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Jewish Mother Quotes


"My mother was a Jewish General Patton." - Don Rickles

"I don't consider myself Jewish. I am half-Jewish by race but not through my mother." - Ben Elton

"Even a secret agent can't lie to a Jewish mother." - Peter Malkin

"I got into the situation where I was extreme right. It turned out that my mother is Jewish, my grandmother is Jewish. I am Jewish. So I can't hate Jewish people." - Csanad Szegedi

"over protective? a butler in a grade- B movie? someones jewish mother? you got it" - Margaret Weis

"As scary as it was being raised by one Jewish mother, I have to feel for my kids because they have two Jewish mothers." - Judy Gold

"I never felt like a good Jew. My mother was not Jewish, and that makes me a non-Jew according to Jewish religious law." - Stephane Hessel

"We don't like to say that [my wife was Jewish] because her mother was Jewish, which means she was Jewish. So don't imply that my wife was a shikse." - Kevin Sessums

"My father is Jewish, and I look exactly like him My mother is British, but she's of French extraction." - Joan Collins

"My father is Jewish, and I look exactly like him... My mother is British, but she's of French extraction." - Joan Collins

"My mother should have been Jewish. She could have taught a class on how to induce guilt." - Lorna Luft

"For a Jewish mother, having a country wage war on your son is the worst. If Kim Jong-un only knew what he was doing to my mother!" - Seth Rogen

"No true Christian can carry within his heart hatred for any of God's children . . . I am as aware as any other Christian that our Savior was Jewish, His mother was Jewish. The Apostles were Jewish. The first martyrs were Jewish...So no true Christian, in my judgment, can be an anti-Semite." - Pat Buchanan

"Mother humor is such a universal theme. I wrote a show called '25 Questions for a Jewish Mother.' I had people coming up to me after the show saying, 'I'm Baptist, and my mother is just like yours.'" - Judy Gold

"When you have a Jewish mother who has a very strong Jewish family, it's very ethnic in its practices. Eating brisket, the food and the family and the interconnectedness for better or worse." - Goldie Hawn

"When you have a Jewish mother who has a very strong Jewish family, it's very ethnic in its practices. Eating brisket, the food and the family and the interconnectedness for better or worse." - Goldie

"Nothing is sacred. Not even your own mother, not the Jewish martyrs, not even people starving of hunger. Laugh at everything, ferociously, bitterly, to exorcise the old monsters." - Francois Cavanna

"My father was the Jewish half of the family, yet it was my mother who taught me to have pride in that tradition." - Gloria Steinem

"How do you think it is on a Jewish mother? It's horrible for her to see her son facing these accusations." - Dov Charney

"'Cullum' is Scottish, but I'm nowhere near Scottish. My mother is Burmese, and my father is of German, Jewish, English ancestry." - Jamie Cullum

"When I tell people I'm an Italian Jew, they're very amused by it. But obviously by blood I'm Jewish, because my mother is." - Antonio Sabato Jr

"My mom is a very warm, typical sort of Jewish-mother type. And my dad has a somewhat, um, different personality." - Peter R. Orszag

"My mom is a very warm, typical sort of Jewish-mother type. And my dad has a somewhat, um, different personality." - Peter Orszag

"Mother knows breast." - Anonymous

"I cried to my mother that I wanted to go to Hebrew school; I wanted Jewish friends. But when my mother took me, the kids there all knew each other, and somehow I was even more of an outcast." - Caroline Leavitt

"My daughter Gabby very kindly once said that she thinks I was a better mother because I was doing a job I loved. I now think guilt is a universal part of being a mother. I used to think it was Jewish-mother guilt but now I think it is working-mother guilt." - Donna Karan

"I'm Jewish. Went to a Jewish school." - Jonathan Glazer

"Every child a wanted child; every mother a willing mother." - Henry Morgentaler

"Poverty, the mother of manhood. Also, the mother of prostitution." - Lucan

"A mother is a mother still, The holiest thing alive." - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"I love my mother. I reach out to my mother." - Jeanne Phillips

"Mugged by my own mother." - Rick Riordan

"Chess was Capablanca's mother tongue." - Richard Reti

"Society's the mother of convention." - Carolyn Wells

"My mother is a beauty." - Marylouise Parker

"I was thinking a lot about myself and my own super inextricably Jewish boy link with my mother. I felt like even a Jewish spy would have this relationship, so yes, I was very much exploring this relationship of boys and their mothers, and Jewish boys and their mothers. Exactly that, the ridiculous lengths that a doting mother will go for her son, and the ridiculous lengths that - I will pretend this is distanced from me - the ridiculous neediness of a grown man for a mother." - Nathan Englander

