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Babies Being Born Quotes


"To change the world, we must first change the way the babies are being born," - Michel Odent

"Contraception leads to more babies being born out of wedlock, like fire extinguishers lead to more fires." - Stephen Colbert

"The year I was born, 1956, was the peak year for babies being born, and there are more people essentially our age than anybody else. We could crush these new generations if we decided too." - Tom Hanks

"I didn't see how wearing prosthetics was quite so different from being born with flaming red hair in a crowd of black-haired babies, or being of a different religion from that of every other child in your area." - Aimee Mullins

"It's like being a newborn, this sudden sensory overload of noise, color, smells and gravity after months of quietly floating, encased in relative calm and isolation. No wonder babies cry in protest when they're born." - Chris Hadfield

"Being pro-life doesn't save babies, acting pro-life does." - Dennis Green

"Inventions that are not made, like babies that are not born, are not missed." - John Kenneth Galbraith

"You know that we are lost when babies are addicted to drugs when they are born." - Louis Eric Barrier

"Whenever I'm sad I just imagine if babies were born with mustaches." - Liam Payne

"I call my children "My Hundred Thousand Dollar Babies Before They Were Even Born"!" - Cindy Margolis

"I would never call people that are born in America who are from Mexico terror babies." - Andrew Breitbart

"I was born singing. Most babies cry, I sang an aria." - Gail Carson Levine

"Hearts entwined Twenty fingers, twenty toes, two sweet babies with cheeks of rose. Born on the same day, two gifts from above, lives entwined, two babies to love." - Anonymous

"Being is born of not being." - Laozi

"Babies are born with the instinct to speak, the way spiders are born with the instinct to spin webs. You don't need to train babies to speak; they just do. But reading is different." - Steven Pinker

"It seems disingenuous for the intellectual elite of the first world to dwell on the subject of too many babies being born in the second- and third-world nations while virtually ignoring the over-population of cattle and the realities of a food chain that robs the poor of sustenance to feed the rich a steady diet of grain-fed meat." - Jeremy Rifkin

"I still cannot fathom how difficult it was for the women I met to find out that they were HIV-positive. It is such a courageous undertaking in countries where there is still considerable stigma about the disease. They got tested to ensure that their unborn babies would have a chance of life by being born free of the virus." - Gabriel Byrne

"Families buying dog food now, starvation roams the streets. Babies die before their born, infected by the grief." - Stevie Wonder

"I happen to think that there are already tons of perfectly good babies out there already born." - Sarah Silverman

"Not until all babies are born from glass jars will the combat cease between mother and son." - Camille Paglia

"I believe babies are born as innovative personalities... But our social processes work to stamp out exploration and questioning." - Jay Wright Forrester

"Babies aren't really born of their parents. They are born of every kind word, loving gesture, hope, and dream their parents ever had." - Julia Roberts

"I do believe babies are born potty-trained. They're born knowing and are able to give subtle signals that become very prominent if you reinforce them." - Mayim Bialik

"Because we are all poets or babies in the middle of the night, struggling with being." - Martin Amis

"I love babies. I love being pregnant and I loved giving birth." - Sadie Frost

"The tabloids, instead of being about alien babies and stuff, it's my triplets, quadruplets, marriages, feuds." - Jennifer Aniston

"For black people, being around white people is sometimes like taking care of babies you don't like, babies who throw up on you again and again, but whom you cannot punish, because they're babies." - Hilton Als

"I get to live forever," he repeated. Luce was still lost, but he kept talking, a stream of words pouring out of his mouth. "I get to live, and to watch babies being born, and grow up, and fall in love. I watch them have babies of their own and grow old. I watch them die. I am condemned, Luce, to watch it all over again and again. Everyone but you." His eyes were glassy. His voice dropped to a whisper. "You don't get to fall in love-" "But...," she whispered back. "I've...fallen in love." - Lauren Kate

"All babies are Buddha babies." - Joseph Campbell

"Surviving means being born over and over." - Erica Jong

"The supreme adventure is being BORN" - Gilbert K Chesterton

"Surviving meant being born over and over." - Erica Jong

"Babies are born with neither good nor bad character. Normal people - as they grow, learn and are trained - develop better or worse dispositions and habits of conduct." - Edwin J Delattre

