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Fathers Quotes

Fathers quote - I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments, when they aren't
I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments, when they aren't trying to teach us. We are formed by little scraps of wisdom.

Umberto Eco , Il pendolo di Foucault


Fathers quote - I'm so proud of you that it makes me proud of me. I hope you know that.
I'm so proud of you that it makes me proud of me. I hope you know that.

John Green , Will Grayson, Will Grayson


Fathers quote - Sometimes I think my papa is an accordion. When he looks at me and smiles and breathes, I hear the n
Sometimes I think my papa is an accordion. When he looks at me and smiles and breathes, I hear the notes.

Markus Zusak , The Book Thief


To be the father of growing daughters is to understand something of what Yeats evokes with his imperishable phrase 'terrible beauty.' Nothing can make one so happily exhilarated or so frightened: it's a solid lesson in the limitations of self to realize that your heart is running around inside someone else's body. It also makes me quite astonishingly calm at the thought of death: I know whom I would die to protect and I also understand that nobody but a lugubrious serf can possibly wish for a father who never goes away.

Christopher Hitchens


Fathers quote - That was when the world wasn't so big and I could see everywhere. It was when my father was a hero a
That was when the world wasn't so big and I could see everywhere. It was when my father was a hero and not a human.

Markus Zusak , The Messenger


Daddy," I whispered, feeling my own breath hitch in my throat. "I love you."
Just when I was sure he was asleep, the one corner of his mouth lifted in a smile. "I knew that," he murmured. "Always knew that.

Morgan Matson


The greatest thing a father can do for his children is to respect the woman that gave birth to his children. It is because of her that you have the greatest treasures in your life. You may have moved on, but your children have not. If you can’t be her soulmate, then at least be thoughtful. Whom your children love should always be someone that you acknowledge with kindness. Your children notice everything and will follow your example.

Shannon L. Alder


Fathers quote - The heart of a father is the masterpiece of nature.
The heart of a father is the masterpiece of nature.

Abate Prevost


Fathers quote - I always wondered why God was supposed to be a father,
I always wondered why God was supposed to be a father," she whispers. Fathers always want you to measure up to something. Mothers are the ones who love you unconditionally, don't you think?

Jodi Picoult


Fathers quote - Women writers make for rewarding (and efficient) lovers. They are clever liars to fathers and husban
Women writers make for rewarding (and efficient) lovers. They are clever liars to fathers and husbands; yet they never hold their tongues too long, nor keep ardent typing fingers still.

Roman Payne , Rooftop Soliloquy


Fathers quote - Fathers never have exactly the daughters they want because they invent a notion a them that the daug
Fathers never have exactly the daughters they want because they invent a notion a them that the daughters have to conform to.

Simone de Beauvoir , The Woman Destroyed


Fathers quote - America used to live by the motto
America used to live by the motto "Father Knows Best." Now we're lucky if "Father Knows He Has Children." We've become a nation of sperm donors and baby daddies.

Stephen Colbert , I Am America (And So Can You!)


Fathers quote - Listen, there is no way any true man is going to let children live around him in his home and not di
Listen, there is no way any true man is going to let children live around him in his home and not discipline and teach, fight and mold them until they know all he knows. His goal is to make them better than he is. Being their friend is a distant second to this.

Victor Devlin


Fathers quote - Once she had loved Prince Joffrey with all her heart, and admired and trusted her his mother, the qu
Once she had loved Prince Joffrey with all her heart, and admired and trusted her his mother, the queen. They had repaid that love and trust with her father's head. Sansa would never make that mistake again.

George R.R. Martin , A Clash of Kings


Fathers quote - A wedding is for daughters and fathers. The mothers all dress up, trying to look like young women. B
A wedding is for daughters and fathers. The mothers all dress up, trying to look like young women. But a wedding is for a father and daughter. They stop being married to each other on that day.

Sarah Ruhl


Fathers quote - My father couldn't warm my frozen hands.
My father couldn't warm my frozen hands.

Tahereh Mafi , Shatter Me


Fathers quote - Being a role model is the most powerful form of educating...too often fathers neglect it because the
Being a role model is the most powerful form of educating...too often fathers neglect it because they get so caught up in making a living they forget to make a life.

