— Groucho Marx American comedian 1890 - 1977
— George W. Bush 43rd President of the United States 1946
„At that Mother got proper blazing,
"And thank you, sir, kindly," said she.
"What, waste all our lives raising children
To feed ruddy Lions? Not me!"“
— Marriott Edgar British poet 1880 - 1951
"Albert and the Lion", line 69.
„“Do you get tired, singing?” she asked.
Gan Itai laughed quietly. “Does a mother grow tired raising her children? Of course, but it is what I do.”“
— Tad Williams novelist 1957
Chapter 23, “Deep Waters” (p. 591).
„[My mother] closed the school the next day [after a visit from Castro's soldiers], because she knew that the purpose of education was the broadening and opening of children's minds. And she couldn't be a party to the systematic closing of minds, borders, freedoms and ideals.“
— Gloria Estefan Cuban-American singer-songwriter, actress and divorciada 1957
address to LULAC (July 1, 2005)
„I went to school like other children until I was about 11 or 12 years of age, when the greatest misfortune of my life occurred, namely — the death of my mother, peace to her, she was a good mother to me; after she died my father broke up his home and went to lodgings; unfortunately for me he married his landlady; henceforth I never had one moment's comfort, she having children of her own, and I not being so handsome as they, together with my deformity, she was the means of making my life a perfect misery; lame and deformed as I was, I ran, or rather walked away from home two or three times, but suppose father had some spark of parental feeling left, so he induced me to return home again.“
— Joseph Merrick English man with severe deformities 1862 - 1890
„A debt-ridden farmer contemplating suicide in Maharashtra and a mother who abandons her children in Karachi because she can't feed them: this is what we have achieved in our mutual desire to teach each other a lesson.“
— Mohammed Hanif Pakistani journalist 1964
Times of India http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Sunday_TOI/Ten_myths_about_Pakistan/articleshow/3932145.cms (4 January 2009)
„When Margaret grows up she will have a daughter, who is to be Peter's mother in turn; and thus it will go on, so long as children are gay and innocent and heartless.“
— J. M. Barrie Scottish writer 1860 - 1937
Context: As you look at Wendy, you may see her hair becoming white, and her figure little again, for all this happened long ago. Jane is now a common grown-up, with a daughter called Margaret; and every spring cleaning time, except when he forgets, Peter comes for Margaret and takes her to the Neverland, where she tells him stories about himself, to which he listens eagerly. When Margaret grows up she will have a daughter, who is to be Peter's mother in turn; and thus it will go on, so long as children are gay and innocent and heartless. Ch. 17
„My father was a Brownie, Sir;
My mother was a Fairy.
The notion had occurred to her,
The children would be happier,
If they were taught to vary.
The notion soon became a craze;
And, when it once began, she
Brought us all out in different ways -
One was a Pixy, two were Fays,
Another was a Banshee.“
— Lewis Carroll English writer, logician, Anglican deacon and photographer 1832 - 1898
„There has been research that indicates nearly all homosexuals come from families that have a weak father figure, and a dominant mother [... ] Research shows that there is a social link where the children are raised to be wimps or whatever.“
— Kent Hovind American young Earth creationist 1953
— Diana Gabaldon, The Scottish Prisoner