Quotes for Mother's Day Cards

While I was out scouting something nice for all of the mothers in my life, I ran across these quotes and thought I'd share. (Get a hanky before reading)

Taken from http://metro.co.uk/2017/03/02/mothering-sunday-2017-5-poems-and-quotes-to-write-inside-a-mothers-day-card-6471052/.  

1) ‘As mothers and daughters, we are connected with one another. My mother is the bones of my spine, keeping me straight and true. She is my blood, making sure it runs rich and strong. She is the beating of my heart. I cannot now imagine a life without her.’―Kristin Hannah, Summer Island

2) ‘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

3) ‘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

4) ‘Don’t poets know it better than others? God can’t always be everywhere: and, so, invented mothers.’ —Sir Edwin Arnold

5) ‘A mother understands what a child does not say.’ —Jewish Proverb

6) ‘Even as a small child, I understood that women had secrets, and that some of these were only to be told to daughters. In this way we were bound together for eternity.’―Alice Hoffman, The Dovekeepers

7) ‘Sometimes, mothers say and do things that seem like they don’t want their kids … but when you look more closely, you realise that they’re doing those kids a favour. They’re just trying to give them a better life.’―Jodi Picoult, Handle with Care

8) ‘A mother’s arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.’ – Victor Hugo

9) ‘Mothers and their children are in a category all their own. There’s no bond so strong in the entire world. No love so instantaneous and forgiving.’ ―Gail Tsukiyama, Dreaming Water

10) ‘Who’s a boy gonna talk to if not his mother?’ – Donald E. Westlake

11) ‘Mothers, I believe, intoxicate us. We idolise them and take them for granted. We hate them and blame them and exalt them more thoroughly than anyone else in our lives. We sift through the evidence of their love, reassure ourselves of their affection and its biological genesis. We can steal and lie and leave and they will love us.’ ―Megan Mayhew Bergman, Birds of a Lesser Paradise: Stories

12) ‘The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.’ – Theodore Hesburgh

13) ‘A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dates all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.’ ―Agatha Christie, “The Last Séance”

14) ‘Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible.’ —Marion C. Garretty

15) ‘Because even if the whole world was throwing rocks at you, if you had your mother at your back, you’d be okay. Some deep-rooted part of you would know you were loved. That you deserved to be loved.’ ―Jojo Moyes, One Plus One

16) ‘A mother’s arms are more comforting than anyone else’s.’ —Diana, Princess of Wales

17) ‘A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning unnecessary.’ —Dorothy Canfield Fisher

Read more: http://metro.co.uk/2017/03/02/mothering-sunday-2017-5-poems-and-quotes-to-write-inside-a-mothers-day-card-6471052/#ixzz4gQ7GzPiX