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Enid Bagnold Quotes and Sayings

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A father is always making his baby into a little woman.
And when she is a woman he turns her back again.
- Enid Bagnold

Related topics: Dad

When a man goes through six years training to be a
doctor he will never be the same.
He knows too much.
- Enid Bagnold

The theatre is a gross art, built in sweeps and over-emphasis.
Compromise is its second name.
- Enid Bagnold

The pleasure of one's effect on other people still exists in age -
what's called making a hit.
But the hit is much rarer and made of different stuff.
- Enid Bagnold

 

As for death one gets used to it, even if it's only
other people's death you get used to.
- Enid Bagnold

Judges don't age; time decorates them.
- Enid Bagnold

In marriage there are no manners to keep up,
and beneath the wildest accusations no real criticism.
Each is familiar with that ancient child in the other who may erupt again.
We are not ridiculous to ourselves.
We are ageless.
That is the luxury of the wedding ring.
- Enid Bagnold

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If a dog doesn't put you first where are you both?
In what relation? A dog needs God.
It lives by your glances, your wishes.
It even shares your humor.
This happens about the fifth year.
If it doesn't happen you are only keeping an animal.
- Enid Bagnold

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

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)

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

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

It doesn't matter who my father was.
It matters who I remember he was.
- Anne Sexton

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

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

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

A man cannot speak to his son, but as a father;
to his wife, but as a husband;
to his enemy, but upon terms:
whereas a friend may speak, as the case requires,
and not as it sorteth with the person.
- Francis Bacon

My father and he had one of those English friendships
which begins by avoiding the intimacies
and eventually eliminates speech altogether.
- Jorge Luis Borges

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

It is impossible to please all the world and one's father.
- Jean de La Fontaine

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

My father invented a cure for which there was no disease
and unfortunately my mother caught it and died of it.
- Victor Borge

A father's disappointment can be a very powerful tool.
- Michael Bergin

I want to go ahead of Father Time with a scythe of my own.
- H. G. Wells

The best money advice ever given me was from my father.
When I was a little girl, he told me,
'Don't spend anything unless you have to.'
- Dinah Shore

To people who remember JFK's assassination,
JFK Jr. will probably always be that boy saluting his father's coffin.
- Michael Beschloss

I decided in my life that I would do nothing that did
not reflect positively on my father's life.
- Sidney Poitier

My father taught me that the only way you can make
good at anything is to practice,
and then practice some more.
- Pete Rose

The only important thing I have to say is that my father
never fought against his country.
- Zinedine Zidane

My father was the guy on the block who said hi to everyone.
- Damon Wayans

My father always told me that
all businessmen were sons of bitches,
but I never believed it till now.
- John F. Kennedy

It is much easier to become a father than to be one.
- Kent Nerburn

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

The existence of an anthropomorphic
"Father-figure" deity is not impossible,
merely exceptionally improbable and illogical.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Every parent is at some time the father of the unreturned prodigal,
with nothing to do but keep his house open to hope.
- John Ciardi

My father would take me to the playground,
and put me on mood swings.
- Jay London

Whenever I fail as a father or husband...
a toy and a diamond always works.
- Shahrukh Khan

My father? I never knew him.
Never even seen a picture of him.
- Eminem

The Godhead consists of the Father, the Son,
and the Holy Spirit.
The Father is a material being.
- Orson Pratt

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

My father taught me how to substitute realities.
- Mira Sorvino

She got her looks from her father.
He's a plastic surgeon.
- Groucho Marx

When I was 18, I thought my father was pretty dumb.
After a while when I got to be 21, I was amazed to
find out how much he'd learned in three years.
- Frank Butler

I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father's equal,
and I never loved any other man as much.
- Hedy Lamarr

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

Family life was wonderful.
The streets were bleak.
The playgrounds were bleak.
But home was always warm.
My mother and father had a great relationship.
I always felt 'safe' there.
- Robert Cormier

Because of my father, we are that Shining City on a Hill.
- Michael Reagan

No, I never thought about my father's money as my money.
- Christie Hefner

A father is a man who expects his son to be as good a man as he meant to be,
A father is someone who carries pictures where his money used to be.
- Frank Howard Clark

I've said it before, but it's absolutely true:
My mother gave me my drive,
but my father gave me my dreams.
Thanks to him, I could see a future.
- Liza Minelli

Life was a lot simpler when what we honored was father and mother
rather than all major credit cards.
- Robert Orben

My father...
had sharper eyes than the rest of our people.
- Chief Joseph

If my father had hugged me even once,
I'd be an accountant right now.
- Ray Romano

I pressed my father's hand and told him I would protect his grave with my life.
My father smiled and passed away to the spirit land.
- Chief Joseph

My grandfather, along with Carnegie,
was a pioneer in philanthropy,
which my father then practiced on a very large scale.
- David Rockefeller

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

Confused Memories of Childhood:
Hate to my father, cruel hate,
confused with love - a mix not great.
The man I love - the man I hate;
the man I want to emulate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nobody ever asks a father how he manages to combine marriage and a career.
- Sam Ewing

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

My father wasn't really involved and my mom is the light in my life.
- Marion Jones

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

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

There's really no point in having children if you're
not going to be home enough to father them.
- Anthony Edwards

I have a lot of very close girlfriends and sisters -
I'm from an all female family.
My father often quips that even the cat was neutered!
- Shirley Manson

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

I never had a speech from my father 'this is what you
must do or shouldn't do' but I just learned to be led by example.
My father wasn't perfect.
- Adam Sandler

I have always thought of Walt Disney as my second father.
- Annette Funicello

Aeneas carried his aged father on his back from the
ruins of Troy and so do we all,
whether we like it or not, perhaps even if we have never known them.
- Angela Carter

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

Child-rearing is my main interest now.
I'm a hands-on father.
- Sean Penn


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