A favorite for the day - one that struck me as particularly powerful: "I long so much to make beautiful things. But beautiful things require effort - and disappointment and perseverance." - Vincent Van Gogh
And one that never loses its beauty: "Rain, after all, is only rain; it is not bad weather. So also, pain is only pain; unless we resist it, then it becomes torment." - the I Ching
And how can we not end a birth worker's blog post on quotes without mentioning a famous one by Ina May Gaskin: "Babies get big. And their mothers get bigger." Love that.