Quotations About / On: FATHER

  • 1.
    A father's pride, laid on thick, has always made me wish that the fellow had at least experienced some pain during procreation.
    (Karl Kraus (1874-1936), Austrian writer. Trans. by Harry Zohn, originally published in Beim Wort genommen (1955). Half-Truths and One-and-a-Half Truths, University of Chicago Press (1990).)
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  • 2.
    I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection.
    (Sigmund Freud (1856-1939), Austrian psychiatrist. repr. in Complete Works, vol. 21, eds. James Strachey and Anna Freud (1961). Civilization and Its Discontents (1931).)
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  • 3.
    Psychoanalysts are father confessors who like to listen to the sins of the fathers as well.
    (Karl Kraus (1874-1936), Austrian writer. Trans. by Harry Zohn, originally published in Beim Wort genommen (1955). Half-Truths and One-and-a-Half Truths, University of Chicago Press (1990).)
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  • 4.
    I answered my father's demands for sympathy with silence.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Tenth Selection, New York (1992).)
  • 5.
    A widow has two duties of a contradictory nature—she is a mother, and she ought to exert a father's power.
    (Honoré De Balzac (1799-1850), French novelist. Narrator, in A Bachelor's Establishment, originally named Les Célibataires, the first part was published as Les Deux Frères in La Presse (1841); included in the Comédie humaine first under the title Un Ménage de Garìon and finally as La Rabo.)
  • 6.
    In peace the sons bury their fathers, but in war the fathers bury their sons.
    (Croesus (d. c. 560 B.C.), Lydian king. quoted in Francis Bacon, Apophthegms, no. 149. Said to the Persian king Cambyses.)
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  • 7.
    He followed in his father's footsteps, but his gait was somewhat erratic.
    (Nicolas Bentley (1907-1978), British artist, author, publisher. Quoted in Evan Esar, Treasury of Humorous Quotations, ed. Nicolas Bentley (1951).)
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  • 8.
    No people ever lived by cursing their fathers, however great a curse their fathers might have been to them.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Cape Cod (1855-1865), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 4, p. 22, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 9.
    There is too much fathering going on just now and there is no doubt about it fathers are depressing.
    (Gertrude Stein (1874-1946), U.S. author. Everybody's Autobiography, ch. 3, Random House (1937).)
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  • 10.
    As you deny the daughter's legality how you interpret your father's betrothal to her mother's affection?
    (When someone is strong he denies, when weak agrees.)
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