What Authors Have to Say About the Holidays

Filed in The Writing Life by on December 23, 2015 • views: 1263

Books Holidays “Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone.”
~ Charles M. Schulz

“One can never have enough socks,” said Dumbledore. “Another Christmas has come and gone and I didn’t get a single pair. People will insist on giving me books.”
~ J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

“Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time.”
~ Laura Ingalls Wilder

snowman“A lovely thing about Christmas is that it’s compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together.”
~ Garrison Keillor, Leaving Home

“Christmas is a season for kindling the fire for hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.”
~ Washington Irving

“At one time, most of my friends could hear the bell, but as years passed, it fell silent for all of them. Even Sarah found one Christmas that she could no longer hear its sweet sound. Though I’ve grown old, the bell still rings for me, as it does for all who truly believe.”
~ Chris Van Allsburg, The Polar Express

Snowman Cute“It was the beginning of the greatest Christmas ever. Little food. No presents. But there was a snowman in their basement.”
~ Markus Zusak, The Book Thief

“The rooms were very still while the pages were softly turned and the winter sunshine crept in to touch the bright heads and serious faces with a Christmas greeting.”
~ Louisa May Alcott

“Of course there is a Santa Claus. It’s just that no single somebody could do all he has to do. So the Lord has spread the task among us all. That’s why everybody is Santa Claus. I am. You are.”
~ Truman Capote, One Christmas

“Once again, we come to the holiday season, a deeply religious time that each of us observes, in his own way, by going to the mall of his choice.”
~ Dave Barry

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“At last the anchor was up, the sails were set, and off we glided. It was a short, cold Christmas; and as the short northern day merged into night, we found ourselves almost broad upon the wintry ocean, whose freezing spray cased us in ice, as in polished armor. The long rows of teeth on the bulwarks glistened in the moonlight; and like the white ivory tusks of some huge elephant, vast curving icicles depended from the bows.”
~ Herman Melville, Moby-Dick; or, The Whale

“Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more!”
~ Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

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  1. Sanaa Brooks says:

    Yeah, I got socks this year as a present. (From my little sister because she heard I was complaining about not having any fuzzy socks Lol) So yes, I can relate.

    Although, I wouldn’t mind people giving me books! LOL

    ~ Sanaa