The Top 15 Quotes About Mothers

The Top 15 Quotes About Mothers

Writers Write is a resource for writers. In this post, we celebrate mothers by sharing our top 15 quotes about mothers.

Mothers in literature have always been interesting. I have chosen 15 of my favourite quotes about mothers for this post.

The Top 15 Quotes About Mothers

  1. 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
  2. Our mothers always remain the strangest, craziest people we’ve ever met. ~Marguerite Duras
  3. My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it. ~Mark Twain
  4. Life began with waking up and loving my mother’s face. ~George Eliot
  5. Mothers are all slightly insane. ~J.D. Salinger
  6. I know enough to know that no woman should ever marry a man who hated his mother. ~Martha Gellhorn
  7. But mothers lie. It’s in the job description. ~John Green
  8. If you bungle raising your children, I don’t think whatever else you do well matters very much. –Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
  9. When Jack Burns needed to hold his mother’s hand, his fingers could see in the dark. ~John Irving
  10. Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws. ~Barbara Kingsolver
  11. Only mothers can think of the future – because they give birth to it in their children. ~Maxim Gorky
  12. No one is more sentimentalised in America than mothers on Mother’s Day, but no one is more often blamed for the culture’s bad people and behaviour. ~Anne Lamott
  13. The only mothers it is safe to forget on Mother’s Day are the good ones.  ~Mignon McLaughlin
  14. How many straight men maintain inappropriately intimate relationships with their mothers? How many shop with them? I want a gay son. People laugh, but they assume I’m kidding. I’m not. ~Ayelet Waldman
  15. One good mother is worth a hundred schoolmasters. ~George Herbert

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Posted on: 11th May 2013