A Literary Father’s Day: 5 fabulous quotes about fathers

Just a few of my favorite literary quotes about fathers, to celebrate Father’s Day:

My two favorite dads: my own dad, and my sons' dad
My two favorite dads: my own dad, and my sons’ dad

“Goodbye, Papa, you saved me. You taught me to read.” – Markus Zusak, The Book Thief

“A man can know his father, or his son, and there might still be nothing between them but loyalty and love and mutual incomprehension.” – Marilynne Robinson, Gilead

“What we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments, when they aren’t trying to teach us.” – Umberto Eco, Foucault’s Pendulum

“Perhaps that is what it means to be a father – to teach your children to live without you.” – Nicole Krauss, The History of Love

“He did not do the things our schoolmates fathers did: he never went hunting, he did not play poker or fish or smoke. He sat in the livingroom and read … When he gave us our air-rifles Atticus wouldn’t teach us to shoot … ‘I’d rather you shoot at tin cans in the back yard, but I know you’ll go after birds. Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit ’em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.'” – Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

For some more great writing about fatherhood, visit The Dad App. – Meg