Irrespective of your social status or class, fatherhood is most definitely a humbling experience.
No matter how tough of a nut you may even be, your kid(s) will always be your heartening kryptonite.
With the presence of someone or a group of cute people who will always make you look forward to going home every day after work, why won’t you give that person or those cuties the world?
A full-time job that doesn’t come with any retirement whatsoever, a father doubles as a life coach, as well as, a student.
Believe it or not, children can reshape their parents’ perspective and look at life through healthy interaction and communication.
It’s always a win-win situation and a rewarding feeling at the end of the day, and these black father celebrities attest to the fact.
From sharing their personal experiences to dropping priceless gems, Nsuri shares with you 10 thought-provoking quotes on fatherhood from these popular black celebrities.
Read them below:
“I try to teach my children there are going to be obstacles. Someone may not like you just because they don’t like themselves. But, don’t you get bogged down.” – Denzel Washington
“Any fool can have a child. That doesn’t make you a father. It’s the courage to raise a child that makes you a father.” – Barack Obama
“I have to be uncompromising when it comes to my kids’ time with me. I have to be committed to my kids or else the industry will always have you away from your family.” – Kevin Hart
“I just hope my children grow up saying my dad was my good friend and supporter … I was fair and just, helped them whenever they needed me to. And, that there was love. One thing I am very aware is that I love them and I love to embrace my children.
My children know what it is to have a hug and a kiss, be cuddled and feel comfortable. My parents were not cuddlers or kissers, but I am.” – Idris Elba
“You know, everybody has that point where they grow up and you get more responsibilities and schedule your life and you do things a little bit differently than you did when you was younger and you’re not able to be as wild and as spontaneous. You know what I’m sayin’? Structure is always needed, so my kid coming into my life and helping me structure everything has helped me as a person and as a business person.” – Wiz Khalifa
“With our kids, Jada and I believe that it’s their lives and we are helping them with their lives. And they’re not our property. They are people that are deservant of our respect and consideration in the same way that any other human being should be.” – Will Smith
“I think it changes your relationship with time. I just don’t have time to waste. You gotta be really deliberate with how you choose to spend your day because those are the moments you’re away from your child.” – Mahershala Ali
“When I hear people talk about juggling or the sacrifices they make for their children, I look at them like they’re crazy, because ‘sacrifice’ infers that there was something better to do than being with your children.” – Chris Rock
“I felt something impossible for me to explain in words. Then, when they took her away, it hit me. I got scared all over again and began to feel giddy. Then it came to me… I was a father.” – Nat King Cole
“They didn’t do anything, they just exist and you love them completely, but it’s not built on anything other than their existence.” – John Legend