“Mother’s Day quotes” must certainly be the most Googled term on the second Sunday of May every year. This year, Mother’s Day falls on May 10 in many parts of the world, and children of all ages (including some well into their middle ages and beyond) are searching for the perfect words to describe their relationship with their mother.
Many people are searching for Mother’s Day quotes for their own Mother’s Day cards. While demand for generic, mass-produced greeting cards has fallen in recent years, the Huffington Post has reported that one-of-a-kind, handmade greeting cards have increased in price and popularity every year since 1998. Consumers are increasingly purchasing experiences rather than physical items as gifts, and the handmade greeting card phenomenon fits beautifully into this trend, with the card itself becoming part of the gift.
If you’re looking for the perfect Mother’s Day quotes to add to your Mother’s Day card, or are just reminiscing about your relationship with your Mom, here’s everything you need. We have compiled the top Mother’s Day quotes in various categories to make your Mother’s Day all the more special.
Three Mother’s Day Quotes from Film and Television
“You know every story, every wound, every memory. Their whole life’s happiness is wrapped up in you…every single second.”
― Isabel, Stepmom
“God couldn’t be everywhere so that is why he invented mothers.”
— Daphne, Because I Said So
“I need you, I need you here, I need you now. I cannot do this alone. I need my Mommy, and dammit, I don’t care who knows it.”
― Rory, Gilmore Girls
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) May 9, 2015
Six Mother’s Day Quotes from Celebrities
“Sometimes, when I want to take on the world, I try to remember that it’s just as important to sit down and ask my son how he’s feeling or talk to him about life.”
― Angelina Jolie
— sanya panwar (@SanyaHoon) May 9, 2015
“My instinct is to protect my children from pain. But adversity is often the thing that gives us character and backbone. It’s always been a struggle for me to back off and let my children go through difficult experiences.”
― Nicole Kidman
“How lucky we are that we love each other so much that we burst into three pieces.”
― Julia Roberts
— sanya panwar (@SanyaHoon) May 10, 2015
“My mom and I have always been really close. She’s always been the friend that was always there. There were times when, in middle school and junior high, I didn’t have a lot of friends. But my mom was always my friend. Always.”
— Taylor Swift
“As a mom, you have to look at how much time you’re spending with your kids. There is nothing you will regret more in your life — nothing — than not being present for your children.”
— Jamie Lee Curtis
“Being a mom has made me really tired and so happy.”
— Tina Fey
— Mom Problem (@Mom_Problem) May 10, 2015
“As far as I’m concerned, there’s no job more important on the planet than being a mom.”
— Mark Wahlberg
Eight Mother’s Day Quotes from Literature
“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, Dreaming Water
“I wondered if my smile was as big as hers. Maybe as big. But not as beautiful.”
― Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
“This is what we do, my mother’s life said. We find ourselves in the sacrifices we make.”
― Cammie McGovern, Neighborhood Watch
“Even as a small child, I understood that women had secrets, and that some of these were only to be told to daughters. In this way we were bound together for eternity.”
― Alice Hoffman, The Dovekeepers
“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, At Home on Ladybug Farm
“He didn’t realize that love is powerful as your mother’s for you leaves its own mark.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
“I will look after you and I will look after anybody you say needs to be looked after, any way you say. I am here. I brought my whole self to you. I am your mother.”
― Maya Angelou, Mom & Me & Mom
“No one worries about you like your mother, and when she is gone, the world seems unsafe, things that happen unwieldy. You cannot turn to her anymore, and it changes your life forever. There is no one on earth who knew you from the day you were born; who knew why you cried, or when you’d had enough food; who knew exactly what to say when you were hurting; and who encouraged you to grow a good heart. When that layer goes, whatever is left of your childhood goes with her.”
― Adriana Trigiani, Big Stone Gap
Four Mother’s Day Quotes from Historical Figures
“Mother’s love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved.”
— Eric Fromm
“All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.”
— Abraham Lincoln
“A mother’s arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.”
— Victor Hugo
— Criminal Minds (@CrimMinds_CBS) May 9, 2015
“There is nothing in the world of art like the songs mother used to sing.”
— Billy Sunday
Ten Mother’s Day Quotes To Make Your Mom Laugh
For funny Mothers Day quotes, SomeEcards is the best source. Here are our Top 10 favorites.
- I love how we don’t even need to say out loud that I’m your favourite child.
- Happy Mother’s Day to the woman who fed me as a baby and through most of my twenties.
- For enduring the bloodcurdling torture of my adolescent years I promise to always keep your electronics functional.
- Happy Mother’s Day to the one person who believed I could do anything despite all evidence to the contrary.
- You’re one of my favorite parents.
- For all the love you’ve given me, I will one day pay your nursing home bill.
- Mom, thanks for bringing me into a world where love can be expressed electronically.
- Mom, it’s so great how much closer we’ve gotten since you started texting instead of calling.
- Mom, I hope to someday be half as brilliant, generous, and beautiful as you are, but twice as capable of using the Internet.
- Mom, thanks for providing me with love that’s as never-ending as your voicemails.
What are your favourite Mother’s Day quotes? Does a funny quote or a heartfelt quote remind you the most of your mother? Let us know in the comments.
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