Mother quotes

  • Mothers are inscrutable beings to their sons, always.
    -- A. E. Coppard

    #Mother #Son #Mother Son

  • Wanderers eastward, wanderers west, Know you why you cannot rest? 'Tis that every mother's son Travails with a skeleton. Lie down in the bed of dust; Bear the fruit that bear you must; Bring the eternal seed to light, And morn is all the same as night.
    -- A. E. Housman

    #Mother #Lying #Son

  • Happy bridegroom, Hesper brings All desired and timely things. All whom morning sends to roam, Hesper loves to lead them home. Home return who him behold, Child to mother, sheep to fold, Bird to nest from wandering wide: Happy bridegroom, seek your bride.
    -- A. E. Housman

    #Mother #Morning #Children

  • Don't let's go to the dogs tonight, For mother will be there.
    -- A. P. Herbert

    #Mother #Dog #Motherhood

  • Music is language itself. It should not have any barriers of caste, creed, language or anything. Music is one, only cultures are different. Music is the language of languages. It is the ultimate mother of languages.
    -- A. R. Rahman

    #Mother #Different #Culture

  • Before you count the profit, count the cost of a working mother.
    -- A. Theodore Tuttle

    #Mother #Motherhood #Cost

  • I feel betrayed by own mother.
    -- Aaron Carter

    #Mother #Betrayed #Feels

  • Growing up my mother played Sarah Vaughan and Nat Cole in the house regularly.
    -- Aaron Neville

    #Mother #Growing Up #House

  • I'm the daughter of two Indian immigrant doctors, and I have an older sister and younger brother, and none of us have pursued medicine as a career. We're all over the artistic side of things.
    -- Aarti Mann

    #Daughter #Mother #Brother

  • Blaire, This was my grandmother’s. My father’s mother. She came to visit me before she passed away. I have fond memories of her visits and when she passed on she left this ring to me. In her will I was told to give it to the woman who completes me. She said it was given to her by my grandfather who passed away when my dad was just a baby but that she’d never loved another the way she’d loved him. He was her heart. You are mine. This is your something old. I love you, Rush
    -- Abbi Glines

    #Mother #Baby #Memories

  • Blaire, This teardrop represents many things. The tears I know you’ve shed over holding your mother’s piece of satin. The tears you’ve shed over each loss you’ve experienced. But it also represents the tears we’ve both shed as we’ve felt the little life inside you begin to move. The tears I’ve shed over the fact I’ve been given someone like you to love. I never imagined anyone like you Blaire. But every time I think about forever with you I’m humbled that you chose me. This is your something blue. I love you, Rush
    -- Abbi Glines

    #Mother #Moving #Love You

  • You're it for me, baby. Just you. You're not going to be your mother. You're special and unique and we're going to get you help. But I will be right by your side the entire time. I'll never leave you. I swear it.
    -- Abbi Glines

    #Mother #Baby #Unique

  • I wanted to live. For the father and brother who I never knew and for my mother who was cheated of a life of happiness. I wanted to live for them. And I wanted to live for me.
    -- Abbi Glines

    #Mother #Brother #Father

  • If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel there are three key societal members who can make a difference. They are the father, the mother and the teacher.
    -- Abdul Kalam

    #Family #Beautiful #Mother

  • When mother is happy, family is happy. When family is happy, nation is happy.
    -- Abdul Kalam

    #Mother #Happy Family

  • The only day in your life.... Your mother smiled when you cried...
    -- Abdul Kalam


  • Well, knowledge is a fine thing, and mother Eve thought so; but she smarted so severely for hers, that most of her daughters have been afraid of it since.
    -- Abigail Adams

    #Daughter #Mother #Female Empowerment

  • Women who miscalculate are called mothers.
    -- Abigail Van Buren

    #Mother #Motherhood

  • Then, there's the modern mother-in-law. In her mid 40s, she is the compact car of her breed: efficient, trim, attractive and in harmony with her times. She's pretty stiff competition for the plain young matron who's overweight and under-financed. If there is going to be friction in this relationship, it could start from envy and resentment in the younger woman. But Father Time is on her side, even if Mother Nature played her a dirty trick
    -- Abigail Van Buren

    #Mother #Father #Dirty

  • There is another old poet whose name I do not now remember who said, 'Truth is the daughter of Time.'
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Daughter #Mother #Truth

  • No man is poor who has a Godly mother.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Life #Mother #Godly

  • Since my mother is the type that's called schizophrenogenic in the literature-she's the one who makes crazy people, crazy children-I was awfully curious to find out why I didn't go insane.
    -- Abraham Maslow

    #Mother #Children #Crazy

  • One of the greatest gifts I've ever gotten is my daughter.
    -- Ace Frehley

    #Daughter #Mother #My Daughter

  • I asked my daughter when she was 16, What's the buzz on the street with the kids? She's going, to be honest, Dad, most of my friends aren't into Kiss. But they've all been told that it's the greatest show on Earth.
    -- Ace Frehley

    #Music #Daughter #Mother

  • I have a daughter who I love very much, I hire women, I've worked with women, I've never had an issue with women.
    -- Adam Carolla

    #Daughter #Mother #Issues

  • The reason why you know more funny dudes than funny chicks is that dudes are funnier than chicks. If my daughter has a mediocre sense of humor, I'm just gonna tell her, 'Be a staff writer for a sitcom. Because they'll have to hire you, they can't really fire you, and you don't have to produce that much. It'll be awesome.'
    -- Adam Carolla

    #Daughter #Mother #Fire

  • I am the product of the sustained indignation of a branded grandfather, the militant protest of my grandmother, the disciplined resentment of my father and mother, and the power of the mass action of the church.
    -- Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.

    #Mother #Father #Church

  • The thing that I think a lot of guys need to know how to do is not take your mothers advice about honesty being the best policy. Listen to your cool, drunk uncle who tells you to lie. Those are the relationships that last.
    -- Adam DeVine

    #Mother #Uncles #Honesty

  • My mother was always supportive.
    -- Adam Lambert

    #Mother #Supportive

  • The wish to be understood may be our most vengeful demand, may be the way we hang on, as asults, to our grudge against our mothers; the way we never let our mothers off the hook for their not meeting our every need. Wanting to be understood, as adults, can be our most violent form of nostalgia.
    -- Adam Phillips

    #Mother #Wish #Adults

  • I sing seriously to my mom on the phone. To put her to sleep, I have to sing 'Maria' from West Side Story. When I hear her snoring, I hang up.
    -- Adam Sandler

    #Mom #Mother #Sleep

  • I wanted to make sure that I did one movie in my career that mothers hug me for.
    -- Adam Sandler

    #Mother #Careers #Hug

  • I've always liked older ladies, ever since my mother would have B'nai B'rith at our house.
    -- Adam Sandler

    #Mother #House

  • We must in imagination sweep off the drifted matter that clogs the surface of the ground; we must suppose all the covering of moss and heath and wood to be torn away from the sides of the mountains, and the green mantle that lies near their feet to be lifted up; we may then see the muscular integuments, and sinews, and bones of our mother Earth, and so judge of the part played by each of them during those old convulsive movements whereby her limbs were contorted and drawn up into their present posture.
    -- Adam Sedgwick

    #Mother #Lying #Feet

  • I want to say a little something that's long overdue, the disrespect to women has got to be through. To all the mothers and the sisters and the wives and friends, I wanna offer my love and respect till the end.
    -- Adam Yauch

    #Mother #Wife #Long

  • I will give you three days to seek your shadow. Return to me in the course of that time with a well-fitted shadow, and you shall receive a hearty welcome; otherwise, on the fourth day - remember, on the fourth day - my daughter becomes the wife of another.
    -- Adelbert von Chamisso

    #Mother #Daughter #Giving

  • People think that I popped out of my mother's womb singing 'Chasing Pavements'.
    -- Adele

    #Mother #Thinking #People

  • My mother's a pretty warm, open person.
    -- Adepero Oduye

    #Mother #Persons

  • My father was a lorry driver, very rarely at home. The house was run by my mother, and because there were 10 or so kids, there was no time for individual attention. It was about survival. It was about where the next meal was coming from.
    -- Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

    #Mother #Running #Father

  • Like the appearance of silver in mother of pearl, the world seems real until the Self, the underlying reality, is realized.
    -- Adi Shankara

    #Mother #Real #Self

  • The goal of female education must invariably be the future mother.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Mother #Goal #Female

