Motherhood Quotes – 20 Quotes That Totally Nail Motherhood

Motherhood Quotes - 20 Quotes That Totally Nail Motherhood

Motherhood is an all-encompassing and life-altering experience that changes us forever. It means something different to all of us and affects us all uniquely.

Despite the diversity of mothering choices and styles that exist in our modern times, we are bonded together by something truly incredible: we are mothers.

It takes a truly gifted person to find the right words, in the right combination, that come close to capturing the love, emotion, fear and exhaustion that come hand-in-hand with the journey and experiences of motherhood. Because there really is nothing else quite like it.

Motherhood Quotes That Totally Nail Motherhood

Here are 20 famous motherhood quotes that perfectly sum up what it’s like to be a mother — and don’t forget to let us know which is your favourite in the comments section below!

#1: Robert Browning, Poet And Playwright, 1875:

“Motherhood; All love begins and ends there.”

#2: Elizabeth Stone

“Making the decision to have a child – it’s momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking outside your body.”

#3: Cardinal Mermillod

“A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take.”

#4: Linda Wootten

“Being a mother is learning about strengths you didn’t know you had, and dealing with fears you didn’t know existed.”

#5: Honore de Balzac

“The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.”

#6: Kate Winslet

“Having children just puts the whole world into perspective. Everything else just disappears.”

#7: Oprah Winfrey

“Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother.”

#8: Dorothy On The Golden Girls,

“It’s not easy being a mother. If it were easy, fathers would do it.”

#9: J K Rowling, Harry Potter & The Philosopher’s Stone

“Love as powerful as your mother’s for you leaves its own mark … to have been loved so deeply .. will give us some protection forever.”

#10: Angie Harmon

“My children are my life … It’s not like I don’t have my own wants and and dreams anymore — it’s just that the kids come first.”

#11: Robert Munsch, Love You Forever

“I’ll love you forever, I’ll like you for always, as long as I’m living my baby you’ll be.”

#12: Mark Wahlberg

“As far as I’m concerned, there’s no job more important on the planet than being a mom.”

#13: Debra Ginsberg

“Through the blur, I wondered if I was alone or if other parents felt the same way I did – that everything involving our children was painful in some way. The emotions, whether they were joy, sorrow, love or pride, were so deep and sharp that in the end they left you raw, exposed and yes, in pain. The human heart was not designed to beat outside the human body and yet, each child represented just that – a parent’s heart bared, beating forever outside its chest.”

#14: Rebecca Woolf

“Thus far the mighty mystery of motherhood is this: How is it that doing it all feels like nothing is ever getting done.”

#15: Tina Fey

“I never get to go to movies, because I’m a mom.”

#16: Amy Poehler

“Sleep at this point is just a concept, something I’m looking forward to investigating in the future.”

#17: Roald Dahl, Matilda

“It’s a funny thing about mothers and fathers. Even when their own child is the most disgusting little blister you could ever imagine, they still think that he or she is wonderful.”

#18: Donna Ball, At Home On Ladybug Farm

“[Motherhood is] a choice you make every day, to put someone else’s happiness and well-being ahead of your own, to teach the hard lessons, to do the right thing even when you’re not sure what the right thing is…and to forgive yourself, over and over again, for doing everything wrong.”

#19: Roseanne Barr

“I feel that if the kids are still alive when my husband gets home from work, then hey, I’ve done my job.”

#20: Jewish Proverb

“God could not be everywhere, so he created mothers.”

Which was your favourite motherhood quote? Do you know of any others? Let us know!

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Fiona Peacock is a writer, researcher and lover of all things to do with pregnancy, birth and motherhood (apart from the lack of sleep). She is a home birth advocate, passionate about gentle parenting and is also really tired.


  1. I think all comments are crab because becoming a mothercan never be unexpected in lives of couples… its result of that union for which a couple remain concious to be fruitful and the meaningful of that relation i.e. husband and wife … so why these stupid rutines and feelings diacused here become so stupid .. we live lifewith full swing along with offsprings to saciate our only one relation being spouse .. if you dnt want babies then u shuld remain single… and if u r a mother u shuld be educoted so far that u can prepare ur child to face all those things as u faced in ur own life… a true training that a child could move independently in life without the help and support of parents with his own family relations … father and mother both equally help child until thy r minor… ehn they become major they have nothing to do in an idepndant persons life .. becuase they shuld be so assure of their exect training which they delivered to that child… i think we love children whn thy r minor .. but when they become major our solace changes the way of loving them … we shuld never be posessive with only one bond of mother child… why a son can not be a charming husbend inthe eyes of his own mother?? Think about it and improve ur visions about mother and child… its not a free property that Allah is ordained in u to make u mother.. but its ur responsibility to bring up a child an indivsual for society and a good felow.. automatically ur respect shall b apriciayed … love is not snatching that major child from his own beutiful bonds like wife and children … trhy to understand the thinking of Allah .. not ur own meanness of such so called emotions which has nothing to do in a marital life of that child .. negating every relation except mother … its a trst of ur charecter and ur image u extend to aociety that how mothers ahuld behave whn thier children become major .. mother of any girl never does this but it is observed 80 % mothers of boyes always do these cheep acts just to ruin the associated life of their own sons… do pnder upon and try to amend since the bitth of child until thw day ends…

    1. I.guess # 3 would be a favorite of mine. As fot this one other comment my response would be “what” ? Does she even know what she is talking about? At any age and with either gender motherhood is wonderful!

    2. I’m sorry but I had a really hard time reading this comment. From what I could extract from it, the comment seemed negative and like she was putting down mothers. The writer of this comment made the entire comment one sentence, completely ignoring grammar and spelling (over 60 errors). I can usually look past grammar and spelling errors but it’s very difficult when she mentions being educated before having children when obviously she isn’t. It seemed like she was specifically targeting unmarried or single mothers which is not what all the comments were about. Many of these comments are just to encourage and uplift mothers. Furthermore, no where in any of the quotes above does it undermine the role of the father, father’s are equally important in the upbringing of children. I feel that your comments stating that if you don’t want children then stay single are demeaning and ignorant. Many couples make the decision not to procreate or to delay having children until later age. All women should have that right to choose not to be treated like “breeders” by their husbands. If this is truly how you believe I am sorry for you. It also seems as if your mother-in-law may have been a bit invasive of your marital relationship with your husband, please know that not all mother-in-law ‘ s are like that. I have one that is supportive and loving yet knows boundaries and has raised her son to respect my opinion as an equal partner in the relationship.

  2. There r many I like. All r wonderfully and true, #8 and 14 r great but exactly #18 hits what I believe and every mom in my family. My mother said the same thing pretty much. And it’s soo true. I would do anything for my children. They r my one and only. Motherhood is unique. Some ppl got it,some dont. Noone perfect,not even a mom,but we try the best we can. There is soo much more I know. But this is fine. My children r my life for sure and no its not easy. But it’s worth it. Thank u for posting.♡

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