75 Best New Dad Quotes

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You may be feeling so blessed and out of the world that you have become a father. So why don’t you use our collection of ‘becoming a father for the first time’ quotes and surprise your loved ones? Share how you feel holding your baby in your arms and shedding those happy tears from your eyes. You may even express how you would like to spend your quality time with your sweetheart and teach them the good habits and little things in life. We understand the excitement you are experiencing, so our post can help you announce the news.

Quotes For New Dads

As a new daddy, you will have a good time with your little one. At the same time, enjoy changing diapers, refilling milk bottles, and singing nursery rhymes on your adventure ride.

  1. “It’s an ongoing joy being a dad.” —Liam Neeson
  1. “A father doesn’t tell you that he loves you. He shows you.” —Dimitri the Stoneheart
  1. “One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.” —George Herbert
  1. “I’m a father; that’s what matters most. Nothing matters more.” —Gordon Brown
  1. “Never is a man more of a man than when he is the father of a newborn.” —Matthew McConaughey
  1. “Son, brother, father, lover, friend. There is room in the heart for all the affections, as there is room in heaven for all the stars.” —Victor Hugo
  1. “Fatherhood is the greatest thing that could ever happen. You can’t explain it until it happens; it’s like telling somebody what water feels like before they’ve ever swam in it.” — Michael Bublé
  1. “When I first time held my son in my hands, I had a feeling like I am Superman. One day when he’s grown up, he will realize his father is just a regular guy who wears a cap, but a real life Superman for him” —Unknown
  1. “What makes you a man is not the ability to make a child, it’s the courage to raise one.” —Barak Obama
  1. “After waiting for long 9 months, I’m finally relaxed and happy to become a proud daddy of an little angel.” —Unknown
  1. “Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad.” —Anne Geddes
  1. Becoming a father made me much more interested in the parent character in my novels. I’ve never found parents that interesting.” —John Green
  1. “I had no expectations about fatherhood, really, but it’s definitely a journey I’m glad to be taking.” —Christopher Meloni
  1. “Dads are most ordinary men turned by love into heroes, adventurers, story-tellers, and singers of song.” —Pam Brown
  1. “In my career, there’s many things I’ve won and many things I’ve achieved, but for me, my greatest achievement is my children and my family.” —David Beckham
  1. “The only way I can describe fatherhood is at the end of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, you know how his heart grows like five times? Everything is full; it’s just full all the time.” —Matt Damon
  1. “Nothing ever fits the palm so perfectly, or feels so right, or inspires so much protective instinct as the hand of a child.” —Gregory David Roberts
  1. “Fathering is not something perfect men do, but something that perfects the man.” —Frank Pittman
  1. Becoming a dad means you have to be a role model for your son and be someone he can look up to.” —Wayne Rooney
  1. “Having a kid is like falling in love for the first time when you’re 12, but every day.” —Mike Myers
  1. “Success, and even life itself, wouldn’t be worth anything if I didn’t have my children by my side. They mean everything to me.” —Jude Law
  1. “Of all the titles I’ve been privileged to have, Dad has always been the best.” —Ken Norton
  1. “It is not flesh and blood, but heart which makes us fathers and sons.” —Friedrich von Schiller
  1. “Fatherhood has taught me about unconditional love, reinforced the importance of giving back and taught me how to be a better person.” —Naveen Jain
  1. “It felt natural. That is what I remember most about becoming a father halfway through my 20s. As if Mother Nature was giving me the big thumbs up.” —Tony Parsons
