DAD: Happy Tax Deduction Day!

There’s no shame in admitting that it’s one of the perks. SO…..To all the wonderful fathers, who love their children and are there for them…..


AND……….To the fathers who are deadbeats, don’t pay child support, don’t pay attention to their children, do unspeakable harm or are just plain nonexistent……I’m going to thank you for one thing.

Thanks for being a small part of the conception process, because despite you, there is someone (step-father, big brother, uncle, grandfather….), who loves and cherishes your child and has hopefully stepped in to fill your void.

SO……….this is to all you father figures as well!


Fatherhood is pretending the present you love the most is soap-on-a-rope.
Bill Cosby

The joys of parents are secret, and so are their griefs and fears.
Francis Bacon, Sr.

A man knows he is growing old because he begins to look like his father.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez

One night a father overheard his son pray: Dear God, Make me the kind of man my Daddy is. Later that night, the Father prayed, Dear God, Make me the kind of man my son wants me to be.

The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
Theodore M. Hesburgh

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

Sherman made the terrible discovery that men make about their fathers sooner or later… that the man before him was not an aging father but a boy, a boy much like himself, a boy who grew up and had a child of his own and, as best he could, out of a sense of duty and, perhaps love, adopted a role called Being a Father so that his child would have something mythical and infinitely important: a Protector, who would keep a lid on all the chaotic and catastrophic possibilities of life.
Tom Wolfe

There are three stages of a man’s life: He believes in Santa Claus, he doesn’t believe in Santa Claus, he is Santa Claus.
Author Unknown

He didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.
Clarence Budington Kelland

It doesn’t matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was.
Anne Sexton

Tim Russert, Journalist
“The older I get, the smarter my father seems to get.”

Al Unser, Jr., Racecar Driver
“Dad taught me everything I know. Unfortunately, he didn’t teach me everything he knows.”

Reed Markham, PhD
“Being a great father is like shaving. No matter how good you shaved today, you have to do it again tomorrow.”

Bill Cosby, Comedian
Human beings are the only creatures on earth that allow their children to come back home.

Jerry Lewis, Comedian
“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.'”

Charles Wadsworth, Musician
“By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he’s wrong.”

“A father is a guy who has snapshots in his wallet where his money used to be.” – Unknown

Harmon Killebrew, MLB Baseball Player
“My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard. Mother would come out and say, “You’re tearing up the grass”; “We’re not raising grass,” Dad would reply. “We’re raising boys”

Red Buttons, Actor, Comedian
“Never raise your hand to your kids. It leaves your groin unprotected. ”

Robert Frost, Writer
“The father is always a Republican toward his son, and his mother’s always a Democrat.

12 thoughts on “DAD: Happy Tax Deduction Day!

  1. This is a wonderful collection of quotes to honour Dads everywhere (even those ones that were a small part of the conception process). 😉


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