A Quote by Lupe Velez on babies, forgiveness, god, life, shame, and suicide

To Harald, may God forgive you and forgive me, too, but I prefer to take my life away and our baby's before I bring him with shame or killing him, Lupe. [Suicide note.]

Lupe Velez (- 1944)

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A Quote by Lucille Clifton on anger, babies, christmas, church, empowerment, encouragement, god, love, motherhood, scandal, time, and trying

I remember standing there on stage in my new Christmas dress, trying not to cry as the church members smiled, nodded and murmured encouragement from the front row. "Go 'head, baby." "Say it now, Luc." "Come on now, baby" But I couldn't remember, and to hide my deep humiliation, my embarassment, I became sullen, angry. "I don' wanna." And I stood there with my mouth poked out. It was a scandal! This fresh young nobody baby standing in front of the Lord in His own house talking about what she don't want! I could feel the disapproval pouring over my new dress. Then, like a great tidal wave from the ocean of God, my sanctified mother poured down the Baptist aisle, huge as love, her hand outstretched toward mine. "Come on, baby," she smiled, then turned to address the church: "She don't have to do nothing she don't want to do." And I was at the same time empowered and made free. . . .

Lucille Clifton (1936 -)

Source: On Strength Gotten from Others

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A Quote by Louisa May Alcott on babies, fatherhood, god, men, and work

Father asked us what was God's noblest work. Anna said men, but I said babies. Men are often bad, but babies never are.

Louisa May Alcott (1832 - 1888)

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A Quote by Loretta Lynn on babies, children, and pregnancy

I didn't know how babies were made until I was pregnant with my fourth child.

Loretta Lynn

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A Quote by Leo J. Burke on babies, people, and sleep

People who say they sleep like a baby usually don't have one.

Leo J. Burke

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A Quote by Leo Calvin Rosten on babies and dogs

Any man that hates dogs and babies can't be all bad.

Leo Calvin Rosten (1908 - 1997)

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A Quote by Larry L. Taylor on babies, needs, politicians, and reason

Politicians are like baby diapers. They need to be changed frequently - and for the same reason!

Larry L. Taylor

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A Quote by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. on babies, children, fighting, god, imagination, men, and war

You know - we've had to imagine the war here, and we have imagined that it was being fought by aging men like ourselves. We had forgotten that the wars were fought by babies. When I saw those freashly shaved faces, it was a shock. "My God, my God -" I said to myself, "it's the Children's Crusade."'

Kurt Vonnegut (1922 -)

Source: Children's Crusade

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A Quote by Katie Couric on babies, good, hope, luck, people, and talent

I hope I have a little talent, but a lot of it was luck. I went through setbacks. People said I looked too young, people said I wasn't good, nobody said, 'Come here, baby, we're going to make you a star.' Early on, when I'd say, 'Can I do some anchoring?' people would look at me like I was crazy.

Katie Couric (1957 -)

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A Quote by Katharine S. White on babies, baseball, darkness, and leadership

Consider the many special delights a lawn affords: soft mattress for a creeping baby; worm hatchery for a robin; croquet or badminton court; baseball diamond; restful green perspectives leading the eye to a background of flower beds, shrubs, or hedge; green shadows - "This lawn, a carpet all alive/With shadows flung from leaves' - as changing and as spellbinding as the waves of the sea, whether flecked with sunlight under trees of light foliage, like elm and locust, or deep, dark, solid shade, moving slowly as the tide, under maple and oak. This carpet!

Katharine S. White

Source: Onward and Upward in the Garden, 1979

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