For the Love of Books and Mom: 12 Literary Quotes for Mother’s Day


Happy Mother’s Day to everyone. Regardless of our current status in life, we can all celebrate the day because without our mothers we wouldn’t be here. Thanks  Mom!

I love books. Reading is one of my favorite pastimes. There are currently more than 10 books waiting for me on my nightstand. My mother is not a book lover like me. I got that trait from my dad. Thanks Dad!  It’s probably not a big surprise that I also love words, quotes, and sayings. In fact, I collect them. Check out my Pinterest quote boards here.

I’m also a mom. Sometimes being Mom is a hard job and I look for inspiration and motivation. Motivation, inspiration, collecting quotes…can you see where I’m going with this? Since motherhood touches every human on the planet, it has been written about a lot. After all, most stories are written about some aspect of the human condition and the human condition is pretty reliant on mothers. What better way to celebrate Mother’s Day than to share some great literary quotes about mothers?


12 Literary Quotes about Mothers


amy tan


Our first experience with love, caring, and affection is with our moms.



albom quote


Simply put, without our mother’s life story, our’s would not exist.


jk rowling quote


I always have to include a quote from Harry Potter. It’s one of my favorite children’s series. And without Harry’s mother’s love, there wouldn’t be a story.


angelou quote


Maya Angelou’s words are so beautiful. And she had an amazing mother.


em forester


I have seen variations of this many times. I agree with all of them.


wooten quote


This one really speaks to me. I have found strength and overcome fear since becoming a mother. If anything, that strength has grown as my kids have grown. Unfortunately, so have the things to be afraid of.


being a mother


It is worth it. Even on the tough days, it is worth it.


toni morrison quote


My baby boy is as tall as me and still growing….but he’ll always be my baby.


down the rabbithole quote


I can only hope my kids know that I love them like this.


dreaming water quote


Isn’t it amazing how our mom’s love us so fiercely?


fisher quote


Mother is a verb. I have mothered many children over the years, not just my own. To mother is one of the most rewarding jobs I have ever had.


steinbeck quote


There’s not perhaps about it, Mr. Steinbeck. Parenting is not for wimps.


Wishing everyone a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend. I am so lucky to be spending it with my children and my mother. They are blessings in my life that I know I should not to take for granted. These quotes have helped me refocus my attention on the importance of slowing down and appreciating what I have. I hope they help you too.


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