Quotes of the Day for 8 May 2010 – Mother's Unday
I walk a tightrope every Mother's Day. On the one hand, I dearly love my mother and can't snub her by skipping Mother's Day in the quotes selection. On the other, I married a wonderful woman who had a bad relationship with her mother, is not and never will be a mother herself, and can't stand the saccharine Hallmarkian celebration every year. I have decided to occasionally observe Mother's Unday on the day before, much like some Scandinavians celebrate St Urho's Day the day before St Patrick's. If you're completely comfortable with the traditional approach, you might want to hit Delete right now. If these resonate with you, you may not want to open tomorrow's issue.
The remarkable thing about my mother is that for 30 years she served us nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found.
- Calvin Trillin
Mothers, food, love, and career, the four major guilt groups.
- Cathy Guisewite
What I object to in Mother is that she wants me to think her thoughts. Apart from the question of hypocrisy, I prefer my own.
- Margaret Deland, The Rising Tide, 1916
Whenever I'm with my mother, I feel as though I have to spend the whole time avoiding land mines.
- Amy Tan, The Kitchen God's Wife, 1991
Few misfortunes can befall a boy which bring worse consequences than to have a really affectionate mother.
- W. Somerset Maugham, 1874 - 1965
My mother didn't try to stab my father until I was six, but she must have shown signs of oddness before that.
- Alan Alda
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