79+ Best Fatherhood Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational fatherhood quotes will challenge the way you think, and make your life worth living.

Famous Fatherhood Quotes

Fatherhood has changed my whole life. — Jerome Boateng

I think fatherhood would change anybody when you have your first son. It’s been amazing. — Russell Westbrook

My father tells me I would have been a criminal or a kick-boxer. But fatherhood has changed me – a lot. — Aleksandar Mitrovic

Fatherhood is the most amazing thing that could ever have happened in my life. — Corey Feldman

And in that time, I lost my dad and had kids of my own. It was like, OK, I get it now. I know what fatherhood is all about. And you look at your parents differently. — Paul Reiser

With marriage and fatherhood, I’ve finally found two fixed points in my life. They’ve taught me patience. They’ve also taught me that I don’t need to feel guilty about being happy. My emotional seasons are less extreme. — Pete Wentz

Being a father has been, without a doubt, my greatest source of achievement, pride and inspiration. Fatherhood has taught me about unconditional love, reinforced the importance of giving back and taught me how to be a better person. — Naveen Jain

Growing up without a father has made fatherhood harder for me. — Ashley Walters

Fatherhood didn’t change me in the beginning very much. — Tom Sizemore

Fatherhood is a very natural thing; it’s not something that shakes up my life but rather it enriches it. — Andrea Bocelli

Real fatherhood means love and commitment and sacrifice and a willingness to share responsibility and not walking away from one’s children. — William Bennett

Fatherhood is not a matter of station or wealth. It is a matter of desire, diligence and determination to see one’s family exalted in the celestial kingdom. If that prize is lost, nothing else really matters. — Ezra Taft Benson

I enjoy fatherhood. — Kevin Dillon

That’s a win for me, for people to be able to say, ‘Faith, fatherhood, monogamy exists in hip-hop.’ — Lecrae

I’ve certainly had less practice at fatherhood than I have at acting, but in fatherhood, at least my failures are private! — Rich Sommer

I don’t want the staggeringly wealthy Elton John and his family to represent the standard of gay fatherhood any more than straight people want the stunningly beautiful Angelina Jolie and her family to represent the standard of heterosexual parenthood. Stars are outliers; stars are exceptions. — Rumaan Alam

I think that in the cultural imagination, motherhood has a primacy that fatherhood just doesn’t; and that’s not to say that there aren’t many fathers who are active and engaged and for whom that is their life’s passion. But somehow, in the imagination, there’s something different about maternity. — Rumaan Alam

Fatherhood is a joy. I feel very lucky to have a family. It gives you a perspective on things. — David Harewood

I love fatherhood. — Jamie Dornan

Maintaining marriage seems to be tougher than fatherhood: apparently it’s the most difficult thing in the world. — Kelly Slater

I walked into the wrong examination room. I’m bad enough at facial recognition… I saw more that day than I cared to. Fortunately, I didn’t recognize her from that angle, whoever it was, and I didn’t ask. I’m off to a rocky start on the road to fatherhood, but I got a free view. — Simon Helberg

If you were placing bets on which author would write the tenderest, most moving book about fatherhood, Philip Roth would probably come in at the bottom of the list. — Ben Dolnick

Fatherhood isn’t always a planned thing, but when it happens you just do it. It’s very natural and in that sense it’s not really difficult. — Kelly Slater

Well fatherhood has been a joy, it’s been a challenge and it certainly takes a lot of energy! You know, when I leave you start a whole new chapter of work when you come home and it really gives me a picture of what my Heavenly Father is like, looking at me. — Kirk Cousins

Older fatherhood isn’t all bad: testosterone rates drop about 1% per year as men age, making them less reactive and more patient, and a professionally established middle-aged man is likely to have more time and money to devote to his kids than a twenty-something who’s just getting started. — Jeffrey Kluger

I love every minute of fatherhood, staying up all night, changing nappies, kids crying, I find it really funny and inspiring. It connects you to the world in a new way. — Elton John

Anyone who tells you fatherhood is the greatest thing that can happen to you, they are understating it. — Mike Myers

Fatherhood, both times for me, was a choice. — Art Alexakis

Having been a father for 19 years I realise fatherhood has changed me. — Nicolas Cage

You don’t have to be Wilt Chamberlain to get into the Basketball Hall of Fame. If you don’t have a sweet turnaround jumper from 18 feet, the best route to the Hall is fatherhood. Daniel Biasone, aka the ‘father of the 24-second clock,’ made the cut. — Brendan I. Koerner

I had no expectations about fatherhood, really, but it’s definitely a journey I’m glad to be taking. Number one, it’s a great learning experience. When my mother told me it’s a 24/7 job, she wasn’t kidding. — Christopher Meloni

The surprising thing about fatherhood was finding my inner mush. Now I want to share it with the world. — Christopher Meloni

There’s so much negative imagery of black fatherhood. I’ve got tons of friends that are doing the right thing by their kids, and doing the right thing as a father – and how come that’s not as newsworthy? — Will Smith

Of course, fatherhood fundamentally changes a lot of your life, but it enriches you, too. — Richard Ashcroft

Fatherhood is the best thing that could happen to me, and I’m just glad I can share my voice. — Dwyane Wade

At my age you don’t go into fatherhood lightly. — Rod Stewart

Spanish children are too often ill-cared for, but despite the abuses of ignorant motherhood and fatherhood, such vivid, vivacious, bewitching little people as they are! — Katharine Lee Bates

Fatherhood changed me as a musician. — Shankar Mahadevan

It’s just different discipline, just doing the voice over. I guess I’ve done about 5 or 6 audio books in the past and I do the animated voice for a show called Fatherhood on Nickelodeon. — Blair Underwood

All my books explore fatherhood. I look at what it means to have a big father figure at the centre: sometimes they’re a good father, sometimes bad. — Monique Roffey

Fatherhood is an honor, and men should be strong enough to step up to the plate. — Karamo Brown

Fatherhood is something that is personal to me because I didn’t grow up around my father. — Cheo Hodari Coker

I was quite able at the insignificant work I did in MI6, but absolutely dysfunctional in my domestic life. I had no experience of fatherhood. I had no example of marital bliss or the family unit. — John le Carre

All fatherhood is very important because single mothers shouldn’t have to raise sons or daughters; they need that help. — Nas

Fatherhood made everything more straightforward. I was relieved that no longer did I have to agonise over what meaning I had in my life. — Bill Bailey

Now that we have a true leader who stands for family and has a loving relationship with his wife, maybe black men and women will follow their example. We have a lot of faith and trust in President Obama because his integrity thus far has shown us a new level of manhood, fatherhood and husbandhood. — Tasha Smith

If I’d have known how much fun fatherhood would be, I would have started way earlier than 45. — John Cooper Clarke

I got a very late start at fatherhood. I’m a late bloomer in general. It took me seven years to get through four years of college. I was five years away from 40 before I had a family, and I had never been around kids much at all. All of a sudden, I was around three boys all the time. — Rick Yancey

What I love most about fatherhood is the opportunity to be a part of the development process of a new life. — Seal

They legislate fatherhood in Norway. It’s not an option. That’s a shocking thing to us in America. — Steven Van Zandt

The transparency men have enjoyed for generations, about their ability to frankly work while also reveling in fatherhood, is still complicated for women. Which is not to say that anyone can have everything. — Mona Simpson

I had no road map for fatherhood; I had no personal history to draw from. — James L. Brooks

Fatherhood didn’t just happen to me. I am deliberately living it, re-imagining it, and rediscovering it every day. It is as beautiful as I make it, just like anything else in life. — Hrithik Roshan

Fatherhood is the best thing that has happened to me. — S. Sreesanth

Fatherhood is great. — Scottie Pippen

Each child is biologically required to have a mother. Fatherhood is a well-regarded theory, but motherhood is a fact. — P. J. O’Rourke

Fatherhood has gone and done much more than marriage. It has made me a far more responsible person. — Arbaaz Khan

Just think: people decided one day that a day should be set aside for motherhood and fatherhood. What a great concept that is. — Patti Davis

Fatherhood has changed me, I’ve become more patient. — Sourav Ganguly

Fatherhood is everything I wanted it to be and more. It’s an unbelievable experience. — Rodger Berman

Fatherhood is wonderful. — Terry Jones

Fatherhood has changed me and my perspective towards life. — Atif Aslam

As a storyteller, you have to have something to say. You have to look at the world, think about it in relationship to yourself, and say, ‘I think this is a pattern,’ or ‘I think this is the way fatherhood works,’ or ‘I think this is the way first love feels.’ The danger in that is, that’s when you open yourself up to real critique. — Jeff Nichols

I love fatherhood. I could bang on about kids forever. — Guy Ritchie

We all grow up. Hopefully, we get wiser. Age brings wisdom, and fatherhood changes one’s life completely. — Frank Abagnale

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

I think I’m actually built for fatherhood. I love to have a good time and play, but at the same time I’ve got a really serious side to me, and I think that’s the balance you have to have. Get on your kids’ level, but at any point in time, let them know who the parent is. — Nick Cannon

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

I would define the new aspects of fatherhood like this: It is 75 percent amazing and 25 percent demoralizing. I think any new parent can understand exactly what I’m talking about. — Daniel Bryan

This isn’t a racist, sexist, homophobic hellhole. It’s the greatest country on earth. The West got this way with a whole lot of risk-taking, freedom, faith, families, and fatherhood. I’m not just going to sit by while the establishment media attacks those cornerstone values. — Gavin McInnes

I was a youngish man entering fatherhood when we wrote ‘Woods,’ a patchwork of classic fairy tales with an original tale sewn in. I had dedicated my libretto to my baby daughter. — James Lapine

I’m a big fan of fatherhood, and I’m a big fan of my family. — Jaime Camil

Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope. — Bill Cosby

Most single guys I know think fatherhood is terrifying. — Jim Gaffigan

I was shy talking about certain things, and I was shy with being honest because I didn’t want people to judge me talking about fatherhood and how somebody should have my child around me. — Future

I don’t want to look back and say, ‘Yeah, I was really successful, but I failed at fatherhood because I wasn’t there.’ — Zac Brown

I’m about to turn 48, and I think that the closer I get to 50, the more I might be interested in fatherhood. But honestly, I’m not grown up yet myself. — John Benjamin Hickey

My childhood should have taught me lessons for my own fatherhood, but it didn’t because parenting can only be learned by people who have no children. — Bill Cosby

If I were to compare the Olympic decathlon to fatherhood, I would say fatherhood is a lot tougher. — Caitlyn Jenner

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