Quotations About / On: BABY

  • 51.
    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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  • 52.
    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).)
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  • 53.
    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).)
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  • 54.
    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).)
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  • 55.
    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.)
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  • 56.
    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).)
  • 57.
    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).)
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  • 58.
    Attachment to a baby is a long-term process, not a single, magical moment. The opportunity for bonding at birth may be compared to falling in love—staying in love takes longer and demands more work.
    (T. Berry Brazelton (20th century), U.S. author and pediatrician. Touchpoints, ch. 3 (1992).)
  • 59.
    Many people have an oversimplified picture of bonding that could be called the "epoxy" theory of relationships...if you don't get properly "glued" to your babies at exactly the right time, which only occurs very soon after birth, then you will have missed your chance.
    (Pamela Patrick Novotny (20th century), U.S. author. The Joy of Twins, ch. 2 (1988 rev. 1994).)
  • 60.
    The first time many women hold their tiny babies, they are apt to feel as clumsy and incompetent as any man. The difference is that our culture tells them they're not supposed to feel that way. Our culture assumes that they will quickly learn how to be a mother, and that assumption rubs off on most women—so they learn.
    (Pamela Patrick Novotny (20th century), U.S. journalist and author. The Joy of Twins, ch. 6 (1988 rev. 1994).)
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