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Holiday Quotes

"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."

"My Christmas wish would be to have an entire week off. To spend it with my family and just curl up and watch Christmas movies when it's snowing outside."

"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."

"The Earth reminded us of a Christmas tree ornament hanging in the blackness of space. As we got farther and farther away it diminished in size. Finally it shrank to the size of a marble the most beautiful marble you can imagine."

"Being a father helps me be more responsible... you see more things than you've ever seen."

"When I was eight years old I got a dummy for Christmas and started teaching myself. I got books and records and sat in front of the bathroom mirror practising. I did my first show in the third grade and just kept going there was no reason to quit."

"The worst gift that I ever gave a girl was a suitcase for Christmas. As in 'I can't think of anything to give you but here's a new suitcase.' Afterward I was like 'What were you thinking idiot?'"

"I have nothing against turkey. We eat turkey for Thanksgiving in my house."

"Making a Christmas album is looked upon by some people as the thing you do when you are heading towards retirement."

"I intend to keep writing Christmas songs. There's still a lot more about Christmas that can be captured and feel like old-time Christmas. A lot of the traditions haven't been explained in song."

"The average American is nothing if not patriotic."

"I think we felt the pressure more at first than this time around. But still you don't want to let anyone down. I never even met Patrick until we had a Christmas party at Ian McKellen's house on the first movie and then I didn't see him again until the premiere."

"It's fun when you start a movie because it's kind of like you get to go Christmas shopping... you get to make your wish list and you start thinking about what each character needs."

"There's never really been a real hood Christmas movie."

"I used to know Jennifer Love Hewitt. We lived in the same apartment building when I was about... jeez I guess it was when I was doing 'Christmas Vacation' so I was about 13 or 14."

"There are very few people who have done more than one Christmas album."

"A lot of Thanksgiving days have been ruined by not carving the turkey in the kitchen."

"Good parties create a temporary youthfulness."

"Unless we make Christmas an occasion to share our blessings all the snow in Alaska won't make it 'white'."

"So many people release albums before Christmas and they get lost in the Christmas rush."

"Christmas is a holiday that persecutes the lonely the frayed and the rejected."

"A lot of Irish people perform. They perform in drawing rooms. They sing songs and they play piano."

"While tributes to Americans who had lost their lives in battle had been held in a number of towns across the nation one of the more well-known stories about the beginnings of Memorial Day is the story about General John Logan."

"Most people outside of America won't get it. It's the Easter bunny. It's another lie and I don't understand why we had to invent this character."

"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."

"I was talking to one of my aunties at Christmas and she said she didn't think it was ever in my nature to go against the grain that I was always a good boy. I think she was right - I did always want to be good."

"First you take a drink then the drink takes a drink then the drink takes you."

"Now I'm an old Christmas tree the roots of which have died. They just come along and while the little needles fall off me replace them with medallions."

"I like to go to parties where I know everyone. How are you going to have fun with people you don't know?"

"Christmas is the antithesis of Thanksgiving. Christmas is pretty much a man-made holiday."

"'The war in Iraq - if Osama was a Christian - it's the Christmas present he never would have expected."

"Actually my mother and Alfie came for three weeks' Christmas vacation and stayed for 21 years. I guess my mother never went back because she was lonely."

"Christmas isn't a season. It's a feeling."

"Why not collect and clean chicken wishbones in the run-up to Christmas spray them silver and use each to pinch together a white hem-stitch napkin?"

"I love Christmas not just because of the presents but because of all the decorations and lights and the warmth of the season."

"The whole point of me doing a Christmas record and what I centered it around was the song 'Christmas with You' from the point-of-view of the soldiers in Iraq."

"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."

"Windows are as essential to office prestige as Christmas is to retailing."

"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."

"May I share with you my earliest memory of a political row? It was with my mother about the Queen - classic Freudian stuff shrinks would say. I was eight and refusing to watch the Queen's Christmas Day broadcast."

"Pets like their owners tend to expand a little over the Christmas period."

"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."

"People have nannies and big cars and they want to go to Maui for Christmas. When there are those kind of stakes involved people get ruthless."

"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."

"The denominational world tries to pressure its members to focus on the birth of Christ but in doing so layers of guilt are imposed and competition gets complicated as one Christmas program tries to outdo the other."

"A lot of sequins for New Year's! Red green white - I fail at all of that because I'm always in black. But for Christmas I do love wearing cute dresses with tights and a pair of boots."

"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?"

"At Christmas 'It's a Wonderful Life' makes me cry in exactly the same places every time even though I know it's coming."

"Who's a boy gonna talk to if not his mother?"

"Christmas is taken very seriously in this household. I believe in Father Christmas and there's no way I'd do anything to undermine that belief."

"As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly when they meet with an obstacle mount to the sky. So up to the house-top the coursers they flew with the sleigh full of toys and St. Nicholas too."

"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."

"Our whole family assembles in Chicago at Christmas and usually in Aspen in the summer."

"In 1934 the American Jewish charities offered to find homes for 300 German refugee children. We were on the SS Washington bound for New York Christmas 1934."

"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."

"It's hard and sometimes it's scary. It still amazes my mother. I went home for Christmas one year and there were fans all over the front lawn hoping to see me."

"Orphans dead parents lonely children at Christmas morose spoken word recordings everything you love about the holidays. Move the turkey over so you can fit your head in the oven."

"I never drank except a couple sips of wine at Thanksgiving."

"I'm Jewish and my wife isn't so right now we're literally decorating a Christmas tree with Jewish stars draped around it."

"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."

"In our racist sexist society Christmas is the 8 hours when we stop killing each other and gratutious over eating is encouraged so that the starving and other people in the world can die!"

"So we're considering doing a new Christmas album because there's been Christmas episodes since then and maybe finally do the version of 'The Most Offensive Song Ever' with lyrics intact."

"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 was at the vice president's Christmas party. I thought that his speech was spectacular and I knew that it was a very emotional and difficult thing for him to do but I admonished him for not waiting just one more stinking day."

"A Christmas Carol is such a fool-proof story you can't louse it up."

"On the whole I prefer Christmas as an adult than I did as a child."

"I'm Jewish so I don't know much about Easter eggs."

"To a Christian Easter Sunday means everything when we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ."

"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."

"During the holidays everyone needs a break from studying for exams and Christmas shopping. I wanted to put together a diverse tour that rocks in many musical directions but always points to Christ."

"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."

"You don't want your jewelry to make you look fat. A lot of what's out there now does - you just wind up looking like a Christmas tree."

"I would want my legacy to be that I was a great son father and friend."

"I'm not going to put out a Christmas CD until it's coming out of me naturally."

"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."

"My mother would give my brothers and me a pile of catalogues and let us pick what we wanted for Christmas."

"If you asked me for my New Year Resolution it would be to find out who I am."

"Black Friday is not another bad hair day in Wall Street. It's the term used by American retailers to describe the day after the Thanksgiving Holiday seen as the semi-official start of Christmas shopping season."

"I loved 'White Christmas' for the music aspect. I was into musical theater."

"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."

"I've been in elementary education for years and my belief is that Christmas pageants in schools are little more than conditioning kids for the Christian religion."

"T'was the night before Christmas when all through the house not a creature was stirring not even a mouse."

"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."

"My father died when I was young and I was raised by my grandmother Emma Klonjlaleh Brown. We could afford to eat chicken just once a year on Christmas."

"South Park started as a little video Christmas card."

"It will be a hard game if you think about winning a championship. We need to think about our own game at the moment and focus on getting good results especially over the Christmas period."

"Working with Julie Andrews is like getting hit over the head with a valentine."

"He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree."