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Parents Quotes

12 of the best book quotes from Parents
  1. #1
    “Have my parents forgotten that they were young once? Apparently, they have. At any rate, they laugh at us when we’re serious, and they’re serious when we’re joking.”
  2. #2
    “I went to Support Group for the same reason that I’d once allowed nurses with a mere eighteen months of graduate education to poison me with exotically named chemicals: I wanted to make my parents happy.”
  3. #3
    “No matter what, you don’t talk back to your parents, teachers, elders.”
  4. #4
    “Mom sobbed something into Dad’s chest that I wish I hadn’t heard, and that I hope she never finds out that I did hear. She said, ‘I won’t be a mom anymore.‘”
  5. #5
    Like a girl, a baby running after her mother, begging to be picked up, and she tugs on her skirts, holding her back as she tries to hurry off—all tears, fawning up at her, till she takes her in her arms… That’s how you look, Patroclus, streaming live tears.
    author
    Homer
    person
    Parents
    book
    The Iliad
    characters
    PatroclusAchilles
  6. #6
    “Time ensures children never know their parents young.”
  7. #7
    “Nobody -- that’s my name. Nobody -- so my mother and father call me, all my friends.”
    author
    Homer
    person
    Parents
    book
    Odyssey
    concepts
    NamesFriendship
  8. #8
    “It occurred to me that the reason my parents had no money was me. I’d sapped the family savings with Phalanxifor copays, and Mom couldn’t work because she had taken on the full-time profession of Hovering Over Me.”
  9. #9
    “At long last he was unencumbered, emancipated from the stifling world of his parents and peers, a world of abstraction and security and material excess, a world in which he felt grievously cut off from the raw throb of existence.”
  10. #10
    She frowned because she remembered that her father and mother had never talked to her about anything in particular. Certainly they had never told her things.
  11. #11
    “The innocent and helpless creature bestowed on them by heaven, whom to bring up to good, and whose future lot it was in their hands to direct to happiness or misery, according as they fulfilled their duties towards me.”
    author
    Mary Shelley
    person
    Parents
    book
    Frankenstein
    character
    Victor
    concept
    Parenting
  12. #12
    “To have a child is the greatest honor and responsibility that can be bestowed upon any living being.”
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