Wacky quotes all dads will love

Jun 1, 2013 at 7:00 a.m. ET

If you're lucky, Dad always brought a smile to your face with funny anecdotes and witticisms. Give Dad a laugh and a "thank you" this Father's Day by telling him you love him through these funny and poignant quotes.

Dad laughing with daughter


The circle of life applies to fatherhood, too

"By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he's wrong." — Charles Wadsworth


A face only a father could love… or not

"To be a successful father, there's one absolute rule: when you have a kid, don't look at it for the first two years." — Ernest Hemingway


Sometimes dads are just winging this fathering thing

"If the new American father feels bewildered and even defeated, let him take comfort from the fact that whatever he does in any fathering situation has a 50 percent chance of being right." — Bill Cosby


Dads have a funny way of showing their kids love

"When I was a kid, I said to my father one afternoon, 'Daddy, will you take me to the zoo?' He answered, 'If the zoo wants you, let them come and get you.'" — Jerry Lewis


Daughters always have a special place in Dad's heart

"It is admirable for a man to take his son fishing, but there is a special place in heaven for the father who takes his daughter shopping." — John Sinor


Dads and newborns are quite the pair

"Having a staring contest with a newborn is one of the weirdest things you'll ever do. And it is highly recommended." — Ross McCammon


Some dads wish they could protect their kids no matter what

"I want my son to wear a helmet 24 hours a day." — Will Arnett


Even celebrities take their father role seriously

"This is my most important role. If I fail at this, I fail at everything." — Mark Wahlberg


Funny how maturity can make us view our parents with new eyes

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


Thankfully, we aren't left with our teenage opinions forever

"When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years." — Mark Twain

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