Quotations About / On: FATHER

  • 31.
    Whoever does not have a good father should procure one.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 2, p. 266, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Human, All-Too-Human, "Woman and Child," aphorism 381, "Correcting Nature," (1878). Nietzsche's own persistent attempt to "procure" a father is quite convincingly documented in Carl Pletsch, Young Nietzsche: Becoming a Genius, New York, Free Press (1991), especially in chapter three, "Without a Father," pp. 31-45.)
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  • 32.
    I'll bet your father spent the first year of your life throwing rocks at the stork.
    (Irving Brecher, U.S. screenwriter, and Edward Buzzell. J. Cheever Loophole (Groucho Marx), At the Circus, a wisecrack made to Antonio (Chico Marx) (1939).)
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  • 33.
    I've created a hundred times the monster that my father made.
    (W. Scott Darling, and Erle C. Kenton. Dr. Frankenstein (Sir Cedric Hardwicke), The Ghost of Frankenstein, when he sees the results of his operation (1942). Original story by Eric Taylor.)
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  • 34.
    I've created a hundred times the monster that my father made.
    (W. Scott Darling. Erle C. Kenton. Dr. Frankenstein (Sir Cedric Hardwicke), The Ghost of Frankenstein, when he sees the results of his operation (1942). Original story by Eric Taylor.)
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  • 35.
    Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father!
    (Lydia M. Child (1802-1880), U.S. abolitionist, writer, editor. Philothea: A Romance, ch. 19 (1836).)
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  • 36.
    It is much easier to become a father than to be one.
    (Kent Nerburn (20th century), U.S. theologian and author. Letters to My Son, ch. 25 (1994).)
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  • 37.
    Fathers represent another way of looking at life—the possibility of an alternative dialogue.
    (Louise J. Kaplan (20th century), U.S. psychologist. Oneness and Separateness: From Infant to Individual, ch. 4 (1978).)
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  • 38.
    To he who avenges a father, nothing is impossible.
    (Pierre Corneille (1606-1684), French playwright. Rodrigue, in The Cid, act 2, sc. 2 (1637).)
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  • 39.
    Let us now praise famous men, and our fathers that begat us.
    (Apocrypha. Apocrypha, Ecclesiasticus 44:1.)
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  • 40.
    As a child I was middle-aged and cautious compared to my impulsive father.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Tenth Selection, New York (1992).)
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