Quotations About / On: DAUGHTER

  • 31.
    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).)
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  • 32.
    It is the essence of poetry to spring, like the rainbow daughter of Wonder, from the invisible, to abolish the past, and refuse all history.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Shakspeare; or, the Poet," Representative Men (1850).)
  • 33.
    I may neither choose who I would, nor refuse who I dislike; so is the will of a living daughter curbed by the will of a dead father.
    (William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Portia, in The Merchant of Venice, act 1, sc. 2, l. 23-5. Playing on "will" as desire and as testament.)
  • 34.
    Damn me, what a misery it is to have daughters when a man has a good mare and dogs.
    (John Osborne (1929-1994), British playwright, screenwriter. Squire Western (Hugh Griffith), Tom Jones, after Sophie (Susannah York) refuses to marry Blifil (David Warner) (1963).)
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  • 35.
    Religion. A daughter of Hope and Fear, explaining to Ignorance the nature of the Unknowable.
    (Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914), U.S. author. The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906).)
  • 36.
    Indain daughters; why rape them? ! Why kill them? ! Indian daughters; they are also human beings. So, let them live.
    (Let them live.)
    More quotations from: Edward Kofi Louis
  • 37.
    The fanatic's daughter is my choice, I have liked her and loved her to make her my life companion. The conservative dad's beautiful and lovely daughter is my choice and my heart goes in liking for her.
    (The fanatic's daughter)
    More quotations from: Bijay Kant Dubey
  • 38.
    Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy—the mad daughter of a wise mother. These daughters have too long dominated the earth.
    (Voltaire [François Marie Arouet] (1694-1778), French enlightenment thinker. A Treatise on Toleration, p. 117, Voltaire Selections, ed. Paul Edwards, Macmillan, New York (1989). Voltaire's biting comments about religion.)
  • 39.
    It isn't easy to see the formerly loving child who once curled up in our laps turn into a surly stranger who cannot spare us a kind word. One mother ... was taken aback when she called, as her daughter was going out the door, "Have a good time," and her daughter angrily replied, "Stop telling me what to do!"
    (Nancy Samalin (20th century), U.S. author and parent educator. Love and Anger: The Parental Dilemma, ch. 3 (1991).)
  • 40.
    Most parents of adolescent girls have the goal of keeping their daughters safe while they grow up and explore the world. The parents' job is to protect, the daughter's job is to explore.
    (Mary Pipher (20th century), U.S. clinical psychologist. Reviving Ophelia, ch. 1 (1994).)
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