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Quotes about Uncles

Most uncles have their designated roles as second dads to any child. In movies, literature, and song, praises are sung for their loving guidance and inspiration. They are often portrayed as the less strict and more fun-loving counterpart to fathers, and are not averse to spoiling their nephews and nieces now and then. With these seven touching quotes for a favorite uncle, we toast all the great second dads everywhere in the world!

Tia: Uncle Buck?

Buck: Yeah?

Tia: Got a minute?

Buck: I got lots of minutes.

-Quotes from the movie Uncle Buck (1989)

I think my uncle was probably the biggest influence in my life. We grew up in the same house, and he was just a really great, hard-working, honest, ethical person.

-English actress Catherine Bell

Quotes about Uncles

Lean on me, when you're not strong

And I'll be your friend

I'll help you carry on

For it won't be long

'Til I'm gonna need

Somebody to lean on

-Excerpt from the song Lean on Me by Bill Withers

Ben Parker: You've been given a gift, Peter. With great power, comes great responsibility.

-Quote from the movie Spider-Man (2002)

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I never knew a real hero until my Uncle became one.
-From a car bumper sticker promoting Liver Cancer Awareness

And he brought up Hadassah, that is, Esther, his uncle's daughter: for she had neither father nor mother, and the maid was fair and beautiful; whom Mordecai, when her father and mother were dead, took for his own daughter.

-Esther 2:7 (King James Version)

Quotes about Uncles

“I know. Your daughter gave me my first lessons this afternoon. She said I didn't understand children much and told me why. She was quite right. Atticus, she told me how I should have treated her-oh dear, I'm so sorry I romped on her.”

-Quote from Uncle Jack Finch from the book To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee

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