102 Heartwarming Father Daughter Quotes


When a father is truly committed and dedicated to his daughter, the relationship between the two of them can be magical. Without a doubt, there is a deep and heartwarming bond between a daddy and his little daughter. To celebrate this wonderful relationship, we have created this list of heartfelt father daughter quotes.

If a father treats this daughter like a princess and makes her feel loved, good times are ahead. The relationship of a young child to her father is quite an important one, as he will serve as one of her first role models. From these first impressions, young girls form the image of a father figure that will prevail throughout their life.

“There is this girl who stole my heart and she calls me Daddy.”
Greg Payne

All the men who are fortunate enough to have become the proud fathers of a daughter should give their very best to form and keep a deep bond with her. Especially during early childhood, it is of great importance that her father shows her unconditional love and provides for her security.

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These inspirational father daughter quotes celebrate the wonderful relationship between a dad and his kids

A father who can establish a loving relationship with his daughter will later on in life help her to build a loving family for herself as well. If the daughter is lucky enough to have such a wonderful father, the bond between the two of them will stand the test of time.

102 Heartwarming Father Daughter Quotes

Many wonderful dads struggle to articulate the joy of being the father of a daughter. Luckily, some of the greatest poets, writers, and philosophers have found beautiful words to describe the deep love and affection for their girls. To help you in finding the right words to describe your relationship, we have collected the following list of wonderful father daughter quotes. All these quotes originate from authors who have developed a deep bond and relationship with their dollars. Enjoy reading.

Here’s our selection of cute and lovely father daughter quotes


“A wedding is for daughters and fathers. The mothers all dress up, trying to look like young women. But a wedding is for a father and daughter. They stop being married to each other on that day.“
Sarah Ruhl

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“Certain is it that there is no kind of affection so purely angelic as of a father to a daughter. In love to our wives, there is desire; to our sons, ambition, but to our daughters there is something which there are no words to express.“
Joseph Addison

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“But I want her to grow up knowing that I was the first man ever to fall in love with her. I’d always thought the father/daughter thing was overstated. But I can tell you, sometimes, she looks at me and I just become a puddle.“
Randy Pausch

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“A father’s tears and fears are unseen, his love is unexpressed, but his care and protection remain as a pillar of strength throughout our lives.“
Ama H. Vanniarachchy

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“It is a known fact that every man’s heart is set on having a daughter.“
Françoise Sagan

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“No one in this world can love a girl more than her father.“
Michael Ratnadeepak


“One of the best things a father can do for his daughter is let her know that she has met his expectations. My father did that for me, and no amount of effort on my part can fully repay the debt.“
Lisa Wingate


“The greatest thing a father can do for his daughter is to love her mother.“
Elaine S. Dalton


“It’s your dad who tells you that you are beautiful.
It’s your dad who picks you up over his head and carries you on his shoulders.
It’s your dad who will fight the monsters under your bed.
It’s your dad who tells you that you are worth a lot, so don’t settle for the first guy who tells you you’re pretty.“
Sheila Walsh


“It must be a hard thing, to be a father; living in fear that your daughter would meet a boy she liked, but also having to worry if she didn’t.“
Stephenie Meyer


“Ordinary father-daughter love had a charge to it that generally was both permitted and indulged. There was just something so beautiful about the big father complementing the tiny girl. Bigness and tininess together at last – yet the bigness would never hurt the tininess! It respected it. In a world in which big always crushes tiny, you wanted to cry at the beauty of big being kind of and worshipful of and being humbled by tiny. You couldn’t help but think of your own father as you saw your little girl with hers.“
Meg Wolitzer


“It is a father’s job to love his daughter in the way that she needs to be loved.“
Karin Slaughter


“To a father growing old nothing is dearer at than a daughter.“


“Fathers and daughters have a special bond. She is always daddy’s little girl.“
Richard L. Ratliff


“I’m half of my father. Half of my hero.“
Ashley Poston


“It is admirable for a man to take his son fishing, but there is a special place in heaven for the father who takes his daughter shopping.“
John Sinor


“Behind every great daughter is a truly amazing dad.“
Udisha Srivastav


“My Father, my friend, my mentor, to you I want the very best that Father’s Day has to offer. This special day reminds me of how often you’ve been there for me.“
Catherine Pulsifer


“Balt Van Tassel was an easy indulgent soul; he loved his daughter better even than his pipe, and, like a reasonable man and an excellent father, let her have her way in everything.“
Washington Irving


“The father of a daughter is nothing but a high-class hostage. A father turns a stony face to his sons, berates them, shakes his antlers, paws the ground, snorts, runs them off into the underbrush, but when his daughter puts her arm over his shoulder and says, “Daddy, I need to ask you something,” he is a part of butter in a hot frying pan.“
Garrison Keillor


“There has always been a sliver of panic in him, deeply buried, when it comes to his daughter: a fear that he is no good as a father, that he is doing everything wrong.“
Anthony Doerr


“I took my daughter to the father-daughter dance and I cried like a little baby. She’s 11 years old, so seeing her get dressed up and pretty made me cry.“
Kevin Hart


“I know it’s not good for a girl to be without a father these days. But is it any better for a father to be without a daughter?“
Gavriel Savit


“Daddy,” I whispered, feeling my own breath hitch in my throat. “I love you.” Just when I was sure he was asleep, the one corner of his mouth lifted in a smile. “I knew that,” he murmured. “Always knew that.“
Morgan Matson


“When my father didn’t have my hand, he had my back.“
Linda Poindexter


“The happiest moment of my life was probably when my daughter was born.“
David Duchovny


“There is pride, too, though—pride that he has done it alone. That his daughter is so curious, so resilient. There is the humility of being a father to someone so powerful, as if he were only a narrow conduit for another, greater thing.“
Anthony Doerr


“A father holds his daughter’s hand for a short while, but he holds her heart forever.“
Amol Khapli


“He is your Father, and His role is to protect you; He will comfort you and guide you. He will feed you; He will carry you when you are weak. He will seek you out when you go astray; He will help you in times of trouble. He will not let your enemies go unpunished; He will cherish you like a father cherishes his daughter. When you fall, He will pick you up; when you don’t understand, He will always understand.“
Corallie Buchanan


“A little girl giggles when she is denied an ice-cream by her mother. She knows daddy will get her some later.“


“A father’s job isn’t to teach his daughter how to be a lady, it’s to teach her how a lady should be treated.“


“I had a daddy, didn’t I? He wasn’t perfect and he certainly wasn’t the one I’d dreamed he would have been, but I had one all the same. And I’d love him as much as I’d hated him, hadn’t I? All that distance, all that time wasted, but the fact that he’d inspired such passion in me meant something in itself. I can honestly say now that I think that’s special. Screwed up and turned inside out, we were special him and me, and I am so thankful that I can say that I had a daddy and that he mattered. All his faults and failures mean nothing to me now.“
Melodie Ramone


“To be the father of growing daughters is to understand something of what Yeats evokes with his imperishable phrase ‘terrible beauty.’ Nothing can make one so happily exhilarated or so frightened: it’s a solid lesson in the limitations of self to realize that your heart is running around inside someone else’s body. It also makes me quite astonishingly calm at the thought of death: I know whom I would die to protect and I also understand that nobody but a lugubrious serf can possibly wish for a father who never goes away.“
Christopher Hitchens


“Dads are most ordinary men turned into heroes.“
Pam Brown


“Daughter, we didn’t need your note – or a prince’s visit – to tell us you’d done nothing wrong. We know the daughter we raised. We fear for your future, but never for your character. You take our love and our trust wherever you wander. Father.“
Gail Carson Levine


“This is where I will shine. This is where my father would have cried, clasped me to his bosom and muttered, “my daughter, my darling daughter. I know thee, because you are a reflection of me.“
Nina Beck


“I’ve made it my business to observe fathers and daughters. And I’ve seen some incredible, beautiful things. Like the little girl who’s not very cute – her teeth are funny, and her hair doesn’t grow right, and she’s got on thick glasses – but her father holds her hand and walks with her like she’s a tiny angel that no one can touch. He gives her the best gift a woman can get in this world: protection.“
Adriana Trigiani


“The love of a father is vital in ensuring that a woman’s heart is kept open.“
Corallie Buchanan


“My Daddy was my hero. He was always there for me when I needed him. He listened to me and taught me so many things. But most of all he was fun.“
Bindi Irwin


“My dad’s contentment is all that matters to me. When he’s laughing, I’m laughing. When he’s happy, I’m happy. I would give up my soul for him. To me, nothing else but his happiness matters.“
Rebecah McManus


“Daddy, a son’s first hero and daughter’s first love.“


“A daughter should not have to beg her father for a relationship“
Rupi Kaur


“As your father, my instinct is to protect you… Other people will want to protect you too. But remember that you are not a damsel in distress, waiting for some prince to rescue you. Forget the prince. With your brain and your resourcefulness, you can rescue yourself.“
Brad Meltzer


“Being a daddy’s girl is like having permanent armor for the rest of your life.“
Marinela Reka


“Never forget who you are; a daughter of a Heavenly Father. You have royal heritage, and anyone who makes you feel like less that is not a man, husband, father, or friend, simply someone who is afraid of you because he knows who you are, but doesn’t know who he is.“
Glenn Beck


“How can we repay,
A loving and giving Dad.
Who is always there for us,
Even when he is mad.“
Julie Hebert


“Speaking of Father reminded me how much I miss him, how much I owe him, and how faithfully I should watch and work to keep his little daughters safe and good for him.“
Louisa May Alcott


