42 Inspiring Quotes About Moms That Will Give You All the Feels
May 9, 2017
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Full disclosure: I'm not a mother (nor am I anywhere near ready to become one), but I can still appreciate how special moms are. And so could the authors of these 42 statements. From funny to heartwarming, these sweet quotes sum up just how much we love our moms, which is why we may or may not use one or two in our Mother's Day cards this year!

"Motherhood: All love begins and ends there." — Robert Browning


"Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws." — Barbara Kingsolver


"I don't know about changing my perspective, because motherhood is such a glorious blessing and I am very thankful for that. It's such a beautiful experience. I so strongly recommend it. It's bliss, love and fulfillment of another level." — Aishwarya Rai Bachchan


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



"Motherhood is the most challenging as well as the utmost satisfying vocation in this world." — Nita Ambani

"Pregnancy and motherhood are the most beautiful and significantly life-altering events that I have ever experienced." — Elisabeth Hasselbeck


“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


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



“Having kids—the responsibility of rearing good, kind, ethical, responsible human beings—is the biggest job anyone can embark on.” — Maria Shriver

“I believe the choice to become a mother is the choice to become one of the greatest spiritual teachers there is.” — Oprah


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



"[Motherhood] is still 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


“Whatever else is unsure in this stinking dunghill of a world, a mother’s love is not.” — James Joyce


“Sometimes when you pick up your child you can feel the map of your own bones beneath your hands, or smell the scent of your skin in the nape of his neck. This is the most extraordinary thing about motherhood - finding a piece of yourself separate and apart that all the same you could not live without.” — Jodi Picoult, Perfect Match

"The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of the universe. You relinquish that position to your children."  — Jessica Lange


"Time does not really exist for mothers, with regard to their children. It does not matter greatly how old the child is — in the blink of an eye, a mother can see the child again as they were when they were born, when they learned how to walk, as they were at any age — any time, even when the child is fully grown or a parent themselves."  — Diana Gabaldon



"Mothers and their children are in a category all their own. There's no bond so strong in the entire world. No love so instantaneous and forgiving." — Gail Tsukiyama


"One of the most exciting things about being pregnant is that I just am accepting the complete unknown; it's a complete mystery and miracle." — Natalie Portman


"[Motherhood is] a choice you make every day, to put someone else's happiness and well-being ahead of your own, to teach the hard lessons, to do the right thing even when you're not sure what the right thing is... and to forgive yourself, over and over again, for doing everything wrong." — Donna Ball

"To give life to another being, what a gift! When he finally was placed into my arms, I looked into his precious eyes and felt an overwhelming, unconditional love... I never felt so complete and empowered in my life." — Gisele Bündchen


"[Motherhood] sort of puts things into perspective, and it's about real life, and life is about people, what we give, what we take, what we share." — Halle Berry



"I realized when you look at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know." — Mitch Albom


"Your empathy for other mothers is such a natural instinct and it's such a beautiful thing that we all connect, and we should all help each other. We should all help each other." — Salma Hayek


"You have to put on your own oxygen mask before you put on others... It's a good metaphor for parenting." — Amanda Peet

"More than in any other human relationship, overwhelmingly more, motherhood means being instantly interruptible, responsive and responsible." — Tillie Olsen



"The most precious jewels you'll ever have around your neck are the arms of your children." — Unknown


"The phrase 'working mother' is redundant." — Jane Sellman


"Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother." — Oprah Winfrey



"Being a mother is not about what you gave up to have a child, but what you've gained from having one." — Unknown

“All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” — Abraham Lincoln


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



“Mother’s love is bliss, is peace, it need not be acquired, it need not be deserved. If it is there, it is like a blessing; if it is not there it is as if all the beauty had gone out of life.” — Erich Fromm


“When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.” — Sophia Loren


“Because I feel that, in the Heavens above / The angels, whispering to one another, / Can find, among their burning terms of love / None so devotional as that of ‘Mother'” — Edgar Allen Poe



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


“[Motherhood is] ‘heart-exploding, blissful hysteria.'” — Olivia Wilde

"Motherhood is a choice you make everyday, to put someone else's happiness and well-being ahead of your own, to teach the hard lessons, to do the right thing even when you're not sure what the right thing is...and to forgive yourself, over and over again, for doing everything wrong." — Donna Ball, At Home on Ladybug Farm



"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, "The Last Séance"


"I will look after you and I will look after anybody you say needs to be looked after, any way you say. I am here. I brought my whole self to you. I am your mother." — Maya Angelou, Mom & Me & Mom


"You can never tell them [I love you] too many times, let them roll their eyes... Life can sometimes be, for all of us, a bully and you need to have money in the bank... Every time you say 'I love you,' you're putting money in the bank. You're not always going to be there to put money in the bank, so I say you got to stock up so it will last a long time." — Ann Curry