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Mother’s Day Quotes: 10 Sentimental Sayings for Mum

Want to make Mother’s Day special this year? Whether she’s a gorgeous grandma or a magnificent new mum, why not warm her heart with one – or several – of the below quotes about mothers? They'll certainly make her heart glow with warmth and remind her why being a mother is one of the greatest gifts in life.

We have spent some time pulling together the best motherhood quotes from our favourite stars. Comedic, brutally honest, but always full of love… Like every mother! These quotes perfectly describe the unique, life changing and exhausting experience of being a mother, and are a sweet and funny reminder of how special Mum’s are.


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“Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.”

– Robert Browning, English poet


“Motherhood was the great equalizer for me; I started to identify with everybody. … As a mother, you have that impulse to wish that no child should ever be hurt, or abused, or go hungry, or not have opportunities in life.”

— Annie Lennox, singer-songwriter


“When your mother asks, "Do you want a piece of advice?" it's a mere formality. It doesn't matter if you answer yes or no. You're going to get it anyway.”

- Erma Bombeck, American humorist


“To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power. Or the climbing, falling colours of a rainbow.”

— Maya Angelou, poet, singer and activist


“My mother's menu consisted of two choices: Take it or leave it.”

- Buddy Hackett, comedian and actor


“Motherhood has completely changed me. It’s just about like the most completely humbling experience that I’ve ever had. I think that it puts you in your place because it really forces you to address the issues that you claim to believe in, and if you can’t stand up to those principles when you’re raising a child, forget it.”

— Diane Keaton, film actress and director


“You instantly become less selfish. You can’t be the biggest person in the world anymore—they are. Motherhood really grounds you.”

— Keri Russell, actress and dancer


“Motherhood has a very humanizing effect. Everything gets reduced to essentials.”

— Meryl Streep, American actress


“Being a mom has made me so tired—and so happy.”

— Tina Fey, actress, comedian and writer


“Motherhood is tough. If you just want a wonderful little creature to love, you can get a puppy.”

- Barbara Walters, American broadcast journalist


We absolutely adore these sweet and entertaining quotes describing the wonderful gift that is motherhood. If you are struggling to think of the right gift for your darling mum why not buy a charming personalised gift and use one of these quotes in the special message?