Baby Quotes

The Metropole Orchestra is like Count Basie or Duke Ellington with strings… it’s strings that swing. Strings that swing like Dizzy Gillespie… keep swinging, baby. And when you have all of that special excellence of the Metropole Orchestra, then your music just flies – it soars in a way that’s really magical.

— Al Jarreau

When I think of ‘Instagram models,’ I say you have to take baby steps. You cannot just walk straight onto the runway.

— Alek Wek

There are many people who probably don’t agree with my acting, and it should be that way: they don’t have to agree with me in general. I’m not here to be loved by everybody. I want to be. But I don’t think it’s humanly possible to be unanimously loved. But I think I’ve voiced it clearly that I’m not here to be a baby doll.

— Alia Bhatt

No one looks at a baby and says, ‘You are going to be a great novelist, and you really need to start writing now.’ Something in us says: ‘This is what I must do.’

— Alice McDermott

One of the things I say is, ‘You want to know what it’s like to be a baby? It’s like being in love for the first time in Paris after four double espressos.’ And boy, you are alive and conscious.

— Alison Gopnik

If you just casually look at a baby, it doesn’t look like there’s very much going on there, but they know more and learn more than we would ever have thought. Every single minute is incredibly full of thought and novelty. It’s easy as adults to take for granted everything it took to arrive at the state where we are.

— Alison Gopnik

I’m the oldest of six children and I had my own first baby when I was 23. So I’ve always been interested in babies, and I had lots of opportunities to watch them.

— Alison Gopnik

One of the things I say is from an evolutionary point of view: probably the ideal rich environment for a baby includes more mud, livestock, and relatives than most of us could tolerate nowadays.

— Alison Gopnik

The 200 meters is my baby. To me, it’s the perfect distance. It’s still a true sprint, but it unravels more. You get to enjoy the race a little bit more than the 100.

— Allyson Felix

When you see the political parties squabble, if a baby is not allowed to be born, all the other issues do not come into play.

— Alveda King

I prayed often for deliverance from the pain caused by my decision to abort my baby. I suffered the threat of cervical and breast cancer and experienced the pain of empty arms after the baby was gone. And truly, for me, and countless abortive mothers, nothing on earth can fully restore what has been lost only Jesus can.

— Alveda King

The song ‘Baby Baby,’ I so love that song because I wrote it about my first daughter.

— Amy Grant

Some of us are born with a weakness for music. As a baby, music would stop whatever thought I was having. If I was worried, it would stop me worrying if I was crying, it would stop me crying. Music was a healing thing for me.

— Andrea Bocelli

After the baby, I got bigger, and I like it. I like me better now than when I was young and skinny. I don’t understand this extreme fashion for being anorexic-skinny. We forgot about women with curves – real women. We’re not embracing that anymore.

— Anna Netrebko

The first pet I remember was a cat called Baby. She would sleep with me, and I could call her from anywhere, and she would come running.

— Ashton Eaton

All the evidence that we have indicates that it is reasonable to assume in practically every human being, and certainly in almost every newborn baby, that there is an active will toward health, an impulse towards growth, or towards the actualization.

— Abraham Maslow

Sometimes, to keep things exciting, I decorate my house as if I owned a child. I’ll toss a tiny pair of shoes in the hallway or lean small wooden crutches in what I refer to as ‘the baby’s room,’ which is actually a tiny space where I make things. I continue to call it the baby’s room because it confuses people and it’s creepy.

— Amy Sedaris

3D is quite a lot more advanced in animated movies for live-action movies we’re just taking baby steps, we’re just in the beginning.

— Ang Lee

Nothing heals us like letting people know our scariest parts: When people listen to you cry and lament, and look at you with love, it’s like they are holding the baby of you.

— Anne Lamott

Melanie is more of a disciplinarian with the little girl than me, probably because it’s my first baby. She gets everything easy from Papa. I am more weak. She takes advantage of me.

— Antonio Banderas

I’m used to doing my jobs like a couple of photo shoots a month and a bit of presenting here and there, but the majority of my days are with the baby.

— Abbey Clancy

When you see a merger between two giants in a declining industry, it can look like the financial version of a couple having a baby to save a marriage.

— Adam Davidson

I do not regard it as wrong to take my life, because I simply change my place of residence and go where my wife and baby are.

— Alex Campbell

My father always wanted to be the corpse at every funeral, the bride at every wedding and the baby at every christening.

— Alice Roosevelt Longworth

Babies don’t need fathers, but mothers do. Someone who is taking care of a baby needs to be taken care of.

— Amy Heckerling

In Hollywood, whenever you do anything, it seems like there’s going to be 30 of them. When I did ‘Look Who’s Talking,’ people went: ‘Oh but there’s going to be this baby movie and that baby movie.’ I can’t worry about that. I can only do what I want to do.

— Amy Heckerling

People gave me such a bad time about wanting a baby. I didn’t want a baby, and I still don’t. I wanted a dog.

— Ann Patchett

Healthy love, I always think, is… wanting the person you love to be more of themselves. And I think for a parent that’s a challenge, because you have to let a baby spread its wings.

— Anne-Marie Duff

In our culture, I think that there is no markers anymore. Young men don’t really have something that says you’re a grown up now, until you have a baby.

— Antoine Fuqua

I did not want to raise a genetically compromised child. I did not want my children to have to contend with the massive diversion of parental attention, and the consequences of being compelled to care for their brother after I died. I wanted a genetically perfect baby, and because that was something I could control, I chose to end his life.

— Ayelet Waldman

I had a second trimester abortion. I was pregnant with a much-wanted child who was diagnosed with a genetic abnormality. I made a choice to terminate the pregnancy. It was my third pregnancy, and I was very obviously showing. More important, I could feel the baby move.

— Ayelet Waldman

Aborting my baby is the most serious of the many maternal crimes I tally in my head when I am at my lowest, when the Bad Mother label seems to fit best. Rocketship was my baby. And I killed him.

— Ayelet Waldman

The seventeenth-century baby slept, as his nineteenth-century descendant does, in a cradle. Nothing could be prettier than the old cradles that have survived successive years of use with many generations of babies.

— Alice Morse Earle

It’s good to put on some lube under your wetsuit, so I tend to use a lot of baby oil on my arms and legs. It stops you chafing and helps you get your wetsuit off after the swim.

— Alistair Brownlee

I’m not thinking about me that much anymore. Every time I look, I’m looking for my daughter, you know? If I’m in a store, I’m looking at baby clothes. It’s so much cuter to find things for her than to find things for me.

— Alessandra Ambrosio

My little girl, Anja, is really excited. We had a baby shower yesterday and she took the presents from everyone for me and was telling them, ‘No, it’s my baby.’

— Alessandra Ambrosio

And you know, the baby boomers are getting older, and those off the rack clothes are just not fitting right any longer, and so, tailor-made suits are coming back into fashion.

— Amy Irving

I have the greatest husband. The baby is my main focus right now. We’re both so excited. I mean, this is definitely the happiest moment in my life.

— Ashlee Simpson

From baby time to now, I wanted to be a Disney princess, and then I wanted to be a singer or an actress.

— Auli’i Cravalho

I have the most lovely, healthy bouncing baby, she was all very compact and the right size.

— Anna Friel

We will spend more time in America, we’re going to get a place in LA as hotels aren’t great for the baby.

— Anna Friel

The doctors say it dates back to a film where I had these huge prosthetic breasts because my character was breast-feeding. The weight of them, and of the baby, did my back in.

— Anna Friel

I like sugar, be it candy, this season’s pumpkin chocolate chip bars, or wine. Sugar is bad for me. It just sits on my tummy, causing my middle child Esme to ask if we are having a fourth baby. Rude!

— Alicia Coppola

The software program for motherhood is impossible to fully download into the male brain. You give them two tasks and they’re like, ‘I have to change the baby and get the dry cleaning?’

— Allison Pearson

My mom was a photographer and whenever they needed a baby for a modelling job, she’d stick me in front of the camera. That’s how it started.

— Alyson Hannigan

In swimming, everyone calls me grandma, because I’m the oldest there. Then with my friends, I’m the youngest and I’m the baby. It’s definitely bizarre.

— Amanda Beard

Gestating characters feels something like the mental equivalent of gestating a baby. In both cases, to create them you lose yourself. Or at least you reshape yourself to encompass them.

— Ann Brashares

I was more of the kind of babysitter that liked holding the baby, sort of playing Mom, and then putting the baby to bed and watching TV while eating everything in their kitchen.

— Ari Graynor

I’m actually sometimes nervous right before a performance, but as soon as I’m on the stage I’m like, ‘okay, we’re gonna rock this baby.’

— Armin van Buuren

Honey Boo Boo is a handful, baby. She says what she wants to say, does what she wants to do. I’ve only seen, like, snippets, like one or two or three, you know, little shots of her, but yeah, she’s a handful, baby.

— Ashanti

I’ll get depressed out on the road simply because I’m not being the mama that’s cooking supper every night, or that’s fixing my husband’s plate and my baby’s plate. You miss those things, and I miss them.

— Ashton Shepherd

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.

— Alberta Hunter

I don’t watch things like ‘Jeepers Creepers’ or ‘Final Destination 53.’ I really like more of the psychological thrillers, like ‘Rosemary’s Baby,’ ‘The Shining’ and ‘Don’t Look Now.’

— Alex Breckenridge

I’ve got two daughters. 9 years old and 6 years old. I am going to teach them first of all about values and morals. But if they make a mistake, I don’t want them punished with a baby.

— Barack Obama

We forget that this music, music made by my brothers and sisters, is still a baby. It’s just beginning. When I think of the possibilities, it makes me smile.

— Barry White

If you can’t find dry shampoo, baby powder is great.

— Bebe Rexha

I like showing moms what it’s really like having a baby, and how it’s not Hollywood life.

— Bethenny Frankel

Baby wipes are great for everything! For wiping babies’ butts, as an eye-makeup remover, to wipe the counter, to clean my hands at the airport, just everything.

— Bethenny Frankel

I went to see a shaman. He put his hands on me, and I cried like a baby for an hour.

— Billy Corgan

When I was a child, I probably should have been medicated about my obsession with The Spice Girls. I had the Buffalo shoes, a customised Baby Spice necklace – when I say custom-made, it was made out of plastic from the local mall – and a Union Jack dress.

— Blake Lively

My first child is going to be the oldest sibling to the next kid, and that may change with each and every year. I’m looking forward to how one baby influences the other, and to my family as a whole, to every single chapter.

— Blake Lively

Mum says that, since I was a tiny baby, I’ve had the most strong-willed and stubborn personality known to man. Although that was a real pain for her, she admired my resolve.

— Bat for Lashes

I always tell people, ‘Coming from such a big Mexican family when there’s a new baby every three weeks, you have to do something to get someone’s attention.’

— Becky G

I didn’t do anything for two years but work on ‘Gone Baby Gone,’ and it was miserable and hard, but at the end? It is a good movie. I liked it very much. If it had been dismissed and deemed worthless, it would been definitely devastating. But that didn’t happen.

— Ben Affleck

The greatest in heroes in life are the anonymous. That’s what I believe. Your neighbours are heroes. People who, when you walk down the street, you see them feeding their little baby – these people are heroes because they are living under difficult situations, but they’re still trying to save a life.

— Benjamin Clementine

I don’t think I’m a singer, I think I’m an expressionist. But it takes time to put it in people’s minds that this guy is not singing, ‘Baby, I want to have you.’ This guy is actually thinking about what he’s saying. This guy has something to say.

— Benjamin Clementine

I slept like a baby the night before, because I knew that I’d win the next day.

— Bernard Hinault

My dad was a professional track racer. It’s in my genes, and my first memories as a baby were in a velodrome.

— Bradley Wiggins

It’s important to us to see the development and growth. At the end of the day, it’s our baby. Genetically it’s ours. It’s our embryo. We feel very connected.

— Bill Rancic

I was the fattest baby in Clark County, Arkansas. They put me in the newspaper. It was like a prize turnip.

— Billy Bob Thornton

The thing that every parent hopes for is that the baby’s healthy, I’m healthy. No matter how you feel, that’s the most important thing.

— Bryce Dallas Howard

We had to go all through the night thinking that our baby was dead. When God showed him to us, he wasn’t dead, he was sucking his thumb. God had him safe and sound. He is a miracle. He is so healthy, so perfect, and God has really, really blessed us.

— Barbara Mandrell

How come life is so important in the nine months before birth, but then we sort of forget about the importance, we’re not worried about whether that baby lives in poverty once he or she is born.

— Birch Bayh

I was making $150 a week in workshop. It was a rough year. I had trouble paying the rent. But I had evenings free to spend with my wife, Olive, and our baby daughter. In terms of family-building, it was one of the most blessed years of my life.

— Ben Harney

Nobody’s perfect, and everybody plays the heel and the baby face at times in real life.

