7 Quotes for Father’s Day (Belated!)

July 7th, 2009 by Jane

Apologies for having been away so long, everyone! Last week was my dad’s birthday and I have been thinking of all that he has taught me: how to shake hands properly (use a firm grip and look the person right in the eye,) to cook, to have a sense of humor about the earthier things in life and how to find some fun in almost anything. I hope you spent some time with your father or favorite father-figure. Besides, we can celebrate those men we love everyday, right? Thanks to thinkexist and about for these quotes!

1. A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty.  -Author Unknown

2. 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, Decorations in a Ruined Cemetery, 1994 

3. 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

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

5. I felt something impossible for me to explain in words. Then, when they took her away, it hit me. I got scared all over again and began to feel giddy. Then it came to me… I was a father.
                      -Nat King Cole

6. Spread the diaper in the position of the diamond with you at bat. Then, fold second base down to home and set the baby on the pitcher’s mound. Put first base and third together, bring up home plate and pin the three together. Of course, in case of rain, you gotta call the game and start all over again.
               -Jimmy Piersal, on how to diaper a baby

7. Never raise your hand to your kids. It leaves your groin unprotected.
                      -Red Buttons

One Response to “7 Quotes for Father’s Day (Belated!)”

  1. Amy Says:

    Love it!!!

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