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"Normally, I'm the one fawning over the man, but in 'Call The Midwife,' I'm the experienced woman." - Jessica Raine

"The writer is the midwife of understanding." - Arundhati Roy

"Adversity is the midwife of genius" - Napoleon Bonaparte

"I have always appreciated vintage clothing, but after working on 'Call the Midwife' for six months, I love moving away from vintage in my day-to-day wear." - Jessica Raine

"Because 'Call The Midwife' is a gentle drama, not a documentary, it's not appropriate to portray Sister Monica Joan's condition in all its brutal reality." - Judy Parfitt

"There is a certain justice in criticism. The critic is like a midwife - a tyrannical midwife." - Stephen Spender

"There is a certain justice in criticism. The critic is like a midwife - a tyrannical midwife." - Stephen Spender

"I watched Ricki Lake's documentary, 'The Business of Being Born,' and that led me to call a midwife, and not an ob-gyn, when I found out I had conceived. My delivery was not easy - they call it 'labor,' not 'a vacation!' - but I was incredibly grateful that I did it that way." - Sarah Wayne Callies

"The listener is the midwife in the difficult birth of the word." - Mesa Selimovic

"I was not the midwife of the Law School, but its fraternal twin." - Norman Lamm

"Prayer is the midwife of mercy, that helps to bring it forth." - Matthew Henry

"Force is the midwife of every old society pregnant with a new one." - Karl Marx

"Truth is the daughter of time, and I feel no shame in being her midwife." - Johannes Kepler

"I don't know if a penny's dropped somewhere, but you've had 'Lark Rise to Candleford,' you've had 'Cranford,' you've had 'Last Tango in Halifax,' you've had 'Call the Midwife'... I think the largest portion of the viewing public are over 55, and they like to see people they can identify with." - Judy Parfitt

"Socrates called himself a midwife of ideas. A great book is often such a midwife, delivering to full existence what has been coiled like an embryo in the dark, silent depths of the brain." - Clifton Fadiman

"Necessity is the mother of invention, it is true - but it's father is creativity, and knowledge is the midwife." - Jonathan Schattke

"Working with the dying is like being a midwife for this great rite of passage of death. Just as a midwife helps a being take their first breath, you help a being take their last breath." - Ram Dass

"Like a midwife, I make my living bringing new babies into the world, except that mine are new advertising campaigns." - David Ogilvy

"My dad is a nurse midwife, one of about only 50 male midwives in the U.S., I think." - Matthew Morrison

"The expert is a midwife. The expert is not someone who has the authority to pronounce the last word on the subject." - Philip Kitcher

"The empress, the midwife, and yourself: Two may keep counsel when the third's away. Go to the empress, tell her this I said." - William Shakespeare

"The greatest privilege of a human life is to become a midwife to the awakening of the Soul in another person." - Plato

"The one seeks a midwife to deliver his thoughts, the other, someone to assist: thus a good conversation comes into being." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"The Mean Value Theorem is the midwife of calculus - not very important or glamorous by itself, but often helping to deliver other theorems that are of major significance." - Edward Mills Purcell

"Paddy was in the delivery room when the midwife handed him a black baby. "Is this yours?" she asked "probably" said Paddy "she burns everything else"" - Billy Connolly

"A lonely Autumn leaf on the road by sticking to another one becomes more resistant to harsh winds. Unity is the midwife of security!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"Love set you going like a fat gold watch. The midwife slapped your footsoles, and your bald cry Took its place among the elements." - Sylvia Plath

"Talk and write in a way that encourages the mutual exchange of ideas and acts like a midwife to people birthing their own ideas." - Grace Lee Boggs

"I was born in Tyrone, 1956, for something I didn't do. I was innocent. But they gave me life. I still remember the midwife who extradited me." - Kevin McAleer

"O then I see Queen Mab hath been with you. She is the fairies' midwife, and she comes In shape no bigger than an agate stone." - William Shakespeare

"How did we ever get the idea that God would supply us on demand with quick fixes, that God is merely a rescuer and not a midwife?" - Sue Monk Kidd

