Quotations on Holiday

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The sea from Dunkirk to Dover during these days of the evacuation looked like any coastal road in England on a bank holiday. It was solid with shipping.
- Douglas Bader
(Keywords: England, Holiday, Road, Sea)

I have the ability to sing with emotion and feeling, but if you say I sound like Billie Holiday, that's cool. Let's look at who Billie was: she was this person, this singer, this beautiful diva who could move the audience with the slightest gesture of her hand.
- Erykah Badu
(Keywords: Ability, Emotion, Feeling, Holiday, Sound)

I thought the Billie Holiday comparison was beautiful. I think, Wow, what a wonderful, creative, helpful spirit. She's someone who wanted to help others by sharing her emotion. That's what I do, too, so I think that's a great comparison.
- Erykah Badu
(Keywords: Thought, Emotion, Help, Holiday, Sharing, Spirit)

Once again, we come to the Holiday Season, a deeply religious time that each of us observes, in his own way, by going to the mall of his choice.
- Dave Barry
(Keywords: Time, Choice, Holiday, Religious)

Retirement may be looked upon either as a prolonged holiday or as a rejection, a being thrown on to the scrap-heap.
- Simone de Beauvoir
(Keywords: Being, Holiday, May, Rejection, Retirement)

I know the history of the record business so well because I followed Billie Holiday into the record studios. It was so primitive compared to the sophisticated business today.
- Tony Bennett
(Keywords: Business, History, Holiday, Today)

My father was in the civil service. I can remember standing in a bus shelter in the pouring rain, and that we were allowed candy floss at the end of the holiday if we had behaved.
- Honor Blackman
(Keywords: Father, End, Holiday, Rain, Service)

One of the wonderful things about this glorious holiday trip I'm on is that I'm in public with people. It hasn't been inclined... I don't know - something to do with the death of my wife. It's inclined to make me isolated.
- Jeremy Brett
(Keywords: Death, Wife, People, Holiday, Public)

Since I'm always working, my best holiday memories are definitely when I can just go home and spend time with my family.
- Chris Brown
(Keywords: Family, Home, Time, Holiday, Memories)

I was trying to do Billie Holiday, because she was the voice to be heard at that time.
- Ruth Brown
(Keywords: Time, Holiday, Trying, Voice)

I can only say the first thing that pops into my mind is I remember, years ago, seeing kind of a has-been country singer working - when I first moved to Nashville - in a bar in a Holiday Inn.
- Jimmy Buffett
(Keywords: Country, First, Holiday, Mind, Years)

I've just finished my next collection, Possible Side Effects, and I'm now working on a collection of holiday stories as well as a memoir about my relationship with my father.
- Augusten Burroughs
(Keywords: Father, Holiday, Now)

Christmas is a holiday that persecutes the lonely, the frayed, and the rejected.
- Jimmy Cannon
(Keywords: Christmas, Holiday, Lonely)

I wrapped that Monday and started on my third episode for Miss Match on Thursday of that same week and we just wrapped yesterday cause it was split over the holiday.
- Charisma Carpenter
(Keywords: Cause, Holiday, Yesterday)

There is no racial or ethnic involvement in Thanksgiving, and people who may be very distant from the Christian system can see the beauty and the positive spirit that comes from the holiday.
- John Clayton
(Keywords: Beauty, People, Positive, Christian, Holiday, May, Spirit, Thanksgiving)

Christmas is the antithesis of Thanksgiving. Christmas is pretty much a man-made holiday.
- John Clayton
(Keywords: Christmas, Holiday, Man, Pretty, Thanksgiving)

Of course, the idea of a six months' holiday is enough to make anyone laugh at anything, but I find that besides that I was a good deal harassed and run down, and I am glad to cut off from everything and start fresh. I feel miserably selfish about it all the time.
- Richard H. Davis
(Keywords: Time, Idea, Holiday, Months)

I don't want to go to the Bahamas on holiday. I hate islands. I want to go to Brittany, where it's cold and raining, and there's nothing fancy about it.
- Julie Delpy
(Keywords: Fancy, Hate, Holiday, Islands, Nothing, Want)

I love to sing old Motown songs to myself, or some Patti Smith Edith Piaf or Billie Holiday. That gets me in the mood for singing.
- Siobhan Fahey
(Keywords: Love, Holiday, Old, Singing, Songs)

