Birth Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old birth quotes, birth sayings, and birth proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Birth is not only about making babies. It's about making mothers~ strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and believe in their inner strength. Barbara Katz Rothman
Birth is the sudden opening of a window, through which you look out upon a stupendous prospect. For what has happened? A miracle. You have exchanged nothing for the possibility of everything. William MacNeile Dixon
Childbirth is more admirable than conquest, more amazing than self-defense, and as courageous as either one. Gloria Steinem
The instant of birth is exquisite. Pain and joy are one at this moment. Ever after, the dim recollection is so sweet that we speak to our children with a gratitude they never understand. Madline Tiger
The Knowledge of how to give birth without outside interventions lies deep within each woman. Suzanne Arms
Man's main task in life is to give birth to himself, to become what he potentially is. The most important product of his effort is his own personality. Erich Fromm
Good birth is a fine thing, but the merit is our ancestors. Plutarch
Birth is a shipwreck, the mewling infant shored on unknown land. Jeanette Winterson
The birth of all things is weak and tender; and therefore we should have our eyes intent on beginnings. Michel de Montaigne
As the births of living creatures at first are ill-shapen, so are all innovations, which are the births of time. Francis Bacon
The so-called miracle of birth is nature getting her own way. Camille Paglia
What is birth to a man if it shall be a stain to his dead ancestors to have left such an offspring? Philip Sidney
How you approach birth is intimately connected with how you approach life. William Sears
Birth is as safe as life gets. HARRIETTE HARTIGAN
Birth isn't something we suffer, but something we actively do and exult in. Sheila Kitzinger
Prevention of birth is a precipitation of murder. Tertullian
Birth is a beautiful thing. Julian Casablancas
Birth is the doorway for integration of body and mind. Gayle Peterson
Birth is an opportunity to transcend. To rise above what we are accustomed to, reach deeper inside ourselves than we are familiar with, and to see not only what we are truly made of, but the strength we can access in and through birth. Marcie Macari
Birth is a rite of passage of women. Their journey should be honored, their rights should be fiercely protected, and their stories should be shared. Marcie Macari
Birth is a three legged stool, a healthy mom, a healthy baby and a healthy birth. Without ANY one leg, it is equally unstable! Sharon Muza
birth is the pinnacle where women discover the courage to become mothers Anita Diamant
Birth is about radical, creative, life-affirming change. It is about adaptation on a nearly unbelievable scale. Mark Sloan
Birth is a mystery. Words are not enough. Marie O'Connor
Birth matters. It brings us into being, on many levels. Ananda Lowe
Birth is the epicenter of women's power. Ani DiFranco
Birth may be a matter of a moment, but it is a unique one. Frederick Leboyer
Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting. Not in entire forgetfulness, and not in utter nakedness, but trailing clouds of glory do we come. William Wordsworth
Birth: The first and direst of all disasters. Ambrose Bierce
Birth may bring you face-to-face with your insecurities, doubts, inadequacies and fears, as well as your joy, determination, willingness and courage. The Pink Kit
In giving birth to our babies, we may find that we give birth to new possibilities within ourselves. Myla and Jon Kabat-Zinn
Birth is not an emergency. It is simply an emergence. Jeannine Parvati Baker
Giving birth is little more than a set of muscular contractions granting passage of a child. Then the mother is born. Erma Bombeck
The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why. Mark Twain
The birth of a child is a joy to the parent and the world. Lailah Gifty Akita
The birth of a child is divine miracle. Lailah Gifty Akita
The day of birth is a sacred day. Lailah Gifty Akita
To celebrate the birth of new life, is to appreciate the miraculous work of the Creator. Wayne Chirisa
Giving birth should be your greatest achievement not your greatest fear. Jane Weideman
Attending births is like growing roses. You have to marvel at the ones that just open up and bloom at the first kiss of the sun but you wouldn't dream of pulling open the petals of the tightly closed buds and forcing them to blossom to your time line. Gloria Lemay
We have a secret in our culture, it's not that birth is painful, it's that women are strong. Laura Stavoe Harm
Birthing is the most profound initiation to spirituality a woman can have. Robin Lim
Birth is an experience that demonstrates that life is not merely function and utility, but form and beauty. Christopher Largen
What is this talked-of mystery of birth But being mounted bareback on the earth? Robert Frost
We are born, so to speak, twice over; born into existence, and born into life; born a human being, and born a man. Jean-Jacques Rousseau
A man may be born, but in order to be born he must first die, and in order to die he must first awake. G. I. Gurdjieff
Husbands don't really count ... in the miracle of birth. Doug Spettigue
As the births of living creatures at first are ill-shapen, so are all innovations, which are the births of time. Francis Bacon
And thou shalt have joy and gladness; and many shall rejoice at his birth. Bible
We know that birth takes a woman from one place in her life to another. The birth of a child certainly does change her viewpoint of herself and I believe her viewpoint of the world. Sameerah Shareef
Birth is a principle of life. Robin May Schott
Birth belong to an unending cycle of becoming. Robin May Schott
Birth is an inquiry into the nature of love. Robin May Schott
Birth is the philosophy of the maternal, sexuality and relationality. Robin May Schott
Birth is the idea of transfiguration to the sphere of the political. Robin May Schott
Birth is the conception of transfiguring encounter with otherness that is a precondition for seeing oneself and the other in a new and different light. Robin May Schott
Birth is a metaphor for metaphysics of life as a vital force, which constitutes as such as continuous process of becoming and dying. Robin May Schott
Birth has both aesthetic and an epistemological meaning, which have to do with the creative production of knowledge and values by a philosopher. Robin May Schott
Birth has existential meaning, since it demonstrates the interdependence of joy and suffering in life that one has to learn to accept in accord, or learning to love one's destiny. Robin May Schott
Birth implies the wonder of self-renewal. Robin May Schott
Birth illustrates an experience of wonder and newness in which body and mind come together. Robin May Schott
Birth is an encounter with otherness. Robin May Schott
Birth entails a spiritual dimension because it loactes the spiritual in the physical. Robin May Schott
Birth is an event that generates unpredictability and difference. Robin May Schott
Birth is a thinking that confronts otherness as a precondition for plurality and creative thinking that can question and go beyond given morals. Robin May Schott
Birth is the concept of a common denominator in all encounters with the other, be it in oneself, others, or life itself. Robin May Schott
Birth is a metaphor for a creative, transforming, mutually empowering experience. Robin May Schott
Birth sheds light on aspects of the will to power that have to do with vulnerability, dependence, passivity, devotion, and spontaneity, as opposed to aspects that have to do with self-assertion and dominance. Robin May Schott
Birth as a kind of drag queen in philosophy. On a less-ironic note, the attempt undertaken here consists in directing attention to aspects of philosophy of embodied, relational, and pluralistic sexual identity. Robin May Schott
Birth is the dignity of political realm. Robin May Schott
Birth is the death of innumerable other beings. Robin May Schott
Birth is a hopeful beginning. Kath Woodward
Birth becomes a way of thinking about beginnings, becoming and about optimism rather than engaging with birth as embodied, gendered labour. Kath Woodward
Birth is shaped by cultural practices, forms of technology, wherever it happens - even a home birth, the natural is invoked to highlight that a medical context has its own rhythms and routines that lead often to a particular forms of technological interventions. Kath Woodward
Birth is painful and has the potential to go wrong as women's bodies are not to be trusted. Kath Woodward
Birth is becoming increasingly polarized. There is more judgment than ever about right ways to birth. Britta Bushnell
Birth is the starting point of the life course. Zizi Papacharissi