'If you've never been hated by your child, you've never been a parent'
'There's a lot more to being a woman than being a mother. But there's a lot more to being a mother than most people suspect'
'My idea of Superwoman is someone who scrubs her own floors'
'There is no such thing as a non-working mother'
'A mother is a person who, seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie'
'Any mother could perform the jobs of several air-traffic controllers with ease'
'Being a mother is a profession just like being a doctor or a lawyer, except that if you have several children, it's more like being an Indian chief'
'The joys of motherhood are never fully experienced until the children are in bed'
'When you're a mother, the odds of going into a store for a loaf of bread and coming out with only a loaf of bread are three billion to one'
and my own personal favourite:
'It's not easy being a mother. If it were, fathers would do it'
Dorothy (The Golden Girls)