7 Quotes from books on Father’s day

1. “In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I’ve been turning over in my mind ever since. ‘Whenever you feel like criticising anyone,’ he told me, ‘just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.”
-The Great Gatsby, by F.Scott Fitzgerald

2. “My father had taught me to be nice first, because you can always be mean later, but once you’ve been mean to someone, they won’t believe the nice anymore. So be nice, be nice, until it’s time to stop being nice, then destroy them.”
-A Stroke of Midnight, by Lurell K Hamilton

3. “There’s no shame in fear, my father told me, what matters is how we face it.”
-A Clash of Kings, by George R.R.Martin

4. “It was times like these when I thought my father, who hated guns and had never been to any wars, was the bravest man who ever lived.”
-To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee

5. “I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments, when they aren’t trying to teach us. We are formed by little scraps of wisdom.”
-Foucalt’s Pendulum by Umberto Eco

6. “Sometimes I think my papa is an accordion. When he looks at me and smiles and breathes, I hear the notes.”
-The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak

7. “To pull the metal splinter from my palm my father recited a story in a low voice I watched his lovely face and not the blade. Before the story ended, he’d removed
The iron silver I thought I’d die from.”
-The Gift, by Li-Young Lee