Top Holiday Quotes

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Favorite Holiday Quotes

1. "It's called Valentine's Day, you moron. If you're going to date a human, Dankmar, you need to remember their holidays."
Author: Abbi Glines
2. "I long to look at my holiday season with eyes that see the Christ in Christmas."
Author: Ann Marie Stewart
3. "In this lifetime we are like Superman who must remain disguised as the nerdy newspaper journalist Clark Kent, or Harry Potter and his friends who are not allowed to do magic while they are on holiday, away from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry... but even Harry Potter and Clark Kent get to tap into their ‘special powers' once in a while, especially when the going gets tough."
Author: Anthon St. Maarten
4. "For years, I worked seven-day weeks, through birthdays and most public holidays, Christmases and New Year's Eves included. I worked mornings and afternoons, resuming work after dinner. I remember feeling as if life were a protracted exercise in pulling myself out of a well by a rope, and that rope was work."
Author: Antonella Gambotto Burke
5. "I don't think of Home Depot as romantic, but I do think the Christmas wonderland they put up during the holidays is magical. That is what Home Depot is to me, and that is the only romantic thing about it."
Author: Betty Who
6. "We've gone on holiday by mistake"
Author: Bruce Robinson
7. "Burnett wasn't fooled, that was aparent by his expression, but he didn't argue, either. Well, as long as one didn't call slamming the door an argument."Jerk" Holiday muttered."I can hear you" he retorted from the other side of the wall."
Author: C.C. Hunter
8. "Dad and I leave town in the early dark. It's the second Sunday of the holidays, and we pack up the old blue car with enough clothes for summer and hit the road. It's so early he's wiping hills of sand piled in the corners of his eyes. I wipe a few tears from mine. Tears don't pile, though. They grip and cling and slide in salty trails that I taste until the edge of the city."
Author: Cath Crowley
9. "Pecans are not cheap, my hons. In fact, in the South, the street value of shelled pecans just before holiday baking season is roughly that of crack cocaine. Do not confuse the two. It is almost impossible to make a decent crack cocaine tassie, I am told."
Author: Celia Rivenbark
10. "Soon I'll finish this 5th ofPuerto Rican rum.in the morning I'll vomit andshower, drive backin, have a sandwich by 1 p.m.,be back in my room by2,stretched on the bed,waiting for the phone to ring,not answering,my holiday is anevasion, mt reasoningis not."
Author: Charles Bukowski
11. "The Beatrice that obsessed Dante was a Florentine named Bice di Folco Portinari. Envision this moment (and, in all fairness, I am envisioning it the way Henry Holiday did in his exquisite nineteenth-century painting): Bice is walking beside the Arno River, dressed in white, the fabric clinging to her legs and outlining her slender thighs, and there is Dante. He meets her at the corner of one of the bridges that spanthe river. His left hand, at first glimpse, is moving casually toward his hip; it is only on a more careful study that one realizes his hand is actually going up to his heart. Meanwhile, his right hand is resting on the bridge's waist-high stone balustrade, as if Bico's beauty is such that he needs to steady himself when he beholds her."
Author: Chris Bohjalian
12. "So it may well be believed that when I found him taking a complete holiday, with a vast supply of books at command, he had the air of indulging in a literary debauch, if the term may be applied to so honorable an occupation."
Author: Cicero
13. "I grew up in a city, I'm a city person - I go on holiday and I'm bored."
Author: Danny Boyle
14. "For me, I think everybody with half a heart tries to do their best to do their part of good during the holiday season."
Author: Darren Criss
15. "Labour day is a great American holiday that peoplecelebrate by going out and buying products made in China"
Author: David Letterman
16. "Holidays are all different depending on the company and time of your life."
Author: Dominic Monaghan
17. "Oh, what a day. I will make it a holiday."
Author: Dr. Seuss
18. "April in Paris, chestnuts in blossom, holiday tables under the trees."
Author: E. Y. Harburg
19. "I drove 3,500 miles this summer on our family holiday, we drove across 10 countries. I have driven across the United States four times. I love cars, I love being in cars, I think so do most people. I want to help and support those people who have that same kind of enthusiasm for driving that I have."
Author: Geoff Hoon
20. "Rome holds my psyche in balance. Whenever I'm there, it's like a holiday."
Author: Giambattista Valli
21. "Christmas and the holidays are the season of giving. It's a time when people are more kind and open-hearted."
Author: Gisele Bundchen
22. "Documenting trips makes them that much richer. I stick in train tickets and business cards from restaurants. It makes the whole experience poetic, describing the sights, smells and sounds around me. It means I can relive the holiday years later."
Author: Hayley Atwell
23. "We didn't have to talk, and it wasn't awkward. We were just two lonely, out of place people sharing a holiday with junk food from the vending machine and a Claymation classic on the television." oh and later "I guess its a good thing we found each other then."
Author: J.M. Richards
24. "In our open society, we are inclined to give to the less fortunate for the pure goodness of giving. We open our home to those who are alone on this holiday to spread some warmth into the life of another."
Author: Jeff Miller
25. "This holiday season has taught me the value of presence over presents. It is good to be home."
Author: John A. Passaro
26. "Just as a puppy can be more of a challenge than a gift, so too can the holidays."
Author: John Clayton
27. "Christmas is the antithesis of Thanksgiving. Christmas is pretty much a man-made holiday."
Author: John Clayton
28. "I was early taught to work as well as play,My life has been one long, happy holiday;Full of work and full of play-I dropped the worry on the way-And God was good to me every day."
