„We lost a place, but my daughter was born at the same time. We were taking care of her in Los Angeles, because there’s a tradition that you don’t travel with a newborn. To give their body a chance to acclimate. So, literally, we were lying in bed, and my sister called me and said, ‘Turn on the TV.’ Our daughter’s lying there between us, and I looked over at my lady and said, ‘Baby, our place is gone!’ I just turned to my daughter and started kissing her. ‘That’s why you came, my girl. You saved our lives… you’re a lifesaver!“
Wesley Snipes, Wesley Snipes interview: 'Robert Downey Jr called me for advice about Iron Man' http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/film/11016602/Wesley-Snipes-interview-Robert-Downey-Jr-called-me-for-advice-about-Iron-Man.html, Daily Telegraph, 9 August 2014
„I know a girl;
She puts the color inside of my world.
But she's just like a maze
Where all of the walls all continually change.
And I've done all I can
To stand on her steps with my heart in my hands.
Now I'm starting to see
Maybe it's got nothing to do with me.Fathers, be good to your daughters,
Daughters will love like you do.
Girls become lovers who turn into mothers,
So mothers, be good to your daughters too.“
— John Mayer guitarist and singer/songwriter 1977
Song lyrics, Heavier Things (2003)
— Toni Morrison, kniha Beloved
Beloved (1987), Ch. 22
„Did you know babies are nauseated by the smell of a clean shirt? You put on something from the cleaners, they're gonna spit up just like that. My wardrobe looks like we have condors living in our yard. And if you play with 'em too hard, they'll spew like a can of beer. I like to shake my daughter up, then hand her to people I don't like. "Hold her just a minute, would you?"“
— Jeff Foxworthy American stand-up comedian 1958
You Might Be a Redneck If… (1993)
— Dinah Craik English novelist and poet 1826 - 1887
"Young and Old"
„I'm reminded of the day my daughter came in, looked over my shoulder at some Perl 4 code, and said, 'What is that, swearing?“
— Larry Wall American computer programmer and author, creator of Perl 1954
Usenet postings, 1998
„Can you turn so you’re not pressed against me?”
“I could,” he said, his voice amused. “But then you would have to lie on top of me.”
My brain said, “NO.” My body went, “Wheee!“
— Ilona Andrews American husband-and-wife novelist duo
Zdroj: Burn for Me
„In my heart a place,
A most special place,
And it's all for you,
You're my girl, you're my, angel,
The will's the same for us,
Honey they can't be wrong,
Cause everybody knows it was hard to break the sorrow,
Then you came along“
— Seal (musician) British singer-songwriter 1963
„It's not always easy being her daughter.'
I think,' she said, 'sometimes it's hard no matter whose daughter you are.“
— Sarah Dessen, kniha Along for the Ride
Zdroj: Along for the Ride
Your shadow –
Looks nothing like you
She said passing me by
I pass her by with no regrets
My shadow is my care –
I’m of Darkness –
And Darkness is of me
If you know the place –
where it comes from?
She looked over her shoulder
Only a man She said
Only man – all over the place
wanders along his own steps“
— Marcin Malek Polish writer 1975
Among the things (2012), Page 86, verse I-II.
„I had been gone a fortnight when the telegram was put into my hands. I had got a letter from my sister, a few hours before, saying that all was well at home. The telegram said in five words that she had died suddenly the previous night. There was no mention of my mother, and I was three days' journey from home.
The news I got on reaching London was this: my mother did not understand that her daughter was dead, and they were waiting for me to tell her.“
— J. M. Barrie, kniha Margaret Ogilvy
Zdroj: Margaret Ogilvy (1897), Ch. 10
„Careful as we may be with our sons,
We cannot be certain they will not turn bandits and thieves.
We would all bring up our daughters to be ladies,
But who can say that they will not end up in courtesans' quarters?“
— Wang Chi-chen 1899 - 2001
Zdroj: Dream of the Red Chamber (1958), p. 14
„Because of Hillary Clinton, my daughters and all our sons and daughters now take for granted that a woman can be president of the United States.“
— Michelle Obama lawyer, writer, wife of Barack Obama and former First Lady of the United States 1964
2010s, 2016 Democratic National Convention (2016)
„It seems to me that the Pope's son, the Cardinal, is not in a condition for me to give him my daughter to wife. Make a cardinal who can marry and take off the hat, and then I will give him my daughter.“
— Frederick IV of Naples King of Naples 1451 - 1504
Dated 1498 or earlier. Quoted in Sarah Bradford, Cesare Borgia / His Life and Times (1976, George Weidenfeld and Nicolson Limited. London. Reprinted 1981. ISBN 0-297-77124-8), p. 72
„And so my child and I came to this place
To meet him eye to eye and face to face.
He made my daughter laugh, then we embraced.
We never knew what friends we had
Until we came to Leningrad.“
— Billy Joel American singer-songwriter and pianist 1949
Song lyrics, Storm Front (1989)
„That was the only time my mother saw me on stage. At one point in the play I am strangled and my mother jumped from her seat and screamed: 'No. You will not get away with murder. You cannot do this to my daughter.' Friends explained to her that this was not for real — that we were acting. But she made such a fuss. Everyone was so embarrassed. On stage my heart sank.“
— Miriam Makeba South African singer and civil rights activist 1932 - 2008
As quoted in Nkrumah, Gamal (1–7 November 2001)
Al-Ahram Weekly interview (2001)
„My veins are afire with music,
Her eyes have kissed me, my body is turned to light;
I shall dream to her secret heart tonight…“
— Conrad Aiken American novelist and poet 1889 - 1973
The House of Dust (1916 - 1917)