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Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own.

Tags: Children, Mom  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

Mothers all want their sons to grow up to be president, but they don't want them to become politicians in the process.

Tags: Become, Parenting  ✍ Author: John F. Kennedy

All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That's his.

Tags: Become, Women  ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

I grew up with all mothers, all women. I come from a long line of matriarchs, very strong women.

Tags: Strong, Women  ✍ Author: Erykah Badu

Men are what their mothers made them.

Tags: Men, Mom  ✍ Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson

I've played a lot of mothers in my movies.

Tags: Movies, Played  ✍ Author: Vera Farmiga

We take a lot for granted as second wave feminists, what our mothers and aunts did for us.

Tags: Granted, Second  ✍ Author: Vera Farmiga

I can't think why mothers love them. All babies do is leak at both ends.

Tags: Love, Why  ✍ Author: William Feather

I am sure that if the mothers of various nations could meet, there would be no more wars.

Tags: Mom, Sure  ✍ Author: E. M. Forster

If Romeo and Juliet make a tragedy of it nowadays, they have only to blame their own mismanagement, for the world is with them as it has never been before, and all sensible fathers and mothers know it.

Tags: Blame, Sensible  ✍ Author: Paul Gallico

I will tell you what I can't abide - and I think the Internet has really created a space for it - women criticizing other women and mothers criticizing other mothers.

Tags: Tell, Women  ✍ Author: Jennifer Garner

If birth matters, midwives matter. In Europe, there are hospitals where the cesarean rate is less than 10%, and you'll find midwives in these hospitals, you'll see a lot less re-admissions with infections and complications, and you'll see a lot less injury to mothers.

Tags: Less, Matter  ✍ Author: Elizabeth Gaskell

I care much more about saving the lives of mothers and babies than I do about a fancy museum somewhere.

Tags: Care, Lives  ✍ Author: Melinda Gates

Obviously Victoria and Mel B have become mothers and there is a part of me that wants to be a mum.

Tags: Become, Wants  ✍ Author: Geri Halliwell

God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.

Tags: God  ✍ Author: Rudyard Kipling

All chefs are like Jewish mothers. They want to feed you and feed you and impress you. It's an eagerness to please.

Tags: Jewish, Please  ✍ Author: Padma Lakshmi

Catholics have guilt and Jews have guilt, fine. But mothers can trump them all.

Tags: Fine, Guilt  ✍ Author: Diane Lane

I hope my tongue in prune juice smothers, If I belittle dogs and mothers.

Tags: Hope, Tongue  ✍ Author: Ogden Nash

Countries are either mothers or fathers, and engender the emotional bristle secretly reserved for either sire.

Tags: Either, Emotional  ✍ Author: Edna O\'Brien

Don't fear the terrorists. They're mothers and fathers.

Tags: Fathers, Fear  ✍ Author: Rosie O\'Donnell

It's interesting to me that I get cast as mothers and really maternal, sweet, nice people... Maybe I have a vulnerability or something; maybe that's what it is.

Tags: Nice, Sweet  ✍ Author: Elizabeth Reaser

Mothers are all slightly insane.

Tags: Insane, Slightly  ✍ Author: J. D. Salinger

A free race cannot be born of slave mothers.

Tags: Cannot, Free  ✍ Author: Margaret Sanger

We all grew up, our grandmothers and mothers had about three channels to watch, so we watched those soaps and now, a generation has grown up with the Internet and computers and video games.

Tags: Computers, Three  ✍ Author: Jack Wagner

How simple a thing it seems to me that to know ourselves as we are, we must know our mothers names.

Tags: Mom, Simple  ✍ Author: Alice Walker
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I always resented books that tried to teach a lesson, where the characters are too good: They don't swear, they tell their mothers everything.

Tags: Good, Tell  ✍ Author: Cecily von Ziegesar

What do girls do who haven't any mothers to help them through their troubles?

Tags: Help, Mom  ✍ Author: Louisa May Alcott

I don't see myself as a role model; people should look to mothers and sisters as role models.

Tags: Role, Sisters  ✍ Author: Lily Allen

There are enough scary rock & roll mothers in the world.

Tags: Enough, Rock  ✍ Author: Tori Amos

When the mothers start to shatter, then everything just comes undone.

Tags: Shatter, Start  ✍ Author: Tori Amos

If you are a nurturing mother, and a good one, you can go to play groups, sit on the floor and play all the games, and have tea with the other mothers, but wouldn't you like to think that's not all there is? That you haven't hung up your high heels without knowing how to walk in them?

Tags: Good, Mother  ✍ Author: Tori Amos

Our mothers are racked with the pains of our physical birth; we ourselves suffer the longer pains of our spiritual growth.

Tags: Growth, Spiritual  ✍ Author: Mary Antin

Since God had commanded it, it was necessary that I do it. Since God commanded it, even if I had a hundred fathers and mothers, even if I had been a King's daughter, I would have gone nevertheless.

Tags: God, Since  ✍ Author: John Arbuthnot

Their mothers had finally caught up to them and been proven right. There were consequences after all but they were the consequences to things you didn't even know you'd done.

