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Quotations About / On: BABY

  • 1.
    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).)
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  • 2.
    Hasta la vista, baby.
    (James Cameron, writer, and James Cameron. The Terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger), in Terminator 2: Judgment Day (film) (1991).)
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  • 3.
    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).)
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  • 4.
    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).)
  • 5.
    A soiled baby, with a neglected nose, cannot be conscientiously regarded as a thing of beauty.
    (Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835-1910), U.S. author. Complete Humorous Sketches and Tales, ed. Charles Neider (1961). Answers to Correspondents (1865). Twain was replying to a young mother.)
  • 6.
    War will never cease until babies begin to come into the world with larger cerebrums and smaller adrenal glands.
    (H.L. (Henry Lewis) Mencken (1880-1956), U.S. journalist. Minority Report: H.L. Mencken's Notebooks, no. 164 (1956).)
  • 7.
    Writing a novel without being asked seems a bit like having a baby when you have nowhere to live.
    (Lucy Ellman (b. 1956), U.S. novelist. Guardian (London, Jan. 16, 1992).)
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  • 8.
    Since people are going to be living longer and getting older, they'll just have to learn how to be babies longer.
    (Andy Warhol (1928-1987), U.S. pop artist. From A to B and Back Again, ch. 7 (1975).)
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  • 9.
    If the feminist program goes to pieces on the arrival of the first baby, it's false and useless.
    (Crystal Eastman (1881-1928), U.S. social/political activist and author. On Women and Revolution, part 1 (1978). Written in 1920, the same year that the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution took effect, enfranchising women after a 72-year struggle for suffrage.)
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  • 10.
    The New Right: kiss the bankers and spank the babies.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourth Selection, New York (1987).)
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