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Dad To Be Quotes


"I've always wanted to be a dad." - Kris Allen

"I can't get over this. Dad isn't Sam's dad? Dad is a friend? How was I supposed to know that? People shouldn't be allowed to sign themselves as Dad unless they are your dad. It should be the law." - Sophie Kinsella

"I'm glad God chose you to be my Dad!" - John Walter Bratton

"I'm just constantly trying to be a good dad." - David Charvet

"I don't want to be an old dad." - Shemar Moore

"I didn't always want to be a dad." - Liam Gallagher

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

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

"Even if I tried to be my dad, it would be a mediocre, slightly embarrassing version." - Jason Ritter

"Your dad didn't die, so I won't be able to explain it to you." - Jonathan Safran Foer

"When I came to America, I told my dad I wanted to be an actress." - Odeya Rush

"To be fair to my dad, he is one of the brightest men I've ever met." - Philip Seymour Hoffman

"I look at him [son Eric] and I think of my dad all the time.... I was born to be a dad." - Simon Cowell

"What's going to be funny is when they think Mom and Dad are a little bit cool, because right now, we're not cool Mom and Dad." - Angelina Jolie

"You see, everything I know, I learned from my dad. He learned it all from his, and his dad just happened to be wrong about everything" - Dan Bern

"When I was a little boy, I told my dad, 'When I grow up, I want to be a musician.' My dad said: 'You can't do both, Son'." - Chet Atkins

"My dad had been shortstop when he was in college, and you know, when you're a kid, you want to be just like your dad." - Derek Jeter

"I just wanted to be like my dad, Jesus. He was a good shortstop." - Johan Santana

"I would like my Dad to be alive so he could see what I am." - Ronaldinho

"I hope I'm at least half the dad that he didn't have to be." - Brad Paisley

"Dad says it's good to be a freak when normal people are idiots." - Rachel Hamilton

"All I want to do is be a good dad, but I'm pretty bad at it." - Jim Gaffigan

"My dad was Superman to me, and in my mind he always will be." - Artie Lange

"I'm dying to be a great dad one day, whenever that day comes." - Drake

"I am quite strict as a dad but I don't want to be censorious." - Nick Clegg

"I try to be a better dad and husband than I do pretend rock star." - Bo Bice

"I always wanted to be a stay-at-home dad making art, making movies." - Robert Rodriguez

"My dad and my uncles used to always be in the studio at my house." - Lil Romeo

"My dad was an editor and a writer, and that's actually what I aspired to be." - Anne M Mulcahy

"My brother Bob doesn't want to be in government - he promised Dad he'd go straight." - John F Kennedy

"My dad farmed, my granddad was a farmer. I wanted to be a farmer." - Sam Brownback

"My dad can be pretty critical sometimes." - Zara Phillips

"Without my dad, I wouldn't be here." - Maria Sharapova

"I was raised by my mom. My dad was always traveling, but she allowed me and encouraged me to be close to my dad. So I grew up with three parents: my mom, my dad and my stepmom. Ninety percent of the time I was with my mom, and 10 percent was with my dad." - Brian J White

"My dad used to say, 'Just be yourself and you'll be fine,' but it's really, really true." - Bellamy Young

"You know not having my real dad around and having a step dad made me want to be a great dad. So now I have been one for 9 years. And now 3 daughters. So, that is what I am - a dad, first and foremost, before anything else. It's just something that comes natural now." - Tim Mcgraw

"Also, to be honest, my dad wanted me to be an athlete. And I think all sons want to prove something to their dad. So now, aged 35, I want to see what I can achieve physically." - Joe Manganiello

"My views about God come from my dad. Dad told me that he believed Nature, which to him included humankind, to be so beautiful, so magnificent, that there had to be something behind it all." - Al Franken

"My Dad wanted me to be able to play with him and my brothers. I was the only girl!" - Susan Davis

"My dad always taught me to never be satisfied, to want more and know that what is done is done." - Thierry Henry

"My dad said, 'If no one was giving me acting work, I'd have to be prepared to create it myself.'" - Domhnall Gleeson

"I don't want my kids saying, 'My dad was a gangster, so I need to be a gangster. I would rather mine say, 'My dad was a stunna, so I need to be a stunna.'" - Young Thug

"One thing my dad once said to me, "You either want to be right, or you want to be happy. To be happy, there's gotta be a conversation."" - Donald Glover

"It might be tough, but my dad used to say, tough times don't last - tough people do." - James Robertson

"My dad was a class person on and off the field. That's the person I want to be." - Peyton Manning

"I may not be the best dad but I taught my son how to get free samples at the mall." - Felipe Esparza

"I stay with my family. I try to be a good husband and good dad. That's my real life." - Omar Sy

"I love working with my dad, but I need to be independent and do my own stuff." - Rob Reiner

"I have a real no-nonsense dad who taught me how to be resilient at a very young age." - Nicole Ari Parker

"I never got on the course with my dad, but to be playing golf with my kids - that's a dream." - Mark Wahlberg

"My dad was always fascinated and amused by Trump, so I learned to be fascinated and amused by Trump." - Willie Geist

"My dad taught me never to be afraid of what's on the other side of the mountain." - Natalie Massenet

"My mom always knew I would be able to take care of myself, but my dad was afraid." - Dominique Moceanu

"All my band members were old enough to be my dad. It was like this family vibe." - Hunter Hayes

"I know my dad is a big Internet freak, and he's been known to be a Wikileaker." - Anthony Kiedis

"I want to stay healthy, keep fit, eat well, keep a low profile and be a good dad." - Frank Bruno

"My dad seemed comfortable with his decision to be a 'have-not,' but I knew that I wasn't." - Robert Kiyosaki

"I just wasn't cut out to be a Chinese Tiger Mom. I'm more of an Irish Setter Dad." - P J Orourke

"Dad!" he shouted, loud enough to make my ears ring. "Dad! You need to get down here!" (Derek) Chloe held open the door and whispered to me, "I could say he's not always like this, but I'd be lying." - Kelley Armstrong

"I always wished my dad was there to intimidate my boyfriends or something. It's supposed to be your dad giving your guys friends the stink-eye for sneaking beer through your house, not your mom." - Iliza Shlesinger

"My dad spent his whole life getting into fights for telling what he believed to be the truth. Basically it comes from my dad-and he's screaming right-wing, so there you are." - Thom Yorke

"Can't blame men for wanting him. And wouldn't be surprised if Dad even mildly flirted back. Dad somewhat enjoyed being called gay. He said it made women want to prove the assertion wrong." - Jennifer Grant

"The problem with me, as far as getting married and having a family, is that my comedy is so important to me. So I don't know if I'll ever be as good a dad as my dad." - Adam Sandler

"David and Dad didn't get along too well growing up. I mean we all got along, but it was harder on David, because David wasn't going to be the son that Dad wanted. But now they're like best friends." - Amy Sedaris

"From my dad I learned to be good to people, to always be honest and straightforward. I learned hard work and perseverance." - Luke Bryan

"I think that what's funny is that I seem to be taking up the roles that I remember my dad having - for some reason, I'm the one who makes the coffee, and my dad was always that guy. It's kind of shocking how closely I compare to my dad." - James Mercer

"To be honest, I can't wait to be a dad. I really hope that that's how the cookie crumbles for me." - Lucas Neff

"My dad said: 'It looks like you'll be world No.1 in a few hours and I wanted to be the first to say congratulations." - Lee Westwood

"Becoming a dad means you have to be a role model for your son and be someone he can look up to." - Wayne Rooney

"My dad said: 'It looks like you'll be world No.1 in a few hours and I wanted to be the first to say congratulations.'" - Lee Westwood

"I couldn't be a cameraman or a designer or an actor - I have to be a director because I learned how to do that from my dad." - Joe Wright

"As a kid, I had this ultimate goal to be a teacher. I wanted to be a history teacher like my dad." - Mike Trout

"My dad taught me to be a leader or a follower, and he said follower ain't fun. So I want to be the leader of Bubba Watson." - Bubba Watson

"I would have loved to have had a gay dad. At school, there were always kids saying 'my dad is bigger than your dad, my dad will batter your dad!' So what? My dad will shag your dad..and your dad will enjoy it." - Frankie Boyle

"It's nice when your dad can be your friend." - Katie Cassidy

"My dad has ingrained that in me: 'Be accountable.'" - Jon Lester

"I want babies. I think I'll be a great dad." - Oliver Hudson

"To be a dad: Make peace with the fact that you will now be your partner's second favourite person in the world." - Chris Ramsey

"I'd love to be a dad. I hope I'd be great at it. That's every man's fear, yet his most important job." - Matt Damon

"Mental illness can happen to anybody. You can be a dustman, a politician, a Tesco worker... anyone. It could be your dad, your brother or your aunt." - Frank Bruno