— Box Brown

It’s a classic album. If it ain’t better than ‘The Truth,’ it’s right there with it. I wouldn’t say it if I ain’t think so, ’cause ‘The Truth’ was my baby. That’s the pure album.

— Beanie Sigel

Everyone says, ‘You give birth, you go home, and you have this amazing baby and it’s just beautiful’. And I walked in and I just started sobbing.

— Bridget Moynahan

All the way back in 1999, when I first stumbled upon the idea of a project tracking John Dillinger and Baby Face Nelson and all the major Depression-era bank robbers, I thought the subject was too big to be a single book. Instead, with a friend’s help, I pitched the idea as a miniseries to HBO. To my amazement, they bought it.

— Bryan Burrough

My mom sees her sons as baby boys. Well, I stopped being her baby boy a long time ago.

— Bryant Gumbel

When people visit me at autograph conventions and signings, they always say, ‘You just don’t know how you scared me!’ These people are grown up. They say, ‘When I was a kid, I just couldn’t sleep at night.’ Sometimes they will have babies with them. And they give me their babies, and they take pictures of me holding their baby.

— Betsy Palmer

Parents do bear some of the responsibility if they don’t talk to their kids, are never around, even deny their kids the love that young girls often crave when they decide to have a baby.

— Barbara Delinsky

Of course, I loved the Spice Girls. I loved Geri and Baby, but who liked Posh Spice? They said I looked like her, and I said: ‘That’s not cool, that’s really mean.’

— Cara Delevingne

I miss my parents. But still, my granddaughter, my daughter, my grandma, you know, so it’s very important for me. You lost your parents, but a new baby comes. It’s like the cycle of fashion.

— Carine Roitfeld

When you have the baby, there is no BlackBerry, no computer you just have the baby on your stomach, and your heart is beating the same time as the baby’s. It’s very nice.

— Carine Roitfeld

When a baby comes you can smell two things: the smell of flesh, which smells like chicken soup, and the smell of lilies, the flower of another garden, the spiritual garden.

— Carlos Santana

Being in Australia, I was really sun conscious. For a couple of summers there, I did the baby oil thing, and my my mom said, ‘Just don’t. You’ll regret it.’

— Cate Blanchett

I knew it was going to be the most extraordinary thing in my life, but how powerful it is, you can never know until you have a baby.

— Celine Dion

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.

— Charles Baudelaire

Tis love that makes the world go round, my baby.

— Charles Dickens

Personally, I’d have a baby just for the epidural.

— Chelsea Handler

I don’t think of myself as offbeat and weird. As a kid, I saw myself as the type of guy who would run into a burning building to save the baby.

— Christian Slater

An actor equals, sometimes, an entitled baby. People take care of things for me, and they pay greater attention to things than I was ever capable of doing. But in the last few years, I have learned a great deal more about taking care of things. I pay my own bills now.

— Christian Slater

I photographed all kinds of sports – Formula 1, Formula Atlantic. And anybody who knows me knows that, from the day they invented video cameras, I used to lug them around when you had to carry the pack here and the big camera here, plus the diaper bag and a baby and the purse or whatever.

— Christie Brinkley

There’s a big difference, as I’m sure you know, it’s a slightly manneristic one, between people of the ’60s and people of ’68. Being a soixante-huitard – it’s so nice to have a French word for it – is very different from just having happened to been a baby boomer in the ’60s.

— Christopher Hitchens

Of the big horror movies of the ’70s, you have ‘The Omen,’ ‘The Sentinel,’ ‘Rosemary’s Baby,’ ‘The Stepford Wives,’ ‘Burnt Offerings’ – these are all romantic fatalist movies where there’s a sort of glimmer of hope… but darkness wins.

— Chuck Palahniuk

Horror stories give us a way of exhausting our emotions around social issues, like a woman’s right to an abortion, which I always thought was the core of ‘Rosemary’s Baby,’ or the backlash against feminism which I always thought was the core to ‘Stepford Wives.’

— Chuck Palahniuk

After I had my son, I was like, ‘I can conquer the world.’ I just delivered a 9 pound, 10 ounce baby. I was walking in my living room like, ‘Yeah, the champ is here!’ That’s how I felt.

— Ciara

I’m a military baby, so I kind of always see the world as one we just have different colours, and we’re from different places in the world.

— Ciara

Moms, take it from me: do not buy your baby too many shoes when they’re so tiny, because their feet grow every week.

— Ciara

It’s a huge change for your body. You don’t even want to look in the mirror after you’ve had a baby, because your stomach is just hanging there like a Shar-Pei.

— Cindy Crawford

You don’t even want to look in the mirror after you’ve had a baby, because your stomach is just hanging there like a Shar-Pei.

— Cindy Crawford

Most of my family doesn’t speak English. It’s so important for the baby. He’s going to know all his American roots, but he also needs to know about his Brazilian side.

— Camila Alves

We know that no algorithm can solve global poverty no pill can cure a chronic illness no box of chocolates can mend a broken relationship no educational DVD can transform a child into a baby Einstein no drone strike can end a terrorist conflict. Sadly, there is no such thing as ‘One Tip to a Flat Stomach.’

— Carl Honore

Everything is so aggressively marketed at every age: if you’re not in Baby Gap, you’re not cool. That’s how everybody’s grown up, so they don’t even know it could be another way.

— Catherine Hardwicke

We tried – we tried for a year, and we tried different methods and different – and I had in vitro and it didn’t work. It didn’t stick. It didn’t – didn’t produce a baby at all.

— Cheryl Tiegs

When we do ‘Sports Illustrated,’ it starts the night before. You do a St. Tropez tan that night, then baby oil gel, then body color.

— Chrissy Teigen

No one sits Baby in a corner,’ one of the best lines in movie history.

— Christine Quinn

On October 28th, 1887, I became the mother of a girl baby, the very image of its father, at least that is what he said, but who has the temper of its mother.

— Calamity Jane

Robotic toys can be very interesting, but it is important that the toy not ‘dictate’ how the child should play with it. Rather, it should take its cues from the child and enhance, teach, and enrich the play experience. We incorporated some of these features into a robotic baby doll we built for Hasbro in 1999.

— Colin Angle

When a book comes from the publisher and you see it for the first time… Of course it’s not remotely like seeing a baby for the first time, but I can remember with each book what room I was in when I opened it. That would be excitement, though, I think. Not pride.

— Colm Toibin

If you want a midget to look like a baby, don’t put a cigar in his mouth.

— Chuck Jones

After having my baby I felt like I’d been introduced to my life, I slowed down, I paid more attention to simple things, I addressed a few issues in my own life, I even got married, I looked at what was important and what wasn’t, and so I used that experience for inspiration.

— Cecelia Ahern

My husband and I were excited about having a kid – it was having a baby that had us worried. We had a lot to learn, so like good liberal arts graduates, we signed up for a class.

— Chelsea Cain

Infertility is this huge emotional roller coaster. If you want in your heart more than anything to have a baby, it’s the hardest thing you will ever go through physically, emotionally, and financially.

— Cindy Margolis

I was blessed with blonde hair and a baby face – well, I don’t know if you’d call that blessed – I don’t even remember when I started shaving.

— Clay Matthews III

A baby’s existence for the first three months is a one-way street. One person is doing all the work and the other is crying, sleeping and pooping. So the first moment when you’re actually able to do something and they acknowledge your presence, that’s a big deal. A very big deal.

— Colin Hanks

I was 38 years old when we started trying to have a baby. I thought it would be no problem, but the 3 years it took us was the most difficult period of my life.

— Constance Marie

I never felt ready to have a baby until I was about 37 years old. I knew I always wanted kids someday, but I needed to be ‘ready,’ ya know?

— Constance Marie

Most people go to the office and sit at a desk. When firefighters go to the office, we might birth a baby in the morning, save a drowning surfer in the afternoon, and run into a fire at night. What could be more interesting than that?

— Caroline Paul

I started in movies in 1963, and the first big one was ‘Rosemary’s Baby’ in 1967. While you don’t notice it right away, it finally dawns on you that 80% of the time, you’re doing nothing.

— Charles Grodin

It really comes down to Mick. He’s the one who was constantly trying to get these five people in one room together. This is his love, his baby. It’s his band, and there’s nothing more he loves to do than get up on stage and play with us.

— Christine McVie

I think I learned most from editing, both editing myself and having someone else edit me. It’s not always easy to have someone criticize your work, your baby. But if you can swallow your ego, you can really learn from the editing.

— Christopher Paolini

I’m a Broadway baby, through and through. It’s my first love, and it’s what brought me to New York in the first place.

— Cheyenne Jackson

After ‘Baby Doll,’ I did some Westerns. I would try to do something so far away from ‘Baby Doll.’

— Carroll Baker

When you love somebody, it’s like in a couple – you want to create something. Sometimes, it’s a baby.

— Catherine Malandrino

My first song, ‘Just Becuz,’ was co-written by the awesome Baby Bash.

— Chrissie Fit

One of my earliest memories is of bashing the keyboard with my hands, my chubby little baby hands, and I remember the sound hitting my face. It became my toy.

— Christian McKay

We take so many of our freedoms for granted nowadays – I can travel where I like, I can have a baby when I like, I can do any job I want – but I do think chivalry has been lost a little bit.

— Dan Stevens

I was born in London 1947, after the war. A real wartime baby. I went to school in Brixton, and then I moved up to Yorkshire, which is in the north of England. I lived on the farms up there.

— David Bowie

I’m one of the baddest, hardest-hitting heavyweights in the business. Right here from Alabama, baby.

— Deontay Wilder

Just because you can have a baby, it doesn’t mean you should. Especially without planning for one or getting married first.

— Don Lemon

The whole point of Gen X was, and continues to be, a negation of being forced into Baby Boomerdom against one’s will.

— Douglas Coupland

I feel like some of my baby fat is going away, and that’s not just physically, it’s psychologically. I think that your body is in tune with your mind and your spirituality and your heart. If things are going better, I just think you look better.

— Drew Barrymore

When I go home, I play with my baby dolls and strollers and diaper bags, and play with my sisters.

— Dakota Fanning

You see people on TV flying in to places just to pick up a baby, or brush some flies away. That’s great if they can bring that issue to public attention. But that’s not what I wanted to do. I was interested in committing to something that I could function in whether I was Debra Winger or not. Because nobody might care about that next week.

— Debra Winger

I’ve been eating tons of organic foods, staying away from processed sugars, white flours, and anything artificial. It’s the same as my normal regime, but I’m being even stricter, because everything I put into my body is literally building this precious baby inside me.

— Danica McKellar

When you do take the home pregnancy test, it doesn’t quite seem real. But when you see the baby and the heartbeat on the ultrasound, it’s so incredible.

— Danica McKellar

As the baby boomers like me are retiring and getting ready to retire, they will spend whatever it takes – and they’re the wealthiest generation in our country – to make themselves live an enjoyable life in their retirement years.

— David Rubenstein

I’m saddened to see that everyone’s pitched out the baby with the bath, in that we say that it can’t be one or the other, it could be both. I mean, just because we listen to classical music doesn’t mean that we can’t listen to jazz.

— Don Bluth

When I met Letterman, he told me he thought ‘Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)’ was the greatest Christmas song he ever heard, and he wanted me to be on his show to sing it.

— Darlene Love

I said I would get better with each baby, and I have.

— Demi Moore

Rosemary’s Baby’ is still one of my favorite movies of all time. The idea of her being impregnated with the devil is just so frightening. I’m actually going to work on a movie in February, called ‘Mercy,’ from Jason Blum, who produced the ‘Paranormal Activity’ movies, and there is a similar theme to ‘Rosemary’s Baby’ in the movie.

— Dylan McDermott

For the first time in your conscious memory for the first time in fact, since your were a baby a single tear, full and warm, rolled down your right cheek and you fell into a very deep and entirely dreamless slumber.

— Dave Sim

I hate to admit this, but before we had a baby I was kind of weirded out by breastfeeding. It looked strange, and I was always like, ‘Look away! Ignore it, ignore the boobs in the room, move along, nothing to see here!’

— David Alan Basche

Take charge of hidden, sneaky sources of chronic inflammation that can trigger illness and disease by wearing comfortable shoes daily, getting an annual flu vaccine, and asking your doctor why you’re not on a statin and baby aspirin if you’re over the age of forty.

— David Agus

The Nature of Jade’ is about a girl who works with the elephants at the zoo near her home, and who, through her involvement with them, becomes involved with a boy and his baby.

— Deb Caletti

I was brought up Methodist, christened as a little baby and went to church every Sunday.

— Deborah Norville

Brian was the oldest, I was in the middle and Carl was the baby. I was the troublemaker. Brian got great grades and Carl got the kind of grades I did. I failed everything. I was too busy fighting and running wild.

— Dennis Wilson

Any politician that says no tax revenue or zero spending cuts does not deserve reelection. Our hole is so deep in this country with the debt and the debt service, the interest on that debt, before the big expenses come for Social Security and Medicare – for we baby boomers in a few years – that everything has to be on the table.

