100 Quotes About Father

Fatherhood is a wonderful, generally uplifting experience. But, as with all things in life, it does have its downside. While fathers can be amazing people who inspire their kids, they can also let them down, sometimes through their actions and other times through their words. If you’re a dad yourself, or know a dad who’s struggling with his role, take a look at the below collection of father quotes that might help.

He promised us that everything would be okay. I was a child, but I knew that everything would not be okay. That did not make my father a liar. It made him my father. Jonathan Safran Foer
He knew only that his child was his warrant. He...
He knew only that his child was his warrant. He said: If he is not the word of God God never spoke. Cormac McCarthy
Your father is the only God. You can also become...
Your father is the only God. You can also become god but you must follow a simple rule and let that rule be made up of love. Santosh Kalwar
Ah God! What a loving father you are!
Ah God! What a loving father you are! Lailah Gifty Akita
God is my spiritual Father.
God is my spiritual Father. Lailah Gifty Akita
An almost perfect relationship with his father was the earthly root of all his wisdom. From his own father, he said, he first learned that Fatherhood must be at the core of the universe. [speaking of George MacDonald] C.s. Lewis
When I was small I felt like a Superhero as...
When I was small I felt like a Superhero as my father threw me up in the air. Now after reaching this success peak I unmask - Real Superhero made me Superhero! Hasil Paudyal
1. I think what haunts many people in the world is to lose something they love, something they value, and someone they care for, for me it was my father, I was losing him when I met him. I felt life is bitter, it happens. I laughed while I see him but there was a girl inside me, who was crying and feeling angry for life and the way it treats people. Deep inside I was already broke, but I smiled to show my father. . Shaikh Ashraf
He had a charm about him sometimes, a warmth that was irresistible, like sunshine. He planted Saffy triumphantly on the pavement, opened the taxi door, slung in his bag, gave a huge film-star wave, called, "All right, Peter? Good weekend?" to the taxi driver, who knew him well and considered him a lovely man, and was free." Back to the hard life, " he said to Peter, and stretched out his legs. Back to the real life, he meant. The real world where there were no children lurking under tables, no wives wiping their noses on the ironing, no guinea pigs on the lawn, nor hamsters in the bedrooms, and no paper bags full of leaking tomato sandwiches. . Hilary McKay
When you become a father, it changes you." Snorri spoke towards the fire’s glow. "You see the world in new ways. Those who are not changed were not properly men to begin with. Mark Lawrence
My father was a man, and I know the sex pretty well. Elizabeth Gaskell
Now let's make Virginia Heffernan a man. Can you imagine the same kind of spittle-flecked rage directed at a busy working father who admits to feeding his kids Annie's Organic Mac & Cheese? Emily Matchar
Abba, Father, I adore You, I exalt You, I glorify You, I bow down before You. I worship You O God! I can't live without You. Jesus, Daddy, I ❤ You with all my heart. Pazaria Smith
Our prayer should address our Father with the complete understanding of God’s fatherhood Sunday Adelaja
Of all spiritual disciplines prayer is the most central because it ushers us into perpetual communion with the Father. Richard J. Foster
You cannot always depend on prayers to be answered the way you want them answered but you can always depend on God. God, the loving Father often denies us those things which in the end would prove harmful to us. Every boy wants a revolver at age four, and no father yet has ever granted that request. Why should we think God is less wise? Someday we will thank God not only for what He gave us, but also for that which He refused. . Fulton J. Sheen
Father, in those moments of utter exasperation, help me to want You as much as I need You! Evinda Lepins
I stand and feel an overpowering urge to forgive, because I realize that my father can't help himself, that he never could help himself, any more than he could understand himself. Andre Agassi
Keep moving forward! You don't need permission from anyone in order to move on your own father's land! Go ahead and take the lead! Israelmore Ayivor
Jesus is more interested in your heart than your ministry. Unknown
The boy could see in his father's gaze a desire to be able, himself, to travel the world–a desire that was still alive, despite his father's having had to bury it, over dozens of years, under the burden of struggling for water to drink, food to eat, and the same place to sleep every night of his life. Paulo Coelho
I have the solution to all my problems. I have money, position, the running of one of the country’s legendary cattle stations. I can even get the girl I want. I can’t buy her, of course. She’s got money of her own. But I’m pretty sure if I talk to her dad, he’ll give me the green light. Margaret Way
