“ 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

“ 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

“ I know that I will never find my father in any other man who comes into my life, because it is a void in my life that can only be filled by him. ”

- Halle Berry

“ The most important influence in my childhood was my father. ”

- DeForest Kelley

“ My father, he was like the rock, the guy you went to with every problem. ”

- Gwyneth Paltrow

“ Being a father, being a friend, those are the things that make me feel successful. ”

- William Hurt

“ My father was my teacher. But most importantly he was a great dad. ”

- Beau Bridges

“ I never had a speech from my father 'this is what you must do or shouldn't do' but I just learned to be led by example. My father wasn't perfect. ”

- Adam Sandler

“ 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 is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father. ”

- Pope John XXIII

“ A working definition of fathering might be this: fathering is the act of guiding a child to behave in ways that lead to the child's becoming a secure child in full, thus increasing his or her chances of being happy and fruitful as a young adult. ”

- Clyde Edgerton

“ When a father, absent during the day, returns home at six, his children receive only his temperament, not his teaching. ”

- Robert Bly

“ When I was a kid, I used to imagine animals running under my bed. I told my dad, and he solved the problem quickly. He cut the legs off the bed. ”

- Lou Brock

“ As Daddy said, life is 95 percent anticipation. ”

- Gloria Swanson

“ Babies don't need fathers, but mothers do. Someone who is taking care of a baby needs to be taken care of. ”

- Amy Heckerling

“ I made a decision when my father passed away that I was going to be who God made me to be and not try to preach like my father. ”

- Joel Osteen

“ Fathers are biological necessities, but social accidents. ”

- Margaret Mead

“ I just wish I could understand my father. ”

- Michael Jackson

“ My father taught me that the only way you can make good at anything is to practice, and then practice some more. ”

- Pete Rose

“ I would never have done what I'd done if I'd considered my father as somebody I wanted to please. ”

- Robert Mapplethorpe