Birth Quotes

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Birth Quotes

Birth: The first and direst of all disasters.

Ambrose Bierce

Birth matters. It brings us into being, on many levels.

Ananda Lowe

Birth is the epicenter of women’s power.

Ani DiFranco

birth is the pinnacle where women discover the courage to become mothers

Anita Diamant

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

And thou shalt have joy and gladness; and many shall rejoice at his birth.


The so-called miracle of birth is nature getting her own way.

Camille Paglia

Birth is an experience that demonstrates that life is not merely function and utility, but form and beauty.

Christopher Largen

Husbands don’t really count … in the miracle of birth.

Doug Spettigue

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

Giving birth is little more than a set of muscular contractions granting passage of a child. Then the mother is born.

Erma Bombeck

As the births of living creatures at first are ill-shapen, so are all innovations, which are the births of time.

Francis Bacon

As the births of living creatures at first are ill-shapen, so are all innovations, which are the births of time.

Francis Bacon

Birth may be a matter of a moment, but it is a unique one.

Frederick Leboyer

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

Birth is the doorway for integration of body and mind.

Gayle Peterson

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

Childbirth is more admirable than conquest, more amazing than self-defense, and as courageous as either one.

Gloria Steinem

Birth is as safe as life gets.


Giving birth should be your greatest achievement not your greatest fear.

Jane Weideman

Birth is a shipwreck, the mewling infant shored on unknown land.

Jeanette Winterson

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

Birth is not an emergency. It is simply an emergence.

Jeannine Parvati Baker

Birth is a beautiful thing.

Julian Casablancas

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

We have a secret in our culture, it’s not that birth is painful, it’s that women are strong.

Laura Stavoe Harm

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

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 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 mystery. Words are not enough.

Marie O'Connor

Birth is about radical, creative, life-affirming change. It is about adaptation on a nearly unbelievable scale.

Mark Sloan

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 all things is weak and tender; and therefore we should have our eyes intent on beginnings.

Michel de Montaigne

In giving birth to our babies, we may find that we give birth to new possibilities within ourselves.

Myla and Jon Kabat-Zinn

What is birth to a man if it shall be a stain to his dead ancestors to have left such an offspring?

Philip Sidney

Good birth is a fine thing, but the merit is our ancestors.


What is this talked-of mystery of birth But being mounted bareback on the earth?

Robert Frost

Birthing is the most profound initiation to spirituality a woman can have.

Robin Lim

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 three legged stool, a healthy mom, a healthy baby and a healthy birth. Without ANY one leg, it is equally unstable!

Sharon Muza

Birth isn’t something we suffer, but something we actively do and exult in.

Sheila Kitzinger

The Knowledge of how to give birth without outside interventions lies deep within each woman.

Suzanne Arms

Prevention of birth is a precipitation of murder.


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

To celebrate the birth of new life, is to appreciate the miraculous work of the Creator.

Wayne Chirisa

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

How you approach birth is intimately connected with how you approach life.

William Sears

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

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