Tags: After, Done  ✍ Author: Margaret Atwood

If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?

Tags: Hands, Works  ✍ Author: Milton Berle

We are not a Zappa cover band. We only play Frank's songs that were recorded by the Mothers of Invention and I think a lot of those songs were complex.

Tags: Band, Songs  ✍ Author: Jimmy Carl Black

I think a lot of the Mothers stuff that we recorded was written while we were on the road.

Tags: Road, While  ✍ Author: Jimmy Carl Black

We never got anything out of the recordings. I'm still as broke as I was when I was with the Mothers.

Tags: Broke, Recordings  ✍ Author: Jimmy Carl Black

I think that the old Mothers started that trend of rehearsing long hours. We went as long as the later bands did except we didn't get paid for it like they did.

Tags: Old, Started  ✍ Author: Jimmy Carl Black

The purpose of The Motherhood Manifesto is mothers really need to be given the ability to parent.

Tags: Parent, Purpose  ✍ Author: Nina Blackwood

The capitalist class shoots down mothers and children. It stops at nothing, no matter how monstrous, to prevent the organization of the workers.

Tags: Children, Matter  ✍ Author: Robert Bloomfield

And getting older, what's happening is, I play only mothers.

Tags: Getting, Older  ✍ Author: Sonia Braga

There should be a worldwide law, in my opinion, that mothers should breastfeed their babies for six months.

Tags: Law, Opinion  ✍ Author: Gisele Bundchen

No fathers or mothers think their own children ugly.

Tags: Children, Parenting  ✍ Author: Miguel de Cervantes

The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.

Tags: Control, Fear  ✍ Author: Noam Chomsky

Cohabitation seems a greater leap in cities because it's all the harder to extract oneself if things turn sour. It's what keeps otherwise functional adults living with their mothers.

Tags: Living, Seems  ✍ Author: Sloane Crosley

So the experts think we could have an AIDS-free generation in Africa by 2015, even if the mothers are positive.

Tags: Generation, Positive  ✍ Author: Alan Cumming

Even if they knew the truth of their own feelings, most mothers would be socially and emotionally incapable of revealing it.

Tags: Feelings, Truth  ✍ Author: Henry Ian Cusick

How can there be so many mothers in the world but so little sense of what it might be to become one?

Tags: Become, Sense  ✍ Author: Henry Ian Cusick

Our mothers' generation fought so hard to change things and we're the first generation to benefit. And now you get girls in their twenties who say they're not feminists.

Tags: Change, Hard  ✍ Author: Kristin Davis

Mothers don't let your daughters grow up to be models unless you're present.

Tags: Mom, Present  ✍ Author: Janice Dickinson

There are plenty of mothers who should not be allowed to raise their children.

Tags: Allowed, Children  ✍ Author: Bernadine Dohrn

Tired mothers find that spanking takes less time than reasoning and penetrates sooner to the seat of the memory.

Tags: Time, Tired  ✍ Author: Will Durant

I believe that always, or almost always, in all childhoods and in all the lives that follow them, the mother represents madness. Our mothers always remain the strangest, craziest people we've ever met.

Tags: Lives, Mother  ✍ Author: Marguerite Duras

It's unfortunate that there's such a disconnect between what's happening on our legislatures and what the public knows about, the consequences what that means for ourselves, our mothers and our wives.

Tags: Between, Means  ✍ Author: Sandra Fluke

We criticize mothers for closeness. We criticize fathers for distance. How many of us have expected less from our fathers and appreciated what they gave us more? How many of us always let them off the hook?

Tags: Off, Parenting  ✍ Author: Ellen Goodman

I'm sure there were plenty of loving, attentive mothers in the 'me generation,' but none of them lived at my house.

Tags: House, Sure  ✍ Author: Ariel Gore

It is well for us that we are born babies in intellect. Could we understand half what mothers say and do to their infants, we should be filled with a conceit of our own importance, which would render us insupportable through life.

Tags: Life, Understand  ✍ Author: Augustus Hare

I know we will look back on this and think how odd it was we were championing the rights of lone mothers to bring up their children on benefit.

Tags: Children, Rights  ✍ Author: Harriet Harman

All mothers go through the exact same things.

Tags: Exact  ✍ Author: Angie Harmon

And some of what we're doing in Government even now, some of the welfare reform programs that are helping lone mothers come into work are based on things that were very new under the Labour Government in the eighties.

Tags: Government, Work  ✍ Author: Patricia Hewitt

The more we refuse to buy into our inner critics - and our external ones too - the easier it will get to have confidence in our choices, and to feel comfortable with who we are - as women and as mothers.

Tags: Confidence, Women  ✍ Author: Arianna Huffington

Today, Arizona's sons and daughters, mothers and fathers are proudly serving their country.

Tags: Country, Today  ✍ Author: Jane D. Hull

Children like their mothers especially to be standing still and watching them, even if they are sleeping. At least that's how I felt. There's nothing wrong with the self-interest of children; it's just the way they are.

Tags: Children, Wrong  ✍ Author: Thomas Kincade

It's the kind of clothes that mothers and daughters can wear, in terms of concept... It's not about age. It's about taste, and it's about lifestyle. I believe women of all ages can wear anything.

