Thursday, June 2, 2011

Dad Quotes for Father's Day

Father's Day is coming and I'll soon be getting the annual question: "What do you want for Father's Day Dad?" Its not an easy question because I'm not used to thinking about what I want. I'm usually thinking about who needs school lunch money, is the back gate secure so the dog doesn't get out, where is my darn shoe?

So, during my late night google searching, I came across some great quotes. Some by famous people, some anonymous, some just about dads in general. They made me smile so I'm sharing them here.

A father carries pictures where his money used to be.
~Author Unknown

There are three stages of a man’s life: He believes in Santa Claus, he doesn’t believe in Santa Claus, he is Santa Claus.
~Author Unknown

Never raise your hand to your kids.  It leaves your groin unprotected.
-Red Buttons

It is a wise father that knows his own child.
William Shakespeare (I put this on the back of our Dads Club t-shirts at my kids elementary school several years ago)

When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around.  But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.
Mark Twain, Old Times on the Mississippi, 1874

I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection.
Sigmund Freud

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 ( I really like this one)

The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
~Author Unknown (very, very true)

I don't care how poor a man is; if he has family, he's rich.
-Colonel Potter, M*A*S*H 4077 (the show I watched with my daddy every night as a young boy)

Spread the diaper in the position of the diamond with you at bat. Then fold second base down to home and set the baby on the pitcher's mound. Put first base and third together, bring up home plate and pin the three together. Of course, in case of rain, you gotta call the game and start all over again.
-Jimmy Piersal, on how to diaper a baby, 1968

A man knows when he is growing old because he begins to look like his father.
-Gabriel Garcia Marquez

I have never been a material girl. My father always told me never to love anything that cannot love you back.
-Imelda Marcos

A man never stands as tall as when he kneels to help a child.
-Knights of Pythagoras

4 years: My Daddy can do anything!
7 years: My Dad knows a lot…a whole lot.
8 years: My father does not know quite everything.
12 years: Oh well, naturally Father does not know that either.
14 years: Oh, Father? He is hopelessly old-fashioned.
21 years: Oh, that man-he is out of date!
25 years: He knows a little bit about it, but not much.
30 years: I must find out what Dad thinks about it.
35 years: Before we decide, we will get Dad's idea first.
50 years: What would Dad have thought about that?
60 years: My Dad knew literally everything!
65 years: I wish I could talk it over with Dad once more

Happy Father's Day!

What are YOUR favorite Father's Day quotables?

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