Quoteful Saturday: Father, Dad, Poppa

In honor of Father’s Day, which is celebrated tomorrow, I’ve chosen these quotes for our Quoteful Saturday post from this page on Quote Garden. I hope you enjoy them!

He didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.” ~Clarence Budington Kelland

Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father!” ~Lydia M. Child, Philothea: A Romance, 1836

I don’t care how poor a man is; if he has family, he’s rich.” ~M*A*S*H, Colonel Potter

Sherman made the terrible discovery that men make about their fathers sooner or later… that the man before him was not an aging father but a boy, a boy much like himself, a boy who grew up and had a child of his own and, as best he could, out of a sense of duty and, perhaps love, adopted a role called Being a Father so that his child would have something mythical and infinitely important: a Protector, who would keep a lid on all the chaotic and catastrophic possibilities of life.” ~Tom Wolfe, The Bonfire of the Vanities

Spread the diaper in the position of the diamond with you at bat. Then fold second base down to home and set the baby on the pitcher’s mound. Put first base and third together, bring up home plate and pin the three together. Of course, in case of rain, you gotta call the game and start all over again.” ~Jimmy Piersal, on how to diaper a baby, 1968

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