82+ Beautiful Motherhood Quotes: Exclusive Selection

It might be impossible to count the ways a mother expresses her love. Being a mom means stay awake all the time, gotta be strong and make sacrifice.

As a child, you don’t even see any of them. But when you hug your mother you feel the peace, it is heartwarming. Famous motherhood quotes will both give thought to the miraculous strength and wisdom of mothers and help you show appreciation to your mommy.

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Motherhood Quotes

  • Mothers are all slightly insane. ― J. D. Salinger
  • Having children just puts the whole world into perspective. Everything else just disappears. — Kate Winslet
  • Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws. — Barbara Kingsolver
  • There’s no b*tch on earth like a mother frightened for her kids. ― Stephen King
  • 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
  • To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power. Or the climbing, falling colors of a rainbow. — Maya Angelou
  • I think that the best thing we can do for our children is to allow them to do things for themselves, allow them to be strong, allow them to experience life on their own terms, allow them to take the subway… let them be better people, let them believe more in themselves. ― C. JoyBell C.
  • Motherhood: All love begins and ends there. — Robert Browning
  • Being a mom has made me so tired. And so happy. — Tina Fey
  • You could run from someone you feared, you could try to fight someone you hated. All my reactions were geared toward those kinds of killers – the monsters, the enemies. When you loved the one who was killing you, it left you no options. How could you run, how could you fight, when doing so would hurt that beloved one? If your life was all you had to give your beloved, how could you not give it? If it was someone you truly loved? ― Stephenie Meyer
  • Motherhood is the biggest gamble in the world. It is the glorious life force. It’s huge and scary—it’s an act of infinite optimism. — Gilda Radner
  • Birth is the epicenter of women’s power. — Ani DiFranco
  • Through the blur, I wondered if I was alone or if other parents felt the same way I did – that everything involving our children was painful in some way. The emotions, whether they were joy, sorrow, love or pride, were so deep and sharp that in the end they left you raw, exposed and yes, in pain. The human heart was not designed to beat outside the human body and yet, each child represented just that – a parent’s heart bared, beating forever outside its chest. ― Debra Ginsberg
  • There is such a special sweetness in being able to participate in creation. — Pamela S. Nadav
  • Sometimes when you pick up your child you can feel the map of your own bones beneath your hands, or smell the scent of your skin in the nape of his neck. This is the most extraordinary thing about motherhood – finding a piece of yourself separate and apart that all the same you could not live without. ― Jodi Picoult
  • Having kids—the responsibility of rearing good, kind, ethical, responsible human beings—is the biggest job anyone can embark on. — Maria Shriver
  • Giving birth and being born brings us into the essence of creation, where the human spirit is courageous and bold and the body, a miracle of wisdom. — Harriette Hartigan
  • In a child’s eyes, a mother is a goddess. She can be glorious or terrible, benevolent or filled with wrath, but she commands love either way. I am convinced that this is the greatest power in the universe. ― N.K. Jemisin
  • You’re always going to wonder if you’re doing things wrong, but that’s what it means to be a mom, to care so much about someone else that you just want to be as perfect as possible. — Naya Rivera
  • But kids don’t stay with you if you do it right. It’s the one job where, the better you are, the more surely you won’t be needed in the long run. ― Barbara Kingsolver
  • The moment he wakes up from a nap.… Just a gummy mouth, no teeth, just a big smile, happy that you’re alive and you’re just looking at him. That’s probably the most magical. — Jessica Biel
  • Whether your pregnancy was meticulously planned, medically coaxed, or happened by surprise, one thing is certain—your life will never be the same. — Catherine Jones
  • Being a mother is an attitude, not a biological relation. ― Robert A. Heinlein
  • I believe the choice to become a mother is the choice to become one of the greatest spiritual teachers there is. — Oprah Winfrey
  • My mom smiled at me. Her smile kind of hugged me. ― R.J. Palacio, Wonder
  • Mothers and their children are in a category all their own. There’s no bond so strong in the entire world. No love so instantaneous and forgiving. — Gail Tsukiyama
  • In giving birth to our babies, we may find that we give birth to new possibilities within ourselves. — Myla and Jon Kabat-Zinn
  • 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
  • Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother. — Lin Yutang
  • There’s no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one. — Jill Churchill
