Mother’s Day quotes from world-famous writers

We’ve curated some of our favourite Mother’s Day quotes penned by world-famous writers, to help you express your sentiments this Mother’s Day.


At a time when we want to celebrate the many roles that mothers and maternal figures play in our lives, our own words can sometimes fail to do our sentiments justice. So, from the hilarious to the heartfelt, we’ve curated a list of our favourite quotes about mothers by world-famous writers, especially for Mother’s Day.


Inspiring quotes


I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings

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



The Last Séance

"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."




Funny quotes


"It's a funny thing about mothers... Even when their own child is the most disgusting little blister you could ever imagine, they still think that he or she is wonderful."



Sweet quotes


Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

“He didn't realise that love as powerful as your mother's for you leaves its own mark.”




Sad quotes


“I didn't get to grow up and pull away from her and bitch about her with my friends and confront her about the things I'd wished she'd done differently and then get older and understand that she had done the best she could and realize that what she had done was pretty damn good and take her fully back into my arms again. Her death had obliterated that. It had obliterated me. It had cut me short at the very height of my youthful arrogance. It had forced me to instantly grow up and forgive her every motherly fault at the same time that it kept me forever a child, my life both ended and begun in that premature place where we'd left off. She was my mother, but I was motherless. I was trapped by her, but utterly alone. She would always be the empty bowl that no one could fill. I'd have to fill it myself again and again and again.”