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Diaper backward spells repaid. Think about it.

Marshall Mcluhan (1911-1980) Canadian communications theorist and educator.

Moving between the legs of tables and of chairs, rising or falling, grasping at kisses and toys, advancing boldly, sudden to take alarm, retreating to the corner of arm and knee, eager to be reassured, taking pleasure in the fragrant brilliance of the Christmas tree.

T. S. Eliot (1888-1965) American-English poet and playwright.

''I have no name:'' I am but two days old. ''What shall I call thee?'' I happy am, ''Joy is my name.'' sweet joy befall thee!

William Blake (1757-1827) British poet and painter.

Everyone knows that by far the happiest and universally enjoyable age of man is the first. What is there about babies which makes us hug and kiss and fondle them, so that even an enemy would give them help at that age?

Desiderius Erasmus (1466-1536) Dutch humanist and theologian.

We have not all had the good fortune to be ladies. We have not all been generals, or poets, or statesmen; but when the toast works down to the babies, we stand on common ground.

Mark Twain (1835-1910) U.S. humorist, writer, and lecturer.

A soiled baby, with a neglected nose, cannot be conscientiously regarded as a thing of beauty.

Mark Twain (1835-1910) U.S. humorist, writer, and lecturer.

Mark the babe not long accustomed to this breathing world; One that hath barely learned to shape a smile, though yet irrational of soul, to grasp with tiny finger -- to let fall a tear; And, as the heavy cloud of sleep dissolves, To stretch his limbs, becoming, as might seem. The outward functions of intelligent man.

William Wordsworth (1770-1850) English Romantic poet.

Since people are going to be living longer and getting older, they'll just have to learn how to be babies longer.

Andy Warhol (1930-1987) American artist and filmmaker.

No one who has seen a baby sinking back satiated from the breast and falling asleep with flushed cheeks and a blissful smile can escape the reflection that this picture persists as a prototype of the expression of sexual satisfaction in later life.

Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) Austrian fhysician. Founder of Psychoanalysis.

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

Carl Sandburg (1878-1967) American poet.

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