„We all come into the world with baggage which, in the end, we have no hope of reclaiming, The main item in mine was my father.“
— Robert Hughes Australian critic, historian, writer 1938 - 2012
Things I Didn't Know (2006)
„Being the undisputed world champion is a relief. We instituted a unified chess title, I am the absolute world champion.“
— Viswanathan Anand Indian chess player 1969
Quotations by 60 Greatest Indians, Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology http://resourcecentre.daiict.ac.in/eresources/iresources/quotations.html,
„I will defend my title as heavyweight champion of the world against all comers, none barred. By this I mean black, Mexican, Indian or any other nationality without regard to color, size or nativity. I propose to be the champion of the world, not the white or the Canadian or the American or any other limited degree of champion.“
— Tommy Burns (boxer)
Statement of (3 February 1906) after his win against Marvin Hart, as quoted in a profile of Jack Johnson, at Unforgivable Blackness at PBS (2005) http://www.pbs.org/unforgivableblackness/sparring/rise.html.
„Nothing threatens a father’s involvement in the family more than his obligation to be the family’s “financial womb,” creating “The Father’s ‘Catch-22’”: loving the family by being away from the family. It is the irony of traditional fatherhood: being a father by not being a father.“
— Warren Farrell author, spokesperson, expert witness, political candidate 1943
Father and Child Reunion (2001), p. 90.
— Helmut Schmidt Chancellor of West Germany 1974-1982 1918 - 2015
in "Because Germany has to change" DIE ZEIT 22/2003 22. Mai 2003 http://www.zeit.de/2003/22/01n____leit_schmidt_text
„Having lost a father and grandmother to gun violence, it is a familiar feeling to me, and I embrace the families of the victims in my heart and prayers.“
— Bernice King American minister, daughter of Martin Luther King, Jr. 1963
"A Call for Prayer – and Action -- Against Violence in America" (2012), Context: The mind and heart reel at the thought of the sheer evil and brutality that makes such horrific tragedies possible as the killings in Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Having lost a father and grandmother to gun violence, it is a familiar feeling to me, and I embrace the families of the victims in my heart and prayers. It is painful beyond measure to lose a loving father and grandmother to violence. But to lose a beloved child and the adults who were dedicated to educating the children to sudden, senseless violence in the midst of the holiday season must be a feeling that is beyond comprehension.
„Bassett was a member of parliament and a cousin on my father's side of the family. My father delivered him and it became plain in later days that he must have dropped him.“
— David Lange New Zealand politician and 32nd Prime Minister of New Zealand 1942 - 2005
Source: David Lange, My Life (2005), p. 98 Referring to his former Cabinet colleague Dr Michael Bassett, who was delivered by his Doctor father.
— William Blake English Romantic poet and artist 1757 - 1827
„In the Surrealist period, I wanted to create the iconography of the interior world and the world of the marvelous, of my father Freud. Today, the exterior world and that of physics has transcended the one of psychology. My father today is Dr. Heisenberg.“
— Salvador Dalí Spanish artist 1904 - 1989
Quotes of Salvador Dali, 1951 - 1960, Quote from his Anti-Matter Manifesto', 1958; as cited on Wikipedia: Salvador Dali
„I achieved something once again, I think we all want to put a mark on life. I dream, and my dreams always come true. I dreamed I was the heavyweight champion of the world. I am the heavyweight champion of the world.“
— Larry Holmes American boxer 1949
As quoted in "Sport: Larry Holmes: I Still Have It" by Tom Callahan in TIME (21 June 1982).
„Those days, poor teachers and poor policemen alone would have maximum children. But my father believed in a sort of family planning. He was known as family planning teacher then.“
— C. N. R. Rao Indian chemist 1934
Scientist wonders why nobody asks him about Dan David prize (2013)
— Lewis Morris (poet) Welsh poet in the English language 1833 - 1907
The Epic of Hades (1877), "Herakles".