Thursday, December 20, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #39: Christmas Quotes

I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.
~Charles Dickens

Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall.
~Larry Wilde

At Christmas play and make good cheer,
For Christmas comes but once a year.
~Thomas Tusser

Anyone who believes that men are the equal of women has never seen a man trying to wrap a Christmas present.

It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the Air.
~W.T. Ellis

Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.
~Hamilton Wright Mable

What is Christmas? It is a tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future. It is a fervent wish that every cup may overflow with blessings rich and eternal, and that every path may lead to peace.
~Agnes M. Pharo

Christmas--that magic blanket that wraps itself about us, that something so intangible that it is like a fragrance. It may weave a spell of nostalgia. Christmas may be a day of feasting, or of prayer, but always it will be a day of remembrance--a day in which we think of everything we have ever loved.
~Augusta E. Rundel

Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
~Norman Vincent Peale

He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.
~Roy L. Smith

Oh look, yet another Christmas TV special! How touching to have the meaning of Christmas brought to us by cola, fast food, and beer.... Who'd have ever guessed that product consumption, popular entertainment, and spirituality would mix so harmoniously?
~Bill Watterson, Calvin & Hobbes

Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time.
~Laura Ingalls Wilder

Christmas is forever, not for just one day,
for loving, sharing, giving, are not to put away
like bells and lights and tinsel, in some box upon a shelf.
The good you do for others is good you do yourself...
~Norman Wesley Brooks

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Alice Audrey * Jennifer Shirk * Adelle Laudan
Tempest Knight * Gina Ardito * Morgan St. John * Dane

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Darla said...

Anyone who believes that men are the equal of women has never seen a man trying to wrap a Christmas present.

I love this one! So I've tried to teach my sons how to wrap presents. The younger one is a pro... the older one... well, he sort of turns packages into abstract art. :)

Ember Case said...

Great quotes! Thanks for bringing a bit of the holiday spirit out.

Jennifer McKenzie said...

I love these, Heather. I really needed 'em too.
A conspiracy of love. What a great way to put it.

Lia said...

Thanks for reminding us of the true spirit of Christmas.

Regina Avalos said...

Wonderful quotes!

Savannah Chase said...

such wonderfull quotes....

Have a very Merry Christmas

Happy T13

Debbie Mumford said...

What a great post! Thanks for sharing all those quotes.

Robin L. Rotham said...

Yup, number two and number four -- so true, LOL!

Paige Tyler said...

Great list!


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Alice Audrey said...

Aawww These are sweet. Mostly. ;D

I'm at

Kaige said...

Awesome quotes, Heather! Very nice.

Dane Bramage said...

I think men would be better at wrapping if all packages were just square. It's all these weird shapes that throw us off. Personally I think it was a man who invented the gift bag.

Thanks for visiting My Thursday Thirteen #61 13 Christmas Songs I Love/Hate Edition.

Jennifer Shirk said...

How nice! Merry Christmas!

Gina Ardito said...

I just had a conversation with a sales clerk who told me her husband just sticks a bow on the outside of the bag because he's hopeless at wrapping. There's a story in there somewhere...
Great list!

Morgan St. John said...

Anyone who believes that men are the equal of women has never seen a man trying to wrap a Christmas present.

GREAT! Thanks heather

Tempest Knight said...

Great quotes! Happy Yuletide!