“When I come home, my daughter will run to the door and give me a big hug, and everything that’s happened that day just melts away.“
Hugh Jackman


“All your father ever dreamed of for you was to do something you loved in life. He didn’t care about fancy qualifications or fancy clothes or cars, just that you were both happy and fulfilled. He was so excited about your dreams for a career.“
Hazel Gaynor


“Here we were, Father and I, shut up in a plain little room, and for the first time in my life having something that might pass for a conversation. We were talking to one another almost like adults; almost like one human being to another; almost like father and daughter. And even though I couldn’t think of anything to say, I felt myself wanting it to go on and on until the last star blinked out.“
Alan Bradley


“A man’s daughter is his heart. Just with feet, walking out in the world.“
Mat Johnson


“When my daughter says ‘Daddy I need you!’ I wonder if she has any idea that I need her billion times more.“
Stanley Behrman


“You may want to help your daughter understand that even famous people must overcome challenges more often than we realize.“
Michael T. Wilkinson


“It was my father who taught me to value myself.“
Dawn French


“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


“Understand, daughter, that the only reason for your existing was as a tribute to your uncle-father. You were meant to love him. I planned to teach you how to serve him and adore him. You would be his monument and his fortress against mortality. Forgive me. As soon as you arrived I realized that you were worth far more than that.“
Katherine Dunn


“Do you know how lucky you are to have a daughter who loves you so much?“
Ingrid Ricks


“All the things that the world expects from women – to be beautiful, to soothe the troubled spirit, heal the sick, care for the dying, send the greeting card, bake the cake – all of those things become the way we pay the father back for protecting us…“
Adriana Trigiani


“Behind every successful man is a woman but few of us realize that behind most successful women is a man too; her father.“
Shahla Khan


“It was like we were exchanging codes, on how to be a father and a daughter, like we’d read about it in a manual, translated from another language, and were doing our best with what we could understand.“
Aimee Bender


“Whenever I need advice or someone to just listen, Dad is always the man. The confidence he has in me is terrifying and encouraging all at the same time.“
Asha Patrick


“Daddy, thanks for being my hero, chauffeur, financial support, listener, life mentor, friend, guardian, and simply being there every time I need a hug.“
Agatha Stephanie Lin


“Believe nothing a man tells you and everything he shows you.“
Randy Pausch


“If you take being a father seriously, you’ll know that you’re not big enough for the job, not by yourself. Being a father will put you on your knees if nothing else ever did.“
Elisabeth Elliot


“Fathers, be good to your daughters. You are the god and the weight of her world.“
John Mayor


“Your father thought he scored a victory over me when he tricked me into marrying you instead of one of your sisters, but he unwittingly gave me the one daughter I wanted most.“
C.L. Wilson


“My son is my son till he has got him a wife, But my daughter’s my daughter all the days of her life.“
Thomas Fuller


“A daughter needs a dad to be the standard against which she will judge all men.“
Gregory E. Lang


“I know that throughout my life I have struggled to forgive my father. Now, as I get older, I wish most of all that he had been able to find a way to forgive himself.“
Madeleine Thien


“I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father’s equal, and I never loved any other man as much.“
Hedy Lamarr


“A minister friend of mine once said that as he carries his little girl around, she never has to say, “I confess with my mouth and believe in my heart that my dad will not drop me. And I confess with my mouth and believe in my heart that my dad’s going to feed me.” For that daughter, there is no striving to believe her father is going to be good to her. She just rests and relaxes in her loving relationship with him. She knows he is going to take care of her, because she knows him and his character.“
Andrew Wommack


“My father used to teach me how to ride waves. I remember him constantly emphasizing the fact that no wave, no matter how big it is should stir enough fear inside me to keep me glued to the shore. Step on your sand castle and dive deep. Dive deep into the unknown. Life is damn too short for building sandcastles.“
Malak El Halabi


“I remember the one thing I have always known all along. I am not my mother’s daughter. I do not run from fear, but dive into it headfirst, the way my father taught me.“
Lindsay Cummings


“You are the daughter of your Father, inheritor of the Earth, beautiful and blameless, chosen.“
Rachelle Dekker


“A good father will leave his imprint on his daughter for the rest of her life.“
Dr. James Dobson


“Fathers never have exactly the daughters they want because they invent a notion a them that the daughters have to conform to.“
Simone de Beauvoir


“Who can describe the transports of a beam truly parental on beholding a daughter shoot up like some fair and modest flower, and acquire, day after day, fresh beauty and growing sweetness, so as to fill every eye with pleasure and every heart with admiration?“
George Fordyce


“Perhaps the first time she was recognizing that wistfulness for what it was, the awkwardness of a father’s love for a daughter he doesn’t know how to talk to, not shame for what Aerin was, or could or could not do.“
Robin McKinley


