Only mothers can think of the future-because they give birth to it in their children.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The happiest lot for a man, as far as birth is concerned, is that it should be such as to give him but little occasion to think much about it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The marriage of reason and nightmare which has dominated the 20th century has given birth to an ever more ambiguous world. Across the communications landscape move the specters of sinister technologies and the dreams that money can buy. Thermonuclear weapons systems and soft drink commercials coexist in an overlit realm ruled by advertising and pseudo-events, science and pornography. Over our lives preside the great twin leitmotifs of the 20th century -- sex and paranoia.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Fashion is the most intense expression of the phenomenon of neomania, which has grown ever since the birth of capitalism. Neomania assumes that purchasing the new is the same as acquiring value. If the purchase of a new garment coincides with the wearing out of an old one, then obviously there is no fashion. If a garment is worn beyond the moment of its natural replacement, there is pauperization. Fashion flourishes on surplus, when someone buys more than he or she needs.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Death is as sure for that which is born, as birth is for that which is dead. Therefore grieve not for what is inevitable.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
How many feasible projects have miscarried through despondency, and been strangled in their birth by a cowardly imagination.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A library is the delivery room for the birth of ideas, a place where history comes to life.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The dream crossed twilight between birth and dying.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Talent alone cannot make a writer. There must be a man behind the book; a personality which, by birth and quality, is pledged to the doctrines there set forth, and which exists to see and state things so, and not otherwise.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A funeral is not death, any more than baptism is birth or marriage union. All three are the clumsy devices, coming now too late, now too early, by which Society would register the quick motions of man.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There are more ideas on earth than intellectuals imagine. And these ideas are more active, stronger, more resistant, more passionate than politicians think. We have to be there at the birth of ideas, the bursting outward of their force: not in books expressing them, but in events manifesting this force, in struggles carried on around ideas, for or against them. Ideas do not rule the world. But it is because the world has ideas... that it is not passively ruled by those who are its leaders or those who would like to teach it, once and for all, what it must think.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
What is this talked-of mystery of birth but being mounted bareback on the earth?More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Shadow owes its birth to light.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Is anyone simply by birth to be applauded or punished?More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
He has not lived badly whose birth and death has been unnoticed by the world.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Death is feared as birth is forgotten.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The two big advantages I had at birth were to have been born wise and to have been born in poverty.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Nothing is so galling to a people not broken in from the birth as a paternal, or in other words a meddling government, a government which tells them what to read and say and eat and drink and wear.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Colonial system, public debts, heavy taxes, protection, commercial wars, etc., these offshoots of the period of manufacture swell to gigantic proportions during the period of infancy of large-scale industry. The birth of the latter is celebrated by a vast, Hero-like slaughter of the innocents.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
At birth man is offered only one choice --the choice of his death. But if this choice is governed by distaste for his own existence, his life will never have been more than meaningless.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
High birth is an accident, not a virtue.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Until it is kindled by a spirit as flamingly alive as the one which gave it birth a book is dead to us. Words divested of their magic are but dead hieroglyphs.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Thoughts give birth to a creative force that is neither elemental nor sidereal. Thoughts create a new heaven, a new firmament, a new source of energy, from which new arts flow. When a man undertakes to create something, he establishes a new heaven.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
No heroine can create a hero through love of one, but she can give birth to one.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In the world of knowledge, the essential Form of Good is the limit of our inquiries, and can barely be perceived; but, when perceived, we cannot help concluding that it is in every case the source of all that is bright and beautiful --in the visible world giving birth to light and its master, and in the intellectual world dispensing, immediately and with full authority, truth and reason --and that whosoever would act wisely, either in private or in public, must set this Form of Good before his eyes.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Good birth is a fine thing, but the merit is our ancestors.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Beauty is the still birth of suffering, every woman knows that.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I came to the place of my birth and cried, The friends of my youth, where are they? And echo answered, Where are they?More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is a certain class of people who prefer to say that their fathers came down in the world through their own follies than to boast that they rose in the world through their own industry and talents. It is the same shabby-genteel sentiment, the same vanity of birth which makes men prefer to believe that they are degenerated angels rather than elevated apes.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Labor gives birth to ideas.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is difficulties that give birth to miracles.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Born often under another sky, placed in the middle of an always moving scene, himself driven by the irresistible torrent which draws all about him, the American has no time to tie himself to anything, he grows accustomed only to change, and ends by regarding it as the natural state of man. He feels the need of it, more he loves it; for the instability; instead of meaning disaster to him, seems to give birth only to miracles all about him.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There are times to cultivate and create, when you nurture your world and give birth to new ideas and ventures. There are times of flourishing and abundance, when life feels in full bloom, energized and expanding. And there are times of fruition, when things come to an end. They have reached their climax and must be harvested before they begin to fade. And finally of course, there are times that are cold, and cutting and empty, times when the spring of new beginnings seems like a distant dream. Those rhythms in life are natural events. They weave into one another as day follows night, bringing, not messages of hope and fear, but messages of how things are.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I am fifty-two years of age. I am a bishop in the Anglican Church, and a few people might be constrained to say that I was reasonably responsible. In the land of my birth I cannot vote, whereas a young person of eighteen can vote. And why? Because he or she possesses that wonderful biological attribute -- a white skin.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Why is it that we rejoice at birth and grieve at a funeral? It is because we are not the person involved.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Learn from your parents mistakes -- use birth control.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Thirty-five is a very attractive age. London society is full of women of the highest birth who have, of their own free choice, remained thirty-five for years.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
One of the signs of passing youth is the birth of a sense of fellowship with other human beings as we take our place among them.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Our birth is nothing but our death begun.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Vladimir: Don't go yet.
