Quotes for Dads from Celebrities
and Normal Dads Alike

Quotes for dads ... here are some great ones, ranging from inspirational to humorous. The idea for this collection is that nothing makes a hunky guy more attractive than a genuine commitment to the love, care and growth of his kids. For those who love men and celebrate their commitment to the next generation, this is a meeting place for you.

Although most of these dad quotes are from celebrities, I invite you to submit your own to help foster awareness of what it means to be a good father and inspire men around the world.

If you'd like to add a photo of your husband, father, uncle or anyone who has been supportive in your life, we will be adding a feature to allow you to do this shortly. Please be patient as we grow our collection of quotes for dads.

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According to adoptive and birth father, Brad Pitt,

"Reflecting on what parenthood means to him, he explains, "Kids hold up a mirror to you....You can't make excuses."

Right on, Brad! With your dedication to parenting and to your kids, you are a role model for fathers around the world. You've raised the bar and by your own example, call out all the absent fathers around the world.

In writing this, I just came up with my own quotation:

"Nothing shapes a man's character more than being a committed dad. Nothing makes him more attractive."

~ Laura Ramirez

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Here's a funny dad quote from comedian and actor, Ray Romano:

"Everyone should have kids. They are the greatest joy in the world. But they are also terrorists. You’ll realize this as soon as they are born and they start using sleep deprivation to break you."

~ Ray Romano, Quotes for Dads


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Leading political satirist, PJ O'Rourke's contribution to our quotes for dads collection illustrates his the humorous sarcasm that he is known for:

You know your children are growing up when they stop asking you where they came from and refuse to tell you where they’re going.


~ P. J. O’Rourke

As the mother of teenage boys, I had to laugh at this because it's just so true. Actually, though, my nineteen and sixteen year old are very good at telling me where they're going. They don't always like to, but they always do.

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C Everett Koop, once the Surgeon General of the United States, counts among our hunky hunks because his heart is in the right place. According to Koop:

Life affords no greater responsibility, no greater privilege, than the raising of the next generation.

I agree wholeheartedly with this. This is the core premise of my parenting book, Keepers of the Children.


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