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101 Being A Mother Quotes That Inspire And Uplift

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Motherhood, often described as the most rewarding journey in life, encompasses a myriad of emotions, challenges, and joys.

From the sleepless nights to the heart-melting moments, being a mother is a profound experience that shapes not only the lives of children but also the very essence of a woman.

In the tapestry of maternal love and sacrifice, there are threads of wisdom and inspiration woven through the words of those who have walked this path before us.

In this collection of 101 Being a Mother quotes, we delve into the essence of motherhood, capturing the depth of emotion, the privilege it bestows, and the profound impact it has on both mothers and children alike.

From heartfelt expressions of love to reflections on the sacrifices made, each quote serves as a reminder of the beauty and strength inherent in the journey of motherhood.

Join us as we explore quotes that celebrate the joys, resilience, and blessings of being a mother. Whether you’re a new mother navigating the uncharted waters of parenthood or a seasoned matriarch reflecting on a lifetime of memories, these quotes are sure to inspire and uplift your spirit.

Let’s embark on this journey together, honoring the extraordinary role of mothers in shaping the world with their love, dedication, and unwavering strength.

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Being A Mother Quotes

Being A Mother Quotes

1. “I lead by example. My kids know what sweat is. They’ve seen me come home from so many runs and asked, ‘What’s on your skin? How did you get it?’ And I tell them, ‘It’s from exercise!’ So now my son will come home from a bike ride, take off his helmet and say, ‘Look, Mom. I’m sweating! I just worked out!’” — Summer Sanders

2. “My mom used to make everything. She had a great garden and composted and made everything from scratch – peanut butter, bread, jelly, everything. I don’t know how she did it because all those things take time and love and labour. I only do half the stuff she does – but there’s still time.” — Julia Roberts

3. “I started making music… I guess I was 12, and I started playing ‘Guitar Hero.’ And you know, it got to a point where on expert, you can only exceed to a certain point. And so, you know, I was like, ‘Let’s play real guitar. Let’s not waste more time.’ So, I got my mom, I told her to buy me a guitar for Christmas, and I started making music then.” — Post Malone

4. “All the awards in the world, you can get into all the nightclubs, they’ll send you the nicest clothes. Nothing better than walking into your dad’s restaurant and seeing a smile on his face and knowing that your mom and dad and your sister are real proud of you.” — Lady Gaga

5. “I believe that at least 70 percent of parenting goes to the mother. In our house, I’m the one who knows about all the school stuff, helps with the homework, organizes the play dates, and remembers the birthday parties.” — Cindy Crawford

6. “My mom was a ’70s mom. She paved a road that no one had yet walked.” — Melissa Leo

7. “Something that I think extends to a lot of African cultures is that the line between performer and audience is blurry. My mom would lead the wedding song regularly, and she isn’t a professional singer. Even as an audience member, you’re expected to clap and sing the response to the lead.” — Kelela

8. “One of the beautiful gifts of dance is that you’re so in tune with your body so early on. I was very comfortable in my skin at a very early age, performing onstage and wearing interesting costumes. And I give so much credit to my mom – she never made me feel that my costume was wrong, or bad, even when there was not a lot to them!” — Jenna Dewan

9. “Motherhood is a great honor and privilege, yet it is also synonymous with servanthood. Every day women are called upon to selflessly meet the needs of their families. Whether they are awake at night nursing a baby, spending their time and money on less-than-grateful teenagers, or preparing meals, moms continuously put others before themselves.” — Charles Stanley

10. “People say the top part of my face looks like my dad’s and the bottom part like my mom’s. I have his eyes and her nose and mouth.” — River Viiperi

Being A Mother Quotes And Sayings

Being A Mother Quotes And Sayings

11. “My parents are both English. My dad is a plastic surgeon – his name’s Norman Waterhouse, but we call him Normy. And my mom’s a nurse, which is how they met – in a hospital, over decaying bone.” — Suki Waterhouse

12. “I wanted to get into films, and my parents were against it. I convinced my mom, and finally she convinced my dad. My dad then felt, who best to launch his son than him? So he launched me, and here I am.” — Vijay

13. “My mom was a single mom, and she had enough on her plate. I knew when I was doing something I wasn’t supposed to, and I tried to keep her from finding out about it. I did a pretty good job of that.” — Jason Aldean

14. “A lot of people ask why I don’t talk about my dad, and I want to, I just don’t have that many stories. When he moved out, he moved to a different state, so it was just my mom and I.” — Jo Koy

