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Abraham Lincoln
No man is poor who has a Godly mother.
Adriana Trigiani
My mother was an avid reader...She loved books about romance. Books that took place in faraway places and times. Stories with costumes...
Akansh Malik
Maa The only word that holds power to give you strength when you are in pain.
Alaric Hutchinson
When I was a kid my mom would send me off to school each day with the words, 'Remember: be happy! The most important thing today is that you are happy!
Amelia Mangan
Stanley forced a smile to his lips at the memory of the onesided romance; it was silly, after all, a stupid childhood crush. Who'd fall in love with a fictional character? That was the kind of thing you laughed about as an adult. Or at least Harriet had thought so. He couldn't quite do it, though. Couldn't quite see it as a joke. It had felt too real, too raw and wild and fierce, for him todismiss it even now. It was love, of a sort, stunted and unformed as it was. For a time, it had kept him sane.
Amit Kalantri
Some of us can live without a society but not without a family.
Amit Kalantri
No matter how knowledgeable you are, respect your parents for their experience and your children for their curiosity.
Amit Kalantri
The salt is to the food, what soul is to the body.
Amit Kalantri
In united families, they might sleep with half filled stomach but no one sleeps with empty stomach.
Amit Kalantri
A mother gives you a life, a mother-in-law gives you her life.
Amit Kalantri
A good food is mouthwatering when you see it and finger licking when you eat it.
Amit Kalantri
You can take the Indian out of the family, but you cannot take the family out of the Indian.
Amit Kalantri
We love our mother because she cares and also because she cooks.
Amit Kalantri
Parents expect only two things from their children, obedience in their childhood and respect in their adulthood.
Amit Kalantri
In your name, the family name is at last because it's the family name that lasts.
Amit Kalantri
Father has a strengthening character like the sun and mother has a soothing temper like the moon.
Amit Kalantri
Some people when they see cheese, chocolate or cake they don't think of calories.
Ana Monnar
I love God, Jesus Christ, my three children, mother, father, brother, sisters, family in general, my pets, my students, and true friends.
Anna Carey
I loved my mother too,' I said. 'I still do. That's the thing - it never goes away, even if the person does.
Anthony T.Hincks
They always say that the daughter will grow up to look like their mother. So, I asked my girlfriend if I could see her mother naked.Needless to say.It was a very short relationship.
Anthony T.Hincks
Bellybuttons are our link with the past.
Audrey Niffenegger
I sit quietly and think about my mom. It's funny how memory erodes, If all I had to work from were my childhood memories, my knowledge of my mother would be faded and soft, with a few sharp memories standing out.
Audrey Niffenegger
I think about my mother singing after lunch on a Summer afternoon, twirling in blue dress across the floor of her dressing room
Audrey Niffenegger
one of the best and the most painful things about time traveling has been the opportunity to see my mother alive.
A word mother, means a world to me.
Brian Doyle
For a moment this day, for many moments this May, let us gape in awe at the strength of women, and look upon their sinewy courage with respect and humility, as the Lord looked on His Mother, and still does. Like Him we are of women born, and to women must pay our first respect, and owe our first love, for they are as strong as the very ribs of the earth.
C. JoyBell C.
The best love in the world, is the love of a man. The love of a man who came from your womb, the love of your son! I don't have a daughter, but maybe the love of a daughter is the best, too. I am first and foremost me, but right after that, I am a mother. The best thing that I can ever be, is me. But the best gift that I will ever have, is being a mother.
Camilla Way
As my heart begins to return to normal, I look down at -- and feel such an intense rush of love and relief it takes my breath away. I will never let you put of my sight again, I promise --
Christopher Moore
Don't be so hard on yourself, You're doing the same thing, trying to reconcile all the moms that Mom ever was - The one you wanted, the one she was when you needed her and she was there, the one she was when she didn't understand. Most of us don't live our lives with one, integrated self that meets the world, we're a whole bunch of selves. When someone dies, they all integrate into the soul - the essence of who we are, beyond the different faces we wear throughout our lives. You're just hating the selves you've always hated, and loving the ones you've always loved. It's bound to mess you up.
