60 Best Dad Quotes to Share With the Number-One Guy in Your Life

"I'm a father; that's what matters most. Nothing matters more."

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Father's Day will be here before you know it, and we have just what you need to make Dad's day extra special this year: the very best Father’s Day quotes and sayings about fatherhood! What better way is there to celebrate Dad this year—even in an age of social distancing—than to send one of these free Father’s Day cards with a little something special written inside. If you really want to go the extra mile, pair the card with a thoughtful gift from this Father’s Day gift guide. And don’t forget to pick one of these cool Father’s Day Instagram captions for a virtual shout-out to Dad that will really make him feel loved. He'll really be touched!

So, what can you find in our list? Well, you'll come across dad quotes both funny and profound. "Lately all my friends are worried they're turning into their fathers. I'm worried I'm not," quips Dan Zevin, while Liza Minnelli digs a bit deeper: "I've said it before, but it's absolutely true: My mother gave me my drive, but my father gave me my dreams. Thanks to him, I could see a future." We concur. (Want more humor? Check out the best dad jokes right here!)

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Jimmy Fallon

" ' Have fun' is my message. Be silly. You're allowed to be silly. There's nothing wrong with it."

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Harper Lee

"She did not stand alone, but what stood behind her, the most potent moral force in her life, was the love of her father."

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Dave Attell

"When you're young, you think your dad is Superman. Then you grow up, and you realize he's just a regular guy who wears a cape."

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Maria Cuomo Cole

"I talk and talk and talk, and I haven't taught people in 50 years what my father taught by example in one week."

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Jimmy Kimmel

"I learn things from my kids constantly. Most of their knowledge comes from Snapple caps."

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Dan Zevin

"Lately all my friends are worried they're turning into their fathers. I'm worried I'm not."

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Jay-Z

"Baby I paint the sky blue / My greatest creation was you."

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Euripides

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

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Michael Bublé

"Fatherhood is the great thing that could ever happen. You can't explain it until it happens—it's like telling someone what water feels like before they've ever swam in it."

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Hedy Lamarr

"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."

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Ryan Reynolds

"Being a dad isn't just about eating a huge bag of gummy bears as your wife gives birth. It means being comfortable with the word 'hero.'"

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Liza Minnelli

"I've said it before, but it's absolutely true: My mother gave me my drive, but my father gave me my dreams. Thanks to him, I could see a future."

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Tim Russert

"The older I get, the smarter my father seems to get."

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Steve Martin

"A father carries pictures where his money used to be."

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Billy Graham

"The greatest tribute a boy can give to his father is to say, 'When I grow up, I want to be just like my dad.'"

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Mike Myers

"Having a kid is like falling in love for the first time when you're 12, but every single day."

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Harry S. Truman

"I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it."

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John Kinnear

"Sometimes I'm amazed that my wife and I created two human beings from scratch yet struggle to assemble the most basic of IKEA cabinets."

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David Beckham

"In my career, there's many things I've won and many things I've achieved, but for me, my greatest achievement is my children and my family. "

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Mark Twain

"When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant, I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years."

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Gordon Brown

"I'm a father; that's what matters most. Nothing matters more."

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Paul Walker

"I think my mom put it best. She said, 'Little girls soften their daddy's hearts.'"

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Nick Lachey

"To me, having kids is the ultimate job in life. I want to be most successful at being a good father."

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Dwyane Wade

"Fatherhood is the best thing that could happen to me, and I'm just glad I can share my voice."

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Wade Boggs

"Anyone can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad, and that's why I call you dad, because you are so special to me."

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Christopher Meloni

"I had no expectations about fatherhood, really, but it's definitely a journey I'm glad to be taking."

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Wayne Rooney

"Becoming a dad means you have to be a role model for your son and be someone he can look up to."

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Terri Guillemets

"I love my father as the stars—he's a bright shining example and a happy twinkling in my heart."

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Cher Lloyd

"My dad's my best mate, and he always will be."

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Billy Graham

"A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society."

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