We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Childless Quotes from Lionel Shriver, Joyce Carol Oates, Francis Bacon, Sarah Paulson, James Cameron. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
The absence of doll babies in my toy chest didn’t seriously influence my later decision not to become a mother; rather, I disdained Hasbro’s Baby Alive wetting doll because I was already the kind of girl who would grow up to be childless by choice.
My role models were childless: Virginia Woolf, Jane Austen, George Eliot, the Brontes.
Certainly the best works, and of greatest merit for the public, have proceeded from the unmarried, or childless men.
I usually feel like the role comes to you to sort of illuminate some piece of where you are in your life. I feel like I myself am a single woman and I’m childless – by choice – at this point, and I don’t know what will happen.
If you wait until the right time to have a child you’ll die childless, and I think film making is very much the same thing. You just have to take the plunge and just start shooting something even if it’s bad.
There’s this idea that at the lowest rungs of the social ladder in an African family is a childless woman – and the lowest rung of all is a motherless child.
As fathers commonly go, it is seldom a misfortune to be fatherless; and considering the general run of sons, as seldom a misfortune to be childless.
The separation of a childless couple is dramatic, but the separation of a couple with children is always tragic.
I am politically pro-choice, but personally pro-life. I have my faith but refuse to force it on the world at large – especially this world, so brutal and unjust. I cannot make these wrenching personal life and death decisions for others – nor do I believe they should be made by a church run by childless men.
I’m a childless woman, yet I felt no maternal urges whatsoever. The prospect of years of broken nights and nappy changes holds no appeal for me.
If you live for your children, they may be smitten down and leave you desolate, or, what is far worse, they may desert you and leave you worse than childless in a cold and unfeeling world.
As a mentor and an advocate, I’ve seen no end to the ways that childless people can contribute to the lives and well-being of kids – and adults, for that matter.
I suddenly had this really mad desire to have an affair with a woman. I was divorced. I was childless. I figured there’s got to be one more way to really tick off my mom.
A mother-in-law is better than a single and childless political persona, though.
I have a romantic conception of the writer’s life, and the sort of writer’s life that I admire is probably a childless life, possibly a marriageless life, certainly a travelling life – I’m in awe of how much D.H. Lawrence managed to get around. But that’s never been something I’m capable of doing.