Father Quotes

Thich Nhat Hanh

The son needs the father to have access to his source, and the father needs the son to have access to the future and the infinite.

N. Scott Momaday

My father was a painter and he taught art. He once said to me, 'I never knew an Indian child who could not draw.'

Eric Samuel Timm

We need to get to the heart of each heart issue - and we can’t do it. Only the Maker can. The world needs #Jesus.

Robert G. Ingersoll

Call me infidel, call me atheist, call me what you will, I intend so to treat my children, that they can come to my grave and truthfully say: 'He who sleeps here never gave us a moment of pain. From his lips, now dust, never came to us an unkind word.

Aoboshi Kimama

I'm going to be a person who writes stories.

I never told mom and dad how much I loved them.

I wanna be someone who can tell a lot of people how much I love them.

Celia Mcmahon

I see my father. I see him gone away. My world is a little bit colder.

Jonathan Safran Foer

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.

Jim Valvano

My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.

Jodi Picoult

When I was little I bragged about my firefighting father: my father would go to heaven, because if he went to hell he would put out all the fires

Alison Espach

All fathers are liars . . . If you want to be a father, you have to be prepared to become a liar.

C.S. Lewis

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]

Tennessee Williams

Mendacity is a system that we live in," declares Brick. "Liquor is one way out an'death's the other.

Nina LaCour

He wipes tears off my face and then snot. He uses his hands. He loves me
He wipes tears off my face and then snot. He uses his hands. He loves me that much.

Cormac McCarthy

He knew only that his child was his warrant. He said: If he is not the word of God God never spoke.

Carlos A. Rodriguez

Tough times don't define you, they refine you. ‪

Santosh Kalwar

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.

Donald Miller

Today I wonder why it is God refers to Himself as 'Father' at all. This, to me, in light of the earthly representation of the role, seems a marketing mistake.

Chuck Palahniuk

If you're male, and you're Christian and living in America, your father is your model for God. And sometimes you find your father in your career.

Ana Monnar

I love God, Jesus Christ, my three children, mother, father, brother, sisters, family in general, my pets, my students, and true friends.

Péter Esterházy

Mi a különbség édesapám és az Isten közt? A különbség jól látható: Isten mindenütt ott van, ezzel szemben édesapám is mindenütt ott van, csak itt nincs.

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

The world is full of unrequited love,' I said finally.
'You and Patrick having problems?' Dad said, reaching around to get the butter out of the fridge.
'No, I was just wondering what you would say if I was a lesbian.'
'Come again?' said Lester. 'I'm having a hard time following this conversation.

Elijah Noble El

That night, when the creature sleeps, when he sleeps, the mother escapes into her daughters’ room. She tells her daughter that the creature’s afraid of her having too much love, too much heart. She takes a tube of lipstick and drags it across her finger like a knife, marking it across her daughter’s cheeks, red, blood, war paint.

Amit Kalantri

No matter how knowledgeable you are, respect your parents for their experience and your children for their curiosity.

Leo Tolstoy

Without the support from religion-remember, we talked about it-no father, using only his own resources, would be able to bring up a child.

Onyi Anyado

For me, it’s not just about blessing my generation, I've done that already, I also have to be a father to the fatherless.

Carew Papritz

Becoming a man means doing the right thing even though it may be hard or difficult. Boys do what is easiest. A man does what is right, whether easy or not.

Miya Yamanouchi

You don't need to be primary caregiver of your children to be of primary influence in their lives. What you do for them behind the scenes in your own unique way is what makes the true difference in the long run.

P.A. Speers

If you do not have a close friendship with your children, I will." Child Molester warning all parents from the book Type 1 Sociopath

Kathy Hepinstall

Every father wants a daughter to meet the right God, and the right man. Perhaps her father had failed with both.

Elizabeth George

No role brings greater joy or blessing than being a parent.

Derek Landy

Personally, I think knees should be kept for the eight or ninth date, or the wedding day. As a nice surprise, you know? 'Oh, my darling, you have knees! I never would have thought!

Derek Landy

Personally, I thin knees should be kept for the eight or ninth date, or the wedding day. As a nice surprise, you know? 'Oh, my darling, you have knees! I never would have thought!

Veronica Roth

People are supossed to aspire to become their fathers, not shudder at the thought.

Kristin Cashore

Spelling bees? Spelling bees do not scare me. I competed in the National Spelling Bee twice, thank you very much. My dad competed in the National Spelling Bee. My aunt competed in the National Spelling Bee. My uncle WON the National Spelling Bee. If I can't spell it, I know someone who can. SO JUST BRING IT ON, YOU BASTARDS!!

