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Author: Oprah Winfrey
'Be thankful for what you have you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough.'

Author: Jon Stewart
'I celebrated Thanksgiving in an old-fashioned way. I invited everyone in my neighborhood to my house, we had an enormous feast, and then I killed them and took their land.'

Author: William Blake
'The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest.'

Author: Henry Van Dyke
'Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.'

Author: Erma Bombeck
'Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence.'

Author: Victor Hugo
'To give thanks in solitude is enough. Thanksgiving has wings and goes where it must go. Your prayer knows much more about it than you do.'

Author: O. Henry
'There is one day that is ours. Thanksgiving Day is the one day that is purely American.'

Author: W. Clement Stone
'If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share.'

Author: Joseph Auslander
'Dear Lord we beg but one boon more: Peace in the hearts of all men living, peace in the whole world this Thanksgiving.'

Author: Phyllis Diller
'My cooking is so bad my kids thought Thanksgiving was to commemorate Pearl Harbor.'

Author: Konrad von Gesner
'Best of all is it to preserve everything in a pure, still heart, and let there be for every pulse a thanksgiving, and for every breath a song.'

Author: Storm Jameson
'For what I have received may the Lord make me truly thankful. And more truly for what I have not received.'

Author: Kevin James
'Thanksgiving, man. Not a good day to be my pants.'

Author: Marilu Henner
'It is now common knowledge that the average American gains 7 pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day.'

Author: Richard Roeper
'Even though we're a week and a half away from Thanksgiving, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.'

Author: Al Green
'I'm thankful for every moment.'

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

Author: Frank A. Clark
'If a fellow isn't thankful for what he's got, he isn't likely to be thankful for what he's going to get.'

Author: Irv Kupcinet
'An optimist is a person who starts a new diet on Thanksgiving Day.'

Author: Franz Grillparzer
'Drink and be thankful to the host! What seems insignificant when you have it, is important when you need it.'

Author: John Clayton
'Thanksgiving is a time when the world gets to see just how blessed and how workable the Christian system is. The emphasis is not on giving or buying, but on being thankful and expressing that appreciation to God and to one another.'

Author: Henry Ward Beecher
'Pride slays thanksgiving, but a humble mind is the soil out of which thanks naturally grow. A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves.'

Author: Bobby Jindal
'On Thanksgiving I will stop to give thanks that my family is safe and healthy, especially because I realize that, following the tragedies of this year, it is all too real a possibility that they might not have been.'

Author: Michael Symon
'My restaurants are never opened on Thanksgiving I want my staff to spend time with their family if they can. My feeling is, if I can't figure out how to make money the rest of the year so that my workers can enjoy the holidays, then I don't deserve to be '

Author: Ina Garten
'If you think about a Thanksgiving dinner, it's really like making a large chicken.'

Author: Todd Barry
'I love chicken. I would eat chicken fingers on Thanksgiving if it were socially acceptable.'

Author: Kin Hubbard
'A lot of Thanksgiving days have been ruined by not carving the turkey in the kitchen.'

Author: Algernon Charles Swinburne
'From too much love of living, From hope and fear set free, We thank with brief thanksgiving Whatever gods may be That no life lives for ever That dead men rise up never That even the weariest river Winds somewhere safe to sea.'

Author: Bob Schieffer
'The truth is the Super Bowl long ago became more than just a football game. It's part of our culture like turkey at Thanksgiving and lights at Christmas, and like those holidays beyond their meaning, a factor in our economy.'

Author: John Clayton
'Christians were instructed to serve others, and the thanksgiving was for the grace of God and the fact that God offered a way for man to return to a positive relationship with Him.'

Author: John Hughes
'It's like being at the kids' table at Thanksgiving - you can put your elbows on it, you don't have to talk politics... no matter how old I get, there's always a part of me that's sitting there.'

Author: Sandra Lee
'Christmas is more stressful with present buying and making sure everyone gets included, but Thanksgiving is really not that. I don't ever really get stressed out about the food.'

Author: Ted Allen
'My whole problem is that all of my favorite things at Thanksgiving are the starches, and everyone is trying to go low-carb this year, even a green vegetable has carbs in it.'

