Mother’s Day Quotes From World-famous Authors

At, we love books and we also love our moms! That’s why we’ve curated some of our favourite quotes on motherhood penned by some of the world’s most famous authors.

To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power. Or the climbing, falling colors of a rainbow.” – I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

In a child’s eyes, a mother is a goddess. She can be glorious or terrible, benevolent or filled with wrath, but she commands love either way. I am convinced that this is the greatest power in the universe.” – The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin

Love as powerful as your mother’s for you leaves it’s own mark. To have been loved so deeply, even though the person who loved us is gone, will give us some protection forever.” – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K.Rowling

“A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity. It dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.”The Hound of Death by Agatha Christie

Being a mother is an attitude, not a biological relation.” – Have Space Suit—Will Travel by Robert A. Heinlein

I am sure that if the mothers of various nations could meet, there would be no more wars.” – Howards End by E.M. Forster

But behind all your stories is your mother’s story, for hers is where yours begins.” – For One More Day by Mitch Albom

“‘Can anything harm us, mother, after the night-lights are lit?’‘Nothing, precious,’ she said; ‘they are the eyes a mother leaves behind her to guard her children.’” – Peter Pan by Sir J. M. Barrie

A mother knows what her child’s gone through, even if she didn’t see it herself.” – Gadis Pantai by Pramoedya Ananta Toer

I knew then that no matter how hard you tried, no matter how many jars of honey you threw, no matter how much you thought you could leave your mother behind, she would never disappear from the tender places in you.” – The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

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