Quotes of the Day for 26 December 2000 – Boxes
It's Boxing Day, celebrated in England, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, and a legal holiday in some of those, but the origins of the day are lost. Possibly it's the day the priests distributed the proceeds of the Christmas offering boxes to the needy, possibly the remnants of masters giving gifts to the servants who had to work on Christmas putting on the feast. The custom is old, "Good King Wenceslaus" - actually the Duke of Bohemia, took food and fuel to the poor man on this day in the first half of the 10th century, he died in 935. Here are some quotes on Boxes.
The past should be culled like a box of fresh strawberries, rinsed of debris, sweetened judiciously and served in small portions, not very often.
- Laura Palmer
Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get.
- Tom Hanks as Forrest Gump
Once the game is over, the king and the pawn go back into the same box.
- Italian proverb
There are people who put their dreams in a little box and say, Yes, I've got dreams, of course I've got dreams. Then they put the box away and bring it out once in awhile to look in it, and yep, they're still there.
- Erma Louise Bombeck
When I retire I'm going to spend my evenings by the fireplace going through those boxes. There are things in there that ought to be burned.
- Richard Milhouse Nixon
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