Quotations About / On: FATHER

  • 31.
    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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  • 32.
    If necessity is the mother of invention, then resourcefulness is the father.
    (Beulah Louise Henry, U.S. inventor. As quoted in Feminine Ingenuity, ch. 13, by Anne L. MacDonald (1992). Said in 1962; Henry had invented a type of umbrella.)
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  • 33.
    What harsh judges fathers are to all young men!
    (Terence (c. 190-159 B.C.), Roman dramatist. Heauton Timorumenos [The Self-Tormentor], l. 213.)
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  • 34.
    Fathers and sons show much more consideration towards one another than mothers and daughters do.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 3, p. 510, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). The Gay Science, first edition, "Third Book," aphorism 221, "Consideration," (1882).)
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  • 35.
    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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  • 36.
    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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  • 37.
    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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  • 38.
    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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  • 39.
    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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  • 40.
    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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