Baby Sayings and Quotes

Babies aren’t just cute. They’re little beacons of hope for the future. Celebrate the joy children bring to the lives of loved ones with the insightful and humorous baby quotes below.


I love these little people; and it is not a slight thing when they, who are so fresh from God, love us.     

Charles Dickens

In the garden of humanity every baby is a fresh new flower.     

Debasish Mridha

A happy baby has shining eyes. It walks open hearted into the world and spreads magic.     

Sigrid Leo

Making the decision to have a child — it's momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking outside your body.     

Elizabeth Stone

Babies are bits of stardust, blown from the hand of God.     

Larry Barretto

Every child born into the world is a new thought of God, an ever fresh and radiant possibility.     

Kate Douglas Wiggin

Life is a flame that is always burning itself out, but it catches fire again every time a child is born.     

George Bernard Shaw

You know what the great thing about babies is? They are like little bundles of hope. Like the future in a basket.     

Lish McBride

It's extraordinary to look into a baby's face and see a piece of your flesh and your spirit. It makes you realize you are a part of the human race.     

Liam Neeson

I think that I see something deeper, more infinite, more eternal than the ocean in the expression of the eyes of a little baby when it wakes in the morning and coos or laughs because it sees the sun shining on its cradle.     

Vincent Van Gogh

A baby is a blank check made payable to the human race.     

Barbara Christine Seifert

The babies are amazing. They begin each day all warm and sleepy, smelling of promise.     

Julia Roberts

When he finally was placed into my arms, I looked into his precious eyes and felt an overwhelming, unconditional love. I never felt so complete and empowered in my life.     

Giselle Bundchen

A baby is born with a need to be loved - and never outgrows it.     

Frank A. Clark

A new baby is like the beginning of all things — wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities.     

Eda J. Le Shan

Every newborn baby I see glows with love, a glow I see coming from the Soul.     

Lorna Byrne

A baby is God's opinion that life should go on.     

Carl Sandburg

Not flesh of my flesh, nor bone of my bone, but still miraculously my own. Never forget for a single minute, you didn't grow under my heart, but in it.     

Fleur Conkling Heylinger

If your baby is beautiful and perfect, never cries or fusses, sleeps on schedule and burps on demand, an angel all the time, you're the grandma.     

Theresa Bloomingdale

It's all kind of these profound things crashing on you when your child arrives into the world. It's like you've met your reason to live.     

Johnny Depp

Little children are still the symbol of the eternal marriage between love and duty.     

George Eliot

Babies are like little suns that, in a magical way, bring warmth, happiness and light into our lives.     

Kartini Diapari-Oengider

For having a baby's sweet face so close to your own, for so long a time as it takes to nurse 'em, is a great tonic for a sad soul.     

Erica Eisdorfer

I hadn't slept for two nights and yet when she was born, I had never felt more alive.     

Emily Schuman

Loving a baby is a circular business, a kind of feedback loop. The more you give the more you get and the more you get the more you feel like giving.     

Penelope Leach

Having a child is surely the most beautifully irrational act that two people in love can commit.     

Bill Cosby

Before you were born I carried you under my heart. From the moment you arrived in this world until the moment I leave it, I will always carry you in my heart.     

Mandy Harrison

Having my baby fall asleep in my arms takes away all of my worries and stresses. A sense of complete and total peace comes over me.     

Maria Jose Ovalle

You never understand life until it grows inside of you.     

Sandra C. Kassis

A baby is an alimentary canal with a loud voice at one end a no responsibility at the other.     

Ronald Reagan

An infant's smile was the greatest promise that the world would go on, no matter how much the grown-ups mucked around with it.     

Janice Maynard

As we carry our baby inside us, we know almost nothing about it that distinguishes it from anyone else's baby — except that we love it unlike any other baby.     

Roni Jay

A baby is something you carry inside you for nine months, in your arms for three years and in your heart till the day you die.     

Mary Mason

I always wondered why babies spend so much time sucking their thumbs. Then I tasted baby food.     

Robert Orben

Babies are such a nice way to start people.     

Don Herold

Every child begins the world again.     

Henry David Thoreau

The jewel of the sky is the sun, the jewel of the house is the child.     

Chinese Saying

Carrying a baby is the most rewarding experience a woman can enjoy.     

Jayne Mansfield

Having a baby is a life-changer. It gives you a whole other perspective on why you wake up every day.     

Taylor Hanson

Every baby born into the world is a finer one than the last.     

Charles Dickens

Just like a plant needs light and space to grow, a child needs love and freedom to unfold.     

Sigrid Leo

Babies need social interactions with loving adults who talk with them, listen to their babblings, name objects for them, and give them opportunities to explore their worlds.     

Sandra Scarr

Having a baby is one of the most wonderful things in your life, as well as the hardest thing in your life.     

Nuno Bettencourt

Life doesn't get more real than having a newborn at home.     

Eric Church

And when our baby stirs and struggles to be born it compels humility: what we began is now its own.     

Margaret Mead

Having a baby is part of a woman's life, and it is surely a great waste to be afraid of life.     

