The Quotable Dad: Appreciation from the Greatest Minds in History

The Quotable Dad: Appreciation from the Greatest Minds in History

by Familius

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Overview

With more than 200 unique quotations, The Quotable Dad shares thoughts, ideas, humor, and advice from the best minds of the ages for the most challenging situations that come with being a dad. A perfect gift for Father's Day or any day when one wants to celebrate their dad.

“Becoming a father is easy enough, but being one can be very rough.” —Wilhelm Busch

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781938301469
Publisher: Familius
Publication date: 05/06/2014
Pages: 130
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Welcome to a place where parents are celebrated, not compared. Where heart is at the center of our families, and family at the center of our homes. Where boo-boos are still kissed, cake beaters are still licked, and mistakes are still okay. Welcome to a place where books—and family—are beautiful. Familius: a book publisher dedicated to helping families be happy.

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Humor and Life
 
“Insanity is hereditary; you get it from your children.”
—Sam Levenson

“My dad taught me true words you have to use in every relationship: ‘Yes, baby.’”
—Star Jones

“Whoever does not have a good father should procure one.”
—Friedrich Nietzsche

“By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he's wrong.”
—Charles Wadsworth

“Fatherhood is great because you can ruin someone from scratch.”
—Jon Stewart

“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.”
—Bill Cosby

“My kids love it. I thought I was the coolest dad in the world when I got to be in a Bond film, but Harry Potter, too? Well, I think I qualify for a medal for exceptional parenting or something, don't you?”
—Robbie Coltraine

“When I was about 12 and first started wearing lipstick, my dad would ask, 'Are you wearing makeup?' I would say back, 'You're wearing more makeup there than I am!'”
—Georgia Jagger

“My dad, like many Southern men, is this very emotionally expressive person who isn't as articulate in words about his feelings as he is with breaking a chair or something like that.”
—Lucy Alibar

“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

“When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.”
—Mark Twain

“When I was eighteen, I thought my father was pretty dumb. After a while when I got to be twenty-one, I was amazed to find out how much he'd learned in three years.”
—Frank Butler

“Never raise your hand to your kids. It leaves your groin unprotected.”
—Red Buttons

“Becoming a father is easy enough, but being one can be very rough.”
—Wilhelm Busch

“There should be a children’s song: ‘If you’re happy and you know it, keep it to yourself and let your dad sleep.’”
—Jim Gaffigan

“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”
—Bill Cosby

"My wife is so analytical with raising kids, and I am not. My feeling is if they turn out good, then that means I was a good daddy and put a lot of effort into it. If they turn out bad, it means they took after her side of the family."
—Jeff Foxworthy

“By the time a man realized that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he’s wrong.”
—Charles Wadsworth

“My dad had a personal style which was very attractive. It was quite reserved and quite elegant, and it was infectious. He liked a good sports jacket and a good pair of trousers, with one hand in his pocket and a cigarette in the other. He couldn't understand why anybody would use bad language in front of a woman or a child. He would get up if a woman came in the room. I find myself doing that sometimes and I sit back down again because they are just going to think I'm weird.”
—-Bill Nighy

“My father hated radio and he could not wait for television to be invented so that he could hate that too.”
–Peter De Vries
 
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.” —Harmon Killebrew
 
“Men should always change diapers. It’s a very rewarding experience. It’s mentally cleansing. It’s like washing dishes, but imagine if the dishes were your kids, so you really love the dishes.”
—Chris Martin
 
 

Table of Contents

  • Fatherhood and Relationships
  • Humor and Life
  • Perseverance
  • Success
  • Character
  • Flexibility
  • Learning
  • Wisdom and Judgment
  • Leadership
  • Fathers and Daughters
  • Fathers in the Media

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