Friday, April 17, 2009

Quotes: Motherhood (1)

Mother and children 1093 Mother: "…they make me almost as much a child as they themselves are!" Hawthorne: "The Snow Image." Same with teachers: they keep you young.

Motherhood 1090 "But, you must know, a mother listens with her heart, much more than with her ears…." Hawthorne: "The Snow Image"

Motherhood 334 "What the mother sings to the cradle goes all the way down to the coffin." Henry Ward Beecher. 1887. Gross, ed. Oxford Book of Aphorisms. You never outgrow your childhood.

Motherhood 234 "The baby was coming; each morning she was nauseated, chilly, bedraggled, and certain that she would never again be attractive; each twilight she was afraid…did not feel exalted, but unkempt and furious." Sinclair Lewis, Main Street.

Motherhood 234 Every matron hinted, “Now that you’re going to be a mother, dearie, you’ll get over all these ideas of yours and settle down.” Sinclair Lewis, Main Street. However, for some women, motherhood is not enough.

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