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He was laughing when your father found him. He died laughingin a strait-jacket.
(John L. Balderston (1899-1954), U.S. screenwriter, and Karl Freund. Prof. Pearson (Leonard Mudie), The Mummy, talking to Frank Whemple about his father's assistant, who went mad when the mummy walked (1932).
From the story by Nina Wilcox Putnam and Richard Schayer.)
Everything good is the transmutation of something evil: every god has a devil for a father.
(Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 10, p. 195, selection 5, number 68, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Unpublished fragments dating to November 1882February 1883.
Originally meant to be attributed to Zarathustra in Thus Spoke Zarathustra.)
Fathers have a lot to do to make up for having sons.
(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 382, "Fathers and Sons," (1878).)