Birth Quotes

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When I was born my father spent three weeks trying to find a loophole in my birth certificate.
Jackie Vernon

Crabs do not give birth to a bird.
Anonymous

It was my 13th birthday and I have treasured it ever since [Peggy Sue].

It is the greatest single ever made. I still have it, but rarely play it for fear of damaging it.
John Gribbin

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

You can tell it's a journalist's child because all he wants to do is to drink and sleep. [on birth of his third child]
John Humphreys

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

For my birthday I got a humidifier and a de-humidifier... I put them in the same room and let them fight it out.
Steven Wright

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

There is still no cure for the common birthday.
John Glenn

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

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

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

They proclaim that every man is entitled to exist without labor and, the laws of reality to the contrary notwithstanding, is entitled to receive his 'minimum sustenance' his food, his clothes, his shelter, with no effort on his part, as his due and his birthright. To receive it, from whom?
Ayn Rand

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

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

After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
Arthur Schopenhauer

I cried on my 18th birthday. I thought 17 was such a nice age. You're young enough to get away with things, but you're old enough, too.
Liv Tyler

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

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

How many observe Christ's birthday! How few, his precepts! O! 'tis easier to keep holidays than commandments.
Benjamin Franklin

Death borders upon our birth; and our cradle stands in our grave
Joseph Hall

The cause of freedom is not the cause of a race or a sect, a party or a class-it is the cause of human kind, the very birthright of humanity.
Anna Julia Cooper

Since giving birth to their daughter: I feel better. I feel hornier. I feel more womanly and more accomplished and prouder.
Tea Leoni

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

Truth never comes into the world but like a bastard, to the ignominy of him that brought her birth.
John Milton

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

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

There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval
George Santayana

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

My best birth control now is just to leave the lights on.
Joan Rivers

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

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

Every aspect of Western culture needs a new code of ethics - a rational ethics - as a precondition of rebirth.
Ayn Rand

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

Of course Michael Vaughan should attend the birth of his first child.

It's something, after all, that he'll only experience 2,3 maybe 4 times in his life.
Stephen Brierly

It is fortunate to be of high birth, but it is no less so to be of such character that people do not care to know whether you are or are not.
Jean De La Bruyere

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

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

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

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

I was famous from birth.
Peter Fonda

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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