It’s sad if people think that’s (homemaking) a dull existence, but you can’t just buy an apartment and furnish it and walk away. It’s the flowers you choose, the music you play, the smile you have waiting. I want it to be gay and cheerful, a haven in this troubled world. I don’t want my husband and children to come home and find a rattled woman. Our era is already rattled enough, isn’t it?
— Audrey Hepburn
My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute my success in life to the moral, intellectual, and physical education I received from her.
— George Washington
A mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled.
— Emily Dickinson
This has been one of my bad habits all my life, even where my children were concerned. Instead of enjoying them, most of the time I was disciplining them or worrying about their health or trying to give them pleasures that their father’s illness prevented them from enjoying with him. I was never really carefree. It is a pity that we can not have the experience that comes with age in our younger days, when we really need it. We certainly would enjoy life more and I am sure that somehow the responsibilities would all be taken care of quite as well.
— Eleanor Roosevelt
If you want to get warm, you move near the fire. If you want joy, peace, eternal life, you must get close to what has them.
— C.S. Lewis
There is more to life than increasing its speed.
— Mahatma Gandhi