„Which is worse, Risa often wondered, to have tens of thousands of babies that no one wanted or to silently make then go away before they were even born“

—  Neal Shusterman, livro Unwind

Fonte: Unwind

Última atualização 3 de Junho de 2021. História

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„Unjust Cause: This art is worth more than ten thousand staters, that one should choose the worse cause, and nevertheless be victorious.“

—  Aristophanés, The Clouds

tr. Hickie 1853, vol. 1, Perseus http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text.jsp?doc=Aristoph.+Cl.+1041
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„Hundreds of thousands of babies are born every day. While the whole phenomenon is menacing, one of them by itself is not newsworthy.“

—  Richard Stallman American software freedom activist, short story writer and computer programmer, founder of the GNU project 1953

His reaction to a baby announcement on a SFBA social mailing list (21 February 1993), as quoted in "RMS -vs- Doctor, on the evils of Natalism" at Art.net http://www.art.net/Studios/Hackers/Hopkins/Don/text/rms-vs-doctor.html
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Contexto: Hundreds of thousands of babies are born every day. While the whole phenomenon is menacing, one of them by itself is not newsworthy. Nor is it a difficult achievement — even some fish can do it. (Now, if you were a seahorse, it would be more interesting, since it would be the male that gave birth.)... These birth announcements also spread the myth that having a baby is something to be proud of, which fuels natalist pressure, which leads to pollution, extinction of wildlife, poverty, and ultimately mass starvation.

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„On the very day that such resolution is passed, they will see before them ten thousand Clearchuses instead of one.“

—  Xenophon, livro Anabasis

Bk. 3, ch. 2; pp. 88-89.
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Contexto: On making prisoners of our generals, they expected that we should perish from want of direction and order. It is incumbent, therefore, on our present commanders to be far more vigilant than our former ones, and on those under command to be far more orderly, and more obedient to their officers, at present than they were before…On the very day that such resolution is passed, they will see before them ten thousand Clearchuses instead of one.

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„until you have a baby, you don't even realize how much you were missing one“

—  Jodi Picoult Author 1966

Variante: That's the strange thing about being a mother: until you have a baby, you don't even realize how much you were missing one
Fonte: Vanishing Acts

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„Whenever I'm sad I just imagine if babies were born with moustaches.“

—  Liam Payne English singer and songwriter 1993

https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/6422617.Liam_Payne

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„Even if I fell sick, in the world millions of people are infected with coronavirus, tens of thousands have died, and am I not human?“

—  Ramzan Kadyrov President of Chechnya, former militia leader 1976

Fonte: "Coronavirus: Chechen leader Kadyrov 'healthy' after Covid scare" in BBC https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-52832611 (28 May 2020)

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