15 Quotes on Motherhood

These are some of my favorite quotes on the most important job in the world…Motherhood.


“If you bungle raising your children, I don’t think whatever else you do matters very much.”        Jackie Kennedy


“The interesting thing about being a mother is that everyone wants pets, but no one but me cleans the kitty litter.”  Meryl Streep


“I live my life for myself.  You live your life for your daughter.  None of it works.”                              Cloris Leachman as Evelyn in Spanglish


“Can anything harm us, mother, after the night-lights are lit?” “Nothing, precious,” she said; “they are the eyes a mother leaves behind her to guard her children.” J.M. Barrie Peter Pan


“Hugs can do great amounts of good – especially for children.”  Princess Diana


“…I must single out the person who was the most important in shaping my life, in making me the woman I wanted to be…my mother. That is where this memoir begins.” Diane Von Furstenberg


“In a few decades, I married the two most worthless men in the universe…and proceeded to have the three most ungrateful children ever conceived. The only reason people are nice to me is because I have more money than God.”  Shirley MacLaine as Ouiser Boudreaux in Steel Magnolias


“There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children.  One of these is roots, the other, wings.”  Goethe


“It is not what you do for your children but what you have taught them to do for themselves that will make them successful human beings.”  Ann Landers


“God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.”  Jewish Proverb


“If she wasn’t your mother, then you wouldn’t have this Christmas tree.” My Husband


“Do you know what you call those who use towels and never wash them, eat meals and never do the dishes, sit in rooms they never clean, and are entertained till they drop?  If you have answered, ‘A houseguest’, you’re wrong because I have just described my kids.”  Erma Bombeck


“My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it.” Mark Twain


“Youth fades, love droops, the leaves of friendship fall; a mother’s secret hope outlives them all.”
Oliver Wendell Holmes


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

I kind of like that about myself…being the best mother I know how to be.  I know you are, too!  Somewhere between Jackie Kennedy and Erma Bombeck.  Happy Mother’s Day 🙂

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