Father And Daughter Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old father and daughter quotes, father and daughter sayings, and father and daughter proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter.

Euripides

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

I may neither choose who I would, nor refuse who I dislike; so is the will of a living daughter curbed by the will of a dead father.

William Shakespeare

A father is always making his baby into a little woman. And when she is a woman he turns her back again.

Author Unknown

A father should be his son's first hero, and his daughters first love.

Author Unknown

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

Fathers, be good to your daughters. You are the god and the weight of her world.

John Mayor

A father is always making his baby into a little woman. And when she is a woman he turns her back again.

Enid Bagnold

You fathers will understand. You have a little girl. She looks up to you. You're her oracle. You're her hero. And then the day comes when she gets her first permanent wave and goes to her first real party, and from that day on, you're in a constant state of panic.     

Stanley T. Banks

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.     

Author Unknown

The thing to remember about fathers is, they're men. A girl has to keep it in mind: They are dragon-seekers, bent on improbable rescues. Scratch any father, you find someone chock-full of qualms and romantic terrors, believing change is a threat - like your first shoes with heels on, like your first bicycle it took such months to get.     

Phyllis McGinley

All fathers are invisible in daytime; daytime is ruled by mothers and fathers come out at night. Darkness brings home fathers, with their real, unspeakable power. There is more to fathers than meets the eye.     

Margaret Atwood

To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter.

Euripides

A daughter may outgrow your lap, but she will never outgrow your heart.

Author Unknown

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

A father is available to help his daughter balance both her love and her anger toward her mother, to moderate the inevitable emotional extremes in the intense mother-daughter equation. With Daddy's steadying influence daughters can learn to be comfortable with healthy anger, rather than feeling that they must be eternal good girls who must at all costs conceal it.     

Victoria Secunda

A father... knows exactly what those boys at the mall have in their depraved little minds because he once owned such a depraved little mind himself. In fact, if he thinks enough about the plans that he used to have for young girls, the father not only will support his wife in keeping their daughter home but he might even run over to the mall and have a few of those boys arrested.

Bill Cosby

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

It was my father who taught me to value myself. He told me that I was uncommonly beautiful and that I was the most precious thing in his life.     

Dawn French

It is admirable for a man to take his son fishing, but there is a special place in heaven for the father who takes his daughter shopping.

John Sinor

I have never been a material girl. My father always told me never to love anything that cannot love you back.

Imelda Marcos

Fathers are still considered the most important "doers" in our culture, and in most families they are that. Girls see them as the family authorities on careers, and so fathers' encouragement and counsel is important to them. When fathers don't take their daughters' achievements and plans seriously, girls sometimes have trouble taking themselves seriously.     

Stella Chess

Fathers can seem powerful and overwhelming to their daughters. Let her see your soft side. Express your feelings and reactions. Te ll her where you came from and how you got there. Let her see that you have had fears, failures, anxious times, hurts, just like hers, even though you may look flawless to her.     

Stella Chess

When a father gives his daughter an emotional visa to strike out on her own, he is always with her. Such a daughter has her encour aging, understanding daddy in her head, cheering her on--not simply as a woman but as a whole, unique human being with unlimited possibilities.     

Victoria Secunda

I love being a girl because I'm my Daddy's little girl and that rocks!

Author Unknown

Many a man wishes he were strong enough to tear a telephone book in half, especially if he has a teenage daughter.

Guy Lombardo

I am a princess not because I have a prince, but because my father is a king.

Author Unknown

Any astronomer can predict with absolute accuracy just where every star in the universe will be at 11.30 tonight. He can make no such prediction about his teenage daughter.

James T. Adams

A daughter needs a loving, available, predictable father or father figure who can be counted on, whether divorced or at home. She needs his best paternal intentions, even if his efforts occasionally fall short. She needs his maturity and limit setting and sexual oppositeness, so that she can function with confidence in the wider world of adult love and work.     

Victoria Secunda

Hopefully we were all daddy's little girl. He was and hopefully still is wrapped around our little finger. Not to take advantage of more just for the comfort of knowing he is there.

Violette DeSantis

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