Birth Quotes

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All souls must undergo transmigration and the souls of men revolve like a stone which is thrown from a sling, so many turns before the final release... Only those who have not completed their perfection must suffer the wheel of rebirth by being reborn into another human body.
Jean Paul Richter

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

They kept trying to sponge down my face with cool water and all I could do was shout 'be careful of my hair!' because I didn't want it to go all curly (on giving birth to son Harvey)
Jordan

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

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

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

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

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

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

We do not choose the day of our birth nor may we choose the day of our death, yet choice is the sovereign faculty of the mind.
Thornton Wilder

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

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

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

Birth was the death of him.
Samuel Beckett

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

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

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

Crabs do not give birth to a bird.
Anonymous

Our birth is nothing but our death begun.
Edward Young

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

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

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

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 still no cure for the common birthday.
John Glenn

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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