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).)
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"....)
It is a pregnant complex, gleaming up from the unconscious, of mother-fixation, sexual desire, and fear.
(Thomas Mann (1875-1955), German author, critic. From the essay "Suffering and Greatness of Richard Wagner," originally published as Leiden und Größe Richard Wagners in "Die Neue Rundschau" (Berlin) Jahrgang 44, Heft 4 (April 1933). Essays by Thomas Mann, p. 203, trans. by Helen T. Lowe-Porter, Vintage (1957).
Thomas Mann's characterization of Wagner's musical world.)
A mother's happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories.
(Honoré De Balzac (1799-1850), French novelist. Renée de l'Estorade in a letter Louise de Macumer, in Letters of Two Brides (Mémoires de Deux Jeunes Mariées), in La Presse (1841-1842), Souverain (1842), included in the Scènes de la Vie Privée in the Comédie humaine (1845, trans. by George Saintsbury, 1971).)