Quotations About / On: MOTHER

  • 11.
    There are only two things a child will share willingly—communicable diseases and his mother's age.
    (Benjamin Spock (b. 1903), U.S. child psychiatrist. Dr. Spock's Baby and Child Care (1945, rev. 1985).)
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  • 12.
    Japanese mothers credit "effort" as the key determinant of a child's achievement in school, while American mothers name "ability" as the more important factor.
    (Perry Garfinkel (20th century), U.S. freelance writer, teacher. "The Best 'Jewish Mother' in the World," Psychology Today (September 1983).)
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  • 13.
    Everything can change, but not the language that we carry inside us, like a world more exclusive and final than one's mother's womb.
    (Italo Calvino (1923-1985), Italian novelist, critic. repr. In The Literature Machine (1987). Grand Bazaar (Milan, September-October 1980).)
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  • 14.
    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).)
  • 15.
    I would have gone home to my mother, but I'm not that crazy about my mother.
    (Cher (20th century), U.S. entertainer and actoress. As quoted in The Mother Book, by Liz Smith (1978).)
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  • 16.
    Art is a fruit that grows in man, like a fruit on a plant, or a child in its mother's womb.
    (Jean Arp (1887-1948), French artist, poet. repr. In On My Way, ed. Robert Motherwell (1948). "Art is a Fruit," vol. 22, Cahiers d'Art (1947).)
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  • 17.
    Whatever else is unsure in this stinking dunghill of a world a mother's love is not.
    (James Joyce (1882-1941), Irish author. Cranly, in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, ch. 5 (1916).)
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  • 18.
    How simple a thing it seems to me that to know ourselves as we are, we must know our mothers' names.
    (Alice Walker (b. 1944), U.S. author, critic. repr. In In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens (1983). "A Letter to the Editor of Ms.," Ms. (New York, Aug. 1974).)
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  • 19.
    Hunger has no religion and illiteracy is the mother of poverty
    (My childhood poverty)
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  • 20.
    Decency is the mother of beauty
    (It is based on the recent and accepted indecency among the people of nowadays that have been engulfing the faculty of the people and even the ultra are not in any way different from those regarded as the fool of nature. Every one have forgot about the basis of aesthetics and have try to become a seductious instrument to the fool of west.)
    More quotations from: Adeniregun Adedamola
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