Author: John D. Rockefeller
29. "After all, the best part of a holiday is perhaps not so much to be resting yourself, as to see all the other fellows busy working."
Author: Kenneth Grahame
30. "Valentine's Day. The most ridiculous Hallmark excuse for a holiday ever."
Author: Kim Askew
31. "I shagged my sex god boss whilst my husband was on holiday with his secret mistress' has a certain ring to it."
Author: Kitty French
32. "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."
Author: Kurt Busch
33. "I do not say that children at war do not die like men, if they have to die. To their everlasting honor and our everlasting shame, they do die like men, thus making possible the manly jubilation of patriotic holidays. But they are murdered children all the same."
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
34. "Instead of waiting until the holiday season - when mail solicitations flood in from worthy organizations - and making a flurry of gifts because this is the time of year to give, sit down and take stock. Identify your passion, learn about it, and direct your time, mind, and dollars to aligned causes and organizations."
Author: Laura Arrillaga Andreessen
35. "If you can swing it, getting arrested is the high point of the Fourth of July. Also, the reading of the Declaration of Independence is exciting. (Yes, the Declaration was written two years after Essex is officially set. No, this doesn't stop us.) […] Essex stayed open late that night, for the holiday. Our patriotism cannot be constrained by an eight-hour workday."
Author: Leila Sales
36. "Today is declared an unscheduled holiday."
Author: Lois Lowry
37. "We liked to be known as the clever girls. When we decorated our hands with henna for holidays and weddings, we drew calculus and chemical formulae instead of flowers and butterflies."
Author: Malala Yousafzai
38. "The Watcher. The Watcher of what? Of teenage girls forced to spend their holiday break filming cable TV specials?"
Author: Mara Purnhagen
39. "In this way Penelope's happy and sad feelings got all mixed up together, until they were not unlike one of those delicious cookies they have nowadays, the ones with a flat circle of sugary cream sandwiched between two chocolate-flavored wafers. In her heart she felt a soft, hidden core of sweet melancholy nestled inside crisp outer layers of joy, and if that is not the very sensation most people feel at some point or other during the holidays, then one would be hard pressed to say what is."
Author: Maryrose Wood
40. "My restaurants are never opened on Thanksgiving; I want my staff to spend time with their family if they can. My feeling is, if I can't figure out how to make money the rest of the year so that my workers can enjoy the holidays, then I don't deserve to be an owner."
Author: Michael Symon
41. "I do read on holiday, but it tends to be very lowbrow. I'm into really camp biographies, and I'm a shameless fan of Jilly Cooper."
Author: Miranda Raison
42. "He watched from the boat as they sailed past the sights of London – the thrusting steel spires of Canary Wharf, the domed O2 arena, then Tower Bridge, and finally the London Eye and Westminster. The sky was deep blue and the sun's heat intense, so the cooling river breeze had been heaven. After disembarking, he headed for the tube. The day in the capital had been enjoyable. But now the holiday was over, and the real business was just beginning. It was time. Soon she would know just how bad it felt."
Author: Paul Pilkington
43. "Nature is not always tricked in holiday attire, but the same scene which yesterday breathed perfume and glittered as for the frolic of the nymphs, is overspread with melancholy today. Nature always wears the colors of the spirit. To a man laboring under calamity, the heat of his own fire hath sadness in it."
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
44. "I was trying to do Billie Holiday, because she was the voice to be heard at that time."
Author: Ruth Brown
45. "Children get food shelter pocket money longholidays and love, all of it apparently free gratis, and most of the little fools think it's a sort of compensation for having been born. 'There are no strings on me!' They sang; but I, pinnoccio, saw the strings. Parents are impelled by the profit motive - nothing more, nothing less. For their attentions, they expected, from me, the immense dividend of greatness."
Author: Salman Rushdie
46. "The ideal holiday for the truly active man is one doing nothing in beautiful surroundings . . . and the ideal exercise for this best form of leisure is the old, natural, spontaneous movement of the body -- the walk."
Author: Salvador De Madariaga
47. "Around the holidays, or anytime I'm going on vacation, I try to bump up my cardio or lose a pound before leaving."
Author: Stacy Keibler
48. "The Four Horsemen whose Ride presages the end of the world are known to be Death, War, Famine, and Pestilence. But even less significant events have their own Horsemen. For example, the Four Horsemen of the Common Cold are Sniffles, Chesty, Nostril, and Lack of Tissues; the Four Horsemen whose appearance foreshadows any public holiday are Storm, Gales, Sleet, and Contra-flow."
Author: Terry Pratchett
49. "Finally, in the midst of the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln proclaimed the last Thursday of November 1863 as Thanksgiving: a day to solemnly acknowledge the sacrifices made for the Union....Shopping was part of the American Dream, too. So in 1939, at the urging of merchants, FDR moved Thanksgiving ahead a week, to lengthen the Christmas shopping season. And there it has remained, a day of national gluttony, retail pageantry, TV football, and remembrance of the Pilgrims, a folk so austere that they regarded Christmas as a corrupt Papist holiday."
Author: Tony Horwitz
50. "In short, it was precisely the kind of friendship and Englishman makes on holiday, that he can make only on holiday. A friendship that crosses class and color, a friendship that takes as its basis physical proximity and survives because the Englishman assumes the physical proximity will not continue."
Author: Zadie Smith

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