Countries are either mothers or fathers, and engender the emotional bristle secretly reserved for either sire.
— Edna O'Brien

I would endeavour to deserve my life, sire.
— Thomas Blood

I have two children. I have a daughter 29, and a daughter four. They are 25 years apart, so you speak about generations and I must tell you, I have a philosophy and that is every 25 years I'm going to sire another child.
— Burt Ward