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" My art teacher told me I'd be suited to graphic design, but I just couldn't, because it was what my dad had done. "
" A father's disappointment can be a very powerful tool. "
" Growing up in Georgia, my dad was a farmer and we worked in agriculture, so we were always looking up at the sky, checking if rain was in the forecast. That always set the tone for the mood in my household, whether we had rain coming in or not - we knew the crops would be good and it was going to be a good week around the Bryan household. "
" My dad said, 'If you want to go out with girls and go out with your friends, get a job.' I found one at the local country club as a pot washer in the kitchen. "
" Now I see other kids and their parents, and I compare them to my dad. Our dad was a really normal father when he was with us. We would get grounded if we did something bad. He would ground us. He wouldn't call it grounding; he'd just say, 'You're on punishment.' Sometimes we'd be on punishment a lot. "
" I've got my dad's height and smoking habit. But I think I've got my mum's looks and sensibilities. "
" As Daddy said, life is 95 percent anticipation. "
" It was definitely a part of our life. I mean, my mom had both her brothers and her fiancee in Vietnam at the same time, so it wasn't just my dad's story, it was my mom's story too. And we definitely grew up listening to the stories. "
" I really, really like interior design. I grew up in a really old house outside of Philly that was built in 1821. My mom is really into antiques, and my dad is very mid-century. They're not together anymore, so in the middle of growing up, I, all of the sudden, had two houses that were very different but really well done in each of their own ways. "
" My dad was a holistic doctor, so putting good things into my body has always been something I've strived for. "
" Well, Mom and Dad are both actors, and I've spent a lot of time watching my mom on stage and a lot of time on set with my dad, so it was very much a part of my growing up. "
" Whenever I fail as a father or husband... a toy and a diamond always works. "
Shah Rukh Khan
" When you grow up on a dairy farm, cows don't take a day off. So you work every day and my dad always said, 'No one can outwork you.' "
" I do need to explore my faith, because it has got lost over the years and it has been kind of tainted through experience. But I also know it's enriched my life, my dad being a Catholic. "
" Humor is always based on a modicum of truth. Have you ever heard a joke about a father-in-law? "
" I'm into being a dad, that's where my focus is most of the time. I'm an actor that's my job, but it's not my life. I have a lot of other interests too. "
" A mustache really defines your face. My dad had a mustache when I was growing up, and I can still remember when he shaved it, he looked like a completely different person. "
" My dad never missed a day of work, and he was always smiling when he came home. "
" I got stuck up a tree when I was about seven, and my dad had to come and get the ladder to get me down. I loved to climb all the way up to the top. I must have been a koala in my past life. "
" I like all the angels around because they protect me and my daughter. I mean, her Dad's an angel. "
" I've spent so much time with my dad traveling and seeing the ground-level change that we've been able to make through philanthropy and trip over trip, time over time, country over country, home after home we've been invited into, given tea, given food that people didn't have to give us, I mean all of these things. "
Howard Warren Buffett
" I was in awe of my father. His generosity was beyond anything I ever could imagine. The reason I say he's like Don Corleone is he was always breaking off hundreds. I'd be like, 'Hey Dad, I'm going to McDonald's with my friends,' and he'd just whip out a hundred: 'Here, go, have fun.' "
" Dad's cancer experience included periods of relatively good health as well as bouts of hospitalisation as he coursed his way through a variety of different chemotherapy treatments. "
" Dad never interferes in our personal matters. He is a very candid person and knows where to draw the line. He is always there for all of us in the family. "
" My dad is a motorcycle guy, not some Hollywood dude. "
" The only thing I could be better at is to be around more. Other than that, I'm a great dad. I come to the soccer games and teach her stuff, go over her homework with her every night; we stay on the phone. I try to be as good as a dad as I can be. "
Ty Dolla Sign
" Dad had great people investing in his life at a young age. His mother, his stepfather, his Boy Scout leader, his football coach. That's where integrity is planted, like seeds that are harvested later. "
" A father and two sons run Adelphia. It's a cable company. And they took from that company a billion dollars. A billion. Three people - three people took a billion dollars. What were they gonna do, start their own space program? 'Let's send the monkey to Mars, Dad!' "
" Shortly after my dad died, my mom figured that if I could do a few commercials, I'd get a college fund. "
If I Could
" The best money advice ever given me was from my father. When I was a little girl, he told me, 'Don't spend anything unless you have to.' "
" I'm a father. It isn't just my life any more. I don't want my kid finding bottles in the house or seeing his father completely smashed. "
Billie Joe Armstrong