Sunday Open Thread

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. ~Tenneva Jordan

A suburban mother’s role is to deliver children obstetrically once, and by car forever after. ~Peter De Vries

The phrase “working mother” is redundant. ~Jane Sellman

She never quite leaves her children at home, even when she doesn’t take them along. ~Margaret Culkin Banning

He is a poor son whose sonship does not make him desire to serve all men’s mothers. ~Harry Emerson Fosdick

The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new. ~Rajneesh

Any mother could perform the jobs of several air traffic controllers with ease. ~Lisa Alther

One of the very few reasons I had any respect for my mother when I was thirteen was because she would reach into the sink with her bare hands – bare hands – and pick up that lethal gunk and drop it into the garbage. To top that, I saw her reach into the wet garbage bag and fish around in there looking for a lost teaspoon. Bare hands – a kind of mad courage. ~Robert Fulghum

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, 1987

A mom forgives us all our faults, not to mention one or two we don’t even have. ~Robert Brault

The tie which links mother and child is of such pure and immaculate strength as to be never violated. ~Washington Irving



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