"I still deliver like a midwife" - Drake

"Whoever heard of a midwife as a literary heroine? Yet midwifery is the very stuff of drama. Every child is conceived either in love or lust, is born in pain, followed by joy or sometimes remorse. A midwife is in the thick of it, she sees it all." - Jennifer Worth

"The midwife bustled out to the four in the antechamber and announced that the Almighty (who had recently become a Protestant) had seen fit to bless milady with a son." - Brian Aldiss

"One of the marks of a truly vigorous society is the ability to dispense with passion as a midwife of action - the ability to pass directly from thought to action." - Eric Hoffer

"My oh My,what a wretched Life. I was born on the day that my poor mama died. I was cut from Her belly with a stanley knife. My daddy did a jig with the drunk midwife" - Nick Cave

"There is plenty of room to make a profit in a zero-carbon economy; but the profit motive is not going to be the midwife for that great transformation." - Naomi Klein

"A film director is not a creator, but a midwife. His business is to deliver the actor of a child that he did not know he had inside him." - Jean Renoir

"I try to be a lot of things for the authors I work with - a careful reader, a helpful friend who also happens to be an experienced writer, a thoughtful editor, and a creative midwife." - Kevin Sampsell

"You wouldn't tolerate an underperforming surgeon in an operating theatre, or a underperforming midwife at your child's birth. Why is it that we tolerate underperforming teachers in the classroom?" - Michael Gove

"Socrates, whose mother was a midwife, used to say that his art was like the art of the midwife. She does not herself give birth to the child, but she is there to help during its delivery. Similarly, Socrates saw his task as helping people to 'give birth' to correct insight, since real understanding must come from within. . . . Everybody can grasp philosophical truths if they just use their innate reason." - Jostein Gaarder

"A mathematics teacher is a midwife to ideas." - George Polya

"Pain is God's midwife, that helps some virtue into existence." - Henry Ward Beecher

"Call me the author." - Joan Didion

"They call me, The Sharkalator" - James Patterson

"the sudden violent dispossession accompanying a refugee flight is much more than the loss of a permanent home and a traditional occupation, or than the parting from close friends and familiar places. It is also the death of the person one has become in a particular context, and every refugee must be his or her own midwife at the painful process of rebirth." - Dervla Murphy

"Vietnam presumably taught us that the United States could not serve as the world's policeman; it should also have taught us the dangers of trying to be the world's midwife to democracy when the birth is scheduled to take place under conditions of guerrilla war." - Jeane Kirkpatrick

"Christians call it faith ... I call it the herd." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"What Americans call cross-ventilation, the English call draughts." - Hermione Gingold

"Every midwife knows that not until a mother's womb softens from the pain of labor will a way unfold and the infant find that opening to be born. Oh friend! There is treasure in your heart, it is heavy with child. Listen. All the awakened ones, like trusted midwives are saying, 'welcome this pain. It opens the dark passage of Grace." - Rumi

"Every midwife knows that not until a mother's womb softens from the pain of labor will a way unfold and the infant find that opening to be born. Oh friend! There is treasure in your heart, it is heavy with child. Listen. All the awakened ones, like trusted midwives are saying, 'welcome this pain. It opens the dark passage of Grace." - Rumi

"When you are in hard labor, remember that the length of labor is usually proportional to the number of people around. Avoid the presence of anybody who might release adrenaline. The best situation I know for an easy birth is when there is nobody else around than an experienced, motherly and silent midwife who does not behave like a guide or an observer." - Michel Odent

"The artist's job, I think, is to be a conduit for mystery. To intuit it, and recognize that the story-germ has some inherent mystery in it, and sort of midwife that mystery into the story in such a way that it isn't damaged in the process, and may even get heightened or refined." - George Saunders

"Fiction is truth. I think fiction is the truest thing there ever was. My whole effort is to remove that distinction. The writer is the midwife of understanding. It's very important for me to tell politics like a story, to make it real." - Arundhati Roy

