(Honoré De Balzac (1799-1850), French novelist. Renée in a letter to Louise, in Letters of Two Brides (Mémoires de Deux Jeunes Mariées), in La Presse (1841-1842), Souverain (1842), included in the Scènes de la Vie Privée in the Comédie humaine (1845, trans. by George Saintsbury, 1971).)
This mother needs happy, reputable children, and that one needs unhappy ones: otherwise she cannot show her kindness as a mother.
(Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 2, p. 267, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Human, All-Too-Human, "Woman and Child," aphorism 387, "Maternal Kindness," (1878).)
When my hands were pulled behind my back and upward It felt hurrendous..so I called upon jesus to help me now I know the suffering he felt...so on I went and prayed to the blessed mother I also felt her suffering with the loss of her child, Mother mary showed me the pain she felt...so I prayed to the blessed mother and to jesus and the lord above to.make my crying stop, a strong connection I feel
(While I was very unwell I had experiences I believe that religion saved me in life)
Oh, I've got the prettiest mother. I've got the nicest mother. That's what I tell everybody. I say I've got the sweetest mother in the world.
(John Lee Mahin (1902-1984), U.S. screenwriter, and novel by William March. Mervyn Le Roy. Rhoda (Patty McCormack), The Bad Seed, this is what Rhoda says to keep her mother from inquiring too closely into her activities (1956).
If you can think of a better category, you're welcome to change it.)
Such joint ownership creates a place where mothers can "father" and fathers can "mother." It does not encourage mothers and fathers to compete with one another for "first- place parent." Such competition is not especially good for marriage and furthermore drives kids nuts.
(Kyle D. Pruett (20th century), professor, child psychiatrist. The Nurturing Father, ch. 13 (1987).)
Breaking free from the delicious security of mother love can be a painful rupture for either mother or son. Some boys can't do it. Some mothers can't let it happen because they know the boy is not ready to leave her; others are simply not ready to give up their sons.
(Frank Pittman (20th century), U.S. psychiatrist and family therapist. Man Enough, ch. 7 (1993).)