13 May 2012

Oh Mother!

Instead of giving a personal super detailed account of my relationship with my mother (which I think we'd both agree would not really benefit us in any way) I'm going to put up some quotes related to mothers. After many generations after generations of procreation, wouldn't you think people would know a lot about motherhood by now?

Children are the anchors of a mother's life. 
– Sophocles


The future destiny of a child is always the work of the mother. 
– Napoleon Bonaparte


A good mother is worth hundreds of schoolmasters. 
– George Herbert


If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands? 
– Milton Berle
All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That's his.
 – Oscar Wilde

A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person who makes leaning unnecessary. 
– Dorothy Canfield Fisher

I can't think why mothers love them. All babies do is leak at both ends.
– Douglas Feaver

Motherhood: All love begins and ends thee. 
– Robert Browning

The strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.
– Barbara Kingsolver

A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie. 
– Tenneva Jordan

The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.
– Honore de Balzac

Have you any idea how many children it takes to turn off one light in the kitchen? Three. It takes one to say "What light?" and two more to say "I didn't turn it on."
– Erma Bombeck

A mother loves her children even when they least deserve to be loved.
– Kate Samperi

If there were no schools to take the children away from home part of the time, the insane asylums would be filled with mothers.
– Edward W. Howe

Making a decision to have a child – it's momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. 
– Elizabeth Stone

Mother's love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved.
– Erich Fromm