In honor of Father’s Day here are 15 quotable quips about fatherhood, children and the art of being a dad:
“Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope.” — Bill Cosby
“Anyone who tells you fatherhood is the greatest thing that can happen to you, they are understating it.” — Mike Myers
“The surprising thing about fatherhood was finding my inner mush. Now I want to share it with the world.” — Christopher Meloni
“Fatherhood will put a man through a lot, but it’s a tremendous job, the best in the world. Even better than playing basketball.” — Derek Fisher
“It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father.” — Pope John XXIII
“When one has not had a good father, one must create one.” — Friedrich Nietzsche
“I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father’s equal, and I never loved any other man as much.” — Hedy Lamarr
“My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.” — Jim Valvano
“I love my dad, although I’m definitely critical of him sometimes. Like when his pants are too tight.” — Liv Tyler
“One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.” — George Herbert
“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
“But there’s no substitute for a full-time dad. Dads who are fully engaged with their kids overwhelmingly tend to produce children who believe in themselves and live full lives.” — Tony Dungy
“It is a wise father that knows his own child.” — William Shakespeare
“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 the old man had learned in seven years.” — Mark Twain
“I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection.” — Sigmund Freud

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