It no longer bothers me that I may be constantly searching for father figures; by this time, I have found several and dearly enjoyed knowing them all.— Alice Walker
Unforgettable Father Figure quotations
Hold dear to your parents for it is a scary and confusing world without them.
My father used to say to me, 'Whenever you get into a jam, whenever you get into a crisis or an emergency, become the calmest person in the room and you'll be able to figure your way out of it.'
Basically, a manager is a father figure to 20 or 25 blokes.
It's about trying to get the best out of them and creating team spirit.
Watch you thoughts, for they become words. Watch you words, for they become actions. Watch your actions, for they become habits. Watch your habits, for the become you character. And watch your character, for it becomes your destiny. What we think, we become. My father always said that. And I think I am fine.
I never really had that father figure to look up to.
I think that's the reason I'm so ambitious. I felt like I wasn't appreciated as a child so I wanted to prove my worth as an adult, as an actor.
My father was a really funny guy. He lived a good long life. And he was the reason I wanted to be funny and become a comedian and a comedy writer, so to say that he's somewhat of a mythic figure in my life would be an understatement.
Boys want to grow up to be like their male role models.
And boys who grow up in homes with absent fathers search the hardest to figure out what it means to be male.
Optimist is someone who figures that taking a step backward after a step forward is not a disaster, it's more like a cha-cha.
I can understand how people would despise my image and my father's persona.
My father's image amongst the poorest of people, those forgotten by the state, still remains a respected image. Whether we like it or not, my father was an important figure who filled a vacuum left by the state amongst the lower social classes.
I've had some amazing people in my life.
Look at my father - he came from a small fishing village of five hundred people and at six foot four with giant ears and a kind of very odd expression, thought he could be a movie star. So go figure, you know?
I'm a lone wolf. I run by myself on most things. I've got lots of really great friends, but the thought of being in a long-lasting relationship? Psh, I couldn't last more than six months with somebody, let alone have a father figure around for a kid. I mean, if I could give a kid a father figure, that would be amazing.
One of the greatest thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
How do you convince someone they're not thinking clearly, when they're not thinking clearly? What we're actually saying is no magic, no afterlife, no higher moral authoritative father-figure, no security, and no happy ever after. This is a tough sell.
The Jews are the conscience of the world.
They are the father figures, stern, critical, and forbidding.
So, in addition to being a full-time father of two and everything else in life, it isn't so much that I'm sitting around plotting an album. I just kinda follow my muse and wherever my interests lie, and at some point I decide, "Right. It's been a while, time to figure out how to get serious and make some music."
Sometimes, you just need a break. In a beautiful place. Alone. To figure everything out.
Boxing kept me out of the streets, by giving me something to do.
And it gave me a father figure in the coach that was there for me. I just reiterated what my mother was trying to teach me about focusing and getting my life together.
A responsibility to be a role model as a father yes, as a man, as a public figure, yes. That responsibility just leads me to do what I feel is right and to conduct myself with the moral standards, principles, and integrity that were instilled in me by my family.
Let's review the cost-free techniques that we've learned so far for raising an achievement-oriented, obedient, drug-free, virgin adult: Calamity, Praise, Local Theater, and flat feet. Another key element is "Strong Father Figure / Fear Thereof."
My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give to another person, he believed in me.
I found out that I'm a pretty bad father.
I make a lot of mistakes and I don't know what I'm doing. But my kids love me. Go figure.
What is an editor but a cross between a fall guy and a father figure? arthur koestler
I've always wanted to tell a story about Lincoln.
I saw a paternal father figure; I saw someone who was completely, stubbornly committed to his ideals, to his vision.
Say YES and you'll figure it out afterwards.
When you find a guy who is powerful, a big father figure, you latch onto him immediately.
Surrogate fathers and other male figures stepped in to give guidance after my dad died. Businessmen taught me to honor my commitments; others gave me opportunities beyond my wildest imaginations. Authors and speakers set good, solid examples of high standards and lofty goals for me; mature, committed Christians nurtured and instructed me.
Mama, you know you raised me with no father figure.
I wanna take this time to thank you, even though I'm doing life.
Every father should remember that one day his will follow his example instead of his advice
My sensei was a British karate champion named Brian Fitkin.
He was my mentor and because I had a hard relationship with my dad, he became a father figure to me.
I had three stages of knowing Wellington Mara.
He was my boss for a long time and he was a father figure. And finally, as we got older, he was my friend.
In Macbeth a lady is restrained from the murder of a king by his resemblance of her father as he slept. Should not all men be restrained from acts of violence and even of unkindness against their fellow men by observing in them something which resembles the Savior of the World? If nothing else certainly, a human figure?
Respect for women is one of the greatest gifts a father can show to a son.
The God understood as a father figure, who guided ultimate personal decisions, answered our prayers, and promised rewards and punishment based upon our behavior was not designed to call anyone into maturity.
The best thing that I got was rehearsing with my father.
It was always about the process of figuring things out, and trying something new, and having another take on something and keeping it alive.
When I was about five or seven years old my mother was placed in a mental institution and so we were with our father who worked very hard, and we had to figure a lot of things out.
Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
At best, God can be viewed as nothing more than an uncaring incompetent father-figure
My father was one-eighth Cherokee indian and my mother was quarter-blood Cherokee. I never got far enough in arithmetic to figure out how much injun that made me, but there's nothing of which I am more proud than my Cherokee blood.
You're trying to figure out a way to go back in time and spend more time with your father. Who wouldn't want to do that?
Say Yes and you'll figure it out afterwards.
We were poor. But my mom never accepted that. She worked hard to become a residential contractor - got her master's with honors at the University of New Orleans. I used to go to every class with her. Her father was my paternal figure.
With the death of my father, it wasn't just the objects of everyday life that had changed; even the most ordinary street scenes had become irreplaceable mementos of a lost world whose every detail figured in the meaning of the whole.
A father has to be a provider, a teacher, a role model, but most importantly, a distant authority figure who can never be pleased. Otherwise, how will children ever understand the concept of God?
On a movie set that works, you have your father figure, the director, you have your siblings, your other actors.
My father was a university professor and his thing was tenure.
Any time I hear a university professor say tenure, I hear the word dinosaur. You're not supposed to be getting tenure. You're supposed to be figuring out how you can teach more students at a better price and more effectively. That's your job.