"Government schooling made people dumber, not brighter; made families weaker; ruined formal religion with its hard-sell exclusion of God; set the class structure in stone by dividing children into classes and setting them against one another; and has been midwife to an alarming concentration of wealth and power in the hands of a fraction of the national community." - John Taylor Gatto

"Madame Lefoux acted as midwife. In her scientific way, she was unexpectedly adept at the job. When the infant finally appeared, she held it up for Alexia to see, rather proudly, as though she'd done all the hard work herself. 'Goodness,' said an exhausted Lady Maccon, 'are babies customarily that repulsive looking?" - Gail Carriger

"O, then I see Queen Mab hath been with you. . . . She is the fairies' midwife, and she comes In shape no bigger than an agate stone On the forefinger of an alderman, Drawn with a team of little atomi Athwart men's noses as they lie asleep." - William Shakespeare

"O, then I see Queen Mab hath been with you. . . . She is the fairies" midwife, and she comes In shape no bigger than an agate stone On the forefinger of an alderman, Drawn with a team of little atomi Athwart men's noses as they lie asleep." - William Shakespeare

"If you ask any ordinary reader which of Dickens's proletarian characters he can remember, the three he is almost certain to mention are Bill Sykes, Sam Weller and Mrs. Gamp. A burglar, a valet and a drunken midwife-not exactly a representative cross-section of the English working class." - George Orwell

"If you ask any ordinary reader which of Dickens's proletarian characters he can remember, the three he is almost certain to mention are Bill Sykes, Sam Weller and Mrs. Gamp. A burglar, a valet and a drunken midwife - not exactly a representative crosssection of the English working class." - George Orwell

"My first draft is always way too long; my books start out with delusions of 'War and Peace' - and must be gently disabused. My editor is brilliant at taking me to the point where I do all the necessary cutting on my own. I like to say she's a midwife rather than a surgeon." - Julia Glass

"I wanted to deliver babies and become a midwife. I think childbirth is one of the most amazing things you could ever experience, and I loved working with people and seeing the joys in family when they welcome a new member to it. It really brought me joy to be around that." - Natalie Martinez

"Who is a professional? A professional is someone who has a combination of competence, confidence and belief. A water diviner is a professional. A traditional midwife is a professional. A traditional bone setter is a professional. These are professionals all over the world. You find them in any inaccessible village around the world." - Bunker Roy

"It would be a mistake, though, to consider care by family doctors or midwives inferior to that offered by obstetricians simply on the grounds that obstetricians need not refer care to a family physician or midwife if no complications develop during a course of labor." - Ina May Gaskin

"My first experience of having a baby was about as natural as birth can be, and though I didn't know it at the time, it set my feet on a path that eventually led me to become a childbirth author and a midwife." - Robin Lim

"There was a woman in Tunisia called Madame Pinot. She was a midwife and had helped in the birth of my siblings and me. I assisted her. I helped women give birth to a lot of babies when I was very young." - Azzedine Alaia

"Giving birth was the most amazing thing I've ever done. I'd been living in a Third World country, and I said, 'I'm going to just squat behind a tree.' I basically did that but in a chair in my living room. I didn't want a sterile hospital room. I didn't want doctors. I had a midwife." - Carolyn Murphy

"Democracy has to be born anew every generation, and education is its midwife." - John Dewey

"No times were more dangerous than when our country was born, when revolution was our midwife." - Daniel Inouye

"I've had so many rebirths, I should come with my own midwife by now." - Cher

"We are meant to midwife dreams for one another. Success occurs in clusters" - Julia Cameron

"In a nutshell, I am a mom, a grandma, and a midwife." - Robin Lim

"As a midwife, I am immersed in Oxytocin day and night." - Robin Lim

"A director must be a policeman, a midwife, a psychoanalyst, a sycophant and a bastard." - Billy Wilder

"The need itself is not the call." - Charles Hummel

"There I was out in the barn playing midwife to a pregnant mare. I remember sitting there, spinning yarn in the light of a little oil lamp, a city girl who knew nothing about farming, sitting on the deel beside that mother in pain, already beginning the birthing process. All around me there was darkness and perfect silence, except for the mother's pain. It was as if the war didn't exist in those hours." - Diet Eman

