Quotations About / On:
Do not sell her in the flesh market. She is after all someone's daughter.
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).)
One encounters very capable fathers abashed by their piano-playing daughters. Three measures of Schumann make them red with embarrassment.
(Alfred Döblin (1878-1957), German-Jewish novelist, physician. Trans. by David Dollenmayer. "The Spirit of the Naturalistic Age," 1924, Works on Aesthetics, Poetics and Literature, ed. Erich Kleinschmidt (1989).)
As long as fathers rule but do not nurture, as long as mothers nurture but do not rule, the conditions favoring the development of father-daughter incest will prevail.
(Judith Lewis Herman (b. 1942), U.S. author. Father-Daughter Incest (1981).)
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).)
Isn't it great to have a lovely, tall, pretty, little, small daughter like that? It's really wonderful.
(Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977), Russian. Claire Quilty (Peter Sellers), Lolita, pretending to be a police officer and questioning Humbert about Humbert's relationship with Lolita (1962).)