Daddy's got an arm
And baby's gonna harm his arm
By tearing it off his dad
Baby's building a tower into space
Space is where he's gonna find his dad.
Bruce Banner: Maybe once you were my father. But you're not now and you never will be.
David Banner: Is that so? Well, I got news for you. I didn't come here to see you. I came here to see my son. My real son. The one inside of you. You're nothing but a superficial shell...a husk of flimsy consciousness...ready to be torn off at a moment's notice.
Noah Cross: As you found out, Evelyn was lost to me a long time ago.
Gittes: Who do you blame for that — her?
Cross: I don't blame myself.
"I've got a secret for you, Mr. President. Your father was a prick who could never get over the fact that he wasn't as smart as his brothers."
—Mrs. Landingham, The West Wing ("Two Cathedrals")
Wesley Wyndam-Price: You never had any use for me as a child, and you can't bear the thought of me as an adult. Tell me, father, what is it that galls you so, that I was never as good at the job as you? or that I just might be better?
Roger Wyndam-Price: Oh, yes, this is Los Angeles. We have to talk about our feelings. Then maybe we'll hug.
Wesley: It's doubtful.
"You are an ill-made, spiteful little creature full of envy, lust, and low cunning. Men's laws give you the right to bear my name and display my colors since I cannot prove that you are not mine. And to teach me humility, the gods have condemned me to watch you waddle about wearing that proud lion that was my father's sigil and his father's before him. But neither gods nor men will ever compel me to let you turn Casterly Rock into your whorehouse. Go, now. Speak no more of your rights to Casterly Rock. Go!"
— Tywin Lannister speaking to Tyrion, Game of Thrones, "Valar Dohaeri"
"There seems to be a good deal of bitterness in a family that is closer to that of the Louds than to Judge Hardy's. But this is par for the course in the families of celebrities in general, and of politicians in particular. A ballet-dancer son with his mother's nose did not go down well. A daughter who decided to run for the Senate (and support the ERA) did not go down well, either. So in 1982 Ronnie and his brother, Neil, helped to defeat Maureen, which was a pity because she would have been a more honorable public servant than her father."
—Gore Vidal, "Ronnie and Nancy: A Life in Pictures"
Chris: As much as I’ve criticized Smallville for being a slight to the character of Superman — being that Smallville‘s Clark is wishy-washy and refuses to Superman up — this episode made me think it’s just as much a slight to Lex’s character. The real villain would seem to be Lionel.
David: I presume Lex was trying to not be a total douchebag and ended up becoming one anyway. But honestly, Lionel treats his family like Darkseid treats his minions.
—Chris Sims and David Uzumeri on Smallville ("Luthor")
"For a year, we waited for a solid glimpse of the final season's Big Bad: Darkseid himself, the evil god of Apokolips, and one of Superman's most dangerous foes. And do we get to see him here, so close to the end? Of course not. Keeping with the Smallville tradition of inducing nerd blue balls, we instead get a scenario where the ghost of Clark's biological father (Jor-El) takes his son's powers away and gives them to Lois instead. Apparently, this is to demonstrate the challenges Clark will face as a Kryptonian on earth. Although, why Jor-El thinks such great responsibility can be trusted to the very woman he's trying to discourage Clark from marrying is beyond me."
"Just in case you felt sympathy for Kane, Edge reminded fans why kidnapping his father was justified, pointing out that Kane had done evil things in the past. This was transparently absurd... Did Paul Bearer ever rape Lita? Did Paul Bearer ever hook up a car battery to Shane Mcmahon's testicles? Did Paul Bearer ever bury The Undertaker alive? No, it wasn’t Paul Bearer who did all those things, but Kane. Paul only did one of those three things. (twice)"
"It is not uncommon to find in wealthy and powerful patients an extremely low tolerance for frustration,...'These people have to win,' Dr. Karasu said. He described another patient, a tennis enthusiast, who was so humiliated when his 16-year-old son began beating him that he gave up playing.
'He said: ‘It’s a silly game. You just hit the ball, they hit it back. What is to be gained from this?’' Dr. Karasu said. 'After that, he tried to discourage his son from playing.'"
—Eric Konigsberg, "Age of Riches - Challenges of $600-a-Session Patients"