“’Who will kiss you? Who will rock you to sleep?’ His voice was slow, drowsy.
‘You never did,” I said, trying to tease him. “You were more father to me than my father, but you never did that.’
‘Someone should. Someone should love you. I will bite him if he will not.'”
― Rachel Hartman,
“Sometimes I think my papa is an accordion. When he looks at me and smiles and breathes, I hear the notes.”
― Markus Zusak,
“I could have asked my father lots of questions. I could have. But there was something in his face and eyes and in his crooked smile that prevented me from asking. I guess I didn’t believe he wanted me to know who he was. So I just collected clues. Watching my father read that book was another clue in my collection. Some day all the clues would come together. And I would solve the mystery of my father.”
― Benjamin Alire Sáenz,