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26 Best Mother’s Day Quotes From Famous Moms

These sweet sayings will make you want to call your mom.

Sometimes, the best Mother’s Day gift can be sweet words that come from the heart. If you’re seeking ideas to make your mom smile — or to simply reflect on your own motherhood — read on for some famous mothers’ wise words on the world’s biggest job.

“No one’s really doing it perfectly, I just think you love your kids with your whole heart, and you do the best you possibly can.” -Reese Witherspoon

“I have found being a mother has made me emotionally raw in many situations. Your heart is beating outside your body when you have a baby.” -Kate Beckinsale

“I was overwhelmed by how normal it felt. It was like, ‘There you are – that’s what I have been missing.’ Like we’re both in on something only we know.” -Sienna Miller

“I feel more beautiful than I’ve ever felt because I’ve given birth. I have never felt so connected, never felt like I had such a purpose on this earth.” -Beyonce

“I’ve learned the value of absorbing the moment. I remember the first time Ripley saw her shadow. My God, it was like shadows had just been invented. It was the most exquisite moment.” -Thandie Newton

“I see myself as a mom first. I’m so lucky to have that role in life. The world can like me, hate me or fall apart around me and at least I wake up with my kids and I’m happy.” -Angelina Jolie

“There is no way to be a perfect mother, and a million ways to be a good one.” -Jill Churchill

“Having children just puts the whole world into perspective. Everything else just disappears.” -Kate Winslet

“Motherhood is heart-exploding, blissful hysteria.” -Olivia Wilde

“When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.” -Sophia Loren

“Motherhood is the greatest thing and the hardest thing.” -Ricki Lake

“There’s no such thing in the world as a supermom. We just do the best we can.” -Sarah Michelle Gellar

“There’s absolutely no sort of acknowledgement or reward for this — except the intangible of my kids growing up to be wonderful people.” -Jodie Foster

“A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dates all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.” -Agatha Christie

“Being a mother is probably the hardest job in the world. I feel like, in a lot of ways, children come into the world to teach us.” -Mariah Carey

“It’s not easy being a mother. If it were easy, fathers would do it.” -Dorothy, “The Golden Girls”

“‘Oh, I’m just a mom,’ you heard women say. Just a mom? Please! Being a mom is everything. It’s mentorship, it’s inspirational, and it’s our hope for the future.” -Sally Field

“My favorite thing about being a mom is just what a better person it makes you on a daily basis. Every morning when I wake her up, the endgame is, ‘Can I get her to smile?’ And that puts me in a good mood. It’s definitely a different way to live — and a much better one.” -Drew Barrymore

“All those clichés, those things you hear about having a baby and motherhood — all of them are true. And all of them are the most beautiful things you will ever experience.” -Penélope Cruz

“It’s my favorite role, being a mom.” -Teri Polo

“Motherhood has a very humanizing effect. Everything gets reduced to essentials.” -Meryl Streep

“Motherhood is tough. If you just want a wonderful little creature to love, you can get a puppy.” -Barbara Walters

“Motherhood is the only thing in my life that I’ve really known for sure is something I wanted to do.” -Cynthia Nixon

“Being a mom has made me so tired. And so happy.” -Tina Fey

“Motherhood has helped me to stop overanalyzing things. It’s been liberating because I used to be somewhat neurotic. I attribute that to having something bigger than myself.” -Idina Menzel