Quotes of the Day for 24 December 2003 – Christmas Eve
It's time to slow down and enjoy the season, Christmas is upon us.
Christmas Eve was a night of song that wrapped itself about you like a shawl. But it warmed more than your body. It warmed your heart ... filled it, too, with melody that would last forever.
- Bess Streeter Aldrich, 1881 - 1954
Somehow not only for Christmas
But all the long year through,
The joy that you give to others
Is the joy that comes back to you.
- Elwyn Brooks White, 1899 - 1985
Christmas night, stars shine bright, and all the angels are singing. 'The Son of God is Born!' Little child, holy child, how I want to be near you, this blessed Christmas night.
- Garry Gamble
Christmas is a bridge. We need bridges as the river of time flows past. Today's Christmas should mean creating happy hours for tomorrow and reliving those of yesterday.
- Gladys Taber, 1899 - 1980
Christmas in Bethlehem. The ancient dream: a cold, clear night made brilliant by a glorious star, the smell of incense, shepherds and wise men falling to their knees in adoration of the sweet baby, the incarnation of perfect love.
- Lucinda Franks, "Pilgrimage", New York Times 23 December 1984
Christmas is a season for kindling the fire for hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.
- Washington Irving, 1783 - 1859
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