Newborn Quotes

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William Shakespeare
“When we are born, we cry that we are come to this great stage of fools.”
William Shakespeare, King Lear

Toba Beta
“There are words in the soul of a newborn baby, wanting and waiting to be written.”
Toba Beta [Betelgeuse Incident], Betelgeuse Incident: Insiden Bait Al-Jauza

“Grief was like a newborn, and the first three months were hard as hell, but by six months you'd recognized defeat, shifted your life around, and made room for it.”
Ann Brashares, Sisterhood Everlasting

Cassandra Clare
“[Magnus] held on to the boy, newborn in grave dirt and blood, and he wished that he had found him dead.”
Cassandra Clare, Saving Raphael Santiago

L.R. Knost
“Taking care of myself doesn't mean 'me first.' It means 'me, too.”
L.R. Knost

Toba Beta
“In soul of every newborn baby,
words are waiting to be written.”
Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

Tessa Dare
“What happened?"
"This happened." He shifted his arms to reveal a bundle of tiny, knobby joints and fluffy patches of black and white.
A newborn goat.
"Oh, my goodness." She knelt behind him, peering over his shoulder. "Surely not Marigold?"
"I told you so," he said irritably.
As if she'd be intimidated by gruff words from a man cradling a newborn goat in his arms. She'd always known he had a capacity for gentleness.
I told you so, too.
She reached to stroke the little goat's fur.
Gabriel's shoulder muscle flinched in annoyance. "My shirt was ruined, I'll have you know. Completely unsalvageable. And then this runtish little thing wouldn't stop shivering."
"Would it help if I told you that I've never found you so wildly attractive as I do in this moment?"
Tessa Dare, The Wallflower Wager

“For the newborn and wise, everything begins small.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Corinne Beenfield
“In each life, there come moments that feel as though they are a seashell from centuries ago caught and preserved in stone. All that is beautiful is there in full detail. And we are allowed to marvel as though time isn’t slipping away from us, as though it will always be here, in our hands.
That’s how Helen felt as she cradled the newborn in her arms and looked down at his tiny sleeping face.”
Corinne Beenfield, The Ocean's Daughter :

“If you start afresh with a fully blank brain, like a newborn, you’ll have a lot to catch up on. Sometimes, it won’t be cute. Sitting weirdly, spreading your legs—unaware of your briefs showing, or asking your new parents why their lips are glued together, isn’t cute.”
Misba, The High Auction

Mitta Xinindlu
“Hold your newborn as much as you want to. Show affection to your newborn. Reassure your newborn. Do not listen to those who tell you not to. ”
Mitta Xinindlu

Jeffrey Eugenides
“…as she peered distrustfully over the rail of my crib, she saw my face—and blood intervened. Desdemona’s worried expression hovered above my (similarly) perplexed one. Her mournful eyes gazed down at my (equally) large black orbs. Everything about us was the same. And so she picked me up and I did what grandchildren are supposed to do: I erased the years between us. I gave Desdemona back her original skin.”
Jeffrey Eugenides, Middlesex

Diana Wynne Jones
“My word, he's ugly!' Howl said. 'Chip off the old block.”
Diana Wynne Jones, Castle in the Air

Corinne Beenfield
“She lifted her hand and placed it on his chest, the exquisite little heartbeat radiating through her touch. Helen smiled, realizing she had found in this soft bundle something strong—unconquerable, even.

Something greater than any obstacle they might face as they made their way through the dark night. It was his soul, the unspoken words inside him that he wasn’t quite ready to tell her, but oh, they were there.”
Corinne Beenfield, The Ocean's Daughter :

Ehsan Sehgal
“Every newborn child brings with it; new thoughts and new life paths.”
Ehsan Sehgal

Patrick Macfarland
“She took the baby in her arms, holding it with such care and delicacy. The minute she laid eyes on the tiny, beautiful creature, she fell in love. Her heart swelled up. In that moment she knew what a mother’s unconditional love meant.”
Patrick Macfarland, Fairy Tale of A Mexican Family

Jozef Simkovic
“The unlimited Love, power, and pure spirituality are also parts of every spiritual being in the moment of their Ultimate Creation. That is the moment when you separate from the Ultimate Creator into your spiritual quest as a newborn spiritual being, by Gardener.”
Jozef Simkovic, How to Kiss the Universe: An Inspirational Spiritual and Metaphysical Narrative about Human Origin, Essence and Destiny

Nina Varela
“You are newbuilt,” said Lady Dear, as if just now realizing it. “Newborn. You’re a child.”

Ayla bristled. “I am not. I’m sixteen. Crying doesn’t make me a child.”
Nina Varela, Iron Heart

Corinne Beenfield
“And sometimes, if she was brave enough, she would turn to the memories of little James. Not the end, but the days before. When she would slide her pinky into his open palm and his tiny fingers would close tight around it. He would peer around the room with his brand-new eyes, and Helen thought that perhaps after the womb, this dark, tight space probably seemed about right. He was wonderfully oblivious to the danger they were in. She became his protector, and for those days, that was all she was. It changed everything. It changed her. And somehow, he in turn protected Helen. He was the sun that couldn’t reach them—he broke away the darkness. As she thought of him, of those red curls and blue eyes, Helen found herself feeling the warmth from him, even though he was gone.”
Corinne Beenfield, The Ocean's Daughter :

Holly Ringland
“On either side of the laneway, rain-soaked bushes burst into a flurry of white flowers. Alice's first breaths were filled with lightning and the scent of storm lilies in bloom.
You were the true love I needed to wake me from a curse, Bun, her mother would say to finish the story. You're my fairytale.
Holly Ringland, The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart

Dawn Kasperski
“Living life on purpose, one page at a time.”
Dawn Kasperski, A New Baby, How Can This Be?

“Oh well, at least I'll get a 90 minute break until the next feed. That's when my lactation consultant delivered the real tit-punch. The every-90-minute stopwatch does not start from the end of one feeding. It starts from: the beginning. I've never been great at math but if you're supposed to feed a baby every 90 minutes from the moment they start eating, and the feeding takes 90 minutes, then you are feeding a baby every minute of every hour of every 24 hour day. If I could've fainted when I heard this news I would have, but since I was already dead, I couldn't. I was in a very real sense being eaten alive.”
Jessi Klein, I'll Show Myself Out: Essays on Midlife and Motherhood

Antonella Gambotto-Burke
“The newborn’s preference for a mutual, rather than unilateral, gaze shows that babies are designed for reciprocity.”
Antonella Gambotto-Burke, Apple: Sex, Drugs, Motherhood and the Recovery of the Feminine

Antonella Gambotto-Burke
“All this was in contrast to the idea that a newborn, on the basis of cortical immaturity, is a being who remembers and understands nothing: a person only within the context of the mother’s acknowledgment, blank, a species of human cabbage.”
Antonella Gambotto-Burke, Apple: Sex, Drugs, Motherhood and the Recovery of the Feminine

Patrick Macfarland
“She took the baby in her arms, holding it with such care and delicacy. The minute she laid eyes
on the tiny, beautiful creature, she fell in love. Her heart swelled up. In that moment she knew what a mother’s unconditional love meant.”
Patrick Macfarland, Fairy Tale of A Mexican Family

“There are no people more peaceful than infants.”
Tamerlan Kuzgov

Steven Magee
“I want to kill you!!!’ said crazy mommy of newborn baby!”
Steven Magee

“If you create a loving bond with your new baby, then you're already a great parent and the rest is just details.”
Eve Allen

F. Scott Fitzgerald
“I hope she'll be a fool-- that's the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

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