What Are Some Quotes About Loving Your Daughter?


The anonymous quote, "A daughter may outgrow your lap, but she will never outgrow your heart," is about loving one's daughter. This quote implies that no matter how old a daughter gets or how big she grows, she is still loved the same as when she was a little child. The bond between parents and their daughters is ageless.

The American journalist and author Jim Bishop specifically expresses the love a father has for his daughter in his quote about how he feels when his daughter dates: "Watching your daughter being collected by her date feels like handing over a million dollar Stradivarius to a gorilla." This quote suggests that no man is ever good enough to date his daughter, a feeling to which many loving fathers can relate.

Bishop compares his daughter to a Stradivarius, which is one of the stringed instruments that the members of the Stradivari family built during the 17th and 18th centuries. A Stradivarius is a highly valuable, irreplaceable treasure, like a daughter is in the eyes of a loving father. The idea that a date, who is a contender for his daughter's love, is a gorilla being handed a priceless instrument suggests that no man other than he can truly appreciate the worth of his daughter.