A collection of more than 270 memorable quotations about the relationships between fathers and their sons and daughterssome wise, some thoughtful, and some downright hilarious. The musings, advice, and observations inside are drawn from famous writers, politicians, actors, comedians, athletes, businessmen, and philosophers. Complete with a new foreword by Nick and Tony Lyons, The Little Red Book of Dad's Wisdom is the perfect Father’s Dayor any daygift for dad.
About the Author
Nick Lyons is a former English professor and book publisher, as well as the author and editor of many books on various topics. He lives in New York City.
What People are Saying About This
My father gave the greatest gift anyone could give another person. He believed in me.
When I was a kid, I used to imagine animals running under my bed. I told my dad, and he solved the problem. He cut the legs off my bed.
I can run the country or control Alice [his daughter]. I can't do both.
You musn't get aggravated when your old dad calls you his baby because he will always think of you as that-no matter how old or big you may get.
Harry S. Truman, to his daughter Margaret
When Charles first saw our child Mary, he said all the proper things for a new father. He looked upon the poor little red thing and blurted, "she's more beautiful than the Brooklyn Bridge.
You don't raise heroes, you raise sons. And if you treat them like sons, they'll turn out to be heroes if it's just in your own eyes.
The simplest toy, one which even the youngest child can operate, is called grandparent.
I felt something impossible for me to explain in words. Then when they took her away, it hit me. I got scared all over again and began to feel giddy. Then it came to me. I was a father.
Build me a son, O Lord, who will be strong enough to know when he is weak, and brave enough to face himself when he is afraid, one who will be proud and unbending in honest defeat, and humble and gentle in victory.
John Elway is a great football player. He used to be my son. Now I'm his father.