John Wooden , Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections On and Off the Court


Half of the time, the Holy Ghost tries to warn us about certain people that come into our life. The other half of the time he tries to tell us that the sick feeling we get in a situation is not the other person’s fault, rather it is our own hang-ups. A life filled with bias, hatred, judgment, insecurity, fear, delusion and self-righteousness can cloud the soul of anyone you meet. Our job is never to assume,instead it is to listen, communicate, ask questions then ask more, until we know the true depth of someone’s spirit.

Shannon L. Alder


Fathers quote - I remember his eyes. They are just like mine. Every time I look in the mirror I see him. I try not t
I remember his eyes. They are just like mine. Every time I look in the mirror I see him. I try not to look at my self too much.

Ida Løkås


Fathers quote - There is nothing that moves a loving father's soul quite like his child's cry.
There is nothing that moves a loving father's soul quite like his child's cry.

Joni Eareckson Tada


Fathers quote - Children are gifts. They are not ours for the breaking. They are ours for the making.
Children are gifts. They are not ours for the breaking. They are ours for the making.

Dan Pearce


The monsters are gone."
"Really?" Doubtful.
"I killed the monsters. That's what fathers do.

F K Wallace


Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father.

Lydia Maria Francis Child


Dads. It’s time to show our sons how to properly treat a woman. It’s time to show our daughters how a girl should expect be treated. It’s time to show forgiveness and compassion. It’s time to show our children empathy. It’s time to break social norms and teach a healthier way of life! It’s time to teach good gender roles and to ditch the unnecessary ones. Does it really matter if your son likes the color pink? Is it going to hurt anybody? Do you not see the damage it inflicts to tell a boy that there is something wrong with him because he likes a certain color? Do we not see the damage we do in labeling our girls tom boys or our boys feminine just because they have their own likes and opinions on things? Things that really don’t matter?

Dan Pearce


Let me say for now that we knew once the Creation was broken, true fathering would be much more lacking than mothering. Don't misunderstand me, both are needed- but an emphasis on fathering is necessary because of the enormity of its absence

William Paul Young , The Shack


Perhaps that is what it means to be a father-to teach your child to live without you.

Nicole Krauss , The History of Love


My father was one of those men who sit in a room and you can feel it: the simmer, the sense of some unpredictable force that might, at any moment, break loose, and do something terrible. [Burnside, p. 27]

John Burnside


Someone once said that every man is trying to live up to his father's expectations or make up for their father's mistakes....

Barack Obama , The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream


Father!
My father knows the proper way
The nation should be run;
He tells us children every day
Just what should now be done.
He knows the way to fix the trusts,
He has a simple plan;
But if the furnace needs repairs,
We have to hire a man.
My father, in a day or two
Could land big thieves in jail;
There's nothing that he cannot do,
He knows no word like "fail."
"Our confidence" he would restore,
Of that there is no doubt;
But if there is a chair to mend,
We have to send it out.
All public questions that arise,
He settles on the spot;
He waits not till the tumult dies,
But grabs it while it's hot.
In matters of finance he can
Tell Congress what to do;
But, O, he finds it hard to meet
His bills as they fall due.
It almost makes him sick to read
The things law-makers say;
Why, father's just the man they need,
He never goes astray.
All wars he'd very quickly end,
As fast as I can write it;
But when a neighbor starts a fuss,
'Tis mother has to fight it.
In conversation father can
Do many wondrous things;
He's built upon a wiser plan
Than presidents or kings.
He knows the ins and outs of each
And every deep transaction;
We look to him for theories,
But look to ma for action

Edgar A. Guest


DESTINY (Determined Effort So Tanacious It Negates Yuck)

Frank Chase Jr


Dads. Do you not realize that a child is what you tell them they are? That people almost always become what they are labeled? Was whatever your child just did really the dumbest thing you’ve ever seen somebody do? Was it really the most ridiculous thing they ever could have done? Do you really believe that your child is an idiot? Because she now does. Think about that. Because you said it, she now believes it. Bravo.

