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.
If you can give your child only one gift, let it be enthusiasm.
Virtue and Happiness are Mother and Daughter.
A daughter without her mother is a woman broken. It is a loss that turns to arthritis and settles deep into her bones.
A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take.
Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.
Old as she was, she still missed her daddy sometimes.
When a mother quarrels with a daughter, she has a double dose of unhappiness-hers from the conflict, and empathy with her daughter's from the conflict with her. Throughout her life a mother retains this special need to maintain a good relationship with her daughter.
Your True Nature Is Love. There's Nothing You Can Do About It.
God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.
A Mother who radiates self-love and self-acceptance actually VACCINATES her daughter against low self-esteem.
Momma was home. She was the most totally human, human being that I have ever known, and so very beautiful. Within our home, she was an abundance of love, discipline, fun, affection, strength, tenderness, encouragement, understanding, inspiration, support.
When we weren't scratching each other's eyes out, we were making each other laugh harder than anyone else could.
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.
The older I get, the more I feel.
Maybe mom is my alter ego and the woman I'm able to be when I'm working.
A daughter is the happy memories of the past, the joyful moments of the present, and the hope and promise of the future.
Fame is rot; daughters are the thing.
The woman who bore me is no longer alive, but I seem to be her daughter in increasingly profound ways.
The more a daughter knows the details of her mother's life [...] the stronger the 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.
The mother-daughter relationship is the most complex.
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