Sunday, June 19, 2011

Old As She Was, She Still Missed Her Daddy Sometimes

Above, a photo collage of my father with me and my brother (click to make bigger). Below, quotes about fathers. Happy Father's Day to you all!!

“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.”
~ Harmon Killebrew (American Baseball Player)

“A man knows he is growing old because he begins to look like his father.”
~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez (Colombian Writer, 1982 Nobel Prize for Literature winner)

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

“Becoming a father is easy enough, but being one can be very rough.”
~ Wilhelm Busch (German Painter and Poet)

“My son is my son till he have got him a wife, but my daughter’s my daughter all the days of her life.”
~ Thomas Fuller (British Clergyman and Writer)

“A father is always making his baby into a little woman. And when she is a woman he turns her back again.”
~ Enid Bagnold (English Writer)

“My Dad used to tell me that if they challenge you to an after-school fight, tell them you won’t wait – you can kick their ass right now.”
~ Cameron Diaz (American Actress)

“The joys of parents are secret, and so are their griefs and fears.”
~ Francis Bacon, Sr. (English Lawyer and Philosopher)

“One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.”
~ George Herbert (English Poet)

“It is a wise father that knows his own child.”
~ William Shakespeare (English Dramatist, Playwright and Poet)

“A greedy father has thieves for children.”
~ Serbian Proverb

“A bad father has never a good son.”
~ Latin Proverb

“An angry father is most cruel towards himself.”
~ Publilius Syrus (Roman Author)

“My father taught me to work; he did not teach me to love it. I never did like work, and I don’t deny it. I’d rather read, tell stories, crack jokes, talk, laugh – anything but work.”
~ Abraham Lincoln (16th US President)

“No one would be foolish enough to choose war over peace – in peace sons bury their fathers, but in war fathers bury their sons.”
~ Croesus of Lydia

“I’m so ugly, my father carries around a picture of the kid who came with his wallet.”
~ Rodney Dangerfield (American Comedian)

“We never know the love of our parents for us till we have become parents.”
~ Henry Ward Beecher (US Congregational Minister)

“Children learn to smile from their parents.”
~ Shinichi Suzuki (Japanese Violinist)

“My father considered a walk among the mountains as the equivalent of churchgoing.”
~ Aldous Huxley (English Novelist)

“I wrote a letter to my dad. I was going to write ‘I really enjoyed being here’, but I accidentally wrong ‘rarely’ instead of ‘really’. But I still wanted to use it, I didn’t want to cross it out, so I wrote ‘I rarely drive steamboats, Dad. There’s a lot of shit you don’t know about me. Quit trying to act like I’m a steamboat operator.’ I know this letter took a harsh turn right away.”
~ Mitch Hedberg (American Comedian)


* The title of this post is a quote by Gloria Naylor, African-American Novelist and Educator


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1 YEAR AGO:
Crafty Little Bugger
2 YEARS AGO:
Beauty For A Buck
3 YEARS AGO:
What My Thoughts Sound Like When Left Uncensored And Ultimately, Formed Into Words
4 YEARS AGO:
New York Style
5 YEARS AGO:
I.H.O.P.G.
6 YEARS AGO: Sorry, no post on this day.

2 comments:

Gil said...

What a beautiful tribute to your Father!

Kim said...

Love the post and the pictures are awesome. He had a great smile.