70 Heartwarming Mother Daughter Quotes

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The mother-daughter bond is quite powerful. A woman’s relationship with her mother affects all other areas of her life. In fact, the connection between a mother and her young girl is one of the most imprinting childhood experiences. As such, mothers teach their girls by example what it means to be a loving, kind woman that grabs life by the horns. Therefore, all other relationships of a woman and the way she will eventually raise her own children is heavily influenced by the relationship with her own mother. As children, we often do not realize how much our mothers have done for us and the important role they continue to play in our lives. For all the wonderful things our mothers have done for us, they deserve so much more than just a giant thank you. To celebrate the unique and wonderful relationship between a mother and daughter, we’ve created the following collection of heartfelt statements. Enjoy these wonderful mother daughter quotes.

Even though the mother-daughter relationship may experience a couple of downswings doing puberty, things usually settle once adulthood is reached.

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

The unconditional love of a mother for her daughter forms one of the strongest bonds possible. At the same time, the relationship between a mother and her daughter is a very complex, often times complicated but in almost all cases highly rewarding one.

Mother daughter quotes

Enjoy the following collection of beautiful mother daughter quotes.

Raising a young girl as a mother is definitely not easy. In fact, it will require numerous sacrifices that moms are just too willing to make for their beloved daughters. To honor all the little things but also the major things mothers do for their daughters, the following collection of quotes was created.

70 Heartwarming Mother Daughter Quotes

The beautiful thing about these heartfelt statements is that they beautifully remind us how powerful the connection between a mother and daughter can be. As such, these inspiring mother daughter quotes highlight the importance of never allowing the deep and loving bond between a mother and daughter to weaken.

Here are these inspiring mother daughter quotes:

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“A daughter is a mother’s gender partner, her closest ally in the family confederacy, an extension of herself. And mothers are their daughters’ role model, their biological and emotional road map, the arbiter of all their relationships.”
Victoria Secunda

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

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“We mothers have a wonderfully precious and truly powerful role to play in the future self-images of our daughters. The truth is, the most effective way to inculcate in our daughters a fighting chance at life-long self-love and empowerment is not in the books we read to them, or the workshops we send them to, or the media we do or do not expose them to, or even the things we tell them, rather it is in the reflection of self-love and empowerment they see in us, their mothers. The model of our own empowerment gives our daughters permission to be powerful.”
Melia Keeton-Digby

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

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

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“As a child, I was very careful not to erase my mother’s writing on the chalkboard because I would miss her.”
Joyce Rachelle

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“When I think of the exquisite love and sympathy which might be between a mother and daughter, I feel myself defrauded of a beautiful thing rightfully mine, in a world where for me such things are pitiably few.”
Mary MacLane

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

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“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

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“From her thighs, she gives you life and how you treat she who gives you life shows how much you value the life given to you by the Creator. And from seed to dust there is ONE soul above all others. That you must always show patience, respect, and trust – this woman is your mother.”
Suzy Kassem

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“No matter how old you are, you always want your mother’s love and acceptance. I guess I’m hoping one day I’ll get it back.”
Hilary Grossman

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“The woman who is my best friend, my teacher, my everything: Mom.”
Sandra Vischer

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“Whosoever does not believe in the existence of a sixth sense has clearly not regarded their own mother. How it is they know all they know about you, even those secrets you locked away so tightly in the most hidden compartments of your heart, remains one of the great mysteries of the world. And they don’t just know—they know instantly.”
Narissa Doumani

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“When someone asks you where you come from, the answer is your mother… When your mother’s gone, you’ve lost your past. It’s so much more than love. Even when there’s no love, it’s so much more than anything else in your life. I did love my mother, but I didn’t know how much until she was gone.”
Anna Quindlen

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“My mother was like sand. The kind that warms you on a beach when you come shivering out of the cold water. The kind that clings to your body, leaving its impression on your skin to remind you where you’ve been and where you’ve come from. ”
Clare Vanderpool

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“Maybe she’d never really known her mother at all. And if you couldn’t know the person whose body was your first home, then who could you ever know?”
Brit Bennett

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“I allowed myself unintentionally to be led to hurt you, my dearest child, for whom I would have given at every moment my life! Reflection came always too late, but not the deserved punishment! My sufferings were great, very great. God be praised that those terrible times are gone by and that only death can separate me from you, my beloved Victoria.”
Cecil Woodham-Smith

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“Probably there is nothing in human nature more resonant with charges than the flow of energy between two biologically alike bodies, one of which has lain in amniotic bliss inside the other, one of which has labored to give birth to the other. The materials are here for the deepest mutuality and the most painful estrangement.”
Adrienne Rich

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“A mother’s and daughters love is never separated.”
Viola Shipman

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“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. 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

