The quote bank-Holidays

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Holidays always bring plenty of pictures for scrapbooking. Plus, cards are important for friends and loved ones. But what words to put with them? Here's a collection of phrases and famous quotes for your holiday needs!


We'll begin with Easter, since it's next in line:
Here comes Peter Cotton Tail hoppin' down the bunny trail
Hippity Hoppity
"He is not here, for he has risen" —Matthew 28:6
A regular ol' Bunny Foo Foo
Easter spells out beauty, the rare beauty of new life. —S.D. Gordon
For I remember it is Easter morn / And life and love and peace are all new born —Alice Freeman Palmer
Easter says you can put truth in a grave, but it won't stay there. —Clarence W. Hall
Easter is the demonstration of God that life is essentially spiritual and timeless. —Charles M. Crowe
For I remember it is Easter morn / And life and love and peace are all new born. —Alice Freeman Palmer
"Twas Easter Sunday. The full-blossomed trees / Filled all the air with fragrance and with joy. —Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Let the resurrection joy lift us from loneliness and weakness and despair to strength and beauty and happiness. —Floyd W. Tomkins
Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in spring-time. —Martin Luther
Well pleaseth me the sweet time of Easter / That maketh the leaf and the flower come out —Bertran de Born
Easter tells us that life is to be interpreted not simply in terms of things but in terms of ideals —Charles M. Crowe
Bunnies are cuddly / The large and the small / But I like chocolate ones / The best of them all.
Earth's saddest day and gladdest day were just three days apart! —Susan Coolridge

Mothers/Fathers Day
A mother is a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning unnecessary. —Dorothy Canfield Fisher
Moms are like a box of chocolates. Good thing I didn't get a nut.
A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take. —Cardinal Mermillod
The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom. —Henry Ward Beecher
He didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it. —Clarence Budington Kelland
Small boys become big men through the influence of big men who care about small boys.
From great oaks, little acorns grow —Latin Proverb
(to view more quotes about mothers and fathers, see the FAMILY quote back

Fourth of July / America
Home of the free because of the brave
Freedom is not the right to do as you please, but the liberty to do as you ought.
One flag, one land, one heart, one hand, one nation evermore —Oliver Wendell Holmes
Bar-be-que (bar•bi•q) n.: You bought the groceries, washed the lettuce, chopped the tomatoes, diced the onions, marinated the meat and cleaned everything up, but he "made the dinner." —from a Women's Dictionary
Let freedom ring!
Patriotism: indulging in potato salad and sparklers

A spooking we will go
A grandmother pretends she doesn't know who you are on Halloween —Erma Bombeck
Too cute to spook, but not too sweet to trick or treat
Ghoulies and ghosties and long leggety beasties and things that go bump in the night... —excerpt from a Scottish saying
Eat, drink, and be scary
There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls —George Carlin
Once in a young lifetime one should be allowed to have as much sweetness as one can possibly want and hold —Judith Olney
Hold on, man. We don't go anywhere with "scary," "spooky," "haunted," or "forbidden" in the title. —From Scooby-Doo
This Halloween the most popular mask is the Arnold Schwarzenegger mask. And the best part? With a mouth full of candy you will sound just like him —Conan O'Brien
Shadows of a thousand years rise again unseen / Voices whisper in the trees, "Tonish is Halloween!" —Dexter Kozen
If a man harbors any sort of fear, it makes him landlord to a ghost —Lloyd Douglas
I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself than be crowded on a velvet cushion —Henry David Thoreau
There is nothing that gives more assurance than a mask —Colette

An optimist is a person who starts a new diet on Thanksgiving Day —Irv Kupcinet
What we're really talking about is a wonderful day set aside on the fourth Thursday of November when no one diets. I mean, why else would they call it Thanksgiving? —Erma Bombeck
Gobble 'til you wobble!
Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action —W.J. Cameron
Thanksgiving Day comes, by statute, once a year; to the honest man it comes as frequently as the heart of gratitude will allow. —Edward Sandford Martin
As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them —John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Thanksgiving is an emotional holiday. People travel thousands of miles to be with people they only see once a year. And then discover once a year it way too often. —Johnny Carson
On Thanksgiving Day, all over America, families sit down to dinner at the same moment—halftime
We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures —Thornton Wilder
Forever on Thanksgiving Day / The heart will find the pathway home —Wilber D. Nesbit
Thanksgiving was never meant to be shut up in a single day —Robert Caspar Lintner
Thanksgiving is America's national chow-down feast, the one occasion each year when gluttony becomes a patriotic duty —Michael Dresser
A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues —Cicero
Coexistence: what the farmer does with the turkey—until Thanksgiving. —Mike Connolly
Thanksgiving, man. Not a good day to be my pants. —Kevin James
Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart —Seneca
O Lord that lends me life / Lend me a heart replete with thankfulness —William Shakespeare
Hem your blessings with thankfulness so they don't unravel.
The thing I'm most thankful for right now is elastic waistbands.
God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say "thank you?" —William A. Ward
Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving —W.T. Purkiser

