You’re born naked and the rest is drag.
Man is the best computer we can put aboard a spacecraft, and the only one that can be mass produced with unskilled labor.
When I was born, I was so surprised I couldn’t talk for a year and a half.
The hour which gives us life begins to take it away.
When we are born, we cry that we are come To this great stage of fools. (King Lear)
What you say of the pride of giving life to an immortal soul is very fine dear, but I own I cannot enter into that: I think much more of our being like a cow or a dog at such moments: when our poor nature becomes so very animal and unecstatic.
Being born is like being kidnapped And then sold into slavery.
On the one hand, we’ll never experience childbirth. On the other hand, we can open all our own jars. (on the difference between men and women)
Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting: The Soul that rises with us, our life’s Star, Hath had elsewhere its setting, And cometh from afar: Not in entire forgetfulness, And not in utter nakedness, But trailing clouds of glory do we come From God, who is our home: Heaven lies about us in […]
Our birth is nothing but our death begun, As tapers waste the moment they take fire.