The United States is the ultimate land of optimistic promise, but it also gave birth to quintessentially pessimistic tragedy: ‘Moby-Dick.’
We shall never understand the ethical system taught by Jesus unless we realize that he was a Jew, not only by birth, but that he lived and taught as a Jew the Sermon on the Mount was addressed to his distracted fellow nationals.
We have entered the cell, the Mansion of our birth, and started the inventory of our acquired wealth.
Buddhas move freely through birth and death, appearing and disappearing at will.
For me, breastfeeding was even more painful than giving birth. And despite a lactation consultant, I felt incompetent. I forged on, barely sleeping, always either breastfeeding or pumping and never getting the hang of it.
There should be weeping at a man’s birth, not at his death.
Victoria Para Chino,’ my 2nd-year film at NYU, gave birth to ‘Sin Nombre.’
A man should be mourned at his birth, not at his death.
When my father passed away and then when later on I gave birth, those are sort of ground-breaking experiences that put everything else into perspective.
Indian names were either characteristic nicknames given in a playful spirit, deed names, birth names, or such as have a religious and symbolic meaning.
We have access to practical, ethical and scientifically established methods of birth control. So I think that is the most ethical way to reduce our population.
Nearly 100 years ago, when Planned Parenthood was founded, birth control was illegal.
I was born and raised in Zambia in 1969. At the time of my birth, blacks were not issued birth certificates, and that law only changed in 1973.
After momma gave birth to 12 of us kids, we put her up on a pedestal. It was mostly to keep Daddy away from her.
Marie Stopes had established the first birth control clinic in Britain the whole question of informing women, especially those who were poor, about methods of contraception, began to be discussed.
Already at the time of Israel’s birth, Ben-Gurion extended his hand in peace to the Arab nations. His hand was rejected, but it remains extended.
When I’m writing the poem, I feel like I have to close my eyes. I don’t mean literally, but you invite a kind of blindness, and that’s the birth of the poem.
By birth and upbringing, I think I’m emotionally resilient. I don’t feel like I’m a depressive person.
Physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia have been profound ethical issues confronting doctors since the birth of Western medicine, more than 2,000 years ago.
Even if you are planning a birth with an epidural, the evidence suggests that a doula can help make things go much more smoothly.
Birth was something that came quite unexpectedly, and afterwards there was one child more in the house.
They credited us with the birth of that sort of heavy metal thing. Well, if that’s the case, there should be an immediate abortion.
I’m 100 percent Irish by birth, grew up Italian, and yet I constantly get cast as playing Jewish.
I’m not sure filming a birth is as hard as actual labour, but it’s a really long, arduous day!
People talk about the miracle of birth. No. There’s the miracle of conception. I did IVF, but nothing happened. So I began to think of adoption, and then I got pregnant. It was definitely a miracle.
A certain administration which I won’t call by name took the arts out of the schools, and that left the brothers out on the street with nothing, so they went to the turntables and started rhyming. Then they had a way to express themselves, and that’s the birth of hip-hop.
There is something about a poet which leads us to believe that he died, in many cases, as long as 20 years before his birth.
We transported eight giraffes, and there are now nine because one gave birth to a male shortly afterwards. They carry their pregnancies very well-they all looked the same.
The question of religion was a matter for each individual’s conscience, and in a great many cases was the outcome of birth or residence in a certain geographical area.
All languages had their birth, their apogee and decline.
The truth is that from birth on we are, to one extent or another, a fairly sensual species.
I will always admit immediately to what’s obvious, which is that Homo sapiens is inherently erotic or inherently sensual from birth.
If the current birth rate, which is the lowest in the major developed countries, continues, there will be no Japanese. Who will pay the enormous debt?
In the seventeenth century, it was held by some that inside a human sperm there was a minute human being – a homunculus – that was planted inside the womb. Development consisted of the miniature homunculus enlarging and passing through birth and on to maturity-just like inflating a balloon.
Death borders upon our birth, and our cradle stands in the grave.
Well, there’s no one at all, they do be saying, but is deserving of some punishment from the very minute of his birth.
Close to birth… I lost, like, 80 percent of my hearing, and I had difficulty speaking.
What you are, you are by accident of birth what I am, I am by myself. There are and will be a thousand princes there is only one Beethoven.
The most significant moment in the course of intellectual development, which gives birth to the purely human forms of practical and abstract intelligence, occurs when speech and practical activity, two previously completely independent lines of development, converge.
Because of my Marxism, I was not into myths or miracles, whether it was the virgin birth, the physical resurrection or casting out demons from an epileptic.
My birth was managed so rottenly that my mother had eventually to have a hysterectomy, after which she was ill off & on till she dies for obscure reasons when I was just 7.
