22 Favorite Inspiring Quotes for Motherhood

To celebrate Mother’s Day I’ve collected some of the most inspiring quotes from popular writers, thinkers and personalities about what it means to be a Mom.

“I have a great Mom and I love her more and more everyday.”

We all have that special bond between a child and a mother. In celebration of Mother’s day this coming May 14 this year, I’ve collected few of my favorite inspiring quotes for Moms.

22 Favorite Inspiring Quotes For Motherhood

  1. “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
  2. “Being a mom has made me so tired. And so happy.” – Tina Fey
  3. “Birth is the epicenter of women’s power.” –Ani DiFranco
  4. “There is such a special sweetness in being able to participate in creation.” – Pamela S. Nadav
  5. “[My mother] had handed down respect for the possibilities—and the will to grasp them.” – Alice Walker
  6. “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
  7. “Having kids—the responsibility of rearing good, kind, ethical, responsible human beings—is the biggest job anyone can embark on.” – Maria Shriver
  8. “[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
  9.  “Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.” – Robert Browning
  10. “I believe the choice to become a mother is the choice to become one of the greatest spiritual teachers there is.” – Oprah
  11. “In giving birth to our babies, we may find that we give birth to new possibilities within ourselves.” – Myla and Jon Kabat-Zinn
  12. “There’s no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one.” – Jill Churchill
  13. “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
  14. “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
  15. “We have a secret in our culture, and it’s not that birth is painful. It’s that women are strong.” – Laura Stavoe Harm
  16.  “I realized when you look at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know.” – Mitch Albom
  17. “Birthing is the most profound initiation to spirituality a woman can have.” – Robin Lim
  18. “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
  19. “Birth takes a woman’s deepest fears about herself and show her that she is stronger than them.” – Unknown
  20. “Birth is a mystery. Words are not enough.” – Marie O’Connor
  21. “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
  22. “Whatever else is unsure in this stinking dunghill of a world, a mother’s love is not.” – James Joyce

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