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Dad Quotes

11 of the best book quotes from Dad
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“‘Sailing,’ he liked to joke, ‘is the fine art of getting wet and becoming ill, while going nowhere slowly at great expense.’”
Ben Sherwood
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The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud
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art
being wet
sickness
sailing
moving slow
expensive
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“‘Dive for dreams,’ he used to say, quoting the e. e. cummings poem. ‘And live by love.’”
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“I don’t know where you picked up that slacker attitude, but you certainly didn’t learn it at home. Probably from the bad influences up here.”
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“Deprived of Victim, Mom and Dad holler at each other. I turn up the music to drown out the noise.”
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“He looked exactly like a rat. Like the human being version of a rat […] Who knew what her mom saw in him; Eleanor’s dad was messed-up looking, too.”
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“‘When you feel homesick,’ he said, ‘just look up. Because the moon is the same wherever you go.’”
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″... she knew that nothing could hurt her while Pa and Jack were there.”
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“SAD DAD BAD HAD Dad is sad. Very, very sad. He had a bad day. What a day Dad had! ”
Dr. Seuss
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“Clarice’s extraordinarily ordinary family is under pressure. Dad keeps muttering about how “there might be a reshuffle going on at work”, while mum spends her life “gribbling about pants on the floor and shoes on the sofa”. And as for her brother, Minal Cricket, he “tends to be utterly a nuisance”.”
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“When we picked up my dad at his office he said that I couldn’t play with his copying machine, but I forgot. He also said to watch out for the books on his desk, and I was careful as could be except for my elbow. He also said don’t fool around with his phone, but I think I called Australia. My dad said please don’t pick him up anymore. ”
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‘It’s not polite to count nits,’ said his younger brother, Perfect Peter, wiping his mouth with his spotless napkin. ‘Is it, Mum?’ ‘It certainly isn’t,’ said Mum. Dad dragged the nit comb across his head and made a face. ‘Ugjj,’ said Dad. Mum dragged the comb through her hair, ‘Bleccch,’ said Mum. Mum combed Perfect Peter’s hair. Then she did it again. And again. And again. ‘No nits, Peter,’ said Mum, smiling. ‘As usual. Well done, darling.’ ‘It’s because I wash and comb my hair every night,’ said Peter.”

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