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Dad Father Quotes


"My father was the quintessential husband and dad." - Sidney Poitier

"If I could choose the perfect Dad There's no one I would rather Have Dad, than you Dad Coz you go further, Father Happy Birthday Father" - John Walter Bratton

"Any man can be a father. It takes someone special to be a dad." - Anne Geddes

"My father was a management genius. But what I really wanted was a dad." - Michael Jackson

"Dad, because you are my father it's been easy to believe in God." - John Walter Bratton

"Any man can be a father. It takes someone special to be a dad." - Anonymous

"And my dad, you're a great actor but you're a better father." - Angelina Jolie

"I will not say anything about my father. Period. I don't have a dad." - Vanilla Ice

"My father was my teacher. But most importantly he was a great dad." - Beau Bridges

"Zounds! I was never so bethumped with words since I first called my brother's father dad." - William Shakespeare

"My dad was very intelligent, had a very strong personality. I was amazed with my father." - Dolores Huerta

"My dad was a New York City cop. His father was a New York City fireman. And my mother's dad was a city taxi driver." - Joe Lhota

"But my mother and father were married when my mom was 20 and my dad was 24" - Rachael Leigh Cook

"But Dad and I are the only father-and-daughter acts who have both had No. 1 songs in England." - Lily Allen

"As a father, I do everything my dad didn't do. My son Beau's birth changed my life." - David Cassidy

"But my mother and father were married when my mom was 20 and my dad was 24." - Rachael Leigh Cook

"My father is sort of the jokester. My dad is still the funniest guy in our family." - Seth Meyers

"I grew up watching science fiction with my dad. It was kind of our little secret. It was our bonding time as father and daughter." - Katee Sackhoff

"Roger speaking to Brianna: It's too important. You don't forget having a dad." You do remember your father?" No. I remember yours." - Diana Gabaldon

"I'm more like my father, personality-wise. But my mom and I get alone really well, obviously, because my mom and my dad get along so well." - Jenna Bush

"George Washington, who said to his father, Dad, if I never tell I lie, how am I ever gonna become President? Never got a dinner!" - Red Buttons

"I once said to my father, when I was a boy, 'Dad we need a third political party.' He said to me, 'I'll settle for a second.'" - Ralph Nader

"My dad and all my family were into baseball. His brothers, my mom's brothers, my mom's father. Baseball was just always a part of our family." - Mark Teixeira

"My dad is a loving person. He would never disown me. At some point we will be together again. I love my father, and he loves me." - Mosab Hassan Yousef

"I've always taken my love of children from my father. He was a children magnet. Suddenly, having my first child hit home what my dad went through." - Robert Carlyle

"My dad is an unbelievable entrepreneur who balanced his life as a father and a president of two very successful companies." - Rachel Zoe

"I always wanted to be a father. I have a beautiful relationship with my dad and beautiful memories. I always knew I was going to have a family." - Ricky Martin

"My father was so good-natured and had such a happy disposition. I've always confused him with Jimmy Stewart. So, think Jimmy Stewart. That's my dad." - Jane Pauley

"My father was a physicist and also an activist. My first public protest was with my dad at Stanford. I came by all that honestly." - Joan Baez

"It's no surprise that I ended up in sportscasting. I lived this world with my father, Mike Storen. Dad was a sports executive for most of my childhood." - Hannah Storm

"When I was a boy, my own dad told me in a smiling and wistful way that it's a wise man that knows his own father." - Michael Leunig

"I'm more like my father, personality-wise. But my mom and I get alone really well - obviously, because my mom and my dad get along so well." - Jenna Bush

"My dad was a preacher. My relationship, for example, with my father - very difficult, and very painful, and it took me 50 years to wipe the face of my father off the face of God." - William P Young

"My life has always been with my dad. Since I can remember, I was raised by my father my entire life. So he's kind of been that mom and father figure - always." - Apolo Ohno

"My father wasn't a cruel man. And I loved him. But he was a pretty tough character. His own father was even tougher - one of those Victorians, hard as iron - but my dad was tough enough." - Anthony Hopkins

"I want my children to be proud of their father and to say, 'My father is the best dad in the world.' And I want them to belong to a modern family, and live a path of happiness and calm." - Ricky Martin

"I see God as my heavenly father, like my earthly father, as loving and kind. Yes, he disciplined me, he helped me make good decisions, but I knew my dad was always there for me. If I made a mistake, I wouldn't run from my dad, I'd go to him." - Joel Osteen

