"Isn't it true that the fault of birth rests somewhat on the child? I believe it's we who led our parents on to bear us, and it's our unborn children who make our flesh itch"
- T. E. Lawrence
About this Quote
In this quote, T. E. Lawrence is suggesting that the duty for one's birth lies partly on the kid. He thinks that it is the kid who influences their parents to bring them into the world, and that the desire to have kids is given from generation to generation. Lawrence also indicates that the yearning for kids is a natural instinct that can be felt even before they are born. He utilizes the expression "make our flesh itch" to communicate the strong desire and anticipation for future generations. Overall, this quote highlights the complex relationship between moms and dads and kids, and the interconnectedness of family and lineage.
"Now we maintain that we cannot be afford to be concerned about 6 percent of the children in this country, black children, who you allow to come into white schools. We have 94 percent who still live in shacks. We are going to be concerned about those 94 percent"