  1. “Fatherhood is the best thing that could happen to me, and I’m just glad I can share my voice.” —Dwyane Wade
  1. “Becoming a dad means you have to be a role model for your son and be someone he can look up to.” —Wayne Rooney
  1. “A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society.” —Billy Graham
  1. “Becoming an actor is like becoming a father. It’s not hard to become one. Making a life of it is the challenge.” —Christoph Waltz
  1. “I never thought I had to forge a family, but it felt the most natural thing that ever happened to me – meeting someone and becoming a father.” —Jude Law
  1. “When one has not had a good father, one must create one.” —Friedrich Nietzche
  1. “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.” —Barack Obama
  1. “Tears of happiness rolled down my cheeks when I heard my new born son chirping like a bird.” —Unknown
  1. “The fame aspect of winning the Masters… besides being married and becoming a father, that’s a strong third there.” —Mike Weir
  1. “He adopted a role called being a father so that his child would have something mythical and infinitely important: a protector.” —Tom Wolfe
  1. “To me, becoming father is like reciveing a cute little friend from God as a wonderful gift. I aim to be the most successful at being a good father.” —Unknown
  1. “The quality of a father can be seen in the goals, dreams, and aspiration he sets not only for himself, but for his family.” —Reed Markham
  1. “Becoming father of twin kids is just like winning lottery. I got one kid free. Thanks to the almighty lord.” —Unknown
  1. “I pledge to become a great father to my new born kid. For me he’s everything from now onwards.” —Unknown
  1. “I knew as I become father, it would be hard time managing work and taking care of the little one. But whatever be the circumstances, I will stick to be devoted to take best care of my cutie.” —Unknown
  1. “Finally, I have entered Fatherhood. It is the greatest thing that could ever happen. You can’t explain it until it happens.” —Unknown
  1. “Becoming a father has definitely heightened my discomfort with uncertainty. I want to be able to say, I know what will happen, when, why. But most of the time, we just don’t know.” —Michael Adam Hamilton
  1. “A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society.” —Billy Graham
  1. “Becoming father of a little angel gives me immense pleasure and happiness. She’s my precious and I am her saviour.” —Unknown
  1. “Every single day is like a new adventure with new born baby. There’s so much to learn from the little one.” —Unknown
  1. “Becoming a father, I think it inevitably changes your perspective of life. I don’t get nearly enough sleep. And the simplest things in life are completely satisfying. I find you don’t have to do as much, like you don’t go on as many outings.” —Hugh Jackman
  1. “The guys who fear becoming fathers don’t understand that fathering is not something perfect men do, but something that perfects the man. The end product of child-raising is not the child but the parent.” —Frank Pittman
  1. “This is not to say that becoming a father automatically makes you a good father. Fatherhood, like marriage, is a constant struggle against your limitations and self-interests. But the urge to be a perfect father is there, because your child is a perfect gift.” —Kent Nerburn
  1. “My biggest achievement – besides being drafted into the NBA – was becoming a father. Being a father has made me experience things that have contributed to my maturity and personal growth.” —Dwyane Wade
  1. “Becoming a father made me a lot more sentimental than I ever was before. I never cried at movies before I became a parent. I feel music more intensely. I think of my political ideas as ideas about how I want to interact with other human beings as opposed to abstract theories about how the world should be.” —Boots Riley

