Quotations About / On: DAUGHTER
Which one of the three candidates would you want your daughter to marry?
(H. Ross Perot (b. 1930), U.S. business executive, 1992 U.S. presidential candidate. International Herald Tribune (Paris, October 29, 1992).)
The daughters of delight now pump iron.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Sixth Selection, New York (1989).)
Caution is the daughter of circumspection, but she tends to outgrow her mother.
(Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. Notebooks and Diaries (1808).)
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).)
No mother-in-law ever remembers that she was once a daughter-in-law.
I thought about all of us women and how we spend half our lives rebelling against our mothers and the next half rebelling against our daughters.
(Lois Wyse (20th century), U.S. author. Funny, You Don't Look Like a Grandmother, "Diary of a Mad Grandmother," (1990).)
She would love still, but she would never again be tender till her daughter should have repudiated her base,her monstrous engagement.
(Anthony Trollope (1815-1882), British novelist. Lady Anna, vol. 2, ch. xx, London, Chapman and Hall (1874).)
... the physical and domestic education of daughters should occupy the principal attention of mothers, in childhood: and the stimulation of the intellect should be very much reduced.
(Catherine E. Beecher (1800-1878), U.S. educator and author. Treatise on Domestic Economy for the Use of Young Ladies at Home and at School, ch. 4 (1843).)
Oh, yes, everything's fine. I always stop by the police station in the middle of the night to pick up my daughter.
(Theodore Simonson. Irvin S. Yeaworth, Jr.. Mr. Martin, The Blob, when he comes to pick up Jane (1958).
From an original idea by Irvine H. Millgate and actor name.)
Of all the haunting moments of motherhood, few rank with hearing your own words come out of your daughter's mouth.
(Victoria Secunda (20th century), U.S. psychologist and author. Women and Their Fathers, ch. 3 (1992).)