Celebrity Quotes on Pregnancy and Motherhood

Beyoncé, Jessica Simpson, Gwyneth Paltrow and more dish on the magical journey of motherhood.

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On the power of pregnancy...

"It is the most powerful creation to have life growing inside of you. There is no bigger gift." — Beyoncé, whose daughter Blue Ivy was born January 7, 2012.

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On pregnancy glow...

"People always say that pregnant women have a glow. And I say it's because you're sweating to death. I think they just tell pregnant women they're glowing to make them feel good about themselves." — Jessica Simpson, who is mother to newborn son Ace Knute and 1-year-old daughter Maxwell Drew.

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On becoming a mom...

"Becoming a mom allowed me to just relax in a way I never had before. I used to care a lot about what I looked like in public or what people thought of me. I care at least 40 percent less now." — Busy Philipps, who is mother to 4-year-old daughter Birdie Leigh and a new baby girl.

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On the beauty of a child...

"You hear people say it all the time, how life changes so drastically. But you can't possibly grasp how beautiful that is until you have your child." — Pink, whose daughter Willow Sage was born June 2, 2011.

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On a mother's love...

"I think what surprised me the most about motherhood, as sentimental as it sounds, is how much I love my kids. I mean, I just can't believe it. It's like a whole new dimension in emotion that I've never experienced." — Gwyneth Paltrow, who has two children: Apple Blythe Alison and Moses Bruce.

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On the trials of parenting...

"Sometimes I stand there going, 'I'm not doing any of this right!' And then I get this big man belch out of her, and I go, 'Ah, we accomplished this together.'" — Christina Applegate, whose daughter Sadie Grace was born January 27, 2011.

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On a new parents' perspective...

"I can't help but be a different person now that I've had kids. That really does change your whole perspective on life for the better." — Jennifer Lopez, whose twins Emme Maribel and Maximilian David were born on February 22, 2008.

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On the lessons we learn...

"Being a mother is probably the hardest job in the world. I feel like, in a lot of ways, children come into the world to teach us." — Mariah Carey, whose twins Moroccan Scott and Monroe were born April 30, 2011.

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