"My mother made me a scientist without ever intending to. Every other Jewish mother in Brooklyn would ask her child after school, So? Did you learn anything today? But not my mother. Izzy, she would say, did you ask a good question today? That difference - asking good questions - made me become a scientist." - Isidor Isaac Rabi

"An interesting difference between African-American humor and Jewish humor, in it's kind of basic or maybe most austere type form is, African-American humor, some of it comes out of playing the dozens in which you insult the other person or insult the other person's mother, and so much of Jewish humor is like, you're insulting yourself. It's totally self-deprecating." - Terry Gross

"Growing up in a Jewish matriarchal world inside the patriarchal paradise of Salt Lake City, Utah, gave me increased perspective on gender issues, as it also did my gay brother and my lesbian sister. Our younger sister is the perfect Jewish-American wife and mother, and is fiercely proud of that fact." - Roseanne Barr

"My mother's mother is Jewish and African, so I guess that would be considered Creole. My mother's father was Cherokee Indian and something else. My dad's mother's Puerto Rican and black, and his father was from Barbados." - Meagan Good

"My mother was born in San Juan. So I'm Puerto Rican, Jewish, colored and married to a white woman. When I move into a neighborhood, people start running four ways at the same time." - Sammy Davis Jr

"As a matter of fact [my mother] is very happily married. To a very nice southern gentleman named Roanoke - her first non-Jewish husband, as she likes to say." - Carrie Fisher

"Jewish custom, which traces descent solely from the mother, is more sensible and more discreet. Our own lawgivers can't accept the fact that there are many things in family life that are best kept shrouded in mystery." - John Mortimer

"Culture Clash Dylan says when I meet his mother today I shouldn't mention that I'm Jewish. I say okay, but can I tell her about the HIV postive thing? He gives me a look. I give him one back" - Sonya Sones

"My mother told me once that she and my father agreed that I would not be brought up Jewish in Chicago. She had me going to a Methodist church." - Wesley Clark

"Creating a meal for my friends and family, sitting together, eating, laughing and talking - that is when I am so happy. Oh my God, if you could see how much food I make - I am the original Jewish mother." - Gwyneth Paltrow

"You can take the babushka off the Jewish mother and dress her up in a pair of Seven jeans and Marc Jacobs sling-backs, but she's still going to expect a passel of grandkids." - Ayelet Waldman

"I was this kid who had been raised in New York, and now all of a sudden, my mother decided that she was a Jewish divorcee and therefore she should be living in Miami Beach." - Natasha Lyonne

"I'd work to make it hip again to spend time in our fabled and fabulous land. But with a Puerto Rican father and a Jewish mother, I would probably be better suited as mayor of New York." - Geraldo Rivera

"I do strongly identify with being Jewish. I was raised Orthodox and had a childhood complicated by the fact that my father was deeply religious and my mother was not." - Dani Shapiro

"I grew up in Queens, in New York City, in a middle class Jewish family. My mother was a public school teacher, my father was a lawyer. They were Democrats - kind of middle-of-the-road democrats." - Elliott Abrams

"At age 11, I went to a Jewish school. I speak Yiddish. I'm Church of England Protestant. My father was Catholic, and my mother was Protestant. My wife is a Muslim." - Michael Caine

"So an autobiography about death should include, in my case, an account of European Jewry and of Russian and Jewish events - pogroms and flights and murders and the revolution that drove my mother to come here." - Harold Brodkey

"Adversity is the mother of progress." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Repetition is the mother of skill." - Tony Robbins

"War is the mother of everything." - Heraclitus

"The loneliness is the mother of wisdom." - Laurence Sterne

"Persistence is the mother of personal change" - Robin S. Sharma

"Humility is the mother of giants." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"Whistler,' Manet called. 'How's your mother?" - Christopher Moore

