98 Father-Daughter Quotes to Celebrate Father’s Day

Welcome to a collection of heartwarming quotes that celebrate the special bond between fathers and daughters. As Father’s Day approaches, let these inspiring words serve as a reminder of the love, strength, and guidance shared between fathers and daughters. Join us in honoring this cherished relationship with father-daughter quotes that uplift and inspire.

Inspirational Father-Daughter Quotes

1. “For father, his daughter is no less than a breath.”Sachin Ramdas Bharatiya

2. “It’s only when you grow up and step back from him — or leave him for your own home — it’s only then that you can measure his greatness and fully appreciate it.”Margaret Truman

3. “There will always be a few people who have the courage to love what is untamed inside us. One of those men is my father.”Alison Lohman

4. “Being a daddy’s girl is like having permanent armor for the rest of your life.”Marinela Reka

5. “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

6. “Daughters always revel in their mother’s admiration. And daughters always bask in their father’s love.”Hendrith Vanlon Smith Jr.

7. “A father’s job is not to teach his daughter how to be a lady. It’s to teach her how a lady should be treated.”Unknown

8. “A good father will leave his imprint on his daughter for the rest of her life.”Dr. James Dobson.

9. “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

10. “When a father gives his daughter an emotional visa to strike out on her own, he is always with her. Such a daughter has her encouraging, understanding daddy in her head, cheering her on — not simply as a woman but as a whole, unique human being with unlimited possibilities.”Victoria Secunda

11. “He was a father. That’s what a father does. Eases the burdens of those he loves. Saves the ones he loves from painful last images that might endure for a lifetime.”George Saunders

12. “It was my father who taught me to value myself. He told me that I was uncommonly beautiful and that I was the most precious thing in his life.”Dawn French

13. “Dads are most ordinary men turned into heroes, adventurers, storytellers and singers of song.”Pam Brown

14. “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.”Wade Boggs

15. “My father didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.”Clarence B. Kelland

16. “Fathers, be good to your daughters. You are the god and the weight of her world.”John Mayer

17. “Fathers, be your daughter’s first love and she’ll never settle for anything less.”Unknown

Heart Touching Father-Daughter Quotes

18. “No one in this world can love a girl more than her father.”Michael Ratnadeepak

19. “A father carries pictures where his money used to be.”Steve Martin

20. “My father, he was like the rock, the guy you went to with every problem.”Gwyneth Paltrow

21. “Certain is it that there is no kind of affection so purely angelic as of a father to a daughter.”Joseph Addison

22. “She did not stand alone, but what stood behind her, the most potent moral force in her life, was the love of her father.”Harper Lee

23. “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

24. “When I come home, my daughter will run to the door and give me a big hug, and everything that’s happened that day just melts away.”Hugh Jackman

25. “I don’t have to prepare to be wrapped around my daughter’s finger. I have been wrapped around her little finger since the day she plopped out into this world.”Ryan Reynolds

26. “A father holds his daughter’s hand for a short while, but he holds her heart forever.”Unknown

27. “To her, the name of father was another name for love.”Fanny Fern

28. “Fathering is not something perfect men do, but something that perfects the man.”Frank Pittman

29. “I watch my daughter wanting to be like other kids and getting upset that she’s not. But I always try and instill in her the idea that she’s perfect as she is.”Idris Elba

30. “A man’s daughter is his heart. Just with feet, walking out in the world.”Mat Johnson, Loving Day

31. “I took my daughter to the father-daughter dance, and I cried like a little baby. She’s 11 years old, so seeing her get dressed up and pretty made me cry.”Kevin Hart

32. “He sweeps her hair back from her ears and he swings her above his head. He says she is his émerveillement, he says he will never leave her, not in a million years.”Anthony Doerr

33. “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

34. “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

35. “It is much easier to become a father than to be one.”Kent Nerburn

36. “When my father didn’t have my hand, he had my back.”Linda Poindexter

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

38. “To a father growing old, nothing is dearer than a daughter.”Euripides

39. “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

40. “The greatest thing a father can do for his daughter is to love her mother.”Elaine S. Dalton

41. “A daughter may outgrow your lap but she’ll never outgrow your heart.”Unknown

42. “When my daughter says ‘Daddy I need you!’ I wonder if she has any idea that I need her billion times more.”Stanley Behrman

43. “My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.”Jim Valvano

44. “Behind every great daughter is a truly amazing dad.”Unknown

Funny Father-Daughter Quotes

45. “A daughter can lead to baldness, but the remainder of the road is just as smooth.”Bryan Pulsifer

46. “I rescind my early statement, ‘I could never fall in love with a girl who regularly poops her pants.’ I hadn’t met my daughter yet.”Dax Shepard

47. “Watching your daughter being collected by her date feels like handing over a million-dollar Stradivarius to a gorilla.”Jim Bishop

48. “Any astronomer can predict with absolute accuracy just where every star in the universe will be at 11:30 tonight. He can make no such prediction about his teenage daughter.”James T. Adams

49. “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

50. “You fathers will understand. You have a little girl. She looks up to you. You’re her oracle. You’re her hero. And then the day comes when she gets her first permanent wave and goes to her first real party, and from that day on, you’re in a constant state of panic.”Stanley T. Banks

51. “If you ever want to torture my dad, tie him up and right in front of him, refold a map incorrectly.”Cathy Ladman

52. “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

53. “A daughter is a treasure and a cause of sleeplessness.”Ben Sirach

Missing My Father Quotes

54. “My father died many years ago, and yet when something special happens to me, I talk to him secretly not really knowing whether he hears, but it makes me feel better to half believe it.”Natasha Josefowitz

55. “When I miss my dad, I feel like a kite without a string, drifting aimlessly in the wind of memories.”

