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Quotations about Babies


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It sometimes happens, even in the best of families, that a baby is born. This is not necessarily cause for alarm. The important thing is to keep your wits about you and borrow some money. ~Elinor Goulding Smith


A baby is an angel whose wings decrease as his legs increase. ~Author Unknown


Babies are always more trouble than you thought — and more wonderful. ~Charles Osgood


Families with babies and families without babies are sorry for each other. ~Ed Howe


In the sheltered simplicity of the first days after a baby is born, one sees again the magical closed circle, the miraculous sense of two people existing only for each other, the tranquil sky reflected on the face of the mother nursing her child. ~Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Gift from the Sea, Chapter IV: Double-Sunrise


People who say they sleep like a baby usually don't have one. ~Leo J. Burke


Babies are such a nice way to start people. ~Don Herrold


Every baby needs a lap. ~Henry Robin


Getting down on all fours and imitating a rhinoceros stops babies from crying. (Put an empty cigarette pack on your nose for a horn and make loud "snort" noises.) I don't know why parents don't do this more often. Usually it makes the kid laugh. Sometimes it sends him into shock. Either way it quiets him down. If you're a parent, acting like a rhino has another advantage. Keep it up until the kid is a teenager and he definitely won't have his friends hanging around your house all the time. ~P.J. O'Rourke


When babies look beyond you and giggle, maybe they're seeing angels. ~Quoted in The Angels' Little Instruction Book by Eileen Elias Freeman, 1994


Adam and Eve had many advantages, but the principal one was that they escaped teething. ~Mark Twain, Pudd'nhead Wilson's Calendar


A baby is a blank cheque made payable to the human race. ~Barbara Christine Seifert


Before you were born I carried you under my heart. From the moment you arrived in this world until the moment I leave it, I will always carry you in my heart. ~Mandy Harrison


One of the most obvious results of having a baby around the house is to turn two good people into complete idiots who probably wouldn't have been much worse than mere imbeciles without it. ~Georges Courteline, La Philosophie de Georges Courteline


 
 
Christie held out her arms, saying with an irresistible longing in her eyes and voice: "Let me hold her! I love babies dearly, and it seems as if it would do me more good than quarts of tea to cuddle her, if she'll let me." ~Louisa May Alcott, "Through the Mist," Work: A Story of Experience, 1873


I've a sweetheart I love, so dearly—
      She's all that is lovely and fair!—
      Her eyes are as blue as the bluebells
      Though, as yet, she hasn't much hair.
Her mouth is like a tiny rose bud,
      Just asking for kisses from me;
      And her sweet smiles are always ready
      To break forth for each one to see.
Oh, my little, innocent sweetheart
      Is the fairest flower that I know!
      I'm sure that she's loved by the Angels;
      They'll guard her where'er she may go.
~Gertrude Tooley Buckingham, "My Sweetheart" (1940s)


Life is a flame that is always burning itself out, but it catches fire again every time a child is born. ~George Bernard Shaw


People often ask me, "What's the difference between couple hood and babyhood?" In a word? Moisture. Everything in my life is now more moist. Between your spittle, your diapers, your spit-up and drool, you got your baby food, your wipes, your formula, your leaky bottles, sweaty baby backs, and numerous other untraceable sources — all creating an ever-present moistness in my life, which heretofore was mainly dry. ~Paul Reiser


The smile that flickers on baby's lips when he sleeps — does anyone know where it was born? Yes, there is a rumor that a young pale beam of a crescent moon touched the edge of a vanishing autumn cloud, and there the smile was first born in the dream of a dew-washed morning. ~Rabindranath Tagore


Little, clutching hands, so dear,
      Grasping everything that's near,
      Reaching for each thing in sight,
      Baby hands, so soft and white!...
How you pull at our heart strings
      As you dance and as you sing!
      Baby, dear, to us you bring
      Comfort and eternal Spring!
~Gertrude Tooley Buckingham, "Baby Hands" (1940s)


Don't ever tell the mother of a newborn that her baby's smile is just gas. ~Jill Woodhull


...a little child, born yesterday,
A thing on mother's milk and kisses fed...
~"Hymn to Mercury" (one of the Homeric Hymns), translated from Greek by Percy Bysshe Shelley


God's interest in the human race is nowhere better evinced than in obstetrics. ~Martin H. Fischer


A baby is God's opinion that the world should go on. ~Carl Sandburg


If you were to open up a baby's head — and I am not for a moment suggesting that you should — you would find nothing but an enormous drool gland. ~Dave Barry



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