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father-son relationships Quotes

16 of the best book quotes about father-son relationships
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“It must be frustrating for him to have a son as clever as me. It must be hard knowing that he can never win.”
Andy Griffiths
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Just Annoying!
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Andy
Dad (Just Annoying!)
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“Stop telling such outlandish tales. Stop turning minnows into whales.”
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“Nothing,” I said, growing red as a beet, “But a plain horse and wagon on Mulberry Street.”
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“It was as if a cold wind had blown right through him. He didn’t want a dad with a hunched back and unshaven cheeks.”
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“They live together in that house, Joel Gustafson and his father. And both of them dream, in their different ways, about Joel’s mum, Jenny, who simply vanished one day. Packed a suitcase and went away.”
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“When I thought on all the things I’d done with my own dad and how Judd could only remember hunting. Well, that was pitiful for a lifetime.”
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“Too much time has passed for the father to ask his son how he’s doing, too much time for the son to be able to explain. The distance between them is too great now.”
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″... and his insistence that ‘it’s the chief duty of every human being to endure life.”
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“His father was mean with the lamps and only kept one up in front for the road ahead, so Meshak hated being out on the highway at night. He was afraid of the dark. It was not just the spirit world which frightened him, but the real world of robbers and highwaymen, especially near the forest.”
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“And Father said, ‘Christopher, do you understand that I love you?‘”
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“He wanted to be friends with his father and feel the same closeness there had been between his father and Jamie. Jamie would have been a big man. He had gone on the boat that last summer, and Mark had listened enviously as Jamie and his father discussed fishing and boating problems in man-to-man fashion.”
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“Mark was sure he’d never know such warm companionship with his father. Jamie had got it all. He wondered what would have happened if Jamie had asked for Ben.”
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″‘Who is it?’ ‘Young Russell, from Flambards.’ ‘Oh, aye, young William. My God, what’ll the old man say about it?’ ‘He’d worry more if it were Mark.‘”
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“His father’s name was also Tiuri and he was known as Tiuri the Valiant. Was he lying awake now, thinking about his son? Tiuri hoped he would become as worthy a knight as his father.”
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“Father Spook was sitting in a chair with his eyes closed and cotton wool on his ears, ‘Perhaps Daddy has carache,’ Little Spook` whispered to his friend. Then Mother Spook saw them. She gave each boy a big hug. ‘Come over here,’ she said. ‘I have something to show you.”
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“But Penny’s bowels yearned over his son. He gave him something more than his paternity.”

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