"As I get older and I get a few more years experience I become more like Dad, you know, King Lear."
"It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father."David Crystal on Pope John XXIII
"When one has not had a good father, one must create one."David Crystal on Friedrich Nietzsche
"My father? I never knew him. Never even seen a picture of him."David Crystal on Eminem
"I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father's equal, and I never loved any other man as much."David Crystal on Hedy Lamarr
"Whoever does not have a good father should procure one."David Crystal on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Academics don't normally manage to alter people's way of thinking through their strength of argument."
"Ever since the arrival of printing - thought to be the invention of the devil because it would put false opinions into people's minds - people have been arguing that new technology would have disastrous consequences for language."