Chuck Palahniuk
The truth is, every son raised by a single mom is pretty much born married. I don't know, but until your mom dies it seems like all the other women in your life can never be more than just your mistress.
Craig D. Lounsbrough
Being a mother is not about 'birthing a child into the world.' Rather, it is about repeatedly 'birthing into the child' a steady sense of their inestimable worth, a prized understanding of their authentic self, a conviction that the impossible is largely the stuff of myth, and an utterly unwavering belief that the cold actions of men never represent the warm heart of God. It is the relentless act of birthing these things into the innermost soul of a thirsty child that makes a woman a mother.
Craig D. Lounsbrough
If you want to completely destroy a child, all you have to do is mold them into your vision of what you want them to be. If you want to completely liberate a child, all you have to do is grow them into the person they were created to be. The former cannot see God in the child. The latter can see nothing less.
Craig D. Lounsbrough
Being a mother is not about 'birthing a child into the world.' Rather, it is about repeatedly 'birthing into the child' a steady sense of their inestimable worth, a prized understanding of their authentic self, a conviction that the impossible is largely the stuff of myth, and an utterly unwavering belief that cold actions of men never represent the warm heart of God. It is the relentless act of birthing these things into the innermost soul of a thirsty child that makes a woman a mother.
Criss Jami
I'm convinced that most men don't know what they believe, rather, they only know what they wish to believe. How many people blame God for man's atrocities, but wouldn't dream of imprisoning a mother for her son's crime?
Criss Jami
To the loyal and to the blood-lovers, in the good families and in the fiery dynasties, life is family and family is life. It is the same people who give advice and their vices to live well who turn out to be the ones who give resource and reason to live long.
Criss Jami
You are evidence of your mother's strength, especially if you are a rebellious knucklehead and regardless she has always maintained her sanity.
Cuthbert Soup
Captain Jibby looked at the door, clenched his teeth, and worked his face into a scowl so fierce you would think the door had insulted his mother - which, for the record, it had not.
De philosopher DJ Kyos
Children are no longer being parented, but are raised. Thats why they don't have morals, ethics,humanity and manners, because their parents neglected them. We now live in a society that doesnt care about right or wrong.
Debasish Mridha
I lived with my mother for only a short time. Even though I left, she is always surrounding me with her love.
Debasish Mridha
The most comfortable place on earth is the arms of a mother.
Debasish Mridha
A mother is the most important blessing of your life.
Debasish Mridha
We have no peace because we have forgotten that we all came from the same mother. We are brothers and sisters.
Debasish Mridha
My mother is a living angel; she is always protecting me with the wings of her love.
Debasish Mridha
Never hurt a woman because she is someone's mother or will be someone's mother. Could you hurt your mother?
Debasish Mridha
My mother was the greatest philosopher. I am nothing but a reflection of her imagination.
Elizabeth Brundage
Her mother had told her that when she was a girl. Whenever you're in trouble, just remember you're your own best friend.
Elizabeth Strout
Angelina said, Mom. I don't want you to die. That's the whole thing. You took from me the ability to care for you in your old age, and I wanted to be with you when you died, when you die. Mom. I wanted that.
Enock Maregesi
Kama huna mama, kama mama yako alishafariki, au kama yupo lakini hakujali, hata kama baba yako yupo au hayupo, mafanikio yako yatatokana na juhudi zako mwenyewe.
Eve Merriam
I dream of giving birth to a child who will ask, Mother, what was war?
Farshad Asl
A mother is a dealer of hope.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky return to their 'native soil,' as they say, to the bosom, so to speak, of their mother earth, like frightened children, yearning to fall asleep on the withered bosom of their decrepit mother, and to sleep there for ever, only to escape the horrors that terrify them.
Genereux Philip
If a Black mother says she had a dream, listen. They are psychic.
Gillian Flynn
My dad had limitations. That's what my good-hearted mom always told us. He had limitations, but he meant no harm. It was kind of her to say, but he did do harm.