15. “I was always interested in comedy, like when I was 5 years old. I watched ‘I Love Lucy’ and ‘Benny Hill.’ I would always joke around with my sister. My mom was into comedy, too. She would go to the video store and get a couple of movies and some stand-up comedians’ tapes.” — Ron Funches

16. “I listened to the radio, so I was influenced by everyone from Michael Jackson to Milli Vanilli. But thankfully my dad had a collection of Cat Stevens albums while my mom was listening to jazz.” — Jason Mraz

17. “My mom’s a hustler. She a grinder.” — Rick Ross

18. “My parents got divorced when I was around a year old. My dad was essentially a nonentity in my life until I got to be about 16 or so. My mom was a flight attendant for PanAm, so I moved all over the world. London, Rio de Janeiro.” — Tucker Max

19. “Thank God for Stifler’s mom. I don’t know if life would be this fun if I didn’t have that.” — Jennifer Coolidge

20. “My mom used to say that I became a fighter and a scrapper and a tough guy to protect who I am at my core.” — Vin Diesel

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Privilege Of Being A Mother Quotes

Privilege Of Being A Mother Quotes

21. “When I started playing, my mom said there were three players she wanted me to watch – Magic Johnson, Larry Bird and Michael Jordan.” — Zion Williamson

22. “I come from a short fiction background, and my mom is a poet, so I’ve always read poetry; I’ve always had a lot of different influences both linguistically and musically.” — Lorde

23. “My mom keeps me going, man. She deserves such a good life. I just wanna give it to her. My dad, too. My family, my friends, they keep me motivated. Just knowing my personal legend, just knowing what I’m supposed to do, that keeps me going.” — Big Sean

24. “My dad’s from Zimbabwe, and my mom is Danish, Irish, and Norwegian, so I have influences from a lot of different places.” — Tinashe

25. “I remember once in junior high school, on a Friday, my mom came home from work and said to my brother and I, ‘You know, between us, we have only 27 cents, but we have food in the refrigerator, we have our little garden out back, and we’re happy, so we are rich.’” — John Paul DeJoria

26. “I notice that if there are some times I’ve been stressed, because I’m human and stress about things, that affects your kids. So you have to make sure you’re a happy mom so they can be happy.” — Britney Spears

27. “I write about love, but it’s me wanting to be in love. I’ve never been in love. I love my mom, my dad. I want to be in love. I think I have to allow myself to get there. I’m just so in love with music. It’s weird. I’m at a crossroads because I want to be in love.” — Charlie Puth

28. “I am no mother, and I won’t be one.” — Brigitte Bardot

29. “My mom tells me every single day that she’s proud of me.” — Don Lemon

30. “When I speak at events, I often wear my dad’s ties and my mom’s earrings. It’s a small, almost secret way of having them with me when I’m up there onstage, talking to a roomful of strangers. It makes me feel safe.” — Marley Dias

Love Being A Mother Quotes

Love Being A Mother Quotes

31. “I dyed my hair blonde when I was 14. My mom was not happy. But I love being blonde.” — Rita Ora

32. “I grew up with my mom being very, very cheap, so when it’s free, I’m like, ‘Oh my God, it’s free – I have to take as much as I can!’” — Anne Wojcicki

33. “I’d be in elementary school all week, and then on the weekend, my mom would take us to Kauai or to the Big Island or to California for a contest. That was really fun.” — John John Florence

34. “I was a different kind of player as a kid and didn’t do too much shouting and screaming. If things didn’t go my way, I tended to get a bit overwhelmed. All I wanted to do was cry on my mom’s shoulder. I didn’t know how to handle defeat in front of a crowd, and I didn’t want to be the loser.” — John McEnroe

35. “OK, so my parents were married in 1955 and my mom knew my dad was gay and my dad knew he was gay and so I was, like, ‘Why in the heck did you get married?’ Like, what was going on? What was that time? It’s like this crazy paradox that my whole life is based on, or my family’s based on. So I spent a lot of time trying to understand ’55.” — Mike Mills

36. “Obviously, I’m going to be embarrassing to the kid. There’s just no way not. I just hope the kid has a really good sense of humor… My husband’s very serious – he doesn’t find me funny at all – so I’m hoping the kid is like, ‘Mom is hilarious!’ That’d be really great.” — GloZell

