Famous Writers on the Subject of Father’s Day

It’s Father’s Day.  In honor of the occasion, I’ve gathered up some quotes from some famous writers. Here’s what they have to say about the day, fatherhood, and about their own dads.

“When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.” – Mark Twain.

“It is a wise father that knows his own child. – William Shakespeare

“It doesn’t matter who my father was: it matters who I remember he was.” –Anne Sexton

“To be a successful father…there’s one absolute rule: when you have a kid don’t look at it for the first two years.” –Earnest Hemmingway

“If the new American father feels bewildered and even defeated, let him take comfort in the fact that whatever he does in any fathering situation has a fifty percent chance of being right.” – Bill Cosby

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

“Old as she was, she still misses her daddy sometimes.” – Gloria Naylor

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