Glenn Beck
You can't love your mother or father if you don't also have the capacity to grieve their deaths and, perhaps even more so, grieve parts of their lives.
Gloria Whelan
But will you not have a house to care for? Meals to cook? Children whining for this or that? Will you have time for the work? I'll make time, I promised. The house will not always be so clean, the cooking may be a little hasty, and the whining children will sit on my lap and I'll sing to them while I work.
Haven Kimmel
Ordinarily my mom just sunk deeper into her corner of the couch and ignored it. She had succesfully ignored a quarter of a century of entropy and decay, had sat peacefully crunching popcorn and drinking soda while the house fell down around us. If I had to guess the number of books she read during that time, I would place the number at somewhere in the neighborhood of forty thousand.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Art is the child of nature in whom we trace the features of the mothers face.
Israelmore Ayivor
My mother is my friendWho shares with me her breadAll my hopelessness cured!Her company makes me secured!
J.K. Rowling
He didn't realize that love as powerful as your mother's for you leaves its own mark.
Jackson Lanzing
Nothing is off-limits to me, tiny human. You think the desire in your heart is buried, but I couldn't ignore it if I tried! It means this: you want me to peace out? Shut it all down? Fine! I'll go! But you'll never get your next wish. Your secret wish. [. .] A mother's love. A father you know. A world at peace. A sky of stars. This could be yours . . . or you could lose it forever. And I can go. Doesn't matter to me, you finite speck.
Jandy Nelson
Mom has a massive sunflower for a soul so big there's hardly any room in her for organs.
Janet Fitch
I couldn't imagine owning beauty like my mothers. I wouldn't dare.
Jayendra Puri Goswami
...It's the beauty of this world, that is so alive that if we see properly, we'd know that heaven is no different than our Planet Earth, which is cared by our Mother Nature. It's so beautiful…
Jeannette Walls
The way Mom saw it, women should let menfolk do the work because it made them feel more manly. That notion only made sense if you had a strong man willing to step up and get things done, and between Dad's gimp, Buster's elaborate excuses, and Apache's tendency to disappear, it was often up to me to keep the place from falling apart. But even when everyone was pitching in, we never got out from under all the work. I loved that ranch, though sometimes it did seem that instead of us owning the place, the place owned us.
Jeremy Griffith
Mother's love created our awe-inspiring moral sense
Jhumpa Lahiri
There were times Ruma felt closer to her mother in death than she had in life, an intimacy born simply of thinking of her so often, of missing her. But she knew that this was an illusion, a mirage, and that the distance between them was now infinite, unyielding.
Jim Sheeler
I've had people tell me to get over it. I politely tell them, 'How about if I chop off your finger and see if it grows back?
Joan Walsh Anglund
My arms are empty without you!My heart cries out, lonely in the darkness, but you are not here.No tears shall bring you back into my arms again.My mothers love was not strong enough to keep you,but it is strong enough to follow and find you, though all the mists of Eternity should try to come between!
Julie Metz
How do we know we're not people in a movie?' she asked.I looked at her not knowing how to reply.Mama, [...] how do we know that things are real?'Great. Now we have a junior existentialist in the house.Well, we don't know. We just have to hope that what we think is real is real.'But how do we know?' she asked, insistently.Ah, a scientist, who wants empirical evidence.We don't know. We just have to hope.'Mama, how do we know things aren't a dream? You know, how sometimes life feels like a dream? Do you ever feel that way?'Yes, sweetie, I feel that way all the time.
Kamand Kojouri
Babies cry at birth because it is the first time they experience separation from love.
Kamand Kojouri
Lisbon, to me, is the Lisbon of Pessoa. Just like London is Woolf's, or rather, Mrs. Dalloway's. Barcelona is Gaudí's and Rome is da Vinci's. You see them in every crevice and hear their echoes in every cathedral. I'd like to be the child, or rather, the mother of a city but I neither have a home nor a resting place. My race is humankind. My religion is kindness. My work is love and, well, my city is the walls of your heart.
