Quotes: Disappeared Dad

"Father, Father, where you been?
I've been out in the world since I was only ten.
Father, Father, where you been?
I've been out in the world since I was only ten."

"Don't worry 'bout me
I'm about to die of pleurisy."
Jack Kerouac, "Home I'll Never Be" (recorded as a song by Tom Waits on Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards)

Daddy's flown across the ocean
Leavin' just a memory
A snapshot in the family album
Daddy, what else did you leave for me?
Daddy, what'd you leave behind for me?!
All in all, it was just a brick in the wall.
All in all, it was all just bricks in the wall.

My father left my mother
for the love of aPOONTANGnother
And I have a BASTARD brother
Who I've never really known
Because me dad moved up to Queensland
And he doesn't have a BULLSHIT YOU FAT FUCK telephone
Tim Minchin, Angry (Feet)

Indiana Jones: It was just the two of us, dad. It was a lonely way to grow up. For you, too. If you had been an ordinary, average father like the other guys' dads, you'd have understood that.
Professor Henry Jones Sr.: Actually, I was a wonderful father.
Indy: When?
Henry: Did I ever tell you to eat up? Go to bed? Wash your ears? Do your homework? No. I respected your privacy and I taught you self- reliance.
Indy: What you taught me was that I was less important to you than people who had been dead for five hundred years in another country. And I learned it so well that we've hardly spoken for twenty years.

Nightmare Moon: "And... what would father say, knowing... that we... that you used his gift to do this to... to me?"
Celestia: "Nothing. Father isn't here, Luna. He was never here."

"Angelo pretty much split shortly after she was born, and only resurfaced once she got famous (ah, classic Hollywood cockroach parenting). Then he kind of split again after she wouldn’t let him hump on her bank account, and was estranged from her for the last 8 years of her life. But that hasn’t stopped him from using the name @BrittMurphyDad on Twitter or re-launching investigations into her death and running to the press. But Angelo is so shook-up at the idea that anyone would exploit Britney’s death for profits! Well, you know, besides him...the second Angelo heard that Lifetime had made an biopic about his daughter, he immediately called up his lawyer (who I’m guessing is probably Saul Goodman) because he wants to make sure he sees a cut of the profits."
DListed, "Brittany Murphy’s Deadbeat Dad Plans To Sue Lifetime For Making A Movie About His Daughter"