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parental love Quotes

24 of the best book quotes about parental love
  1. #1
    “My Leader on a sudden seized me up,
    Even as a mother who by noise is wakened,
    And close beside her sees the enkindled flames,
    Who takes her son, and flies, and does not stop,
    Having more care of him than of herself…”
    author
    Dante
    book
    Inferno
    characters
    VirgilDante
    concept
    parental love
  2. #2
    “Years later, shortly after his daughter was born, Henry called our house one night in tears. ‘I get it now,’ he told Dad.”
  3. #3
    “A man ain’t nothing but a man. But a son? Well, now, that’s somebody”
  4. #4
    “In my culture, parents were sacred. We at least owed them an answer.”
  5. #5
    “Am I scared of the horrible things I know will happen to my kid to hurt him? Absolutely. But would I stop those things at the risk of taking away joy and growth and the absolute embracing of life? Never. Because I love this child for being mine, but I also love him for being who he will be, and I can’t tell you how excited I am to watch him discover that for himself.”
  6. #6
    “She did not stand alone, but what stood behind her, the most potent moral force in her life, was the love of her father. She never questioned it, never thought about it, never even realized that before she made any decision of importance the reflex, ‘What would Atticus do?’ passed through her unconscious; she never realized what made her dig in her feet and stand firm whenever she did was her father; that whatever was decent and of good report in her character was put there by her father; she did not know that she worshiped him.”
  7. #7
    “When one parent dies, the world is dramatically altered, absolutely, but you still have another one left. When that second parent dies, it’s the loss of all ties, and where does that leave you? You lose your history, your sense of connection to the past.”
  8. #8
    “There were two things about Mama. One is she always expected the best out of me. And the other is that then no matter what I did, whatever I came home with, she acted like it was the moon I had just hung up in the sky and plugged in all the stars. Like I was that good.”
  1. #9
    “Your life is not going to be easy, little Melody . . . If I could switch places with you, I’d do it in a heartbeat. You know that, don’t you?”
  2. #10
    “I also believe that parents, if they love you, will hold you up safely, above their swirling waters, and sometimes that means you’ll never know what they endured, and you may treat them unkindly, in a way you otherwise wouldn’t.”
  3. #11
    “Wes, you are not going anywhere until you give this place a try . . . Too many people have sacrificed in order for you to be there.”
  4. #12
    “Mae called her parents . . . and there were tears . . . and some very embarrassing talk about how Mae had become a real adult, how her parents were ashamed and humbled to be leaning on her, leaning so heavily on their young daughter in this way, it’s just this messed-up system we’re all stuck in, they said. But thank you, they said, we’re so proud of you.”
  5. #13
    “I’ll love you forever,
    I’ll like you for always,
    As long as I’m living,
    My baby you’ll be.”
  6. #14
    “When infants aren’t held, they can become sick, even die. It’s universally accepted that children need love, but at what age are people supposed to stop needing it? We never do. We need love in order to live happily, as much as we need oxygen in order to live at all.”
  7. #15
    “I learned to love my son without wanting to possess him and I learned how to teach him to teach himself.”
  8. #16
    “If you want the experience of having complete responsibility for another human being, and to learn how to love and bond in the deepest way, then you should have children.”
  1. #17
    “I’ll love you forever,
    I’ll like you for always,
    As long as I’m living
    my Mommy you’ll be.”
  2. #18
    “I have found that the platonic affection in friendships and familial love for children can be relied upon with certainty to lift the bruised soul and repair the wounded spirit.”
  3. #19
    ″‘For that week, she didn’t let me out of her arms.’
    ‘Of course not, why would she? You were tiny and scrawny and fuzzy, and also the most beautiful baby I’ve ever seen, excepting my own.‘”
  4. #20
    When Miri was eight years old, all the other children her age had started to work in the quarry - carrying water, fetching tools, and performing other basic tasks. When she had asked her Pa why she could not, he had taken her in his arms, kissed the top of her head ... he had said, ‘You are never to set foot in the quarry, my flower.‘”
  5. #21
    “Mother was Father’s equal,” I say coolly. “He didn’t expect her to walk behind him like some pining imbecile.”
  6. #22
    “Just you remember. Father loves me best.”
  7. #23
    “You love your child for who the child is, not as an extension of your identity or as an example of your good parenting or even as a companion.”
  8. #24
    “Many toxic parents compare one sibling unfavorably with another to make the target child feel that he’s not doing enough to gain parental affection. This motivates the child to do whatever the parents want in order to regain their favor. This divide-and-conquer technique is often unleashed against children who become a little too independent, threatening the balance of the family system.”