Kamand Kojouri
I cannot imagine how much I must've suffered in my previous lives to be fortunate enough to have parents like you in this life.
Karl Lagerfeld
The only love that I really believe in is a mother's love for her children.
Kate Kerrigan
Seorang ibu akan selalu khawatir memikirkan anaknya, setiap hari selama hidupnya.
Kate McGahan
It's easy to equate longing with love. It's the same way it was with your mother. You worked to earn her love. You loved and were not appreciated. You learned that love was Work and Wanting and Giving and Longing. This is what you learned love was and you are still trying to find it by that old definition. But that is not what love is.
Kathryn Hurn
How easily such a thing can become a mania, how the most normal and sensible of women once this passion to be thin is upon them, can lose completely their sense of balance and proportion and spend years dealing with this madness.
Kelly Thompson
Destiny doesn't always come when it's convenient or when you think it should. It comes when you're ready, whether you know it or not.
Kien Nguyen
I don't have anything to give you, except to show you a way to better yourself.
Kien Nguyen
In all of my years doing this job, I have never given the drug to anyone over three months pregnant; not once, because everybody listens to me, except you.
Lailah Gifty Akita
Beauty is fleeting. But the woman who fear God is blissful.
Lana Del Rey
I was always an unusual girl.My mother told me I had a chameleon soul, no moral compass pointing due north, no fixed personality; just an inner indecisiveness that was as wide and as wavering as the ocean.
Lisa Goich
I wonder if my first breath was as soul-stirring to my mother as her last breath was to me.
Maggie Stiefvater
His home was populated by things and creatures from Niall Lynch's dreams, and his mother was just another one of them
Makoto Shinkai
And then after that long, long phone call, she wept.
Marie Clements
REBECCA:If you sit long enough, maybe everything becomes clear. Maybe you can make sense of all the losses and find one thing you can hold on to. I'm sitting here thinking of everything that has passed, everyone that is gone, and hoping I can find her, my mother. Not because she is my first choice, but because she is my last choice and... my world has gone to shit.
Martha V. Parravano
Consider a small child sitting on his mother's lap while she reads him a picture book. The picture book opens to a width that effectively places the child at the center of a closed circle - that of mother's body, arms, and the picture book... That circle, so private and intimate, is a place apart form the demands and stresses of daily life, a sanctuary in and from which the child can explore the many worlds offered in picture books. Despite all of our society's technological advances, it still just takes one child, one book, and one reader, to create this unique space, to work this everyday magic.
Maya Angelou
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
My mother's gifts of courage to me were both large and small. The latter are woven so subtly into the fabric of my psyche that I can hardly distinguish where she stops and I begin.
Mia Fontaine
Mia: I was sixteen when I first realized my mom was more concerned about my appearance than I was… I'll be talking to my mom and realize she hasn't heard a word because she's studying my face to see if the foundation I'm using is a good match for my skin tone.
Michael Spehn
9/11/01Gina:Especially today, with the enormity of current events, I want to convey to you again, how much you mean to me and how proud I am to be your husband. The hard work that you are engaged in right now is exhausting, invisible and largely thankless in the short term. But honey, please know that buried at the core of this tedium is the most noble and important work in the world- God's work; the fruits of which you and I will be lucky enough to enjoy as we grow old together. Watching these little guys grow into men is a privilege that I am proud to share with you, and the perfect fulfillment of our marriage bonds. You are a great mom. You are a great wife. You are my best friend. You are very pretty. Happy Birthday. -Matt
Mildred D. Taylor
Biting the hand that feeds you, that's what you're doing Mary Logan, biting the hand that feeds you.'Again Mama laughed, 'If that's the case, Daisy, I don't think I need that little bit of food.'With the second book finished, she stared at a small pile of second grade books on her desk.'Well, I just think you're spoiling those children, Mary. They've got to learn how things are sometime.''Maybe so,' said Mama. 'But that doesn't mean they have to accept them. And maybe we don't either.
Mitch Albom
I realized when you look at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know.
Mitch Albom
I love you every day. And now I will miss you every day.