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“Mother! The holiest body on earth without which even god’s existence seems next to impossible. A woman whose sufferings cannot be conveyed. A women whose love cannot be measured. The one who loves you unconditionally and protects you beyond her limits. Yes, she’s the real hero, a true warrior. Who can win millions of hearts just by her tender touch? She’s my bestie.”
Sarvani Rajdeep

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“The thing about mothers, I want to say, is that once the containment ends and one becomes two, you don’t always fit together so nicely… The living mother-daughter relationship, you learn over and over again, is a constant choice between adaptation and acceptance.”
Kelly Corrigan

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“I’m blessed and I couldn’t be more grateful. Do you want to know why? Because I’m a mother, but that’s only half of it. I’m blessed because, when I need to, I can still just be a daughter. I get the feeling that there is nothing more precious than to have both of these roles, simultaneously.”
Adrianna Stepiano

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“How can she explain to Gustaf that within the magic circle of maternal energy, Irena has never managed to rule over her own lifeHow can she explain that the constant proximity of the mother would throw her back, into her weakness, her immaturity?”
Milan Kundera

25.

“I like it when my mother smiles. And I especially like it when I make her smile.”
Adriana Trigiani

26.

“He didn’t realize that love as powerful as your mother’s for you leaves its own mark.”
J.K. Rowling

27.

“As a little girl, she remembered many nights just like this one. Taking these long, halcyon walks with her mother; sometimes stopping for ice cream or even a soda and afterward sitting together outside on the apartment stoop to further escape the unbearable heat of their apartment. The interesting thing was, life with her mother didn’t start out twisted. It just ended up that way.”
L. Donsky-Levine

28.

“Mother was comfort. Mother was home. A girl who lost her mother was suddenly a tiny boat on an angry ocean. Some boats eventually floated ashore. And some boats, like me, seemed to float farther and farther from land”
Ruta Sepetys

29.

“You are my rainbow to keep. My eyes will always be watching you; never will I lose sight of you.”
Vesna M. Bailey

30.

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

31.

“I see my mother exactly as she is – sad and strong, tense and trying.”
Corey Ann Haydu

32.

“When “Here Comes the Sun” started, what happenedNo, the sun didn’t come out, but Mom opened up like the sun breaking through the clouds. You know how in the first few notes of that song, there’s something about George’s guitar that’s just so hopefulIt was like when Mom sang, she was full of hope, too. She even got the irregular clapping right during the guitar solo.”
Maria Semple

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“I smiled and looked at her- there she was with such a genuine grin and twinkle in her eyes. I kissed my mother on her forehead and took a long look into her hazel eyes. I wondered when I would have the next chance to see her as I whispered, ‘I love you.’„
Jori Nunes

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“On this walk, I’d had so much time and space to actually figure out who I was without my mother’s influence. I understood now: the things that my mother had found made her happy were not the same as the things that made me happy. And I understood: that was okay.”
Aspen Matis

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“Daughter, I want you to forgive easily, laugh loudly and never allow yourself to become the invisible, silent woman that your mother was. Daughter, this is how we soften our hearts and become better human beings.”
Diriye Osman

36.

“The more a daughter knows the details of her mother’s life […] the stronger the daughter.”
Anita Diamant

37.

“My mother is not evil. She is just a perfectly sensible snake, protecting her eggs and making her way in the world as best she can.”
Frances Hardinge

38.

“It is not the job of the child to protect her mother. It’s the mother’s job to protect the child. By allowing your mother to protect you, you gave her a gift. Do you understand me?”
Kristin Cashore

39.

“The best place to cry is on a mother’s arms.”
Jodi Picoult

40.

“My mother spoke highly of me, and to me. But more important, […] she was there with me. She had my back, supported me. This is the role of the mother, and in that visit, I really saw clearly, and for the first time, why a mother is really important. Not just because she feeds and also loves and cuddles and even mollycoddles a child, but because in an interesting and maybe an eerie and unworldly way, she stands in the gap. She stands between the unknown and the known.”
Maya Angelou

41.

“I had never confronted my parents with the true feelings I had for them, and I had certainly never expressed the depth of my feeling for my mother, being too selfish to try when I should have.”
Brooke Hayward

42.

“Lately, Mami’s eyes have been so dark, I don’t like looking into them because I’m afraid I’ll fall in.”
Raquel Cepeda

43.

“The first lesson every child of Athena learned: Mom was the best at everything, and you should never, ever suggest otherwise.”
Rick Riordan

44.

“Vividly seeing that love had always been my mother’s guide, I could finally release my anger—let go of it there in the woods—and move past it.”
Aspen Matis

45.