"Surprise is the mother of panic." - Nick Murray

"Indifference is commonly the mother of discretion." - Lord Chesterfield

"The mob is the mother of tyrants." - Diogenes of Sinope

"Even my great grand-mother did impressions." - Julia Louis-Dreyfus

"Laziness is the mother of all evils." - Sophocles

"Mission is 'the mother of theology'." - Martin Kahler

"Solitude is the mother of anxieties." - Publilius Syrus

"Experience is the universal mother of sciences." - Miguel De Cervantes

"My mother had me sort the eyes" - Elizabeth Graver

"Variety is the mother of Enjoyment." - Benjamin Disraeli

"Necessity is often the mother of balls" - Nora Roberts

"I think my mother was very spiritual." - John Mcgahern

"Mother always said you were greedy." - Ralph Bellamy

"Experience is the mother of custom." - Henry Ward Beecher

"The term 'working mother' is redundant." - Erma Bombeck

"Frugality is the mother of all virtues." - Justinian I

"Father-Mother is the name for Deity ..." - Mary Baker Eddy

"Silence is become his mother tongue." - Oliver Goldsmith

"Censorship is the mother of metaphor." - Jorge Luis Borges

"Unless carefree, mother love was a killer." - Toni Morrison

"Holy mother of Lord Cocoa Puffs" - Lauren Oliver

"I absolutely love being a mother." - Molly Sims

"What the daughter does, the mother did." - Proverbs

"A busy mother makes slothful daughters." - Proverbs

"The phrase working mother is redundant." - Jane Sellman

"Mother is a verb, not a noun." - Proverbs

"England is the Mother of Parliaments" - John Bright

"Want is the mother of industry." - Proverbs

"My mother never forgave my father" - Stanley Kunitz

"My mother is part albino." Bella Swan" - Stephenie Meyer

"Fear is the mother of all gods." - Lucretius

"The orchid is Mother Nature's masterpiece." - Robyn

"Every Mother contains her daughter in herself and every daughter her mother and every mother extends backwards into her mother and forwards into her daughter." - Carl Jung

"Necessity is the mother of taking chances." - Mark Twain

"Diligence is the mother of good fortune." - Benjamin Disraeli

"I feel betrayed by own mother." - Aaron Carter

"Fear is the mother of foresight." - Thomas Hardy

"I suspect that hunger was my mother." - Plautus

"I'm not a good mother at all." - Steve Harvey

"Getting caught is the mother of invention." - Robert Byrne

"I was raised by a single mother." - Josh Peck

"Fear is the mother of morality." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"My mom was Jewish, so some would call me Jewish." - Nathan Lane

"I'm part Jewish and part Christian, but I'm mostly Jewish." - Joey King

"My mother smokes me out. We'll get these long periods of me thinking I'm too busy to call her up or e-mail her, and she'll send me something. My mom's a real whiner. I love her to death, but she always sends me these 'woe is me' things. I think she might be Jewish. I'm not sure. She's Baptist-Jewish, which is a double whammy." - Ronnie Dunn

"Conscience is a Jewish invention." - Adolf Hitler

"Jewish men don't know anything." - Marilyn Monroe

"I'm a Jewish Jane Austen." - Howard Jacobson

"I'm half Jewish half WASP." - Lena Dunham

"My dad was old school Jewish. Not do your taxes Jewish - steal your car Jewish." - Dov Davidoff

"Without a mother, one cannot love. Without a mother, one cannot die." - Hermann Hesse

"Only your mother could find you attractive, and only your mother could love you." - Joan Kiddell-Monroe

"Mother Teresa had a mustache. Hitler had a mustache. Mother Teresa is Hitler." - Lewis Black

"I know I'm a really good mother. I know it. I'm a really good mother." - Rosie O'Donnell

"O mother Ida, many-fountained Ida, Dear mother Ida, harken ere I die." - Alfred Tennyson

"We are made from Mother Earth and we go back to Mother Earth." - Proverbs

"Leisure is the mother of philosophy; and commonwealth, the mother of peace and leisure." - Thomas Hobbes

"I've been described as a tough and noisy woman, a prize fighter, a man-hater, you name it. They call me Battling Bella, Mother Courage, and a Jewish mother with more complaints than Portnoy. There are those who say I'm impatient, impetuous, uppity, rude, profane, brash, and overbearing. Whether I'm any of those things, or all of them, you can decide for yourself. But whatever I am - and this ought to be made very clear - I am a very serious woman." - Bella Abzug

"My father is from Copenhagen and he lived there until he was in his late 20s. We always grew up with a lot of Danish culture at home. My mother is Jewish but we always celebrated Christmas because we loved the traditions of Danish Christmas." - Scarlett Johansson

