Quotations About / On: DAUGHTER

  • 21.
    My son and daughter tell me where they are in very different ways. I know where my son is because I hear him. I know where my daughter is because she tells me.
    (Anonymous Father. Raising a Daughter by Jeanne Elium and Don Elium, ch. 1 (1994).)
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  • 22.
    All studies have found that daughters of working mothers have a less sex-stereotyped self concept, and both sons and daughters have a less traditional concept of sex roles in general.
    (Ruth E. Zambrana, U.S. researcher, M. Hurst, and R.L. Hite. "The Working Mother in Contemporary Perspectives: A Review of Literature," Pediatrics (December 1979).)
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  • 23.
    Generation after generation of women have pledged to raise their daughters differently, only to find that their daughters grow up and fervently pledge the same thing.
    (Elizabeth Debold (20th century), U.S. consultant, mother, Marie Wilson (20th century), U.S. businesswoman, mother, and Idelisse Malave (20th century), U.S. lawyer, mother. Mother Daughter Revolution, ch. 1 (1993).)
    More quotations from: Elizabeth Debold, women
  • 24.
    Doesn't that show what an old man I am, when I can say to a mother "I love your daughter," and not get the reply "what are your intentions, and what is your income?"
    (Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson] (1832-1898), British author, mathematician, clergyman. letter, Feb. 12, 1887, to Mrs. H.A. Feilden. The Letters of Lewis Carroll, vol. II, ed. Morton N. Cohen, Oxford University Press (1979).)
  • 25.
    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).)
    More quotations from: Lois Wyse, women
  • 26.
    ... 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).)
  • 27.
    It's a dangerous thing to be married right up to the hilt, like my daughter's husband. The man is at home all day, like a damned soul in hell.
    (George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (1919). Captain Shotover, in Heartbreak House, act 2, The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Collected Plays with their Prefaces, vol. 5, ed. Dan H. Laurence (1972).)
  • 28.
    One must leave one's parents early, especially one's mother. Mothers are never any good for their daughters. They forget they were just as ugly and silly and scraggy when they were little girls.
    (Robert, Mrs. Henrey (b. 1906), French author. Paloma, in Paloma, ch. 3 (1951).)
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  • 29.
    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.)
    More quotations from: Theodore Simonson, daughter, night
  • 30.
    It's important for all single parents to remember that not everything that goes wrong, from your son's bad attitude toward school to the six holes in your teenage daughter's ear, is because you live in a single-parent home. Every family has its problems.
    (Marge Kennedy (20th century), U.S. writer, and Janet Spencer King (20th century), U.S. writer. The Single Parent Family, ch. 6 (1994).)
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