Thursday, April 9, 2020

40 Mother's Day Quotes


As well as being important to the mothers in your life, Mother’s Day is traditionally a big day for retail and restaurants. Even though things might be different during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is still important to acknowledge mom.

So, here are 40 Mother’s Day quotes might be useful for prompting Mother’s Day  writing, such as:
  • social media posts
  • promotional/sales copy
  • fact or fiction about mothers (including those in your life)
  • revelations about your feelings for moms that are important to you 

PS I identify most with number 11 from Mark Twain.

Pro Tip: So how do I write it? Mothers Day? Mothers’ Day? Mother’s Day. You’ll find folks who will defend each of these, but Anna Jarvis, the original campaigner for creating Mother's day, wanted it to be “singular possessive” so each family would be honoring their mother: Mother’s Day.

“Mothers can look through a child’s eyes and see tomorrow.” – Reed Markham

“Mother—that was the bank where we deposited all our hurts and worries.” – T. Dewitt Talmage

“My mother is my root, my foundation. She planted the seed that I base my life on, and that is the belief that the ability to achieve starts in your mind.” – Michael Jordan

“There will be so many times you feel like you failed. But in the eyes, heart, and mind of your child you are super mom.” – Stephanie Precourt

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

“Being a mother is learning about strengths you didn’t know you had.” – Linda Wooten

“Being a mom has made me so tired. And so happy.” – Tina Fey

“There’s no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one.” – Jill Churchill

“My mother has always been my emotional barometer and my guidance. I was lucky enough to get to have one woman who truly helped me through everything.” – Emma Stone

“A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten, and the future worth living for.” – Anonymous

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

“Mothers are like glue. Even when you can’t see them, they’re still holding the family together.” – Susan Gale

“A mom forgives us all our faults, not to mention one or two we don’t even have.” – Robert Brault

“Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother.” – Oprah Winfrey

“Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.” – Barbara Kingsolver

"She raised us with humor, and she raised us to understand that not everything was going to be great - but how to laugh through it." – Liza Minelli

“Motherhood is the exquisite inconvenience of being another person’s everything.” – Unknown

“Acceptance, tolerance, bravery, compassion. These are the things my mom taught me.” – Lady Gaga

“My mother was my role model before I even knew what that word was.” – Lisa Leslie

“Nothing is really lost until your mom can’t find it.” – Unknown

“To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power. Or the climbing, falling colors of a rainbow.” – Maya Angelou

“When your mother asks, ‘Do you want a piece of advice?’ it’s a mere formality. It doesn’t matter if you answer yes or no. You’re going to get it anyway.” – Erma Bombeck

"Most mothers are instinctive philosophers." – Harriet Beecher Stowe

“The phrase ’working mother’ is redundant.” – Jane Sellman

“Mother is a verb. It’s something you do. Not just who you are.” – Cheryl Lacey Donovan

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

“Birth takes a woman’s deepest fears about herself and show her that she is stronger than them.” – 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 mother continues to labor long after the baby is born.” – Lisa Jo Baker

“Motherhood is the biggest gamble in the world. It is the glorious life force. It’s huge and scary – it’s an act of infinite optimism.” – Gilda Radner

“A mother’s hug lasts long after she lets go.” – Unknown

“There is no influence so powerful as that of the mother.” – Sara Josepha Hale

“A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning unnecessary.” —Dorothy Canfield Fisher

“A mother’s arms are more comforting than anyone else’s.” – Princess Diana

“Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs since the payment is pure love.” – Mildred B. Vermont

“If evolution really works, how come mothers have only two hands?” – Milton Berle

“Mom, I love you, even though I’ll never accept your friend request.” – Unknown

“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

“Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.” – Elizabeth Stone

“I like to think of motherhood as a great big adventure. You set off on a journey, you don’t really know how to navigate things, and you don’t exactly know where you’re going or how you’re going to get there.” – Cynthia Rowley

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