60 Father and Daughter Quotes to Nurture Your Bond

Forge your bond and fill your heart with love by reading these father and daughter quotes.

A father and daughter’s unbreakable and special bond is undeniably the best relationship someone can have.

With a connection built on love, trust, and comfort, it is one that will survive no matter how many obstacles and storms may pass. 

Moreover, even if dads are not the ones who gave birth to their daughters, they continue to protect and love their kids.

After all, fathers continue to stand as a strong branch that supports them even if they are already grown-up women.

So, make sure to show your appreciation and create a stronger bond with them by using these father and daughter quotes.

Read our full collection below and find out which quote reminds you of your relationship the most. 

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And don’t forget to check out these daughter quotes and mother and daughter quotes.

Best Father and Daughter Quotes

1. “A man’s daughter is his heart. Just with feet walking out in the world.” – Mat Johnson

2. “A father holds his daughter’s hand for a short while, but he holds her heart forever.” – Anonymous

3. “Behind every great daughter is a truly amazing dad.” – Anonymous

4. “No one in this world can love a girl more than her father.” – Michael Ratnadeepak

5. “Being a daddy’s girl is like having permanent armor for the rest of your life.” – Marinela Reka

6. “Fathers, be good to your daughters. You are the god and the weight of her world.” – John Mayer

7. “I am a princess not because I have a prince, but because my father is a king.” – Anonymous

8. “The love between a father and daughter is forever.” – Anonymous

9. “A good father will leave his imprint on his daughter for the rest of her life.” – James C. Dobson

10. “Fathers, be your daughter’s first love, and she’ll never settle for anything less.” – Anonymous

11. “To a father growing old, nothing is dearer than a daughter.” – Euripides

12. “Certain is it that there is no kind of affection so purely angelic as of a father to a daughter. In love, to our wives, there is desire. To our sons, ambition. But to our daughters, there is something which there are no words to express.” – Joseph Addison

13. “Ordinary father-daughter love had a charge to it that generally was both permitted and indulged. There was just something so beautiful about the big father complementing the tiny girl. Bigness and tininess together at last, yet the bigness would never hurt the tininess! It respected it. In a world in which big always crushes tiny, you wanted to cry at the beauty of big being kind of and worshipful of and being humbled by tiny. You couldn’t help but think of your own father as you saw your little girl with hers.” – Meg Wolitzer

Father and Daughter Love Quotes

14. “A good father loves his daughter with no strings attached. He is available. He is both strong and tender. Being big and strong doesn’t mean being separate from one’s feelings. To the contrary, it means being very much in touch with them. Women who experienced fathers like that know that a strong man can cry and that a man who can cry can also be very strong.” – Marlin S. Potash

15. “The happiest moment of my life was probably when my daughter was born.” – David Duchovny

16. “Not only a father is an example for a daughter, but a daughter is a great inspiration for a father.” – Anonymous

17. “It’s almost an impossible task to separate fathers from their daughters. That bond is something mysteriously awesome, and it can only be made from heaven.” – Anonymous

18. “The smile of a daughter is the secret purpose of every father.” – Anonymous

19. “When I come home, my daughter will run to the door and give me a big hug, and everything that’s happened that day just melts away.” – Hugh Jackman

20. “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.” – Jimmy Fallon

21. “Go on, take on this whole world, but to me, you know you’ll always be my little girl.” – Tim McGraw

22. “For father, his daughter is no less than a breath.” – Sachin Ramdas Bharatiya

23. “No other love in the world is like the love of a father has for his little girl.” – Anonymous

24. “It is not flesh and blood, but the heart which makes us father and daughter.” – Anonymous

25. “There’s no perfect way to be a father, but you can do your best, give your daughter the best of you and protect her, so she never doubts your love.” – Anonymous

26. “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

27. “The love between father and daughter knows no distance.” – Anonymous

28. “You fathers will understand. You have a little girl. She looks up to you. You’re her oracle. You’re her hero. And then the day comes when she gets her first permanent wave and goes to her first real party, and from that day on, you’re in a constant state of panic.” – Stanley T. Banks

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Short Father and Daughter Quotes That’ll Strengthen Your Bond

29. “I think my mom put it best. Little girls soften their daddy’s hearts.” – Paul Walker

30. “A girl’s first true love is her father.” – Marisol Santiago

31. “A daughter needs a dad to be the standard against which she will judge all men.” – Anonymous

