->''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 Music/TomWaits 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 [[FreudianExcuse a brick in the wall]].\\
All in all, it was all just bricks in the wall.''
-->-- '''Music/PinkFloyd''', "[[Music/TheWall Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 1]]"

->''My father left my mother \\
for the love of a[[FreudianSlip POONTANG]]nother\\
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''
-->--'''Music/TimMinchin''', ''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.
-->-- ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade''

->'''Nightmare Moon''': "And… what would father say, knowing… that we… that [[WhatTheHellHero 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 [[AttentionWhore 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, [[HypocriticalHumor besides him]]… the second Angelo heard that [[LifetimeMovieOfTheWeek Lifetime]] had made an biopic about his daughter, he immediately called up his lawyer (who I’m guessing is probably [[Series/BreakingBad Saul Goodman]]) because he wants to make sure he sees a cut of the profits."''
-->-- '''''[[http://dlisted.com/2014/08/14/brittany-murphys-deadbeat-dad-plans-to-sue-lifetime-for-making-a-movie-about-his-daughter/ DListed]]''''', "Creator/BrittanyMurphy’s Deadbeat Dad Plans To Sue Lifetime For Making A Movie About His Daughter"

->''"We're a generation of men raised by women."''
-->-- '''Tyler Durden''', ''Film/FightClub''

->'''Ryuuji:''' He abandoned you and you're pissed. I get it. I know it hurt, but come on! Don't you want to go home?\\
'''Taiga:''' You don't know a damn thing about me. I don't want that loser in my life. And he didn't abandon me, ''I'' abandoned ''him''! I threw him away 'cos he's '''''trash'''''!

->''The weekly phone calls became monthly, then only on special occasions, then stopped altogether. When Mum told us his new wife had just given birth, we knew it was only a matter of time before even the birthday presents ceased. And cease they did. Everything ceased. Even Mum's child support. We older two had expected it--just never guessed he would erase us all from his life quite so fast. I clearly remember that moment after the final good-bye, after the front door had closed and the sound of Dad's car faded down the street. Huddled up against the pillows with my new cuddly dog and the picture of the house I knew I'd never get to visit, I was suddenly overcome by a huge surge of rage and hatred for a father who had once claimed to love me so much.''
-->-- '''Maya Whitely''', ''Literature/{{Forbidden}}''

->'''Gendo:''' It's been a while.\\
'''Shinji:''' It would have been far longer, if not for the fact that your brother convinced me to give you one last chance. So far, you are failing miserably if you intended this to be any kind of happy family reunion.
-->-- ''Fanfic/OnceMoreWithFeeling''

->''My father was a tattoo artist in Haiphong''
->''But his designs on mother didn't last too long.''
-->-- '''The Engineer''', opening lyrics of "The American Dream", ''Theatre/MissSaigon''

->'''Lloyd''': You ruined my life!
->'''Garmadon''': Pssh. That's not true. I haven't even been a part of your life, [[ComicallyMissingThePoint how could I ruin it? I wasn't even there.]]
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/TheLegoNinjagoMovie''

->'''Phineas''': My idea is for the two of us to, I don't exactly want to call it running away, but…uhh… we leave and go and find our dads. I mean, we're eleven! I think we deserve to know who our real dads are and what happened to them!
->'''Isabella''': I think you're right, Phineas. I think we do deserve to know. But I hope you know that this isn't gonna be easy. If our parents haven't told us about them, then they probably don't want us to know. I have no idea if my mom will even tell me his name.
-->-- ''FanFic/FindingDad''