„If a bad fire should break out in this house and I had my choice of saving the library or the babies, I would save what is alive. Never will a time come when the most marvelous recent invention is as marvelous as a newborn baby.“

—  Carl Sandburg, könyv Remembrance Rock

Remembrance Rock (1948), Ch. 2, p. 7
Kontextus: A baby is God's opinion that life should go on. A book that does nothing to you is dead. A baby, whether it does anything to you, represents life. If a bad fire should break out in this house and I had my choice of saving the library or the babies, I would save what is alive. Never will a time come when the most marvelous recent invention is as marvelous as a newborn baby. The finest of our precision watches, the most super-colossal of our supercargo plants, don't compare with a newborn baby in the number and ingenuity of coils and springs, in the flow and change of chemical solutions, in timing devices and interrelated parts that are irreplaceable. A baby is very modern. Yet it is also the oldest of the ancients. A baby doesn't know he is a hoary and venerable antique — but he is. Before man learned how to make an alphabet, how to make a wheel, how to make a fire, he knew how to make a baby — with the great help of woman, and his God and Maker.

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Carl Sandburg fénykép
Carl Sandburg4
1878 - 1967

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Ben Croshaw fénykép

„I saved the baby. I saved her. For you."
- Bran“

—  Ilona Andrews American husband-and-wife novelist duo

Forrás: Magic Burns

Benjamin Franklin fénykép

„What is the good of a newborn baby?“

—  Benjamin Franklin American author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, a… 1706 - 1790

Widely attributed response to a questioner doubting the usefulness of hot air balloons. See Seymor L. Chapin, "A Legendary Bon Mot?: Franklin's 'What is the Good of a Newborn Baby?'", Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, 129:3 (September 1985), pp. 278–290. Chapin argues (pp. 286–287) that the "evidence overwhelmingly suggests that he said something rather different" and that the attributed quotation is "a probably much older adage".
Attributed

Tina Fey fénykép
Robby Krieger fénykép

„You know that it would be untrue
You know that I would be a liar
If I was to say to you
Girl, we couldn't get much higher.
Come on baby, light my fire —
Come on baby, light my fire —
Try to set the night on fire.“

—  Robby Krieger American rock guitarist and songwriter 1946

"Light My Fire" (1967); because Jim Morrison sang this as The Doors first hit, and he was the group's primary songwriter, this is often mistakenly thought by many to have been written by Morrison.

Jim Morrison fénykép

„You know that it would be untrue
You know that I would be a liar
If I was to say to you
Girl, we couldn't get much higher.
Come on baby, light my fire —
Come on baby, light my fire —
Try to set the night on fire.“

—  Jim Morrison lead singer of The Doors 1943 - 1971

"Light My Fire" (1967). Because Jim Morrison sang this as a breakthrough hit for The Doors and was the group's primary songwriter, this is often mistakenly thought to have been written by him. It was actually written by guitarist Robby Krieger, as were some other songs including "Love Her Madly," "You're Lost Little Girl" and "Touch Me" (as well as some other songs on the Soft Parade album). The second verse of the song, however, was written by Morrison.
Misattributed

Amy Hempel fénykép
Bob Dylan fénykép

„I saw a newborn baby with wild wolves all around it.“

—  Bob Dylan American singer-songwriter, musician, author, and artist 1941

Song lyrics, The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (1963), A Hard Rain's a-Gonna Fall

Henry George fénykép

„At the beginning of this marvelous era it was natural to expect, and it was expected, that labor-saving inventions would lighten the toil and improve the condition of the laborer; that the enormous increase in the power of producing wealth would make real poverty a thing of the past.“

—  Henry George, könyv Progress and Poverty

Introductory : The Problem
Progress and Poverty (1879)
Kontextus: At the beginning of this marvelous era it was natural to expect, and it was expected, that labor-saving inventions would lighten the toil and improve the condition of the laborer; that the enormous increase in the power of producing wealth would make real poverty a thing of the past. … It is true that disappointment has followed disappointment, and that discovery upon discovery, and invention after invention, have neither lessened the toil of those who most need respite, nor brought plenty to the poor. But there have been so many things to which it seemed this failure could be laid, that up to our time the new faith has hardly weakened. We have better appreciated the difficulties to be overcome; but not the less trusted that the tendency of the times was to overcome them.
Now, however, we are coming into collision with facts which there can be no mistaking. From all parts of the civilized world come complaints of industrial depression; of labor condemned to involuntary idleness; of capital massed and wasting; of pecuniary distress among businessmen; of want and suffering and anxiety among the working classes. All the dull, deadening pain, all the keen, maddening anguish, that to great masses of men are involved in the words "hard times," afflict the world to-day. This state of things, common to communities differing so widely in situation, in political institutions, in fiscal and financial systems, in density of population and in social organization, can hardly be accounted for by local causes.

Courtney Love fénykép

„I want my baby
Where is my baby?
I want my baby
Where is my baby?“

—  Courtney Love American punk singer-songwriter, musician, actress, and artist 1964

"I Think That I Would Die"
Song lyrics, Live Through This (1994)

Tom Petty fénykép
Michael McIntyre fénykép
Zsa Zsa Gabor fénykép

„I am a marvelous housekeeper. Every time I leave a man, I keep his house.“

—  Zsa Zsa Gabor Hungarian-American socialite and actress 1917 - 2016

How to Catch a Man, Keep a Man, and Get Rid of a Man (Doubleday, 1970)

Julian of Norwich fénykép
Edith Sitwell fénykép
Rick Riordan fénykép
Michael Jackson fénykép
Neamat Imam fénykép
Smokey Robinson fénykép

„p>Ooo la la la la
I did you wrong; my heart went out to play.
But in the game I lost you.
What a price to pay, hey I'm crying.Ooo baby baby.
Ooo baby baby.</p“

—  Smokey Robinson American R&B singer-songwriter and record producer 1940

Ooo Baby Baby, written by Smokey Robinson and Pete Moore (1965)
Song lyrics, With The Miracles

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