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Father Quotes

My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard. Mother would come out and say, 'You're tearing up the grass.' 'We're not raising grass,' Dad would reply. 'We're raising boys.' - Harmon Killebrew. Now, if you know anything about fathers, you wouldn’t find it too difficult to agree with Harmon Killebrew, for fathers, contrary to popular belief, are pretty good at raising kids. While the world goes about doting on mothers, fathers and their love almost always gets sidelined. However, here’s giving fathers all the acknowledgement and respect they rightfully deserve. Read on for a saucer full of famous quotations and sayings on dads.

Bill Paxton

My father always read obituaries to me out loud, not because he was maudlin or morbid, but because they were mini biographies.

Lisa Marie Presley

I was quite the spoiled brat. I have quite a temper, obviously inherited from my father, and I became very good at ordering everyone around. I was the princess; the staff were absolutely terrified of me.

Pedro Pascal

My dad is so impressed. He loves the movies and would take us two, three times a week, so this fantasy of mine of becoming an actor? I can blame my father for that. He's so amazed. And so happy.

Terri Guillemets

I love my father as the stars - he's a bright shining example and a happy twinkling in my heart.

Phil Collins

I have never been a Conservative, or at least not since being a young teenager. My father voted Conservative, and even his doing that was a hangover from the '50s and '60s, which may have been an influence on me.

Jared Kushner

I was raised to work for my father when I was four.

Kimberly Guilfoyle

Often when I'm trying to make tough decisions, I rely on the lessons my father taught me and ask myself, 'What Would Tony Say?'

Rachael Leigh Cook

But my mother and father were married when my mom was 20 and my dad was 24.

Kangana Ranaut

My father is a businessman, and my mother is a schoolteacher.

A. R. Rahman

My mother insisted that I pursue music. I rented out my father's musical equipment and earned some money. As a child, I wasn't sure about a career goal, but I was always fascinated by electronic gadgets, specially musical equipment.

Eric Trump

I was at my father's office, and I'd be in the back of his office, building Lego skyscrapers, as he was negotiating million-dollar deals.

Jeff Bridges

My brother's my teacher, my mentor, and we both learnt all the acting basics from our father.

Gwyneth Paltrow

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

Bruce Willis

I'm much more proud of being a father than being an actor.

Larry King

My father died when I was nine and a half. We were on relief for two years. They call it welfare now, but it was relief then... I never forgot the generosity of New York.

Adam Sandler

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.

Emilia Clarke

My father always said, 'Never trust anyone whose TV is bigger than their book shelf' - so I make sure I read.

Liza Minnelli

My mother gave me my drive but my father gave me my dreams.

Anjelica Huston

My father, John Marcellus Huston, was a director renowned for his adventurous style and audacious nature.

Lord Mountbatten

My father was afraid of his father, I was afraid of my father, and I don't see why my children shouldn't be afraid of me.

Vasyl Lomachenko

My father taught me boxing and showed me what this beautiful sport means.

Trevor Noah

I lost contact with my father for many years because of apartheid. For, like, six years, I didn't see my dad. And, now, this was the six years of being a teenager.

Eric Clapton

'My Father's Eyes' is very personal. I realized that the closest I ever came to looking in my father's eyes was when I looked into my son's eyes.

Cary Grant

My father used to say, 'Let them see you and not the suit. That should be secondary.'

Katherine Schwarzenegger

My father is Arnold Schwarzenegger, the governor of California, and yes, he was the Terminator! He is also a former Mr. Universe and Mr. Olympia, two titles he earned as a champion bodybuilder.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

My father is from Bosnia, and my mother is from Croatia, but I was born in Sweden.

Jared Kushner

Growing up, around the dinner table my father and I didn't talk sports. We talked business.

Amber Heard

I was raised by my father; I was daddy's girl.

Catherine Oxenberg

My father told me I couldn't possibly be a model because I was too short. He's very protective. I did it partly to prove him wrong.