I have been keeping myself fit. I am going on holiday next week in the Mediterranean so that I can really unwind after the football season and have a rest.
- David Ginola
(Keywords: Football, Holiday, Rest)

But to make a holiday record that involves favorite American songs and then also get to sing about Jesus birth, it just seemed like a real easy, subtle way to combine a couple of things that I love.
- Amy Grant
(Keywords: Love, American, Favorite, Holiday, Songs)

With all of the holiday cheer in the air, it's easy to overlook the ingredients in the foods. Ingredients such as salt, sugar, and fat - all of which leads to diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes, strokes, heart disease, and cancer.
- Lee Haney
(Keywords: Heart, Blood, Cancer, Disease, Holiday, Pressure)

A systemic cleansing and detox is definitely the way to go after each holiday. It is the key to fighting high blood pressure, heart disease, cancer, and other health-related illnesses.
- Lee Haney
(Keywords: Health, Heart, Blood, Cancer, Disease, Fighting, Holiday, Key, Pressure)

April in Paris, chestnuts in blossom, holiday tables under the trees.
- E. Y. Harburg
(Keywords: April, Holiday, Paris, Trees)

If we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday at a time of presidential inaugurals, this is thanks to Ronald Reagan who created the holiday, and not to the Democratic Congress of the Carter years, which rejected it.
- David Horowitz
(Keywords: Birthday, Time, Congress, Holiday, Martin, Years)

There are a lot of Grinches out there that would like nothing better than to take any references to religion out of the holiday season.
- Ernest Istook
(Keywords: Religion, Holiday, Nothing)

Every man who possibly can should force himself to a holiday of a full month in a year, whether he feels like taking it or not.
- William James
(Keywords: Force, Holiday, Man)

When I came to England at the very beginning of commercial television it was easy for me because I was only doing one or two shows a week at most. It was really a holiday.
- Richard Lester
(Keywords: Beginning, England, Holiday, Television)

In our open society, we are inclined to give to the less fortunate for the pure goodness of giving. We open our home to those who are alone on this holiday to spread some warmth into the life of another.
- Jeff Miller
(Keywords: Home, Life, Society, Giving, Goodness, Holiday, Open)

There is an atmosphere about the picture theatre that speaks of entertainment and relaxation. The charming surroundings, good music, and the fact that each visitor is determined to enjoy a few hours of holiday all exert an influence on the mind.
- Ivor Novello
(Keywords: Music, Entertainment, Fact, Holiday, Influence, Mind, Relaxation, Theatre)

The proper behavior all through the holiday season is to be drunk. This drunkenness culminates on New Year's Eve, when you get so drunk you kiss the person you're married to.
- P. J. O'Rourke
(Keywords: Kiss, Behavior, Holiday, New year)

I wanted to play piano in restaurants in the south of France. I went there on holiday once and I saw this guy playing in an old tuxedo. He was all disheveled, with a whisky glass on the piano. I thought that was the coolest thing. So what's happened to me with 'Twilight' isn't really what I'd planned.
- Robert Pattinson
(Keywords: Thought, France, Holiday, Old, Play, Restaurants)

A holiday is when you celebrate something that's all finished up, that happened a long time ago and now there's nothing left to celebrate but the dead.
- Abraham Polonsky
(Keywords: Time, Holiday, Nothing, Now)

I like to compare the holiday season with the way a child listens to a favorite story. The pleasure is in the familiar way the story begins, the anticipation of familiar turns it takes, the familiar moments of suspense, and the familiar climax and ending.
- Fred Rogers
(Keywords: Anticipation, Ending, Favorite, Holiday, Moments, Pleasure, Suspense)

I was born in London in 1919. I first went to America in 1946 for a three-month holiday. Then I came back, worked here for almost a year sold up my home and went back on immigration in 1947.
- George Shearing
(Keywords: Home, America, First, Holiday, London)

If you think Independence Day is America's defining holiday, think again. Thanksgiving deserves that title, hands-down.
- Tony Snow
(Keywords: America, Day, Independence, Holiday, Thanksgiving)

I just feel - specifically about that holiday - why is it just one day that you have to tell the person that you love how much you love them? I think that is a little silly. I am much more the girl that likes the spontaneous.
- Michelle Trachtenberg
(Keywords: Love, Day, Holiday, Silly)

When Billie Holiday sings a song, I hear the song, but I always hear her and her truth.
- Tom Wopat
(Keywords: Truth, Holiday, Song)

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