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From mom, with love; Celebrity daughters talk about their mothers

Prateeksha Nayak
9th May 2016
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These are stars the world looks up to. But the one person they look up to are their moms; the ones who see them sans all the glitz, stardom and glamour, the ones for whom they are only little girls and forever will be. In honor of mother’s day, we’ve rounded up quotes from 10 celebrities about their mothers.

 

1) Taylor Swift

“My mom and I have always been really close. She’s always been the friend that was always there. There were times when, in middle school and junior high, I didn’t have a lot of friends. But my mom was always my friend. Always. And you can never forget those people who are always there for you from the beginning. So my relationship with her has gotten even closer.”

2) Mindy Kaling

“My relationship with my mom is really the single most profound relationship that I’ve ever had in my life … I said to her, ‘Mom, I’m going to be so lonely without you.’ And she just said, ‘You have to be your own best friend. If you always remember that, you will always have someone there with you.’” — New York Magazine

3) Michelle Obama

“She is my salvation and not just because she is there, but because she is there in a positive way. I know that in addition to all the extra love and attention, she is instilling the discipline and the rules. She cheats a little bit as grandmas do, but the baseline in terms of how we as a family believe in instilling character and our values, I know that that’s the same across the board.” — Ebony, September 2008

4) Hillary Rodham Clinton

“Shortly after we moved to Park Ridge, my mother noticed that I was reluctant to go outside to play. Sometimes I came in crying, complaining that the girl across the street was always pushing me around. Suzy O’Callaghan had older brothers, and she was used to playing rough. I was only four years old, but my mother was afraid that if I gave in to my fears, it would set a pattern for the rest of my life. One day, I came running into the house. She stopped me. ‘Go back out there’, she ordered, ‘and if Suzy hits you, you have my permission to hit her back. You have to stand up for yourself. There’s no room in this house for cowards’. She later told me she watched from behind the dining room curtain as I squared my shoulders and marched across the street. I returned a few minutes later, glowing with victory. ‘I can play with the boys now’, I said. ‘And Suzy will be my friend!’ She was and she still is.” — Living History

5) Ellen DeGeneres

“When my parents divorced, it was my mother and me, by ourselves in an apartment. At that point, we kind of became roommates. I was 13 years old. She’d been married for almost 20 years, and I watched her go through a tough time, trying to date, trying to figure things out. She dated some horrible men whom I had to kick out of the house. So, at 13, I kind of became an adult and was taking care of … watching her struggle. It made me go, Oh, you’re my mom, but you’re just a human being. I saw her in a different role all of a sudden.”  — Good Housekeeping, September 2011

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6) Maya Angelou

“My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors.”

7) Mallika Sarabhai

“A daughter’s identity is created by a mother.”

8) Deepika Padukone

“We all inspire each other in different ways, but it’s my mother who inspires me the most. She is the backbone of our family. My father is a celebrity and my sister started her golf career, but my mother was never in the spotlight. She is happy taking a backseat. My mother is the real hero in my family,”

9) Priyanka Chopra

“My mother knows everything about my life, we have a very friendly relationship. We don’t judge each other. She is an over-achiever; she is a double PhD and a pilot. She does so many things. I have learnt from her to do a lot of things.”

10) Kiran Mazumdar Shaw

“My mother was always there for me. She believed in the same values as my father. She believes in self-reliance. After my father passed away, my mother started her own venture to keep herself mentally engaged positively (she had never worked previously and was a homemaker). She runs her own business even at the age of 82. She said one day to me, “You know I read that Alzheimer’s and Dementia happen to people who don’t keep their minds engaged and I want to keep myself really busy, and if I run a business, it will keep me fully engaged.”

This mother’s day, let us all celebrate and pay heed to all the little everyday advice that our moms give us, for they go in to become our guiding lights for life, without us even realising it!

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