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?
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.
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.
Every father should remember one day his son will follow his example, not his advice.
Fatherhood is a relationship of love and understanding It is power and action. It is counsel and instruction.
The greatest mark of a father is how he treats his children when no one is looking.
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.
A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society.
Not every successful man is a good father. But every good father is a successful man.
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.
Fatherhood is great because you can ruin someone from scratch.
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.
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.
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.'
I won't lie to you, fatherhood isn't easy like motherhood.
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
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!
Fatherhood is the best thing that could happen to me, and I'm just glad I can share my voice.
Your emotional life is not written in cement during childhood. You write each chapter as you go along.
I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments, when they aren't trying to teach us. We are formed by little scraps of wisdom.
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