Monday Musings: Literary Quotes about Motherhood
As we celebrate Mother’s Day, it’s inspiring to read about mothers in the words of literary authors. They have a gift for expressing the incredible influence and role mothers play in society.
Below are a few of my favorites:
“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
“Pride is one of the seven deadly sins; but it cannot be the pride of a mother in her children, for that is a compound of two cardinal virtues -- faith and hope."
— Charles Dickens, Nicholas Nickleby
“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
"I knew then that no matter how hard you tried, no matter how many jars of honey you threw, no matter how much you thought you could leave your mother behind, she would never disappear from the tender places in you."
— Sue Monk Kidd, The Secret Life of Bees
Happy Mother’s Day!