"You know how Van Nuys got its name? Well, one day my little old Jewish mother was visiting me, and I took her to the top of the Hollywood Hills and had her view the valley below just at sunset. Well, mama, what would you call that? And she said, Ver nize." - Joey Bishop

"My father was from a secular Jewish family and my mother from a nominally Christian (Episcopalian) one. They were not religious as adults. They did, however, believe in educating their children about the Bible. They viewed this as an essential part of any education." - Mike Berenstain

"It's true that I wouldn't have written the first book had my sister and mother been alive. It was my way of continuing our conversation. It's also this Jewish thing of naming and remembering people, and I think there is a sense of keeping that side of life going." - Nigella Lawson

"When I listen to the complaints that follow just about every presidential debate, I'm reminded of the well-worn joke about the Jewish mother who buys her son two shirts. When he shows up at dinner wearing one, she says: 'What's the matter? You didn't like the other one?'" - Jeff Greenfield

"My parents were born and brought up in New York City. My father was trained as an electrical engineer, and my mother was an elementary school teacher. They were the children of Jewish immigrants who had come to the United States from England and Lithuania in the late 1800s." - David Lee

"My identity has always been confused. Born in Edinburgh of a Scottish/Russian/Jewish mother and an English/Irish/Catholic father, there is no form of guilt to which I was not subjected in my childhood. Members of my immediate family live all over the world - a diaspora of cousins, aunts, uncles and more in a dizzying mix." - Sara Sheridan

"My mother was really involved with the Refusenik campaign with Soviet Union Jews. They would come and stay at our house, some of them, after they managed to get out of the Soviet Union at the time. There were things that were Jewish-related happening in my house quite consistently, but it was much more from a kind of activist standpoint." - Noreena Hertz

"When I was a little kid, it was not uncommon for a cousin or an uncle, before they would even say 'Hello,' to gush, 'You know, your mother's brisket is just incredible; it's so good.' That was an inspiration for creating a love song in that well-worn terrain of the relationship between a Jewish boy and his mother." - Rick Moranis

"India was the motherland of our race, and Sanskrit the mother of Europe's languages: she was the mother of our philosophy; mother, through the Arabs, of much of our mathematics; mother, through the Buddha, of the ideals embodied in Christianity; mother, through the village community, of self-government and democracy. Mother India is in many ways the mother of us all." - Will Durant

"The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new." - Rajneesh

"I have the strength from my mother, the survivability. I have wonderful qualities from my mother - but please, Mother, forgive me - I heard judgment constantly about my father." - Mandy Patinkin

"The idea of the book [Japanes Lover] came in a conversation that I had with a friend walking in the streets of New York. We were talking about our mothers, and I was telling her how old my mother was, and she was telling me about her mother. Her mother was Jewish, and she said that she was in a retirement home and that she had had a friend for 40 years that was a Japanese gardener. This person had been very important in my friend's upbringing." - Isabel Allende

"I'm rather secular. I'm basically Jewish. But I think I'm Jewish not because of the Jewish religion at all." - Mel Brooks

"I have nothing against the Jewish people." - Adolf Hitler

"I heart Jewish girls... oh my God." - Pauly D

"I want a horny little Jewish princess." - Frank Zappa

"I came from a warm Jewish family." - Michael Marmot

"You are losing because of Jewish bankers." - David Remnick

"I feel Jewish in the sense of culturally Jewish, I suppose the way Bernie Sanders feels Jewish, but not Jewish in a religious sense." - Susan Jacoby

"Anyone who wants something else is Jewish." - Imre Kertesz

"Today, Jewish defense is an accepted thing." - Meir Kahane

"I was raised Jewish and bar mitzvahed." - Dan Futterman

"I was too Jewish for 'Flashdance.'" - Jennifer Grey

"The Jewish part of me is superstitious." - Gwyneth Paltrow

"Faced with destruction, the Jewish people survived." - Jonathan Sacks

"I am of Russian-Jewish distraction." - Delmore Schwartz

"I'm Jewish, but I'm totally not." - Sarah Silverman

"I'm not anti-Jewish; I'm anti-Zionist." - Helen Thomas

"I'm a Jewish born-again Christian." - Stephen Baldwin

"I am Jewish, Italian, American, Catholic." - Lapo Elkann

"I know a lot about Jewish comedians." - Dana Snyder



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