Last month, my blogging sister and good friend Merril Smith tagged me for the Three Quotes in Three Days challenge, and I’m actually a little sad that today is my last day. For today’s quote, I at first wanted to share a quote about motherhood. There are so many excellent quotes on this subject, but my absolute favorite comes from Rod Tidwell (who was Cuba Gooding Jr.’s character in the movie Jerry Maguire… which is odd because I didn’t like the movie, but that quote has stuck with me ever since). The quote was simply, “A single mother — That’s a sacred thing, man.” Isn’t that beautiful?
Some of my other favorites are as follows:
“It’s easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” -Frederick Douglass
“Your children need your presence more than your presents.” -Jesse Jackson
“The trouble with being a parent is that by the time you are experienced, you are unemployed.” -Anonymous
“Whenever I held my newborn baby in my arms, I used to think that what I said and did to him could have an influence not only on him, but on all whom he met, not only for a day or a month or a year, but for all eternity – a very challenging and exciting thought for a mother.” -Rose Kennedy
“When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.” -Sophia Loren
“God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.” – Jewish Proverb
“If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?” -Milton Berle
But because I couldn’t narrow my favorite motherhood quotes down to only one, I decided to go a different direction altogether, and go with something lighthearted, whimsical, and downright funny. Therefore the perfect choice for the person who said my quote for today was obviously Mark Twain. (He always had something humorous to say, didn’t he?) So without further ado, here’s my last quote in this challenge:
“Clothes make the man; naked people have little or no influence in society.”
And for my last nomination of someone to participate, I’d like to recommend Phantom Writer. Though I don’t know her name, every time her gravatar pops up in my comments, it makes me smile. She always has something witty to blog about, and I know she’ll be a successful writer in her journey. You can follow her at https://phantomwriter143.wordpress.com/.
Let’s talk: Do YOU like being tagged in these blog challenges? Is there a particular subject on which you have more than one favorite quote? Do you think I cheated by adding more than one quote each day?