Maternal Quotes

Quotes tagged as "maternal" (showing 1-7 of 7)
Walt Whitman
“I am of old and young, of the foolish as much as the wise,
Regardless of others, ever regardful of others,
Maternal as well as paternal, a child as well as a man,
Stuffed with the stuff that is course, and stuffed with the stuff that is fine, one of the nation, of many nations, the smallest the same and the the largest”
Walt Whitman, Song of Myself

Elizabeth Berg
“No one wants to mother more vigilantly than a woman who is childless and wishes she wasn’t.”
Elizabeth Berg, The Year of Pleasures

Virginia Woolf
“So boasting of her capacity to surround and protect, there was scarcely a shell of herself left for her to know herself by; all was so lavished and spent; and James, as he stood stiff between her knees, felt her rise in a rosy-flowered fruit tree laid with leaves and dancing boughs into which the beak of brass, the arid scimitar of his father, the egotistical man, plunged and smote, demanding sympathy.”
Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse

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.”
Kamand Kojouri

“The abject impulse is inalienably connected with the feminine, specifically the maternal. As it forms out of the undefined morass of relations, surfaces and currents that existed before the Oedipal or mirror-stage coordinated them, the subject seems built around a primal sense of loss. The developing sense of the limits of the body is focussed on those holes in it's surface through which the outside becomes inside and vice versa: the mouth, anus, genitals, even the invisibly porous surface of the skin. It was the mother's body that was most connected with these crossing-points, as it fed and cleaned the undefined infant body. The sense that boundaries and limits are forming around this permable flesh is interpreted then as the withdrawal or even loss, of intimacy with the body of the mother, firstly in the increasing distance of the practical hygiene operations it performs and secondly, more remotely, beyond that in it's archaic ur-form as the body through which the child entered into the world.”
Nick Mansfield

Amanda Craig
“I am a Jewish mother. My dying words will be, “Put a jumper on”
Amanda Craig, Hearts and Minds

Laurie R. King
“Suddenly, it occurred to me that my feelings towards the little man were distinctly maternal. Good God, I thought, how utterly revolting, and I turned my mind firmly to the problem at hand.”
Laurie R. King, A Letter of Mary