  • No woman can call herself free until she can choose consciously whether she will or will not be a mother. ― Margaret Sanger
  • Rigid plans work best if you’re building a skyscraper; with something as mysteriously human as giving birth, it’s best, both literally and figuratively, to keep your knees bent. — Mark Sloan
  • God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers. — Jewish Proverb
  • The best thing a girl can be is a good wife and mother. It is a girl’s highest calling. I hope I am ready. ― Nancy E. Turne
  • Mother: the most beautiful word on the lips of mankind. — Kahil Gibran
  • Motherhood is a choice you make everyday, to put someone else’s happiness and well-being ahead of your own, to teach the hard lessons, to do the right thing even when you’re not sure what the right thing is…and to forgive yourself, over and over again, for doing everything wrong. ― Donna Ball
  • A mother’s happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories. — Honore de Balzac
  • It’s not our job to toughen our children up to face a cruel and heartless world. It’s our job to raise children who will make the world a little less cruel and heartless. ― L.R. Knost
  • Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; a mother’s secret hope outlives them all. — Oliver Wendell Holmes
  • Babies are bits of star-dust blown from the hand of God. Lucky the woman who knows the pangs of birth for she has held a star. — Larry Barretto
  • A first child is your own best foot forward, and how you do cheer those little feet as they strike out. You examine every turn of flesh for precocity, and crow it to the world. But the last one: the baby who trails her scent like a flag of surrender through your life when there will be no more coming after-oh, that’ s love by a different name. ― Barbara Kingsolver
  • We have a secret in our culture, and it’s not that birth is painful. It’s that women are strong. — Laura Stavoe Harm
  • A mother knows what her child’s gone through, even if she didn’t see it herself. ― Pramoedya Ananta Toer
  • I realized when you look at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know. — Mitch Albom
  • The best love in the world, is the love of a man. The love of a man who came from your womb, the love of your son! I don’t have a daughter, but maybe the love of a daughter is the best, too. I am first and foremost me, but right after that, I am a mother. The best thing that I can ever be, is me. But the best gift that I will ever have, is being a mother. ― C. JoyBell C.
  • Birthing is the most profound initiation to spirituality a woman can have. — Robin Lim
  • Once you sign on to be a mother, that’s the only shift they offer. ― Jodi Picoult
  • Birth is the sudden opening of a window, through which you look out upon a stupendous prospect. For what has happened? A miracle. You have exchanged nothing for the possibility of everything. — William Macneile Dixon
  • Well, knowledge is a fine thing, and mother Eve thought so; but she smarted so severely for hers, that most of her daughters have been afraid of it since. ― Abigail Adams
  • Grown don’t mean nothing to a mother. A child is a child. They get bigger, older, but grown. In my heart it don’t mean a thing. — Toni Morrison
  • She [my mother] was the force around which our world turned. My mother was propelled through the universe by the brute force of reason. She was the judge in all our arguments. One disapproving word from her was enough to send us off to hide in a corner, where we would cry and fantasize our own martyrdom. And yet. One kiss could restore us to princedom. Without her, our lives would dissolve into chaos. ― Nicole Krauss
  • Birth takes a woman’s deepest fears about herself and show her that she is stronger than them. — Unknown
  • If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands? ― Milton Berle
  • Birth is a mystery. Words are not enough. — Marie O’Connor
  • You don’t have favourites among your children, but you do have allies. ― Zadie Smith
  • Kids don’t stay with you if you do it right. It’s the one job where, the better you are, the more surely you won’t be needed in the long run. — Barbara Kingsolver
  • Breasts are a scandal because they shatter the border between motherhood and sexuality. ― Iris Marion Young
  • Whatever else is unsure in this stinking dunghill of a world, a mother’s love is not. — James Joyce
  • The professor leaned forward. “But there’s nothing more profound than creating something out of nothing." Her lovely face turned fierce. “Think about it Cath. That’s what makes a god—or a mother. There’s nothing more intoxicating than creating something from nothing. Creating something from yourself. ― Rainbow Rowell
  • One of the reasons so many women say “I’m not a feminist but…” (and then put forward a feminist position), is that in addition to being stereotyped as man-hating Amazons, feminists have also been cast as antifamily and antimotherhood. ― Susan J. Douglas
