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My dad sacrificed many things in life for me.
by Alexandra Kosteniuk

My dad sacrificed many things in life for me.
He abandoned a very promising and lucrative career
of an army officer just so that he could continue helping
me with my chess and accompanying me to tournaments.
- Alexandra Kosteniuk

It's now possible to play and take lessons from any place of the world.
The concept of physical distance doesn't exist in the online world,
and that is so cool!
- Alexandra Kosteniuk

Studying is something I really love doing,
and I just hope to have enough money for tuition.
- Alexandra Kosteniuk

Dad taught me everything I know.
Unfortunately, he didn't teach me everything he knows.
- Al Unser

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

My father taught me how to substitute realities.
- Mira Sorvino

What harsh judges fathers are to all young men!
- Terence

No, I never thought about my father's money as my money.
- Christie Hefner

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

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

I would never have done what I'd done if I'd considered
my father as somebody I wanted to please.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.
- George Herbert

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

My father loved people, children and pets.
- Tony Visconti

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I was punished for blowing the whistle on my father's lifestyle.
- Tatum O'Neal

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

A man knows when he is growing old because he begins to look like his father.
- Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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

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

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

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

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

The best money advice ever given me was from my father.
When I was a little girl, he told me,
'Don't spend anything unless you have to.'
- Dinah Shore

If my father had hugged me even once,
I'd be an accountant right now.
- Ray Romano

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

To be as good as our fathers we must be better,
imitation is not discipleship.
- Wendell Phillips

Fathers in today's modern families can be so many things.
- Oliver Hudson

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

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

The child is father of the man.
- William Wordsworth

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

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

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

Thirteen, 13 children, and I love - I love them all.
And I think I've been a good father to all of them.
- Anthony Quinn

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

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

Being a father helps me be more responsible...
you see more things than you've ever seen.
- Kid Rock

Do you know that other than my father,
I've never had a man take care of me?
- Dionne Warwick

I just wish I could understand my father.
- Michael Jackson

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

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

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

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


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