The Murderer's Daughters (2010, pg. 13)
Our mothers are our first teachers, and we teach others the same lessons we learn from them. As a child, when your mother believes in you, you believe in yourself, and when that happens, there is nothing you can’t do. As a mother, that is the greatest gift we can give to a child.Caroline Kennedy
A painting or sculpture not modelled on any real object is every bit as concrete and sensuous as a leaf or a stone.. ..(but) it is an incomplete art which privileges the intellect to the detriment of the senses... (art must be like..) fruit that grows in man, like a fruit on a plant or a child in it’s mother’s womb. (circa 1930)hans arp
Tenderly Kala nursed her little waif, wondering silently why it did not gain strength and agility as did the little apes of other mothers. It was nearly a year from the time the little fellow came into her possession before he would walk alone, and as for climbing — my, but how stupid he was!Edgar Rice Burroughs
Regardless of whom you pray to, during war our experiences as a community and as mothers are the same.leymah gbowee
We live in an age which eschews sentimentality as if it were a good deal more than the devil. (Actually, of course, a writer may be just as sentimental in laying undue emphasis on sexual crimes as on dying mothers: sentimental, like scientific, is an adjective that relates to method, not to matter.)Randall Jarrell
Let France have good mothers, and she will have good sons.
mothers observe all, absorb all, give all, forgive all, offer all, suffer all, feel all, heal all, hope for all, pray for all. But most of all, mothers love always.Richelle E. Goodrich
My coming to England in this way is, as I realize, so unusual that nobody will easily understand it. I was confronted by a very hard decision. I do not think I could have arrived at my final choice unless I had continually kept before my eyes the vision of an endless line of children's coffins with weeping mothers behind them, both English and German, and another line of coffins of mothers with mourning children.rudolf hess
I am tired of the warmakers making war with our children. I am tired of our tired troops being sent over to do the dirty work for mob bosses who are going to squeeze the life out of Iraq and not leave until every asset and every natural resource has been raped from the country. I am tired of seeing Iraqis burying their loved ones and hearing the reverberating screams of mothers all over our country who are being destroyed for the benefit of a very few.cindy sheehan
If any good comes out of the current famine in the Horn of Africa — amidst the pictures of mothers carrying dying babies at their shrivelled breasts and hollow-eyed children with swollen bellies and matchstick limbs — it will be galvanising the world on the need to ensure access to nutritious food for the world’s most vulnerable people.josette sheeran
Badly off as the men...were in your day, they were more fortunate than their mothers and wives.edward bellamy
I tried to explain to her the significance of the great poet, but without much success, The Waste Land not figuring very largely in Mam's scheme of things. "The thing is," I said finally, "he won the Nobel Prize." "Well," she said, with that unerring grasp of inessentials which is the prerogative of mothers, "I’m not surprised. It was a beautiful overcoat."Alan Bennett
Feminism was always wrong to pretend that women could “have it all.” It is not male society but mother nature who lays the heaviest burden on woman. No husband or day care can adequately substitute for a mother’s attention. My feminist heroes are the boldly independent and childless Amelia Earhart and Katherine Hepburn, who has been outspoken in her opposition to the delusion of “having it all.”camille paglia
If any changes were to be made in society it had to be by the mothers.
You mothers! God knew what He was about when He made you.L. M. Montgomery
He will be a man with strength of a myriad elephants, a great and royal rsi , of great fortune , great power , and great intelligence . And 100 powerful sons will be his, but because of his mother’s lack of virtue , he shall be born blind .
That would hang us, every mother’s son.
Farrell’s other eleven defenses are The PMS Defense:;; The Husband Defense (Warren, I don’t quite know how to summarize this one not sure I get it); The ‘Battered Woman Syndrome’ Defense, aka Learned Helplessness; ‘The Depressed Mother’ Defense:;; The ‘mothers Don’t Kill’ Defense:;; The ‘Children Need Their Mother’ Defense:;; The ‘Blame-The-Father, Understand-The-Mother’ Defense:;; The ‘My Child, My Right To Abuse It’ Defense:;; The Plea Bargain Defense:;; The Svengali Defense:;; and The Contract Killing Defense.warren farrell