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Holiday Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Holiday.

What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store.
What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.
- Dr. Seuss

Related topics: Christian Religion

The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree
is the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.
- Burton Hills

A holiday, the day I first named you, "friend."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I think one of the finest gifts I can give
my friends in the holiday season is to pause
with a long enough quality to actually SEE them.
My calm, unhurried presence communicates
this gift of a message, "I see you. I recognize you.
I remember our times of together
and am contributing right now to another quality memory.
I value you and honor and take the time,
right this moment to pause long enough to truly notice you."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

 

A systemic cleansing and detox is definitely the way
to go after each holiday.
It is the key to fighting high blood pressure,
heart disease, cancer, and other health-related illnesses.
- Lee Haney

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.
- Kenneth Grahame

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

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April in Paris, chestnuts in blossom,
holiday tables under the trees.
- E. Y. Harburg

Every man who possibly can should force himself to
a holiday of a full month in a year,
whether he feels like taking it or not.
- William James

Who the hell wants fourteen pairs of shoes when they
go on holiday? I haven't had fourteen pairs in my life.
- Brian Clough

My father was in the civil service.
I can remember standing in a bus shelter in the pouring rain,
and that we were allowed candy floss at the end of
the holiday if we had behaved.
- Honor Blackman

I've just finished my next collection,
Possible Side Effects, and I'm now working on a collection
of holiday stories as well as a memoir about my relationship with my father.
- Augusten Burroughs

My favorite holiday spot has to be New York,
on the St.
Lawrence River.
Without a doubt that area there is perfect for me.
Very, very spacious.
It's nice.
- Tom Felton

When I did Taming of the Shrew, I was very tired,
and I decided to have a holiday and make a documentary.
- Diane Cilento

In August most of Europe goes on holiday.
- Tony Visconti

The second trial was a fair trial.
I do not call it a second trial.
I call it a fair trial, as opposed to the first trial,
which was an unfair trial, a Roman holiday.
- Sam Sheppard

If we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday at
a time of presidential inaugurals,
this is thanks to Ronald Reagan who created the holiday,
and not to the Democratic Congress of the Carter years,
which rejected it.
- David Horowitz

I have had a holiday, and I'd like to take it up professionally.
- Kylie Minogue

Christmas is a holiday that persecutes the lonely,
the frayed, and the rejected.
- Jimmy Cannon

Retirement may be looked upon either as a prolonged
holiday or as a rejection,
a being thrown on to the scrap-heap.
- Simone de Beauvoir

The sea from Dunkirk to Dover during these days of
the evacuation looked like any coastal road in England on a bank holiday.
It was solid with shipping.
- Douglas Bader

I don't want to spend the next two years in Holiday Inns.
- Walter F. Mondale

I loved Billie Holiday more than any other person other
than myself on the stage.
Yeah, I do.
- Abbey Lincoln

I do not read SF as much as I used to.
It's too much like a busman's holiday.
- Jack L. Chalker

Billie Holiday I never met, but I love her music.
- Nichelle Nichols

I love oldies just kind of sweet, slinky,
Fifties music.
The slow stuff.
And Billie Holiday.
- Nastassja Kinski

I wrapped that Monday and started on my third episode
for Miss Match on Thursday of that same week and we
just wrapped yesterday cause it was split over the holiday.
- Charisma Carpenter

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

When I came to England at the very beginning of commercial
television it was easy for me because I was only doing
one or two shows a week at most.
It was really a holiday.
- Richard Lester

I don't want to go to the Bahamas on holiday.
I hate islands.
I want to go to Brittany, where it's cold and raining,
and there's nothing fancy about it.
- Julie Delpy

This is such a special summer holiday for me.
I haven't known myself so relaxed in years.
- Kylie Minogue

For me, one of the greatest things about living in the United States
is that we have a national holiday - Thanksgiving Day -
dedicated to honoring gratitude.
Having gratitude is one of the keys to a happy life.
Let every day be a day of profound thanksgiving.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I know the history of the record business so well because
I followed Billie Holiday into the record studios.
It was so primitive compared to the sophisticated business today.
- Tony Bennett

The proper behavior 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

Since I'm always working, my best holiday memories
are definitely when I can just go home and spend time with my family.
- Chris Brown

A holiday is when you celebrate something that's all finished up,
that happened a long time ago and now there's nothing
left to celebrate but the dead.
- Abraham Polonsky

I love to sing old Motown songs to myself,
or some Patti Smith Edith Piaf or Billie Holiday.
That gets me in the mood for singing.
- Siobhan Fahey

