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Words of Wisdom Wednesday: Notable Quotables

Famous writers and psychologists on the father-daughter bond.

I couldn't resist posting some of my favorite quotes about the dynamic of the father-daughter relationship. What are some of your favorites? I'd love to hear them!

"Certain is it that there is no kind of affection so purely angelic as of a father to a daughter. In love to our wives there is desire; to our sons, ambition; but to our daughters there is something which there are no words to express." --Joseph Addison

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

"He opened the jar of pickles when no one else could. He was the only one in the house who wasn't afraid to into the basement by himself. He cut himself shaving, but no one kissed it or got excited about it. It was understood when it rained, he got the car and brought it around to the door. When anyone was sick, he went out to get the prescription filled. He took lots of pictures ... but he was never in them." -- Erma Bombeck

"I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection. " -- Sigmund Freud

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"The father of a daughter is nothing but a high-class hostage. A father turns a stony face to his sons, berates them, shakes his antlers, paws the ground, snorts, runs them off into the underbrush, but when his daughter puts her arm over his shoulder and says, "Daddy, I need to ask you something," he is a pat of butter in a hot frying pan." -- Garrison Keillor

Melissa Blake is a normal 20-something living with an abnormal disorder.


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