He doesn't have anything like wisdom of age or hindsight. He's a biased historian of self, an emotional revisionist. We all are, for the most part. Marc Maron
In half hour my mother has managed to give me what my father couldn't: my past. Jodi Picoult
I decided I would go with them, but it would be at my father's house that I would eat. I would share his food, and his poverty. Phoolan Devi
I watched the rain stream across the window in little rivulets with sunshine coming through. For me, the rain has always been an emotional thing that makes me very happy. However, living with the fact that it will never last forever breaks my heart. The slow falling rain reminds me of the time when I and my father would just watch the rain until it stopped. It has been a warm memory ever since. Manasa Rao
[My dad] didn't do much apart from the traditional winning of bread. He didn't take me to get my hair cut or my teeth cleaned; he didn't make the appointments. He didn't shop for my clothes. He didn't make my breakfast, lunch, or dinner. My mom did all of those things, and nobody ever told her when she did them that it made her a good mother. Michael Chabon
Ethan’s voice was choked. “I realize now, what my father felt. When I left home. He must have felt as if everything was ending. That everything he knew was finishing. I wasn't even aware of what he was going through, how it felt for him. I was so caught up in the excitement of moving out and having a job that would buy me a car. I was so eager to leave. His heart was breaking, and I totally missed it. I was completely unaware that his whole world was changing too. But for him it wasn't gaining, it was losing. He was losing part of himself. The part of his life that had focused on me and my mother for seventeen years was ending, and I never even noticed.” For a moment, Leo thought Ethan was about to ask him to stay. If he does, I will, Leo thought. Ethan took a deep breath. “But hard as it is. It can’t be stopped. Can’t be sidestepped. No matter how much we want to or how fearful the future looks, we can’t stay frozen in place. You can go forward or you can try to hold on. I've seen people that were afraid to let go, that never committed to their life. You can feel the desperate regret emanate from them. They know they missed something, but instead of jumping on the next train, they keep looking back for the one they missed. Tom Deaderick
Will you remember this day, Gogol?" his father had asked, turning back to look at him, his hands pressed like earmuffs to either side of his head. "How long do I have to remember it?" Over the rise and fall of the wind, he could hear his father's laughter. He was standing there, waiting for Gogol to catch up, putting out a hand as Gogol drew near. "Try to remember it always, " he said once Gogol reached him, leading him slowly back across the breakwater, to where his mother and Sonia stood waiting. "Remember that you and I made this journey, that we went together to a place where there was nowhere left to go. Jhumpa Lahiri
I won’t tolerate her hurting you, my son. I’ll kill the bitch first.”“ Weren’t you the one who tried to cut father’s throat before he Claimed you?”" He deserved it, G.A. Aiken
It is to the prodigals...that the memory of their Father's house comes back. If the son had lived economically he would never have thought of returning. Simone Weil
Just by writing this story, I thought that I am the real monster, I had the feeling that I am doing it.... it was just awful! Deyth Banger
Our Father Who Art in Heaven gathered more meaning for me as my own father joined the Maker when I was still in school. Andy Paula
Don't focus on the mountain; focus on the mountain mover! " HS/el Evinda Lepins
Fathers...Rise at dawn. Stand up strong. Fix and build. Plow the field. Carry the weight. Work 'til late. Encourage our dreams. Provide the means. Fight with might. Defend what's right. Protect the home. Refuse to roam. Forge the way. Take time to play. Spoil our moms. Keep homelife calm. And all becauseof selfless love. Richelle E. Goodrich
He nodded and leaned down to kiss me. I let him, Dad be damned. S.c. Stephens
He died at the wrong time, when there was much to be clarified and established. They hadn’t even started to be grown-ups together. There was this piece of heaven, this little girl he’d carried around the shop on his shoulders; and then one day she was gone, replaced by a foreigner, an uncooperative woman he didn’t know how to speak to. Being so confused, so weak, so in love, he chose strength and drove her away from himself. The last years he spent wondering where she’d gone, and slowly came to realise that she would never return, and that the husband he’d chosen for her was an idiot. Hanif Kureishi

He knows that if his father had been a different man, or his mother another women, he would have been the same.

 He would have lived all his years the same way. They played no part. Any combination would have produced the same result. The same man.
We can think a healed thought and speak a healed word, speak of and to the two who are One, our MotherGoddessFatherGod. The hopeful but misty thought that "I've a Mother there" will give way to the experience that "I've a Mother here." We will know Him, Her, Them, Us, the Divine Family unbroken, bringing part to whole and whole to part, singing the indispensable She who had been forgotten but it now found, singing the wholeness, singing the holiness. Carol Lynn Pearson
Old is the tree and the fruit good, Very old and thick the wood. Woodman, is your courage stout? Beware! the root is wrapped about Your mother's heart, your father's bones; And like the mandrake comes with groans. Robert Louis Stevenson
The image is horrible, I somehow couldn't get out, probably weakness of my character if you ask me.. or who knows?? But after all the story could go like father rapes his son or daughter which are babys which will mean age somewhere 1, 2.. but after all there isn't a lot of to be saw this can be heard on the news and it will be difficult to build great drama.. but so far I could try this to do!. Deyth Banger
Because even if the whole world was throwing rocks at you, if you still had your mother or father at your back, you’d be okay. Some deep-rooted part of you would know you were loved. That you deserved to be loved. Jojo Moyes
She hadn’t seen gold since she’d lastbeen to her father’s home, when she would sneak off to meet him. Smiling at the brief memory of, as her mother called him, “the onewho gave me the seed which allowed for your presence. G.A. Aiken
You wanted to kill your father in order to be your father yourself. Now you are your father, but a dead father. Sigmund Freud
He was big, that Sid. He was a force, a character, and I wondered fleetingly if Sally and I would ever seem as big to our offspring as Sid had seemed to us. Martha Moody
Theo's already on his way. Paul might bee too, but communications have been down so long, I don't know."" Heading out here with a storm like this coming in? That's madness." Dad sighs. "Then again, jumping through dimensions to chase a dead man is madness too. I had long suspected their lunacy but this confirmation is nonetheless disquieting."" See? Everything's going to be fine. Claudia Gray
I drift off for a while. I don't know how long, but when I open my eyes, the Oscars are still on and Alex tells me that Sid has gone and this makes me a little sad. Whatever the four of us had is over. He is my daughter's boyfriend now, and I am a father. A widower. No pot, no cigarettes, no sleeping over. They'll have to find inventive ways to conduct their business, most likely in uncomfortable places, just like the rest of them. I let him and my old ways go. We all let him go, as well as who we were before this, and now it's really just the three of us. I glance over at the girls, taking a good look at what's left. . Kaui Hart Hemmings
My father helped you with that.. that thing you do?” “Yes. Your father helped me with that peacemaking thing I do that keeps you happily killing for a living. G.A. Aiken
My son, do not forget your father's instructions. Lailah Gifty Akita
To deny the force of divine judgment, then, is to make God less than God, and to make us less than His children. For every father must discipline His children, and paternal discipline is itself a mercy, a fatherly expression of love. Scott Hahn
I suddenly remember being very little and being embraced by my father. I would try to put my arms around my father's waist, hug him back. I could never reach the whole way around the equator of his body; he was that much larger than life. Then one day, I could do it. I held him, instead of him holding me, and all I wanted at that moment was to have it back the other way. Jodi Picoult
I am haunted by the ghost of my father, I think that should allow me to quote Hamlet as much as I please. Erin Morgenstern
You have my whole heart. You always did. You're the best guy. You always were. Cormac McCarthy
No love is greater than that of a father for His son. Dan Brown
You don't raise heroes, you raise sons. And if you treat them like sons, they'll turn out to be heroes, even if it's just in your own eyes. Walter M. Schirra
You're the one who doesn't understand, I've been standing on the edge with you for years. Laurie Halse Anderson
Every Autumn now my thoughts return to snow. Snow is something I identify myself with. Like my father, I am a snow person. Charlie English
