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4 Powerful Quotes From On-Screen Moms That Will Help Us Get Through Tough Times

Admit it, there are some points in life that we think we can handle without calling our mothers for help. But pride aside, the truth is that life will always find a way to burn us and the only ones who can extinguish the fire is the woman we often take for granted (Sorry, mom).

As much as we want to come up with a rather up-to-date philosophy on moms, we concede to this cliché: moms really know what’s best for their children.

We’ve rounded up lines we need to hear from our favorite on-screen mothers that will inspire us to keep going no matter where we are in life:


Mothers and their always on point metaphors

 “Life’s a box of chocolates, Forrest. You never know what you’re gonna get.”

-Mrs. Gump, Forrest Gump:


Tough love but still love, nonetheless

“You should just go to City College. You know, with your work ethic just go to City College and then to jail and then back to City College and then maybe you’d learn to pull yourself up and not expect everybody to do everything.”

-Marion McPherson, Lady Bird


Mama’s life may be awful, but that doesn’t mean their child’s fate should be the same, too.

Ma: You’re going to love it.

Jack: What?

Ma: The world.

-From the movie Room: 



She speaks from experience

“Everything is more complicated than you think it is right now and the only way you come to know that is through experience. And that’s what this whole process of growing up is all about.”

-Elizabeth McCord, Madam Secretary


And while we let them wave the crown and title of knowing exactly what to say at the right occasions, here is what we have to say in return:


“My mother never gave me any idea that I couldn’t do whatever I wanted to do or be whomever I wanted to be… As she guided me through these incredible eighteen years, I don’t know if she ever realized that the person I most wanted to be was her…

Thank you, Mom. You are my guidepost for everything.”

—Rory Gilmore, Gilmore Girls