Tags: Age, Women  ✍ Author: Ralph Lauren

They say geniuses mostly have great mothers. They mostly have sad fates.

Tags: Great, Sad  ✍ Author: D. H. Lawrence

All my friends' mothers were appalling women.

Tags: Friends, Women  ✍ Author: Doris Lessing

Working mothers do an hour more per day than working fathers do and working mothers do on average an hour more per day with the kids than working fathers do.

Tags: Kids, Working  ✍ Author: James Levine

The relationship I have to my fatherland is like that of mothers with crippled children: they love them all the more, the more crippled they are. Germany is the background of all my plans, the return to Germany.

Tags: Children, Love  ✍ Author: Friedrich List

Mothers tend to be more direct. Fathers talk to other fathers about their kids more metaphorically. It's a different way of communication.

Tags: Kids, Talk  ✍ Author: Tina Louise

Mothers don't want to pinch me or put me in their purse.

Tags: Purse, Put  ✍ Author: Paul Lynde

I was called a misogynist because I was reducing women to mothers. 'Reducing women to mothers' - now there is possibly the most anti-women statement I've heard.

Tags: Heard, Women  ✍ Author: Steven Moffat

Sexism is not the fault of women - kill your fathers, not your mothers.

Tags: Fault, Women  ✍ Author: Robin Morgan

If you look at the 9/11 highjackers, certainly they were educated, some even had university degrees, but nobody really checked their mothers, who were nearly all illiterate.

Tags: Educated, Nobody  ✍ Author: Viggo Mortensen

Mothers unconsciously allow more latitude to sons, and open encouragement, and with daughters they treat them as they would treat themselves.

Tags: Themselves, Treat  ✍ Author: Jerry Orbach

So, babies are taken from their mothers because they get temporarily insane and it's not the mother's fault. This is the thing: they shouldn't feel ashamed. They didn't cause this. It is not something they did to themselves.

Tags: Mother, Themselves  ✍ Author: Marie Osmond

The worker can unionize, go out on strike; mothers are divided from each other in homes, tied to their children by compassionate bonds; our wildcat strikes have most often taken the form of physical or mental breakdown.

Tags: Children, Often  ✍ Author: Adrienne Rich

We mothers of grown-up daughters tend to view them with a mixture of love, exasperation, irritation and awe.

Tags: Love, View  ✍ Author: Anne Robinson

I know what it's like to struggle and to have those concerns that all mothers have.

Tags: Concerns, Struggle  ✍ Author: Ann Romney

I hope the fathers and mothers of little girls will look at them and say 'yes, women can.'

Tags: Hope, Women  ✍ Author: Dilma Rousseff

Hating the Yankees is as American as pizza pie, unwed mothers, and cheating on your income tax.

Tags: American, Cheating  ✍ Author: Mike Royko

We have tried you citizens; we are trying you now, and you have a couple of dollars for the sorrowing mothers, brothers and sisters by way of a charity gift.

Tags: Gift, Trying  ✍ Author: Rose Schneiderman

I sincerely believe that if Bush and Cheney recognized the full humanity of other people's mothers around the world, they wouldn't commit the crimes they commit.

Tags: Full, Humanity  ✍ Author: Wallace Shawn

I'm a mother. Mothers multi-task.

Tags: Mother  ✍ Author: Sherri Shepherd

Our mothers give us so many gifts. They give us the precious gift of life, of course, but they also leave treasured lessons that can guide us along our journeys even when they are no longer with us.

Tags: Give, Life  ✍ Author: Maria Shriver

I think women who lead full lives are better mothers.

Tags: Lives, Women  ✍ Author: Jada Pinkett Smith

Most mothers are instinctive philosophers.

 ✍ Author: Harriet Beecher Stowe

I value mothers and motherhood enormously. For every inattentive or abusive mother in my fiction I think you'll find a dozen or so who are neither.

Tags: Mother, Value  ✍ Author: William Trevor

I've shared the fate of many working mothers; I felt guilty like them.

Tags: Guilty, Working  ✍ Author: Valerie Trierweiler

At about 40, the roles started slowing down. I started getting offers to play mothers and grandmothers.

Tags: Getting, Started  ✍ Author: Kathleen Turner

One could not be a successful scientist without realizing that, in contrast to the popular conception supported by newspapers and mothers of scientists, a goodly number of scientists are not only narrow-minded and dull, but also just stupid.

Tags: Stupid, Successful  ✍ Author: James D. Watson

Mothers are the necessity of invention.

Tags: Mom, Necessity  ✍ Author: Bill Watterson

One thing all stage mothers share is an overpowering ambition for their daughters.

Tags: Ambition, Stage  ✍ Author: Lawrence Welk

I get e-mails from mothers asking me to call their daughters for a date. I have a great life.

Tags: Great, Life  ✍ Author: Shaun White

Mothers and daughters have that rivalry thing.

Tags: Daughters, Rivalry  ✍ Author: Gretchen Wilson

Mothers and fathers do really crazy things with the best of intentions.

Tags: Best, Crazy  ✍ Author: Frederick Wiseman
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