— Douglas R. Oberhelman

The kind of improv that I’m particularly addicted to is the kind that… aims at creating a momentary, fragmentary experience that has a totality to it. It’s kind of like fireworks. It’s the more ephemeral of art forms – once it’s gone, it’s gone, baby.

— Del Close

Motion picture making is a very, very involved affair. It is completely my baby. I’m a thorough professional. I plan films right from the conception of an idea to its final execution.

— Dev Anand

I have two older brothers. I am the baby. We’re all very, very close. We’re great communicators, so we get along really well.

— Ed Westwick

I’m a hotel baby, absolutely: it’s hard to think of a hotel I haven’t stayed in.

— Elaine Stritch

I think you have to be careful with spices. Kids’ palates can be very delicate, and they might not like things overspiced. In my cookbooks for kids, I do a milder version of my signature spice blend, Emeril’s Essence, called Baby Bam, which has no cayenne pepper.

— Emeril Lagasse

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.

— Eminem

When a 12-year-old, a 13-year-old, so desperately wants a baby what she’s looking for is the kind of unconditional love a child gives a mother and a mother gives a child.

— Ellen Barkin

I signed a baby’s head one time, which I thought was an odd situation. I had a guy show me a tattoo one time, and he wanted me to sign the tattoo. So I signed the tattoo, and he went across the street and had the signature tattooed.

— Eric Church

I remember being, like, the age of 7 and just always being in control of something or someone, a baby somewhere. I had lots of cousins and brothers, and we were all taught that’s how you are, you know. Things don’t just run themselves you have to make them run.

— Estelle

For months, my parents had been trying to prepare me for the arrival of a real sibling. They had given me a doll to play with and encouraged me to take care of her. And when the baby, a little boy they named Rahm, finally arrived, they encouraged me to help take care of him, too.

— Ezekiel Emanuel

I never developed hard cartilage in my ears because I played with them since I was a baby. I can fold my ear entirely inside out, and I can put the whole thing inside itself.

— Evangeline Lilly

I met my wife and, for the next ten years, we did no films at all. She did the first movie and then I did several after. My first movie was written by Tennessee Williams and directed by Kazan and was called Baby Doll.

— Eli Wallach

I don’t want, under any circumstances, to see in ‘Haaretz’ a picture of a woman with a baby in her arms crying while policemen deport her.

— Eli Yishai

When you start feeling the baby kick, you realize there’s a person inside, and that pregnancy is very different from having a person you’re responsible for for the rest of your life. I don’t know what I’m doing, but then I have to remind myself no parent does, right?

— Ellie Kemper

I was a baby when I began, but I knew exactly what I wanted to wear myself. I became a jewelry designer because I knew how to do something with a pencil and sketch my ideas.

— Elsa Peretti

When you’ve lost a baby, everyone around you expects you to be fine once the new baby is born, as though that somehow takes away the pain of losing the first child. I needed to express how wrong that was.

— Elizabeth McCracken

When I go home, I play with my baby dolls and strollers and stuffed animals, pretend like they’re real dogs.

— Elle Fanning

It’s funny, because I did all of these interviews as soon as I had the baby, and they were asking questions, and I really didn’t have an idea of anything, because I was so blurry.

— Emily Procter

It’s a reality that in this business there’s an expectation of being thin. But having a baby is a reality too, and it’s more important for me to make milk than to fit into those tiny pants. So that’s just going to have to wait.

— Emily Procter

I am a Cajun Baby in a Texas girl, an all-American woman and a global goddess.

— Erin Cummings

Personally, I think wearing a baby chinchilla says, ‘I’m ignorant.’

— Eva Mendes

I would like to have you quote me, Erich von Stroheim, as having said on this day of this month of this year this one thing: you Americans are living on baby food.

— Erich von Stroheim

Hot water is my native element. I was in it as a baby, and I have never seemed to get out of it ever since.

— Edith Sitwell

Venus in Fur’ is very Polanski: you have the knife of ‘Rosemary’s Baby’ you have Thomas disguised as a woman as in ‘The Tenant,’ when Vanda puts makeup on him, it’s like ‘Cul de Sac’ the dress of Tess and other details that are very Polanski. He fell in love with the play because it was so much him.

— Emmanuelle Seigner

Every new invention is like a baby. You think it may cure cancer or become the president, but in the end, you’re happy it just stays out of jail.

— Eric Betzig

Brian really kicked back on his own when Amanda was a baby. We had a long talk about it, and he was spending a lot of time in California working there and he didn’t really want to spend all his time out there and have his children and his wife on the East Coast.

— Erika Slezak

I felt we really couldn’t be separated that much. I’d had a baby, and I was traveling and working alone while he was in the Army. It was very difficult-the phone calls and all of that. I really was very depressed.

— Eydie Gorme

Six months ago, I traveled to India to see firsthand what the prime minister of that country calls a national shame. It is the systematic, widespread, shocking elimination of India’s baby girls. Some 50,000 female fetuses are aborted every month in India.

— Elizabeth Vargas

It’s such a weird thing to try to plan a baby around a TV season. There’s a three-month or four-month window in the summertime to have a baby and hang out with it a little bit before hopefully going back to work, so we were just very lucky.

— Erinn Hayes

Microsoft, Disney, Ford, Facebook, and a hundreds and thousands of other companies that affect us daily all began life as baby companies, aka start-ups.

— Fabrizio Moreira

My baby will be growing up in Liverpool, so we have another Scouser.

— Fernando Torres

I’ve been able to dig deeper into awareness of my own sinfulness, and take baby steps toward spiritual healing. I’m able to worship in an ancient communion full of awesome beauty, one that is now being blessed with quiet revival.

— Frederica Mathewes-Green

If I wanted to lay down a baby con, I could say I was the product of a broken home. But I’d only be bum-rapping my parents.

— Frank Abagnale

You gotta love livin’, baby, ’cause dyin’ is a pain in the ass.

— Frank Sinatra

My sister has kids, including two in baby seats, and she drives a minivan. I had to climb over the car seats to get into the back seat, and it seemed ridiculous to have to do gymnastics to get in and out of the car.

— Franz von Holzhausen

I didn’t have any problem bonding with Honey, but I was plagued with insecurities about my ability to bring up my baby.

— Gail Porter

No one knows for sure if you can inherit a stammer, and so I worry that my baby might. It’s why I want to work on my speech before he arrives. I don’t want him to hear me stammer.

— Gareth Gates

We are really looking at all of our options. I mean, listen, whether it’s IVF or whatever it is, we want to have a baby and we will have a baby.

— Giuliana Rancic

People often call ‘If I Stay’ my baby novel, and I have to correct them. It’s not my first book. It’s just the first one anybody paid attention to.

— Gayle Forman

When I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania I had a baby in one arm, a diploma in the other and I didn’t know where I was going in life.

— Gloria Allred

When a couple has a strong preference for a baby boy or girl, who is injured by allowing them to choose? Certainly not the child.

— Gregory Stock

I think it’s natural for a creative to be sensitive. If I’m in the studio and I write something, I think it’s the greatest thing in the world it’s like my baby. I just made something out of thin air that exists now in a tangible form. It’s the biggest thrill in my life.

— G-Eazy

Right now, I don’t have the same urges as other women when they see a baby. When I see children, I see responsibilities, which I don’t think I’m quite ready for. I feel the same about puppies. They’re cute for a second, but there’s a lot of responsibility involved.

— Gabrielle Union

My eldest son George had acute myeloid leukaemia when he was a tiny baby, he is now 20 and doing very well. He is a mini-miracle in many ways.

— Gary Lineker

The birth of the baby Jesus stands as the most significant event in all history, because it has meant the pouring into a sick world the healing medicine of love which has transformed all manner of hearts for almost two thousand years.

— George Matthew Adams

When I was a baby, my mom was always bringing me onto set.

— Gia Coppola

I was eating lots of vegetables and fruit every day during my pregnancy – my baby needed the best of the best, so it was the opposite of overeating. I had this being inside of me, and I was responsible for everything he got.

— Gisele Bundchen

You want your fans to like what you do, because it’s coming from your heart and soul. You write it, you produce this thing. It’s like your baby.

— Gloria Estefan

You know there is a person inside every baby, right? And anybody who has ever met a baby knows there is already a person in there.

— Gloria Steinem

I was discovered by Paul Marciano of Guess when I was actually, like, two years old. And so I started with Baby Guess I did Guess Kids, and then I stopped because I was a really competitive horseback rider and a club volleyball player. I went to Junior Olympic qualifiers for volleyball. So, I kind of stopped modeling.

— Gigi Hadid

When I was young, I did Baby Guess and Guess Kids – Paul Marciano saw me when I was a baby and decided I was going to be his next whatever. After Guess Kids, my mom made me stop. She would not let me sign with an agency until I was 17 because she wanted me to be a normal kid and accept myself for who I was.

— Gigi Hadid

I dream big, baby. I want to do thrillers, I want to do smart David Lynch-type mysteries.

— Gina Rodriguez

At the age of ten, I thought if a boy kissed you on the lips, you would have a baby, and I surely wasn’t the only youngster who believed that!

— Ginger Rogers

I think the first time baby recognises me and smiles is going to be one of the most amazing times of my life, to be honest.

— Greg Rutherford

It’s quite funny because I always talk to baby through Susie’s belly, and every time I start speaking, I just get kicked in the face.

— Greg Rutherford

Parents don’t take a baby’s temperature to decide whether the room is too warm likewise, for global warming, we need a story that spurs us to do what is necessary.

— George Akerlof

If ‘Star Wars’ wasn’t enough to prepare me for a dark future, there was the ‘Planet of the Apes’ franchise, conveniently repeated for me in Los Angeles on KABC’s Channel Seven 3:30 movie. Apes enslaving humans! Mutants with boils and an atom bomb! Ape riots in Century City! They killed baby Caesar’s parents!

— Greg van Eekhout

Look at the newborn baby. It struggles to breathe after living in the womb. And yet, growth comes as a result of struggle. Even when we talk about jihad. We need to attach consciousness to struggle. This struggle has to be both individual and collective.

— H. Rap Brown

Having a baby takes so much from you. It’s the most glorious thing you’ll ever do, but the aftermath is not so glorious!

— Halle Berry

It’s harder to be angry at home when we lose. When it was just me and the missus, she didn’t mind. She’d take the wrath of the loss! But it’s harder when there’s a little baby now.

— Harry Kane

I like doing small parts, because I don’t feel I’m that practised in acting. It’s like making baby steps towards a bigger goal.

— Heidi Klum

In 1989, when I was just a baby, we moved to France because of some conflicts that were brewing in Armenia.

— Henrikh Mkhitaryan

I think my greatest moment in business was when the first Southwest airplane arrived after four years of litigation, and I walked up to it and I kissed that baby on the lips and I cried.

— Herb Kelleher

A part of me isn’t like those women who love being pregnant. I love my baby, and I miss that feeling of being attached to him when he’s kicking, but I was so ready to not be pregnant.

— Hilary Duff

I really loved animals when I was little – my friend and I had an imaginary vet’s office we would mime doing surgery on animals. We treated more injuries than illnesses – fixing with a baby bear with a broken leg, removing a tumor. Of course, our surgeries would take about five seconds that’s how good we were.

— Hannah Murray

I stand on the sidewalk watching it because the responsibility is mine and I must, I take a very firm hold on the handles of the baby carriage and I wheel it into the traffic.

— Grace Abbott

Stand-up comedy is a sickness. Who wouldn’t want a room full of people laughing and screaming at you just because of who you are? Nothing is as good, except maybe having a baby.

— Howie Mandel

When I look in the mirror I see the girl I was when I was growing up, with braces, crooked teeth, a baby face and a skinny body.

— Heather Locklear

You either have a baby, want a baby, or don’t want a baby, but you don’t nothing a baby if you’re in your 30s or 40s.

— Helen Hunt

After becoming pregnant, I had to makeover my pantry just a little to make the proper adjustments to support the baby. I’ve found some staples that will stick around after the baby is here, too.

— Holly Madison

I think singing and acting go hand in hand. Take an R&B singer: one song says, ‘I love you,’ the next is, ‘Baby, don’t leave me’, the next is, ‘If you leave me I don’t care.’ You have to drop in and out of different perspectives.

— Ice T

When I tell people that I lost my baby weight through breastfeeding, they think I’m exaggerating. But it was brilliant for that. It is great for bonding with your baby. It is hard when no one else can feed her, but it was worth it for me. I loved it.

— Imelda May

I tried to be a goth for a while. I’d pour baby powder on my face and paint my lips black, but that didn’t last long. I thought I looked cool at the time. But then you look back and wonder, ‘Why did anyone let me out of the house looking like that?’

— Imelda May

The TiVo is really an amazing machine. Like everyone who has one, I totally recommend it. Just as everyone who’s married will tell you to get married, and everyone who has a baby tells you to have a baby, everyone who owns a TiVo will tell you to get a TiVo, and they’ll say things like ‘Your life will be completely different.’ It’s true.

