On Father’s Day

“When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.”

Mark Twain

“My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.”

Jim Valvano

“It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father.”

Pope John XXIII

“I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection.”

 Sigmund Freud

“It doesn’t matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was.”

Anne Sexton