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  • #1
    Elizabeth Gaskell
    “There is nothing like wounded affection for giving poignancy to anger.”
    Elizabeth Gaskell, Wives and Daughters

  • #2
    Pittacus Lore
    “I'm so sorry, Henri," I whisper in his ear. I close my eyes. "I love you. I wouldn't have missed a second of it, either. Not for anything," I whisper. "I'm going to take you back yet. Somehow I am going to get you back to Lorien. We always joked about it but you were my father, the best father I could have ever asked for. I'll never forget you, not for a minute for as long as I live. I love you, Henri. I always did.”
    Pittacus Lore, I Am Number Four

  • #3
    Dan Brown
    “No love is greater than that of a father for His son.”
    Dan Brown, Angels & Demons

  • #4
    Nicholas Sparks
    “I knew my father had done the best he could, and I had no regrets about the way I'd turned out. Regrets about journey, maybe, but not the destination.”
    Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook

  • #5
    George Eliot
    “It's a father's duty to give his sons a fine chance.”
    George Eliot, Middlemarch

  • #6
    Paul Asay
    “Forget Batman: when I really thought about what I wanted to be when I grew up, I wanted to be my dad.”
    Paul Asay, God on the Streets of Gotham: What the Big Screen Batman Can Teach Us about God and Ourselves

  • #7
    Yusuf Islam
    “To be calm when you've found something going on”
    Yusuf Islam

  • #8
    Carlo Collodi
    “Today at school I will learn to read at once; then tomorrow I will begin to write, and the day after tomorrow to cipher. Then with my acquirements I will earn a great deal of money, and with the first money I have in my pocket I will immediately buy for my papa a beautiful new cloth coat. But what am I saying? Cloth, indeed! It shall be all made of gold and silver, and it shall have diamond buttons. That poor man really deserves it; for to buy me books and to have me taught he has remained in his shirt sleeves... And in this cold! It is only fathers who are capable of such sacrifices!...”
    Carlo Collodi

  • #9
    Arthur Koestler
    “[My father] loved me tenderly and shyly from a distance, and later on took a naive pride in seeing my name in print.”
    Arthur Koestler

  • #10
    Bret Easton Ellis
    “The heroin flowing through me, I thought about the last time I saw my father alive. He was drunk and overweight in a restaurant in Beverly Hills, and curling into myself on the bed I thought: What if I had done something that day? I had just sat passively in a restaurant booth as the midday light filled the half-empty dining room, pondering a decision. The decision was: should you disarm him? That was the word I remember: disarm. Should you tell him something that might not be the truth but would get the desired reaction? And what was I going to convince him of, even though it was a lie? Did it matter? Whatever it was, it would constitute a new beginning. The immediate line: You’re my father and I love you. I remember staring at the white tablecloth as I contemplated saying this. Could I actually do it? I didn’t believe it, and it wasn’t true, but I wanted it to be. For one moment, as my father ordered another vodka (it was two in the afternoon; this was his fourth) and started ranting about my mother and the slump in California real estate and how “your sisters” never called him, I realized it could actually happen, and that by saying this I would save him. I suddenly saw a future with my father. But the check came along with the drink and I was knocked out of my reverie by an argument he wanted to start and I simply stood up and walked away from the booth without looking back at him or saying goodbye and then I was standing in sunlight. Loosening my tie as a parking valet pulled up to the curb in the cream-colored 450 SL. I half smiled at the memory, for thinking that I could just let go of the damage that a father can do to a son. I never spoke to him again.”
    Bret Easton Ellis, Lunar Park

  • #11
    Arthur  Miller
    “ did it? (Shocked but keeping voice down) You did it to the others? You sent out a hundred and twenty cracked engine-heads and let those boys die! How could you do that? How? (Voice rises with anger) Dad...Dad, you killed twenty-one men! You killed them, you murdered them. (Becomes more furious) Explain it to me. Explain to me how you do it? What did you do? (Pause) Explain it to me goddammit or I will tear you to pieces! I want to know what you did, now what did you do? You had a hundred and twenty cracked engine-heads, now what did you do? Why'd you ship them out in the first place? If you knew they were cracked, then why didn't you tell them?”
    Arthur Miller, All My Sons