— Ira Glass

A startup for entrepreneurs is like a baby, and I have five babies so far – experienced father.

— Jack Ma

I’m a New Wave baby, so I got very stimulated by foreign film.

— Jack Nicholson

I gained 65 pounds with my first baby and 70 with my second. I had severe morning sickness both times, so I mostly ate supersize bowls of white pasta with loads of butter and cheese because that was the only thing that took away the nausea.

— Isla Fisher

Labor force participation peaked in early 2000, so its decline began well before the Great Recession. A portion of that decline clearly relates to the aging of the baby boom generation. But the pace of decline accelerated with the recession.

— Janet Yellen

I know being pregnant and giving birth is the most wonderful thing on Earth. I know that after you have a baby, there is a sense of addiction, a need to have another. It’s biological.

— Janine di Giovanni

People wanted to make products based on our child’s name, and you don’t want anybody trying to benefit off your baby’s name.

— Jay-Z

I’m going to keep it real gully with you the first two months, I wanted to give him back. I expected someone to come and save me because after you have the baby, nobody cares about you anymore. Nobody cares if you sleep, nobody cares if you eat. It’s just you and this all-consuming thingy!

— Jill Scott

I panicked when my son, Jett, stopped eating baby food. He’s only two, but his food vocabulary is fantastic. He likes my baked tilapia and string beans with chopped garlic. But he really likes pizza. Sometimes every inanimate object to him is pizza.

— Jill Scott

My heart and prayers go out to all single moms because it’s tough, and I can’t imagine any teenager dealing with a baby and all those hormones raging.

— Jill Scott

Only because The Runaways were my baby and there’s no reason to get it back together except to totally have fun. If that’s not the goal, then I don’t want to do it.

— Joan Jett

I crave and seek a natural explanation of all phenomena upon this earth, but the word ‘natural’ to me implies more than mere chemistry and physics. The birth of a baby and the blooming of a flower are natural events, but the laboratory methods forever fail to give us the key to the secret of either.

— John Burroughs

Sure, they were simple desk lamps with only a minimal amount of movement, but you could immediately tell that Luxo Jr. was a baby, and that the big one was his mother. In that short little film, computer animation went from a novelty to a serious tool for filmmaking.

— John Lasseter

Completing a book, it’s a little like having a baby.

— John le Carre

Art is like baby shoes. When you coat them with gold, they can no longer be worn.

— John Updike

I have written 20 books, and each one is like having a baby. Writing is not easy some people want to write books but just can’t put a story together. I can put together a story that interests both me and my readers.

— Jackie Collins

The husbands, who sometimes have another family who’s grown, are going, Now I can spend time with my baby. Oh yeah, I bet your other family is really thrilled.

— Jackie Collins

I have been affected by gossip and I know people who have been, too. I’ve seen marriages destroyed by gossip. It is cruel. At the end of the day, all that matters is: Do you love what you see when you look in the mirror? That is it, baby.

— Jada Pinkett Smith

People talk about this Julia Roberts almost like it’s a cup of Pepsi. People think Julia Roberts is something they created. The fact is, 26 years ago, there was this scrunched-up little pink baby named Julia Roberts. I am a girl, like anybody else.

— Julia Roberts

No baby boomer has a completely original idea, but after 13 years on ‘Today’ and another 11 on ‘Dateline,’ almost 30 years total at NBC, I felt the urge to find out what was ‘behind the camera.’ I had the feeling there was ‘something more,’ though ‘more’ might be less.

— Jane Pauley

I am the baby in the family, and I always will be. I am actually very happy to have that position. But I still get teased. I don’t mind that.

— Janet Jackson

It’s like Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy had a baby, and I was it. I’ve got Rory’s length, and I’m hoping that I’ve got Jordan’s touch.

— Jason Day

Paul McCartney had a baby when he was 61 Rod Stewart was 66 Rupert Murdoch was a stunning 72. Not only does that mean they’ll have less stamina than the average dad, that means they’ll, well, check out a lot sooner too.

— Jeffrey Kluger

You’re supposed to look a certain way when you’re a celebrity, but I want to take care of my baby, and those two things don’t mesh very well.

— Jennifer Garner

I am not pregnant, but I’ve had three kids, and there is a ‘bump.’ From now on, ladies, I will have a ‘bump,’ and it will be my ‘baby bump,’ and let’s just all settle in and get used to it it’s not going anywhere.

— Jennifer Garner

My generation had to be taken seriously because we were stopping things and burning things. We were able to initiate change, because we had such vast numbers. We were part of the baby boom, and when we moved, everything moved with us.

— John Hughes

Look, at the same time that I don’t want to be a celebrity, I understand that when you make movies you put yourself out in the public eye. I’d be a baby and a fool to be like, ‘Why are there cameras taking pictures of me?’ when I’m on a billboard for a movie. I think that’s a very absurd concept.

— Jonah Hill

As failures go, attempting to recall the past is like claiming to grasp the meaning of existence. Both make one feel like a baby clutching at a basketball: one’s palms keep sliding off.

— Joseph Brodsky

There’s something honorable about holding out for love and not breaking up for the sake of the baby. I see people get divorced, and there is a part of me that thinks, I wonder how hard they tried?

— Judd Apatow

It’s not difficult to take care of a child it’s difficult to do anything else while taking care of a child. Trying to clean up the kitchen after you’ve had a baby is a nightmare because you have to wait for the baby to be asleep, you’re exhausted, and you really don’t want to clean up the kitchen now.

— Julianne Moore

Republicans: steely, rational, paternalistic, respectful of authority, easy to herd, the party of No. Democrats: sugary, emotional, idealistic, yearning for novelty, hard to marshal, the party of Oh Yeah, Baby, Make Mama Feel Good.

— James Wolcott

If you want to give a tangible present, but you know the recipient wants cash, give a little bit of both. This strategy is helpful for occasions that involve a public opening of presents, like a bridal or baby shower. You can give something that can be wrapped and opened, along with a card containing a check.

— Jean Chatzky

There’s a reason women are pregnant for nine months by the end, you’re ready to have this baby.

— Jenna Dewan

When you’re in your mid-thirties, the cult of people who have children around you all want you in their cult, and they constantly ask you, ‘So when are you going to have a baby?’

— Jenny Lewis

I like babies, but not in the front row. I don’t want to sing directly to a baby.

— Jenny Lewis

Getting into Sundance is a certain sort of passport to a level of anxiety I’ve never experienced, even having had a baby in the NICU for a week. For about ten minutes, you’re a world-class director. Then you become an entry-level, harried, low level concierge with absolutely no juice.

— Jill Soloway

I was more like a middle child. My youngest brother was the baby, so he got all the attention that the baby gets. And my older brothers were getting into so much trouble that I was left in the middle, doing plays. I was up to no good, but my mother didn’t know it!

— John C. Reilly

I ended up having my first girlfriend when I was 13, and she was obsessed with Justin Bieber. I remember watching the ‘Baby’ music video and being so jealous of him. So I posted a cover of ‘One Time’ on YouTube, and she loved it.

— Jacob Whitesides

The truth is that I love my baby to bits, but the rest of it sucked. Pregnancy was the biggest killer for me. I hated it – I hated being fat.

— Jaime Pressly

Look at every show on television it’s derivative of another show that came before it. It was only a matter of time. So all you ‘Mentalist’ fans, it’s okay to like the show, but don’t be in denial of where it came from. Friday nights, U.S.A., basic cable-style baby.

— James Roday

I want to be here, for my family. I want to be here for my baby. I want to see the birth of my baby.

— Jayson Williams

I wasn’t a dancer learning to play Baby Houseman. I was Baby Houseman learning to play a dancer. I was someone who’d never done any Latin dance. I’d taken jazz classes and ballet growing up in New York, so I had dance in me, and I knew I loved it, but I’d never done a dance audition.

— Jennifer Grey

I visited those friends who’d just had a baby, and she was washing dishes and he was cleaning the house, and I burst with happiness. And in their minds, they were in this terrible domestic rut.

— Josh Lucas

I had friends of mine tell me they had a baby, and I didn’t even know they were pregnant.

— Josh Lucas

I enjoy the old-fashioned idea of, like, ‘His Girl Friday’ and ‘Bringing Up Baby’, those old movies.

— Judy Greer

Baby fashion has become such a big thing. It used to be that everything had to be pink or blue or cute – you know, very precious – but not cool. But now, my friends who are mothers really want to dress their kids just like themselves.

— Julia Restoin Roitfeld

My new favourite smell is new baby smell. It makes me so happy. If someone could bottle that, I’d love to have it.

— Jane Krakowski

We’re gonna try to have the baby a little while before we name it. We don’t want to put it out there, like try and turn him into something before we meet the kid. We want to get a feel for who this kid is before we name him.

— Jared Padalecki

The Client List’ is my baby. I always tell people, ‘It took nine months to put this project together because it is my baby.’ And, it really did take that long!

— Jennifer Love Hewitt

If you want a baby, have a new one. Don’t baby the old one.

— Jessamyn West

You can make a really good film for under a million dollars, like ‘October Baby,’ or under a half million, like ‘Hardflip.’

— John Schneider

My partner and I had our first son in 1996, and the office became the baby’s room. Our second son was born in 2001, and the office became the kids’ room.

— Judy Gold

I wanted a baby of color, to be honest, because I wasn’t attached to the idea that I look like the biological mother. I liked the idea of the adoption being clear it was and is not something I am interested in hiding.

— Jennifer Gilmore

The birth mother is placing the baby out of love. I still believe that. Well, the ones we’ve dealt with who were actually pregnant, anyway.

— Jennifer Gilmore

I have a lot of favorite films. I tend to love the silliness of ‘Bringing Up Baby.’ ‘Charade’ is fantastic. ‘His Girl Friday,’ the banter in that, that alone made me want to be a writer.

— Jennifer Grant

Psychological horror I’ve always appreciated, like ‘Rosemary’s Baby.’ The slasher movies and the grotesque movies are the ones that I’ve really been off for a while.

— John Carroll Lynch

For me, there’s a big difference between having a baby in your 20s and having a baby in your 40s.

— Jane Kaczmarek

My greatest inspiration… is my mum, who had a baby at the age of 42 and is still so fit, independent and beautiful.

— Jaime Winstone

Well, now that I have a baby, I’m that person who’s looking for all the parks. I’m also the person who lost their coat because I was juggling so many items. So I’m that person: I lost my coat, I lost my scarf, and it’s cold now.

— Jenna Fischer

I wanted to have a go at a pop career. My first single, ‘Baby I Don’t Care’, was a hit, and the second, ‘Bye Bye Boy’, reached the Top 20.

— Jennifer Ellison

The first time I had to hold a baby, I was really nervous, but I soon grew in confidence.

— Jessica Raine

The President has no real plan to address the fiscal challenges arising from the retirement of the baby boom generation, let alone a plan to fix Social Security.

— Jack Reed

People spend so much time in their cars, and it’s a legal way to have fun by speeding a little bit or testing yourself a little bit, and you get to invest in your car. For some people, it becomes their baby.

— Jordana Brewster

I was this guy who’d been racing around down there, on that field in 1999, running straight over people, scoring tries, winning games, having fun. And I ended up so sick I couldn’t even run past a little baby.

— Jonah Lomu

I just want a healthy, happy baby, so the whether it’s a boy or a girl really doesn’t matter.

— Jamie Lynn Spears

I remember when my mother pointed to a stone, and she said this was the kind of stone people used to place on the feet of the baby girls to stop them trying to climb away and unbind their feet.

— Jung Chang

I keep saying that, if Samuel L. Jackson and Bette Davis could have a baby, it would be Taraji P. Henson. To me, she’s one of the greatest character actors of our generation, let alone leading ladies. She’s just phenomenal in everything she does.

— Jussie Smollett

Is advertising a profession, like law or medicine? How many new parents clutch their baby to their breast and declare, ‘I want this child to grow up to be a media planner’?

— Jef I. Richards

Brooklyn, when I was growing up, was awesome. It was stoopball and stickball – a lot of kids… the baby boom generation were all in the area. It was just a really great place.

— Jerry Doyle

And there’s always one special element. In ‘There Goes My Baby,’ it’s the out-of-tune timpani. ‘Stand by Me,’ it’s the bass pattern. Of course, all the elements come together to make a great record. But there’s always one standout.

— Jerry Leiber

Today, Medicare provides health insurance to about 40 million seniors and disabled individuals each year. The number is only expected to grow as the baby boomers begin retiring.

— Jim Bunning

I wanted to play the part that Mary Kay played, the lawyer who wanted to have baby and felt her clock ticking, because it was something I could relate to.

— JoBeth Williams

I graduated from Jones College, man, in Jacksonville, Florida, baby! I couldn’t get in anywhere else, man. I was the worst student ever. I couldn’t get in anywhere else. My father insisted I go to college, so I graduated, made the dean’s list and everything.