André Gide

There's no better cure for the fear of taking after one's father, than not to know who he is.

Enock Maregesi

Mwalimu Julius Kambarage Nyerere alikuwa baba kwa familia yake. Kwa Tanzania alikuwa mlezi; wa ndoto ya haki, amani, uzalendo, ujamaa, na uhuru.

Leonard J. Vander Zee

Torrance uses the analogy of an embrace. When we hug someone, there is a double movement. We open our arms and in so doing give ourselves to the beloved. But in the embrace we also draw that person close to us...One hand, Christ, opens the relationship, the other hand, the Holy Spirit draws us into that relationship with the Father.

Elizabeth Gaskell

My father was a man, and I know the sex pretty well.

Harlan Coben

I blinked and the images were gone. But I remembered how the laugh and the howl and the splash would ripple and echo in the stillness of our lake, and I wondered if ripples and echoes like those ever fully die away, if somewhere in the woods my father's joyful yelps still bounced quietly off the trees. Silly thought, but there you go.

Norma Fox Mazer

That night, stargazing on the deck with Dad, eyes on the sky, he pointed out Orion, Betelgeuse. "It's an art to read the stars, baby."
I never wanted to leave his side-my sure song for so long. Now? His eyes are stone changed. Just looking at them hurts my heart.

Carlos A. Rodriguez

Jesus is more interested in your heart than your ministry.

Jim George

A good leader will seek the wisdom of others. After all, no man is an island!

Jim George

Our wives, our families, and our churches need godly men who have discernment-discernment to deal with life and life-issues on a spiritual level.

Jim George

The amount of time we give to something indicates it's importance to us.

Jim George

Every major accomplishment in a man's life requires a major level of commitment.

Jim George

A man after God's own heart is...
a man who yearns to please God,
a man who desires to grow spiritually,
a man who had a heart that obeys.

Jim George

I know that when I read the Bible, my life is transformed. I think differently. I act differently. I talk differently.

Jim George

Our physical body knows it cannot function without physical water. So, too, our spiritual life should realize that it can't function without the "living water" of Gods Word.

T.P. Louise

Father never approved of my toys
Saw them as child's playthings
I was a child

They were my world
I ruled there
And he stepped on them
Destroying them

And in turn
Destroyed me
I should have been left to play
Now I must step on everything

David Bellavia

Maybe it's time to stop being a soldier and go home to be a father. And a husband for Deanna. I'm not sure how.

Amit Kalantri

To your parents you are still that innocent baby, and sometimes even you will need your father's hand and your mother's lap.

John Burnside

He lied all the time even when there was no need to lie [...] He needed a _history_, a sense of self. [Burnside on his father, p. 22]

A.J. Jacobs

The strange fact that out of millions of people in the world, your mother and father met and decided to get married to each other. And out of the millions of sperm, that the one with your genes was the one that made it to the egg and fertilised the egg. I'll never forget it.

Azelene Williams

The children we bring into the world are small replicas of ourselves and our husbands; the pride and joy of grandfathers and grandmothers. We dream of being mothers, and for most of us that dreams are realised naturally. For this is the Miracle of Life.

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

But in the end I'd marry her to the one she herself loved. To a father, the man his daughter falls in love with herself always seems the worst. That's how it is.

Glenn Beck

You can't love your mother or father if you don't also have the capacity to grieve their deaths and, perhaps even more so, grieve parts of their lives.

Raquel Cepeda

I think Dad wanted to feel the pain, to feel his body cry, an urgent reminder that he was still alive. I pretended not to notice.

G.A. Aiken

The bastard was effectively stuck until he and Morfyd helped him. Fearghus smiled a little at his father’s suffering and the female who caused it.
I do love that woman.

Judith Merkle Riley

Why the Romans, Father?" I asked him one afternoon.
"Because, my child, they teach us how to bear suffering in a world of injustice where all faith is dead," he answered.

Robert G. Ingersoll

The sciences are not sectarian. People do not persecute each other on account of disagreements in mathematics. Families are not divided about botany, and astronomy does not even tend to make a man hate his father and mother. It is what people do not know, that they persecute each other about. Science will bring, not a sword, but peace.

Rick Riordan

Sadie," he said forlornly, "when you become a parent, you may understand this. One of my hardest jobs as a father, one of my greatest duties, was to realize that my own dreams, my own goals and wishes, are secondary to my children's.

