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15 Great Quotes About Motherhood and Moms

15 Great Quotes About Motherhood and Moms

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

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

A Freudian slip is when you say one thing but mean your mother. ~Author Unknown

All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That’s his. ~Oscar Wilde

Grown don’t mean nothing to a mother. A child is a child. They get bigger, older, but grown? What’s that suppose to mean? In my heart it don’t mean a thing. ~Toni Morrison, Beloved

My mother’s menu consisted of two choices: Take it or leave it. ~Buddy Hackett

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

A little girl, asked where her home was, replied, “where mother is.” ~Keith L. Brooks

God could not be everywhere, so he created mothers. ~Jewish Proverb

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

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

My mother… she is beautiful, softened at the edges and tempered with a spine of steel. I want to grow old and be like her.
~ Jodi Picoult

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

The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found. ~ Calvin Trillin
A mother is always the beginning. She is how things begin. ~ Amy Tan, The Bonesetter’s Daughter


Sharon Greenthal

Sharon's blog, Empty House Full Mind, focuses on observations of the world from the midlife empty nest. Sharon is the Young Adults Expert on Sharon writes for the Huffington Post and Purple Clover. Sharon is the mother of two grown children - a daughter, 26 and a son, 24. She lives in Long Beach, CA with her husband and their perfect dog, Lambeau. Instagram: sharongreenthal

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Jennifer Connolly

Saturday 9th of May 2015

Great quotes. I've been known to use a few of them. Especially about dinner...take it or leave it!

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