Father's Day

10 Comforting Loss of Father Quotes for People Who Are Missing Their Dad

No matter how old we are, we may never truly get over the loss of a father — and that profound loss may feel especially pronounced on milestones and holidays. If you’re grieving your dad or a father figure this Father’s Day, or you care about someone who is, it can be hard to find just the right words to soothe the pain. Let these loss of father quotes serve as a balm. From diverse personalities including authors, poets, athletes, and business icons, these words offer poignant sentiments that heal, inspire, and deeply resonate for people who are missing their dads at an especially tender time.

Fanny Fern

“To her, the name of father was another name for love.”

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Linda Poindexter

“When my father didn’t have my hand, he had my back.”

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Maya Angelou

“A great soul serves everyone all the time. A great soul never dies. It brings us together again and again.”

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Pam Brown

“Dads are most ordinary men turned by love into heroes, adventurers, storytellers, and singers of song.”

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Liza Minnelli

“My father gave me my dreams. Thanks to him, I could see a future.”

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John Steinbeck

“It’s so much darker when a light goes out than it would have been if it had never shone.”

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Leo Buscaglia

“If there is any immortality to be had among us human beings, it is certainly only in the love that we leave behind. Fathers like mine don’t ever die.”

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Mitch Albom

“I love you every day. And now I will miss you every day.”

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Anne Sexton

“It doesn’t matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was.”

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“When a great man dies,

For years beyond our ken,

The light he leaves behind him lies

Upon the paths of men.”

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