— Joe Piscopo

When people see me on TV, they become very happy because they don’t have to interact with me. When they start interacting with me, they ask me questions like I’m a baby or treat me like I’m a baby and hold me like I’m a baby, and that’s what they do wrong, really.

— Jyoti Amge

I don’t like it if I am being held like a baby. If someone holds me normally, and I’m not being coddled, I feel much more comfortable.

— Jyoti Amge

I get this a lot: ‘Oh, can you take a picture with my baby? Can you hold the baby?’ I don’t want to hold your baby! I’ll hold my baby. I don’t like holding someone else’s baby. I’m serious! You never know what could happen. It’s such an awkward position you’re put in, and it’s like, ‘No, sorry.’

— Juan Pablo Montoya

Our firefighters are our last line of defense, baby.

— Jack Scalia

Baby Boy’ is one of my favourite films, and Tyrese keeps telling everybody we’re going to make a sequel. I mean, we have a story right now but we don’t know where we’re going to take it.

— John Singleton

I definitely want to have a family without a doubt. I want to know that kind of love, and I’m definitely thinking about it. I’m not afraid to have a little baby bump on stage someday.

— Jessie Baylin

Our baby is safe, and it’s just a house.

— Jennifer Dunn

It’s funny, I used to do a character that was just a baby – just an adult baby. I would get up onstage and complain about adult stuff, but as a baby. I was in a diaper, and I would require hugs from the audience and reassurance and stuff.

— John Gemberling

We’re drinking my friend, To the end of a brief episode, Make it one for my baby, And one more for the road.

— Johnny Mercer

You must have been a beautiful baby, ‘Cos baby just look at you now.

— Johnny Mercer

I was born in March 1949, a post war baby boomer.

— Jon English

Mary and Carrie and baby Grace and Ma had all had scarlet fever. The Nelsons across the creek had had it too, so there had been no one to help Pa and Laura.

— Laura Ingalls Wilder

A long time ago, when all the grandfathers and grandmothers of today were little boys and little girls or very small babies, or perhaps not even born, Pa and Ma and Mary and Laura and Baby Carrie left their little house in the Big Woods of Wisconsin.

— Laura Ingalls Wilder

The feeling of your baby taking nourishment from your body for the first time is amazing, and it remains the most touching moment of my life.

— Laura Schlessinger

I’m finally watching ‘Mad Men.’ As a child of the ’60s, I can’t believe how old everything looks! I am the age of baby Eugene.

— Laurie Halse Anderson

I always imagined that having a baby is something that I’m going to keep in a private place, but maybe my curse is that all I’m going to want to do is tell everybody about what my birth process was like and what my children’s nightmares are.

— Lena Dunham

Well, the big elephant in the whole system is the baby boomer generation that marches through like a herd of elephants. And we begin to retire in 2008.

— Lindsey Graham

A family is something that I definitely want, but I’m 26, so I have plenty of time, and I try not to kind of confuse the two because, if I’m lucky enough, I want to make having a baby a personal decision rather than a career-defined one.

— Lizzie Armitstead

I was a commercial girl. In drama school, I was a mediocre model occasionally to pick up some extra cash, and because clearly I’m not six feet tall, and I had baby weight, I would mainly just would do promotional stuff.

— Lake Bell

Before you have kids, you’re like, ‘I hope I don’t die on this plane,’ or, ‘I hope I don’t die crossing the street.’ It’s all me, me, me. ‘What do I want to eat? What do I want to do?’ But when you have a baby, and you would just happily stand in front of a bus to save her, it’s a ferocious commitment to protecting your charge.

— Lake Bell

That’s gotta be the one remaining constant – jeans have gotta be tight, baby.

— Luke Bryan

I didn’t know a single female photographer who covered conflict who even had a boyfriend, much less a husband or a baby.

— Lynsey Addario

A lot of women act like it’s the easiest decision, and I’m just going to have a baby and put my life on hold and not be worried about it. Well, I was worried.

— Lynsey Addario

TaskRabbit is really my first baby. So balancing the second child is something I’ve tackled, but I’m really passionate about what I do, and then I’m passionate about coming home and putting my baby to bed.

— Leah Busque

Touch is our most highly developed sense when we are born, and it remains a fundamental mode of communication throughout a baby’s first year and an important influence throughout a person’s life.

— Leonard Mlodinow

I still sing, but completely for my own pleasure. I play a nightclub singer in ‘Sparkle,’ but I’d like to pursue it a bit more. I sang at a friend’s 60th at Claridge’s the other month I did ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’ with the actor Hilton McRae, and ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow.’

— Lesley Manville

I’ve been chased through airports with a screaming baby because the photographers are ruthless, and they want the picture.

— Lisa Marie Presley

Having kids is the deal-breaker on shyness! Once you have a baby, you learn to speak up loud and clear to protect them, defend them, and encourage them. I have three sons, so I’ve experienced that in triplicate.

— Lori Foster

That said, I can’t emphasise enough – and I hope you print this – that I absolutely don’t judge anybody at all who has an abortion, nor do I think they are murderers, nor do I think they are baby killers.

— Louise Mensch

I used to get really sick. I would go to the doctor with all these ailments, and they would tell me I needed to be at home. I didn’t even really understand what that meant because since I was a baby, I’ve always been moving, moving, and then touring.

— Lykke Li

I can’t discriminate? Oh, that’s ripe, coming from a straight white man. What’s the matter, baby doesn’t feel like he belongs? Well why don’t you try a place that was set up just for you? Like the world!

— Lea DeLaria

There are times I wish I was more conventional. I would get a husband and a baby and a big SUV in the ‘burbs and be happy. But forging my own way – my career, my relationships with wonderful but troubled people – that’s who I am.

— Lauren Oliver

In the summer of 2012 – and we do as we do when we get together to brainstorm an idea – we were both probably eating grilled cheese and watching ‘Oprah’s Favorite Things,’ so it will never end, and we both brought a few things to the table of what we wanted our next project to be. And Jessica said, ‘What if we raised a baby together?’

— Lennon Parham

When I began to study baby delivery, when I was about to have a baby, I became very into it and fascinated and what our body does and how a mother’s body temperature will rise the minute that the baby touches her chest because she needs to get warmer.

— Lennon Parham

A lot of television shows, when you see births, the baby is coming out, and the wife is freaking, ‘You did this to me!’ but she is still super beautiful. There’s none of the realism that we just went through.

— Lennon Parham

When I was a baby, I wore my mom’s Chanel pumps – to be able to say that I work with Karl Lagerfeld is a dream come true.

— Lily-Rose Depp

Since I had the baby I can’t tolerate anything violent or sad, I saw the Matrix and I had my eyes closed through a lot of it, though I didn’t need to. I would peek, and then think, oh OK, I can see that.

— Lisa Kudrow

Yes, and when I had Aaron, he left me, and I didn’t know how to raise a child. And I wasn’t close to my parents, and because I was too proud to go to my parents for help, I mistreated that little baby. I didn’t want a baby.

— Lynn Johnston

Christmas in Bethlehem. The ancient dream: a cold, clear night made brilliant by a glorious star, the smell of incense, shepherds and wise men falling to their knees in adoration of the sweet baby, the incarnation of perfect love.

— Lucinda Franks

I wear pink on Saturdays for breast cancer, and I wear blue on Sundays. I’m superstitious. At the Evian tournament in 2010, in which I came in second, I wore baby blue on a Sunday. And ever since then, I’ve worn it every Sunday. Puma sponsors me, so I wear all their outfits in bright colors. I wear matching hair ribbons, too.

— Lexi Thompson

I will sell all other things before JYSK. That’s my baby, and you don’t sell your baby.

— Lars Larsen

I have a quick shout out to all the moms… I know it’s hard, but try to love your body after baby.

— Leigh-Allyn Baker

Having a baby had always seemed the easiest and most natural thing to do, and I had never felt – even in my most furtive days of coming out – that being gay would mean I could not become a mother.

— Kara Swisher

I took my daughter to the father-daughter dance, and I cried like a little baby.

— Kevin Hart

Eventually, I would love to be on my deathbed and looked at as an icon. Right now I’m still at the baby stages of my career. But that is the goal.

— Kesha

One fan sent me one tooth, so I made a necklace out of it. But then I found a bunch of my baby teeth, and started realizing I would love to wear a piece of my fans’ bodies on me.

— Kesha

The greats are ‘The Shining’, ‘Rosemary’s Baby’, ‘Don’t Look Now’, ‘The Exorcist’ – those movies were not really slashers: they were about psychological terror and had very deep emotional backdrops. If we do our best, ‘6 Miranda Drive’ can be that kind of a movie.

— Kevin Bacon

I was married for five years, and I definitely had that baby fever, which I think you should.

— Khloe Kardashian

These poor kids in Baghdad have no running water, no showers. They wipe with baby wipes. My heart goes out to them.

— Kid Rock

I have been to anger management twice. After the first session the lady was like, ‘Baby, you don’t seem that angry at all. You seem like a really nice guy.’

— Kid Rock

I think if I’m 40 and I don’t have any kids and I’m not married, I would have a baby artificially inseminated. I would feel like Mary – like Jesus is my baby.

— Kim Kardashian

America, ever the narcissistic mother, prefers baby bumps to children and expectant mothers to full-fledged bum-and-nose-wiping ones.

— Koren Zailckas

I’m proof that, even after having a baby, you can look better and sexier than ever!

— Kourtney Kardashian

I think I forget every time – you give birth, and you want your stomach to be flat again. It does take a lot of work, but I usually start slowly by going on walks with the baby.

— Kourtney Kardashian

Women always ask me how to get back in shape after having a baby. I always say, ‘Know when’s the right time for your workout and commit to doing it.’

— Kourtney Kardashian

I don’t want to judge, but I’ve also met women who think it’s cool to be out or away from their baby, and I don’t get that.

— Kourtney Kardashian

I own a ’66 Jaguar. That’s the guitar I polish, and baby – I refuse to let anyone touch it when I jump into the crowd.

— Kurt Cobain

You become a parent when you have a baby, no matter how you get there.

— Karen Duffy

It was failing part of my Ph.D. that led me into novel-writing. By then I was 29, had remarried and had a second baby. It struck me that I’d lost my path in life and I felt frustrated. That’s when I started to write.

— Kate Atkinson

Our country also hungers for leadership to ensure the long-term survival of our Social Security system. With 70 million baby boomers in this country on the verge of retirement, we need to take action to shore up the system.

— Kay Bailey Hutchison

Pitch Perfect’ was my first screenplay, so it was like my little baby.

— Kay Cannon

Although each egg cell produced by a woman carries a single X chromosome, the sperm cells produced by a man carry either an X or a Y. This means, in very simple terms, that the sperm cell determines a baby’s sex.

— Kenneth R. Miller

Biology is far from understanding exactly how a single cell develops into a baby, but research suggests that human development can ultimately be explained in terms of biochemistry and molecular biology. Most scientists would make a similar statement about evolution.

— Kenneth R. Miller

I met Cynthia when I was 12, proposed at 16, became engaged at 17, married her at 19 and we had a baby when I was 20. If extra work could pay for a lot of diapers, that was for me.

— Kent McCord

I had my boy in Boston on Easter Sunday. That kills me, from a sports perspective. He’s a Boston baby and I’m a New York guy.

— Kevin James

When I was younger, my whole sense of self-worth was based on whether or not I was working, which was awful. And I had a baby at 20 years old, so it wasn’t just about me. At around the age of 30 there was a stretch where I wasn’t working – certainly not on anything I liked, anyway – and I started to do other things.

— Kiefer Sutherland

Baby-carrying means your hearts are close together. It’s a very intense and beautiful way to bond with your baby, very intimate. It’s also easier than a stroller.

— Kelly Cutrone

I know it’s superficial, and you can’t measure art, which is supposed to be up to the individual, but I’ve watched the Oscars since I was a baby with my mother.

— Kerry Condon

I love reality TV and everything, and it’s something that I truly love to do, and I love the outcome of it it’s like my art. I consider my reality show as my art piece, and it’s like a sculpture that I built it’s my baby.

— Kendra Wilkinson

I don’t like running when I’m holding things in my hand, whether it’s a dog leash or a baby jogger. My mechanics get all messed up.

— Kai Ryssdal

Dirty Dancing’, ‘Grease’, those were the movies that I used to watch over and over and over at my grandma’s house when I was a little girl. I just remember watching them, and I always wanted to be Sandy, and I wanted to be Baby. I wanted to be the girl who’s lifted in the dance, and she’s beautiful and all those things.

— Kathryn McCormick

In a first pregnancy, you don’t have a child yet, so you can nap and see movies and exercise. The notion of ‘baby’ is abstract. You look at the ultrasound and don’t really understand that the creature you’re seeing is soon going to be your roommate.

— Kelli Williams

I love that time when all you want to do is cocoon with your baby in your own little world, when you carry them around all the time in a little pouch or sling.

— Kelli Williams

I learned to walk as a baby, and I haven’t had a lesson since.

