Quotations About / On:
Revolution is like the daughters of Pelias: it cuts humanity to pieces in order to rejuvenate it.
(Georg Büchner (1813-1837), German dramatist, revolutionary. Trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1995). Danton's Death, act II (1835).)
Manfred, prince of Otranto, had one son and one daughter: the latter, a most beautiful virgin, aged eighteen, was called Matilda.
(Horace Walpole (1717-1797), British author. The Castle of Otranto, ch. 1 (1764).
The first sentence of the first Gothic novel.)
I only have two rules for my newly born daughter: she will dress well and never have sex.
(John Malkovich (b. 1953), U.S. stage and screen actor. Independent on Sunday (London, April 5, 1992).)
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.
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).)
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).)
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).)
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).)
The fanatic's daughter is my choice, I have liked her and loved her to make her my life companion. The conservative dad's beautiful and lovely daughter is my choice and my heart goes in liking for her.
(The fanatic's daughter)