If someone accuses me of not being born here, I can go -within 10 minutes – to my filing cabinet and I can pick up my real birth certificate and I can go, ‘See? Look! Here it is. Here it is.’
Ibsen was Norwegian by birth, but universal in spirit.
Death, like birth, is a secret of Nature.
The terrorist action of 9/11 gave birth to President Obama’s entry to the White House. Not directly, but indirectly.
Well, I’m a Catholic by birth and you can never shed it.
Early childhood education begins early, even before birth.
On the track, you know what you’re capable of, but being at the birth, you have no control.
Listen, I had two kids – one when I was 40, one when I was 45. I breastfed for one year, which means I was breastfeeding four years ago. I’m going to move from giving birth to menopause without really realising.
I love traveling, but I love the bum I married, and the bums I gave birth to, more. And the dogs. I love them, too.
It’s funny. I did give birth to an alien on ‘The X-Files.’ And it’s just the teaser, so I’m dead before we even get into the episode.
Harriet Tubman and Sojourner Truth were slaves by birth, freedom fighters by temperament.
Birth is violent, and out of that violence is our only chance of rebirth.
I’ve never been able to witness the birth of an idea. It seems as if one second, there’s nothing particularly going on, and the next second, something is there. It’s coming up out of my unconscious, up from places that I don’t even know where they are.
TV gives everyone an image, but radio gives birth to a million images in a million brains.
It’s not the physical location of birth that defines citizenship, but whether your parents are citizens, and the express or implied consent to jurisdiction of the sovereign.
By its birth, and for all time, Christianity is pledged to the Cross and dominated by the sign of the Cross. It cannot remain its own self except by identifying itself ever more intensely with the essence of the Cross.
In Mexico, they don’t have birth certificates… They don’t have registration cards for voters. They have one national ID. We don’t have a national ID.
You must strive to multiply bread so that it suffices for the tables of mankind, and not rather favor an artificial control of birth, which would be irrational, in order to diminish the number of guests at the banquet of life.
Death is not a word to fear, any more than birth is.
When we come to the hospital to give birth, we don’t come as a Jew or an Arab we come as a human being.
About 3 million IVF babies have been born since Louise Brown’s birth in 1978. Bizarrely, when this life-giving treatment was first considered, it was massively controversial. A storm of vitriolic protest came from many religious leaders, journalists, politicians, regrettably even other scientists and doctors.
The only name on my birth certificate was Henley, no first name.
For, after all, put it as we may to ourselves, we are all of us from birth to death guests at a table which we did not spread.
I went to regular schools and I was home schooled a lot but I don’t have any history in schools. Like, I literally don’t exist. I didn’t even get a birth certificate until the mid-80s. I always feel like I could be, like, 10 years younger, or maybe I’m 70!
Even at our birth, death does but stand aside a little. And every day he looks towards us and muses somewhat to himself whether that day or the next he will draw nigh.
They give birth astride of a grave, the light gleams an instant, then it’s night once more.
The act of birth is the first experience of anxiety, and thus the source and prototype of the affect of anxiety.
Doctors are not fortune tellers, and neither am I. Having lived with disability since birth does not afford me immunity from illness.
I worked with the March of Dimes to enact legislation for a national birth defects prevention program to provide surveillance, research and preventive services aimed at reducing the rate of birth defects.
The principle of self-government cannot be violated with impunity. The individual’s right to it is sacred – regardless of class, caste, race, color, sex or any other accident or incident of birth.
Emotionally, a person is tied to the land of his birth. It’s only human.
I’m American by birth, but I consider myself Canadian.
Our soft hearts are what tell us that, whatever the circumstances of birth, everyone must be given opportunities to do well.
As the poet has expected, the alarms now are sounded, for – and it must be said again – the birth of a poet is always a threat to the existing cultural order, because he attempts to break through the circle of literary castes to reach the center.
Without sounding too cliche, the Internet really is the birth of global mind.
God is the most ancient of all things, for he had no birth.
I have been vain since birth. I expected other people to like what I did, although my vanity has definitely diminished over the years.
What is the Tao Te Ching? Five hundred years before the birth of Jesus, a God-realized being named Lao-tzu in ancient China dictated 81 verses which are regarded by many as the ultimate commentary on the nature of existence.
It was the rainbow gave thee birth, and left thee all her lovely hues.
Well, we all are what we are, I guess you might say by an accident of birth.
I see the player piano as the grandfather of the computer, the ancestor of the entire nightmare we live in, the birth of the binary world where there is no option other than yes or no and where there is no refuge.
We are all human beings, and our nationality is simply an accident of birth.
This basic thing I always do: ‘What happened between the character’s birth, and page one of the script?’ Anything that’s not in the story, I’ll fill in the blanks.