Best Celebrity Dad Quotes

Dadvengers Best Celebrity Dad Quotes

Some of Our Favourite Celebrity Dad Quotes

Becoming a dad is something that levels the playing field for men. It doesn’t matter whether you are the lead singer in one of the world’s most successful bands, an international sports star or just a man trying to make ends meet. When you become a father, whether you are famous or not, you begin at square one. The learning process starts from scratch, you begin on equal terms with any other dad and hopefully you find a new focus in life that makes all other responsibilities seem pale in comparison. If you don’t believe us, check out some of these celebrity dad quotes. Famous dads are experiencing the same things you are.

Barack Obama

Barack Obama Dad Quote

As fathers, we need to be involved in our children’s lives not just when it’s convenient or easy, and not just when they’re doing well — but when it’s difficult and thankless, and they’re struggling. That is when they need us most.”

Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt

You can write a book, you can make a movie, you can draw, paint a painting, but having kids is really the most extraordinary thing I’ve ever taken on.”

Chance the Rapper

Chance the Rapper

I’m in a position where I want to be closer to my parents now because I realize how important that is. There was never a point in my life where I could ever remember loving somebody as much or more than my mom until I met my daughter, and so it made me understand — my mom loves me more than she loves anybody in the world, and that’s crazy to me.”

Jimmy Fallon

Jimmy Fallon Dad Quote

Dads immediately fall in love with their little girls, and will let them get away with everything. So moms are going to have to be the disciplinarians when it comes to daughters.”

Will Smith

Will Smith Dad Quote

We really just try to find the things that they’re good at, and support those things rather than forcing them.”

Kelvin Fletcher

I’m the first to be silly with the kids… they’re experimenting; evolving and learning. I encourage that exploring! Let kids be free, let’s jump in the puddle, what’s the worse that will happen!”

Michael Bublé

Michael Bublé Dad Quote

Fatherhood is the greatest thing that could ever happen. You can’t explain it until it happens—it’s like telling someone what water feels like before they’ve ever swam in it.”

Matthew McConaughey

Matthew McConaughey Dad Quote

Never is a man more of a man than when he is the father of a newborn.”

John Stamos

John Stamos Dad Quote

At the end of the day you don’t get a trophy, you don’t get a ring, you don’t get a banner. But what you do get, if you do it right, is a more loving, kinder, smarter and better version of yourself”

Idris Elba

Idris Elba Dad Quote

Communication with my daughter is so important. I always want to give my daughter a platform to talk to her dad, and I want her to be able to do whatever she wants.”

Adam Levine

Adam Levine - Dad Quote

I don’t know anything, but it’s kind of part of the beauty of it, honestly. There are a lot of instincts, a lot of things that kind of kick in and switch on. It’s a beautiful experience.”

Paul Walker

Paul Waker Dad Quote

I think my mom put it best. She said, ‘Little girls soften their daddy’s hearts.”

Dwyane Wade

Dwyane Wade

Being a father has made me experience things that have contributed to my maturity and personal growth.”

Dawn French

Dawn French Dad Quote

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.”

Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan Dad Quote

He was there when I didn’t understand, he was there when I was wrong, he was there when I cried, he was there when I lied. For some reason my dad was always there, when I needed him the most.”

Prince William

Prince William Dad Quote

I did the first nappy, it’s a badge of honour.”

Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck

Family is a wonderful thing, but it doesn’t mean you can’t do other stuff in your life. In fact, having a family makes whatever other thing you have that much richer”

Jamie Foxx

Jamie Foxx - Dad quote

I think the best thing to try to do is allow your daughter or your son to know that they can come to you for anything. If you can break down that wall so they don’t feel embarrassed by telling you things, that’s half the battle.”

Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Dad Quote

Your crazy dad has many responsibilities and wears many hats in this big ol’ world, but being your dad will always be the one I’m most proud to wear”


Jay-z Dad Quote

The most amazing feeling I feel, words can’t describe what I’m feeling for real. Baby I painted the sky Blue, My greatest ceation was you.”

John Legend

John Legend Dad Quote

We want them to be smart, we want them to be kind, we want them to be good leaders, and we want them to be empathetic.”

Sir Elton John

Sir Elton John

Having children changed everything about my life. I’ve learned that the simplest things in life ― like having a minute with them ― are worth more than any painting, any photograph, any house or any hit record.”

Chris Hemsworth

Chris Hemsworth

I think parenthood brings out the child in all of us. That’s what’s so beautiful. It reminds you of the fascination you had with things, and how you can spend hours just being with someone. It’s amazing.”

Ryan Gosling

Ryan Gosling - Dad Quote

When you meet your kids you realize that they deserve great parents. And then you have your marching orders, and you have to try and become the person that they deserve.”

Jude Law

Jude Law with baby

Success, and even life itself, wouldn’t be worth anything if I didn’t have my children by my side. They mean everything to me.”

Denzel Washington

The strongest, toughest men all have compassion. They’re not heartless and cold. You have to be man enough to have compassion—to care about people and about your children.”

Chris Martin

Chris Martin Dad Quote

Men should always change diapers. It’s a very rewarding experience. It’s mentally cleansing. It’s like washing dishes, but imagine if the dishes were your kids, so you really love the dishes.”

Dave Grohl

Dave Grohl Dad Quote

When you have kids, you see life through different eyes, you feel love more deeply and are maybe a little more compassionate”

Prince Harry

Prince Harry

Perhaps it’s the newfound clarity I have as a father, knowing that my son will always be watching what I do, mimicking my behavior, one day maybe even following in my footsteps.”

Lebron James

Lebron James Dad Quote

My favourite thing about being a father is just seeing my kids grow and do some of the same things that I did when I was a kid, man.”

David Bowie

David Bowie Dad Quote

never thought I would be such a family-oriented guy; I didn’t think that was part of my makeup. But somebody said that as you get older you become the person you always should have been.”

Jason Mamoa

Jason Momoa Dad Quote

My kids are my greatest piece of art. If I can pump them full of amazing stuff and surround them with beautiful art and music, then I’m going to live out my life watching them”

Ryan Reynolds

Ryan Reynolds - Dad Quotes

It’s [fatherhood] changed me a lot. Being a father is a healing process for me. It allows you to reconcile some of the issues I maybe had or some of the issues that made my relationship with my father quite complicated.”

JB Gill

JB Gill

Those first 2, or three years are priceless. You can’t get them back… those are the formative years. Being there to be part of that process, taking those moments for me is really really important.”

Mahershala Ali

Mahershala Ali Dad Quote

I think it changes your relationship with time. I just don’t have time to waste. You gotta be really deliberate with how you choose to spend your day because those are the moments you’re away from your child.

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