Quotes to Welcome Your Baby Boy

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So you have a baby boy on the way? Congratulations! This new chapter in your life is sure to be an adventure full of joy and excitement (even if it also means changing diapers). A baby boy is a unique bundle of joy. If you're expecting one of these small blessings, you may find some insight on how to handle boys in the baby-boy quotes below.

Mark Twain:

"There comes a time in every rightly constructed boy's life when he has a raging desire to go somewhere and dig for hidden treasure."

Irish Proverb:

"It’s the merry-hearted boys that make the best men."

Ralph Waldo Emerson:

"There was never a child so lovely but his mother was glad to get him to sleep."

Paul Walker:

"If you spend any time with a man, you’ll realize that we’re all still little boys."

Eric Berne:

"The moment a little boy is concerned with which is a jay and which is a sparrow, he can no longer see the birds or hear them sing."

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow:

"A boy’s will is the wind’s will, and the thoughts of youth are long, long thoughts."

Jenny De Vries:

"A small son can charm himself into, and out of, most things."

Charles Dickens:

"A boy’s story is the best that is ever told."


"What are little boys made of?
Frogs and snails,
And puppy dog tails,
That's what little boys are made of."

Joseph Heller:

"When I grow up, I want to be a little boy."

Maya Angelou:

"If I have a monument in this world, it is my son."


"Of all the animals, the boy is the most unmanageable."

Alan Marshall Beck:

"Boys are found everywhere—on top of, underneath, inside of, climbing on, swinging from, running around, or jumping to. Mothers love them, little girls hate them, older sisters and brothers tolerate them, adults ignore them, and Heaven protects them. A boy is Truth with dirt on its face, Beauty with a cut on its finger, Wisdom with bubble gum in its hair, and the Hope of the future with a frog in its pocket."

"A boy is a magical creature—you can lock him out of your workshop, but you can't lock him out of your heart. You can get him out of your study, but you can't get him out of your mind. Might as well give up—he is your captor, your jailer, your boss and your master—a freckled-faced, pint-sized, cat-chasing bundle of noise. But when you come home at night with only the shattered pieces of your hopes and dreams, he can mend them like new with two magic words: 'Hi, Dad!'"

James Thurber:

"Boys are beyond the range of anybody's sure understanding, at least when they are between the ages of 18 months and 90 years."

Robert Baden-Powell:

"A boy is naturally full of humor."

Christina Aguilera:

"There’s nothing more dangerous than a boy with charm."

Johnny Depp:

"Young boys should never be sent to bed; they always wake up another day older."

Cyril Connolly:

"Boys do not grow up gradually. They move forward in spurts like the hands of clocks in railway stations."