Single Parent Quotes - A Tribute to Strong, Solo Role Models

Single parent quotes honor some incredibly inspiring people. Strong mothers, strong fathers, some of whom have have embarked on solo parenthood by choice, while some may have suddenly found

themselves taking care of their children because of circumstances they have little to no control over. If you are a single mom or single dad, you undoubtedly need daily inspiration to accomplish your mission of raising healthy and happy children on your own. In this light, we have hand-picked some truly inspirational quotes for single parents just like you. They come from various sources including celebrated literary pieces, movies, magazine interviews, and even anonymous sources. We hope that you find strength and significance in some of them, and realize how valuable you are to your family, as well as to society.

I took a sabbatical. I walked away from shooting movies because I couldn't handlethe travel. I'm a single parent. I had young kids and I found that keeping in touchwith them from hotel rooms and airports wasn't working for me. So I stopped.

Rick Moranis

Well tonight I am going to be
the kind of woman
I'd want my daughter to be
I'm gonna love myself
more than anyone else
Believe in me
Even if you can't see
A stronger woman in me


Single Parent Quotes

"Marilla, isn't it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?"

-Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery

"Don't get involved with anyone who doesn't respect his mother."

-Mia Farrow's advice to her daughters in an Esquire interview, 2010

And then one day, somewhere in Colorado, it all stopped. Her head cleared, and it was as if the months of hell had been merely a fevered patch. Though she had lost her husband, her house, almost all her possessions, she felt--free.
-Miss Wyoming by Douglas Coupland

Single Parent Quotes

Who fed me from her gentle breast
And hushed me in her arms to rest,
And on my cheek sweet kissed prest?
My other.

~ Anne Taylor

Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father!

-Lydia Maria Child, American novelist, women's right activist, and journalist

Geppetto: Now close your eyes and go to sleep.
Pinocchio: Why?
Geppetto: Everybody has to sleep. Figaro goes to sleep - and Cleo - and besides, tomorrow, you've got to go to school.
Pinocchio: Why?
Geppetto: Oh, to learn things and get smart.
Pinocchio: Why?
Geppetto: [starts to fall asleep] Because.
Pinocchio: Oh.
-Gepetto to Pinocchio, from the Walt Disney Movie Pinocchio (1940)

"To be a good mother, a woman must have sense, and that independence of mind which few women possess who are taught to depend entirely on their husbands. Meek wives are, in general, foolish mothers; wanting their children to love them best, and take their part, in secret, against the father, who is held up as a scarecrow. "

-A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792) by Mary Wollestonecraft

Single Parent Quotes

"It is a wise father that knows his own child."

-Launcelot Gobbo to his father, from Act 2 Scene 2 of Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare

Jerry: Can I ask you a question totally unrelated to your career?Rod: Oh, we gonna be friends now?
Jerry: What do you know about dating a single mother?
Rod: Oh I know plenty. I was raised by a single mother.
Jerry: Tell me, because it's been a month, and she's about to take another job in San Diego.
Rod: First, single mothers don't "date." They have been to the circus, you know what I'm saying? They have been to the puppet show and they have seen the strings. You love her?
Jerry: How do I know?
Rod: You know when you know. It makes you shiver, it eats at your insides. You know?
Jerry: No, I don't know.
Rod: Then you gotta have The Talk.
Jerry: But I sure don't like that she's leaving.
Rod: Well, that ain't fair to her. A single mother, that's a sacred thing, man.

-Jerry to Rod (Tom Cruise and Cuba Gooding, Jr), from the film Jerry Maguire (1996)

A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty.

-Author Unknown

We sincerely hope you find meaning and resonance from these single parent quotes which we have compiled with you in mind.

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