Anthony Liccione

I was the first face you saw when you were born, you were bald as my hair ran black. Now yours the last face I saw before I died, your hair ran black, as I was bald.


She who has the excellence of home virtues, and can expend within the means of her husband, is a help in the domestic state

Melina Marchetta

He could hardly breathe at the though of his son and Quintana in Sorel with no one to protect them.

Csaba Gabor-B.

My Son, Only Tax and Death are for sure.

Maria Fernanda Heredia

Si no quiere abrazarme, entonces que tampoco se acerque para golpearme.

G.A. Aiken

A whore Ailean may have been, but a loving, caring whore who adored his offspring and mate.

Bob Dylan

..my father was the best man in the world and probably worth a hundred of me, but he didn't understand me. The town he lived in and the town I lived in were not the same.

Tim Relf

It's not like you're becoming a born-again Christian or teetotal or an accountant or something you can stop being after a while. You'll never not be a father now.'

'It feels great, Rob' he said. 'Just great.

Michael Ben Zehabe

Genesis began with the Father losing His family. Revelation ends with Him getting them back. Is there nothing to be learned from this sad cycle? Truly, family is the legitimate theme of holy text.
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Gillian Flynn

My dad had limitations. That's what my good-hearted mom always told us. He had limitations, but he meant no harm. It was kind of her to say, but he did do harm.

Anthony Liccione

The thing I miss most from home, is having a home.

Joss Stirling

Xavier, you have given me more grey hairs than all my sons put together.’ Saul frowned, then corrected himself. ‘To be fair, you and Zed. Just try not to add to them tonight.

Todd Boss

I swear
we'd lose our

hearts if
they weren't
with elastic
and butterfly

clasped safely

Anita R. Sneed-Carter

Fathers, your are the head and strength of the family unit. If you are not in place, there is a weakness in the link.

Dejan Stojanovic

You ask how it is possible to be your own father and son. You should seek answers, although it is better to anticipate some, to be the light and dream.

Rich Mullins

Bear in mind, children, that they listen to you because you are kids - not because you are right. That's how our Father listens to us.

Richelle E. Goodrich

Without you there would be no me.
I am everything reflected in your eyes.
I am everything approved by your smile.
I am everything born of your guidance.
I am me only because of you.

John McGahern

They'd listen silenty, with grave faces: but once they'd turn to each other they'd smile cruelly. He couldn't have it both ways. He'd put himself outside and outside they'd make him stay. Neither brutality nor complaining could force a way in.

Alison Bechdel

Four years after my father's death, when the subject of parents came up in conversation i would relate the information in a flat, matter-of-fact tone eager to detect in my listener the flinch of grief that eluded me.

Ashlee Willis

Perhaps someday, when you are a father, Prince, you will understand how empty is your heart if your child is a hollow toy that you can move where you will him to be

Thomm Quackenbush

My main nurturing instinct toward children is mild sadism-picking them up and threatening to drop them-which is why I am a good uncle but would make a poor father.

Jim George

There is no substitute for your impassioned prayers on behalf of your children

Carolyn Byers Ruch

I was just four when a hired teenage field hand attempted to molest me. Miraculously, I got away, and I told my dad. My father made three important choices that day: He listened to me, he believed me, and he took action. I was one of the fortunate ones-I had a childhood.

Robert G. Ingersoll

But I will tell you what I say to my children: 'Go where you will; commit what crime you may; fall to what depth of degradation you may; you can never commit any crime that will shut my door, my arms, or my heart to you. As long as I live you shall have one sincere friend.

Elizabeth George

The soul of a child is the loveliest flower that grows in the garden of God.

Richard Paul Evans

It's been said that parents should give their children roots and wings. That was a perfect description of my parents. Even in a wheelchair, my father was a dreamer with his head in the clouds and my mother was the roots with both feet planted firmly on terra quaking firma.

David Mitchell

Judith Rey watches the young woman. Once upon a time, I had a baby daughter. I dressed her in frilly frocks, enrolled her for ballet classes, and sent her to horse-riding camp five summers in a row. But look at her. She turned into Lester anyway. She kisses Luisa’s forehead. Luisa frowns, suspiciously, like a teenager. “What?

Michael Bassey Johnson

God is the only book that can never be touched, open and seen.

Margaret Way

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.

Shahla Khan

Behind every successful man is a woman but few of us realize that behind most successful women is a man too; her father.

Habeeb Akande

Behind every great man is a man greater, his father.

Alison Espach

Inside my house, nobody was home, except everybody, but it was easy to feel like those were one and the same.

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