37. “Men are what their mothers made them.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

38. “My mother used to tell me man gives the award, God gives the reward. I don’t need another plaque.” — Denzel Washington

39. “That’s the Indian in me – you must put spices on everything. As a kid, whenever we got sick, my mom would take milk and put turmeric in it. That was our medicine. That was the cure-all. Some people turn to Robitussin.” — Aasif Mandvi

40. “My mom has always been beside me, always telling me what’s right and what’s not, guiding me through it all, keeping me away from bad company and from bad habits.” — Karan Patel

Thankful For Being A Mother Quotes

Thankful For Being A Mother Quotes

41. “My mom named me Pom because she said it sounded like a combination of Korean words that mean ‘spring’ and ‘tiger.’ So, it’s very unique!” — Pom Klementieff

42. “Only person who took me serious was my mom and my sister Rachael.” — J.I.D

43. “My name is Leland Tyler Wayne. My mom wanted to give me a name where, no matter what I wanted to do, I’d be able to do it. An astronaut. President. Whatever.” — Metro Boomin

44. “I was brought up bilingual, but there came a point where my mom went back to work and I got a white babysitter, so sadly I lost it. Now I can understand Spanish and put words together, but I don’t speak it fluently. I’m ashamed of that.” — Michael Trevino

45. “My mom did costumes for the Pointer Sisters.” — Slash

46. “I have great genes. Thank you to my mom and dad for that one.” — Gloria Estefan

47. “My mom taught me this really great beauty tip. She used to put oil or mayonnaise on the bottom half of her hair before she would shower.” — Blake Lively

48. “I basically became a cheerleader because I had a very strict mom. That was my way of being a bad girl.” — Sandra Bullock

49. “My mom is a really good cook. I didn’t get the cooking gene, but she cooks this really amazing dinner every Christmas, and that’s always really fun.” — Miranda Cosgrove

50. “I always say, ‘There’s a difference between cooked food and McDonald’s.’ Your mom’s homemade dinner – you enjoy this more than you enjoy the fast food that comes along and goes, and I strive to make homemade dinner every time I put out an album.” — Estelle

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Blessed Being A Mother Quotes

Blessed Being A Mother Quotes

51. “Yes, Mother. I can see you are flawed. You have not hidden it. That is your greatest gift to me.” — Alice Walker

52. “It’s true – my mother kicked me out the house at 14. I had to go live with my sister. I had some problems. I was very rebellious as a kid. I don’t even know why or where it came from, but I had a lot of anger. Me and my mom clashed a lot because she didn’t tolerate that, as she shouldn’t from a 14-year-old.” — Michael Che

53. “Depending on what day of the week it is and what time of the month it is, I’m a good friend or not a good friend. I’m more or less a good mom or not a good mom, more or less a good mate or not a good mate. That’s just life, whether or not you’re public.” — Amy Grant

54. “Only God Himself fully appreciates the influence of a Christian mother in the molding of character in her children.” — Billy Graham

55. “I think I wanted to sing, but I just couldn’t because I was so shy. I didn’t really know how to begin that other than like, singing in my room, locking the door, and trying to sing kind of quietly. I knew my mom would want to listen and she would probably bug me about it.” — Doja Cat

56. “Your mom was right when she told you never to discuss politics and religion because emotions run so high in those arenas. Especially religion.” — Bill O’Reilly

57. “When it comes to children, my mom doesn’t believe in borders. She loves all children, and that’s a good example of mothering the world. I need to do that, but before I can, I need to get over my fear of kids in the first place.” — Margaret Cho

58. “I’ve had asthma my whole life. My mom used to hook the generator up to the Suburban and roll the extension cord all the way down to the football field and have my nebulizer hooked up to that so I could take treatments in between offense and defense. I was in the fifth grade when she started doing that.” — Von Miller

59. “I was spoiled growing up. My dad would really spoil us. He would bring us to high-end stores and ask us to please try on those clothes. He’d make us try on all the pretty clothes, modeling like that… He liked dressing us up, my dad and my mom they loved dressing up.” — Heart Evangelista

60. “I learned to cook from my mom. Most of what I ate growing up was Italian cooking.” — Steve Albini

Sacrifices Of Being A Mother Quotes

Sacrifices Of Being A Mother Quotes

61. “I sing seriously to my mom on the phone. To put her to sleep, I have to sing ‘Maria’ from West Side Story. When I hear her snoring, I hang up.” — Adam Sandler

