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"Birth is not only about making babies. Birth is about making mothers," - Barbara Katz Rothman

"Talking to women about birth can be polarizing." - Emily Oster

"Romney, Gingrich, Santorum spent their week lecturing America about the morality of birth control. You know, you guys don't need birth control, you are birth control." - Bill Maher

"However much we know about birth in general, we know nothing about a particular birth. We must let it unfold with its own uniqueness." - Elizabeth Noble

"Birth is not only about making babies. Birth is about making mothers... strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and know their inner strength." - Barbara Katz Rothman

"Your emotional understanding about the preciousness of your human birth comes through conscious, repetitive mind training." - Tsoknyi Rinpoche

"Although you may strut about, proud of your purse, fortune changes not birth." - Horace

"I've learned to accept birth and death . . . but sometimes I still worry about what lies between." - Ashleigh Brilliant

"The length of life takes the leading place among inquiries about events following birth." - Ptolemy

"Donald Trump showed his birth certificate to reporters. Who cares about his birth certificate? I want to know if that thing on his head has had its vaccinations." - Craig Ferguson

"My giving birth was nothing when I think about all the people in Sri Lanka that have to give birth in a concentration camp." - Mia

"Fathers' sharing in the birth experience can be a stimulus for men's freedom to nurture, and a sign of changing relationships between men and women. In the same way, women's freedom to give birth at home is a political decision, an assertion of determination to reclaim the experience of birth. Birth at home is about changing society." - Sheila Kitzinger

"We are still too close to the birth of the universe to be certain about its death." - John Desmond Bernal

"Birth is about making mothers... strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and know their inner strength" - Barbara Katz Rothman

"Today is very For it's about a special birth For the very finest Dad That ever walked upon this Earth" - John Walter Bratton

"Birth takes a woman's deepest fears about herself and show her that she is stronger than them." - Anonymous

"It is futile to talk too much about the past... like trying to make birth control retroactive." - Charles Erwin Wilson

"I'm not really into vinyl. There's something about that raw, birth of rock and roll feel that makes me crazy." - David Lynch

"We are the only species of mammal that doubts our ability to give birth. It's profitable to scare women about birth. But let's stop it. I tell women: Your body is not a lemon." - Ina May Gaskin

"I'm really not worried about the president's birth certificate. It's fun to poke at him a little bit and say, how 'bout let's see your grades and your birth certificate." - Rick Perry

"Women today not only possess genetic memory of birth from a thousand generations of women, but they are also assailed from every direction by information and misinformation about birth." - Valerie El Halta

"The only life many of the leaders of the anti-family planning movement seem to care about - indeed obsess about - is life before birth and after death." - Riane Eisler

"Sex Ed - when I finally got to take it - was all about biology and birth control and nothing about anything that actually goes on between people." - E. Lockhart

"All birth is unwilling." - Pearl S Buck

"Luck cannot change birth." - Horace

"The Tao gives birth to One. One gives birth to yin and yang. Yin and yang give birth to all things... The complete whole is the complete whole. So also is any part the complete whole... But forget about understanding and harmonizing and making all things one. The universe is already a harmonious oneness; just realize it." - Laozi

"I write about one of my bills that says pharmacists cannot be doctors. They cannot determine what they will or will not sell, and you find that many pharmacists will not sell birth control. The movement has gone not just against the access of reproductive rights to abortion; the movement has gone to birth control. They're going after birth control." - Carolyn Maloney

"It is the principle of sin, rebellion against God and His truth which has brought about birth defects and other destructive natural occurrences." - E.W. Jackson

"Women are already born so far ahead ability-wise. The day men can give birth, that's when we can start talking about equal rights." - Chuck Palahniuk

"The birth of Christ is the central event in the history of the earth- the very thing the whole story has been about." - C S Lewis

"What about the rest of life? Respect for the sanctity of life, if you believe that it begins at conception, cannot end at birth." - Thomas Friedman

"A woman is a vehicle of life. Life has overtaken her. Woman is what it is all about-the giving of birth and the giving of nourishment." - Joseph Campbell

"Maura had decided sometime before Blue's birth that it was barbaric to order children about, and so Blue had grown up surrounded by imperative question marks." - Maggie Stiefvater

"Everybody is worried about dying, but the cause of death is birth, so if you don't want to die, you don't get born!" - George Harrison

"The great thing about America is you can live according to your faith. If you're faith says don't use birth control then you don't use it." - Ted Cruz

"I feel I've learned a lot about [experience of giving birth], and I think it's amazing. Men and women who are ob-gyns are pretty amazing." - June Diane Raphael

"A woman is a vehicle of life. Life has overtaken her. Woman is what it is all about - the giving of birth and the giving of nourishment." - Joseph Campbell

