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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.

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?'

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.

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.

Vasyl Lomachenko

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

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.

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.

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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.

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.


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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.'

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.

Jesse Metcalfe

I'm estranged from my father and that relationship, as a young man, is incredibly important. It's probably responsible for the man I've become.

Ted Cruz

I've really had two heroes in my life. My father and Ronald Reagan.

Rhea Chakraborty

My father was in the Army so I have lived all over India.

My father came from an intellectual and studious avenue as opposed to a brawler's avenue. So I had to go further afield and I brought all kinds of unscrupulous oiks back home - earless, toothless vagabonds - to teach me the arts of the old bagarre.

Dua Lipa

My father was a musician, so I feel like falling into this career was a bit inevitable.

William Wordsworth

The child is father of the man.

His father is governor of Media, and though he has the greatest command given him of all the rest of my generals, he still covetously desires more, and my being without issue spurs him on to this wicked design. But Philotas takes wrong measures.

Emo Philips

I asked my girlfriend, 'Will you marry me?' She said, 'We'll have to ask my father.' So we had a seance and Jack Ruby says, 'Hello!'

Chi Chi Rodriguez

My father would give his dinner to any hungry kids who walked by and then go in the backyard and pick weeds from the yard to eat.

Rhea Chakraborty

When it comes to opportunities, your father or mother can only set up a meeting for you. However, your opportunities will only materialise if the star kid is talented or suits the role.

Vasyl Lomachenko

I had a dream as a young boy to be Olympic champion in boxing, and that's what I focused on with my father - making it a reality.

Ben Affleck

My father has positional vertigo, and if he flies he gets really dizzy, so he has to drive out to California, which he does a couple times a year. We talk, but we e-mail mostly.

Winona Ryder

I love photography and first editions. I have that in my genes. My father was an archivist.

Laurence J. Peter

Every girl should use what Mother Nature gave her before Father Time takes it away.

Tim Burton

I never really got nightmares from movies. In fact, I recall my father saying when I was three years old that I would be scared, but I never was.

Adam Sandler

I've been called a moron since I was about four. My father called me a moron. My grandfather said I was a moron. And a lot of times when I'm driving, I hear I'm a moron. I like being a moron.

Mariah Carey

My mother is Irish, my father is black and Venezuelan, and me - I'm tan, I guess.

Aldous Huxley

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

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Donald Trump, Jr.

My father is a very hardworking guy, and that's his focus in life, so I got a lot of the paternal attention that a boy wants and needs from my grandfather.

Ernest Hemingway

To be a successful father... there's one absolute rule: when you have a kid, don't look at it for the first two years.

My father was stationed at Clark Air Base in the Philippines, which had a hospital where they brought casualties straight from the battlefield. My mother was kind of a sophisticated bohemian, and my father was in the military to make a living.

Cam Newton

I said on numerous occasions how I feel about my father. I love him with all my heart.

Patrick Swayze

I took after my father.

Adam Sandler

Now that I'm a parent, I understand why my father was in a bad mood a lot.

Anais Nin

The human father has to be confronted and recognized as human, as man who created a child and then, by his absence, left the child fatherless and then Godless.

I enjoy racing historic motorcars from the '50s and '60s. The seed of my interest was planted when I was about 12 years old and took over my mother's Morris Minor. I drove it around my father's farm. But my favorite car is still a McLaren F1, which I have had for 10 years.

Margot Robbie

My mother's family raised grains and crops. My father's grew sugarcane and mangos. So I knew more about the basics of farming than of acting.

Will Rogers

I bet after seeing us, George Washington would sue us for calling him 'father.'

My biological mother later found out that my mother had never graduated from college and that my father had never graduated from high school. She refused to sign the final adoption papers. She only relented a few months later when my parents promised that I would someday go to college.

Frank Sinatra

My father had a piano that was a nickelodeon - put a nickel, and the roller would play.

Harry S. Truman

My father was not a failure. After all, he was the father of a president of the United States.

Charles Lamb

I am determined that my children shall be brought up in their father's religion, if they can find out what it is.

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Novak Djokovic

My father never talked about the sacrifices that the family made for me.

Chris Hemsworth

My father and I are very similar and have a wonderful relationship, but we both stand by our opinions.

Bill Maher

President Bush is supporting Arnold but a lot of Republicans are not, because he is actually quite liberal. Karl Rove said if his father wasn't a Nazi, he wouldn't have any credibility with conservatives at all.

Tom Cruise

I'm always around my mother and sisters. I always wanted to be a father, a husband.

Phyllis Diller

My father used to call me the laughing hyena.

Brad Pitt

With sons and fathers, there's an inexplicable connection and imprint that your father leaves on you.


I used to have seizures when I was young. My mother and father didn't know what to do or how to handle it but they did the best they could with what little they had.

Natalie Portman

My father has a general rule. He says if I haven't done it in real life I shouldn't do it on-screen.

John David Washington

My father taught me how to hunt.

Lyndon B. Johnson

This is a moment that I deeply wish my parents could have lived to share. My father would have enjoyed what you have so generously said of me-and my mother would have believed it.

William Shakespeare

It is a wise father that knows his own child.