He’s the teller of tall tales, the master of the bad joke. That’s right — we’re talkin’ about the one and only, your dad. And as we celebrate a holiday filled with beer-inspired desserts, beertails and mass quantities of funny Father’s Day gifts, let’s take a moment to remember the real purpose of this holiday — to honor and celebrate fatherhood. Whether you’re a dad, child or dad-to-be, read on and gain some wisdom from these insightful quotes about being a parent. From Hollywood heroes like Russell Crowe to everyday people sharing their experiences, these eight quotes genuinely capture all the feels that go along with being the legend himself.

pam

Don’t be fooled — no matter how much time passes, dads will always be a hero in their little one’s eyes.

Frenchy

Boys come and go, but the love between father and daughter is one that never fades.

frank

Love is a two-way street, changing both child and parent in the most fantastic ways.

Jim

Leave it to Sesame Street’s Jim Henson to find ways to teach us new life lessons, even as adults.

unknown

Whether you’re just a child or parent yourself, your dad will always be the tallest man in the room (metaphorically speaking, of course).

russell

Hollywood A-lister Russell Crowe never fails to make us swoon! Between the slammed doors and constant protests about the cleanliness of their rooms, let’s not forget that being a parent does come with many heartwarming perks ;)

charles

Being present in your child’s life can be seriously exhausting, but it’s totally worth it!

clarence

The best fathers aren’t just leaders; they’re role models.

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