Parental Love Quotes

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Richard Dawkins
“Faith can be very very dangerous, and deliberately to implant it into the vulnerable mind of an innocent child is a grievous wrong.”
Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion

Tammara Webber
“That's how they say it: He loves you in his own way. Well, what about my way? What if I need for him to love me in my way?”
Tammara Webber, Between the Lines

Joe Hill
“I mean, when the world comes for your children, with the knives out, it's your job to stand in the way.”
Joe Hill, Horns

Georgette Heyer
“Well, sir, do you mean to remain there, commending my father’s taste in wine, or do you mean to accompany me to Ashtead?”
“Set off for Ashtead at this hour, when I have been traveling for two days?” said Sir Horace. “Now, do, my boy, have a little common sense! Why should I?”
“I imagine that your parental feeling, sir, must provide you with the answer! If it does not, so be it! I am leaving immediately!”
“What do you mean to do when you reach Lacy Manor?” asked Sir Horace, regarding him in some amusement.
“Wring Sophy’s neck!” said Mr. Rivenhall savagely.
“Well, you don’t need my help for that, my dear boy!” said Sir Horace, settling himself more comfortably in his chair.”
Georgette Heyer, The Grand Sophy

Kathleen Kent
“There is no death in remembrance. Remember me, Sarah. Remember me, and a part of me will always be with you." - Martha Carrier to her daughter, Sarah Carrier”
Kathleen Kent, The Heretic's Daughter

Cassandra Clare
“You don't understand,' she said, and there was a puzzling trace of resentment in her voice. 'Children never do. The love a parent has for a child, there's nothing else like it. No other love so consuming.”
Cassandra Clare, City of Ashes

Thomas Hardy
“The beggarly question of parentage--what is it, after all? What does it matter, when you come to think of it, whether a child is yours by blood or not? All the little ones of our time are collectively the children of us adults of the time, and entitled to our general care. That excessive regard of parents for their own children, and their dislike of other people's, is, like class-feeling, patriotism, save-your-own-soul-ism, and other virtues, a mean exclusiveness at bottom.”
Thomas Hardy, Jude the Obscure

Jane Gardam
“If you've not been loved as a child, you don't know how to love a child.”
Jane Gardam, Old Filth

Jeanette Winterson
“Unconditional love is what a child should expect from a parent even though it rarely works out that way.”
Jeanette Winterson, Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?

Lailah Gifty Akita
“The circumstances surrounding your birth is not as important as the opportunity to live life.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

Heather Schuck
“Our children want more than presents, that want our PRESENCE.”
Heather Schuck, The Working Mom Manifesto

龍應台
“我慢慢地,慢慢地瞭解到,所謂父女母子一場, 只不過意味著,你和他的緣分就是今生今世不斷地在目送他的背影漸行漸遠.你站立在小路的這一端, 看著他逐漸消失在小路轉彎的地方,而且, 他用背影默默告訴你:不必追.”
龍應台, 目送

Jeanette Winterson
“When love is unreliable and you are a child, you assume that it is the nature of love -- its quality -- to be unreliable. Children do not find fault with their parents until later. In the beginning the love you get is the love that sets.”
Jeanette Winterson, Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?

Abraham   Verghese
“I'll never forget the stillness, the hesitation, and a trace of something I'd never before seen on Ghosh's face: cunning. Then it gave in to resignation and a faraway look. For a moment I saw the world through his eyes, his intellect, his sweeping vision...a vision that recapitulated our birth and looked to the future, looked past his life to the end of mine and beyond. And then and only then did it settle, gather, and focus, on the now, on a moment when the love was so palpable between father and son that the thought that it might end, and this memory be its only legacy, was unacceptable.”
Abraham Verghese, Cutting for Stone

Julie Buxbaum
“I mean , I never even had to really come out to my parents. They always knew, and it was always okay. Or not even okay, better than that. Not something that had to be evaluated at all. It just was. Like having brown hair.”
Julie Buxbaum, Tell Me Three Things

Alix E. Harrow
“Their daughter was born just before sunrise. She had skin the color of cedarwood and eyes like wheat.
They named her for an old, half-forgotten god from Ade's own world, whom Yule had studied once in an ancient text preserved in Nin's archives. He was a strange god, depicted in the faded manuscript with two faces staring both backward and forward. He presided not over once particular domain but over the places between- past and present, here and there, endings and beginnings- over doorways, in short.
But Ade thought Janus sounded too much like Jane, and she'd be damned if any daughter of hers would be named Jane. They named her after the god's own month instead: January.


