„Marriage? That's for life! It's like cement!“

— Woody Allen American screenwriter, director, actor, comedian, author, playwright, and musician 1935

What's New, Pussycat? (1965).




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„They are like glistening wet otters frolicking.“

— Boris Johnson British politician, historian and journalist 1964

Telegraph column, 31 July 2012On woman's beach volleyball at the 2012 Olympic Games.2010s, 2012


„The bigger they are, the harder they fall. And the better the world liked seeing them fall.“

— Loretta Chase, book Lord of Scoundrels

Source: Lord of Scoundrels


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„Whatever makes men good Christians, makes them good citizens.“

— Daniel Webster Leading American senator and statesman. January 18, 1782 – October 24, 1852. Served as the Secretary of State for three… 1782 - 1852

Speech at Plymouth, Massachusetts (22 December 1820)


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„Real music is always revolutionary, for it cements the ranks of the people; it arouses them and leads them onward.“

— Dmitri Shostakovich Russian composer and pianist 1906 - 1975

"The Power of Music" (1964), translated in Music Journal, September 1965, p. 37.


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„The best way to make children good is to make them happy.“

— Oscar Wilde Irish writer and poet 1854 - 1900

Variant: The best way to make children good is to make them happy.


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„I love teaching. It's a job that lasts forever. Whatever you teach children today travels with them far into the future.“

— Mary Pope Osborne American children's writer 1949

Source: Twister on Tuesday


„Listen to them. Children of the night, what music they make.“

— Garrett Fort screenwriter 1900 - 1945

Dracula, in his castle, when he hears wolves howlingDracula (1931)


„Listen to them — children of the night. What music they make.“

— Bram Stoker, book Dracula

Dracula referring to the howling of the wolves to Jonathan Harker.Dracula (1897)


„… there are some children who aren't really children at all, they're just pillars of flame that burn everything they touch. And there are some children who are just pillars of ash, that fall apart when you touch them…“

— Sherman Alexie Native American author and filmmaker 1966

Source: Smoke Signals: A Screenplay


„Children learn best when they like their teacher and they think their teacher likes them.“

— Gordon Neufeld Canadian psychologist 1947

Source: Hold On to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers


„In great states, children are always trying to remain children, and the parents wanting to make men and women of them. In vile states, the children are always wanting to be men and women, and the parents to keep them children.“

— John Ruskin English writer and art critic 1819 - 1900

Mornings in Florence, part III, section 49 (1875).


„My philosophy when it came to pets was much like that of having children: You got what you got, and you loved them unconditionally regardless of whatever their personalities or flaws turned out to be.“

— Gwen Cooper American novelist 1971

Source: Homer's Odyssey


„The thing that impresses me most about America is the way parents obey their children.“

— Edward VIII of the United Kingdom king of the United Kingdom and its dominions in 1936 1894 - 1972

Look magazine, 5 March 1957.Source: "Edward VIII, afterwards Duke of Windsor" The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations. Ed. Elizabeth Knowles. Oxford University Press, 2004. Oxford Reference Online. Oxford University Press. Accessed on 21 November 2008 http://www.oxfordreference.com/views/ENTRY.html?subview=Main&entry=t115.e1010


„When I hear people talk about juggling, or the sacrifices they make for their children, I look at them like they're crazy, because 'sacrifice' infers that there was something better to do than being with your children.“

— Chris Rock American comedian, actor, screenwriter, television producer, film producer, and director 1965


„You dress her in a wet T-shirt and make her carry the bags? Damn, Cade, I like how you roll" - Rok“

— Kresley Cole American writer

Source: Dark Desires After Dusk


„I've sucked way too much cement for this year. Bad juju rising off them city sidewalks. I need to babble with a brook or two, inhale starlight, make friends with some trees.“

— Tom Robbins, Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates

Source: Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates


„Only children tell the whole truth, you know. That's what makes them children.“

— Stephen King, Pet Sematary

Source: Pet Sematary




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„Candour’s the cement of friendship.“

— F. Anstey English novelist and journalist 1856 - 1934

Source: The Brass Bottle (1900), Chapter 1, “Horace Ventimore Receives a Commission”


„If you make the smokestacks out of children, who will you force to clean them?“

— John Hodgman, book The Areas of My Expertise

May 17, 2006The Areas of My Expertise (2005), Appearances on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart