80 Quotes About Motherhood that Hit You in the Feels

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80 Quotes About Motherhood that Hit You in the Feels | Being a mom is beautiful and hard all at the same time, and it can be really difficult to put all of the feelings it creates inside of us into words. Whether you're looking for the perfect Mother's Day quote to write in a card for your own mom, or you're in search of a quote to share with your sons or daughters as you watch them create families of their own, these quotes offer the perfect mix of humor, love, and inspiration.

Motherhood, that delightful and chaotic journey filled with sleepless nights, sticky fingers, and endless love, has inspired some of the most heartwarming and humorous quotes.

Whether you’re a seasoned mom or a soon-to-be one, these 80 quotes about motherhood will tickle your funny bone and warm your heart, reminding you that you’re not alone in the wild ride of raising tiny humans.

80 Quotes About Motherhood

“A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning unnecessary.”
—Dorothy Canfield Fisher

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

“Youth fades, love droops, the leaves of friendship fall. A mother’s secret hope outlives them all.”
—Oliver Wendell Holmes

“A mother’s arms are made of tenderness, and children sleep soundly in them.”
—Victor Hugo

“I want my children to have all the things I couldn’t afford. Then I want to move in with them.”
—Phyllis Diller

“It’s a funny thing about mothers and fathers. Even when their own child is the most disgusting little blister you could ever imagine, they still think that he or she is wonderful.”
—Roald Dahl

“May your coffee be stronger than your toddler.”
—Unknown

“A mother understands what a child does not say.”
—Jewish proverb

“There is nothing in the world of art like the songs mother used to sing.”
—Billy Sunday

“Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.”
—Charles R. Swindoll

“The best medicine in the world is a mother’s kiss.”
—Anonymous

“I realized when you look at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know.”
—Mitch Albom

“Having children just puts the whole world into perspective. Everything else just disappears.”
—Kate Winslet

“The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children.”
—Jessica Lange

“Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible.”
—Marion C. Garretty

“My favorite thing about being a mom is just what a better person it makes you on a daily basis.”
—Drew Barrymore

“In the end, mothers are always right. No one else tells the truth.”
—Randy Susan Meyers

“Any mother could perform the jobs of several air-traffic controllers with ease.”
—Lisa Alther

“Everybody wants to save the Earth; nobody wants to help Mom do the dishes.”
—P.J. O’Rourke

“My mother was my role model before I even knew what that word was.”
—Lisa Leslie

“If you’re a mom, you’re a superhero. Period.”
—Rosie Pope

“There is no influence so powerful as that of the mother.”
—Sara Josepha Hale

“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

“My mother’s love has always been a sustaining force for our family, and one of my greatest joys is seeing her integrity, her compassion, her intelligence reflected in my daughters.”
—Michelle Obama

“Being a full-time mother is one of the highest-salaried jobs, since the payment is pure love.”
—Mildred B. Vermont

“Mother, the ribbons of your love are woven around my heart.”
—Anonymous

“We are born of love; love is our mother.”
—Rumi

“It just occurred to me that the majority of my diet is made up of food that my kid didn’t finish …”
—Carrie Underwood

“Life doesn’t come with a manual, it comes with a mother.”
—Unknown

“A mother is your first friend, your best friend, your forever friend.”
—Unknown

“To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power.”
—Maya Angelou

“A mother is the one who fills your heart in the first place.”
—Amy Tan

“If love is as sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love.”
—Stevie Wonder

“God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.”
—Rudyard Kipling

“There is no role in life that is more essential than that of motherhood.”
—Elder M. Russell Ballard

“Mother is a verb. It’s something you do, not just who you are.”
—Dorothy Canfield Fisher

“Life began with waking up and loving my mother’s face.”
—George Eliot

“My sister said once: ‘Anything I don’t want Mother to know, I don’t even think of if she’s in the room.’”
—Agatha Christie

“If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?”
—Milton Berle

“A mother is a person who, seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.”
—Tenneva Jordan

“Motherhood is the greatest thing and the hardest thing.”
—Ricki Lake

“Motherhood has a very humanizing effect. Everything gets reduced to essentials.”
—Meryl Streep

“Motherhood changes everything.”
—Adriana Trigiani

“My daughter introduced me to myself.”
—Beyoncé Knowles

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

“Ah, babies! They’re more than just adorable little creatures on whom you can blame your farts.”
—Tina Fey

“Silence is golden. Unless you have kids. Then silence is just suspicious.”
—Unknown

“A baby fills a place in your heart that you never knew was empty.”
—Unknown

“Being a mama can be tough, but always remember, in the eyes of your child, no one does it better than you.”
—Unknown

“Being a single parent is twice the work, twice the stress and twice the tears but also twice the hugs, twice the love and twice the pride.”
—Unknown

“I value so many people who have to work full-time, definitely single mothers. Their work is the hardest work. I applaud it so much.”
—Molly Sims

“There’s no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one.”
—Jill Churchill

“The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for 30 years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found.”
—Calvin Trillin

“Having children is like living in a frat house. Nobody sleeps, everything’s broken and there’s a lot of throwing up.”
—Ray Romano

“Now, as always, the most automated appliance in a household is the mother.”
—Beverley Jones

“Being a mother is learning about strengths you didn’t know you had.”
—Linda Wooten

“I think it’s really important for every mother to find their own way.”
—Solange Knowles

“I want to show the example that you can be a single mother and work and handle a lot of other things at the same time.”
—Christina Milian

“Being raised by a single mother, I learned to appreciate and value independent women.”
—Kenny Conley

“The best place to cry is in a mother’s arms.”
—Jodi Picoult

“I remember my mother’s prayers, and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.”
—Abraham Lincoln

“I am sure that if the mothers of various nations could meet, there would be no more wars.”
—E.M. Forster

“A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take.”
—Cardinal Meymillod

“Only mothers can think of the future because they give birth to it in their children.”
—Maxim Gorky

“Mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled.”
—Emily Dickinson

“I can imagine no heroism greater than motherhood.”
—Lance Conrad

“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

“A mother is the truest friend we have when trials, heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity.”
—Washington Irving

“The mother’s heart is the child’s schoolroom.”
—Henry Ward Beecher

“At the end of the day, my most important job is still mom-in-chief.”
—Michelle Obama

“The world needs our mothers.”
—Liya Kebede

“The phrase ’working mother’ is redundant.”
—Jane Sellman

“No language can express the power and beauty and heroism of a mother’s love.”
—Edwin Hubbel Chapin

“Mother is a verb, not a noun.”
—Shonda Rhimes

“Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.”
—Barbara Kingsolver

“Mothers possess a power beyond that of a king on his throne.”
—Mabel Hale

“The best way to keep children at home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant, and let the air out of the tires.”
—Dorothy Parker

“Mothers are like glue. Even when you can’t see them, they’re still holding the family together.”
—Susan Gale

“A mother’s love is more beautiful than any fresh flower.”
—Debasish Mridha

“Mother—that was the bank where we deposited all our hurts and worries.”
—T. Dewitt Talmage

These quotes about motherhood remind us to find humor in the chaos, embrace the imperfections, and cherish the precious moments that make the journey of motherhood so unique.

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80 Quotes About Motherhood that Hit You in the Feels | Being a mom is beautiful and hard all at the same time, and it can be really difficult to put all of the feelings it creates inside of us into words. Whether you're looking for the perfect Mother's Day quote to write in a card for your own mom, or you're in search of a quote to share with your sons or daughters as you watch them create families of their own, these quotes offer the perfect mix of humor, love, and inspiration.

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