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100 Mother-Daughter Quotes

motherhoodPublished July 28, 2022

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Are you looking for mother-daughter quotes to write inside a birthday, Mother’s Day, or even a sympathy card? You’ve come to the right place. The mother-daughter relationship is one of the most special on earth, and while there are many ways to express that, the use of rhetoric is incredibly touching. Below, I’ve compiled a list of the best mother-daughter quotes for you to share with your loved ones.

100 Mother-Daughter Quotes

1. Words are not enough to express the unconditional love that exists between a mother and a daughter. — Caitlin Houston

2. Happiness is mother and daughter time. — Unknown

3. By the time you realize your mother was right, you have a daughter who thinks that you’re wrong. — Sada Malhotra

4. Mothers and daughters are closest when daughters become mothers. — Unknown

5. Mother and daughter from the start, best friends forever from the heart. — Unknown

6. 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

7. A daughter is someone you laugh with, dream with, and love with all your heart. — Unknown

8. My mom taught me a woman’s mind should be the most beautiful part of her. — Sonya Teclai

9. A daughter is just a little girl who grows up to be your best friend. — Unknown

10. No one in this world can love a girl more than her mother. — Unknown

11. It’s not easy being a mother. If it were, fathers would do it. — The Golden Girls

12. If you ever feel like giving up, just remember there is a little girl watching who wants to be just like you. — Unknown

13. Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs since the payment is pure love. — Mildred B. Vermont

14. Mother and daughter never truly part, maybe in distance but never in heart. — Unknown

15. Someday, when the pages of my life end, I know that you will be one of the most beautiful chapters. — Unknown

16. My mom is literally a part of me. You can’t say that about many people except relatives and organ donors. — Carrie Latet

17. A mother and a daughter always share a special bond, which is engraved on their hearts. — Unknown

18. My daughter is my biggest achievement. She is a little star, and my life has changed so much for the better since she came along. — Denise Van Outen

19. A mother is the only person in the world who can turn a daughter’s worries and fears into happiness. — Unknown

20. I am not a princess because I have a prince, but because a queen raised me. — Unknown

21. Courage, sacrifice, determination, commitment, toughness, heart, talent, guts. That’s what little girls are made of. — Bethany Hamilton

22. A mother is a daughter’s best friend. — Unknown

23. The love between a mother and daughter is FOREVER. — Unknown

24. What the daughter does, the mother did. — Jewish Proverb

25. A daughter is God’s way of saying, ‘Thought you could use a lifelong friend.’ — Unknown

26. I am a strong woman because a strong woman raised me. — Unknown

Celebrity Mother-Daughter Quotes

27. There were times when, in middle school and junior high, I didn’t have a lot of friends. But my mom was always my friend. Always. — Taylor Swift

28. My mother is everything to me. She’s my anchor, she’s the person I go to when I need to talk to someone. She is an amazing woman. — Demi Lovato

29. I remember being seven and asking my mom if I was as pretty as Monique (my best friend in grade school). And with all the love in the world, my mom looked at me and said, ‘Oh, honey, you’re so funny.’ So, she doesn’t lie to me . . . she answers the question by not answering and instead tells me what she thinks is my greatest strength. — Jennifer Aniston

30. We used to sing along to Judy Garland and Ella Fitzgerald records together. She had the most amazing voice . . . She’s always encouraged me, and she’s still that person who, when things look dire, lifts me up and reminds me of who I am and that we all have a capacity for greatness. – Sheryl Crow

31. The mother-daughter relationship is the most complex. — Wynonna Judd (on mom, Naomi Judd)

32. What’s beautiful about my mother is her compassion, how much she gives, whether it be to her kids and grandkids or out in the world. She’s got a sparkle. — Kate Hudson (on mom, Goldie Hawn)

33. My mom is a hard worker. She puts her head down, and she gets it done. And she finds a way to have fun. She always says, ‘Happiness is your own responsibility.’ That’s probably what I quote from her and live by the most. — Jennifer Garner