"I really have to wonder who or what made Daddy become this way. Babies aren't born cruel or filled with sick desire. Evil is not intrinsic. It's fashioned." - Ellen Hopkins

"Life and death live and die in exactly the same spot, the body. It is from there that both babies and cancers are born." - Yann Martel

"Women have invented nothing in all that, except the men who were born as male babies and grew up to be men big enough to be killed fighting." - Janet Flanner

"One of the first things Catholic school taught me is that babies were born sinners. You sucked before you took your first breath." - Lizz Winstead

"Babies are born whole and then they go through experiences in life that chip away at some of that, and it becomes learned behavior." - Ari Graynor

"When a new baby laughs for the first time a new fairy is born, and as there are always new babies there are always new fairies." - James M Barrie

"Around 20 million premature and low-birth weight babies are born every year and are at high risk of death or disability because of hypothermia." - Jane Chen

"Like the 'test tube babies' born of in vitro fertilization, cloned children need not be identifiable, much less freaks or outcasts." - Virginia Postrel

"The 'anchor baby' thing needs to be fixed... Anchor babies are an unconstitutional declaration of citizenship to those born of non-Americans. It's wrong, and it's immoral." - Russell Pearce

"What could be worse than being born without sight? Being born with sight and no vision." - Helen Keller

"Take the matter of being born. What does being born mean to most people?" - E E Cummings

"The truest mark of being born with great qualities is being born without envy." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"Being born, especially being born a person of color, is a political act in itself." - Andres Serrano

"We are born, so to speak, twice over; born into existence, and born into life; born a human being, and born a man." - Jean-Jacques Rousseau

"We are born, so to speak, twice over; born into existence, and born into life; born a human being, and born a man." - Jeanjacques Rousseau

"All things in the world are born out of being. Being is born out of non-being." - Laozi

"Orangutan babies are like human babies: helpless." - Willie Smits

"The truest mark of being born with great qualities is to be born without envy." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"right now being born a girl is to be born threatened ..." - Ntozake Shange

"The sure mark of one born with noble qualities is being born without envy." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"The sure mark of one born with noble qualities is being born without envy." - Francois De La Rochefouca

"babies ain't cute / hungry." - Alexis De Veaux

"Babies aren't dishwasher-safe." - Daniel Tosh

"All babies are beautiful." - Jeanne Calment

"Keep cool my babies." - Conan Obrien

"If you're not busy being born, you're busy dying." - Bob Dylan

"Just being born makes you worthy enough to be here" - Oprah Winfrey

"He who is not busy being born is busy dying." - Bob Dylan

"Artistic honesty sometimes prevents an artist from being born." - Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

"The one who is not being born is dying." - Bob Dylan

"Still all the tulkus being born are men." - Tenzin Palmo

"Instead of being born again, why not just grow up?" - Anonymous

"The only sin is the sin of being born" - Samuel Beckett

"A born king is a very rare being." - Jean-Jacques Rousseau

"He not busy being born is busy dying." - Bob Dylan

"There is no personal achievement in being born beautiful." - Loretta Young

"My success? Being born the son of Moses Annenberg." - Walter Annenberg

"Being the first born gives you great patience." - Abraham Verghese

"Given Freudian assumptions about the nature of children and the biological predestination of mothers, it is unthinkable for mothers voluntarily to leave their babies in others' care, without guilt about the baby's well-being and a sense of self-deprivation. Mothers need their babies for their own mental health, and babies need their mothers for their mental health-a reciprocal and symbiotic relationship." - Sandra Scarr

"Being a Parisian is not about being born in Paris, it is about being reborn there." - Sacha Guitry

"What then remains but that we still should cry, For being born, and, being born, to die?" - Francis Bacon

"The gift of sonship to God becomes ours not through being born, but through being born again." - J I Packer

"Human beings - they go on being born and dying, dying and being born. It's kind of boring, isn't it?" - Yukio Mishima

"After disasters, reproductive healthcare falls by the wayside. Yet babies continue to be born. When all infrastructure falls apart, when the hospitals and all their technological equipment are destroyed, midwives come in handy. They can help women give birth with or without electricity, running water, equipment - even shelter is optional. When babies are ready, they come." - Robin Lim

"Before Kady was born, I didn't think having a kid would be such a big deal. My attitude was simple: Babies are nice, play with them, put them in the closet until the next time." - Tim Allen

"Babies aren't born knowing differences in color, gender, religions. They're taught those things. They're taught them at home. They're taught in the schools. They're taught in the churches. They're taught in the mosques, in the synagogues." - Geraldine Ferraro

"Then Anna was born, so I had four babies to care for. But we got along very nice till the children got the scarlet fever, that was a hard year but it passed on like all the rest." - Grandma Moses

"Inventions that are not made, like babies that are not born, are rarely missed. In the absence of new developments, old ones may seem very impressive for quite a long while." - John Kenneth Galbraith

"Mothers born on relief have their babies on relief. Nothingness, truly, seems to be the condition of these New York people. They are nomads going from one rooming house to another, looking for a toilet that functions." - Elizabeth Hardwick

"Which is worse, Risa often wondered, to have tens of thousands of babies that no one wanted or to silently make then go away before they were even born" - Neal Shusterman

"Comfort is everything. You start doing something and you want it to be perfect right away, but most babies are born ugly and then they shake it out and you get beautiful toddlers." - John Mulaney

"After my parents divorced, my father remarried and my brothers were born when I was twelve and sixteen. I was thunderstruck at these kids. The "baby-ness" of them. Their toes. I had never been around babies before." - Leigh Newman

"I didn't receive the DEC message, but I can't imagine I would have been bothered if I have. I get tons of uninteresting mail, and system announcements about babies born, etc. At least a demo MIGHT have been interesting." - Richard Stallman

"Helping the kids out of their coats But wait the babies haven't been born I'm unpacking the bags and setting up And planting lilacs and buttercups But in the meantime I've got it hard Second floor living without a yard." - Leslie Feist

"The Center for Immigration Studies found that illegal immigrants cost the United States taxpayer about $10.4 billion a year. A large part of that expense stems from the babies born each year to illegal immigrants." - Nathan Deal

"Let's clean up our environment. Let's clean up our bodies, but most importantly, let's not permit our babies of the future to be polluted before they are even born." - Louise Slaughter

"I used to think about how I was conceived quite a lot when I was about 10 or 11, but I don't think about it at all now that so many other babies have been born in the same way." - Louise Brown

"Babies control and bring up their families as much as they are controlled by them; in fact ... the family brings up baby by being brought up by him." - Erik Erikson

"Ali kept calling me ugly, but I never thought of myself as being any uglier than him, I have 11 babies, somebody thought I was cute." - Joe Frazier

"I'm not jealous in traditional ways - of boyfriends or babies or bank accounts - but I do covet other women's styles of being." - Lena Dunham

"I'd like ten more babies and ten more chihuahuas and a few Academy Awards. Meanwhile, I enjoy being a sex symbol and making people happy." - Jayne Mansfield

"Babies control and bring up their families as much as they are controlled by them; in fact the family brings up baby by being brought up by him." - Erik Erikson

"We all parent the best we can. Being human, we're ambivalent. We want perfection for our babies, but we also need sleep." - Erica Jong

"The fact is safe co-sleeping is not difficult. The notion of babies being smothered is simply not true. And the benefits of sleeping together are profound." - Mayim Bialik

"I vote Democrat because I'm not concerned about millions of babies being aborted so long as we keep all death row inmates alive and comfy." - David Letterman

"We want every human being in the womb to be safe, not have these babies be killed to solve some dilemma." - Randall Terry

"Born this Way' is about being yourself, and loving who you are and being proud." - Lady Gaga

"'Born this Way' is about being yourself, and loving who you are and being proud." - Lady Gaga

"Being born is like being kidnapped. And then sold into slavery." - Andy Warhol

"Love is old, old as eternity, but not outworn; with each new being born or to be born." - Lord Byron

"The best thing for a man to do is to be born and, being born, to die at once." - Pietro Aretino

"What then remains but that we still should cry Not to be born, or, being born, to die?" - Francis Bacon

"All my children are my babies. They're our babies." - Stevie Wonder

"I want babies. Lots of babies. Of course!" - Blake Lively

"I feel sorry for little babies... When a little baby is born into this cold world, he's confused! He's frightened! He needs something to cheer him up... The way I see it, as soon as a baby is born, he should be issued a banjo!" - Charles M Schulz

"I was born on January 8, 1942, exactly three hundred years after the death of Galileo. I estimate, however, that about two hundred thousand other babies were also born that day. I don't know whether any of them was later interested in astronomy." - Stephen Hawking

"Before my first child was born, I had nothing going on professionally really, and it's been a very blessed period of creativity for me since he arrived. It's very surreal. It's almost as if the babies are out there pulling strings somewhere, deciding what kind of life they want to be born into." - Seth Gabel

"There are no illegitimate babies." - Merrit Malloy

"Babies laughing is like opium." - Neil Patrick Harris

"Babies, babies, babies. Why did God make so many babies? But no, God didn't make them. Stupid people made them." - Margaret Mitchell

"Babies got it going on!" - Margaret Cho

"Being touched and caressed, being massaged, is food for the infant; food as necessary as minerals, vitamins, and proteins. Deprived of this food, the name of which is love, Babies would rather die. And often they do." - Frederick Leboyer

"I think leaving [death] can be as joyous as - probably more joyous than - being born, because being born is very physically uncomfortable for the baby." - Louise Hay

"Being born into the Royal Family is like being born into a mental asylum. Marrying into it is not something to be taken lightly." - John Lydon

"[R]eductionism' is one of those things, like sin, that is only mentioned by people who are against it. To call oneself a reductionist will sound, in some circles, a bit like admitting to eating babies. But, just as nobody actually eats babies, so nobody is really a reductionist in any sense worth being against." - Richard Dawkins

"I might inform those humanitarians who have a nightmare of new and needless babies (for some humanitarians have that sort of horror of humanity) that if the recent decline in the birth-rate were continued for a certain time, it might end in there being no babies at all; which would console them very much." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"As for environments, the kingliest being ever born in the flesh lay in a manger." - Edwin Hubbel Chapin

"New words are always being born and old ones fading away." - Patience Strong

"My child has done nothing wrong apart from being born to a mother like me" - Kim Soo-hyun

"Otherwise, as Dylan says, if you're not busy being born, you're busy dying." - Walter Isaacson

"Silence before being born, silence after death: life is nothing but noise between two unfathomable silences." - Isabel Allende

"Everyone should remember being born. It doesn't seem fair that we only remember dying." - Lauren Destefano

"Where you are born should not dictate your potential as a human being." - Romeo Dallaire

"Merely by being born intelligent, you right away find yourself in absolute exile." - Milan Kundera

"We are ever dying to one world and being born into another." - Henry David Thoreau

"Every human being has creative powers. You were born to create. Appreciate your inborn potential." - Nita Leland

"We have lost, being born, as much as we shall lose dying: Everything!" - Emile M Cioran

"Man is born barbarous - he is ransomed from the condition of beasts only by being cultivated." - Alphonse De Lamartine

"As for environments, the kingliest being ever born in the flesh lay in a manger." - Edwin Hubbell Chapin

"Being born, we die; our end is consequent on our beginning." - Marcus Manilius

"I ca' help it." I sighed. "One can never help being born into perfection." - Kiera Cass

"Man is born barbarous-he is ransomed from the condition of beasts only by being cultivated." - Alphonse De Lamartine

"The human being is born with an incurable capacity for making the best of things." - Helen Keller

"I didn't back into being an actor, I was born one." - Sally Field

"Do not fear. Look beyond what's dying to what's being born." - Marianne Williamson

"Patriotism is being convinced your country is better because you were born in it." - Jacob M. Appel

"Why do I love being naked? Because I was born that way?" - Alexander Skarsgard

"Being born again means you have a new concept of yourself" - Dyan Cannon

"I can't help it." I sighed. "One can never help being born into perfection." - Kiera Cass

"Life can be beautiful when you understand the inconvenience of being born." - David Foenkinos

"There are few things harder than being born into the wrong body." - David Levithan

"It's not about being digital. It's about students who are born digital." - John Palfrey

"The future not being born, my friend, we will abstain from baptizing it." - George Meredith

"This new world which is being born is cynical and amnesiac. And it has eliminated perspective." - Jean-Luc Godard


"Describing yourself by your earthly nativity is carnality. Being born again, your nativity is of divinity." - Chris Oyakhilome

"I was born lost and take no pleasure in being found." - John Steinbeck



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