"My Poor Dad Often Said, 'I'd Rather Be Happy Than Rich.' My Rich Dad Said, 'Why Not Be Both?'" - Robert Kiyosaki

"I'm always striving to be a better man to God, a better husband, a better Dad so it's just work, but I'm committed to it." - Andre Ward

"You might be a redneck if on your first date you had to ask your Dad to borrow the keys to the tractor." - Jeff Foxworthy

"All kids want from their dad is for them to be around - and to show up when they say they're going to show up." - Nicole Ari Parker

"I'd like to be able to show 'Rapid Fire' to my dad. I'm that proud of what we've accomplished within the framework of the action-adventure formula." - Brandon Lee

"I really got to see my dad enjoy every day that he was working. Everybody should be able to have this much fun when they go to work." - Tyler Ritter

"Usually I go to the studio to write lyrics and compose music. I try to be a dad as much as possible at home." - Miyavi

"Fortunately, as it pertains to guns, my dad and uncle introduced me to guns the way it needs to be done: smart, slow and safe." - Ted Nugent

"I would love to be a dad. For the longest time, Ive wanted kids, but you have to have the right setup, right?" - Maksim Chmerkovskiy

"My mom and I had secret from my dad that we didn't think we were stupid, that we didn't think we needed feminism to be explained to us." - Kathleen Hanna

"I miss my dad every day, but I know he would be proud to see me continuing to swim and going for another shot at the Olympics." - Eric Shanteau

"Nobody has said to men, It is OK if you want to be a full-time dad; find a woman who will support you." - Warren Farrell

"I thought how proud I am to be standing up beside my dad. Never did it occur to me that he would become the gist for cartoonists." - George W Bush

"I remember running up to my dad and saying, 'I want to be an actor when I grow up!' And him saying, 'Yeah, well we'll talk about it." - Allen Leech

"Dear dad, you always told me that an honest man has nothing to fear, so I'm trying my best not to be afraid." - Frank Abagnale

"My dad taught me that you have to work hard for anything you want in life, and I wanted to be good at playing basketball." - Seimone Augustus

"My dad always told me that I could be anything I wanted, if I was willing to work hard enough to achieve it." - Coco Jones

"People say to me, "Who's your favorite kind of photographer?" Or "Who would be your favorite photographer to have in a workshop?" And I always say, "My Dad."" - Sam Abell

"You know my dad pushed me to believe that I was going to be the best. I just never thought of life without tennis, even looking forward." - Andre Agassi

"The hardest part about parenting is when I have to be The Dad-aka the Fun-Sucker-as opposed to being a friend." - James Patterson

"I would love to be a dad. For the longest time, I've wanted kids, but you have to have the right setup, right?" - Maksim Chmerkovskiy

"My dad said to me, 'Work hard and be patient.' It was the best advice he ever gave me. You have to put the hours in." - Simon Cowell

"It is not weird for a dad to be doing the dishes, the laundry, and taking the kids to school, and read them stories for bed." - Zach Cregger

"I don't think there's any real motivation for somebody to be a truck driver. Mine was simple; dad was a truck driver, I wanted to own one." - Lindsay Fox

"I remember running up to my dad and saying, 'I want to be an actor when I grow up!' And him saying, 'Yeah, well we'll talk about it.'" - Allen Leech

"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

"I want to be a young dad. By 25 or 26 I want to see myself, like, married or start looking for a family." - Justin Bieber

"My old man tried to force on me a notion of what it was to be a 'man.' And it destroyed my dad." - Sam Shepard

"Nobody has said to men, 'It is OK if you want to be a full-time dad; find a woman who will support you.'" - Warren Farrell

"My dad was an incredibly brave man, completely dedicated to his family, with a love for all. If I could be half the dad he was, to my children, then that will be an achievement in itself. He died 14 months exactly to the start of the 2012 Olympics. I hope he will be watching and waving his big union jack in London from somewhere else. I love you so much dad." - Tom Daley

"Because I see my mum and dad as such amazing friends, I think I'll be a really good dad." - Gareth Gates

"I never got along with my dad. Kids used to come up to me and say, "My dad can beat up your dad." I'd say Yeah? When?" - Bill Hicks

"There should be a children's song: 'If you're happy and you know it, keep it to yourself and let your dad sleep'." - Jim Gaffigan

"?"Someday I'm going to marry someone like my mom and I'll be smiling all the time the way my Mom and Dad are." - Koushun Takami

