In praise of mothers: celebrities reveal the power of motherhood

From J.K Rowling to Tina Fey, many female celebrities have celebrated the joy, humour, pain and wonders of motherhood.

“For me, being a mother made me a better professional because coming home every night to my girls reminded me what I was working for.” – Michelle Obama

“Love as powerful as your mother’s for you leaves its own mark… to have been loved so deeply… will give us some protection forever.”

– J.K. Rowling

“A mother’s arms are more comforting than anyone else’s.”

– Diana, Princess of Wales

Princess Diana at Niagara Falls with Prince William and Prince Harry.

Princess Diana at Niagara Falls with Prince William and Prince Harry. Photo: HANS DDERYK

“Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother.”

– Oprah Winfrey

“I think every working mum probably feels the same thing… ‘This is impossible- oh, this is impossible.’ And then you just keep going and keep going and you sort of do the impossible.”

– Tina Fey

“After giving birth, I really understand the power of my body. I just feel my body means something completely different.”

– Beyonce 

Back in February, Beyonce debuted her baby bump in an Instagram post.

Back in February, Beyonce debuted her baby bump in an Instagram post. Photo: Instagram/beyonce

 “For we think back through our mothers if we are women.”

-Virgina Woolf

“Motherhood has a very humanising effect. Everything gets reduced to the essentials.”

– Meryl Streep     

“It’s not easy being a mother. If it were easy, fathers would do it.”

– Betty White

Betty White shared an old photo with her mother Tess on Instagram.

Betty White shared an old photo with her mother Tess on Instagram. Photo: Instagram/ Betty White

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

– Agatha Christie

“A mother laughs our laughter, sheds our tears, returns our love, fears our fears. She lives our joys, cares our cares, and all our hopes and dreams she shares.”

– Julia Summers

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