83 Quotes About Fathers

Quotes About Fathers

1. It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father. – Pope John XXIII

2. When one has not had a good father, one must create one. – Friedrich Nietzsche

3. My father? I never knew him. Never even seen a picture of him. – Eminem

4. 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. – Hedy Lamarr

5. Whoever does not have a good father should procure one. – Friedrich Nietzsche

6. I made a decision when my father passed away that I was going to be who God made me to be and not try to preach like my father. – Joel Osteen

7. I stopped loving my father a long time ago. What remained was the slavery to a pattern. – Anais Nin

8. I just wish I could understand my father. – Michael Jackson

9. I know that I will never find my father in any other man who comes into my life, because it is a void in my life that can only be filled by him. – Halle Berry

10. Fathers are biological necessities, but social accidents. – Margaret Mead

11. Sons have always a rebellious wish to be disillusioned by that which charmed their fathers. – Aldous Huxley

12. The place of the father in the modern suburban family is a very small one, particularly if he plays golf. – Bertrand Russell

13. My father was my teacher. But most importantly he was a great dad. – Beau Bridges

14. The fundamental defect of fathers, in our competitive society, is that they want their children to be a credit to them. – Bertrand Russell

15. I have never been a material girl. My father always told me never to love anything that cannot love you back. – Imelda Marcos

16. Every parent is at some time the father of the unreturned prodigal, with nothing to do but keep his house open to hope. – John Ciardi

17. Babies don’t need fathers, but mothers do. Someone who is taking care of a baby needs to be taken care of. – Amy Heckerling

18. A father is a man who expects his son to be as good a man as he meant to be. – Frank A. Clark

19. All the learnin’ my father paid for was a bit o’ birch at one end and an alphabet at the other. – George Eliot

20. Undeservedly you will atone for the sins of your fathers. – Horace

21. I pressed my father’s hand and told him I would protect his grave with my life. My father smiled and passed away to the spirit land. – Chief Joseph

22. A father is always making his baby into a little woman. And when she is a woman he turns her back again. – Enid Bagnold

23. It is much easier to become a father than to be one. – Kent Nerburn

24. There’s sometimes a weird benefit to having an alcoholic, violent father. He really motivated me in that I never wanted to be anything like him. – Dean Koontz

25. My father was not a failure. After all, he was the father of a president of the United States. – Harry S. Truman

26. I hope I am remembered by my children as a good father. – Orson Scott Card

27. The child is father of the man. – William Wordsworth

28. My father… had sharper eyes than the rest of our people. – Chief Joseph

29. Being a father, being a friend, those are the things that make me feel successful. – William Hurt

30. Dad was the only adult male I ever trusted. – Michael Reagan

31. An angry father is most cruel towards himself. – Publilius Syrus

32. There is too much fathering going on just now and there is no doubt about it fathers are depressing. – Gertrude Stein

33. The time not to become a father is eighteen years before a war. – E. B. White

34. My father taught me that the only way you can make good at anything is to practice, and then practice some more. – Pete Rose

35. When I was 18, I thought my father was pretty dumb. After a while when I got to be 21, I was amazed to find out how much he’d learned in three years. – Frank Butler

36. I kept my babies fed. I could have dumped them, but I didn’t. I decided that whatever trip I was on, they were going with me. You’re looking at a real daddy. – Barry White

37. Whenever I fail as a father or husband… a toy and a diamond always works. – Shahrukh Khan

38. Humor is always based on a modicum of truth. Have you ever heard a joke about a father-in-law? – Dick Clark

39. It is impossible to please all the world and one’s father. – Jean de La Fontaine

40. A dramatic thing, the first time you stand up to your dad. – Lenny Kravitz

41. A father’s disappointment can be a very powerful tool. – Michael Bergin

 
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42. It was my father who taught me to value myself. He told me that I was uncommonly beautiful and that I was the most precious thing in his life. – Dawn French

43. But the love of adventure was in father’s blood. – Buffalo Bill

44. I’m a father. It isn’t just my life any more. I don’t want my kid finding bottles in the house or seeing his father completely smashed. – Billie Joe Armstrong

