85 Best Absent Father Quotes

There are many reasons why a father might be absent from his child’s life. Some fathers have to work long hours and can’t always take time off to be with their children. Other fathers may have substance abuse issues or mental health problems that keep them away from their families. Regardless of the reason, being absent from one’s child is never okay.

When a father is absent, it can create significant emotional and behavioral issues for the child.

Here we share the best absent father quotes. If you like our share quotes, please share it with your friends.

85 Best Absent Father Quotes

1. “If there’s no relationship with a father who’s absent, nobody talks about it.” – Charles B. Rangel

2. “Fathers have a unique and irreplaceable role in the lives of children.” – George W. Bush

3. “If she could put the hollow ache that haunts her into words, she would tell him “I miss the father you never were.” – John Mark Green

4. “When a father, absent during the day, returns home at six, his children receive only his temperament, not his teaching.” – Robert Bly

5. “You know, if fathers just did what they’re supposed to do, half of the junk that we face in the streets wouldn’t exist.” – Nathan Hayes

6. “Don’t forgive him. Forgive yourself for believing there is something lacking in you because he wasn’t there.” – Iyanla Vanzant

7. “Fathers should be neither seen nor heard. That is the only proper basis for family life.” – Oscar Wilde

8. “Your child feels let down and lose hope in you when you leave them.” — Unknown

9. “Growing up, it seemed the class was divided in two. Those who had their parents. And those who had a missing dad or mom.” — Unknown

10. “I decided to put as much effort into contacting you as you do with me – that’s why we don’t talk anymore.” — Unknown

11. “When you grew up with an absent father, you grew up dreaming and wanting… But most of all, you grew up way too fast.” — Unknown

12. “There would be fewer absent fathers, if straight men were turned on only by women with whom they would not mind having children.” —Mokokoma Mokhonoana

13. “A daughter needs a dad to be the standard against which she will judge all men.” — Unknown

14. “It’s mystifying how parents can be absent during your growing years, waltz back into your life when you’re an adult, and expect to be welcomed with open arms.” — Unknown

15. “One day you’ll be alone and regret not being there. You’ll regret the birthdays and holidays missed. You’ll regret not watching her grow up and being in her life you’ll regret everything and by than it will be too late.” — Unknown

16. “Why do people marry versions of their controlling mothers? Or absent fathers? To have a shot at righting old wrongs.” – Blake Crouch

17. “One of the things about being a boy, especially growing up without a father, is you really don’t have that role model to teach you how to do things.” – Art Alexakis

18. “So many of our young women today, they’re growing up without a father, but they’re still thirsty for that and desiring positive male love.” – Hill Harper

19. “I finally did work out a very good relationship with my father, but it was rough growing up. We had a lot of conflicts, and I think it surfaced in many of my works.” – Ira Levin

20. A letter to the father who doesn’t know how awesome I am.” — Unknown

21. “No I will not beg or bribe anyone to be involved in my children’s lives. If you don’t come around, it sucks to be you. — Unknown

22. “Fathers, you are the head and strength of the family unit. If you are not in place, there is a weakness in the link.” – Anita R. Sneed-Carter

23. “Many of us might have grown up in a house that lacked love, or even without parental supervision. The parents left you on your own and because of that you missed out on the true form of LOVE. The love you never received as a child, a daughter, or you didn’t get it from your father; he might have been absent your entire upbringing.” – Chimnese Davids, Redeeming Soul

24. “The psychological absence of fathers can be nearly as devastating as physical absence. When fathers are alive but not a predictable presence actively participating in their daughter’s lives the relationship becomes a permanent maybe.” – Victoria Secunda

25. “I’ve only ever chosen men who happen to spend a lot of time out of the country, who have jobs that take them all over the world, and I think that’s interesting because my father was absent, and then home, and I’ve always been in relationships where there’s separation.” – Patsy Kensit

26. “I realize that taking extra effort in contacting my father means nothing to him – that’s the reason we stopped talking.” — Unknown

27. “Boys want to grow up to be like their male role models. And boys who grow up in homes with absent fathers search the hardest to figure out what it means to be male.” —Geoffrey Canada

28. “I remember when I was the twinkle in my daddy’s eyes. Then he left one day without saying good bye.” —Unknown

29. “Respect to all moms doing double duty because of men failing to do their part as dad.” —John Mark Green

30. “only ever chosen men who happen than anything else in the world.” —Unknown

31. “The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.” —Benjamin Franklin

32. “An absent father needs to realize his child’s needs before it is too late.” —Unknown

33. “Just remember when you are ignoring her, you are teaching her to live without you.” —Unknown

34. “Fathers, your are the head and strength of the family unit. If you are not in place, there is a weakness in the link.” —Anita R. Sneed-Carter

35. “Dear absent father from the mother of a dadyless daughter..i just want to say ..Thank you and you are welcome!” —Unknown

36. “An absent father is like a ghost that lives in the back of your mind.” — Unknown

37. “The hardest thing you’ll ever do is comfort a crying child when their other parent doesn’t come see them.” — Unknown

38. “There is something absent in me, I thought. Something incomplete. Even my mother couldn’t describe me. There was something empty in me that in other people was full.” – Julie Schumacher

39. “Daddy’s in the army, there’s a war in Vietnam / Mama kept us going with her sewing and a prayer / It’s hard to be a family when your daddy’s missing.” – Crowell Church

40. “I grew up without a father, and my mother grew up without a father and her mother grew up without a father. So we have this long heritage of growing up without fathers.” – Gloria Gaynor

41. “Father plays a crucial role in the upbringing of a child in the society.” — Unknown

42. “Father Absence has been implicated in anorexia nervosa, in which daughters may exhibit literal father hunger by starving themselves.” – Victoria Secunda

43. “I come from the school of thought where a dad’s absence is something to be counted on. Now I see all the men with camouflage diaper bags and babies hanging from their chests like little ship figureheads.” – Kaui Hart Hemmings

44. “I was an absent dad. Once the magazine started, I really had two families. The dream was the magazine. I worked through the night all the time.” – Hugh Hefner

45. “One must balance being a good provider and a father who is there for his children.” — Unknown

46. “One of the saddest things in this world is to see a child grow up hating one of their parents because they only got one side of the story.” —Unknown

47. “My dad was a good man but an emotionally absent father, and so I had to look for that male attention somewhere else, and found it in a brother-in-law. He just happened to be an alcoholic.” —jim Hamilton

48. “It is a wise father that knows his own child.” —William Shakespeare

49. “Some kids are able to become independent without the presence of their father.” —Unknown

50. “No matter how old you get. The hole in your heart created by your father’s absence still aches.Especially on father’s day.” —Unknown

51. “I look for you everywhere I go hoping to bump into you but I never see you you’re not there you’re never there.” —Unknown

52. “Just because your father’s present doesn’t mean he isn’t absent.” – Elizabeth Acevedo

53. “Fathers, take note! Children will always remember the man who treated them with love and affection! Don’t be an absent father!” — Unknown

54. “A child will always want his or her father to be around.” — Unknown

55. “My father being mostly absent on duty, my mother suffered me to do as much as I pleased.” – John James Audubon

56. “If you’ve grown up kind and good despite an absent father, give yourself a pat in the back and your mother a good hug.” — Unknown

57. “Having kids doesn’t make you a father. Raising them does.” — Unknown

58. “My dad broke my heart way before any boy had the chance to.” — Unknown

59. “Only twenty two percent of fathers who don’t live in the same house as their children are “actively” involved.” —Unknown

60. “A letter to the father who don’t know how awesome I am.” —Unknown

61. “Anyone can be a father but it takes someone special to be a dad.” —Unknown

62. “Hey dad I did it without you.” —Unknown

63. “A father may turn his back on his child, but a mother’s love endures through all.” —Washington Irving

64. “If it is important to you, you will find a way. If not, you’ll find an excuse.” — Unknown

65. “Someday you’ll cry for me like I cried for you. Someday you’ll miss me like I missed you. Someday you’ll need me like I needed you. Someday you’ll love me but I won’t love you.” — Unknown

66. “A child needs both his parents to be a complete individual.” — Unknown

67. “So you lied about what you did, how you felt, who you were, and basically pretended to be a fake person who didn’t exist, but you’re calling me ‘crazy.’ Okay.” — Unknown

68. “My father didn’t do anything unusual. He only did what dads are supposed to do: be there.” – Max Lucado

69. “My father was absent and he was a hero to me.” – Greta Scacchi

70. “Deadbeat dads should be neutered.” — Unknown

71. “Real dads support their children without the law telling them they have to.” — Unknown

72. “I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection.” —Sigmund Freud

73. “You need to spend time with your children to be remembered.” — Unknown

74. “He was supposed to be the first male love of your life you still search for him everywhere.” —Unknown

75. “You have to raise your kids, then you can be a real father.” — Unknown

76. “However busy a father is, he will find time for his child.” — Unknown

77. “If a man cannot be a father to his own child, there is nothing worse than that.” —Unknown

78. “There should be an anti-father’s day. A bad dad’s day. That way I could truly say “you are the best.” —Unknown

79. “A bad father has never a good son.” —Latin Proverb

80. “If a guy has children and he has nothing to do with them, he is a douche.” — Unknown

81. “To be in your children’s memories tomorrow, you have to be in their lives today.” —Barbara Johnson

82. “Father’s Day is so hard for me.” —Unknown

83. “When your father is absent, you have to believe in yourself.” —Unknown

84. “There’s nothing worse than a man that can be everything to everybody else.Except a father to their own child.” —Unknown

85. “As old as she was..She still missed her daddy sometimes.” —Unknown





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