109 Mother Quotes By Famous People

My mother says I was writing before I was crawling. I wrote in the dirt with a twig.
— alice walker

I believe you mother everybody, not in a cloying, hovering way, but taking care of what is around you.
— alice walker

My mother taught me that it is important to be prepared for a last-minute polish.
— aerin lauder

The only thing I want is to awaken all humans on the planet that we are living on Mother Earth.
— afrika bambaataa

I wish I had been a better mother and a more compassionate and understanding wife in both of my marriages.
— alana stewart

When I had nothing else, I had my mother and the piano. And you know what? They were all I needed.
— alicia keys

My mother is an actress, and she used to drag me from theater to theater and reading to reading.
— alicia keys



While my mother wanted me to be a musician, I wanted to become an electronic engineer.
— a r rahman

I had this whole ritual with my mother making the bed with me inside it so I would be invisible.
— ahmet zappa

My mother is, my father certainly was. They were kind of the local intelligentsia in the town where I grew up.
— alison bechdel

Growing up my mother played Sarah Vaughan and Nat Cole in the house regularly.
— aaron neville

My second wife, the mother of one of my sons, died of murder. I was not with her, but I could have saved her. I think.
— alejandro jodorowsky

Saying the Tech Bloom is not commercially driven is like saying Mother Teresa had an interest in the poor.
— alex steffen

I do chat to my mother in Norwegian, particularly when we want a secret conversation. It is useful that way.
— alexander hanson

I wrote out little mysteries in longhand, and my mother typed them out on an old Remington.
— alan furst

I just never saw my mother in any other room but the kitchen. There were always pots going.
— alan king

I think my mother realized she had a somewhat unusual daughter pretty early on.
— amber heard

Maybe with boxing and good focus, I can fix myself and make my mother proud.
— amnat ruenroeng

Across the board, from my mother to my father to my aunts and uncles, everybody has always given me a lot of love.
— amos lee

My father was an immigrant from Russia and my mother was first generation.
— arthur rock

Everything I do as a mother builds on a foundation of love and compassion.
— amy chua

I learned to forgive myself, and that enabled me to forgive my mother as a person.
— amy tan

My mother was against me being an actress – until I introduced her to Frank Sinatra.
— angie dickinson



I was the black sheep of the family, and my mother never really understood me.
— andre rieu

Happy the boy whose mother is tired of talking nonsense to him before he is old enough to know the sense of it.
— augustus hare

When I came to America from Sweden, Mother and I, we went to Chicago where our relatives lived.
— ann margret

An author who speaks about their own books is almost as bad as a mother who speaks about her own children. Benjamin Disraeli
— author

An author who speaks about their own books is almost as bad as a mother who speaks about her own children.
— benjamin disraeli

God has not made anything that I know of that pays so much attention to who their father and mother is as us.
— bill cosby

Only God Himself fully appreciates the influence of a Christian mother in the molding of character in her children.
— billy graham

But I was very, very unhappy because my mother was very charming and generous, but to me, very dominating.
— beatrice wood

When I was probably 5 or 6, my mother put me into an acting, singing, and dancing class.
— beau mirchoff

I may be the only mother in America who knows exactly what their child is up to all the time.
— barbara bush

You know, for one glorious half hour, I was the mother of the president-elect.
— barbara bush

A lot of people have no access to beauty. When I was growing up, my mother had only a few pretty things to look at.
— bette midler

A good friend of mine was Lucy Ball. Her mother and my mother were best friends.
— betty white

There is nothing in the world of art like the songs mother used to sing.
— billy sunday

I suffer from a genetic flaw, which is that my mother was a hopeless Pollyanna.
— bill ayers

If I could pass along anything that my mother or my sisters taught me, I feel like my kids would be very well off.
— blake lively

I had a mixture, my father was a career army man and my mother was a writer.
— bill griffith



I grew up in Jackson, Mississippi, really in suburbia, so my mother was in community theatre plays. Beth Henley
— bo jackson

I grew up in Jackson, Mississippi, really in suburbia, so my mother was in community theatre plays.
— beth henley

My mother is Ukrainian. She immigrated to the U.S. from Canada as a child.
— bob schaffer

A circus is like a mother in whom one can confide and who rewards and punishes.
— burt lancaster

Eventually I want to be a full-time mother who works occasionally – and being an actor you have that freedom.
— carrie anne moss

My mother wanted me to be friends only with children she considered socially suitable.
— brigitte bardot

I was hoping I could become a success to give my mother and my father a better way of living.
— bobby womack

My mother is black and my father is Filipino. I got the best of both worlds.
— cassie ventura

My father died when I was young, and after he did, my mother had it tough. Very tough.
— cate blanchett

I think I was well brought up, for my father and mother were of one mind regarding the care of the family.
— catherine helen spence

When I was a little girl, my mother tried to make me dance, but I did not like it then.
— carine roitfeld

My mother is very good in Scrabble. In Boggle, my father is probably better.
— chelsea clinton

Your mother embarrasses you in front of maybe a couple hundred people. My mother embarrasses me in front of millions.
— chelsea clinton

It makes me happy to work. And it makes me a better mother to be a happy person.
— cheryl hines

