Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Writing is the process of finding something to distract you from writing, and of all the helpful distractions - adultery, alcohol and acedia, all of which aided our writing fathers - none can equal the Internet.
I am first-generation American, so I didn't grow up in the South or have any relatives who were slaves. My forefathers were colonized.
Irish fathers still have certain responsibilities, and by the time my two daughters turned seven, they could swim, ride a bike, sing at least one part of a Woody Guthrie song, and recite all of W. B. Yeats's 'The Song of Wandering Aengus.'
My two grandfathers fought in World War II.
The one phrase you can use is that success has a thousand fathers, and failure is an orphan.
Sons have always a rebellious wish to be disillusioned by that which charmed their fathers.
Every man is responsible only for his own acts. The sons do not inherit the sins of the fathers. But can we say: that was long ago, they were different?
Success has many fathers and failure is an orphan.
Unfortunately, some of the best fathers are mothers.