Saturday, April 16, 2011

Quotable Quotes

I somehow 'collect' quotes in my head. Mostly, I remember them because they are thought-provoking and/or apply to my life. I will keep editing this post as and when I come across new quotes. Meanwhile, here are some. (Where possible, I will state the author's name. However, I usually can't remember the name, so if you do know it, you can help by commenting!)
  • Do not worry that your children aren't listening; worry that they are watching.
  • The term 'working mother' is redundant. (Seen on a poster at Brewerkz)
  • It takes a village to raise a child. (African proverb)
  • To parent is not to impose, but to guide, moderate and support.
  • Raising a child is like flying a kite. Sometimes you need to pull back, but sometimes you need to let go... to really see a kite soar, you've got to let it go.
  • If you want your children to respect you, respect them first.
  • Write your plans in pencil and give the eraser to God. (Seen on a bumper sticker)
  • Bone of my bone,
    Flesh of my flesh,
    Blood of my blood,
    Milk of my breast,
    Child of my heart,
    Person of your own. (Kristin Gillespie)
  • The modern mother faces a very large problem: her own possible extinction. She has the same powers of observation, the same intuition, the same instincts, and the same love for her baby that mothers have had throughout human history. But she is threatened by a world in which it is no longer safe to be a mother.
  • "You are not a pacifier; you are a Mom. You are the sun, the moon, the earth, you are liquid love, you are warmth, you are security, you are comfort in the very deepest aspect of the meaning of comfort.... but you are not a pacifier!" (Paula Yount)

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