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25 Quotes about Father-Daughter Relationship

 

There is no job more difficult than being a dad. Especially when you have a daughter, you’ve got to get your shotgun ready early on!

To be sure, not every father-daughter relationship is blissful. In fact, even relatively strong relationships between fathers and daughters can be complicated and imperfect. Still, for many people, this is one of those subjects that’s so close to the heart that words often fail.

Then again, words sometimes succeed. To celebrate the special bond between dad and daughter, we have handpicked the most amazing Father Daughter Quotes.

 

  1. “This relationship has something special about it, that makes every father and every daughter in the world speak warmly about it.” – Unknown

 

  1. “When I come home, my daughter will run to the door and give me a big hug, and everything that’s happened that day just melts away.” – Hugh Jackman

 

  1. “A good father will leave his imprint on his daughter for the rest of her life.” – Dr. James Dobson

 

  1. “My father didn’t tell me how to live. He lived and let me watch him do it.” – Unknown

 

  1. “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

 

  1. “Certain is it that there is no kind of affection so purely angelic as of a father to a daughter. In love to our wives there is desire; to our sons, ambition; but to our daughters, there is something which there are no words to express.” – Joseph Addison

 

  1. “He sweeps her hair back from her ears and he swings her above his head. He says she is his émerveillement, he says he will never leave her, not in a million years.” – Anthony Doerr

 

  1. “One of the greatest things about daughters is how they adored you when they were little; how they rushed into your arms with electric delight and demanded that you watch everything they do and listen to everything they say. Those memories will help you through less joyous times when their adoration is replaced by embarrassment or annoyance and they don’t want you to see what they are doing or hear what they are saying. And yet, you will adore your daughter every day of her life, hoping to be valued again, but realizing how fortunate you were even if you only get what you already got.” – Michael Josephson

 

  1. “Having a daughter makes you see things in a different way. This is my only girl. So I don’t care what it takes to protect her. You can call it what you want to call it. As long as you treat her the same way I treat her, like my princess, I don’t mind.” – Tracy Morgan
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  1. “They say that from the instant he lays eyes on her, a father adores his daughter. Whoever she grows up to be, she is always to him that little girl in pigtails. She makes him feel like Christmas. In exchange, he makes a secret promise not to see the awkwardness of her teenage years, the mistakes she makes or the secrets she keeps.” – Unknown

 

  1. “The father of a daughter is nothing but a high-class hostage. A father turns a stony face to his sons, berates them, shakes his antlers, paws the ground, snorts, runs them off into the underbrush, but when his daughter puts her arm over his shoulder and says, ‘Daddy, I need to ask you something,’ he is a pat of butter in a hot frying pan.” -Garrison Keillor

 

  1. “I think my mom put it best. She said, ‘Little girls soften their daddy’s hearts.’” -Paul Walker

 

  1. “Fathers, be good to your daughters. You are the god and the weight of her world.” -Robert Orben

 

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

 

  1. “A son is a son till he gets a wife; a daughter is a daughter for the rest of her life.” – Irish Saying”

 

  1. “Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.” -Elizabeth Stone

 

  1. “A daughter may outgrow your lap but she’ll never outgrow your heart.”

 

  1. “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.” -Helen Hayes
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  1. “Watching your daughter being collected by her date feels like handing over a million-dollar Stradivarius to a gorilla.” -Jim Bishop

 

  1. “He opened the jar of pickles when no one else could. He was the only one in the house who wasn’t afraid to go into the basement by himself. He cut himself shaving, but no one kissed it or got excited about it. It was understood when it rained, he got the car and brought it around to the door. When anyone was sick, he went out to get the prescription filled. He took lots of pictures…but he was never in them.” – Erma Bombeck

 

  1. “Be kind to thy father, for when thou were young, who loved thee so fondly as he? He caught the first accents that fell from thy tongue, and joined in thy innocent glee.” – Margaret Courtney

 

  1. “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

 

  1. “She did not stand alone, but what stood behind her, the most potent moral force in her life, was the love of her father.”– Harper Lee (Go Set a Watchman)

 

  1. “When a child is born, a father is born. A mother is born, too of course, but at least for her, it’s a gradual process. Body and soul, she has nine months to get used to what’s happening. She becomes what’s happening. But for even the best-prepared father, it happens all at once. On the other side of a plate-glass window, a nurse is holding up something roughly the size of a loaf of bread for him to see for the first time.”– Frederick Buechner (Whistling in the Dark)

 

  1. “He had been searching for it his entire life. He had devoted himself to poetry to find it. Now, in the middle of his life, he found it. It was in the face of the love of his life, his daughter. She, who had never blushed before, now blushed. And in that blushing, he knew, was the existence of God. That was the day her father learned what God was. God was pure beauty; God was his daughter’s face when she blushed.”– Roman Payne

 

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