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dad quotes (116)

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

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   Category: Dad

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

A father's disappointment can be a very powerful tool.
Michael Bergin   Category: Dad

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   Category: Dad

But the love of adventure was in father's blood.
Buffalo Bill   Category: Dad

When a father, absent during the day, returns home at six, his children receive only his temperament, not his teaching.
Robert Bly   Category: Dad

My father invented a cure for which there was no disease and unfortunately my mother caught it and died of it.
Victor Borge   Category: Dad

Being a father to my family and a husband is to me much more important than what I did in the business.
Tom Bosley   Category: Dad

My father was my teacher. But most importantly he was a great dad.
Beau Bridges   Category: Dad

When I was a kid, I used to imagine animals running under my bed. I told my dad, and he solved the problem quickly. He cut the legs off the bed.
Lou Brock   Category: Dad

I'm a father; that's what matters most. Nothing matters more.
Gordon Brown   Category: Dad

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   Category: Dad

So my father was a person who never lied to me. If I had a question, he answered it. I knew a lot of things at a young age because I was intrigued.
Nick Cannon   Category: Dad

I hope I am remembered by my children as a good father.
Orson Scott Card   Category: Dad

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   Category: Dad

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   Category: Dad

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   Category: Dad

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

A father is a man who expects his son to be as good a man as he meant to be, A father is someone who carries pictures where his money used to be.
Frank Howard Clark   Category: Dad

My father was always telling himself no one was perfect, not even my mother.
Broderick Crawford   Category: Dad

Watching your husband become a father is really sexy and wonderful.
Cindy Crawford   Category: Dad

My father was something of a rainbow-chaser.
Marc Davis   Category: Dad

I wasn't anything special as a father. But I loved them and they knew it.
Sammy Davis, Jr.   Category: Dad

My dad always said, 'Don't worry what people think, because you can't change it.'
Daisy Donovan   Category: Dad

All the learnin' my father paid for was a bit o' birch at one end and an alphabet at the other.
George Eliot   Category: Dad

My father? I never knew him. Never even seen a picture of him.
Eminem   Category: Dad

To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter.
Euripides   Category: Dad

Nobody ever asks a father how he manages to combine marriage and a career.
Sam Ewing   Category: Dad

My father was never anti-anything in our house.
Errol Flynn   Category: Dad

It is impossible to please all the world and one's father.
Jean de La Fontaine   Category: Dad

I love the comic opportunities that come up in the context of a father-son relationship.
Harrison Ford   Category: Dad

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   Category: Dad

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   Category: Dad

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   Category: Dad

You don't have to deserve your mother's love. You have to deserve your father's.
Robert Frost   Category: Dad

I have always thought of Walt Disney as my second father.
Annette Funicello   Category: Dad

Dad, wherever you are, you are gone but you will never be forgotten.
Conrad Hall   Category: Dad

I would want my legacy to be that I was a great son, father and friend.
Dante Hall   Category: Dad

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   Category: Dad

Babies don't need fathers, but mothers do. Someone who is taking care of a baby needs to be taken care of.
Amy Heckerling   Category: Dad

No, I never thought about my father's money as my money.
Christie Hefner   Category: Dad

One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.
George Herbert   Category: Dad

My father was grounded, a very meat-and-potatoes man. He was a baker.
Anthony Hopkins   Category: Dad

Undeservedly you will atone for the sins of your fathers.
Horace   Category: Dad

Father or stepfather - those are just titles to me. They don't mean anything.
Oliver Hudson   Category: Dad

Fathers in today's modern families can be so many things.
Oliver Hudson   Category: Dad

Being a father, being a friend, those are the things that make me feel successful.
William Hurt   Category: Dad

Sons have always a rebellious wish to be disillusioned by that which charmed their fathers.
Aldous Huxley   Category: Dad

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   Category: Dad

I just wish I could understand my father.
Michael Jackson   Category: Dad

It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father.
Pope John XXIII   Category: Dad

My dad taught me true words you have to use in every relationship. Yes, baby.
Star Jones   Category: Dad

My father wouldn't get us a TV, he wouldn't allow a TV in the house.
Janis Joplin   Category: Dad

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   Category: Dad

My father... had sharper eyes than the rest of our people.
Chief Joseph   Category: Dad

Rich men's sons are seldom rich men's fathers.
Herbert Kaufman   Category: Dad

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

The most important influence in my childhood was my father.
DeForest Kelley   Category: Dad

Whenever I fail as a father or husband... a toy and a diamond always works.
Shahrukh Khan   Category: Dad

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   Category: Dad

A dramatic thing, the first time you stand up to your dad.
Lenny Kravitz   Category: Dad

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   Category: Dad

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

My father was an Episcopalian minister, and I've always been comforted by the power of prayer.
Anna Lee   Category: Dad

Employee fathers need to step up to the plate and put their family needs on the table.
James Levine   Category: Dad

I'm a fun father, but not a good father. The hard decisions always went to my wife.
John Lithgow   Category: Dad

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

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   Category: Dad

One of my earliest memories is of my father carrying me in one arm with a picket sign in the other.
Camryn Manheim   Category: Dad