34. I would say that my mother is the single biggest role model in my life, but that term doesn’t seem to encompass enough when I use it about her. She was the love of my life. — Mindy Kaling

35. As my mom always said, ‘You’d rather have smile lines than frown lines.’ — Cindy Crawford

36. Over the years, I learned so much from mom. She taught me about the importance of home and history and family and tradition. She also taught me that aging need not mean narrowing the scope of your activities and interests or a diminution of the great pleasures to be had in the everyday. — Martha Stewart

37. Acceptance, tolerance, bravery, compassion. These are the things my mom taught me. — Lady Gaga

38. My mom had four kids, one with special needs. She had a full-time job, and she still came home and made dinner for us every night from scratch. It was amazing. — Eva Longoria

39. My mom has always been my hero. Watching her experience something like breast cancer was pivotal, I think, in my whole family’s life and experience. She is one strong lady. — Emma Stone

40. She raised us with humor, and she raised us to understand that not everything was going to be great—but how to laugh through it. — Liza Minnelli (on mom, Judy Garland)

41. I’m still amazed at how my mother emerged from her lonely early life as such an affectionate and levelheaded woman. — Hillary Clinton

42. My parents elected me president of the family when I was 4. We actually had an election every year, and I always won. I’m an only child, and I could count on my mother’s vote. — Condoleezza Rice

43. My mother . . . had a very deep inner spirituality that allowed her to rebuild her life. It’s extraordinary that she had such a strong sense of self and such a commitment to the future, and such a strong creative sense that she could build new worlds for herself and for us out of the total devastation in her life. — Caroline Kennedy

44. I unapologetically and unabashedly am deeply biased toward my mother. — Chelsea Clinton

45. 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

46. A mother’s arms are more comforting than anyone else’s. — Princess Diana

47. My mother was my role model before I even knew what that word was. — Lisa Leslie

48. 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

Literary Mother-Daughter Quotes

49. The best place to cry is in a mother’s arms. — Jodi Picoult

50. When a mother dies, a daughter grieves. And then her life moves on. She does, thankfully, feel happiness again. But the missing her, the wanting her, the wishing she were still here — I will not lie to you, although you probably already know. That part never ends. — Hope Edelman, Motherless Daughters: The Legacy of Loss

51. I truly believe that the death of my mother has made me the way I am today. I’m a survivor, mentally strong, determined, strong-willed, self-reliant, and independent. I also keep most of my pain, anger, and feelings inside. I refuse to be vulnerable to anyone, especially my husband. The only people who see that more emotional or softer side are my children. That too because of my mother. – Hope Edelman, Motherless Daughters: The Legacy of Loss

52. 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

53. One is a mother to shield when lightning streaks the night, when thunder shakes the earth when mud bogs one down. One is a mother in order to love without beginning or end. — Mariama Bâ, So Long a Letter

54. God couldn’t be everywhere, so that is why he invented mothers. — Daphne Wilder, Because I Said So

55. My Mother: she is beautiful, softened at the edges, and tempered with a spine of steel. I want to grow old and be like her. — Jodi Picoult

56. Good daughters make good mothers. — Abigail G. Whittlesey

57. Sometimes, the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws. — Barbara Kingsolver

58. 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

59. When someone asks you where you come from, the answer is your mother. — Anna Quindlen

60. No daughter and mother ever live apart, no matter what the distance between them. — Christie Watson

61. Mother and daughter got on very well indeed, with a deep affection founded on almost complete misunderstanding. — Mary Stewart

62. A mother who radiates self-love and self-acceptance actually vaccinates her daughter against low self-esteem. — Naomi Wolf

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

64. Mothers are like glue. Even when you can’t see them, they’re still holding the family together. — Susan Gale

65. Mother-daughter disagreements were, in hindsight, basically mother stating the truth and daughter taking her own sweet time coming around. — Barbara Delinsky

66. A mother’s love is like an everlasting bed of roses that continues to blossom. A mother’s love bears strength, comfort, healing, and warmth. Her beauty is compared to a sunny day that shines upon each rose petal and inspires hope. — Ellen J. Barrier

