Maternity Quotes

Quotes tagged as "maternity" (showing 1-18 of 18)
Bangambiki Habyarimana
“There is no greater heaven than the heart of a loving mother
She takes care of you when you are still in her womb.
She nurtures you after you are born.
She hurts when you fall,
She celebrates when you make your first steps.
She is the only person who genuinely cares about you.
She loves you as she loves herself.
Her heart is your true paradise.
I love you mama.”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, The Great Pearl of Wisdom

Julia Kristeva
“Pregnancy = "the slow, difficult, and delightful apprenticeship in attentiveness, gentleness, forgetting oneself. The ability to succeed in this path without masochism and without annihilating one's affective, intellectual, and professional personality - such would seem to be the stakes to be won through guiltless maternity.”
Julia Kristeva

MaryElizabeth Williams
“Yes, babies in the womb are human beings, but so what?”
MaryElizabeth Williams

Deborah Meyler
“Aristotle didn't have a problem with abortion," she says.
"Oh, well, good, that's a comfort," I say.”
Deborah Meyler, The Bookstore

“When a woman is pregnant she becomes a lioness with the will of a dragon. She becomes a goddess of beauty with the colors of the rainbow. She becomes the mother of new life.”
Anthony T. Hincks

“كان عليّ أن أعيش هذا الاكتئاب لكي أجمع شظايا نفسي من جديد.”
أليف شافاق

Siri Hustvedt
“Fathers are essentially different from mothers because we were all once in our mother's bodies, are born out of those bodies, and as infants take food from them. Paternity is more distant and less direct than maternity; it's a claim we accept as children, one inscribed in our legitimate, that is, legal, names.”
Siri Hustvedt, A Plea for Eros: Essays

Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
“Prayer is the maternity where ideas are born.”
Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha

Jeff Hobbs
“She was also taking a big risk by hoping this sacrifice would mean something. If Rob turned out like any other rough boy in the neighborhood––if her son wasn't special like she believed he was––she feared the disappointment that would follow too much striving on her part.”
Jeff Hobbs, The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League

Kiran Manral
“The newly minted maternal heart, it completely melted into mush, the oxytocin I know now, had kicked in, and how. I would fight tigers barehanded, climb down cliffs, throw myself in the path of a speeding car, and even do calculus again if I needed to, for this child.”
Kiran Manral, Karmic Kids: The Story of Parenting Nobody Told You

“En ocasiones, los padres compiten con sus hijos y los humillan por envidia y los humillan tanto que los anulan.
Martín Ross. El Mapa de la Autoestima.”
Violet Florence Martin, El Mapa de la Autoestima

“Maternity can make the prettiest woman even more irresistible.”
Anthony T. Hincks

Emily Matchar
“The problem is that the media rarely discusses the real reasons behind why women leave their jobs. We hear a lot about the desire to be closer to the children, the love of crafting and gardening, and making food from scratch. But reasons like lack of maternity leave, lack of affordable day care, lack of job training, and unhappiness with the 24/7 work culture-well, those aren't getting very much airtime.”
Emily Matchar, Homeward Bound: Why Women are Embracing the New Domesticity

Jasinda Wilder
“Can I go back and be pregnant again just so I can have the information in this book to guide me? Maybe I can convince my husband to have #7… PREGNANCY, OMG! is equal parts informative, beautiful, and everything every mother must know.” — ”
Jasinda Wilder

“As a practicing OB-GYN for the past twenty-five years, I’ve heard the concerns of thousands of pregnant women, not to mention having dealt with the personal challenges of my own three pregnancies. Still, I must admit: even I learned a few things reading PREGNANCY, OMG!!” ”
Sherry A. Ross, MD, author of she-ology

Dominique Fortier
“Mon temps autrefois m'appartenait entièrement, et aux livres. Aujourd'hui, chaque minute consacrée à lire ou à écrire est une minute que je ne passe pas avec ma fille; l'écriture s'accompagne désormais d'une hâte et d'une culpabilité détestables. C'est du temps que je lui dérobe, que je ne retrouverai pas, que j'aurais dû lui consacrer et que je n'aurai jamais passé avec elle. Depuis sa naissance, je me prends à penser au futur antérieur et au conditionnel passé, des temps compliqués qui sont le signe qu'on considère les choses sous un point de vue autre que celui depuis lequel on parle normalement : demain vu au passé, hier comme une possibilité.
Elle dort. Je devrais profiter de ce moment pour écrire, je n'arrive qu'à m'abîmer dans le bruit des vagues. Je voudrais m'étendre sur le sable, rester là jusqu'à la nuit, me laisser emporter par la marée.”
Dominique Fortier

Sylvia Plath
“Later Buddy told me the woman was on a drug that would make her forget she'd had any pain and that hen she swore and groaned she really didn't know what she was doing because she was in a kind of twilight sleep.
I thought it sounded just like the sort of drug a man would invent. Here was a woman in terrible pain, obviously feeling every bit of it or she wouldn't groan like that, and she would go straight home and start another baby, because the drug would make her forget how bad the pain had been, hen all the time, in some secret part of her, that long, blind, doorless and windowless corridor of pain was waiting to open up and shut her in again.”
Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar