All that children need is love, a grownup to take responsibility for them, and a soft place to land.
- Deborah Harkness, A Discovery of Witches
Having a baby is like getting a tattoo on your face. You really need to be certain it's what you want before you commit.
- Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love
Having kids sent a tornado through your marriage, then made you happy for the devastation. Even if you could rebuild everything just the way it was before, you’d never want to.
- Rainbow Rowell, Landline
There is no school equal to a decent home and no teacher equal to a virtuous parent.
Children aren't colouring books. You don't get to fill them with your favourite colours.
- Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner