Birth Of A Child Quotes by Simone de Beauvoir, Stephen Gaskin, William Gilmore Simms, William Macneile Dixon, Henry Adams, George Vaillant and many others.
There was a time, in the nineteenth century, for example, when women spoke mostly about the house, children, birth, and so forth, because it was their domain. That’s changing a little, now.
The wisdom and compassion a woman can intuitively experience in childbirth can make her a source of healing and understanding for other women.
The birth of a child is the imprisonment of a soul.
Birth is the sudden opening of a window, through which you look out upon a stupendous prospect. For what has happened? A miracle. You have exchanged nothing for the possibility of everything.
The birth of a child is the imprisonment of a soul. The soul must work its way out of prison, and, in doing so, provide itself with wings for a future journey. It is for each of us to determine whether our wings shall be those of an angel or a grub!
In correct theology, the Virgin ought not to be represented in bed, for she could not suffer like ordinary women, but her palace at Chartres is not much troubled by theology, and to her, as empress-mother, the pain of child-birth was a pleasure which she wanted her people to share.
Creativity can never be explained by appeal to reason alone. Like the birth of a child, creativity compels us not to explanation but to wonder and awe.
God created the first man, whom he called Adam. Then God created a woman, whom he named Eve; and this man and woman were given the power from Jehovah God to reproduce their kind, that is to say, to cause conception and birth of children.
Birthing is the most profound initiation to spirituality a woman can have.
Childbirth is more admirable than conquest, more amazing than self-defense, and as courageous as either one.
A new baby is like the beginning of all things – wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities.
Every child born into the world is a new thought of God, an ever-fresh and radiant possibility.
It is not only that we want to bring about an easy labor, without risking injury to the mother or the child; we must go further. We must understand that childbirth is fundamentally a spiritual, as well as a physical, achievement. . . The birth of a child is the ultimate perfection of human love.
Birth is about making mothers… strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and know their inner strength
Given the loss of a child or the birth of a child or anything like that, I think it’s just I’m more moved by life, the older I get, so it’s easier to connect to the characters that I play.
Who in their right mind ever thought that the birth of a child to an illegal immigrant converted to citizenship? A lot of people believe it. It’s not in the 14th Amendment. You know where it is? It’s in Article 1, Section 8, Clause 4.
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.