As anyone who has ever watched 'One Born Every Minute' knows, even a tough guy can dissolve into tears at the first sight of his baby boy or girl.
But after that, he may well keep a lid on his emotions. You need to listen carefully for the words of wisdom that sum up just what he thinks being a father means...
Best daddy quotes
- Actor Johnny Depp
- Comedian Spike Milligan
- Former PM Gordon Brown
- Playwright Joe Orton in Entertaining Mr Sloane
- Actor Matthew McConaughey
- US President Harry S. Truman
- David Beckham
- Writer Ian McEwan in his novel Black Dogs
- My father-in-law John Kavanagh to his three sons
- Writer Gore Vidal, recalling the words of his grandfather