32. “Old as she was, she still missed her daddy sometimes.” – Gloria Naylor

33. “They don’t make men like my daddy anymore.” – Loretta Lynn

34. “There is this girl who stole my heart, and she calls me daddy.” – Anonymous

35. “No one is able to make the female a queen except her father.” – Arab Proverb

Heartwarming Dad and Daughter Quotes to Honor All Fathers

36. “Daddy, thanks for being my hero, chauffeur, financial support, listener, life mentor, friend, guardian, and simply being there every time I need a hug.” – Agatha Stephanie Lin

37. “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

38. “When my father didn’t have my hand, he had my back.” – Linda Poindexter

39. “I love my daddy. My daddy’s everything. I hope I can find a man that will treat me as good as my dad.” – Lady Gaga

40. “I love my father as the stars—he’s a bright shining example and a happy twinkling in my heart.” – Terri Guillemets

41. “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

42. “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

43. “Hopefully, we were all daddy’s little girl. He was and hopefully still is wrapped around our little finger. Not to take advantage of more just for the comfort of knowing he is there.” – Violette DeSantis

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Father and Daughter Quotes That Reveal What Dads Feel

44. “There’s two things I know for sure, she was sent here from heaven, and she’s daddy’s little girl.” – Bob Carlisle

45. “When times are hard, I know you’ll be strong. I’ll be there in your heart when you’ll carry on. Like moonlight on the water, and sunlight in the sky, fathers, and daughters never say goodbye.” – Michael Bolton

46. “I wanna hold you, protect you from all of the things I’ve already endured. And I wanna show you, show you all the things that this life has in store for you. And I’ll always love you, the way that a father should love his daughter.” – Staind

47. “When my daughter says, ‘Daddy, I need you!’ I wonder if she has any idea that I need her billion times more.” – Stanley Behrman

48. “Many a man wishes he were strong enough to tear a telephone book in half, especially if he has a teenage daughter.” – Guy Lombardo

49. “Having a daughter makes you see things in a different way. This is my only girl. So I don’t care what it takes to protect her. You can call it what you want to call it. As long as you treat her the same way I treat her, like my princess, I don’t mind.” – Tracy Morgan

50. “One of the first duties of a father is to protect his daughter from crying, or else, make those who make her cry to pay for their crimes.” – Anonymous

51. “One of the greatest things about daughters is how they adored you when they were little, how they rushed into your arms with electric delight and demanded that you watch everything they do and listen to everything they say. Those memories will help you through less joyous times when their adoration is replaced by embarrassment or annoyance, and they don’t want you to see what they are doing or hear what they are saying. And yet, you will adore your daughter every day of her life, hoping to be valued again, but realizing how fortunate you were even if you only get what you already got.” – Michael Josephson

Father and Daughter Quotes That Will Be Always Cute

52. “A little girl giggles when she is denied an ice cream by her mother. She knows daddy will get her some later.” – Anonymous

53. “A wedding is for daughters and fathers. They stop being married to each other on that day.” – Sarah Ruhl

54. “The laugh of a daughter is a favorite symphony of a father.” – Anonymous

55. “Fathers and daughters have a special bond. She is always daddy’s little girl.” – Richard L. Ratliff

56. “A daughter may outgrow her father’s lap, but she’ll never outgrow his heart.” – Anonymous

Father and Daughter Quotes for Your Entertainment

57. “She did not stand alone, but what stood behind her, the most potent moral force in her life, was the love of her father.” – Harper Lee

58. “It is admirable for a man to take his son fishing, but there is a special place in heaven for the father who takes his daughter shopping.” – John Sinor

59. “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

60. “They say that from the instant he lays eyes on her, a father adores his daughter. Whoever she grows up to be, she is always to him, that little girl in pigtails. She makes him feel like Christmas. In exchange, he makes a secret promise not to see the awkwardness of her teenage years, the mistakes she makes, or the secrets she keeps.” – Anonymous

How Do You Strengthen Your Father and Daughter Relationship?

Having a good father and daughter relationship is one of the most fulfilling experiences in the world. After all, it is a formative relationship that plays a huge role in the development of little girls.

In fact, dads treat their daughters like princesses, while women see their fathers as kings and knights. When their daughters get hurt or feel scared, they serve as protectors and a safe space. For fathers, their exhaustion and stress are immediately relieved by the hugs of their little girls.

So, despite your busyness at work or school, make sure to remember your loved ones at home. You should spend time with them and show them how much you love them. Keep forging your bond.

Hopefully, our quotes made you realize the importance of a strong father and daughter relationship. Make sure to revisit our collection again to help you get closer to them. 

Which quote warmed your heart? Do you have your favorite quote? Leave a comment below.

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