Quotations About / On: DAUGHTER

  • 41.
    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
  • 42.
    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.)
  • 43.
    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).)
  • 44.
    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).)
    More quotations from: Mary Pipher, daughter, world
  • 45.
    It's important for parents to watch for trouble and convey to their daughters that, if it comes, they are strong enough to deal with it. Parents who send their [adolescent] daughters the message that they'll be overwhelmed by problems aren't likely to hear what's really happening.
    (Mary Pipher (20th century), U.S. clinical psychologist. Reviving Ophelia, ch. 15 (1994).)
    More quotations from: Mary Pipher
  • 46.
    My son and daughter tell me where they are in very different ways. I know where my son is because I hear him. I know where my daughter is because she tells me.
    (Anonymous Father. Raising a Daughter by Jeanne Elium and Don Elium, ch. 1 (1994).)
    More quotations from: Anonymous Father, daughter, son
  • 47.
    Doesn't that show what an old man I am, when I can say to a mother "I love your daughter," and not get the reply "what are your intentions, and what is your income?"
    (Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson] (1832-1898), British author, mathematician, clergyman. letter, Feb. 12, 1887, to Mrs. H.A. Feilden. The Letters of Lewis Carroll, vol. II, ed. Morton N. Cohen, Oxford University Press (1979).)
  • 48.
    It's a dangerous thing to be married right up to the hilt, like my daughter's husband. The man is at home all day, like a damned soul in hell.
    (George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (1919). Captain Shotover, in Heartbreak House, act 2, The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Collected Plays with their Prefaces, vol. 5, ed. Dan H. Laurence (1972).)
  • 49.
    One must leave one's parents early, especially one's mother. Mothers are never any good for their daughters. They forget they were just as ugly and silly and scraggy when they were little girls.
    (Robert, Mrs. Henrey (b. 1906), French author. Paloma, in Paloma, ch. 3 (1951).)
    More quotations from: Mrs Henrey, Robert, leave, mother
  • 50.
    It's important for all single parents to remember that not everything that goes wrong, from your son's bad attitude toward school to the six holes in your teenage daughter's ear, is because you live in a single-parent home. Every family has its problems.
    (Marge Kennedy (20th century), U.S. writer, and Janet Spencer King (20th century), U.S. writer. The Single Parent Family, ch. 6 (1994).)
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