Oh, my sweet daughter, my perfect January, I would beg for your forgiveness, but I lack the courage.
All I can ask for is your belief. Believe in doors and worlds and the Written. Believe most of all in our love for you- even if the only evidence we've left you is contained in the book you now hold.”
Alix E. Harrow, The Ten Thousand Doors of January

Jewel
“I cry now as I write this. So lasting are the scars of the child who never feels worthy of love. So many cycles in my life of having to learn that I am indeed worthy of tenderness.”
Jewel, Never Broken: Songs Are Only Half the Story

George Saunders
“As you get older, your self will diminish and you will grow in love. YOU will gradually be replaced by LOVE. If you have kids, that will be a huge moment in your process of self-diminishment. You really won’t care what happens to YOU, as long as they benefit. That’s one reason your parents are so proud and happy today. One of their fondest dreams has come true: You have accomplished something difficult and tangible that has enlarged you as a person and will make your life better, from here on in, forever.”
George Saunders, Congratulations, by the way: Some Thoughts on Kindness

Alex Paknadel
“Sometimes, when it’s quiet and I’m alone with you, I ask myself what I’d give to see your whole life all laid out like a photo album. To know every bliss and calamity before it happens.”
Alex Paknadel, Redfork

“Be careful of how you discuss money in front of your children. Never speak of household finances in terms of lack or scarcity in front of your kids. Only speak of household finances in terms of goals and wealth in front of your kids. Your discussions about money will either enrich them with wealth consciousness or cripple them with poverty consciousness.”
Hendrith Vanlon Smith Jr, The Wealth Reference Guide: An American Classic

Frank Sonnenberg
“Saying ‘no’ to your children can be an act of love.”
Frank Sonnenberg, Soul Food: Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life

Murielle Cyr
“Here we go. The Harlequin moment when mother and child meet for the first time in twenty years. Spare me the drama, please. I had enough of that in the foster homes they dumped me in.”
Murielle Cyr, The Daughters' Story

Jacqui Shepherd
“Children are not a lifelong sentence but a lifelong reward.”
Jacqui Shepherd

Neil Gaiman
“We wants you to surprise us and disappoint us and impress and amaze us. Come home, Bod.”
Neil Gaiman

Simon Clark
“Isn’t it true, that in times of danger we strive with all our strength, and with all our hearts to protect our children?”
Simon Clark, Cemetery Dance: Issue 71

Michael C. Kinsey
“With Zugunruhe comes the sign that you can trust your heart and mind.”
Michael C. Kinsey, Dreams of Zugunruhe

Bernardine Evaristo
“Amma misses her daughter now she’s away at university
Not the spiteful snake that slithers out of her tongue to hurt her mother, because in Yazz’s world young people are the only ones with feelings”
Bernardine Evaristo, Girl, Woman, Other

“Stars guide you,” she whispered, holding her dagger and ring closer to her chest.
“And winds never steer you wrong.” He stood and closed the door behind him when he left.”
J.C. Cole, Transcendent

Andrzej Sapkowski
“Yes, this... Urcheon... speaks the truth. Roegner did swear to give him that which he did not expect. It looks as if our lamented king was an oaf as far as a woman's affairs are concerned, and couldn't be trusted to count to nine. He confessed the truth on his death-bed, because he knew what I'd do to him if he'd admitted it earlier. He knew what a mother, whose child is disposed of so recklessly, is capable of.”
Andrzej Sapkowski, The Last Wish

Chester Brown
“A nice fire inside—surrounded by your loved ones. What could be nicer? You do love me, don't you Chester? It's okay. I know you love us even if you can't say you do. But why can't you say it? Please Chester—tell me you love me. I'm your mother—if you can't love me, who can you love?”
Chester Brown, I Never Liked You

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