Up-Close and Personal: Describing My Mother Through Beautiful Quotes
If someone would ask me now who’s my biggest inspiration, I wouldn’t even have to think twice and I would instantly answer – my mother! I’ve always looked up to her and I will always follow her advice. I’m not discrediting my father (I love him dearly as well), but in this article, I want to give it a shot, make it really personal and apply famous quotes from famous people on my relationship with my mother.
While reading, you can do it too. See if you can relate to me and to the quotes I’ve picked. Our mothers are never really only our mothers, the ones that gave birth to us. She is our best friend constantly ready to listen to us, a sister who’s always there when you need her, she’s our superheroes rescuing us from o our mess, she’s the only human who has the unconditional and immeasurable love for us. This kind of bond can’t and will never be described properly with words. I believe it was Robert A. Heinlein, the American novelist who said: “Being a mother is an attitude, not a biological relation”. It’s a connection that not even love can cover it.
Like I’ve already said, I picked some quotes from different authors and I think can reflect my awesome relationship with my amazing mother. Doing so, I’ve got three type of scenarios:
Advice – Mother’s Knows It All:
1.” When your mother asks, ‘Do you want a piece of advice?’ it is a mere formality. It doesn’t matter if you answer yes or no. You’re going to get it anyway” – this quote is from American humorist Erma Bombeck and I think it reflects my mother totally. I find it easy to talk about anything with my mother, she’s open, I’m open, it works fantastically. And yes, like every mom out there, she will give me the piece of advice, even when I don’t want to hear it (because I know she’s right, I know that she has more life experience than I have). She always gave me free will and she left me to choose, but she always made me face the risks and the safety of a particular situation. It’s always up to me what I decide to do next. Needless to say, she always proves right! And I’m not afraid of admitting when I’m wrong or when I choose wrong.
2.”My mother drew a distinction between achievement and success. She said that achievement is the knowledge that you have studied and worked hard and done the best that is in you. Success is being praised by others, and that’s nice, too, but not as important or satisfying. Always aim for achievement and forget about success” reading this quote by Helen Hayes made me wonder – was she raised by my mother? Kidding. But the resemblance is amazing. My mom always taught me that getting a good education is what matters the most. I didn’t have to be the smartest kid from my class, I needed to be the smartest version of me. Growing up, I knew I had to read books, learn new things, develop myself because that way I would always be on the road to success.
3.”My mother always taught me never to look back in regret but to move on to the next thing”. – Richard Branson. That’s one thing that I will always cherish about my mother (and my father). Whenever I failed, I wasn’t punished, scolded or criticized. I was encouraged to get up and try again or do better. And trust me, that helped a lot. Because of that today, as an adult, I look different at things and at life.
Love – That’s what mothers are made of:
1.”We are born of love. Love is our mother”- Rumi. Being a mother is a full-time, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for the rest of our lives. Translation – from the day I was born up until now (and until the rest of our lives) my mom was always there for me. I remember she would come from work, really tired and she would still help me do my homework (because let’s face it, sometimes we need the help of our parents to finish). After that, we’d grab a snack and always play a little or have some family time. She always made time for me, so I’ve never felt neglected or abandoned. That way I felt loved, cherished and appreciated.
2.”A mother’s love liberates”. This great quote from Maya Angelou it’s the deepest I’ve found. My mom, your mom and every mother out there will always put love first. The way she always cared for me and helped me all the time, made me appreciate her more. Being a little child, I didn’t really understand the depth of this, but now, looking back, growing with a loving mother, I understand how liberating it was – I grew up to a confident adult, I know that I can stand on my own, I had a great childhood and that gives me the opportunity to have a normal adulthood.
3.”Motherhood: All love begins and ends there”- Robert Browning. So true! A mother’s love is the purest form of love there is out there. My mom showed me what unconditional love is, she thought me what is love and she told me that everything starts and ends with love. It is important to show your mother how much you love her once in awhile because she will feel appreciated and cared of. A mother doesn’t expect anything in return for her efforts. She gives you affection, you give her affection right back. That’s how it works. That’s all she needs from you.
Funny – There’s always something comic:
1.”I love it when mothers get so mad they can’t remember your name. “Come here, Roy, er, Rupert, er, Rutabaga… what is your name, boy? And don’t lie to me, because you live here, and I’ll find out who you are”– quote from comedian Bil Cosby. I was a creative kid, always finding new ways to entertain myself when my mother was busy. Sometimes, they were good ideas, sometimes they were not. Of course, I upset her. When she would be mad at me, she would call me by my full name, she would never mistake it (take that, Cosby!). When I would hear her call me like that, I knew I was in trouble.
2.”I had a nightmare last night. I dreamed Dolly Parton was my mother and I was a bottle baby”. Henny Youngman brings the funniest quote to my post. C’mon, we all been in Youngman’s shoes. We all imagined somebody else to be our mothers and how our life would be in that situation. I remember I used to imagine that my mom was Lorelai and I was Rory from the “Gilmore Girls” show. I don’t think I’ve ever confessed this to her, so here it is! Truth’s out. They were so awesome together, bonding along just fine. Now I realize we actually were and still are like that. I would never replace my mom!
3.”They say our mothers really know how to push our buttons – because they installed them”: as funny as this quote from Robin Williams sounds, there is a big truth in it. My mother always knows when something is wrong with me. We talk on the phone and after few seconds, just like magic, she knows when I’m having a bad day or when I’m not feeling well. I finally found the explanation thanks to Robin!
So, I guess my little experiment worked! These quotes from famous people talking about their mothers or about mothers, in general, can actually reflect on my connection with my mom. Why? Because even though mine is different from yours, in the essence, mothers all the same – loving and caring women who would do anything for their babies/children. That’s why, maybe, while reading my story you probably identified yourself too. To every mother out there – we love you, we appreciate you and we thank you. Dear mom, I love you and you’re awesome! I’m proud to be your daughter!
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