Some quotes about how mothers and daughters treasure each other include a quote by Margaret E. Sangster, calling daughters "the most precious of our treasures, the dearest possessions of our homes," and a quote by an unknown author describing a daughter as "a little girl who grows up to be a friend." Catherine Pulsifer says outright that a mother's treasure is her daughter, and another unknown author explains that mothers and daughters become even closer when daughters become mothers themselves.
Stories of mother-daughter relationships abound in folklore as well as historic and modern literature. An old Irish saying refers to the strong and lasting bond between a mother and daughter, stating, "A son is a son till he takes him a wife, a daughter is a daughter all of her life." Author J.K. Rowling captures the depth of a mother's love with her quote, "Love as powerful as your mother’s for you leaves its own mark... to have been loved so deeply... will give us some protection forever.”
Poet Maya Angelou evokes the admiration girls have for their mothers with her words, “To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power. Or the climbing, falling colors of the rainbow.” Contemporary author Victoria Secunda compares a daughter's relationship with her mother to bungee jumping in one humorous quote and in another warns mothers to prepare for the moment they hear their own words coming from their daughters' mouths.