Every Christmas now for years I have found myself wondering about the point of the celebration. As the holiday has become more ecumenical and secular it has lost much of the magic that I remember so fondly from childhood.
I think Christmas is about celebration and come on on the inside everyone wants to dance.
In our work and in our living we must recognize that difference is a reason for celebration and growth rather than a reason for destruction.
I don't like war. I particularly don't like the celebration of war which I think the administration is a little bit guilty of.
It is a historical error for those who were not there to just refer to August 28th as 'I Have a Dream' speech day. That is a real disservice to those who were there. It was a sad day. It was not a celebration environment.
Boxing is a celebration of the lost religion of masculinity all the more trenchant for its being lost.
At the last Celebration I spoke before an auditorium full of people and I could just feel the affection and the positive feelings that they were exuding. It was actually moving. I remember thinking 'I'm not worthy ' because 'Star Wars' is so much bigger than all of us.
A pet store is a celebration of dogs' existence and an explosion of options. About cats a pet store seems to say 'Here we couldn't think of anything else.' Cats are the Hanukkah of the animal world in this way. They are feted quietly and happily by a minority but there's only so much hoopla applicable to them.
I'm an enormous admirer of Christopher Lee. He's somebody along with Vincent Price who I celebrate and I wanted my movies to show that celebration and that honoring of these great film stars that were unafraid to go into horror and Grand Guignol and the macabre.
I am excited to rise today to support National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day. This celebration honors the husband and wife business owner teams whose work helps drive the economy and fuel job growth.
This celebration here tells me that this work is not hopeless. I thank you for this teaching with all my heart and lift my glass to human solidarity to the ultimate victory of knowledge peace good-will and understanding.
I love our shared island our shared Ireland and its core decency. I love it for its imagination and its celebration of the endless possibilities for our people.
The Grateful Dead they're my best friends. Their message of hope peace love teamwork creativity imagination celebration the dance the vision the purpose the passion all of the things I believe in makes me the luckiest Deadhead in the world.
I think it's time to have a celebration of life and renew our vows. And this time we're going to write the vows because they're going to mean a lot more. We certainly put the 'in sickness and in health' vow to the test the last year and half.
Sometimes people get mad at The Simpsons' subversive story telling but there's another message in there which is a celebration of making wild funny stories.
Today is a celebration of hope for the Iraqi people. The Iraqi people can now take control of their government and their future by creating a society that protects the rights endowed to us by our creator - life liberty and freedom.
I taped my first series for PBS in 1982 at WJCT-TV in Jacksonville Florida. The show called 'Everyday Cooking with Jacques Pepin ' was about saving time and money in the kitchen - and it was a celebration of simple and unpretentious food.
When I heard the royal family wanted to have me perform in celebration of Prince William's marriage I knew I had to give them a little something. 'Wet' is the perfect anthem for Prince William or any playa to get the club smokin'.
But you know we have a very normal family. We've had our ups and downs. You know we've had our issues but we've had great cause for celebration.
The difference between art about death and actual death is that one's a celebration and the other's a dull fact.
But there is a difference here: When Jewish children are murdered Arabs celebrate the deed. The death of an Arab child is no cause for celebration in Israel.
What I love about the East End is that there's a great perseverance determination and courage. What I dislike about it is that there is sometimes a celebration of ignorance.
And for the city's birthday we will host events in every neighborhood of the city inviting all of our residents to share in the celebration of Boston's great epic - the story of neighbors who support one another where it matters most.
The arts quite simply nourish the soul. They sustain comfort inspire. There is nothing like that exquisite moment when you first discover the beauty of connecting with others in celebration of larger ideals and shared wisdom.