"The clocks were striking midnight and the rooms were very still as a figure glided quietly from bed to bed, smoothing a coverlid here, settling a pillow there, and pausing to look long and tenderly at each unconscious face, to kiss each with lips that mutely blessed, and to pray the fervent prayers which only mothers utter." -Louisa May Alcott, Little Women
"'What do girls do who haven't any mothers to help them through their troubles?'" -Louisa May Alcott, Little Women
"…for no matter how lost and soiled and worn-out wandering sons may be, mothers can forgive and forget every thing as they fold them into their fostering arms. Happy the son whose faith in his mother remains unchanged, and who, through all his wanderings, has kept some filial token to repay her brave and tender love." -Louisa May Alcott, Little Men
"…she rejoiced as only mothers can in the good fortunes of their children." -Louisa May Alcott, Jo's Boys
"'Mothers can forgive anything! Tell me all, and be sure that I will never let you go, though the whole world should turn from you.'" -Louisa May Alcott, Jo's Boys
"'A mother would have been always present. A mother would have been a constant friend; her influence would have been beyond all other.'" -Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey
love you — for
meant — more
than I know, body
gave me my
of you…" -Robert Creeley, "For My Mother: Genevieve Jules Creeley April 8, 1887- 1972"
"…When you are in your grave all that you will be able to say is mommy.…" -Dorothea Lasky, "The Poetry that is Going to Matter After You are Dead"
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