I have been keeping myself fit.
I am going on holiday next week in the Mediterranean
so that I can really unwind after the football season and have a rest.
- David Ginola

When Billie Holiday sings a song, I hear the song,
but I always hear her and her truth.
- Tom Wopat

I have been determined for the past couple of years
to move away from all those Holiday programmes.
- Jill Dando

If you think Independence Day is America's defining holiday,
think again.
Thanksgiving deserves that title, hands-down.
- Tony Snow

I started out Ice skating with Holiday On Ice and just
got offered the part of R2 by chance.
- Kenny Baker

There are a lot of Grinches out there that would like
nothing better than to take any references to religion
out of the holiday season.
- Ernest Istook

I was trying to do Billie Holiday, because she was
the voice to be heard at that time.
- Ruth Brown

A perpetual holiday is a good working definition of hell.
- George Bernard Shaw

I grew up in the 1950s and '60s, when it was almost
a holiday when a black act would go on Ed Sullivan.
- Al Sharpton

We're going to do something that's really unprecedented
in the industry by launching the console in all three
major markets for the same holiday.
It's never been done before.
- J Allard

Every day is a good day to make a resolution
for beginning a new way of living,
but the New Year's Day holiday provides a good focus
for reviewing our lives and resolving
to live each day with conscious attention.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I've just been on a once-in-a-lifetime holiday.
I'll tell you what, never again.
- Tim Vine

One day a whole damn song fell into place in my head.
- Billie Holiday

I like to compare the holiday season with the way a
child listens to a favorite story.
The pleasure is in the familiar way the story begins,
the anticipation of familiar turns it takes,
the familiar moments of suspense, and the familiar climax and ending.
- Fred Rogers

I hate straight singing.
I have to change a tune to my own way of doing it.
That's all I know.
- Billie Holiday

There is an atmosphere about the picture theatre that
speaks of entertainment and relaxation.
The charming surroundings, good music,
and the fact that each visitor is determined to enjoy
a few hours of holiday all exert an influence on the mind.
- Ivor Novello

I knew there was something I had to do yesterday.
I couldn't remember what it is.
I can't figure it out.
I know it's a holiday.
I know I don't have a meeting.
It's very confusing.
- Jennifer Beals

No two people on earth are alike, and it's got to be
that way in music or it isn't music.
- Billie Holiday

I'm always making a comeback but nobody ever tells me where I've been.
- Billie Holiday

Of course, the idea of a six months' holiday is enough
to make anyone laugh at anything,
but I find that besides that I was a good deal harassed and run down,
and I am glad to cut off from everything and start fresh.
I feel miserably selfish about it all the time.
- Richard H. Davis

Dope never helped anybody sing better or play music
better or do anything better.
All dope can do for you is kill you -
and kill you the long,
slow, hard way.
- Billie Holiday

There is no racial or ethnic involvement in Thanksgiving,
and people who may be very distant from the Christian
system can see the beauty and the positive spirit that comes from the holiday.
- John Clayton

We usually use that mostly on the weekends because
we have access to the range during the week.
But I can tell you a number of times they have had
a training holiday at Fort Benning,
so nobody trains, and to drag him in is like pulling teeth.
- Nancy Johnson

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.
- Jeff Miller

They think they can make fuel from horse manure -
now,
I don't know if your car will be able to get 30 miles to the gallon,
but it's sure gonna put a stop to siphoning.
- Billie Holiday

If I don't have friends, then I ain't got nothing.
- Billie Holiday

But to make a holiday record that involves favorite
American songs and then also get to sing about Jesus birth,
it just seemed like a real easy, subtle way to combine
a couple of things that I love.
- Amy Grant

Love is like a faucet, it turns off and on.
- Billie Holiday

If you copy, it means you're working without any real feeling.
No two people on earth are alike, and it's got to be
that way in music or it isn't music.
- Billie Holiday

There's no damn business like show business -
you have to smile to keep from throwing up.
- Billie Holiday

I thought the Billie Holiday comparison was beautiful.
I think, Wow, what a wonderful, creative,
helpful spirit.
She's someone who wanted to help others by sharing her emotion.
That's what I do, too, so I think that's a great comparison.
- Erykah Badu

I have the ability to sing with emotion and feeling,
but if you say I sound like Billie Holiday,
that's cool.
Let's look at who Billie was: she was this person,
this singer, this beautiful diva who could move the
audience with the slightest gesture of her hand.
- Erykah Badu

A kiss that is never tasted, is forever and ever wasted.
- Billie Holiday

If I'm going to sing like someone else,
then I don't need to sing at all.
- Billie Holiday


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