Friday, December 11, 2009

Christmas Quotes and Writings by Famous Writers

“Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.”—Jesus, (John 14:27, NASB).

Sharing the Light of the World Through the Word and Words

Louisa May Alcott (1832–1888): "The rooms were very still while the pages were softly turned and the winter sunshine crept in to touch the bright heads and serious faces with a Christmas greeting."

Mary Ellen Chase (1887–1973): "Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind."

Charles Dickens (1812–1870): "I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year."

Charles Dickens (1812–1870): "Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childish days; that can recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth; that can transport the sailor and the traveler, thousands of miles away, back to his own fire–side and his quiet home!"

Charles Dickens (1812–1870): "I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round, as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut–up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys."

Washington Irving (1783–1859): "Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart."

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807–1882):

"I heard the bells on Christmas Day

Their old, familiar carols play,

And wild and sweet

The words repeat

Of peace on earth, good–will to men!"

Julia Peterkin (1880–1961): "I hear that in many places something has happened to Christmas; that it is changing from a time of merriment and carefree gaiety to a holiday which is filled with tedium; that many people dread the day and the obligation to give Christmas presents is a nightmare to weary, bored souls; that the children of enlightened parents no longer believe in Santa Claus; that all in all, the effort to be happy and have pleasure makes many honest hearts grow dark with despair instead of beaming with good will and cheerfulness.”

Theodor Seuss Geisel, Dr. Seuss (1904–1991): "And the Grinch, with his Grinch–feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled 'till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.”

E.B. White (1899–1985): "To perceive Christmas through its wrapping becomes more difficult with every year."

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Enjoy a special 12 Pearls of Christmas series of blog posts featuring some of your favorite authors, including Susan May Warren, Tricia Goyer, Melody Carlson. Leave comments on the blog posts from December 13-25 for a chance to win a pearl necklace!

Beth, Roxanne and I are giving ourselves some time off. We'll see you next year! Merry Christmas.

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