Quotations About / On: DAUGHTER

  • 11.
    Morality measured in centimeters: all mothers believe that only their daughters dance decently.
    (José Bergamín (1895-1983), Spanish writer. El cohete y la estrella (The Rocket and the Star), p. 41, Madrid, Biblioteca de Indice (1923).)
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  • 12.
    No mother-in-law ever remembers that she was once a daughter-in-law.
    (Unknown.)
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  • 13.
    It is the lesbian in us who is creative, for the dutiful daughter of the fathers in us is only a hack.
    (Adrienne Rich (b. 1929), U.S. poet, essayist, and lesbian feminist. "It Is the Lesbian In Us Who Is Creative," (1976).)
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  • 14.
    As long as a woman can look ten years younger than her own daughter, she is perfectly satisfied.
    (Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Anglo-Irish playwright, author. Lord Henry, in The Picture of Dorian Gray, ch. 4 (1891).)
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  • 15.
    Damn me, what a misery it is to have daughters when a man has a good mare and dogs.
    (John Osborne (1929-1994), British playwright, screenwriter. Squire Western (Hugh Griffith), Tom Jones, after Sophie (Susannah York) refuses to marry Blifil (David Warner) (1963).)
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  • 16.
    Religion. A daughter of Hope and Fear, explaining to Ignorance the nature of the Unknowable.
    (Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914), U.S. author. The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906).)
  • 17.
    Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy—the mad daughter of a wise mother. These daughters have too long dominated the earth.
    (Voltaire [François Marie Arouet] (1694-1778), French enlightenment thinker. A Treatise on Toleration, p. 117, Voltaire Selections, ed. Paul Edwards, Macmillan, New York (1989). Voltaire's biting comments about religion.)
  • 18.
    It isn't easy to see the formerly loving child who once curled up in our laps turn into a surly stranger who cannot spare us a kind word. One mother ... was taken aback when she called, as her daughter was going out the door, "Have a good time," and her daughter angrily replied, "Stop telling me what to do!"
    (Nancy Samalin (20th century), U.S. author and parent educator. Love and Anger: The Parental Dilemma, ch. 3 (1991).)
  • 19.
    Most parents of adolescent girls have the goal of keeping their daughters safe while they grow up and explore the world. The parents' job is to protect, the daughter's job is to explore.
    (Mary Pipher (20th century), U.S. clinical psychologist. Reviving Ophelia, ch. 1 (1994).)
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  • 20.
    It's important for parents to watch for trouble and convey to their daughters that, if it comes, they are strong enough to deal with it. Parents who send their [adolescent] daughters the message that they'll be overwhelmed by problems aren't likely to hear what's really happening.
    (Mary Pipher (20th century), U.S. clinical psychologist. Reviving Ophelia, ch. 15 (1994).)
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