Famous quotes containing the word mothers:

    The belief that there are final and immutable answers, and that the professional expert has them, is one that mothers and professionals tend to reinforce in each other. They both have a need to believe it. They both seem to agree, too, that if the professional’s prescription doesn’t work it is probably because of the mother’s inadequacy.
    Elaine Heffner (20th century)

    oh mothers you will have made the little tykes
    so happy because if nobody does pick them up in the movies
    they won’t know the difference
    and if somebody does it’ll be sheer gravy
    Frank O’Hara (1926–1966)