45. My father never raised his hand to any one of his children, except in self-defense. – Fred Allen

46. I never had a speech from my father ‘this is what you must do or shouldn’t do’ but I just learned to be led by example. My father wasn’t perfect. – Adam Sandler

47. I wanted to take up music, so my father bought me a blunt instrument. He told me to knock myself out. – Jay London

48. My father wouldn’t get us a TV, he wouldn’t allow a TV in the house. – Janis Joplin

49. The surprising thing about fatherhood was finding my inner mush. Now I want to share it with the world. – Christopher Meloni

50. I inherited that calm from my father, who was a farmer. You sow, you wait for good or bad weather, you harvest, but working is something you always need to do. – Miguel Indurain

51. The most important influence in my childhood was my father. – DeForest Kelley

52. My father was grounded, a very meat-and-potatoes man. He was a baker. – Anthony Hopkins

53. My father-in-law gets up at 5 o’clock in the morning and watches the Discovery Channel. I don’t know why there’s this big rush to do this. – Jeff Foxworthy

54. Feels good to try, but playing a father, I’m getting a little older. I see now that I’m taking it more serious and I do want that lifestyle. – Adam Sandler

55. I’m more comfortable with whatever’s wrong with me than my father was whenever he felt he failed or didn’t measure up to the standard he set. – John Malkovich

56. I wasn’t anything special as a father. But I loved them and they knew it. – Sammy Davis, Jr.

57. Watching your husband become a father is really sexy and wonderful. – Cindy Crawford

58. Father or stepfather – those are just titles to me. They don’t mean anything. – Oliver Hudson

59. If my father had hugged me even once, I’d be an accountant right now. – Ray Romano

60. What harsh judges fathers are to all young men! – Terence

61. My father, he was like the rock, the guy you went to with every problem. – Gwyneth Paltrow

62. My father wants me to be like my brother, but I can’t be. – Robert Mapplethorpe

63. I would never have done what I’d done if I’d considered my father as somebody I wanted to please. – Robert Mapplethorpe

64. Nobody ever asks a father how he manages to combine marriage and a career. – Sam Ewing

65. Father told me that if I ever met a lady in a dress like yours, I must look her straight in the eyes. – Prince Charles

66. My father was the guy on the block who said hi to everyone. – Damon Wayans

67. My grandfather, along with Carnegie, was a pioneer in philanthropy, which my father then practiced on a very large scale. – David Rockefeller

68. I love the comic opportunities that come up in the context of a father-son relationship. – Harrison Ford

69. I wanted to be a forest ranger or a coal man. At a very early age, I knew I didn’t want to do what my dad did, which was work in an office. – Harrison Ford

70. That is the thankless position of the father in the family – the provider for all, and the enemy of all. – August Strindberg

71. As Daddy said, life is 95 percent anticipation. – Gloria Swanson

72. I was raised by free-spirited people, though my father gave me a very strong work ethic. – Diane Lane

73. As a little girl I used to daydream about my real father coming on a white horse to rescue me. – Christine Keeler

74. Do you know that other than my father, I’ve never had a man take care of me? – Dionne Warwick

75. Employee fathers need to step up to the plate and put their family needs on the table. – James Levine

76. I love my dad, although I’m definitely critical of him sometimes, like when his pants are too tight. But I love him so much and I try to be really supportive of him. – Liv Tyler

77. Child-rearing is my main interest now. I’m a hands-on father. – Sean Penn

78. Because of my father, we are that Shining City on a Hill. – Michael Reagan

79. No, I never thought about my father’s money as my money. – Christie Hefner

80. But I have to be careful not to let the world dazzle me so much that I forget that I’m a husband and a father. – Herbie Hancock

81. I have always thought of Walt Disney as my second father. – Annette Funicello

82. My father was never anti-anything in our house. – Errol Flynn

83. Aeneas carried his aged father on his back from the ruins of Troy and so do we all, whether we like it or not, perhaps even if we have never known them. – Angela Carter

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