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This Mother’s Day we’re celebrating mum by focusing on mum moments, where we flip the perspective to try and understand what it is like to be a mother. To help with this, we’ve curated a list of our favourite quotes from some of the world's famous writers and authors, to actors and other notable personalities. While some of these women are breaking barriers across the board, the one aspect that they all have in common is motherhood. Take a read below.
“My mother’s love has always been a sustaining force for our family, and one of my greatest joys is seeing her integrity, her compassion, her intelligence reflected in my daughters.”
“I believe the choice to become a mother is the choice to become one of the greatest spiritual teachers there is.”
“To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power.”
"He didn't realise that love as powerful as your mothers for you leaves its own mark."
"The best place to cry is on a mother's arms."
"Motherhood is the greatest thing and the hardest thing."
"Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws."
"Mothers are like glue. Even when you can't see them, they're still holding the family together."
"I have so much admiration for women who are mothers, who balance family and work.”
"Sometimes, when I want to take on the world, I try to remember that it's just as important to sit down and ask my son how he's feeling or talk to him about life."
"A mother is willing and capable of doing anything for her children."
"I've never had more appreciation for anyone in my entire life until I became a mom."
"A mother's arms are more comforting than anyone else's."
"Motherhood changes everything."
"A mother's love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity. It dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path."
“Over the years, I learned so much from mom. She taught me about the importance of home and history and family and tradition. She also taught me that aging need not mean narrowing the scope of your activities and interests or a diminution of the great pleasures to be had in the everyday.”
"I think every working mom probably feels the same thing: You go through big chunks of time where you're just thinking, this is impossible — oh, this is impossible. And then you just keep going and keep going, and you sort of do the impossible."
“Parenting shifts as your kids shift. The best thing for me has been throwing any kind of parenting manual out of the window."
"My favourite thing about being a mum is just what a better person it makes you on a daily basis.”
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