Quotations About / On: FATHER

  • 21.
    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.)
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  • 22.
    O Dad, if you've been a great father, I would have been a great son.
    (My life)
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  • 23.
    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.)
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  • 24.
    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).)
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  • 25.
    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).)
  • 26.
    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).)
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  • 27.
    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.)
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  • 28.
    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).)
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  • 29.
    My mother protected me from the world and my father threatened me with it.
    (Quentin Crisp (b. 1908), British author. The Naked Civil Servant, ch. 5 (1968).)
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  • 30.
    Sons have always a rebellious wish to be disillusioned by that which charmed their fathers.
    (Aldous Huxley (1894-1963), British author. repr. In Music at Night and Other Essays (1949). "Vulgarity in Literature," (1930).)
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