Celebration Quotes

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Abraham Joshua Heschel
“People of our time are losing the power of celebration. Instead of celebrating we seek to be amused or entertained. Celebration is an active state, an act of expressing reverence or appreciation. To be entertained is a passive state--it is to receive pleasure afforded by an amusing act or a spectacle.... Celebration is a confrontation, giving attention to the transcendent meaning of one's actions.
Source: The Wisdom of Heschel”
Abraham Joshua Heschel

Jimmy Buffett
“It's a fine line between Saturday night and Sunday morning.”
Jimmy Buffett

Craig Ferguson
“Anyone who's just driven 90 yards against huge men trying to kill them has earned the right to do Jazz hands. ”
Craig Ferguson

Amit Kalantri
“A birth-date is a reminder to celebrate the life as well as to update the life.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
“I've told my children that when I die, to release balloons in the sky to celebrate that I graduated. For me, death is a graduation.”
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Anne Carson
“Come here, let me share a bit of wisdom with you.
Have you given much thought to our mortal condition?
Probably not. Why would you? Well, listen.
All mortals owe a debt to death.
There's no one alive
who can say if he will be tomorrow.
Our fate moves invisibly! A mystery.
No one can teach it, no one can grasp it.
Accept this! Cheer up! Have a drink!
But don't forget Aphrodite--that's one sweet goddess.
You can let the rest go. Am I making sense?
I think so. How about a drink.
Put on a garland. I'm sure
the happy splash of wine will cure your mood.
We're all mortal you know. Think mortal.
Because my theory is, there's no such thing as life,
it's just catastrophe.
Anne Carson, Grief Lessons: Four Plays by Euripides

Julia Quinn
“This is a wonderful day,” Anthony was muttering to himself. “A wonderful day.” He looked up sharply at Gareth. “You don’t have sisters, do you?”
“None,” Gareth confirmed.
“I am in possession of four,” Anthony said, tossing back at least a third of the contents of his glass. “Four. And now they’re all off my hands. I’m done,” he said, looking as if he might break into a jig at any moment. “I’m free.”
“You’ve daughters, don’t you?” Gareth could not resist reminding him.
“Just one, and she’s only three. I have years before I have to go through this again. If I’m lucky, she’ll convert to Catholicism and become a nun.
Gareth choked on his drink.
“It’s good, isn’t it?” Anthony said, looking at the bottle. “Aged twenty-four years.”
“I don’t believe I’ve ever ingested anything quite so ancient,” Gareth murmured.”
Julia Quinn, It's in His Kiss

“Grace is the celebration of life, relentlessly hounding all the non-celebrants in the world. It is a floating, cosmic bash shouting its way through the streets of the universe, flinging the sweetness of its cassations to every window, pounding at every door in a hilarity beyond all liking and happening, until the prodigals come out at last and dance, and the elder brothers finally take their fingers out of their ears.”
Robert Farrar Capon, Between Noon & Three: Romance, Law & the Outrage of Grace

“Eat, drink, and be merry for tomorrow we'll die”
Dave Matthews

“Pies mean Thanksgiving and Christmas and picnics.”
Janet Clarkson, Pie: A Global History

Amit Ray
“Every day is a good day. There is something to learn, care and celebrate.”
Amit Ray, Walking the Path of Compassion

Santosh Kalwar
“Celebration is an act of impressing sadistic someone residing in you.”
Santosh Kalwar

Gerald Morris
“How did they know that I was the one who saved them?"
"They don't. You're the third knight they've celebrated over since it happened.”
Gerald Morris, The Squire, His Knight, and His Lady

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Go higher and higher, until it becomes impossible to bring you down, I wanna use a microscope to locate you, don't even dream of coming down.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Jean Vanier
“At the heart of the celebration, there are the poor. If [they] are excluded, it is not longer a celebration. [...] A celebration must always be a festival of the poor.”
Jean Vanier, Community And Growth

“So let’s raise our glass to the accident season,
To the river beneath us where we sink our souls,
To the bruises and secrets, to the ghosts in the ceiling,
One more drink for the watery road.”
Moïra Fowley-Doyle

Sol Luckman
“The fireworks went on for nearly half an hour, great pulsing strobes, fiery dandelions and starbursts of light brightening both sky and water. It was hard to tell which was reality and which was reflection, as if there were two displays, above and below, going on simultaneously—one in space-time, mused Max, and the other in time-space.”
Sol Luckman, Snooze: A Story of Awakening

Akshay Vasu
“A lot of corpses woke up every morning from their graves. Stood in front of the mirror and wore the masks which made them look alive. Stuck in the vicious circle of death. Scared to break out and scared of falling into the infinite pit of darkness, they beat down their souls that were fighting for an escape, mercilessly every day. They walked out into the world with pain, only to return back to the home, which did not feel like a home anymore, again in the night. They removed their masks in front of the mirror, stared into those empty eyes and walked back to their graves silently, with the fear of waking up again next day and with nothing to celebrate in their heart.”
Akshay Vasu, The Abandoned Paradise: Unraveling the beauty of untouched thoughts and dreams

Rebecca McNutt
“Shout to the top!”
Rebecca McNutt, Bittersweet Symphony

“Let ghosts sleep, don’t wake them up. Celebrate and just get used to celebrating more and more.”
Francis Lucille, The Perfume of Silence

“You are not a burden to be endured. You are an asset to be desired, preserved and celebrated.”
Paul Bamikole

Victoria L. White
“Heartbreak should be a celebration not mourning because it’s an opportunity to get in touch with what your current beliefs are, and an opportunity to step back in alignment with what represents your highest good.”
Victoria L. White, Learning To Love: And The Power of Sacred Sexual Spiritual Partnerships

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Some people were killed by their celebration of the fact that they were still alive.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Crystal King
“I loved Vinalia. Every year Passia and I looked forward to the first feast of the three-day festival. Aelia would line up the servants on both sides of the long hallway leading from the front door through the atrium. Together Apicius, Apicata, and Aelia would walk the lines and place a grape on the tongue of each slave and say a blessing to the lady Venus. Then Apicius would have ten jars of his best Falernian wine brought up from the cellar and he would give them to his most loyal servants. I would make sweet curds and honey tarts for the whole household, slaves included, and we would read poetry and listen to music.”
Crystal King, Feast of Sorrow: A Novel of Ancient Rome

E.A. Bucchianeri
“It was one of those puzzling facts of life that women either celebrated a happy event or solved their problems with a shopping spree.”
E.A. Bucchianeri, Vocation of a Gadfly

“A lot of hard work comes together to form joy”
Vineet Raj Kapoor

“Life is a celebration. Consider everything that makes you happy as a gift from God and say, 'Thank you.”
Francis Lucille, The Perfume of Silence

“Life is a celebration. Consider everything that makes you happy as a gift from God and say, 'Thank you.'

Lucille, Francis. The Perfume of Silence . Unknown. Kindle Edition.”
Francis Lucille, The Perfume of Silence

Leigh Shulman
“Always celebrate your wins. Big or small.”
Leigh Shulman

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