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Fathering Quotes

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If the new American father feels bewildered and even defeated,
let him take comfort from the fact that whatever he
does in any fathering situation has a fifty percent chance of being right.
- Bill Cosby

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

Fathering makes a man, whatever his standing in the eyes of the world,
feel strong and good and important, just as he makes
his child feel loved and valued.
- Frank Pittman

Dear Father in heaven, I'm not a praying man,
but if you're up there and you can hear me ...
show me the way... show me the way.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

 

So your father, or your mother,
never thought you were good enough - SO WHAT?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It doesn't matter who my father was.
It matters who I remember he was.
- Anne Sexton

The most important thing a father
can do for his children
is to love their mother.
- Henry Ward Beecher

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My father always used to say that when you die,
if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life.
- Lee Iacocca

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

Nothing I've ever done has given me more joys and rewards
than being a father to my children.
- Bill Cosby

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

My father considered a walk among the mountains
as the equivalent of churchgoing.
- Aldous Huxley

My father and he had one of those English friendships
which begins by avoiding the intimacies
and eventually eliminates speech altogether.
- Jorge Luis Borges

A man cannot speak to his son, but as a father;
to his wife, but as a husband;
to his enemy, but upon terms:
whereas a friend may speak, as the case requires,
and not as it sorteth with the person.
- Francis Bacon

My father used to sing to me in my mother's womb.
I think I can name about any tune in two beats.
- Yancy Butler

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

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

My Father had a profound influence on me.
He was a lunatic.
- Spike Milligan

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

Our Father and Our God, unto thee, O Lord we lift our souls.
- William Pennington

Because of my father, we are that Shining City on a Hill.
- Michael Reagan

I decided in my life that I would do nothing that did
not reflect positively on my father's life.
- Sidney Poitier

Middle age is the awkward period when Father Time starts
catching up with Mother Nature.
- Harold Coffin

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

But the love of adventure was in father's blood.
- Buffalo Bill

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

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

There are things that you cannot talk to your mother and father about,
there are things that you cannot talk to your children about.
- Shirley Knight

The only important thing I have to say is that my father
never fought against his country.
- Zinedine Zidane

No matter how old we become, we can still call them
'Holy Mother' and 'Father' and put a child-like trust in them.
- Desmond Morris

The Godhead consists of the Father, the Son,
and the Holy Spirit.
The Father is a material being.
- Orson Pratt

My father was the most rational and the most dispassionate of men.
- Simon Newcomb

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

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

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

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

I made a decision when my father passed away that I
was going to be who God made me to be and not try to preach like my father.
- Joel Osteen

The patriot blood of my father was warm in my veins.
- Clara Barton

The most important influence in my childhood was my father.
- DeForest Kelley

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

It is my feeling that Time ripens all things;
with Time all things are revealed; Time is the father of truth.
- Francois Rabelais

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

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

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

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

I have a lot of very close girlfriends and sisters -
I'm from an all female family.
My father often quips that even the cat was neutered!
- Shirley Manson

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

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

I grew up not liking my father very much.
I never saw him cry.
But he must have.
Everybody cries.
- Charley Pride

When did it become a problem to be a small businessman
and become successful? The small businessman -
like my father,
or like me?
- Glenn Beck

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

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

What does God the Father look like? Although I've never seen Him,
I believe - as with the Holy Spirit -
He looks like Jesus looked on earth.
- Benny Hinn

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

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

Oh, Shrek. Don't worry.
Things just seem bad because it's dark and rainy
and Fiona's father hired a sleazy hitman to whack you.
- the movie Shrek 2

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

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

The existence of an anthropomorphic
"Father-figure" deity is not impossible,
merely exceptionally improbable and illogical.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

No man is responsible for his father.
That was entirely his mother's affair.
- Margaret Turnbull

I stopped loving my father a long time ago.
What remained was the slavery to a pattern.
- Anais Nin

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


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