"Dear Hilde, if the human brain was simple enough for us to understand, we would still be so stupid that we couldn't understand it. Love, Dad." - Jostein Gaarder

"I always ask my dad, 'Why wasn't I a lefty?' Even when I was younger I wanted to be lefty. I could have been really good." - Serena Williams

"If you have kids and stuff what kind of dad do I wanna be for my kids, and what kind of mom do I want them to have" - David Archuleta

"My dad and I hunted and fished together. How could I get angry at this man who took the time to be with me?" - James Dobson

"My dad was a musician, and that was his first love, and I think probably, to be really honest, it was my first love as well." - Kim Basinger

""Someday I'm going to marry someone like my mom and I'll be smiling all the time the way my Mom and Dad are." - Koushun Takami

"My dad is obsessed with music, so I was raised around this guitar player that really wanted me to be a guitar player." - Zach Condon

"I first wanted to be a comedian when I was six or seven and my dad showed me Laurel and Hardy's "Perfect Day" on tv." - Will Smith

"My Rich Dad said, 'All of us have the power of choice. I choose to be rich, and I make that choice every day.'" - Robert Kiyosaki

"I would be ready to become a dad if I was with the right person. I'd like a boy, though. Because they're in charge." - Mario Balotelli

"I want to be on stage and perform and win Grammys and help out my family in Bulgaria, because they are struggling, and my mom and dad, too." - Leah Labelle

"I think women look for that quality in a man of being a good dad whether they're immediately wanting to be a parent or not." - Emily Vancamp

"I was good at football and cricket at school. My dad said, 'Son, be an architect,' and I came to Melbourne passionate about becoming an architect." - Max Walker

"My dad is a successful television producer, director and writer, and my mom's a director and writer. Even when I was young, I wanted to be an actress." - Troian Bellisario

"I thought people would think I only wanted to be an actor because my dad was, rather than because I had an innate calling." - Nina Conti

"A lot of young filmmakers bring their movies to my dad because he always gives lots of good editing ideas and notes. He'd be a good film professor." - Sofia Coppola

"You have to succeed as a young actor, then as a dad actor, those would be my 'Harvey Moon' years, then as an old actor." - Kenneth Cranham

"I always wanted to be a stand-up comedian, even as a kid. Me and my dad would watch 'Evening at the Improv' on A&E." - Adam Devine

"My dad always told me, 'I don't care what you do. Just aim to be the best at it. Even if it's the world's best window cleaner.'" - Bruce Dickinson

"I also turn down what's probably a good amount of coinage to be made out of playing dads, an incredible number of obnoxious dad." - Bill Pullman

"Every morning, my dad would have me looking in the mirror and repeat, 'Today is going to be a great day; I can, and I will.'" - Gina Rodriguez

"I've got a great relationship with my dad, but I can imagine how annoying it would be if I had to move back into his house." - Sally Phillips

"Dad always told me that if you're going to work on something, it might as well be something you're proud of." - Jaime Winstone

"I recruited my dad to be my bass player and fired him on several occasions. He stayed on as a bus driver." - Chely Wright

"Dad is a really surprising guy. Every time I think he's going to be useless, he ends up doing something amazing and saying exactly the right thing." - Clare Balding

"I wanted to be a skinny little ballerina but I was a voluptuous little Italian girl whose dad had meatballs on the table every night." - Lady Gaga

"Right about when I turned 13, I realized that women could be jockeys, from my travels to the racetrack with my dad." - Chantal Sutherland

"My dad told me, 'It takes fifteen years to be an overnight success', and it took me seventeen and a half years." - Adrien Brody

"You know that family is going to be there for you no matter what. My dad gave me a freakin' kidney!" - Sarah Hyland

"Dad and Mom were frustrated artists - Dad wanted to study engineering or architecture and Mom wanted to be an actress - but the world was a different place when they were young so Dad became a public works foreman and Mom became a stay-at-home mom. When I said I wanted to be a writer, they were thrilled. They did everything in their power to support me." - Eden Robinson

"I needed to step away from music because the truth was I couldn't be the dad I wanted to be to my kids. My truth was that I could not reconcile the two worlds - the entertainment world and being the dad I wanted to be in the present. You can't substitute time, you just can't." - Corey Hart

"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

"Me and my dad used to play tag, he'd drive!" - Rodney Dangerfield

"My dad took me to my first movie." - Steven Spielberg

"You'd better talk to my dad. My mom's pretty busy." - Chelsea Clinton

"Hey, Dad, I'm going to reassemble this magpie carcass." - Bill Allred



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