12 Quotes to Celebrate Moms on Mother's Day

We've learned from many of our MAKERS' stories that so much of their strength, courage and fearlessness comes from their mothers.

Whether it was an example set by actions or the wisdom of words, so many trailblazing women's first role models were their mothers, and we're sure that many of you feel the same about your mothers.

Celebrate Mother's Day by taking a look throught quotes from women including Temple Grandin, Judy Blume, Ursula Burns, Maria Shriver and more. Share with your mom the quote that resonates most with you.


Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker's mother was a powerful model of a woman playing every role. 

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says that her mother was one of the smartest people she's ever known and that she provided her with two very important life lessons. 

Maria Shriver describes her mother Eunice Kennedy Shriver as unique and incredibly driven. Learn more about Maria's relationship with her mother here. 

Diahann Carroll's mother was unconditionally supportive and told Diahann: "you could be President of the United States."

Judy Blume's mother was her biggest fan. But sometimes even best-selling authors embarrass their moms.

Ursula Burns only appreciated her mother's wise saying when she got older. 

Creator of the "Cathy" cartoon, Cathy Guisewite may have used her mother as inspiration for her comic, but also kept her mother's lessons close to heard. 

Diane von Furstenberg's mother, a Holocaust survivor, instilled in her daughter to be independent and fearless. 

Basketball star Lisa Leslie saw her mother as early role model when it came to femininity and strength who drove an 18-wheeler with a lipstick tucked into her bra.

Although autism was not well understood in the 1950s, Temple Grandin's mother pushed her outside of her comfort zone to help teach her daughter everday social skills. 

Zainab Salbi knew she could achieve her dreams of helping women globally when her mother gave her the encouragement she needed to hear. 

James Beard nominated cookbook author and TV host Ellie Krieger shares her who #1 MAKER is: her mom.