quote by Norman Cousins

A library is the delivery room for the birth of ideas, a place where history comes to life.

— Norman Cousins

Risky Delivery Room quotations

I'm not interested in being Wonder Woman in the delivery room. Give me drugs.


Delivery room quote 10% of conflict is due to difference in opinion and 90% is due to delivery and t
10% of conflict is due to difference in opinion and 90% is due to delivery and tone of voice.

The best moments can't be preconceived.

I've spent a lot of time in editing rooms, and a scene can be technically perfect, with perfect delivery and facial expression and timing, and you remember all your lines, and it is dead.

Delivery room quote Every time you subtract negative from your life, you make room for more positive
Every time you subtract negative from your life, you make room for more positive.
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There is always room for those who can be relied upon to delivery the goods when they say they will.

Paddy was in the delivery room when the midwife handed him a black baby.

"Is this yours?" she asked "probably" said Paddy "she burns everything else"

The library is not a shrine for the worship of books.

It is not a temple where literary incense must be burned or where one's one devotion to the bound book is expressed in ritual. A library, to modify the famous metaphor of Socrates, should be the delivery room for the birth of ideas - a place where history comes to life.


Delivery room quote The loudest one in the room is the weakest one in the room.
The loudest one in the room is the weakest one in the room.

A library, to modify the famous metaphor of Socrates, should be the delivery room for the birth of ideas a place where history comes to life.

There's something that happens in that delivery room, when a woman becomes ten times more a woman, and a guy becomes six times less a man. You feel really dopey and useless and like a spectator. I did, anyway.

My child looked at me and I looked back at him in the delivery room, and I realized that out of a sea of infinite possibilities it had come down to this: a specific person, born on the hottest day of the year, conceived on a Christmas Eve, made by his father and me miraculously from scratch.

Delivery room quote Dont fill you head with worries, there wont be room for anything else
Dont fill you head with worries, there wont be room for anything else
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On the way to the delivery room, I almost changed my mind about having a baby.

I wouldn't have found it so hard to go ahead with it if I had realized that having a baby was the only way I could ever become a grandmother.

The gap between the inner and outer self is one I've found interesting, even essential, about the way we move through the world. In The Delivery Room, I enjoyed traveling back and forth between the perspectives of the patients and that of the therapist - with the irony that with your therapist, you are at least supposed to be your most authentic self.


The worst part of directing is always seeing the first assembly.

It's devastating. It really is. It's like going into the delivery room and you can't wait to see your baby, and it's a crocodile.

Delivery room quote There is no room in your future for your past to tag along.
There is no room in your future for your past to tag along.
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I'm not sure if my husband is going to be there when I actually have the baby.

He said the only way he's going to be in the room when there's a delivery is if there's a pizza involved.

Never will I pray for the material things of the world.

I am not calling to a servant to bring me food. I am not ordering an innkeeper to provide me with room. Never will I seek delivery of gold, love, good health, petty victories, fame, success, or happiness. Only for guidance will I pray, that I may be shown the way to acquire these things, and my prayer will always be answered.

Homer and Candy passed by the empty and brightly lit dispensary;

they peeked into Nurse Angela's empty office. Homer knew better than to peek into the delivery room when the light was on. From the dormitory, they could hear Dr. Larch's reading voice. Although Candy held tightly to his hand, Homer was inclined to hurry - in order not to miss the bedtime story.