30 Sweet, Tear-Jerking Quotes About Fathers & Daughters


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 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


I love my daddy. My daddy’s everything. I hope I can find a man that will treat me as good as my dad.
—Lady Gaga


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


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


Daddy, thanks for being my hero, chauffeur, financial support, listener, life mentor, friend, guardian and simply be there every time I need a hug.
—Agatha Stephanie Lin


I think my mom put it best. She said, ‘Little girls soften their daddy’s hearts.’
—Paul Walker


A father’s tears and fears are unseen, his love is unexpressed, but his care and protection remains as a pillar of strength throughout our lives.
—Ama H. Vanniarachchy


As the oldest I was a daddy’s girl and loved him with all my heart. My daddy had holes in his shoes so that he could pay for my photography classes, you know what I mean.
—Sherri Shepherd


A wedding is for daughters and fathers. The mothers all dress up, trying to look like young women. But a wedding is for a father and daughter. They stop being married to each other on that day.
—Sarah Ruhl
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