62. “I grew up painting and playing piano so when I was a little kid I thought I was going to be an artist or a painter but my mom had me taking piano lessons for about 10-12 years as a young kid.” — Mike Shinoda

63. “I’m a mom. I’m a wife. I’m an actress. I’m an executive producer. I’m an author. I’m an entrepreneur, and I’m a sister and a best friend.” — Tia Mowry

64. “My mom’s a character. My dad was my coach, but my mom was the one who was hard on me. I would come home from a game in high school after throwing five touchdowns and she would say, ‘Oh, you played all right. You can do a little better.’” — Mitchell Trubisky

65. “No mother wants to hear her son say he’s gay. Those two words rip the picture of a daughter-in-law and grandchildren into pieces. I felt sorry for my mom and wanted her to know everything was going to be all right. But then she said, ‘I don’t really care, Johnny, as long as I know that you are going to be happy.’” — Johnny Weir

66. “My problem is that my imagination won’t turn off. I wake up so excited I can’t eat breakfast. I’ve never run out of energy. It’s not like OPEC oil; I don’t worry about a premium going on my energy. It’s just always been there. I got it from my mom.” — Steven Spielberg

67. “I love all my fam. I have quite possibly the best dad, mom, and sister in the world.” — Ryan Eggold

68. “I grew up on Chicago’s South Side in a working-poor family, so I watched everything on television. It was like my window on the world. But we also went to the movies pretty regularly – mostly on Tuesdays, because that was Ladies Night, and my mom could get in for free.” — Robert Zemeckis

69. “My mother was a working woman, and I was alone a lot. So I wanted to be a stay-at-home mom.” — Donna Karan

70. “Being a mom was a full-time job. I was never willing to sacrifice everything for my career.” — Patty Smyth

Grateful For Being A Mother Quotes

Grateful For Being A Mother Quotes

71. “I like anywhere with a beach. A beach and warm weather is all I really need. I like going to Florida – to Miami and to visit my mom in Fort Meyers.” — Rob Gronkowski

72. “I like bad boys, and I like to take them home to my mom.” — Priyanka Chopra

73. “My Mom and my Pops liked Tupac a lot.” — NLE Choppa

74. “My mom being a psychotherapist, I’ve been brought up with that whole psychoanalytical terrain.” — Helena Bonham Carter

75. “Everything I am is because of my mom.” — Sarah Michelle Gellar

76. “I love being a friend to my son. We go to the mall together. We shop. He picks out my clothes. We hang out. We go to different cities together. We like the same music. I think that’s why he appreciates his mom and me so much – we treat him like a friend.” — Jo Koy

77. “We come from fallible parents who were kids once, who decided to have kids and who had to learn how to be parents. Faults are made and damage is done, whether it’s conscious or not. Everyone’s got their own ‘stuff,’ their own issues, and their own anger at Mom and Dad. That is what family is. Family is almost naturally dysfunctional.” — Chris Pine

78. “When I was 20 years old, my mom flew me for my first Broadway audition for ‘The Color Purple,’ and I only found out about it because I knew that Fantasia was in it, and so I went online to I was not a part of the union, but I flew there for the audition, and the next week I made my Broadway debut!” — Todrick Hall

79. “My mom cooked pot roast with noodles and frozen vegetables. Or she’d make spaghetti or hot dogs, or heat up TV dinners. Before I started modeling at age 19, I was 5’8″ and weighed 165 pounds.” — Carol Alt

80. “Whenever I’ve done a sketch in which I’m asked to play a mom, my brain goes to Minnesota. It makes the character seem matronly, warm, the kind of person that takes care of you and brings you Campbell’s soup when you’re sick. It’s a great shortcut.” — Allison Tolman

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Inspiring Quotes About The Joys Of Motherhood

Inspiring Quotes About The Joys Of Motherhood

81. “My mom is just authentically herself all the time. She loves herself. She loves her sense of humor. She brings people in when she talks. She brings people in when she laughs. Watching her, I think that that’s when I first learned and was encouraged to be myself and to sort of love and live in that way.” — Christen Press

82. “My mom has always been my support system. She taught me to never give up and to keep pursuing my passions no matter what.” — Mandy Moore