“For time and eternity, there have been fathers like Nathan who simply can see no way to have a daughter but to own her like a plot of land. To work her, plow her under, rain down a dreadful poison upon her. Miraculously, it causes these girls to grow. They elongate on the pale slender stalks of their longing, like sunflowers with heavy heads. You can shield them with your body and soul, trying to absorb that awful rain, but they’ll still move toward him. Without cease, they’ll bend to his light.“
Barbara Kingsolver


“From a daughter, we are given happy and beautiful memories of days before, the melodies of the heart in those moments of the present, and the hopeful expectations of what will be in the future.“
Byron Pulsifer


“Every child grows up thinking their father is a hero or villain until they are old enough to realize that he is just a man“
Mark Maish


“I only had access to him when we were together in the library, and I loved them both -the library and my father- equally and without question.“
Alice Hoffman


“I’m not only my father’s daughter, but also a daughter of the nation he founded. And protecting both is what I’ve always done.“
Laura Kamoie


“My dad encouraged us to fail. Growing up, he would ask us what we failed at that week. If we didn’t have something, he would be disappointed. It changed my mindset at an early age that failure is not the outcome, failure is not trying. Don’t be afraid to fail.“
Sara Blakely


“Fathers always thought their youngest daughters were rather special“
Rona Jaffe


“The soul in its nature loves God and longs to be at one with Him in the noble love of a daughter for a noble father; but coming to human birth and lured by the courtships of this sphere, she takes up with another love, a mortal, leaves her father and falls.“


“I am so proud of my father; he is the biggest example of success and courage I have ever seen in my life. He is the emperor of my kingdom. Of course, my father IS an emperor, his name is Asoka, the greatest emperor ruled in India. Moreover, as the name says, he is ‘without sorrow’ and the slayer of our sorrows.“
Ama H. Vanniarachchy


“It’s rare to see a man step up and say “I can be a great father and learn about gymnastics with my daughter and take her to dance lessons because I love her.” I can make time to blow bubbles on the back porch. It doesn’t cause your man card to be revoked.“
Dan Alatorre


“It’s too late. Seventeen-year-olds don’t need fathers. Oh god. I’m thirty-four years old and I need a father. I can’t even begin to think what my daughter needs.“
Melina Marchetta


“I feel about lending a book the way most fathers feel about their daughters living with a man out of wedlock.“
Anatole Broyard


“He was a father. That’s what a father does. Eases the burdens of those he loves. Saves the ones he loves from painful last images that might endure for a lifetime.“
George Saunders


“There is the humility of being a father to someone so powerful, as if he were only a narrow conduit for another, greater thing. That’s how it feels right now, he thinks, kneeling beside her, rinsing her hair: as though his love for his daughter will outstrip the limits of his body. The walls could fall away, even the whole city, and the brightness of that feeling would not wane.“
Anthony Doerr


“No father thinks any man is good enough for his daughter.“
Nicholas Sparks


“Most of the time, it felt like my father and I were completely different species. Possibly literally, depending on the day and whether or not I actually qualified as human at the time.“
Jennifer Lynn Barnes


“Don’t cry. She wouldn’t like it. When I missed my father, I used to cry. Mama taught me when I cry, he is sad and will cry, too. I don’t want my daddy sad. I’m sure you don’t want your daughter sad, too.“
Cristiane Serruya


“Father, I am what you made me. I’ve become your daughter after all.“
Holly Black


“It was great! Straight-A student. Hanging around nerdy guys too scared to try anything. No wild side at all. You were every father’s dream daughter.” “Thanks, Dad, I—” “But then you got on a giant bomb that blasted you to Mars. And I mean that literally.“
Andy Weir


“What happens to the mind after bereavement makes no sense until later… what the mind does after losing one’s father isn’t just to pick new fathers from the world, but pick new selves to love them with.“
Helen Macdonald


“She remembered how she had felt cleaning out her father’s clothes, wanting at once to hold on to every dirty handkerchief and musty page of sheet much, and yet wishing she were anywhere else on earth, free of it all.“
J. Courtney Sullivan


“For a flicker of a moment, I imagined a world completely different from the one I’d always known, a world in which I was treated with fairness, even kindness– a world in which fathers didn’t sell their daughters. „
Arthur Golden


“What I really want to tell him is to pick up that baby of his and hold her tight, to set the moon on the edge of her crib and to hang her name up in the stars.“
Jodi Picoult


“It is not unknown for fathers with a brace of daughters to reel off their names in order of birth when summoning the youngest, and I had long ago become accustomed to being called ‘Ophelia Daphne Flavia.“
Alan Bradley

I hope you enjoyed this collection of cute father daughter quotes. What is your favorite quote that beautifully captures the loving bond between a father and his daughter?

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