The Murderer's Daughters (2010, pg. 13)
If neither governesses or mothers know, how can they teach? So long as education is not provided for them, how can it be provided by them?(Sarah) Emily Davies
Motherhood will only be a joyous and responsible human act when women are free to make, with full conscious choice and full human responsibility, the decisions to become mothers.
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
Get away from the fear. Don't fear the terrorists. They're mothers and fathers.Rosie O'Donnell
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
And how we become like our parents! How their scorned advice – based, we felt in our superiority, on prejudices and muddled folk wisdom – how their opinions are subsequently borne out by our own discoveries and sense of the world, one after one. And as this happens, we realise with increasing horror that proposition which we would never have entertained before: our mothers were right!alexander mccall smith
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
You went around back, where in the playground kids were dangling from the jungle gym waiting for mothers; connie could feel their cold skinned knees and barked knuckles–Bunce always said that imagining pain and discomfort was worse for her than the real thing when it came, which it almost never did.john crowley
Freud pointed out, in his Problem of Lay Analysis , that it is extremely unlikely that a young man who would throw the best years of his life into the cloistered drudgery of getting an M.D. degree, could possibly make a good psychoanalyst; so he preferred to look for young analysts among the writers, the lawyers, the mothers of families, those who had chosen human contact. But in their economic wisdom, the Psychoanalytic Institute of Vienna (and New York) overruled him.paul goodman
Only in America, Rabbi Golden, do these peasants, our mothers, get their hair dyed platinum at the age of sixty, and walk up and down Collins Avenue in Florida in pedalpushers and mink stoles and with opinions on every subject under the sun. It isn’t their fault they were given a gift like speech look, if cows could talk, they would say things just as idiotic.philip roth
I am she, O most bucolical juvenal, under whose charge are placed the milky mothers of the herd.walter scott
The bravest battle that ever was fought, shall I tell you where and when? On the maps of the world you will find it not, it was fought by the mothers of men.joaquin miller
mothers were the only ones you could depend on to tell the whole, unvarnished truth.Margaret Dilloway
We come out of our mothers naked; everything else is just drag!
That would hang us, every mother’s son.
mothers and daughters find in each other the source of great comfort but also of great pain. We talk to each other in better and worse ways than we talk to anyone else.Deborah Tannen
Oh, Men, with Sisters dear! Oh, Men, with mothers and Wives! It is not linen you're wearing out, But human creatures' lives!thomas hood