Quotations About
motherhood

A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials, heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine, desert us when troubles thicken around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.

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Patsy: You know, I sometimes wonder what the point of having children is if they are not going to turn up for your launches. Did you tell him how important for you it was, darling?
Eddie: Yeah, I tell him. I faxed the bloody dean and the bullocky halls of residence and the buggery mountain rescue. I mean, what more can I do?
Patsy: Nothing. And you shouldn’t have to. I mean, look at you. You’ve been a fantastic mother. You’ve let them ruin your figure. Your stomach is stretched beyond recognition, you’ve got tits down to your knees and what for, for God’s sake?

Ralphie: Oh no, it was the classic mother BB gun block! Heh, heh. “You’ll shoot your eye out!” That deadly phrase uttered many times before by hundreds of mothers was not surmountable by any means known to kiddom.

Motherhood is the strangest thing, it can be like being one’s own Trojan horse.

letter, Aug. 20, 1959. quoted in Victoria Glendinning, Rebecca West: A Life, pt. 5, ch. 8 (1987).
Posted in: Rebecca West

Of all the haunting moments of motherhood, few rank with hearing your own words come out of your daughter’s mouth.

Women and Their Fathers, ch. 3 (1992).
Posted in: Victoria Secunda

Gus: I thought moms were supposed to be nice, and sweet, and patient. I know loan-sharks that are more forgiving than you.

Posted in: The Ref

Womanliness means only motherhood;
All love begins and ends there.

The Inn Album (1875)
Posted in: Robert Browning

The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.

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Posted in: Honore De Balzac

Every woman grows up to be her mother: it is her curse. No man does, and that is his.

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Posted in: Oscar Wilde