The child is father of the man.
The fundamental defect of fathers, in our competitive society, is that they want their children to be a credit to them.
The most important influence in my childhood was my father.
My father was the most rational and the most dispassionate of men.
When I was a kid, I used to imagine animals running under my bed. I told my dad, and he solved the problem quickly. He cut the legs off the bed.