Saturday, May 30, 2020

50 Father's Day Quotes


As well as being important to the fathers in your life, Father’s Day is traditionally a big day for retail and restaurants.

Here are 50 Father’s Day quotes that might be useful for prompting Father’s Day writing, such as:
  • social media posts
  • promotional/sales copy
  • fact or fiction about fathers (including those in your life)
  • about your feelings for dads that are important to you 

PS I identify most with number 16 from Jim Valvano.

“By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he’s wrong.” —Charles Wadworth

“A father is neither an anchor to hold us back, nor a sail to take us there, but a guiding light whose love shows us the way.” —Unknown

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

"I only hope when I have my own family that every day I see a little more of my father in me." — Keith Urban

“A father is someone you look up to no matter how tall you grow.” —Unknown

“A man’s worth is measured by how he parents his children. What he gives them, what he keeps away from them, the lessons he teaches and the lessons he allows them to learn on their own.” —Lisa Rogers

“I talk and talk and talk, and I haven’t taught people in 50 years what my father taught by example in one week.” —Mario Cuomo

“Being a great father is like shaving. No matter how good you shaved today, you have to do it again tomorrow.” —Reed Markham

“Dad, your guiding hand on my shoulder will remain with me forever.” —Unknown

“Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad.” —Anne Geddes

“No man I ever met was my father’s equal, and I never loved any other man as much.” —Hedy Lamarr

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

“The older I get, the smarter my father seems to get.” —Tim Russert

“You gotta love dads. At my wedding, when I tripped on my wedding dress and fell flat on my face, Dad said, ‘Don’t worry, you’ll do better next time.’” —Melanie White

"There should be a children's song 'If you're happy and you know it, keep it to yourself and let your Dad sleep.'" —Jim Gaffigan

“My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person: he believed in me.” —Jim Valvano

“She did not stand alone, but what stood behind her, the most potent moral force in her life, was the love of her father.” —Harper Lee

“Dad taught me everything I know. Unfortunately, he didn’t teach me everything he knows.” —Al Unser

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

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

“Great fathers don’t find fault. Great fathers find solutions.” —Reed Markham

“Dads are like chocolate chip cookies; they may have chips or be totally nutty, but they are sweet and make the world a better place, especially for their children.” —Hillary Lytle

“When you’re young, you think your dad is Superman. Then you grow up, and you realize he’s just a regular guy who wears a cape.” —Dave Attell

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

“A father is a man who expects his son to be as good a man as he meant to be.” —Frank A. Clark

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

"When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant, I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years." —Mark Twain

"A daughter needs a dad to be the standard against which she will judge all men." — Gregory E. Lang

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

“The power of a dad in a child’s life is unmatched.” —Justin Ricklefs

“A father carries pictures where his money used to be.” —Steve Martin

“Every son quotes his father, in words and in deeds.” —Terri Guillemets

“[My father] has always provided me a safe place to land and a hard place from which to launch.” —Chelsea Clinton

“My father had a profound influence on me, he was a lunatic.” —Spike Milligan

“Fatherhood is a marathon, not a sprint.” —Paul L. Lewis

“What a father says to his children is not heard by the world, but it will be heard by posterity.” —Jean Paul

“There will always be a few people who have the courage to love what is untamed inside us. One of those men is my father.” —Alison Lohman

“A father’s words are like a thermostat that sets the temperature in the house.” —Paul Lewis

"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

“A dad is someone who wants to catch you when you fall. Instead he picks you up, brushes you off and lets you try again.” —Unknown

“A man knows when he is growing old because he begins to look like his father.” —Gabriel Garcia Marquez

“A father is a banker provided by nature.” —French proverb

“A good father is one whose only reason for putting down a laughing baby is to pick up a crying one.” —Linda Poindexter

"My father is my rock. It's where I learned everything about loyalty, dependability, being there day in, day out, no matter what." — Hugh Jackman

“Dad: A son’s first hero, a daughter’s first love.” —Unknown

“You can tell what was the best year of your father’s life, because they seem to freeze that clothing style and ride it out.” —Jerry Seinfeld

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

“My father used to say that it’s never too late to do anything you wanted to do." — Michel Jordan

“One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.” —George Herbert

“A father is the one friend upon whom we can always rely. In the hour of need, when all else fails, we remember him upon whose knees we sat when children, and who soothed our sorrows; and even though he may be unable to assist us, his mere presence serves to comfort and strengthen us.” —Émile Gaboriau

"Dads regard themselves as a giant shock absorber, there to protect the family from the ruts and bumps on the road of life." —W. Bruce Cameron

“My father didn’t tell me how to live. He lived and let me watch him do it.” —Clarence Budington Kelland

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Video Conference Backgrounds to Create a Good Impression

Video conference call coming up and your location is a disaster area?

No problem.

Here are some stylish Zoom backgrounds so you can present yourself in an environment that positions you as a pro

  1. Right click on the image, select "save image as ..." and indicate your preferred destination on your computer.
  2. When you join a meeting, tap the 3 dots at the bottom right of your screen to open the More menu ... tap virtual background ... upload the image you saved from this post

As you look at each photo, imagine them as the background to your face in the center of the screen. For example, in your library:

Here are 8 "working from home" Zoom backgrounds that present you in the best possible way:

Working from your den:

Working from your living room:

Working from your back deck/porch/patio:

Working from your study:

Working from your library:

Working from your kitchen:

Working from your family room:

Working from your backyard:

If you are looking to spice things up with something more lighthearted, checkout: 12 Fun Zoom Backgrounds where you can get backgrounds ranging from the Simpsons to Seinfeld and Game of Thrones to Pee Wee's Playhouse.

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