  • It would be more in keeping with the intention of the noblest man in this world if our two Christian churches, instead of annoying Negroes with missions which they neither desire nor understand, would kindly, but in all seriousness, teach our European humanity that where parents are not healthy it is a deed pleasing to God to take pity on a poor little healthy orphan child and give him father and mother, than themselves to give birth to a sick child who will only bring unhappiness and suffering on himself and the rest of the world.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Christian #Mother #Children

  • If one day I have a daughter and my daughter wants to be a model, I would never let her!
    -- Adriana Lima

    #Daughter #Mother #One Day

  • A good mother is irreplaceable.
    -- Adriana Trigiani

    #Mom #Mother #Good Mother

  • No one worries about you like your mother, and when she is gone, the world seems unsafe, things that happen unwieldy. You cannot turn to her anymore, and it changes your life forever. There is no one on earth who knew you from the day you were born; who knew why you cried, or when you'd had enough food; who knew exactly what to say when you were hurting; and who encouraged you to grow a good heart. When that layer goes, whatever is left of your childhood goes with her.
    -- Adriana Trigiani

    #Mother #Hurt #Heart

  • I like it when my mother smiles. And I especially like it when I make her smile.
    -- Adriana Trigiani

    #Mother #Make Her Smile #Her Smile

  • My mother was an avid readerShe loved books about romance. Books that took place in faraway places and times. Stories with costumes
    -- Adriana Trigiani

    #Mother #Book #Avid

  • Isn't this the truth of any good mother? That in all of our lives. We worry only about those we brought into this world, regardless of whether they loved us back or treated us fairly or understood our shortcomings.
    -- Adriana Trigiani

    #Mom #Mother #Worry

  • But a child's joy is doubled for the mother, and the sound of her son's laughter began to her heart, a feat she had never believed possible
    -- Adriana Trigiani

    #Mother #Children #Laughter

  • The mother's battle for her child with sickness, with poverty, with war, with all the forces of exploitation and callousness that cheapen human life needs to become a common human battle, waged in love and in the passion for survival.
    -- Adrienne Rich

    #Mother #Children #War

  • Her [Mary's] motherhood extends beyond view. In the will of the Son, she becomes at once mother and maid: sheltering him, but sheltered in him, forming him, but formed by him ... When she pronounces the words: 'Be it done to me according to thy word', the Mother conceives the mystery from the Trinity, in order to give it to the Son. The Son gives the word back to the Trinity by giving everything he has back to the Father in the Spirit. Then, after the Father has received it again, it is distributed to mankind by means of that extravagant expansioning-the Eucharist and the Holy Spirit.
    -- Adrienne von Speyr

    #Mother #Father #Mean

  • I have always loved books, and as a mother, I wanted to share my passion for reading with my children.
    -- Aerin Lauder

    #Mother #Children #Book

  • My mom has always been kind of my backbone. She keeps me strong. She is a mother, a friend. She is really everything to me.
    -- Aerin Lauder

    #Mom #Mother #Strong

  • Memory is the mother of all wisdom.
    -- Aeschylus

    #Inspirational #Mother #Wisdom

  • Obedience is the mother of success and is wedded to safety.
    -- Aeschylus

    #Success #Mother #Safety

  • "Honour thy father and thy mother" stands written among the three laws of most revered righteousness
    -- Aeschylus

    #Mother #Father #Law

  • The only thing I want is to awaken all humans on the planet that we are living on Mother Earth.
    -- Afrika Bambaataa

    #Mother #Earth #Want

  • I don't think necessity is the mother of invention. Invention, in my opinion, arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness - to save oneself trouble.
    -- Agatha Christie

    #Mother #Memorable #Thinking

  • We are the natural nurturers of the Earth Mother. The Earth Mother needs our help, she needs our prayers. We need to educate the women of the world that prayer works.
    -- Agnes Baker Pilgrim

    #Mother #Prayer #Earth Day

  • Like all my family and class, I considered it a sign of weakness to show affection; to have been caught kissing my mother would have been a disgrace, and to have shown affection for my father would have been a disaster.
    -- Agnes Smedley

    #Family #Mother #Father

  • Egypt.mother of civilization, dreaming herself through the centuries. Dreaming us all, her children: those who stay and work for her and complain of her, and those who leave and yearn for her and blame her with bitterness for driving them away.
    -- Ahdaf Soueif

    #Mother #Dream #Children

  • I had this whole ritual with my mother making the bed with me inside it so I would be invisible.
    -- Ahmet Zappa

    #Mother #Bed #Would Be

  • I'd just like to say I'm sailing with the rock, and I'll be back like Independence Day, with Jesus June 6. Like the movie, big mother ship and all, I'll be back.
    -- Aileen Wuornos

    #Mother #Jesus #June

  • I am the drying meadow; you the unspoken apology; he is the fluctuating distance between mother and son; she is the first gesture that creates a quiet that is full enough to make the baby sleep. My genes, my love, are rubber bands and rope; make yourself a structure you can live inside. Amen.
    -- Aimee Bender

    #Life #Mother #Baby

  • Sometimes, she said, mostly to herself, I feel I do not know my children... It was a fleeting statement, one I didn't think she'd hold on to; after all, she had birthed us alone, diapered and fed us, helped us with homework, kissed and hugged us, poured her love into us. That she might not actually know us seemed the humblest thing a mother could admit.
    -- Aimee Bender

    #Mother #Children #Thinking

  • That at the same time of this very intimate act of concentrating so carefully on the details of our mother's palm and fingertips, he was also removing all traces of any tiny leftover parts, and suddenly a ritual which I'd always found incestuous and gross seemed to me more like a desperate act on Joseph's part to get out, to leave, to extract every little last remnant and bring it into open air.
    -- Aimee Bender

    #Mother #Air #Details

  • Harry Potter changed my life in more ways than one, and it helped me get through my mothers death.
    -- Aimee Carter

    #Mother #Potters #Way

  • The legs that I have made are far more perfect than the ones nature would have given me - my mother's side of the family have awful legs.
    -- Aimee Mullins

    #Mother #Perfect #Legs

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

    #Beautiful #Mother #Blessing

  • What are people searching for in life? God. In the christian scriptures, it says 'Be still and know you are God.' What is this? You are peace, compassion, truth, Love, freedom. Real love- the ability to love yourself so much that you forgive everything and you are at peace with yourself like a mother loves a child, not trying to be someone.
    -- Ajahn Brahm

    #Christian #Mother #Children

  • I've always loved music videos - I used to make my own for bands like Pearl Jam. My favorite directors are Michel Gondry, Spike Jonze, and Patrick Daughters.
    -- Akiva Schaffer

    #Daughter #Mother #Directors

  • As far as unwed mothers on welfare are concerned, it seems to me that they must be capable of some other form of labor.
    -- Al Capp

    #Mother #Welfare #Form

  • Mother Nature does not do bailouts.
    -- Al Gore

    #Mother #Doe #Mother Nature

  • I didn't have a mother; I had a mama. I measure other women by the stature of my mama.
    -- Al Green

    #Mother #Mama

  • My dad was in the army. World War II. He got his college education from the army. After World War II he became an insurance salesman. Really, I didn't know my dad very well. He and my mother split up after the war. I was raised by my maternal grandmother and grandfather, and by my mother.
    -- Al Pacino

    #Mother #Dad #War

  • When my mother got home from work, she would take me to the movies. It was her way of getting out, and she would take me with her. I'd go home and act all the parts. It had a tremendous influence on my becoming an actor.
    -- Al Pacino

    #Mother #Home #Actors

  • They wrapped her up like a baby burrito to show to Mom. Here were a mother and her daughter and I love them both so much. I couldn't wait for Courtney to come to the hospital so I could have all my women together.
    -- Al Roker

    #Mom #Mother #Daughter

  • When Courtney's mother and I first separated I tried to be Disney Dad, showering her with gifts, trips and then I snapped out of it. You don't have to try to impress your kids. If they're not getting what they need from you, they will let you know.
    -- Al Roker

    #Mother #Dad #Kids

  • I was raised by a single mother who made a way for me. She used to scrub floors as a domestic worker, put a cleaning rag in her pocketbook and ride the subways in Brooklyn so I would have food on the table. But she taught me as I walked her to the subway that life is about not where you start, but where you're going. That's family values.
    -- Al Sharpton

    #Mother #Brooklyn #Tables

  • So (if) some cracker come and tell you 'Well, my mother and father blood go back to the Mayflower,' you better hold your pocket. That ain't nothing to be proud of. That means their forefathers was crooks.
    -- Al Sharpton

    #Mother #Father #Mean

  • To completely trust in Allah is to be like a child who knows deeply that even if he does not call for the mother, the mother is totally aware of his condition and is looking after him.
    -- Al-Ghazali

    #Mother #Wisdom #Children

  • It is sometimes said that we drink our religion with our mother's milk.
    -- Al-Ghazali

    #Mother #Wisdom #Islamic

  • My mother didn't try to stab my father until I was six, but she must have shown signs of oddness before that.
    -- Alan Alda

    #Mother #Father #Trying

  • I was a child, and my mother was psychotic. She loved me, but I didn't really feel I had a mother. And when you live with somebody who is paranoid and thinks you're trying to kill them all the time, you tend to feel a little betrayed.
    -- Alan Alda

    #Mother #Children #Thinking

  • I tried to explain to her the significance of the great poet, but without much success, The Waste Land not figuring very largely in Mam's scheme of things. "The thing is," I said finally, "he won the Nobel Prize." "Well," she said, with that unerring grasp of inessentials which is the prerogative of mothers, "I'm not surprised. It was a beautiful overcoat.
    -- Alan Bennett

    #Beautiful #Mother #Land

  • So the experts think we could have an AIDS-free generation in Africa by 2015, even if the mothers are positive.
    -- Alan Cumming

    #Positive #Mother #Thinking

  • My mother's background was Scottish. She came from an old family, some of whom lived in upper New York State and some of whom had come over from Scotland.
    -- Alan Hovhaness

    #Mother #New York #Scotland

  • After 17' is a song I wrote when my first daughter went to college, so that's kind of where I'm at in that part of my life. If you listen to that song and knew anything about me, you'd say, 'Oh yeah, he wrote that about his daughter,' but I try not to write them that they are so specific that they wouldn't apply to anybody that has a child.
    -- Alan Jackson

    #Daughter #Mother #Song

  • My mother kept asking me, 'When are you going to do a gospel album?' And I've always wanted to do a gospel album. Everybody was going on about it, so mom started hounding me more.
    -- Alan Jackson

    #Mom #Mother #Albums

  • Either you can subscribe to the American creed which says that God endowed us with our rights, or you can subscribe to the abortion creed which says that those rights are the consequences of our mother's will.
    -- Alan Keyes

    #Mother #Rights #Abortion

  • I just never saw my mother in any other room but the kitchen. There were always pots going.
    -- Alan King

    #Mother #Kitchen #Rooms

  • Everything my mother made had to cook for 80 hours, and when she made matzoh balls she didn't know fluffy. Everything sank.
    -- Alan King

    #Mother #Balls #Fluffy

  • My mother kept the house clean and we ate good. I didn't know we were poor until I started giving interviews.
    -- Alan King

    #Mother #Giving #House

  • My mother said I broke her heart...but it was my integrity that was important. Is that so selfish? It sells for so little, but it's all we have left in this place. It is the very last inch of us...but within that inch we are free.
    -- Alan Moore

    #Mother #Integrity #Selfish

  • My mother was a housewife. My father was a garment worker.
    -- Alan Sugar

    #Mother #Father #Garments

  • All of us humans have myriad other species to thank. Without them, we couldn't exist. It's that simple, and we can't afford to ignore them, anymore than I can afford to neglect my precious wife--nor the sweet mother Earth that births and holds us all. Without us, Earth will abide and endure; without her, however, we could not even be.
    -- Alan Weisman

    #Mother #Sweet #Simple

  • I wish I had been a better mother and a more compassionate and understanding wife in both of my marriages.
    -- Alana Stewart

    #Mother #Wife #Understanding

  • May I share with you my earliest memory of a political row? It was with my mother, about the Queen - classic Freudian stuff, shrinks would say. I was eight, and refusing to watch the Queen's Christmas Day broadcast.
    -- Alastair Campbell

    #Christmas #Mother #Queens

  • Mother died today. Or maybe yesterday; I can't be sure.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Life #Mother #Yesterday

  • Maman died today. Or yesterday maybe, I don't know. I got a telegram from the home: 'Mother deceased. Funeral tomorrow. Faithfully yours.' That doesn't mean anything. Maybe it was yesterday.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Mother #Home #Mean