— Marilyn Monroe

When I was 14, I thought I looked terrible. I wore these typical Slavic shoes with metal bottoms so you could always hear me coming and this really ugly princess skirt and blouse with the top button closed. I had a boy haircut, a baby face covered with pimples, and a really big nose.

— Marina Abramovic

I did three DVD’s for ‘Baby Einstein,’ teaching babies how to sign. It really helps a parent communicate because babies can’t talk. But it has been proven that they can communicate using their hands to communicate. So sign language is a great tool in that way.

— Marlee Matlin

My all-time favourite political promise – more a boast than a promise, really – came from former Montreal mayor Jean Drapeau, who said in the lead-up to the 1976 Olympics, ‘The Olympics can no more lose money than a man can have a baby.’

— Martin O’Malley

Don’t forget that compared to a grownup person every baby is a genius. Think of the capacity to learn! The freshness, the temperament, the will of a baby a few months old!

— May Sarton

We would be driving down the street in a place like Zaire, now the Democratic Republic of Congo, and started to see, my gosh, the only people that have shoes are men. Why does that woman have a baby in her belly and one on her back, and she’s carrying a huge load of bananas? You start to ask these questions.

— Melinda Gates

If you know anything about ducks, you know a baby duck will imprint itself on you. It misses its mother.

— Michael Leunig

Throughout my 20s and early 30s, I had jobs that I loved. I worked in city government. I ran a youth organization. I served as an associate dean at a university. And I couldn’t imagine how a baby would fit into all of that.

— Michelle Obama

I was born in the middle of the century in the middle of the country, a classic Baby Boomer.

— Mitt Romney

I met Drew Barrymore, and she was so cool. She told me, ‘I know I just had my baby three weeks ago, and that’s why I’m emotional, but I cried when you performed.’ And then she pulled out a tissue and said, ‘Look, I was sobbing.’

— Maddie Ziegler

The first thousand days of a baby’s life are likely to determine the rest of her life – whether she grows up to be healthy or not, both physically and emotionally.

— Madeleine M. Kunin

Baby, black promoters oppressed me before white promoters ever got hold of me. Don’t talk skin to me.

— Mahalia Jackson

When you are abandoned by two parents as a baby – wow, that is something to live with.

— Marion Cotillard

Of course everyone says they hate baby talk, but mine was not annoying.

— Mariska Hargitay

I really wanted to be as healthy as I could. It wasn’t about getting my six-pack back. There are more important things in life than a six-pack, I realized. It was just so much more important to take care of my baby and take care of myself in a healthy way so now, it’s been a slow process, but I’m back in shape.

— Marisa Miller

I was just so focused on being healthy for my baby during pregnancy, and afterward I was not in a rush to lose the weight. I really wanted to be as healthy as I could. It wasn’t about getting my six-pack back. There are more important things in life than a six-pack, I realized.

— Marisa Miller

I loved my second trimester! I didn’t feel sick anymore and had more energy. My bloated belly turned into a baby bump, and I definitely looked pregnant. That was a relief because when I was around 4.5 months, you could see people having this inner monologue with themselves, wondering if I ate too much pizza or if I was pregnant.

— Marisa Miller

Neuroscience is a baby science, a mere century old, and our scientific understanding of the brain is nowhere near where we’d like it to be. We know more about the moons of Jupiter than what is inside of our skulls.

— Matt Haig

The truth is that most of your Facebook friends are too busy counting their own ‘likes’ to pay attention to you for more than a few seconds anyway. Unless you happen to be a kitten who’s in love with a baby goat, in which case you should hire a publicist immediately.

— Meghan Daum

What is it about a baby bump that makes people feel it’s okay to say things like, ‘God! You are big!’

— Megyn Kelly

There are women who literally squeeze a baby out of their bodies or get cut open in major surgery, have a human being, the next generation of the human race pulled from their bodies, and within a couple of weeks have to go back to work, because if they don’t, they can’t pay their bills. Something’s wrong with that.

— Megyn Kelly

I started playing Madden back in 1993 because that was the first year I actually made it into the game and that was a big thrill. When you’re in Madden, you’ve made it, baby.

— Michael Strahan

By aiming for paradise, we lose sight of earth. Hope of a beyond and aspiration to an afterlife engender a sense of futility in the present. If the prospect of getting taken up to paradise generates joy, it is the mindless joy of a baby picked up from his crib.

— Michel Onfray

When I was a kid, I hated being talked to as a kid. I don’t know if all kids feel that way, but I seem to remember awful things in the crib, something like people doing baby talk in the crib and sticking their big, fat faces in there and scaring me. So I always talk to kids as if they were a person.

— Michael Feldman

I’ve colored my hair so many times, and nobody tells you the damage it’s going to do! I went blonde and lost all my baby hairs. I’m not coloring it anymore. Never again.

— Michelle Phan

Truly, I am a woman of the last minute. When I was pregnant, I organised three different hospitals because I couldn’t decide where I wanted to have my baby: London, Rome or Paris. In the end, I decided to go to Rome, arrived on the Monday and gave birth on the Saturday.

— Monica Bellucci

You want to know how I’m feeling? Just look at me, and I’ll tell you how I’m feeling. Nothing is hidden. I’m all out there. I cry like a baby, I get upset, I stamp my feet. I’m not stoic.

— Marcia Gay Harden

I’ve been eating a porridge of millet for breakfast, something that my doula recommended I eat. It doesn’t taste that great, but it’s supposed to be really nourishing for the baby, and you’re not supposed to eat any gluten when you’re pregnant. I’ve been making pancakes out of it and add berries.

— Margherita Missoni

All the clothes I got before my son was born he can’t really wear them! Either you can’t wash them, or they’re too hard to get on and off – you know, so many baby clothes have sleeves that don’t let the baby’s arms go in and out. It’s ridiculous!

— Margherita Missoni

This is a serious, serious condition that is also called postpartum psychosis. And that’s where, literally, you get so bad that you end up either hurting the baby or killing yourself.

— Marie Osmond

You have to build up to green smoothies. Everyone loves fruit smoothies: you can add a handful of baby spinach to a fruit smoothie and may hardly even taste it. Next, try two. Slowly, your taste buds can adapt to more greens.

— Michael Greger

As I listened to the verdicts in the Casey Anthony case, acquitting her of the homicide of her baby girl, I relived what I felt back when court clerk Deirdre Robertson read the verdicts in the Simpson case. But this case is different. The verdict is far more shocking. Why? Because Casey Anthony was no celebrity.

— Marcia Clark

If you pick up a copy of ‘A Better World,’ you’ll lose those last five pounds while saving a baby seal under a rainbow. I kid. It’ll be ten pounds.

— Marcus Sakey

I was 27, an unemployed actress living in a really crappy studio apartment. I had just moved to Los Angeles alone, away from my family. I had cervical and uterine cancer and I was told that I would never be able to carry a baby.

— Marissa Jaret Winokur

I’m one of the lucky few who never had to face the whole ‘Oh, you’ve had a baby, and now work will have to suffer’ bit. It just wasn’t a big deal when I got married and had a baby.

— Malaika Arora Khan

I’ve always been a huge fan of ‘The Shining,’ and ‘Rosemary’s Baby’ is one of my favorite films of all time.

— Mary Elizabeth Winstead

I think that my favourite animal is a baby possum, or a joey. The face of a really little joey is so divine – so, so gorgeous.

— Mem Fox

I’m doing stand-up comedy. I’m working on a one-woman show about how I don’t like my baby. There is a period of time where a baby is born where the next 3 months is harrowing. A lot of people say it’s the most wonderful time, but for me it was harrowing.

— Mary Lynn Rajskub

I remember li’l ol’ Hank Jr. – he was just a baby back in them days, you know – but he used to hang around. His mama would bring him around. He was just a natural.

— Mel Tillis

My initial career, really, as a baby, was as a singer.

— Mel Torme

I can’t wait to use a BabyBjoern. I’m in love with the Orbit Baby stroller, and I also really like the Bugaboo.

— Marisol Nichols

Name your nation-state, or tribe or party – you have to rationalize what you’re doing. You have to go to sleep at night. Does Dick Cheney sleep at night? Does he sleep like a baby?

— Martin Donovan

I find that I’m constantly drawing. Even when I’m on holidays or when the baby’s sleeping, I’ll just start doing some automatic drawing, something like that, and then it will turn into a piece, even though I thought I was just doodling.

— Marcel Dzama

When I was growing up, I was an ’80s baby, so I remember the Sega Genesis and the first Nintendo. I grew up in a time when we first started playing video games on a computer screen. Now there are headsets and your body’s the controller.

— Mehcad Brooks

I got put out of my church choir because my pastor said, ‘We can’t have baby sister singing the blues and coming in here and singing on Sunday morning.’

— Merry Clayton

I want women to see, especially us big women, that you don’t have to let them cut you and suck it out. You don’t have to let them staple you up. You don’t have to let them give you a pill. You don’t have to let them put a band around your organs. If you just put the work in, baby, I promise you, it comes off.

— Mo’Nique

For the baby boomer generation, a home is now seen not as the cornerstone of advancement but a ball and chain, restricting their ability and their mobility to move and seek out a job at another location.

— Mortimer Zuckerman

Each time somebody working for the Maison has a baby, the atelier creates miniature blouses-blanches, exactly like the ones we wear, with the child’s name embroidered across the front. That is our welcome-to-this-world gift.

— Martin Margiela

I’m a fan of some horror. Some of the really corny b-horror movies I don’t love so much, but ‘Rosemary’s Baby’ is one of my favorite movies.

— Megan M. Duffy

My psycho-analytic work has convinced me that when in the baby’s mind the conflicts between love and hate arise, and the fears of losing the loved one become active, a very important step is made in development.

— Melanie Klein

I have six or seven ‘what to name the baby’ books, the Oxford dictionary of names, and a fabulous tome that’s 26 languages in simultaneous translation – French, German, all the European majors, plus Esperanto, Arabic, Hebrew, Chinese, Japanese, and so on.

— Melanie Rawn

Your characters can do the worst things on Earth – cut to a happy baby, it ends up being OK.

— Nicholas Stoller

I had a terrible dream when I was pregnant I dreamt the baby had a ventriloquial mouth, but there was no hand hole I had to flick the mouth down to get words out.

— Nina Conti

I eat vegetarian a lot. I buy only fresh ingredients and cook from scratch – that way, when I feel like snacking and look in my fridge, it’s: ‘Oh, baby carrots or chocolate soy pudding. Take your pick.’

— Nadia Giosia

I prefer to sing in the shower because the acoustics make you sound great, baby.

— Naima Adedapo

Having a baby is one of the most wonderful things in your life, as well as the hardest thing in your life.

— Nuno Bettencourt

I’m sentimental about many things: the lumpy feel of a baby’s unused feet, the metallic smell of the air before the first snow, the last scene in ‘It’s a Wonderful Life.’ But Valentine’s Day leaves me cold.

— Nancy Gibbs

When I was a baby feminist, leading feminist thinkers were insisting that if women ran the world, there would be no sadism or war.

— Naomi Wolf

I would have done well as a gypsy child, I think. A circus baby. I coulda played a great street urchin or ragamuffin. Or just been one. I certainly liked entertaining people and making jokes, but I don’t know necessarily if that’s what your child is prone to that you should necessarily put them in a real working industry at six years old.

— Natasha Lyonne

We were so unprepared that when my husband took off to get groceries, and we’d adopted a 3-year-old, he came back with baby formula, a steak and a teething ring. We had no idea what we were doing. But you learn. There’s no way to fully prepare. Just eyes wide open – jump.

— Nia Vardalos

I love ‘Wild ‘N Out’ so much – one, because it’s my baby, but also I get to see others succeed and go on to lead their own careers.

— Nick Cannon

Patients would come in and say, Well, my baby is going to have a cleft palate. I’m going like, that’s not a reason. And the doctor would do the abortion.

— Norma McCorvey

You’re not a baby boomer if you don’t have a visceral recollection of a Kennedy and a King assassination, a Beatles breakup, a U.S. defeat in Vietnam, and a Watergate.

— P. J. O’Rourke

I think the Baby Boom does have a tendency to get its nose in everything. The Greatest Generation had a better tendency to leave people alone. Of course, they also had a better tendency to hate everybody’s guts.

— P. J. O’Rourke

Now, do I think the baby boomers tend to be self-absorbed? I do.

— P. J. O’Rourke

I could do without ‘cool’ publications calling me ‘mom jazz.’ But I laughed all the way to the bank, baby.

— Norah Jones

I think the Baby Boom has enjoyed itself, maybe sometimes a little too much, and we’re continuing to enjoy ourselves, maybe a little too much.

— P. J. O’Rourke

Demolishing pretensions, especially worthy ones, is a hallmark of the baby boom.

— P. J. O’Rourke

I talk in that baby talk voice when I’m on TV, it’s a put on.