Mohtasham Usmani
There is no one who takes care of us as lovingly as our mother does. She is our living God.
Mokokoma Mokhonoana
One of the main functions of a push-up bra is to lower the number of mothers who seem like mothers.
Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Back in the day, it was either both a mother and her daughter had pubic hair, or the daughter didn't. Today, in many a case, the mother is the one who doesn't.
Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Some of us were brought into this troubled world primarily or only to increase our fathers' chances of not being left by our mothers, or vice versa.
Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Not a few millions of parents strongly hope that their own children will step in by instantly becoming their own parents' foster parents, if and when the parents reach their second childhood.
Mother Teresa
The Simple PathSilence is PrayerPrayer is FaithFaith is LoveLove is ServiceThe Fruit of Service is Peace
Munia Khan
If an infant had the capacity to think hard about this world, it would have wanted to go back to its mother's womb again
Nancy E. Turner
Mama said it's probably because of Suzanne, and that you are never the same after a child dies. That made me wonder what she was like before Clover died, because I don't think I really knew my own mother until I had children, and if she was different before, I don't remember.
Nancy S. Mure
Mother Nature is relentless and forward. When we do not live according to her laws she rewards us with disease.
Nicholas D. Kristof
I went back to the women and said, 'Tell me exactly what you want us to do.' And they said, 'Don't do anything for us, do somethingfor our children'.
Nicholas Sparks
What's your heart telling you to do?I don't know.'Maybe, you're trying too hard to hear it.
Pat Cunningham Devoto
No matter how much he talked, she never answered him, but he knew she was still there. He knew it was like the soldiers he had read about. They would have an arm or a leg blown off, and for days, even weeks after it happened, they could still feel the arm itching, the leg itching, the mother calling.
Paula Gruben
For all her faults, it was actually my mom who instilled in me a love of reading, and books, for which I will always be grateful. She's a complete bibliophile, so I've pretty much grown up around libraries and books.
Peter David
The battered and pathetic thing that represented any claim to conscience I might have had turned away from me in disgust. Oddly, I couldn't blame it. I was disgusted myself. Disgusted at my weakness and my lack of resolution, at my refusal to see justice through in the name of the woman who had borne me.
Ricky Maye
In all of your living, don't forget to live.
Roberta C. Bondi
To know myself as woman in the image of God to know God as Mother and to know my own mother as a window into God: these three are inseparable.If one is implausible to the heart the other two are as well.
Sana Krasikov
A Red Riding Hood out of her depths in the woods of socialism
Sana Krasikov
She was arriving at a revelation that the secret to living was simply forgetting
Sana Krasikov
Moscow appeared to her as an Asiatic sprawl of twisting streets, wooden shanties, and horse cabs. But already another Moscow was rising up through the chaos of the first. Streets built to accommodate donkey tracks have been torn open and replaced with boulevards broader than two or three Park Avenues. On the sidewalks, pedestrians were being detoured onto planks around enormous construction pits. A smell of sawdust and metal filings hung in the air
Sana Krasikov
Their courtship unfolded in two settings, a Russian reality overlaid with New York memories
Sana Krasikov
From the moment Julian entered the world, Florence had begun to conceive of life as separate from the aspects of its outward circumstances. Over and over, life renewed itself. Over and over, it made itself blind to the death and destruction of the past
Sana Krasikov
Sunset was just then settling over Red Square. There seemed some hidden vision to be gleaned. A message about man's chaotic spirit and his sombre dignity. His dignity and his power. His power and his purpose. She was sure that there was some thread there, but the burden of decoding it made her feel too tired
Sana Krasikov
Was it an instinct towards their future life together that she was already sensing, which made her pull back? For what she was seeing suddenly, in her mind's eye, was an image of the two of them dancing on the edge of the world, not realising that they were about to fall off
Sana Krasikov
Florence could feel a constriction in her chest…She had been foolish enough to hope that whatever she was walking into would affect no one but herself. Now the truth was catching up with her at the speed of her galloping heartbeat…Now they had summoned her. And they knew everything
Sana Krasikov
The Bolshevik leaders perched atop the Mausoleum were no easier to tell apart than chess pawns. But Florence too was certain that she could recognise the twinkling eyes of Joseph Stalin, which looked down at her each workday from the oil painting above Timofeyev's desk
Sana Krasikov
Only then, as she prepared to cross the avenue, did she again spot the man in the fedora hat. He was at the opposite side of the street from where he'd stood before, but the caramel color of his coat was unmistakable. He was loitering in front of what looked like a Ford V8 parked nose-up on the sidewalk. Florence adjusted her shawl over her shoulders and crossed to the opposite corner of the plaza. When she turned back to look again, he was gone
Sana Krasikov
Our communists aren't like your communists. In New York they're always on the street demonstrating, but their demands are absurd. Slash rents! Free groceries and electricity for the poor! They demand that landlords open up their vacant apartments to house the unemployed. They even demand that the Communist Party distribute unemployment relief instead of the Labor Department. They might as well demand cake and champagne!