Darling, You asked me to write you a letter, so I am writing you a letter. I do not know why I am writing you this letter, or what this letter is supposed to be about, but I am writing it nonetheless, because I love you very much and trust that you have some good purpose for having me write this letter. I hope that one day you will have the experience of doing something you do not understand for someone you love. Your father. Jonathan Safran Foer
It is not flesh and blood, but heart which makes us fathers and sons. Friedrich Schiller
I'm bored, " she said." Learn how to tap-dance, " he suggested, without turning around. Neil Gaiman
I saw my father as a man, and not, as a man who was my father. Richard Llewellyn
A father’s tears and fears are unseen, his love is unexpressed, but his care and protection remains as a pillar of strength throughout our lives. Ama H. Vanniarachchy
A father is the template of a man Nature gives a girl Allison Pearson
When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry. Yiddish Proverb
That porch is a happy-looking place, and my father - burdened, stoop-shouldered, cadaverously thin - doesn't seem to belong on it. Margaret Peterson Haddix
The dream thatwe are our fathers. I walked to the Brod, 41without knowing why, and looked intomy reflection in the water. I couldn’t lookaway. What was the image that pulled mein after it? What was it that I loved? Andthen I recognized it. So simple. In thewater I saw my father’s face, and that facesaw the face of its father, and so on, and soon, reflecting backward to the beginningof time, to the face of God, in whoseimage we were created. We burned withlove for ourselves, all of us, starters ofthe fire we suffered–our love was the afflictionfor which only our love was thecure . . Jonathan Safran Foer
But my father, a thief in many ways, had robbed me of my concentration. Mitch Albom
The way Magnus’ breath had sounded, rattling in his chest, before he’d said his father’s name. Cassandra Clare
[My father] loved me tenderly and shyly from a distance, and later on took a naive pride in seeing my name in print. Arthur Koestler
But I got through the review, for all their Latin and French; I did, and if you doubt me, you just look at the end of the great ledger, turn it upside down, and you'll find I've copied out all the fine words they said of you: "careful observer, " "strong nervous English, " "rising philosopher." Oh! I can nearly say it all off by heart, for many a time when I am frabbed by bad debts, or Osborne's bills, or moidered with accounts, I turn the ledger wrong way up, and smoke a pipe over it, while I read those pieces out of the review which speak about you, lad! . Elizabeth Gaskell
The heroin flowing through me, I thought about the last time I saw my father alive. He was drunk and overweight in a restaurant in Beverly Hills, and curling into myself on the bed I thought: What if I had done something that day? I had just sat passively in a restaurant booth as the midday light filled the half-empty dining room, pondering a decision. The decision was: should you disarm him? That was the word I remember: disarm. Should you tell him something that might not be the truth but would get the desired reaction? And what was I going to convince him of, even though it was a lie? Did it matter? Whatever it was, it would constitute a new beginning. The immediate line: You’re my father and I love you. I remember staring at the white tablecloth as I contemplated saying this. Could I actually do it? I didn’t believe it, and it wasn’t true, but I wanted it to be. For one moment, as my father ordered another vodka (it was two in the afternoon; this was his fourth) and started ranting about my mother and the slump in California real estate and how “your sisters” never called him, I realized it could actually happen, and that by saying this I would save him. I suddenly saw a future with my father. But the check came along with the drink and I was knocked out of my reverie by an argument he wanted to start and I simply stood up and walked away from the booth without looking back at him or saying goodbye and then I was standing in sunlight. Loosening my tie as a parking valet pulled up to the curb in the cream-colored 450 SL. I half smiled at the memory, for thinking that I could just let go of the damage that a father can do to a son. I never spoke to him again. . Bret Easton Ellis
A boy is a magical creature - you can lock him out of your workshop, but you can't lock him out of your heart. Allan Beck
There were a few other moves of his father's he could do without as well - the sucker punches, the ruffling of the hair, the way of pronouncing the word son, in a slightly deeper voice. This hearty way of talking was getting worse, as if his father were auditioning for the role of Dad, but without much hope. Margaret Atwood
