Quotations About / On: MOTHER

  • 71.
    A boy is not free to find a partner of his own as long as he must be the partner to his mother.
    (Frank Pittman (20th century), U.S. psychiatrist and family therapist. Man Enough, ch. 7 (1993).)
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  • 72.
    Language is the mother of thought, not its handmaiden.
    (Karl Kraus (1874-1936), Austrian satirist. first published in Die Fackel, no. 288 (Vienna, October 11, 1909). Quoted in Thomas Szasz, Anti-Freud: Karl Kraus's Criticism of Psychoanalysis and Psychiatry, ch. 8 (1976).)
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  • 73.
    A husband's mother and his wife had generally better be visitors than inmates.
    (Samuel Richardson (1689-1761), British novelist. First edition, London (1753-1754). Lady D., in Sir Charles Grandison, vol. 2, letter 5, Oxford University Press (1972, repr. 1986).)
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  • 74.
    There are only two things a child will share willingly—communicable diseases and his mother's age.
    (Benjamin Spock (b. 1903), U.S. child psychiatrist. Dr. Spock's Baby and Child Care (1945, rev. 1985).)
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  • 75.
    This mania of the mothers of the period, to be constantly in pursuit of a son-in-law.
    (Stendhal [Marie Henri Beyle] (1783-1842), French novelist. Armance, ch. V, Urbain Canel (1827), trans. C.K. Scott-Moncrieff, 1946.)
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  • 76.
    An author who speaks about his own books is almost as bad as a mother who talks about her own children.
    (Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881), British statesman, author. speech, Nov. 19, 1873, at a banquet given by the city of Glasgow to Disraeli. On his inauguration as Lord Rector of Glasgow University.)
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  • 77.
    Marriages that made out of love (so-called "love-matches") have error as their father and misery (necessity) as their mother.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 2, p. 267, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Human, All-Too-Human, "Woman and Child," aphorism 389, "Love-Matches," (1878).)
  • 78.
    Clearly, society has a tremendous stake in insisting on a woman's natural fitness for the career of mother: the alternatives are all too expensive.
    (Ann Oakley (b. 1944), British sociologist, author. Woman's Work: The Housewife, Past and Present, ch. 8 (1974).)
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  • 79.
    It destroyed him and your mother, because he ventured into areas of knowledge where man is not meant to go.
    (Edward L. Bernds (b. 1911), and Edward L. Bernds. François Delambre (Vincent Price), Return of the Fly, explaining to Phillippe what happened to his father (1959). Based Upon George Langelaan's short story, "The Fly"....)
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  • 80.
    No matter how old a mother is she watches her middle-aged children for signs of improvement.
    (Florida Scott Maxwell (20th century), U.S./Scottish author and suffragist. The Last Word, ed. Carolyn Warner, ch. 16 (1992).)
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