Birth Quotes

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Washington's birthday is as close to a secular Christmas as any Christian country dare come this side of blasphemy.
Alistair Cooke

The lioness giveth birth to cubs which remain three days without life. Then cometh the lion, breatheth upon them, and bringeth them to life.
William Of Normandy

Help us to be ever faithful gardeners of the spirit, who know that without darkness nothing comes to birth, and without light nothing flowers.
Mary Sarton

Birth and death are not two different states, but they are different aspects of the same state. There is as little reason to deplore the one as there is to be pleased over the other.
Mahatma Gandhi

Life is like a very short visit to a toyshop between birth and death
Desmond Morris

A friend never defends a husband who gets his wife an electric skillet for her birthday.
Erma Bombeck

This existence of ours is as transient as Autumn clouds. To watch the birth and death of beings is like looking at the movements of a dance. A lifetime is a flash of lightning in the sky. Rushing by, like a torrent down a steep mountain.
Buddha

It's seven years today, my anniversary, and it was my birthday yesterday - it's been a great weekend for me. I better be careful with the missus otherwise I will probably put her in the club! [Too much info, Warnock!]
Neil Warnock

Maybe it's my birthday, I honestly don't know. I'm 58? There's not much I need - I have plenty of socks
Arsene Wenger

A noble birth and fortune, though they make not a bad man good, yet they are a real advantage to a worthy one and place his virtues in a fairer light
George Lillo

I'm six foot eleven. My birthday covers three days.
Darryl Dawkins

On the birth of her 2nd son Owen. 'I wanted to give birth as opposed to being delivered!'
Ricki Lake

Birth was the death of him.
Samuel Beckett

The pains of childbirth were altogether different from the enveloping effects of other kinds of pain. These were pains one could follow with one's mind.
Margaret Mead

Home is one's birthplace, ratified by memory. [an interesting quote indeed, Mr Grunwald]
Henry Grunwald

Death and taxes and childbirth! There's never any convenient time for any of them
Margaret Mitchell

The most effective form of birth control known to man is a Bronx accent [that's a little bit harsh on people from the Bronx isn't it Lewis?]
Lewis Grizzard

My obstetrician was so dumb that when I gave birth he forgot to cut the cord. For a year that kid followed me everywhere. It was like having a dog on a leash.
Joan Rivers

When real nobleness accompanies that imaginary one of birth, the imaginary seems to mix with real, and becomes real too
Fulke Greville

We should try to achieve things for ourselves and not rely on former or past family glories with which we have no connection but the arbitrary nature of our birth.
Shirley Franklin

I was so happy. I felt, I can do it. I did this by myself [on birth of fourth child]
Tana Ramsay

Like all of us in this storm between birth and death, I can wreak no great changes on the world, only small changes for the better, I hope, in the lives of those I love.
Dean Koontz

Happy birthday to you. (Title of song 1935)
Pattie S Hill

Shadow owes its birth to light.
John Gay

Giving birth is like taking your lower lip and forcing it over your head.
Carol Burnett

To hope means to be ready at every moment for that which is not yet born, and yet not become desperate if there is no birth in our lifetime.
Erich Fromm

Masterpieces are not single and solitary births; they are the outcome of many years of thinking in common, of thinking by the body of the people, so that the experience of the mass is behind the single voice.
Virginia Woolf

Our birthdays are feathers in the broad wing of time.
Jean Paul Richter

He will find out the hard way on his birthday that he has got a present he never wanted [on fighting Khan on 8th Dec, his birthday]
Graham Earl

A theory can be proved by experiment; but no path leads from experiment to the birth of a theory
Albert Einstein

My Love is of a birth as rare
As 'tis for object strange and high:
It was begotten by despair
Upon Impossibility. [The Definition of Love]
Andrew Marvell

A name, it has more than nominal worth,
And belongs to good or bad luck at birth
Thomas Hood

He has been in the foetal position since birth and hasn't changed much since then.
Anonymous

The return of my birthday, if I remember it, fills me with thoughts which it seems to be the general care of humanity to escape.
Samuel Johnson

It's not really difficult to go from one voice into the next. It's like asking you to sing a line of Happy Birthday and then Goodnight Irene - assuming you know the words to both those songs
Hank Azaria

Men are equal; it is not birth but virtue that makes the difference.
Voltaire

Today is my birthday and the crew surprised me with a cake. But this was not the best present I got from the team. That was the new car, which felt good on the track. I did a few runs in the afternoon and everything went well.
Giancarlo Fisichella

I never know what to get my father for his birthday. I gave him a hundred dollars and said, 'Buy yourself something that will make your life easier.' So he went out and bought a present for my mother.
Rita Rudner

While man is growing, life is in decrease.
And cradles rock us nearer to the tomb:
Our birth is nothing but our death begun
Edward Young

Called to the throne by the voice of the people, my maxim has always been: A career open to talent without distinction of birth. It is this system of equality for which the European oligarchy detests me
Napoleon Bonaparte

Vulgarized knowledge characteristically gives birth to a feeling that everything is understandable and explained. It is like a system of bridges built over chasms. One can travel boldly ahead over these bridges, ignoring the chasms. It is forbidden to look down into them; but that, alas, does not alter the fact that they exist.
Czeslaw Milosz

There is something about a poet which leads us to believe that he died, in many cases, as long as 20 years before his birth.
James Thurber

We are dying from our very birth, and our end hangs on our beginning
Manilius

Never lend your car to anyone to whom you have given birth.
Erma Bombeck

I was thinking back to all the time in the gym, working hard, and that spurred me on [winning New York marathon just ten months after giving birth]
Paula Radcliffe

Man's main task in life is to give birth to himself, to become what he potentially is. The most important product of his effort is his own personality. (Man for Himself)
Erich Fromm

Custom forms us all; our thoughts, our morals, our most fixed belief, are consequences of our place of birth
Aaron Hill

Yesterday at The Oval had to be the most thrilling moment of my life... perhaps after the birth of my children. [on England Ashes win 2005]
Gladstone Small

It [giving birth] was easier than having a tattoo.
Nicole Appleton

People ask me what I'd most appreciate getting for my eighty-seventh birthday. I tell them, a paternity suit.
George Burns



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