Mother’s Day is a day when the person who mothered us is at the forefront of our minds. Some of us weren’t raised by our biological mothers, or others may feel a twinge of sadness on this day as a much-loved mum has since passed away. You may even have a tricky relationship with your mum and instead have chosen a mother figure in your life who you go when you are in need of wisdom and support. These inspirational women give us food for thought while celebrating American Mother’s Day this weekend, and are the women who will always have a special place in our hearts so we have gathered some of our favourite quotes in honour of them. Let us know your favourite quotes too.
“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
“The truth is that no matter how old we are, as long as our mothers are alive, we want our mother.” Goldie Hawn
“Love as powerful as your mother’s for you leaves its own mark … to have been loved so deeply .. will give us some protection forever.” J.K. Rowling
“Motherhood has a very humanizing effect. Everything gets reduced to essentials.” Meryl Streep
“The clocks were striking midnight and the rooms were very still as a figure glided quietly from bed to bed, smoothing a coverlid here, settling a pillow there, and pausing to look long and tenderly at each unconscious face, to kiss each with lips that mutely blessed, and to pray the fervent prayers which only mothers utter.” Louisa May Alcott, Little Women
“I believe the choice to become a mother is the choice to become one of the greatest spiritual teachers there is.” Oprah
“As my mom always said, ‘You’d rather have smile lines than frown lines.’” Cindy Crawford
“A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity. It dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.” Agatha Christie
“My Mother: She is beautiful, softened at the edges and tempered with a spine of steel. I want to grow old and be like her.” Jodi Picoult
If you enjoyed this, why not read about three generations of women who spoke to us about how they stay happy and healthy at every age. And, here’s some beauty advice to enjoy from our experts’ mothers.