Yaicha and Darren told me that I wasthe mailman's child, and I got so angry, stalking away, hot steam in my ribs. Yaicha and Darrentold me that I was the mailman's childand now I am thinkinghow wonderful it would beto havethe mailman asmy father. Thalia Chaltas
There must be some kind of internal time distortion effect in here, because when I look at myself in the little mirror above my sink, what I see is my father's face, my face turning into his. I am beginning to feel how the man looked, especially how he looked on those nights he came home so tired he couldn't even make it through dinner without nodding off, sitting there with his bowl of soup cooling in front of him, a rich pork-and-winter-melon-saturated broth that, moment by moment, was losing - or giving up - its tiny quantum of heat into the vast average temperature of the universe. Charles Yu
Family myths are cherished by the people who--however unwittingly--have brought them into being. In my own situation, what my father was really saying to me during that last unfortunate phone call was that I had shattered our family's myth: the myth of a close and tight-knit family in which everyone was in complete agreement about everything, that is, in complete agreement with my father. I had violated one of the tenets of this myth in a way that was unforgivable to him. For that my punishment was to be expelled from the family. . Mark Sichel
(talking about his father) 230 pounds of nickels in Sears slacks. Bruce Springsteen
Well, in that case, no. I’m not your father. But if you go with another definition, meaning ‘a man who wants to be in your life and help raise you, ’ then yes. I am. Jenna Evans Welch
Your lifestyle shows who your father is Sunday Adelaja
Her father had learned only one thing in prison. Not humility, nor patience, nor understanding... Marshall Kofer had learned to listen, at least to his daughter". John Grisham
Every child grows up thinking their father is a hero or villain until they are old enough to realize that he is just a man Mark Maish
Not everyone knows what it is to have your father’s rival’s penis inches from your nose. Ian Mcewan
The father who would taste the essence of his fatherhood must turn back from the plane of his experience, take with him the fruits of his journey and begin again beside his child, marching step by step over the same old road. Angelo Patri
As a child crawls up into his daddy's lap, we too can climb into our Father's arms and tell Him all that is in our hearts. Bill Bright
You don't need the help of politicians to be a good teacher, Peter. Audrey Magee
Well, fathers and sons… one way or the other, they always disappoint each other. Robert Ferrigno
My lord father used to say a man should never draw his sword unless he means to use it. George R.r. Martin
The body was weak, it can't move it can't do anything. It was like a junkie or a robot which is off, the body was in terrible condition. This wasn't a robot, this was a human a real human which suicided a human which his body was swollen! Deyth Banger
May the Father judge him justly. George R.r. Martin
It's a vanity to think that a legitimate shamanistic experience can be purchased. Father John Misty
This gift of 'loving' the other person is a reflection of the spiritual 'love' given by the Father and shown through His Son Jesus Christ. George Calleja
Fathers are no longer men, most are only boys who pretend. Delano Johnson
I always loved him more after he had scolded me than I did at any other time. Ralph Moody
As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Jesus Christ
Trust me, sweetheart, there is a reason centuries of fathers have fought brutal wars to protect the concept of Immaculate Conception. Karin Slaughter
Be less the general and more a father. Hold her close at night and chase the shadows away. Laura Frantz
It had been my father's way to remove obstructions, to repair washouts in old trails, to leave each trail better than he had found it. "Tread lightly on the paths, " he had told me. "Others will come when you have gone." That was how I would remember my father. There was never a place he walked that was not the better for his having passed. For every tree he cut down he planted two. Louis LAmour
Happy Graduation, " he said." Now go get her. Jennifer E. Smith
Jesus Christ is the way of gaining a father, the path of a pure and righteous life without fornication, lust or adultery Sunday Adelaja
On and on they went these nevers, but despite their random natures I found myself following almost every one perhaps bc I never wanted to disappoint my father. His voice even now follows me now on this longest of rides this thing called life. Nicholas Sparks