The joy in motherhood comes in moments. There will be hard times and frustrating times, but amid the challenges there are shining moments of joy and satisfaction.
I think, at a child's birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift should be curiosity.
The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new.
Father asked us what was God's noblest work. Anna said men, but I said babies. Men are often bad, but babies never are.
Families with babies and families without babies are sorry for each other.
Adam and Eve had many advantages, but the principal one was that they escaped teething.
Don't forget that compared to a grownup person every baby is a genius.
The only time he cries is if he’s hungry. We all have nipples. I don’t care who I offend; my baby wants to eat. If I can’t get a cover over me quick enough, so be it.
I got a hundred bucks says my baby beats Pete's baby. I just think genetics are in my favour.
There is a 'sanctity' involved with bringing a child into this world: it is better than bombing one out of it.
I talked about adopting a baby when I was 20 years old, before it became 'hip.'
There is no dream of love, however ideal it may be, which does not end up with a fat, greedy baby hanging from the breast.
I have no name: I am but two days old. What shall I call thee? I happy am, Joy is my name. Sweet joy befall thee!
Human beings are the only creatures on earth that allow their children to come back home.
If men had to have babies, they would only ever have one each.
It is a pleasant thing to reflect upon, and furnishes a complete answer to those who contend for the gradual degeneration of the human species, that every baby born into the world is a finer one than the last.
If you desire to drain to the dregs the fullest cup of scorn and hatred that a fellow human being can pour out for you, let a young mother hear you call dear baby 'it.'
It'd be stupid for me to sit here and say that there aren't kids who look up to me, but my responsibility is not to them. I'm not a baby sitter.
Everyone knows that by far the happiest and universally enjoyable age of man is the first. What is there about babies which makes us hug and kiss and fondle them, so that even an enemy would give them help at that age?
A woman has two smiles that an angel might envy, the smile that accepts a lover before words are uttered, and the smile that lights on the first born babe, and assures it of a mother's love.
Blues means what milk does to a baby. Blues is what the spirit is to the minister. We sing the blues because our hearts have been hurt, our souls have been disturbed.
Congratulations are in order for Woody Allen - he and Soon Yi have a brand new baby daughter. It's all part of Woody's plan to grow his own wives.
I learned to walk as a baby, and I haven't had a lesson since.
Every new baby is a blind desperate vote for survival: people who find themselves unable to register an effective political protest against extermination do so by a biological act.
Promises are like crying babies in a theater, they should be carried out at once.
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