Pozzo: I'm going.
Vladimir: What do you do when you fall far from help?
Pozzo: We wait till we can get up. Then we go on. On!
Vladimir: Before you go tell him to sing.
Pozzo: To sing?
Vladimir: Yes. Or to think. Or to recite.
Pozzo: But he is dumb.
Pozzo: Dumb. He can't even groan.
Vladimir: Dumb! Since when?
Pozzo: Have you not done tormenting me with your accursed time! It's abominable! When! When! One day, is that not enough for you, one day he went dumb, one day I went blind, one day we'll go deaf, one day we were born, one day we shall die, the same day, the same second, is that not enough for you? They give birth astride of a grave, the light gleams an instant, then it's night once more.More [10/21/2005 12:10:00]
Riff: Look, Tony, I've never asked the time of day from a clock but I'm asking you, come to the dance tonight. I already told the gang you'd be there. If you don't show I'll be marked lousy.
Tony: What time?
Tony: Ten it is.
Riff: Womb to tomb!
Tony: Birth to Earth. And I'll live to regret this.
Riff: Who knows? Maybe what you've been waitin' on will be twitchin at the dance tonight.
Tony: Who knows? Could be... Who knows?More [12/28/2005 12:12:00]
Glynnis Payne: Darling, darling, all I'm saying is before we let this hypothetical daughter blow your political career out of the water, we might at least consider doing some checking up on her.
Henry Dashwood: Now, checking up for what?
Glynnis Payne: I don't know... criminal record, blood type, triple sixes on her skull.
Henry Dashwood: Glynnis, she has a birth certificate, she has my photograph and she has my eyes.More [12/31/2005 12:12:00]
She said giving birth should be a very private thing for just Kevin and her to share, and that she's not sure she wants the whole world looking on.More [03/22/2006 12:03:00]
Compared to the movies of today it's kind of hard to say but there was such an innocence to Krush Groove because it was near the birth of rap. Rap had been around in the current popular culture form only seven years at the time.More [04/11/2006 12:04:00]
You know, when you welcome a child into the world, you witness the birth of your child, and you've been there for that nine month period, you realize that there's no doubt, there's no question that women are the stronger of the sexes. There's no doubt. Any man who had to carry a child for nine months would cave in about month or two. And then delivery, you know labor? Yeah, it's over with. So yeah, I would certainly like to explore that. Sure.More [05/19/2006 12:05:00]
“I do think that if MEN were the ones that bore the children a more effective means of birth control would have been implemented years ago.”More [07/18/2006 12:07:00]
You know, women have a history of just being - we've been told all our lives not to say - in the fifties you couldn't say birth or even be pregnant hardly on television - and then gradually things have changed.More [08/13/2006 12:08:00]
The main cause of my difficulties stemmed from the tragedy of my daughter's unsound birth and my inability to face my feelings.More [08/17/2006 12:08:00]
In some ways, as a mother or a parent, everyone can relate to the idea of when you have a child, you birth this child, you feed it, clothe it, shelter it. And as they grow up, you have to let them go out into the world. It's such an unnatural act to let your child walk into the street ultimately.More [09/04/2006 12:09:00]
“[Only one film 1990's] Pretty Woman, ... suggestion of condom use, which was the only reference to any form of birth control.”More [09/13/2006 12:09:00]
“I was blessed with a birth and a death, and I guess I just want some say in between.”More [10/19/2006 12:10:00]
I think a lot of women do hide it out of shame. It is supposed to be the happiest time in your life after giving birth to a child, you know.More [11/07/2006 12:11:00]
My son's birth this year was another level of that as well. Life is good right now.More [11/09/2006 12:11:00]
The last documentary I did for MTV was about teen girls who were killing their babies when they were giving birth to them.More [01/17/2007 12:01:00]
Karen: So what's this big news, then?
Daisy: [excited] We've been given our parts in the nativity play. And I'm the lobster.
Karen: The lobster?
Karen: In the nativity play?
Daisy: [beaming] Yeah, *first* lobster.
Karen: There was more than one lobster present at the birth of Jesus?
Daisy: Duh.More [04/03/2007 12:04:00]
Sir William Gull: One day men will look back and say that I gave birth to the twentieth century.More [04/12/2007 12:04:00]
[re: the meal on his plate]
Delatombe: Exactly what am I enduring here? Can someone tell me who gave birth to this?
Serving Wench: It's Bavarian blood sausage, with sauerkraut! I gutted the pig myself.
Delatombe: I bet you did.More [04/16/2007 12:04:00]
Lady Bracknell: 35 is a very attractive age. London society is full of women of the very highest birth who have, of their own free choice, remained 35 for years.More [04/20/2007 12:04:00]
Mr. Darcy: Miss Elizabeth. I have struggled in vain and I can bear it no longer. These past months have been a torment. I came to Rosings with the single object of seeing you... I had to see you. I have fought against my better judgment, my family's expectations, the inferiority of your birth by rank and circumstance. All these things I am willing to put aside and ask you to end my agony.
Elizabeth Bennet: I don't understand.
Mr. Darcy: I love you.More [04/25/2007 12:04:00]
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