"I wouldn't be surprised if someday some fishermen caught a big shark and cut it open, and there inside was a whole person. Then they cut the person open, and in him is a little baby shark. And in the baby shark there isn't a person, because it would be too small. But there's a little doll or something, like a Johnny Combat little toy guy---something like that."
-- Jack Handey [Deep Thoughts], Recurring Saturday Night Live comedy bit
"A baby is God's opinion that life should go on."
-- Carl Sandburg (1878-1967), American writer known for free verse, "Smoke and Steel"
"Our children are here to stay, but our babies and toddlers and preschoolers are gone as fast as they can grow up-and we have only a short moment with each. When you see a grandfather take a baby in his arms, you see that the moment hasn't always been long enough."
-- Saint Clair Adams Sullivan
"If one feels the need of something grand, something infinite, something that makes one feel aware of God, one need not go far to find it. 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 (1853-90), Dutch postimpressionist painter, "The Potato Eaters," "Starry Night"