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8 Favourite Moms from books and their Words of Wisdom

No matter how old we are, our mothers will always be one of our best friends and our true protector at all times. It is quite difficult to survive without them! Right? This sentiment is shared by several famous characters from books. Here is a list of the favourite moms from books and their Words of Wisdom.

Sally Jackson in Percy Jackson by Rick Riordan

Sally Jackson Percy Jackson’s mother and is married to Gabe Ugliano. She is extremely sweet spends a lot of timecooking or eating blue food.

Wisdom: “If my life is going to mean anything, I have to live it myself. I can’t let a God take care of me…or my son.”

Molly Weasley in the Harry Potter series by J K Rowling

A strong-willed mother of seven, Molly is protective, caring and at the same time unafraid to correct and yell at her children when they are wrong.

Wisdom: Beds empty! No note! Car gone—could have crashed—out of my mind with worry—did you care?—never, as long as I’ve lived—you wait until your father gets home.”

Marilla Cuthbert in Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery

The guardian of Anne Shirley, Davy and Dora Keith, Marillateaches Anne everything and is a perfect role model for her.

Wisdom: “Anne, you have tricked something out of that imagination of yours that you call romance. Have you forgotten how he gave up the Avonlea School for you so that you could stay here with me? He picked you up every day in his carriage so that you could study your courses together. Don’t toss it away for some ridiculous ideal that doesn’t exist. Hmm? Now, you come downstairs and see if a good cup of tea and some of those plum puffs I made today don’t hearten you.”

Ma Ingalls in Little House on the Prairie byLaura Ingalls Wilder

The mother of Laura, Mary, Carrie, Charles Jr., Grace, Albert, James, and Cassandra, provides comfort and reassurance for all her children.

Wisdom: “We start learning the minute we’re born, Laura. And if we’re wise, we don’t stop until the Lord calls us home.”

Josephine Rabbit in the Peter Rabbit Books byBeatrix Potter

A loving mother to Peter RabbitFlopsyMopsy and Cotton-Tail, Mrs Josephine Rabbit is very kind to her children and is known to help anyone in need.

Wisdom: “Now my dears, you may go into the fields or down into the lane, but don’t go into Mr. McGregor’s garden. Your father had an accident there. He was put in a pie by Mrs. McGregor.”

Margaret March in ‘Little Women‘ by Louisa May Alcott

Margaret March, fondly called ‘Marmee’, is a strong and independent woman, who heads the household and engages in plenty of charitywork.

Wisdom: Oh, Jo. Jo, you have so many extraordinary gifts; how can you expect to lead an ordinary life? You’re ready to go out and – and find a good use for your talent. Tho’ I don’t know what I shall do without my Jo. Go, and embrace your liberty. And see what wonderful things come of it.

Angela Mccourt in Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt

Wisdom: Mother to Frank, Malachy, Oliver, Eugene, and Margaret, Angela is a loving mother. She even sacrifices her dignity to provide for her children, yet is able to retain her sense of humour.

Wisdom: “You might be poor, your shoes might be broken, but your mind is a palace.”

Natalie Prior in Divergent Series by Veronica Roth

The mother of Beatrice and Caleb Prior and the wife of Andrew Prior, Natalie Prior is a selfless women who believes in putting others first.

Wisdom: “You’re my daughter. I don’t care about the factions. Look what they got us. Human beings as a whole cannot be good for long before the bad creeps back in and poisons us again.”



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Aishwarya Mukundarajan

Aishwarya is an MBA graduate from Symbiosis International University, Pune. When asked what her hobbies are she points to an overflowing bookcase.

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