76 First Born Quotes

Ayan Banerjee
Mar 14, 2023 By Ayan Banerjee
Originally Published on Feb 28, 2023
Edited by Camilla Harding
Fact-checked by Yohaniz Ayesha
First Born Quote by Larry Barretto

The journey of becoming parents is filled with a variety of emotions.

From the point you realize that you or your partner is pregnant, to the second you witness your newborn baby arriving in to the world, everything changes. You will always strive to be a better person for your first child and create that special bond with them.

If you are parents to multiple children, even after your firstborn, you will experience a special bond with each of them, which will make each relationship like nothing else.

Catchy First Born Quotes

Parenthood can change an individual permanently. Keep reading to see more first born quotes.

"The child must know that he is a miracle. That since the beginning of the world there hasn’t been, and until the end of the world, there will not be, another child like him."

- Pablo Casals.

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

– Sigrid Leo.

"If I have a monument in this world, it is my son."

– Maya Angelou.

"As soon as I saw you, I knew a grand adventure was about to happen."

– Winnie the Pooh.

"Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart."

- Winnie the Pooh.

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

– Larry Barretto.

"I live for my sons. I would be lost without them."

– Princess Diana.

"Children bring us a piece of heaven on Earth."

– Roland Leonhardt.

"You’re the best thing I never knew I needed."

– The Princess and the Frog.

"Miracle: any outcome outside of the realm of what you believe is probable for you."

– Hal Elrod.

"I have a son, who is my heart. A wonderful young man, daring and loving and strong and kind."

– Maya Angelou.

"The most important mark I leave on this world is my son."

– Sarah Shahi.

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

– Eda J. Le Shan.

"A mother continues to labor long after the baby is born."

– Lisa Jo Baker.

"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.

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

– Terri Guillemets.

"A baby is God’s opinion that the world should go on."

– Carl Sandburg.

"The moment that changed me forever was the moment my first child was born. I was happy, filled with hope, and thought, 'Now I understand the whole point of work, of life, of love'."

– Paul Theroux.

"Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged of man."

- Rabindranath Tagore.

"It is a smile of a baby that makes life worth living."

– Debasish Mridha.

"You are my sun, my moon, and all of my stars."

– E.E. Cummings.

"Sons are the anchors of a mother’s life."

– Sophocles.

"Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws."

– Barbara Kingsolver.

"And she loved a little boy very, very much even more than she loved herself."

- Shel Silverstein.

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

– Debasish Mridha.

"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.

"When joy and prayer are married, their first born child is gratitude."

- Charles Spurgeon.

"I was like a balloon flying around in the air. And as soon as our first child was born, boom - my feet came right down to the ground."

- John Prine.

First Born Quotes For Daughters

Here are some first born quotes that relate to when a daughter is born.

"One girl is worth more than twenty boys."

- Peter Pan.

"Though she be but little, she is fierce."

– William Shakespeare.

"Every day is Father’s Day to me when I’m with her: when I’ll be able to hold my daughter and see her grow and see her smile. That’s Father’s Day to me every day."

- Saquon Barkley.

"Absolutely, I don’t believe in rules. As I tell my daughter when she is mischievous, Well-behaved women rarely make history."

– Nia Vardalos.

"Let her sleep, for when she wakes she will move mountains."

– Napoleon.

"Certain is it that there is no kind of affection so purely angelic as of a father to a daughter. In love to our wives there is desire; to our sons, ambition; but to our daughters, there is something which there are no words to express."

– Joseph Addison.

"Make no mistake about why these babies are here, they are here to replace us."

– Jerry Seinfeld.

"To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power. Or the climbing, falling colors of a rainbow."

– Maya Angelou.

"To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter."

– Euripides.

"A daughter is a bundle of firsts that excite and delight, giggles that come from deep inside and are always contagious, everything wonderful and precious and your love for her knows no bounds."

– Barbara Cage.

"Who can describe the transports of a beam truly parental on beholding a daughter shoot up like some fair and modest flower, and acquire, day after day, fresh beauty and growing sweetness, so as to fill every eye with pleasure and every heart with admiration?"

– George Fordyce.

"Our daughters are the most precious of our treasures, the dearest possessions of our homes and the objects of our most watchful love."

– Margaret E. Sangster.

First Born Quotes On Parenting

Being parents for the first time is not always easy and sometimes it will feel as if nothing happens the right away. However over time you will establish an excellent relationship with your firstborn.

"Join them in their world when they’re little so you’ll be welcome in their world when they get big."

– L.R. Knost.

