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40 Best Quotes About Babies

40 best quotes about babies via @ItsMomtastic

It is difficult to find the right words to describe all that a baby is. When you hold one, all fresh and new and beautiful and amazing, you can feel it welling up in side you, the understanding of how special they are, but articulating it is a tricky task. Here are forty people who have done a pretty good job of it.

1. “I hadn’t slept for two nights and yet when she was born, I had never felt more alive.” — Emily Schuman, blogger

2. “In the garden of humanity every baby is a fresh new flower.” — Debasish Mridha, physician and philosopher

3. “You know what the great thing about babies is? They are like little bundles of hope. Like the future in a basket.” — Lish McBride, author 

Baby quote #4: “Babies should be classified as an antidepressant. It’s pretty hard to be in a bad mood around a 5-month-old baby.” — Jim Gaffigan, comedian 

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5. “When he finally was placed into my arms, I looked into his precious eyes and felt an overwhelming, unconditional love…I never felt so complete and empowered in my life.” — Gisele Bündchen, model

6. “An infant’s smile was the greatest promise that the world would go on, no matter how much the grown-ups mucked around with it.” — Janice Maynard, author

7. “Ah, babies! They’re more than just adorable little creatures on whom you can blame your farts.” — Tina Fey, actress and author

8. “I don’t know why they say “you have a baby.” The baby has you.” — Gallagher, comedian

9. “Whenever I held my newborn baby in my arms, I used to think that what I said and did to him could have an influence not only on him but on all whom he met, not only for a day or a month or a year, but for all eternity. A very challenging and exciting thought for a mother.” — Rose Kennedy, philanthropist

10. “…part of me wants to just stop everything right where it is. She’s perfect now. I don’t want to ruin it by her growing up.” — Allison Hart, blogger

Baby quote #11: “Babies are such a nice way to start people.” — Don Herold, writer

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12. “Babies are always more trouble than you thought — and more wonderful.” — Charles Osgood, commentator

13. “People often ask me, “What’s the difference between couple hood and babyhood?” In a word? Moisture. Everything in my life is now more moist. Between your spittle, your diapers, your spit-up and drool, you got your baby food, your wipes, your formula, your leaky bottles, sweaty baby backs, and numerous other untraceable sources — all creating an ever-present moistness in my life, which heretofore was mainly dry.” — Paul Reiser, comedian

14. “Having a baby is a life-changer. It gives you a whole other perspective on why you wake up every day.” — Taylor Hanson, musician

15. “Families with babies and families without babies are sorry for each other.” — Ed Howe, novelist

16. “A baby is born with a need to be loved – and never outgrows it.” — Frank A. Clark, politician

17. “The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new.” — Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, guru

18. “When the first baby laughed for the first time, the laugh broke into a thousand pieces and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies. And now when every new baby is born it’s first laugh becomes a fairy.” — James Matthew Barrie, author

19. “It’s all kind of these profound things crashing on you when your child arrives into the world. It’s like you’ve met your reason to live.” — Johnny Depp, actor

20. “I remember leaving the hospital – thinking, ‘Wait, are they going to let me just walk off with him? I don’t know beans about babies! I don’t have a license to do this.’ We’re just amateurs.” — Anne Tyler, Author

Baby quote #21: “A new baby is like the beginning of all things… hope, a dream of possibilities.” — Eda LeShan, writer 

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22. “Getting a burp out of your little thing is probably the greatest satisfaction I’ve come across. It’s truly one of life’s most satisfying moments.” — Brad Pitt, actor

23. “Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.” — Elizabeth Stone, professor and author

24. “What good mothers and fathers instinctively feel like doing for their babies is usually best after all.” — Benjamin Spock, pediatrician

25. “I’ve learned that it’s way harder to be a baby. Everything is a struggle for her. For instance, I haven’t thrown up since the ’90s and she’s thrown up twice since we started this interview. Motherhood is cake compared to what it’s like to be a baby.” — Eva Mendes, actress

26. “The babies are amazing … They begin each day all warm and sleepy, smelling of promise.” — Julia Roberts, actress

27. “I always wondered why babies spend so much time sucking their thumbs. Then I tasted baby food.” — Robert Orben, writer

Baby quote #28: “You hear people say it all the time, how life changes so drastically. But you can’t possibly grasp how beautiful that is until you have your child.” — P!nk, musician

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29. “Those helpless bundles of power and promise that come into our world show us our true selves — who we are, who we are not, who we wish we could be.” — Hillary Rodham Clinton, Former U.S. secretary of state

30. “When your first baby drops her pacifier, you sterilize it. When your second baby drops her pacifier, you tell the dog: ‘Fetch!’” — Bruce Lansky, author

31. “Asked to switch seats on the plane because I was sitting next to a crying baby. Apparently, that’s not allowed if the baby is yours.” — Ilana Wiles, blogger

32. “It’s an overwhelming moment where your entire life changes forever…but also so simple. Kiss. Hold. Warmth. Marvel.” — Amy Corbett Storch, writer

33. “A loud noise at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other.” — Ronald Knox, theologian

34. “A baby changes your dinner party conversation from politics to poops.” — Maurice Johnstone, dad interviewed for the book, What is a Baby?

Baby quote #35: “…until you have a baby, you don’t even realize how much you were missing one.” — Jodi Piccoult, author

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36. “Babies are like little suns that, in a magical way, bring warmth, happiness and light into our lives.” — Kartini Diapari-Öengider, writer

37. “As we carry our baby inside us, we know almost nothing about it that distinguishes it from anyone else’s baby — except that we love it unlike any other baby.” — Roni Jay, writer

38. “My baby nephew is a real ladies man. He doesn’t need to pick up women. They pick him up.” — Jarod Kintz, writer

39. “I also think people should never turn down an opportunity to hold a baby. There’s something about the feeling of a new baby in your arms that just fixes you.” — Erin McKean, lexicographer and author

40. “She changed everything.” — Heather Armstrong, blogger

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