Quotations About / On: MOTHER
I will be all things to you. Father, mother, husband, counselor, Japanese bartender.
(Mae West, U.S. screenwriter, W.C. Fields, and Edward Cline. Cuthbert Twillie (W.C. Fields), My Little Chickadee, offer to Flower Belle Lee (Mae West) as he attempts to woo her (1940).)
Frankie! Frankie! Your mother forgives me.
(Dudley Nichols (1895-1960), U.S. screenwriter. Gypo (Victor McLaglen), The Informer, after Mrs. McPhillip (Una O'Connor) gives him absolution, at the fade-out (1935).)
Who's a boy gonna talk to if not his mother?
(Donald E. Westlake (b. 1933), U.S. screenwriter, and Stephen Frears. Roy Dillon (John Cusack), The Grifters (1990).
Based on the novel by Jim Thompson.)
Obedience is the mother of success, and success the parent of salvation.
(Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. The Seven Against Thebes, l. 224.)
Caution is the daughter of circumspection, but she tends to outgrow her mother.
(Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. Notebooks and Diaries (1808).)
Mother died today. Or perhaps it was yesterday, I don't know.
(Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian philosopher, author. Mersault, in The Outsider, pt. 1, ch. 1 (1944).)
Boredom, not the will, is the mother of change. Necessity is the father.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, New York (1984).)
Freud is the father of psychoanalysis. It had no mother.
(Germaine Greer (b. 1939), Australian feminist writer. The Female Eunuch, "The Psychological Sell," (1970).)
May dawn, as the proverb goes, bring happy tidings coming from her mother night.
(Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Agamemnon, l. 264.)
The great, the jewel and the mother of battles has begun.
(Saddam Hussein (b. 1937), Iraqi president. speech, Jan. 6, 1991. quoted in Independent (London, Jan. 19, 1991).
Said at the start of the Gulf War.)