Quincy Jones

My father was a carpenter, a very good carpenter. He also worked for the Jones boys. They were not family members, we weren't related at all. They started the policy racket in Chicago, and they had the five and dime store.

Washington Irving

A father may turn his back on his child, brothers and sisters may become inveterate enemies, husbands may desert their wives, wives their husbands. But a mother's love endures through all.

Quentin Crisp

My mother protected me from the world and my father threatened me with it.

World Parenting
Vasyl Lomachenko

No one will train me but my father.

Alexander the Great

I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.

Judy Davis

Judy Garland's father was gay. That seems to be the consensus. They left Minnesota and went to California because he got caught with some boy backstage.

Roger Moore

My father believed in toughness, honesty, politeness and being on time. All very important lessons.

Laurence Sterne

I wish either my father or my mother, or indeed both of them, as they were in duty both equally bound to it, had minded what they were about when they begot me.

Tom Ellis

I come from a religious family - my father is a pastor, my uncle, my sister and her husband are a pastor team.

Dwight Howard

People say you don't need a father to be successful. I take offense to that.

Bill Paxton

On the Internet, on IMDB, they've got that my middle name as Archibald. I don't have a middle name! My father doesn't like middle names.

Anjelica Huston

I read James Joyce's short story 'The Dead,' and I love that movie for many reasons. It was the last film I made with my father, and it's emotional for me as well as a movie I'm proud of.

Louis Theroux

As a father of two children, I am used to seeing kids in the midst of a five-alarm meltdown over the choice of DVD or the necessity of broccoli.


Science is the father of knowledge, but opinion breeds ignorance.

Beau Biden

Any time the other side - Karl Rove or folks on the far right - are going after my father for smiling too much, you know that's a victory.

Shah Rukh Khan

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

Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

I'm always going to love my father.

Sean Lennon

I'm not trying to overcome my father or fill his shoes or reach any kind of level that he did. We're talking about a Mozart of rock music.

Music Shoes
Linda Evans

My first speaking part was to read for John Forsythe for Bachelor Father. I was the lead, opposite him.

Gene Tierney

I was plunged into what was known as the debutante social whirl. This was one of the ways fathers justified their own hard work and sacrifices.

Michael Jackson

I just wish I could understand my father.

Roger Federer

Being a husband is for me as big a priority as being a father.

A. R. Rahman

I am a friend when I need to be a friend, a father when I need to be a father, a musician when music calls. I switch roles accordingly.

Donald Trump, Jr.

I think politics is a dirty game. We've seen the sides that they take; we've seen the commentary they have had on my father.

Mark Wahlberg

If I succeed in business but fail as a father, then I've failed.

Jesus Christ

As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you.

Julie Bowen

My darling father gave me some decent getaway sticks - my legs are OK.

Prince Harry

Conversations with my mother, father, my grandparents, as I've grown up have obviously driven me towards wanting to try and make a difference as much as possible.

Grace Kelly

My husband is a good father, concerned about his children.

Good Children
John Candy

The loss of my father left a great emptiness in my heart.

Justin Hartley

Any father can relate to feeling like a superhero when you put a Band-Aid on your kid.

Jesse Metcalfe

I never really had that father figure to look up to. I think that's the reason I'm so ambitious. I felt like I wasn't appreciated as a child so I wanted to prove my worth as an adult, as an actor.

Sigmund Freud

I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection.

Childhood Parenting
Elizabeth Holmes

My father did a lot of disaster relief work, and he was always in places where there was a lot of pain.


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

Alec Baldwin

My father would chaperone at high-school dances, and the toughest guy in the high school used to want to fight my father. My father broke his hand on a guy's head once in school.

Jared Kushner

My father's favorite movie was 'The Dirty Dozen.'

Eric Trump

Our father always made us work. I think that's the greatest thing a parent could ever do.

Jake Gyllenhaal

When I was young, before school, my father would wake me up and we would go running together. A love of being physical, being active and being outside was something he instilled in me.

