"My mom came from such humble beginnings and especially my dad as well. He didn't go to university."
"My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her."Petra Ecclestone on George Washington
"The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children."Petra Ecclestone on Jessica Lange
"My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it."Petra Ecclestone on Mark Twain
"Men are what their mothers made them."Petra Ecclestone on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"My mother said to me, 'If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.' Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso."Petra Ecclestone on Pablo Picasso
"At the end of the day, I don't need to work, and I think it's good that I have the drive and willpower to get up and do something in the morning even though I don't need to."