Sweetest Quotes from Hollywood Dads

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Father's Day is just around the corner, which makes it a good time to hear from some famous men about how fatherhood has changed them.

Click through to read some of the sweetest quotes from Hollywood dads about fatherhood.

PHOTO: Ben Affleck on June 13, 2013 in Los Angeles, Calif.
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Ben Affleck

The father of Violet, 8, Seraphina, 5 and Samuel, 2, Affleck told Us Weekly in January, 2013: "They're most important in my life. Family is a wonderful thing, but it doesn't mean you can't do other stuff in your life. In fact, having a family makes whatever other thing you have that much richer. If it was just me, I'd be home alone and think, 'Well, something good happened at work,' but it's much nicer to share it with people you love."

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Matt Damon

Affleck's best bud, Damon is also a devoted dad to four daughters. He told Parade in 2011: "The only way I can describe [fatherhood]—it sounds stupid, but—at the end of 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas,' you know how his heart grows like five times? Everything is full; it's just full all the time."

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How many dads write a song about their kids and release it for the world to hear? That's what rap mogul Jay-Z did after his daughter Blue Ivy was born. She even contributed her newborn cries to the single. Check out some of his sweet lyrics: "The most amazing feeling I feel / Words can't describe what I'm feeling for real / Maybe I paint the sky blue / My greatest creation was you."

PHOTO: Producer Brad Pitt, winner of Best Picture for 12 Years a Slave, poses in the press room during the Oscars at Loews Hollywood Hotel in this March 2, 2014, file photo in Hollywood, Calif.
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Brad Pitt

The father of six told Parade in 2011, "I've never felt more enriched. I've learned so much about myself through [my children]. I've become a better person because of them. They are so sharp."

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Matthew McConaughey

Devoted dad to Levi, 6, Vida, 4, and Livingston, 1, McConaughey told Access Hollywood in 2011: "I've got more to live for now, that's for sure. A lot of people say when you have kids, life comes to a screeching halt and you start over. That has not been true for me at all. ... Everything I'm doing, even if my kids aren't with me, has to do with them."

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Hugh Jackman

The father of Oscar, 13, and Ava, 8, Jackman told Parade in December, 2012: "I feel so lucky to have both a son and a daughter, because there's a different relationship with each of them. Instinctively as a man, you know what your son has to go through. So I think you're a little tougher. … With a daughter, this protective side comes out. When I come home, my daughter will run to the door and give me a big hug, and everything that's happened that day just melts away."

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Patrick Dempsey

The father of three, Dempsey told Good Housekeeping: "Kids take you outside your comfort level because you ask yourself, 'How do I answer that question for them?' You think back to your childhood, and it's like: I don't want to give them that, I want to give them this.  My life is my children."

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Chris Rock

The comedian and father of two told Babble in 2009, "Every day I'm proud to be a dad. When you have kids, there's no such thing as quality time. There's just time. There's no, 'Ooh, his graduation's better than going to the mall.' It's all kind of equal. Changing her diaper and her winning a contest — it's all good."

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Woody Harrelson

The father of three girls talked about becoming a father the first time to eldest, Deni. "I remember my daughter Deni coming along, and she was so pure and caring of everybody and everything," he told Esquire in December 2008. "And somehow, this little being managed to get around all the obstacles -- the gun turrets, the walls, the moats, the sentries -- that were wrapped around my heart. My heart at that time needed her. ...I think it's the best thing going, parenthood."

PHOTO: Forest Whitaker arrives at the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards on March 1, 2014 in Santa Monica, Calif.
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Forest Whitaker

The father of three, Whitaker told Esquire in February, 2007: "The other night, I was walking down the stairs behind one of my daughters -- I have three, and one son.... I was tired, and she was goofing around, you know, like kids do, doing all this stupid stuff on the stairs. And I was thinking, 'Please just go down the stairs and let's get you to bed. It's after your bedtime. I've had enough for one day.' And then I sort of caught myself. I snapped out of it. I was like, 'Dude, you should be dancing down the stairs behind her!'"

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