83. “I got my style from my mom, she was a classy lady.” — Big Freedia

84. “The person earning the federal minimum wage of $7.25 isn’t going out to eat at restaurants. They’re not taking piano lessons. They’re not going to the gym or the yoga studio. They’re not sending mom flowers on Mother’s day. What good is this person in the economy? If you raise it to $15 an hour, they’re doing all of those things.” — Nick Hanauer

85. “My mother told me Homer Ditto was not my father. Nope. Mom had had a fling with some other guy who was my dad. Some dude who didn’t stick around too long who Mom was happy to get rid of. She chose Homer, and Homer chose me, so he lent me his name even though I didn’t have his blood.” — Beth Ditto

86. “When I was 7, I went to school in Switzerland because everyone on my mom’s side of the family lives there. Then we were back in Australia, in Queensland. That’s where we had the chance to have lots of different animals. I spent a lot of time living in nature and building cubby houses in big old trees by the ocean.” — Isabel Lucas

87. “I’m kind of lucky that we’ve finished shooting ‘Cougar Town,’ so I’m able to kind of just enjoy my pregnancy and be a stay-at-home mom and go to prenatal Pilates and do all that fun stuff that, if I were working, would be almost impossible to do.” — Busy Philipps

88. “Bob Dole. He’s like the neighbors’ Labrador retriever your dad used to curse for all that barking, all that darn digging in your mom’s tulip bed, and now look, you live next door to a godforsaken pack of teeth-baring rabid Pomeranians, and, good golly, Bob Dole!” — Jeanne Marie Laskas

89. “My mom was a single parent.” — G-Eazy

90. “My mom and my father’s birthday are on the same day.” — Victor Cruz

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Powerful Quotes About The Strength And Resilience Of Mothers

Powerful Quotes About The Strength And Resilience Of Mothers

91. “My mom always told me: Never make fun of anybody, because you never know what that person is going through. Ever since I was a kid, I never did. I never did.” — DeMar DeRozan

92. “The real menace in dealing with a five-year-old is that in no time at all you begin to sound like a five-year-old.” — Jean Kerr

93. “My dad is a chemical engineer, and my mom was a teacher. They were pretty serious about education, but I always thought about things a little bit differently.” — Aaron Levie

94. “Mom and Pop were just a couple of kids when they got married. He was eighteen, she was sixteen and I was three.” — Billie Holiday

95. “Mommy smoked but she didn’t want us to. She saw smoke coming out of the barn one time, so we got whipped.” — Loretta Lynn

96. “It was rough being dark. I got heat from my own people more than anyone else. I remember going to my mom and saying, ‘Why am I so black?’ And she said, ‘Because I’m black. You just gotta always work harder than the average bear.’” — Bernie Mac

97. “My mom used to call me Joshy Boucher. I watched ‘The Waterboy’ so much, my mom started calling me Joshy Boucher. True story.” — Josh Allen

98. “At one point, I kind of looked in the mirror and said, ‘You know, you’re a mom. You’re a wife. People count on you; you can’t go off the deep end into this kind of crazy musical swirl.’” — Mary Steenburgen

99. “My father was an ironworker who eventually co-founded a construction business. My mother, Jeanette, was a stay-at-home mom who had been an operating-room nurse until my older brother, Jimmy, was born.” — Susan Lucci

100. “What took time for my mom was getting the pronouns right and calling me by a different name. Laverne was my middle name before I transitioned.” — Laverne Cox

101. “Growing up watching WWE, they used to have bra-and-panties matches or pillow fights, and that’s why my mom didn’t want me to watch wrestling. But when my parents divorced, I was able to watch wrestling again, and that’s when I started to really get into wrestlers like Ivory.” — Bayley

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As we come to the end of this collection of 101 Being a Mother quotes, we are reminded of the timeless wisdom and profound insights shared by mothers throughout the ages.

From the simple yet profound joys of cuddling a newborn to the monumental sacrifices made in the name of love, each quote encapsulates a facet of the extraordinary journey of motherhood.

Through the laughter and tears, the triumphs and tribulations, one thing remains constant: the indomitable spirit of mothers who pour their hearts and souls into nurturing and shaping the lives of their children.

These quotes serve as a testament to the resilience, strength, and unwavering devotion that define the essence of motherhood.

As we reflect on the words of inspiration and encouragement shared within these pages, let us celebrate the profound impact that mothers have on our lives and the world at large.

Whether we are mothers ourselves or beneficiaries of a mother’s love, may we never take for granted the privilege of being touched by the boundless love and selflessness of a mother’s heart.

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