She's your first friend, your best friend, and your forever friend. But more importantly, she's your mom. Whether you're missing her right now or just feeling extra appreciative today, these quotes about motherly love from celebrities, books, and movies will definitely make you pick up the phone and call her. Express how you really feel by adding these wise words to your Mother's Day card.
"Behind all your stories is always your mother's story, because hers is where yours begins."
Before our moms were moms, they have full lives apart from us. They have so many stories to share.
"Motherhood: All love begins and ends there."
Because they give us life, and we love them all our lives.
"As moms, we have a unique opportunity to keep changing this attitude that ambition is an ugly quality in women."
Snaps to that, Reese. Snaps.
"Mother's love is peace."
Well, maybe it's not always expressed so peacefully—like when we repeatedly "forget" to clean our rooms as promised—but for the most part, we'd agree.
"The truth is that no matter how old we are, as long as our mothers are alive, we want our mother."
Long distance relationships are hard, especially with our moms.
"A mother understands what a child does not say."
Somehow she just always knows.
"How do I explain her? She is as respected as Mother Teresa, as powerful as Stalin, and as beautiful as Margaret Thatcher."
You can always count on Leslie Knope for a heavy-hitting backhanded compliment from the heart.
"I think this power of living in our children is one of the sweetest things in the world."
So do we.
"A mother's arms are more comforting than anyone else's."
We warned you these Mother's Day quotes would make you want to hug your mom, didn't we?
"I felt the wash of her love every day, pouring over me."
More than a feeling.
"I remember Mum repeatedly telling us we had good hearts and good brains. When she said that we'd say 'thanks' and it might have sounded as if we were thanking her for seeing us that way but we were actually thanking her for giving us whatever goodness was in us."
"You are evidence of your mother's strength."
Those teenage years couldn't have been easy.
"As she guided me through these last 18 years, I don't think she ever realized that the person I most wanted to be was her."
Same! And now's the time to tell her.
"The most beautiful part of your body if wherever your mother's shadow falls."
A much more eloquent way of saying, "I got it from my mama."
"A mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled."
Not much has changed since the American Romanticism era.
"My daughter introduced me to myself... My mother and I are so close, and I always prayed that I would have that type of relationship with my daughter."
Three generations of awesomeness.
"Moms are magic."
Truth. It's also a print you can buy her, since you know, Mother's Day is coming up.
"Parenting is by far my boldest and most daring adventure."
That means a lot, coming from someone as pioneering as Brené Brown.
"I will look after you, and I will look after anybody you say needs to be looked after, any way you say."
Moms are the most selfless people in the world.
"Being a mother meant sacrificing everything. Her words had the ring of truth."
Have we said "thank you" yet?
"Mom had the kind of love for her that you could feel, like it was part of the atmosphere."
It's all around us.
"The one constant, faithful, inviolable, holy love of loves—the love of your life—is not your wife or lover, it is your mother."
There's nothing stronger.
"The mother memories that are closest to my heart are the small, gentle ones...They have carried me through the years and given my life such a firm foundation that it does not rock beneath flood or tempest."
What small mother memories have stuck with you throughout the years?
"A mother throws her heart over the fence and then climbs after it."
It takes more than just courage.
"Whatever else is unsure in this stinking dunhill of a world, our mother's love is not."
And that's enough for us.