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My father hated radio and could not wait for television
by Peter De Vries

My father hated radio and could not wait for television
to be invented so he could hate that too.
- Peter De Vries

The difficulty with marriage is that we fall in love with a personality,
but must live with a character.
- Peter De Vries

Murals in restaurants are on a par with the food in museums.
- Peter De Vries

The satirist shoots to kill while the humorist brings
his prey back alive and eventually releases him again for another chance.
- Peter De Vries

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The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds -
they mature slowly.
- Peter De Vries

Gluttony is an emotional escape, a sign something is eating us.
- Peter De Vries

The tuba is certainly the most intestinal of instruments,
the very lower bowel of music.
- Peter De Vries


 

The universe is like a safe to which there is a combination.
But the combination is locked up in the safe.
- Peter De Vries

The value of marriage is not that adults produce children
but that children produce adults.
- Peter De Vries

I love being a writer.
What I can't stand is the paperwork.
- Peter De Vries

There are times when parenthood seems nothing more
than feeding the hand that bites you.
- Peter De Vries

I was thinking that we all learn by experience,
but some of us have to go to summer school.
- Peter De Vries

The rich aren't like us, they pay less taxes.
- Peter De Vries

Words fashioned with somewhat over precise diction
are like shapes turned out by a cookie cutter.
- Peter De Vries

When I can no longer bear to think of the victims of broken homes,
I begin to think of the victims of intact ones.
- Peter De Vries

A suburban mother's role is to deliver children obstetrically once,
and by car forever after.
- Peter De Vries

Everybody hates me because I'm so universally liked.
- Peter De Vries

Life is a zoo in a jungle.
- Peter De Vries

It is the final proof of God's omnipotence that he
need not exist in order to save us.
- Peter De Vries

Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.
- Peter De Vries

We must love one another, yes, yes, that's all true enough,
but nothing says we have to like each other.
- Peter De Vries

Celibacy is the worst form of self-abuse.
- Peter De Vries

Let us hope, that a kind Providence will put a speedy
end to the acts of God under which we have been laboring.
- Peter De Vries

Confession is good for the soul only in the sense that
a tweed coat is good for dandruff -
it is a palliative rather than a remedy.
- Peter De Vries

Pain is the question mark turned like a fishhook in the human heart.
- Peter De Vries

We are not primarily put on this earth to see through one another,
but to see one another through.
- Peter De Vries

I write when I'm inspired, and I see to it that I'm
inspired at nine o'clock every morning.
- Peter De Vries

I wanted to be bored to death, as good a way to go as any.
- Peter De Vries

Who of us is mature enough for offspring before the
offspring themselves arrive? The value of marriage
is not that adults produce children but that children produce adults.
- Peter De Vries

Dear Father in heaven, I'm not a praying man,
but if you're up there and you can hear me ...
show me the way... show me the way.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

So your father, or your mother,
never thought you were good enough - SO WHAT?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My father always used to say that when you die,
if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life.
- Lee Iacocca

The most important thing a father
can do for his children
is to love their mother.
- Henry Ward Beecher

When a father gives to his son, both laugh;
when a son gives to his father, both cry.
- William Shakespeare

It is a wise father that knows his own child.
- William Shakespeare

Nothing I've ever done has given me more joys and rewards
than being a father to my children.
- Bill Cosby

I'm a father.
It isn't just my life any more.
I don't want my kid finding bottles in the house or
seeing his father completely smashed.
- Billie Joe Armstrong

A true king is neither husband nor father;
he considers his throne and nothing else.
- Pierre Corneille

I don't think children's inner feelings have changed.
They still want a mother and father in the very same house;
they want places to play.
- Beverly Cleary

All the learnin' my father paid for was a bit o' birch
at one end and an alphabet at the other.
- George Eliot

No man is responsible for his father.
That was entirely his mother's affair.
- Margaret Turnbull

Humor is always based on a modicum of truth.
Have you ever heard a joke about a father-in-law?
- Dick Clark

I get whatever placidity I have from my father.
But my mother taught me how to take it on the chin.
- Norma Shearer

Time is the father of truth, its mother is our mind.
- Giordano Bruno

One of my earliest memories is of my father carrying
me in one arm with a picket sign in the other.
- Camryn Manheim

Most American children suffer too much mother and too little father.
- Gloria Steinem

I was punished for blowing the whistle on my father's lifestyle.
- Tatum O'Neal

My father was the most rational and the most dispassionate of men.
- Simon Newcomb

Being a father to my family and a husband is to me
much more important than what I did in the business.
- Tom Bosley

To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter.
- Euripides

I'm a father; that's what matters most.
Nothing matters more.
- Gordon Brown

Do you know that other than my father,
I've never had a man take care of me?
- Dionne Warwick

Father told me that if I ever met a lady in a dress like yours,
I must look her straight in the eyes.
- Prince Charles

I think Captain Cousteau might be the father of the environmental movement.
- Ted Turner

The time not to become a father is eighteen years before a war.
- E. B. White

My father used to sing to me in my mother's womb.
I think I can name about any tune in two beats.
- Yancy Butler

I would want my legacy to be that I was a great son,
father and friend.
- Dante Hall

So my father was a person who never lied to me.
If I had a question, he answered it.
I knew a lot of things at a young age because I was intrigued.
- Nick Cannon

Watching your husband become a father is really sexy and wonderful.
- Cindy Crawford

I'm a fun father, but not a good father.
The hard decisions always went to my wife.
- John Lithgow

I made a decision when my father passed away that I
was going to be who God made me to be and not try to preach like my father.
- Joel Osteen

How pleasant it is for a father to sit at his child's board.
It is like an aged man reclining under the shadow of
an oak which he has planted.
- Voltaire

I love the comic opportunities that come up in the
context of a father-son relationship.
- Harrison Ford

My father loved people, children and pets.
- Tony Visconti

Middle age is the awkward period when Father Time starts
catching up with Mother Nature.
- Harold Coffin

An angry father is most cruel towards himself.
- Publilius Syrus

I just wish I could understand my father.
- Michael Jackson

One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.
- George Herbert

My father considered a walk among the mountains
as the equivalent of churchgoing.
- Aldous Huxley

When did it become a problem to be a small businessman
and become successful? The small businessman -
like my father,
or like me?
- Glenn Beck

The love of a mother is the veil of a softer light
between the heart and the heavenly Father.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge


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