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Quotes About Mother-Daughter Relationships

A list of quotes about mothers and daughters.

A list of quotes about mothers and daughters.

Mother-Daughter Quotes

"We mothers are learning to mark our mothering success by our daughters'
lengthening flight." —Letty Cottin Pogrebin

"You are your child's keeper until she's mature enough to keep herself." — Laura Ramirez

"Mothers of daughters are daughters of mothers and have remained so, in circles joined to circles, since time began." —Signe Hammer

"From the time she was born, until she was fifteen, I didn't know where I left off and she began. We were joined at the hip or the heart or the brain." —Lee Grant

"Maybe Mom is my alter ego and the woman I'm able to be when I'm working." —Mary Tyler Moore

Daughters Speaking About Their Mothers

"From the time I was a child I wanted to be like my mother. Not necessarily an actress—I never dreamed I'd have the courage. But an active, volatile woman like she was." —Isabella Rossellini

"The older I get, the more I see the power of that young woman, my mother." —Sharon Olds

"My mother wanted me to be her wings, to fly as she never quite had the courage to do. I love her for that. I love the fact that she wanted to give birth to her own wings." —Erica Jong

"When we weren't scratching each other's eyes out, we were making each other laugh harder than anyone else could." —Lucie Arnaz

"My mom is literally a part of me. You can't say that about many people except relatives, and organ donors." —Carrie Latet

"I like to talk to my mother every single day because hearing how delusional I may become one day makes me appreciate every day I have left with my sanity." —Tami Vernekoff

Every day I become a little bit more like my mother. . . and I couldn't be prouder.

Every day I become a little bit more like my mother. . . and I couldn't be prouder.

Eloquent Words About Mother-Daughter Relationships

"Momma was home. She was the most totally human, human being that I have ever known, and so very beautiful. Within our home, she was an abundance of love, discipline, fun, affection, strength, tenderness, encouragement, understanding, inspiration, support." —Leontyne Price

“ are my rainbow to keep. My eyes will always be watching you; never will I lose sight of you.” —Vesna Bailey

“I'm blessed and I couldn't be more grateful. Do you want to know why? Because I'm a mother, but that's only half of it. I'm blessed because, when I need to, I can still just be a daughter. I get the feeling that there is nothing more precious than to have both of these roles, simultaneously.” —Adrianna Stepiano

“A daughter is a mother's gender partner, her closest ally in the family confederacy, an extension of her self. And mothers are their daughters' role model, their biological and emotional road map, the arbiter of all their relationships.” —Victoria Secunda

“Having a little girl has been like following an old treasure map with the important paths torn away.” —Heather Gudenkauf

“Ah, how quickly the hands on the clock circle toward the future we thought was far away! And how soon we become our mothers.” —Peggy Toney Horton

Quotes About the Mother-Daughter Bond

“As a mother, I see the future in the present. Every little thing she does or says makes me form a hypothesis of how she will see life and treat others in 20 years. So I plan for how amazing she will be now. Instead of living my life, I have to live hers. Some may not understand how important it is to be a parent. How present, efficient, selfless, and imaginative you must be. But I do. I only pray that this little face is stronger than I am and more successful for this world and the next. I chase her butterflies. She was created from scratch and presented as a gift from God. She will never roam free, unattended and unloved.” —Kimberley Alecia Smith

“You were my home, Mother. I had no home but you” —Janet Fitch

“Yes, it's quite amazing how I continue to shock my mother even after all these years together” —Eloisa James

"A mother's treasure is her daughter." —Catherine Pulsifer

"If you would have a good wife, marry one who has been a good daughter." —Thomas Fuller

Anonymous Quotes About Mothers and Daughters

"A daughter may outgrow your lap, but she will never outgrow your heart." —Author Unknown

"Mothers and daughters are closest when daughters become mothers." ~Author Unknown

"A daughter is a gift of love." —Author Unknown

"Daughters are like flowers, they fill the world with beauty and sometimes attract pests. " —Author Unknown

"A daughter is the happy memories of the past, the joyful moments of the present, and the hope and promise of the future." —Author Unknown

"A daughter is a day brightener and a heart warmer." —Author Unknown

"What the daughter does, the mother did." —Jewish Proverb

"A daughter is a day brightener and a heart warmer." —Author Unknown

"A daughter is a gift of love." —Author Unknown

"A daughter is a little girl who grows up to be a friend." —Author Unknown

Famous Quotes About Mothers

"As long as a woman can look ten years younger than her own daughter, she is perfectly satisfied." —Oscar Wilde

"The mother-daughter relationship is the most complex." —Wynonna Judd

"The woman who bore me is no longer alive, but I seem to be her daughter in increasingly profound ways." —Johnnetta Betsch Cole

"Of all the haunting moments of motherhood, few rank with hearing your own words come out of your daughter's mouth. " —Victoria Secunda

"Every mother hopes that her daughter will marry a better man than she did, and is convinced that her son will never find a wife as good as his father did. " —Martin Andersen-Nexö

"Suddenly, through birthing a daughter, a woman finds herself face to face not only with an infant, a little girl, a woman-to-be, but also with her own unresolved conflicts from the past and her hopes and dreams for the future. . . . As though experiencing an earthquake, mothers of daughters may find their lives shifted, their deep feelings unearthed, the balance struck in all relationships once again off-kilter." —Elizabeth Debold and Idelisse Malave

"A daughter is a miracle that never ceases to be miraculous. . . full of beauty and forever beautiful. . . loving and caring and truly amazing." —Deanna Beisser

"A daughter is a treasure—and a cause of sleeplessness." —Ben Sirach

"A daughter is one of the most beautiful gifts this world has to give." —Laurel Atherton

"Our daughters are the most precious of our treasures, the dearest possessions of our homes, and the objects of our most watchful love." —Margaret E. Sangster

"What I wanted most for my daughter was that she be able to soar confidently in her own sky, whatever that may be." —Helen Claes

"I know a girl, she puts the color inside of my world."

"I know a girl, she puts the color inside of my world."

Further Reading About Mother-Daughter Relationships

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