"We are now witnessing, after the slow fermentation of fifty years, a concentration of technical power aimed at the essential determinants of heredity, development and disease. This concentration is made possible by the common function of nucleic acids as the molecular midwife of all reproductive particles. Indeed it is the nucleic acids which, in spite of their chemical obscurity, are giving to biology a unity which has so far been lacking, a chemical unity." - C. D. Darlington

"It's shocking the things we call love." - Deb Caletti

"I call my balls the bush twins." - Zach Galifianakis

"They call me the trippy king." - Juicy J

"I'm what they call the love addict!" - Zach Sobiech

"I call myself the assistant cult leader." - Charlie Munger

"That dark laboratory we call the soil." - Aldo Leopold

"Gloriously drunk, obey the important call." - William Cowper

"The breezy call of incense-breathing morn." - Thomas Gray

"The power we call God defies description." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Call us the future from your past." - Fred Schneider

"Death is the final wake-up call." - Douglas Horton

"Country music has been empowering to women. Women invented it - it was women singing to their children that built country music. The people making country music today might not even know that it all started with a midwife. But it's true, it really did. That's where Michael learned to shake it the way he did. It wasn't from old Papa Jackson, I'll tell you that." - Ketch Secor

"Psychologists call this habituation, economists call it declining marginal utility, and the rest of us call it marriage." - Daniel Gilbert

"It's amazing what it opens up in women when you tell them you've just played a midwife." - Jessica Raine

"We should work to guarantee that there is a midwife or health worker by every woman's side during childbirth." - Liya Kebede

"The call of God does what the call of man cannot. It raises the dead." - John Piper

"The average call me obsessed, the successful call me for advice." - Grant Cardone

"The romantics would call this a love story, the cynics would call it a tragedy." - Nicholas Sparks

"Generally the theories we believe we call facts, and the facts we disbelieve we call theories." - Felix S. Cohen

"Christians call it the "Sacrifice of Isaac," and Jews call it the "Binding of Isaac."" - Elie Wiesel

"Generally the theories we believe we call facts, and the facts we disbelieve we call theories." - Felix Cohen

"You call yourself what you want to call yourself. This is the land of the free" - Bob Dylan

"If you call painting dumb poetry, the painter may call poetry blind painting." - Leonardo Da Vinci

"The missed call and call back drama between men and women deserves its own user mannual." - Chetan Bhagat

"Suffering is our call to attention, our call to investigate the truth of our beliefs." - Tara Brach

"Right now I don't call it the menopause, I call it men-on-pause." - Marie Osmond

"In the arts they call it plagiarism, in business they call it competition." - Andrew Mason

"Do you know what we call opinion in the absence of evidence? We call it prejudice." - Michael Crichton

"They had to call and call And pick the worms off me like sticky pearls." - Sylvia Plath

"Some people call it global warming; some people call it climate change. What is the difference?" - Frank Luntz

"Will of Goda€¦ Whatever you wanna call it... You call it Jesus, call it Mohammed, call it goobybob, call it nuclear mind, call it blow the world up, call it your heart. Whatever you wanna call it, it's still music to me. It's there. It's the will of life." - Charles Manson

"Will of Goda&8364;&166; Whatever you wanna call it... You call it Jesus, call it Mohammed, call it goobybob, call it nuclear mind, call it blow the world up, call it your heart. Whatever you wanna call it, it's still music to me. It's there. It's the will of life." - Charles Manson

"Will of God.. whatever you wanna call it.. you call it Jesus, call it Mohammed, call it goobybob, call it nuclear mind, call it blow the world up, call it your heart. Whatever you wanna call it, it's still music to me. It's there. It's the will of life." - Charles Manson

"On your worst days do not look in the mirror and call yourself pretty. Call yourself trying, call yourself surviving, call yourself learning how to get through a day, a week, a month or year. Call yourself still learning." - Meggie Royer

"O Mary, go and call the cattle home, And call the cattle home, And call the cattle home, Across the sands o' Dee!" - Charles Kingsley

