More Beautiful Than The Brooklyn Bridge

As  I travel to Florida to attend my father‘s funeral tomorrow (Saturday, March 5, 2011) I invite you to read some of my favorite quotes about daughters and their fathers.

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.”  – Helen Hayes

Certain is that there is no kind of affection so purely angelic as of a father to a daughter. In love to our wives is desire; to our sons, ambition; but to our daughters there is something which there are no words to express. – Unknown

The thing to remember about father’ is …they’re men. A girl has to keep it in mind: They are dragon seekers, bent on improbable rescues. Scratch any father, you find someone chock-full of qualms and romantic terrors, believing change is a threat, like your first shoes with heels on, like your first bicycle … – Phyllis McGinley

The father of a daughter is nothing but a high-class hostage. A father turns a stony face to his sons, berates them, shakes his antlers, paws the ground, snorts, runs them off into the underbrush, but when his daughter puts her arm over his shoulder and says, “Daddy, I need to ask you something,” he is a pat of butter on a hot frying pan.  – Garrison Keillor

Watching your daughter being collected by her date feels like handing over a million dollar Stradivarius to a gorilla. – Jim Bishop

One of life’s greatest mysteries is how the boy who wasn’t good enough to marry your daughter can be the father of the smartest grandchild in the world. – Unknown

To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter. – Unknown

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