Whether it’s your mum’s birthday or Mother’s Day, sometimes finding the inspirational words to use can be a little hard.

If you want to keep it simple, get inspired by our collection of over 50 quotes about motherhood! We are sure your mum will appreciate and relate to them – and it doesn’t hurt to throw in fresh flowers and maybe some chocolates? Your mum deserves the best right?

50+ Motherhood Quotes

  1. Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws. – Barbara Kingsolver
  2. To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power. Or the climbing, falling colors of a rainbow. – Maya Angelou
  3. Being a mom has made me so tired. And so happy. – Tina Fey
  4. Babies are bits of star-dust blown from the hand of God. Lucky the woman who knows the pangs of birth for she has held a star. – Larry Barretto
  5. We have a secret in our culture, and it’s not that birth is painful. It’s that women are strong. – Laura Stavoe Harm
  6. Grown don’t mean nothing to a mother. A child is a child. They get bigger, older, but grown. In my heart it don’t mean a thing.—Toni Morrison
  7. Kids don’t stay with you if you do it right. It’s the one job where, the better you are, the more surely you won’t be needed in the long run.—Barbara Kingsolver
  8. The influence of a mother in the lives of her children is beyond calculation.—James E. Faust
  9. Before you were conceived I wanted you. Before you were born I loved you. Before you were here an hour I would die for you. This is the miracle of Mother’s Love. – Maureen Hawkins
  10. Making the decision to have a baby is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.  Elizabeth Stone 
  11. The most important thing she’d learned over the years was that there was no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one. – Jill Churchill
  12. In pregnancy, there are two bodies, one inside the other. Two people live under one skin. When so much of life is dedicated to maintaining our integrity as distinct beings, this bodily tandem is an uncanny fact. – Joan Raphael-Leff
  13. A mother does not become pregnant in order to provide employment to medical people. Giving birth is an ecstatic jubilant adventure not available to males. It is a woman’s crowning creative experience of a lifetime.  John Stevenson
  14. Birth is the epicenter of women’s power. –Ani DiFranco
  15. A ship under sail and a big-bellied woman, Are the handsomest two things that can be seen common. –Benjamin Franklin
  16. Before you were born I carried you under my heart. From the moment you arrived in this world until the moment I leave it, I will always carry you in my heart.  Mandy Harrison
  17. Whether your pregnancy was meticulously planned, medically coaxed, or happened by surprise, one thing is certain—your life will never be the same. – Catherine Jones
  18. I believe the choice to become a mother is the choice to become one of the greatest spiritual teachers there is. – Oprah
  19. Most mothers are instinctive philosophers. —Harriet Beecher Stowe
  20. Mother is a verb. It’s something you do. Not just who you are. — Cheryl Lacey Donovan
  21. The art of mothering is to teach the art of living to children. —Elaine Heffner
  22. If I had my life to live over, instead of wishing away nine months of pregnancy, I’d have cherished ever moment and realized that the wonderment growing inside me was the only chance in life to assist God in a miracle. – Erma Bombeck
  23. Grown don’t mean nothing to a mother. A child is a child. They get bigger, older, but grown. In my heart it don’t mean a thing. – Toni Morrison
  24. Birth takes a woman’s deepest fears about herself and show her that she is stronger than them. – Unknown
  25. Motherhood has a very humanizing effect. Everything gets reduced to essentials. —Meryl Streep
  26. The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children. —Jessica Lange
  27. Birth is a mystery. Words are not enough. – Marie O’Connor
  28. Kids don’t stay with you if you do it right. It’s the one job where, the better you are, the more surely you won’t be needed in the long run. – Barbara Kingsolver
  29. If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands? —Milton Berle
  30. Most mothers are instinctive philosophers. —Harriet Beecher Stowe
  31. To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power. Or the climbing, falling colors of a rainbow. —Maya Angelou
  32. Whatever else is unsure in this stinking dunghill of a world, a mother’s love is not. – James Joyce
  33. Whether your pregnancy was meticulously planned, medically coaxed, or happened by surprise, one thing is certain – your life will never be the same. – Catherine Jones 
  34. My mother groaned, my father wept, into the dangerous world I leapt.  William Blake
  35. Pregnancy is a process that invites you to surrender to the unseen force behind all life. – Judy Ford
  36. Having kids—the responsibility of rearing good, kind, ethical, responsible human beings—is the biggest job anyone can embark on. —Maria Shriver
  37. [Motherhood is] the biggest gamble in the world. It is the glorious life force. It’s huge and scary—it’s an act of infinite optimism. —Gilda Radner
  38. In giving birth to our babies, we may find that we give birth to new possibilities within ourselves. —Myla and Jon Kabat-Zinn
  39. The phrase ‘working mother’ is redundant. —Jane Sellman
  40. [A] mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled. —Emily Dickinson
  41. A mother’s arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them. —Victor Hugo
  42. There’s no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one. —Jill Churchill
  43. Babies are bits of star-dust blown from the hand of God. Lucky is the woman who knows the pangs of birth for she has held a star. – Larry Barretto
  44. A baby fills a place in your heart that you never knew was empty.  Author Unknown
  45. There is such a special sweetness in being able to participate in creation. – Pamela S. Nadav
  46. Sometimes when you pick up your child you can feel the map of your own bones beneath your hands, or smell the scent of your skin in the nape of his neck. This is the most extraordinary thing about motherhood – finding a piece of yourself separate and apart that all the same you could not live without. – Jodi Picoult 
  47. All the time we wondered and wondered, who is this person coming, growing, turning, floating, swimming deep, deep inside? – Crescent Dragonwagon
  48. To be pregnant is to be vitally alive, thoroughly woman, and distressingly inhabited. Soul and spirit are stretched – along with body – making pregnancy a time of transition, growth, and profound beginnings. – Anne Christian Buchanan
  49. That first pregnancy is a long sea journey to a country where you don’t know the language, where land is in sight for such a long time that after a while it’s just the horizon – and then one day birds wheel over that dark shape and it’s suddenly close, and all you can do is hope like hell that you’ve had the right shots. – Emily Perkins
  50. Making a decision to have a child–it’s momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. – Elizabeth Stone
  51. Truthfully, being pregnant is changing me as a person. Each day is part of this amazing journey that has completely shifted the focus of my life and made me reevaluate my personal and professional goals.  Holly Madison
  52. Because I feel that, in the Heavens above / The angels, whispering to one another, / Can find, among their burning terms of love / None so devotional as that of ‘Mother. – Edgar Allen Poe

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