Quotations About / On:
I would live my Father, why don't you assure me a pen or an ax?
(You should support your progeny.)
Is it not better of Father to fulfill his family's needs without reminding Him or imploring?
(Father should look at his family's favors decently.)
As you deny the daughter's legality how you interpret your father's betrothal to her mother's affection?
(When someone is strong he denies, when weak agrees.)
O Dad, if you've been a great father, I would have been a great son.
Victory has a hundred fathers but defeat is an orphan.
(Galeazzo Ciano (1903-1944), Italian Fascist leader. journal entry, Sept. 9, 1942. Diario 1939-1943 (1946).
President Kennedy is credited with the same comment in the wake of the Bay of Pigs invasion, April 1961.)
Every generation revolts against its fathers and makes friends with its grandfathers.
(Lewis Mumford (1895-1990), U.S. social philosopher. The Brown Decades, p. 3 (1931).)
Most American children suffer too much mother and too little father.
(Gloria Steinem (20th century), U.S. feminist and author. New York Times (August 26, 1971).)
My father was a patriarch inside a matriarchy, but never knew it.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Twelfth Selection, New York (1993).)
I never wanted to marry anyone like my father; I always preferred those more shoddy.
(Christina Stead (1902-1983), Australian novelist. Letty Fox, in Letty Fox: Her Luck, ch. 2 (written 1946, published Virago, n.d.).
Lived and wrote in the U.S. and England.)
Countries are either mothers or fathers, and engender the emotional bristle secretly reserved for either sire.
(Edna O'Brien (b. c. 1932), Irish author; relocated to England. Mother Ireland, ch. 1 (1976).)