So what resolution should we make for the new year? It's to let God know that you have the guts and the will to do it alone. Resolve t...



So what resolution should we make for the new year? It's to let God know that you have the guts and the will to do it alone. Resolve to fight for yourselves, and for others, for those you love. And that part of God within you will be fighting with you all the way.

- The Poseidon Adventure

But as they say about sharks, it's not the ones you see that you have to worry about, it's the ones you don't see. - David ...





But as they say about sharks, it's not the ones you see that you have to worry about, it's the ones you don't see.

- David Blaine

Happiness [is] only real when shared. - Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild





Happiness [is] only real when shared.

- Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild

And I love this water And I love these waves And I love to watch the palm trees How they dance and sway. The cooler's full And...





And I love this water
And I love these waves
And I love to watch the palm trees
How they dance and sway.

The cooler's full
And the sky is clear
The cool breeze blows
And all my friends are here.

- Kenny Chesney, "In this Boat Alone"

It's not how big your pencil is; it's how you write your name. - Dave Mustaine





It's not how big your pencil is; it's how you write your name.

- Dave Mustaine

Q: Where do reindeer go to dance? A: Christmas balls!





Q: Where do reindeer go to dance?
A: Christmas balls!


Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas. - Peg Bracken







Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas.

- Peg Bracken

This one has a lot of HO's. - Brooke Navratil






This one has a lot of HO's.

- Brooke Navratil

From home to home, and heart to heart, from one place to another. The warmth and joy of Christmas, brings us closer to each other. - E...






From home to home, and heart to heart, from one place to another. The warmth and joy of Christmas, brings us closer to each other.

- Emily Matthews

Presents are made for the pleasure of who gives them, not the merits of who receives them. - Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind ...





Presents are made for the pleasure of who gives them, not the merits of who receives them.

- Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind

Nobody was saying anything at all. We were waiting for the end of the world, waiting for the end of the world, waiting for the end of ...




Nobody was saying anything at all.
We were waiting for the end of the world,
waiting for the end of the world,
waiting for the end of the world.
Dear Lord I sincerely hope you're coming
'cause you really started something.
- Elvis Costello, "Waiting for the End of the World"


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Probably the reason we all go so haywire at Christmas time with the endless unrestrained and often silly buying of gifts is that we don&...





Probably the reason we all go so haywire at Christmas time with the endless unrestrained and often silly buying of gifts is that we don't quite know how to put our love into words.
- Harlan Miller

Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe. - Abraham Lincoln




Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.

- Abraham Lincoln

Character isn't something you were born with and can't change, like your fingerprints. It's something you weren't born wi...




Character isn't something you were born with and can't change, like your fingerprints. It's something you weren't born with and must take responsibility for forming.
- Jim Rohn

I consider it essential that the photographer should do his own printing and enlarging. The final effect of the finished print depends ...






I consider it essential that the photographer should do his own printing and enlarging. The final effect of the finished print depends so much on these operations.

- Bill Brandt

All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost. - J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring






All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost.

- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

Oh, there's no place like home for the holidays 'Cause no matter how far away you roam When you pine for the sunshine of a frie...




Oh, there's no place like home for the holidays
'Cause no matter how far away you roam
When you pine for the sunshine of a friendly gaze
For the holidays you can't beat home, sweet home

- Perry Como, "Home For The Holidays"

Cherish your human connections - your relationships with friends and family. - Barbara Bush





Cherish your human connections - your relationships with friends and family.

- Barbara Bush

Barbie is just a doll. - Mary Schmich





Barbie is just a doll.

- Mary Schmich

It's a Major Award! Shucks, I wouldn't know that. It looks like a lamp. What is a lamp, you nincompoop? It's a Major Awa...







It's a Major Award!
Shucks, I wouldn't know that. It looks like a lamp.
What is a lamp, you nincompoop? It's a Major Award. I won it!

- A Christmas Story

Most people have no concept of how an automatic transmission works, yet they know how to drive a car. You don't have to study physi...






Most people have no concept of how an automatic transmission works, yet they know how to drive a car. You don't have to study physics to understand the laws of motion to drive a car. You don't have to understand any of this stuff to use Macintosh.

- Steve Jobs

Life begets life. Energy creates energy. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich. - Sarah Bernhardt






Life begets life. Energy creates energy. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich.
- Sarah Bernhardt

The nutcracker sits under the holiday tree, a guardian of childhood stories. Feed him walnuts and he will crack open a tale. - Vera Naz...





The nutcracker sits under the holiday tree, a guardian of childhood stories. Feed him walnuts and he will crack open a tale.

- Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the ti...






Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.
- Edith Sitwell

The bowling alley is the poor man's country club. - Sanford Hansell




The bowling alley is the poor man's country club.
- Sanford Hansell

Santa's elves are just a bunch of subordinate Clauses. - Author Unknown






Santa's elves are just a bunch of subordinate Clauses.

