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Mother-Daughter Quotes: The Love, Support, and Strength

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The bond between a mother and daughter is one of the strongest connections found in a woman’s life. This relationship is full of love, trust, and support, no matter the circumstances. Because of how special this bond is, putting how much it means to you into words can be challenging.  With so many emotions and important moments in this relationship, it is hard to put your feelings in a few words. The quotes in this article encapsulate everything that it means to have a strong bond. Show your appreciation by honoring your bond and all it means to you.                                                                                                                    

Quotes From Mother to Daughter

Being a mother is no easy task. But when your child is safe, loved, and happy it makes it all worth it. Reminding your daughter how much you care about her and how important she is to you is one way to brighten her day. This is also a great way to strengthen your bond. Next time you send out a card or text, try adding in one of these quotes…

  • "A mother is her daughter's first best friend." - Unknown
  • "My mother was my role model before I even knew what that word was." - Lisa Leslie
  • "Most mothers are instinctive philosophers." - Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • "Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother." - Lin Yutang
  • “Mother and daughter from the start. Best friends forever from the heart.” - Unknown
  • “A daughter is a day brightener and a heart warmer.” - Unknown
  • “I did not give you the gift of life, life gave me the gift of you.” — Unknown
  • "The love between a mother and daughter is unending." – Unknown

Quotes From Daughter to Mother

Mothers are some of the only people who will listen to us cry over silly things and still comfort us. They make sure that we have everything we need and are always our number one supporters. As daughters, no one understands us and loves us more than our moms do. They’ll make sure to check in on us throughout the day and send us something to cheer us up when things go wrong. These quotes are the perfect little notes to send mom when you want to say “I love you.”

  • "Thank you for being the one person who understands me the best." – Unknown

  • "I love you more than anyone in this world." – Unknown

  • "I'm so grateful to have you as my mother." – Unknown

  • "You're my role model and I look up to you." – Unknown

  • "I don't know what I would do without you." – Unknown

  • "First my mother, forever my friend." – Unknown

  • “Moms are people who know us the best and love us the most.” – Unknown 

  • “A mother’s arms are more comforting than anyone else’s.” – Princess Diana

Sentimental Mother-Daughter Quotes

Mother-daughter relationships have meaning and memories that nothing can replace. Looking back on your relationship may fill you with nostalgia. Everyone is growing up and moving on, which also means you may not even live near each other anymore. Reflecting on the moments you were there for each other is a great way to see the strength of your bond.

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  • "My mother has always been my best friend." – Unknown

  • "A mother's love for her child is like nothing else in the world." - Agatha Christie

  • "My mother has always been there for me, no matter what." – Unknown

  • "I am so thankful to have a mother who loves me unconditionally." – Unknown

  • “A mother is the one who fills your heart in the first place.” – Amy Tan

  • "The best place to cry is on a mother's arms." – Jodi Picoult

  • "Mothers hold their children's hands for a short while, but their hearts forever." – Unknown 

  • A mother is your first friend, your best friend, your forever friend. – Unknown 

Inspirational Mother-Daughter Quotes

Growing up,  I was always inspired by my mother. She was always the person I looked up to the most. She was always busy, yet somehow keeping everything held down at home. In return, I have always tried to inspire her by working my hardest and never giving up. Mothers and daughters both inspire each other, making their bond that much stronger.

  • "The mother-daughter relationship is the most complex." – Wynonna Judd

  • "My mother said to me, 'If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.' Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso." –  Pablo Picasso

  • “One day I hope to be an amazing mom like you.” – Unknown

  • “To the world, you are a mother, but to your family, you are the world.” – Unknown

  • “Mothers are like glue. Even when you can’t see them, they’re still holding the family together.” – Susan Gale

  • “A mother’s hug lasts long after she lets go.” – Unknown

  • "My mother was my role model before I even knew what that word was." – Lisa Leslie 

  • "We are born of love; love is our mother." – Rumi 

Funny Mother-Daughter Quotes

My mom is the funniest person I know. Part of what makes our relationship so special is that we have the same sense of humor. If you’re blessed to have a mom or daughter who likes to joke around, you know you can never go wrong with a funny saying. Guaranteed to make her laugh, these quotes will also get your message across.

