Malkovich (b. 1953), U.S. stage and screen actor. Independent on Sunday (London, April 5, 1992).)
Morality measured in centimeters: all mothers believe that only their daughters dance decently.
(José Bergamín (1895-1983), Spanish writer. El cohete y la estrella (The Rocket and the Star), p. 41, Madrid, Biblioteca de Indice (1923).)
No mother-in-law ever remembers that she was once a daughter-in-law.
It is the lesbian in us who is creative, for the dutiful daughter of the fathers in us is only a hack.
(Adrienne Rich (b. 1929), U.S. poet, essayist, and lesbian feminist. "It Is the Lesbian In Us Who Is Creative," (1976).)
As long as a woman can look ten years younger than her own daughter, she is perfectly satisfied.
(Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Anglo-Irish playwright, author. Lord Henry, in The Picture of Dorian Gray, ch. 4 (1891).)