„All parents damage their children. It cannot be helped. Youth, like pristine glass, absorbs the prints of its handlers. Some parents smudge, others crack, a few shatter childhoods completely into jagged little pieces, beyond repair.“

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„There is some irony in the fact that children imagine that parents can do what they want, and parents imagine that children do.“

—  Shulamith Firestone Feminist 1945 - 2012

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„A tree
Cannot grow
In its parents’ shadows.“

—  Octavia E. Butler American science fiction writer 1947 - 2006
Chapter 7 (p. 82).

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„There are no illegitimate children, only illegitimate parents.“

—  Leon Rene Yankwich United States federal judge 1888 - 1975
Zipkin v. Mozon (June 1928) Quoted in Oxford Dictionary of Medical Quotations by Peter McDonald (2004) p. 108

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