Mother Quotes

As a child, I was very shy. Painfully, excruciatingly shy. I hid a lot in my room. I was so terrified to read out loud in school that I had to have my mother ask my reading teacher not to call on me in class.

Kim Basinger

Telegram to a friend who had just become a mother after a prolonged pregnancy: Good work, Mary. We all knew you had it in you

Dorothy Parker

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

Unknown

The most important thing she'd learned over the years was that there was no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one

Jill Churchill

Obedience is the mother of success and is wedded to safety

Aeschylus

Be funny on a golf course? Do I kid my best friend's mother about her heart condition?

Phil Silvers

Walk lightly in the spring; Mother Earth is pregnant.

Kiowa

Silence is the mother of Truth.

Benjamin Disraeli

Every man must define his identity against his mother. If he does not, he just falls back into her and is swallowed up.

Camille Paglia

You'll never succeed in idealizing hard work. Before you can dig mother earth you've got to take off your ideal jacket. The harder a man works, at brute labor, the thinner becomes his idealism, the darker his mind.

D. H. Lawrence

My mother has always been unhappy with what I do. She would rather I do something nicer, like be a bricklayer.

Jagger, Mick

Her own mother lived the latter years of her life in the horrible suspicion that electricity was dripping invisibly all over the house.

James Thurber

You have to play this game like somebody just hit your mother with a two-by-four.

Dan Birdwell

The awe and dread with which the untutored savage contemplates his mother-in-law are amongst the most familiar facts of anthropology.

Sir James George Frazer

Sure, they were simple desk lamps with only a minimal amount of movement, but you could immediately tell that Luxo Jr. was a baby, and that the big one was his mother. In that short little film, computer animation went from a novelty to a serious tool for filmmaking.

John Lasseter

A mother understands what a child does not say.

Unknown

Mothers Day is in honor of the best Mother who ever lived - the Mother of your heart

Anna Jarvis

Mother - that was the bank where we deposited all our hurts and worries.

T. DeWitt Talmage

Sometimes my mother had difficulty communicating with me about certain topics.

Gloria Estefan

For a mother the project of raising a boy is the most fulfilling project she can hope for. She can watch him, as a child, play the games she was not allowed to play; she can invest in him her ideas, aspirations, ambitions, and values -- or whatever she has left of them; she can watch her son, who came from her flesh and whose life was sustained by her work and devotion, embody her in the world. So while the project of raising a boy is fraught with ambivalence and leads inevitably to bitterness, it is the only project that allows a woman to be -- to be through her son, to live through her son.

Andrea Dworkin

Patience is the mother of will

Gurdjieff

Children are the anchors that hold a mother to life

Sophocles

By embracing your mother wound as your yoga, you transform what has been a hindrance in your life into a teacher of the heart.

Phillip Moffitt

Is not the sky a father and the earth a mother, and are not all living things with feet or wings or roots their children?

Black Elk†

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