When Charles first saw our child Mary, he said all the proper things for a new father. He looked upon the poor little red thing and blurted, "She's more beautiful than the Brooklyn Bridge."
Any man can be a father. It takes someone special to be a dad.
A father is always making his baby into a little woman. And when she is a woman he turns her back again.
Fathers, like mothers, are not born. Men grow into fathers and fathering is a very important stage in their development.
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.
It is much easier to become a father than to be one.
The father who does not teach his son his duties is equally guilty with the son who neglects them.
A father carries pictures where his money used to be.
Never love anything that can't love you back.
The greatest gift I ever had
Came from God; I call him Dad!
My father died many years ago, and yet when something special happens to me, I talk to him secretly not really knowing whether he hears, but it makes me feel better to half believe it.
Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father.
My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.
If the new American father feels bewildered and even defeated, let him take comfort from the fact that whatever he does in any fathering situation has a fifty percent chance of being right.
One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.
Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope.
My father didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.
I have never been a material girl. My father always told me never to love anything that cannot love you back.
Old as she was, she still missed her daddy sometimes.
When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry.
There must always be a struggle between a father and son, while one aims at power and the other at independence.
A new father quickly learns that his child invariably comes to the bathroom at precisely the times when he's in there, as if he needed company. The only way for this father to be certain of bathroom privacy is to shave at the gas station.
It was my father who taught me to value myself.
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.
To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter.
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