"The grief of losing my father has come in waves over the years, as it does with most people. His love and devotion as a father provided my closest, most intimate relationship. Dad, and our time together, is in my bones. While reflecting on him, the memories themselves seem to boil down into certain 'essences of Dad.'" - Jennifer Grant

"A lot of people don't realize this, but probably the one person that gets made fun of in 'South Park' more than anybody is my dad. Stan's father, Randy - my dad's name is Randy - that's my drawing of my dad; that's me doing my dad's voice. That is just my dad. Even Stan's last name, Marsh, was my dad's stepfather's name." - Trey Parker

"My earliest influences would definitely be my father, just seeing him play in different bands and going to his shows and going to the rehearsals. You know what I'm saying, it was the typical story of a son looking up to his dad. So the years that my father was around, my father was my biggest influence." - Jon Connor

"I never met a person as determined as my mother. From working hard for six kids to just trying to keep the household down or maintain my father's discipline, my dad, I'm so much like my father too. My father was so introverted, quiet, shy, nice. I got attributes from my father and mother." - Sugar Ray Leonard

"I feel connected to the Second World War because my father lost his father in that war. So, through my dad and the effect it had on him of losing his father young, I always felt connected to the war. It goes back years, but it still feels to me as if we're completely living in it." - Tom Hooper

"My father always said, 'Bet on yourself.'" - Jon Voight

"Bless me Father, I ate a lizard." - Walter M. Miller, Jr.

"Ignorance is the father of all fear." - Herman Melville

"Lawrence, of virtuous father virtuous son" - John Milton

"That's another story, replied my father." - Laurence Sterne

"Father! Can I box him? Please!" - C S Lewis

"Just as a father feels it is all ending and his children are off to start their own families, a new role begins. In midlife, Dad may experience his second "fatherhood" as a grandparent." - Alvin Francis Poussaint

"My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard. Mother would come out and say, "You're tearing up the grass"; "We're not raising grass," Dad would reply. "We're raising boys"." - Harmon Killebrew

"He gives the bastinado with his tongue; Our ears are cudgell'd; not a word of his, But buffets better than a fist of France: Zounds! I was never so bethump'd with words, Since I first called my brother's father, dad." - William Shakespeare

"I saw The Empire Strikes Back the week that it came out. My father was a huge Star Wars fan. And so when it came out, my dad took me." - Donald Faison

"When I was growing up, there was always somebody who wanted to pick a fight with me. I'd say, I'm not a famous boxer, my father is. If you want to fight somebody, go fight my Dad." - Richard Gibbons

"My father, I never knew, except for this one time when he threw a ball and told me to go fetch it. "Dad," I said. "Am I a dog?" "Lydia," he said. "I apologize." - Jaclyn Moriarty

"I talk to my dad all the time, he's more like my buddy than my father, and he's not happy that I use him in my act. But I tell him, I have to get something out of this." - David Spade

"My father, never chooses me for anything. Unless he needs a human shield. Thirty years and all I am to him is a hunk of meat to block buck shot. Told you dad needed me. Who's the best man now?" - Christopher Titus

"My parents got divorced. Early and ugly. My mum was nuts so I lived with my dad. We used to play a father/son games. Pin the blame on me, rock, paper, get me another beer, casino night." - Christopher Titus

"I don't know my biological father. That could have had a huge impact on my life had it not been for the fact that my dad married my mom when I was one and raised me as his own." - Rosario Dawson

"In THE WHISPERS, I played a father, with an amazingly talented actor, Kyle Breitkopf. I've played a dad a lot, so it's nice again to be in that world [in This Is Us]." - Milo Ventimiglia

"I played piano. I've always liked piano. My father played piano. Actually, to be fair, the sound of the harpsichord did annoy him a bit, and I thought, how can I annoy Dad? I'll play the harpsichord." - Mahan Esfahani

"In my entire life growing up I've never heard my dad say an unkind word about anyone. My father has always taken the high road in life and to me he's a complete inspiration without being a pushover." - Hugh Panaro

"My dad was a good man but an emotionally absent father, and so I had to look for that male attention somewhere else, and found it in a brother-in-law. He just happened to be an alcoholic." - Jim Hamilton

"I was born in 1929, that was the depression, so the golf course was manned by my father and two guys, they worked for my dad and they took me with them everywhere they went. And it was fun." - Arnold Palmer

"A lot of controversy over this possible invasion of Iraq. In fact, Nelson Mandela was so upset, he called Bush's dad. How embarrassing, when world leaders start calling your father." - Jay Leno

