Best Famous Mother’s Day Quotes

Last updated: February 28th, 2023 Published on: February 21, 2020

Looking for a thoughtful, funny or inspirational quote to wow your family this Mother’s Day? Whether you’re looking for the right words to showing your mum with love and appreciation, or you just want something clever to write in your Mother’s Day card, we’ve got you sorted. Our greeting card experts have tracked down the best quotes from famous folks throughout history – perfect perfect for your card, messages, or the all-important mum appreciation Instagram story.

Funny Mother’s Day Quotes

Make your mum laugh this Mother’s Day and add some fun to your celebrations with some of the funniest quotes that perfectly capture the joys and quirks of motherhood.

  • “Any mother could perform the jobs of several air traffic controllers with ease.” – Lisa Alther
  • “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
  • “My mother never had time for me. When you’re the middle child in a family of five million, you don’t get any attention.” –Woody Allen
  • “Don’t forget Mother’s Day. Or as they call it in Beverly Hills, Dad’s Third Wife Day.” –Jay Leno
  • “The interesting thing about being a mother is that everyone wants pets, but no one but me cleans the kitty litter.” –Meryl Streep
  • “All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That’s his.” –Oscar Wilde
  • “Clarity and focus don’t always come from God or inspirational quotes. Usually, it takes your mother to slap the reality back into you.” –Shannon L. Alder
  • “Our mothers always remain the strangest, craziest people we’ve ever met.” –Marguerite Duras
  • “My mother had a good deal of trouble with me but I think she enjoyed it.” –Mark Twain
  • “If you aren’t yelling at your kids, you’re not spending enough time with them” –Reese Witherspoon

Mother’s Day Quotes From Popular Books

From Agatha Christie to Peter Abraham, we’ve rounded up our favourite quotes about motherhood that are perfect for Mother’s Day. So, whether you’re looking for heartfelt quotes to make her beam with pride or something profound to make you look clever for social media, we’ve got you covered. You’re welcome 😉

  • “Mom had the kind of love for her that you could feel like it was part of the atmosphere.”
    Peter Abraham, Down the Rabbit Hole
  • “When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.”
    Sophia Loren, Women and Beauty
  • “Mothers are all slightly insane.”
    J.D. Salinger, Catcher in the Rye
  • “A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dates all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.”
    Agatha Christie, The Last Séance
  • “I am sure that if the mothers of various nations could meet, there would be no more wars.”
    E.M. Forster, Howard’s End
  • “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, A Mother’s Love
  • “To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power. Or the climbing, falling colours of a rainbow.”
    Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Celebrities Best Quotes

If your mum has a soft spot for a particular celebrity, why not see if you can find a Mother’s Day quote from them to make her day extra special? So, whether Leonardo DiCaprio has a special place in her heart or she can’t get enough Oprah, here’s our top picks for quotes about mums from some of our fav celebs.

  • “Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love and fearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love” – Stevie Wonder
  • “It’s a funny thing about mothers and fathers. Even when their own child is the most disgusting little blister you could ever imagine, they still think he or she is wonderful” – Roald Dahl
  • “My mother taught me to be nice to everybody. And she said something before I left home. She said, ‘I want you to always remember that the person you are in this world is a reflection of the job I did as a mother” – Jason Segel
  • “My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it” – Mark Twain
  • “Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother” – Oprah Winfrey
  • “My mother is a walking miracle” – Leonardo DiCaprio
  • “Whatever else is unsure in this stinking dunghill of a world, a mother’s love is not.” – James Joyce
  • “A mother’s arms are more comforting than anyone else’s.” – Princess Diana
  • “She raised us with humour, and she raised us to understand that not everything was going to be great—but how to laugh through it.” – Liza Minnelli
  • “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

We hope you’ve been inspired by all these quotes, or even loved a couple so much that you reuse them in your own card message. If you’re still looking for the perfect poetic, thoughtful, or funny Mother’s Day card to match any of these quotes, why not check out some card ideas below or exlpore our full range of unique Mother’s Day cards? We bet you’ll find something she’ll love.