Sunday, May 08, 2005

Happy Mother's Day


Arrangement in Grey and Black: Portrait of the Painter's Mother
James Abbott McNeil Whistler

"Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws." - Barbara Kingsolver

"If you bungle raising your children, I don't think whatever else you do well matters very much." - Jacqueline Kennedy Onasis

"Life is nothing but a series of crosses for us mothers." - Colette

"A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie." - Tennevra Jordan

"All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That's his." - Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest, 1895

"Oh what a power is motherhood, possessing a potent spell!" - Euripedes

"The story of a mother's life: Trapped between a scream and a hug." - Cathy Guisewite, "Like Mother, Like Daughter"

"Grown don't mean nothing to a mother. A child is a child. They get bigger, older, but grown? What's that suppose to mean? In my heart it don't mean a thing." - Toni Morrison, Beloved

"I looked on child-rearing not only as a work of love and duty but as a profession that was fully as interesting and challenging as any honorable profession in the world and one that demanded the best that I could bring it." - Rose Kennedy

"It is not what you do for your children but what you have taught them to do for themselves that will make them successful human beings." - Ann Landers

"It kills you to see them grow up. But I guess it would kill you quicker if they didn't." - Barbara Kingsolver

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