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Quotes About Motherhood - Motherhood Quotes

Updated on October 12, 2014

Motherhood Quotes

"A mother's love for her child is like
nothing else in the world. It knows no
law, no pity, it dares all things and crushes
down remorselessly all that stands in its path. " ~ Agatha Christie


"The world is full of women blindsided by
the unceasing demands of motherhood,
still flabbergasted by how a job can be
terrific and tortuous."~ Anna Quindlen



"A mother is not a person to lean on,
but a person to make leaning unnecessary."~ Dorothy Fisher


"Some are kissing mothers and some
are scolding mothers, but it is love just the same."~ Pearl S Buck



"If you bungle raising your children,
I don't think whatever else you do
well matters very much."~ Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis



"I cannot forget my mother,
She is my bridge."~ Renita Weems



"The art of mothering is to teach
the art of living to children."~ Elaine Heffner



"What children take from us, they give.
We become people who feel more deeply,
question more deeply,
and love more deeply."~ Sonia Taitz



"God intended motherhood to be a relay race. Each generation would pass the baton on to the next."~ Mary Pride


"She's my teacher, my adviser, my greatest inspiration." ~Whitney Houston


"The essential thing about mothers is that one needs to know that they are there, particularly at that age when, paradoxically, one is trying so hard to break away from parental influence."~ Margot Fonteyn


"There's nothing like a mama-hug."~ Adabella Radici


"When your mother asks, 'Do you want a piece of advice?' it is a mere formality. It doesn't matter if you answer yes or no. You're going to get it anyway."~ Erma Bombeck



"I'm friends with my mom. I get along with her real well. Now that I'm old enough to have children I'm regretting virtually everything I said to her until I was 30." ~Brett Butler



“All I know is that I carried you for nine months. I fed you, I clothed you, I paid for your college education. Friending me on Facebook seems like a small thing to ask in return.” ~Jodi Picult


“Probably there is nothing in human nature more resonant with charges than the flow of energy between two biologically alike bodies, one of which has lain in amniotic bliss inside the other, one of which has labored to give birth to the other. The materials are here for the deepest mutuality and the most painful estrangement.” ~ Adrienne Rich


“I know there’s something troubling you. I’m not going to ask what it is, if you don’t want to tell me. But remember that I’m your mother. Nothing you say could ever shock me or make me love you less.” ~ Erin Hunter


“Mothers are generally starvers or feeders” ~Fiona Wood


“A mother isn’t the person who births you; it’s the person who rears you and shows you love.” ~Raquel Cepeda


“Mother’s Day is coming up soon. If you’re lucky enough to still have your mother, tell her you’re grateful to her […] at some point, we must forgive each other for being flawed human beings. Many of us have trouble putting love or gratitude into words, but keep in mind that out actions always reveal our feelings. Always.” ~ Cassandra King


“Am I alone in this mother-food connection or does being with your mom trigger the sudden and voracious need for large amounts of mac & cheese, rice pudding, and the scraps along the side of a bowl of cookie dough?” ~April Paine



"No language can express the power, and beauty, and heroism, and majesty of a mother’s love. It shrinks not where man cowers, and grows stronger where man faints, and over wastes of worldly fortunes sends the radiance of its quenchless fidelity like a star." ~Edwin Hubbell Chapin


"A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie." ~Tenneva Jordan


"Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs in my field, since the payment is pure love." ~Mildred B. Vermont



"A suburban mother’s role is to deliver children obstetrically once, and by car forever after." ~Peter De Vries





"The phrase "working mother" is redundant." ~Jane Sellman



"The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new." ~Rajneesh


"The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness."~Honoré de Balzac

"When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child." ~Sophia Loren

"A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts."~Washington Irving

"Being a mother means that your heart is no longer yours; it wanders wherever your children do. "~Author Unknown

"The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children" ~Jessica Lange

"A miracle is really the only way to describe motherhood and giving birth. It's unbelievable how God has made us women and babies to endure and be able to do so much. A miracle, indeed. Such an incredible blessing." ~Jennie Finch

"Motherhood: All love begins and ends there" ~Robert Browning

“There's no bitch on earth like a mother frightened for her kids.” ~Stephen King


“I think that the best thing we can do for our children is to allow them to do things for themselves, allow them to be strong, allow them to experience life on their own terms, allow them to take the subway... let them be better people, let them believe more in themselves.” ~C. Joy Bell


“Sometimes when you pick up your child you can feel the map of your own bones beneath your hands, or smell the scent of your skin in the nape of his neck. This is the most extraordinary thing about motherhood - finding a piece of yourself separate and apart that all the same you could not live without.” ~Jodi Picoult


“In a child's eyes, a mother is a goddess. She can be glorious or terrible, benevolent or filled with wrath, but she commands love either way. I am convinced that this is the greatest power in the universe.” ~N.K. Jemisin


“A mother's body remembers her babies-the folds of soft flesh, the softly furred scalp against her nose. Each child has it's own entreaties to body and soul.” ~Barbara Kingsolver


“She [my mother] was the force around which our world turned. My mother was propelled through the universe by the brute force of reason. She was the judge in all our arguments. One disapproving word from her was enough to send us off to hide in a corner, where we would cry and fantasize our own martyrdom. And yet. One kiss could restore us to princedom. Without her, our lives would dissolve into chaos.” ~Nicole Krauss


“Motherhood is near to divinity. It is the highest, holiest service to be assumed by mankind.” ~Howard W. Hunter


"By and large, mothers and housewives are the only workers who do not have regular time off. They are the great vacationless class."~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh



"Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own."~ Aristotle



"A man never sees all that his mother has been to him until it's too late to let her know that he sees it."~ W. D. Howells

"Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children." ~William Makepeace Thackeray



"The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world." ~ William Ross Wallace


“Motherhood is a choice you make everyday, to put someone else's happiness and well-being ahead of your own, to teach the hard lessons, to do the right thing even when you're not sure what the right thing is...and to forgive yourself, over and over again, for doing everything wrong.” ~Donna Ball


“A mother has far greater influence on her children than anyone else, and she must realize that every word she speaks, every act, every response, her attitude, even her appearance and manner of dress affect the lives of her children and the whole family. It is while the child is in the home that he gains from his mother the attitudes, hopes, and beliefs that will determine the kind of life he will live and the contribution he will make to society.” ~N. Eldon Tanner


“I looked on child rearing not only as a work of love & duty but as a profession that was fully as interesting & challenging as any honorable profession in the world and one that demanded the best that I could bring to it.” ~Rose Kennedy


“A mother is a mother from the moment her baby is first placed in her arms until eternity. It didn't matter if her child were three, thirteen, or thirty.” ~Sarah Strohmeyer



“...moms, even good ones, sometimes lose it a little so as not to lose it all.” ~Susan Squire


“A mother who would stop at nothing for her child is dangerous woman when crossed.” ~Solange Nicole


“The life of a mother is the life of a child: you are two blossoms on a single branch.” ~Karen Maezen Miller




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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Nice quotes about Motherhood!

      I liked all of them. How difficult it is to define mothers and motherhood!

      Thanks for sharing and voted up!

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