Quotations About / On:
Morality is the tendency to pour out the baby with the bathwater.
(Karl Kraus (1874-1936), Austrian writer. Trans. by Harry Zohn, originally published in Beim Wort genommen (1955). Half-Truths and One-and-a-Half Truths, University of Chicago Press (1990).)
frankly speaking, when the elders of our land mouth foolishness like a baby voices nonsense, it's reflective of a hopeless situation
WE were all Babies at one time, if we can just remember that, and realize we were innocent, we can have more compassion for anyone that has wronged us.
... to deprive an unborn baby the right to live is to counteract God's work. To counteract God's work is to rebel against His authority.
(From my mini-sermon for Intermediate Sunday School class entitled 'Man: The Most Special Creation Of God.' It's an argument against pro-choicers.)
A father is always making his baby into a little woman. And when she is a woman he turns her back again.
(Enid Bagnold (1889-1981), British novelist, playwright. Autobiography, ch. 4 (1969).)
War will never cease until babies begin to come into the world with larger cerebrums and smaller adrenal glands.
(H.L. (Henry Lewis) Mencken (1880-1956), U.S. journalist. Minority Report: H.L. Mencken's Notebooks, no. 164 (1956).)
Writing a novel without being asked seems a bit like having a baby when you have nowhere to live.
(Lucy Ellman (b. 1956), U.S. novelist. Guardian (London, Jan. 16, 1992).)
Here is the real domino theory: Gay man to gay man, bisexual man to straight woman, addict mother to newborn baby, they all fall down and someday it will come to you.
(Anna Quindlen (b. 1952), U.S. journalist, columnist, author. The New York Times, sect. A, p. 31 (December 9, 1993).
The dangers of an AIDS epidemic.)
Despite compelling evidence that she will be working at 35, by choice or necessity, today's 21-year-old woman has difficulty looking beyond the ceremonies of her marriage and her babies' christenings.
(Marilyn Bender (b. 1925), U.S. journalist. First published in The New York Times (March 26, 1962). As quoted in American Women in the 1960s, ch. 3, by Blanche Linden-Ward and Carol Hurd Green (1993).)
Since people are going to be living longer and getting older, they'll just have to learn how to be babies longer.
(Andy Warhol (1928-1987), U.S. pop artist. From A to B and Back Again, ch. 7 (1975).)