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Sigrid Undset Quotes and Sayings

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Most of my father's life consisted of traveling to
almost every part of Europe.
- Sigrid Undset

I was sent to a school because my father was already
aware that his days were numbered,
and he was anxious for me to acquire a good education
and follow in his footsteps.
- Sigrid Undset

I rolled myself up into a tight ball of resistance
and it was thus that I went through my school years.
- Sigrid Undset

I went to work in an office and learned,
among other lessons, to do things I did not care for,
and to do them well.
Before I left this office, two of my books had already been published.
- Sigrid Undset

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Our Father and Our God, unto thee, O Lord we lift our souls.
- William Pennington

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

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

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

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 child is father of the man.
- William Wordsworth

Being a father, being a friend, those are the things
that make me feel successful.
- William Hurt

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

It was my father who taught me to value myself.
He told me that I was uncommonly beautiful and that
I was the most precious thing in his life.
- Dawn French

Being a father helps me be more responsible...
you see more things than you've ever seen.
- Kid Rock

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

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

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

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

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

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

My father never raised his hand to any one of his children,
except in self-defense.
- Fred Allen

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

Both my mother and father were very supportive of any
career move any of us wanted to make.
- James Gandolfini

A man knows when he is growing old because he begins to look like his father.
- Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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

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

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

If the new American father feels bewildered and even defeated,
let him take comfort from the fact that whatever he
does in any fathering situation has a fifty percent chance of being right.
- Bill Cosby

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

I would never have done what I'd done if I'd considered
my father as somebody I wanted to please.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

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

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

It is my feeling that Time ripens all things;
with Time all things are revealed; Time is the father of truth.
- Francois Rabelais

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

My father and I have a very good relationship.
We always got along.
But I always scold him.
- Amy Sedaris

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

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

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

My father wants me to be like my brother,
but I can't be.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

I grew up not liking my father very much.
I never saw him cry.
But he must have.
Everybody cries.
- Charley Pride

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

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

But the love of adventure was in father's blood.
- Buffalo Bill

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

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

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

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

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

Father or stepfather - those are just titles to me.
They don't mean anything.
- Oliver Hudson

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

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

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


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