Quotations About / On: BABY

  • 1.
    Whether a love-baby or a baby of love, a baby is to be loved.
    (Love babe)
  • 2.
    The lover as baby is a less troubling idea than the baby as lover.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fifth Selection, New York (1988).)
  • 3.
    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).)
  • 4.
    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).)
  • 5.
    To worry about spoiling an infant by comforting him when he cries is needless.... If you put the baby down and the baby cries, pick him up. His crying isn't a habit you should try to break. Your baby can't be taught not to cry.
    (Lawrence Balter (20th century), U.S. psychologist and author. Who's In Control? Ch. 2 (1989).)
  • 6.
    The loosening, for some people, of rigid role definitions for men and women has shown that dads can be great at calming babies—if they take the time and make the effort to learn how. It's that time and effort that not only teaches the dad how to calm the babies, but also turns him into a parent, just as the time and effort the mother puts into the babies turns her into a parent.
    (Pamela Patrick Novotny (20th century), U.S. journalist and author. The Joy of Twins, ch. 6 (1988 rev. 1994).)
  • 7.
    “What is a baby but a ghost turning real inside you?”
    ( Laura van den Berg, Find Me)
  • 8.
    “Baby," I said, "Im a genius but nobody knows it but me.”
    (Charles Bukowski, Factotum)
  • 9.
    'Babies cry when there is no feeling of affection'
    (parents love)
  • 10.
    Toys for babies, pictures for children, words for scholars, meanings for intellectuals, and actuality for spirituals.
    (to my students)
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