10 Great Quotes From Our Favorite Literary Moms | Writer’s Relief

May 3, 2023 | Literary Fun

10 Great Quotes From Our Favorite Literary Moms | Writer’s Relief

May is the month when we celebrate mothers—but we can honor our moms (and those who are like moms to us) every day of any month! At Writer’s Relief, we decided to showcase some of our favorite literary characters who are also mothers. Here are 10 great quotes from our favorite literary moms and mother figures.

10 Quotes From Literary Moms, Grandmothers, and Mother Figures

“It doesn’t matter who you are or what you look like, so long as somebody loves you.”—Grandmama in The Witches by Roald Dahl


“When you feel discontented, think over your blessings, and be grateful.”—Marmee March in Little Women by Louisa May Alcott


“You – will – never – touch – our – children – again!”—Molly Weasley in Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling


“Normal is a terrible thing to aspire to… Aim higher.”—Patrick in The Guncle by Steven Rowley


“Never forget this: You’re mine. Mine to me. No matter where you go, or what they may call you, you will always be my son.” —Raksha in The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling


“It’s all right…I’m happy for you.”—Eddie’s mother in the five people you meet in heaven by Mitch Albom

“Never mind what others think; it’s what you think that matters.”—Gran in The Maid by Nita Prose


“Good behavior in the first place is more important than theatrical apologies afterward.”—Marilla in Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery


“People are more than just the way they look.”—Dr. Kate Murry in A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle


“Only you pick that crab. Nobody else take it. I already know this. Everybody else want best quality. You thinking different.”—Suyuan Woo in The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan


Bonus Quotes From Authors Who Are Moms

“It’s up to us, as mothers and mother-figures, to give the girls in our lives the kind of support that keeps their flame lit and lifts up their voices—not necessarily with our own words, but by letting them find the words themselves.”—Michelle Obama

“Successful mothers are not the ones who have never struggled. They are the ones who never give up despite the struggles.”—Sharon Jaynes

“My mom said there’s a sunrise and a sunset every day and you can choose to be there or not. You can put yourself in the way of beauty.”—Cheryl Strayed

“I will look after you and I will look after anybody you say needs to be looked after, any way you say, I am here. I brought my whole self to you. I am your mother.”—Maya Angelou


Question: Who is your favorite literary mom or mother figure?