Today’s Quotes: On Mothers

“The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.”
Honore de Balzac

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

“My mother never saw the irony in calling me a son-of-a-bitch.”
Jack Nicholson

“Not all mothers are wonderful mothers. Mine used to leave me in the car while she shopped when I was little — and point out the keys were in the ignition.”
Anthony Clifton

“The day you become a separate individual is the day you realize your mother is a human being with the same flaws and weaknesses as all of us have. The day you become an adult is the day you love her in spite of that.”
Dr. Jess Richana

“A suburban mother’s role is to deliver children obstetrically once, and by car forever after.”
Peter De Vries

“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

“Woman in the home has not yet lost her dignity, in spite of Mother’s Day, with its offensive implication that our love needs an annual nudging, like our enthusiasm for the battle of Bunker Hill.”
— John Erskine

“Insanity is hereditary; you get it from your children.”
— Sam Levenson

“It kills you to see them grow up. But I guess it would kill you quicker if they didn’t.”
Barbara Kingsolver

“Growing up, my mother was always my best friend — which made high school a really humiliating experience. ‘What’s our next class, Jan?’
Janice Greenly

“All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That’s his.”
— Oscar Wilde, “The Importance of Being Earnest,” (1895).

“Sing out loud in the car even, or especially, if it embarrasses your children.”
Marilyn Penland

“If you have even one balled-up kleenex or paper towel in any of your pockets, l’m gonna take you to the home today.”
— Kathy Griffin, kidding about her mother Maggie.

“There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it.”
Chinese Proverb

“A Freudian slip is when you say one thing but mean your mother.”
Author Unknown

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