Quotations About / On: BABY

  • 21.
    Machismo makes no provision for preparing lunch, doing the laundry, or minding the baby.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Thirteenth Selection, New York (1994).)
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  • 22.
    Genuine polemics approach a book as lovingly as a cannibal spices a baby.
    (Walter Benjamin (1892-1940), German critic, philosopher. repr. In One-Way Street and Other Writings (1978). "Post No Bills: The Critic's Technique in Thirteen Theses," One-Way Street (1928).)
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  • 23.
    Lawsy, we've got to have a doctor! I don't know nuthin' 'bout birthin' babies.
    (Sidney Howard (1891-1939), U.S. screenwriter. Prissy (Butterfly McQueen), Gone With The Wind, admitting to Scarlett O'Hara (Vivien Leigh) that she was lying about her experience as a mid-wife (1939).)
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  • 24.
    The very "in" had babies the same time Ethel [Kennedy] did, in the same hospital, with the same obstetrician ...
    (Barbara Howar (b. 1934), U.S. socialite and author. Laughing All the Way, ch. 4 (1973). Howar, a Washington socialite during President John F. Kennedy's administration, was recalling the social influence of Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy's wife Ethel, who eventually bore eleven children. (Robert was also the President's brother.).)
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  • 25.
    These wretched babies don't come until they are ready.
    (Elizabeth II (b. 1926), British monarch, Queen of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Quoted in Today (London, August 4, 1988). Said of the expected birth of her fifth grandchild and the first child of the Duke and Duchess of York. A girl, Beatrice, was born five days later.)
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  • 26.
    ... abortion opponents love little babies as long as they are in somebody else's uterus.
    (Joycelyn Elders (b. 1933), U.S. pediatrician and medical educator; first woman, and second African American, Surgeon General. As quoted in the New York Times, p. A14 (December 31, 1993). Elders said this c. 1990.)
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  • 27.
    Most of us would do more for our babies than we have ever been willing to do for anyone, even ourselves.
    (Polly Berrien Berends (20th century), U.S. author. Whole Child/Whole Parent, ch. 2 (rev. 1987).)
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  • 28.
    We can see that the baby is as much an instrument of nourishment for us as we are for him.
    (Polly Berrien Berends (20th century), U.S. author. Whole Child/Whole Parent, ch. 2 (rev. 1987).)
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  • 29.
    Morality is the tendency to pour out the baby with the bathwater.
    (Karl Kraus (1874-1936), Austrian writer. Trans. by Harry Zohn, originally published in Beim Wort genommen (1955). Half-Truths and One-and-a-Half Truths, University of Chicago Press (1990).)
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  • 30.
    Babies are beautiful, wonderful, exciting, enchanting, extraordinary little creatures—who grow up into ordinary folk like us.
    (Doris Dyson. quoted in What Is a Baby?, By Richard and Helen Exley.)
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