Quotations About / On: BIRTH

  • 51.
    Birth and death! Children are born everyday and, people die everyday.
    (Nature.)
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  • 52.
    Never let Ghana down! Because, that's the place of your birth.
    (Identity)
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  • 53.
    The rhythm of the weekend, with its birth, its planned gaieties, and its announced end, followed the rhythm of life and was a substitute for it.
    (F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940), U.S. author. "Notebook D," The Crack-Up, ed. Edmund Wilson (1945).)
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  • 54.
    ... it is nearly impossible to understand those who are beyond our sight, who are not explained to us by ties of birth or the contact of the flesh.
    (Rebecca West (1892-1983), British author. The Strange Necessity, ch. 10 (1928).)
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  • 55.
    He had not the least pride of birth and rank, that common narrow notion of little minds, that wretched mistaken succedaneum of merit.
    (Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694-1773), British statesman, man of letters. Characters of Chesterfield, 1778, repr. Augustan Reprint Society, nos. 259-260, p. 43, University of California, Los Angeles (1990). Character of Lord Scarborough, one of Chesterfield's closest friends.)
  • 56.
    Irishness is not primarily a question of birth or blood or language; it is the condition of being involved in the Irish situation, and usually of being mauled by it.
    (Conor Cruise O'Brien (b. 1917), Irish historian, critic, diplomat. "Irishness," New Statesman (London, Jan. 1959).)
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  • 57.
    Not a single man on earth knows from his own experience the how and where of his birth, only from tradition, which is often very uncertain.
    (E.T.A.W. (Ernst Theodor Amadeus Wilhelm) Hoffmann (1776-1822), German author, composer. "The Life and Opinions of Kater Murr," Selected Writings, vol. 2, p. 14, ed. and trans. by Leonard J. Kent and Elizabeth C. Knight, University of Chicago Press (1969). The novel's autobiographical tomcat to his readers about the circumstances of his birth.)
  • 58.
    Who is going to cast out an error to which he has given birth and replace it with an adopted truth?
    (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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  • 59.
    Each day is a little life: every waking and rising a little birth, every fresh morning a little youth, every going to rest and sleep a little death.
    (Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860), German philosopher. "Counsels and Maxims," Parerga and Paralipomena (1851).)
  • 60.
    The boredom of Sunday afternoon, which drove de Quincey to drink laudanum, also gave birth to surrealism: hours propitious for making bombs.
    (Cyril Connolly (1903-1974), British critic. The Unquiet Grave, pt. 3 (1944, rev. 1951).)
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