Dan Pearce


Hadley realises that even though everything else is different, even though there's still an ocean between them, nothing really important has changed at all.
He's still her dad. The rest is just geography.

Jennifer E. Smith


When I was twenty-something, I asked my father, When did you start feeling like a grownup? His response: Never.

Shannon Celebi


I should no longer define myself as the son of a father who couldn’t or hasn’t or wouldn’t or wasn’t.

Cameron Conaway


You can know a thing to death and be for all purposes completely ignorant of it. A man can know his father, or his son, and there might still be nothing between them but loyalty and love and mutual incomprehension.

Marilynne Robinson , Gilead


When he died, I went about like a ragged crow telling strangers, "My father died, my father died." My indiscretion embarrassed me, but I could not help it. Without my father on his Delhi rooftop, why was I here? Without him there, why should I go back? Without that ache between us, what was I made of?

Kiran Desai


Papa was a man with silver eyes, not dead ones.
Papa was an accordion!
But his bellows were all empty.
Nothing went in and nothing came out.

Markus Zusak , The Book Thief


পৃথিবীতে অসংখ্য খারাপ মানুষ আছে, কিন্তু একজনও খারাপ বাবা নেই।

Humayun Ahmed


I wondered what my father had looked like that day, how he had felt, marrying the lively and beautiful girl who was my mother. I wondered what his life was like now. Did he ever think of us? I wanted to hate him, but I couldn't; I didn't know him well enough. Instead, I wondered about him occasionally, with a confused kind of longing. There was a place inside me carved out for him; I didn't want it to be there, but it was. Once, at the hardware store, Brooks had shown me how to use a drill. I'd made a tiny hole that went deep. The place for my father was like that.

Elizabeth Berg , We Are All Welcome Here


Dads. It’s time to tell our kids that we love them. Constantly. It’s time to show our kids that we love them. Constantly. It’s time to take joy in their twenty-thousand daily questions and their inability to do things as quickly as we’d like. It’s time to take joy in their quirks and their ticks. It’s time to take joy in their facial expressions and their mispronounced words. It’s time to take joy in everything that our kids are.

Dan Pearce


Our fathers were demons,' Catarina said. 'Our mothers were heroes.

Cassandra Clare


I lost my father this past year, and the word feels right because I keep looking for him. As if he were misplaced. As if he could just turn up, like a sock or a set of keys.

Mark Slouka


Dad had once said, Trust your mind, Rob. If it smells like shit but has writing across it that says Happy Birthday and a candle stuck down in it, what is it?
Is there icing on it? he'd said.
Dad had done that thing of squinting his eyes when an answer was not quite there yet.

George Saunders , Tenth of December


She serves me a piece of it a few minutes
out of the oven. A little steam rises
from the slits on top. Sugar and spice -
cinnamon - burned into the crust.
But she's wearing these dark glasses
in the kitchen at ten o'clock
in the morning - everything nice -
as she watches me break off
a piece, bring it to my mouth,
and blow on it. My daughter's kitchen,
in winter. I fork the pie in
and tell myself to stay out of it.
She says she loves him. No way
could it be worse.

Raymond Carver


The greatest mark of a father is how he treats his children when no one is looking.

Dan Pearce


At sixteen, you still think you can escape from your father. You aren't listening to his voice speaking through your mouth, you don't see how your gestures already mirror his; you don't see him in the way you hold your body, in the way you sign your name. You don't hear his whisper in your blood.

Salman Rushdie


I will see my father in every anger.

Courtney Summers


She didn't have a daddy?" I asked.
"No."
"Did you have a daddy?"
"You're all questions, aren't you? No, love. We never went in for that sort of thing. You only need men if you want to breed more men.

Neil Gaiman


Dads. Do your faces light up when you first see your child in the morning or when you come home from work? Do you not understand that a child’s entire sense of value can revolve around what they see in your face when you first see them?

Dan Pearce


We were kids without fathers, so we found our fathers on wax and on the streets and in history, and in a way, that was a gift. We got to pick and choose the ancestors who would inspire the world we were going to make for ourselves.

Jay-Z