Youth fades, love droops, the leaves of friendship fall; A mother's secret hope outlives them all.
A father may turn his back on his child, brothers and sisters may become inveterate enemies, husbands may desert their wives, wives their husbands. But a mother's love endures through all.
Watching your daughter being collected by her date feels like handing over a million dollar Stradivarius to a gorilla.
Motherhood has a very humanizing effect. Everything gets reduced to essentials.
The more a daughter knows the details of her mother's life [...] the stronger the daughter.
Certain is it that there is no kind of affection so purely angelic as of a father to a daughter.
Certain is it that there is no kind of affection so purely angelic as of a father to a daughter. In love to our wives there is desire; to our sons, ambition, but to our daughters there is something which there are no words to express.
A Mother who radiates self-love and self-acceptance actually VACCINATES her daughter against low self-esteem.
Losing the future is the best thing that ever happened to me.
You are your child's keeper until she's mature enough to keep herself.
When we weren't scratching each other's eyes out, we were making each other laugh harder than anyone else could.
Maybe mom is my alter ego and the woman I'm able to be when I'm working.
Knots Landing is the best thing that ever happened to me.
There's something like a line of gold thread running through a man's words when he talks to his daughter, and gradually over the years it gets to be long enough for you to pick up in your hands and weave into a cloth that feels like love itself.
Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother.
God intended motherhood to be a relay race. Each generation would pass the baton on to the next.
No influence is so powerful as that of the mother.
The essential thing about mothers is that one needs to know that they are there, particularly at that age when, paradoxically, one is trying so hard to break away from parental influence.
Yes, it's quite amazing how I continue to shock my mother even after all these years together
I am all the time talking about you, and bragging, to one person or another. I am like the Ancient Mariner, who had a tale in his heart he must unfold to all. I am always buttonholing somebody and saying, "Someday you must meet my mother."
A daughter without her mother is a woman broken. It is a loss that turns to arthritis and settles deep into her bones.
I still hear you humming, Mama. The colour of your song calls me home. The colour of your words saying, Let her be. She got a right to be different. She gonna stumble on herself one of these days. Just let the child be. And I be, Mama.
There is nothing more precious than laughter
All that I am my mother made me. - John Quincy Adams. Children and mothers never truly part...
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.
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