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Quotations About / On: FATHER

  • 31.
    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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  • 32.
    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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  • 33.
    He was laughing when your father found him. He died laughing—in 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.)
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  • 34.
    Let us now praise famous men, and our fathers that begat us.
    (Apocrypha. Apocrypha, Ecclesiasticus 44:1.)
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  • 35.
    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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  • 36.
    True maturity is only reached when a man realizes he has become a father figure to his girlfriends' boyfriends—and he accepts it.
    (Larry McMurtry (b. 1936), U.S. screenwriter, novelist, essayist. Danny Deck, in Some Can Whistle, pt. 1, ch. 12 (1989).)
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  • 37.
    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[1], 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 Unpublished fragments dating to November 1882February 1883.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.)
  • 38.
    I will be all things to you. Father, mother, husband, counselor, Japanese bartender.
    (Mae West, U.S. screenwriter, W.C. Fields, and Edward Cline. Cuthbert Twillie (W.C. Fields), My Little Chickadee, offer to Flower Belle Lee (Mae West) as he attempts to woo her (1940).)
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  • 39.
    I answered my father's demands for sympathy with silence.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Tenth Selection, New York (1992).)
  • 40.
    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).)
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