Quotations About / On: BABY

  • 31.
    We can see that the baby is as much an instrument of nourishment for us as we are for him.
    (Polly Berrien Berends (20th century), U.S. author. Whole Child/Whole Parent, ch. 2 (rev. 1987).)
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  • 32.
    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).)
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  • 33.
    Babies are beautiful, wonderful, exciting, enchanting, extraordinary little creatures—who grow up into ordinary folk like us.
    (Doris Dyson. quoted in What Is a Baby?, By Richard and Helen Exley.)
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  • 34.
    Only when human sorrows are turned into a toy with glaring colors will baby people become interested—for a while at least. The people are a very fickle baby that must have new toys every day.
    (Emma Goldman (1869-1940), U.S. anarchist. "The Traffic in Women," Anarchism and Other Essays (1910).)
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  • 35.
    All adults who care about a baby will naturally be in competition for that baby.... Each adult wishes that he or she could do each job a bit more skillfully for the infant or small child than the other.
    (T. Berry Brazelton (20th century), U.S. author, pediatrician. Touchpoints, ch. 1 (1992).)
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  • 36.
    The conscientious mother of this age approaches the birth of her first baby with two ideas firmly in mind. One is that she will raise the baby by schedule. The other, that she will not let it suck its thumb.
    (Gladys D. Schultz. originally appeared in "Must Parents Worry About Thumb- sucking?" The Parents Magazine (July 1935). As quoted in Mothering, by Elaine Heffner, ch. 11 (1978).)
  • 37.
    Media mystifications should not obfuscate a simple, perceivable fact; Black teenage girls do not create poverty by having babies. Quite the contrary, they have babies at such a young age precisely because they are poor—because they do not have the opportunity to acquire an education, because meaningful, well-paying jobs and creative forms of recreation are not accessible to them ... because safe, effective forms of contraception are not available to them.
    (Angela Davis (b. 1944), U.S. political activist. Address, November 15, 1987. "Facing Our Common Foe," published in Women, Culture and Politics (1989).)
  • 38.
    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 H. Erikson (1904-1994), U.S. psychoanalyst. Childhood and Society (1950).)
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  • 39.
    Babies don't need fathers, but mothers do. Someone who is taking care of a baby needs to be taken care of.
    (Amy Heckerling (20th century), U.S. film director. The Last Word, ed. Carolyn Warner, ch. 16 (1992).)
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  • 40.
    I think that carrying a baby inside of you is like running as fast as you can. It feels like finally letting go and filling yourself up to the widest limits.
    (Anonymous Mother. Ourselves and Our Children, by Boston Women's Health Book Collective, ch. 2 (1978).)
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