Father's Day Quotes

Inspirational Father’s Day quotes

It doesn’t matter how much you love and appreciate your dad, when it comes to actually putting pen to paper the words don’t just write themselves. Ahead of Father’s Day, we compiled our favourite Father’s Day quotes ranging from funny ones for new dads to those specific to sons and daughters.

You can also browse our full range of Father’s Day cards and if you’ve not yet got a little present, don’t worry, we’ve also got a guide on all the best Father’s Day gift ideas.

Funny Father’s Day quotes

Instead of listening to all the terrible dad jokes this year, why not include a truly hilarious quote that will go nicely with your funny Father’s Day card?

We’ve rounded up a few of our favourites:

  • “You can tell what was the best year of your father’s life because they seem to freeze that clothing style and ride it out.” – Jerry Seinfeld
  • “When you got more than one kid, you just wake up angry.” – Kevin Hart
  • “There should be a children’s song: ‘If you’re happy and you know it, keep it to yourself and let dad sleep.” – Jim Gaffigan
  • “If you’re not yelling at your kids, you aren’t spending enough time with them.” – Mark Ruffalo
  • “A father carries pictures where his money used to be.” – Steve Martin
  • “Raising kids is part joy and part guerrilla warfare.” – Ed Asner
  • “Fatherhood is great because you can ruin someone from scratch.” – Jon Stewart

Becoming a new father quotes

It’s just as important to acknowledge all the new dads this year with a first Father’s Day card. And of course, we’ve found some great quotes about being a father that you can include to make it that bit more special:

  • “Never is a man more of a man than when he is the father of a newborn.” – Matthew McConaughey
  • “Fatherhood is the greatest thing that could ever happen. You can’t explain it until it happens; it’s like telling somebody what water feels like before they’ve ever swam in it.” – Michael Bublé
  • “Any fool can have a child. That doesn’t make you a father. It’s the courage to raise a child that makes you a father.” – Barack Obama
  • “Being a father is the single greatest feeling on earth. Not including those wonderful years, I spent without a child, of course.” – Ryan Reynolds
  • “Everything just gets heightened when you have a baby. The volume gets turned up on life. I never knew I could be this happy, and that’s the truth.” – Jimmy Fallon

Sentimental father and son quotes

Growing up, sons really do look up to their fathers and this continues even when they reach adulthood. To really show your admiration, here are a range of quotes that truly encapsulate the father-son relationship that you can add to your Father’s Day card:

  • “The older I get, the smarter my father seems to get.” – Tim Russert
  • “It is not flesh and blood, but heart which makes us fathers and sons.” – Friedrich Von Schiller
  • “With sons and fathers, there’s an inexplicable connection and imprint that your father leaves on you.” – Brad Pitt
  • “A son’s first hero is his dad.” – Unknown
  • “Forget Batman. When I really thought about what I wanted to be when I grew up, I wanted to be my dad.” – Paul Asay
  • “My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.” – Jim Valvano
  • “Every son’s first superhero is his father, and it was the same for me. For me, he was Superman and Batman combined.” – Tiger Shroff

Heart-warming Father’s Day quotes from daughters

A father-daughter relationship really can be one of the purest bonds in the world. If you’re wanting to add a touching message to your father-daughter card, we’ve compiled some of our favourite quotes for all the daddy’s girls out there:

  • “I love my father as the stars – he’s a bright shining example and a happy twinkling in my heart.” – Terri Guillemets
  • “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
  • “Old as she was, she still missed her daddy sometimes.” – Gloria Naylor
  • “Confident women are raised by loving dads.” – Nitya Prakash
  • “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
  • “They don’t make men like my daddy anymore.” – Loretta Lynn
  • “When my father didn’t have my hand, he had my back.” – Linda Poindexter
  • “My father gave me my dreams. Thanks to him, I could see a future.” – Liza Minnelli
  • “A father holds his daughter’s hand for a short while, but he holds her heart forever.” – Unknown
  • “My father, he was like the rock, the guy you went to with every problem.” – Gwyneth Paltrow

Best dad quotes from writers

Perhaps unsurprisingly, some of the best dad quotes come from those who truly do have an exceptional way with words. Below are a few that we think would go perfect inside your classic Father’s Day card:

  • “The best fathers have the softest, sweetest hearts. In other words, great dads are real marshmallows.” – Richelle E. Goodrich, Slaying Dragons
  • “A father is the one friend upon whom we can always rely.” – Emile Gaboriau, File Number 113 And The Little Old Man of Batignolles
  • “No music is so pleasant to my ears as that word-father.” – Lydia Maria Child, Philothea: A Grecian Romance
  • “The heart of a father is the masterpiece of nature.” – Antoine François Prévost, Manon Lescaut
  • “He adopted a role called being a father so that his child would have something mythical and infinitely important: a protector.” – Tom Wolfe, The Bonfire of the Vanities
  • “I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments when they aren’t trying to teach us. We are formed by little scraps of wisdom.” – Umberto Eco, Foucault’s Pendulum
  • “To her, the name of father was another name for love.” – Fanny Fern, Fresh Leaves

Hopefully, you’ve found the perfect inspirational dad quote, but if you are in need of more ideas we have a whole other guide on what to write in a Father’s Day card. For any future special occasions, you can visit the thortful blog for more what to write pieces, gift guides, and lifestyle articles.