Baby Quotes for Every Occasion

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Like it or not, babies have a hold on your life like nothing else. They can send you into a tizzy with their incessant bawling, or they can tug at your heartstrings with their soft cooing. A baby can make you forget your worries, or add to them they so desire. However, you can't help falling in love with your baby, notwithstanding the smelly diapers. Here are some baby quotes to bring all those beautiful feelings flooding back.

Henry Robin

"Every baby needs a lap."

Barbara Lazear Ascher

"The hot, moist smell of babies fresh from naps."

Ruth Bell Graham

"As a mother, my job is to take care of what is possible and trust God with the impossible."

Susan Sarandon

"Children reinvent your world for you."

"It is a pleasant thing to reflect upon, and furnishes a complete answer to those who contend for the gradual degeneration of the human species, that every baby born into the world is a finer one than the last."

Queen Victoria

"An ugly baby is a very nasty object, and the prettiest is frightful when undressed."

Hal Boyle

"Does Grandpa love to baby-sit his grandchildren? Are you kidding? By day, he is too busy taking hormone shots at the doctor's or chip shots on the golf course. At night, he and Grandma are too busy doing the cha-cha."

"Adam and Eve had many advantages, but the principal one was that they escaped teething."

Ed Howe

"Families with babies and families without babies are sorry for each other."

John Wilmot

"Before I got married I had six theories about bringing up children; now I have six children and no theories."

Martin H. Fischer

"God's interest in the human race is nowhere better evinced than in obstetrics."

Barbara Kingsolver, Animal Dreams

"It kills you to see them grow up. But I guess it would kill you quicker if they didn't."

P. J. O'Rourke

"Getting down on all fours and imitating a rhinoceros stops babies from crying. (Put an empty cigarette pack on your nose for a horn and make loud "snort" noises.) I don't know why parents don't do this more often. Usually it makes the kid laugh. Sometimes it sends him into shock. Either way it quiets him down. If you're a parent, acting like a rhino has another advantage. Keep it up until the kid is a teenager and he definitely won't have his friends hanging around your house all the time."

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

"Always kiss your children goodnight—even if they're already asleep."

"I didn't know how babies were made until I was pregnant with my fourth child."