Funny Quotes For New Dads

Newborns are cute, and their adorable behavior can surprise and make you laugh at times.

  1. “There should be a children’s song: ‘If you’re happy and you know it, keep it to yourself and let dad sleep.” —Jim Gaffigan
  1. “Having children is like living in a frat house – nobody sleeps, everything’s broken, and there’s a lot of throwing up.” —Ray Romano
  1. “Now I am father of a kid, so I quit all fun that I use to have earlier. It’s time to become serious about life and family.” —Unknown
  1. “Raising kids is part joy and part guerilla warfare.” —Ed Asner
  1. “Being a dad isn’t just about eating a huge bag of gummy bears as your wife gives birth. It means being comfortable with the word ‘hero.” —Ryan Reynolds
  1. “Having one child makes you a parent. Having two kids makes you a referee.” —David Frost
  1. “My little one makes me proud every moment.” —Unknown
  1. “Waited long to become father, now waiting to hear my daughter say ‘World’s Best Dad’. I am being a sarcastic dad.” —Unknown
  1. “If you’re not yelling at your kids, you aren’t spending enough time with them.” —Mark Ruffalo
  1. “I rescind my early statement, ‘I could never fall in love with a girl who regularly poops her pants.’ I hadn’t met my daughter yet.” —Dax Shephard
  1. “The worst part about being a parents is when one of your kids farts and you have to pretend it wasn’t cool.” —Rob Delaney
  1. “When you got more than one kid, you just wake up angry.” —Kevin Hart
  1. “Men should always change diapers. It’s mentally cleansing. It’s like washing dishes, but imagine if the dishes were your kids, so you really love the dishes.” —Chris Martin
  1. “Feeling like a nanny on becoming first time daddy. It’s time to spend sleepless nights taking care of my little angel.” —Unknown
  1. “I feel clueless when my new born baby cries loud. He leaves me with several questions, is he crying for milk, to change diaper, play with him, or take him in arms and sing poems.” —Unknown
  1. “Recently became father and now its time for me to take baby sitting classes. I wonder if there’s Phd or Degree course for baby sitters.” —Unknown
  1. “I think every kid thinks their dad is goofy. Even Johnny Depp’s kid must be like, “Oh my god, my dad with those freakin’ scarves. This isn’t a pirate ship; it’s a Costco, dad.” —Judd Apatow
  1. “Kids are hilarious. They say the darndest things, but that’s just because they don’t know what they’re saying and that just makes much more funniness happen.” —Kenan Thompson
  1. “The doctor asked about a name and I don’t know why I said it [but] I looked at the doctor and I said, ‘We’re going to call her Beyoncé.’ My wife did not think that was funny. Then a nurse went to the other side of the room and started filling out a form with the name Beyoncé and I had to go over to her and go, ‘Uh, excuse me, there is only one Beyoncé.” —James Cordon
  1. “When your wife is pregnant and you’re expecting, everyone is like, ‘It’s incredible. Get ready, it’s magic. It’s the most life-changing experience you’ll ever have. Brace yourself for heaven.’ And then the second the baby comes everyone is like, ‘Welcome to hell.” —Andy Samberg
  1. “I am happy to become father of a cute boy, as he will soon be my playstation partner. Lot’s of action and adventure for me and the baby coming in near future.” —Unknown
  1. “The more boring a child is, the more the parents, when showing off the child, receive adulation for being good parents — because they have a tame child-creature in their house.” —Frank Zappa
  1. “Standing outside maternity ward gives goosebumps. But, as the doctor comes out and gives the good news, its so relaxing. Congratulation to every new daddy. Welcome to fatherhood!” —Unknown
  1. “Its true that you feel like to dance like a mad person on becoming father for the first time. Now I am witnessing the same joy.”—Unknown
  1. “My daughter said, ‘Why are you yelling at us?’ and I said, ‘I’m trying to discipline you!’ And then she looked up at me with her tear-stained eyes and said, ‘This is how you teach children, by making them cry.’ And it was such a clenching reminder — she won not only the argument, but she won life with that statement. I just burst out laughing, and I think they were so surprised that I burst out laughing, that they did too.” —Stephen Colbert

Though a couple bears a child in a married relationship, a father in his best capacity fulfills the family requirements, both primary and extraordinary. These “becoming a father for the first time quotes” indicate all the challenges a father may face through the initial years. However, he only chooses to become a father when he can handle such a warm and selfless relationship with his child. Such a relationship is beautiful. It’s a life-changing, miraculous emotion that is unmatched and beyond words. It’s a life-long experience that can never be justified whenever expressed.

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Shivank is an experienced professional with a passion for writing, editing, and research. With a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication from IEL, Dehradun, he previously worked as a production editor. Shivank transitioned into a writer/editor, contributing to various publications as a freelancer. He writes literature, including quotes, poems and wishes, for MomJunction. He has a special interest in music and... more