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Quotes of the Day for 24 December 2003 – Christmas Eve

It's time to slow down and enjoy the season, Christmas is upon us.

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The quotes:

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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