GREETiER - WorlD of WordS
"A strangely reflective even melancholy day. Is that because unlike our cousins in the northern hemisphere Easter is not associated with the energy and vitality of spring but with the more subdued spirit of autumn?"
"Every St. Patrick's Day every Irishman goes out to find another Irishman to make a speech to."
"While there are towns and cities still planning Memorial Day parades many have not held a parade in decades. Some think the day is for honoring anyone who has died not just those fallen in service to our country."
"Being a father helps me be more responsible... you see more things than you've ever seen."
"I have nothing against turkey. We eat turkey for Thanksgiving in my house."
"A lot of Thanksgiving days have been ruined by not carving the turkey in the kitchen."
"Good parties create a temporary youthfulness."
"A lot of Irish people perform. They perform in drawing rooms. They sing songs and they play piano."
"The upheavals of adolescence silenced 'A Christmas Carol' for a few years. I became a firebrand atheist. Christmas - humbug! Too commercial! Then I became an agnostic. Christmas was a pro-forma affair basically a chore. Buy mother a book dad a new tie my brother and sister small gifts. Pretend thanks for the fountain pens and shirts I received."
"We were taking collections for people with AIDS in New York around Easter."
"First you take a drink then the drink takes a drink then the drink takes you."
"I like to go to parties where I know everyone. How are you going to have fun with people you don't know?"
"Over the Thanksgiving holiday I took time to reflect on what is most important to me and realized I need to find a way to put the fun back into racing."
"The primary source of the appeal of Christianity was Jesus - His incarnation His life His crucifixion and His resurrection."
"What do you mean you don't believe in homosexuality? It's not like the Easter Bunny your belief isn't necessary."
"Husbands are like fires - they go out when they're left unattended."
"Continuing a Lenten series on prayer: Prayer is co-operation with God. It is the purest exercise of the faculties God has given us - an exercise that links these faculties with the Maker to work out the intentions He had in mind in their creation."
"Love is when the desire to be desired takes you so badly that you feel you could die of it."
"I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country."
"The first thing that stuck in the minds of the disciples was not the empty tomb but rather the empty grave clothes - undisturbed in form and position."
"That's what the holidays are for - for one person to tell the stories and another to dispute them. Isn't that the Irish way?"
"Who's a boy gonna talk to if not his mother?"
"Geographically Ireland is a medium-sized rural island that is slowly but steadily being consumed by sheep."
"Celebrate what you want to see more of."
"My favorite meal is turkey and mashed potatoes. I love Thanksgiving it's just my favorite. I can have Thanksgiving all year round."
"It's always the generals with the bloodiest records who are the first to shout what a hell it is. And it's always the war widows who lead the Memorial Day parades."
"I never drank except a couple sips of wine at Thanksgiving."
"There is no language like the Irish for soothing and quieting."
"Pride slays thanksgiving but a humble mind is the soil out of which thanks naturally grow. A proud man is seldom a grateful man for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves."
"I absolutely adore Thanksgiving. It's the only holiday I insist on making myself."
"A mother's arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them."
"I celebrated Thanksgiving in an old-fashioned way. I invited everyone in my neighborhood to my house we had an enormous feast and then I killed them and took their land."
"I'm Jewish so I don't know much about Easter eggs."
"At one time I smoked but in 1959 I couldn't think of anything else to give up for Lent so I stopped - and I haven't had a cigarette since."
"Do we believe that there is equal economic opportunity out there in the real world right now for each and every one of these groups? If we believed in the tooth fairy if we believed in the Easter Bunny we might well believe that."
"I would want my legacy to be that I was a great son father and friend."
"To give thanks in solitude is enough. Thanksgiving has wings and goes where it must go. Your prayer knows much more about it than you do."
"If you asked me for my New Year Resolution it would be to find out who I am."
"A man knows when he is growing old because he begins to look like his father."
"Man is a military animal glories in gunpowder and loves parade."
"Something I didn't even know was on my bucket list has been achieved. I have cooked Thanksgiving dinner with Martha Stewart. I vow to follow the gospel of her teachings and do my very best in the remarkably less glamorous kitchen of my own home... without the luxury of magically appearing prep bowls filled by a staff of sous chefs."
"Working with Julie Andrews is like getting hit over the head with a valentine."