7 Quotes for Mother’s Day

May 7th, 2009 by Jane

Sometimes I think that any forward momentum that our planet and our species have is due to the work of mothers. Everyday, I pass many other mothers moving children to and fro, volunteering in the schools and the community. All quietly making  the world a better place, to the best of their abilities. Whether you have children or not, the impact made on your life by your mother or your birth story is profound. For some, this is the driving force in their lives, blessed or anguished. But there it is and we all have a story about our mothers. So this weekend, may you be treated well by your children, may you have peace if your mother is no longer with you and may you find forgiveness if your story is not what you wished.

Here are some quotes on the subject in my favorite range: from ridiculous to sublime! Thanks to QuotesDaddy and Quote Garden for these!

1. If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?  ~Milton Berle

2. The formative period for building character for eternity is in the nursery. The mother is queen of that realm and sways a scepter more potent than that of kings or priests. ~Author Unknown

3. Any mother could perform the jobs of several air traffic controllers with ease.  ~Lisa Alther

4. Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible.  ~Marion C. Garretty, quoted in A Little Spoonful of Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul

5. Grown don’t mean nothing to a mother.  A child is a child.  They get bigger, older, but grown?  What’s that suppose to mean?  In my heart it don’t mean a thing.  ~Toni Morrison, Beloved, 1987

6. My mother is a poem
I’ll never be able to write,
though everything I write
is a poem to my mother.
~Sharon Doubiago

7. “When your mother asks, “Do you want a piece of advice?” it is a mere formality. It doesn’t matter if you answer yes or no. You’re going to get it anyway.” – Erma Bombeck

2 Responses to “7 Quotes for Mother’s Day”

  1. Danielle Says:

    My Dad is a retired Air Traffic Controller. He often remarked as he watched me juggling twins that his job had never been as stressful as mine!

  2. Jane Says:

    Amen to that Sistah!

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