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What My Mother Taught Me quotes by Eli Manning
#1. I think big-that's what my mother taught me. If you think small and accomplish it, what does it mean? Who cares? To me the sky's the limit, and I'm going to try and get there. #Quote by Eli Manning
What My Mother Taught Me quotes by Warren Farrell
#2. The most unacknowledged spending expectation among women is the amount of time spent by single mothers caring for children, not only physically, but psychologically. It is my feeling that only a small percentage of a mother's time is normally compensated for by child support, given what a woman could make adding these hours to workforce hours ... It is why women who have never been married and never had children earn so much more in the workplace than women who have had children. #Quote by Warren Farrell
What My Mother Taught Me quotes by Amy Tan
#3. I do not consider myself a religious person, because I don't adhere to a particular religion or faith or prescribed beliefs, as did my father, who was a Baptist minister. And I am not an atheist, one who thinks that belief in anything beyond the here and now and the rational is delusion. I love science, but I allow for mystery, things that can never be proven by a rational mind. I am a person who thinks about the nature of the spirit when I write. I think about what can't be known and only imagined. I often sense a spirit or force or meaning beyond myself. I leave it open as to what the spirit is, but I continue to make guesses -- that it could be the universal binding of the emotion of love, or a joyful quality of humanity, or a collective unconscious that turns out to be a unified conscience. The spirit could be all those worshiped by all the religions, even those that deny the validity of others. It could be that we all exist in all ten dimensions of a string-theory universe and are seeding memories in all of them and occupy them simultaneously as memory. Or we exist only as thought and out perception that it is a physical world is a delusion. The nature of spirit could also be my mother and my grandmother and that they really do serve as my muses as I fondly imagine them doing at times. Or maybe the nature of the spirit is a freer imagination. I've often thought that imagination was the conduit to compassion, and compassion is a true spiritual nature. Whatever the spirit #Quote by Amy Tan
What My Mother Taught Me quotes by Amy Tan
#4. ...I owed her a debt of gratitude. More than gratitude, much more.
I could finally see what had always been there. She had been more than an attendant, more than a friend, more than a sister. She had been a mother to me. She had worried, sought to protect me from danger, guided me toward the best. She had looked out for my future, assessed the worthiness of everyone to be in my life. And in that way, she had taken me as her purpose in life, the one who gave her meaning. I had a constant love all along. And in recognizing that, I felt moved to tears.
"How could you step out of my life?" I told her. "if you do don't join me, I will be lost. No one would worry about me as much as you. No one knows me better, knows my past and what this new life means. I should have told you a long time ago." I became teary-eyed. She kept her lips sealed, but her jaw was trembling. "You are the only loyal person in my life, the only one I can trust."
Tears fell from her eyes. "Now you know. I was always the only one."
"We love each other," I said with a light laugh. "In spite of all the trouble I've given you, you stayed with me. So it must be that you loved me like a mother. #Quote by Amy Tan
What My Mother Taught Me quotes by Britney Spears
#5. I'm a mother! So I am more conscious of what I wear. Because when I was younger I would wear just about anything - and I would always show my belly. I mean, I still do that now when I perform, but it's just done more in a tasteful manner. #Quote by Britney Spears
What My Mother Taught Me quotes by Roma Downey
#6. What is free time? I'm a single mother. My free moments are filled with loving my little girl. #Quote by Roma Downey
What My Mother Taught Me quotes by Marge Piercy
#7. Writing is a futile attempt to preserve what disappears moment by moment. All that remains of my mother is what I remember and what I have written for and about her. Eventually that is all that will remain of [my husband] and me. Writing sometimes feels frivolous and sometimes sacred, but memory is one of my strongest muses. I serve her with my words. So long as people read, those we love survive however evanescently. As do we writers, saying with our life's work, Remember. Remember us. Remember me. #Quote by Marge Piercy
What My Mother Taught Me quotes by Katy Lederer
#8. I remember when I was writing my memoir and I was worried about what other people would think when they read it, and my mother, who can be this incredibly wise person, said that it really didn't matter because strangers who read it would never meet me anyway, and people I knew were aware of my secrets. #Quote by Katy Lederer
What My Mother Taught Me quotes by Danny Aiello
#9. My mother was the total influence. My father was what we call a nomadic person; he was a wanderer. #Quote by Danny Aiello
What My Mother Taught Me quotes by Talon P.S.
#10. Dear Beloved woman,
Time ... so much time has passed since my love wrote his last words for me.
And yet I remember it as if it were yesterday. I remember writing back and for the first time since I had left home I told my love what kind of darkness surrounded me here. I forgot all the sweet things my father had said to my mother when he was away. I forgot how they got her through all those long and lonely nights. #Quote by Talon P.S.
What My Mother Taught Me quotes by Jenni Rivera
#11. Usually, when a young girl is pregnant, she drops out of school and concentrates on being a mother. I thought that's what I had to do, but my counselors told me there was no way they would let me drop out. I had too much promise. #Quote by Jenni Rivera