Sana Krasikov
Florence imagined the Hammer and Sickle metallurgical plant to be an enormous brick factory like the ones in New York. But as she approached she saw it was in fact a small city of its own
Sana Krasikov
Florence, listen to me carefully. He squeezed her hand. Take whatever that agent offers you. Give him what he wants, and don't ask too many questions. Get yourself an exit visa as soon as you can. Then leave! Disappear. Forget this wretched place
Sana Krasikov
Sergey described the mighty furnaces and plants rising up from the steppes. How far we've come. How much work there is still to do! She would have to see it herself one day, with her own eyes. Florence reread the last line with a turbulent flip in her stomach. Was this an invitation?
Sanober Khan
i want to stay curled and cosiedand chocolated....foreverin my mother's arms.
Sharad Vivek Sagar
My mother, who taught me how to read and write and home-schooled me for the first 12 years of my life, whose presence shaped me as much as her absence did, who imbibed in me the values of empathy and fearlessness and hard work, looks down on me today with great pride.
Strickland Gillian
You may have tangible wealth untold; caskets of jewels and coffers of gold. Richer than I you can never be. I had a mother who read to me.
Sue Monk Kidd
One thing that became clear to me is that images of a divine mother are surprisingly important in the psychological wholeness of women, especially in the process of women taking up residence in their own authority.
Sunday Adelaja
Your identity should not be fully defined by what you do, by being a manager, a wife, a mother of children or a computer programmer
Suzanne Supplee
How did your mother die? asked Delk.Car accident, Katie replied, gazing out over the water. She'd been to mass. A tire blew on the way home, and she was gone. I was nineteen, Pather's age, when it happened. My brother was only eleven. She paused. I do know what you're going through. Katie looked at her.Pather told you? Katie nodded. Delk was glad Pather had told his sister; she was relieved not to have to tell the story again. Does it ever . . . you know . . . get any better?Katie shrugged her narrow shoulders and smiled. In some ways it does, but it's a bit like running a long race with a rock in your shoe. You get used to it, but it always hurts a little.
Suzy Kassem
MOTHER IS WATERI wish I couldShower your head with flowersAnd anoint your feet with my tears,For I know I have caused youSo much heartache, frustration and despair
Suzy Kassem
The Creator favors the man who loves over the man who hates. If you teach hatred to your children, one day your child will have that hatred reflected back onto them, or onto you.
Suzy Kassem
A woman's body is a sacred temple. A work of art, and a life-giving vessel. And once she becomes a mother, her body serves as a medicine cabinet for her infant. From her milk she can nourish and heal her own child from a variety of ailments. And though women come in a wide assortment as vast as the many different types of flowers and birds, she is to reflect divinity in her essence, care and wisdom. God created a woman's heart to be a river of love, not to become a killing machine.