I believe in Santa Clause
Christmas isn't a season. It's a feeling —Edna Ferber
Christmas is weird. What other time of year do you sit in front of a dead tree and eat candy out your socks? —Crabby Road
It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air —W. T. Ellis
He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree —Roy L. Smith
There has only been one Christmas—the rest are anniversaries —W. J. Cameron
Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall —Larry Wilde, The Merry Book of Christmas
Let's be naughty and save Santa the trip —Gary Allen
The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other —Burton Hillis
Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas —Calvin Coolidge
Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful —Norman Vincent Peale
I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all year —Charles Dickens
I once bought my kids a set of batteries for Christmas with a note on it saying, toys not included. —Bernard Manning
About all you can do is dream of a white Christmas, for it seems like it always leaves most of us in the red.
For centuries men have kept an appointment with Christmas. Christmas means fellowship, feasting, giving and receiving, a time of good cheer, home. —W.J. Ronald Tucker
Even as an adult I find it difficult to sleep on Christmas Eve. Yuletide excitement is a potent caffiene, no matter your age. —Carrie Latet
Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love!
Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts —Janice Maeditere
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.
Christmas begins about the first of December with an office party and ends when you finally realize what you've spent, around April fifteenth of the next year. —P.J. O'Rourke

New Years
New Years Day is every man's birthday —Charles Lamb
A good beginning makes a good ending —old proverb
The object of a new year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul. —G.K. Chesterton
Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right —Oprah Winfrey
May all your troubles last as long as your New Year's resolutions —Joey Adams
He who breaks a resolution is a weakling / He who makes one is a fool —F.M. Knowles
Youth is when you're allowed to stay up late on New Year's Eve. Middle age is when you're forced to —Bill Vaughn
Many people look forward to the new year for a new start on old habits.
A New Year's resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other.
Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right —Oprah Winfrey
One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this: To rise above the little things. —John Burroughs
It wouldn't be New Year's if I didn't have regrets —William Thomas
May all your troubles last as long as your New Year's resolutions —Joey Adams
I think in terms of the day's resolutions, not the year's —Henry Moore

Valentines Day
Loving is not just looking at each other, it's looking in the same direction —Antoine de Saint-Exupery
True love stories never have endings —Richard Bach
Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love —Albert Einstein
Kisses are a better fate than wisdom —E.E. Cummings
We loved with a love that was more than love —Edgar Allan Poe
Are we not like two volumes of one book? —Marceline Desbordes-Valmore
Oh, if it be to choose and call thee mine, love, thou art every day my Valentine! —Thomas Hood
When love is not madness, it is not love —Pedro Calderon de la Barca
Many are the starrs I see, but in my eye no starr like thee —English saying
I don't understand why Cupid was chosen to represent Valentine's Day. When I think about romance, the last thing on my mind is a short, chubby toddler coming at me with a weapon.
Anyone can catch your eye, but it takes someone special to catch your heart.
Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs —William Shakespeare
Take away love and our earth is a tomb —Robert Browning
Love is a game that two can play and both win —Eva Gabor
A man is not where he lives, but where he loves —Latin Proverb
The heart has its reasons that reason knows nothing of —Blaise Pascal
At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet —Plato
What the world really needs is more love and less paper work —Pearl Bailey

St. Patrick's Day
Never iron a four-leaf clover, because you don't want to press your luck. —Daryl Stout
If a man who cannot count finds a four-leaf clover, is he lucky? —Stanislaw J. Lec
St. Patrick's Day is an enchanted time—a day to begin transforming winter's dreams into summer's magic. —Adrienne Cook
If you're lucky enough to be Irish, you're lucky enough! —Irish saying
A best friend is like a four leaf clover: hard to find and lucky to have.
Many an opportunity is lost because a man is out looking for four-leaf clovers.
Kiss me, I'm Irish!
There are only two kinds of people in the world, the Irish and those who wish they were. —Irish Saying
May St. Patrick guard you wherever you go, and guide you in whatever you do—and may his loving protection be a blessing to you always. —Irish Blessing

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