Thursday, June 14, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #24

Back in May my TT prior to Mother's Day was quotes about moms and motherhood. I felt like I couldn't leave out dad so here's 13 quotes about fathers!


Thirteen Quotes about Fathers/Fatherhood

1. Any man can be a father, but it takes a special person to be a dad. (Proverb)

2. Every father should remember that one day his son will follow his example instead of his advice. (Author Unknown or Proverb? I find it listed as both in my searches!)

3. By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he's wrong. (Charles Wadworth)

4. A father is someone who carries pictures in his wallet where his money used to be. (Author Unknown)

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

6. One of life's greatest mysteries is how the boy who wasn't good enough to marry your daughter can be the father of the smartest grandchild in the world. (Proberb)

7. My father was often angry when I was most like him. (Lillian Hellman) How true is this? The things Olivia does that frustrate me most are the ones I have done.

8. 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) I love this one!

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

10. A father is a banker provided by nature. (Proverb)

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

12. A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty. (Author Unknown)

13. 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)

The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged! If you participate, leave the link to your Thirteen in others comments. It’s easy, and fun! Be sure to update your Thirteen with links that are left for you, as well! I will link to everyone who participates and leaves a link to their 13 things. Trackbacks, pings, comment links accepted!

8 comments:

carolynn said...

Those are all great.

I especially love: A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty

Cindy Swanson said...

Penny, thanks so much! I'm a radio personality, and I plan to use these quotes on the air. Great job!

FRIGGA said...

I like those, I was gonna say, "especially the one..." but heck, I liked 'em all!

Happy TT13 - mines up at Any Apples

Jessica Morris said...

How perfect!! I will have to use some of these for my hubby "from baby" for this Sunday! Thanks for posting this!


My TT is up - 13 (+6 bonus!) free samples available online

Judi said...

Great list! I enjoyed them all!

Drew said...

#7 is the reason my wife says I clash so bad with our four year old. Everything that he does to drive me crazy is apparently just like me. Great list.

Barbara H. said...

I did the same thing for T13 today. :) We had some of the same quotes bit a few are different. I'd never heard of #12 before -- love it.

FRIGGA said...

Last Thursday you answered my TT13 Q’s with numerical answers. Just thought you might like to take a look, I’ve posted the results of at Any Apples.

~Frigga :)