Suzy Kassem
THE THREE LAWS OF ALLYou are never to worship a living soul,Except for three entities:Three - YOUR FATHERTwo - YOUR MOTHERAnd one - HE WHO IS ALL.To begin to study All Things,You must start with only three things:Man,Nature,And the universe.All three are a reflection of each other.So simply study one,To understand the other.All of creation started with JUST three things,And no living thing was created without them:Water,Light,And dust.Know these three basic laws.And you will come to knowHe Who Is All.Forever big, yet sometimes small,He is found in the heartOf everything.Suzy Kassem Poetry, Truth is Crying
Suzy Kassem
Colonialism is the mother of terrorism.
Suzy Kassem
We are not sheep or cows. God didn't create fences for us or boundaries to contain our nationalities. Man did. God didn't draw up religious barriers to separate us from each other. Man did. And on top of that, no father would like to see his children fighting or killing each other. The Creator favors the man who spreads loves over the man who spreads hate. A religious title does not make anyone more superior over another. If a kind man stands by his conscience and exhibits truth in his words and actions, he will stand by God regardless of his faith. If mankind wants to evolve, we must learn from our past mistakes. If not, our technology will evolve without us.
Thomas S. Monson
May each of us remember this truth; 'one cannot forget mother and remember God. One cannot remember mother and forget God.' Why? Because these two sacred persons, God and mother, partners in creation, in love, in sacrifice, in service, are as one.
Tina Fey
My parents raised me that you never ask people about their reproductive plans. You don't know their situation, my mom would say. I considered it such an impolite question that for years I didn't even ask myself. Thirty-five turned into forty faster than McDonald's food turns into cold nonfood.
Topsy Gift
Self discipline is the mother of success
Vladimir Nabokov
At eight, he had once told his mother that he wanted to paint air.
What a MOTHER means to me;Multitask personality whoOverwork to Offer Opportunities to everyone withTender heartedness Holy Spirit filled, Healthy and Holistic teacher and trainer whoEncourages people to take a risk in for them to be Reliable and Respected by humanity.
What a MOTHER means;Multitask PersonaOverwork beingTender heartedness humanEncourages peopleReliable friend
Zadie Smith
- You look fine. - Right. I look fine. Except I don't, said Zora, tugging sadly at her man's nightshirt. This was why Kiki had dreaded having girls: she knew she wouldn't be able to protect them from self-disgust.
Zeina Kassem
That's when it hit me; my sunglasses were buried in the grave where my Talal lay. Yes, my sunglasses were buried with him. But oh, how I wish my eyes had gone with him instead.
Zeina Kassem
Do our dreams carry messages from the great beyond, sent by the people we have lost, or are they a reflection of our desperation and wishful thinking?
Zeina Kassem
I feel like my life is made up of tiny puzzle parts that no longer fit together. Imagine working on a puzzle only to find that the final picture can never be complete because one of its pieces is missing. This is exactly what's happened to my life; it has become impossible to put it back together.
Zeina Kassem
Our dead become the photographs and words we hang on the walls, but they also hang on the walls of our hearts, the windows of our lips, and the sobs in our voices.
Zeina Kassem
It's as though you had lost an arm or leg but still instinctively reach out to feel your missing limb or try to walk again, placing your entire weight on something that no longer is there.
Zeina Kassem
I don't think I ever fully understood before now the old saying that goes: A mother's heart loves her young one until he grows; her ill one until he heals; and her traveler until he returns.I have experienced all kinds of waiting; I've waited for my young to grow and the sick to heal, but I am still waiting on my little traveler and I do not know how long it will be until I see him again.
Zeina Kassem
Grief is shameless; it refuses to be ignored. If you let it have its way, it becomes fatal. If you try to remove it piece by piece, it only multiplies like a tumor. And if you try to fight it, it becomes like quicksand; you try to claw your way back to the surface, and for a second you feel the fresh air against your face, thinking you've survived, only to be pulled fiercely back down again, swallowed whole, nothing left.
Zeina Kassem
The beauty of the sea is that it never shows any weakness and never tires of the countless souls that unleash their broken voices into its secret depths.
Zeina Kassem
I wish I had lost an arm or a leg. It would have been much easier than losing a part of my heart, which lives on, but now beats to a different rhythm.