Motherhood is a mixed bag of a journey. At times there is sorrow, anger, guilt but mostly there is joy, laughter, forgiveness and love. I have compiled twelve of my favorite quotes related to motherhood that are close to me. I hope you feel a connection to them as well.
He didn’t realize that love as powerful as your mother’s for you leaves it’s own mark.
~J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter
Everybody wants to save the Earth; nobody wants to help Mom do the dishes.
It has been a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. My mom says some days are like that. ~Judith Viorst, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
There’s no bitch on earth like a mother frightened for her kids. ~Stephen King
Perhaps it takes courage to raise children ~ John Steinbeck
I know how to do anything—I’m a mom. ~Roseanne Barr
I am sure that if the mothers of various nations could meet, there would be no more wars.
~ E.M. Forster, Howard’s End
Any mother could perform the jobs of several air-traffic controllers with ease. ~Lisa Alther
When you’re in the thick of raising your kids by yourself, you tend to keep a running list of everything you think you’re doing wrong. I recommend taking a lot of family pictures as evidence to the contrary. ~Connie Schultz
Raising a kid is part joy and part guerrilla warfare. ~Ed Asner
Art is the child of nature on whom we trace the features of the mothers face ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
In a child’s eyes, a mother is a goddess. She can be glorious or terrible, benevolent or filled with wrath, but she commands love either way. I am convinced that this is the greatest power in the universe. ~N.K. Jemisin, The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms