Mother's Day is just around the corner, and we here at QBD thought we'd share with you some of our favourite literary quotes about everyone's favourite ladies- mums.
Mums have played a crucial role in so many of our favourite stories- not to mention our own lives- that it's great to have a special day to celebrate the strength, wisdom and warmth they bring.
"A mother's love is the strongest energy known to man"- Jamie McGuire, Eden
"My mother smiled at me. Her smile kind of hugged me."- R J Palacio, Wonder
"When you look at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know"- Mitch Albom, For One More Day
"Mothers are all slightly insane"- J D Salinger, Catcher in the Rye
"Mum always says the right thing. She always makes everything better"- Sophie Kinsella, Mini-shopaholic
"Love as powerful as your mother's for you leaves it's own mark" - J K Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
"God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers"- Rudyard Kipling
"Her laugh was enough to kick over what you were doing and follow her down the street"- Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch
“My mother... she is beautiful, softened at the edges and tempered with a spine of steel. I want to grow old and be like her.” - Jodi Picoult
“A good mother is irreplaceable.” - Adriana Trigiani
Also. if your mum is a book reader, a nice little extra gift idea can be to make your own bookmark using one these great quotes. All you need is pens, paper and a creative spirit!
Here's a couple we prepared earlier: