50 Heartwarming Father-Daughter Quotes That Capture Your Special Bond
If you're searching for the perfect Father's Day message, these sweet father-daughter quotes will make Dad feel special
Sweet father-daughter quotes
Father’s Day is the day set aside each year for appreciating our dads. Every June, dads (or grandpas and husbands) all over eat questionable kid-made food, and some unwrap new socks. (The extra-lucky ones unwrap something from our Father’s Day gift guide.) Gifts are great for showing pops how much you love him, but finding the right words goes a long way too—not to mention some fun Father’s Day activities. Putting some sweet Father’s Day quotes in a card, or even funny Father’s Day quotes, will have Dad suddenly finding “something in his eye.” Sons can get specific with a lovely father-son quote, while daughters can choose one of the touching father-daughter quotes from our list.
“When my father didn’t have my hand, he had my back.” —Linda Poindexter. Make your pops laugh with these funny Father’s Day memes after sending him these father-daughter quotes.
“Daddy, thanks for being my hero, chauffeur, financial support, listener, life mentor, friend, guardian, and simply being there every time I need a hug.” —Agatha Stephanie Lin. For more inspiration, check out these amazing dad quotes.
“In the darkest days, when I feel inadequate, unloved, and unworthy, I remember whose daughter I am and I straighten my crown.” —Unknown. You and your dad will both love these Father’s Day movies that will tug at your heartstrings.
“Ordinary father-daughter love had a charge to it that generally was both permitted and indulged. There was just something so beautiful about the big father complementing the tiny girl. Bigness and tininess together at last—yet the bigness would never hurt the tininess! It respected it. In a world in which big always crushes tiny, you wanted to cry at the beauty of big being kind of and worshipful of and being humbled by tiny. You couldn’t help but think of your own father as you saw your little girl with hers.” —Meg Wolitzer. If you’re looking for something a little shorter to write in your card, get some inspiration with these Father’s Day messages.
“It was my father who taught me to value myself.” —Dawn French
“If you ever want to torture my dad, tie him up and right in front of him, refold a map incorrectly.” —Cathy Ladman
“To a father growing old, nothing is dearer than a daughter.” —Euripides
“When I’m at my best, I am my father’s daughter.” —Unknown
“Your father, Jo. He never loses patience, never doubts or complains, but always hopes, and works and waits so cheerfully that one is ashamed to do otherwise before him.” —Louisa May Alcott
“She did not stand alone, but what stood behind her, the most potent moral force in her life, was the love of her father.” —Harper Lee
“When a daughter is born, an ordinary life of a man turns into an extraordinary life of a father.” —Unknown
“Daddy and daughter, not always eye to eye, but always heart to heart.” —Unknown
“[My dad] taught me that there is no shame in breaking something, only in not being able to fix it.” —Hope Jahren
“Fathering is not something perfect men do, but something that perfects the man.” —Frank Pittman
“The reason I am bad at cooking is my father always appreciated the dish I prepared, and I believed him.” —Alia Bhat. Beat Dad to the punchline with some dad jokes that are actually pretty funny.
“My Daddy was my hero. He was always there for me when I needed him. He listened to me and taught me so many things. But most of all he was fun.” —Bindi Irwin
“The greatest thing a father can do for his daughter is to love her mother.” —Elaine S. Dalton
“When I come home, my daughter will run to the door and give me a big hug, and everything that’s happened that day just melts away.” —Hugh Jackman
“We gotta start teaching our daughters to be somebodies instead of somebody’s.” —Kifah Shah
“It’s the sweetest thing to be a parent of a daughter. When they hit their twenties, they become these lovebugs that come back. It’s just so sweet.” —Garth Brooks. These family quotes will hit close to home.
“If you don’t want your daughter to settle for less, be not only an ideal father but also an ideal husband.” —Unknown
“Balt Van Tassel was an easy indulgent soul; he loved his daughter better even than his pipe and, like a reasonable man and an excellent father, let her have her way in everything.” —Washington Irving
“Daughters always revel in their mothers’ admiration. And daughters always bask in their fathers’ love.” —Hendrith Vanlon Smith Jr.
“It is not flesh and blood, but the heart which makes us father and daughter.” —Unknown
“A good father loves his daughter with no strings attached. He is available. He is both strong and tender. Being big and strong doesn’t mean being separate from one’s feelings; to the contrary, it means being very much in touch with them. Women who experienced fathers like that know that a strong man can cry, and that a man who can cry can also be very strong.” —Marlin S. Potash
“The example of the father weathering his own emotional seasons can help the daughter weather her own.” ―Victoria Secunda. These parents quotes will perfectly sum up what it’s like having a child.
“When fathers struggle with being authentic, they leave muddy footprints on little girls’ hearts.” —Tina Samples
“Be kind to your wife, because you are showing your daughter what she should expect from the man she loves.” —Unknown
“It doesn’t matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was.” —Anne Sexton
“I love my father as the stars—he’s a bright shining example and a happy twinkling in my heart.” —Terri Guillemets
“The smile of a daughter is the secret purpose of every father.” —Unknown
“Old as she was, she still missed her daddy sometimes.” —Gloria Naylor
“A good father will leave his imprint on his daughter for the rest of her life.” —Dr. James Dobson
“A daughter is a treasure and a cause of sleeplessness.” —Ben Sirach
“A man’s daughter is his heart. Just with feet, walking out in the world.” —Mat Johnson
“There will always be a few people who have the courage to love what is untamed inside us. One of those men is my father.” —Alison Lohman
“When my daughter says, ‘Daddy, I need you!’ I wonder if she has any idea that I need her a billion times more.” —Stanley Behrman
“No one in this world can love a girl more than her father.” —Michael Ratnadeepak
“They don’t make men like my daddy anymore.” —Loretta Lynn
“I rescind my early statement, ‘I could never fall in love with a girl who regularly poops her pants.’ I hadn’t met my daughter yet.” —Dax Shepard
“I may find my prince, but my dad will always be my king.” —Unknown
“A daughter needs a dad to be the standard against she will judge all men.” —Gregory E. Lang
“My mother gave me my drive, but my father gave me my dreams.” —Liza Minelli
“My best smile is probably when I’m holding my daughter.” —Chance The Rapper
“There is no place higher than on daddy’s shoulders.” —Unknown
“To her, the name of father was another name for love.” —Fanny Fern
“The happiest moment of my life was probably when my daughter was born.” —David Duchovny. This is one of those father-daughter quotes all dads can relate to!
“My dad is awesome. But you know what they say, ‘Like father like daughter.’” —Unknown
“You gotta love dads. At my wedding, when I tripped on my wedding dress and fell flat on my face, Dad said ‘Don’t worry, you’ll do better next time.’” —Melanie White
“Some superheroes don’t wear capes. They are called Dad.” —Unknown
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