Becoming a father isn't difficult, but it's very difficult to be a father.
- Wilhelm Busch
He didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.
- Clarence B. Kelland
There's something like a line of gold thread running through a man's words when he talks to his daughter, and gradually over the years it gets to be long enough for you to pick up in your hands and weave into a cloth that feels like love itself.
- John Gregory Brown
It is a wise father that knows his own child.
- William Shakespeare
Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all out, just as they are, chaff and grain together, certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness blow the rest away.
- Dinah Craik
I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection.
- Sigmund Freud
A father is always making his baby into a little woman. And when she is a woman he turns her back again.
- Enid Bagnold
The father of a daughter is nothing but a high-class hostage. A father turns a stony face to his sons, berates them, shakes his antlers, paws the ground, snorts, runs them off into the underbrush, but when his daughter puts her arm over his shoulder and says, "Daddy, I need to ask you something," he is a pat of butter in a hot frying pan.
- Garrison Keillor
I talk and talk and talk, and I haven't taught people in 50 years what my father taught by example in one week.
- Mario Cuomo
There's no pillow quite so soft as a father's strong shoulder.
- Richard L. Evans
You know, fathers just have a way of putting everything together.
- Erika Cosby
I love my father as the stars - he's a a bright shining example and a happy twinkling in my heart.
- Adabella Radici
One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.
- George Herbert
Be kind to thy father, for when thou were young, who loved thee so fondly as he? He caught the first accents that fell from thy tongue, and joined in thy innocent glee.
- Margaret Courtney
Those who trust us educate us.
- T. S. Eliot
My father was often angry when I was most like him.
- Lillian Hellman
I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments, when they aren't trying to teach us.
- Umberto Eco
To her the name of father was another name for love.
- Fanny Fern
The meaningful role of the father of the bride was played out long before the church music began. It stretched across those years of infancy and puberty, adolescence and young adulthood. That’s when she needs you at her side.
- Tom Brokaw
It is much easier to become a father than to be one.
- Kent Nerburn
It's only when you grow up, and step back from him, or leave him for your own career and your own home—it's only then that you can measure his greatness and fully appreciate it. Pride reinforces love.
My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.
- Jim Valvano
Happy 65th Birthday to the best father anyone could ever ask for.
I love you, Dad!!!