What My Mother Taught Me quotes by Debra Anastasia
#12. He'd stood like a baby deer. He lurched toward her with no grace at all. She enclosed him in a hug that was so much better than a restraint. She'd patted his head just like a mother. Like a mother who cared.
Cole's body had heaved with tears. She kept hugging him. She handed his heart back the dreams it had thrown away.
"That's it, sweetheart. Let it out." She rubbed his back.
Her shirt was soaked by the time he stopped crying. They sat down together again.
"I've read your file," Mrs. D said. "What your parents did to you was terrible. It was a horrible, horrible mistake. You should've been cherished. You should've been treated like the beautiful little boy you are. They were wrong, Cole." She held his hand. "I'm sorry for what they did to you."
Cole's mind had flashed with images from his time before Evergreen. The cage. The belt. The drugs. They still made him feel scared.
"You're going to make it. You'll be a great, thoughtful, proud man. I can see it. I know it as sure as I know my name." She wouldn't let go of his hand.
"I'm always awful. How can you know that?" Cole's voice remained thick with tears.
"I've been doing this job for twenty-five years. I know a good one when I see him. #Quote by Debra Anastasia
What My Mother Taught Me quotes by Cynthia Nixon
#13. I feel that between my experience and my mother's, breast cancer is a little bit like someone who lives next door. I know what that person looks like and what their daily habits are. #Quote by Cynthia Nixon
What My Mother Taught Me quotes by Jenny Han
#14. My dad once told me that Winstone Churchill said that Russia was riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma. According to my dad, Churchill had been talking about my mother. This was before the divorce, and he said it half-bitterly, half-respectfully. Because even when he hated her, he admired her.
I think he would have stayed with her forever, trying to figure out the mystery. He was a puzzle solver, the kind of person who likes theorems, theories. X always had to equal something. It couldn't just be X.
To me, my mother wasn't that mysterious. She was my mother. Always reasonable, always sure of herself. To me, she was about as mysterious as a glass fo water. She knew what she wanted; she knew what she didn't want. And that was to be married to my father. I wasn't sure if it was that she fell our of love or if it was that she just never was. in love, I mean. #Quote by Jenny Han
What My Mother Taught Me quotes by Diet Eman
#15. Father and Mother had told their own little lies very well, and I realized immediately that the Gerrisens didn't know a thing. And yet, my realization that they didn't know what I'd been through was like a cold shower for just a moment. Here I was looking at the first really familiar faces I'd seen in over a year, and they acted as though I'd merely been on vacation. #Quote by Diet Eman
What My Mother Taught Me quotes by Joe Meno
#16. His face almost looked the way it did when he was a teenager, when there was the subtle expression of both confidence and mischief in his darkly handsome eyes. When I think of him now, though, I don't picture his face the way it is. What I see is from a memory, from a moment when he must have been eleven or twelve years old and we were both in our backyard and it was summertime and I was drawing in a coloring book and he was there in the green grass and he didn't know I was watching him. He was crawling around on all fours; he was practicing being a lion or a tiger or more probably a leopard and he was growling to himself, stalking the shadow of a bird, and he didn't see me staring at him and I think my mother was there, looking at us from an upstairs window, watching us both and gently smiling, and what I remember most is that all of us were happy then with who we were at that moment; at that moment, all of us were quietly happy. #Quote by Joe Meno
What My Mother Taught Me quotes by Kris Noel
#17. Barnabas's voice helps me drift off to sleep. I think briefly about how I've never felt this way about anyone else. I care about my family and friends, but this is a different feeling. This must be how my father feels about my mother. This must be what it feels like to be in love. Somehow, I'm certain.
I know I can't leave him here to rot. I can't leave him at all. #Quote by Kris Noel
What My Mother Taught Me quotes by Bernice L. McFadden
#18. You can't expect a child not to become a product of his environment. If you're a drinker, you'll raise a drunk. If you're a single mother, traipsing men in and out of your bedroom in front of your girl child - mark my words, in time she'll claim a corner and charge money for what you gave away for free. Kings and queens raise princes and princesses. That's just the way it is. #Quote by Bernice L. McFadden
What My Mother Taught Me quotes by Cambria Hebert
#19. Maybe we could try this again?" he asked, turning on the charm.
"You didn't even ask for my name," I blurted out. So much for thinking I was impervious to his charm. Clearly, it made me gullible.
"I guess I didn't." He agreed and pulled out the chair beside him for me to sit in. "What's your name?"
"Rimmel." I sat. But only because it got me one step closer to my bag.
"Hey, Rimmel." He started, speaking my name like he'd said it a hundred times before. "I'm-"
"I know who you are, Romeo."
His lips curved up. "My schedule says Roman." He pointed at the paper I was given.
"No one calls you that." And now I know why, I silently added. I mean, sure, he was like super popular and great at football, but I hadn't realized just how far his charm extended until I followed him deep into the bookshelves.
He leaned forward, bringing his face close to mine. "My mother does."
"Does your mother know what you do in libraries?" I countered. My lips snapped closed, and I ducked my head. Oh my God, what if he knows I saw?
His warm laugh dusted the air around us. "You mean study?"
He knew damn well I wasn't talking about studying.

