FATHERING QUOTES

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"Don't canonize me too soon. I'm perfectly capable of fathering a child." Francis Of Assisi. IMG
"This fathering is a man's second chance at living." Angelo Patri. IMG
"Fathering is the most masculine thing a man can do" Frank Pittman. IMG
"During the feminist seventies men were caught between a rock and a hard-on; in the fathering eighties they are caught between good hugs and bad hugs." Florence King. IMG
"When these parenting years have passed, something precious will have flickered and gone out of my life. Thus, I am resolved to enjoy every day that remains in this fathering era." James Dobson. IMG
"If fathers who fear fathering and run away from it could only see how little fathering is enough. Mostly, the father just needs to be there." Frank Pittman. IMG
"Fathering is a major job, but I need both things in my life: my job to be a director, and my kids to direct me." Steven Spielberg. IMG
"A working definition of fathering might be this: fathering is the act of guiding a child to behave in ways that lead to the childs becoming a secure child in full, thus increasing his or her chances of being happy and fruitful as a young adult." Clyde Edgerton. IMG
"Becoming Father the Nurturer rather than just Father the Provider enables a man to fully feel and express his humanity and his masculinity. Fathering is the most masculine thing a man can do." Frank Pittman. IMG
"Fathering imposed an obligation that was more than your money, your body, or your time, a presence neither physical nor measurable by clocks: open-ended, eternal, and invisible, like the commitment of gravity to the stars." Michael Chabon. IMG
"Experience of the phenomenal capacity of our birthing body can give us an enduring sense of our own power as women. Birth is the beginning of life; the beginning of mothering, and of fathering. We all deserve a good beginning." Sarah J. Buckley. IMG
"Fathering makes a man, whatever his standing in the eyes of the world, feel strong and good and important, just as he makes his child feel loved and valued." Frank Pittman. IMG
"There is too much fathering going on just now and there is no doubt about it fathers are depressing." Gertrude Stein. IMG
"Being a father can unreason your worldview, or at least make it very flexible, and that can create all sorts of fun and insights. Its sad that childrens open-eyed wonder and sense of play begin to fade as they approach adolescence. One grand function of fathering is to keep the fading to a minimum." Clyde Edgerton. IMG
"It was my father who taught me to value myself..." Dawn French. IMG
"Every one of the numberless religions and religious sects views the Deity after its own fashion; and, fathering on the unknown its own speculations, it enforces these purely human outgrowths of overheated imagination on the ignorant masses, and calls them "revelation." As the dogmas of every religion and sect often differ radically, they cannot be true. And if untrue, what are they?" H. P. Blavatsky. IMG
"There is too much fathering going on just now and there is no doubt about it fathers are depressing. Everybody now-a-days is a father, there is father Mussolini and father Hitler and father Roosevelt and father Stalin and father Trotsky and father Blum and father Franco is just commencing now and there are ever so many more ready to be one. Fathers are depressing. England is the only country now that has not got one and so they are more cheerful there than anywhere. It is a long time now that they have not had any fathering and so their cheerfulness is increasing." Gertrude Stein. IMG
"The end product of child raising is not the child but the parent." Frank Pittman. IMG
"Fathering is not something perfect men do, but something that perfects the man." Frank Pittman. IMG
"With a title like this-There's a Box in the Garage You Can Beat with a Stick-is there really a whole lot left to say? With cunning and quintessential stealth, with artful restraint, with whats fathering and foxy and filled with intelligence and wit, Michael Teig goes about making what seems to be invisible and unspeakable, the most palpable and important matter in the world." Dara Wier. IMG
"There are no absolutes in raising children. In any stressful situation, fathering is always a roll of the dice. The game may be messy, but I have never found one with more joys and rewards." Bill Cosby. IMG
"Let me say for now that we knew once the Creation was broken, true fathering would be much more lacking than mothering. Don't misunderstand me, both are needed- but an emphasis on fathering is necessary because of the enormity of its absence" William P Young. IMG
"My mother protected me from the world and my father threatened me with it." Quentin Crisp. IMG
"In colonial America, the father was the primary parent. . . . Over the past two hundred years, each generation of fathers has hadless authority than the last. . . . Masculinity ceased to be defined in terms of domestic involvement, skills at fathering and husbanding, but began to be defined in terms of making money. Men had to leave home to work. They stopped doing all the things they used to do." Frank Pittman. IMG
"Love and fear. Everything the father of a family says must inspire one or the other." Joseph Joubert. IMG
"It was my father who taught me to value myself. He told me that I was uncommonly beautiful and that I was the most precious thing in his life." Dawn French. IMG
"My Father had a profound influence on me. He was a lunatic." Spike Milligan. IMG
"To exclude from positions of trust and command all those below the age of 44 would have kept Jefferson from writing the Declaration of Independence, Washington from commanding the Continental Army, Madison from fathering the Constitution, Hamilton from serving as secretary of the treasury, Clay from being elected speaker of the House and Christopher Columbus from discovering America." John F Kennedy. IMG
"The guys who fear becoming fathers don't understand that fathering is not something perfect men do, but something that perfects the man. The end product of child-raising is not the child but the parent." Frank Pittman. IMG
"We are on the cusp of the emergence of a company of hidden men and women who with all faith and patience have been enduring great struggles and dealings, being processed by the Lord and filling up what is lacking in the afflictions of Christ. These are not those who seek a reputation for themselves, their passion is His glory and giving Him the church He has longed for. May God grant us all the heart of apostolic fathering and mothering that can release His power in the earth. Zion is once again in travail to bring forth her children." Mark Chironna. IMG
"Fathers, like mothers, are not born. Men grow into fathers and fathering is a very important stage in their development." David Gottesman. IMG
"When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years." Mark Twain. IMG
"I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection." Sigmund Freud. IMG
"Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope." Bill Cosby. IMG
"If the new American father feels bewildered and even defeated, let him take comfort from the fact that whatever he does in any fathering situation has a fifty percent chance of being right." Bill Cosby. IMG
"You don't have to deserve your mother's love. You have to deserve your father's." Robert Frost. IMG
"Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father." Lydia M Child. IMG
"It is a wise father that knows his own child." William Shakespeare. IMG
"It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father." Pope John Xxiii. IMG
"One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters." George Herbert. IMG
"A man knows when he is growing old because he begins to look like his father." Gabriel Garcia Marquez. IMG
"My father didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it." Clarence Budington Kelland. IMG
"It doesn't matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was." Anne Sexton. IMG
"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." Ernest Hemingway. IMG

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