Gifts Quotes

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Charles Dickens
“What greater gift than the love of a cat.”
Charles Dickens

Neil Gaiman
“Books make great gifts because they have whole worlds inside of them. And it's much cheaper to buy somebody a book than it is to buy them the whole world!”
Neil Gaiman

Erin Morgenstern
“Someone needs to tell those tales. When the battles are fought and won and lost, when the pirates find their treasures and the dragons eat their foes for breakfast with a nice cup of Lapsang souchong, someone needs to tell their bits of overlapping narrative. There's magic in that. It's in the listener, and for each and every ear it will be different, and it will affect them in ways they can never predict. From the mundane to the profound. You may tell a tale that takes up residence in someone's soul, becomes their blood and self and purpose. That tale will move them and drive them and who knows what they might do because of it, because of your words. That is your role, your gift. Your sister may be able to see the future, but you yourself can shape it, boy. Do not forget that... there are many kinds of magic, after all.”
Erin Morgenstern, The Night Circus

Arthur Conan Doyle
“Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself; but talent instantly recognizes genius.”
Arthur Conan Doyle, The Valley of Fear

David Nicholls
“You're gorgeous, you old hag, and if I could give you just one gift ever for the rest of your life it would be this. Confidence. It would be the gift of confidence. Either that or a scented candle”
David Nicholls, One Day

Audrey Hepburn
“You can always tell what kind of a person a man really thinks you are by the earrings he gives you.”
Audrey Hepburn

Mandy Hale
“If you learn to really sit with loneliness and embrace it for the gift that it is…an opportunity to get to know YOU, to learn how strong you really are, to depend on no one but YOU for your happiness…you will realize that a little loneliness goes a LONG way in creating a richer, deeper, more vibrant and colorful YOU.”
Mandy Hale, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass

“Presents are made for the pleasure of who gives them, not the merits of who receives them.”
Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind

Steve Maraboli
“Give freely to the world these gifts of love and compassion. Do not concern yourself with how much you receive in return, just know in your heart it will be returned.”
Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

Leo F. Buscaglia
“Our talents are the gift that God gives to us... What we make of our talents is our gift back to God”
Leo Buscaglia

Roman Payne
“The ‘Muse’ is not an artistic mystery, but a mathematical equation. The gift are those ideas you think of as you drift to sleep. The giver is that one you think of when you first awake.”
Roman Payne

Shannon L. Alder
“Personality begins where comparison leaves off. Be unique. Be memorable. Be confident. Be proud.”
Shannon L. Alder

Seneca
“A gift consists not in what is done or given, but in the intention of the giver or doer.”
Seneca, Moral Essays: Volume III

Sarah Dessen
“The best gifts come from the heart, not the store.”
Sarah Dessen, Lock and Key

Jeannette Walls
“Years from now, when all the junk they got is broken and long forgotten, you'll still have your stars.”
Jeannette Walls, The Glass Castle
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Steve Maraboli
“Finding happiness should not be seen as finding a needle in a haystack. Happiness is within. Each day is a blessing that brings an abundance of happiness. Therefore, finding happiness should be like finding a gift in a stack of gifts.”
Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

Thomas à Kempis
“A wise lover values not so much the gift of the lover as the love of the giver.”
Thomas A Kempis, The Imitation of Christ

Terry Pratchett
“They always gives me bath salts," complained Nobby. "And bath soap and bubble bath and herbal bath lumps and tons of bath stuff and I can't think why, 'cos it's not as if I hardly ever has a bath. You'd think they'd take the hint, wouldn't you?”
Terry Pratchett, Hogfather

Amaka Imani Nkosazana
“When God takes out the trash, don't go digging back through it. Trust Him.”
Amaka Imani Nkosazana, Heart Crush

“Our deepest wounds surround our greatest gifts.”
Ken Page

Erma Bombeck
“Thanks to my mother, not a single cardboard box has found its way back into society. We receive gifts in boxes from stores that went out of business twenty years ago.”
Erma Bombeck

Christina Dodd
“You and me-we've whored together. We've fought together.And I still dunna understand how ye always seems to know where the money is hidden and the liquor is stored and the scandals are richest.'
It's a gift.”
Christina Dodd, Into The Shadow

William Wilberforce
“We have different forms assigned to us in the school of life, different gifts imparted. All is not attractive that is good. Iron is useful, though it does not sparkle like the diamond. Gold has not the fragrance of a flower. So different persons have various modes of excellence, and we must have an eye to all.”
William Wilberforce

Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
“When confronted with a birthday in a week I will remember that a book can be a really good present, too.”
Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, At Knit's End: Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much

Alfred Tennyson
“But thy strong Hours indignant work’d their wills,
And beat me down and marr’d and wasted me,
And tho’ they could not end me, left me maim’d
To dwell in presence of immortal youth,
Immortal age beside immortal youth,
And all I was, in ashes.
- Tithonus”
Alfred Lord Tennyson

Gene Wolfe
“When a gift is deserved, it is not a gift but a payment.”
Gene Wolfe, Shadow & Claw

Alfred Tennyson
“Let me go: take back thy gift:
Why should a man desire in any way
To vary from the kindly race of men,
Or pass beyond the goal of ordinance
Where all should pause, as is most meet for all?
...Why wilt thou ever scare me with thy tears,
And make me tremble lest a saying learnt,
In days far-off, on that dark earth, be true?
‘The Gods themselves cannot recall their gifts.’
- Tithonus”
Alfred Lord Tennyson

C. JoyBell C.
“One of the best gifts you can give to someone, is a wider perspective. It's also one of the best gifts you can receive. So if you have given someone a wider perspective, don't feel bad about it (about taking their blindfolds off and having to watch them cringe in the newfound sunlight); I know it's hard, but you're doing them a lasting favor. And a wider perspective can be difficult for you yourself to accept, in the beginning (during the time that you squint while the sunlight stings your own eyes), but later you'll find yourself coming back to it, even if you abandoned it as something worthless; you'll look for it, one day. Or it will grow on you. Perspective.”
C. JoyBell C.

Israelmore Ayivor
“Giving does not only preceed receiving; it is the reason for it. It is in giving that we receive.”
Israelmore Ayivor

Ingrid Betancourt
“I was discovering that the most precious gift someone can give us is time, because what gives time its value is death.”
Ingrid Betancourt, Even Silence Has an End: My Six Years of Captivity in the Colombian Jungle

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