My mother could do absolutely anything. She was like Martha Stewart before such a thing existed.
— cheryl ladd

My mother taught me how to love. My mom is the most loving person I know.
— channing tatum

My father was a classical pianist, and my mother was a singer of just about everything.
— carly simon

I always wanted a child. Being a mother is the central thing in my life.
— carol ann duffy

The earth is the mother of all people, and all people should have equal rights upon it.
— chief joseph

Being a mother is the most amazing thing that has ever happened to me in my life.
— cindy margolis

My father was a Norwegian tenor and my mother a New York Irish librarian.
— david johansen

I started hustling at 12, my mother hustled ahead of me. I was only allowed to because they knew me.
— curtis jackson

When I was four years old, my mother owned some tenements in the Bronx.
— cy coleman

My mother was a teacher, my father was a community organizer. I come from a working class background.
— chris hayes

But my mother loved The Elephant Man, and my father gave David Lynch a scholarship to study in Rome. Isabella Rossellini
— david lynch

My mother taught me that we all have the power to achieve our dreams. What I lacked was the courage.
— clay aiken

When my mother left her second husband, she wrote her autobiography and presented it to him for his approval.
— david antin

My mother used to go out on her own, and I used to have to keep a look out for my stepfather coming home.
— christine keeler

It is not the thing you fear that you must deal with: it is the mother of the thing you fear.
— david whyte

My mother came here to New York. She and my grandmother were domestics, cooking, cleaning for other people.
— david dinkins

Republicans understand the importance of bondage between a mother and child.
— dan quayle

My mother cared more about how you reasoned than about the conclusions you reached.
— david frum

My mother taught me to love my work. I learned everything about business from her.
— david geffen

My mother raised three children on her own and my dad was a doctor working 16 hours a day.
— christopher meloni

That MySpace is the story of the year. Everyone but my mother is on it.
— dane cook

My mother was in vaudeville, but after she had her children, she quit working.
— dean stockwell

My father and mother had tremendous integrity, and obviously that affected me.
— david green

I started cooking from watching my mom. My mother was a really, really great cook.
— coolio

Becoming a mother was the single defining event of my life. It felt like the whole world shifted.
— debra messing

My mother worked in factories, worked as a domestic, worked in a restaurant, always had a second job.
— ed bradley

I started out as a very young girl in Hollywood doing westerns portraying a mother with a couple of kids.
— dorothy malone

If my feet ever left the ground, my mother would soon put them back down.
— douglas booth

Even the people who come our way look upon us in amazement, that we run only for the healing of Mother Earth.
— dennis banks

My mother was the total influence. My father was what we call a nomadic person; he was a wanderer.
— danny aiello

The seeds of divorce are often sown and the problems of children begin when Mother works outside the home.
— ezra taft benson

My mother was against me being an actress – until I introduced her to Frank Sinatra. Angie Dickinson
— frank lloyd wright

My mother was against me being an actress – until I introduced her to Frank Sinatra. Angie Dickinson
— frank zappa

My mother always said I must be part Mongolian because of my lotus-pale complexion and squid-ink black hair.
— diane ackerman

Both my parents were doctors, and my mother had her surgery in the house. There were six children.
— diane cilento

My mother felt it was time that I had some parental control, so I went off to America and went to New York.
— diane cilento

My mother always said that everyone should be required to write an autobiography of their lives.
— diane keaton

My mother was really my partner in every project that I had. She was just the great enabler of my dreams.
— diane keaton

My mother never, ever told me about evilness. She only saw the beautiful things… she wanted to protect me from it.
— diane von furstenberg

I do not think that I am a natural born mother… If I ever wanted to mother anyone, it was my father.
— eleanor roosevelt

The mother of a family should look upon her housekeeping and the planning of meals as a scientific occupation.
— eleanor roosevelt

I never had a mother. I suppose a mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled.
— emily dickinson

One of the few times I saw my mother cry was when Lennon died, and the other time was when Elvis died. Sam Taylor-Wood
— elvis presley

It is not until you become a mother that your judgment slowly turns to compassion and understanding.
— erma bombeck

Certainty is the mother of quiet and repose, and uncertainty the cause of variance and contentions.
— edward coke

My mother thinks I am the best. And I was raised to always believe what my mother tells me.
— diego maradona

I am a mother and I know the feeling of having a baby come out of my gut.
— eartha kitt

You should study not only that you become a mother when your child is born, but also that you become a child.
— dogen

I enjoyed my grandparents very much. My mother and father would always allow me to stay with them.
— dominic chianese

When I was in south Sudan, people used to rap in my village. But the rapping was more in the mother tongue, Nuer.
— emmanuel jal

Since my mother is an extremely devoted Christian Orthodox woman, she prayed a great deal and taught me how to pray.
— dominique moceanu

There shall be no slave in your home, male or female: Least of all the mother of your son.
— franz grillparzer

My father was also a principal of a school and mother was a curriculum advisor. Both were educators.
— edwin moses

If a king tries to start a war, a mother should go to him and forbid it. Henri Rousseau
— don king

My father was the Formica King of Long Island, and my mother was the daughter of a Bengal Lancer in India. Ricky Jay
— don king

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