67. The woman who is my best friend, my teacher, my everything: Mom. — Sandra Vischer

68. Of course, mothers and daughters with strong personalities might see the world from very different points of view. — Katherine Howe

69. Her mother would tell her she was beautiful and that everything was all right. — Sarah Addison Allen

70. A mother’s and daughter’s love is never separated. — Viola Shipman (Wade Rouse)

71. The more a daughter knows the details of her mother’s life, the stronger the daughter. — Anita Diamant

72. Mother was comfort. Mother was home. — Ruta Sepetys

73. Mothers of daughters are daughters of mothers and have remained so, in circles joined to circles, since time began. — Signe Hammer

74. The bond between a mother and her child is the only real and purest bond in the world, the only true love we can ever find in our lifetime. — Ama H. Vanniarachchy

75. Mothers and their children are in a category all their own. There’s no bond so strong in the entire world. No love so instantaneous and forgiving. — Gail Tsukiyama

76. In a child’s eyes, a mother is a goddess. — N.K. Jemisin

77. She is the creature of life, the giver of life, and the giver of abundant love, care, and protection. Such are the great qualities of a mother. — Ama H. Vanniarachchy

78. We mothers are learning to mark our mothering success by our daughters’ lengthening flight. — Letty Cottin Pogrebin

79. Mother is a verb. It’s something you do. Not just who you are. — Dorothy Canfield Fisher

80. A mother’s love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible. — Marion C. Garretty

81. My mother is a never-ending song in my heart of comfort, happiness, and being. I may sometimes forget the words, but I always remember the tune. — Graycie Harmon

82. Mothers and daughters together are a powerful force to be reckoned with. — Melia Keeton-Digby

83. We have a secret in our culture, and it’s not that birth is painful. It’s that women are strong. — Laura Stavoe Harm

84. A mother’s love is everything. It is what brings a child into this world. It is what molds their entire being. When a mother sees her child in danger, she is literally capable of anything. Mothers have lifted cars off of their children and destroyed entire dynasties. A mother’s love is the strongest energy known to man. — Jamie McGuire

85. The art of mothering is to teach the art of living to children. — Elaine Heffner

86. To a child’s ear, ‘mother’ is magic in any language. — Arlene Benedict

87. Mothers possess a power beyond that of a king on his throne. — Mabel Hale

88. Being a mother is learning about strengths you didn’t know you had. — Linda Wooten

89. In the mother’s eyes, her smile, her stroking touch, the child reads the message: ‘You are there!’ — Adrienne Rich

90. There is something about losing a mother that is permanent and inexpressible — a wound that will never quite heal. — Susan Wiggs

91. There is no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one. — Jill Churchill

92. There is an emptiness inside of me — a void that will never be filled. No one in your life will ever love you as your mother does. There is no love as pure, unconditional, and strong as a mother’s love. And I will never be loved that way again. — Hope Edelman, Motherless Daughters: The Legacy of Loss

93. My mother wanted me to be her wings, to fly as she never quite had the courage to do. I love her for that. I love the fact that she wanted to give birth to her own wings. — Erica Jong

94. The older I get, the more I see the power of that young woman, my mother. — Sharon Olds

95. Having a little girl has been like following an old treasure map with the important paths torn away. — Heather Gudenkauf

96. A mother’s treasure is her daughter. — Catherine Pulsifer

97. As they get older, our daughters become more and more like us too. — Amy Newmark

98. A daughter is one of the most beautiful gifts this world has to give. — Laurel Atherton

99. As is the mother, so is her daughter. — Ezekiel 16:4

100. The loveliest masterpiece of the heart of God is the heart of a mother. — St. Therese of Lisieux

Which of these 100 mother-daughter quotes do you think best celebrate the special mother-daughter dynamic? I personally love Condoleeza Rice’s comment that she could always count on her mother’s vote. I think it perfectly expresses a mother’s unconditional love and support for her daughter. Are you looking for more mother-daughter quotes? Check out our best mom quotes or Happy Mother’s Day quotes.

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