Holidays Quotes

How many observe Christ's birthday! How few, his precepts! O!'tis easier to keep holidays than commandments. - Benjamin Franklin

 

Thanksgiving is a typically American holiday. The lavish meal is a symbol of the fact that abundant consumption is the result and reward of production. - Ayn Rand

 

No self-respecting mother would run out of intimidations on the eve of a major holiday. - Erma Bombeck

 

How his eyes languish! how his thoughts adore That painted coat, which Joseph never wore! He shows, on holidays, a sacred pin, That touch'd the ruff, that touched Queen Bess' chin. - Edward Young

 

Working hours are never long enough. Each day is a holiday, and ordinary holidays are grudged as enforced interruptions in an absorbing vocation. - Sir Winston Churchill

 

A good holiday is one spent among people whose notions of time are vaguer than yours. - J. B. Priestley

 

The proper behaviour all through the holiday season is to be drunk. This drunkenness culminates on New Year's Eve, when you get so drunk you kiss the person you're married to. - P. J. O'Rourke

 

The very idea of a bird is a symbol and a suggestion to the poet. A bird seems to be at the top of the scale, so vehement and intense his life. The beautiful vagabonds, endowed with every grace, masters of all climes, and knowing no bounds, how many human aspirations are realised in their free, holiday-lives, and how many suggestions to the poet in their flight and song! - John Burroughs

 

A 'For Sale' sign in your yard during the holidays is like a 'kick me' sign. You are telling buyers you are a distressed seller.-Ray Brown

 

All holidays can be good times.-John Clayton

 

Arbor Day is not like other holidays. Each of those reposes on the past, while Arbor Day proposes for the future.-Julius Sterling Morton

 

CBS started to confiscate our packages and mail as a safety procedure. A lot of packages that people send for the holidays and to our kids we can't open. A lot of times they are from overseas. It's very upsetting at times.-Hunter Tylo

 

Holidays are the best. I couldn't imagine being from a small family.-Kim Kardashian

 

Holidays in general breed unrealistic expectations. The minute you start wondering, 'is it going to be wonderful enough?,' it never will be.-Pepper Schwartz

 

I also hate those holidays that fall on a Monday where you don't get mail, those fake holidays like Columbus Day. What did Christopher Columbus do, discover America? If he hadn't, somebody else would have and we'd still be here. Big deal.-John Waters

 

I had done a fair bit of traveling during the holidays in my school days with my guitar and discovered that I could live on it. Admittedly, I traveled with a sleeping bag but I could always find somewhere to lay my head.-Jeremy Irons

 

I have the biggest sweet tooth. After the holidays, I gotta start working out.-Devon Werkheiser

 

I ignore Hallmark Holidays. And this comes from a guy who has sold a million Opus greeting cards.-Berke Breathed

 

I love writing about my job because I loved it, and it was a particularly interesting one when I was a young man. It was like holidays with pay to me.-James Herriot

 

I once wanted to become an atheist, but I gave up - they have no holidays.-Henny Youngman

 

I really only ever go on sun holidays so in my experience I prepare myself for the beach.--Lisa Snowdon

 

I said I didn't want to spend most of my life in Holidays Inns, but I've checked and they've all been redecorated. They're marvelous places to stay and I've thought it over and that's where I'd like to be.-Walter F. Mondale

 

I saw why people died and how they died. I saw gunshot wounds and liver failure. It was a good learning experience, so I came regularly on weekends and holidays.-Michael Baden

 

I'm so depressed. Christmas is the worst of all. Holidays are terrible, worse than Sundays. I get melancholia.-David O. Selznick

 

In spite of holidays when I was free to visit London theatres and explore the countryside, I spent four very miserable years as a colonial at an English school.-Patrick White

 

It's like your children talking about holidays, you find they have a quite different memory of it from you. Perhaps everything is not how it is, but how it's remembered.-Denis Norden

 

Just as a puppy can be more of a challenge than a gift, so too can the holidays.-John Clayton

 

My feelings are those of a schoolboy getting in sight of the holidays. Or more seriously, my feelings are perhaps those of a matador who has decided not to enter the bull ring.-Geoffrey Fisher

 

Nothing says holidays, like a cheese log.-Ellen DeGeneres

 

November is Jewish book month, so Jewish Community Centers all around the country have book fairs where they invite authors and sell books in advance of the holidays.-Anita Diament

 

One could make money and get a career going with a low-budget horror film about killers attacking on holidays. It is always flattering to have somebody copy you.-John Carpenter

 

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.-April Winchell

 

Over the holidays, and even during filming, I realized that I actually like my body, even if it's not perfect according to the book. I just feel sexy. For the first time, I don't want to get rid of the curves. I just want to tone it up. My body is comfortable, and it's not unhealthy, so I'm going to rock with it.-Rihanna

 

Passover and Easter are the only Jewish and Christian holidays that move in sync, like the ice skating pairs we saw during the winter Olympics.-Marvin Olasky

 

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?-Lara Flynn Boyle

 

The holidays are also a time when people freak out about their finances. If you don't want to spend the money, why not try some of the other options instead of killing a bunch of animals?-Christina Applegate

 

The truth is the Super Bowl long ago became more than just a football game. It's part of our culture like turkey at Thanksgiving and lights at Christmas, and like those holidays beyond their meaning, a factor in our economy.-Bob Schieffer

 
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