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.
A daughter is the happy memories of the past, the joyful moments of the present, and the hope and promise of the future.
Virtue and Happiness are Mother and Daughter.
A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take.
A mother's love for her child is like nothing else in the world.
No influence is so powerful as that of the mother.
God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.
If you can give your child only one gift, let it be enthusiasm.
My mother wanted me to be her wings, to fly as she never quite had the courage to do. I love her for that. I love the fact that she wanted to give birth to her own wings.
When we weren't scratching each other's eyes out, we were making each other laugh harder than anyone else could.
Wisdom is the daughter of experience
The older I get, the more I feel.
Fame is rot; daughters are the thing.
As long as a woman can look ten years younger than her own daughter, she is perfectly satisfied.
Certain is it that there is no kind of affection so purely angelic as of a father to a daughter.
Every mother hopes that her daughter will marry a better man than she did, and is convinced that her son will never find a wife as good as his father did.
Maybe mom is my alter ego and the woman I'm able to be when I'm working.
The woman who bore me is no longer alive, but I seem to be her daughter in increasingly profound ways.
The older I get, the more I see the power of that young woman, my mother.
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.
We mothers are learning to mark our mothering success by our daughters' lengthening flight.
Knots Landing is the best thing that ever happened to me.
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