„I have come out in favor of birth control but sterilization is a crippling of a vital body function.“
„The true dualism I take to be the contrast between two wills, one of which is felt as vital impulse (élan vital) and the other as vital control (frein vital).“
— Irving Babbitt American academic and literary criticism 1865 - 1933
Representative Writings (1981), p. xvi
„The frantic life of today has swept up women to the point where... they feel that there is no time for this vital natural function.(breastfeeding) I have many duties and obligations of state along with my husband, but my family comes first.“
— Grace Kelly American actress and Princess consort of Monaco 1929 - 1982
The Milwaukee Sentinel Princess Puts Motherhood First Jul 17, 1971
„If even dying is to be made a social function, then, grant me the favor of sneaking out on tiptoe without disturbing the party.“
— Dag Hammarskjöld Swedish diplomat, economist, and author 1905 - 1961
As quoted in As I Journey On : Meditations for Those Facing Death (2000) by Sharon Dardis and Cindy Rogers
„Our Sages refer to Prayer as "Service of the Heart". But the heart cannot work properly unless the brain functions to stimulate and control its operation. In the physiology of Prayer, too, the mind plays as vital a role as the heart.“
— Immanuel Jakobovits British rabbi 1921 - 1999
Foreword, p. ix to "Following the Synagogue Service" by Jeffrey Cohen, Gnesia Publications, 1997, .
„The mind does not regulate its own condition. Mental depression, for example, is a state of mind caused by the body. In a cell in the hole it only seems that there is a separation of mind and body - in fact, the body's condition (of deprivation of sensations; experiences, functions, and so on) controls the moods of the mind more than in any other situation I can think of.“
— Jack Abbott Author, criminal 1944 - 2002
„What parts of this function of administration should be subjected to the control of the function of politics?“
— Frank Johnson Goodnow American historian 1859 - 1939
„L. A. Times: You voted against coverage of birth control, [against] forcing health insurance companies to cover birth control in the past. Is that, is that still your position?
John McCain: I'll look at my voting record on it, but … I don‘t recall the vote.
L. A. Times: [Your campaign advisor's] statement was that it was unfair that health insurance companies [are forced by the government to] cover Viagra but not birth control. Do you have an opinion on that?
John McCain: I don‘t know enough about it … I hadn‘t thought about it much.“
— John McCain politician from the United States 1936
On McCain campaign advisor and former HP CEO Carly Fiorina's presenting mandatory birth control coverage as McCain's own position: "Many health insurance plans cover Viagra, but won‘t cover birth control medications. Those women would like a choice." http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/25639007/
— Charles Evans Hughes American judge 1862 - 1948
Statement of May 1908, quoted in "Reauthorization of The Civil Rights Division of The United States Department of Justice" (15 May 2003) US House of Representatives.
— Friedrich Dürrenmatt Swiss author and dramatist 1921 - 1990
Portrait of a Planet (1971)
„Ordering a man to write a poem is like commanding a pregnant woman to give birth to a red-haired child.“
— Carl Sandburg American writer and editor 1878 - 1967