"Mix the the gas with the lean, call that gasoline" - Soulja Boy

"I must go down to the sea again For the call of the running tide It's a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied." - John Masefield

"At a time when the respectable bourgeois youngsters of my generation were college freshmen, oppressed by simian sophomores and affronted with balderdash daily and hourly by chalky pedagogues, I was at large in a wicked seaport of half a million people, with a front seat at every public show, as free of the night as of day, and getting earfuls of instruction in a hundred giddy arcana, none of them taught in schools.... [But] if I neglected the humanities, I was meanwhile laying in all the worldly wisdom of a police lieutenant, a bartender, a shyster lawyer, or a midwife." - H L Mencken

"How to you teach someone that a theatre comes about first as an idea, from an individual who has a philosophy and a passion? That a theatre's idea is its heart and individual soul? That the person who creates it must have the desire not only to create work, but also to create the conditions in which that work can live-and in which others can do it as well? How do you teach someone to want to be a midwife as well as a mother." - Robert Kalfin

"They don't call it the Internet anymore, they call it cloud computing. I'm no longer resisting the name. Call it what you want." - Larry Ellison

"Pianists call me a composer, composers call me a pianist. The classicists think me a futurist, and the futurists call me a reactionary." - Anton Rubinstein

"I must say what I admire most is the person who masters an area of practical experience, and can teach me something. I mean, my local midwife has taught me how to keep bees. Well, she can't understand anything I write. And I find myself liking her, may I say, more than most poets. And among my friends I find people who know all about boats or know all about certain sports, or how to cut somebody open and remove an organ. I'm fascinated by this mastery of the practical." - Sylvia Plath

"Determination is the wake-up call to the human will." - Tony Robbins

"Every man has a vocation. The talent is the call." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Most Republicans call the show 'The Left Wing." - Allison Janney

"For the present you can just call me the Kingfish." - Huey Long

"God doesn't call the qualified, He qualifies the called." - Mark Batterson

"What the pundits call wishy-washiness, the Bible calls repentance." - David Dark

"He who pays the piper can call the tunes." - John Ray

"There sinks the nebulous star we call the sun." - Alfred Lord Tennyson

"Call the world if you please 'The vale of soulmaking." - John Keats

"Determination is the wake-up call to the human will." - Anthony Robbins

"Most Republicans call the show 'The Left Wing.'" - Allison Janney

"I could never resist the call of the trail." - Buffalo Bill

"You know what the doctors call me? 'The Cancer Warrior.'" - Dick Dale

"Poverty is what we call the extremes at the bottom." - Joseph Stiglitz

"I call Washington 'the city of the perishable.'" - Nancy Pelosi

"The key is not to call the decision maker. The key is to have the decision maker call you." - Jeffrey Gitomer

"You don't call Acheron 'babe.' (Valerius) You don't call Acheron 'babe' because...well, that's just sick. But I call him 'babe' all the time. (Tabitha)" - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"Call me a braggart, call me arrogant. People at ABC (and elsewhere) have called me worse. But when you need the job done on deadline, you'll call me." - Sam Donaldson

"The first call which every Christian experiences is the call to abandon the attachments of this world." - Dietrich Bonhoeffer

"I'm in training to become a midwife. I'm almost there and before I know it I'll be able to open my own practice, if that's what I desire." - Erykah Badu

"Call on God, but row away from the rocks." - Hunter S Thompson

"Just tip my cap and call the Yankees my daddy." - Pedro

"Bells call others, but themselves enter not into the Church." - George Herbert

"I can call spirits from the vasty deep." - William Shakespeare

"The kind of accidents you prefer to call...accidents." - Terry Pratchett

"The religions we call false were once true." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I don't do the things other people call "play."" - Toni Morrison

"Discomfort is the call to set yourself free." - Byron Katie

"Do you call the jewel blind, because your eye is?" - Franz Grillparzer

"The mountains themselves call us into greater stories." - Donald Miller

"I am the dragon, and you call me insane." - Thomas Harris



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