35 Mother-Daughter Quotes That Are Almost as Sweet as Your Relationship

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Sigmund Freud was right: If it’s not one thing, it’s your mother. We all have one and she changed us for good. Maybe not for the better, but definitely for good.
If Facebook categorized the mother-daughter relationship it would be sorted as "It’s complicated." Whether you worship the ground she walks on or fight like cats and dogs, your bond is unique.
Here are 35 quotes to help you remember just how special your connection is:
1. “The more a daughter knows the details of her mother’s life, the stronger the daughter.” — Anita Diamant
2. “Motherhood is… difficult and rewarding.”— Gloria Estefan
3. “Call your mother. Tell her you love her. Remember, you’re the only person who knows what her heart sounds like from the inside.”— Rachel Mulchin
4. “No matter how old she may be, sometimes a girl just needs her mom.”— Cardinal Mermillod
5. “One of the most important relationships we have is the relationship we have with our mothers.”— Iyanla Vanzant
6. “A daughter is one of the most beautiful gifts this world has to give.”— Laurel Atherton
7. “A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.”— Agatha Christie
8. “A mother is not a person to lean on but a person to make leaning unnecessary.”— Dorothy C. Fisher
9. “The first lesson every child of Athena learned: Mom was the best at everything, and you should never, ever suggest otherwise.”— Rick Riordan
10. “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
11. “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 Second
12. “Having a little girl has been like following an old treasure map with the important paths torn away.”— Heather Gudenkauf
13. “My mom taught me a woman’s mind should be the most beautiful part of her.”— Sonya Teclai
14. “The older I get, the more I see the power of that young woman, my mother.”— Sharon Olds
15. “The mother-daughter relationship is the most complex.”— Wynonna Judd
16. “Mothers, look after your daughters, keep them near you, keep their confidence - that they may be true and faithful.”— Elmina S. Taylor
17. “My mom is literally a part of me. You can’t say that about many people except relatives, and organ donors.”— Carrie Latet
18. “My mother wanted me to be her wings, to fly as she never quite had the courage to do. I love her for that. I love the fact that she wanted to give birth to her own wings.”— Erica Jong
19. “As long as a woman can look ten years younger than her own daughter, she is perfectly satisfied.”— Oscar Wilde
20. “We mothers are learning to mark our mothering success by our daughters’ lengthening flight.”— Letty Cottin Pogrebin
21. “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
22. “When you are looking at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know.”— Charley Benetto
23. “There were times when, in middle school and junior high, I didn’t have a lot of friends. But my mom was always my friend. Always.”— Taylor Swift
24. “Words are not enough to express the unconditional love that exists between a mother and a daughter.”— Caitlin Houston
25. “Mother-daughter disagreements were, in hindsight, basically mother stating the truth and daughter taking her own sweet time coming around.”— Barbara Delinsky
26. “Mothers and daughters together are a powerful force to be reckoned with.”— Melia Keeton-Digby
27. “By the time you realize your mother was right, you have a daughter who thinks that you’re wrong.”— Sada Malhotra
28. “The woman who is my best, my teacher, my everything: Mom.”— Sandra Fischer
29.”A mother’s and daughter’s love is never separated.”— Viola Shipman
30.  “The living mother-daughter relationship, you learn over and over again, is a constant choice between adaption and acceptance.”— Kelly Corrigan
31. “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 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
32. “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
33.”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
34. “Mother and daughter got on very well indeed, with a deep affection founded on almost complete misunderstanding.”— Mary Steward
35. “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