Some of the best (and worst) quotes on Fatherhood
“Nothing can make one so happily exhilarated or so frightened: it’s a solid lesson in the limitations of self to realise that your heart is running around inside someone else’s body.
“I’ve done a lot of dadding. Whoo, I tell you what — it grows you up pretty quick when that little bugger starts waking up. Suddenly, there’s this little cute ball of stuff yelling its head off — boom! Snap to! Oh, man, I better take care of this. Daughters are far easier to bring up. My first [child] was Marlon, my son, and he gave me a good fight, man. He would drag my ass sometimes, before I could talk to him and instill the wisdom of not doing that.
Keith Richards (in an interview with Esquire)
“Children teach you that you can still be humbled by life, that you learn something new all the time. That’s the secret to life, really – never stop learning.”
Clint Eastwood (in an interview with Esquire)
“Fatherhood is great because you can ruin someone from scratch.”
“To be a successful father… there’s one absolute rule: when you have a kid, don’t look at it for the first two years.”
“You’re tired? Have a baby, then come back and tell me how tired tired is. There’s no handbook for parenting. So you walk a very fine line, civilising these raw things.”
Gary Oldman (in an interview with Esquire)
“Now that I’m a parent, I understand why my father was in a bad mood a lot.”
Article originally published in Esquire.co.uk