"I remember, as a kid, my dad always told me, "Getting older beats the alternative." Although, now my father actually is the alternative, so I don't know what he would say. He's completely dead." - Leslie Mann

"Thanks, Dad," she whispered in his ear. Then recovering her composure, she knelt before him and said, "I give thanks, my Father. May your decision be proved right and true." - Stuart Hill

"You can tell your uncle stuff that you could not tell your dad. That is kind of the role of an uncle. I feel very much like a father sometimes but sometimes I feel like a teammate." - Dusty Baker

"My dad came out of the Roosevelt era and the Depression. One person and one party made a difference in his life. That's what everybody forgot when they called my father and other people political bosses." - Richard M Daley

"If it wasn't for my sport and my father, I'd probably be a fallen statistic. I'd be dead; I'd be in jail. Luckily, I had a great dad in my life." - Apolo Ohno

"People are always going to assume I got my roles because of my father. There's not much I can do about that. He and I talk about the business sometimes, but he's my dad." - Spencer Grammer

"When my father died in my arms it had such a profound affect on me that at that very moment when my dad passed I realized that I needed to face my own fears." - Criss Angel

"Great dad. Yeah, he would ask me for money on birthdays and, you know, inappropriate times. And I just wrote him off like, 'You're not a father.' I just learned you cannot emotionally invest in people who are not attainable." - Drew Barrymore

"Go on daddy-daughter dates and father-and-sons' outings with your children. As a family, go on campouts and picnics, to ball games and recitals, to school programs, and so forth. Having Dad there makes all the difference." - Ezra Taft Benson

"One of the scary things is that, when you're a kid, you look at your dad as the man who has no fear. When you're an adult, you realize your father had fear, and that you have it, too." - David Duchovny

"The best word to describe my father? Thoughtful. There was a tender quality to Dad that his sense of fun could sometimes mask. But, above all, he was sensitive and looked out for those he loved." - Jennifer Grant

"I'm a father of four so whenever I'm not working my kids have their different sports, or plays, or school performances, so I don't do a whole lot of other stuff besides being a dad." - Christopher Judge

"As a father now, I wouldn't do what my dad did, because it left me feeling emotionally unstable as a kid. But he didn't do the things he did out of selfishness or malice." - Anthony Kiedis

"My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard. Mother would come out and say, 'You're tearing up the grass'; 'We're not raising grass,' Dad would reply. 'We're raising boys.'" - Harmon Killebrew

"My father was in the coal business in West Virginia. Both dad and mother were, however, originally from Massachusetts; New England, to them, meant the place to go if you really wanted an education." - John Knowles

"My dad is my best friend, my father, and my boss. When I do something that is exciting and he likes it, it feels three times as good as you can imagine." - David Lauren

"My father - until the day that my dad died - didn't know how many points you scored in a touchdown. He could say there were nine innings in baseball, but no intricacies of the sport." - Damon Lindelof

"My sensei was a British karate champion named Brian Fitkin. He was my mentor and because I had a hard relationship with my dad, he became a father figure to me." - Dolph Lundgren

"Being the son of a father who works so hard, I always wanted to be able take a lot of load off of my dad so he can just relax." - Romeo Miller

"My parents were divorced when I was three, and both my father and mother moved back into the homes of their parents. I spent the school year with my mother, and the summers with my dad." - Patricia Polacco

"My father was a tomato farmer. There is the phrase that says he or she worked their fingers to the bone, well, that's my dad. And he was a very good man." - Sidney Poitier

"You know my father as governor, as president, but I knew him as dad. I was so proud to have the Reagan name and to be Ronald Reagan's son." - Michael Reagan

"I started working out with my father the summer I was 13, which was incredible for our relationship. Those were my summers: working out with my dad, hanging out with my brothers, riding my bike. Pretty simple." - Michael Strahan

"My father was Catholic, my mother was Protestant, and because of that I got Christened in both churches, so I've got all these names... but my Dad always called me Mick." - Mickey Spillane

"I thought my dad was out of work, because my friends had fathers with briefcases who'd go off somewhere with bow ties on. But my father would finish breakfast and go back to his room." - Thomas Steinbeck

"When I was growing up my mother would say, 'Your dad may have to learn about being a father because he lost his own and that would have affected him'." - Tom Hooper

"My father moved to Hawaii from Brooklyn and my mother came there as a child from the Philippines. They met at a show where my dad was playing percussion. My mom was a hula dancer." - Bruno Mars

