“I always joke that my kids’ favorite holiday is Father’s Day.
They love the way I celebrate the occasion by writing each of them a thank-you letter and a generous check.
It’s my way of letting them know how much I appreciate the great pleasure and privilege of being their dad.”
~ Wayne Dyer,
Philosopher, Author, & Motivational Speaker
“I want to be remembered as, I hope, an amazing husband and a great father.”
~ Jason Momoa
Film Actor, Voice Actor, Model &
CinemaCon Awards (2011)
“For myself, it’s trying to do my best in whatever I am doing.
At this time, it is boxing; then when I get home,
I want to be the best father, the best husband, the best man I can be.”
~ Sonny William “Bill” Williams
International Newcomer of the Year (2004), World XIII (2004), Samoan Sports Association Junior Sportsman of the Year (2004),
Nickelodeon Australian Kids’ Choice Awards “Fave Rising Star” (2005), New Zealand Professional Boxing Association (NZPBA) Heavyweight Champion (2012),
Chiefs Players’ Player Award (2012), WBA International Heavyweight Champion (2013), Jack Gibson Medalist – Sydney Roosters’ Player of the Year (2013),
No.9 in Ask Men’s Top 49 Most Influential Men (2013 Edition), RLIF International Second-Rower of the Year (2013), RLIF International Player of the Year (2013) &
Panathlon International Fair Play Award (2015)
“I have three daughters, so I can’t be as tough as I want to be.
When you have kids – especially daughters – they know how to work you.
They’re a lot smarter than we are, that’s for sure. But I’ll be more tough on their boyfriends.”
~ Tim McGraw
Singer, Actor, & Record Producer
“I love my kids so much. They teach me something every day;
it always brings richness to my work, and even more in life.”
~ Blair Underwood,
Actor (Television, Film & Stage), Director, Philanthropist,
1993 Humanitarian Award (1993), NAACP Image Awards (3X) & Grammy Award
“We can’t let who our Earthly father wasn’t
distort the truth of Who our Heavenly Father is.”
~ Jonathan Osteen,
Guitarist, Singer & Speaker
“A real man loves his wife, and places his family as the most important thing in life.
Nothing has brought me more peace and content in life than simply being a good husband and father.”
~ Frank Abagnale,
Security Consultant, Lecturer, Businessman & Author
“I still have sadness and complicated feelings about my divorce.
But how beneficial is it to keep hanging onto those feelings?
If someone lives through an accident, his aim is to become better and healthy.
My aim is always to progress – to make better decisions and be a better father,
a better boyfriend, a better husband if it happens again.
~ Ryan Phillippe,
“There’s so much negative imagery of Black fatherhood.
I’ve got tons of friends that are doing the right thing by their kids and doing the right thing as a father.
”How come that’s not as noteworthy?””
~ Will Smith,
a.k.a Willard Carroll Smith, Jr.,
Actor, Producer, Rapper & Songwriter
“I had no expectations about fatherhood, really, but it’s definitely a journey I’m glad to be taking.
Number one, it’s a great learning experience. When my mother told me it’s a 24/7 job, she wasn’t kidding.
~ Christopher Meloni,
Actor & Executive Producer
“Be a father first. Don’t put a priority on being … … … a friend with your kids first.”
~ Hulk Hogan,
a.k.a Terry Gene Bollea,
Professional Wrestler, Actor, Television Personality,
Entrepreneur & Rock Bassist.
“There’s no substitute for a full-time dad.
Dads who are fully engaged with their kids
overwhelmingly tend to produce children who believe in themselves and live full lives.”
~ Tony Dungy,
Analyst – NBC Football Night in America, National Spokesman – All Pro Dad, Pro Football Hall of Fame (2016),
NFL Head Coach – Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1996-2001), NFL Head Coach – Indianapolis Colts (2002-2008)
Amos Alonzo Stagg Coaching Award (2007), IWU’s Society of World Changers (2008),
President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation (2007)
“You can’t be the dad who takes your kid out
after your wife has said, ‘No ice cream,’
buys the ice cream, and says, ‘Don’t tell your mother.’
You teach the child to lie – and to disrespect the other parent.”
~ Howie Mandel,
Comedian, Actor, Television Host, Creator & Star – Bobby’s World,
Author, Hollywood Walk of Fame Star (2008) & Canada’s Walk of Fame Star (2009)
“Me and my buddies are all like brothers.
So it’s okay for us to say ‘I love you’ or whatever.
It’s always cool. I think that comes from my dad.
That’s just the way he always was.”
~ Paul Walker,
Actor, Founder – Reach Out Worldwide, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt,
MTV Movie Award (2X) & Teen Choice Awards (2015)
“Your kids can say some cruel things to you at times. For example,
Nicole, Miles and Sofie are standing there in the room and
I’m dressed to kill in my own mind.
They’ll say to me,
‘Dad, you’re not going out there looking like that are you?’
If that doesn’t kill a star, I don’t know what does!”
~ Lionel Richie,
Singer, Songwriter, Actor Record Producer,
Pianist, Saxophonist, Breast Cancer Activist,
Grammy Awards (4x), Golden Globe Award (1986) & Academy Award (1986)
“I always wanted to be a father and thought it would be great,
but it just took the right woman
and the right time to make it all happen.”
~ Matthew McConaughey,
Actor, Director, Producer, Writer &
Founder – just keep livin Foundation
“It’s an ongoing joy being a dad.”
~ Liam Neeson,