- Romeo & Rimmel #Quote by Cambria Hebert
What My Mother Taught Me quotes by Lyz Lenz
#20. I want to squeeze myself into this role assigned to me - doting wife, good mother, worshipper of the male voice, the male god, the muscular Jesus, that requires I only work in the children's ministry, or go to women's Bible studies.

And what does that matter anyway? I don't want to be a pastor, do I? Why can't I just fit in? Why can't I just make it work? And I had for many years. My whole life. I know the moves and the language. I know how to brush my hair, wear my earrings, which books to read, and when to stay silent. I've spent my whole life doing it, believing that this was the cost of my life. The sacrifice of faith was to constantly feel the blisters of this ill-fitting religion. So why now? #Quote by Lyz Lenz
What My Mother Taught Me quotes by Stephanie Perkins
#21. I'm fine.My father's an arse, and my mum is dying and-oh my God,I'm so pissed." St. Clair looked at me again. His eyes were glassy like black marbles. "Pissed.Pissed.Pissed."
"We know you're pissed at your dad," I said. "It's okay. You're right, he's a jerk." I mean what was I supposed to say? He just found out his mother has cancer.
"Pissed is British for 'drunk,'" Mer said.
"Oh," I said. "Well. You're definitely that, too."
Meanwhile,The Couple was fighting. "Where have you been?" Rashmi asked. "You said you'd be home three hours ago!"
Josh rolled his eyes. "Out.We've been out. Someone had to help him-"
"And you call that helping? He's completely wasted. Catatonic. And you! God,you smell like car exhaust and armpits-"
"He couldn't drink alone."
"You were supposed to be watching out for him! What if something happened?"
"Beer. Liquor. Thatsswhat happened. Don't be such a prude,Rash. #Quote by Stephanie Perkins
What My Mother Taught Me quotes by Claes Oldenburg
#22. I am an immigrant in a sense. What happened was that my father was stationed in New York when my mother became pregnant, and she said, "I've got to go to Sweden so this child can be born there, because you don't have any idea where you're going to be transferred next." #Quote by Claes Oldenburg
What My Mother Taught Me quotes by Anna Quindlen
#23. The women of my mother's generation had, in the main, only one decision to make about their lives: who they would marry. From that, so much else followed: where they would live, in what sort of conditions, whether they would be happy or sad or, so often, a bit of both. There were roles and there were rules. #Quote by Anna Quindlen
What My Mother Taught Me quotes by Alice Walker
#24. My writing is very organic. It's what I am. My mother says I was writing before I was crawling. I wrote in the dirt with a twig. So I think of it as something that's very essential to my being. #Quote by Alice Walker
What My Mother Taught Me quotes by Teddy Pendergrass
#25. I've never written for anybody else. For me, it was a challenge. I write for me. I don't write for anybody else. And what was good about it was that I was writing for somebody I knew. I knew what my mother thinks and how she feels. So it was finding that creative spirit to write about my mother. #Quote by Teddy Pendergrass
What My Mother Taught Me quotes by K.C. King
#26. Half an ass," he mutters, or at least that's what it sounds like. In my opinion it doesn't really pack a whole lot of punch, but apparently I'm wrong and being called "half an ass" is the new mother of all insults because everyone else is riled.
Especially Nate, who looks like he's a split second away from rearranging Xaevier's face. #Quote by K.C. King
What My Mother Taught Me quotes by Shirlee Taylor Haizlip
#27. But Little Grandmother did not keep in touch with her namesake, my mother, Margaret Morris. News about Will Morris's younger daughter reached the "white" side through Mamie. They knew where she was, what she was doing, and who she was doing it with. Most important, they knew she had chosen to stay negro.

