„Children love their mothers. Especially with a boy child and his mother, there's a bond that's unbreakable. I love my mother to this day. One of the most painful things I ever had to do was bury her, realizing that even though I was her hero, I couldn't help her with this last thing. I couldn't help her get better. All I wanted was to give her everything she wanted. Everything my father didn't give her, everything she never had.“
Interview with Oprah Winfrey
„My mother and I have this really strangely close relationship. No other relationship can come close to it. It's frightening. Even when I'm in a relationship with a man, I compare it to my relationship with my mother. She is a friend, but she is still a mother, and everything a mother needs to be, she is. She is really observing and caring and doesn't want anything but giving because it's her joy. Even when I can't bear anybody, not even myself, she 's like the sun coming up to me. She dedicated all her life to me. Sometimes I feel that she gave her life to me and now it's my job to maybe take her somewhere. But what is it she doesn't know? She knows things I couldn't begin to know. Yet she is so fresh with ideas which I already take for granted. She sometimes wakes me up and says, 'Don't you see?“
— Nastassja Kinski German actress 1961
and she makes me see and feel things again. Nobody, not my father, not anybody, has done that for me, except movies.
As quoted in Denise Worrell (1989), Icons: Intimate Portraits.
„To me she was a woman but to herself she was still a child calling to her mother to hold her hand and help her. And her own mother, in the secret life we do not see, was a child too. I come from a line of children without end.“
— J.M. Coetzee, книга Life & Times of Michael K
Life & Times of Michael K (1983)
Контексте: He closed his eyes and tried to recover in his imagination the mudbrick walls and reed roof of her stories, the garden of prickly pear, the chickens scampering for the feed scattered by the little barefoot girl. And behind that child, in the doorway, her face obscured by shadow, he searched for a second woman, the woman from whom his mother had come into the world. When my mother was dying in the hospital, he thought, when she knew her end was coming, it was not me she looked to but someone who stood behind me: her mother or the ghost of her mother. To me she was a woman but to herself she was still a child calling to her mother to hold her hand and help her. And her own mother, in the secret life we do not see, was a child too. I come from a line of children without end.
„The day that my stepfather left was hard, though. Renee sat in a chair in the living room, wearing a pair of navy shorts and a purple polo shirt. She was sobbing into her hands. Her face was pressed into the side of the chair. I thought - and I will never forget this - I don't ever want to be like that. I love my mother, but in that moment, I saw her as weak. I knew that she could survive without a man, but she wanted a partner so badly that she let him ruin her life.“
— Erika Jayne American singer, actress and television personality 1969
Pretty Mess book (2018)
„She loved her mother and depended on her mother, and yet every single word her mother said annoyed her.“
— Ann Brashares, книга Sisterhood Everlasting
Источник: Sisterhood Everlasting
„She was in pain and I loved her, sort of loved her, I guess, so I kind of had to love her pain, too.“
— Sherman Alexie, книга The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Источник: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
„The truth is that I wasn't there with her when she needed me. Now she see's how I love Nanhoï and she believes that I can't love her as much as I love my son. That I've never loved her like this. I try to tell her that she's distorting everything in her pain and not seeing the truth. That I've painfully missed her since our separation and that I've never stopped loving her. But even though she gradually calms down, I have a feeling she doesn't believe me.“
— Klaus Kinski German actor 1926 - 1991
On his daughter, Nastassja. p. 286
„I want to talk to her. I want to have lunch with her. I want her to give me a book she just read and loved. She is my phantom limb, and I just can’t believe I’m here without her.”- on losing her best friend“
— Nora Ephron Film director, author screenwriter 1941 - 2012
Источник: I Feel Bad about My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman
„My mother, as much as I can remember from my early boyhood, and from what I heard of her after her death, was of a most lively temper, and possessed of a good and noble heart, but a little inclined to sensibility; her greatest pleasure was to see everyone happy about her. She loved me dearly and spoilt me. I adored her. Alas, I lost her when only a little boy, and never shall I efface from my memory the day of her death and funeral.“
— Albrecht Thaer German agronomist and an avid supporter of the humus theory for plant nutrition 1752 - 1828
My Life and Confessions, for Philippine, 1786
„Her mother called to her. She said, "Where are you going, Flora Belle?"
Flora didn't answer her. She never answered her mother when she called her Flora Belle.
Sometimes she didn't answer her mother when she called her Flora either.“
— Kate DiCamillo, книга Flora & Ulysses
Источник: Flora & Ulysses (2013), Chapter Four: A Surprisingly Helpful Cynic, p. 12
„I met Courtney Love and she said she'd like to sleep with me, but she couldn't cos of my "pop-star thing"… so I said to her I couldn't sleep with her either - cos of her 'ugly thing'…“
— Robbie Williams British singer and entertainer 1974
Interview with Chris Moyles, Radio One (2005)
„I helped deliver one of my best friend's children. I just was so amazed by my friend, because she was not just a woman, she was not just a mother. At that moment she was creation; she was life; she was God. And as I looked in her eyes, BOOM! Her pussy exploded.“
— Margaret Cho American stand-up comedian 1968
From Her Tours and CDs, Revolution Tour
„She had thought she was going to save her mother, and now there was going to be nothing for her to do but sit by her mother's bedside, hold her limp hand, and home someone else, somewhere else, would be able to do what she couldn't.“
— Cassandra Clare, книга City of Glass
Источник: City of Glass
„How had it begun? Like everything: with mothers and fathers. Because of Lydia’s mother and father, because of her mother’s and father’s mothers and fathers.“
— Celeste Ng, книга Everything I Never Told You: A Novel
Источник: Everything I Never Told You
— Dave Pelzer American author 1960
Источник: A Child Called "It"