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Birth Quotes

It is as painful perhaps to be awakened from a vision as to be born.

Author: James Augustine

Profession: British Writer

Birth was the death of him.

Author: Samuel Beckett (1906-1989)

Profession: Irish Dramatist, Novelist

Behold, I was shapened in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me. [Psalms 51:5]

Author: Bible

Profession: Sacred Scriptures of Christian

We are brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.

Author: Bible

Profession: Sacred Scriptures of Christian

My mother groaned, my father wept, into the dangerous world I leapt; helpless, naked, piping loud, like a fiend hid in a cloud.

Author: William Blake (1757-1827)

Profession: British Poet, Painter

Birth and death are so closely related that one could not destroy either without destroying the other at the same time. It is extinction that makes creation possible.

Author: Samuel Butler (1612-1680)

Profession: British Poet, Satirist

Every person is a God in embryo. Its only desire is to be born.

Author: Deepak Chopra

Profession: East-Indian- American M.D., New Age Author, Lecturer

We are celebrating the feast of the Eternal Birth which God the Father has borne and never ceases to bear in all eternity.... But if it takes not place in me, what avails it? Everything lies in this, that it should take place in me.

Author: Meister Eckhart (1260-1326)

Profession: German Mystic

Abortion is a skillfully marketed product sold to women at a crisis time in their life. If the product is defective, she can't return it for a refund.

Author: Carol Evertt


The act of birth is the first experience of anxiety, and thus the source and prototype of the affect of anxiety.

Author: Sigmund Freud (1856-1939)

Profession: Austrian Physician - Founder of Psychoanalysis

Man's main task in life is to give birth to himself, to become what he potentially is. The most important product of his effort is his own personality.

Author: Erich Fromm (1900-1980)

Profession: American Psychologist

What is this talked-of mystery of birth but being mounted bareback on the earth?

Author: Robert Frost (1875-1963)

Profession: American Poet

A man may be born, but in order to be born he must first die, and in order to die he must first awake.

Author: George Gurdjieff (1873-1949)

Profession: Russian Adept, Teacher, Writer

I like trying [to get pregnant]. I'm not so sure about childbirth.

Author: Lauren Holly

Profession: American Actress

Born to be wild -- live to outgrow it.

Author: Doug Horton