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Robert Bly Quotes and Sayings

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When a father, absent during the day,
returns home at six, his children receive only his temperament,
not his teaching.
- Robert Bly

Related topics: Dad

The beginning of love is a horror of emptiness.
- Robert Bly

It is surely a great calamity for a human being to have no obsessions.
- Robert Bly

By the time a man is 35 he knows that the images of the right man,
the tough man, the true man which he received in high
school do not work in life.
- Robert Bly

 

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

But I have to be careful not to let the world dazzle
me so much that I forget that I'm a husband and a father.
- Herbie Hancock

I wasn't anything special as a father.
But I loved them and they knew it.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

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

As a little girl I used to daydream about my real father
coming on a white horse to rescue me.
- Christine Keeler

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

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

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

My father was an Episcopalian minister,
and I've always been comforted by the power of prayer.
- Anna Lee

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

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

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

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

My father wouldn't get us a TV, he wouldn't allow a TV in the house.
- Janis Joplin

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

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

My father, he was like the rock, the guy you went to with every problem.
- Gwyneth Paltrow

I'm more comfortable with whatever's wrong with me
than my father was whenever he felt he failed or didn't
measure up to the standard he set.
- John Malkovich

I have never been a material girl.
My father always told me never to love anything that cannot love you back.
- Imelda Marcos

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

I wanted to take up music, so my father bought me a blunt instrument.
He told me to knock myself out.
- Jay London

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

My father was always telling himself no one was perfect,
not even my mother.
- Broderick Crawford

The child is father of the man.
- William Wordsworth

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

It is easier for a father to have children than for
children to have a real father.
- Pope John XXIII

I stopped loving my father a long time ago.
What remained was the slavery to a pattern.
- Anais Nin

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

The most important influence in my childhood was my father.
- DeForest Kelley

The place of the father in the modern suburban family is a very small one,
particularly if he plays golf.
- Bertrand Russell

Growing up, I've enjoyed hunting with my father.
- Dale Earnhardt

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

When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant
I could hardly stand to have the old man around.
But when I got to be 21, I was astonished
at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
- Mark Twain

When you have a good mother and no father,
God kind of sits in.
It's not enough, but it helps.
- Dick Gregory

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

My father was not a failure.
After all, he was the father of a president of the United States.
- Harry S. Truman

My Father had a profound influence on me.
He was a lunatic.
- Spike Milligan

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

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

My father was grounded, a very meat-and-potatoes man.
He was a baker.
- Anthony Hopkins

I inherited that calm from my father,
who was a farmer.
You sow, you wait for good or bad weather,
you harvest, but working is something you always need to do.
- Miguel Indurain

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

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

My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person,
he believed in me.
- Jim Valvano

I hope I am remembered by my children as a good father.
- Orson Scott Card

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

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 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

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

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

No matter how old we become, we can still call them
'Holy Mother' and 'Father' and put a child-like trust in them.
- Desmond Morris

You don't have to deserve your mother's love.
You have to deserve your father's.
- Robert Frost

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

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


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