  • #12
    “...why can't I stop all the moving and look out over the vast arrangements and find by the contours and colors and qualities of light where my father is, not to solve anything but just simply even to see it again one last time, before what, before it ends, before it stops. But it doesn't stop; it simply ends. It is a final pattern scattered without so much as a pause at the end, at the end of what, at the end of this.”
    Paul Harding

  • #13
    Anthony Liccione
    “People are laughing at me today for having holes in my pockets, and ink blood on my fingers-
    a thirty-something old writer, who strangles words from dictionaries, and feeds on the decay of poetry.”
    Anthony Liccione, Please Pass Me, the Blood & Butter

  • #14
    “My father nodded. His nod was for me. Different. But not different at all. My father understood. Maybe he had known. Maybe he hadn't. It didn't matter anymore. He understood. I knew he understood, just from his nod, just from his eyes on mine, making his eyes kind for me, and the wave of pain went away for a moment.”
    Adam Berlin Belmondo Style

  • #15
    “Ser padre es muy distinto a la maternidad. A las mujeres les crece dentro el hijo, las antoja, les duele, les da náuseas, los patea por dentro. En cambio, ser padre es que los demás digan: 'este es tu hijo'. Es si acaso, una patada por fuera. Es una palabra. Es algo a lo que se puede uno acostumbrar o rechazar. Esa lejanía, esa posibilidad de tomar distancia. La madre no puede hacer eso. Es lo cercano, lo que envuelve, lo que cuida. El padre puede desatenderse, evadir, quedarse callado. Ser hijo de un padre es mucho más complejo que serlo de una madre. Al padre se le idealiza cuando está ausente, y cuando no, se le perdona tras una visita, una caricia tosca en el cabello, una palmada mal dada. Ser hijo es una tarea de abandono”
    Fabrizio Mejía Madrid, Nación TV. La novela de Televisa

  • #16
    Haruki Murakami
    “But even though I was with my father again, I never felt really secure deep down. I don't know how to put it exactly, but things were never really settled inside me. I always had this feeling like, I don't know, like somebody was putting something over on me, like my real father had disappeared forever and, to fill the gap, some other guy was sent to me in his shape.”
    Haruki Murakami, After Dark

  • #17
    “If you can't pay your own way, then don't go."

    ~Billy Noel Meeks (1919-2011)”
    Billy Noel Meeks

  • #18
    R. Alan Woods
    “The Theology of The Holy Trinity has been well established for 1700 years. In my opinion, it is hyper-evident by the New Testament manuscripts in conjunction with the writings and ensuing Theologies of The Early & Later Church fathers that The Father,The Son, and The Holy Spirit are Objectively Real and True".

    ~R. Alan Woods [2012]”
    R. Alan Woods, The Journey Is the Destination: A Book of Quotes With Commentaries

  • #19
    Sol Luckman
    “With the sensation that he was passing through the Looking-Glass, Max stared at his father as if he had never seen him before—simultaneously impressed and unnerved at the thought that, after all these years, he still knew so little about him.”
    Sol Luckman, Snooze: A Story of Awakening

  • #20
    Jennifer Ashley
    “He'd done everything in his power to make damn certain that Daniel never had to fear coming home. At that endeavor, Cameron knew he'd already surpassed his own father.”
    Jennifer Ashley, The Many Sins of Lord Cameron

  • #21
    Donald Miller
    “I never thought to ascribe my mother's emotional and physical exhaustion to the lack of a husband and father; rather, I ascribed it to my existence. In other words, I grew up learning the exact opposite of what Eisenhower was taught. I learned that if I didn't exist, the family would be better off. I grew up believing that if I had never been born, things would be easier for the people I loved. (page 35)”
    Donald Miller, Father Fiction: Chapters for a Fatherless Generation

  • #22
    Allan Dare Pearce
    “This here is Orange Crush, son. It don't get better till you're legal.”
    Allan Dare Pearce, Paris in April