Or don't you like to write letters. I do because it's such a swell way to keep from working and yet feel you've done something.
— Ernest Hemingway

Death is the dropping of the flower that the fruit may swell.
Henry Ward Beecher swells quote

The rich swell up with pride, the poor from hunger.
— Sholom Aleichem

You had to feel the swell change. You had to go with the change. He told me that. No eye is on the sparrow but he did tell me that.
— Joan Didion

If men were equally at risk from this condition -- if they knew their bellies might swell as if they were suffering from end-stage cirrhosis, that they would have to go nearly a year without a stiff drink, a cigarette, or even an aspirin, that they would be subject to fainting spells and unable to fight their way onto commuter trains -- then I am sure that pregnancy would be classified as a sexually transmitted disease and abortions would be no more controversial than emergency appendectomies.
— Barbara Ehrenreich