"I saw 'The Empire Strikes Back' the week that it came out. My father was a huge 'Star Wars' fan. And so when it came out, my dad took me." - Donald Faison

"My father was a food lover and a deadbeat dad, and maybe a connection between good food and bad dads was forged early, in the deepest folds of my subconscious, where we make so many decisions about our parents." - J R Moehringer

"My grandfather and my father disagreed about music, not least of all because my dad wanted to improvise. It wasn't just that he wanted to play different music; it was just that he came off the dots." - Elvis Costello

"Fathers and sons are natural enemies. Look at any species. Shark, sees his father in the water, he's not thinking, Hey dad, wassup ? He's thinking, Back off, old man, this surfer carcass is mine. Of course, when his girlfriend swims up and she's like, Way, you know, there's enough surfer for everybody. You and your dad need to frenzy together more. Leave you father a thigh." - Christopher Titus

"I've never protected the president [in real life], but I have been a new dad, and I can tell you that being a new dad is pretty terrifying. I'm pretty sure that something about the president makes the stakes a little higher, but to me as a new father, nothing is more important or scary than protecting a daughter." - Channing Tatum

"I grew up in a house where my father encouraged my brother and me to fail. I specifically remember coming home and saying, 'Dad, Dad, I tried out for this or that and I was horrible,' and he would high-five me and say, 'Way to go." - Sara Blakely

"Growing up, my father was a financial analyst for an oil company. He was just a regular dad. And when I would say, Hey, come see my play, hed say, Sure. Hed see one, Oh, good play - you know, very typical dad reaction." - Eric Mccormack

"I'm glad I was raised by my dad for other reasons, too. There are things you can learn from a father, as a son, that you can never learn from Mom. Special things, important things. Like "never challenge Dad to a fist fight." - Christopher Titus

"My dad was a complicated man. He was a huge racist, my dad, but he still tried to be a good father, you know? Like, he would tell me that Santa Claus was black - that way, when I found out he didn't exist, it wouldn't be that big a let down." - Anthony Jeselnik

"At times I've got a really big ego. But I'll tell you the best thing about me. I'm some guy's dad; I'm some little gal's dad. When I die, if they say I was Annie's husband and Zachary John and Anna Kate's father, boy, that's enough for me to be remembered by. That's more than enough." - John Denver

"I know I was very unstable and unhappy all through my life. I lost my mother and then my father. Losing Dad was like losing the bearings of my life. My sisters took it badly, but I took it worse. Throughout my lean phases, Dad was like a solid rock, supporting me, whether it was work, or my jail term." - Sanjay Dutt

"Growing up, my father was a financial analyst for an oil company. He was just a regular dad. And when I would say, 'Hey, come see my play,' he'd say, 'Sure.' He'd see one, 'Oh, good play' - you know, very typical dad reaction." - Eric Mccormack

"Anyone can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad, and that's why I call you dad, because you are so special to me. You taught me the game and you taught me how to play it right." - Wade Boggs

"I grew up in a house where my father encouraged my brother and me to fail. I specifically remember coming home and saying, 'Dad, Dad, I tried out for this or that and I was horrible,' and he would high-five me and say, 'Way to go.'" - Sara Blakely

"I called up and said, 'Dad, I won a MacArthur.' My father goes: 'I always thought your sister would win that,' and I said, 'Dad, just say congratulations and keep your private thoughts private.' At that point he laughed, then burst into tears, and it was obvious that he was so happy and proud." - Bonnie Bassler

"I want to be a dad, first and foremost. I want to be a good father. I've spent so much of my life on the move and travelling around the world that just to set up a home for my family and be a good dad is something that motivates me." - Ricky Ponting

"Mom and Dad were married 64 years. And if you wondered what their secret was, you could have asked the local florist - because every day Dad gave Mom a rose, which he put on her bedside table. That's how she found out what happened on the day my father died - she went looking for him because that morning, there was no rose." - Mitt Romney

"My father was a low-budget monster movie maker, so he made classics like 'The Crater Lake Monster.' There were always creatures around. And my dad was a huge fan of Ray Harryhausen. One of our neighbors, who went on to win several Academy Awards, was close friends with my dad. His name is Phil Tippett." - Robert Stromberg

"Not every successful man is a good father. But every good father is a successful man." - Robert Duvall

"Warfare is the father of all good things, it is also the father of good prose!" - Friedrich Nietzsche

