Father’s Day falls on 19th June here in the UK and we thought that a literature inspired blog post dedicated to our wonderful dads would be a fun way to celebrate. We’ve rounded up a few of our favourite literary quotes about fathers, along with a selection of our best (bookish) dad gifts to share with you.
“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.” - Umberto Eco.
“Your father, Jo. He never loses patience, never doubts or complains, but always hopes, and works and waits so cheerfully that one is ashamed to do otherwise before him.” - Louisa May Alcott.
“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 criticizing any one,’ he told me, ‘just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.” - F. Scott Fitzgerald.
"When I was a boy of 14, my fathers 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.
"Things happen to people by accident… A lot of nice accidents have happened to me. It just happened that I always liked lessons and books, and could remember things when I learned them. It just happened that I was born with a father who was beautiful and nice and clever, and could give me everything I liked." - Frances Hodgson Burnett.
“Someone once said that every man is trying to live up to his father’s expectations or make up for their father’s mistakes.” - Barack Obama.
“Parents rarely let go of their children, so children let go of them. They move on. They move away. The moments that used to define them—a mother’s approval, a father’s nod—are covered by moments of their own accomplishments. It is not until much later, as the skin sags and the heart weakens, that children understand; their stories, and all their accomplishments, sit atop the stories of their mothers and fathers, stones upon stones, beneath the waters of their lives." - Mitch Albom.
“Being a dad is quite rewarding and even magical at times. It is our greatest chance to do something right in our lives that will keep making the world a brighter place even generations after we are gone.” - Timothy Pina.
We've rounded up a few of our favourite gifts to help you find the perfect present for your wonderful dad or father figure. From personalised star map prints for new dads, through to bookish bundles for dads in need of a well deserved sit down. Whatever you're looking for, get a gift that shows him he's up there with the best of the best. 😊
Three Month Vintage James Bond & Coffee Subscription
Coffee & Vintage Book Subscription
Shakespeare 'He That Hath No Beard' Book Page Print
'I'd Rather Take Coffee Than Compliments' Mug
George Orwell 'Tea Lovers' Mug
If you'd like to see more of our Father's Day collection, you can do so right here.