Birth Quotes

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

He has not lived badly whose birth and death has been unnoticed by the world.
Horace

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

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

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

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

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

My name is Brian Green by birth. Austin was made up by my parents when I was nine, because there was another Brian Green in the Screen Actors Guild.
Brian Austin Green

I will be joining the campaign with a song in my heart, with a spring in my step [on the birth of his first child]
Charles Kennedy

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

Even though people may be well known, they hold in their hearts the emotions of a simple person for the moments that are the most important of those we know on earth: birth, marriage and death.
Jackie Kennedy

Today we frankly recognize that democracy can be no more than aspiration, and have rule not so much by the people as by the cleverest people; not an aristocracy of birth, not a plutocracy of wealth, but a true meritocracy of talent.
Michael Young

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

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

Aren't we forgetting the true meaning of Christmas? You know, the birth of Santa.
Bart Simpson

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

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

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

The appearance of a single great genius is more than equivalent to the birth of a hundred mediocrities
Cesare Lombroso

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

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

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 is lovely, when I forget all birthdays, including my own, to find that somebody remembers me.
Ellen Glasgow

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

Crabs do not give birth to a bird.
Anonymous

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

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

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

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

Poverty is a lot like childbirth - you know it is going to hurt before it happens, but you'll never know how much until you experience it.
J K Rowling

I sometimes get birthday cards from fans. But it's often the same message - they hope it's my last.
Al Norman

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

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

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

Joan Collins unfortunately can't be with us tonight. She's busy attending the birth of her next husband.
John Parrott

The 880-yard heel and toe walk is the closest a man can come to experiencing the panges of childbirth.
Avery Brundage

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Even at our birth, death does but stand aside a little.
Robert Bolt

It was like having
an 8 month hangover! [when about to give birth]
Debra Stephenson

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

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

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

Our birth is nothing but our death begun.
Edward Young

With my wife I don't get no respect. I made a toast on her birthday to 'the best woman a man ever had.' The waiter joined me.
Rodney Dangerfield



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