  • "My mother is a travel agent for guilt trips." – Unknown

  • "I'm not saying my mother was perfect, but she was pretty close." – Unknown

  • "My mother taught me how to knit, crochet, and sew, but I never asked her how to live." – Unknown

  • "It's not easy being a mom. If it were easy, fathers would do it." – Betty White

  • “A daughter is God’s way of saying, ‘thought you could use a lifelong friend.’” – Unknown

  • “In the end, mothers are always right. No one else tells the truth.” – Randy Susan Meyers

  • “A mother is a person who, seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, announces she never did care for pie.” – Tenneva Jordan

  • “I smile because you’re my mother. I laugh because there’s nothing you can do about it.” – Unknown 

Cute Mother-Daughter Quotes

Telling your mother or daughter how important they are to you doesn’t need to be a long paragraph! Cute, quick sayings are a great way to show how much your mother-daughter bond means to you. Send these quotes when you're running low on time or if she needs a little pick-me-up! 

  • "If mothers were flowers I’d pick you.." – Unknown

  • “It is so nice to come home and have solitude with me and my daughter.” – Mindy Kaling

  • “No matter how old she may be, sometimes a girl needs her mom.” – Cardinal Mermillod

  • "I like it when my mother smiles. And I especially like it when I make her smile." – Adriana Trigiani

  • "The woman who is my best friend, my teacher, my everything: Mom." – Sandra Vischer 

  • “A daughter may grow out of your lap, but She will never grow out of your heart” – Unknown

  • "Mothers and daughters together are a powerful force to be reckoned with." – Melia Keeton-Digby

Mother Daughter Quotes from TV Shows

Mother-daughter bonds are very prevalent in TV shows. Rory and Lorelai Gilmore from Gilmore Girls are the perfect example. With the help of coffee, tv shows, and takeout -- the iconic mother-daughter duo are always there for each other.  No matter the TV show, there's a mother-daughter duo out there that anyone can relate to.

  • “My mother never gave me any idea that I couldn’t do whatever I wanted to do or be whomever I wanted to be.” – Rory Gilmore Gilmore Girls

  • "She's the kind of crazy you want fighting on your side." – Ginny Ginny & Georgia

  • "There goes my little girl, off to rule the world!" –  Lorelai Gilmore Gilmore Girls 

  • “Mom, you are not in my way. You are my way.” – Kate Pearson This is Us

  • “The most important thing to me is that my daughter be able to talk to me. A girl is entitled to that with her mother.” – Tami Taylor Friday Night Lights 

Mother Daughter Quotes from Songs

How many long car rides have you spent with your mother or daughter trying to find music that you both like? When my mom and I are in the car together, we're always trying to find a playlist we both enjoy. A great way to connect is to create a playlist that you both have input in and include songs that you both enjoy. When creating the playlist, try including songs that are meaningful to your unique relationship.

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  • “All you have to do is call my name/And I'll be there on the next train” – Carole King “Where You Lead I Will Follow”
  • “I'm glad whenever I can share her laughter/That funny little girl” – ABBA “Slipping Through My Fingers”
  • “I won't let nobody hurt you/Won't let no one break your heart” – Taylor Swift “Never Grow Up”
  • “And there is something 'bout the way you love me/That finally feels like home” – Adele “Sweetest Devotion”
  • “And our cares would all be freer/If the world had a mother like mine” – The Band Perry “Mother Like Mine”

Mother Daughter Quotes from Books

If you're both bookworms and looking to celebrate your bond with a literary quote, you're in luck. There are so many great books that celebrate the mother-daughter bond. Whether you’re a fantasy lover or more of an autobiography reader, there is something for every taste. 

  • “The first lesson every child of Athena learned: Mom was the best at everything, and you should never, ever suggest otherwise.” – Rick Riordan The Mark of Athena
  • “There’s nothing like your mother’s sympathetic voice to make you want to burst into tears.” – Sophie Kinsella Confessions of a Shopaholic
  • “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 Mom & Me & Mom
  • “If anyone could make things right, it was my mother.” – Belly Conrad It’s Not Summer Without You
  • “I promise you will always have a place to stay as long as I’m alive.” – Valerie Gellar As Seen on TV

    Allie Berloco

    Allie Berloco is a writer for Fortune & Frame. She graduated from Marist University with a double major in Media Studies, TV & Film Production and Communications, Journalism. She's sown here in her official Harry Styles fangirl outfit after seeing him perform live on the Today Show in NYC.