"Being rich is not about how much money you have or how many homes you own; it’s the freedom to buy any book you want without looking at the price and wondering if you can afford it."
"My New Year’s Eve Toast: to all the devils, lusts, passions, greeds, envies, loves, hates, strange desires, enemies ghostly and real, the army of memories, with which I do battle — may they never give me peace."
#New Year's Eve
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#15 Remarkable Quotes About Christmas
15 Remarkable Quotes About Christmas
- Christmas, here again. Let us raise a loving cup: Peace on earth, goodwill to men, And make them do the washing up. ~Wendy Cope
- Santa Claus has the right idea. Visit people once a year. ~Victor Borge
- Maybe Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas … perhaps … means a little bit more! ~Dr Seuss
- I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights. ~Maya Angelou
- Once again, we come to the Holiday Season, a deeply religious time that each of us observes, in his own way, by going to the mall of his choice. ~Dave Barry
- There is a remarkable breakdown of taste and intelligence at Christmastime. Mature, responsible grown men wear neckties made of holly leaves and drink alcoholic beverages with raw egg yolks and cottage cheese in them. ~P. J. O’Rourke
- No, I do like Christmas on the whole… In its clumsy way, it does approach Peace and Goodwill…. But oh it is clumsier every year. ~E.M. Forster
- The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live. ~George Carlin
- I felt overstuffed and dull and disappointed, the way I always do the day after Christmas. ~Sylvia Plath
- A lovely thing about Christmas is that it’s compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together. ~Garrison Keillor
- There is something about Christmas that requires a rug rat. Little kids make Christmas fun. I wonder if could rent one for the holidays. ~Laurie Halse Anderson
- Christmas is built upon a beautiful and intentional paradox; that the birth of the homeless should be celebrated in every home. ~G.K. Chesterton
- Ever since the Christmas of ‘53, I have felt that the yuletide is a special hell for those families who have suffered any loss or who must admit to any imperfection; the so-called spirit of giving can be as greedy as receiving—Christmas is our time to be aware of what we lack, of who’s not home. ~John Irving,
- For the rest, silence or good music, not much food, a lot of solitude, walks on the Heath, the time to think while others… well, often fall apart. Not so bad, not so bad at all. Being queer and self-sufficient is the best present at this season. ~Will Self
- What kind of Christmas present would Jesus ask Santa for? ~Salman Rushdie
compiled by Amanda Patterson
"The moon is always jealous of the heat of the day, just as the sun always longs for something dark and deep."
"Yours is the light by which my spirit’s born: - you are my sun, my moon, and all my stars."
"It’s up to the artist to use language that can be understood, not hide it in some private code. Most of these jokers don’t even want to use language you and I know or can learn … they would rather sneer at us and be smug, because we ‘fail’ to see what they are driving at. If indeed they are driving at anything—obscurity is usually the refuge of incompetence."
Robert A. Heinlein
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"Ursula craved solitude but she hated loneliness, a conundrum that she couldn’t even begin to solve."
Kate Atkinson, Life After Life