Joan Lowery Nixon

Having a baby changes the way you view your in-laws. I love it when they come to visit now. They can hold the baby and I can go out.     

Matthew Broderick

With every newborn baby a little sun rises.     

Irmgard Erath

We can't form our children on our own concepts; we must take them and love them as God gives them to us.     

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The superstition of not physically preparing one's home for a new baby, of not having a baby shower until after the baby is born,     

Douglas Weber

Baby love, baby mild. Welcome, welcome, brand new child.     

Linda Robertson

We are grateful for this new being, who is small in body yet great in soul, who has come into our midst as a gift.     

Anne Spring

I am small, please hold me./ When I'm peevish, soothe me with your song./ when I'm frightened, remind me that you're there./ When I'm flailing, surround me with your love./ When the world is too big, please find me./ When you count your blessings, let me be your heart's desire.     

Kate Robinson

The worst feature of a new baby is its mother's singing.     

Kin Hubbard

There is a time when things with holes seem particularly fascinating. That's not surprising. The baby's own mouth is an important source of information and comfort in the early weeks and months of life.     

Fred Rogers

When the first baby laughed for the first time, the laugh broke into a thousand pieces and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies.     

J.M. Barrie

The Grizzly Bear is huge and wild; / He has devoured an infant child./ The infant child is not aware / He has been eaten by the bear.     

A.E. Housman

But what am I? / An infant crying in the night :/ An infant crying for the light :/ And with no language but a cry.     

Susan Ratcliffe

At first the infant, / Mewling and puking in the nurse's arms./ And then the whining school boy, with his satchel / And shining morning face, creeping like snail./ Unwillingly to school.     

Susan Ratcliffe

A baby isn't meant to stay a baby forever, and neither is a new Christian.     

Billy Graham

A babe at the breast is as much pleasure as the bearing is pain.     

Marion Zimmer Bradley

A mother's heart is a baby's most beautiful dwelling.     

Ed Dussault

Babies are more trouble than you thought, and more wonderful.     

Charles Osgood

Don't forget that compared to a grown up person every baby is a genius. Think of the capacity to learn! The freshness, the temperament, the will of a baby a few months old.     

May Sarton

Enchanting as that baby-laugh, all dimples and glitter— so strangely arch and innocent.     

Margaret Fuller

Home alone with a wakeful newborn, I could shower so quickly that the mirror didn't fog and the backs of my knees stayed dry.     

Marni Jackson

Anyone who uses the phrase 'easy as taking a candy from a baby' has never tried taking a candy from a baby     

Fran Lebowitz

In the sheltered simplicity of the first days after a baby is born, one sees again the magical closed circle. the miraculous sense of two people existing only for each other.     

Ann Morrow Lindbergh

Keeping a baby requires a good deal of time, effort, time, thought and equipment, so unless you are prepared for this, we recommend that you start with a hamster, whose wants are far simpler.     

Elinor Goulding Smith

Still, my heart was bursting with excitement, knowing every love, every soul is unique, and I would soon lock eyes with my amazing baby girl.     

Hoda Kotb

A baby's cradle with no baby in it/ A baby's grave where autumn leaves drop sere/ The sweet soul gathered home to paradise /The body waiting here.     

Christina Georgina Rossetti

I know a baby, such a baby / Round blue eyes and cheeks of pink / Such an elbow furrowed with dimples / Such a wrist where creases sink / ‘Cuddle and love me, cuddle and love me’/ Crows the mouth of coral pink / Oh, the bald head, and, oh, the sweet lips / And, oh, the sleepy eyes that wink!      

Christina Georgina Rossetti

The rain was uninhibitedly untamed; and so was my new born baby daughter; kicking left; right and center; in her diminutively blessed cradle.     

Nikhil Parekh

Lightly they hold him and lightly they sway him / Soft as a pillow are somebody's arms / Down he goes slowly, ever so lowly / Over the rim of the cradle they lay him / Baby's first journey is free from alarms.     

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

This is a place where grandmothers hold babies on their laps under the stars and whisper in their ears that the lights in the sky are holes in the floor of heaven.     

Rick Bragg

You see your baby lying in front of you and you realize that it is now your responsibility to raise this beautiful little wonder and to equip your kid with everything it needs for life.     

Steve Mueller

A baby is as pure as an angel and as fresh as a blooming flower.     

Debashis Mridha

Babies cry at birth because it is the first time they experience separation from love.     

Kamand Kojouri

There are no words that can describe the euphoria you feel when your baby recognizes you for the first time and smiles.     

Jared Padalecki

It’s a good thing babies don’t give you a lot of time to think. You fall in love with them and when you realize how much they love you back, life is very simple.     

Anita Diamant

Perfection only exists in babies and pastries.     

Gayle Wray

It was the tiniest thing I ever decided to put my whole life into.     

Terri Guillemets

The children we bring into the world are small replicas of ourselves and our husbands; the pride and joy of grandfathers and grandmothers. We dream of being mothers, and for most of us that dreams are realized naturally. For this is the Miracle of Life.     

Azelene Williams