"I had a glorious father, I had no father at all." - Rebecca West

"My dad is a good dad." - Mindy Mccready

"My dad was a great dad." - Bijou Phillips

"I truly think comedy is - being funny is DNA. My dad was a doctor, a wonderful doctor, and people still come up to me today, 'Your father helped my mother die.' You know what I'm saying? He made her laugh 'til she died. My father was always very funny." - Joan Rivers

"For me, growing up, the downside of it was that as a kid you don't want to stand out. You don't want to have a famous father let alone get a job because of your famous father, you know? But I'm a product of nepotism. That's how I got my foot in the door, through my dad." - Jeff Bridges

"As a youngster, my mother and father always drilled into my head having something to fall back on. My father was kind of funny. I'd score 40 points. I'd come home and say, 'Look dad, I scored 40.' He'd never have a smile on his face. He'd be like, 'I saw that move you did. What if you'd hurt your knee?'" - Shaquille Oneal

"My hair stands on end at the cost and charges of these boys. Why was I ever a father! Why was my father ever a father!" - Charles Dickens

"My dad is awesome." - Justin Halpern

"When I win awards, I think of my father." - Cristiano Ronaldo

"It was my father who taught me to value myself..." - Dawn French

"A family needs a father to anchor it." - L. Tom Perry

"Whoever is king, is also the father of his country." - William Congreve

"My father was a small claims court jester." - Steven Wright

"My father always said, 'It ain't bragging if it's true.'" - Rex Smith

"I like my father being the boss in my life" - Shreya Ghoshal

"I saw my father march with Martin Luther King." - Mitt Romney

"Let me go to the house of the Father." - Pope John Paul Ii

"Be perfect as your Father in heaven is perfect." - Mother Teresa

"To keep up as good a cuisine as your father." - Juvenal

"The theater was my mother and my father." - Ingrid Bergman

"My father once discovered that one cannot walk off gangrene." - James Nicoll

"Father, forgive them: for they know not what they do." - Bible

"He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son." - Bible

"Expediency, n. The father of all the virtues." - Ambrose Bierce

"There is a higher father that I appeal to." - George W Bush

"It is a wise child that knows its own father." - Proverbs

"A father is a banker provided by nature." - Proverbs

"An angry father is most cruel toward himself." - Publilius Syrus

"Diogenes struck the father when the son swore." - Robert Burton

"Ye shall fear every man his mother and his father." - Jeremy Taylor

"It is a wise father that knows his own child." - William Shakespeare

"Our dad hugged us and kissed us so much that some friends and relatives complained that he was going to turn us into sissies or homosexuals. But my dad didn't care. Let them raise their kids in a reserved and reticent way. He grew up in Israel, and his boys were going to be hugged and kissed by their father and know they were loved." - Ezekiel Emanuel

"When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry." - William Shakespeare

"One of the things I am very aware of not having in my life is the love of my father. ...but I know now that it is hard to make up that loss in the life of a daughter. It's your dad who tells you that you are beautiful. Its your dad who picks you up over his head and carries you on his shoulders. It's your did who will fight the monsters under your bed. It's your dad who tells you that you are worth a lot, so don't settle for the first guy who tells you you're pretty." - Sheila Walsh

"I think that my strong determination for justice comes from the very strong, dynamic personality of my father ... I have rarely ever met a person more fearless and courageous than my father ... The thing that I admire most about my dad is his genuine Christian character. He is a man of real integrity, deeply committed to moral and ethical principles. He is conscientious in all of his undertakings ... If I had a problem I could always call Daddy." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"It doesn't make any difference how much money a father earns, his name is always Dad-Can-I.... Like all other children, my five have one great talent: they are gifted beggars. Not one of them ever ran into the room, looked up at me, and said, "I'm really happy that you're my father, and as a tangible token of my appreciation, here's a dollar." - Bill Cosby

"My father used to say to me, "It doesn't matter what the profession is, but if they're the best in their field, it will always be fascinating to watch." And I said, "Really, dad? Even like someone who makes pencils?" "Even someone who makes pencils, it will be fascinating to watch."" - Nicolas Cage

"As an older dad who grew up in a rural culture in the South, certain things were expected of women, and that included raising the children. But I think its just as important for the father to give the baths, to hug, to change the diapers, to tell the stories." - Clyde Edgerton

"My Father... He was there when I didn't understand, he was there when I was wrong, he was there when I cried, he was there when I lied. For some reason my dad was always there, when I needed him the most. His love was never ending. And now that he's gone there is an emptiness in my world, but not in my heart." - Michael Jordan



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