My Favorite Quotes About Mothers

Is there anything better than a mom? Now that I have two children of my own, I feel more grateful than ever for my own mother.

I spent some time recently looking through the pictures we’ve taken of our girls and I noticed how rarely I appear in them – I’m almost always the one behind the camera! I need to be better about making sure other people snap pictures of me with my children, since I love looking at the photos I do have of me interacting with them.

These quotes about motherhood, some funny, some sweet, really summed up all the different kinds of love I have for my sweet little daughters:

  • E. M. Forster

    E. M. Forster

    I am sure that if the mothers of various nations could meet, there would be no more wars.
    – E. M. Forster

  • Ruby Wax

    Ruby Wax

    I have to keep reminding myself that I am their mother. Sometimes we are sitting at home and I feel like we are waiting for our mom to come home.

    – Ruby Wax

  • Jane Pauley

    Jane Pauley

    I can cook, but not well. I figure I have six years until my children discover what their friends’ mothers make for dinner.

    – Jane Pauley

  • Chinese Proverb

    Chinese Proverb

    “There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it.”

    -Chinese Proverbs

  • Maggie Gallagher

    Maggie Gallagher

    Mothers are the people who love us for no good reason. And those of us who are mothers know it’s the most exquisite love of all.

    – Maggie Gallagher

  • Maurice Sendak

    Maurice Sendak

    Mothers and children are human beings, and they will sometimes do the wrong thing.

    – Maurice Sendak

  • Mark Twain

    Mark Twain

    My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it.
    – Mark Twain

  • Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

    There was never a child so lovely but his mother was glad to get him to sleep.
    – Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • Meryl Streep

    Meryl Streep

    Motherhood has a very humanizing effect. Everything gets reduced to essentials.
    – Meryl Streep

  • Victor Hugo

    Victor Hugo

    A mother’s arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.
    -Victor Hugo

  • Ambrose Bierce

    Ambrose Bierce

    Sweater, n.: garment worn by child when its mother is feeling chilly.
    – Ambrose Bierce

  • Irish Proverb

    Irish Proverb

    A man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best, but his mother the longest.
    – Irish Proverb

  • Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Men are what their mothers made them.

    – Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • Kiefer Sutherland

    Kiefer Sutherland

    My mother’s five-foot-two, and I’ll be honest with you – she’s the only person I’m scared of.
    – Kiefer Sutherland

  • Emily Dickinson

    Emily Dickinson

    A mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled.
    – Emily Dickinson

  • Phyllis Diller

    Phyllis Diller

    I want my children to have all the things I couldn’t afford. Then I want to move in with them.
    – Phyllis Diller

  • Milton Berle

    Milton Berle

    If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?

    – Milton Berle

  • Tenneva Jordan

    Tenneva Jordan

    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

  • Peter De Vries

    Peter De Vries

    A suburban mother’s role is to deliver children obstetrically once, and by car for ever after.
    – Peter De Vries

  • Pearl S. Buck

    Pearl S. Buck

    Some are kissing mothers and some are scolding mothers, but it is love just the same, and most mothers kiss and scold together.

    – Pearl S. Buck

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