It is still a matter of speculation as to why my mother's father or one of her much older brothers or her sister did not keep in touch with her and her younger brother. Over the years, Aunt Mamie and my mother's various guardians supplied different explanations. The times were hard. They were bad for mulattoes and worse for "real" Negroes. There was little money around. Her father drank, drifted and could not keep jobs. Her teenage siblings could barely keep jobs ...... She was too dark, revealing both the Negro and swarthy Italian strains of her ancestry. Her color would give them away in their new white settings.

All of these reasons were plausible. None of them sufficed. None could take away the pain, the anger, the isolation, the questions. #Quote by Shirlee Taylor Haizlip
What My Mother Taught Me quotes by Ruth Orkin
#28. My mother said that when I was young I was constantly saying, Look at this - Look at that. I think that taking pictures must be my way of asking people to Look at this - Look at that. If my photographs make the viewer feel what I did when I first took them - Isn't this funny ... terrible ... moving ... beautiful? - then I've accomplished my purpose. #Quote by Ruth Orkin
What My Mother Taught Me quotes by Barbara Delinsky
#29. No, I don't need to do this, she thought. This isn't what I want. I want my mother. The thought startled her, but she couldn't shake it. She wanted Marjorie - wanted to pour out her heart and cry in the arms of the one person whose job it was to listen. It didn't matter how old or how independent Kathryn was. She needed her mother. #Quote by Barbara Delinsky
What My Mother Taught Me quotes by Deborah Ford
#30. A Mother's Advice

Manners matter, regardless of your position in society. There is no excuse in this world to practice bad manners, especially at the table. I found that out in high school. I was invited to my boyfriend's house for dinner. His parents were somewhat formal, and I knew the dinner would be "fancy," at least in my mind. My family wasn't upper class (or even middle class), and my mother never had what would be called "social graces."
Before I left, my mother gave me a piece of advice: hold your head high, be quiet, and take the lead from his mother. Even though I was scared to death, I did what my mother advised and got through the experience with flying colors.
To this day, my mother's advice has gotten me through many difficult situations, especially ones that are totally new to me! With my mother's simple advice, I know I could dine with the Queen of England, just by following her lead. Thanks, Mother!

-Deborah Ford #Quote by Deborah Ford
What My Mother Taught Me quotes by J.R. Ward
#31. Everyone needs something from their mother. It's the way it works."
When he smiled, she said, "What?"
"No one ever disagrees with me. But you."
Jane looked down at her own hands, her brows getting tight. "Not one of my virtues, huh."
"Actually, it's a part of you I love most."
When she glanced at him in surprise, he leaned in quick and kissed her on the mouth--even though he shouldn't have. #Quote by J.R. Ward
What My Mother Taught Me quotes by Judy Blundell
#32. But while I'd be their daughter, while I'd eat the roast and come home from dates and wash the dishes, I would also be myself. I would love my mother, but I'd never want to be her again. I would never be what someone else wanted me to be. I would never laugh at a joke I didn't think was funny. I would never tell another lie. I would be the truth-teller, starting today. That would be tough.
But I was tougher. #Quote by Judy Blundell
What My Mother Taught Me quotes by Elizabeth Gaskell
#33. If she lives, she shall be my wedded wife. If she dies
mother, I can't speak of what I shall feel if she dies. His voice was choked in his throat. #Quote by Elizabeth Gaskell

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