The upheavals of adolescence silenced 'A Christmas Carol' for a few years. I became a firebrand atheist. Christmas - humbug! Too commercial! Then I became an agnostic. Christmas was a pro-forma affair basically a chore. Buy mother a book dad a new tie my brother and sister small gifts. Pretend thanks for the fountain pens and shirts I received.
Everything's coming up roses - for me.
To a Christian Easter Sunday means everything when we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Orphans dead parents lonely children at Christmas morose spoken word recordings everything you love about the holidays. Move the turkey over so you can fit your head in the oven.
It always depresses me when people moan about how commercial Christmas is. I love everything about it. The tradition of having this great big feast slap bang in the middle of winter is an essential thing to look forward to at the end of the year.
Fantastic! Right in the middle of that long stretch between Christmas and Spring Break your coats are getting dirty everything's dark dingy - what a great time for a movie!
I suppose if you look back to your early childhood you accept everything people tell you and that includes a heavy dose of irrationality - you're told about tooth fairies and Father Christmas and things.
Christmas waves a magic wand over this world and behold everything is softer and more beautiful.
What I had to prove was that I had a dedication and a desire and a passion to do the work and everything else would fall in place because I have a vision that I want to portray and it did and I do it. I don't sell anything.
Everything considered work is less boring than amusing oneself.
Motivation is everything. You can do the work of two people but you can't be two people. Instead you have to inspire the next guy down the line and get him to inspire his people.
I work really hard at trying to see the big picture and not getting stuck in ego. I believe we're all put on this planet for a purpose and we all have a different purpose... When you connect with that love and that compassion that's when everything unfolds.
I'm 65 and I guess that puts me in with the geriatrics. But if there were fifteen months in every year I'd only be 48. That's the trouble with us. We number everything. Take women for example. I think they deserve to have more than twelve years between the ages of 28 and 40.
Women can't do everything at the same time we need to understand milestones in our lives comes in segments.
Women must pay for everything. They do get more glory than men for comparable feats but they also get more notoriety when they crash.
Women hate everything which strips off the tinsel of sentiment and they are right or it would rob them of their weapons.
Mainstream media tend to just mouth the conventional wisdom to see everything through the filter of right and left.
In my own personal life God plays a great role in the risk because I pray before I go into the operating room for every case and I ask him to give me wisdom to help me to know what to do - and not only for operating but for everything.
The stupidity of people comes from having an answer for everything. The wisdom of the novel comes from having a question for everything.
Winning is not everything but wanting to win is.
I'll get pretty much everything the way I want it. I've always dreamed of a beach wedding.
I'm a jewelry girl. I became with friends with designer Irene Neuwirth a few years ago. At that point I just used to wear my wedding rings. Very low key. Now if I could I'd be draped from head to toe in her jewelry all the time. Everything she makes is beautiful.
And we've got a toaster and everything. So there is no reason for the wedding.
I had seen people who had lost everything and everyone they loved to war famine and natural disasters.
When I was growing up it was 'Communists'. Now it's 'Terrorists'. So you always have to have somebody to fight and be afraid of so the war machine can build more bombs guns and bullets and everything.