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Four Color Politics

Mainly the Quotes of the Morning, with occasional Other Crap.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Quotes of the Morning: Thanksgiving

“Thanksgiving is a typically American holiday...The lavish meal is a symbol of the fact that abundant consumption is the result and reward of production.”
-Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

“Oh bitter, bitter Ayn Rand.. Will you never find happiness? In two days it is Thanksgiving, the American holiday of family, excessive eating and football. Enjoy yourselves, drive safely, and give a little sincere thanks to the Universe or your Deity of Choice that you’ve made it this far. Life is pretty good sometimes.”

“Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.”
-Mark Twain

“I once wanted to become an atheist, but I gave up - they have no holidays.”
-Henny Youngman (1906 - 1998)

“Thanksgiving Day is a day devoted by persons with inflammatory rheumatism to thanking a loving Father that it is not hydrophobia.”
-H. L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)

“On Thanksgiving Day all over America, families sit down to dinner at the same moment - halftime.”

“A two-pound turkey and a fifty-pound cranberry - that's Thanksgiving dinner at Three-Mile Island.”
-Johnny Carson (1925 - )

“I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new. “
-Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

“Never eat more than you can lift.”
-Miss Piggy

“Man is the only animal that can remain on friendly terms with the victims he intends to eat until he eats them.”
-Samuel Butler (1835 - 1902)

“Preach not to others what they should eat, but eat as becomes you, and be silent.”
-Epictetus (50-138)

“A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.”


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