"I'm rather relaxed about death. From quite an early age I've regarded it as part of the deal, the unwritten guarantee that comes with your birth certificate." - Bob Monkhouse

"I just heard about a woman in Germany who just gave birth to a baby boy named "Jihad." Or as the TSA put it, "Hope you like Amtrak!" - Jimmy Fallon

"Delusions are often functional. A mother's opinions about her children's beauty, intelligence, goodness, et cetera ad nauseam, keep her from drowning them at birth." - Robert A Heinlein

"After 100 years, films should be getting really complicated. The novel has been reborn about 400 times, but it's like cinema is stuck in the birth canal." - Harmony Korine

"There is something about a poet which leads us to believe that he died, in many cases, as long as 20 years before his birth." - James Thurber

"When people talk about the death of the novel, they are speaking of the need for the birth of something different." - Mohsin Hamid

"Libido is a normal part of being human. Nothing scandalous about it. But without it, in either women or men, would there be a demand for birth control?" - Mike Huckabee

"I do not want to speak about overpopulation or birth control, but I think education is the way to give new impetus to the poverty question." - Harri Holkeri

"I think between the ages of 15 and 32, don't worry about getting married, don't worry about settling down, don't worry about having a baby. Give birth to yourself." - Kelly Cutrone

"Discourse about motherhood is chillingly narrow-minded. It's a tool the patriarchy uses, of course. So people complain about their kids or they complain about the pain of birth or they make motherhood kitschy, Mother's Day-y." - Samantha Hunt

"I gave up before birth." - Samuel Beckett

"Is birth always a fall?" - Salman Rushdie

"Education must start from birth." - Maria Montessori

"Agitation gives birth to creation." - Terry Tempest Williams

"Kindness gives birth to kindness." - Sophocles

"Sublimity is Hebrew by birth." - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"Genius gives birth, talent delivers." - Jack Kerouac

"God Gives Birth To gods!" - Chris Oyakhilome

"Birth is a beautiful thing." - Julian Casablancas

"I was famous from birth." - Peter Fonda

"Labor gives birth to ideas." - Jim Rohn

"death ... is not a great affair! Think - it happens once only - to each of us - as birth does. What do you know about being born? that - and no more - will you know about the act of death." - Phyllis Bottome

"I chose a career in obstetrics and gynecology because there's something about honoring women, honoring the birth process. We all come from women, and there's something extraordinary about the mothers who raised us." - Annie Lennox

"While researching 'The Submission,' I went to a protest against the Ground Zero mosque in New York when I was about to give birth to twins. It was about 100 degrees. People thought I was very dedicated." - Amy Waldman

"How come life is so important in the nine months before birth, but then we sort of forget about the importance, we're not worried about whether that baby lives in poverty once he or she is born." - Birch Bayh

"I think people on antidepressants often lose sexual feelings. I don't mean that I think sex is only about sadness; it is obviously about joy and vitality and birth as well." - Rick Moody

"Publishing my book is like giving it away. At first you start talking about it, but you are basically letting go. I won't say it's like giving birth because I haven't given birth. It's more like when your children leave home." - Alejandro Zambra

"The blessing that the market does not ask about birth is paid for in the exchange society by the fact that the possibilities conferred by birth are molded to fit the production of goods that can be bought on the market." - Max Horkheimer

"The blessing that the market does not ask about birth is paid for in the exchange society by the fact that the possibilities conferred by birth are molded to fit the production of goods that can be bought on the market." - Theodor Adorno

"I think it was David Hume who put it slightly vulgarly, this was again about the virgin birth I think. Which is more likely... that the whole natural order is suspended or that a Jewish minx should tell a lie?" - Christopher Hitchens

"I'm tired of hearing about innocent victims. It's fiction, If you live on this planet you're guilty, period, f*** you, next case, end of report. Your birth certificate is proof of guilt." - George Carlin

"Healthy moms mean healthy families. When my Republican colleagues held a hearing about birth control and refused to include a single woman on the first panel as a witness, I asked, "Where are the women?"" - Carolyn Maloney

"I believe every woman has the right to any birth experience she wants, wherever she chooses and with whatever care provider she's comfortable. It's about doing your own due diligence and finding the best option for you." - Ricki Lake

"No, you can't deny women their basic rights and pretend it's about your 'religious freedom'. If you don't like birth control, don't use it. Religious freedom doesn't mean you can force others to live by your own beliefs." - Barack Obama

"That was the birth of sin. Not doing it, but KNOWING about it. Before the apple, [Adam and Eve] had shut their eyes and their minds had gone dark. Now, they peeped and pried and imagined. They watched themselves." - D H Lawrence

"What is wonderful about great literature is that it transforms the man who reads it towards the condition of the man who wrote, and brings to birth in us also the creative impulse." - E M Forster

"Nothing about my birth - or yours - was random or accidental. I was born for this time - and so were you. We were each chosen for a particular, cosmically important task that can be done by no one else." - Christine Caine

