Quotations About / On: BABY

  • 51.
    Good guilt is a product of love and responsibility. It is a natural, positive instinct that parents and good child care providers have. If bad guilt is a monster, good guilt is a friendly fairy godmother, yakking away in your head to keep you alert to the needs of your baby.
    (Jean Marzollo (20th century), U.S. author. Your Maternity Leave, ch. 3 (1989).)
  • 52.
    We have not all had the good fortune to be ladies. We have not all been generals, or poets, or statesmen; but when the toast works down to the babies, we stand on common ground.
    (Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835-1910), U.S. author. speech, Nov. 1879. "The Babies," Mark Twain's Speeches, ed. Albert Bigelow Paine (1923). Twain spoke at a banquet in which the fifteenth toast was, "The babies—as they comfort us in our sorrows, let us not forget them in our festivities.")
  • 53.
    I'm a Nova Scotia bluenose. Since I was a baby, I've been watching men look at ships. It's easy to tell the ones they like. You're only waiting to get her into deep water, aren't you—because she's yours.
    (John Rhodes Sturdy, Canadian screenwriter. Richard Rossen. Joyce Cartwright (Ella Raines), Corvette K-225, to the captain looking at his ship (1943).)
    More quotations from: John Rhodes Sturdy, baby, water
  • 54.
    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).)
    More quotations from: Anonymous Mother, running, baby
  • 55.
    Except that right side up is best, there is not much to learn about holding a baby. There are one hundred and fifty-two distinctly different ways—and all are right! At least all will do.
    (Heywood Broun (1888-1939), U.S. journalist, novelist. "Holding a Baby," Seeing Things at Night (1921).)
    More quotations from: Heywood Broun, baby
  • 56.
    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).)
    More quotations from: Enid Bagnold, baby, woman, father
  • 57.
    After your baby arrives, you yourself may feel like something of a present, albeit clumsy, wrapped in unmatched ribbons and bows, but new. Untried. Untested.
    (Sally Placksin (20th century), U.S. writer and producer. Mothering the New Mother, ch. 1 (1994).)
    More quotations from: Sally Placksin, baby
  • 58.
    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.)
    More quotations from: Anna Quindlen, baby, mother, woman
  • 59.
    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).)
  • 60.
    In spite of our worries to the contrary, children are still being born with the innate ability to learn spontaneously, and neither they nor their parents need the sixteen-page instructional manual that came with a rattle ordered for our baby boy!
    (Neil Kurshan (20th century), U.S. rabbi. Raising Your Child to Be a Mensch, ch. 3 (1987).)
    More quotations from: Neil Kurshan, baby, children
[Hata Bildir]