"I believe the choice to become a mother is the choice to become one of the greatest spiritual teachers there is."

– Oprah.

"Giving birth and being born brings us into the essence of creation, where the human spirit is courageous and bold and the body, a miracle of wisdom."

– Harriette Hartigan.

"The amazing thing about becoming a parent is that you will never again be your own first priority."

– Olivia Wilde.

"Anyone who tells you fatherhood is the greatest thing that can happen to you, they are understating it."

– Mike Myers.

"A mother’s arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them."

- Victor Hugo.

"My father didn’t tell me how to live. He lived and let me watch him do it."

- Clarence Budington Kelland.

"Sometimes we are in the middle of the miracle, we just don’t know it yet."

– Jonathan Ray.

"Always kiss your children goodnight, even if they’re already asleep."

– H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

"When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child."

– Sophia Loren.

"The best way of training the young is to train yourself at the same time; not to admonish them, but to be seen never doing that of which you would admonish them."

– Plato.

"Some dads liken the impending birth of a child to the beginning of a great journey."

Marcus Jacob Goldman.

"You don’t raise heroes, you raise sons. And if you treat them like sons, they’ll turn out to be heroes, even if it’s just in your own eyes."

– Walter M. Schirra Sr.

"Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body."

– Elizabeth Stone.

"Man adopts a role called Being a Father so that his child would have something mythical and infinitely important: a Protector, who would keep a lid on all the chaotic and catastrophic possibilities of life."

– Tom Wolfe.

"The nature of impending fatherhood is that you are doing something that you’re unqualified to do, and then you become qualified while doing it."

– John Green.

"The biggest surprise, which is also the best, is that I didn’t know I would love motherhood as much as I do."

– Deborah Norville.

"It is a wise father that knows his own child."

– 'Merchant of Venice', William Shakespeare.

"We have a secret in our culture, and it’s not that birth is painful. It’s that women are strong."

– Laura Stavoe Harm.

"I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection."

– Sigmund Freud.

"That is the thankless position of the father in the family, the provider for all, and the enemy of all."

– J. August Strindberg.

"Every father should remember one day his son will follow his example, not his advice."

– Charles Kettering.

"Miracles are not contrary to nature, but only contrary to what we know about nature."

– Augustine of Hippo.

"I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments, when they aren’t trying to teach us. We are formed by little scraps of wisdom."

– Umberto Eco.

"A mother is always the beginning. She is how things begin."

– Amy Tan.

"You can only have one first born child. You may love all your children deeply and with passion, but there is something unique about the first born."

- Raymond E. Feist.

"Every parent craves for a child, and once their wishes come true, they feel that it's not possible for them to love anyone more that the first born. But the fact is, after you have the second issue, the feeling is, how can I not love the kid?"

- Kajol.

"Being a parent is not for the faint of heart. I may joke about knowing fear, but the fact is, the first time I ever knew real fear was the day Charlotte, my first child, was born. Suddenly there is someone in the world you care about more than anything."

- Harlan Coben.

Amusing First Born Quotes

There are many challenges for new parents such as changing diapers and sleepless nights which will have quickly taught them how overwhelming parenting can be! Read more below to see the lighter side to parenting a firstborn child.

"A baby boy has a special way of bringing out the man in his father and the little boy in his grandfather."

– Tanya Masse.

"Little boys should never be sent to bed. They always wake up a day older."

– J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan.

"Ah, babies! They’re more than just adorable little creatures on whom you can blame your farts."

– Tina Fey.

"Babies are such a nice way to start people."

– Don Herold.

"Babies are always more trouble than you thought and more wonderful."

– Charles Osgood.

"People who say, they sleep like a baby, usually don’t have one."

– Leo Burke.

"When your first baby drops her pacifier, you sterilize it. When your second baby drops her pacifier, you tell the dog: 'Fetch!'."

– Bruce Lansky.

"If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?"

– Milton Berle.

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Written by Ayan Banerjee

Bachelor of Science specializing in Nautical Science

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Ayan BanerjeeBachelor of Science specializing in Nautical Science

Thanks to his degree in nautical science from T.S. Chanakya, IMU Navi Mumbai Campus, Ayan excels at producing high-quality content across a range of genres, with a strong foundation in technical writing. Ayan's contributions as an esteemed member of the editorial board of The Indian Cadet magazine and a valued member of the Chanakya Literary Committee showcase his writing skills. In his free time, Ayan stays active through sports such as badminton, table tennis, trekking, and running marathons. His passion for travel and music also inspire his writing, providing valuable insights.

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