Quotations On Mother And Daughter Relationships Essay


Mother And Daughter Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old mother and daughter quotes, mother and daughter sayings, and mother and daughter proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


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

Victoria Secunda

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

Naomi Wolf

The more a daughter knows the details of her mother's life [ ] the stronger the daughter.

Anita Diamant

As mothers and daughters, we are connected with one another. My mother is the bones of my spine, keeping me straight and true. She is my blood, making sure it runs rich and strong. She is the beating of my heart. I cannot now imagine a life without her.     

Kristin Hannah

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

Signe Hammer

A mother's treasure is her daughter.      

Catherine Pulsifer

Mothers and daughters are closest, when daughters become mothers.

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We mothers are learning to mark our mothering success by our daughters' lengthening flight.

Letty Cottin Pogrebin

A son is a son till he takes him a wife, a daughter is a daughter all of her life.

Irish Saying

The mother-daughter relationship is the most complex.     

Wynonna Judd

A busy mother makes slothful daughters.      

Portuguese Proverb

Of course mothers and daughters with strong personalities might see the world from very different points of view.      

Katherine Howe

A daughter without her mother is a woman broken. It is a loss that turns to arthritis and settles deep into her bones.

Kristin Hannah

Mothers, look after your daughters, keep them near you, keep their confidence - that they may be true and faithful.

Elmina S. Taylor

I am not a perfect mother and I will never be. You are not a perfect daughter and you will never be. But put us together and we will be the best mother and daughter we would ever be.      

Zoraida Pesante

Good daughters make good mothers.      

Abigail G. Whittlesey

Sophie Caco, in Breath, Eyes, Memory, quotes her mother, “There’s a difference between what a person wants and what’s good for them” (72). In Edwidge Danticat’s novel, there is conflict between what Sophie wants and what her mother, Martine, believes is good for her. While Sophie wants to live in the great realm of Providence, her mother has a specific idea of what is good for her daughter—remaining pure until marriage, being the ideal, obedient daughter, and studying to become a doctor. The narrative voice in Breath, Eyes, Memory conveys how Sophie wholly violates her mother’s concept of what is good for her; Sophie becomes free from Martine in order to seek her Providence because she wants to finally put behind her the anguish of her mother’s horrifying past.

Martine’s horrifying past is one of the things that links her to her daughter. The ultimate impression Sophie gets of her mother before a six year time lapse in the narrative is the tragic story of how she was born. Part One ends with Martine divulging to Sophie that, “A man grabbed me from the side of the road, pulled me into a cane field, and put you in my body” (61). Martine and Sophie are now both linked by a rapist. Although Sophie does not say it explicitly, the...

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