(This quote collection was compiled for a special, Father’s Day blog. One for listening moms will be coming soon…) :)


“It is a wise child that knows his own father.”  - Homer

“It is a wise father that knows his own child.”  - William Shakespeare

“I was the same kind of father as I was a harpist. I played by ear.” - Harpo Marx 

“The words that a father speaks to his children in the privacy of home are not heard by the world, but, as in whispering-galleries, they are clearly heard at the end and by posterity.”  - Jean Paul Richter

“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

“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

“He didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.” - Clarence Budington Kelland

“A father’s words are like a thermostat that sets the temperature in the house.” - Paul Lewis

“I just owe almost everything to my father and it's passionately interesting for me that the things that I learned in a small town, in a  very modest home, are just the things that I believe have won the election.”  - Margaret Thatcher

“I don't ever remember a really cross, unkind word from my father.” - Johnny Cash

“I surrendered to a world of my imagination, reenacting all those wonderful tales my father would read aloud to me. I became a very active reader, especially history and Shakespeare.”  - Andrew Wyeth

“My father, he was like the rock, the guy you went to with every problem.”  -Gwyneth Paltrow
“My dad was my biggest supporter. He never put pressure on me.” - Bobby Orr 

“I was born an only child in Vienna, Austria. My father found hours to sit by me by the library fire and tell fairy stories.” - Hedy Lamarr 

“Because my parents, growing up, they worked hard. Everyone in my family woke up early in the morning. I used to see my mother and my father go off to work, and come back and, no matter what, they had time for the kids.” - Herschel Walker 

“My dad loved to laugh. He was very funny and very silly.”  - Mike Myers 

“Being a father, being a friend, those are the things that make me feel successful.” - William Hurt

“Life was a lot simpler when what we honored was father and mother rather than all major credit cards.”  - Robert Orben