For who would lose, Though full of pain, this intellectual being, Those thoughts that wander through eternity, To perish rather, swallow'd up and lost In the wide womb of uncreated night, Devoid of sense and motion?
A painting or sculpture not modelled on any real object is every bit as concrete and sensuous as a leaf or a stone.. ..(but) it is an incomplete art which privileges the intellect to the detriment of the senses... (art must be like..) fruit that grows in man, like a fruit on a plant or a child in it’s mother’s womb. (circa 1930)hans arp
To maintain this state of things we make all our achievements in science and technology serve organised mass murder; we educate our youth into uniformed killers, deliver the people to the soulless tyranny of a bureaucracy, put men from the cradle to the grave under police supervision, erect everywhere jails and penitentiaries, and fill every land with whole armies of informers and spies. Should not such "order," from whose infected womb are born eternally brutal power, injustice, lies, crime and moral rottennesslike poisonous germs of destructive plagues gradually convince even conservative minds that it is order too dearly bought?rudolf rocker
Historians spend their lives and lavish ink Explaining how great commonwealths collapse From great defects of policyperhaps The cause is sometimes simpler than they think. ? Have more states perished, then, For having shackled the enquiring mind, Than those who, in their folly not less blind, Trusted the servile womb to breed free men?1965 'Advice toYoung Ladies', in Collected Poems1930-1970 (1972).
They call her a young country, but they lie: She is the last of lands, the emptiest, A woman beyond her change of life, a breast Still tender but within the womb is dry.'Australia', in Collected Poems1930-1970 (1972).
Forget not bees in winter, though they sleep, For winter's big with summer in her womb.1926 The Land,'Spring'.
We take nothing from the womb but pure filth [meras sordes]. The seething spring of sin is so deep and abundant that vices are always bubbling up form it to bespatter and stain what is otherwise pure.... We should remember that we are not guilty of one offense only but are buried in innumerable impurities.... all human works, if judged according to their own worth, are nothing but filth and defilement.... they are always spattered and befouled with many stains.... it is certain that there is no one who is not covered with infinite filth.john calvin
O faithful! Moulded in one womb, We have stood together all the years, All the glad years and all the sorrowful years, Own brothers: through good repute and ill, In direst peril true to me, Leaving all things for me, spending yourself In the hard service that I taught to you, Of all the men that I have known on earth, You only have been my familiar friend, Nor needed I another.patrick pearse
If there is one place on the face of the earth where all the dreams of living men have found a home from the very earliest days when man began the dream of existence, it is India . … For more than 30 centuries, the tree of vision , with all its thousand branches and their millions of twigs, has sprung from this torrid land, the burning womb of the Gods . It renews itself tirelessly showing no signs of decay.romain rolland
The state could have been concerned about rendering society callous to infanticide ... the horror of seeing a live human creature outside the womb dismembered. Can't that be a valid societal interest?Antonin Scalia, questioning attorneys during oral arguments (April 25, 2000).
If it was dark, it was the darkness of the womb.Lynn White, as quoted in Robert Sabatino Lopez (1959). The Tenth Century: How Dark the Dark Ages?. Reinhart.
If partial-birth abortions remain legal, if Congress allows them to continue, what next? Killing a child who has emerged from the womb 3 or 4 more inches... Opponents of this bill keep asking whether it would be the first step in an effort to ban all abortions, but the real question is whether allowing this procedure is not a step toward legalized infanticide.Helen Alvare, representing the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, testifying before the Subcommittee on the Constitution, U.S. House of Representatives, March 21, 1996 .
Women...sacrificing to lasciviousness the parental affection...either destroy the embryo in the womb, or cast if off when born. Nature in every thing demands respect, and those who violate her laws seldom violate them with impunity.Mary Wollstonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights of Women (1792).
I have the utmost respect for life; I appreciate that life starts early in the womb, but I also believe that I am ending it for good reasons.Anonymous Boston abortion doctor, "Confessions of an Abortion Doctor," Cheryl Alkon, Boston Magazine, December 2004.
[Wade: Day I die, Byron, I'm gettin' sprung from hell. ] I might think that too, if I came from the seed of a drunk gravedigger, and the rancid womb of a whore.Who: Byron McElroy
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you. Blessed are thou amongst woman, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus. Holy Mary, mother of God, pray for us sinners- Who: Fredo CorleoneNote: Fredo had believed that saying a Hail Mary helps catch fish. While fishing with Al Neri, he is shot while saying it on Michael's orders.