Born - Quotes


It is not more surprising to be born twice than once; everything in nature is resurrection.


We were born into a mystery, one that has haunted us since at least as long as we've been human. We awakened on this tiny world beneath a blanket of stars like an abandoned baby left on a doorstep without a note to explain where we came from, who we are, how our universe came to be, and with no idea how to end our cosmic isolation. We’ve had to figure it all out for ourselves.

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (movie)

Love came down at Christmas,
Love all lovely, Love divine;
Love was born at Christmas;
Star and angels gave the sign.

Christina Rossetti

We are going to die, and that makes us the lucky ones. Most people are never going to die because they are never going to be born. The potential people who could have been here in my place but who will in fact never see the light of day outnumber the sand grains of Arabia. Certainly those unborn ghosts include greater poets than Keats, scientists greater than Newton. We know this because the set of possible people allowed by our DNA so massively outnumbers the set of actual people. In the teeth of these stupefying odds it is you and I, in our ordinariness, that are here.

Richard Dawkins

The mathematician is born, not made.

Henri Poincaré

Some people are just born human. The rest of us, we take a lifetime to get there.

Chuck Palahniuk

Whatever is born into this world, no matter how, and for whatever reason, is born to die.

Anne Rice

They say that in the second before our death, each of us understands the real reason for our existence, and out of that moment, Heaven or Hell is born. Hell is when we look back during that fraction of a second and know that we wasted an opportunity to dignify the miracle of life. Paradise is being able to say at that moment: "I made some mistakes, but I wasn`t a coward. I lived my life and did what I had to do."

Paulo Coelho

Everything begins only to end. The moment you were born you began to die. That’s how it is with everything.

Janne Teller

Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.

Bertrand Russell

Never regret anything you have done with a sincere affection; nothing is lost that is born of the heart.

Basil Rathbone

Be not afraid of greatness [...]. Some are born great, [...] some achieve greatness, [...] and others have greatness thrust upon them.

William Shakespeare

I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead;
I lift my eyes and all is born again.

Sylvia Plath

It was good of Friedrich Nietzsche to declare God dead - I declare that he has never been born. It is a created fiction, an invention, not a discovery. Do you understand the difference between invention and discovery? A discovery is about truth, an invention is manufactured by you. It is man-manufactured fiction.


You only live twice: Once when you`re born
And once when you look death in the face.

Ian Fleming


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