- Author Unknown

The holidays mark a time of joy and celebration, but also a time of long, dark days. - Author Unknown




The holidays mark a time of joy and celebration, but also a time of long, dark days.

- Author Unknown

It's a very confusing era that we're in. - Clint Eastwood





It's a very confusing era that we're in.

- Clint Eastwood

The world is filled with violence. Because criminals carry guns, we decent law-abiding citizens should also have guns. Otherwise they wil...




The world is filled with violence. Because criminals carry guns, we decent law-abiding citizens should also have guns. Otherwise they will win and the decent people will lose.
- James Earl Jones

Some men go through a forest and see no firewood. - English proverb





Some men go through a forest and see no firewood.

- English proverb

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas Ev'rywhere you go; Take a look in the five and ten glistening once again With ca...






It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Ev'rywhere you go;
Take a look in the five and ten glistening once again
With candy canes and silver lanes aglow.
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Toys in ev'ry store
But the prettiest sight to see is the holly that will be
On your own front door.

- Johnny Mathis, "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas"

Baking cookies is comforting, and cookies are the sweetest little bit of comfort food. They are very bite-sized and personal. - Sandra...





Baking cookies is comforting, and cookies are the sweetest little bit of comfort food. They are very bite-sized and personal.

- Sandra Lee

You made me so angry, very angry indeed! - Marvin the Martian




You made me so angry, very angry indeed!

- Marvin the Martian

I've done the calculation and your chances of winning the lottery are identical whether you play or not. - Fran Lebowitz





I've done the calculation and your chances of winning the lottery are identical whether you play or not.
- Fran Lebowitz

November comes And November goes, With the last red berries And the first white snows. With night coming early, And dawn coming la...





November comes
And November goes,
With the last red berries
And the first white snows.

With night coming early,
And dawn coming late,
And ice in the bucket
And frost by the gate.

The fires burn
And the kettles sing,
And earth sinks to rest
Until next spring.

- Elizabeth Coatsworth

One cannot spend forever sitting and solving the mysteries of one's history. - Lemony Snicket, A Series of Unfortunate Events, Boo...





One cannot spend forever sitting and solving the mysteries of one's history.

- Lemony Snicket, A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book the Thirteenth: The End, 2006

You want to be a bit compulsive in your art or craft or whatever you do. - Steve Martin






You want to be a bit compulsive in your art or craft or whatever you do.


- Steve Martin

Each day comes bearing its own gifts. Untie the ribbons. - Ruth Ann Schabacker






Each day comes bearing its own gifts. Untie the ribbons.
- Ruth Ann Schabacker

I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month. - Harlan Miller




I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month.

- Harlan Miller

Gobble, gobble who was that Mr. Turkey big and fat Gobble, gobble what does he say Eat me on Thanksgiving day! - Children's Son...






Gobble, gobble who was that
Mr. Turkey big and fat
Gobble, gobble what does he say
Eat me on Thanksgiving day!

- Children's Song

If drinking is interfering with your work, you're probably a heavy drinker. If work is interfering with your drinking, you're ...






If drinking is interfering with your work, you're probably a heavy drinker. If work is interfering with your drinking, you're probably an alcoholic.

- Author Unknown

Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut. - Ernest Hemingway






Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.
- Ernest Hemingway

He puzzled and puzzed till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before. Maybe Christmas, he thought...






He puzzled and puzzed till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before. Maybe Christmas, he thought... doesn't come from a store. Maybe Christmas, perhaps... means a little bit more!
- How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

We are dying from overthinking. We are slowly killing ourselves by thinking about everything. Think. Think. Think. You can never t...






We are dying from overthinking. We are slowly killing ourselves by thinking about everything. Think. Think. Think. You can never trust the human mind anyway. It's a death trap.

- Anthony Hopkins

Don't count your chickens before they are hatched. - Proverb





Don't count your chickens before they are hatched.

- Proverb

Coexistence: what the farmer does with the turkey - until Thanksgiving. - Mike Connolly





Coexistence: what the farmer does with the turkey - until Thanksgiving.

- Mike Connolly

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. - Arthur C. Clarke





Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

- Arthur C. Clarke

We should all do what, in the long run, gives us joy, even if it is only picking grapes or sorting the laundry. - E. B. White





We should all do what, in the long run, gives us joy, even if it is only picking grapes or sorting the laundry.

- E. B. White

To create something exceptional, your mindset must be relentlessly focused on the smallest detail. - Giorgio Armani





To create something exceptional, your mindset must be relentlessly focused on the smallest detail.

- Giorgio Armani

Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable. - George Bernard Shaw






Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable.
- George Bernard Shaw