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Mother Quotes | Quotes About Mother

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Quote Left Had I not had my grandmother, who dared to be my rainbow in the clouds, I would have been just another sexually abused barefoot black girl on the roads of Arkansas, Quote Right
by Maya Angelou | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left In search of my mother’s garden, I found my own. Quote Right
by Alice Walker | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Rise, brothers, rise; the wakening skies pray to the morning light, The wind lies asleep in the arms of the dawn like a child that has cried all night. Come, let us gather our nets from the shore and set our catamarans free, To capture the leaping wealth of the tide, for we are the kings of the sea! No longer delay, let us hasten away in the track of the sea gull's call, The sea is our mother, the cloud is our brother, the waves are our comrades all. What though we toss at the fall of the sun where the hand of the sea-god drives? He who holds the storm by the hair, will hide in his breast our lives. Sweet is the shade of the cocoanut glade, and the scent of the mango grove, And sweet are the sands at the full o' the moon with the sound of the voices we love; But sweeter, O brothers, the kiss of the spray and the dance of the wild foam's glee; Row, brothers, row to the edge of the verge, where the low sky mates with the sea. Quote Right
by Sarojini Naidu | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it. Quote Right
by Mark Twain | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Ebb, ocean of life, (the flow will return,) Cease not your moaning you fierce old mother,... Quote Right
by Walt Whitman | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Simple, sincere people seldom speak much of their piety. It shows itself in acts rather than in words, and has more influence than homilies or protestations. Beth could not reason upon or explain the faith that gave her courage and patience to give up life, and cheerfully wait for death. Like a confiding child, she asked no questions, but left everything to God and nature, Father and Mother of us all, feeling sure that they, and they only, could teach and strengthen heart and spirit for this life and the life to come. She did not rebuke Jo with saintly speeches, only loved her better for her passionate affection, and clung more closely to the dear human love, from which our Father never means us to be weaned, but through which He draws us closer to Himself. She could not say, I'm glad to go, for life was very sweet for her. She could only sob out, I try to be willing, while she held fast to Jo, as the first bitter wave of this great sorrow broke over them together. Quote Right
by Louisa May Alcott | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left How simple a thing it seems to me that to know ourselves as we are, we must know our mothers' names. Quote Right
by Alice Walker | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left I always tell people that I became a writer not because I went to school but because my mother took me to the library. I wanted to become a writer so I could see my name in the card catalog. Quote Right
by Sandra Cisneros | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left I spent millons of years in the world of inorganic things as a star, as a rock... Then I died and became a plant-- Forgetting my former existence because of its otherness Then I died and became an animal-- Forgetting my life as a plant except for inclinations in the season of spring and sweet herbs-- like the inclination of babes toward their mother's breast Then I died and became a human My intelligence ripened, awakening from greed and self-seeking to become wise and knowing I behold a hundred thousand intelligences most marvelous and remember my former states and inclinations And when I die again I will soar past the angels to places I cannot imagine Now, what have I ever lost by dying? Quote Right
by Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Wise child, didst hastily return And mad'st thy mother's womb thine urn.... Quote Right
by Ben Jonson | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left And so our mothers and grandmothers have, more often than not anonymously, handed on the creative spark, the seed of the flower they themselves never hoped to see: or like a sealed letter they could not plainly read. Quote Right
by Alice Walker | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Mother is putting my new secondhand clothes in order. She prays now, she says, that I may learn in my own life and away from home and friends what the heart is and what it feels. Amen. So be it. Welcome, O life! I go to encounter for the millionth time the reality of experience and to forge in the smithy of my soul the uncreated conscience of my race. Quote Right
by James Joyce | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Tamed by Miltown, we lie on Mother's bed; Quote Right
by Robert Lowell | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Surely your gladness need not be the less for the thought that you will one day see a brighter dawn than this - when lovelier sights will meet your eyes than any waving trees or rippling waters - when angel-hands shall undraw your curtains, and sweeter tones than ever loving Mother breathed shall wake you to a new and glorious day - and when all the sadness, and the sin, that darkened life on this little earth, shall be forgotten like the dreams of a night that is past! Quote Right
by Lewis Carroll | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Come mothers and fathers Throughout the land... Quote Right
by Bob Dylan | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Time to plant tears, says the almanac. The grandmother sings to the marvellous stove and the child draws another inscrutable house. Quote Right
by Elizabeth Bishop | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Beth could not reason upon or explain the faith that gave her courage and patience to give up life, and cheerfully wait for death. Like a confiding child, she asked no questions, but left everything to God and nature, Father and Mother of us all, feeling sure that they, and they only, could teach and strengthen heart and spirit for this life and the life to come. Quote Right
by Louisa May Alcott | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left What do girls do who haven't any mothers to help them through their troubles? Quote Right
by Louisa May Alcott | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Do they know they're old, these two who are my father and my mother whose fire from which I came, has now grown cold? Quote Right
by Elizabeth Jennings | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left My mother, who hates thunderstorms, Holds up each summer day and shakes It out suspiciously, lest swarms Of grape-dark clouds are lurking there.... Quote Right
by Philip Larkin | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left The sea is mother-death and she is a mighty female, the one who wins, the one who sucks us all up. Quote Right
by Anne Sexton | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left You don't have to deserve your mother's love. You have to deserve your father's Quote Right
by Robert Frost | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Ignorance is the mother of admiration. Quote Right
by George Chapman | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Ai, ai, poor mother, your birth-pangs were fruitless: I am wroth with these spirits. Quote Right
by Hilda Doolittle | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left No woman is really an insider in the institutions fathered by masculine consciousness. When we allow ourselves to believe we are, we lose touch with parts of ourselves defined as unacceptable by that consciousness; with the vital toughness and visionary strength of the angry grandmothers, the fierce market women of the Ibo's Women's War, the marriage-resisting women silk workers of pre-Revolutionary China, the millions of widows, midwives, and the women healers tortured and burned as witches for three centuries in Europe. Quote Right
by Adrienne Rich | ...go to quote |
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