Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope.
My father used to say that it's never too late to do anything you wanted to do. And he said, 'You never know what you can accomplish until you try.'
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?
It is utterly false and cruelly arbitrary... to put all the play and learning into childhood, all the work into middle age, and all the regrets into old age.
Fatherhood is the best thing I ever did. It changes your perspective. You can write a book, you can make a movie, you can paint a painting, but having kids is really the most extraordinary thing I have taken on.
Every dad, if he takes time out of his busy life to reflect upon his fatherhood, can learn ways to become an even better dad.
Fatherhood, to me, isn't something you do for awards or acclaim. It's a privilege and a huge responsibility
Leading a family is the hardest job a man can ever have.
Fatherhood is a relationship of love and understanding It is power and action. It is counsel and instruction.
I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father's equal, and I never loved any other man as much.
Every father should remember one day his son will follow his example, not his advice.
The greatest mark of a father is how he treats his children when no one is looking.
One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.
Fatherhood is great because you can ruin someone from scratch.
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.
Nobody ever says, 'Hey daddy, thanks for knockin' out this rent.' 'Hey daddy, I sure love this hot water.' 'Hey daddy, it's easy to read with all this light.' Nobody give a fk about dads!
A father carries pictures where his money used to be.
Being a father has been, without a doubt, my greatest source of achievement, pride and inspiration. Fatherhood has taught me about unconditional love, reinforced the importance of giving back and taught me how to be a better person.
There should be a children's song: 'If you're happy and you know it, keep it to yourself and let your dad sleep'.
When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry.
There are three stages of man: he believes in Santa Claus; he does not believe in Santa Claus; he is Santa Claus.
It doesn't matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was.
It is much easier to become a father than to be one.
Any man can be a father. It takes someone special to be a dad.
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.'
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