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My naked daughters have nothing to be ashamed of. I wouldn’t be naked in front of them in case they thought I was a nudist. Lucian Freud
It’s just the age when nothing fits. Rebel Without a Cause 1955 starring James Dean & Natalie Wood & Sal Mineo & Jim Backus & Ann Doran & Corey Allen & William Hopper & Rochelle Hudson & Edward Platt & Nick Adams et al, director Nicholas Ray, mother to father of daughter
To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter. Euripedes
Certain is it that there is no kind of affection so purely angelic as of a father to a daughter. In love to our wives there is desire; to our sons, ambition; but to our daughters there is something which there are no words to express. Joseph Addison
Watching your daughter being collected by her date feels like handing over a million dollar Stradivarius to a gorilla. Jim Bishop
Daughter am I in my mother’s house, but mistress in my own. Rudyard Kipling
I have three daughters and I find as a result I played King Lear almost without rehearsal. Peter Ustinov
Alack what heinous sin is it in me
To be ashamed to be my father’s child!
But though I am a daughter to his blood,
I am not to his manners. William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice II iii 16-19, Jessica to Lancelot
Hamlet: Have you a daughter?
Polonius: I have, my lord.
Hamlet: Let her not walk i’ th’ sun. Conception is a blessing, but not as your daughter may conceive – Friend, look to ‘t. William Shakespeare, Hamlet II ii 183-185
Fathers, from hence trust not your daughter’s mind by what you see them act. William Shakespeare, Othello, Globe Theatre production, Sky Arts 2012
I am one, sir, that comes to tell you your daughter and the Moor are now making the beast with two backs. William Shakespeare, Othello I i 117-118, Iago
O thou foul thief, where hast thou stowed my daughter?
Damned as thou art, thou hast enchanted her. ibid. I ii 63-64, Brabanzio
Run from her guardage to the sooty bosom
Of such a thing as thou – to fear, not to delight.
Judge me the world if ’tis not gross in sense
That thou hast practiced on her with foul charms. ibid. I ii @71
I will a round unvarnished tale deliver
Of my whole course of love; what drugs, what charms,
What conjuration, and what mighty magic,
For such proceeding I am charged withal,
I won his daughter. ibid. I iii 90
… for we
Have no such daughter, nor shall ever see
That face of hers again. William Shakespeare, The History of King Lear I i @253, Lear
Are you our daughter? ibid. I iv 213, Lear
But yet thou art my flesh, my blood, my daughter –
Or rather a disease that lies within my flesh,
Which I must needs call mine. Thou art a boil,
A plague-sore, an embossed carbuncle
In my corrupted blood. ibid.
Hast thou given all to thy two daughters
And art thou come to this? ibid. III iv 43-44, Lear
What, has his daughters brought him to this pass? ibid. III iv 56, Lear
Now all the plagues that in the pendulous air
Hang fated o’er men’s faults fall on thy daughters! ibid. III iv 60-61, Lear
Nothing could have subdued nature
To such a lowness but his unkind daughters.
Is it the fashion that discarded fathers
Should have thus little mercy on their flesh?
Judicious punishment. ibid. III iv @63, Lear
I have done nothing but in care of thee,
Of thee, my dear one, thee, my daughter, who
Art ignorant of what thou art, naught knowing
Of when I am. William Shakespeare, The Tempest I ii @16, Prospero
Our Polly is a sad slut! Nor heeds what we have taught her.
I wonder any man alive will ever rear a daughter! John Gay, The Beggar’s Opera, 1728
Do not prostitute thy daughter, to cause her to be a whore; lest the land fall to whoredom, and the land become full of wickedness. Leviticus 19:29
And the daughter of any priest, if she profane herself by playing the whore, she profaneth her father: she shall be burnt with fire. Leviticus 21:9
And thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel, saying, If a man die, and have no son, then ye shall cause his inheritance to pass unto his daughter. Numbers 27:8
Now as they were making their hearts merry, behold, the men of the city, certain sons of Belial, beset the house round about, and beat at the door, and spake to the master of the house, the old man, saying, Bring forth the man that came into thine house, that we may know him.
And the man, the master of the house, went out unto them, and said unto them, Nay, my brethren, nay, I pray you, do not so wickedly; seeing that this man is come into mine house, do not this folly.
Behold, here is my daughter a maiden, and his concubine; them I will bring out now, and humble ye them, and do with them what seemeth good unto you: but unto this man do not so vile a thing.
But the men would not hearken to him: so the man took his concubine, and brought her forth unto them; and they knew her, and abused her all the night until the morning: and when the day began to spring, they let her go.
Then came the woman in the dawning of the day, and fell down at the door of the man's house where her lord was, till it was light.
And her lord rose up in the morning, and opened the doors of the house, and went out to go his way: and, behold, the woman his concubine was fallen down at the door of the house, and her hands were upon the threshold.
And he said unto her, Up, and let us be going. But none answered. Then the man took her up upon an ass, and the man rose up, and gat him unto his place.
And when he was come into his house, he took a knife, and laid hold on his concubine, and divided her, together with her bones, into twelve pieces, and sent her into all the coasts of Israel. Judges 19:22-29
Moreover the Lord saith, Because the daughters of Zion are haughty, and walk with stretched forth necks and wanton eyes, walking and mincing as they go, and making a tinkling with their feet:
Therefore the Lord will smite with a scab the crown of the head of the daughters of Zion, and the Lord will discover their secret parts. Isaiah 3:16&17
If thy daughter be shameless, keep her in straitly, lest she abuse herself through overmuch liberty. Sirach/Ecclesiasticus 26:10
The father waketh for the daughter, when no man knoweth; and the care for her taketh away sleep: when she is young, lest she pass away the flower of her age; and being married, lest she should be hated:
In her virginity, lest she should be defiled and gotten with child in her father's house; and having an husband, lest she should misbehave herself; and when she is married, lest she should be barren.
Keep a sure watch over a shameless daughter, lest she make thee a laughingstock to thine enemies, and a byword in the city, and a reproach among the people, and make thee ashamed before the multitude. Sirach/Ecclesiasticus 42:9-11
When I come home, my daughter will run to the door and give me a big hug, and everything that’s happened that day just melts away. Hugh Jackman
Don’t tell your kids you had an easy birth or they won’t respect you. For years I used to wake up my daughter and say, ‘Melissa you ripped me to shreds. Now go back to sleep.’ Joan Rivers