"No mariner ever enters upon a more uncharted sea than does the average human being born in the 20th century. Our ancestors know their way from birth through eternity; we are puzzled about the day after tomorrow." - Walter Lippmann

"The fact that 98 percent of women in [the U.S.] who are sexually experienced say they use birth control doesn't make sex any less sacred. It just means that they're getting to make choices about their lives." - Melinda Gates

"if you search the bible, you will find no reference to birth control or gay marriage, and you will not find a word, strangely, about stem cell research. I have searched." - Barbara Ehrenreich

"But Sarah Weddingtonhad never told me that what I was signing would allow women to use abortions as a form of birth control. We talked about truly desperate and needy women, not women already wearing maternity clothes," - Norma Mccorvey

"Yet as I read the birth stories about Jesus I cannot help but conclude that though the world may be tilted toward the rich and powerful, God is tilted toward the underdog." - Philip Yancey

"Another thing about creation is that every day it is like it gave birth, and it's always kind of innocent and refreshing. So it's always virginal to me, and it's always a surprise." - Louise Berliawsky Nevelson

"I often describe the Absolute as Pure Infinite Potential, prior to being or becoming anything. It is forever unborn, yet gives birth to all of existence. About our ultimate nature nothing can be said; it must be revealed." - Adyashanti

"I want to be blunt: We should not be fighting about equal pay for equal work, and access to birth control, in 2012. These issues were resolved years ago - until the Republicans brought them back." - Elizabeth Warren

"The Weird Sisters is a chronicle of real women, because it tells the truths of sisters. Eleanor Brown has written a compelling novel about love, despair and birth order-the themes the Bard himself had claimed and burnished." - Min Jin Lee

"I usually claim that pregnant women should not read books about pregnancy and birth. Their time is too precious. They should, rather, watch the moon and sing to their baby in the womb." - Michel Odent

"I was certain that some people, whether by accident of birth or some pecularity of training, could tune in to another source of information and could know things about people we didn't think were possible to know." - Michael Crichton

"You suffer when you give birth, it doesn't matter, it's nature. They tell you, oh, those hormone pills, they're terrible, you'll get cancer. But when it comes to Viagra for men, they don't speak about cancer." - Jeanne Moreau

"A home birth is about being able to create exactly what you want, because it's such a violent moment inside of the body that you want everything else to be as beautiful as it can be." - Erykah Badu

"In the year of 1902, when I was about seventeen years old, I happened to invade one of the sections [in New Orleans] where the birth of Jazz originated from." - Jelly Roll Morton

"Donald Trump said he still wants to look more closely at Obama's birth certificate to make sure that it's real. Incidentally, President Obama said the same exact thing about Donald Trump's hair." - Jimmy Fallon

"There was a time, in the nineteenth century, for example, when women spoke mostly about the house, children, birth, and so forth, because it was their domain. That's changing a little, now." - Simone De Beauvoir

"Do not think about the body. The body comes and goes; for it there is birth and there is death. But you are not the body. Body is just rust and dust. Think only of God. Love God." - Sathya Sai Baba

"We're in the transition between birth and death. But the one that people often know about is the transition between the moment of death and whatever comes next, so reincarnation or heaven or hell." - George Saunders

"Your characters get angry at you if you speak about them and stop you from giving birth to them on the page in revenge. Real writers sit down and write. Wannabe writers sit around and talk." - Joe Eszterhas

"The accusation that President Clinton cares deeply about nothing is refuted by his tenacious and guileful battle to prevent any meaningful limits on the form of infanticide known as partial-birth abortion." - George Will

"Birth is of course violent. Menstruation is violent. Trust me, if men's penises opened up once a month and shot blood, we'd be hearing about the violence of it." - Lidia Yuknavitch

"We can have our own choices in sex partners, but you cannot avoid birth and death. It's the content of all religion and art. We familiarize them and if we're more honest, we'd be far more relaxed about them." - Peter Greenaway

"It's... a transcendental act. Making life. I thought about that when I was carrying Miles. 'By this act, I bring one death into the world.' One birth, one death, and all the pain and acts of will between." - Lois Mcmaster Bujold

"What do you think about this birth certificate issue? I mean, it has not been my main issue, but it kind of does get a little odd here after a while. Can't they just produce it and we move on?" - Sean Hannity

"I am a rebel by birth.... I contest anything that is unjust, that causes suffering in humanity. My feelings about that are so strong, I don't think I could live with myself if I weren't honest." - Yip Harburg

"My mom really raised me, so I took her name before I ever thought about having a career. It was for personal reasons. My birth name is actually Max Deitch." - Max Casella

"Why has not anyone seen that fossils alone gave birth to a theory about the formation of the earth, that without them, no one would have ever dreamed that there were successive epochs in the formation of the globe." - Georges Cuvier

"Personally, I'd be really glad to have a national conversation about whether to outlaw most forms of birth control. For once, the kids and their grandparents would find themselves on the same side." - Gail Collins

"But to make a holiday record that involves favorite American songs and then also get to sing about Jesus birth, it just seemed like a real easy, subtle way to combine a couple of things that I love." - Amy Grant

"I've always been so curious about death. With my personal beliefs as a Baha'i, we believe that birth and death are very similar and that we're here on this Earth to develop all of the things we can't see." - Justin Baldoni

"At home, I watch fights and documentaries - that's it. If it's not about the birth and death of stars, 'Frozen Planet,' or someone getting punched in the face, I'm probably not watching it." - Ronda Rousey

"Marie Stopes had established the first birth control clinic in Britain; the whole question of informing women, especially those who were poor, about methods of contraception, began to be discussed." - Dora Russell

"It's okay to talk about birth, okay - then menstruation. I first started my advocacy for women's health in the field of reproductive freedom, and the next stage would be bringing menopause out of the closet." - Cybill Shepherd

"I hate it when people talk about Tony Curtis and say: 'His real name was Bernie Schwartz... ' That was just the name that he was given at birth. It's not the person he lived his life with, and became." - Nicolas Roeg

"The happiest lot for a man, as far as birth is concerned, is that it should be such as to give him but little occasion to think much about it." - Richard Whately

"The biggest development in reproductive biology is the birth-control pill. Nobody ever talks about it, but look at the consequences: demographics; aging populations; the sinking population of Europe, Japan; immigration. It's incredible." - Gregory Stock

"'Downton' has really pushed me to a new level in my career, but it's not like I have a big career plan. They are about as useful as a birth plan; they should be burned." - Siobhan Finneran

"After 'Roe v. Wade' - when the U.S. Supreme Court legalized abortion in 1973 - I thought the national conversation about abortion and birth control would be over. It was not." - Karen Decrow

"The moment I saw the model and heard about the complementing base pairs I realized that it was the key to understanding all the problems in biology we had found intractable - it was the birth of molecular biology." - Sydney Brenner

"I am a rebel by birth. ... I contest anything that is unjust, that causes suffering in humanity . My feelings about that are so strong, I don't think I could live with myself if I weren't honest ." - Yip Harburg

"When birth control pills were available in Europe but not in the United States, American women created an uproar about how the unwillingness to make the pill available showed a contempt for the lives of women... When the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released birth control pills with high dosages of hormones that were later found to be unnecessarily high, they were attacked for not caring about women enough to do the necessary tests." - Warren Farrell

"Birth is violent, whether it be the birth of a child or the birth of an idea." - Marianne Williamson

"Birth is nothing where virtue is not" - Moliere

"Our jovial star reigned at his birth." - William Shakespeare

"Man with frailty is allied by birth." - Robert Lowth

"Conflict begins at the moment of birth." - Jean Baker Miller

"Birth is life's first lottery ticket." - Jeffrey Archer

"Birth, not death, is the hard loss." - Louise Glu?ck

"Healing the Earth, through Healing Birth." - Jeannine Parvati Baker

"To forbid birth is only quicker murder." - Tertullian

"Thus shadow owes its birth to light." - John Gay

"Talents go by nature not by birth." - Frederick The Great

"Birth is the epicenter of women's power" - Ani Difranco

"From birth to death we are alone ..." - Enid Bagnold

"Happiness is an exotic of celestial birth." - Richard Brinsley Sheridan

"Birth, not death, is the hard loss." - Louise Gluck

"Only dreams give birth to change." - Sarah Ban Breathnach

"Peace on earth begins with birth." - Jeannine Parvati Baker

"The leading cause of death is birth." - Lewis H Lapham

"At birth the Devil touched my tongue." - Dorothy Parker

"Pro-life includes improving life after birth." - Mike Huckabee

"I've instinctively hated the Tories since birth." - Charlie Brooker

"Every birth is a getting to know." - Paul Claudel

"Birth is as safe as life gets." - Harriette Hartigan

"Birth is the epicenter of women's power." - Ani Difranco

"Nobility of birth commonly abateth industry." - Francis Bacon

"Birth, not death, is the hard loss." - Louise Glu

"A person can't help their birth." - William Makepeace Thackeray

"Doc Rivers been hoarse since birth" - Jamie Foxx

"Thou shalt not give birth reluctantly." - Otto Rank

"Birth was the death of him." - Samuel Beckett

"We're more effective than birth control pills." - Johnny Carson

"Shadow owes its birth to light." - John Gay

"I've been a Brewers fan since birth." - Chad Harbach

"I have been vain since birth." - Wallace Shawn

"Gratitude to gratitude always gives birth." - Sophocles



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