Odds are, you have a few gems from your mother rolling around in your head. (“Chew with your mouth closed.” “Stand up straight!” “Would it kill you to run a comb through your hair?”)
But how can you put into words how much the woman who wiped your dirty bum, tied your shoes, and made you countless PB&Js really means to you? We’ve got you covered.
From the mouths of George Washington to Tina Fey, here are 10 famous quotes to celebrate mom this Mother’s Day.
I Heart Mom Quotes
"My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. I attribute all my success in my life to the moral, intellectual, and physical education I received from her." - George Washington
"A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials, heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine, desert us when troubles thicken around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts." -- Washington Irving
"My mother had a slender, small body, but a large heart - a heart so large that everybody's joys found welcome in it, and hospitable accommodation." -- Mark Twain
"She is my first, great love. She was a wonderful, rare woman - you do not know; as strong, and steadfast, and generous as the sun. She could be as swift as a white whiplash, and as kind and gentle as warm rain, and as steadfast as the irreducible earth beneath us." -- D. H. Lawrence
"My mother has always been my emotional barometer and my guidance. I was lucky enough to get to have one woman who truly helped me through everything." -- Emma Stone
“The best way to keep children home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant—and let the air out of the tires.” -- Dorothy Parker
“If you bungle raising your children, I don't think whatever else you do well matters very much.” -- Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
"As a working mother high heels don't really fit into my life anymore — but in a totally wonderful way. I would much rather think about my son than myself." -- Sarah Jessica Parker
"Sometimes, when I want to take on the world, I try to remember that it's just as important to sit down and ask my son how he's feeling or talk to him about life." -- Angelina Jolie
"I think every working mom probably feels the same thing: You go through big chunks of time where you're just thinking, 'This is impossible — oh, this is impossible.' And then you just keep going and keep going, and you sort of do the impossible." -- Tina Fey