56. “In the quiet moments, when the world is still, I find myself reaching for a hand that’s no longer there, longing for the warmth of my dad’s embrace.”

57. “Missing my dad is like trying to catch the sunset; no matter how hard I try, it slips away, leaving behind only the echoes of its beauty.”

58. “The absence of my dad is a void that no amount of time can fill, a silent ache that whispers his name in the shadows of my heart.”

59. “Grief is the silent companion of missing my dad, a constant reminder of the love that remains, even in his absence.”

60. “Some days, missing my dad feels like drowning in a sea of memories, struggling to find the surface where his laughter still echoes.”

61. “A daughter needs a dad to be the standard against which she will judge all men.”Dawn French

62. “The world feels a little colder, a little lonelier, without my dad’s presence to light up the darkness with his warmth and wisdom.”

63. “Missing my dad is like watching a favorite movie without the leading actor; the scenes play on, but the magic is lost without his presence.”

64. “In the empty spaces where my dad used to be, I find myself searching for traces of his love, longing for just one more moment together.”

65. “Time may soften the edges of missing my dad, but it can never erase the indelible mark his absence has left on my heart.”

66. “Dad, even a fleeting memory of your loving smile is enough to light up my darkest days. I love you!”

Famous Father-Daughter Quotes from Songs

67. “Isn’t she pretty, truly the angel’s best. I’m so happy we have been Heaven-blessed.”Stevie Wonder, “Isn’t She Lovely”

68. “Life flies by in seconds. You’re not a baby, Gracie, you’re my friend.”Ben Folds, “Gracie”

69. “They don’t make men like my daddy anymore.”Loretta Lynn, “They Don’t Make ‘Em Like My Daddy”

70. “Maybe I paint the sky blue; my greatest creation was you.”Jay-Z, “Glory”

71. “For all the things my eyes have seen, the best by far is you.”Andrew McMahon, “Cecilia and The Satellite”

72. “You are my hero and that will never change. You still can dry my tears with just a smile.”Natalie Grant, “I’ll Always Be Your Baby”

73. “Things are going to change so fast. I tell you that I’ll always want you near.”Tori Amos, “Winter”

74. “There’s two things I know for sure: She was sent here from heaven and she’s daddy’s little girl.”Bob Carlisle, “Butterfly Kisses”

75. “So you’ll always know, as long as one and one is two, there could never be a father who loved his daughter more than I love you.”Paul Simon, “Father and Daughter”

76. “Goodnight, my angel, now it’s time to dream. Dream how wonderful your life will be.”Billy Joel, “Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)”

77. “I wanna hold you, protect you from all of the things I’ve already endured. And I wanna show you, show you all the things that this life has in store for you. And I’ll always love you, the way that a father should love his daughter.”Staind, “Zoe Jane”

From Father to Daughter Quotes

78. “There is this girl who stole my heart and she calls me Daddy.”Unknown

79. “I’d always thought the father/daughter thing was overstated. But I can tell you, sometimes, she looks at me and I just become a puddle.”Randy Pausch

80. “You are my angel; you remind me of the goodness in this world and inspire me to be the greatest version of myself.”Steve Maraboli

81. “The happiest moment of my life was probably when my daughter was born.”David Duchovny

82. “My life is a fairy tale because it revolves around a princess—my beautiful daughter.”Dumitru D. Coman

83. “I’ve never had a moment’s doubt. I love you. I believe in you completely. You are my dearest one. My reason for life.”Ian McEwan

84. “Fathers and daughters have a special bond. She is always daddy’s little girl.”Richard L. Ratliff

85. “One of the greatest things about daughters is how they adored you when they were little; how they rushed into your arms with electric delight and demanded that you watch everything they do and listen to everything they say.”Michael Josephson

86. “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

87. “My best smile is probably when I’m holding my daughter.”Chance The Rapper

From Daughter to Father Quotes

88. “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

89. “I love my father as the stars—he’s a bright shining example and a happy twinkling in my heart.”Terri Guillemets

90. “There will always be a few people who have the courage to love what is untamed inside us. One of those men is my father.”Alison Lohman

91. “My dad believed in me, even when I didn’t. He always knew I could do this.”Taylor Swift

92. “I am my father’s daughter, and I am not afraid of anything.”Elizabeth I

93. “Dad, you’ve always been the coolest – like all those times you said ‘yes’ when Mom said ‘no.’”Unknown

94. “[My father] has always provided me a safe place to land and a hard place from which to launch.”Chelsea Clinton

95. “My mother gave me my drive, but my father gave me my dreams.”Liza Minelli

96. “My dear father; my dear friend; the best and wisest man I ever knew, who taught me many lessons and showed me many things as we went together along the country by-ways.”Sarah Orne Jewett

97. “I smile because you’re my father. I laugh because there’s nothing you can do about it.”Unknown

98. “Dear Daddy, no matter where I go in life, you’ll always be my number one man.”Unknown

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