“If it weren’t for me, she wouldn’t have to take jobs like this. She would be half a planet away, floating in a turquoise sea, dancing by moonlight to flamenco guitar. I felt my guilt like a brand…. I had seen girls clamor for new clothes and complain about what their mothers made for dinner. I was always mortified. Didn’t they know they were tying their mothers to the ground? Weren’t chains ashamed of their prisoners?”
Janet Fitch

46.

“I turn around, looking for my mother. It’s not that I don’t care about her. It’s just that our relationship is more complicated than the usual daughter-mother relationship. The rosy love I’m supposed to feel for her is slashed with black and splattered with various shades of gray.”
Susan Ee

47.

“I think about following her, but I want to give Zoe a minute alone with her mother. I want them to have the shift and redistribution of their relationship that I never got to have with my own mom, that acrobatic feat of love where everything is turned upside down and yet they are both still able to keep their balance.”
Jodi Picoult

48.

“There are women locked in my womb forever, the memory of their birth. All I can do now is liberate the fruit of their wombs. And it may be too late.”
Kiana Davenport

49.

“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

50.

“Her voice was perfect, custom-made for my ears. I wanted to hit the record button in my brain and save this all for later. Half of me was listening to her words, but the other half was mesmerized by the melody.”
Kathy Hatfield

51.

“In a corner of her heart she imagined her compassion as kindling that could ignite not only her tender and guarded feelings for her mother, but also jump across the void and ignite her mother’s feelings for her.”
Sonja Yoerg

52.

“I am first and foremost me, but right after that, I am a mother. The best thing that I can ever be, is me. But the best gift that I will ever have, is being a mother.”
C. JoyBell C.

53.

“My mom smiled at me. Her smile kind of hugged me.”
R.J. Palacio

54.

“Maybe I stepped into the skin my mother left behind, and became the girl my mother had been, the one she still wanted to be.”
Laura Kasischke

55.

“I got almost eighteen years with you. The best eighteen years of my life.”
Kristen Simmons

56.

“Out of the corner of one eye, I could see my mother. Out of the corner of the other eye, I could see her shadow on the wall, cast there by the lamp-light. It was a big and solid shadow, and it looked so much like my mother that I became frightened. For I could not be sure whether for the rest of my life I would be able to tell when it was really my mother and when it was really her shadow standing between me and the rest of the world.”
Jamaica Kincaid

57.

“Mother’s Day is coming up soon. If you’re lucky enough to still have your mother, tell her you’re grateful to her […] at some point, we must forgive each other for being flawed human beings. Many of us have trouble putting love or gratitude into words, but keep in mind that out actions always reveal our feelings. Always.”
Cassandra King

58.

“Her religious beliefs went first, for all she could ask of a god, or of immortality, was the gift of a place where daughters love their mothers; the other attributes of Heaven you could have for a song.”
Thornton Wilder

59.

“That’s the thing about Chinese mothers: hidden behind their maternal expectations and critical diatribes are women who will fight to the death for you. As soon as I called her Mama, Li-Ming would be my strongest ally for the only months I knew her.”
Kaitlin Solimine

60.

“She thought, she hoped, that the handkerchief was something fantastic, like a piece of a tale, but real, and just for her, a symbol of the real, hidden love of her mother.”
Shannon Hale

61.

“The bride’s getting ready to toss her bouquet, so get me up there! Mom said the day after she turned 96.”
June Shaw

62.

“Yes, it’s quite amazing how I continue to shock my mother even after all these years together”
Eloisa James

63.

“My mother and my mother’s mother were as silly and stumbling as I am when they were girls… Still, the love from my heart is overflowing, as bright and crimson as the heated metal in a blacksmith’s forge.”
Kim Dong Hwa

64.

“If you can’t go back to your mother’s womb, you’d better learn to be a good fighter.”
Anchee Min

65.

“A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.”
Washington Irving

66.

“In a child’s eyes, a mother is a goddess. She can be glorious or terrible, benevolent or filled with wrath, but she commands love either way. I am convinced that this is the greatest power in the universe.”
N.K. Jemisin

67.

“I loved my mother too,’ I said. ‘I still do. That’s the thing – it never goes away, even if the person does.”
Anna Carey

68.

“But now I see there’s no such thing as a woman. one woman. There are dozens inside every one of them. I probably should’ve figured this out sooner, but what child can see the women inside her mom, what with all that Motherness blocking out everything else?”
Kelly Corrigan

69.

“Mothers are urgently trying to tell something to their daughters, and this urgency is precisely what repels their daughters, forcing them to turn away. Mothers are left stranded, madly holding a lump of London clay, some grass, some white tubers, a dandelion, a fat worm passing the world through itself.”
Zadie Smith

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

In conclusion:

“All I know is that I carried you for nine months. I fed you, I clothed you, I paid for your college education. Friending me on Facebook seems like a small thing to ask in return.”
Jodi Picoult

I hope you enjoyed this collection of mother daughter quotes.

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