Author: Kurt Busch
'Over the Thanksgiving holiday I took time to reflect on what is most important to me and realized I need to find a way to put the fun back into racing.'

Author: David Letterman
'It's so warm now, and Thanksgiving came so early - is it just me, or does it not really feel like Ramadan?'

Author: John Clayton
'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.'

Author: Evan Davis
'Black Friday is not another bad hair day in Wall Street. It's the term used by American retailers to describe the day after the Thanksgiving Holiday, seen as the semi-official start of Christmas shopping season.'

Author: Ted Allen
'Not to sound too much like Christopher Guest in 'Waiting for Guffman,' but on Thanksgiving you're putting on a show!'

Author: Beth Ditto
'As a kid, I was always mad - just noticing the women at Thanksgiving, running around the kitchen, while the men were watching football. For one, I don't want to cook, and for two, I hate football. I was stuck in the middle.'

Author: Gary Vaynerchuk
'As much as I love crisp, clean whites, there's always a time for rich but balanced Chardonnays with oak, especially at Thanksgiving.'

Author: Joe Nichols
'I love Halloween, trick or treating and decorating the house. And I love Thanksgiving, because of the football and the fall weather. And of course, I love Christmas - that's my favorite of all!'

Author: John Clayton
'Christmas is the antithesis of Thanksgiving. Christmas is pretty much a man-made holiday.'

Author: John Clayton
'Thanksgiving is a season that is very much in accord with the themes and teachings of Jesus Christ.'

Author: Ina Garten
'I absolutely adore Thanksgiving. It's the only holiday I insist on making myself.'

Author: Jennifer M. Granholm
'As governor, when I visited our troops in Kuwait and Iraq, I served them Thanksgiving dinner. It was a small gesture compared to their sacrifice.'

Author: Cindy Margolis
'My favorite meal is turkey and mashed potatoes. I love Thanksgiving, it's just my favorite. I can have Thanksgiving all year round.'

Author: Michael Symon
'I don't think any other holiday embraces the food of the Midwest quite like Thanksgiving. There's roasted meat and mashed potatoes. But being here is also about heritage. Cleveland is really a giant melting pot - not only is my family a melting pot, but s'

Author: Carol Alt
'I never drank except a couple sips of wine at Thanksgiving.'

Author: Hank Azaria
'The craft Emmys are kind of the kids' table at Thanksgiving. You're not really invited to the big dance. It's still really, really exciting, and the statue still counts.'

Author: Katharine McPhee
'My fondest memories are generally the day after Thanksgiving. I get the total decorating Christmas itch.'

Author: Richie Sambora
'I've spent a lot of Thanksgivings on the road with my band, so anytime that I can spend Thanksgiving with my family in a traditional aspect, eating sweet potatoes and cranberries and stuffing and all the trappings of Thanksgiving and then get on a treadmi'

Author: Rodney Atkins
'I am so excited this year getting to play the 85th Anniversary Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Everyone knows on Thanksgiving morning to get up, turn on the TV and watch the parade, so to be an actual participant is going to be fun and I'm looking forward'

Author: James Patterson
'Always expect the unexpected. Right around Thanksgiving, when the new Alex Cross will be out. It's called Four Blind Mice and it's a pretty amazing story about several murders inside the military.'

Author: Stephen Evans
'Thanksgiving is nothing but a toast to genocide.'

Author: Jesse Tyler Ferguson
'Something I didn't even know was on my bucket list has been achieved. I have cooked Thanksgiving dinner with Martha Stewart. I vow to follow the gospel of her teachings and do my very best in the remarkably less glamorous kitchen of my own home... without'

Author: Lily Aldridge
'I think I'm going to give my baby her first food on Thanksgiving, make her some organic sweet potato. I'm very excited! It's going to be a big day and my husband is in charge of the turkey - he's the chef of the family!'

Author: Merle Shain
'The act is unjustifiable that either begs for a blessing, or, having succeeded gives no thanksgiving.'

Author: Bob Wells
'In our family, mom and dad are Longhorns, our first two kids are Aggies and we're hoping our last one is a Longhorn. It gives us family fun on Thanksgiving Day.'

Author: Marc Forgione
'I have nothing against turkey. We eat turkey for Thanksgiving in my house.'




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