Sunday, May 3, 2009

Writers on Motherhood



Mother's Day is next Sunday, and we wanted to take a moment to give a shout out to all the great moms we know, with some help from some of our literary friends:

Because I feel that in the heavens above/ The angels whispering one to another/Can find among their burning tears of love/None so devotional as that of "Mother"/Therefore, by that dear name I have long called you/You who are more than mother unto me.~Edgar Allan Poe

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

If I was damned of body and soul/I know whose prayers would make me whole/Mother o' mine, O mother o'mine.~Rudyard Kipling

Whatever else is unsure in this stinking dunghill of a world a mother's love is not. ~James Joyce

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

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

A mother's arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them. ~Victor Hugo

[A] mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled. ~Emily Dickinson

All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That's his. ~Oscar Wilde

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.-- Agatha Christie

The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.-- Honore' de Balzac

To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power.-- Maya Angelou

My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it.-- Mark Twain


Happy Mother's Day to all of our favorite moms!


The Little Shop Crew

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