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11 celebrity quotes on fatherhood

By Stephanie Nuzzo September 1, 2017
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Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there!

In celebration of Father’s Day, we’ve pulled together a list of some of the most touching celebrity quotes about the experience of being a father. Get ready, they’re pretty touching!

Brad Pitt:

“Fatherhood is the best thing I ever did. It changes your perspective. You can write a book, you can make a movie, you can paint a painting, but having kids is really the most extraordinary thing I have taken on…[fatherhood] is everything…. the hardest job in the world, the most rewarding job in the world…”

Mahershala Ali:

"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." 

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" 

Ashton Kutcher:

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“It’s legitimately the greatest thing ever…It just makes me wanna be better.”

Justin Timberlake:

“It changes everything. You literally just wake up… Look in the mirror and go, ‘I have no idea what I’m doing.’” - Today

John Legend:

“I feel like, my mentality is just to be open and ready to help with whatever I can, and to be as loving to my wife and to our daughter as much as possible.” - via E!

Ryan Reynolds:

"I don't have to prepare to be wrapped around my daughter's finger. I have been wrapped around her little finger since the day she plopped out into this world."

Chris Hemsworth: 

“There's the idea that we as parents spend all this time protecting our children - No, I think they're protecting us. Sitting in the car with my head on her lap and her singing to me, there was this understanding of, 'Wow, she's looking after Dad, and that's her job.' You know? And that was such a joy.” - via Parade Magazine

Barack Obama:

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"Any fool can have a child. That doesn't make you a father. It's the courage to raise a child that makes you a father."

Idris Elba: 

"I watch my daughter wanting to be like other kids and getting upset that she's not. But I always try and instill in her the idea that she's perfect as she is."

Bryan Cranston:

"I want to experience being a husband, experience being a father, experience, maybe, hopefully, someday being a grandfather, and all those things. I want that experience. When I die, I want to be exhausted."

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