— Paris Hilton

Yes, I’ve kissed a lot of guys. I like to kiss, but that’s it. I don’t go home with anyone. I sleep with my animals, like my baby monkey, Brigitte Bardot.

— Paris Hilton

A woman can tell me about her having a baby, but I’ll never know what it is to have a baby.

— Paul Mooney

All those cliches, those things you hear about having a baby and motherhood – all of them are true. And all of them are the most beautiful things you will ever experience.

— Penelope Cruz

There’s nothing worse than watching an old wrinkly guy going, ‘Hey, baby.’ You’re like, ‘Dude, that’s lame.’ It’s cool to fall in love and grow old with someone.

— Pete Wentz

The people have allowed me to – they’ve respected my choice of wanting to be like, a little, you know, a baby alchemist, and just trying to mix different cultures together and things that I think are interesting.

— Pharrell Williams

I’m a working stiff, baby, just like everybody else.

— Peter O’Toole

Having a baby dragged me, kicking and screaming, from the world of self-absorption.

— Paul Reiser

But at the same time that the experience is pulling you apart, it’s also bonding you. You have this joint venture! You both made this baby. And that’s the thing I still can’t get over.

— Paul Reiser

When I was born, my parents were huge into skiing. I grew up on Mont Blanc, skiing on that hill. I was really a ski baby. Loved it I still love it.

— Patrick Chan

Perhaps looking out through big baby eyes – if we could – would not be as revelatory experience as many imagine. We might see a world inhabited by objects and people, a world infused with causation, agency, and morality – a world that would surprise us not by its freshness but by its familiarity.

— Paul Bloom

One way to make a baby cry is to expose it to cries of other babies. There’s sort of contagiousness to the crying. It’s not just crying. We also know that if a baby sees another human in silent pain, it will distress the baby. It seems part of our very nature is to suffer at the suffering of others.

— Paul Bloom

A sympathetic parent might see the spark of consciousness in a baby’s large eyes and eagerly accept the popular claim that babies are wonderful learners, but it is hard to avoid the impression that they begin as ignorant as bread loaves.

— Paul Bloom

It’s not so much that I want to direct but that I have to. When I write something it terrifies me that if I give it to someone else and it doesn’t turn out as it could have done, I’d feel as if I’d orphaned my baby.

— Peter Mullan

Like lots of baby boomers, I was brought up on archaic anthropomorphism. Upstanding Christian dogs. Rabbits with family values. Because the ancient texts and pictures were sacred – Potter, Milne and the rest. Even concerned parents who knew Freud and Jung never saw the contradictions in feeding us on them.

— Peter York

There still seems to be a lack of film for the baby boomer generation, if you’d like to call it that. And I think ‘Martin Bonner’ showed what’s possible. Later in life, when you’ve been working at something for a long time, to actually get some kudos for what you do is wonderful.

— Paul Eenhoorn

I work my butt off to stay in shape, especially after having had a baby.

— Poppy Montgomery

If the baby is sick, you won’t find me showing up to play my gigs. If I have a contract, there is going to be a clause in that contract saying that if the baby is sick I will not appear.

— Phoebe Snow

A lady is smarter than a gentleman, maybe, she can sew a fine seam, she can have a baby, she can use her intuition instead of her brain, but she can’t fold a paper in a crowded train.

— Phyllis McGinley

I’m not following anybody’s tracks, I’m making my own baby.

— Picabo Street

If we intensify our efforts we can have a cloned baby within a year or two, but I don’t know whether we can intensify our efforts to that extent. We’re not really under pressure to deliver a cloned baby to this world. What we are under pressure to do is to deliver a cloned baby that is a healthy one.

— Panayiotis Zavos

I’m always happy when I’m cleaning, and besides, I had just found out that I was going to have a baby.

— Peggy Lee

Loving a baby is a circular business, a kind of feedback loop. The more you give the more you get and the more you get the more you feel like giving.

— Penelope Leach

Meeting Oprah Winfrey, I cried like a baby. Meeting Steven Spielberg, I cried like a baby. Meeting Denzel Washington, I gushed like a crazy woman. If I don’t get excited or star struck by someone I’ve been dying to meet, it’s time to retire.

— Octavia Spencer

Whenever I look at a baby or children in general, I smile and just want to play with them.

— Odeya Rush

My baby is amazing even his head smells amazing. His breath, the whole thing, you could eat him! He’s a big, beautiful boy. He’s great.

— Orlando Bloom

It’s mad because as a woman, you carry the baby for nine months, so you’re very conscious that you have a little one inside you. But for a guy, it’s suddenly, there’s a baby there.

— Orlando Bloom

It’s a pretty brutal process, having a baby.

— Rachel Cusk

I actually don’t mind whether people can choose the sex of the baby – in fact humans have been trying to do it for 3,000 years. But there is a real issue about the safety of the technique.

— Robert Winston

I worked with creative people who were very demanding of me, and they helped me reach performances that I never could have gotten on my own without being pushed and having trust in them. And so I know the best way to get the best performance of an actor, and that’s not to coddle them or to baby them. It’s to help them it’s to push them.

— Ricky Schroder

There is a kind of fear, approaching a panic, that’s spreading through the Baby Boom Generation, which has suddenly discovered that it will have to provide for its own retirement.

— Ron Chernow

It is interesting to break all the rules. I’m not married, I have a baby, and it feels infinitely more right.

— Rosamund Pike

When I started modeling, I was definitely heavier. I was quite voluptuous in fact. I had a real baby face and baby fat. But I was a baby! I was told I had to get into better shape, but I’m quite stubborn so I didn’t.

— Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

I can’t remember a time where I really battled with my body, but I can remember being asked to lose weight and battling with the advice. It hurt me. Especially as my baby fat naturally melted away as I got older.

— Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Crazy as it sounds, I’m a believer in destiny and serendipity, and I have had cosmic experiences all my life. Something told me I was meant for greater stuff. And look, I’ve had a baby! And I’ve written an opera!

— Rufus Wainwright

I think, like any artist, those baby songs are not the best things you’ve ever written, but they count because they’re you’re first attempts at creating art and expressing yourself.

— Rachel Platten

I want a baby and I want a family, for sure.

— Rashida Jones

I’m losing friendships over forgetting to get back to people. But you can’t keep up with everything. I’ve got a 13-year-old, a nine-year-old and a baby.

— Reese Witherspoon

Even if ‘going retrograde’ or ‘moving into Aquarius’ were real phenomena, something that planets actually do, what influence could they possibly have on human events? A planet is so far away that its gravitational pull on a new-born baby would be swamped by the gravitational pull of the doctor’s paunch.

— Richard Dawkins

I never really think so much about commercial success I usually just think about records that move me, and ‘Baby Got Back’ was one that moved me.

— Rick Rubin

When you’re in the editing room, the dangerous thing is that it becomes like telling a joke again and again and again. Eventually, the joke starts to not be funny. So you have to be careful that you’re not throwing the baby out with the bath water.

— Ridley Scott

I am very concerned about the millions of baby boomers who are counting on the stock market to deliver them a safe, sound, long retirement. I am afraid the baby boomers who are counting on the stock market are in trouble.

— Robert Kiyosaki

What sets seersucker apart from other materials? It’s the ‘coolest’ material to wear in hot and humid weather. ‘Coolest,’ as in temperature, and ‘coolest’ as in hip, baby! There is nothing like it.

— Roger Stone

I think I’d be more relaxed as an older mum, although fundamentally life with a baby is pretty much the same whatever age you are. It’s nappies, crying, feeding.

— Rachel Hunter

I abhor ‘baby talk.’ I speak to kids like I would any other person, and they seem to respond to it.

— Rich Sommer

Naming a baby is an act of poetry, for many people the only creative moment of their lives.

— Richard Eyre

I sleep with my baby blanket, Kiki, that my nana made for me.

— Rob Kardashian

Each record is sort of like a brand new baby, where it’s your favorite thing at that moment in time.

— Robin Zander

You may not know it, but I was adopted as a baby by my wonderful parents, Allan and Margaret Atkins of Cumberland Gap, Tenn.

— Rodney Atkins

Well, the first year I lost my voice I didn’t mind so much because I was going to have a baby and I was distracted with him anyway, I didn’t even think about it that much, well, OK, this is what’s happening.

— Rosanne Cash

The disaster in the Gulf was no accident. It was the result of years of oil money buying off politicians to lead to an unregulated and ill focused addiction to oil and drilling. The doomed fate of the local fisherman and the environment were foretold in the infamous chants of ‘Drill, Baby, Drill.’

— Robert Greenwald

If I were king of the world, babies born in airplanes, balloons and blimps would, instead of choosing to be German, Maldivian or American, all get special heavenly blue passports with a stork on the cover labeled ‘Sky Baby’ – and they’d be allowed to come and go anywhere they please.

— Robert Krulwich

At the Superdome, a young man came up to me holding a baby. He’d run out of diapers. He’d run out of medicine. His baby was sick. The guy’s saying, ‘Help me! Take my baby.’ What could I do? That’s the definition of helpless.

— Ray Nagin

To have a baby, raise him and educate him, is something very valuable. But we, as a society, don’t see it that way.

— Ricardo Salinas Pliego

Live Aid was a baby Woodstock, a child of Woodstock, which I call Globalstock.

— Richie Havens

Being born at the tag-end of the baby boom, I was destined (or doomed, depending on how you look at it) to fall in love with sci-fi. It was one of my first literary loves, as a matter of fact.

— Rick Yancey

I hate hospitals. Even if it’s a joyful occasion when a friend gave birth. It’s like, ‘Oh, look at the beautiful baby…. and all the disease on the walls…’

— Rob Huebel

So don’t get me wrong, I love my songs, and I still love hearing them. That’s history, baby.

— Ronnie Spector

The ‘anchor baby’ thing needs to be fixed… Anchor babies are an unconstitutional declaration of citizenship to those born of non-Americans. It’s wrong, and it’s immoral.

— Russell Pearce

Film is not like a book it’s not a writer’s baby at all. So many people have put in their talent, by that time that you feel grateful for what they’ve done, you don’t feel possessive about it in any way.

— Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

Somehow I am really relaxed within the chaos of having a baby – and anyone who’s a mother knows it’s very hard to relax, because there is so much to do and worry about!

— Salma Hayek

It’s all about baby steps and trying to figure out how to slowly, elegantly become an adult.

— Selena Gomez

The baby boomers are the most spoiled, most self-centered, most narcissistic generation the country’s ever produced.

— Stephen Bannon

I wasn’t going to shy away from getting married when I did and having a baby young and starting a family, even with the job that I chose.

— Stephen Curry

I am a product of affirmative action. I am the perfect affirmative action baby. I am Puerto Rican, born and raised in the south Bronx. My test scores were not comparable to my colleagues at Princeton and Yale. Not so far off so that I wasn’t able to succeed at those institutions.

— Sonia Sotomayor

When I call myself an affirmative action baby, I’m talking about the essence of what affirmative action was when it started.

— Sonia Sotomayor

I feel like I was 30 when I was 17, and I decided to get married and have a baby.

— Solange Knowles

If a man loves you… he’s willing to profess it. He’ll give you a title after a while. You’re going to be his lady, his woman, his fiancee, his wife, his baby’s mama, something.

— Steve Harvey

The actual organization of behavior goes on the level of the individual nerve cells and their connections, and we have a hundred billion nerve cells, probably a hundred trillion connections. It’s just mind-boggling to think of all the different ways in which they’re arranged in a baby’s head.

— Steven Pinker

A baby! I hated babies. I, who for two and a half years had been the center of a tender universe, felt the axis wrench and a polar chill immobilize my bones. I would be a bystander, a museum mammoth.

— Sylvia Plath

Even though it was a start-up with fewer than 20 people, and I was pregnant with my first child, the best decision I’ve ever made was to join Google in 1999. Worst decision? Deciding to get a puppy and a bunny right when the baby came.

— Susan Wojcicki

Most people, even most doctors, learn that the placenta is a nice, tight seal that prevents anything in the mother’s body from invading the fetus, and vice-versa. That’s mostly true. But the placenta doesn’t seal off the baby perfectly, and every so often, something slips across.

— Sam Kean

I have these surreal moments where I’m like, ‘I’m pregnant with Jake Gyllenhaal’s baby’ and ‘I’m telling Robert Pattinson that he smells of sex.’ But you’re acting, so the focus is on the work.

— Sarah Gadon

Sorry, there’s nothing like a screaming baby to make a mother twitch.

— Sam Taylor-Wood

Going to Mars is a bunch of baby steps, and it started off with the first human in space, Yuri Gagarin.

— Scott Kelly

My liberal friends, Congressional Black Caucus members, talk about fighting for the defenseless, the hopeless, and the downtrodden. There is no one more hopeless and voiceless than an unborn baby, but their silence is deafening. I can’t hear them. Where are they standing up for their communities, advocating and fighting for their right to life?

— Sean Duffy

Gen Y consume most of their media online and mobile. Gen Y, as the Baby Boomers drop off, are the largest cohort with the largest amount of money – despite the fact that half of them are unemployed.

— Shane Smith

In Los Angeles, parenting is a competitive sport. From Beverly Hills baby boutiques to kids’ yoga classes, L.A. fuses high style, industrial-strength materialism, and parental outsourcing into our own unique version of child-rearing.

— Shawn Amos

Anybody who knows about having a premature baby, it’s horrific. He was part of a twin, and I lost his sister.

— Sherri Shepherd

Cleveland, we’ve got a champion, baby!

— Stipe Miocic

My hair is like flat baby hair after I wash it, so it needs something in it to get that ‘day after’ texture.

— Suki Waterhouse

From 16 years old, I wanted to have a baby, that’s all I wanted.

— Sadie Frost

I understood once I held a baby in my arms, why some people have the need to keep having them.

— Spalding Gray

As a kid, I was a dancer in Dick Whittington, Snow White and Cinderella. When I was 14, I played Baby Bear. I had a big head on, and you couldn’t see my face. My mum was very disappointed.

— Sheridan Smith

About 80 percent of the photos on Flickr are public and searchable by everyone. In one sense, it’s a place where people upload snapshots from the family reunion, wedding or the birth of a baby or something like that, but it’s also a place where people go to show what the world looks like to them.

— Stewart Butterfield

At 24, I took time off to have a baby, and ever since, I have been juggling modelling with motherhood.

— Saffron Aldridge

When I was a baby, my mother tells me I never slept because I never wanted to miss anything.

— Scott Baio

I didn’t worry about leaving the fast lane – I was just so consumed with my baby that it seemed like the right thing to do. I never felt like I left New York, though. If you’ve lived in a place and loved it, you never feel like you left it.

— Sissy Spacek

I was always musical – yelling when I was a baby, singing into a brush and singing in the shower.

— Susan Boyle

My brothers were my idols. I’ve always looked up to them and was proud to be their baby sister. I felt like they gave me some cool points, too.

— Shelley Hennig

But, my dear, I knew when I was a baby what I wanted to do, and I’ll tell you, kiddo, if you don’t do what your heart tells you, you’ll never be real.

— Shirley Booth

I’m very Italian, so I love cooking for friends. Whether it’s Valentine’s Day and my boyfriend and girlfriends’ boyfriends are away, or someone’s in town, or someone had a baby, I cook.

— Sofia Milos

I am constantly playing younger. I have a baby face. I’m only five-foot-one, so I am used to playing younger. I love it.

— Stella Maeve

I know women at work who don’t talk about having a baby because they don’t want to upset the apple cart, but unless people know what the problems are, why should they engage with it?

— Tamsin Greig

I was not the pampered baby, no. I’m five years younger, and my parents were actually very strict with me, more strict than with the other ones.

— Tate Donovan

It’s great if a pilot starts off great and if it doesn’t start off so great it’s not that big a deal: everybody’s baby is born ugly. But you want to know, if given the opportunity: Where are we going? What’s the story we’re trying to tell?

— Timothy Olyphant

Most ‘Monty Python’ fans are, of course, baby boomers, who have long been a nostalgic lot and are growing more so as they totter toward old age.

— Terry Teachout

Today there are about 40 million retirees receiving benefits by the time all the baby boomers have retired, there will be more than 72 million retirees drawing Social Security benefits.

— Tony Snow

I thought that once we were out of the baby stage, parenting would be a breeze.

— Tori Spelling

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.’

— T. S. Eliot

I had a strong faith that I would, eventually, have a baby.

— Trinny Woodall

I was a 2-year-old baby on something, but it’s not like I had lines. But I actually had my first lines when I was 4. And then I finished school, and I went to USC for their BFA program in acting.

— Troian Bellisario

The baby boomers are getting older, and will stay older for longer. And they will run right into the dementia firing range. How will a society cope? Especially a society that can’t so readily rely on those stable family relationships that traditionally provided the backbone of care?

— Terry Pratchett

I showed up in October 1946, part of an early surge that would become a great nationwide baby boom. My sister Kathy was born a year later.

— Tim O’Brien

Why does Medicare have such difficulty accommodating a cut – no, wait, a trim to its annual spending increase – of two measly percentage points? Two words: baby boom.

— Timothy Noah

The one advice that I would give just to moms who have a child or a newborn is definitely sleep while the baby sleeps. I’ve heard that so many times. I never realized how true it really is. If you don’t, you’ll be walking around like a zombie.

— Tia Mowry

I’ve never been discriminated against, but I have witnessed discrimination. I was talking to a director and asked why one of my friends didn’t get a particular part, and he specifically told me it was because she just had a baby and it was hard to see her as sexy.

— Tia Mowry

I was so used to seeing so many women in the media flaunting their bodies 4 weeks after having a baby – and kudos to those who have genes that they can get right back into shape 2 weeks, 4 weeks after having a baby. But that never happened to me, and I remember going to my doctor asking why.

— Tia Mowry

My TV show had been cancelled nothing else had gone anywhere some alliances I had made petered out and nothing came of them and I was looking at a long, long year ahead of me in which there was no work on the horizon, the phone wasn’t ringing. I had two kids, one of them a brand-new baby, and I didn’t know if I would be able to keep my house.

— Tom Hanks

Nikki lives around the corner from me and I see him all the time. We talk a lot, and of course we’re still friends. That was our baby, Motley Crue, we put that band together.

— Tommy Lee

It’s not like I want to hop on a bandwagon, because I said it 15 years ago – bringing a child into your life who is not genetically yours is one of the most beautiful things you can do. But I’m also interested in having my own baby, too.

— Tyra Banks

I talked about adopting a baby when I was 20 years old, before it became ‘hip.’

— Tyra Banks

When my little son, Prince, had health issues as a baby, we were told that he had a 20 percent chance of survival.

— Tyson Fury

I’ve been very busy working on the ABC Family sitcom, ‘Baby Daddy.’

— Tahj Mowry

Oh yeah people recognize me, but the craziest thing? I mean I’ve had the normal autographs… but I had to sign a baby’s carriage once. I thought that was weird, so yeah, I guess that’s the craziest thing.

— Terrence J

I am the princess of G.O.O.D. Music, the first lady of G.O.O.D. Music, the baby of G.O.O.D. Music. I’m kinda the spoiled brat right now. I could get whatever I want.

— Teyana Taylor

It is true that the movie is perhaps my most politically-charged. The story is thrust into motion by the idea of what do you do when your 13 year old daughter comes home pregnant. And not only is she pregnant, but she wants to keep the baby.

— Todd Solondz

I wanted to make a human monster. His name is Coffin Baby. The idea is based on a group of people from Pasadena whose names I can’t mention. His mother died and during the funeral, this baby came out of her in the coffin.

— Tobe Hooper

Like the pro-slavery forces who invaded Kansas, the pro-abortion forces in Washington and elsewhere want us to believe that abortion is not murder that being born is worse than death that the unborn baby is property, not a person.

— Tim Huelskamp

We’re all born bald, baby.

— Telly Savalas

Great artists make the roads good teachers and good companions can point them out. But there ain’t no free rides, baby.

— Ursula K. Le Guin

Hip-hop is all about impact, baby. You can sell records, you can be two-times platinum, you can be gold… but if you lame, you lame, man. We try to provide the exact opposite of that. It’s style, individuality, confidence. We exude that.

— Wale

I don’t like my hockey sticks touching other sticks, and I don’t like them crossing one another, and I kind of have them hidden in the corner. I put baby powder on the ends. I think it’s essentially a matter of taking care of what takes care of you.

— Wayne Gretzky

For me, one I love the 80’s, I love 80’s music, I’m sort of a baby of the 80’s, I grew up in the 80s.

— Will Estes

I remember in the spring of 1971, a hundred thousand people converged on the Pentagon in June of 1971. They threw blood I guess it was goat’s blood or something, on the steps to the Pentagon. People were being accused of being murderers and baby killers. You just can’t imagine the civic outrage.

— Wesley Clark

Life’s short, so if you’re going to spend months doing something, it’s gotta be pretty special… But I’m very happy to enter my Baby Jane years, and hopefully segue into the Ruth Gordon years.

— Winona Ryder

Everybody has to put purees underneath everything now. It’s like people think we need the steak, and then we need some baby food with it.

— Wolfgang Puck

When I was a kid, I was surrounded by girls: older sisters, older girl cousins just down the street… except for an older boy named Vito who threw rocks. Each year I would wish for a baby brother. It never happened.

— Wally Lamb

Don’t even try to talk to me when I’m watching the moon. That’s my moon, baby.

— Wendelin Van Draanen

It’s funny because everyone says you sleep when baby sleeps or you take a nap when baby takes a nap. That’s true when you have one. When you have two, that is not true.

— Vanessa Lachey

For me, the love really flowed when I found out the baby was a boy. That’s when I could finally bond, once I knew ‘it’ was a him.

— Vanessa Lachey

I hear the Sophie Giraffe is great for teething. Another thing I really love right now is the Moby Baby Carrier. To me, it seems like a natural way to hold the baby close to you. I also love the burp cloths, bibs, and swaddle blankets from Aden and Anais. Their stuff is organic and pure.

— Vanessa Lachey

I was born in Dallas, Texas, but I was raised in south Florida. ‘Ice Ice Baby’ is about that area.

— Vanilla Ice

A lot of people don’t remember anything since ‘Ice Ice Baby,’ but I’ve got 3 records out since then and they’re all successes – but not commercially.

— Vanilla Ice

I have a very broad demographic, from the 8-year-old who knows every word to ‘Ice Ice Baby’ and the college kid who grew up on ‘Ninja Rap’ to the soccer mom and grandparent.

— Vanilla Ice

Taking B12 is the price of getting to be vegan, the way wearing a helmet is the price of getting to ride a motorcycle and giving up alcohol for nine months is the price of getting to have a baby.

— Victoria Moran

I hate divers, like Cristiano Ronaldo, who might be the greatest athlete in the sport, but he’s a big baby. If things are going well he’s great, but when things are going badly it’s the ref’s fault, it’s his teammates’ fault.

— Viggo Mortensen

The thing that stood out above and beyond all the experiences was this relationship with the nine-month-old baby. On weekends, I’d be thinking about going back to set on Monday just to see the baby.

— Vin Diesel

In the end, I do not think we will find the neat boundary between ‘normal sadness’ and ‘clinical depression,’ if only because mood is an innate human characteristic, like weight or the length of our hair. However, to reject the very notion of depression as an illness on account of these difficulties is throwing the baby out with the bath water.

— Vikram Patel

Basically, my mother couldn’t hold a tune and when I was a baby, a rather tactless baby, I would ask her not to sing… you can’t get to sleep if someone is singing off key nearby.

— Vikram Seth

When Baby Boomer women started choosing hotel-like birthing centers over hospital delivery rooms, hospitals quickly wised up. Now even rural hospitals offer well-designed labor-delivery-recovery suites.

— Virginia Postrel

I’ve retired my sneakers for stilettos, baby!

— Vivica A. Fox

I have a baby that is 21 months old, and I watch Disney Junior with him. A lot of those shows are about pirates. Even the T-shirts and pajamas I buy for him have pirate themes like, ‘Aye-aye, argh and mate.’ But, I definitely grew up watching pirates.

— Yasmine Al Masri

I surf – that’s the one thing I make time to do. I definitely surf a lot, but when you’re working 15 hour days… all I want to do is get home to my baby.

— Zachary Knighton

I cried like a baby. When no one could see me or hear me. Not because I feared what cancer would do, but because I didn’t want the disease. I wanted my life to be normal, which it could no longer be.

— Yuvraj Singh

I was named Margaret Yvonne. ‘Margaret’ because my mother was very fond of one of the derivatives of the name. She was fascinated at the time by the movie star Baby Peggy, and I suppose she wanted a Baby Peggy of her own.

— Yvonne De Carlo

I just kept making records, touring in Europe a lot, and then I had a baby in 2006, so my life has been very, very much family-orientated.

— Vonda Shepard

Chinese sausage, which is widely available from Asian grocers and online, is sweet, rich, and enticingly smoky. I add it to steamed rice with strips of omelette and a few baby veg stir-fried with soy.

— Yotam Ottolenghi

I was going to France to do my masters and my Ph.D., but I didn’t know how to say, ‘bonjour.’ You really feel like a baby, starting everything from scratch.

— Zeresenay Alemseged

I thought I’d have the baby, and get super fit and strong straight away.

— Zoe Foster Blake

My signature look is an eighties baby doll dress, combat boots with colorful socks sticking out, and then mounds of jewelry. I love silver and turquoise. I go to Montana every winter, so I hunt around for cool pieces there.

— Zoey Deutch

Oh my God, there are so many songs I wish I had written. ‘Waters of March,’ I wish I had written ‘My Baby Just Cares for Me,’ I wish I had written ‘This Will Be Our Year,’ I mean, there’s millions of them. ‘Wouldn’t It Be Nice?’

— Zooey Deschanel
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