Quotations About / On: BIRTH

  • 51.
    One of the signs of passing youth is the birth of a sense of fellowship with other human beings as we take our place among them.
    (Virginia Woolf (1882-1941), British novelist. "Hours in a Library," Times Literary Supplement (London, November 30, 1916).)
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  • 52.
    And Zeus will destroy this race of mortal men too, when they, at their birth, have grey hair on their temples.
    (Hesiod (c. 8th century B.C.), Greek didactic poet. Works and Days, 180-181.)
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  • 53.
    But ancient insolence is wont to bear an insolence that has its youth among human miseries, sooner or later, when the fixed time of birth is come.
    (Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Agamemnon, l. 764.)
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  • 54.
    Thus do I want man and woman to be: the one fit to wage war and the other fit to give birth, but both fit to dance with head and feet.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 4, p. 264, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Zarathustra, in Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Third Part, "On Old and New Tablets," section 23 (1884).)
  • 55.
    A small boy puts his hand on the wall, and looks down intently as he wriggles his toes. The birth of thought?
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fifth Selection, New York (1988).)
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  • 56.
    No phallic hero, no matter what he does to himself or to another to prove his courage, ever matches the solitary, existential courage of the woman who gives birth.
    (Andrea Dworkin (b. 1946), U.S. feminist critic. Speech, first delivered to Queens College, City University of New York, March 12, 1975. "The Sexual Politics of Fear and Courage," published in Our Blood, ch. 5 (1976).)
  • 57.
    Birth control that really works: Every night before we go to bed we spend an hour with our kids.
    (Roseanne Barr Arnold (20th century), U.S. actor and comedian. As quoted in Woman to Woman, by Julia Gilden and Mark Riedman (1994).)
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  • 58.
    I think, at a child's birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift would be curiosity.
    (Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962), U.S. columnist, lecturer. Today's Health (Chicago, Oct. 2, 1966).)
  • 59.
    They give birth astride of a grave, the light gleams an instant, then it's night once more.
    (Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. Pozzo, in Waiting for Godot, p. 57a, Grove Press (1954). "They" refers to women who become mothers.)
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  • 60.
    If men got pregnant, there would be safe, reliable methods of birth control. They'd be inexpensive, too.
    (Anna Quindlen (b. 1952), U.S. journalist, columnist, author. The New York Times. Living Out Loud, p. 31, Fawcett Columbine (1988).)
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