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15 Great Literary Quotes About Mothers

Considering they made us, we've quite a lot to thank our mothers for.
Sometimes all it takes is a good book to be reminded so, because at some stage or another we've all been gripped by a book thanks to the maternal magnetism of a paragraph. Motherly instincts have helped shape some of the strongest characters and most intriguing plot dynamics of our time.
So with Mother’s Day fast approaching (May 10 in the US, March 15 in the UK – best not forget it), here are some of the best passages to get inspiration from before you post that card.



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