Quotations About / On: DAUGHTER

  • 31.
    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).)
  • 32.
    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
  • 33.
    ... 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).)
  • 34.
    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).)
  • 35.
    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).)
    More quotations from: Mrs Henrey, Robert, leave, mother
  • 36.
    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
  • 37.
    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).)
  • 38.
    Because mothers and daughters can affirm and enjoy their commonalities more readily, they are more likely to see how they might advance their individual interests in tandem, without one having to be sacrificed for the other.
    (Mary Field Belenky (20th century), psychologist, Blythe Mcvicker Clinchy (20th century), psychologist, and Nancy Rule Goldberger (20th century), psychologist. Women's Ways of Knowing, part 2, ch. 8 (1986).)
    More quotations from: Mary Field Belenky
  • 39.
    [T]he syndrome known as life is too diffuse to admit of palliation. For every symptom that is eased, another is made worse. The horse leech's daughter is a closed system. Her quantum of wantum cannot vary.
    (Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. First published in 1938. Wylie, in Murphy, p. 57, Grove Press (1959). "Horse leech's daughter" is an allusion to Proverbs 30:15.)
  • 40.
    The general Mistake among us in the Educating of our Children, is, That in our Daughters we take Care of their Persons and neglect their Minds; in our Sons, we are so intent upon adorning their Minds, that we wholly neglect their Bodies.
    (Richard Steele (1672-1729), British author. The Spectator, No. 66 (1711).)
    More quotations from: Richard Steele, children
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