Daddy Daughter Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old daddy daughter quotes, daddy daughter sayings, and daddy daughter proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Watching your daughter being collected by her date feels like handing over a million-dollar Stradivarius to a gorilla. Jim Bishop
I have never been a material girl. My father always told me never to love anything that cannot love you back. Imelda Marcos
There's something like a line of gold thread running through a man's words when he talks to his daughter, and gradually over the years, it gets to be long enough for you to pick up in your hands and weave into a cloth that feels like love itself. John Gregory Brown
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
I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection. Sigmund Freud
The reason why daughters love their Dad the most is, that there is at least one man in the world who will never hurt her. Anonymous
Behind every great daughter is a truly amazing dad. Anonymous
Many a man wishes he were strong enough to tear a telephone book in half―especially if he has a teenage daughter. Guy Lombardo
A father is always making his baby into a little woman. And when she is a woman he turns her back again. Enid Bagnold
A daddys little girl is the one who would rather get her hands covered in engine oil with dad, than stay in the house and bake buns with her mother! Mishelly
When my father didn't have my hand, he had my back. Linda Poindexter
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
A man's daughter is his heart. Just with feet, walking out in the world. Mat Johnson
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
A father's tears and fears are unseen, his love is unexpressed, but his care and protection remains as a pillar of strength throughout our lives. Ama H. Vanniarachchy
Old as she was, she still missed her daddy sometimes. Gloria Naylor
A girl's first true love is her father. Marisol Santiago
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
A son is a son till he gets a wife; a daughter is a daughter for the rest of her life. Irish Saying
Marianne had sharp, cold eyes and she was spiteful but her father loved her. Angela Carter
To a father growing old, nothing is dearer than a daughter. Euripides
A daughter is a treasure – and a cause of sleeplessness. Ben Sirach
There are so many things left to say. But I guess some things are better left unsaid. No matter what you say, I will always be your daddy's lil girl. And you will always be my hero. Emmy
No one is able to make the female a queen except her father. Arab Proverb
The main reason why a daughter needs a dad is to show her that not all the boys are like the ones who hurt her. Anonymous
Fathers, be good to your daughters. You are the god and the weight of her world. John Mayor
I love being a girl because I'm my Daddy's little girl and that rocks! Anonymous
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
The greatest thing a father can do for his daughter, is to love her mother. Elaine S. Dalton
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
Father-daughter relationships also merit more attention because they are generally more distant and more fragile than other parent-child relationships. Linda Nielsen
Active fathers and active father-daughter relationships are a minority, but they comprise a story worth dwelling on. Linda Nielsen
Fathers and daughters process information and create memories in ways that are both advantageous and disadvantageous to their relationship. Linda Nielsen
Fathers have a profound, lifelong impact on their daughter's well-being and daughters also have a big impact on their fathers. Linda Nielsen
When fathers are not getting along well with their daughters, especially if they are growing apart, fathers are more physically stressed, anxious, unhappy, and depressed. Linda Nielsen
Every father can make a huge difference in his daughter's life. A father is the first man his daughter knows. Joe Kelly
Fathers influence how daughters see themselves. With a father's positive words and support, a daughter can be safe and healthy, and can thrive no matter where life takes her. Joe Kelly
A girl whose father listens to and respects her will expect her life partner to listen to her and treat her well. Joe Kelly
Fathering a daughter with love and respect ensures she will choose people and situations that nourish her long after she's left our house. There's no greater legacy for us to leave our daughters. Joe Kelly
Perhaps every father should be issued a football mouth guard when his daughter is born, since he's liable to spend the next few decades biting his tongue. Joe Kelly
He was her father. He was his soldier, her superhero, her defender. She was his offsider, who would walk up to the school gate clutching his hand. Se would confide in him, race to greet him at the end of the day and laugh at every 'dad joke he told.' Madonna King
Fathers and daughters: despite everything, it is a relationship built on a certain strain of magic. Father and daughter's bond can be as captivating as it is challenging - and almost impossible to measure. Madonna King
There is something special about a father-daughter relationship. Fathers can raise their daughter's academic performance. They can influence, hugely, who they choose as a future partner. Madonna King
A good father-daughter relationship can empower daughters to believe in themselves and to prosecute a case with conviction and confidence. Madonna King
The absence of a personal father impacts the way a daughter internalize the collective psychological and social norms influencing her identity. Susan E. Schwartz
The father's distance can be measured in the psychic space created by his absence. Facing this, she can no longer deny what it is to be without love, regard and importance. Susan E. Schwartz
Fathers have incredible influence (positive or negative) on nearly every aspect of their daughter's life. A father sets a huge role model for his daughter regarding the qualities she looks for in a man and the standards she maintains in her relationships. Rick Johnson
A father is the first man in her daughter's life and he models how a man should trea a woman, how a man should act, and how a man shows healthy love and affection to a woman. Rick Johnson
Father sets the standard for how a daughter feels she deserves to be treated by men. Rick Johnson
If a father shows his daughter love, respect, and appreciation for who she is, she will believe that about herself as a woman, no matter what anyone else thinks. Rick Johnson
Girls deprived of this father love and affection make poor choices in an effort to fill that void. Rick Johnson
Whether or not a father realizes it, a daughter looks to her dad like a traveler looks for a stream in the desert. John Trent
Daughter's thought of the perfect men begin with the images received from their fathers during their childhood. Tina M. Kelly Ph.D.
Fathers are very important figures in their daughter's lives and make such a difference for the daughters in regards to how other men should treat them. Tina M. Kelly Ph.D.
How daughters see themselves are influenced by their fathers. Tina M. Kelly Ph.D.
The fathers that listen and respect their daughters will expect others to listen and treat their daughters well. Tina M. Kelly Ph.D.
The roles of fathers have been determined to be exceptionally important in the developments of daughter and are acknowledged as playing an essential role in their lives. Tina M. Kelly Ph.D.
The father-daughter relationship is a fundamental relationship yet it is one either not adequately developed or, occasionally, almost neglected. Keshav Patwardhan
Being a dad is not rocket science. It's a scary responsibility, but it's not complicated. Kids want to be loved. Daughters want to be cherished and they want their fathers near them and involved in their lives. Byron Forrest Yawn
There are so many things daughters--deep in life--wished their fathers had told them. So many lessons. There are so many daughters who wish their father filled this space in their life. Byron Forrest Yawn