  • It’s come at last”, she thought, “the time when you can no longer stand between your children and heartache. ― Betty Smith
  • A mother’s body remembers her babies-the folds of soft flesh, the softly furred scalp against her nose. Each child has it’s own entreaties to body and soul. ― Barbara Kingsolver
  • Motherhood is near to divinity. It is the highest, holiest service to be assumed by mankind. ― Howard W. Hunter
  • What fabrications they are, mothers. Scarecrows, wax dolls for us to stick pins into, crude diagrams. We deny them an existence of their own, we make them up to suit ourselves — our own hungers, our own wishes, our own deficiencies. ― Margaret Atwood
  • I am a mother and mothers don’t have the luxury of falling apart in front of their children, even when they are afraid, even when their children are adults. ― Kristin Hannah
  • The great motherhood friendships are the ones in which two women can admit [how difficult mothering is] quietly to each other, over cups of tea at a table sticky with spilled apple juice and littered with markers without tops. ― Anna Quindlen
  • The Vatican won’t prosecute pedophile priests but I decide I’m not ready for motherhood and it’s condemnation for me? These are the same people that won’t support national condom distribution that PREVENTS teenage pregnancy. ― Sonya Renee Taylor
  • A mother has far greater influence on her children than anyone else, and she must realize that every word she speaks, every act, every response, her attitude, even her appearance and manner of dress affect the lives of her children and the whole family. It is while the child is in the home that he gains from his mother the attitudes, hopes, and beliefs that will determine the kind of life he will live and the contribution he will make to society. ― N. Eldon Tanner
  • It came, over and over, down to this: What made someone a mother? Was it biology alone, or was it love? ― Celeste Ng
  • Being a mother is like trying to hold a wolf by the ears," Gram said. “If you have three or four –or more – chickabiddies, you’re dancing on a hot griddle all the time. You don’t have time to think about anything else. And if you’ve only got one or two, it’s almost harder. You have room left over – empty spaces that you think you’ve got to fill up. ― Sharon Creech
  • No mother is ever, completely, a child’s idea of what a mother should be, and I suppose it works the other way around as well. But despite everything, we didn’t do too badly by one another, we did as well as most. ― Margaret Atwood
  • When you’re pregnant, you can think of nothing but having your own body to yourself again, yet after having given birth you realize that the biggest part of you is now somehow external, subject to all sorts of dangers and disappearance, so you spend the rest of your life trying to figure out how to keep it close enough for comfort. That’s the strange thing about being a mother: until you have a baby, you don’t even realize how much you were missing one. ― Jodi Picoult
  • It’s sad if people think that’s (homemaking) a dull existance, [but] you can’t just buy an apartment and furnish it and walk away. It’s the flowers you choose, the music you play, the smile you have waiting. I want it to be gay and cheerful, a haven in this troubled world. I don’t want my husband and children to come home and find a rattled woman. Our era is already rattled enough, isn’t it? ― Audrey Hepburn
  • Supermom wasn’t a bad job description. The pay was lousy if you were talking about real money. But the payoff was priceless in so many other ways. ― Roxanne Henke
  • No woman can call herself free who does not own and control her body. No woman can call herself free until she can choose consciously whether she will or will not be a mother. ― Margaret Sanger
  • There’s nothing like your mother’s sympathetic voice to make you want to burst into tears. ― Sophie Kinsella
  • Thus far the mighty mystery of motherhood is this: How is it that doing it all feels like nothing is ever getting done. ― Rebecca Woolf
  • In my previous life I was a civil attorney. At one point I truly believed that was what I wanted to be- but that was before I’d been handed a fistful of crushed violets from a toddler. Before I understood that the smile of a child is a tattoo: indelible art. ― Jodi Picoult
  • Be a full person. Motherhood is a glorious gift, but do not define yourself solely by motherhood. Be a full person. Your child will benefit from that. ― Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • And a mother without children is not a mother at all, and if I am not a mother, than I am nothing. Nothing. I am like sugar dissolved in a glass of water. Or, I am like salt, which disappears when you cook with it. I am salt. Without my children, I cease to exist. ― Thrity Umrigar
  • If I were asked to define Motherhood. I would have defined it as Love in its purest form. Unconditional Love. ― Revathi Sankaran
  • I think all mothers are alike, regardless of cultural background, when it comes to illogical cleaning. ― Neal Shusterman

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