Quotes Mother Daughter Relationships

Quotes Mother Daughter Relationships

The quotations on this page reveal the complexities of the mother/daughter relationship. This bond is powerful, yet so fragile, it can break when emotions run high. Whatever your relationship with your mother, you cannot deny this fact—you were born of her. She is inside of you because you share her genetics, but even more important because she nurtured your heart and provided the model of what it means to be a women in this world.

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~ Laura Ramirez

The older I get,
the more I see
the power of that young woman,
my mother.

~ Sharon Olds

When my mother was near death
at age 90, she said she was ready
to die but could not. "You and
Jim need me," she said.

~ Joan Didion

Quotes Mother Daughter Relationships

[My mother] had handed down respect
for the possibilities—and the will to
grasp them.

~ Alice Walker

quotes mother daughter relationships

Whether our relationship is strained
or easy, hostile or amiable, we need
our mother if only in memory ...
to conjugate our history, validate our
femaleness and guide our way.

~ Victoria Secunda

Loving a child doesn't mean giving in
to all his whims; to love him is to bring out
the best in him, to teach him to love what
is difficult.

~ Nadia Boulanger

Quotes Mother Daughter Relationships

My mother never gave up on me. I messed
up in school so much they were sending
me home, but my mother sent me right back.

~ Denzel Washington

If you've never been hated by your child,
you've never been a parent.

~ Bette Davis

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