Love Togetherness
Pedro Pascal

I was so obsessed with film and actors that I wasn't a very good student. I was always in trouble, but my father would always take us to the movies.

Ryan Reynolds

My father was a police officer before he retired. One of my brothers is also a police officer, and I think they kind of expected I would do something along those lines, like become a fireman or something.

Roald Dahl

My father was a Norwegian who came from a small town near Oslo. He broke his arm at the elbow when he was 14, and they amputated it.

The thing that influenced me most in relation to 'Nanny McPhee' were the Westerns I watched with my father. All the Spaghetti Westerns; all the Virginians; all the High Chaparrals. Because if you think about the form, it's a stranger from out of town.

Beau Biden

I know my father will be a great vice president.

Matthew McConaughey

I don't want to just revolve. I want to evolve. As a man, as a human, as a father, as a lover.

Kangana Ranaut

When I left my home to become an actress, my father didn't give me a single penny. I struggled a lot, and they had no idea what I went through. My grandfather even asked me to drop my surname when he learnt I was joining films.

Prince Charles

Father told me that if I ever met a lady in a dress like yours, I must look her straight in the eyes.

Elizabeth I

Must! Is must a word to be addressed to princes? Little man, little man! Thy father, if he had been alive, durst not have used that word.

Eric Trump

My father would be an amazing, amazing commander in chief.


Of course, my father was a soccer player. He used to play very good. Then, when I was young, eight or nine years old, ten years old, I just want to be like my father.

Mitch Albom

My own father didn't talk a lot about feelings or emotions.

Virat Kohli

I delayed my father's funeral because of cricket.

Will Smith

There's so much negative imagery of black fatherhood. I've got tons of friends that are doing the right thing by their kids, and doing the right thing as a father - and how come that's not as newsworthy?

Thurgood Marshall

My father had a flat rule. He believed that every man's house was his castle. He had a flat rule: no man could come in his house without his permission.

Sarah Michelle Gellar

Just because you donate sperm does not make you a father. I don't have a father. I would never give him the credit or acknowledge him as my father.

Mukesh Ambani

My big advantage was to have my father accept me as first-generation.

Pope Francis

The Lord has redeemed all of us, all of us, with the blood of Christ: all of us, not just Catholics. Everyone! 'Father, the atheists?' Even the atheists. Everyone!

Vanessa Hudgens

That's actually how my parents met. They were pen pals. My mom was in the Philippines and my father was in the States, and they wrote to each other. He went out to meet her, and they wed not too long after.

Ice Cube

I'm not actually from Compton - I'm from South Central Los Angeles, and my father still lives in the same house I grew up in, so I'm there all the time.

Indira Gandhi

My father was a statesman, I am a political woman. My father was a saint. I am not.

Aamir Khan

Many people, including me, thought it was too early for me to play a father to two grown-up daughters, but I found the script of 'Dangal' irresistible. I had to do it!

Wayne Gretzky

Most people marry their mother. I married my father.

Groucho Marx

She got her looks from her father. He's a plastic surgeon.

Anne Heche

I told my mother at about the seventh year of therapy that I had been abused sexually by my father, and she hung up the phone on me.

Jared Kushner

I love my father, but I have worked to develop a separate and distinct identity in different projects I have worked on.

Carla Gugino

My father and my mother separated when I was two.

Carrie Fisher

I was born on October 21, 1956 in Burbank, California. My father, Eddie Fisher, was a famous singer. My mother, Debbie Reynolds, was a movie star. Her best-known role was in 'Singin' In The Rain.'

Tina Turner

In fact, my parents were church people; my father was a deacon in the church.

Lisa Marie Presley

I have a lot of memories, but I don't go into capitalizing on that. Something's got to be my own. I'm not doing the record to sit here and broadcast my memories of my father.

Billie Jean King

In 1973, a woman could not get a credit card without her husband or father or a male signing off on it.

Camille Paglia

When I was a child, my father taught me to put up my fists like a boy and to be prepared to defend myself at all times.